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Veterans of Korean War honored By Belinda M. Paschal Civitas Media

Cause of Florida gas plant blast being investigated TAVARES, Fla. (AP) — Equipment malfunction and human error are among the possible causes of a series of explosions that spawned a 20-by-20 foot fireball at a central Florida propane plant and left eight injured, authorities said.

DAYTON — Saturday, July 27, marked the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended what some refer to as America’s “Forgotten War.” There were no parades or fanfare awaiting these soldiers when they returned home. Even today, the Korean War often gets lost in the shuffle of more oftrecognized wars. So it was with awe and astonishment that three local Korean War veterans received a heroes’ welcome during a recent trip to Seoul to participate in activities commemorating the armistice that ceased the fierce combat between North and South Korea. The trio’s homecoming on Tuesday at the Dayton International Airport was filled with emotion, stories about their experiences and praise for the graciousness and hospitality of their hosts and helpers during the weeklong visit. “We felt like presidents,” said Donald Meek of Troy. “This trip meant the world to me. It was just beyond human dreams.”

Meek, along with Donald Motter of Piqua and Donald Earnest of Tipp City, made the all-expenses-paid trip to South Korea as guests of the Korean Presbyterian Church of Kettering. All three are members of the Western Ohio chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association, based in Piqua. Meek spent 13 of his 21 months in the Army serving in South Korea. A decade after his discharge from the Army, he enlisted in the Air National Guard, from which he retired. Among the many trip memories he shared was a trip to North Korea, which despite the armistice signing, continues to have a tense relationship with its neighbor to the south. “I always thought that if I got into North Korea, they’d shoot me dead!” the endearingly animated Meek said. Earnest also spoke of the trip north, as well as into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a strip of land running across the Korean peninsula, along the 38th parallel north, that serves as a buffer zone between North and South Korea.

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Mike Ullery | Civitas Media Korean War veterans Donald Meek of Troy and Donald Earnest of Tipp City acknowledge those gathered to meet them at the Dayton International Airport on Tuesday afternoon following a week-long trip to Korea. The trip was sponsored by the Korean Presbyterian Church and allowed the vets to attend ceremonies honoring the 60th anniversary of the signing of the amistice ending hostilities in the Korean War.

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Campers of the Miami County Park District Eco-Splorers including Lydia Collins, 10, take advantage of a mud pit Wednesday during Water Discovery at Garbry Big Woods Reserve near Casstown.

Down and dirty Ecosplorers, Ecotots learn, explore in mud pit By Melanie Yingst Staff Writer

MIAMI COUNTY — This week, Miami County Park District’s EcoSpolorers were as happy as pigs in mud. Eco-Tots and Eco-Spolorers got the oppurtunity to play and explore in a

man-made mud pit as part of “Water Week” at the Miami County Parks District’s Garbry Big Woods Reserve. Naturalist Susan Condy, along with a group of muddy Eco-Spolorers, played a game of mud pit survival on Wednesday. The children used wood logs to make

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FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Acquitted of the most serious charge against him, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning still faces up to 136 years in prison for leaking government secrets to the website WikiLeaks, and his fate rests with a judge who will begin hearing arguments Wednesday in the sentencing phase of the soldier’s court-martial. The former intelligence analyst was convicted of 20 of 22 charges for sending hundreds of thousands of government and diplomatic secrets to WikiLeaks, but he was found not guilty of aiding the enemy, which alone could have meant life in prison without parole. “We’re not celebrating,” defense attorney David Coombs said. “Ultimately, his sentence is all that really matters.” Military prosecutors said they would call as many as 20 witnesses for the sentencing phase. The government said as many as half of the prosecution witnesses would testify about classified matters in closed court. They include experts on counterintelligence, strategic planning and terrorism. The judge prohibited both sides from presenting evidence during trial about any actual damage the leaks caused to national security and troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, but lawyers will be allowed to bring that up at sentencing. The release of diplomatic cables, warzone logs and videos embarrassed the U.S. and its allies. U.S. officials warned of dire consequences in the days immediately after the first disclosures in July 2010, but a Pentagon review later suggested those fears might have been overblown. The judge also restricted evidence about Manning’s motives. Manning testified during a pre-trial hearing he leaked the material to expose U.S military “bloodlust” and diplomatic deceitfulness, but did not believe his actions would harm the country. He didn’t testify during the trial, but he could take the stand during the sentencing phase. Lisa Windsor, a retired Army colonel and former judge advocate, said the punishment phase would focus on Manning’s motive and the harm that was done by the leak. “You’re balancing that to determine what would be an appropriate sentence. I think it’s likely that he’s going to be in jail for a very long time,” said Windsor, now in private practice in Washington. The judge, Army Col. Denise Lind, deliberated three days before reaching her verdict in a case involving the largest leak of documents in U.S. history. The case drew worldwide attention as supporters hailed Manning as a whistleblower and the U.S. government called him an anarchist computer hacker and attentionseeking traitor. The verdict denied the government a precedent that

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Responses, many angry, flood OSU after remarks COLUMBUS (AP) — Joseph Nally was disappointed on three fronts by disparaging remarks made by Ohio State University’s former president — as a Roman Catholic, a graduate of Ohio State and a Notre Dame grad. “Your President’s recent remarks were disappointing — and unacceptable,” Nally, a Cleveland doctor, wrote in a scathing letter to Ohio State’s trustee chairman on June 3.

In December comments first revealed in May by The Associated Press, ex-President Gordon Gee jabbed Roman Catholics, the University of Notre Dame and Southeastern Conference schools, among others. Nally, 62, a kidney disease specialist at the Cleveland Clinic, said in a phone interview Wednesday that Gee’s comments “really tainted the university.” The university was flooded with angry

emails and letters after the remarks, many demanding Gee’s firing or immediate resignation, according to documents obtained by the AP through an open records request. “The Board should be asking, what would they have done if any other employee of the university made similar remarks about Jews, gays, impaired persons, obese persons, same sex couples or a racially insensitive remark?” Dennis

Lyons wrote in a May 31 email. He told the AP in a follow-up email he was satisfied with Gee’s retirement. In Dec. 5 comments to the university Athletic Council, Gee criticized the negotiating tactics of Notre Dame administrators during discussions about joining the Big Ten, saying they weren’t good partners. He jokingly said the school’s priests were “holy on Sunday and they’re holy hell on the rest of the

week,” and said, to laughter, “you just can’t trust those damn Catholics.” On March 11, before the remarks became public, university trustees ordered Gee to begin apologizing for the comments and warned that future transgressions could lead to his dismissal. Gee, 69, retired July 1, a decision he announced

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it across the mud using team work. One misstep and the children sunk in the deep, watery muck. “The mud pit was my favorite part,” said Brandon Allen. The 10 year old, covered head to toe in mud said he loved “Water Week” and exploring the park’s woods and creek. “We learned how to use teamwork to get across,” Allen said. Condy said the exercise was to get safely across the mud pit or “get washed down the stream.” Other activities included art work and games to learn about water shed and the park’s aquatic life. “Every day we get to go down to • Stocks of local interest the creek to find crawdads,” Allen Values reflect closing prices said. “We found a lot of stuff in the from Wednesday. creek.” Symbol Price Change Austin Kline, 9, of Piqua, was AA 7.95 -0.08 nearly unidentifiable with dried CAG 36.21 -0.24 mud covering his entire body. 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Bike USB 37.32 -0.38 Trail Discovery Week was held on VZ 49.48 -0.94 the Great Miami River Recreational WEN 7.11 +0.03 Trail for children to bike along the WMT 77.94 +0.05 river and the woods on wheels. “Water Week” ends with its annual “Water Olympics” on Friday and includes canoe rides on the ponds Staff Photo | ANTHONY WEBER of the Garbry Big Woods Reserve at n Continued from page 1 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, near Austin Kline, 9, left, and LaVante Williams, power through a mud pit during a one-legged race Wednesday during Water Discovery at Garbry Big Woods Reserve near Casstown. Fletcher. “We went to the buildings where the (armistice) was signed and took a tour of the 8th Army base north of Seoul,” Earnest n Continued from page 1 said. “In North Korea, just a few days after the AP academic and otherwise — the they made us take off anyfirst reported on the remarks. rank and stature of your presithing that identified us “Dr. Gee was on vacation with dent,” Shuler said in a May 30 as a military person — medals, insignias, every- his family and he returned and email to university trustees. thing. There were guards indicated he was making the A second category of on each side, standing at decision to retire,” Ohio State responses involved comments spokeswoman Gayle Saunders rigid attention.” from people who responded to Motter, a Navy veteran, said Tuesday when asked for a form letter apology that Gee told of being honored dur- comment on the responses’ emailed to the entire university ing a special ceremony impact on Gee’s retirement. for helping to save the community on May 31. Gee saw some of the emails lives of some 100 refugees when he returned and respondOf those, 225 were positive, above the 38th parallel. ed with further apologies, with 21 negative, records show. Overcome with emotion, “C’mon President Gee you he said he later met a records show. The university search comwere hilarious,” senior-to-be woman in Piqua who was AP Photo among the children res- mittee was scheduled to hold In this June 7 file photo, Ohio State University president Gordon Gee gives his retirement speech Mike Leone wrote on May 31. the board of trustees meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Outraged priests. Furious alumni. cued during that mission. another meeting Wednesday to during “I’m a church going catholic Potential parents of future students. Supporters with money set aside in wills. All were among the discuss Gee’s replacement. Earnest reiterated his dozens of people who wrote angry letters and emails to Ohio State University over remarks former and was roaring when I heard Comments from people who president Gordon Gee made jabbing Roman Catholics, Notre Dame and Southeastern Conference amazement at the recogniaccording to documents obtained by The Associated Press through an open records your comments on the radio tion and respect he and heard of the remarks and sent schools, request. this morning.” his comrades received in unsolicited responses were Leone, 21, of Cleveland, told be done. a Catholic priest in Lookout Seoul. “Korean War vets overwhelmingly negative, are the forgotten vets — it including 187 emails and let- Mountain, Ga., for example, “I cannot recall in my life- the AP on Tuesday he didn’t was unbelievable, it was ters, according to the corre- was among at least five priests time (68 years old) such a bla- feel as if Gee was attacking really tremendous,” he spondence reviewed by the AP. who wrote or emailed the uni- tant public display of ignorance anyone and was sorry to see said. “They treated us like The Rev. Thomas Shuler, versity to demand something and bigotry by an official — him go. kings.”



WikiLeaks n Continued from page 1 “against whom the Obama administration has been waging an unprecedented offensive,” and threatens the future of investigative journalism because intimidated sources might fall quiet. However, another advocate of less government secrecy, Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists, questioned whether the implications will be so dire,

given the extraordinary nature of the Manning case. “This was a massive hemorrhage of government records, and it’s not too surprising that it elicited a strong reaction from the government,” Aftergood said. “Most journalists are not in the business of publishing classified documents, they’re in the business of reporting the news, which is not the same thing,” he

said. “This is not good news for journalism, but it’s not the end of the world, either.” Glenn Greenwald, the journalist, commentator and former civil rights lawyer who first reported Edward Snowden’s leaks of National Security Agency surveillance programs, said Manning’s acquittal on the charge of aiding the enemy represented a “tiny sliver of justice.” But WikiLeaks found-

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freedom of press advocates had warned could have broad implications for leak cases and investigative journalism about national security issues. Whistleblower advocates and legal experts had mixed opinions on the implications for the future of leak cases in the Internet age. The advocacy group Reporters Without Borders said the verdict was a chilling warning to whistleblowers,

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and America’s weak support for the government of Tunisia — a disclosure Manning supporters said helped trigger the Middle Eastern pro-democracy uprisings known as the Arab Spring. To prove aiding the enemy, prosecutors had to show Manning had “actual knowledge” the material he leaked would be seen by al-Qaida and that he had “general evil intent.” They presented evidence the material fell into the hands of the terrorist group and its former leader, Osama bin Laden, but struggled to prove their assertion that Manning was an anarchist computer hacker and attention-seeking traitor.

