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Soldier who died serving his country returns to Troy

Congress ready to streamline FDA approval WASHINGTON — Mark Haman recalls his face going white when University of Minnesota doctors first told him that his bubbly 23-month-old daughter Josie might need open-heart surgery to fix a little hole in her heart. Luckily, Josie was talking and acting like her “silly” self, just hours after a far less invasive procedure using a new device that had just received government approval. See

BY DAVID FONG Executive Editor As a World War II Navy veteran who served in the South Pacific, Lee D. Hartman has seen more than his fair share of military funeral processions. Never did he think he’d have to attend one for his own grandson. “This is very difficult,” Hartman said. “It wasn’t supposed to be a young person like Jeff — it was supposed to be an old guy like me. Jeff was a great kid. He always looked after his mother. He STAFF PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER always wanted to take care of his Family and friends of Pfc. Jeffrey Rice, including his mother Sandy Wheelock and stepfather Dick mother.” Wheelock, embrace each other as they watch a dignified transfer Saturday for Rice at Wright-Patterson Hartman is the grandfather of Air Force Base. Army Private First Class Jeffrey Rice, the 2007 Troy High School The communigraduate who was killed July 19 ty lines the while serving in Kandahar, street and Afghanistan, as part of Operation around the Enduring Freedom. Rice made his Public Square final journey to Troy Saturday Saturday to morning. After arriving at Wrightshow support Patterson Air Force Base, a procesas a procession consisting of vehicles from the sion for Troy Police Department, Troy Fire Private First Department, Miami County Class Jeffrey Sheriff ’s Department and more Rice comes than 60 motorcycle riders from the through Troy. Ohio Patriot Guard led Rice to The Troy Police Baird Funeral Home. Department A public visitation for Rice will provided an be conducted from noon until 4 escort for Rice p.m. today at Baird Funeral Home. during his final Funeral services will be held at journey to

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Memorabilia big business Troy residents Al Anderson and David Lindeman will be on pins and needles this week. Well, pins, at least. And ribbons. And posters. Anderson and Lindeman — proprietors of Anderson Americana — an auction company specializing in historical and political memorabilia, will chair The American Political Items Collectors National Convention July 31 to Aug. 4 at the Crowne Plaza North Hotel in Columbus. See Valley,

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Allison Ingle and Derek Gaier will reign over the 2012 Miami County Fair after they were crowned 1 fair king and queen

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out its various activities beginning Aug. 10. Ingle, a member of the Stitchin’ Sister 4-H Club and Ears to Tails 4-H Club, participates in the fair with her cooking, sewing and market lamb projects. “Getting to meet other

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Royalty • Continued from A1 said. She is used to having a tiara to wear along with her boots and jeans. Ingle also was the lamb and wool queen at the county fair last year. She is the daughter of Andy and Tricia Ingle of Covington. Sibling rivalry also persuaded Derek Gaier to give the king’s court a run for the money. The 15-year-old Lehman Catholic High School student said it was his sister’s fair queen title that led him to try to represent the county fair. “My sister tried out and she was queen, so I tried it out, too,â€? Gaier said. “My brothers and sisters always did stuff at the fair, so when it was my turn I wanted to do 4-H too.â€? Gaier participates in trapshooting as well as living history and small engines exhibitions. He is the son of Deb and Dan Gaier of Piqua. Austin Webb was second runner-up in the King’s contest and first runner-up was Corey Shiltz. Kristina Parke was fourth runnerup, Lindsay Brookhart third runner-up, Cassandra Ingle was second runner-up and Emily Johnson was first runner-up in the Queen’s contest.

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Little royals will assist with fair week duties MIAMI COUNTY — Every fair queen and king needs a prince and princess to assist with all the royal duties during fair week. Quentin Webb was crowned prince and Maryn Gross was crowned princess at Saturday’s festivities. Webb, looking dapper in his suit — with cowboy boots, of

course — is a 7-year-old firstgrade student at Newton Elementary School. “My favorite thing about the Miami County Fair is that people can show their animals and do their best and try to win,� Webb said. “I show my gilt, and you sometimes get to win stuff.� Webb said he is looking for-

ward to the fair — which begins in 11 days. “My favorite food is sugar waffles,� Webb said. He is the son of Monica and Stewart Webb of Covington. Webb will be escorting his royal counterpart, Princess Gross, to various royal duties during fair week. Six-year-old Gross said she

enjoys showing pigs each year at the fair. “You get to show them and be the queen,� Mayrn said. “When you show pigs you always look at the judge.� Maryn, a first-grade student at Miami East Elementary School, is the daughter of Matt and Amanda Gross of Casstown.


A crowd watches a dignified transfer for Pfc. Jeffrey Rice at WrightPatterson Air Force Base Saturday, just before making his final journey to Troy.

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10:30 a.m. Monday, with Chaplain Dan Burris officiating. Military rites will follow the service. There will be no burial ceremony; cremation will follow Monday’s service. Several hundred area residents — many of them dressed in red, white and blue and waving American flags — lined the streets of Troy to welcome Rice home. One of those paying her respects was Air Force Staff Sgt. Brittany Weekly, from Englewood. While she didn’t know Rice personally, as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, she said it was important to pay her respects. “It’s extremely impor-

tant,� Weekly said. “This could have been any one of us.� Troy residents Deb and Jim Waters are long-time friends with Rice’s mother, Sandy Wheelock. They sat on a bench on the Square in Troy waiting for the procession. “We thought it was really important for people to come out (Saturday),� Deb Waters said. Rice’s grandfather said the family was truly touched by the outpouring of love and respect. “I couldn’t believe it — it made me so proud of my hometown,� said Hartman, a former Troy Postmaster General. “I hadn’t seen anything that impressive since I saw the changing of the guard at Arlington.�

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MONDAY • NOON OPTIMIST: The Troy Noon Optimist will meet at noon at the Tin Roof restaurant, 439 N. Elm St., Troy. The speaker will be Melissa Kleptz of The Troy Foundation. • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be offered from 3-7 p.m. at the Tipp City United Methodist Church, 8 W. Main St., Tipp City. Anyone who registers to give will receive an “iFocus, iChange Local Lives, the Power is in Your Hands” Tshirt and be registered to win a Ford Focus. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or call (800) 388GIVE or make an appointment at Civic agenda • The Union Township Trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Township Building, 9497 Markley Road, P.O. Box E, Laura. Call 698-4480 for more information.

TUESDAY • P.I.N.G. MEETING: P.I.N.G. Miami (Professionals In Networking Group) will have a business networking event at 11:30 a.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. The event is free, but lunch is $5 per person. • MCAS MEETING: The August Miami County Agricultural Society has been changed and will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Duke Lundgard Building. • RETIREES BREAKFAST: The BFGoodrich retirees will meet at 8 a.m. at Lincoln Square, Troy.

WEDNESDAY • CHILDREN’S CARNIVAL: The Milton-Union Public Library’s Children’s Carnival will be at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for summer reading participants. For more information, visit the library, call (937) 698-5515 or go to • PERI MEETING: The Miami County Chapter of Ohio Public Employee Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood St., Piqua. Lunch is $10, payable at the door. Reservations are needed no later than Thursday. Call Beth at 335-2771. The scheduled speaker is an OPERS health education specialist, discussing health care programs. Any area public employee


Community Calendar CONTACT US Call Melody Vallieu at 440-5265 to list your free calendar items.You can send your news by e-mail to or public employee retiree is invited to attend. • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Troy Country Club. “Celebrate Kids Day!” will be the theme. For more information, contact Kim Riber, vice president, at 339-8935. • SUPPORT GROUP: The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at Conference Room A on the lower level of the Upper Valley Medical Center, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Programs provide information and support to ostomates and their families, and are beneficial to health care professionals as well. The guest speaker for August will be Kaitlin Mikula from Hollister County. For more information, call (937) 440-4706. • PRAIRIE MOON: An August full moon walk will be offered from 8:30-10 p.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. An Aullwood naturalist will lead this relaxing, cooling night walk in the light of the Prairie Moon. • SUPPORT GROUP: The Miami Valley Troy Chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Barnhart Road, Troy. Use the entrance at the side of the building. For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at (937) 291-3332. Civic agendas • The Elizabeth Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the township building, 5710 Walnut Grove Road, Troy. • The village of West Milton Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers.

THURSDAY • DENTAL VISIT: Joy Jackson from Preferred Family Dental in North Dayton will be at the Milton-Union Public Library at 2 p.m. She will be talking to children about the importance of dental hygiene and will offer tips on flossing and keeping teeth clean. Jackson will be bringing toothbrushes and dental floss to pass out to program participants. For more information, visit the library, call (937) 6985515 or go to • ICE CREAM SOCIAL: A homemade ice cream social will be offered from 5-7 p.m. at Greenville Creek Christian Church, 5110 Buckneck Road, Bradford. The menu will include vanilla, pineapple, strawberry and chocolate ice cream, sandwiches, cake and pie and beverages. • ALUMNI LUNCH: The Staunton School alumni will meet at 11:30 am. at Friendly’s Restaurant in Troy. Graduates or anyone having attended the school are invited to participate. For more information, call 335-2859.

Author details damage done by flood in northern counties BY BETHANY J. ROYER Ohio Community Media


important in that day,” Almost a hundred years said Trostel. “The newspaago Ohio was faced with its per was the form of media, worst flood in history. The there were no radios yet, flood took 65 lives across there was obviously no telfive counties and left a evision, no cell phones, path of destructhey didn’t print tion in its wake newspaper for two while trapping days after the flood hundreds in their struck.” homes or forcing One can only to ride them imagine the down rooftops despair with elecbloated rivers not tric out, the water only in the dead of plant offline, gas night but in the out for nearly 24 TROSTEL middle of the cold hours and sporadic month of March. when it did come Putting that heart- back on, just in the city of breaking, horrific loss of Piqua, and it was cold. life and property into the “I’m talking down in the hands of the people is 20s cold,” said Trostel of Fletcher resident and pro- what began on Easter lific author, Scott D. Sunday, March 23, 1913, Trostel, with the upcoming with excessive rains. What November publication of the author states is the his 44th book, “And first ominous signs of a Through the Black Night of flood to occur with the Terror.” Piqua newspapers men“The book is designed to tioning in Monday’s publitalk about the five north- cation that the usual ern counties,” said Trostel Easter parade had not as he gave a sneak peek taken place due to rain and into his nearly completed wind, which would not let book that showcases what up until Wednesday. happened just a century Two false alarms that ago. “It gives you an idea of had previously sent locals how things played out in scrambling for the hills, did the north. You go to Dayton not help in terms of getting and say, ‘Do you know what people to leave when disashappened to the north?’ ter did in fact hit around 10 They don’t.” p.m. Monday. At that time, Having started the book the river breached the levee in January, Trostel delved and warnings sent out went deep into the history of the unheeded, to the point that counties affected by the a massive relief effort had disaster, seemingly either to be put in place to get peoforgotten or unbeknown to ple out of homes, even off many today. He explains rooftops. how the loss of transportaWithin an hour, there tion during the time, pri- are two known drownings marily public, such as city as Trostel explained of peorailway or steam railroad, ple unable to get to a sechad an enormous impact ond floor or onto a roof top. on the communities of By the following mornSidney, Piqua, Troy, Tipp ing a total of 35 are known City, Greenville, New to be dead. Madison, Gettysburg, What follows are the Urbana, Bellefontaine, type of stories one would West Liberty, DeGraff, Port expect to read in a horror Jefferson, Ft. Loramie, fiction book or see in a disNewport, Lockington and aster movie. Covington. “There were whole fami“When they went down, lies that drowned in Piqua,” there was no commerce, no said Trostel, as he shared groceries being moved into the story of a family of six town, no goods to sell in the in a rescue boat that capstores, they went down,” sized and three of the four explained Trostel, giving a children drowning. While mere glimpse into the another boat with four on impending chaos that board spilled a 6-year-old would ensue as communi- girl and a Piqua attorney ties were cut off, electricity who had volunteered to lost, bridges destroyed or help rescue people. heavily damaged. “That They both drowned. was it. There were no high- While a couple with their ways, there were over a 100 infant left their home as it bridges gone in Miami floated off its foundation County.” and took sanctuary in their Piqua was the largest grocery store behind the city to the north of Dayton house that likewise came at the time of the flood, off of its foundation. The boasting a population of family improvised a 13,399, and it was the first makeshift bridge two times town to be witness to disas- before they found safety in ter, according to Trostel a nearby barn, only for it who used information too to be flooded off its foungathered from the Shelby dation, forcing them to ride County Historical Society, it through the flood. the Piqua Public Library “Some of these people history department, post- sat out on the roof, in the cards, private collections rain and cold, for up to 40 and newspapers — the lat- hours,” said Trostel, showter with headlines declar- ing pictures of the disaster, ing death, disaster, thou- such as people on a railroad sands homeless and a des- bridge trying to lasso peoperate call for aid. ple out of water running “Headlines were fairly with so much force that it

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Scott D. Trostel’s 44th book, “And Through the Black Night of Terror,” is slated for release in November. flipped railroad tracks, making them look like picket fences in the distance. More than 2,500 Piqua residents are left homeless with more than 1,000 homes destroyed in the region. They lost possessions, businesses, and loved ones. “They were all gone,” said Trostel. Gone and later found, as many bodies were found between Farrington and Eldean Roads due to “islands” in the river that would catch debris. “It took about six weeks to find all the drowning victims,” said Trostel. Word was put out to the Dayton coroner to be on the lookout for area victims, that if he had any unidentified bodies to call, “He called for two, but neither were Miami County people.” When asked what compelled him to write about the 1913 flood Trostel replied that while a great deal of the information is

out there, “it has never been told, there’s an awful lot that I do try to tell.” This includes the bravery during the flood, such as two local men who received the Carnegie Medal for Heroism as a result of their actions. Two would also receive the medal in Troy and two from West Liberty. “Communities that had avoided some portion of the flood, they rallied to the aid of people, sending in relief supplies, food, clothes, there was no government aid,” explained Trostel pointing to a picture of a long line of horses pulling wagons loaded with goods, transversing supplies from one train to another to get to those stricken by disaster. Trostel’s book is more than 175 pages in length and contains more than 120 photographs with 14 maps and a list of those who perished in the disaster. The book touches on not just Piqua but other communities such as Troy that was 75 percent flooded. “I’m surprised more people did not die in Troy,” said Trostel as, by Tuesday morning, March 25, the flood waters in the Piqua area had peaked, leveling off in the afternoon and starting to slowly drop but the misery had only begun. One will have to read the book to understand the full extent of the disaster that struck the north and the time it would take for the region to fully recover. For more information visit http://1913floodbook. com.



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Question: Will you be watching the 2012 Summer Olympics? Watch for final poll results in next Sunday’s Miami Valley Sunday News.

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

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP The Jerusalem Post on American Jew’s identity: A new type of Jewish identity is on the rise. As with more classic forms of Jewish identity, such as adherence to the strictures of tradition, involvement in Jewish communal functions and Jewish scholarship, this new form of Jewish identity might also help ensure Jewish continuity by preventing intermarriage and providing positive reasons for wanting to remain a part of the Jewish people. This new form of Jewish identity is called “attachment to Israel” and it is strengthening among young U.S. Jews — a segment of the American Jewish population previously thought to be the most alienated from and indifferent to the Jewish state. Those are the findings of a recent survey commissioned by the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring, an American organization first established by Bundists in 1900 that today focuses on promoting Jewish social justice. U.S. Jews aged 35 and under have become substantially more attached to Israel than those aged 34 to 44, according to the survey, conducted on the Internet in late April and early May among 1,000 Jews who are neither Orthodox nor day school alumni. This marks a turnaround in the downward slide in young people’s attachment to Israel most famously lamented by American pundit Peter Beinart. The research measured attachment to Israel through a composite index based on two questions: “How emotionally attached are you to Israel?” And: “To what extent do you see yourself as pro-Israel.” The survey seems to show that young American Jews without a strong background in Jewish education or an Orthodox upbringing are finding an alternative way to identify as Jews: through their attachment to Israel. What explains this rise in attachment to Israel among younger American Jews? “In all likelihood, the cumulative impact of Birthright Israel in bringing so many young Jews to Israel may be coming to the fore,” said Prof. Steven M. Cohen, one of the researchers who conducted the survey. … Over a decade ago, a combined Israeli-American endeavor was launched that has become probably the most successful Jewish identity project of recent decades: Birthright Israel. Cohen refers to it as the “Birthright Bump.” The Telegraph, London, on Hillary Clinton’s visit to Egypt: Hillary Clinton had to tread a delicate diplomatic line during her visit to Egypt. Calling on Mohamed Morsi just two weeks after he became the country’s first democratically elected president, the U.S. Secretary of State urged him to open a dialogue with the military as a way to full civilian rule. She conveyed a similar message to Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. The two sides are at loggerheads over the Islamist-dominated parliament, which was dissolved by the Supreme Constitutional Court last month on the grounds that a third of its members were elected illegally. Morsi, whose Muslim Brotherhood allies hold many of the seats, has issued a decree calling it back into session. Washington’s attitude toward this volatile situation is ambivalent. While it approves of the general direction of travel toward democracy, it remains wary of the Brotherhood’s radicalism and sees the military, at least for the time being, as a restraining force. Any leverage it has comes from it being the main supplier of foreign aid, which was resumed in March after a five-month suspension and amounts to an annual $1.5 billion, including $1.3 billion of military equipment. A further $1 billion, promised by the Obama administration last year, has yet to be delivered. Yet, as a long-time ally of Hosni Mubarak, America is still viewed with deep suspicion by the Brotherhood, and the military have repeatedly shown that they will not bow to pressure from across the Atlantic. Trying to force the pace of reconciliation between the two sides will simply prove counter-productive. All Washington can do is to encourage dialogue within a deeply fractured polity. In pursuit of that goal, Clinton’s two-day visit to Cairo was timely.

THEY SAID IT “I was scared. I was frightened when he went over. But he would always tell me, ‘I’ll be OK, Mom.’ He was so proud of what he was doing. I knew that’s what he wanted to do. On the inside, I didn’t want him to go, but I wasn’t going to stand in his way.” — Sandy Wheelock, mother of Army Private First Class Jeffrey Rice, a 2007 Troy High School graduate who was killed July 19 in Afghanistan “He was a big dude, but he was a softy.” — Ali Rice, niece of Pfc. Rice “He was a good kid. I’ve known him since he was a little kid, and that’s all he talked about, was joining the service. It’s all he ever wanted to do as long as I’ve known him. He just liked being in the service.” — Troy resident Rosemary Frey, on Pfc. Rice

A long-overdue goodbye — and a big thanks Twelve long years. That’s how long our friendship has lasted. Sometimes you just have no choice, though. Friends that you met when you were younger don’t have the same priorities as you age — they want to keep having fun and all the attention on them, not caring that you’re building a family that needs to be able to depend on you … and your friend. And even though, in the past four or five years, that relationship has become terribly one-sided, with me being forced to give and give more and more and getting nothing but stress, headaches, fear and an empty wallet for my troubles, it was still pretty hard to say goodbye. Well, until I met my new friend, that is. Naturally, I’m talking about my car. Back in early 2000, my first car — which I bought used and had a laundry list of problems almost immediately, making me swear I’d never buy used again — was mercifully totalled, leading me to go car shopping. And so it was that I began my friendship with my 1999 Saturn, which only had 15 miles on it when I drove it off the lot. I was the only one to even give it a test drive, you see. I was 23 then, and for years, that

Josh Brown Sunday Columnist car was exactly what I needed and wanted. It wasn’t big ( I cannot stand driving trucks, vans or big boat sedans even), it wasn’t made for hauling a bunch of people or things around (I only needed to get myself places) and it didn’t misbehave. I’ve never really enjoyed driving — it’s a necessary evil until someone finally is smart enough to invent a Star Trek-style teleporter — so all I needed was a car to get me from A to B reliably. And it was perfect. But it got angry with me for not keeping up the maintenance — a hard lesson to learn, but one that I vowed never to ignore again — but our friendship was never the same. I tried and tried to show that it could count on me, but I got nothing in return. Unless you count being left dead on the side of the road after the alternator crapped out. Or stuck

while needing to leave to cover a game for work because the starter gave up. Even though I’d paid the car off in full in 2006 — which is an AWESOME feeling — the repair bills that came once a year, once every couple of months and then just too rapid-fire to handle at all without help just took their toll. And, most recently, the transmission became the most recent problem, leading me to finally cave in and admit that saving the friendship just wasn’t worth it. Let me tell you what. As great a feeling it is to fully pay off a car that you bought brand new, it’s emasculating to go out in search of a new one with credit like mine in today’s market, to know that you’re still being punished for the mistakes of your youth. To all you kids out there, DON’T get credit cards! Stick to debit and money you actually already have! Luckily, I’ve learned that harsh lesson, too, and won’t ever make it again. But my mom wouldn’t let me sit and wallow in misery. She let me borrow her car while I looked, and my stepdad Roger not only got me off my butt and out looking again, but he threw down a down payment for me once we found something, too. And

with my credit the way it is, my dad cosigned for my new car — and the amazing people at Bill Marine in Springfield not only got me approved, but got me a phenomenal rate and saved me mountains of money. Without mom, dad and Roger and the Bill Marine crew, I would have been stuck in a dead-end relationship that would have surely left me dead on the road at some point in the all-too-near future. But thanks to them, I found a new friend, one that’s perfect for the person I am now — a married man looking to start a family in the next couple years. My new pal is roomy yet still compact, so I feel more than comfortable driving it. It’s safe. It’s affordable and fills the hole in my budget that moving to a cheaper place opened up perfectly. And it will be dependable for a long, long time, maybe even more than 12 years this time. I knew I’d have to say goodbye sometime. And it wasn’t nearly as hard as I figured it would be. More importantly, though, thanks to everyone who helped me say hello to my new car.


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Columbus artist Curtis Goldstein works on a 15-foot-high mural that represents the past, present and future of the Idora Neighborhood on the wall of former Park Inn on Glenwood Avenue in Youngstown July 20. The YNDC selected Goldstein from about 20 to 30 artists who applied to paint the mural.

Youngstown mural celebrates neighborhood YOUNGSTOWN (AP) — Those traveling south on Glenwood Avenue are greeted by a 90-foot-long by 15foot-high mural that represents the past, present and future of the Idora Neighborhood. Curtis Goldstein of Columbus finished painting the mural July 20, after working on it for three weeks, on the north wall of the former Park Inn/Mystic nightclub building on the northwest corner of Glenwood and Parkview avenues. “We wanted to have something beautiful and exciting to showcase the neighborhood,” said Liberty Merrill, program coordinator of the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., a neighborhood revitalization agency that has focused much attention on the Idora Neighborhood. The YNDC selected

Goldstein from about 20 to 30 artists who applied to paint the mural, Merrill said. Goldstein who has painted about 20 public murals including in Columbus, Marysville, Reynoldsburg, Glendale and Newark received $15,000 for the Youngstown painting. The mural on the 2622 Glenwood Ave. building includes depictions of the former Wild Cat roller coaster at Idora Park, Lanterman’s Mill in Mill Creek MetroParks, a young girl who lives in the community blowing bubbles with the bubbles floating past a group of local residents and ending at a community garden. “The past is behind the girl and the bubbles flow toward the future of the area,” Goldstein said. Goldstein said he’s a “little worried and nervous about what people will

think” of the mural, but hopes it “builds confidence and pride” in the community. “When they see it, I hope they feel that good things will happen,” he said. “Also, I hope it inspires businesses to improve and possibly attract businesses” to the area. The former Park Inn/Mystic nightclub building is owned by Ronald Donofrio, who operates Organized Space, a custombuilt cabinet business, at the location. Donofrio is making interior and exterior improvements to the building. The Idora Neighborhood is bounded by Old Furnace and Canfield roads, Mill Creek MetroParks and Glenwood Avenue. “The mural helps draw attention to the great things in the neighborhood,” Merrill said..

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NANCY LOU WINTROW TROY — Nancy Lou Wintrow, 82, of 1046 Meadow Lane, Troy, Ohio, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at Hospice of Dayton. She was born Dec. 4, 1929, in Troy, and was preceded in death by her parents, Hobart and Marguerite (Dye) Welbaum. Nancy is survived by her husband of 55 years, Herbert Wintrow; one daughter and son-in-law, Melissa Wintrow and Brad Sneed of Boise, Idaho; one son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Kari Witnrow of Grove City; two grandchildren,

TROY — WACO Historical Society will be hosting a seminar for adults who are considering acting as a coach or an assistant coach for a First LEGO League Robotics team. The areas to be covered are an overview of the FLL season, competition requirements, what it takes to be a coach, introduction to programming and tips for your team. The seminar will be held at the WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25-A from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 18. The seminar is free,

Veterans to be honored MIAMI COUNTY — The Piqua-Lewis Boyer National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter announced that on June 25, the Korean War Commemoration Committee launched “The Year of the Korean War

and card making for her family and friends. She was a 1948 graduate of Troy High School. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, with visitation one hour prior to the service, from 1-2 p.m. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www-fisher-cheney

Emily and Jacob Wintrow; three brothers and sisters-inlaw, Phillip (Vivian) Welbaum of Troy, Gilbert (Phyllis) Welbaum of Troy and Gary (Inez) Welbaum WINTROW of Troy; and one sister, Janet Thompson of Piqua. She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. Nancy loved gardening, photography, decorating her home for the holidays



• Joy J. Monnin TIPP CITY — Joy J. Monnin, age 75, of Tipp City, Ohio, died Friday, July 2, after a brief illness. Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, Aug. 1, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 753 S. Hyatt Street, Tipp City. Arrangements are entrusted to Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City.

