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Swine flu a concern this fair season Miami County officials plan extra precautions BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer Health is one of the four “H’s” in the nationally recognized four-leaf clover of the 4-H organization. And fair officials at this year’s Miami County Fair will be working over-

MIAMI COUNTY time to ensure the health of all fair participants, animals included, which will be monitored closely. After more than 10 reports of “H3N2” swine flu at county fairs in Indiana and southern Ohio, and

two reported cases found in pigs at the Ohio State Fair, Miami County Fair officials will be keeping a close eye on the health of its animals and remind fair-goers to wash hands thoroughly while enjoying the fair, which begins Friday. Dan Voight, the Miami County

LONDON (AP) — The finale was a formality, more a coronation than a contest. Michael Phelps headed into retirement the only way imaginable — with another gold medal. Reclaiming the lead with the trademark butterfly stroke he first debuted in the Olympics as a 15-yearold in Sydney a dozen years ago, Phelps won the 18th gold of a mind-boggling career in the 4x100meter medley relay Saturday. “I’ve been able to do everything that I wanted,” he said. See Olympics

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Sandy Czajka creates a textured pin using a wood burner during the second annual Buckeye Woodcarving Roundup at Poor Farmers Campground July 26 in Fletcher. “This is my Destination Imagination,” said Sandy.

Bringing birds to life Troy woman an elite woodcarver Bird-watching has long been an enjoyable pastime for Sandy Czajka and her family. But the winged wonders of flight were not her first choice when she decided to try her hand at woodcarving 10 years ago. Czajka had her sights set on “St. Nick” — as in, Santa Claus. The birds, subsequently, ended up being a better choice for the Troy woman, who recently won Best in Division for Decorative Life-Size Wildfowl at the 42nd annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition in Ocean City, Md. “When I started this, I thought I was going to take a knife on my back porch and whittle away on a


This blue-winged mccaw carving took Best in Division for Decorative Life-Size Wildfowl at the 42nd annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition in Ocean City, Md., in April.

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — After an 8 1/2-month voyage through space, NASA’s souped-up Mars spacecraft zoomed toward the red planet for what the agency hopes will be an epic touchdown. The fiery punch through the tenuous Martian atmosphere at 13,000 mph tonight marks the beginning of “seven minutes of terror” as the Curiosity rover aims for a bull’s-eye landing inside a massive crater near the equator. The latest landing attempt is more nerve-racking than in the past because NASA is testing out a new routine. Curiosity will steer itself part of the way and end on a dramatic note: Dangling by cables until its six wheels touch the ground. That’s the plan at least. “Can we do this? Yeah, I think we can do this. I’m confident,” Doug McCuistion, head of the Mars exploration program at NASA headquarters, said Saturday. “We have the A-plus team on this. They’ve done everything possible to ensure success, but that risk still exists.” Despite humanity’s fascination with Mars, the track record

piece of wood,” she said. “And now, all of a sudden …” Well, it didn’t happen “all of a sudden,” but since 2002, Czajka has garnered several national awards — ranging from competi• See MARS on A2 tions in Dayton and Troy to Iowa and Maryland — and rapidly progressed through four of the five levels of competition: Novice, intermediate, open and masters. “World” status is the only level that eludes Czajka, who, with her her husband, Bill, raised three children in Troy — Ben, Katie and Lauren. She said she was inspired to pick up wood carving about 10 years ago when she heard about a show put on by the Dayton Carvers. “I went to a show 10 years ago this year … and I was so excited,” AP PHOTO she remembered. “You know those Adam Steltzner, of the Mars Santa Clauses that stand about 4 Science Laboratory at NASA’s feet tall? That was what I wanted Jet Propulsion Laboratory, uses to make.” a scale model to explain the Curiosity rover’s path to the sur• See WOODCARVER on A2 face at the laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday.

Antiques shop owners buy, sell their unique finds BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer With a love of antiques and an empty property on Market Street, Lisa and Doug Supinger did what made sense — open a shop full of furniture, jewelry, 1 framed pictures, books and

much more, which they named Station 5. “We collect a lot of antiques, and we were collecting more than we were taking out,” Lisa said. The couple had two barns full of unused items at home and, conveniently enough, an unused property at 206 S. Market St.,

which previously was a woodworking shop and then a tire shop. They decided it would be a good fit for an antiques business, and thus Station 5 was born June 1. The store is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.


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Woodcarver • Continued from A1 Czajka said she bought some supplies — but soon gave up on Santa in lieu of something a little different. “I put that stuff way and went to that show (in Dayton) and I was so impressed with everything,” she said. “I just thought, ‘I’d like to try this.’” Czajka then enrolled in classes at Riverbend Arts Center in Dayton, where she met Tipp City woodcarving instructor Dick Belcher. Czajka decided she wanted to carve birds and, although Belcher typically did not teach techniques for carving birds, Czajka credits him for teaching her the fundamentals that helped point her in the right direction. “I learned what I needed to know in that class. Dick has taught me so much,” she said. Czajka said her love of birds and bird-


This lilac-breasted roller took third Best of Show at the 2011 International Woodcarvers Congress in Maquoketa, Iowa.

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actually doing quite well, as those who collect and sell part-time are “weeded out” in the somewhat lackluster economy. Lisa mans the store most of the time, while Doug travels, organizing the Ann Arbor Antiques Market in Michigan and collecting for his business, Mad Anthony Books, which he said is the largest decorative arts bookstore in the Midwest. Both Lisa and Doug are always on the lookout for the next unique find for their store, and they accept requests from customers. Lisa said she’s been surprised that sometimes the most eclectic or unusual find attracts the interest of a customer. A remarkably tall ladder was just what

GLOUSTER (AP) — A shuttered, state-owned lodge at a southeastern Ohio park will be reopened this fall and its rooms are expected to undergo hefty renovations as part of an agreement with a new state contractor. The state’s Department of Natural Resources recently announced that U.S. Hotels, a hospitality company, will operate Burr Oak Lodge and Conference Center in Glouster under a two-year contract. The facility has been closed since January due to sparse use and poor facility conditions. Plus, the previous company that ran the lodge chose not bid on a new contract. The state did not have another bidder to replace the operator. The lodge was dedicated in 1967, and some of its decor still harkens back to that decade.

watching helped foster a desire to bring birds to life through her art. “I have always enjoyed birds, and that has provided a great challenge for me,” she said, explaining how past family vacations often included side trips to view birds. “When my children were young, we used to go on vacation and did a lot of birding. So when I started carving, I wanted to carve a blue-crowned motmot — and I hadn’t seen one in 18 years. “(Carving) brings back memories of our vacations. They mean something special to me.” Fueled by her intense desire to learn and improve, Belcher said Czajka has been able to master both painting and carving abilities and become what he considers “an elite” woodcarver in a relatively short period of time. “Most competitors don’t get into masters until they’ve been carving for 20

or 30 years, but she’s done it in 10. She’s doing some exceptional work,” said Tipp City woodcarver Dick Belcher. “I’ve been teaching carving for 40 years, and she’s the best student I’ve ever had. She puts in the extra effort to study her subjects, and it’s paid off. She’s moved into a very elite class … and I’m proud of her.” While her finished creations are painted to accurately reflect each bird’s physical appearance, Czajka said she’s fond of working with natural wood. “I’ve always loved the look and feel of wood, and I try to include natural wood in my carving,” she said, adding that most of her work is done in tupelo wood. In addition to Belcher, Czajka also credits instructors Keith Mueller and Bob Guge for their guidance and inspiration during her development as a woodcarver.

“Bob was a great beginning teacher, and Keith is the one who challenged me beyond belief,” said Czajka, who has served as a past president and vice president of the Brukner Woodcarvers, and currently serves as president of the Dayton Carvers Guild. “I am definitely not as good as the world masters. I’m not a world champion, and I’m definitely not of that quality yet. But I’m still learning.” If her long list of achievements is any indication, she’s already learned quite a bit. But perhaps more importantly, Czajka said she has become part of a great community of artists. “This is the most awesome hobby, and the people I have met would take their shirt off their back to help you,” she said. “They’re awesome people.”

one lady was looking for. “I never dreamed someone would need a big old ladder, but she needed one to get up to her hay loft,” Lisa said. Another customer needed a corner cabinet for her white and yellow kitchen, and a simple yet charming cream one in the store caught her eye. The Supingers live on a farm between Troy and Tipp City, where they raise chickens, donkeys, horses, llamas, pot-bellied pigs — and more. Doug grew up in Troy, while Lisa is from Tennessee. Lisa and Doug say they always interested in new people to rent space or consign. For more information on buying or selling, call (937) 875-0704 or send an email to Lisa7denise3


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for landing on it is less than stellar. Out of the 14 attempts by space agencies around the world to touch down on Earth’s neighbor, only six have succeeded. NASA has fared better with only one

as the space agency faces a financial crunch. It abandoned a partnership with the European Space Agency to send missions in 2016 and 2018 and, instead, is charting a new future for Mars exploration. For now, NASA is counting on Curiosity to nail the landing. “We’re now right on target to fly through the eye of the needle” at the

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• CREATURE FEATURE: Amphibians will be the feature of a program from 2-3 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. Join participants as they discover two amazing amphibians, the American toad and the spotted salamander. This event is free and open to the public. • BREAKFAST SET: The American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will have a complete breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Choices are eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, waffles, pancakes, hash browns, biscuits, sausage gravy, cinnamon rolls, juices and fruit for $6. • BLUEGRASS MUSIC: The American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will have bluegrass bands beginning at 2 p.m. The event is free. Food will be available for purchase. • SPECIAL MEETING: The Newton Township Trustees will have a special meeting at 9 a.m. at the township building, 210 W. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill. The special meeting is to appropriate the necessary funds for the purchase of a new truck. • HONEY HARVEST: Come enjoy the sweet taste of summer at Brukner Nature Center’s annual Honey Harvest presented by the Miami Valley Beekeepers Association at 2 p.m. Learn all about the process of beekeeping from setting up the hive to processing the honey for your table. Enjoy a taste of this season’s hard work, courtesy of the honey bees at Brukner Nature Center. Free and open to the public. • PRAIRIE WALK: Take a tallgrass prairie walk at 2:30 p.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood

Road, Dayton. Experience a bit of Ohio’s rich natural heritage on a naturalist led exploration of Aullwood’s prairie. Learn about prairie plants and animals and the importance of this tallgrass ecosystem.

Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a threepiece chicken dinner with french fries and macaroni salad for $7. Chicken livers also will be available. Civic agendas • Monroe Township Board of Trustees will meet at the Township Building. • The Tipp City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Government Center. • The Piqua City Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. • The Troy City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the meeting room in Council Chambers. • The Staunton Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Staunton Township building. • Covington Board of Public Affairs will meet at 4 p.m. in the Water Department office located at 123 W. Wright St., Covington. • The Potsdam Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the village offices.



• TCT AUDITIONS: The Troy Civic Theatre will have auditions for its next production, “Dearly Departed,” at 7 p.m. at the Barn in the Park, Troy. The cast will include six to eight women, ranging in age from 18 to 70s and four to six men, ranging in age from mid-20s to 70s. For more information, call Terressa Knoch, director, at 280-3932. • NOON OPTIMIST: The Troy Noon Optimist will meet at noon at the Tin Roof restaurant, 439 N. Elm St., Troy. The speaker will be Jane Hum of Lucky Horseshoe 4-H Club. • CHICKEN FRY: A chicken fry dinner will be offered from 6-8 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill VFW

• BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be offered from 3-7 p.m. at National Night Out in Troy at the Troy Community Park, 255 Adams St. 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 Concord Township Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. at the Concord Township Memorial Building, 1150 Horizon West Court, Troy.


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Party in the streets Above, swing dancers dance to the sounds of the Tom Daugherty Orchestra’s Big Band music during Friday’s Community Night celebration in Tipp City. The streets were filled with people as music, arts and crafts demonstrations and free carriage rides were offered to those attending the downtown event. At right, Sally Watson throws a pot during the monthly Community Night.






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Study links heat to climate change WASHINGTON (AP) — The relentless, weather-gone-crazy type of heat that has blistered the United States and other parts of the world in recent years is so rare that it can’t be anything but man-made global warming, says a new statistical analysis from a top government scientist. The research by a man often called the “godfather of global warming” says that the likelihood of such temperatures occurring from the 1950s through the 1980s was rarer than 1 in 300. Now, the odds are closer to 1 in 10, according to the study by NASA scientist James Hansen. He says that statistically what’s happening is not random or normal, but pure and simple climate change. “This is not some scientific theory. We are now experiencing scientific fact,” Hansen told The Associated Press in an interview. Hansen is a scientist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York and a at Columbia professor University. But he is also a strident activist who has called for government action to curb greenhouse gases for years. While his study was published online Saturday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, it is unlikely to sway opinion among the remaining climate change skeptics. However, several climate scientists praised the new work. In a blunt departure from most climate research, Hansen’s


Dr. James E. Hansen, head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, explains data during an interview with the Associated Press at his office in New York Thursday. study based on statistics, not the more typical climate modeling blames these three heat waves purely on global warming: Last year’s devastating TexasOklahoma drought. The 2010 heat waves in Russia and the Middle East, which led to thousands of deaths. The 2003 European heat wave blamed for tens of thousands of deaths, especially among the elderly in France. The analysis was written

before the current drought and record-breaking temperatures that have seared much of the United States this year. But Hansen believes this too is another prime example of global warming at its worst. The new research makes the case for the severity of global warming in a different way than most scientific studies and uses simple math instead of relying on complex climate models or an understanding of atmospheric

physics. It also doesn’t bother with the usual caveats about individual weather events having numerous causes. The increase in the chance of extreme heat, drought and heavy downpours in certain regions is so huge that scientists should stop hemming and hawing, Hansen said. “This is happening often enough, over a big enough area that people can see it happening,” he said. Scientists have generally

responded that it’s impossible to say whether single events are caused by global warming, because of the influence of natural weather variability. However, that position has been shifting in recent months, as other studies too have concluded climate change is happening right before our eyes. Hansen hopes his new study will shift people’s thinking about climate change and goad governments into action. He wrote an op-ed piece that appeared online Friday in the Washington Post. “There is still time to act and avoid a worsening climate, but we are wasting precious time,” he wrote. The science in Hansen’s study is excellent “and reframes the question,” said Andrew Weaver, a climate scientist at the University of Victoria in British Columbia who was a member of the Nobel Prize-winning international panel of climate scientists that issued a series of reports on global warming. “Rather than say, ‘Is this because of climate change?’ That’s the wrong question. What you can say is, ‘How likely is this to have occurred with the absence of global warming?’ It’s so extraordinarily unlikely that it has to be due to global warming,” Weaver said. For years scientists have run complex computer models using combinations of various factors to see how likely a weather event would happen without global warming and with it.


