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Matthew Wendel, left, Herb Gragg, center, and Jeffrey Stapleton discuss the services offered at the Miami County Veterans Service Office in Troy.

Veterans serving veterans Churches look to revival

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CLEVELAND (AP) — With a dull thump, a saint’s marbleencased relic was placed in a slot in a church altar, signaling the revival of a parish closed by the bishop but spared by the Vatican. See Page A5.


BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer For years they served their country, yet after their honorable discharges from their branches of service, they returned home to once again serve their military families and veterans. Whether it’s helping with veteran’s affairs paperwork to driving veterans to chemotherapy appointments at the VA, assistant service officers in training Matthew Wendel and Jeffrey Stapleton continue to serve their country well after their formal military service has ended.

Paper maps find a place COLUMBUS (AP) — Used to be, Dad would stuff a halfdozen maps in the glove box before setting out with the family on a road trip to see the waterfalls at Yosemite or the granite faces of Mount Rushmore. Colorful maps bearing the logos of the oil companies that printed them once brimmed from displays at filling stations, free for the taking. See Page B8.

Wendel and Stapleton are currently completing their assistant service officers training program to help serve all Miami County veterans, their spouses and dependents, at their new office: Miami County Veterans Service Office in the Hobart Center for County Government, 510 W. Water St., Troy. Wendel, a retired Air Force member after 25 years of service, said he returned home from active service and knew this was the job for him. “I knew I wanted to help some-

where out in the community,” Wendel said. “I bleed blue so this job is very much in my element and it speaks to me as a veteran helping veterans.” Stapleton has worked at the Miami County Service Commission for almost a year, mainly driving veterans to their doctors’ appointments at the VA Hospital in Dayton. “For me, the transition to the civilian sector was hard,” Stapleton said after serving in the Army for more than 25 years. ‘When this opportunity came up, to

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OPEN HOUSE TROY — The Miami County Veterans Service Office, in Room 279 in the Hobart Center for County Government Building, 510 W. Water St., will host an open house to celebrate its new location. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon July 19 to show the veterans service’s appreciation to the veterans they serve in Miami County and for all of those

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who support them for their dedication and sacrifice to the nation. During the open house, the Veterans Service Office will formally introduce its two new service officers, Matthew Wendel and Jeffrey Stapleton. The mission of the Veterans Service Office is to provide quality advocacy for all U.S. veterans, Armed Forces members, their dependents and survivors, through benefit counsel-

ing and programs, claims and outreach services. According to a press release, the Veterans Service Office’s vision is to reach out to all veterans organizations and veterans through traditional pulic relations, community involvement and by initiation and implementation of activities that encourage them to access their rightfully earned entitlements and benefits.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. designation Saturday of Afghanistan as its newest “major non-NATO ally” amounts to a political statement of support for the country’s long-term stability and solidifies close defense cooperation after American combat troops withdraw in 2014. “We see this as a powerful commitment to Afghanistan’s future,” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said at a news conference during a brief stop in the Afghan capital. “We are not even imagining abandoning Afghanistan,” she said in the grand courtyard of the presidential palace after talks with President Hamid Karzai. From Kabul, she and Karzai headed separately to Japan for an international conference on Afghan civilian assistance. Donors planned to pledge $16 billion over four years, with the U.S. share not immediately clear, according to a U.S. diplomatic official speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of the official announcement Sunday. The non-NATO ally declaration allows for streamlined defense cooperation, including expedited purchasing ability of American equipment and easier export control regulations. Afghanistan’s military, heavily dependent on American and foreign assistance, already enjoys many of these benefits. The nonNATO ally status guarantees it will continue to do so. Afghanistan is the 15th such country to receive the designation. Others include Australia, Egypt, Israel and Japan. Afghanistan’s neighbor Pakistan was the last nation to gain the status, in 2004. Clinton insisted that progress was coming incrementally but consistently to Afghanistan after decades of conflict. “The security situation is more stable,” she said. Afghan forces “are improving their capacity.”

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serve veterans, it was a perfect fit.” Current Veteran Service Office Commission Director Herb Gragg, an Army Vietnam veteran, said service to veterans to obtain their benefits and entitlements is free to any and all members of the military. “We assist them with their claims and help them with anything from emergency benefits to dependents and getting their medical needs met at the V.A.,” Gragg said. Gragg has been the director of the Miami County Veterans Commission for 28 years.

Gragg is also an Ohio Veteran Hall of Fame of Valor member. Gragg said Wendel and Stapleton recently have implemented a mobile service and communication to make home visits and to help veterans in nursing homes. After Gragg’s pending retirement, Wendel and Stapleton will work with veterans, young and old, to access their benefits. The mobile benefit service is expected to be held in various venues, including the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, Edison Community College, local nursing homes and other public events. “The accessibility has

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made it better for us to help,” Gragg said. “So many veterans are homebound and we need to get to them and it’s critical to get to nursing homes.” Gragg said no veteran should pay anyone, including an estate planner, to gain access to their benefits since the Veterans Commission Office does all the paperwork for free. Gragg said an increase of more than $200,000 in emergency assistance was provided to veterans in recent years and other benefits are available as well. “We are making the claim process easier,” Gragg said of the mobile outreach program. Gragg said more than 8,700 veterans living in Miami County is a high concentration of military service, yet the number is down from previous years as World War II veterans age.

“Our calendar is full every day,” Wendel said. In 1990, more than 97 percent of Miami County veterans did not have transportation to their medical care. “They had no way to get to their treatments,” Gragg said, and thus the van and transportation program was born. Stapleton said his transportation schedule also is busy. More than 349 veterans were provided transportation to the VA Hospital in Dayton in the month of May alone. “It’s a very rewarding job,” Gragg said. All three agreed that helping veterans highlight their benefits is like helping their own family members each and every day. To make an appointment or for more information about veteran benefits, call 4408126 or visit

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AIDS fight at turning point, say scientists WASHINGTON (AP) — An AIDS-free generation: It seems an audacious goal, considering how the HIV epidemic still is raging around the world. Yet more than 20,000 international HIV researchers and activists will gather in the nation’s capital later this month with a sense of optimism not seen in many years hope that it finally may be possible to dramatically stem the spread of the AIDS virus. “We want to make sure we don’t overpromise,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the National Institutes of Health’s infectious disease chief, told The Associated Press. But, he said, “I think we are at a turning point.” The big new focus is on trying to get more people with HIV treated early, when they’re first infected, instead of waiting until they’re weakened or sick, as the world largely has done until now. Staying healthier also makes them less likely to infect others. That’s a tall order. But studies over the past two years have shown what Fauci calls “striking, sometimes breathtaking results,” in preventing people at high risk of HIV from getting it in some of the hardest-hit countries, using this treatment-asprevention and some other protections. Now, as the International AIDS Conference returns to the U.S. for the first time in 22 years, the question is whether the world will come up with the money and the knowhow to put the best combinations of protections into practice, for AIDS-ravaged poor countries and hot spots in developed nations as well. “We have the tools to make it happen,” said Dr. Elly Katabira, president of the International AIDS Society, which organizes the world’s largest HIV conference, set for July 2227. He points to strides already in Botswana and Rwanda in increasing access to AIDS drugs.

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At the news conference, Karzai thanked the U.S. for its continued support. Clinton repeated the tenets of America’s “fight, talk, build” strategy for Afghanistan: defeat extremists, and win over Taliban militants and others willing to renounce violence and help in the long reconstruction of Afghanistan. Fighting still rages as Afghan and U.S.-led coalition forces battle insurgents, mostly in the eastern part of the country. • This information is providAlthough casualties have ed by the Miami County fallen among foreign forces Sheriff’s Office. These indias the United States and viduals were still at-large as other nations begin a gradof Friday. ual withdrawal, 215 coali• If you have information on tion soldiers were killed in the first six months of the any of these suspects, call year, compared with 271 in the sheriff’s office at 440the same period last year. 6085. Reconciliation efforts • Location identifies the last haven’t gained steam. Still, known mailing address of Clinton said she was suspects. pleased to be meeting the foreign ministers of Afghanistan and Pakistan together at the conference in Tokyo. That three-way relationship is seen as critical to stabilizing Afghanistan.

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Area Hospital Association. • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Troy Country Club. The speaker will be Doug Christian speaking on “Forgotten Communities of Miami County.” For more information, contact Kim Riber, vice president, at 339-8935. • STAUNTON LUNCHEON: The Staunton School alumni luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. at Friendly’s Restaurant in Troy. Anyone having graduated or attended the school is invited to attend. • BOE MEETING: The Newton Local Board of Education will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the Newton School Board of Education Room.

• FISHING DERBY: Children ages 6-17 from Miami County and the surCommunity rounding area are invited to the NWTF’s Jakes Calendar Event at the Troy Fish and Game, 2618 Lefevre CONTACT US Road, Troy. Participants can experience adultsupervised, sporting events that let them take Call Melody aim in archery. Also, they Vallieu at can fish in a lake that is 440-5265 to stocked with large catfish just for the event. All activilist your free ties, including outdoor calendar educational stations, are items.You free. The annual event is sponsored by the Miami can send County Chapter of the your news by e-mail to National Wild Turkey Federation, Troy Fish and Game and the Ohio Division of Natural Resources. The local Miami County Pheasants Forever THURSDAY Chapter is lending support. Events start at 10 a.m. and the fishing derby starts at 1 p.m. and will run until 2:30 p.m. Prizes • CLASSMATE LUNCH: The classwill be awarded in several fishing catemates of the 1961 Piqua Central High gories. Participants also will receive a School will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. free membership in the NWTF. Pre-regis- at The Backyard Bistro, 1876 Commerce tration is encouraged at Drive, Piqua. Participants will order from or by the menu. Spouses or significant others calling (888) 71-TICKETS. Troy Fish and also invited to attend, and no reservaGame members can sign up at the club tions are required. house. • COMMITTEE MEETING: The Fort • FULL BREAKFAST: The American Rowdy Gathering will have a committee Legion Auxiliary, Unit 586, Tipp City, will meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Covington serve a full breakfast for $6 from 8-11 City Building. a.m. Items available will be eggs, bacon, • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning distoast sausage, pancakes,waffles, covery walk for adults will be offered sausage gravy, biscuits, hash browns, from 8-9:30 a.m. at Aullwood Audubon juices, fruit and cinnamon rolls. Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. • INSECT WALK: Join an Aullwood Tom Hissong, education coordinator, will naturalist at 2:30 p.m. for a leisurely walk guide walkers as they experience the to discover some of the many fascinating seasonal changes taking place. Bring insects that live there. The center is locat- binoculars. ed at 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Civic agenda • The Lostcreek Township Board of MONDAY Trustees meet at 7 p.m. at Lostcreek Township Building, Casstown. • SOCIETY TO MEET: The Covington Newberry Historical Society will meet at 7 FRIDAY p.m. at the Fort Rowdy Museum, 101 Pearl St. For more information, call 473• CONCERT SERIES: Troy’s Summer 2270. Concert Series continues with The Fries • BOOK SPINE POETRY: Looking for Band at 7:30 p.m. on Prouty Plaza in a new creative writing exercise? Learn downtown Troy. The Fries Band is an about the endless possibilities with book acoustic-driven band that focuses on spine poetry at 6:30 p.m. at the Troyvocal harmonies to reproduce the Miami County Library. The poetry worksounds of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. shop group will browse the bookshelves Guests should bring chairs or blankets in the library and rearrange the spines of book titles to create new poetry. Play with for seating. The rain location is Troy the sounds of words and select books on Christian High School located at 700 S. Dorset Road. Visit a suggested theme or create your own. or call 339-5455 When participants are finished, staff will the day of the concert for location infortake photos of the poems and post them mation in the event of rain. on the website. • MOM AND BABY: A Mom and • NOON OPTIMIST: the Troy Noon Optimist will meet at noon at the Tin Roof Baby Get Together support group for breastfeeding mothers will be from 9:30restaurant, 439 N. Elm St., Troy. The 11 a.m. at the Farmhouse located northspeaker will be Kirt Wright of the Troy west of the main hospital entrance. The D.A.R.E. program. meetings are facilitated by the lactation • LOADED POTATO: The American department. Participants can meet other Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will offer a moms, share about being a new mother loaded baked potato for $3.50, salad bar and learn more about breastfeeding and for $3.50 or $6 for both from 6-7:30 p.m. their babies. For more information, call • BOE MEETING: The Miami East 440-4906. Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. at the high school. FRIDAY-JULY 15 Civic agendas • The Tipp City Parks Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. at the Tipp • ART SHOW: Thirty-three exhibitors City Government Center. will take part in the sixth annual art show • Covington Village Council will meet in the activity center at Hoffman United at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West • The Police and Fire Committee of Milton, Friday through Sunday. A silent Village Council will meet at 6 p.m. prior to auction, open to the public and featuring the council meeting. pieces provided by the artists, will take • Laura Village Council will meet at 7 place during the Preview Party on Friday, p.m. in the Municipal building. July 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The bidding will • Brown Township Board of Trustees end at 8 p.m. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will meet at 8 p.m. in the Township Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Building in Conover. • The Union Township Trustees will SATURDAY-JULY 15 meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Township Building, 9497 Markley Road, P.O. Box E, • BLUEGRASS GOSPEL EVENT: A Laura. Call 698-4480 for more informabluegrass gospel event will be from 11:30 tion. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, with a church service from 9-10 TUESDAY a.m. at 4530 N. Rangeline Road, Covington. The event will be under a • BIRTHDAY PARTY: The American large tent with food concessions on site. Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will host For ticket information and performers, visit its quarterly birthday party at 6 p.m. Participants are Members with birthdays in July, August asked to bring lawn chairs. and September will be recognized. Birthday cake will be provided, as well as SATURDAY table service. Come and offer congratulations and bring a covered dish to share. • FARMERS MARKET: Downtown The celebration, usually held on the third Troy Farmers Market will be from 9 a.m. Tuesday, has been moved to the second to noon on South Cherry Street, just off Tuesday due to a scheduling conflict. West Main Street. The market will include Civic agendas fresh produce, artisan cheeses, baked • The village of West Milton Council goods, eggs, organic milk, maple syrup, will meet at 7:30 p.m. in council chamflowers, crafts, prepared food and enterbers. tainment. For free parking, enter off West Franklin Street. Contact Troy Main Street WEDNESDAY at 339-5455 for information or visit • STATE OF HOSPITAL: The joint • WATER HABITS: Summer Discovery chambers of Covington, Piqua, Tipp City Days, “Wild Water Habitats” will be from 2and Troy will offer a The State of the 4 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. Hospital/Health Care luncheon at noon at Participants will stomp in the creek to find the Piqua Country Club, 9812 Country some quick crayfish and take a trip to the Club Road, Piqua. Registration will be at pond to discover some noisy amphibians. 11:30 a.m. The cost is $15 per person, Be sure to bring a sense of adventure, payable at the door. Reservations are quick reflexes and a change of clothes required by calling 339-8769. Speakers and shoes. Pre-registration is requested, will include Tom Parker, president and but not required. 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Get outside, get healthy Trail races continue in county For the Miami Valley Sunday News


One hundred runners/walkers of all ages participated in the second race of the 2012 Trail Race Challenge recently at Garbry Big Woods Reserve in Piqua. The participants beat the heat and took on the 5K trail early July 1. Stephanie Grunberg of Greenville was the overall female winner with a time of 23:09.1 and Seth Pemberton of Troy was the overall male winner with a time of 20:13.0. For more race results visit The next race of the 2012 Trail Run Challenge will be a 5K and 10K held at Stillwater Prairie Reserve at 9 a.m. July 22. Participants can pre-register for the race at The fee for runners who preregister is $15 and race day registration fee is $20. The Trail Race Challenge is organized by Reasons to Run in partnership with Miami County Park District and being held in five different parks throughout Miami County. “Partnering with Reasons to Run was an ideal opportunity to offer the public an additional way to use the parks as part of a healthy lifestyle. Reasons to Run handles the logistics of the races and we provide the trails,” said J. Scott Myers, executive director of the Miami County Park District. The goal of the Trail Race Challenge is to get healthy, get outside and to discover the local parks.

“It doesn’t matter if you walk or run, come out and participate. You will have an opportunity to meet some great people and experience the satisfaction of completing a race.

— Dianne Kauflin Reasons to Run “We are really excited to partner with the Miami County Park District to promote healthy exercise and get individuals and families outside in our beautiful county parks,” said Dianne Kauflin, owner of Reasons to Run and organizer of the 2012 Trail Run Challenge and the Miami County 5K Tour. “It doesn’t matter if you walk or run, come out and participate. You will have an opportunity to meet some great people and experience the satisfaction of completing a race,” Kauflin said. The race is being sponsored by Upper Valley Medical Center for Sports Medicine, Up and Running, Brower’s Insurance and Runners Plus. Some of the sponsors will be on-site providing information regarding a wide variety of health and fitness topics. Nurses from Miami County Public Health will be at each race to take

blood pressure, height, weight and calculate body mass index (BMI) for the participants. They also will have information on nutrition and basic health. Awards are given for the top racers in each category. There will be a top male and female prize valued at $50 and one random drawing prize valued at $100 given at each race, donated by Up and Running. People who run all five races will be entered to win a free pair of running shoes from Runners Plus. Groups of two or more are encouraged to sign up for the Trail Race Team Challenge. The team challenge is based on the total number of individuals who attend over the series of races. The winning team will receive: a specially designed team challenge winner tech shirt, a three-month free trial to Reasons to Run (includes team runs, access to certified coaches, race discounts, running store discounts, training tips and suggestions and discounted strength training) and five free entries for the 2013 Trail Run Challenge Series. For more information on race dates and locations visit the park district’s website at, or Register at or by mailing your registration form and check made payable to Reasons to Run, 1760 Swailes Road, Troy, OH 45373.

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GOP hopes lumbering economy dooms Obama WASHINGTON (AP) — History repeats itself, until it doesn’t. That musty saw is worth remembering as pundits speculate on whether the lumbering economy will doom the re-election hopes of President Barack Obama, who has shown a knack for beating odds and breaking barriers. Clearly, some important trends are working against him. The latest evidence came Friday in a lackluster jobs report that said the nation’s unemployment rate was stuck at 8.2 percent. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the last president to win re-election with so much joblessness. Voters ousted Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush when the jobless rate was well under 8 percent. It’s not as if Obama can divert public attention from the economy, which has dominated the election from the start. His signature domestic achievement, the 2010 health care overhaul, is a mixed political blessing, uniting Republicans against him. Voters show little interest in how his administration wound down the Iraq war and killed Osama bin Laden. Yet Obama runs even with, or slightly ahead of, Republican rival Mitt Romney in poll after poll. Campaign strategists debate the reasons. They might include Obama’s personal likability, gaps in Romney’s strategy or Americans’ grudging acceptance of a new normal in which millions of jobs are gone for good and no single person is responsible. If high unemployment “was a killer, he’d already be dead,” said Republican pollster and consultant Mike McKenna. “The survey data tells you he’s not dead.” There’s a problem with applying historical precedents and conventional wisdom to Obama. He sometimes defies them. Before the 2008 campaign took shape, how many people thought the United States would elect a black president? Or that a man four years removed from the Illinois Legislature would outmaneuver Bill and Hillary Clinton’s political machine? Besides, no senator had been elected president in more than four decades. Obama’s political resilience has left Republicans quarreling over how best to combat him. Romney largely has followed a play-it-safe approach. It suggests he and his aides think the president is on a slow but steady decline and there’s no need to take big gambles. The job report might bolster that view. Economists say a dramatic turnaround before Election Day is highly unlikely. But some Republican activists are anxious and say Romney is running an overly cautious campaign that doesn’t spell out his differences with Obama in crisp, inspiring terms. The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page, an important forum for conservative thought, just blasted Romney’s campaign for “squandering an historic opportunity” and said the campaign looked “confused” and “politically dumb.” McKenna agrees that Romney must be more daring and aggressive. A strategy of holding the ball, he said, “never wins basketball games that you’re behind in.” Campaign consultants also differ about how much Obama might be helped if job creation accelerates in the next few months. Some strategists believe voters cement their views of the economy several months before Election Day. If true, it could bode badly for Obama. In 2010, jobs suddenly rebounded in October. In 2011, another sharp rise began in September, only to drop significantly seven months later. If that pattern repeats itself this fall, then Obama might enjoy a last-minute bump before the Nov. 6 election, assuming enough voters remain persuadable.

Glimpse at start will improve our future Troy Bang. All it takes is one moment, one discovery, to make your life seem pretty insignificant. And at the same time, that same moment shows you what you can accomplish when you set your mind to it, what humanity can accomplish — and inspire us all to even greater things. On July 4, scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, made good on almost 50 years of theoretical physics, experiments and one of the most impressive pieces of technology ever built, announcing that they had discovered the Higgs boson — or at least a particle that behaved as the Higgs was theorized to behave — in what could be the biggest scientific discovery of our lifetimes. Using the Large Hadron Collider — an enormous atom smasher that took 10 years, more than 10,000 people from 100 different countries and billions of dollars to build and is housed in a tunnel with a circumference of 17 miles 574 feet beneath the ground near Geneva, Switzerland — two separate teams of physicists attempted to recreate the conditions of the Big Bang, the cosmic event that was the beginning of our universe as we know it.

leads to more questions. My favorite one to think about so far has been the nature of our universe itself. If they’re creating smaller versions of the Big Bang in a giant machine and creating all of these particles, who’s to say that we aren’t creating billions of little universes similar to our own that, while only there for less than a blink of our eyes, go Josh Brown through all of the same things we do Sunday Columnist from their own perspective before disappearing? And along those same lines, what if our entire universe is After countless experiments over merely the byproduct of someone the last couple years and crunching more numbers than an entire state’s else’s science experiment, and they don’t even realize that we exist? worth of math teachers will ever see But hypothetical questions like in their lives combined, those two that, while entertaining, are meaningteams produced the same results — that, in the milliseconds after the par- less. That’s why scientists aren’t concerned with who put us here or why ticles collided and created a smaller, we’re here. In the end, the who controlled version of the Big Bang, doesn’t matter in a practical sense — then-undiscovered particles flared into existence with fields around we’re here, and that’s that — and them that every other particle in the each one of us has to figure out why explosion passed through. And by we’re here and what to do about it on passing through those fields before our own. they blinked out of existence, those Now that we understand how we particles gained mass for the first got here a little better, though, we can time. get to work on what we can use that In other words, the Higgs boson is knowledge for. the reason why everything in exisIn an article on The Christian tence has mass. Science Monitor, physicist Nickolas Just like every scientific discovery Solomey, who worked at CERN for in history, of course, this one only seven years, likened the discovery of

the Higgs boson to that of the electron in 1897. “Imagine that after (J.J) Thomson discovered the electron, that it took a good 50 to 100 years to learn how to use it, how to manipulate it,” he said. “It showed us how to make televisions, how to make transistor radios, how to make medical imaging … how to sterilize our foods. The discovery of the Higgs boson could lead to very new things … imagine anything that has mass and how it couples to different masses. We could apply these things to new, wonderful technologies.” One theoretical possibility? Lightspeed travel by stripping away an object’s mass. And who knows what else. It’s just too early to even imagine. So even if we are just blips on someone else’s experiment, we humans are still capable of amazing things. A group of thousands of them working together peeled the curtain back on the creation of our universe and caught a glimpse of how it happened, and now more will start working on how to use that knowledge to make all of our lives better. What will you do with your blip?

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‘Bog buddies’ protect unusual nature preserve BUCKEYE LAKE (AP) — Not long ago, a single state worker was assigned to keep an eye on Cranberry Island, a unique and fragile Ohio nature preserve. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources worker was stretched thin, to say the least. But for a few months now, a group of about 50 devoted “bog buddies” have taken over the day-to-day maintenance, making sure the state nature preserve stays clean and healthy. Locals have always loved the Cranberry Bog State Nature Preserve, said J-me Braig, the director of the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society who grew up playing in the bog’s cranberry bushes. “As kids we would come out, run over it and fall down,” Braig said, carefully stepping off a boardwalk for a closer glimpse of

an orchid. Residents watched over the bog until 1949, when the state made it a park. But as state funds dwindled in recent years, staffing the preserve became difficult, said Dee Hammel, the deputy chief of administrative services for Ohio State Parks. The local historical society had shown interest in helping out with the bog, so the state made it official in December and handed over management for five years. “Hopefully, they’re able to give it more attention and do some things with the area that we were not able to do,” said ODNR botanist Tom Arbour. “They have an enthusiastic group that really cares about the bog. It’s great to have a local partner to help support our work there.” There are 137 state nature preserves, and 61 are managed

by local groups. Greg Seymour, an ODNR district preserve manager, used to patrol the bog. He said other responsibilities limited the time he could spend at the bog to a few times a month. Now, with about 50 active volunteers, someone is there almost every day, and cleanups occur weekly, Braig said. Once a swamp, the lake area was flooded in 1830 to create a reservoir to feed the Ohio and Erie Canal. The flood caused peat moss at the bottom of the lake to rise, creating the floating bog. But like any other natural area in Ohio, invasive species threaten to take over. For example, delicate pink calopogon orchids are surrounded by patches of quickspreading poison sumac. Maintaining the site is important, experts say.

“It’s basically a museum of our glacial past,” said Jim McCormac, a plant, insect and bird expert with the Ohio Division of Wildlife. “Much of Ohio thousands of years ago looked like that. This is a novel opportunity to see a piece of our long-gone natural history.” Despite preservation efforts, experts say the bog will disappear. Alkaline lake water is slowly eating away at the mass of peat moss, and poison sumac and invasive trees create shade that is killing the cranberry bushes the preserve is named for. It also destroys the moss that makes up the bog. The island once covered about 50 acres. Today, about 10 acres remain. Braig said she plans to chop down the invasive trees and place them around the edges of the bog to create a barrier against

the lake and the waves that erode the preserve. She said she’s even trying to arrange for volunteers to apply pesticides to the poison sumac this fall to kill off the plants. If not done carefully, other plants, such as the orchids, could be damaged. “It’s a delicate ecosystem, but if you don’t do something, (the cranberries) will all be gone because of the poison sumac,” Braig said. She said she is happy with the new arrangement. “I think it’s a wise thing to give it to the people that understand and love it,” she said. Tours are available, but permits are required. Under the new agreement, the historical society issues permits free to visitors. Boat rides to the island are $12 for adults and free for children 5 years and younger.