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Sidney. He loved hunting, fishing and playing cards with family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, with the Rev. Philip Chilcote officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco. Friends and family may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Wilson Memorial Hospice, 1081 Fairington Drive, Sidney, OH 45365 in Ronald’s memory. Online memories may be expressed to the family at www.theadams

Sidney, Tony (Tammy) Vaughn of Sidney and Shane Vaughn of Brazil, Ind.; stepchildren, Rebecca (Jerry) Thomas of Seattle, Wash., Kathleen (Doug) Spain of Troy, Andrew (Sarah) Pequignot of Barry, Texas, John Anthony (Vicki) Pequignot of Aurora, Ill, and Julie (Todd) Deeter of Versailles; one brother, Leonard Vaughn of Newport, Ky.; one sister, Sue Beshears of Somerset, Ky.; 20 grandchildren; and 21 greatgrandchildren. Ronald was preceded in death by one brother, Donald. Ronald retired from Wagner Manufacturing in

SIDNEY — Ronald D. “Slim” Vaughn, age 72, of 1053 Riverbend Blvd., Sidney, passed away, Friday, July 27, 2012, at 2:04 p.m. at Dorothy Love VAUGHN Retirement Center surrounded by his loving family. Ronald was born May 4, 1940, in Nancy, Ky., the son of the late Adrian Vaughn and Delphia Dalton Smallwood, who survives in Somerset, Ky. Ronald was married to Patricia (Fahnestock) Vaughn and she preceded him in death. Surviving are his children, Rhonda Vaughn of Houston, David Vaughn of


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fice of all, saving Yowler, whom Shaffer described as the love of his nephew’s life. “In moments of crisis, true character comes out,” he said. “His immediate response was to protect the woman he loved.”


in San Antonio on the same day to remember Jessica Ghawi. More funerals are set for next week. When gunfire broke out in the Aurora, Colo., theater, McQuinn, 27, dove in front of his girlfriend, Samantha Yowler, and was shot three times. Yowler, who was shot in the knee and survived, arrived at McQuinn’s funeral on crutches Saturday and wept quietly with his parents and other family during the funeral. Neither she nor his parents addressed mourners at the Maiden Lane Church of God. Pastor Herb Shaffer, who is also McQuinn’s


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• GOLF: Troy High School will be holding boys golf tryouts at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 6 at Miami Shores. Golfers must have current emergency medical and physical forms completed, and a current Miami Shores junior membership is also required. Contact head coach Ty Mercer at (937) 524-9060 with questions. • HOLE-IN-ONE: Curtis Inman recently scored a hole-in-one at Homestead Golf Course. The ace came on the 165-yard hole No. 2 using a 7-iron. • HOLE-IN-ONE: Pete Vagedes recently hit a hole-in-one at Homestead Golf Course. His feat came on the 195-yard hole No. 15 using a 5-iron. • TENNIS: Troy High School will host a girls tennis camp for its varsity and JV players in grades 9-12. The camp will be from 9:30-11 a.m. Aug. 1-3 at the Troy High School Tennis Courts. • FOOTBALL: The Troy Athletics Dept. is selling 2012 season football reserved seats, reserved parking passes and other 2012-2013 Athletics Dept. passes. Passes can be purchased in the High School Athletics Dept. office, or an order form explaining all of the purchasing options can be accessed on the school district website at and using the Athletics Dept. link. • GOLF: The Troy High School baseball team will hold its anual benefit golf scramble at 1 p.m. Aug. 25 at Troy Country Club. The cost is $75 per golfer, which includes green fees, a golf cart, catered dinner and a cash bar. Please register by Aug. 17. For more information, e-mail Ty Welker at

Twin thumpings Indians fall in 2nd straight rout MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Samuel Deduno pitched seven strong innings for his second major league win and Josh Willingham hit his 27th homer of the season, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 12-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night. Deduno (2-0) allowed two hits and struck out a career-high six in his fourth big league start. Alexi Casilla drove in four runs for the Twins, who routed the Indians for AP PHOTO the second consecutive night after Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Justin Masterson delivers dur- being swept three games in ing the first inning against the Minnesota Twins Saturday in Chicago. Cleveland starter Justin Minneapolis.

Masterson (7-9) allowed 10 runs eight earned over 5 2-3 innings. The Indians are 6-10 since the AllStar break. Denard Span, Ben Revere and Willingham each drove in two runs for Minnesota, which has outscored Cleveland 23-5 in the first two games of the weekend series. Deduno opened the game by giving up a single to Shin-Soo Choo, who scored to give the Indians the lead. But Deduno shut down Cleveland’s lineup after the first, retiring 17 of the next 21 batters he faced.

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mer prevented Gruden from working with the offense to learn his system. The lockout was lifted for one day during the draft in April, so some players were able to get copies of the new offense to share. Former No. 2 quarterback Jordan Palmer took the lead in teaching the new plays to the offense during voluntary workouts until the lockout ended. Then, there were some crazy days as the Bengals got Dalton ready to start and the rest of the offense up to speed on the slim playbook.

It’s always frustrating and sad to see a company be rewarded for treating its customers poorly. But on this scale in this modern age? It’s unacceptable. And yet NBC — which scored the exclusive broadcast rights in the United States for the 2012 London Olympic Games — has gone beyond even cheating its own viewers. It offended the organizers of the Opening Ceremonies and the host country — maybe even more than the American version of Borat, Mitt Romney, did — by inexplicably editing out possibly the most moving part of the show to do the worst thing any network possibly could … allow Ryan Seacrest to be on TV. Alright, maybe that last bit is going a little far. Still, there is no denying that NBC’s conscious and deliberate choice to edit out a roughly four-minute-long contemporary dance routine choreographed by Akram Khan set to Emile Sande singing the song “Abide With Me.” Instead of the visually stunning, emotionally moving and simply incredible performance, American viewers were “treated” to a bland interview between Seacrest and swimmer Michael Phelps — who, between the two of them showed even less personality than Queen Elizabeth II did when her own country’s athletes made their way through the stadium during the Parade of Nations (she looked ready to fall asleep). Why would NBC cut one of the best parts which may or may not be a tribute to the victims of a terrorist bombing in London shortly after the city was awarded the Games — of the amazing Opening Ceremony? They aren’t saying. Not that they care, either. NBC got the only thing it wanted out of the ceremony. Tons of TV viewers. According to an AP story, 40.7 million people watched NBC’s primetime coverage of the Opening Ceremony, breaking the old record of 39.8 million who watched the opening of the 1996 Atlanta summer Olympics, and topping the 36 million that saw the horrifically-overrated Beijing ceremony in 2008. And how did NBC get those numbers? By refusing to stream the ceremony over the Internet when it was actually happening. I get the motivation — force people to watch in primetime so you can charge more to potential advertisers — but that just makes me even more sick.

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Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart fields a ground ball and throws to put out Colorado Rockies’ Jordan Pacheco to end the first inning in Denver on Saturday.

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Lochte smokes Phelps in 400 IM Ryan Lochte turned his much-anticipated duel with Michael Phelps into a blowout, pulling away to win the Olympic 400-meter individual medley by more than 3 seconds Saturday night. Even more stunning: Phelps didn’t win any medal at all. See Page A9.

Dragons Lair EASTLAKE — The Lake County Captains held off a Dayton ninth-inning comeback bid and defeated the Dragons 6-5 on Saturday night. The Dragons trailed 6-0 after four innings and 6-2 after eight, but they rallied in the ninth before falling short in the opener to a three-game series.

DENVER — The Cincinnati Reds fought their way back from an early 3-0 deficit — then survived a ninth-inning scare with the tying runs on in scoring position — holding on for their ninth consecutive victory by defeating the Colorado Rockies 9-7 Saturday night in Denver.

Johnny Cueto (13-5) picked up his 13th win of the season despite giving up five runs on 10 hits over six innings of work. Aroldis Chapman earned his 21st save despite the troublesome ninth inning. Ryan Ludwick, Todd Frazier and Drew Stubbs all hit solo homers to tie the game at 3-3, but the Rockies regained a one-

run lead in the third inning. The Reds then scored four in the top of the fifth to take the lead for good, the big blow being a two-run double by Brandon Phillips that scored both Cozart and Stubbs. Scott Rolen added a solo homer in the sixth, and Ludwick hit his second of the game in the eighth.

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Dalton liking his options CINCINNATI (AP) — More plays to pick. More route variations for receivers. When he gets into the huddle during training camp, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has many more options at his fingertips nowadays. It’s a lot different than a year ago. Dalton and the rest of the Bengals were learning a new offense on the run last year during training camp, which was shortened by the NFL’s lockout. Cincinnati hired offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and installed his West Coast-style passing game, something that

was new to the whole team. Somehow, they made it work well enough to reach the playoffs as a wild card despite having a rookie quarterback in Dalton and rookie receiver A.J. Green. Both made the Pro Bowl with their unexpectedly strong showings. They feel like they’re actually working out of a playbook this training camp. “We can put in more stuff,” Dalton said before practice on Saturday. “We can all basically do whatever we want with some of the guys.” It’s a quantum leap. The NFL lockout last sum-

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Lewis ties things up on last hole at Evian Masters said Lewis, who equaled the course record in her opening round. “I shot 63 the first day, so I know I can play good out here. I’m not too worried about it.” Park, who was three shots behind Lewis in third place overnight, had four birdies and two bogeys for a 70. Karrie Webb (67), Natalie Gulbis (68) and 17year-old amateur Hyo Joo Kim (69) of South Korea were one shot behind the leaders. “Amazingly, it was my

PARIS (AP) — American Stacy Lewis made a birdie on the last hole to share the lead with South Korea’s Inbee Park after the third round of the Evian Masters on Saturday. Lewis, who is chasing her third LPGA Tour title of the year, had a 1-over 73 to finish the day at 11 under. The overnight leader had two bogeys and a double bogey on the back nine before a birdie on the 18th. “I feel like I’m still in the tournament, and just got to make some putts tomorrow,”

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best round of the week, but probably not my best ballstriking day,” said Webb, the 2006 Evian winner, after making six birdies. “I made a couple of nice long ones.” Gulbis, the 2007 champion, had an eagle on the ninth hole. “The change in my round (was) that I eagled nine,” Gulbis said. “So that definitely turned my round in the right direction.” Cristie Kerr had a 67 to finish two shots back. A light rain started in the morning, followed by a

heavy downpour at lunchtime. But Kerr played through the worst of the weather. “I played great,” Kerr said. “Really just started raining a lot and became hard to make your normal swing.” • Canadian Open ANCASTER, Ontario — Robert Garrigus broke the 54-hole scoring record at the Canadian Open that was first set more than a halfcentury ago by Arnold Palmer. Now he needs to finish

like the King. On rain-softened greens that took the bite out of Hamilton Golf & Country Club, Garrigus combined his power with some timely putts for a 6-under 64 on Saturday that gave him a one-shot lead over William McGirt, who lost ground despite a 66. Scott Piercy had a 67 and was another shot behind. • Senior British Open TURNBERRY, Scotland — Bernard Langer shot a 4under 66 to take a one-

stroke lead over Fred Couples heading into the final round of the Senior British Open. Langer, the 2010 winner at Carnoustie, had a 7under 203 total on Turnberry’s Ailsa Course. Couples, making his first appearance in the event, had a 64. Peter Fowler was 5 under after a 65, and John Cook, Barry Lane and second-round Gary Hallberg followed at 5 under. John Cook and Barry Lane shot 66, and Hallberg had a 73.

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The Tipp City Flames 13U baseball team recently competed at the Ohio State USSSA Tournament in Columbus in the AAA Division, winning its third state title. The Flames also won the Memorial Day Bash Tournament in Centerville earlier in the season. The team is: front, from left — Cade Donaldson, Clay Barney, Quenten Williams, Josh Wildermuth, and Cade Rogers. Back, from left — Austin Subler, Hayden Kotwica, Bradley Calhoun, Aaron Hughes, Nathan Stogdill and Seth Clayton. The Flames are coached by Ryan Rogers, Brent Hughes, Don Wildermuth, and Chris Calhoun. For those interested in trying out for the 2013 season, contact Brent Hughes at (937) 232-7408.

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PSU covered to handle lawsuits WASHINGTON (AP) — Penn State is adequately covered to handle lawsuits stemming from the sexual abuse scandal that has enveloped the campus, its president said, repeating that the university hopes to settle many of them “as quickly as possible” even though its insurer has sought to limit claims. Rodney Erickson told CBS’s “Face the Nation” program in an interview taped for broadcast Sunday that the university has general liability coverage like any institution of its size. “We believe that we are adequately covered,” he said in a clip posted Saturday on the program’s website. “In addition to that, we hope to be able to settle as many of these cases as quickly as possible,” Erickson said. “We don’t want to, if at all possible, drag victims through another round of court cases and litigation. If we can come to an agreement with them, with their attorneys, we believe that would be the

best possible outcome in this whole very, very difficult, tragic situation.” Retired assistant footcoach Jerry ball Sandusky was convicted last month of abusing 10 boys over 15 years in one of the worst scandals in sports history. Penn State’s general liability insurer sought last week to deny or limit coverage for Sanduskyrelated claims. P e n n s y l v a n i a Manufacturers’ Association Insurance argued that Penn State withheld key information needed to assess risk. In a memo filed in court in Philadelphia, the company argued that Penn State failed to disclose that it had information about Sandusky that “was material to the insurable risk assumed by PMA.” The company, which has long insured the university, also argued that its policies after March 1, 1992, were amended to exclude “abuse or molestation” and that coverage for such behavior is excluded as a matter of public policy in Pennsylvania.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Brad Keselowski planted an emphatic kiss on the yard of bricks at the finish line, becoming the first driver to celebrate a win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series. Elliott Sadler was fuming, certain that he should have been celebrating instead. Keselowski took the lead when Sadler was penalized for jumping a late restart, then held on to win a controversial finish to the inaugural Nationwide race Saturday at the historic 2.5-mile track. Keselowski said winning at Indy was special because of the track’s tradition. “I’m glad to be some small part of that,” Keselowski. Sadler passed Keselowski on a restart with 18 laps to go, but officials ruled that Sadler went too early and black-flagged him. Sadler stayed on the track for several laps, apparently hoping officials would reconsider the penalty, before finally coming in with 12 laps to go and giving up the lead to Keselowski. An agitated Sadler said Keselowski spun his tires on the restart — a brief loss of traction that would slow Keselowski down — and Sadler said he had no other choice but to surge forward because cars were stacking up behind him. “You tell me what the protocol is if the leader beats me to the restart line — which he did — and it’s on video just as clear as day, and then he spins his tires,” Sadler said. “It’s just like missing a shift. Do I stop and wait for him to get his shift right or do I stop and let him get his tires? Oh, yeah, by the way, I’m getting pushed by the 3 car, who’s also getting pushed by the 43 car.” Keselowski said he hadn’t seen a replay, but his perception at the time was that Sadler was far enough ahead to justify the penalty.


Brad Keselowski, center, celebrates his win at the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race by kissing the yard of bricks at the start-finish line of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday in Indianapolis. “They just want it to be close and fair,” Keselowski said. “It was obvious that (Sadler) beat us by more than that. That’s NASCAR’s call.” Sam Hornish Jr. was second, followed by Ty Dillon, Denny Hamlin and Austin Dillon. The Dillon brothers are the grandsons of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress; Ty was making only his second career Nationwide start. “I have to say congratulations to Ty after kicking my butt,” Austin Dillon said. “That was pretty impressive.” Sadler finished 15th but held on to the Nationwide points lead. He leads Austin Dillon by one point. “It’s hard to recover from stuff like this,” Sadler said. “We’re trying to rebound, but today, my heart was definitely ripped out of my chest and I don’t know why, and I still don’t know why right now.” Danica Patrick’s day ended early after she collided with Reed Sorenson on lap 39. It was another strong run for Hornish as the 2006 Indianapolis 500 winner is trying to rebuild his racing

reputation after a couple of rough seasons racing stock cars. Hornish was happy to see his Penske Racing teammate win, but disappointed he wasn’t the one in victory lane. “I guess if there’s a guy I can handle losing to, it’s Brad,” Hornish said. “But I want to win. To be that close, it would have been nice to be able to do that. There’s always next week, but there’s never a chance to win the inaugural (Indy) Nationwide race again.” Kyle Busch dominated the first half of the race, but got shuffled back in the field during a round of pit stops on lap 63 and Hornish took the lead. Keselowski then passed Hornish for the lead with 29 laps to go, and a caution came out shortly afterward. Busch was fourth on the subsequent restart but spun out right after the race went green. He managed to avoid major damage but lost his shot at the win. Sadler then shot past Keselowski on a restart with 18 laps to go but Sadler was black flagged for jumping the start. With his crew pleading with NASCAR officials,

Sadler stayed on the track instead of coming into the pits to serve the penalty. Sadler finally came in with 12 laps to go, fuming over the radio to his crew as he gave up the race lead and handed it back to Keselowski. Adding Nationwide to Indy was part of an effort by officials to drum up interest and boost sagging attendance at the Brickyard 400. Indianapolis also added a Grand Am Series sports car race on the track’s infield road course on Friday. But the addition of Nationwide to the weekend schedule didn’t prove to be an immediate hit with fans, as the grandstands were largely empty Saturday. Officials estimated attendance at 40,000. Any fans who came to see Patrick race didn’t get to see much of her. Patrick appeared to tap Sorenson’s back bumper going into Turn 1, causing the back end of Sorenson’s car to slide sideways. Sorenson nearly saved it, but his left-front wheel got into the infield grass, causing him to spin out. Patrick then hit Sorenson’s car, causing heavy damage.

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) 875-0492. • SOFTBALL: The MiltonUnion 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) 875-0492. • SOFTBALL: Upcoming tryouts for the Miami Couny Blaze fastpitch softball (at Lowry Complex in West Milton) 10U,

12U, and 14U teams are 911:30 a.m. on Aug. 11 and from noon-1:30 p.m. Aug. 12, while tryouts for the 16U and 18U teams are from noon-1:30 p.m. Aug. 11 and from 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 12. Contact Curt at 8750492 or for more information. • SOFTBALL: College Exposure fastpitch tryouts for the Miami County Blaze will be held from 6-8 p.m. July 26th at Lowry Complex in West Milton. The tryout is open to all girls ages 16-18 years old from any team (not only for Blaze girls) interested in playing a few weekends in the fall at college showcase events. For questions or more info, contact Curt at 8750492 or • RUNNING: The Piqua Optimist Club’s fourth annual Bob Mikolajewski Memorial 5K Run & Walk will be held at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at Piqua High School’s Alexander Stadium. Go online to to

download the event registration flyer. Runners and walkers should pre-register by mail postmarked before Aug. 6 to ensure a race T-shirt. Online registration is also available through However, race day registration will also be available starting at 7:15 a.m. The cost to participate in the event is $15, and prizes will be awarded to the overall and age category winners. • GOLF: The Lehman Catholic High School Athletic Boosters will be holding their annual golf outing on Aug. 12 at Shelby Oaks Golf Club in Sidney. This year's event will be a four-person scramble format (make your own team). The fee is $95 per person. Lunch is at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. For more information, please contact D. Jay Baird at (937) 492-0184 or Dave Proffitt at (937) 726-0613. • SUBMIT-A-TIP: To submit an item to the Troy Daily News sports section, please contact Josh Brown at or Colin Foster at

Tips ■ CONTINUED FROM 13 • BASEBALL: Registrations are being accepted for the 2012 Frosty Brown Fall Batting League. The senior fall batting league will run from Aug. 27-Oct. 15, the live pitching league will run from Aug. 28-Oct. 15 and the 10-12-year-old fall batting league will begin Sept. 8 and end in October. For more information, contact Frosty or Connie Brown at (937) 339-4383 or visit the website • BASEBALL: Tryouts for Troy Post 43 will be at noon Aug. 1819 at Duke Park, with registration at 11:30 a.m. PLayers may not turn 19 prior to Jan. 1, 2013. Bring your own catcher’s gear, gloves and bats. For more information, contact Frosty Brown at (937) 399-4383 or by e-mail at • SOFTBALL: The Cannon Fastpitch organization is conducting tryouts for 2013. The tryouts for 8u will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug. 11 and 18. Tryouts for 10u are on Aug. 11 and 12, then again on Aug. 18

and 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The tryouts for 12u are on Aug. 11, 12, 18 and 19 from noon to 2 p.m. 14u tryouts will be held on Aug. 11 and 12 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tryouts for 16u and 18u are scheduled for Aug. 11, 12, 18 and 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tryouts are going to be held at the Covington High School softball field. For additional information, contact Shon Schaffer at (937) 418-9651 or at • SOCCER: Registrations are still being accepted for the Troy Recreation Department’s Youth Fall Soccer Program. The program is for youth entering grades 1 and 2. Practices begin in early August and games begin in early September. Register online now at troyrecdept/. Teams will be finalized within the next two weeks. For more information, please call the Recreation Department at (937) 339-5145. • PHYSICALS: Newton High School has made plans to offer all student-athletes grades 6-11 the

chance to receive their required annual physical for the 2012-13 school year. Dr. Kent Booher will provide his services beginning at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 in the high school locker rooms. The charge will be $15. Call 676-2002 to schedule an appointment and pick up the paperwork, which require parental signature. • OFFICIATING CLASSES: The West Central Ohio Football Officials Association will conduct a training program for individuals interested in becoming licensed high school football officials. The training class will be sanctioned by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Classes will be held on Monday and Thursday evenings Aug. 6-30 at the Upper Valley JVS Applied Tech Center in Piqua. There will be a $75 fee, which covers all materials. Students will be able to work games this fall. Interested individuals should contact Russ Thayer (937-335-0715) or Mark Thompson (937-658-1880). Registration must be completed by July 30. • SOFTBALL: The Miami County Flames 2013 fastpitch


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Manning shines in workout ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning’s first full practice in pads in 18 months drew rave reviews from his coaches and teammates and at least one suggestion that his health is no longer even an issue. Manning put on an aerial show with Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker and others Saturday morning in the latest milestone to his comeback from a nerve injury that cost him all of last season and led to his release from the Indianapolis Colts. Although Manning AP PHOTO threw in full pads during his Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning sets to tryouts at Duke University throw on Saturday morning during the team’s training for the Broncos and other suitors during his first foray camp in Engewood, Colo.

into free agency in March and again at times while working out in Denver, this was his first real action in full pads since the Pro Bowl following the 2010 season. Manning didn’t address the media afterward, but coach John Fox said he thought Manning’s performance was excellent. “The guy comes to work every day whether it’s in that building or on that field, he attacks it like no other,” Fox said. Although the defenders weren’t allowed to hit the Broncos’ new $96 million man, Manning seemed to have an extra pep in his step in his first practice at Dove Valley that wasn’t in shells or shorts.

“It was great,” wide receiver Brandon Stokley said. “It was like the first day of school. Football without pads, it’s not football. So, when you put the pads on, you know you’re getting close to the season.” Through three days of training camp it’s become obvious that Manning’s health isn’t much of an issue, although it could be some time before he takes his first hit, another big signpost on his comeback from four neck procedures. “I said this when I was working out with him five months ago he looks great,” Stokley said. “So, for us now, it’s kind of a non-issue of how Peyton’s feeling, how he’s doing. That’s kind of so

three months ago. Now he’s fine. There’s nothing wrong with him.” Stokley, who played with Manning in Indianapolis from 2003-06, said his old friend looks as good today as he did back then. “He looks like he’s just gotten better and better,” Stokley said. “He looks normal.” “He looked good when we first got him, to be honest with you,” offensive coordinator Mike McCoy concurred. “I knew some things he had told us before he got here, what he thought of where he was, and he’s gotten better every day. He’s worked extremely hard to get to the point he’s at right now.”

Bengals ■ CONTINUED FROM A6 The game plans were as basic as it gets. “Going into that first preseason game, we’d only practiced for two weeks maybe,” Dalton said. “We weren’t able to have much in and as much as we wanted. Last year, it wasn’t just the rookies. The whole offense was learning the new playbook. “This year, there’s definitely a lot more comfort going in.” The Bengals finished 20th in the league in offense and got the wild card with a 9-7 mark. They lost to Houston in the first round of the playoffs. Gruden has used this offseason to install more of his offense and add some bulk to the playbook. “Quite a bit,” Gruden said. “Probably too much. I have always been criticized about having too many plays, but I would rather have too many plays than not enough. But we are going to continue to expand. From a daily, a weekly basis, we are going to add more things. “But the core is in. Everybody feels very confident about the core plays we have for both the running game and the passing game, the screen game. Now we just have to branch off from there.” The Bengals would like to get their running backs more involved in the passing game this season. Also, they’ve got to find a No. 2 receiver to complement Green, who was their only consistent threat last season. And Green is going to have to learn how to handle defenses focused on stopping him every game. “Toward the end of the season, they started rolling coverage to my side a lot,” said Green, who led all NFL rookies with 65 catches and 1,057 yards. “But I’m used to that stuff. Now I just have to be able to execute and not get as frustrated as I did last year about it.” Green has been impressive during the first two days of training camp, an indication he’s not easing off after his Pro Bowl rookie season. “You just keep marveling at him,” coach Marvin Lewis said. “I marvel at him in everything he does. He’s a godsend of a person that way. He’s just got the right stuff.” The Dalton-to-Green connection was one of the NFL’s best last season. They want to become better on the long completions this year. Green had 11 catches of 35 yards or more last sea-


New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, left, talks to Tim Tebow during practice on opening day of training camp Friday in Cortland, N.Y.

Tebowmania tamed by Mother Nature


Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton passes during practice at training camp on Saturday in Cincinnati. a pass that Dalton threw up for grabs, knowing the receiver would get it. Gruden wants Dalton to do a better job of hitting Nobody’s going to hear a tweet out of the Bengals receivers in stride down for a while. the sidelines with his long Coach Marvin Lewis has banned his players from throws. tweeting during training camp, a way of trying to get “He does have to get them to focus while they work out at their downtown better on his deep ball,” facility the next few weeks. He imposed the ban after Gruden said. “It’s not so consulting team leaders about the social media crackmuch his arm strength. It’s down. his deep ball accuracy. Many Cincinnati players tweet regularly, keeping Sometimes he’ll just lead up with each other, friends and family. So far, they’ve the guy out of bounds or gone along with the ban. maybe too far inside. He’s “I don’t think it’s something where we’re trying to been working on it. fine guys $10,000 if they Twitter something,” said “That is one step he has offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, who doesn’t have to take, to be more accua Twitter account. “I think we’re just more saying, rate on his deep balls. Arm ‘Let’s let our focus be on what we do.’” strength is not an issue. Fine with Lewis, who is particularly wary of playAccuracy is the issue.” ers spreading information about injuries through Dalton and Green social media. Rookie cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick worked on their long-range unintentionally crossed the line when he tweeted earcompletions in the offsealier in the week that he had a leg injury. son, trying to get into a “I don’t see how tweeting is going to help us win a rhythm. Green sees a lot of football game,” Lewis said. “So it’s part of being selfimprovement and confiless right now. It’s not best for our football team to be dence in the quarterback. involved in that. It’s best that we just take care of our“He’s going to be much selves and not announce what we’re doing or not better,” Green said. “You doing, or who did this or who did that, and commentcan tell by how he’s more ing on what’s going on in other spots. Let’s be football in control of the offense players.” and everybody listens to him. This is his team, his son, tied with Detroit’s most in the NFL. A lot of offense.” Calvin Johnson and the those came from Green And there’s a lot more Giants’ Victor Cruz for out-jumping a defender for to it this time around.

Lewis bans Bengals from tweeting during camp

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Tebowmania nearly got rained out. The expected wild scene as Jets fans descended on this central New York college town for the team’s first public practice was tamed by the elements Saturday. Except for scattered cheers and a handful of hecklers shouting comments about the popular backup quarterback’s penchant for holding the ball too long before throwing, it was a relatively uneventful session. Although the sight of a thoroughly soaked Tim Tebow jogging bare-chested through the deluge after practice might have excited more than a few folks. It even left coach Rex Ryan somewhat speechless. “Don’t know if I’m there yet,” Ryan said of casting off his shirt, too, even if he has lost 100 pounds. The wet conditions seemed to cut down not only on the fans’ enthusiasm, but on the number of banners on display. One man wore a green and white shirt with “Mark 6:15 Thou Shalt Have Only One Quarterback” printed on the front. Real scripture? Not quite. Mark would be Sanchez, the incumbent QB and the guy who wears the No. 6 jersey to Tebow’s 15. The fan in the shirt, Todd Harmon of Buffalo a tough place to be a Jets fan, he admitted made the three-hour drive to support Sanchez, but also to observe Tebow. “I think having him here will help Mark push

through and will motivate Mark,” Harmon said. “He’s never had someone pushing him.” True enough. And from what everyone has seen from the fourth-year pro early in camp, he is responding. Sanchez has looked sharp, throwing darting spirals and hitting his targets in stride. Even in a downpour. “Mark can spin it in any conditions,” Ryan said. As for Tebow, well, as one impatient observer shouted from the grandstand as the rain pelted down: “Throw it, Tebow!” And when he connected with a receiver, the same fan added: “Wow, you completed one!” After a wobbly toss, another fan shouted: “That’s a Tebow ball!” Yes, the natives seemed restless. That doesn’t mean they are losing faith in Tebow, whose enormous national following has made him a lightning rod wherever he has played. Give everyone a sunny day and a few precise passes from the lefthander and joy will reign in Cortland. On this day, a few Tebow passes sailed over the intended receivers, and a simple 8-yard throw to running back Shonn Greene had plenty of wobble in it. Ryan even joked about the negative comments, “That was some of the defensive guys just kidding.” One young lady held up a banner promising better times: “A Season To Believe Let’s Go Jets.” The banner featured photos of Tebow and Greene.