Obama plays golf, heads to Camp David on birthday WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama celebrated his 51st birthday Saturday with a round of golf and a quiet weekend at Camp David, taking a break from campaigning three months before Election Day. Obama, wearing a white golf shirt, khaki pants and sunglasses, boarded Marine One at Andrews Air Force Base after about six hours on the golf course before heading to Camp David. He was joined by a small group of friends and aides that included White House chef Sam Kass, a frequent golf partner. He returns to campaign mode soon enough, with fundraisers in Connecticut on Monday and campaign rallies in Colorado on Wednesday and Thursday. Next weekend, Obama will hold several birthday-

themed fundraisers in Chicago, including one at his family’s South Side home. Obama’s campaign used the event to drum up small-dollar donations before the end of the July fundraising deadline, offering two lucky winners the chance to attend the fundraiser at Obama’s red brick home. In an email to supporters last month, Obama warned that his birthday “could be the last one I celebrate as president of the United States, but that’s not up to me it’s up to you.” Obama’s team has said he could be outspent by Republicans and GOP candidate Mitt Romney. Obama got some early birthday wishes on Thursday during a rally in Florida, when supporters serenaded him with “Happy Birthday.” The president

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EDITORIAL ROUNDUP Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram on voter rolls: There’s compelling evidence from credible sources that voter rolls around the country are generally littered with bad information. It’s wrong to jump from there to the conclusion that voting fraud is rampant. But in a tensely competitive presidential election year, protecting the integrity of elections and protecting voting rights seem to have become competing interests. It’s a false conflict with destructive consequences. The latest episode involves whether states can use a federal database, known as SAVE (Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements Program), to help determine whether noncitizens are erroneously registered as voters. SAVE allows government agencies to verify whether legal immigrants qualify for benefits and licenses. Those listed in the database have typically been assigned an identifying number, such as through a visa or green card. The system isn’t designed to track whether illegal immigrants are improperly listed on voter rolls maintained at the state level, Now that the Homeland Security Department has agreed, after months of sparring, to give Florida access to SAVE, other states are asking for it, too, to help purge wrongly registered noncitizens. … It’s unclear whether any changes could be made based on SAVE before November balloting. … Republicans act as though this tool is critical; Democrats argue that Republicans risk disenfranchising large numbers of minority voters. The reality is that election officials, academics and technology specialists have argued for years that our state-based voter registration system is costly, inefficient and desperate for modernization. Arab News, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Syria: Whatever the diehard views of Bashar al-Assad, the July 18 slaying of three of the most important people in his regime, will have convinced many other supporters that the game is up. Pressure will have been added by an ultimatum from the Free Syria Army that anyone who has not abandoned the dictator, will be deemed an enemy and can expect no role in the new Syria. Yet unfortunately, this challenge from the opposition could actually backfire. Though it demonstrates ever-greater confidence in the progress of the insurrection, and will probably end up bringing about even more defections from the military… and it could start to work against the rebels. This will happen because soldiers who had failed to defect will fear the consequences of capture in the wake of the regime’s demise. This will mean that they will fight more vigorously and tenaciously than they might have done, even when everything is collapsing around them. Yet if, as seem likely, another amnesty is later offered to al-Assad’s soldiers, some troops will continue fighting in the expectation that they may receive yet another opportunity to change sides in future. The tragedy for all Syrians is that the longer the conflict continues, the worse will be the inter-communal wounds that will be inflicted, and therefore the harder it will be for a new and peaceful Syria to be born. For all their success, the opposition still remains pathetically divided. When Assad’s police state tyranny is overwhelmed, there seems precious little chance of any sort of united administration taking its place, until elections can be held. Indeed, the single aim the opposition parties all share, is the overthrow of al-Assad. Once that becomes a reality, there will be nothing to bind them together and Syria could find itself in a dangerous vacuum. Online:

THEY SAID IT “Jeff was a son, a brother, a friend and a soldier. To his mother, Sandy (Wheelock) and his family, we mourn with you in your time of loss.” — Army Chaplain Dan Burris, eulogizing Army Pfc. Jeffrey Rice, a 2007 Troy High School graduate “This is what a small town is about. It’s more of a huge family in a small town. It’s neat to see what happens in a community like Troy when the community pulls together in a time of tragedy. It shows an incredible amount of support for the family.” — Troy resident Eric Krites, on the community pulling together following the death of Pfc. Rice “Things are going well. We’re moving forward and the kids are working real hard.” — New Troy High School football coach Scot Brewer, on the first week of practice

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Tax hike on small business bad for our economy WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two years after the Obama administration declared, “welcome to the recovery,” this much is clear: with 42 consecutive months of the national unemployment above 8 percent, the private sector still isn’t “doing fine” and President Obama’s economic plan did not work. And yet, the Democrats who run Washington are demanding a massive tax hike on small businesses that — according to accounting firm Ernst & Young — will destroy more than 700,000 jobs. As a former small businessman in Southwest Ohio, I can tell you that the last thing we should be doing is raising taxes on the very people who create jobs. I am not alone in that assessment. On Aug. 2, I released a list of 88 economists who warn that the tax hike on small businesses supported by President Obama and congressional Democratic leaders will hurt the struggling economy and must be stopped before it goes into effect. Dr. Susan Feigenbaum of the University of Missouri-St. Louis Department of Economics bluntly said, “If you are currently unemployed, you’ll be able to thank these tax increases for remaining

John Boehner Guest Columnist unemployed (next year).” And Dr. Jeffrey Miron of Harvard University took on the president’s notion that raising taxes will help our economy, saying that the tax hikes “are misguided in the extreme. Expenditure cuts — of all kinds — are the path to fiscal responsibility.” These and other economists agree: stopping all of the tax hikes scheduled for Jan. 1 is necessary to prevent further job losses and damage to our nation’s economy. So on Aug.t 1, the House voted in a bipartisan way to stop the president’s small business tax hike via the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 (H.R. 8). This legislation, if enacted, would ensure that all Americans, including our nation’s job creators, will

not have to endure this tax hike in the coming year. But if we’re serious about longterm economic growth, we cannot just stop with blocking the president’s tax hike — we must reform the broken system altogether. Middle-class families and small businesses deserve a better, fairer, and simpler tax code that fosters job growth instead of discouraging it, and the House intends to work toward that. On Aug. 2, the House approved a bill to establish an expedited process by which Congress would enact real tax reform in 2013, laying the groundwork for a fairer tax code that lowers rates and closes loopholes so that we can keep more jobs here in the U.S. and bring home jobs that have gone overseas. Unfortunately, the House is the only body in Washington that has taken action to address our broken tax code and put an end to the uncertainty the looming tax hike has caused in our private sector. Dr. Corrine Krupp of Duke University put it best when she said, “It is patently irresponsible for Congress to allow massive tax increases to kick in while the economy is still weak. It is even more irresponsible to create and foster

an environment of uncertainty about future taxes now when households and businesses are planning for the future.” It is in the interest of our economy to quickly address this issue, and I will continue to encourage the Democratic-controlled Senate to follow the House’s lead and pass legislation to stop the entire tax hike. Having run a small business, I know how important it is for job creators to have certainty, and I have indicated that the House will call our members back from their districts and reconvene in August should the Senate act. It was President Obama himself who said less than two years ago that stopping tax hikes was the right thing for our struggling economy — and it is still the right thing to do. Entrepreneurs and innovators are responsible for their success, not government, and we need to get Washington out of their way. John Boehner represents Ohio’s 8th District, which includes all of Darke, Miami, and Preble counties, most of Butler and Mercer counties, and the northeastern corner of Montgomery County. He was first elected to Congress in 1990.


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EMIL ‘ANDY’ ANDERSON Doug TROY — Anderson, Emil “Andy” Janet Newman Anderson, age and David 81, of Troy, Anderson. Ohio, passed He attended away Friday, Elizabeth Aug. 3, 2012, Schools. He at Koester was a United Pavilion, Troy, States Marine Ohio. He was Corps veteran, born July 15, ANDERSON a member of 1931, in Troy, First United Ohio, to the late Church of Art and Elsie Christ, Troy, Troy (Hansford) Fish and Game Anderson. and the He is survived Fraternal Order by his wife of 60 years, Geraldine (Sowry) of Eagles. He enjoyed his family, children, grandAnderson; his daughter and son-in-law, Deborah children and great-grand(Robert) Williams of Troy; children. He was retired from BF Goodrich Co. in his son, Steven (friend, 1992. Delores Hardin) Services will be at 10 Anderson of Dayton; his a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, grandchildren, Elisa 2012, at Baird Funeral (Jason) Thurmond, Home, Troy, with the Megan (Ronald) McKee Pastor Lauren Allen officiand Nicholas (Robyn) Anderson; his twin broth- ating. Interment will follow in Riverside er, Emmett Anderson of Cemetery, Troy, with Piqua; and his sister, Shirley Shiltz of Troy. He Honor Guard services. The family will receive was also Pop-Pop to his great-grandchildren, Evan friends from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at and Max Thurmond, Parker and Brady McKee, the funeral home with an Eagles service to follow. and Reme and Sullivan Memorial contributions Anderson. may be made to the In addition to his parents, he was preceded in American Cancer Society. death by his brothers and Friends may express condolences to the family sisters, Doris through www.baird Weatherhead, Peggy Miller, Don Anderson,

IVAN E. CURTIS PIQUA — Ivan E. Curtis, 82, of Piqua, died at 10:45 a.m. Friday. Aug. 3, 2012. at Piqua Manor Nursing Home. He was born Aug. 25, 1929, in CURTIS Pleasant Hill to the late Roy and Meda (Wallace) Curtis. He married Goldie M. Saunders March 26, 1955; and she survives. Other survivors include three daughters, Rebecca (Roger) Lillicrap, Pamela (Dennis) Maher, and Diana Curtis, all of Piqua; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a brother Byron Dean (Doris) Curtis of New Madison, Barbara (Ronald) Trissell of Piqua; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter Peggy Meeds, three brothers, Roy Hunt, Norman Curtis, Raymond Curtis; and six sisters, Marie Hill, Edna Stricker, Zola Miller, Margaret Jones, Blanche Cress and June Curtis. Mr. Curtis retired from

the Orr Felt Company as a machinist. He was a United States Army veteran having served during the Korean War as a Corporal. He enjoyed his family and was an avid fisherman and fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Reds. A service to honor his life will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug.6, 2012, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jack Chalk officiating. Burial will follow at Miami Memorial Park Cemetery where full military honors will be provided by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad, P. O. Box 720, Piqua, OH 453546. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through jamiesonand


Shoppers look over merchandise at yard sales along U.S. 127 in Van Wert. The 25th annual World’s Longest Yard Sale began Thursday and continues through today.

‘World’s Longest’ sale under way CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The event billed as the World’s Longest Yard Sale will attract bargain hunters across parts of six states, along 690 miles this weekend. The event began Thursday and runs through today along U.S. 127. The northern end is Addison, Mich., and the southern end point is Gadsden, Ala. It includes the portion of U.S. 127 in Ohio. The Tennessee Department of Transportation told

Swine flu • Continued from A1 Voight said Friday. “We’ll be taking every precaution we can and post more information on the fair’s website so people and animal exhibitors know what to watch for.” Voight, a chairman on the board for six years, said the health of the people and the animals is a top priority every year. Voight said swine flu can be transmitted from humans to the hogs due to the animal’s respiratory system being similar to humans. Voight said flu outbreaks are more likely this year due to the drought-like conditions and the heat. “People can give it to the animal, so if you are sick, wait at least 24 hours after the fever breaks before going out in public places like the fair,” Voight said. Voight said he and other fair officials met with the fair’s veterinarian last week about extra precautions. Voight said the animal pens will be disinfected before and after the animals arrive and animals will be checked twice a day for signs of the illness. “The veterinarian will check all the animals as they arrive and in the morning and evening of the fair as well,” Voight said. Hand sanitizers have been available at the animal barns for several years and Voight urges people to use the hand sanitizer stations diligently this year. “People need to use common sense and good prac-







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TROY — Recent cases of influenza at fairs in Indiana and Ohio have raised new concerns over swine flu. At least 10 human cases of H3N2 flu have been reported at the Butler County fair. All of the flu cases have been linked to direct contact with pigs at the fair. Miami County Health Commissioner Chris Cook encourages people to practice good hand hygiene at the Miami County Fair this year. “It’s the same advice that you heard from your parents growing up – wash your hands after being around any type of animal,” Cook said. “Animals carry germs and if you don’t wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after being around them, those germs can make you sick.” Cook said he isn’t surprised that cases of influenza are showing up at fairs. “We have always known that close contact with pigs or other animals increases your chance for getting sick. After the H1N1 flu pandemic of 2009 we all have a heightened awareness about the flu – especially when it passes from animals to people.” Influenza viruses such as H3N2 are not unusual in swine and can be directly transmitted from swine to people and from people to swine in the same way that all viruses can be transmitted between people. When humans are in close proximity to infected pigs, such as in barns and livestock exhibits at fairs, movement of these viruses can occur back and forth between humans and animals. Influenza viruses cannot be transmitted by eating pork. Whether it’s preventing the flu or E. coli, it’s very important to clean your hands frequently at the fair. Fair-goers should always wash hands with soap and water after petting or touching any animal. Never eat, drink or put anything in your mouth in animal areas. While washing your hands is the best way to stay healthy, hand sanitizer is a good alternative. “I’m sure you will see hand sanitizer stations around the animal barns. I hope folks take a few seconds to wash or use hand sanitizer after they are done with the animals. It is critically important. I want people to have fun at the fair but stay healthy too,” Cook said. For more information about hand hygiene, call Miami County Public Health at 937-573-3500 or visit tices they should do anyway,” he said. According to The Ohio State University Agricultural Extension Office, a letter from Conley Nelson, president of the National Pork Board, was sent to parents and swine exhibitors about the heightened potential of an outbreak and steps to prevent illness to both people and pigs.

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the Chattanooga Times Free Press the agency has suspended paving along part of the route to aid traffic flow. This marks the 25th year of the yard sale, begun as a way to get travelers to get off the interstate highways to see the local sights and spend some cash in the rural areas. The Fentress County Chamber of Commerce in Jamestown serves as the headquarters for the sale.

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“As the 2012 state fair season is upon us, everyone needs to take steps to ensure that show pigs stay healthy,” the letter states. “Influenza or ‘flu” occasionally can be transmitted from people to pigs and pig to people.” The letter urges those with flulike symptoms to not attend fairs for seven days or until one has been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of

Top education leader quits amid findings COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s top education official resigned Saturday amid ethical questions about his work for an educational testing contractor. Stan Heffner’s two-sentence letter was released by the state Education Department and said he would leave next Friday. Gov. John Kasich said it was the right move. “His mistakes in judgment were unfortunate, but I respect him for always putting Ohio’s students above everything else, including his own interests,” Kasich said in an emailed comment. Deputy Superintendent



medication. Also, be on the lookout for flu symptoms in pigs and to contact a local vet before bringing the animal to the fair. The letter also reminds exhibitors to disinfect all equipment such as show boxes, feed pans and trailers when returning home from the fair. For more information, visit


Michael Sawyers will become acting superintendent. No reason for his departure was given in the letter, but it came just days after a state watchdog’s findings of wrongdoing against Heffner. The report Thursday by Inspector General Randall Meyer found that Heffner was on the payroll of a Texas-based testing firm when he lobbied state lawmakers last year on a bill that benefited the company. The IG report also found that Heffner misused his state email and cellphone to communicate with the testing firm.


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Owners of Carpet House closing their business BY LINDSAY NOCE Ohio Community Media


After 33 years in business, the owners of Carpet House in Piqua have decided to “semi-retire.” Sue and Larry Hostetter have been serving Piqua and surrounding areas with carpet sales, installation and repair since 1979. “We had a good opportunity to sell the building. It’s been a really good 33 years and we are ready for a vacation,” Sue

Hostetter said. Although they will no longer have a building for showroom and inventory, Larry Hostetter plans on maintaining his tools and will be continuing to install and repair flooring on a parttime basis and can be reached at home. The couple say they struggled initially in 1979 to keep the business. “We did without and pulled


Shooters Paradise opens TROY — Shooters Paradise, open since June 1, is located in the old Nickels Bakery on County Road 25-A, is owned and operated by Richard and Jonathon Workman. The business features an indoor shooting range. The Workmans promise competitive prices at their store. The Workman duo are both pastors at Life Ministry in Troy. Richard Workman works full-time for ACI general construction as a project manager while Jon Workman runs the store.

