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Skaters enjoy visiting Troy National Theatre on Ice event wrapped up at arena Saturday BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer

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with props and costumes to a variety of musical scores. Kathy Slack, a Troy native who has served on the board of directors of U.S. Figure Skating, figure skating’s national governing body, and most recently as first vice president of U.S. Figure Skating, said she was thrilled with the generosity the Troy community showed the 48 teams who traveled from all over the U.S. to compete in


Skaters practice their routines for the National Theatre on Ice • See SKATING on A2 Competition Friday at Hobart Arena in Troy.

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Crowds back post-Sandy NEW YORK (AP) — Two of New York’s best-known waterfront neighborhoods took a beating last fall from Superstorm Sandy: Coney Island in Brooklyn and the Rockaways in Queens. But crowds are back on both beaches and enjoying local attractions. See Travel, Page B4.


Hydrant flushing continues TROY — The city of Troy will flush fire hydrants beginning Monday in the area of West State Route 55, to include the subdivisions of Huntington, Edgewater and Kensington. While the city of Troy water is always safe to drink, if residents notice the water has a brownish tint, this can be corrected by simply running the tap until the water is clear (2-3 minutes). For more information, call the Troy Fire Department at 335-5675.

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A vintage Stearman aircraft carrying wingwalker Jane Wicker and pilot Charlie Schwenker crashes at the Vectren Dayton Air Show, in front of a crowd of spectators. Both Wicker and Schwenker were killed in the crash.

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Getting face time with the family doctor could soon become even harder. A shortage of primary care physicians in some parts of the country is expected to worsen as millions of newly insured Americans gain coverage under the federal health care law next year. Doctors could face a backlog, and patients could find it difficult to get quick appointments. Attempts to address the provider gap have taken on increased urgency ahead of the law’s full implementation Jan. 1, but many of the potential solutions face a backlash from influential The aircraft carrying wingwalker Jane Wicker and pilot Charlie Schwenker groups or will take years moments before it crashed into the ground at the Dayton Air Show. to bear fruit. Lobbying groups reprewing, in a knife-edge with right of show center, and the crash. Wicker was from senting doctors have quesFront Royal, Va. An excerpt tioned the safety of some right wing low and the left burst into flames. Wicker and her pilot, wing high, the aircraft flew of the proposed changes, • See CRASH on A2 into the ground, just to the Charlie Schwenker, died in

Crash kills wingwalker, pilot Air show cut short by tragedy BY MIKE ULLERY Civitas Media Tragedy struck the Vectren Dayton Air Show on Saturday when a vintage Stearman bi-plane crashed in flames, killing a wingwalker and her pilot. The crash occurred at approximately 12:46 p.m. during a performance by wingwalker Jane Wicker. As her aircraft came down the show line from left to right, with Wicker dangling beneath the right

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Eight brides have worn dress originally from Troy Gown has been passed down through three generations BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer One wedding dress has withstood the test of time, passed down to eight different brides across the country over more than six decades. Beth Ann Coakley of Beverly, Mass., will wear the dress first worn by her Great-Aunt Mary Gertrude Gantz, who was married to Keith Bader in June 1949. The gown is called “the corn crop dress,” as it was purchased after a successful harvest in Troy. “In my lifetime, that’s always what it’s been called,” Coakley said. “The story is that my great grandparents had a really good harvest in the fall of ’48 — they 1 lived on a working farm, although

TROY I believe they had other jobs, too. Then in June 1949, my Great-Aunt Mary got married. The money for the dress came from the corn crop.” At a young age, Coakley was aware of the dress’s significance. A family member had compiled a collage of all the brides in the wedding dress, which at the time numbered five. Years later, Coakley took it upon herself to re-do the collage, adding the two brides who had since worn it. “I always thought, ‘If I get married, I’m going to wear the dress.’ I’m lucky it fits. It was temporarily gathered up for two of the shorter brides, but it has never been taken in or let out,” Coakley said.

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“I was told when I asked to borrow the dress to please not have it altered, in case there should be a ninth or tenth.” For Coakley, the dress provides a sense of connectedness with the women before her. “One of the parts of this whole process that’s really exciting for me is feeling like I’m developing a stronger connection with women in my family,” Coakley said. “It was really powerful for my mother to help me try the dress on and to hear her say, ‘Wow, it looks like that dress was really made for you,’ because of the way it fit. And of course it wasn’t really made for PROVIDED PHOTO me, and it wasn’t even made for Ann Coakley of my Aunt Mary — she bought it off Beth Massachusetts holds the wedthe rack. There’s something about ding dress first worn by her • See DRESS on A2 grandfatherʼs sister in Troy.

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For hundreds of ice skaters from around the nation, the Hobart Arena rink was their Broadway stage for drama, music and costumes for the U.S. Figure Skating’s National Theatre on Ice competition. It was the second time Troy and Hobart Arena hosted the nationally sanctioned event for its sixth annual national competition, which features teams performing choreographed routines to music




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■ CONTINUED FROM A1 Troy Thursday through Saturday. “Troy really knows how to roll out the red carpet,” Slack said on Friday. “It’s a huge event that brings topnotch, quality ice skating to Troy and we have heard nothing but positive things from skaters and the teams.” Approximately 876 skaters competed in novice, open, junior, adult and senior competitions featuring team skating programs to music, with and without

props. Slack said the theater on ice competition is still fairly new to the skating scene and began in Europe as a synchronized or ballet on ice competition. For 12-year-old Grace Koplin, a senior member of the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club, the National Theatre on Ice competition is a highlight of the skating season. “It’s just feeling part of a team,” Koplin said. “We get to really build up and cheer for each other. It’s a more freeing way to skate.” Koplin said she and her


■ CONTINUED FROM A1 argued they would encourage less collaboration among health professionals and suggested they could create a two-tiered health system offering unequal treatment. Bills seeking to expand the scope of practice of dentists, dental therapists, optometrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners and others have been killed or watered down in numerous states. Other states have proposed expanding student loan reimbursements, but money for doing so is tight. As fixes remain elusive, the shortfall of primary care physicians is expected to grow. Nearly one in five Americans already lives in a region designated as having a shortage of primary care physicians, and the number of doctors entering the field isn’t expected keep pace with demand. About a quarter million primary care doctors work in America now, and the Association of American Medical Colleges projects the shortage will reach almost 30,000 in two years and will grow to about 66,000 in little more than a decade. In some cases, nurses and physician assistants help fill in the gap. The national shortfall can be attributed to a number of factors: The population has both aged and become more chronically ill, while doctors and clinicians have migrated to specialty fields such as dermatology or cardiology for higher pay and better hours. The shortage is especially acute in impoverished inner cities and rural areas, where it already takes many months, years in some cases, to hire doctors, health professionals say. “I’m thinking about putting our human resources manager on the street in one of those costumes with a ‘We will hire you’ sign,” said Doni Miller, chief exec-

utive of the Neighborhood Health Association in Toledo, Ohio. One of her clinics has had a physician opening for two years. In southern Illinois, the 5,500 residents of Gallatin County have no hospital, dentist or full-time doctor. Some pay $50 a year for an air ambulance service that can fly them to a hospital in emergencies. Women deliver babies at hospitals an hour away. The lack of primary care is both a fact of life and a detriment to health, said retired teacher and community volunteer Kappy Scates of Shawneetown, whose doctor is 20 miles away in a neighboring county. “People without insurance or a medical card put off going to the doctor,” she said. “They try to take care of their kids first.” In some areas of rural Nevada, patients typically wait seven to 10 days to see a doctor. “Many, many people are not taking new patients,” said Kerry Ann Aguirre, director of business development at Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital, a 45-bed facility in Elko, a town of about 18,500 that is a four-hour drive from Reno, the nearest sizable city. Nevada is one of the states with the lowest rate per capita of active primary care physicians, along with Mississippi, Utah, Texas and Idaho, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. The problem will become more acute nationally when about 30 million uninsured people eventually gain coverage under the Affordable Care Act, which takes full effect next year. “There’s going to be lines for the newly insured, because many physicians and nurses who trained in primary care would rather practice in specialty roles,” says Dr. David Goodman of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

teammates have been practicing their Native American interpretive piece and their dramatic performance called “Life” since December. “It’s a lot of hours, but it’s totally worth it,” Koplin said. “I love the teamwork.” Fellow teammate Shelby Little, 14, of Bakersfield, Calif., said she enjoys working as a team because of the supportive nature of the sport. “You have to work all together and bring each other up,” Little said. “This is a huge deal to be here

and Hobart is a really nice rink and we’ve had fun here.” It wasn’t the first time for the team to travel to Ohio for a competition. The skating club also had competed in Strongsville. Shayna Rothenberg,16, has skated since she was 2 years old, and loves the thrill of the theater on ice competitions. “I love it because it’s a different experience than singles or pairs,” Rothenberg said. “It’s a great way to express yourself in a different way than

host the event twice shows the hospitality of Troy and the “gem” Troy has in Hobart Arena. “The main reason they said they came back to Troy is because of the positive remarks about our facility,” Siler said. “I think that speaks volumes about, not only our facility, but for our staff and the Troy Skating Club’s efforts to bring events like this here to Troy.” • For more information about Hobart Arena and its events, visit www.

Ryan and Julie Mathy, of Volo, Ill., view the cockpit of a Vietnam-era 0-2A observation aircraft on display Saturday at the Dayton Air Show at Dayton International Airport. The plane is one of less than 50 still flying in the United States. The air show was cut short Saturday, but resumes today. Tickets from Saturday will be honored today.



■ CONTINUED FROM A1 from an interview Friday by our news partners at WDTN: “Wicker says she knew the sky was hers when she took that first lesson in 1988. She became a certified pilot in 1989. “Her love of stunt flying began in ‘89 when she took a ride onboard an aerobatic Flying Circus. She spotted an ad looking for a wing walker in 1990 and her next stage of flight was born. “She became a wing walker for the Flying Circus and performed with the troupe for 12 years. “She took a break for a couple of years, but not for long. She bought her own plane in 2009 and started appearing at air shows.” Schwenker was piloting the plane when it crashed. He began flying in 1975. He began flying acrobatics in 1990, according to the Flying Circus.


Rescue personnel respond to the the site of a crash at Dayton International Airport Saturday after the Jane Wicker Wingwalking aircraft crashed during the Dayton Air Show. The remainder of Saturday’s air show was canceled. The show will resume as scheduled today. Tickets for Saturday’s show will be honored today. The chairman of the board of trustees for the Vectren Dayton Air Show,

Michael Imhoff, said in a Saturday press conference, “The performers who do perform have a very strong bond and feel a strong need to go on with the show.” The Ohio Highway Patrol and federal officials are investigating the crash.

No cause for the crash is known. Officials said that it could be months before an official cause is determined. No spectators or air show workers were injured.


■ CONTINUED FROM A1 the way the dress is cut and styled that it’s been able to fit so many of us. So we’ve started to think, ‘Is there anyone else who might wear it someday?’” In August, Coakley will marry Robert Michael Bedard, who she met at a junior high in Rhode Island where they both worked. They’re planning to incorporate some 1940s elements to the wedding to complement the dress. “(Robert) owns an antique car

from the ’40s, so we plan to use that for the wedding, at least for the photo shoot, and we’ve talked to the DJ about playing some big-band music — not that any of us know how to dance to that music anymore,” Coakley said. “But it’ll be pretty neat to go back in time.” The dress also was worn by Mary’s sister Dorothy Alice Gantz, and their three nieces Janet Gantz (now Falcone), Susan Gantz (now Coakley) and S. Barbara Gantz (now Frizzell). Janet’s daughter Barbara Falcone (Mary’s great-

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other skating competitions.” Hobart Arena director Ken Siler said the event had a “real nice turnout” and appreciated the community support. “All over the county, hotels and restaurants hosted these skaters and their families so the economic impact has been great,” Siler said Friday. “It’s great to see skaters from all over the country — Chicago, Texas, New England and California. It’s just really neat to see them enjoy our facility.“ Slack said being able to

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niece) also wore the dress, as did Mary’s daughter Beverly Bader. Five of the seven former brides will be in attendance at Coakley’s wedding. “I’m very excited to report that five former brides will be able to be there. The second bride, my GreatAunt Dorothy, unfortunately has already passed away, and my GreatAunt Mary, who was the very first bride, doesn’t travel anymore. We’ll be missing the very first generation, which is understandable,” Coakley said.

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Civic agendas • Tipp City Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. at the board office, 90 S. Tippecanoe Drive. Call 667-8444 for more information. • Covington Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. • The Covington Street Committee will meet immediately following the regular council meeting. • Brown Township Board of Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the Township Building in Conover. • The Union Township Trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Township Building, 9497 Markley Road, P.O. Box E, Laura. Call 698-4480 for more information.

• TOMBSTONE WALK: Area residents are invited to come hear five former Community residents tell their stories in Riverside Cemetery in Calendar West Milton during a cemetery walk from 5-7 p.m. CONTACT US Local people will portray these stories: Shelley Maggert as Liza Call Melody Mendenhall who lost a son Vallieu at in the Civil War, had eight 440-5265 to children and owned a large list your free farm in Garland; Bob Menker will portray Robert calendar Ewing Jennings, whose items. You family founded Pattersonʼs can send Florist; Barbara Cecil as Mary Gordon, a well-known your news by figure in the West Milton e-mail to mvallieu@civitascommunity; David Nickol as Dr. Ephraim Spitler, he was a local doctor and grandfather of Joanne Cox TUESDAY Iddings; Tom Kinsey will portray his grandfather Clarence “Pappy” Kinsey and family, • TINY TOTS: The Tiny Tots program whose farmhouse was a stop on the will meet at 6 p.m. at the Milton-Union Underground Railroad. Each of these peo- Public Library. The interactive program is ple will be portrayed at the site of their for children birth to 3 years old and their respective graves. For more information, parents and caregvivers. call Rachel Ann at (937) 698-6610, Bob at • LUNCH & LEARN: The Tipp City (937) 698-4171 or Susie at (937) 698Public Library, 11 E. Main St., hosts bi6798. The rain date is June 30. weekly Lunch and Learn sessions. This • BREAKFAST SET: The American Tuesday, bring your brown bag lunch and Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will offer an all- listen to Judy Riesser discuss gourds as you-can-eat breakfast for $6 from 8-11 an artistic medium. The program runs a.m. Items available will be eggs, bacon, from noon to 1 p.m., and the library will sausage, sausage gravy, home fries, toast, provide drinks. For more details, call (937) waffles, pancakes, French toast, biscuits, 667-3826, Ext. 216. cinnamon rolls and juice. • WORM RACES: Register your • 5K RUN: Reasons to Run and the teamʼs racer and cheer on your own slinky Miami County Park District will have a 5K speeder, decorating signs, T-shirts or anytrail run/walk at 9 a.m. Registration begins thing that will help your worm move fast at at 8 a.m. The run/walk will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Tipp City Public Library. Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 The winning worm will receive a trophy. Casstown Sidney Road, east of Piqua. Bring your own worm. All ages invited, Register online at Alliance however children 7 and under must be Registration on race day is accompanied by an adult. Register any$25. For more information, visit time or at the door. or Civic agendas • The village of West Milton Council will • NATURALIST ADVENTURE: The have its workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the Miami County Park District will have its council chambers. Naturalist Adventure Series “Up, Up and Away” program between 1-4 p.m. at WEDNESDAY Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, 1400 Tyrone Road, Troy, and learn about things • STORY HOUR: The Milton-Union that fly. Participants can fire air powered Public Library will have a summer story paper rockets with educational specialist hour at 10:30 a.m. for children kinderTim Pinkerton from the WACO Aircraft garten through second grade and 1:30 Museum. Also, learn about boomerangs, p.m. for children third through sixth grade. airplanes, butterflies, bumble bees, flying Programs include puppet shows, stories squirrels, traveling seeds and more. A rovand crafts. Contact the library at (937) ing naturalist will be on-site. Register for 698-5515 for weekly themes. the program online at www.miamicounty• MEETING SCHEDULED: The parks, email to register@miamicountyNewton Local Board of Education will or call (937) 335-6273, Ext. meet at 7 p.m. in the board education 104. There is no charge. room. The meeting was scheduled for • DISCOVERY WALK: A family discovlater this month so that the treasurer could ery walk will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Aullwood close out the Fiscal Year 2013 and have Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, that financial information ready for the Dayton. An Aullwood naturalist teacher will board to review. lead this leisurely walk along Aullwoodʼs • BLOOD DRIVE: Fletcher United trails to discover the natural delights of Methodist Church will partner with the summer. Community Blood Center to host a blood


• DINE TO DONATE: Brukner Nature Center will have a community fundraiser at Bob Evans, 1749 W. Main St., Troy, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of sales to the wildlife at Brukner Nature Center when you dine to support the cause. A flier will need to be presented at checkout. Fliers are available at the Interpretive Building, at our website www.bruknernaturecenter. com, by email info@bruknernature or by calling 937-698-6493. This is good for dine-in or carryout.


• CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listeners will meet from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Participants listen to an audio book and work on various craft projects. • STORY CORNER: Stories will be read to children from 6:30-7 p.m. in the childrenʼs area of the Milton-Union Public Library. • FINE READING: Children can come to the Milton-Union Public Library and receive $3 off their fines for every half hour of reading. • BOOK LOVERS: Book Lovers Anonymous will meet at 6 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Library. Participants will be reading and discussing “Iʼve Got Your Number,” by Sophie Kinsella. Light refreshments will be provided. • TEXAS TENDERLOIN: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will prepare Texas tenderloin sandwiches and french fries for $5 from 6-7:30 p.m. • BOOK CLUB: The Page Turners Book Club of the Tipp City Public Library, 11 E. Main St., will meet at 7 p.m. to discuss Stephen Kingʼs “Hearts in Atlantis.” This book, along with next monthʼs selection of “Safe Haven” by Nicholas Sparks, are available behind the circulation desk at the library. For more details, call (937) 667-3826, Ext. 216. • BOOK CLUB: Do you enjoy reading good books, banned books or books you get to choose? Hang out with friends at 2 p.m. at the Tipp City Public Library and talk about what you liked or didnʼt like during the Unrequired Reading Book Club. The first book of the summer is “Go Ask Alice,” by Anonymous. Pick up a copy in the library basement, The Vault. Students in grades ninth through 12th only may participate.

drive from 3-7 p.m. in the church activity room, 2055 Walnut St., Fletcher. Everyone who registers to donate will be automatically be entered into a drawing to win a Harley Davidson Road King Classic motorcycle, and will receive a free “King of the Road Summer Blood Drive” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment to donate online at • BOOKMOBILE IN PARK: The Miami County Park District will host the TroyMiami County Bookmobile at 2 p.m. at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, 1400 Tyrone Road, Troy. The theme of this visit by the Bookmobile is “Animals that Dig.” Join a park district naturalist on a walkabout where we will learn about animals that dig. Then meet back at the Bookmobile to check out some books and enjoy story time. All ages are invited. Register for the program online at www.miamicountyparks, email to or call (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104. There is no charge. • WIGGLE AND JIGGLE: Wiggle, Jiggle, Jump for 2ʼs will be offered at 10:30 a.m. at the Tipp City Public Library. Have fun with music, movement and stories. The event is limited to 15 children aged 24-35 months accompanied by an adult. Registration required.


• TIE-DYE: Tie-Dye Day at the MiltonUnion Public Library will be at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for children up to fifth grade. Bring in T-shirts, pillow cases or whatever you want and create your own stylish ensemble. Remember to wear old clothing. • TACO SALADS: The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will prepare taco salads for $4 and cookies two for 50 cents. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5. • MOVIE NIGHT: At 7 p.m., the Tipp City Public Library, 11 E. Main St., will host Book to Movie Night, featuring the movie “Hearts in Atlantis” (PG-13). Bring a cozy lawn chair or blanket, popcorn will be provided. For more details, call (937) 6673826, Ext. 216. • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning discovery walk for adults will be from 8-9:30 a.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Tom Hissong, education coordinator, will lead walkers as they experience the wonderful seasonal changes taking place. Bring binoculars.

Public health office offers HIV testing day Miami County Public Health is sponsoring a free HIV testing day Thursday. The event will from 811 a.m. and 1-5 p.m. at the public health clinic in the Hobart Center, 510 W. Water St. No appointment is necessary for the free test. Everyone who comes in for the free and confidential test will be entered to win a Kindle Fire HD. HIV testing enables individuals to become aware of their health status and to take appropriate precautions to preserve their health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, the precursor to AIDS. They also estimate that one in five people with HIV do not even know they have it. Nearly 50,000 Americans become infected with HIV each year. The CDC and Miami County Public Health recommend that everyone age 13-64 get the free HIV test to know their status. Although everyone should be tested, people who have unprotected sex or share


WHAT: Free HIV testing for National HIV Testing Day. Results are confidential HOW: Swab inside of mouth. Results in 20 minutes WHEN: 8-11 a.m. and 1-5 p.m. Thursday. No appointments, walkins welcome WHERE: Miami County Public Health, 510 W Water St., Troy, or call (937) 573-3518 WHO: Everyone ages 13-64 needles are at a higher risk for HIV. Miami County Health Commissioner Chris Cook encourages everyone to stop in June 27 for the free test. “It’s a quick swab inside the mouth and in about 20 minutes you know your status,” Cook said. “It’s completely confidential and we offer educational material if folks are interested.”

There is no safe and effective cure for HIV. However, with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled. Treatment for HIV is often called antiretroviral therapy (ART). It can dramatically prolong the lives of many people infected with HIV and lower their chance of infecting others. Before the introduction of ART in the mid-1990s, people with HIV could progress to AIDS in just a few years. Today, someone diagnosed with HIV and treated before the disease is far advanced can have a nearly normal life expectancy. Cook also said AIDS cases in Ohio are high compared to the rest of the nation. “CDC numbers show that Ohio ranks 14th highest in the nation in cumulative reported AIDS cases since the disease was discovered,” he said. “We want to get more people tested so they can be treated and make better decisions about their safety and those around them.”

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EDITORIAL ROUNDUP Tampa (Fla.) Tribune on rare good news in Iran: To Westerners, so weary of the carefully cultivated arrogance and belligerence of Iran’s outgoing president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the fact that a genuinely moderate cleric, Hassan Rouhani, will succeed him can only be taken as encouraging news. What’s somewhat surprising is that Iran’s all-powerful religious establishment even permitted Rouhani to be on Friday’s ballot in the first place. His opponents were all ultra-conservative. And yet Rouhani won a surprisingly easy victory, sending a clear signal — actually, a sharp rebuke — to Ayatollah ali Khamenei that regardless of his unbridled political power, the Iranian people have their own priorities. A much better life is probably at the top of their list, along with better relations with the rest of the world. But can the hoped-for changes actually happen? Iran’s economy is in shambles, largely because of sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies, and there are no easy solutions, especially if Iran maintains its quest for nuclear weapons, which Rouhani has defended in the past. Tehran would have to sharply change direction, and it’s hard to imagine the ayatollah allowing that to happen, even in the face of last week’s election results. The White House was so pleased with Rouhani’s victory that it immediately called on the ayatollah and his associates to “heed the will of the Iranian people.” Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said he was organizing an urgent summit of Arab and other Islamic states to discuss the situation. You can’t assess the situation in Syria without also considering the implications of Iran’s election results, and that makes Rouhani’s triumph all the more intriguing. Kansas City Star on Syrian rebels needing more aid from the U.S.: The tragedy that Syria has become, with more than 93,000 deaths since rebels began challenging dictator Bashar Assad, is about to get more direct U.S. involvement. President Barack Obama has been understandably reluctant to entangle the U.S. more deeply in another Middle East hotspot. The second-guessing has begun on whether the U.S. is acting too late. But some form of stepped-up intervention is called for. Assad, who once contemplated a career as a London-educated optometrist, has instead followed in his late father’s footsteps as a brutal leader. Syrians first rose up against him as peaceful protesters in early 2011 and have been subjected to horrendous attacks daily in what grew into civil war. As rebel factions struggled, radical Islamist elements of the Syrian resistance, including an offshoot of al-Qaida in Iraq, have gained ground and power. The U.S. is correctly concerned any U.S. weapons must not end up in the hands of the Islamists, and finding the right rebels to arm is not simple. The warfare is complicated by Syrian allies, particularly Iran — which helps arm Hezbollah and Syria — Russia and others. The U.S. role, aided by European allies and Israel, is still to be determined. Stepping up to stop the massacre of civilians by chemical warfare is a moral and just effort. But just how far that defense goes is a calculation that war-wary Americans must hear about in detail from the president soon. A sustained international effort to broker a peace and support a future Syrian government post-Assad that shares power among the divergent religious sects holds the best hope for resolution.

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There are no ‘good guys’ in the console wars Make no mistake, kids. There are no good guys in this war. Just equally shady massive corporations trying to find the best way to pocket your money with the least amount of regard for your own wants, needs and rights possible. But in the past two weeks since this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) — which really could have been called “XBox One vs. Playstation 4, Round One” — both Microsoft and Sony have done everything possible to look like a gamer’s best friend, and they’ve managed to fool a lot of impressionable people. Before E3 even happened, much was publicized about the next generation of video game consoles — with a heavy, heavy focus on whether they would employ some kind of second-hand-games-blocking mechanism and whether they would force users to always be online to play them. Microsoft outlined its policies the week before: yes, you need to go online once every 24-hour period; yes, your games — even ones you buy physical discs of, will be tied to your user account and no, you couldn’t freely trade in your used games … but you could only once if the publisher of that specific game chooses to allow you to. Most of these moves by Microsoft

Josh Brown Troy Daily News Sunday Columnist were made because it’s trying to speed up the inevitable and abandon physical discs altogether, rushing console gaming into the all-digital future that is, one day, coming. Sony saw all of this — and, more specifically, the angry gamers’ reaction to it — and put all of its own plans to do many of the same things on the back burner. It finished off its E3 press conference showing off the PS4’s capabilities with a direct shot at Microsoft, saying that you could freely trade in used games or lend them to friends just as you can do right now on the PS3 and the XBox 360, and saying that the PS4 would not require an always-online Internet connection to work, or daily check-ins of any kind. It was a mic-drop moment for Sony, and it easily drew the biggest

positive crowd reaction and the most coverage in the following week. If you think Sony is on your side, my fellow gamers, you’re gravely mistaken. Back in January, Sony patented its own tech that would have tied games to user accounts, effectively killing the ability to play used games. They’ve simply paid attention to the everything that’s been said since and decided that their best bet to sell systems was to not implement it. But they still left the door open, saying that it would be up to the individual game publishers whether they want to block the sale of used games. Gamers didn’t pay attention to that, though. They just saw the end of Sony’s E3 presser and hopped on the bandwagon. Then, just this week, Microsoft — after looking at how many preorders the XBox One has sold in comparison to the PS4 — went back on everything it said it was going to do and ditched its used games-blocking and daily online check-in ideas. Now the XBox One will only require an Internet connection as a first-use set-up measure, and now disc-based games will behave exactly like they do on the XBox 360 in that you can buy and sell them used an unlimited

number of times. If you think Microsoft did this because it was listening to your concerns, my fellow gamers, you’re gravely mistaken. Cliff Bleszinski, the lead developer responsible for the XBox’s best exclusive series, Gears of War, tweeted that, “SONY forced Microsoft’s hand, not the Internet whining” the day Microsoft backpedaled. And he’s entirely right. He added, “The nature of capitalism encourages competition, and Sony played into that.” And then Microsoft played right back — and how about that? The XBox One preorders not only caught up to the PS4 on, they straight passed them. It’s not about what we want to them. Not about who has our interests at heart. Because if that were the case, there would be no new consoles coming at all. So if you’re going to buy only one of the two new consoles based on who the good guy is, just save your money. Because neither of them are listening to you … just the sound of that cash rustling in your pockets.


