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April 21, 2013

Chaos, horror — and hope

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Hierarchy Across U.S., events challenged Americans of brothers questioned BY JESSE WASHINGTON Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Tamerlan Tsarnaev ranted at a neighbor about Islam and the United States. His younger brother, Dzhokhar, relished debating people on religion, “then crushing their beliefs with facts.” The older brother sought individual glory in the boxing ring, while the younger excelled as part of a team. Tamerlan “swaggered” through the family home like a “man of

Vikings take Manhattan It didn’t take long for the Miami East High School seniors to realize they weren’t in Casstown anymore. “It’s kind of a neat thing as we are driving into the city on a motor coach from the airport, all the kids are looking left and looking right as fast as they can and just staring at all the buildings — you can tell it’s sensory overload for them,” Miami East teacher Noelle Mumpower-Davis said. See Valley, Page B1.

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Moment after nail-biting moment, the events shoved us through a week that felt like an unremitting series of tragedies: Deadly bombs. Poison letters. A town shattered by a colossal explosion. A violent manhunt that paralyzed a major city, emptying streets of people and filling them with heavily armed police and piercing sirens. Amid the chaos came an emotional Senate gun control vote that inflamed American divisions and AP PHOTO/THE BOSTON GLOBE, DAVID L RYAN, FILE evoked memories of the Newtown massacre. And through it all, tor- People react as an explosion goes off near the finish line of the 2013 rential rain pushed the Boston Marathon in Boston Monday. Event after nail-biting event, America was rocked this week, in rare and frightening ways, with • See TERRIBLE WEEK on A2 what felt like an unremitting series of tragedies.


What if it happened in Troy?

Cities brace for water

City officials have plans in place in case of emergency

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The fast-rising Mississippi River was making travel difficult Saturday, both on the river and for those simply trying to get across it. See Page A14.


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Troy Project Manager Stan Kegley shows a flood marker in front of the Troy Post Office, one of about a dozen stickers placed throughout the city.

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Markers note 1913 flood water levels

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bout a dozen flood markers have been placed around the city to show the elevation of water during the 1913 flood. The project was a collaboration between the city of Troy, Miami Conservancy District and Troy Historical Society. “Some of these (markers) are very significant, including 6.4 feet deep at the intersection of Grant and Market and 7.2 feet in front of CVS Pharmacy at the corner of Main and Elm,” said city Project Manager Stan Kegley. The sticker markers were provided by the Miami Conservancy


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The city of Troy collaborated with the Miami Conservancy District, with help from the Troy Historical Society, to place stickers at the Great Flood elevations.

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This 1913 photo shows the flood waters on Market Street. District while the city of Troy placed them in early April, said Angela Manuszak, special projects coordinator for the Miami Conservancy District. “Most of the them are placed on

a pole, like a light pole,” Manuszak said. “And I know one is installed on a building at Community Park on a window near the river.” • See MARKERS on A2

When disaster strikes locally, Troy police and fire crews spring into action to disperse crowds and tend to those with medical emergencies. With the recent bombings at the Boston Marathon, coupled with an upcoming summer filled with events — in particular, the Troy Strawberry Festival in June and the Mumford & Sons concert in August — that will concentrate tens of thousands of people into small areas of the city, safety procedures have been brought to the forefront of Troy officials’ minds. In light of the Boston Marathon tragedy, Troy Director of Public Service and Safety Patrick Titterington said personnel will be particularly observant of their surroundings. The plan will include procedures typically included for major events, he said. “It will have a contact list of the essential people that will be at the event, different scenarios — if we have excessive rain, what is our plan B if we have a weather event such as a thunderstorm, where alternative shelters will be — a layout of how to handle the downtown venue vs. the stadium venue, as well as Hobart Arena. “I think it’ll make everybody a little more aware,” Titterington continued. “We intend — with the event planners — to make sure all the volunteers and all the private security officers, as well as our private staff, are aware of their surroundings.” For example, security would be alert to any belongings, such as a backpack, left unattended. “(Staff) will not go overboard, but be sensitive to their surroundings,” he said, adding, “Key personnel in leadership positions will probably debrief on it prior to the event at some point, a week before.” • See EMERGENCY on A2


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Terrible week ■ CONTINUED FROM A1 Mississippi River toward flood levels. “All in all it’s been a tough week,” President Barack Obama said Friday night. “But we’ve seen the character of our country once more.” America was rocked this week, in rare and frightening ways. We are only beginning to make sense of a series of events that moved so fast, so furiously as to almost defy attempts to figure them out. But beneath the pain, as the weekend arrived, horror was counteracted by hope. “We inhabit a mysterious world,” Rev. Roberto Miranda said at a prayer service for the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people, inflicted life-changing injuries on scores more and shook the sense of security that has slowly returned to America since 9/11. “The dilemma of evil is that even as it carries out its dark, sinister work,” Miranda said, “it always ends up strengthening good.” That evil arrived Monday when twin bombs exploded near the finish line of the marathon. Not since 9/11 had terror struck so close to home. Although the scale of the Boston attack was far smaller than the destruction of the World Trade Center, a dozen years’ worth of modern media evolution made it reverberate in inescapable ways. In 2001, we could walk away from our televisions.


Emergency personnel on Thursday search the rubble of an apartment destroyed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. In 2013, bad news follows us everywhere. It’s on our computers at work and home, on our phones when we call our loved ones, on social media when we talk to our friends. “There’s no place to run, no place to hide,” said Dr. Stuart Fischoff, a professor of media psychology at California State University in Los Angeles. “It’s like perpetual shock. There’s no off button. That’s relatively unprecedented. We’re going to have to pay the price for that.” “We’re dealing with future shock on a daily basis,” Fischoff said. Steffen Kaplan, a social media specialist in New Jersey, tried his best to protect his young son from the madness. His television stayed off. He browsed the Internet with caution. But reality finally intruded at a local pizzeria, where a TV was playing images of the injured in Boston.

“What’s going on?” his son asked. “Nothing,” Kaplan replied. “That’s just a movie.” Kaplan fears the world his son will inherit. To cope, “I rely on faith in humanity,” he said. “If we raise our children correctly, somehow, some way, humanity will prevail.” But the present remains difficult, Kaplan said: “It seems to be a spiral of things happening one after the other. It can be inundating on your senses.” The downward spiral steepened Tuesday morning. As authorities in Boston searched for leads, and the nation debated whether the perpetrators were terrorism or a different type of killer, congressional leaders said a letter containing the poison ricin had been mailed to Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi. It touched off memories of the jumbled days after 9/11, when let-

plan,” Long said. “We use it during disaster situations like weather-related issues, but we’ve never had to open an emergency operation center.” Long said the plan is a collaborative effort with city hall, and the police and fire departments. Long said in the case of weather disaster relief, the police help block streets to guide city crews to remove debris from the roads. The police role also is crowd control and moving people in a safe and quick manner away from dangerous situations, such as the lightning strike on the Great Miami River levee during the 2007 Strawberry Festival. The lightning struck a tree and injured three people, and the festival was quickly shut down as medics tended to the injured people. “We had to clear an entire festival site after

that happened,” Long said. “Every one works together, from city crews and the fire and medics in response in those types of situations.” Long said the emergency plan is reviewed every two years with city officials and the city’s first responders. The county also has an emergency operation plan to encompass a large-scale relief procedure, Long said. The Troy Fire Department trains for disaster situations several times a year, ranging from bus accidents to large evacuation exercises.

ters containing anthrax were sent to politicians and media organizations.. On Wednesday, the Secret Service said it had intercepted a ricin letter mailed to President Barack Obama. Tensions immediately rose in Washington, with a half-dozen suspicious packages reported and parts of the Capitol complex shut down. On Wednesday evening, a suspect was arrested in Mississippi. “I think it’s fair to say this entire week we’ve been in pretty direct confrontation with evil,” Secretary of State John Kerry said. All this happened as the Senate, with high feelings on both sides, voted down legislation that would have banned assault weapons and expanded background checks of gun buyers. The measures, sought for decades, only became possible after 20 children and six others were gunned down at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn. The defeat of the bill “brought the whole Sandy Hook thing up again,” said Rachel Allen, a lawyer from suburban Pittsburgh. “There are so many senseless things that go on, and you see how people can come together,” Allen said Friday. She recalled being moved to tears watching the first Boston Bruins hockey game after the bombing, when the national anthem singer fell silent and let the entire arena roar the song to a finish. Events in Washington can magnify the sense of chaos, says Fischoff, the

psychologist. “Most of our institutions that we use to stabilize ourselves and our country are damaged, crippled,” he said. “What you’re having is a kind of emotional, cognitive anarchy.” Late Wednesday night, reports emerged of an explosion outside Waco, Texas. As Thursday dawned, the magnitude became clear: A fertilizer plant had blown up with such force, it registered as an earthquake and wrecked homes, apartments, a school and a nursing home. As of Saturday morning, 14 people were dead. “Is this week feeling a little apocalyptic to anyone else?” tweeted Jessica Coen, editor in chief of the blog. “Boston. Poison. Explosions. Floods. Tomorrow, locusts.” Recent Aprils have often been cruel to America. In 1993, dozens died in the siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco. In 1995, a domestic terrorist killed 168 people in the Oklahoma City federal building bombing. In 1999, two students killed 12 classmates, a teacher and themselves at Columbine High School. In 2007, a student rampage left 32 innocents dead at Virginia Tech. But April 2013’s convergence of events is extremely rare, statisticians say. Such calculations are based on the likelihood of each individual tragedy, said Michael Baron, a professor of statistics at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Emergency ■ CONTINUED FROM A1 Titterington said the Mumford & Sons Stopover Tour will be the largest event the city has ever hosted, with George W. Bush’s presidential rally in 2004 being comparable in size, though only for an afternoon. “This is Thursday night (for camping) through Saturday night, so for this period of time, it is the biggest,” Titterington said. Troy Police Department Capt. Joe Long said police, fire and city personnel always have had an emergency operation plan and have used its procedures for many emergency situations, including last summer’s wind storms and even with the lightning strike that injured three people at the 2007 Strawberry Festival. “We’ve always had an emergency operation

The marker at Community Park stands at about 8 feet, she added. Other cities that have the stickers include Dayton, West Carrollton, Miamisburg, Franklin, Middletown and Hamilton — all places for which

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RIGHT: Crowds file through the streets of Troy during the 2012 Troy Strawberry Festival. Should an emergency occur in a crowded area of Troy, city officials say emergency preparedness plans are in place.

the Miami Conservancy District provides services and protection. The designations serve as a reminder of the treacherous conditions our ancestors endured, Manuszak said. “We’ve long recognized that as the generations pass, we get further and further away from the actual event, even though the

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flood was so tragic and lifechanging for many survivors,” she said. “We are hoping to reconnect current residents and visitors of these cities with the history and remind them that this area will not be flooding again because the Miami Conservancy works so hard to protect homes and businesses.”

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about five years, unless the city decides to take them down earlier. Information about Great Flood centennial commemorations as well as a map showing the extent of the March 1913 flood can be seen at

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this case, a sibling to be the leader. “I would be surprised,” says Fox, the Lipman Professor of Criminology, Law and Public Policy at Boston’s Northeastern University. “Very surprised.” Whatever their fraternal pecking order, when the bullets began flying in Watertown on Thursday night and 26year-old Tamerlan went down, his younger brother ran him over, dragging him for about 30 feet

before ditching the car and fleeing on foot. After a 24-hour manhunt that shut down most of the Boston metropolitan area, police cornered the gravely wounded Dzhokhar hiding in a boat in a backyard only blocks from where his brother bled out. Officials said Dzhokhar was in serious condition Saturday, unable to communicate. So, at least for now, investigators and the public are left with only enigma.

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Dzhokhar seemed “very respectful and very obedient” to his mother. The brothers, now forever linked in the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy, in some ways seemed as different as siblings could be. But whatever drove them to allegedly set off two pressure-cooker bombs, their uncle is certain Dzhokhar was not the one pulling the strings. “He’s not been understanding anything. He’s a 19-year-old boy,” Ruslan

Tsarni said of his brother’s youngest child, who is clinging to life in a Boston hospital after a gun battle with police. “He’s been absolutely wasted by his older brother. I mean, he used him. He used him for whatever he’s done. For what we see they’ve done, OK?” Criminologist James Alan Fox says the uncle’s intuition is justified. In cases like this, he says, it is highly unusual for the younger participant in




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ing spring birds and maybe even looking for pictures in the clouds. The activities • BOOK SALE: The and books read can be semi-annual New Friends of counted toward earning a the Milton-Union Public C o m m u n i t y spring rock prize. Register Library Book Sale will be for the program online at noon to 3 p.m. today, which Calendar www.miamicounty is bag sale day., email to regis• BOOK SALE: The CONTACT US ter@ Friends of the or County Public Library will call (937) 335-6273, Ext. sponsor their semi-annual 104. spring book sale at the Call Melody • BLOOD DRIVE: A Miami County Fairgrounds, blood drive will be from 3-7 Vallieu at 650 S. County Road 25-A, p.m. at the Tipp City United 440-5265 to Troy. The sale will be open Methodist Church, Tipp City. to the public from 10 a.m. to list your free Everyone who registers will 3 p.m. Special books, CDS, receive a free “Recycle Life calendar videos, book sets and puz— Give Blood” tote bag. items.You zles will be individually Schedule an appointment priced. All others books will can send at or be 50 cents. Sunday is $1 your news by e-mail to visit per bag day and all specials for more information. are half price. For more • TENDERLOIN SANDinformation, call 339-0502. WICH: The American • THEATER PRODUCLegion Post No. 586, Tipp TION: The Edison City, will offer a tenderloin Stagelight Players will present William sandwich with fries for $5 from 6-7:30 p.m. Shakespeare’s comedy “The Merry Wives • BOARD MEETING: The Tipp City of Windsor” at 7 p.m. at Edison Community Exempted Village Board of Education will College’s atrium theater. Tickets are $7 for meet at 6:30 p.m. at Tippecanoe High adults, $5 for students and $3 for seniors. School, Room 109, 615 E Kessler Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. TODAY • EARTH DAY WALK: An Earth Day walk will be offered at 2:30 p.m. at • BREAKFAST SET: Breakfast: The Aullwood. Bring favorite poems, stories or Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W readings about the Earth that you would Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer made- like to share. Learn how you can do your to-order breakfast from 8- 11 a.m. part to protect the Earth. Everything is a la carte. Civic agendas • VIEW FROM THE VISTA: A View from • Tipp City Board of Education will meet the Vista will be offered from 2-4 p.m. at at 7 p.m. at the board office, 90 S. Brukner Nature Center. Join members of Tippecanoe Drive. Call 667-8444 for more the Brukner Bird Club for a relaxing afterinformation. noon in the Tree-top Vista. Enjoy home• Covington Village Council will meet at baked refreshments and the camaraderie 7 p.m. at Town Hall. of birding as you learn all about our spring • The Covington Street Committee will migrants. All levels of birders are invited. meet following the regular council meeting. • DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County • Brown Township Board of Trustees will Park District will have its monthly dog social meet at 8 p.m. in the Township Building in from 1-3 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, Conover. 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Each month the park district offers a dog social TUESDAY that gets you and your dog outside and moving. Participants are invited to join • BOARD MEETING: The Miami County Naturalist Spirit of Thunder out on the dog Park District will hold its next board meeting treat trail. It gives you a chance to enjoy the at 9 a.m. at the Lost Creek Reserve cabin, spring weather, meet other nature-loving 2645 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. For dog owners and get some sunshine and more information, contact the Miami County fresh air. If your dog is nice and plays well Park District at 335-6273. with others, bring them to the park. Civic agendas Remember owners are responsible for their • The village of West Milton Council will dogs and must clean-up after their pet. have its workshop at 7 p.m. in the council Meet at the entrance next to the parking lot. chambers. Register for the program online at www.miamicountyparks, email to regisTHURSDAY or call (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104. • ANTIQUE PROGRAM: Local florist • CHANGE FOR CHARITY: Zion Bob Menker will present his program Lutheran Church, 14 W. Walnut St., Tipp “Antiques in the Garden,” at 6:30 p.m. at the City, will host a “Change for Charity” event Milton-Union Public Library. The program from 2-3:30 p.m. The doors will open at 1 will consist of a slide show presentation of p.m. Paddles will be $2, and participants how to position and protect unique treasshould bring their own quarters for bidding. ures for display in gardens. More than 50 items will be drawn. Proceeds • QUARTER AUCTION: “The Best of will help youth attend the 2015 ELCA Everything” quarter auction, sponsored by Gathering in Detroit, Mich. The Future Begins Today, will be offered at • BREAKFAST BUFFET: The American 6:30 p.m. at the Troy Elks, 17 W. Franklin Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will serve an St., Troy. Doors open at 6 p.m., a break will all-you-can-eat breakfast for $6 from 8-11 be at 7:30 p.m. and the auction ends at 9 a.m. Items available will be eggs, bacon, p.m. Admission is $2 at the door. No quarsausage, biscuits, sausage gravy, hash ters are needed, participants can buy 25 browns, waffles, pancakes, French toast, cent tickets at the door. New this year will whole wheat or white toast, fruit, cinnamon be a special gemstone raffle. Food and rolls and juices. drinks will be available for purchase. For • WILDFLOWER WALK: A spring wildmore information, call 332-0467. flower walk, led by a naturalist, will be • DOUBLE DECKERS: The American offered at 2:30 p.m. at Aullwood, 1000 Legion, 622 S. Market St., will offer gourAullwood Road, Dayton. met double decker burgers with grilled onions, mushrooms, bacon and fries from MONDAY 5-7:30 p.m. Meals are $8. • RECRUITMENT NIGHT: WACO Museum & Learning Center will host a vol• CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty unteer recruitment night at 7 p.m. There Listeners, a group of women who get are opportunities for all ages and skill levtogether on Mondays from 1-2:30 p.m. at els to help. Lots of events are planned for the Milton-Union Public Library, to listen to the summer and volunteers of all kinds are an audio book and work on projects, will needed. For more information, call (937) meet. It may be needlework, making greet335-9226 or visit ing cards or another hobby. • BUDDY READING: Buddy reading at • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be the Milton-Union Public Library will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The program for elementary- from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at the Knights of St. John, 110 S. Wayne St, Troy. Everyone who aged students is designed to help increase registers will receive a free “Recycle Life — reading skills and comprehension. An adult Give Blood” tote bag. Schedule an appointor teenage volunteer will be available to aid ment at or visit students with their reading goals. for more information. • DINE TO DONATE: Brukner Nature • CLASS MEETING: The Piqua Central Center will have a Dine to Donate event at Bd’s Mongolian Grill in Beavercreek from 5- High School class of 1961 will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian 8 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell advance and are available at Brukner streets. Use the Caldwell Street entrance. Nature Center during regular business The church is offering a salad buffet that hours. Tickets are $20 per ticket and day, so participants may purchase the bufincludes one bowl of stir-fry, soup, salad, fet. soft drink, with tax and tip included. Any • TACO SALAD: The American Legion other items will be billed separately. There Auxiliary Unit No. 586, Tipp City, will offer a will be “guest grillers” from Brukner Nature taco salad for $4 from 6-7:30 p.m. Center during the event. For more informa• LEPC MEETING: The regular LEPC tion, call (937) 698-6493 or email quarterly meeting will be at 4 p.m. at the Miami County Communication Center, 210 • BOOK LOVERS: Book Lovers Marybill Drive, Troy. Anonymous will meet at 6 p.m. at the Troy• DISCOVERY WALK: A morning disMiami County Library. Participants will be covery walk for adults will be from 8-9:30 reading and discussing “Blue Asylum.” a.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Refreshments will be provided. Aullwood Road, Dayton. Tom Hissong, edu• MY TREE AND ME: The Miami cation coordinator, will lead walkers as they County Park District will hold their My Tree experience the wonderful seasonal & Me Library program at 6 p.m. at the Troychanges taking place. Bring binoculars. Miami County Public Library. At this pro• GRASS MOON: An April full moon, gram, participants can join the club or just Grass Moon, walk will be offered from 8enjoy the books and activities. The group 9:30 p.m. at Aullwood. A rebirth of the land will be reading a couple of books from the new spring activity card and then going out- brings colorful woodland wildflowers and bright green shoots of grasses in the fields. side to look under logs and rocks for critters, digging for earthworms, piling up nest- A naturalist will lead the night walk by the ing materials for birds to gather from, count- full moon.




YMCA offers fitness challenge

runners to the official “Runners For Boston” 2.62-mile run/walk at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Fairmont High School, 3301 Shroyer Road, Kettering. MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami Runenrs are asked to wear their County YMCA is hosting an eight-week past/present Boston Marathon gear, the fitness challenge. The program is intend- iconic blue and yellow, or can purchase ed to provide participants with the eduthe official “Runners for Boston” T-shirt cation, knowledge and skills needed to at the run/walk. One hundred percent tone up and trim down in time for sumof the proceeds from the $20 shirt will mer. benefit OneFundBoston to help the peoThe Summer Shape-Up challenge offi- ple most affected by Monday’s events. cially starts April 29 and will run through June 21, the first day of summer. Prayer event set The program will be offered at both the Piqua branch and the Robinson branch at courthouse in Troy. TROY — The students and staff at The program consists of weekly Troy Christian Schools will hold a emails including specific exercises to help strengthen and tone muscles, nutri- National Day of Prayer event from noon to 12:30 p.m. May 2 at the Miami County tional information, healthy recipes and Courthouse. motivational support. Every participant National Day of Prayer takes place at also will be given a cardiovascular trainlocations across the nation where people ing program. gather to pray for national, state and city For more information, contact Kaci leaders, as well as for schools, businesses, Harpest in Troy at 440-9622 or civic leaders and our military., or According to Matthew Brubaker, coorHeather Sever in Piqua at 773-9622 or dinator for the Troy Christian Schools’ event, students will lead a time of prayer, as well as celebrating freedoms in prayer Runners invited to and song. A time of both group-led and individual will take place. ‘Runners for Boston’ event “We lookprayer forward to seeing our city offiKETTERING — Independent runcials, leaders, congregations and citizens ning stores across America are hosting come together at the courthouse for this a solidarity run for those affected by special time of prayer,” Brubaker said. the events that took place in Boston on The event includes a free sack lunch Monday for people coming on their lunch hour. Up and Running, with stores in Troy For more information, contact the and Centerville, would like to invite school office at 339-5692.

School to host medical offices TRENTON (AP) — A southwest Ohio school system will host a new community medical office building offering a variety of health care services. Edgewood City Schools in Trenton and Atrium Medical Center recently announced an agreement for the on-campus medical services building. The planned 14,000-square-foot

building will be schoolowned and financed by a lease with Atrium, a Middletown hospital that serves several southwest Ohio counties. The building is planned to have a family medicine practice, and laboratory, medical imaging and specialists for school students, staff and residents of Trenton and nearby com-

munities. The school system also will move its central registration offices into the building. It is expected to open during the 2013-14 school year. The Atrium Medical Center has previously partnered with Edgewood for athletic training services, including on-site injury evaluation.

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Question: Do you feel safe living in the United States of America? Watch for final poll results in next Sunday’s Miami Valley Sunday News.