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through,” he said. Since then, the business has taken them as far north as Alaska, south to Guatemala and throughout the Midwest. “Word of mouth is really what got our name out there (and having a big family),” Larry Hostetter said. “We try to do the job right the first time.” They also have been loyal supporters of local athletic leagues and high school yearbooks. Sue Hostetter gives a large amount of credit to their long-





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J.D. Power walks through about 1,000 bushels of corn loaded into his trailer Thursday evening, as he helps with the harvest in a field along Lindsay Lane near Huntsville-Brownsferry Rd. south of Athens, Ala. The yields are down this year due to the extremely dry month of June. Here’s a look at how different foods will be impacted: MEAT & DAIRY In addition to paying more to feed their cows, farmers are dealing with grazing pastures that have been baked dry. The combination is resulting in farmers selling off the animals they can’t afford to feed in recent weeks, particularly since cattle supplies are already limited and beef prices have been climbing steadily in recent years. Beef from those animals streaming into auction yards is expected to start showing up in grocery stores in November and December, temporarily driving down meat prices. “The irony is that we could start seeing some price reductions in the short run,” says Bruce Jones, a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Wisconsin. By early next year, however, prices are expected to spike as a result of the smaller livestock herds and dwindling meat supplies. Next year, the USDA says beef prices are expected to jump 4 percent to 5


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“Our children worked here growing up and I think that had a big influence on them,” she said. A large cork board in the office displays 33 years of family history, with newspaper clippings, pictures and achievements within the Hostetter family. Even the family’s Boston Terrier, “Sadie,” had been branded the “official greeter to the customers. “We will miss seeing our customers the most,” Sue Hostetter said.

Impact of corn prices on food? Not what you think

NEW YORK (AP) — Cornflakes won’t necessarily be more expensive as a result of rising corn prices, but the milk you pour over them might be. A drought covering twothirds of the country has damaged much of the country’s corn crops and pushed Sullivan joins grain prices to record levels, triggering fears that a pediatric group spike in food prices will TROY — Pediatrician soon follow. Meredith Sullivan, M.D., But there are many fachas joined The Pediatric tors that determine the Group and the UVMC price of goods on supermarmedical staff. ket shelves. A diminished Dr. corn supply doesn’t mean Hobart Institute Sullithat all food prices will be revises website van affected the same way. graduIn fact, you’re more likeTROY — Hobart ated ly to see higher prices for Institute of Welding from milk and meat than corn on Technology has launched the cob. That’s because the its new and improved web- Ohio Northsweet corn that shoppers site, buy at a grocery store is The total revision, with ern Unigrown differently and not user-friendly, drop-down versity, as vulnerable to drought menus, makes the imporconditions. As for the corn tant information for certifi- Ada, SULLIVAN that’s used as grain feed for cation, skill training, tech- and received cows, however, farmers are nical training, safety and her medical degree from paying more as the drought more a focal point. the Wright State Unipersists. Quick clicks on icons versity Boonshoft School of “The financial stress is bring information for Estarting to mount because courses, military veterans, Medicine, Dayton. She the bills (to feed the cows) displaced workers, certified completed an internship are bigger than they were welding inspection/educati- and residency at Wright six months ago,” says Chris on/supervision candidates, State University Integrated Pediatrics. She Galen, a spokesman for the catalogs, tours, news and serves on the code and National Milk Producers events, welding history Federation. “What will conand additional offerings in education committees at Dayton Children’s Medical sumers will see as a result? convenient formats. Center and is a member of That’s where it gets a little Online ordering of the American Academy of murkier.” training and promotional One major factor that materials makes shipping Pediatrics. Dr. Sullivan joins Paul complicates the equation is from the store to your door Weber, M.D., and Tammy the amount that supermara smooth transition. Taylor, D.O., in practice at kets decide to mark up the Visitors can browse The Pediatric Group, foods they sell to shoppers. through the institute’s which serves the Miami Since supermarkets are library collection from their desktop. Former and County area with care for facing stiffer competition infants, children and ado- from big-box retailers and current students, along lescents. The Pediatric drug stores, they’re being with employers, also may Group has offices in the much more judicious about access the Jobs bank in Upper Valley Medical how much of their rising their search for the most Center Physician Office costs they pass on to cusfitting employment or to Building, 3130 N. County tomers. review a list of resumes Nevertheless, the that students have posted. Road 25-A, Troy; Agriculture Department Visitors also may view the Outpatient Care Center/North, 280 Looney said last week that it most current issue of The Road, Piqua; and Hyatt expects grocery prices to World of Welding at their Center, 450 N. Hyatt St., rise between 3 percent and convenience. 4 percent next year, which For your opinion on the Tipp City. To schedule an appoint- is slightly higher than noroverhauled site, email ment, call 440-8687. mal. The


time employee Lynn Fogle. “He came with the business, he was our biggest asset,” she said. “We may not have survived like we did if it wasn’t for him.” The couple reflected on their time running a business in Piqua. “The whole community has been wonderful and we’ve built some great relationships. It’s a good feeling to be trusted by our customers,” the couple said. They talked of kids and grandkids playing many hours in the warehouse.

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Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association. Overall, the USDA projects an overall 2 percent to 3 percent price increase for fruits and vegetables next year. That’s in line with this year’s increase. PACKAGED FOODS Another worry is that the price of many packaged foods that contain corn or corn ingredients will climb. High-fructose corn syrup, for example, is used in a wide variety of foods such as cookies, yogurt, cereals and spaghetti sauces. A can of regular soda contains 40 grams of the sweetener. The corn ingredients that are used in packaged foods mostly aren’t irrigated either, meaning they’re also vulnerable to the vagaries of weather and the price fluctuations. But keep in mind that such ingredients are often a tiny fraction of the costs that go into packaged foods. Among the many expenses food makers such as Kellogg Co. and Kraft Foods Inc. also have to foot: packaging material, labor, advertising and fuel for trucks to get their products in stores.

percent, making it among the biggest price hikes for food. Dairy product prices are expected to climb 3.5 percent to 4.5 percent, poultry and egg prices up by 3 percent to 4 percent, and pork prices up by 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent. FRUITS & VEGETABLES So why isn’t anyone talking about a shortage of fruits and vegetables in light of the drought? Unlike the corn that’s grown to make animal feed and oil, produce sold in supermarkets is typically irrigated by farms and not as affected when there’s a lack of rain. In addition, supermarkets import many of their fruits and vegetables from other countries such as, bell peppers from Holland so that they can keep supplies and prices in check even if one source isn’t producing a large amount. Fruits and vegetables are also a loss leader for supermarkets. That means they’re often sold at a loss in hopes of attracting shoppers who will spend on other items, says Lisa Schacht, president of the

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T-stoms likely High: 84°

Clearing Low: 72°

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Peak group: Absent

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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Sunday, Aug. 5, the 218th day of 2012. There are 148 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 5, 1962, actress Marilyn Monroe, 36, was found dead in her Los Angeles home her death was ruled a probable suicide from “acute barbiturate poisoning.” On this date: In 1912, the Progressive Party, also known as the “Bull Moose Party,” convened in

Chicago. (The party was formed by former President Theodore Roosevelt following a split in the Republican Party.) In 1921, a baseball game was broadcast for the first time as KDKA radio announcer Harold Arlin described the action between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies from Forbes Field. (The Pirates won, 8-5.) In 1936, Jesse Owens of the United States won the 200meter dash at the Berlin

Olympics, collecting the third of his four gold medals. In 1962, South African antiapartheid activist Nelson Mandela was arrested on charges of leaving the country without a passport and inciting workers to strike it was the beginning of 27 years of imprisonment. In 1963, the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union signed a treaty in Moscow banning nuclear tests in the atmosphere, in space and underwater.


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Members of the Ohio Patriot Guard render a salute honoring Army Private First Class Jeffrey Rice just after his body arrived at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base July 28.

A community embraces a hero BY DAVID FONG Executive Editor rom sports stars to astronauts, the city of Troy has a long history of honoring its native sons and daughters, particularly in time of heroism or valor. Army Private First Class Jeffrey Rice was no exception. The city of Troy wrapped its arms around Rice this past week. On July 19, Pfc. Rice — a 2007 Troy High School and Upper Valley Career Center graduate — lost his life while serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. What followed in Troy was an uplifting display of patriotism and compassion. “Jeff was a great young man,” Troy Mayor Michael Beamish said before his funeral services, which took place last weekend. “The city will be flying its flags at half-staff through the duration of his ceremonies. We really want the people of Troy to come out and show support for a heroic young man.” Pfc. Rice’s family remembers him as a soft-spoken young man who always put his family first. “He would always wear that little ninja costume with a wooden spoon tucked in his belt because I didn’t like guns,” his mother, Sandy Wheelock said of her son as a little boy. “He would play outside and when he would come in, he would tell me, ‘I checked everything out, Mom. Everything is OK.’ He was always worried about protecting me. His whole life, that’s how he was — he was always worried about protecting his mom and his sisters.” Former Troy football coach Steve Nolan recalled Rice as a promising football player who gave it all up to help take care of his father after he suffered a stroke and his health declined. “He was a great kid who had all kinds of potential,” Nolan said. “He was a very hard-working kid and he didn’t mind being physical. There was no doubt going into his junior year that he was going to be someone we were going to count on.” All told, the family truly was touched by the outpouring of support from the community. “It was incredible,” said Pfc. Rice’s aunt, Cathy Pencil. “We’ve been touched.”


The community lines the street and around the Public Square July 28 to show support as a procession for Private First Class Jeffrey Rice comes through Troy. The Troy Police Department conducted an escort for Rice during his final journey to Troy.

Mike Hamilton from the Ohio Patriot Guard renders a salute outside Baird Funeral Home Monday during funeral services for Pfc. Jeffrey Rice. RIGHT: Soldiers and airmen render a salute in honor of Pfc. Rice at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base July 28 prior to a procession home to Troy.

LEFT: Members of an area honor guard fire-off a 21-gun salute honoring Army Private First Class Jeffrey Rice, a 2007 Troy High School graduate.




Sunday, August 5, 2012



Sweet August is nothing if not generous With robes that gleam with sunny sheen Sweet August doth appear. — R. Combe Miller When August rolls around, summer seems to slow, as if were a bit tired from all those weeks since spring which had to be devoted to turning the landscape green and the extended duty necessary afterward to keep things growing. Now it’s a season needing rest, or at least one taking a break. Whatever the case, there’s definitely a enervated, lackadaisical air. “A languid atmosphere, a lazy breeze,” noted poet James Whitcomb Riley in a verse from Summer Afternoon. Cicadas still ratchety-screech from the trees, though not so loud or stridently as before. Robins keep singing in the sultry dawns, but with abbreviated versions of their swinging songs. And while a few bullfrogs continue to harrump into the moonlit night, their chorus has thinned and the old bellowing bog-pumper audibly lacks the fecund inspiration of his mid-May’s performance. A stream fisherman can try wading favorite creeks and

I’d rather do after a sweltering day than escape to a favorite lake or river and spend a few refreshingly cooler hours listening to the katydids, crickets, frogs and owls converse while tightlining for channels and flatheads. Regardless of whether you fill your stringer or only manage a few to fillet for breakfast, every outing is an advenJim McGuire ture — plus there’s always that Troy Daily News Columnist occasional monster cat you latch onto which kicks in the adrenarivers at dawn or dusk for small- line and stands the hair up on the nape of your neck the mouth, but he’ll not likely have moment you feel its sudden much luck during brighter dayweight and power. light hours. Night fishing is a While June might be colored viable option, yet seldom pracin verdant green, and July with ticed by even the most enthusiastic bronzeback devotees. Farm the blue of a summer sky, August is dressed like royalty in ponds and strip pits can somepurple and gold — though the times prove excellent for largemouths and jumbo sunfish, even yellows decidedly predominate. Sunflowers, mullein, evening at high noon. And the more isolated and unfished the place, the primrose, downy false-foxglove, prairie dock, cup-plant, rosinbetter! Lakes can yield action, too, if weed, ox-eye, various coneflowers, Jerusalem artichoke, coreopyou like to work deep. Bass, sis, wingstem, black-eyed bluegill and crappie are all possible. Or you can fish those little Susans, and of course, seas of shoreline pockets that remain in goldenrods. The true purples are pretty deep shade all day. much limited to the lobelias, But for me, August means New England aster, and my catfish. There’s truly not much

beloved ironweed — although if you’ll concede to allowing a bit of blue and magenta, I’ll add Joe-Pye weed, bellflower, blazing-star, chicory, teasel and thistles, plus the lovely gentians. We also might toss in ripening bluestem — that tall prairie grass which novelist Willa Cather aptly described as being the color of wine stains…claret, I presume. August’s arrival may signal summer winding down, but for me it delivers the first taste of some of the most delicious food I know — including half-runner beans, fresh-picked sweet corn, sugary cantaloupe melons, and homegrown tomatoes. Just thinking about such flavorful garden-fresh delights makes my mouth water! Wild fare is ready for the taking, too. An industrious forager can now find free eats aplenty, or for jelly and jam making, in the form of black-haws and may apples, wild cherries, elderberries, choke cherries, and if you’re lucky, early pawpaws and fox grapes. You could also stumble upon a tree with early-ripening wild apples. Walnuts, hickory nuts, butter-

nuts and beechnuts can be gathered. And meadow mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, and the toothsome chanterelle are all out there for the finding. Sweet August is nothing if not generous with her favors. Yet, to me, August always seems to arrive towing a hint of the bittersweet. Maybe because all those previous weeks of heat and drought have left their indelible mark — wilted, dry leaves, grass and meadows turning a bit brown, all greenery looking shopworn and limp. Or maybe the notion is more with me and my perspective than any real fault of this eighth month. For no matter what the calendars and almanacs say, I look upon August as the last of summer — the season’s final hurrah. While summer is admittedly my least favorite of the four seasons…still, I somehow hate to see it end. A paradox I can’t explain — though possibly because any seasonal ending represents time’s all-too-swift passage. “Summer’s lease,” wrote Shakespeare, “hath all too short a date.”

Jackson Galaxy understands cats’ behavior


Ccat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy is shown working with Oliver the cat, during production of Season 3 of Animal Planet’s, “My Cat From Hell,” in New York. On his TV show, he helps cats and cat owners solve behavior problems, human and feline. sneakers, has tattoo “sleeves” and has started tats on his legs so that he’ll one day have a “full suit.” He plays the guitar, has a degree in acting and has been addicted to drugs,


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many cats are tail talkers. If those tails start to twitch and wag, watch out for fangs and claws, warns cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy. If you try to pet a cat when its tail is wagging and get bitten, “You had it coming,” says Galaxy, who helps solve behavior problems, both human and feline, on his Animal Planet TV show, “My Cat From Hell.” When a cat’s angry enough to wag its tail or the fur on its back stands up, its ears flatten and eyes dilate, the owner needs to figure out what’s wrong, he says. Galaxy figures cats and owners equally share the blame for relationships gone wrong, but when it comes to changing behavior, cats are the easier students by a wide margin. His house call kit is a guitar case loaded with cat toys and treats. But there’s no magic wand in the box, he says. It takes time and hard work. “You get what you give.” Galaxy, 46, has an usual job and he’s an unusual guy. He’s 6-foot-5, bald, wears specs and ear hoops, sports a long goatee, prefers bowling shirts and

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adoption fair when he met the friend of a friend who introduced him to reality TV producer Adam Greener (“Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition”). “My Cat From Hell” began airing in spring 2011. In each episode, viewers witness owners struggling to find domestic harmony with their cats. Emilie Bandy and Mike Petriello are fans of Galaxy’s show. For seven months, they tried to turn their New York City apartment into a peaceful place for their cats, Olive and Pepper, but Olive attacked


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ning every time Olive whines, scratches or throws a temper tantrum. “Don’t positively reinforce bad behavior,” he says. It’s been three months since the last catfight. Bandy and Petriello are back in the same bedroom, wedding planning is again in full swing, and the couple spends hours each day playing with both cats in the same room. The cats may never be fast friends, but they are coexisting and Pepper’s confidence is growing. Karen “Doc” Halligan of Los Angeles calls Galaxy “fabulous,” but acknowledges that he’s playing to a tough crowd. “People do not understand the need to train cats and that they need socialization just as much as dogs. Since they have not been domesticated that long, people just think they are independent and don’t need it,” says the veterinarian, author, TV consultant and director of veterinary services for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Los Angeles. Besides the show and his consulting work, Galaxy sells his own line of essence oils and is a board member for Stray Cat Alliance and FixNation in Los Angeles and Neighborhood Cats in New York. Early on, there were a handful of cases that stumped him, but Galaxy believed then that psychotropic drugs were inappropriate for pets. He’s changed his mind. “Why not use holistic, homeopathic measures? Why not use empathic measures? Why not use traditional Western measures? Why not use acupuncture and Prozac on the same cat?” he asked. Cats have an attention span of about 3 seconds, so Galaxy believes punishment is pointless. “Count to 10, clean up, forgive and move on,” he says. Air in a motion-detecting can is great for disciplining cats the instant they misbehave, he says.