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In this June 4 photo, Terrell Jordan stirs twenty pounds of pasta with a big paddle in the kitchen of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries, in Cleveland. The kitchen serves four homeless shelters, including the shelter at 2100 Lakeside, the kitchen's former home.

Ohio kitchen trains felons, feeds shelters CLEVELAND (AP) — Culinary instructor Mark Jasinski, using an overhead projector and a laser pointer, explains to a class of excons how to skin a freshwater eel. “You put the eel on a cutting board, take a nail and pound it through the eye socket, bam!” he says. “Now that you’ve got the eel secured to the cutting board, you pull that leathery skin off.” One week, the class was on seafood. Another week, meat. “Tomorrow, gentlemen, you’re going to shuck and eat an oyster,” Jasinski says, dismissing the class. Between classroom quizzes and lectures, it’s hands-on dicing, chopping, mixing, cooking and baking in a big, new kitchen at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, which prepares up to 1,700 hot meals a day and trucks them to poor people living in shelters. The central kitchen that serves other agencies and the culinary program are new ventures by the nonprofit social-service agency. It trains only people with felony records. “They have to have a criminal background. That’s a requirement,” said Bryan Mauk, director of social enterprise at the agency. Melvin McCornell, 46, who lives in a halfway house, is one of 28 students in the program. His rap sheet includes drug trafficking, aggravated theft and five years behind bars. “Yes, I did some bad things in the past,” he said. “But this is what I do now. I don’t run with the same crowd anymore. I’m reconnecting with my family.” McCornell has learned

leader and loved spending time with his family, and loved being a granddad to his five grandchildren. Tom will be missed and remembered by his loving wife, Ruth (Fessler) Walsh; children Kevin and Dava Walsh of Greenwood, Ind., and Tara Colleen Rhea of Troy; grandchildren, Connor Michael Walsh, Chloe Marie Walsh, Colleen Lee Rhea, Caroline Lacy Rhea and Cady Lauren Rhea; sister, Martha “Martyʼ Campbell of Dayton; and brothers, Michael Walsh of Dayton and James Stafford of Waynesville. He was preceded in death by his son, Trevor Lee Walsh; and brother, Patrick Walsh. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 409 E. Main St., Troy. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy. Online memories may be left for the family at

TROY — Thomas Lee Walsh, age 79, of Troy, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, at his home. He was born April 11, 1934, in Dayton, Ohio, to his parents, Thomas WALSH Lawrence Walsh and Josephine (Crowl) WalshStafford. Tom graduated from Oakwood High School Class of 1952 and the University of Dayton in 1964 with a bachelorʼs degree in business. On May 26, 1962, he married Ruth Eleanor Fessler in Oakwood and together they shared a life for 51 years. Tom owned and operated Circle City Logistics, Indianapolis, Ind, and retired from the air cargo industry after 30 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a member of the Korean War Veterans Association, Western Ohio Chapter, Piqua. Tom was a former member of the Sertoma Club of Dayton, Troy Fish and Game, and the American Legion. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed classic cars, enduro motorcycles and coaching youth sports. He was a Boy Scout


Head chef Matt Barnes, left, jokes with Ames Phillips as Phillips prepares the evening meals for the homeless in the kitchen of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries, in Cleveland. The kitchen serves four homeless shelters, including the shelter at 2100 Lakeside, the kitchenʼʼs former home. how to sear a duck, gut a cod and dress a turkey. He’s gotten high marks for his knife skills and extra credit for deep-frying a Snickers candy bar. With a felony record, McCornell normally would have a hard time landing a job, but the program has already placed six of its graduates in restaurants or catering businesses, so he’s hopeful. “I’ll graduate in August, and I’ll be a cook,” he said. “My mind is made up. I’m making changes. I’m trying to excel and do my best here.” The culinary program came to life with the recent move by Lutheran Metro from its long-time headquarters in the Ohio City area to a renovated building with large, airy space. With the bigger space,

the agency was able to build a kitchen with industrial ovens, heavy-duty stoves, walk-in coolers and a mechanized cauldron that can hold 30 gallons of soup at one time. The kitchen, which operates on an $800,000 annual budget, employs nine people full-time, including chefs, truck drivers and support staff. Matt Barnes, a veteran cook and graduate of a culinary arts school in Pittsburgh, is the head chef. “We try to get away from canned products,” he said, noting the kitchen’s stock of fresh vegetables and meats. One week’s main dishes included leg of lamb, cashew chicken, baked turkey, spaghetti and sloppy joes. The hot meals are loaded onto two trucks and deliv-

ered to four social-service agencies three times a day a men’s shelter, a women’s shelter, a halfway house for men and a youth shelter. The agencies pay Lutheran Metro for the food service. Mauk is hoping to expand the program to serve other shelters and agencies that help the poor. “We could do 3,000 meals a day,” he said. Lutheran Metro’s new space, the Richard Sering Center, named after its late founder, includes administrative offices for its 80member staff. The 44-year-old agency raised more than $7 million to buy and renovate the building, which had been a glove factory. The money was pooled from federal, state and local grants, foundation grants and private donations.

Ally, Caite, Gunnar, Gracie, Aimee, Hank, Jackie, J.C., Gabrielle, Samantha, Jack, Katie and Nick. Kathleen was a longtime parishioner of St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus Church in Covington. Private services were held by the family with burial at Highland Cemetery, in Covington. Memorial contributions may be made in Kathleenʼs memory to The J.R. Clarke Public Library, 102 E. Spring St., Covington, OH 45318, Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 W. Olentangy St., Powell, OH 43065, or call (614)792-1471, was in charge of arrangements Please visit www. rutherfordfuneralhomes. com to send condolences to the family.

POWELL — Kathleen Marie Girouard, 81, of Powell, Ohio, and formerly a longtime resident of Covington, passed away at her home Sunday, June 16, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Born in St. Louis, Mo., she was the widow of the late Dr. Robert L. Girouard. Kathleen is survived by her children, Paul J. Girouard of Piqua, Regina (Michael) GirouardNikolas of Ave Maria, Fla., Michele (Al) Zekas of Mason, Ohio, Richard N. Girouard of Charlotte, N.C., Denise (Eric) Hammond of Littleton, Colo., Robert J. (Christine) Girouard of Charlotte, N.C., Michael J. (Sarah Carder) Girouard of Charlotte, Nicole (Dr. Robert) Toscano of Powell, Ohio, Daniel J. (Elizabeth) Girouard of Cary, N.C.; and her grandchildren, Brett, Dane, Lisa,

FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Eleanor A. Mospens TIPP CITY — Eleanor A. Mospens, age 86, of Tipp City, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Hospice of Dayton. Private family services are being held. Services entrusted to Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, Tipp City.

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Game of polo thrives on rural Cincinnati farm One could easily spend tens of thousands of dollars on horses, trucks, trailers, saddles, bridles, fuel and so on. Even a polo mallet runs $125, and you’ll need more than one. Potter is quick to add, though, that the club tries to make the sport accessible by leasing horses to players who don’t own any. Even so, players can figure on dipping into their disposable income; up-to-date medical insurance is also advisable. The club’s dozen or so members include executives from Procter & Gamble Co. and Kroger Co., an emergency-room doctor, a business consultant, a high-school student and a minister. But occupations don’t matter once players mount ponies and start bumping and grinding for position while

swinging 4-foot-long mallets to knock a white ball into a goal. “It’s an addictive sport,” says Potter, 56, an account executive for a chemical company. “It’s dangerous, it’s exciting, it’s fast, it’s an adrenaline rush.” Whoa, back up. It’s dangerous? Frank Wilkens, 58, whose family owns Wilshire Farms, began playing polo at age 9.

“Nine concussions, multiple (broken) ribs, multiple broken bones,” he says, rattling off his injuries over five decades. “Nothing major. I guess the worst I did was break the top of my femur.” For almost three decades, the club played on his family’s farm in Deerfield Township. Encroaching development led the family to sell that property in 1999. The club

soon disbanded. Potter stopped playing to spend more time with his wife and family. Then three years ago, with his children off to college, he helped re-establish the club. In the past few years, matches were held at Miami Meadows Park in Clermont County’s Miami Township. A tournament there in September 2010 drew nearly 1,000 people.

Concerns about wear and tear on the park’s field, though, led township trustees to approve only a few matches last year. This year, play moves to Wilshire Farms. Wilkens bought the property in 2001 intending to host polo matches someday. The farm has a large indoor arena, and he hopes to have an outdoor field ready by July 30. 40138637

CINCINNATI (AP) — Prince Charles was not on the premises. Nor did any other royals make their way to Wilshire Farms for a recent Cincinnati Polo Club scrimmage. We point this out because polo has been referred to as “the sport of kings,” few of whom have been known to hang out in rural Clermont County — or anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati, for that matter. Yet polo has found a home here on a 60acre farm about 10 miles east of Milford. “They call it the sport of kings for a reason. It’s an expensive sport,” says club President Keith Potter, who many years ago sold his wife’s Corvette in order to buy his first polo pony. (Yes, he had her permission.)

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Don’t want mug shot online? Then pay up Sites will delete photos, for a price BY ADAM GELLER Associated Press After more than seven years and a move 2,800 miles across the country, Christopher Jones thought he’d left behind reminders of the arrest that capped a bitter break-up. That was, until he searched the Internet last month and came face-to-face with his 2006 police mug shot. The information below the photo, one of millions posted on commercial website, did not mention that the apartment Jones was arrested for burglarizing was the one he’d recently moved out of, or that Florida prosecutors decided shortly afterward to drop the case. But, otherwise, the digital media artist’s run-in with the law was there for anyone, anywhere, to see. And if he wanted to erase the evidence, says Jones, now a resident of Livermore, Calif., the site’s operator told him it would cost $399. Jones said he was angered by the terms of the offer, but no more so than scores of other people across the country discovering that past arrests — many for charges eventually dismissed or that resulted in convictions later expunged — make them part of an unwilling, but potentially enormous customer base for a fast-proliferating number of mug shot web sites. With a business model built on the strengths of technology, the weaknesses of human nature and the reach of the First Amendment, the sites are proving that in the Internet age, old assumptions about people’s ability to put the past behind them no longer apply. The sites, some charging fees exceeding $1,000 to “unpublish” records of multiple arrests, have prompted lawsuits in Ohio and Pennsylvania by people


Phillip Kaplan sits outside the house in Toledo June 3 where he was arrested in June 2011. He was originally charged for failure to disperse during a party, but his case was dismissed. A lawsuit filed on Kaplanʼs behalf does not go after websites for posting police booking photos. Instead, it accuses the sites of violating Ohioʼs publicity rights law by wrongfully using peopleʼs images for commercial purposes. Scott Ciolek, the lawyer, said he[s fielded more than 20 calls a day from people interested in joining the suit since filing it in December 2012. whose mug shots they posted for a global audience. They also have sparked efforts by legislators in Georgia and Utah to pass laws making it easier to remove arrest photos from the sites without charge or otherwise curb the sites. But site operators and critics agree that efforts to rein them in treads on uncertain legal ground, made more complicated because some sites hide their ownership and location and purport to operate from outside the U.S. “The First Amendment gives people the right to do this,” said Marc G. Epstein, an attorney in Hallandale, Fla. who said he represents the operator of, which lists an address on the Caribbean island of Nevis. “I don’t think there was ever a First Amendment that contemplated the permutations of communication that we have now.” Operators of some sites say they’re performing a public service, even as they seek profit. “I absolutely believe that a parent, for instance, has a right to know if their kid’s coach has been arrested… I think the public has a right to know that and I feel they

Ciolek said. The mug shot sites are just the latest ventures harnessing the Internet to aggregate information that previously would have taken considerable time, trouble or expense for ordinary people to uncover. That power underlies sites like, which compiles genealogical information including birth and death certificates, census and immigration records and other public documents in a forum that makes it much easier than previously possible for Americans to trace their family roots. Arrest records are also widely considered to be public information and have long been collected by reporters making the rounds of police stations and courthouses. But before the advent of the web, an arrest on a charge of, say, disorderly conduct might have been printed in a local newspaper’s police blotter and then mostly been forgotten. The mug shot sites’ operators use “web-scraping” programs to easily collect information from scores of police websites and as a Texas lawsuit filed by one site operator against anoth-

have a right to know that easily, accessibly and not having to go to a courthouse,” said Arthur D’Antonio III, CEO of, a Nevadabased site that started in early 2012 and now claims a database of more than 10 million arrest photos. But critics are skeptical. “I can’t find any public interest that’s served if you are willing to take it (a mug shot) down if I give you $500. Then what public interest are you serving?,” said Roger Bruce, a state representative from the Atlanta area who authored a law, set to take effect July 1, requiring sites to remove photos free for those arrested in Georgia if they can show that charges have since been dismissed. Scott Ciolek, a Toledo lawyer who last year brought suit against four sites on behalf of two Ohioans dismayed to find their arrest photos online, said the mug shot publishers are taking advantage of people’s embarrassment to unfairly squeeze them for profit. “The individuals who are victims of these extortions want as little attention on them as possible, if you know what I’m saying,”

er shows, sometimes even to snatch those same photos from competitors. What used to be strictly local is now global, and a new tension results: Release of information widely regarded as necessarily public is, in aggregated form, viewed as potentially violating privacy. “Certainly the world has changed in terms of the accessibility of historical information,” said Jeff Hermes, director of the Digital Media Law Project at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. “My concern is that efforts to create a so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ run the risk of becoming laws that allow individuals to edit history, and that’s dangerous, especially if it winds up being applied to public governmental records.” But some of those whose photos have turned up on the sites say charging people to erase the evidence of an arrest is abusive. Phillip Kaplan, one of the two people who brought the Ohio lawsuit, said he thought he had moved past the embarrassment of June 2011 when police, responding to complaints of a loud porchfront party he was attending during the city’s Old West End festival, charged him with failure to disperse. Kaplan, who is 35, said he declined an offer by prosecutors to plead guilty to a lesser charge, and eventually the case was dismissed. In the meantime, though, Kaplan walked into a convenience store to find his mug shot on the cover of the weekly Buckeyes Behind Bars, alongside the headline “Hot Summer for Sex Offenders.” The publication says on its website that it charges $59 to those who’ve been arrested and want to avoid having their photo printed. Soon after, friends told him his mug shot was published on some of the online sites and later he was asked about the arrest during a job interview. Kaplan said he understands the value to the public of publishing arrest photos, particularly for sexual predators. “That makes

sense,” he said, but not for lesser charges. “I mean, should there be a jaywalkers’ directory?” Jones, whose April 2006 arrest by sheriff’s deputies near Orlando, Fla., turned up online, said he suspects the availability of his mug shot might be affecting his search for employment. “I’ve been putting out so many resumes and people’s reactions are just funny. They’re really excited, they’ve seen my resume somewhere and then all of a sudden it’s like I have an infectious disease,” said Jones, who is 34 and now a college student in California. The lawsuit filed on Kaplan’s behalf, though, does not go after the websites for posting the photos. Instead, it accuses the sites of violating Ohio’s publicity rights law by wrongfully using people’s images for purposes. commercial Ciolek, the lawyer, said he’s fielded more than 20 calls a day from people interested in joining the suit since filing it last December. A separate suit by a Sicklerville, N.J., man, Daryoush Taha, filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia in December, charges that officials in Bucks County, Pa., failed to remove a 1998 mug shot taken after police intervened in a parking lot dispute between Taha and his girlfriend. Taha accepted placement into a program Accelerated called Rehabilitative Disposition and after completing community service in 2000 his record was automatically expunged. But his photo remained on the jail website and in 2011 was republished by “Listen, the whole purpose behind having your records expunged is to give you a second opportunity when you make a mistake,” said Alan Denenberg, the lawyer for Taha in the suit against police, other agencies and the website. But Denenberg said that while he had served the suit on a Delaware firm that registered as a limited liability corporation in the state, he has no idea who owns the website or where it operates.

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Gettysburg offers lessons Battlefield medicine rooted in Civil War innovations GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — As gunshots ravaged the bodies of tens of thousands of soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg, military doctors responded with a method of treatment that is still the foundation of combat medicine today. Union Army Maj. Dr. Jonathan Letterman is remembered as the father of battlefield medicine for his Civil War innovations. He realized that organizing the medical corps was a key for any battle. “For military medicine, in particular, the lessons that Letterman gave us are as true today as they were then,” said retired Lt. Gen. Ronald Ray Blanck, the former surgeon general for the U.S. Army. Before the war, medical supplies were handled by regular quartermaster wagons, Blanck said, meaning they had to compete with “beans and bullets.” The situation was so bad that, in some early Civil War battles, the wounded were left on the field for days, subject to the mercy of untrained troops and civilians. In 1862, Letterman began to create an ambulance corps and three tiers of field hospitals: at the battlefield for simple wound dressing, nearby for emergency surgery and behind the battle lines for long-

term care and recovery. Dale Smith, a professor of military history at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Md., said Letterman’s innovations were so successful that Prussian and English observers wrote home to praise the system. “There’s never been any question that he changed military medicine internationally,” Smith said. But the Battle of Gettysburg was 150 years ago, and some have wondered how that could possibly be relevant for doctors in Iraq and Afghanistan, said George Wunderlich, director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Md. Wunderlich recalled that about 10 years ago, a military member remarked that it was a shame the Civil War “has nothing to do with what we do today” with battlefield medicine. But after Wunderlich told him how Civil War doctors resolved problems with transportation, training and even corruption, the man asked Wunderlich if those topics could be turned into a one-day course. Another man who complained that the Civil War training sessions were “unrealistic” called Wunderlich later after responding to Hurricane Katrina, where moving supplies was


In this May 24 photo, Richard Baldino, right, accompanied by Dave Morris, both portraying army surgeons with the 2nd Division 11th Corps Army of Potomac, examines an amputation set at the George Spangler Farm that served as a field hospital during the Civil War, in Gettysburg, Pa. As gunshots ravaged the bodies of tens of thousands of soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg, military doctors responded with a method of treatment that is still the foundation of combat medicine today. slow and difficult and even some cell towers were down. “He says, ‘I’m so sorry. I’m in 1862 down here and now I get it,’” Wunderlich recalled. Now, more than 5,500 military members and emergency responders have attended history courses run by the Museum of Civil War Medicine. The classes are designed to get people to think about how decisions get made in combat or crisis, and some are taught on battlefields at Gettysburg and Antietam. The courses include topics such as courage and innovation;

for washing bed sheets and letting in plenty of fresh air and sunlight. But the biggest benefits of Civil War medicine may have come in the decades after the war, Wunderlich said. The young doctors and medics who had witnessed so much horror and saved so many lives went on to become leaders in many communities, pushing for public health reforms in major cities. “Those people never stopped practicing medicine,” Wunderlich said. “The benefit to the public was immediate.”

Wunderlich said the museum also works to dispel many myths about Civil War medicine. The battles and wounds were certainly horrible, but anesthesia using chloroform or ether was involved in more than 95 percent of all major operations, he said. And while doctors didn’t yet understand exactly what germs were, they had noticed that patients did better when certain folklore was practiced. So while military camps were known for being filthy, hospitals followed strict rules

artillery and its effects; evacuation; and stress and fatigue. Some of the lessons are subtle. For example, instead of just inspecting hospitals and his staff, Letterman sat beside Union General George McClellan during pre-battle meetings to better predict where to station ambulances and doctors. “These are the kinds of things that come out from thinking about history,” Blanck said. “The battles are won or lost on the creativity of the medical officer and the support of the commander.”


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

Via, Groff battling again for City title

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“Consistency” definitely describes Brad Via when it comes to the Troy City Championship. Nine victories in a row before last year prove that. But Via also knows that Ryan Groff has a penchant for comebacks. And both men put a little of what they are known for on display Saturday during the first round of this year’s City Championship at Miami Shores Golf Course. Via shot matching 35s to take the championship

flight lead with a 70, while Groff made a huge rally on the back nine to cut the gap to one before the end of the day. Groff shot 39 on the front nine and was four shots back, but a 32 on the back nine — tied for the best nine-hole score one the day — got him down to a 71 heading into today’s final round. Last year, Groff was in fifth place with a 74 after the first round while Via led with a 70. But a second-round 66 by Groff gave

him a 140-141 victory to prevent Via from winning a 10th straight title. Jon Brading sits in third after Saturday with a 73, Jason Thompson is fourth with a 75 and Justin Weber is fifth with a 77. Tom Stickrod — who also shot a 32 on the back nine — leads the super seniors flight with an opening-round 72. Brent Adkins is one shot back at 73, Brent Flinn is in third with a 74 and Doug Willoughby is in fourth at 75. Rick Szabo and Tom Ashman are tied for the lead in the seniors flight at 75, with Craig Stammen

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one shot back in third at 76. After that there is some separation, as Chris Boehringer and Kent Walpole are tied for fourth with 81. Ray Stuchell leads the first flight by three strokes with a 76, Jeff Bacon and Jim Rohr are tied for third at 79 and Jackie Chen is in fourth with an 80. Allen May holds a two-stroke lead in the second flight with an 83, Dennis Tubbs is in second with an 85 and Eric Collier and Tam Coffield are tied for third with 86. The tournament finishes up today at Miami Shores.

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Post 43’s streak ends at 5 Troy drops 2 Friday, bounces back Saturday Staff Reports Coming in on a five-game winning streak, Troy Post 43 had plans for a big weekend. Friday night spoiled those. And while Post 43 (18-9) was able to rebound with a 17-5 drubbing of Brookville (Ind.) on Saturday, a pair of losses to Ottawa and Richmond (Mich.) on Friday night to kick off the Haustetter Memorial Tournament in Richmond, Ind. halted the team’s momentum and ruined any plans of a championship appearance today. “We were looking for a breakout weekend this weekend,” Troy Post 43 coach Frosty Brown said. “But it didn’t happen that way.” Instead, five errors in the first game Friday against Ottawa happened — and led to an 11-4 loss.


and first since May 22, 2010. “You hate to lose it like that,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “Of late, we’ve lost quite a few of them like that. It seemed like Chapman was overthrowing some today.” Brad Ziegler (4-1) replaced Heath Bell after Bruce’s second home run and earned the win. Gerardo Parra hit a two-run homer for Arizona. Bell, who had converted nine straight saves, came on in the

Ottawa scored three in the top of the first, but Garrett Mitchell hit a solo homer in the bottom of the inning and made it seem like Post 43 had some fight in it after all. But a five-run fifth by Ottawa put the game away. Troy scored three in the bottom of the sixth, but by then it was far too late. “They had four straight hits to start off the ballgame, and we made some mental mistakes on some cutoffs and holding runners on,” Brown said. “This was just a ballgame that got away from us.” In Friday’s late game against Richmond, Post 43 gave up four in the first and five more in the third and never contended. Mitchell — who went 3 for 4 with a homer in the Ottawa game — was 2 for 3 and Evan Bowling was 3 for 3 in the game, combining for five of the team’s six total hits in the game. “It was a tough night all around,” Brown said. “We just went out and basically played the same game as earlier. I can’t explain it other than by saying it was completely unlike us. We didn’t play well at all.” Troy bounced back a little on

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Arizona Diamondbacks Miguel Montero, right, scores the game-winning run after a Jason Kubel hit a two-run walkoff single to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Saturday in Phoenix.

Heartbreaking loss Kubel’s two-run single in 9th beats Reds, 4-3 PHOENIX (AP) — Jason Kubel’s legs are feeling better and the Arizona Diamondbacks are reaping the benefits. Kubel hit a two-run single in the ninth inning to rally the Diamondbacks past Aroldis Chapman and the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Saturday night for their fourth straight victory. “It’s just being comfortable,” said Kubel, who missed two weeks this season with a strained left quadriceps. “I’m not searching or cheating on pitches. I finally feel like I have

two legs under me and I’m using them now.” Kubel’s big hit came shortly after Jay Bruce’s second home run of the game gave the Reds a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth. Paul Goldschmidt lined a leadoff single in the bottom half that deflected off the glove of first baseman Joey Votto and into right field. Chapman (3-3) then issued consecutive walks to Miguel Montero and Cody Ross. With the infield drawn in, Kubel singled over second base for his third career game-ending hit

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’Hawks grab edge Lead series 3-2 after Game 5 win

Is Tour still worth taking seriously? Ahead of its 100th running starting next Saturday, the Tour de France remains a fantastic idea. Asking riders to pedal around Western Europe’s largest country and up and down some of its tallest mountains for three weeks is still zany and whimsical enough to be interesting. But is the Tour still worth taking seriously as a sports event? See Page A9.

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane scored two goals, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 to take a 3-2 lead in the Stanley Cup finals on Saturday night. Dave Bolland added an empty netter from center ice with 13.6 seconds left, and the Blackhawks moved within a win of their second championship in four years. They’ll try to wrap it up at Boston on Monday. In a series that’s seen three AP PHOTO games go to overtime, this one Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy (8) celebrates with had its tense moments and both center Jonathan Toews (19) and defenseman Duncan Keith (2) after teams were without star players scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins in the second period dur- down the stretch. Boston’s Patrice Bergeron ing Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals Saturday in Chicago.

skated gingerly off the ice in the second period and was taken by ambulance to a hospital with an undisclosed injury, a huge blow for the Bruins. Chicago’s Jonathan Toews, meanwhile, sat out the third period after getting clobbered by Johnny Boychuk late in the second. The Blackhawks still had enough to get by, with Kane scoring in each of the first two periods. Now Chicago is one win away from the title, while the Bruins will need to force a seventh game if they’re going to keep their hopes alive for a second Cup in three seasons.

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Allmendinger holds on for win ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Team owner Roger Penske gave AJ Allmendinger a second chance. Now they both have a trophy to show for it and, perhaps, the foundation of a rebuilt racing career. Allmendinger took the lead from Justin Allgaier with seven laps to go in regulation, AP PHOTO then didn’t get rattled AJ Allmendinger (22) leads on his way to winning the through a late restart and two NASCAR Nationwide series Johnsonville Sausage 200 nerve-testing green-whiterace at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc. Saturday. checkered overtime finishes,

holding on to win Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America. Afterward, he expressed appreciation for Penske, the team owner who originally let him go last season after he was suspended for violating NASCAR’s substance abuse policy. “It’s just meant the world to me,” Allmendinger said. “This was the only way I could repay him. I was trying so

hard out there and, at times, probably over-trying.” Allgaier finished second, followed by Parker Kligerman, Owen Kelly and Sam Hornish Jr. Allgaier won a road course race at Montreal last season but still tipped his cap to Allmendinger’s road racing skills. “I’m still not a road racer, I can assure you of that,” Allgaier said. “Just watching

AJ in front of me and seeing some of the places he was able to get away from me on that last green-white-checkered, I still have some stuff to learn.” It’s Allmendinger’s first win in NASCAR, but not his first at Road America. He won at the four-mile road course in Central Wisconsin in 2006, racing in the Champ Car Series. “It’s my favorite track now,” Allmendinger said.