Will parishioners return? Ohio churches spared by Rome look to revival


Nicolas Davila, front, lifts a statue of Saint Barbara to Larry Bachtel, left, and Mark Cousineau at Saint Barbara Catholic Church in Cleveland June 26. St. Barbara Church, founded in 1905, and 11 others closed by the Roman Catholic bishop of Cleveland now face an uncertain future: will people locked out two years ago return?

Antoinette Polk sweeps the altar at Saint Barbara Catholic Church in Cleveland June 26. St. Barbara Church, founded in 1905, and 11 others closed by the Roman Catholic bishop of Cleveland now face an uncertain future: will people locked out two years ago return? those who’d begun a new faith life at a different parish. The diocese encouraged Catholics to pray about the “remain or rebuild” decision, and a retreat center offered weekend sessions hosted by a psychologist and a

clinical counselor to help them decide. The Rev. Joseph Hilinski, 63, a priest for 38 years and appointed pastor to revive St. Barbara, said it was still an open question whether parishioners will return.

“The only way to answer that question is to offer the possibility of worship there and invite them to come back,” he said. St. Barbara has some advantages: money in the bank, no debt, Sunday Mass attendance of about 200 and more than 250 registered households, many Polish-American families with a devout Catholic tradition. The diocese doesn’t plan to recruit worshippers to their reopened parishes, but word of mouth and contacting former parishioners should help, diocese spokesman Bob Tayek said. Lennon, who had police guarding him amid upset parishioners as he officiated at closing Masses, won’t personally mark the reopenings but will preside at Masses later to officially install the pastors, Tayek said. With the number of priests working in the diocese down 27 percent since 2000 to 359, some parishes may share a pastor with another church. The Rev. Jonathan Zingales, appointed pastor of the reopened St. John the Baptist Church in addi-

tion to his job as pastor of Visitation of Mary Church, both in Akron, told Visitation parishioners that he would keep them informed about his expanding duties. Lennon had also warned that revived parishes must financially sound. be Backers who lobbied for reopening the churches said the parishes either had ample financial resources or a commitment to do what’s necessary to pay the bills, though while they were closed, one church needed a $200,000 roof repair. The diocese, with about 710,000 Catholics, maintained the churches while Rome considered the appeals. The churches where the closings went unchallenged went on the auction block, some sold to other congregations and charter schools. The reopening churches had regular maintenance checks but still needed a thorough cleaning. At St. Barbara recently, a crew quietly moved about, cleaning wood pews, dusting the stained-glass windows and polishing the ornate tabernacle that holds the consecrated Eucharist. The safe where sacred vessels are kept sat empty, but cabinet drawers were filled with vestments in liturgical colors marking the rhythms of Catholic life: Mass, baptisms, first Communions and funerals. A relic of St. Christina, most likely a bone fragment, is encased in a marble slab and was returned to an altar in preparation for reopening this summer. Down the block from St. Barbara, Carole Banks, a nondenominational bornagain Christian, said her own prayers for the Catholic church’s reopening were answered. “We pray for them because they are strong” and help the community, she said. Joe Zubie, 62, raised Catholic in Lorain but no longer practicing, said he missed hearing the church bells when it closed. Zubie said he wasn’t sure restoring a neighborhood anchor like St. Barbara would boost an area he described as troubled by transient renters. “The neighborhood is up and down,” he said. Klypchak, who lives six doors from St. Barbara, said the restored church would draw people back. “It’s easier for my mother, who’s 84 years old, to be able to go to the church close by rather than load her up and take her six, seven miles away.” 2295937

CLEVELAND (AP) — With a dull thump, a saint’s marble-encased relic was placed in a slot in a church altar, signaling the revival of a parish closed by the bishop but spared by the Vatican. St. Barbara Church, founded in 1905, and 11 other parishes closed by the Roman Catholic bishop of Cleveland begin reopening this summer following an unusual intervention by Rome. But they still face an uncertain future: Will parishioners locked out two years ago return? And if they do, can the parishes survive amid often shrinking congregations in aging urban neighborhoods? And will they warrant a priest as clergy numbers dwindle as well? “Definitely,” said a hopeful Tom Klypchak, 57, a member of St. Barbara (OOTC:STBMF) for most of his life, who’s been worshipping at St. Augustine Church several miles away since St. Barbara closed. “I’ll be back. It’s my family church, I’ve been there for 44 years and I love it,” said Klypchak, whose children were baptized at St. Barbara. He said his mostly wellkept blue-collar neighborhood, overlooking an industrial steel valley and a highway leading commuters out to the suburbs, would welcome the parish’s reopening. It’s one 50 of the more than 225 parishes in the eight-county diocese closed or merged by Bishop Richard Lennon because of shrinking congregations, finances and priest numbers. Most were urban parishes that had served generations of immigrants: Poles, Hungarians, Irish and others who kept the mills and assembly lines going. The cutbacks were prompted in part by the drop in the city’s population down 17 percent since 2000 to less than 400,000 as people moved to the suburbs. The phenomenon also led to church closings in Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston and elsewhere. Most accepted the moves as inevitable amid a years-long study, but 12 parishes successfully overturned the closing with rallies, prayer vigils and appeals to Rome. Eventually, the Vatican ordered Lennon to reopen the parishes or restart the procedures governed by church law and get it right. It was a rare instance in which Rome reversed a U.S. bishop on closing churches. Lennon agreed in April to open the churches, easing some anger over the closings. Loyalty to return to a former church may trump those hard feelings for some. At St. Casimir Church in Cleveland, parishioner Stanislav Zadnik compared the reopening to the “ending of the Babylonian exile, when Israel returned to Jerusalem” after 70 years. Whether to return raised some questions for

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DATES TO REMEMBER TODAY • DivorceCare seminar and support group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at Piqua Assembly of God Church, 8440 King Arthur Drive, Piqua. Child care provided through the sixthgrade. • COSA, an anonymous 12-step recovery program for friends and family members whose lives have been affected by another person’s compulsive sexual behavior, will meet in the evening in Tipp City. For more information, call 463-2001. • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminter Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion meeting is open. • AA, Troy Trinity Group meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. • AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. • AA, Living Sober meeting, open to all who have an interest in a sober lifestyle, 7:30 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. • Narcotics Anonymous, Winner’s Group, will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. Open discussion . • Narcotics Anonymous, Poison Free, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 202 W. Fourth St., third floor, Greenville. • Narcotics Anonymous, Never Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 212 N. Main St., Sidney • Teen Talk, where teens share their everyday issues through communication, will meet at 6 p.m. at the Troy View Church of God, 1879 Staunton Road, Troy. • Singles Night at The Avenue will be from 6-10 p.m. at the Main Campus Avenue, Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. Each week, cards, noncompetitive volleyball, free line dances and free ballroom dance lessons. Child care for children birth through fifth grade is offered from 5:45-7:45 p.m. each night in the Main Campus building. For more information, call 667-1069, Ext. 21. • A Spin-In group, practicing the art of making yarn on a spinning wheel, meets from 2-4 p.m. on the third Sunday at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358.

information, call 478-1401. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 and meeting at 5:30 p.m. • Parenting Education Groups will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Learn new and age-appropriate ways to parent children. Call 339-6761 for more information. There is no charge for this program. • Narcotics Anonymous, Hug A Miracle, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy, use back door. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Sanctuary, for women who have been affected by sexual abuse, location not made public. Must currently be in therapy. For more information, call Amy Johns at 667-1069, Ext. 430 • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For more information, call 236-2273. • Pilates for Beginners, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • The Ex-WAVES, or any woman who formerly served during World War II, will meet at 1 p.m. the second Monday at Bob Evans in Troy. • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus. • Al-Anon, “The Language of Letting Go, Women’s Al-Anon,” will be at 6:45 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, Franklin and Walnut streets, Troy. Women dealing with an addiction issue of any kind in a friend or family member are invited.


• Deep water aerobics will be offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • The Friends and Neighbors Club of Miami County, a women’s nonprofit and social organization doing charitable work in the Troy area, meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the TroyHayner Cultural Center. For more information, contact Joanne at • A teen support group for any MONDAY grieving teens, ages 12-18 years in the greater Miami County area is • Christian 12 step meetings, offered from 6-7:30 p.m. on the sec“Walking in Freedom,” are offered at ond and fourth Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at Open Arms Church, 4075 the Generations of Life Center, secTipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. ond floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. • An arthritis aquatic class will be There is no participation fee. offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Sessions are facilitated by trained Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call bereavement staff and volunteers. 335-2715 or visit for Crafts, sharing time and other grief more information and programs. support activities are preceded by a • An evening grief support group light meal. meets the second and fourth • Quilting and crafts is offered Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at the from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at Generations of Life Center, second the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The St., Tipp City. Call 667-8865 for more support group is open to any grievinformation. ing adult in the greater Miami County • Mothers of Preschoolers, a area and there is no participation group of moms who meet to unwind fee. Sessions are facilitated by and socialize while listening to infortrained bereavement staff. Call 573- mation from speakers, meet the sec2100 for details or visit the website ond and fourth Tuesday from 6:15at 8:30 p.m. Single, married, working or • AA, Big Book discussion meet- stay-at-home moms are invited. ing will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Children (under 5) are cared for in Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset MOPPETS. For more information, Road, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. contact Michelle Lutz at 440-9417 or The discussion is open to the public. Andrea Stapleton at 339-8074. • AA, Green & Growing will meet • The Miami Shelby Chapter of at 8 p.m. The closed discussion the Barbershop Harmony Society meeting (attendees must have a will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene desire to stop drinking) will be at Street United Methodist Church, 415 Troy View Church of God, 1879 Old W. Greene St., Piqua. All men interStaunton Road, Troy. ested in singing are welcome and • AA, There Is A Solution Group visitors always are welcome. For will meet at 8 p.m. in Ginghamsburg more information, call 778-1586 or United Methodist Church, County visit the group’s Web site at Road 25-A, Ginghamsburg. The dis- cussion group is closed (participants • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at must have a desire to stop drinking). Richards Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., • AA, West Milton open discusTroy. Video/small group class sion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd designed to help separated or Lutheran Church, rear entrance, divorced people. For more informa1209 S. Miami St. Non-smoking, tion, call 335-8814. handicap accessible. • AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 p.m., • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will Dettmer’s Daniel Dining Room. meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room • AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion 1431 W. Main St., Troy. meeting is open. A beginner’s meet• AA, The Best Is Yet To Come ing begins at 7:30 p.m. Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 • Alternatives: Anger/Rage Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Control Group for adult males, 7-9 Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The p.m., Miami County Shelter, 16 E. discussion is open. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed • AA, Tipp City Group, Zion are physical, verbal and emotional Lutheran Church, Main and Third violence toward family members and streets at 8 p.m. This is a closed disother persons, how to express feelcussion (participants must have a ings, how to communicate instead of desire to stop drinking). confronting and how to act nonvio• Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Sidney lently with stress and anger issues. Group, Presbyterian Church, corner • Mind Over Weight Total Fitness, North and Miami streets, Sidney. 6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin St., Troy. • AA, 7 p.m. at Troy Church of the Other days and times available. For Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. more information, call 339-2699. Open discussion. • TOPS (Take Off Pounds • An Intermediate Pilates class Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran will be from 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For New members welcome. For more more information, call Tipp-Monroe information, call 335-9721. Community Services at 667-8631 or • Troy Noon Optimist Club will Celeste at 669-2441. meet at noon at the Tin Roof restau• Women’s Anger/Rage Group rant. Guests welcome. For more 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. • DivorceCare will be every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Nazarene, State Route 55 and Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is open to men and women. For more information, call Patty at 440-1269 or Debbie at 3358397. • Christian 12-Step, 7-8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus.

WEDNESDAY • Skyview Wesleyan Church, 6995 Peters Road, Tipp City, will offer a free dinner at 6:15 p.m. Bible study will begin at 7 p.m. • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • The “Sit and Knit” group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358. • The Milton-Union Senior Citizens will meet the second and fourth Wednesday 1 p.m. at 435 Hamilton St., West Milton. Those interested in becoming members are invited to attend. Bingo and cards follow the meetings. • Grandma’s Kitchen, a homecooked meal prepared by volunteers, is offered every Wednesday from 56:30 p.m. in the activity center of Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton, one block west of State Route 48. The meal, which includes a main course, salad, dessert and drink, is $6 per person, or $3 for a children’s meal. The meal is not provided on the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s. • The Town and Country Grandmothers No. 329 meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday at the AMVETS Post on LeFevre Road, Troy. • The Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at the Troy Country Club, 1830 Peters Road, Troy. Non-members of Kiwanis are invited to come meet friends and have lunch. For more information, contact Bobby Phillips, vice president, at 335-6989. • The Troy American Legion Post No. 43 euchre parties will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 339-1564. • The Toastmasters will meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at American Honda to develop to help participants practice their speaking skills in a comfortable environment. Contact Eric Lutz at 332-3285 for more information. • AA, Pioneer Group open discussion will meet at 9:30 a.m. Enter down the basement steps on the north side of The United Church Of Christ on North Pearl Street in Covington. The group also meets at 8:30 p.m. Monday night and is wheelchair accessible. • AA, Serenity Island Group will meet at 8 p.m. in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion is open. • AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 p.m. for closed discussion, Step and Tradition meeting, in the 12 Step Room, Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Use the alley entrance, upstairs. • Al-Anon, Trinity Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Men’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to

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

THURSDAY • Deep water aerobics will be offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • The Generations of Life Center of Hospice of Miami County will offer a friendship luncheon at local restaurants on the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. Locations vary, so interested parties can call the office at 573-2100 for details. This is a social event for grieving adults who do not wish to dine out alone. Attendees order from the menu. • An open parent-support group will be at 7 p.m. at Corinn’s Way Inc., 306 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Parents are invited to attend the Corinn’s Way Inc. parent support group from 7-8:30 p.m. each Thursday. The meetings are open discussion. • Friendship Luncheons are offered the second Thursday at different locations in the county. The luncheons are casual dining experience that allows adults to come together for food and fellowship. Call the Generations of Live Center at 335-5191. • 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. • The Tri-County Suicide Prevention Coalition will meet at 9 a.m. the second Friday in the conference room of the Tri-County Board of Recovery & Mental Health, Stouder Center, 1100 Wayne St., Troy. Use the west entrance to the fourth floor. • AA, Troy Friday Morning Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m. in the Salvation Army, 129 South Wayne St., Piqua. Use parking lot entrance, held in gym. • Narcotics Anonymous, Clean and Free, 8 p.m., Dettmer Hospital, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Open discussion. Fellowship from 78 p.m. • A Pilates Intermediate group matwork class will be held from 9-10 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 667-2441. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • A singles dance is offered every Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Christopher Club, Dixie Highway, Kettering, sponsored by Group Interaction. The dance is $6. For more information, call 640-3015 or visit • Christian Worship Center, 3537 S. Elm Tree Road, Christiansburg, hosts a Friday Night Bluegrass Jam beginning at 7 p.m. each Friday. Homemade meals are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Participants may bring instruments and join in. A small donation is requested at the door. For more information or directions, call 857-9090 or 631-2624.

SATURDAY • The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind Friendly’s restaurant through October. • The West Milton Church of the Brethren, 918 S. Miami St., West Milton, will offer a free clothes closet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday. Clothes are given to those in need free of charge at this time. For more information, call (937) 698-4395. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • Recovery Too Al-Anon meetings are offered at 8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Church, main campus, Room 117, S. County Road 25A, Tipp City. • AA, Men’s Meeting will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the new First Lutheran Church, corner of Washington Road and State Route 41. The meeting is closed (members must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, Troy Winners Group will meet at 8:30 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy for discussion. The meeting is open. • AA, Troy Beginners Group meets at 7 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. This is an open discussion meeting. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, meeting at 9 a.m., weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. • Pilates for Beginners (Introduction), 9:15-10:15 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Narcotics Anonymous, Saturday Night Live, 8 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St., Sidney. • Relapse Prevention Group, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at The Avenue, Room 504, at Ginghamsburg Main Campus, 6759 S. County Road 25A. • The Next Step, a worship celebration for people on the road to recovery, 7 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Main Campus Sanctuary, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • Yoga classes will be offered from 10-11 a.m. at the First United Church of Christ, Troy. The public is invited.



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• TENNIS: The Frydell Jr. Tennis Tournament will take place July 11-14. It is the last tourney with a shirt and back draw for juniors 18 and under. Divisions include girls and boys 12,14,16 and 18, singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Forms are available at Miami Y's, Tipp, Piqua and Troy Libraries and Schroeders Tennis Center, as well as online at Deadline for entries is 9 a.m. Monday. For more information, call director Dave Moore at (937) 368-2663. • WRESTLING: Troy High School will host a wrestling campJuly 23-24 in the high school wrestling room/auxillary gym. The camp will have two sessions per day, one from 9:30-11 a.m. and the other from 2:30-4 p.m., and participants need to have transportation arranged for the time between sessions. It will be open to wrestlers in grades 6-12, and registration will be done at the door prior to the first session. The cost is $25, which includes a T-shirt. Checks can be made payable to the Troy Wrestling Parents Association. • SOFTBALL: The Miami County Flames 2013 fastpitch travel softball team will be holding tryouts throughout the coming weeks for its 18u, 16u, 14u, 12u and 10u teams at Piqua High School’s softball field. For more information and for a schedule of tryouts, contact Ginetta Thiebeau at (937) 570-7128. • SOFTBALL: The Troy Fastpitch Fall Ball League, including doubleheaders for five weeks, begins Sept. 9 at Duke Park. The cost is $50 and the signup deadline is Aug. 13. Travel teams are welcome. For more info and registration, see or call Curt at (937) 8750492. • SOFTBALL: The Milton-Union Fall Ball League, including doubleheaders for five weeks, begins Sept. 9 at the Lowry Complex. The cost is $50 and the signup deadline is Aug. 13. Travel teams are welcome. For more info and registration, see or call Curt at (937) 8750492. • TENNIS: West Milton will host tennis camps at the junior high, junior varsity and varsity levels this summer, with two sessions apiece. The junior high camp will be from 11 a.m. to noon July 16-19, with the session costing $45. The junior varsity camp will run from 9:30-11 a.m. July 16-19, with it costing $60. The varsity camp will run from 7:30-9:30 a.m. July 16-19 and will cost $60. Registration forms can be found at Milton-Union Middle School, the Milton-Union Public Library or from any of the high school coaches. The deadline to register is Wednesday. For more information, contact Sharon Paul at (937) 6983378 or Steve Brumbaugh at (937) 698-3625.

Troy splits going into tourney’s final day Staff Reports


Troy faced significantly less drama Saturday at the Paul V. Fryman Memorial Fourth of July Tournament than the previous day. And heading into the tournament’s final day, Post 43 is in pretty good shape. Troy (29-15) knocked off Bucyrus 6-4 to begin Saturday’s

play, then fell for the first time on the weekend 6-4 to Galion, joining the ranks of four teams that are 3-1 in the tournament heading into Sunday’s final games. “We’re 3-1, so we’ve got a pretty good chance to be in the championship game, particularly if we can win (against host Prospect

today at 1 p.m.),” Troy Post 43 coach Frosty Brown said. “It may all come down to tomorrow’s game.” Troy had plenty of chances against Bucyrus with 13 hits but never broke through for a huge inning. Still, Post 43 chipped away with runs here and there, and starter Luke Veldman and relievers Reid Ferrell — who got the win — and Ben Weber held

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Cleveland Indians’ Lou Marson watches his RBI double in the second inning Saturday in Cleveland.

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off the opposition. Colton Nealeigh was 2 for 4 with a double, Bradley Coomes and Nick Sanders were both 2 for 4, Dereck Dunham was 2 for 3 and D.J. Hemm doubled in the game. “I was pretty happy with this ballgame. We only had two strikeouts in the game, meaning we did a lot better job of putting

Cincinnati Reds’ Drew Stubbs is congratulated by third base coach Mark Berry while rounding the bases after his first-inning home run Saturday in San Diego. On Friday night, Zach Cozart hit a firstinning homer in Cincinnati’s 6-0 shutout victory. Saturday, though, San Diego tied it with a solo homer of its own in the first before the Reds took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth on an RBI groundout by Devin Mesoraco — which is where the game stood at time of press. Check for the full story.

CLEVELAND (AP) — While fans endured sweltering heat, Ubaldo Jimenez looked at the thermometer and just smiled. Jimenez shook off the mid-90s heat and left his own mid-90s fastball on the shelf, using a variety of breaking balls to strike out eight over six innings and help the Cleveland Indians beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 Saturday. “I love this weather,” said Jimenez, a native of the Dominican Republic. “You get good and loose right away. I felt very comfortable.” Jimenez (8-7) allowed a two-run homer to Luke Scott in the fourth inning, but otherwise was in command. The right-hander gave up five hits and walked only one, using a sharp slider and split-finger changeup instead of his usual big fastball. “I probably used less than half fastballs,” said Jimenez, explaining that catcher Lou Marson saw the slider working and just kept calling it. The Indians bunched five runs into the second and third innings against Matt Moore (5-6) and Shelley Duncan hit a two-run homer as Cleveland won for the fourth time in five games. Cleveland remained three games behind the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox.

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Mangold chasing Olympic gold Holley Mangold is accustomed to making headlines. She was, after all, the only girl on her high school football team in Ohio, maybe not that big of a surprise since she’s the sister of New York Jets center Nick Mangold. She’s not a novelty anymore. She’s an Olympian. See Page A9.

Dragons Lair DAYTON — The Dayton Dragons connected on a season-high four home runs — including three in the first inning alone — as they defeated the Great Lakes Loons 5-3 in the first game of a three-game series on Saturday night for their second straight win.

Grand once again 5th Wimbledon title for Williams WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — For Serena Williams, the low point came in early 2011, when she spent hours laying around her home, overwhelmed by a depressing series of health scares that sent her to the hospital repeatedly and kept her away from tennis for 10 months. The high point came Saturday on Centre Court at Wimbledon, when Williams dropped down to the grass, hands covering her face. She was all the way back, a Grand Slam champion yet again. Her serve as good as there is, her grit as good as ever, Williams was dominant at the start and finish, beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 62 to win a fifth championship at the All England Club and 14th major title overall, ending a twoyear drought. “I just remember, I was on the couch and I didn’t leave the whole day, for two days. I was AP PHOTO just over it. I was praying, like, ‘I Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska can’t take any more. I’ve endured to win the women’s final match at the All England Lawn Tennis enough. Let me be able to get Championships at Wimbledon, England, Saturday. through this,’” recalled Williams,

a former No. 1 whose ranking slid to 175th after a fourth-round loss at the All England Club last year, her second tournament back. “Coming here and winning today is amazing,” she said. “It’s been an unbelievable journey for me.” Certainly has. That’s why tears flowed during the on-court trophy ceremony. And why Williams squeezed tight during post-victory hugs with her parents and older sister Venus, who has five Wimbledon titles of her own — meaning that one pair of siblings who learned to play tennis on public courts in Compton, Calif., now accounts for 10 of the past 13 singles trophies. They added their fifth Wimbledon doubles championship Saturday night, teaming to beat Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic 7-5, 6-4. A few days after winning Wimbledon in 2010, Serena Williams cut both feet on broken


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Wimbledon She compiled a 58-13 landslide of winners. She swatted 17 aces, including four at 114 mph, 107 mph, 115 mph, 111 mph in one marvelous game to pull even at 2-all in the third set. That was part of a momentumswinging run when Williams claimed 15 of 18 points, and that quartet of aces raised her total for the fortnight to a tournamentrecord 102, surpassing her own mark of 89 in 2010; it’s also more than the top number for any man this year at Wimbledon. “So many aces,” said Radwanska, whose twoweek total was 16, “and I couldn’t do much about it.” There had been a moment, ever so brief, when it appeared Williams might let Saturday’s match slip away. After she breezed through the first set on a

■ CONTINUED FROM A7 glass while leaving a restaurant in Germany. She needed two operations on her right foot. Then she got blood clots in her lungs, for which she needed to inject herself with a blood thinner. Those shots led to a pool of blood gathering under her stomach’s skin, requiring another procedure. “That made her realize where her life was, really, and where she really belonged and that she really loved the game,” said Williams’ mother, Oracene Price. “You never appreciate anything until you almost lose it.” Against Radwanska, who was trying to be the first Polish Grand Slam singles champion, Williams was streaky at times, but also superb. She won the first five games and the last five.

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scoring five of its six runs in the first two innings. “They’ve got a pretty experienced team,” Brown said. “I thought we stayed with them pretty good.” Nealeigh continued his big day at the plate, added a solo homer and another double. Troy finishes play at the tournament today before returning home Tuesday to host rival Piqua Post 184 in the district legion tournament.

■ Auto Racing

Stewart’s late move wins race DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tony Stewart charged past Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth on the final lap Saturday night, then held on to win as his challengers stacked up in a melee at Daytona International Speedway. Kenseth and Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle likely would have made one final attempt to beat Stewart, but Biffle wiggled and cars began sliding all over the

track. Nobody could then catch Stewart, who sailed away to his third win of the season. The defending Sprint Cup Series champion is tied with Brad Keselowski for most wins this season. Roughly 90 minutes before the race, NASCAR announced AJ Allmendinger had been suspended for failing a random drug test. Sam Hornish Jr. replaced him in the car.

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Klein dismissed following charges COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer dismissed senior linebacker Storm Klein from the football team on Saturday following his arrest on domestic violence and assault charges. Klein pleaded not guilty to the charges on Saturday after being arrested by Columbus police on Friday. A message seeking comment was left Saturday. Meyer said in a statement that the charges against Klein “violate the core values of the Ohio State Football Program.” “As a result, Storm has been removed from the team. It has been made very clear that this type of charge will result in dis-

No. 2, behind Victoria Azarenka. “When I was going on the court the second time, I just felt like a normal match. Didn’t seem like a final anymore, so there was not that much pressure.” Radwanska played her usual steady game, and Williams began making more and more errors. A string of mistakes — swinging volley into the net, double-fault, backhand long, backhand into the net — let Radwanska break to even the match at one set apiece. What appeared to be a rather drab final, bereft of any drama, suddenly became interesting. Williams’ explanation for her dip against Radwanska? “I just got too anxious,” she said, “and I shouldn’t have been so anxious.” Probably not.