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• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami • WHAT’S UNDER County Farmers MILTON: A What’s Market will be offered Under West Milton from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. program will be from behind Friendly’s, Troy. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the • P R AY E R Milton-Union Public BREAKFAST: The Library. Join the vilCommunity Men’s lage of West Milton’s Prayer Breakfast will Street Supervisor Jim begin at 7:30 a.m. at Wilson as he discusses the old St. Patrick’s water pipes, natural CONTACT US Soup Kitchen on East springs and underMain St. ground engineering Call Melody • BLUEGRASS in West Milton. This Vallieu at FESTIVAL: The second 18-year veteran will annual Bluegrass on the 440-5265 also introduce children Mountain festival will to his favorite piece of to list your be offered beginning at equipment … the backfree calendar 1 p.m. at the Pleasant hoe. items. You Hill VFW Post 6557, • FRIENDS can send 7578 W. Fenner Road, MEETING: The New your news Ludlow Falls. The Friends of the Miltonby e-mail to event will feature Joe Union Public Library Mullins and the Radio will meet at 6:30 p.m. Ramblers and other Members will be disbands. Admission $20. cussing the upcoming September book Please bring lawn chairs to sit on. Food sale. • HOT DOGS: The American Legion and drinks will be for sale on the range. • BOOK SIGNING: Susan Furlong will Auxiliary Unit No. 586, 377 N. Third St.,Tipp City, will prepare hot dog sand- be in the Tippecanoe Historical Society’s wiches with toppings and chips for $2 booth at the Tipp City Farmer’s Market from 6-7:30 p.m. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. from 9 a.m. to noon to sign copies of her book “Tippecanoe to Tipp City — The for $5. • COMMISSION MEETING: The First 100 Years.” • PEDALING THE PATH: The members of the Public Defenders Commission will be at 10 a.m. at 201 W. Miami County Park District will hold its “Pedaling the Path” interpretive bicycle Main St., Troy. • STRIP STEAK: The American tour from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cyclists will Legion Post No. 43, 622 S. Market St., meet at the Great Miami River Recreation will offer a 1-inch thick New York strip Trail parking lot at 970 State Route 202. steak supper, including baked potato and Come explore the Great Miami River Bike Trail with Sequoia Steven and learn salad from 5-7:30 p.m. The meal is $10. • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning dis- about plants, animals and the history of covery walk for adults will be from 8-9:30 the area. A bicycle helmet is required. a.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Register for the program online at www. Aullwood Road, Dayton. Tom Hissong, miamicountyparks, email to register@ education coordinator, will lead walkers or call (937) 335as they experience the wonderful season- 6273, Ext. 104. • CAST IRON STARGAZE: The Miami al changes taking place. Bring binoculars. County Park District VIPs will hold a Friday “Cast Iron Stargaze” program on August • CREOLE STOMP: Thousands of miles from the Louisiana bayou, Prouty 3rd from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Charleston Plaza will sound as though it is jutting up Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Rd. south of out of the swampland at 7:30 p.m. Aug. Tipp City. Join staff and volunteers as 2 when Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole they explore the stars and learn some of Stomp take the stage. A hybrid blues the secrets to cast iron cooking over the based creole-zydeco group, Creole Stomp campfire. The Volunteers in Parks will will bring the unique and cultural sounds be cooking up some delicious foods for of Louisiana to Troy. The performance you to sample. They also will share some is free and open to the public. Guests recipes and give tips on how to cook should bring chairs or blankets to accom- over a campfire. Mike Feinstein from the modate seating. For more information Stillwater Stargazers will be on hand to regarding the concert, contact Troy Main show participants the beauty of the night Street at (937) 339.5455 or visit www. sky. Register for the program online at The rain location is www.miamicountyparks, email to regisTroy Christian High School located at or call (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104. 700 S. Dorset Road. • CREATURE FEATURE: Brukner • DINNER OFFERED: Dinner will be Nature Center will present “Amphibians” offered from 5-8 p.m. at the Covington VFW Post 4235, 173 N. High St., from 2-3 p.m. The “jug-o-rum” billowing Covington. Choices will include a $12 from the mighty bullfrog and the “gungk” New York strip steak, broasted chicken, of the elusive green frog echoing through fish, shrimp and sandwiches, all made- the woods are just a couple examples of amphibian sounds, which serenade us on to-order. • CHICKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill balmy summer nights. Join participants VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, as they meet and discover multiple native Ludlow Falls, will offer a three-piece Ohio amphibians and explore everything chicken dinner with french fries and mac- from their amazing life cycles, to the aroni salad for $7 from 6-8 p.m. Chicken sounds they make. Free with admission to the center. livers also will be available. • PIZZA PARTY: The teen summer • THE TWILIGHT ZONE: Learn about crepuscular critters from 7-10:30 reading program pizza party will be at 3 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. They p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. are most active at down and dusk, so Teens who have completed at least 18 come join us participants as they explore hours of reading are invited. Celebrate the hustle and bustle of wildlife in the finishing by enjoying pizza, pop and twilight zone. The fee for this hands- music. • GOLF OUTING: The A.B. Graham on evening of exploration is $10 for Memorial Center will have its annual golf BNC members and $15 for non-members. Registration and payment are due by 5 outing with a shot gun start at 8 a.m. at Lakeland Golf Course, St. Paris. The p.m. July 29. • CHICKEN AND NOODLES: The fee is $200 per team of four, with lunch AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary , LeFevre included at the center. For more informaRoad, Troy, will offer homemade chicken tion, call ((37) 368-3700. • KARAOKE SET: The American and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans and dessert for $7 from 5:30-8 p.m. Legion Post 586, 377 N. Third St., Tipp • ILLUSTRATORS VISIT: Jeanette City, will host karaoke from 7 p.m. to and Christopher Canyon will visit at 1 close. • ICE CREAM: The 12th annual Oldp.m. at the Troy-Miami County Library. Fashioned Family Sundae will be offered The husband-wife duo have created illustrations for picture books for years and from 1-4 p.m. at Aullwood Audubon Farm, promote the joys of reading, literature 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton. Admission and the arts. The free program is for all is free with a charge for ice cream and ages. An ice cream social will be held toppings. Visitors may explore the cenfollowing the visit with the Canyons. For tury old bank barn to see where our farm more information about the Canyons, animals live, walk in the herb and vegetavisit http://www.jeanetteandchristopher- bles gardens, relax on the shaded porches in rocking chairs and enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride for $1. There will be lots of Saturday hands-on activities in the visitor welcome • SUMMER CRUISE-IN: The area as well as face painting. Spectacular Summer Cruise-In and • BUTTERFLY WORKSHOP: Concert will be offered free from 11 A Beginning Butterfly Monitoring a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Miami Valley Workshop will be offered from 1-3 p.m. Centre Mall, Piqua. The first 500 cars will at Aullwood. Learn all about Ohio’s butreceive a dash plaques and trophies and terflies and discover what makes butterdoor prizes will be awarded. Lives bands flies and skippers unique. Reservations will perform throughout the day with required. Class fee for non-members is Eddie Money performing at 8:30 p.m. For $35. Call Aullwood at (937) 890-7360. more information, call (937) 773-1225, Sunday or visit www. • HONEY HARVEST: Come enjoy the • FARMERS MARKET: The sweet taste of summer presented by the Downtown Troy Farmers Market will Miami Valley’s Beekeepers Association at be offered from 9 a.m. to noon on South 2 p.m. Come escape the heat in the airCherry Street, just off West Main Street. conditioned Heidelberg Auditorium and The market will include fresh produce, learn all about the process of beekeeping artisan cheeses, baked goods, eggs, from setting up the hive to processing the organic milk, maple syrup, flowers, crafts, honey for your table. Enjoy a taste of this prepared food and entertainment. Plenty season’s hard work, courtesy of the honey of free parking. Contact Troy Main Street bees at Brukner Nature Center. Sunday at 339-5455 for information or visit www. admission fees apply for non-members, BNC members are free.

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Safer schools tri-agency topic Updates given on city construction projects By CECILIA FOX

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TIPP CITY — City, township and school officials met July 29 for the quarterly Tri-Agency meeting to discuss school safety, local construction projects and the township’s fire levy renewal. In an effort to make Tipp City schools safer, officials are exploring several different security enhancement options. The district is still working with local police and FBI to train and plan for different emergencies, Director of Services Gary Pfister explained. They are also looking into a panic button system and the possibility of adding more cameras and another school resource officer. Another of the district’s options, which the school board and administrators have been considering, is finding an office for D.A.R.E. Officer Dan Rittenhouse in one of the schools. This will allow Rittenhouse to act as another school resource officer in case of an emergency. Rittenhouse, who attended the meeting, called that plan unlikely since space in the schools is limited. Instead, he’s looking at other ways he can spend more time on campus. An iPad, he said, will make it even easier for him to maintain a visible presence in the schools. “With an iPad I’ll be able to spend more time in the schools and still get my work done,” Rittenhouse explained. Because of the bomb threats made earlier this year, Rittenhouse has

started to spend even more time in the schools than the D.A.R.E. program required. An iPad will likely cost several hundred dollars, which the D.A.R.E. program cannot currently afford. Some of the community officials at the meeting suggested that Rittenhouse look into local grants to help with the purchase. Due to scheduling changes in the department, Rittenhouse will likely spend most mornings parked at the high school this school year, keeping an eye on the traffic coming in and out of the lot. Another result of the schedule change is that the K9 unit will be able to make random stops in the schools during the school day. “When I go to a school, I try to park in a place that is easily observed from quite a distance, so everybody know there’s an officer at the school building,” Rittenhouse said. In other school news, the district has received word from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, the agency responsible for the state’s public school construction program, that the district is next in line for funding. The district only has to decide to accept OFCC funding by September; school officials will have more time to finalize a design later. A bond issue will have to be placed on either the November 2014 or May 2015 ballot. If the voters approve the bond issue, the design and construction process will begin. The district will likely be offered 27 percent matching funds, community com-

munications coordinator Liz Robbins said. In March the facilities commission narrowed it down to two possible construction plans: building one large K-8 school around L.T. Ball Intermediate, or building a new K-5 school around L.T. Ball and renovating the middle school. District officials and the facilities commission are leaning towards the first option, since one larger K-8 building could cut down operating costs and provide more flexibility for staff. They also emphasized that a K-8 building will have different wings for students in different age groups, so that kindergartners and eighth graders, for example, will rarely see each other. Officials agree that there are major maintenance concerns in many of the school buildings, but they are concerned that the district may not have the support from the community necessary to move forward. Another major concern is the fact that, due to a change in the OFCC’s regulations, the district may not be able to continue working with Ruetschle Architects, the firm that has been helping to create a facilities plan. The new regulations stipulate that the OFCC will choose an architect for the project once that bond issue has been approved. City construction City manager Jon Crusey provided an update on several of the major construction projects happening in Tipp City this summer, including the Fire and EMS station and the Main Street reconstruction project.

‘Uncommon Grace’ opens on Friday TROY — Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., will open the exhibit Uncommon Grace on Aug. 2 with an artist reception, which is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be featuring the artistry of Bill Danzig, Rusty Harden and Doug McLarty and will run through Sept. 22. Bill Danzig of Dayton creates water base clay sculptures in the classical style of the human face, full figures and individual studies of parts of the body. His goal with faces is to depict the emotional feelings of the person. He’s said he is not interested in the “pretty” face, but in the real person and their emotions. His work has been displayed in the Dayton area and Chillicothe. Rusty Harden of Trotwood will display two different series of her water media paintings. The first group of paintings will be from her “Fallen” series of micro landscapes of fallen blooms, leaves,

acorns and twigs. The second series is from her realistic painting of minerals in their uncut and unpolished state. His work is featured at the Studio 14 Benkin Gallery of Fine Art in Tipp City. Doug McLarty of Xenia will exibit botanical photography designs of unusual floral combinations and whimsical creations. The pictures (scanographs) are not taken with a camera, but are a modified scanning process, which provides a softly rounded light that adds to the 3-dimensional feel of the work. His work was recently exhibited at the Canton Museum of Art and has been exhibited throughout Ohio and Naples Fla. Open hours of the center are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit or call at (937) 339-0457.

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The New York Times on giving independent prosecutors, not commanders, power over pursuing sexual assault cases in the military: Despite powerful evidence that the military’s approach to sexual l assault needs an overhaul, the resistance to change among military brass and their enablers on Capitol Hill remains fierce. In June, Senator Carl Levin, the Michigan Democrat who is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, won committee approval for a 2014 defense authorization bill that includes a few helpful reforms but omits the boldest fix offered so far: a bipartisan measure offered by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, that would give independent military prosecutors, rather than commanders, the power to decide which sexual assault crimes to try. This would correct a major flaw in the military justice system that deters victims from reporting attacks and results in an abysmally low prosecution rate. Ms. Gillibrand plans to offer her proposal as an amendment when the defense bill reaches the Senate floor, possibly in September. Support for her idea is growing, including from retired military leaders. One of these, Martha Rainville, a retired Air Force major general, succinctly stated the case for reform: When “allegations of serious criminal misconduct have been made,” she said, “the decision whether to prosecute should be made by a trained legal professional” based on “evidence and facts, independent of pre-existing command relationships.” In the last two weeks, five more senators have added their names to the roster of supporters: Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat; and Republicans Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, David Vitter of Louisiana, and Mark Kirk of Illinois. That brings the total number of Senate endorsers to 44. Counterattacking, Mr. Levin says that the military’s sexual assault epidemic is best addressed by the military commanders themselves. Last week, he presented skimpy evidence consisting mainly of Pentagon statistics showing that military commanders have investigated and prosecuted 93 sexual assault cases over the past two years after civilian authorities declined to pursue them, resulting in 52 convictions. It is not clear how many of these cases were voluntarily given over by local law enforcement, as often happens. Moreover, the numbers say nothing about what would have occurred if the independent trial counsel system Ms. Gillibrand envisions were in place. Meanwhile, the top Republican on the committee, James Inhofe of Oklahoma has warned G.O.P. colleagues that removing the power of commanders to decide whether to prosecute military sexual assault cases would be a “grave mistake.” The Gillibrand approach is no cure-all, and enacting it remains an uphill struggle. Should it win a vote in the full Senate, it would still have to survive negotiations with the Republican-led House, which did not even allow comparable measures to be debated. Still, this is an important fight. Americans appalled by the estimated 26,000 episodes of unwanted sexual contact in the military last year and fed up with the broken promises of zero tolerance for such behavior over way too many years should be rooting for Ms. Gillibrand and her bipartisan coalition to succeed. We are still waiting for President Obama and his secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, to endorse their effort. The Boston Globe, on Rolling Stone’s cover: Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Charles Manson are among the killers whose faces have appeared on the covers of major English-language magazines, and no one should conclude that a publication’s decision to examine the backgrounds, views, or deeds of these individuals is in any way a celebration of them. Rolling Stone magazine’s decision to publish a long story about Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in its upcoming issue, and to feature an image of him on the cover, should be interpreted primarily in this context. The story, which was posted online July 17, represents a major commitment of time and energy, and it appears to provide some new details about Tsarnaev’s background. So it’s worthy of prominent play in the magazine and of broader public attention. Rolling Stone grew out of a 1960s-era alternative news movement that combined intense coverage of music and the arts with hard-hitting coverage of current events. Most recently, the magazine’s scorching 2010 profile of General Stanley McChrystal led to the Afghanistan commander’s downfall. Yet because the reading public has long known Rolling Stone primarily for its music and entertainment coverage, many Bostonians are understandably concerned that the magazine is giving the bombing suspect a celebrity treatment he doesn’t deserve. Most Rolling Stone covers do, in fact, depict celebrities in a flattering manner. Had the magazine been more self-aware, it might not have chosen a cover photo in which Tsarnaev wears a mop of unkempt hair and a brooding expression — much as musicians like Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger, and Bob Dylan have on countless previous covers of Rolling Stone. In the photo, Tsarnaev looks less like a murderer than a shaggy troubadour in what appears to be an Armani Exchange T-shirt.

LETTERS Please return my statue To the Editor: God said, “That shall not steal,” but on July 12, two thugs came into my yard at 20 Norbert Drive and stole my black man lawn statue “hitching post.” The statue has been in my yard for 20 years and has sentimental value. My children gave it to me as a Christmas gift. My statue stands approximately 36 inches high and weighs about 180 pounds. It has a red and white hat, white jacket, red pants, black boots and stands on a gray base. It held a black lamp, which was broken when stolen. My statue stood in my yard, not hurting anyone, so why did you have to hurt me? There is a reward for its safe return. Please return my statue. — Wanda Favorite Troy

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The world needs more teachers like Mrs. Gallagher So many times, the most beautiful objects are created through the harshest of conditions. Pearls are made through the constant irritation of the oyester. Diamonds are formed only by thousands of years of intense heat and pressure. Omelettes can only be made by breaking eggs. Sausages are made — well, it’s probably better off if you don’t know. And creating star students isn’t always the prettiest of processes either. Nearly three decades ago, I entered Mrs. Gallagher’s fifth grade class at St. Patrick Elementary School. Both of Mrs. Gallagher’s sisters had become nuns, and I suppose it’s safe to say her teaching style resembled that of the oldschool nuns that seem to quickly be disappearing. Mrs. Gallagher was a no-nonsense teacher — which is a pretty nice way saying that if you didn’t walk through her classroom door at 8 a.m. ready to learn, you were going to hear about it. She ran her classroom with the precision of a military boot camp. Everything was going to happen at a certain time, in a certain way (which is to

say, her way) — and if you tried fourth of the Fong children to go to deviate from the schedule there through her classroom. My older would be repercussions. brothers and sister had all excelled I think it’s pretty safe to say that in her class — which meant the I — along with my 29 classmates same would be expected of me. — had a pretty healthy fear of Mrs. Mrs. Gallagher let me know from Gallagher. the very first day I had a I’ll never forget the time reputation and a tradition one of my classmates — who to uphold — and she had was questioning her teachno problem making sure I ing at the time — made the fulfilled that potential. If it mistake of saying, “Well, I took getting in my face and assumed …” raising her voice to do it, she She cut him off immediwas not afraid to do so. ately. She grabbed a piece At the time — being just of chalk — you know, back David a stupid kid — I sometimes when classrooms still had thought Mrs. Gallagher was Fong chalk and blackboards; Mrs. Troy Daily being mean for the sake News Gallagher would have had of being mean. I’m guessno use for today’s “Smart Executive ing more than a few of my Editor Boards” and fancy technolclassmates felt the same way. ogy — and wrote the word Looking back now as an “ASSUME” in big, bold letadult, however, my perspecters that stretched the length of tive has changed pretty dramatithe blackboard. She then told us cally. all what happens you “assume” I loved that woman. something, referencing a certain I loved her because she never barnyard animal. let us settle for mediocre. She Step out of line in Mrs. demanded the best out of us — Gallagher’s classroom and there and she got it. She pushed us as would be a price to pay. hard as any teacher I’ve ever had I probably had it even a little because she wanted to send bright, harder than most, as I was the eager minds out into the world.

