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Newton student in custody Pipe bomb materials found in eighth-grader’s backpack BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer

suspended and may face expulsion after assistant principal Steve Fisher found more than books in his backpack at school on A Newton Junior High School Thursday. eighth-grade student has been According to the Miami County

PLEASANT HILL Sheriff ’s Office’s Chief Deputy Dave Duchak, a 14-year-old male student has been charged with one count of possession of dangerous ordnance and two counts of drug abuse, after officials found materials consistent with manufacturing a pipe bomb in his book bag.

Miami County Sheriff’s Office school resource officer Todd Cooper was summoned to the school at 1 p.m. Thursday and assisted in the investigation, which is still ongoing. Duchak said the contents of the book bag were “textbook components for a pipe bomb,” but he also

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Aquatic park ready to open BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer

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Girl Scouts under scrutiny Long a lightning rod for conservative criticism, the Girl Scouts of the USA are now facing their highest-level challenge yet: An official inquiry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. See Page 7.

Mining boom in Haiti? Its capital is blighted with earthquake rubble. Its countryside is shorn of trees, chopped down for fuel. And yet, Haiti’s land may hold the key to relieving centuries of poverty, disaster and disease. See Page 11.

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Students from Troy City Schools visit the Miami County Fairgrounds Friday, where Miami East High School FFA students hosted their annual Ag Day. Several educational stations and demonstrations were available to children, including a “how to milk a cow” stop with Bair-Trax Dairy Farm of Elizabeth Township. Here, CaVerion Marsh from Jessica Bruns’ kindergarten class at Cookson Elementary School is assisted by Annette Bair with milking a jersey.

Where food comes from Youngsters learn farming fundamentals BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer It was “shear madness” at the Miami County Fairgrounds as local students watched a professional sheep shearer have a “wooly good time” letting the fur fly on Friday. Troy City Schools and Miami East Elementary kindergarten and firstgraders had some “sheep thrills” watching Gregg Fogle, of Richwood, gave lambs a shave as part of the annual FFA Ag Day festivities. Fogle was a guest of Miami East High School senior and FFA member Emily Johnson, who raises club lambs on her parent’s farm. “My favorite part of Ag Day was when he cut the sheep’s hair off,” said Anika Hurley, a kindergarten student at Concord Elementary. “Wool feels very soft,” said Payton Vitangel, a Concord Elementary

MIAMI COUNTY kindergartner. “That machine was taking its coat off now that it’s warm.” The man with the clippers was professional sheep shearer Fogle, who shears more than 4,000 lambs a year, clipping the hair, or wool, as it’s more commonly known, as part of his agriculture career. Fogle shared sheep shearing facts as he also demonstrated how sheep were shorn before electricity. “How many of you would like to turn this all day,” Fogel asked the youngsters as Johnson and other FFA members took turns quickly turning a hand-cranked clippers. “Wool makes clothes and warm hats,” said Lainey Freeman, a kindergarten student at Concord Elementary. Fogle is the herdsman of brood

cattle and manages more than 60 ewes for The Ohio State University. Fogle is a professional shearer, competing at state and national competition and once cleared a lamb of its wool in 41 seconds. Students also got a chance at milking dairy cows, petting market pigs and learning facts about how food is produced from the FFA members at each station. “It’s great to be able to teach kids that aren’t from a farm where their food comes from,” said Shelby Roach, a sophomore in the Miami East FFA. Roach taught children how soybeans grow and what food and products soybeans are a part of at the supermarket. The FFA students prepared lesson plans and games to showcase the hard work and planning it takes to run America’s farms to provide food.

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With the unofficial start of summer — Memorial Day weekend — a couple weeks away, Troy Aquatic Park is ready for residents to make a splash. “It’s currently full of water and ready to go,” said Carrie Slater, assistant director of recreation for the city of Troy. The pool opens at 11:30 a.m. May 26. Troy Aquatic Park, 460 W. Staunton Drive, boasts three water slides, a diving board, a heated baby pool and other amenities. The deadline to purchase discounted season passes ended May 11. As of midafternoon Friday, 239 passes had been sold. About 500 season passes are purchased every year. “I’d say we’re ahead of schedule compared to what we sold last year,” Slater said. Membership fees have risen slightly this year, though daily prices are the same. Fees for season memberships and programs including swim lessons, water aerobics and more can be paid online at They also may be purchased at the Troy Recreation Department at Hobart Arena.

TAP PRICES Season Passes • Family — $210 • Adult — $115 • Student — $90 • Senior citizen — $81 One-day pass • Ages 6-59 — $5 • Ages 60 and up — $4 • Ages 3-5 — $2.50 • Ages 2 and under — Free

Secretary of state expresses optimism about Ohio’s future BY WILL E SANDERS Ohio Community Media

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted was enthusiastically welcomed to the Piqua Country Club on Friday by Sunday a crowd of about 100 people Storms High: 70° representing area chamLow: 55° bers of commerce and members of the Helping Complete weather Young Professional Emerge information on Page 11. group. He was in town primarily to discuss the state Home Delivery: of Ohio’s economy. 335-5634 Husted, elected as the Classified Advertising: state’s 53rd secretary of (877) 844-8385 state in 2010, previously served as a member of the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives 6 74825 22406 6 and as Ohio Speaker of the

PIQUA House from 2005 to 2009. During his 30-minute address, Husted delivered a message with a theme that Ohio’s best days are not behind it and that better days are not that far away. “As you look at Ohio’s economy, we have been through a lot over the years,” Husted told the audience. “You lived it, you know that. … But we have seen growth in things like trade, transportation, utilities and manufacturing OHIO COMMUNITY MEDIA PHOTO/MIKE ULLERY over the recent months.” Ohio Secretary of State John Husted speaks to a group of area business profesHusted said Ohio is sionals at the Piqua Country Club Friday. The event was sponsored by “Helping Young Professionals Emerge,” in conjunction with the Chambers of Commerce in • See HUSTED on 2 Piqua, Troy and Tipp City.

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BUSINESS ROUNDUP • The Troy Elevator The grain prices listed below are the closing prices of Friday. Corn Month Bid Change May 6.0600 -0.0650 N/C 12 4.7500 -0.0200 J/F/M 13 4.9200 -0.0200 Soybeans May 13.7600 -0.4925 N/C 12 12.6600 -0.3775 J/F/M 13 12.8100 -0.3400 Wheat May 5.9700 -0.0425 N/C 12 5.9700 -0.0425 N/C 13 6.2550 -0.0525 You can find more information online at

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Hudson family slayings suspect guilty Balfour convicted of murder CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago jury on Friday convicted Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson’s former brother-in-law of murdering her mother, brother and 7year-old nephew in what prosecutors’ described as an act of vengeance by a jilted husband. Hudson, who expressed her undisguised disdain for William Balfour when she took the witness stand and who endured weeks of excruciating testimony about the October 2008 killings, was visibly overcome with emotion as the verdict was read. Hudson’s eyes filled with tears and she shook her head and bit her lip. Afterward, she looked over at her sister, Julia Hudson, and smiled. Balfour, who faces a mandatory life prison sentence, showed no emotion. Jurors deliberated for three days before reaching their verdict against Balfour, a 31-year-old former gang member who was the estranged husband of Hudson’s sister at the time of the triple murders. With no surviving witnesses to the Oct. 24, 2008, slayings or fingerprints,


Michelle Davis-Balfour, center, mother of William Balfour, speaks, hides her face Friday, May 11, 2012, in Chicago after Balfour was convicted of murdering the mother, brother and nephew of singer and actress Jennifer Hudson. Balfour faces a mandatory life prison sentence. prosecutors built a circumstantial case against Balfour by calling 83 witnesses over 11 days of testimony. Witnesses said he threatened to kill the entire family if Julia Hudson spurned him. Balfour’s attorneys proposed an alternate theory: that someone else in the crime-ridden neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side targeted the family because of

alleged crack-cocaine dealing by Jennifer Hudson’s brother, Jason Hudson. During the 30 minutes in which they called just two witnesses, however, they presented no evidence to support that theory. Public defender Amy Thompson said she would appeal the verdict. “It has always been our position and it still is that William Balfour is innocent

of these murders,” Thompson said. Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez reiterated to reporters what prosecutors had told jurors: that the evidence against Balfour was overwhelming. Jurors said their deliberations were cordial and that Jennifer Hudson’s celebrity didn’t influence them. The verdict came shortly after jurors sent the judge a note saying they were split, though they did not say they were hopelessly deadlocked. Jurors said afterward that it took some of them more time to piece everything together, and that a key was cellphone records showing Balfour was in the area when the killings happened. Jennifer Hudson, who was in Florida at the time, attended every day of the two weeks of testimony, sobbing when photos of her relatives’ bloodied bodies were displayed to jurors during closing arguments. Alvarez, who spoke to Hudson after the verdict, said the star was visibly relieved. Alvarez said Hudson had been determined to attended every day of the trial out of a sense of obligation to her mother. “She told me, ‘If it was me (who had been killed)

my mother would be here every day. So, I’m going to be here every day,’” Alvarez said. Alvarez said Hudson would not speak to the media about the verdict but would release a statement “at the appropriate time.” The jury foreman said he hoped the verdict would bring Hudson closure. “I hope she can put this thing behind her and get on with the rest of her life,” Robert Smith, a 47-year-old employee at Chicago Public Schools told reporters outside court. Hudson, 30, rose to prominence as a 2004 “American Idol” finalist. But she became a bona fide star for her performance in the film adaptation of the musical, “Dreamgirls,” for which she won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Hudson was the first witness prosecutors called to testify, and during her more than 30 minutes on the stand she talked about her murdered family members and spoke endearingly about her nephew, Julian King, whom she called Tugga Bear. She said she knew Balfour since the eighth grade and always deeply disliked him.

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HONOLULU (AP) — Dude, that was the gnarliest wave ever. Guinness World Records says so. The record-keeping agency is acknowledging a 44-year-old Hawaii pro surfer for catching a 78-foot wave off the coast of Portugal, saying the November run beats a 2008 record by more than 1 foot. Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara of Haleiwa, on Oahu’s North Shore, told The Associated Press that the ride of his life was a fluke. He said he originally didn’t want to attempt the waves that day after wiping

out numerous times on even bigger swells in the same spot, above an undersea canyon known as one of the biggest wave-generators on the planet. “I was really beat-up that morning,” he said. “This day, I did not want to get out of bed.” He changed his mind at the urging of friends, once they got into the ocean and he helped others catch a few waves. “Everything came together,” McNamara said Thursday. “Everything felt right.” Video of the run shows a

Cheaper gas drives PPI lower WASHINGTON (AP) — A big decline in gas and energy costs drove a measure of U.S. wholesale prices lower in April. Outside that drop, prices barely rose. The Labor Department said Friday that the producer price index dropped 0.2 percent last month from the previous month. It was the first decline since December and the biggest onemonth drop since October. Wholesale gas prices fell 1.7 percent last month. That accounted for half the drop in energy costs, which was the only major category to decline.

• Wall Street The Dow Jones industrial average fell 34.44 points to close at 12,820.60. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 4.60 points to close at 1,353.39. The Nasdaq composite index, which is heavily weighted with technology stocks, was up 0.18 points to 2,933.82. — Staff and wire reports

said, key components to detonate the materials were not found in the book bag or during a search of the student’s home. Duchak said the identity of a white powdery substance is still unknown but the materials are being analyzed at the state fire marshal’s lab in Columbus. “We hope to have results from the lab by next week,” Duchak said. According to a sheriff’s office official list of evidence, the contents found in the book bag included: one plastic container containing unknown chemicals with diesel fuel, a silver pipe, plastic containers with metal pellets, medical tape and also a book titled “Sniper/Counter Sniper” by Mark Lonsdale. “No one was ever in danger,” Duchak said Friday. “The staff and the

school resource officers handled the situation quickly and effectively. This is why school resource officers are so important to the schools. “ The eighth-grade student is being held at the West Central Juvenile Detention Center. The boy was questioned after Fisher witnessed the boy ingest a prescription pain pill, which later was found to be stolen from a relative, according to Duchak. Newton Local Schools’ Superintendent Pat McBride said the student has had no prior incidences or made any threat to staff or students. “We take safety very seriously here at Newton,” McBride said. Deputy Cooper, Newton Local Schools Principal Danielle Davis and Fisher are all to be commended on their professional conduct during the situation, McBride said.

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tion. He said he sent the footage and pictures to surfing legend and Billabong judge Sean Collins, who guessed the wave was 85 to 90 feet tall. Collins died in December. The official record comes after McNamara was awarded $15,000 for the ride at the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards in California last week. Judges for the awards pored over footage and highresolution still images from several angles to calculate a more accurate estimate, event director Bill Sharp told the AP.


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ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Like many black Americans, Dorsey Jackson does not believe in gay marriage, but he wasn’t disillusioned when Barack Obama became the first president to support it. The windows of his suburban Philadelphia barbershop still display an “Obama 2012” placard and another that reads “We’ve Got His Back.” If Obama needs to endorse same-sex marriage to be re-elected, said Jackson, so be it: “Look, man by any means necessary.” With that phrase popularized by the black radical Malcolm X, Jackson rebutted those who say Obama’s new stand will weaken the massive black support he needs to win re-election in November. Black voters and especially black churches have long opposed gay marriage. But the 40-year-old barber and other AfricanAmericans interviewed in politically key states say their support for Obama remains unshaken. Some questioned whether he really believes what he says about gay marriage or merely took that stand to help defeat Republican Mitt Romney suggesting AfricanAmericans view the first black president less as an icon than as a straight-up politician who still feels like family. “Obama is human,” said Leon Givens of Charlotte, N.C. “I don’t have him on a pedestal.” On Tuesday, Givens voted in favor of banning gay marriage in North Carolina. Many black precincts voted 2-1 for the ballot measure, which passed easily. The next day, Givens heard Obama tell the nation in a TV interview: “I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” But this fall, Givens plans to register Obama voters and drive senior citizens to the polls.

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od. But I think we can all say that we wished it was more over that time period.” But the good news, he added, was that “Ohio is recovering faster than most” from the recession when compared to other states. As the chief election officer in the state, Husted said the secretary of state’s office is where new businesses first turn to when starting a new business venture. He said that while the state has come a long way, there is still more work that needs to be done. “We have to change the culture of government in Ohio,” Husted said. “We need to let them know we are friendly and that we welcome them.” The event was hosted by Miami and Shelby county chambers of commerce, consisting of Piqua, Tipp City, Troy and Sidney, and HYPE, an organization of young professionals who are under the age of 40.

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POW/MIA Accounting Command Central Identification Laboratory at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu. • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon at Grace Family Worship, 1477 S. Market St., Troy. Anyone who registers to donate can take home an “I Did it for the Cookie” cookbook. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or call (800) 388-GIVE or make an appointment at • BAND TO PLAY: The Covington VFW will feature the band Dark Horse from 7-11 p.m. • FISH FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer an all-you-can-eat fish fry and smelt dinner with french fries, baked beans and applesauce for $8 from 5-7 p.m. • ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR: The Miami County Park District will hold its second annual Arts and Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, 1400 Tyrone, off of Dorset Road, Troy. Enjoy this juried event for the serious arts and crafts seekers. For more information, visit the park district’s website at • BIRD DAY WALK: An International Migratory Bird Day Walk will be at 2:30 p.m. at Aullwood, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Celebrate the return of migratory birds and the beauty of spring. Participants will identify, by sight and song the many birds that are migrating north. Dress for the weather and be prepared to hike. • EDIBLE PLANTS: A Mother Nature’s Pantry: Exploring Edible Plants Workshop will be from 1-3:30 p.m. at Aullwood, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Learn about ethnobotany that studies the relationship between people and plants. Discovery the basics of plant identification and apply these skills while outdoors. Call (937) 8907360 for fees and more information.

SUNDAY • CHICKEN BARBECUE: The Fort Rowdy Gathering organizers will offer its annual Mother’s Day chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Covington Park. No need to get out of your car, they’ll bring it to your window. Advance tickets are recommended and are $7. The meal will include a half chicken, chips, applesauce and a roll. Drinks will be available for purchase. Advance tickets may be purchased at Joanie’s Flower Shop or Siegel’s Country Store, both in Covington, Uniforms Plus in Piqua or from any Fort Rowdy board member. For more information, call Larry at 339-0407 or Anita at (937) 676-3381. • MOTHERS DAY BREAKFAST: The American Legion Riders Chapter will present an all-you-can-eat Mother’s Day breakfast at American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, from 8-11 a.m. Items available will include bacon, sausage links, eggs, toast, biscuits, gravy, home fries, waffles, pancakes, juice, sweet rolls and fruit for $6. • FLOWER WALK: The Miami County Park District will have its “Mother’s Day Flower Walk” program from 2-4 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary, 2540 E. Statler Road, east of Piqua. Participants can bring mom or grandma out to the park and enjoy a nature walk surrounded by wildflowers. A Mother’s Day gift will be given to moms in attendance. For more information, visit the park district’s website at

MONDAY • POETS CORNER: Poets Corner will be offered at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami

TUESDAY • TICKET RAFFLE: A charity Chinese ticket raffle event will be from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion, 377 N. Third St. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for viewing of auction items and seating. Admission will be $1. Proceeds will benefit Honor Flight. • TUESDAY SPECIAL: Post 88 will offer hamburgers, cheeseburgers and onion rings for $2 each and french fries for $1 from 3-6 p.m. at the post, 3449 LeFevre Road, Troy. Cook’s choice of the day sandwich also will be featured. • BOARD MEETING: The Miami County Educational Service Center’s Governing Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. at Edison Community College, Piqua. • KNOT JUST KNITTING: Crafters of all kinds are invited to bring their projects and share their knowledge with others at 2:30 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Library, Pleasant Hill. Light refreshments will be served. Call the library at 676-2731 for more information. • EXPLORATION WALK: The Miami County Park District will have an adult exploration hike at 9 a.m. at Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary, 2540 E. Statler Road, east of Piqua. Join naturalists or volunteer leader as they head out to explore nature. Walks are not strenuous or fast-paced. Walks are held the first and third Tuesday of every month. For more information, visit the park district’s website at • GUEST SPEAKER: Stillwater Civil War Roundtable will have guest speaker Maribeth Graham at 7 p.m. at the TroyHayner Cultural Center. She is active in The Lincoln Society of Dayton and devoloped two birthday parties on Lincoln’s 150th celebration. She is a trustee for both Antioch Midwest and Ohio Wesleyan Universities. A former teacher, Graham will be speaking on the subject of The Three Marys — Mary Chesnut, Mary Surratt and Mary Lincoln. Civic agendas • The Concord Township Trustees will meet at the Concord Township Memorial Building, 1150 Horizon West Court, Troy. • Pleasant Hill Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the township building, 210 W. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill.