Making her Paris performance really seem like an aberration, Williams regained control down the stretch. She won a 16-stroke point with a forehand putaway to get to break point, then went up 3-2 by smacking a big return that left Radwanska flailing at a running backhand. If Williams is mainly known for her powerful serves and groundstrokes — she produced 23 baseline winners to her opponent’s five — she also showed off a deft touch, the sort of thing Radwanska specializes in. Ahead 4-2, Williams earned a second break with a welldisguised forehand drop shot, then raised both arms aloft. “After that, it was: ‘I can definitely do this,’” Williams said. While Monday’s rank-

ings will have her listed at No. 4, there’s no doubt who is at the top of the game right now. Seeded sixth at the All England Club, she beat the women who were No. 2 (Azarenka), No. 3 (Radwanska) and No. 4 (defending champion Petra Kvitova). At age 30, Williams is the oldest women’s singles champion at any major tournament since Martina Navratilova was 33 when she won Wimbledon in 1990. And Williams sees no end in sight. Asked Saturday evening what more she could possibly want, she replied: “Are you kidding? The U.S. Open. The Australian Open. The French Open. Wimbledon, 2013.” Seconds later, she declared: “I have never felt better.”

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Post 43 ■ CONTINUED FROM A7 the ball in play,” Brown said. “We hit into two double plays, though, and that took us out of some chances. But we played pretty good defense and held on.” Weber earned a save, pitching only one out — the final one — but with the tying runs on base. Galion got to Troy early in the afternoon game, though, pounding out six of its nine hits and

day when the wind whipped and the temperature was in the mid-50s, rain arrived, causing a delay of about 20 minutes between sets. Radwanska, who has been fighting a respiratory illness and blew her nose at a changeover, quickly fell behind 3-1 in the second set. Right there is where she made a stand. Williams was playing in her 18th major final; Radwanska in her first. Actually, she’d never won a match beyond the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament until this week. So she acknowledged being “a little bit nervous in the beginning.” But the interruption let her “cool down a little bit,” explained Radwanska, who would have risen to No. 1 in the rankings by beating Williams but instead will be

missal. If there are any changes in the charges, we will re-evaluate his status,” Meyer said. Klein appeared in Franklin County Municipal Court on Saturday represented by a public defender. The senior who started 10 games last year was told to stay away from the person who filed a complaint against him. Klein is one of several linebackers vying for a starting job with the Buckeyes. Two other expected starters for Meyer’s first Ohio State team were suspended in June after being arrested on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing official business.

It’s ‘Murray mania’ Britain hails Wimbledon finalist as hero … for now LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray has messed up a lot of people’s weekend plans. Murray’s surprise victory in the Wimbledon semifinals, after losing at the same stage three years running, has left British royalty, politicians and celebrities — and millions of ordinary folk — scrambling for a spot to watch Sunday’s showdown between the Scot and Roger Federer. By powering past France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to become the first British man to reach the final in 74 years, Murray took Britain’s collective mind off the dreary weather and dismal economy and gave the country a new hero — at least for now. “Finally!” was the oneword front page headline in Saturday’s Daily Mirror. The Sun opted for the slightly longer: “Andy Finally.” The joy was tempered by surprise that Murray had really pulled it off — and a sense that it would be tempting fate to expect him to beat Federer and become the first British Wimbledon men’s champion since Fred Perry in 1936. Bunny Austin made the final two years later, but lost. Virginia Wade won the women’s title in 1977. It’s not that the country’s not happy. It’s just surprised that one of the oldest traditions in sport — a Brit-free final at Britain’s premier tennis tournament — is at an end. “A nation unites in disbelief,” said the front-page story in The Times newspaper, “for the impossible has taken place before our eyes.” The Daily Mail asked what many were thinking: “Now can he finish the job?” Murray insisted that he can. “It will be one of the biggest matches of my life,” Murray said after Friday’s semifinal. “It’s a great challenge. One where I’m probably not expected to win


Andy Murray of Britain walks off the court after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during a semifinals match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England Friday.

WIMBLEDON AT A GLANCE WIMBLEDON, England — A look at Wimbledon on Saturday: Weather: Brief rain. Low of 57 degrees. Women’s Final: No. 6 Serena Williams beat No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 for her 14th Grand Slam championship. Stat of the Day: 102 Aces hit by Williams at Wimbledon this year, breaking her tournament record of 89, set in 2010. Quote of the Day: “Growing up, I copied Venus, everything she did. She was a real big influence for me. So when she started winning, I wanted it so bad. When she became No. 1, I had to be No. 1.” Williams, after matching her older sister with five Wimbledon singles titles. On Court Sunday: No. 3 Roger Federer vs. No. 4 Andy Murray. Sunday’s Forecast: Chance of rain. High of 68 degrees.

the match, but one that, you know, if I play well, I’m capable of winning.” The intense and taciturn Murray has always evoked mixed feelings in his homeland — the joke runs that he is British when he wins and Scottish when he loses. Now that he’s a winner, politicians in both London and Edinburgh are scrambling to support the tennis star. Prime Minister David Cameron, who plans to attend the final, announced

that a Scottish Saltire flag would fly alongside the Union Jack at 10 Downing St. on Sunday in support of Murray. Cameron said it was “great news that we have our first homegrown men’s finalist at Wimbledon for over 70 years, especially in this exciting Olympics year when the eyes of the world are on the U.K.” Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond — who wants Scotland to break away from Britain — also sent his congratulations.

“The whole of Scotland will be right behind Andy on Sunday, and I’ll be there in person to help cheer him on,” Salmond said. Murray will also have royal support at Centre Court in the form of the former Kate Middleton. St. James’s Palace said the Duchess of Cambridge would attend the final, although her husband Prince William and Queen Elizabeth II have prior commitments. Those not on the A-list can still get seats for the final — at a price. On eBay, bidding on a pair of tickets topped 2,500 pounds ($4,000) on Saturday. Can he do it? Murray has beaten Federer in eight of their 15 matches, though never in a Grand Slam final. Bookmaker Ladbrokes made Federer — aiming for his seventh Wimbledon title — the 1/2 favorite, offering 13/8 odds on a Murray victory.

■ Major League Baseball

K.C. hoping police can deliver All-Star performance KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After a year of preparing for one of the biggest events to come to the city in decades, Kansas City police are ready to prove they’re as capable as any big-city force of delivering a stellar performance at the Major League Baseball All-Star game. It’s the first time in nearly 40 years the city has hosted the Midsummer Classic, and Kansas City officials have spent several months coordinating with local, state and federal agencies and the U.S. Army to make sure tens of thousands of baseball fans who

come to the city will be safe. A delegation of Kansas City police officers traveled to Phoenix last year for the 2011 All-Star game. And the department tested its security plan at the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade and in an exercise in April at Kauffman Stadium, where the All-Star game will be played Tuesday. “We’re a large police department, and we’ve handled large events before,” said Maj. Rich Lockhart, who is leading the Kansas City department’s security efforts. “But nothing on this scale. The city is hoping people see how well we’ve

handled this event, and that it leads to bigger events in the future.” Kansas City police have worked with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, FBI, Department of Homeland Security and several other agencies to create its game plan. Lockhart said the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies at Fort Leavenworth, which normally reviews battle plans for the U.S. Army, has examined the security plan and found it to be sound. “I don’t think people necessarily think of Kansas City as a big city,” Lockhart

said. “People don’t understand how well-prepared we are as a police department. I would put us up against any big city, like Chicago or L.A., in handling major events.” Unlike last year’s game in Phoenix, where most events were consolidated in a fairly tight geographical area downtown, Kansas City is playing host to activities scattered around town, including in some impoverished neighborhoods where residents say it’s best if outsiders are gone by dark. Bill Bordley, vice president of security and facility management for Major

League Baseball, said he’s worked with local police for eight months on making preparations and is impressed with the security measures that are in place. He said the hosting of out-of-towners at youth baseball and softball games in Kansas City’s inner-city neighborhoods for the Jr. RBI Classic will not mark the first time Major League Baseball has reached out to a city’s urban core. “It’s not a problem or a challenge that hasn’t been dealt with before,” Bordley said, noting that the 2010 game was in Anaheim, Calif., and youth ballgames

were held at an RBI facility in Compton, Calif. “The commissioner makes a concerted effort to reach out to all parts of the community and wants to create a family-friendly environment throughout the city.” Danny Rotert, a spokesman for Kansas City Mayor Sly James, acknowledges that any major public safety problems could hurt the image of a city whose per-capita homicide rate is perennially among the nation’s top 10. Still, he said he’s confident the city has a strong security plan in place and things will go smoothly.



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■ Olympics

U.S. roster set; Spain has talent to match up LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala and James Harden were chosen Saturday to complete the roster for the U.S. Olympic basketball team. They earned the final three spots that opened after a rash of injuries knocked out at least four players who would have been on the team. They beat out Eric Gordon, Rudy Gay and No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis of New Orleans, who couldn’t scrimmage this week because of a sprained ankle. Also heading to London

for the defending gold medalists are: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Tyson Chandler and Kevin Love. Griffin showed he was healthy again after being slowed by a knee injury during the playoffs, putting on an impressive dunking display following practice Saturday. Harden, the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year with Oklahoma City, gives the Americans more scoring punch off the bench, and Iguodala is a defensive spe-

cialist who can guard multiple positions. The Americans lost Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to injuries in recent months, forcing them to scrap plans to name their 12-man roster on June 18. They asked the US Olympic Committee for a roster extension and added Harden and Davis to their original pool of finalists that was chosen in January. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo was intrigued by Davis’ skills, but the national player of the year at Kentucky

sprained his ankle last week and was not able to take part this week, robbing him of a chance to show he was ready to handle international competition now. James, Bryant, Anthony, Paul and Williams were all part of the 2008 Olympic gold medalists. Durant, Westbrook, Chandler and Love played on the world championship team two years ago. The injuries leave the Americans short-handed at center, where Howard started four years ago in Beijing and Bosh backed him up. Chandler is the only natural center left, so the

■ Olympics

Americans will be forced to use some players out of their normal NBA positions. • Ibaka: Spain Can Contend With U.S. MADRID — Serge Ibaka believes Spain’s Olympic basketball team has the talent to match the U.S. squad. He’s confident the 2008 silver medalists can compete with the 2012 gold medal favorites and world champions. “They are just like us, they also have players with a lot of talent,” the Oklahoma City power forward said Saturday in his first full day of training with

the Spanish team. “They are a different team to 2008, but their players are still very good.” The 22-year-old Ibaka will make his Olympic debut with Spain, which he helped guide to the European Championship title last summer soon after being nationalized. Ibaka, who is of Congolese origin, turned up at camp early to prepare for the London Olympics. Spain has the bulk of its 2008 team, including Pau and Marc Gasol and Rudy Fernandez returning, aside from injured point guard Ricky Rubio.

■ Cycling

Mangold chasing gold Ahead of schedule in Olympic lifting BY BETSY BLANEY Associated Press Holley Mangold is accustomed to making headlines. She was, after all, the only girl on her high school football team in Ohio, maybe not that big of a surprise since she’s the sister of New York Jets center Nick Mangold. She’s not a novelty anymore. She’s an Olympian. Mangold will compete as a superheavyweight in weightlifting at the London Games later this month. Her coaches initially saw her as a prospect for the 2016 Olympics but her progress the past year — she upped her lift totals by more than 70 pounds — put her ahead of schedule. Nick Mangold couldn’t be prouder, and he predicts more than one Olympics in his sister’s future. “As an older brother, you love to see your siblings do great things and this is something she tried to do and was successful at it and it’s a great thing to see,” he said. “There are people who have been training their whole lives for this opportunity and she’s been doing it for two years.” However long she pursues Olympic success, Mangold will take along a gregarious personality and a quick wit. She’s comfortable with her size (about 350 pounds), and showed as much during an episode called “I’m the Big Girl” last year on MTV’s “True Life.” She’d like to help reshape the image of female weightlifters. Mangold doesn’t wear makeup while competing. Fingernail polish, well, that’s another thing entirely. Tiny barbells adorned her nails during the Olympic trials in March. She’s planning something in red, white and blue for London. “I feel like women weightlifters try to be too feminine just to show that they’re still feminine,” she said. “I don’t do that. I try to have a nice balance. But I haven’t really had any problems. People usually don’t say anything to your face because they’re intimidated that you can out lift them.”


New overall leader Bradley Wiggins, left, and Cadel Evans, right, climb towards La Planche des Belles Filles during the seventh stage of the Tour de France over 199 kilometers (123.6 miles) with start in Tomblaine and finish in La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Saturday.

Wiggins takes overall lead AP FILE PHOTO

Weightlifter Holley Mangold poses for a portrait at the Team USA Media Summit May 13 in Dallas. Mangold first made news playing offensive line as the only girl on her high school football team in Ohio. But she switched sports a few years ago, and now the 5-foot-8 sister of New York Jets Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold will compete as a superheavyweight in weightlifting at the London Olympics. Her experience at Archbishop Alter High in Kettering, Ohio, had its firsts: first girl to play a down from scrimmage in Ohio and the first girl to play in a state championship game. Her brother saw the connection between weightlifting and football, which his 22-year-old sister played for 12 years to follow in his path. “If she had said race car driving or something like that, I would’ve been like, ‘Hmmm, I don’t know,’” he said. “But weightlifting, it just seemed to flow with her.” Competition started early between the two Mangolds. Growing up, Holley and Nick used balloons as footballs in games in the family living room. Nick’s handicap? He played on his knees. “Those games would always get kind of heated, especially if the balloon popped,” he said. “Somebody would always get blamed and not want to take the blame. We were doing that from a young age, so anytime there’s a competition, somebody was trying to win.” Nick Mangold heard all the mean jokes and received plenty of messages on Twitter from those who made fun of his sister for

being a heavy girl who played football. He also sensed that she might have thought he was ashamed of her. “I think she kind of let outside influences tell her that,” he said, adding that Holley didn’t ask him how he felt. “I’ve never been embarrassed about her and always stuck up for her and always been proud of what she has done.” After finishing high school, Holley Mangold attended Ursuline College, an all-female school near Cleveland, on a track-andfield scholarship. She threw discus and shot put, and did her weightlifting training in a second-floor room above the school’s swimming pool. At least she did until she dropped weights, cracking all the windows around the pool. When she qualified for the Olympic team, Holley Mangold lifted about 320 pounds in the clean-andjerk competition — more than her brother’s 307 pounds. Along with Sarah Robles, another first-time Olympian who qualified as a superheavyweight, Mangold will try to end a 12-year medal drought for the U.S. In 2000 at Sydney, Americans Tara Nott and Cheryl Haworth took gold and bronze,

respectively. No U.S. man or woman has reached the podium since. Despite the urging of Jets coach Rex Ryan, Nick Mangold won’t be in London with other family members to watch his little sister. He will be at training camp starting July 26 in Cortland, N.Y., preparing for the NFL season. “It’s not that he doesn’t want to go,” she said. “Football is my brother’s life. You wouldn’t see me missing training or a big meet to watch one of his games. I know it’s different because it’s the Olympics, but it’s a big part of their season.” Her brother said he doesn’t want her to feel as though she is in his shadow. “I’ve tried my best to make sure it wasn’t there,” he said. “She doesn’t need any of that added pressure. She has enough pressure with what she’s doing.” And what she’s doing is going after gold — and that weightless lift. “When you get a good lift the bar is literally weightless off of your body and then you don’t feel it until it hits over your head again,” she said. “You get that lift maybe one in a 100, but if you get that lift you’re chasing that lift for the rest of your life. It’s kind of amazing. I love it.”

■ Golf

Simpson takes charge at Greenbrier WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Webb Simpson likes the way he’s avoiding bogeys and figures he’ll need to play smart again at the Greenbrier Classic to get his second win in three tournaments. The U.S. Open champion shot a 5-under 65 in the third round Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round. Simpson had his second straight bogey-free round to reach 14 under on The Greenbrier Resort’s Old White TPC Course. Troy Kelly was second

after a 62. Rookie Charlie Beljan, J.B. Holmes and Ken Duke were 11 under. Beljan had a 67, Holmes a 66, and Duke a 65. Simpson isn’t disappointed that Tiger Woods isn’t around to challenge him. Woods missed the cut for only the ninth time in his PGA career. “When he’s not lurking around on Saturdays and Sundays, it makes it a little easier I think for other guys,” Simpson said. • U.S. Women’s Open KOHLER, Wis. — Na Yeon Choi was just a kid when Se Ri Pak won the

U.S. Women’s Open at Blackwolf Run in 1998. Today, Choi is living proof that Pak’s landmark victory 14 years ago really did have the power to inspire girls in South Korea to try to make it in professional golf. And after posting one of the best rounds in Open history, Choi is poised to repeat Pak’s feat in the same event at the same course. Choi shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday in the third round at Blackwolf Run, taking control of the tournament. The fifth-ranked South

Korean star’s remarkable round put her at 8 under for the tournament, giving her a six-stroke lead over fellow South Korean Amy Yang. Only four players ever have posted a lower round in the Open, and the 65 tied the lowest thirdround score in the event’s history. As Choi surged despite windy conditions, Michelle Wie faded, shooting a 6over 78 to fall to 2 over. Wie shot a 66 in the second round and came into the day a stroke behind second-round leader Suzann Pettersen.

LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES SKI STATION, France (AP) — With two weeks left in the Tour de France, the twoman showdown that many predicted is taking shape, with Britain’s Bradley Wiggins already in the yellow jersey — and driver’s seat — while Cadel Evans isn’t. The 31-year-old Briton and his Team Sky dominated the race’s first summit finish Saturday, with Christophe Froome winning Stage 7 ahead of Evans and Wiggins close on the Australian defending champion’s back wheel. In the 123-mile trek from Tomblaine to La Planche des Belles Filles, Wiggins took the overall lead from Switzerland’s Fabian Cancellara and gave Britain its first yellow jersey in 12 years — and the first for Sky. “It’s a great day for the team, we won the stage and took the yellow jersey,” Wiggins said in French. “This is my first time in the yellow jersey. It’s incredible — it’s been a dream of mine since I was a kid.” As the pack disintegrated on the final climb, Evans tried an attack just before the super-steep patch in the last half-mile, but Froome beat him and made it look easy, leading Evans to wonder what he might be in for later. Cancellara, a time-trial and one-day classics specialist who had worn yellow since winning the prologue a week ago, was 1 minute, 52 seconds behind Froome — but more importantly 1:50 back of Wiggins. The Sky leader, who began the day 7 seconds behind Cancellara in second place, leads Evans by 10 seconds. Vincenzo Nibali of Italy was fourth to climb to third overall, 16 seconds behind. Wiggins, a three-time Olympic track gold medalist looking to become Britain’s first Tour champion, became the pre-race favorite after winning the Paris-Nice, Tour de Romandie and Criterium du Dauphine stage races this year. Wiggins has more breathing room than Cancellara when he was leader. Only five riders are within a minute of Wiggins, including Denis

Menchov of Russia, who won the 2009 Giro d’Italia and the Spanish Vuelta — twice. The Swiss rider, by contrast, had had 22 riders within 48 seconds of his lead as Saturday’s stage began. With two time trials and more climbing days in the Alps and Pyrenees still to come, Wiggins played down speculation that he might’ve taken the lead too early with the finish in Paris on July 22. “You can’t get too cocky in this race and choose when you take the yellow jersey. I’d much rather be in yellow than in hospital — like half the peloton,” he said, referring to injuries from crashes in recent days. Race organizers also tallied Saturday the full fallout of two bunch crashes a day earlier, including a high-speed one as riders were jockeying for position in a final sprint. A total of 13 riders dropped out due to injuries in the spills, bringing the number of withdrawals through seven stages to 17 — the highest number at this point since 1998. One of them was Garmin-Sharp leader and Giro champion Ryder Hesjedal of Canada. Wiggins crashed out of the 2011 Tour with a broken collarbone and said he felt “lucky” he has been trouble-free this year. Uncertainties remain and two weeks is a long time. But all signs read green for Wiggins: Sky is one of the strongest teams; it has launched a methodical approach to winning; the route this year is heavily weighted on time-trials which are his specialty. And with two-time Tour champion Alberto Contador out serving a doping ban, and 2010 winner Andy Schleck out injured, that’s two fewer would-be challengers. Evans sensed he’s in for a challenge from Sky. “With Wiggins on a team like that, it’s going to be difficult,” the 35-yearold BMC team leader said in French. Froome, who took the polka-dot jersey as the Tour’s best climber, said he was surprised Evans couldn’t keep pace. The Australian was puffing and his face glistening with sweat as he crossed the finish.



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BASEBALL Baseball Expanded Standings All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct New York 51 33 .607 45 38 .542 Baltimore 44 41 .518 Tampa Bay 43 42 .506 Boston 42 43 .494 Toronto Central Division W L Pct Chicago 47 37 .560 44 40 .524 Cleveland 43 42 .506 Detroit 37 46 .446 Kansas City 36 47 .434 Minnesota West Division W L Pct Texas 50 34 .595 Los Angeles 46 38 .548 42 42 .500 Oakland 35 50 .412 Seattle NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Washington 49 33 .598 New York 46 39 .541 45 39 .536 Atlanta 41 43 .488 Miami 37 49 .430 Philadelphia Central Division W L Pct Pittsburgh 47 37 .560 Cincinnati 45 38 .542 St. Louis 45 40 .529 39 45 .464 Milwaukee 33 52 .388 Houston 32 52 .381 Chicago West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 47 38 .553 San Francisco 46 39 .541 40 43 .482 Arizona 34 51 .400 San Diego 32 52 .381 Colorado

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games Detroit 4, Kansas City 2 Tampa Bay 10, Cleveland 3 N.Y. Yankees 10, Boston 8 Minnesota 5, Texas 1 Chicago White Sox 4, Toronto 2 Baltimore 3, L.A. Angels 2 Oakland 4, Seattle 1, 11 innings Saturday's Games N.Y. Yankees 6, Boston 1, 1st game Detroit 8, Kansas City 7 Chicago White Sox 2, Toronto 0 Cleveland 7, Tampa Bay 3 Boston 9, N.Y. Yankees 5, 2nd game Minnesota at Texas, 7:15 p.m. Baltimore at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 10:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Kansas City (Teaford 1-1) at Detroit (Scherzer 7-5), 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 8-5) at Cleveland (McAllister 3-1), 1:05 p.m. Toronto (Cecil 2-1) at Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 0-1), 2:10 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 7-4) at L.A. Angels (Mills 0-0), 3:35 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 6-5) at Oakland (B.Colon 6-7), 4:05 p.m. Minnesota (De Vries 2-1) at Texas (Oswalt 2-1), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 9-3) at Boston (Lester 5-5), 8:05 p.m. Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games All-Star Game at Kansas City, MO, 8:15 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games Atlanta 5, Philadelphia 0 Colorado 5, Washington 1 San Francisco 6, Pittsburgh 5 Chicago Cubs 8, N.Y. Mets 7 Milwaukee 7, Houston 1 Miami 3, St. Louis 2 Arizona 5, L.A. Dodgers 3 Cincinnati 6, San Diego 0 Saturday's Games Washington 4, Colorado 1 Houston 6, Milwaukee 3 Pittsburgh 3, San Francisco 1 N.Y. Mets 3, Chicago Cubs 1 St. Louis 3, Miami 2 Atlanta 6, Philadelphia 3 Cincinnati at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 10:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Chicago Cubs (Dempster 3-3) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 7-3), 1:10 p.m. Atlanta (Jurrjens 2-2) at Philadelphia (Worley 4-5), 1:35 p.m. (Guthrie 3-8) at Colorado Washington (Zimmermann 5-6), 1:35 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 3-9) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 9-2), 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 0-3) at Houston (Lyles 2-5), 2:05 p.m. Miami (A.Sanchez 4-6) at St. Louis (J.Kelly 1-1), 2:15 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 9-5) at San Diego (Marquis 1-4), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 9-3) at Arizona (Bauer 0-1), 4:10 p.m. Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games All-Star Game at Kansas City, MO, 8:15 p.m. Indians 7, Rays 3 Tampa Bay Cleveland ab r h bi ab r h bi DJnngs lf 4 0 0 0 Choo rf 4 0 1 0 C.Pena 1b 4 0 0 0 ACarer ss 3 1 0 0 Zobrist rf 3 1 1 0 JoLopz 2b 4 1 1 0 BUpton cf 4 1 2 1 Brantly cf 4 1 1 1 Kppngr 3b 4 0 0 0 CSantn 1b 2 1 1 1 Scott dh 4 1 2 2 Ktchm 1b 0 0 0 0 JMolin c 4 0 0 0 Duncan dh 3 2 1 2 Conrad 2b 3 0 0 0 Marson c 3 1 1 1 SRdrgz ss 2 0 1 0 Hannhn 3b 4 0 1 1 EJhnsn ss 0 0 0 0 Cnghm lf 3 0 1 1 Totals 32 3 6 3 Totals 30 7 8 7 Tampa Bay................000 200 001—3 Cleveland..................032 000 02x—7 E_S.Rodriguez (11). DP_Tampa Bay 2, Cleveland 1. LOB_Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 5. 2B_Zobrist (18), Jo.Lopez (13), Brantley (23), C.Santana (13), Marson (6), Cunningham (4). HR_B.Upton (7), Scott (11), Duncan (8). CS_Choo (4), Cunningham (3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP H R ER BB SO Tampa Bay M.Moore L,5-6 . .4 2-3 5 5 5 5 3 Badenhop . . . . . . . . .1 1 0 0 0 0 Howell . . . . . . . . .1 1-3 1 0 0 0 1 W.Davis . . . . . . . . . . .1 1 2 2 1 1 Cleveland Jimenez W,8-7 . . . . . .6 5 2 2 1 8 Sipp H,9 . . . . . . . . . . .1 0 0 0 0 1 Pestano H,22 . . . . . . .1 0 0 0 1 1 Rogers . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1 1 1 0 2 Umpires_Home, Scott Barry; First, Jerry Meals; Second, Gary Darling; Third, Paul Emmel. T_2:53. A_20,658 (43,429). Saturday's Major League Linescores

