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STREETS CLOSED A pair of downtown streets will be closed to accommodate Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s visit today. East Main Street from Walnut Street to Crawford Street will be closed from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, while the portion of Mulberry Street from Franklin Street to Water Street will be closed from 4-9 p.m. today.

Candidate’s stop requires tight security BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer The Troy Police Department doesn’t have to go far to provide security detail when presidential candidates and other politicians come to call. Presidential Republican candi-

TROY date Mitt Romney’s visit today at K’s Hamburgers, 117 E. Main St., is just a pickle throw away from city police headquarters. According to the Newark Advocate, Romney is expected at the Licking County Courthouse

Square at approximately 1:30 to 2 p.m. for an hour rally this afternoon. Romney then will make his way to Troy for his third stop of the day on his “Every Town Counts” tour. Yet, proximity doesn’t make city police officers’ jobs any easier

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Jason Tillman has heard that his 1970 Dodge Super Bee — one of only seven coupes painted the panther pink color in the U.S. — could be worth six figures. But he wouldn’t dream of selling it. “There’s no value on it. It’s so sentimental to me that it makes no difference,” he said. “My dad and I redid it before he passed away in 1993.” See

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Tourist stop fit for a king When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that’s helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers. See Travel,

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BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer School’s out for the summer for Troy students, and the Troy City School District’s facilities are getting the once-over before doors open in August. Each of the district’s nine buildings has its own summer “to-do”


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The 29th annual West Milton Triathlon Saturday began with a 3.5-mile canoe trip down the Stillwater River, then a 5-mile run back to the Municipal Park. It ended with a 17-mile bike ride that kicked off with a steep climb out of the park and then a climb up the hill on State Route 571. This year, the group of 350 athletes included 30 who competed solo, using kayaks instead of canoes — double the number of solo entrants than last year. Proceeds from the triathlon go toward the MiltonUnion Cross Country team and the West Milton Fire Department. Results can be seen on

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City council members say they’re thrilled Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is coming to Troy today, with some planning to stop by K’s Hamburger Shop to meet the former Massachusetts governor. House Speaker John Boehner and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman will campaign alongside Romney. Council president Marty Baker sent an email to members of council informing them of the visit earlier this week. “It is good that the national Republican Party recognizes that Troy area voters are important to the upcoming presidential election,” Baker said. “It really puts STAFF PHOTO/DAVID FONG Troy, Ohio, and K’s on the map.” a coat of paint on a classroom wall Friday at Kyle Elementary School Troy Mayor Mike Beamish shared Baker’s sentiments, stating that having a presidential candidate come to town says a lot about Troy’s significance in the upcoming election. “Any time you have a prominent national figure come to your community, that’s an indication that it is a good community and certainly a welcoming community,” Beamish said. “I look forward to the oppor“Every building gets someTROY thing,” Jacobs said. “We are really tunity to see the campaign and all trying to take care of our building • See COUNCIL on A2 list, with more than $560,000 envelope, and that’s what keeps worth of projects in progress our buildings nice.” Jacobs explained how each around the district thus far. PIQUA According to director of facili- building is inspected to protect ties and maintenance Tytus against the elements, such as Jacobs, the list is an ongoing “work water from the outside damaging in progress,” with total work costs not finalized until the fall. • See SCHOOLS on A2

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Schools • Continued from A1 a building’s interior. “Keeping the water out protects everything in the inside,” Jacobs said. At Van Cleve Sixth Grade Building, the district’s oldest building that will celebrate its 100th year in 2014, keeping moisture out of the walls is done with a process called “tuck pointing.” “That’s our oldest building, but one of the most solid buildings we have — our older buildings are more solid,” Jacobs said. “It’s so old so we have to keep up with it.” This year, only “tuck pointing,” or filling in mortar between the brick, asphalt work, interior painting and mulch are on Van Cleve’s list for $24,842 of work for a building that began educating students in 1914.

Permanent improvement levy at work In May 2009, Troy voters renewed the Troy City School District’s five-year permanent improvement levy, which generates approximately $650,000 a year. Funds generated by a permanent improvement levy only can be used to maintain the facilities through means such as painting, plumbing, roof repair and heating projects for the district’s nine buildings, which range in age from 38 to 98 years old, along with 87 acres of property. The levy was first approved in 1984, when it collected at a 2.0mill rate, and has been reduced over the years to the current collection rate of 1.1 mills. The levy costs an owner of a $100,000 property approximately 10 cents per day.

One of the most costly projects of the summer is a flat roof replacement between the original building and a 2006 addition at Concord Elementary. The roof replacement cost $245,125, and the roof replacement bid was

awarded to Nations Roof. “That’s the biggest thing we are doing this summer,” Jacobs said about the roof replacement at Concord. Concord Elementary also is having the classrooms and halls

repainted in the original portion of the building. Hook Elementary will complete its final phase of its three-year roof replacement this summer. The cost of the final installation is $100,740. On Friday, David Ross, owner of Ross Painting in Troy, was edging classroom walls with a fresh coat of white paint at Kyle Elementary. “We are trying to lighten and brighten it up a little bit,” Jacobs said. Jacobs said each building is repainted once every eight to nine years. Other projects include $80,000 to install point-to-point wireless service between each building. At Troy High School, a pole barn for storage will cost $15,000, and urinals will be replaced for $13,683. All playgrounds will receive new

mulch and/or gravel. Concord, Cookson, Forest and Hook elementaries will have storage sheds added, which cost $600 apiece. Jacobs said planning for each building is a continuous process. “I’m planning for next summer right now,” Jacobs said. Major projects, such as roof replacements, are decided by December for bids to go out to contractors. Jacobs also said each building’s floors are waxed, and every piece of furniture is cleaned, and walls are wiped down for students and staff to begin a new school year in August. “We’ve got two months to get it done,” Jacobs said. It is Jacobs’ fourth year as director of facilities and maintenance. He spent 15 years at Valley View Schools in the same field.

Security • Continued from A1 when the Secret Service comes to inspect and debrief the city’s law enforcement officers. “We are referring everything to Secret Service and to Romney’s campaign headquarters,” said Capt. Joe Long Friday. No official time has been set for the burger and shake stop. A rough estimate is sometime between 3-7 p.m. today. Long said the visit will be much like Republican primary candidate Rick Santorum’s visit in PROVIDED PHOTO The Aaron Kuhn Family in City of Industry, Calif., with “Storage Wars” stars during February, although securia taping of the popular A&E program. From left to right are Aaron Kuhn, Jarrod ty will have more of a presence for Romney’s Schulz, Mason Kuhn, Brandi Passante and Karla Kuhn. stop than Santorum’s visit. “We’ve been in discus-

‘Storage Wars’ • Continued from A1 to attempt to meet one of the stars of the A&E realty series “Storage Wars.” Mason, a big fan of the series, was hoping to locate Barry Weiss, know on the series as “The Collector.” When the Kuhns found a store owned by another series regular, Darrell Sheets, in City of Industry, a suburb of Los Angeles, his


son told them that his dad was about to film a “Storage Wars” episode at a storage facility not far away and they they might be able to meet his father and Weiss there. The family arrived, met the series’ stars and had photographs taken with them. While there, show producers offered to have the Kuhn family “guest star” during the taping of an auc-


tion at Power Self-Storage. After filling out required paperwork, Aaron, Karla and Mason assumed the roles of interested buyers and bidders as the auction took place in front of the television cameras, more than fulfilling Mason’s dream of meeting some of his favorite characters. The segment is scheduled to air at 10 p.m. Tuesday on A&E.

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sions with Secret Service all week and we are still getting things in place,” Long said. Long said he was not able to comment much further due to the tight restrictions imposed by the Secret Service. The number of officers and overtime incurred by the visit will be available after today’s campaign stop. For K’s Hamburger Shop owner Marcia Ryan, Secret Service sweeps are expected and welcome each time a high-profile candidate stops in at the iconic diner. “They are always welcome here,” Ryan said last week. Romney’s campaign announced his visit to Troy K’s Hamburger Shop

on Monday. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman also will be part of the Romney entourage. Ohio’s Portman is one of a long list of vice presidential candidates Romney is said to be considering. Also accompanying Romney’s tour will be Miami County’s own 8th District Speaker of the House John Boehner. According to reports, Romney was expected to kick off his Father’s Day with a pancake breakfast in Brunswick, then travel to Newark for an outdoor rally before his stop at K’s this afternoon. After Romney’s stop in Troy, the candidate is expected to travel south to Cincinnati for a private fundraiser.

bers. He also saw Rick Santorum at the hamburger shop earlier this year as well as Sarah Palin at Hobart Arena during the last presidential election cycle. “I’m really glad because it’s always exciting for Troy to see our presidential candidates,” Kendall said. “It says much for our city, and it rallies the people.” Lynne Snee said she’s looking forward to going to K’s with her family. “Anytime a candidate for national office visits Troy, it’s a chance for city residents to discuss their concerns and have their voices heard,” she said. “I’m sure that with Ohio play-

ing a key role in the election in November, other candidates will consider visiting our area.” Councilman Alan Clark said he was unsure if he would be able to make the visit, since he planned to meet up with his out-ofstate children for Father’s Day. But he recalled seeing several notable political figures previously and said Troy’s inclusion in another campaign speaks volumes. “I think it’s a real blessing that all these presidential candidates and presidents have gone to Troy in the past,” he said. “It’s a big moment for our community, and it really is a feather in our cap.”

Council • Continued from A1 the dignitaries come to Troy.” He also commended the owner of K’s for hosting Romney and Boehner at her iconic diner. “I think it’s wonderful that Marcia Ryan opened her shop on a Sunday; I think that’s a first. K’s is an icon for Troy,” Beamish said. Ryan normally closes the restaurant on Sundays to spend time with her family, but she made an exception for the campaign. Councilman Tom Kendall plans to go to K’s today with his wife and possibly other family mem-

Obama wants bold signs from Europe at G-20 Monday in Mexico with the other world leaders, Obama is down to the power of persuasion and little else. A looming, perilous Greek election and Europe’s internal politics are controlling the debate. Given the teetering global economy and the breadth of leaders about to gather in the coastal resort of Los

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favorite charities. Vendors donate products for a chinese raffle. Doors open at 6 • VIEW FROM VISTA: p.m. and the raffle will run Come discover Brukner from 7-9 p.m. Admission will Nature Center’s vista C o m m u n i t y be $2, which will be donated birdlife, enjoy a hometo charity. made cookie and a hot Calendar • MILTON MEMORIES: cup of bird-friendly coffee The West Milton Rotary will and join members of the CONTACT US be the topic of the final sesBNC Bird Club as you sion of Milton Memories at 1 learn to identify our feathp.m. at the municipal buildered friends from 2-4 p.m. ing on South Miami Street, • DOG SOCIAL: The Call Melody West Milton. The panel will Miami County Park Vallieu at be made up of Beverly District will have its free Helsinger, Anne Huffman, 440-5265 to monthly dog social from Phyllis Taylor, Nadine 1-3 p.m. at Lost Creek list your free Thompson and Kay Wagner Reserve, 2645 E. State calendar Kraus. The public is invited Route 41, east of Troy. If items.You to attend and audience paryour dog is nice and plays ticipation is encouraged. well with others, bring can send Civic agendas them to the park to celeyour news by e-mail to • The Concord Township brate Father’s Day. Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. Participants can walk, talk at the Concord Township and show off their dog Memorial Building, 1150 while leisurely strolling Horizon West Court, Troy. down the trail with park naturalist Spirit of • Pleasant Hill Township Trustees will Thunder (John De Boer). Remember ownmeet at 8 p.m. in the township building, ers are responsible for their dogs and 210 W. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill. must clean up after their pet. Meet at the entrance next to the parking lot. For more information, visit the Miami County Park WEDNESDAY District’s website at • SUPPORT GROUP: The Miami • CONCERT SET: The Troy Civic Valley Troy Chapter of the National Band, directed by Bill and Kathy Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver McIntosh, will host an outdoor concert, Support Group will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. “Music from the Movies,” at 7 p.m. on at the Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Prouty Plaza. The event is free, for more Barnhart Road, Troy. Use the entrance at information call 335-1178. the side of the building. For more informa• DINNER: The VFW Post 5436 will tion, call the Alzheimer’s Association at have a steak dinner to celebrate Father’s (937) 291-3332. Day from 3-6 p.m. • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis • BREAKFAST SET: The American Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Legion Post 586, Tipp City will present an at the Troy Country Club. The speaker will all-u-can-eat breakfast from 8-11 a.m. for be Nancy Hargrove with the Troy-Miami $6. Items available will be eggs, bacon, County Public Library. For more informasausage links, hash browns, sausage tion, contact Kim Riber, vice president, at gravy, biscuits, toast, waffles, pancakes, 339-8935. fruit, juice and cinnamon rolls. • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be • JAM SESSION: The American offered from 3-7 p.m. at First United Legion Post 586, Tipp City will host an Methodist Church, 2055 A. Walnut St., open MIC Jam Session from 1-6 p.m. Hot Fletcher. Anyone who registers to give will dogs for $1.25 and burgers for $2 will be receive an “iFocus, iChange Local Lives, available. Bring your instrument, your the Power is in Your Hands” T-shirt and be voice, your appetite and your friends. registered to win a Ford Focus. Individuals with eligibility questions are MONDAY invited to email or call (800) 388-GIVE or make an appoint• BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be ment at • PILATES CLASS: The Miami County offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Voss Park District will have a pilates class as Honda Tipp City, 155 S. Garber Drive. part of the Wellness Wednesdays proAnyone who registers to give will receive gram series at 8 a.m. at Charleston Falls an “iFocus, iChange Local Lives, the Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp Power is in Your Hands” T-shirt and be City. Join a fitness instructor from the registered to win a Ford Focus. Miami County YMCA for a session Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or designed to improve flexibility, strength and endurance in the legs, abdominals, call (800) 388-GIVE or make an appointhips, arms and back. Meet in the parking ment at lot. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes; • MOMS AND TOTS: The Miami bring a mat, towel or blanket and water. County Park District will have the Trailing No registration required for the free event. Moms & Tots program from 10 a.m. to For more information, visit the Miami noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 County Park District’s website at Ross Road, south of Tipp City. The gram is for expectant mothers, mothers • NIGHT FISHING: The Miami County and tots from newborn to 5. Participants Park District will have a “Night Fishing” can socialize, play and exercise during program at 8:30 p.m. at Garbry Big this walk. Be sure to dress for the weathWoods Reserve, 6660 Casstown Sidney er. The event is free. For more informaRoad, east of Piqua. Come out and expetion, visit the Miami County Park District’s rience night fishing with naturalist Deb website at Barger. She will be there to help and • DINNER: The American Legion Post answer any questions on fishing. Bring 586 Tipp City will offer fried bologna or fried salmon sandwiches with accompani- your own pole, favorite bait and lantern if you have one. Fishing worms will be availments from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for $5. able for all to use during this free pro• COUNCIL MEETING: The Village of gram. For more information, visit the Pleasant Hill Council will have a special Miami County Park District’s website at council meeting at 7 p.m. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss and act on Civic agendas the possible annexation of 1.5 acres on • The Elizabeth Township Trustees will the south edge of Pleasant Hill. meet at 8 p.m. in the township building, Potentially, this property could be the 5710 Walnut Grove Road, Troy. future site of a business wishing to locate • The Covington Board of Education in Pleasant Hill. will meet at 7 p.m. in the Covington Civic agendas Middle School for a regular board meet• Monroe Township Board of Trustees ing. will meet at 7 p.m. at the Township Building. THURSDAY • The Tipp City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Government Center. • The Piqua City Commission will meet • AFTER HOURS: The Troy Chamber at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. of Commerce Business After Hours will • The Troy City Council will meet at 7 be from 5-7 p.m. at The Troy Foundation, p.m. in the meeting room in Council 216 W. Franklin St., Troy. To make a Chambers. reservation, call 339-8769. • The Staunton Township Trustees will • WAR MEMORIES: Miami Valley meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Staunton Veterans Museum curator Terry Purke Township building. will be at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial • Covington Board of Public Affairs will Library from 10 a.m. to noon to take vetmeet at 4 p.m. in the Water Department erans oral histories of their war memooffice located at 123 W. Wright St., ries. Veterans can share memories and Covington. stories with each other. Refreshments • The Miami County Educational will be provided. For more information, Service Center Governing Board will meet call the library at (937) 676-2730. at 5 p.m. at 2000 W. Stanfield Road, Troy. • SUMMER SOLSTICE: A summer solstice concert will begin at 7 p.m. at TUESDAY Brukner Nature Center featuring Pat’s Band, a father and son duo who offer a • EXPLORATION HIKE: The Miami mix from bluegrass to folk to Americana. County Park District will have an adult Come celebrate the new season with exploration hike at 9 a.m. at Greenville wine, nature and song in the candlelit Falls State Scenic River Area, 29110 Heidelberg Auditorium. Admission is $5 Covington-Gettysburg Road, near for BNC members and $10 for nonCovington. Join naturalists or a volunteer members, wine and refreshments includleader as they head out to explore nature. ed. Walks are not strenuous or fast-paced. • ART EXHIBIT OPENS: At 8 p.m., Walks are held the first and third Tuesday the Summer Nature Art Gallery at of every month are free. For more inforBrukner Nature Center will introduce mation, visit the Miami County Park photographer Ray Mueller’s exhibit. Mueller’s images of wildlife and local natDistrict’s website at www.miamicountyural area will be on display through Sept. 16. A percentage of the sales of these • CHARITY RAFFLE: The American works will support the mission of Brukner Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host a Nature Center. For additional information, charity ticket raffle. This is a charitable visit event used to raise funds for the groups





Contact us David Fong is the executive editor of the Troy Daily News. You can reach him at 440-5228 or send him e-mail at fong@tdn

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Question: Will President Barack Obama campaign in Troy? Watch for final poll results in next Sunday’s Miami Valley Sunday News.

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

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP The Globe and Mail, Toronto, on Spain’s banking crisis: Spain’s banking crisis — even more than the political crisis in Greece — may prove to be the Eurozone’s undoing. Urgent action is needed. Spanish officials hinted they would like Germany to come to its aid and allow euro zone rescue funds to lend money directly to its banks, which are overburdened with bad property debts. This is an idea worth considering. The situation in the fourth largest economy in the 17-nation European currency bloc is critical, and the risks of contagion are huge. The government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is reluctant to appeal directly for help from Europe’s bailout fund because then it would have to agree to a formal rescue program, with stringent conditions — and this would be politically difficult in a country already undergoing austerity measures. Unlike Greece, Spain did not have a government deficit before the 2008 recession and did not lie about its financial books. Its economic woes were caused by a property boom, thanks in part to the single currency. When the bubble burst, the country was left a fiscal hole it could not repair and severe banking problems that it attempted to paper over, rather than undertake a painful restructuring. As a result, weak banks, especially the cajas, or savings and loans unions, were pushed into mergers with somewhat sounder institutions. The unfortunate result was a more frail and vulnerable banking system in which the markets had no confidence. … If euro-zone countries injected funds into Spain’s banks, it would solve the immediate problem, increase confidence and help Spain undertake the necessary longer-term structural makeover to put its banks and economy on a sounder footing. A more closely integrated banking regulatory system for euro-zone countries would improve the ability of Spain and other members with battered economies to weather severe financial-sector storms in future, and help prevent similar crises while reducing the risk of contagion to healthier banks in Europe and around the world. China Today, Beijing, on the Asia Security Summit: As China is a large country with a rising influence on regional and world affairs, it is no surprise that China should have been in the spotlight at the three-day Asia Security Summit that concluded June 3 in Singapore. Beijing hopes such regional platforms will promote dialogue and cooperation to safeguard regional peace and stability. Still some nations sought to use the Singapore forum, also known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, to try and sow seeds of discord and call for outside intervention in their disputes with China, alleging that Beijing is being belligerent over the South China Sea. But to set the record straight, the much-hyped “China threat” to the freedom of navigation is a figment of their imagination. Lieutenant General Ren Haiquan, head of the Chinese delegation to the forum, was sincere when he said he appreciated the positive answers given by U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to media questions about the South China Sea disputes. Panetta said Asian nations must find a way to resolve their own conflicts because the U.S. cannot always come charging in to help. His remarks should prompt those who are relying on the backing of the U.S. in their disputes with China to begin thinking more realistically … Despite the differences between them, cooperation dominates the relationship between Washington and Beijing. China is committed to working with its neighbors to bridge differences and solve regional issues, including the South China Sea disputes.

THEY SAID IT “It’s exciting for Miami County and we are glad they are coming here. They know the Miami County Republican Party is here to support them and we will do the work to motivate and educate our voters. They stop by because they know Miami County Republicans will be hard at work and will help pass out signs and knock on doors for votes come November.” — Miami County Republican Party Chairman Bud O’Brien, on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s visit to Troy “As far I can remember, we’ve never been open on a Sunday. But they called and asked if we would open and said he wanted to bring his grandkids in for milkshakes, so I agreed as long as they came later in the afternoon.” — K’s owner Marcia Ryan, on Romney’s visit “We are excited to bring such a beautiful and stateof-the-art restaurant to Troy. It will not only be a wonderful place for our guests to dine, but also a great place for our employees to work.” — Scott Family McDonald’s spokeswoman Karen Kelly, on McDonald’s reopening after renovations

Ray Bradbury spread the gift of imagination “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” On June 5, the world lost one of its brightest, most influential and most important voices. Ray Bradbury, a science fiction author who always claimed he didn’t write science fiction, died at the age of 91, leaving behind a vast legacy of brilliant works — most of which should serve as warnings to us all. And the overriding theme of most of it? Technology is the death of reading. And we must read, or we die mentally. Bradbury, who wrote many short stories as well as a number of novels, is probably best known for “Fahrenheit 451,” a novel about a future in which books and reading are outlawed. The main character was a fireman, but not as we know them. His job was not to prevent fires, but to burn books wherever they were found. Naturally, he slowly is exposed to the books he was supposed to burn, though, and realizes that the authority figures in the world are trying to hold the masses’ collective emotions, thoughts and imaginations in check by not letting them realize there’s more to the world than what they let them see. “Fahrenheit 451” was my first exposure to dystopian futures — a

report — one of the many times I ruined their lives by smashing the curve. An 80 would have been an A had it not been for me. I guess most kids don’t want to spend their summers reading. Maybe that’s why I liked it so much. It’s ironic, too, that he died now, with how divided the country is Josh Brown politically (even if he said he never Sunday Columnist intended the book as a political statement on government censorfavored theme in sci-fi — to politiship). With both major political parcal, religious or corporate authority ties refusing to work together at all run amuck and the all-too real dan- or acknowledge that both sides gers of the censorship of ideas and have some good and bad ideas, it beliefs that don’t fall in line with seems they’d rather eliminate the those in charge or with the majori- other side’s viewpoint entirely ty. before they’d ever admit that they Pretty heavy stuff for a kid. could compromise on anything. It was the first summer reading One line in the book is, “If you assignment we got as freshmen — don’t want a man unhappy politichoose a novel from a long list of cally, don’t give him two sides to a books, read it, then write a massive question to worry him; give him book report on it before summer’s one. Better yet, give him none.” end to turn in on the first day of And another is particularly school. Lots of people hated the idea poignant, as well, given the battle of homework for summer — I figover the equal rights of minorities ured what the heck? I’d probably be like gay people — and how so many reading anyway. I knew Ray people forget that our republic was Bradbury Theater was a neat TV founded and designed specifically to show, so I snatched up “Fahrenheit protect those in the minority from 451.” having their rights trampled by the I had no idea what was in store. majority. Referring to the main Neither did my classmates. The character’s boss, it reads, “the book resonated with me so much Captain belongs to the most danthat I got a perfect score on the gerous enemy of truth and freedom,

the solid, unmoving cattle of the majority. Oh, God, the terrible tyranny of the majority.” Oddly enough, Bradbury always claimed that he wasn’t a science fiction writer, but merely a fantasy writer. “I don’t write science fiction. I’ve only done one science fiction book, and that’s ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ based on reality,” he said. “Science fiction is a depiction of the real. Fantasy is a depiction of the unreal. So ‘Martian Chronicles’ is not science fiction, it’s fantasy. It couldn’t happen, you see? That’s the reason it’s going to be around a long time — because it’s a Greek myth, and myths have staying power.” Ironic yet again, considering “Martian Chronicles” is a novel of his about humanity colonizing Mars — which is evidently on our agenda for the near future (read all about that in last Sunday’s column). I guess if an imaginative man lives long enough, he can live to see his wildest fantasies become reality. And Bradbury lived a long, brilliant life, and spread the gift of imagination to many. Rest in peace.


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Americans struggle to hang on Wealth lost in recession leaves many still scared BY ADAM GELLER Associated Press Looking back, the financial lives many Americans enjoyed until just a few years ago can seem like a mirage. On a suburban cul-de-sac northwest of Atlanta, Michael and Patricia Jackson are struggling to keep a house worth $100,000 less than they owe. In a small town in West Virginia, Michael Bobic, who last year lost his job as a college professor, sells Star Trek collectibles on eBay to get by. Their voices and those of many others tell the story of a country that, for all the economic turmoil of the past few years, continues to believe things will get better. But until it does, families are trying to hang on to what they’ve got left. The Great Recession claimed nearly 40 percent of Americans’ wealth, the Federal Reserve reported last week. The new figures, showing Americans’ net worth has plunged back to what it was in 1992, left economists shuddering while sharpening attention on the pocketbook issues at the center of the presidential campaign. But for families across the country, the report, tracking the period from 2007 to 2010, confirms what they already felt in their gut and saw in their checkbooks. It is one more reminder that they’re not alone. Most of the wealth was lost to the mortgage crisis and the drop in home values, wiping out equity many families counted on. But incomes and stock-based retirement accounts fell, too. In the 18 months since the Fed completed its survey, home prices have continued to fall in many cities, while stocks rose and then fell back to nearly the same level. “There’s nothing in this report that makes me feel good,” says Alicia Munnell, director of the

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“We’re scared. We don’t know what’s going to happen,” Michael says. “Right now, our main thing is to hold on to what we have. I mean, we’re holding. But the mortgage company, they have a grip on us.” For 13 years, Michael Bobic taught political science to college students. Now he sells Star Trek collectibles on eBay and teaches a fencing class at the YMCA to help pay the bills. The 49-year-old drives only when he has to, shops around to save 50 cents on a gallon of milk and hasn’t bought a restaurant dinner since losing his job as a professor at West Virginia Wesleyan College last year. “I’m incredibly cheap,” Bobic, who lives in Fairmont, W.Va., says proudly. Once a week, Bobic spreads his gospel of frugality, teaching a money management class at Galilean Baptist Church in nearby White Hall. He tells his church class to do what he did — have an emergency fund to cover three to six months of expenses. When Bobic lost his job, he was prepared. To get by, he took short-term work doing title searches for a lawyer, until the two-hour drive to Moundsville proved too much. Then he got a temporary job doing surveys for an opinionresearch company. But a year later, his financial cushion is gone. Bobic has always worked — he turned his first full-time job scooping ice cream into a 15-year career in store management. But this week he did something he’d avoided: For the first time since his kidneys failed at age 23 and he began dialysis, Bobic applied for disability benefits. “I’d much rather work,” he says. “But that’s what we’re falling back on now.” Bobic’s retirement account is gone. He cashed it out to buy a house in 2008 when he quit a 10year job at Georgia’s Emmanuel College and moved to Fairmont so wife Jennifer could be near family. Until he lands a job, Jennifer is funding their retirement, putting aside money from her job with the Social Security Administration.