Ginghamsburg to offer Boy Scout tent event For the Troy Daily News Boys from kindergarten to high school benefit from the Boy Scouts of America program nationwide. In the Tipp City/Troy area, Ginghamsburg Church is home to Pack 413 for Cub Scouts (kindergarten through fifth grade) and Troop 413 for Boy Scouts (grades sixth through 12th). Boys develop Christian character, leadership skills, courage and self-reliance. On May 20, Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City will host the Boy Scout Tent Event on its front lawn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families are invited for field events, games and prizes. There also will be

food and beverages for sale. Tipp City resident and Boy Scout Troop 413 Scout Master Gary Vance explained, “We want to let boys know what’s available through scouting. By hosting this tent event, boys and their parents can talk with current scouts and their parents to find out the many benefits of scouting.” “Today’s scout participates in high adventure outdoor activities like rock climbing, zip lining, backpacking, canoeing, whitewater rafting and cave exploring,” said Lori Maginnis, Troy resident and chartered organization representative. “The boys

still enjoy outdoor camping and hiking on a regular basis. We are a family-centered pack, so in 99 percent of our activities, the whole family is invited to participate with us. “ Pete Cullen, troop leader and Clayton resident, explained, “Scouting gives fathers the opportunity to spend quality time with their sons in a great scouting program. Troop 413 selected our troop number based on Philippians 4:13 ‘I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.’” For more information, contact pcullen1985@ or (937) 2394836 or online at


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take a leisurely stroll through Riverside and listen to the stories of these folks and their connection to West Milton history. For more information, call Rachel Ann at (937) 698-6610, Bob at (937) 698-5532 or Susie at (937) 698-6798. The rain date is 5-7 p.m. June 17.

ior high-aged youth and of course to show off portions of the bike path in the city of Piqua. The WEST MILTON — first 50 entrants will Every tombstone has a receive a participation story, and participants medallion and all particiwill hear five of them pants will be entered into between 5-7 p.m. June 3 a drawing for a chance to at Riverside Cemetery. win a Schwinn bicycle These will be five new donated by Smitty’sBike characters, different from Shop in Piqua. last year. There is a $5 registraStop by and listen to tion fee to participate. local residents Bob and Registration forms can be Recreational Charlotte Menker (perfound at the Piqua Junior forming as David and bike ride offered High School or the Mary Coate, whose farm YMCA. Pre-registration PIQUA — The Miami on Milton-Potsdam was a is encouraged but not YMCA, in collaboCounty stop on the Underground required. For more inforration with X-Stream Railroad); Barbara Cecil mation, contact the Pedals-N-Paddles, will as Helen Consuella YMCA at (937) 773-9622. host a 10-mile recreationWertz, a patriarch of the All bike riders must wear West Milton Wertz fami- al bike ride for young men and women ages 11- a helmet to participate in ly; Myron Sowry as 14 at 9 a.m. May 19, with the ride. Captain James Sowry, a registration starting at decorated Civil War veteran and highly respected 8:30 a.m. The ride will Road to close member of the communi- start and finish on the TROY — Weston Road ty; Yvonne Martindale as bike path at Lock 9 Park between Haworth Court off of Water Street. Ralph B. Martindale, one and West Main Street of a family of well-known Families are asked to will be closed from 10 community members; and park in the Main Street a.m. Monday through 5 parking lot. Rec Carpenter as Guy p.m. Tuesday for utility The intent of this LaPointe Jr., a Vietnamwork. recreation fun ride is to era Medal of Honor recipstress the importance of All businesses will ient. have access from the Guy LaPointe’s widow, physical activity and healthy lifestyles to junsouth end. Cynthia Dafler, will be present to answer questions, as well as Mark Conrad, curator of the VA GRAND GARAGES Center Museum. POLE BUILDINGS & STORAGE SHEDS The Honor Guard of the Englewood VFW Post FEATURING QUALITY CUSTOM BUILT GARAGES AT BELOW PREFAB PRICES No. 707 also will present WE CHALLENGE YOU and explain the purpose TO COMPARE OUR QUALITY AND PRICES WITH ANYONE!!! of the 21 Gun Salute cerAll things being equal - We won’t be undersold! emony that honors veterSATISFYING THOUSANDS OF CUSTOMERS SINCE 1991! ans at 7:30 p.m. at the grave site of Guy LaPointe. Each of these people will be portrayed at the ∙ 1-800-398-2154 site of their respective graves. Participants can

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WEDNESDAY • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Troy Country Club. Lucas Schlumpf with The Olive Oasis will speak. For more information, contact Kim Riber, vice president, at 339-8935. • BUFFET OFFERED: An all-you-caneat sandwich, salad and dessert buffet will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First United Church of Christ, corner of South Market and Canal streets. The buffet will feature a variety of homemade sandwiches and an assortment of salads. The Women’s Fellowship will be able to use the $6 per person — age 6 and under $3 — to assist with their support of community agencies. There will be a variety of desserts to top off your feast. Use the Canal Street entrance where the church is handicapped accessible. • GUEST SPEAKER: Former Union Township resident Norene (Harshbarger) Hogle will present a program about her experiences as a WorldTeach volunteer teacher in Namibia, Africa, in 2009, at 6:30 p.m. at the West Milton Public Library, 560 S. Main St., West Milton. For more information, visit or call the library at (937) 698-5515 or go to




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Dave Fisher Guest Columnist

Incoming chairman has many to thank As the incoming chairman of the Miami County Democratic Party, I want to take this opportunity to thank the Central Committee for electing me to this honorable position. I also want to congratulate the newly elected officers: Madam Vice Chair Amy Sparks, Treasurer Dean Tamplin and Secretary Darby Mahan. Thank you for committing your valuable time and efforts to the Miami County Democratic Party. I would also like to thank outgoing Chairman Kelly Gillis. Chairman Gillis’ dedication to the hardworking middle class has put him in a very special group of people. Chairman Gillis worked hard to see that Senate Bill 5/Issue 2 was defeated. He cared about the people he served. His dedication caught the eye of State Chairman Chris Redfern, who honored Chairman Gillis as the state’s Small County Chairman of the Year. Mr. Gillis is also a member of the board of elections in Miami County. I am proud to say “Kelly and Dee (Mayor of Tipp City) Gillis are my good friends.” I want to take this opportunity to write about our board of elections. One of my first decisions as the incoming chairman was to reappoint Mr. Gillis to the board of elections. This is to ensure that elections go smoothly in Miami County. I have worked for the board of elections on many elections. I can tell you that they are completely dedicated to ensuring our right to vote. I can promise you, I will be the first to ask questions if the voting process is compromised in the county. I have raised questions before and I am not afraid to do it again. Over the next few months, I will be talking to you from the pages of this paper. I would like to thank the editor for this opportunity. I would like to give you different views on the issues that affect the residents of Miami County. Over the years, we have had a steady diet of John Boehner and others with the same mindset in this paper. They are pandering to the fears of the district. Let’s just look at the state of Ohio, and the state that Ohio is in — poor job market, the school system is in trouble, property taxes are high, our youngest and brightest are fleeing the state. And the solution? The Republican-controlled state government tried to blame our fireman, policemen and teachers for the troubles. While John Kasich thought they made too much money (“hurting the state”), he gives raises to his staff. Furthermore, the Republicans cut local government funding by as much as 50 percent! They wanted to balance the state’s budget, however, while it pushes the trouble to the local level. Local governments have to either cut services or raise taxes. Over the last quarter of a century, the Republicans have controlled Ohio’s government, except during Gov. Strickland’s term. Twenty-five years of tax and spend and the only solutions the Republicans can come up with is cut funding to local government and blame the hard-working middle class. Funny, all we are trying to do is pay our bills and survive in the new economy.


Coach deserves special recognition

referring to the dozens of grown, successful women who have had the good fortune to play on one of his teams over the past 20To the Editor: plus years. In the spirit of Public Service It has been 14 years since I Recognition Week, I’d like to graduated from Covington High take a moment to recognize my School, and not a day goes by father, former Covington High that I do not think of the life lesSchool head girls basketball sons I learned as a player on my coach Chris Besecker. father’s teams. As you may or may not know, While it is not something I my father’s 23-year career as the understood as a teenager, as I head girls’ coach at Covington have grown older I have learned ended abruptly last week when to appreciate the experience. he was informed by school offiUnder my father’s guidance, cials that his contract would not you learned to be part of a team. be renewed. As of the moment I You learned it isn’t all about am writing this letter, my father you. If you missed a game or has not yet been given a formal, practice, you’d better start runwritten explanation for the non- ning. You learned to face adverrenewal. Regardless, as a public sity with dignity and grace. If a servant myself, I felt it appropri- player from an opposing team ate to give credit where credit is was playing dirty or being beldue, and recognize my father for ligerent, you were reminded not all he accomplished. to lower yourself to playing or The accomplishments I am behaving at her level. You referring to are not the high learned about disappointment, number of wins or the low num- and how you should not let it ber of losses in his record. I am discourage you from moving for-

ward. No one liked to lose a game, but you recognized your mistakes and moved on. Coaches, like teachers, often have thankless jobs. Dedicated high school and junior high coaches of all sports devote more time, emotion and energy than many parents and student athletes realize. Parents, by nature, often expect great things from their student-athletes and coaches. However, what parents often take for granted is the loyalty and dedication of those willing to serve, not for money and accolades, but for the experience of teaching the game they love to young student-athletes. On behalf of many former student-athletes, I’d like to publicly thank my father for his service and congratulate him on a successful 23 years. I hope this new chapter in his life brings him as much success as the last one. — Stacy Besecker Covington


Dave Fisher is incoming chairmain of the Miami County Democratic Party.

Oh, how the mighty college girls have fallToday, something absolutely phenomenal is happening. Two of our closest friends and the guideparents to our little girl are getting hitched. Cue the music, the applause and the celebration, because this wedding has been a long time coming. Because our dear friends live in Akron and have decided to celebrate this day with their closest 400 friends, we made the epic trek with toddler in tow to visit them for their special occasion. That, and we’re in the wedding party, right down to our little flower girl Pearyn, so there’s really no way we could have (or would have wanted to) miss this. Because we hadn’t had a vacation in a while (and because our wedding duties require us to be up here for tuxedo fittings and rehearsals) we’ve been gracing this town with our presence for the last few days. The best part about heading up north (other than awesome pending nuptials), is it provides me an opportunity to get together with my two best friends from college and act dumb and crazy (or, basically like we’re still in college). This was our first visit up here in quite a while, and while our

Amanda Stewart Troy Daily News Columnist evening looked promising with a reunion dinner at Melt Bar and Grill (amazing, if you’re ever in the Cleveland area, go there), it resulted in waters, monstrous grilled cheeses (with vegan cheese) and falling asleep on the couch at 11 p.m. Oh, how the mighty college girls we were have fallen. When we met at college, we were incredibly excited to be out on our own and free of our parent’s rules. And not only were we full-time college students (English, biology and early childhood education majors), we were all playing on the college softball team on scholarships. And not just any scholarships, but the kind they give to a catcher and two pitchers. We were the meat of our team. In general, a lot of our

extracurricular activities outside of the classroom and off the ball field, resulted in less-than sober stupors back to our dorm rooms. We didn’t really go overboard, we were kids who thought we had reached adulthood and thought the only proper way to celebrate that was with cheap beer and long nights out. There was a lot of schoolwork and softball in there, too. It’s only becoming more and more obvious that our college days of binge drinking and carefree spending are out the window. Our dates now consist of dinner at some trendy spot while discussing husbands, kids and careers. We used to spend our meal times piecing together the events of the previous night or discussing which professor was doing something scandalous, which student slept with another one and who was flunking out. Now, we talked about our career woes, from patients trying to punch us, rebellious employees going against our orders and websites with SEO and html coding that resemble Egyptian hieroglyphics. Our scandalous conversations are made up of what vacation spot we drank a shot of tequila at (note, one

shot) and which members of our families are falling short on their responsibilities. Our complaints are no longer about homework and more about morning sickness, finding time to run half marathons and trying to find our own footing in the world. Our night didn’t end with one of us stumbling in, we didn’t fall asleep from an intoxicated lullaby; we rented a movie and changed out of our “going out” clothes as fast as we possibly could. We burrowed into our spots on the couch, ready to be oohed and aahed by fancy movie stars instead of scantily clad women and men with atrocious pick-up lines. We fell asleep halfway through the movie, at 11 p.m., waking up long after the credits had rolled. One thing was for certain though, whether it was pure exhaustion that sent us to slumber or a few too many beers, we still woke up on random parts of the furniture wondering how we got there and still too tired to get up and drag ourselves to bed. Amanda Stewart appears Saturday in the Troy Daily News. Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Hartzell.

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DIANA MAE LINDSAY PIQUA — Diana Mae Lindsay, age 64, of Piqua died at 6 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Piqua on Dec. 21, 1947, to the late Stanley and Alma (Gump) Herron. Diana is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Tina LINDSAY Evans, Piqua, and Leanie and Ed Stewart, Covington; two brothers, Robert Herron, Covington, and Dan Herron, Piqua; five grandchildren, Travis Wintrow, Chelsee Evans, Lindsay Stewart, Eston Stewart and Brandon Stewart; and five greatgrandchildren, Dylan Wintrow, Kaleb Wintrow, Madison Evans, Grace Evans and Conlin

Mastrino-Maier. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Ashley Kesler; one son, Dwayne Kesler; one sister; and three brothers. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420, or 700 Club, The Christian Broadcasting Network, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, VA 23463. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

RUBY LUCILLE CUPPS TROY — Ruby Lucille Cupps, age 90, of Troy, passed away at 6:59 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, in Koester Pavilion. Born on Jan. 30, 1922, in Adams Township, Champaign County, Ohio, “Lucille” was a daughter of the late John E. and Florence (Deihl) Eaton. She married Andy Cupps on April 21, 1948, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 2006. Lucille is survived by one daughter, Diane (Lowell) Perry of Troy; a granddaughter, Brenda Newberg of Piqua; a great-granddaughter, Natasha (Richard) Gilardi of Tullahoma, Tenn.; a greatgreat-granddaughter, Kayla Gilardi; great-great-grandson, Cavin Gilardi; and a step-great-great-grandson,

James Gilardi. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Nellie Godwin and Alta Gates; and four brothers, Clarence, Robert, Donald and Harry Eaton. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, in the AtkinsShively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., Saint Paris, Ohio. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, St. Paris. Friends may call from 1011 a.m. in the funeral home, prior to the service on Monday. Condolences to the family also may be sent to

ROBERT BUXTON EDGE DAYTON — Robert Buxton Edge, 82, of Dayton, formerly of Piqua, died at 3:29 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Dayton VA Medical Center, Dayton. He was born in Piqua on Aug. 2, 1929, to the late Emerson B. and Elsie May (Burton) Edge. Robert is survived by one brother, James H. Edge of Columbus; and several cousins. He graduated from Piqua Central High School in 1947. Robert attended Miami Jacobs College, Dayton, for one year. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian

Church, Piqua. Robert proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was an accountant for D. P. & L. in Dayton for five years. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2012, at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with the Rev. Kazy Blocher Hinds officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

ROBERT E. MOTE PIQUA — Robert E. Mote, 69, of Piqua, Ohio, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012, at his residence. He was born on March 9, 1943, in Painters Creek, Ohio, to the late Harold H. and Mernie (Million) Mote. His wife of 42 years, Charlotte L. (Meyer) Mote, survives. He also is survived by his son and daughter-inlaw, Bill and Moya Mote of Tipp City, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Jeremy Abner of Celina, Ohio; and six grandchildren: Tara, Baron, Athena and Amielle Abner, and Will and Ethan Mote. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Mote. He was a graduate of Troy High School and a former member of the Air Force National Guard in Springfield, Ohio. Robert formerly worked at Piqua Technology and

Aerovent. He was kind, giving and unselfish. He never knew a stranger. He enjoyed collecting model trucks and Friday Date Days. He loved his family, his animal friends, and the American Flag. He also loved gardening, canning his hard earned harvest, the fair, and watching his grandchildren grow and play. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with interment to follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington, Ohio. Friends may call from 58 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Miami County Humane Society, P.O. Box 789, Troy, OH 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneral

JUANITA BASIL PIQUA — Juanita Basil, 71, of Piqua, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 10:54 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital. She was born Feb. 28, 1941, in Covington, Ky., to the late Eddie and Fannie M. (Clemons) Ward. BASIL Survivors include a daughter, Donna Basil of San Antonio, Texas; two sons, Eric Basil and Johnny Ward, both of Piqua; seven grandchildren; several great grandchildren; a sister, Chanda L. Pearil of Piqua; a brother, Thomas (Sharon) Ester of Greenville; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Yolanda Basil. Juanita retired from Copeland Corp. of Sidney

as an assembler. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Harmony Chapter No. 26, Miami Assembly No. 22 Order of the Golden Circle and a devoted member of the Greater Love Missionary Church. She will be sadly missed by her loving family and many friends. A service to honor her life will be at noon Monday May 14, 2012, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, with the Rev. Floyd Murray officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 46 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through jamiesonand


superintendent at Piqua PIQUA — Robert L. Klosterman, 86, of Piqua, Memorial Hospital for many years. He was an died at 8 p.m. Thursday, active member May 10, 2012 of St. Mary at his resiCatholic Church, dence. where he served He was born as an usher and June 14, 1925 building commitin Piqua to the tee member for late Leo and several years, Corrinne and was a mem(Goeke) ber of the Piqua Klosterman. Knights of He married RANCIS DWARD HITE Columbus Suzanne C. KOSTERMAN Council No. Hicks August 3344. PIQUA — Francis at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, 1947, and He was a United she preceded Edward White, age 65, of 14, 2012, at MelcherStates Navy vethim in death Oct. Piqua died on Sunday, Sowers Funeral Home, eran having 16, 2011. April 29, 2012, at his resi- Piqua, with the Rev. Fr. served during Survivors dence. He was born in Angelo Caserta officiating. include a daughWorld War II. Piqua on Nov. 15, 1946, to Burial will be 11 a.m. on A Mass of Christian ter Mary Ann (Paul) the late Elva E. and Mary Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Hoffman of Baton Rouge, Burial will be celebrated K. (Schmidlapp) White. Miami Memorial Park, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May La.; four sons, Michael Francis is survived by 15, 2012 at St. Mary (Lysbeth) Klosterman, one brother and sister-in- Covington. Catholic Church with the Richard (Denise) Friends may call from law, Charles and Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Grilliot Klosterman, and William 4:306:30 p.m. Monday at Elizabeth Jane White, as the Celebrant. (Jan) Klosterman all of Piqua. He graduated from the funeral home. Burial will follow at Piqua, Thomas (Terri) Piqua Central High School Memorial contributions in 1964. He also obtained may be made to American Klosterman of Sidney; 13 Forest Hill Cemetery where full military honors grandchildren; and 10 two years of college edu- Cancer Society, will be provided by the great grandchildren. cation. Francis was a Southwestern Regional Veterans Elite Tribute He was preceded in member of St. Boniface Office, 2808 Reading Squad. death by a brother, Catholic Church, Piqua. Road, Cincinnati, OH His family will receive Walter Klosterman, and a He worked for French Oil friends from 4-7 p.m. sister, Betty Patterson. 45206. Co. in Piqua for18 years Mr. Klosterman graduat- Monday at the Jamieson Condolences may be and for Hartzell Propeller & Yannucci Funeral ed Piqua Central High expressed to the family at for 10 years. Home, where a prayer Memorial service will be School and earned his service will be conducted associate’s degree from at 4 p.m. Miami Jacobs College Memorial contributions and began working as a may be made to St. Mary bookkeeper with Catholic Church, 528 Reynolds and Reynolds Broadway, Piqua, OH of Dayton. Later, he 45356, or Hospice of began a 20-year career Miami County, Inc., P. O. in construction having * Your 1st choice for complete Home Box 502, Troy, OH worked for Hampshire Medical Equipment 45373. Construction, Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services Construction and Condolences to the Lift Chairs S. Howard Cheney, Owner-Director Klosterman Construction family also may be 1990 W. Stanfield, Troy, OH • Pre-arranged funeral plans available expressed through Co. Following his con45373 • 937-335-9199 jamiesonand 1124 W. Main St • Call 335-6161 • Troy, Ohio struction career he worked as the plant








Students attend state convention Miami East named Top 10 FFA chapter CASSTOWN — On May 3-4, members of the Miami East FFA Chapter attended the Ohio FFA State Convention in Columbus. Members were recognized for various accomplishments and competed in several contests. While in Columbus, the members attended the convention’s Career Show, met FFA members from across the state and enjoyed eating out. Chapter members toured the campus of The Ohio State University including Ohio Stadium. Speakers at the convention included professional motivational speakers Brooks Gibbs, Jon Petz, Gus Gustafson, National FFA President Ryan Best from New Mexico and State FFA President Jessica Shanahan. During the National Chapter Award results the chapter was named a top 10 chapter, out of more than 315 chapters in the state. Additionally, the chapter placed in the Top 10 in the areas of student, chapter and community development. These results are from the chapter’s National Chapter Application. The application will now be sent to the National FFA for review and placing. Additionally, the chapter was recognized for being a Gold Medal Chapter. Members sharing informational presentations were Meagan McKinney, Angelina Henger, Corrine Melvin, and Kendra Beckman Emily Johnson and Jacob Eidemiller. Students were recognized for having outstanding Supervised Agricultural Experience programs through the State Proficiency Award program. All students earned a cash prize and were recognized on stage with a plaque. Lauren Williams was named the state winner in the area of Vegetable Production. She will now have her application forwarded to National FFA for further competition. Emily Johnson was named second in the area of Sheep Production. Amanda Bartel was named second in the area of Poultry Production. Meagan McKinney placed third in the area of Small Animal Care and Production. Macaleh Thompson placed third in the area of Agricultural Research Integrated Systems. A highlight of the weekend was the conferring of the State FFA Degree. This year, Miami East had four members receive such an honor. Seniors Jacob Eidemiller, Meagan McKinney and Amanda Bartel and Junior Emily Johnson earned the degree. The

degree requirements are based on their earned income from their Supervised Agricultural Experience program, leadership experience and FFA and community activities. Past chapter officers submitted their year’s officer books. Emily Johnson, Amanda Bartel and Danielle Sands received state recognition for completing a Gold rated chapter secretary’s, treasurer’s book and reporter’s book, respectfully. Grant Hodge, Adam Everett and Amy Hahn gave a presentation on their activities with the Food For Thought Grant with the Small Grain Marketing Group. Lauren Williams was recognized on stage for earning a Washington Leadership Conference Scholarship from the Ohio FFA Alumni Association. Heather Skaggs was selected to participate in the State FFA Chorus. Heather practiced and presented a concert during the convention. This is the fourth year Skaggs has participated in the state choir. Miami East Local Superintendent Dr. Todd Rappold was awarded the Honorary State FFA Degree for support of the Miami East FFA Chapter and school district. Other recognition for the Miami East FFA included special recognition for the donation of monies to Children’s Hospital of Dayton. Bekah Eidemiller and Lauren Williams served as voting delegates during the convention’s business session. They voted on constitutional amendments and elected the 2012-13 state FFA officers. Members attending were Meagan McKinney, Amanda Bartel, Rebekah Eidemiller, Kelly Rindler, Sarah Pyers, Emily Johnson, Shelby Roach, Kendra Beckman, Macaleh Thompson, Lauren Williams, Heather Skaggs, Jennifer Brown, Casey Copeland, Brittany Taylor, Danielle Danielson, Cody Reid, Jarrett Willoughby, Grant Hodge, Seth Drake, Jacob Eidemiller, Kolin Bendickson, Justin Furrow, Colin Hawes, Adam Everett, Nick Woolever and Andrew Kowalak. Chaperones were LaDonna Mays, Amber Furrow, Christa Everett and Angela Dilts, principal Tim Williams, superintendent Todd Rappold and Jackie Winner for their dedication and time. Several parents joined the chapter during the convention to celebrate the accomplishments. The Miami East Agricultural Education Department of a satellite program of the Miami Valley Career Technology Center.

FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Edna F. Jones PORT JEFFERSON — Edna F. Jones, 78, of 306 Broad Street, Port Jefferson, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be Monday, May 14, 2012 at Faith Baptist Church in Sidney. The Cromes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. • Jackie Lee Fry TROY — Jackie Lee Fry, 67, passed away 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at his residence. Arrangements are entrusted to Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy. Condolences may be expressed to the family at • Mary B. Hague COVINGTON — Mary B. Hague, 89, of Covington, died Friday, May 11, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. Her funeral arrangements are pending through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua.

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Girl Scouts under scrutiny from Catholic bishops NEW YORK (AP) — Long a lightning rod for conservative criticism, the Girl Scouts of the USA are now facing their highestlevel challenge yet: An official inquiry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. At issue are concerns about program materials that some Catholics find offensive, as well as assertions that the Scouts associate with other groups espousing stances that conflict with church teaching. The Scouts, who have numerous parish-sponsored troops, deny many of the claims and defend their alliances. The inquiry coincides with the Scouts’ 100th anniversary celebrations and follows a chain of other controversies. Earlier this year, legislators in Indiana and Alaska publicly called the Scouts into question, and the organization was berated in a series aired by a Catholic broadcast network. Last year, the Scouts angered some conservatives by accepting into a Colorado troop a 7-year-old transgender child who was born a boy but was being raised as a girl. Some of the concerns raised by Catholic critics are recycled complaints that have been denied by the Girl Scouts’ head office repeatedly and categorically. It says it has no partnership with Planned Parenthood, and does not take positions on sexuality, birth control and abortion. “It’s been hard to get the message out there as to what is true when distortions get repeated over and over,” said Gladys PadroSoler, the Girl Scouts’ director of inclusive membership strategies. In other instances, the scouts have modified materials that drew complaints for example, dropping some references to playwright Josefina Lopez because one of her plays, “Simply Maria,” was viewed by critics as mocking the Catholic faith. The new inquiry will be conducted by the bishops’ Committee


A Girl Scout, wearing her vest covered in badges, sells a box of cookies to Paa Yang, left, a neighbor in Minneapolis, Feb. 12. Long a lightning rod for conservative criticism, the Girl Scouts of the USA are now facing their highest-level challenge yet: An official inquiry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. At issue are concerns about program materials that some Catholics find offensive, as well as assertions that the Scouts associate with other groups espousing stances that conflict with church teaching. on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth. It will look into the Scouts’ “possible problematic relationships with other organizations” and various “problematic” program materials, according to a letter sent by the committee chairman, Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne, Ind., to his fellow bishops. The bishops’ conference provided a copy of the letter to The Associated Press, but otherwise declined comment. Girl Scout leaders hope the bishops’ apprehensions will be eased once they gather information. But there’s frustration within the iconic youth organization known for its inclusiveness and cookie sales that it has become

such an ideological target, with the girls sometimes caught in the political crossfire. “I know we’re a big part of the culture wars,” said the Girl Scouts’ spokeswoman, Michelle Tompkins. “People use our good name to advance their own agenda.” “For us, there’s an overarching sadness to it,” Tompkins added. “We’re just trying to further girls’ leadership.” With the bishops now getting involved, the stakes are high. The Girl Scouts estimate that onefourth of their 2.3 million youth members are Catholic, and any significant exodus would be a blow given that membership already is down from a peak of

more than 3 million several decades ago. The inquiry coincides with a broader effort by the bishops to analyze church ties with outside groups. Rhoades’ committee plans to consult with Girl Scouts leaders and with the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, which has been liaising with the Scouts for two years about various complaints. The federation’s executive director, Bob McCarty, praised the Girl Scouts for willingness to change some program content. “I don’t think any of this material was intentionally mean-spirited,” McCarty said. “I think a lot of it was lack of attention.” However, McCarty expressed

doubt that the Girl Scouts’ most vehement critics would be satisfied regardless of what steps are taken. “It’s easier to step back and throw verbal bombs,” he said. “It takes a lot more energy to work for change.” Mary Rice Hasson, a visiting fellow in Catholic studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a conservative think tank in Washington, accuses McCarty of “whitewashing” Girl Scout programs and policies that struck some Catholics as counter to church teaching. “They just repeated the Girl Scouts’ denials,” Hasson said. “Families’ concerns were minimized or ignored.” Hasson is pleased that the bishops are launching their own inquiry but is skeptical that further rifts can be avoided. “A collision course is probably a good description of where things are headed,” she said. “The leadership of the Girl Scouts is reflexively liberal. Their board is dominated by people whose views are antithetical to the teachings of the Catholic Church.” One of the long-running concerns is the Girl Scouts’ membership in the 145-nation World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The association, known as WAGGGS, is on record as saying girls and young women “need an environment where they can freely and openly discuss issues of sex and sexuality.” It also has called for increased access to condoms to protect against sexually transmitted diseases. Some critics want the Girl Scouts of the USA to pull out of the world group; the scouts aren’t budging. “Our world is becoming smaller and our young people need to have those opportunities to engage with their peers from around the world,” said the Girl Scouts’ CEO, Anna Maria Chavez.


TROY — Troy View Church of God, 1770 N. County Road 25-A, will offer Financial Peace University, a 13-week course taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD. FPU teaches families and individuals commonsense principles like how to make a plan with their money so they are able to free themselves of debt and build lasting wealth. The classes will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday. Visit for more information. Contact Dan Cain at (937) 335-2914 for more information or to register.

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Community fair planned WEST MILTON — West Milton Nazarene Church, 151 W. Baker Road, West Milton, will offer a free family community fair from 1-3 p.m. May 19. Activities will include a Christian magician, Dave’s Barrell Train Ride, face painting, Happy the Clown, bouncie inflatables, games, food, drinks, teen activities and door prizes. Participants will be greeted by “Winnie Pearl” from Ginder’s Switch.

Dinner specials will be offered each evening from 5-8:30 p.m., including an authentic Mexican dinner on Friday and grilled chicken on Saturday. A Sunday ride special will be ride all rides from 1-6 p.m. for $10. For more information, visit or call the parish office at 335-2833, Ext. 131.


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TROY DAILY NEWS • WWW.TDN-NET.COM Trader Bradley Bailey works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday. Financial stocks were leading the market lower in early trading after JPMorgan Chase disclosed a huge trading loss.

JPMorgan loss sets off call for more regulation WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprise $2 billion trading loss by a division of JPMorgan Chase triggered calls Friday for tougher regulation of banks three years after their near-death experience in the financial crisis. Stock in the bank, the largest in the United States, lost 8 percent of its value in minutes on Wall Street, and other American and British banks suffered heavy losses as well. JPMorgan Chase said Thursday that it lost the money in a trading group designed to manage the risks that it takes with its own money. CEO Jamie Dimon said the bank’s strategy was “egregious” and poorly monitored. The disclosure, a surprise to stock analysts, quickly revived debate about whether banks can be trusted to handle risk on their own in the age of “too big to fail.” “The argument that financial institutions do not need the new rules to help them avoid the irresponsible actions that led to the crisis of 2008 is at least $2 billion harder to make today,” said Rep. Barney

Frank, D-Mass. Frank, the retiring Democratic leader of the House Financial Services Committee, said in a statement that the revelation runs counter to JPMorgan’s narrative “blaming excessive regulation for the woes of financial institutions.” Dimon has been among Wall Street’s most outspoken critics of efforts to regulate the financial industry more heavily. Cliff Rossi, a former top risk executive for Citigroup, Countrywide and other big financial companies, said he drew little hope from the steps Washington has taken. He said JPMorgan’s loss shows that the market for the complex financial instruments known as derivatives is too opaque. He also said the loss demonstrates that banks like JPMorgan are too big to manage effectively. “This just tells you that we are a long, long way from getting our arms around this whole ‘too big to fail’ issue,” said Rossi, now executive-in-residence at the University of Maryland’s business school.


Stock market decline is muted BY JOSHUA FREED Associated Press JPMorgan’s surprise $2 billion trading loss prompted a sell-off in financial stocks Friday, with smaller declines across the broader market as investors decided this was more of a problem for investment banks than for other industries. Most of the 10 industries in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index were flat or posted modest declines; financial stocks fell 1.1 percent.

For that, the other investment banks could thank JPMorgan, America’s biggest bank. The stock plunged 9.3 percent, dragging other banks with big Wall Street operations down with it. Morgan Stanley fell 4.2 percent and Goldman Sachs fell 3.9 percent. Citigroup fell 4.2 percent. Retail-focused banks fared better. Wells Fargo edged up 0.4 percent. JPMorgan’s blunder comes in the midst of a

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Warren Financial Service. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 34.44 points to close at 12,920.60. It had waffled around with small gains and losses throughout most of the day before settling into the red in the afternoon. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 4.60 points to close at 1,353.39. The Nasdaq composite index, which is heavily weighted with technology stocks, was up 0.18 points to 2,933.82.