Last week’s question: Which presents a bigger threat to national security, terrorists or North Korea? Results: Yes: 17% No: 83%

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EDITORIAL ROUNDUP China Daily, Beijing, on efforts to limit the spread of a new strain of bird flu: The continuous rise in the number of people infected with the new strain of bird flu means the authorities must be relentless in their efforts to fight the virus and a nationwide information network needs to be established to prevent it spreading. The three new cases that were confirmed on Monday mean the number of people infected with the H7N9 virus has risen to 24 since the first case was reported in Shanghai on March 31. Seven of them have died. The H7N9 strain is a form of avian flu not previously found in humans and given there are still uncertainties surrounding the virus, such as its exact origin and transmission channels, the growing number of human infections is causing increasing concern. Whether the outbreak can be swiftly and effectively curbed is a severe test of the government’s ability to handle public health emergencies. After the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in China in the spring of 2003, which resulted in the deaths of about 800 people worldwide, the Chinese health authorities were accused of initially trying to cover up the disease. Encouragingly, the authorities seem to have learned the necessary lessons from the SARS outbreak and they have adopted a non-evasive and transparent attitude toward the H7N9 infections from the very beginning. They have shared information and cooperated closely with the World Health Organization. That there is no evidence of human-to-human transmission means that it should be possible to contain the H7N9 virus if effective measures are taken to prevent contact between infected birds and humans. The Vancouver Sun on research of brain injuries in sports: In recent years, we’ve heard a great deal about brain injuries in sports, particularly among children. So it might come as a surprise to learn that we know next to nothing about exactly how those injuries are caused. This is precisely what neurosurgeon Michael Cusimano and his colleagues at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto are trying to do. In a study published in the current issue of the open access journal PROS One, they used data from the Canadian Hospital Injury Reporting and Prevention Program to determine the cause of brain injuries among five- to 19-yearolds playing ice hockey, soccer, football, basketball, baseball and rugby between 1990 and 2009. And about one-third of all brain injuries in hockey occurred from being checked into the boards, while another 10 percent resulted from being checked from behind. It suggests that we must seriously consider the advisability of any form of body checking, particularly among younger children. Physical contact was also the primary cause of injuries in soccer, though the form of contact was somewhat different. In many cases, headto-head collisions produced brain injuries, while in others, injuries occurred as a result of being kicked in the head. Hence the authors note that greater efforts to reduce contact and stricter penalties for high kicks might help to reduce soccer-related brain injuries. Contact-based injuries were also common in football, basketball and rugby, but contact with fixed structures such as goalposts or backboards were also common in football and basketball. And in baseball, the most common cause of brain injuries was being hit by an implement — either a baseball or a bat. It’s clear, therefore, that different sports need to be targeted in different ways. For example, ensuring padded and mobile fixed structures, along with reduced contact, might be beneficial in football, basketball and rugby, while enforcing no-stand zones and the possible use of helmets might help in baseball. But Cusimano and his colleagues also suggest one thing should help with all sports: education. The authors suggest that sport-specific education be aimed at players, coaches, trainers, officials and parents at all levels. Among other things, this could help to increase support for rule changes, something that is sorely needed. Finally, Cusimano and his colleagues suggest that independent bodies monitor rates of brain injury and efficacy of our efforts to reduce those rates. Clearly, then, reducing brain injuries will require a multi-faceted approach.

THEY SAID IT “I saw a picture of the explosion on CNN today — and I could tell from the picture, it literally would have been right under our feet. It was exactly where we had been standing. If our friends had run the race a little slower, it would be a very different story today.” — Troy resident Laurie Reiser, who was a spectator at the Boston Marathon “I worked my whole life to get to this point. It’s something I’m never going to forget — just maybe not for all the reasons I had hoped.” — Covington High School graduate Kyle Brumbaugh, who ran the Boston Marathon “The first thing that kept me there, after my daughter got killed in a car accident, was they treated me so well. They gave me all the time off I needed and they even fixed me meals. They were good to me. Just a bunch of really good people.” — Karen Sheldon, who retired from Frisch’s of Troy after working there for more than 25 years

Print journalism shows off its value with Boston coverage The winner, by technical (expertise) knockout, and STILL the undefeated champion of the media world … print journalism! During the week-long ordeal that began with the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday, the media not only covered the story, it quickly became part of it. And while the other parts of the story have been discussed extensively elsewhere, I’m going to talk here about how much media coverage of such things has changed in the modern technological world — and just how much things have stayed the same. The focus on the coverage of the events began to take shape Wednesday when numerous media outlets jumped the gun and reported that suspects in the bombing had been taken into custody. CNN was the first to make the claim, but the AP and Fox News all followed soon after, all citing their own sources. This was, of course, not the case, bringing down the rage of the Internet on the media — particularly on CNN. After all, when you race to be first instead of right and get it so spectacularly wrong with the stakes so high, why should anyone take it easy on you? And then came the next day, when the media was actually used as a tool by law enforcement. The

Josh Brown Sunday Columnist FBI released surveillance video of the suspects at the marathon, a move specifically designed to flush the suspects out of wherever they were hiding. Boy, did it work. And from the moment a police officer was shot at MIT late Thursday night to the moment the second suspect was caught in Watertown Friday evening, media outlets waged a not-so silent war — with themselves, insuring they left no stone unturned and made no more mistakes; with each other, trying to break new details before everyone else; and with the Internet itself, which flexed its own semi-journalistic muscles through Reddit and Twitter — but also showed off its weaknesses. It was astonishing the number of people who went to social news site

Reddit and social media kind Twitter for breaking news, turning on their TVs but largely ignoring them — unless they were going on Twitter to take some (well-deserved) cheap shots at Big Cable News. And while the professional media held its cards, waiting to even declare the chase as being related to the bombing at all, the Internet threw down a royal flush by spreading direct links to Boston PD police scanners and letting people get real-time updates. But while Twitter and Reddit were busy patting themselves on the back and declaring the death of the mainstream media as we know it — and CNN was still saying it “couldn’t confirm that the events were related to the bombing” — the Internet committed the cardinal journalism sin. It released incorrect information. In a big way. Two names I won’t mention here were circulated very quickly through online communities as the names of the suspects. Funny thing about that — those weren’t the suspects. Not at all. I went to bed at 5 a.m. Thursday morning thinking the bombers were those two people, only to wake and discover that they were completely innocent. Citizen journalism online, I like you. You have your uses. But, to borrow a phrase from your own vernacular … Go home. You’re drunk.

In the end, the perfect blend of getting it right, first and detailed came from none other than a good old-fashioned newspaper — the Boston Globe. It was the first legitimate news outlet to confirm the chase and bombing were related. It was the first to confirm that one of the suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, had been killed and the other was still on the loose. And when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested, it was a Globe photographer close enough to the scene to hear the police ordering him to come out of the boat. And the Globe’s front page Saturday? Immaculate. Gorgeous photos that tell a story themselves and so much in-depth information that it would probably take CNN a week to release it all. Once it actually decided to run with it. There’s a place, a time and a use for every form of media. But in the end, it’s print journalism. For when you absolutely, positively must know every tiny little detail about an event in a relatively quick fashion — and be able to trust that the information was gathered by a thorough, knowledgable, paid professional — accept no substitutes. TDN Sports Editor Josh Brown appears Sundays. When newspapers die, the news dies.


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Arcade a blast from the past Flashback combines classic games, music MASSILLON (AP) — Tom Manely was excited when he came across a 45 rpm vinyl record with “Play that Funky Music (white boy)” by Wild Cherry in his vast collection. “If ever there was a funky white boy…,” Manely said with a smile. Since 2006, Manely has been working hard remodeling a former Sunoco gas station and filling it with more than 50 classic arcade games and pinball machines from the past few decades. Manely instructs people driving along state Route 21 into Navarre, “when you smell bread, turn your head.” The unassuming renovated building now is Flashback Classic Coin-Ops and it’s open for parties and

fundraisers, and just friends and family getting together. “It’s all about having fun, and it’s all about celebrating life,” Manely said. “That’s what it’s really about.” Manely’s favorite part is when he watches a baby boomer such as himself lift a young child up on one of the footstools he has handy throughout the business to play games together. Or when he sees a parent and child sitting on stools side by playing “Teenage side Mutant Ninja Turtles,” or racing each other on “Suzuka 8 Hours.” He has just as much fun seeing grandparents and parents reliving their youth, as the children who are discovering these classic games for the first time.

“When you see that magic, it’s just priceless,” Manely said. But first, like a museum curator giving a tour, Manely has to share a few stories about the dozens upon dozens of record albums that decorate the walls of the Flashback lobby. “This is the best part … I get to share my stories with people,” he said. Music from the 1950s to today is represented on those album covers, including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Gladys Knight, Nat King Cole, LaFlavour, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, The Doors, Aretha Franklin, Herman’s Hermits, Barry White, Billy Joel … and the list goes on.

“I’m a (baby) boomer,” Manely said. “We grew up with this stuff. This is our core, this is what we’re all about.” That’s just the tip of this blast from the past. It’s beyond the lobby that the real trip back in time takes place. When visitors enter what Manely calls the Flying Saucer/Pinball Room, one game in particular seems to get a lot of attention: “Hercules.” This pinball game is so big it actually uses a cue ball. It’s next to the wall farthest from the giant skull Manely got from a New Jersey amusement park. When you’re done with that game, turn 180 degrees and try out the oldest game in the place: “Keeney’s Carousel” from 1947.

McFaddin, Nicholas Minesinger, Hannah Munday, Caleb Niemi, Kayla Niswonger, Justin O’Neill, Megan Osman, Jordan Peck, Abigail Pence, Hannah Priebe, McKenzie Pruitt, Alexander Riedel, Shelby Rodgers, Noah Roswell, Matthew Schmitt, Lukas Schroeder, Jared Sherrick, Lydia Shigley, Mitchell Silcott, Nicholas Simon, Hannah Stickel, Megan Sweeney, Johan Trotter, Austin Ullery, Quinn Walker and John Yenney. Sophomores — Lauren Anderson, MacKenzie Armstrong, Rachel Bailey, Amanda Bowman, Raymond Burton, Evonne Chien, Aleecia Christian, Gillianne Colem, Chelsea Cruea, Olivia Dankworth, Mudra Dave, Alec Demore, Cristina Dennison, Caroline Elsass-Smith, Megan Falknor, Abigail Flamm, Abigail Gohrband, Philip Heiss, Sydney Herrmann, Brandon Hess, Amanda Hokky, Mary Grace Huffman, Isaiah Johnson, Zachary Kennard, Madeline Kleptz, Jonathan Liew, Ashley Littrell, Dylan Magoto, Melissa Mengos, Allyson Miller, Collin Moeller, Rachel Murray, Jason Myers, Akari Nagata, Tianna Newton, Luke Oaks, Larissa O’Connor, Lindsey Orozco, Kiersten Owens, Shiv Patel, Daniel Powell, Colleen Rhea,

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average between 3.5 and 3.74 Freshmen — Benjamin Andrews, Mikaela Baker, Dawn Bilpuch, Brandon Blier, Hena Brucia, Ashleigh Bryson, Claire Buerger, Rachel Darrow, Rachel Davidson, Taylor Dever, Dominique Drake, Casie Duchak, Austin Funderburg, Brett Galey, Alex Gigandet, Katelyn Hall, Bryce Hamm, Savannah Harvey, Natalie Henson, Angela Hess, Cameron Macritchie, Nicholas Matney, Michaela Miller, Victoria Miller, Lainee Poling, Zoey Scancarello, Madilynn Schlarman, Cameron Schulz, Thomas Sebring, Nathaniel Shelly, Abigail Shump, Lane Stewart, Taylor Stookey, Lauren Swank, Kelsey Walters, Hannah Weaver, Tristan West and Bailey Williams. Sophomores — Margaret Caughell, Gavin Coleman, Catherine Davis, Eduardo Fitch, Meredith Flory, Jonah Gaston, Jared Hill, Stephen Kolber, Kirsten Langenkamp, Shelden Lucas, Angel Luis, Riley Mace-Hoban, Courtney Mazzulla, Bridget McCormick, Amanda Mikel, Olivia Mullins, John Nichols, Madison Olberding, Emma Pascale, Aleksander Prus, Alexandre Rizkallah, Nathan Salm, Megan Schreiber, Troy Schultz, Eleftherios Seitis, Katelyn Shiverdecker, Anthony Shoop, Cameron Timms, Sayaka Toyoshima, Jael Via, Ian Ward and Alexandra Wilt. Juniors — Abigail Adkins, Jack Alexander, Cameron Brown, Kayla Crabtree, Melissa Degroat, Jostylne Erbaugh, Taylor Ganger, Blake Guillozet, Dakota Hampton, Seth Henderson, Joseph Henson, Alexis Hull, Elizabeth Joseph, Nicholas Kleptz, Benjamin Langdon, Magan McClurg, William Metzger, Stephen Orban, Ryan Priest, Andrew Randazzo, Kandace Sheafer, Paige Sowers, Connor Super, Ngoc Tu, Cheyenne Via, Maci Wadsworth, Robert West, Eric Wright and Jordan Younce. Seniors — Malik AlJarani, Austin Bigelow, Devin Blakely, Devin Burns, Elizabeth Clouser, Austin Deaton, Lauren Dunfee, Brooke Evans, Sarah Helke, Cameron Hughes, Thomas Jackson, Kurtis Johnson, Alison Kolber, Jaclyn Kranenburg, Kara Moore, Luke Mote, Emma Pence, Daniel Perkins, Evan Spahr, Shelby Spiers, Brandon Stradling, Nhan Tu and Riley Turner.

Troy High School TROY — The following Troy High School students have been named honor students for the third grading period of the 20122013 school year. • Principal’s list, grade average of 3.75 or better Freshmen — Christian Alexander, John Alexander, Mindy Bach, Jared Bair, Brooke Beeler, Ireland Bender, Abigail Bertram, Sierra Besecker, Leeann Black, Jillian Blount, William Boezi, Alec Bricker, Hallie Brubaker, Jessica Bryant, Courtney Carmack, Holly Clagett, Carsen Clouser, Morgan Cockerham, Shannon Cothran, Spencer Covault, Rachel Culp, Jacob Curcio, Scott Demeo, Kyle Dickey, Delane Dieringer, Bailey Dornbusch, Lisa Dziko, Zenta Enomoto, Katherine Fetter, Collin Fleischer, Lauren Freed, Jonathan Gaul, Clara Guerra, Brooke Harlow, Sarah Hartley, Allison Helman, Carter Hench, Parker Hench, Melanie Henson, Megan Hess, Haley Huelsman, Madeline Innes, Abbey Jacobs, Austin Jacobs, Caleb Jergens, Zachary Kiss, Caitlynn Klawon, Alexander Kohler, Phebe Kuo, Whitnie Langenkamp, Caleb Leibold, Jared Liew, Shane Love, Jessica May, Megan

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RITA RATAICZAK BRAUN and one brother. Rita was a graduate of Troy High School and the St. Joseph Nursing College in Cincinnati. She formerly was a registered nurse with Stouder Memorial Hospital in Troy. She was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Troy. No public services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Southwest Region Office, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Baird Funeral Home, Troy, is assisting with arrangements.

TROY — Rita Rataiczak Braun, age 86, formerly of Troy, Ohio, and more recently of Piqua, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Piqua Manor, Piqua. She was born on May 5, 1926, in Troy, to the late Tom and Marie (Canon) Rataiczak. Rita is survived by her husband, Paul F. Braun; daughters, Suzan Charnock of Vandalia and Christine Barton of Ely, Minn.; and three grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Rita was preceded in death by five sisters

JOAN LINTON and two sisters, Helen Powell and Alice Sweitzer. Joan and Walter were married in 1952. She was a lifelong educator, serving many years teaching at Newton High School, Pleasant Hill; John H. Patterson High School in Dayton; and Wright State University. She was a graduate of Newton High School and Miami University. A private memorial service will take place in Pleasant Hill at a later date. Memorials may be made to Newton School, Pleasant Hill, OH 45359.

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

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Get the garden season off to a good start BY JOE LAMP’L Scripps Howard News Service


Garden centers can be very enticing this time of year, and it's hard not to leave there without a carload of plants. make the mistake of putting plants where we want them rather than where they should go. Planting that bed of sun-loving annuals under shady trees won’t work out for very long. Or planting those new shade-loving hostas in full sun will also impact their success. Put the right plant in the right place and you eliminate a lot of maintenance problems, specifically the need to apply excess fertilizer or pesticides.

• Invest in the soil. There is another world below the soil surface that we home gardeners know little about. Yet soil scientists tell us that, in ideal conditions, it is teeming with billions of beneficial microorganisms that provide plants with everything they need to naturally grow and prosper. Of course, that assumes we haven’t desiccated our soil with excessive salts that come from overuse of synthetic fertilizers.

Instead, we should improve the soil with a steady supply of organic matter, like compost, shredded leaves or aged manure, to promote plant growth. A healthy growing environment will maximize the return on your investment for pennies on the dollar. • Don’t overdo the fertilizer. More is not better. Fertilizer that isn’t absorbed by the plant can leach into groundwater or run off into watersheds, pol-

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Try these ‘diamonds’ for small spaces The old-fashioned — Heuchera sanguinea, known as coral bells, was beloved for its quaint, small stature and delicate flowers. More recently, this plant was crossed with the western native Heuchera species to produce incredible foliage varieties. • Thrift — Zone 3 — Too often overlooked, Armeria maritima, known since the Middle Ages as “thrift,” now features many varieties. This neat little mound of pinnate foliage spreads into wonderful

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With spring in the air, nurseries are flooded with people loading their baskets and cars with colorful annuals, veggie seedlings and lots of potting soil and mulch. And the big-box stores are fully staffed with extra seasonal help. But sometimes, advice can be misguided. Despite good intentions, an employee can give wrong information, which can lead to confusion. I even overheard one employee the other day making a suggestion to a customer about a specific plant type that is no longer available. Yikes! Let’s review four important steps for getting off to a great start. Garden centers can be very enticing this time of year, and it’s hard not to leave them without a carload of plants. Yet avoiding some of the most common mistakes will save you time and money by not having to go back and fix them later. • Understand a plant’s cultural requirements. Plants growing in their ideal environment are naturally more vigorous and, therefore, more pest- and diseaseresistant. Plus, when we don’t read or heed the information on plant tags, we

mize unintended consequences. • Think twice before using pesticides. If you knew that of all the bugs and insects in our garden, about 97 percent are either beneficial by helping to pollinate our plants or fight other pests or, at the very least, are neutral, so they do no harm in the garden. Plus, they’re an important food source for birds and other wildlife. According to one National Audubon Society executive I spoke with, about 7 million songbirds die each year in America as a result of consuming insects that have been killed by pesticides. With only about 3 percent of all insects being true pests, there should never be a reason to carpet-bomb our gardens with non-selective pesticides that can’t tell a good bug from a bad bug. As you start off the spring gardening season, making a few important, informed choices before buying plants and, again, after you get them home, will serve you, your garden and the environment very well.

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• GOLF: The Miami Shores Ladies 18-hole Golf League will hold its opening meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Everyone is invited. For more information, call Miami Shores Golf Course at (937) 335-4457. • GOLF: Anyone interested in joining the Miami Shores Nine-hole Ladies Golf League should come to the Organizational Meeting at 10 a.m. April 30. The meeting will be held at the Miami Shores Clubhouse in Troy. League play begins May 7. For more information call Gail Florence at 3327467. • BASEBALL: Spots are still available for the Locos Express Super Power Slam 13U, 14U, 15U baseball tournament June 14-16 in Lima. There is a four-game guarantee. Contact for additional information. • COACHING SEARCH: Lehman High School has the following coaching vacanies: head boys basketball, head girls basketball and head cross country. Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Athletic Director Richard Roll or email them to • SOFTBALL: Summer slow-pitch softball leagues to be played at Mote Park in Piqua are now forming. Games will be Thursdays for men’s leagues and Fridays for co-ed leagues. Contact Dan Hathaway at (937) 418-8585 for more information.

Bobblehead Brandon Phillips plates game-winner in 13th CINCINNATI (AP) — Brandon Phillips didn’t want to let his bobblehead day go by without doing something good. He did just that with a gameending sacrifice fly in the 13th inning, giving the Cincinnati Reds a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday. Facing Steve Cischek (1-2), Miami’s seventh pitcher of the game, Shin-Soo Choo led off the 13th with an opposite-field liner down the left field line that AP PHOTO bounced into the stands for a Miami Marlins catcher Miguel Olivo walks off the field as Cincinnati ground-rule double, his sixth Reds’ Brandon Phillips (4) celebrates after he hit a sacrifice fly to time on base in seven plate beat the Marlins 3-2 in the 13th inning Saturday in Cincinnati. appearances he walked three

times. Zack Cozart sustained an apparent right-hand injury while trying to bunt, getting hit on his index and middle fingers with the pitch. X-rays were negative, he said after the game. Cesar Izturis pinch-hit for Cozart and moved Choo to third with a fly ball to center field. Joey Votto was intentionally walked, and Phillips lofted the fly to center field. “It’s a beautiful thing when you get the game-winning sacrifice fly on your bobblehead day,” said the Reds second baseman, who leads the team with 20

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Devils sweep at Gahanna Staff Reports GAHANNA — Early on, it was offense. Then it was pitching and some clutch defense. Tippecanoe put all its tools to use Saturday to claim a pair of victories at the Gahanna Invitational, blasting three home runs in a 13-7 early-morning slugfest against Stow then shutting down a potent Brunswick team for a 3-1 victory in the finale.

SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY No events scheduled MONDAY Baseball Troy at Greenville (5 p.m.) Bellefontaine at Tippecanoe (5 p.m.) Dixie at Milton-Union (5 p.m.) Bethel at Miami East (5 p.m.) Troy Christian at Xenia Christian (5 p.m.) Covington at New Bremen (5 p.m.) Piqua at Butler (5 p.m.) Bradford at Tri-County North (5 p.m.) Lehman at Franklin Monroe (5 p.m.) Softball Troy at Greenville (5 p.m.) Bellefontaine at Tippecanoe (5 p.m.) Dixie at Milton-Union (5 p.m.) Bethel at Miami East (5 p.m.) Piqua at Butler (5 p.m.) Tri-County North at Bradford (5 p.m.) Lehman at Franklin Monroe (5 p.m.) Tennis Fairmont at Troy (4:30 p.m.) Stebbins at Tippecanoe (4:30 p.m.) Brookville at Milton-Union (4 p.m.) Piqua at Wapakoneta (4:30 p.m.) TUESDAY Baseball Greenville at Troy (5 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Bellefontaine (5 p.m.) National Trail at Miami East (5 p.m.) Franklin Monroe at Newton (5 p.m.) Botkins at Troy Christian (5 p.m.) Covington at Tri-County North (5 p.m.) Butler at Piqua (5 p.m.) Tri-Village at Bradford (5 p.m.) Lehman at Fort Loramie (5 p.m.) Softball Greenville at Troy (5 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Bellefontaine (5 p.m.) National Trail at Miami East (5 p.m.) Franklin Monroe at Newton (5 p.m.) Covington at Tri-County North (5 p.m.) Butler at Piqua (5 p.m.) Bradford at Tri-Village (5 p.m.) Lehman at Marion Local (5 p.m.) Tennis Troy at Trotwood (4:30 p.m.) Milton-Union at Carlisle (4 p.m.) Greenville at Piqua (4:30 p.m.) Centerville at Lehman (4:30 p.m.) Track Troy, Tippecanoe, Milton-Union, Miami East, Bethel, Newton, Troy Christian, Covington, Piqua, Bradford at Miami County Invitational (at Piqua) (4:30 p.m.) Lehman at Greenville tri (5 p.m.)

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MIAMI COUNTY “These were two huge wins for our program against two very good schools,” Tippecanoe coach Charles Tackett said. The Red Devils (13-4) found themselves down by three against Stow (6-5) after the top of the first inning, but things turned around quickly. “They got three on us in the first, but then we come back and score four in our half of the inning,” Tackett said. “Then we get four more in the second and two in the third. All of a sudden, we’re up 10-3. And that’s a really solid hitting team, too. We just had some nice shots. After the game, they told us that we’re the

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Troy’s Gracie Huffman races ahead of the pack in the 4x400 relay at the Butler Invitational Saturday in Vandalia.

The final tuneup Troy, Tipp compete at Butler; County next BY COLIN FOSTER Associate Sports Editor Another meet in the books. Another record broken by a Troy girls relay team. That’s been a reoccurring theme for the Trojans over the past couple years. At Saturday’s Butler Invitational in Vandalia, Troy’s 4x100 relay team of Sharice Hibbler, Gracie Huffman, Shanelle Byrd and Todda Norris


Boston begins healing process A defiant David Ortiz stood on the Fenway Park infield and told the crowd to “stay strong,” bringing a rousing cheer from Bostonians weary from a week of bombings, stay-at-home orders and a manhunt that locked down the city for a day. See Page A11.

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cruised to victory in a time of 50.49 seconds — breaking the previous meet record held by Wayne (50.74 seconds). As a team, the Trojans placed third out of 16 teams with a total 88 points. Olentangy Liberty was team champion with 134 points and Pickerington North was second (102.5). But as Troy coach Kurt Snyder explained, this meet was all about getting younger girls experience. He even let statequalifier Ashley Rector leave the

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Troy’s Branden Nosker (front) competes in the 3,200 during the Butler Invitational Saturday.