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Troy Historical Society honors volunteers volunteer service. A special achievement award was presented to the society’s oral history chairman, Michael Robinson (380 hours of service), for interviewing local residents about their lives in Troy, creating manuscripts from the interviews and preserving oral history audiotapes. Wesley Jones, founder of the Troy Historical Alliance, was recognized for his work in partnering with other Troy historical organizations to promote “All Things

Historical” in Troy and for the publication of a new Troy history magazine Discover Troy Ohio. He compiled 489 hours of volunteer service. He was assisted on the magazine project by society vice president Terri Boehringer (233 hours) and Marinda Hanover (300 hours.) Other volunteers and their hours of service are: Judy Deeter, society president (248); Natalie Donahue, society treasurer (54); Barbara Graef (288 hours), Donald Graef (28 hours), Marsha Hall (54 hours), Judy Hemmert (280

hours), Rosemary Jones (89 hours), Cathy Starcher (50) and Barbara Werth (120 hours). Society members gave certificates of appreciation to board members who serve as trustees-at-large, including Brenda Copeland, Roger Hartley, Rick Jackson, Dan Kerber, Robert Reeder and John Schweser. Copeland was honored with a special recognition pin for five years of volunteer service to the society. Jeannine Friend was recognized for records collected for the society’s website.

Pfeiffer, Parker Pfenning, Shruthi Prabaharasundar, Caroline Pratt, Meredith Pruitt, Nicholas Prus, Autumn Ramsey, Austin Rank, Gavin Reedstrom, Lydia Reedstrom, Carter Rehmert, Lauren Richardson, Cassandra Roache, Lauryn Rutan, Charles Ryan, Nihar Saksena, Matthew Sanders, Derrec Sandifer, Taylor Schmitz, Marc Scordia, Amanda Setser, Hannah Severt, Kymberlee Seyfried, Henry Shaneyfelt, Pete Sheehan, Miranda Silcott, Zane Small, Abby Smith, Davin Snyder, Jasmine Sprowl, Terrell Sprowl, Megan Studebaker, Hanaka Suzuki, Zion Taylor, Sean Terando, Evan Thurmond, Allison Tyre, Shota Watanabe, Trey Wiley, Jordan Williams and Haylee Wright. Eighth grade — John Alexander, Jared Bair, Kaitlyn Baker, Brooke Beeler, Ireland Bender, Abigail Bertram, Sierra Besecker, Brandon Blier, Jillian Blount, William Boezi, Kaitylnn Bogan, Alec Bricker, Hallie Brubaker, Ashleigh Bryson, Abigail Burchett, Zachary Burleson, Courtney Carmack, Holly Clagett, Carsen Clouser, Kayla Coate, Morgan Cockerham, Shannon Cothran, Spencer Covault, Rachel Culp, Jacob Curcio, Ryan Daum, Rachel Davidson, Scott Demeo, Taylor Dever, Bailey Dornbusch, Dominique Drake, Casie Duchak, Alexander Dyke, Zento Enomoto, Katherine Fetter, Lauren Freed, Austin Funderburg, Jonathan Gaul, Sara Goodwin, Brooke Harlow, Sarah Hartley, Allison Helman,

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The Troy Historical Society recognized its volunteers for their service during 2011 at its annual meeting in May. Barbara Besecker, the organization’s webmaster — for its website — was presented with the Richard N. Shellenbarger award for outstanding volunteer service. She gave 740 hours of volunteer service to the society in 2011. The award is the society’s top honor for


Troy Junior High School TROY — Troy Junior High School staff has named honor students for the fourth grading period of the 2011-12 school year. • Principal’s list Seventh grade — Nicholas Alexander, Adam Al-Jarani, Michala Andrade, Nathaniel Balok, Ashley Barr, Jessica Bigley, Emily Brinkman, Noah Brown, William Brumfield, Ashley Bruns, Cameron Burch, Shelby Campbell, Lauren Cardinal, Caitlyn Cusick, Alexa Dankworth, Zoyie Davidson, Ally Decker, Douglas Del Cid, Katie Demeo, Marshall Dunlap, Hannah Essick, Meghan Fiessinger, Victor Flores, Landon Flory, Reagan Fonner, Monique Gagel, Jack Gates, Collin Goltzene, Connor Goltzene, James Griffieth, Briana Haber, Timothy Hanna, Kayla Hemm, Maggie Hennessy, Bailey Hess, Victoria Holland, Katheryn Jackson, Hadley Johnson, Luke Johnson, Chloe Johnston, Jackson Johnston, Rachel Kinder, Nanako Koike, Samuel Kondall, Nikita Krishnan, Sophia Kuder, Mariah Lacey, Madeline Lacombe, Emma Lavelle, Brandon Lewis, Connor Lewis, Elizabeth Lines, Holland Lively, Srividhya Madireddy, Logan Magoto, Tyler Mauk, Derrin McCormick, Kirsten McMullen, Ricky McVety, Caitlin Mellieon, Alexandria Merle, Katherine Minesinger, Justin Mittelstadt, Rachel Morgan, Michael Murray, Hayata Nagata, Cory Neff, Connor Oaks, Paige Olberding, Katelyn Overla, Thomas Palsgrove, Keaton

Woman drives into crowd, injuring dozens LIMA (AP) — A 63-yearold woman unexplainably drove her car into a crowded town square in Lima and struck bystanders, sending some through the air and pinning others under the car until freed when bystanders lifted the vehicle, authorities and witnesses said. About 30 people were injured. Some suffered serious injuries to their legs, heads and necks, none

of them life-threatening, police said. All but four were released from the hospital Friday, a hospital spokeswoman said. At least one other person was taken to another hospital. The chaotic scene unfolded Friday night in Lima, where more than 1,000 people had gathered for a weekly community event featuring live music. A witness said the woman appeared disoriented.

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FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Jerome A. Waker CASSTOWN — Jerome A. Waker, age 82, of Casstown, Ohio, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012, at his residence. Services are pending through Baird Funeral Home, Troy. • Mary Elizabeth Jewett BROOKVILLE — Mary Elizabeth Jewett, age 91, of Brookville, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 19, at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton. • Eloise E. Chrisman TROY — Eloise E. Chrisman, age 89, of Tipp City, Ohio, died Saturday, June 16, 2012. Services are pending at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, Tipp City.

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Tantalizing what if’s 40 years Forty years on, Watergate crime scene is forgotten after break-in

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Penzance Senior Vice President of Leasing Matthew Pacinelli shows a rendering of the planned renovations for the front of the Watergate Office Building in Washington May 30. Forty years ago police in Washington arrested five men breaking in to the Democratic National Committee offices in Washington.The name of the complex they were breaking into became infamous: the Watergate.These days, though, unless you know where to look, there’s little marking the location of the 1972 crime that ultimately led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. along the banks of the Potomac River next to the city’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The site is about a halfmile from the nearest subway station and not on the route of the city’s red, double-decker tour buses. The surrounding neighborhood is full of George Washington University students and federal government workers, but the Watergate is a little farther away. “It’s somewhat quiet down there,” said Carolyn Crouch, founder of Washington Walks, a group that takes people on neighborhood walking tours and who leads a tour of the area about twice each year. “It’s really pretty peaceful.” What visitors get if they make the trek is city dwellers, going about their business. The Democratic National Committee, the burglars’ target, moved out

of the Watergate long ago. The group’s offices are now across town, just south of the U.S. Capitol. The sixthfloor office space the committee once occupied now houses the office of the Iraqi embassy’s military attache and a doctor’s office. A real estate company that bought the building in 2011 has plans for millions of dollars of upgrades, but half the building is currently vacant. Empty, too, are the more than 200 rooms of the Watergate Hotel, the building next to the office where the burglars checked into rooms 214 and 314 under assumed names. When police arrived to search the rooms, they found electrical equipment, blue surgical gloves and thousands of dollars in brand-new 100-dollar bills. The hotel was closed for renovations in 2007, and its current owners have said they plan to make changes including adding more

than 100 rooms, but the hotel won’t open until at least 2013. Perhaps the biggest changes have been to what was the Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge across the street from the Watergate office building. That’s where former FBI agent Alfred C. Baldwin III sat in a hotel room and listened to telephone wiretaps placed by the burglars at the Democratic National Committee offices during a first, undetected burglary in May. Baldwin was in room 723 on the night of the second fateful caper, June 17. The hotel’s owners eventually capitalized on the room’s fame, installing a brass plaque declaring the space “The Watergate Room” in 1996. Inside, they hung framed reproductions of newspapers from that era and stocked the room with Watergate videos and books. It didn’t last. George Washington

University bought the hotel three years later and turned it into a dorm. Students assigned to the seventh floor initially participated in Watergaterelated activities, and Room 723 remained empty because of its historical significance. But the university changed its mind in 2001, gathering up memorabilia that had been in the room, depositing it in the school’s archives and assigning the room to students. Sarah Steckler, who graduated in 2007 and is now an attorney in New York, lived in the room her freshman year. She said she remembers students taking pictures with the plaque outside her door or knocking and asking to see inside. The students, born years after Nixon’s infamous resignation, were generally disappointed with what they saw. “Inside it was a standard dorm room,” she said.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Watergate’s “what ifs” are still tantalizing. What if a security guard hadn’t noticed tape on a door latch outside Democratic headquarters at the Watergate office building not far from the White House? What if a calculating president hadn’t taped his private words for posterity? What if Richard Nixon simply had come clean about the break-in and cover-up, and apologized? Forty years of investigation, reporting, trials, debate and historical research have yielded no simple answer to how a clumsy raid that Nixon’s spokesman termed a “third-rate burglary” became a titanic constitutional struggle and led to his resignation. “The shame of it all is that it didn’t have to be,” Stanley Kutler, the dean of Watergate historians, told The Associated Press in an interview. “Had he been forthcoming, had he told his men, ‘This is crazy, who ordered this?’ … (He) wouldn’t have had this problem.” Of course, Watergate would never have happened had officials at Nixon’s reelection campaign committee not responded to his ceaseless demands for dirt on the opposition by hiring E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy. The ex-CIA and ex-FBI operatives presented an outline, codenamed Operation Gemstone, that included bugging and rifling the files at Democratic National Committee headquarters. “I was one of those who tried to throw cold water on Gordon Liddy’s plans to break in, and thought I had done so,” recalled former White House counsel John Dean. “But I hadn’t killed the plans. It came back to haunt us.” Liddy and four others were caught red-handed early on the morning of June 17, 1972 actually, the second of two break-ins at the DNC when security guard Frank Wills, seeing the taped latch, summoned police. “The insanity of it and the stupidity of it have never ceased to amaze me,” Dean, who’s now 73, said in an AP interview. Hunt died in 2007. Liddy, now a conservative radio host, declined an interview request. While there’s no evidence Nixon knew of the burglary plot beforehand, within days he was neckdeep in a conspiracy to hide the burglars’ ties to his campaign and the White House. Meeting with top aides, he readily agreed to paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in hush money and urged that the CIA intervene to block an FBI investigation. Following the money trail eventually led investigators to the truth, and began a more than two-year legal war involving grand juries, Congress and the Supreme Court. It ended when Nixon, facing certain impeachment, resigned from office on Aug. 8, 1974. Former Watergate prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste says if Nixon hadn’t been forced by the Supreme Court to hand over his tapes, with their “smoking gun” of self-incrimination, things might have turned out differently. “The system worked,” Ben-Veniste said. “But the system would not have worked had not the president taped himself.” Why did he do it? In his memoirs, Nixon said he wished his administration to be “the best chronicled in history.” But without doubt he also wanted evidence in case someone attacked his decisions or motives.

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Watergate complex was built in the 1960s, it was just a group of buildings on the western edge of the nation’s capital. Then, 40 years ago Sunday, police in Washington arrested five men breaking into the office of the Democratic National Committee there. Scandals, from Monicagate to Troopergate, haven’t been the same since. These days, though, there’s little marking the location of the 1972 crime that ultimately led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. The office building that was the site of the break-in is still in use, though tenants have changed. The adjacent hotel where the burglars stayed is currently closed. And another hotel across the street where a lookout watched the night of the break-in, with a walkietalkie on hand, has been turned into a college dorm. Jane Freundel Levey, the chief historian for Cultural Tourism DC, a coalition of city cultural and heritage groups, says there’s talk of installing a set of historical signs in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood where the buildings sit. If that happens, the spaces that played a part in the Watergate drama will certainly be marked, she said. “We are a nation of people who make pilgrimages,” she said, adding that people like knowing when they’re standing on a historic spot. Now, however, most tourists visiting Washington head to see the Capitol, the Declaration of Independence, the theater where President Abraham Lincoln was shot and the museums, Smithsonian where interactive exhibits and tour guides await. There’s nothing like that at the Watergate, which sits

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• GOLF: The Troy Men’s City Championship golf tournament will be held June 23-24 at Miami Shores Golf Course. The registration deadline for the tournament is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. • GOLF: The Troy Football Alumni Association is sponsoring a golf tournament July 21 at the Troy Country Club. It is a four-man scramble with a 2 p.m. shotgun start. The cost is $75 per person, with proceeds from the event to go to the Troy Football Alumni Association scholarship fund. Spaces are limited. For more information or to register, contact Chris Madigan at or (937) 332-3805. • SOFTBALL: The Troy Fastpitch Fall Ball League, including doubleheaders for five weeks, begins Sept. 9 at Duke Park. The cost is $50 and the signup deadline is Aug. 13. Travel teams are welcome. For more info and registration, see or call Curt at 875-0492. * SOFTBALL: The Milton-Union Fall Ball League, including doubleheaders for five weeks, begins Sept. 9 at the Lowry Complex. The cost is $50 and the signup deadline is Aug. 13. Travel teams are welcome. For more info and registration, see or call Curt at 875-0492. • TENNIS: West Milton will host tennis camps at the junior high, junior varsity and varsity levels this summer, with two sessions apiece. The junior high camp sessions will be from 11 a.m. to noon June 18-21 and June 2528 for the first session and July 9-12 and July 16-19 for the second, with both sessions costing $45. The junior varsity camp will run from 9:30-11 a.m. June 18-21 and June 25-28 for the first session and July 9-12 and July 16-19 for the second, with both costing $60. The varsity camp will run from 7:309:30 a.m. June 25-28 for the first session and July 16-19 for the second, and both will cost $60. Registration forms can be found at Milton-Union Middle School, the Milton-Union Public Library or from any of the high school coaches. The deadline to register is the Wednesday before the session being registered for. For more information, contact Sharon Paul at 698-3378 or Steve Brumbaugh at 698-3625. • COACHING SEARCH: Troy Christian High School is looking for a girls head varsity basketball coach. Interested parties can contact Athletic Director Mike Coots at

An uphill battle Arkansas beats Kent State in CWS OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kent State knows it faces a daunting task to make its first appearance in the College World Series last much longer. An 8-1 loss to Arkansas on Saturday leaves the Golden Flashes fighting for survival in a bracket that includes two-time defending national champion South Carolina, No. 1 national seed Florida and a Razorbacks team AP PHOTO that just beat them. Kent State’s Nick Hamilton, right, strikes out in the second Kent State coach Scott Stricklin inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game offered a simple message to his against Arkansas, with Arkansas catcher Jake Wise, left, players after DJ Baxendale and loooking on Saturday in Omaha, Neb. Brandon Moore combined on a four-

hitter against them Saturday. “Get it out of your mind. Get ready to play on Monday night again in Omaha, Neb.,” Stricklin said. “Our kids are thrilled to be here. But that’s thing we’ve got to make sure that we’re not just happy to be here. We want to compete and get some wins and make a run at it. It’s still possible.” Baxendale didn’t allow a hit until Sawyer Polen’s infield single with two out in the fifth. He held the Flashes (46-19) scoreless until Jimmy Rider homered in the sixth.

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Post 43 wins two Staff Reports The Troy Post 43 legion baseball team handled the Cincinnati Stix 12-3 to open up Saturday. But the team needed a little late inning magic in their second game. Trailing Circleville 2-0 in the top of the seventh inning, Nick Sanders reached base on an error, then Derek Dunham walked to put runners on first and second. Bryton Lear bunted for a hit, which gave way for Dylan Cascaden’s two-run single to tie the game and send it to extras. In the eighth, Dunham


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Cincinnati Reds’ Homer Bailey delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Saturday in New York.

Reds beat Mets Bailey, Bruce lead charge in 4-1 win NEW YORK (AP) — Homer Bailey pitched out of trouble for eight innings, Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer and the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 4-1 on Saturday night for their fifth straight victory. Ryan Ludwick added an RBI

Burnett, Pirates beat Indians, 9-2 A.J. Burnett became the first Pittsburgh pitcher since 1990 to win six straight starts and Pedro Alvarez homered twice as the Pirates beat the Cleveland Indians 9-2 Saturday. Burnett (7-2) gave up two runs over 6 23 innings. He extended the best stretch by a Pirates pitcher since Doug Drabek won six in a row during his NL CyYoung Award-winning season. See Page A9.

Dragons Lair EASTLAKE — A fiverun third inning propelled Lake County past the Dayton Dragons 11-2 on Saturday night. With the loss, the Dragons record falls to 29-40 on the year.

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single to help the NL Central leaders move a season-best 10 games over .500 at 37-27. Bailey worked his way through several early jams and took advantage of the ample dimensions at Citi Field. Though the fences were brought in before this season, David

Wright hit two of four Mets drives that were caught within steps of the wall. One night after Joey Votto and Wright were both hit by pitches, this time it was Bruce and Mets cleanup batter Lucas Duda. But again, no trouble ensued.

singled in a run, then Lear delivered his third hit of the day to drive in Sanders. Pitcher Alex Smith kept Circleville in check in the bottom half of the inning — helping Post 43 to score a 4-3 come-from-behind win, while improving to 3-1 at the Hillsboro Wooden Bat Tournament. Cascaden had two hits in the win over Circleville. Smith, who came on in relief of Nick Antonides in the sixth, picked up the win, allowing just one hit and striking out six in three innings of work. Pitcher Ben Langdon lasted all seven innings in the win over the Cincinnati Stix. He scattered six hits, struck out four, walked one and hit a batter. At the plate, Lear went 2 for 3, Bradley Coomes, Colton Nealeigh, Cascaden and Antonides all went 2 for 4. “Ben’s curve ball wasn’t as sharp as we would like it to have been,” Troy Post 43 coach Frosty Brown said. “He had to throw a lot of change-ups, but he was pretty effective. He did a great job of keeping them off balance and forcing a lot of flyballs.” Troy’s only loss in the tournament came on Friday at the hands of the Toledo Hawks by a score of 4-2. Despite lasting six innings on the mound, pitcher Steven Blei took the loss — but it was one inning that cost him. “Steven pitched a really good

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Sandusky trial testimony shows missed chances By The Associated Press The eyewitness testimony that confronted jurors in Jerry Sandusky’s child-molestation trial this week was disturbing not only for its graphic descriptions of sex with boys, but for what it said about the people who surrounded and maybe even protected the once-revered Penn State assistant coach. Eight accusers took the witness stand and described how Sandusky molested them in campus showers, hotel bathrooms, a basement bedroom, a sauna used by the football team right under the noses of his friends, colleagues, family members and acquaintances. The Sandusky story, the way authorities have framed it, is one

littered with missed chances to university, who had ample opporstop a rapist who preyed on chil- tunity to stop a man accused of violating 10 boys over 15 years: dren for years. A janitor failed to tell authorProsecutors have hinted that top university officials knew far ities he allegedly caught Sandusky performing more about Sandusky’s oral sex on a boy in a alleged proclivities campus shower a than they have let on, dozen years ago. submitting a document A district attorney Monday that says Penn with a reputation for State’s former vice prosecuting cases president himself facinvolving children and ing charges related to sexual abuse victims the scandal maintained declined to charge a file on Sandusky a Sandusky over a 1998 decade ago. A Penn molestation allegation State trustee told The SANDUSKY even though the detecAssociated Press he tive who investigated thought it now suspects a cover-up. Yet evidence and testimony was a solid case. The DA, Ray from the trial also show there Gricar, disappeared in 2005 and were plenty of people, not just was declared legally dead last those at the highest levels of the year.

School district officials were skeptical of abuse claims brought by the young man known in court papers as Victim 1 because, the accuser testified, Sandusky was considered to have a “heart of gold.” Victim 1’s allegations eventually triggered the state investigation that produced charges. One accuser testified he screamed out for help at least once when Sandusky’s wife, Dottie, was in the house. He doesn’t know whether she heard his cries. And, famously, coaching assistant Mike McQueary saw Sandusky having what he believed to be anal sex with a young boy in 2001. But his report

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Five-time Olympian and Tour de France veteran cyclist George Hincapie crossing the finish line of the 19th stage of the 94th Tour de France on July 28, 2007 in Angouleme, France. The Associated Press has learned that Hincapie plans to retire from competitive cycling after the 2012 racing season.

4 U.S. cyclists opt out of Olympics brief statement Saturday. “USA Cycling will not speculate on the reasoning behind their requests and will not have further comment,” the statement said. “Any questions related to their decision should be directed to the individual athletes.” The national governing body for cycling announced Friday the five riders who will compete in London: Taylor Phinney, Tejay van Garderen, Chris Horner, Timmy Duggan and Tyler Farrar.

By The Associated Press Four top U.S. cyclists all former teammates of Lance Armstrong removed their names from consideration for spots on the Olympic team before its announcement this week. Levi Leipheimer, George Hincapie, Christian Vande Velde and David Zabriskie asked that they be taken out of the running for places on the road cycling team for the Summer Games, USA Cycling announced in a

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CWS ■ CONTINUED FROM A8 Arkansas (45-20) broke open the game on Matt Vinson’s two-run double that made it 5-1 in the bottom of the sixth. Baxendale (8-5) allowed just three hits, giving way to Moore with one out in the seventh. He struck out five and walked one. “DJ Baxendale was outstanding,” Stricklin said. “He kept us off balance. His fastball was sharp and he throws the breaking ball when he’s behind in the count. He really competes.” Kent State starter David Starn (11-4) walked three of the first four batters he faced and left after

Vinson’s two-out double in the sixth. Starn threw 24 pitches in the first inning, just eight for strikes, and walked the bases loaded before Brian Anderson’s hard liner up the middle knocked off the pitcher’s glove and brought home the first run. An inningending double play let Starn escape further damage. “It was basically just a flaw in my mechanics,” Starn said. “I wasn’t really finishing my pitches. And I was leaving them armside, and that’s basically what happened with the control issues and everything.”

CLEVELAND (AP) — It was a bad day on all fronts for the Indians. Cleveland’s pitchers allowed four home runs and its batters were hitless with runners in scoring position in Saturday’s 9-2 loss to Pittsburgh. Michael Brantley’s 22game hitting streak the longest in the majors this season came to a halt when he went 0 for 3 with a walk. The day ended with the chant of “Let’s Go Bucs” reverberating around Progressive Field as several hundred Pittsburgh fans made the trip to see the inter-league rivalry. “They bombed us away basically,” manager Manny Acta said. “Killed us with the long ball. We have to turn the page and get ready to win (Sunday).” It’s been a rocky stretch for the Indians since they took four of six to begin a recent road trip. Cleveland has been outscored 33-13 in dropping four of five. The starting pitching and bullpen have both been hit hard while the offense has struggled in all situations. The Indians were 0for-8 with runners in scoring position Saturday and are 2-for-33 in that category in the last four games. “The bottom of the lineup has been scuffling,” Acta said. “The top of the order and the middle of the lineup have been getting on base. We’re battling. That’s all we can do. Half of them are doing a good job and half of them are trying to find a way.” Acta would not comment on whether the team has interest in ex-Indians slugger Manny Ramirez, released by Oakland. He deferred to general manager Chris Antonetti, who replied in an email that club policy is not to comment on specific players. The Indians’ lefty-laden lineup is hitting .217 against left-handed pitchers. Ramirez, 40, is a .335 career hitter against lefties, but hasn’t played in the majors since early last season. Ubaldo Jimenez (6-5) allowed four runs in six innings, including homers to Pedro Alvarez and Casey McGhee. The righthander gave up the latter blast at the worst possible time. Casey Kotchman’s


Cleveland Indians’ Shin-Soo Choo bare-hands a two-run single by Pittsburgh Pirates’ Casey McGehee in the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday in Cleveland. The Pirates won 9-2. solo homer in the fifth tied the game, but Jimenez started the sixth by allowing Garrett Jones’ single. McGhee followed by hitting Jimenez’s first pitch over the 19-foot high wall in left field to give the Pirates a lead they never relinquished. Asdrubal Cabrera’s solo homer in the first gave Cleveland the lead, but Alvarez tied it in the second. Jones’ RBI single in the third put the Pirates ahead. Kotchman’s homer seemed to give the Indians some momentum, but Jimenez gave that back immediately. “The guys came back and tied the game,” Jimenez said. “As a pitcher, you want to go out there and throw a zero. It’s not going to happen every time. I threw a hanging slider (to McGhee) and he made me pay for it.” Jimenez gave up seven hits, struck out six walked two. The right-hander had allowed only two earned

runs in two previous starts this month after struggling in May, when he had a 6.75 ERA six starts. Alex Presley added a solo home run off Tony Sipp in the seventh while Alvarez hit his second homer of the game a tworun shot off Nick Hagadone in a four-run ninth. A.J. Burnett (7-2) became the first Pittsburgh pitcher since 1990 to win six straight starts. He gave up two runs in 6 2-3 innings. Burnett extended the best stretch by a Pirates pitcher since Doug Drabek won six in a row during his NL Cy Young Award-winning season. “He had an easy day of work,” Acta said. “We didn’t even run his pitch count up. He got us the whole day. We couldn’t do much.” The Indians squandered a chance in the sixth. Cabrera and Jason Kipnis started the inning with singles, but Carlos

Santana, who is in a 6 for 49 slump, popped out and Brantley flied out. Johnny Damon walked on four pitches, but Shelley Duncan popped to short after swinging at the first pitch. “That was a huge inning for us,” Acta said. “We had an opportunity to get back into the game and maybe take the lead. We had two of our best guys come up and unfortunately we couldn’t get it done.” Brantley walked in the first, grounded out in the fourth and flied to center in the sixth. He grounded out to second in his final at-bat in the eighth. Brantley batted .337 (29 for 86) with 16 RBIs during the streak. “It was nice to see,” Acta said. “He’s in a good spot right now at the plate.” The last Pirates pitcher to win six straight decisions was rookie Zach Duke in 2005. He did it over eight starts to open his career 6-0.

lone error, which put us in a bad spot. That really cost us.” D.J. Hemm had a home run in the loss. Post 43 (17-7) has only gave up eight runs in four games at Hillsboro.

