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Getting our just desserts For the better part of two years, the Undercover Grubbers — the Troy Daily News’ notorious eating team of executive editor David Fong and reporter Melanie “Twin” Yingst — have been feasting our way across Miami County. We’ve eaten at local mom and pop restaurants, pizza parlors, international dining establishments and even school cafeterias. After all that eating, we figured we were about due for some dessert. See Page B1.

Letters from soldier returned COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Four letters from a courageous South Carolina soldier who tried to tell his family about the fearsome battles that raged around him in Vietnam were returned to his family Saturday, some 40 years after he was killed. Military representatives of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division presented the letters from Sgt. Steve Flaherty of Columbia to his uncle Kenneth Cannon and sister-in-law Martha Gibbons during a ceremony at the state’s memorial honoring Vietnam veterans. Flaherty was killed in combat in Vietnam in 1969.

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Parent expresses concern over youth playing sports in extreme heat conditions BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer Ryan Mason is like most typical 11-year-old boys who enjoy playing baseball each summer. Yet, while he was up at bat during a typical ball game on June 29, Ryan collapsed due to heat exhaustion despite precautions made throughout the day by his mother and coaches at Knoop Field in the more than 100-degree heat. Ryan was taken to Upper Valley Medical Center, and later transported to Children’s Hospital in Dayton for an overnight stay in the intensive care unit before being released the following day. Deanna Mason, Ryan’s mother, said her son was not ill prior to the game and said her son drank water all day, sat in the shade during breaks and even used cold clothes to keep cool. Despite those precautions, the heat “hit Ryan like a ton of bricks” according to Mason, and Ryan’s coach had to carry him off the field. At the hospital, Ryan had a temperature of 106 degrees and was unresponsive. “My son was not sick before the game. I just want (Troy Junior Baseball board) to understand how serious this really was,” Mason said. “My son could have died. I want to see something done before the same thing happens again to another kid. We were lucky this time, my son is still alive.


Ryan Mason, 11, who played in the Troy Junior Baseball majors for HTM Credit Union, practices catching and throwing Thursday at his home in Troy.

TROY The next kid may not be so lucky.” “Several of us parents have tried to get the Troy Junior Baseball board to devise a policy in regard to excessive heat because apparently they don’t have one,” said Deanna Mason, Ryan’s mother. According to Troy Junior Baseball Inc. board member Paul Shaneyfelt, Troy Junior Baseball does not currently have any policies in place regarding cancelation of games due to heat. “At its next board meeting, the members of the

My son could have died. I want to see something done before the same thing happens again to another kid. We were lucky this time, my son is still alive. The next kid may not be so lucky. — Deanna Mason

board will discuss whether to enact a heat policy for next season,” Shaneyfelt said via e-mail. Mason suggested the baseball league’s board devise a policy that would cancel games if heat becomes excessive, instead

of forcing players to battle the elements or forfeit. “Pee-Wee football has a heat policy where they aren’t allowed to even practice if it’s too hot,” Mason said. “It was too hot

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GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — In driving rain, President Barack Obama turned up the heat Saturday on Republican Mitt Romney in the electoral battleground of Virginia, appealing directly to the middle class to reject him as a wealthy Wall Street insider who sent American jobs overseas. Ending a two-day, fivecity swing, Obama was undeterred by a thunderstorm as he addressed several hundred soaked supporters outside a reconstructed early 19th-century tavern in a Richmond suburb, his drenched light blue shirt matted to his skin. Republicans countered each Obama visit, attacking his health care reform plan, soaring deficits and tax increases to follow. The president said Romney’s Republicans believe in a top-down economy where taxes are cut and regulations are relaxed for the wealthy. “You know, we tried that for about a decade before I took office and it did not work then and it won’t work now,” Obama told the crowd, none of whom left despite streaking lightning and rumbling thunder under heavy, livid clouds. Directly contradicting Romney’s contentions, he noted his plan to keep tax cuts put in place by former President George W. Bush in place for taxpayers who earn less than $250,000 a year. “If people try to tell you I raised everybody’s taxes, you can say, ‘That ain’t right,’” Obama said. His final Virginia stop was set for Saturday afternoon in Centreville, a

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Clinton to Egypt’s Morsi: Find way out of crisis CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used her first meeting with Egypt’s new Islamist president to press Mohammed Morsi to start a dialogue with military leaders as a way of preserving the country’s transition to democracy. Clinton voiced support for the “full transition” to civilian rule at a time when Morsi’s backers are in a political standoff with the generals who have ruled since President Hosni Mubarak was ousted last year. Resolving the impasse “requires dialogue and compromise, real politics,” Clinton said. She said the United States is doing all it can to “support the democratically elected government and to help make it a success in delivering results for the people of Egypt.” The meeting at the presidential 1 palace kicked off a series of high-

level sessions aimed at stabilizing Egypt’s fledgling democracy and its alliance with the United States, once rock-solid but now increasingly shaky. “Things change (at) kind of warp speed,” Clinton told Morsi as they began their meeting. Clinton and Morsi didn’t shake hands, at least when they first appeared before reporters a subject of much speculation because of Morsi’s Muslim faith. But the president shook hands with Clinton and the entire U.S. delegation behind closed doors, according to a U.S. official. The president, speaking in English, said, “We are very, very keen to meet you and happy that you are here.” Clinton and Morsi were seated perpendicular to one another, the American on a sofa and the Egyptian on a chair. Morsi is in a showdown with the generals since at least ceremo-


Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr, right, takes a reporter’s question at a joint press conference with U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday. nially gaining power on June 30. That move followed a decision Right before his inauguration, the last month by Egypt’s Supreme generals retained stripped him of Constitutional Court to dissolve many powers and kept them for • See EGYPT on A2 themselves.

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Egypt • CONTINUED FROM A1 the Islamist-dominated parliament, the first democratically elected, after ruling that a third of its members were elected illegally. Morsi has issued a decree to bring the lawmakers, many of whom are his allies in the Muslim Brotherhood, back into session. The U.S. has been careful not to take sides, focusing on principles instead of personalities and parties. The Obama administration has called on all sides to negotiate a path forward that remains faithful to the ideals of Egypt’s 2011 revolution. Appearing at a news alongside conference Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr, Clinton said it was up to Egyptians to determine their future. But she stressed American financial and political support for Egypt’s new government. She was careful, however, to also praise Egypt’s military council for its

interim leadership. The message speaks to Washington’s broader effort to build a new relationship with Egypt after three decades of close cooperation with Mubarak despite his criticized record on democracy and human rights. This has involved some uncomfortable changes for the U.S., including occasionally harsh criticism of once faithful partners in the Egyptian military and words of support for Islamist parties far more skeptical of the U.S. agenda for the Middle East. “We believe America’s shared strategic interests with Egypt far outnumber our differences,” Clinton said. Asked if she regretted the close partnership successive U.S. governments had with Mubarak despite his suppression of the Muslim Brotherhood and even imprisonment of Morsi, Clinton said Washington by necessity worked with the government of the time. She insisted, however,

that “we were consistent in promoting human rights and speaking out for an end of the emergency law, and end to political prisoners being detained.” In her discussions with Morsi, Clinton emphasized the need for Egypt to adhere to its 1979 peace treaty with Israel, while also seeking continued counterterrorism cooperation and offering U.S. support to help Cairo regain control of the increasingly lawless Sinai Peninsula a major security concern for Israel. For Egypt’s sake, Clinton pledged hundreds of millions of dollars in debt relief, private investment capital and job creation funds money the Obama administration has outlined previously. She told Morsi she would send a large business delegation to Cairo in September to strengthen U.S.-Egyptian economic ties. Clinton held discussions later Saturday with Amr.



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for everybody — parents, coaches and the kids.” Shaneyfelt responded to Mason’s concerns via e-mail to the Troy Daily News: “Troy Junior Baseball, Inc., is deeply committed to the safety of all of its players, and it does its best to provide a safe and fun experience for all of the young people playing baseball in its leagues. Every evening and Saturdays, members of Troy Junior Baseball’s board are in attendance to oversee all of the games played at the complex. On June 29th, extra board members were on duty, including a board member who was back at the fields where the player fainted.”

“Players are allowed to bring drinks into the dugouts and parents and fans regularly provide drinks to players who need them during the course of the game. Additionally, Troy Junior Baseball operates a snack bar that is open at the beginning of the games that sells both water and sports drinks.” Mason said her son has slowly recovered from the incident. Although he was unable to participate like a typical 11 year-old, Ryan attended the last of his baseball games to cheer on his teammates from the sidelines during the end of the tournament season. Troy Junior Baseball Inc.’s next board meeting will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Eagles Campgrounds, 2252 Troy-Urbana Road, Troy.



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free concert for teens, will be presented from 7:309:30 p.m. at Prouty Plaza in • VIEW FROM THE downtown Troy. The concert VISTAS: Come discover will feature three live acts. Brukner Nature Center’s C o m m u n i t y Free refreshments will be vista bird life from 2-4 available. For more informap.m. Enjoy a homemade Calendar tion, contact Linda Lee Jolly cookie and a hot cup of at 339-0457. bird-friendly coffee and CONTACT US • CLASS LUNCH: The join members of the BNC class of 1956 of Piqua Bird Club as you learn to Central High School will identify our feathered have its monthly meeting at friends. Call Melody 12:30 p.m. at Heck Yeah • FULL BREAKFAST: Bar and Grill on County Vallieu at The American Legion Road 25-A, south of Piqua. 440-5265 to Auxiliary, Unit 586, Tipp Class members and a guest City, will serve a full list your free are invited to attend. breakfast for $6 from 8-11 • DISCOVERY WALK: A calendar a.m. Items available will morning discovery walk for items.You be eggs, bacon, toast adults will be offered from sausage, pancakes,wafcan send 8-9:30 a.m. at Aullwood fles, sausage gravy, bisyour news by e-mail to Audubon Center, 1000 cuits, hash browns, Aullwood Road, Dayton. juices, fruit and cinnamon Tom Hissong, education rolls. coordinator, will guide walk• INSECT WALK: Join ers as they experience the an Aullwood naturalist at seasonal changes taking place. Bring 2:30 p.m. for a leisurely walk to discover some of the many fascinating insects that binoculars. Civic agenda live there. The center is located at 1000 The Newton Local School Board of • Aullwood Road, Dayton. Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the media center at the school.



TUESDAY • TICKET RAFFLE: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host a charity ticket raffle. Vendors have donated products for the Chinese raffle. Doors open at 6 p.m. for viewing of auction items and seating. Admission is $1, which goes to charity. Proceeds will benefit American Legion Post 586. Food will be available for purchase. Civic agendas • The Concord Township Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. at the Concord Township Memorial Building, 1150 Horizon West Court, Troy. • Pleasant Hill Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the township building, 210 W. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill.

WEDNESDAY • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Troy Country Club. The speaker will be Robert Watkins speaking on the “Underground Railroad in Cincinnati.” For more information, contact Kim Riber, vice president, at 339-8935. • SOOTHING TEAS: Sample an assortment of hot teas and scones, courtesy of Laurie Burns from Eleanor’s Tea Cottage, at 6 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Library. Burns will provide information about tea etiquette and the variety of teas she offers at her shop. If you have a favorite tea hat or tea cup, bring it and show it to others. Call 339-0502 to register in advance. • SUPPORT GROUP: The Miami Valley Troy Chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Barnhart Road, Troy. Use the entrance at the side of the building. For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at (937) 291-3332. Civic agendas • The Elizabeth Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the township building, 5710 Walnut Grove Road, Troy. • The Covington Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the Covington Middle School for a regular board meeting.

THURSDAY • BOARD MEETING: The regular monthly meeting of the Miami County Children’s Services Board will meet at 9 a.m. at the children’s services offices, 510 W. Water St., Troy. • TEEN CONCERT: “Summer Jam,” a

JULY 20 • CUBED STEAK: The AMVETS Auxiliary Post 88 of Troy will offer cubed steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and roll and butter for $7 from 5:30-8 p.m. • 5K SET: Troy Abundant Life Church will offers its Abundant Run 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. for $15 with a T-shirt and $10 without a Tshirt. Water and refreshments will be given before and during the race. Awards and door prizes will be given after the race. • MOM AND BABY: A Mom and Baby Get Together support group for breastfeeding mothers will be from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Farmhouse located northwest of the main hospital entrance. The meetings are facilitated by the lactation department. Participants can meet other moms, share about being a new mother and learn more about breastfeeding and their babies. For more information, call 4404906. • FRIDAY DINNER: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer dinner from 6-7:30 p.m. for $7 to $8. For more information, call (937) 698-6727. • MOVIE AT BNC: Brukner Nature Center will present a film about the life and legacy of Aldo Leopold, author of “A Sand County Almanac,” at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Miami County Chapter of Pheasants Forever, “Green Fire” explores the life and legacy of famed conservationist Aldo Leopold, and the many ways his land ethic philosophy lives on in the work of people and organizations all over the country today. Admission for non-members is $5 with refreshments included. • FRIDAY DINNER: The Covington VFW Post No. 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington, will offer dinner from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 753-1108.