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Is Tour de France worth taking seriously after controversy? PARIS (AP) — Ahead of its 100th running starting next Saturday, the Tour de France remains a fantastic idea. Asking riders to pedal around Western Europe’s largest country and up and down some of its tallest mountains for three weeks is still zany and whimsical enough to be interesting. But is the Tour still worth taking seriously as a sports event? The fall of Lance Armstrong in the past year, along with other dopers who ruined the credibility of cycling and its showcase race, has opened that question to debate like never before. From the outset in 1903, when journalist Geo Lefevre and his editor Henri Desgrange, hatched the idea of an endurance race around France to boost sales of their newspaper, L’Auto, the Tour has always been part-publicity stunt, part-genuine sporting contest. Then, as now, it sucked in spectators with the theater both gruesome and inspiring of men made to suffer on bicycles. And even now, at the sport’s nadir, the Tour’s essential charms to fans and sponsors remain the same: roads, mountains, the beauty of France and men willing to push themselves to extremes. The timing alone — in July when much of France is either vacationing or thinking about it — makes it more than likely that the Tour will be still be around for its 200th edition. The competition is always colorful if not always believable, a fun excuse for sleepy villages to come alive and a free summer spectacle for holidaymakers. The millions of people who line the route largely don’t seem to care how many riders are pumped up on banned drugs and blood transfusions. Just as long as they see the spandexclad racers zoom by and get a good picnic spot and freebies from sponsors, whose floats precede the riders, tossing out sweets, cheap sunhats and bite-size packs of cured sausage. Tour spectators, surveys suggest, make a day of it, often coming in groups and spending six or more hours by the side of the road. Their presence and media coverage in a month when other sports, including soccer, are largely dormant means the Tour remains worthwhile for sponsors, which argues for it continuing to hold a special place in athletic calendar. French lottery and gaming operator La Française


Lance Armstrong bleeds from a cut under his left eye after crashing during the fifth stage of the Tour of California cycling race May 20, 2010 in the outskirts of Visalia, Calif. des Jeux spends €9.5 million ($12.5 million) per year on the cycling team that bears its name. But in French television and newspaper publicity, it recouped nearly that same amount from the team at the 2012 Tour, when its rider Thibaut Pinot finished 10th and won stage eight, said FDJ sponsorship director Thierry Huguenin. Nestle Waters’ sponsorship manager, Francoise Bresson, said it spends 3 million to 5 million euros ($4 million to $6.5 million) each year to have its Vittel brand plastered over the end of each day’s stage, generating publicity in France and overseas that otherwise might have cost at least 10 times that amount to buy. The Tour makes a profit for its owners, ASO, but the company won’t say how much. “For its 100th edition, it is in rude health,” Bresson said in an interview about the Tour. “Doping has no or little impact. The sporting exploits dominate and the festive dimension. In these times of crisis, there aren’t that many free sporting events which are a pleasure for the spectators.” Doping also isn’t new to the Tour. The intense physicality of the race long encouraged it. As far back as 1924, the Pelissier brothers, Henri and Francis, were telling famed French journalist Albert Londres that they dosed up on cocaine, chloroform and assorted pills. “In short,” said Francis, “we run on ‘dynamite.’”

Armstrong might have scoffed at that. Dynamite? Amateurs. By 1999, when he and his U.S. Postal Service teammates hijacked the Tour, riders had become lab rats. Drops of testosterone, shots of cortisone, human growth hormone to help build muscle. Transfusions of blood and injections of erythropoietin, a hormone that stimulates the body to produce oxygenbearing red blood cells and is used in medicine to treat anemia. Engrained, widespread and relatively riskfree because drug testing was so poor, doping became more of a necessity than a choice in professional cycling. Scientists estimated at least 80 percent of riders in the grand tours of France, Spain and Italy were manipulating their blood. It became as routine as “saying we have to have air in our tires or water in our bottles,” Armstrong told interviewer Oprah Winfrey this January, when he finally confessed, after years of lawyer-backed denials, that he doped for all seven of his Tour wins from 1999-2005. Those titles have now been stripped from him and not reattributed, blowing a hole in the Tour’s roll of honor as large as that left by World War II. Armstrong, his doping peers and cycling’s woeful failure to unmask them earlier blew even larger holes in the credibility of the sport and its administrators. The ultimately bogus tale of the cancer survivor

who conquered the Tour with willpower and sweat had drawn new interest and fans to what had mainly been a European sport and its most famous race. Now that the U.S. AntiDoping Agency has jimmied open the secrets Armstrong kept hidden for so long, how many fans have been lost to cycling forever? “What is disappointing is the amount of people that say, ‘You know, look, I’ve lost faith in it, I don’t believe in it anymore. Because, you know, fool me once, fool you. Fool me twice, fool me,’” Jaimie Fuller, owner of sportswear manufacturer and cycling sponsor Skins, said in an interview. “People really felt let down about the fact that it just keeps biting us.” How many riders are still doping? Only they know. Cycling’s anti-doping program is more believable than it was when Armstrong was cheating with impunity. Cycling teams, race organizers, the sport’s governing body and even the riders themselves fund the drug testing that is arguably more rigorous than that faced by professionals in tennis, the NBA, the NFL or Major League Baseball. Riders in the top tier of teams were tested an average of nearly 12 times in 2012. But no one is foolish enough to say all dopers have been weeded out. In May at Italy’s grand tour, the Giro d’Italia, Vini Fantini teammates Mauro Santambrogio and Danilo Di Luca tested positive for EPO. Alexander Serebryakov also was positive for EPO in a test in March. Another Russian, Nikita Novikov, tested positive for a muscle-building drug in May. Their respective teams — EuskaltelEuskadi and Vacansoleil — are among the 22 riding the Tour. Optimists say such incidents demonstrate that cycling is now doing more than other sports to confound cheats, not that it has more cheats. “You only find what you look for,” Tour director Christian Prudhomme said in an interview. “When the police catch thieves, we congratulate them. When cycling catches cheats, people say, ‘there are still things going on.’” Fuller said that, “If I had to put numbers on it, my intuition tells me that six or seven years ago it was probably 90 percent of the peloton (that was doping), 80 to 90 percent. Today? I don’t know, might be 20 percent, might be 15 percent. Is that good progress? Yes. Is it enough? No.”

■ CONTINUED FROM A8 Saturday, breaking open a 1-1 game with three in the top of the fifth, three more in the sixth and then a nine-run seventh to put away a 17-5 win over Brookville. Nick Sanders was 5 for 6 in the game, Zach Thompson had a double, a triple and three hits, Hunter Gleadell had a double and two hits,

Mitchell was 2 for 3 and Michael Pierce doubled. Austin Baumgardner got the win, entering in relief in the second inning. “It was good to see us rebound a little bit from our losses the night before,” Brown said. Post 43 finishes up the tournament at 11 a.m. today against a yet-to-bedetermined opponent as of time of press.

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Reds ■ CONTINUED FROM A8 ninth to protect a 2-1 lead. But he walked Brandon Phillips leading off the inning and Bruce followed with his team-leading 18th homer. Bell, who has served as the Diamondbacks’ closer since J.J. Putz went on the disabled list May 8 with a strained right elbow, has allowed a home run in each of his last five appearances. Putz could return as early as this week. “We might have to put some thought into that,” Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. “He’s done a pretty good job for us also. Today wasn’t his day and I got him out of there pretty quick. I recognized it.” Starting pitchers Mike Leake and Patrick Corbin dueled for eight innings before turning the game over to the bullpens. Leake retired the first

15 batters he faced and scattered four hits over eight innings with a walk and a strikeout for the Reds, who have lost three straight. “I wouldn’t have been in that position unless Jay would have hit those two home runs,” Leake said. “It’s a tough one to swallow but we will be right back there tomorrow.” Indians 8, Twins 7 CLEVELAND — Michael Bourn had three hits and three RBIs to help Corey Kluber win his third consecutive start as the Cleveland Indians won their fourth straight with an 8-7 victory against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night. Cleveland took advantage of five first-inning walks to score six runs. Jason Kipnis added three hits to pace the Indians, who are 8-2 since losing eight in a row.

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Police again search Hernandez’s home NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — State police officers and dogs searched the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez again Saturday as they continue to investigate the killing of a semipro football player whose body was found about a mile away. The search of Hernandez’s sprawling home and vehicle in North Attleboro began in the afternoon and lasted for more than three hours. Locksmiths and several officers were involved, including one with a crowbar. Detectives and uniformed officers who searched the home, its backyard and playhouse did not comment to reporters on what they were looking for or what caused them to return to the house located not far from where the Patriots practice and about a mile from where a jogger found the body of Odin Lloyd on

Monday. Lloyd family members said Friday that he had been dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee for about two years. They said the two men were friends who were together the night Lloyd died. Authorities have ruled Lloyd’s death a homicide. A spokeswoman for the Bristol District Attorney’s office declined to comment on the investigation Saturday. A state police spokesman referred questions to the district attorney’s office. An attorney for Hernandez has said he would not comment on the searches. Three search warrants were issued in the investigation earlier last week but have not been returned, meaning they’re not public. No arrest warrants were filed in state courts by the time court closed Friday, Attleboro District Court clerk magistrate Mark E. Sturdy said.

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’85 club casts longs shadow at Mississippi St. OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The star-studded 1985 Mississippi State baseball team has cast a long shadow over every Bulldogs club that followed. Now the 2013 team is poised to do what no other Mississippi State team in any sport has done win a national championship. “They feel like they’re on a mission,” Bulldogs coach John Cohen said Saturday. “They feel like things are coming together for them and they want it all.” The Bulldogs (51-18) will be playing a UCLA team going for its first title

in baseball and the school’s NCAA-record 108th in a team sport when the bestof-three College World Series finals begin Monday night. Mississippi State’s 1985 squad was talent-laden with future major-league All-Stars Will Clark, Rafael Palmeiero, Jeff Brantley and Bobby Thigpen, who led the 50-win Bulldogs to Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament championships and then to Omaha, where they won two games under Ron Polk. Their images remain

prominent around the baseball complex in Starkville, Miss., and all have sent messages to Cohen wishing the team good luck. “You hear about Palmeiro and Brantley and those guys who were on that club, and it’s great to be in that company,” first baseman Wes Rea said. “But then again, we’re trying to leave a legacy as well.” Mississippi State and UCLA (47-17) both went 30 in bracket play at the CWS, and the finals figure to be low-scoring at TD

Ameritrade Park, where a strong south wind has been blowing in and offense has been at a premium. UCLA will send junior right-hander and No. 1 starter Adam Plutko (9-3) to the mound for Game 1. Cohen was undecided on his starter. The Bulldogs have won 10 straight one-run games, including two in the CWS, and have won 15 of 18 this season. UCLA in 17-2 in one-run games and is 30-1 in games in which it holds its opponent to two runs or fewer. The Bruins will try to

squeeze as much as it can out of its limited offense. Their .248 season batting average is 262nd out of 296 teams in Division I, and they’re batting just .182 at the CWS. No national champion has had a CWS batting average of lower than .249 (1988 Stanford) in the metal-bat era that started in 1974 or lower than .208 (1970 Southern California) since the championship started in 1947. With eight total runs, the Bruins have matched 1976 Eastern Michigan for fewest by a team in the metal-bat era that won its

first three CWS games. UCLA coach John Savage said his team is better offensively than the numbers indicate. “It’s a combination of offense, it’s a combination of quality at-bats, it’s the opponent making a mistake,” he said. “That’s the kind of team we are. We’ve kind of taken advantage of every little (break).” UCLA has walked 12 times, advanced runners eight times with sacrifice bunts, stolen three bases and scored on a sacrifice fly. And 14 of its 16 hits have been singles.



Sunday, June 23, 2013


■ Youth Sports

‘Bad news parents’ under fire Youth leagues trying to rein in reprehensible behavior by adults BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. (AP) — No parent here has rushed onto a playing field to jump a referee who made an unpopular call. No adult has gotten angry and slugged or pushed a coach or a young player, as has happened elsewhere. Nor have there been any of those embarrassing sideline brawls you sometimes see posted on online video sites. At least nobody’s admitting to it. Still, parent behavior in this quiet suburb north of Chicago has been questionable enough to cause the park district officials to post new signs at ball fields with what you might call … a few gentle reminders. “This is a game being played by children,” the signs in the Buffalo Grove Park District begin, with the words “game” and “children” highlighted in bold letters. “If they win or lose every game of the season, it will not impact what college they attend or their future potential income..” The campaign, which began this month, is relatively low-key. You might not even notice the small blue signs if you weren’t standing right by them. But they speak to a growing movement in youth sports — aimed at reining in parents who, many say, are too involved, too competitive and in need of a little perspective. “I just want to get back to what I was brought up with as a child — and that’s, ‘Let the kids play,’” says Dan Schimmel, the park district’s executive director. Elsewhere, some youth sports leagues are requiring parents to sign codes of conduct or recite pledges before games, promising in front of their children that they’ll behave. If they slip up, they might be pulled aside for a conversation or kicked out of a game if a warning does no good. Other leagues occasionally have “silent” games, where parents and sometimes even coaches can only offer encouragement or cheer and clap, but can’t direct the young players or say or shout anything too negative. Buffalo Grove officials say some have questioned whether this is just another attempt to coddle children. Some wonder: Shouldn’t a young player learn to take criticism? And what’s wrong with a little competition, anyway? But this, say coaches, leagues and even some parents and kids, is about parent behavior that increasingly goes way over the line and interferes with a kid’s ability to enjoy something that’s supposed to be fun. “We’ve all seen that person on the sidelines and we’re thinking, ‘Are they really going there? Really?’” says Brian Sanders, president of i9 Sports Corp., a national


Jill Kirby, a mom of five kids who all play sports, sits with her daughter Allie Kirby, 11, as they watch a youth baseball game on Monday, June 10 in Buffalo Grove, Ill. Earlier in the month, park district officials in the Chicago suburb posted signs asking parents to behave and keep the games in perspective. But Kirby wonders if they’ll really do any good. franchiser of youth leagues and camps based in Florida that uses sportsmanship as one of its cornerstones. In some cases, violent behavior has led to criminal charges — in Newark, N.J., for instance, where parents allegedly beat up a Little League baseball umpire because he wouldn’t call a game because of darkness. “The level of competition in youth sports has gotten exponentially greater, forcing this level of hyper-competition,” Sanders says. “I think that is driving a certain level of behavior on the sidelines that is amplified.” Haley Small, a 19-yearold college student who played soccer and then traveling softball through high school, puts it this way: “The more competitively I played, the more interesting the parents got.” “We’d joke about it, but it’s serious. Some of my friends were walking on eggshells,” says Small, now a student at Ithaca College in New York. “We hear a lot more than people think.” It gets so bad sometimes that some players wish their parents would just stay home, she says. Laura Marinelli, who coaches Small’s younger sister on a traveling softball team for 12- to 14year-old girls in Essex County, N.J., also has noticed more over-the-top parent behavior in recent years. Marinelli recalls one dad who was angry about a play on the field and tried to tackle her assistant coach during a game. The coach was able to duck the parent and ended up throwing him to the ground. At a national tourna-

A sign asking parents to behave and keep youth sports games in perspective is posted on a fence at a baseball field in Buffalo Grove, Ill. on Monday, June 10. Park district officials in the Chicago suburb posted the signs earlier in the month, sparking a lot of conversation among members of the community. The signs are part of a growing national trend aimed at reining in bad parent behavior on the sidelines. ment last year, she says a trol. Some leagues and father of a player was so tournament officials also unhappy with a decision are giving umpires more she’d made that he ran at power to warn offending her in the dugout, scream- parents and coaches and ing and pointing in her then ask them to leave the face, causing some of her premises if they ignore the players to cry. Ultimately, warning. It can be an effective she asked his daughter to leave the team because she deterrent, though in many felt the dad had repeatedly other instances, umpires or violated the team’s code of referees at youth games are often teenagers who conduct. “The girl is a phenome- may not have the experinal softball player. She’s a ence or confidence to stand sweetheart — and a great up to parents. And often, there’s no kid,” Marinelli says. “But I can’t have a parent like security at games. So parents are left to police themthat on the sidelines.” Kicking kids off teams selves. For that reason, some is one of the more serious punishments that leagues teams assign parents to be and coaches use to try to “culture keepers,” asking keep parents under con- those people to help keep


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the yelling and negativity from fellow parents to a Sometimes, minimum. they even hand out lollipops to help keep themselves quiet. “But sometimes the culture keeper isn’t always the best person — because that person is yelling just as much as the other parents,” Jill Kirby says, laughing. She’s a mom in Long Grove, Ill., whose five children participate in sports, from soccer to swimming and T-ball, sometimes in neighboring Buffalo Grove. She says the signs asking adults to behave are a nice idea — perhaps even a way to get people talking about the issue. But ultimately, she doesn’t think the tactic will work. “I think the worst offenders don’t think they are the worst offenders,” Kirby says, conceding that maybe even she was one of those parents, “once upon a time.” “And then I got a little perspective,” she says. Greg Dale, a sports psychologist at Duke University, agrees that it’s difficult for parents to see themselves as “that parent,” at least without a little help. He recalls a mom in California telling him about a dad she called “leather lungs” because he yelled so often at the officials, coaches and kids. Hesitant to approach him, the woman secretly filmed him at several games and anonymously sent him the video. “And the guy changed the way he was acting from then on,” Dale says. More often, though, he says he sees parents who “say the right things” about sportsmanship — maybe even reciting a pledge before a game, as is the case at his own children’s

Little League games. “Those things help. But ultimately, I think they’re Band-Aids,” says Dale, author of the book “The Fulfilling Ride: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Athletes Have a Successful Sport Experience.” More important, he says is whether parents are actually BEING good sports, even at professional sporting events. “As parents, we have to model the lessons we want our kids want to learn,” he says. There are other good reasons not to interfere, says Malcolm Brown, a high school and club soccer coach in Westchester County, N.Y. One of his teams has instituted very occasional “silent Sunday” games. But he’d like to have them more often because he says they make his players better — and more able to make decisions on their own. “Too often during games, they’re looking to the side for direction,” he says of this generation of young athlete. “They become robots. They can never become good in soccer because soccer demands the imagination and creativity of the player.” Wendy Grolnick, a psychology professor at Clark University in Massachusetts, sees why silent games could be useful. But she also says and leagues coaches shouldn’t punish all parents because some are overzealous. “We don’t want to just shut people up and make them feel like they can’t say anything,” says Grolnick, who wrote the book “Pressured Parents, Stressed-Out Kids: Dealing with Competition While Raising a Successful Child.” She recalls her own experience at meetings for parents when her daughters have played field hockey and tennis in college. A lot of those meetings focused on “what not to do,” she says. “It could feel a little insulting.. We need to feel like partners in the process.” But there’s a happy medium, even for the most well-intentioned parents — and even when they’re not yelling or fighting — says Mike Cherenson, a youth sports coach who founded a lacrosse league in his town, Pequannock, N.J. He tells the story of a first-grade soccer game, when a young goalie was having trouble stopping the ball. Her mom ran onto the field to block it for her. “Everyone had a good laugh — no harm, no foul,” Cherenson says. “But I think it does depict a larger problem. “There seems to be an inability to separate yourself from your child.”


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Setting The Pace John Calipari will help orchestrate the most powerful drive of his career next weekend at Kentucky Speedway. The Kentucky basketball coach is the honorary pace car official for the Quaker State 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Calipari is a front-seat passenger in the Ford Fusion that will lead the 43-car field to the green flag on June 29 but looks forward to setting the fast pace similar to what he seeks from the Wildcats’ offense. Calipari said in a release Thursday that leading the high-speed field is like “walking out in the Final Four and having your team behind you. … The speed of it is what gets everybody hyped.”






Toyota/Save Mart 350 Site: Sonoma, Calif. Schedule: Sunday, race, 3 p.m. (TNT, 2-6:30 p.m.). Track: Sonoma Raceway (road course, 1.99 miles). Last year: Clint Bowyer raced to his first victory on a road course, and first with Michael Waltrip Racing, leading 70 laps.

Last race: Jeb Burton won at Texas on June 7 for his first series victory. The 20year-old Burton is the son of 2002 Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton and nephew of Sprint Cup driver Jeff Burton. Next race: UNOH 225, June 27, Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky.

Ioqa Corn Indy 250 Site: Newton, Iowa. Schedule: Sunday, race, 3:05 p.m. (ABC, 2:30-5 p.m.). Track: Iowa Speedway (oval, 0.875 miles). Last year: Andretti Autosport’s Ryan HunterReay won the second of his three straight victories, taking the wreck-filled event under caution. Hunter-Reay finished the season with four victories and won his first series championship.

Last race: Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won the Canadian Grand Prix on June 9 for his third victory of the year. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was second. Next race: British Grand Prix, June 30, Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, England.

New England Nationals Site: Epping, N.H. Schedule: Sunday, final eliminations, (ESPN2, 7-10 p.m.). Track: New England Dragway and Motorsports Park. Last year: Inaugural event.

Police: Mechanical problem caused crash By The Associated Press

Leffler Honored The funeral service for NASCAR driver Jason Leffler drew Sprint Cup stars Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, Greg Biffle and Brad Keselowski among the more than 800 people who filled Grace Covenant Church on Wednesday. The 37-year-old Leffler, known by the nickname “LEFturn,” died a week ago when his sprint car crashed into a wall at a New Jersey dirt track. The hour-long service detailed Leffler’s passion for racing and his achievements on open-wheel and NASCAR tracks. Friends and colleagues, however, spent much of the funeral focusing on Leffler’s evolution as a father to his 5year-old son, Charlie Dean.

Wild Finish Chris Buescher took advantage of a last-lap mistake by Chase Elliott to take the lead, then held on to win in a wild finish to Saturday’s ARCA race at Road America. Elliott, the son of former NASCAR champion Bill Elliott, was dicing for the lead with Andrew Ranger on the last lap when the two came to Turn 5, a sharp left-hander at the end of a long straightaway on the four-mile road course in Central Wisconsin. Elliott’s car swerved off line and Ranger got loose as well, allowing Buescher to take the lead. Ranger finished second, followed by Tom Hessert, Elliott and Ryan Blaney. It’s another display of impressive potential for the 17-year-old Elliott, who won the ARCA race at Pocono two weeks ago.

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

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Nationwide Series 1. Regan Smith 2. Sam Hornish Jr. 3. Justin Allgaier 4. Austin Dillon 5. Elliott Sadler 6. Brian Scott 7. Trevor Bayne 8. Parker Kligerman 9. Kyle Larson 10. Brian Vickers

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Camping World Truck Series 1. Matt Crafton 285 2. Jeb Burton 262 3. Brendan Gaughan 250 4. Johnny Sauter 240 5. Ryan Blaney 238 6. James Buescher 235 7. Ty Dillon 232 8. Darrell Wallace Jr. 218 9. Miguel Paludo 211 10. Dakoda Armstrong 209


The Aston Martin Vantage GTE driven by Allan Simonsen of Denmark, is seen in action during the 90th 24hour Le Mans endurance race, in Le Mans, western France, Saturday,. Simonson crashed heavily at the Tertre Rouge on his fourth lap and died of his injuries while receiving treatment at the circuit medical centre.

Driver dies at Le Mans Simonsen’s crash casts a pall over 24-hour race By The Associated Press Allan Simonsen’s death after a spinout cast a pall over the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The race still had more than 23½ hours to go, but there was no call to stop it on Saturday after the first driver fatality in 16 years. Simonsen’s partner Carina, the mother to their daughter born last year, made sure of that. It was her “specific request” that Simonsen’s team, Aston Martin Racing, continue the world’s most renowned endurance race in honor of the Dane. Just 10 minutes into the race, Simonsen spun and skidded into the barrier at the Tertre Rouge corner where cars typically reach speeds of up to 105 mph. The 34year-old Simonsen was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries, race organizers said. The violence of the impact showed as a tire from Simonsen’s car rolled on the track while a door hung wide open. The race was held up for nearly an hour to repair the guard rail. “Tragically, and despite the best efforts of the emergency services in attendance, Allan’s injuries proved fatal,” Aston Martin said in

a statement. Simonsen’s death marked the first driver fatality since 1997 when Sebastien Enjolras was killed in pre-qualifying. The last driver fatality during the race was Jo Gartner in 1986. Simonsen was participating for the seventh time at the endurance race, which is won by the team that completes the most laps in 24 hours with up to three drivers alternating. He finished second in the GT2 class at Le Mans three years ago. He clocked the fastest time in qualifying on Thursday in the GTE-Am class. Jean Todt, the FIA president, and Pierre Fillon, president of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest which organizes the race, paid tribute to Simonsen. “Allan was an extremely talented and experienced sportscar driver who had raced in every corner of the world and was highly respected by his peers and his team,” they said in a joint statement. “For many in endurance racing, Allan was above all a good friend who displayed his passion for racing on and off the track. His loss will be felt by the FIA, the ACO and the greater motorsport family.”

Simonsen and Danish co-drivers Kristian Poulsen and Christoffer Nygaard were leading the GTE-Am class in the world endurance championship after topping their category at Silverstone in April and finishing second in Spa-Francorchamps last month. “Aston Martin Racing will not make any further comment until the precise circumstances of the accident have been determined,” Simonsen’s team said. Toyota Racing team president Yoshiaki Kinoshita expressed his condolences, along with drivers from around the world. Formula One driver Jenson Button tweeted: “Allan Simonsen RIP. Such a tragic loss. A true fighter & a true racer. Safety is something we need 2 improve on in Motorsport.” IndyCar Series leader Helio Castroneves tweeted: “Very sad to know about the fatal accident of Allan Simonsen on Le Mans today. Praying for him and (his) family.” Another IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan tweeted: “Such a tragic news on the passing of @AllanSimonsen. Sad day in motorsports again. Thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

New Jersey state police said Friday that a mechanical problem was to blame for the dirt-track racing crash that killed NASCAR driver Jason Leffler. The state police released some findings from a notyet-complete report on the June 12 crash at Bridgeport Speedway in Logan Township. The report finds that a torsion stop came off, causing part of the sprint car’s suspension system to become lodged between a wheel and the steering system. As a result, the report found, Leffler was unable to control the car’s steering as he came out of the fourth turn and spun out, slamming into the concrete wall along the side of the track. The report does not say how fast Leffler was going, but says cars in the race were averaging 135 mph and hitting 150 mph on straightaways. Blunt-force neck injuries were cited as his cause of death. The 37-year-old Long Beach, Calif., native was a two-time winner on the NASCAR Nationwide Series and a one-time winner in the Truck Series. Leffler, who had a 5-yearold son, raced in both the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 over his 14-year career. He was a friend and protégé of Tony Stewart, who said last week at a race in Michigan that people should not blame track conditions for Leffler’s death. “It was an accident. Just like if you go out and there’s a car crash. It’s an accident,” Stewart said. “Nobody as a track owner wants to go through what happened this week, but it’s not due to a lack of effort on their part to try to make their facilities as safe as possible under the conditions they have.” Some racing officials and experts have raised concerns that local dirt tracks do not have the advanced safety features of the bigger ovals that host NASCAR events.

McMurray beats out Ambrose for pole at Sonoma SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — As Jamie McMurray turned a corner on the season with a string of solid finishes, he picked Sonoma Raceway as an upcoming track he was looking forward to racing. It seemed like a strange selection considering McMurray has just one top-10 finish at Sonoma in 10 career starts. But he showed his comfort level on the 1.99-mile road course Saturday with a surprise pole-winning run. He topped Marcos Ambrose, a race favorite, with a lap at 94.986 mph. “I felt like I’ve always raced really well here,” McMurray said of choosing Sonoma as a place he thought he could win this year.