Could Brown return to Cavs? CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says former Cavaliers coach Mike Brown is interested in returning for a second stint with the team. Brown, who went to the NBA finals during his five seasons with Cleveland, is “receptive to the idea” of coaching the Cavaliers again, said the person who spoke to T h e Associated Press on condition of anonymity S a t u r d a y BROWN because the sides have not yet discussed a possible return. Brown went 272-138 and went to the playoffs every year with the Cavs, but he was fired after the team was beaten by Boston in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals and replaced by Byron Scott. Brown spent one full season with the Los Angeles Lakers, who fired him five games into this season. Scott was fired earlier this week following his third straight losing season.

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■ Track and Field

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Bucc boys 1st, girls 2nd

■ CONTINUED FROM A9 meet after competing in two events since it was her birthday. Rector did, however, do damage in both events she was in, coming an inch away from the school record in the high jump at 5-3 and finishing second in the event. It was the first time Rector had competed in the event since her sophomore year at a junior varsity meet. “We tried some new things today,” Snyder said. “We gave some of our younger girls a chance to get some experience at a bigger meet. With a cold meet like this, we don’t want to load it with our usuals. “I was pretty pleased with third place, considering all the quality teams from Columbus at the meet.” Senior Catelyn Schmiedebusch had an allaround good day, finishing first in the 300 hurdles (48.9 seconds) and placing second in the 100 hurdles (16.63). Schmiedebusch was also part of the 4x400 team, along with Huffman, Sarah Adkins and Norris, which placed fourth (4:27.82) Rector placed second in the high jump (5-3), while Caitlyn McMinn was third in the 3,200 (12:27.07), Abby Brinkman finished third in the pole vault (9-0) and Jessica Blakes went fourth in the discus (97-7). The 4x100 ironman relay team of Blakes, Macy Wadsworth, Kelsey Walters and Natasha Lucas won in a time of 58.75 seconds. And if Snyder had it his way, the 4x100 ironman would be a regular event at most meets. “It’s the second time they have won this year,” Snyder said. “They also had won at the Tipp relays. It helps because Kelsey and Macy had been sprinters in past, and they’re always looking for ways to help us score. They are learning the shot and discus from scratch. Coach (Aaron) Gibbons has done a great job preparing them for every meet.” On Tuesday in Piqua, the Troy girls will be seeking another Miami County Invitational title. The Trojans haven’t been beaten at the meet since 2008. “It’s a great opportunity for us to get some individual times on the kids, and see where everyone is at,” Snyder said. “We’re going to focus on individual times because they have to post certain times to qualify at the GWOC meet. We’re going to take advantage and get them in some open races.” The Tippecanoe girls were just behind the Trojans in the standings, scoring 47.5 for fourth place. Allison Sinning won the 800 (2:25.83), Erica Comer placed third overall in the 400 (1:02.4) and teammate Allison Rawlins placed third in the 300 hurdles (51 seconds). Rawlins, Alysha Harmer, Sarah Janosik and Comer combined to win the 4x200 relay (1:53.71). • Tipp Boys Fifth, Troy Eighth The usual suspects showed up for the Tippecanoe boys team. For the Troy boys, Saturday was all about the distance events — and it was another shot for the Trojans to get a look at Butler, who Troy coach Deon Metz sees as being their primary competition for the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division title. On Saturday, though, Troy didn’t have its roster at full strength, with most of its sprinters given the day off


Tippecanoe’s Kat Wilcher competes in the 3,200 at the Butler Invitational Saturday in Vandalia. Wilcher placed seveth. following the cancellation of the Lebanon Invitational Friday. At the end of the day, Tippecanoe finished fifth (65 points) and Troy took eighth (29). Winning the meet was Pickerington North (169 points), Olentangy Liberty placed second (89), Gahanna Lincoln was third (84) and Butler was fourth (70). “My eyes are on Butler (as competition) for league title,” Metz said. “I just respect them that much. They’re loaded in field events and hurdles. They’re getting tougher in sprints, and they’re loaded in distance. They had a 800 runner that came out of nowhere today. I’m sitting there saying ‘where did he come from?’ They’re contenders.” The 1,600 featured some of the better distance runners in the area in Tipp’s Sam Wharton and Grant Koch, Butler’s Jake Brumfield and Troy sophomore Troy Schultz. In a loaded field, Wharton (4:22.60) held off Schultz (4:28.61) for the win. Two spots behind them was Grant Koch, who took fourth in a time of 4:32.27. Koch, Sam Wharton, Darius Appora and Kyle Melling teamed for second in the 4x400 (3:37.04), while Jay Schairbaum, Mitchell Poynter, Rick Andrews and Evan Wharton placed fourth in the 4x800 (8:35.43). Also for Tipp, Rick Andrews placed second in the 800 (2:03.35), high jumper Andy Droesch placed second overall (6-0). Tipp’s Max McDonald (12-6) and Thomas Dehays (12-0) finished two-three in the pole vault. “This is a nice, quality meet. It’s nice that it’s just a couple miles down the road from us,” Tippecanoe coach Bob Crawford said. “I think both the boys and girls have scored in most events. I thought we did well. We’ll be in the top third, which is

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WEST ALEXANDRIA — On a miserably cold and windy Friday night, the Covington track teams came 12 points shy of a sweep at the Fred Durkle Invitational. The Buccaneer boys won (126.75 points), while the girls finished second (94) to Brookville (106). Bethel’s boys (37) and girls (34) both finished seventh at the meet, held at Twin Valley South High School. For Covington’s boys, A.J. Oullette won the 100 (11.22 seconds) and was second in the 200 (23.49 seconds). Lane White won the 200 (22.47 seconds) and 400 (51.09 seconds). Dustin Fickert won the 800 (2:03.3). Troy Cron (15.3 seconds) and Ben Miller (16.09 seconds) were one-two in the 110 hurdles, and Cron (42.05 seconds) and Dalton Bordelon (43.75 seconds) were one-two in the 300 hurdles. The 4x100 team of Cron, Oullette, Shane Straw and Brandon Magee won (46.18 seconds), the 4x400 team of White, Fickert, Ryan Craft and Alex Schilling won (3:39.35) and the 4x800 team of Fickert, Schilling, Nathan Dunn and Nick Tobias was second (9:12.4). Craft won the high jump (6-2). Jackie Siefrieng won the 200 (27.47 seconds), 100 hurdles (15.44 seconds) and 300 hurdles (47.32 seconds) and was second in the long jump (17-0) to lead Covington’s girls. Tara Snipes won the 800 (2:32.3) and was second in the 1,600 (5:39.6). Carly Shell won the 1,600 (5:38.8) and 3,200 (11:49.6). The 4x800 team of Snipes, Shell, Anna Snyder and Hannah Retz won (11:09.7).

For Bethel’s girls, the 4x100 team of Maddie Ellerbrock, Tia Koewler, Ashlyn Bird and Lytia Hart was second (56.01 seconds). Ellerbrock was third in the 100 (13.15 seconds). For Bethel’s boys, the 4x100 team of Jason Clendening, Andrew Hurst, Jacob Tumey and Derrick Diddle was third (47.04 seconds), as was the 4x200 team of Clendening, Diddle, Hurst and Zach Ulrich (1:39.9). Tracy Stover was third in the shot put (44-6.5). • Graham Invitational ST. PARIS — Miami East’s girls finished second (85 points) to West Liberty-Salem (114) Friday night at the Graham Invitational, with Bradford’s girls taking seventh (28). The Viking boys, meanwhile, finished 12th (28.5). Leah Dunivan won the high jump (5-4) and shot put (35-9.5). Corrinne Melvin was second in the 100 (13.33 seconds) and long jump (15-7). The 4x200 relay team of Lindsey Roeth, Renee DeFord, Kylie Brown and Melvin was second (1:55.3), as was the 4x100 team of Emily Holicki, DeFord, Melvin and Allie Millhouse (54.75 seconds). Holicki was third in the long jump (14-7.5). Shay LaFollette did the damage for Bradford’s girls, winning the 100 hurdles (16.58 seconds) and long jump (15-7.5) and finishing third in the high jump (5-0). Ross Snodgrass was third in the long jump (17-8.75) and Michael Deeter was third in the high jump (5-8), the top finishers for the Viking boys.

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Knicks knock off Celtics, 85-78

Troy’s Caitlyn McMinn (middle) takes a stride Saturday. always where we are shooting. “But the athletes we expected to perform, Wharton, Droesch, Sinning, Comer on both of those sides, they’re scoring. Obviously with the wind and the weather, we stress mostly about performance and staying consistent. We’re not looking for any records. No disrespect, but we’re gearing everything for districts.” A pair of Trojans finished in the top five in the 3,200, with Branden Nosker placing fourth (9:52.12) and Jon Osman going fifth (9:57.65). In the field events, Alex Dalton was third in the shot put (45-3.25) and Seth Overla finished fifth in the discus (130-0). Now both teams’ focus shifts towards the Miami County Invitational Tuesday in Piqua. Troy will be looking to win the meet for the second consecutive year.

“We’ve done really well (at the Miami County Invitational),” Metz said. “I thought we were going to win it (in 2011) but then the storms came through. We haven’t had the success that girls have had. We won it last year, and I strongly believe we would have done it in 2011. “But you always want to win the county meet — that’s priority No. 1. When you look at schedule, you want to win Troy Invitational, which we did, you want to win the County Meet and you want to win the league meet. If you can accomplish that, that’s a good season.” “I’d like to finish in the top three,” Crawford said. “I don’t think we can touch Troy because of their depth, but we’re going to score some points, and I think we can finish in the top three — both teams.”

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points, and the New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 85-78 on Saturday in their playoff opener. After knocking the Celtics from the top of the Atlantic Division, the Knicks took the first step to knocking them out of the playoffs by holding Boston to three baskets and eight points in the final period. Anthony, the NBA’s scoring leader, shot only 13 for 29 from the field but scored eight points in the fourth quarter, including consecutive baskets late in the period that finally gave the Knicks breathing room in a tight game. Game 2 is Tuesday night before the Celtics host Game 3 on Friday in what will be their first home game since the Boston Marathon bombings. Nuggets 97, Warriors 95 DENVER — Andre Miller scored a playoff career-high 28 points and sank a nifty layup with 1.3 seconds left that lifted the Nuggets to the win in

Game 1 against the Warriors. Miller drove left past rookie Draymond Green, did an up-and-under between two defenders under the basket and banked the ball off the glass with his right hand. Golden State inbounded the ball and Stephen Curry’s desperation 3pointer wasn’t anywhere close as the horn sounded and Denver celebrated its 24th straight win at the Pepsi Center. Miller scored 18 in the frenetic fourth quarter. Game 2 is Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center, where the Nuggets posted an NBA-best 38-3 home record during the season. Nets 106, Bulls 89 NEW YORK — Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and the Nets turned the Brooklyn blackout into a blowout, beating the Chicago Bulls 106-89 on Saturday night in Game 1 of their playoff series. Williams scored 22 points, Lopez had 21 and the Nets ripped apart the Bulls’ vaunted defense with a spectacular second quarter, when they made 16 of 20 shots.

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Keselowski learning tough lessons about being on top KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Jeff Gordon learned his lesson over time. So did Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth. It’s the same lesson learned by every young driver who finally achieves stardom: What to say, when and how to say it and, most importantly, how to deal with the fall-

out from the content. “You feel like you have more respect,” Gordon said this week, “and you feel like the thoughts that are running through your head, you’d like to get some of those out there. “There’s still a way to do that,” added the fourtime champion, who in 1995 became the youngest Cup champion when he

won the first of his four titles at the age of 24. “You just have to sometimes thread the needle on what you are going to gain from it and what you’re going to lose.” That’s the lesson that Brad Keselowski is being forced to learn. The brash, outspoken and usually unfiltered Sprint Cup champion has

been vocal about what he perceives as unfair treatment by NASCAR, even going on a profanitytinged tirade last weekend in which he told reporters that they had “no idea … what’s going on.” He already disputed a penalty at Martinsville for pitting outside his stall, but the driver of the No. 2 Ford was left seething over

harsh penalties handed down by NASCAR this week. Keselowski and teammate Joey Logano had a combined seven crew members get six-race suspensions after inspectors confiscated an unapproved rear-end housing from the Penske Racing cars last weekend at Texas. Both of their crew chiefs were also

fined $100,000, and the drivers were dealt 25-poiint penalties that bumped them down in the Sprint Cup standings. Penske Racing has appealed the penalties Keselowski insisted Friday the part in question was approved so both of the teams are intact for Sunday’s race at Kansas Speedway.


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Sunday, April 21, 2013


■ National Sports

The healing process Ortiz, Diamond lift Boston’s spirits after bombing, manhunt


Cleveland Indians’ Jason Giambi, right, celebrates his three-run home run against the Houston Astros with teammates Mike Aviles and Mike Aviles in the fourth inning on Saturday in Houston.

Indians thump Astros, 19-6 HOUSTON (AP) — Jason Giambi, Mark Reynolds and Carlos Santana homered, and the Cleveland Indians routed the Houston Astros 19-6 on Saturday night. Giambi had five RBIs and Reynolds drove in four runs, but Scott Kazmir was unable to get the win in his first major league appearance since he recorded five outs in a start for the Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City on April 3, 2011. The lefthander allowed six runs and seven hits in 3 1-3 innings. Cleveland roughed up Philip Humber (0-4) and finished with 22 hits while stopping a fivegame slide. It was the

highest-scoring game for the Indians since a 19-1 victory at Kansas City on May 16, 2011, and their most hits since they had 25 in a 22-4 win at the New York Yankees on April 18, 2009. Humber (0-4) recorded just one out on the eve of the anniversary of his perfect game. He was charged with eight runs and eight hits. The Indians managed just 11 runs and 33 hits during their losing streak. The 42-year-old Giambi was 1 for 12 for a .083 batting average coming into the game. His big day raised his average to .188. Corey Kluber (1-0) pitched four innings of two-hit ball to get the win.

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Reds ■ CONTINUED FROM A9 RBIs. “It took long enough. I’m tired as hell. I didn’t want it to take that long. I was happy with the win. Choo gets us started. I try to finish it.” Votto had four hits, including his first home run in Cincinnati in almost 10 months, as the Reds picked up their major-league leading ninth home win and fifth victory in their last six games since a five-game losing streak. They had to overcome going 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position and leaving 17 runners on base, the most since they left 17 runners on against Philadelphia in a 19-inning game on May 25, 2011. Manager Dusty Baker was happy to see his team finally cash in on an opportunity. “The key is opportunities,” he said. “We want-

ed to win long before that. That was a big get‘em-over Izturis had huge. Brandon did what he’s supposed to do.” Alfredo Simon (1-1) retired the Marlins in order to get the win. The Marlins had their own opportunities, manager Mike Redmond pointed out. They went 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position. “We threw it all out there,” Redmond said. “We had a couple chances to win that game and went for it. It is the same old story. We couldn’t get the big hit.” Votto led off the third inning against left-hander Wade LeBlanc with a 353-foot line drive into the right field seats adjacent to the visitors’ bullpen on a 2-0 pitch, giving the Reds a 1-0 lead. The homer was his second of the season and first at Great American Ball Park since June 24.

BOSTON (AP) — A defiant David Ortiz stood on the Fenway Park infield and told the crowd to “stay strong,” bringing a rousing cheer from Bostonians weary from a week of bombings, stay-athome orders and a manhunt that locked down the city for a day. Playing at home for the first time since two explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line killed three people and wounded more than 180 others, the Red Sox honored the victims and the survivors with a pregame ceremony and an emotional video of scenes from Monday’s race. “This past week, I don’t think there’s one human being who wasn’t affected by what was going on down here,” Ortiz said after the Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals. “I was emotional, very angry about the whole situation. … Everybody was hurting. I know it’s going to take some time to heal up, but the one thing everybody’s got to remember is that everybody supports each other.” Starting with a video, alternating between celebratory and somber and accompanied by Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah,” the tributes continued with a first-pitch ceremony that honored a first responder, a victim of the blast, and a institution: marathon Dick and Rick Hoyt, who have participated in the race for more than 20 years. Then Ortiz took the microphone and, in what he later said was an unplanned outburst, let loose with an expletive that drew a huge cheer from the 35,152 who managed to make it through the beefed-up security and into their seats on time. “This is our (expletive) city, and nobody is going to dictate our freedom,” he said. “Stay strong.” Neil Diamond, who flew into town on his own and asked if he could sing, gave a live performance in the eighth inning of “Sweet Caroline,” the Fenway staple that has been adopted by opposing ballclubs to show their support for the city. As Diamond, a New York native who wore a Red Sox cap, left the field, fans chanted “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” In the bottom half of the inning, Daniel Nava hit a three-run homer to give the Red Sox the lead, and they held on to win 43. “You give people hope,”


The Boston Red Sox line up during a tribute to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath, as an image of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier is displayed on the scoreboard before a game against the Kansas City Royals in Boston Saturday. Ortiz said. “We wanted to let them know we’re here for them.” Across town, the Bruins also returned to the ice after postponing their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night, when a manhunt for the bombing suspects led to a “shelter-inplace” order that locked down the city. One suspect died and the other was captured, hiding in a drydocked boat in a Watertown backyard. “At least we could all breathe a little easier and sleep a little easier,” coach Claude Julien said after the Bruins lost 3-2. “And now it’s, hopefully, time to work ourselves into trying to get things back to normal again. But it will always leave a scar somewhere.” Penguins coach Dan Bylsma met with reporters before the game wearing a black T-shirt with words “Boston Strong” over his shirt and tie. “I feel like we’re playing with the Bruins today, not against them,” Bylsma said before the game. “I know I share their pride yesterday in their city and their people and certainly their law enforcement yesterday. I’m certainly not a Bostonian, but I certainly share in that pride and hope to today with them as well.” The Bruins took the ice for their pregame warmup wearing baseball caps for the Boston and state police, along with one for the police in Watertown featuring the Bruins’

“Spoked B” logo and the word “Strong” on the back. Security was tight at both games, as it was when the Bruins made their emotional return after the bombing on Thursday night. A SWAT team member with a German shepherd stood guard at the doorway to the tunnel leading to Royals dugout about 2½ hours before game time. A man in military fatigues checked all of the players’ lockers and the many cracks in the ceiling tiles with a flashlight. Outside, fans milled around, waiting for the gates to open. Several of were wearing them Boston Marathon jackets dating back as long as a decade. Long lines of fans waited to be scanned by metal-detecting wands; many were still waiting to get in when the Red Sox and Royals lined up along the base-lines for the pregame ceremony. With Boston Athletic Association volunteers in their yellow and blue jackets lined up in front of the Green Monster and police and public officials encircling the mound, ballpark organist Josh Kantor played The Star-Spangled Banner, with the crowd singing along. A giant U.S. flag was draped over the 37-foot-high Green Monster left-field wall, temporarily covering the “B Strong” logo newly painted in left-center field. Pictures of the victims, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier,

were shown on the scoreboard, along with pictures from the marathon and the aftermath. Some of the biggest cheers were for the police who tracked down the suspects. Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, along with other law enforcement officials and rank-and-file, circled the mound for the ceremonial first pitches from firefighter Matt Patterson, who rushed to the site of the bombings; from Steven Byrne, who was injured in the explosions, and from Dick Hoyt, accompanied by his son Rick, who has cerebral palsy. Ortiz, who had been on the disabled list all season, took the microphone and showed fans the specially designed uniforms saying “Boston” on the front instead of the “Red Sox” they have worn for decades. Both teams wore patches with the “B Strong” logo. The Red Sox said their uniforms would be autographed and auctioned off to raise money for the One Fund Boston, the charity established to help the victims. The Boston Celtics, who opened their playoff series against the Knicks with a loss in New York on Saturday, said they would donate $100,000 to the charity, with another $100,000 to come from fundraisers. The team said fans would be given the option to donate their refund from the canceled April 16 game against Indiana to One Fund Boston.

Miami East will make up a Cross County Conference game against Bethel on Monday. River Valley 11, M-U 8; River Valley 8, M-U 7 BIDWELL — MiltonUnion had a chance to take down the undefeated River Valley Saturday. The Bulldogs, however, came up short in two games, droppin the first by a score of 11-8, then falling in the second game 8-7. “They made regional last year in Division II — that’s a good team,” Milton-Union coach Curt Schaefer said. “I thought we played well, we just made some silly errors that we shouldn’t be making. “Looking at both games, I did see improvement, yes. Hopefully, we can turn it around and get ready for a postseason run. We’ve got to correct some things first.” Pitcher Chloe Smith took the loss in Game 1, but went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles and four RBIs. Brittany Courtright went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, Kayla Smith went 2

for 4, Ashley Smith was 2 for 3 and Jessie Bowman added a double. In the second game, Milton took the lead in the top of the seventh, but River Valley rallied for two runs in the bottom half to stay unbeaten on the season. Both teams had 11 hits in the game. Leading the Bulldogs at the plate was Ashley Smith, who went 3 for 4 with a homer. Brittany Courtright had a homer and was 2 for 3, Chloe Smith went 2 for 4, while Christine Heisey and Bowman each doubled. The Bulldogs (6-9) host Dixie on Monday. • Baseball Bradford 20, TC 7; Bradford 13, TC 2 TROY — Troy Christian had another error-filled day in the field, which didn’t bode well since Bradford continuously put the bat on the ball as the Railroaders swept a doubleheader Saturday 20-7 and 13-2. Troy Christian took a 53 lead in the opener after two innings, but Bradford

put up seven in the third to take control and never looked back. And with the Eagles leading 2-0 after three innings in the second game, the Railroaders scored five in the fourth and eight in the fifth to end it. “In our last three games, we’ve had 23 errors, and that just kills your pitching,” Troy Christian coach Bill Campbell said. “We’re not deep enough to give away that many outs. We can’t walk nine and commit nine errors like we did in the first game. And give a lot of credit to Bradford, too. They’re very disciplined at the plate, and they hit everything.” Bryce Arnett, Brandon Wysong and Aaron Yohey all doubled for Bradford in the first game. Austin Lear picked up the win in the first game, while Jake Cline pitched a three-hitter in the second game. Nathan Kirkpatrick was 2 for 2 with a double in the second game for Troy Christian, which travels to Xenia Christian Monday.

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Roundup ■ CONTINUED FROM A9 best hitting team they’ve seen so far.” Hannah Beck, Stef Kraska and Bri Eichbaum all had something to do with that. Beck was 4 for 4 in the game with a double, a homer, four RBIs and three runs scored, while Kraska and Eichbaum both had two hits, a home run and two RBIs. Cassie Gingerich added three hits and three runs, Megan Rittenhouse had two hits and an RBI and Jordynn Kostyal and Kristin Mace both had a hit, a run and an RBI. Kraska wasn’t done, either, hitting a clutch two-run homer against Brunswick that gave Tippecanoe a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning. Rittenhouse made it stand up, scattering eight hits and allowing only one run while striking out two and walking three. “Stef’s a strong hitter. She drove both of those balls out to right,” Tackett said. “They pitched her away, so she hit them away. And Megan, she

doesn’t throw as hard as Bri, but her ball is constantly moving. I’m sure Brunswick has seen plenty of girls that throw hard, and Megan pitched a great game. She pitched her way out of a few jams and did really well.” Eichbaum also doubled and drove in a run in the second game and Kraska added a double. Tippecanoe hosts Bellefontaine Monday to start a two-game Central Buckeye Conference series. ME 6, NW2; NW 8, ME 4 SPRINGFIELD — Miami East got clutch hitting in the seventh inning of Game 1 . But unfortunately for the Vikings, they couldn’t find any more for the second game of a doubleheader against Northwestern, earning a split with a 6-2 victory and an 8-4 defeat Saturday in Springfield after the doubleheader was moved due to the Vikings’ field being unplayable. After Olivia Edgell drove in the go-ahead run

in the top of the seventh with a sac fly, Paige Kiesewetter — who struck out five and got the win — blasted a two-run homer to give Miami East (8-4) a three-run lead. “We had just plated the go-ahead run, and Paige’s shot was very well-timed,” Miami East coach Brian Kadel said. “It gave us a little extra cushion and Paige some more confidence going into the bottom of the inning.” Kiesewetter finished the game with three RBIs and Lindsey Brookhart added a double. Edgell doubled in the second game, one of the few offensive highlights for the Vikings as they scored three in the first and piled up 12 hits in the game — but just couldn’t do any more damage. “We left 10 runners in scoring position,” Kadel said. “We did a good job of giving ourselves opportunities, but we couldn’t get that next hit when we needed it. And we played decent on defense, too. They just hit it where we weren’t.”