Stonerock ends 34-year military career He comes from a long line of military service. His father served in the U.S. Air Force. His brother, the late Jeff Stonerock, was a graduate of U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Duke University Law School and was an Army Ranger. Both brothers were valedictorians at Troy High School. Stonerock is married to the former Abigail Gray of Chatawa, Miss., a professor serving with the Department of Justice. In his remarks, Stonerock concluded the retirement ceremony by saying “It’s been an amazing 34 years and it’s gone by so fast. The Air Force has allowed me to travel to so many places, have so many experiences and meet so many wonderful people, to include my incredible wife Abby. It’s been an honor and privilege to serve each and every day. As they say, ‘It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.’ Well, I had an amazing journey in the Air Force. My parting advice to someone starting their career? Care passionately, be genuinely enthusiastic and work hard. And, keep aiming high!”

Air Force Colonel Kurt Randolph Air Force Base, A. Stonerock, chief of staff, Texas. He earned a PhD in Headquarters, Defense public administration and Contract Management public policy from Auburn Agency, recently retired University; two master’s from active duty after a degrees, one in national nearly 34-year career. resource stratAs chief of egy from the staff, Stonerock, a Industrial Troy High School College of the graduate, served Armed Forces as principal advisat National er to the DCMA Defense director on a wide University in range of headWashington, quarters staff iniD.C., and one tiatives. in procureStonerock, the ment and son of Alice Marie STONEROCK acquisition Stonerock of Troy management and the late Lawrence Stonerock, com- from Northrop University; and a bachelor of science pleted 18 assignments in Colorado, California, Ohio, degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Republic of Singapore, Colorado Springs, Colo. Alabama, Germany, Alaska, Washington, D.C., Stonebrock also is a grade Massachusetts, California, of Air War College, Air Command and Staff Kuwait, Texas and College and Squadron Virginia. Officer School. Stonerock served 11 Stonerock’s major years overseas and comawards and decorations manded four different include the Defense organizations, including commander, DCMA Middle Meritorious Service Medal East; commander, DMCA, with one oak cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal Santa Ana, Calif.; commander, Defense Contract with oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Management Command Commendation Medal and Singapore; and chief of the Air Force Achievement Contracts, Air Education Medal. and Training Command,


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Henry and Evelyn Fugate 935 S. Market St. — Brian and Mary in memory of Tom Claypool MIAMI COUNTY — 314 Summit Ave. — The Mission: Veterans to Meghan and Ryan Clint D.C. Committee is accept230 S. Dorset, 2632 ing applications for trip No. 11 to Washington, D.C. Hasting Court — Jim and scheduled for Sept. 28-30. Sherri Barr 2610 Amberly Court — Any Miami County World War II, Korean War or Vietnam veteran who has not yet seen their memorial and is interested in attending this trip is invited to submit an application prior to July 31. Applications for veterans and one guest or family member to accompany the veteran can be printed from Veterans interested in attending this trip also David may contact the trip direcJULY 21 J. Caldwell tor, Paul Sullenberger, at • FARMERS MARKET: Downtown Troy 773-5021 or by email Mr. Caldwell is a Farmers Market will be from 9 a.m. to noon to receive an application. graduate of Miami East on South Cherry Street, off West Main

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Street. The market will include fresh produce, artisan cheeses, baked goods, eggs, milk, maple syrup, flowers, crafts and prepared food. Entertainment this week features Megan Osman. For free parking, enter off West Franklin Street. Contact Troy Main Street at 339-5455 or visit for more information. • CHICKEN AND NOODLES: The Troy Senior Citizens Center, 134 N. Market St., Troy, will have a chicken and homemade noodle supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The menu will include chicken and homemade noodles, green beans, coleslaw, mashed potatoes and homemade dessert cake for $7. For more information or to purchase advanced tickets, contact Tamara at 3352810. • NIGHT HIKE: Brukner Nature Center will have a forest night hike at 9 p.m. Many animals are most active at the twilight hours of the day. Sunrise and sunset are bustling with activity of both creatures big and small. Come join participants as the sun sets, and look and listen for crepuscular critters like the deer and coyote. Come dressed for a family-friendly adventure as we hike the trails on a guided discovery of nocturnal creatures, sounds of the night and wildlife signs. The event is free and open to the public. • STAR GAZE: Join the Stillwater Stargazers at 10 p.m. as they explore the starry night sky above Brukner Nature Center. Members will have their telescopes set up and will be available to answer questions. This program is free and open to the public. Meet in the parking lot following the night hike. • CHESS CLUB: Have you ever played chess or wanted to learn how to play the game of chess? Whether you are a chess master or an amateur, all types of players are invited at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Library. Play against your friends and family or sit back and watch others capture the pieces. Learn new strategies to controlling the board and defeating your opponent.

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EDITORIAL ROUNDUP The Jerusalem Post on Islamist threats in Africa: Speaking at a seminar of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies in Washington last week, US Army Gen. Carter Ham warned that Islamic movements in Africa were linking up and threatening regional stability. “What really concerns me is the indications that the three organizations are seeking to coordinate and synchronize their efforts…. That is a real problem for us and for African security in general.” These movements are al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), alShabab in Somalia and Boko Haram in Nigeria. Beginning with the establishment of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies in 1994 and the activation of an American military command that focuses on the 53 states in Africa in 2008, the US has taken a leading role in efforts to train, equip and advise African countries that face threats to their stability. Increasingly, the threat has come from Islamist terrorist movements. … Al-Shabab in Somalia also has its origins in an earlier period. In the 1990s, during the civil war that engulfed Somalia, an Islamist organization known as the Islamic Courts Union emerged as one of the most powerful players in the country. Unwisely, it sought out conflict with Ethiopia by encouraging Islamic rebels across the border, and it was eventually brought to the brink of defeat. In its place al- Shabab emerged in 2006. … The recent explosion of violence in Nigeria at the hands of the Boko Haram movement is also troubling. Founded in 2001, Boko Haram aims to enforce Shari’a law throughout Nigeria and has been responsible for weekly bombings and attacks on churches throughout the country. According to recent reports in Nigeria there are allegations that Boko Haram is receiving funding from foreign sources and Gen. Ham has asserted that it is now working with networks that lead back to AQIM and Shabab. But there are skeptics. … Gen. Ham’s recent warnings in Washington about the influence and cooperation of Islamist movements in Africa should not fall on deaf ears. In February and April he made similar statements about the very “real danger” that these groups pose. Recent attacks throughout countries bordering the Sahara, combined with the weakening of state power in Tunisia, Libya and parts of Egypt, mean this combined threat harms innocent Africans and has the potential to spread terrorism to the Middle East, Europe and America. The Telegraph, London, on Hong Kong powering on: The heckling of Hu Jintao in Hong Kong yesterday is a reminder that it retains its distinctive style 15 years after being handed back to the mainland. The Chinese president was in the former British colony for the inauguration as chief executive of Leung Chun-ying, a property surveyor who has been accused of clandestine membership of the Communist Party and of illegal building at his home on Victoria Peak. Mr Hu’s inaugural address was interrupted by a member of the audience shouting, “End one-party rule.” At the same time, a mass demonstration aired dissatisfaction with both the mainland and local governments. Both incidents provide heartening evidence that Hong Kong continues to play an important role in pushing for political liberalisation in China. That may be uncomfortable for the leaders in Beijing, but against it must be set the value to them of the Special Administrative Region created in 1997 — with its financial and legal expertise and a triple-A credit rating — as a gateway into the mainland for foreign capital. Despite its transformation over the past 20 years, Shanghai cannot match that record. Less encouraging is the disillusionment of Hong Kongers with Chinese rule, as witnessed on the streets yesterday and in two recent opinion polls. Among complaints are the widening gap between rich and poor, made worse by a property market inflated by excess capital from the mainland, and the ever-distant prospect of being able to elect the chief executive by universal suffrage. As Beijing prepares for a new leadership after a decade of repressive rule under Mr Hu, the situation is unlikely to improve. But Hong Kong should never despair of its influence on China that its autonomy provides — not just as a model for doing business but also as a catalyst for political change.

THEY SAID IT “Troy’s been good to us, and we’ve had such fabulous customers. They’ve been so, so loyal.” — Trojan House of Carpets owner Jerri Smith. Trojan House of Carpets is closing after 52 years in business “At first Kyle Park was just a good place to go and do what I do, but after a while I started to realize, as I got better, I realized how dangerous the park was and how run down it was.” — Tipp City resident Cody Rowlands, who is trying to get the skateboard park at Kyle Park renovated “To my understanding ... when all is said and done, Joe never said (to Curley), ‘Don't investigate.’ There was no intent to conceal (anything) by Joe ... It was reported to people he was supposed to.” — Scott Paterno, son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, on the Jerry Sandusky investigation

College is great, but some did fine without it JIM AYLWARD Tampa Bay Times When I was in high school a teacher called me in, asked me if I was going to college, and when I told her “no,” she said, “Fine, you’re in the general class.” She told me I could then leave. She never suggested — even though my parents couldn’t afford college — that I could still take college classes and maybe someday go to night school. She just said I was allowed only in the general class. I walked out kind of numb by her attitude. In those days, however, it was not necessary to get a college education in order to be a success. Now, a college education is absolutely necessary. Today, we have graduates who can’t get a job commensurate with their education. Four or five years of college, earning a degree or two, and some can still end up in a job in a restaurant. At one point in my broadcast-

GUEST COMMENTARY ing career, before I did an earlymorning radio program in New York City, I wrote a weekly column called “Today’s World At Large.” When a new manager asked me to do the morning show, he asked if I could do “Today’s World” every 15 minutes. I told him, no way. I could barely write the weekly commentary. He said, “Well, do something.” I did. I invented the “Aylward Notebook” of short, unusual items followed by a funny punch line. I gathered material from the overnight wire supplied by United Press International. At our station, no one used the wire stories except for “The World in Brief,” just enough to fill a five-minute news period. The other stuff spewed out all night long and was tossed away. I began to go through it and found what I called “Things No One Ever Tells You.” For instance, I found an item that said if you take a test in

July or August, you wouldn’t do well on it. If you take the same test in January or February, you’ll get a higher grade. I paused, then said, “You’re dumber in the summer.” The ratings went up and the show was a success. One morning I received a phone call from a professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He said he loved the show. He listened every morning and found the material fascinating. He wanted to know what college I had attended. I told him I didn’t go to college. He was stunned. Actually, I told him I did go to college, but only momentarily. They threw me out. Earlier, before getting a job at a radio station, I found a night course on broadcasting at Boston University. It cost $25. I enrolled and went to the first class and discovered it was only for professionals. The teacher began by asking each of us to talk a bit about our accomplishments. When it got to me, I said I wasn’t in radio, but I wanted to be.

The teacher said the class was only for professionals and I would have to leave immediately. Embarrassed, I crawled out, went to the main desk and asked for my money back. The woman said I had attended one class and therefore I was due only $20. I said, “He threw me out. And, your prospectus never indicated you had to be a professional.’ “Twenty,” she said. I took it and stormed out. For years after, I added a phrase to my resume, “Attended Boston University.” Well, it was actually true. I attended for a few minutes one night before they tossed me out and kept a fifth of my money. Not too shabby for a kid from the general class. But, I’d still recommend staying in school and getting a degree. (Jim Aylward, of New Port Richey, Fla., was formerly a nationally syndicated columnist and radio host in New York City.)


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Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son. His compassion and thoughts are with Sage’s mother, Sasha. — Publicist Michelle Bega

15 years, said friends and acquaintances had become concerned because they hadn’t heard from Stallone in the past day, Braunstein said. He said the employee who found the body was a housekeeper. Sylvester Stallone appeared Thursday at Comic-Con, the San Diego pop culture festival, to promote his upcoming film “Expendables 2” with friend and co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was not clear whether he had remained at the convention or had returned to Los Angeles Friday. Sage Moonblood Stallone was the oldest of Sylvester Stallone’s children and co-starred with his father in two films. He was the first of two sons Stallone had with first wife Sasha Czack. “Sage was a very talented and wonderful young

man, his loss will be felt forever,” Bega said. Sage Stallone made his acting debut in 1990’s “Rocky V” and also appeared with his father in 1996’s “Daylight.” Also in 1996, Sage Stallone and veteran film editor Bob Murawski cofounded Grindhouse Releasing, a company dedicated to preserving and promoting the B-movies and exploitation films of the 1970s and 80s. “He was very respectful of all the actors in all the movies,” Braunstein said. “You couldn’t mention a movie that he didn’t know everything about.” Sage Stallone also directed the 2006 short “Vic,” which screened at the Palm Springs Film Festival. Braunstein said Stallone was planning on getting married for the first time, and had frequent requests to work on films. “He was a full of life filmmaker with his whole future ahead of him,” Braunstein said. “He was just very up and enthusiastic and positive. “I think it was probably some sort of accident,” he said of the death. Braunstein said Sage Stallone greatly admired his father but was working hard to make his own name in the film industry. “He was very proud of his father and proud to be his father’s son,” Braustein said.


