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Injured Marshall child Arrested for flown to importuning hospital Sustains burns from scalding water accident BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer PIQUA — An 2-year-old girl sustained severe burns to her torso after scalding water from crock pot used to heat baby bottles fell and spilled on her Monday afternoon at the YMCA Childcare Center, 300 W. High St. The Piqua Fire Department responded to the childcare center at 12:03 p.m. and the victim was later flown via CareFlight to Children’s Hospital in Dayton, said Piqua Fire Chief Mike Rindler. Due to medical laws, Rindler could not release the name of the toddler. The 2-year-old left a play area at the center and entered a kitchen area where the injuries occurred, police said. Piqua police Deputy Chief Tom Steiner said the injuries the child sustained were not life-threatening and that the victim was transported by CareFlight “mostly as a precaution and due to the age of the child and her injury.” He said the incident was an accident. “Apparently she was playing in the kitchen area just off of a play area,” Steiner said. “It appears she pulled on a cord for a

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TROY —A Troy man who repeatedly attempted to solicit sex from a 12-year-old girl he befriended on a social networking site in February was given probation at his sentencing hearing held in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Monday. Steven J. Marshall, 37, was arrested for importuning, a third-degree felony, and was convicted of the charge earlier this year. Authorities said Marshall used Facebook in an effort to befriend the 12-year-old girl in order to try to have sex with her in February, police reports state. Judge Christopher Gee handed down a three-year sentence of probation and labeled Marshall as a tier I sex offender, which requires annual registration in person at the sheriff ’s office in the county where he lives, works or receives an education. In addition, Gee also ordered Marshall to have no contact with the victim or her family; to have no unsupervised contact with any minors except his own children; a sex offender evaluation and follow up counselling; and forbid the convicted sex offender from looking at pornography, using social networking websites under any name aside from his own and having no


Steven J. Marshall hands a written statement to his defense attorney Andrew Pratt shortly before his sentencing hearing Monday in Miami County Common Pleas Court. contact with children via social networking sites. Gee warned Marshall that if he violates any parameter of his probation he will be sentenced to an 18-month prison sentence. “I don’t know what would possess a human being to solicit sex from a 12-yearold girl,” Gee said from the bench after ordering the sentence. Gee told the defendant how “terrified” the parents of the victim must have felt after learning of his conduct. Neither the victim or her parents were at the hearing, and the court received no victim impact statements from either party.


Andrew Pratt, Marshall’s defense attorney, asked the court for probation and said his client had a “minimal” criminal history. Marshall, who spent 72 days in jail, also spoke at the hearing and apologized for his actions. “Five minutes of being stupid has ruined my life,” he said. Marshall’s conduct with the child eventually led to an investigation, at which point in time Marshall cooperated with authorities and confessed to the crime. The mother of the victim eventually learned of the contact and went forward to police.


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Workers braved Tuesday’s heat and humidity to recoat a 4-inch natural gas line over the Stillwater River in Covington.

Obama to limit carbon at power plants BY JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s national plan to combat climate change will include the firstever regulations to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, as well as increased production of renewable energy on public lands and federally assisted housing, environmental groups briefed on the plan said Monday.

In a major speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, Obama will announce that he’s directing his administration to allow enough renewables on public lands to power 6 million homes by 2020, effectively doubling the capacity from solar, wind and geothermal projects on federal property. He’ll also say the U.S. will significantly expand production of renewable energy on low-income housing sites, according to five individuals briefed on the plan,

who were not authorized to discuss it publicly ahead of Obama’s announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity. The far-reaching plan marks Obama’s most prominent effort yet to deliver on a major priority he laid out in his first presidential campaign and recommitted to at the start of his second term: to fight climate change in the U.S. and abroad and prepare American communities for its effects. En-

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Richard F. Winans PIQUA — Richard F. Winans, 86, of Piqua, died at 2:12 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Piqua Manor Nursing Home. He was born June 4, 1927, in Bryan to the late Wa y n e and Edla ( Wa l t o n ) Winans. He married Margaret Mohl WINANS in 1954, and later divorced. On April 11, 1969, he married Dorothy Penrod Denman in Piqua; she preceded him in death Jan. 29, 2004. Survivors include a daughter, Kelly (Michael) Winans Misich of Delaware; a stepdaughter, Victoria (Will) Denman Gilmore of McDonough, Ga.; a stepson, Jeffrey Duke Denman of the United States Air Force; two grandchildren, Sophie Misich and Jon Misich of Delaware; a niece, Laurie Reiser of Troy; and three nephews, Greg Winans of Cincinnati, Andy Winans of Cincinnati and Tim Winans of Chapel Hill, N.C. He was preceded in death by a brother, Max Winans in 2008. Mr. Winans enlisted in the United States Navy at 17 years old during World War II serving for three years. He then later spent three years in the United States Navy Reserve. After the

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war, he played on an all- Navy championship basketball team in Chicago. Mr. Winans was a 1945 graduate of Piqua Central High School. He played football and basketball during his high school days. In basketball, he held the single game scoring record of 30 points for 18 years. In November 2011, he was inducted into the Piqua Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1960, he and his brother Max established Winans Carriage House Bakery and Candies, which still exists today. He was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical & Reformed Church and the Warren Masonic Lodge No. 24. A service to honor his life will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Paul’s Evangelical & Reformed Church with the Rev. Dr. Keith Gebhart officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery where full military honors will be provided by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Evangelical & Reformed Church, 500 N. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356 or to Hospice of Miami County Inc., 550 Summit Ave., Troy, OH 45373. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed jamiesonandyanthrough

PIQUA — Dorothy M. Tillman, 91, of Piqua, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Piqua Manor. She was born April 9, 1922, in Glouster, to the late Albert and Louise (Gazelle) Z i m m e r. She married D. Dean Tillman on Sept. 11, 1940, in Covington, Ky; he preceded her in death on Sept. 4, TILLMAN 2002. Mrs. Tillman is survived by two daughters, Jane (Steve) Schulz of Piqua and Barbara Tillman of Piqua; a son, Gary (Kay) Tillman of Evans, Ga.; four grandchildren, Eric Tillman, Jenny (Greg) Tobias, Matt Schulz, Andy Brush; and several nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, John

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SARASOTA, Fla. — Joan Linton, 90, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly a long-term resident of Pleasant Hill, died April 18, 2013, at Clare Bridge, Sarasota, Fla. Joan was born July 22, 1922, in Pleasant Hill. She is survived by her daughter, MaryAnn (David) Fuller; two grandsons, Stephen (Katherine) and Michael (Ann) Fuller; and five great-grandchildren, Anna, Sophia, Jacob, Kailyn and Alexander. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter A. Linton, 18 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, in 2004; and two sisters, Helen Miriam is also preceded in Powell and Alice Sweitzer. death by her husband, Jefferson L. Dull; son-in-law, Mark G. Eardly; and brother and sisterin-law, Luther and Mary XENIA — Michael L Simon, Rhoades. of Xenia, formerly of Brad66, Miriam was a homemaker. ford, died Monday, June 24, She was a lifetime member of 2013, at Hillside Assisted LivFriedens Lutheran Church, ing Community, Xenia. He was Covington. born Oct. 11, 1946, in Versailles, A memorial service will be the late William and Marie to held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at Simon. (Baltes) Friedens Lutheran Church He was a graduate of Brad11038 West Versailles Rd., Covington with the Rev. Robert ford High School, Class of 1964, Akins officiating. The family was a U.S.Army Veteran and worked at Champion Paper will receive friends from 12:30Company. 1:30 p.m. Saturday from at the He was preceded in death by church. Memorial contributions his parents and brother, may be made to Brethren ReCharles E. “Ed” Simon. tirement Community Resident Michael is survived by three Aid Fund or State of the Heart brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim Hospice. Arrangements are and Karolyn Simon of Covingunder the direction of Zechar ton, Robert and Joyce Simon of Bailey Funeral Home in Covington and Marvin and Greenville. Condolences for the Carol Simon of Rossburg; one family may be expressed sister and brother-in-law, Mary through

Miriam K. Dull GREENVILLE — Miriam K. Dull, 97, of Greenville, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Miriam was born Jan. 16, 1916, in M i a m i County, to the late and Ira I d a ( We h n e m a n ) Rhoades. Miriam is sur- DULL vived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Rose Dull of Greenville, Steve and Pam Dull of Greenville and David Dull and fiancée, LuAnn Ellerman of Milwaukee, Wis.; daughters and son-in-law, Barbara and Mike Miller of Knoxville, Tenn. and Katherine Eardly and life partner, Alan Gribble of Zionsville, Ind.; and 12 grandchildren; and

Joan and Walter were married in 1952. She was a lifelong educator, serving many years teaching at Newton High School, Pleasant Hill, John H. Patterson High School in Dayton and Wright State University. She was a graduate of Newton High School and Miami University. Graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Newton School, Pleasant Hill, OH 45359. Arrangements in care of Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home.

Michael L. Simon Jane and Walt Wardley of New and Carlisle; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Prayer services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, at BridgesStocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington with Father Jim Simons officiating. Interment Miami Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 12 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693. Condolences may be left for the family at

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Kenneth D. Mote TIPP CITY — Kenneth D. Mote, 91, of Tipp City, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013, at Springmeade Healthcenter, Tipp City. He was born Oct. 15, 1921. He was preceded in death by his parents, David Wilmar and Naomi (Shellabarger) Mote. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ruth (Slocum) Mote; son and daughter-in-law, Mel and Jackie Mote of Troy; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Janice Allen

“Jack” Zimmer; and a sister, Bernice Zimmer. Dorothy was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical & Reformed Church, where she had been active in many of the church’s activities. She was a lifelong homemaker and enjoyed shopping for herself and others, and researching family genealogy. A funeral service to honor her life will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Keith Gebhart officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Church, 500 N. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356; or Evercare Hospice, 130 W. Second St., Dayton, OH 45402. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

SIDNEY — Rosemary (Lauterbur) Laux, 84, 623 S. Main Ave., Sidney, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the home of of Hillsboro. her son, Steve in Fort Loramie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Kenneth was a lifelong held Friday, at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney. Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney is farmer. If so desired, contributions handling the funeral arrangements. may be made to the Humane Society or Hospice of Miami Policy: Please send obituary notices by e-mail to County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH or by fax to (937) 773-4225. 45373. Private graveside services will be held at Riverside Cemetery, West Milton. Arrange- Deadlines: Notices must be received by 6 p.m. ments are being handled by the Sunday and Tuesday-Friday, and by Hale-Sarver Family Funeral 4 p.m. on Monday for Tuesday’s online edition. Home, West Milton.


94 in Alaska? Weather extremes tied to jet stream BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Lately, the jet stream isn’t playing by the rules. Scientists say that big river of air high above Earth that dictates much of the weather for the Northern Hemisphere has been unusually erratic the past few years. They blame it for everything from snowstorms in May to the path of Superstorm Sandy. And last week, it was responsible for downpours that led to historic floods in Alberta, Canada, as well as record-breaking heat in parts of Alaska, experts say. The town of McGrath, Alaska, hit 94. Just a few weeks earlier, the same spot was 15 degrees. The current heat wave in the Northeast is also linked. “While it’s not unusual to have a heat wave in the east in June, it is part of the anomalous jet stream pattern that was responsible for the flooding in Alberta,” Rutgers University climate scientist Jennifer Francis said Tuesday in an email. The jet stream usually rushes rapidly from west to east in a mostly straight direction. But lately it’s been wobbling and weaving like a drunken driver, wreaking havoc as it goes. The more the jet stream undulates north and south, the more changeable and extreme the weather. It’s a relatively new phenomenon that scientists are still trying to understand. Some say it’s related to global warming; others say it’s not. In May, there was upside-down weather: Early California wildfires fueled by heat contrasted with more than a foot of snow in Minnesota. Seattle was the hottest spot in the nation one day, and Maine and Edmonton, Canada, were warmer than Miami and Phoenix. Consider these unusual occurrences over the past few years: — The winter of 2011-12 seemed to disappear, with little snow and record warmth in March. That was followed by the winter of 2012-13 when nor’easters seemed to queue up to strike the same coastal areas repeatedly. — Superstorm Sandy took an odd left turn in October from the Atlantic straight into New Jersey, something that happens once every 700 years or so. — One 12-month period had a record number of tornadoes. That was followed by 12 months that set a record for lack of tornadoes. And here is what federal weather officials call a “spring paradox”: The U.S. had both an unusually large area of snow cover in March and April and a near-record low area of snow cover in May. The entire Northern Hemisphere had record snow coverage area in December but the third lowest snow extent for May. “I’ve been doing meteorology for 30 years and the jet stream the last three years has done stuff I’ve never seen,” said Jeff Masters, meteorology director at the private service Weather Underground. “The fact that the jet stream is unusual could be an indicator of something. I’m not saying we know what it is.”