Browns rookie Josh Gordon makes impact at camp BEREA (AP) — Josh Gordon is making a quick impact with the Cleveland Browns. One day after owner Randy Lerner surprisingly announced his negotiations to sell controlling interest in the team to truck-stop magnate Jimmy Haslam, the Browns opened practice to their fans Saturday. They waited in the rain before gates opened to watch heralded rookies Gordon, Brandon

Weeden and Trent Richardson work with and against veteran teammates. Not everyone participated. Defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin ran sprints as teammates ran plays. Tight end Evan Moore wore a ball cap and watched those in helmets knock each other around. “Rubin and Evan will be back quickly,” coach Pat Shurmur said, adding little in-depth explanation.

“(Receiver) Carlton Mitchell was not out there. They are just leg things.” Shurmur was delighted by an aggressive defense and encouraged at how Cleveland’s prized rookies performed on offense. “A pretty good practice,” he said. “They tend to get after it … competed well. I’m seeing a huge difference from last year.” Gordon drew attention from Shurmur and fans. Lerner and team president

Mike Holmgren also watched intently from the sidelines. “I saw Josh play a little faster,” Shurmur said. “I know he can catch the football and he can run when he gets going. He has great size. Joe Haden came back and said, ‘Wow, this is a big sucker.’ “ Haden got the best of the 6-3, 224-pound rookie a few times, too. The 5-foot11 cornerback knocked him off stride in bump-

and-run coverage despite giving away 35 pounds. Nevertheless, the hardnosed Haden was impressed. “He’s big and he’s strong,” Haden said. “Now it’s about him learning to run all his routes the same and to come out of breaks strong.” Gordon said it was no embarrassment to be schooled by Haden. His play a year ago was a key reason why the Browns

finished second overall in pass defense, their best ranking since 1962. “He’s one of the best defensive backs in the league,” the 21-year-old Gordon said. “It’s great to go against a player like that.” Gordon was surprised to hear fans hooting and hollering after good plays during a practice where players didn’t even wear full pads and basically were working on tempo.


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■ Roundup MEDAL COUNT At London Saturday, July 28 12 of 12 medal events 12 of 302 total medal events Nation G S B Total 4 0 2 6 China 2 2 1 5 Italy 1 2 2 5 United States 1 1 1 3 Brazil 1 1 1 3 South Korea Australia 1 0 0 1 Kazakhstan 1 0 0 1 Russia 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 3 Japan 0 1 0 1 Colombia 0 1 0 1 Netherlands 0 1 0 1 Poland Romania 0 1 0 1 Belgium 0 0 1 1 Hungary 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 North Korea 0 0 1 1 Norway 0 0 1 1 Serbia 0 0 1 1 Uzbekistan

U.S. women advance to quarters with shutout LONDON (AP) — The U.S. women clinched a spot in the quarterfinals and remembered an injured teammate in a 3-0 victory over Colombia. Megan Rapinoe scored in the 33rd minute for the Americans. After her goal, she reached into her sock and pulled out a birthday message for Ali Krieger, who blew out her knee in a qualifying match in January.

Abby Wambach made it 2-0 in the 74th, and Carli Lloyd scored in the 77th. • Volleyball Destinee Hooker had 21 points and the United States held off latecharging South Korea 3-1 in their opening match at the London Olympics. The fans at Earls Court chanted "Des-tin-ee! Des-tin-ee!" at one point as she dominated the 25-19,

25-17, 20-25, 25-21 victory. The United States, which won the silver medal in Beijing and is currently ranked No. 1 in the world, jumped out to a 17-11 lead in the first set after one of Hooker's seemingly effortless spikes, helping set the tone for the match. Kim Yeon-koung had 29 points for South Korea, which rallied in the third set but ultimately fell short.

• Beach Volleyball Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor, who are trying for a third straight gold medal, beat Australians Tasmin Hinchley and five-time Olympian Natalie Cook 21-18, 2119. The No. 2 U.S. men's team of Sean Rosenthal and Jake Gibb needed just 33 minutes to put away South Africans Freedom Chiya and Grant Goldschmidt.

■ Basketball

■ Swimming

TODAY’S SCHEDULE Sunday's Olympic Schedule All Times EDT Archery At Lord's Cricket Ground Women's Team 1/8 eliminations, 4 a.m. Women's Team quarterfinals, semifinals, bronze and gold medal matches, 10 a.m. Basketball At Olympic Park-Basketball Arena Men Nigeria vs. Tunisia, 4 a.m. Brazil vs. Australia, 6:15 a.m. United States vs. France, 9:30 a.m. Spain vs. China, 11:45 a.m. Russia vs. Britain, 3 p.m. Argentina vs. Lithuania, 5:15 p.m. Beach Volleyball At Horse Guards Parade Men's and women's Prelims (4 matches), 4 a.m. Men's and women's Prelims (4 matches), 9:30 a.m. Men's and women's Prelims (4 matches), 3 p.m. Boxing At ExCel Men's Lightweight (60kg) and Men's Welterweight (69kg) round of 32, 8:30 a.m. Men's Lightweight (60kg) and Men's Welterweight (69kg) round of 32, 3:30 p.m. Fencing At ExCel Men's Individual Sabre round of 64, round of 32, round of 16, quarterfinals, 5:30 a.m. Men's Individual Sabre semifinals, bronze and gold medal matches, 1 p.m. Field Hockey Women At Olympic Park-Hockey Centre New Zealand vs. Australia, 3:30 a.m. Netherlands vs. Belgium, 5:45 a.m. China vs. South Korea, 8:45 a.m. Argentina vs. South Africa, 11 a.m. Britain vs. Japan, 2 p.m. Germany vs. United States, 4:15 p.m. Gymnastics At Artistic North Greenwich Arena Women's qualification, 4:30 a.m. Women's qualification, 9:45 a.m. Women's qualification, 3 p.m. Rowing At Eton Dorney, Buckinghamshire Men's Lightweight Fours repechage, Single Sculls repechages, Double Sculls repechage, Lightweight Double Sculls heats; Women's Eights heats, Single Sculls repechages, Lightweight Double Sculls heats, 4:30 a.m. Soccer Men At Old Trafford, Manchester Egypt vs. New Zealand, 7 a.m. Brazil vs. Belarus, 10 a.m. At City of Coventry Stadium Mexico vs. Gabon, 9:30 a.m. South Korea vs. Switzerland, 12:15 p.m. At St James' Park, Newcastle Japan vs. Morocco, Noon Spain vs. Honduras, 2:45 p.m. At Wembley Stadium Senegal vs. Uruguay, Noon Britain vs. United Arab Emirates, 2:45 p.m. Swimming At Olympic Park-Aquatics Centre Men's 100 Backstroke, 200 Freestyle, 4X100 Freestyle Relay heats; Women's 100 Backstroke, 100 Breaststroke, 400 Freestyle heats, 5 a.m. Men's 100 Backstroke semifinals, 200 Freestyle semifinals, 100 Breaststroke final, 4X100 Freestyle Relay final; Women's 100 Backstroke semifinals, 100 Breaststroke semifinals, 100 Butterfly final, 400 Freestyle final, 2:30 p.m. Table Tennis At ExCel Men's Singles and Women's Singles second round, 4 a.m. Men's Singles second round, 8:30 a.m. Women's Singles third round, 1 p.m. Tennis At Wimbledon Men's and women's Singles first round; Men's and women's Doubles first round, 6:30 a.m. Volleyball Men At Earls Court Britain vs. Bulgaria, 4:30 a.m. Russia vs. Germany, 6:30 a.m. Australia vs. Argentina, 9:45 a.m. United States vs. Serbia, 11:45 a.m. Italy vs. Poland, 3 p.m. Brazil vs. Tunisia, 5 p.m. Water Polo Men At Olympic Park-Water Polo Arena Greece vs. Croatia, 5 a.m. Kazakhstan vs. Spain, 6:20 a.m. Italy vs. Australia, 9:10 a.m. Hungary vs. Serbia, 10:30 a.m. Romania vs. Britain, 1:20 p.m. Montenegro vs. United States, 2:40 p.m. Weightlifting At ExCel Men's 56kg group B and Women's 53kg group B, 5 a.m. Women's 53kg group A (medal), 10:30 a.m. Men's 56kg group A (medal), 2 p.m.


United States’ Sylvia Fowles (13) grabs a rebound over Croatia’s Ana Lelas (11) during their women’s group A game in London.

U.S. wins ugly in opener AP PHOTO

United States’ Ryan Lochte reacts after finishing first in the men's 400-meter individual medley swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London Saturday.

Human after all Phelps fails to medal in 400 IM, Lochte wins gold LONDON (AP) — Ryan Lochte turned his much-anticipated duel with Michael Phelps into a blowout, pulling away to win the Olympic 400-meter individual medley by more than 3 seconds Saturday night. Even more stunning: Phelps didn’t win any medal at all. After barely qualifying for the evening final in a performance that hinted at trouble ahead, Phelps struggled to a fourth-place finish and was denied his 17th career Olympic medal. When it was done, he could barely pull himself out of the pool. “It was just a crappy race,” Phelps said. “I felt fine the first 200, then I don’t know. They just swam a better race than me, a smarter race than me, and were better prepared than me. That’s PHELPS why they’re on the medal stand.” Lochte took the gold with a time of 4 minutes, 5.18 seconds. Brazil’s Thiago Pereira (4:08.86) settled for silver, while Japan’s Kosuke Hagino (4:08.94) claimed the bronze — beating Phelps by a fairly comfortable 34-hundredths of a second for the last spot on the podium. It was the first time since the

2000 Sydney Games, when Phelps was a 15-year-old unknown who qualified in just one event, that he didn’t win at least a bronze in an Olympic race. Since then, he was 16-of-16 — 14 golds and two bronzes. Lochte climbed out of the pool with a big smile, waving to the crowd and looking about a fresh as he did at the start. He had predicted this would be his year and, for the first race of the Olympics at least, he was right on the mark. “I think I’m kind of in shock right now,” he said. As for Phelps, “I know he gave it everything he had. That’s all you can ask for.” Phelps was trying to become the first male swimmer to win the same individual event at three straight Olympics. He’ll have three more chances at a threepeat before he’s done in London, having also won the 200 individual medley, plus the 100 and 200 butterfly, at Athens and Beijing. But this was shocking, totally out of character for a swimmer who won six gold medals in Athens, then a record eight in Beijing to break Mark Spitz’s Olympic record. “I’m surprised, and not pleasantly,” said Bob Bowman, Phelps’ longtime coach. “I expected he’d be

in the 4:06 range.” Bowman was asked what Phelps said when he got out of the pool. “It was horrible.” The coach’s reply? “It was.” With first lady Michelle Obama in the house waving a small U.S. flag, everyone expected a duel between the two American stars. Only Lochte showed up. Phelps fell behind right from the start in the butterfly, his trademark stroke. From there, it was all Lochte. He stretched his margin in the backstroke and breaststroke, then cruised to the gold in the freestyle, a good three body lengths ahead of the rest of the field. “It’s frustrating, that’s all I can say. It’s pretty upsetting,” Phelps said. “The biggest thing now is to try to look forward. I have a bunch of other races, and hopefully we can finish a lot better than how we started.” China claimed a couple of gold medals on the opening night of swimming at the Olympic Aquatic Centre. Sixteen-year-old Ye Shiwen set a world record in the women’s 400 individual medley — only the third mark to fall since high-tech bodysuits were banned at the end of 2009. She won in 4:28.43, breaking the mark of 4:29.45 by Australia’s

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. women’s basketball team looked nothing like the squad that is expected to dominant the Olympics. Maybe it was first-game nerves or a hangover from the opening ceremonies. The U.S. had to overcome a sloppy performance Saturday before finally putting away Croatia 81-56 in the opener. Coach Geno Auriemma had said he was hoping that the Americans could play a style of basketball that would be entertaining and help grow the women’s game internationally. That didn’t happen Saturday. “We have five players who have never been in the Olympics before so they are going to be nervous. Everybody was a little nervous,” Auriemma said. “We’re better than we showed, but I don’t know that we’re going to be great right off the bat.” The U.S., which got back to its hotel at 3 a.m. after the opening ceremonies, struggled for the first three quarters before winning its 34th consecutive Olympic contest. “There was a little jitters, probably a little sluggishness,” U.S. guard Sue Bird said. “For the most part we didn’t finish off plays we normally finish off. We allowed a team that when they get going are known to spread out the floor and try to hit as many 3s as they can, stay with us.” The victory was far different than the 54-point pounding the Americans gave Croatia a week earlier. Despite missing its first 14 shots, Croatia hung tough for the first 30 minutes before the Americans finally could pull away.

■ Commentary

Coverage ■ CONTINUED FROM A6 The Internet has connected the world like nothing else can. When something happens anytime, anywhere, we know about it right then no matter where we may be. And NBC sees the value in this for the competition, at least, as it will livestream every Olympic event on its website, giving viewers the unprecedented ability to watch any event they want instead of being hamstrung by TV schedules. But when it came to the Opening Ceremony — the one thing the majority of Olympic fans would universally want to see —

that power of choice was gone. Luckily, livestreams of the ceremony could be found other places like on BBC One — it IS the Internet after all. You can’t stop the signal. NBC needs to stop living in the past. The Internet exists, people use it so much they carry it with them everywhere they go on their phones or watch it on our TVs at home, and if we wanted to watch the ceremony live, we were going to — and did — watch it live, with or without NBC’s consent. The same could be said for Khan’s dance routine. Whether or not it was meant to honor victims of the July 7, 2005 London bomb-

ings — Khan said in a press conference that the theme was “mortality” — the performance was seen during BBC One’s amazing livestream (which was unedited, had less pointless announcer chatter and absolutely no commercial interruption, making it the best way possible to watch) and is easily found all over the Internet today. Overall, London’s Opening Ceremony was phenomenal in every possible way. Where the 2008 Beijing show was big and gaudy yet soulless and robotic, London’s was brilliantly imaginative, at times being funny, emotional, thought-provoking, uplifting and

clever, all while exploring the rich history of its host. And for those who watched it live on the Internet, it was a lesson in what broadcasting can and should be in the modern technological age we live in. For those stuck watching on NBC, it was merely the show NBC wanted you to see — with parts they didn’t want you to see excluded — when they wanted you to see it. When it most benefited them, not you. Josh Brown is the Sports Editor of the Troy Daily News. Contact him at



Sunday, July 29, 2012

BASEBALL Baseball Expanded Standings All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct New York 60 40 .600 52 49 .515 Baltimore 51 49 .510 Tampa Bay 51 49 .510 Toronto 50 51 .495 Boston Central Division W L Pct Chicago 55 45 .550 53 48 .525 Detroit 50 51 .495 Cleveland 42 58 .420 Minnesota 41 59 .410 Kansas City West Division W L Pct Texas 58 41 .586 Los Angeles 55 45 .550 55 45 .550 Oakland 46 57 .447 Seattle NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Washington 60 40 .600 Atlanta 56 44 .560 48 53 .475 New York 46 54 .460 Miami 45 56 .446 Philadelphia Central Division W L Pct Cincinnati 60 40 .600 Pittsburgh 58 42 .580 St. Louis 54 47 .535 45 55 .450 Milwaukee 41 58 .414 Chicago 34 68 .333 Houston West Division W L Pct San Francisco 55 45 .550 Los Angeles 55 47 .539 51 50 .505 Arizona 43 59 .422 San Diego 37 62 .374 Colorado

Scores GB WCGB — — 8½ 3½ 9 4 9 4 10½ 5½

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

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Away 29-22 28-23 23-24 23-27 25-23

GB WCGB — — 2½ 2½ 5½ 5½ 13 13 14 14

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

Str W-5 L-3 L-2 W-2 L-4

Home 27-22 28-21 27-25 21-30 17-30

Away 28-23 25-27 23-26 21-28 24-29

GB WCGB — — 3½ — 3½ — 14 10½

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

Str L-2 W-2 W-2 W-3

Home 31-19 30-20 29-21 21-29

Away 27-22 25-25 26-24 25-28

GB WCGB — — 4 — 12½ 8½ 14 10 15½ 11½

L10 7-3 7-3 2-8 2-8 5-5

Str W-1 W-4 L-2 W-1 L-2

Home 28-19 26-24 26-26 26-27 21-29

Away 32-21 30-20 22-27 20-27 24-27

GB WCGB — — 2 — 6½ 2½ 15 11 18½ 14½ 27 23

L10 Str 9-1 W-9 8-2 W-4 7-3 L-1 2-8 L-1 5-5 W-1 0-10 L-12

Home 31-18 33-16 29-21 27-25 25-22 24-27

Away 29-22 25-26 25-26 18-30 16-36 10-41

GB WCGB — — 1 2 4½ 5½ 13 14 17½ 18½

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

Home 31-19 29-20 30-23 22-29 20-31

Away 24-26 26-27 21-27 21-30 17-31

AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games N.Y.Yankees 10, Boston 3 Oakland 14, Baltimore 9 Toronto 8, Detroit 3 Chicago White Sox 9, Texas 5 Minnesota 11, Cleveland 0 L.A. Angels 3, Tampa Bay 1 Seattle 6, Kansas City 1 Saturday's Games Toronto 5, Detroit 1 Boston 8, N.Y.Yankees 6 Seattle 4, Kansas City 3 Oakland 6, Baltimore 1 Minnesota 12, Cleveland 5 Chicago White Sox 5, Texas 2 Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Detroit (Fister 4-7) at Toronto (Cecil 23), 1:07 p.m. Oakland (Blackley 3-2) at Baltimore (W.Chen 8-6), 1:35 p.m. Cleveland (Jimenez 8-9) at Minnesota (Liriano 3-10), 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 5-6) at L.A. Angels (Greinke 0-0), 3:35 p.m. Kansas City (W.Smith 2-3) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 9-5), 4:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Floyd 8-8) at Texas (Feldman 4-6), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Doubront 10-5) at N.Y.Yankees (Kuroda 10-7), 8:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games St. Louis 9, Chicago Cubs 6 San Diego 7, Miami 2 Atlanta 6, Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 6, Houston 5 Milwaukee 6, Washington 0 Cincinnati 3, Colorado 0 Arizona 11, N.Y. Mets 5 L.A. Dodgers 5, San Francisco 3, 10 innings Saturday's Games Chicago Cubs 3, St. Louis 2 L.A. Dodgers 10, San Francisco 0 Pittsburgh 4, Houston 3 Atlanta 2, Philadelphia 1 Miami 4, San Diego 2 Washington 4, Milwaukee 1 Arizona 6, N.Y. Mets 3 Cincinnati 9, Colorado 7 Sunday's Games San Diego (Richard 7-11) at Miami (Jo.Johnson 6-7), 1:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Halladay 4-5) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 9-4), 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 10-4) at Houston (Harrell 7-7), 2:05 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 13-5) at Milwaukee (Rogers 0-0), 2:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 8-10) at Chicago Cubs (Maholm 9-6), 2:20 p.m. Cincinnati (Latos 8-3) at Colorado (J.Sanchez 0-1), 3:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 7-6) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 8-4), 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 13-2) at Arizona (J.Saunders 5-6), 4:10 p.m. Reds 9, Rockies 7 Cincinnati Colorado ab r h bi ab r h bi Cozart ss 5 1 1 1 Fowler cf 3 2 1 0 Stubbs cf 4 2 2 2 Rutledg ss 5 2 3 0 BPhllps 2b 4 0 1 2 CGnzlz lf 4 2 2 3 Bruce rf 3 0 0 0 Cuddyr rf 5 1 2 2 Ludwck lf 4 2 2 2 Helton 1b 2 0 1 1 Rolen 3b 4 1 1 1 Field pr 0 0 0 0 Frazier 1b 4 2 2 1 WRosr c 5 0 0 0 Hanign c 2 1 0 0 Pachec 3b 5 0 1 0 Cueto p 1 0 0 0 LeMahi 2b 4 0 3 0 Arrdnd p 0 0 0 0 ABrwn ph 1 0 0 0 Bray p 0 0 0 0 Fridrch p 2 0 0 0 Ondrsk p 0 0 0 0 Roenck p 0 0 0 0 Marshll p 0 0 0 0 Colvin ph 0 0 0 0 Paul ph 1 0 0 0 Brothrs p 0 0 0 0 Chpmn p 0 0 0 0 Belisle p 0 0 0 0 EYong ph 1 0 0 0 RBtncr p 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 9 9 9 Totals 37 713 6 Cincinnati .................021 041 010—9 Colorado ...................301 010 200—7 E_Cueto 2 (4). DP_Cincinnati 1, Colorado 1. LOB_Cincinnati 2, Colorado 10. 2B_B.Phillips (19), Cuddyer (29), LeMahieu (4). HR_Stubbs (11), Ludwick 2 (17), Rolen (5), Frazier (11), Cuddyer (15). CS_Bruce (1), C.Gonzalez (2). S_Cueto 2. SF_Helton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP H R ER BB SO Cincinnati Cueto W,13-5 . . . . . . .6 10 5 4 2 3 Arredondo H,9 . . . .1-3 1 2 2 1 0 Bray . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 0 0 0 1 0 Ondrusek H,12 . .1 1-3 1 0 0 1 1 Marshall H,14 . . . . .1-3 0 0 0 0 1 Chapman S,21-25 . . .1 1 0 0 0 1 Colorado Friedrich L,5-8 . . .4 1-3 6 7 7 1 1 Roenicke . . . . . . .1 2-3 2 1 1 1 1 Brothers . . . . . . . . . . .1 0 0 0 2 0 Belisle . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1 1 1 0 1 R.Betancourt . . . . . . .1 0 0 0 0 1 Bray pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. HBP_by Chapman (Helton). WP_Chapman. Umpires_Home, D.J. Reyburn; First, Cory Blaser; Second, Jeff Kellogg; Third, Marty Foster. T_3:14. A_42,826 (50,398).

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

Twins 12, Indians 5 Minnesota Cleveland ab r h bi ab r h bi Choo rf 3 1 1 0 Span cf 5 1 1 2 Brantly cf 2 0 0 0 Revere rf 5 1 3 2 JoLopz 3b 1 1 0 0 Mauer c 4 1 1 1 Kipnis 2b 4 0 0 1 Wlngh lf 4 2 1 2 CSantn c 4 1 1 3 Mornea 1b 3 1 0 0 Hafner dh 3 0 0 0 Doumit dh 4 0 2 0 Damon lf 4 0 0 0 Valenci 3b 4 2 1 1 Ktchm 1b 2 1 0 0 Dozier ss 3 2 1 0 Hannhn 3b-ss4 0 1 0 ACasill 2b 4 2 2 4 Lillirdg ss-cf4 1 1 0 Totals 31 5 4 4 Totals 36121212 Cleveland..................100 000 022—5 Minnesota.................000 235 11x—12 E_Hannahan (8), Valencia (3). DP_Minnesota 1. LOB_Cleveland 8, Minnesota 4. 2B_Span (27), Revere (9), Valencia (6), A.Casilla (11). 3B_A.Casilla (2). HR_C.Santana (9), Willingham (27). SB_Choo (11), Revere (22), Mauer (5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland Masterson L,7-9 .5 2-3 7 10 8 2 2 E.Rogers . . . . . . .1 1-3 3 1 1 1 1 Sipp . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 2 1 1 0 1 Minnesota Deduno W,2-0 . . . . . .7 2 1 1 5 6 T.Robertson . . . . . . . .1 1 2 2 1 2 Perdomo . . . . . . . . .2-3 1 2 0 3 0 Fien . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 0 0 0 0 1 HBP_by Masterson (Morneau). Umpires_Home, Bill Welke; First, Chris Guccione; Second, Tim Tschida; Third, Jeff Nelson. T_2:54. A_39,166 (39,500). Saturday's Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit . . . . . .000 100 000—1 5 0 Toronto . . . . .001 101 20x—5 10 0 A.Sanchez, Villarreal (7), Coke (8) and Avila; H.Alvarez, Happ (8) and Y.Gomes. W_H.Alvarez 7-7. L_A.Sanchez 0-1. HRs_Toronto, Encarnacion (28), Y.Escobar (7), Rasmus (18). Boston . . . . .300 030 002—8 11 0 NewYork . . . .001 030 020—6 6 0 Lester, Albers (7), Padilla (8), A.Miller (8), Aceves (9) and Shoppach; Sabathia, Phelps (7), R.Soriano (9) and C.Stewart, R.Martin. W_A.Miller 31. L_R.Soriano 2-1. Sv_Aceves (22). HRs_Boston, Ad.Gonzalez (10). New York, C.Stewart (1), J.Nix (4), Teixeira (20). Kansas City .100 000 011—3 10 1 Seattle . . . . . .003 000 01x—4 7 1 B.Chen, K.Herrera (7), Mijares (8), G.Holland (8) and B.Pena; Millwood, O.Perez (7), League (8), Wilhelmsen (9) and Olivo, Jaso. W_Millwood 4-8. L_B.Chen 7-9. Sv_Wilhelmsen (13). HRs_Seattle, J.Montero (10). Oakland . . . .000 212 010—6 11 1 Baltimore . . .000 000 001—1 10 0 B.Colon, Norberto (6), Scribner (8) and K.Suzuki; Tom.Hunter, Socolovich (6), Gregg (9) and Teagarden. W_B.Colon 7-8. L_Tom.Hunter 4-6. HRs_Oakland, Cespedes (14), Carter (8). Baltimore, Markakis (9). Chicago . . . .000 230 000—5 7 2 Texas . . . . . . .000 010 001—2 5 0 Humber, Crain (7), Myers (8), Thornton (9) and Flowers; M.Harrison, Scheppers (8), Kirkman (9) and Napoli. W_Humber 5-5. L_M.Harrison 12-6. HRs_Chicago, Konerko (17), A.Dunn (31). Texas, Napoli (16). NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis . . . .100 001 000—2 5 0 Chicago . . . .200 000 10x—3 6 0 J.Kelly, Fuentes (7), Browning (8) and Y.Molina; Samardzija, Russell (7), Camp (8), Marmol (9) and Soto. W_Russell 4-0. L_J.Kelly 1-4. Sv_Marmol (13). Los Angeles .200 011303—10 13 0 San Francisco000 000 000—0 5 1 Billingsley, Guerra (8) and A.Ellis; Zito, Kontos (6), Penny (8) and Posey, Whiteside. W_Billingsley 6-9. L_Zito 87. HRs_Los Angeles, Kemp (15), A.Ellis (8). Pittsburgh . . .100 101 010—4 8 0 Houston . . . .010 020 000—3 7 1 W.Rodriguez, Resop (7), Lincoln (8), Grilli (9) and Barajas; Galarraga, W.Wright (6), Fick (7), Fe.Rodriguez (8), W.Lopez (9) and Corporan, C.Snyder. W_Resop 1-3. L_Fick 0-1. Sv_Grilli (2). HRs_Pittsburgh, Presley (8), Walker (10). Philadelphia .000 100 000—1 4 2 Atlanta . . . . . .101 000 00x—2 5 0 Blanton, Bastardo (8) and Kratz; Minor, Kimbrel (9) and McCann. W_Minor 6-7. L_Blanton 8-9. Sv_Kimbrel (30). HRs_Philadelphia, Utley (5). San Diego . . .000 001 010—2 6 0 Miami . . . . . . .102 000 10x—4 5 1 Ohlendorf, Hinshaw (7) and Grandal; Eovaldi, Mujica (6), M.Dunn (8), Cishek (9) and J.Buck. W_Eovaldi 2-6.


SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING 7:30 a.m. SPEED — Formula One, Hungarian Grand Prix, at Budapest, Hungary 1 p.m. ESPN — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Your Hero's Name Here 400, at Indianapolis 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, Sonoma Nationals, at Sonoma, Calif. (same-day tape) GOLF 6 a.m. TGC — LPGA, Evian Masters, final round, at Evianles-Bains, France Noon ESPN2 — The Senior British Open Championship, final round, at Ayrshire, Scotland 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, Canadian Open, final round, at Ancaster, Ontario 7 p.m. TGC — Tour, Children's Hospital Invitational, final round, at Columbus, Ohio (same-day tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2 p.m. TBS — Washington at Milwaukee 2:10 p.m. WGN — St. Louis at Chicago Cubs 3 p.m. FSN — Cincinnati at Colorado 8 p.m. ESPN — Boston at N.Y. Yankees MOTORSPORTS 6 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, at Salinas, Calif. (same-day tape) 11 p.m. SPEED — AMA Pro Racing, at Salinas, Calif. (same-day tape) OLYMPICS 4 a.m. NBCSN — LIVE: men's basketball: United States vs. France, Brazil vs. Australia, Spain vs. China, Argentina vs. Lithuania; women's field hockey: United States vs. Germany, New Zealand vs. Australia; beach volleyball; DELAYED TAPE: equestrian, eventing dressage; women's weightlifting, 53kg Gold Medal final; women's archery, team Gold Medal final, women's shooting, skeet Gold Medal final; badminton, at London NBC BASKETBALL — Men's, United States vs. France, Brazil vs. Australia, Nigeria vs. Tunisia, Spain vs. China, Russia vs. Britain, Argentina vs. Lithuania, at London 7 a.m. BRAVO — Tennis, at London MSNBC — LIVE: Men's soccer: Brazil vs. Belarus, at Manchester, England; Senegal vs. Uruguay, at London; Britain vs. United Arab Emirates, at London; men's indoor volleyball: Russia vs. Germany, SAME-DAY TAPE: Italy vs. Poland; men's water polo, Hungary vs. Serbia; men's handball, Croatia vs. South Korea; table tennis; badminton, at London NBC — SAME-DAY TAPE: women's team gymnastics; swimming; LIVE: women's cycling, road race; beach volleyball; men's volleyball, United States vs. Serbia; men's water polo, United States vs. Montenegro, at London NBC SOCCER — Men's, LIVE: Egypt vs. New Zealand, at Manchester, England; Brazil vs. Belarus, at Manchester, England; Senegal vs. Uruguay, at London; Britain vs. United Arab Emirates, at London; SAME-DAY TAPE: Mexico vs. Gabon, at Coventry, England; Japan vs. Morocco, at Newcastle, England; South Korea vs. Switzerland, at Coventry, England; Spain vs. Honduras, at Newcastle, England TELEMUNDO — LIVE: Men's soccer, Mexico vs. Gabon, at Coventry, England; Spain vs. Honduras, at Newcastle, England; Senegal vs. Uruguay, at London; swimming; men's basketball; boxing; beach volleyball; men's volleyball; tennis, at London 8:30 a.m. CNBC — Boxing, at London 3:30 p.m. CNBC — Boxing, at London 7 p.m. NBC — Women's team gymnastics; swimming Gold Medal finals: men's 100m breaststroke, men's 4x100m freestyle relay, women's 100m butterfly, women's 400m freestyle; women's diving, synchronized springboard Gold Medal final, at London (same-day tape) 12 Mid. TELEMUNDO — Women's team gymnastics; swimming, Gold Medal finals, at London (same-day tape) 12:35 a.m. NBC — Women's team gymnastics; whitewater canoeing, at London (delayed tape) SOCCER 7 p.m. NBCSN — MLS, New England at Philadelphia TENNIS 4 p.m. ESPN2 — ATP World Tour, Farmers Classic, championship match, at Los Angeles L_Ohlendorf 3-1. Sv_Cishek (4). HRs_Miami, Reyes (7), Ruggiano (8). Washington .000 310 000—4 11 0 Milwaukee . .000 100 000—1 6 0 Zimmermann, Storen (7), S.Burnett (8), Clippard (9) and Flores; Wolf, Henderson (8), Loe (9) and M.Maldonado. W_Zimmermann 8-6. L_Wolf 3-7. Sv_Clippard (19). HRs_Washington, C.Brown (1), T.Moore (6), Zimmerman (15). NewYork . . . .010 101 000—3 9 0 Arizona . . . . .120 300 00x—6 8 0 C.Young, R.Ramirez (5), Acosta (7), Edgin (8) and Thole; I.Kennedy, Saito (7), D.Hernandez (8), Putz (9) and M.Montero. W_I.Kennedy 9-8. L_C.Young 2-5. Sv_Putz (19). HRs_New York, I.Davis 3 (20). Arizona, M.Montero (11). Midwest League Eastern Division Bowling Green (Rays) Lansing (Blue Jays) Fort Wayne (Padres) South Bend (D’Backs) West Michigan (Tigers) Lake County (Indians) Great Lakes (Dodgers) Dayton (Reds) Western Division

W 21 21 20 18 18 17 16 13

L 13 13 14 16 16 17 18 21

Pct. GB .618 — .618 — .588 1 .529 3 .529 3 .500 4 .471 5 .382 8

W L Pct. GB Clinton (Mariners) 21 13 .618 — Burlington (Athletics) 19 15 .559 2 Kane County (Royals) 17 17 .500 4 Quad Cities (Cardinals) 16 18 .471 5 Wisconsin (Brewers) 16 18 .471 5 Beloit (Twins) 15 19 .441 6 Peoria (Cubs) 14 20 .412 7 Cedar Rapids (Angels) 10 24 .294 11 Saturday's Games Lake County 6, Dayton 5 Wisconsin at Clinton, 7 p.m. Lansing 9, South Bend 5 Fort Wayne 5, Great Lakes 4 Kane County 3, Quad Cities 2 Burlington 6, Cedar Rapids 1 Beloit 10, Peoria 4 Bowling Green 4, West Michigan 2 Sunday's Games Dayton at Lake County, 1 p.m. South Bend at Lansing, 2:05 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Burlington, 3 p.m. Wisconsin at Clinton, 3 p.m. Beloit at Peoria, 3 p.m. Great Lakes at Fort Wayne, 3:05 p.m. Quad Cities at Kane County, 6 p.m.

West Michigan at Bowling Green, 6:05 p.m.

SOCCER Major League Soccer All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA New York 11 6 5 38 38 32 Houston 10 5 7 37 33 25 Sporting K.C. 11 6 4 37 26 19 D.C. 10 7 3 33 34 27 Chicago 9 7 4 31 22 22 Montreal 8 13 3 27 33 43 Columbus 7 7 4 25 18 19 New England 6 9 5 23 25 25 Philadelphia 6 10 2 20 20 21 Toronto FC 5 12 4 19 24 38 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA San Jose 13 5 4 43 44 27 Real Salt Lake 13 7 3 42 35 27 Vancouver 9 7 7 34 26 28 Los Angeles 10 10 3 33 39 35 Seattle 8 5 7 31 25 21 Chivas USA 6 8 5 23 13 21 Colorado 7 13 1 22 27 30 FC Dallas 5 11 7 22 25 31 Portland 5 11 4 19 19 35 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Wednesday’s Games MLS All-Stars 3, Chelsea 2 Friday’s Games Vancouver at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Games Houston 2, Toronto FC 0 Montreal 3, New York 1 Los Angeles 1, FC Dallas 0 Columbus at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Seattle FC at Colorado, 9 p.m. Chicago at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Chivas USA at Portland, 11 p.m. Sunday’s Games New England at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 New York at Houston, 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 Philadelphia at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at New England, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Colorado, 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5 FC Dallas at Portland, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Seattle FC, 9 p.m.


AUTO RACING NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Brickyard 400 Lineup After Saturday qualifying; race Sunday At Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis Lap length: 2.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 182.763 mph. 2. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 181.984. 3. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 181.756. 4. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 181.679. 5. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 181.532. 6. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 181.357. 7. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 181.046. 8. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 181.014. 9. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 180.952. 10. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 180.654. 11. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 180.61. 12. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 180.516. 13. (51) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 180.487. 14. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 180.473. 15. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 180.448. 16. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 180.437. 17. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 180.433. 18. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 180.39. 19. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 180.386. 20. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 180.245. 21. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 180.177. 22. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 180.148. 23. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 180.072. 24. (22) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 179.928. 25. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 179.519. 26. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 179.211. 27. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 178.894. 28. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 178.862. 29. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 178.816. 30. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 178.543. 31. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 178.508. 32. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 178.486. 33. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 178.419. 34. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 177.855. 35. (26) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 177.743. 36. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 177.63. 37. (33) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, 177.347. 38. (83) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 177.34. 39. (79) Mike Skinner, Ford, 176.894. 40. (23) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 176.859. 41. (10) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 176.523. 42. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, owner points. 43. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 176.18. NASCAR Nationwide-Indiana 250 Results Saturday At Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Ind. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (8) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 100 laps, 135.9 rating, 0 points, $58,225. 2. (13) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 100, 115.2, 43, $51,293. 3. (3) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 100, 114, 0, $49,743. 4. (4) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 100, 119.2, 0, $34,125. 5. (7) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 100, 100.6, 39, $38,343. 6. (21) Michael Annett, Ford, 100, 93.4, 38, $32,868. 7. (6) Joey Logano, Toyota, 100, 103.2, 0, $24,975. 8. (9) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 100, 97.6, 0, $24,100. 9. (10) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 100, 96, 35, $31,968. 10. (16) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 100, 84.9, 34, $32,643. 11. (12) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 100, 88.4, 33, $28,393. 12. (14) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 100, 85.8, 32, $28,143. 13. (19) Travis Pastrana, Toyota, 100, 77.6, 31, $27,868. 14. (15) Brian Scott, Toyota, 100, 83.6, 30, $27,543. 15. (5) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 100, 100.6, 29, $28,518. 16. (24) Jason Bowles, Toyota, 100, 68.7, 28, $27,193. 17. (40) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 100, 65.6, 27, $27,043. 18. (28) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 100, 62.5, 26, $26,893. 19. (26) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 100, 58.8, 25, $26,693. 20. (23) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 100, 64.3, 24, $27,243. 21. (39) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 100, 49.8, 23, $26,418. 22. (2) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 100, 118.2, 0, $22,025. 23. (37) Timmy Hill, Ford, 100, 48.7, 21, $26,143. 24. (34) Eric McClure, Toyota, 100, 46.6, 20, $26,018. 25. (1) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 99, 96.6, 0, $23,375. 26. (25) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 99, 59.7, 0, $25,893. 27. (11) Ryan Blaney, Chevrolet, 99, 70.7, 17, $19,275. 28. (41) Tim Schendel, Chevrolet, 99, 40.2, 16, $19,200. 29. (22) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, 99, 53.6, 15, $25,568. 30. (17) Johanna Long, Chevrolet, 90, 63.3, 14, $25,793. 31. (42) Robert Richardson Jr., Chevrolet, 79, 36.2, 13, $25,393. 32. (29) Kyle Fowler, Ford, engine, 72, 42, 12, $25,268. 33. (27) Reed Sorenson, Ford, accident, 49, 60.1, 11, $18,740. 34. (18) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, electrical, 41, 68.5, 0, $18,705. 35. (20) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, accident, 38, 61.9, 9, $25,108. 36. (35) Jeff Green, Toyota, vibration, 23, 39.1, 9, $18,580. 37. (38) Scott Riggs, Ford, rear gear, 18, 35.2, 0, $18,545. 38. (33) Erik Darnell, Chevrolet, engine, 17, 38.4, 6, $18,461. 39. (43) T.J. Bell, Chevrolet, overheating, 10, 31.4, 5, $18,300.

40. (36) Kevin Lepage, Ford, drive shaft, 8, 33.5, 4, $18,190. 41. (30) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, vibration, 6, 33.1, 3, $18,130. 42. (31) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, electrical, 4, 30.9, 0, $18,100. 43. (32) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, engine, 0, 30.3, 0, $18,035. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 126.050 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 59 minutes, 0 seconds. Margin of Victory: 3.304 seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 24 laps. Lead Changes: 9 among 6 drivers. Top 10 in Points: 1. E.Sadler, 704; 2. A.Dillon, 703; 3. R.Stenhouse Jr., 691; 4. S.Hornish Jr., 676; 5. J.Allgaier, 629; 6. M.Annett, 607; 7. C.Whitt, 577; 8. M.Bliss, 524; 9. B.Scott, 460; 10. D.Patrick, 452.

GOLF RBC Canadian Open Par Scores Saturday At Hamilton Golf and Country Club Ancaster, Ontario Purse: $5.2 million Yardage: 6,966; Par: 70 Third Round a-amateur Robert Garrigus............64-66-64—194 William McGirt ..............63-66-66—195 Scott Piercy...................62-67-67—196 Scott Stallings...............69-66-63—198 Chris Kirk ......................69-66-63—198 Bo Van Pelt....................65-66-67—198 J.B. Holmes...................68-68-64—200 Ryan Palmer .................69-67-64—200 Josh Teater....................67-65-68—200 Bud Cauley ...................70-63-67—200 Retief Goosen...............68-70-63—201 Brendon Todd................69-66-66—201 Kevin Kisner..................69-65-67—201 Vijay Singh ....................65-67-69—201 Senior British Open Scores Saturday At Turnberry Resort (Ailsa Course) Turnberry, Scotland Purse: $2 million Yardage: 7,105; Par: 70 Third Round a-amateur Bernard Langer ............64-73-66—203 Fred Couples ................72-68-64—204 Peter Fowler..................68-72-65—205 John Cook.....................69-72-66—207 Barry Lane ....................67-74-66—207 Gary Hallberg ...............71-63-73—207 Jay Don Blake...............66-73-69—208 Ian Woosnam................71-70-68—209 David Frost....................66-73-70—209 Dick Mast ......................66-73-70—209 Tom Watson ..................69-75-66—210 Carl Mason ...................69-74-67—210 Mark Brooks .................70-71-69—210 Tom Lehman.................66-71-73—210 LPGA Evian Masters Scores Saturday At Evian Masters Golf Club Evian-les-Bains, France Purse: $3.25 million Yardage: 6,457; Par: 72 Third Round a-amateur Inbee Park.....................71-64-70—205 Stacy Lewis...................63-69-73—205 Karrie Webb..................70-69-67—206 Natalie Gulbis ...............69-69-68—206 a-Hyo Joo Kim..............69-68-69—206 Cristie Kerr ....................71-69-67—207 Carlota Ciganda ...........73-69-66—208 Shanshan Feng............68-72-68—208 Lee-Anne Pace.............69-71-68—208 Suzann Pettersen.........69-71-68—208 Anna Nordqvist.............72-67-69—208 Se Ri Pak......................70-69-69—208 Hee Young Park............65-72-71—208 Paula Creamer .............68-67-73—208 Lindsey Wright..............71-70-68—209 Jiyai Shin.......................69-69-71—209 Mika Miyazato...............67-69-73—209 Ilhee Lee .......................66-67-76—209 Karine Icher ..................70-72-68—210 Haeji Kang ....................72-70-68—210 Hee-Won Han...............72-69-69—210

TRANSACTIONS Saturday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Assigned OF Aaron Cunningham outright to Columbus (IL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Reinstated OF Vernon Wells from the 60-day DL. Recalled INF Andrew Romine from Salt Lake (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS — Recalled 3B Danny Valencia from Rochester (IL). National League COLORADO ROCKIES — Recalled INF Tommy Field from Colorado Springs (PCL). HOUSTON ASTROS — Assigned RHP Enerio Del Rosario and RHP Aneury Rodriguez outright to Oklahoma City (PCL). Claimed INF Steve Pearce off waivers from Baltimore. Selected the contract of RHP Armando Galarraga from Oklahoma City. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Recalled RHP Mark Rogers from Nashville (PCL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Reinstated 3B Aubrey Huff from the 15day DL. Placed INF Pablo Sandoval on the 15-day DL. Designated INF Emmanuel Burriss for assignment. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agreed to terms with RHP Brian Broderick. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES — Signed C Hamed Haddadi. ORLANDO MAGIC — Named Jacque Vaughn coach. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS — Waived G Vince Manuwai. CAROLINA PANTHERS — Signed LB David Nixon. CHICAGO BEARS — Waived PK David Teggart. Signed CB Jeremy Ware. DETROIT LIONS — Removed DE Ronnell Lewis from the physicallyunable-to-perform list. HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed G Kasey Studdard. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Placed RB Maurice Jones-Drew on the reserve/did not report list. Signed FB Will Ta'ufo'ou. MIAMI DOLPHINS_Agreed to terms with QB Ryan Tannehill. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Resigned P Thomas Morstead to a sixyear contract extension. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed G Tony Bergstrom. ST. LOUIS RAMS — Signed RB Ovie Mughelli to a one-year contract.



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Congress ready to help new medical devices get quicker OK BY KEVIN DIAZ Minneapolis Star Tribune WASHINGTON — Mark Haman recalls his face going white when University of Minnesota doctors first told him that his bubbly 23-month-old daughter Josie might need open-heart surgery to fix a little hole in her heart. Luckily, Josie was talking and acting like her “silly” self, just hours after a far less invasive procedure using a new device that had just received government approval. “For us, it was a total godsend,” said Haman, who lives in Mankato, Minn. Haman and his wife, Lori, a second-grade teacher, recently offered their testimonials to Sen. Al Franken, one of a growing number of lawmakers in both parties trying to streamline the way the Food and Drug Administration approves new medical inventions. The Hamans’ story — both their young daughters were treated for congenital heart defects with cutting-edge Amplatzer technology — underscores how time, as well as safety, often is of the essence. Just a few months’ delay in the FDA approval of the device doctors used to patch Josie’s heart, “and she would have needed open-heart surgery,” her mother said. “It was that close.” A rare bipartisan urgency also is being felt in an otherwise gridlocked Congress this year as lawmakers look to boost innovation and shorten the time it takes to approve medical technology that often gets a tryout in Europe long before reaching U.S. patients. The effort comes as Congress readies wideranging FDA legislation that has pitted a $350 billion global medical device industry against consumer advocates in a battle over the U.S. oversight system, which alternately is criticized for being too stringent and too lax. “Relaxing review standards for medical devices, as proposed in recently introduced bills, would be exactly the wrong course of action, further weakening an inadequate system,”


While getting ready for a wedding, Jenna Hamon, 4, center, gets help putting on a necklace from her dad Mark, front, and mom Lori, at the Hamon family home in Mankato, Minn. the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen wrote in a recent report. Consumers Union lobbyists also have been making the rounds, talking about patients injured by defective devices, including a North Carolina man who was shocked by a faulty lead in a defibrillator. While safety concerns have not disappeared, the emerging consensus in Congress is that the government review of potentially lifesaving devices is needlessly slow, hampering U.S. companies in a difficult economy and sending business abroad. Among the changes in the works are measures to pare down some conflictof-interest restrictions for review by industry experts, reduce regulatory burdens and streamline a decision-making process that has been growing longer as advanced technology becomes more complicated. At the heart of the legislation is an agreement to

double the fees paid by device makers to help the FDA review their products. “Safety is the key part of this,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., who crafted language providing for voluntary early notification of potential drug shortages. “The major piece is to give them the resources to enforce standards, to not just have things wait for a decision, good or bad.” Franken also has created a measure that would

extend profit incentives for “humanitarian” devices aimed at rare conditions that affect small patient populations. That’s where Josie Haman, now 5, and her sister Jenna, 4, came in. Although the Amplatzer devices that saved them from open-heart surgeries several years ago were not approved under a “humanitarian” exemption, their family’s ordeal illustrates what is at stake. Both girls faced the

prospect of major openheart surgery if doctors had not been able to fit them with relatively new devices stemming from groundbreaking technology. But the financial investment in devices for pediatric medicine aren’t always as easy to recoup, according to the girls’ physician, Daniel Gruenstein, director of pediatric interventional cardiology at the University of Minnesota’s

Children’s Hospital. After years in development, a related device already has been approved for use in Europe, but not in the U.S. “We’re five years out now, we’ve spent millions of dollars, and we can’t even offer this to kids,” Gruenstein said. The devices that the Haman girls received were benefiting children around the world for several years before they received FDA approval.


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Breathe in this natural painkiller BY DANIELA VELAZQUEZ Tampa Bay Times Tough guy Mike Gluchowski balked at even the thought of meditation. But as he looked at his dozen prescription medications for his chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder brought on by a career in law enforcement in New York City, the New Port Richey, Fla., resident was willing to try something new. “I don’t know how or why it works — I don’t want to know or care,” Gluchowski says. “The results I’ve had have been totally incredible.” Gluchowski, 54, discovTranscendental ered Meditation (TM) through Operation Warrior Wellness, a nonprofit group that aims to teach the techniques to veterans, military personnel and those suffering from PTSD. Science has just begun to quantify the benefits of an ancient art that practitioners have touted for thousands of years. Researchers think meditation affects the autonomic nervous system, which regulates functions such as heartbeat, breathing and digestion. Neuroscientists have begun to home in on how meditation affects the brain’s reaction to pain, and why many meditators say that what was once unbearable is now tolerable or even barely noticeable. Meditation also is widely used to alleviate stress and the many health implications that come with it, from insomnia to heart disease. It’s not the answer for everyone, but its fans say it can be astonishingly effective, with-


Annie Okerlin owns Yogani Studios in Tampa, Fla., and teaches yoga and meditation classes to injured veterans. “The body wants to feel the positive; it doesn’t want to feel upset,” she notes. out the side effects of pills or alcohol. At the least, meditation might be a way to decrease dependence on drugs, some say. “A majority of the population is taking some kind of substance to lower their level of stress or pain,” said Gluchowski’s TM teacher, Jim Vuille. “It’s an epidemic in our society — whether people use illegal or legal substances — to try and feel better, to try and dull the negative discomfort.” There are many ways to meditate. Here is a look at some of the most popular methods — TM, mindfulness meditation and Integrative Restoration — and what practitioners and science have to say about their effectiveness for pain relief: The Beatles’ trip to India in the 1960s to study with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi made Transcendental Meditation, the form of mantra meditation he originated, famous around the world. The discipline has a long line of celebrity devotees, including Oprah

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Winfrey, film director David Lynch and TV’s Dr. Mehmet Oz. Practitioners use a word, sound or phrase repeated silently (a mantra) to achieve a state of relaxed awareness. Studies of TM have yielded quantifiable results for pain reduction. In a 2006 pilot study, at the researchers University of California, Irvine, found that the brains of long-term practitioners of TM showed up to 50 percent less reaction to pain in MRI images than did people in a nonmeditating control group. After the control group practiced the technique for five months, its response to pain dropped up to 50 percent. Rooted in Buddhist traditions, mindfulness meditation focuses on what is being experienced — such as one’s own breath — with the practitioner learning to observe thoughts and feelings as they come and go without reaction or judgment. Recent research illustrates how a mindfulnessbased practice reduces pain by aiding the senses in processing information about what’s happening in the body while decreasing how much thinking is involved, according to a Harvard

University study published in the December edition of the journal Cerebral Cortex. The study showed that 22 percent of meditation practitioners felt their pain was less unpleasant when they meditated. The findings intrigue scientists because they show how two different brain mechanisms work together to change a person’s perception of pain, said lead author Tim Gard. “The really exciting part of our study is that we show that pain modulation through mindfulness has very different neural correlates than other forms of pain modulation,” he said. A year ago April, Wake Forest University used MRIs of subjects’ brains to measure activity levels. They found that meditators cut their pain levels by 57 percent. The findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, showed that just four sessions of 20 minutes can alter pain perception. Dr. Alex Lerner, 61, isn’t surprised. With two back surgeries for herniated discs caused by his labor-intensive work as an obstetrician, Lerner, of Tampa, Fla., was always in pain. Prolonged steroid treatments for his back pain caused four retinal detachments and after he became blind in his right eye, he retired. As he faced the possibility of a third back surgery in 2006, he took a mindfulness-based stress-reduction course, based on the work of University of Massachusetts neuroscientist Jon Kabat-Zinn. The course gave Lerner confidence that he could change his own view toward pain, and lessen his experience of it. “When you’re in pain — and I was in pain — you want to get away from it,” Lerner says. Meditation doesn’t affect the back condition that is


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Medi-Share is a controversial health-care-sharing ministry BY TOM KISKEN Scripps Howard News Service Faith. It’s why Robert Daniel Apodaca Jr. invests $345 a month into a medical bills payment program for Christians that’s most easily explained by what it is not: It’s not insurance. Not regulated by state or federal watchdogs. Not bound by contract to cover his family’s medical costs. Instead, the program called Medi-Share is sort of a cooperative of the devout that allows Apodaca, a born-again Christian, to help others pay for surgeries and treatments with the faith that when someone in his family is sick, they’ll return the favor. “In a sense, it’s trying to do God’s work by helping your neighbor,” said the 23-year-old truck driver who lives in a small rented house in Ventura, Calif., with his wife and 4year-old daughter. “It says in the Bible to help someone in need.” Medi-Share is a controversial health-caresharing ministry of 50,000 Christians. Families in the 19-year-old program pay an average of $280 a month. The money from one member is used to pay for bills for someone else. When Apodaca’s contribution is used, he receives a prayer message of thanks. “It’s awesome,” he said. To be eligible, members must sign a statement of beliefs including that the Bible is without error and Jesus was born of a virgin mother. They vow not to engage in sex outside of marriage and not to smoke, abuse alcohol or use illegal drugs. Medi-Share provides coaches and programs aimed at improving health. Designed for what an administrator calls big burdens, it doesn’t cover regular checkups or preventive care. People with cancer or type-2 diabetes are not covered for preexisting conditions. Coverage guidelines

Failings • Continued from A12 and the mother went to the ER. Seven hours later, the patient was moved again — this time to a room in the hospital’s heart center. She had developed pneumonia from being unable to move, and there were signs of other severe problems. A week later, she was assigned to rehab. All this could have been avoided with the proper response to the first emergency. The ER staff is a hassled, overworked lot that moves at a snail’s pace and the ER specialists seem oblivious to ailments except with the most urgent trauma. (In 13 hours, the patient had spent less than five minutes in the presence of an actual doctor.) Much of this clearly stems from the fact that Americans with no insurance use the ERs as their only access to medicine. They have no doctor, just the ER, and they naturally clog the system. They have no other recourse. Medical care in America is a learning experience. One of the things learned is that it frequently doesn’t work very well. Email Dan K. Thomasson, former editor of the Scripps Howard News Service, at


Robert Daniel Apodaca Jr. leads his family in prayer before they eat dinner. are set by votes of members. Abortion, birth control and sexually transmitted HIV are not covered because of the group’s religious beliefs. Because the program is voluntary and run by members who can pull out whenever they want, leaders say it’s not insurance, meaning they’re not governed by state or federal insurance regulators. A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services official said provisions of federal health care reform that mandate coverage for pre-existing conditions and preventive care apply only to health plans. Medi-Share officials said their program is not a health plan. The reform law also includes a provision that members of health care ministries are exempt from the 2014 mandate that requires people to obtain insurance — an exemption Medi-Share uses as a publicity pitch.