CAROLINE ELAINE GREENE pursued an associate SPRINGFIELD — Caroline Elaine Greene, of degree in early childhood education at Clark State Springfield, 54, died at 11:38 a.m. Friday, July 13, College, Springfield. She was preschool teacher at 2012, at O.S.U. Medical Miami Valley Child Center, Columbus. Development Center. She She was born July 16, was a member of the Zion 1957 in Troy, Ohio, to the Baptist Church of Troy. late Vernon and Her hobbies Josephine (Hill) included being Vaughn. She was a ceramics married to painter, scrapTimothy Greene booking and in 1987, and he she loved cats. survives. Caroline was Other survivors also a member include: two sisof L.V.H. in ters and brotherSpringfield. in-law, Constance A funeral (David) Carr of service will be Troy and Doris GREENE at 1:30 p.m. Wood of Huber Tuesday, July Heights; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas 17, 2012, at FisherCheney Funeral Home, (Cynthia) Vaughn of Troy, with the Rev. Kenny Phoenix, Ariz. Caroline also is survived Applin officiating. Visitation will be one by a sister-in-law, Antonia hour prior to service Smith of Springfield, and a host of nieces, nephews (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.) on Tuesday. Interment will be and cousins. in Riverside Cemetery, She was preceded in Troy. death by her sister, Condolences may be Margaret C. Vaughn, on expressed to the family at Sept. 12, 2011. Caroline graduated Troy High School in 1975 and


TROY — Patricia I. Meeker, 69, of Troy, passed away at 5:50 a.m. July 9, 2012, at Sycamore Kettering Hospital, Miamisburg. She was born July 14, 1942, in Apollo, Pa., to Blain D. and Stella S. Aikens. She married Ronald W. Meeker on May 11, 1974, and he survives. Patricia was a 1960 graduate of East Liver Pool High MEEKER School, East Liver Pool, Ohio. She then attended Bible Missionary Institute, Rock Island, Ill., and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1974. Patricia and her husband traveled across America doing church work, from planting churches to assisting established churches thrive. She spent two years working as a missionary at the Bible Missionary Navajo Mission in Farmington, N.M. Patricia will be rememAP This photo provided by Lt. Col. Jose Garcia shows U.S. bered as a very good Army Lt. Col. Townley Hedrick, a representative of the mother, wife, cook and 101st Airborne Divisioin, presents four letters from Sgt. Steve Flaherty to his sister-in-law Martha Gibbons and OBITUARY POLICY uncle Kenneth Cannon on Saturday at a ceremony in Columbia, S.C. In respect for friends and family, the Troy Daily Vietnamese officer who wouldn’t be? He knew he News prints a funeral retained them for so many was fighting an enemy he directory free of charge. years. couldn’t see in a war we Families who would “We didn’t know they could not win.” like photographs and were out there,” she said. Cannon and represenCannon said he’d been tatives of the Army said able to read some excerpts Flaherty had been born in from the letters that had Japan and was adopted by been released by the his South Carolina family Pentagon, in which at the age of 9, after living Flaherty spoke of the car- in an orphanage dedicatnage his unit experienced ed to help children born to and his own fear and Japanese mothers and determination. U.S. military fathers. “I felt bullets going The mixed heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services past me,” Flaherty wrote, made it difficult to assim- S. Howard Cheney, Owner-Director according to the excerpts. ilate into Japanese society Roger D. Thomas, Director “I have never been so at that time. • Pre-arranged funeral plans available scared in my life.” Flaherty grew into a 1124 W. Main St • Call 335-6161 • Troy, Ohio The young soldier said stellar student and his unit “took in lots of lete, even getting an offer casualties and death,” from the Cincinnati Reds adding, “we dragged more to join their major league bodies of dead and wound- baseball team, Cannon ed than I can ever want to said. forget.” “It’s regrettable he died Flaherty wrote at one so young. He’s history point that a “sweet card” now, he made history,” he had gotten “made my Cannon said. “He felt it miserable day a much bet- was his duty to fight for ter one but I don’t think I the country he loved. We SUMMER will ever forget the bloody are very glad to have GUTTER INSTALLATION! fight we are having. … Steve’s letters and this RPG rockets and machine part of Steve’s life back in guns really tore my ruck- South Carolina.” sack.” By 1969, the war had sharply divided Americans back home, but Flaherty wrote he still believed in the mission. “This is a dirty and cruel war but I’m sure * Your 1st choice for complete Home people will understand Medical Equipment the purpose of this war even though many of us might not agree,” he 1990 W. Stanfield, Troy, OH wrote. 45373 • 937-335-9199 Cannon said his nephew was “a frightened 2298759 2295936 young man, and who

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Four letters from a courageous South Carolina soldier who tried to tell his family about the fearsome battles that raged around him in Vietnam were returned to his family Saturday, some 40 years after he was killed. Military representatives of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division presented the letters from Sgt. Steve Flaherty of Columbia to his uncle Kenneth Cannon and sister-in-law Martha Gibbons during a ceremony at the state’s memorial honoring Vietnam veterans. Flaherty was killed in combat in Vietnam in 1969. Vietnamese soldiers took the letters after Flaherty’s death. They were turned over to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta last month when he visited Vietnam. “It’s a miracle these letters have shown up after all this time,” Cannon said, taking a peek into the envelope that held the missives. The 80-year-old Navy veteran said the family had decided to study them in private because of the emotion of the moment. “They are in remarkable condition to be 40years old,” he added. “I know Steve would be glad they are back home.” Gibbons, 73, said the family decided to donate the letters to a South Carolina military museum that is planning an exhibit honoring the nearly 1,000 South Carolinians who died in the conflict. “This way they can be preserved for anybody to see,” said Gibbons, 73, from nearby Irmo. “It means a lot to us.” Lt. Col. Townley Hedrick, deputy commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division, shook Cannon’s hand and kissed Gibbons on the cheek as he presented an envelope containing the letters. Gibbons said she was grateful to the

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MIAMI COUNTY’S MOST WANTED Gary Caudill Date of birth: 10/13/89 Location: Tipp City Height: 5’6” Weight: 170 Hair color: Blonde Eye color: CAUDILL Blue Wanted for: Aggravated robbery

Matthew Johnson Date of birth: 8/1/82 Location: Troy Height: 5’10” Weight: 165 Hair color: Brown Eye JOHNSON color: Blue Wanted for: Failure to appear — Non-support

Phillip Miracle Date of birth: 1/31/92 Location: Springfield Height: 5’10” Weight: 160 Hair color: Blonde Eye MIRACLE color: Hazel Wanted for: Failure to appear — Complicity

Scott Moberg Date of birth: 8/10/72 Location: Troy Height: 6’5” Weight: 190 Hair color: Blonde Eye MOBERG color: Green Wanted for: Failure to appear — Non-support • This information is provided by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office. These individuals were still at-large as of Friday. • If you have information on any of these suspects, call the sheriff’s office at 4406085. • Location identifies the last known mailing address of suspects.


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Christian lady. On Monday, she got to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with a smile on her face. In addition to her husband, Patricia is survived by a son, David P. Meeker of Troy, and a brother, Robert (Betty) Orr of Brookville, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Ronald Orr; one sister, Evelyn Talbet; and three grandchildren. A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Eastside Chapel Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation, with Pastor James Massengill officiating. Visitation will be from 24 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Eastside Chapel. Interment will be at Allentown Cemetery in Lima. Contributions may be made in Patricia’s memory to Bible Missionary Missions.




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LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were no signs of foul play or trauma in the death of Sage Stallone, whose sudden passing at the age of 36 left his father Sylvester Stallone devastated, a publicist and investigators said. Sage Stallone was found unresponsive in his Los Angeles home Friday by an employee and a relative, and police arrived and confirmed Sage Stallone was dead, Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said. “Sylvester Stallone is devastated and griefstricken over the sudden loss of his son,” publicist Michelle Bega said in a statement. “His compassion and thoughts are with Sage’s mother, Sasha.” The cause of death was not clear. No suicide note was found, Winter said, though prescription bottles were recovered from the home on Mulholland Drive in the Studio City area. Winter could not say what kind of medication bottles or how many, and whether they had a role in the death. Winter said an autopsy will be performed in the next few days and investigators will look into Stallone’s medical history, but a cause of death was likely to take several weeks while toxicology tests are performed. George Braunstein, an attorney who has represented Sage Stallone for

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• CROSS COUNTRY: Troy cross country conditioning for boys in grades 7-12 is taking place from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. Meet at the red brick pump house near the levee west of Troy Memorial Stadium and at Brukner Nature Center on Fridays. Mandatory practice begins Aug. 6 at the pump house from 8:309:45 a.m. For more information, call coach Campbell at 339-4616. • SOCCER: Registrations are still being accepted for the Troy Recreation Department’s Youth Fall Soccer Program. The program is for youth sentering grades 1 and 2. Practices begin in early August and games begin in early September. Register online now at troyrecdept/. Teams will be finalized within the next two weeks. For more information, please call the Recreation Department at 339-5145. • WRESTLING: Troy High School will host a wrestling camp July 23-24 in the high school wrestling room/auxillary gym. The camp will have two sessions per day, one from 9:30-11 a.m. and the other from 2:30-4 p.m., and participants need to have transportation arranged for the time between sessions. It will be open to wrestlers in grades 6-12, and registration will be done at the door prior to the first session. The cost is $25, which includes a T-shirt. Checks can be made payable to the Troy Wrestling Parents Association. • SOFTBALL: The Miami County Flames 2013 fastpitch travel softball team will be holding tryouts throughout the coming weeks for its 18u, 16u, 14u, 12u and 10u teams at Piqua High School’s softball field. For more information and for a schedule of tryouts, contact Ginetta Thiebeau at (937) 570-7128. • SOFTBALL: The Troy Fastpitch Fall Ball League, including doubleheaders for five weeks, begins Sept. 9 at Duke Park. The cost is $50 and the signup deadline is Aug. 13. Travel teams are welcome. For more info and registration, see or call Curt at (937) 8750492.

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Wiggins still in lead at Tour de France Bradley Wiggins doesn’t think the Tour de France needs a “boss” of the pack. At least not him. He says riders are equal and he’s too reclusive. But the 32-year-old Briton is taking charge at cycling’s greatest race and showed leadership on Saturday with a bold if unsuccessful effort to help a teammate win Stage 13 instead won by Germany’s Andre Greipel. See Page A8.

Dragons Lair BURLINGTON, Iowa — The Dayton Dragons climed out of an early hole, scoring two runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth inning to walk away with a 7-6 victory over the Burlington Bees in the series opener on Saturday night.

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Homer in 10th propels Cincy past St. Louis CINCINNATI (AP) — Even Ryan Ludwick was surprised that he was still up there swinging, getting that one last try to end the game. Moments later, he was in the middle of a joyous scrum at home plate. Ludwick fouled off three tough pitches to extend his at-bat, then homered in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals for their fifth straight win. “He was 0-2, but that’s what the game’s about,” manager Dusty Baker said. “Battle, battle, battle, foul one off and hope you get one to drive and he did.” Cincinnati’s surge has moved it back into first place in the NL Central. The Reds have matched their season high at 11 games over .500. Ludwick got two strikes to start his at-bat against Victor Marte (2-2), brought into the game to face him. He then fouled off three tough pitches, including a fastball that nearly got the best of him.

“I don’t know how I got to it,” Ludwick said. He took three pitches out of the strike zone, working the count full. Then, he figured on a slider and nailed it, sending a line drive to left that barely cleared the wall for the Reds’ third game-ending homer of the season. In any other ballpark, it might have been no more than a double. At Great American, it was a gameender. “I didn’t know it was going to get out because he hit it on such a line,” Reds starter Mike Leake said. “He put a great at-bat together there at the end.” Ludwick’s 13th homer made a winner out of Sam LeCure (3-2), who pitched a perfect 10th inning. It was especially satisfying for Ludwick, a former Cardinal. “I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t,” said Ludwick, who played for St. AP PHOTO Louis from 2007-10. “I have a lot of Cincinnati Reds’ Ryan Ludwick watches his game-winrespect for them. I was with them a ning home run in the 10th inning of a baseball game

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have filled a hole in their infield on Saturday by acquiring minor league shortstop Paul Janish in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds. Minor league pitcher Todd Redmond was dealt to Cincinnati. The Braves lost starting shortstop Andrelton Simmons to a broken right little finger last Sunday, and the rookie is likely to miss at least four weeks. Janish, 29, has a .221 batting average with seven homers and 70 RBIs in 324 big league games. “He’s a proven defensive talent,” Atlanta general manager Frank Wren said. “And we felt like, for our club, that was the most important aspect of the acquisition.” Janish has a .981 fielding percentage in 283 career games at shortstop and is expected to start Sunday against the New York Mets. Janish has spent the entire season at Triple-A Louisville, hitting .237 in 49 games at Louisville. Wren said the Braves had a list of three or four guys they were scouting since Simmons’ injury. Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated that rookie Tyler Pastornicky, who was recalled from Triple-A Richmond before Saturday’s game, was not a candidate to reclaim the job he lost due to weak defense on May 31. Redmond, 27, is 69-56 with a 3.57 ERA in eight minor league PHOTO COURTESY OF LEE WOOLERY/SPEEDSHOT PHOTO seasons. The right-hander, who Troy’s Phebe Kuo performs during the pre-juvenile competition at the Troy Skate Club Summer was assigned to Louisville, went 6Competition on Saturday at Hobart Arena in Troy. 6 with a 3.58 ERA in 18 starts for Triple-A Gwinnett this season.