There would be no slacking off in her classroom — because she knew there’s no slacking off in the real world. Nearly 30 years after I left Mrs. Gallagher’s classroom, I can still receite “The Gettysburg Address” and still know how to say an entire rosary. I still can’t go to Columbus without thinking of the time she took us on a field trip to COSI and made us sit in silence on the bus as we entered the city limits, saying, “Be quiet and look around, yokels. This is the big city. Take it in. You aren’t in Troy, Ohio, anymore.” The world needs more teachers like Mrs. Gallagher. Unfortunately, the world lost the original Mrs. Gallagher Sunday when she passed away at the age of 84. There may never be another one like her. She will be greatly missed by all her former students. The only solace I take in her passing is this: I know she’s somewhere up there in heaven, teaching the cherubs how to multiply fractions and making them memorize “The Gettysburg Address.” Troy’s very own David Fong appears on Thursdays in the Troy Daily News.

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Obituaries Susan Patton TIPP CITY — Susan Patton, 84, of Tipp City, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. She was born in Canoe, Ky., on Jan. 15, 1929, the daughter of William and Jalie (Gilbert) Hall. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Troy and enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking. She is survived by her three daughters, Pam (Randy) Orem, Debbie (Tony) DiGiannantonio and Sharon (Tom) Demmy; five grandchildren, Lauren, Andrea, Cristina, Gina and Jeff; eight great-grandchildren, Korey, Lindsey, Jacob, Ian, Jack, Paige, Mollie and Bailey; a sister, Helen; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 50 years Hobart

Patton, and several nieces and nephews. A gathering of family and friends will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in the First Baptist Church of Troy, 53 S. Norwich Road, Troy. A funeral service will be at noon Saturday at First Baptist Church of Troy with Pastors Doug Magin and Dale Christian officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Tipp City. Memorial contributions may be made in Susan’s memory to the First Baptist Church of Troy Deacon’s Fund, 53 S. Norwich Road, Troy, OH 45373. Services have been entrusted to the Blessing Funeral Home, 11900 N. Dixie Drive, Tipp City. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Little restraint in military giveaways

MORVEN, Ga. (AP) — Small-town police departments across the country have been gobbling up tons of equipment discarded by a downsizing military — bicycles, bed sheets, bowling pins, French horns, dog collars, even a colonoscopy machine — regardless of whether the items are needed or will ever be used. In the tiny farming community of Morven, Ga., the police chief has grabbed three boats, scuba gear, rescue rafts and a couple of dozen life preservers. The town’s deepest body of water: an ankle-deep creek. An Associated Press investigation of the Defense Department program, originally aimed at helping local law enforcement fight terrorism and drug trafficking, found that a disproportionate share of the $4.2 billion worth of property distributed since 1990 has been obtained by police departments and sheriff’s offices in rural areas with few officers and little crime. The national giveaway program operates with scant oversight, and the surplus military gear often sits in storage, the AP found. Using a series of public records requests, the AP obtained thousands of pages of emails and other documents related to the program locally and

AP Photo Volunteers from the Hamtramck Public Schools H.O.P.E. Community Learning Centers, make sandwiches for feeding prisoners in city police lockups, at Cass Community Social Services in Detroit, Monday. State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr and his team said they wanted bond debt holders and insurers to take 10 cents on dollar on what the city owes them. Others, Orr wanted to take even less. Itճ not clear how much the hundreds of contract companies and other vendors working with the city will be asked to give up or give back. Somewhere in that long line is Cass Community Social Services, which is owed more than $36,000 for feeding prisoners in city police lockups.

AP Photo Morven Police Chief Lynwood Yates stands next to a government surplus boat in Morven, Ga., June 16. For the 835-resident farming community, the police chief has acquired three boats, scuba gear, rescue rafts and a couple of dozen life preservers. The town’s deepest body of water: an ankle-deep creek. He said he plans to use the boats and scuba gear to form a dive team because the county doesn’t have its own.

nationally. The documents, along with interviews with participants and regulators, reveal that staffing shortages and budget constraints have made it difficult for federal and state program officials to keep track of all of the property and to prevent police forces from obtaining excessive amounts of used military equipment and other Defense Departmenttransferred property. Program officials often have to trust recipients to follow the rules and take only what they can utilize; requests for equipment are reviewed, but the process hasn’t stopped many overly aggressive departments

from grabbing property that could be better used by other communities with a greater need. For many, the opportunity to amass a vast array of gear with few strings attached has proven to be too tempting to pass up, leading to a belly-up-tothe-open-bar mentality. Morven Police Chief Lynwood Yates, for example, has acquired a decontamination machine originally worth $200,000 for his community of about 700 residents, and two additional full-time officers. The high-tech gadget is missing most of its parts and would need $100,000 worth of repairs.

House ready to lower rates on student loans the Senate — most notably a cap on how interest rates could climb and locking in interest rates for the life of each year’s loan — Democrats were expected to join Republicans and back the bill. Interest rates would not top 8.25 percent for undergraduates. Graduate students would not pay rates higher than 9.5 percent, and parents’ rates would top out at 10.5 percent. Using Congressional Budget Office estimates, rates would not reach those limits in the next 10 years. Even with those protections not all Democrats will back it, cautioned House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. She said this “isn’t the bill we would have written, but it is a bill that can pass and will have Democrats voting for and against.”

in Detroit and pay my taxes,” he said. “The city let me down.” But among some vendors, the anger about bad debts is softened by concern about getting the city back on its financial feet so normal business can resume. The city is an essential customer for many local enterprises, from mom-and-pop suppliers to major companies and nonprofits. In 2012, Detroit spent about $43 million for professional and contract services. Another $62 million was spent on materials and supplies. The city hires out for everything from filling potholes and washing cars to medical rehabilitation for employees. Many contractors say they can’t replace that income from other customers. Orr is continuing to authorize some payments so that essential services can continue. “The larger question for us at this point is what happens to the contract going forward,” said the Rev. Faith Fowler, executive director of the nonprofit Cass Community Social Services, which is owed more than $36,000 for providing meals for city prisoners. “We have had a good relationship with the city and, obviously, we want to help in any way that we can, especially during this challenging time, he said. “Providing services with no reimbursement or reimbursement delayed for a year or more is simply unsustainable on our end.” Many companies got their city contracts when the economy and Detroit’s finances were better. Some owners realized things were getting dicey as Detroit’s budget

deficit ballooned over the past decade or so. “They have been paying us slowly for years,” Atwood said of his hauling contract. “… Sometimes it’s two and three and occasionally four weeks. And sometimes it’s very difficult to wait that length of time.” Atwood would not say how much he is owed, only that it is “quite a bit of money.” Many owners say their worried about they’ll make ends meet. “Cass will be just one in a long line of vendors seeking payment and we have anticipated this for some time,” said Fowler. The nonprofit is assessing the impact of the lost money on its programs for feeding senior citizens and the homeless. Even though he hasn’t been paid, Davis said he doesn’t dare stop responding to city towing calls, which are supposed to earn him $125 per vehicle towed. “If we don’t (do the work), we lose the contract,” he said. He’s already cut his fleet of 10 tow trucks to five. Bryan Knoche, office manager of Fred’s Key Shop, says he’s lucky that the city only accounts for 10 to 15 percent of the shop’s business. “We prefer to have that money, but it’s not make-or-break for us,” said Bryan Knoche, office manager of the 51-yearold company, which has 15 employees. Knoche said the city still owes $2,000 for work done years ago for various departments. “It’s sort of the cost of doing business with any sort of government agency where things can go wrong,” he said.


House passes the bill, as expected. The next step would be to send it to the White House, where President Barack Obama is expected to sign it into law. The chamber earlier this year passed legislation that is similar to what the Senate later passed. Both versions link interest rates to 10-year Treasury notes and remove Congress’ annual role in determining rates. Negotiators of the Senate compromise were mindful of the Housepassed version, as well as the White House preference to shift responsibility for interest rates to the financial markets. The resulting bipartisan bill passed the Senate 81-18. Republican House Speaker John Boehner signaled his caucus should support Senate changes to the earlier bill. So, too, did Rep. George Miller of California, the top Democrat on the House education panel. The earlier Housewritten student loan bill passed the GOP-led chamber 221-198, largely along party lines. Eight Republicans crossed party lines to vote against it; four Democrats voted in favor of it. With changes made in

DETROIT (AP) — The trucks Steve Atwood used for hauling gravel, concrete and asphalt to street paving jobs sit idle. The nine drivers who worked for him have been laid off, and Atwood_who has started driving for another company_wonders whether he’s out of business now that his sole customer, the city of Detroit, says it’s bankrupt. “That’s all we’ve got,” said Atwood, referring to his city hauling contracts, which are now part of a mountain of unpaid bills and unmet obligations that have been turned over to Detroit’s federal bankruptcy judge to settle. The city’s decision on July 18 to enter bankruptcy, with debts that may amount to $20 billion, has left more than 7,000 vendors and contractors wondering about money they’re owed and the uncertainty of future payments as the court process proceeds. The city’s emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, has included their bills in the city’s unsecured debt, and proposed settling them for less than 10 cents on the dollar. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has begun hearings on the city’s case, which could last months or even years. “They haven’t paid me,” said a worried Anthony Davis, whose AC Towing company is owed several thousand dollars for towing cars from traffic accidents and crime scenes for the police department. “I’m praying to the Lord that I do get paid because I paid my drivers already.” He’s admits he bitter. “I live in Detroit, work in Detroit, worship 40363775

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cost of borrowing for college is about to drop. The House on Wednesday was expected to give final congressional approval to bipartisan legislation linking student loan interest rates to the financial markets. The impact: lower rates for most students now but higher ones down the line if the economy improves as expected. “This is a victory for students and taxpayers,” said Rep. John Kline, the Republican chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Undergraduates this fall would borrow at a 3.9 percent interest rate for subsidized and unsubsidized loans. Graduate students would have access to loans at 5.4 percent, and parents would borrow at 6.4 percent. The rates would be locked in for that year’s loan, but each year’s loan could be more expensive than the last. Rates would rise as the economy picks up and it becomes more expensive for the government to borrow money. But for now, interest payments for tuition, housing and books would be less expensive if the

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Cause of Florida gas plant blast being investigated TAVARES, Fla. (AP) — Equipment malfunction and human error are among the possible causes of a series of explosions that spawned a 20-by-20 foot fireball at a central Florida propane plant and left eight injured, authorities said. Tavares Fire Chief Richard Keith identified the possible causes Tuesday, but said sabotage was not suspected. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched an investigation into the Monday night incident at the Blue Rhino propane plant, as did the Florida State Fire Marshal’s office. No one died, but eight workers were injured, four critically, including one worker who was hit by a car on a nearby road while fleeing the explosions. Officials said the damage could have been significantly worse if three 30,000pound propane storage containers had caught fire at the plant that refills propane tanks for gas grills and other home uses. About 50 nearby houses were temporarily evacuated, though none was ultimately damaged. If the large tanks had exploded, “it would have wiped us out,” said Lake County Battalion Chief Chris Croughwell, one of the first responders to the explosions in the town northwest of Orlando. After hearing two explosions, maintenance worker Gene Williams looked outside to see the fireball rising above an outdoor storage area at the plant. Moments later, a forklift worker stumbled into the building with flesh hanging off his hands. His legs and face were burned. Exploding 20-pound canisters of propane began raining down around them during the series of explosions late Monday night. Bright orange flames would grow as high as 200 feet, fueled by the exploding canisters that shot through the air like fireworks. Houses nearby shook, and residents awakened to the sound of “boom after boom after boom.” Williams said it appeared to begin about 100 yards from the loading dock in an area where some of the plant’s 53,000 20-pound propane canisters are stored on plastic pallets. The plant’s two-dozen workers were preparing to go home when the explosions started, said Williams, who works the third shift. Based on what the

AP Photo Firefighters walk through an area of exploded propane cylinders in the aftermath of an explosion and fire at a propane gas company, Tuesday in Tavares, Fla. Eight people were injured, with at least three in critical condition. John Herrell of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said early Tuesday there were no fatalities despite massive blasts that ripped through the Blue Rhino propane plant late Monday night.

forklift operator told him, the explosion was likely caused by a “combination of human error and bad practices, possibly. I don’t want to speculate any further, that’s what the forklift driver was telling me.” Williams said the forklift driver told him, “‘I did what they told me to do, I did what they told me to do, and then this happened.’” “Something in that area must have triggered it. I don’t know if he did something or something else triggered it,” Williams said. Williams said they were able to remotely shut the valves to the three big tanks. But they weren’t able to turn on water sprays meant to keep the tanks cool during a fire. “It was too violent, too hot, to get in there and turn them on,” he said. Croughwell said the hoses designed to spray water on the large tanks didn’t go off because they had to be manually activated — requiring someone to brave dangerous conditions. “Most sane people don’t stick around for an event like this,” he added. Tavares Mayor Robert Wolfe said Tuesday that he was surprised to learn

the hoses at the plant had to be manually activated. If Blue Rhino reopens the plant, Wolfe said, he plans to ask that the hoses be activated automatically by computer. “That way, it’s fail-safe,” Wolfe said. “We’re lucky those tanks didn’t explode.” Blue Rhino is a subsidiary of Kansasbased national propane provider Ferrellgas. Company spokesman Scott Brockelmeyer said Tuesday he didn’t have specific information available about the safety water hoses but added that the company follows industry standards. “It’s as sobering a situation as you can possibly imagine,” Brockelmeyer said. “We have folks who are injured, and we’ve got Blue Rhino and Ferrellgas employees across the country who are keeping them in their prayers and sending good vibes their way.” Ferrellgas paid a $2,295 fine in November 2011 following an OSHA inspection that found a component at the end of an air hose used in the consumer tank refurbishing process was not present. Brockelmeyer said the company corrected the issue and added that “the

process is performed in an area away from where the tanks are filled….so no product was being processed in that area.” Four workers were listed in critical conditions at area hospitals. Tavares Fire Department Battalion Commander Eric Wages said five workers walked up to a command center firefighters set up near the plant Monday night with skin hanging off their arms, torso and faces. He said their arms were outstretched and they were in complete shock. The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that 29-year-old Leesburg resident Kaghy Sam was struck by an SUV driven by 72-year-old Gene Batson on a road near the Blue Rhino plant. A statement from the FHP said Sam was running on the road “due to a large fire and several explosions” just before 11 p.m. Monday and “ran into the direct path” of Batson’s vehicle. Sam was flown to Ocala Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. No charges were filed in the auto accident. Croughwell said firefighters who responded to the fire had to wait to enter the plant site because conditions were so dangerous. Just as they were finally about to go in, four tractortrailers parked next to the large propane tanks caught fire. Chief Keith said the explosions shook his house several miles from the plant. “It truly sounded like a car hit our house,” he said. By early Tuesday, the plant’s concrete lot was littered with thousands of charred 20-pound canisters. About 50 homes were evacuated overnight, but they were allowed to return after four hours. Marni Whitehead, 33, who lives less than a mile from the plant, said she was in bed ready to go to sleep when she heard a loud boom. She ran outside and saw other neighbors outside and then they saw the explosions. “We knew right away it was the plant, the propane plant,” Whitehead said. “After that, it was just sort of panic.” Whitehead likened the explosions to Fourth of July fireworks. “And it was just boom after boom after boom,” she said.