Obama Continued from page 1 The lynchpin of Obama’s plan, and the step activists say will have the most dramatic impact, involves limits on carbon emissions for new and existing power plants. The Obama administration has already proposed controls on new plants, but those controls have been delayed

and not yet finalized. Tuesday’s announcement will be the first public confirmation that Obama plans to extend carbon controls to coal-fired power plants that are currently pumping heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere. “This is the holy grail,” said Melinda Pierce of Sierra Club, an environmental advocacy group.

Child Continued from page 1 crock pot that is used to heat baby bottles and when she pulled it the crock pot spilled hot water on her.” The child remained hospitalized Tuesday and suffered second-degree burns to her torso and her neck and thigh areas. Mary Brown, the teacher at the childcare center who called 911, told

a dispatcher the child was in a diaper when the accident happened and the toddler’s skin was peeling badly. She also told the dispatcher that teachers at the center immediately began applying cold, wet rags to the wounds until members of emergency services arrived, according to the 911 call. Miami County YMCA Executive Director Jim

“That is the single biggest step he can take to help tackle carbon pollution.” Forty percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, and one-third of greenhouse gases overall, come from electric power plants, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the Energy Department’s statistical agency.

Obama is expected to lay out a broad vision Tuesday, without detailed emission targets or specifics about how they will be put in place. Instead, the president will launch a process in which the Environmental Protection Agency will work with states to develop specific plans to rein in carbon emissions, with flexibility for each state’s circumstances. Under one scenario envisioned by the McMaken said the Natural Resources De“safety and well-being of children in our care is our top priority,” and encouraged the community to keep the victim and her family in “thoughts * Your 1 choice for complete Home and prayers.” Medical Equipment “I am relieved to report that the burns are not lifeLift Chairs threatening and that she 1990 W. Stanfield, Troy, OH is receiving excellent care 45373 • 937-335-9199 at Children’s Hospital,” McMaken said. 40138599

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The Piqua Skate Park was the sight of “Go Skateboard Day,” an internationally-recognized day to celebrate the sport of skateboarding. About 100 participants gathered at the Piqua Skate Park last Friday to enjoy music and to skate. Many local businesses and individuals provided drinks, snacks and raffle prizes. PIQUA SCHOOL NEWS BRIEFS 0501 if you have any questions regarding this process. • A reminder to parents of incoming 7th grade students for the 2013-2014

school year: It is required by the state of Ohio, Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3313.67 and 3313.671, that your son/daughter receive a booster immuniza-

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PIQUA — The following programs and events are taking place in Piqua City Schools: • Springcreek Construction Update: The exterior walls for gymnasium and two story classroom area are being built. The foundations for the entire building are nearly complete and the underground storm piping and sanitary piping are being installed. Plumbing and electrical rough-in piping is being installed. The mock-up wall is being built at the south side of the computer lab modular. • Washington Construction Update: The construction fence is installed, the topsoil and fill material is stockpiled at the north side of the site and the underground storm water piping is being installed. Abatement for the current building is underway. • High Street Project Update: The furniture from Washington Intermediate has been moved to High Street. The electrical power, fire alarm and technology wiring are installed to the learning chalets located at the south side of High Street School. Covered walkways and ramps connecting the learning chalets to the current building are also installed. • Kindergarten screening for students entering Kindergarten for the 20132014 school year will be held at Nicklin Learning Center on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you have not registered your child for kindergarten, contact Nicklin Learning Center at 773-4742 for additional information and a registration packet. • Registration for all other grade levels for the 2013-2014 school year is now in progress. Forms are available online at Contact the Board of Education Office at 773-4321, extension


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You’ve wrecked my life! don’t know what my parents were thinking, sticking me with a weird name like Jim. Why couldn’t they have named me something cool, like Hal 2000 or Bandersnatch or Sasquatch or a thousand other cool names that the parents who really care about their kids would have come up with? Maybe something like Hashtag, Kingsolomon, Espn, Yoga or Burger. But no, they named me after some relative, a grandad or somebody, and I got teased mercilessly about my odd, funnysounding name by Whiz, Spam and Colic, the school’s biggest bullies. Oh, kids can be cruel. I had a crush on a girl named I Break for Whales but she would never play with me because I wasn’t a Native American. I said, “But neither are you, or your parents.” “Not in this life,” she said, “but they were before. They don’t want me to forget my past-life heritage.” My wife, Sue, had problems, too. It seems Rainbow and Lilypad were always up in her face about her silly name. “What are you gonna do,” they’d say, “sue us?” and laugh all the way to class. Of course, Sue and I were born before our parents could Google the really good, creative names that give kids a leg up on the fierce competition for future jobs. Who wouldn’t want someone named Mephistopheles, Bang Bang, Partly Cloudy Chance of Rain or Trapezoid working for them? Faster than you can say, “Nice skull tattoo on your JIM MULLEN forehead,” they’ll be sucking up all the good jobs on Wall Columnist Street and at the whiteshoe law firms, while the Jims and Sues of the world are quickly forgotten. A Jim plays checkers, while a Tyrion has adventures. A Sue plays canasta, while a Katniss hunts down dinner with a bow and arrow. I always thought I would get a terrific nickname, like Killer or Kong, or at least Butch or Bud -- a name that would reflect what I really am on the inside. But a nickname, just like your given name, is not something you pick yourself. It is given to you. I don’t remember who started calling me Dumbo, but it stuck. Actually, I’m pretty sure it was Sue. Giving me such an ordinary name wasn’t the worst thing my parents ever did, it just started the ball rolling downhill. I don’t know what was wrong with them, but they made sure I had a happy childhood. Obviously, they didn’t know much about parenting. They read me bedtime stories, they gave me plenty of love and attention, they made sure I was well-fed and clothed and had plenty of fun things to do. In short, they wrecked my life. Who wants to read about someone’s boring, happy childhood? They totally killed my chances of writing a string of best-sellers about my struggles to overcome childhood traumas. Who would read “Oliver Twist” if the whole story was about how much fun he was having at Chuck E. Cheese’s day after day? Who would read “Mommie Dearest” if she had been the perfect mom? Why couldn’t my dad have made me stand out in the cold under a dripping drainpipe for 24 hours for forgetting to shine his shoes? Why couldn’t he have sold my puppy to a traveling salesman? Why couldn’t he have been an absinthe smuggler or a spy? If only my folks had done something interesting, I could be on all the morning shows plugging memoirs like “Food Fight: My Multiple Personalities Have Multiple Eating Disorders,” “Still Potty-Training at 40” and “My Problems Make Yours Look Tiny.” But I can’t. I’m perfectly happy and content. They wrecked my life.


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Immigration debate is all about border security legal immigrants are here’s a fundamental granted a decade-long “temconflict at the heart of porary” legal status. And all the Senate debate that is required before those over the Gang of Eight comsame immigrants move on prehensive immigration reto permanent legal status form bill. Most Republicans and citizenship is that a believe a policy to integrate “Comprehensive Southern 11 million currently illegal Border Security Strategy” immigrants into American BYRON YORK be “substantially deployed society must be conditioned Columnist and substantially operaon stronger border security tional.” and internal enforcement. What does “substantially” Most Democrats don’t. At mean? It could mean anything, which is bottom, that’s what the fight is about. Most Republicans believe security why lawmakers who don’t want to place must come before integration, in one of specific security requirements before pertwo ways. Some believe enhanced secu- manent legalization like it. When Sen. John Cornyn proposed to rity must be in place -- not a plan, but a reality -- before the 11 million can be take out the word “substantially” and regranted temporary legal status. (In the place it with the specific standards for world of the Senate, “temporary” means border security -- 100 percent surveilsix to 10 years.) It’s probably fair to say lance of the border, a 90 percent apprethat a majority of the Republican voting hension rate -- Democrats immediately rejected it. They vowed never to even nebase holds that opinion. Other Republicans believe enhanced gotiate the issue. Both Democrats and Republicans have security must be in place -- again, reality, not a plan -- before the legalized immi- been happy to let the public think the bill grants can move on, after 10 years, to is tougher than it is. For example, Sen. permanent legal resident status, signi- Marco Rubio, the leading Republican on fied by a green card, and ultimately on to the Gang of Eight, talks all the time about the importance of putting new secitizenship. What unites the two camps is the con- curity measures in place, but he means viction that enhanced security must ac- before immigrants are given permanent tually be in place before today’s illegal status, not before the temporary, decadeimmigrants are allowed to stay in the long legalization that starts the process. Rubio made that crystal clear in a reU.S. for the rest of their lives. Many Democrats pay lip service to the cent Spanish-language interview. “First idea; after all, it’s pretty popular not just comes the legalization,” he told the netwith Republican voters but with Democ- work Univision. “Then come the measrats and independents, too. But they ures to secure the border.” He added that don’t see enhanced security as something legalization “is not conditional” -- that is, that has to happen before immigrants it doesn’t depend on any new security measures being in place. may move forward. A number of Republicans were surIf there were any doubts that many Democrats do not support enforcement prised by Rubio’s words. When he talked before integration, those doubts were dis- about enhanced security these last few pelled recently by Sen. Richard Durbin, months, they thought he meant security a leading Democrat on the Gang of Eight. before the first round of legalization. He “We have de-linked a pathway to citizen- didn’t. And just to make it unavoidably clear, ship and border enforcement,” Durbin told National Journal. And Sen. Charles last week the Senate voted on an amendSchumer, another leading Democrat in ment proposed by Republican Sen. the Gang, called a Republican attempt to Charles Grassley that would have destrengthen the link between enforcement layed the first, “temporary” legalization and the path to citizenship “a non- until six months after border security was actually in place. Rubio voted starter.” As Democrats see it, reform must against it, along with the rest of the Gang move today’s illegal immigrants to tem- of Eight and nearly every Democrat. And even when it comes to the grantporary legal status, and then to permanent legal status, and then to citizenship ing of permanent legal status, the Gang without any major obstacles along the bill requires “substantial” deployment of way. A requirement that any of those new security, whatever that is. There’s steps be dependent on specific security simply no requirement that the border be and enforcement improvements is a non- definitely, measurably secure before starter not just for Schumer but for Sen- today’s immigrants complete the journey ate Majority Leader Harry Reid and from illegality to citizenship. That’s the way the Gang of Eight most other Democrats. Right now, Durbin, Schumer and Reid wants it. have the advantage. The Gang of Eight Byron York is chief political corresponbill being debated in the Senate does not require any security advances before il- dent for The Washington Examiner.


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To the Editor: On June 21, we had our first “Go Skate Board Day,” an International recognized day around the world and we celebrated it locally at the Piqua Skate Park. It was an excellent day for this event with close to 100 skateboarders in attendance.We played music and enjoyed the skaters doing their tricks and moves. We raffled and gave away 10 decks 2 of those autographed by Rob Dyrdek, 1 complete board, 9 T-shirts, 10 mouse pads and over 300 decals. I would like to thank all those that made this event a success,the city of Piqua,city manager Gary Huff, the Piqua City Commission and the mayor for the proclamation , Bill Lutz, Doug Harter, Parks and Recreation Department, Piqua Park Board, Piqua Power Department, Church of the Nazarene for supplying water and soft drinks, the Piqua Pool for concessions, Alien Work Shop and Parkers Sport Shop for Skate Board related products, Riddleometry for 3 Skate T-shirts. A special thanks to Matt and Tiffany Williams, Artie Parker and Al Cooper for all their hard work making the event possible , Commissioner John Martin for donating ice cream for all in attendance.All this could not have happened without the generous donation by Piqua resident Rich Donnelly for the skate park and the active skateboarders that enjoy this park daily. You can check out some pictures of this event on the Piqua Parks Facebook page, We are looking forward to putting on a larger event next year. Thanks, — James Cruse Piqua Park Board Chairperson

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Advice DEAR OTHER WOMAN: What you’re doing with your boss may “feel” right, but as you clearly stated, it is wrong. It isn’t fair to his wife, or to you or his children. While the two of you are doing “everything” together, he is cheating all four of his children of time that should be spent being a parent to them. As to whether this man is in love with you and his wife, frankly I doubt it. He appears to be more in love with himself. Men cheat for a variety of reasons, and more often than not, it’s more about the cheater than the spouse. Consider that fact carefully before wasting any more precious years with him, because you will never get them back. DEAR ABBY: My husband needed a car to replace the old one, so he insisted on a manual transmission, which I don’t know how to drive. Do you think that’s fair? He said, “Oh, you can learn.” I am 58 and nervous, and I have heard it said that many a clutch got burned out by “learning.” I don’t want to do that. What do you say? — SHIRLEY IN NEW JERSEY

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In this undated publicity photo provided by Sony Pictures Entertainment, Channing Tatum, left, and Jamie Foxx, center, star in Columbia Pictures’ “White House Down,” directed by Roland Emmerich. BY DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roland Emmerich knows all about disasters. The 57-year-old filmmaker laid waste to sevlandmarks in eral “Independence Day,” turned New York into an ice cube in “The Day After Tomorrow” and leveled most of the world in “2012.” However, when it comes to his latest film, “White House Down,” the biggest catastrophe might not be that terrorists have commandeered America’s most famous home. It’s perhaps that the action-packed film starring Jamie Foxx as the President of the United States and Channing Tatum as his impromptu bodyguard is being released Friday — just three months after “Olympus Has Fallen,” which featured a strikingly similar under-siege White House plot with Aaron Eckhart and Gerard Butler in the parallel roles.