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Indians’ Jimenez roughed up in defeat TORONTO (AP) — It wasn’t just one thing that went wrong Saturday for Cleveland pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, it was everything. Edwin Encarnacion hit two home runs, Yunel Escobar also went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays used an eight-run third inning to beat the Indians, 11-9. Encarnacion and Escobar both hit two-run shots in Toronto’s highest-scoring inning of the season. The Blue Jays had eight hits in the inning, six of them for extra bases. Jimenez matched a career high by allowing eight earned runs and was chased after just 2 1-3 innings, his shortest start of the season. “Everything was wrong today,” Jimenez said. “I couldn’t

get my pitches over the plate. I was falling behind in the count and then once I tried to get in, they took advantage of it. It was a really bad day.” Jimenez (8-8) allowed seven hits, including two homers and four doubles. “Obviously, Ubaldo didn’t have it today,” Indians manager Manny Acta said. “He’s human. He had seven quality starts in a row for us and he had a bad one today.” Shelley Duncan, Michael Brantley and Casey Kotchman homered for the Indians. Down 10-2 early, Cleveland made it close with a five-run eighth before right fielder Jose Bautista made a nice catch with two on to end the inning. “I liked the way we ended up

making them bring the closer in in the eighth inning,” Acta said. “The guys battled and had some good at-bats late in the game. Unfortunately, pitching is the name of the game and we just didn’t pitch.” Encarnacion’s second homer was a 448-foot solo drive to leftcenter off Jeremy Accardo in the fifth, a drive that landed in the third-deck restaurant. The home runs were the 24th and 25th of the season for Encarnacion, who signed a three-year, $29 million contract extension over the AllStar break. It was his first multihomer game of the season and the eighth of his career. “He always had a lot of power and this year he’s taking advantage when pitchers fall behind in the count,” Jimenez said. “If you

make a mistake, he’s making you pay for it.” Adam Lind had four hits and drove in four runs for the Blue Jays. “Just an outstanding offensive day,” Blue Jays manager John Farrell said. “It turned out once again we needed every run that was scored.” Aaron Laffey (1-1) worked five innings for his first victory since Sept. 17, 2011, when he beat Toronto while pitching in relief for the New York Yankees. The left-hander allowed four runs and eight hits, walked three and struck out four. Casey Janssen got the final four outs for his 13th save in 14 chances.

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Indians J.P. Arencibia chased Jimenez with an RBI double and Brett Lawrie greeted reliever Scott Barnes with a first-pitch double to right. Four batters later, Lind capped the inning by grounding a two-run single. Duncan started Cleveland’s comeback effort with a two-run homer to left in the fourth that made it 10-4. Trailing 11-4 after Encarnacion’s second homer, the Indians fought back against Jesse Chavez in the eighth. Carlos Santana walked and Brantley followed with a two-run shot.

Carpenter replaced Chavez and got two outs, then issued back-to-back walks to Asdrubal Cabrera and Jason Kipnis. Janssen came on to face pinch hitter Travis Hafner, who lined an RBI single. Santana followed with a sinking liner, but Bautista ended the rally with a sliding catch, similar to the one he made to retire Milwaukee’s Ryan AP PHOTO Braun in Tuesday night’s Cleveland Indians pitcher Scott Barnes works All-Star game. NOTES: Toronto OF against the Toronto Blue Jays during the third Rajai Davis threw out inning of a baseball game on Saturday in Toronto. Kipnis at home plate for Duncan singled and by homering. the final out of the fifth. Kotchman chased Chavez Rookie Drew ‌ Brantley had three

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Scola tempting for Cavs


By the Associated Press The Houston Rockets are chasing a dream. They are franticly trying to get their hands on Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard. How desperate are they? On Friday they used their amnesty provision on forward/center Luis Scola, generally considered their best player. This isn’t a player like Baron Davis, who was on his last leg when the Cavaliers used their amnesty provision on him in December. The 6-foot-9, 245-pound Scola averaged 15.5 points and 6.5 rebounds and shot 49.1 percent from the field in all 66 games for the Rockets last season. The Cavs have been hoarding salary-cap space, which is a great asset in the NBA. These are the kinds of players for which a team hoards space. If the Cavs submit a claim on Scola, a 32-yearbig man from old Argentina, it would go against the grain of their rebuilding plan. That’s why they probably won’t go after Scola. It would curtail Tristan Thompson’s and Tyler Zeller’s development, because Scola is a far better player. One could make a case he’d be their best big, which is saying something with a healthy Anderson Varejao on the roster. Adding a player of his caliber would speed up their rebuilding process. The Cavs want to acquire one more high draft pick in


Houston Rockets’ Luis Scola runs up the court during an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles on March 17. The Rockets waived Scola on Friday, clearing more salary space with a major move in mind. 2013. This upcoming season is all about developing the youngsters — Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, Tyler Zeller and Thompson. They might want to add a player like Scola this time next year. Signing him now would take valuable minutes away from Thompson and Zeller. And what would be the incentive? The Cavs are still probably not a playoff team. On the other hand, they’ve been a fan of Scola’s for years, ever since former Cavs general manager Danny Ferry tried to acquire his rights from the San Antonio Spurs. Scola is a relentless offensive machine, and he

attacks the basket with a vengeance. He could be had for a bargain price, reportedly $3.4 million a year for three seasons — a little more than $10 million total. The Rockets must still pay him the $21 million left on the three years left on his contract. The advantage they’ve gained is that his deal comes off their salary cap. Teams have until today to make a claim. For the Cavs, Scola is very tempting. He’d clearly make them a better team. Players like him don’t become available every day. For now, though, I’d have to guess they’ll pass on the opportunity.


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Sunday, July 15, 2012



■ Cycling

■ Athletics

Taking charge Wiggins retains yellow jersey for 7th straight day LE CAP D’AGDE, France (AP) — Bradley Wiggins doesn’t think the Tour de France needs a “boss” of the pack. At least not him. He says riders are equal and he’s too reclusive. But the 32-year-old Briton is taking charge at cycling’s greatest race and showed leadership on Saturday with a bold if unsuccessful effort to help a teammate win Stage 13 instead won by Germany’s Andre Greipel. Wiggins finished the windy and flat 217-kilometer (134.8-mile) ride from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Le Cap d’Agde on the Mediterranean with his top rivals to retain the yellow jersey for a seventh straight day. Greipel, who turns 30 on Monday, earned his third stage victory this Tour a photo finish showed he won by half a wheel’s length ahead of Slovakian rider Peter Sagan. Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway was third. Just seconds earlier, Wiggins, with Sky teammate Boasson Hagen on his back wheel, led a speeding bunch of riders around a sharp final bend to overtake two breakaway riders, hoping to set up the Norwegian for a win. Instead, a crafty Greipel seeing the Wiggins setup in the works held close to Boasson Hagen, and then outsprinted him in the final few-hundred yards to the line. In Tour lore, such bold displays are unusual from the bearer of the yellow jersey. Wiggins had his reasons: It’s safer to stay in front of possible trouble in the frenzied pack, and he owed one to Boasson Hagen. “I tried to repay Edvald in some way, because he’s been solid this Tour for me and all season,” said Wiggins, noting that the Norwegian had been there


Bradley Wiggins, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, rides in the pack during the 13th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 217 kilometers (134.8 miles) with start in Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux and finish in Le Cap D'Agde, France on Saturday. to escort him in the Alps earlier this week. Cycling experts have pointed to riders over the years who have dominated the pack, or peloton, with attributes of teamwork, willpower and race mastery, among others earning them the “boss” moniker. The most recent examples are Lance Armstrong, the retired seven-time champion, and two-time Tour winner Alberto Contador of Spain who is still competing but is missing the Tour over a doping ban linked to the 2010 race. Many believe that Wiggins is well-positioned to become the first Briton to take home the yellow jersey after the Tour ends on July

22. But he says it’s not his style to be the dominant force in the pack. “I don’t think it’s important for the peloton to have a boss, ‘cause I think we should all have our own voice, and I’ve never thought that anybody should be above anybody else,” he said. “At the end of the day, we’re all equals. I think in the past, when there have been bosses and that, it’s more through fear than respect it’s certainly something that I have sensed, anyway.” For Wiggins, it may be just a question of personality. “In terms of being a boss, it’s not something I’m going to stand in front” to do, he

said. “I’m a bit too much of a recluse for that.” Wiggins also spoke Saturday about the “respect” fellow riders have for the yellow jersey bearer. After Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali took badly to a seeming glare from Wiggins at the finish of Stage 10. The next day, the Briton patched things up, with a pat on Nibali’s back after a punishing day in the Alps. Wiggins earned more respect Saturday. “I was impressed by the way Bradley worked for Boasson Hagen in the stage finale, especially with the sharp curve towards the end,” said Nibali, seen as a top contender for the yellow jersey.

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Keselowski wins Nationwide race LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Brad Keselowski slipped in front when Kevin Harvick got into a traffic jam. Then Harvick got mad. Keselowski took the checkered flag in Saturday’s Nationwide race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway while Harvick fumed about the inexperienced driver who got in his way even though she had been lapped. “It’s somebody who shouldn’t be on the racetrack, who has no clue what they’re doing in the race car,” Harvick said, directing his anger at Amber Cope. “She wants to be Danica Patrick, but she can’t hold her helmet.” Keselowski capitalized when Harvick was forced to slow down with about 21 laps left in the 200-mile race at the one-mile oval, pulling ahead and winning by about six car lengths. “I caught a little bit of a break in traffic,” Keselowski said, “but that’s the way it goes.”

The pole-sitter had lost the lead to Harvick at about the 150th lap when Patrick’s Chevrolet bumped Jason Bowles’ Toyota, bringing out the yellow flag. When the race restarted, Harvick shot in front. Would Keselowski have won if Harvick and Cope hadn’t slowed down like a pair of rush-hour commuters? “There’s no way of really knowing that. The odds were probably not in my favor,” Keselowski said. “You catch good breaks and bad breaks. It was a bad break for us when the yellow came out to begin with.” The 28-year-old Cope is one of the twin nieces of Derrike Cope, who won the Daytona 500 in 1990. Her only other race in the Nationwide series was in May at the Iowa Speedway where she was sent off the track on the 203rd lap of the 250-lap race for driving too slowly. On Saturday, Harvick


Brad Keselowski celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. couldn’t figure out where she was going as he tried to get by her while she was far out of contention. “You’ve got to make a decision off of what direction the car was going and (her car) was going up (the high side of) the race track and I committed to the bot-

tom and it committed to the bottom, too,” he said. Keselowski led for the most laps, 131. Now he’d like to make it a double when he competes today in the Sprint Cup, where he’s ninth in the standings with three wins, tied for the most with Tony Stewart.

■ Golf

Langer in lead at U.S. Senior Open LAKE ORION, Mich. (AP) — Fred Couples joked that someone will have to close with a 60 to catch Bernhard Langer at the U.S. Senior Open. That might not be low enough. Langer shot a 6-under 64 on Saturday to move to 10 under for the tournament, putting him ahead of a bigname field by four strokes. “That’s not a huge lead,” he insisted. “That can disappear in no time. I’m going to have to get out there and

shoot under par. That’s my goal. “If I go 2 under or 3 under, it will be very difficult for anyone to catch me. And if they do, they deserve to win.” The two-time Masters champion opened with three straight birdies and eight in 12 holes at Indianwood, a course with tight and unforgiving fairways and undulating greens. “He didn’t win two Masters by luck,” said Corey

Pavin, who was in a fiveway tie for second place. “He’s an exceptionally good player, very methodical.” Langer didn’t miss a green in regulation during the third round until the par-3 No. 13, where a double bogey cut his cushion to three shots. He bounced back with a birdie at 15 before giving that stroke back with a bogey at 18. Pavin, Tom Lehman, Roger Chapman, John Huston and Tom Pernice Jr. were at 6-under 204.

• John Deere SILVIS, Ill. — Troy Matteson shot a 5-under 66 Saturday to take a threeshot lead into the final round at the John Deere Classic. Steve Stricker, who also shot a 66, sits in second place at 15 under in his quest for a fourth straight tournament title. Stricker birdied four straight holes beginning at the 14th, but bogeyed the par-4 18th, stubbing a chip shot and missing a 15-footer for par.