Wisconsin Sikhs plan peaceful religious rites to mark shooting

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, accompanied by Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., left, and Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y. gestures as she speak with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday after a closed-door meeting with President Barack Obama.

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Obama reassures Democrats on health care, immigration WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to reassure Democrats nervous about the impact of his health care law and the prospects for immigration legislation, telling them “You’re on the right side of history.” In two closed-door meetings on Capitol Hill, Obama focused on financial gains as the economy emerges from the worst downturn since the Depression. He was warned about nominating former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers as chairman of the Federal Reserve and faced questions about his health care law. Some lawmakers complained that three years after its passage, the law still baffles many Americans. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., told the president he had concerns about tapping Summers to replace current Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Obama defended Summers, saying he had been treated unfairly by the news media. The president insisted that he had not made a decision on his choice. Summers, a former Obama economic adviser, and Janet Yellen, the Fed’s current vice chair, are among the leading candidates for the job. The first major rewrite of immigration

laws in a generation and legislation to keep the government running without interruption are paramount issues for Democrats. So is the president’s contentious health care law, with uninsured people able to start shopping for a health plan on Oct. 1. Provisions of the law that still confuse many Americans kick in on Jan. 1 although the administration announced earlier this month that it would delay a key requirement that employers with 50 or more workers offer affordable coverage, or face fines. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., expressed concern about competition within New Hampshire’s individual health exchange, mentioning that in her state there was not enough competition because only one company had entered into the health care exchange. In response to the concerns, Rep. Janice Hahn, D-Calif., said Obama reminded Democrats “as we all go back to our districts in August that we are on the right side of these issues and the right side of history in terms of providing health care to Americans and to ultimately finding comprehensive immigration reform is the right thing for the country to do at this time.”

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) — Sikh temples generally have four doors, one on each side of the building, as a symbolic invitation to travelers in every direction. But after a lone gunman walked into a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple last year and killed six people, some of the survivors suggested rethinking their openness. After consideration and contemplation, temple members kept the policy, deciding it was important to show the world the best way to stand against violence was to respond with love, peace and compassion. Still, officials at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin took precautions. A guard now works three days a week in the lobby, opening the door for visitors and keeping watch on the grounds and parking lot. Additional security cameras and lighting have been installed. Doors and windows are now bulletproof, and the locks have been upgraded. But even as temple members prepare to mark the one-year anniversary of the shootings on Monday, the Oak Creek

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If you enjoy canning, try this delicious pickle relish 3:15 a.m. — THE AMISH COOK 7 a.m. — Time The alarm goes for the rest to off. Time to start wake up. Joseph another day. I is bright awake. pack my husband He has looked Joe’s lunch. We forward to this close the windows day for a long that were open time. It’s his 11th during the night. birthday and he It’s 50 degrees is having some and the house school friends feels cold. After over tonight. He Lovina Eicher all the hot weathdoes the morning Troy Daily News Guest Columnist er last week, this chores and fills is a quite a differthe horses tank ence. It makes for with water. nice sleeping weather. 8 a.m. — Breakfast is oat3:45 a.m. — Joe leaves for meal and coffee soup. work. I go back to bed. 9 a.m. — Joseph and I leave 4:50 a.m. — I get up again. for town. Daughter Elizabeth is packing Noon – We are back from her lunch. town after the groceries are 5:15 a.m. — Elizabeth leaves put away we make roll-ups for for work. It’s difficult to believe our lunch next week she will have worked 1 p.m. — Verena is mopping there a year already. the floors. She says she can’t 5:30 a.m. — Daughter Susan relax to rest if she knows we and son Benjamin wake up. have work to do. Loretta is Susan packs her lunch while I cleaning the bathroom. I can help Benjamin with his. They 11 quarts of dill pickles. Earlier like meat and cheese roll-ups this week I made 16 quarts of instead of sandwiches for their freezer pickles. I pack them lunch. The bread gets soggy, in ice cream buckets for the so the roll-ups taste better. We freezer. They will be used for take a burrito shell, put ranch our next church services. We dressing on it and then either also canned 14 quarts of green bologna or ham. Next we put beans this week. Next week cheese on it and then roll up. looks like it will be tomatoes Some of us will add tomatoes, to can. green peppers or lettuce to 2 p.m. — Joe came home a ours. Son Kevin likes peanut few minutes ago. Now Susan butter and jelly rollups. and Benjamin are home too. 6:15 a.m. — Susan and It’s easy for them to be home Benjamin leave for detasseling. at this time. Now Susan and They wear coats this morning. Benjamin are home too. It’s Usually they wear a poncho early for them to be home at in the mornings until the dew this time. dries off of the corn. Verena is 3:50 p.m. — Elizabeth is staying home. She hasn’t been home from work. I am making feeling well. meatloaf to put in the oven.

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Cucumbers can be used in canning to make a delicious pickle relish.

Verena is making cupcakes as Joseph wants cupcakes instead of a cake. The boys are doing chores. Joe is picking cucumbers and tomatoes in the garden. 5 p.m. — Joseph’s friends come and also nephews Jacob Jr., Benjamin and Steven come with their pony and cart. 6:30 p.m. — We all eat supper which is mashed potatoes gravy, meatloaf, green beans cucumber salad, tomatoes, cheese, ice cream, strawberries, cupcakes and cereal bars. We put 11 candles on the cupcakes for Joseph to blow out.

7:30 p.m. — Joe and all the boys go outside to play croquet while the girls and I clean away supper dishes. 8:30 p.m. — Joseph’s friends left for home. They all had a nice time. Jacob, Benjamin and Steven will stay for the night and drive their pony home tomorrow morning. For those of you that do your own canning try this pickle relish recipe: PICKLE RELISH 1 gallon ground cucumbers 1 pint ground onions 1 /2 cup salt 6 cups sugar

3 cups vinegar 1 cup water 3 teaspoons celery seed (optional) 3 teaspoons dry mustard (optional) 3 teaspoons turmeric Take ground cucumbers and onions and add salt and mix well. Let set three hours then drain well. Boil together water, vinegar and sugar. Add celery seed, dry mustard and turmeric. Pour this over drained pickles and onions. Put in pint jars and cold pack.



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For Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You're full of bright ideas today, and you have lots of energy to meet new people. A neighbor, relative or siblings might surprise you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Impulse shopping might grab you today. (Keep your receipts.) However, you also might see new ways of making money. If so, this window of opportunity will be brief. Act fast. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You feel a bit impatient today because you want things to happen. Don't worry, you won't be disappointed. Expect surprises and detours. (Be wise, and give yourself extra time.) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Surprising secrets might be revealed today. These might be secrets about you or someone else. Either way, stay light on your feet and be discreet. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your experiences dealing with others in groups will yield a few surprises today. You might meet someone unusual or something rather amazing might happen. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your relations with bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs are unpredictable today. However, if someone offers you an opportunity, act quickly because this window will be brief. (You'll have to think on your feet.) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your routine will vary today because sudden opportunities to travel might fall in your lap. Or you might meet someone unusual, from a different background or another country, or a lively discussion will amaze you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Keep on top of details regarding shared property, banking, taxes, debt and loans. Something unexpected could be brewing. Make sure you know what it is. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Someone close to you might surprise you in some way today. (This person is probably a female.) Whatever happens might make you feel freer or younger. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The introduction of new technology could be one reason something is different at work today. Or computer crashes and technological glitches might occur. It's not a typical day. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Love at first sight might blossom for some of you. (Eyes across a crowded room.) Spontaneous invitations to social events are likely. Say yes! PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Something unusual or different will happen at home today. Your routine will change. Unexpected company might show up at your door, or a party might break out. (Stock the fridge.) YOU BORN TODAY You are versatile, adaptable and light on your feet. You are always quick to see things from many views and directions. Because of this, you are resourceful and comfortable with an unconventional lifestyle. Your strength is knowing your limitations. This actually gives you confidence. Make time and effort to study or learn something valuable this year, because you will not regret it. Birthdate of Isabel Allende, author; Mary-Louise Parker, actress; Sam Worthington, actor. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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Glaxo case shines light on China’s medical bribery BEIJING (AP) — Huang Dongliang says his uncle was being ignored by his low-paid cancer physician at a Chinese government hospital. So the family gave the doctor a “hongbao,” the traditional red envelope used for gifts, with 3,000 yuan ($480). “We could feel an obvious difference” after that, said Huang, who lives in the southeastern city of Quanzhou. “The doctor started to do more checkups, to give suggestions and advice and offered a detailed chemotherapy plan.” Such informal payments are pervasive in China’s dysfunctional health system. Low salaries and skimpy budgets drive doctors, nurses and administrators to make ends meet by accepting money from patients, drug suppliers and others. Accusations this month that GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) employees bribed Chinese doctors to prescribe its drugs brought international attention to the flow of illicit money. But to China’s public, the practice has long been common knowledge. Many blame a system in which the country’s hospitals nearly all are staterun but get too little money from Beijing. Most of China’s 2.3 million doctors are hospital employees and are barred from adding to their income by taking on second jobs. “Physicians are way underpaid and they need to find a way to survive,” said Gordon Liu, a health care economist at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management. The ruling Communist Party has promised higher health spending as part of efforts to spread more of China’s prosperity to its poor majority. But with a population of 1.3 billion, the cost of a full-scale overhaul will be daunting for Beijing. The government faces other financial demands while economic growth is slowing. Under the current system, the stateset price to see an oncologist or other specialist is as little as 8 yuan ($1.25) — less than the cost of a hamburger and too little to cover a hospital’s

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A man pushes his relative through a hallway crowded with patients waiting to receive medical treatment at a hospital in Beijing, China Wednesday. Informal payments to doctors, specialists and other hospital employees are pervasive in Chinaճ dysfunctional health system and a practice that has long been common knowledge to the public. Low salaries and skimpy budgets drive doctors, nurses and administrators to make ends meet by accepting money from patients, drug suppliers and others. Many blame a system in which the countryճ hospitals nearly all are state-run but get too little money from Beijing.

expenses. An experienced physician might earn 6,000 yuan ($980) a month. That top level is about average for an urban Chinese worker at a time when a 100-square-meter (1,000-square-foot) apartment in Beijing can cost more than 6 million yuan ($1 million). To fill the gap, hospitals add surcharges to drug prices and assign employees sales quotas. Doctors and other employees accept money to move patients up waiting lists for surgery or to let them see the physician they prefer. Doctors, administrators and others take kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies to use more expensive drugs or use them more often. Bribes can also distort treatment by encouraging overuse of expensive drugs or procedures. “There are many farmers and people without medical insurance, and

it’s they who suffer greatly,” said Liu Junhai, head of the Commercial Law Research Institute of the ruling party’s Renmin University. Huang said that after his uncle was diagnosed with lung cancer last October, he went to the bigger nearby city of Xiamen, which had a reputation for “better medical ability and attitude.” “The doctor barely said anything useful after 12 or 13 days in the hospital,” he said. “Then my cousin sent 3,000 yuan to get the doctor to pay more attention to my uncle.” Complaints about medical corruption have fueled public frustration at doctors, nurses and hospitals. Distraught families that pay extra are dismayed if a patient sickens or dies. That has erupted in a spate of stabbings and other violence against hospital employees.

AP Photo In this July 9 file photo, the church in the town of San Damian Texoloc, Mexico stands near Popocatepetl volcano spewing ash and vapor. Mexicoճ disaster prevention center says Popocatepetl has been active for at least 500,000 years. The biggest danger for those nearby are mudslides and swift-moving clouds of gas.

Mexico keeps constant eye on Popocatepetl volcano MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a clean, hushed room in the south of Mexico City, cameras, computer screens and scrawling needles track the symptoms of a special patient, as they have every second of every day for the past two decades. The monitors indicate that “Don Goyo” is breathing normally, even as he spews hot rock, steam and ash. That kind of activity isn’t unusual for the 17,886-foot (5,450-meter) volcano, Mexico’s secondhighest, whose formal name is Popocatepetl, or “Smoking Mountain” in the Aztec language Nahuatl. But this volcano, personified first as a warrior in Aztec legend and now as an old man grumbling with discontent, is in the middle of two metro areas, where his every spurt can put 20 million people on edge. Mexico’s National Disaster Prevention Center laboratory keeps a round-the-clock watch on Popocatepetl, with anywhere from six to 15 technicians analyzing data for signs of a full-scale eruption, which they can never fully anticipate. Though lava or glowing rock would only travel so far, an explosion could be deadly for 11,000 people in three farming villages within 10 miles (16 kilometers) of the base because of landslides and hot gas. A spectacular plume of ash could also wreak havoc on one of the world’s largest metro areas, much as it did in 2003, when the sky over Mexico City more than 40 miles (65 kilometers) away nearly went dark in the middle of the afternoon. The neighboring city of Puebla on the other side of the volcano from the capital would also be clouded over. “The volcano is like a patient, and we observe the different aspects,” said the center’s technical director Gilberto Castelan. “Here we receive over 60 indicators in real time.” The 20-by-30-foot (6-by-9-meter) laboratory resembles those that once housed old giant supercomputers, everything plain white with a server at one end and screens all around. Five remotecontrolled cameras positioned on the side of the mountain emit real-time images, while sensors feed data to the constantly scrolling seismographs as the crew and volcanologists analyze the concentration of gases and changes in the shape of the mountain. The loudest laboratory sound is a regular ping that alerts technicians to every seismic shift, at least a half dozen an hour. The data helps set the “volcano stoplight,” a three-color system in which green means little activity, yellow means warning and red starts the evacuation process

— something that has occurred only twice since 1994, when the volcano awoke again after sitting dormant for seven decades. “It’s one of the most advanced laboratories of its kind in the world, and the scientists in charge are using the best methods,” said Michael Sheridan, a volcanologist at the University of Buffalo in New York who has studied Popocatepetl. “It is very difficult to predict the behavior of a volcano that has not had an eruption in recent history.” Earlier this month, Popocatepetl released ash that grounded plane flights and dusted cars, but it quieted down enough last week for the warning to drop from yellow-3 to yellow-2. The Mexican government has designated evacuation routes and shelter locations in the case of a bigger explosion. Popocatepetl, nicknamed Popo or Don Goyo, is a stratovolcano, a steep conical formation built from layers of thick, slow-moving lava and ash — the same type as Mount St. Helens in Washington state, scene of a 1980 eruption that was the most deadly in the U.S., killing 57 people. Mexico’s disaster prevention center says Popo has been active for at least 500,000 years and has had at least three eruptions as large as Mount St. Helens, the most recent 23,000 years ago. Unlike Hawaiian volcanos and their rivers of lava, the biggest dangers for those nearby are mudslides and swift-moving clouds of gas. For those farther away, it’s the ash, which can ruin motors, stall airplanes, cover roofs with material heavy enough to make buildings collapse and cause respiratory diseases. “Considering the number of people who would be affected, it could be considered among the most dangerous volcanos in the world,” said Ramon Espinasa, director of geological hazards for the disaster prevention center. According to Mexican legend, Popocatepetl was a warrior who sought the hand of Iztaccihuatl, a fair maiden whose reluctant father told her that her suitor had died in battle. The “Romeo and Juliet”style tale ends with the lovers turning into twin mountains east of Mexico City. The dormant peak of Iztaccihuatl has since become part of a national park, while access to Popocatepetl is closed off. Don Goyo, meanwhile, is the nickname for Gregory, a character who supposedly was the spirit of the volcano and would come to warn the locals of eruptions or to assure them that the mountain, despite plumes of smoke, was calm.