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Spanier, Curley and Schultz to the suspected cover-up,” he said. “I want the alumni to understand and the stakeholders to understand that this independent investigation is uncovering this information.” Sandusky was charged in November and December with more than 50 counts of abuse. The scandal brought disgrace to Penn State and led to the ousters of both Spanier and Paterno, the Hall of Fame coach who died in January at age 85. The testimony of eight of the 10 alleged victims named in a grand jury report prompted disgust and revulsion from Penn State alumni and others who took to Twitter last week to express their dismay and to call for the heads of anyone involved in concealing abuse. “Anyone who knew and didn’t report should burn!” tweeted one. The grim depictions of abuse also hit at least one former player hard.

The accuser known as Victim 4 told jurors that Sandusky let him wear star linebacker LaVar Arrington’s jersey and gave him a magazine autographed by the former NFL All-Pro, who played at Penn State in the late 1990s. Arrington apologized to the man a day after his testimony, writing in The Washington Post that he felt awful for having missed the warning signs. “He always seemed mad or kind of distant. I remember distinctly asking him: ‘Why are you always walking around all mad, like a tough guy?’” Arrington wrote. “I guess with everything that I had going on, it certainly wasn’t a priority for me to try to figure him out.” Arrington continued, “I hate everything that has happened, and now I must admit I feel even worse, knowing what allegedly was happening so close to me, and that I was unaware.”

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Sandusky ■ CONTINUED FROM A8 to Athletic Director Tim Curley and Vice President Gary Schultz went nowhere. McQueary’s dad testified that during a conversation, Schultz said he was suspicious of Sandusky, and NBC reported this week that emails between former university President Graham Spanier and Schultz aiming to keep McQueary’s allegation from going further were turned over to the attorney general. Others also saw Sandusky engaging in behavior that was at least odd, if not criminal. Longtime assistant coach Tom Bradley walked into the shower when one boy was with Sandusky, the accuser testified, and a wrestling coach told jurors he saw Sandusky and a child rolling on the floor. Several accusers said their parents or caregivers failed to grasp what was

happening to them. Victim 4 testified that one weekend he did not want to go with Sandusky and told his mother, “I’m pretty sure he’s gay,” but she dismissed the idea. “She said, oh, whatever, this is just one of your lies,” he told jurors. He also said at one point he told his grandmother to tell Sandusky he wasn’t home when he called. Victim 1 testified that when he asked his mother about “a website for people who do things to children,” and she asked why, he said it was “to see if Jerry was on there.” He said he didn’t think she totally understood. And Victim 9 told jurors he described Sandusky to his mother as “a touchy-feely type of a person,” but she pressured him to spend time with the former coach. Keith Masser, a Penn State trustee, said in an interview that he initially thought the scandal was about a failure of adminis-

trative oversight of the football program. Now he suspects it goes deeper. When the board of trustees ousted Spanier on Nov. 9, four days after Sandusky’s arrest, it was “because we didn’t have confidence in his ability to lead us through this crisis,” Masser said. “We had no idea (at the time) he would be involved in a cover-up.” Masser stressed he was speaking for himself and not the board at large, and said he wants to be careful not to draw premature conclusions. But he said it now appears like “top administration officials and top athletic officials were involved in making the decision to not inform the proper authorities.” With prosecutors focused on the sex-abuse allegations against Sandusky, the trial isn’t intended to yield evidence of a possible cover-up. That’s the job of Louis Freeh, the former FBI director hired by the board of

trustees to investigate the scandal. His report could be released in late summer. Spanier, who has not been charged with any crime, did not respond to email and phone messages. His attorney did not return a phone call. The law firm defending Curley and Schultz against charges they lied in their grand jury testimony and failed to report suspect abuse said in a statement this week they “conscientiously considered” McQueary’s account and “deliberated about how to responsibly deal with the conduct and handle the situation properly.” They did not respond to follow-up questions posed by the AP. Masser said the Freeh investigation is helping Penn State get to the bottom of the scandal. “I hope the truth comes out, and from a board standpoint it was Judge Freeh’s investigation that found these emails that relate



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Getting crowded on top McDowell, Fuyrk lead at U.S. Open, others in hunt SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk won the battle of par Saturday at the U.S. Open. Tiger Woods lost a lot more than that. McDowell showed the AP PHOTO kind of fight that won him Graeme McDowell during the third round of the U.S. a U.S. Open two years ago Open Championship golf tournament Saturday at down the coast at Pebble The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Beach. He scratched out

pars and finished with a 4foot birdie putt that gave him a 2-under 68 and a share of the lead going into the final round at The Olympic Club. Furyk, also bidding for another trophy from golf’s toughest test, outclassed Woods in the final pairing with key bunker saves and an 8-foot birdie putt on the 17th for a 70, making him the only player who has yet to have a round over par.

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They were at 1-under 139, the only survivors against par. Woods, wearing a key lime shirt, turned in a lemon. He fell out of the lead with two bogeys in the first three holes, couldn’t make a birdie on the stretch of holes that Olympic allows players to make up ground, and ended with a sloppy bogey on the 18th for a 75. There were only eight scores worse in the third

round. And it matched Woods’ highest score when he at least a share of the lead after any round of a major. He also closed with a 75 in 2009 at the PGA Championship when he lost a two-shot lead to Y.E. Yang. All is not lost for Woods, not to mention another dozen or so players. In a U.S. Open that is living up to its reputation, it was difficult for anyone to build a big advantage.

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No change needed OKC’s Westbrook insists he won’t alter style of play MIAMI (AP) — Russell Westbrook leads the NBA Finals with 18 assists, which is a great sign for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He also leads the finals in shot attempts. That might not be such a great sign. Oklahoma City’s point guard has fired off 50 shots so far in the finals, which are knotted at a game apiece and resume with Game 3 in Miami on Sunday night. Westbrook’s shot total is four more than LeBron James has attempted for the Heat, eight more than threetime scoring champion Kevin Durant has tried for the Thunder and just two less than James Harden, Serge Ibaka, Thabo Sefolosha and Derek Fisher have gotten for Oklahoma City combined. Think Westbrook is apologizing for that? Think again. “I’m not making no adjustments,” Westbrook said. “Regardless of what anybody says or regardless of what you guys say about how I play, it doesn’t matter. You know, I’m going to play my game regardless of what happens. I’m going to go out and give 110 percent, and try to find a way to help us win the game.” When Westbrook takes 25 shots in a game what he’s averaging in this series the Thunder are 7-7 this season, including playoffs. When he takes less than 25, the Thunder are 53-16. That stat isn’t necessarily one that the Thunder are concerned about. They just say that when Westbrook is producing, they’re better, plain and simple. “It’s not deserving at all because without him we wouldn’t be here at this point and people don’t recognize that,” Durant said Saturday when asked about the criticism Westbrook takes at times. “Everybody thinks he should be a traditional point guard like a (John) Stockton or a Mo Cheeks (now a Thunder assistant coach). There’s a lot of people that cannot be like Russ, either. We need him to play the way he plays. “The best thing about Russ is he comes to work every single day,” Durant added. “That’s what you guys don’t see, is how hard he works and how much he


Marcos Ambrose drives to secure the pole position during qualifying for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 auto race Saturday at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.

Ambrose hits 203 mph in pole victory


Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (0) does a balancing drill during practice Saturday in Miami. The Thunder play the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the NBA basketball finals today. wants it. That’s what I love about him. He doesn’t care what people say, he’s going to play his game and we need him to play his game.” So far against the Heat, his game has been decidedly up and down. Miami has outscored Oklahoma City 56-37 in first quarters of the two finals games. Westbrook is shooting 17 percent (2 for 12) in that quarter. In the final three quarters, the Thunder have outscored the Heat by 26 points. And in those quarters, Westbrook is shooting 47 percent (18 for 38). “We need Russell to score,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. “I know some of you don’t like that, but Russell is a very, very gifted, talented player, and we would not be in this position without Russell Westbrook.”

Two games is hardly a decent or fair sample size. But if the trend slow Westbrook starts feeding into slow Thunder starts continues, that could be a particularly big problem for Oklahoma City, especially now that the series has shifted to Miami for the next three games. “He just has to play the game,” said Fisher, the veteran who is Westbrook’s backup and confidant. “We all have to, I think, play a smarter game than what we played in particular in Game 2. But Russell is a phenomenal talent, and he just has to trust his instincts, play his game. But that same focus goes for all of us, Russell, Kevin, James. If there’s two people covering you, somebody else is open, make the pass, and

that guy will make the play.” If the Heat had their way, they would probably prefer Westbrook shoot more than Durant anyway. Westbrook is shooting 34 percent in his last seven games against Miami, but the Thunder are still 4-3 in those games. At the same time, Miami also insists there’s no magic reason why Westbrook seems to get more early looks against the Heat than Durant does. “Sometimes that’s the way the game goes, really,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “This is a tough team to try to dictate, OK? We want you shooting the ball; we don’t want you shooting. They’re so aggressive and relentless just coming at you, they’re instinctual. That happens within the flow of the game.”

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The last time anyone was this fast in qualifying in NASCAR’s top series, Richard Petty was still driving. He’s an owner now, but when Marcos Ambrose won the Sprint Cup pole at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday for Richard Petty Motorsports, the Hall of Famer was on hand to put the accomplishment in perspective. Ambrose posted a speed of 203.241 mph, the first time since 1987 the 200 mph mark was broken during Sprint Cup qualifying. “I can’t hardly remember that far back,” Petty said. “To be able to do it on a flatter race track, not Daytona or Talladega, that is unheard of.” Ambrose made his first Sprint Cup pole a memorable one on a day 19 drivers surpassed 200 mph on the newly paved surface at MIS. Speeds have been soaring since drivers began testing sessions, and NASCAR decided to alter the left-side tires for the race Sunday, but that change didn’t affect qualifying. The last pole winner to break 200 mph in this series was Bill Elliott, a quarter-century ago at Talladega. Ambrose had the 11th-fastest pole-winning speed in series history. “It’s going to sound great at the bar when you have had about six too many,” Ambrose cracked. “It is good bragging rights, I will give it that.” Ryan Newman’s track

qualifying record of 194.232 mph went by the wayside almost immediately. In fact, 40 drivers broke the mark, set in 2005. Petty won a pole at MIS in 1972 at 157.607 mph. “When they redid the track and came up here testing and said they were running over 200 mph it was blowing my mind,” Petty said. “I think the last time we even flirted with that was when they redid Atlanta and we ran 198 or 199 mph. We knew it was going to be quick but I think it was a whole lot quicker than what we thought and definitely quicker than what Goodyear was thinking.” Goodyear changed its tire recommendation Friday night, saying the high speeds caused increased left-side tire temperatures. Drivers were routinely exceeding 200 mph in practice, with Greg Biffle topping out with a lap of over 204 on Friday. Nobody is sure what to expect for the 400-mile race. Drivers were allowed an extra practice session Saturday night after the tire switch was announced. “We have such a good racecar and team that I feel we can overcome the tire change and I think it is going to make the cars that aren’t handling well handle terribly and the cars handling well a little slower,” Ambrose said. “I am hoping and I feel like we are going to have a team that is going to react with this tire.”

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Logano stays hot, wins Nationwide race BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kurt Busch had kept quiet after returning from his suspension, staying out of the spotlight at Michigan International Speedway while preparing for the Sprint Cup race. Then he finished third in the Nationwide race Saturday and as is the custom for those who finish near the top, he showed up at the media room. “It was great to drive the car,” Busch said. And that was all he had to say to a question about his return from a one-week suspension. Busch was

penalized for verbally abusing a media member and missed last weekend’s races at Pocono. The winner of that Cup race, Joey Logano, followed up with a victory Saturday in the Nationwide race, holding off James Buescher and Busch. Busch came quickly to the media room afterward, arriving before other drivers. Then he stepped out the door. Reporters followed him before being assured he would be back to take questions. Busch stepped behind the microphone after Buescher and fourth-place

Cole Whitt finished. “It was a great finish, all in all,” Busch said. “The restart before the final one, I was on the inside and went from third to eighth, and then the restart on the final one, I went from eighth back up to third.” The last restart came after what was initially a red flag with seven laps to go following an accident involving Josh Richards and Jamie Dick. Flames shot briefly out of Dick’s car, but both drivers were evaluated and released after the crash. Busch didn’t say much when asked how it felt to be

back from his suspension. Busch landed with Phoenix Racing in December after parting ways from Penske Racing because of a series of incidents mainly related to his temper. He’s still with Phoenix Racing for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race. Busch met Tuesday with team owner James Finch, and the duo agreed to move forward. Logano held off Buescher for his fifth Nationwide win of the year and 14th of his career. He has won four of the last five races in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. “I’ve just had a lot of con-

fidence in myself lately and my abilities and knowing what I can do,” Logano said. “There hasn’t been an opportunity that we let slip up yet.” Buescher tried to pass Logano on the inside in the final seconds but wasn’t able to and settled for second place, 0.208 seconds behind. “We took a shot at it at the end,” Buescher said. “As long as you’re in position, that’s all you can ask for.” There were seven cautions for 26 laps in the 125lap race. Logano needed to hold on after the last one. “When I started on the

inside, I got beat every time,” Logano said. “I was like, ‘I’m getting beat when I’m on the bottom so I might as well try the top.’ It worked.” Logano took only a couple questions in the media room before leaving for an extra practice for Sprint Cup racers Saturday night. The Cup cars have been exceeding 200 mph this week, and NASCAR made a tire switch for Sunday’s race. Logano was anxious to make it to practice after the Nationwide race, but was told he had to take a couple questions first.



BASEBALL Baseball Expanded Standings All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct New York 39 25 .609 38 27 .585 Baltimore 36 28 .563 Tampa Bay 33 32 .508 Toronto 32 33 .492 Boston Central Division W L Pct Chicago 34 30 .531 33 31 .516 Cleveland 31 34 .477 Detroit 28 35 .444 Kansas City 25 39 .391 Minnesota West Division W L Pct Texas 39 27 .591 Los Angeles 34 31 .523 31 35 .470 Oakland 27 39 .409 Seattle NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Washington 38 25 .603 Atlanta 35 30 .538 35 31 .530 New York 32 32 .500 Miami 31 36 .463 Philadelphia Central Division W L Pct Cincinnati 37 27 .578 Pittsburgh 33 31 .516 St. Louis 34 32 .515 30 35 .462 Milwaukee 27 38 .415 Houston 22 43 .338 Chicago West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 41 24 .631 San Francisco 37 28 .569 32 32 .500 Arizona 25 39 .391 Colorado 23 43 .348 San Diego

Scores GB WCGB — — 1½ — 3 — 6½ 3½ 7½ 4½

L10 9-1 7-3 5-5 4-6 4-6

Str W-8 W-1 W-1 W-2 W-1

Home 19-12 19-14 20-14 18-15 14-19

Away 20-13 19-13 16-14 15-17 18-14

GB WCGB — — 1 3 3½ 5½ 5½ 7½ 9 11

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

Str L-3 L-1 W-1 L-1 L-4

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Away 18-12 16-14 17-17 17-15 13-17

GB WCGB — — 4½ 2½ 8 6 12 10

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

Str W-2 L-1 W-5 L-6

Home 19-12 16-15 15-16 10-19

Away 20-15 18-16 16-19 17-20

GB WCGB — — 4 — 4½ ½ 6½ 2½ 9 5

L10 7-3 5-5 4-6 1-9 3-7

Str L-2 L-1 L-2 L-3 L-2

Home 18-12 15-16 19-14 17-18 12-19

Away 20-13 20-14 16-17 15-14 19-17

GB WCGB — — 4 1½ 4 1½ 7½ 5 10½ 8 15½ 13

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

Str W-5 W-1 W-1 W-2 L-2 L-1

Home 20-13 19-11 17-15 16-17 18-14 14-18

Away 17-14 14-20 17-17 14-18 9-24 8-25

GB WCGB — — 4 — 8½ 2½ 15½ 9½ 18½ 12½

L10 7-3 6-4 7-3 1-9 4-6

Str W-1 W-1 W-2 L-1 L-2

Home 23-11 21-14 15-16 15-21 14-20

Away 18-13 16-14 17-16 10-18 9-23

INTERLEAGUE Thursday's Games Cincinnati 12, Cleveland 5 N.Y. Mets 9, Tampa Bay 6 Detroit 5, Chicago Cubs 3 Oakland 8, Colorado 2 Baltimore 12, Pittsburgh 6 Arizona 11, Texas 3 Kansas City 4, Milwaukee 3 Philadelphia 6, Minnesota 1 St. Louis 5, Chicago White Sox 3 San Diego 6, Seattle 2 Friday's Games Chicago Cubs 3, Boston 0 Colorado 12, Detroit 4, 10 innings N.Y. Yankees 7, Washington 2 Cleveland 2, Pittsburgh 0 Toronto 3, Philadelphia 0 Tampa Bay 11, Miami 0 Atlanta 4, Baltimore 2 Texas 6, Houston 2 Milwaukee 5, Minnesota 3 Kansas City 3, St. Louis 2 Arizona 5, L.A. Angels 0 Oakland 10, San Diego 2 L.A. Dodgers 7, Chicago White Sox 6 San Francisco 4, Seattle 2 Saturday's Games N.Y. Yankees 5, Washington 3, 14 innings Toronto 6, Philadelphia 5, 10 innings Milwaukee 6, Minnesota 2 St. Louis 10, Kansas City 7 Detroit 4, Colorado 1 Pittsburgh 9, Cleveland 2 Oakland 6, San Diego 4 Baltimore 5, Atlanta 0 Boston 4, Chicago Cubs 3 Texas 8, Houston 3 Miami at Tampa Bay, 7:15 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Colorado (Guthrie 3-5) at Detroit (Scherzer 5-4), 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Lincoln 3-2) at Cleveland (J.Gomez 4-5), 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 2-6) at Toronto (Cecil 0-0), 1:07 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 6-2) at Atlanta (Delgado 4-6), 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 8-2) at Washington (E.Jackson 3-3), 1:35 p.m. Miami (Jo.Johnson 4-4) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 2-3), 1:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Greinke 7-2) at Minnesota (Blackburn 3-4), 2:10 p.m. Kansas City (Mendoza 2-3) at St. Louis (Wainwright 5-7), 2:15 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 0-0) at Texas (Lewis 5-5), 3:05 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 5-6) at L.A. Angels (Richards 1-0), 3:35 p.m. San Diego (Richard 3-7) at Oakland (B.Colon 6-6), 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 2-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 8-2), 4:10 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 8-4) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 4-5), 4:10 p.m. Boston (F.Morales 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Maholm 4-5), 8:05 p.m. Monday's Games Atlanta at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Toronto at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Texas at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games Cincinnati 7, N.Y. Mets 3 Saturday’s Games Cincinnati 4, N.Y. Mets 1 Sunday’s Games Cincinnati (Cueto 7-3) at N.Y. Mets (C.Young 1-0), 1:10 p.m. Reds 4, Mets 1 Cincinnati NewYork ab r h bi ab r h bi Cozart ss 5 1 1 0 Nieuwenhuis4 0 0 0 Valdez cf 4 1 1 0 Murphy 2b 4 1 1 0 Votto 1b 3 0 1 0 Byrdak p 0 0 0 0 B.Phillips 2b 4 0 1 0 Batista p 0 0 0 0 Bruce rf 3 2 1 3 D.Wright 3b 3 0 1 1 Frazier 3b 3 0 1 0 Duda rf 3 0 1 0 Ludwick lf 4 0 1 1 I.Davis 1b 4 0 1 0 Mesoraco c 4 0 1 0 Hairston lf 4 0 1 0 H.Bailey p 2 0 0 0 Thole c 3 0 1 0 Harris ph 1 0 0 0 Rottino ph 1 0 0 0 Chapman p 0 0 0 0 Quintanilla ss3 0 0 0 A.Torres ph 0 0 0 0 Niese p 2 0 0 0 Valdespin ph2 0 0 0 Totals 33 4 8 4 Totals 33 1 6 1 Cincinnati .................300 100 000—4 New York ...................100 000 000—1 DP_New York 1. LOB_Cincinnati 6, New York 8. 2B_Dan.Murphy (17), D.Wright (22), Hairston (9). HR_Bruce (15). SB_Dan.Murphy (5). S_H.Bailey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP H R ER BB SO Cincinnati H.Bailey W,5-4 . . . . . .8 6 1 1 1 3 Chapman S,8-10 . . . .1 0 0 0 1 1

NewYork Niese L,4-3 . . . . . . . .7 6 4 4 1 7 Byrdak . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 2 0 0 0 1 Batista . . . . . . . . .1 2-3 0 0 0 1 1 HBP_by H.Bailey (Duda), by Niese (Bruce). Umpires_Home, Jim Reynolds; First, Vic Carapazza; Second, James Hoye; Third, Jim Joyce. T_2:38. A_27,988 (41,922).


SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING 6 a.m. SPEED — 24 Hours of Le Mans, finish of race, at Le Mans, France 1 p.m. TNT — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Quicken Loans 400, at Brooklyn, Mich. 5 p.m. ESPN — NHRA, Thunder Valley Nationals, at Bristol, Tenn. (same-day tape) COLLEGE BASEBALL 5 p.m. ESPN2 — World Series, game 5, teams TBD, at Omaha, Neb. 9 p.m. ESPN2 — World Series, game 6, teams TBD, at Omaha, Neb. CYCLING 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Tour de Suisse, final stage, NaefelsLintharena to Soerenberg, Switzerland (same-day tape) GOLF 4 p.m. NBC — USGA, U.S. Open Championship, final round, at San Francisco MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. FSN — Cincinnati at N.Y. Mets 1:30 p.m. TBS — N.Y. Yankees at Washington 8 p.m. ESPN — Boston at Chicago Cubs MOTORSPORTS 2:30 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, British Grand Prix, at Silverstone, England (same-day tape) 3:30 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP Moto2, British Grand Prix, at Silverstone, England (same-day tape) NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ABC — Playoffs, finals, game 3, Oklahoma City vs. Miami SOCCER 2:30 p.m. ESPN — UEFA, Euro 2012, group phase, Portugal vs. Netherlands, at Kharkiv, Ukraine ESPN2 — UEFA, Euro 2012, group phase, Denmark vs. Germany, at Lviv, Ukraine 5 p.m. NBCSN — MLS, New York at Chicago

MONDAY Pirates 9, Indians 2 Cleveland Pittsburgh ab r h bi ab r h bi 5 0 0 0 Presley lf 6 1 1 1 Choo rf Walker 2b 3 2 1 0 A.Cabrera ss3 1 2 1 McCutchen cf5 0 2 0 Kipnis 2b 4 0 2 0 G.Jones dh 3 1 2 1 C.Santana c 3 0 0 0 Hague ph-dh1 1 1 0 Brantley cf 3 0 0 0 McGehee 1b4 2 2 4 Damon dh 3 0 0 0 P.Alvarez 3b 4 2 2 3 Duncan lf 3 0 0 0 Tabata rf 4 0 1 0 Kotchman 1b4 1 1 1 Barajas c 4 0 0 0 Chisenhall 3b4 0 1 0 Barmes ss 4 0 0 0 Totals 38 912 9 Totals 32 2 6 2 Pittsburgh.................011 002 104—9 Cleveland..................100 010 000—2 E_Duncan (2). DP_Pittsburgh 1, Cleveland 1. LOB_Pittsburgh 10, Cleveland 8. 2B_Chisenhall (1). HR_Presley (4), McGehee (3), P.Alvarez 2 (10), A.Cabrera (6), Kotchman (5). SB_Walker (7), Kipnis (16). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP H R ER BB SO Pittsburgh A.J.Burnett W,7-2 6 2-3 6 2 2 4 2 J.Hughes H,6 . . .1 1-3 0 0 0 1 0 Slaten . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 0 0 0 0 1 Cleveland Jimenez L,6-5 . . . . . .6 7 4 4 2 6 Sipp . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 1 1 1 1 1 J.Smith . . . . . . . . .1 2-3 1 0 0 1 1 Hagadone . . . . . . . . .1 3 4 4 4 2 Umpires_Home, Fieldin Culbreth; First, Adrian Johnson; Second, Gary Cederstrom; Third, Lance Barksdale. T_3:02. A_30,408 (43,429). Saturday's Major League Linescores INTERLEAGUE Philadelphia103000 0100—5 9 1 Toronto . . .011000 0301—615 1 (10 innings) Cl.Lee, Qualls (8), Schwimer (9), Savery (10) and Schneider, Kratz; R.Romero, Coello (7), Janssen (9), Cordero (10) and Arencibia. W_Cordero 2-4. L_Savery 0-2. HRs_Philadelphia, Mayberry (4). Toronto, Y.Escobar (4). Milwaukee . .022 011 000—6 10 0 Minnesota . . .001 000 010—2 6 2 Fiers, M.Parra (8), Veras (9) and M.Maldonado; Hendriks, Swarzak (6), Manship (8) and Doumit. W_Fiers 2-2. L_Hendriks 0-3. HRs_Milwaukee, Braun 2 (19), Ar.Ramirez (7), Ransom (5). Kansas City .100 111 300—7 14 0 St. Louis . . . .420 00031x—10 14 2 B.Chen, Adcock (2), R.Colon (4), Collins (7), G.Holland (7), K.Herrera (7) and B.Pena, Quintero; J.Kelly, V.Marte (5), S.Freeman (6), E.Sanchez (7), Rzepczynski (7), Boggs (7), Motte (9) and Y.Molina. W_Boggs 1-1. L_Collins 4-1. Sv_Motte (14). HRs_Kansas City, Moustakas (10). St. Louis, Holliday (11), Y.Molina (9). San Diego . . .000 002 200—4 4 0 Oakland . . . .000 210 30x—6 8 0 Ohlendorf, Hinshaw (5), Thatcher (7), Gregerson (7), Thayer (8) and Jo.Baker; T.Ross, Doolittle (7), Balfour (8), R.Cook (9) and K.Suzuki. W_Doolittle 1-0. L_Thatcher 0-2. Sv_R.Cook (3). HRs_San Diego, Quentin (6). Oakland, S.Smith (7), J.Gomes (7). Colorado . . . .000 000 001—1 6 2 Detroit . . . . . .100 110 10x—4 7 1 Friedrich, Roenicke (6), Mat.Reynolds (7), Ottavino (7) and W.Rosario; Fister, Coke (7), Benoit (9) and Laird. W_Fister 1-3. L_Friedrich 43. HRs_Detroit, Mi.Cabrera (14). Boston . . . . .000 201 100—4 8 1 Chicago . . . .000 000 300—3 8 1 Lester, Atchison (7), Padilla (8), Aceves (9) and Saltalamacchia; Samardzija, R.Wells (6), Corpas (8) and W.Castillo. W_Lester 4-4. L_Samardzija 5-5. Sv_Aceves (16). HRs_Boston, Saltalamacchia (12). Chicago, Valbuena (1). Baltimore . . .000 210 200—5 6 0 Atlanta . . . . . .000 000 000—0 1 1 Hammel and Wieters; Beachy, Varvaro (4), C.Martinez (7), Venters (9) and McCann. W_Hammel 7-2. L_Beachy 5-5. Houston . . . .100 020 000—3 9 1 Texas . . . . . . .000 005 21x—8 11 0 Harrell, Fe.Rodriguez (6), R.Cruz (8) and C.Snyder; Grimm, R.Ross (7), Mi.Adams (8), M.Lowe (9) and Napoli. W_Grimm 1-0. L_Harrell 6-5. HRs_Houston, Lowrie (13). Texas, N.Cruz (9).