Sports, coaches hold sway at several colleges COLUMBUS (AP) — It was a throwaway line, intended to lighten the mood after an ominous revelation by one of the most decorated college football programs in the land. Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee had just heard his head football coach, Jim Tressel, concede that he had reason to believe several star players were taking money and free tattoos from a suspected drug dealer and yet he had told no one. Tressel started most of those players throughout the 2010 season and a bowl game anyway, failing to alert anyone in authority a clear violation of NCAA rules and his own contract. Gee, an endowment rainmaker wearing his trademark bow tie, jumped in to defend Tressel and then, asked if he had considered firing his coach, uttered an off-hand crack. “Let me just be very clear,” Gee said with a grin, “I’m just hopeful the coach doesn’t dismiss me.” The joke fell flat, but echoed around the country. It confirmed what many already believed about the balance of power in college sports today: some football teams run universities, not the other way around. Now that has been underscored by the independent report former FBI Director Louis Freeh issued on Thursday. The report said Penn State officials, including widely admired coach Joe Paterno and the university president, protected their cash-cow football program instead of young boys who were assaulted by former Nittany Lions assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The report indicated a clear choice was made by those running the school. “The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized,” Freeh said. Freeh’s report said that Paterno and other officials hushed up allegations against Sandusky for fear of bad publicity and, by implication, all that bad publicity could bring a loss of power, prestige, fame and money. “People have attached a $50-million price tag on Penn State football,” said Dan Lebowitz, executive director of Sport In Society at Northeastern University. “Obviously, people made an egregious decision to err on the side of the $50 million rather than on the side of the rights of children.” To those who may be shocked the situation in State College got so out of hand, people who study sports have a message: Don’t be so surprised. College coaches and their teams bring in truckloads of cash, feeding a beast that sometimes overwhelms many of the loftier goals of a university. Examples have been around since the first leather helmet, but seem to have multiplied in recent years. “In these small towns, in these bubbles, the main thing is these sports teams and the coaches,” said Murray Sperber, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of several books on the negative effects of big-time sports on higher education. “I can’t believe people didn’t know, but they didn’t want to know. So there were huge amounts of deniability.” The Penn State debacle is just the latest example of problems that skeptics blame on the culture of major-college athletics. Ohio State ultimately vacated all its wins from that 2010 season, including a Sugar Bowl victory over Arkansas. Tressel was forced out for his actions, though fans still held a pep rally supporting him at his house. He has now landed at the University of Akron, as a vice president outside of athletics. Southern California was hammered by the NCAA for allowing an agent to pay Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush and his family. The Trojans lost their 2004 BCS national title, 30 scholarships and two years of bowl eligibility. And yet the penal-

ties may ultimately amount to a speed bump for USC, which is expected to contend for a national championship this season as it returns to bowl eligibility. Dozens of Miami Hurricanes took money from a shady booster now in prison for running a pyramid scheme. The payouts and gifts went on for years, and the NCAA is still investigating the case. How does all this happen? The answer can be found partly in packed stadiums on autumn Saturdays. Two weeks after Sandusky was charged last November, for instance, Penn State beat an Ohio State team still under the shadow of the “Tattoo U” scandal before a sellout crowd of more than 105,000 people in Columbus. Neither scandal could stop the passion of fans, whose love for their schools brings in not millions but billions of dollars across the country, paying for other sports, building natatoriums and rec centers, and luring the coaches who win with salaries of as much as $6 million for 12 games each fall. Those same coaches including Paterno, who won a major-college record 409 games have incredible power and must police themselves to do the right thing. Sometimes there are few other checks. In the Freeh report, a janitor at Penn State told investigators why he did not report an incident in 2000 when a colleague saw Sandusky molesting a boy in a Penn State shower room. “(It) would have been like going against the President of the United States in my eyes,” he said. “I know Paterno has so much power, if he wanted to get rid of someone, I would have been gone.” The janitor, who was not identified, added that “football runs this University” and that the “the University would have closed ranks to protect the football program at all costs.” Many in the community did close ranks last year. When Paterno’s job was in peril, students rallied at his home and then poured into the street after he was fired. Somewhere along the way, Penn State’s officials apparently lost their way, the Freeh report said. At some point, maintaining King Football and keeping the machine running overtook the most basic human emotions. Bobby Bowden, the retired Florida State coach who is second to Paterno in all-time wins at the Division I level and whose team was sanctioned for a major academic cheating scandal said he thinks the Sandusky case will spark new vigilance, particularly around child abuse. “I think it has awakened everybody in the country. I don’t think there is a college professor, a college administrator or college coach that has seen what’s happened who wouldn’t say this must never happen again,” he said. “You can’t let things like this slide by.” The feeling was much the same in Columbus, where the Buckeyes will not be eligible for a bowl game this season. “Creating an environment where everyone is empowered to communicate, share and report any incident, real or perceived, is important,” Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said. Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon maintains it is possible to run big-time athletic programs specifically football teams and avoid letting it get too big, partly by using tight campus communities not to insulate but to keep close tabs on what’s happening. “These programs are not spread out over large expanses of geography, there are a limited number of people connected and they’re typically a short walk from the administration office,” Brandon said. “There’s no reason in the world that big-time college football programs can’t have the appropriate controls. It doesn’t mean there can’t be problems from time to time, but there’s no reason the model can’t be properly supervised like any other organization.”



Sunday, July 15, 2012


■ Olympics

Phelps, Bolt unlikely to be as dominant as 2008 By the Associated Press Michael Phelps, in the pool, raising a fist. Usain Bolt, on the track, slapping his chest. They are the two indelible images of the 2008 Beijing Olympics celebration after celebration of gold medals and world records by the American swimmer and the Jamaican sprinter. Because of what they did four years ago, all eyes will be on them when they return to their sports’ biggest stages during the London Games, which open July 27. Unbeatable then, they’re not expected to overwhelm the rest of the world and the

clock quite the same way this time. And each one likely faces a strong challenge from a teammate. Phelps, who eclipsed Mark Spitz’s record total with eight gold medals, now must worry about being faster than Ryan Lochte. Bolt, the first man to break world records while winning the 100 and 200 meters and 400 relay at the same Olympic track meet, must be wary of what times Yohan Blake will produce. “I actually think it’s a very similar parallel between Phelps and Bolt because I feel like the competition is closer. It’s not a question of whether they’re not going to do well at the

Olympic Games. They are. It’s a question of whether the pack has gotten a lot closer to both of them,” said Ato Boldon, a sprinter who won four medals for Trinidad and Tobago over two Summer Games and will be part of NBC’s broadcasts from the 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium. Lochte repeatedly has said he feels these Olympics are “my time,” and at last year’s world championships showed he wasn’t intimidated by Phelps, beating him twice in head-to-head meets. Then again, Phelps figures to be in better form at London, and he sent an undeniable message to his biggest rival by beating him

in three out of four events at the U.S. trials last month. “We both hate to lose to one another,” Phelps said. “Every time I do get in the water, no matter what stroke it is, he does bring everything out of me and I think that’s something that I haven’t had with too many competitors throughout my career.” One thing Phelps won’t attempt in London: winning another eight gold medals. After qualifying for the same events he competed in at the last two Olympics, he dropped the 200 freestyle. That leaves Phelps with two races against Lochte: the 200 and 400 individual medleys.

“Four years ago, we were trying to literally do everything,” Phelps said. “At this point it’s, ‘Let’s go out. Let’s have some fun. Let’s relax a little bit.’” Bolt is looking for another three-peat, but a bit of the aura has faded. “He’s not, in a lot of people’s eyes, going in as an overwhelming favorite. So how does he respond to that?” Boldon said. “You’re tested when you’re really challenged, and he wasn’t really challenged in Beijing. Pretty much every one of his races was a blowout.” That is not at all an exaggeration. When Bolt’s coming-out party started at those

Olympics with a world record of 9.69 seconds in the 100, he won by a huge 0.20 a huge two-tenths of a second leaving a gap of several feet between himself and the rest of the field at the finish line. Didn’t matter that one of his gold-colored spikes had an untied lace. And it didn’t matter that Bolt even lost some time by mugging for the cameras with about 20 meters to go, stretching his arms out with palms up, then pounding his chest. Well, it mattered to one person International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge, who chastised the sprinter for not showing opponents enough respect

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Midnight madness U.S. hoops team has wild practice session WASHINGTON (AP) — Dancers were performing during breaks in the action. Dunks were greeted with “MVP!” chants. Mascots, merchandise giveaways, and hot dog stands had the feel of an NBA arena, not the U.S. Olympic men’s team’s workout. Of course this was no game. As Allen Iverson would say: We talkin’ about practice. The U.S. Olympic basketball team went through a most unusual workout Saturday, an open practice for military personnel and families at the D.C. Armory that felt more like Midnight Madness on a college campus than a team getting ready to defend a gold medal. “We understand it’s kind of actually every day with USA Basketball is a little bit different,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “Not bad, but certainly different. But today was different in a very spectacular way. All of our guys were proud to be here.” The best dunks were not by LeBron James or his U.S. teammates, but by G-Man, the Washington Wizards mascot who struggled a bit early before getting better as his routine went along. Hey, mascots are allowed to be rusty during the offseason, too. Of course, they don’t have games that count in two weeks. And while France, the Americans’ opening opponent in London, was playing an exhibition game against fellow medal contender and reigning Olympic silver medalist Spain on Saturday, the Americans were taking part in what felt like a pep rally, a workout environment loaded with distractions that called to mind Rocky’s training camp before his first fight against Clubber Lang in “Rocky III.” Yet because of the people watching, and Krzyzewski’s military background, the day was worth it for the Americans. “Coach K talked about this being such a great day for USA Basketball, but for America, and understood the significance of it,” said ESPN analyst Jay Bilas, who played for Krzyzewski at Duke and served as the emcee of the practice. “To be able to come here and say thank you for our men and women in uniform, they were here today but they’ve always been there, they’ve always been there for us. I think he under-


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USA Basketball Men’s National Team guard Kobe Bryant (10) holds up three fingers after hitting a three point shot during a practice Saturday in Washington. stands it on a level that many of us can’t because of the time he spent in and around the military, and how much not only knows it but feels it.” Krzyzewski played and coached at the U.S. Military Academy and attained the rank of captain before resigning from the Army in 1974. He has had a careerlong dedication to USA Basketball, being involved with 12 teams as a head or assistant coach. Bilas said when Krzyzewski and Jerry Colangelo began putting together the national team program in 2005, they sought to emulate the military in some ways. Service people were involved throughout the day, from a shooting contest in which a representative from each branch teamed with a U.S. player, to a moving moment at the end of practice in which soldiers gave the American flag patch from their sleeve to a U.S. player to carry to London. “Just being here in front of these guys, the troops and the military, you can’t put into words how that made us feel,” forward Carmelo Anthony said. Syracuse didn’t hold

Midnight Madness, the popular event in which teams hold a public workout at midnight on the first day practice is allowed, in Anthony’s lone year of college. But he experienced what it felt like Saturday, going through drills before a sometimes loud crowd of thousands of fans. “I never heard nobody cheer in practice before,” Anthony said. “Coach K usually don’t let nobody talk in practice, but I don’t know how he was going to control to this crowd today.” Put together jointly with Nike, the practice as part of what’s called the “World Basketball Festival.” Music blared outside and the sneaker company’s influence was everywhere, from the merchandise stands to the display of sneakers worn by Dream Team members during the 1992 Olympics. The crowd included Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, who dined with the Americans on Friday night, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who played at Harvard, and former Georgetown stars and gold medalists Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning. They sat with

their college coach, John Thompson, who understood why the Americans’ motivation Saturday. “That’s what you do when you have a group of guys like this,” he said. “You don’t have to sit down with a lot of serious stuff.” Despite all the noise, Krzyzewski and his players felt they got work done. They scrimmaged more than he thought they would, time even put back on the clock to play longer at one point at the request of Kevin Durant, playing in front of his hometown fans. The Americans haven’t been able to play much full court against each other while frequently short-handed during their training in Las Vegas. They will have a normal workout Sunday before playing an exhibition Monday against Brazil, and believe Saturday got them more prepared for it, despite the unusual circumstances. “It was fun, especially getting to play in front of the men and service women that protect our country,” forward Kevin Love said. “So it was fun to be here play with these guys and put on a little show for the fans.”

SAO PAULO (AP) — Gui Lin’s parents thought she would start eating better if she played a sport in school, so she picked table tennis. She was 7 years old when she made her choice. And it changed her life. At 9, she left home to practice full time with a state team in interior China. At 12, she moved to Brazil to play the sport. A few months ago, at 18, she earned Brazilian citizenship and made the country’s national team. A few weeks from now, she will be fulfilling her dream of participating in the Olympics. Nearly every big decision in Gui’s life has been related to the sport she fell in love with as a kid, the sport she began playing because her parents wanted her to become healthier. “I didn’t eat well when I was younger. I was weak and always got sick,” Gui told The Associated Press. “I had low resistance and kept having to go to the hospital. My parents thought that if I played a sport I would get tired and would start wanting to eat more.” Gui chose table tennis because it was something she used to play with her friends from time to time. It didn’t take long before she realized she really liked it. And was really good at it, too. She enjoyed the sport so much that she felt good about making some lifechanging decisions because of it. Seven years after leaving her family behind in China, she says there is no doubt her choices are paying off both in sports and in life. In addition to going to London for her first Olympics, she found a new place to call home. “After coming to Brazil as a kid I started to get to know the country better,” she said. “People always treated me well and eventually I got this passion for Brazil which made me want to compete for the

country and to try to help the sport here.” Gui came to Brazil after a Chinese coach who lived in the country saw her playing during one of his trips back to China. He talked to her parents and invited her to come to Brazil as part of an exchange program to help develop table tennis. She was expected to stay only about a year but adapted so well that her parents allowed her to stay longer. “I liked it here from the start,” Gui said. “Right away I knew I would want to stay longer. I kept playing and traveling with the Brazilians and thought it was a good idea to try to play for Brazil, so I accepted their offer to help the sport here.” Brazilian table tennis officials were thrilled she wanted to stay. Gui brought along her Chinese background in table tennis, something which has been key in helping the sport develop in the South American nation which has never won anything significant internationally with the exception of Pan American Games medals. Having learned some of the techniques that make the Chinese the greatest players in the world, Gui is giving Brazil hope of a possible Olympic medal in the future. Success is not likely to come in 2012, but the goal is for the country to be competing for medals in 2016 and beyond, with either Gui or some of the other Brazilian players she is helping develop. “She has been a great help to Brazil’s table tennis,” said Gui’s coach, Hugo Hoyama, a Brazilian who will be in London participating in his sixth Olympics. “She learned the basics in China and that’s important. She has great technique, great moves. But the most important thing is that she likes to help the others, and that’s great for the sport in Brazil.”