“For me, the last restarts have really got me. When you have a restart at this track, guys go from top-five to 30th in about 20 seconds. It can be a track that if you have a caution at the end, you can lose a lot.” It was McMurray’s ninth career Sprint Cup pole, but first of the year. He also won the pole at Sonoma in 2007. Ambrose wound up second with a lap at 94.924 in NASCAR’s first use of the group qualifying format. Both Ambrose and McMurray were together in the final group, and Ambrose initially had the pole position. But McMurray snatched it away, and Ambrose made a second attempt to grab it

back but came up just short. “The motor quit running coming to the green flag, so I lost all of my momentum coming to the green flag,” Ambrose said. “I thought about just bailing out of that lap and trying to roll around for a second lap, but I wasn’t sure about engine temperatures and the tires go away so fast. I didn’t know if I had already stressed them out and if I could have made up time, so I just went for it.” It’s not the first engine issue Ambrose has had at Sonoma: He was dominating the race in 2010 and leading under caution when he turned his engine off and lost the race. So he was furious when an

engine problem spoiled what he thought would be a pole-winning run for Sunday’s race. “I pretty much lost my mind there and was really mad and just had to get my composure back to finish the lap off,” he said. “It was good enough for the front row, so I’m proud of that but disappointed obviously that we didn’t get the pole position.” Carl Edwards qualified third and was followed by teammate Greg Biffle as Ford drivers took three of the first four spots. Although it was Edwards’ best qualifying effort at Sonoma, he had thought the new format meant he’d get more laps in and have a shot at the pole. “The qualifying format

was supposed to be easier on the drivers because we were supposed to get a couple of laps, but my crew chief went ahead and taped the grille off and said that we’d just get one lap, so I was really happy with the lap,” Edwards said. “I made a couple of little mistakes. I think I could have done better, but, still, it’s the best position I’ve had starting here and to be anywhere near Marcos Ambrose in qualifying at a road race is an honor for me.” Defending race winner Clint Bowyer qualified fifth and was followed by Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch and Joey Logano. Kyle Busch was ninth, and Jeff Gordon rounded out the top 10.



Sunday, June 23, 2013


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Third, Jim Reynolds. T_2:31. A_30,567 (48,633). Indians 8,Twins 7 Minnesota Cleveland ab r h bi ab r h bi Thoms cf 4 2 2 0 Bourn cf 4 1 3 3 Mauer c 4 1 1 2 Aviles ss 4 1 0 0 Doumit dh 5 0 0 0 Kipnis 2b 4 1 3 2 Mornea 1b5 1 2 0 Brantly lf 5 0 0 0 Plouffe 3b 5 0 2 1 CSantn c 3 1 2 0 Arcia lf 5 1 1 2 MrRynl 1b 3 1 0 0 Parmel rf 5 2 3 2 Giambi dh 2 2 1 1 Dozier 2b 2 0 0 0 Chsnhll 3b4 1 2 0 Flormn ss 4 0 2 0 Stubbs rf 3 0 1 2 Wlngh ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 40 713 7 Totals 32 812 8 Minnesota...................200 100 112—7 Cleveland....................600 020 00x—8 DP_Minnesota 3. LOB_Minnesota 11, Cleveland 9. 2B_Thomas (3), Morneau (18), Parmelee (8), Florimon (9), Kipnis (16), Chisenhall (5). 3B_Kipnis (3). HR_Mauer (8), Arcia (6), Parmelee 2 (7). SB_Kipnis (17). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP H R ER BB SO Minnesota Walters L,2-3 . . . . .2-3 1 6 6 5 0 Swarzak . . . . . . . .3 1-3 5 0 0 1 2 Pressly . . . . . . . . . . . .3 6 2 2 2 0 Thielbar . . . . . . . . . . .1 0 0 0 0 0 Cleveland Kluber W,6-4 . . . .5 2-3 8 3 3 1 4 Hagadone . . . . . . . . .1 1 1 1 1 1 Allen . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 1 0 0 0 1 Shaw . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 1 1 1 2 0 R.Hill H,5 . . . . . . . .2-3 0 0 0 0 2 Pestano S,3-5 . . . . . .1 2 2 2 1 1 HBP_by Walters (Aviles). WP_Pressly. Umpires_Home, John Hirschbeck; First, Eric Cooper; Second, Chad Fairchild; Third, Jeff Kellogg. T_3:47. A_21,417 (42,241). Saturday's Major League Linescores¢ AMERICAN LEAGUE Tampa Bay .010 004 000—5 7 2 NewYork . . .002 010 40x—7 7 1 Colome, Al.Torres (5), Jo.Peralta (7), McGee (7), J.Wright (8) and Lobaton; Sabathia, D.Robertson (8), Rivera (9) and C.Stewart, Au.Romine. W_Sabathia 8-5. L_Jo.Peralta 1-4. Sv_Rivera (26). HRs_Tampa Bay, Longoria (17), W.Myers (1). Baltimore . . .000 010 010—2 6 0 Toronto . . . .100 010 02x—4 4 1 Mig.Gonzalez, O'Day (8) and Teagarden; Wang, Loup (7), Wagner (7), Oliver (8), Janssen (9) and Arencibia. W_Oliver 3-1. L_Mig.Gonzalez 5-3. Sv_Janssen (17). HRs_Baltimore, Teagarden (2). Toronto, M.Izturis (5), Bautista (16). Chicago . . . .000 200 001—3 9 0 Kansas City 010 001 000—2 7 0 Quintana, Lindstrom (6), Crain (8), A.Reed (9) and Flowers, Gimenez; W.Davis, Collins (8), Crow (9), G.Holland (9) and S.Perez. W_Crain 2-1. L_Crow 33. Sv_A.Reed (21). Boston . . . . .200 000 001—3 10 0 Detroit . . . . .400 120 21x—10 15 1 Webster, F.Morales (5), A.Wilson (7) Saltalamacchia; Scherzer, and Alburquerque (8), Putkonen (9) and B.Pena. W_Scherzer 11-0. L_Webster 02. HRs_Boston, D.Ortiz (16). Detroit, V.Martinez (6), Infante (5). INTERLEAGUE Houston . . . .000 003 001—4 6 2 Chicago . . . .002 010 000—3 8 2 B.Norris, Cisnero (7), Veras (9) and Corporan; Tr.Wood, Camp (7), B.Parker (8), Gregg (9) and Castillo. W_Cisnero 20. L_Gregg 2-1. Sv_Veras (15). HRs_Houston, J.Martinez (7). Chicago, Schierholtz (10). Texas . . . . . .022 000 000—4 9 0 St. Louis . . .110 000 000—2 7 1 M.Perez, Scheppers (8), Nathan (9) and Pierzynski; S.Miller, Maness (6), Siegrist (8), Blazek (9) and Y.Molina. W_M.Perez 1-1. L_S.Miller 8-5. Sv_Nathan (24). HRs_Texas, Pierzynski (7), N.Cruz (19). NATIONAL LEAGUE Colorado . . .300 300 010—7 12 0 Washington .000 000 001—1 6 0 Chacin, Belisle (8), W.Lopez (9) and W.Rosario; Haren, Ohlendorf (4), Abad (9) and J.Solano. W_Chacin 6-3. L_Haren 49. HRs_Colorado, LeMahieu (1), Arenado (6). Washington, Zimmerman (9). Miami . . . . .100 00000000—1 10 1 SF . . . . . . . .000 01000001—2 10 0 (11 innings) Ja.Turner, Qualls (8), Da.Jennings (9), M.Dunn (10), Webb (11) and Mathis; Zito, Affeldt (8), Romo (8), J.Lopez (10), S.Rosario (10) and Posey. W_S.Rosario 2-0. L_M.Dunn 2-2. HRs_Miami, Lucas (1). NewYork . . .001 000 402—7 10 1 Philadelphia 200 221 001—8 12 2 Gee, Burke (6), Edgin (7), Rice (8), Aardsma (8), C.Torres (9) and Buck; Pettibone, Stutes (7), De Fratus (7), Diekman (7), Bastardo (8), Papelbon (9) and Ruiz. W_Papelbon 2-0. L_C.Torres 01. HRs_New York, Valdespin (4). Philadelphia, Howard 2 (10), M.Young (4), Frandsen (3). Atlanta . . . . .000 000 000—0 4 0 Milwaukee . .000 110 00x—2 9 0 T.Hudson, D.Carpenter (7), A.Wood (8)


MIAMI VALLEY SUNDAY NEWS • WWW.TROYDAILYNEWS.COM Lead Changes: 11 among 7 drivers. Top 10 in Points: 1. R.Smith, 507; 2. J.Allgaier, 479; 3. S.Hornish Jr., 477; 4. A.Dillon, 462; 5. E.Sadler, 459; 6. P.Kligerman, 447; 7. K.Larson, 440; 8. B.Scott, 439; 9. B.Vickers, 433; 10. T.Bayne, 421.


SPORTS ON TV TODAY ATHLETICS 4 p.m. NBC — Track & Field, U.S. Outdoor Championships, at Des Moines, Iowa AUTO RACING 6 a.m. SPEED — 24 Hours of Le Mans, end of race, at Le Mans, France 2:30 p.m. ABC — IRL, Iowa Corn Indy250, at Newton, Iowa 3 p.m. TNT — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Toyota/Save Mart 350, at Sonoma, Calif. 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, New England Nationals, at Epping, N.H. (same-day tape) EXTREME SPORTS 2 p.m. NBC — Dew Tour, at Ocean City, Md. GOLF 8:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, BMW International Open, final round, at Munich (same-day tape) 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Travelers Championship, final round, at Cromwell, Conn. 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, Travelers Championship, final round, at Cromwell, Conn. TGC — Champions Tour, Encompass Championship, final round, at Glenview, Ill. 5 p.m. TGC — LPGA, NW Arkansas Championship, final round, at Rogers, Ark. 7:30 p.m. TGC — PGA of America, PGA Professional National Championship, first round, at Corvallis, Ore. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2 p.m. TBS — Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees WGN — Chicago White Sox at Kansas City 4 p.m. FSN — Cincinnati at Arizona 8 p.m. ESPN — Texas at St. Louis SOCCER 2:30 p.m. ESPN — Confederations Cup, Group B, Nigeria vs. Spain, at Fortaleza, Brazil ESPN2 — Confederations Cup, Group B, Uruguay vs. Tahiti, at Recife, Brazil 5 p.m. ESPN — MLS, New York at Philadelphia 7 p.m. NBCSN — MLS, Colorado at Portland and McCann; D.Hand, Badenhop (5), (7), Axford (8), Mic.Gonzalez Fr.Rodriguez (9) and Lucroy. W_Badenhop 1-3. L_T.Hudson 4-7. Sv_Fr.Rodriguez (6). Los Angeles 000 014 100—6 7 0 San Diego . .000 000 010—1 5 2 Greinke, Jansen (9) and A.Ellis; Volquez, Boxberger (6), Bass (8) and Grandal. W_Greinke 4-2. L_Volquez 5-6. HRs_Los Angeles, Ad.Gonzalez (9), H.Ramirez (3). Midwest League At A Glance Eastern Division Bowling Green (Rays) Great Lakes (Dodgers) Lake County (Indians) x-South Bend (D’Backs) Dayton (Reds) Fort Wayne (Padres) West Michigan (Tigers) Lansing (Blue Jays) Western Division

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L Pct. GB 01.000 — 1 .667 1 1 .667 1 1 .667 1 2 .333 2 2 .333 2 2 .333 2 3 .000 3

W L Pct. GB Cedar Rapids (Twins) 3 01.000 — 2 01.000 ½ Quad Cities (Astros) 2 1 .667 1 x-Beloit (Athletics) 2 1 .667 1 Clinton (Mariners) Burlington (Angels) 1 2 .333 2 Peoria (Cardinals) 1 2 .333 2 Kane County (Cubs) 0 2 .000 2½ 0 3 .000 3 Wisconsin (Brewers) x-clinched first half Saturday's Games Dayton 6, Lake County 5, 10 innings South Bend 9, Fort Wayne 1 Great Lakes 2, West Michigan 1 Clinton 5, Burlington 4, 10 innings Cedar Rapids 8, Wisconsin 3 Beloit 9, Peoria 7 Kane County at Quad Cities, 8 p.m. Bowling Green 9, Lansing 1 Sunday's Games Cedar Rapids at Wisconsin, 2:05 p.m. Peoria at Beloit, 3 p.m. Clinton at Burlington, 3 p.m. South Bend at Great Lakes, 3:05 p.m. Lansing at Dayton, 4 p.m. West Michigan at Fort Wayne, 5:05 p.m. Kane County at Quad Cities, 6 p.m. Lake County at Bowling Green, 6:05 p.m. Monday's Games Lansing at Dayton, 7 p.m. South Bend at Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m. West Michigan at Fort Wayne, 7:05 p.m. Lake County at Bowling Green, 8:05 p.m.

AUTO RACING NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Toyota/Save Mart 350 Lineup After Saturday qualifying; race Sunday At Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, Calif. Lap length: 1.99 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 94.986 mph. 2. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 94.924. 3. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 94.779. 4. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 94.772. 5. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 94.737. 6. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 94.623. 7. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 94.574. 8. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 94.527. 9. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 94.346. 10. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 94.334. 11. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 94.251. 12. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 94.215. 13. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 94.215. 14. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 94.016. 15. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 93.768. 16. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 93.691. 17. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 93.69. 18. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 93.684. 19. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 93.683. 20. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 93.668. 21. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 93.58. 22. (51) Jacques Villeneuve, Chevrolet, 93.554. 23. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 93.535. 24. (32) Boris Said, Ford, 93.474. 25. (33) Ron Fellows, Chevrolet, 93.464. 26. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 93.42. 27. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 93.301. 28. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 93.258. 29. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 93.246. 30. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet,

93.187. 31. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 93.133. 32. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 93.038. 33. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 92.835. 34. (55) Jason Bowles, Toyota, 92.769. 35. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 92.75. 36. (7) Justin Marks, Chevrolet, 92.606. 37. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, owner points. 38. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, owner points. 39. (19) Alex Kennedy, Toyota, owner points. 40. (52) Paulie Harraka, Ford, owner points. 41. (87) Tomy Drissi, Toyota, owner points. 42. (36) Victor Gonzalez Jr., Chevrolet, owner points. 43. (37) J.J.Yeley, Chevrolet, 89.39. NASCAR Nationwide-Johnsonville Sausage 200 Results Saturday At Road America Elkhart Lake,Wis. Lap length: 4.048 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (1) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 55 laps, 150 rating, 0 points. 2. (4) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 55, 103.2, 43. 3. (3) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 55, 89.1, 42. 4. (2) Owen Kelly, Toyota, 55, 126.8, 41. 5. (8) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 55, 108.4, 40. 6.(9) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 55, 94.4, 38. 7. (13) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 55, 101, 37. 8. (17) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 55, 90.4, 36. 9. (22) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 55, 87.9, 35. 10. (14) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 55, 80, 34. 11. (26) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 55, 73.8, 0. 12. (12) Johnny O'Connell, Chevrolet, 55, 92.2, 32. 13. (31) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 55, 68.7, 31. 14. (29) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 55, 58.9, 0. 15. (7) Billy Johnson, Ford, 55, 113.3, 30. 16. (19) Travis Pastrana, Ford, 55, 71.1, 28. 17. (10) Max Papis, Chevrolet, 55, 88.3, 27. 18. (28) Kenny Habul, Toyota, 55, 52.8, 26. 19. (25) Stanton Barrett, Ford, 55, 54.3, 25. 20. (18) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 55, 71.3, 24. 21. (6) Nelson Piquet Jr., Chevrolet, 55, 80.5, 23. 22. (37) Kevin O'Connell, Chevrolet, 55, 38.3, 22. 23. (24) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 55, 61, 21. 24. (15) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 55, 49.2, 20. 25. (40) Dexter Stacey, Ford, 55, 37.2, 19. 26. (32) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Ford, 55, 44.4, 18. 27. (35) Eric McClure, Toyota, 55, 40.5, 17. 28. (34) John Young, Dodge, 55, 51.7, 16. 29. (21) Andrew Ranger, Dodge, 55, 60.2, 15. 30. (11) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 55, 63.7, 14. 31. (27) Kyle Kelley, Chevrolet, 54, 54.4, 13. 32. (16) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 54, 90.9, 12. 33. (23) Mike Bliss, Toyota, overheating, 53, 64.8, 11. 34. (5) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 52, 58.3, 0. 35. (20) Michael Annett, Ford, accident, 50, 66.7, 9. 36. (38) Derek White, Toyota, oil leak, 37, 30.9, 8. 37. (33) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 31, 37, 7. 38. (39) Tony Raines, Toyota, rear gear, 20, 28.7, 6. 39. (30) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, engine, 7, 30.3, 5. 40. (36) Jeff Green, Toyota, brakes, 2, 29.2, 4. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 74.697 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 58 minutes, 50 seconds. Margin of Victory: 1.372 seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 16 laps.

NHL Stanley Cup Glance All Times EDT STANLEY CUP FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Boston vs. Chicago Wednesday, June 12: Chicago 4, Boston 3, 3OT Saturday, June 15: Boston 2, Chicago 1, OT Monday, June 17: Boston 2, Chicago 0 Wednesday, June 19: Chicago 6, Boston 5, OT Saturday, June 22: Chicago 3, Boston 1, Chicago leads series 3-2 Monday, June 24: Chicago at Boston, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 26: Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m.

GOLF Travelers Championship Scores Saturday At TPC River Highlands Cromwell, Conn. Purse: $6.1 million Yardage: 6,854; Par: 70 Third Round Graham DeLaet............65-70-65—200 Charley Hoffman ..........61-73-66—200 Bubba Watson ..............63-67-70—200 Chris Stroud..................66-69-66—201 Nick O'Hern...................67-66-68—201 Ken Duke ......................69-68-65—202 Richard H. Lee..............66-71-66—203 Nicholas Thompson .....71-66-66—203 Jim Herman ..................69-67-67—203 J.J. Henry ......................68-67-68—203 Justin Rose ...................67-68-68—203 Hunter Mahan...............62-71-70—203 Tommy Gainey..............66-67-70—203 Justin Thomas...............72-66-66—204 Ryan Moore ..................68-70-66—204 Marc Leishman.............66-70-68—204 Padraig Harrington .......66-66-72—204 Tag Ridings ...................68-65-71—204 Jeff Maggert..................70-70-65—205 Brian Davis....................72-67-66—205 Morgan Hoffmann ........68-71-66—205 Russell Knox.................69-67-69—205 Stuart Appleby..............69-67-69—205 Patrick Reed .................66-66-73—205 Tim Clark.......................73-67-66—206 Andres Romero ............71-68-67—206 Ian Poulter.....................73-66-67—206 Jerry Kelly .....................67-68-71—206 Ricky Barnes ................67-68-71—206 Keegan Bradley ............69-65-72—206 Webb Simpson .............65-69-72—206 Kevin Sutherland ..........69-70-68—207 D.J.Trahan.....................71-68-68—207 Vijay Singh ....................70-68-69—207 Chris Kirk ......................66-72-69—207 Brian Harman ...............69-69-69—207 Robert Streb .................67-70-70—207 John Merrick .................65-71-71—207 Greg Owen ...................70-69-69—208 Harris English ...............72-67-69—208 Chris Williams ...............71-68-69—208 K.J. Choi........................70-68-70—208 Aaron Watkins...............69-69-70—208 Brian Gay......................68-69-71—208 Casey Wittenberg.........68-69-71—208 Seung-Yul Noh..............68-68-72—208 Brendan Steele.............68-68-72—208 Kevin Stadler.................68-67-73—208 William McGirt ..............67-68-73—208 Lee Westwood..............67-73-69—209 Brad Fritsch...................70-69-70—209 Freddie Jacobson.........69-70-70—209 Tim Petrovic ..................69-70-70—209 Chad Campbell.............70-69-70—209 Tom Gillis.......................69-69-71—209 Erik Compton................72-66-71—209 Bo Van Pelt....................67-70-72—209 Brendon de Jonge........67-67-75—209 Gary Christian...............71-69-70—210 Rickie Fowler.................72-68-70—210 D.H. Lee ........................72-68-70—210 Chez Reavie .................71-69-70—210 Heath Slocum...............71-69-70—210 Rod Pampling ...............65-74-71—210 Cameron Percy.............71-68-71—210 Angel Cabrera ..............67-72-71—210 Mark Wilson..................70-69-71—210 David Branshaw ...........67-71-72—210 Dicky Pride....................67-71-72—210 David Mathis.................67-71-72—210 Bryce Molder ................67-70-73—210 Jonas Blixt.....................70-67-73—210 Camilo Villegas.............65-70-75—210 Zach Johnson...............65-70-75—210 Champions Tour-Encompass Championship Scores Saturday At North Shore Country Club Glenview, Ill. Purse: $1.8 million Yardage: 7,103; Par 72 (36-36) Second Round Craig Stadler ......................67-65—132 Bob Tway ............................69-65—134 Jeff Sluman ........................68-66—134 David Frost .........................68-67—135 Steve Pate ..........................70-66—136 Mark Calcavecchia ............67-69—136 Tom Lehman ......................70-66—136 Bernhard Langer................67-69—136 Bart Bryant .........................69-68—137 Chien Soon Lu...................69-68—137 Mark O'Meara ....................70-67—137 Mike Goodes......................69-69—138 Tom Pernice Jr. ..................70-68—138 Peter Senior........................70-68—138 Kenny Perry........................69-69—138 Fred Couples......................70-68—138 John Riegger......................70-68—138 Corey Pavin........................69-69—138 Rod Spittle..........................71-67—138 Duffy Waldorf......................67-72—139 Jeff Hart..............................68-71—139 Jay Haas.............................71-68—139 Gary Hallberg.....................68-72—140 Hal Sutton...........................69-71—140 Esteban Toledo...................67-73—140 Tom Purtzer........................71-69—140 Russ Cochran ....................70-71—141 Scott Simpson....................70-71—141 Mark Brooks.......................69-73—142 Mark McNulty.....................69-73—142 Gene Sauers......................71-71—142 Kirk Triplett ..........................70-72—142 Gary Rusnak......................70-72—142 Jay Don Blake....................72-70—142 Gene Jones........................72-70—142 John Huston.......................73-69—142 Larry Mize...........................71-71—142 Scott Hoch..........................68-75—143 Don Pooley.........................72-71—143 Steve Lowery......................71-72—143 Fred Funk ...........................70-73—143 Andrew Magee...................72-72—144 Joe Daley............................74-70—144 Bill Glasson ........................72-72—144 Loren Roberts....................72-72—144 Wayne Levi.........................75-69—144 John Cook..........................72-72—144 Peter Jacobsen ..................73-71—144 Chip Beck...........................70-75—145 Roger Chapman ................71-74—145 Willie Wood.........................71-74—145 Hale Irwin............................71-74—145 Sandy Lyle..........................68-77—145 Jeff Brehaut........................71-74—145 Jim Rutledge ......................72-73—145

Joel Edwards......................76-69—145 Steve Elkington ..................78-68—146 Blaine McCallister ..............68-78—146 Michael Allen......................75-71—146 David Eger..........................74-72—146 Bobby Clampett .................76-71—147 Brian Henninger.................70-77—147 Lance Ten Broeck ..............74-73—147 Bob Gilder ..........................75-72—147 Jay Delsing.........................71-76—147 Nick Price ...........................71-76—147 Rocco Mediate...................73-74—147 Bobby Wadkins ..................78-70—148 Dan Forsman .....................72-76—148 Tom Jenkins .......................76-73—149 John Harris.........................75-74—149 Jim Thorpe .........................75-74—149 Mark Wiebe........................73-77—150 Jim Gallagher, Jr. ...............75-75—150 Tom Kite..............................75-75—150 Mark Mouland....................77-73—150 Dick Mast............................77-73—150 Tim Matthews.....................75-75—150 D.A. Weibring......................73-79—152 Rick Fehr ............................73-80—153 Ben Crenshaw ...................81-75—156 LPGA Tour-NW Arkansas Championship Scores¢ Saturday At Pinnacle Country Club Rogers, Ark. Purse: $2 million Yardage: 6,344; Par 71 Second Round a-denotes amateur Chie Arimura ......................67-65—132 Stacy Lewis ........................67-65—132 Beatriz Recari.....................67-65—132 So Yeon Ryu.......................66-66—132 I.K. Kim ...............................70-64—134 Inbee Park..........................69-65—134 Pornanong Phatlum...........69-65—134 Ji Young Oh ........................68-66—134 Lydia Ko..............................69-66—135 Mika Miyazato ....................65-70—135 Juli Inkster...........................71-65—136 Moriya Jutanugarn.............69-67—136 Brooke Pancake.................69-67—136 Paula Creamer...................68-68—136 Christel Boeljon..................67-69—136 Mina Harigae......................67-69—136 Sarah Kemp .......................67-69—136 Ai Miyazato.........................73-64—137 Brittany Lang......................70-67—137 Morgan Pressel..................68-69—137 Yani Tseng..........................68-69—137 Suzann Pettersen ..............67-70—137 Angela Stanford .................66-71—137 Haeji Kang..........................72-66—138 Shanshan Feng..................71-67—138 Sara-Maude Juneau..........71-67—138 Alison Walshe.....................71-67—138 Karine Icher........................70-68—138 Cindy LaCrosse .................70-68—138 Amy Yang............................70-68—138 Nicole Castrale...................68-70—138 Lisa McCloskey..................67-71—138 Anna Nordqvist ..................72-67—139 Meena Lee .........................71-68—139 Candie Kung ......................70-69—139 Jennifer Song .....................69-70—139 Natalie Gulbis.....................68-71—139 Jiyai Shin ............................68-71—139 Azahara Munoz..................67-72—139 Caroline Hedwall................72-68—140 Jane Park ...........................71-69—140 Lizette Salas.......................71-69—140 Jenny Shin..........................71-69—140 Karen Stupples ..................69-71—140 Jennifer Johnson................68-72—140 Hee Young Park..................74-67—141 Becky Morgan....................73-68—141 Gerina Piller........................73-68—141 Lindsey Wright....................73-68—141 Victoria Elizabeth ...............72-69—141 Veronica Felibert ................72-69—141 Mo Martin ...........................72-69—141 Catriona Matthew...............72-69—141 Na Yeon Choi......................71-70—141 Sandra Gal .........................71-70—141 Dewi Claire Schreefel ........71-70—141 Sun Young Yoo....................71-70—141 Hee-Won Han ....................70-71—141 Felicity Johnson .................70-71—141 Maria Hjorth........................69-72—141 Maude-Aimee Leblanc ......69-72—141 Stacy Prammanasudh.......69-72—141 Danielle Kang.....................67-74—141 Amanda Blumenherst........74-68—142 Jee Young Lee....................72-70—142 Chella Choi.........................71-71—142 Kathleen Ekey....................71-71—142 Sarah Jane Smith ..............71-71—142 Troy City Championship Scores at Miami Shores Saturday First Round Championship Flight Brad Via ................................35-35—70 Ryan Groff ............................39-32—71 Jon Brading ..........................37-36—73 Jason Thompson .................38-37—75 Justin Weber.........................37-40—77 Kyle Vanover.........................42-36—78 Matt Orr.................................40-38—78 Shawn Massie......................41-37—78 Derek Tubbs..........................41-39—80 Matthew Olden.....................45-43—88 Shane Brenner.....................47-42—89 Super Seniors Flight Tom Stickrod.........................40-32—72 Brent Adkins.........................39-34—73 Brent Flinn ............................37-37—74 Doug Willoughby..................38-37—75 Roger Luring ........................39-37—76 Tom Mercer ..........................39-37—76 Mike Furrow..........................39-38—77 Jack Holtel ............................43-35—78 Gary Weaver ........................41-38—79 Doug Baker ..........................42-38—80 Fred Monnin .........................42-38—80 Jim Hoover ...........................45-35—80 Nelson Boyer........................42-39—81 Rich Steck ............................44-37—81 Marty Jackson......................42-40—82 Denny Wyen.........................40-43—83 John Weaver.........................42-41—83 John Tishaus ........................44-41—85 Bob Allison............................45-41—86 Jim Walters...........................44-42—86 Barry Willoughby..................49-38—87 Ed Curtis...............................48-39—87 John Matehs.........................46-42—88 Seniors Flight Rick Szabo ...........................39-36—75 Tom Ashman ........................38-37—75 Craig Stammen....................39-37—76 Chris Boehringer..................40-41—81 Kent Walpole ........................39-42—81 Jim Sarich.............................41-41—82 Roger Reed..........................45-38—83 Bob Johnston .......................43-42—85 Eric Inderrieden....................47-47—94 First Flight Ray Stuchell .........................40-36—76 Jeff Bacon.............................39-40—79 Jim Rohr ...............................41-38—79 Jackie Chen..........................41-39—80 Tom Weissbrod.....................39-44—83 John Mutschler.....................39-45—84 Darrell Tron ...........................45-43—88 Ron Moore............................43-46—89 Bryan Adkins........................45-47—92 Second Flight Allen May..............................42-41—83 Dennis Tubbs........................42-43—85 Eric Collier ............................48-38—86 Tam Coffield..........................44-42—86 Dwight Hughes.....................48-39—87 Rob Shively ..........................43-45—88 Brian Stafford........................41-50—91 Ryan Ormberg .....................46-45—91 Bill Shattuck..........................47-46—93 Robert Ormberg.................53-54—107


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Miami County surgeon Nickol retiring after nearly 30 years For the Miami Valley Sunday News


Once Rowan Nickol decided he wanted to be doctor, there was no doubt the specialty would be surgery. “I did my surgery rotation last in medical school because I knew that’s what I wanted to do. I thought I would try everything else first. Nothing else measured up,” he said. After medical school at the University of Cincinnati, he spent five years at Miami Valley Hospital before joining Drs. Charles Garrity and Joseph NICKOL Miller in 1984 to form Miami County Surgeons. Twenty-nine years and countless surgeries later, Dr. Nickol, still with a love of surgery intact, is retiring June 30. “The practice of surgery is entertaining. It is wonderful.