Yet Emmerich doesn’t think the coincidence is the end of the world. “You do your film,” said Emmerich. “They do their film. I remember when there were two volcano and two meteor movies. I thought, ‘Isn’t Hollywood stupid to do that?’ All of a sudden, I was in the same situation, and I said, ‘I’m not stopping.’ I like my script. I have the two coolest dudes I always wanted to work with together in one film. I’m not stopping.’” “White House Down” focuses on Sgt. John Cale, a Capitol police officer played by Tatum who is touring the White House with his daughter right after tanking an interview for a Secret Service job. When rogue former soldiers and government employees begin wreaking havoc on Pennsylvania Avenue, Cale must step up to rescue his daughter and the president. While there are more than a few similarities be-

BY DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Matheson, the prolific sci-fi and fantasy writer whose “I Am Legend” and “The Shrinking Man” were transformed into films, has died. He was 87. A spokesman for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films said Matheson died Sunday in Los Angeles. No other details were provided. With a career spanning more than 60 years, Matheson crafted stories that deftly transitioned from the page to both the big and small screens. Several of his works were adapted into films, including 1953’s “Hell House,” 1956’s “The Shrinking Man,” 1958’s “A Stir of Echoes” and 1978’s

“What Dreams May Come.” Matheson’s 1954 sci-fi vampire novel “I Am Legend” inspired three different film adaptations: 1964’s “The Last Man on Earth” starring Vincent Price, 1971’s “Omega Man” starring Charlton Heston and 2007’s “I Am Legend” starring Will Smith. Matheson was also responsible for writing several episodes of “The Twilight Zone,” as well as editions of “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour,” ‘’Rod Serling’s Night Gallery,” ‘’The Martian Chronicles” and “Amazing Stories.” His “Twilight Zone” installments included “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” which featured William Shatner as an airplane passenger who spots a creature on a plane’s wing, as well as “Steel,” which inspired the 2011 film “Real

A rare finesse Consider this deal where South gets to four hearts as shown and West leads the K-Q-A of diamonds. Declarer ruffs the third diamond and forces out the ace of hearts. South wins East’s trump return and, having already lost three tricks, must avoid a spade loser. With this spade combination, declarer would normally lead to the ace and then back to the jack, hoping East had the queen. This would win about half the time. In this deal, though, declarer knows from the bidding that the normal spade finesse is doomed to fail. East has already

tween the films, there are some differences. The “Olympus Has Fallen” baddies were led by a former North Korean terrorist who kept Eckhart’s President Asher in captivity for most of the movie. The “White House Down” villains are a rag-tag band of mercenaries who spend their time hunting down Foxx’s President Sawyer. The biggest contrast is that FilmDistrict’s “Olympus Has Fallen” was rated R and Sony’s “White House Down,” which was originally set for a November launch, is rated PG-13. It’s a lighter, less violent occupation of the presidential palace. Emmerich said he encouraged just as many jokes from Tatum and Foxx as he did stunts during filming last year in Montreal. “You have to release a lot of tension with humor,” said Emmerich. “I personally don’t like movies that are too intense. I just don’t like them, so when I’m making something as in-

tense as this when a girl is constantly at gunpoint, you have to figure out ways to laugh in between. Otherwise, it becomes too fast and not enjoyable anymore.” Emmerich first learned another White House takeover movie was in the works when he traveled to Louisiana to meet with Foxx about the commander-in-chief role. At the time, “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua wasn’t attached to “Olympus Has Fallen,” so Emmerich didn’t take the movie seriously. He still hasn’t seen it — and doesn’t intend to for a while. “I will probably watch it at Christmas when all is said and done,” the director said with a smirk. When it comes to likeminded movies, there’s no conclusive box-office evidence that going second is a death sentence. Sure, “Dante’s Peak” grossed more than “Volcano” when it erupted two months earlier in 1997,

‘I Am Legend’ author Richard Matheson dies at 87

■ Contract Bridge — By Steve Becker

The “backward” finesse is a play that is rarely used because it is much less likely to succeed than an ordinary finesse. However, when a backward finesse offers the only realistic chance to make the contract, it must be risked.

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shown up with the ace of hearts and presumably would not have passed his partner’s opening bid if he also held the queen of spades. Furthermore, West would not have enough points for an opening bid without the spade queen. Fortunately, South has the necessary spot cards in spades to make a backward finesse feasible. So he initiates the suit by leading the jack from his hand. If West ducks, the jack is allowed to ride, and the contract is home. If West covers the jack with the queen, dummy wins with the ace and a spade is returned toward

the K-9. After East follows low, the nine is played, and, because East has the ten, again declarer is home. When the location of a missing queen is not known, a backward finesse in that suit will succeed only 25 percent of the time, since it depends on two cards -- the queen and ten -- being favorably placed. For this reason, the play is seldom used. But when the usual approach seems certain to fail, the backward finesse might offer the only hope. Tomorrow: Putting it all together.

Steel” starring Hugh Jackman. “I loved Richard Matheson’s writing, and it was a huge honor getting to adapt his story ‘Button, Button’ into a film,” posted “Donnie Darko” and “The Box” director Richard Kelly on Twitter on Monday. Matheson influenced several generations of storytellers. Among them were Stephen King, who dedicated his 2006 novel “Cell” to Matheson, and Steven Spielberg, whose first feature-length film was the made-for-TV movie “Duel,” based on the Matheson short story of the same name. “Richard Matheson’s ironic and iconic imagination created seminal science-fiction stories and gave me my first break when he wrote the short story and screenplay for ‘Duel,’” said Spielberg in a statement. “His ‘Twilight Zones’ were among my favorites, and he recently worked with us on ‘Real

Steel.’ For me, he is in the same category as (Ray) Bradbury and (Isaac) Asimov.” Matheson was scheduled to receive the visionary award at the Academy of Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Films’ Saturn Awards on Wednesday. The organization said the award will be presented posthumously and the 39th annual ceremony would be dedicated to Matheson. “We are heartbroken to lose a writer of towering talent, unlimited imagination and unparalleled inspiration,” said Robert Holguin, the academy’s president. “Richard was a genius whose visions helped bring legitimacy and critical acclaim to science fiction and fantasy. He was also a longtime supporter of the academy, and everyone associated with the Saturn Awards feels emptier today to learn of this enormous loss.” Matheson is survived by his wife and four children.

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Canning Gettysburg celebrates milestone season in full swing


Shaped by history

t is a Wednesday afternoon. This morning the temperature was 51 degrees. We went out to weed and hoe in the garden after the morning housework was done. It was cool when we started but the warm sun soon made it get hot. We came in to eat some lunch and take a break. With church services being held here twice recently the gardens were neglected more than usual this past month. Everything is growing real well. We are getting enough rain that we don’t need to water the garden. Tomatoes are loaded on the plants are the corn is past knee-high already. We are already enjoying hot peppers. We planted Seranno and banana peppers. The bananas will soon be big enough to stuff with cream cheese and Colby cheese then wrap with bacon and grill. We like the banana peppers better than the jalapeno peppers to do those as they aren’t as hot. We have also been enjoying lettuce, radishes, and green onions from our garden for quite some time. Yesterday we took Diamond our 19-year-old horse to town to get new shoes for the boys. Diamond seems to get slower and slower to make the trip to town and back but he is safe and sound around all the traffic. It means a lot to have a horse that doesn’t shy away from the big trucks and farm machinery along the road. Church services were held here again this past Sunday. We had a nice-sized attendance but not as many as last time. Our lunch menu consisted of wheat and white bread, butter, strawberry jam, Bologna, cheese spread, peanut butter spread, red beets, freezer and dill pickles, hot peppers, monster, sugar, chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies, coffee and iced tea. We also always make an 8quart kettle of chicken noodle soup for the younger children who don’t eat sandwiches yet. Then in honor of Father’s Day we also served strawberries and ice cream. All the dishes and bench wagons are back in the bench wagon waiting to be pulled to the next place. It is always a lot of



In this June 5 file photo tourist gather near a Confederate artillery piece that sit atop a ridge above the field of Pickett’s Charge, in Gettysburg, Pa. As the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg draws near the character and historic legacy of the town remain divided as hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the battlefield where so many died and development continues unabated around the site, drawing outlet shopping, restaurants and a casino. BY MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gettysburg changed the direction of American history 150 years ago, and the town hasn’t been the same since. The couple of hundred thousand visitors expected at events to mark the anniversary of the 1863 clash won’t have to look far to find remnants of the pivotal campaign of the Civil War, even outside the grounds of the meticulously maintained national park. Cannonballs and shrapnel remain embedded in a few of the roughly 200 buildings that remain from the period. Many of the businesses in the rural county seat cater to the throngs of tourists that stream into one of the country’s most historic places, from General Pickett’s Buffet to Abraham’s Lady, a battle-era clothing shop. And residents can be eager to share their expertise — and their pride. “To have one of the most iconic battles in the history of our country or the world to take place here and to have this historical heritage in our community is wonderful,” said Randy Phiel, the county’s top elected official and the logistics manager of an annual re-enactment. “This opportunity won’t come again. It’s our Olympic moment.” Gettysburg was a quiet backwater in the mid-19th century, but roads connected it to all points on the compass, including south, where the Confederate Army under Gen. Robert E. Lee had launched his army to take the war to its northern opponents. With a population of 2,400, about one-third its current size, the town was dominated by the carriage industry when war broke out, said Bob Alcorn, a 73-year-old Air Force veteran who leads walking tours of the town. The story that Confederates arrived in Gettysburg looking for shoes appears to be apocryphal, as there was

not a single shoe factory in Adams County — though there were 30 in neighboring Franklin County. What it did have was a location on the road to Harrisburg, the state Capitol, along with three newspapers, two telegraph units, two brickyards and a rail spur that connected the town to Hanover Junction, 15 miles east, and strong trading ties with Baltimore, 60 miles southeast. Alcorn shows visitors the third-floor rooftop where Union Gen. O.O. Howard monitored the fight, a corner where a townswoman used a mirror to help signal soldiers to safety and a building where some legal maneuvering by noted abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens helped an academy’s founders get their hands on a tax-sale property. A block from the square, a tiny graveyard holds the remains of Edward McPherson Woods, a 3-year-old boy who died July 6, 1863, after being shot by his toddler brother with a military musket. Edward was among several local children killed by abandoned weapons and ordnance after the armies had moved on. Another battle relic is the row of war-era houses on High Street where Gettysburg residents trapped between the lines took in severely wounded soldiers from a church that had been converted into a hospital. These days, most of the Civil War hospitals in Gettysburg — and there are many — are marked with simple red flags. Richard Waybright, 83, whose family owns Mason Dixon Farms Inc., an enormous dairy operation outside town, is old enough to remember the battle’s 75th anniversary in 1938. He heard his grandfather recall how the invading army cleaned out the smokehouse, paying for the hams with Confederate dollars. At the time of the war, Gettysburg was home to Pennsylvania College, and a small number of its 116 stu-

dents had stayed behind for summer classes despite the arrival of the rival armies. When the real shooting began, the students were quickly dismissed, and the main building — which today houses the Gettysburg College administration — also became a field hospital. College President Janet Morgan Riggs said its history is becoming a bigger presence on campus. Students can now minor in Civil War-era studies, the college runs a Civil War institute that attracts scholars each summer and, for the past 11 years, freshmen have been brought to the national cemetery to hear President Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” and other speakers. “For a period of time, we did not embrace this historical context,” Riggs said. “I don’t know if there was a fear we’d be seen as a Civil War college, but over the last couple decades we have certainly embraced it.” These days, Gettysburg can feel a bit like an open-air museum, with people walking its streets in period garb. One reason for the lost-in-time feel is the park itself, which surrounds the town and chokes off much of what would certainly be miles of suburban development. A strip of development runs eastward on Route 30, but anyone hoping to build on land that can be seen from the park can run into preservation regulations. The park offers locals the use of some 30 miles of bucolic roadways and vast open spaces as well as a constant string of cultural events, both on and off park property. About 400 such events are scheduled for June 28 through July 7. The stream of visitors can put a crush on police, sanitation, road maintenance and emergency services. The Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates visitors spent $605 million in 2011, generating $115 million in tax revenues and supporting 7,500 jobs.