COLLEGE BASEBALL 5 p.m. ESPN2 — World Series, game 7, teams TBD, at Omaha, Neb. 9 p.m. ESPN2 — World Series, game 8, teams TBD, at Omaha, Neb. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Atlanta at N.Y. Yankees FSN — Cincinnati at Cleveland SOCCER 2:30 p.m. ESPN — UEFA, Euro 2012, group phase, Croatia vs. Spain, at Gdansk, Poland ESPN2 — UEFA, Euro 2012, group phase, Italy vs. Ireland, at Poznan, Poland

TUESDAY COLLEGE BASEBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — World Series, game 9, teams TBD, at Omaha, Neb. DIVING 12 Mid NBCSN — Olympic Trials, men's 10m semifinal, at Federal Way, Wash. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. FSN — Cincinnati at Cleveland MLB — Regional coverage, St. Louis at Detroit or Atlanta at N.Y. Yankees 8 p.m. WGN — Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox NBA BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ABC — Playoffs, finals, game 4, Oklahoma City at Miami SOCCER 2:30 p.m. ESPN — UEFA, Euro 2012, group phase, England vs. Ukraine, at Donetsk, Ukraine ESPN2 — UEFA, Euro 2012, group phase, Sweden vs. France, at Kiev, Ukraine

WEDNESDAY COLLEGE BASEBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — World Series, game 10, teams TBD, at Omaha, Neb. DIVING 10 p.m. NBCSN — Olympic Trials, semifinals: LIVE: men's 3m, women's 10m; SAME-DAY TAPE: women's 3m, at Federal Way, Wash. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Atlanta at N.Y. Yankees or Toronto at Milwaukee (2 p.m. start) 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Teams TBA FSN — Cincinnati at Cleveland 8 p.m. WGN — Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. NBCSN — Awards Show, at Las Vegas Midwest League Eastern Division z-Lansing (Blue Jays) Bowling Green (Rays) South Bend (D-backs) West Michigan (Tigers) Great Lakes (Dodgers) Fort Wayne (Padres) Lake County (Indians) Dayton (Reds) Western Division

W 46 36 35 35 33 31 31 29

L 21 32 34 34 35 37 37 40

Pct. GB .687 — .529 10½ .507 12 .507 12 .485 13½ .456 15½ .456 15½ .420 18

W L Pct. GB z-Wisconsin (Brewers) 44 24 .647 — z-Beloit (Twins) 39 29 .574 5 Kane County (Royals) 34 34 .500 10 Peoria (Cubs) 34 34 .500 10 Quad Cities (Cardinals) 34 34 .500 10 Burlington (Athletics) 30 37 .448 13½ Cedar Rapids (Angels) 30 38 .441 14 Clinton (Mariners) 23 44 .343 20½ z-clinched playoff spot Friday's Games Dayton 9, Lake County 3 Great Lakes 7, Lansing 6 Peoria 6, Clinton 4 Cedar Rapids 6, Kane County 0 South Bend 8, West Michigan 4 Beloit 6, Burlington 3 Quad Cities 3, Wisconsin 2 Bowling Green 1, Fort Wayne 0, 10 innings Saturday's Games Lake County 11, Dayton 2 West Michigan 6, South Bend 0 Lansing at Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Kane County, 7:30 p.m. Clinton at Peoria, 7:30 p.m. Burlington at Beloit, 8 p.m. Wisconsin at Quad Cities, ccd., rain Fort Wayne at Bowling Green, 8:05 p.m.

Sunday's Games Dayton at Lake County, 1 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Kane County, 2 p.m. Lansing at Great Lakes, 2:05 p.m. West Michigan at South Bend, 2:05 p.m. Burlington at Beloit, 3 p.m. Clinton at Peoria, 3 p.m. Fort Wayne at Bowling Green, 3:05 p.m. Wisconsin at Quad Cities, 6 p.m. Monday's Games No games scheduled

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association Playoff Glance All Times EDT FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary) (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Philadelphia 4, Chicago 2 Miami 4, New York 1 Indiana 4, Orlando 1 Boston 4, Atlanta 2 WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 4, Utah 0 Oklahoma City 4, Dallas 0 L.A. Lakers 4, Denver 3 L.A. Clippers 4, Memphis 3 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston 4, Philadelphia 3 Miami 4, Indiana 2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Oklahoma City 4, L.A. Lakers 1 San Antonio 4, L.A. Clippers 0 CONFERENCE FINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami 4, Boston 3 WESTERN CONFERENCE

Sunday, June 17, 2012 Oklahoma City 4, San Antonio 2 FINALS Oklahoma City vs. Miami Tuesday, June 12: Oklahoma City 105, Miami 94 Thursday, June 14: Miami 100, Oklahoma City 96, series tied 1-1 Sunday, June 17: Oklahoma City at Miami, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 19: Oklahoma City at Miami, 9 p.m. x-Thursday, June 21: Oklahoma City at Miami, 9 p.m. x-Sunday, June 24: Miami at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 26: Miami at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m.

AUTO RACING NASCAR Nationwide-Alliance Truck Parts 250 Results Saturday At Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Mich. Lap length: 2 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (3) Joey Logano, Toyota, 125 laps, 133.1 rating, 0 points, $37,600. 2. (4) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 125, 112.9, 0, $36,368. 3. (15) Kurt Busch, Toyota, 125, 105, 0, $22,350. 4. (2) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 125, 112.3, 41, $26,868. 5. (1) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 125, 109.2, 40, $27,293. 6. (11) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 125, 110.7, 39, $21,093. 7. (13) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 125, 95.5, 0, $20,478. 8. (7) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 125, 127.6, 0, $16,045. 9. (17) Brian Scott, Toyota, 125, 103.5, 35, $20,118. 10. (9) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 125, 91.6, 0, $14,250. 11. (6) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 125, 113.8, 34, $19,968. 12. (18) Michael Annett, Ford, 125, 89.1, 32, $19,468. 13. (16) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 125, 83.9, 31, $21,818. 14. (8) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 125, 90.4, 31, $19,093. 15. (23) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 125, 77.6, 29, $19,943. 16. (14) Johanna Long, Chevrolet, 125, 80.6, 28, $19,043. 17. (22) Jeff Green, Toyota, 125, 70.2, 27, $18,793. 18. (5) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 125, 81.4, 27, $18,993. 19. (19) Jason Bowles, Toyota, 124, 66.2, 25, $18,693. 20. (30) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 124, 62.7, 24, $19,318. 21. (28) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, 124, 67.5, 23, $18,568. 22. (27) Erik Darnell, Chevrolet, 124, 70, 22, $18,518. 23. (36) Tony Raines, Ford, 124, 58.2, 0, $12,000. 24. (12) Brad Sweet, Chevrolet, 123, 70.6, 20, $18,418. 25. (20) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 123, 73, 19, $19,843. 26. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, 123, 47, 18, $18,293. 27. (33) Danny Efland, Chevrolet, 122, 46.1, 17, $18,243. 28. (37) Angela Cope, Chevrolet, 119, 41.2, 16, $18,168. 29. (21) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, accident, 116, 51.9, 15, $18,118. 30. (24) Josh Richards, Ford, accident, 116, 52.8, 14, $11,900. 31. (31) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, engine, 76, 49.1, 14, $18,013. 32. (35) T.J. Bell, Chevrolet, engine, 56, 43.4, 12, $11,485. 33. (39) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, handling, 42, 42.5, 11, $11,450. 34. (10) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, engine, 32, 38.8, 10, $11,430. 35. (42) Tim Schendel, Chevrolet, overheating, 15, 38.5, 9, $11,415. 36. (34) Blake Koch, Chevrolet, vibration, 12, 36.6, 8, $11,375. 37. (38) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, engine, 11, 39.4, 0, $11,355. 38. (29) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, overheating, 9, 36.7, 6, $11,316. 39. (26) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, engine, 8, 38.1, 0, $11,190. 40. (41) Michael Guerity, Chevrolet, vibration, 6, 37.5, 4, $11,160. 41. (40) Matt DiBenedetto, Chevrolet, vibration, 5, 35.9, 3, $11,135. 42. (25) Kevin Lepage, Toyota, vibration, 4, 34.4, 2, $11,080. 43. (43) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, vibration, 1, 32.9, 1, $11,030. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 132.979 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 52 minutes, 48 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.208 seconds. Caution Flags: 7 for 26 laps. Lead Changes: 14 among 10 drivers. Lap Leaders: A.Dillon 1-4; C.Whitt 513; A.Dillon 14-20; J.Logano 21-27; J.Clements 28; S.Hornish Jr. 29-49; P.Menard 50-57; J.Buescher 58-59; P.Menard 60-88; C.Whitt 89; D.Patrick 90; S.Hornish Jr. 91-94; J.Allgaier 9598; E.Sadler 99-101; J.Logano 102125. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): P.Menard, 2 times for 37 laps; J.Logano, 2 times for 31 laps; S.Hornish Jr., 2 times for 25 laps; A.Dillon, 2 times for 11 laps; C.Whitt, 2 times for 10 laps; J.Allgaier, 1 time for 4 laps; E.Sadler, 1 time for 3 laps; J.Buescher, 1 time for 2 laps; D.Patrick, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Clements, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 10 in Points: 1. E.Sadler, 488; 2. A.Dillon, 480; 3. R.Stenhouse Jr., 461; 4. S.Hornish Jr., 443; 5. C.Whitt, 407; 6. J.Allgaier, 407; 7. M.Annett, 396; 8. M.Bliss, 333; 9. J.Nemechek, 316; 10. T.Malsam, 305. NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Quicken Loans 400 Lineup After Saturday qualifying; race Sunday At Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Mich. Lap length: 2 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 203.241 mph. 2. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 202.037. 3. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 201.816. 4. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 201.72.


5. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 201.472. 6. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 201.461. 7. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 201.444. 8. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 201.37. 9. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 201.247. 10. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 201.179. 11. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 200.882. 12. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 200.725. 13. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 200.686. 14. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 200.591. 15. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 200.39. 16. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 200.384. 17. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 200.317. 18. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 200.133. 19. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 200.111. 20. (22) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 199.944. 21. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 199.612. 22. (33) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 199.54. 23. (23) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 199.474. 24. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 198.555. 25. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 198.473. 26. (51) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 198.238. 27. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 198.118. 28. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 197.922. 29. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 197.78. 30. (26) Josh Wise, Ford, 197.699. 31. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 197.395. 32. (83) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 197.087. 33. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 197.055. 34. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 197.028. 35. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 196.829. 36. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 196.818. 37. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 196.77. 38. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 196.673. 39. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 193.107. 40. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, owner points. 41. (10) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, owner points. 42. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, owner points. 43. (49) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 195.117. Failed to Qualify 44. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 194.295. 45. (74) Stacy Compton, Chevrolet, 193.606.

GOLF US Open Scores U.S. Open Scores Saturday At The Olympic Club San Francisco Purse: TBA ($7.85 million in 2011) Yardage: 7,170; Par: 70 Third Round a-amateur Graeme McDowell........69-72-68—209 Jim Furyk ......................70-69-70—209 Fredrik Jacobson..........72-71-68—211 Lee Westwood..............73-72-67—212 Ernie Els........................75-69-68—212 Blake Adams ................72-70-70—212 Nicholas Colsaerts .......72-69-71—212 Webb Simpson .............72-73-68—213 Kevin Chappell..............74-71-68—213 John Senden ................72-73-68—213 a-Beau Hossler.............70-73-70—213 Jason Dufner ................72-71-70—213 John Peterson...............71-70-72—213 Retief Goosen...............75-70-69—214 Martin Kaymer ..............74-71-69—214 Matt Kuchar...................70-73-71—214 Tiger Woods..................69-70-75—214 Casey Wittenberg.........71-77-67—215 a-Hunter Hamrick .........77-67-71—215 Padraig Harrington .......74-70-71—215 Justin Rose ...................69-75-71—215 Sergio Garcia................73-71-71—215 Charlie Wi......................74-70-71—215 Aaron Watkins...............72-71-72—215 Michael Thompson.......66-75-74—215 David Toms ...................69-70-76—215 Adam Scott ...................76-70-70—216 Scott Langley................76-70-70—216 Kevin Na........................74-71-71—216 Raphael Jacquelin........72-71-73—216 Hunter Mahan...............72-71-73—216 Steve LeBrun................73-75-69—217 Angel Cabrera ..............72-76-69—217 a-Jordan Spieth ............74-74-69—217 Alex Cejka.....................78-69-70—217 Jonathan Byrd ..............71-75-71—217 Robert Karlsson ...........70-75-72—217 Steve Stricker................76-68-73—217 Nick Watney..................69-75-73—217 K.J. Choi........................73-70-74—217 Charl Schwartzel ..........73-70-74—217 Bob Estes......................74-73-71—218 Phil Mickelson...............76-71-71—218 Branden Grace .............71-74-73—218 Matteo Manassero .......76-69-73—218 Ian Poulter.....................70-75-73—218 a-Patrick Cantlay...........76-72-71—219 Rickie Fowler.................72-76-71—219 Jeff Curl.........................73-75-71—219 Francesco Molinari .......71-76-72—219 Hiroyuki Fujita ...............75-71-73—219 Darron Stiles.................75-71-73—219 Morgan Hoffmann ........72-74-73—219 Marc Warren .................73-72-74—219 Alistair Presnell.............70-74-75—219 Kevin Streelman ...........76-72-72—220 Nicholas Thompson .....74-74-72—220 Davis Love III ................73-74-73—220 Zach Johnson...............77-70-73—220 K.T. Kim .........................74-72-74—220 Matthew Baldwin ..........74-74-73—221 Rod Pampling ...............74-73-74—221

TRANSACTIONS Saturday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Placed RHP Josh Beckett on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 12. Recalled RHP Clayton Mortensen from Pawtucket (IL). MINNESOTA TWINS — Recalled RHP Liam Hendriks from Rochester (IL). Optioned RHP Lester Oliveros to Rochester. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Released OF Manny Ramirez from his minor league contract. Recalled RHP Tyson Ross and INF Eric Sogard from Sacramento (PCL). Optioned RHP Evan Scribner and INF Adam Morales to Sacramento. Assigned INF Kila Ka'aihue outright to Sacramento.


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Number of at-home fathers growing Is there a Dad Divide to go with the Mommy Wars? NEW YORK (AP) Hey, Mr. Mom. What’s up, Workaholic? Whether they say it out loud or acknowledge it at all, that work-home divide traditionally reserved for the Mommy Wars can also rear between dads who go off to the office every day and the kind in the trenches with the kids. There are bound to be rifts, given the growing league of dads staying home at least part-time. But do the paths of work dads and home dads intertwine enough to make them care quite so deeply as the ladies? How exactly are they perceived, not by researchers or journalists, but by each other? “To be a stay-at-home dad requires a lot of confidence in who you are,” said Paxton Helms, 41, in Washington, D.C. He became one about four years ago, when his daughter was 3 months old. A son followed and he now takes part-time contracts as an international development consultant, with flexible hours. His wife also works parttime. “The strangest thing that ever happened to me as a (stay-athome dad) was riding on the Metro with both my kids and a guy asking me, ‘So where’s Mom?’ I couldn’t even think why in the world somebody would be asking me that question, so I couldn’t even muster an answer,” he said. Other at-home dads worry about jealousy from working brethren (What are they really thinking about all that time spent with the women?). Or suspicion that they’re out of work. And dads on both sides of the divide report the occasional cold shoulder. “It seems that they try to avoid me or don’t want to talk about what life is like for them,” said dad-of-one Donald DeLong, 55, a Bloomfield Township, Mich., an attorney who acknowledges a “deeply rooted need to work and ‘earn a living.’” “When I do talk to them, the topics stay guy-safe. That is, sports, cars. After all we’re both still guys. We don’t talk about that sensitive touchy-feely stuff.” Other at-home dads, those by choice or pushed out of the job


This undated image provided by Lionsgate shows Chris Rock, left, and Tom Lennon with children in a scene from the movie “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” A growing league of dads are staying home, at least part-time. Some at-home dads, those by choice or pushed out of the job market, said they've endured some snark by their working brethren, but they consider it more of a dad-ondad discomfort than a serious divide. Dan Zevin, a humorist, at-home dad to two and author of a new book, “Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad.” In Boston, 32-year-old Nolan Kido is no stereotype. He’s the exhausted at-home dad of an 11week-old daughter as his wife completes her dental education. He deferred work on his doctoral degree in accounting after doing some recession-era math: his earning power versus her earning power in the face of more than $360,000 in student loans. “At the very beginning they were a little weirded out, like what do we talk about, what’s the common themes, but now the impression that I get more is actually jealousy,” he said of his working dad friends. “It’s not, like, mean kinds of things but just, ‘Oh, I wish I could stay home’ or ‘Oh, I’d love to go to that park.’”

focus on what my career goals are after I am done being home with my kids. They seem to assume this is only a temporary thing for our family, a pause in my career for a few years, instead of an investment in our family,” Weckerlein explained. Yes, Mr. Mom comes up, the newest iteration in the shape of Chris Rock and his goofy band of dads with infants strapped to their chests in the movie “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” It’s been nearly 30 years since Michael Keaton was that guy on screen, setting the kitchen on fire and making his kids miserable in “Mr. Mom,” but the lingering moniker feels more like yesterday for Weckerlein and other athome dads. “I hate that phrase, Mr. Mom. I can’t imagine my wife going into the office and saying, ‘Hi everyone, it’s Mrs. Dad,’” said

market, said they’ve endured some snark, but they consider it more of a dad-on-dad discomfort than a serious divide. Martin Weckerlein, 33, is among them. He simply doesn’t have the time to care. He was a tank commander in the Germany military, then a bank worker for six years before he gave it up to be an at-home for his three kids, ages 8, 3 and 9 months. The family lives in suburban Washington, D.C., where his wife has a government job. “When I’m with other dads who are my age, whether they work or stay at home, they tend to be pretty accepting and even curious as to how that works that we can afford me staying home, what I do during the day with the kids, and they say it must be nice to have that time,” he said. “When I am talking with men who aren’t fathers or who are older, their questions usually

The number of at-home dads who are primary caregivers for their children reached nearly 2 million in 2010, or one in 15 fathers, according to one estimate. Al Watts, president of the National At-Home Dad Network, believes a more accurate count is about 7 million, using broader definitions that include parttime workers. That amounts to one-third of married fathers in the U.S. Most, he said, want to be there, as opposed to the kind who never thought about it until the ax fell on their careers. And more often than women, they do earn a bit of income at the same time, he said. Watts, in Omaha, has been home with kids for a decade, since the oldest of his four was a baby. He sees a subtle shift in attitudes emanating from working dads. “Eight years ago, one of my wife’s customers, when he found out that I was an at-home dad he said, ‘Oh you know, I’d really love to do that.’ I knew what he really meant was that he assumed he could then just hang out at home and play video games and watch TV and not have to go to work anymore,” Watts said. “Now when I have those conversations, they’re generally like, ‘You know, I really wish I could do that. But then they find out I have four kids and they’re like, ‘Well, I couldn’t do that!’” The raised eyebrows, pregnant pauses and need to hide their real interests shopping, crossing guard duty, laundry for more generic work-dad friendly fare is tedious sometimes for Trey Parker, 32, in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta. With a full-time working wife and two boys, ages 2 and 9 months to care for, a trip to Costco holds more allure than last night’s game or chatter about sales quotas. “It’s a little harder to speak with guys who are corporate dads,” Parker said. “At Christmas parties and stuff like that, there’s absolutely nothing in common with them. They’re either talking about sports or whatever sales or whatnot they have going on at the office, and you can’t comment on any of that stuff. You’re naturally drawn to the women because they’re talking about the kids and the family.”

Project Search celebrates eight graduates from UVMC program Project Search coordinator, Becky Black, UVCC paraprofessional, and Jim tion to UVMC include Strickler and Lisa Benoit, Upper Valley Project job coaches with CapaSEARCH ended its second Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua, the Board bilities. year at Upper Valley of Developmental Dis“Interns report to three Medical Center by recogrotation sites throughout nizing the achievements of abilities in Miami and eight interns during a May Shelby counties, the state the hospital where they Bureau of Vocational partner with UVMC mencelebration. tors to become more indeThe high school transi- Rehabilitation and Capabilities of St. Marys. pendent and learn to comtion program is designed The students deferred pete in the community job to provide training and their diplomas during pro- market,” Moore said. education on the road to gram participation. They The eight interns employment for individuwere guided by Patti received their high school als with disabilities. diplomas at the May celeLocal partners in addi- Moore, Upper Valley For the Miami Valley Sunday News







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Stock Footnotes: g = Dividends and earnings in Canadian dollars. h = Does not meet continued-listing standards. lf = Late filing with SEC. n = New in past 52 weeks. pf = Preferred. rs = Stock has undergone a reverse stock split of at least 50 percent within the past year. rt = Right to buy security at a specified price. s = Stock has split by at least 20 percent within the last year. un = Units. vj = In bankruptcy or receivership. wd = When distributed. wi = When issued. wt = Warrants. Mutual Fund Footnotes: b = Fee covering market costs is paid from fund assets. d = Deferred sales charge, or redemption fee. f = front load (sales charges). m = Multiple fees are charged. NA = not available. p = previous day’s net asset value. s = fund split shares during the week. x = fund paid a distribution during the week.Gainers and Losers must be worth at least $2 to be listed in tables at left. Most Actives must be worth at least $1. Volume in hundreds of shares. Source: The Associated Press. Sales figures are unofficial.

to continue its relationship with Project Search with 10 new interns selected for the 2012-12 school year, Hurak said. Moore said the interns “came in as high school students, earned the title ‘intern’ and are leaving as young empowered adults, embracing what they can do.” For more information about Upper Valley Project Search, contact Patti Moore at pmoore@ or 440-7431.

employee orientation and received job experience through rotation in several departments including Volunteer Services, Nutrition Services, Environmental Services, Outpatient Care South, Cardiopulmonary, ICU, PCU and Rehabilitation. “We learned as much from you as you learned from us,” said Jim Hurak, UVMC vice president, Patient Services. “It has been a pleasure, a great experience.” UVMC plans

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Total Assets Name Obj ($Mlns) NAV PIMCO TotRetIs CI 157,531 11.29 Vanguard TotStIdx LB 67,292 33.48 Vanguard InstIdxI LB 62,536 123.52 Fidelity Contra LG 56,819 74.16 American Funds CapIncBuA x IH 54,842 50.30 Vanguard 500Adml LB 54,161 124.33 American Funds GrthAmA m LG 53,417 31.02 American Funds IncAmerA x MA 53,306 17.06 Vanguard TotStIAdm LB 52,965 33.49 American Funds CpWldGrIA x WS 43,069 33.04 American Funds InvCoAmA m LB 42,743 28.76 Vanguard InstPlus LB 42,262 123.53 American Funds WAMutInvA x LV 38,121 29.50 FrankTemp-Franklin Income A m CA 37,006 2.12 Fidelity Magellan LG 12,090 68.37 Putnam GrowIncA m LV 3,981 13.35 Putnam MultiCapGrA m LG 2,804 51.69 Janus RsrchT LG 1,300 29.97 Janus WorldwideT d WS 740 40.83 Fidelity Advisor HiIncAdvT m HY 521 9.75

Total Return/Rank 4-wk 12-mo 5-year +0.6 +6.6/B +9.3/A +0.5 +6.8/B -0.2/A +1.1 +8.5/A -0.4/B +0.3 +10.1/A +2.5/A +1.0 +3.5/A +0.2/D +1.1 +8.5/A -0.4/B -0.1 +2.8/D -1.1/D +1.0 +5.4/A +1.1/C +0.5 +6.9/B -0.1/A +0.2 -4.9/C -2.2/B +1.5 +5.4/C -1.2/C +1.1 +8.5/A -0.4/B +1.1 +8.5/A -0.8/A +1.0 +2.5/D +2.3/D +0.2 -1.7/E -4.0/E +0.6 +0.8/D -4.7/D -1.6 +1.4/D -0.9/D -1.0 +2.0/D +1.0/C -1.0 -9.6/D -5.8/E -1.2 +2.1/E +4.4/E

Pct Min Init Load Invt NL 1,000,000 NL 3,000 NL 5,000,000 NL 2,500 5.75 250 NL 10,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 10,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL200,000,000 5.75 250 4.25 1,000 NL 2,500 5.75 500 5.75 500 NL 2,500 NL 2,500 4.00 2,500

CA -Conservative Allocation, CI -Intermediate-Term Bond, ES -Europe Stock, FB -Foreign Large Blend, FG -Foreign LargeGrowth, FV -Foreign Large Value, IH -World Allocation, LB -Large Blend, LG -Large Growth, LV -Large Value, MA -Moderate Allocation, MB -Mid-Cap Blend, MV Mid-Cap Value, SH -Specialty-heath, WS -World Stock, Total Return: Chng in NAV with dividends reinvested. Rank: How fund performed vs. others with same objective: A is in top 20%, E in bottom 20%. Min Init Invt: Minimum $ needed to invest in fund. Source: Morningstar.