Tenn. kidnapper kills himself, but spares victims GUNTOWN, Miss. (AP) — Hope was fading that two young sisters abducted from their Tennessee home would be found alive two weeks after they vanished: Their kidnapper had already killed their mother and sister, and he was armed with a rifle, sawed-off shotgun and pistol as officers closed in. Adam Mayes could have killed them days ago, could have left them in the woods as he fled for another hideout, could have shot them in desperation as he was surrounded by officers. Yet 12year-old Alexandria and 8year-old Kyliyah Bain went home to their father Friday alive, with no apparent injuries other than being tired, scared and itchy from poison ivy. Beverly Goodman, the aunt of the slain mother, Jo Ann Bain, said she was relieved the girls were home but still saddened by the killings of Bain and Bain’s 14-year-old daughter Adrienne. “He’s been missing for so long. How do you hide out from 350 million people?” Goodman said. “I thought they were going to find them dead the girls and him

so I am very, very relieved that those girls are home and they’re not dead, like I figured they were gonna be.” At one point, Mayes had claimed to be the girls’ father. That may be why he spared them. It also may be that while he wanted to escape prosecution, he didn’t believe the girls were better off dead. And he was close to the family, described as an uncle-like figure who smiled cheek-to-cheek with the girls in Facebook photos. “He probably developed an attachment to them, and even the most vicious of killers can separate the world into people they care about, people they detest and people they don’t care about,” said James Alan Fox, a criminologist at Northeastern University. Authorities said Mayes, 35, killed Jo Ann Bain and 14-year-old Adrienne on April 27 in Whiteville, Tenn. Mayes’ wife, Teresa Mayes, is charged with murder in the killings. She told investigators she saw her husband kill the mother and oldest girl, then drove him, the younger children and the bodies to Mississippi, according to court documents.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge refused to throw out campaign corruption charges against John Edwards on Friday, meaning the former presidential hopeful will have to present his case to a jury. Lawyers for Edwards argued before U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Eagles that prosecutors failed to prove the 2008 candidate intentionally violated the law or that some of the alleged offenses actually occurred in the Middle District of North Carolina, the venue where he was indicted. After two-and-a-half hours of arguments from the defense and rebuttal from the prosecution, the judge ruled quickly from the bench that the government had met its basic burden under the law. “We will let the jury decide,” Eagles said. Motions to dismiss are routine in criminal trials, but rarely granted. The decision means Edwards’

lawyers will begin calling witnesses Monday. Lawyers for Edwards said they have not yet determined which of their potential witnesses they will call first or whether Edwards will take the stand. Edwards has pleaded not guilty to six criminal counts related to campaign finance violations. He is accused of masterminding a scheme to use nearly $1 million in secret payments from two wealthy donors to help hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted on all counts. Edwards’ lead attorney, Abbe Lowell, made an impassioned argument Friday tearing down the government’s evidence piece by piece, saying their case had numerous holes and they were expecting the judge to serve as the “pothole filler.”





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Dear Annie: Four months ago, my wife of 22 years left me. She moved in with her parents, filed for divorce and said she is going to find happiness. She had an affair, and we tried to work through it, but she wanted me to heal according to her timetable, not mine. I have custody of our children, and she rarely sees them. When she does, it is all fun and games and no responsibility. We both work professional jobs. I have been through all the hurts and emotions and everything that goes with a divorce. I keep hoping she will come to her senses and return home. Since she doesn't pay any bills or child support, she left us in a difficult financial bind. I recently met someone who is a sweetheart. But I still have a few feelings for my soon-to-be ex. Do I move on or wait? — Advice Needed in the Midwest Dear Advice: See a lawyer and make sure your wife pays child support and has regular visitation with her children. They will need to see her, and you are entitled to the financial assistance. And while it's possible that your wife's desire to be irresponsible and immature will diminish in time, we see no reason for you to wait around unless she is willing to get into counseling and work on her marriage. It is natural for you to still have some feelings for her, but you should not be stuck pining away. Rest assured she won't be doing the same. Dear Annie: I am the stepgrandmother of a 7-year-old whom I consider my granddaughter. "Missy" does not have a relationship with her father (my husband's son), although we have been actively involved with her since she was an infant. Missy's mother subsequently had another child, now 3, with someone else. We recently were informed that Missy cannot visit us on weekends without her little brother. According to their mother, he "cries all weekend when his big sister is gone." My husband and I feel this woman is simply seeking a babysitter for the weekends. We have resorted to elaborate reasons why we cannot have both kids, but I'm afraid we're running out of excuses. We have not seen Missy for weeks now, but my husband refuses to take the 3-year-old. What should we do? — Perplexed Dear Perplexed: You may be right that Missy's mother is looking for free babysitting, but the price of saying no is rather steep. She seems perfectly willing to keep her away until you acquiesce, so you might reconsider and "adopt" the 3-year-old, as well. Missy might appreciate it. You also could try working out an arrangement that doesn't involve weekends, perhaps taking Missy out for ice cream on Wednesdays or picking her up from school. It wouldn't be the same, but at least you would remain in regular contact. If there is any way to encourage your stepson to be more involved in his child's life, that would be a positive move. And also look into grandparents' rights in your state. Dear Annie: I can relate to "There's a Lady in the House." I've been married for four months. I, too, found out after the wedding that my husband cursed. I tried everything from kisses for good words to lovingly pointing out that I did not appreciate his bad language. One day I lost it. After hearing the umpteenth curse word come out of his mouth, I simply responded in kind. The look on my husband's face was incredulous. I said I was tired of butting heads over his language and if I can't beat him I might as well join him and speak on a level he can understand. Was it drastic enough? You betcha! It actually worked. That day, my husband's language not only changed, but he now also appreciates me so much more. — Still a Lady in Texas Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.





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Baking soda can help keep your washer dry Dear Heloise: I wanted to share a hint for those of us who have front-load washing machines. They tend to stay “moist� inside. I use a plastic bowl with about half a cup of baking soda and place it in the washing machine while it is not in use. My washing machine stays dry while not in use because the baking soda absorbs the moisture. I pour this “used� baking soda in with my towels prior to washing them. There is no foul smell, and my towels come out smelling fresh! — Ginny in Yorba Linda, Calif. Ginny, I love a double-duty hint, and baking soda is the

Hints from Heloise Columnist perfect product to use in both cases. Many of my readers have problems with front-load washing machines smelling. The hint is to wipe off the door gasket after use and leave the door open until completely dry. Baking soda is a fabulous odor neutralizer all around the house, and it is environmental-

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MICROCHIP UPDATE Dear Readers: If you choose to adopt or rescue a dog from the shelter, microchips are very important. A microchip can be the best way to bring your pet home should it get away. Be sure that the microchip information is updated and current to include your name, address and, most importantly, your phone number. This may make the difference between getting your pet back and not! Normally, microchips cost around $50, with an annual fee to maintain your information on the chip of around $20. Check with your veterinarian. — Heloise



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HOROSCOPE Saturday, May 12, 2012 Relationships you establish with persons who reside in distant places could become very significant in the year ahead. Not only will you make some close friends, but these connections might also provide a base for commercial opportunities. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — If you find yourself in a competitive development, don’t make winning more important than it ought to be. Make sure you are either a grateful winner or a gracious loser. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — If you’re smart, you won’t prematurely talk about your intentions, because it will affect your tactics and the amount of energy you’ll have to spend. The more talk, the less oomph. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Don’t base your hopes on some kind of intervention on your behalf, because it isn’t likely to be forthcoming. However, you can totally rely on your own honest effort. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You have a wonderful knack for drawing attention to yourself, but bear this in mind: Those who are watching might not necessarily be your staunchest supporters. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — When in charge of managing a number of people, be careful not to be too demanding, overbearing or wishy-washy. Above all, don’t ask anyone to do anything you wouldn’t do yourself. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — You should take care not to treat your commercial dealings lightly just because they’re being conducted in a convivial atmosphere. Indifference on your part could turn profit into loss. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Your tolerance might be tested in some kind of one-on-one encounter with another, especially if it involves an individual whom you normally try to avoid. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — If something is expected of you, such as delivering on a promise or commitment, don’t make excuses, make good. If you fail to do so, your word won’t be worth much anymore. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Unless you are experienced and know what you’re doing, it’s best not to try to direct any financial arrangements for another. A misjudgment or an error could result in a big loss. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Don’t be too set on doing everything your way, particularly if you begin to sense that others are starting to doubt your directives. Listen to any suggestions for adjustments. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Pointing out the shortcomings of others will cause them to closely scrutinize your liabilities. It won’t be too long before everybody will be saying things they will later regret. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Unless you judge others on their personalities and not their possessions, you could deprive yourself of some valuable friendships that money can’t measure or buy. COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.













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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Saturday, May 12, the 133rd day of 2012. There are 233 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On May 12, 1937, Britain’s King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey his wife, Elizabeth, was crowned as queen consort. On this date: In 1780, during the Revolutionary War, the besieged city of Charleston, S.C., surrendered to British forces.

In 1902, anthracite coal miners in Pennsylvania went on strike. (The strike effectively ended in October 1902 with the appointment of an Anthracite Coal Strike Commission by President Theodore Roosevelt.) In 1932, the body of Charles Lindbergh Jr., the kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh, was found in a wooded area near Hopewell, N.J. In 1949, the Soviet Union lifted the Berlin Blockade, which the Western powers had suc-

ceeded in circumventing with their Berlin Airlift. In 1958, the United States and Canada signed an agreement to create the North American Air Defense Command (later the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD for short). Ten years ago: Jimmy Carter arrived in Cuba, becoming the first U.S. president in or out of office to visit since the 1959 revolution that put Fidel Castro in power.

Haiti hopes ore find will spur mining boom TROU DU NORD, Haiti (AP) — Its capital is blighted with earthquake rubble. Its countryside is shorn of trees, chopped down for fuel. And yet, Haiti’s land may hold the key to relieving centuries of poverty, disaster and disease: There is gold hidden in its hills and silver and copper, too. A flurry of exploratory drilling in the past year has found precious metals worth potentially $20 billion deep below the tropical ridges in the country’s northeastern mountains. Now, a mining company is drilling around the clock to determine how to get those metals out. In neighboring Dominican Republic, workers are poised to start mining the other side of this seam later this year in one of the world’s largest gold deposits: 23 million ounces worth about $40 billion. The Haitian government’s annual budget is $1 billion, more than half provided by foreign assistance. The largest single source of


In this April 10 photo, geologist Francisque Pierre examines samples of stone to be examined for minerals and metals at an exploratory mine run by the SOMINE mining company in the department of Trou Du Nord, Haiti. Haiti’s land may yet hold the solution to centuries of poverty: there is gold hidden in its hills, and silver and copper too. foreign investment, $2 billion, came from Haitians working abroad last year. A windfall of locally produced wealth could pay for roads,

schools, clean water and sewage systems for the nation’s 10 million people, most of whom live on as little as $1.25 a day.

“If the mining companies are honest and if Haiti has a good government, then here is a way for this country to move forward,” said Bureau

of Mines Director Dieuseul Anglade. In a parking lot outside Anglade’s marble-floored office, more than 100 families have been living in tents since the earthquake. “The gold in the mountains belongs to the people of Haiti,” he said, gesturing out his window. “And they need it.” Haiti’s geological vulnerability is also its promise. Massive tectonic plates squeeze the island with horrifying consequences, but deep cracks between them form convenient veins for gold, silver and copper pushed up from the hot innards of the planet. Prospectors from California to Chile know earthquake faults often have, quite literally, a golden lining. Until now, few Haitians have known about this buried treasure. Mining camps are unmarked, and the work is being done miles up dirt roads near remote villages, on the opposite side of the country from the capi-

tal. But U.S. and Canadian investors have spent more than $30 million in recent years on everything from exploratory drilling to camps for workers, new roads, offices and laboratory studies of samples. Actual mining could be under way in five years. “When I first heard whispers of this I said, ‘Gold mines? There could be gold mines in Haiti?’” said Michel Lamarre, a Haitian engineer whose firm, SOMINE, is leading the exploration. “I truly believe this is our answer to taking care of ourselves instead of constantly living on donations.” On a rugged, steep Haitian ridge far above the Atlantic, brilliant boulders coated with blue-green oxidized copper jut from the hills, while colorful pebbles litter the soil, strong indicators that precious metals lie below. “Just look down,” said geologist John Watkins. “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”

NATO summit a challenge for police Putin’s no-show sets sour tone CHICAGO (AP) They didn’t look or act like the police officers in the famous black-and-white film clips, wading into crowds with billy clubs flying. These cops arrived on bicycles in departmentissue short pants and quietly endured the taunting of demonstrators. Chicago police passed that simple test on May Day, when they confronted a relatively small and well-behaved crowd. But the many thousands of protesters expected to gather next week for a summit of NATO leaders could pose a far greater challenge for a force that has embraced new crowdcontrol techniques but never completely shed its reputation for brutality. Today, the city’s officers

know that if they so much as raise their clubs, the footage will be all over YouTube, reminding the world of what was called a “police riot” during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Any misconduct could revive other embarrassments, too, such as detectives torturing confessions out of suspects and an off-duty officer’s brutal beating of a bartender that was broadcast around the world. The NATO protests are also a big test for Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, who was selected last year by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to lead the 12,000-member force. McCarthy, a former ranking commander in the New York Police Department, said he’s

committed to extracting troublemakers rather than overwhelming entire crowds, and he wants to change the way police view demonstrators. “If you treat people as individuals, they’re individuals,” McCarthy said in an interview. “If you treat them as a mob, they become a mob.” For the city, the stakes could not be higher. With an international media corps attending the summit, a poor showing could be devastating to Emanuel’s hopes that the event will lift Chicago into the top tier of global cities such as New York and Paris. With more than 50 heads of state in town, police know they will be the front line.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Among Vladimir Putin’s first acts now that he’s back in Russia’s top job was to cancel a date with President Barack Obama. Both nations insist Putin’s no-show at a highprofile economic gathering tailored for his attendance is not a snub. But the decision to skip next week’s meeting of the Group of Eight industrial nations in the United States and a much-anticipated Oval Office meeting with Obama, may set a sour tone for the next four years. If Obama wins re-election, he will have Putin as a sometime partner and sometime adversary through the end of his presidency. If Republican Mitt Romney wins, the dynamic might be very different. Romney has called Russia an “enemy,” while Putin has signaled

that he will hold off on any major new cooperation with the United States until he knows who will be president. Either way, Russia watchers in and out of the U.S. government predict a more businesslike relationship than was the case under his predecessor, Dmitry Medvedev, and perhaps a more limited one. Putin has a variety of troubles at home and isn’t likely to pick a fight with the United States despite sharply negative rhetoric about Washington during his election campaign. But he also isn’t likely to welcome friendly ties for their own sake, said Steven Pifer, a Russia and arms control expert at the Brookings Institution. “I think you’ll see a more transactional relationship,”

Pifer said. Putin will be prepared to cooperate with the U.S. where he sees fit, “but it will be, ‘If I do this for you, what do I get?’” Pifer said. Putin returned Monday to the presidency he had vacated four years earlier. The Russian constitution prohibits more than two consecutive terms. In the interim, Putin protege Medvedev was president and Putin occupied the previously less important post of prime minister. Medvedev made way for Putin’s return, and now Putin has installed Medvedev as prime minister. Putin was considered the top decision-maker throughout, but Medvedev brought a cheerier and more Western-oriented face to Russian leadership that Obama sought to engage.

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555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales COVINGTON, 201 East Park Street, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9am-5pm. Huge Moving Sale! Something for everyone, lots of furniture and household items. FLETCHER, 9375 New Hope Road, Thursday, Friday 9am-5pm, and Saturday 9am-3pm. Large barn sale, large and small tools, cameras, and miscellaneous PIQUA, 3505 West Farrington Road, Thursday and Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-1pm, Huge jewelry sale! Each item is $1. CASH ONLY!! PIQUA, 401 Lambert, Saturday, May 12, 9am-2pm. Tools, workbench, outdoor furniture, HAM radio antennas, exercise equipment, rollback tonneau cover, computer printer, Brother sewing machine, golf balls, golf bag, radios, TV, miscellaneous items.

TIPP CITY, 1305 Ginghamsburg Frederick Road, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm Dishes, pots and pans, antiques, some Christmas items, lighting, dishwasher, and lots of miscellaneous.

TIPP CITY, 790 South Hyatt, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am-5pm. Estate Sale, tools, furniture, tv's, stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer, household items, luggage, Avon collectables, Christmas items, no clothing, too much to list. TIPP CITY, 8045 Wildcat Road, Friday and Saturday, 8am-5pm. Miscellaneous furniture, collectibles, Coke dishes, full glass storm door, rabbit cages, Tonka trucks, floor fans, crocks, women's suits, seasonal decor and much more.

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TROY, 174 Tamworth Road, Saturday only 5/12, 8am-2pm. Baby Items, girls clothes size NB-24 months & 4-14, girls shoes, juniors and misses clothes, doll house, (2) Nintendo DS Lite's, art easel, home decor, dish set by Pfaltzgraff, kids toys and games. Lots and lots to choose from. MULTI FAMILY! TROY, 1865 Pheasant Point Court (approximately 1 mile East of Kensington Subdivision off Swailes Road), May 10, 11 & 12, 8am-4pm. Four family! Furniture, home decor, bikes, toys, name brand kids clothes, electronics, too much to list! TROY, 225 Westhaven Drive (King's Chapel), Saturday, 9am-4pm. Upright freezer, bookshelf, desk, coffee table, Dell computer, sewing machine, birdhouse decorations, bikes, stroller, bouncy seat, carseat, spring horse, Sega Genesis, VCR tapes, miscellaneous. TROY, 229 West Ross Street, Friday and Saturday 8am-3pm, dorm room items, girls clothes, toys, Cathy VanZeeland purses, vanity, men's and women's clothes, dolls, stuffed animals, keyboard , tv stand, home decor, and household items TROY 2330 Troy-Sidney Rd. (just past Duke Park), Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 8:30am-5pm. Big Sale! Antiques, furniture, household items, air mattresses, glassware, tv's, gardening items, seasonal, crafting materials, fabric, jewelry, snowblower, gas grill, cement goose. TROY, 2380 Cara Drive, Saturday 8am-12pm. Lots of miscellaneous. TROY, 251 Robinhood Lane, Friday, May, 11, 9am-4pm and Saturday, May 12, 9am-Noon. Cherry dining room set including 6 chairs and hutch, antique rocking chair, light fixtures and other furniture. Quality and gently used baby items including high chair, stroller combo, glider and many toys. Children and adult clothing. Beer steins and other collectibles. Lots of good stuff! Don't miss out! TROY, 5145 West State Route 55, Saturday only! 9am-3pm, Barn sale! Sleeper sofa, washer, dryer, chipper, large corner desk unit, older refrigerator great for garage, twin bookcase headboard, lots of household, decorative items, other furniture

TROY, 2810 Wagon Wheel Way, Saturday, May 12th, 8:30am-1:30pm. Bandsaw, household items, furniture, kids clothes, and miscellaneous. TROY, 3265 Honeysuckle Drive, Friday & Saturday 8am-6pm, 16 gallon wet/dry vac, dinette set, Kirby, 60 inch tv stand, Big mans & other clothing, some collectibles, Lots of miscellaneous items TROY, 338 Lake, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8am-3pm. Girls/ junior clothes 12 and up. Ladies, men's XXXL, leaf vac, coffee table, household, garage items. TROY, 527 Miami Street, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 8am-5pm. 4 toddler to 10 girls - Gymboree, Levis, Hello Kitty, Bonnie Gean, 3 toddler to 7 boys - Tony Hawk, Champs, Gymboree, carters, Osh Kosh, outside umbrella, hobby horse, highchair, toys, books, puzzles, baskets and household items. TROY, 734 South Ridge Avenue, Thursday thru Saturday 8am-4pm. Moving Sale, Handyman's tools, bicycles, Ping golf bag, golf clubs, furniture, housewares, tons of miscellaneous, everything must go! TROY, 996 and 998 Lincolnshire Drive, Saturday Only, 8am-3pm. Baby items, sports equipment, kayak, and other household items.