LOVINA EICHER The Amish Cook work to get ready to host church services but it is relaxing once it’s over and everything is cleaned. I didn’t get around to having the garage sale I wanted to have before our church services. That is now on my “to do” list to organize all that before canning season is in full swing. I would also like to go to the local U-pick to get strawberries to make strawberry freezer jam. That is a favorite jam around here. Sister Emma has her own strawberry plants and furnished all the strawberries for church services on Sunday. She is getting a good yield. I would like to get a new plants started. My last ones didn’t do so well. I made these for supper one evening with Emma’s strawberries. I hope you’ll like them as much as we did.

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE CUPCAKES 1 quart fresh strawberries 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 tsp. salt 4 Tab. sugar, divided 1 Tab. baking powder 1 egg 1/4 cup cold butter or margarine 1/2 cup milk Whipped cream or Cool Whip Instructions Mash or slice the strawberries; place in a bowl and add 2 tablespoons sugar, mix and set aside. In another bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. In a small bowl, beat egg and milk. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Fill eight greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 425 for 12 minutes or until golden. Remove from the pan to cool on a wire rack. Just before serving, split shortcakes in half horizontally. Spoon berries and whipped cream between layers and over top.

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and giving granny’s dresses a second life? It’s geezer chic, and it’s not just for granddaughters. Grandsons covet their grandfather’s old plaid shirts or jackets or cardigans, and wear them well. Threadbare as they may be, these garments emanate an individuality, a counterculture aesthetic that flies in the face of “weathered” $100 polo shirts or $300 blue jeans that are marketed as “distressed,” meaning the manufacturer ripped or punched holes in the fabric to make it look aged. Grandchildren and grandparents share a freedom their clothes reflect. The middle-aged caught

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Nickol retiring after 29 years ■ Health TROY — Once Rowan Nickol decided he wanted to be doctor, there was no doubt the specialty would be surgery. “I did my surgery rotation last in medical school because I knew that’s what I wanted to do. I thought I would try everything else first. Nothing else measured up,” he said. After medical school at the University of Cincinnati, he spent five years at Miami Valley Hospital before joining Drs. Charles Garrity and Joseph Miller in 1984 to form Miami County Surgeons. Twenty nine years and countless surgeries later, Dr. Nickol, still with a love of surgery intact, is retiring June 30. “The practice of surgery is entertaining. It is wonderful. When I came to town, the people who were the oldest physicians around were still doing exactly the same thing that they did when they started, still had the same instruments,” Nickol said. Times have changed.

“We have to put up with rapid changes in technology; instruments; sales people in the operating room. The technology changes so fast you have to have somebody there to train you on particular tools,” he said. “The anatomy hasn’t changed, the diseases haven’t changed, but the technology has and people do better now.” He called surgery “more of an addiction than a like.” Surgeons typically want instant gratification, he said. “You separate the disease from the patient and you are ready to move on. There are some failures in there, but still the answers come quickly,” Nickol said. He’ll miss the patients and his many coworkers over the years, but not he nighttime call outs. In retirement he plans to babysit, be involved in Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Habitat for Humanity and hunt and fish. “I live for the outdoors,” he said.

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Perkins named UVMC Employee of the Year TROY — Beth Perkins, a nurse in Upper Valley Medical Center’s Emergency Department, was recognized June 6 as the 2013 UVMC Employee of the Year at the Employee Recognition Reception. Tom Parker, President and CEO, announced her selection. “Beth Perkins has a special way with people,” he said after talking about a letter administrators received from a patient following a visit to the ED where he interacted with Perkins. The patient said the positive experience reminded him of why he as a fireworked fighter/EMT and was returning to school for a nursing degree. Parker thanked Perkins’ family for sharing her with the hospital and its patients. “I have no idea what to say,” Perkins said. “I just love what I do.” Before the announcement the 12 employees of the month from April 2012 through March 2013 were recognized. These employees “set the bar higher for all employees,” Parker said. Also recognized for service milestones this year were: 45 years, Linda Guillozet and Rose Denney; 40 years, Nancy Ernst, Jackie Monnin, Victoria Beckstedt, Kay Rickey, Linda Ritter, Karen Canan, Janis Winner, Carletta Gritzmaker, Florence Francis; 35 years, Victoria Schulze, Cathy Minkner, Carol Schaefer, Donna Smith, Linda Strawser, Wilma Daniel, Vicki Petry, Janet Mullins, Diana Wiltheiss and Kathleen Jones. Recognized for 30 years of service were: Larry Cantrell, Anita Stern, Robert Blythe, Deborah Huelskamp, Marjorie Meyer, Robert Walker, Elaine Thieman, Wanda Glenn, and Pamela Hobbs. Employees with 25 years of service were: Debra Miller, Pamela Kimbrell, Michelle Donley, Gary Weiser, Sarah Jones, Kenneth Franz, Sandra Huber, Michael Peltier, Lois Preston, Jacqui Rose, Carla Rowe, Debra Macy, Sharon McGlinch, Debra Reynolds, Nancy Kopp, Karen Dickey, Christina Subler, Jean Wagner, Thomas Parker, Sharon

hen I was a medical student and learning about diseases and disorders, every time I read about medical conditions I was convinced that I had contracted that malady. No matter that Leishmaniasis occurs due to the bite of sandflies native to Africa and the Middle East. I was certain I had it. This type of self diagnosis is very common when I was a student, but much less common as I grew more knowledgeable about medicine. This is a form of hypochondriasis. Hypochondria is an “abnormal concern about one’s health, with the false belief of suffering from some disease, despite medical reassurance to the contrary,” according to Taber’s Medical Dictionary. I see concerns like this from folks quite regularly in my office. These people are what I like to call “the worried well” and often suffer with good health. The availability of information from sources on the internet has made finding out about almost any topic very easy. And most of the time the information is accurate. But what is needed is context, and being discerning about what is likely and not likely. If, for example, I hear hoof beats outside my window, I would expect to see horses and not zebras. In medical parlance, zebras are rare and unusual disoders. So those muscle twitches you might have are probably not a sign that you have ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, aka “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”). But if you’re using search engines to diagnose what ails you, there’s a chance you’ll come to that conclusion. In a new paper, Microsoft investigates cyberchondria: “… the unfounded escalation of concerns about common symptomatology, based on the review of search results and literature on the Web.” Microsoft researchers Ryen White and Eric Horvitz studied a 40-million page sample of search results (from Live Search) and surveyed 500 Microsoft employees about how they search for health information. They found that health search on the


Beth Perkins, pictured with Tom Parker, President and CEO, is a nurse in Upper Valley Medical Center’s Emergency Department, was recognized as the 2013 UVMC Employee of the Year at the Employee Recognition Reception. Poeppelman, Pamela Brown and Caterina years of service, 26 with 15 years, 41 with 10 years Marsh, Bonita Coffey, Comer. Jacquelyn Smallenbarger, UVMC also recognized and 85 with five years. Gregory Covington, Lisa 16 employees with 20

BY JIM VERTUNO AND WILL WEISSERT Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Wearing pink tennis shoes to prepare for nearly 13 consecutive hours of standing, a Democratic Texas state senator on Tuesday began her onewoman filibuster to block a GOPled effort that would effectively close most abortion clinics across the nation’s second most-populous state. Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth began the filibuster at 11:18 a.m. CDT Tuesday. In order to derail a vote in the GOP-dominated Senate, she must keep speaking on the bill until midnight — the deadline for the end of the 30-day special ses-

sion. Before Davis began speaking, her chair was removed. Rules stipulate she remain standing, not lean on her desk or take any breaks — even for meals or to use the bathroom. When combined in a state 773 miles wide and 790 miles long and with 26 million people, the measures would become the most stringent set of laws to impact the largest number of people in the nation. In her opening remarks, Davis said she was “rising on the floor today to humbly give voice to thousands of Texans” and called Republican efforts to pass the bill a “raw abuse of power.” Davis was greeted by loud applause and cheers of “Go Wendy!”

from hundreds of abortion-rights activists who packed the Senate. Davis motioned for them to be quiet and Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who presides over the chamber, warned the spectators against making loud outbursts. The sound of small children crying could occasionally be heard from the gallery. Davis said she would use up large chunks of time reading into the record testimony from women and doctors who would be impacted by the changes. Democrats set up the filibuster after thwarting two attempts Monday by majority Republicans to bring the abortion bill to a floor vote ahead of its scheduled time. “We want to do whatever we can



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Oh What A Season Spring Sports 2013 BASEBALL Lehman Cavaliers Sectional champs, district runners-up Russia Raiders District champs, regional runners-up Tippecanoe Red Devils District champs, regional runners-up Troy Trojans Sectional champs, District runners-up

SOFTBALL Covington Buccaneers Regional champs Miami East Vikings District champs Newton Indians District champs

TENNIS State Qualifiers Milton-Union Bulldogs Matt Brumbaugh, Jack Blevins and Kenton Dickison

TRACK State Placers Anna Rockets Ryan Spicer, boys discus, fourth Covington Buccaneers Jackie Siefring, girls 300 hurdles, third; girls long jump, fourth Tara Snipes, girls 800, fifth Carly Shell, girls 3,200, sixth Troy Cron, boys 300 hurdles, fifth; boys 110 hurdles, seventh Boys 4x400 relay, third Fairlawn Jets Trey Everett, boys high jump, first; boys long jump, sixth Cole Cummings, boys discus, seventh Olivia Cummings, girls shot put, sixth Fort Loramie Redskins Girls 4x800 relay, eighth Qwinton Scheer, boys pole vault, sixth Meg Wesierheide, girls 800, second Lehman Cavaliers Justin Stewart, boys 400, fourth Sarah Titterington, girls 200, sixth; girls 400, sixth Miami East Vikings Corrine Melvin, girls 100, fourth, girls 200, eighth Minster Wildcats Girls 4x400 relay, second Girls 4x800 relay, fifth Boys 4x400 relay, second Boys 4x100 relay, second Boys 4x200 relay, third Boys 4x800 relay, third A.J. Huelsman, boys pole vault, fourth Kory Schultz, 400, fifth Dominic Slonkosky, boys 1,600, fifth Russia Raiders Girls 4x800 relay, first Lauren Heaton, girls 400, seventh Leah Francis, girs 100 hurdles, fourth, Emily Borchers, girls 1,600, eighth Troy Trojans Girls 4x400 relay, second Girls 4x100 relay, sixth Nathan Fleischer, boys pole vault, third Tippecanoe Red Devils Sam Wharton, boys 3,200, first Grant Koch, boys 800, fifth Boys 4x800 relay, fifth Allison Sinning, girls 3,200, fifth Troy Christian Eagles Meredith Haddad, girls long jump, fifth Versailles Tigers Girls, state team champion Girls 4x100 relay, first Girls 4x400 relay, first Girls 4x200 relay, second Sam Prakel, boys 1,600, first Boys 4x800 relay, third Boys 4x400 relay, third Craig Pothast, boys high jump, fifth


The Russia Raiders baseball team prepares to play in the Division IV regional championship game.The Raiders won the district title and were one win away from reaching the state tournament, falling in the regional title game.


Tippecanoe pitcher Cameron Johnson is lifted up by catcher B.J. Donathan in celebration after the Red Devils won the Division II regional semfinal game for the first time in the program’s history. The Red Devils were district champions and finished as the regional runners-up.



Tippecanoe’s Sam Wharton leads the pack in the 3,200 at the Division I state track Milton-Union sophomore Matt Brumbaugh qualified for meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Wharton, a senior who qualified for the the Division II state tournament for the second consecutive year. state meet all four years and was the runner-up as a junior, won the race.