The claims of protection from state insurance regulations have sparked a decade of court battles in Kentucky, where the state Supreme Court ruled the plan is insurance and issued an injunction that regulators allege the organization is ignoring. Based in Melbourne, Fla., Medi-Share started in 1993 as part of a nonprofit called Christian Care Ministry. It’s one of a handful of ministries that offer Christians a less expensive way to cover costs by applying biblical principles. Medi-Share has covered liver transplants and bills as high as $900,000, said Tony Meggs, CEO of its parent group, Christian Care Ministry. The organization limits spending to $1 million a year for a member’s medical bills and $5 million for a lifetime. With contributions that function like premiums

and out-of-pocket expenses similar to deductibles, the plan sounds like insurance. It isn’t, Meggs said, because there’s no guarantee medical bills will be paid. There’s no contract. And members’ payments are not tax-deductible either as charitable contributions or medical expenses. Outsiders familiar with health-care sharing worry about the lack of oversight. “The people putting in money aren’t very protected if something goes wrong or someone’s acting in a disingenuous way,” said Dylan Roby of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The ministries target people desperate for an alternative to insurance and who have devout reli-

gious beliefs, said Mila Kofman, a research professor at Georgetown University Health Policy Institute. She worries about Medi-Share’s lack of a guarantee. “For consumers, it can be devastating, especially someone who signs up thinking they’re going to get help for medical bills,”

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Prosthetic device would Social media in health care ease phantom limb pain create risks, benefits Now 20 and a rising BY DAVID TEMPLETON junior at West Virginia Pittsburgh Post-Gazette University, Bomkamp was She went to Walter among the volunteers Reed National Military helping students last week the Intel Medical Center. She during learned of a medical chal- International Science & Fair in lenge. She developed a Engineering Pittsburgh. The world’s potential treatment. Katherine Bomkamp, largest high school science daughter of an Air Force competition involved 1,549 lieutenant colonel, has students competing for invented the Pain Free more than $3 million in Socket — a prosthetic-limb prizes and scholarships. In 2009, Bomkamp won heating device to treat phantom pain, which many $500 for her fourth-place amputees experience in finish in bioengineering. The following year, the their nonexistent limbs. Council on Because her father Internal worked at the Pentagon Systems Engineering recnear Washington, D.C., ognized her work. Glamour magazine last Bomkamp went to the military hospital for medical October named her as one appointments. Five years of 21 amazing young ago, at age 15, she encoun- women. Inducted into the Gallery for tered young soldiers who’d National returned from Iraq and America’s Young InvenAfghanistan with ampu- tors, Bomkamp also was the youngest person ever tated limbs. “I would talk to them, to present at the Summit and they would tell me of Innovation at London’s about their experience Royal Society of Medicine. The accomplishments with phantom pain,” she said. She started thinking: are more remarkable given “When you pull a muscle, that she was diagnosed you put heat on it. So let’s recently with dyscalculia, see if I can apply that same often described as the idea of biothermal feed- math version of dyslexia. back from concentrated In severe cases, the person and controlled heat for can’t translate a cardinal number, such as 5, into the phantom pain.” Other treatment using concept of five objects. that approach required the Bomkamp has learned to patient to be immobilized work around the disability. Her Pain Free Socket , while hooked to a large in development, machine. “I wanted to see if now I could incorporate that attempts to address a into a prosthetic device,” problem that has largely science. Bomkamp said. “I thought confounded I could adapt the idea to all Phantom pain is real, even prosthetics — arms, legs, if the location isn’t. It’s experienced by 70 to gloves for people without fingers and socks for peo- 80 percent of amputees, said Jack Kabazie, medical ple without toes.” She has two U.S. director of the Institute for Pain Medicine at West patents pending.

Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. With phantom pain, severed nerves that once served the now-missing limb continue sending pain signals to the brain. The brain remaps itself to make sense of the missing limb, Kabazie said, describing a complicated process involving the brain, spinal cord and psychological factors. During remapping, nerves from neighboring parts of the brain grow into the now largely inactive region that had controlled the limb. Those rogue nerves produce pain signals perceived as coming from the nonexistent limb. Treatments include various drugs, stump desensitization, spinal cord stimulation and distraction, Kabazie said. Bomkamp’s approach has the brain focus on heat rather than pain. “As long as it’s not invasive, it can’t hurt,” Kabazie said. Bomkamp is a political science major interested in a law degree, rather than bioengineering. She says her math disability would hamper engineering studies, but it hasn’t quashed her ambitions for inventing. With her latest prototype, she’ll seek U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to test her socket on patients. She’s thinking about other treatment devices, including one for neurological pain. “I have frustrating days, but the support I have at school has just been overwhelming,” Bomkamp said.

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BY STEPHANIE M. LEE San Francisco Chronicle An increasing number of doctors are talking to their patients about medical concerns on social networks. Physicians are adding patients as friends on Facebook and discussing their private health issues in the open. And while getting a wall post on Facebook from your doctor may seem innocuous, such acts can lead to awkward situations, privacy violations or wrong information, say experts. “A lot of stuff is people sharing too much information that should either be left confidential, or in some cases information that shouldn’t be shared because it’s not true,” said Ryan Greysen, assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. In a recent study of 48 state medical boards, which license and discipline doctors, Greysen found that 44 of them have received reports of violations of online professionalism. Violations included improper contact with patients, inappropriately giving diagnoses and misrepresentation of one’s credentials. Disciplinary measures have ranged from limiting or suspending physicians’ licenses to revoking them, the UCSF study found. In one instance, a physician asked one of his patients for a date through an online dating website. Another physician, on his blog, called a patient “lazy” and “ignorant” because she had made several visits to the emergency room after failing to monitor her sugar levels. In yet another case, a med-

ical student filmed a doctor inserting a chest tube into a patient, whose face was clearly visible, and posted the footage on YouTube. The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act sets boundaries on the ways health care providers use and disclose information that identifies patients. That includes a patient’s health condition, birth date and even the existence of enrollment with a provider. In California, a pair of laws since 2009 has authorized the state to investigate and fine medical facilities for health information privacy breaches. Those laws resulted from a string of widely publicized security violations at the University of California, Los Angeles, where employees looked at celebrities’ medical records. So far, the California Department of Public Health has issued 18 fines worth $2.2 million to medical facilities. The agency received reports of about 2,500 violations last year. The department does not separately track online violations. Nearly 90 percent of physicians use a socialmedia website for personal use, and 67 percent use it professionally, according to a survey of 4,000 physicians by QuantiaMD, an online forum for doctors. “My hunch is that in the majority of cases, people had a lapse in judgment about something, but because it’s online, the reach of these online behaviors is so much greater,” said Greysen, who maintains a professional Facebook page and tweets about social media

and medicine. “The impact can be a lot broader and faster because of the speed at which information travels.” Health care providers need to be especially aware of the risk as they turn to keeping patients’ records on electronic databases, said Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California, a patient advocacy group. “We are entering into a world where we need to have a balance between a legitimate desire for seamlessness and sharing of information and data collection,” he said, “with strong privacy guarantees and guidelines.” This spring, the Federation of State Medical Boards, which oversees the groups that license doctors, established guidelines for physicians’ use of socialnetworking sites. The group recommends that doctors interact with patients online only when discussing medical treatment in a professional context, and avoid doing so on personal socialmedia sites. In addition, the group said, physicians may write online about their experiences as health professionals, but should also reveal their conflicts of interest and credentials. For doctors who want to chat about work online, they may find an outlet in Doximity, a new social-networking site in San Mateo. Begun in spring 2011, the site is a confidential forum that allows verified physicians to discuss research and talk about medical cases. So far, Doximity has drawn more than 567,000 physicians from 87 specialties nationwide.

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Edison names interim dean of arts and sciences For the Miami Valley Sunday News


Following an extensive search, Edison Community College has named assistant professor of mathematics Naomi Louis as the interim dean of arts and sciences. Louis will officially take over the position Aug. 1. Louis, who has taught at Edison for three years, came to the college to be an assistant professor of mathematics after teaching as an adjunct in Virginia for several years at various universities

including Old Dominion University, and as a full time professor at New Horizons Regional Educational Center Governor’s School for Science and Technology. She has been teaching in mathematics at the college level since 2001. Louis attended State University of New York at Potsdam, receiving her bachelor’s and master’s degrees there. “This definitely an opportunity to serve the students at the college on

suing careers in fields such as science, business, technology and education. Additional degree programs within arts and sciences include economics, mathematics, history and psychology. “I’m hoping to help the division here on campus become more cohesive and build that positive team environment that we really strive for here at Edison,” she added. Louis is married to her husband Michael, who works at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and has a stepson, John.

such a different sphere of influence that I have to help move the college forward in a positive direction.” Edison’s associate of arts and associate of science degrees permit a student to complete the first two years of study for nearly any baccalaureate major and to transfer to a four-year institution if desired. Edison’s transfer courses parallel those courses PROVIDED PHOTO that comprise the first two Interim dean of arts and sciences Naomi Louis in her years of a bachelor’s office at Edison Community College. degree. Both provide an a completely different been teaching for quite excellent academic backlevel,” Louis said. “I’ve some time now and this is ground for students pur-

Z-Coil shoe store Soda companies racing going out of business for a new sweet spot BY WILL E SANDERS Ohio Community Medica Owner of Z-Coil Pain Relief Footwear, Ron Miller, said it has been a struggle with deciding what to do with his store before he finally reached the conclusion to close — albeit slowly. Friday, Z-Coil, 431 N. Main St., ceased regular business hours as Miller begins phasing out his inventory of relief footwear. “I struggled with this decision for a long time,” he said. Miller said he is in no hurry to shut the business down and stated he is unsure how long it will take to sell his inventory. “It may be a few weeks or it could be much longer,” Miller said. “My issue is that I’m unsure how long it will take all of our inven-

PIQUA tory to sell. … It’s not going to be a typical going out of business sale.” Miller said the “economy has been unkind.” The store has a customer base of individuals throughout Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, and he will be offering an opportunity to his loyal customers with sales and price reductions. “We will be liquidating our entire inventory,” he added. The store sells Z-Coil, Aetrex and Joya shoes, coils, insoles, over-thecounter orthotics, Fitflops, Oofos, Terox, Bamboo socks and more. “I’m so thankful that things have gone so well in these last few years,” Miller said. “I am really thankful for all of the people and customers


Edison adds new faculty PIQUA — Two new full-time English faculty members will be joining the Edison Community College roster this fall, bringing with them a broad spectrum of experience and talent to share with students and the community. The new faculty are an important addition to Edison’s efforts to meet the growing needs of its post-secondary (PSEOP) and degree-seeking student populations and to expand on them. Becky Lindeman, who

has been teaching at the college as an adjunct since January 2011, came up through the ranks of Edison as a PSEOP student, continuing on to receive her associate of arts and associate of science degrees 2006. She later attended Wright State University, graduating in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in English and in 2010 with a master’s in English Literature. Lindeman has also worked in the Edison Learning Center and online as an eTutor since 2011. She currently lives in Piqua. William Loudermilk has been working at

NEW YORK (AP) — Coke and Pepsi are chasing after the sweet spot: a soda with no calories, no artificial sweeteners and no funny aftertaste. The world’s top soft drink companies hope that’s the elusive trifecta that will silence health concerns about soda and reverse the decline in consumption of carbonated drinks. But such a formula could be years away. That’s because the ingredient that makes soda taste good is also what packs on the pounds: highfructose corn syrup. Artificial sweeteners like aspartame that are used in diet drinks don’t have any calories but are seen as processed and fake. Natural sweeteners that come from plants present the most promising alternative, but companies haven’t yet figured out how to mask their metallic aftertaste. Despite the complexities, soft drink makers push on in their search. “I can’t say when it will be here, but it’s in the reasonable future,” said Al Sinclair Community Carey, who heads the bevCollege for the past eight erage unit for the Americas at PepsiCo Inc., the world’s years as a full-time No. 2 soda maker. English faculty member, There’s good reason that teaching composition and soft drink makers are so directing the college’s writeager to tweak their formuing center. In addition, he las. Once a beloved has taught part-time at American treat, sodas are Edison since 1998. He is now being blamed for the originally from Dayton nation’s bulging waistlines and lives in the Huber — two-thirds of the country’s adults are overweight Heights area. or obese, according to the Loudermilk has reguCenters for Disease larly been involved with Edison’s theater program, Control and Prevention. That, coupled with the The Edison Stagelight growing variety of flavored Players, and has directed waters and sports drinks, several plays, the most has sent per capita soda recent being 2011’s consumption down 17 per“Sherlock Holmes and the cent to about 1.3 cans a day since its peak in 1998, Case of the Jersey Lily.”

that we have been able to help. … I feel very fortunate that I have lasted this long and it’s all due to our customer base.” Miller, who owns the building in which the store is housed, also specifically thanked Lorna Swisher, executive director of MainStreet Piqua, with assisting him on many levels over the years. Miller said he still will be at the store “many hours on most days” but he is only a phone call away if a customer needs assistance or to needs to schedule an appointment. The business can be reached by calling 7788700. The store opened in Piqua in September 2006, and has assisted with several shoe drives in the past, including one in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake.

how bad soda is,” said Koster, who works in public relations. “You start considering a lot of the ingredients, whether it’s fake sugar or the real sugar.” High-fructose corn syrup, the cheap sweetener that’s used in most sodas, has the same nutritional value and taste of sugar. A can of regular soda typically has about 40 grams of high-fructose corn syrup and 140 calories. By comparison, the same amount of apple juice has about 38 grams of sugar and 165 calories, but companies can tout the vitamins and other nutrients juice provides. Aspartame, the artificial sweetener commonly used in drinks such as Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi, doesn’t have any calories. But some drinkers worry about the fact that the sweeteners are not natural. Public perception has been colored by past studies that have suggested it caused cancer and brain tumors in rats even though The American Cancer Society says there’s no evidence showing it has any link with an increased risk for cancer in adults. The concerns have led soft drink companies to search for natural, zerocalorie sweeteners, including stevia, which is derived from a South American shrub. Natural sweeteners have neither the calories of sugar nor the negative associations of artificial sweeteners. The trick, however, is figuring out how to make them taste good in colas. “Every sweetener has its own notes that need to be mixed with other flavors,” said Mehmood Khan, chief science officer for PepsiCo. “It’s a bit like an orchestra playing music, as opposed to one instrument.”


A bottle of Pepsi Next is displayed amongst cans of 10-calorie sodas from Dr Pepper Snapple Group in New York. Coke and Pepsi are chasing after the sweet spot: a soda with no calories, no artificial sweeteners and no funny aftertaste. according to data from Beverage Digest, an industry tracker. In New York City, a ban on the sale of sugary drinks bigger than 16 ounces in restaurants, theaters and stadiums could take effect as early as March. The mayor of Cambridge, Mass., proposed a similar ban last month. And in Richmond, Calif., voters will decide in November whether to pass the nation’s first penny-perounce tax on soda and other sugary drinks such as fruit juices and teas. All the negative publicity has some once-faithful soda drinkers cutting back. Krista Koster, a 29-year-old who lives in Washington D.C., used to down about two cans of soda a day. Now she’s trying to kick the habit and be more conscious about what she drinks. “I’ve just been hearing





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Sunday, July 29, 2012



Warm High: 85°

Mostly clear Low: 63°

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Cleveland 82° | 67°

Toledo 85° | 64°


Youngstown 83° | 59°

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Columbus 87° | 62°

Dayton 87° | 63°

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Peak group: Weeds

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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Sunday, July 29, the 211th day of 2012. There are 155 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On July 29, 1914, transcontinental telephone service in the U.S. began with the first test phone conversation between New York and San Francisco. On this date: In 1890, artist Vincent van Gogh, 37, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers-surOise, France. In 1921, Adolf Hitler became

the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party. In 1948, Britain’s King George VI opened the Olympic Games in London. In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, creating NASA. In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford became the first U.S. president to visit the site of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz in Poland. In 1981, Britain’s Prince

Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. In 1985, the space shuttle Challenger began an 8-day mission that got off to a shaky start — the spacecraft achieved a safe orbit even though one of its main engines shut down prematurely after lift-off. Ten years ago: A visibly exhausted Pope John Paul II greeted thousands of Roman Catholic faithful as he arrived in Guatemala City.

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A fan reflects Herbert Hoover as a Republican candidate and Alfred Smith as a Democratic candidate.

Political memorabilia is big business Troy collectors chairing national convention BY DAVID FONG Executive Editor

roy residents Al Anderson and David Lindeman will be on pins and needles this week. Well, pins, at least. And ribbons. And posters.


Anderson and Lindeman — proprietors of Anderson Americana — an auction company specializing in historical and political memorabilia, will chair The American Political Items Collectors National Convention July 31 to Aug. 4 at the Crowne Plaza North Hotel in Columbus. It is the first time Ohio will be the site of the national convention, which has been held every two years for nearly five decades. “This is the first national convention that’s ever been held in Ohio,” Lindeman said. “There will be 250 tables set up A collector’s piece reflects William Jennings Bryan and his canand a bunch of seminars going A collection reflecting James M. Cox. didacy. on.” In addition to the convention, there also will be a presidential collection. In addition to chairing the convention, Anderson and Lindeman also are helping set up a special collection of Ohio political memorabilia at the Ohio Statehouse, which is on display in the statehouse map room now through ANDERSON LINDEMAN October. The convention will feature political memorabilia — primarily buttons and pins — CONVENTION from every president and presidential election from George Here is the schedule for Washington through Barack The American Politicial Items Obama, and everything in Collectors National between. Convention, which will be “Political buttons really open to the public Thursdaystarted out as buttons on clothing,” Anderson said. “They were Saturday at the Crowne North Plaza Hotel, 6500 Doubletree, actually attached to clothing.” in Columbus. There was a time when Thursday, Aug. 2 political memorabilia was 7:30 a.m. — Bourse set-up, essentially worthless — but Ballroom, Pavilion since has become big business. Several pins reflect Taft and Roosevelt in this display case. 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m. — “In 1959, you wouldn’t pay Registration open, Capital $5 for an (Abraham) Lincoln Anderson launched Anderson Room pin that today goes for $5,000,” STAFF PHOTOS / ANTHONY WEBER Americana as his full-time job 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Bourse Anderson said. “In 1964, somein 1983. In 1999, Lindeman left Ballroom, Pavilion one paid $150 for a (James) Anderson got in on the dential elections only happen his job as executive editor of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Exhibits Cox-(Franklin D.) Roosevelt pin ground floor of the political once every four years — and the Troy Daily News to join open, Salons B&C, Room 113 and everyone thought, ‘He’s memorabilia movement when then nobody ever wears the Anderson. 11 a.m., 2 p.m., as needed crazy.’ That pin ended up sellitems could still be had for a pins and buttons after that,” “For 16 years I did it by — Seattle Rules auctions, ing for $120,000. It really relatively inexpensive price. A Anderson said. “Really, about myself,” Anderson said. “To be Pavilion exploded in the 1960s.” the only time you ever see any- history teacher at Troy High able to find somebody like 6:30 p.m. — Member Political memorabilia — parone wearing them is at political School, Anderson began collect- David, as bright as he is, was auction preview, Buckeye ticularly items pertaining to ing part-time in 1973. One of conventions. So the items are ideal.” Room presidential elections — are so his students that year — pretty rare. Obviously — as is The two have been working valuable in part because they Lindeman — helped him store together for the past 13 years. • See CONVENTION the case with most things — are so rare. and sort his collection. The two on B8 the older something is, the “If you think about it, presi• See PINS on B8 would remain close friends. more valuable it is.”



Sunday, July 29, 2012



Successful entrepreneurs shared letter ‘H’ BY PATRICK D. KENNEDY For the Troy Daily News The other day, during my habit of historical reflection, I thought about how often events or trends seem to happen in clusters. Have you ever noticed this phenomenon? There is an old saying about bad things happening in groups of three. Well, sometimes good things can also take place in sequence. In the days before national conglomerates and international economies, most industries and businesses around the country were locally owned, and there was no exception in Troy. Our town has had numerous core businesses which supported, strengthened and re-invested in the community. Troy has been blessed with many people throughout its history who have worked hard, established businesses and then later expanded the same, whereby they profited, but also gave to the community, but, in reflecting on this, one of those quirky “clusters� became evident. In the 19th and, especially, the 20th centuries, families whose surname begins with the letter “H� seem to have had a corner on the market of being successful entrepreneurs in Troy. This is not meant to infer that anyone whose name does not begin with this letter has not worked hard, been successful or profitable to the community. I am merely suggesting that there seems to be an inordinate number of successful individuals and families with this commonality. Here are some examples for you to ponder. Of course, time and space will not let me go into great detail about each and every family. In the 19th Century, Troy business leaders were the Allens, Colemans and Dyes, but also looming large were the Hatfields, Hennes and Hoaglands, along with Lewis Hayner. The Hatfield family first ventured into the hotel business when Elias Hatfield purchased the Washington Hotel on East Main Street and promptly changed its name to the Hatfield House. The great location near the railroad and its depot made for a profitable business. Later, several members of the family branched off into the hardware business, which specialized in plumbing, heating and sheet metal work. The Hoagland family was well-known in Troy and Piqua,

but there claim to fame was in the baking powder business in the 1860s. How the “recipe� actually came about is lost in history, except for company lore, an aunt’s special home mixture, a chemist’s concoction (of course, his name was Holden), etc. However it came about, three men — two Hoaglands and a Detmer — eventually entered into business together with the brother’s recipe and Detmer’s capital and began what for years was known as the Royal Baking Powder Co. It began here but the business was soon moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. All three men became very wealthy. But only Detmer remembered his home county in his will. The Hennes and Lewis Hayner were in the distilling business. Joseph Henne and his family had purchased a business on West Water Street and turned the concern into a lucrative adventure. The end of the business came about just after the turn of the century (1900) with the enactment of the Rose Local Option Law in Troy and Miami County, whereby, the citizens voted to “go dry.� Other Henne family members pursued the shoe, jewelry and auto businesses and were successful owners and active in civic affairs for many years. Lewis Hayner founded a liquor distilling business in the late 1850s which was quite successful. Originally located at Farrington, Hayner relocated the distillery to Troy just after the Civil War. In 1892, Hayner died and his two nephews, William and Charles Hayner, purchased the company and expanded its output and profits. Later, William Hayner, along with his business partner Walter Kidder, who was not an “H� member, but had married William’s half-sister Georgiana Hayner (“H� by proxy), introduced an innovative concept of direct mailing of their product to customers. This was one way the company was able to survive the option law, but it became a fatal flaw later. The innovation quickly led to another invention, a combination lock. It was found that mailmen, postal clerks, or somebody along the shipping route was “dipping into the mail� and customers complained of receiving less than full bottles. The company came up with a combination lock for their bottles and sent the combination number separately, much in the same manner as credit card compa-

nies do now. Through direct mailing, the Hayner business became enormously successful. The end of the Hayner Distilling Co. came with Prohibition. Hayner found it difficult to ship the illegal liquid through a government agency, the post office. Another successful “H� during the 19th century was Samuel K. Harter, who was one of those men who had his hand in almost everything legally conceivable and was profitable at almost everything he did. He was in the hardware business and also invested in several other local companies, but his fortune came through the Dr. Harter Medicine Co., which was founded by Samuel and his brother Dr. Milton G. Harter and later joined by another brother, Dr. Matthias C. Harter. The concern, which produced Dr. Harter’s Fever & Ague Specific, was started in Troy in 1862, but after the Civil War relocated to St. Louis. The company was quite successful. Even after the two doctors died within 6 weeks of each other in 1872 the company continued to flourish with Samuel as the president. Early in the 1890s, Samuel Harter’s daughter, Mary, married William Hayner, the distiller (thereby creating some kind of “H� superpower), who became the general manager of the medicine company and eventually moved the operations to Dayton. By the time he died in 1898 Samuel Harter had amassed quite a fortune, but news accounts and stories attest that he often was generous to those around him and also re-invested in the community he loved. Of course, as his only adult-surviving child, Mary Jane Hayner inherited her father’s estate, as well as that of her husband William when he died in 1912. But she continued the habit of contributing to the community, and it is widely known that she left her home to the Troy Board of Education, which is now the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center and a great asset to Troy. Another prominent industrialist from the eighth letter of the alphabet family was Clarence Charles Hobart, or C.C., as his friends called him. C.C. Hobart was the founder of several companies in Troy, including Hobart Manufacturing, Hobart Brothers and Hobart Cabinet Co. Other concerns which had their founding in these compa-

“The Hoagland family was well-known in Troy and Piqua, but there claim to fame was in the baking powder business in the 1860s. How the ‘recipe’ actually came about is lost in history, except for company lore, an aunt’s special home mixture, a chemist’s concoction (of course, his name was Holden), etc. However it came about, three men — two Hoaglands and a Detmer — eventually entered into business together with the brother’s recipe and Detmer’s capital and began what for years was known as the Royal Baking Powder Co.� nies were the American Fixture and Manufacturing Co. and the KitchenAid Co. The details of these individual businesses are fascinating and made be read in Peter C. Hobart’s book, “The Industrial Hobarts.� C.C. and his children and grandchildren produced and made Troy recognizable through the companies he founded. The Hobart name, whether it is meat slicers, KitchenAid mixers or welding techniques, is known the world over and Troy is often known as the home of Hobart. But Troy profited in more than just tax revenue and job creation. The Hobart family has been very involved in the community since C.C. first came here. It is through the generosity of the Hobarts and the C.C. Hobart Foundation that the residents of Troy have enjoyed an ice and events arena and classic football stadium for more than 60 years. It is also one of the reasons groups and organizations have been able to fund projects or purchase needed space. The Hobart family gave the city another gemstone with the urban preserve, off Dorset Road. Many other events and projects were made possible because the family believed in giving back to the community that welcomed C.C. Hobart. Several of the Hobart

and related family members have been active in civic affairs through the years. One of those “H� power mergers took place when William Howell married Marcia Hobart. Mr. Howell became vice president of sales and marketing for Hobart Brothers and was responsible for many projects that once again brought recognition to Hobart and thus our community. Through innovative and progressive welding processes and systems and the promotion of the company by Mr. Howell, Hobart Brothers became the leader in many areas, especially with landing special projects such as the welding construction of the World Trade Centers in New York, the Canadian National (CN) Tower in Toronto and the Sears Tower in Chicago. Mr. Howell also played a strong role in securing Hobart Brothers’ role as a supplier in the Alaskan Pipeline. Two other “H� families which were influential in business and community were the Houser and Herrlinger families. The Housers were related to H.F. Douglass, who was the partner of A.G. Stouder in the Troy Carriage Sunshade Co., which diversified through the years and became wildly successful and shipped their well-known umbrellas and lawn furniture all over the world. Several of the Housers carried on the “family business� at Sunshade, but also contributed greatly to Troy’s success with contributions and involvement in civic activities. Gummed Products Co. was the domain of the Herrlinger family for many years. Company founder Edward F. Herrlinger and, later, his sons Roth and Paul and their children, were successful in business, but also continued, like so many before them, the tradition of ensuring Troy’s success financially and as a well thought out community. That is a brief overview of the power of “H� in Troy. In sharing these thoughts, I have not forgotten the Allens, Scotts, Stouders, Johnstons or Robinsons. This was simply an exercise in one of the fascinating aspects of historical research in this city we call home. Perhaps, someone could begin another good trend. Patrick D. Kennedy is archivist at the Troy-Miami County Public Library’s Local History Library, 100 W. Main St., Troy, 335-4082.