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Why one personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s junk is anotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TV obsession BY MELISSA RAYWORTH Associated Press


In this publicity photo provided by WGBH, a scene from the TV show, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Market Warriorsâ&#x20AC;? that premiered on PBS on July 16, is shown. The list of television shows about hunting for elusive treasure amid mountains of discarded junk keeps on growing like a suburban landfill. took their time and put effort into making it.â&#x20AC;? Craig Dalen, who coordinates programs at sustainability Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., sees this as a strong explanation for the popularity of these shows. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many goods now are designed to break down and need to be replaced, and our desires are socially engineered to want more, better, the latest.I think some are rediscovering the value in these goods because of the craftsmanship and the materials.â&#x20AC;? Heckman says he is happy when a TV host can find and repurpose an old table or chair revealing its enduring value and AP PHOTO/TRAVEL CHANNEL, ELIZABETH FRASER returning it to daily life. Television, of course, reliably delivers those satisfying moments. Through editing, these shows offer â&#x20AC;&#x153;very clever storytelling,â&#x20AC;? Baick says. Something well-made and worthwhile is always uncovered. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Like the hunt for the Holy Grail, in all the accounts it ends up being a humble cup of tremendous value,â&#x20AC;? he says. For viewers in homes filled with everyday items, â&#x20AC;&#x153;this is kind of magical, that you can turn lead into goldâ&#x20AC;? if you have a discerning-enough eye. Two shows that premiered last month PBSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Market Warriorsâ&#x20AC;? (from the producers of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Antiques Roadshowâ&#x20AC;?) and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Pickersâ&#x20AC;? spin-off â&#x20AC;&#x153;Picked Offâ&#x20AC;? raise the bar by merging the junk-hunting genre with competition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Picked Offâ&#x20AC;? has a $10,000 grand prize, while the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Market Warriorsâ&#x20AC;? winner only earns â&#x20AC;&#x153;bragging rights for eclipsing his peers,â&#x20AC;? according to the showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website. For the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Picker Sistersâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Junk Gypsies,â&#x20AC;? itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about what AP PHOTO/WGBH, DAVID AARON TROY these found goodies can become. In this publicity photo provided by WGBH, a scene from the TV show, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Market Warriorsâ&#x20AC;? that pre- These shows, along with sites like miered on PBS on July 16, is shown. At least three new entries are premiering this summer, adding Pinterest, offer fresh and someto the already double-digit roster of reality shows about â&#x20AC;&#x153;pickersâ&#x20AC;? and pawn shop owners and peo- times outrageous ideas for affordable do-it-yourself projects. ple who bid for the contents of storage containers.

Certain times of year bring grocery savings BY KASEY TRENUM Besides a grocery store sale cycle, are there times of the year when certain items are on sale? Absolutely! Grocery stores are smart. They know that there are certain times of the year when shoppers are keying in on specific goods and they want to grab as much of your business as they possibly can. So why not offer a great price on something they already know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be looking for? When you think about it, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fantastic idea. Cookout supplies around the Fourth of July, baking staples during the winter holidays and even candy on Halloween. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about anticipation. In this case, the anticipation of shopping habits. The store knows from experience, and shopping trends, when different items will peak throughout the year. By matching their best prices to times of peak demand they stand a better

chance of bringing shoppers through the door and earning their business. This is a cycle you can work to your advantage. By staying on top of what items tend to go on sale during certain times of the year, you can stock up and save your family impressive amounts of money. Right now try focusing on those key items youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll soon be tossing into lunchboxes day after day. Things like pudding cups, fruit snacks and Lunchables can be expensive, so buy when the time is right and have them ready and waiting when you need them most. Also, keep track of items that can be frozen. Another thing to keep track of is produce. Fruits and vegetables are at their peak at different times of the year. If you can buy when the market is flooded, and then either can or freeze your produce, you have the chance to save money while still offering healthy options for your family.

In this publicity image provided by the Travel Channel, toy hunter Jordan Hembrough unpacks a box of the original â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heroes on the Half Shellâ&#x20AC;? from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toy Hunterâ&#x20AC;? premieres on the Travel Channel on Aug. 15.




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Tracy Hutson wanders through a graveyard of ovens that havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t roasted a turkey or baked a ham since decades before she was born. Picking through their discarded parts, she muses: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The rust on this is just so gorgeous.â&#x20AC;? Her â&#x20AC;&#x153;Picker Sistersâ&#x20AC;? partner, Tanya McQueen, agrees yet another item to bargain for, purchase and turn into a high-end piece of furniture on their Lifetime network TV series. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find a similar pair of women, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Junk Gypsies,â&#x20AC;? doing much the same thing over at HGTV. And these two pairs are not alone. The list of television shows about hunting for elusive treasure amid mountains of discarded stuff keeps growing like a suburban landfill. At least three new entries are premiering this summer, adding to the already double-digit roster of shows about â&#x20AC;&#x153;pickersâ&#x20AC;? and pawn shop owners and people who bid for the contents of storage containers. Why, especially when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so overloaded with our own clutter and junk, are we so fascinated with the search through other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s castoffs? Jordan Hembrough, host of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toy Hunter,â&#x20AC;? which premieres Aug. 15 on the Travel Channel, believes people love junk-hunting shows because they reconnect us with a time we like to remember as simpler and happier. We recognize items instantly, from toys to household goods to advertising signage. Previous generations of Americans kept things longer, and there was less to choose from when you did buy new: Many of us had the same CorningWare coffee pot, the same Fisher-Price toys as our neighbors. Items designed in the 1950s and 1960s â&#x20AC;&#x153;are from a period that consciously looked to the future,â&#x20AC;? says Allen Topolski, associate professor of art at the University of Rochester. It was a time of optimism, and although â&#x20AC;&#x153;we never got the jet packs we were promised,â&#x20AC;? we enjoy revisiting that feeling as junk-hunting TV hosts come across this stuff, he says. This experience wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be the same for future generations because we replace things so frequently today. Young people are also less likely to have the exact same items as their peers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;More choices means less shared history,â&#x20AC;? says John Baick, associate professor of history at Western New England University, in Springfield, Mass. So why do even viewers in their teens and 20s watch these shows? T.J. Heckman has â&#x20AC;&#x153;been into junk,â&#x20AC;? for nearly all of his 26 years. He, his father and his uncle â&#x20AC;&#x153;used to go out all the time just picking up stuff. I remember when I was 6 years old bringing home a kitchen table on my bicycle.â&#x20AC;? In his work as a delivery truck driver in the Pittsburgh area, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s constantly scouting roadsides for anything potentially fun or useful. He loves bringing things home, and loves watching these shows for the excitement of scoring something awesome at little or no cost. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The stuff today being made is garbage compared to the stuff back then,â&#x20AC;? Heckman says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They


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This photo taken July 12 shows St. Joesph Bay, Fla. From July to September the tasty shell-food delicacy lures tourists to this lesser-known part of Florida. This region, which stretches east from the Panhandle’s Panama City along the Gulf Coast, is known for its shallow and wide bays that give shelter to scallops, oysters and other fragile sea life. Florida banned commercial harvesting in the region in the 1990s. The three-month season is for recreational scallop harvesters only.

Scallop season on ‘Forgotten Coast’ Tasty delicacy lures tourists to Florida PORT ST. JOE, Fla. (AP) — It is scallop season along this tranquil stretch of Florida known as “The Forgotten Coast.” From July to late September, the tasty shellfood delicacy lures tourists to this lesser-known part of Florida that lacks the amusement parks, night clubs and world-famous beaches found in other parts of the state. This region, which stretches east from the Panhandle’s Panama City along the Gulf coast line as it curves south along the state’s Big Bend, is known for its shallow and wide bays that give shelter to scallops, oysters and other fragile sea life. “Scallops need clean water they don’t do well if there are any pollution issues,” said Stan Kirkland, regional spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “What you notice in this part of the state is that there aren’t the condominiums and other developments that might cause water-quality issues.” The scallops can be found nestled in turtle grass in about 2 to 4 feet of water, which makes it easy to wade into the water and collect them. But longtime scalloper Ronald Pickett prefers to take his boat out into deeper water, about 10-12 feet, and find scallops while snorkeling. The best way to eat them is raw and fresh from

the bay, he said. “It is really sweet, it’s unbelievable,” Pickett said as he gulped down a mouthful of scallop on a recent afternoon. “If you’ve never eaten one of these, you’ve never eaten a really sweet scallop. These scallops have so much flavor to them, it is unbelievable.” Florida banned commercial scallop harvesting in the region in the 1990s to prevent their demise. The three-month season is for recreational scallop harvesters only and the state limits each person to two gallons of whole scallops per day. A state fishing license is required, with costs varying based on residency and the length of license. The season, which runs from July 1 to Sept. 24, is a summertime tourism boon for sleepy Gulf County, said Jennifer Jenkins, executive director of the Gulf County Tourist Development Counsel. “We talk to people all the time and they just love this. Really and truly, it is like Easter egg hunting in the water,” she said. Local chef and restaurateur Patti Blaylock said most people who eat at her Sunset Costal Grill like their scallops sauted or fried. Blaylock’s favorite scallop dish is a ceviche. The restaurant cannot offer local scallop dishes because of the commercial harvesting ban, but Blaylock often prepares scallops for people who

Ronald Pickett opens a scallop.

IF YOU GO … • GETTING THERE: St. Joesph Bay is about an hour drive east of Panama City on Highway 98 along the state’s scenic Gulf Coast. The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City is served by Delta and Southwest Airlines. (NYSE:LUV) Tallahassee Regional Airport is about a two-hour drive north of Port St. Joe and is serviced by American, Delta, United and U.S. Airways. Harvested scallops in St. Joesph. • WHERE TO STAY: The cities of Port St. bring them in by the buck- Atlanta and all of south Joe and nearby Apalachicola have a variety George and south etful. of small hotels, bed and breakfasts, vacaAlabama, even people from tion rental homes and campgrounds. “Sometimes they don’t Nashville make plans to know how to fix them or Lodging information can be found at: come sometime between what to do with them, so we will prepare something July and September,” she • SCOOPING SCALLOPS: Scallop seafor them and serve it here,” said. “They plan a week son runs through Sept. 24. Dive flags are and they will rent pontoon she said. mandatory for anyone who snorkels in the Scallops season provide boats or go out on an bay, and the catch is limited to two gallons a big boost to the economy organized scalloping trip of scallops per person per day or 10 gallons of the town and the region, and they will buy dive per boat per day. The state requires a valid flags and snorkel gear. It she said. Florida saltwater fishing license. Fees and “This is one of the only just keeps rolling. The scallops here are really scalloping bays along the information can be found at: vital.” Panhandle. It is close to


Churchill Downs renovating

“It is absolutely an unparalleled experience,” track President Kevin Flanery said. “It is an LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) experience a notch above — Move over, Millionaire’s anything else that’s ever Row: Churchill Downs is been offered at Churchill.” preparing fancier digs to The renovation could cater to the rich and bring a fresh infusion of famous at the Kentucky more blue-bloods and wellDerby. to-do spectators to an Track officials event already known as announced $9 million in much for its high fashion renovations on Tuesday, and celebrities as the highlighted by a new horse race. ultra-exclusive section The 138th rendition of called The Mansion. Perched on the sixth floor the Derby drew a record crowd of 165,307 people of the clubhouse, it will this year. The crowd feaoverlook the finish line and offer panoramic views, tures an eclectic mix of Tshirt-wearing race fans along with red carpet arrival, a private elevator, who swarm the sweaty butler and concierge serv- infield, to more gentrified fans in suits, sun dresses ices, access to a private and elaborate hats. wine cellar and meals The Mansion will open made to order.

The Daily Corinthian reports that the 44 signs were installed in 1997 as part of the original Siege & Battle of Corinth Commission’s driving tour of local Civil War sites. Officials say the Corinth Tourism Office recently completed a new driving tour and the old signs were causing confusion. The city began taking down the signs this past week. “Over the years, the Tourism Office changed Corinth replacing the driving tour, but the signs were never Civil War signs changed,” said Park Ranger Tom Parson. “It’s CORINTH, Miss. — very confusing for people The city of Corinth will replace dozens of 15-year- coming from Shiloh who old signs that tell the local are on the new driving tour and they see the story of the Civil War.

in time for next year’s Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, track officials said. Admission will be by invitation only, likely for celebrities and business executives, Flanery said. The price will run in the thousands of dollars, but will depend on the customized services for each guest. The track planned to start contacting those interested as soon as Tuesday.

small driving tour signs.” Parson said the driving tour will go without signs for the time being. Much of the land containing historical sites currently owned by the Siege & Battle of Corinth Commission will soon be transferred to the National Park Service. Once the transition is complete, the National Park Service will create and install new signs representing the current driving tour and the new sites added to NPS property.

indulge in a breakfast in bed. They’re now also spots to pick up souvenirs other than stolen towels. For several years, hotels have invited local artists in to decorate hallways, lobbies and other public spaces. Now, they are taking that partnership one step further and turning bedrooms into minisalesrooms. The recently-opened Omni Dallas hotel features more than 6,500 original pieces of art from 150 local artists in guest rooms and public spaces. The art is one of the reasons the propHotels sell erty doesn’t feel like every other hotel stayed in on art on walls past vacations. It also gives DALLAS — Hotel rooms guests the option of taking are no longer just a place to a bit of Texas culture home with them. shower, sleep or maybe