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Top Mold: Cladosporium Source: Regional Air Pollution Control Agency

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REGIONAL ALMANAC Temperature High Yesterday .............................89 at 1:59 p.m. Low Yesterday..............................66 at 5:02 a.m. Normal High .....................................................81 Normal Low ......................................................61 Record High ........................................96 in 1913 Record Low.........................................42 in 1908

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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Sunday, June 17, the 169th day of 2012. There are 197 days left in the year. This is Father’s Day. Today’s Highlight: On June 17, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon’s eventual downfall began with the arrest of five burglars inside Democratic national headquarters in Washington, D.C.’s Watergate complex. On this date: In 1775, the Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill resulted

in a costly victory for the British, who suffered heavy losses. In 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor aboard the French ship Isere. In 1930, President Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, which boosted U.S. tariffs to historically high levels, prompting foreign retaliation. In 1940, France asked Germany for terms of surrender in World War II. In 1942, the U.S. Army began publishing “Yank, the

Army Weekly,” featuring the debut of the cartoon character G.I. Joe. In 1971, the United States and Japan signed a treaty under which Okinawa would revert from American to Japanese control the following year, with the U.S. allowed to maintain military bases there. In 1992, President George H.W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed a breakthrough arms-reduction agreement.

U.N. observers in Syria suspend patrols (AP) — U.N. BEIRUT observers suspended their patrols in Syria on Saturday due to a recent spike in violence, the strongest sign yet that an international peace plan was unraveling despite months of diplomatic efforts to prevent the country from plunging into civil war. The U.N. observers have been the only working part of a peace plan brokered by international envoy Kofi Annan, which the international community sees as its only hope to stop the bloodshed. The plan called for the foreign monitors to monitor compliance with a cease-fire taking effect on April 12, but they have become the most independent witnesses to the carnage on both sides as government and rebel forces have largely ignored the truce. Maj. Gen. Robert Mood, the U.N. mission chief, said intensifying clashes over the past 10 days were “posing significant risks” to the 300 unarmed observers spread out across the country, and impeding their ability to carry out their mandate. The observers will not leave the country but will remain in place and cease patrols, Mood said in a taped statement, adding the suspension would be reviewed on a daily basis. Teams have been stationed in some of Syria’s most dangerous cities, including Homs


U.N. observers welcome their comrades upon their return from alHaffa, in northern Syria, to Damascus, Syria on Saturday. U.N. observers in Syria suspended their activities and patrols Saturday because of escalating violence in the country, the head of the mission said, the strongest sign yet that an international peace plan for Syria is disintegrating. and Hama. “The lack of willingness by the parties to seek a peaceful transition, and the push towards advancing military positions is increasing the losses on both sides,” Mood said. The decision came after weeks of escalating attacks, including reports of several mass killings that have left dozens dead. The U.S. reiterated its call for the Assad regime to comply with

the plan, “including the full implementation of a cease-fire.” Underscoring the dangers, activists reported at least 50 people killed in clashes and shelling in several Syrian cities. The peace plan’s near-collapse has increased pressure on the international community, including President Bashar Assad’s staunch allies Russia and China, to find another solution. But there has been little appetite for the

type of military intervention that helped oust Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi, and several rounds of sanctions have failed to stop the bloodshed. Najib Ghadbian of the main Syrian opposition group, the Syrian National Council, said the concerns expressed by the U.N. mission could pressure Russia to allow more censure of Assad’s regime. “They are really under pressure to say ‘OK, what’s next?’” he said. Are they going to continue to sabotage other ideas to protect civilians in Syria?” Despite fears that violence could significantly worsen without U.N. monitors on the ground, activist Rami Abdul-Rahman of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said their numbers were too small, and the conflict too large, for them to have any use. “A lot of crimes happened in Syria, and they couldn’t do anything,” he said. “The situation can’t get worse than this: are we afraid that it’s a civil war? Well it is a civil war.” The Syrian government, meanwhile, said it had informed Mood it understood the U.N. observers’ decision and blamed rebels for the escalation in fighting. “Armed terrorist groups have conducted, since the signing of the Annan plan, an increase in crimi-

nal operations that have targeted, many times, the observers, and threatened their lives,” the Syrian foreign ministry said in a statement. Damascus frequently refers to rebels as “terrorists” instead of Syrians seeking reforms. The opposition, for its part, has blamed the regime for the attacks near the observers. Last week, a U.N. convoy was blocked and attacked with stones, metal rods and gunfire by an angry crowd as it was trying to head to the town of Haffa in the coastal Latakia region, where troops had been battling rebels for a week. The observers only managed to enter once government troops had seized the area back from the rebels. On May 15, a roadside bomb damaged the observers’ vehicles shortly after they met with Syrian rebels in the northern town of Khan Sheikoun. A week earlier, a roadside bomb struck a Syrian military truck in the south of the country just seconds after Mood drove by in a convoy. National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said the Obama administration was now consulting with allies about “next steps toward a Syrian-led political transition” in compliance with the U.N. resolutions setting up the peace plan. He didn’t give further details.

Anxiety, not celebration, as Egypt elects president CAIRO (AP) — Faced with a choice between Hosni Mubarak’s ex-prime minister and an Islamist candidate, Egyptians entered their latest round of elections in an atmosphere of suspicion, resignation and worry, voting in a presidential runoff that will mean the difference between installing a remnant of the old regime and bringing more Islam into government. The race between Ahmed Shafiq, a career air force officer like Mubarak, and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi, a U.S.-trained engineer, has

deeply divided the country, 16 months after a stunning uprising by millions forced the authoritarian Mubarak to step down after 29 years in office. The two-day vote is taking place under the shadow of political dramas over the past week that effectively mean the military generals who took power after Mubarak’s ouster will continue to rule despite promises to hand over authority to the elected president by July 1. The generals took over legislative powers after Egypt’s highest court on Thursday ordered the dissolution of the parlia-

ment elected just six months ago, and the military made a de facto declaration of martial law. Using diplomatic language to convey Washington’s concern about the latest development in longtime ally Egypt, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta underlined to Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, Egypt’s military ruler, “the need to ensure a full and peaceful transition to democracy.” In their phone call Friday, Tantawi, who was Mubarak’s defense minister of 20 years, confirmed

the military’s intention to transfer power to a democratically elected government by July 1, according to the U.S. Defense Department. On Saturday, few voters showed the sense of celebration visible in previous votes. The prevailing mood was one of deep anxiety over the future whether bitterness that their “revolution” had stalled, fears that whoever wins protests will erupt, or deep suspicion that the political system was being manipulated. Moreover, there was a sense of voting fatigue. Egyptians have gone to the

polls multiple times since Mubarak’s fall on Feb. 11, 2011, a referendum early last year, then three months of multi-round parliamentary elections that began in November, and the first round of presidential elections last month. “People are depressed, no one is happy after we returned to square one,” Abu Bakr Said, a lawyer and a Morsi supporter, said referring to Thursday’s court ruling, which wiped out the only elected body in the country. “We have no confidence now in any election and I know that a second revolu-

tion is coming,” he said as he waited in line outside a Cairo polling center. Some said they were voting against a candidate as much as for a favorite. Anti-Shafiq voters said they wanted to stop a figure they fear will perpetuate Mubarak’s regime anti-Morsi voters feared he would hand the country over to Brotherhood domination to turn it into an Islamic state. With the fear of new authoritarianism in the future, some said they were choosing whoever they believed would be easiest to eventually force out.


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Muscle cars often the pride and joy of owners put a price on restoration. Very often, they request for their vehicles to be restored beyond their original condition. ason Tillman has “For someone to bring it heard that his 1970 Dodge Super Bee — to me, it’s obviously their one of only seven coupes pride and joy. So it’s my painted the panther pink pride and joy,” Ison said. color in the U.S. — could At any one time, the shop be worth six figures. But is working on about 50-60 cars. he wouldn’t dream of Located in Covington at selling it. 2300 Mote Drive, D&D “There’s no value on it. Classic restores classic It’s so sentimental to me cars, often revamping that it makes no differthem past their prime. ence,” he said. “My dad One such notable car is and I redid it before he an Isotta Fraschini Milano passed away in 1993.” Tipo 8, which was a topTillman then fixed it up class car for its time. again five or six years “It was obvious you later, painting it the same weren’t an obvious guy eye-catching pink color. driving it,” Ison said. Today the car is decked The automobile at D&D out with a pink panther in Classic is one of one two the front seat and a colTroy resident Jason Tillman polishes his 1970 Dodge Superbee Friday. made with the LeBaron lectible car on the dashboard. Appropriately weeks. Owner Mark Macy the part and reproducing enough, the license plate it in the shop or at a facto- works on cars from as far reads PINKBEE. away as L.A., NYC, New ry. Tillman’s father bought D&D Classic sells clas- Mexico and Louisiana. the Super Bee in 1979 He describes his job as sic cars in addition to from a friend in Sidney for “a hobby grown wild” restoring them. Cars for $25. Today, it is one of only stemming from his famisale currently, as advertwo panther pink Super ly’s interest in cars. tised on the website, Bee coupes in the U.S. The same is likely true include a 1932 Ford Sedan whose location is known. of many of his customers. Resto-Rod, 1947 Chevy Tillman’s is a four-speed; “In most instances, the Pick Up and 1950 the other is automatic. cars we’re doing work on Plymouth Super Deluxe Both muscle cars and are cars in the family for a Convertible. vintage antique cars are Macy’s Garage at 4200 long time, 30, 40 or 50 considered invaluable by years. These are cars peoLisa Drive in Tipp City their owners not only ple fell in love with and The Super Bee is shown on the classic car owned by has quite a niche in the because of their rarity in automobile industry, work- kept tucked in the garage Troy resident Jason Tillman. today’s market, but also when they became unsering on only Antique American feature on an Boattail design. Other because the cars are often Triumph Sports Cars from viceable, but then when notable features include a Italian car.” passed down through the the time is right, they 1953 to 1976. For full While some auto parts rumble seat — essentially, generations. restorations, the business want to drive it again.” can be bought through a seat at the back that Mike Ison, head of sales Tillman said he still is booked until April 2013, folds up — and a compart- mail catalogs, the shop and service at D&D though an appointment for has memories of his dad ment for a golf bag, which fabricates some parts by Classic, said the owners of picking him up from drivminor repairs could be Ison said, “was a uniquely having a casting made of classic automobiles can’t made within three to four ing school in the coveted BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer


pink car. Months later, he drove it a few days a week to high school, while his father drove it a couple days. “Everybody knew where I lived because the car was parked out front,” he said. Tillman said he limits his time driving the Super Bee because of its poor gas mileage. He drives it about every other weekend, keeping it parked in his mother’s driveway when it’s not in use. During the winter, he keeps the car parked in the garage. The Super Bee gets lots of attention when he does drive it, and he admits some people do a doubletake when they see a man

• See VALUE on Page B2 Sports cars sit and wait for restoration at Macy’s Garage in Tipp City. The garage owned by Mark Macy only works on Triump Sports Cars from 1953 to 1976. He describes his garage as a ‘hobby gone wild.’ PHOTO PROVIDED



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IT HAPPENED YEARS AGO BY PATRICK D. KENNEDY For the Troy Daily News 25 Years Ago: June 17-30, 1987 • Miami County-The county is in a financial bind and the Miami County Commissioners are trying to determine their next move in order to get out of the monetary maze. Although there is approximately $37,000 in the treasury, for all intents and purposes the county is broke, according to the commissioners. According to a released statement, the combination of less than usual money in the general fund, plus lower than expected tax and court fee revenue has drained the fund. It was emphasized that there was no large expenditures nor mishandling of money, just lower income and regular bills and payroll. The commissioners are considering all alternatives, including an emergency half percent sales tax to generate more income. Tipp City-It isn’t pretty but it is a very busy place. The backboards of the Tipp City Park basketball court are dilapitated and the court itself looks old and worn, but on most nights there is a gathering of young players waiting eagerly to make use of the court, even in the hot and humid weather. Aside from the nice park setting, it is a little unusual that so many young men and women would be so anxious to test their mettle on ‘less than desirable’ equipment. One reason so many participants seem to flock to the area is that the Tipp City High School basketball program has experinced a great measure of success recently and it is thought that perhaps area players want to be challenged by some of the best basketball players in the county. Whatever the case, if you want to play a good game of ‘hoops’ this summer, then the Tipp City Park is the place to be. 50 Years Ago: June 17-30, 1962 • Troy-Dale Francis, wellknown Trojan, was named the new executive editor of the Troy Daily News by publisher

HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY 100 Years Ago: Pleasant Hill-Many improvements in Pleasant Hill are continuing to raise the prospects of this western Miami County village. It has become more than a horsetown, although, Jesse Beery has done much to draw attention the town. Gas boring continues at a good pace just west of town on the Joseph Longnecker farm and the workers are seeing good signs of a positive well. This work is being accomplished through the Pleasant Hill Oil & Gas Co., which was formed through the efforts of the Pleasant Hill Improvement Association. The Association is also the main motivator behind the effort to place a sewer system in the village, which is a great improvement for any community. For entertainment in the community, the Association has been busy setting up weekly band concerts, which would be most enjoyable for all.

R. George Kuser today (June 26th). Francis will take over for George Amick on August 1st who is leaving for a newspaper position in Trenton, New Jersey. Francis, though not a native Trojan, spent most of his growing up years in Troy and attended Forest and Kyle Elementary schools before graduating from Van Cleve High School in 1935. He actually began writing for the Troy Daily News while still in high school but, following those years, held news staff positions in Lima and Dayton. During World War II he was a member of the Air Corps and wrote for their news publication. In addition, he also served on the staff of the 20th Air Force Bomb Rack and the Pacific edition of Stars and Stripes. After the war, Francis continued a stellar writing career, mostly within his Catholic faith, but he also published numerous important articles on the rise of Communism within Cuba, where he and his family lived for two years. These articles were so accurate and detailed that eleven of them were printed in the Congressional Record. He is the author of three books and has been living in Troy again for the past year. We look forward Mr. Francis’ work as the executive editor of the Troy Daily News. 75 Years Ago: June 17-30, 1937 • Troy-On a tip and armed with a search warrant, the Troy police yesterday (June

25th) raided the home of Carl Foster in search of illegal liquor. At first, the police had a troublesome time locating the rumored liquid, but following the search of the whole house they soon began examining the floor of the home and were able to discover the hiding place under some loose boards in the living room closet. Complaints from neighbors about Mr. Foster’s bootleg whiskey business led to the raid. The short meeting before Judge Paul Klapp saw Mr. Foster’s bond set at $200, which was posted, and his trial set for July 6th. 100 Years Ago: June 1730, 1912 • Concord Township-A terrific accident took place on the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad (C.H.& D) early this morning (June 27th) about two miles south of Troy. The accident could have been avoided, but the engineer and conductor of one engine did not follow orders and thus ensued the wreck. By Providence, no lives were lost in the accident. An engine and a caboose combination, which was scheduled to travel to Tippecanoe and pick up a freight train, failed to wait, as ordered, for a double engine train hauling cars laden with coal from Tippecanoe to Troy. Both trains were making their way to their respective destinations at a good rate of speed when the two met at a bend in the line resulting in a

terrific impact that badly damaged all three engines, strewn nine cars of coal all over, twisted several cars and splintered another which was made of wood. The cars of the two trains were piled two and three high across the track in a twisted wreckage. Wrecking crews from Dayton & Springfield efficiently removed most of the wreckage by the afternoon but, in the meantime, traffic was detoured over the Big Four RR to Springfield. 120 Years Ago: June 1730, 1892 • Troy-The baseball game between the high school boys’ ball team and the travelling female team never took place, but a game, if one could call it that, was played between the Indiana, Bloomington & Western Railroad (I.B. & W.) team and the lady’s team. But it was the “rankest fake” of the season and was not even worthwhile. If another travelling nine comes our way we should just let them pass. 200 Years Ago: June 19, 1812 — On this date, the United States of America declared war on Great Britain as a result of several grievances which were not being addressed in the eyes of the government. The war has been remembered as the war of pettiness and bad communication (in some cases just slow), but, for the Nortwest Territory and Miami County, this was an important conflict in that it help solidify this area as U.S. Territory (The British still had a presence in the territory) and opened the region to more settlement (The British were often inciting Native attacks on American settlers and military on the western frontier). The war has often been called the “Second War of Independence” because it stopped several continued British abuses addressed in the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary War, and settled once-and-for-all that the United States of America was a free and independent nation. Miami

County played a part in the War of 1812, not only as a physical part of the western frontier, but also, many regiments for war were raised here. If one visits almost any cemetery of a fair size in this county there are bound to be at least a couple War of 1812 markers. The Piqua Historical Area, commonly referred to as the Johnston Farm, played an important part in the period. John Johnston, as an Indian Agent, was called upon to induce as many Natives as he could to remain peaceful during that time. The Piqua Heritage Festival on Labor Day weekend celebrates that pioneer period at the Johnston farm. Johnston was successful to some measure, but there were still incidents in the region and one of them took place in the summer of 1812 when David Gerrard and Henry and Barbara Dilbone were killed in their farm fields by a couple Natives. Although it was later believed to be the independent acts of two Natives, many in this area saw it as a possible extension of other events. There is a large stone marker on the north side of State Route 36, east of Piqua, which commemorates the ‘Dilbone Massacre.’ The Fort Rowdy gathering in Covington commemorates George Buchanan’s militia and activities during the war and other pioneer events of the period (This year’s gathering is scheduled for October 6th & 7th.). There were at least seven of companies raised in Miami County which, at that time, included the Darke and Shelby County areas. Take time to read about this forgotten conflict and explore some of the above mentioned sites and events, along with many special events throughout the region commemorating the 200th anniversary of this important conflict. Explore your history! Patrick D. Kennedy is archivist at the Troy-Miami County Public Library’s Local History Library, 100 W. Main St., Troy, 335-4082.

London walking tours offer peek at Olympic Park

A sports car sits in Macy’s Garage in Tipp City.

Value ■ CONTINUED FROM B2 driving a bright pink car. But he doesn’t mind, he says. To keep the onlookers to a minimum, he tries to park away from other cars when running errands, though curious passersby commonly take a peek inside. “When I come out of Wal-Mart, it’s like you’ve got to spread apart the people and say, ‘I have to leave,’” he said with a laugh.

He hopes to pass the car down to one of his three kids, though he said there could be a bit of a feud over it. In the meantime, he’s basking in driving the panther pink 1970 Dodge Super Bee, brimming with memories of the past. “I’m hoping to drive it to the 20th high school reunion. It’s part of the family,” Tillman said. “It’s been around for so long. I don’t know what I’d do without it if it was gone.”

Falling boulder risk forces Yosemite closures YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Falling boulders are the single biggest force shaping Yosemite Valley, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the national park system. Now swaths of some popular haunts are closing for good after geologists confirmed that unsuspecting tourists and employees are being lodged in harm’s way. On Thursday, the National Park Service announced that potential danger from the unstable 3,000-foot-tall Glacier Point, a granite promontory that for decades has provided a dramatic backdrop to park events, will leave some of the valley’s most popular lodging areas permanently uninhabitable. “There are no absolutely safe areas in Yosemite Valley,” said Greg Stock, the park’s first staff geologist and the primary author of a new study that assesses the potential risk to people from falling rocks in

the steep-sided valley. The highest risk area is family friendly Curry Village, which was hit by a major rock fall several years ago. A newly delineated “hazard zone” also outlines other areas, including the popular climbing wall El Capitan, where the danger posed by the rock falls is high but risk of injury is low because they aren’t continuously occupied. “Rock falls are common in Yosemite Valley, California, posing substantial hazard and risk to the approximately four million annual visitors to Yosemite National Park,” reads the ominous opening line of the report. The move to close parts of historic Curry Village, a camp of canvas and wooden cabins, comes four years after the equivalent of 570 dump trucks of boulders hit 17 cabins, flattened one and sent schoolchildren scrambling for their lives.

LONDON (AP) — Going to London before the Olympics? You can still share in the excitement and get a peek at Olympic Park on a walking tour through neighborhoods where few tourists ventured before. There’s no access to the sprawling park itself, where they’re working on the finishing touches before the games begin on July 27. Free bus tours that Olympic organizers had offered inside the park ended in May. But you can still get a good glimpse of what awaits the world’s athletes from walkways and perches outside. And with a guide on a walking tour, you’ll get a fuller understanding of how London snagged the games for the East End, how the gritty industrial area was razed and cleaned up, and what will become of the buildings and urban park after the medals are all doled out. The walking tours run daily, cost 9 pounds ($13.90) for adults and last roughly two hours. Come prepared for a leisurely stroll and for a change in the weather. On a gray, drizzling afternoon last month, I joined a group of about 20 on a tour led by the affable Andy Rashleigh, a guide for London Walks, which offers a variety of popular tours around the British capital. Reservations aren’t required; just show up. We met up outside the West Ham subway station, one of the three main routes that most spectators will use to reach the Olympic Park. After a brief introduction and instruction — “Usual rules: Don’t get run over” — he led us to the Jubilee Greenway, a spruced-up bike and walking trail that will funnel the crowds directly to the gates of the park. The elevated pathway built on top of sewage pipes from the 1860s offers glimpses into the neighborhoods below. Of all the tours he leads, the Olympic walk is special to Rashleigh. His grandfather worked in the area’s railyards, his father at the docks and he was born in 1949 in an East End heavily damaged by the bombings of World War II. He later taught school there. “As long as I’ve know it, it’s been one of the poorest areas of the country. It needed something,” he said by telephone later. “There’s a chance — we hope — that it will get a good injection of money and work” from the games. As he ushers the group along, he makes sure we don’t miss the chance to straddle two hemispheres — there’s a sundial in the trail’s pavement marking the Greenwich meridian line that separates the Eastern and Western hemi-

If You Go: LONDON WALKS: Daily tour at 2:15 p.m.; extra tours at 10:45 a.m. on weekends; check online for additional tours. Meet at West Ham Underground station; no reservations needed. No tours during the Olympics and Paralympics. Adults, 9 pounds ($13.90); students and seniors 65 and over, 7 pounds ($10.85); children under 15 with a parent, free. Cash payment to guide. BLUE BADGE TOURS: Daily tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; check online for additional tours. Meet at Bromley-byBow Underground station; online reservations recommended. Tours will be conducted during the Olympics and Paralympics. Adults, 9 pounds ($13.90); students with ID and seniors 65 and over, 7 pounds ($10.85); children under 16, 5 pounds ($7.75). Cash payment to guide. spheres. Or the big stone blocks that he explains were made from the crushed restrooms of businesses that once sat on the Olympic site. We also make a stop alongside one of the tidied-up canals and locks that lace the area. But the real treat along the route is the delightful Victorian Abbey Mills sewage pumping station that sits just off the pathway. Farther along, Rashleigh points out that the plans for the “Cathedral of Sewage” have been etched into the outside wall of the Olympic Park’s own pumping station. A few twists and turns later, we reach a vantage point overlooking the park. We have views of the Olympic Stadium, site of the opening and closing ceremonies, the Aquatics Center with its sloping roof, the landscaped grounds and bits and pieces of other venues across the 500-acre complex. “What is that?” puzzled visitors often ask Rashleigh of a structure that looms over all. It’s the twisted red steel sculpture called the Orbit which stands at 115 meters (377 feet). On top are two observation floors with panoramic views that will be open during the games. Entrance to the park during the two weeks of competition will be restricted to ticket-holders. Tickets for the grounds only are being sold — 10 pounds ($15.45) for adults — but they’ve been quickly snapped up, according to Eden Black, a spokesman for the Olympics organizers.



Sunday, June 17, 2012


Cuts end program helping senior citizens More than 200,000 elderly affected CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn achieved one of his top legislative priorities Thursday, signing a $2.7 billion package of cuts and taxes designed to repair a long-term deficit in the state’s Medicaid program. The Chicago Democrat signed five bills, including a tax increase on cigarettes of $1 per pack and $1.6 billion in Medicaid spending reductions. “One of our most important missions in Springfield this year was to save Medicaid from the brink of collapse,” Gov. Quinn said in a statement. “I applaud the members of our working group and of the General Assembly, who worked together in a bipartisan manner to tackle a grave crisis.” The cuts will mean leaner services for the

state’s 2.7 million Medicaid patients. More than 25,000 working parents will lose state-funded insurance coverage. Opponents of the legislation have said the cuts will decrease access to health services and hurt the poor, elderly and disabled. Illinois is eliminating extras such as regular dental care for adults. Medicaid will no longer cover visits to chiropractors and only people with diabetes can see podiatrists. Eyeglasses will be limited to one pair every two years. Prior state approval will be required for wheelchair repairs, heart bypass surgery and obesity surgery. Patients will be limited to four prescription drugs per month without prior approval. The cuts end a program called Illinois Cares


In this June 1, file photo, dentist Dr. Francis Tham and dental assistant Latasha Johnson attend to Medicaid patient Pamela Scott at the Chicago Family Health Center in Chicago. Rx that helped nearly 200,000 senior citizens with prescription drug costs. Investor-owned hospitals got a new tax break

in the legislation, and nonprofit hospitals, which were in jeopardy of losing valuable property tax exemptions because of an Illinois Supreme Court

ruling, won a broad definition of charity care that will allow them to avoid paying property taxes. Cook County’s health system gained a clear

path to federal matching money in an early Medicaid expansion tied to President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul.

Community replaces flowers taken from center


In this May 30, photo, Grace Carey, 96, talks to 14-month-old Gabriel Thompson while bagging groceries at the Colonial crossing Publix, in Fort Myers, Fla.