Sunday, April 21, 2013


BASEBALL Baseball Expanded Standings All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Boston 12 4 .750 10 6 .625 New York 10 7 .588 Baltimore 7 10 .412 Tampa Bay 7 11 .389 Toronto Central Division W L Pct Kansas City 8 7 .533 Detroit 9 8 .529 7 7 .500 Minnesota 7 10 .412 Chicago 6 10 .375 Cleveland West Division W L Pct Oakland 12 6 .667 Texas 11 6 .647 6 10 .375 Los Angeles 7 12 .368 Seattle 5 12 .294 Houston NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Atlanta 13 4 .765 Washington 10 7 .588 8 8 .500 New York 7 11 .389 Philadelphia 4 14 .222 Miami Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 10 7 .588 Cincinnati 10 8 .556 9 8 .529 Pittsburgh 8 8 .500 Milwaukee 5 11 .313 Chicago West Division W L Pct Colorado 12 4 .750 San Francisco 10 7 .588 Arizona 9 7 .563 7 10 .412 Los Angeles 5 11 .313 San Diego

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Str Home Away W-7 5-2 7-2 W-2 5-4 5-2 W-3 5-3 5-4 W-2 5-3 2-7 L-2 4-8 3-3

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L10 7-3 5-5 4-6 4-6 3-7

Str Home Away L-2 6-2 7-2 W-1 6-3 4-4 L-1 5-3 3-5 L-1 4-5 3-6 L-1 2-7 2-7

GB WCGB — — ½ ½ 1 1 1½ 1½ 4½ 4½

L10 7-3 5-5 7-3 7-3 3-7

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L10 7-3 6-4 4-6 3-7 4-6

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games L.A. Dodgers at Baltimore, ppd., rain N.Y.Yankees 9, Toronto 4 Tampa Bay 8, Oakland 3 Kansas City at Boston, ppd., local manhunt Texas 7, Seattle 0 Houston 3, Cleveland 2 Minnesota at Chicago, ppd., cold, windy conditions L.A. Angels 8, Detroit 1 Saturday's Games Baltimore 7, L.A. Dodgers 5, 1st game N.Y.Yankees 5, Toronto 3, 11 innings Boston 4, Kansas City 3 L.A. Angels 10, Detroit 0 Minnesota 2, Chicago White Sox 1, 10 innings Baltimore 6, L.A. Dodgers 1, 2nd game Tampa Bay 1, Oakland 0 Cleveland 19, Houston 6 Texas 5, Seattle 0 Sunday's Games N.Y. Yankees (Nova 1-1) at Toronto (Jo.Johnson 0-1), 1:07 p.m. Kansas City (E.Santana 1-1) at Boston (Dempster 0-1), 1:35 p.m., 1st game L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 1-0) at Baltimore (Arrieta 1-0), 1:35 p.m. Oakland (Milone 3-0) at Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 0-3), 1:40 p.m. Cleveland (U.Jimenez 0-2) at Houston (Bedard 0-1), 2:10 p.m. Minnesota (Diamond 0-1) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 0-3), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (Harang 0-1) atTexas (Grimm 00), 3:05 p.m. Detroit (Fister 3-0) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 1-0), 3:35 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 2-0) at Boston (Webster 0-0), 7:05 p.m., 2nd game Monday's Games Oakland at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. N.Y.Yankees at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games Pittsburgh 6, Atlanta 0 Philadelphia 8, St. Louis 2, 7 innings L.A. Dodgers at Baltimore, ppd., rain Miami 2, Cincinnati 1 N.Y. Mets 7, Washington 1 Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 4 Colorado 3, Arizona 1 San Francisco 3, San Diego 2 Saturday's Games Baltimore 7, L.A. Dodgers 5, 1st game Cincinnati 3, Miami 2, 13 innings Washington 7, N.Y. Mets 6 Pittsburgh 3, Atlanta 1 Baltimore 6, L.A. Dodgers 1, 2nd game St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 0 Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 1 Arizona at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Miami (Sanabia 2-1) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 1-1), 1:10 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 3-0) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 0-3), 1:10 p.m. Atlanta (Medlen 1-1) at Pittsburgh (J.Sanchez 0-2), 1:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 1-0) at Baltimore (Arrieta 1-0), 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Feldman 0-2) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 0-1), 2:10 p.m. San Diego (Stults 2-1) at San Francisco (Zito 2-1), 4:05 p.m. Arizona (McCarthy 0-2) at Colorado (Nicasio 2-0), 4:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 1-1) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 1-1), 8:05 p.m. Monday's Games Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Atlanta at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Milwaukee at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Reds 3, Marlins 2, 13 innings, MiamiCincinnati ab r h bi ab r h bi Pierre lf 6 0 0 0 Choo cf 4 1 3 Polanc 3b 6 0 1 1 Cozart ss 6 0 0 Stanton rf 6 0 1 0 CIzturs ph 1 0 0 Dobbs 1b 5 0 1 0 Votto 1b 6 1 4 Ruggin cf 4 0 1 0 Phillips 2b 5 0 1 NGreen ss4 0 0 0 Bruce rf 5 0 1 Olivo c 4 1 2 0 Frazier 3b 4 0 0 Brantly pr-c1 0 0 0 LeCure p 0 0 0 DSolan 2b3 1 1 0 Hoover p 0 0 0 LeBlnc p 1 0 0 0 Paul ph 1 0 0 Mahny ph 1 0 1 1 Simon p 0 0 0 Koehler p 0 0 0 0 Heisey lf 6 0 2 Kearns ph 1 0 0 0 Mesorc c 5 1 2 MDunn p 0 0 0 0 Arroyo p 2 0 0 Qualls p 0 0 0 0 DRonsn ph1 0 0 ARams p 0 0 0 0 Chpmn p 0 0 0 Coghln ph 1 0 0 0 Hannhn 3b2 0 0 Webb p 0 0 0 0 Valaika ph 1 0 0 0 Cishek p 0 0 0 0 Totals 44 2 8 2 Totals 48 313 Miami................000 020 000 0000—2

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SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING 7:30 a.m. NBCSN — Formula One, Bahrain Grand Prix, at Sakhir, Bahrain 12:30 p.m. FOX — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, STP 400, at Kansas City, Kan. 1 p.m. ABC — American Le Mans Series, Long Beach Grand Prix, at Long Beach, Calif. 3 p.m. NBCSN — IRL, Indy Lights, Grand Prix of Long Beach, at Long Beach, Calif. (same-day tape) 4 p.m. NBCSN — IRL, IndyCar, Grand Prix of Long Beach, at Long Beach, Calif. 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, Four-Wide Nationals, at Concord, N.C. (same-day tape) COLLEGE BASEBALL 2 p.m. ESPN2 — Texas A&M at Arkansas CYCLING 2 a.m. NBCSN — Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Liege to Bastogne to Liege, Belgium (delayed tape) EXTREME SPORTS 11 a.m. ESPN — X Games, at Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Open de Espana, final round, at Valencia, Spain (same-day tape) 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, The Heritage, final round, at Hilton Head Island, S.C. 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, The Heritage, final round, at Hilton Head Island, S.C. TGC — Champions Tour, Greater Gwinnett Championship, final round, at Duluth, Ga. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. FSN — Miami at Cincinnati 1:30 p.m. TBS — L.A. Dodgers at Baltimore 2 p.m. WGN — Minnesota at Chicago White Sox 8 p.m. ESPN — St. Louis at Philadelphia MOTORSPORTS 2:30 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, Grand Prix of the Americas, at Austin, Texas 4:30 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP Moto2, at Austin, Texas (same-day tape) NBA BASKETBALL 12:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 1, teams TBD 3:30 p.m. ABC — Playoffs, first round, game 1, teams TBD 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 1, teams TBD 9:30 p.m. or 10:30 p.m.TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 1, teams TBD NHL HOCKEY 3 p.m. NBC — New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers 8 p.m. NBCSN — St. Louis at Colorado RODEO 2 p.m. CBS — PBR, Caterpillar Classic, at Des Moines, Iowa (previous and same-day tape) SOCCER 5 p.m. ESPN2 — MLS, Philadelphia at D.C. United INTERLEAGUE First Game Los Angeles .310 000 100—5 8 1 Baltimore . . .020 102 02x—7 10 0 Ryu, Jansen (7), P.Rodriguez (8), Belisario (8) and Ra.Hernandez; Hammel, Strop (7), Matusz (7), O'Day (8), Ji.Johnson (9) and Wieters.W_O'Day 2-0. L_P.Rodriguez 0-1. Sv_Ji.Johnson (7). HRs_Los Angeles, Ethier (2). Baltimore, Hardy (3), Reimold (3). Second Game Los Angeles .100 000 000—1 6 2 Baltimore . . .010 023 00x—6 8 0 Beckett, Howell (6), Guerrier (8) and A.Ellis; W.Chen, Tom.Hunter (7) and Teagarden. W_W.Chen 1-2. L_Beckett 03. Sv_Tom.Hunter (1). HRs_Baltimore, C.Davis (7), Machado (2). NATIONAL LEAGUE Washington .012 030 010—7 7 0 NewYork . . . .000 500 100—6 7 0 G.Gonzalez, Stammen (5), Mattheus (7), Clippard (7), R.Soriano (9) and K.Suzuki; Hefner, Laffey (5), Lyon (5), Edgin (7), Atchison (8), Hawkins (9) and Buck. W_Clippard 1-0. L_Edgin 0-1. Sv_R.Soriano (6). HRs_Washington, Desmond (3), Harper 2 (7), LaRoche (3). St. Louis . . . .004 010 000—5 8 1 Philadelphia .000 000 000—0 3 0 Lynn, Rosenthal (8), Boggs (9) and Y.Molina; Lee, Aumont (6), Horst (8), Savery (9) and Kratz. W_Lynn 3-0. L_Lee 2-1. HRs_St. Louis, Beltran (4). Atlanta . . . . . .010 000 000—1 4 0 Pittsburgh . . .000 003 00x—3 7 0 Maholm, Gearrin (7), Walden (8) and Gattis; Ja.McDonald, Watson (7), Melancon (8), Grilli (9) and McKenry, R.Martin.W_Ja.McDonald 2-2. L_Maholm 3-1. Sv_Grilli (6). HRs_Pittsburgh, G.Sanchez (1). Chicago . . . .000 100 000—1 7 3 Milwaukee . .010 022 00x—5 6 0 E.Jackson, Rondon (7), Loe (8) and D.Navarro; Burgos, Kintzler (6), Mic.Gonzalez (8), Badenhop (9) and Lucroy. W_Burgos 1-0. L_E.Jackson 0-3. HRs_Milwaukee, Lucroy (3). Midwest League At A Glance Eastern Division South Bend (D’Backs) Bowling Green (Rays) Fort Wayne (Padres) West Michigan (Tigers) Great Lakes (Dodgers) Lake County (Indians) Dayton (Reds) Lansing (Blue Jays) Western Division

W L Pct. GB 9 3 .750 — 11 4 .733 -½ 8 6 .571 2 6 7 .462 3½ 5 7 .417 4 5 8 .385 4½ 5 10 .333 5½ 4 8 .333 5

W L Pct. GB Cedar Rapids (Twins) 10 5 .667 — Quad Cities (Astros) 9 5 .643 ½ Beloit (Athletics) 7 7 .500 2½ Peoria (Cardinals) 7 7 .500 2½ Burlington (Angels) 6 8 .429 3½ Kane County (Cubs) 6 8 .429 3½ Wisconsin (Brewers) 5 7 .417 3½ Clinton (Mariners) 6 9 .400 4 Saturday's Games South Bend 3, West Michigan 2, 1st game Cedar Rapids 11, Peoria 2 Kane County 7, Quad Cities 3, 1st game West Michigan 1, South Bend 0, 2nd game Kane County 4, Quad Cities 3, 2nd game Beloit 7, Burlington 3, 1st game Clinton 4, Wisconsin 2, 1st game Lake County 11, Great Lakes 7, 1st game Fort Wayne 17, Lansing 8 Dayton 6, Bowling Green 3 Wisconsin 2, Clinton 1, 2nd game

Beloit 6, Burlington 1, 2nd game Lake County at Great Lakes, 7:35 p.m., 2nd game Sunday's Games South Bend at West Michigan, 1 p.m. Lake County at Great Lakes, 1:05 p.m., 1st game Peoria at Kane County, 2 p.m. Bowling Green at Dayton, 2 p.m. Beloit at Clinton, 3 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Burlington, 3 p.m. Lansing at Fort Wayne, 3:05 p.m. Lake County at Great Lakes, 3:35 p.m., 2nd game Quad Cities at Wisconsin, 6:05 p.m. Monday's Games Peoria at Kane County, 1 p.m. Lake County at West Michigan, 6:35 p.m. Great Lakes at South Bend, 7:05 p.m. Dayton at Lansing, 7:05 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Beloit at Clinton, 7:30 p.m. Quad Cities at Wisconsin, 7:35 p.m. Fort Wayne at Bowling Green, 8:05 p.m.

AUTO RACING NASCAR-Sprint Cup-STP 400 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Kansas Speedway Kansas City, Kan. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 191.864. 2. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 191.748. 3. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 191.734. 4. (12) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 191.401. 5. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 190.853. 6. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 190.779. 7. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 190.651. 8. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 190.282. 9. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 190.221. 10. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 190.134. 11. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 190.067. 12. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 189.78. 13. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 189.534. 14. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 189.221. 15. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 189.195. 16. (11) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 189.182. 17. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 189.155. 18. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 189.023. 19. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 188.758. 20. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 188.679. 21. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 188.442. 22. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 188.317. 23. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 188.311. 24. (81) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 187.996. 25. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 187.774. 26. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 187.441. 27. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 187.37. 28. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 187.279. 29. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 187.272. 30. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 186.922. 31. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 186.909. 32. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 186.728. 33. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 186.657. 34. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 186.561. 35. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 186.528. 36. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 186.419. 37. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, Owner Points. 38. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, Owner Points.

MIAMI VALLEY SUNDAY NEWS • WWW.TROYDAILYNEWS.COM 39. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 40. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 41. (51) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 42. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 43. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, Owner Points. Failed to Qualify 44. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 185.912.

HOCKEY National Hockey League All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA y-Pittsburgh 44 34 10 0 68150108 N.Y. Islanders 45 24 16 5 53134131 N.Y. Rangers 44 23 17 4 50116105 New Jersey 44 17 17 10 44105117 Philadelphia 45 20 22 3 43124137 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-Montreal 45 27 13 5 59139120 43 26 12 5 57120 97 x-Boston 45 25 15 5 55138124 Toronto Ottawa 44 23 15 6 52108 96 Buffalo 45 19 20 6 44118138 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington 45 25 18 2 52140123 45 23 19 3 49121134 Winnipeg Tampa Bay 44 17 23 4 38138138 Carolina 44 17 24 3 37115143 Florida 44 13 25 6 32104159 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA z-Chicago 43 34 5 4 72144 91 44 26 16 2 54116107 St. Louis Columbus 45 21 17 7 49110114 Detroit 43 20 16 7 47108110 Nashville 45 15 21 9 39104128 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 44 24 13 7 55119109 Minnesota 44 24 17 3 51115115 Edmonton 43 17 19 7 41110121 Calgary 44 18 22 4 40119148 Colorado 44 14 23 7 35104139 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-Anaheim 44 27 11 6 60128111 Los Angeles 44 25 14 5 55124108 44 24 13 7 55115105 San Jose Dallas 44 22 19 3 47124129 Phoenix 43 18 17 8 44111116 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Friday's Games N.Y. Rangers 8, Buffalo 4 St. Louis 2, Dallas 1 Chicago 5, Nashville 4, OT Edmonton 4, Colorado 1 Calgary 3, Anaheim 1 Pittsburgh at Boston, ppd., safety concern Saturday's Games N.Y. Islanders 5, Winnipeg 4, SO Pittsburgh 3, Boston 2 New Jersey 6, Florida 2 Washington 5, Montreal 1 Toronto 4, Ottawa 1 Philadelphia 5, Carolina 3 Buffalo at Pittsburgh, ppd., reschedule conflict Phoenix at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Sunday's Games Florida at Boston, 12:30 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, 3 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Calgary at Minnesota, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 8 p.m. Columbus at San Jose, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. Dallas at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Monday's Games Winnipeg at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Chicago at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

BASKETBALL NBA Playoff Glance All Times EDT FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary) (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Milwaukee vs. Miami Sunday, April 21: Milwaukee at Miami, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23: Milwaukee at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25: Miami at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28: Miami at Milwaukee, 3:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 30: Milwaukee at Miami, TBA x-Thursday, May 2:Miami at Milwaukee, TBA x-Saturday, May 4: Milwaukee at Miami, TBA Boston vs. NewYork Saturday, April 20: NewYork 85, Boston 78, New York leads series 1-0 Tuesday, April 23: Boston at NewYork, 8 p.m. Friday, April 26: New York at Boston, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 28: New York at Boston, 1 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 1: Boston at New York, TBA x-Friday, May 3: New York at Boston, TBA x-Sunday, May 5: Boston at New York, TBA Atlanta vs. Indiana Sunday, April 21: Atlanta at Indiana, 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24: Atlanta at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27: Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Monday, April 29: Indiana at Atlanta, TBA x-Wednesday, May 1: Atlanta at Indiana, TBA x-Friday, May 3: Indiana at Atlanta, TBA x-Sunday, May 5: Atlanta at Indiana, TBA Chicago vs. Brooklyn Saturday, April 20: Brooklyn 106, Chicago 89, Brooklyn leads series 1-0 Monday, April 22: Chicago at Brooklyn, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25: Brooklyn at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27: Brooklyn at Chicago, 2 p.m. x-Monday, April 29: Chicago at Brooklyn, TBA x-Thursday, May 2: Brooklyn at Chicago, TBA x-Saturday, May 4:Chicago at Brooklyn, TBA WESTERN CONFERENCE Oklahoma City vs. Houston Sunday, April 21: Houston at Oklahoma

City, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24: Houston at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27: Oklahoma City at Houston, 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 29: Oklahoma City at Houston, TBA x-Wednesday, May 1: Houston at Oklahoma City, TBA x-Friday, May 3: Oklahoma City at Houston, TBA x-Sunday, May 5: Houston at Oklahoma City, TBA San Antonio vs. L.A. Lakers Sunday, April 21: L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24: L.A.Lakers at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 26: San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28: San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 7 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 30: L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, TBA x-Thursday, May 2: San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, TBA x-Saturday, May 4: L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, TBA Denver vs. Golden State Saturday, April 20: Denver 97, Golden State 95, Denver leads series 1-0 Tuesday, April 23: Golden State at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 26: Denver at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28: Denver at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 30: Golden State at Denver, TBA x-Thursday, May 2: Denver at Golden State, TBA x-Saturday, May 4: Golden State at Denver, TBA L.A. Clippers vs. Memphis Saturday, April 20: Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Monday, April 22: Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25: L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27: L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 4:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 30: Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBA x-Friday, May 3: L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBA x-Sunday, May 5: Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBA

GOLF RBC Heritage Scores Saturday At Harbour Town Golf Links Hilton Head Island, S.C. Purse: $5.8 million Yardage: 7,101; Par: 71 Third Round Charley Hoffman ..........66-70-66—202 Webb Simpson .............68-71-65—204 Kevin Streelman ...........66-70-69—205 Brendon de Jonge........70-69-67—206 Graeme McDowell........71-67-68—206 Jerry Kelly .....................69-72-66—207 Ryo Ishikawa.................68-72-67—207 Camilo Villegas.............68-71-68—207 Justin Hicks...................69-70-68—207 Tim Clark.......................68-71-68—207 Billy Horschel................71-68-68—207 Bill Haas........................68-69-70—207 Steve LeBrun................68-68-71—207 Jim Furyk ......................70-72-66—208 Richard H. Lee..............68-71-69—208 Jordan Spieth ...............70-69-69—208 Pat Perez.......................68-70-70—208 Stuart Appleby..............70-68-70—208 Luke Donald..................69-68-71—208 Chris Stroud..................70-70-69—209 Marc Leishman.............67-71-71—209 Johnson Wagner ..........67-71-71—209 Matt Jones ....................75-67-68—210 Will Claxton...................68-73-69—210 Russell Henley..............73-70-67—210 Brian Davis....................65-75-70—210 Scott Brown ..................72-68-70—210 James Hahn .................71-73-66—210 Darron Stiles.................70-69-71—210 Trevor Immelman..........72-72-66—210 Ben Crane.....................70-74-66—210 Rory Sabbatini..............69-69-72—210 Aaron Baddeley............70-72-69—211 Nicholas Thompson .....70-71-70—211 Chez Reavie .................70-71-70—211 Robert Garrigus............70-71-70—211 Jason Day.....................67-73-71—211 Kevin Stadler.................72-71-68—211 Ken Duke ......................70-70-71—211 Mark Wilson..................69-75-67—211 K.J. Choi........................70-71-71—212 Sang-Moon Bae ...........70-71-71—212 Jin Park .........................73-68-71—212 Chris Kirk ......................73-69-70—212 Brian Gay......................71-71-70—212 Cameron Percy.............70-70-72—212 Scott Langley................71-69-72—212 Stewart Cink .................70-69-73—212 Zach Johnson...............72-72-68—212 Greater Gwinnett Championship Scores Saturday At TPC Sugarloaf Duluth, Ga. Purse: $1.8 million Yardage: 7,131; Par: 72 Second Round Esteban Toledo...................68-70—138 Bernhard Langer................73-66—139 Roger Chapman ................71-68—139 Tom Pernice Jr. ..................71-68—139 Mark Calcavecchia ............68-71—139 Gene Sauers......................72-68—140 Michael Allen......................67-73—140 Andrew Magee...................70-71—141 Bart Bryant .........................68-73—141 Gary Hallberg.....................72-70—142 Jeff Sluman ........................76-66—142 Tom Lehman ......................71-71—142 Chien Soon Lu...................71-71—142 Fred Funk ...........................69-73—142 Duffy Waldorf......................69-73—142 Jay Haas.............................73-70—143 Mike Goodes......................71-72—143 Bob Tway ............................71-72—143 Steve Pate ..........................75-69—144 Rocco Mediate...................75-69—144 Wayne Levi.........................72-72—144 John Cook..........................71-73—144 Tom Watson........................69-75—144 Neal Lancaster...................69-75—144 LPGA-Lotte Championship Scores Saturday At Ko Olina Golf Club Course Kapolei, Hawaii Purse: $1.7 million Yardage: 6,383; Par: 72 Final (x-won on first hole of playoff; adenotes amateur) x-Suzann Pettersen ....65-69-68-67—269 Lizette Salas................69-71-67-62—269 Ariya Jutanugarn.........64-75-68-66—273 I.K. Kim ........................70-70-70-65—275 Inbee Park...................70-71-67-67—275 Na Yeon Choi...............70-74-67-66—277 Jessica Korda..............72-70-66-69—277 Ai Miyazato..................67-68-70-72—277 Shanshan Feng ..........70-70-73-65—278 a-Lydia Ko....................71-71-70-66—278 Caroline Hedwall.........69-72-70-67—278 Stacy Lewis .................67-71-69-71—278


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Safety rules limited for small fertilizer plants Inspections driven by complaints BY RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI Associated Press There were no sprinklers. No firewalls. No water deluge systems. Safety inspections were rare at the fertilizer company in West, Texas, that exploded and killed at least 14 people this week. This is not unusual. Small fertilizer plants nationwide fall under the purview of several government agencies, each with a specific concern and none required to coordinate with others on what they have found. The small distributors — there are as many of 1,150 in Texas alone — are part of a regulatory system that focuses on large installations and industries, though many of the small plants contain enough agricultural chemicals to fuel a major explosion. The plant in West had ammonium nitrate, the chemical used to build the bomb that blew up the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995, killing 168 people. According to a document filed in 2012 with the Texas Department of State Health Services, the maximum amount of this “extremely hazardous substance” the plant had on


Emergency workers patrol the scene Saturday, three days after an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. The massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. Wednesday night killed at least 14 people and injured more than 160. hand at any time was 90 tons. It was also authorized to handle up to 54,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia, a substance the Texas environmental agency considers flammable and potentially toxic. “This type of facility is a minor source of air emissions,” Ramiro Garcia, the head of enforcement and compliance at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, told The Associated Press. “So the inspections are complaint driven. We usu-

was less than 3,000 feet from a school. The damage from the blast destroyed an apartment complex, nursing home and houses in a four-block area. State and federal investigators have not yet determined the cause of the disaster, which occurred Wednesday night after a fire broke out at the site after work hours. The explosion that followed could be heard miles away and was so powerful it registered as a small earthquake. The West Fertilizer Co.

ally look at more of the major facilities.” No federal agency determines how close a facility handling potentially dangerous substances can be to population centers, and in many states, including Texas, many of these decisions are left up to local zoning authorities. And in Texas, the state’s minimal approach to zoning puts plants just yards away from schools, houses and other populated areas, as was the case in West. That plant received a special permit because it

IMF issues sober assessment WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance leaders issued a somber assessment on Saturday of the global economy, saying the recovery remains uneven with growth and jobs in short supply. The steering committee for the 188-nation International Monetary Fund issued a final communique that called for decisive action to bolster growth. However, the major economies remained at odds over the best mix of policies to pursue. “An uneven recovery is emerging but growth and job creation are still too weak. New risks are arising while several old risks remain,” the IMF group said. “The commodity that is in shorter supply now is confidence,” Tharman Shanmugaratnam, the chairman of the IMF panel and Singapore’s finance minister, told reporters. “We need to regenerate optimism and confidence.”