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Latest platform for Syria’s president: Instagram BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s embattled president already has a Facebook page, Twitter account and a YouTube channel. Now Bashar Assad is turning to the popular photo-sharing service Instagram in the latest attempt at improving his image as his country burns, posting pictures of himself and his glamorous wife surrounded by idolizing crowds. The photos show a smiling Assad among supporters, or grimly visiting wounded Syrians in the hospital. He is seen working in his office in Damascus, an Apple computer (NASDAQ:AAPL) and iPad on his desk. His wife, Asma, who has stayed largely out of sight throughout the conflict, features heavily in the photos, casually dressed and surrounded by Syrian children and their mothers. The sophisticated PR campaign is striking for an isolated leader who has earned near pariah status for his military’s bloody crackdown on dissent. It is also in stark contrast to the machinations of other dictators at the center of Arab Spring revolts. While the ousted Egyptian and Libyan leaders relied on antiquated methods such as state-run media to transmit stilted propaganda, Assad — a 47-year-old British-trained eye doctor — has increasingly relied on social media to project an image of confidence to the world. The result is an efficient, modern propaganda machine in keeping with the times — but one that appears com-

pletely removed from the reality on the ground. More than 100,000 people have been killed since the uprising against the Assad family’s decades-old iron rule began in March 2011. The revolt has transformed into an insurgency and civil war that has seen the country break up into sectarian and ethnic fiefdoms, uprooting millions of people from their homes. “These are all dismal and useless attempts at polishing up his image,” said Mamdouh, a Syrian activist based in the northern province of Idlib, who declined to give his full name, for fear of retaliation. “I wish he would turn his attention to more important things, such as saving the country,” he said, speaking via Skype. This week’s launch of the presidency’s Instagram page is Assad’s latest attempt at burnishing his image. “Welcome to the official Instagram account for the Presidency of the Syrian Republic,” says the greeting on the page, which in just a few days has collected more than 5,200 followers. The 73 photos posted so far show Assad in situations that portray normality, compassion and confidence: Talking earnestly to a group of workers in hard hats, clutching the hand of a wounded man swathed in bandages in the hospital, being kissed on the cheek by a little girl with blond curls.

Kerry in Pakistan to discuss drones ISLAMABAD (AP) — A new set of players but the same lingering issues are confronting John Kerry on his first visit to Pakistan as U.S. secretary of state: the fight against extremism, American drone attacks inside the country and the war in Afghanistan. The Obama administration hasn’t sent its top diplomat to Pakistan since 2011, and Kerry’s trip is a chance for the former senator to get to know the newly elected prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, who came to power in Pakistan’s first transition between civilian governments. Kerry arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday evening, and planned meetings Thursday with civilian and military leaders, including Sharif. Senior administration officials traveling with Kerry told reporters that while relations with Pakistan have grown touchy in recent years, there is the prospect of resetting those ties with Sharif’s government and working together on major issues — counterterrorism, energy, regional stability, economic reforms, trade and investment. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to publicly discuss Kerry’s agenda. The U.S. wants to help strengthen the role of the

civilian government in Pakistan, where the military long has been dominant, and wants Sharif to tackle rising extremist attacks inside his country. The prison break this week that freed hundreds of inmates raises serious questions about Pakistan’s ability to battle an insurgency that has raged for years and killed tens of thousands. “The U.S.-Pakistan relationship is badly in disrepair. It has been for some time, and the Pakistanis don’t seem to be in any hurry to fix it,” said Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow at Brookings Institution who has served as a senior adviser to the past four U.S. presidents. Relations took a hit after the U.S. raid in 2011 that killed Osama bin Laden in his compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan. Pakistanis felt the raid violated their country’s sovereignty. While the U.S. is seeking quick responses to its concerns, Sharif is moving slowly, Riedel said, noting that the prime minister has yet to name an ambassador to the United States. Suspected Islamic militants killed at least 160 people during the new government’s first month in office. Sharif’s government has not articulated an alternate strategy. The U.S. also wants

Pakistan to pressure leaders of the Afghan Taliban to negotiate with Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s government, renounce violence and sever ties with alQaida. Some Pakistani military and intelligence leaders see the U.S. troops leaving Afghanistan, know the American public and U.S. Congress want out of the war, and would be OK with seeing the Taliban retake control of Afghanistan, Riedel said. Pakistani officials will give “lip service” to the idea of reconciliation with the Taliban, he said, but will refrain from acting, which will allow the insurgents to remain strong in southern and eastern Afghanistan. Adding to Kerry’s problems is the recent collapse of U.S.-Taliban talks before they began at the insurgent group’s political office in Doha, Qatar, and Karzai’s decision to suspend talks with the U.S. over a bilateral security agreement. Without such a deal, the U.S. will not be able to keep troops in Afghanistan after the U.S.led NATO combat mission ends at the close of 2014. Kerry planned to for better relations between Islamabad and Kabul. Karzai has announced his intent to visit Pakistan soon, but previous bilateral meetings have yielded little.

Yard Sale CASSTOWN 5104 East State Route 55 Friday and Saturday 9am-4pm New, used, and vintage items, puzzles, books, magazines, adult clothing, lamps, jewelry, tack, bedding, towels, tablecloths/napkins, cards, artwork, craft/sewing supplies, tools, china, glassware, Avon, NASCAR, Tupperware. FREE ITEMS No baby items or kids clothes. NO EARLY BIRDS!! CASSTOWN, 4345 State Route 589, Thursday 9-6pm, Friday 8-5pm, COUNTRY CLASSIC GARAGE SALE, new 250 CCATV, home theater system, 5 track CD player, 27" JVC TV, window air conditioner, lots of household items. CASH ONLY PIQUA 3133 Sioux Drive Friday and Saturday 7:30am-? Huge Sale/store closing, Mirrors, huge dog cage, exercise equipment, Homecoming, Prom, Wedding dresses 75% off, TV entertainment center, lots of DVDs, recliners, men name brand clothes, mannequins, Coach purses, and lots more PIQUA 338 Wilson Ave Thursday only 9am-4pm! Tools, adult clothes, puzzles, books, cds, dvds, vhs tapes, electronics, mugs, framed pictures, other household items.

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TROY 1791 Lakeshore Drive Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9am-5pm Cafe table and 3 chairs, clothing, end tables, games, youth bed, and numerous other items TROY 1967 Lytle Road Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9am-5pm Moving sale, furniture, office furniture, kitchen table and 6 chairs, Jeep parts, kids toys, books, tools, and miscellaneous TROY 231 South Counts Street Thursday and Friday 8am-4pm Pre-lit Christmas tree, snowman collectibles, NASCAR collectibles, 2 bikes with helmets, Disney VHS tapes, 2 VCR's, WWE bedding and figures, 2 key boards, and much much more. TROY 240 Countryside Drive North (25A to Stonewood, turn right Countryside or Peters Road to Swailles right on Merrimount to Countryside Drive North turn left) Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9am-4pm Something for everyone TROY 410 North Elm Street, enter through alley door (Courts of Praise Church) Thursday and Friday 9am-3pm Housewares, clothing, toys, electronics and miscellaneous. Also having bake sale.

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PLEASANT HILL 7131, 7110, 7504 Cox Road and 656 Johnson Road Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 8am-4pm Bass boat, motorcycle, knives, cameras, HP notebook, material, patterns, crafting supplies, all plus size women's, baby girl/boy, men medium-XL, juniors size 1/medium, tools, fishing, Christmas yard decorations, toys, shoes, 170 gallon aquarium , and tons more! TIPP CITY 4720 Rosedale Ave. Friday & Saturday 9am-?. Tool boxes, Snap-On MAC SK, Craftsman tools, stereos, 20 sets of home speakers, outdoor furniture, snow blowers, chainsaws, edger, fishing poles & boxes, households, jeans, knives. TROY 701 South Stanfield Road Saturday Only 9am-4pm COMMUNITY YARD SALE Traditions Apartment Variety of items, something for everyone!

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AP Photo This undated photo posted on the official Instagram account of the Syrian Presidency and purports to show first lady Asma Assad comforting a child at a 2012 visit to Dar Zeid Bin Haretha camp at a shooting club in Damascus, Syria. Amid the carnage from the Syrian civil war, President Bashar Assad has embraced every tool at his disposal including social media to project confidence and transmit his message to dedicated fans, most recently on the popular photo-sharing service Instagram posting pictures of himself and his glamorous wife surrounded by idolizing crowds.

COVINGTON 8195 West Klinger Road (off North State Route 48), Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm DON'T MISS THIS AMAZING SALE. This wonderful country home is packed full of a lifetime of possessions of a local Covington doctor, overflowing with collectibles, and vintage finds, something for every room in the house, 3 garages, 2 basements, furniture, tools, kitchen, retro, antiques, and so much more. ESTATE SALE BY GAYLE

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Dalton becoming a leader at camp

When receiver Cobi Hamilton dropped a sideline pass during a training camp practice, quarterback Andy Dalton sought him out and gave the rookie an encouraging and emphatic slap on the helmet. Cincinnati’s young quarterback is acting more like a leader. See Page 14

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Just what they needed Bailey takes shutout into 9th in 4-1 Reds win SAN DIEGO (APv) — Homer Bailey gave the struggling Cincinnati Reds exactly what they needed. The right-hander came within two outs of a five-hit shutout to end his four-start losing streak and the Reds beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 Wednesday to snap a fivegame skid. Brandon Phillips homered and Joey Votto hit a tworun double for the Reds, who avoided a three-game sweep and ended San Diego’s fourgame winning streak. “Before the game I said the law of averages were on our side to win on the road, and for Homer to win,” manager Dusty Baker said. “It’s been a long time since he’s won.

There were some big hits that we got today that we have been missing the past few days. “It’s great to have a great flight home, have a great day off and sort of take it easy and lick our wounds, so to speak, and get back at it again,” Baker said. The performance by Bailey was just what the Reds needed to end a 10-game West Coast trip on a positive note. Not only had the Reds lost five straight after winning the first four games of the trip, but Bailey hadn’t won since throwing the second no-hitter of his career July 2 at home against San Francisco. Three of his four losses since then • See REDS on page 14


Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey follows through with a pitch against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday in San Diego.

Simpson gets small victory in bid for freedom


Cris Carter will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday.

Humble beginnings Troy native Carter to enter NFL Hall of Fame By JOSH BROWN Sports Editor

Five years of eligibility. Five snubs. Still, the Carter family knew. “I’d talked to him a couple of times about this,” Clarence Carter said of his son, retired National Football League star Cris Carter. “He’d say, ‘Dad, you and I have been in this a while. Just keep your cool. It’s going to happen.’ I’d say what is? ‘Just keep reading the newspapers. One day, I’m going to be in the Hall of Fame.’”

That long wait is almost over. On Saturday, the Carter family will make the trek to Canton to watch Troy native Cris Carter, one of the best pass catchers in professional football history, be enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame. “As a dad, I’m as proud as proud can be,” Clarence said. After a prolific college career with the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cris Carter played 16 seasons in the NFL, the majority of which came with the Minnesota Vikings. When he retired in 2002, he was • See HUMBLE on page 14

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson won a small victory Wednesday in his bid for freedom as Nevada granted him parole on some of his 2008 convictions for kidnapping and armed robbery involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room. But the decision doesn’t mean Simpson will be leaving prison anytime soon. The former NFL star was convicted on multiple charges and still faces at least four more years behind bars on sentences that were ordered to run consecutively. The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners released its decision in favor of Simpson’s parole request Wednesday. Commissioners noted Simpson’s “positive institutional record” and his participation in programs addressing “behavior that led to incarceration.” “We expected it,” Patricia Palm, one of Simpson’s current lawyers, told The Associated Press shortly after the order was issued. “There is no reason not to grant him parole. I’m glad they did what they should have done.” Palm said Simpson called from prison to let her know of the board’s decision. “He’s very happy and grateful,” she said. The parole becomes effective Oct. 2. Then, Simpson will begin serving the minimum term on four concurrent sentences imposed for using a weapon Simpson during the 2007 robbery. He will have another parole hearing on those sentences in a year. After that, he has two more consecutive terms for assault with a deadly weapon, said David Smith, spokesman for the board. The board noted Simpson had no previous criminal convictions and still has consecutive sentences to serve. Simpson was tried for murder but acquitted in Los Angeles for the 1994 death of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman. Simpson appeared before a two-member Nevada parole panel last Thursday to plead for leniency. He expressed regret for his actions and said he’s tried to be a model inmate while behind bars. Lovelock Correctional Center officials say he’s had no disciplinary actions against him. Simpson was convicted in December 2008 on charges including kidnapping, robbery, burglary and assault with a deadly weapon. He was sentenced to nine to 33 years for the 2007 stick up of two memorabilia dealers, Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong.

Buckeyes’ Hyde suspended for at least three games COLUMBUS — Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde appears to be in the clear legally. His status with Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer is another story. Hyde will not face charges stemming from an alleged assault after the 19-yearold woman involved in the incident told Columbus police she does not wish to pursue the case, Sgt. Rich Weiner said. But the Buckeyes’ star rusher will not escape punishment, with Meyer announcing late Tuesday night that Hyde will be suspended at least three games for “conduct not representative of this football program or this university.” “He will be required to fulfill additional obligations before he is allowed to play in a game,” he said in a statement. Meyer made the decision after the

release of a surveillance video of the incident provided the first shred of clarity to a case that had been fueled by speculation and contradicting reports. In a five-minute video police released to reporters Tuesday, Hyde — who had been suspended indefinitely — is seen during the early morning of July 20 at Sugar Bar 2 in Columbus. A friend nods toward a woman dancing on a stage, and Hyde approaches her. After they talk for about 35 seconds, Hyde points at the woman and she swings at him. Hyde appears to attempt to slap the woman with his left hand, then leaves the stage and is soon out of the picture. It is unclear if either made contact. The black-and-white video is grainy with no sound while strobelights flash through the nightclub.

Weiner said the case is closed, though the parties involved have up to two years to pursue charges. In a statement released to WCMH-TV in Columbus, the 19-year-old complainant called speculation on the case from fans and some media members “overwhelming, frustrating, and disappointing.” “It is unimaginable to be exposed to these false reports, claims, and rumors,” she said. “I would like to thank the Columbus police department for their patience and professionalism they showed conducting their investigation. They have advised me I have up to two years to consider criminal charges. I believe the video … will speak for itself when shown in its entirety and not edited or censored.”

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second in the recordbooks in career receptions (1,101) and touchdowns (130) only to Jerry Rice. And after being skipped over for induction in his first five years of eligibility, Cris and the rest of the family found out in February of this year that he would finally be receiving the honor. Cris Carter was born in Troy in 1965, where he spent a good part of his childhood before moving to Middletown. “It’s a heck of a mark, a heck of a feat,” said younger brother Shane Carter, who graduated from Troy High School in 2005 and played football for four years in college with the Wisconsin

Badgers. “He grew up in Troy, went to Hook Elementary, played ball at the Lincoln Center, and then he went to Middletown in probably the second or third grade. “It’s really important, because it allows for the kids in Troy to see what their dreams can become.” “It definitely shows that you can come from Troy and make it wherever you want to,” said younger brother Lance Carter, a 2011 Troy High School graduate. “Honestly, I can’t describe what it feels like right now (seeing a family member inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame). I’m sure it will hit me this week-

AP PHOTO Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) passes during practice at the NFL football team’s training camp Wednesday in Cincinnati.