At 96, Publix bagger’s future is in store

“The staff at Covington Care Center is amazing! Everyone has been so good to me. If I need skilled nursing again, Covington Care Center is my first choice!” — Bill Frey


In this May 30, 2012 photo, Grace Carey, 96, speaks with customer Bernice Garcia after putting her groceries in the trunk at the Colonial crossing Publix, in Fort Myers, Fla. go out of the house without these (pins).” That may be why people like Helen and Bob Bagley, both in their 80s, are fiercely loyal to that store and seek out Carey whenever they come in, usually for hugs. “If she’s not here, people ask,” said Biff Wilson, a cashier. “She’s like everybody’s mom and grandma around here.” “I have met so many people here,” Carey said. “It’s such a pleasure.” She doesn’t always know those people by name, but she keeps track of them, too. “When I go to bed at night it runs through my mind that I haven’t seen this one or that one in a while,” she said. “And I usually find out they’ve passed on.” Sometimes in the evening she’ll watch a movie on the Hallmark Channel. “They’re old shows, my type,” she said. In fact, the first movie she ever saw was a silent film. “Sure, I get tired” after a day’s work, Carey said. But afterward, she goes home and sits for a while, “and when I catch my breath, I get something to eat.” She drives to work and back in her 1997 Chevy. Carey thinks her longevity is in part

because she got an early start on a Tennessee farm, eating organic food when “green” was simply a color. That and a lifetime of eating very little meat, mostly vegetables. She has outlived her three younger brothers. As the oldest, “I was the boss,” she said, laughing. Carey celebrated her birthday two weeks ago at the store — it fell on a Monday, a work day — with a big cake to share and a little cake to take home. In addition, she had the party at Olive Garden that a former co-worker, Mary Tanner, has for her every year. She shows only the slightest bit of annoyance when she remembers that this birthday prompted her son to take away her lawn mower and her ladder. Why? “He thinks maybe I’ll go up on the roof and sweep off the leaves,” she said conspiratorially. “It’s hard to be good.” Good is in the eye of the beholder, though, and Carey’s definitions are vintage 1916. At this point, “I don’t know a single person I went to school with who is still living,” she said, and shrugged. “And I’ll give out one day. But I’ll keep working as long as they’ll let me.”

that it has to come from someone’s disregard to other people’s property.” The Red Berry Candy Store on Hubbard Road, not far from the center, also had a floral theft — three hanging baskets were taken. Madison Village Police Chief Dawn Shannon said she appreciates all the support they have received from the public and responses from viewers who saw the story and surveillance video on the local news. “My hope is we do catch this person, prosecute them and have Lake County Judge (Michael) Cicconetti give a creative sentencing. That would be a favorable outcome,” Shannon said. “I think this would show people that this will not be tolerated in Madison or any other city.”

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Grace Carey knew when her husband died in 1993 that it was time to go back to work. She was 78. Oh, she could get by on Social Security, but “I just couldn’t stay home” without Frank, the man to whom she had been married for almost 50 years. On a recent afternoon, Carey, now 96, was bagging groceries at the Publix at Colonial Crossing, a job she’s held in the same store for 18 years. She works three days a week, and is merely the second-oldest associate for the chain: A man in Altamonte Springs, also a bagger, is her elder by mere months, said Publix spokeswoman Shannon Patten. In Lee and Collier counties, Publix employs 155 associates 75 or older, said Patten. This isn’t Carey’s first job. She met her husband while working in a sheet metal factory. And in fact her strong work ethic — like many older employees — is a big benefit to those who hire her, said Dr. H. Lee Adkins, a Fort Myers physician certified in geriatrics. Store manager Deanne Smith doesn’t recall Carey ever not getting to the job. At Fort Myers Family Medicine, Adkins sees quite a few patients who work well past retirement age, but admits that, at 96, Carey is “an outlier.” “The two most detrimental aspects of aging are social isolation and a sense of loss of purpose,” he said. Cary found the cure for those irritants by sorting like items in paper or plastic and occasionally pushing a cart out to a customer’s car. On the left collar of her white blouse she wears a rhinestone angel pin. On the right, another pin: “attitude.” “I like to have a good attitude,” she said. “I don’t

(AP) — At this time there are no leads on the “flower basket bandit” but the Madison Village Police Department continues to investigate the theft from the Madison Senior Center. In the meantime, community support has been strong. Residents and several local businesses have donated hanging baskets to replace the ones stolen last week and others have donated many money to replace the flats of flowers that were to be used for a project by senior citizens. Madison Senior Center Director Jessica Edwards said the seniors were able to complete their projects. “It’s been really nice to see the show of community support we have received,” Edwards said. “It’s just sad

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Tourist stop fit for a king Graceland marks 30th year as tourist attraction MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that’s helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers. But Presley’s ex-wife says it’s the spirit of Elvis, and not just music history, that keeps the crowds coming to Graceland. “Every time I go in there, I feel like Elvis is going to come down the stairs any minute,” said Priscilla Presley in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press about the landmark’s anniversary. “I have no doubt that he’s there, somewhere, his spirit. I think people feel that.” The King of Rock’n’Roll died on Aug. 16, 1977, and by the early 1980s, Graceland had become a burden on his estate, which faced high estate and inheritance taxes. Accountants and bankers wanted to sell the home, but Priscilla Presley thought that opening the house to tourists could solve the financial problems while keeping Elvis’ legacy alive. She secured a $500,000 investment and visited other tourist attractions Hearst Castle, Will Rogers’ home, even Disney World for inspiration. Graceland opened for tours on June 7, 1982. “We had no idea whether 30 people were coming, or 300, or 3,000 that first day, Fortunately, it was the latter,” said Jack Soden, CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises, who helped Priscilla Presley with her plan. They sold out all 3,024 tickets on the first day and never looked back. Graceland’s success led to a worldwide merchandising and licensing business that keeps Elvis’ legend strong while generating $32 million a year in revenue. And the flow of tourists has remained steady, with an average of 500,000 annual visitors to the mansion and exhibit area across the street, according to Soden. Visitors come all year, but they peak in August during the annual commemoration of Elvis’ death, which includes a candlelight vigil. Graceland expects to welcome its 18 millionth visitor this year. Graceland’s popularity has also helped turn Memphis into a major music destination. “When Graceland opened, city leaders saw the impact it brought from visitors from all over the world,” said


Above, this Aug. 2010 photo shows tourists viewing the trophy room at Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home in Memphis, Tenn. Graceland opened for tours on June 7, 1982. They sold out all 3,024 tickets on the first day and didn’t look back, forever changing the Memphis tourist landscape while keeping Elvis and his legend alive. Regena Bearden, vice president of marketing for the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau. When Presley died, Beale Street in downtown Memphis, which had been known for the blues since the early 1900s, was in disrepair and shunned by visitors, but today it’s a bustling attraction featuring blues-themed bars, shops and restaurants. Sun Studios, where music producer Sam Phillips worked with Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and others, opened as a tourist attraction in 1985. The studio for Stax Records, known for Otis Redding and others, has been reborn as a slick multimedia museum of the label’s distinctive Memphis soul sound. And “Memphis in May,” a monthlong event that includes a music festival and barbecue contest at a park along the Mississippi River, now attracts tens of thousands of people. Graceland, located about a 20-minute drive from downtown Memphis on a hill in the Whitehaven community, remains focused on Elvis’ life and music. Visitors walk through the house in a line, passing through the living room, dining room, kitchen and the famed Jungle Room, where the King held

gift, and he used it in the right way.” Graceland’s draw has long had a spillover effect on the Memphis economy, with visitors spending money on hotel rooms, dining and other things. In the mid-1980s, travel expenditures in Memphis were estimated at about $1 billion; in 2011, with many more local attractions for tourists to see, travel expenditures exceeded $3 billion, according to the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau. The idea of opening Graceland to the public came to Priscilla Presley after Elvis’ father Vernon died in 1979 and she was thrust into the role of managing the estate. “I realized as it was going on that there really wasn’t any money that could support Graceland or any of the people that worked for Elvis that were still there,” she said. “I had a decision to make to somehow save Graceland.” She initially reached out to Morgan Maxfield, a Kansas City-based financier, but after he died in a plane crash, his business partner, Soden, stepped in. “The one really clear, passionate voice for ‘Don’t let go of Graceland, don’t let go of the artifacts,’ was Priscilla,” Soden said. They met, planned and visited other homesturned-museums, like Thomas Jefferson’s house at Monticello and Thomas Edison’s home. By 1982, they were ready to open, with Priscilla Presley’s idea of keeping everything in the home the same as it was when Elvis was alive still intact. To augment the $500,000 investment, they pre-sold tickets, generating enough money to buy uniforms for the tour guides. The first month was such a success that they made back the half-million dollars in about 38 days, Soden said. The visitors center was built later with exhibits including his favorite cars and the Lisa Marie, his private plane, plus a cafe and gift shops selling Elvis memorabilia, from T-shirts to bobblehead dolls. AP Future plans include This Aug. 2010 photo shows Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home in Memphis, Tenn. $50 million in improvements to Elvis Presley surrounded by stately trees white TV and points out court. Gold records gleam Boulevard and other infrathat he was married on and landscaping that on the wall of a long hallstructure near Graceland. way. His Army uniform and includes colored lights illu- Jan. 8, Elvis’ birthday. “I’m blown away by the Dow bought a replica minating the mansion at outfits he wore in movies mere fact that it’s 30 Elvis driver’s license and a years,” Priscilla Presley and concerts are displayed night. Recent visitors included shot glass to take home in another room. said. “It’s been incredible with him. He says the per- to see that the legacy of Orlis Dow, 77, who drove Outside, tourists some manence of Graceland’s with two friends to crying file past the graves Elvis is still going strong. of Elvis, his mother, father Memphis in a motor home popularity is a tribute to We wouldn’t have imagand grandmother. The bur- from Mineral Wells, Texas. the performer’s talent and ined that when it was ial site, adorned with flow- Dow says he liked Elvis he ability to connect with fans. opened in 1982. Elvis is as “It’s just a phenomerecalls watching the young ers, includes a fountain. popular now as he was singer on a small black and non,” Dow said. “He had a then, if not even more.” The 11-acre property is

Chicago: 5 free things from lake to Miracle Mile CHICAGO (AP) — It may be known as the Windy City, but cash need not go flying from your pockets when you visit Chicago. From the shores of Lake Michigan to the sidewalks along the Magnificent Mile, you can find outdoor family fun along with history and culture without spending a cent. Here are five free things to do. THE MILE A walk along the Magnificent Mile is a great, free way to take in Chicago’s history and architecture. Start at the bridge over the Chicago River on Michigan Avenue and walk 13 blocks north to Oak Street. Check out the historic bridge towers and take in the view of two of Chicago’s most famous skyscrapers, the Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower. Dozens of stones from around the world are embedded in the Tribune Tower, from places ranging from the

Alamo to Egypt’s Great Pyramid to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The Chicago Water Tower, near the northern end of the Magnificent Mile, now serves as a city visitor’s center, but it’s also a historic landmark as one of the few buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The mile is also home to 460 stores (some of the ritziest in the country), 275 restaurants, 23,000 hotel rooms in 60 hotels and five museums. THE PIER Chicago’s nearly century-old Navy Pier has transformed from a military training facility to a destination for 8.6 million visitors a year. The stretch of pier that juts into Lake Michigan features shopping, dining, theater and is the departure point for boat rides and cruises. The pier is home to the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre,

Chicago Children’s Museum, an IMAX movie theater and a 150foot tall Ferris wheel. Navy Pier is also tourist central for Chicago, with bicycle rentals for lake parks and paths; a carousel and Segway tours; boutiques, carts and stores filled with souvenirs; and dining at popular chain restaurants as well as local favorites. THE PARKS Chicagoans consider Grant Park and Millennium Park the city’s front yard. The parks comprise hundreds of acres along southern Michigan Avenue filled with gardens, public art and views of the city and Lake Michigan. Grant Park is home to the iconic Buckingham Fountain and hosts summer food and music festivals. It offers easy access to The Art Institute of Chicago, Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum

and the Shedd Aquarium. Most afternoons Millennium Park is filled with children splashing at Crown Fountain or tourists snapping pictures of “Cloud Gate” the reflective, shiny statue more widely known as “The Bean.” Crowds gather under the crisscrossed canopy at Pritzker Pavilion on summer evenings to hear music and in winter for an ice rink. THE LAKEFRONT Looking to swim, bicycle, run, rollerblade, play volleyball or go sailing? Head to Chicago’s Lake Michigan shoreline. The Chicago Park District maintains 26 miles of lakefront property. Beaches are free, open late May to early September, with lifeguards on duty 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Among the most popular of Chicago’s nearly two dozen beaches are Oak Street Beach and Ohio

Street Beach near downtown. Ten harbors also dot the Lake Michigan coast in Chicago with accommodations for about 6,000 boats. Cyclists, runners and rollerbladers will appreciate the Lakefront Trail, which runs paved for 18 miles from Hollywood Avenue on the North Side to 71st Street on the South Side. The trail offers parks, beaches, gardens and statues. THE ZOO Families flock to the 49-acre Lincoln Park Zoo a few miles north of downtown Chicago. It’s one of just a handful of free zoos in the country, home to 200 species, from outdoor exhibits of tigers, monkeys and sea lions, to indoor pavilions for birds, penguins and reptiles. There’s also a children’s zoo and an African-themed section with dwarf crocodiles, pygmy hippos, meerkats and warthogs.


Sunday, June 17, 2012 • B5


Back on the hill Moore on Country Concert lineup for the fourth consecutive year STORY AND PHOTOS BY JIM DAVIS Staff Writer

… and I’m also a big fan of their music,” he said. “I say every night on stage that if I wasn’t playing, I would have bought a ticket, and that’s the truth. I’ve always been a huge music fan. It doesn’t change just because I play music for a living.” The fact that he’s a music fan himself might explain why he has such a rapport with his own fans — who Moore said have stuck by him from the beginning. “We’ve been really fortunate. We really have,” he said. “I’m not sure that we’re ever going to be an act that has five or six No. 1’s in a row. But I know one thing, we’re always going to have fans show up when we play a show, which is as important to me as the hits. It’s been great. We’ve been really fortunate to have fans that have been there from the get-go and continue to come out and spend money they don’t have to see us play night after night.” Although Moore’s latest single — “Til My Last Day” — is still getting spins on country radio, he said he’s already working on his third album on the Valory Music label — an imprint of Big Machine Records. “We’re in the very early stages of working on the next album,” Moore said. “I’m a fan of people who don’t cut the same album over and over, and I think my second album is quite a bit different than the first album. We’re trying to do the same thing — make it different — with this next album.” He said his recent success

affords him the opportunity to be more selective on upcoming projects. “This business and your success is based on great songs, and if we can add listening to a lot of other songwriters’ songs into the fold, that makes it easier,” he said. “Half the album may be songs that I didn’t write, but at least I’m going to be going into the process with that mind set. “I’ve written a lot of songs, and I’m going to write a lot more. And for the first time I’m listening to more songs than I have in the past. ‘If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away’ proved to me how good these songwriters in Nashville are … so I’m going to listen to more (outside) songs than I have in the past,” he continued. “I’m fortunate that I’ve had enough hit records that I feel like now I can get some really good songs. Before, nobody knew who I was … and people weren’t going to give me their ‘good’ songs.” “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” changed all of that. “(It) was kind of a fluke. I thought, ‘I have to cut this song,’ and it obviously was a good song for us,” he said. “But because things like that happen, I’m going to listen more.” And it’s a safe bet Moore’s fans will, too. • For more information about Justin Moore, visit his website at artist/Justin_Moore For more information about the upcoming Country Concert, go to

hings just keep getting better and better for Justin Moore. The 28-year-old country singer/songwriter has a pair of successful albums under his belt, he’s headlining at music venues across the country, and he’s getting ready for a fall tour with one of his closest buddies, Eric Church. And when he rolls into Fort Loramie July 5 for the annual Country Concert at Hickory Hill Lakes, the country singer said he is looking forward to his latest “upgrade.” He’ll be playing at night this year. “We’re looking forward to playing in the dark for the first time up there, so it should be fun,” he said Thursday during a phone interview from his home in Arkansas. “We’ve been able to be out on a lot of tours, but there’s something about these festivals. They’re just a big party.” Now in his fourth year on the Country Concert lineup, Moore has graduated, in a sense, from his 2009 C.C. debut under the saloon tent near the entrance to the main stage. He said he’s excited about returning to a festival that has a way of making performers feel welcome when they come to town. “We’ve been fortunate to get to do (this show) four straight years and it’s always a blast,” he said. “We’ve played so many fairs and festivals, but this is a good one. We’ve really enjoyed this one — not only because the fans are great, but the people running it are great, too.” With a devoted fan base and a handful of hits to his credit, Moore has had a hand in making the festival a success by performing hits that range from his No. 1 debut “Small Town U.S.A.” and “Backwoods” to “Bait a Hook” and the chart-topping “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away.” He said he’s looking forward to seeing some of the other stars slated to play in Fort Loramie, Justin Moore, right, and guitarist Roger Coleman jam during a too. “I’m friends with a lot of them 2010 performance at the Darke County Fair.


Review: Sandler sires lame kid in ‘That’s My Boy’ To say Adam Sandler’s new movie isn’t as bad as his last is like saying your typical dental filling isn’t as bad as a root canal. Neither will kill you, and with today’s anesthesia, they may not hurt that much. But there’s no way you want to be in that reclining chair, with sharp metal objects shoved in your mouth. So why do we keep renting those comfy, stadium-seating cinema chairs and letting Sandler shovel something else down our throats? “That’s My Boy” is hardly Sandler’s worst, and next to last year’s abysmal “Jack and Jill,” his latest one looks almost inspired. Yet this father-son story is just more of the same gross, lazy comedy that Sandler’s been doing for years, the repetitiveness evident in his generally declining box-office receipts. Sandler’s audience is outgrowing his movies, even if he isn’t. The idea behind the movie isn’t half bad and provides some parallels to Sandler, a guy who’s made a career out of stunted adolescence. In this one, he plays a middle-aged loser who was in his early teens when he knocked up his seventhgrade teacher and has been the world’s most infantile dad to his boy ever since. You know the formula: Sandler’s Donny Berger has to grow up in some fashion by the end of “That’s My Boy,” while his estranged son, Todd (Andy Samberg), must come to appreciate the unique upbring-

FILM REVIEW tress teacher. Genially playing a variation of himself, Vanilla Ice is kind of funny as an old pal of Donny. James Caan must have too much time on his hands, though, popping up for some strained scenes as a boxer-turned priest. And if you bother to cast Tony Orlando in something more than a bit part, why not go the extra mile and work in the singer’s old backup group, Dawn? Sandler could have found a way to weave them into Donny’s fan club. Almost everyone he encounters loves Donny, but those are actors getting paid for it. The audience of “That’s My Boy” is paying them and paying Sandler his millions money better spent on whatever dental AP work you’ve been putting off. This film image released by Columbia Pictures shows Adam Sandler, left, and Andy Samberg in a “That’s My Boy,” released by scene from “That’s My Boy.” Sony’s Columbia Pictures, is rated R ing received at the hands of his sillier at what he’s doing. far too many times. More than once for crude sexual content throughout, dad, even if Donny didn’t so much With some thought and effort, is too many times, given the mum- nudity, pervasive language and some drug use. Running time: 116 minrear him as rear-end him. “That’s My Boy” could be much fun- bling voice Sandler adopts for utes. One and a half stars out of four. Now a neurotic but somehow nier, while still retaining all the Donny. At one point, he imitates successful Wall Streeter, Todd is gross-out gags and idiocy that “Fantasy Island” co-star Herve preparing to marry his dream girl Sandler loves. Sandler, 45, could Villechaize shouting “Da plane! Da (Leighton Meester) when Donny have grown up a bit along with plane!” It’s actually less annoying barges back into his life, scheming Donny, a good career direction if he than Donny’s everyday voice. to fix his own financial problems hopes to keep this crap up as he Bearing some physical resemand reconnect with the son he has- nears AARP eligibility age. blance to Sandler, Samberg is well SCHEDULE SUNDAY 6/17 ONLY n’t seen in more than a decade. Sandler, also a producer on the cast as Donny’s son, and he plays THAT’S MY BOY (R) PROMETHEUS 11:25 2:10 4:55 7:45 10:35 2-D ONLY (R) 3:15 9:40 From this premise, we get vomit movie, as well as director Sean the straight man well enough for his ROCK OF AGES (PG-13) MADAGASCAR 3: jokes, strip-club routines, fecal Anders and screenwriter David “Saturday Night Live” predecessor. 12:25 3:40 7:00 10:00 EUROPE’S MOST PROMETHEUS WANTED 2-D ONLY (PG) humor, and gags about masturbaCaspe stay on the really stupid end Other casting choices range 3-D ONLY (R) 11:50 6:40 11:15 1:40 4:05 6:30 9:00 MADAGASCAR 3: SNOW WHITE AND THE tion, including with pictures of old of stupid, though. from clever to weird. Susan EUROPE’S MOST HUNTSMAN (PG-13) women. In short, we get Sandler, As Donny, Sandler clunks people Sarandon and real-life daughter WANTED 3-D ONLY (PG) 12:00 3:30 6:50 9:50 12:10 2:40 5:05 7:30 10:10 MARVEL’S doing what he always does, with on the head with booze bottles, Eva Amurri Martino make a spitMEN IN BLACK III THE AVENGERS 2-D ONLY (PG-13) 2-D ONLY (PG-13) whatever edge he once had contin- flaunts his outrageous erections in ting-image duo as the older and 11:35 2:15 5:15 7:55 10:40 12:35 3:50 7:10 10:20 uing to erode as he ages and looks people’s faces and shouts “Wazzup?” younger versions of Donny’s seduc2293099

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DATES TO REMEMBER TODAY • DivorceCare seminar and support group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at Piqua Assembly of God Church, 8440 King Arthur Drive, Piqua. Child care provided through the sixthgrade. • COSA, an anonymous 12step recovery program for friends and family members whose lives have been affected by another person’s compulsive sexual behavior, will meet in the evening in Tipp City. For more information, call 4632001. • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminter Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion meeting is open. • AA, Troy Trinity Group meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. • AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. • AA, Living Sober meeting, open to all who have an interest in a sober lifestyle, 7:30 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. • Narcotics Anonymous, Winner’s Group, will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. Open discussion . • Narcotics Anonymous, Poison Free, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 202 W. Fourth St., third floor, Greenville. • Narcotics Anonymous, Never Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 212 N. Main St., Sidney • Teen Talk, where teens share their everyday issues through communication, will meet at 6 p.m. at the Troy View Church of God, 1879 Staunton Road, Troy. • Singles Night at The Avenue will be from 6-10 p.m. at the Main Campus Avenue, Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. Each week, cards, noncompetitive volleyball, free line dances and free ballroom dance lessons. Child care for children birth through fifth grade is offered from 5:45-7:45 p.m. each night in the Main Campus building. For more information, call 6671069, Ext. 21. • A Spin-In group, practicing the art of making yarn on a spinning wheel, meets from 2-4 p.m. at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358.

how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. • Mind Over Weight Total Fitness, 6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin St., Troy. Other days and times available. For more information, call 339-2699. • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. New members welcome. For more information, call 3359721. • Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at the Tin Roof restaurant. Guests welcome. For more information, call 478-1401. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 and meeting at 5:30 p.m. • Parenting Education Groups will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Learn new and ageappropriate ways to parent children. Call 339-6761 for more information. There is no charge for this program. • Narcotics Anonymous, Hug A Miracle, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy, use back door. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Sanctuary, for women who have been affected by sexual abuse, location not made public. Must currently be in therapy. For more information, call Amy Johns at 667-1069, Ext. 430 • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For more information, call 236-2273. • Pilates for Beginners, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • NAMI, a support group for family members who have a family member who is mentally ill, will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Stouder Center, Suite 4000, Troy. Call 335-3365 or 3395393 for more information. • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus. • Al-Anon, “The Language of Letting Go, Women’s AlAnon,” will be at 6:45 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, Franklin and Walnut streets, Troy. Women dealing with an addiction issue of any kind in a friend or family member are invited.

TUESDAY MONDAY • Christian 12 step meetings, “Walking in Freedom,” are offered at 7 p.m. at Open Arms Church, 4075 Tipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • Zumba $5 sessions will be offered at 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln Community Cnter, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • AA, Big Book discussion meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. The discussion is open to the public. • AA, Green & Growing will meet at 8 p.m. The closed discussion meeting (attendees must have a desire to stop drinking) will be at Troy View Church of God, 1879 Old Staunton Road, Troy. • AA, There Is A Solution Group will meet at 8 p.m. in Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, County Road 25-A, Ginghamsburg. The discussion group is closed (participants must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, West Milton open discussion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, rear entrance, 1209 S. Miami St. Non-smoking, handicap accessible. • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion meeting is open. A beginner’s meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. • Alternatives: Anger/Rage Control Group for adult males, 7-9 p.m., Miami County Shelter, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings,

• Deep water aerobics will be offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 3352715 or visit for more information and programs. • Hospice of Miami County “Growing Through Grief” meetings are at 11 a.m. on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, and 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays and are designed to provide a safe and supportive environment for the expression of thoughts and feelings associated with the grief process. All sessions are available to the community and at the Hospice Generations of Life Center, 550 Summit Ave., second floor, Troy, with light refreshments provided. No reservations are required. For more information, call Susan Cottrell at Hospice of Miami County, 335-5191. • A daytime grief support group meets on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the Generations of Life Center, second floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The support group is open to any grieving adults in the greater Miami County area and there is no participation fee. Sessions are facilitated by trained bereavement staff. Call 573-2100 for details or visit the website at • A children’s support group for any grieving children ages 6-11 years in the greater Miami County area will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Generations of Life Center, second floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. There is no participation fee. Sessions are facilitated by trained bereavement staff and volunteers. Crafts, sharing time and other grief support activities are preceded by a light meal. • Quilting and crafts is offered from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First St., Tipp City. Call 6678865 for more information. • The Concord Township

Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. at the township building, 2678 W. State Route 718. • The Blue Star Mothers of America meet from 7-9 p.m. at the Miami County Red Cross, 1314 Barnhart Road, Troy. Meetings are open to any mother of a member of the military, guard or reserve or mothers of veterans. For more information, e-mail at SpiritofFreedomOH1@yahoo.c om or by call (937) 307-9219. • A support group for people affected by breast cancer meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Sponsored by the UVMC Cancer Care Center, the group’s mission is to empower women to cope with the day-to-day realities of cancer before, during and after treatment. The support group meets at the Farmhouse, located on the UVMC/Upper Valley Medical Center campus, 3130 N. Dixie Highway, Troy. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m., the meeting, 7-8:15 p.m. Contact Chris Watercutter at 440-4638 or 492-1033, or Robin Supinger at 440-4820 for more information. • The Miami Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene Street United Methodist Church, 415 W. Greene St., Piqua. All men interested in singing are welcome and visitors always are welcome. For more information, call 778-1586 or visit the group’s Web site at • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at Richards Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., Troy. Video/small group class designed to help separated or divorced people. For more information, call 3358814. • AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 p.m., Dettmer’s Daniel Dining Room. • AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • AA, The Best Is Yet To Come Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, Tipp City Group, Zion Lutheran Church, Main and Third streets at 8 p.m. This is a closed discussion (participants must have a desire to stop drinking). • Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Sidney Group, Presbyterian Church, corner North and Miami streets, Sidney. • AA, 7 p.m. at Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Open discussion. • An Intermediate Pilates class will be from 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 6678631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Women’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, Just For Tuesday, will meet at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. This is an open discussion. • Narcotics Anonymous, Unity Group, 7 p.m., Freedom Life Ministries Church, 9101 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Open discussion. • Public bingo, license No. 0105-28, will begin with early birds at 7 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 833, 17 W. Franklin St., Troy. Use the Cherry Street entrance. Doors open at 5 p.m. Instant tickets also will be available. • Public bingo — paper and computer — will be offered by the Tipp City Lumber Baseball organization from 7-10 p.m. at the West Milton Eagles, 2270 S. Miami St., West Milton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and concessions will be available. Proceeds will benefit the sponsorship of five Little League baseball teams. For more information, call 5439959. • DivorceCare will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Nazarene, State Route 55 and Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is open to men and women. For more information, call Patty at 440-1269 or Debbie at 335-8397. • Christian 12-Step, 7-8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus.