Community Night Aug. 3









TIPP CITY — Downtown Tipp City’s August Community Night will be Aug. 3. The evening of free music will begin at 6:15 p.m. with Raggedy Edge followed by the Tom Daugherty Orchestra and swing dancers at 7:30 p.m. Raggedy Edge is comprised of singer-songwriters Lynn Perdzock and Bob Farley, an Americana acoustic duo that plays original music and popular standards from the ’20s through today. The Tom Daugherty Orchestra is a 17-piece show and dance band. Their show, “Big Band Legends,� is a tribute to the Big Band Era. Guitarist Wes Arblaster also will perform. Along with the open-air concert, the United Methodist Church will be have its annual ice cream social at the corner of Third and Main streets.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012


Teachers learning to file assault complaints Number of incidents varies widely BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The first time Christine Taylor, a teacher at Central High School, was assaulted by a student, it didn’t occur to her to report it, seek immediate medical assistance, or even call in sick the next school day. Her 250-pound, 6-foot-3 assailant, a sophomore, was running past her in the hallway, on his way to a fight, when it occurred. “I said, ‘Turn around and go back into your cafeteria.’ He goes, ‘Get out of my way,’ and slugs me in my left shoulder, punches me with an open palm, knocks me into the locker and kept right on going. My head must have snapped back. I wasn’t expecting it,” said Taylor, recalling the 2003 incident as if it were yesterday. A second-year teacher at the time, Taylor wasn’t aware of what to do if she was assaulted by a student. She said after the assault, school security told her to go to a walk-in clinic, report it to her supervisor and press charges. The student was expelled, but came back to Central the following year and had a habit of walking past Taylor’s classroom. It made her uncomfortable. In 2010-11, the latest school year data available, there were 181 assaults on teachers and school employees in Bridgeport and 1,528 assaults in the state, up from 1,308 in 2009-2010. The number of assaults varies widely among districts. While Hartford had the most assaults with 254, Greenwich had none, according to state records. But the numbers, say members of the Connecticut Education Association, the state’s largest teacher union, don’t tell the whole story. Often assaults go unreported. Some teachers are too embarrassed to say they have been hurt by a student. Others are reluc-


Security officer Kelly Mason monitors cameras, which provide more than 60 views of the Geraldine W. Johnson School, in Bridgeport, Conn., July 9 In 2010-11, the latest school year data available, there were 181 assaults on teachers and school employees in Bridgeport and 1,528 assaults in the state, up from 1,308 in 2009-2010. tant to get a student in trouble or worry the incident will make it look like they can’t control a class. And sometimes, teachers say they are dissuaded from reporting assaults by administrators. Joan Hughes, a union field representative for Greenwich teachers, said in testimony before the state legislature that the number of assaults reported in her district does not accurately reflect the number of times teachers there have been “pushed, shoved, hit, spat upon, punched threatened or subjected to any other form of violent or insubordinate act.” Often, police are never informed of the incident. “Even in those cases where teachers do file a complaint with their administrators, it is common for that report not to be forwarded to the police — a direct violation of the law,” said Robin KaplanCho, whose job with the Connecticut Education Association includes advising teachers of their rights and responsibilities. She and others want to toughen a 1979 law that requires a school principal who receives a written report of an assaulted school employee to file that

report with the local police. Kaplan-Cho said the law needs teeth so acts of violence in schools are taken seriously. The union wants to fine principals and require that they get training. But that proposal never got out of the legislature last year because some lawmakers took issue with the size of the proposed penalty, which was between $500 and $2,500. The senate voted to reduce the proposed fine to $250, but the session ended before the House acted on the amended bill. This past spring, with the focus on major education reform efforts, the bill never got out of committee. The CEA tried without success to get the fine attached to another bill about workplace violence. The bill was opposed by the state’s Chief Public Defender’s office and Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. Kachina Walsh-Weaver, of CCM, said the group was concerned about who would be liable for paying the fine. Christine Perra Rapillo, director of the juvenile delinquency defense office, testified that the current law was sufficient. Joseph Cirasuolo, exec-

utive director of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents, said this week that before he could support the measure he would have to know the extent to which teacher assaults are not being reported. Nobody wants anybody assaulted. Number two, anytime there is an assault, it should be reported. No question about it,” said Cirasuolo. “But before we come up with a solution, we need to make sure there is a problem.” Just how often assaults go unreported remains uncertain. What is known is that reported assaults on teachers and other school personnel are on the rise in Connecticut, according to Kaplan-Cho and others. There were more than 6,400 reported incidents of physical violence against school employees from 2006 through 2010, according to data collected by the State Department of Education. The American Psychological Association called violence against teachers a silent national crisis in a study it released last year. Using figures from the

Chefs dream up makeovers for school lunches BY MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press Everyone has a school lunch horror story, the mystery meat “steaks,” the limp, white bread sandwiches, the dangers lurking in any dish with “surprise” in the title. But what if people with serious kitchen cred got involved? Could those sad school lunches be turned into happy meals? To find out we invited chefs around the country to tell us what school cafeteria dishes they dreaded most as a kid. Then we asked how they’d turn those dreadful dishes into tasty treats. Here are some of their meal makeovers. PIZZA THE ACTION Quite a few chefs remember getting poor pie. Damon Hall, chef at MoMo’s, a popular hangout across from AT&T Park in San Francisco, said with the wood-burning oven at MoMos, he can more than banish the ghosts of pizzas past with a pepperoni pie that starts with a freshly made crust and is topped with tomatoes (fresh) and cheese (also fresh), as well as oregano, red pepper flakes and other seasonings to kick up the taste. GRILL ‘N THRILL Danny Bortnick, executive chef at Firefly in Washington, D.C., used to take a sack lunch made by his mom with a sandwich of American cheese, butter and white bread. Not the most exciting selection. That was then. This is now. The sandwich has inspired

a lunch item now on the menu at Firefly the Cadillac Grilled. This grilled cheese is made with Gruyere, cheddar, bechamel sauce and garlic herb butter. SALISBURY STEAK GETS JAKE Jason Berthold, executive chef and partner in San Francisco’s RN74 restaurant, grew up in Michigan and remembers “many terrible school lunches.” But it was the Salisbury steak that stood out. “I wanted to like it so

badly because it seemed like hamburger covered in gravy, but the taste and texture of everything was completely repulsive,” he said. For a redo, he’d stay with the original concept, but introduce a few touches to add flavor. And he’d definitely use all fresh ingredients. His recipe starts with fresh ground beef and adds minced shallots and garlic, a dash of Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard, along with egg, fresh thyme

and sage, and salt and pepper. For the gravy, he’d throw in some thinly sliced cremini mushrooms and onions with more fresh herbs and seasonings held together with good beef stock. The patties would get a quick grilling over high heat to give them a layer of smoky flavor, then would finish cooking while simmering in the gravy. Add mashed potatoes or buttered noodles and boom! one gastronomic nightmare eradicated.

National Center for Educational Statistics, the study found that 253,100 teachers — about seven percent — report being threatened with injury, and 127,500 report being physically attacked in 2003-04. In 2007-08, according to the NCES, the number threatened had risen to 289,600 and the number attacked rose to 154,400. Reported assaults were more likely in urban districts and in secondary schools, the data showed. But for every one reported assault, others never surface to the proper authorities. In some instances, said Lori Rossomando, head of the teachers’ union in Stamford, teachers suppress the incident. When a kindergartner yanks a teacher to the ground, Rossomando said, the teacher is less likely to want to get the student in trouble, and more likely to be embarrassed and fearful they will be seen as someone who can’t control their class. But other times they are dissuaded from reporting an assault. “We know for certain that many teachers are too fearful of retribution to ever file a report of an

assault with their administrator, much less with the local police,” said KaplanCho. Carmella Lorusso, an eighth-grade English teacher at Tisdale School in Bridgeport, said she was assaulted by a student in the 2010-11 school year after more than 25 years of teaching. “I went to the door and there was a security guard. I didn’t see the student behind him until I opened the door. The child pushed his way into the room and ended up hitting me in the shoulder, nearly knocking me down,” said Lorusso, of the middle school student who was taller than she was. “The concerning part of that was that I was told I shouldn’t call the police and that the child never received punishment,” said Lorusso. She reported it anyway but the police officer told her they were not going to arrest the child. “School police said I wasn’t really hurt and I didn’t feel I wanted to go further with it at that point.” Lorusso said she later learned that the student had a history of harming teachers and other students. He eventually was placed on homebound instruction only. Lorusso, who is the grievance chair for the Education Bridgeport Association, said on the whole, she thinks most administrators are good about reporting assaults to police, but not always. “Sometimes it is hit or miss. Some do their own thing. School climate is a big issue and there is some hesitation,” Lorusso said. Shively Willingham, Bridgeport’s special assistant for Safety, Security & Climate under Interim Schools Superintendent Paul Vallas, said in his experience teacher assaults go underreported. Willingham served as a principal and then an intervention officer in the Philadelphia school district, where failing to report a teacher assault was a disciplinary offense that could get a Philadelphia principal demoted or fired. He couldn’t say how often a principal was demoted but said one was fired for not reporting an assault.

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Museum preserves legacy of Grapes of Wrath Visitors will come away with feel for Steinbeck’s life, times SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — They were the stuff of another America: Tom Joad in “The Grapes of Wrath.” George and Lenny in “Of Mice and Men.” Lee Chong, Doc and the delightfully larcenous Mack and the bums in “Cannery Row.” Danny and Pilon in “Tortilla Flat.” Adam and Cal Trask in “East of Eden.” Whether you met these classic characters while reading the novels of John Steinbeck or you’re encountering them for the first time, they come to life at the National Steinbeck Center, a sprawling and modernistic museum and study center in Old Town Salinas. It is the largest museum dedicated to a single American writer. The Nobel- and Pulitzer Prizewinning author, who grew up in Salinas, wrote about many things: migrant workers, labor “agitators,” World War II, the Mexican Revolution, New England, Russia, even Vietnam. But his most endearing and enduring works centered on the people and places he knew best, from the coast and farmland of the Salinas Valley between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The center opened in 1998 as a library and research facility and place to store and display Steinbeck memorabilia. While Steinbeck scholars can meet here to discuss his work and life, its 30,000 annual visitors also include ordinary fans and other visitors curious about his work and life. The area around Salinas is scenic and popular among tourists, with Monterey County wineries, the Pacific Coast and other attractions nearby. Big Sur, which has connections to literary figures like Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac and poet Robinson Jeffers among others, is 50 miles away. Even those who don’t know much about Steinbeck’s work will come away from a visit to the center with a sense of his life and times. Curators have blended the work of artists, photographers and historians to bring back the atmosphere of the places he described, set mostly between the World Wars. Here are the migrant labor camps; the louse-ridden bunkhouses of the migrant “bindle-stiffs” (as hobos were called); Lee Chong’s grocery; and


This March photo shows The Steinbeck House, where author John Steinbeck grew up in Salinas, Calif. The house, which is now a restaurant, is located near the National Steinbeck Center, a museum dedicated to preserving Steinbeck’s legacy. the entrance to the Bear Flag Restaurant, which was the name of “Cannery Row”’s “stern and stately whorehouse,” which Steinbeck described as a clean, one-price joint presided over by its formidable yet soft-touch madam, Dora Flood. Here is Ed Ricketts, “Doc’” in “Cannery Row,” the eccentric operator of a marine biological lab, who was a character in the book but also a real person and close friend of Steinbeck’s. Some incidents in his writings were also based on real events, such as the failed 1916 attempt to refrigerate lettuce in rail cars to bring the produce to Eastern markets, depicted in “East of Eden.” And Steinbeck’s mastery of the vernacular, an ability to write the way people then talked, in a beautifully unrefined manner, can be traced not just to his observations of speech but to input from a mentor, Tom Collins, an anthropologist who researched speech patterns and customs, according to museum archivist Herb Behrens. Steinbeck’s family had been ranchers in the Salinas-King City area, said Behrens, and

migrants with their problems were in place before he began writing about them, and he was • NATIONAL STEINBECK CENTER: 1 Main St., Old Town Salinas, overwhelmed by the conditions Calif.; Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults, he found. $14.95; children 13-17, $7.95 and 6-12, $5.95. Allow a half-day. Those researching his work • THE STEINBECK HOUSE RESTAURANT: 132 Central Ave., for the many later screenplays of Salinas; or 831-424-2735. Lunch his books concluded that if anyserved Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., most of the year. The thing, conditions were even restaurant is located in Steinbeck’s boyhood home. Tours offered Aug. worse than he portrayed them. 5 and Sept. 2 at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.; suggested donation, $10. Steinbeck and photographer • GETTING THERE: The Steinbeck Center is 17 miles east of Horace Bristol visited migrant Monterey, 60 miles south of San Jose and 105 miles south of San areas for Life magazine for a Francisco. piece on the impact of floods in 1937 and ‘38, but Life rejected the pictures as too graphic, many of the characters in works Battle,” for example, a hard look Behrens said. After the1940 film such as “The Red Pony” and “The at leftist organizers in the “The Grapes of Wrath” won two orchards, Steinbeck wrote that Long Valley” almost certainly Oscars and was nominated for reflected people the writer knew the Communists would hate it five more, Life published the picand the other side would too. as a child. tures. Behrens said the migrant This sometimes got in him in Loops from some of the many worker novels sired a bevy of the doghouse locally, since the movies made from his books play “damage control” books by others, in the museum’s pocket theaters. not-always-favorable depictions such as “Plums of Plenty’” the often could be identified by Many of the buildings in old “Grapes of Gladness” that tried townspeople. photos in the museum remain to show migrant life was just But it wasn’t just locals who standing in the adjacent Old were riled by his work. At times fine, that there were good jobs for Town, and are easily recognized. some of his books were burned as all who wanted to work. Steinbeck’s boyhood home, a This, of course, was hooey and wedding cake of a Queen Anne un-American and subversive. Steinbeck, himself at times a Steinbeck was derided by angry structure three blocks from the laborer and straw boss who had center at 132 Central Ave., suggrowers and others as a “traitor spent time with migrant workers gests stability and comfort. It is a to his class.” But he was not the and leftist organizers, knew it. ideologue he was accused of restaurant now, called The The labor camps and the being. Of his novel “In Dubious Steinbeck House.


Japanese Garden at Huntington Library renovated for centennial SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — With ponds of koi fish, a newly installed ceremonial teahouse and sloping bridge, the reopened Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library in San Marino is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year after an extensive, yearlong renovation. The nine-acre garden, closed for a full year, cost $6.8 million to restore and improve. Not only beautifully landscaped, it’s also dazzlingly multi-layered, set off to the edge of the sprawling 207-acre Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, with Southern California’s San Gabriel Mountains looming in the distance. “The Japanese Garden has been one of our most popular attractions for a century, so our intention wasn’t to change the things that made it so well loved but to restore it to its original beauty,” said Huntington Library spokeswoman Lisa Blackburn. Paths curve up and down through a bamboo forest, past a raked-gravel dry garden, a bonsai court lined with pruned, delicate miniature trees and a display of large, smooth black viewing stones. Railroad tycoon and art collector Henry Edwards Huntington, spurred on by a popularly held Western fascination with Asian culture at the

IF YOU GO … • JAPANESE GARDEN AT THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTIONS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS: 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, Calif.; or (626) 405-2100. Summer hours through Labor Day, closed Tuesdays but otherwise open daily 10:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Tickets to grounds include Japanese garden and other areas. Adults, $20 weekdays, $23 weekends; seniors, $15 and $18; students 12-18, $12 and $13; children 5-11, $8; children under 5, free. Parking is free.


This 2012 image supplied by the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens shows the historic Japanese Garden there following a yearlong renovation in San Marino, Calif. The garden was created 100 years ago by railroad tycoon and art collector Henry Edwards Huntington. time, created the garden between 1911 and 1912 soon after completing his house on the property, according to the Huntington Library’s website. Huntington bought a tea house in Pasadena owned by George Turner Marsh, an antiques dealer who also created the popular tea garden in Golden Gate Park, and rebuilt it in San Marino. The acquisitions from Marsh included the stream-

lined, square, upper-class Japanese House, parts of which were actually created in Japan, and then shipped to California. Post-World War II, amid staffing shortages and political discontent, the Japanese Garden became sorely neglected, with areas shut off to the public, according to the Huntington. Damage included rotted wood, termite infestation and shifting soil. Various partial

renovations over the years led to the yearlong mass restoration and improvement effort starting in April 2011. Landscape architects Takeo Uesugi and his son, Keiji Uesugi, oversaw the Japanese Garden project’s design. Now the grounds feel lush, densely green and joyous. The centrally located, perfectly arched moon bridge, for years painted red, until 1992, when it

was stripped to its natural wood, sits below the Japanese House. The new ceremonial teahouse, named Seifu-an (“Arbor of Pure Breeze”), flanks a new ceremonial tea garden. The Pasadena Buddhist Temple donated the small teahouse to the Huntington in 2010. It was built in Kyoto in 1964, disassembled at the Pasadena temple, shipped back to Kyoto, renovated there, and shipped back to the Huntington in May 2011. “New features like the ceremonial teahouse and tea garden serve as added enhancements that allow visitors to explore the unique landscape and cultural traditions of Japan even more deeply,” said Blackburn.



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Suburbia under sci-fi siege in ‘The Watch’ BY JAKE COYLE AP Book Reviewer Suburban paranoia can be as funny as it can be dangerous. But in “The Watch,” which was renamed from “Neighborhood Watch” to distance itself from the Treyvon Martin killing in Florida, the threat to an ordered Ohio town isn’t anything with contemporary resonance. It’s just aliens. That’s the disappointing basis of “The Watch,” which unfolds not in a way that might have anything funny or enlightening to say about picket-fence fearfulness, but simply with conventional summer movie bombast. Evan Troutwig (Ben Stiller) is as devoted to Glenville, Ohio, as Max Fischer was to Rushmore Academy. Though he and his wife (an underused Rosemarie DeWitt) are trying to have a kid, he puts most of his energy into the town through various community groups and his senior management position at Costco.

This is a particularly earnest Ben Stiller: “I don’t have any black friends yet, but I am on the market,” he says. But Evan’s enthusiasm is shattered when a friend and Costco security guard (Joseph A. Nunez) is mysteriously mauled overnight. When Evan makes neighborhood safety his new cause (his sweatshirt: “No More Murders”), his rally for support draws derision and only three volunteers. They’re a motley lot: Bob, a father of a teenager looking for a guy’s night out (Vince Vaughn); Franklin, a police department-reject with a buzz cut and switchblade (Jonah Hill); and Jamarcus, a divorced, afroed Brit (the wry, poised Richard Ayoade, who directed the promising “Submarine” and nearly steals the movie). At this point, Vaughn (“Wedding Crashers,” ”Old School”) can claim suburbia to be his domain. No one better typifies the man-cave father, the 9-to-5er, the frat boy with a family.

Vaughn’s family man isn’t without parody (he introduces himself as “Bob with ‘B,’” chuckling mildly) but he’s undiminished by adulthood’s trappings, full of crazy-eyed brio and the manic positivity to, as he does in “The Watch,” design neighborhood watch jackets for the gang with a flaming, winged tiger icon. Some will say the act is old, but Vaughn could do this as long as John Wayne played a cowboy, as far as I’m concerned. Watching him marvel at each layer of a Russian nesting doll, as he does here, is nearly worth the price of admission. The crew is slow to develop, harassed by dismissive cops (a funny Will Forte) and egg-throwing high-schoolers. But they make some headway and eventually crack open the case: Aliens are invading Glenville. Action and comedy are nearly always strange bedfellows, and “The Watch” is no exception. Introducing extraterrestrials puts the story on a familiar trajectory of chases and explosions

filled with mock-tough guy slow motion. At this point, Jonah Hill pointing in slo-mo is getting a little tiresome. “The Watch” was originally drafted by Jared Stern to be a younger, PG-13 movie with Shawn Levy (“Night at the Museum”) directing, but that changed when Seth Rogan, Evan Goldberg and Justin Theroux rewrote it. Their raunchier tone has an almost paint-by-numbers feeling to it now, after better films like “Superbad” and “Pineapple Express.” Though many of the jokes land, some of them feel like a game of penisrelated Mad Libs. Directing is Akiva Schaffer, one third of the Lonely Island trio (Schaffer, Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone make a quick cameo) and a “Saturday Night Live” writer famous for the popular digital shorts. This is his second feature after 2007’s “Hot Rod,” and while he clearly has the ability to pull funny out of his cast, he doesn’t here show any visual and narrative distinction that separates


him from the growing pack of comedy directors. His most interesting choice is to make the aliens far more fearsome and detailed than a comedy would normally accommodate. Contortionist Doug Jones (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” ”Hellboy”) plays the alien, a scifi realism that makes a few jokes funnier but ultimately highlight’s the film’s incongruities. (Better is the suspected alien, a creepy Billy Crudup.) The mission of the neighborhood watch gang stresses their budding friendships, pulling them apart before pushing them back together. Or was that the plot of “21 Jump Street”? Maybe it was “Get Him to the Greek”? Hold on, could it have been “Paul”? “The Watch,” a 20th Century Fox release, is rated R for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and violent images. Running time: 102 minutes. Two stars out of four.


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with some friends and put out some new tunes.” “Country & Cold Cans” is out Aug. 21. The EP will DOVER, Del. (AP) — be a digital-only release The successful Firefly available on iTunes initialMusic Festival will be ly. Bentley will support the bringing its glow back to EP with a quick three-date Dover next year. tour Aug. 20-22 at the Organizers said Tuesday University of South that the music extravaganCarolina, the University of za will return to city for its Georgia and the University 2013 edition. The exact of Mississippi. Tickets go date of the event has not on sale Friday. been announced, but it will Bentley released his last be held in the summer. A album “Home” earlier this limited number of advance year and “5-1-5-0,” his 10th general admission tickets No. 1 country single as will go on sale on the both artist and songwriter, event’s website at noon Wednesday. The performers reached the top of the have yet to be determined. charts this week. It’s the third No. 1 from “Home.” The three-day festival was held in the Woodlands ‘Christmas Story’ Dover International Speedway and wrapped up on Broadway on Sunday. Tens of thousands of people attended NEW YORK — A musithe event, which featured cal stage version of the 48 acts. classic film “A Christmas Police say no major traf- Story” has found a home AP PHOTO/SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT, SAM EMERSON fic, police or fire incidents This film image released by Summit Entertainment shows a scene from “Step Up Revolution.” on Broadway. were reported. Producers said Thursday that “Christmas Dierks Bentley Story, The Musical!” will play the Lunt-Fontanne breaks rules Theatre from Nov. 5 to Dec. 30. The musical spent NASHVILLE, Tenn. — much of last year on a A few years ago Dierks Bentley went hard against national tour. The show has more country music convention for “So You Think You winning the YouTube When Emily Anderson BY JUSTIN LOWE than a dozen catchy songs by releasing a rockin’ bluevideo contest. Emily has (Kathryn McCormick) AP Film Reviewer Can Dance” star written by Benj Pasek and grass-roots album. He’s another idea, though, turns up at the hotel McCormick. Fortunately, decided to break the rules composer Justin Paul, with encouraging Sean and LOS ANGELES (AP) — owned by her father Bill neither is called upon to titles including “Red Ryder again. (Peter Gallagher), a ruth- The Mob to stand up to With “Step Up stretch too far in the actCarbine Action BB Gun” This time around, less real-estate developer her dad’s development Revolution,” their second ing department and both Bentley is releasing a new and “A Major Award.” for a summer of bartend- plans with some proactive are able to get by with summertime at-bat after The show represents four-song EP called dance interventions. “Rock of Ages,” producers ing while preparing to good looks and flashy Pasek and Paul’s “Country & Cold Cans” Much like hit-making audition for a coveted Adam Shankman and moves. Supporting castBroadway debut. They even while his last album music producers, Jennifer Gibgot return to spot with a high-toned members are adequate if made their New York continues to chart hit sinShankman and Gibgot local dance company, one of the things they do not outstanding, but it’s debut this summer with gles. Turns out Bentley have orchestrated a surattraction inevitably best — making young the choreographers, led by just wanted to have a little “Dogfight” at Second Stage prisingly winning series sparks between the two. unknowns look like the franchise vet Jamal Sims, fun with his friends. Theatre. that takes promising film- who really put the shine As it turns out, aloof next big thing. Both the 1983 film and “Sometimes that should makers and performers Emily needs Sean’s help In its fourth installon the production. be the driving force in your musical are based the and turns them into recmore than she suspects. ment, however, the “Step “Revolution’s” mix of story of 9-year-old Ralphie decisions, you know?” ognizable professionals, Seems that the dance Up” franchise has traded choreography, contrasting Bentley said. “It doesn’t Parker’s desperate like directing alum John company director (Mia an air of inevitability for modern dance and street- always have to be a busiattempt to land an air rifle one of predictability. While Michaels) thinks Emily is M. Chu and former manstyle performance that as a Christmas gift, ness decision or wella talented performer but candy dancer Channing die-hard fans and dance incorporates hip-hop, despite warnings that he’ll thought-out plan. Just go wound a bit too tightly to Tatum. Making his feafanatics will respond on step, acrobatic moves and out there, have fun, do it shoot his eye out. be truly creative. So if she ture-filmmaking debut, the opening weekend, Cirque du Soleil-style aerwants to make it onto the music-video and TV direc- ial stunts, forms an enerongoing competition from TOP ITUNES tor Scott Speer acquits superheroes and cute car- roster, Emily is going to getic, constantly shifting himself adequately, partic- mosaic. Several major set need some new moves, toon characters may slow ularly since the movie is momentum in subsequent which she figures Sean pieces, including the can help deliver once she more akin to a long-form Rises (Original Motion iTunes’ Official Music weeks. opening downtown Miami Charts for the week ending Picture Soundtrack),” Hans video project. discovers he’s one of the After dancing its way sequence centering Zimmer July 23: Playwright and firstacross Baltimore and New motivators behind The around a parade of low5. “Up All Night,” One Top Songs: time screenwriter York City in previous iter- Mob. After her video riders, help anchor signifDirection 1. “Whistle,” Flo Rida debut, a sexy number in a Amanda Brody plays it ations, “Step Up” moves 6. “Away from the World 2. “Take a Little Ride,” safe, leaving the pyrotech- icant plot developments, crowded, fancy restauto Miami, where homeeven if they add little nar- Jason Aldean (Deluxe Version),” Dave nics to the choreography boys Sean (Ryan Guzman) rant, draws millions of rative impetus. Matthews Band 3. “Wide Awake,” Katy team and sticking to the and Eddy (Misha Gabriel) hits online, Emily’s By now, however, 3-D 7. “The Lumineers,” The Perry have been best buds since brought on with the group franchise’s proven dancedance performances are 4. “Call Me Maybe,” Carly Lumineers romance formula, which as they plan their next toddler-hood and now routine for the genre and 8. “Spark Seeker,” Rae Jepsen offers few surprises but outrageous “mission.” lead a local dance flash with the exception of a few Matisyahu 5. “Blow Me (One Last delivers effectively. The However there’s one mob known as, well, “The notable aerial tricks, 9. “Overexposed,” Kiss),” P!nk attempt to add a modMob,” just to keep things major obstacle looming Maroon 5 6. “Payphone (feat. Wiz icum of social relevance to “Revolution” doesn’t offer over the pair’s romantic simple. Together with many stylistic innovations, Khalifa),” Maroon 5 10. “Collide With the their crew, including cho- bliss and professional suc- an essentially carefree Sky,” Pierce the Veil 7. “Some Nights,” Fun. cess: Emily’s dad is deter- entertainment vehicle by although the soundtrack reographers, visual featuring performances by 8. “Want U Back,” Cher artists and a DJ, the guys mined to build a new lux- staging dance protests Far East Movement (with Lloyd against the resort develury development after have been busting out an assist from Justin 9. “Titanium (feat. Sia),” opment is pretty much a razing the multiracial surprise dance numbers Bieber), M.I.A., M83, Sia,David Guetta nonstarter, particularly all over Miami and shoot- community where Sean 10. “Lights,” Ellie since there’s no indication Diplo, Timbaland and Jing video to compete in a lives and hangs out with Lo, is appropriately Goulding that The Mob’s illegal other Mob members. YouTube contest to win SCHEDULE FRI 7/27 THRU SUN 7/29 ONLY STEP UP REVOLUTION ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL assemblies are attracting propulsive. Although Sean agrees to $1 million. 3-D ONLY (PG-13) DRIFT 3-D ONLY (PG) 12:10 2:40 7:55 11:00 4:00 6:40 Top Albums: keep Emily’s identity con- the least law-enforcement Sean’s day job as a THE WATCH (R) MAGIC MIKE (R) “Step Up Revolution,” a 1. “Life Is Good,” Nas 11:10 1:40 4:15 7:00 9:35 11:20 2:00 4:45 7:30 10:10 cealed while she rehears- attention. waiter at a luxury hotel STEP UP REVOLUTION ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL Summit Entertainment 2. “Channel ORANGE,” Abercrombie & Fitch es and performs with his helps support his dance 2-D ONLY (PG-13) DRIFT 2-D ONLY (PG) 5:10 10:35 1:30 9:15 release, is rated PG-13 for Frank Ocean habit and pay the rent on crew, if word gets out, his model Guzman looks THE DARK KNIGHT TED (R) 11:35 2:10 4:55 (PG-13) 7:40 10:25 3. “Uncaged,” Zac Brown RISES the house he shares with street cred will be totally every bit the metrosexual some suggestive dancing 10:45 11:55 12:55 2:25 COMING MIDNIGHT 8/2: Band and language. Running 3:35 4:30 6:10 7:15 8:10 “DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG shot, which could compli- romantic lead, but also his single-mom sister 9:50 10:50 DAYS” & “TOTAL RECALL” 4. “The Dark Knight makes a credible partner time: 97 minutes. (Megan Boone) and niece. cate that business about