When I came to town, the people who were the oldest physicians around were still doing exactly the same thing that they did when they started, still had the same instruments,” Dr. Nickol said. Times have changed. “We have to put up with rapid changes in technology; instruments; sales people in the operating room. The technology changes so fast you have to have somebody there to train you on particular tools,” he said. “The anatomy hasn’t changed, the diseases haven’t changed, but the technology has and people do better now.” He called surgery “more of an addiction than a like.” Surgeons typically want

instant gratification, he said. “You separate the disease from the patient and you are ready to move on. There are some failures in there, but still the answers come quickly,” Dr. Nickol said. He’ll miss the patients and his many coworkers over the years, but not the nighttime call outs. In retirement he plans to babysit, be involved in Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Habitat for Humanity and hunt and fish. “I live for the outdoors,” he said. A native of Versailles, Dr. Nickol worked in construction while in high school and part time in medical school. He enjoys helping his four sons and daughters-in-law – Matt and Angie, Seth and Sarah, Lee and Roshelle and Jay and Jenny — with home projects. He and his wife, Karen, live in Piqua and have two grandchildren, Caroline and Zella.


Small farmers get creative

Donnelly Hamilton named to new post

degree in educational leadership from the University of Dayton in 2005. She is a graduate of Miami East High School. ADA — Ann Donnelly Ohio Northern Hamilton has been named University’s quality, stuOhio dent-centered eduNorthern cation distinctively University’s combines nationalexecutive ly ranked sciences, assistant to arts and profesthe presisional programs for dent. more than 3,500 Donnelly students in its five Hamilton colleges: Arts & replaces Bill Sciences, Business Robinson, Administration, who retires Engineering, DONNELLY later this Pharmacy and HAMILTON year. Law. “I am honored to be appointed Wells Fargo to this position,” said Donnelly Hamilton, who honors served as ONU’s director of alumni relations for the advisers past decade. “I look forTROY — Wells Fargo ward to assisting Advisors Financial President DiBiasio in my Network has for the ninth new capacity and working consecutive year designatto maintain the great reped Eric J. Haubert, senior utation of Ohio Northern financial adviser, as a University.” member of the President’s Donnelly Hamilton Council of the firm’s served as ONU’s assistant director of alumni affairs Premier Advisors Program, a distinction from 1999-2002. In January 2002, she became that reflects Eric’s achievement of profesdirector of alumni relasional success by meeting tions at Lake Ridge Academy; she returned to or exceeding Wells Fargo Advisors Financial ONU as an associate director of alumni affairs Networks’ high standards as measured by one or in September 2002. In more of the firm’s criteria 2003, she was named ONU’s director of alumni for assets under managerelations. She also served ment, educational attainas campaign manager for ment and client-service best practices. “The Campaign for Ohio Haubert has been a Northern University’s Tomorrow” from 2006-12. financial adviser with Wells Fargo Advisors Donnelly Hamilton earned a bachelor of arts Financial Network for nine years and has more degree in English and than 20 years of experieducation from ONU in ence in the brokerage 1999 and a master’s




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DEL REY, Calif. (AP) — Farmer David Mas Masumoto knows his small peach orchard can’t compete with the giant agribusinesses that dominate the nation’s produce aisles. So as he walks through his central California grove at harvest time, showing his two workers which trees to pick, his wife and daughter, Marcy and Nikiko, work a different side of the operation, preparing a recipe from the family’s newly published cookbook. They saute fresh peach slices in butter and brandy, then whip heavy cream and pour wholegrain batter into a waffle iron, creating one of the dozens of dishes from “The Perfect Peach.” “The cookbook,” says Nikiko Masumoto, 27, who co-authored the book with her parents, “is a natural extension of what we’ve been trying to do for years on the farm: to use creative ways to share our story and galvanize people about our fruit.” Like the Masumotos, small-scale growers throughout the U.S. are looking for creative ways to set themselves apart as they find that survival requires more than just selling crops. Experts say these practices are shifting notions of how small farms operate. Since the little guys can’t beat corporate giants on price or production, they’re cashing in on something the big shots can’t provide: an intimate, personal experience. Across the nation, family businesses are capitalizing on small farm culture by selling products such as jam, olive oil and lemonade.


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pasteurized apple cider in its own mill. The Free Spirit Farm in Winters, Calif., grows produce on 7 acres and delivers it directly to over 40 restaurant chefs in the San Francisco Bay Area. And the 40-acre Green Mountain Girls Farm in Northfield, Vt., which raises pastured goats, chickens, pigs and turkeys and grows vegetables and fruit trees, offers farm stays, cooking classes and workshops on how to milk goats and make cheese and yogurt. “Contemporary people are fairly distant from farms, so we’re trying to reconnect them directly with family scale faming and rebuild their skills, so they can use them on a daily basis,” said farm co-owner Mari Omland. “We offer something deeply personal, highly authentic, hands on.” For the Masumotos, who have worked California’s fields for four generations, it took time to figure out how to best sustain their operation as giant agribusinesses swallowed other family farms. David Mas Masumoto switched to organics in the 1980s, but found that selling sustainably-farmed fruit proved challenging in an era of perfectly uniform supermarket peaches. He wrote a book, “Epitaph for a Peach,” about the struggle to save his heirloom peaches and way of life. And over the years, the family turned that unlikely crop and uncommon lifestyle into a hip, profitable business by involving consumers in the farm through stories. The family hopes the cookbook adds to those efforts.

Growers try to set themselves apart from giant agribusinesses

industry. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Dayton. Haubert lives on Indian Lake in Russells Point with his wife, Kristen, and their two daughters. Lisa Katterhenry Howe, senior financial adviser, also was named as a member of the firm’s Premier Advisors Program, a distinction that reflects Lisa’s achievement of professional success by meeting or exceeding Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Networks’ high standards as measured by one or more of the firm’s criteria for assets under management, educational attainment and client-service best practices. Howe has been a financial adviser with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network for nine years and has more than 20 years of experience in the brokerage industry. She has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Miami University. She also has completed her master of science degree and has Certified Financial Planner practitioner, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor designations. Howe lives in Saint Marys with her husband, Chuck, and their two children. She is active with the local chambers of commerce, United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and Optimist International.



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They’re also writing books, hosting dinners and renting rooms. The ventures allow the public to share the experience and flavor of small farm life. “The opportunities for farmers are significant today, because many of us as eaters want to make the connection to the food system, the land and the farmer,” says Craig McNamara, founder and president of the Center for Land-Based Learning in Winters, Calif., which trains and mentors new farmers. In industry terms, it’s called value-added agriculture, and statistics show the practice is growing. According to the most recent data available, farm operators generated $10 billion in 2007 from farm-related activities other than crop or livestock wholesale, an increase of nearly 80 percent from 2002. Value-added agriculture projects are “a way to have a product to sell year-round, even during winter months,” says Shermain Hardesty, leader of the small farm program at the University of California, Davis. “It reinforces farmers’ connection to consumers,” says Hardesty, who teaches a popular class on the specialty food business. “And by getting involved in marketing their identities, they can expand their profitability.” The examples abound. Just south of Hood River, Ore., Draper Girls’ Country Farm lets people pick their own fruit or rent a room, in addition to selling jams and jellies and cinnamon-sugar dried apples. The 40-acre farm also makes fresh non-

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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Sunday, June 23, the 174th day of 2013. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On June 23, 1888, abolitionist Frederick Douglass received one vote from the Kentucky delegation at the Republican convention in Chicago, effectively making him the first black candidate to have his name placed in nomination for U.S. president. (The nomination went to Benjamin Harrison.) On this date:

In 1860, a congressional resolution authorized creation of the United States Government Printing Office, which opened the following year. In 1931, aviators Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on a round-the-world flight that lasted eight days and 15 hours. In 1947, the Senate joined the House in overriding President Harry S. Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act, designed to limit the power of organized

labor. In 1972, President Richard Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI’s Watergate investigation. (Revelation of the tape recording of this conversation sparked Nixon’s resignation.) President Nixon signed into law Title IX, which barred discrimination on the basis of sex for “any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

Firefighter optimistic they can save town DEL NORTE, Colo. (AP) — A massive wildfire threatening a tourist region in southwestern Colorado has grown to nearly 60 square miles, but officials said Saturday that the erratic blaze had slowed and they were optimistic they could protect the town of South Fork. The fire’s rapid advance prompted the evacuation of hundreds of summer visitors and the town’s 400 permanent residents Friday, and it could be days before people are allowed back into their homes, cabins and RV parks, fire crew spokeswoman Laura McConnell said. South Fork Mayor Kenneth Brooke estimated that 1,000 to 1,500 people were forced to flee. Some business owners were being allowed back into South Fork during the day Saturday to tie up issues left unattended in the rush to leave. Officials, meanwhile, closely

monitored an arm of the blaze moving toward the neighboring town of Creede. “We were very, very lucky,” said Rio Grande County Commissioner Carla Shriver. “We got a free pass yesterday.” McConnell said no structures had been lost and the fire was still about 5 miles from the town. The blaze had been fueled by dry, hot, windy weather and a stand of dead trees, killed by a beetle infestation. But the fire’s spread had slowed by Saturday morning after the flames hit a healthy section of forest. Fire crews remained alert as more hot, dry and windy weather was forecast. The wildfire, a complex of three blazes, remains a danger, officials said. “The fire is very unpredictable,” Shriver told evacuees at Del Norte High School, east of

the fire. “They are saying they haven’t quite seen one like this in years. There is so much fuel up there.” Winds picked up Saturday afternoon and a heavy black again permeated the air in Del Norte, where a Red Cross shelter was set up for evacuees. Anticipating the mandatory South Fork evacuation would last for days, the Red Cross promised more supplies and portable showers. Ralph and Leilani Harden of Victoria, Texas, spend summers in South Fork. “We jumped out of the South Texas hot box into the Colorado frying pan,” Ralph Harden said. Bob and Sherry Mason bought the Wolf Creek Ski Lodge on the Western Edge of South Fork about a year and a half ago. “This (wildfire) was in our contingency plan being in Colorado, but we didn’t expect it

this soon,” Bob Mason said. New fire crews, meanwhile, descended from other areas to join more than 32 fire engines stationed around South Fork, with hoses and tankers at the ready. Firefighters also worked to move potential fuel, such as lawn furniture, propane tanks and wood piles, away from homes and buildings. The town of Creede’s 300 residents were under voluntary evacuation orders as officials feared the fire could reach the roads leading out of town. The heavy black smoke, broken up only by an orange glow over the outlines of the San Juan mountains, was so thick Friday that the plume helped keep an 18-square-mile wildfire burning 100 miles to the east near Walsenburg from spreading as fast as it would have otherwise. Susan Valente, an on-site

spokeswoman for the fire near Walsenburg, said the shade helped keep the forest from drying out in the hot afternoon sun. Residents from 300 homes remain evacuated while in the city of Walsenburg and the town of Aguilar remain on pre-evacuation notice, meaning residents must be ready to flee at a moment’s notice. “Fire conditions are prime with the combination of fuels, heat, winds and low humidity,” fire information officer Mike Stearly of the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center, “It’s expected to be like this through next Tuesday.” There are 12 wildfires burning in Colorado that have scorched 133 square miles, which includes the Black Forest fire that destroyed 511 homes north of Colorado Springs and is the most destructive in Colorado history.

Obama to unveil climate plan in Tuesday speech


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to unveil his longawaited national plan to combat climate change in a major speech, he announced on Saturday. “There’s no single step that can reverse the effects of climate change,” Obama said in an online video released by the White House. “But when it comes to the world we leave our children, we owe it to them to do what we can.” People consulting with White House officials on Obama’s plan, to be unveiled Tuesday at Georgetown University, say they expect him to put forth regulations on heat-trapping gases emitted by existing coalfired power plans. They were not authorized to disclose details about the plan ahead of the announcement and requested anonymity. Environmental groups have been pleading with Obama to take that step, but the administration has said it’s focused first on con-

trols on new power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency, using its authority under the Clean Air Act, has already proposed controls on new plants, but the rules have been delayed to the chagrin of states and environmental groups threatening to sue over the delays. An administration official said last week that Obama was still weighing whether to include existing plants in the climate plan. The official wasn’t authorized to comment by name and requested anonymity. The White House wouldn’t disclose any details Saturday about what steps Obama may call for. But his senior energy and climate adviser, Heather Zichal, said last week that controls on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants would be a major focus. She also said the plan would boost energy efficiency of appliances and buildings, plus expand renewable energy.

Putting a positive spin on a contentious partisan issue, Obama said the U.S. is uniquely poised to deal with the serious challenges posed by climate change. He said American scientists and engineers would have to design new fuels and energy sources, and workers will have to adapt to a clean energy economy. “We’ll need all of us, as citizens, to do our part to preserve God’s creation for future generations,” Obama said. Environmental groups have for months been pushing Obama to make good on a threat he issued to lawmakers in February in his State of the Union address: “If Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will.” Obama’s move to take the matter into his own hands appears to reflect a growing consensus that opposition in Congress is too powerful for any meaningful, sweeping climate legislation to pass anytime soon.



June 23, 2013



The Caroline server Chelsea Henry checks with outside diners Wednesday in downtown Troy.

Patios beckon diners outside Restaurants provide outdoor options BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer Whether a respite from cold air conditioning at the office or a sunny retreat on a hot summer day, patios at eateries are certain to get their fair share of use in the next few months, say local restaurant managers.

El Sombrero Judy Rose, business manager at El Sombrero, said their open patio — built in 2012 — is a favorite for diners. Now in its second year, the outdoor area beckons customers outside from spring through fall. “One advantage we have with our patio is it faces the east, so even on hot days, there’s a lot of shade out here,” Rose said. “The conversation is really nice, and we have a view from across the road to the river. We have people who come early to get their spot.” El Sombrero has such a strong following that Rose said she depends on the regulars to determine when the patio should close for the season. “We don’t set a date, but we have one couple that sits on the patio all the time, and when they tell us it’s too cold, we close it up, because they’d sit out there even during a rainstorm,” Rose said. El Sombrero’s special menu pairs well with the scenic view, too, she added. “We’re bringing in new margaritas, and so far the favorite is the new mango margarita — mango out there on the patio is quite nice,” said Rose, adding that owner Ruben Pelayo “makes all of the margaritas, and his recipe is really great.” The restaurant does not accept reservations, although large parties can call ahead.

The Caroline With the warm weather

La Piazza server Krista Diafite (not pictured) gets food to patrons Wednesday at the restaurant. La Piazza is at 2 N. Market St. in downtown Troy. now staying for good, The Caroline has seen an influx of diners requesting the patio area — especially the weekend of the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure. “Oh gosh, it was wonderful. In fact, it was kind of funny — we asked them if they were bicyclists, because if they were, we thought they might like the patio to stay outside,” said manager Susan McDonald. “But they said they’d like to have the inside because of the air conditioning.” The Caroline is typically closed on Sundays and Mondays, but an exception was made for GOBA. Last Monday night, Celtic band Dulahan performed catty-corner to the restaurant on Prouty Plaza, providing outdoor diners with the perfect view, she said. “We had a really nice crowd, and we normally aren’t open on Mondays,” McDonald said. “We do private parties on

LOCALLY OWNED OUTDOOR DINING OPTIONS • El Sombrero, 1700 N. County Road 25-A, Troy • The Caroline, 5 S. Market St., Troy • La Piazza, 902 W. Main St., Troy • La Fiesta, 836 W. Main St., Troy • Hinders, 902 W. Main St., Tipp City Monday — we do a lot with Goodrich and Hobart.” The Caroline manager Steve Smith determines if the restaurant is open on Sundays and Mondays to accommodate visitors for special events, she said. Call-aheads are accepted, even on weekends. McDonald noted that in the event of rain, it’s the diners’ discretion whether to still sit out on the covered patio.

La Piazza Owner Michael Anticoli of La Piazza said the patio is always the first area that fills up during pleasant weather.

The covered outdoor area is open three seasons a year, sometimes through early November. “Our patio is very popular. People look forward to it,” Anticoli said. “We were the first patio basically in town, a long time ago, about 20 years ago. We’re pretty proud of that. It’s one of those things that not only guests look forward to, but we do, too, because it signals the beginning of spring.” He added, “We have overhead heaters permanently installed in the canopy, so we’re able to turn this on if it gets cool inside. It gets every-

thing under the canopy nice and toasty.” Thanks to restaurant manager Emily Goodin, plants and flowers were added to the landscaping overlooking the square. The patio opened a little later this year than usual, Goodin said, at the end of April or early May. Goodin noted that certain spring and summer events draw an especially notable crowd — including GOBA. “It was unbelievable, great. Real busy, a lot of laid-back people,” Goodin said. “We were full for the (Dulahan) concert out on the patio. The crowd was bigger so business on the patio was better. The same is for the Mayor’s Concert and Cincinnati Symphony.” Call-ahead seating is accepted for the restaurant, which is closed Sunday for lunch. An extended appetizer list will be rolled out this summer, Goodin said, adding, “The calamari is what people really like.”

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Brewers try to get ahead of trends Craft brews plentiful in warm months


In this image taken on June 3, Summerfest, left, and Summer Love Ale are shown in Concord, N.H. explosion began in the 1990s, bringing along more daring styles of beer. By 2012, more than 2,400 breweries operated in the U.S., the highest total since the 1880s, according to the Brewers Association. Craft brewing continues to grab a larger market share. The craft industry grew 17 percent by sales from 2011 to 2012 in the United States, compared with about 1 percent for the overall beer industry. In Central Indiana, that trend has not gone unnoticed by bars and restaurants. Daniel Jones opened Chatham Tap in 2007 on Mass Avenue, a couple of years before the craft beer renaissance exploded in Indiana. But even then he noticed the regular beers weren’t selling. Back then, the answer was in imports or regional brews such as Harp, Guinness, Blue Moon and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Now he sells a full lineup of Hoosier brews at two Chatham Tap locations and Ralston’s on Mass Ave. And some days it seems every craft brewer wants a tap. But Jones has to be selective. “We don’t want to put five Indianapolis breweries on that have the same types of beer,” he said. Jones will let local breweries have a shot. But he wants a variety. And, hey, if the beer doesn’t sell, it’s business. “If we go through a keg in a week, that would be considered good,” he said. “Our best sellers, like Sun King, we’ll go through two or more kegs in a week. But if we’ve had a keg on for more than two weeks that hasn’t run dry, the mob has spoken.” It’s gotten so that folks look at the beer menu as closely as the food menu when choosing where to go. While the tap space is limited, bars and restaurants have found they need the right mix of beers to stay competitive. Don Kelly, 24, McCordsville, never drank craft beer until Triton brewery opened in Lawrence near his home in 2010. Now he’s put down the Bud Light, and craft beer is among the first thing he looks for when choosing a restaurant. “I think it’s definitely a culture shift,” he said. “Craft beer is really taking off. I can’t remember the last time I had a non-craft beer.” A risk to craft brewers is overconfidence. Success starts in small doses and doesn’t guarantee longterm results. Kamstra spent a year talking with bartenders and owners before he opened his brewery. They had a warning he took to heart: Don’t oversell what he could do. So, like Daredevil, he started small. He is selling out everything he is brewing to a limited number of establishments. Those bar owners, he said, don’t want to worry about whether the brewery can

produce enough kegs to fill orders or whether the quality of the beer will be consistent keg to keg. Starting small helps with quality control. He is counting on gradually growing the business. “Because we’re not trying to be on tap all over the place,” he said, “we’re not struggling with it.” The city’s powerhouse brewer, Sun King, started small, too. And after only four years, Sun King is producing 15,000 barrels of beer annually, the largest brewer in the city and second largest in the state. But co-owner Omar Robinson says Sun King markets to bars and restaurants now more than ever before. With so many breweries opening in Indiana, and more coming in from out of state, he can’t rely upon past success to keep his market share. “I’ll give you a good example,” he said. “Oskar Blues will be coming to this state before the end of the year … and I will lose some business. Let’s say Osiris (Sun King’s pale ale) is going to run out somewhere when that happens, and the owner says, ‘Well, I’ll give Oskar Blues a try.’” Oskar Blues, based in Colorado, produces nearly 60,000 barrels a year and is expanding throughout the nation So Sun King sends out a large sales force to ensure its three staples, Sunlight, Wee Mac and Osiris, and its seasonals are on tap at bars. And Sun King's reps still bring growlers around for bar owners to sample and Sun King signs for them to hang up on the walls. But success still comes down to brewing consistently good beers. "The first requirement to stay on tap is to have really good quality beer," Robinson said. "That's the way you have got to get taps, and that's the way you've got to keep them." The Pearsons and Ballenger have their Lift Off IPA on many a tap, but that doesn't stop them from making the rounds, pitching their beer and maintaining their ties to taverns. Michael Pearson brought MacNivens a new style of tap handle one recent evening and stayed to chat with the bartenders and have a few pints. As in many bars throughout the area, the bartenders know him on sight. The time spent is worth it to Pearson. After all, this isn't a hobby. It's an investment. Shane Pearson said it can cost $10,000 to $20,000 to start a small brewing and tasting room. A larger production brewery can cost from $500,000 to $1.5 million in startup costs. They don't want failure to leave a bitter taste. Like the guys at Daredevil, Kamstra of Indiana City Brewing

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It’s the unofficial rule of summer when the sun comes out, so do the coolers. For many, that means stocking up on light beers that are crisp and refreshing, but pack less alcohol. Because when you’re hiking, heading to the beach or pitching a tent, you don’t want to be weighed down by a beer with too robust a body or whose alcohol content impedes the pleasure of all-day sipping. If you’re looking for options beyond the typical mass-market beers, the booming craft beer industry luckily has plenty of options to quench this thirst. Recently, a number of craft brewers have brought out crisp, refreshing choices like the farmhouse ales known as saisons and sessionable beers, which are perfect for summer sipping. Added bonus: these beers also pair well with grilling staples such as burgers, chicken and sausage, summer salads and pizza, as well as spicy foods like Mexican, Thai and Indian. The trouble with craft beers is that by definition they can be hard to find. That’s part of the appeal, of course, but also a bummer when a buddy raves about a recent find that you can’t find. So to make your summer that much better, we’ve gathered a list of some favorite summer-friendly craft brews that are more widely available. • SUMMERFEST (from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, Calif.) Style: Czech Pilsner Alcohol: 5 percent Notes: This golden lager is, of course, refreshing, but it also has a sweet, malty flavor and subtle spicy character that lets you know you’re not drinking just another mainstream beer. • SAISON DUPONT (from Brasserie Dupont in Belgium) Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale Alcohol: 6.5 percent Notes: Saison Dupont is the classic farmhouse ale against which many of today’s modern takes on saisons are measured. This style of beer originally was made by farmers in Belgium during the cooler harvest months and stored for drinking during the summer. This unfiltered ale is full-bodied and malty, but has lots of citrus and spice. It finishes dry and has a good amount of carbonation, which heighten its refreshing and complex characteristics. • ALL DAY IPA (from Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, Mich.) Style: American IPA Alcohol: 4.7 percent Notes: Craft beer drinkers have an affinity for hops, which are known for providing a certain bitterness to beer. For some, the more, the better. For others, that “hoppiness” keeps them away. This beer was brewed with summer and hopheads in mind. The light-bodied ale is crisp and refreshing, but also offers up the citrus and pine tastes and aromas that IPAs are known for. And with still makes his bar-hopping rounds. Wally Bolinger, owner of Red Lion Grog House in Fountain Square, says Kamstra is a regular who worked persistently to earn a tap there. Bolinger just expanded from eight to 12 taps at his watering hole, and he needs the beer sales to pour quickly from each line. It's only going to get more competitive for the brewers, he said. "Ray comes in here a lot,"


This undated publicity photo provided by Brewery Ommegang/Duvel Moortgat USA, shows a bottle and glass of Fleur de Houblon summer ale.

an alcohol content below 5 percent, Founders brewed what it called a session ale to be enjoyed all day and night. • SUMMER LOVE ALE (from Victory Brewing Co. in Philadelphia) Style: Golden Ale Alcohol: 5.2 percent Notes: A few years back, Victory Brewing teamed up with the Philadelphia-area tourism folks to come up with a beer to help promote the City of Brotherly Love and Summer Love was born. The beer became popular among aficionados for its combination of German hops and pale malt that creates a light-bodied ale with a lemony finish. • COLETTE (from Great Divide Brewing Co. in Denver) Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale Alcohol: 7.3 percent Notes: Colette is an homage to traditional farmhouse ales. It’s a complex beer that’s crisp, fruity, spicy and fairly tart. Originally a seasonal offering, the demand became so great that Great Divide began brewing it as a year-round offering. • FLEUR DE HOUBLON (from Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, N.Y.) Style: Belgian-style Summer Ale Alcohol: 6.8 percent Notes: Ommegang’s brand new summer ale is named for the hop flowers used to make the beer. This Belgian-style golden ale blends flavors of citrus from the whole Bravo hops with aromas of fresh cut grass and the sweetness of tropical fruit. The beer, which is clean, dry and refreshing, is fermented twice with the brewery’s unique house yeast to impart complex and spicy notes. • TRADE WINDS (from The Bruery in Placentia, Calif.) Style: Tripel/Belgian-style Golden Ale Alcohol: 8 percent Notes: While a little higher in alcohol content, this Belgianstyle ale with sparkling winelike qualities is definitely a good summer beer, but maybe not all day long. It uses rice in its brewing to give it a lighter body and is spiced with Thai basil. It’s dry, fruity and has a good amount of carbonation. Bolinger said. "He's such a nice guy, and he started up all on his own with a passion for it. He won me over with his personality." But that only goes so far. Indiana City beer is selling. And it will have to keep selling to stay on tap. Kamstra said he has a conservative growth strategy, and he's encouraged that it's working four weeks in. "We'll see where the tide takes us."