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New ‘Total Recall’ slicker but soulless through implanted memories (a charismatic, silver-haired John Cho runs the place as a cross between scientist and game show Colin Farrell replaces Arnold host). Schwarzenegger in the new verThings go wrong during the sion of “Total Recall,” and the procedure, as we know, and smug sense of campy meanness Quaid quickly finds himself that made the original 1990 film under attack, on the run and feel so muscular and grotesque accused of being a totally differgives way to a vibe that’s slick, ent person. A freedom fighter shiny and deadly serious. named Melina (Jessica Biel), a Seriously, this movie has no lieutenant for the head of the sense of humor there are maybe underground resistance with two jokes, both of which are callwhom he has some sort of romanbacks to the first movie. Farrell tic history, becomes his protector doesn’t get to utter any corny and guide (and makes a spectacuone-liners as he rips off a bad lar, breathless entrance in a guy’s arms. And maybe this is hover car). good, this attempt at reinvention. His life, as he’s known it, is It certainly makes director Len not real and that includes his Wiseman’s film move more enermarriage. One vast improvement getically and efficiently, at least here is that the women are until the repetitive and overlong stronger and fiercer than they ending: a barrage of anonymous were in the original; Rachel automatic gunfire and heavyTicotin’s Melina was the proverduty explosions. bial hooker with a heart of gold Both films are super violent Paul Verhoeven’s came with an AP PHOTO/COLUMBIA PICTURES - SONY, MICHAEL GIBSON and Sharon Stone’s Lori was a R-rating more than two decades This film image released by Columbia Pictures shows Jessica Biel, right, and Colin Farrell in a scene sweetly passive housewife. Here, when Biel and Beckinsale square ago because, well, he’s Paul from the action thriller “Total Recall.” off against each other, it’s with all Verhoeven but less seems to be at imposing, dreary grandeur remi- the skill and intensity of the men. that no one travels to Mars.) In Like the original “Total stake in this latest version. one of the film’s coolest concepts, niscent of “Blade Runner,” also Similarly, they don’t break a sinFarrell is certainly a better actor Recall,” Wiseman’s film is based based on Dick’s writing. blue-collar workers travel each on the Philip K. Dick sci-fi short gle bone as they scramble across than Schwarzenegger and he’s This is where Farrell’s day on The Fall, a massive elevastory “We Can Remember It for rooftops and leap from one ridicucapable of far more emotional Douglas Quaid lives with his tor that zooms through the You Wholesale,” a futuristic lously perilous height after complexity, but Schwarzenegger exploration of memory and iden- Earth’s core from one place to the beautiful wife, Lori (Kate another. was better at conveying a sense Beckinsale, Wiseman’s real-life of panic and fear, of discombobu- tity. It’s the end of the 21st centu- other in a matter of minutes. wife whom he directed in the first The densely packed vertical ry, and chemical warfare has “Total Recall,” a Columbia lation. You actually felt for him two “Underworld” movies). They urban sprawl of The Colony, a Pictures release, is rated PG-13 as he struggled to piece together made most of Earth uninhabitmulticultural ghetto that’s kinda share a dark, cramped apartment for intense sequences of sci-fi vioable except for two regions: the his past and tried to determine Japanese and kinda Russian and and he works a menial factory job lence and action, some sexual briskly antiseptic United whom he could trust. Farrell is he hates. But dreams of danger constantly rainy, is the imprescontent, brief nudity and lanconfident and competent regard- Federation of Britain and the haunt him, and eventually sively detailed, vividly rendered guage. Running time: 116 minless of the situation; there never grimy, crowded Colony, formerly inspire him to visit Rekall, a lab known as Australia. (This version work of production designer utes. Two and a half stars out of seems to be any real threat of that offers sort of mini-vacations four. remains truer to Dick’s vision in Patrick Tatopoulos. It has an him coming out alive. BY CHRISTY LEMIRE Associated Press


Monroe delivered memorable performances


In this 1959 file photo provided by United Artists, Tony Curtis, left, and Marilyn Monroe are shown in the hilarious, milestone comedy, “Some Like It Hot,” produced, directed, and co-scripted by Billy Wilder. inspired Madonna’s “Material Girl” video, down to the blonde waves, candycolored pink dress, admiring back-up dancers and tightly structured choreography. Monroe actually gets second billing behind Jane Russell in Howard Hawks’ musical comedy, based on the Broadway show about a couple of showgirls and best friends who travel to Paris, run into misadventures and revel in all the attention thrown their way. • “The Seven Year Itch” (1955): Here’s Monroe again at the center of one of film’s most famous images: standing over a New York City subway grate, letting the wind from a passing train send her ivory, pleated halter dress billowing all around her. (The dress itself sold at auction last year for a whopping $5.6 million, including commission.) But the whole performance is a great example of her screen presence in a nutshell: naive, sweet, beguiling and irresistible.

She’s such an idealized incarnation of classic female allure, she’s known only as The Girl. Working for the first time with Wilder (who famously had difficulty with her), based on the George Axelrod play, Monroe plays the sexy upstairs neighbor who bewitches Tom Ewell’s character while his family is away for the summer. • “Bus Stop” (1956): A rare opportunity for Monroe to show some dramatic ability. But really, everything she can do is on display here: Joshua Logan’s film, based on the William Inge play, offers the full range of Monroe’s abilities. She stars as Cherie that’s pronounced “Sher-EE,” not “Cherry ” a lousy saloon singer toiling away in Phoenix until she can find a way to get to Hollywood. Yes, her Arkansas accent grates and if we’re being honest, the way overzealous cowboy Don Murray carries her off and forces her into an engagement would


This undated film image released by Paramount shows merit a restraining order Jimmy Stewart, left, and Kim Novak in a scene from now. But Monroe also gets Alfred Hitchcock's 1958, "Vertigo." some quieter moments that reveal her vulnerability. • “The Misfits” (1961): A poignant pop culture time capsule: This is not just Monroe’s final decades, as NEW YORK (AP) — recent film but Clark Gable’s, too. Alfred Hitchcock has Hitchcock’s thriller has Co-star Montgomery Clift finally usurped Orson steadily grown in stature would be dead a few years Welles. since its initial mixed later. Monroe’s then-husHitchcock’s “Vertigo” reception. band, playwright Arthur took the top spot in the 10 The list also includes a Miller, wrote the script for greatest-movies-ever list new addition: Dziga her to give her a meatier compiled by Sight & Vertov’s “Man With a role. But by all accounts, Sound, ending the 50-year Movie Camera,” coming in alcohol and pills made her run for Welles’ “Citizen at eighth place. It’s the an absolute mess and she Kane.” The magazine, pub- first documentary to make was frequently late to lished by the British Film the list since it was foundJohn Huston’s set. Given Institute, surveys interna- ed in 1952. that her newly divorced tional film critics every Yasujiro Ozu’s “Tokyo character is drunk most of decade. Story” ranked third, folthe time, along with the “Citizen Kane” slid to lowed by Jean Renoir’s lost souls with whom she second, making way for “The Rules of the Game”; seeks solace in the Nevada Hitchcock’s 1958 psycho- F.W. Murnau’s “Sunrise”; desert, it’s hard to tell logical drama starring Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A where the performance James Stewart and Kim Space Odyssey”; and John ends and real life begins. Novak. “Vertigo” edged Ford’s “The Searchers.” In an eerily ironic quote “Citizen Kane” by 34 votes Carl Dreyer’s “The from Eli Wallach as he’s in the poll, which gathered Passion of Joan of Arc” toasting Monroe’s charac- lists from 846 critics, pro- ranks ninth followed by ter for her vitality, he says: grammers, academics and Federico Fellini’s “8 1/2.” “Here’s to your life, distributors. All of the top 10 were Roslyn. I hope it goes on “Vertigo” has gradually made more than 40 years forever.” inched up the poll in ago.

Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ unseats ‘Citizen Kane’

‘Killer Joe’ boasts starry cast and an NC-17 rating LOS ANGELES (AP) Matthew McConaughey is the latest A-lister to go NC17. He plays the title role in “Killer Joe,” which carries the Motion Picture Association of America’s maximum restriction because of “graphic disturbing content.”

Directed by Oscar winner William Friedkin, “Killer Joe” is only the second NC-17 theatrical film to be released in the U.S. this year, because no one under 18 can be admitted no matter who accompanies them and limited audiences mean limited revenues.

Still, more and more of Hollywood’s top talent like McConaughey, Friedkin, and co-stars Emile Hirsch, Gina Gershon and Thomas Haden Church are embracing edgy projects that require the stiff rating. Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche starred in

the NC-17-rated French film “Elles,” released earlier this year. “X-Men: First Class” and “Inglourious Basterds” star Michael Fassbender won raves for his turn as a sex addict in last year’s only theatrically released NC-17-rated film, “Shame.”

“The NC-17 rating is about to go mainstream,” said box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian of “Let’s wear it as a badge and keep it shined!” McConaughey said of the NC-17 rating for “Killer Joe.”


LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is the well-honed Marilyn Monroe screen persona the breathy, girlish voice, the glamorous curves and the flirty sex appeal and then there are the films that allowed her to stretch, or at least allowed her to try. A devout Method actress, Monroe took her craft seriously, dug deep in search of motivation and worked harder than her effortless screen presence would suggest. For a while, that is, until her demons took over. On the 50th anniversary of her death, here’s a look at five of her most memorable film performances, the ones that stand out over her prolific but sadly short career: • “Some Like It Hot” (1959): This was the first title that came to mind when I began pondering this list. Maybe because it’s the best film she was ever in the Billy Wilder classic is listed as the greatest comedy ever by the American Film Institute but also, the role of Sugar Kane Kowalczyk is just so quintessentially “her.” Monroe is totally magnetic, with innocence and sexuality in equal measure. As the lead singer of an all-girl orchestra, she gets to sing, dance, play the ukulele and show off her comic timing. Monroe finds a tricky balance between her otherworldly looks and a downto earth charm, and plays beautifully off Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. • “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (1953): Describing her performance as gold-digging Lorelei Lee as iconic would not be hyperbole. Her rendition of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” remains so enduring, it

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DATES TO REMEMBER • Sanctuary, for women who have been affected by sexual abuse, location not made public. Must currently • DivorceCare seminar and supbe in therapy. For more information, port group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. call Amy Johns at 667-1069, Ext. 430 at Piqua Assembly of God Church, • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 8440 King Arthur Drive, Piqua. Child 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber care provided through the sixthHeights, offers free pregnancy testgrade. ing, noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For • COSA, an anonymous 12-step more information, call 236-2273. recovery program for friends and • Pilates for Beginners, 8:30-9:30 family members whose lives have a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. been affected by another person’s Main St., Tipp City. For more informacompulsive sexual behavior, will meet tion, call Tipp-Monroe Community in the evening in Tipp City. For more Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at information, call 463-2001. 669-2441. • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 meet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminster p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The dis- 25-A, one mile south of the main cussion meeting is open. campus. • AA, Troy Trinity Group meets at • Al-Anon, “The Language of 7 p.m. for open discussion in the 12 Letting Go, Women’s Al-Anon,” will be Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal at 6:45 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. Church, Franklin and Walnut streets, • AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., Troy. Women dealing with an addicWestminster Presbyterian Church, tion issue of any kind in a friend or corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, family member are invited. Piqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. • AA, Living Sober meeting, open TUESDAY to all who have an interest in a sober lifestyle, 7:30 p.m., Westminster • Deep water aerobics will be Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln and Caldwell streets, Piqua. • Narcotics Anonymous, Winner’s Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit Group, will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., for more information and programs. Troy. Open discussion . • Hospice of Miami County • Narcotics Anonymous, Poison “Growing Through Grief” meetings Free, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 202 W. Fourth St., third floor, are at 11 a.m. on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, and 7 Greenville. p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays • Narcotics Anonymous, Never and are designed to provide a safe Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., First and supportive environment for the Christian Church, 212 N. Main St., expression of thoughts and feelings Sidney associated with the grief process. All • Teen Talk, where teens share sessions are available to the commutheir everyday issues through communication, will meet at 6 p.m. at the nity and at the Hospice Generations of Life Center, 550 Summit Ave., secTroy View Church of God, 1879 ond floor, Troy, with light refreshStaunton Road, Troy. • Singles Night at The Avenue will ments provided. No reservations are required. For more information, call be from 6-10 p.m. at the Main Susan Cottrell at Hospice of Miami Campus Avenue, Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, County, 335-5191. • A daytime grief support group Troy. Each week, cards, noncompetimeets on the first, third and fifth tive volleyball, free line dances and Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the free ballroom dance lessons. Child Generations of Life Center,, second care for children birth through fifth grade is offered from 5:45-7:45 p.m. floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The each night in the Main Campus build- support group is open to any grieving adults in the greater Miami County ing. For more information, call 667area and there is no participation fee. 1069, Ext. 21. Sessions are facilitated by trained bereavement staff. Call 573-2100 for MONDAY details or visit the website at • Christian 12 step meetings, • A children’s support group for “Walking in Freedom,” are offered at any grieving children ages 6-11 years 7 p.m. at Open Arms Church, 4075 in the greater Miami County area will Tipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. meet from 6-7:30 p.m. on the first • An arthritis aquatic class will be and third Tuesday evenings at the offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Generations of Life Center, second Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. There is 335-2715 or visit for no participation fee. Sessions are more information and programs. facilitated by trained bereavement • AA, Big Book discussion meetstaff and volunteers. Crafts, sharing ing will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity time and other grief support activities Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset are preceded by a light meal. Road, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. The • Quilting and crafts is offered discussion is open to the public. from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at • AA, Green & Growing will meet the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First at 8 p.m. The closed discussion St., Tipp City. Call 667-8865 for more meeting (attendees must have a information. desire to stop drinking) will be at Troy • A Fibromyalgia Support group View Church of God, 1879 Old will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. the first Staunton Road, Troy. Tuesday at the Troy First United • AA, There Is A Solution Group Methodist Church, 110 W. Franklin will meet at 8 p.m. in Ginghamsburg St., Troy, in Room 313. Enter from United Methodist Church, County south parking lot. The support group Road 25-A, Ginghamsburg. The dis- is free. For more information, contact cussion group is closed (participants Aimee Shannon at 552-7634. must have a desire to stop drinking). • The Concord Township Trustees • AA, West Milton open discuswill meet at 10 a.m. on the first and sion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd third Tuesday at the township buildLutheran Church, rear entrance, ing, 2678 W. State Route 718. 1209 S. Miami St. Non-smoking, • The Miami Shelby Chapter of handicap accessible. the Barbershop Harmony Society will • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene Street meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room United Methodist Church, 415 W. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Greene St., Piqua. All men interested Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion in singing are welcome and visitors meeting is open. A beginner’s meet- always are welcome. For more inforing begins at 7:30 p.m. mation, call 778-1586 or visit the • Alternatives: Anger/Rage group’s Web site at www.melodyControl Group for adult males, 7-9 p.m., Miami County Shelter, 16 E. • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at Richards Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., Troy. are physical, verbal and emotional Video/small group class designed to violence toward family members and help separated or divorced people. other persons, how to express feelFor more information, call 335-8814. ings, how to communicate instead of • An adoption support group for confronting and how to act nonvioadoptees and birthmothers will meet lently with stress and anger issues. on the first Tuesday of each month. • Mind Over Weight Total Fitness, Call Pam at 335-6641 for time and 6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin St., Troy. location. Other days and times available. For • The Mental Health Association more information, call 339-2699. of Miami County will meet at 4 p.m. • TOPS (Take Off Pounds on the first Tuesday in the conference Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran room of the Tri-County Board of Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. Recovery & Mental Health, Stouder New members welcome. For more Center, 1100 Wayne St., Troy. Use information, call 335-9721. the west entrance to the fourth floor. • Troy Noon Optimist Club will • AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 p.m., meet at noon at the Tin Roof restau- Dettmer’s Daniel Dining Room. rant. Guests welcome. For more • AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 information, call 478-1401. p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, • Weight Watchers, Westminster 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 • AA, The Best Is Yet To Come and meeting at 5:30 p.m. Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 • Parenting Education Groups will Step Room at Trinity Episcopal meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. discussion is open. Franklin St., Troy. Learn new and • AA, Tipp City Group, Zion age-appropriate ways to parent chil- Lutheran Church, Main and Third dren. Call 339-6761 for more inforstreets at 8 p.m. This is a closed dismation. There is no charge for this cussion (participants must have a program. desire to stop drinking). • Narcotics Anonymous, Hug A • Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Sidney Miracle, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Group, Presbyterian Church, corner Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. North and Miami streets, Sidney. Main St., Troy, use back door. • AA, 7 p.m. at Troy Church of the • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Open discussion. Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • 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. • The Milton-Union Senior Citizens will meet the second and fourth Wednesday 1 p.m. at 435 Hamilton St., West Milton. Those interested in becoming members are invited to attend. Bingo and cards follow the meetings. • Grandma’s Kitchen, a homecooked meal prepared by volunteers, is offered every Wednesday from 56:30 p.m. in the activity center of Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton, one block west of State Route 48. The meal, which includes a main course, salad, dessert and drink, 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. • The Town and Country Grandmothers No. 329 meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday at the AMVETS Post on LeFevre Road, Troy. • The Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at the Troy Country Club, 1830 Peters Road, Troy. Non-members of Kiwanis are invited to come meet friends and have lunch. For more information, contact Bobby Phillips, vice president, at 335-6989. • The Troy American Legion Post No. 43 euchre parties will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 339-1564. • The Toastmasters will meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at American Honda to develop to help participants practice their speaking skills in a comfortable environment. Contact Eric Lutz at 332-3285 for more information. • AA, Pioneer Group open discussion will meet at 9:30 a.m. Enter down the basement steps on the north side of The United Church Of Christ on North Pearl Street in Covington. The group also meets at 8:30 p.m. Monday night and is wheelchair accessible. • AA, Serenity Island Group will meet at 8 p.m. in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion is open. • AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 p.m. for closed discussion, Step and Tradition meeting, in the 12 Step Room, Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Use the alley entrance, upstairs. • Al-Anon, Trinity Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Men’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family