The spring meetings of IMF and its sister lending agency, the World Bank, on Saturday followed two days of discussions among finance leaders of the Group of 20 nations, composed of traditional powers such as the United States, Japan and Germany and fastgrowing developing nations such as China, Brazil and India. The finance leaders sought to project an air of cooperation even though they were unable to resolve sharp differences that have risen to the surface following an initially botched bailout of Cyprus in March. The banking troubles in the small Mediterranean island country renewed fears that a prolonged European debt crisis still poses significant risks to the global economy. The United States was represented at the finance meetings by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. The administration pushed for European

encompassing the 17 finance ministers whose countries use the euro currency, told reporters Saturday said that European nations needed to keep pushing to reduce huge budget deficits but “we can and will adjust” the speed that the deficit cuts are implemented to take into account economic conditions. The G-20 nations did reject proposals to issue hard targets for reducing budget deficits, a victory for the United States and Japan, who had argued for more flexibility. The G-20 joint statement singled out the recent aggressive credit-easing moves pushed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, saying they were intended to stop prolonged deflation and support domestic demand. Those comments were viewed as giving a green light to Japan’s program, which has driven down the value of the yen.

nations to moderate their austerity programs of spending cuts and tax increases in favor of more stimulus to bolster growth and combat painfully high unemployment in countries such as Spain and Greece. “‘Strengthening global demand is imperative and must be at the top of our agenda,” Lew said in his remarks to the IMF. “Stronger demand in Europe is critical to growth.” But this push was met with resistance from countries such as Germany and Britain, which believe that heavily indebted European nations must reduce their deficits to give markets confidence and keep government borrowing costs low. In the end, the finance leaders sought to bridge the differences by issuing economic blueprints that left room for both the growth and austerity camps to claim victory. Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the head of the Eurogroup,

the company’s plan identified a worst-case scenario as an accidental release of all 54,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia, which at room temperature is a gas. “This scenario is a plausible worse-case scenario as gaseous anhydrous ammonia can be lethal,” Gray said. The risk management plan also did not cite a possible explosion of ammonium nitrate, the solid granular fertilizer stored at the site. But that would not be unusual, he said, because ammonium nitrate is not regulated under the Clean Air Act. The plant’s plan said there was no risk of fire or explosion and noted they had no sprinklers, water deluge or other safety mechanisms installed. “We do not yet know what happened at this facility. The ongoing investigation will inform us on the plan’s adequacy,” Gray said. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality also dealt with the company and issued a permit for handling anhydrous ammonia, which requires safety equipment the company had told the EPA it didn’t have. But TCEQ acknowledged it may never have checked to confirm the equipment was there. “It’s a minor source under the Clean Air Act so it doesn’t get much scrutiny at all,” said Neil Carman, a Sierra Club clean air expert and chemist who used to work for the TCEQ..

stored, distributed and blended fertilizers for use by farmers around the Central Texas community. The plant opened in 1962 outside the rural town of 2,800, but development gradually crept closer. Wednesday night, residents and rescue workers tried to evacuate the area as the fire consumed the plant. Donald Adair, the plant’s owner, said in a statement Friday he was cooperating with the investigation and expressed sympathy for the victims. He has not returned phone calls seeking comment. Over the years, the fertilizer company was fined and cited for violations by federal and state agencies. Last summer, the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration assessed a $10,000 fine against West Fertilizer for improperly labeling storage tanks and preparing to transfer chemicals without a security plan. The company paid $5,250 after reporting it had corrected the problems. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also cited the plant for not having an up-to-date risk management plan. That problem was also resolved, and the company submitted a new plan in 2011. That plan, however, said the company did not believe it was storing or handling any flammable substances and didn’t list fire or an explosion as a danger. David Gray, an EPA spokesman in Dallas, said

Taste of Tipp chance to learn about businesses TIPP CITY — The Tipp City Chamber of Commerce will host the third Taste of Tipp & Business Expo on May 2. The event is presented by Voss Honda and will be from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg’s The Avenue, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City. The event is open to the public and provides a one-stop opportunity for networking and learning about the array of businesses that serve the community. This year the event will have a $5 cash admission for the public, which includes cash prizes, giveaways and an opportunity to participate in a raffle for tickets to the 2013 Mumford & Sons concert weekend in Troy. During the evening, complimentary food samples will be available

TIPP CITY from area restaurants, including Club 55 & The Crystal Room, Coldwater Café, Fox’s Pizza Den, Greenfire Bistro, Harrison’s Restaurant, Hickory River Smokehouse, Sweet by Kristy and The Wellington. Additionally, more than 60 local business and non-profit exhibitors will share information about their goods and services to the community. If buying local and getting involved in community organizations is important to you, then this is a great way to get connected in our community. Visit the Facebook event page at ber or the website at for more information.





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Total Assets Name Obj ($Mlns) NAV American Funds CapIncBuA m IH 61,154 55.74 American Funds CpWldGrIA m WS 49,016 39.40 American Funds GrthAmA m LG 59,872 36.98 American Funds IncAmerA m MA 61,520 19.21 American Funds InvCoAmA m LB 47,765 32.85 Fidelity Contra LG 63,448 82.99 Fidelity Magellan LG 12,345 78.73 Fidelity Advisor HiIncAdvT m HY 549 10.65 FrankTemp-Franklin Income A m CA 45,597 2.31 Janus GlbRsrchT WS 947 50.34 Janus RsrchT LG 1,340 34.98 PIMCO TotRetIs CI 179,913 11.30 Putnam GrowIncA m LV 4,614 16.25 Putnam MultiCapGrA m LG 3,016 59.32 Vanguard 500Adml LB 66,504 143.45 Vanguard InstIdxI LB 75,168 142.53 Vanguard InstPlus LB 56,766 142.54 Vanguard TotStIAdm LB 67,969 38.93 Vanguard TotStIIns LB 45,547 38.93 Vanguard TotStIdx LB 90,136 38.92

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Partly cloudy High: 65° Low: 38°

Mostly cloudy High: 67° Low: 47°

Chance of a.m. showers High: 55° Low: 44°

Partly cloudy High: 59° Low: 36°

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National forecast Forecast highs for Sunday, April 21


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Cleveland 48° | 32°

Toledo 50° | 30°


Youngstown 55° | 27°



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Peak group: Trees

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Calif. Low: -14 at Embarrass, Minn.

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Precipitation 24 hours ending at 5 p.m..............................0.04 Month to date ................................................2.83 Normal month to date ...................................2.67 Year to date .................................................10.38 Normal year to date ....................................10.96 Snowfall yesterday ........................................0.00

TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Sunday, April 21, the 111th day of 2013. There are 254 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On April 21, 1836, an army of Texans led by Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinto, assuring Texas independence. On this date: In 1918, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the German ace known as the “Red Baron,” was killed in action during World War I.

In 1930, a fire broke out inside the overcrowded Ohio Penitentiary in Columbus, killing 332 inmates. In 1962, the six-month Century 21 Exposition, also known as the Seattle World’s Fair, opened. In 1972, Apollo 16 astronauts John W.Young and Charles M. Duke Jr. explored the surface of the moon. In 1992, Robert Alton Harris became the first person executed by the state of California in

25 years as he was put to death in the gas chamber for the 1978 murder of two teen-age boys, John Mayeski and Michael Baker. Ten years ago: Scott Peterson pleaded not guilty in the deaths of his pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn son. Five years ago: President George W. Bush opened a twoday summit in New Orleans with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Midwestern river cities brace for floodwaters CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The fast-rising Mississippi River was making travel difficult Saturday, both on the river and for those simply trying to get across it. The Mississippi, Missouri and other Midwestern rivers in at least six states have surged since torrential rains drenched the region over the last few days. At least two deaths are blamed on flash flooding and a third was suspected, while crews in Indiana were searching for a man whose car was swept away. The National Weather Service predicted what it characterizes as “major” flooding on the Mississippi from the Quad Cities through just north of St. Louis by this weekend, with similar projections further south into early next week. Some smaller rivers are expected to see record flooding. People in and around Louisiana, Mo., about 95 miles north of St. Louis, were facing potential travel woes after the Champ Clark Bridge was closed Saturday due to water overtaking the approach on the Illinois side. It was the second Mississippi River crossing to close in two days one of the two bridges at Quincy, Ill., closed on Friday. To get across the river, people in the Louisiana, Mo., area either had to drive 35 miles north to Hannibal, Mo., or 50-plus miles south


Brenda Scranton helps move belongings out of her son’s rented house as floodwater slowly rises around it Saturday in Louisiana, Mo. Scranton’s son, Richard Campbell and his family, plan to leave the house, which flooded in 1993 and 2008, and not return. to suburban St. Louis. Penny Scranton’s normal 13minute commute from Rockport, Ill., to the BP convenience store in Louisiana, Mo., turned into an hourand-a-half. The store manager chose to look at the bright side: Her employer pays her mileage. “There are others worse off,” she shrugged. Among those is Erica Campbell, whose rented home in a low-lying area was flooded for the second time in three years. This time, she’s had enough. Campbell, her husband and

their eight kids are packing up. “We’re planning to move to the country as far away from water as I can get,” the 35-year-old said. If crossing the river was difficult, traveling it was essentially impossible. The water was moving too swiftly, prompting the Army Corps of Engineers to close most of the locks between the Quad Cities and near St. Louis. Barge traffic was at a standstill, slowing the movement of items such as coal, grain and other goods. In Hannibal, Mo., Mark Twain’s hometown a steady

stream of tourists climbed atop the earthen levee for a look at the river. Steve Terry, owner and captain of the Mark Twain Riverboat, has put excursions on hold since Thursday, with no end in sight. Downriver, volunteers pitched in to help hold back the bulging Mississippi River from Clarksville, Mo. The skies had cleared, but murky river water was creeping dangerously close to the quaint downtown of antique stores and artist shops. Filled sandbags were stacked between the river

and downtown. Farmers, National Guardsmen and even prison inmates from Algoa Correctional Center in Jefferson City were reinforcing the makeshift levee to protect against seepage. Clarksville’s flood stage a somewhat arbitrary term that the NWS defines as the point when “water surface level begins to create a hazard to lives, property or commerce” is 25 feet. By Saturday afternoon, the river was at 34.2 feet and expected to rise another 2 feet by Sunday. Gov. Jay Nixon toured the damage and lauded the resilience of the town. “It’s a hard flood fight in Clarksville but it’s a flood fight that’s going to get won,” he said. Roger Dowell has twice lost mobile homes to flooding, and his latest one is again surrounded by water. On Saturday, he needed a front-end loader to get to and from his home. His wife stayed inside, packing up photographs and keepsakes. “It came up fast faster than normal,” Dowell, a city maintenance worker, said. Mississippi River levels vary greatly but are typically highest in the spring, so minor flooding is not uncommon. But when river levels exceed flood stage by several feet, serious problems can occur. Smaller rivers were swelling, too. In Illinois, heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar will shut

down its East Peoria factory Sunday as the Illinois River approaches an expected 30foot crest early next week. More than 200 people were evacuated along rivers in Indiana. The Wabash River in Tippecanoe County topped 14 feet above flood stage Saturday, the highest level since 1958. Indiana Gov. Mitch Pence took a helicopter tour Saturday of Kokomo, Tipton and Elwood. A spokeswoman said the tour is the first step toward determining if a disaster declaration might be needed. In Grand Rapids, Mich., high water forced the evacuation of the Courtyard Marriott Hotel and an apartment building on Saturday. Apartment resident Johnny Cartwright said water was coming into the basement and parking garage “like the Titanic.” Two people have died due to flash flooding. A 64-yearold man’s car was swept away and submerged Friday night after he tried to cross a flooded road north of Indianapolis. Authorities were searching for a second motorist in the same area, as officers heard someone yell and found a truck, but not the driver. On Thursday, a De Soto, Mo., woman died while trying to cross a flooded road. A decomposed body was found in a flooded Oak Brook, Ill., creek on Thursday, but it wasn’t clear if that death was flood-related.

Strong quake jolts China’s Sichuan province, killing 160 YA’AN, China (AP) — Residents huddled outdoors Saturday night in a town near the epicenter of a powerful earthquake that struck the steep hills of China’s southwestern Sichuan province, leaving at least 160 people dead and more than 6,700 injured. Saturday morning’s earthquake triggered landslides and disrupted phone

and power connections in mountainous Lushan county five years after a devastating quake wreaked widespread damage across the region. The village of Longmen was hit particularly hard, with authorities saying nearly all the buildings there had been destroyed in a frightening minute-long shaking by the quake.

In nearby Ya’an town, where aftershocks could be felt nearly 20 hours after the quake, residents sat in groups outside convenience stores watching the news on television sets. Fourteenyear-old Wang Xing sat with her family on chairs by the roadside in the cool night air, a large blanket on her lap. Wang and her relatives

said they planned to spend the night in their cars. “We don’t feel safe sleeping at home tonight,” said Wang, a student. She said the quake left tears on the walls of her family’s house. “It was very scary when it happened. I ran out of my bed and out of the house. I didn’t even have my shoes on.” Along the main roads leading to the worst-hit

county of Lushan, ambulances, fire engines and military trucks piled high with supplies waited in long lines, some turning back to try other routes when roads were impassable. Rescuers turned the square outside the Lushan County Hospital into a triage center, where medical personnel bandaged bleeding victims, according to

footage on China Central Television. Rescuers dynamited boulders that had fallen across roads to reach Longmen and other damaged areas lying farther up the mountain valleys, state media reported. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived Saturday afternoon by helicopter in Ya’an to direct rescue efforts.


B1 April 21, 2013




The Statue of Liberty was one Miami East seniors (from left) Gabrielle Ryman, Allison Miami East High School seniors pose in New York City’s Times of the stops on Miami East’s Millhouse and Abby Everett pose with a bull statue on Wall tour of New York City. Square. Street in New York City. PHOTO BY GROUPPHOTOS.COM

Vikings take Manhattan East seniors take annual trip to New York City has become an essential part of the senior experience at Miami East. In 1996 — the year the East boys basketball team won a state title — a group of students It didn’t take long for the Miami East High School seniors were shown on “The Today Show,” holding up a banner to realize they weren’t in cheering on the Vikings, who Casstown anymore. were playing at the state tour“It’s kind of a neat thing as we are driving into the city on a nament in Columbus that same motor coach from the airport, all week. The trip still is focused on the arts, as students take in the kids are looking left and looking right as fast as they can Broadway shows and visit art and just staring at all the build- museums — while also visiting more traditional NYC tourist ings — you can tell it’s sensory overload for them,” Miami East sites such as the Statue of teacher Noelle Mumpower-Davis Liberty, Wall Street and the Empire State Building. said. For the past decade, “It was pretty awesome,” said Mumpower-Davis has been taking groups of East seniors on an Katey Matlock, who went on the annual spring trip to New York. trip this year. “It’s so different from anything around here. I The program was started in had been to Philadelphia before, 1987 by former Miami East but it was nothing like New English teacher Fredia York City. We got to see a Summers, who also taught sevBroadway show and we got to eral speech and drama classes. meet (actor) Matthew Broderick. That first year, she took 12-14 students who expressed interest We stalked him outside the show and waited until he came in the arts, whether it be fine outside.” arts, visual arts, music or Mumpower-Davis said the drama. She took students every trip can be eye-opening for many year until she retired from students, some of whom may teaching and turned the trip never have traveled outside over to Mumpower-Davis, who said the trip has since grown to Ohio’s borders or flown on an airplane. include anywhere from 25-35 “For a lot of them, it’s the students every year. Two weeks first time they’ve flown,” she ago, 29 Miami East seniors PROVIDED PHOTO said. “It’s always fun to see that Miami East High School seniors walk along the Brooklyn Bridge during their annual trip to New made the week-long trip. • See NYC on B2 York City. The visit to New York City BY DAVID FONG Executive Editor


Many of the Miami East students were surprised at the PROVIDED PHOTO enormity of New York City, While in New York City, Miami East students got the chance to Miami East teacher and trip PROVIDED PHOTO meet Broadway star Matthew Broderick. Here Seth Pemberton, chaperone Noelle Mumpower- Miami East seniors pose in front of a statue in New York City’s Davis said. left, and Katelyn Matlock pose with Broderick. Financial District.



Sunday, April 21, 2013



The best things in Queen City are free CINCINNATI (AP) — With dueling nicknames of The Queen City for its beauty and Porkopolis for its love of, well, pork, Cincinnati cannot be pigeonholed. After decades of declining growth, Ohio’s thirdlargest city is on a huge upswing, pumping billions of dollars into new development and revitalization. In less than 10 years, the city has transformed itself back into a growing, bustling destination as businesses and residents flock to downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods. Although visitors can drop plenty of cash on a Reds or Bengals game, gambling in a brand-new $400 million casino, or eating some of that muchloved pork, arguably the best things to do in Cincinnati are absolutely free. OVER-THE-RHINE This picturesque neighborhood, named and settled by German immigrants in the 19th century, has more buzz than anywhere else in Cincinnati. Over-the-Rhine sits just on the edge of downtown and was the site of the city’s race riots in 2001. But block by block, the city and developers have retaken the neighborhood that was once dubbed the most dangerous in America and transformed its shabby but beautiful buildings into some of the city’s best bars and restaurants. Over-theRhine has the most Italianate architecture still standing in the U.S., and to many outsiders, it looks more like it belongs in Brooklyn than Cincinnati. A must-see in the neighborhood is Washington Park, which reopened in July after undergoing a $48 million overhaul to become one of the city’s favorite spots for concerts, outdoor movie viewings, food trucks and flea markets. FINDLAY MARKET Cincinnati residents have been getting fresh meat, produce and homemade bread at Findlay Market since 1855, making it the oldest continuously running public market in the Buckeye State and one of the most beloved historic landmarks in the city. Families, hipsters, yuppies and tourists alike stroll through and shop at the more than two dozen indoor vendors and, from spring through fall, the outdoor farmers market. Wine-tastings, the best barbecue in the city and a popular Vietnamese restaurant are definitely not free, but the peoplewatching which rivals any of Europe’s public squares is. THE BRIDGES Of the many bridges that span the Ohio River between Cincinnati and northern Kentucky, two are worth crossing on foot. The

LEFT: This April 9 photo shows Yvonne Parmley kneels with her grandson, Finley MacKay, as they look toward downtown Cincinnati next to the Roebling Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River in Covington, Ky. , April 9.The bridge was the model for New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge.


Roebling Suspension Bridge, which sits between the Bengals and Reds stadiums in a bustling spot along the riverfront, is the most recognizable of all of Cincinnati’s landmarks and was the model for New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge. Pedestrians can walk across the bridge into Covington, Ky., and head due east into the quaint and beautiful Licking Riverside Historic District. From there, they can cross the Fourth Street Bridge over the Licking River and into Newport, Ky., and head back across to Cincinnati over the Purple People Bridge, a pedestrian-only span and a favorite among locals. FOUNTAIN SQUARE The heart of downtown Cincinnati, Fountain Square underwent a $49 million renovation and reopened in 2006. From Reds and Bengals gamewatching parties on a massive high-definition television screen, live salsadancing lessons that attract hundreds of people of all skill levels, to neardaily concerts during nice weather, practically the only thing in Fountain Square that isn’t free is the beer. MOUNT ADAMS A beautiful stroll in Cincinnati begins in lovely Eden Park so named for

BELOW:A dyed red poodle visits with people at Findlay Market in Cincinnati April 14. Cincinnati residents have been getting fresh meat, produce and homemade bread at Findlay Market since 1855, making it the oldest continuously running public market in the Buckeye State.

the biblical paradise and ends atop Mount Adams, which offers a stunning view of downtown Cincinnati and northern Kentucky. Walkers would be advised to begin in the picnic-worthy Presidential Grove, where each U.S. president has a tree named after him, before strolling by Mirror Lake and heading up the hill to Mount Adams. At the top is the Cincinnati Art Museum, which houses more than 60,000 works and is, remarkably, free. From here, one can walk around the picturesque streets of Mount Adams, visit two historic churches and take in some of the best views in the city. LEFT: Hannah Bailey, left, runs the bases with sister Eva Bailey on a baseball diamond floral display set up on Fountain Square in Cincinnati April 10. The heart of downtown Cincinnati, Fountain Square underwent a $49 million renovation and reopened in 2006.