■ Tennis

Jennifer Capriati headlines 2012 Tennis Hall class NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Jennifer Capriati’s tennis career — and her teenage life — took a number of twists and turns. She started as a teenage prodigy, was later sidetracked with off-court troubles, rebounded to become a three-time Grand Slam champion and, now, her

journey is complete with her induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Capriati and several others were inducted into the Hall during a 90minute ceremony Saturday. Joining Capriati were recently retired player

Gustavo Kuerten, master player Manuel Orantes, tennis industry executive Mike Davies and wheelchair champion Randy Snow, who was honored posthumously. In a tear-filled acceptance speech, the 36-year old Capriati remembered her great moments in the

game and touched on some of her troubles off the court. Capriati was presented by 2009 Hall of Fame inductee Monica Seles. “I still managed to overcome some adversity, win a Gold Medal, win some Grand Slams and stand at the podium at the Hall of Fame,” said Capriati,

breaking into tears during her acceptance speech. “This is one milestone I thought I’d never achieve.” She now feels as though her tennis career is fulfilled. “It’s been quite a journey,” Capriati said at a morning press conference. “Here, I look back at all

those really great things I’ve accomplished and the achievements I’ve had and those achievements I overcame.” As a 14-year old, she burst onto the scene fresh out of the eighth grade and reached the semifinals at her first Grand Slam event — the 1990 French Open.



Sunday, July 15, 2012

BASEBALL Baseball Expanded Standings All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB WCGB New York 54 33 .621 — — 46 41 .529 8 — Baltimore 45 42 .517 9 1 Tampa Bay 44 43 .506 10 2 Boston 44 44 .500 10½ 2½ Toronto Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB Chicago 48 39 .552 — — 45 42 .517 3 1 Cleveland 45 43 .511 3½ 1½ Detroit 38 48 .442 9½ 7½ Kansas City 36 51 .414 12 10 Minnesota West Division W L Pct GB WCGB Texas 53 34 .609 — — Los Angeles 48 40 .545 5½ — 45 43 .511 8½ 1½ Oakland 36 52 .409 17½ 10½ Seattle NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB WCGB Washington 50 35 .588 — — Atlanta 48 39 .552 3 — 46 42 .523 5½ 2½ New York 42 45 .483 9 6 Miami 37 51 .420 14½ 11½ Philadelphia Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB Cincinnati 49 38 .563 — — Pittsburgh 48 38 .558 ½ — St. Louis 46 42 .523 3½ 2½ 41 45 .477 7½ 6½ Milwaukee 35 52 .402 14 13 Chicago 33 54 .379 16 15 Houston West Division W L Pct GB WCGB Los Angeles 48 40 .545 — — San Francisco 47 40 .540 ½ 1 42 45 .483 5½ 6 Arizona 34 52 .395 13 13½ Colorado 34 54 .386 14 14½ San Diego AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games Detroit 7, Baltimore 2 N.Y. Yankees 6, L.A. Angels 5 Cleveland 1, Toronto 0 Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1 Chicago White Sox 9, Kansas City 8, 14 innings Oakland 6, Minnesota 3 Texas 3, Seattle 2 Saturday's Games N.Y. Yankees 5, L.A. Angels 3 Toronto 11, Cleveland 9 Baltimore 8, Detroit 6, 13 innings Kansas City 6, Chicago White Sox 3 Oakland 9, Minnesota 3 Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. Sunday's Games L.A. Angels (Weaver 10-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 10-3), 1:05 p.m. Cleveland (D.Lowe 8-6) at Toronto (Villanueva 3-0), 1:07 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 9-5) at Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 1-0), 1:35 p.m. Boston (Beckett 4-7) at Tampa Bay (Shields 8-5), 1:40 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Sale 10-2) at Kansas City (Mendoza 3-5), 2:10 p.m. Oakland (J.Parker 5-4) at Minnesota (Duensing 1-5), 2:10 p.m. Texas (M.Harrison 11-4) at Seattle (Iwakuma 1-1), 4:10 p.m. Monday's Games L.A. Angels at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Baltimore at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games Chicago Cubs 8, Arizona 1 Cincinnati 5, St. Louis 3 Washington 5, Miami 1 Atlanta 7, N.Y. Mets 5 Milwaukee 10, Pittsburgh 7 Colorado 6, Philadelphia 2 L.A. Dodgers 2, San Diego 1 San Francisco 5, Houston 1 Saturday's Games Chicago Cubs 4, Arizona 1 Atlanta 8, N.Y. Mets 7 Cincinnati 3, St. Louis 2, 10 innings Miami 2, Washington 1 Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. Houston at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Washington (Strasburg 9-4) at Miami (Nolasco 8-6), 1:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 6-5) at Atlanta (Sheets 0-0), 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 10-2) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 7-6), 2:10 p.m. Arizona (Cahill 7-7) at Chicago Cubs (Garza 4-7), 2:20 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 10-4) at Colorado (D.Pomeranz 1-3), 3:10 p.m. Houston (B.Norris 5-6) at San Francisco (M.Cain 9-3), 4:05 p.m. San Diego (Marquis 1-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 4-9), 4:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 7-7) at Cincinnati (Cueto 10-5), 8:05 p.m. Monday's Games Arizona at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Miami, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Houston at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Reds 3, Cardinals 2, 10 innings St. Louis Cincinnati ab r h bi ab r h bi Furcal ss 4 0 2 1 Cozart ss 3 0 0 1 Jay cf 5 0 0 0 Stubbs cf 5 0 1 0 Holliday lf 5 0 1 0 Votto 1b 4 0 0 0 Beltran rf 5 0 0 0 B.Phillips 2b 5 1 2 0 Craig 1b 4 0 0 0 Bruce rf 5 0 2 1 Y.Molina c 4 1 1 1 Ludwick lf 5 1 1 1 Freese 3b 5 1 2 0 Rolen 3b 4 1 2 0 V.Marte p 0 0 0 0 Mesoraco c 3 0 1 0 Schumaker 2 0 2 0 Leake p 2 0 1 0 Lohse p 1 0 0 0 Marshall p 0 0 0 0 Berkman ph 1 0 0 0 Ondrusek p 0 0 0 0 Browning p 0 0 0 0 Bray p 0 0 0 0 Boggs p 0 0 0 0 Frazier ph 1 0 0 0 Carpenter ph0 0 0 0 Chapman p 0 0 0 0 Greene ph 1 0 0 0 LeCure p 0 0 0 0 Salas p 0 0 0 0 Rzepczynski p 0 0 0 0 Descalso 3b 0 0 0 0 Totals 37 2 8 2 Totals 37 3 10 3 St. Louis....................000 000 200 0—2 Cincinnati .................000 011 000 1—3 One out when winning run scored. E_Furcal (8), Bruce (4). LOB_St. Louis 11, Cincinnati 11. 2B_Schumaker (10), Bruce 2 (22). HR_Y.Molina (14), Ludwick (13). SB_Furcal (11). S_Lohse, Leake. SF_Cozart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis Lohse . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 8 2 2 1 3 Browning . . . . . . . . .2-3 1 0 0 0 1 Boggs . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 0 0 0 0 0 Salas . . . . . . . . . .1 1-3 0 0 0 0 1

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Rzepczynski . . . . . . .1 0 0 0 0 1 V.Marte L,2-2 . . . . . . .0 1 1 1 0 0 Cincinnati Leake . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 7 2 2 1 3 Marshall BS,3-12 . .2-3 1 0 0 0 1 Ondrusek . . . . . . . . . .1 0 0 0 3 0 Bray . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 0 0 0 0 0 Chapman . . . . . . . . . .1 0 0 0 1 2 LeCure W,3-2 . . . . . .1 0 0 0 0 2 Leake pitched to 3 batters in the 7th. V.Marte pitched to 1 batter in the 10th. HBP_by Lohse (Votto), by Salas (Cozart). PB_Mesoraco. Umpires_Home, Andy Fletcher; First, Joe West; Second, Sam Holbrook; Third, Rob Drake. T_3:35. A_37,583 (42,319). Blue Jays 11, Indians 9 Toronto Cleveland ab r h bi ab r h bi 4 0 1 0 Lawrie 3b 4 1 2 1 Choo rf A.Cabrera ss 4 1 0 0 Rasmus cf 4 1 0 0 Kipnis 2b 4 0 1 0 Bautista rf 3 3 1 0 Lopez 3b 4 1 1 0 Encarnan. 4 2 2 3 Hafner ph 1 0 1 1 Lind dh 5 1 4 4 Hannahan 0 0 0 0 Y.Escobar ss 5 1 1 2 Santana dh 3 2 0 0 K.Johnson 2b 4 1 1 0 Brantley cf 4 2 3 2 R.Davis lf 4 0 0 0 Duncan lf 4 2 3 3 Arencibia c 4 1 2 1 Kotchman 1b 5 1 1 2 Marson c 4 0 1 0 Totals 37 9 12 8 Totals 37 11 13 11 Cleveland..................020 200 050— 9 Toronto......................208 010 00x—11 DP_Toronto 1. LOB_Cleveland 8, Toronto 8. 2B_Choo (27), Lawrie (17), Bautista (13), Lind (9), K.Johnson (9), Arencibia 2 (13). HR_Brantley (4), Duncan (9), Kotchman (9), Encarnacion 2 (25), Y.Escobar (6). SB_Lawrie (12), K.Johnson 2 (9). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland Jimenez L,8-8 . . .2 1-3 7 8 8 4 2 Barnes . . . . . . . . .1 2-3 3 2 2 2 2 Accardo . . . . . . . . . . .2 2 1 1 0 0 Rogers . . . . . . . . . . . .2 1 0 0 0 1 Toronto Laffey W,1-1 . . . . . . . .5 8 4 4 3 4 Loup . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 0 0 0 0 0 J.Chavez . . . . . . . . . .0 3 4 4 1 0 A.Carpenter H,1 . . .2-3 0 1 1 2 1 Janssen S,13-14 .1 1-3 1 0 0 0 0 J.Chavez pitched to 4 batters in the 8th. HBP_by Laffey (Duncan). Umpires_Home, Chad Fairchild; First, Alfonso Marquez; Second, Tom Hallion; Third, Brian O'Nora. T_3:15. A_32,517 (49,260). Saturday's Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Los Angeles .200 100 000—3 7 0 NewYork . . . .202 001 00x—5 8 0 Williams, Takahashi (7), Hawkins (8) and Bo.Wilson, Hester; F.Garcia, Eppley (6), D.Robertson (8), R.Soriano (9) and C.Stewart. W_F.Garcia 4-2. L_Williams 6-6. Sv_R.Soriano (22). HRs_New York, Cano (21), Granderson (24). Detroit . . . . . . . .100 000 003 010 1—6140 Baltimore . . . . .121 000 000 010 3—8141 (13 innings) Scherzer, Below (6), D.Downs (8), L.Marte (9), Coke (9), Valverde (11), Dotel (12), Benoit (13) and Laird, Avila; W.Chen, O'Day (7), Strop (8), Ji.Johnson (9), Socolovich (10), Patton (11), Lindstrom (12), Gregg (13) and Wieters, Teagarden. W_Gregg 3-2. L_Benoit 1-2. HRs_Baltimore, Andino (5), Hardy (13), Teagarden (1). Oakland . . . .402 011 001—9 12 0 Minnesota . . .001 001 010—3 14 1 Milone, Norberto (7), Scribner (8), Blevins (9) and K.Suzuki; De Vries, Swarzak (6), T.Robertson (7), Capps (8), Gray (9) and Mauer. W_Milone 9-6. L_De Vries 2-2. HRs_Oakland, Carter (4), Cespedes (10), S.Smith (9), Moss (11). Minnesota, Dozier (4), Willingham (22). Chicago . . . .001 002 000—3 8 0 Kansas City .003 000 12x—6 12 0 Peavy, H.Santiago (8) and Flowers, Pierzynski; Hochevar, Crow (6), Mijares (7), G.Holland (7), Broxton (9) and S.Perez. W_G.Holland 3-2. L_Peavy 76. Sv_Broxton (22). HRs_Chicago, A.Dunn (27). Kansas City, A.Escobar 2 (4). NATIONAL LEAGUE Arizona . . . . .000 000 100—1 7 1 Chicago . . . .001 201 00x—4 9 0 J.Saunders, Shaw (7), D.Hernandez (8) and M.Montero; Dempster, Russell (7), Camp (8), Marmol (9) and Soto. W_Dempster 5-3. L_J.Saunders 4-6. Sv_Marmol (9). HRs_Arizona, C.Young (9). NewYork . . . .010 203 010—7 13 0 Atlanta . . . . . .030 020 03x—8 12 0 Dickey, Edgin (6), Rauch (7), Byrdak (7), Beato (8), Parnell (8) and Thole; Hanson, Durbin (6), Avilan (6), C.Martinez (7), Varvaro (8), Kimbrel (9) and McCann.W_Varvaro 1-0. L_Parnell


SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING 1 p.m. TNT — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, LENOX Industrial Tools 301, at Loudon, N.H. CYCLING 8 a.m. NBCSN — Tour de France, stage 14, Limoux to Foix, France GOLF 8 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Scottish Open, final round, at Inverness, Scotland 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, John Deere Classic, final round, at Silvis, Ill. NBC — USGA, U.S. Senior Open Championship, final round, at Lake Orion, Mich. 7 p.m. TGC — Tour, Utah Championship, final round, at Sandy, Utah MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. TBS — L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees 2:10 p.m. WGN — Arizona at Chicago Cubs 8 p.m. ESPN — St. Louis at Cincinnati MOTORSPORTS 8 a.m. SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, Italian Grand Prix, at Mugello, Italy 5:30 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP Moto2, Italian Grand Prix, at Mugello, Italy (same-day tape) 11 p.m. SPEED — AMA Pro Racing, at Lexington, Ohio (same-day tape) SOCCER 4 p.m. ESPN — MLS, Seattle at New York TENNIS 4 p.m. ESPN2 — WTA Tour, Bank of the West Classic, championship match, at Stanford, Calif. 2-2. Sv_Kimbrel (27). HRs_New York, I.Davis (13). Washington .000 010 000—1 7 0 Miami . . . . . . .000 110 00x—2 6 0 G.Gonzalez, Stammen (7) and Flores; Buehrle, Choate (8), Cishek (8) and J.Buck. W_Buehrle 9-8. L_G.Gonzalez 12-4. Sv_Cishek (2). Midwest League Eastern Division Bowling Green (Rays) Lansing (Blue Jays) Fort Wayne (Padres) Lake County (Indians) South Bend (D-backs) West Michigan (Tigers) Great Lakes (Dodgers) Dayton (Reds) Western Division

W 13 12 12 11 11 11 9 8

L 8 9 10 11 11 11 12 13

Pct. .619 .571 .545 .500 .500 .500 .429 .381

GB — 1 1½ 2½ 2½ 2½ 4 5

W L Pct. GB Kane County (Royals) 13 9 .591 — Quad Cities (Cardinals) 12 9 .571 ½ 12 10 .545 1 Clinton (Mariners) Burlington (Athletics) 11 10 .524 1½ Wisconsin (Brewers) 11 11 .500 2 10 12 .455 3 Beloit (Twins) Cedar Rapids (Angels) 8 13 .381 4½ 8 13 .381 4½ Peoria (Cubs) Saturday's Games Clinton 5, South Bend 3 Lake County 5, Beloit 2 Fort Wayne 4, Wisconsin 3 Quad Cities at Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Lansing, 7:05 p.m. Kane County 6, West Michigan 4 Dayton 7, Burlington 6 Bowling Green at Peoria, 7:30 p.m. Sunday's Games Quad Cities at Great Lakes, 2:05 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Lansing, 2:05 p.m. South Bend at Clinton, 3 p.m. Bowling Green at Peoria, 3 p.m. Dayton at Burlington, 3 p.m. Wisconsin at Fort Wayne, 3:05 p.m. West Michigan at Kane County, 6 p.m. Beloit at Lake County, 7 p.m. Monday's Games South Bend at Clinton, 11 a.m. Bowling Green at Peoria, 12 p.m. Beloit at Lake County, 7 p.m. Wisconsin at Fort Wayne, 7:05 p.m. Quad Cities at Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Lansing, 7:05 p.m. West Michigan at Kane County, 7:30 p.m. Dayton at Burlington, 7:30 p.m.

CYCLING Tour de France Results Saturday At Le Cap d'Agde, France 13th Stage • A 134.8-mile, mostly flat ride from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to the Mediterranean resort of Le Cap d'Agde with a single Category 3 climb near the finish 1. Andre Greipel, Germany, Lotto Belisol, 4 hours, 57 minutes, 59 seconds. 2. Peter Sagan, Slovakia, LiquigasCannondale, same time. 3. Edvald Boasson Hagen, Norway, Sky Procycling, same time. 4. Sebastien Hinault, France, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 5. Daryl Impey, South Africa, Orica GreenEdge, same time. 6. Julien Simon, France, SaurSojasun, same time. 7. Marco Marcato, Italy, VacansoleilDCM, same time. 8. Philippe Gilbert, Belgium, BMC Racing, same time. 9. Peter Velits, Slovakia, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, same time. 10. Danilo Hondo, Germany, LampreISD, same time. 11. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, LiquigasCannondale, same time. 12. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Sky Procycling, same time. 13. Janez Brajkovic, Slovenia, Astana, same time. 14. Kevin De Weert, Belgium, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, same time. 15. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky Procycling, same time. 16. Cadel Evans, Australia, BMC Racing, same time. 17. Jurgen Van den Broeck, Belgium, Lotto Belisol, same time. 18. Andreas Kloeden, Germany, RadioShack-Nissan, same time. 19. Nicolas Roche, Ireland, France, AG2R La Mondiale, same time. 20. Tejay Van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, same time. Also

22. Haimar Zubeldia, Spain, RadioShack-Nissan, same time. 23. Pierre Rolland, France, Team Europcar, same time. 30. Christopher Horner, United States, RadioShack-Nissan, same time. 33. Thibaut Pinot, France, FDJ-Big Mat, same time. 39. Christian Vande Velde, United Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda, States, same time. 40. Frank Schleck, Luxembourg, RadioShack-Nissan, same time. 96. George Hincapie, United States, BMC Racing, 12 minutes, 31 seconds behind. 97. Tyler Farrar, United States, Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda, same time. 140. Levi Leipheimer, United States, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, 14:04. 151. David Zabriskie, United States, Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda, same time. Overall Standings (After 13 stages) 1. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Sky Procycling, 59 hours, 32 minutes, 32 seconds. 2. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky Procycling, 2:05. 3. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, LiquigasCannondale, 2:23. 4. Cadel Evans, Australia, BMC Racing, 3:19. 5. Jurgen Van den Broeck, Belgium, Lotto Belisol, 4:48. 6. Haimar Zubeldia, Spain, RadioShack-Nissan, 6:15. 7.Tejay Van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, 6:57. 8. Janez Brajkovic, Slovenia, Astana, 7:30. 9. Pierre Rolland, France, Team Europcar, 8:31. 10. Thibaut Pinot, France, FDJ-Big Mat, 8:51. 11. Andreas Kloeden, Germany, RadioShack-Nissan, 9:29. 12. Frank Schleck, Luxembourg, RadioShack-Nissan, 9:45. 13. Nicolas Roche, Ireland, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 10:49. 14. Jerome Coppel, France, SaurSojasun, 11:27. 15. Christopher Horner, United States, RadioShack-Nissan, 12:41. 16. Denis Menchov, Russia, Katusha, 17:21. 17. Maxime Monfort, Belgium, RadioShack-Nissan, 17:41. 18. Egoi Martinez, Spain, EuskaltelEuskadi, 18:04. 19. Rui Costa, Portugal, Movistar, 19:02. 20. Chris Anker Sorensen, Denmark, Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank, 20:12. Also 32. Levi Leipheimer, United States, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, 47:17. 41. George Hincapie, United States, BMC Racing, 1:04:55. 50. Christian Vande Velde, United States, Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda, 1:11:03. 99. David Zabriskie, United States, Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda, 1:43:09. 163. Tyler Farrar, United States, Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda, 2:37:16.

GOLF John Deere Classic Scores Saturday At TPC Deere Run Silvis, Ill. Purse: $4.6 million Yardage: 7,268; Par: 71 Third Round a-amateur Troy Matteson ...............61-68-66—195 Steve Stricker................65-67-66—198 Zach Johnson...............68-65-66—199 Brian Harman ...............65-65-69—199 Billy Hurley III................68-68-64—200 John Senden ................69-64-67—200 J.J. Henry ......................67-64-69—200 Jamie Lovemark ...........71-66-64—201 Bobby Gates.................66-68-67—201 Scott Piercy...................65-69-67—201 Chris DiMarco...............66-67-68—201 Gary Christian...............65-66-70—201 Scott Brown ..................70-66-66—202 Ryan Moore ..................67-69-66—202 Stuart Appleby..............66-69-67—202 Robert Garrigus............65-66-71—202 Ricky Barnes ................64-67-71—202 Jeff Maggert..................68-62-72—202 Billy Horschel................70-68-65—203 Erik Compton................68-69-66—203 Seung-Yul Noh..............68-69-66—203 Brendon de Jonge........68-68-67—203 Tim Clark.......................67-68-68—203 Y.E.Yang........................68-65-70—203 Tommy Biershenk.........66-66-71—203 Lee Janzen ...................67-65-71—203 Jonathan Byrd ..............72-66-66—204

MIAMI VALLEY SUNDAY NEWS • WWW.TROYDAILYNEWS.COM Chad Campbell.............68-70-66—204 K.J. Choi........................65-72-67—204 Chris Kirk ......................68-68-68—204 Matt Every.....................71-65-68—204 Tom Gillis.......................66-69-69—204 Tommy Gainey..............69-66-69—204 Duffy Waldorf ................66-69-69—204 John Merrick .................67-67-70—204 Chris Couch..................67-67-70—204 Luke Guthrie .................65-68-71—204 Jimmy Walker................66-71-68—205 Kevin Streelman ...........68-69-68—205 Nick Watney..................68-68-69—205 Blake Adams ................71-67-68—206 Scott Dunlap .................70-68-68—206 Spencer Levin...............66-71-69—206 Jeff Overton ..................69-68-69—206 Mark Wilson..................69-68-69—206 Steve Wheatcroft ..........67-70-69—206 Camilo Villegas.............71-66-69—206 Kyle Stanley ..................68-69-69—206 Alex Cejka.....................67-68-71—206 Martin Flores.................67-67-72—206 Ben Crane.....................66-67-73—206 Matt Bettencourt...........68-70-69—207 Mathias Gronberg ........69-69-69—207 Josh Teater....................69-69-69—207 Jerry Kelly .....................69-69-69—207 Chez Reavie .................67-70-70—207 Randall Hutchison ........68-68-71—207 Rory Sabbatini..............67-68-72—207 Ted Potter, Jr. ................67-66-74—207 Vaughn Taylor ...............72-66-70—208 Bill Lunde ......................66-72-70—208 Danny Lee ....................70-68-70—208 Chris Stroud..................68-70-70—208 Carl Pettersson.............68-69-71—208 J.J. Killeen .....................68-68-72—208 Nathan Green...............67-69-72—208 Dicky Pride....................67-68-73—208 Chris Riley.....................68-70-71—209 a-Jordan Spieth ............70-67-72—209 Roland Thatcher...........69-68-72—209 Mark Anderson.............69-67-73—209 Charley Hoffman ..........68-68-74—210 Hunter Haas..................67-69-74—210 Alexandre Rocha..........70-68-73—211 Kevin Chappell..............70-68-73—211 Marco Dawson .............70-68-74—212 Bud Cauley ...................69-69-75—213 U.S. Senior Open Scores Saturday At Indianwood Golf and Country Club Lake Orion, Mich. Purse: $2.75 million Yardage: 6,862; Par: 70 Third Round a-amateur Bernhard Langer.............66-70-64-200 Tom Pernice Jr.................67-71-66-204 Corey Pavin .....................67-69-68-204 Roger Chapman .............68-68-68-204 Tom Lehman....................70-66-68-204 John Huston ....................69-67-68-204 Fred Couples...................72-68-65-205 Fred Funk ........................67-71-67-205 Jay Haas..........................69-68-68-205 Dick Mast.........................68-68-69-205 Lance Ten Broeck............66-68-72-206 Mark Calcavecchia..........68-70-69-207 Steve Lowery...................70-68-69-207 Mark Wiebe .....................69-68-70-207 John Cook .......................69-72-67-208 Peter Jacobsen................70-70-68-208 Peter Senior.....................71-72-66-209 Tom Kite...........................65-70-74-209 Peter Fowler.....................70-74-66-210 Mike Goodes ...................71-73-66-210 Joey Sindelar...................70-72-68-210 Rod Spittle .......................70-69-71-210 Kirk Triplett .......................69-69-72-210 Rick Lewallen ..................70-68-72-210 Chien-Soon Lu ................69-68-73-210 Andrew Magee................74-70-67-211 Brad Faxon ......................69-71-71-211 Jeff Sluman......................67-71-73-211 Michael Allen ...................74-70-68-212 Jerry Pate ........................69-75-68-212 Gary Hallberg..................70-74-68-212 Tom Watson.....................70-72-70-212 Steve Jones.....................69-72-71-212 Kiyoshi Murota.................71-70-71-212 Damon Green .................68-72-72-212 Dan Forsman...................69-71-72-212 Brad Bryant......................70-68-74-212 Fuzzy Zoeller...................70-74-69-213 Joel Edwards...................72-71-70-213 Fulton Allem.....................68-75-70-213 Olin Browne.....................69-74-70-213 Robert Thompson...........70-72-71-213 Gary Wolstenholme ........70-70-73-213 David Eger.......................69-70-74-213 Tommy Armour III............69-69-75-213 Jay Don Blake .................73-65-75-213 Jong-Duck Kim................73-71-70-214 T.C. Chen .........................71-72-71-214 a-Doug Hanzel ................71-72-71-214 Loren Roberts .................71-69-74-214 Andrew Oldcorn ..............70-69-75-214 Bob Tway..........................72-71-72-215 Mike Reid.........................71-72-72-215 Ted Schulz .......................70-73-72-215 Mikael Hogberg...............67-75-73-215 Tom Byrum ......................70-74-72-216 Andy Bean.......................70-73-73-216 Barry Lane.......................70-74-73-217 Jim Rutledge ...................72-72-73-217 Mark Brooks ....................72-71-74-217 Bob Gilder........................72-72-74-218 Larry Mize........................71-72-75-218 a-Sean Knapp .................70-72-76-218 Jim Chancey....................73-69-78-220 Dave Eichelberger...........70-74-78-222 Tour-Utah Championship Scores Saturday At Willow Creek Country Club Sandy, Utah Purse: $550,000 Yardage: 6,952; Par 71 Third Round Michael Putnam............67-66-63—196 Robert Streb .................67-68-65—200 Andres Gonzales..........66-66-69—201 Doug LaBelle II.............64-68-69—201 Tyrone Van Aswegen....70-62-70—202 Sam Saunders..............70-68-65—203 Camilo Benedetti..........66-69-68—203