Becoming a leader Dalton more in charge during Bengals camp CINCINNATI (AP) — When receiver Cobi Hamilton dropped a sideline pass during a training camp practice, quarterback Andy Dalton sought him out and gave the rookie an encouraging and emphatic slap on the helmet. Cincinnati’s young quarterback is acting more like a leader. The Bengals made him a team captain last year after coach Marvin Lewis challenged him to be more assertive. Dalton was forced to spend much of his first two seasons just learning the offense and making sure he was doing everything right. Now, he’s making sure everyone around him is doing the right thing, too. “I feel like I’m not just leading by example out there, I’m also being vocal out there,” Dalton said. “Now that I’ve played a couple of years, I’ve got some notches on my belt, so I feel like everybody knows that they can trust me. They know how hard I work and how much I study to get prepared for these games. “I feel like I’m able to be a really good leader for this, not only offensively, but for everybody as a whole.” If the Bengals are going to end one of the longest playoff victory droughts in NFL history, Dalton is going to have to lead the way. The second-round pick from TCU is the only Bengals quarterback to reach the playoffs in each of his first two seasons. He has thrown 47 touchdown passes, trailing only Dan Marino (68) and Peyton Manning (52) for most in the first two seasons. His biggest shortcoming has been two subpar playoff performances resulting in losses at Houston, leaving

Cincinnati without a playoff victory since the 1990 season. Dalton overthrew an open A.J. Green in the end zone in the closing minutes of the loss at Houston last season. He has spent a lot of time working on his footwork in the offseason, helping him become more accurate on deep throws. He’s also more focused on making sure everyone follows the script, which is one of the next steps that coach Marvin Lewis wants to see. “It’s not about Andy, but let’s make sure these other 10 guys are exact,” Lewis said. “We have a lot of comfort in Andy to get us in the right spots and where we want to go. The other guys now have to adjust and move forward. To me, that’s the thing.” It’s been evident during the first six practices of training camp. “I think I’ve really taken control of this offense,” Dalton said. “I have an understanding of everything that we’re doing. Everything that they’re asking me to do at the line of scrimmage — changing plays, changing protections, changing routes — whatever it may be, I have full control of that. “All of that is going to make this offense better, and make me better as a player.” The Bengals have given him a couple more options in the passing game, drafting tight end Tyler Eifert in the first round and running back Giovani Bernard in the second. It’s partly up to Dalton to make sure it all blends together on the field. Left tackle Andrew Whitworth pointed out that Dalton got much better from his rookie season to last year, when he threw for 3,669 yards and 27 touchdowns.

end when we’re up there around all of those elite people.” Even when he was just a young athlete, though, Cris Carter was something special. “He always had the talent,” Clarence said. “Football, basketball, he played them all. And all the time. He played and practiced every day. He started out in the Middletown football program, and he just came right on up the hill.” And now his family will be there to see him reach the pinnacle. “It’s a blessing that dad gets to see one of his kids get into the Hall of Fame,” Lance said. “Dad always thought Cris

would be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. He’s 78 now, and it’s going to be a nice experience for him.” “For our father to still be living and get to see this happen, that’s the best thing,” Shane said. “Cris is one of 13 children, all of which had success athletically and academically. We’ll get to see a lot of old family this weekend. “It’s been a waiting game the past few years. We’re all just thankful and blessed to see Cris get in. It really makes us all proud.”

Ogden: Ravens’ 1st draft pick, 1st Hall of Famer BALTIMORE (AP) — Jonathan Ogden spent his entire 12-year career with the Baltimore Ravens, played in 11 Pro Bowls, won a Super Bowl ring and earned a berth in the Hall of Fame. And Ozzie Newsome saw it all coming — long before Ogden made his debut as one of the finest offensive linemen in NFL history. Newsome was in charge of the Ravens draft in 1996, the team’s first season in Baltimore after moving from Cleveland. The Ravens desperately needed an impact player with the fourth overall selection, someone who could steer the transplanted franchise on a course to greatness. “That was not a pick we wanted to end up three years later going, ‘Good God Almighty, what the heck did we do?’” recalled David Modell, the son of thenowner Art Modell and a key front-office component. “That pick had to be good.” Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips, a troubled but talented star, was an option. So was Ogden, a 6-foot-9 offensive tackle out of UCLA. The day before the draft, Newsome made it clear: Ogden was the choice. “Ozzie said, ‘Jonathan Ogden will be a perennial Pro Bowl player, will play for this franchise for his career and will have a decent shot at going into the Hall of Fame,’” Modell said. “What a Babe Ruth call that was.” Ogden was the first player drafted by the Ravens, and Saturday he will formally become the team’s first entrant into the Hall of Fame. “He’s going to be the Ravens’ golden child forever,” said Edwin Mulitalo, who played guard alongside Ogden for eight years. How appropriate that Newsome will serve as Ogden’s presenter at the Hall of Fame ceremony. “He brought me in to Baltimore,” Ogden said. “I could always go talk to him, be honest with him. He’s just one of the people that I really respect in the business.


It just kind of made sense to me.” Newsome, in turn, owes a debt of gratitude to Ogden for justifying his decision in the Ravens’ inaugural draft. Although the team was in dire need of a running back and already had two solid offensive tackles, Newsome chose Ogden because he was the highest-ranked player on Baltimore’s board. That philosophy remains in place today and has enabled the Ravens’ general manager to produce two Super Bowl champions. Newsome often considers what might have happened if he picked Phillips, who totaled 35 games for three different teams over a dismal three-year span. “I could say 17 years later, I probably wouldn’t have this job. It’s as simple as that,” Newsome said. “Lawrence had some productive years, but he didn’t pan out. And I don’t know if we would have been able to provide the structure he needed. We felt like we could have, but I don’t know if we’d have been able to do it.” As a rookie, Ogden played left guard between veteran tackles Orlando Brown and Tony Jones. In his second season, Ogden became an immovable force at left tackle and remained there the rest of his career. Ogden was a star on the field and a leader within the locker room and on the sideline. He didn’t have the bluster

of the Ravens’ other first-round pick in 1996, linebacker Ray Lewis, but the big man showed enough emotion to be noticed by his teammates — especially after being asked to repeatedly drop back to protect the passer. “He was a great pass blocker, and he was a very technical player,” Mulitalo said. “But man, he loved to run block. There were times he got frustrated on the sideline, and most of the time it was because we were getting a little pass-happy. Whenever we switched to the run, he was like a little kid. Maybe the most fun playing next to him was when we actually runblocked. He took pride in doing that.” Many of Baltimore’s biggest games during Ogden’s tenure came against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The majority of those duels were gritty, helmet-banging affairs perfectly suited for Ogden’s old-school mentality. Along the way, he made a very favorable impression on then-Steelers coach Bill Cowher. “Jonathan is, without a doubt, a Hall of Fame player who is one of the very best left tackles in NFL history,” Cowher recalled. “We couldn’t beat him with speed rushers, and he would just engulf power rushers. Those long arms, the great feet, the strength — he has it all.

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had come on the road. Bailey had allowed just five singles going into the ninth, when Everth Cabrera reached on a fielding error by first baseman Votto leading off the inning. He got Chris Denorfia to fly out before Chase Headley doubled in Cabrera. Baker pulled Bailey, and Aroldis Chapman got the final two outs for his 25th save in 29 chances. “It’s good to get a win,” Bailey said. “We didn’t want to come in here and get swept. We’ve been playing and pitching really well; just trying to go out there and end this trip on a good note.” Bailey said he felt fine going into the ninth. “I cooled down a little bit when they changed pitchers. I definitely wished I could have finished that one,” Bailey said. “But you got a pretty good closer coming in behind me.” Bailey (6-10) allowed six hits and one unearned run, struck out seven and walked none. Baker said Bailey had good command and “a good

tempo that helps our team stay sharp behind him. Sheer determination. Homer really, really wanted it bad because he knew we needed it and he needed it. That was big for us.” Manager Bud Black said the Padres “just couldn’t seem to square the fastball up” against Bailey. “He had good movement, pitched well. He’s got that capability. He’s got a good arm.” Headley agreed. “He always has good velocity but I thought his fastball today had even a little bit more life than it usually does,” Headley said. “The pitches you felt like you got to hit, a lot of times you were fouling off because it had such good life, and then he threw his good stuff at you. He made a pitch or threw a good slider on you and you were in trouble. He’s one of those guys when he’s able to locate his pitches and throw pretty much everything he has for strikes, it’s going to be a tough day. There are some times when you’ve got to tip your cap and he was pretty good tonight.”

Phillips homered to center field off lefty Eric Stults (8-10) leading off the second, his 13th. The Reds added three more runs in the seventh, all unearned because of third baseman Headley’s throwing error on Derrick Robinson’s grounder. The error put runners on first and third, and Chris Heisey singled to left to score Zack Cosart, aboard on a leadoff single. Votto followed with a double to right to bring in Robinson and Heisey. The Reds are off Thursday before opening an eightgame homestand. “This off day is going to be really big for us,” Bailey said. “Especially after a long trip, different time zones. We started off really well. We just couldn’t quite seem to squeeze out those wins in L.A., and even here, for a couple of days. It feels good to end it on a good note. You always like traveling after a win.” Stults allowed four runs, one earned, on 10 hits in 6 2-3 innings. He struck out five and walked none.




BASEBALL Baseball Expanded Standings All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Tampa Bay 64 43 .598 Boston 64 44 .593 59 48 .551 Baltimore 55 51 .519 New York 50 57 .467 Toronto Central Division L Pct W Detroit 61 45 .575 Cleveland 58 48 .547 52 51 .505 Kansas City 45 58 .437 Minnesota 40 64 .385 Chicago West Division L Pct W Oakland 63 45 .583 Texas 58 49 .542 Seattle 50 56 .472 48 57 .457 Los Angeles 35 70 .333 Houston NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Atlanta 62 45 .579 Washington 52 56 .481 50 57 .467 Philadelphia 48 56 .462 New York 40 65 .381 Miami Central Division W L Pct Pittsburgh 64 42 .604 St. Louis 62 43 .590 Cincinnati 60 49 .550 48 58 .453 Chicago 46 61 .430 Milwaukee West Division L Pct W Los Angeles 57 48 .543 Arizona 54 52 .509 Colorado 51 57 .472 50 59 .459 San Diego San Francisco 47 59 .443

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Tuesday's Games Cleveland 7, Chicago White Sox 4 Baltimore 4, Houston 3 Detroit 5, Washington 1 Tampa Bay 5, Arizona 2 Boston 8, Seattle 2 Texas 14, L.A. Angels 11, 10 innings Kansas City 7, Minnesota 2 Toronto 5, Oakland 0 L.A. Dodgers 3, N.Y. Yankees 2 Wednesday's Games Detroit 11, Washington 1 Toronto 5, Oakland 2, 10 innings Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Houston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Arizona at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at Boston, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Thursday's Games Chicago White Sox (Sale 6-10) at Cleveland (Masterson 12-7), 12:05 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 5-7) at Minnesota (Diamond 5-9), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (Spruill 0-0) at Texas (Darvish 9-5), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Lyles 4-4) at Baltimore (B.Norris 6-9), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 11-4) at Boston (Dempster 6-8), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Jo.Johnson 1-7) at L.A. Angels (Richards 2-4), 10:05 p.m. Friday's Games Seattle at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Arizona at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Tuesday's Games Milwaukee 6, Chicago Cubs 5, 1st game Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 1, 11 innings, 1st game Philadelphia 7, San Francisco 3 Detroit 5, Washington 1 Tampa Bay 5, Arizona 2 Atlanta 11, Colorado 3 N.Y. Mets 4, Miami 2, 10 innings Pittsburgh 6, St. Louis 0, 2nd game Milwaukee 3, Chicago Cubs 2, 2nd game San Diego 4, Cincinnati 2 L.A. Dodgers 3, N.Y. Yankees 2 Wednesday's Games Detroit 11, Washington 1 Cincinnati 4, San Diego 1 San Francisco 9, Philadelphia 2 St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Arizona at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Thursday's Games N.Y. Mets (Harvey 8-2) at Miami (Koehler 2-6), 12:40 p.m. Arizona (Spruill 0-0) at Texas (Darvish 9-5), 7:05 p.m. San Francisco (M.Cain 6-6) at Philadelphia (Hamels 4-13), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (J.Kelly 1-3) at Pittsburgh (Morton 3-2), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Bettis 0-0) at Atlanta (Teheran 7-5), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Nolasco 6-9) at Chicago Cubs (Rusin 1-0), 8:05 p.m. Friday's Games L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Arizona at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Wednesday's Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Toronto . . . .000200000 3—5 11 4 Oakland . . . .001010000 0—2 8 0 (10 innings) Dickey, Loup (7), Delabar (8), Janssen (9), Cecil (10) and Thole, Arencibia; Colon, Cook (7), Doolittle (8), Balfour (9), J.Chavez (10), Blevins (10), Neshek (10) and Vogt. W_Janssen 4-0. L_J.Chavez 23. Sv_Cecil (1). INTERLEAGUE Washington .100 000 000—1 5 1 Detroit . . . . .050 500 10x—11 15 0 G.Gonzalez, Ohlendorf (4), Stammen (4), Krol (7), Mattheus (8) and K.Suzuki; Verlander, Coke (7), Alburquerque (8),

E.Reed (9) and Avila. W_Verlander 11-8. L_G.Gonzalez 7-4. HRs_Detroit, Avila (8), Tor.Hunter (11). NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati . .010 000 300—4 11 1 San Diego . .000 000 001—1 6 1 H.Bailey, Chapman (9) and C.Miller; Stults, Vincent (7), Mikolas (9), Hynes (9) and R.Rivera. W_H.Bailey 6-10. L_Stults 8-10. Sv_Chapman (25). HRs_Cincinnati, Phillips (13). San Francisco403000 200—9 14 0 Philadelphia 100 000 010—2 5 2 Gaudin, S.Rosario (8), S.Casilla (9) and Posey, Quiroz; K.Kendrick, Valdes (3), J.Ramirez (6), Diekman (8), Lu.Garcia (9) and Ruiz.W_Gaudin 5-2. L_K.Kendrick 98.HRs_San Francisco, Pill (2), B.Crawford (6). Philadelphia, Utley (14). Midwest League At A Glance Eastern Division W L Pct. GB Bowling Green (Rays) 25 14 .641 — Great Lakes (Dodgers) 23 16 .590 2 x-South Bend (D-backs) 22 16 .579 2½ 22 17 .564 3 Dayton (Reds) West Michigan (Tigers) 20 17 .541 4 Lake County (Indians) 18 20 .474 6½ Fort Wayne (Padres) 13 24 .351 11 13 24 .351 11 Lansing (Blue Jays) Western Division W L Pct. GB Cedar Rapids (Twins) 25 12 .676 — Quad Cities (Astros) 20 15 .571 4 20 17 .541 5 x-Beloit (Athletics) 19 17 .528 5½ Peoria (Cardinals) 17 20 .459 8 Clinton (Mariners) 15 22 .405 10 Burlington (Angels) Wisconsin (Brewers) 15 23 .39510½ Kane County (Cubs) 12 25 .324 13 x-clinched first half Wednesday's Games Fort Wayne 4, Lake County 3 South Bend at Lansing, ppd., rain Kane County 6, Wisconsin 3 West Michigan 3, Great Lakes 1 Bowling Green 5, Dayton 0 Cedar Rapids at Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Beloit at Clinton, 8 p.m. Peoria at Quad Cities, 8 p.m. Thursday's Games Lansing at South Bend, 6 p.m., 1st game Fort Wayne at Lake County, 7 p.m. West Michigan at Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Wisconsin at Kane County, 7:30 p.m. Peoria at Quad Cities, 8 p.m., 1st game Beloit at Clinton, 8 p.m. Dayton at Bowling Green, 8:05 p.m. Lansing at South Bend, 8:30 p.m., 2nd game Peoria at Quad Cities, 10:30 p.m., 2nd game