Rachel Mardis points out over the Ohio River toward northern Kentucky with her daughter Skylar, 2, at the Dog owners chatting while their pets roam around the dog park located across from Eden Park Overlook in Cincinnati. A beautiful stroll in Music Hall at Washington Park in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood April Cincinnati begins in lovely Eden Park and ends atop 10. This picturesque neighborhood was named and settled by German immigrants. Mount Adams.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013


Weight Watchers at 50 Much has changed, but mission remains the same BY IRENE MAHER Tampa Bay Times It all started in 1961 in Jean Nidetch’s living room in New York City. A few overweight friends met each week to talk and troubleshoot their way through a sensible but strict diet from the health department’s obesity clinic. Soon the group grew to more than 40 women. By May 1963, the group had hundreds of members and a name: Weight Watchers. Nidetch, who turns 90 this year and has moved to South Florida, sold the company in the 1970s. Today, Weight Watchers is the No. 1 commercial diet plan in the country and boasts more than 1.3 million members who attend 45,000 meetings worldwide each week. It also enjoys endorsements from medical authorities, insurers and celebrities like spokeswoman Jennifer Hudson, an Oscar-winning actor and singer. In the beginning, it cost just $2 a week and all you got was that strict, sensible diet sheet. Now you can expect to pay $42.95 for a monthly pass, and a lot more if you can’t resist the many books, cooking and measuring gadgets, scales, fitness tools, electronic gewgaws and all manner of convenience foods that bear the Weight Watchers corporate logo. You’re still encouraged to go to meetings, but they can be accessed online from anywhere in the world. It’s still a sensible plan, emphasizing sound nutrition and exercise. But the details have evolved dramatically. Gone are the days when dieters had to eat specific foods like fish and liver (cooked without fat), and precise portions of skim milk (powdered, if you’d prefer). Now the message is flexibility. Weight Watchers members can eat and drink virtually anything — provided they keep careful track of their


Audrey Northup speaks at a Weight Watchers 50th-anniversary celebration about her experience with the program and her journey to maintain her weight. intake, follow the goodhealth guidelines and don’t exceed their daily limit of what’s now called Points Plus. And they can “buy” more food by increasing activity, which also must be carefully tracked. This year, Weight Watchers celebrates its 50th anniversary with countless pounds lost — and sometimes gained and lost many times over — and lives altered. To get a glimpse of how Weight Watchers and its members have changed over the years, we recently checked in with Audrey Northup, a Tampa Bay, Fla.-area resident who is one of the group’s earliest, and longest-lasting, success stories. It has been decades since her lifealtering weight loss, but she still works at it every day, inspiring others as she goes. By 1971, Audrey Northup was fed up with being fat. The New York state resident had been on diets for more than three decades — since age 3. She weighed more than 200 pounds by the time she was 11. When she found Weight Watchers, she set a goal to lose 100 pounds. She remembers eating fish five days a week and liver

Today, Weight Watchers is the No. 1 commercial diet plan in the country and boasts more than 1.3 million members who attend 45,000 meetings worldwide each week. once a week — which was what the plan required back then. The diet forced her — a farm girl raised on heavy cream — to switch to skim milk and eliminate fat from her diet. Exercise wasn’t part of the plan. “I went from breakfast to sitting on the couch to wait for lunch, then I waited for dinner,” she said. The support she got from fellow members who cheered when she lost weight, and encouraged her when the scale wouldn’t budge, worked for Northup. A year after joining, she had surpassed her goal, dropping 125 pounds. In 1976, still slim and weighing in regularly (still a pillar of the program), Northup was invited to share her story in Weight Watchers magazine. “It was a highlight in my life which I’ll never forget,” she said, recalling

the trip to New York City and the professional team that did her hair, makeup and clothing. On the cover, she wears a plunging red jumpsuit with the confidence of a model. Inside, she’s shown in equally glamorous garb alongside “before” photos that seem to belong to another woman entirely. Now 76, Northrop lives in the community of Wimauma. She’s still slender and makes sure of it by weighing in every month. She loves to share her story with a new generation of members. At a 50th-anniversary celebration event, Northup shared her story. She has maintained a 115-pound weight loss and still keeps a journal of her food and exercise (known as “tracking” in Weight Watchers parlance). “I experimented in 2001 just wanting to try something new,” she said

of the year she retired from her job for New York state. “But that just proved to me that Weight Watchers is best.” Still, Northup prefers the restricted plan of the early days. “There are too many food choices now, many more eating situations,” she said. “And portion sizes are so big. I think it’s harder to lose weight now than it was when I lost my weight.” Several women in the audience nodded in recognition when Northup held up her now-yellowed copy of that Weight Watchers magazine from 1976. “I came here today to meet Audrey,” said Jene Evans, 63, a middle-school teacher who lives in Sun City Center. Evans was a Weight Watchers member in the 1960s, in her early teens, when she had just 15 or so pounds to lose. Evans has more than that to go now, but has lost 20 pounds since returning to the program. “It’s a livable, doable program,” she said. “Seeing Audrey, meeting Audrey, shows me (weight loss) is attainable.” Evans has a copy of the 1976 magazine at home and hopes to meet

Northup again after she has reached her goal weight. “My goal is for her to sign my copy in a year,” she said. Inspiration is all around this meeting room. A large wall-mounted bulletin board is loaded with “before” and “after” photographs of members. Jeanie Cofer, 44, of Gibsonton proudly points out her pictures. The mother of two works part time and is married to a chef but has lost 101 pounds in 2-1/2 years at Weight Watchers. “There are no ‘can’t have’ foods. You just have to account for them,” said Cofer, who faithfully tracks her intake, often with the help of a barcode-scanner app in her phone that gives her Points Plus values for thousands of products in seconds. Stephen Pagano, 24, of Valrico, also says technology helped him lose. He uses his smartphone to track all his food, weighs and measures everything he eats, attends weekly meetings, and wears a special Weight Watchers monitor called Active Link to track his physical activity. “I’ve tried to lose weight before, but this time I’m taking it seriously,” said Pagano, who is down nearly 180 pounds from when he joined in January 2012 at 601 pounds. Tammy Turner of Ruskin lost 70 pounds in her first year with Weight Watchers. She got her type 2 diabetes under control and no longer must take insulin. With another 100 pounds to go, Turner, 45, says it’s especially helpful to get help online from people who have lost large amounts of weight. “They give good advice and support and help you get back on track when you slip,” she said. “They taught me not to let one heavy meal define the rest of my day.” Hearing Northup’s story boosted her commitment. “When I am ready to give up, I think of Audrey and how wonderful she looks over 35 years later, and I know that this is for a lifetime. If I just don’t give up, that can be me one day.”

Weight-loss groups not for all There are a lot of group approaches to weight management out there. Some are commercial programs like Weight Watchers, while others are nonprofits like Overeaters Anonymous. On a smaller scale, some people put together their own support groups with friends, neighbors, or co-workers. There are pros and cons to consider before signing up for a group: Pros • Being with others who are struggling with the same issues can help you feel like you’re not alone. This can have a powerful effect on motivations. • Sometimes a group can together come up with more ideas about weight management. • In a society where weight discrimination is so prevalent, being around others who share the same concerns provides feelings of acceptance. • Feeling understood by those around you is psychologically empowering. • When you falter, the group is there to provide encouragement. • The group can provide social opportunities outside of group meetings, providing added support for staying on track with goals in everyday life. Cons • The competition that may develop in a group

might distract you from learning to manage your weight for a lifetime. It’s not your weight loss compared to others’ that matters most, but how well you learn the behavioral changes required to do the job well for yourself. • The group may not match the pace you require. Some people need more time to make changes and will feel pressured to go at a pace that’s doesn’t fit them well. Others might outstrip the group’s pace. • You can become overly dependent on the group. Some people won’t exercise on days their “buddy” can’t join them. Doing what’s in your best interest even when the group support isn’t there is of upmost importance. The group can’t be there all the time, so you need to take advantage of what it provides without becoming dependent on it. • Conflicts between group members can hurt the positive aspects of group support. Or members who get too close can get distracted from the original purpose of the group. • You may feel shy or embarrassed about your weight or feel awkward about talking about weight loss with strangers. If you can’t get over that sense of intimidation, you won’t profit from the group. • People who judge themselves harshly are

more likely to drop out of the group when they have a setback. Rather than learning to let mistakes provide a blueprint for dealing with difficulty, they miss out on the group’s benefits. How do you know if a group approach will be good for you? Ask yourself these questions: • Do you like being a part of a group? • Are you open to others’ feedback and opinions, even on personal issues? • Would it help you to be with others who share your issues with weight management? • Do you lack a network of people who care about you and will support your goals? • Can you avoid getting so competitive with others that you lose track of your personal goals? • Can you avoid becoming overly dependent on others? • Can you face your mistakes and setbacks calmly, without trying to run away? If you can answer yes to these questions, then you might want to try a group approach to managing your weight. But remember that it’s only one of many tools you should use. And if it falls short, move on from the group — but not your goals. Dr. Lavinia Rodriguez is a Tampa, Fla., psychologist and expert in weight management.

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Fans travel to attend music festivals GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) —Karen Pery doesn’t consider herself a jazz fan. Yet for each of the past four years, she’s spent $3,000 and flown nearly 4,000 miles (nearly 6,500 kilometers) roundtrip to attend the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. “It’s humid. It’s hot. It’s crowded,” the 42-year-old Los Angeles resident recalled. But, “It’s so much fun and it’s such a great experience.” Music festivals are nothing new, but they are more popular than ever, attracting millions of fans. There are about 270 festivals of various types annually in the United States, and worldwide there are more than 800 in 57 countries, according to Pollstar, a trade publication covering the concert industry. Yet, given that most bands tour, what would prompt someone to invest the time and money in traveling far afield to hear music they could hear closer to home? For Pery, it’s a combination of the people - big headliners like Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Robert Plant and Simon and Garfunkel - exposure to new bands, great New Orleans food and a reason to spend some time in the city. “It’s like homecoming. Everyone is super friendly. It’s this sense of, ‘We’re all in this together.’ ” said Pery, a life coach. “I have amazing stories from the Port-A-Potty lines.” Last year, the music lineup was so impressive that she and her husband attended the first weekend in late April with their children, ages 8 and 10, then flew home for a few days before returning the following weekend to meet friends from Boston and Philadelphia. “There is one direct flight from L.A. to New Orleans and it’s at 9:30 a.m., and it’s a party on a plane,” she said. “Everyone is going to the jazz festival.” The New Orleans festival attracted 450,000 people over seven days last year, a lower daily attendance that some of the other major festivals. Since the city itself a tourist mecca, it’s hard to say how many traveled specifically for the jazz festival, entering its 43rd year, versus how many were in town for another reason and decided to take in a day’s music. But head a couple hundred miles (kilometers) east along the coast to the summer resort of Gulf Shores, Ala., and it’s much easier to see the draw that a music festival can have. That’s where the Hangout Music Fest which debuted in 2010 amid the Deepwater Horizon oil spill holds its annual event on the beach. After the inauspicious start, the festival took off, selling out all 35,000 tickets each day for the threeday event and winning the 2011 Pollstar Music Festival of the Year award. Between fans and the festival’s 5,000 workers, the population of Gulf Shores-Orange Beach


George Wein, founder of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, as well as the Newport Jazz Festival, waves after performing a song on the piano at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, May 6, 2012. Despite heat, humidity, crowds and costs, music festivals are more popular than ever, attracting millions of fans, with 270 festivals of various types annually in the U.S. and more than 800 in 57 countries. nearly triples for the weekend before Memorial Day. “We’ve had people travel from all 50 states for the festival - definitely opening up our typical eight-hour drive market,” said Missy Zak, spokeswoman for Meyer Vacation Rentals, which manages over 1,500 properties in the area. Before the festival, occupancy in the rental units generally ran below 50 percent for the third weekend in May. The past two years, it has been above 90 percent for that period. Despite the travel costs, some view music festivals as good value, and an incentive to visit places they otherwise wouldn’t. “I think the big thing is you have tons of your favorite artists in one venue. It’s like a kid in a candy store,” said Megan Given, 25, a nail technician from Fort Collins, Colo., who said aside from the festivals, she doesn’t travel much. Last year, Given and 10 friends in three cars drove for 24 hours to get to the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, Mich., a town of 430 about 250 miles (400 kilometers) west of Detroit. The four-day festival in late June offered more than 50 bands for about $200. They camped to help cut costs, and because it is a “bonding” experience that they enjoy, she said. “For us to see all the artists we really wanted to see individually by going to Red Rocks, (an amphitheater near Denver,) it would have cost us so much more money,” she said. Two years ago, Given drove 16 hours to the Wakarusa Music Festival in Ozark, Ark., held over four days in early June, because they wanted to hear String Cheese Incident perform. Next February, she and her boyfriend are flying to


Festival goers on the beach at sunset at the Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, Ala. Despite heat, humidity, crowds and costs, music festivals are more popular than ever, attracting millions of fans, with 270 festivals of various types annually in the U.S. and more than 800 in 57 countries.


Audience members dancing the 'Sissy Bounce' during the 'Bounce Shakedown' at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans on May 6, 2012. Despite heat, humidity, crowds and costs, music festivals are more popular than ever, attracting millions of fans, with 270 festivals of various types annually in the U.S. and more than 800 in 57 countries. Costa Rica, where they plan to attend the Envision Festival. In addition to the five-day music, art and yoga festival, they are working with a travel agency to sightsee around the country for about 10

days. Similarly, travelers from other countries come to attend festivals in the United States. Dan Berkowitz, head of CID Entertainment, a travel agent of sorts for music

fans, said New York festivals tend to attract a lot of Europeans, while the California festivals attract fans from Australia and Japan. “We have entire groups of 100 people at some of

our festivals that are coming from Australia,” he said. Berkowitz, who founded CID six years ago to provide logistics except for airfare, reminds fans to go with an open mind, and explore - by listening to new music or eating new food. “Forget about your email for a few days. Forget about your job. Forget about your lack of a job,” he said. “Have a good time and go.” Pery has looked at other festivals, including June’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival held on a 700-acre (283-hectare) farm 65 miles (105 kilometers) southeast of Nashville, and April’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival near Palm Desert, Calif., but she is hooked on New Orleans. “I think what I love about the jazz fest is the variety of the music,” she said. “My husband has agreed that as long as we can we will go. We will be those old people camped out on the chairs.”

Carnival plans $300 million in improvements to cruise ships NEW YORK (AP) — Carnival Cruise Lines on Wednesday announced a $300 million program to add emergency generators, upgrade fire safety and improve engine rooms on all 24 of its ships. The announcement could help the brand begin rebounding from a wave of bad publicity that began in

February, when an engine fire knocked out power on the Carnival Triumph. Passengers endured filthy conditions as the Triumph was towed to Mobile, Ala., resurrecting stories of a similar incident from 2010 aboard the Carnival Splendor. Cruise sellers say prices for Carnival cruises have dropped as

minor incidents with other Carnival ships have also made headlines. Emma Jupp, president of Liberty Travel, which does about 25 percent of its business booking cruises, applauded the announcement. “This is an important and well-timed decision by Carnival Cruise Lines that

will provide both added reassurance and value to Liberty Travel’s strong base of cruise customers,” she said. Carnival said the first phase of improvements involves installing an additional emergency generator on every ship to ensure operation of safety equipment and services like

plumbing, fresh water and elevators in a power loss. The extra temporary generators will eventually be replaced by permanent generators. Carnival is also installing high-pressure upgraded water mist systems on all ships to improve fire safety. All of those measures will be completed

in 18 months, Carnival CEO Gerry Cahill said in a phone call Wednesday. Final upgrades will take longer, requiring drydocking to reconfigure cables that connect each ship’s two engine rooms, among other measures. That way, if one engine room goes out, the other will be unaffected.



Sunday, April 21, 2013


Molly Ringwald rediscovers her jazz roots


Actress-singer Molly Ringwald poses in Los Angeles April 9. Ringwald's latest CD “Except Sometimes,” was released earlier this month. engagements at jazz clubs across the country, allowing enough breaks to spend time at home with her three children and husband, writer-editor Panio Gianopoulos. Her jazz roots run deep. Her father, blind pianist Bob Ringwald, plays traditional Dixieland jazz. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of female jazz singers reeling off the names of those who most influenced her: Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day, Blossom Dearie and Susannah McCorkle. Ringwald considers jazz her “musical equivalent of comfort

food.” Her parents encouraged her to pursue interests other than acting singing, writing, reading and traveling which kept her engaged in a world outside Hollywood and its club scene, avoiding the pitfalls that ensnared some of her teen costars. “I hear jazz and it just feels good because it reminds me of my childhood,” said Ringwald, speaking by telephone from her home in the Los Angeles area. “I started singing with my dad when I was 3 years old and really developed a close relationship with him through music that endures

to this day.” Ringwald would sit in with her father’s Sacramento-based Fulton Street Jazz Band singing Fats Waller and Bessie Smith songs. She recorded her first jazz album, “I Wanna Be Loved By You, Molly Sings” with her father’s band at age 6. Ringwald originally wanted to be a singer, making her professional debut at age 10 in a West Coast production of “Annie.” But after landing her first TV and film roles, she decided to focus on acting a choice she says she wouldn’t have to make as a teen actor today given the popularity of “Glee” and “High School Musical.” “When I started acting, it didn’t seem that there were any actors that were also singing,” Ringwald said. “I really felt to be taken seriously as an actress, I would have to just give up the idea of having a musical career.” But she never stopped singing, mostly performing with her father’s band. She briefly sang the standard “Embraceable You” in the teen pregnancy film “For Keeps.” After spending much of the 1990s in Paris, Ringwald relocated to New York to do theater, including the lead roles in revivals of the musicals “Cabaret” and “Sweet Charity.” In 2005, while starring in the off-Broadway comedy “Modern


Orthodox,” she got inspired to sing jazz when she met her “perfect collaborator” at a cast party. Peter Smith, an understudy, had just begun playing jazz tunes on the piano when Ringwald suddenly started singing along with him. “I grew up like everyone else watching her in movies and just thought that the only kind of music she’s going to know is like The Smiths and The Cure, all that ’80s music,” Smith said. “But she really knew how to sing jazz.” Smith was impressed by the quality and tone of her voice, and most of all by her “tasteful artistic choices as a singer.” He invited her to sit in at his jazz club gigs before he left for Los Angeles. Ringwald reunited with Smith when she moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to join the cast of the TV show “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” playing the mother of a pregnant teenager. Ringwald eventually felt confident enough to record an album in 2010 with Smith writing the arrangements. They produced it independently because she wanted artistic control, and it was later picked up by Concord. Ringwald felt the time was right because the music that she always enjoyed singing had become more popular thanks to singers such as Diana Krall, Jane Monheit and Norah Jones.

Tuning in: Twitter launches music app

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twitter has launched a service that lets people find music they like and tweet songs from iTunes, Spotify and Rdio. Twitter made the app available for download from Apple’s online store and also launched a Web version on Thursday. Twitter said the service will eventually be available on Android devices as well. The service uses information from Twitter chatter to detect popular tracks as well as new artists. Users who follow musicians can see other artists those musicians follow and can listen to 30second clips of songs by them. AP PHOTO/UNIVERSAL PICTURES Tapping the play button This film publicity image released by Universal Pictures shows Tom Cruise in a scene from “Oblivion.” on an image of an artist plays a clip from one song picked to represent them. 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He 4. “Crash My Party,” Luke “Life of Pi.” In “Oblivion,” literature. most of which, despite it avoids their blasters by Bryan It’s a familiar trope in they achieve a symphony all, he reliably propels authenticating himself, 5. “Thrift Shop (feat. of otherworldly sleekness sci-fi that humanity even if it’s become harder but as they bleep and breathes eternally through Wanz),” Ryan Lewis, to see Cruise as anything blork, he cowers anxiously when Victoria disrobes Macklemore art. But if films like other than himself. not entirely certain they’re and dives into a pool on 6. “When I Was Your “Oblivion” are so preoccutheir space station, her In “Oblivion,” the secon the same team. pied by the detritus of our Man,” Bruno Mars dark silhouette outlined ond film from “Tron: His faith is greater 7. “Mirrors,” Justin civilization, perhaps we on the sunset stratoLegacy” director Joseph with Victoria, who guides ought to aim a little high- Timberlake sphere. We, too, bath in Kosinski, he plays Jack his movements from her 8. “Cruise (Remix) (feat. er than Tom Cruise blockthe imagery. Harper, a patroller of the computerized desk. Her Nelly),” Florida Georgia Line This carefully organized busters. After all, our drone-controlled skies over superior (played with a 9. “Radioactive,” Imagine future fate depends on it. Earth. From a sparse dock folksy Southern accent by world is thrown when a Dragons NASA shuttle crashes where he lives with his Melissa Leo) is seen only 10. “I Love It (feat. Charli “Oblivion,” a Universal with an astronaut, Julia supervisor and girlfriend, in scratchy video commuXCX),” Icona Pop Pictures (NYSE:GE) (Olga Kurylenko), who Victoria (Andrea niques. Top Albums: release, is rated PG-13 for seems to recognize Jack. Riseborough), Jack makes So we are back in a 1. “Paramore,” Paramore His own memory has been sci-fi action violence, brief daily flights in his spacepost-apocalyptic world, a 2. “The 20/20 craft to the Earth’s barren place to which movies late- scrubbed but flickers with strong language, and some Experience,” Justin sensuality. Running time: surface. “We’re the mop-up ly can’t help returning, all images from his past. Timberlake 124 minutes. Two and a As the film builds, it crew,” he says. with various images of 3. “Hotel California,” Tyga half stars out of four. He tells us that it’s wrecked ironic monuments plays with familiar sci-fi

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photos of artists fill the screen and bounce around in response to swipes. The app also starts a turntable spinning with a little picture of album cover art when playing a song. For now, the service is only available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. In a blog post, the company said its service “will change the way people find music.” It is calling the app (hash)music, following Twitter’s practice of using hashtags to organize tweets around topics. Thursday’s announcement about a music service had been expected. “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest tweeted about it last week. As more music is sold through the recommendations of friends on social networks, observers said it’s natural for Twitter to get involved. “Social media is the current and the next frontier in terms of marketing everything,” said Larry Iser, a Los Angeles music lawyer whose firm represents Justin Bieber. “One tweet from Justin Bieber can launch a new product or a new artist. It makes sense Twitter wants to come to the space and do what Myspace has been trying to do for years.” The music service’s debut comes less than three months after the release of a Twitter video app called Vine that distributes six-second clips that can be played in a continuous loop.

4. “Wheelhouse,” Brad Paisley 5. “Caught In the Act: Live,” Eric Church 6. “Based On a True Story.” Blake Shelton 7. “The Heist,” Ryan Lewis, Macklemore 8. “Save Rock and Roll,” Fall Out Boy 9. “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Deluxe Version),” Volbeat 10. “Night Visions,” Imagine Dragons 2386024

NEW YORK (AP) — Molly Ringwald has moved from “The Breakfast Club” to the jazz club. The redheaded actress who describes herself as “your former teen-age crush” in her Twitter bio will always live in her generation’s memories for portraying the angst of high school life as an everyday girl, teen princess and outsider in her iconic 1980s films “Sixteen Candles,” ”The Breakfast Club,” and “Pretty In Pink” with writer-director John Hughes. Now the 45-year-old has taken on a new role as a jazz singer with the release last week of her album “Except Sometimes,” a collection of Great American Songbook and Broadway tunes. She sings about romance from a mature, adult perspective, interpreting such tunes as “I Get Along Without You Very Well” and “The Very Thought of You.” She also pays tribute to the late Hughes by reclaiming “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” the Simple Minds’ theme to “The Breakfast Club,” turning it into a jazz ballad. She believes her acting experience has helped enhance her jazz singing. “As an actor you pay attention to the words and you get into character,” she said. “I tend to do this with music as well. I really get into the lyric.” She will be performing limited


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DATES TO REMEMBER TODAY • DivorceCare seminar and support group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at Piqua Assembly of God Church, 8440 King Arthur Drive, Piqua. Child care provided through the sixthgrade. • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminter Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion meeting is open. • AA, Troy Trinity Group meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. • AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. • AA, Living Sober meeting, open to all who have an interest in a sober lifestyle, 7:30 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. • Narcotics Anonymous, Winner’s Group, will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. Open discussion . • Narcotics Anonymous, Poison Free, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 202 W. Fourth St., third floor, Greenville. • Narcotics Anonymous, Never Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 212 N. Main St., Sidney • Teen Talk, where teens share their everyday issues through communication, will meet at 6 p.m. at the Troy View Church of God, 1879 Staunton Road, Troy. • Singles Night at The Avenue will be from 6-10 p.m. at the Main Campus Avenue, Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. Each week, cards, noncompetitive volleyball, free line dances and free ballroom dance lessons. Child care for children birth through fifth grade is offered from 5:45-7:45 p.m. each night in the Main Campus building. For more information, call 667-1069, Ext. 21. • A Spin-In group, practicing the art of making yarn on a spinning wheel, meets from 2-4 p.m. on the third Sunday at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358. • Baseball bingo will be offered from 7 p.m. until games are complete at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds help the youth baseball organization, a nonprofit.

MONDAY • Dollar menu night will be from 6-8 p.m. at Troy Eagles, 225 N. Elm St. Dollar menu items include hamburger sliders, sloppy joe, hot dog, grilled cheese, french fries, onion straws, cup of soup, ice cream and more for $1 each. • Christian 12 step meetings, “Walking in Freedom,” are offered at 7 p.m. at Open Arms Church, 4075 Tipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • An evening grief support group meets the second and fourth Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Generations of Life Center, second floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The support group is open to any grieving adult in the greater Miami County area and there is no participation fee. Sessions are facilitated by trained bereavement staff. Call 5732100 for details or visit the website at • AA, Big Book discussion meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. The discussion is open to the public. • AA, Green & Growing will meet at 8 p.m. The closed discussion meeting (attendees must have a desire to stop drinking) will be at Troy View Church of God, 1879 Old Staunton Road, Troy. • AA, There Is A Solution Group will meet at 8 p.m. in Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, County Road 25-A, Ginghamsburg. The discussion group is closed (participants must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, West Milton open discussion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, rear entrance, 1209 S. Miami St. Non-smoking, handicap accessible. • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion meeting is open. A beginner’s meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. • Alternatives: Anger/Rage Control Group for adult males, 7-9 p.m., Miami County Shelter, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. • Mind Over Weight Total Fitness, 6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin St., Troy. Other days and times available. For

more information, call 339-2699. • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. New members welcome. For more information, call 335-9721. • Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at the Tin Roof restaurant. Guests welcome. For more information, call 478-1401. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 and meeting at 5:30 p.m. • Parenting Education Groups will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Learn new and age-appropriate ways to parent children. Call 339-6761 for more information. There is no charge for this program. • Narcotics Anonymous, Hug A Miracle, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy, use back door. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Sanctuary, for women who have been affected by sexual abuse, location not made public. Must currently be in therapy. For more information, call Amy Johns at 667-1069, Ext. 430 • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For more information, call 236-2273. • Pilates for Beginners, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus.