Covington pitcher Casey Yingst fires to the plate during the Division IV state semifinal game at Akron’s Firestone Stadium. The Buccaneers won their third straight regional championship this season, reaching the state’s final four for the third time in a row.

Versailles’ Haley Winner crosses the finish line during the baton during a relay race at the Division III state track meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Winner ran on all three Tigers girls relay teams that ran at the state meet — the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 — bringing home two first-place and one second-place finishes and earning the Tigers the team championship.


Versailles’ Sam Prakel leads the pack during a relay race at the Division II state track meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Prakel won a state championship in the 1,600 run to go along with a pair of third-place finishes in the 4x400 and 4x800 relay races.

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Russia’s Bryan Drees makes a diving catch in the outfield in the Division IV sectional title game against Fort Loramie. The Raiders won the game, went on to win the district title and finished the season as regional runners-up.



Russia’s Trevor Sherman slides across the plate during Lehman catcher Max Schutt tags out a Riverside runthe Division IV sectional title game against Fort ner at the plate. The Lehman Cavaliers won a sectional title and finished as the district runners-up. Loramie.


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Russia’s Lauren Heaton reacts as she crosses the finish line during the 4x800 relay race at the Division III state track and field meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Russia 4x800 team won the state championship, and Heaton went on to place fourth in the 400.


Covington’s Tara Snipes runs in the 800 during the Division III state track and field meet at Jesse Owens CIVITAS MEDIA PHOTO/ISAAC HALE Memorial Stadium. Snipes placed fifth in the event. Russia’s Leah Francis clears a hurdle during the 100 hurdles at the Division III state track and field meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on her way to a fourth-place finish in the race.



Covington’s Lane White (right) takes a handoff from 4x400 relay teammate Dustin Fickert during the Division III state track meet. The Buccaneer team finished third in the event.

Covington freshman Carly Shell finished sixth in the 3,200 at the Division III state track meet in Columbus.


Covington’s Troy Cron placed fifth in the 300 hurdles and seventh in the 110 hurdles at the Division III state track meet at Jess Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.

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Covington’s Jackie Siefring finished third in the state in the 300 hurdles and fourth in the long jump


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Miami East’s Corrine Melvin stretches to finish ahead of an opponent at the Division III state track and field meet. Melvin, a senior, placed fourth in the 100 and eighth in the 200 in her final state appearance.

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Troy’s Catelyn Schmiedebusch (left) takes a handoff PHOTO COURTESY LEE WOOLERY/SPEEDSHOT PHOTO CIVITAS MEDIA PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER from 4x400 relay teammate Ashley Rector during the Troy’s Gracie Huffman runs in the rain at the Division I Troy’s Todda Norris crosses the finish line at the Division I state meet at Jesse Owens Memorial regional meet. Huffman was a member of all three Troy Division III state meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. The 4x400 relay team — which girls relay teams that ran at the Division I state meet at Stadium. Norris was a member of all three relay teams had the fastest qualifying time on the meet’s first day Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. that ran at state — two of which placed. — finished second in the state.


The Troy Trojans baseball team celebrates after closing out a stunning upset over the state-ranked Centerville CIVITAS MEDIA PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER Elks in the Division I sectional championship game at Athletes In Action Field in Xenia. After a disappointing fin- Troy junior pole vaulter Nathan Fleischer broke his own ish to the regular season, the Trojans got on a roll in the tournament, winning their first postseason games in school record at the Division I state meet, finishing years and finishing the season as the district runners-up. third in the event.


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Milton-Union’s doubles team of juniors Kenton Dickison (left) and Jack Blevins (right) qualified for the Division II state tournament for the first time.

Newton’s Kirsten Burden pitches during a Division IV regional semfiinal game. Burden — who pitched Newton to a state championship as a freshman — closed out her career with a district championship season.

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BY FRANCES DRAKE For Thursday, June, 27, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Good news! Your year ahead is wonderful for real-estate deals. Furthermore, your home and family life will become happier and feel richer. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) In the next year, your daily pace will be busier, with short trips, introductions to people and new ideas. You will love this exciting pace, because your sense of optimism is increasing. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Many Geminis will see ways to improve their earnings in the next 18 months, so keep your eyes open. You also will improve your assets through important purchases. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) For the first time since 2002, lucky Jupiter is back in your sign to stay for a year. This will bring you good fortune and increase your poise and self-confidence. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your interest in your spiritual life is increasing and will continue to do so in the months ahead. You might explore metaphysics or seek out a teacher, or perhaps become a teacher. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Expect a popular year ahead. Many of you will join groups, especially to advocate social reform. You're gung-ho to share your ideas with others. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) In the next 18 months, you have the best chance in more than a decade to put your name up in lights. Expect a promotion, praise or recognition for your efforts. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Pack your bags, because opportunities to travel in the next 12 to 18 months will be fabulous. Publishing, higher education, medicine and the law also are blessed. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) During the next year, your chance to get a loan or mortgage will be excellent. Expect to benefit from the wealth and resources of others, including your partner. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Marriage and partnerships (personal or professional) are favored for you during the next 18 months. You can expand your world by hooking up with someone else. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) In the next year or longer, you can get a better job, better duties or a better boss. Trust in your ability to prove your employment scene as well as your health. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Vacation plans look wonderful for you during the next year. Romance, love affairs, the arts, parties and fun times with children will abound. YOU BORN TODAY You are protective of your loved ones and your private life. You have strong morals and ethics; plus you're hardworking and persevering. Because of these qualities, you are often the steadfast rock in the family. You're also convincing and persuasive! People often follow your cue, because you act with conviction and confidence. In the year ahead, an important decision will rise. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: Vera Wang, fashion designer; Tobey Maguire, actor; J.J. Abrams, producer/director. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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■ Heads up NFL alum David Fulcher to serve as a Heads Up Football Ambassador and work alongside leagues Three youth football leagues in Central Ohio have committed to the future of youth football by adopting a new USA Football program dedicated to making the game better and safer. The Heads Up Football program ensures a positive youth football experience and advances player safety by providing leaguewide coaching education and teaching resources that benefit players, parents and coaches. USA Football is the official youth development partner of the NFL and the league’s 32 teams. These youth leagues are among more than 700 youth football organizations nationwide that will incorporate Heads Up Football into its 2013 season. Former Cincinnati Bengals safety and threetime Pro Bowl selection David Fulcher will work alongside select leagues throughout the 2013 season as a Heads Up Football Ambassador. Fulcher played in the NFL from 1986-1993, primarily with the Bengals, but also with the Los Angeles Raiders. Former Ohio State and Denver Broncos linebacker Randy Gradishar and former Ohio State and Green Bay Packers running back Vince Workman also will work with coaches, parents and players to advance Heads Up Football as NFL Ambassadors in Denver, Colorado and Norwalk, Connecticut respectively. Participating league coaches will be trained in Heads Up Football techniques before leading their teams this season. All head coaches and assistant coaches will complete USA Football’s accredited Level 1 Coach Certification Course, which includes Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concussion recognition and response protocols; proper helmet and shoulder pad fitting; and Heads Up Tackling techniques, which aim to take the head out of the line of contact. Parents can help ensure their youth football players are participating in a better and safer brand of football, by visiti n g, where they can enroll their league to be a Heads Up Football league and ensure that their coach is certified.

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NBA receives overall A ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The NBA remains the industry leader among men’s professional sports leagues for racial and gender hiring practices, according to a study released Tuesday. The University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport gave the NBA an A in a report on its hiring practices, with an A+ in the race category. The league slipped from an Ato a B+ in gender hiring practices, but scored an overall mark of 90.7. “There’s no question that the NBA has been for almost 20 years now the leader among men’s sports when it comes to racial and gender hiring practices,” said Richard Lapchick, the primary author of the report. Using data from the 2012-13 season, TIDES found that African-Americans made up 43.3 percent of all NBA head coaches, and set a record last season with 45.6 percent of all assistant coaches being of color. According to the study, 35.7 percent of all professional em-

In gender report card ployees in the NBA are people of color and 41.1 percent are women at the league office. Lapchick said NBA Commissioner David Stern, who will step down in 2014, has embraced the moral imperative for diversity. “I think he’s charted a course from the time he took over,” said the 67-year-old Lapchick. “I’m old enough where I was around at the point and a lot of people were criticizing the NBA for being quote, unquote too black. They were referring to the players at the time. But David Stern was right from the start someone who said we’re going to put the best players on the court and the best people in the front offices. And I think the result is what the NBA is today in terms of racial and gender hiring practices. “It will be interesting to see if under (Stern’s future replacement) Adam Silver that leadership level continues. I fully expect

it will.” On the court, African-Americans comprise 76.3 percent of all NBA players, and that 81 percent were people of color. According to the study are four African-American chief executive officers and presidents in the NBA. There are no Latinos, Asians, or those classified as “others” in CEO/president positions. Sacramento’s Matina Kolokotronis was the NBA’s only woman president as of the beginning of the 2012-2013 season. While that number may sound low, Lapchick said “there isn’t another president of color in any of the other professional sports and baseball has only had one for less than one season. In more than 20 years the NFL has never had one. So for the NBA to have four, even if that number is down one, is still a significant statement about the NBA.” Only 23.3 percent of NBA gen-

eral managers are of color, down slightly from 25.8 percent the year before. There are six African-American general managers/directors of player personnel in all, along with one Asian GM. The percentage of women holding team professional administration positions decreased by 4.3 percentage points. That’s down from 39.4 percent the year before to 35 percent in 2012-13, which Lapchick said is a concern. The number of NBA on-court officials of color increased by 1.5 percentage point to a record 47.5 percent last season. In all, 52.5 percent of officials last season were white, 45.9 percent AfricanAmerican and 1.6 percent Latino. Of the 61 officials, one is a woman. TIDES will follow with the release of report cards for the NFL, the WNBA, MLS and college sports.

Clippers land new coach in Doc Rivers BY JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Doc Rivers will be the next coach of the Los Angeles Clippers if the NBA approves the rare but not unprecedented trade of an active coach, a Boston Celtics official told The Associated Press on Sunday night. The deal would bring Boston a first-round draft pick in 2015, according to the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because it is pending a trade call with the NBA office. Rivers, who had three years and $21 million left on his contract with the Celtics, must also reach an agreement on a new deal with the Clippers. Celtics spokesman Jeff Twiss said the team had no announcement. The tentative agreement on Sunday wraps up weeks of haggling over the deal and frees Rivers from presiding over the dismantling of the team that won the franchise’s record 17th NBA title in 2008. The Celtics and Clippers have also discussed sending Kevin Garnett to Los Angeles in a package with Rivers for draft choices, center DeAndre Jordan and point guard Eric Bledsoe. But NBA commissioner David Stern nixed those talks this week, saying teams aren’t allowed to trade active players for a coach. A deal for Garnett could still happen, but the teams would have to convince the league that it was a separate deal. The 37year-old big man has a no-trade clause in the contract that will pay him 23.5 million over the next two years, but it is believed he would waive it to be reunited with Rivers on the West Coast. He has also discussed retiring. Boston could also cut ties with Paul Pierce, the longest-tenured member of the team, who is due


In this file photo made Feb. 1, Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers gestures towards an official during an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Boston. A Celtics official told The Associated Press on Sunday that a deal to allow Rivers to coach the Los Angeles Clippers has been agreed to. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal was contingent on NBA approval and negotiations between Rivers and the Clippers over a new contract.

to earn $15.3 million next season; he could be bought out for $5 million. Pierce will be 36 by the 2013-14 opener and showed signs of slowing down this season, when he averaged the fewest minutes per game in his career. Rivers took over the Celtics in 2004 in the midst of the longest title drought in franchise history and — with thanks to the New Big Three of Garnett, Pierce and Ray Allen — guided them to the 2008 NBA title. They returned to the NBA Finals two years later, losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in seven games. But the Celtics have regressed steadily since then, twice failing

to get past the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference playoffs. This year they finished third in the Atlantic Division — they had won it five straight times — and lost to the New York Knicks in the first round. That convinced many that it was time to rebuild — a process Rivers was reluctant to supervise. If the Celtics unload Garnett and Pierce, that would leave them with point guard Rajon Rondo as their only established star. Rivers had the second-longest tenure of any NBA coach to San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich, compiling a 416-305 record in Boston

that was the third-most wins in franchise history behind Red Auerbach (795) and Tommy Heinsohn (427). He also spent four-plus seasons with the Orlando Magic and is 587-473 in all. Trades for coaches have occurred about a half-dozen times in NBA history, most recently in 2007 when the Heat received compensation for allowing Stan Van Gundy to go to the Orlando Magic. In 1983, the Chicago Bulls sent a second-round draft pick to Atlanta as compensation for coach Kevin Loughery. The Hawks used that pick to take Glenn “Doc” Rivers.