TROY, Kensington subdivision, Thursday May 10th, Friday May 11th and Saturday May 12th, 8am-4pm. Maps will be available at the State Route 55 entrance - Kenton Way and the Nashville Road entrance - Huntington Drive. This large subdivision will have 35-40 sales on all three days with new ones opening on Friday and Saturday. Lots of children clothing all sizes, toys, children's movies, video games, adult clothing, pictures, knick knacks, jewelry, baskets, craft items, housewares, seasonal decor, pet items, furniture, tv's, entertainment centers, sports equipment, books, cd's, dvd's, vhs tapes, motorcycles, cars, tools, computer equipment, and lots of miscellaneous. WEST MILTON/ TIPP CITY, Brush Creek Church of God Shelter 6370 S. Kessler Frederick Road, Friday, 8am-4pm & Saturday, 8am-2pm. Come join us or rent a spot.

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560 Home Furnishings BEDROOM FURNITURE two sets wood children's with twin bed, dresser, night stand, bookcases/ desk in each. $200 (937)773-1307. COUCH, CHAIR, matching green and red floral on white, very soft, $100. Delivery extra locally. (937)339-7732 FURNITURE, Sleeper sofa, Norwalk, beige plaid, $100, Oak Pedestal table and 6 chairs, $250, Must sell, (937)489-4806

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Logano Wins Joey Logano wrecked leader Elliott Sadler five laps from the end, then broke free during a greenwhite-checkered finish at Darlington Raceway for his second straight Nationwide Series victory. Logano was in third place after the fifth caution period tightened up the race at the end. Logano bumped leader Sadler at the restart, turning the lead car into the wall. Logano then shot past Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin during NASCAR’s version of overtime and held on for his third series victory of the season.





Southern 500

Southern 500 Site: Darlington, S.C. Schedule: Saturday, race, 7 p.m. (FOX, 6:30-11 p.m.). Track: Darlington Raceway (oval, 1.366 miles). Last year: Regan Smith raced to his first Sprint Cup victory, holding off Carl Edwards in a green-whitechecker finish.

Last race: James Buescher won at Kansas Speedway on April 21, passing Brad Keselowski with 10 laps left and pulling away for his first series victory. Next race: N. C. Education Lottery 200, May 18, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.

Spanish Grand Prix Site: Barcelona, Spain. Schedule: Saturday, practice, qualifying (Speed, 89:30 a.m.); Sunday, race, 8 a.m. (Speed, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.). Track: Circuit de Catalunya (road course, 2.89 miles). Last year: Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel raced to the fourth of his 11 2011 victories en route to his second straight season title.

Last race: Will Power raced to his third straight victory of the year and third in a row in the Sao Paulo 300 on April 29, extending Team Penske’s season-opening winning streak to four. Ryan Hunter-Reay was second. Next race: Indianapolis 500, May 27, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis.

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Biffle Wins Pole Sprint Cup points leader Greg Biffle won his second career pole at Darlington Raceway, sweeping past the Hendrick Motorsports duo of Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne to start up front for the Southern 500. Biffle won this race in 2005 and 2006, the first two years that Darlington’s event was moved to Mother's Day weekend. Biffle was the next-to-last to hit the track for qualifying with a speed of 180.257 mph and pushed past Johnson and Kahne — who each finished with identical speeds of 179.556 mph.

TOP 10 RACERS: Sprint Cup 1. Greg Biffle 2. Matt Kenseth 3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 4. Denny Hamlin 5. Kevin Harvick 6. Martin Truex Jr. 7. Tony Stewart 8. Jimmie Johnson 9. Kyle Busch 10. Clint Bowyer

378 371 369 351 333 332 328 324 308 302

Nationwide Series 1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.325 2. Elliott Sadler 320 3. Austin Dillon 290 4. Sam Hornish Jr. 265 5. Cole Whitt 248 6. Michael Annett 241 7. Justin Allgaier 228 8. Tayler Malsam 202 9. Mike Bliss 201 10. Joe Nemechek 189 Camping World Truck Series 1. Timothy Peters 163 2. James Buescher 159 3. Justin Lofton 152 4. Ty Dillon 149 5. Nelson Piquet Jr. 140 6. Parker Kligerman 137 7. Ron Hornaday Jr. 129 8. John King 124 9. Jason White 120 10. Matt Crafton 115


Distance: 1.366 miles Race: 501.3 miles Laps: 367 laps

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Patrick Penalized? Danica Patrick said Thursday she isn’t sure if NASCAR will penalize her for intentionally wrecking Sam Hornish Jr. at Talladega Superspeedway. Patrick was angry after Hornish ran her up the track on the last lap of the Nationwide Series race. She retaliated on the cool-down lap, but insisted her intent was only to hit Hornish to show her displeasure. After watching a replay of the accident, she called both Hornish and Nationwide Series director Joe Balash. She also exchanged emails with Hornish team owner Roger Penske. “I was definitely surprised he hit the wall, that was completely unintentional,” she said during an appearance for new sponsor Coca-Cola at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “Sam didn’t mean to put me in the wall, either. We’re both good, and I know we’re both looking forward to Darlington.”

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Danica Patrick talks Friday with fellow driver Carl Edwards after practice for Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C.

Earning her stripes Patrick prepping for 1st trip to Darlington DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick is ready to earn her stripes — probably plenty of them — this weekend at the Southern 500. Patrick is back in the Sprint Cup series for the first time since the season-opening Daytona 500, and she picked one of the circuit’s most treacherous tracks for her return in Darlington Raceway. Sprint Cup veterans leave the quirky, egg-shaped oval shaking their heads, let alone rookies unaccustomed to the odd corners, narrow straightaways and walls that attract cars like magnets. Even Patrick’s boss, Tony Stewart, hasn’t won a Sprint Cup race at Darlington. “Why not start right away with the most difficult tracks?” Patrick said. “If you want to have the most complete season you can, you might as well learn at the hardest race tracks.” Patrick is sure to have her hands full at Darlington and will no doubt quickly earn her “Darlington stripe” the worn mark along car’s right side from continually rubbing against the outside walls once practice starts Friday for Saturday night’s race. Patrick plans to lean heavily on Stewart for tips at Darlington, even though Stewart’s lone trip to victory lane here came in the Nationwide Series event in 2008. She has been told, for example, that because the

track is so narrow, it is better to let someone pass heading into a corner. “It’s a confusing sort of racing,” Patrick said. And one that’s confounded the greatest in NASCAR. Richard Petty had only three of his record 200 NASCAR victories at Darlington. Rusty Wallace won 55 NASCAR races, but never at Darlington. Fivetime series champion Jimmie Johnson swept both races here in 2004, yet hasn’t won at Darlington since. “It’s going to be tough” for Patrick, said 2010 Southern 500 champion Denny Hamlin. “No doubt about it.” Hamlin remembers running dozens of test laps at Darlington Raceway before his first Nationwide Series race here in 2004. “I literally wore every piece of sheet metal off the right side before I was done testing,” he said. “It’s such a challenging track. It’s unlike any track she’s been on even in Indy cars.” Patrick’s run at Darlington is part of her 10-race Sprint Cup schedule, which will continue two weeks from now at the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. She goes three more months before returning to the Sprint Cup at Bristol. Patrick gets a dose of most tracks on the circuit with her Nationwide Series team, driving for JR Motorsports. Stewart acknowledged he threw Patrick to the “wolves” with some of

the tracks she’s going to face. But the seat time will serve her well in years to come. “I’m not worried about the finishes at the end of the day,” Stewart said. “It’s just finishing the race, getting the laps and getting that experience in the car.” Patrick, one of racing’s most popular figures, is amazed at how her fan base has expanded since leaving her fulltime open-wheel racing ride for NASCAR. She was on a plane last month when she noticed a young boy walk by in camouflage shirt of Stewart. A short time later, an attendant asked if the boy could meet her. “His mom had my sweatshirt on,” Patrick said. “I think it’s the first time I’ve seen my merchandise on someone’s body. I’m noticing.” Patrick’s had her share of bumps in the NASCAR road. Her Sprint Cup debut in February was ruined quickly with a second-lap crash and she finished 38th at Daytona. There was some worry that her No. 10 car driven by David Reutimann for Tommy Baldwin Racing in a partnership with Stewart-Haas when Patrick’s not running wouldn’t make the Southern 500 field on points and she’d need a fast qualifying time. But Rueitmann finished 22nd at Talladega last week and the No. 10 moved up to 33rd in owners points, locking it into Saturday night’s race.

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The first American driver on the Formula One grid in five years is hoping for a solid performance at the Spanish Grand Prix. Caterham test driver and California native Alexander Rossi took to the track for practice on Friday, becoming the first U.S. driver to get behind the wheel of an F1 car since Scott Speed drove for Toro Rosso in 2007. Speed was eventually replaced by the current twotime world champion Sebastian Vettel. The United States will host a race this season for the first time in five years on Nov. 18 at Austin, Texas, and a second GP will be held in New Jersey in 2013. “American people are very patriotic, but there is no driver to get behind and support,” Rossi said. “I don’t see why Formula One cannot be something America is a part of. I wouldn’t say it’s too European at all.” Phil Hill was the first American driver to win the championship in 1961 and Mario Andretti title was the last in 1978. Andretti’s son Michael raced 13 grand prix races for McLaren in 1993, with a third-place finish as his best result in that stint. The 22-year-old Rossi maintains there is interest in the sport, particularly after Caterham signed agreements with several big-spending American corporate sponsors. “I think (the sponsors) realize there is a big opportunity there that hasn’t been captured yet by Formula One,” said Rossi. “I feel like I’m a critical part of that. “My goal is to be a racer and I want to be someone who inspires Americans to watch Formula One.” The reason for lack of the F1’s popularity could be that Rossi’s generation’s most vivid memory of U.S. involvement in the sport was the infamous 2006 Unites States GP, when only six teams took part. Seven teams pulled out over tire concerns. Fans littered the Indianapolis track in protest. “When they explained to me Formula One cars were quickest than Champ cars, that got my attention,” said Rossi, who admits it’s tough to break through the NASCAR and IndyCar dominance.

Penske Racing clicking in NASCAR and IndyCar CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It was just a year ago that Penske Racing, or at least its NASCAR branch, appeared to be in total turmoil. Kurt Busch used a meltdown over his team radio at Richmond to assail all the shortcomings he saw at Penske. It certainly got the attention of team management, and behind-the-scene changes began almost immediately. The performance began

to improve, too, especially for Brad Keselowski. Spurred in part by Busch’s claim that it had been years since he’d had a competitive teammate, Keselowski went on to win three races and earn a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Now, a year removed from that low point for the proud Penske organization, things couldn’t be better. Keselowski’s win on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway the first

for team owner Roger Penske was his second of the season and cemented him as a strong contender to give Penske his first Cup championship. And, oh, by the way, Penske’s IndyCar team is pretty good, too. His drivers have combined to win all four races and all four poles so far this season, and begin Saturday preparing for the Indianapolis 500 a race the organization has won 15 times.

“I’m not king of the world, I’ll tell you that for sure,” Penske said. “I think we made some changes last year after Richmond. We had a plan. I think everybody stuck together. Kurt was a big help there, obviously as we got going with getting in the Chase. I think you’ve seen this year this year we’ve been very competitive. “On the IndyCar side, when you win the first four races, can’t do much

better than that. Overall, I think we’ve got a great season going. It’s a credit really to our people.” It was Keselowski who gave Penske his only NASCAR title, in 2010 in the second-tier Nationwide Series. Otherwise, the most decorated team owner in motorsports has been shutout. Penske first joined in NASCAR in 1972, but was out of the series from 1981 through 1990.


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■ Basketball

• GOLF: The deadline for sign up in the Troy Junior Golf Strawberry Festival Tournament at Miami Shores GC is 6 p.m. Thursday. The tournament will be on May 20. For more information, call 335-4457. • BASKETBALL: The Troy boys baketball camp will be on June 4-7. The camp, held in the Trojan Activities Center, for grades 1-4 will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For grades 5-8, the camp will be from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 4, then will start at 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. on June 5-7. The camp will feature former Troy standout and former Ohio State basketball player Matt Terwilliger. Camp forms have been delivered to each homeroom teacher and addition forms available in school offices. The fee is $55. To sign up, send application to Coach Miller, Troy High School, 151 Staunton Road Troy, 45373. For questions or concerns, contact coach Tim Miller at his school line (937) 332-6068 or at home (937) 339-6576. • BASEBALL: The Troy Post 43 baseball team is holding the 2012 Golf Scramble at Cliffside Golf Course in Tipp City on Saturday. Check in starts at noon. A shotgun start will take place at 1 p.m. The fee is $65 a person. Proceeds go to the support of Troy Post 43 baseball. To learn more, contact Brown at (937) 339-4383 or at (937) 474-9093. You can also contact Frosty via email at • COACHING SEARCH: Bethel High School is looking for a varsity head football coach. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to Bob Hamlin, Athletic Director, Bethel High School, Tipp City 45371 or • GOLF: The Ninth Annual Red Devil Golf Outing will be held at 11:30 a.m. June 8 at Homestead Golf Course. Forms came be found at under the “golf” heading. For more information, e-mail • BASKETBALL: The Red Devil Basketball Youth Camp will be held from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 11-14 at Tippecanoe High School. The camp is for boys who will be in grades 6-8 next year. The cost is $70 before June 1 and $75 after June 1. Skill instruction, games, t-shirt and string bag are included in the fee. For more information, e-mail

Besecker let go as Covington girls coach Both Bucc programs undergoing varsity coaching changes BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor When Covington girls basketball coach Chris Besecker stepped into a recent meeting, he expected a job evaluation. “I was going in to meet with the principal for my evaluation, but when he started talking, something was off,” Besecker said. “He was nervous, speaking in broken sentences — all the signs of some-

one saying something they did not want to say.” It was then that Besecker, a coach at Covington for the past 27 years, was informed that his contract was not being renewed for next season, leaving both of the Buccaneer varsity basketball jobs in a state of flux. But for Besecker, it was a total surprise. “Yeah, yeah it was,” Besecker said. “It left a bad taste in my mouth. No. 1, I was never given a

with those girls than you are. But … I can’t, I can’t …’ and he just kept saying that until finally I had job evaluation, to put the words in his mouth. ‘I’m no specific reanot coming back, am I?’” son. And then Besecker was the head varsity what really girls coach for the past 23 years. bothers me The Buccs were 15-9 this season, now is that 9-3 in the Cross County school adminConference, won a Division IV istrators are Sectional championship and saying that I reached the district title game. It resigned was the first time since the 2006when, in fact, I BESECKER 07 season that Covington had a did not. winning record, but it was the sec“Principal (Ken) Miller began, saying ‘I’ve ond time in that span that they seen you in the gym with those ■ See BESECKER on 20 girls, and there’s no one better


■ Track and Field

■ Commentary

Josh Brown Troy Daily News Sports Editor

Sorrowful policy robs players of title game

SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY Tennis Division I Sectional Final Troy, Tippecanoe, Piqua (9 a.m.) Division II Sectional Final Milton-Union, Lehman (9 a.m.) Track and Field Milton-Union at SWBL (at Preble Shawnee) (9 a.m.) Bethel, Bradford, Covington, Miami East, Newton at CCC (at Twin Valley South) (11 a.m.) Troy Christian at MBC (at Yellow Springs) (10 a.m.) STAFF PHOTOS/ANTHONY WEBER

Troy’s Ashley Rector wins the 400 during Friday Greater Western Ohio Conference All-Stars meet at Piqua High School.

SUNDAY No events scheduled MONDAY Softball Division III Sectional Final At Northmont HS Miami East vs. Preble Shawnee (5 p.m.)

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Badertscher runs wild at CBC meet Ashley Badertscher owns the Central Buckeye Conference. Tippecanoe’s leading sprinter racked up four victories in her four events Friday at the finals of the CBC championships at Urbana High School, leading the Red Devils to a fifth-place. See Page 20.

Dragons Lair EASTLAKE — Steve Selsky’s sacr fly brought in Juan Silva to break a 4-4 tie in the eighth inning as the Dayton Dragons defeated Lake County 5-4 on Friday night. Lake County came back from a 4-0 deficit to tie the game in the seventh before the Dragons regained the lead and held on.