AMERICAN LEAGUE First Game NewYork . . . .400 200 000—6 11 0 Boston . . . . .000 100 000—1 7 1 F.Garcia, Eppley (7), Qualls (9) and C.Stewart; F.Morales, Germano (4) and Shoppach. W_F.Garcia 3-2. L_F.Morales 1-2. HRs_New York, Swisher (13), An.Jones 2 (10), J.Nix (3). Second Game NewYork . . . .300 000 101—5 6 5 Boston . . . . .001 013 40x—9 16 2 P.Hughes, Logan (6), Wade (7), Rapada (7), Mitchell (8) and R.Martin; Doubront, Albers (7), Mortensen (8), Padilla (8), Aceves (9) and Saltalamacchia. W_Doubront 9-4. L_P.Hughes 9-7. HRs_New York, Teixeira (15), An.Jones (10), Er.Chavez (7). Kansas City .200 010 103—7 11 2 Detroit . . . . . .230 100 20x—8 12 0 B.Chen, Adcock (4), Collins (8) and S.Perez; Fister, D.Downs (7), Villarreal (7), Coke (7), Benoit (8), Valverde (9) and Laird. W_Fister 2-6. L_B.Chen 7-8. HRs_Kansas City, Moustakas (15). Detroit, Fielder (14), D.Young (9). Toronto . . . . .000 000 000—0 5 0 Chicago . . . .000 020 00x—2 4 0 R.Romero, Frasor (7), Oliver (8) and Arencibia; Floyd, Thornton (8) and Pierzynski. W_Floyd 7-8. L_R.Romero 8-4. Sv_Thornton (2). HRs_Chicago, Youkilis (7). NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee . .000 002 010—3 7 2 Houston . . . .103 110 00x—6 13 2 Greinke, L.Hernandez (1), Veras (4), Wolf (5), Dillard (7), M.Parra (7), Loe (8) and M.Maldonado; W.Rodriguez, Fe.Rodriguez (6), W.Wright (7), Lyon (7), Abad (8), Del Rosario (8), Myers (9) and J.Castro. W_W.Rodriguez 7-6. L_Greinke 9-3. Sv_Myers (18). HRs_Houston, S.Moore (3). Colorado . . . .000 100 000—1 6 4 Washington .010 003 00x—4 7 0 Francis, Roenicke (6), Mat.Reynolds (7), Ottavino (8) and W.Rosario; G.Gonzalez, Mattheus (7), S.Burnett (8), Clippard (9) and Flores. W_G.Gonzalez 12-3. L_Francis 2-2. Sv_Clippard (14). HRs_Washington, Desmond (16). San Francisco000 001 000—1 5 0 Pittsburgh . . .001 101 00x—3 8 1 Vogelsong, Hensley (8) and Posey; Ja.McDonald, Grilli (8), Hanrahan (9) and McKenry. W_Ja.McDonald 9-3. L_Vogelsong 7-4. Sv_Hanrahan (23). HRs_Pittsburgh, McKenry (7). Miami . . . . . . .020 000 000—2 6 1 St. Louis . . . .000 300 00x—3 8 1 Zambrano, LeBlanc (6) and Hayes; Lohse, Boggs (8), Motte (9) and T.Cruz. W_Lohse 9-2. L_Zambrano 4-7. Sv_Motte (20). HRs_Miami, Ruggiano (6). Chicago . . . .000 001 000—1 8 0 NewYork . . . .012 000 00x—3 9 0 Samardzija, Maine (8), Corpas (8) and Clevenger; Gee, Parnell (9) and Thole. W_Gee 6-7. L_Samardzija 6-8. Sv_Parnell (2). HRs_New York, Valdespin (4), I.Davis (12). Atlanta . . . . . .011 200 200—6 10 0 Philadelphia .030 000 000—3 6 1 Hanson, O'Flaherty (8), Kimbrel (9) and McCann; Blanton, Diekman (7), Horst (9) and Ruiz. W_Hanson 10-5. L_Blanton 7-8. Sv_Kimbrel (24). HRs_Atlanta, McCann (12). Midwest League Eastern Division Fort Wayne (Padres) Lansing (Blue Jays) Bowling Green (Rays) Lake County (Indians) South Bend (D’Backs) West Michigan (Tigers) Dayton (Reds) Great Lakes (Dodgers) Western Division

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W L Pct. GB Quad Cities (Cardinals) 10 5 .667 — Kane County (Royals) 10 6 .625 ½ Burlington (Athletics) 9 6 .600 1 Clinton (Mariners) 8 7 .533 2 Beloit (Twins) 7 8 .467 3 Wisconsin (Brewers) 7 9 .438 3½ Cedar Rapids (Angels) 5 10 .333 5 Peoria (Cubs) 5 10 .333 5 Saturday's Games Lansing 4, West Michigan 0 Dayton 5, Great Lakes 3 South Bend 3, Fort Wayne 2, 11 innings Kane County 5, Wisconsin 1 Peoria at Cedar Rapids, 7:35 p.m. Clinton at Quad Cities, 8 p.m. Burlington at Beloit, 8 p.m. Lake County at Bowling Green, 8:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Lansing at West Michigan, 1 p.m. Fort Wayne at South Bend, 2:05 p.m. Kane County at Wisconsin, 2:05 p.m.


SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING Noon FOX — Formula One, British Grand Prix, at Towcester, England (same-day tape) 12:30 p.m. ABC — IRL, IndyCar Series, Indy Toronto 8 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, Summit Racing Equipment Nationals, at Norwalk, Ohio (same-day tape) CYCLING 8 a.m. NBC — Tour de France, stage 8, Belfort to Porrentruy, France Noon NBCSN — Tour de France, stage 8, Belfort to Porrentruy, France (same-day tape) GOLF 8 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Open de France, final round, at Paris 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, The Greenbrier Classic, final round, at White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. NBC — USGA, U.S. Women's Open, final round, at Kohler, Wis. 7 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, First Tee Open, final round, at Pebble Beach, Calif. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. TBS — Atlanta at Philadelphia 2 p.m. WGN — Toronto at Chicago White Sox 4 p.m. FSN — Cincinnati at San Diego 8 p.m. ESPN — N.Y. Yankees at Boston MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 5 p.m. ESPN2 — Exhibition, All-Star Futures Game, at Kansas City, Mo. MOTORSPORTS 7 a.m. SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, German Grand Prix, at Hohenstein, Germany 5 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP Moto2, German Grand Prix, at Hohenstein, Germany (same-day tape) SOCCER 3 p.m. ESPN — MLS, Los Angeles at Chicago TENNIS 9 a.m. ESPN — The Championships, men's championship match, at Wimbledon, England WATER POLO 6 p.m. NBCSN — Exhibition, women's national teams, United States vs. Hungary, at Newport Beach, Calif. Burlington at Beloit, 3 p.m. Peoria at Cedar Rapids, 3:05 p.m. Great Lakes at Dayton, 4 p.m. Clinton at Quad Cities, 6 p.m. Lake County at Bowling Green, 6:05 p.m. Monday's Games Lansing at West Michigan, 12 p.m. Kane County at Wisconsin, 1:05 p.m. Peoria at Cedar Rapids, 1:05 p.m. Great Lakes at Dayton, 7 p.m. Fort Wayne at South Bend, 7:05 p.m. Clinton at Quad Cities, 8 p.m. Burlington at Beloit, 8 p.m. Lake County at Bowling Green, 8:05 p.m.

AUTO RACING NASCAR Nationwide-Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By CocaCola Results Friday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (5) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 101 laps, 135.9 rating, 0 points, $85,900. 2. (1) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 101, 104.3, 42, $71,693. 3. (17) Michael Annett, Ford, 101, 94.3, 41, $47,118. 4. (42) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 101, 95.1, 41, $37,743. 5. (8) Joey Logano, Toyota, 101, 114, 0, $25,150. 6. (13) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 101, 103.6, 39, $29,218. 7. (21) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 101, 90.3, 38, $28,103. 8. (15) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 101, 77.9, 36, $27,063. 9. (37) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, 101, 82.9, 35, $25,968. 10. (16) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 101, 81.1, 35, $26,168. 11. (33) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 101, 79, 34, $25,043. 12. (11) Johanna Long, Chevrolet, 101, 78.9, 32, $24,168. 13. (28) Danny Efland, Chevrolet, 101, 58.7, 31, $23,643. 14. (29) Jason Bowles, Toyota, 101, 72.6, 30, $23,118. 15. (22) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, 101, 65.8, 29, $23,868. 16. (27) Josh Richards, Ford, 101, 56.1, 28, $16,175. 17. (34) Robert Richardson Jr., Chevrolet, 101, 49.9, 27, $22,518. 18. (26) Eric McClure, Toyota, 101, 67.6, 26, $22,393. 19. (31) Blake Koch, Dodge, 101, 54.6, 25, $18,400. 20. (32) Bryan Silas, Ford, 100, 51.1, 0, $16,350. 21. (41) Erik Darnell, Chevrolet, 99, 43.7, 23, $22,018. 22. (25) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 97, 82.1, 23, $21,893. 23. (20) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 94, 99.6, 0, $15,475. 24. (19) Brad Sweet, Chevrolet, 93, 65.6, 20, $21,618. 25. (18) John Wes Townley, Toyota, 89, 55.3, 0, $21,768. 26. (12) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 86, 62.9, 0, $15,100. 27. (24) Casey Roderick, Toyota, 84, 65.8, 17, $21,218. 28. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, accident, 84, 84.5, 0, $14,575. 29. (2) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 83, 78.5, 16, $21,418. 30. (30) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Ford, accident, 82, 75.5, 14, $14,625. 31. (3) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, accident, 82, 102.9, 14, $20,663. 32. (9) Brian Scott, Toyota, 82, 38.7, 12, $20,528. 33. (10) Bobby Santos, Chevrolet, accident, 80, 58.9, 11, $13,950. 34. (14) James Buescher, Chevrolet, accident, 71, 76.8, 0, $20,308. 35. (6) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, accident, 66, 95.6, 0, $13,735. 36. (7) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, accident, 65, 88.2, 9, $20,168. 37. (40) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, overheating, 50, 30.9, 7, $13,665. 38. (36) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, overheating, 31, 31.5, 6, $13,611. 39. (35) T.J. Bell, Chevrolet, engine,

22, 40.9, 5, $13,495. 40. (43) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, vibration, 5, 32, 4, $13,430. 41. (39) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, transmission, 4, 27.9, 0, $13,370. 42. (38) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, overheating, 3, 28.4, 0, $13,320. 43. (23) Jeff Green, Toyota, overheating, 3, 26.8, 1, $13,253. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 132.045 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 54 minutes, 44 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.054 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 24 laps. Lead Changes: 42 among 16 drivers. Top 10 in Points: 1. E.Sadler, 591; 2. A.Dillon, 589; 3. R.Stenhouse Jr., 573; 4. S.Hornish Jr., 556; 5. J.Allgaier, 519; 6. M.Annett, 496; 7. C.Whitt, 488; 8. M.Bliss, 427; 9. D.Patrick, 383; 10. T.Malsam, 369.

BASKETBALL WNBA All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Connecticut 11 4 .733 — Indiana 9 6 .600 2 8 7 .533 3 Chicago 7 8 .467 4 Atlanta 6 9 .400 5 New York 3 11 .214 7½ Washington WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Minnesota 13 3 .813 — San Antonio 10 5 .667 2½ Los Angeles 11 6 .647 2½ Seattle 7 8 .467 5½ 4 11 .267 8½ Phoenix 2 13 .133 10½ Tulsa Friday's Games San Antonio 78, Washington 73 Connecticut 86, Tulsa 75 New York 64, Chicago 59 Saturday's Games Indiana 88, Chicago 86, OT Connecticut at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Seattle at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Atlanta at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Sunday's Games Washington at Tulsa, 4 p.m. San Antonio at New York, 4 p.m. Atlanta at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Seattle, 9 p.m.

CYCLING Tour de France Results Saturday At La Planche des Belles Filles, France Seventh Stage A 123.7-mile, medium-mountain ride in the Vosges from Tomblaine to the ski resort of La Planche des Belles Filles, with a pair of Category 3 climbs and the first Category 1 of this year's Tour at the finish 1. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky Procycling, 4 hours, 58 minutes, 35 seconds. 2. Cadel Evans, Australia, BMC Racing, 2 seconds behind. 3. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Sky Procycling, same time. 4. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, LiquigasCannondale, :07. 5. Rein Taaramae, Estonia, Cofidis, :19. 6. Haimar Zubeldia, Spain, RadioShack-Nissan, :44. 7. Pierre Rolland, France, Team Europcar, :46. 8. Janez Brajkovic, Slovenia, Astana, same time. 9. Denis Menchov, Russia, Katusha, :50. 10. Maxime Monfort, Belgium, RadioShack-Nissan, :56. 11. Nicolas Roche, Ireland, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 1:06. 12. Frank Schleck, Luxembourg, RadioShack-Nissan, 1:09. 13. Richie Porte, Australia, Sky Procycling, 1:14. 14. Michael Rogers, Australia, Sky Procycling, 1:24. 15. Thibaut Pinot, France, FDJ-Big Mat, same time.

MIAMI VALLEY SUNDAY NEWS • WWW.TROYDAILYNEWS.COM 16. Samuel Sanchez, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, 1:31. 17. Daniel Martin, Ireland, GarminSharp-Barracuda, 1:39. 18. Gorka Izaguirre, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, same time. 19. Tony Gallopin, France, RadioShack-Nissan, 1:44. 20. Fabian Cancellara, Switzerland, RadioShack-Nissan, 1:52. Also 22. Jurgen Van den Broeck, Belgium, Lotto Belisol, 1:52. 30. Christopher Horner, United States, RadioShack-Nissan, 2:19. 32. Andreas Kloeden, Germany, RadioShack-Nissan, same time. 33. Sylvain Chavanel, France, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, 2:24. 37. Robert Gesink, Netherlands, Rabobank, 2:53. 46. Tejay Van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, 3:08. 48. Levi Leipheimer, United States, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, 3:11. 88. George Hincapie, United States, BMC Racing, 8:00. 139. Christian Vande Velde, United States, Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda, 13:17. 142. David Zabriskie, United States, Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda, 13:21. 180. Tyler Farrar, United States, Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda, 20:29. Overall Standings (After seven stages) 1. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Sky Procycling, 34 hours, 21 minutes, 20 seconds. 2. Cadel Evans, Australia, BMC Racing, :10. 3. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, LiquigasCannondale, :16. 4. Rein Taaramae, Estonia, Cofidis, :32. 5. Denis Menchov, Russia, Katusha, :54. 6. Haimar Zubeldia, Spain, RadioShack-Nissan, :59. 7. Maxime Monfort, Belgium, RadioShack-Nissan, 1:09. 8. Nicolas Roche, Ireland, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 1:22. 9. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky Procycling, 1:32. 10. Michael Rogers, Australia, Sky Procycling, 1:40. 11. Fabian Cancellara, Switzerland, RadioShack-Nissan, 1:43. 12. Samuel Sanchez, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, 2:02. 13. Jurgen Van den Broeck, Belgium, Lotto Belisol, 2:11. 14. Sylvain Chavanel, France, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, 2:22. 15. Rui Costa, Portugal, Movistar, 2:25. 16. Andreas Kloeden, Germany, RadioShack-Nissan, 2:29. 17. Janez Brajkovic, Slovenia, Astana, 3:04. 18. Tejay Van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, 3:09. 19. Tony Gallopin, France, RadioShack-Nissan, 3:13. 20. Ivan Basso, Italy, LiquigasCannondale, same time. Also 24. Christopher Horner, United States, RadioShack-Nissan, 3:39. 26. Frank Schleck, Luxembourg, RadioShack-Nissan, 3:43. 27. Levi Leipheimer, United States, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, 3:47. 39. Robert Gesink, Netherlands, Rabobank, 6:57. 46. George Hincapie, United States, BMC Racing, 10:18. 130. David Zabriskie, United States, Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda, 27:29. 142. Christian Vande Velde, United Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda, States, 28:57. 178. Tyler Farrar, United States, Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda, 46:32.

TENNIS Wimbledon Results Saturday At The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Wimbledon, England Purse: $25.03 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Grass-Outdoor Singles Women Championship Serena Williams (6), United States, def. Agnieszka Radwanska (3), Poland, 1-6, 7-5, 6-2. Doubles Men Championship Jonathan Marray, Britain, and Frederik Nielsen, Denmark, def. Robert Lindstedt, Sweden, and Horia Tecau (5), Romania, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-3. Mixed Semifinals Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond (2), United States, def. Nenad Zimonjic, Serbia, and Katarina Srebotnik (3), Slovenia, 6-3, 6-4. Leander Paes, India, and Elena Vesnina (4), Russia, def. Bob Bryan and Liezel Huber (1), United States, 75, 3-6, 6-3.

GOLF The Greenbrier Classic Par Scores Saturday At The Old White TPC White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Purse: $6.1 million Yardage: 7,274; Par: 70 Third Round a-amateur Webb Simpson .............65-66-65—196 Troy Kelly.......................69-67-62—198 Ken Duke ......................66-68-65—199 J.B. Holmes...................65-68-66—199 Charlie Beljan ...............70-62-67—199 Ted Potter, Jr. ................69-67-64—200 Blake Adams ................67-70-64—201 Graham DeLaet............67-70-64—201 Charlie Wi......................67-66-68—201 Martin Flores.................64-68-69—201 Bill Haas........................68-69-65—202 Keegan Bradley ............68-68-66—202 Carl Pettersson.............71-65-66—202 Seung-Yul Noh..............68-67-67—202 Jeff Overton ..................70-65-67—202 Steve Wheatcroft ..........70-68-64—202 Scott Piercy...................66-68-68—202 Billy Mayfair...................69-65-68—202 Bob Estes......................69-65-68—202 Jerry Kelly .....................66-66-70—202 Jonathan Byrd ..............64-68-70—202 Billy Horschel................66-70-67—203 Daniel Summerhays.....68-67-68—203 Davis Love III ................69-66-68—203 Sean O'Hair ..................66-68-69—203 Johnson Wagner ..........68-69-67—204 Patrick Cantlay..............67-70-67—204 Steve Stricker................69-67-68—204 Kevin Na........................69-67-68—204

David Hearn..................69-68-67—204 a-Justin Thomas ...........67-71-66—204 Kevin Chappell..............69-66-69—204 Vijay Singh ....................63-74-68—205 Ricky Barnes ................69-67-69—205 Gavin Coles ..................68-68-69—205 John Daly......................68-67-70—205 Brian Harman ...............69-68-69—206 Pat Perez.......................71-66-69—206 Tim Petrovic ..................69-68-69—206 Edward Loar .................73-64-69—206 Richard H. Lee..............67-70-69—206 Rod Pampling ...............69-67-70—206 Dustin Johnson.............71-67-68—206 Roberto Castro.............71-64-71—206 Brendon de Jonge........74-64-68—206 Ryuji Imada...................71-68-67—206 Garth Mulroy.................65-74-67—206 Jeff Maggert..................64-68-74—206 Scott Stallings...............67-70-70—207 Kenny Perry ..................70-66-71—207 Ben Curtis.....................70-68-69—207 Will Claxton...................73-65-69—207 Scott Brown ..................67-71-69—207 John Merrick .................69-70-68—207 John Huh.......................71-68-68—207 Brendon Todd................70-69-68—207 Hunter Haas..................69-67-72—208 Troy Matteson ...............70-67-71—208 Cameron Tringale .........71-67-70—208 Chris Couch..................68-68-72—208 D.A. Points.....................69-69-70—208 Brandt Snedeker ..........71-68-69—208 Spencer Levin...............73-64-72—209 Kris Blanks....................72-66-71—209 Kyle Reifers...................68-70-71—209 Fran Quinn ....................68-67-74—209 D.J.Trahan.....................69-69-71—209 Tom Watson ..................70-68-71—209 Kevin Streelman ...........67-68-74—209 Champions Tour-Nature Valley First Tee Open Scores Saturday Monterey Peninsula, Calif. Purse: $1.7 million p-Pebble Beach Golf Links, 6,837 yards; Par 72 d-Del Monte Golf Course, 6,365 yards; Par 72 Second Round Tom Kite .........................67d-69p—136 Brad Bryant....................69p-67d—136 Bobby Clampett .............71d-68p—139 Peter Senior ...................69d-70p—139 Mark McNulty.................68d-71p—139 Kirk Triplett......................70p-70d—140 Corey Pavin....................69d-71p—140 Gary Hallberg.................69d-71p—140 Fred Funk.......................71d-69p—140 Russ Cochran................72p-69d—141 Bill Glasson ....................69d-72p—141 Bob Gilder ......................70d-71p—141 Dick Mast........................72p-69d—141 Loren Roberts................68d-73p—141 Jay Haas ........................72d-69p—141 Mark Brooks...................71p-70d—141 Tom Pernice Jr. ..............68d-74p—142 Hal Sutton ......................73p-69d—142 David Frost.....................74p-68d—142 Jeff Freeman..................76p-66d—142 Mark Calcavecchia ........69d-73p—142 Hale Irwin .......................74d-68p—142 Jeff Hart..........................71p-71d—142 John Huston...................71d-72p—143 Peter Jacobsen..............71p-72d—143 Mike Goodes..................71d-72p—143 Chien Soon Lu...............74p-70d—144 Steve Lowery .................74d-70p—144 Steve Pate......................73d-71p—144 Tom Jenkins...................73d-71p—144 Tommy Armour III ..........74p-70d—144 Michael Allen..................70d-74p—144 P.H. Horgan III ................73p-71d—144 Steve Jones ...................74p-70d—144 Robin Byrd .....................73d-72p—145 Mark Mouland................72d-73p—145 Roger Chapman............76p-69d—145 Andy Bean .....................74p-71d—145 Rod Spittle......................74p-71d—145 Jeff Sluman....................71d-74p—145 Jim Thorpe .....................70d-75p—145 Joe Daley .......................73p-73d—146 Olin Browne ...................74p-72d—146 Mark Wiebe....................75p-71d—146 Keith Fergus...................73d-73p—146 Chip Beck.......................75p-71d—146 Stan Utley.......................74d-72p—146 Craig Stadler ..................71d-75p—146 Bob Niger .......................77p-69d—146 Lonnie Nielsen...............72p-74d—146 Tom Purtzer....................72d-74p—146 Trevor Dodds..................73d-74p—147 Scott Simpson................76p-71d—147 Jim Rutledge..................74p-73d—147 Andrew Magee ..............76p-71d—147 Joel Edwards .................74p-73d—147 U.S. Women's Open Scores Saturday At Blackwolf Run Championship Course Kohler, Wis. Purse: $3.25 million Yardage: 6,954; Par 72 Third Round a-denotes amateur Na Yeon Choi ................71-72-65—208 Amy Yang ......................73-72-69—214 Lexi Thompson .............70-73-72—215 Mika Miyazato...............71-71-73—215 Sandra Gal....................71-70-74—215 Vicky Hurst....................71-70-75—216 Paula Creamer .............73-73-71—217 Nicole Castrale .............73-70-74—217 Lizette Salas .................69-73-75—217 Inbee Park.....................71-70-76—217 Cristie Kerr ....................69-71-77—217 Suzann Pettersen.........71-68-78—217 Giulia Sergas ................74-71-73—218 Michelle Wie..................74-66-78—218 Shanshan Feng............74-74-71—219 Danielle Kang ...............78-70-71—219 Azahara Munoz ............73-73-73—219 So Yeon Ryu .................74-71-74—219 Ai Miyazato ...................70-74-75—219 Jeong Jang ...................73-72-75—220 Alison Walshe ...............74-71-75—220 Jessica Korda ...............74-71-75—220 Sakura Yokomine..........75-70-75—220 Il Hee Lee......................72-71-77—220 Cindy LaCrosse............73-74-74—221 Se Ri Pak......................72-73-76—221 Beatriz Recari...............70-75-76—221 Pornanong Phatlum .....76-69-76—221 Numa Gulyanamitta .....73-76-73—222 Katie Futcher ................73-75-74—222 Jennifer Johnson ..........76-70-76—222 Jimin Kang....................72-72-78—222 Brittany Lincicome........69-80-74—223 Mina Harigae ................77-71-75—223 Melissa Reid .................79-69-75—223 Jenny Shin ....................76-71-76—223 Jennie Lee ....................70-74-79—223 Diana Luna ...................76-72-76—224 Brittany Lang.................73-74-77—224 Yani Tseng.....................74-72-78—224 Meena Lee....................71-78-76—225 Carlota Ciganda ...........76-72-77—225 Heather Bowie Young...75-73-77—225 Anna Nordqvist.............72-74-79—225 a-Lydia Ko.....................74-72-79—225 Hee Kyung Seo ............72-73-80—225 Jinyoung Pak ................73-72-80—225 Gerina Piller ..................73-71-81—225 Yeon Ju Jung ................74-72-80—226 Stacy Lewis...................77-69-80—226 Kristy McPherson.........75-71-81—227 Angela Stanford............75-71-81—227 Jennifer Song................72-74-81—227 a-Alison Lee..................75-74-79—228 Karrie Webb..................75-72-81—228


Sunday, July 8, 2012 • A11



From kid books to cookbooks

Hulme joins practice as financial adviser

Angela Shelf Medearis perseveres

PIQUA — Christine J Hulme has joined the practice of Mullenbrock and Associates, a financial advisery practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., as an associate financial advisHULME er. Her office is at 228 W. Ash St., Piqua. An associate financial adviser is a licensed adviser who works for a franchisee of Ameriprise Financial to serve clients and grow the business. In this role, Hulme helps clients identify financial needs and objectives and recommend solutions to help them plan for their goals.