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Sunday, July 29, 2012


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 sixth-grade. • 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 4632001. • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminter Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion meeting is open. • AA, Troy Trinity Group meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. • AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. • AA, Living Sober meeting, open to all who have an interest in a sober lifestyle, 7:30 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. • Narcotics Anonymous, Winner’s Group, will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. Open discussion . • Narcotics Anonymous, Poison Free, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 202 W. Fourth St., third floor, Greenville. • Narcotics Anonymous, Never Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 212 N. Main St., Sidney • Teen Talk, where teens share their everyday issues through communication, will meet at 6 p.m. at the Troy View Church of God, 1879 Staunton Road, Troy. • Singles Night at The Avenue will be from 6-10 p.m. at the Main Campus Avenue, Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S. County Road 25A, 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. MONDAY • Christian 12 step meetings, “Walking in Freedom,” are offered at 7 p.m. at Open Arms Church, 4075 Tipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • AA, Big Book discussion meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. The discussion is open to the public. • AA, Green & Growing will meet at 8 p.m. The closed discussion meeting (attendees must have a desire to stop drinking) will be at Troy View Church of God, 1879 Old Staunton Road, Troy. • AA, There Is A Solution Group will meet at 8 p.m. in Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, County Road 25-A, Ginghamsburg. The discussion group is closed (participants must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, West Milton open discussion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, rear entrance, 1209 S. Miami St. Non-smoking, handicap accessible. • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion meeting is open. A beginner’s meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. • Alternatives: Anger/Rage Control Group for adult males, 7-9 p.m., Miami County Shelter, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. • Mind Over Weight Total Fitness, 6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin St., Troy. Other days and times available. For more information, call 339-2699. • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. New members welcome. For more

information, call 335-9721. • Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at the Tin Roof restaurant. Guests welcome. For more information, call 478-1401. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 and meeting at 5:30 p.m. • Parenting Education Groups will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Learn new and age-appropriate ways to parent children. Call 3396761 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 2362273. • Pilates for Beginners, 8:309:30 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus. • 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. TUESDAY • Deep water aerobics will be offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • Hospice of Miami County “Growing Through Grief” meetings are at 11 a.m. on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, and 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays and are designed to provide a safe and supportive environment for the expression of thoughts and feelings associated with the grief process. All sessions are available to the community and at the Hospice Generations of Life Center, 550 Summit Ave., second floor, Troy, with light refreshments provided. No reservations are required. For more information, call Susan Cottrell at Hospice of Miami County, 335-5191. • A daytime grief support group meets on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the Generations of Life Center,, second floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The support group is open to any grieving adults in the greater Miami County area and there is no participation fee. Sessions are facilitated by trained bereavement staff. Call 573-2100 for details or visit the website at • Quilting and crafts is offered from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First St., Tipp City. Call 667-8865 for more information. • The Miami Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene Street United Methodist Church, 415 W. Greene St., Piqua. All men interested in singing are welcome and visitors always are welcome. For more information, call 7781586 or visit the group’s Web site at • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at Richards Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., Troy. Video/small group class designed to help separated or divorced people. For more information, call 335-8814. • AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 p.m., Dettmer’s Daniel Dining Room. • AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • AA, The Best Is Yet To Come Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, Tipp City Group, Zion Lutheran Church, Main and Third streets at 8 p.m. This is a closed discussion (participants must have a desire to stop drinking). • Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Sidney Group, Presbyterian Church, corner North and Miami streets, Sidney. • AA, 7 p.m. at Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Open discussion. • An Intermediate Pilates class will be from 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m.

at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Women’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, Just For Tuesday, will meet at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. This is an open discussion. • Narcotics Anonymous, Unity Group, 7 p.m., Freedom Life Ministries Church, 9101 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Open discussion. • Public bingo, license No. 010528, will begin with early birds at 7 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 833, 17 W. Franklin St., Troy. Use the Cherry Street entrance. Doors open at 5 p.m. Instant tickets also will be available. • Public bingo — paper and computer — will be offered by the Tipp City Lumber Baseball organization from 7-10 p.m. at the West Milton Eagles, 2270 S. Miami St., West Milton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and concessions will be available. Proceeds will benefit the sponsorship of five Little League baseball teams. For more information, call 543-9959. • DivorceCare will be every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Nazarene, State Route 55 and Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is open to men and women. For more information, call Patty at 440-1269 or Debbie at 335-8397. • Christian 12-Step, 7-8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus . WEDNESDAY • Skyview Wesleyan Church, 6995 Peters Road, Tipp City, will offer a free dinner at 6:15 p.m. Bible study will begin at 7 p.m. • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • The “Sit and Knit” group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358. • Grandma’s Kitchen, a homecooked meal prepared by volunteers, is offered every Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. in the activity center of Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton, one block west of State Route 48. The meal, which includes a main course, salad, dessert and drink, for a suggested donation of $6 per person, or $3 for a children’s meal. The meal is not provided on the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s. • An Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is for anyone dealing with dementia of a loved one. For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at (937) 291-3332. • The 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 3356989. • The Troy American Legion Post No. 43 euchre parties will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 339-1564. • AA, Pioneer Group open discussion will meet at 9:30 a.m. Enter down the basement steps on the north side of The United Church Of Christ on North Pearl Street in Covington. The group also meets at 8:30 p.m. Monday night and is wheelchair accessible. • AA, Serenity Island Group will meet at 8 p.m. in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion is open. • AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 p.m. for closed discussion, Step and Tradition meeting, in the 12 Step Room, Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Use the alley entrance, upstairs. • Al-Anon, Trinity Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church,

60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Men’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 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 2526766 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 5:306:30 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 6692441. • 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 Temple of Praise Ministries will serve hot lunches from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday at 235 S. Third St., Tipp City. • A free employment networking group will be offered from 8-9 a.m. each Wednesday at Job and Family Services, 2040 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. The group will offer tools to tap into unadvertised jobs, assistance to improve personal presentation skills and resume writing. For more information, call Steven Kiefer at 570-2688 or Justin Sommer at 440-3465. THURSDAY • Deep water aerobics will be offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • An open parent-support group will be at 7 p.m. at Corinn’s Way Inc., 306 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Parents are invited to attend the Corinn’s Way Inc. parent support group from 7-8:30 p.m. each Thursday. The meetings are open discussion. • Tipp City Seniors gather to play cards prior to lunch every Thursday at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. At noon will be a carry-in lunch and participants should bring a covered dish and table service. On the third Thursday, Senior Independence offers blood pressure and blood sugar testing before lunch. For more information, call 667-8865. • Best is Yet to Come open AA meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, Tri-City Group meeting will take place 8:30-9:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the former Dettmer Hospital. The lead meeting is open. For more information, call 3359079. • 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 3320894 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, NAIOU, 7:30 p.m., Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Preschool story hours will be from 10-11 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. • Weight Watchers, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Tipp City. For more information, call 552-7082. FRIDAY • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • A “Late Night Knit” meeting will be from 7-10 p.m. on the first and third Friday at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358. • AA, Troy Friday Morning Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m. in the Salvation Army, 129 South Wayne St., Piqua. Use parking lot entrance, held in gym. • Narcotics Anonymous, Clean and Free, 8 p.m., Dettmer Hospital, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Open discussion. Fellowship from 7-8 p.m. • A Pilates Intermediate group matwork class will be held from 910 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 6672441. • 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. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Brethren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • Recovery Too Al-Anon meetings are offered at 8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Church, main campus, Room 117, S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City. • AA, Men’s Meeting will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the new First Lutheran Church, corner of Washington Road and State Route 41. The meeting is closed (members must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, Troy Winners Group will meet at 8:30 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy for discussion. The meeting is open. • AA, Troy Beginners Group meets at 7 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. This is an open discussion meeting. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, meeting at 9 a.m., weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. • Pilates for Beginners (Introduction), 9:15-10:15 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call 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.



Sunday, July 29, 2012






This book cover image released by Doubleday shows “The Sandcastle Girls,” by Chris Bohjalian.

Bohjalian does it again BY KIM CURTIS AP Book Reviewer “The Sandcastle Girls” (Doubleday), by Chris Bohjalian: It takes a talented novelist to combine fully ripened characters, an engrossing storyline, exquisite prose and set it against a horrific historical backdrop in this case, the Armenian genocide and completely enchant readers. The prolific and captivating Chris Bohjalian has done it all again with his 15th book, “The Sandcastle Girls.” Readers will recognize the author from his bestselling “Midwives,” which caught Oprah Winfrey’s attention in 1998. This time, it’s 1915 and, again, his protagonist is a feisty woman, Elizabeth Endicott, a 21-year-old graduate of Mount Holyoke who shatters stereotypes by traveling to Syria to deliver food and aid to refugees of the genocide. And, again, Bohjalian shifts his novel back and forth in time to simultaneously tell the story of Laura Petrosian, an ArmenianAmerican writer living in New York. It never feels clunky or tough to follow. It’s worth noting that even though Bohjalian is a man, his ability to successfully inhabit the female mind and accurately depict his characters’ inner lives is amazing. “The Sandcastle Girls,” while perhaps not the “beachy” read its title implies, is a fascinating journey through time and history. It also educates readers about a littleknown, but significant period in history “How do a million and a half people die with nobody knowing,” his author-character writes. “You kill them in the middle of nowhere.”

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MARRIAGE LICENSES Joseph Allen Sippel, 27, of 1821 Village Lane, Piqua, to Emily Marie Poling, 25, of 689 Sherwood Drive, Troy. Michael Allen Fry, 38, of 516 Smith St., Tipp City, to Jamie Lee Coon, 30, of same address. Brandon D. Goldberg, 22, of 4365 Piqua-Troy Road, Troy, to Stacy Marie Barlage, 20, of 2955 Cathcart Road, Troy. Gregory Allen Bennett Sr., 57, of 12 S. Main St., Casstown, to Tammy Lynn Miller, 39, of same address. Owen Michael Green , 23, of 645 Glendale Drive, Troy, to Shelby Cristine Dawson, 20, of same address. Joshua Craig Benfield, 21, of 788 Comanche Lane, Tipp City, to Breeanna Gene Coker, 18, of same address. Colin Stewart Heaney, 29, of 465 Worthington Hills Court, Roswell, Ga., to Danielle Erin Roop, 32, of 1326 Yorktown Drive, Troy. Yecheng Xu, 24, of 2607 Saint Andrews Drive, Troy, to Zhihui Li, 23, of same address. Jonathon Norman

Schaadt, 35, of 496 Orlando Ave., Akron, to Amber Dawn Hillberg, 31, of 1313 Sussex, Troy. Jeremy Guy Bailey, 28, of 1209 Stephenson Drive, Apt. C, Troy, to Kaitlyn Margret Guthrie, 21, of same address. Matthew Allen Legrant, 23, of 1160 Bunkerhill, Apt. B, Troy, to Stephanie Ann Ray, 21, of same address. Patrick Edward Smith, 43, of 9411 Meckstroth Drive, Piqua, to Leanne Nicholas, 40, of same address. Aaron Francis Carey Moore, 27, of 513 E. Church St., Piqua, to Jessica Renee Smith, 18, of same address. James Mathew VanGorden, 38, of 614 S. Sunset Drive, Piqua, to Bonita Sue Ramon, 41, of same address. David Allen Strawser, 23, of 403 Greensward Drive, Tipp City, to Molly Kathleen French, 23, of 640 Pinehurst Drive, Tipp City. Chad David Bush, 28, of 6914 State Route 721, West Milton, to Karen Ellen Hergenrather, 37, of same address.

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Miller, Custer engaged to marry TROY — The engagement of Tara Marie Miller and Ryan James Custer of Troy is announced by their parents. Kevin and Beth Ann Miller of Troy are of the parents of the bride-to-be. Jerri Custer and Kathleen Parry of Troy are the parents of the groom-to-be. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Miami East High School and is attending the Upper

Valley Career Center to obtain a degree in practical nursing. She is employed as an STNA at Springmeade Health Center. Her fiancé is a 2005 graduate of Troy High School and a 2009 Vanderbilt University graduate. He is employed at New Method Packaging in Springfield. The couple plan to marry Sept. 1, 2012, at Fort Piqua Plaza.

ANNOUNCEMENT POLICY Couples celebrating anniversaries, weddings or engagements wishing to have their announcements in the Troy Daily News may pick up information forms at the newspaper office, 224 S. Market St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Troy Daily News announcement forms must be filled out completely in order to be published. Information also may be sent by e-mail to (subject line: engagement, wedding, etc.) or filled out on the form provided at A glossy black-and-white or good quality color photo is requested. The Troy Daily News reserves the right to judge whether photo quality is acceptable for reproduction. Couples celebrating anniversaries may submit a wedding photo and a recent photo for publication. Photos may be picked up at the newspaper office after they are used or returned by mail if they are accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carla Waller believes in promises. She was married for 37 years, held one job for 35 and never adopted a pet she didn’t keep for life. Until now. Waller and her husband Dennis moved to Las Vegas in 2006 and put $100,000 down on a $330,000 home. They adopted Jake, a 3-yearold, lean, shy Cocker spaniel. They both sold furniture on commission and thought they were set for retirement and beyond. Dennis was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2008 and died in 2009. Carla stayed home to care for him, but returned to work to make ends meet. She adopted Marilyn Monroe, a schnauzer-collie, to keep Jake company. A friend added Jewels the cat to the mix. The recession stripped her home of a third of its value. Then health problems left her unable to work. Foreclosure is just around the corner, said Waller, 67. “I know I’m a couple of months out. I can’t do it anymore. I don’t have the income,” she said. “I’m done. There is nothing I can do now.” The hardest call she had to make was to Foreclosed Upon Pets, Inc., to arrange for homes for Jake, Marilyn and Jewels so she can move in with relatives. “I am very depressed about it and very concerned about where they go because I took them for life and life is not what it should be,” she said.

Waller’s story is all too familiar to Everett Croxson, who founded Las Vegasbased FUPI (rhymes with puppy) in 2008. Croxson, 59, a retired business consultant, was guided by hometown headlines. Nevada had the worst foreclosure rate nationally for 62 months until March, and has the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 11.6 percent. The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas runs the highest volume single-facility shelter in the country. It takes in close to 50,000 animals a year. Nearly twothirds have to be euthanized. In 2009, Croxson bought a five-bedroom home to use as a transition house for the pets. FUPI placed 348 pets that year. In 2010, it was nearly 500; in 2011, 570; and this year it will be more than 600, Croxson said. FUPI also works with the unemployed and those too ill or old to handle their pets, but about 30 percent of their pets are foreclosures, Croxson said. “Real estate agents or cleaning crews call all the time. Maybe they have found a couple of cats in a closet of a foreclosed home,” he said. In Arizona, which bumped Nevada from the top of the foreclosure rankings in March, the Lost Our Home Pet Foundation in Phoenix does similar work. Founded in 2008, it also relies primarily on fosters although it did open a small shelter in April.


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• Continued from B1 Anderson Americana does not have a retail store front, instead doing all of its business either over the Internet or through four annual auctions, which are conducted over the telephone and Internet. Anderson, who has a Cox-Roosevelt pin in his personal collection — it’s

valued at somewhere between $30,000-$40,000 — describes it as the “Honus Wagner (baseball card) of political memoribilia.” The pin — which is smaller than a dime — is kept in a bank safe-deposit box, along with all of Anderson Americana’s memorabilia. Both Anderson and Lindeman always are on the lookout for new

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CONVENTION 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Exhibits open salons B&C, Room 113 7:30 p.m. — Member 2 p.m. and as needed auction, Buckeye Room — Seattle Rules Auctions Friday, Aug. 3 9 a.m. — Chapter meet- Pavilion 7 p.m. — Dixey City ings, seminars salons and Limits, Buckeye Room meeting rooms Saturday, Aug. 4 10 a.m. — Chapter 8 a.m. — Awards breakmeetings, seminars salons fast, Buckeye Room (ticket and meeting rooms required) 11 a.m. — Presidential 9:30 to 1 p.m. — forum, Buckeye Room Registration open, Capital Noon to 5 p.m. — Room Bourse Ballroom, Pavilion

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Mortgage rates fall again to new low WASHINGTON (AP) — The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage fell again, this time dropping below 3.50 percent for the first time on records dating back 60 years. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year loan declined to 3.49 percent. That’s down from 3.53 percent last week and the lowest since long-term mortgages began in the 1950s. The average rate on the 15-year fixed mortgage, a popular refinancing option, dipped to 2.80 percent. That’s below last week’s previous record of 2.83 percent. The rate on the 30-year loan has fallen to or matched record-low levels in 13 of the past 14 weeks. Cheaper mortgages have helped drive a modest but uneven housing recovery this year. Sales of new and previously occupied homes fell in June but were higher than the same month last year. Home prices have started to stabilize in many large markets. And builders are more confident and are putting up more houses than they have in nearly four years. Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, the National Association of Realtors said in a separate report Thursday. The group’s index of sales agreements fell to 99.3, down from May’s reading of 100.7. A reading of 100 is considered healthy. The index is 9.5 percent higher than it was a year ago. There’s generally a one- to two-month lag between a signed contract and a completed deal. Low mortgage rates could also provide some help to the economy if more people refinance. When people refinance at lower rates, they pay less interest on their loans and have more money to spend. Still, the pace of home sales remains well below healthy levels. Many people are still having difficulty qualifying for home loans or can’t afford larger down payments required by banks. The sluggish job market could deter some from making a purchase this year. U.S. employers added only 80,000 jobs in June, a third straight month of weak hiring. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2 percent, the government reported last week. Slower job creation has caused consumers to pull back on spending.


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Don’t take a sofa at face value Mistakes to avoid when choosing one and throws. BY MARY CAROL If you’re itching to bring GARRITY Scripps Howard News Service some of today’s bold colors and patterns into your room When you think about it, a through upholstered furnishlot of life happens on your ings, go for it! Just do so on a sofa. This all-important piece smaller piece, like a side chair of furniture needs to fit you, or ottoman. 2. Don’t select upholstery your home and your lifestyle. To ensure you get a sofa that’s fabric you have to fuss over. Red wine is going to spill. just right, avoid these five Dogs are going to shed; cats common mistakes. 1. Don’t buy a sofa uphol- are going to cough up hair stered in fabric you will be balls. Spouses and kids are going to eat — and drop — sick of in a few years. I can’t tell you how many pizza and popcorn and ice times I’ve worked with cus- cream on the sofa. Life haptomers who want to replace a pens, and you need a sofa that sofa that is still in good shape is prepared to handle it. So because they are tired of the don’t buy a sofa upholstered fabric. Unfortunately, it does- in an unforgiving fabric you n’t take long to get sick of a have to fuss over. My sofas are all covered in busy floral, bold plaid or white fabric, which you would strong stripe. Since sofas can be a sizable think would be a nightmare to financial investment, get one keep clean, what with the you will love for many years. cats, the dog and the husband. Pick a neutral upholstery fab- Believe it or not, it’s still in ric, one that will serve as a great shape, thanks to my blank slate you can remake by Clorox pen. But if I were startpairing it with accent pillows ing over, I would cover my

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BY ROSEMARY SADEZ FRIEDMANN Scripps Howard News Service Are you in the market for state-of-the-art, high-tech kitchen appliances? OK, so even if you’re not, this might still be of interest even if just out of curiosity. Let’s check it out. Restaurant-style cooking ranges include many things. They are usually combinations of gas burners, griddle, a wok

burner plus a fryer and/or a steamer. Above all this there is a full-length hood providing maximum ventilation. Oh, and don’t forget the pasta filler on the wall. But wait. You don’t have to own a restaurant to get all this. You can have it all in your own home if you choose. What if you don’t want all of that but do want some of it? All major appliance companies now offer 15- to 24-inch cooking modules that fit into your countertop so you can pick the cook

tops you want. There is even a steamer oven that can be built into the wall like a regular oven. Of course, if you still want it all, you can include a prep station and a computer station in your ideal kitchen. Tall walls are popular these days. A tall wall is one that houses stacked appliances such as a double oven plus a warming drawer or a double oven


Dian Hymer For the Miami Valley Sunday News Washington, D.C., area; Miami; Naples, Fla.; North Dakota; Orange County, Calif.; and Seattle, stronger price increases are expected. Leslie Appleton-Young, chief economist of the California Association of Realtors (CAR), predicted at the end of last year that inventory would pick up in 2012 as homeowners who have been waiting for a better time to sell would decide to wait no longer. The recent good news has many prospective sellers giving this sales strategy a second thought. Would they be better off financially if they waited a couple of years for a stronger rebound and possibly a higher sale price? HOUSE HUNTING TIP: Keep in mind that two months of improved home sales and median price increases does not indicate a trend. We need to see many more months of improvements before we can say with confidence that the tide has turned and the housing

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Recent news suggests that the housing market might be moving in the right direction. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), existing-home sales rose 3.4 percent in April compared to March and were 10 percent higher than a year ago. The inventory of homes for sale increased 9.5 percent at the end of April to a 6.6-month supply, up from a 6.2-month supply in March. A year ago, there was a 9.1-month supply of inventory solidly in a buyer’s market range. Nationally, homes listed for sale in April were 20.6 percent below a year ago, approaching a balanced market that gives neither buyer nor seller a decided advantage. NAR reported that the national median home price jumped 10.1 percent in April from a year ago, following a 3.1 annual improvement in March. This is the first time we’ve had back-to-back median home price increases since June and July of 2010. Median home sale and price improvements were seen across all regions. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, believes the housing recovery is under way. He expects modest price gains nationally in the 1 to 2 percent range this year, “with stronger improvement in 2013.” However, he notes that in areas of tight supply like the

sofas in outdoor fabric. 3. Don’t even think about getting a sofa that you wouldn’t want to sleep on. Many nights, when I’m unable to sleep, I come down to read on the sofa and fall right to sleep in its sink-intocomfy softness. It’s essential that your sofa be that comfortable. You’ll never know if a prospective sofa is just right for you unless you sit in it like you would at home. Get in your normal lounging position and see what you think. When I’m helping a couple select a sofa, I often find that what fits the wife doesn’t necessarily fit the husband. So I do a little detective work. Where does each of them tend to sit? Does he gravitate toward a big easy chair, while she likes to curl up on the sofa? Whoever typically sits on the sofa should have the deciding vote when it comes to fit. 4. Don’t buy a sofa that

doesn’t fit your room. First, determine where the sofa will be located and pinpoint any special considerations. For example, if the sofa will be in front of a large window, you may want one with a low back so it doesn’t block the view. If the window lets in lots of light, consider getting a light colored fabric that won’t fade. Next, determine the size of sofa that will best fit the scale of the room. Is the room big and lofty, full of large furnishings? Or is it a cozy spot? I recommend making a scale drawing of the room so you can pick a sofa that’s not too big or too little. 5. Don’t take a sofa at face value — give it character with accent pillows. Think of your sofa as a backdrop for the sensational accent pillows that will give it style and character. Pillows are the spice of life in your living room, so have fun designing a grouping that plays up your new sofa and finishes the look of the room. You can change them seasonally.