GOLF World Golf Ranking Through July 28 1.Tiger Woods ................USA 2. Phil Mickelson..............USA 3. Rory McIlroy ...................NIr 4. Justin Rose...................Eng 5. Adam Scott ...................Aus 6. Matt Kuchar .................USA 7. Brandt Snedeker.........USA 8. Graeme McDowell .........NIr 9. Luke Donald .................Eng 10. Lee Westwood............Eng 11. Steve Stricker ............USA 12. Louis Oosthuizen........SAf 13. Charl Schwartzel ........SAf 14. Ernie Els......................SAf 15. Ian Poulter ..................Eng 16. Sergio Garcia..............Esp 17. Keegan Bradley.........USA 18. Bubba Watson...........USA 19. Henrik Stenson..........Swe 20. Jason Day...................Aus 21. Dustin Johnson .........USA 22. Hunter Mahan ...........USA 23. Webb Simpson..........USA 24. Jason Dufner.............USA 25. Bill Haas ....................USA 26. Zach Johnson ...........USA 27. Matteo Manassero........Ita 28. Branden Grace ...........SAf 29. Jim Furyk...................USA 30. Nick Watney...............USA 31. Peter Hanson.............Swe 32. Bo Van Pelt................USA 33. Hideki Matsuyama......Jpn 34. Richard Sterne............SAf 35. Rickie Fowler.............USA 36. Martin Kaymer ............Ger 37. Billy Horschel.............USA 38. Jamie Donaldson........Wal 39. Francesco Molinari .......Ita 40. Kevin Streelman........USA 41.Thorbjorn Olesen.......Den 42. Nicolas Colsaerts ........Bel 43. Angel Cabrera.............Arg 44. Ryan Moore...............USA 45. G. Fernandez-CastanoEsp 46. Scott Piercy ...............USA 47. Carl Pettersson..........Swe 48. Jonas Blixt..................Swe 49. Martin Laird.................Sco 50. David Lynn..................Eng

12.46 8.56 8.43 7.59 7.58 6.80 6.76 5.98 5.43 5.12 4.79 4.75 4.71 4.69 4.67 4.62 4.44 4.42 4.40 4.38 4.17 4.08 4.06 3.99 3.88 3.61 3.35 3.34 3.28 3.28 3.26 3.20 3.05 2.99 2.96 2.85 2.83 2.83 2.82 2.78 2.65 2.64 2.61 2.59 2.59 2.52 2.46 2.44 2.42 2.40


SPORTS ON TV TODAY EXTREME SPORTS 9 p.m. ESPN — X Games, at Los Angeles GOLF 9 a.m. ESPN2 — Women's British Open Championship, first round, at Fife, Scotland 11:30 a.m. TGC — Tour, Mylan Classic, first round, at Canonsburg, Pa. 2 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour-WGC, Bridgestone Invitational, first round, at Akron, Ohio 7 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Reno-Tahoe Open, first round, at Reno, Nev. SOCCER Noon ESPN2 — Audi Cup, third place, teams TBD, at Munich 2:15 p.m. ESPN2 — Audi Cup, championship, teams TBD, at Munich

FRIDAY AUTO RACING 1 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for 400, at Long Pond, Pa. (same-day tape) 3 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for 400, at Long Pond, Pa. 5 p.m. SPEED — ARCA, ModSpace 125, at Long Pond, Pa. BOXING 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Featherweights, Javier Fortuna (22-0-0) vs. Luis Franco (11-1-0), at Miami, Okla. CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE 9 p.m. NBCSN — Hamilton at Edmonton EXTREME SPORTS 9 p.m. ESPN — X Games, at Los Angeles GOLF 9 a.m. ESPN2 — Women's British Open Championship, second round, at Fife, Scotland 10 a.m. TGC — Tour, Mylan Classic, second round, at Canonsburg, Pa. Noon TGC — Champions Tour, 3M Championship, first round, at Blaine, Minn. 2 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour-WGC, Bridgestone Invitational, second round, at Akron, Ohio 7 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Reno-Tahoe Open, second round, at Reno, Nev. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 4 p.m. WGN — L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. FSN — St. Louis at Cincinnati TENNIS 4 p.m. ESPN2 — ATP World Tour, Citi Open, quarterfinal, at Washington 7 p.m. ESPN2 — ATP World Tour, Citi Open, quarterfinal, at Washington 11 p.m. ESPN2 — WTA, Southern California Open, quarterfinal, at Carlsbad, Calif. 51. Paul Lawrie .................Sco 52. Jordan Spieth............USA 53. Robert Garrigus ........USA 54.Tim Clark.....................SAf 55. D.A. Points .................USA 56. Michael Thompson ...USA 57.Thomas Bjorn.............Den 58.Thongchai Jaidee.......Tha 59. Bernd Wiesberger .......Aut 60. Russell Henley ..........USA 61. Boo Weekley .............USA 62. Marcel Siem................Ger 63. Jimmy Walker............USA 64. Mikko Ilonen.................Fin 65. Fredrik Jacobson.......Swe 66. Kyle Stanley...............USA 67. Alexander Noren .......Swe 68. George Coetzee .........SAf 69. Marc Leishman...........Aus 70. Graham Delaet ..........Can 71. Chris Wood.................Eng 72. Stephen Gallacher .....Sco 73. Miguel Angel JimenezEsp 74. Luke Guthrie..............USA 75. Padraig Harrington.........Irl

2.38 2.36 2.36 2.34 2.32 2.31 2.29 2.29 2.29 2.28 2.23 2.22 2.20 2.15 2.12 2.11 2.10 2.09 2.07 2.04 1.99 1.99 1.98 1.97 1.96

PGA Tour FedExCup Leaders Through July 28 ................................Points YTDMoney 1.Tiger Woods.........2,481 $6,159,119 2. Matt Kuchar..........2,203 $4,857,908 3. Brandt Snedeker..2,178 $4,829,911 4. Phil Mickelson ......2,118 $4,860,810 5. Billy Horschel .......1,461 $3,060,043 6. Justin Rose ..........1,358 $3,032,310 7. Bill Haas ...............1,320 $2,902,296 8. Kevin Streelman...1,260 $2,605,882 9. Boo Weekley........1,206 $2,360,936 10. Jason Day ..........1,182 $2,668,138 11. Adam Scott ........1,172 $2,799,847 12. Jordan Spieth.....1,136 $2,058,820 13. Keegan Bradley .1,107 $2,350,946 14. Dustin Johnson..1,104 $2,298,594 15. Hunter Mahan....1,088 $2,339,697 16. Harris English ....1,067 $2,009,390 17. Webb Simpson ..1,022 $2,077,267 18. Russell Henley...1,006 $1,884,606 19. D.A. Points..........1,000 $2,165,537 20. Jimmy Walker........996 $1,923,250 21. Charles Howell III .996 $1,782,292 22. Steve Stricker........990 $2,306,746 23. Henrik Stenson.....959 $2,203,503 24. Chris Kirk...............888 $1,509,198 25. Ken Duke...............886 $1,646,763 26. Graham DeLaet....856 $1,577,300 27. Graeme McDowell849 $1,941,483 28. John Merrick .........837 $1,719,705 29. Zach Johnson.......835 $1,565,892 30. Charl Schwartzel ..824 $1,678,656 31. David Lingmerth ...806 $1,748,109 32. Sang-Moon Bae ...806 $1,635,188 33. Scott Stallings .......801 $1,551,047 34. Angel Cabrera.......794 $1,686,779 35. Lee Westwood ......792 $1,853,430 36. Martin Laird...........788 $1,686,873 37. Bubba Watson ......788 $1,441,256 38. Ryan Palmer .........780 $1,486,157 39. Chris Stroud..........770 $1,477,809 40. Charley Hoffman...765 $1,468,853 41. Roberto Castro .....761 $1,383,879 42. Jonas Blixt.............752 $1,541,736 43. Brian Gay ..............737 $1,286,837 44. Michael Thompson733 $1,516,253 45. Rickie Fowler.........723 $1,401,608 46. Brendon de Jonge719 $1,180,176 47. Matt Jones ............708 $1,227,057 48. David Hearn..........708 $1,044,120 49. Kevin Chappell......688 $1,353,637 50. John Rollins ..........668 $1,127,849 51. Kyle Stanley ..........662 $1,443,463 52. Freddie Jacobson .659 $1,199,922 53.Tim Clark...............657 $1,299,992 54. Cameron Tringale .654 $937,209 55. Josh Teater............652 $1,274,417 56. David Lynn ............652 $1,332,578 57. Jim Furyk ..............651 $1,155,179 58. Rory McIlroy..........650 $1,390,586 59. Scott Piercy...........647 $1,284,627 60. Nick Watney ..........637 $1,135,939 61. Luke Donald..........632 $1,250,696 62. Brian Davis............622 $931,257 63. K.J. Choi ................615 $887,576 64. Sergio Garcia........608 $1,457,822 65. Ryan Moore ..........601 $1,155,665 66. Daniel Summerhays594 $1,014,686 67. Scott Brown...........588 $995,022

68. Luke Guthrie .........586 69. Marc Leishman.....586 70. Ian Poulter.............586 71. Nicholas Thompson584 72. Derek Ernst...........584 73. Stewart Cink..........568 74. Brian Stuard..........563 75. Patrick Reed..........562 76. Jerry Kelly..............557 77. Pat Perez...............544 78. Jason Dufner.........536 79. Richard H. Lee......533 80. William McGirt.......529 81. Kevin Stadler.........526 82. Jason Kokrak ........521 83. Justin Leonard ......513 84. James Driscoll ......507 85. Ernie Els................501 86. John Huh...............499 87. Martin Flores.........499 88.Ted Potter, Jr..........497 89. Bo Van Pelt............494 90. Robert Garrigus....494 91. J.J. Henry ..............465 92. Geoff Ogilvy ..........461 93. Jason Bohn...........454 94. James Hahn..........454 95. Lucas Glover.........454 96. Mark Wilson ..........450 97. Bryce Molder.........450 98. Jeff Overton ..........445 99. Matt Every.............445 100. Bob Estes............443 101. Morgan Hoffmann440 102. Chez Reavie .......439 103. Carl Pettersson...438 104. Jeff Maggert........437 105. D.H. Lee...............432 106. Brendan Steele...431 107. Justin Hicks.........427 108. Erik Compton......422 109. Rory Sabbatini....420 110. John Senden ......419 111. Charlie Beljan .....411 112. Aaron Baddeley..401 113. Camilo Villegas ...400 114. George McNeill...390 115. Johnson Wagner 390 116. Gary Woodland...382 117. Brian Harman .....379 118. Greg Chalmers...363 119. Steven Bowditch.361 120. Scott Langley......358 121. Charlie Wi............356 122. Ben Crane...........356 123. Padraig Harrington345 124. Stuart Appleby....343 125. Nicolas Colsaerts339 126. Fabian Gomez....339 127. Chad Campbell...330 128. Greg Owen .........327 129. Bud Cauley .........324 130. Brad Fritsch.........323 131. Martin Kaymer ....315 132. Robert Streb .......314 133. Shawn Stefani.....310 134. Woody Austin......300 135.Tommy Gainey....296 136. Andres Romero ..295 137.Tag Ridings .........291 138.Vijay Singh ..........289 139. Ricky Barnes.......287 140. Peter Hanson......285 141. Doug LaBelle II...267 142. Ben Kohles..........265 143. Justin Bolli ...........257 144. Jim Herman ........256 145. Brandt Jobe ........252 146. Steve LeBrun......252 147. Louis Oosthuizen249 148.Trevor Immelman 247 149. Ben Curtis...........246 150.Vaughn Taylor......239

$973,027 $1,185,933 $1,385,899 $827,902 $1,283,606 $983,222 $1,001,308 $973,999 $799,455 $958,960 $874,668 $847,396 $856,466 $881,970 $1,019,221 $658,457 $809,401 $944,091 $992,482 $705,127 $812,790 $857,365 $957,005 $719,006 $853,860 $739,030 $824,707 $747,812 $884,930 $622,608 $672,899 $737,497 $577,511 $860,085 $590,925 $677,823 $1,010,154 $882,793 $626,121 $710,992 $626,700 $723,275 $602,693 $858,812 $696,064 $613,389 $464,390 $720,955 $554,412 $530,359 $571,606 $665,511 $537,364 $573,224 $789,267 $711,244 $428,258 $672,914 $586,942 $510,661 $430,750 $429,298 $415,984 $600,892 $423,871 $496,543 $540,000 $449,802 $454,507 $422,712 $294,201 $489,982 $503,606 $324,066 $402,436 $528,207 $367,796 $251,105 $317,499 $497,408 $326,589 $357,193 $392,746

LPGA Money Leaders Through July 21 ......................................Trn Money 1. Inbee Park .................15 $2,134,844 2. Stacy Lewis ...............17 $916,799 3. I.K. Kim.......................15 $909,957 4. Suzann Pettersen .....14 $860,056 5. So Yeon Ryu..............15 $847,207 6. Beatriz Recari............15 $784,023 7. Paula Creamer..........15 $628,715 8. Karrie Webb...............13 $565,764 9. Angela Stanford ........16 $551,300 10. Na Yeon Choi...........15 $511,469

11. Cristie Kerr...............13 12. Catriona Matthew....13 13. Hee Young Park ......16 14. Lizette Salas............16 15. Jiyai Shin .................13 16. Jessica Korda..........13 17. Shanshan Feng ......12 18. Anna Nordqvist .......16 19. Ai Miyazato..............13 20. Jodi Ewart Shadoff .15 21. Pornanong Phatlum15 22. Jennifer Johnson.....16 23. Haeji Kang...............17 24. Caroline Hedwall.....14 25. Ilhee Lee..................16 26. Chella Choi..............17 27. Karine Icher.............16 28. Lexi Thompson........15 29. Mika Miyazato .........13 30.Yani Tseng ...............15 31. Morgan Pressel.......15 32. Gerina Piller.............16 33. Amy Yang.................13 34. Giulia Sergas...........16 35. Mo Martin ................15 36. Carlota Ciganda........9 37. Jenny Shin...............16 38. Brittany Lang...........17 39. Moriya Jutanugarn..14 40. Hee Kyung Seo.......16 41. Meena Lee ..............16 42. Chie Arimura ...........13 43. Brittany Lincicome ..15 44. Sun Young Yoo.........16 45. Julieta Granada.......17 46. Azahara Munoz.......16 47. Jane Park ................14 48. Irene Cho.................12 49. Nicole Castrale........15 50. Mina Harigae...........17

$498,885 $496,291 $493,013 $465,539 $459,605 $448,434 $441,715 $421,863 $402,759 $355,915 $329,901 $328,017 $327,282 $327,210 $325,038 $320,373 $307,190 $300,155 $285,149 $273,743 $267,099 $263,254 $250,241 $245,376 $234,579 $213,719 $210,153 $203,845 $203,216 $196,772 $192,931 $183,830 $178,044 $177,690 $174,552 $166,160 $159,295 $157,447 $137,324 $134,587

AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup Top 12 in Points: 1. J.Johnson, .........................740; 2. C.Bowyer, ...........................665; 3. C.Edwards, ........................655; 4. K.Harvick, ..........................648; 5. D.Earnhardt Jr., ..................616; 6. M.Kenseth, .........................615; 7. Ky.Busch, ...........................610; 8. G.Biffle, ..............................565; 9. K.Kahne, ............................564; 10. J.Gordon, .........................559; 11. T.Stewart, .........................558; 12. M.Truex Jr., ......................554.