For those wondering, yes, it is possible to win a championship and not be happy about it. Particularly when you don’t even get to go out and win it yourselves. All because your would-be opponent is still living in the Dark Ages. But that’s exactly what players at Mesa Preparatory Academy in Arizona recently experienced after its opponent for the Arizona Charter Athletic Association 1A division championship, Our Lady of Sorrows, forfeited the game — all because Mesa has a girl playing on the team. Yes, 15-year-old Paige Sultzbach plays second base for Mesa, and apparently this is a grievous problem for Our Lady of Sorrows. According to an Associated Press article, Our Lady of Sorrows is run by a group of traditionalist, conservative priests called the Society of Saint Pius X, which — according to a Yahoo! Sports article — “do not agree with Roman Catholic Church reforms enacted by the

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tops Breaking through Tipp Urbana Trojans have all-star night at GWOC BY COLIN FOSTER Sports Writer

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The Troy boys track team just wanted to break through. As for Ashley Rector, she wanted to break records. The Trojan boys — which hadn’t won a Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division title in 17 years — were finally crowned champs of the North on Friday at the GWOC All-Stars meet in Piqua, while Rector — who set two new Troy High

It took him a week, but Carter Langdon finished off his fifth shutout in Central Buckeye Conference play. The Tippecanoe junior struck out 11 and allowed only three hits, finishing Friday a game that was suspended from Monday as the Red Devils (20-6, 14-2 CBC) knocked off Urbana 2-0. “Carter pitched another outstanding game — 6-0 in the league, his fifth league shutout,” Tippecanoe coach Bruce Cahill said. “We played great defense and hit the ball well. This was a nice little tuneup for next week.”



School records Friday — and the girls team repeated as North Division champions and finished second overall (95.50 points) out of 18 teams in the conference. Wayne won with 110 points. The Troy boys had an equally impressive performance, finishing third overall in the GWOC with 62 points. The top team was Centerville (123.50 points) and Wayne placed second (111).

Ben Hughes was 2 for 2 with a double and an RBI and Zack Blair was 2 for 3 for Tippecanoe, which led 2-0 in the fourth inning when the game was postponed by a Monday storm. It was the Devils’ fourth straight 20-or-more win season, which ties a school record. Tippecanoe travels to Northmont Monday before playing in Thursday’s sectional title game.

Troy’s Steven Gohrband clears the bar in the pole vault Friday at

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Sorrows ■ CONTINUED FROM 17 Vatican II Council in the 1960s, and who broke from the Church in the 1980s.” In a statement that appeared in the same Yahoo! article, an Our Lady of Sorrows official said, “Teaching our boys to treat ladies with deference, we choose not to place them in athletic competition where proper boundaries can only be respected with difficulty. Our school aims to instill in our boys a profound respect for women and girls.” Which is a nice way of saying that they don’t actually respect women or girls. Not enough to consider them equals, at least, or enough to think they belong on the same field of play as the boys.

I’ve been covering sports on the high school level since 2004 — not very long by any stretch, I realize — but long enough to realize just how stupid this sorrowfully antiquated policy is. I’ve seen girls play on boys teams — and thrive. In today’s Division I Sectional semifinal tennis match, I’ll be watching Butler’s Lauren Jackson play as a member of the top-seeded doubles team against a team from Troy. Those boys aren’t whining about having to play a girl and looking for religious excuses out of the match. They’re excited to square off for a third time and try to win the rubber match after they’ve split two previous meetings this year.

And not just non-contact sports like tennis or, well, baseball. I’ve witnessed girls on wrestling teams decimate their male counterparts. I’ve seen girls on soccer teams run circles around the guys. And even on the holy grail of manlyman high school sports, football, members of the socalled fairer sex have — on rare occasions — shown an affinity for kicking some butt. Mostly as kickers, but everyone once in a while at quarterback — and even once as a lineman. And it’s funny to me that Sultzbach plays second base, because in my limited time covering baseball and softball, one second baseman stands out above all the rest, boy and girl, as

the best I’ve seen in the field — Newton High School’s Marina Snipes. She makes every routine play that comes her way, and then she makes the spectacular plays look like routine ones. If I was a high school baseball coach and she came to me wanting a spot on my team, all I would need would be for her to prove she could hit male baseball pitching, and that glove would be a morethan-welcome addition to the team. But no, says Our Lady of Sorrows. They believe that girls aren’t good enough to play sports against boys. In fact, the two teams played twice during the regular season,

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and Sultzbach sat the bench during those games out of “respect” for Our Lady of Sorrow’s policy. But she wasn’t about to miss her championship game. “This is not a contact sport. It shouldn’t be an issue,” Sultzbach’s mother Pamela said. “It wasn’t that they were afraid they were going to hurt or injure her. It’s that (they believe) a girl’s place is not on the field.” And everyone else has to respect those beliefs. Yeah. No. We don’t. Because we’re not living in the Dark Ages anymore. The earth isn’t flat, nor does the sun revolve around it anymore. And women can not only vote

and play sports, but they can also hold jobs typically held by men — and do them just as well, if not better in some cases. They still can’t get paid as much for doing them, of course. But hey, progress sometimes goes slower than it really should. Mesa may have won its title, but the players shouldn’t be happy about it. And neither should the players for Our Lady of Sorrows. But instead of blaming Paige Sultzbach, they should blame their own school’s officials — and their outdated way of thinking. Josh Brown is the Sports Editor of the Troy Daily News. Contact him at

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Another leaky outing Leake hammered by light-hitting Nationals in Reds loss CINCINNATI (AP) — Roger Bernadina and Danny Espinosa each hit a two-run homer Friday night in one of Washington’s biggest scoring splurges of the season, leading the light-hitting Nationals to a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Washington matched its season high for runs by taking advantage of Mike Leake (0-5), who lasted three innings and remained winless in six starts. He gave up seven hits and six runs, including the homers by Bernadina and Espinosa. It’s the second time Leake has failed to last four innings this season. Left-hander Gio Gonzalez (4-1) struck out a season-high nine batters including six in a row but lasted only five innings because of a high pitch count. His performance came one day after Stephen Strasburg struck out 13 Pirates, including seven in a row, for a 4-2 win. Bernadina also had one of Washington’s three homers in the win in Pittsburgh. The Nationals are in first place in the NL East on the strength of their pitching, which had allowed only 93 runs heading into the Cincinnati series fewest in the majors. Washington’s .237 team batting average ranked near the bottom of the league. Washington got rolling right away against Leake, who gave up Bernadina’s homer and Adam LaRoche’s RBI double before getting an out. He threw 28 pitches before retiring a batter. Bernadina also singled home a run in the second. Espinosa hit his second homer in the third inning, forcing manager Dusty Baker to get his bullpen working. Gonzalez gave up a pair of runs and didn’t allow a homer in one of the majors’ most hitterfriendly ballparks. He hasn’t allowed a homer in his last eight starts since


Rory McIlroy hits from the 12th tee during the second round of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass Friday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

McIlroy misses cut at TPC


Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake throws against the Washington Nationals during the first inning Friday in Cincinnati. Sept. 23, a span of 50 innings that is the longest such streak of his career. It’s also the longest active streak in the majors. Too many pitches was the problem. Jay Bruce hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth, and the Reds had a chance to get back into the game when Gonzalez lost his touch in the fifth. Zack Cozart singled home a run

to cut it to 7-2, and Cincinnati loaded the bases with back-to-back walks and only one out. Gonzalez threw a fastball past Bruce for a strikeout, then got Scott Rolen to foul out on his 115th pitch of the game. The Reds hurt themselves in the eighth. Brandon Phillips was on third when Rolen hit a grounder to third base-

man Ryan Zimmerman. Phillips couldn’t get back in time and was tagged out. Red Sox 7, Indians 5 BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia had three hits and three RBIs to back a solid outing by Clay Buchholz, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5 Friday night to snap a three-game skid.

■ National Basketball Association

AP source: LeBron wins 3rd MVP MIAMI (AP) — Heat forward LeBron James is the NBA’s MVP for a third time, putting him alongside some of the game’s all-time greats. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that James will be announced Saturday as this year’s winner of the league’s top individual honor, and that he’ll be formally presented with the trophy by Commissioner David Stern on Sunday afternoon before Miami hosts Indiana in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the league has not announced the results. Late

Friday night, the Heat released plans for a 1 p.m. Saturday event on the court at AmericanAirlines Arena so the team and the NBA could “make a major announcement.” James is winning the award for the third time in four seasons. Only seven other players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Moses Malone have at least three MVP trophies. James said last week that while another MVP award “would be amazing and would be humbling,” it’s not what drives him. In his ninth season, James still

has not won an NBA title and it’s clear that, although he wanted to reclaim the MVP trophy, winning a championship is far and away his top basketball priority. “What I’m all about is team and ever since I was a kid, I was always taught it’s team first,” James told the AP on Friday. “My first time playing basketball, we went undefeated and won a championship and Frank Walker Sr. gave everyone on the team a MVP trophy. Right then and there, I knew that this is what I wanted to do.” Abdul-Jabbar won the MVP six times, Jordan and Russell five times each,

Chamberlain four times. After this weekend, they’ll be the only players with more than James. “I think he’s probably as committed as he’s ever been in his career,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said this week, asked to summarize James’ season. “And he’s always been committed. … We all respond to his energy on the court.” James averaged 27.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists making him only the fourth player with those totals in at least two different seasons, according to STATS LLC, joining Oscar Robertson (five times), John Havlicek (twice) and Bird (twice).

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — After breaking 70 for the first time in seven weeks, Tiger Woods headed to the back of the practice range at the TPC Sawgrass to fine-tune his swing. That was much better than going to the clubhouse to clean out his locker. The Players Championship featured Matt Kuchar, Zach John and Kevin Na atop the leaderboard Friday. What it lacked was some of the golf’s biggest names. Rory McIlroy stumbled to a 76 and became the first player at No. 1 in the world ranking to miss the cut at Sawgrass since Greg Norman in 1996. Steve Stricker had made a PGA Tour-leading 49 cuts in a row until he shot 74 and ended a streak that began in August 2009. And with 11 holes left in his round, Woods was two shots over the cut line and in jeopardy of missing back-to-back cuts for the first time in his career. The thought never crossed his mind. Instead, he blistered a 5-wood into the breeze on the eighth hole the toughest par 3 on the course and watched it catch a slope on the edge of the green and roll 8 feet away from the cup. That was the first of four straight birdies for Woods, who wound up with a 68. He said he was only thinking about a 66 to get momentum going into the weekend, and he missed by two. “I was trying to shoot my number today,” Woods said. “Sixty-six was my number today. I figured that would have been a good way to go into the weekend, being probably four or five back. But I’m still with a good chance.” Everyone has a chance going into the weekend, including Woods and Phil Mickelson, the Hall of Fame’s newest member. They were six shots behind. But they are chasing the gang from Sea Island home of Kuchar and Johnson, along with PGA Tour rookie Harris English, who was one shot out of the lead. Johnson made five birdies on the back nine until a bogey on the 18th hole, though he matched the best score of the second round with a 66. Kuchar,

who made a strong run at the Masters last month, played bogey-free over his last 13 holes for a 68. Na started the back nine with three straight birdies for a 69. “It’s fun to be back in position with a chance to win again,” Kuchar said. They were at 8-under 136, meaning only eight shots separate first from worst going into the final 36 holes on a most unpredictable Stadium Course. The top 14 players on the leaderboard were separated by only three strokes. English birdied the 17th and 18th for a 67, while the group at 6-under 138 included past champion Adam Scott (70). McIlroy, who only last week lost in a three-way playoff at Quail Hollow, opened with a birdie and didn’t make another one the rest of the day. He missed the cut for the first time in more than a year, though it wasn’t unusual at the TPC Sawgrass. In three appearances at The Players Championship, McIlroy has never broken par or made the cut. “Hopefully, I’m coming back here for another 20 years,” McIlroy said. “If I don’t figure it out on my 20th, there’s something wrong.” Woods followed his birdie at No. 8 with an iron over the trees and into a bunker, only about 10 feet from being perfect. He still made birdie, along with a 5-footer on the 10th and a two-putt birdie from the fringe on No. 11. “I hit a good shot there at 8 and made the putt, and from there I really hit some good shots,” Woods said. “I probably could have gotten one or two more out of it. But I really played well today. I was just very consistent, and nothing spectacular, just real solid golf.” Martin Laird was solid for 33 holes and was the only player to reach double digits under par for the week. He was at 10 under with three holes to play when he lost four shots on the last three holes. His hopes for eagle turned into bogey with a 4-iron into the water on the 16th, and he dunked one on No. 17 for double bogey. The good news? “I’m glad it happened on a Friday, and not on Sunday,” Laird said after a 73 put him in a large group two shots behind.



BASEBALL Baseball Expanded Standings All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Baltimore 21 12 .636 20 13 .606 Tampa Bay 18 14 .563 New York 18 14 .563 Toronto 13 19 .406 Boston Central Division W L Pct Cleveland 18 14 .563 16 15 .516 Detroit 16 17 .485 Chicago 11 20 .355 Kansas City 8 23 .258 Minnesota West Division W L Pct Texas 21 11 .656 Oakland 16 16 .500 15 19 .441 Seattle 14 18 .438 Los Angeles NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Washington 20 12 .625 Atlanta 19 13 .594 18 14 .563 New York 17 15 .531 Miami 15 18 .455 Philadelphia Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 20 11 .645 Cincinnati 16 15 .516 Houston 15 17 .469 14 18 .438 Pittsburgh 13 18 .419 Chicago 13 18 .419 Milwaukee West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 20 11 .645 San Francisco 15 16 .484 14 18 .438 Arizona 13 17 .433 Colorado 11 22 .333 San Diego

Scores GB WCGB — — 1 — 2½ — 2½ — 7½ 5

L10 7-3 5-5 5-5 6-4 2-8

Str Home Away W-1 10-7 11-5 L-2 13-3 7-10 W-2 10-7 8-7 W-2 8-7 10-7 W-1 5-11 8-8

GB WCGB — — 1½ 1½ 2½ 2½ 6½ 6½ 9½ 9½

L10 6-4 5-5 4-6 5-5 2-8

Str Home Away L-1 8-10 10-4 W-1 9-9 7-6 W-3 6-9 10-8 L-1 4-13 7-7 L-2 4-11 4-12

GB WCGB — — 5 2 7 4 7 4

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

Str Home Away W-1 8-5 13-6 L-2 7-9 9-7 L-1 7-8 8-11 W-1 9-8 5-10

GB WCGB — — 1 — 2 — 3 1 5½ 3½

L10 6-4 5-5 5-5 9-1 4-6

Str Home Away W-2 12-4 8-8 L-1 8-5 11-8 L-1 10-6 8-8 W-2 7-5 10-10 W-1 6-8 9-10

GB WCGB — — 4 1½ 5½ 3 6½ 4 7 4½ 7 4½

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

Str Home Away W-4 8-4 12-7 L-1 8-7 8-8 W-1 10-8 5-9 L-2 8-8 6-10 W-1 9-10 4-8 L-1 7-8 6-10

GB WCGB — — 5 2½ 6½ 4 6½ 4 10 7½

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

Str Home Away W-1 12-3 8-8 L-1 8-7 7-9 L-5 6-10 8-8 W-1 8-10 5-7 L-2 9-14 2-8

AMERICAN LEAGUE Thursday's Games Baltimore 6, Texas 5, 1st game N.Y.Yankees 5, Tampa Bay 3 Cleveland 8, Boston 3 Texas 7, Baltimore 3, 2nd game Toronto 6, Minnesota 2 Detroit 10, Oakland 6 Friday's Games N.Y.Yankees 6, Seattle 2 Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 3 Boston 7, Cleveland 5 L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox 5, Kansas City 0 Toronto at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Saturday's Games L.A. Angels (Williams 3-1) at Texas (M.Harrison 4-2), 1:05 p.m. Seattle (Noesi 2-3) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 2-4), 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (M.Moore 1-2) at Baltimore (Matusz 1-4), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (Tomlin 1-2) at Boston (Doubront 2-1), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (Hochevar 2-3) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 3-1), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Hutchison 1-1) at Minnesota (Walters 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Detroit (Fister 0-0) at Oakland (McCarthy 2-3), 8:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Seattle at N.Y.Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Cleveland at Boston, 1:35 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Monday's Games N.Y.Yankees at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Seattle at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Thursday's Games Washington 4, Pittsburgh 2 Friday's Games Houston 1, Pittsburgh 0 Philadelphia 7, San Diego 3 Miami 6, N.Y. Mets 5 Washington 7, Cincinnati 3 Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Atlanta at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Saturday's Games Chicago Cubs (Volstad 0-4) at Milwaukee (Marcum 1-1), 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 4-1) at Miami (Nolasco 4-0), 1:05 p.m. Houston (Happ 2-2) at Pittsburgh (Morton 1-3), 7:05 p.m. San Diego (Volquez 1-2) at Philadelphia (Halladay 3-2), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 1-3) at Cincinnati (Latos 2-2), 7:10 p.m. Atlanta (Beachy 3-1) at St. Louis (Wainwright 2-3), 7:15 p.m San Francisco (M.Cain 1-2) at Arizona (Cahill 2-3), 8:10 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 2-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Harang 1-2), 9:10 p.m. Sunday's Games N.Y. Mets at Miami, 1:10 p.m. Washington at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. San Diego at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Atlanta at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 4:05 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. Monday's Games Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 7:05 p.m. Houston at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. San Diego at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Nationals 7, Reds 3 Washington Cincinnati ab r h bi ab r h bi Dsmnd ss 5 2 2 0 Cozart ss 5 0 1 1 Berndn lf 5 1 2 3 Stubbs cf 5 0 1 0 Zmrmn 3b 4 1 3 0 Votto 1b 3 1 1 0 LaRoch 1b4 1 2 2 BPhllps 2b4 0 2 0 Harper rf 5 0 0 0 Bruce rf 4 1 2 1 SBurntt p 0 0 0 0 Rolen 3b 4 0 0 0 Espinos 2b4 1 1 2 Ludwck lf 3 0 1 1 Ankiel cf 4 0 1 0 Mesorc c 3 0 0 0 WRams c 4 1 1 0 Leake p 1 0 0 0 GGnzlz p 2 0 0 0 Simon p 0 0 0 0 Stmmn p 1 0 0 0 Cairo ph 1 1 1 0 Matths p 0 0 0 0 Hoover p 0 0 0 0 Nady rf 0 0 0 0 Valdez ph 1 0 0 0 Arrdnd p 0 0 0 0 Heisey ph 1 0 0 0 LeCure p 0 0 0 0 Totals 38 712 7 Totals 35 3 9 3 Washington ................312 100 000—7 Cincinnati....................000 110 010—3 LOB_Washington 7, Cincinnati 11. 2B_LaRoche (8), Bruce (8), Cairo (3). HR_Bernadina (2), Espinosa (2). SB_Bernadina (3), Zimmerman (2), Votto