NFL rookies learning life lessons at symposium BY TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA (AP) — The NFL’s rookies are learning that hard knocks aren’t reserved for the field. This week, the league’s newest players are taking a crash course

in all that goes into being a professional athlete at the Rookie Symposium. The players are taking part in panel discussions on a variety of topics, including health and safety, non-discrimination, domestic and family life and drug awareness. The league invited several former and cur-

rent players to share their stories of success and failure. On Monday, Cincinnati cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones spoke to the players about his off-field struggles. Jones recently pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge and has had other issues that led to sus-

pensions. San Diego linebacker Manti Te’o said the lesson he learned from Jones’ speech “was to never give up.” The players took a break on Tuesday and instructed some area kids in football drills.

Blackhawks stage late rally to win Stanley Cup BY JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Two goals. Seventeen seconds apart. A second Stanley Cup victory in four seasons for the Chicago Blackhawks. Seventy-six seconds away from defeat and a trip home for a decisive seventh game, Bryan Bickell tied it. Then, while the Bruins were settling in for another over-

time in a series that has already had its share, Dave Bolland scored to give Chicago a 3-2 victory in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night. The back-to-back scores in about the time it takes for one good rush down the ice turned a near-certain loss into a championship clincher, stunning the Boston players and their fans and starting the celebration on the Blackhawks’ bench with 59

seconds to play. “We thought we were going home for Game 7. You still think you’re going to overtime and you’re going to try to win it there. Then Bolly scores a huge goal 17 seconds later,” said Chicago forward Patrick Kane, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the postseason’s most valuable player. “It feels like the last 58 seconds were an eternity.” The team that set an NHL

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record with a 24-game unbeaten streak to start the lockout-shortened season won three straight games after falling behind 2-1 in the best-of-seven finals, rallying from a deficit in the series and in its finale. Corey Crawford made 23 saves, and Jonathan Toews returned from injury to add a goal and an assist in the first finals between Original Six teams since See Cup/Page 14



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Williams, Djokovic sail in Wimbledon openers BY MATTIAS KAREN AP Sports Writer LONDON (AP) — Back in her comfort zone on Centre Court, Serena Williams delivered an overpowering statement:When her serve is clicking, she’s the woman to beat at Wimbledon. Putting aside her recent comments that led to a couple of apologies and a brief spat with Maria Sharapova, Williams looked every bit the five-time champion. She began her Wimbledon title defense with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Mandy Minella of Luxembourg. “For me, it’s the greatest moment for a tennis player, to walk out on Centre Court,”

Williams said after her first match at Wimbledon since winning the Olympic gold medal there last year. “That was such a great moment, too.So many great memories on this court.” Top-ranked Novak Djokovic also opened his campaign with a straightsets victory, beating Florian Mayer of Germany 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. Mayer is a two-time Wimbledon quarterfinalist, losing to Djokovic at that stage last year. But he was never in danger of springing another stunner following Rafael Nadal’s first-round exit a day earlier. Djokovic took a 3-0 lead in the first set and broke for a 65 lead in the second to take

control. He served out the match to love before saluting the Centre Court crowd with a fist pump. “It was a big pleasure again performing here on Centre Court in front of the packed crowd,”Djokovic said. “For the first round, it was tricky. … I think (Mayer’s) game is really well suited for grass,so it took a lot of effort.” For Williams, this was a chance to put the focus back on tennis following the verbal jousting with Sharapova over their private lives — and comments about an Ohio rape case for which she had to apologize — and she took full advantage. As usual on grass, the topranked Williams dominated

with her hard serve,winning the first set without dropping a point on her service game. Her main weapon let her down only at the start of the second set, when Minella took a 2-0 lead afterWilliams double-faulted on break point. She was one point from going down 3-0 but then won 15 of the next 18 points to take a 4-2 lead, and broke again to wrap up the victory. “I feel like I was a little rusty for some reason today,” Williams said. “I don’t feel like I played my best. I felt really upset when I lost my serve in the second set. With that being said, I think Mandy played really well. I thought she was really mix-

ing up her shots, mixing up her game. It wasn’t an easy match for me. I’m a little excited I was able to play a tough match and to get through it.” Much of the pre-tournament talk was about Williams and Sharapova,the two top players in the game who are on opposite sides of the draw and can’t meet before the final. “It hasn’t been a distraction. Like I said,I’m just here to focus on the tennis,” Williams said. “I’m just here to play Wimbledon. It’s the premier tournament in the world, of the year, so that’s what’s most important. … We’re playing on opposite days, so we don’t really see

each other.” Williams improved her career record to 68-8 at the All England Club and extended her career-best winning streak to 32 matches, which included her second French Open title. “I don’t think about it,” Williams said, referring to her streak. “Every single time I step out on the court it’s a new match.” Kimiko Date-Krumm, the 42-year-old Japanese veteran, had an even easier time getting past an opponent. She needed just 44 minutes to complete a romp over CarinaWitthoeft,an 18year-old German less than half her age and making her Grand Slam debut.

and the post it went right to Bolland, who put it in the net. The Blackhawks on the ice gathered in the corner, while those on the bench began jumping up and down. It was only a minute later, when Boston’s Tuukka Rask was off for an extra man, that Chicago withstood the Bruins’ final push and swarmed over the boards, throwing their sticks and gloves across the ice. “It’s unbelievable, man,” Crawford said. “So much hard work to get to this point. Great effort by everyone on the team.” The Bruins got 28 saves from Rask, who was hoping to contribute to an NHL title after serving as Tim

Thomas’ backup when Boston won it all two years ago. “It’s obviously shocking when you think you have everything under control,” Rask said quietly, standing at his locker with a blue baseball cap on backward and a towel draped over his shoulders. The sold-out TD Garden had begun chanting “We want the Cup!” after Milan Lucic’s goal put the Bruins up 2-1 with eight minutes left, but it fell silent after its team coughed up the lead. The team came out to salute its fans as they streamed out of the building for the last time, from the air conditioning into the summer air. “Probably toughest for sure, when you know you’re

a little bit over a minute left and you feel that you’ve got a chance to get to a Game 7,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said. “And then those two goals go in quickly.” The arena was almost empty — except for a few hundred fans in red Blackhawks sweaters who filtered down to the front rows — when NHL commissioner Gary Bettman handed the 35-pound Cup to Toews, who left Game 5 with an undisclosed injury and wasn’t confirmed for the lineup until the morning skate. The Chicago captain skated the Cup right over the crease in which the Blackhawks mounted the comeback and in front of the fans in Blackhawks

sweaters who lined the front row behind the net. Toews banged on the glass while the remaining Bruins fans headed up the runways. He then continued the tradition of handing it from player to player before the team settled to the side of the faceoff circle for a picture with the trophy they will possess for the next 12 months. Just like in 2010, they won it in a Game 6 on the road. “In 2010, we didn’t really know what we were doing. We just, we played great hockey and we were kind of oblivious to how good we were playing,” said Toews, who scored his third goal of the playoffs to tie it 1-1 in the second period, then fed

Bickell for the score that tied it with 76 seconds to play. “This time around, we know definitely how much work it takes and how much sacrifice it takes to get back here and this is an unbelievable group,” Toews said. “We’ve been through a lot together this year and this is a sweet way to finish it off.” The Blackhawks opened the season on a 21-0-3 streak and coasted to the Presidents’ Trophy that goes to the team with the best regular-season record. But regular-season excellence has not translated into playoff success: Chicago is the first team with the best record to win the Cup since the 2008 Detroit Red Wings.

Cup Continued from page 13 1979. “I still can’t believe that finish. Oh my God, we never quit,” Crawford said. “I never lost confidence. No one in our room ever did.” Trailing 2-1, Crawford went off for an extra skater and the Blackhawks converted when Toews fed it in front and Bickell scored from the edge of the crease to tie the score. Perhaps the Bruins expected it to go to overtime, as three of the first four games in the series did. They sure seemed to be caught off-guard on the ensuing faceoff. Chicago skated into the zone, sent a shot on net and after it deflected off Michael Frolik

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A prominent part of the World War II battleship USS Indiana will become part of a permanent display at Indiana University's Memorial Stadium. School officials are acquiring the ship's prow section from the owners of a California restaurant where it's been on display for years. The front section of the ship with its name will join two guns and the main mast from the USS Indiana that are now outside IU's football stadium. Athletic director Fred Glass tells The Herald-Times ( ) that the addition helps put more emphasis on Memorial Stadium being a tribute to military veterans. The USS Indiana was completed in 1942 and participated in several Pacific battles. It was decommissioned in 1947. IU plans to dedicate the display at a Sept. 7 game agains

Olympians take charge quickly in 100 free prelims INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Four Olympic gold medalists qualified for both the men's and women's 100meter freestyle finals Tuesday at the U.S. national championships in Indianapolis. The morning's prelims got off to a rousing start with Natalie Coughlin, Missy Franklin and Jessica Hardy all reaching the women's 100 free final. University of Georgia swimmer Shannon Vreeland, the fourth Olympic gold medalist in the field, posted the fastest time in prelims at 54.24 seconds. Coughlin was next at 54.33, Franklin was fifth at 54.55. Two Olympic gold medalists, Allison Schmitt and Dana Vollmer, will swim in the consolation final along with Amanda Weir, the American record-holder in the event. Four of the men's 100 free qualifiers also own Olympic gold — Nathan Adrian, Anthony Ervin, Matt Grevers and Ryan Lochte. Adrian had the best time at 48.54.

Augustana pitcher signs with Cleveland Indians SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Augustana College sophomore pitcher Jordan Milbrath has signed with the Cleveland Indians and will forgo his junior and senior seasons at the Sioux Falls school. The Indians drafted Milbrath in the 35th round of this year's Major League Baseball draft. He was the 1,041st player selected. Milbrath is a right-hander from Springfield, Minn. He has been assigned to the Arizona Rookie League.

Race fans can get traffic updates on social media CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Fans headed to Kentucky Speedway this week can check social media and radio for traffic updates. The speedway at Sparta, Kentucky State Police and the Transportation Cabinet will update motorists on traffic and parking conditions. Meanwhile, state police are advising commercial vehicles to avoid the Gallatin County area on Friday and Saturday. The speedway holds 107,000 spectators. Fans can follow @kystatepolice ( ) and @KySpeedway on Twitter to get updates. They can also join the "Kentucky State Police" ( ) and "Kentucky Speedway" ( ) Facebook communities. Roadside message boards will give updates, and fans within five to seven miles of the track can tune to 1620 AM along with local outlets for updates.

March 12 — Last day to place a July 12 — Deadline for amateur offer 2014 contracts to unsigned player on unconditional release players. draft picks to sign. waivers and pay 30 days terminaDec. 2-5 — Major League Base- tion pay instead of 45 days. July 16 — All-Star game, Citi ball Players Association executive Field, New York. March 22-23 — Los Angeles board meeting, La Jolla, Calif. Dodgers vs. Arizona, Sydney. July 28 — Hall of Fame inducDec. 9-12 — Winter meetings, tion, Cooperstown, N.Y. March 26 — Last day to request Lake Buena Vista, Fla. unconditional release waivers on a July 31 — Last day to trade a Dec. 9 — Hall of Fame expansion player without having to pay his player without securing waivers. era committee (1973 and later) vote full 2014 salary. Aug. 14-15 — Owners meeting, announced, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. March 30 — Opening day. Active Cooperstown, N.Y. rosters reduced to 25 players. 2014 Jan. 14 — Salary arbitration filSept. 1 — Active rosters expand July 15 — All-Star game, Mining. to 40 players. neapolis. Jan. 17 — Salary arbitration figOct. 23 — World Series begins. July 18 — Deadline for amateur ures exchanged. draft picks to sign. November TBA — Deadline for Feb. 1-21 — Salary arbitration teams to make qualifying offers to July 31 — Last day to trade a their eligible former players who hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla. player without securing waivers. became free agents, fifth day after Feb. 13 — Voluntary reporting World Series. Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand date for pitchers, catchers and into 40 players. November TBA — Deadline for jured players. free agents to accept qualifying ofDec. 2 — Last day for teams to Feb. 18 — Voluntary reporting fers, 12th day after World Series. offer 2015 contracts to unsigned date for other players. players. Nov. 11-13 — General managers Feb. 25 — Mandatory reporting meeting, Orlando, Fla. Dec. 8-11 — Winter meetings, date. San Diego. Dec. 2 — Last day for teams to