Graham named to ASBDA PLEASANT HILL — Jason Graham, Newton School band director, recently was elected to membership in the American School Band Directors’ Association National Conference in Asheville, N.C. The ASBDA is a national organization composed of professionally trained, experienced directors and teachers of school bands whose purpose is to advance and improve music education of those students engaged in the study of band instruments. Directors are selected on the basis of their teaching experience, the success of their music programs and the recommendations of members of this prestigious organization. The association consists of approximately 1,000 band directors from the U.S., all of whom wish to cooperate with school administrative officials and educational organizations to provide a rewarding experience for each student of instrumental music. A major objective is to establish and maintain quality instrumental programs in schools nationwide.

Moffatt named senior partner COLUMBUS — Moffatt Insurance Agency of Troy has earned the senior partner designation from Grange Insurace, placing the agency in an elite group. This honor places special status upon independent agencies that sell Grange products based on their experience, professionalism and superior performance. Located at 229 S. Market St., Troy, the agency serves customers in Troy and the surrounding areas. Their number is 335-2838.

BY MICHELE KAYAL Associated Press Which side of Angela Shelf Medearis do you know? The feathers-and-sequinswearing cookbook author who has strutted her culinary prowess on “Dr. Oz” and the “Today” show, not to mention her own public television cooking program? Or the prolific children’s book author (as in roughly 100 of them)? Two distinct sides of the same self-proclaimed “Kitchen Diva.” Two success stories she credits mostly to divine inspiration and a serious pinch of sass. “I’m famous for my inability to cook,” she says the 55-yearold Austin writer. “Going to my house was not a treat.” It helps that she clearly doesn’t know how to take “no” for an answer. When her first “pitiful, pitiful articles” were rejected by The New Yorker and other big magazines, she kept plugging until someone a waterbed magazine! said yes. When her first children’s book, “Picking Peas for a Penny,” got 32 rejections, she stormed the offices of a local Austin publisher and blocked the door until they let her read her story out loud. It went on to sell more than 185,000 copies, she says. And when New York publishers rejected her first attempt at a cookbook, she decided what they really meant was… send them food. “I could always make a good peach cobbler, even when I was first married,” says Medearis, who married her husband, Michael, when she was 18. So she


NEW YORK (AP) — It was an eerie feeling to speed through airport security without taking off my shoes, removing my laptop and liquids from my bag or stripping away my belt and suit jacket. Eerie but amazing. In lines next to me, people danced around in socks, emptied their pockets and fed plastic trays through X-ray machines. But for the first time in more than a decade, I effortlessly passed through security. There wasn’t even a line. See, the government now considers me a “trusted traveler.” At many of the nation’s largest airports I can race through security. As much as my mom might tell me I’m special, I’m really not. You too can get such fast-track status if you fly enough or are willing to spend $100. The Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program is open to some elite frequent fliers as well as travelers enrolled in one of the Customs and Border Protection’s expedited


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packed a cobbler with her manuscript and sent it off. “The African-American Kitchen” was published in 1994 and went on to spawn six more books, including her latest, “The Kitchen Diva’s

Diabetic Cookbook” (2012, Andrews McMeel). “You can’t help but be engaged by her if you’ve spent any time with her,” says Chris Funkhouser, a vice president at Boston-based

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This Sept. 26, 2010, photo released by Andrews McMeel Publishing shows cookbook author Angela Shelf Medearis preparing food in her kitchen at home in Austin, Texas.

American Public Television, which is looking to distribute her next program. “I’ve seen her live in person and seen her program. She’s a fun, engaging person who’s relaxed and really draws people in.” Part of the appeal is the way Medearis weaves into her lessons her own triumph over her inability to cook. “I always tell people I could not cook,” she says. “I never hear other chefs say, ‘Oh, I couldn’t cook.’ You get this impression that they came out the womb with a whisk. That doesn’t give people any hope.” But the idea of making a change, of triumph over fear, is not just part of her message, Medearis says. It’s what led her from children’s books to cooking in the first place. “I had everything, but I was very dissatisfied,” she says. After a particularly moving sermon at church one Sunday, she prayed for guidance. “I realized that this is the direction my life is supposed to take. Children’s books, that’s a pretty limited audience. If I was going to tell people that I realized my life had changed, I had to tell them through food.” Medearis is on to her next round of rejecting the rejecters, working to raise the funds to launch her next public television program, a series about healthy cooking on a budget. It’s an uphill slog, but she hardly cares. “I have a gift to be able to convey information to people, to give them the confidence to change their lives,” she says. “Going against the grain, people telling me it’s not going to work, they’ve been telling me that since the day I was born. I’m not even worried about it.”

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entry programs: Global Entry, Nexus and Sentri. These travelers are considered less of a terrorist risk and therefore don’t have to go through as stringent of a screening process. Speeding them through the checkpoint allows the TSA to dedicate more staff to other passengers, ideally reducing lines for them too. (This is also why the TSA is now letting children 12 and under and adults 75 and over keep their shoes on.) Just because you are part of PreCheck, it doesn’t mean you get to use it every time. Code embedding in your boarding pass randomly allows you to use the PreCheck lane or requires you to undergo the normal screening. Either way, you get to jump to the front of the line. The government refuses to say how often the computer randomly accepts or rejects people from the special lane, but Chris McLaughlin, who oversees screening operations at all the nation’s airports for the TSA told

me “you are afforded this service more often than not.” You still have to walk through a metal detector and bags go through the normal X-ray scan, but liquids and laptops can remain in your suitcase. Belts, shoes and jackets remain on. “Forget everything we’ve taught you for the last 10 years,” one TSA screener in Chicago told me last week. The TSA can also ask you to go through additional screening; on one of my recent trips out of New York, I was randomly selected to have my hands swabbed to test for explosives. The program is now at 16 airports. That number is expected to grow to 35 by the end of the year and will include all of the country’s largest airports. Right now, it is only available to passengers flying on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways. And at each airport, not every airline passenger can participate. It’s all about which checkpoints,


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in which terminals, the TSA has the special lanes. For instance, United passengers flying out of Las Vegas can’t yet use the program but those on American and Delta can. For a list of participating airlines and airports, visit screening.shtm . PreCheck is only good when traveling domestically. To enroll, frequent fliers should opt-in on the airlines’ websites. Eligible travelers will see a box to click on within their online profile, near where their birthdate is stored. The TSA won’t say which elite fliers qualify. But a query of travelers on the frequent flier discussion site MilePoint revealed that some who fly as little as 50,000 miles a year have been able to enroll. Once enrolled, you don’t have to re-qualify each year. However the TSA uses undisclosed means to assess your risk before each flight and might not allow you to use the lane.

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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Sunday, July 8, the 190th day of 2012. There are 176 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On July 8, 1962, the United States conducted Starfish Prime, a nuclear test in which a 1.44 megaton warhead was detonated 250 miles above the Pacific Ocean. The resulting electromagnetic pulse caused limited electrical disruptions in parts of Hawaii. On this date: In 1776, Col. John Nixon

gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, in Philadelphia. In 1889, The Wall Street Journal was first published. In 1907, Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first “Follies” on the roof of the New York Theater. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson received a tumultuous welcome in New York City after his return from the Versailles Peace Conference in France. In 1947, demolition work began in New York City to make

way for the new permanent headquarters of the United Nations. In 1994, Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s communist leader since 1948, died at age 82. One year ago: Ohio State vacated its wins from the 2010 football season, including its share of the Big Ten championship and a victory over Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl, as it responded to the NCAA’s investigation of a memorabiliafor-cash scandal.

Coup derailed 20 years of democracy in Mali SEGOU, Mali (AP) — On the morning three months ago when the fate of Mali was irrevocably changed, Mamadou Sanogo awoke in the house here where he and his wife had raised six children, including a 39year-old son, now a captain in the nation’s army. It was still dark outside.

The elderly man got up and turned on the TV, setting the volume to low so as to not disturb his sleeping wife, according to relatives and friends. What he saw next made him shake her awake. Instead of the normal newscast, they saw a group of soldiers huddled in front

of the TV camera. It took them a moment to recognize their son, Capt. Amadou Haya Sanogo, who was announcing that the military had overthrown the government of Mali. If the coup was a shock to his parents, it seems also to have come as a surprise to Sanogo himself, who by all

accounts had no plans for it. Perhaps most of all, it was like a bucket of ice water over the heads of Mali’s 15.4 million people, who saw two decades of democracy collapse in just a few hours into what is rapidly becoming an ungovernable hole and a haven for al-Qaidalinked terrorists.

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The ease of the takeover, just six weeks before a presidential election, shows how quickly the course of a nation in this part of the world can change. And it underscores how fragile democracies remain in Africa, and how the fate of an entire country can still be bent by the ambitions of

a single man. “This is considered a thing of the past in Africa. If you look at the video, it looks like a caricature of a 1970s coup,” said Jennifer Cooke, director of the Africa program at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Libyans hold first vote in decades TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Jubilant Libyans chose a new parliament Saturday in their first nationwide vote in decades, but violence and protests in the restive east underscored the challenges ahead as the oil-rich North African nation struggles to restore stability after last year’s ouster of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Women ululated, while men distributed sweets and the elderly with canes or wheelchairs struggled to get to polling centers in a show of joy over the most visible step toward democracy since the eccentric ruler was killed by rebel forces in late October after months of bitter civil war. “Look at the lines. Everyone came of his and her own free will. I knew this day would come and Gadhafi would not be there forever,” said Riyadh alAlagy, a 50-year-old civil servant in Tripoli. “He left us a nation with a distorted mind, a police state with no institutions. We want to start from zero.” But attacks on polling centers in the east where anger over perceived domination by rivals in the west is fueling a drive for autonomy laid bare the rifts threatening to tear the nation apart. Still the election for a 200-seat parliament, which will be tasked with forming

a new government, was the latest milestone in a revolution stemming from the Arab Spring revolts that led to the successful ouster of authoritarian leaders in Tunisia, Egypt and later Yemen. Nearly 2.9 million Libyans, or 80 percent of Libyans eligible to vote, have registered for the election and more than 3,000 candidates have plastered the country with posters and billboards. Electoral officials said turnout was 60 percent and counting of the ballots had begun. “We are celebrating today and we want the whole world to celebrate with us,” Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib said after he cast his ballot in Tripoli. As they did in Egypt and Tunisia, Islamists also hope to rise to power in Libya where they were long repressed under Gadhafi’s secular rule. That would leave conservative religious parties with influence over a large and uninterrupted chunk of territory that stretches from Israel’s southern border in Egypt to Tunisia. One of the main contenders in the race was the Muslim Brotherhood’s Justice and Construction party, which has led one of the best organized and most visible campaigns.


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Natalie Knoth and Tom Kendall with his grandson float down the river and discuss Knoth’s first kayaking adventure. STAFF PHOTO/KATIE YANTIS

Playin’ with paddles Area businesses and park systems encourage residents to take advantage of outdoor fun BY KATIE YANTIS Staff Writer Those looking for a relaxing and fun adventure this summer need only to pick up and oar. For those looking for fun in the sun and some water, there is a plethora of options open to outdoor adventurers on the Great Miami River and other rivers by way of a short drive. Local resident and Ohio’s Great Cooridor (OGC) board member, Tom Kendall said the OGC and the Miami County Park District is working hard to educate the public on the accessibility and advantages of hitting the river, whether it’s in a kayak, tube or canoe with friends or family. “I think if people get out and try it, they will like it,” Kendall said. “It is something you can do at your own pace, at your own level of activity. If you want you can float, if you want to paddle hard, paddle hard.” He said the benefits of getting out and being active on the river or the banks of the river with the bike path are endless. “There are so many rewards, from enjoying the quiet time seeing nature, seeing birds, to relaxing with friends and family,” Kendall said. “It can be enjoyable to everyone.” As far as the river goes, Kendall said the Ohio’s Great Corridor is working on a MIAMI COUNTY number of projects to make the trip down the river more enjoyable for everyone. “We are going to be doing bridge marking this summer,” Kendall said. “Every bridge in Miami County with the exception of the two new bridges and the covered bridge, there will be a street or road name and there will be a mileage marker that will explain the distance to the Ohio River from that point. Markers will give people a better idea of where they are and how far they have until the Ohio River or to their next destination.” In addition to the mileage markers, the OGC is working on a project that will help attract even more residents to the water. “From a local standpoint here in Troy we are looking at trying to get a river stewards program started,” Kendall said. “We will be trying to work with the high school and all aged students. It will be sort of a copy of what they are doing down at the University of Dayton in the river stewards program there.” He said the goal of the program is to get the students out on the water to learn more about the environment and to take river surveys for wildlife and quality measurements. As first-time outdoor adventurers hit the water, there may be some hesitation to dive completely in from here say on the quality of the river; however Kendall said there is no need to worry and to fully enjoy the river, the way that it was meant to be. “I’ll be honest, even myself when I started paddling, I was self conscious if I would get spray on my face,” Kendall said. “But after working with the river stewards from the University of Dayton, it is different. They started up at Indian Lake and came back down to Dayton to check the purity along the way. All of their reports came back good and they would actually take cups and drink water from the river and not think anything about it. Just because the water may be a little bit murky doesn’t mean that it is bad.” Kendall said he hopes local residents will begin educating themselves about the river and the options that it displays for summer fun for family and friends. “I would just tell them not to worry about it,” he said. “We are breathing in things, touching things and putting our hands in our mouth without washing them — that is probably more contaminated than the river water.” Those looking to take the dive into some outdoor fun have many options when deciding where to put into the river. There is a location at Twin Arch Park on County Road 25-A, Treasure Island and a number of places you can rent kayaks and canoes to test the waters. Locally, residents can visit Barefoot Canoe in either the Tipp City location, 210 Parkwood Drive., Tipp City, or West Milton, 235 E. Tipp Pike, and Great Miami Adventures, 1995 Ross Road, Tipp City. Each location has canoes and kayaks available for renting.


Tom Kendall’s grandson Tyler Quinn smiles as he heads down the river in late June. While kayaking and canoeing can be a great getaway for the day, safety tips also are important to keep in mind. Barefoot Canoe owner Brian Budding said the season has started off well for them and anticipates it will continue. “So far, the season has started out great,” Budding said. “We had really nice water levels on Memorial Day; however, with the lack of rain we have run out of water and we had to shut down for about a week. We want to make sure your first trip out is a good trip and you come back and tell all of your friends about how great it was. We don’t want you heading out there and dragging your canoe halfway down the river. It is pretty important to us that you have a good time while you are out there.” He said despite having to close for a couple of weeks, they are back open with good water levels from the recent rain. “The last couple of storms have helped us out, but the levels are up and have made for a comfortable ride. I have watched the water closer than any farmer recently because I love this business,” Budding said with a laugh. “I can tell you that the weather men are probably wrong 60 percent of the time.” Budding said it’s always a good idea to call in advance of your trip to make sure each location is open for appropriate water levels. A good tip Budding offered for those ready to try their turn with the oars is to have a good dry bag. “What we do is we save our peanut butter jars and other plastic containers throughout the winter as a cheap way to do a dry bag,” Budding said. “It’s good to put lighters, phones, keys anything you will be taking with you in to keep them dry.” Budding said there are a couple of other things to keep in mind while stepping into the boats. “It’s always a good idea to wear shoes. I know the name is Barefoot, but it was actually named after the guy that started the business,” Budding said. “Sunscreen is also another thing. We always get that one person that doesn’t wear sunscreen and comes back beet red.” One last important thing to keep in mind for beginners and experienced kayakers and canoers is to pick something that suits your comfort level for the trip. “Generally don’t sign up for a trip that will be too much,” Budding said. “There is always that old saying that your eyes are bigger than your stomach. A lot of times we will have people who are excited about the trip sign up for the long 10-miler, but that is a long trip. Sometimes we have people who get halfway and have to call it a day. It’s a good idea if you are first-timer to take the short trip, make sure you like it and have a good first experience.” Other than that, Budding said the business will soon be coming out with a video that will have tips and tricks of the trade for those interested. “We are getting ready to put together a video that will teach you how to unswamp your canoe. It will point out dangerous spots to look for, things like that,” Budding said. A bit further, neighboring Miami County in Champaign County, is Birch Bark Canoe Livery where canoes and kayaks are available for renting down the Mad River. The river is cool and clear enough to see to the bottom. While it is not deep, only reaching 5-feet in some pools, the trip offers a cool relaxing trip from the summer’s sun. The livery is located at 1455 River Road Urbana. For more information, contact the livery at


Participants of the Great Miami Adventures paddle their way down the river June 21, near Tipp City.


Troy Mayor Mike Beamish and his wife Ginny canoe on the Great Miami River during a Great Miami Adventure in June.

I think if people get out and try it they will like it. It is something you can do at your own pace, at your own level of activity. There are so many rewards, from enjoying the quiet time seeing nature, seeing birds, to relaxing with friends and family. It can be enjoyable to everyone. — Tom Kendall



Sunday, July 8, 2012



Nature’s gold is yours for the taking July is here. We’ve already celebrated Independence Day with flags and fireworks, parades and backyard cookouts. Now comes the time to settle back and enjoy the pleasures of summer gold. Nope, I’m not talking about any possible gold medals our U.S. teams hope to win during the upcoming Olympic games in London. Or any far-flung gold deposits being scrabbled at by the latest gang of hopeful misfits filming some reality TV show. I’m referring instead to the gold of woods and fields, waters and sky. Abundant gold, in various forms, available to one and all. Gold you can hold in your hands and eyes and heart. Nature’s gold; seasonal gold as close as your own back yard or just down the road. Yet it costs nothing beyond a moment of time, a fleeting glance, or brief walk. Still mystified? How ‘bout I put it this way… Summer’s gold begins with the light of the days themselves. Golden dawns, magical and ethereal, that brilliantly gild everything they illuminate — from shadows to fenceposts, the tops of the cottonwoods along the creek as well as the water in the creek below and the jeweled droplets of dew on the daisies along the bank. Sometimes when conditions are right, there’s a veil of mist on a summer’s morn, a gauzy warp which turns a breathtaking glowing gold, making even the most mundane scene resemble one of those enchanting washed-pastel illustrations from an antique children’s book. Summer’s gold can be the rich yellow of sunflowers and compass plant thrusting high above a prairie patch, or the lowerdown golden-yellows of wingstem, coreopsis, Jerusalem artichoke, or any one of several coneflowers. In fact, I simply can’t imagine a summer prairie without visualizing it sporting great swathes of gold woven throughout. Of course those golden blooms could also be rosinweed, ox-eye, black-eyed Susan or, if it’s on the pale side, mullein — and not just at prairie sites, but along any old field or shaggy meadow, or beside a country lane. And we mustn’t forget that most common backyard gold of all, the dandy dandelion. Too, any one of those golden flowers will regularly host their fair share of golden visitors —

Jim McGuire Troy Daily News Columnist tigating my garden flowers every single day. They pluck seeds from the feeder from dawn until dusk. Sometimes they perch on the window ledge and peer in at me watching them. And no matter how often as I see one up close, I’m regularly astounded by their rich color — a yellow-gold so vivid it glows. Considerably less common than goldfinches, but no less summer-gold dazzling, are prothonotary warblers. I’ve been mesmerized since first laying eyes on one during a bluegill outing with my father many decades ago. We were fishing Spring Valley Lake, newly A goldfinch rests on a branch. acquired by the state and only recently opened to the public. Enormous ‘gills roamed the place back then — and a few cavity-nesting prothonotary warblers were using several the dead trees still standing at the upper end of the flooding. Birds usually held only minor interest. But when I saw that fabulous prothonotary, I could barely concentrate on watching for my nickel-sized bobber to go zipping into the lily-edged depths. And I’ve never lost my A syrphid fly rests on black-eyed Susans. enthusiasm—though I’m lucky to see more that one or two of these sensational gold warblers per year. Just as a summer gold day might begin with a golden dawn, it can also end with a golden sunset. Or perhaps — should atmospheric conditions prove just right — continue briefly into moonrise, with a shimmering gold disc rolling up from the east and looking like the Liberty Head Golden Eagle coin my grandfather carried in his pocket. Just like that coin, summer gold is also of double-value. A tiger swallowtail on a coneflower. A mullein adds to summer’s gold. There’s the face value of its Summer’s gold flies on feath- pleasure where and when you some as beautiful as the blooms and body patterns. There are additionally golden ered wings, too, starting with the discover it, and the appreciated themselves. Butterflies such as most appropriately named clouded sulphurs, tiger swallow- bees and wasps, flies — in value of the memories when tails, giant swallowtails, or any truth, all manner of interesting goldfinch. recalled down the road. And I Goldfinches are easily one of bugs. Some in snazzy metallic of several skippers. And there think that makes it priceless. the prettiest backyard birds gold! A glorious golden insect are many others which have My advice? Invest in summer around. I have goldfinches inves- gold! treasure. lovely gold daubs in their wing

One L of a name: L.L. Bean’s initials get scrutiny FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — He’s arguably Maine’s best-known native son, right up there with Civil War general Joshua Chamberlain, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and horror writer Stephen King. To his customers, he was simply known as “L.L.” But as outdoors outfitter L.L. Bean celebrates its 100th anniversary, it’s still not 100 percent clear what the famous founder’s initials stood for. Was it Leon Leonwood Bean, as the company claimed for decades, or was it Leon Linwood Bean, as his grandson suggests? The answer appears to be both. Leon Gorman, L.L.’s grandson, said he was told that his grandfather was born Leon Linwood Bean and that it somehow morphed into Leon Leonwood Bean. “There was some incident that happened years


In this 1941 file photo provided by the L.L. Bean Archive, Leon Leonwood Bean spends time with grandsons, from left, Leon Gorman, Jim Gorman, and Tom Gorman, at Bean’s office in Freeport, Maine. As outdoors outfitter L.L. Bean celebrates its 100th anniversary, it’s still not 100 percent clear what the famous founder’s initials stood for. ago. I can’t remember what it was. They misspelled Leon’s name from Linwood to Leonwood,” Gorman, the company’s chairman, said.

“L.L. was so taken by the new version of his middle name that he adopted it.” His grave marker sheds no light on his middle-name

preference; it says simply, “Leon L. Bean.” There’s no birth certificate, either. In his autobiography, L.L. Bean talked about hav-

ing a birth certificate, but no one knows where it is. Kim Sparks, town manager in Greenwood, where Bean was born, said a birth certificate can’t be located. And the state archives don’t have a copy, either. “The town has lost it somewhere, along with quite a few other records,” said Blaine Mills, president of the historical society in Greenwood. “I’ve never seen it.” In 1872, when Bean was born, only about half of Maine’s births were recorded, and the records were often kept in homes of the town clerks, and transferred from home to home, said Art Dostie, of the Maine State Archives. It wasn’t until 20 years after Bean’s birth that the state began keeping birth records in Augusta, Dostie said. There is some documentation, however. There’s a birth announcement written by

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L.L.’s wife in 1900 for another son that lists the proud papa as Leon Linwood Bean, but he’s listed as Leon Leonwood on his draft registration in 1918. Leon Leonwood was apparently a name of his own invention. “He liked the ring of it. Everyone called him L.L., anyway,” Gorman said. This much is known: Bean was born in the western Maine town of Greenwood, where he lived for a time before the family moved to a farm in Bethel, Mills said. His parents died when he was young. Like many Mainers, Bean took an interest in hunting and fishing, and he parlayed his enthusiasm for the outdoors into a business with projected sales of $1.5 billion this year. Bean’s business is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a giant Fourth of July celebration this week with fireworks, music and a parade, for which Gorman is the grand marshal. The company got its start in 1912 when L.L. Bean obtained the state’s list of out-of-staters with hunting licenses, and sent mailings touting his rubbersoled hunting boot. Ninety of the first 100 pairs sold were returned by customers after the leather separated from the rubber. But Bean managed to win goodwill by returning customers’ money. Then he borrowed more money, made improvements and sold more. He opened his store five years later in Freeport.



Sunday, July 8, 2012


Hospice industry diversifies as boomers age CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Forget that image of a hospice worker sitting next to a hospital bed in a dimly lit room. Today, hospice care is delivered everywhere from the golf course to the casino. As they brace for the eventual needs of the aging baby boom generation, hospice providers are working to diversify their services and dispel misconceptions about what they do. Chief among those myths is the notion that hospice consists of friendly visitors who sit in a darkened room and hold Grandma’s hand while she dies, says Robin Stawasz, family services director at Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care in upstate New York. “It’s just not what we do. We come in and help people go golfing or go snowbird down to Florida, or go out to dinner several nights a week. We help them get to the casinos on weekends,” she said. “This is not getting ready to die. This is living living now, living tomorrow, making the best possible life with what you have.” According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, an estimated 1.58 million patients received hospice care from more than 5,000 programs nationwide in 2010, more than double the number of patients served a decade earlier. More than 40 percent of all deaths in the United States that year were under the care of hospice, which provides medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support to patients with terminal illnesses. Both figures have grown steadily and are expected to rise as baby boomers the 78 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 get older. “It’s a complicated time and an exciting time, but it’s also, in many ways, going to be a very daunting time for hospices to try to find ways to take care of all these people,” said Donald Schumacher, president and CEO of the national hospice group. For the vast majority of patients, hospice means periodic visits at home from a team of hospice workers. A much smaller percentage receives continuous nursing care at home or inpatient care at a hospice house. Hospice is covered under Medicare, Medicaid, and most private health insurance plans. According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, 84 percent of patients receiving hospice care in 2010 were covered by Medicare. The vast majority of those patients received routine home care visits from hospice workers as opposed to around-the-clock nursing care or inpatient care and at that level of care, the Medicare reimbursement was about $126 per day, according to the organization. Medicare covers hospice care


Liz Murphy sits in her room at the Hospice House in Concord, N.H. As they brace themselves for the eventual needs of the aging baby boom generation, hospice providers are working to both diversify their services and dispel misconceptions about what they do. According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, an estimated 1.58 million patients received hospice care from more than 5,000 programs nationwide in 2010, more than double the number of patients served a decade earlier. if a doctor determines someone has less than six months to live and if the patient forgoes any further life-prolonging treatment, though under the new federal health care overhaul law, it will experiment with covering both curative and supportive care at a number of test sites nationwide. In the meantime, hospice programs are growing in number and scope. Recognizing that people are living longer and with complex illnesses, they’ve been branching out into other “prehospice” areas for patients who are not terminally ill. For example, some centers have become certified as so-called PACE providers, an acronym that stands for “program of all-inclusive care for the elderly.” “Hospices are trying to throw a broader net out to provide services to people before they become eligible for hospice,” Schumacher said. Another trend is focusing on patients with specific diagnoses. While hospices for decades overwhelmingly cared for people with cancer, by 2010, cancer diagnoses had dropped to 36 percent of patients served, prompting some centers to develop programs geared toward heart disease, dementia and other diagnoses. “We are realizing that while our roots were really in oncology, that model is not the best response for all patients,” Stawasz said. “We needed to really look again at how we were doing things. It is not a one-sizefits-all kind of treatment plan,” she said.