(2). S_G.Gonzalez. SF_Bruce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP H R ER BB SO Washington G.Gonzalez W,4-1 . . .5 5 2 2 4 9 Stammen . . . . . . .2 1-3 2 1 1 0 3 Mattheus . . . . . . . . .2-3 1 0 0 1 1 S.Burnett . . . . . . . . . .1 1 0 0 0 0 Cincinnati Leake L,0-5 . . . . . . . .3 7 6 6 2 3 Simon . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 3 1 1 0 3 Hoover . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1 0 0 0 1 Arredondo . . . . . . . . .2 0 0 0 0 2 LeCure . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1 0 0 0 3 WP_Simon. Umpires_Home, Jeff Kellogg; First, Eric Cooper; Second, Marty Foster; Third, Tim Timmons. T_3:12. A_37,255 (42,319). Red Sox 7, Indians 5 Cleveland Boston ab r h bi ab r h bi Damon lf 6 1 1 0 Sweeny cf 5 1 2 1 Kipnis 2b 4 1 2 0 Pedroia 2b4 1 3 3 ACarer ss 3 2 0 0 Ortiz dh 3 1 1 0 Hafner dh 4 0 2 1 DMcDn dh1 0 0 0 CSantn c 3 1 1 2 AdGnzl 1b2 0 2 0 Choo rf 4 0 1 0 Mdlrks 3b 4 0 1 2 Brantly cf 5 0 2 2 Nava lf 3 1 1 0 Ktchm 1b 5 0 1 0 C.Ross rf 3 1 1 1 Donald pr 0 0 0 0 Sltlmch c 5 0 0 0 Hannhn 3b5 0 2 0 Punto ss 4 2 1 0 Aviles ss 0 0 0 0 Totals 39 512 5 Totals 34 712 7 Cleveland....................100 000 301—5 Boston.........................220 030 00x—7 E_Middlebrooks (3). DP_Cleveland 1. LOB_Cleveland 14, Boston 13. 2B_Choo (7), Hannahan (6), Pedroia (11), Ad.Gonzalez 2 (11), Middlebrooks (5), Nava (2), C.Ross (7). SB_Donald (3). SF_Pedroia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland Jimenez L,3-3 . . .4 1-3 9 7 7 5 4 Wheeler . . . . . . . .1 2-3 1 0 0 1 0 Sipp . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 2 0 0 2 3 Boston Buchholz W,4-1 . .6 1-3 8 4 3 3 0 R.Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 0 0 0 1 0 A.Miller H,1 . . . . . . .2-3 1 0 0 0 0 F.Morales H,7 . . . . .1-3 1 0 0 1 0 Padilla H,4 . . . . . . .2-3 0 0 0 0 0 Aceves S,6-8 . . . . . . .1 2 1 1 1 1 R.Hill pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. HBP_by Jimenez (Ad.Gonzalez), by Buchholz (Choo). WP_Jimenez. Umpires_Home, Derryl Cousins; First, Alan Porter; Second, Ron Kulpa; Third, Jim Wolf. T_3:57. A_37,438 (37,495). Friday's Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Seattle . . . . . .100 001 000—2 7 0 NewYork . . . .100 003 02x—6 14 0 F.Hernandez, Furbush (7), Delabar (8) and J.Montero; Kuroda, Rapada (8), Wade (8), Logan (8), Robertson (9) and Martin. W_Kuroda 3-4. L_F.Hernandez 32. HRs_Seattle, Ackley (2), J.Montero (5). New York, Ibanez (6), An.Jones (4). Tampa Bay . .010 200 000—3 5 0 Baltimore . . .010 001 20x—4 7 0 Hellickson, Jo.Peralta (7), McGee (8) and J.Molina; Eveland, O'Day (7), Strop (8), Ji.Johnson (9) and Wieters. W_O'Day 3-0. L_Jo.Peralta 0-2. Sv_Ji.Johnson (10). HRs_Baltimore, Ad.Jones (10), Markakis (6), N.Johnson (1). Kansas City .000 000 000—0 5 1 Chicago . . . .101 002 10x—5 8 0 F.Paulino, K.Herrera (6), Collins (7), Mazzaro (8) and Quintero; Floyd, Thornton (8), H.Santiago (9) and Pierzynski. W_Floyd 3-3. L_F.Paulino 1-1. HRs_Chicago, A.Dunn (11). NATIONAL LEAGUE San Diego . . .000 201 000—3 7 0 Philadelphia .020 201 20x—7 10 1 Richard, Brach (6), Mikolas (7), Spence (8) and Hundley; Worley, Bastardo (7), Qualls (9) and Ruiz. W_Worley 3-2. L_Richard 1-5. HRs_San Diego, Alonso (1). Philadelphia, Mayberry (1), Ruiz (6). Houston . . . .010 000 000—1 4 1 Pittsburgh . . .000 000 000—0 4 0 Norris, W.Wright (7), W.Lopez (7), Myers (9) and J.Castro; Ja.McDonald, J.Hughes (9) and Barajas, McKenry. W_Norris 3-1. L_Ja.McDonald 2-2. Sv_Myers (9). NewYork . . . .000 010 130—5 11 1 Miami . . . . . . .300 000 012—6 10 0 J.Santana, R.Ramirez (7), Parnell (8), Byrdak (8), F.Francisco (9) and Nickeas, Ro.Johnson; Buehrle, Choate (7), Mujica (8), Webb (8), Bell (9) and J.Buck. W_Bell 1-3. L_F.Francisco 1-2. HRs_New York, I.Davis (5). Miami, Kearns (3). Midwest League Eastern Division Lansing (Blue Jays) Great Lakes (Dodgers) South Bend (D’Backs) Bowling Green (Rays) West Michigan (Tigers) Lake County (Indians) Fort Wayne (Padres) Dayton (Reds)

W 23 20 20 18 17 15 15 14

L 11 15 15 17 18 19 20 21

Pct. .676 .571 .571 .514 .486 .441 .429 .400

GB — 3½ 3½ 5½ 6½ 8 8½ 9½


SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING 8 a.m. SPEED — Formula One, qualifying for Spanish Grand Prix, at Barcelona, Spain 6:30 p.m. FOX — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Southern 500, at Darlington, S.C. COLLEGE BASEBALL 3 p.m. FSN — Baylor at Oklahoma COLLEGE SOFTBALL 4 p.m. ESPN — Atlantic Coast Conference, championship game, teams and site TBD 6 p.m. ESPN2 — Big East Conference, championship game, teams TBD, at South Bend, Ind. 8 p.m. ESPN — Southeastern Conference, championship game, teams TBD, at Tuscaloosa, Ala. GOLF Noon TGC — PGA Tour, THE PLAYERS, third round, at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 2 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour, THE PLAYERS, third round, at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m. FOX — Regional coverage, Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, L.A. Angels at Texas, or N.Y. Mets at Miami 7 p.m. FSN — Washington at Cincinnati MLB — Regional coverage, Atlanta at St. Louis or Cleveland at Boston WGN — Kansas City at Chicago White Sox MEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE Noon ESPN — NCAA Division I, playoffs, first round, teams and site TBD NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 1, Philadelphia at Boston 10:30 TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 7, Denver at L.A. Lakers NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 7, Washington at N.Y. Rangers SOCCER 4:30 p.m. NBCSN — MLS, D.C. United at Houston

SUNDAY AUTO RACING 7:30 a.m. SPEED — Formula One, Spanish Grand Prix, at Barcelona, Spain 1 p.m. SPEED — Rolex Sports Car Series, Global Barter 250, at Millville, N.J. CYCLING 5 p.m. NBCSN — Tour of California, first stage, at Santa Rosa, Calif. GOLF Noon TGC — PGA Tour, THE PLAYERS, final round, at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 2 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour, THE PLAYERS, final round, at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. HOCKEY 9 a.m. NBCSN — IIHF World Championships, pool play, United States vs. Finland, at Helsinki MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. FSN — Washington at Cincinnati 2 p.m. TBS — Atlanta at St. Louis WGN — Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee 8 p.m. ESPN — L.A. Angels at Texas MEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE 1 p.m. ESPN — NCAA Division I, playoffs, first round, teams and site TBD MOTORSPORTS 4 p.m. SPEED — FIM World Superbike, at Derby, England (same-day tape) NBA BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ABC — Playoffs, first round, game 7, teams TBA (if necessary) 3:30 p.m. ABC — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 1, Indiana at Miami TNT's schedule TBA NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference finals, Los Angeles at Phoenix SOCCER 9:30 a.m. ESPN2 — Premier League, teams TBA 10 a.m. FSN — Premier League, teams TBA SPEED — Premier League, teams TBA 12:15 p.m. ESPN2 — MLS, New York at Philadelphia Western Division W L Pct. GB Wisconsin (Brewers) 22 13 .629 — 20 15 .571 2 Beloit (Twins) Kane County (Royals) 18 17 .514 4 Quad Cities (Cardinals) 18 17 .514 4 Burlington (Athletics) 17 17 .500 4½ Cedar Rapids (Angels) 15 20 .429 7 Peoria (Cubs) 14 21 .400 8 Clinton (Mariners) 12 22 .353 9½ Friday's Games Peoria 6, Beloit 2 Dayton 5, Lake County 4 West Michigan 5, Great Lakes 2 South Bend 3, Fort Wayne 2 Bowling Green 6, Lansing 3 Kane County 8, Clinton 7 Burlington 12, Cedar Rapids 8 Wisconsin 5, Quad Cities 4 Saturday's Games Great Lakes at Lake County, 4 p.m. Clinton at Beloit, 5 p.m. West Michigan at Fort Wayne, 5:05 p.m. Lansing at Dayton, 7 p.m. Wisconsin at Kane County, 7:30 p.m. Burlington at Peoria, 7:30 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Quad Cities, 8 p.m. South Bend at Bowling Green, 8:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Great Lakes at Lake County, 1 p.m. Wisconsin at Kane County, 2 p.m. Lansing at Dayton, 2 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Quad Cities, 3 p.m. Burlington at Peoria, 3 p.m. Clinton at Beloit, 3 p.m. West Michigan at Fort Wayne, 3:05 p.m. South Bend at Bowling Green, 3:05 p.m.

AUTO RACING NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Bojangles' Southern 500 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Saturday At Darlington Raceway Darlington, S.C. Lap length: 1.366 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 180.257. 2. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 179.566. 3. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 179.566. 4. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet,

179.461. 5. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 179.448. 6. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 179.317. 7. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 179.298. 8. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 179.187. 9. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 179.141. 10. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 179.095. 11. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 179.089. 12. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 179.076. 13. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 178.991. 14. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 178.926. 15. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 178.822. 16. (22) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 178.783. 17. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 178.724. 18. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 178.491. 19. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 178.226. 20. (83) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 178.09. 21. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 177.98. 22. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 177.974. 23. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 177.948. 24. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 177.903. 25. (51) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 177.845. 26. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 177.781. 27. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 177.307. 28. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 176.93. 29. (79) Scott Speed, Ford, 176.879. 30. (26) Josh Wise, Ford, 176.746. 31. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 176.733. 32. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 176.606. 33. (73) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 176.594. 34. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 176.53. 35. (52) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 175.899. 36. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 175.767. 37. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 175.603. 38. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 175.497. 39. (74) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 175.497. 40. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 175.022. 41. (93) David Reutimann, Chevrolet,

Saturday, May 12, 2012 Owner Points. 42. (32) Reed Sorenson, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (49) J.J.Yeley, Toyota, 174.848. Failed to Qualify 44. (23) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 174.823. 45. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 174.73. 46. (33) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, 174.662. 47. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 174.649.

HOCKEY National Hockey League Playoff Glance FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE N.Y. Rangers 4, Ottawa 3 Washington 4, Boston 3 New Jersey 4, Florida 3 Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 1 St. Louis 4, San Jose 1 Phoenix 4, Chicago 2 Nashville 4, Detroit 1 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE N.Y. Rangers 3, Washington 3 New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 1 WESTERN CONFERENCE Phoenix 4, Nashville 1 Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 0 CONFERENCE FINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Monday, May 14: New Jersey at NY Rangers or Washington at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16: New Jersey at NY Rangers or Washington at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Rest of schedule: TBA WESTERN CONFERENCE Phoenix vs. Los Angeles Sunday, May 13: Los Angeles at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15: Los Angeles at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Rest of schedule: TBA

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association Playoff Glance FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary) (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Philadelphia 4, Chicago 2 Saturday, April 28: Chicago 103, Philadelphia 91 Tuesday, May 1: Philadelphia 109, Chicago 92 Friday, May 4: Philadelphia 79, Chicago 74 Sunday, May 6: Philadelphia 89, Chicago 82 Tuesday, May 8: Chicago 77, Philadelphia 69 Thursday, May 10: Philadelphia 79, Chicago 78, Philadelphia wins series 4-2 Miami 4, NewYork 1 Saturday, April 28: Miami 100, New York 67 Monday, April 30: Miami 104, New York 94 Thursday, May 3: Miami 87, New York 70 Sunday, May 6: New York 89, Miami 87 Wednesday, May 9: Miami 106, New York 94, Miami wins series 4-1. Indiana 4, Orlando 1 Saturday, April 28: Orlando 81, Indiana 77 Monday, April 30: Indiana 93, Orlando 78 Wednesday, May 2: Indiana 97, Orlando 74 Saturday, May 5: Indiana 101, Orlando 99, OT Tuesday, May 8: Tuesday, May 8: Indiana 105, Orlando 87, Indiana wins series 4-1 Boston 4, Atlanta 2 Sunday, April 29: Atlanta 83, Boston 74 Tuesday, May 1: Boston 87, Atlanta 80 Friday, May 4:Boston 90, Atlanta 84, OT Sunday, May 6: Boston 101, Atlanta 79 Tuesday, May 8: Atlanta 87, Boston 86 Thursday, May 10: Boston 83, Atlanta 80, Boston wins series 4-2 WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 4, Utah 0 Sunday, April 29: San Antonio 106, Utah 91 Wednesday, May 2: San Antonio 114, Utah 83 Saturday, May 5: San Antonio 102, Utah 90 Monday, May 7: San Antonio 87, Utah 81, SA wins 4-0 Oklahoma City 4, Dallas 0 Saturday, April 28: Oklahoma City 99, Dallas 98 Monday, April 30: Oklahoma City 102, Dallas 99 Thursday, May 3: Oklahoma City 95, Dallas 79 Saturday, May 5: Oklahoma City 103, Dallas 97, Oklahoma City wins series 4-0 L.A. Lakers vs. Denver Sunday, April 29: L.A. Lakers 103, Denver 88 Tuesday, May 1: L.A. Lakers 104, Denver 100 Friday, May 4:Denver 99, L.A.Lakers 84 Sunday, May 6: L.A. Lakers 92, Denver 88 Tuesday, May 8: Denver 102, L.A. Lakers 99 Thursday, May 10: Denver 113, L.A. Lakers 96, series tied 3-3 Saturday, May 12: x-Denver at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Memphis vs. L.A. Clippers Sunday, April 29: L.A. Clippers 99, Memphis 98, L.A. Clippers lead series 1-0 Wednesday, May 2: Memphis 105, L.A. Clippers 98 Saturday, May 5: L.A. Clippers 87, Memphis 86 Monday, May 7: Monday, May 7: L.A. Clippers 101, Memphis 97, OT Wednesday, May 9: Memphis 92, L.A. Clippers 80, L.A. Clippers leads series 3-2 Friday, May 11: Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 9 p.m. x-Sunday, May 13: x-L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 1 p.m.