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s craft beer industry continues to entice new brewers to try their hand at selling unique brews, but the crowded market is proving more difficult to tap. Walk into just about any bar or restaurant around town, and the tap space seems full after the boom of the past four years. Want something refreshingly hoppy? Try Triton’s Railsplitter, Flat 12’s Half Cycle and just about anything from Three Floyds. How about a light-tasting beer? You’ve got Sun King’s Sunlight Cream Ale, Fountain Square’s Workingman’s Pilsner and Upland’s Wheat. In the mood for something darker? There’s Crown Brewing’s Crown Brown, Oaken Barrel’s Snake-Pit Porter and Barley Island’s Brass Knuckles Oatmeal Stout. Bars are adding taps to accommodate more choices the once aptly named craft brewhouse Twenty Tap in Broad Ripple now boasts 38 handles but there’s still only so much room behind the bar. With about 60 Indiana craft breweries already saturating the market, triple the number from four years ago, breaking into the scene is only getting tougher. Just ask the area’s newest brewers. Ray Kamstra opened Indiana City Brewing Co. two weeks ago Downtown. Twin brothers Shane and Michael Pearson and friend Bill Ballinger opened Shelbyvillebased Daredevil Brewing Co. in January. Each brewery began peddling their products more than a year ago. Just like door-to-door salesmen showing off their latest gadgets, Kamstra and the Shelbyville trio have been bellying up to bars and pulling out growlers of strange brews for the owners and managers to sample. It took patience and persistence and more than a little drinking but the two brewery’s taps are sprouting at local joints. Solidifying deals over suds aside, opening a brewery comes down to having a solid business plan, brewers say. They build personal relationships with customers, brand their products well, maintain quality control and, perhaps most significantly, test the mark by starting small. Neither Indiana City nor Daredevil wanted to start with debt and too much beer even good beer to sell. It’s really competitive,” Shane Pearson said. “There are only so many taps. Having a good beer is the entry stakes. But it’s not just about getting on tap, it’s about staying on tap.” Daredevil counted on the success of a single beer, Lift Off IPA, to launch the business. The bars gave the brew a chance. The customers responded, ordering up pints all over Indianapolis. Lift Off so far is staying on tap, and the successful blend is helping Daredevil launch a series of seasonal beers. “We make a high-quality product in Lift Off, and it sells the seasonals,” Pearson said. Unlike Daredevil, Indiana City Brewing opened a tasting room. But to get the word out, getting on tap throughout the city will be key. Kamstra’s business plan is to start small and sell out. He’s on tap at four bars near the brewery on Shelby Street north of Fountain Square. The limited number of bars serving the drinks and good reviews has created a buzz. “There is a greater demand than what we’ve been able to put out there so far,” he said. Craft beer aficionados think breweries such as Indiana City and Daredevil can survive with the right business plans. Jake Koeneman blogs about the craft beer industry for Hoosier Beer Geek, and he thinks there is still room in the market for good, consistent brewers. “The issue that we’ve had, and the concern we’ve had about this craft beer bubble that people talk about, it’s not that Indiana can’t sustain it,” he said. “It’s making sure we have quality that continues to come out.” The days of serving only traditional beers like Miller Lite and Bud Light appear over. Only 44 breweries dotted the country by the end of the 1970s, and there wasn’t much flavor to go around. The nationwide craft beer

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Is one family size more scrutinized? New book explores the not-so-miserable only child NEW YORK (AP) — No kids, one kid, four kids: There’s no end to the debate over why people decide on a certain number. But is one family configuration more scrutinized than another? Lauren Sandler thinks so. She delves into the myths and misconceptions about singletons in a new book, “One and Only,” out this month from Simon & Schuster. And she feels strongly about the subject, as a journalist and an only child raising an only child with her photographer husband, who’s one of two. The choice of one, the Brooklyn mom said, is often demonized and the pull to have more is strong at times. Based on scores of interviews with academics and only children, the book wasn’t intended as memoir, though Sandler’s family — her “lean team” of three — is woven throughout. While she’s content and confident her 5-year-old daughter is doing great, Sandler hasn’t escaped the conflict. Her reaction when her husband suggests he get a vasectomy drives home the turmoil. “I burst into tears, run up to our bedroom, and throw myself onto the pillows like a heartsick teenager,” she writes. “Despite all the rational information that supports my reluctance to have another kid, all the research demonstrating that only children are fine, all the data suggesting the additional sacrifices another kid would require, making the choice not to have another child is still fraught with conflict. It’s an emotional struggle that, it turns out, no set of numbers and analysis can erase.” A conversation with Lauren Sandler: AP: How has research on raising only children changed in recent years? Sandler: I don’t think it’s really changed. What keeps happening is people


This June 17 photo released courtesy of Lauren Sandler shows, from left, Justin Lane, Lauren Sandler and Dahlia Lane at their home in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Sandler delves into the myths and misconceptions about singletons in a new book, “One and Only,” out this month from Simon & Schuster. Sandler says the choice of having one child is often demonized and the pull to have more is strong at times. Based on scores of interviews with academics and only children, the book wasnʼt intended as memoir, though Sandlerʼs family of three is woven throughout. keep retesting, saying, ‘Oh, how could it possibly be true that all of these studies from all of these years ago have said that only children are just fine.’ And so they retest and then they find out, ‘Oh yeah, only children are fine.’ AP: So where does the notion come from that only children are lonely, selfish and maladjusted? Sandler: I’ve been puzzling over this for three years, and the best I can come up with is this sort of three-pronged answer. No. 1, it was a story that needed to develop in an evolutionary biology sense, that in order to thrive as a species we had to have more of us, so that was

important. And then we were an agrarian society, and in an agrarian society children were a work force and a life insurance policy, and if you wanted your family to thrive you needed to have a bigger one. But then the Industrial Revolution came around, then the women’s movement came around. We didn’t really come to terms with what women’s freedom looks like, and we didn’t really come to terms with how much society had changed, and so we kept telling this story. I’ve talked to researchers who think that it’s a story that people need to tell because having more kids is hard and you need to feel like there’s a

Allergic reactions common Know when stings are life-threatening BY DR. MONA V. MANGAT Tampa Bay Times Sonia was out shopping for her bridal gown on a sweltering day. She stopped on the sidewalk to throw away her smoothie cup. Buzzing around the trash bin was a yellow jacket that stung her on the arm. Within 15 minutes, Sonia was covered in hives from head to toe. She began coughing and became short of breath and lightheaded. Luckily, she was with a friend who is a pharmacist. She quickly ran into a drugstore and gave Sonia a dose of Benadryl and a puff of her own rescue inhaler. Sonia is among the 3 percent of American adults who suffer a systemic allergic reaction to stinging insects. Fifty deaths occur every year from such reactions. Most occur in adults and in those without a prior history of a stinging-insect reaction. Having hay fever, food allergies or allergic asthma puts you at no higher risk than average of what are known as venom allergies. Nor does having a family member with a stinging-insect allergy mean you’re more likely to have one. Stinging insects are found in many places. Generally. honeybees nest in hollow trees. Yellow jackets scavenge for food, often around trash cans and large metal bins such as Dumpsters. Hornets create nests that may hang from soffits of roofs. Wasps’ nests look like honeycombs and are usually found on roof overhangs, behind shutters or

in dryer vents. Fire ants create underground nests with those telltale sandy mounds. Their stings are usually in a semi-circular pattern and often lead to pustules. Everyone who gets stung by a bee, wasp, yellow jacket, hornet or fire ant will experience pain, itching, redness and swelling, normal reactions to the chemical properties of the venom. If there’s just a sting or two, symptoms generally subside in an hour or so — longer if there are more stings. Less common is a larger area of swelling that can extend to involve the nearest joint. Children experiencing diffuse skin symptoms far away from the sting site — such as hives — need to be evaluated by an allergist. But rarely are they likely to develop a life-threatening reaction to a future sting. Symptoms of a systemic allergic response can include: • Skin involvement — hives, flushing, swelling; • Respiratory involvement — difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness; • Cardiovascular involvement — chest pain, dizziness, low blood pressure, fainting; • Gastrointestinal involvement — nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping. Symptoms will usually occur within minutes of a sting and may include all or only a few of the above symptoms. Skin symptoms are, by far, the most common symptoms, but rarely occur alone in allergic patients. Acute systemic symptoms should be treated with Benadryl. Systemic

symptoms involving the respiratory or cardiovascular tract require immediate emergency care and require injectable epinephrine. Ice packs and analgesics, like Tylenol or ibuprofen, also help with pain and swelling. Any symptoms other than just localized swelling and pain should be evaluated by an allergist to identify a true allergy to venom. This may involve a basic evaluation, as well as skin testing if appropriate. Once a venom allergy is identified, patients can learn how to avoid situations where they might be stung. Since not all stings can be prevented, they also should carry an injectable epinephrine device (commonly known as an EpiPen) and know when and how to use it. An identification bracelet or tag that can make others aware of this allergy is also a good idea. Venom immunotherapy — monthly allergy shots — is the best way to prevent a life-threatening reaction in allergic patients. Sonia was skin-tested and was found to be allergic to wasp venom only. She carries an EpiPen and is very cautious to avoid further stings. She will likely begin immunotherapy as soon as the allergist in her family can convince her to start. I’m working on her now — she’s my sister. Dr. Mona V. Mangat is a board-certified allergist and immunologist in St. Petersburg, Fla., at Bay Area Allergy & Asthma. You can find her at

reason behind it. AP: Is there an underlying discrimination in the culture against only children? Sandler: I was having a conversation with an only child I met and she was telling me that about 10 years ago she was in a job interview and her lack of siblings came up, and the person she was interviewing with, the boss of this company, said, ‘I’m sorry, I don’t hire only children.’ And that was that. Can you imagine if she was any other group? I’m sure it’s illegal but I’m sure that no one even thinks about it in terms of being illegal because we’re not a race. We’re not any stan-

dard minority group. We just happen to be this group of people that the world has decided is a certain way even though hundreds of studies and decades and decades of research have shown that we just aren’t all that different. AP: What drives that nagging pull to have more? Sandler: I think that as parents we want our kids to be happy and to thrive. We want our families to be happy, and we have society telling us if you have one kid, your kid’s going to be really unhappy. You’re going to have a miserable misfit of a child, but if you give your child a sibling you will have a happy family. The data tells us that

most people have their first child for themselves and the second child for the benefit of their first. I feel like if you want two kids, three kids, five kids, no kids, great. Do what your heart tells you but don’t do what society is whispering in your ear, especially when it’s based on such fallacy. AP: When you’re raising only one, everyone seems to want a say. As an only yourself who is raising an only do you feel you’re under a spotlight in that respect? Sandler: If you choose not to have a child, like many people I know, then society may mumble and grumble about how you’re not fully a woman, you’re a selfish person, and you’re going to mess up a ‘defenseless child’ by not giving them a sibling. I think that that feeling, that you are making a bad call and it’s going to hurt a child, is enough so that people feel like they can go from beaming at your adorable child in the subway or in the supermarket line to shaking their head and saying they wouldn’t do that to their child, which is a line that I’ve heard a lot. AP: In light of all the positives you’ve rounded up on the benefits of having an only child, including the financial benefits, you seem to remain conflicted about it. Can you explain that a bit? Sandler: I know my daughter would be a great big sister and I love babies, and I love being a parent more than I ever thought that I would. I love the delicious closeness that you have with a small child, and you know, my kid’s 5. I know that type of delicious intensity with a small kid is eroding. I know that that’s going to come to an end. That makes me feel like, ‘All right, I’m pretty sure that this is what’s going to be the best choice for the three of us,’ but I’m always open to the idea of change, or the notion that the heart can swerve.

Summertime, and the photography’s easy BY SANDI GENOVESE Scripps Howard News Service With kids out of school for the summer, they are likely to be the subjects in many of our summer photos. It got me wondering about tips for taking better shots of children, so I spoke with two photographers who shared their secrets for taking good, child-friendly photos: • Forget about telling children to smile. They will likely force a smile to please you. It’s much better to give them something to smile about. Crack a joke, or make a silly expression in order to get them to laugh. Another option is to try a little reverse psychology and tell them not to smile and not to look at you. They will usually smile right into the camera with a little giggle and impish grin, resulting in a fabulous photo. • Children don’t have to smile in every photo. Some of my favorite kid photos are the ones where they look intently into the camera. One way to achieve this is with the promise of a story. When you begin to tell the story, the child will look at you with such interest and anticipation that it usually ends in a wonderful expression and a great photo. • In order to get the perfect shot, it’s helpful to take a lot of photos of the same pose. Digital cameras have made this supereasy; simply delete the shots you don’t like. Most point-and-shoot cameras have settings for several special occasions, including one for taking better portraits, one for taking


Give your child something to smile about and you'll get great photos. nighttime photos and one for better action shots. Kids are always on the move, so action shots are likely to reflect them at their most natural selves. Getting a good action photo is as simple as choosing the “action” setting on the camera. • If you’re taking photos at the beach, it’s a common misconception to have your subjects facing into the sun. However, it works better if you have the sun at their backs. The sun will illuminate their hair and you can illuminate their faces with the flash from the camera. This technique is known

as “fill flash” and it eliminates squinting and harsh shadows caused by a bright sun. • It’s also important to fill the frame with exactly what you want to see in the photo. Avoid standing too far away from your subjects and just keep moving closer until your viewfinder is filled only with the amount of picture you want. The longer daylight hours in summer present the perfect opportunity to take lots of photos. And while your kids may roll their eyes when you pull out the camera, they are sure to thank you later.


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A red flag on the beach warns swimmers of a problem area at the Rockaways in the Queens borough of New York on June 1. Superstorm Sandy hit the Rockaways hard last fall, flooding homes and stores, eroding the beach in some spots and destroying the boardwalk, but subway service has been restored, small businesses are reopening, and the beaches are attracting plenty of visitors.

Coney, Rockaway beaches post-Sandy Crowds are back on both beaches and enjoying the food and attractions NEW YORK (AP) — Two of New York’s best-known waterfront neighborhoods took a beating last fall from Superstorm Sandy: Coney Island in Brooklyn and the Rockaways in Queens. But crowds are back on both beaches and enjoying local attractions, from the rides and hot dogs at Coney Island, to surfing and a funky taco stand in the Rockaways. “They took a punch in the stomach, there’s no question, but they’re back strong,” said Robert K. Steel, the city’s deputy mayor for economic development. The city spent $270 million to reopen its beaches, Steel said, noting that they’re “an important part of the New York experience” for locals and out-of-towners alike. The city has eight public beaches along 14 miles of coastline, but Coney Island and the Rockaways, while very different, are two of the best-known, especially among tourists. “At Coney, you’ve got the AP PHOTO/MARY ALTAFFER, FILE amusement park, the boardwalk, In this May 24 file photo, Andrew Field, the owner of Rockaway Taco, looks out from his store in the the historic attractions,” said Steel, adding that “it’s an organ- Rockaway Beach neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York. ized experience” that leaves you “buzzing.” In contrast, Rockaway a great place to chill out, with hoods. a mix of beachgoers, surfers, By subway, Coney Island is at longtime residents and trendy least an hour from Manhattan. 20-somethings creating a laidTake the D, F, N or Q downtown back scene that’s been dubbed to the last stop in Brooklyn, the “hipster Hamptons.” Stillwell Avenue. Here are some things to see and do at both beaches. Rockaway

Coney Island Coney Island has been undergoing a comeback for several years, and that redevelopment continues despite severe flooding last fall. The boardwalk looks spiffier than ever, with bright signage and several new venues, including the candy store It’Sugar, 1232 Surf Ave., and Nets by Adidas, 3015 Stillwell Ave., which sells T-shirts, hats and other Nets basketball team gear. Also new this season: a carousel, though technically it’s an old-timer. The antique merrygo-round closed a few years ago but was bought by the city, restored, and just reopened near the Parachute Jump and MCU Park, the stadium used by Brooklyn’s minor league baseball team, the Cyclones. The Cyclones team is named for Coney Island’s famous Cyclone wooden roller coaster, built in 1927. Another landmark among Coney Island’s dozens of rides is the Wonder Wheel, which opened in 1920. The Cyclone’s shake, rattle and roll experience is not for the faint of heart, and even the Wonder Wheel offers a thrilling twist to the usual Ferris wheel: Some cars slide back and forth as you get your bird’s-eye view. (Ask for a stationary car if that sounds scary.) Near the underground entrance to the Wonder Wheel is


A child rides the B & B Carousel on the Coney Island's boardwalk, June 19 in New York. a mechanical fortune-teller called Grandmother’s Predictions. The booth has been there since 1923 but had to be sent off for restoration after Sandy. Grandma looks better than ever after her makeover, and offers cards predicting your fate for just 50 cents. Unlike Disney or Six Flags amusement parks, there’s no upfront admission at Coney Island. You can walk around for free, take photos, people-watch, and buy tickets for individual rides (Wonder Wheel, $7; Cyclone, $9, carousel, $3). Or buy cards or wristbands good for a number of rides; just remember that there are several different, independently run parks, so a card for Luna Park won’t cover the Wonder Wheel, and viceversa. Eateries range from hot dogs, fries and seafood at Nathan’s Famous, corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues, to a brand-new Mexican-style cantina, Place to Beach, 3070 Stillwell Ave., to

Tom’s Coney Island, 1229 Boardwalk West, which opened last year. For sublime pizza, walk a few blocks to Totonno, 1524 Neptune Ave., a legendary holein-the-wall that lives up to the hype. You can’t buy pizza by the slice at Totonno, but one person can make a serious dent in a small pie. The New York Aquarium, at West Eighth Street on the boardwalk, was closed for seven months due to storm damage. It’s reopened about half of its exhibits, including sea lions, penguins, walruses and seals, with admission reduced from $14.95 to $9.95. On Fridays, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., admission is by donation. Events at Coney Island include the Mermaid Parade (this Saturday, June 22), fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Fridays through the summer, and a movie series, Flicks on the Beach, kicking off July 1. For more information, visit http://www.coneyislandfunguide. com or the Coney Island guide at

The Rockaway section of Queens was hard-hit by the storm. There were more than a half-dozen deaths; electricity and train service were disrupted for months; homes, businesses and 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) of the wooden boardwalk were destroyed. But the area is coming back. On a recent sunny Saturday, the newly restored shuttle train to the beach was standing-room only. At Rockaway Taco, 95 Rockaway Beach Blvd., hipsters in cargo shorts and brimmed hats waited patiently in line for over an hour for fish tacos. And the beach was packed with sunbathers, even where swimming is off limits because of erosion that’s left only a narrow strip of sand. Several shops cater to Rockaway’s famous surfing scene. At Boarders, 192 Beach 92nd St., which sells and rents boards ($35 for four hours, $50 for the day), the guest book has been signed by customers from as far away as Kazakhstan, Australia, Ecuador, Japan, Holland and South Africa. Storm damage forced Boarders’ owner Steve Stathis to “gut the place” and discard more than $30,000 worth of inventory, but, he says, “we’re back now.” Stathis says the most popular spot for surfers is off Beach 90th Street, and it gets crowded. “I won’t rent boards until 10 a.m. so it gives the locals four or

five hours of surfing for themselves,” he said. Rockaway is located on a peninsula with the bay and the ocean sides several blocks apart. On the bay, Rockaway Jet Ski, 375 Beach 92nd St., rents jet skis ($85 a half-hour on weekends, $75 weekdays) and offers guided jet ski tours, including a four-hour trip from the Rockaways all the way around Manhattan island ($600, though sometimes there are deals online). If the buzz and speed of jet skis aren’t your style, owner Robert Kaskel also rents kayaks ($25 an hour weekends, $20 weekdays). The nearby marshlands are sure to please nature-lovers, he says: “Guaranteed you’ll see a lot of beautiful things. We have nesting grounds for all kinds of birds and turtles.” Kaskel also owns a bar and restaurant, Thai Rock, which suffered $1.5 million in storm damage. But he reopened the venue with a smaller menu, and recommends the red snapper in banana leaf among the homemade specialties (his wife is Thai). Other places to check out include Blue Bungalow, a beachthemed home and gift shop, 165 Beach 116th St.; the Irish Circle restaurant, a local favorite since 1940 at 101-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd.; Sayra’s, a new wine-andtapas bar, 91-11 Rockaway Beach Blvd.; and the soon-toopen Playland complex with an upscale motel, bars, restaurants, and shopping, named for a longdefunct seaside amusement park, 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd. More information is at http://www.discoverthe Restoring the beach and boardwalk is a long-term project. Construction equipment abounds and red flags mark areas where swimming is not yet allowed. Areas open for swimming are subject to change, but as of mid-June, included 75th to 85th streets and 108th to 146th streets. (Rockaway is notorious for riptides, so don't swim without a lifeguard present.) Concrete boardwalk islands provide access to the beach at Beach 86th, 97th, 106th and 115th117th streets. From Manhattan, allow 90 minutes by subway. Take the A train to Broad Channel and transfer to the S shuttle with stops between 90th and 116th streets. (The A train to Far Rockaway serves the other end of the peninsula.) For cars, a municipal parking lot is located at Beach 116th Street. Other options include a $2 ferry from Manhattan — fault.aspx — and the Rockabus, a bus from Brooklyn and Manhattan's Lower East Side, ($15 round-trip).



Sunday, June 23, 2013


Zombie racers: ‘World War Z’ shows speedy undead LOS ANGELES (AP) — Looks like some (undead) body has been hitting the treadmill. The zombies in “World War Z” move with Carl Lewis speed and a swarm-like mentality inspired in part by rabid dogs, furthering the eternal fan debate over whether the walking dead should actually run. Traditionalists fans of George Romero’s 1968 horror classic “Night of the Living Dead” prefer their zombies slow and lumbering. But modern incarnations of the undead are often more agile. “Some people think slowmoving zombies aren’t that much of a threat, because they’re pretty easy to maneuver against,” said Roger Ma, author

of “The Zombie Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Living Dead.” ”I’m more a fan of the slow-moving genre, and that’s how I approach the strategy in my book. Fast-moving zombies present a whole new host of issues you have to deal with.” Films such as “Dawn of the Dead” and “28 Days Later” have also shown more lithe living dead. Romero blamed the shift to swift-footed undead on video games. “It makes sense if you think about it. Those games are all about hand-eye coordination and how quickly can you get them before they get you. So the zombies have to keep coming at you, crawling over the walls and across the ceiling,” he told

Vanity Fair in 2010. “I still don’t agree with it. If zombies are dead, how can they move fast? My guys don’t run. They never have and they never will. They’re just lumbering oafs that are easy to dispose of unless you make a mistake. Those are the rules, and I’ll stick with what I’ve got.” In the Brad Pitt thriller opening Friday, those infected with the zombie virus move slowly until they detect prey. Inspired by images of attack dogs and feeding insects, filmmakers said they wanted to honor the zombie genre, but also “try to do something new and different.” Director Marc Forster likens the movement of “World War Z” zombies to “the way flocks of

birds or fish or ants move together.” “I thought it would be interesting to see these zombies, who have no intellect since they are the walking dead, react in this swarm mentality,” he said. “When the feeding frenzy starts, it’s almost like a shark that smells blood. In the moment they sense that there’s something to attack, they will just go for it.” Pitt plays a former United Nations investigator searching for the source of the worldwide plague that turns people into athletically inclined zombies that can scale walls and overtake cities in minutes. Soldiers shoot down some of the zombies, but without a weapon, humans

don’t stand much of a fighting chance. “With fast-movers, you really lose the ability to strategize, both from an individual perspective and an agency, law enforcement or government perspective,” said Ma, whose book deals with fighting zombies without guns. “You don’t have time to think. That’s the most challenging thing with the fast movers.” But can devotees of traditional depictions of the undead appreciate the sportier zombies of today? “It’s always great to see zombies,” Ma said. “As a fan, we’ll take whatever we can get. Fast moving, slow moving… as long as the story is good, there’s a place for both.”


Amiably animated ‘Monsters University’ gets a passing grade BY JAKE COYLE AP Film Reviewer

et doors.) The professional scarers are like rock stars in Monstropolis, and Wazowski, blind to his diminutive size and total lack of fright-inducing menace, dreams of making the big leagues. For Sully (John Goodman), such a future is presumed. He’s “a Sullivan,” a legacy, the son of a famous scarer. Blessed with a powerful roar, he boasts all the natural talent Wazowski lacks. One a jock of privilege, the other a wide-eyed aspirant: Neither can stand the other. But both find themselves kicked out of the Scare Program by the cruel Dean Hardscrabble (Helen Mirren), a kind of winged centipede. Shut to the doors of the cool kids frat, Roar Omega Roar (captained well by Nathan Fillion’s chest-pumping Johnny Worthington), Wazowski and Sully have no recourse but to join the motley gang of misfits at Oozma Kappa (“We’re OK!” they shout). Their only way back in is to win the Scare Games, a Harry Potter-like tradition of competing fraternities. If “Monsters, Inc.” was workplace whimsy, “Monsters University” is campus comedy. Characters widely varied in both skill sets and biology are finding their path, often a happy deviation from their expected one. Director Dan Scanlon, a veteran Pixar storyboard artist, populates this collegiate life with rich detail and sly but not forced references. Ultimately, the film (which is preceded by a short, “The Blue Umbrella”) makes a surprisingly sharp lesson on the hard truths of limited talent (giftedness remains an intriguing Pixar theme seen previously in “The Incredibles” and “Ratatouille”), but also of the great value in plucky determination. Pixar’s “Monsters University” might not be as gifted as some of its other movies, but sometimes it’s alright to be OK.