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

THURSDAY • Deep water aerobics will be offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • The Generations of Life Center of Hospice of Miami County will offer a friendship luncheon at local restaurants on the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. Locations vary, so interested parties can call the office at 573-2100 for details. This is a social event for grieving adults who do not wish to dine out alone. Attendees order from the menu. • An open parent-support group will be at 7 p.m. at Corinn’s Way Inc., 306 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Parents are invited to attend the Corinn’s Way Inc. parent support group from 7-8:30 p.m. each Thursday. The meetings are open discussion. • Friendship Luncheons are offered the second Thursday at different locations in the county. The luncheons are casual dining experience that allows adults to come together for food and fellowship. Call the Generations of Live Center at 335-5191. • Tipp City Seniors gather to play cards prior to lunch every Thursday at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. At noon will be a carry-in lunch and participants should bring a covered dish and table service. On the third Thursday, Senior Independence offers blood pressure and blood sugar testing before lunch. For more information, call 667-8865. • Best is Yet to Come open AA meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, Tri-City Group meeting will take place 8:30-9:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the former Dettmer Hospital. The lead meeting is open. For more information, call 335-9079. • AA, Spirituality Group will meet

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

FRIDAY • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • The Tri-County Suicide Prevention Coalition will meet at 9 a.m. the second Friday in the conference room of the Tri-County Board of Recovery & Mental Health, Stouder Center, 1100 Wayne St., Troy. Use the west entrance to the fourth floor. • AA, Troy Friday Morning Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m. in the Salvation Army, 129 South Wayne St., Piqua. Use parking lot entrance, held in gym. • Narcotics Anonymous, Clean and Free, 8 p.m., Dettmer Hospital, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Open discussion. Fellowship from 7-8 p.m. • A Pilates Intermediate group matwork class will be held from 9-10 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 6678631 or Celeste at 667-2441. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • A singles dance is offered every Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Christopher Club, Dixie Highway, Kettering, sponsored by Group Interaction. The dance is $6. For more information, call 640-3015 or visit • Christian Worship Center, 3537 S. Elm Tree Road, Christiansburg, hosts a Friday Night Bluegrass Jam beginning at 7 p.m. each Friday. Homemade meals are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Participants may bring instruments and join in. A small donation is requested at the door. For more information or directions, call 857-9090 or 631-2624.

SATURDAY • The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind Friendly’s restaurant through October. • The West Milton Church of the Brethren, 918 S. Miami St., West Milton, will offer a free clothes closet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday. Clothes are given to those in need free of charge at this time. For more information, call (937) 6984395. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • Recovery Too Al-Anon meetings are offered at 8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Church, main campus, Room 117, S. County Road 25A, Tipp City. • AA, Men’s Meeting will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the new First Lutheran Church, corner of Washington Road and State Route 41. The meeting is closed (members must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, Troy Winners Group will meet at 8:30 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy for discussion. The meeting is open. • AA, Troy Beginners Group meets at 7 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. This is an open discussion meeting. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, meeting at 9 a.m., weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. • Pilates for Beginners (Introduction), 9:15-10:15 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Narcotics Anonymous, Saturday Night Live, 8 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St., Sidney. • Relapse Prevention Group, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at The Avenue, Room 504, at Ginghamsburg Main Campus, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • The Next Step, a worship celebration for people on the road to recovery, 7 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Main Campus Sanctuary, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • Yoga classes will be offered from 10-11 a.m. at the First United Church of Christ, Troy. The public is invited.



Sunday, August 5, 2012



Two-time Pulitzer winners tackle the economy BY LAURA IMPELLIZZERI AP Book Reviewer “The Betrayal of the American Dream” (PublicAffairs), by Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele: The highly decorated investigative team of Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele return in their eighth book to their core topic, U.S. economic policy. But “The Betrayal of the American Dream” is no rerun. The avuncular pair, renowned for chillingly accurate, if uncomfortable, observations, have meticulously sharpened their analysis. Now, four decades of mistaken tax and trade policy, declining public and private investment and willing disregard of existing laws have crippled many American industries and sent thousands upon thousands of U.S. jobs overseas without cause, they say. Given the power of their past groundbreaking work on health care, the economy and other political hot potatoes that shape how all Americans live, “Betrayal” merits a careful read from anyone concerned about the nation’s economic future. Barlett and Steele argue that Washington policymakers, Republican and Democratic alike, have collaborated with leaders on Wall Street to create an economy that caters only to the biggest multinational corporations and very wealthiest households, leaving most Americans and most U.S businesses to scrap for limited leftovers. Much of their information, including many of their most damning quotes and assessments, comes directly from government reports. In some cases, short-term gain sought by bankers and investors is the clearest problem. In others, simple shortsightedness is to blame. And in most, betterreasoned and fairer tax and trade policies and public investment would have prevented lots of pain, according to Barlett and Steele. They dissect one industry after another with the precision and narrative flair that have won them many awards, including two Pulitzers. The most comprehensive example of how politicians and big business leaders have shaped recent decades is in the multibillion-dollar rebuilding of the Bay Bridge that connects San Francisco and Oakland, Calif. It was the largest U.S. public works project when it opened in 1936. The story opens with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, praising workers casting steel for the bridge and thanking them on behalf of California. The only problem: the workers were in Shanghai. The authors convincingly show why buying most of the new bridge’s components from China wasn’t necessary and ultimately saved California nothing, though it may have cost hundreds of Americans their jobs. It didn’t even get the project done fast; the new span is slated to reopen in 2013, 24 years after the one it replaces was damaged in an earthquake. Readers will grasp exactly how poignant it is the next time a 60- or 65-year-old trainee — someone who worked a lifetime at a job that’s gone overseas or been deemed obsolete — asks for patience as he or she tallies their groceries. The writers conclude with a cogent plan for substantial, specific changes to rehabilitate the American dream and rescue the middle class.


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Focus on Marilyn Monroe, 50 years after her death BY MAE ANDERSON Associated Press Marilyn Monroe died 50 years ago on Aug. 5, 1962, at age 36. Timed to the anniversary of her death ruled a probable suicide from acute barbiturate poisoning are a host of books that celebrate and analyze the screen icon. There have been numerous books written about Monroe in the years since her death, and the new batch doesn’t offer that much revelatory new information about the film star. But some offer interesting new takes on Monroe and illustrate how much her iconic image still captivates and confounds. Here’s a look at some of the latest books: • “Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox” (Bloomsbury USA), by Lois Banner: Author Lois Banner, an academic and gender histo-


This book cover image released by Running Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, shows “Marilyn in Fashion: The enduring Influence of Marilyn Monroe,” by Christopher Nickens and George Zeno. rian, makes the case in this comprehensive biography that Monroe was a protofeminist, overcoming a difficult childhood to create a movie star persona, taking complete control of her

media image and starting her own production company to fight against an unfair and sexist Hollywood system. It’s an interesting, methodically researched take on the star, and it delves into areas such as Marilyn’s stammer and her possible bisexuality at greater length than other biographies. • “Marilyn Monroe: The Final Years” (St. Martin’s Press), by Keith Badman: Author Keith Badman takes a meticulously detailed look at the year and a half leading up to Marilyn’s death. He adopts a breezy authoritative tone, but the narrative sometimes gets bogged down with unnecessary details, such as exact amounts on receipts, and Badman’s asides about what other biographers have gotten wrong. • “Marilyn in Fashion: The Enduring Influence of Marilyn Monroe

(Running Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group), by Christopher Nickens and George Zeno: Putting the spotlight on the designers that decorated Marilyn’s famous figure, “Marilyn in Fashion” is an intriguing look at the way Monroe controlled her self-image via fashion. Full of full-color photos and divided in sections by designers such as Oleg Cassini and Emilio Pucci, the book tells the rarely told stories behind iconic looks such as the white dress she wore over the subway grate in “The Seven Year Itch” and the sequined gown she wore to sing “Happy Birthday” to President John Kennedy. • “Marilyn: Intimate Exposures” (Sterling Publishing), by Susan Bernard: Packed with pictures, outtakes and memorabilia from author Susan Bernard’s father, photographer Bruno Bernard,

7. “The Wimpy Kid Do-ItYourself Book” by Jeff Kinney (Abrams) 8. “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House) 9. “The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary” by Jeff Kinney (Abrams) 10. “The Amateur” by Edward Klein (Regnery Publishing)

5. “Where We Belong” by Emily Giffin (St. Martin’s Press) 6. “Friends Forever” by Danielle Steel (Random House) 7. “Black List” by Brad Thor (Atria) 8. “Deep Down” by Lee Child (Random House) 9. “Bared to You” by Sylvia Day (Penguin Group) 10. “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

“Marilyn: Intimate Exposures” chronicles Bernard’s photos of Monroe in the 1940s and 1950s as she transforms from bubbly pin-up girl Norma Jeane to the glamorous movie star Marilyn, along with his memories of the actress. • “Marilyn & Me: A Photographer’s Memories” (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday), by Lawrence Schiller: Another memoir by a photographer, this slim volume recounts several photo shoots by Lawrence Schiller, including Marilyn’s last, when Monroe filmed a nude scene in a pool for “Something’s Got to Give.” Monroe conceived the stunt to draw attention away from Elizabeth Taylor, who was filming “Cleopatra,” but Schiller used it as his big break, garnering exclusive rights to the photos and selling them to Life magazine to land the cover.

BESTSELLERS FICTION 1. “Friends Forever” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press) 2. “Where We Belong” by Emily Griffin (St. Martin’s Press) 3. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishing Group) 4. “Black List” by Brad Thor (Atria Books) 5. “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) 6. “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) 7. “The Fallen Angel” by Daniel Silva (Harper) 8. “I, Michael Bennett” by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown)

9. “Broken Harbor” by Tana French (Viking) 10. “Shadow of Night” by Deborah Harkness (Viking) NONFICTION 1. “The Corruption Chronicles” by Tom Fitton (Threshold Editions) 2. “Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence” by Sarah Young (Integrity Publishers) 3. “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed (Knopf) 4. “StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath (Gallup Press) 5. “The Mobile Wave” by Michael Saylor (Vanguard Press) 6. “Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard (Holt)

FICTION E-BOOKS 1. “Fifty Shades Darker” by E.L. James (Vintage) 2. “Fifty Shades Freed” by E.L. James (Vintage) 3. “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James (Vintage) 4. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishing Group)

3. “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House) 4. “Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co.) 5. “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster) 6. “What Belly” by William Davis (Rodale) 7. “How to Be a Woman” by Caitlin Moran (HarperCollins) 8. “You Can Run but You Can’t Hide” by Duane Chapman (Hyperion NONFICTION E-BOOKS eBooks) 1. “Wild” by Cheryl 9. “Let’s Pretend This Strayed (Knopf Doubleday Never Happened” by Jenny Publishing Group) 2. “To Heaven and Back” Lawson (Penguin Group) 10. “Bailout” by Neil by Mary C. Neal (Doubleday Religious Publishing Group) Barofsky (Free Press)



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Is the problem gluten? Or faddish eating? ATLANTA (AP) — It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do. Gluten-free products are flying off grocery shelves, and restaurants are boasting of meals with no gluten. Celebrities on TV talk shows chat about the digestive discomfort they blame on the wheat protein they now shun. Some churches even offer glutenfree Communion wafers. “I don’t know whether there’s more people getting this or that more people are noticing” they have a problem, said the Rev. Richard Allen, pastor at Mamaroneck United Methodist Church, north of New York City. Or is it just another food fad? Faddishness is a big part of it. Americans will spend an estimated $7 billion this year on foods labeled gluten-free, according to the market research firm Mintel. But the best estimates are that more than half the consumers buying these products perhaps way more than half don’t have any clear-cut reaction to gluten. They buy gluten-free because they think it will help them lose weight, or because they seem to feel better, or because they mistakenly believe they are sensitive to gluten. “We have a lot of self-diagnosing going on out there,” said Melissa Abbott, who tracks the gluten-free market for the Hartman Group, a Seattle-area market research organization. Fads aside, research suggests more people are truly getting sick from the gluten found in wheat, rye and barley, but the reasons aren’t clear. In the most serious cases, gluten triggers celiac disease. The condition causes abdominal pain, bloating and intermittent diar-


In this July 14 photo, Bertha Domimguez prepares gluten-free dough at Pure Knead bakery sandwich bread in Decatur, Ga. Scientists suggest that there may be more celiac disease today because people eat more processed wheat products than in decades past, which use types of wheat that have a higher gluten content. Or it could be due to changes made to wheat, said the Mayo Clinic's Dr. Joseph Murray. In the 1950s, scientists began cross-breeding wheat to make hardier, shorter and better-growing plants. rhea. Those with the ailment don’t absorb nutrients well and can suffer weight loss, fatigue, rashes and other problems. It was once considered extremely rare in the U.S. But about 20 years ago, a few scientists began exploring why celiac disease was less common here than in Europe and other countries. They concluded that it wasn’t less common here; it was just under-diagnosed. More recently, a research team led by the Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Joseph Murray looked at blood samples taken from Americans in the 1950s and compared them with samples taken from people today, and determined it wasn’t just better diagnosis driving up

the numbers. Celiac disease actually was increasing. Indeed, the research confirms estimates that about 1 percent of U.S. adults have it today, making it four times more common now than it was 50 years ago, Murray and his colleagues reported Tuesday in the Journal of American Gastroenterology. That translates to nearly 2 million Americans with celiac disease. Celiac disease is different from an allergy to wheat, which affects a much smaller number of people, mostly children who outgrow it. Scientists suggest that there may be more celiac disease today because people eat more processed wheat products like

pastas and baked goods than in decades past, and those items use types of wheat that have a higher gluten content. Gluten helps dough rise and gives baked goods structure and texture. Or it could be due to changes made to wheat, Murray said. In the 1950s, scientists began cross-breeding wheat to make hardier, shorter and better-growing plants. It was the basis of the Green Revolution that boosted wheat harvests worldwide. Norman Borlaug, the U.S. plant scientist behind many of the innovations, won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work. But the gluten in wheat may have somehow become even more troublesome for many people,

Murray said. That also may have contributed to what is now called “gluten sensitivity.” Doctors recently developed a definition for gluten sensitivity, but it’s an ambiguous one. It’s a label for people who suffer bloating and other celiac symptoms and seem to be helped by avoiding gluten, but don’t actually have celiac disease. Celiac disease is diagnosed with blood testing, genetic testing, or biopsies of the small intestine. The case for gluten sensitivity was bolstered last year by a very small but often-cited Australian study. Volunteers who had symptoms were put on a gluten-free diet or a regular diet for six weeks, and they weren’t told which one. Those who didn’t eat gluten had fewer problems with bloating, tiredness and irregular bowel movements. Clearly, “there are patients who are gluten-sensitive,” said Dr. Sheila Crowe, a San Diego-based physician on the board of the American Gastroenterological Association. What is hotly debated is how many people have the problem, she added. It’s impossible to know “because the definition is nebulous,” she said. One of the most widely cited estimates comes from Dr. Alessio Fasano, a University of Maryland researcher who led studies that changed the understanding of how common celiac disease is in the U.S. Fasano believes 6 percent of U.S. adults have gluten sensitivity. But that’s based on a review of patients at his clinic hardly a representative sample of the general public. Other estimates vary widely, he said. “There’s a tremendous amount of confusion out there,” Fasano said.