TUESDAY • Deep water aerobics will be offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • A teen support group for any grieving teens, ages 12-18 years in the greater Miami County area is offered from 6-7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings at the Generations of Life Center, second floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. There is no participation fee. Sessions are facilitated by trained bereavement staff and volunteers. Crafts, sharing time and other grief support activities are preceded by a light meal. • Quilting and crafts is offered from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First St., Tipp City. Call 667-8865 for more information. • Mothers of Preschoolers, a group of moms who meet to unwind and socialize while listening to information from speakers, meet the second and fourth Tuesday from 6:158:30 p.m. Single, married, working or stay-at-home moms are invited. Children (under 5) are cared for in MOPPETS. For more information, contact Michelle Lutz at 440-9417 or Andrea Stapleton at 339-8074. • The Miami Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene Street United Methodist Church, 415 W. Greene St., Piqua. All men interested in singing are welcome and visitors always are welcome. For more information, call 778-1586 or visit the group’s Web site at • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at Richards Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., Troy. Video/small group class designed to help separated or divorced people. For more information, call 335-8814. • AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 p.m., Dettmer’s Daniel Dining Room. • AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • AA, The Best Is Yet To Come Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, Tipp City Group, Zion Lutheran Church, Main and Third streets at 8 p.m. This is a closed discussion (participants must have a desire to stop drinking). • Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Sidney Group, Presbyterian Church, corner North and Miami streets, Sidney. • AA, 7 p.m. at Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Open discussion. • An Intermediate Pilates class will be from 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Women’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress

and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, Just For Tuesday, will meet at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. This is an open discussion. • Narcotics Anonymous, Unity Group, 7 p.m., Freedom Life Ministries Church, 9101 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Open discussion. • Public bingo, license No. 010528, will begin with early birds at 7 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 833, 17 W. Franklin St., Troy. Use the Cherry Street entrance. Doors open at 5 p.m. Instant tickets also will be available. • Public bingo — paper and computer — will be offered by the Tipp City Lumber Baseball organization from 7-10 p.m. at the West Milton Eagles, 2270 S. Miami St., West Milton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and concessions will be available. Proceeds will benefit the sponsorship of five Little League baseball teams. For more information, call 543-9959. • The Knitting Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Bradford Public Libary, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. All knitters are welcome or residents can come to learn. • DivorceCare will be every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Nazarene, State Route 55 and Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is open to men and women. For more information, call Patty at 440-1269 or Debbie at 3358397. • Christian 12-Step, 7-8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus.

WEDNESDAY • Skyview Wesleyan Church, 6995 Peters Road, Tipp City, will offer a free dinner at 6:15 p.m. Bible study will begin at 7 p.m. • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • The “Sit and Knit” group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358. • The Milton-Union Senior Citizens will meet the second and fourth Wednesday 1 p.m. at 435 Hamilton St., West Milton. Those interested in becoming members are invited to attend. Bingo and cards follow the meetings. • Grandma’s Kitchen, a homecooked meal prepared by volunteers, is offered every Wednesday from 56:30 p.m. in the activity center of Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton, one block west of State Route 48. The meal, which includes a main course, salad, dessert and drink, for a suggested donation of $6 per person, or $3 for a children’s meal. The meal is not provided on the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s. • The Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at the Troy Country Club, 1830 Peters Road, Troy. Non-members of Kiwanis are invited to come meet friends and have lunch. For more information, contact Bobby Phillips, vice president, at 335-6989. • The Troy American Legion Post No. 43 euchre parties will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 339-1564. • The Toastmasters will meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at American Honda to develop to help participants practice their speaking skills in a comfortable environment. Contact Eric Lutz at 332-3285 for more information. • AA, Pioneer Group open discussion will meet at 9:30 a.m. Enter down the basement steps on the north side of The United Church Of Christ on North Pearl Street in Covington. The group also meets at 8:30 p.m. Monday night and is wheelchair accessible. • AA, Serenity Island Group will meet at 8 p.m. in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion is open. • AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 p.m. for closed discussion, Step and Tradition meeting, in the 12 Step Room, Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Use the alley entrance, upstairs. • Al-Anon, Trinity Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Men’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and

anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • A Domestic Violence Support Group for Women will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16. E. Franklin St., Troy. Support for battered women who want to break free from partner violence is offered. There is no charge for the program. For more information, call 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Children’s Creative Play Group will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. School-age children will learn appropriate social interactions and free expression through unique play therapy. There is no charge for this program. More information is available by calling 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Spirit of Recovery, Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 9100 N. Main St., State Route 48, between Meijer and Samaritan North. For other meetings or information, call 252-6766 or (800) 589-6262, or visit the Web site at • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 236-2273. • A Pilates Beginners group matwork class will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 6678631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Safe People, 7-8:30 p.m., Ginghamsburg Church, SC/DC 104. Find guidance for making safe choices in relationships, from friendships to co-workers, family or romance. Learn to identify nurturing people as well as those who should be avoided. Call Roberta Bogle at 667-4678 for more information. • Boundaries, 7-8:30 p.m., Ginghamsburg Church, ARK 200. A 12-week video series using Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. Offers practical help and encouragement to all who seek a healthy, balanced life and practice in being able to say no. For more information, call Linda Richards at 667-4678. • The Troy Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. For more information, call 335-1923. • A free employment networking group will be offered from 8-9 a.m. each Wednesday at Job and Family Services, 2040 N. County Road 25A, Troy. The group will offer tools to tap into unadvertised jobs, assistance to improve personal presentation skills and resume writing. For more information, call Steven Kiefer at 570-2688 or Justin Sommer at 440-3465. • All Kiser High School alumni and friends are invited to the monthly meeting on the fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 200, 5046 Nebraska Ave., Huber Heights. Use the rear entrance. • The Tipp City Seniors offer line dancing at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

THURSDAY • The Upper Valley Medical Center Mom and Baby Get Together group will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. on Thursdays at the Farm House, located northwest of the main hospital entrance and next to the red barn on the UVMC campus. The meeting is facilitated by the lactation department. The group offers the opportunity to meet with other moms, share about being a new mother and to learn more about breastfeeding and the baby. For more information, call (937) 440-4906. • Dedicated Rescue Efforts for Animals in Miami County will meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday in April and May at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, at at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday in June, July and August at the Tipp City Library. • Deep water aerobics will be offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • An open parent-support group will be at 7 p.m. at Corinn’s Way Inc., 306 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Parents are invited to attend the Corinn’s Way Inc. parent support group from 7-8:30 p.m. each Thursday. The meetings are open discussion. • Tipp City Seniors gather to play cards prior to lunch every Thursday at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. At noon will be a carry-in lunch and participants should bring a covered dish and table service. On the third Thursday, Senior Independence offers blood pressure and blood sugar testing before lunch. For more information, call 667-8865. • Best is Yet to Come open AA meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity Episcopal

Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, Tri-City Group meeting will take place 8:30-9:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the former Dettmer Hospital. The lead meeting is open. For more information, call 335-9079. • AA, Spirituality Group will meet at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Troy. The discussion is open. • Health Partners Free Clinic will offer a free clinic on Thursday night at the clinic, 1300 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Registration will be from 5:30-7 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The clinic does not accept medical emergencies, but can refer patients to other doctors and can prescribe medication. Call 332-0894 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, NAIOU, 7:30 p.m., Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Preschool story hours will be from 10-11 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. • Weight Watchers, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Tipp City. For more information, call 552-7082.

FRIDAY • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • AA, Troy Friday Morning Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m. in the Salvation Army, 129 S. Wayne St., Piqua. Use parking lot entrance, held in gym. • Narcotics Anonymous, Clean and Free, 8 p.m., Dettmer Hospital, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Open discussion. Fellowship from 78 p.m. • A Pilates Intermediate group matwork class will be held from 9-10 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 667-2441. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Brethren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • A singles dance is offered every Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Christopher Club, Dixie Highway, Kettering, sponsored by Group Interaction. The dance is $6. For more information, call 640-3015 or visit • Christian Worship Center, 3537 S. Elm Tree Road, Christiansburg, hosts a Friday Night Bluegrass Jam beginning at 7 p.m. each Friday. Homemade meals are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Participants may bring instruments and join in. A small donation is requested at the door. For more information or directions, call 857-9090 or 631-2624.

SATURDAY • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Brethren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • Recovery Too Al-Anon meetings are offered at 8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Church, main campus, Room 117, S. County Road 25A, Tipp City. • AA, Men’s Meeting will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the new First Lutheran Church, corner of Washington Road and State Route 41. The meeting is closed (members must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, Troy Winners Group will meet at 8:30 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy for discussion. The meeting is open. • AA, Troy Beginners Group meets at 7 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. This is an open discussion meeting. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, meeting at 9 a.m., weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. • Pilates for Beginners (Introduction), 9:15-10:15 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Narcotics Anonymous, Saturday Night Live, 8 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St., Sidney. • Relapse Prevention Group, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at The Avenue, Room 504, at Ginghamsburg Main Campus, 6759 S. County Road 25A. • The Next Step, a worship celebration for people on the road to recovery, 7 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Main Campus Sanctuary, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • Baseball bingo will be offered from 7 p.m. until games are complete at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds help the youth baseball organization, a nonprofit. • The Tipp City Seniors eat out at area restaurants (sign up at the center) at 4:30 p.m. Card cames will be offered at the center for a $2 donation.



Sunday, April 21, 2013



‘Exorcist’ director revisits old demons in memoir BY DOUGLASS K. DANIEL AP Book Reviewer “The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir” (Harper), by William Friedkin: A self-made, scrappy professional reaches the top only to be brought down by conflicting desires and his own hubris. Amid the wreckage, he reconsiders what’s important to him and begins anew, success attainable once again but not at all certain. That sounds like the outline of a movie directed by William Friedkin, the Oscar winner behind “The French Connection” (1971), “The Exorcist” (1973) and more than a dozen other films plus plays and even operas. It’s also the theme of a page-turning memoir in which Friedkin revisits his victories and defeats while taking the blame for dropping the brass ring. If measured by ticket sales alone, Friedkin’s filmmaking career peaked in the early 1970s. His first nondocumentary, the Sonny and Cher oddity “Good Times,” was released in 1967. His most recent movie was 2011’s love-it-orhate-it shocker “Killer Joe.” That’s four years to reach the heights and nearly 40 years to ponder the fall from box-office grace. “I embody arrogance, insecurity and ambition that spur me on as they hold me back,” he writes. He later observes: “Every one of my films, plays and operas has been marked by conflict, sometime vindictive. The common denominator is me, so what does that tell you?” Friedkin’s memoir shows just how much talent and instinct need a boost from serendipity. The director turned to Gene Hackman to play the lead cop in “The French Connection” only after the studio refused to consider Jackie Gleason and when newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin proved to be out of his element. Yet Friedkin’s instincts also led him to sign up the relatively unknown Roy Scheider as Hackman’s partner and to put novice cinematographer Owen Roizman in charge of making the movie feel like a documentary. Getting the best-selling novel “The Exorcist” on the screen had similar moments of brilliance and good fortune. Friedkin signed and then paid off actor Stacy Keach so he could hire Jason Miller to play the faith-challenged priest. Audrey Hepburn would have played the mother had Friedkin been willing to shoot the film in Rome. Anne Bancroft would have come aboard had she not been pregnant. That allowed Ellen Burstyn a chance to persuade Friedkin to cast her in a career-defining role. Back-to-back hits made Friedkin wealthy and in demand and fueled his worst instincts. They were at the fore when he ran wildly over budget on “Sorcerer” (1977), a $20 million flop back then but a movie that deserves a reappraisal today. A huge question mark hovers over “Cruising,” a 1980 detective film set in New York’s gay bar scene. A controversial subject, no doubt, but what made Friedkin think that moviegoers wanted to enter that world? Mainly that he was leading them, a sign of the arrogance that helped sink him in Hollywood. Relatively few films followed. Only Friedkin, now 77, knows whether reliving the past can help exorcize any lingering demons.


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Texas woman self-publishes, hits best-seller lists SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — After a feverish month of inspiration, Colleen Hoover had finally fulfilled her dream of writing a book. With family and friends asking to read the emotional tale of first love, the married mother of three young boys living in rural East Texas and working 11-hour days as a social worker decided to digitally self-publish on Amazon, where they could download it for free for a week. “I had no intentions of ever getting the book published. I was just writing it for fun,” said Hoover, who uploaded “Slammed” a year ago in January. Soon after self-publishing, people she didn’t know were downloading the book even after it was only available for a fee. Readers began posting reviews and buzz built on blogs. Missing her characters, she self-published the sequel, “Point of Retreat,” a month later. By June, both books hit Amazon’s Kindle top 100 best-seller list. By July, both

were on The New York Times best-seller list for ebooks. Soon after, they were picked up by Atria Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint. By fall, she had sold the movie rights. “I wasn’t expecting any of this at all. And I’m not saying I don’t like it, but it’s taken a lot of getting used to,” said the 33-year-old Hoover, who quit her job last summer to focus on her career as an author. Hoover is both a story of self-published success in the digital age and of the popularity of so-called “New Adult” books, stories featuring characters in their late teens and early 20s. Others in the genre include Jamie McGuire’s “Beautiful Disaster” and J. Lynn’s “Wait for You.” The novels, which often have explicit material, are seen by publishers as a bridge between young adult novels and romance novels. “In a nutshell, they’re stories of characters in their formative year, when everything is new and fresh,” said Amy Pierpont, editorial

director of the Hachette Book Group’s “Forever” imprint, where “New Adult” best sellers include Jessica Sorensen and J.A. Redmerski. When Hoover finished her third book, “Hopeless,” in December, she initially turned down an offer from Atria and decided to digitally self-publish again. By January, that book too was a New York Times best-seller and she signed that month with Atria to publish the print version, but kept control of the electronic version. The paperback is set to come out in May. In February, Atria bought the digital and paperback rights to two upcoming books from Hoover: “This Girl,” the third installment in the “Slammed” series, set for release digitally later this month, and “Losing Hope,” a companion novel to “Hopeless” to be published digitally in July. Just last week, Hoover announced on her blog a new deal with Atria for two books to be released next year.

Johanna Castillo, vice president and senior editor at Atria, said she learned about Hoover while perusing book blogs. Checking out Hoover’s blog that details not only her burgeoning writing career but also her day-to-day life, Castillo became enchanted. Around the same time, Hoover’s agent, Jane Dystel, sent Hoover’s books to Castillo. “I read them and I liked them and we moved forward very quickly,” said Castillo. In a June post Hoover poignantly writes about being able to move from a single-wide mobile home to a real home. “Seven months ago, we were struggling to make ends meet,” she writes in the blog post. “Now, things are finally coming together and it’s all because of you guys. Every single person that spent a few bucks to buy a book that I wrote deserves a big THANK YOU from my whole family.” Hoover says a confluence

of events led to her writing “Slammed,” which tells the story of an 18-year-old girl who moves to a new state with her mother and brother after the sudden death of her father, falls for their 21year-old neighbor who has a love for slam poetry and soon makes a discovery that means they cannot be together. Inspiration for the book came from several directions. Hoover had recently gone to a concert of her favorite band, The Avett Brothers, and a line from one of their songs “Decide what to be and go be it” kept replaying in her head. Then one of her sons got a part in a community theater production that left her tinkering on her laptop during rehearsals, which included looking up videos of people performing slam poetry. That in turn led to her trying to find a book with a main character who was a slam poet. When she couldn’t find such a book, it occurred to her that she could write one herself.

by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry Books) 8. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 9. “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson (Reagan Arthur Books) 10. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishing Group) NONFICTION 1. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf) 2. “The Fast Metabolism Diet” by Haylie Pomroy (Harmony)

3. “Jesus Calling: Enjoy Peace in His Presence” by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers) 4. “It’s All Good” by Gwyneth Paltrow (Grand Central Publishing) 5. “The Duck Commander Family” by Willie Robertson (Howard Books) 6. “Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World” by Phil McGraw (Bird Street Books) 7. “StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath (Gallup Press) 8. “The FastDiet” by

Michael Mosley, Mimi Spencer (Atria Books) 9. “Give and Take” by Adam Grant (VikingBooks) 10. “Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits” by Joyce Meyer (FaithWords) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. “The Bet” by Rachel Van Dyken (Rachel Van Dyken) 2. “Daddy’s Gone A Hunting” by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) 3. “Damaged” by H.M. Ward (Laree Bailey Press) 4. “Six Years” by Harlan

Coben (Penguin Group) 5. “Unintended Consequences” by Stuart Woods (Penguin Group) 6. “Falling Into You” by Jasinda Wilder (Jasinda Wilder) 7. “A Memory of Light” by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson (TorBooks) 8. “Don’t Go” by Lisa Scottoline (St. Martin’s Press) 9. “The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult (Atrai/Emily Bestler Books) 10. “Fever” by Maya Banks (Penguin Group)

BESTSELLERS FICTION 1. “Daddy’s Gone A Hunting” by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) 2. “Don’t Go” by Lisa Scottoline (St. Martin’s Press) 3. “Starting Now” by Debbie Macomber (Ballantine Books) 4. “Unintended Consequences” by Stuart Woods (Putnam) 5. “Inferno” by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin’s Griffin) 6. “Six Years” by Harlan Coben (Dutton Books) 7. “Clockwork Princess”



Sunday, April 21, 2013


‘Burger Land’ dishes on best burgers NEW YORK (AP) — If you love a good burger, you might think George Motz has the best job ever. He crisscrosses the country as the host of Travel Channel’s new series “Burger Land,” looking for the best burgers in America. He consumed 70 burgers in the three months it took to shoot the first season, exercising regularly to accommodate his indulgence. Now he’s temporarily staying away from burgers to give his system a break. Still, he said in a recent interview, “I crave a burger every single day.” One thing he stressed, however, is that all burgers are not created equal. “One of the greatest dividing lines is the frozen patty versus the fresh meat burger,” said Motz. “It is very difficult for restaurants to keep fresh meat in the house, so the restaurants that are making hamburgers with fresh ground beef, it’s not easy and they’re doing the right thing.” He also says there’s a lot of regional variety in burgers. Here are a few of his favorites from different parts of the U.S. MISSISSIPPI “They have these things called the Slugburger or a doughburger. There’s actually some kind of breading mixed into the meat, which is a throwback to the Depression and meat-rationing during World War II, where people would have to put something into the meat to extend it, whether it was onions or day-old bread, to make the meat go further, and those burgers are still available in parts of the South, especially northern Mississippi.” NEW MEXICO “You have the green chile


This undated publicity image released by the Travel Channel shows George Motz, host of Travel Channel’s new series “Burger Land,” at El Rey De Las Fritas, a restaurant in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Fla. Motz crisscrosses the country looking for the best burgers in America. The series airs Mondays on the Travel Channel at 10 p.m. cheeseburger, (it) is a cheeseburger with green chile on top. They’re hot and they’re so good. You can only find them in West Texas, south Colorado and the entire state of New Mexico. It’s the state burger.” CONNECTICUT a phenomenon “There’s as the Steam known Cheeseburger. It’s a chunk of ground beef put into a steaming cabinet and the cheese is steamed right next to it and poured on like a molten goo. It’s very unique only to

Connecticut.” CALIFORNIA “If you’re in Los Angeles there’s Irv’s Burgers. If you’re new to Northern California, there’s a place called Val’s Burgers in Hayward. It’s unbelievable.” ILLINOIS “Chicago is a great burger town. People love to eat in Chicago and they’re not shy about expressing their love for food. They’ve got the famous Billy Goat. You’ve got to get the triple with cheese. Edzo’s is a

new place doing an old-school burger in Evanston and Lincoln Park, Ill. There’s the famous Kuma’s Corner in Chicago.” WASHINGTON, D.C. “There is a very famous place called the Tune Inn. The hamburger is unique because it’s a classic cheeseburger. No crazy toppings. You’re blocks from the Capitol building. There’s also Ben’s Chili Bowl. They’re very famous for their half-smoked with chili on top but the real reason to go there for me is to get the chili cheeseburger.”

TEXAS “Dallas has a good burger culture as well. There are a few places. One is called Keller’s. It’s a drive-in, (you) order a great burger and a beer from the driver’s seat of your car. That’s heaven to me. There’s also a great place called Jack’s Burger House with a few locations in the Dallas area. They’re Greek-owned and they have a Greek spice they put on the burger. “ “Burger Land” airs Mondays on the Travel Channel at 10 p.m. EST.

Baseball season brings hot-dog toppings that hit it out of the park BY JANET K. KEELER Tampa Bay Times At its essence, a hot dog is just a mild sausage in a bun. Nothing terribly complicated about that, until geographic preferences are considered, some so strong that they might bring dissenters to blows. A Jersey dog is deep-fried and piled with fried potatoes. In Cincinnati, they like them dripping with thin, spicy chili without

beans. Chicagoans pile on the toppings — mustard, sweet-pickle relish, onion, tomato, pickled sport peppers (hot yellow chilies), celery salt and a dill-pickle spear on a poppy-seed roll — and hope they don’t tumble out and down the front of their shirts. Out West, just about anything goes, including nacho cheese and avocado. We are thinking about hot dogs because baseball season is now in full swing. Our Pavlovian response

to the crack of the bat is a hot dog piled with toppings, a cold beer and peanuts. The drippier the toppings, the sturdier the bun needs to be. Some ideas, inspired by and other Internet recipe sites, to get you started: Southwest Dog: Wrapped in bacon and grilled; topped with pinto beans, tomato, onion, avocado and cilantro. Reuben Dog: Sauerkraut

heated with caraway seeds, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing and dill-pickle chips. Fugetaboutit Dog: Sauteed peppers (red and green), onions and garlic stewed with diced tomatoes. Cuban Dog: Swiss cheese, mustard and dill pickles. Crunchy-Corn Dog: Chili beans, shredded cheddar, pickled jalapenos and crushed Fritos. Far-East Dog: Brush with

hoisin or plum sauce before grilling. Garnish with sliced cucumbers, scallions, cilantro and more sauce. Guacamole Dog: Guacamole, sour cream, diced tomatoes and onions. BBQ Dog: Brush dogs with barbecue sauce before grilling, then top with coleslaw. Real Hot Dog: Shredded jalapeno jack cheese and sliced pickled jalapenos.


Garrett, Karns to marry TROY — Sarah Garrett and Thomas J. Karns, both of Troy, announce their engagement and plans to marry. She is the daughter of Ron Garrett and Kathleen Kanitz of Dublin, Denece Muncy of Marion and Brian Kavanaugh of Cardington. He is the son of Tom and Cindy Karns of Dublin, and Jodell Karns and Tom Nick of Troy. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Dublin Coffman High School, and 2011 graduate of The Ohio State University

with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. She is a credit representative at Hobart Service, Troy. Her fiance is a 2003 graduate of Troy High School. He is a department manager at Lowe’s, Troy. They plan an April 27, 2013, wedding.



Steven Neal Meier, 27, of 7275 S. County Road 25A, Tipp City, to Kimberly Anne Riber, 27, of same address. Jarrod Bryce Applegate, 34, of 4129 Bridlegate Way, Dayton, to Brittany Liegh Weekly, 27, 1411 McKaig Ave., Troy. Mitchell Lee Arnett, 25, of 2228 Deerfield Xing, Piqua, to Michelle Louise Juhlin, 22, of same address. Roger Allen Lykes, 47, of 611 Linwood Drive, Troy, to Jennifer Ellen Sorrell, 47, of same address. Patrick Brendan Benasutti, 28, of 19 Bronte Way, Apt. 31D, Marlborough, Mass., to Samantha Joe Abare, 23, of same address. Nicholas Steven Cain, 23, of 606 W. North St., Piqua, to Davee Leanne DeMarcus, 20, of same address. Brennan Francis Callahan, 22, 857 N. Willow

Glen Ave., Tipp City, to Amanda Camacho, 21, of same address. Simon Cole Smith, 29, of 103 N. Main St., Casstown, to Cindi Anne Moore, 20, of same address. David Allen Wintrow, 44, of 106 S. Miami St., Apt.2, West Milton, to Michelle Lee Manzo, 38, of same address. Kenneth William Miller Sr., 49, of 2465 County Road 181, Ironton, to Amber Lynn Rutt, 30, of 111 Walnut St., Ludlow Falls. William Ray Grove, 27, of 641 Park Ave., Piqua, to Megan Ashley Heatherly, 27, of same address. Cuong Ngoc Tu, 25, of 777 Branford Road, Troy, to Vien Thi Lam Nguyen, 26, of same address. Thomas Jeffrey Karns, 27, of 1580 Cheshire Road, Apt. 9B, Troy, to Sarah Renee Garrett, 24, of same address.