GOLF The Players Championship Scores Friday AtTPC Sawgrass, Players Stadium Course Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Purse: $9.5 million Yardage: 7,215; Par 72 Second Round Zach Johnson ....................70-66—136 Kevin Na .............................67-69—136 Matt Kuchar........................68-68—136 Harris English.....................70-67—137 Charlie Wi...........................71-67—138 Martin Laird ........................65-73—138 Jonathan Byrd....................68-70—138


Adam Scott.........................68-70—138 Brian Davis.........................68-70—138 Kevin Stadler ......................68-71—139 Ben Curtis ..........................68-71—139 Bill Haas .............................68-71—139 Blake Adams......................66-73—139 Michael Thompson ............68-71—139 Brendon de Jonge .............69-71—140 Kevin Streelman.................72-68—140 Jimmy Walker.....................71-70—141 Bo Van Pelt.........................71-70—141 Luke Donald.......................72-69—141 Lee Westwood ...................71-70—141 John Huh............................75-66—141 Ryan Moore........................69-72—141 Brian Harman.....................73-68—141 Tom Gillis ............................70-71—141 Tim Clark............................71-70—141 Nick Watney........................71-70—141 Ian Poulter ..........................65-76—141 Rickie Fowler......................72-69—141 Jeff Maggert .......................70-71—141 Josh Teater .........................71-71—142 Jim Furyk............................72-70—142 Jhonattan Vegas ................68-74—142 Martin Kaymer....................73-69—142 Johnson Wagner................69-73—142 Phil Mickelson ....................71-71—142 Bob Estes...........................73-69—142 Keegan Bradley..................72-70—142 Tiger Woods.......................74-68—142 Henrik Stenson ..................71-71—142 Spencer Levin ....................74-68—142 Sung Kang .........................75-68—143 Ricky Barnes......................74-69—143 Stewart Cink.......................71-72—143 Marc Leishman ..................73-70—143 Chris Couch .......................72-71—143 Kris Blanks .........................69-74—143 Geoff Ogilvy........................70-73—143 Heath Slocum ....................73-70—143 Brian Gay............................71-72—143 George McNeill ..................70-73—143 Justin Leonard....................75-68—143 Carl Pettersson ..................71-72—143 David Toms.........................69-74—143 Rod Pampling.....................71-72—143 David Mathis.......................72-71—143 John Rollins........................72-72—144 Trevor Immelman ...............72-72—144 Robert Allenby ...................72-72—144 Justin Rose.........................76-68—144 Jason Dufner......................73-71—144 Robert Karlsson.................70-74—144 Peter Hanson .....................73-71—144 Alvaro Quiros......................72-72—144 Graham DeLaet .................71-73—144 Cameron Tringale...............73-71—144 Pat Perez............................69-75—144 Bryce Molder......................72-72—144 Harrison Frazar ..................68-76—144 Sergio Garcia .....................73-71—144 Chris Kirk............................71-73—144 J.J. Henry............................71-73—144 David Hearn .......................69-75—144 Failed to qualify Nick O'Hern........................74-71—145 Tim Herron .........................70-75—145 Francesco Molinari.............72-73—145 Charles Howell III...............76-69—145 Graeme McDowell.............74-71—145 Joe Ogilvie..........................72-73—145 John Senden......................74-71—145 Sang-Moon Bae.................68-77—145 Padraig Harrington.............69-76—145 Ben Crane ..........................67-78—145 Louis Oosthuizen ...............71-74—145 Jason Day...........................73-72—145 Ryan Palmer.......................73-72—145 Lucas Glover ......................74-72—146 Davis Love III......................72-74—146 Camilo Villegas...................75-71—146 Kyle Stanley........................73-73—146 J.J. Killeen...........................69-77—146 Chris DiMarco ....................73-73—146 Webb Simpson...................73-73—146 Sean O'Hair........................69-77—146 Ken Duke............................73-74—147 Chez Reavie.......................72-75—147 Chris Stroud .......................73-74—147 Rory Sabbatini ...................76-71—147 Scott Stallings.....................72-75—147 Tommy Gainey ...................74-73—147 John Mallinger....................73-74—147 Jeff Overton........................78-69—147 Brandt Jobe........................73-74—147 Vijay Singh..........................73-74—147 Arjun Atwal .........................69-78—147 Scott Piercy ........................73-74—147 Chad Campbell..................72-75—147 Y.E.Yang .............................80-68—148 Ernie Els .............................74-74—148 Rory McIlroy .......................72-76—148 Greg Chalmers...................72-76—148 Michael Bradley..................74-74—148 Billy Mayfair ........................79-69—148 John Merrick.......................70-78—148 Retief Goosen....................72-77—149 Fredrik Jacobson................71-79—150 Steve Stricker .....................76-74—150 Bud Cauley.........................75-75—150 Gary Woodland..................77-73—150 Charley Hoffman................79-71—150 Brandt Snedeker................76-74—150 Hunter Mahan ....................74-76—150 Brendan Steele ..................72-79—151 Mark Wilson........................74-77—151 Matt Every ..........................77-74—151 K.J. Choi .............................75-76—151 Robert Garrigus .................73-78—151 Kevin Chappell ...................74-78—152 Ryuji Imada ........................75-77—152 James Driscoll....................73-79—152 Matt Bettencourt ................75-77—152 J.B. Holmes ........................74-78—152 Jerry Kelly...........................82-72—154 Tom Pernice Jr. ..................80-75—155 Aaron Baddeley .................78-77—155 Troy Matteson.....................79-77—156 Colt Knost...........................79-78—157 Andres Romero..................76-82—158 Scott Verplank..........................72—WD Briny Baird ...............................76—WD D.J.Trahan................................80—WD

TRANSACTIONS Friday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES_Selected the contract of LHP Dana Eveland from Norfolk (IL). Placed RHP Matt Lindstrom on the 15-day DL. Designated INF Zelous Wheeler for assignment. BOSTON RED SOX_Acquired OF Scott Podsednik from the Philadelphia Phillies for cash considerations. NEW YORK YANKEES_Activated 3B Eric Chavez from 7-day DL. Optioned 3B Eduardo Nunez to Scranton-Wilkes-Barre (IL). National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS_Placed INF-OF Jerry Hairston Jr. on the 15day DL, retroactive to May 7. Recalled INF Justin Sellers from Albuquerque (PCL). NEW YORK METS_Reinstated INF Ronny Cedeno from the 15-Day DL. Optioned INF-OF Vinny Rottino to Buffalo (IL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES_Placed OF Laynce Nix on the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Jake Diekman from Lehigh Valley (IL). Transferred RHP Justin De Fratus from the 15- to the 60-day DL. Sent RHP Brian Sanches outright to Lehigh Valley. Selected the contracts from LHP Raul Valdes and INF Hector Luna from Lehigh Valley.


Saturday, May 12, 2012



■ Track and Field

■ Basketball



Troy’s Austin Deeton and Josh Enke run at the GWOC meet Friday. ■ CONTINUED FROM 17 “I could never beat Trotwood when I was in high school,” Troy coach Deon Metz said. “We always finished second to Trotwood every year in the GWOC, but at the time it was called the GMVC. Since I’ve been back coaching, it’s always been finishing behind Trotwood. So this is huge. “Ever since this group of seniors came in as freshmen, I knew it was a talented group. If we were ever win this GWOC North, it was going to be due to this senior class. They are talented from top to bottom. There is a good mixture of sprinters, field events and distance. I think this speaks a lot to the group of seniors we have this year.” Despite not running his best time in either event, Nick James — who ran the fastest times in the 100 and 200 on Wednesday — cruised to victory in the 100 with a time of 11.12 seconds, then completed the sweep of the sprinting events by taking home gold in the 200 (22.22 seconds). “I couldn’t be more confident after that,” James said. “Now I get to see all those guys again at districts and regional.” Miles Hibbler placed third overall in the 100 (11.28 seconds) and also finished fifth in the long jump (19-11). In the discus, Alex Dalton had the fifthbest toss (136-10) and Steven Gohrband — who finished second overall in the GWOC North — placed fourth in the pole vault (14-0). The 4x100 team of Devante Bush, Hibbler, Nick Zimmer and James placed second overall (43.17 seconds), while that same core of Bush, Hibbler, Zimmer and James placed third in the 4x200 (1:31.23). Austin Deaton, Josh Enke, Brandon Nosker and Cody Fox com-


Troy’s Miles Hibbler and Nick James run against a Wayne runner during the 100 Friday at the GWOC All-Stars meet at Piqua High School.

Craft resigned after 15 years, although he will remain Covington’s athletic director. He is expected to be replaced by former Tippecanoe coach Matt Pond, pending board approval at a meeting on May 17. Besecker, meanwhile, will join the Bradford Railroaders as a varsity assistant. “I’m a Bradford graduate, I know the area, the league and all of the girls in it well. It’s a good fit,” Besecker said. “And it keeps me doing what I love to do. “I coach basketball because I love to coach basketball. And I’m grateful that I’m being given a chance to do that again.”

■ Track and Field

Tipp’s Badertscher sweeps at CBC Catelyn Troy’s Schmiedebusch clears a hurdle Friday at Piqua.

Troy’s Shanelle Byrd (left) and Todda Norris compete in the 100 Friday at Piqua. bined to finish seventh in the 4x800 race (8:29.08). After just running in the 800, Deaton turned around to place seventh in the 400 (1:12.45), Brandon Nosker came in fifth in the 3,200 (9:45.42) and Troy Schultz finished eighth in the 1,600 (4:38.08). Troy girls coach Kurt Snyder admitted that if he was able to run Rector in more than four events, he would. Though Rector appeared fatigued after having to do four events in a very short span of time, she saved enough to break her own school record in the 400 (57.81 seconds) and shattered the school record in the long jump with a leap of 18-0.25. The previous record was 178.75, and she had been close to breaking that mark during the season. The Troy junior — who was lying on the ground in exhaustion after placing

sixth in the 800 (2:19.52) — started off slow in the 400, but turned on the jets in the last half of the race, blitzing away from everybody on the final turn to win the GWOC. “I had been running all day,” Rector said. “I was at the line, I had one more race left (the 400), and I thought, why not just finish it out? Give it all you got. Usually I don’t let other people dictate how I run. If I want to go out fast, I don’t want to get burned out. I just have to run my race, and the fact that people are in front of me just pushes me more.” “She had an amazing day,” Snyder added. Todda Norris finished second in the 200 (25.90 seconds), second in the 100 (12.73) and fourth overall in the long jump (16-11). Bri Jumper won the discus (123-1), while teammate Jessica Blakes finished fourth in the event (110-6).

Jumper also finished seventh in the shot put (337.50). Catelyn Schmiedebusch placed fifth in the 100 hurdles (15.90) and sixth in the hurdles (47.41). 300 Mariah Sano tied for fourth with Centerville’s Amber Blackmore in the pole vault (9-6). Shanelle Byrd, Gracie Huffman, Schmiedebusch and Norris placed second in the 4x200 (1:44.53), then Sharice Hibbler, Huffman, Byrd and Schmiedebusch — a team that recorded the 12th best time in Ohio — came in third in the 4x100 (50.25 seconds), The 4x800 team of Rector, Natalie Snyder, McKenna Poling and Leah Soutar placed eighth (10:38.64). Byrd was seventh in the 100 (13.04 seconds), Katie-Grace Sawka placed seventh in the 3,200 (12:26.78) and came in eighth in the 1,600 (5:42.67), Caitlyn McMinn finished eighth in the 3,200 (12:29.18). And so, after completing the team sweep of the GWOC North, the Trojan teams move into the postseason. The girls and boys will compete in the Division I District meet at Troy Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.

■ National Football League

Bad news arrives at Browns camp BEREA (AP) — On a day of renewal and optimism in Cleveland, coach Pat Shurmur had to first dispense the bad news. It’s always seems to be something with the Browns. Moments after running back Trent Richardson, quarterback Brandon Weeden and the Browns’ other rookies took the field under a cloudless sky to open a

■ CONTINUED FROM 17 reached the district final — they also did in 2009-10, when it finished 12-12 overall. In the 2006-07 season, the Buccs went 21-4, 11-1 in the CCC — losing only to unbeaten league champ Miami East on a last-second play. The Buccs won the district championship that year before being ousted in the regional semifinal round by New Knoxville. All told, Besecker was 344-181 according to numbers obtained from the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association. The Covington boys program is also currently undergoing a big change. Buccs boys coach Roger

three-day minicamp, Shurmur announced that massive defensive tackle Phil Taylor would need surgery to repair a torn chest muscle and could miss the upcoming season. “It was just one of those things that happens,” Shurmur said Friday. “It’s unfortunate.” And more bad luck for the Browns, who have had more than their

share in recent years. Taylor tore his left pectoral muscle while doing bench presses in the weight room on Thursday. His injury is potentially devastating injury for a Cleveland defense that ranked 30th in the league against the run last season. Shurmur said Taylor will have surgery next week, when the team will have a better sense of

how long they’ll be without the 6-foot-3, 335pounder. With the opener against Philadelphia four months away, Shurmur didn’t want to rule Taylor out for the season. “It’s too early to speculate,” he said. “Typically with these surgeries, the rehab is months so I don’t want to say exactly. I don’t want to cancel him out for the year, no.”

Staff Reports


Ashley Badertscher owns the Central Buckeye Conference. Tippecanoe’s leading sprinter racked up four victories in her four events Friday at the finals of the CBC championships at Urbana High School, leading the Red Devils to a fifth-place finish with 68 points. Badertscher swept the 100 (12.76 seconds) and 200 (26.26 seconds) and was part of a pair of victorious relay teams. the 4x100 team of Ellise Sharpe, Sarah Janosik, Victoria Greishop and Badertscher won (51.42 seconds), as did the 4x200 team of Allison Rawlins, Erica Comer, Sarah Janosik and Badertscher — which set a meet record in 1:47.93. Rawlins, Comer, Badertscher and graduate Morgan Stallard set the record of 1:48.3 in 2010. Sharpe was second in

the long jump (15-5.75), Comer was third in the 400 (1:01.66), Megan Wray was fifth in the pole vault (9-0) and the 4x400 team of Rawlins, Janosik, Comer and Anna Barhorst was seventh (4:25.57). Bellefontaine won on the girls side with 101 points, while host Urbana was second with 90. Tippecanoe’s boys finished 12th as a team with 15 points. Sam Wharton was the Devils’ best finisher, taking third in the 1,600 (4:20.98). Rick Andrews was sixth in the 3,200 (10:14.36) and the 4x400 team of Wharton, Andrews, Grant Koch and Darius Appora was seventh (3:36.74). Stebbins won the boys meet with 138 points, while Springfield Shawnee was second with 97.

■ National Football League

Seau buried in hometown SAN DIEGO. (AP) — Hours after Junior Seau was buried in his hometown, thousands of fans attended a public memorial service at Qualcomm Stadium, where the hardhitting, fist-pumping linebacker starred for 13 seasons. Many wore Seau’s No. 55 jersey in Chargers blue, Southern California cardinal and gold and Miami Dolphins aqua and orange. Among those attending were Seau’s parents, his exwife and their children, several current and former Chargers, and former rival John Elway. Elway, who now runs Denver’s front office, was accompanied by new Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and coach John Fox, a former assistant with San Diego. Seau’s No. 55 was painted at midfield. Seau committed suicide on May 2 at his Oceanside

home. He played parts of 20 seasons in the NFL, with the Chargers, Dolphins and New England Patriots. After a private funeral earlier Friday, Seau was buried at Eternal Hills cemetery. Those scheduled to speak Friday night at Qualcomm were Dan Fouts, LaDainian Tomlinson and Bobby Ross, the only coach to get the Chargers to the Super Bowl. Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell opened the service with a prayer. “Junior, we don’t know if you can see this down here, but tonight’s your night.” Said Fouts: “Our paths never crossed on the field, but boy could we have used him with the offense of Air Coryell. I’m also glad I never had to play against him. I could just imagine the thought of him sacking me, then standing over me and dancing all over me.”

■ National Football League

Undrafted LB Burfict gets chance with Bengals CINCINNATI (AP) — Vontaze Burfict swooped in from the middle linebacker spot and closed on the ball carrier, then quickly pulled up to avoid any contact. He was practicing the thing he needs to improve upon most. No cheap shots. No late hits. No losing control. The linebacker from Arizona State didn’t get selected in the NFL draft last month in large part because of the way he plays. He was repeatedly penalized for personal fouls in college, despite his coaches’ insistence that he change.

He also did poorly at the NFL combine drills, marking himself a huge risk. It wasn’t surprising when Burfict went undrafted. The Bengals signed him for depth at linebacker, a low-risk move given his contract status. One cheap shot and he could be gone. And he knows it. “Yeah, that’s what I practiced on today,” Burfict said on Friday, after the first workout of rookie minicamp. “We didn’t have any pads on. You’ve got to be disciplined today. You have chances to hit somebody, but

you let up. It just comes with practice.” The Bengals are known for taking chances on players with trouble in their college careers. They took Chris Henry in the third round in 2005 despite his troubles at West Virginia. In recent years, they’ve changed their approach slightly, signing troubled players to low-risk deals. Burfict fits the pattern. He was the Pac-10 defensive freshman of the year, starting nine games at middle linebacker. He quickly amassed a history of personal fouls more than a dozen

in his career, including a 2010 game in which he head-butted Oregon State’s Ryan Katz after the quarterback got up from a tackle and headed back to the huddle. Last season, he led the Sun Devils in sacks but was benched in the second half of a game after getting two personal fouls. His poor performance at the combine sealed his reputation. He wrote NFL teams a letter giving his side of the situation. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis showed an interest. “I wrote a letter to pretty

much all the GMs and coaches throughout the whole process,” Burfict said. “I guess he read my letter and he responded back to me and I gave him my number and my agent’s number and he contacted my agent, and that’s how it happened.” Lewis called him after the seventh round of the draft was completed and Burfict was still available. He was the most prominent of the undrafted college free agents signed by Cincinnati. “Vontaze had a good start to things,” Lewis said after the workout Friday. “He’s obviously, for whatev-

er reasons, become such a big story. The biggest thing for him is that he’s getting an opportunity here to prove he can make an NFL football team. Regardless of that, that’s the most important thing for him.” Burfict was in good spirits after practice, which represented a new start after his disappointing combine performance in Indianapolis and his fall out of the draft. “I’m ready to put some pads back on,” he said. “The combine wasn’t too good for me. To finally be in a defense and know where I’m playing is just wonderful.”


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