In Pixar’s “Monsters University,” a prequel to 2001 “Monsters, Inc.,” our expert “scarers” to be the wisecracking pipsqueak Mike Wazowski and the burly James B. Sullivan are college freshmen with high aspirations. Pixar, too, knows something about expectations. Thanks to the gentle poetry of “Up,” the cosmic romance of “WALL-E” and the unlikely artist portrait of “Ratatouille” (not to mention others), the mantle is high for Pixar, a paragon of pop culture. AP PHOTO/PARAMOUNT PICTURES, JAAP BUITENDIJK But lately, the studio This publicity image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from center left, Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, Abigail hasn’t been living up to its Hargrove as Rachel Lane, and Mireille Enos as Karin Lanein a scene from “World War Z.” uniquely high standard. “Monsters University” follows two subpar efforts, “Cars 2” and “Brave,” both of which lacked Pixar’s usual inventiveness. The BY JOCELYN NOVECK shot ending, endless script was written as an oral his- Korea lead Gerry to Israel, digital animation outfit, it the only country to have tory, a collection of indidrafts and major crew AP Film Reviewer turned out, is human after vidual accounts. The film- smartly employed the use all. changes along the way. of walls, artificial and makers wisely ditched But in the end, it’s Might there be a real“Monsters University” is that format for the sake of ancient. But then those life zombie apocalypse one pretty much what you’d neither a bold return to persistent zombies stretch form nor another misfire, immediacy. want in a summer blockday? Not likely, but then themselves into a teeming, but a charming, colorful We begin in buster: scary but not-tooagain, the way zombies terrifying tower of unPhiladelphia, on a sunny gross zombies, a fasthave chomped their way coming-of-age tale that morning in the kitchen of humanity. Gerry escapes paced journey to exotic into our pop culture the would be a less qualified Gerry Lane (Pitt), his wife just in time for a seriously success for all but Pixar. locales, a few quite last several years, it’s harrowing plane-crash Karin (Mireille Enos, maybe a bit less implausi- thrilling action scenes, The profusion of sequels is sequence. expressive well beyond and did we mention Brad ble than it once was. indeed dismaying for a stuThe final act takes her few lines), and their Pitt? What IS increasingly dio that so frequently has place on a dramatically two daughters. We learn Oh right, we did. quite plausible, alas, is a prized originality. But smaller scale, and at a quickly that Gerry has Surely this isn’t a perscary global pandemic, “Monsters University” is abandoned his former har- slower pace. Not to give formance to rival Pitt’s and “World War Z,” the nevertheless pleasant, amirowing work investigating away too much, but this is ably animated family enterwork in “Moneyball” or long-awaited Brad Pitt where Gerry’s scientific crimes in places like Tree of Life,” but “The thriller, cleverly melds tainment. instincts and that Brad Rwanda, Bosnia and given the lack of time for that real-life threat into A big reason is because Pitt calm will come into Liberia in favor of a nice nuanced character develthe more fanciful zombie Wazowski and Billy Crystal play. home life. premise. Talk about more opment, it hardly seems remain one of the best It’s worth noting that As the family drives off meant to be. What Pitt bang for your buck: Once toon-voice actor combinathere are, amid the mayfor the day, though, life offers the film is pretty you’ve settled back into tions in animation. A lime much what his character, changes in an instant. The hem, occasional touches of green ball with spindly your seat after a good a level-headed former U.N. streets of Philadelphia are humor. And one of them snarling zombie chase, appendages, he’s little more suddenly and terrifyingly serves as a prudent investigator, offers the there’s nothing like the than one big eyeball. But reminder to turn off those it’s Wazowski’s mouth overrun by packs of wild, endangered planet: thought of a SARS outraging zombies. Once bit, cellphones. After all, it’s break to get the blood rac- Nothing too flashy, just a that’s his dominant feature. it takes only seconds for a not just your movie-going He’s ceaselessly chipper, comfortable, intelligent ing again. partner you’ll annoy here. with a stand-up’s penchant But let’s just say right presence that keeps things human to turn into one. Cellphones also happen for sarcasm. Talk about a leadership grounded and just might here that the one apocato awaken zombies. vacuum: The president is win the day. lypse you won’t see in He arrives on campus Consider yourself warned. an eager, retainer-mouthed already dead. Thanks to That last part, of “World War Z,” based on course, remains to be seen: his former U.N. boss, the 2006 novel by Max bookworm with his heart “World War Z,” a Gerry’s family is whisked Brooks (son of Mel), is an The filmmakers hope set on becoming a star Paramount Pictures to an aircraft carrier, but “World War Z” is just the artistic one. There was pupil in Monster there’s a wee price for this release, is rated PG-13 for University’s prestigious first in a franchise. And lots of talk about this intense frightening zombie and competitive Scare protection: Gerry must mega-budget 3D movie, co- so, the story may have a sequences, violence and head out to find the source long way to go. produced by Pitt and Program, and moving on to disturbing images. But the beginning espe- of the outbreak. directed by Marc Forster, his dream career at For an hour, the action Running time: 116 minfalling on its $200-million cially the first half of this “Monsters University,” a Monsters, Inc. (Monsters is swift: Clues gathered at utes. Three stars out of movie is promising. As plus feet, what with a fuel their world by scaring Walt Disney release, is rated a prison complex in North four. fans of the book know, it postponed release, a reG. Running time: 103 minhuman children through the nighttime portal of clos- utes. Three stars out of four.

Pitt, zombies entertain in ‘WWZ’

NEW YORK (AP) — James Gandolfini left behind numerous projects in various states of development, including two films that have already completed production. The 51-year-old actor, who died Wednesday, had been busy, appearing in a flurry of late 2012 releases, including the Osama bin Laden hunt thriller “Zero Dark Thirty,” the stylish crime saga “Killing Them Softly” and the 1960s coming-of-age drama “Not Fade Away,” which reteamed him with “Sopranos” creator David Chase. Gandolfini continued to gravitate toward character actor roles, several of which will now be released posthumously. The Brooklyn crime film “Animal Rescue,” which was shot this spring, was


This 2007 file photo originally supplied by HBO, shows James Gandolfini, left, Steven Van Zandt and Tony Sirico, right, members of the cast of the HBO cable television mob drama “The Sopranos.” Gandolfini sdied Wednesday in Italy. He was 51. his final movie. Directed by Michael R. Roskam (“Bullhead”) and written by Dennis Lehane, it stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace, with Gandolfini

playing a bar owner. Fox Searchlight is expected to release it next year. Gandolfini also co-stars in “Enough Said,” a romance from writer-direc-

tor Nicole Holofcener (“Please Give”). He plays ex-husband to Catherine Keener, who is pursued by another divorcee, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Shot last fall, “Enough Said” is also to be distributed by Fox Searchlight, though there is no release date set. The “Sopranos” star continued to have close associations with HBO. He had shot a pilot for the network with Steven Zaillian (“A Civil Action”) for “Criminal Justice,” an adaption of the 2008 BBC series in which he plays a low-rent New York City attorney. Though HBO initially passed on picking up the show, it was restructured for a more limited miniseries run. No episodes beyond the pilot have been shot, so the series’ future is now uncertain.

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Troy Civic Theatre Presents

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By Derek Dunavent

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Gandolfini leaves behind 2 completed films

TCT at the Barn in the Park Across from Hobart Arena


Sunday, June 23, 2013



DATES TO REMEMBER toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of con• DivorceCare seminar and supfronting and how to act nonviolently port group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. with stress and anger issues. at Piqua Assembly of God Church, • Mind Over Weight Total Fitness, 8440 King Arthur Drive, Piqua. Child 6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin St., Troy. care provided through the sixthOther days and times available. For grade. more information, call 339-2699. • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will • TOPS (Take Off Pounds meet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminter Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The dis- New members welcome. For more cussion meeting is open. information, call 335-9721. • AA, Troy Trinity Group meets at • Troy Noon Optimist Club will 7 p.m. for open discussion in the 12 meet at noon at the Tin Roof restauStep Room at the Trinity Episcopal rant. Guests welcome. For more Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. information, call 478-1401. • AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., • Weight Watchers, Westminster Westminster Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, and meeting at 5:30 p.m. Piqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. • Parenting Education Groups will • AA, Living Sober meeting, open meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family to all who have an interest in a sober Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. lifestyle, 7:30 p.m., Westminster Franklin St., Troy. Learn new and Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash age-appropriate ways to parent chiland Caldwell streets, Piqua. dren. Call 339-6761 for more infor• Narcotics Anonymous, Winnerʼs mation. There is no charge for this Group, will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity program. Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., • Narcotics Anonymous, Hug A Troy. Open discussion . Miracle, will meet at 7 p.m. at the • Narcotics Anonymous, Poison Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Free, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Main St., Troy, use back door. Church, 202 W. Fourth St., third floor, • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Greenville. Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal • Narcotics Anonymous, Never Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., First • Sanctuary, for women who have Christian Church, 212 N. Main St., been affected by sexual abuse, locaSidney tion not made public. Must currently • Teen Talk, where teens share be in therapy. For more information, their everyday issues through comcall Amy Johns at 667-1069, Ext. 430 munication, will meet at 6 p.m. at the • Miami Valley Womenʼs Center, Troy View Church of God, 1879 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Staunton Road, Troy. Heights, offers free pregnancy test• Singles Night at The Avenue will ing, noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For be from 6-10 p.m. at the Main more information, call 236-2273. Campus Avenue, Ginghamsburg • Pilates for Beginners, 8:30-9:30 Church, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Troy. Each week, cards, noncompeti- Main St., Tipp City. For more informative volleyball, free line dances and tion, call Tipp-Monroe Community free ballroom dance lessons. Child Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at care for children birth through fifth 669-2441. grade is offered from 5:45-7:45 p.m. • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 each night in the Main Campus build- p.m. at Ginghamsburg South ing. For more information, call 667Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 1069, Ext. 21. 25-A, one mile south of the main • A Spin-In group, practicing the campus. art of making yarn on a spinning wheel, meets from 2-4 p.m. on the TUESDAY third Sunday at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp • Double deck pinochle is played City. All knitters are invited to attend. at the Tipp City Public Library, 11 E. For more information, call 667-5358. Main St., every Tuesday at 1 p.m. • Baseball bingo will be offered from 7 p.m. until games are complete Come enjoy the relaxed environment with beverages provided by the at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., library. Sign up is required, either in Piqua. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds help the youth base- person at the circulation desk or by phone at (937) 667-3826, Ext. 216. ball organization, a nonprofit. • Deep water aerobics will be offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln MONDAY Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit www.lcc• Dollar menu night will be from 6- for more information and 8 p.m. at Troy Eagles, 225 N. Elm St. programs. Dollar menu items include hamburger • A teen support group for any sliders, sloppy joe, hot dog, grilled grieving teens, ages 12-18 years in cheese, french fries, onion straws, the greater Miami County area is cup of soup, ice cream and more for offered from 6-7:30 p.m. on the sec$1 each. ond and fourth Tuesday evenings at • Come join an Intermediate the Generations of Life Center, secContract Bridge game at the Tipp City ond floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. Public Library every Monday at 1:30 There is no participation fee. p.m. Beverages and relaxed compa- Sessions are facilitated by trained ny provided. Sign up is required, bereavement staff and volunteers. either in person at the circulation Crafts, sharing time and other grief desk, 11 E. Main St., or by phone at support activities are preceded by a (937) 667-3826, Ext. 216. light meal. • Students in grades sixth through • Quilting and crafts is offered 12 can get together with their friends from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday the first Monday of each month at 3 at the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First p.m. at the Tipp City Public Library St., Tipp City. Call 667-8865 for more and make something original. information. Registration is required by stopping in • Mothers of Preschoolers, a at 11 E. Main St., or calling (937) group of moms who meet to unwind 667-3826. and socialize while listening to infor• Christian 12 step meetings, mation from speakers, meet the sec“Walking in Freedom,” are offered at ond and fourth Tuesday from 6:157 p.m. at Open Arms Church, 4075 8:30 p.m. Single, married, working or Tipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. stay-at-home moms are invited. • An arthritis aquatic class will be Children (under 5) are cared for in offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at MOPPETS. For more information, Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call contact Michelle Lutz at 440-9417 or 335-2715 or visit for Andrea Stapleton at 339-8074. more information and programs. • The Miami Shelby Chapter of • An evening grief support group the Barbershop Harmony Society will meets the second and fourth Monday meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene Street evenings at 7 p.m. at the Generations United Methodist Church, 415 W. of Life Center, second floor, 550 Greene St., Piqua. All men interested Summit Ave., Troy. The support in singing are welcome and visitors group is open to any grieving adult in always are welcome. For more inforthe greater Miami County area and mation, call 778-1586 or visit the there is no participation fee. Sessions groupʼs Web site at www.melodyare facilitated by trained bereavement staff. Call 573-2100 for details or visit • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at the website at Richards Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., • AA, Big Book discussion meetTroy. Video/small group class ing will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity designed to help separated or Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset divorced people. For more informaRoad, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. tion, call 335-8814. The discussion is open to the public. • AA, womenʼs meeting, 8-9 p.m., • AA, Green & Growing will meet Dettmerʼs Daniel Dining Room. at 8 p.m. The closed discussion • AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 meeting (attendees must have a p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, desire to stop drinking) will be at Troy 1431 W. Main St., Troy. View Church of God, 1879 Old • AA, The Best Is Yet To Come Staunton Road, Troy. Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 • AA, There Is A Solution Group Step Room at Trinity Episcopal will meet at 8 p.m. in Ginghamsburg Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. United Methodist Church, County The discussion is open. Road 25-A, Ginghamsburg. The dis• AA, Tipp City Group, Zion cussion group is closed (participants Lutheran Church, Main and Third must have a desire to stop drinking). streets at 8 p.m. This is a closed dis• AA, West Milton open discuscussion (participants must have a sion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd desire to stop drinking). Lutheran Church, rear entrance, • Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Sidney 1209 S. Miami St. Non-smoking, Group, Presbyterian Church, corner handicap accessible. North and Miami streets, Sidney. • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will • AA, 7 p.m. at Troy Church of the meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Open discussion. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion • An Intermediate Pilates class meeting is open. A beginnerʼs meetwill be from 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. ing begins at 7:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For • Alternatives: Anger/Rage Control more information, call Tipp-Monroe Group for adult males, 7-9 p.m., Community Services at 667-8631 or Miami County Shelter, 16 E. Franklin Celeste at 669-2441. St., Troy. Issues addressed are physi• Womenʼs Anger/Rage Group cal, verbal and emotional violence will meet from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at


the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, Just For Tuesday, will meet at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. This is an open discussion. • Narcotics Anonymous, Unity Group, 7 p.m., Freedom Life Ministries Church, 9101 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Open discussion. • Public bingo, license No. 010528, will begin with early birds at 7 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 833, 17 W. Franklin St., Troy. Use the Cherry Street entrance. Doors open at 5 p.m. Instant tickets also will be available. • Public bingo — paper and computer — will be offered by the Tipp City Lumber Baseball organization from 7-10 p.m. at the West Milton Eagles, 2270 S. Miami St., West Milton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and concessions will be available. Proceeds will benefit the sponsorship of five Little League baseball teams. For more information, call 543-9959. • The Knitting Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Bradford Public Libary, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. All knitters are welcome or residents can come to learn. • DivorceCare will be every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Nazarene, State Route 55 and Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is open to men and women. For more information, call Patty at 440-1269 or Debbie at 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 • Come join the Experienced Contract Bridge game at the Tipp City Public Library, played every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., beverages and relaxed company are provided. Sign up is required, either in person at the circulation desk, 11 E. Main St., or by phone at (937) 6673826, Ext. 216. • Skyview Wesleyan Church, 6995 Peters Road, Tipp City, will offer a free dinner at 6:15 p.m. Bible study will begin at 7 p.m. • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • The “Sit and Knit” group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358. •The Milton-Union Senior Citizens will meet the second and fourth Wednesday 1 p.m. at 435 Hamilton St., West Milton. Those interested in becoming members are invited to attend. Bingo and cards follow the meetings. • Grandmaʼs Kitchen, a homecooked meal prepared by volunteers, is offered every Wednesday from 56:30 p.m. in the activity center of Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton, one block west of State Route 48. The meal, which includes a main course, salad, dessert and drink, for a suggested donation of $7 per person, or $3 for a childrenʼs meal. The meal is not provided on the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Yearʼs. • The Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at the Troy Country Club, 1830 Peters Road, Troy. Non-members of Kiwanis are invited to come meet friends and have lunch. For more information, contact Bobby Phillips, vice president, at 335-6989. • The Troy American Legion Post No. 43 euchre parties will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 339-1564. • The Toastmasters will meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at American Honda to develop to help participants practice their speaking skills in a comfortable environment. Contact Eric Lutz at 332-3285 for more information. • AA, Pioneer Group open discussion will meet at 9:30 a.m. Enter down the basement steps on the north side of The United Church Of Christ on North Pearl Street in Covington. The group also meets at 8:30 p.m. Monday night and is wheelchair accessible. • AA, Serenity Island Group will meet at 8 p.m. in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion is open. • AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 p.m. for closed discussion, Step and Tradition meeting, in the 12 Step Room, Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Use the alley entrance, upstairs. • Al-Anon, Trinity Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Menʼs Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family

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

THURSDAY • The Upper Valley Medical Center Mom and Baby Get Together group will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. on Thursdays at the Farm House, located northwest of the main hospital entrance and next to the red barn on the UVMC campus. The meeting is facilitated by the lactation department. The group offers the opportunity to meet with other moms, share about being a new mother and to learn more about breastfeeding and the baby. For more information, call (937) 440-4906. • Dedicated Rescue Efforts for Animals in Miami County will meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday in April and May at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, at at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday in June, July and August at the Tipp City Library. • Deep water aerobics will be offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • An open parent-support group will be at 7 p.m. at Corinnʼs Way Inc., 306 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Tipp City Seniors gather to play cards prior to lunch every Thursday at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. At noon will be a carry-in lunch and participants should bring a covered dish and table service. On the third Thursday, Senior Independence offers blood pressure and blood sugar testing before lunch. For more information, call 667-8865. • Best is Yet to Come open AA meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, Tri-City Group meeting will take place 8:30-9:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the former Dettmer Hospital. The lead meeting is open. For more

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

FRIDAY • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • AA, Troy Friday Morning Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m. in the Salvation Army, 129 S. Wayne St., Piqua. Use parking lot entrance, held in gym. • Narcotics Anonymous, Clean and Free, 8 p.m., Dettmer Hospital, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Open discussion. Fellowship from 78 p.m. • A Pilates Intermediate group matwork class will be held from 9-10 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 6678631 or Celeste at 667-2441. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Brethren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • A singles dance is offered every Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Christopher Club, Dixie Highway, Kettering, sponsored by Group Interaction. The dance is $6. For more information, call 640-3015 or visit • Christian Worship Center, 3537 S. Elm Tree Road, Christiansburg, hosts a Friday Night Bluegrass Jam beginning at 7 p.m. each Friday. Homemade meals are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Participants may bring instruments and join in. A small donation is requested at the door. For more information or directions, call 857-9090 or 631-2624.

SATURDAY • The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind Friendlyʼs restaurant. • Free couples date night events will be offered the fourth Saturday from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Troy Rec. Events will include a DJ, dancing, pool tables, lounges, food, foosball, card games, comedy, ping pong, Wii, PS2 and more. Donations will be accepted. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Brethren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • Recovery Too Al-Anon meetings are offered at 8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Church, main campus, Room 117, S. County Road 25A, Tipp City. • AA, Menʼs Meeting will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the new First Lutheran Church, corner of Washington Road and State Route 41. The meeting is closed (members must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, Troy Winners Group will meet at 8:30 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy for discussion. The meeting is open. • AA, Troy Beginners Group meets at 7 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. This is an open discussion meeting. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, meeting at 9 a.m., weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. • Pilates for Beginners (Introduction), 9:15-10:15 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Narcotics Anonymous, Saturday Night Live, 8 p.m., St. Johnʼs Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St., Sidney. • Relapse Prevention Group, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at The Avenue, Room 504, at Ginghamsburg Main Campus, 6759 S. County Road 25A. • The Next Step, a worship celebration for people on the road to recovery, 7 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Main Campus Sanctuary, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • Baseball bingo will be offered from 7 p.m. until games are complete at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds help the youth baseball organization, a nonprofit. • The Tipp City Seniors eat out at area restaurants (sign up at the center) at 4:30 p.m. Card cames will be offered at the center for a $2 donation.



Sunday, June 23, 2013




This book cover image released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt shows “Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway,” by Sara Gran.

Gran’s latest is bleak noir tale By BRUCE DESILVA AP Book Reviewer “Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), by Sara Gran: “Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway” just might be the bleakest noir tale since “Dope” (2006), and Sara Gran wrote that one, too. The novel is a sequel to “Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead” (2011), another dark yarn, but one leavened by an abundance of quirky characters and occasional flashes of humor. But there’s little to chuckle about in this new story Claire, now in her 40s, is a devotee of a dead French detective named Jacques Silette, author of “Detection,” an obscure book she and her wild childhood friends discovered as teenagers in New York’s East Village. The book inspired her to become the self-proclaimed world’s greatest detective one who shuns forensic evidence in favor of odd clues, intuition, dreams and omens. The novel’s central mystery is the murder of Paul Casablancas, a musician Claire once dated, abandoned out of fear of intimacy and still loves. But she remains obsessed with the long-ago, unsolved disappearance of one of her childhood friends and also takes on other cases. She scours the seamy underworld of the greater San Francisco area for clues while snorting cocaine, popping pills stolen from friends’ medicine cabinets, driving under the influence, indiscriminately sleeping with casual acquaintances of both sexes and mistreating her eager new assistant. Claire demonstrated some of these tendencies in the earlier novel, too, but she gets so out of control in this one that it’s difficult to like her. Claire says she seeks truth, not justice. In the end, she achieves a reasonable facsimile of both but only at an enormous cost to herself and everyone around her. While noir is an honored tradition in crime fiction, Gran takes the form to dark places rarely seen since Jim Thompson and David Goodis were writing more than a half-century ago. The Claire DeWitt novels are not so much noir mysteries as stories about the nature of mysteries themselves. The stories are wise, chilling, insightful and reeking with despair and yet so beautifully written in an original, quirky style that it is difficult to resist them. At the new novel’s lowest point, Claire says: “The sun came up and even though they had the shades pulled little cracks of sun broke in and it made me angry. What right did it have?” Readers will marvel at Gran’s talent, but this novel is apt to leave them feeling the same way.


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Fighting and losing in Iran, then and now BY NAHAL TOOSI AP Book Reviewer “Children of the Jacaranda Tree” (Atria Books), by Sahar Delijani: Let’s get one thing out of the way: I admire Sahar Delijani for taking on post-revolutionary Iran as the subject of her debut novel, “Children of the Jacaranda Tree.” It is a tough topic to tackle, especially for a novelist trying, as Delijani does, to explore the emotions involved in what is simply not a very black-andwhite subject. It’s even more ambitious to explore the past 30-something years using multiple characters, multiple generations and multiple uprisings. Delijani didn’t make it easy on herself by taking on such a challenge.


This book cover image released by Atria Books shows “Children of the Jacaranda Tree.”

Unfortunately, she also didn’t make it easy on her readers. The result is a novel whose pieces never really gel, and where what appear

to be intentional attempts to keep things vague for purposes of ambience can leave a reader flustered and confused. Each chapter of “Jacaranda” tells the tale of a character or multiple characters somehow affected by one of the most traumatic episodes that followed the Iranian Revolution: the 1988 mass execution of thousands of political prisoners. This purge came as Islamist forces continued to consolidate their grip on the country following the ouster of the shah, crushing a range of other activists communists, secularists and more who had also fought the monarchy. Delijani, who herself was born in an Iranian prison, bases some of the story on that of her family. Her uncle

was executed and her parents had been imprisoned but managed to avoid the purge. She goes well beyond her parents’ generation, however, and into that of her own, even splicing in stories toward the end of the book about the young Iranians who took to the streets after their country’s disputed presidential election in 2009, in what became known as the Green Movement. I’m quite familiar with Iranian history, but even I frequently found the novel hard to follow. There are far too many characters, and their relationships to one another are not always clearly established. The oppressor the Islamist government of Iran isn’t always clearly defined. Too often I kept asking myself, “OK, so who exactly is after this per-

son and why?” If the book is designed to educate a Western audience, it doesn’t do a very good job. Plenty of readers may find themselves having to turn to online or other sources for help on understanding the basic background of what’s going on. And that’s not fair to those readers. I understand that Delijani was trying to explore the emotions of the people scarred by the killings, repression and systemic failures in post-revolutionary Iran. And she has a gift in that realm. The way she describes the tensions between young people in love is extraordinary, actually. But I fear she fell into a trap that many new novelists fall into, which is focusing too much on style and not enough on substance.

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Clonce, White set Aug. 3 date TROY — The engagement of Danielle Clonce and Chad White is announced by her parents, Marty and Marce Clonce of Huber Heights. Ron and Joan White of Tipp City are parents of the groom-to-be. The brideelect is a 2010 graduate of Wayne High School. She attends Wright State University and is majoring in mass communications. She is a morning stocker at Menard’s in Sidney. Her fiance is a 2008 graduate of Tippecanoe High School and a 2012 graduate of Wright State

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Wacklers celebrate 65 years TROY — Ned Lowell and Barbara Joan (Stubbs) Wackler are celebrating their 65th University in business anniversary. management. He is assisThey were united in tant manager at Menard’s marriage June 26, 1948, in Sidney. at the Church of the They plan an Aug. 3, Brethren in Piqua. 2013, wedding at Queen They have three chilof Martyrs Catholic dren, Vicky (Craig) Church in Dayton. Stammen, Arlene (Bill) The couple will reside Brown and Ron (Marcy) in Troy. Wackler; four grandchil-

TROY — Don and Pat Swyers Hiegel of Troy are dren; and three greatcelebrating their 50th grandchildren. wedding anniversary. They are retired from They were married Jan. Nationwide Insurance and 19, 1963, in Troy. Miami Mutual Insurance. Their children include Ned and Joan have Rob and Connie Hiegel of been members of Troy Casstown and Julie and Baptist Temple for more Dan Millhouse of than 40 years. Covington. They have six At this special time in grandchildren, JT, Coy, their lives, they would Abby, Catey, Justin and enjoy receiving cards and Lydie; and one greatmessages from family and grandchild, Nevaeh friends. Hiegel. They attend First

United Methodist Church, Troy. He farms in Miami County, and is retired from Elizabeth Township Trustees and Pioneer Seed Sales. She is a retired secretary of the Miami County Farm Bureau and Miami County Agricultural Society Senior Fair Board treasurer. An open house will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at the Elizabeth Township Community Center.

Sunglass choices largely colored by their lenses NEW YORK (AP) — Is seeing life through rose-colored sunglasses right for you? It might be if you’re a fan of early-morning bike rides, if you’re a commuter at dusk or you happen to live in a largely overcast climate. Choosing new summer shades is more than an issue of flattering frames. There are decisions to be made about the lenses, too, and there will only be more in the future. Things to think about: Are your sunglasses more for performance or fashion? (You don’t necessarily need to choose.) Are you concerned about glare or definition? Do you want a curved lens that provides maximum coverage or a flatter one that allows more peripheral vision? Will gray, green or rose be a better match for your lifestyle? Each is best suited to handle particular conditions and activities. “Lenses can affect and can enhance performance. Sports performance is the biggest cate-

gory for shopping by lens color and treatments, and most fashion lenses are still browns and grays,” says Dr. Justin Bazan, a Brooklyn optometrist and medical adviser for The Vision Council, a trade group for the optical industry. “I can imagine it happening, though, that the tint options that have exploded in sports will soon come to fashion purchases.” Roberto Vedovotto, CEO of Safilo Group, parent company to sunglass brands Carrera, Smith Optics and Polaroid, and the licensing partner for designer labels Gucci, Dior and Marc Jacobs, agrees that it’s on the cusp. Customers, he says, are becoming more educated about ultraviolet light largely because of great strides in sunscreen use, and they are aware that the technology exists to improve sunglass lenses. People are very aware overall about protecting themselves from the sun.