April 21, 2013


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Rate falls to 3.41% WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell closer this week to their historic lows, making homeownership more affordable and refinancing more attractive. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate for the 30-year fixed loan dipped to 3.41 percent from 3.43 percent last week. That’s not far from the 3.31 percent rate reached in November, which was the lowest on records dating to 1971. The average rate on the 15-year fixed mortgage slipped to 2.64 percent from 2.65 percent the previous week. That nearly matches the record low of 2.63 percent, also reached in November. Low mortgage rates are helping drive a housing recovery that began last year. Sales of new and previously occupied homes are up this year, prices are rising and builders broke ground on homes in March at the fastest annual pace in nearly five years.

BY MARY CAROL GARRITY Scripps Howard News Service It happens every year. There’s always an unseasonably warm day toward the end of winter when I lose my head. I tell myself that winter is over and it’s time to get my porch ready for outdoor living. I sweep the floor, uncover the furniture, pull the cushions from the basement and spend hours accessorizing my outdoor retreat. Then it snows. Even though I know I’m starting too early, I just can’t help myself. Having my screened porch ready for summer makes me so darn happy because this special outdoor room is one of my favorite spots. This summer, turn your outdoor space into a retreat. Here are my essentials for a perfect porch to get you started. Comfort is king when it comes to my outdoor seating. I know I’ve hit the mark when I get home from work on warm summer evenings and find my husband zonked


This summer, turn your outdoor space into a retreat. on the daybed, resting up before he makes dinner Before you put one chair, chaise, daybed or settee on your porch, make sure it’s sink-into wonderful, so inviting you can hardly wait to kick your shoes off, tuck your feet up under you and settle

in for a while. My porch is a size that is best suited for intimate gatherings. Instead of forcing it to accommodate more guests than it can really handle, I’ve opted to furnish it to seat four people comfortably. Right now, in one

corner I have an antique daybed that’s big enough to hold one sleeping husband and his two sleeping cats. Across from that stand two comfy wicker chairs. If we want to expand our party, we • See PORCH on C2


Beware of ‘creative’ descriptions of homes BY EMMET PIERCE It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of buying a home, but beware of the misleading or dishonest things real estate agents say to make a sale. In the competitive world of residential real estate, facts often are spun to generate interest. Insiders call it “puffing.” Agents can be held responsible for telling outright lies, but there is plenty of leeway to stretch the truth. Why say a house is small or cramped when you can describe it as cozy? If it has worn carpet and a leaking roof, a creative agent may describe it as “rustic” or “quaint.” Rhonda Duffy, an agent with Duffy Realty in Atlanta, says using “fluffy language” to describe a home is common. “No seller wants us to say, ‘This is the ugliest house you’ve ever seen, but I am sure it will suit somebody.’” When an agent tells you a home is in excellent condition, be cautious. Perhaps it’s true, but the term is used so often that it has little real meaning. Agents have plenty of horror stories about competitors who lured them and their clients to undesirable homes with grandiose descriptions. Kristie Weiss, a real estate agent in State College, Pa., recently visited a perfect-looking home only to find that a plumbing problem was sending water from the kitchen sink into the basement. “It may look pristine,” Weiss says. “The floors are gorgeous, and there are brand-new countertops and cabinets, but it needs a new heating system (or) it needs a new roof.” She recommends having a professional inspection before making an offer on any home, regardless of the appearance or an agent’s glowing description. For some homebuyers, the ultimate dream is a house within sight of the ocean. In coastal cities, agents are quick to mention ocean views, even if they are obscured. In San Diego, longtime real

estate agent Gary Kent, with Keller Williams Realty, says it’s not unusual for house hunters to visit such homes, only to wind up asking sellers to point out where the ocean is. Kent says the answers often go something like this: “See that tree? Look a little bit to the left. That blue stuff is water.” Hawaii real estate agent Randy L. Prothero recalls taking a client to see such a home. “I took him to this property, and if you stood on the roof with a 30-foot ladder, you might see the ocean through the trees,” he recalls. That kind of exaggeration may bring people out, but it won’t close the deal, he adds. “I find that really annoying. It wastes everybody’s time.” Kitchen upgrades can raise the value of older homes. Owners install modern appliances and granite countertops to spruce things up. The problem is that the term “remodeled” can be loosely interpreted. “I tell the truth in my listings,” Weiss says. “I will not say ‘completely remodeled kitchen’ if it is only new appliances, but there are a lot of agents out there who do.” One phrase to watch out for is “a kitchen with everything within reach,” she adds. That’s agent-speak for really, really small. You’d think something as easy to define as a two-car garage would be difficult to exaggerate. Unfortunately, it’s common for agents to attempt to pass off a large one-car garage as adequate for two vehicles. Weiss says the widespread use of large SUVs makes it important to make sure the home you’re buying truly has enough space for your cars. “A good buyer’s agent should say, ‘Pull your cars in the garage, let’s make sure they fit.’” Fixer-uppers can provide wonderful opportunities for buying homes at bargain prices. If you’re handy with a hammer and don’t mind making multiple trips to the hardware store, this may be the house for you. It also could turn out to be a money pit.¬

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Porch outdoor room includes a great service piece. Years ago, I moved an inexpensive wooden hutch onto my porch, nestling it against the wall, protected from any rain that might blow in. Other than needing a fresh coat of paint every once in a while, that valiant hutch has handled the elements beautifully. Depending on how I want to entertain, it can serve as a bar, a buffet or both. Best of all, it also gives me lots of lovely shelves I can dress up with seasonal decorations. If I could, I would eat every meal of the day on my porch during spring, summer and fall. I’ve arranged my porch differently through the years, sometimes outfitting it with a dining table large enough for a dinner party. Right now, I’m big on dining on trays when it’s just me and my husband for dinner. We can either place the trays on the coffee table or on our laps. I like how

■ CONTINUED FROM C1 can easily pull out extra chairs from the house. Or I can shuffle things around a bit and bring out a dining table for a candlelight meal. When you’re contemplating what type of seating you want, decide how you will use it most often. If it’s open-air, do you want chaises where you can sun yourself? Do you need a sectional that will seat several guests? If you are the queen of the backyard barbecue, should you reserve plenty of space for a dining table? Once you’ve defined your priorities for the space, create a scale floor plan so you know how much furniture, and what sizes, will fit comfortably. I rarely see porches that lack seating. But I often see porches that don’t include a spot to serve food and drinks. Since imbibing in good food and drink is essential for finding bliss on your porch, be sure your


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Soap dispenser can ‘clean up’ the look of your kitchen BY ED DEL GRANDE Scripps Howard News Service Q: I would like to add a soap dispenser to my stainless-steel kitchen sink, but my husband says that we don’t have a hole in the sink rim for him to install one. Not giving up, I wanted to check with you on this matter. Is it possible to drill the proper hole needed for a soap dispenser in our existing sink? My husband is pretty handy and I’m tired of having soap bottles falling into my kitchen sink. — Jean, New York state A: A soap dispenser can be a nice addition to any kitchen. Basically, it’s a fancy soap bottle where the soap reservoir is hidden under the sink. As you mentioned, 9 N. Market St., Troy, Ohio


Beautiful ranch 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with living room & family room. Cathedral ceilings, master suite with walk in closet. 2 car garage, deck, pool & new roof in 2012. Pergola over back patio, great for entertaining. Come see this beautiful home. $175,000. Dir: St Rt 48 (N. Main) to L on Sweet Potato Ridge Rd., R on Old Mill Rd., R on Heckman Dr., R on Warner Dr. Hosted by:

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Situated on a quiet cul-desac in Willow Creek Sub. Plenty of room in this 2 story home with living room, family room, formal dining, kitchen & half bath on main level. 4 spacious bedrooms upstairs with 2 full baths. Full semi finished basement with 1/2 bath. Enjoy the large patio leading to the nice back yard with 10x12 storage shed. Wonderful location. Dir: Meadow Point to N on Brookmeade.

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Luxurious 4 bedroom, 3 bath ranch with approx. 3600 sq. ft. of living space. Great room with vaulted ceilings & stone fireplace, open to the spacious kitchen with maple cabinets with breakfast area. This home has a split bedroom floor plan. The master suite has dual sinks, soaking tub & shower & walk in closet The finished lower level features a bar are with fridge & cabinets to enter tain in your private theater room. French doors lead you into a play room or exercise room with daylight windows, a 4th bedroom for guests with full bath. Dir: Peters Pike to W on Kessler-Cowlesville to Rosewood Creek.

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steel kitchen sinks. These bits can be expensive and a little tricky to work with, so it’s best to call a licensed plumber for this job. Usually the homeowner can purchase the soap dispenser. Then the plumber will perform a basic service call to drill the hole and install the dispenser. When it’s empty, you can easily remove the dispenser bottle from under the sink and refill with liquid soap.

UpNorth Construction • New Construction within walking distance of downtown Tipp City, City Park and shopping. Great Floor Plan, 1st Floor Master, 2 Story Great Room with Open Stair Case, Kitchen with large center island. This Builders' Model is a Must See - Anderson Windows, Granite Tops, Full Unfinished Basement, Secluded Lot with trees & creek. Dir: I75 to east on ST Rt 571, L on Hyatt, L on Kyle, L on Bowman.

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130 S. OXFORD ST. Inviting “craftsman” style home in Southwest Historical District. Large, spacious roms, beautiful stained glass windows. $149,900. Dir: Main St. to left on Oxford.

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Quality 4 bedroom ranch. Great room open to dining area & kitchen. Split bedroom floor plan, study with built ins, private deck, SS appliances & nicely landscaped. You’ll like it! $181,900. Dir: I75 to Exit 74, E on St Rt 41, L on N. Dorset, L on Banbury. Visit this home at:

Low maintenance ranch. Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 full bath with living room, large eat in kitchen, family room & 2 car garage. 1744 sq. ft. with neutral interior, brick & vinyl exterior. Easy access to I-75 & YMCA. $149,900. Dir: I-75 to Exit 69, N on 25A, L on Monroe Concord, L on Redbud. Visit this home at:




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620 KITRINA, UNIT E. Second floor condo with private balcony. Seller has painted living room and hall. Each bedroom has a separate sink and toilet but bathtub is shared. Detached one car garage. Ready for you to move into. $79,900.

Just Listed! First Time Open! Come & tour this wonderful property. Centrally located & waiting just for you! Offering 3 beds, 2.5 baths, great curb appeal, large FR with WB fireplace, nice size living room & awesome fenced back yard. Many major updates including newer roof, furnace, gutters, downspouts & water heater! Home Warranty provided by sellers. Priced to sell at $129,900. Dir: 25A to Monroe Concord to Magnolia to Wisteria.


7630 ZERBER 3 bed, 2 bath ranch with a 20x40 pole barn & a 16x20 shed sitting on over 1 acre. Some updates include 2012 water softener, shed 2011, landscaping 2010, bathroom, water heater, leech field, septic tank & roof 2007, carpet, dishwasher, 2005 sidewalk. Home also has whole house generator 5500 btu bought in 2011. All this for a fantastic price of $117,900. Dir: 721 N through Bradford, L on Childrens Home Bradford, R on Zerber.

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245 S. DORSET ST. Great 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, formal living, dining room, eat-in kitchen & family room with fireplace, hardwood floors, newer furnace-A/C, roof & sheeting, siding & foam board. Beautiful landscaping. $156,900.

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Garden. But that doesn’t mean renting heavy equipment to churn up the dirt. “Never till with a rotary tiller,” Cosby said at a seminar on “Gardening on a Shoestring” put on by the Memphis Area Master Gardeners. The best way to improve soil is to observe how nature creates fertile places, he said. “How many bags of leaves do you find in a forest?” he asked. “There’s no leaf removal in the forest. Its soil depends on annual leaf cover.” Decaying leaves, grasses and other organic materials in forests and grasslands contribute to development of a web of vital fungi and bacteria that 90 percent of plants need to thrive. “To grow a good garden, you don’t need to learn soil science,” Cosby said. “Just add an inch of compost to the top of the soil after each harvest.” In their book, with “Teaming Microbes: A Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web” (Timber Press),” Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis report: “A teaspoon of good garden soil, as measured by microbial geneticists, contains a billion invisible bacteria, several yards of invisible fungal filaments, several thousand protozoa and a few dozen nematodes.” It’s what’s called “living soil.” Each cubic foot of living, healthy soil is also home to about 50 earthworms, which shred organic materi-

als and deposit their nutrient-dense castings. This living web of interconnected organisms is destroyed when soil is tilled. Salt-based synthetic fertilizers such as those with three numbers — like 13-13-13 — Miracle Gro and others also kill off portions of it. “If you are spraying pesticides and using fertilizers like Miracle Gro, you are dissuading the fungi,” Cosby said. Lowenfels and Lewis write: “Rototilling breaks up fungal hyphae (filaments), decimates worms and rips and crushes arthropods. It destroys soil structure and eventually saps soil of necessary air.” So what’s the best way of dealing with the rock-hard clay many gardeners struggle with, especially those whose property was scraped and leveled for new construction? “With gray clay, raised beds and patience are your friends,” Cosby said. Instead of engaging in backbreaking work to change the texture of all your compacted soil, it’s easier and more beneficial to create a comfy place for plants by gently loosening the soil with a spading fork and then piling 6 to 8 inches of homemade soil mixes on top of the hard surface. For shady woodland areas, Cosby uses a mix of one part leaf compost, one part finely shredded pine bark sold as soil conditioner and one part coarse builders’ sand.

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STOVE, 4 year old, white Tappan ceramic top, $300. 4 year old white Tappan under cabinet microwave, $100. Old Amana upright 15 cu.ft. freezer, $50. Table for Thomas Trains with storage drawer, $100. (937)778-1314.

545 Firewood/Fuel

FIREWOOD, half cord for $49. 5 cords available. (937)216-8012.

MOWER, TORO Personal Pace, aluminum deck, mulcher, rear bagger, or side discharge, still under warranty, excellent condition, $350, (937)335-3646

583 Pets and Supplies

FREE BOXERS 2 females, 6 years old, would like to keep together, need fenced yard (937)875-0701

KITTENS: Free, 8 weeks old, Orange, Black & Tiger, litter box trained. Very friendly, well socialized. (937)875-5432

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REVOLVER, Taurus model 941 .22 magnum, 4" stainless barrel, $375, (937)564-3433 between 6pm and 9pm only.

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KERNS FIREPLACE & SPA 5217 Tama Road, Celina 419-363-2230 4147 Elida Road, Lima 419-224-4656

DRYER, Kenmore Elite, $75 Amana large capacity washer, $75. Kenmore smooth top electric stove, $75. Beautiful Brunswick 4'x8' slate pool table, stained glass billiard light and all accessories, (new $3300), will sell for $1500. (937)418-2650 or (937)778-9389 for info.

LIFT CHAIR, lift/ recline chair (Best Home furnishings), controls for full recline/ lifting, used 3 months, perfect condition, $800, (937)492-2201

570 Lawn and Garden

CRAFTSMAN LAWN tractor, 15.5 HP, 42" mower, Briggs and Stratton engine, very good condition, $295 (937)440-8783

805 Auto

2003 MERCURY, Grand Marquis LE, 1 owner, non smoker, 103k miles, asking $4800obo, (937)658-0690

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2000 ROCKWOOD Popup camper, air, heat, sink, indoor/outdoor cook top, 3 way frig, front queen, new tires, very good condition little use, $2500 (937)478-0726

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REGIONAL RUNS HOME WEEKLY .40¢ - .42¢/ Mile ~ ALL MILES Class A CDL + 1 Year OTR Exp


Machine Operators Assembly Inspection START IMMEDIATELY! *************************** Staffmark is hiring to support Nitto Denko. Apply Day of Event, Online Or call 937-335-0118

877-844-8385 We Accept

500 - Merchandise


Our dynamic, patient loving, team oriented practice has an opening for a registered dental hygienist. Our office is the dental home for many wonderful patients who understand hygiene is part of their overall health. We take a compassionate, non-lecture approach to patient care.

Troy Daily News

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BERNINA AURARA 430, new sewing machine with embroidery attachment. Antique 3 piece full/double bedroom suite, (937)492-2396

FILING CABINET, Hon like new locking 4 drawer, putty color. 8'x30" heavy duty grey folding table. (937)498-1117 daily 10am-6pm.


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MONDAY, APRIL 29, 3:00 PM ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES of INTEREST: Walnut 2 pc cupboard w/ glass doors; pie safe w/ 12 pierced tin panels; slant top coffee box; Oak: Knock-down wardrobe, dresser & more; depression vanity & 2 chandeliers; 5 rockers; trunk; unique wooden table top telephone; crocks, jugs, bowls; swan butter mold; gas iron; copper wash boiler; tire ash trays; S.T.& P.Ry brass routing badge for Casstown & Thackery; 1960’s scrapbook of Casstown Fire Dept; Braun’s 50 lb tin & other local pcs; Civil War era brass snuff box; CI lion bank; clown jack-in-the-box; 5 doll babies; cradle; games; Am Flyer train set; child’s roll top desk; 8 quilts; quilt frame; carded buttons; Virginia Rose china; Haviland Blue Garland china for 16; china & glassware; Childs’ tea set, boxed; JD Care & Repair of Farm Machinery; McGuffey readers & old school books; school slate; WWII canteen & hats; 3 Oriental reproduction swords; 1960’s Zenith radio & more! LONGABERGER: Baskets: 1984 Gathering basket & others w/ signatures; JW Miniature Collector Club 11 pcs; Generation; Snowflake; Holiday Cheer; Horizon of Hope; Troy Strawberry Festival & many more; Fruit Medley pitcher & bowl. Complete listing on web. HOME FURNISHINGS: Very nice La-Z-Boy pillow back couch & matching recliner; Howard Miller grandmother clock; Amish mantle style heater; maple table & 4 chrs; older maple chest of drws & vanity w/ mirror; 10 drw dresser base & others; KS bed; cedar chest & wardrobe; 5 pc rattan Florida rm furniture; wicker loveseat & chair; porch swing; 4 nice Sunshade metal lawn chairs; KA K6-A mixer & toaster oven; Remembrance flatware for 8; Silk Blossom dinner ware for 8; blue Fire King bowls & kitchen items; card table & chrs; Hallmark Keepsake ornaments; even more. TOOLS, ETC: Nice variety of small elec hand tools; lawn & garden items; Ryobi chain saw/edger; Hobart welding hats, leather apron & gloves; galvanized sprinkling can; wash tub ; coal bucket; camp lantern; pipe clamps; 2 wheel cart; sled & more! NOTE: This is a partial listing of a nice event. Photos & details at

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2003 DODGE RAM 1500

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With one of these local trucking companies who are now hiring! CLASS A DRIVERS NEEDED DEDICATED ROUTES THAT ARE HOME DAILY!! Excellent opportunity for CDL Class A Drivers with 2 years’ experience. Dedicated runs that will get you home daily! All loads are drop & hook or no touch freight. Looking for both part time & full time Drivers. To qualify for these positions you must have 2 years’ experience with a clean MVR. We reward our drivers with excellent benefits such as medical, dental, vision & 401K with company contribution. In addition to that we also offer quarterly bonuses, paid holidays and vacations. To apply please contact Dennis


or email

* Increased mileage pay for LOADED and EMPTY miles *Increased detention pay *Increased stop pay * 4 weeks vacation/year * Home Weekly (Terminal in Sidney) * Health, Dental, Vision * Dependable Equipment

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Smail Trucking LLC is looking for OTR drivers for van freight. No touch. No HazMat, No NYC. 42¢ all miles.


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$9997 and under ALLL UNDER UND NDER R 10,000 00 $

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2002 Chrsyler PT Cruiser

Payments P ayments ments As Low ow As

1 1999 Buick Century

2004 Dodge Stratus

4 dr., dr., V6, only 85K Miles C12463B

4 Dr., Dr., Auto, A/C, only 85K Miles, C13221A

$4997 $ 4997*


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2003 Chrsyler er Town Country T own & Count try

2008 Chev Chev.. Im Impala mpala LS

7-Pass, 7-P ass, Rear A/C, D13364A D13 3364A

High Miles, Low Price, Super Clean, C13 C13209B 3209B

1983 AMER A CJ7

2002 Nissan Xterra XE

Leather, Moonroof Leather, Moonroof,, Chrome e Wheels, U3615A

Rooff Rack, Nerf Bars, T Tow ow o Pkg., U3650A


Auto, V6, Highly Highly Modified H Modified for for Auto, I-6, Off-Road Use, U3586 U3586 Off -Roa ad Use, Off-Road

$5997 7*

$5997 97*

$6997 $69 997*

$6997 $ 6997*

2004 Jeep Grand Cherok kee Cherokee

2005 Buick Lesabre Les

2000 0 Chevy Silverado Silve erado LS

2003 200 03 F Ford ord Ranger

Ext Cab, 4x4 4x4, 5.3 V8, Alloy ow o Pkg., J13293B Wheels, T Tow

Ext. Cab, V6, Automatic, Ext. Chr rome Wheels, U3726 Chrome

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

5.9 Limited, High Output Limited ed Production, New Tires, U3723 3


2004 Chrsyler T Town own n Touring & Country T ouring Leather, 7-Pass, Leather, 7-Pass, only 86K Miles, C13163A


2003 Dodge Dakota a SL LT SLT Ext. Cab, V6, Auto, A/C, Only 79K, U3722

V8, 4x4, Special Ed ition, Edition, U3652A

4 Dr., Dr., 3.8 V6, PW Seat, U3721 1

$7997 7*

$7997 97*

$7997 $7 997*

$7997 $ 7997*

2003 Dodge e Durango

1988 Ma Mazda azda RX7 7

2005 Chr Chrysler rysler PT GT GT

2007 Chrysler 2 PT Cruiser

4x4, SL SLT, LT, 3rd Seat V8, 8, New Tires, Only 84K Miles, U3731

Black Convertible, e, Must See U3653 3

$8497 7*

$8997 97*

2005 T Toyota o oyota Camry Ca amry Solara

2005 Dodge ge Ram 1500 SL SLT SLT

Convertible, e, Auto, Leather Leather,, Loaded, ed, U3677

$8997 $8 997*

2004 J Jeep eep Grand Cherokee Cherok kee Laredo

Auto, o, A/C, Only 77K Miles U3584A

$8997 $ 8997*

200 2004 04 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT GT

2 Dr Dr., ., V6, Loaded, J13363A J13 3363A

Hemi, Automatic, c, Long Bed To ool Box, U3729 Tool U3

V8, 4x4, Spec. ec. Edition, U3685

Turbo, T urbo, Black, Chrome Chro Wheels, On nly 66K Miles, U3686 Only


$8997 7*

$8997 97*

$8997 $8 997*

$8997 $ 8997*

2006 Chev Chev.. Silverado 1500

2006 Dodge Grand rand Caravan SXT XT

2007 Chr Chrysler rysler PT Cruiser iser

2006 6 Chrysler Pacifica Pacifica a

2008 8 Dodge Caliber

Ext. Cab, S SS S Wheels, Nerff Bars, New Tires, D12544B B

7-Pass, 7-P ass, Rear A/C, DVD D Player, Player, U3628A

Only 65K Miles, One Owner Owne 6A C13146A

Only 61K Miles, M One Owner Owner,, New Bra akes, D13320A Brakes,

Alloy oy Wheels, Wheel PW PW,, PL, Automatic omatic T ransmissi ransmission, Transmission, A Only A/C Only,, U3663C


$8997 7*

$8997 97*

$9497 $9 497*

$9997 $9 9997*

2009 Ford Ford F Focus ocu us SE

2006 Do Dodge odge SLT Durango o SL LT

2005 200 5 Dodge Dura ango SLT SL LT Durango

2005 Jeep Liberty

4x4 Renegade Pkg., D13341A 4x4, 1A

4 Dr Dr., ., Auto, A/C, PW PW, W, PL U3680B


$9997 7*

V8, 3rd Row Sea Seat, at, T Tow ow Pkg. D13085B 5B

$9998 $9997 98 7**

V8, 3rd R Row Seat, Hemi, Leather, Leather r, DVD, U3709

2009 200 9 Chevy Impala

$9997 $9998 $9 998 7*

$9998 $9 $9997 9998 7*

4 Dr Dr., .,, V6, PW PL, C13151A C A


**Example: C12463B 99 BUICK $4997 x 66 mo @ 4.75% with approved credit. Not all buyers will qualify. Tax, title and document fees are extra. *Tax, *T Tax, titl title, and license nse fee are ar extra *Tax, title and license fee are extra.


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