PUBLIC RECORDS: MARRIAGE LICENSES Michael Richard DeNise, 23, of 6767 Alexander Drive, Piqua, to Megan Marie Grise, 21, of 1528 E. U.S. Route 36, Piqua. William Edward Williamson, 23, of 4795 Millridge Road, Huber Heights, to Myranda Jo

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28, of 2275 Foxdale Drive, Troy, to Karlea Amanda Ashmore, 26, of 2275 Foxdale Drive, Troy. Kevin Daniel Davey, 27, of 321 Grant St., Troy, to Katherine Danielle Langston, 26, of 1567 Sussex Road, Troy. Morgan Alexis Kennedy, 19, of 4 Pearson Court, Troy, to Shelby Mariah Duffield, 19, of same address. Brandon Douglas Swan, 26, of 603 S. Main St.,

Piqua, to Tara Renee Carnes, 22, of same address. Cameron Michael Wesley, 22, of 502 S. Crawford, Troy, to SarahJessica Lynn Moore, 20, of 7 Mapleview Court, West Milton. Richard Lee Ryan Palsgrove III, 24, of 1007 Cooperfield Lane, Tipp City, to Natalie Michelle Priaulx, 23, of 3210 Southfield Drive, Beavercreek.

Keith Eric Owen, 36, of 63A Heather Road, Troy, to Maria Louise Caulfield, 30, of same address. Aberlain Cifuentes Gonzalez, 21, of 1410 Henley Road, Troy, to Jessica Marie Cline, 24, of same address. Andrew Kiston Baumann, 26, of 1220 Sequoia Court Apt. D, Tipp City, to Sara Beth Goodman, 24, of 1220 Sequoia Court Apt. D, Tipp City.

“Congratulations and Happy Three Years Ann and Loren” – Love, Mom/Dad (Dennis/Ellen) Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Donnelly of Conover, Ohio, announce the marriage of their daughter, Ann Elizabeth Donnelly to Loren Joseph Hamilton, son of Jeff and Rena Hamilton of Canton, Ohio on August 8, 2009. Ann is the alumni director at Ohio Northern University and Loren is the owner of Hamilton Construction & Property Maintenance. Ann is a graduate of Ohio Northern University with a bachelor of arts degree in English Education. She has her master’s in education from the University of Dayton. Loren served in the Coast Guard for four years in Buffalo, New York and he has a bachelor of science degree in Construction Management from Ohio Northern University. The maid of honor was Tracy Fox, college friend from Johnstown, Ohio. Bridesmaids included Julia Mulheman, college friend from Westlake, Ohio, Beth (Motter) Russo, high school friend, now from Peyton, Colorado, Katie (Headapohl) Mader, cousin from Troy, Ohio, Stacey (McMaken) Voskuhl, cousin from Piqua, Ohio and Angela Granchi, friend from Blacklick, Ohio. The best man was the groom’s brother, Justin Hamilton, from Louisville, Ohio. Groomsmen included friend from the Coast Guard, Joseph Schwanekamp, from Springville, NY, high school friends, Paul Granchi and Thomas Shankle, both from Blacklick, Ohio, cousin of the groom, Don Hamilton, from Leesburg, Virginia, brother of the bride, Mark Donnelly from Dublin, Ohio, and brother of the bride, John Donnelly, from Troy, Ohio. The ring bearer was Dylan Fox and the flower girl was Madelynn Schwanekamp. Readers included Pam Donnelly, sister-in-law of the bride and Stacey Forman, girlfriend of the bride’s younger brother. The bride wore an ivory couture gown with a touch of silver and a lace up back by designer, Kitty Chen. The strapless, floor-length, drop waistline, Contessa gown was spun of silky satin with a scoop neckline and hand-stitched embroidering and beading throughout the hip long, lace bodice. Satin gathered with a fabric bouquet of roses off centered below the waist with lace revealed the many layers of lace over satin and satin over lace. The bride carried a bouquet of red roses and the bridesmaids each carried a bouquet of their favorite flowers in white. The 4:30 p.m. ceremony was held at the Presbyterian Church in Troy, Ohio, where the bride’s parents were married. Pastor Richard Culp presided over the ceremony. A reception followed at the Crystal Room in Troy. The couple honeymooned to Newport, Rhode Island and Bar Harbor, Maine. They reside in Ada, Ohio. 2304791





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Spaces for children now more stylish BY MARY CAROL GARRITY Scripps Howard News Service

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Thirty-year rate rises from record low WASHINGTON (AP) — The average U.S. rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage rose this week after falling to new record lows in each of the past four weeks. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year loan jumped to 3.55 percent. That’s up from 3.49 percent last week, which was the lowest since long-term mortgages began in the 1950s. The average rate on the 15-year fixed mortgage, a popular refinancing option, increased to 2.83 percent. That’s above last week’s record low of 2.80 percent. Cheaper mortgage rates have helped drive a modest but uneven housing recovery this year. Sales of new and previously occupied homes fell in June from May but were higher than the same month last year. Home prices have started to rise in a majority of cities. Builders are also more confident after seeing more demand for homes. In June, they increased their spending for a third straight month. 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. Many homeowners use the savings on renovations, furniture, appliances and other improvements, which help drive growth. Still, the pace of home sales remains well below healthy levels. Many people are still having difficulty qualifying for home loans or can’t afford larger down payments required by banks.

Baby nurseries and children’s rooms are coming of age, and a growing number of tots are starting life in spaces that are so stylish, I would trade bedrooms with them in a New York minute. We just finished helping my cousin Kathy’s daughter, Kate, with her baby nursery, and Kate says she tells people that her newborn, Evelyn, has a better bedroom than she does. That’s because the nursery is filled with fabrics and finishes that are chic and stylish, timeless enough to grow with her so she can keep the same room for years. Kate’s journey to find a room that was just right for her baby started when she looked at decorating magazines — and seeing what grabbed her and what didn’t. When I work with customers who aren’t sure what they want in a room, that’s exactly what I recommend: Go through home-decor magazines and books and put a sticky note on the rooms that wow you. Then review the rooms you’ve marked. What do they have in common? Maybe it’s a color scheme or a furniture style. Use that as your guide when designing your room. That’s how Kate happened upon a fabric that would serve as the inspiration for her nursery. Her fabric wove together lilac, blue, light gray and apple green, a great mix that served as the palette for the entire room. She painted the walls of the nursery light gray, then had curtain panels made out of her inspiration fabric, banding them with an apple-green flange. The baby’s bedding pulled out the lilac, and an area rug, the apple green. The crib or bed is often the star of the show in a nursery or child’s room. Now the sky is the limit when it comes to selecting fabrics for youth bedding

ensembles. We’re designing bed skirts, bumpers, quilts and pillows out of a wonderful assortment of fabrics that spans the spectrum from soft florals to menswear plaids, trendy geometric prints to texture-upon-texture solids. My favorite approach for any bedding is to mix together an assortment of fabrics bringing in different colors, patterns and textures. The same principle holds true for bedding in a child’s room.

Right now a lot of new moms are bypassing made-for-the-nursery furniture and, instead, using timeless pieces they will be able to keep in their child’s room for years. To add a personal touch to her nursery, Kate took an old dresser that was her changing table when she was a baby and gave it new life with a coat of lilac

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Four factors to consider when buying in this market Don’t purchase if you think you’ll need to sell within 10 years

BY ROSEMARY SADEZ FRIEDMANN Scripps Howard News Service If it’s time for a bedroom redo, let’s consider the options. Since the bedroom is where you go to relax and rejuvenate, it should reflect that. With the economy in the horrible state it is, we are always looking for the best way to accomplish our goals with the least amount of cost. If you’ve been reading my columns for a while, you will

probably figure the first thing I am going to recommend — paint. Yes, repainting the room will not cost much, but will do much to change the look of the room and make it fresh and inviting. If you love the color of your room, you can paint it the same color and still get a fresh look. Or you can choose an entirely new color and get an entirely new look. You can add character to your bedroom with art. Find art that “speaks” to you so you have something interesting to

look at every time you are in the bedroom. There is much to be said for artwork that reaches your senses in a special way. It doesn’t have to be expensive; simply find art that works well for you. Wall decals might even be the art that is perfect for you. Take your time looking for the right thing because there is no rush. Some experts say you should


Dian Hymer For the Miami Valley Sunday News value of your home could slip. As long as you don’t have to sell, you shouldn’t be hurt financially, unless you’re planning to refinance your mortgage. You might not feel good about a decline in value, but as long as you can stay put and the home works for you, enjoy your home and look at the big picture. Home prices go up and down over time. Don’t buy if you think there’s a chance you’ll need to sell within the next 10 years. HOUSE HUNTING TIP: Condition and affordability are intertwined and should be carefully considered before making a home purchase. Most buyers want to buy a home they can move right into without having to do a lot of work. There’s a premium to be paid for a home like this, and there may be competition from other like-minded buyers. Buyers who can afford to buy often don’t have time to fix up a house in order to put it into top condition. Others, particularly

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It has long been thought that if you buy in the right location, the value of your home will increase more during good markets and fall less during down markets than it would if you bought in a less coveted area. But choosing a desirable location in which to buy doesn’t guarantee the value of your home will never fall. In a severe downturn, all markets are affected. In today’s market, we’re seeing the location factor exaggerated to extremes in some areas. Areas with good employment and not enough housing to supply the demand are experiencing rapid appreciation. Buying in one of these areas may mean paying significantly over the list price. This is where you need to consider other factors that should influence a purchase decision. Most buyers should buy a home in such competitive markets only if they plan to stay in the home indefinitely. This means you have job security, you’re sure you won’t be asked to take a job transfer elsewhere and the home will suit your long-term needs. In a volatile market, like what we’re experiencing now, you could pay a high price that is supported by the sale prices of similar homes in the area at that point in time. But when the market cools off, which it’s likely to do, the market


Baby nurseries and children’s rooms are coming of age, and a growing number of tots are starting life in spaces that are so stylish.

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Map-themed decor is where it’s at BY KIM COOK Associated Press In a GPS world, physical maps are becoming quaint relics for travelers. But decor with a map theme is hot. There’s art in cartography: Street grids, the curve of a shoreline and topographic details lend themselves to wall art, rugs and textiles. Besides being great visuals, maps often chart our personal experiences, and that sentimental punch adds to their appeal. Tony and Katie Rodono of Atlanta started their City Prints map art store after their daughter was born. “We realized maps are great storytellers of where we met, went to school, went on vacation,” says Rodono. They sell readymade and custom maps of campuses, ballparks and hometowns. They’ll make one of your favorite holiday spot or hiking trail. Coming soon: maps from video games, movies and TV s h o w s . (, $40 and up) Brooklyn’s Haptic Lab sells hand-stitched, quilted city maps of Los Angeles, New York City, Paris and Washington, D.C., as well as the Great Lakes. Designer


In this photo provided by City Prints LLC, a map of Amsterdam is shown from Atlanta-based City Prints Map Art. In a GPS world, physical maps are becoming quaint relics for travelers. But decor with a map theme is hot. There’s art in cartography: Street grids, the curve of a shoreline and topographic details offer visuals that lend themselves to wall art, rugs and textiles.



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paint and crystal knobs. Kate also purchased a comfy upholstered rocking chair and had it covered in an outdoor fabric in a dark gray geometric pattern, durable enough to handle anything baby dishes out. One of the best parts about finishing Kate’s nursery was adding some unusual accents. A few months earlier, I had a baby shower for Kate and used colorful paper lanterns and tissue-paper flowers as part of the centerpiece and front-door decorations. After the party, we carefully pulled down the lanterns and flowers and transported them to the nursery, where we hung them from fallen sticks spraypainted apple green to match the nursery fabric.

not have a television in the bedroom because you will be tempted to watch TV until the late hours, and lose muchneeded sleep. Others say it is all right, because TV is relaxing to some, and even puts many people to sleep. That works if you have a timer on the TV that will turn it off


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• Continued from C1 first-time buyers, may not have the expertise to tackle a home that needs work. This is where affordability comes into play. Is a $425,000 fixer-upper really a good deal if it costs you $200,000 to update the kitchen, baths and cure deferred maintenance? It might be less expensive, and certainly less of a hassle, to pay $600,000 for a home that



automatically after a certain amount of time, because TV noise disrupts sleeping patterns so you really won’t relax and rejuvenate as you should. It’s important to organize your bedroom so that everything has a place, and everything can be put in its place. If your bedroom isn’t organized, it will tend to collect clutter. Invest in storage of some sort

even if it is under-bed storage. Keep the nightstands clear. Find places to put all the clutter that might currently be on top of the nightstands or on top of the dresser. Plants are always a welcome sight in the bedroom — if you remember to tend to them and water them. They clean the air a bit, too, so they are a healthy thing for the

has already had the work done. A caveat about buying a fixer is that it’s often difficult to determine upfront exactly how much it will cost to put it into the kind of condition you want. For example, you may not know the condition of the wiring or whether there is an old brick flue that needs to be removed until the walls are opened up. A seller is unlikely to allow this sort of invasive inspecting before the home is

yours. Another factor to consider is the floor plan. Spend some time at a home you’re thinking of buying and see if you can imagine yourself living there. Don’t be fooled by a good staging job. Some floor plans provide for easier living than others. Before buying a home with an odd floor plan, consult with an architect who can tell you whether the floor plan can be improved at a cost you can afford.

room. Changing the bedspread to something fresh and new is a final way to upgrade the look of the room. You will always find a sale somewhere for new bedspreads. Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, an interior designer in Naples, Fla., is author of “Mystery of Color.”

THE CLOSING: Do your due diligence carefully before you buy. Selling soon after buying could cost you. Dian Hymer, a real estate broker with more than 30 years’ experience, is a nationally syndicated real estate columnist and author of “House Hunting: The TakeAlong Workbook for Home Buyers” and “Starting Out, The Complete Home Buyer’s Guide.”

Create a Zen bathroom with simple design ideas this simple path to create an authentic, Zeninspired design. When creating a If you need a respite Zen bathroom, the floor from your busy life, consider transforming plan should flow effortlessly, blending from your bathroom into a personal refuge. Follow one area to the next. By Home and Garden Television


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charcoal, soft pink and yellow. (, $1,7703,260) Check out for maps made of exotic and everyday woods; you create your own by choosing your Google map location, then selecting the woods you want used. (, pricing based on customization) Kim Sly, an artist in Portland, Ore., made her first city print several years ago for a friend relocating to New York. That led to a series, and the launch of her business. Pittsburgh, Atlanta, San Diego and Portland are part of the collection she sells at ($20-40). Sly’s whimsical illustrations are composites of elements she likes about a place. “I pay special attention to a city’s architecture, and how it contributes to its individuality,” she says. “But I’m really looking for a more playful interpretation that people can identify with because of their love for their city.” As many of the designers suggest, these pieces would make terrific gifts. A new marriage; a new baby; a new home. A way to remember that great trip you took.



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Simple design is a difficult thing to do well, and Zen relies a lot on architecture rather than decorative elements. So if you’re building or renovating, consider hiring an architect or interior designer to manage the project. They can draw up floor plans, offer suggestions for materials and work directly with contractors to ensure that you achieve the look you want. You may even want

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Emily Fischer’s “soft maps” project started in 2002 as an academic experiment in tactile wayfinding after her mother was diagnosed with glaucoma. Her baby quilts are textured and colorful; the full-size versions are ivory with light brown stitchery. The Great Lakes quilt is cotton, with the lakes done in polysilk. All are finely detailed, and she’ll add custom landmarks or features if you request. Coming this fall will be kits to make your own version. (www.hapticlab. com, $145 to $450) Chicago-based Jenny Beorkrem makes neighborhood maps, with typography scrunched into the shape of each community; the result, rendered in eco-friendly soy inks on recycled paper, are punchy graphics that vividly depict how cities are divided up. (, $22 and up) Rugs are a great medium for cartographic decor. At you’ll find felted wool rugs of Moscow and Oslo; custom locations are available. (, price upon request) Swedish designer Calle Henzel’s hand-tufted rugs depict the Champs Elysees and Manhattan in muted shades like

3190-3192 HONEYSUCKLE DR. $146,500 TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE. 2 brick ranch homes connected by 1 car garages. Each side has 2 bedrooms, family rooms, 1.5 baths, & are well maintained with many updates. A great investment or a place where you can live on one side & let your renter on the other side pay your mortgage. Not far from access to I-75. Take 25-A to Monroe Concord Road to the W, follow around & go L on Dogwood & R at first street, Honeysuckle.