WEDNESDAY • Skyview Wesleyan Church, 6995 Peters Road, Tipp City, will offer a free dinner at 6:15 p.m. Bible study will begin at 7 p.m. • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • The “Sit and Knit” group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358. • Grandma’s Kitchen, a homecooked meal prepared by volunteers, is offered every Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. in the activity center of Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton, one block west of State Route 48. The meal, which includes a main course, salad, dessert and drink, is $6 per person, or $3 for a children’s meal. The meal is not provided on the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s. • An Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is for anyone dealing with dementia of a loved one. For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at (937) 291-3332. • The Dayton Area ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Support Group will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Charleston Church of the Brethren, 7390 State Route 202 (3 miles north of I70). Bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages will be provided. For more information, call (866) 273-2572. • The Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at the Troy Country Club, 1830 Peters Road, Troy. Non-members of Kiwanis are invited to come meet friends and have lunch. For more information, contact Bobby Phillips, vice president, at 335-6989. • Retirees of the Local 128 UAW will meet at 11:30 a.m. for a hot lunch and short meeting at the Troy Senior Citizens Center, 134 N. Market St., Troy. • The Troy American Legion Post No. 43 euchre parties will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 339-1564. • AA, Pioneer Group open discussion will meet at 9:30 a.m. Enter down the basement steps on the north side of The United Church Of Christ on North Pearl Street in Covington. The group also meets at 8:30 p.m. Monday night and is wheelchair accessible. • AA, Serenity Island Group will meet at 8 p.m. in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion is open. • AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 p.m. for closed discussion, Step and Tradition meeting, in the 12 Step Room, Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Use the alley entrance, upstairs. • Al-Anon, Trinity Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Men’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 3396761 for more information. • A Domestic Violence Support Group for Women will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16. E. Franklin St., Troy. Support for battered women who want to break free from partner violence is offered. There is no charge for the program. For more information, call 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Children’s Creative Play Group will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. School-age children will learn appropriate social interactions and free expression through unique play therapy. There is no charge for this program. More information

is available by calling 3396761. • Narcotics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Spirit of Recovery, Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 9100 N. Main St., State Route 48, between Meijer and Samaritan North. For other meetings or information, call 252-6766 or (800) 589-6262, or visit the website at • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 236-2273. • A Pilates Beginners group matwork class will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 6678631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Safe People, 7-8:30 p.m., Ginghamsburg Church, SC/DC 104. Find guidance for making safe choices in relationships, from friendships to co-workers, family or romance. Learn to identify nurturing people as well as those who should be avoided. Call Roberta Bogle at 667-4678 for more information. • Boundaries, 7-8:30 p.m., Ginghamsburg Church, ARK 200. A 12-week video series using Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. Offers practical help and encouragement to all who seek a healthy, balanced life and practice in being able to say no. For more information, call Linda Richards at 6674678. • The Temple of Praise Ministries will serve hot lunches from noon to 2 p.m. at 235 S. Third St., Tipp City. • A free employment networking group will be offered from 8-9 a.m. each Wednesday at Job and Family Services, 2040 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. The group will offer tools to tap into unadvertised jobs, assistance to improve personal presentation skills and resume writing. For more information, call Steven Kiefer at 570-2688 or Justin Sommer at 440-3465.

THURSDAY • Deep water aerobics will be offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • The Generations of Life Center of Hospice of Miami County will offer a 6 p.m. supper at local restaurants on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The locations vary, so those interested parties can call the office at 573-2100 for details. This is a social event for grieving adults who do not wish to dine out alone. Attendees order from the menu. • An open parent-support group will be at 7 p.m. at Corinn’s Way Inc., 306 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Parents are invited to attend the Corinn’s Way Inc. parent support group from 78:30 p.m. each Thursday. The meetings are open discussion. • Tipp City Seniors gather to play cards prior to lunch every Thursday at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. At noon will be a carry-in lunch and participants should bring a covered dish and table service. On the third Thursday, Senior Independence offers blood pressure and blood sugar testing before lunch. For more information, call 667-8865. • Best is Yet to Come open AA meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, Tri-City Group meeting will take place 8:30-9:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the former Dettmer Hospital. The lead meeting is open. For more information, call 335-9079. • AA, Spirituality Group will meet at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Troy. The discussion is open. • Health Partners Free Clinic will offer a free clinic on Thursday night at the clinic, 1300 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Registration will be from 5:30-7 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The clinic does not accept medical emergencies, but can refer patients to other doctors and can prescribe medication. Call 332-0894 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, NAIOU, 7:30 p.m., Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Preschool story hours will be from 10-11 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library, 138 E. Main St., Bradford.

• Weight Watchers, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Tipp City. For more information, call 552-7082.

FRIDAY • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • A “Late Night Knit” meeting will be from 7-10 p.m. at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358. • AA, Troy Friday Morning Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m. in the Salvation Army, 129 South Wayne St., Piqua. Use parking lot entrance, held in gym. • Narcotics Anonymous, Clean and Free, 8 p.m., Dettmer Hospital, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Open discussion. Fellowship from 7-8 p.m. • A Pilates Intermediate group matwork class will be held from 9-10 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 6678631 or Celeste at 667-2441. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • A singles dance is offered every Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Christopher Club, Dixie Highway, Kettering, sponsored by Group Interaction. The dance is $6. For more information, call 640-3015 or visit • Christian Worship Center, 3537 S. Elm Tree Road, Christiansburg, hosts a Friday Night Bluegrass Jam beginning at 7 p.m. each Friday. Homemade meals are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Participants may bring instruments and join in. A small donation is requested at the door. For more information or directions, call 857-9090 or 631-2624.

SATURDAY • The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind Friendly’s restaurant through October. • Instructional boxing (fundamentals and techniques) classes will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • Recovery Too Al-Anon meetings are offered at 8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Church, main campus, Room 117, S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City. • AA, Men’s Meeting will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the new First Lutheran Church, corner of Washington Road and State Route 41. The meeting is closed (members must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, Troy Winners Group will meet at 8:30 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy for discussion. The meeting is open. • AA, Troy Beginners Group meets at 7 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. This is an open discussion meeting. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, meeting at 9 a.m., weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. • Pilates for Beginners (Introduction), 9:15-10:15 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 6692441. • Narcotics Anonymous, Saturday Night Live, 8 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St., Sidney. • Relapse Prevention Group, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at The Avenue, Room 504, at Ginghamsburg Main Campus, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • The Next Step, a worship celebration for people on the road to recovery, 7 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Main Campus Sanctuary, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • Yoga classes will be offered from 10-11 a.m. at the First United Church of Christ, Troy. The public is invited.




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This book cover image released by Scribner shows “Equal of the Sun,” a novel by Anita Amirrezvani.

Novel delves into royal intrigue By the Associated Press Iranians love to revel in their history. Tales of the Persian empire its glorious conquests! its noble heroes! its brilliant dynasties! are never too far from the lips of modern-day Iranians, especially those who aren’t too thrilled with the way things are going now for their country. Writer Anita Amirrezvani has managed to carve out a niche for herself in the world of fiction thanks to that gilded heritage, much the same way Philippa Gregory and others have mined English history for their novels. Amirrezvani’s new book, “Equal of the Sun,” takes place in 16th-century Iran, and is told through the eyes of a eunuch who serves one of the most famous women of that era, Princess Pari Khan Khanum. Since a royal court is involved, court intrigue must follow, and it does. Pari’s father, the shah, dies, and a power struggle erupts over who is to succeed him. Because Pari is a woman, she cannot technically take the throne. But as many an Iranian woman will posit, Iranian men are fools if they think they are actually in charge of anything. It doesn’t help that the man Pari decides to back for the throne turns out to be paranoid, murderous and dismissive of her many talents. It also doesn’t help that the princess herself is not immune to the pitfalls of power. The more interesting character, however, is the eunuch who tells the story, and who has his own reasons for wanting to stay in Pari’s good graces. The eunuch is known as Javaher (jewel or treasure), and he voluntarily gave up his manhood to prove his loyalty to the shah after his father was executed for treason. Javaher is convinced his father was an innocent man, and desperately wants to take revenge on those who plotted to bring him down. Amirrezvani is a very capable writer, though this book is not as well-crafted as her previous novel, “The Blood of Flowers,” another work of Iranian historical fiction. The inclusion of common Iranian expressions “May your hands never ache!” is a nice touch in some places, but at other times it is a bit distracting. Overall, however, “Equal of the Sun” is a page turner, with plenty of gripping moments. Here’s hoping Amirrezvani will write many more tales illuminating the incredible history of the Iranians.

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‘Last Kind Words’ takes character over crime By The Associated Press At the start of “The Last Kind Words,” Terrier Rand inventories the physical scars he sustained growing up in a family of grifters and thieves; one incurred while on a job at age 12, one when his brother Collie stabbed him with a toy bayonet, and one he tries hard never to think about. Of course, the implication is that Terry bears far more scars than those, and has inflicted his fair share of them as well. That these scars are hidden by a large dog tattoo he shares his name, as all the Rands do, with a dog breed indicates a complicated and uneasy relationship with who he is and where he comes from. Terry fled from his home five years ago after Collie went on a killing rampage. Collie, now two weeks away from execution, has summoned Terry back to investigate on his behalf, but not because he’s innocent he readily admits killing seven people. But the eighth? Someone else killed her. The nice thing about this twist is that Collie wants Terry to look into this matter merely to satisfy his own curiosity, not out of sudden remorse or a sense of justice prompted by his imminent death. Nor does he ever offer any satisfying reason for why he killed anyone at all. Terry reluctantly begins to poke around, while revisiting old haunts, con-


The nice thing about this twist is that Collie wants Terry to look into this matter merely to satisfy his own curiosity, not out of sudden remorse or a sense of justice prompted by his imminent death.

tacts, marks and enemies, and treading carefully around his family members who aren’t sure what to make of his return and respond to him with varying degrees of resentment and emotional distance. The Rands come across as a charming family of anti-heroes, but Piccirilli is careful not to over-romanticize them there’s a darkness at work, the sense that any one of them, Terry included, could follow Collie into what he calls “the underneath.” I cannot say that the resolution satisfied me, but it does work within the context of the bleak portrait of two-bit grifter life Piccirilli establishes, and the central mystery takes a back seat to the AP This book cover image released by Bantam shows Rands anyway, who are set to appear in “The Last Kind Words,” by Tom Piccirilli. Piccirilli’s next novel.

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U.S. Olympic uniforms could shave time off sprints NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Olympic track and field athletes will wear uniforms at the London Summer Olympics that Nike says could shave up to 0.023 seconds off 100meter sprint times — a difference that could have elevated Walter Dix from bronze to the silver medal at the Beijing Olympics. Dix still wouldn’t have caught the fastest man in the world that day. Usain Bolt of Jamaica simply ran away from the field in the final, setting a world record that he would later break again. But maybe these uniforms, with dimples that mimic a golf ball, could help the Americans close the gap on Bolt and his training partner, Yohan Blake. The company said its tests showed an unexpectedly big difference in the 100-, 200- and 400meter races. The outfits were unveiled Thursday evening in New York. “We couldn’t believe the numbers,� said Martin Lotti, Nike’s Olympics creative director. “That’s not just the difference between first and second place, it’s about making the podium.� The added texture might seem counterintuitive, but the company studied the aerodynamics of golf balls and found the textures and dimples make it more efficient. Patterned patches are on the forearm and leg, the fastest-moving parts of the body. “The logical thing would have been to make it smoother or use lighter materials, but we challenged ourselves to think differently,� Lotti said. Spyder made a similar claim with speed suits in


This product illustration released by Nike shows a Turbospeed suit, the official apparel for the USA Track & Field team for the London Summer Olympics. U.S. Olympic track and field athletes will wear the uniforms at the London Olympics that Nike says could shave up to 0.023 seconds off 100-meter sprint times. Vancouver for skiers — and the Americans had one of their best showings in Alpine. The Speedo LZR Racer that Michael Phelps and teammates donned for the 2008 Beijing Olympics made a mockery of world records. “It’s a sport of hundredths and thousandths — there has been no great leap forward in track and field, like the suits swimming had,� said Jill Geer, chief communications officer for USA Track and Field. “But if there is a possible benefit of shaving some amount of time off of a performance, that’s fantastic.� Geer said Nike includes USA Track and Field athletes in the process and is serious about helping athletes perform at their best, but she said the athletes are just as focused on “having


says. Nike also wanted to create greener uniforms — the speedsuit’s material comes from the nylon from 13 recycled water bottles. The basketball uniform is made from 22 bottles. Nike also revealed three medal-stand uniforms for different athletes for the Olympics, which start next month. Track cyclists, sailors and synchronized swimmers shoe weight — or about are among those who the weight of a car over the 40,000 steps typically would wear a silver jacket and pant; basketball taken in a marathon, players and soccer playLotti said. The shoe comes from a ers, as well as handballers and water polo complete shift in the players, would be in a manufacturing process, which results in a single, navy, satiny tracksuit; and archers, equestrians seamless knit upper. A traditional sneaker is put and wrestlers would be in together more like a puz- a bomber-style jacket that’s designed as a nod zle piece, with multiple patches glued or stitched to a varsity letterman jacket. together. The glue or “The outfits should be stitching adds weight, he

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the letters U-S-A across their chests and representing their country.� “For an athlete who puts on the uniform, maybe the knowledge it might make them twohundredths of a second faster, that information alone might be enough to make them run faster,� she said. The shoe worn by marathon runners will also save about 19 percent of its old marathon


celebratory,â€? said Lotti. “You don’t want it to be a standard training outfit. ‌ It’s an opportunity for athletes to shine.â€? After soliciting input from athletes and getting to know their personal stories, Lotti said a onesize-fits-all approach wasn’t going to cut it for him and his design team for the London Games this summer. “It not how things are anymore,â€? he said. Of course, the commonality among all Team USA members is their home country, so Americana also was to have a starring role. The flag is on the same spot on the arm for all of the athletes’ clothes, not just the winners’ jackets but on the uniforms, too. And “United States of Americaâ€? is written on the back. But there is no cliche red, white and blue. “We wanted to elevate it. I think of it more like a Corvette, a pickup truck and a Cadillac. They’re all different and have different looks, but they are all distinctly American.â€? Designers also drew inspiration from another point of American pride: the image of astronauts as they walk as a “teamâ€? just before embarking on a mission. “It’s a moment when you are proud of your country and at the pinnacle of human potential,â€? Lotti says. Consumer versions of Olympic apparel and accessories will be available this summer. Ralph Lauren is designing Team USA’s opening and closing ceremony uniforms, as well as the casual clothes they’ll wear in the Olympic Village.


Planning for the ‘effortless’ beach look NEW YORK (AP) — You want to relax at the beach. You want to feel good. You want to look as if you don’t have a care in the world. It takes a little bit of effort to appear so effortless. You want to make smart choices, but not overthink it, says swimwear designer Shoshanna Gruss. “The bottom line with swimwear, especially if you are buying it for vacation purposes, is for the fantasy. Think of it like a sundress, and remember you are getting it for fun,� she says. “You want to feel comfortable and sexy, but, yes, that’s a little hard because you are basically walking around in your underwear.� Buy for Body Type Don’t buy for trend, buy for body type, Gruss says, and a little ruching and distracting detail never hurt

anyone. And, she adds, keep reminding yourself that soon you will feel the sand between your toes. Be Playful, Not Fussy For the rest of the ensemble, be playful, says Los Angeles-based designer Trina Turk. “With a colorful tunic, a wide brim printed hat, sunglasses, sandals and sunscreen, I’m ready for the beach,� she says. “Summer style should be sexy and confidently sophisticated, but not fussy.� Color Is Important Coral and pink lipsticks set the mood right away, says New York-based makeup artist Elle German. Apply the lipcolor with your fingertips to get more of a natural stained look. The eye is instantly drawn to bright hues. Put them where you want

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everyone looking, whether it’s the racing stripe down the bodice of your swimsuit, jeweled collar of your coverup, neon polish on your toes or the sun-kissed canvas of your bag. Leather Works Oh, and leather works, too. It’s what Banana Republic creative director Simon Kneen uses to carry his towel, sunscreen, hat and iPod. “It is so much more stylish,� he says. A leather tote in a tropical shade does double-duty for business and pleasure, he adds. A Few More Tips —If you don’t know where to start at the store, try a 1950s style suit that helps create a pinup silhouette or a crocheted fabric that pays homage to the relaxed ’70s, Gruss suggests. There is an ’80s scubainspired Body Glove moment happening now that also can be flattering, but takes a little confidence to pull off. —Transition pieces such as a maxi dress or resin bracelets keep you going all day, says Turk, who collaborated with Banana Republic on a limited-edition summer collection. “If you are going from pool to dinner, you must be on vacation!� she says. —Take good care of your swimsuit, including rinsing it with clean water as soon as you can. The combination of sun, surf and chlorine causes fabric to fade and stretch and elastics to crack. —Since you should be wearing your SPF on your skin, you can fake the glow with a water-based tinted moisturizer and bronze powder, applied with fingertips along the perimeters of the face and along the cheekbones, says German. —Another fake-it tip from German is for the “wet-head� look. “There’s a difference between actual wet hair and the appearance of wet hair,� she says.





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U.S rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.71 percent WASHINGTON (AP) — Average rates on fixed mortgages rose this week, the first increase in seven weeks. But mortgage rates remain near historic lows, boosting prospects for home sales this year. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year loan increased to 3.71 percent. That’s up from 3.67 percent last week, the lowest since long-term mortgages began in the 1950s. The average rate on the 15-year mortgage, a popular refinancing option, rose to 2.98 percent. That’s up from 2.94 percent last week, also a record low. The rate on the 30-year loan has been below 4 percent since early December. Low rates are a key reason the housing industry is showing modest signs of a recovery this year. In April, sales of both previously occupied homes and new homes rose near two-year highs. Builders are gaining more confidence in the market, breaking ground on more homes and requesting more permits to build single-family homes later this year. Low rates could also provide some help to the economy if more people refinance. When people refinance at lower rates, they pay less interest on their loans and have more money to spend. Still, the pace of home sales remains well below healthy levels. Economists say it could be years before the market is fully healed. Many people are still having difficulty qualifying for home loans or can’t afford larger down payments required by banks. Some would-be home buyers are holding off because they fear that home prices could keep falling. The economy is growing only modestly and job creation slowed sharply in April and May. U.S. employers created only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year. Mortgage rates have been dropping because they tend to track the yield on the 10-year Treasury note. Uncertainty about how Europe will resolve its debt crisis has led investors to buy more Treasury securities, which are considered safe investments. As demand for Treasurys increase, the yield falls. To calculate average rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country on Monday through Wednesday of each week. The average does not include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. One point equals 1 percent of the loan amount.

The landscaping on Michelle Kalantari’s small Richfield, Minn., yard used to be generic: a carpet of turf grass surrounding a couple of small garden beds. “I was mowing my lawn like everybody else,” said Kalantari, a nature-photography hobbyist who used to have to go to her cabin or to a public garden to find wildlife. Not anymore. Now her yard is alive with butterflies, birds and bugs. “I’m amazed how many can find my little Shangri-La — it’s like I’m in a nature preserve,” she said. What’s Kalantari’s secret? It started with a light-bulb moment several years ago after she planted a single meadow-blazingstar plant because she liked its purple flower. Like magic, monarch butterflies started fluttering around it. “Before, they used to fly by,” she said. “I realized, ‘Oh! I need native plants to attract native birds and insects.’ “ So she replaced all of her lawn, first in back, then in front, with mostly native plants, more than 150 different species. Since then, she’s never lacked for photographic subjects. “The more variety you have in plants, the more variety you have in things that depend on plants,” she said. Few gardeners go as far as Kalantari, who works for the Nature Conservancy, but a growing number are incorporating native plants into their landscapes. Natives have been identified as a top trend by both the Garden Media Group and the American Society of Landscape Architects. Landscape Alternatives, a native-plant nursery in Minneapolis, reports a widening of its customer base since it first opened in 1986. “It’s a pretty broad spectrum now, from new homeowners looking for hardy, low-maintenance plants that are attractive to look at and attractive to wildlife, to longtime gar-


Michelle Kalantari has replaced her lawn, front and back, with native plants to provide habitat for wildlife. deners looking for something a little different,” said co-owner Roy Robison. Natives are naturally low-maintenance because they’ve adapted to thrive in local conditions, he said. “It’s much easier to keep natives happy. You don’t have to be out watering and fertilizing.” Homeowners want to see what native-plant landscapes look like, he said, so his nursery has added demonstration gardens showing landscapes at different stages, from new to mature. Education is important because “there’s some bad information out there about what is and isn’t a native,” Robison said. “If there’s a varietal name, like ‘Karl Foerster’ grass, it’s a cultivar or perennial, not a native.” Cultivated varietals are selected or bred for traits to attract humans, such as more flowers, Robison said. “That usually translates into something that’s less attractive to butterflies. It changes the plant at the gene level, and the first thing that goes is the nec-

tar.” Daylilies, for example, are sometimes thought to be native plants because they’re easy to grow and low-maintenance. “But they’re not going to be a butterfly magnet like meadow blazing star,” Robison said. Some gardeners are wary of native plants because they fear they’ll grow shaggy and messy, but that’s easily avoided, Robison said. “That was a common concern a decade ago, but it’s about finding the right plant for the right spot,” he said. “You can take ornamental grasses that get to 6 feet tall, put them on the boulevard and it looks like a weed patch. But with a little time and effort, it’s not a problem.” Kalantari tries to keep her unconventional landscape within neighborhood norms by making it “showy” along the boulevard. “I put in a scalloped rock area for setback, and put zinnias and cosmos (low-growing non-native garden flowers) up front, so it looks like a garden,” she said.

She also makes an effort to talk to neighbors about what she’s trying to accomplish, she said. “People would walk by and I’d say, ‘Want to see what I did in back? I’m going to do more in front. Come and see the butterflies.’ It’s important to educate people.” A native-plant landscape may be low-maintenance but it’s not maintenancefree, she noted. “I trim shrubs,” she said. “I need to keep the gooseberry bushes trimmed because I want to be able to walk to my grill. Every year I do some editing. I may dig something out and give it away.” She bans bunnies from the backyard, using chicken wire, and picks Japanese beetles off her plants. But other than that, all critters are welcome. She’s had to get used to other insects nibbling her plants, she said. “Your first instinct, when you see a plant being eaten by insects, is to want to stop it. But a plant can lose 25 percent of its leaves and still be fine. It’s OK to get eaten. That’s why it’s there.”


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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS David Andrews, one lot, one part lot, $0. Jennifer Barnes, a.k.a. Jennifer Wagner, William Brian Wetzel to Natalie Barnes to Jennifer Barnes, Duncan, one lot, $0. William Barnes, one lot, $0. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Jeremy Root, Jessica Federal National Root to American General Mortgage Association, Mortgage Loan Trust, U.S. Manley Deas & Kochalski Bank Association, trustee, LLC, attorney in fact to a part lot, $0. Zachary Allen, one lot, Gregory Weigel to $92,000. Gregory Weigel, Judith Jesse Olden to Denise Weigel, two lots, $0. Olden, one lot, $0. Kathy Colbert to Terry Margaret Myers a.k.a. Colbert, one lot, $0. Margaret Sykes, Steven Sykes to Catherine Deeter, BRADFORD one lot, $110,000. Robert Hart, Ronald Connie Hackett, Galen Hart, attorney in fact to Hackett to Heather Patricia Scherer, one lot, Maxwell, James Maxwell, $65,000. a part lot, $0.



Estate of Betty Ann Moore, Kenneth S. Moore, executor to Andrew Hall, Tara Hall, a part lot, $5,000. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association, Lerner Sampson & Rothfuss, attorney in fact to Stephen McCarthy, one lot, $65,000. Sandra Andrews to

Bonnie K. Fitzwilson a.k.a. Bonnie Turner, Ray Turner to Andrew Fritz, one lot, $76,000.

HUBER HEIGHTS NVR Inc. to John Reising, Patricia Reising, one lot, $226,000.

TIPP CITY DBR Investments LTD to Amy Harding, Jeremy Harding, one lot, $196,000. Mark Lindenauer to Joy Lindenauer, one lot, $0. Craig Waterman to Jessica Roberts, one lot, $145,000. Richard J. Moiser Builders Inc. to Roger Winner, Sarah Winner, one lot, $45,000. Midfirst Bank to Gary Spurlock, one lot, $57,000. Donna Guzelgunler, Yilcan Guzelgunler to Adam Heisey, Mary Heisey, one lot, $195,400.

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As the unrivaled focal point in a room, the fireplace mantel is the star of the show. So it's fun to give this all-important spot a new look every so often. lanterns because their traditional lines made him think of the lanterns that used to hang on the sides of carriages. Each lantern holds a sparkling glass candlestick topped with a pillar candle. Working high to low, try adding a slightly shorter decorative grouping next to each lantern: a short stack of old books topped with lidded apothecary jars. Since glass tends to look flat and empty when displayed on mantels, take two picks of faux greenery, bend them into loose circles, then insert them into the apothecary jars. Finished with the very shortest accents — like a jar holding a mirrored ball and a piece of latticework pottery.