“Educated consumers help us,” adds Vedovotto. “People who care about the lenses, they need they want perfect vision.” That probably explains why athletes are the most demanding, says Bazan. “For those people who are very competitive, they’ll look for anything that gains an advantage.” That means knowing when polarized lenses, which act as blinders to horizontal rays, make sense, and when they might not. Enthusiasts of water sports, including surfing and sailing, are Hobie Polarized’s most discerning shoppers. And when it comes to lenses, they want anti-reflective coatings, another coating to shed water and the evenness almost flatness of polarization, says Dustin Mora, senior product line manager. Polarization makes sense for many runners, beachgoers and drivers because it will reduce the glare of light coming from the water, road or sand, he explains. They’re good for fisher-

men who need to see beneath the surface. A skier, however, who needs to see the shine and shadows of the snow and ice, might want a nonpolarized lens. Sammy Bryant, retail business developer for Adidas Eyewear, says golfers also steer away from polarization because peripheral vision is important on the greens, and a lens with that treatment will have a more noticeable difference between what you see through the glasses and the corner of your eye. The curve of a lens is going to matter, too, Bryant says. It’s measured on a scale of one to 10, he explains, common for reading glasses which are pretty much straight from end to end at a five, and ski goggles at a nine. Higher numbers give better protection and cover a wider range of view, but curve can add some distortion. Color is also a factor, according to Nick Gomez, senior prod-

uct manager of Under Armour (NYSE:UA) Performance Eyewear. While green lenses might be good for the ball field there’s better balance of background and the target object brown ones are good for hiking or mountain biking because they offer improved depth perception, he says. Generally, gray lenses, maybe with a hint of green, block the brightest rays, and brown are almost as effective but have a slightly warmer effect. Gomez says brown might be the most versatile. Rose helps brighten overcast days, and can be particularly helpful in the early morning or near sundown. Yellow lenses have a similar effect. Blue and green lenses provide a view that is truer to natural color, but they might not curb bright light the way a gray lens would. Mirrored lenses, which are, of course, only mirrored on the outside, can be an additional layer of




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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. mortgage rates fell for the first time in seven week, keeping the average on the 30-year fixed loan just under 4 percent. But rates are expected to surge next week, as markets respond to Chairman Ben Bernankeʼs comments that the Federal Reserve will likely reduce its bond purchases later this year. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year loan eased to 3.93 percent last week. Thatʼs down from 3.98 percent last week but is still the highest level since April 2012. The rate on the 15-year mortgage fell to 3.04 percent from 3.10 percent. Thatʼs the highest since May 2012. Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country on Monday through Wednesday each week. Bernankeʼs comments during a news conference Wednesday afternoon werenʼt fully reflected in the latest rates. Concern that the Fed will wind down its bond purchases has pushed mortgage rates higher in recent weeks. Mortgage rates are still low by historical standards, helping sustain the housing recovery that began last year. But a spike in long-term interest rates could drive them higher quickly. The Fed has been buying $85 billion worth of Treasury and mortgage bonds a month since late last year. The purchases pushed long-term interest rates to historic lows, making mortgages and other consumer and business loans cheaper. Mortgage rates are expected to rise because they tend to follow the yield on the 10-year Treasury note. The yield on the 10-year note climbed in early trading Thursday to 2.39 percent, its highest level in 15 months. Thatʼs up from a low of 1.63 percent last month. And the yield could go even higher based on Bernankeʼs remarks that the Fed will begin tapering later this year and could end the program in the middle of next year, provided the economy shows continued strength.

BY MARY CAROL GARRITY Scripps Howard News Service Before you give your heart to a piece of upholstered furniture, make sure it’s the real deal by asking yourself these four key questions. 1. What kind of relationship are you looking for?

The first step toward a happy match is to set some expectations for your relationship with your new furniture. Realistically, how long are the two of you going to be together? How you answer will determine what kind of frame you pick to go under all that lovely upholstery fabric. I know relationships can be complicated, but when it

comes to saying “I do” to a That means one that’s kilnpiece of furniture, you real- dried with eight-way, handtied coil springs. If you’re ly only have two options: looking at a sofa on a showroom floor, quiz the sales A long-term associate about how the marriage piece is made. If they don’t Do you want a sofa or know, that’s a bad sign. chair that will stand by you Try this test: Pick up a in good times and bad, corner of the sofa and see never sagging or swaying, what the body does. If it going lumpy or limp? Then pick a high-quality frame. • See FURNITURE on C2

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Watch ■ CONTINUED FROM C1 make repairs; or the seller might reduce the price. If they can’t come to terms, the buyer can walk away from the agreement. As home inspectors will point out, what you don’t know can hurt you. Blaine Illingworth, an ASHI director in the Philadelphia area, has had more than his share of animal encounters while doing inspections. In the crawl space of one Pennsylvania house, “I came face to face with a 15-foot boa constrictor. It’s amazing how fast you can crawl backward.” The snake had gotten loose a couple of years earlier, and the owner thought it was dead, not residing under his house. Another time, Illingworth says he saved a family from carbon monoxide poisoning. The sellers thought they had the flu. Instead, he found a raccoon sleeping in the chimney, blocking the flue. Claude McGavic, executive director at the National Association of Home Inspectors, or NAHI, recalls inspecting a 1920s Florida home. “From outward appearances, it looked fine.” A closer look showed termites had devoured the wooden framing, leaving it held together by the plaster on the walls. “I could have pushed it over,” McGavic says. Illingworth recalls inspecting a home owned by an electrical engineer, who proudly announced


As any designer will tell you, lighting is crucial to good design. This is particularly true when lighting a bathroom. It’s the one room in a home that’s often overlooked, but improper bathroom lighting can make the bravest among us refuse to look in the mirror. My clients, Tertia and Jason, know all about that. The couple and their two sons live in a house built in 1987, and while most of the home was updated, their master bathroom remained oblivious to the passage of time. With floor-to-ceiling black wall tiles, a cramped shower and no storage, the ’80s bathroom was really showing its age. And don’t get me started on the lighting. The room had one bleak overhead fixture that made showering a nightmare, while the vanity lighting was so unflattering it’s a wonder Tertia managed to put on lipstick in the morning. They wanted a bathroom that was functional — and had a warm, contemporary vibe. So, putting the principle of bathroom-lighting design into play, I got set to create a modern, spalike retreat for Tertia and Jason. I started by gutting the entire space — walls came down, counters came out, tiles were scrapped. Then I painted the ceiling white, bathed the walls in soft



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that he had wired the house himself. Unfortunately, he had used the wrong type of wiring. “Everything was brown or black and crispy. I can’t understand for the life of me why it hadn’t burned down yet.” Water heaters also can be dangerous things, as Bill Jacques, ASHI’s president, found when inspecting a home in the Charleston, S.C., area. Water heaters have a pressure-relief valve attached to a drain line channeled outside. If it overheats, the valve opens, draining water so the tank doesn’t explode. In this case, the homeowner had substituted a turkey baster for a drain line. “It would have blown the turkey baster away,” spewing hot water, Jacques says. A typical inspection takes several hours and looks at things such as the heating and air-conditioning systems, plumbing, electrical system, and roof. Specialty inspectors can check for mold, radon gas and energy efficiency. If repairs are needed, hire a licensed contractor. That way, there’s a paper trail that the work has been done. And Jacques recommends having the home reinspected. In many parts of the country, a home inspection will cost a few hundred dollars, and the price is influenced by the age of the home, its square footage, and how far the inspector needs to travel, Jacques says.

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stays really stiff and straight, with no twisting or sagging, it’s a quality frame. Another test: See if the legs and arms of the sofa are made from the same piece of wood. It the legs screw into the base, that’s a sure sign of a lower-quality sofa or chair. One more test: See if the pattern on the upholstery fabric lines up where the cushions rest against the back of the sofa. If it’s a stripe, for example, the stripe should run straight from the pillow up the back of the sofa without jogging out of alignment.


This bathroom illustrates how layers of lighting can transform a space. beige and installed charcoal porcelain floor tiles with a nonslip surface. From there, I laid out the fixtures and finishes. I created a gorgeous vanity by the room’s window, which was a good source of natural light. I put a soft chiffon blind on the window and flanked it with two mirrors. I then installed a counter constructed out of butterscotch polished quartz, a perfect foundation for “his and hers” cast glass sinks. These deep sinks sit on top of, and besides, new dark wood cabinetry that provides a ton of storage. Adjacent to the vanity, I created a spectacular feature wall comprised of small

wooden square tiles of different depths. Against this wall, I selected a beautiful freestanding tub and a modern toilet. On the wall facing the tub I designed a large shower out of tempered glass, more quartz, a stunning mosaic-tiled backsplash and small porcelain tiles that match the floor. Modern bathrooms can often feel cold and sterile, but the wood wall, dark cabinetry and warm quartz in Tertia and Jason’s bathroom work to offset the cooler fixtures and finishes. The best part of this project was shopping for, and installing, some amazing lights. I installed recessed

lights in the ceiling and worked in spotlights above the feature wall to accentuate the wood tiles. I chose waterproof, infloor lighting to highlight the sculpted tub and lights for underneath the sinks. I also selected incandescent silver sconces for the vanity — soft lighting that is good for when she applies makeup. But the real showstopper is the fixture above the tub — a laser-cut steel globe that allows light to be cast around the room. This bathroom is a perfect example of how good design that includes layers of light can transform a space.

While top-quality frames aren’t cheap, they are a good investment. You can reupholster them time and again, saving you lots of money in the long run. A quick note on furniture reupholstering: I hear folks say that it costs just as much to have a piece recovered as it does to buy a one new. I have not found that to be the case. With an affordable upholsterer and a midrange fabric, you can easily re-cover a sofa for less than you’d buy a lower-quality new one.

same sofa. I can totally understand that. It may be a matter of changing tastes and styles, or of budget. On the plus side, you’ll pay considerably less for a lowerquality sofa — $1,000 or more — because of the time, skill and materials necessary to craft better furnishings. If you decide to go with a less-expensive piece, I’d recommend against having it reupholstered when the fabric starts to wear out. Most likely, the frame will be falling apart, too. 2. How will the furniture be used in your home? Where your furniture will be placed and how it will be used are huge considerations when deciding what type of piece to get and what kind of fabric you want to cover it with. Is this the place where you will watch TV every night, or will it be more for show in a rarely used room? Are pets, kids or messy husbands going to be sitting in it? Where will the furniture be placed — by a sunny window, for instance? Your answers will determine how durable a fabric you’ll need. If the piece won’t get a lot of use, the sky is the limit on fabrics. You can pick the weight, pattern and texture you like best. But the more it’s used, the more durable, and camouflaging, the fabric has to be. Unfortunately, your choices begin to narrow a bit as you go up the durability scale. Right now at Nell Hill’s, we are crazy about outdoor fabrics and are using them on lots of upholstered pieces. You can find them in a wide array of colors and patterns, and the texture doesn’t feel scratchy and

stiff like it used to back in the day. It’s an ideal option for seats where people will be eating or pets will be sleeping. I also recommend linen for people who want a fairly durable fabric. I had two printed linen chairs in my home for 12 years, which doubled as the dog’s bed, and finally replaced the fabric because I had grown tired of it, not because it looked bad. One word of caution: Don’t assume that because a fabric you pick is more expensive that it is more durable. Some upholstery fabrics are higher-cost because they have a bigger pattern with a large repeat. Another tip: Remember that solids can show spills more than patterns. If you spill a few drops of wine or juice on a solid-color sofa, it can leave a ring. 3. What kind of fabric fans your flame? The color and style of your upholstery fabric is a very personal decision. Right now, our customers are loving solid fabrics, from trendy brights to timeless classics like cream-and-navy. We’re also selling lots and lots of geometric prints and stripes. Another fun trend I’m seeing are traditional patterns, like a Williamsburg, reinvented using wild, bright colors, making them fresh and new, not stuck in the past. Floral fabric is back, too, but today’s florals are color-saturated with cleaner graphic elements. If you are upholstering a big investment piece like a sofa, avoid a pattern you will grow tired of quickly. I recommend a solid or muted pattern in a classic color. Then, bring in color and pattern through accent pillows. I get a bit more daring on occasional chairs, maybe picking a graphic pattern, floral or plaid. For an upholstered ottoman, indulge in a bold, statement fabric. These pieces are the perfect place to experiment because they are inexpensive to re-cover if you ever grow tired of the look. 4. Do you want to trick up your furniture with trim? People always forget about the role trim can play in taking furniture from ordinary to extraordinary. A classic look is to trim your furniture in the same fabric used on the cushion. It looks clean and simple, and is always a safe choice. Right now, nail-head trim is big. It’s a great way to add some sizzle to a piece of furniture.

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Mulch shades grounds, keeps weeds at bay BY MAUREEN GILMER Scripps Howard News Service When it seems so hot that you could probably fry an egg on the sidewalk, you can almost believe that you could fry another one on exposed garden soil, too. At any rate, that soil can get hot. And then we ask young, tender plants to grow in such soil — material that heats up under the super-dry surface. These conditions are brutal and can be traced to many vegetable-garden failures. Shade always helps, of course. But your plants need full sun to grow, so you can’t put up an umbrella to cool off the ground. Truth be told, only the roots need shade. The traditional solution is to spread straw over the ground as a mulch around each plant to create an insulating layer that protects the soil from direct solar exposure. The word “mulch” describes a specific type of material that is nonspecific in its origins but functions much like goose down in a winter coat. Down retains its loft to create a thick zone of dead air for maximum insulation. In the garden, folks have long used mulch around their vegetables to create a similar insulation layer between the sun and soil to keep conditions underground cooler. Mulch does other things provided it’s 2 inches deep, and preferably more. First, mulch prevents


Straw, which remains after wheat grains are threshed from their stems, makes excellent mulch for summer gardens. surface crusting of the soil so water introduced goes straight in. Second, it shades the soil so roots will find a sizable zone of cool rich soil. Third, mulch laid thick enough cuts off light to the soil surface, denying weeds incentive to grow. You can also use mulch in pathways through the veggie garden to keep your feet clean while watering or picking.

Mulch is not a soil amendment because the best materials resist decomposition. If they are tilled in, you risk nutritional problems in the soil because the lignin in these cell walls is hard for microbes to break down. They may even rob the soil of its nitrogen to help in the decomposition process. You can reuse mulch season after season. In late fall, rake

mulch off your garden and into a pile for reuse. It’s great for freeze/thaw mulching after the first frost, or just stockpile for the following year’s food garden. Straw is the most common mulching material because it’s widely available at feed stores, and it’s cheap. A single bale can cover even a good-sized garden with plenty of insulation for plants and

pathways. Even if there’s a lot of rain and mud, the straw holds its loft because it doesn’t get soft. Look for mulches you can obtain for little or no money, such as wood chips from green waste programs. Every corner of America will have its own mulch sources. In the South, pine-needle straw is used on ornamental and food gardens because it’s so plentiful there. The Northwest is full of lumber mills making sawdust easy to get, but you’ll find it in every cabinet maker’s shop, too. Nut hulls, rice hulls and ground corncobs are agricultural byproducts that are plentiful in regions where these crops are grown. You can even save autumn leaves for next year’s summer garden mulch. Mulches aren’t laid out until the soil becomes warm enough and plants are under way. Put it on while it’s cool and the soil won’t heat up enough properly to germinate your seeds or stimulate seedling growth. Keep your mulch layer at least 1 inch or more away from the base of the plant to avoid stem problems. Mulches aren’t always the bestlooking part of the food garden, but they are among the most essential to enhancing plant health. Nothing works better for water conservation. Too, they help eliminate weeds. The best news? A well-mulched garden means you’ll have more

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2 story home with 3 beds & walkout 2.5 baths. 1683 Wonderful Nicely updated classic Tudor 2 story with lower sq. ft. 1st floor master suite, walk in closet & full bath. level. Beautiful 1.75 acre lot with circular drive. $324,900 Remodeled kitchen 2009, new windows 2010, 3 dim. & central roof new 2012. Dir:2006 PetersgasRdfurnace to Hillcrest Dr. air. Fenced yard, wooden deck & 1 car garage. Walking distance to Visit this home 3 parks. $132,900. Dir: McKaig to S on Ridge to Wheeler.



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New Price! Quality Reigns! Low maintenance inside and out with stunning features in this 3 bedroom, 3 full bath ranch w/ 3 car garage. 9-13’ ceilings thru-out. Wonderful kitchen and so much more. Walking distance to Piqua Country Club. $289,900 Dir: I-75 to Exit 83 W on 25A R on Country Club Rd L on Meckstroth. Visit this home @:

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914 Switzer Dr., Troy Beautiful 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home. Tons of updates! The remodeled kitchen has a new glass top stove, Glass tile backsplash, overhead microwave and a dishwasher. The home also has a new roof and new wood laminate flooring in the kitchen, family room and laundry/mudroom. Canned lighting in living room, kitchen and full bath. Overhead ceiling fans in all rooms. The back yard is fenced, has no rear neighbors and has a storage shed. This home is move in ready and wont last long!


218 PENN RD Great Cape Cod home! This elegant home features a very tasteful decor with 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, comfortable living room, semi-finished basement, Florida room and garage. $135,000. Dir: W. Main St to Penn Rd.


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New tiles are hitting the marketplace collection uses the best of inkjet printing to create porcelain wall panels that are as artistic as they are architectural. And Emil Ceramica introduced Stone Box. Each box has 36 tiles representing different stones such as marble, granite, onyx, etc., but the color palette is the same. “We are seeing large tiles trending in both matte and polished finishes,” said David Lang, vice president of Emil America. Chis Abatte, who has tracked the Italian tile industry for more than 20 years, said large-format tiles are growing in popularity along with playing with grout lines and texture. “The industry is not satisfied with making a great flat tile. They have been twisting, bending and warping tiles to create amazing architectural surfaces,” she said. Porcelanosa has created textural tiles that look and feel like fabric, waves or fallen leaves. They are so

BY PATRICIA SHERIDAN Pittsburgh Post-Gazette What could be new about something that has been around for more than 4,000 years? When it comes to tile, a lot. During Coverings 2013, the largest tile-and-stone trade expo in the country, the buzz was about baking technology, science and great design into modern ceramic tile. Held in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center last month, the expo featured 900 exhibitors from more than 50 countries. “Technology has been one of the tile industry’s inspirations,” said Ryan Fasan, tile-and-stone consultant for Tiles of Spain. Innovations over the past several years have included super-thin, extremely light tile that can be applied to cabinets or counters, very thick and anti-slip tile that can be used on uneven outdoor surfaces and tile that can resist wide temperature fluctuations. Antibacterial tile is a smart option for bathrooms, hospitals, schools or any public place. Some tile even cleans the air and itself. American-based Crossville teamed up with Japanese company Toto to create ceramic tile that purifies the air and destroys stains. A special coating that is baked onto the surface of the tile is activated by light. Crossville uses recycled content in its products. Italian company Casagrande Padana is turning out its own selfcleaning ceramic that works like trees, removing nitrogen oxide produced by car exhaust from the atmosphere. This is tile and technology at its best. Digital inkjet printing revolutionized the manufacturing of ceramic and porcelain tile. “One of the great things about this process is we can reproduce the look of stones that are extinct or which

skilled at imitation that Porcelanosa USA holds a Royal Warrant from the Prince of Wales. As far as color, midtones, neutrals, beige and far more than 50 shades of gray were being offered in all tile categories. Red and green remain popular accent colors, but as Fasan said: “Our product is designed to make other elements look good.” Interceramic introduced Moods, a concept that uses specific palettes incorporating glass, ceramic and other tile combinations. Exterior tile on buildings is more popular in Europe than the United States, but that could be changing with products such as Cooperative of D’Imola Ceramica’s woodlike ceramic siding. The color and texture say wood, but it resists the elements with ease. So why choose a porcelain or ceramic tile over real wood, stone or concrete? Because tile is all about easy maintenance, high performance and durability.

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Marazzi USA 3D (Digital Design Definition) floor tile in “hidro grey” mosaic is called Denver. The company also makes the large beveled ceramic wall tiles. are not environmentally responsible to harvest,” Fasan explained. Tile makers in Spain, Italy, Mexico and beyond are embracing environmentally friendly practices and adopting the Tile Council of North America’s Green Squared certification for porcelain tile as the industry’s watermark for sustainable practices. Since tile is a natural product made of pyrolized red or white clay, it’s the grout, sealants, adhesives and manufacturing and installation processes that are constantly being evaluated in terms of the environment. The biggest style trend now is the look of wood, with reclaimed wood being

a favorite for wall and floor tiles. Like pre-washed jeans, it’s not enough to imitate natural materials such as cement, stone and wood. They must also have a timeworn patina. Florida Tiles showed Magnolia, a printed wood look that comes in a variety of colors. Fioranese’s Old Wood series is nearly indistinguishable from the real thing; even wood’s texture is replicated. Aparici, which does great inkjet designs, showed several of its Sonar collection of ceramic woodflooring options together for an impressive display. Viva Made’s Street collection of ceramic planks was an urban-inspired design. For a very dramatic effect, Over

by Cerdomus combines black and white wood-style tile planking. The Maderia Collection by Keraben was another example of tile imitating wood that would be perfect for mudrooms and kitchens. Del Conca and Cisa Ceramiche are just two companies that have re-created the look of petrified wood on tile. Del Conca, an Italian manufacturer, is building a plant in Tennessee to produce porcelain stoneware tile. Del Conca Fast is a high-tech tile installed without joints, adhesives or grout. It’s basically a floating ceramic floor. Fiandre’s large-format, manmade Precious Stone

3 bd 2.5 baths. Over 2,000 sq ft of living space. Family room with FP hardwood floors. Brand new carpet in the formal living area, formal dining room stairs up to upstairs hallway. Fenced in yard. Priced at $165,000. Dir: North on Dorset to L on Brookfield.

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2398 Cara, Troy One owner all brick ranch w/full finished basement. 5 BR 3.5 BA with 3, 339 sq. ft finished living area. Wide stairway to lower level. Large 3 car garage. Fully insulated. Pull down ladder for more storage. 2 gas fireplaces, tray and step ceilings and custom built storage shed. Sump pump alarm system w/water command. Gorgeous Kitchen with recycled glass countertop and backsplash and new stainless steel top of the line kitchen appliances. Enjoy the wooded view in front when sitting on the pretty, private, covered porch. Quiet cul-de-sac lot. Absolutely mint condition. Definately a MUST SEE! Dir: SR 55 to L on Barnhart to R on Cara.

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HBM OPERATOR Custom machine manufacturer has an immediate opening for an experienced Horizontal Boring Mill Operator on first shift to operate a Cincinnati Gilbert floor mill with a six-inch spindle. Must be able to set up and operate a manual HBM from working drawings. Experience with machining large parts is a big plus Excellent pay and benefit package including 25% 401k match, medical, and dental coverage. Please submit resume and salary requirements in confidence to: HBM Operator P.O. Box 920 Piqua, Ohio 45356 HIRING NOW GENERAL LABOR plus &'/ 758&. '5,9(56 Training provided Excellent wage & benefits Apply at 15 Industry Park Ct Tipp City (937)667-6772



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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AUCTION Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 9:30 A.M. LOCATION: Piqua National Guard Armory, 623 E. Ash St., Piqua, Ohio 45356 DIRECTIONS: I-75, Exit 82, go west on St. Rt. 36 ½ mile to sale location GUNS - ANTIQUES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; COLLECTABLES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; VINTAGE & PRIMITIVE FURNITURE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; VINTAGE KITCHEN ITEMS - MODERN FURNITURE - CROCKS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CROCK LAMPS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PRIMITIVE ITEMS GUNS: 3 Winchester Model 37 Shot Guns; 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 20 gauge Shot Guns, one is Red Letter; 12 gauge Single Shot; Model 94 Winchester 30-30. ANTIQUES & PRIMITIVE: 2 Cherry 4 Drawer Chest; Early Pine Hutch w/Plate & Cup Rack; 2 Primitive Dry Sinks, one copper lined, the other is set up for vanity sink; Early Pine Chest, 2 drawers, lift lid on top; Jelly Cupboard; Primitive Dough Box on Legs & Lid; Walnut Drop Leaf Table; Harvest Table; Oak Bench/Table (bench w/back lies down for table); 6 Plank Bottom Chairs; Rockers; Oak Bench; Early 2 Drawer Night Stand; Several one Drawer Night Stands; 2 Rope Beds; Quilt Rack; Oak Sellers Type Cupboard; Several Early Work Tables, one drawer; Drop Front Oak Desk; Ladies Writers Desk; Victorian Corner Chair; 2 Hitchcock Side Chairs; Early 30 Drawer Bulk Spice Cabinet; 14 Drawer Spice Type Cabinet; 24 Drawer Spice Type Cabinet; Small Oak Spice Cabinet; Cupboard Base; Misc. Early Cabinets; Primitive Benches; Painted Sellers Type Cabinet. CROCKS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PRIMITIVE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LINEN: Approx. 20 Crocks; Crock Lamps; Crock Bowls; Butter Molds; Coffee Grinder; Stompers; Cast String Holders; Cast Frog Door Stop; #12 Footed Skillet; Early Fireplace Tools; Pitcher Pump; Butter Bowls; Spoon Rack; 13 Pewter Spoons; 5 Pewter Pitchers; Knife Box; Baskets; Oil Lamps; Mortar and Pestle; Hooked Rugs; Buggy Seat; Quilts; 2 Throws (Blue & White); 6 Samplers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one Childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sampler Dated 1861; Teddy Bear; Childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wash Tub w/Ringer; 2 Rocking Horses; Feather Tick; Decoys; 4 Small Log Houses; Ticking; Nice Older Cane w/Head â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1896 (Damaged); Hand Carved Primitive Shovel; Aladdin Oil Lamp Model B; Kettle & Spider; Large Kettle; 3 Oak Meat Packing Crates; 5 Volume Zane Gray; Misc. Books; Nice Older Wood Tool Chest; Delco Battery Thermometer; Ironstone Bowl & Pitcher; Rayo Lamp; New Haven Wall Clock; German Doll â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Daisy by Steiner, 24â&#x20AC;? Long in Box; Dog Print â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;one to tie, two to winâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (Brown & Bigelow); Limited Edition Lamp by G.M. w/Truck Edition 1918-1936-1955-1974; 12 Place Setting Nortika China Set; Flatware in Cases. NEWER FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS (VERY NICE CONDITION): Thomasville High Boy Dresser; King Size newer Brass Bed; Maple Dining Room Table, 4 Chairs & Hutch; 1940â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dining Room Suite, Table, 6 Chairs, Side Board & Hutch; Coffee Table w/ Matching End Tables; 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 pcs. Bedroom Suites; Very Nice 4 pcs. Bedroom Suite; Sleigh Bed; Dresser; Chest w/Mirror; Night Stand; Cherry 3 pcs. Entertainment Center; Oak Entertainment Center; Sofa & Love Seat (like new); Hide-a-way Bed; Over Stuffed Rocker; Wing Back Chair; Oster Water Cooler, hot & cold; Seth Thomas Mantel Clock; Metal Glider & 2 Chairs; Pots; Pans; Flatware; Coffee Makers; Pressure Cooker; Crock Pots; Mini Fryers; G.E. Roaster (like new); 3 George Fourmans; New Ceiling Fan; Dishes; Hoover Sweeper; 2 TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;;s; (Furniture & Household Items are in like new condition). AUCTIONEERS NOTE: This is a very LARGE sale with Antiques, Primitive Items, Newer Furniture, Very Nice Household Items. Will run 2 rings most of the day. OWNERS: Georgia Scott & others MIAMI COUNTY CASE #86242

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