After working with providers and patients to figure out where traditional hospice had been missing the mark, Stawasz’s agency launched its specialized program for patients who have suffered heart failure in 2009. While there’s usually a clear line between medical treatment and comfort care for cancer patients, things get blurry with other conditions, she said. So the agency started focusing on the reason behind each service, rather than the service itself. “If the real focus is to help someone stay comfortable, then that’s hospice, even if it’s traditionally something a little bit more aggressive, such as IV antibiotics or IV diuretics or that sort of thing, or hospitalizations,” she said. “So if the goal is for comfort and the treatment has a reasonable expectation to provide meaningful comfort, then that’s hospice.” Though he praises such programs, one expert in end-of-life issues says the hospice industry and American society as a whole are far from ready for the aging baby boom generation. Unless caring for people at the end of life becomes a larger part of the national agenda, the rising tide of elders is bound to result in a flood of unmet needs, said Dr. Ira Byock, director of palliative medicine at New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He points out that while the number of people using hospice has grown, the average length of stay actually dipped slightly in 2010 compared with the previ-

ous year, raising concerns that providers aren’t reaching patients and their family caregivers in a timely manner. “We often quip that in hospice care these days, we’re doing brink-of-death care rather than end-of-life care,” Byock said. When it comes to illness, dying, and death, the American mindset is “I don’t want to think about it.” But Byock hopes baby boomers will “take back” the end of life in the same way they took charge of the beginning by pushing for the natural childbirth movement and efforts to bring fathers into the delivery room. “It was driven by the boomers as citizens and consumers; it was an advocacy movement. A very similar thing needs to happen now,” he said. Hospice workers say they are more ready than other health care providers to deal with baby boomers and whatever changes health care reform brings because they’ve been working with limited budgets for years. “We’ve been meeting that triple threat of providing better care with higher patient satisfaction for less money,” Stawasz said. “I think hospice is perhaps standing as a model for others as we are dealing with the challenges of the increased needs that baby boomers represent.” Laurie Farmer of the Concord Visiting Nurse Regional Association agrees. And she adds that hospice is all about providing individualized care, something that baby boomers likely will demand. “The baby boom generation

comes as very educated consumers, and so we are feeling that we have been meeting that challenge,” she said. At age 70, Liz Murphy, of Deerfield, N.H., is a few years older than the oldest baby boomers. But like many of the baby boomers served by the Concord hospice program, she did her homework before deciding several weeks ago to move into the program’s hospice house. Murphy, a longtime Statehouse lobbyist, was found several years ago to have an extremely rare cancer of the connective tissue that settled mainly in her bones but also has spread to her brain, liver and other organs. She started considering hospice after a spate of surgeries just weeks apart resulted in no improvements. Murphy said she knew where the hospice house was, but beyond that, knew little about it before she started looking into it. But once she did, she made her decision quickly. “I talked it through with my husband and my children and anybody else who I thought would have an interest in it, and I feel as though I got information from as many people as I needed. I came and looked at it, and I’m very happy with it,” she said. “It’'s been great. I love the place. I've been very fortunate that the people who are here are people who are happy to work with me, and are interested in working together with my family, my husband and me to give us the program we’re interested in.”

Bright and bold are Hollywood beauty buzzwords


Leighton Meester at the MTV Movie Awards June 3 in Los Angeles. This summer’s beauty trend is bold and bright, yet simple and playful. From the runways in New York to the red carpets in Hollywood, ladies are sporting bright shades of lipsticks, and messy updos as buns or flirty braids. “Gossip Girl” Meester wore an orange-red lip color to the MTV Movie Awards that complemented her reddish brown hair. her reddish- brown hair. “I think I like to do a strong lip and a little bit of an eye but not too much. Clean skin,” says Meester. “I like to … not have to worry about wiping creases and worrying about things running.” Kim Kardashian puts her color elsewhere, often blending different shades for a smoky-eye effect accompanied by a nude lip shade. If this is your preference, Rezaiyan says the perfect smoky look for this

summer is based in blue. “The best way to do it honestly is to get yourself some cream shadow, work that on the lid, just smoke it out, take a powder shadow that has a blue tint to it with a different brush and just kind of go over it again in the same area. That will kind of give it that blue tint,” he says. Jet-setter Paris Hilton usually vacations during the summer months and prefers to keep her look natural.

“In the summer I am always in Saint-Tropez and Ibiza so I don’t really wear any makeup, I just wear lip gloss, a little mascara,” says Hilton. “I like to wear my hair in braids because you can just easily take it out, it has that pretty wave to it.” Renowned hair stylist Jose Eber is taking cues from New York Fashion Week, which had many runways with an undone vibe. Eber says this summer is all about texture, messy dos and pastel color rinses. “There is a freedom of hair, let’s put it this way,” says Eber. “Women are allowed to wear their hair quite on the messy side. You have seen it on celebrities, you have seen it on

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models, you see it obviously all over the magazines, you see messy buns, you see messy braids. It almost looks as if everybody does their own hair which is not the case all the time.” Where else to make a statement? Nails. TV personality and fashion designer Whitney Port sported short dark, rounded nails with her thumb colored half-silver and halfgold. “Yeah, I think nails are just a fun way to accessorize an outfit, like they are the new accessory. It’s

fun to funk it up a little bit.” Bellacures nail salon founder Samira Asemanfar says neon nails can give your spirits a lift. “I’ve always been a big fan of bright colors because I think that when you look down at your nails during the day, having a fun color that pops really brightens up your mood especially if you are working nine to five you are usually just kind of typing and you are like, ‘Yay, pink, pink!’” says Asemanfar.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — This summer’s beauty trend is bold and bright, yet simple and playful. From the runways in New York to the red carpets in Hollywood, ladies are sporting bright shades of lipstick and messy updos as buns or flirty braids. Celebrity makeup artist Matt Rezaiyan insists the new lip color trend works on all ages: If it’s bright pink, orange or red on younger women, just use a lighter version in the same bold color family on more mature ladies. “This summer’s makeup trend is all about color which makes doing makeup even more fun, so, do not be afraid of going bold with the eyes and if you are more of a lip kind of girl, no problem, just tone down the eyes and maximize on the lips. Try colors you have never done before like a bright pink, a coral, a tangerine orange, anything that you thought you never could get away with, you totally can this summer,” says Rezaiyan. “We have seen celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson and Rooney Mara even wearing these pops of color, so definitely don’t go shy on that.” “Gossip Girl” Leighton Meester wore an orange-red lip color to the MTV Movie Awards that complemented


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A sale with global impact Santa Fe hosts world’s largest folk art market SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The stories are as diverse as the artists themselves: Afghan women who have lifted themselves out of poverty through a cooperative that sells their traditional embroidery; a former cook for the Sudan People’s Liberation Army who now sells beaded corsets to help support her family and send her many grandchildren to school; and sisters from Kyrgyzstan who make handstitched felt and silk scarves using a family tradition that dates back some 300 years. The women and their tales are just a sampling of the real lives behind the work that will be featured in New Mexico next month at the popular Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, which sends 90 percent of its $2 million-plus annual proceeds back to the artists and programs that can dramatically alter their lives and their communities. The market is the largest of its kind and runs July 13-15, turning Santa Fe’s Milner Plaza into a global destination where buyers can mingle with artisans, some of whom have left remote villages for the very first time. The show is among this artistic mountain enclave’s many popular summer events, drawing 20,741 people last year. The biggest difference between this and Santa Fe’s other shows, like its Spanish and Indian markets, is the impact it has in farflung corners of the globe. Besides making life-saving or life-changing contributions like helping communities build schools, houses and wells for clean drinking water, the effort is also helping to preserve traditional art forms while teaching the artists how to create cooperatives and businesses for selling their wares yearround. Now in its ninth year, the market was founded by Charlene Cerny and Judith Espinar, two longtime fixtures in the Santa Fe art scene and lovers of folk art. Espinar says the idea blossomed quickly after she called UNESCO for help locating artists. “(They) said come to Paris, look through the files. We’ll give you 10 Gold Medal winners,” Espinar said. Local businesses quickly lined up to help support the show and sponsor the artists. And the rest is, well, history. Cerny originally agreed to join Espinar in the project only if it had no more than 25 artists. The first show had 18. This year, more than 150 artists from 49 countries will be in attendance selling everything from traditional scarves and attire to jewelry, rugs and baskets. Fifty-four participants will be representing cooperatives with more than 20,000 artisans. Since its inception, the market has earned more than $12 million. Prices at the market range from $5 to tens of thousands. Espinar and Cerny travel the world looking for new artists. A jury vets the applicants and some first-timers are offered financial assistance. The artists also are offered training to help them market and sell their wares, enabling many to return in later years on their own. Among this year’s first-timers will be Mary Padar Kuojok, who spent many years traveling with and cooking for the Sudan People’s Liberation Army. When the Republic of South Sudan was created in 2010, she moved to Juba, where she joined the Roots Project, which helps tribal woman from around the country revive long-ignored art traditions. Kuojok, now a grandmother, hadn’t made the beaded corsets that were unique to her Dinka tribe since she was a child, said Roots Project founder Anyieth D’Wol, a former human rights worker. “I asked her if she knew how to make something traditional … and it was beautiful,” D’Wol said. About 15 such corsets will be available at the market, but D’Wol said pricing had not yet been set. Kuojok’s trip to Santa Fe will be only her second time to leave


This 2008 photo provided by the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market shows Vietnamese Lion Dancers entertaining the crowd at the market in Santa Fe, N.M. The lion dancers will be back this year for the July 13-15 market.


This undated image provided by the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market shows shawls made by Afghan women who sell their intricate, traditional embroidery through the Kandahar Treasure cooperative as a way to fight poverty. The shawls will be among the wares from around the world for sale at this year’s art market.


This undated image provided by the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market shows Mary Padar Kuojok working on a beaded garment as part of her work for The Roots Project: Juba, South Sudan. She will be among more than 150 artists and artisans from around the world taking part in the art market July 13-15 in Santa Fe, N.M. also helping to revive traditions that have gotten lost in two decades of war. • SANTA FE INTERNATIONAL “When I first started working FOLK ART MARKET: with the women, it was ‘What do July you know how to make?’ I had no 13-15, on Museum Hill in Santa idea what they were. They are not Fe, N.M. Friday night party, 6:30 documented and many of the p.m.-9 p.m., $125. Saturday early items are rarely even worn by the bird market, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., tribes anymore.” $50, includes full-day admission. A similar project in Saturday general admission, 9 Afghanistan, Kandahar a.m. on, $15 in advance, $20 at Treasures, is giving financial freethe gate. Sunday general admisdom to women who do the tradision, 9 a.m., $5 in advance, $10 tional geometric embroidery at the gate. unique to the area. Started by Rangina Hamidi, an Afghan whose family fled war to the South Sudan; her first trip was to United States when she was a Nairobi to get a visa. child, the project now has more She also will bring beaded than 400 women selling products. work from artisans from other Some of the women earn up to tribes represented by the Roots $100 a month, which is almost Project. double the average government D’Wol said the Roots Project salary. Homes with mothers and not only helps women learn to daughters participating have dratake care of themselves and matically improved their family’s establish a business sense, but is economic standing.



This 2011 photo provided by the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market shows handwoven baskets from the Wounaan National Congress in Panama. The basketmakers are scheduled to bring their wares back to this year’s market in Santa Fe, N.M. “One of the women has 13 daughters,” Hamidi said. “In a country where manhood is so great, any woman who gives birth to that many daughters is cursed. Now that they have been earning money for almost nine years … they have risen themselves out of poverty. They are no longer invited as servants to weddings and parties, they are invited as guests.” Some of the artists are well established, but this year, 40

percent will be showing at the market for the first time. Cerny and Espinar say the market has become a destination, drawing visitors last year from 26 states. “More and more people are looking at what they do as a vote for what they care about,” said Cerny. “… They are getting the idea that they are helping build a school in Pakistan, helping put a roof on a women’s shelter.”


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Oliver Stone picks 5 films about strong women LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of Oliver Stone’s best-known and most-celebrated films including “Platoon,” ”Wall Street,” and “Born on the Fourth of July” focus on complicated men. But his latest, the violent drug thriller “Savages,” has a couple of formidable females at its center: Salma Hayek as the stylish, ruthless leader of a Mexican drug cartel and Blake Lively as an Orange County princess who must find a resourcefulness she never knew she had. In that spirit, Stone was kind enough to pick five of his favorite examples of strong women throughout film history. Here he is, in his own words: To begin with, that is quite a reduction from the dozens of screen roles that are still living in my memory, including the evil queen/witch in the original “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937) that truly affected me. I thought Charlize Theron was terrific in the latest version and chilled me to the bone. Nor can I forget, for that matter, Cruella De Vil. In these selections, I’m going to


This film image released by Universal Pictures shows Benicio Del Toro, left, and Salma Hayek in a scene from “Savages.” exclude every movie that Meryl Streep has ever done, because whatever she does rivets my attention. • 1. In an equally larger-thanlife fashion, I would like to site Marlene Dietrich in several roles, but particularly for one of her first roles with Josef von Sternberg in “Dishonored” (1931). She plays a withering Mata Hari

Is there anything this renaissance man can’t do?


LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the unlikely event that Seth MacFarlane comes looking to you for a job, it might be simpler to sort through his qualifications by asking what he can’t do, rather than what he can. TV’s animation king with “Family Guy,” ”American Dad!” and “The Cleveland Show,” MacFarlane adds to his renaissance man resume as writer, director, producer and voice star of “Ted,” a raunchy but warmhearted tale of a grown man (Mark Wahlberg) and his best buddy, a talking teddy bear. Leading up to his bigscreen debut, the 38-yearold MacFarlane has been a TV hit-maker and animation voice star since his mid20s, a career whose roots go back to when he started drawing at age 2. He’s done sold-out live musical comedy shows, which led to last year’s Grammy-nominated album “Music Is Better Than Words,” with MacFarlane crooning Sinatra-style orchestra standards. He’s even a bit of a science nerd, growing up on Carl Sagan’s books and now overseeing “Cosmos: A TimeSpace Odyssey,” a follow-up to the late astronomer’s documentary series about the nature of the universe. So what can’t MacFarlane do? “I’m a terrible tennis player. Terrible, horrific,” MacFarlane said. “I tend to like to try things that I haven’t done before, for better or worse. I go into new things not afraid to fail. I went into this project (“Ted”) with that in mind, I went into the album project with that attitude. I like things that scare me a little bit.” Loaded with MacFarlane’s weird, irreverent humor, the pottymouthed “Ted” has the ingredients of a sleeper hit amid the summer’s superhero flicks, action tales and animated family franchises. The premise is clever and different, and Wahlberg and MacFarlane’s title character make for one of the freshest pairs ever in a party-boy buddy comedy. Ted’s a horny little hell-raiser, messing around with hookers, smok-

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ing pot, snorting coke and dropping F-bombs like confetti. He’s basically the slacker roommate who won’t move out, mucking up the relationship between childhood pal John (Wahlberg) and his girlfriend (Mila Kunis, one of MacFarlane’s voice stars on “Family Guy”). Rated R for its language, “Ted” allows MacFarlane to push beyond the limits of what he can do on network television while maintaining a twisted sweetness to the story. He likes to think of it as a family comedy for families whose parents don’t mind swearing around their kids. “My parents were OK with me watching a lot of things when I was a kid, because they were around to explain,” MacFarlane said. “They swore, and they were very clear about what was right and wrong, but they didn’t view bad language as the worst offense in the world. My mother would stub her toe and let loose a string of obscenities that you wouldn’t believe.” MacFarlane’s parents hung on to his earliest artistic endeavors, copying recognizable imitations of Bugs Bunny and Fred Flintstone when he was 2. He jokes that he knew in the womb that he wanted to go into animation and entertainment, and he was drawing and performing in musical theater throughout childhood. He studied animation at the Rhode Island School of Design before creating the “Family Guy” pilot for Fox in the late 1990s. To pump up his performances for musical numbers on “Family Guy,” MacFarlane later trained with professional voice coaches. Kunis was floored at how well he sang the first time they were doing a number for “Family Guy.” “I don’t think there is anything that he can’t do. I truly don’t. Of all the people that I know, he is one of the most-talented human beings, and not like, talented in the way that he’ll try anything. But he’ll try and succeed, he’s so good,” Kunis said. Along with voicing Ted, MacFarlane provided the basis for the bear’s movements through motion-capture, his gestures and body language recorded digitally as a foundation that was layered over by computer animation to present a lifelike talking creature. MacFarlane acted out Ted’s dialogue off-camera for his stars while he was directing the film. “I’d actually love to see him in front of the camera, as well,” Wahlberg said.

opposite several men, among them her nemesis Victor McLaglen (of all people!) in an early role as the Russian spymaster who figures out her act. It is essentially Dietrich’s long looks, even more than her dialogue, that make the point. She talks with her eyes, undresses men and makes them give her what she wants. A portrait for all time.

• 2. In the same vein, Dietrich again for her role as a young Catherine the Great in von Sternberg’s “The Scarlet Empress” (1934). This is a masterpiece of Sternberg’s excess and also Dietrich’s power. In the origins of the movie, unlike Mata Hari, she is a rather pristine, almost elegant young maiden sent off on an arranged marriage to a madman. As the movie goes into its extremes (with a surprising Sam Jaffe as the mad emperor), she grows into a true empress, and ultimately destroys him. • 3. Faye Dunaway in “Network” (1976) is certainly one of the coldest bitches of all time, but is hilarious to watch in her mannerisms, Paddy Chayefsky’s dialogue, and her cool toying with William Holden’s love and marriage. I thought Dunaway was equally effective in “Mommie Dearest” (1981). She was a better Joan Crawford than even Joan Crawford. That film rips me up. Dunaway was priceless because she was not looking to gain the audience’s love or sympathy in any way. Actually, it works that way better. I don’t think that a lot

of the actresses today have the guts to approach what she did, except for Theron in some of her recent efforts. • 4. I know I’m leaning toward excess, but if you want a little bit of heart in this thing, I would point to Crawford herself in the great melodrama Michael Curtiz directed, “Mildred Pierce” (1945), which I equate with that dark, post-war period. Crawford is unbelievably good, and won the Oscar opposite Zachary Scott and Jack Carson as a woman determined to provide a better life for her daughter. Unfortunately, the daughter turns out to be a rotten apple. In the same vein, let’s not forget Barbara Stanwyck in “Stella Dallas” (1937), or in “Double Indemnity” (1944) and a dozen other roles. • 5. To go in a completely different direction, Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit” (2010). She plays a 14-year-old girl with a great moral center and moves mountains in her quest. She grows into the heart and soul of a wonderful movie by the Coen brothers, who have also compiled a long list of wonderful female heroines.



This film image released by Universal Pictures shows Blake Lively, left, and Benicio Del Toro in a scene from “Savages.”

Stone back in bold form Everyone’s happy until the leader of a Mexican cartel, the regal but ruthless Elena (a fantastic, scenery-chewing Salma BY CHRISTY LEMIRE sual assault of, say, “Natural Born Killers,” for Hayek) tries to expand her AP Movie Reviewer territory by taking over example. Directing from a their business. First, she script he co-wrote with The sun, in its various sends her trusted righthues and levels of intensity, Shane Salerno and Don hand man (an elegant Winslow (based on plays an important role in Demian Bechir) to Winslow’s novel), Stone Oliver Stone’s latest, approach them with a gendraws us into this glam“Savages.” tlemanly (if well-armed) In the beginning of this orous yet seedy world and draws strong performances proposition. When they tale of sex, drugs, money politely decline, with from his eclectic ensemble and power, it illuminates phrasing that will come cast. an idyllic decadence. It Taylor Kitsch and Aaron back to haunt them, she warms everything in a glow sends one of her heavies Johnson co-star as best that suggests anything is friends and business part- (Benicio Del Toro, amusingpossible, in a way that’s hazy and almost hallucina- ners Chon and Ben, young ly cartoony) to make her surfer-dude bad-asses who point a little more clear. tory. But such a lifestyle Then things start to get can’t be maintained forever got rich quick growing a really ugly for these beautiparticularly strong strain that’s just the way these ful people. of pot. Chon, an ex-Navy stories tend to go. And so Kitsch is in one mode eventually, especially in the SEAL, came home after he’s the trigger-happy, film’s bloody desert climax, fighting in Afghanistan with the potent seeds and, intense muscle of the operthe sun bakes everyone ation but he’s consistent mercilessly, bleaching away understandably, some and believable. Johnson the colors and revealing the residual jumpiness from fares better his character the war. Ben, who studied characters’ true natures. has more shading and he Regardless of which side botany at UC Berkeley, proves once again how verof the battle they’re on, it’s turned those seeds into a small, independent empire, satile he is following roles clear they’ve all become as young John Lennon in but he’s a pacifist with savages. “Nowhere Boy,” the nerdy philanthropic goals. Sounds intense, and superhero of “Kick-Ass” The two live in a specStone’s film is indeed a and the handsome but illittacular Laguna Beach lurid, pulpy film noir but with an erotic, even dream- home with endless views of erate boiler repair man in “Albert Nobbs.” the Pacific Ocean. They like California beach vibe. Lively, meanwhile, conIt’s an intriguing contrast, also happily share the tinues to expand on the this mixture of a genre and affections of their mutual unexpected glimmers of girlfriend, the gorgeous, an aesthetic that may not strength she revealed in blonde O (Blake Lively), a necessarily sound like 2010’s “The Town,” in connouveau riche Orange they’d blend well together, County princess who bene- trast to her glamorous perbut the result is the most fits from this arrangement sona on- and off-camera. explosively poppy film in every possible way. (And She’s called upon for more Stone has made in a long there is a whole lotta mas- physical and emotional rigtime. culine, muscular nudity in ors than ever before and, “Savages” is darkly for the most part, rises to funny and stylishly violent this film, just FYI nearly Stone’s challenge. As our but never reaches the over- as much as there was last guide through this shadwhelming level of audiovi- week in “Magic Mike.”)

‘Savages’ is darkly funny and stylishly violent

owy world, she’s also saddled with delivering the film’s sometimes-smothering narration; some lines that perhaps read better on paper clang on the ear, like the one in which she states that she had orgasms while Kitsch’s character had “wargasms.” Approaching such language (and the voiceover in general) from the perspective that it’s intended as a fundamental piece of film noir-style filmmaking makes it more relevant, though not necessarily more tolerable. Among the other colorful characters with something at stake in this increasingly are John Travolta as a DEA agent on the take and Emile Hirsch as the genius who finds complicated ways to hide the guys’ money. Stone clearly has a prodrug message here or at least an anti-war-on-drugs message: Everything falls apart once controls start being exerted. That’s unsurprising, given the open way in which he’s discussed drug use throughout his life. What is surprising is the fact that he’s not beating us over the head with it. “Savages” is an enjoyably gratuitous romp, but with something to say. “Savages,” a Universal Pictures release, is rated R for strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout. Running time: 129 minutes. Three stars out of four.

Netflix subscribers watch more than 1 billion hours of online video SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix subscribers watched more than 1 billion hours of online video last month as the advent )of high-speed Internet connections and high-pow-

ered mobile devices change people’s viewing habits. The milestone announced Tuesday by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings came a day after Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney

issued an upbeat report about the company’s future. Those factors helped lift Netflix’s stock by more than 6 percent in Tuesday’s abbreviated trading session.

The stock is still struggling to recover from last fall’s sharp increase in U.S. prices, which triggered a backlash among customers and investors alike. Netflix shares gained $4.19



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This book cover image released by Minotaur shows “Die a Stranger,” by Steve Hamilton.

‘Die a Stranger’ delivers suspense BY BRUCE DESILVA AP Book Reviewer “Die a Stranger: An Alex McKnight Novel” (Minotaur Books), by Steve Hamilton: In the years since Vinnie Red Sky LeBlanc’s father killed three people in a drunken driving accident and got himself banned from the Bay Mills reservation, the young Ojibwa tribal member has never once picked up a drink. So Vinnie’s best friend, Alex McKnight, is understandably concerned to learn Vinnie has been knocking back scotches at a local bar. The concern turns to alarm when Vinnie suddenly disappears. Meanwhile, five bodies are discovered at a deserted airstrip nearby, the result of a drug deal gone bad. At first, Alex, a former Detroit cop who moved to Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula a few years ago to get away from trouble like this, cannot imagine the two mysteries are related. But when Buck, Vinnie’s slacker cousin, also goes missing, Alex suspects Buck may have somehow drawn Vinnie into the drug deal. Soon it becomes clear that Alex isn’t the only one looking for the cousins. Some big-time drug dealers, convinced that Vinnie and Buck betrayed them at the airstrip, are hunting the pair. As the story unfolds, Alex races up and down the length of Michigan, following leads, trying to stay one step ahead of the drug dealers and trying to convince suspicious tribal members that he’s really on Vinnie’s side. Soon he’s joined by Vinnie’s longmissing father, who shows up to help with the search. The result is a taut, fast-paced story with lots of gunplay and unexpected twists, along with a poignant subplot about the strained relationship between father and son.