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NEWBERRY TWP. Jerame Painter, Sara Painter to Timothy Huggins, 2.049 acres, $28,000. Fifth Third Bank, trustee to Christopher Jambor, 108.153 acres, 89.852 acres, $0. Christopher Jambor to Jambor Ag LLC, $0. Stanley Galley to Brenda Galley, 8.376 acres, $0.

NEWTON TWP. Board of Trustees of Newton Township Miami County, Stanley Fessler, successor trustee, Gene Laughman, trustee, Harvey Leonard, successor trustee, Trustees of Newton Township, Glenn Trost, successor trustee, Terry Wackler, successor trustee, William Wall, successor trustee to Pleasant Hill, 0.309

• CONTINUED FROM C1 refunded and the house goes back on the market. An offer that doesn’t include this protection for the buyers is attractive to most sellers. HOUSE HUNTING TIP: The ease with which you’ll be able to gain confidence that you don’t need a financing contingency has to do with the lender or mortgage broker you choose to work with. For instance, if you bank with an independent bank that holds a lot of your money and knows your cash flow situation, you’ll have less to be concerned about than if you’re working with a big institution that doesn’t know you and has a multilayered, inefficient underwriting procedure. Some buyers who are well-qualified to support monthly mortgage payments have been turned down by banks for foolish reasons. For example, one man wanted to refinance to a lower loan amount after selling a multimillion-dollar business. His credit was pristine. The lender didn’t like that he didn’t have an income. He went to an independent bank that was happy to have his business and they did the loan. Appraisals pose another set of problems. If the appraisers are unfamiliar with the local market, their appraised value can be way off, usually on the low side. Lenders loan money based on the appraised value of the property, not on the purchase price in the contract. A low appraisal can pose a problem for the buyers if they aren’t protected by a financing contingency. For example, let’s say a lender has agreed

UNION TWP. Connie Lair a.k.a. Connie Thomas, James Thomas to Jason Fox, 1 acre, $123,000. Christopher Kleather Sr., Kristi Kleather to Mark Grillot, 2.024 acres, $106,000.

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flies, birds and bugs. “I’m amazed how many can find my little Shangri-La — it’s like I’m in a nature preserve,” she said. What’s Kalantari’s secret? It started with a light-bulb moment several years ago after she planted a single meadow-blazingstar plant because she liked its purple flower. Like magic, monarch butterflies started fluttering around it. “Before, they used to fly by,” she said. “I realized, ‘Oh! I need native plants to attract native birds and

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Tammie Bulle to Edna Ballard, Robert J. Ballard, 10.1816 acres, $215,000. Barbara McKinney to Joseph Atkinson, Kristina Atkinson, a part tract 2.599 acres, $0. Charlotte Snyder, attorney in fact, Monte Snyder to Connie Neal, Kevin Neal, one lot, $48,500.

to loan you 80 percent for the purchase of a $500,000 home as long as you make a down payment in the amount of 20 percent of the purchase price. If the home appraises for $450,000 instead of $500,000, the lender will probably still give you a mortgage for 80 percent of the appraised value, but the loan amount — $360,000 — is $40,000 shy of what you need to make the deal at $500,000. If you were protected by a contingency, you could withdraw without penalty or try to negotiate a price reduction with the seller. Without a contingency, you could lose your deposit if you back out of the deal based on the low appraisal. A fluctuation in current market value has an effect on comparable sales prices. Last month’s comparables may be out of sync with current pending sale prices, increasing the odds that a listing might not appraise for the contract price. In the Silicon Valley area of Northern California, the inventory is so low and incomes so high that listings are sometimes selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars over the list price. Some listing agents make sure the appraisal contingency is waived before an offer is accepted to protect the seller from a failed transaction. THE CLOSING: Before waiving a financing contingency, make sure you understand the risks you may face. Dian Hymer, a real estate broker with more than 30 years’ experience, is a nationally syndicated real estate columnist and author of “House Hunting: The Take-Along Workbook for Home Buyers” and “Starting Out, The Complete Home Buyer’s Guide.” — Copyright 2012 Dian Hymer Distributed by Inman News






Fantastic value on this newly remodeled home with nice curb appeal! This charming home offers 3 or 4 bedrooms with newly finished hard wood floors, beautiful kitchen with appliances, dining room & full finished basement. Home offers a nice lot with privacy fence, shade trees & det. garage. $79,900. Dir: N. Market to Staunton to 608 Ohio Ave.

Billy Joe Bolin, Dawn Bolin to Billy Bryant, Christine Bryant, two lots, $97,000.

insects.’ “ So she replaced all of her lawn, first in back, then in The landscaping on front, with mostly native Michelle Kalantari’s small plants, more than 150 difRichfield, Minn., yard used ferent species. Since then, to be generic: a carpet of she’s never lacked for photurf grass surrounding a tographic subjects. “The couple of small garden beds. more variety you have in “I was mowing my lawn plants, the more variety you like everybody else,” said have in things that depend Kalantari, a nature-photogon plants,” she said. raphy hobbyist who used to Few gardeners go as far have to go to her cabin or to as Kalantari, who works for a public garden to find the Nature Conservancy, wildlife. but a growing number are Not anymore. Now her incorporating native plants yard is alive with butterinto their landscapes. Natives have been identified as a top trend by both the 1026 W. MAIN STREET - TROY Garden Media Group 240 S. Greenlee Road and the American Society of Landscape Newton Twp. Architects. An 18 acre tract w/ a unique L a n d s c a p e steel sided 2008 home of Alternatives, a native3,000 sq ft. and older barns plant nursery in for a comfortable country Click to Click to Click to lifestyle. Offered free appraisal w/ reserve. Minneapolis, reports a Find a Find an Find an AUCTION: MON. JUN 25 at 10:00 AM. Call for details. widening of its cusMelinda Home Office Agent tomer base since it Sillman JERRY STICHTER first opened in 1986. 778-0906 AUCTIONEER, INC. 773-7144 “It’s a pretty broad AUCTIONS & APPRAISALS spectrum now, from Jerry Stichter Broker Associate of Garden Gate Realty new homeowners look(937)335-6758 ing for hardy, maintenance plants that are attractive to look at and attractive to wildlife, to longtime looking for ALL REASONABLE OFFERS CONSIDERED! gardeners something a little dif829 GEARHARDT LN. ferent,” said co-owner Custom built 1 owner Roy Robison. home with exceptional & desirable upgrades. 9’ Natives are natuceilings, open floor plan, rally low-maintenance stainless steel appliances because they’ve adapt& 42 maple kitchen cab2430 CORIANDER CT. Edie inets. Located on a culKim Father’s Day Special- 1.5 story home located in desireable ed to thrive in local Murphy Westlake Village. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, cherry cabinets de-sac with no rear neighbors. Loaded with stor- Yardlay conditions, he said. w/brand new stainless appliances that stay. Dining room, 335-5552 age. 2nd floor loft could be enclosed to make 4th 216-6900 Pella windows, large finished bonus room, 2,574 sq. ft. of cus“It’s much easier to bedroom. Priced below market value. A must see! 339-2500 tom built home at a reduced price of $199,900. Dir: Rt. 41, S. 545-5662 keep natives happy. on Dorset, Rt. on McKaig, Rt. on Westlake, Rt. on Coriander. You don’t have to be 1600 W. Main St. • TROY “Rock” Solid in Real Estate! out watering and ferRealtors 339-2222 665-1800 tilizing.” An Independently Owned & Operated Member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.




Kevin Loresen to Samantha Lorensen, 3.62 acres, $0.

acres, $0. Trust, Linda Schindler Wisecup, successor trustee to Upnorth Homes Inc., SPRINGCREEK 17.658 acres, $103,000.


1925 CONWOOD DR. JUST REMODELED! This 3 bedroom home, situated on a heavily wooded 3/4 acre lot, was just extensively remodeled & is waiting for you! All new kitchen & baths including cabinetry & granite tops. Brand new flooring, paint, tubs, faucets, toilets, light fixtures & locksets throughout. $259,900. Dir: Peters Rd. to W on Swailes to R on Conwood.


Amy Harding, Jeremy Harding to Amanda Unger, Ian Unger, one lot, $149,000. Robert Romeiser to Sherry Romeiser, one lot, $0. Ruth Enz to Susan BETHEL TWP. Cameron, Susan Sousa, 0.50 acres, 1.797 acres, $0. Anna Kroger, Jack Ruth Enz to Joyce Kroger to Joseph Kroger, Sparks, 1.342 acres, $0. 0.50 acres, 0.680 acres, $0. Jeffrey Kline, Laura Kline to Joseph Seger, CONCORD TWP. Nicole Seger, 2.1337 acres, $154,000. Staci Klingshirn to Henry Schindler Living

Make a fireplace mantel a focal point of your house As the unrivaled focal point in a room, your fireplace mantel is the star of the show. So it’s fun to give this all-important spot a new look every so often. Here are three very different — but equally dramatic — summer mantel treatments to inspire you. Contemporary color: Start with a bold piece of contemporary artwork. I will never give up my love and devotion to traditional furnishings and artwork, but I’m really enjoying adding these rays of sunshine into my home. Next, since the artwork is so bold, select accents that don’t compete too much. We started with a pair of tall, white ceramic urns holding faux ferns. The lines on the urns are classic, so the overall display will tie in well with the traditional artwork that surrounds the mantel. I’ve often used books as decorative elements, and in the past year or so, had fun wrapping some of them in interesting paper. Bright turquoise plaid paper on the book adds a pop of complementary color and softens a few of the hard edges in the display. Just when I thought the brightly colored pottery that designers are showing now couldn’t get any better, I discovered new marvelous pieces in retro colors and groovy shapes. While they come in a host of colors, select ones that tie in the colors in your artwork and the paper-covered books. Light and breezy French Country: The second look is soft on the senses, steeped in tradition and a bit romantic. Start with a tall, stately French mirror. When I design mantel displays for friends and customers, I frequently use mirrors because I like how they bounce light back into the room. A mirror with soft colors is a perfect partner for a host of different color palettes. One designer flanked the mirror with a pair of matching

Christopher Klingshirn, $0. Patsy A. Shook Revocable Living Trust Agreement, U.S. Bank, N.A. trustee to Jennifer Lynn Bair, $165,000. Donna Gaskin, LeRoy Gaskin to Dipti Shah, one lot, $160,500.



Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $29,500. Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $29,500. Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $29,500.


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105 Announcements ESTERLYN CONCERT: June 20, 2012, at 7pm. Free admission with a Love Offering collected for the band. Friendship Community Church, 5850 West State Route 41, Covington, Ohio, AwakeandAliveforChrist@ (937)573-7088.

Ensures that buildings and grounds including all equipment of the Center are maintained and ready for use. Provides work direction for maintenance staff and performs activities of workers supervised. Full time with benefits!

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MISSING CAT been lost 3 months from soup kitchen. Shy silver stripped female with white paws/ neck. REWARD! $300 (937)451-1334.

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Better Business Bureau 15 West Fourth St. Suite 300 Dayton, OH 45402 937.222.5825

NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info: (985)646-1700 Dept. OH-6011.

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3RD SHIFT Norcold, the leader in refrigerator manufacturing for the RV, trucking and marine industries, is currently accepting applications for a 3rd Shift Machine Operator at the Sidney, Ohio location. Responsibilities include operating rotary and robotic equipment, troubleshooting, machine set up, machine start up, preventative maintenance and other tasks related to production objectives. The ideal candidate will have machining experience, excellent troubleshooting skills, mechanical aptitude, computer literacy be available to work overtime. We offer an excellent benefits package including health, dental, 401(K) and many others.

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555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales TROY, 903 Scott, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Noon?, Huge garage sale, Furniture, to clothing, to miscellaneous! Jeans $1! Priced to move!!!


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WASHING MACHINE, 1 year old Maytag, used only a couple of months. $250 Call (937)903-3190

COMPUTER DESKS Wooden, corner, hutchlike desk, $50. 2 glass top desks, $25 each. (937)658-2379

LLAMAS, have moved and must get rid of our llamas. (937)541-5655.

PATIO DOOR, sliding. (937)773-3564

DINING ROOM set, beautiful Ethan Allen, 9 pieces includes 6ft oval table, 6 chairs, 2 corner cabinets, show room condition, $995, (937)773-1307

ADULT SCOOTER, Go Go Ultra Handicap, made to travel, very little wear, $1200 new, would like $700 OBO, (937)570-8124.

TOW BAR, used Stowmaster 5000 with cables, safety cords and cover. Very good condition. $175 (937)570-3476.

535 Farm Supplies/Equipment

COMMERCIAL MOWER, Dixon Zero-turn 50" deck with 6x10 lawn trailer, both in great shape! $4500 OBO, (937)726-5761.

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CEMETERY PLOTS, Miami Memorial Gardens, Covington Ohio $500 each, (937)417-7051

PRIDE SCOOTER, Victory model, 3 years young, new battery, all the bells & whistles, $2500 new, details, great price, test run, (937)497-1929

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COMBINE, 6620 Deere with 216 Flex head and 6 row 30 head, priced to sell! see to appreciate. (419)582-2451 (937)621-4438.

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560 Home Furnishings

LIFT CHAIR, Ultra Comfort, 6 months old, Tan, suede material, Like new, many settings, will lay flat, paid $1400 new, selling for $800, (937)419-0232

POND PLANTS, Hardy water lillies & bog plants, potted and blooming, free umbrella palm w/purchase. (937)676-3455 or (937)417-5272 Laura, OH

CHAIRS 2 matching $30, couch and matching chair $40, call (937)773-2460

RECLINER, Blue, nice condition, you must move, $65, (937)698-6362

RIDING MOWER, Craftsman 44 inch, just serviced, new battery, runs very good, $500 OBO, (937)538-6083.

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245 Manufacturing/Trade

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foot, $50.

PUBLIC AUCTION Sunday, June 24, Noon 8511 N. Union Shelby Rd., Piqua, OH (Between Piqua and Fletcher take Rt. 36 to N. Union-Shelby N. to Suber Rd.)

Cost/Sales Analyst 2292798

KTH Parts Industries, Inc., a quality oriented manufacturer of stamped and welded auto parts located in St. Paris, Ohio, has an immediate opening in our Sales Department. This position will have an emphasis on cost/pricing with our customer—attention to detail is a must. Preferred candidates for this position will have a four-year degree. Other general qualifications for this position include: -proficient in Microsoft Excel -working knowledge of BOMs -understand basic quotation structure and exchange rates -good written and oral communications skills KTH Parts offers a very attractive benefit package, competitive wage, and a team-oriented manufacturing environment. Qualified candidates should send a confidential resume including salary requirements to:

Sitting on corner of Suber and N. Union Shelby property consists of approx. 14.5 acres - house trailer and pole barn. Springcreek flows through property w/ “The Gravel Pit”, and fruit trees, Dogwood, Weeping Willows, etc. Terms: $7,500.00 down day of auction with balance due within 30 days. Please have financing in order before day of auction. Down payment nonrefundable. Property to sell on “as is” basis and with confirmation of sellers. You’ll not want to miss this opportunity to purchase this at public auction - Sellers motivated to sell. Note: Personal property to sell immediately after. Listing to be week of auction. Shown by appointment. Call Steve: (937) 773-6708. See photos on website. Contents: 1950 Case VAC tractor (rebuilt by Lowell Sloan), 1958 dump truck (needs water pump installed - straight 6 w/ dual piston pump), 1972 Harley Sportster (few misc. H.D. parts and exhausts), 1996 - 26 foot car/motorcycle hauler (30 amp serv. roof air conditioner, all tie-downs (bearings reworked - nice), 14 foot enclosed trailer w/ back ramp and side door, 1998 Alpha Fifth Wheel (36 foot - 3 sliders) full storage (needs some repair work - sold w/ owner confirmation), 1971 14 foot fiberglass boat w/ trailer. Garage: Electric chain hoist (like new), battery charger/booster, Craftsman 15.5 riding mower, metal storage units, Belzona repair kit, 2 ton floor jack, 27 gal./5 H.P. air compressor, Lincoln 225 amp welder, 90 amp flux wire welder, rods, Werner 8 foot ladder, motorcycle lift, table vise, bench grinder, sawzall, 3/4” socket set, pipe wrenches, Coleman 1500 generator, ATV tires/rims, snowblower, Stihl and Homelite chainsaws, misc. scrap, 15x8 univan, (for storage), nuts/bolts, misc. tools, set of 4 (225/60/16) Cadillac rims/tires etc., E-Z pop up tent, bicycles, Bear compound bow. Military: 7.62 and 20mm ammo boxes, misc. canteens, mess kits, duffel bags, several new sets of pants, jackets and raincoats (camo), 1986 West Point Military series war maps. Household: 15-20 misc. pcs. pink depression, washer/dryer, electric furnace and hot water heaters, dining room table/chairs, lift chair, dressers, file cabinets, Western movies, wooden office desk (Ted Hardenbrook’s office), canning jars, boxes of misc. household. Note: To sell immediately following land/trailer. See you there!


P.O. Box 940, St. Paris, OH 43072 Attn: Sales Recruiter KTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Associate of Brown & Co. Steve Mikolajewski (937 773-6708 439 Vine Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356



Motorcycles and safe driving practices Certain skills have to be mastered in order to drive a motorcycle. The pleasure of driving on two wheels must be combined with flawless safety practices. After all, the smallest of errors can be fatal. Before getting on their bikes, motorcyclists must first of all pay

careful attention to their clothing. Why? Because their clothing is the only form of protection they have. Everyone has scraped a knee on asphalt when riding a bike or a scooter as a child, so just imagine the result of a fall or a crash at 100 km/hour! an hour! Wearing a jacket made of leather or an anti-abrasive material is not a luxury, it’s a necessity, whatever the weather. Gloves and boots are other indispensable items in a motorcyclist’s wardrobe. As far as helmets are concerned, full face models offer the best protection.


Short trips are advisable for the first few outings in order to get the feel of the motorcycle. The techniques for maintaining balance at slow speeds, negotiating bends and corners, braking at intersections, and avoiding obstacles must be mastered perfectly — all while keeping to the speed limits, of course. Sharing the road with other users is another important element that will only succeed if everyone behaves in a safe and courteous manner.

The pleasure of driving on two wheels has to be ombined with flawless safety practices. 2285047

Look twice, save a life! Be aware of Motorcycles! a personal experience. a rewarding education.

Being aware of the risks attached to driving a motorcycle and being capable of managing them is to demonstrate an exemplary, proactive attitude, one which will never detract from your pleasure and sense of freedom.

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Downsizing Auction Saturday, June 23rd, 9:30 a.m. • 1881 Aiken Rd., Piqua, Ohio Having sold their large country home and moving to smaller quarters in town we will be offering the excess items for the Rogers family at Public Auction. All items being offered are in excellent condition and very clean. View the full listing and photos at

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583 Pets and Supplies

583 Pets and Supplies

CRIB, changing table, highchair, cradle, guardrail, pack-n-play, carseat, gate, tub, blankets, clothes, Disney animated phones, baby walker, doll chairs. (937)339-4233

TURBO OVEN New Flavorwave Turbo Oven, as seen on TV. Includes accessories. Perfect for quick meals. Originally $193, asking $95. (937)492-0986

KITTENS, to good home, 4 male, 12 weeks old, 2 black, 1 black and white, 1 tan tiger, litter trained, great disposition, free, (937)216-3496

YORKIE, 7 years old, needs a quite, stress free home with no children. Only serious loving dog lover needs to reply please. Free, (937)538-8037.

FOR SALE: Sears rear tine tiller, $400 obo. GE Side by Side refrigerator water/ice in door, $200 obo. Firestorm table saw, $100. 30 gallon aquarium with stand, $50. Pool table, 44"X78", $150. Air hockey table, 60"X30", $75. Table and chairs, 3'X5', $75. Please call or text (937)638-8572 or (937)489-3392

VHS tapes, classic, Disney, good condition, 18 for $25, will separate, (937)339-4233

Modern Furniture-Lawn and Garden-Tools-Household

Furniture: Frigidaire white side by side refrigerator with ice and water, Oak library/parlor table, (3) Sofa’s, flat screen tv stand, computer desks, bookcases, recliners, chest of drawers, modern padded barstools with arms, sofa and end tables, modern twin sleigh bed, 3 pc blonde full size BR suite, plastic and metal shelving, glider rockers, Sanyo TV, large TV cabinet, Upright gun cabinet, floor fans, many small kitchen appliances, school desk, canning jars, exercise equipment, Gazelle cross trainer pro, white kitchen sink, porch and yard swings, lawn chairs, CI and wooden garden bench, solar walk way lights, coolers, Wagner Ware, pots and pans, assorted household items and glassware, cookbooks, misc Garage and Barn Items: 12 volt lawn boom sprayer, lawn aerator, Mantis type tiller, Reliable model T-480 4’X8’ tilt utility trailer, 3 HP Magnaforce Horizontal air compressor, (2) 36” lawn rollers, Mo Jack riding lawn mower jack used once, Echo CS-305 chainsaw, Craftsman 16” chain saw w/case, Heart model HF 600-12 RV power inverter, RV hook up cables and ramps, gas leaf blower, many log chains various lengths, large wire dog cage, (2) large wooden dog houses, Northeast model S-3100 electric pressure washer, 6’ fiberglass step ladder, aluminum and wooden extension ladders, 2 wheel dolly, portable air tank, Power miter saw, radial arm saw, bench grinder, 4000 Watt Generator, 36” barn fan, tool boxes, garden hoses and reels, wheel barrow, hand, power, and garden tools, impacts, hardware, chain link garden gates, 6’ metal windmill, 50+ 5/4 by 18’ used treated decking boards, treated 4X4 posts, 20+ iron fence posts, metal garden cart, clear and smoke plexi-glass, 16” tires, short re-bar, steel wheel fire ring, potato plow, Collectibles: Teaberry Model “T” base station CB w/vintage round mic, Large 80+ pound solid brass plaque with Isaiah 2.4 inscription and horse team pulling plow, Vintage corn jobber, small CI dinner bell, corn sheller, Structo “Vista Dome” truck and horse trailer, Johnny West action figures, large scythe, misc collectibles. Auctioneers: Justin Vondenhuevel CES, AARE, CAGA, Tom Roll, David Shields

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Directions: State Route 66 West of Piqua 4 miles to North on Aiken Rd.

Terms of auction: All items sell to the highest bidder. Payment may be in the form of CC, Cash or check, a 3% service fee will be added for credit card transactions. All items to be removed the day of the auction. Auctioneers Note: A nice offering of clean household and barn items with many pieces of modern furniture. We will be selling inside if the weather is inclement. Thank you for attending or auctions.

STAIR LIFT Summit stair lift for sale, like those seen on TV. Used less than three years. Made for straight staircase, with 350 pound capacity. Runs on electricity with a battery back up. Call (937)498-9737 for information.

WALKER adult, tub/shower benches, commode chair, toilet riser, grab bars, canes, entertainment center, and more (937)339-4233

583 Pets and Supplies GOLDMATION PUPPIES. Available for purchase starting July 1. Sweet, intelligent, loyal, good with children. Please call for information. $150 (937)606-2313.

KITTIES, Hissy and Purry 5 months, siblings male and female , like to keep together, inside only. (937)676-3455

800 - Transportation

MINI SCHNOODLE, Puppies, Males & females, vet checked, first shots, $400, (567)204-5232 MINIATURE AUSTRAILIAN SHEPHERD puppies. Red tri's and red merle's with blue eyes. Vet checked. $400. (567)204-5232 OLD ENGLISH SHEEP DOG. 13 week female. Bell trained. Dog house. AKC papers. From a local breeder. $900 (937)638-7104. YELLOW LAB puppies, Adorable, ready for new home. (937)371-2459

805 Auto 2003 DODGE Stratus. silver with black interior. Power windows, locks, mirrors, etc. Good condition. $3800. (937)308-7423

810 Auto Parts & Accessories BIN MODULE KIT, includes ladder rack, and rack shelf, like new, $500, (937)778-4060.

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1994 SEA NYMPH boat with trailer. 14 ft long. Fish finder, oars, running lights, cover. Several accessories included. $2500. (937)667-3455


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BOAT MOTOR, 9.8 HPtwin, Mercury, like new, 1967 low low hours, house kept, new water impeller, original plugs, fires right up, $650 (937)698-6362 JOHN BOAT, 14foot, New galvanized trailer, Minnkota trolley motor, 50lb thrust, die hard deep cycle battery, charger, fish finder/ water temperature, oars, pedestal seats, trailer jack, 2 anchors, $995 firm, (937)698-6362

1995 JAVELIN BASS BOAT Model 379T. 1995 Evinrude 130 motor, 17.9 long, trailer included. 2 fish finders, hot foot, trolling motor, 2 tarps. $6200. (937)538-1114

2001 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SLE SEDAN 3800 V6 Front wheel drive, many new parts, 17" aluminum wheels, leather interior, power glass sunroof, 195,000 miles, runs great, all highway miles. $3750 O.B.O. (937)369-3636

1999 CHRYSLER SEBRING Sharp, chrome wheels, runs great, good gas mileage. $5500 or best offer. (937)526-3308

850 Motorcycles/Mopeds 2004 HARLEY Davidson, FXDL DYNA Low, luxury blue, 2612 miles, alarm system, saddle bags with windshield, very nice condition, $10,000 (937)726-1353 after 3pm

1996 SEA RAY 18.2 foot. Model 175BR, Mercruiser 3.0L motor, Shoreland'r trailer. Cover and accessories included. Excellent condition! $8500. (937)394-3151

890 Trucks 2007 CHEVY Silverado Z71, long bed, 4x4, extended cab, loaded, great shape! NADA $22,850, make offer. Call (937)726-5761.


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2-tone grey body, great shape, must see! Rebuilt transmission, new parts (have receipts). Can email pics. (402)340-0509

895 Vans/Minivans 1996 GMC Conversion Van, mint condition, 98,000 miles $6500. Call (937)295-2223

1998 JEEP WRANGLER 105,000 Miles V-6 4x4, New Soft Top, New Brakes, New Tires, New Running Boards, Chili Pepper Red, Asking $7,500 (937)524-9310

899 Wanted to Buy Cash paid for junk cars and trucks. Free removal. Get the most for your clunker call us (937)732-5424.

2003 FORD ESCAPE XLT 154,000 miles, dark green leather interior, CD, all power windows and locks, a/c, new tires, 3.0 V6 engine. Asking $5200. (937)638-1740 after 5pm

2000 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SLE Power sunroof, seats etc leather, Chrome wheels, Blue, 170,000 miles. Car is ready to go! $3800 (937)726-0273


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