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adjacent rooms so that the view looking in and out of the bathroom is appealing and serene. The toilet area should not be seen from the doorway. Consider placing a beautiful piece of artwork within viewing distance of the toilet; let that art be the focal point from the doorway. “You want to feel the adjacent space even though you may not always see it,” says architect Michael Morris of Morris Sato Studio in New York City. “There should be something present beyond the wall or screen, a borrowed landscape from another room that suggests a deeper space or surface.” While sections may be distinct, the bathroom should not feel divided. You want to be able to easily transition from one space to another.

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929 FRANKLIN ST. WOW! Visit this beautiful cottage style home with the original hardwood flooring that was just refinished. This home is awesome from the enclosed sun porch to the custom built cabinets in the gorgeous kitchen. The 1st floor offers 2 beds & 1 full bath with antique bath tub as well as a large dining room. Th finished attic space offers extra sq. footage with a full bathroom, study/office and large 3rd bed with 2 skylights & brighten up the room. This property is just dripping with charm & has had many updates over the 6 years. $119,000. Dir.: S. Market St to L on Franklin to 920. Visit this home at:


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4 beds, 2 full & 2 half baths, brick 2 story, hardwood & laminate floors, fireplace & built-in bookcases in den, good closets & storage, full basement with built-in bookcases, bar sink, half bath & plenty of room for entertaining, 2 car garage. $169,900.






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An old log cabin now honed in stone BY LYNN UNDERWOOD Minneapolis Star Tribune More than 100 years ago, boys slept in little log cabins at a summer camp on Lake Minnetonka’s Sunset Point in Deephaven, Minn. When Patricia Newton bought the nearly 4-acre site in 1990, the camp was long gone, but there were still a few remnants from its history: a wooden sign with the name “Camp Mini-waste” and cast-iron lampposts. But the most striking time capsule was an original split-log cabin at the property’s entrance. The little cabin had a dirt floor, and was smelly and decaying. But Newton thought it had potential. “It was just asking to be something more than it was,” she said. She drove past the little cabin every day to get to and from her home, a 1920s English Tudor, also on her acreage. In 2009, she decided it was time to renovate the cabin and turn it into a personal retreat and guesthouse. An avid collector of old stone, wood and iron objects, Newton had tons of Platteville limestone, salvaged over the years. That stone inspired her vision for the cabin. “I could see it as a stone cottage that would mirror the main house,” she said. “It just evolved after that.” Residential designer Jeff Murphy of Murphy & Co. Design in Buffalo, Minn., masterminded that evolution, which began with a plan focused on meeting city zoning requirements. If he and Newton wanted the renovated structure on the same site near a pond, his design had to retain the existing L-shaped footprint, roofline and exterior wall locations. Murphy’s solution was to “build it from the inside out” and carve out a new limestone cottage within the old log cabin. But the ultimate goal was to make it look like a charming European-style stone cottage that would appear to have been on the property for more than a century. “We used Old World artisan construction with handcrafted methods,” said Murphy. The cottage boasts intricate stonework and is supported by chunky pine posts and oak beams salvaged from mid1800s barns. The slate shingles on the roof are from an 1800s barn in Pennsylvania. Murphy added a copper ridge cap with ball finials and patina copper gutters. “The post-and-beam construction was modeled after techniques used 100 years ago when timber framers used wooden pegs instead of nails,” said Murphy, who paged through books on small English countryside cottages from centuries ago. “I looked for stonework details, window proportion and authentic elements to achieve the final look.”


The exterior of the newly renovated cottage. Scottsdale, Ariz., in front of the fireplace. She’s also handpicked objects from her collections, amassed over 20 years of rummaging through garage and estate sales and antique stores. “It feels like the lovely and charming home I rented in France in the middle of a vineyard in SaintPrivat,” she said. The stone house took two years to build, and Murphy relished the oneof-a-kind experience. “It was a big project, but it sure was fun,” he said. “It was a good synergy between all of us.” Suburban landscape rock and potentillas would look out of place in front of Homeowner Patricia Newton, left, and designer Jeff Murphy outside the cottage. the fairy-tale stone cottage. So Newton, who is also a gardener, tends colorful front-yard beds bordered by clay tiles that mix old-fashioned foxglove and delphiniums with Japanese maple and weeping spruce. A walkway made of old reclaimed street pavers curves around the gardens and leads to the front door. “Don’t ask me where I got them,” she joked. “It was a very dark night.” When the stone cottage is not filled with visiting friends and relatives, Newton retreats to the calming haven to read, knit, watch hawks soar over the pond and “think about what I want to do in the garden,” she said. She’s named the cottage “Fox Hollow” and adorned the front door with a bronze fox ringer because each spring there’s a den of foxes in the nearby woods. “My friends called it my Homeowner Patricia Newton and designer Jeff Murphy inside the cottage. latest folly because I like That attention to period down interior walls and one-bedroom house feel wood doors from France to build things,” she said. detail extends inside. vaulted the ceiling to more open and airy. He for the bedroom closet to a “But it’s just sweet, isn’t First, Murphy knocked make the 860-square-foot, calls the main living space steer-hide rug from it?” the “great hall,” and put in a floor fashioned of wood salvaged from another 1880s barn. Murphy also custom-fit the living-room wall to hold a new masonry fireplace and Newton’s French antique iron pharmacy racks. The kitchen is the only contemporary space that melds elements of yesterday and today by combining wormy chestnut cabinets and a vintage butcher-block table with stainless-steel countertops. The kitchen is well equipped, but Newton admits she’s not a cook. “I’ve only made soup.” She filled the cottage with many other mementos from her extensive travels, from distressed-

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Carpenter, one lot, $20. John M. Kylce Jr., John Kylce Jr., Penelope Marsh Bonnie Foster to Steve to John Kylce Jr., Penelope Foster, one lot, $0. Marsh, one lot, $0. Charles Ferguson to Agape Ministries Inc. to Scotty Ferguson, one lot, Tara Burke, Harold Penny, $0. one lot, $324,900. Estate David J. King, BRADFORD Carol L. Wheeler, executor to Kim Rae Wilson, one lot, $215,000. Patricia Pritchard to Beverly Luther, Gene Patricia Pritchard Irrevocable Trust, Michael E. Luther to Beverly Luther, Gene Luther, Luther Pritchard, trustee Patricia Pritchard Irrevoacble Trust, Revocable Living Trust, one lot, $0. $0. Jonathan Shafer to Melissa Shafer, one lot, $0. PIQUA


TIPP CITY Nyssa Carpenter a.k.a. Nyssa Burrowes, Michael Carpenter to Michael Carpenter, Nyssa

Andrew Monnin, Paula Monnin to Joseph Hill, a part lot, $103,000. Michael Belisle, Suzanne Belisle to Federal National Mortgage

Association, two part lots, $0. Amy Jones to Kendra Nix, Tyler Thompson, one lot, $71,000. Nutrients Inc. to Church Street Partners LLC, 0.204 acres, 3.127 acres, $110,000. Chris Howard, Laine Howard, Steven Howard, Bradley Howard, Bradley Puckett, Eva Puckett, Evan Puckett, Gerald K. Puckett Jr., Randall Puckett to 1944 Beckert Drive LLC, one lot, $0. Chris Howard, Laine Howard, Steven Howard, Bradley Howard, Bradley Puckett, Eva Puckett, Evan Puckett, Gerald K. Puckett Jr., Randall Puckett to 1944 Beckert Drive LLC, one lot, $0. Chris Howard, Laine

Howard, Steven Howard, Bradley Howard, Bradley Puckett, Eva Puckett, Evan Puckett, Gerald K. Puckett Jr., Randall Puckett to 1944 Beckert Drive LLC, one lot, $0. Chris Howard, Laine Howard, Steven Howard, Bradley Howard, Bradley Puckett, Eva Puckett, Evan Puckett, Gerald K. Puckett Jr., Randall Puckett to 1944 Beckert Drive LLC, one lot, $0. Chris Howard, Laine Howard, Steven Howard, Bradley Howard, Bradley Puckett, Eva Puckett, Evan Puckett, Gerald K. Puckett Jr., Randall Puckett to 1944 Beckert Drive LLC, one lot, $0. Chris Howard, Laine Howard, Steven Howard, Bradley Howard, Bradley

Puckett, Eva Puckett, Evan Puckett, Gerald K. Puckett Jr., Randall Puckett to 1944 Beckert Drive LLC, one lot, $0. Chris Howard, Laine Howard, Steven Howard, Bradley Howard, Bradley Puckett, Eva Puckett, Evan Puckett, Gerald K. Puckett Jr., Randall Puckett to 1944 Beckert Drive LLC, one lot, $0.

BETHEL TWP. Jack Kaylor, LaVonna Kaylor to Jeffrey Tkach, Karyn Tkach, one lot, $323,000.

CONCORD TWP. Keith Houk, Mary Houk to Mary L. Houk, trustee, Mary L. Houk Revocable

Living Trust Agreement, $0. John Joseph Scott III, Trustee, Patricia Ann Scott, trustee to Wayne McWhirter, one lot, $215,500.

MONROE TWP. Christine Lynne Logan, Patrick Joseph Logan to Joshua Rowe, Lydia Rowe, one lot, $161,000.

NEWTON TWP. Janet K. Bashore, successor co-trustee, Lloyd Riffell Trust, Paul Riffell, successor co-trustee to Kathy Baker, trustee, Merlin Baker, trustee, Kathy Baker Trust, Merlin Baker Trust, $130,000.

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With a tradition of service excellence, the nationallyaccredited Vandalia Police Division is accepting applications from energetic and skilled professionals who would like to serve our community and citizens as a Police Officer or Volunteer Reserve Police Officer. Applicants must be 21 by August 31, 2012 They must possess or obtain, upon appointment, a valid Ohio driver's license and Ohio Peace Officer certification. Police Officer candidates must also possess or obtain, upon appointment, EMS First Responder Certification. Chosen candidates must reside within Montgomery County or in an adjacent county to include Butler, Warren, Greene, Clark, Miami, Darke or Preble. The Vandalia Police Officer base starting salary is $49,920 with a generous benefits package. Reserve Officers receive a non-accountable expense reimbursement of $450. They are provided with uniforms; professional liability insurance; accidental death and dismemberment coverage; a family pass to the municipal swimming pool and an individual recreation center and golf pass for their personal use. IMPORTANT QUALIFICATION INSTRUCTIONS and applications for both positions are available at the Municipal Building, 333 James Bohanan Memorial Drive or on our websitew w w. v a n d a l i a o h i o . o r g . Applications, accompanied by supplemental materials-- including a handwritten letter of interest-must be submitted in person or by mail no later than Friday, August 31, 2012, 5 p.m. Applications will NOT be accepted electronically. Interviews will begin in early September. Final candidates must pass an extensive background investigation, truth verification, psychological and physical/drug screening. Vandalia is an EOE and ADA compliant. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

280 Transportation

Diesel and Trailer Mechanics

Experienced diesel or trailer mechanics needed in Sidney, Troy, Marysville, and Columbus, OH. Experience required and CDL class A preferred. Great benefits, CDL, DOT physical, and uniforms paid. If you have your own tools, and want to grow in the truck leasing and repair industry, send resume or apply in person to: Kirk NationaLease HR Dept. PO Box 4369 3885 W. Michigan Ave. Sidney, OH 45365


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$500/WK- Minimum (call for details) Medical Insurance plus Eye & Dental 401K Retirement Paid Holidays Shutdown Days Safety Bonus Paid Weekly

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Regional drivers needed in the Sidney, Ohio Terminal. O/O's welcome. O/Oʼs get 75% of the line haul. 100% fuel surcharge. Fuel discount program.

RATE INCREASES • • • • • • • • • • •

Drivers are paid weekly.

Drivers earn .38cents per mile for empty and loaded miles on dry freight.

.40cents per mile for store runs. .42cents per mile for reefer & curtainside freight. No Hazmat.

Full Insurance package.

Paid vacation.

401K savings plan.

95% no touch freight.

Compounding Safety Bonus Program.

Drivers are paid bump dock fees for customer live loads and live unloads.

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Chambers Leasing 1-800-526-6435

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MATTRESS, premium Natura brand, 8 inch firm latex, Cal. king size, zip off cotton/wool cover, covered since purchase, excellent condition, paid $1700 new, $900 OBO (937)339-7936

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REFRIGERATORS, full size $225, dorm size $80; 8000BTU window air conditioner $150; stove $150; loveseat $55; Sharp microwave $45 (937)451-0151

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AIR CONDITIONER, GE 8000 BTU window Air Conditioner with remote, used 1 month, Cost $210 new, asking $150, in new condition, (937)498-8031 after 5pm CARDIO GLIDE exercise machine, with adjustable resistance, $30 (937)339-7936

COUCH brown plaid, green and ivory. Old library table. 7 cuft Whirlpool chest freezer. Trombone. Trumpet. 5 folding chairs. Christmas tree (6ft and table top), Nordic Track treadmill. (937)295-3072 GAS STOVE, 2 new light fixtures, Over the stove microwave, Priced to sell! (937)489-9921

LIFT CHAIR, $350. Dinette table/4 chairs, $85. Couch, $50. End tables, $20, 2 diagonal $35. Books, albums, vases. (937)498-9739 Sidney

LIFT CHAIRS, 1-large, $150. 1-newer, with heat and massage (paid $1100), $400. Invacare electric hospital bed with rail, $300. (937)778-1573 POWER CHAIR, excellent condition, $1800, (937)606-2106.

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TROY first come first serve to buy remainder of a large moving sale! Not interested in donations, for further information call mike anytime at (937)573-7955 AQUARIUM, 125 gallon, on oak credenza with storage, $500 OBO (937)448-2823 if no answer leave message BLUE PITBULL, pure bred, moving can't take, excellent dog, 1 year old male. $100 OBO (937)397-3043 CAT free to good home, male, butterscotch tabby, neutered, 3 years old, indoor/outdoor, has current shots (937)667-4853

PUG Free to good home. Housebroken. Great for elderly person. (937)526-3950

588 Tickets

TICKETS, Bristol Race, 4 sets of 2 tickets. Each set includes 1 Food City Friday Saturday 8/24, 1 Irwin Night Race 8/25, $93 per set (937)492-0804 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.

Part-time or full-time Weekends required Experience Preferred Willing to train Apply in person Tuesday-Friday After 10am


$2,000 sign on bonus 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.


810 Auto Parts & Accessories

TIRES, good, used, sizes 14's, 15's, and 16's, call (937)451-2962 anytime!

850 Motorcycles/Mopeds

805 Auto

1997 MAZDA Miata 5 speed 4 cylinder, air, power windows, new top, leather interior, like new tires, blue with tan top, 123,700 miles, runs good, great gas mileage, asking $4295 (937)524-9069

1998 CHEVY Malibu, dark green, 179,500 miles. Runs good. (937)418-9274

1999 DODGE Grand Caravan. Runs great! New tires and battery. $2000 OBO. ( 9 3 7 ) 2 7 2 - 4 2 7 7 (937)671-9794


1999 KAWASAKI Vulcan 800A, Not to big. Not too small - Just right! Perfect condition, $2500, (937)394-7364, (937)658-0392 2006 HONDA $3000 (937)570-6267

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2000 COACHMAN CATALINA 27 FOOTER Awning 1yr old, refrigerator 2yrs old, everything comes with camper: Hitch, Tote tank, Patio lights, 3 sets of shades, VERY CLEAN!, $7000, (937)596-6028 OR (937)726-1732

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