Sunday, July 29, 2012


Deadhead perennials to enjoy a second bloom BY JOE LAMP’L Scripps Howard News Service There’s nothing more rewarding to a gardener than watching a garden come to life after a long winter. But as the summer progresses, many of those wonderful blooming plants start to look a little worse for the wear. A lot of that worn look comes from spent flowers going to seed. The cure is deadheading. Besides cleaning up a ratty appearance, deadheading keeps some perennials from reseeding all over the place. For example, garden phlox (Phlox paniculata hybrids) doesn’t breed true, so the seeds from the cultivar you planted will look different from its parent plant, and could crowd it out altogether. By removing spent blossoms before they set

seed, you can also prolong bloom time or even stimulate a second blooming in some perennials. Preventing seeds from ripening also keeps the plant stronger and healthier. How you deadhead depends on the plant and the reason you’re cutting it back. Plants with individual flowers, like hollyhocks (Malva sylvestris), Zones 4-8, or balloon flowers (Platycodon grandiflorus), Zones 3-8, bloom for weeks. But the older flowers wither as new ones open, leaving exhausted blossoms along the stem. Snip off each pod as it fades. The plant will bloom longer and the later flowers will be nearly as large as the early ones. After the stems are finished, cut them to a low mound of foliage or all the way to the ground.

Clustered flowers on branched stems, like bee balm (Monarda didyma), Zones 4-9, and Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum), Zones 5-9, need a little more snipping to keep them blooming and to prevent reseeding. Seeds can ripen early and drop before the whole cluster turns brown, so as soon as the main panicle withers, cut it back to a side shoot. These side shoots will then start to mature and prolong the plant’s flowering time. Perennials that produce blooms over the entire plant, such as threadleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis rosea), Zones 4-8, and garden phlox (Phlox paniculata), Zones 4-8, need to be sheared. As soon as the majority of flowers fade, snip them off so you won’t be looking at blankets of brown

all summer. If there is a goodlooking mound or rosette of foliage under the flowers, leave it and remove only the spent flowers with scissors or sharp bypass pruners. Hedge shears will do fine if you’re cutting all the way back to the ground. The plant will be back with a neat mound of foliage, and maybe even some late-season flowers, in a few weeks. Here are a few more reblooming perennials that will benefit from deadheading. Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). Full sun; Zones 3-9. A reliable rebloomer, even without deadheading; cut early blooms to a side shoot to keep later flowers large. Blanket flower (Gaillardia x grandiflora). Full sun; Zones 311. Snip off individual flowers

below the seed head; stop deadheading in August. Perennial geranium (Geranium spp.). Full sun; Zones 5-9. Gently pull spent flowers and their long stems by hand without uprooting the main plant. Bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis). Part sun to shade; Zones 3-9. Cut spent flowers and stems off at base of plant. Painted daisy (Tanacetum coccineum). Full sun; Zones 4-9. Snip off individual flowers along the stem as they fade; cut finished stem back to basal foliage. There can be some sporadic reblooming. Perennials return season after season, but with deadheading, you can also encourage many to make an encore flowering later in the same season.




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market is on course for a solid, sustainable recovery. There is still a lot of uncertainty. The consumer confidence index dropped from 68.7 in April to 64.9 in May Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, an (1985=100), according interior designer in Naples, Fla., is to the Conference Board. Lynn Franco, author of “Mystery of Color.” the director of economic indicators, believes that consumers are less optimistic about current business and labor conditions and that the “pace of economic growth in the months ahead may moderate.” If she’s right, this could interrupt a solid recovery. You need to examine the value of your home in the context of your local area to determine if it is worth more, the same or less than it was last year. Some micromarkets, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area, defy the economic and home sale activity in the rest of the nation. 2760 MEADOWPOINT There is not enough From the moment you walk into housing to satisfy the this impressive 4300 Sq. Ft. executive style home, you will imagdemand from tech ine yourself entertaining family and friends in the open great employees being room and gourmet kitchen, on recruited into the area. the lower level with a huge rec room and wet bar where many a This is putting upward memory will be created or the pressure on prices in beautifully landscaped patio. The main floor has 2 story entry, open staircases to the 2nd floor & lower level, study some areas. w/French doors, formal dining room, great room with built-ins & gas fireplace, updated kitchen w/granite & The phenomena is stainless Electrolux appliances, half bath & laundry. 2nd highly localized, and floor has a true owners' retreat w/tray ceiling in bedroom, bath w/double sinks, garden tub, shower, water closet & not just geographically. WIC, as well as an 11x11 WIC that leads to an extra Kim room; 3 addional bedrooms, hall bath w/dbl sink & large In Piedmont, an affluHamilton linen closet. Lower level has rec rm w/wet bar, built-ins, 937- 238-9504 ent city located near full bath, extra room and storage. 3 car garage & half acre Lynn Smith lot with no rear neighbors. $419,900. Dir: 75 N to Exit 74, Oakland, Calif., that is W on Main, L on Washington, L on Meadowpoint. 937-371-4177 noted for its excellent public schools, the demand for homes in Realtors the $1 million to $2 665-1800 million price range outpaces the demand for Country Site7 Acres homes in the over $4 Real Estate million range. A home Auction Piqua, OH in the desirable Rockridge neighborAt 10870 N. Troy Sidney Road. From I-75 exit 83 at Co Rd hood might bring in 25A north to Troy-Sidney, then ¼ mi to sale site. double-digit offers. A MONDAY, AUG 6, 6:00 PM similar house in the Montclair area a mile REAL ESTATE: A 7 acre or two away might wooded tract bounded by two streams improved with receive none to several a 1957 ranch home w/ full offers. basement plus a 24x30 garage. A Miami Co home No one knows how with possibilities for your long this frenzied marfuture. TERMS: Appraised ket in some areas will by the Miami Co auditor for $159,000 & offered w/ a minimum bid of $95,000, Downpayment day last. of the auction is $9,500 & the balance within 30 days. Call Jerry Stichter, THE CLOSING: Auctioneer-Realtor, Garden Gate Realty to view this home & receive a bidder’s packet or go to the website at for Do your due diligence more details. carefully before making OPEN HOUSE: Sun, Jul 29, 1-3pm a decision about Wayne & Mary Simon, Owners whether to sell now or wait. JERRY STICHTER






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all types of sizes and shapes and some even include integrated cutting boards. And surely you’ve seen the advertisements for the handsfree faucets. What a great idea. Well, this is just a sampling of what is available for the gourmet — and for the not-so-gourmet cook, like me.

arate all-refrigerator and all-freezer options, and they come with glass doors and stainless, too. Organization in the kitchen is always a must. You will easily find every form of organizational gadgets in the market today, some of which include pullout pantries, recycling organizers and spice organizers. Also available are compartmentalized drawers for cooking utensils or whatever you want to compartmentalize. Sinks come in


with a TV above, all built in. Tall walls usually fill an entire wall, so next to the ovens you might have a small work station with cabinets above and next to that the refrigerator/freezer unit. Dishwashers clean much better these days, but one thing that never made sense is how low to the ground you have to get to load and unload them. There are innovative

designers who can raise the dishwasher for easier handling and it is easy to accomplish. A base is placed under the conventional dishwasher. The base is similar to those you see used under front-load washing machines. Then the countertop above the dishwasher is raised and used for prep work or for adding cabinets. It seems that refrigerators and freezers are going modular. There are many companies that offer sep-


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2 BEDROOM in Troy, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, no pets. $525. (937)573-7908

TIPP CITY, 2 bedroom townhouse near I75, $520-$540, 1.5 Bath, stove, refrigerator, garbage disposal, w/d, A/C, No Dogs. (937)335-1825

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The treehouse created by Horace Burgess contains many balconies and staircases and a chapel. Burgess says he built the treehouse after receiving a calling from God.

Lord, what a treehouse! Man builds towering structure over 19 years BY AMY MCRARY Scripps Howard News Service CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — Horace Burgess didn’t need blueprints to build a 10-story, 14,000plus-square-foot treehouse that towers over surrounding oaks and that thousands of people flock to each year. God was his architect. The Lord supplied the design to the builder and the wood from old barns, weathered buildings or scrap construction bits. Burgess supplied the nails, the sweat and the faith. The collaboration is a massive structure rising up to 100 feet into the Tennessee sky. Formally called “The Treehouse The Way,” the 19-year, still-unfinished project includes winding stairs, a bell tower and a rambling maze of rooms and corners. Its center is a light-filled sanctuary that’s both chapel and basketball court. Thousands from as far as Australia have visited the structure at the end of graveled Beehive Lane on the edge of Crossville. They come at their own risk; this isn’t an amusement and offers no safety precautions. They see what could be, as Burgess says, “the world’s largest treehouse.” That designation could become official: blueprints are being drawn of the treehouse to submit to the Guinness Book of World Records. Visitors often arrive after hearing about the curiosity from friends or seeing a mention on the Internet. “People can come to

a place where there’s no alcohol, no drugs and no violence,” says Marijo Templeton. A lifelong friend of Burgess, she’s The Treehouse’s business manager. The property is open yearround from daylight to dusk. “I never did have to ask people to come to it. I guess that’s just God blessing it,” says Burgess, a 61year-old landscape architect. What visitors first see is the treehouse’s 97-foot-tall tower, which resembles something from a rustic amusement park. What tourists can mistake for a crow’s nest atop the turret is a giant wooden crown of thorns. The tower’s a people magnet; young and old climb its 98 steps. At its top the bastion sways with wind gusts. From this perch visitors overlook a garden where flowers and grass spell “JESUS.” Where else, says Burgess, can a person climb to the sky and see Jesus in the garden? “One night, it was real dark and there was no moon … I tilled that out with just one light on my tractor.” From the tower, more agile, fearless visitors scale a short ladder into its belfry. Their reward is to ring bells Burgess made by cutting the bottom from heavy oxygen acetylene bottles. All visitors tour for free. Those who wish can drop money in a covered donation bin. This year Burgess began selling souvenir T-shirts and baseball caps. He estimates he spent $14,000 building the structure, but says he quit counting after a while.

Through the years tourists have used pocket knives or felttipped pens to carve or write names, doodle drawings or pen tributes to loved ones in the treehouse planks. In some spots the graffiti is so thick it nearly forms a layer of black paint over the raw planks. Burgess decided not to mind if people mark his work; he’s even contemplating selling felt-tipped pens. “I have to pinch myself and say, ‘It’s a treehouse. That’s what you did when you were a kid — carved your name on the wall.’” He polices the messages, cleaning off offensive words. More serious are past thefts and vandalism. Thieves stole electrical wiring; vandals smashed windows and broke doors. Now the property gate is locked after hours; volunteers stay the night to secure the treehouse. Though he and wife Julia live “in a normal house in town,” Burgess spends many hours each week at his creation. The couple has been married 22 years. For their 11th anniversary, he built her a penthouse in the treehouse. Sometimes, he says, Julia “feels like Noah’s wife” with the time he devotes the treehouse. “But I feel like with everyone I talk to, I’m doing God’s work.” Burgess has shared how he came to build a treehouse for God to visitors from Germany and Florida, to news crews from Paris to Australia. This wasn’t his first treehouse, and it didn’t

Hayley Rollins, 11, looks out from a balcony in the treehouse created by Horace Burgess. begin belonging to God. Years earlier he was a partying Vietnam vet who built a treehouse on a different spot of land. He lived in that 2,200-squarefoot “party house” but later burned it down. “I was trying to change my life over to what God wanted me to do. He’d called me to be a preacher. But I didn’t like preachers so I wasn’t going to be one. I thought I could outrun God. But he runs fast.” God’s voice, he says, told him to burn that structure. “He wanted it gone.” Burgess says he withdrew from society, living as a “hermit” for 18 months. Then he met Julia. “If I hadn’t met her, I’d never have made it.” He built a second treehouse in the subdivision where the couple then lived. When some neighbors complained, he demolished the structure and hauled the lumber to 139 acres he’d bought near Crossville. “I was mad and decided I was going to build the world’s last treehouse.” Then 43, he had salvaged enough wood to wind stairs three stories up an 80-foot-tall, 12-foot-diameter white oak. That was all he built for a year and half. In that time, he says, “I quit running completely from God.” One day he climbed his “staircase to nowhere,” sat on a long tree limb and prayed. “I was

praying for everything but a treehouse. But the spirit of God said, ‘If you build me a treehouse, I’ll never let you run out of material.’ I agreed. It’s been a work in progress for almost 20 years.” Two weeks later, after more prayer, he said, Burgess got a vision of what God’s treehouse should be. The revelation included a water cistern and filtering system, electricity, a heating system and an elevator. None of that’s yet built. “It’s still all in my head. So my head’s still cluttered.” He began building for God. His materials consisted of reclaimed wood, doors and windows. “People would say, ‘You come over here and clean this mess up, you can have it.’ ” It took 11 years before he recycled metal onto the roof. That’s why some floors tilt slightly like a carnival fun house. “I had to angle them a little so the water could run off and it wouldn’t rot before I could dry it in.” Many people helped, but Burgess built the design out of his head. “I was the only one that knew how I wanted it to look. So I had to put it all in place and nail it myself.” He shot 258,000 nails with a nail gun and hand-hammered another 530 pounds of nails.

8140 Wildcat Road LLC to David Miller, Sandra Miller, 5.001 acres, $335,000. Carol J. Perdue Keystone Inheritance Trust, Carol Perdue, settlor, Carol J. Perdue Keystone Inheritance Trust to Carol J. Perdue Keystone Inheritance Trust, Shawn Perdue, trustee, Carol J. Perdue Keystone Inheritance Trust, one lot, $0.

Velma King to Larry Lee King, Ruth King, 1.003 acres, 0.143 acre, 0.717 acres, 19.026 acres, $0. Deanna Sanders, Monte Sanders to Timothy Sanders, Valorie Sanders, 1.221 acres, 0.707 acres, $38,400.


April Ratcliff, Ted Ratcliff, Theodore Ratcliff to Aegis Asset Backed Securities Trust 2005-1, U.S. Bank N.A., trustee, one lot, $72,000. Estate of Bruce Blakeley to Debbie Blakeley, 1.102 acres $0. Leslie Matthieu to Randy Matthieu, 10.727 acres, $0. Jennifer Forrest, Seth Thomas Forrest a.k.a. Jennifer Knapke to Beth Spencer, one lot, $153,900.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., a part lot, $48,000. Brian Crawford, Rachael Secretary of Department of Crawford to Douglas Johnston, Veterans Affairs to Mia Stoltz, one Vilma Johnston, one lot, lot, $0. $118,500. Nathan Hoying to Hoying Real Dorothy Haynes, James Estate Investment LLC, one lot, Haynes to Alecia Langston, Ricky $123,500. Langston, a part lot, $95,000. Lindsey Robinson, Zachary Nathan Bolin, Tiffany Bolin Robinson to Leigh Williams, a.k.a. Tiffany Jones to Jason Robert Williams, one lot, Montgomery, one lot, $93,000. $263,000. Secretary of Housing and Estate of Linda Gephart to Urban Development to Bobbie Melinda Bair, Dustin Gephart, McKinney, one lot, $0. Cynthia McDaniel, Carl Moore, Estate of Noah Helman to Wendy Snyder, Nicole Wright, a Patricia Helman, three part lots, part lot, $0. $0. Carlisle, McNellie, Rini, Kramer Anthony Larger, Jill Larger & Ulrich Co. LPA, attorney in fact, a.k.a. Jill Walters to Jennifer Kiser, Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal Mitchell Kiser, Thomas Kiser, a National Mortgage Association to part lot, $88,500. James Kaster, Judith Kaster, one Cari Kaylor to Branch Banking lot, $54,000. and Trust Company, one lot, Nottingham Development Inc. $40,000. to Scott Investments of Troy LLC, one lot, $43,900. BRADFORD Harold E. Trader LLC to Donald Davis Jr., two part lots, $29,400. GMAC Mortgage LLC to RBS Citizens N.A. to Anthony Secretary of Housing and Urban Paglione, Tracy Paglione, one lot, Development, one lot, $0. $76,000.




Brandy Rae Foreman to Brandy Foreman, Matthew Foreman, one lot, $0. Chris Mikolajewski, Odelia Mikoljewski to Michael Stevens, one lot, $158,000. Sharon Lee Weaver to Keith Bowman, Lisa Bowman, four part lots, $95,000. John Dieperink, Michelle Dieperink to Anthony Larger, Jill Larger, one lot, $178,000. Shawn Morris, Tracy Morris to Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association, one lot, $100,800. Carol Killian a.k.a. Carol Shultz

Troy Infinity LLC to Danial Poffenberger, Melissa Poffenberger, one lot, $49,900. Jennifer Custer, Kevin Custer to Matthew Mosier, one lot, $135,000. Barry Wayne Willoughby, Julie Willoughby to Lacey Clawson, Michael Clawson, one lot, $220,000.

Lindquist a.k.a. Sandra Martin to Carma Hart, a part lot, $78,000. Covington Board of Education, Covington Union School of Miami County Ohio to trustee of Covington Church of the Brethren, trustee of Covington Church of the Brethren Trustees, $0.

FLETCHER Clarence Bair, Eileen Bair, Loretta Dankworth, Terry Dankworth, Diana Niswonger, Keith Niswonger to Eric Niswonger, two lots, $81,800.

Vikki Mendenhall, William Mendenhall Jr. to Christina Barhorst, Michael Barhorst, 10.001 acres, $385,000. HUBER HEIGHTS David T. Morris to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., one Secretary of Housing and lot, $200,000. Urban Development to Carl Belle Weideman to Thomas Bowman, one lot, $0. Weideman, $0. Gavin Monn, Jess NVR Inc. to Andre Dixon, Rosa Monn to David Landis, Megan Dixon, one lot, $278,400. Landis, one lot, $158,000. NVR Inc. to Bethany Carroll, one lot, $169,600. LOSTCREEK TWP. Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $39,000. Sam Price, Flagstar Bank FSB to Stephanie Price to Lesley Hess, Matthew Hess, one lot, $202,000. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 12.657 acres, $0.

WEST MILTON Estate of Anna Mae Smith to Rebecca Ann Wickline, one lot, $0. Kelly Conley a.k.a. Kelly Middlestetter, Donald Middlestetter to Brooke Owens, Bryant Owens, one lot, $90,000. Burton Wolf, Helen Wolf to Gregory Tracy, Tracey Tracy, one lot, $172,000.

BETHEL TWP. COVINGTON Deborah Emery, Guadalupe Emery, Norma Emery, Randall Emery, William Emery, Richard Emery, Charles Lindquist, Sandra

Estate of Duane Houser to Garret Houser, Logan Houser, a part tract 10.971 acres, $0. Estate of Duane Houser to Gail Houser, $0.



Kenneth Krommanecker to Mastr Asset Backed Securities Trust 2006-Fre1, Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series MONROE TWP. 2006-Fre1, U.S. Bank N.A., trustee, 5.993 acres, $0. Roy C. Brown Jr. trustee, Treva Franklin Smith, Joyce Smith Brown, trustee, Brown Family (deceased) to Sylvia Reed, $0. Octagon Holdings LLC to Cynthia Trust to Julie Alexander, Robin Wolff, Dale Wolff, one lot, Alexander, two lots, $140,000. $133,000. James Robinson, Naomi Robinson to Tammy Rench, NEWBERRY TWP. trustee, Robinson Family Preservation Trust, $0. Cammy Anderson, Jason Trustee of Covington Church of Anderson to Chad Phillippi, Sonya the Brethren to Covington Board Phillippi, one lot, $215,000. of Education, 3.732 acres, $0. Estate of Roy Woolridge to Verna Mae Woolridge, one lot, $0. STAUNTON TWP.

NEWTON TWP. Rhonda King, attorney in fact,

Susan Denlinger a.k.a. Susan Kuehne to Susan Denlinger a.k.a. Susan Kuehne, John Kuehne, $0.

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EMPLOYMENT EMPL OYMENT NT The Minster Machine Company is seeking qualified applicants for the following positions:

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Ability to design and implement state of the art control systems including hardware, software and servo systems.

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Minster’s gray and ductile iron foundry has entry level openings for chipper/grinders, molders etc. Prior foundry or factory experience a plus. To review a more complete description of these positions and other open positions, apply on line, at An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V 2303920

255 Professional


New Wages at F&P

Starting pay is now $10.00/HR With potential to $12.00/HR after 6 months (based on your attendance) ****************************** Staffmark is hiring to support the needs of F&P America. Apply in person: 1600 W. Main St., Troy, online at or call 937-335-0118.

Needed, to work with exceptional children. Degree in Education or Intervention Specialist Required. Program for children with special needs.


Outdoor Enterprise is offering an excellent career opportunity for an experienced Construction/ Hardscape foreman. You will work in a positive, upbeat team atmosphere. We are a growing, visionary company offering a full time position and excellent compensation package.

FURNITURE, breakfast table, Dining room table/ buffet, Lazy Boy sofa/ recliner, love seat, sofa table/ end tables, game table (937)308-3440

Qualities required are Positive Attitude Flexible Team Player

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LOVESEAT and COUCH set, dark brown, good condition. Hotpoint washer, barely used. Same price $250 (937)570-9382.

Forward resume to Holly at: nicholasschool@

577 Miscellaneous

LIFT CHAIR. condition. (937)606-2106

280 Transportation


Please send your resume to:

Semi/Tractor Trailer


Home Daily

Excellent Equipment


Dayton based contractor currently seeking applicants for an electrical helper position. Applicants must possess good work ethics, be able to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen, and have reliable transportation. No prior electrical experience is requited. This full-time position includes benefits like paid-time off and educational assistance. If interested, apply in person: 1885 Southtown Blvd. Dayton, OH 45439 between the hours of 8:00am-11:00am & 12:30pm-4:00pm Monday-Friday. SERIOUS APPLICANTS ONLY!!! ADMINISTRATIVE / EVENT ASSISTANT Part time, Monday - Friday, Noon-5pm. To do the day-to-day general office duties and assist with current and new special events, $8.75/ hour. Send resume to: TMCS PO Box 242 Tipp City, OH 45371 Deadline is 8/17/2012

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WORK BENCH, antique oak, 40" X 78", 2 drawers, photos available, $75 firm, (248)694-1242 Piqua

All No Touch Loads

$500/WK- Minimum (call for details)

583 Pets and Supplies

Medical Insurance plus Eye & Dental

BLUE PITBULL, pure bred, moving can't take, excellent dog, 1 year old male. $100 OBO (937)397-3043

401K Retirement Paid Holidays Shutdown Days

BORDER COLLIE Puppies. Beautiful black & white. 1st shots. $150 each. (765)874-1058

Safety Bonus Paid Weekly

CHOCOLATE LAB, full blooded 2 year old male, all shots current, neutered, free to good home. Call (937)573-6500.

Meal per Diem Reimbursement


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DACHSHUND AKC registered miniature puppies, 1 male, 2 females, born May 14th. $375 females, $350 males. (419)375-1316

Class "A" CDL

Good MVR & References

Chambers Leasing 1-800-526-6435

FISH TANK 29 gallon, With stand, good condition, Has lid with light, $100, (937)418-3258


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Excellent $275.

SUNSITTER AWNING 13' wide originally paid $1000, asking $300 (937)394-7364



Great Pay Local Runs Off 2 days per week Health + 401K Must live within 50 miles of Tipp City, OH. Class A CDL w/Hazmat required.


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KITTENS, FREE! 8 weeks old, orange, grey and tan, healthy, litter box trained, good with kids, (937)339-8552.

KITTENS, free to good home, been treated at vet for fleas, wormed and had shots (937)216-2708 and (937)329-6591

LABRADOR PUPPIES, purebred, black and chocolate, non-papered. Ready to go now. Mother and father on premises. $200 each. (937)726-0896 POMERANIAN PUPPY. Adorable, Chocolate, Male, 11 weeks, $150. (937)778-8816

500 - Merchandise

590 Tool and Machinery

510 Appliances

DRYER, Kitchen Aide. Cream color. Good condition. Works great! $65 (937)778-8286


560 Home Furnishings

COUCH & LOVESEAT, Broyhill, green, good condition, $425 OBO (937)335-6840

Just Found the

800 - Transportation

560 Home Furnishings

Academic Teacher

250 Office/Clerical


Foundry Openings:

245 Manufacturing/Trade



WOODWORKING EQUIPMENT, Troy area, table saw, radial arm saw, lots more Craftsman, Delta, Ryobi, Rockler power equipment. Some handheld power tools. All like new. Most have original owners manual & lots of accessories. Call to leave name & number, (937)658-0906.

805 Auto

1995 OLDSMOBILE, 1 owner. 95,000 miles. Runs great! Good condition. REDUCED PRICE!!!! (937)497-7220 1995 SATURN SL2, 4 door, 258,916 miles, $500 (937)667-3793 2002 CHRYSLER Concorde, Silver, Very good shape except needs Sensor pack in Transmission, 158,000 miles, asking $1200, (937)726-2773

2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Roadster, low miles, 6 cylinder, 6 speed, red exterior, black leather interior, Pirelli Runflats, (937)307-3777

830 Boats/Motor/Equipment

2007 BASS Tracker Pro Team 170TX, powered by 2007 50hp Mercury, Trail Star trailer, Custom cover, superb condition $9100 (937)394-8531

835 Campers/Motor Homes

2001 DUTCHMAN Tent camper, very good condition, AC, furnace, propane stove, sleeps 8, $1850, (937)773-5623 or (937)214-0524

850 Motorcycles/Mopeds

1997 KAWASAKI Vulcan, 500cc. Low rider. Looks and runs great. Excellent starter bike with 10,000 miles, asking $1500. (937)778-8816 1998 HARLEY DAVIDSON Dyna Convertible, Sinister Blue, 14,000 miles. 80 C.I., 5 speed, Original Owner selling for health reasons, removable saddle bags and windshield, many upgrades and options, all original parts and service records, bike is like new for 1/2 the price. $8800 OBO, (937)552-7704.

2003 HARLEY Davidson Road King Classic, Rinehart exhaust, sundowner seat, luggage rack, 23,000 miles, good condition garage kept, $11,000 (937)492-3740

899 Wanted to Buy

Cash paid for junk cars and trucks. Free removal. Get the most for your junker call us (937)732-5424.

Time to sell your old stuff... Get it


592 Wanted to Buy

SOFA, reclines on both ends, burgundy plaid, good condition $135 (937)552-7115

TRAILER want to purchase trailer approximately 6' x 10' in size (937)890-5334

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270 Sales and Marketing


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A RETIREMENT... AFTER 43 YEARS! Due to a retirement, the Sidney Daily News, an award winning Ohio Community Media newspaper, has an opening available for an Outside Real Estate Sales Consultant. We are seeking an experienced sales professional who wishes to flourish in a career with an award winning sales team! The successful candidate will manage a consultative sales approach through direct client contact. He or she will be motivated to meet and exceed personal sales goals through internet and media advertising in any and/or all of OCM’s publications. Candidates will have demonstrated experience in prospecting and growing an account list, handling incoming leads and closing sales. He or she will be skilled in envisioning big ideas, then executing advertising programs that attract customers and generate significant revenue. In addition to maintaining and growing existing relationships, candidates must possess expertise in working with clients on both strategic and creative levels. Candidates will have an in-depth understanding of print and online advertising and the desire to stay informed about area trends. An extensive knowledge of Shelby and Auglaize Counties is helpful. Four – five years sales experience, preferably in outside capacity, is required.

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• Roofing • Windows • Kitchens • Sunrooms



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Bankruptcy Attorney Emily M. Greer, Esq.


640 Financial



700 Painting

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1997 FORD COACHMAN CATALINA RV 460 gas engine, slideout, 34 feet, dual air, generator, 26K original miles, newer tires. Asking $22,000. (937)773-9526

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