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Post-recession, higher ed paths diverge BY DIDI TANG AND JUSTIN POPE Associated Press Writers CHONGQING, China (AP) — Determined to learn their way out of the Great Recession — or eager to rise above the deprivation of developing lands — unprecedented millions of people have enrolled in colleges and universities around the world in the past five years. What they're finding is an educational landscape turning upside down. In the United States — where top schools have long championed a liberal style of learning and broad education before specialization — higher education's focus is shifting to getting students that first job in a still-shaky economy. Tuition is so high and the lingering economic distress so great that an education not directly tied to an occupation is increasingly seen as a luxury. Elsewhere in the world, there is a growing emphasis on broader learning as an economic necessity. Advocates hear employers demanding the "soft skills" — communication, critical thinking, and working with diverse groups — that broad-based learning more effectively instills.They want to graduate job-creators,not just job-fillers. They think the biggest innovations come from graduates who are wellrounded — from empathetic engineers, say, or tech-savvy anthropologists. In Europe, where for centuries students have jumped straight into specialized fields and studied little else, recent changes have pushed back specialization, making more room for general education. In Africa and the Middle East, experiments are moving away from a relentlessly narrow education tradition. And on a much bigger scale, China is breaking down the rigid disciplinary walls that have long characterized its higher education system. All of this is happening in the shadow of the Great Recession, which began in late 2007 with the near-collapse of the global financial system, depressing economies and employment worldwide. Today, some countries are recovering, but all are coming to grips with a world altered by hard times. Higher education is widely seen — both by nations and individuals — as the way to prosperity. Over roughly the last halfdecade, according to UNESCO, enrollment in colleges and universities rose one-third in China and almost two-thirds in Saudi Arabia,nearly doubled in Pakistan, tripled in Uganda, and surged by 3 million — 18 percent — in the United States. In 2001, global enrollment first passed 100 million; a decade later, the estimated figure was 182 million. But what kind of education will best drive economic growth? When foreign delegations visit American campuses these days, they increasingly skip the usual research universities to scope out liberal arts colleges such as Amherst andWilliams, says Patti McGill Peterson of the American Council on Education. They're seeking the "magic" that helped launch companies like Apple and Google. China, in particular, is recruiting disheartened American academics and putting them to work. There's "a weird symmetry" at work in the educational world,says Columbia University professor Andrew Delbanco, author of "College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be." As people in the United States "talk less and less about the value of liberal education," he says, "our so-called economic competitors talk about it more and more." On the outskirts of Chongqing, a sprawling megalopolis of 29 million in southwest China, stand a pair of college campuses — one representing education's past in the world's most populous country, and the other, perhaps, its future. In its mission and dreary name, the College of Mobile Telecommunications is typical of China's hundreds of Soviet-era universities: rote learning, hyper-specialization and a lock-step course of study for all. On a hill above it, surrounding a secluded courtyard, stands a new experiment, something very different —YuanjingAcademy.Here,college students take a broad array of subjects their first year, in small classes, learning to do things like argue about literature and play the guitar. On a recent sunny afternoon, in the checkered shadow of a traditional Buddhist "Bodhi" tree of wisdom on campus, a visiting Dutch

academic named Hans Adriaansens sat conversing with Yuanjing students about their ambitions, work and daily worries. Adriaansens is an adviser to the school, and his journey here is a kind of microcosm of the global movement. Early in his career, he studied at American campuses including Harvard and Smith College,falling in love with liberal arts learning. Later, he struggled for decades to bring the model to Europe, where students historically have been channeled into specialties as early as age 12. "When I started, everybody was against it, even at my own university," he says. That's changed. In recent years, he's helped leading Dutch universities install liberal arts colleges within their campuses. Across Europe, schools have opened space during the first years for broader learning, delaying specialization. "The Europeans won't say this, but it's kind of Americanizing their system," says Philip Altbach, a Boston College expert on international higher education. Singapore and Hong Kong have made similar changes. The prophet of this movement, quoted often by Adriaansens and others, is Steve Jobs, the late cofounder of Apple. Jobs called the marriage of liberal arts,humanities and technology the secret to Apple products "that make our hearts sing." Far from burying interest in broader learning, advocates say, Europe's economic malaise has increased interest in nurturing innovative thinkers. While the old Soviet system was a byword for rigid specialization, elite St. Petersburg State University in Russia recently opened its first liberal arts faculty. Jonathan Becker, the vice president for international affairs at Bard College in New York who has worked in Europe for decades, says it's no accident that effort has been led by a former Russian finance minister. "They realize," Becker says, that "narrow boundaries of disciplines are not the answer to modern world problems." There are similar projects in Poland, Slovakia and elsewhere. Even in Germany, which invented the rigid disciplinary model, a firstof-its-kind four-year liberal arts college was being formally inaugurated Monday at the University of Freiburg. The reasoning is both economic and political, especially in Eastern Europe. "There's memory of the problems of following a rigorous ideology,and a belief that following a rigorous interdisciplinary program is a way of overcoming that legacy," Becker says. Now, Adriaansens has moved to the movement's biggest stage yet: China. "It's new to them but, to my surprise, it's going much faster than it went in my country," he says. In its once tightly planned economy, China's universities churned out graduates for specific lines of work. Students declared their academic intentions as early as 10th grade.Universities often were overseen by a national ministry or trade agency. Their names say it all: Chongqing Nanfang Translators College, Nanjing Audit University, North China Electric Power University. Peng Hongbin excelled in that system, studying at a prestigious university and later getting rich in the flooring business. But he doesn't credit his education: Under the rote learning style he never learned to speak up, and he overcame his shyness only later, in the business world. "China does not teach you how to communicate," says Peng, who in 2007 bought the telecommunications college when it went private and, five years later, foundedYuanjing on the hill above it. "For a country to innovate, to be creative, it needs imagination, not a knowledge and know-how from a specific field of study," he says. His academy picks 150 students from the freshman class of 5,000 at the telecommunications college, which also is undergoing changes, adding clubs, sports, community service and art appreciation. Peng is not alone in his quest; China's leaders have taken steps in the same direction. They want China to invent the next iPad, not build the last one. The government moved toward a broader curriculum in 1995, offering electives.Recently,the movement has accelerated and spread across China's big public universities. Hangzhou's Zhejiang University in eastern China, for example,

has reduced the number of majors from more than 200 to seven general directions. There is no suggestion that the Chinese system yet resembles the traditional American one, or will soon. "The 12 years of education has not given our students the habit of thinking," says Bai Fengshan, who is leading a new liberal arts curriculum at prestigious Tsinghua University, a public school traditionally known for technology and engineering. "They simply take whatever is given. They can tell when what's given is bad, but they don't know why." Students "lack the ability to be critical," he says,"which is different from the ability to criticize." Despite the obstacles,Bai is committed to the transition. "When a person leaves the university, he or she should be a whole person," he says. Yuanjing students make much the same point. "We are adults," says Zhang Panyu, an 18-year-old student whose reading of "Jane Eyre" helped him navigate his own first romance. "We need to know something about everything," The University of Farmers is not likeYale orYuanjing.In fact,it's not officially a university, at all. U of F is a corporate training operation of America's Farmers Insurance, and its students are agents and adjusters. It has campuses in California and at a suburban office park beside the Grand Rapids airport in Michigan. The University of Farmers is not a place where the works of the great philosophers are discussed; it is a place where people learn things that will help them do their jobs and jobs they hope to have some day. And in that, it reflects a major shift the Great Recession accelerated inAmerican higher education. Michael Hoffman, 29, started working at Farmers two years ago but hit a ceiling without a degree. He's one of thousands of employees Farmers is helping pursue their diplomas. In Michigan, many shuttle between the Farmers training program and nearby Davenport University, which awards the degrees. Farmers will support degrees in a range of fields, and emphasizes that specialized business degrees aren't required to work there. But virtually all choose business. Some, including Hoffman, are in a new management program that focuses them even more narrowly: They are essentially majoring in insurance. "I want what's going to be specifically oriented to my career and my career goals," says Hoffman, explaining a curriculum focused on things like underwriting regulation, ethics and licensing.And with an infant at home,"Really,that's all I have time for." Davenport's curriculum injects broad-based skill building in every course, says an associate dean at the school, Frank Novakowski. But he also calls Davenport pragmatic, noting Farmers is halfway through hiring 1,600 new workers here. "We don't have degrees that are just there for the fun of it or because Professor Wonderful started it 30 years ago," he says."People are getting really serious about 'what am I getting an education for, and what am I going to do after?' And if the kids aren't asking, their parents are." Getting a job has always driven Americans to college and affected what they study, says Arthur Levine,a researcher who now leads the New Jersey-based Woodrow Wilson Foundation,which supports leadership development in education and teaching. Levine has tracked students' attitudes toward college since the 1960s and takes an even longer view than that. Even the medieval theologians reading Latin at the first universities wanted secure work in the church, he notes. Recently, though, he has identified a substantial shift. In the 1970s, fewer than half of U.S. college students felt increasing earnings was the chief benefit of college. Now, about two-thirds do. A national survey of U.S. college freshmen shows a jump in such attitudes starting in 2007, when the economy turned.About three-quarters of freshmen want colleges to provide more specialized career training. "There's just been a lot more emphasis in the kitchen-table conversations about choosing a college and choosing a major that is a clear path to a good-paying job," says Richard Ekman, president of America's Council of Independent

Colleges."That has shown up in the pattern of majors and in the choice of institutions." Tuition list prices at American four-year colleges rose 27 percent above inflation over the last five years. Students' combined debt now exceeds $1 trillion by some estimates.They want specialized,jobfocused offerings.And colleges have obliged: —Over the last decade,the number of academic subjects tracked by the U.S. government has expanded about one-fifth, with 354 new and increasingly specialized subjects identified since 2000. Drexel University in Philadelphia has added 20 majors in the last decade, including game and art production, culinary science and property management. —The fastest-growing majors in the United States are mostly tied narrowly to professions, areas like homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting (up 76 percent over the last decade); health professions (up 60 percent) and parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies (up 90 percent). The largest undergraduate major by far is business,accounting for nearly one-quarter of U.S. degrees. The field is fracturing further into subfields like hospitality management and insurance. The share of four-year degrees in the general arts and sciences has held fairly constant — some fields, like psychology, have even grown. But overall, literature, philosophy and other humanities have suffered. Harvard reported this month that one-third fewer students enter planning to major in the humanities than in 2006. And most higher education growth is happening outside traditional four-year colleges.From 2006 to 2010,enrollment at for-profit colleges — which typically focus on vocational education — grew five times faster than college enrollment overall. Higher education's fastest-growing segment is even more narrowly focused: certificates. These bitesized educational credentials in narrow occupational fields — offered by community colleges, industry groups and companies — are available for everything from diesel mechanics to specific IT skills.According to the Georgetown Center on Education and theWorkforce in Washington, D.C., certificates have more than tripled in roughly 15 years in the U.S., with more than 1 million awarded in 2010. American politicians are encouraging the trend of practicality in higher education. The governors of Florida and North Carolina, for example, have pushed to shift state funding away from liberal arts subjects to programs that lead more directly to jobs. On average, people with careerfocused degrees do have higher earnings and lower unemployment — at least out of the gate, according to research by the Georgetown center. Certificates also boost earnings. It's been harder to pin down how majors affect careers over the longterm. Employers who complained that millions of jobs were unfilled during the Great Recession because too few graduates had the necessary technical skills also lament that students aren't well-rounded enough — lacking an ability to communicate and continue to learn.A recent employer survey by the Association of American Colleges and Universities found 93 percent reported that capacities to think critically, communicate clearly and solve complex problems were more important than an undergraduate major. University of Michigan education professor Janet Lawrence says employers can't resist hiring graduates with focused training whom they can put straight to work.Then their new hires don't always work well in teams or grow into a job. "They're getting technically skilled accountants," she says, "but they don't know what they don't know." Four thousand miles east of Michigan, high in a verdant stretch of Morocco's remote Middle Atlas mountains, Driss Ouaouicha is trying to persuade his skeptical country that broader learning isn't a luxury. It's an economic necessity. Ouaouicha is president of the private Al-Akhawayn (Two Brothers) University, started two decades ago with support from the kings of Morocco and Saudi Arabia. Morocco's public universities follow the traditional French model of early and strict separation of subjects. Al-Akhawayn follows the