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Offbeat characters populate dark mystery ex-husband may be stalking her, or she just may be paranoid. It’s the holidays, and Jackie tries to dodge spending them with her “The Sleeping and the parents, unable to stand their Dead” (Minotaur Books), by Jeff Crook: Jackie Lyons is liv- silent disapproval. She’s barely making ends meet ing one of those sad, out of conby working as a photographer trol lives, some of which she with a very specialized niche. doesn’t remember and some of Jackie shoots pictures of trafwhich she wishes she didn’t fic accidents that she sells to perremember. sonal injury attorneys, and she A former detective in the Memphis Police Department vice also shoots pictures of crime scenes for the police department. squad, Jackie learned about the She not only sells photos to the things she was covering all too well, especially the drugs she was cops, but also to collectors with a taste for the macabre. supposed to be cleaning up but Jackie also has the ability to ended up taking instead. Now she’s on the wrong side of see dead people, an ability that 40, semiclean, mostly because she has become so familiar to her that she barely notices it and cercannot afford to buy the drugs AP PHOTO/MINOTAUR she needs to get high. She’s sepa- tainly doesn’t find it frightening. The book cover of The Sleeping But when the dead start showing and the Dead,” by Jeff Crook. rated, but not divorced, and her BY MARY FOSTER AP Book Reviewer

up in the photos she takes with a new camera, and as the images start getting clearer, Jackie begins to get an idea of the identity of the notorious “Playhouse Killer.” The killer stages extremely brutal murders and arranges them as scenes from plays, hence the name. Set in a murky stretch of rain that shuts out or shuts in much of the action around her, the mystery draws readers into Jackie’s dark and dysfunctional world. Jeff Crook is a former technical writer for the U.S. Postal Service and the author of several fantasy books. His first mystery sets a high standard that readers can only hope he matches consistently from now on.


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RIGHT: A traditional road map of the Pittsburgh area and one showing the same region on an iPad are seen placed together in Moreland Hills, Ohio. Transportation agencies around the country are printing fewer maps to cut costs or just to acknowledge that public demand is down.

Paper maps Amid GPS boom, nostalgia finds a place COLUMBUS (AP) — Used to be, Dad would stuff a half-dozen maps in the glove box before setting out with the family on a road trip to see the waterfalls at Yosemite or the granite faces of Mount Rushmore. Colorful maps bearing the logos of the oil companies that printed them names like Texaco, Gulf, Esso once brimmed from displays at filling stations, free for the taking. But of the more than 35 million Americans expected to travel by car this Fourth of July, a good chunk will probably reach for technology before they’re tempted to unfold and in a tradition that used to bind Americans as tightly as a highway cloverleaf, try to refold a paper road map. Websites like MapQuest and Google Maps simplified trip planning. Affordable GPS devices and built-in navigation on smartphones downright transformed it and transportation agencies around the country are noticing, printing fewer maps to cut department costs or just acknowledging that public demand is down. The drop in sales began around 2003, when affordable GPS units became the go-to Christmas present, said Pat Carrier, former owner of a travel bookstore in Cambridge, Mass. “Suddenly, everyone was buying a Garmin or a TomTom,” he said. “That’s the year I thought, ‘Oh, it’s finally happened.’” Transportation departments around the country are in the middle of reprioritizing their spending amid times of falling revenue, and paper maps could be on the chopping block, said Bob Cullen, spokesman for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. “Just based on the current climate, there have been some cuts,” he said. “I would expect map printing to be one area that’s been targeted.” In late June, at the annual exposition of the Road Map Collectors Association in Dublin, Ohio, collector Terry Palmer was selling some of his beloved maps. The 65year-old from Dallas, Texas, wore a T-shirt with intricate route lines of the United States on his chest, back and arms. “The GPS of course now being so available, a lot of new cars are coming out with built-in GPS. People are utilizing those, and they don’t want a road map,” he said. “A lot of the younger generation, they’re used to having their phone,


In this April 9 photo, a scant rack of road maps is seen at a gas station/mini mart in Solon, Ohio on. Colorful maps bearing the logos of the oil companies that printed them — names like Texaco, Gulf, Esso — once brimmed from displays at filling stations, free for the taking. and they don’t need a road map to figure out where to go.” In Georgia, officials are printing about 1.6 million maps to cover a two-year period less than half of what they were printing a decade ago. In Pennsylvania, where officials say public demand has gone down, about 750,000 maps are being printed way down from more than 3 million in 2000. Officials in Oklahoma and Ohio also say map printing is down, and Washington state discontinued them altogether by 2009 because of budget shortfalls. But in other states, printing has remained steady because maps remain popular at visiting centers. In Missouri, officials say they’re printing about 1.5 million maps for a two- to three-year period, consistent with printing from a decade ago. Officials in Connecticut, Mississippi and Nebraska also say printing has remained the same. It’s unclear why some states are affected more than others. Some speculate certain regions affect how people travel there. In Delaware, for example, officials attributed a jump in printing of about 100,000 maps to people visiting beach areas and renewed real-estate interest. There’s a universal

theme to paper road maps, especially for baby boomers traveling after retirement, said Kevin Nursick, spokesman for Connecticut’s transportation department. Paper maps, he said, offer an experience that dead batteries and unreliable service connections cannot. “Simpler times are something everyone yearns for. And maybe looking at a map takes you back,” he said. “The technology is neat, but on a personal level, there’s a sense of nostalgia when you look at the paper map. A lot of people are yearning for simpler times.” At the collectors’ association exposition, a carpeted ballroom at an Embassy Suites hotel outside Columbus featured old road maps for sale, and gave collectors a glimpse into an era of romanticized advertising brightly colored paper maps promising the sunny beaches of Florida, the mountains of Montana and Chicago’s famous skyline. Free roadside maps boomed between the 1920s and 1970s, when oil companies worked with a handful of publishers. As major highways were being built, those maps became synonymous with the possibilities of the open road. Dick Bloom, a founding member of the group, has

PAPER MAPS AMID GPS BOOM By The Associated Press • THE OLD DAYS: Colorful road maps bearing the logos of the oil companies that printed them — names like Texaco, Gulf, Esso — once brimmed from displays at filling stations, free for the taking. • THESE DAYS: Websites like MapQuest and Google Maps simplified trip planning. Affordable GPS devices and built-in navigation on smartphones downright transformed it. • FALLLOUT: Transportation agencies around the country are noticing, printing fewer maps to cut department costs or just acknowledging that public demand is down.

been collecting maps since he was 10. The retired airline pilot from Danville, Ky., said there used to be an element of surprise in road trips. “The paper map was all you had back then,” Bloom, 74, said from his merchandise table. “It was the only way to get around. It was a lot more of an adventure back then. Life was much more of an adventure.” Transportation agencies aren’t the only ones printing paper road maps. Companies like AAA and Rand McNally have been in the business for decades and are just as synonymous with trip planning. Members of AAA, whose services are fully integrated online and include a TripTik mobile app, requested more than 14 million paper guides in


MARRIAGE LICENSES Timothy Lee Hatcher, 33, of 1170 Ginghamsburg-Frederick Road, Tipp City, to Britney Mae Welch, 23, of 7455 Meadow Drive, Tipp City. Eric James Burkholder, 41, of 807 W. North St., Piqua, to Terri Louise Kaeck, 40, of same address. Zachary Allen Snyder, 23, of 214 E. Main St., Tipp City, to Miranda Nicole Dyer, 28, of same address. Casey Michael Voris, 19, of 138 S. Brown School Road, Vandalia, to Taysha Nicole Renee Fuston, 19, of 339 Wilson Ave., Piqua. Charles Edward Rose, 45, of 1112 W. Main St., Apt. 6, Troy, to

Teresa Fay Hester, 46, of same address. John Glendon Sorrell, 46, of 275 Linden Ave., Piqua, to Tammy Sue Wilson, 35, of same address. Devin Shawn Stephens, 26, of 2600 Fair Road, Sidney, to Teresa Marie Maxon, 26, of 600 Spring St., Piqua. John Benjamin Shearer, 24, of 823 Rosecrest Road, Tipp City, to Brooke Denise Klopsch, 22, of 1274 Katerina Ct., Bellbrook. Michael John Acopine, 44, of 750 S. Willow Glen, Tipp City, to Pamela Joyce Black, 44, of same address. Cameron Michael Wesley, 22, of 502 S. Crawford St., Troy, to

2010, spokeswoman Heather Hunter said. The number of paper maps AAA prints has declined, but she wouldn’t go into detail. Rand McNally is known for its road atlases but also offers an interactive travel website and GPS devices; it declined to comment on how many maps it’s printing these days. Carrier, now a consultant in the mapping and travel publishing industry, said the additional services from traditional mapping companies show the incredible potential in the industry. “There’s no question in the U.S. that traditional road maps are diminished,” he said. “But there are other areas of the map industry that are thriving and even growing.”

Charlie Regan, who runs the maps division for National Geographic, said the company has sold more paper map products in the past three years than it has ever sold since launching the division in 1915. He attributed it to customers learning to appreciate good map data and also noted that sales of international maps have remained consistent, and that sales of recreational hiking maps are on the rise. “It’s almost like a golden age in mapping. More people than ever before in history are using maps every day,” he said. “For me, that’s fantastic, and it’s an opportunity.” What most people agree on is that paper road maps will not go away quietly, like pay phones and phone books. Chris Turner, a collector from Jeffersonville, Ind., shook his head at the notion of paper maps becoming obsolete. “With a GPS or other mapping system that you might use, you feel like you’re beholden to the GPS lady. You know? ‘Turn left here. Recalculating.’ Well, with a map, you can trace your route and you can decide for yourself still where you want to go. “And if you want to vary from the GPS lady, so be it,” he said. “But you’re armed with that knowledge from that map to do that.”

Sarah Jessica Lyn Moore, 20, of same address. Thomas Lee Brown, 59, of 210 E. South St., Arcanum, to Cynthia Louise Koznarski, 45, of 1042 Windsor Crossing Lane, Tipp City. Daniel Ray Henry, 22, of 523 Cottage Ave., Piqua, to Cortney LeeAnne Lavey, 22, of same address. Brendan Jacob Dillon, 19, of 4747 Swisher Road, Cable, to Angel Ann Boner, 23, of 2 Julie Court, Apt. F, Covington. Russell Ray Skaggs, 22, of 1890 N. 4th St., Apt. 1C, Columbus, to Amanda Katherine Haley, 22, of 1620 N. Sayers Road, Troy. Dusty Joe Staggs, 23,

of 930-B Jasmine Lane, Troy, to Zannah Nicole Stoermer, 21, of 1742 W. Main St., New Lebanon. Gregory Leon Nunn, 45, of 1815 Nicklin Ave., Piqua, to Susan Lynn Smith, 42, of same address. Kyle David Hutchinson, 27, of 8244 Horseshoe Bend Road, Ludlow Falls, to Chelsea Elaine Mick, 21, of 1254 Lee Road, Troy. William Thomas Ragon, 56, of 802 Beechwood Drive, Tipp City, to Lisa Renee Piper, 53, of 7712 Celina Mendon Road, Celina. Brock Allen Hall, 31, of 1330 ½ Covington Ave., Piqua, to Rachel Renee Harshman, 28, of same address.

Wilsons celebrate 50th SEBRING, Fla. — John D. and Zana L. (Vaughn) Wilson are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married July 5, 1962, in Detroit, Mich. They have one son and daughter-in-law,

Randall D. and Candace Wilson of Troy; and one grandson, Kurtis Wilson. They are from Troy, but more recently reside in Sebring, Fla. Family and friends will celebrate with them.

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Fixed mortgage rates fall to new lows WASHINGTON (AP) — Fixed U.S. mortgage rates fell again to new record lows, providing prospective buyers with more incentive to brave a modestly recovering housing market. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average on the 30-year loan dropped to 3.62 percent. That’s down from 3.66 percent last week and the lowest since long-term mortgages began in the 1950s. The average rate on the 15-year mortgage, a popular refinancing option, slipped to 2.89 percent, below last week’s previous record of 2.94 percent. The rate on the 30-year loan has fallen to or matched record low levels in 10 of the past 11 weeks. And it’s been below 4 percent since December. Cheap mortgages have provided a lift to the long-suffering housing market. Sales of new and previously occupied homes are up from the same time last year. Home prices are rising in most markets. And homebuilders are starting more projects and spending at a faster pace. The number of people who signed contracts to buy previously occupied homes rose in May, matching the fastest pace in two years, the National Association of Realtors reported last week. That suggests Americans are growing more confident in the market. Low rates could also provide some help to the economy if more people refinance. When people refinance at lower rates, they pay less interest on their loans and have more money to spend. Many homeowners use the savings on renovations, furniture, appliances and other improvements, which help drive growth. Still, the pace of home sales remains well below healthy levels. Many people are still having difficulty qualifying for home loans or can’t afford larger down payments required by banks. And the sluggish job market could deter some would-be buyers from making a purchase this year. The U.S. economy created only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year. The unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent last month, up from 8.1 percent in April. The government reports Friday on June employment. Mortgage rates have been dropping because they tend to track the yield on the 10-year Treasury note. A weaker U.S. economy and uncertainty about how Europe will resolve its debt crisis have led investors to buy more Treasury securities, which are considered safe investments. As demand for Treasurys increase, the yield falls.


If your focal point is not tall enough to command attention on the table, put it on top of a riser, like a concrete capital, plant stand, stack of bricks or cake plate.

Fun, fresh party ideas Open your doors to the joy of entertaining ing line for ribbons, and my BY MARY CAROL heart soared. GARRITY Since my dining room is Scripps Howard News Service painted Twilight Blue and I Summer parties — filling have lots of blue and white your home with friends and dishes and accents, I picked family, eating and drinking blue and white lanterns for and laughing until your sides my display. But you could pick hurt — can be addicting. any color scheme for your Catch the fever and open your home and it would look fabudoors to the joy of entertain- lous. The place settings on my ing. Here are three gorgeous blue and white table feature party themes to try. one of my favorite entertain1. Have a ball Paper lanterns are an inex- ing workhorses: white dishes. pensive decorating tool that I love plain old white dishes packs lots of visual punch. I because you can remake them started experimenting with over and over again by pairing different ways to use lanterns them with different linens, for parties a few months ago, accent dishes and table accesand hit on the idea of bringing sories. Beneath the dishes, make a them inside. I hung a wide assortment of lanterns in the bright and breezy table topper dining room, attaching them out of outdoor fabric —if it to bamboo poles inserted into gets dirty, it wipes up in a huge temple urns. As I experi- snap and launders like a mented with how to hang the dream. 2. Go green lanterns from the bamboo Take a cue from the shades poles, I started using fishing line so the lanterns would look of green in your garden, and like they were suspended in fill the center of a large, outmid-air. I wasn’t crazy about door table with a lush centerthe effect, so I traded the fish- piece. Start with a large-scale,

visually bold accent that will serve as the hub of the centerpiece. I used a white temple jar, but you could try an urn, a birdbath, a garden statue — you name it. If your focal point is not tall enough to command attention, put it on top of a riser, like a concrete capital, plant stand, a stack of bricks or cake plate. Next, amass a collection of similar, but not matching, items to cluster around your centerpiece hub. I frequently look to fresh flowers when I want to create showy centerpieces, but recently I turned to ferns instead, using a mixture of live ferns and topiaries tucked into an array of green pots. You can also surround the central object with pieces from one of your collections, like an assortment of wooden boxes. If you’re having a birthday party, you could print snapshots of your guest of honor and insert them into wire picture holders placed around some central focal point (maybe a tower of beau-

tiful cupcakes?). With an elaborate centerpiece, go with simple place settings. I started with a perky green and white placemat, topped with majolica leaf plates, ideal for salad. A goldrimmed bread plate layers in more color, and the place setting is finished off with playful ramekins to hold fresh fruit or mini-souffles. 3. Bring the outside in A garden gazebo can transform your dining room to make it feel like a garden at dusk. Bring one inside, and suspend hurricane lanterns from the ceiling of the gazebo at all different heights, filling each with a candle so they twinkle like stars. Put a dramatic silver candelabrum at the table’s center, and cover it with flowers, keeping the arrangement high enough for guests to see under. To add a bit of whimsy, use cutout paper butterflies perched on the rims of the wine glasses for place cards. A magical final touch for a memorable table!


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TROY Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Dustin Nguyen, one lot, $20,000. Dale Mote, Jennifer Mote to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., three part lots, $63,400. Larry Shepard to Bank of America, N.A. successor, Bear Stearns Asset Back Securities I LLC, LaSalle Bank National Association, trustee, U.S. Bank, N.A., trustee successor, one lot, $53,400. Ronald Shively, Sally Shively to CitiMortgage Inc., a part lot, $43,400. Henry Lucas Jr., to Frances Freeling, one lot, $16,700. Angela Zornes to Wells Fargo Bank N.A., one lot, $50,000. Todd Ellis to Federal National Mortgage Association, one lot, $39,400. Keystone Land Development Inc. to Denlinger and Sons Builders Inc., one lot, $44,900. David Trostel, Valerie Trostel to Miami County Board of Commissioners, 0.117 acres, $0. Daniel Hart to Daniel Hart, Pamela Hart, one lot, $0. David Fosnight, Marilyn Fosnight to Laurie Ann Crawford, Robert Crawford, one lot, $90,000. Danny Sheipline, Debra Short a.k.a. Debra Sheipline to Kristi Pendler, Steven Pedler, one lot, $178,000. Larry Studebaker, Toni Studebaker to Larry Studebaker, one lot, $0. Wendy Adams to Mark Adams, one lot, $0. Heather Asbury, Patrick Asbury to Jean Thomas, Paul Thomas, one lot, $440,000. Louise Smith, Talton Smith to Janice Conley, one lot, $58,000. Dorothy J. Huffman, trustee, James Huffman, trustee, Huffman Family Revocable Living Trust to OPRS Communities, one lot, $124,200.

Troy Investment Group LLC to Troy Infinity LLC, nine lots, $0. New Carlisle Federal Savings Bank to Keystone Homes in Troy, DBA, Scott Investments of Troy,LLC, three lots, $56,000.

Shuchat to Jeffrey Sebor, Rena Shuchat, one lot, $0. Janet Peters Revocable Living Trust, J Christopher Peters, successor trustee to Courtney Medlar, Doug Medlar, one lot, $175,000.

PIQUA PLEASANT HILL Estate of Eva C. Compton to Marion Compton, three part lots, $0. Sheryl Griffith, trustee, Hershel Griffith Declaration of Trust, Sheryl Griffith Declaration of Trust, Sheryl Kern to Chad Messer, Karen Meser, one lot, $11,000. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association, Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss, attorney in fact to Tyler Robert Bowman, two part lots, $35,000. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A. to Dustin Ike, three part lots, $52,300. Thomas Buecker, Ester Kiser, Melvin Kiser to Deborah Ann Hill, trustee, Kiser Irrevocable Trust, two part lots, $0.

Union Savings Bank to Dale Sink, Mary Ann Sink, one lot, $37,000.

Ducker, Kevin Egan, $253,100. Donald Watson, Mary Watson to Donald Watson, Mary Watson, 8.931 acres, $0. Ethel Chaffins to Judith Ann Hanshaw Trust, 0.796 acres, $30,000. Kyle Lewis, Rhiannon to Andrea Hook, Zachary Hook, one lot, $190,000.

Bac Home Loans servicing L.P., Bank of America, N.A. successor, Bank of New York, trustee, Bank of New York Mellon, Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, attorney in fact, Cwabs, Inc., to Amy Price, Brian Price, one lot, 4103,000. STAUNTON TWP.


Holly Peeples, Shawn WEST MILTON Peeples to Holly Peeples, Shawn Peeples, $0. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Dennis Hunt, Linda Hunt, Abram Metzger, one lot, Jerry Sass, Pamela Sass to Raymond Landis, Susan Landis, $68,000. Mary Ellen Filbrun, trustee, one lot, $143,000. Paul E. Filbrun, trustee, Filbrun Family Trust to Jamie Sink, CONCORD TWP. Rusty Sink, 3.040 acres, Marina Shaw, William Shaw, $240,000. Brian Dershem, attorney in trustee to Miami County Board of Commissioners, 0.240 acres, fact, Donald Dershem, Sarah Ann Dershem-York to Arlene $0. Manning, Earl Manning, Amy Lawrence Fosdick to O’Reilly, Christopher O’Reilly, a Lawrence Fosdick, trustee, $0. part tract, 1. acre, $45,000. Donna Katterheinrich, Jane McGarry, attorney in fact to NEWTON TWP. HUBER HEIGHTS Douglas Hemm, one lot, $160,000. Nancy DeWeese to Brent Clay Laird, Mary Laird to Carriage Trails at the Heights Coppock, Joyce Coppock, Brian John H. Suber, one lot, LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to DeWeese, Rodney DeWeese, $350,000. NVR Inc., one lot, $29,500. Douglas Lins, Elizabeth Lins 28.042 acres, $0. NVR Inc. to Andre Hollopeter Family Trust, Linda to Myers Slebo, Rachel Slebo, Morganfield, Sheree Willis, successor to Linda Willis, Morganfield, one lot, $294,600. one lot, $280,000. a part tract, 54.772 acres, Constance Caudill-Perry, Henry Perry to Meryl Lee Moore 41.658 acres, 30.00 acres, TIPP CITY 40.405 acres, 40 acres, $0. Amended and Restated John H. Suber to Phillip and Revocable Living Trust, Meryl Ying Chen, Hao Guo to Ying Constance Watson Family Trust Moore, trustee, 10.346 acres, Chen, Hao Guo, one lot, $0. Agreement, Constance Watson, Jay Thomas Morrison, Nicole $204,000. trustee, Phillip Watson, trustee, Ann Morrison, Veda MOrrison to ELIZABETH TWP. 2.683 acres, 7.319 acres, Nicole Ann Morrison, 0.383 $369,000. acres, $0. Carol Marie Ramierz, Dan Cristal Chumney, Douglas SPRINGCREEK Rivera to Federal Home Loan Chumney to Daryl Bowling, TWP. Janet Bowling, one lot, $269,900. Mortgage Corporation, 10.20 acres, $253,500. John L. Berbach Jr., Patricia Berbach to John L. Berbach III, Park National Bank to MONROE TWP. Karimey Berbach, one lot, Michelle Chinoda, $125,000. Zvirimumwoyo Chinoda, one lot, $272,000. Rena Haas a.k.a. Rena Susan Ducker to Howard

Andrew Wade to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc., successor, 0.689 acres, $50,000. Jeffrey Sabins to Federal National Mortgage Association, 1 acre, $56,700. UNION TWP. Deborah Cress to Deborah Cress, trustee, Deborah Cress Trust, 29.0482 acres, 10.6698 acres, $0. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Lerner, Sampson and Rothfuss, attorney in fact to Brandon Welbaum, Valorie Welbaum, $159,400. Alexander England, Jolene England Lachey to Alexander England, $0. Estate of Linda Filbrun to Robert Filbrun, 2.00 acres, $0. Raymond Landis, Susan Landis to Debra Stewart, 11.704 acres, 4.291 acres, $340,000. Sue Kubilius to Corey Elam, 1.50 acres, $135,000. Rosemary Schaurer to Gregory Schaurer, 1.496 acres, $0. WASHINGTON TWP. Midfirst Bank to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 2.3317 acres, $0. Mary Ann Wolaver to Michael Smith, Rebecca Smith, 10.230 acres, $0.

Hymer holding out for a home that’s in move-in condition. than single-family homes. Major fixers will probably This might have the be snapped up by advantage of shortening investors to rehab and your commute to work. resell at a profit. This is a Ask your agent to cull competitive market and the inventory of expired, not one for novice homewithdrawn and canceled buyers. listings that didn’t sell in However, if a listing the last year or two. These isn’t receiving attention may not have sold because because of its dated décor, they were priced too high. this could work if you If the sellers are still inter- intend to live in the propested in selling, and aren’t erty and not try to flip it locked into a lease, you for a profit. Be sure to might be able to work out a work with an agent who mutually acceptable price. has experience with cosBe open to making metic renovations, or conimprovements rather than sult with a decorator.

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You’d be surprised what updated plumbing and light fixtures, new paint, floor finishes, appliances and improving the outdoor living can do to turn a dowdy listing into a comfortable abode. Just make sure you don’t tackle too much. You don’t want to overimprove for the neighborhood, and structural issues are taboo. Don’t exhaust yourself by bidding on a house you can’t get. A Piedmont, Calif., listing was recently listing for $985,000. Seventeen buyers made offers. It sold for $1.2 mil-


lion. Underpriced listings are often bid up in a lowinventory market. Wait to make an offer until you find a listing that’s priced within your affordability range. Don’t be afraid of accepting a backup offer if your bid isn’t accepted. The transaction fallout rate is pretty high in this market. Keep looking for another listing while you’re waiting to see if the first deal goes through. All-cash offers tend to win in multiple-offer competitions. To be competitive, try to put yourself in

a position to pay all cash. If you have savings you can tap and you can secure a private temporary loan from parents or borrow from a 401(k), you might be able to make a cash offer. If your parents are providing some of the financing, ask them to write a letter that you can provide to the sellers that confirms your source of funds. This should be accompanied with documentation of the parents’ funds. You can refinance into a conventional mortgage later. THE CLOSING: If the

market where you’re looking is too hot, you can take the watch-and-wait approach. The market is always changing. When inventories increase, there will be more opportunities for buyers. Dian Hymer, a real estate broker with more than 30 years’ experience, is a nationally syndicated real estate columnist and author of “House Hunting: The Take-Along Workbook for Home Buyers” and “Starting Out, The Complete Home Buyer’s Guide.”




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TIPP CITY, Nice 2 bedroom, 1 bath, AC, appliances included, W/D hookup, garbage disposal, dishwasher. $490 month, $450 deposit. No pets, Metro accepted, (937)902-9894.