TRANSACTIONS Wednesday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE — Suspended Detroit RHP Juan Alcantara 50 games for a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Placed RHP Jason Hammel on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Reinstated OF Steve Pearce from the 15-day DL. BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned RHP Brayan Villarreal to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled INF Brock Holt from Pawtucket. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Recalled OF Jordan Danks from Charlotte (IL). INDIANS — CLEVELAND Designated RHP Joe Martinez for assignment. Optioned RHP Vinnie Pestano to Columbus (IL). DETROIT TIGERS — Optioned RHP Luke Putkonen to Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP Luis Marte from Toledo and placed him on the 15-day DL. HOUSTON ASTROS — Traded OF Justin Maxwell to Kansas City for RHP Kyle Smith. Traded RHP Bud Norris to Baltimore for OF L.J. Hoes, LHP Josh Hader and a 2014 competitive balance round A draft pick. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned INF Grant Green to Salt Lake (PCL). Selected the contract of 3B Chris Nelson from Salt Lake (PCL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Designated INF Adam Rosales for assignment. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Placed LHP Matt Moore on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Called up INF Ryan Roberts from Durham (IL). TEXAS RANGERS — Sent LHP Matt Harrison to Frisco (TL) for a rehab assignment. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Sent RHP Drew Hutchison to New Hampshire (EL) for a rehab assignment. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Traded RHP Ian Kennedy to San Diego for LHP Joe Thatcher, RHP Matt Stites and a 2014 competitive balance round B draft pick. Sent RHP Trevor Cahill to Reno (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Assigned RHP Nate Adcock outright to Reno. ATLANTA BRAVES — Sent OF B.J. Upton to Gwinnett (IL) for a rehab assigment. Assigned RHP Kameron Loe outright to Gwinnett. CHICAGO CUBS — Optioned RHP Jake Arrieta to Iowa (PCL). L.A. DODGERS — Acquired C Drew Butera from Minnesota for cash or a player to be named, and optioned him to Albuquerque (PCL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Optioned INF Scooter Gennett to Nashville (PCL). Placed RHP Yovani Gallardo on the 15-day DL. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Released 3B Brandon Inge. Optioned RHP Brandon Cumpton to Indianapolis (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Optioned LHP Tyler Lyons to Memphis (PCL). Placed C Yadier Molina and OF Shane Robinson on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Adron Chambers and 1B/OF Brock Peterson from Memphis (PCL). SAN DIEGO PADRES — Sent OF Cameron Maybin to Tucson (PCL) for a rehab assignment. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKS — Signed G Devin Harris. MILWAUKEE BUCKS — Traded G Brandon Jennings to Detroit for G Brandon Knight, F Khris Middleton and C Viacheslav Kravtsov. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER — Named Robert Pack and Mike Terpstra assistant coaches. WASHINGTON WIZARDS — Agreed to terms with G John Wall on a contract extension. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Signed DB Don Unamba. DALLAS COWBOYS — Released DT Ikponmwosa Igbinosun. Signed DE Toby Jackson. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Re-signed WRs Julius Pruitt and Keenan Davis. Placed WRs Armon Binns and Jasper Collins on the waived-injured list. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released WRs Perez Ashford and Lavelle Hawkins and OL Nick McDonald. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed DT Myles Wade.


Lifetime ban? MLB threatening to throw book at Yankees’ A-Rod NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is threatening to kick Alex Rodriguez out of the game for life unless the New York Yankees star agrees not to fight a lengthy suspension for his role in the sport's latest drug scandal, according to a person familiar with the discussions. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. Whether Commissioner Bud Selig would actually issue a lifetime suspension was unclear and a permanent ban could be shortened by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz to about 200 games, the person said. The number of players likely to be disciplined stood at 14 Wednesday. Front and center is Rodriguez, baseball's highest-paid player and the most prominent one linked in media reports over the past seven months to Biogenesis of America, a closed Florida anti-aging clinic that allegedly distributed banned performanceenhancing drugs. The Yankees expected Rodriguez to be accused of recruiting other athletes for the clinic, attempting to obstruct MLB's investigation, and not being truthful with MLB in the past. Baseball has considered suspending him for violations of its labor contract and drug agreement. Even if he is banned from baseball, there is precedent for a shortened penalty: When pitcher Steve Howe was given a lifetime ban in 1992 in his seventh suspension for drug or alcohol use, an arbitrator reduced the penalty to 119 days. A three-time MVP, Rodriguez acknowledged four years ago that he used performance-enhancing substances while with Texas from 2001-03 but repeatedly has denied using them since. He's been sidelined all season since hip surgery in January and then a quadriceps strain during a minor league rehabilitation assignment in July. The Yankees say he'll start another rehab Friday — Double-A Trenton appeared to be the likely destination. "Hopefully Alex will be back shortly thereafter," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. Rodriguez didn't stop to talk with reporters after his workout Wednesday at the team's minor league complex in Tampa, Fla. At first, MLB and the union thought talks on the Biogenesis probe could be completed by Friday, but negotiations to avoid grievances are likely to push back announcements until at least Saturday or Sunday. Others accused in media reports of receiving performance-enhancing drugs from Biogenesis include a trio of 2013 All-Stars: Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz, San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera and Detroit shortstop Jhonny Peralta. Most of the players face 50-game bans as first offenders. Both sides felt urgency to complete the process because by the middle of next week, teams will have fewer than 50 games left. And that would force players to complete suspensions during the playoffs or at the start of next season. Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski protected against a possible suspension of Peralta by acquiring slick-fielding infielder Jose Iglesias from Boston in a three-team trade Tuesday night. "If it were a 15-day thing, like a typical injury, I think we could have comfortably dealt with it with the players we already have," Dombrowski said Wednesday. "But when you start to talk about 50 days and a possible playoff run, we feel better going ahead with Jose."


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Park on brink of history at the home of golf ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — The cheering jarred Inbee Park from her sleep. The 10-year-old went downstairs to find her father in front of the television in the middle of the night in Seoul as he watched Se Ri Pak become the first South Korean to win the U.S. Women’s Open. Within a week, Park wrapped her hands around a golf club for the first time, not knowing that it one day would lead her to the brink of history. “They were doing replays every day on TV, her hitting the shot out of the water with her socks off,” Park said. “It was cool to see her white feet. I didn’t know what was happening, but I thought it was really cool to be seen playing golf and being on TV. Everybody was talking about it. Golf looked really fun.” Fifteen years later, everyone is talking about Inbee Park. A win this week in the Women’s British Open — at St. Andrews, of all places — would make the 25-yearold Park the first golfer to win four majors in one season. Arnold Palmer created the modern Grand Slam, winning four professional majors in one year. Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam got halfway home before their pursuit of it ended. No one has ever had a better shot at it than Park, who has won three LPGA Tour majors this year.

She is a heavy favorite when the Open begins Thursday, just as Woods was at St. Andrews when he won to complete the career Grand Slam in 2000. Park already has won six times this year — half of those wins at majors — and has earned more than $2 million. No one else in women’s golf has crossed the $1 million mark. “I think she can do it,” Pak said Wednesday, a Hallof-Famer revered for cutting a path for so many South Koreans. “She’s dominating. Her game is strong. Her confidence is strong. All the attention is on her. Everyone thinks she can do it.” Woods and Mickey Wright are the only players who have held four professional majors at the same time, both done over two seasons. Woods won the U.S. Open, British Open, PGA Championship and Masters in succession in 2000-01. Wright, who Ben Hogan once said had the best swing he ever saw, won the U.S. Women’s Open, LPGA Championship, Titleholders and Western Open over the 1961-62 seasons. Wright has been watching Park on television this year and is struck by her calm. “She certainly is an unflappable young lady,” the 78-year-old Wright told The Associated Press in a rare telephone interview from her home in Florida. “She’s probably the best putter I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen some good ones. I’m hoping she can pull it off, and

Major tuneup: AKRON (AP) — In the dark, head-to-head, 11 shots clear of the pack, from rooftops and in every other conceivable way, Tiger Woods has dominated at Firestone Country Club. He just says it makes him feel comfortable. “I’ve done it all different ways, that’s the thing,” Woods said Wednesday, the day before beginning his run at an eighth win at the Bridgestone Invitational. “Some years I’ve striped it and have really played well, and other years I’ve hit it all over the lot and had to be creative. I’ve chipped and putted and holed out. It’s been such a mixed bag.” Woods, coming off a disappointing British Open and steeling for the PGA Championship next week at Oak Hill, headlines a bumper crop of world-class players who are entered. The 73-player field includes 49 of the top 50 players in the world ranking, including this year’s major champions (Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson), last year’s winner (Keegan Bradley) and European stars Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood. Yet, Woods always seems to grab the spotlight. That’s what happens when a player has won more than $9.5 million in just 14 appearances at a single venue. Woods’ first win, in what was then called the NEC Invitational, came in 1999 when he shot a thirdround 62 to win in his third appearance, holding off Mickelson by a shot. A year later, Woods’ triumphal march to an 11-shot victory on the final day was delayed by inclement weather, with his final putt finding the bottom of the cup in almost total darkness. The strobe lights of photographers made it look like a


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scene from an old movie. The year after that, Woods overcame Jim Furyk in an epic, seven-hole, sudden-death playoff for his third win in a row at Firestone. After finishing fourth, tying for fourth and tying for second the next three years, Woods strung together wins in his next four appearances. The win in 2006 is remembered for a wayward 9-iron shot that hit on the cart path near the ninth hole and bounced onto the roof of the clubhouse, the ball being pocketed by a kitchen helper. Woods won by eight shots in 2007 and then missed the tournament the following year as he recovered from knee surgery. Even that didn’t halt his string as he returned in 2009 and took advantage of Padraig Harrington’s triple-bogey 8 on the 70th hole to win by four strokes. “This is one of those courses where, for me over the years, I just have felt very comfortable,” Woods said. “I think my record has been pretty good since I’ve turned pro here.” But, as there always seems to be with Woods since his personal meltdown, there are nagging questions. After streaking to 14 major championship victories, he has failed to win in his last 17 tries. The latest disappointment came at Muirfield two weeks ago when he seemed in perfect spot to win but faded to a closing 74 and watched rival Mickelson come out of nowhere to swoop in and grab the claret AP PHOTO jug. Tiger Woods chips to the 13th green during practice for the “I had a chance to win and didn’t get it done on Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Wednesday at Firestone Sunday,” Woods said. Country Club in Akron.

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then win the fifth one in France. No one will ever come close to that unless the LPGA adds a sixth major.” The debate this week at St. Andrews is not whether Park is capable of a fourth straight major, but whether that will constitute a calendar Grand Slam. The LPGA Tour, not nearly as established or well-funded as men’s golf, designated the Evian Championship in France as a fifth major this year. The Grand Slam — the one Palmer created in 1960 on his way to St. Andrews — has always been about four majors for more than a half-century. “It’s pretty incredible to win the first three,” Woods said Wednesday at the Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio. “And the way she did it … executing, and it seemed like she just is making everything. … It’s really neat to see someone out there and doing something that no one has ever done, so that’s pretty cool.” The Grand Slam in golf was first mentioned in 1930 when Bobby Jones won the four biggest events of his era — the British Open, U.S. Open, British Amateur and U.S. Amateur. The term came from contract bridge — winning all 13 tricks — or a clean sweep. Slam or not, there is little debate that Park can do something no one else has in the modern game. “If it could happen, it’s something that I will never forget,” Park said. “My name will be in the history of golf forever, even after I die.”





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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Missy Franklin climbed to the top of the podium to collect a prize she really wanted. That bid for eight gold medals? It can wait. Franklin held off hard-charging Federica Pelligrini to win the 200meter freestyle on Wednesday night, the 18-year-old American claiming her third victory of the world championships and justifying the decision to cut back her program in Barcelona. “We’re coming down the mountain now,” Franklin said. She had been scheduled to swim Franklin two races in the evening session: the semifinals of the 50 backstroke, followed about 20 minutes later by the final of the 200 free. But Franklin and her coach, Todd Schmitz, decided it was best to drop the non-Olympic event so she could focus on a race that’s been the focus of so much work since she just missed a medal at the London Olympics. Franklin finished fourth last summer — a hundredth of a second off the podium. This time, she was the one touching ahead of everyone else. “We decided that maybe the risk kind of outdid the rewards,” Franklin said. “I’m really happy with the decision to scratch and just do this.” Initially, with the 50 back added to the seven events she competed in at London, Franklin had a chance to match Michael Phelps as the only swimmers to win that many events at a major championship. Phelps, of course, won eight golds at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. After a tough double on Tuesday and the 13th-best time in the morning preliminaries, Schmitz persuaded Franklin to scratch the 50 back, an event she swims mainly for fun though she did take bronze at the 2011 worlds in Shanghai. “That will leave me with seven events,” Franklin said. Only seven, someone asked kiddingly. “Just the seven,” she replied, with a big laugh. Schmitz said a lot of factors went into his decision, including the short break between races and the long walk from the warm-up pool — set up under a tent outside the Palau Sant Jordi — to the competition pool inside the arena.

“I really just felt the best decision for my athlete was to take her out of it,” Schmitz said. “I’ve been her coach for 11 years. She knows when I make a decision, I try to have all the information I possibly can … So I told her, ‘I don’t think this will benefit us.’ And she said, ‘OK.’” France’s Camille Muffat went out hard, leading after the first lap and 0.75 under the world-record pace. But Franklin edged ahead at the midway point and held off Pelligrini, the Italian world-record holder, to win in 1 minute, 54.81 seconds, a personal best. Pelligrini claimed silver, 0.33 behind the winner, while Muffat settled for the bronze. At the midway point of the swimming championships, Franklin still has four events to go. She’ll be a big favorite in the 200 back, and there’s a good shot at more gold on the two remaining relays. The 100 free presents her biggest challenge, though it would be foolish to put anything past Franklin. She was fifth in that event at the Olympics, but has spent the past year working diligently to improve her freestyle stroke. That was obvious Wednesday night. “This is what we prepared for, this kind of event through eight days,” Franklin said. “You kind of use each swim to motivate you for the next swim.” It was also a good night for South Africa, which claimed two gold medals. Chad le Clos, best known for his upset win over Phelps at the Olympics, showed he’s still the man to beat in the 200 butterfly. He went back and forth with Poland’s Pawel Korzeniowski before turning it on the final lap to win in 1:54.32. After conceding it was a bit nerve-racking to be looked at as the favorite, Le Clos hopped up on a lane rope, splashed water and pumped his fist. Korzeniowski held on for the silver in 1:55.01, while China’s Wu Peng took the bronze at 1:55.09. “I definitely think that this year I had more pressure. I remember feeling really relaxed last year,” Le Clos said. “Just before they announced my name I started feeling the butterflies, shaking a little bit. I just wanted to get out here and control the race.” With Phelps retired, at least for now, the Americans were shut out of the medals. Tom Luchsinger was fifth and Tyler Clary seventh.