model Ouaouicha first encountered as a student at tiny St. John's College in New Mexico, which offers a "great books" curriculum based on the foundations of Western literature. Outside the hard sciences and some elite specialty programs, higher education in Morocco clearly isn't working. Here, and across the Middle East, unemployment is higher for those with college degrees than for those without. Graduates blame the government for sending too many into narrow programs not suited for the job market and not offering enough spots in science. While Al-Akhawayn is a success (virtually all the university's recent graduates are working or in graduate school), it is not necessarily a template for Moroccan education. Its roughly $11,000 annual cost puts the school out of reach for almost everyone in a developing country where public universities are free. "We don't have the financial means" to replicate Al-Akhawayn, says Lahcen Daoudi, Morocco's minister of higher education, who sits on Al-Akhawayn's board. Still, Ouaouicha is trying to persuade cash-strapped educators around the Middle East that they can emulate some of what works here and turn a culture of government dependency into an entrepreneurial one. His graduates "learn the experience of teamwork and learning," Ouaouicha says. "They learn there are different ways ... to do things." He sees some progress. The Moroccan system has implemented a small "common core" of general education classes, he says. And he is encouraged by similar college experiments in places like Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. In many of the world's worst-off countries, a tug-of-war goes on over what kind of educational system they should build. Educators who say a broad education might be the best path in the long run must contend with others who say technical skills are needed to bring their economies closer to first-world levels, especially in view of decades of underinvestment in practical training. India's National Skills Development Mission, a public-private partnership that is one of the country's principal development efforts, wants to use for-profit vocational institutions to give 500 million people tangible job skills by 2022. Yet while employers in India say they're desperate for skilled workers, they're not looking for one-task robots. "We're not asking you to train plumbers," Manish Sabharwal, chairman of TeamLease, a giant temporary staffing company, told education leaders at a conference in Delhi last November. "We're asking you for curious, confident risktakers." Rwanda is focused on agriculture, tourism and information technology.With its history of genocide, it needs leaders who've wrestled with subjects like history, politics and justice. But its 12 million people, crammed into a mountainous country roughly the size of Maryland, also desperately need jobs. "There's a price to be paid if you let education become too focused and pragmatic," says Bruce Krogh, an electrical engineer at Pennsylvania's Carnegie Mellon University who currently is working in Rwanda. But, he adds, "It's a different game when you're trying to bootstrap an economy." Says Francisco Marmolejo, a Mexican educator and now the World Bank's point person for higher education: "This is the dilemma all higher education institutions face around the world. Many times, the discourse is about getting a job, rather than creating a job." In fact, he and others say, countries will need both broad thinking across subjects and specialized expertise. And so will individuals. "There is an argument for getting specific training in the active field you want," says Marc Tucker, president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based National Center on Education and the Economy, a non-profit organization that looks at the implications of changes in the international economy for American education. "But if your thinking stops there, you are going to be outcompeted in another five or six or 10 years by somebody who did that and also got a liberal education." Adriaansens believes the broadbased approach will eventually win the global argument.


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The Internal Revenue Service’s screening of groups seeking tax-exempt status was broader and lasted longer than has been previously disclosed, the new head of the agency acknowledged Monday. Terms including “Israel,� ‘’Progressive� and “Occupy� were used by agency workers to help pick groups for closer examination, according to an internal IRS document obtained by The Associated Press. The IRS has been under fire since last month after admitting it targeted tea party and other conservative groups that wanted the tax-exempt designation for tough examinations. While investigators have said that agency screening for those groups had stopped in May 2012, Monday’s revelations made it clear that screening for other kinds of organizations continued until earlier this month, when the agency’s new chief, Danny Werfel, says he discovered it and ordered it halted. The IRS document said an investigation into why specific terms were included was still underway. It blamed the continued use of inappropriate criteria by screeners on “a lapse in judgment� by the agency’s former top officials. The document did not name the officials, but many top leaders have been replaced. Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee released 15 lists of terms that the IRS agency used and has provided to congressional investigators. Some of the lists, which evolved over time, used the terms “Progressive� and “Tea Party� and others including “Medical Marijuana,� ‘’Occupied Territory Advocacy,� ‘’Healthcare legislation,� ‘’Newspaper Entities� and “Paying National Debt.� The lists were dated between August 2010 and April 2013 — the month before the IRS targeting of conservative groups was revealed. They ranged from 11 pages to 17 pages but were heavily blacked out to protect sensitive taxpayer information. Neither the IRS document obtained by the AP or the 15 IRS lists of terms addressed how many progressive groups received close scrutiny or how the agency treated their requests. Dozens of conservative groups saw their applications experience lengthy delays, and they received unusually intrusive questions about their donors and other details that agency officials have con-

after becoming acting IRS chief last month, he discovered varied and improper terms on the lists and said screeners were still using them. He did not specify what terms were on the lists, but said he suspended the use of all such lists immediately. Lists from April 2013 that were released included the terms “Paying National Debt� and “Green Energy Organizations.� “There was a wide-ranging set of categories and cases that spanned a broad spectrum� on the lists, Werfel said. He added that his aides found those lists contained “inappropriate criteria that was in use.� Werfel ordered a halt in the use of spreadsheets listing the terms — called BOLO lists for “be on the lookout for— on June 12 and formalized their suspension with a June 20 written order, according to the IRS document the AP obtained. Investigators have previously said that the lists evolved over time as screeners found new names and phrases to help them identify groups to examine. Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee released one of the lists, dated November 2010, that the IRS has provided to congressional investigators. That 16-page document, with many parts blacked out, shows that the terms “Progressive� and “Tea Party� were both on that list, as well as “Medical Marijuana,� ‘’occupied territory advocacy� and “Healthcare legislation.� Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan, top Democrat on the Ways and Means panel, said he was writing a letter to J. Russell George, the Treasury Department inspector general whose audit in May detailed IRS targeting of conservatives, asking why his report did not mention other groups that were targeted. “The audit served as the basis and impetus for a wide range of congressional investigations and this new information shows that the foundation of those investigations is flawed in a fundamental way,� Levin said. Republicans said there was a distinction. A statement by the GOP staff of House Ways and Means said, “It is one thing to flag a group, it is quite another to repeatedly target and abuse conservative groups.� George’s report criticized the IRS for using “inappropriate criteria� to identify tea party and other conservative groups. It did not mention more liberal organizations, but in response to questions from

other lists that raised concerns about other “political factors� he did not specify. On Monday, Karen Kraushaar, a spokeswoman for the inspector general, said their May audit focused on terms the IRS used to pick cases to be studied for political campaign activity, which might disqualify a group from taxexempt status. She said the inspector general has since found other “criteria� the agency used to list potential cases, and “we are reviewing whether these criteria led to expanded scrutiny for other reasons and why these criteria were implemented.� Democratic staff on Ways and Means said in a press release that they had verified that of the 298 groups seeking tax-exempt status that George’s audit had examined, some were liberal organizations — something George’s report did not mention. Many organizations seeking tax-exempt designation were applying for socalled 501(c)(4) status, named for its section of the federal revenue code. IRS regulations allow that status for groups mostly involved in “social welfare� and that don’t engage in election campaigns for or against candidates as their “primary� activity, and it is up to the IRS to judge whether applicants meet those vaguely defined requirements. Werfel’s remarks came as he released an 83-page examination he has conducted of his embattled agency. The conclusions, which Werfel cautioned are preliminary, have so far found there was “insufficient action� by IRS managers to prevent and disclose the problem involving the screening of certain groups, but no specific clues of misconduct. “We have not found evidence of intentional wrongdoing by anyone in the IRS or involvement in these matters by anyone outside the IRS,� he told reporters. The report found no indication so far of improper screening beyond the IRS offices, mostly in Cincinnati, that examine groups seeking tax-exempt status. Werfel’s report describes several new procedures the agency is installing to prevent unfair treatment of taxpayers in the future. They include a fast-track process for groups seeking tax-exempt status that have yet to get a response from the IRS within 120 days of applying. He is also creating an Accountability Review Board, which within 60 days is supposed

sponsible� for the targeting of conservative groups, Werfel’s report said. The top five people in the agency responsible for the tax-exempt status of organizations have already been removed, including the former acting commissioner, Steven Miller, whom President Barack Obama replaced with Werfel. “The IRS is committed to correcting its mistakes, holding individuals accountable as appropriate� and establishing new controls to reduce potential future problems, Werfel told reporters. IRS screening of conservative groups had sparked investigations by three congressional committees, the Justice Department and a Treasury Department inspector general. Werfel’s comments and report drew negative reviews from one of the IRS’s chief critics in Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Issa said the review “fails to meaningfully answer the largest outstanding questions about inappropriate inquiries and indefensible delays. As investigations by Congress and the Justice Department are still ongoing, Mr. Werfel’s assertion that he has found no evidence that anyone at IRS intentionally did anything wrong can only be called premature.� House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., whose panel is also investigating the agency, said the IRS “still needs to provide clear answers to the most significant questions — who started this practice, why was it allowed to continue for so long, and how widespread was it? This culture of political discrimination and intimidation goes far beyond basic management failure and personnel changes alone won’t fix a broken IRS.� Werfel had promised to produce a report within a month of taking over the agency. Werfel said he briefed Obama and Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on the report earlier Monday. Werfel, initially named the IRS’s acting commissioner, is now the agency’s deputy principal commissioner because federal law limits the time an agency can be led by an acting official. Associated Press writers Stephen Ohlemacher and Henry C. Jackson contributed to this report.

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Three cheers for the red, lemon and blue Flavor-packed fruit cubes give this healthy lemonade a patriotic glow SARA MOULTON Associated Press If you’ve never tasted fresh lemonade, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s just so much more vivid than the supermarket stuff, much more about the lemon and less about the sugar. True, juicing the lemons can be a pain, but the process becomes very near painless if you start by softening the lemons in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then all you have to do is add sugar syrup — a mixture of sugar and water, heated until the sugar is dissolved — and some cold water. Done. In short, it’s hard to top fresh lemonade all by itself. Still, for those so inclined, there are plenty of ways to gild this lily. You can infuse the sugar syrup with fresh herbs. You can add seltzer. You can combine it with other fruit juices, including cranberry, apple and pomegranate. Or — and here is the heart of today’s recipe — you can glorify it with flavorpacked ice cubes. My favorite ice cubes for lemonade (or iced tea) are pureed fruit cubes. Almost any fruit will work. Just puree it, pour the puree into ice cube trays and freeze them. The right tool for this job is a blender, which purees the fruit more completely than a food processor or an immersion blender. Of course, you can still use those other tools if they’re the only ones you have at hand. By the way, if you want to get all fancy, you’re welcome to strain the puree before you freeze it, though the gain in

smoothness will also mean a loss in fiber. In celebration of the Fourth of July, we’ll dress up our lemonade with three different kinds of cubes — watermelon, coconut and blueberry for red, white and blue. Holiday aesthetics and electrifying flavor aside, this drink is almost absurdly healthy. Every glass contains a half-cup each of blueberries and watermelon. By the way, I used to think watermelon was a loser, nutritionally — all sugar and no substance. I was wrong. Watermelon happens to be an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of A, as well as lycopene, potassium and magnesium. And calorie-wise, it’s very modest. A full cup of diced watermelon clocks in at 46 calories. There’s no confusion about the virtue of blueberries, which are packed antioxidants. with They’re also a good source of vitamin C and fiber. Finally, they team beautifully with up lemon juice. Thinking of a bright white fruit with which to fill out my tri-color team of ice cubes wasn’t easy. Happily, during a rummage through the cupboard I stumbled upon a can of lite coconut milk. As everyone knows, fruit and coconut go together like fireworks and the Fourth of July. One of the most appealing aspects of this libation is that its flavor mutates and deepens as the cubes melt slowly in the glass. I suggest giving the process a head start by letting the drink stand for a bit before serving,

then encouraging your guests to take their time drinking. Tell them the effect will be like a kaleidoscope for the mouth. —— RED, WHITE AND BLUE LEMONADE Start to finish: 25 minutes, plus freezing Servings: 6 3 cups cubed seeded watermelon (the redder the better) 3 cups cleaned and rinsed fresh blueberries 3/4 cup well-stirred lite coconut milk 3/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup water 1 cup fresh lemon juice Fresh mint leaves, to garnish In a blender, puree the watermelon until it becomes liquefied. Pour the watermelon liquid into ice cube trays (you should have enough liquid for twelve 2-tablespoon cubes). Rinse out the blender, add the blueberries and puree until the mixture is smooth. Transfer the blueberry puree to another ice cube tray. In a third tray, divide the coconut milk between 6 cubes. Transfer all of the trays to the freezer and freeze until solid, preferably overnight. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar and water and cook, stirring occasionally, until the


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