TROY, PIQUA, Senior living, clean quiet safe, 1 bedroom, $459 includes water, ask about studio apartment at $369, (937)778-0524

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Function and style meet in attic bedroom BY CANDICE OLSON Scripps Howard News Service Colleen and Jamie live in a gorgeous old home with loads of charm and character. But old homes being what they are, there wasn’t a lot of storage space in the couple’s second-floor bedroom. Just getting ready in the morning was a challenge, with half of their clothes stored in adjacent rooms. They decided the simplest solution was to move up in the world, by swapping spaces with Jamie’s third-floor attic office. The attic was roomy and filled with natural light, and it even had an en suite bathroom. It was full of potential — the only problem was that Colleen and Jamie weren’t sure how to make the most of the possibilities presented by this space. They needed a plan that would combine form with function, and storage with style. The soon-to-be master bedroom featured typical sloped attic ceilings, with the walls a mere 40 inches tall in some places. In addition, this attic is accessed via a narrow staircase, which meant we had to find some pretty compact furniture. Just outside the en suite bathroom I positioned an elegant glasstopped makeup vanity with a spacious drawer to accommodate Colleen’s jewelry. The white wood of the table and its smooth, elegant lines provide a nice contrast to the smoky-gray walls. And speaking of color, I wanted to push Colleen and Jamie a little bit in that department. I knew the rest of their house was fairly neutral, so I decided to make a bold statement with a contemporary graphical wallpaper on the room’s largest wall. The gorgeous blue-andwhite pattern is crisp and elegant. It’s a big departure from this couple’s typical style, without being overpowering in the slightest. We made the most of the largest wall by


This new master bedroom is stunning and it passes the practicality test. installing a tall wardrobe and flanking it with dresser drawers to provide lots of storage space. On the wardrobe’s white doors, we replicated the wallpaper design using a light gray vinyl decal. Shelving above the dressers provides a functional surface for displaying photos and other accessories. This multilevel storage system is exactly what Colleen and Jamie needed to get organized, once and for all. As for the bed, there just wasn’t room for a box spring, so we went with a platform frame and finished things off with a gorgeous headboard covered in a leatherette fabric with intricate nail-head trim. On either side of the bed we installed sconces to provide light for bedtime reading. The colors in the bedding pick up the room’s palette and include white, dark gray and a really fab-

beside the new couch and two wonderful lighting fixtures placed on top of each dresser. We added an element of architectural elegance to the room with custom-made moldings, which were installed on the side walls as well as the sloped ceiling. Although these necessitated a lot of sawing and cutting, the end result was definitely worth it. No matter how much space you have, you’re never going to be pleased with it unless it actually works for you. There’s no doubt that Colleen and Jamie’s new master bedroom is stunning; but it passes the practicality test, too. This design is a marriage of function and style SHNS PHOTO COURTESY HGTV This attic was roomy and filled with natural light, but the problem was how to make — a combination that will serve this couple well for the most of the possibilities presented by the space. years. Lighting in the new ulous mustardy shade, Two reclaimed-wood coffee which is repeated in the tables, with the smaller bedroom comes from overInterior decorator small sofa positioned one nesting inside the head pot lights, the bedside Candice Olson is host of directly across from the other, combine storage sconces, a high-impact HGTV’s “Candice Tells table lamp positioned All.” bed in the lounge area. space with style.

Williamsburg gardening book a joy BY MAUREEN GILMER Scripps Howard News Service “Of the nearly 500 colonists living at Jamestown in the fall of 1609, only 60 remained by the spring of 1610. This period is remembered as the starving time.” The following year, remaining colonists redoubled their efforts to grow enough food. They had only the seeds of English plants that were not well adapted to the heat of the Virginia summer. This is what made me fall in love with “Vegetable Gardening The Colonial Williamsburg Way” (Rodale, $30), by Wesley Greene. The title page states “18thCentury Methods for Today’s Organic Gardeners,” but fortunately, we don’t have to tote buckets of water to keep our plants alive. Among the plethora of food-gardening books, this one stands out because it’s rooted in the basics of growing plants that have changed little since 1609. There are no raised beds, hanging tomatoes, grow boxes or irrigation systems. There is no plastic, either; just age-old practices that don’t cost a penny. By the American Revolution, these same gardening techniques were eased by more locally adapted seeds. It is these early American varieties that Williamsburg gardeners are intent on preserving at this living-history village. This book is special because it demonstrates how the crews at Colonial Williamsburg are growing


The colonial gardener fertilized plants with the materials at hand. plants just like they did at the birth of our nation. The techniques are culled from vintage publications on 18th-century gardening, which use manure, compost, twigs and string. There were no roto-tillers, either, so soil preparation in these pages is ideal for any first-time gardener with no tools but a spading fork. The book is broken down into chapters that help the reader understand how early Americans viewed their crops. The chapter on pumpkins and squash is an interesting view of how colo-

nials accepted New World plants first grown by Native Americans. Each chapter begins with the background on a particular plant group and how it was used in the colonial world. Many of these food plants doubled as medicines. It was important for families in the wilderness to make their own healing herb teas and plasters that were far more effective than the period practice of “bleeding” a patient back to health … or death. One of the final chapters is “Growing under Cover,” an

excellent how-to for creating a cold frame. These alternatives to greenhouses help you get seedlings started without cluttering up the kitchen. But they also discuss “hot beds,” which are cold frames packed with fresh manure that releases heat into the soil above it. This was the method of providing bottom heat to seedlings and cuttings before electricity. Throughout the book you’ll see photos of handmade trellises and shading structures composed of sticks and vine runners. These were always saved from winter fruit trees pruned or pollarded each year to harvest useful materials for daub and wattle homes, fences or edging. The twigs were woven into a variety of supports for use with particular plants. Not only are the trellises totally charming, but this technique saves a lot of money otherwise spent on factorymade arbors. Author Greene is owner of the Colonial Garden and Plant Nursery in the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is also integral to the book’s development. With outstanding photography by Barbara Temple Lombardi and simple, doable ideas, there is no better gift for a wedding or a house warming. Above all, it gets new gardeners off on the right foot with the basics that will support a lifetime of cultivation. Maureen Gilmer is an author, horticulturist and landscape designer.

Keep summer year-round with a themed bedroom BY ROSEMARY SADEZ FRIEDMANN Scripps Howard News Service Some people want to keep summer alive in their homes all year long, and one easy way to do it is to create a bedroom themed for summer. Let’s explore how to do it: Vacations that take us to tropical places give us a feeling of calm and comfort, and that is what the room should look like. Start with the color of the room for the right atmospheric look. If you want a nautical theme, the obvious colors are red, white and blue. White on the walls makes the room sunny, and red and blue, plus more white in furnishings and accessories, complete the look. If you decide to go tropical, then bright colors — like yellow — work nicely. Aquamarine is another wonderful tropical theme color, and yellow and aquamarine work together well. Blues are always good, and a little green works, too. Check out fabrics and wallpaper books that have these colors to see how the colors combine and which color combinations work for you. These colors make a hit in their pastel mode, also. It’s your choice: do you like bold, or is pastel your preference? The nautical-themed room will do well with nautical accessories, of course, and the tropical room will do well with seaside elements such as shells and wicker. For furniture, the nautical room could use dark wood, but don’t overdo it. Tropical decor calls for light-colored wood, even white. When choosing bedding and window treatments, keep your theme in mind. A solid color that complements the color combination in the room is always a safe choice. Finding just the right pattern is a bonus, but be careful to not overdo the themed pattern to where the room ends up looking messy or overdone. If a solid color isn’t enough for you and you don’t find the perfect patterned fabric, consider a two-toned color, or for bedding, a reversible coverlet that shows both colors as a peak-a-boo on the edges or when the coverlet is folded down. Throw pillows are a good bed accessory for more color or for pattern if need be. Accessories for this themed room will be the most fun to search for. Souvenirs from a favorite nautical or tropical vacation would work. If this is a guest bedroom, your guests will truly feel as if they are on vacation. Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, an interior designer in Naples, Fla., is author of “Mystery of Color.”

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The City of Tipp City is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Income Tax Supervisor to oversee the collection of the Cityʼs income tax revenues. This position reports to the Finance Director and will be responsible for the collection and administration of the Cityʼs local income tax, auditing income tax returns, tax office supervision, and the enforcement of the City tax code. Minimum qualifications include a college degree or equivalent with preference given to applicants with advanced degrees in accounting, business management, or finance. The successful candidate will have three (3) or more years of experience in tax preparation and collection with knowledge of federal, state, and local tax codes or an equivalent combination of training and/or experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the required functions. The salary range for this position is currently $45,792 - $59,421 (DOQ). Application for City employment is available on the City of Tipp City web-site (, by contacting the Finance Department at (937) 667-8424, or in the City finance department at the address below. Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm on Friday, July 20, 2012. Please send resume, application, and a letter of interest to: The City of Tipp City, Attn: John Green, Finance Director, 260 S. Garber Dr., Tipp City, Ohio 45371. These documents may also be submitted via e-mail to

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Antiques & Collectibles: Mahogany pigeon hole Desk with inlay (Maddox), Several Side Chairs, Cane bottom Chair, Walnut hanging Flower planter, Walnut night stand, Lg. lot of Vintage Post Cards and other Paper Items, Assortment of Brass items including Bookends, 1930 Corona Burgandy typewriter, Vintage Marbles with shooters, Troy High School Annuals (1941, 42, 43, 45, 46, 48), Signe Sketches, Paintings, Prints, Bakelite Button Box, Hand mirror ornate double sided, Purses Beaded and Others. Jewelry & Furs: Lg. Assortment of Jewelry, Coro, Elder & Johnson, Monet, Kramer of New York, Teffari, Napier, Christian Dior, Some Sterling Silver, (5) Fur Coats, (2) Fur Hats.

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13790 Infirmary Rd., Wapakoneta, OH NOTICE OF REAL ESTATE SALE BY SEALED BID REAL ESTATE The real estate being sold consists of a 10 acre parcel of real estate in Elizabeth Township, Miami County, Ohio, and a 196 acre parcel of real estate located in Elizabeth and Bethel Townships, Miami County, Ohio, subject to rights of way, restrictions and easements of record. Permanent parcel numbers: E09-011700, E09-011600, and A01-030800

CNC vertical machining centers, CNC vertical mill, vertical mills, lathes, rotary surface grinder, hand feed surface grinders, automatic surface grinder, cylindrical grinder, horizontal boring mill, power squaring shear, power press brake, ironworker, hydraulic shop press, hydraulic broach, plasma cutter, welders, welding positioner, vertical band saw, horizontal mill, radial drill, CNC 4th axis indexers, drill presses, miscellaneous machinery, straight truck, tooling, accessories & misc. shop items, steel

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Bids may also be submitted on August 15, 2012, between 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon eastern daylight time at:


Richard H. Wallace, Esq. c/o Elsass, Wallace, Evans, Schnelle & Co., L.P.A. 100 South Main Avenue Courtview Center, Suite 102 Post Office Box 499 Sidney, OH 45365-0499 (937) 492-6191

Antiques & Collectibles – Good Clocks - John Deere & GE Lawn Tractors - Trailer – Pool Table – Home Furnishings -Tools & More!

Southwest of COVINGTON, OH At 4334 Fletcher Road. From St Rt 48 south of Covington, go west on Falknor Rd 1 mile & north on Fletcher half mile to sale site.

Hartzell Industries, Inc. c/o Michael Bardo 1025 S. Roosevelt St. Piqua, OH 45356

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The submitter of the accepted bid will be notified and required to sign a purchase contract on the terms set forth in the Notice of Real Estate Sale and pay an earnest money deposit equal to five percent (5%) of the bid within seventy-two (72) hours of the acceptance by owners. No interest will be paid on the earnest money.




Jerry Stichter Broker Associate of Garden Gate Realty (937)335-6758


Saturday, July 14, 2012, 9:30 A.M. LOCATION: 645 Wood St., Piqua, Ohio

The purchase price, plus or minus any pro-rations, shall be paid by cashier or certified check at closing. The earnest money deposit will be credited towards the purchase price. Real estate taxes will be prorated to the date of closing. Any CAUV recoupment will be the purchaser’s responsibility. The Owner is updating the survey of the Property as needed.

Possession will be at closing which will after harvest is concluded. Owner will provide at closing a duly executed and recordable general warranty deeds to the purchasers subject to and excepting real estate taxes, restrictions and easements of record, road right of way and zoning ordinances. There will be assignments of bids without Owner’s prior written consent.

FURTHER INFORMATION This ad is for notice only. For full terms and conditions of bidding and sale, please request a Notice of Real Estate Sale from counsel for the Owner. Terms of the Notice shall contain and supersede any other statements or advertisements. Owner: Hartzell Industries, Inc. 2298280

ESTATE OF: MILDRED SNYDER CASE # 85008 Miami County ATTORNEY: Dennis Donnelly TERMS: Cash or Check with Proper I.D. Not Responsible for Accidents. Any Statements Made Day of Sale Supercede Statements Hereon.


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LAPTOP COMPUTER, Dell Inspiron, 6 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive, dual core processor, Windows 7, only 2 months old. All original packaging. Asking $375, (937)489-9713.


1995 OLDSMOBILE, 1 owner. 95,000 miles. Runs great! Good condition. (937)497-7220

1997 HONDA Civic EX, 4 door sedan, automatic 4 cylinder, 237,000 miles, new brakes, tires, A/C, remote start, sunroof, trailer hitch, $3,500, (937)789-8473

PULLETS, Started Rhode Island Red approaching laying age. $10 each. (937)492-8482.

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CHAIR LIFT, WHEEL Ricon electric, hydraulic for full size van, used, asking $450 OBO (937) 216-2771

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COUCH and love seat, cream color. Good condition. $100 for both. (937)335-6205

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1984 WILDERNESS, by Fleetwood, 24 foot, Good condition, new fridge, A/C, everything works, asking $3000, (937)726-5348

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AWNING CANVAS, New 21' awning canvas fits 21' frame asking 250. (937)394-7497

BEDROOM SUITES and sets, 5 available, full and queen size, 1 baby's, great condition, no mattress or boxsprings, $ 1 0 0 - $ 3 1 0 , (937)638-3212 DEHUMIDIFIER, Admiral 37, automatic, $45, (937)335-6064

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2008 FORD F150, Super crew cab, all power, back up camera, bedliner, sliding rollback cover, obo, $17,000 ( 9 3 7 ) 4 9 8 - 0 0 5 4 , (937)726-6534

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SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2012 - 9:00 AM Since we have decided to retire, we have no further need for many of our business and personal items.

CARPET, INSTALLATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT Numerous pieces of very modern carpet remnants in various sizes, colors and styles; piles of carpet samples; Badger fur area rug; various pcs of vinyl material in lots of colors and styles; some hardwood flooring; carpet installation tools; Stanley Bostrich brad nailer; Duo-Fast hardwood nailer, in case, like new; six inch heat tape seamer; carpet sculptor carver; N C carpet binder; misc carpet padding; heavy duty appliance cart; carpet and tile stripper and other items.

ANTIQUES – FUR COATS – DOLLS THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL BE SELLING IN A SECOND RING STARTING AT 10AM, SO BE PREPARED - Hayner Whiskey bottles and shot glasses; Hayner wine bottle opener (real nice); numerous pcs Fenton Opalescent Hobnail in various colors; other nice pcs of Fenton hobnail; RS Prussia dishes; Hand painted German bowls; Haviland painted plates and bowls; numerous pcs of other German china; set of four Lefton china snack set; Lefton hand painted covered bowl; Dresden Germany china; various pcs Occupied Japan; Royal Albert bone china, England, Serena pattern; Roseville #427-4 planter; Hull pottery; Hull #80 planter; Hull #69 swan planter; Gum Med pocket scales; some very old coins; numerous Barbie dolls (over 100); numerous Madame Alexander dolls; children’s dishes; numerous other dolls (over 100); Japan flo-blue tea sets; old books; hand painted tea cups; lady figure head planters; USA pottery; full set of silver plate serving pices; numerous Ertl scale toy cars; hundreds of hot wheel cars all new in the boxes; few old metal toys; complete library of James Fenimore Copper works; complete set of Harpers encyclopaedia of United States History (circa 1912); many other old books; collector spoons; doll house silverware; 1000 pc stained glass hanging lamp; three extremely nice fur coats, one is full length natural mink, one is a ¾ silver mink short coat and the third one is a raccoon fur jacket, all are size small and same as new condition.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS Lifestyle treadmill; Sentry safe, nice small size; Hyundai 3500 BTU electric generator (new in the box); two Schwinn mountain bikes, 21 speed, (like new); elec. Craftman lawn mower; marble top cadenza; Cadenza; red leather chair; amour cabinet; cedar chest; walnut lamp table; portable TV’s; small microwaves; dinning room table with 4 padded chairs; 24 foot aluminum extension ladder; step ladders; two drawer file cabinet; Royal tank sweeper; Large Kennedy tool box; Wagner airless paint sprayer, new in the box; two wheel utility cart; ceramic wet saw; skill table saw; craftsman 10” cross cut saw; 9” ban saw; outdoor lounge chairs; Werner folding step ladder; Stihl 023, 14 inch chain saw; Swisher weed eater on wheels 6.5 hp briggs engine; GO-CART, 5 hp gas power (checkout the pictures) ; gas powered scooter; Craftman wet/dry shop vac; numerous other power tools; 11 drawer wood storage cabinet; men’s full set of golf clubs; fans; jig-saw puzzles; cast iron chicken fryer with drip lid and various other items.

OWNER: TROJAN HOUSE OF CARPETS and DAVID SMITH TERMS: Cash or approved check. No out of state checks accepted. No goods removed until settled for. Everything is sold “as is”. Not responsible for accidents. Buyer number system will be used, positive ID required.

AUCTIONEER: DICK BARHORST, NEWPORT, OHIO (937-726-5499) – PAUL GEARHARDT (937-238-4647). AUCTIONEERS NOTE: As a standard feature to all our sellers and buyers, we advertise your auction on the Internet. Check this auction and many associated pictures at WWW.AUCTIONZIP.COM. Food available on site.

Dick Barhorst, Auctioneer An Associate of Emerson Wagner Realty, Co., Inc. Newport, Ohio • 937-726-5499 “WE SELL THE EARTH AND EVERYTHING ON IT!” CLIP AND SAVE




No broker or realtor fees will be paid by Owner in connection with this sale.

JEWELRY – ANTIQUES - HOUSEHOLD JEWELRY: 10k Gold Heart w/Chain; Gold Owl, 10k Gold Aqua Ring; Platinum Diamond Band, contains 9 - 0.45k Diamonds; Gold Earrings; 5 Gold Rings; Gold Cross; Charm; Sterling Pendant; Gold Ring w/Ruby; Gold Ring w/Lindy Star; Gold Ring w/Pink Stone; 14k Wedding Ring Set; 10k Gold Ring w/Ruby; Tiger Eye Earrings; 10k Gold Onyx Ring; 14k Gold Ring; 14k Pearl Earrings; 14k Gold Ring w/Diamonds; 14k Gold Pendant w/Chain and Diamond; Many Boxes of Costume Jewelry; Elgin Pocket Watch; Seiko Ladies Watch; Walthan Watch Pendant; Pulsar Ladies Watch. ANTIQUES – FURNITURE – HOUSEHOLD: Wash Stand; Ball & Claw Foot Lane Cedar Chest; Ingraham Mantel Clock; German Mantel Clock; Telechrom Electric Clock; China Cabinet, 5 Drawer Chest; 4 Draw Chest; Twin Beds; Antique Rocker; Maple Bedroom Suite – 2 Dressers, Night Stand, Twin Beds; Aireline Stereo; Maple Kitchen Table & 6 Chairs; Frigidaire Refrigerator/Freezer (2 years old); Kenmore Washer & Dryer; Microwave; Floor Lamps; 3 Cushion Sofa; Rocker Recliner; RCA TV. SMALL ITEMS: Hummels: Little Girl, Boy w/Basket, Girl Feeding 2 Ducks; Cast Iron Lamb Door Stop; Schaffer Pens; Token Holder & 2 Tokens from Piqua Dodge Taxi & Bus; All Sorts of Figurines – people, animals; birds; Piqua Fans from Groven Funeral Home; Glass Etched Basket; Glass Etched Vases; Salters; Souvenir Glass/1947 Mildred; German Depression Bowl; Hand Painted Nippon Footed Dish; Bavarian Celery Dish; Oil Lamps; Hand Painted Salt & Peppers; Collection of Cups & Saucers; Sad Iron; Purses; Older Hats; Ladies Hankies; Boxes of Material; Linens; Blankets; Pots & Pans; Corning Ware; Rainbow Sweeper; Compact Sweeper – Electra (the Pig); Small Lock Box; Table Lamps.

COMPUTER SET, Windows XP, loaded, CDROM, DSL Internet, USB. 90 day warranty on parts, $100. (937)339-2347.


& sell it in

SHOTGUN JC Higgins 410 gauge, bolt action, needs repair Free (937)846-1276

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Make a

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Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining and paying for any evidence of title they may require. Marketability shall be determined by the standards of the Ohio State Bar Association.

DIRECTIONS: On the corner of Wood & Gordon Streets, off Covington Avenue

REFRIGERATOR FROST free, $200, good condition, (937)418-4639

280 Transportation


RAT TERRIER PUPS, 3 males, have shots and wormed. Ready to go. $150, (419)236-8749.

ELECTRIC RANGE, works good, $150. (937)418-4639


The Property is being sold “as is” without warranty or representation.

510 Appliances

The Vandalia Police Division is seeking communicators to join its team of Public Safety Specialists. The non-sworn post involves public safety dispatch communications and records/clerical work. Candidates must be 18 with high school diploma or GED and reside within Montgomery or an adjacent county. Advanced education is preferred. Pay range is $17-28, DOQ; outstanding benefits included. Details, important instructions and applications are available at the Vandalia Municipal Building, 333 James E. Bohanan Memorial Drive or at w w w. v a n d a l i a o h i o . o r g . Materials due in person or by mail no later than 5 p.m. July 20. Applications NOT accepted electronically. Vandalia is an EOE and ADA compliant. City of Vandalia. (937)898-5891.

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POODLES, Miniature, Multi-Poos, Morkies, Shichons, Non shedding, make good little house pets, (419)925-4339


The bids will be reviewed and the bidders of the four (4) highest accepted bids will be notified and offered the opportunity to submit an additional bid ("Rebid"). The owner reserves the right to sell the parcels separately or together in a combination bid.


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Bids conditioned on financing or any other contingency will be rejected. Please include a cellular telephone number and mailing address.

MALTESE, Free to good home. 9 year old male dog. Best with single woman who has time for love and attention. Neutered, hair kept short, very protective, good with cats. Please call or text (419)371-0751.


Your bid should state a total bid price for either one parcel or both separately (not per acre). The bids must specify on which parcel the bid is being placed. There will be no adjustment for subsequent acreage measurements.

KITTENS, FREE! 8 weeks old, grey/white, tiger/white, healthy, litter box trained, good with kids, (937)339-8552.

Monday-Friday 7:30AM–2:00PM EOE


A bid packet will be sent to any interested party upon request.

COLLIES, 2 female, sable and white, 10 weeks, vet checked, P.O.P, 1st shots, no papers, $100, (937)448-2970

Apply in Person Allow 1 Hour for Application Process 3361 Successful Way Dayton, Ohio 45414

Full benefits package


Richard H. Wallace, Esq. c/o Elsass, Wallace, Evans, Schnelle & Co., L.P.A. 100 South Main Avenue Courtview Center, Suite 102 Post Office Box 499 Sidney, OH 45365-0499 (937) 492-6191

583 Pets and Supplies

✦ Excellent Pay ✦ Excellent Benefits



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POOL, 15ft steel leg frame pool with cover, pump, and extra filters. Used only 6 weeks. Retails $300, asking $150. (937)622-0997

Must be at least 21 years of age. Minimum 2 years CDL driving experience required.

• One year experience

THURSDAY, JULY 12, 3:00 PM FURNITURE, ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: Oak: Bookcase secretary; lg claw feet buffet; wash stand; dining table w/ boards; Cherry drop leaf table & server w/ mirrored top; walnut dresser w/ mirror; depression era vanity; piano stool; bench; rockers; tea cart; wicker rocker & loveseat; spinning wheel; yarn winder; large wooden feed box; tin & pine butter churns; seed gatherer; sausage stuffer; horse tie down; iron & brass scales;etc. CLOCKS (30): Wall Models incl: New Haven & Seth Thomas banjo’s, Williams ornate case, school house & European regulators, etc; Seth Thomas Empire half column weight clock; French wall clock w/ 4’ pendulum; several mantle clocks; Cincinnati Time Recorder, Simplex Time Recorder; Night Watchman’s clock; 9 novelty clocks; etc. Brass frame vacuum gage; black ball voting box; small wooden wheelbarrow; Berlin Flyer wooden wagon; 12 modern toy tractors & misc implements; children’s clothing; child’s tin dinnerware; Am Fostoria cake stand; Noritake Courtly stemware; 3 comforters; Stiffel lamp from Decker’s of Piqua; Vaseline chair ink well & pen holder & more! FROM THE BARN, GARAGE & WORKSHOP: JD 145 Auto, 2006, lawn tractor w/ 48” deck, 22 HP eng, sun shade & snow blade; GE E12M electric lawn tractor w/ mower deck, front & rear tote boxes & wide seat for the grandkids; Snapper 8 HP riding mower; few John Deere A parts; Ariens Rocket VII tiller; lawn roller; very good 5’x7’ diamond steel bed utility trailer by Parker of Piqua; radial arm saw; floor model drill press; power hack saw; bench grinder; Delta 12” portable planer; power hand tools & related items; few machinist’s tools; bench vises; plumber’s torch; lawn & garden tools; walnut & other lumber; shop supplies; related items. POOL TABLE: Olhausen oak pool table & accessories, in excellent cond.! 2 pool table lights. HOME FURNISHINGS: Early Am desk; computer desk; organ; cedar chest; very nice 2 yr old side by side refrig; chest freezer; Kenmore W&D; HH goods & more. NOTE: The sale of their country home & move to smaller quarters, has prompted the dispersal. Photos at

HOSPITAL BEDS (new modern style) no mattress. Computer desk and chair, desk, and dresser. (937)710-4620


American Nursing Care seeks RN's who are available evenings and weekends.

Thompson Auctioneers, Inc. 937-426-8446

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BIDDING PROCEDURE Bids to purchase the property must be in writing and will be accepted until August 15, until 11:00 a.m. eastern daylight time. Bids should be delivered by mail or in person to:

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Hard working, smiling, team players can call: (937)298-6275 ext.117

Located south of the Troy Country Club, Peters Rd., first Rd. past Club drive, turn onto Hillcrest watch for signs.

240 Healthcare

The Unit Secretary position is a casual position and is responsible to assist, organize, support and maintain all non-clinical functions of the Cardiopulmonary Services Department.

Lifetouch NSS has immediate openings for seasonal photographers to photograph students. Experience not required, we offer extensive, paid training in a fun environment. Eligible for medical, dental, ESOP. Summers, holidays off. Background check and motor vehicle record check required.

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