AUTO RACING NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H. Lap length: 1.058 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 133.417 mph. 2. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 133.403. 3. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 133.399. 4. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 133.338. 5. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 133.319. 6. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 133.277. 7. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 133.254. 8. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 133.198. 9. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 133.045. 10. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 132.938. 11. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 132.873. 12. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet,

132.868. 13. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 132.572. 14. (51) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 132.549. 15. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 132.425. 16. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 132.425. 17. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 132.393. 18. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 132.333. 19. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 132.264. 20. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 132.2. 21. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 132.186. 22. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 132.085. 23. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 131.833. 24. (22) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 131.556. 25. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 131.465. 26. (10) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, 131.266. 27. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 131.234. 28. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 131.234. 29. (83) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 131.184. 30. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 130.833. 31. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 130.662. 32. (26) Josh Wise, Ford, 130.14. 33. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 129.834. 34. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 129.807. 35. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 129.679. 36. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 129.525. 37. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, 129.318. 38. (49) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 129.274. 39. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 129.156. 40. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 129.094. 41. (23) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 128.863. 42. (79) Kelly Bires, Ford, 128.515. 43. (33) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, 128.182. Failed to Qualify 44. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 128.07. NASCAR Nationwide-F.W. Webb 200 Results Saturday At New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H. Lap length: 1.058 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (1) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 200 laps, 147.6 rating, 0 points, $38,700. 2. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 200, 126.4, 0, $31,375. 3. (12) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200, 115.5, 42, $31,643. 4. (6) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 200, 114, 40, $23,118. 5. (3) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 200, 111, 39, $26,418. 6. (2) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 200, 119.7, 0, $17,425. 7. (7) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 200, 99.3, 37, $19,343. 8. (13) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 200, 102.7, 36, $18,943. 9. (9) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 200, 99.9, 0, $12,350. 10. (11) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 200, 94.2, 34, $19,668. 11. (14) Michael Annett, Ford, 200, 90.5, 33, $18,768. 12. (8) Brian Scott, Toyota, 200, 88.5, 32, $18,443. 13. (15) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 200, 84.8, 31, $18,293. 14. (18) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 200, 85.9, 30, $18,068. 15. (27) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 200, 79.1, 29, $21,718. 16. (16) Jason Bowles, Toyota, 199, 76.7, 29, $17,818. 17. (25) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 199, 73.5, 27, $17,693. 18. (10) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 199, 83.3, 26, $17,543. 19. (19) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 197, 65.3, 25, $17,493. 20. (22) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, 196, 69.6, 24, $18,118. 21. (28) Timmy Hill, Ford, 196, 65.3, 23, $17,343. 22. (37) Eric McClure, Toyota, 196, 52.9, 22, $17,293. 23. (33) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, 196, 50.4, 0, $17,243. 24. (32) Josh Richards, Ford, 194, 50.6, 20, $17,178. 25. (21) Matt Frahm, Ford, 194, 52.5, 19, $17,618. 26. (42) Amber Cope, Chevrolet, 167, 37.3, 18, $17,108. 27. (40) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, vibration, 130, 44.4, 17, $17,073. 28. (5) Kyle Busch, Toyota, fuel pressure, 121, 75.5, 0, $10,570. 29. (36) Danny Efland, Chevrolet, accident, 116, 52.9, 15, $17,003. 30. (17) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, sway bar, 79, 54.5, 14, $10,800. 31. (20) Travis Pastrana, Toyota, accident, 77, 63.4, 13, $10,465. 32. (34) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, handling, 47, 47.6, 12, $10,430. 33. (30) Kevin Lepage, Ford, wheel bearing, 19, 43.9, 11, $10,410. 34. (29) Scott Riggs, Ford, ignition, 9, 47, 0, $10,390. 35. (38) T.J. Bell, Toyota, brakes, 6, 43.2, 9, $10,365. 36. (43) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, overheating, 6, 39.6, 8, $10,345. 37. (39) Matt Carter, Chevrolet, vibration, 5, 39.7, 7, $10,325. 38. (35) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, brakes, 5, 39.1, 6, $10,311. 39. (41) Charles Lewandoski, Chevrolet, brakes, 4, 34.9, 5, $10,190. 40. (26) Erik Darnell, Chevrolet, engine, 3, 34.4, 4, $16,573. 41. (24) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, rear gear, 3, 35.5, 0, $10,075. 42. (31) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, transmission, 3, 34.8, 0, $10,060. 43. (23) Jeff Green, Toyota, vibration, 2, 33.5, 1, $10,018. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 106.899 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 58 minutes, 46 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.717 seconds. Caution Flags: 4 for 23 laps. Lead Changes: 7 among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: B.Keselowski 1-38; K.Kahne 39-81; A.Dillon 82; B.Keselowski 83-123; J.Bowles 124; B.Keselowski 125-154; K.Harvick 155178; B.Keselowski 179-200. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): B.Keselowski, 4 times for 131 laps; K.Kahne, 1 time for 43 laps; K.Harvick, 1 time for 24 laps; A.Dillon, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Bowles, 1 time for 1 lap.


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Silk joins Hyatt team

coverage, and select life insurance products, plus work with many area companies that offer our MetLife Group Property & Casualty Insurance as a voluntary benefit. “MetLife Auto & Home is proud to include Warner as a member of our sales force, in order to provide the Troy WARNER community our unique, valueadded offerings,” said Paul Gavin, president of MetLife Auto & Home’s agency distribution. Warner has qualified for the company’s highest Summit Award five times in the last seven years and is a member of the Advanced Property and Casualty Council. Warner’s office is now located at 81 Robin Hood Lane, Suite B, and is open for business MondayFriday, between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and other hours by appointment only. She can be reached at 440-0400, and email at

TIPP CITY — Jon B. Silk Jr., MD, has joined the team at Hyatt Family Care in Tipp City and the UVMC SILK medical staff. Dr. Silk graduated from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, and received his medical degree from Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton. He completed residency in family medicine at Wright State Family Medicine and an internship in psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati. He has served as a lecturer/trainer for workshops on nutrition and healthy eating and is a Health Justice Member of the Gesundheit! Institute. He, his wife Stephanie (Baker) and their son reside in Troy. Silk joins Aaron Harju, MD; Anupama Kulkarni, MD; and Kathryn Lorenz, MD, at Hyatt Family Care located in UVMC’s Hyatt Center/ Suite 201-202, 450 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City. To schedule an appointment, call (937) 669-3248.

Skyline featuring Warner relocates ice cream TROY — Skyline Chili insurance office Troy has announced that it will feature the Wiggy Dip Mobile Ice Cream Shoppe at the store throughout the summer, Monday-Thursday. Wiggy Dip features high quality Tofts ice cream in a variety of flavors. For more information, call Mike Fariello, general manager, at 335-7005. The store is located at 1775 W. Main St.

TROY — MetLife Auto & Home announces that agent Vicky L. Warner has relocated her office location in Troy. Warner has more than 12 years of insurance expertise in the insurance industry, and is authorized to offer a wide range of insurance products, including auto, home, renters, condo, RV, motorcycle, boat and personal excess liability (umbrella)

Apple returns to ratings list NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Inc. said Friday that it is putting its products back on an environmental ratings registry, saying it made a mistake in removing them from the list. The Cupertino, Calif., company said all of its eligible products are back on the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool registry, and says it looks forward to working with EPEAT, the nonprofit organization

that runs the registry. Apple told EPEAT that it was withdrawing its products from the list on June 29, and said it did not plan to submit its products for ratings in the future. The list is considered an industry standard and it helps customers buy electronics that are environmentally friendly. Some municipalities also use it to guide their decisions in buying electronics.

Bedside reporting procedures enhances communication For the Miami Valley Sunday News When nurses at Upper Valley Medical Center turn over responsibility for patients at shift change they’re discussing what’s taken place and what lies ahead with the patient at each bedside. The change allows both the departing and arriving nurses to interact with the patient and the patient to hear details of their care directly from those care providers. It also gives the patient an opportunity to ask questions, if desired. The bedside reporting procedure was explored as the nursing staff considered the best way to exchange patient information during UVMC’s conversion to electronic medical records Initiated this spring, the bedside reporting process is going well, said Jen Kiser, RN. She along with fellow staff nurse Theresa Rowley, RN, led a team of Registered Nurses and Patient Care Technicians in researching and educating the nursing staff on the concept. “If it is done well, it is really successful. The patients I work with really enjoy it,” Kiser said. She added that one thing she has heard about repeatedly from patients in more than seven years of nursing is the changing of nurses providing care. “Now we can not just say Susie Q is going to be your nurse, but here she is,” she said. Rowley said the switch “was really exciting because it was very patient centered.” Among past shift change procedures were nurses talking face to face in another room about the patients and tape






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recording the information near the end of the shift for the next nurse to listen to before assuming care of patients. “The challenge was finding the time to get it done,” Kiser said. Now, the arriving nurse receives the patient assignments and both nurses head out for room-to- room interaction with patients. The incoming staff is introduced and a report made on the previous shift’s head to toe patient assessment. A safety check is done, ensuring all appropriate wristbands are in place, cords are off the floor, bed alarms activated and IVs are operating properly. Information on any lab or imaging work done is discussed before the plan of care for the day is discussed with

as a partner in their care, said Kay Rickey, UVMC Director of Nursing Excellence. She commended staff members for researching options and working with fellow nurses to explain and sell the concept. “They were able to show through their research the increase in communication and quality of care. Patient experience and safety are two priorities and both are impacted by this process,” Rickey said. Rowley said the information exchange involving the patient is vital in today’s health care environment. “They see that information going between us. I think they are better informed, as more people today want to know more about their health care,” she said.

the patient’s input. The bedside reporting initiative was staff, not administration, driven, said Judy Snyder, UVMC’s Chief Nursing Officer. “The staff identified there was a better method for shift hand-off, which would place the patient at the center of the hand-off report. This follows the Upper Valley Medical Center and Premier Health Partners’ ‘Patient and Family First Priority,’” Snyder said. “Working with their peers from other Premier Health Partner hospitals as well as hospitals from surrounding states, the staff heard the lessons learned and best implementation strategies,” she added. The process is a good way to involve the patient

Troy Care scores high on survey



UVMC nurses Theresa Rowley, standing at left, and Jen Kiser, at right, discuss how things are going with a patient as part of the hospital’s bedside reporting process

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2011 and January 2012 by Vital Research LLC according to the Department of Aging. The survey consisted of faceto-face with a sampling of residents at Troy in order to complete the survey. In August 2012, family members of Ohio nursing home residents will again be surveyed about their satisfaction with their long-term care facilities. Overall results of the survey are posted at


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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Sunday, July 15, the 197th day of 2012. There are 169 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 15, 1912, Britain’s National Insurance Act, which provided the British working class with its first contributory system of insurance against illness and unemployment, went into effect. On this date: • In 1870, Georgia became the last Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union. Manitoba entered confederation as the fifth Canadian province.

• In 1932, President Herbert Hoover announced he was slashing his own salary by 20 percent, from $75,000 to $60,000 a year; he also cut Cabinet members’ salaries by 15 percent, from $15,000 to $12,750 a year. • In 1971, President Richard Nixon delivered a televised address in which he announced that he had accepted an invitation to visit the People’s Republic of China. • In 1997, fashion designer Gianni Versace, 50, was shot dead outside his Miami home; suspected

gunman Andrew Phillip Cunanan was found dead eight days later, a suicide. • In 2010, after 85 days, BP stopped the flow of oil from a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico using a 75-ton cap lowered onto the wellhead earlier in the week. • Today’s Birthdays: Author Clive Cussler is 81. Actor Alex Karras is 77. Former Sen. George V. Voinovich, R-Ohio, is 76. Singer Linda Ronstadt is 66. Actor Terry O’Quinn is 60. Actor-director Forest Whitaker is 51.

Gunmen attack church event in Mexico, rape 7 TOLUCA, Mexico (AP) — A gang of about a dozen armed people stormed into a church youth camp-out near Mexico City and went on an hours-long rampage of beatings, robberies and rape, authorities said Saturday. Seven girls were raped during the Friday attack and several campers were beaten, according to the state prosecutors office in Mexico State, which surrounds the Mexican capital. About 90 youths sponsored by a church group known as the Chains of the Holy Trinity were camping at an eco-park on the eastern outskirts of Mexico City, in a hilly area that is close to the lower flanks of the Popocatepetl volcano. Prosecutors did not say what church the group is affiliated with, but the camp-out appeared to have been a sort of spiritual retreat. The office said that the attack lasted for


hours, and that when the attackers left they stole two vehicles and other articles from the campers. The office said investigators were pursuing two lines of inquiry, but did not reveal what they were. Drug gangs operate on the outskirts of Mexico City, but campers and hikers have also been targeted in the past by common criminals. The park is supposed to be patrolled by local police, but the attack occurred during the night and it was unclear whether officers were on duty at the time. Police only found out about the crimes when an adult organizer of the camp-out showed up at police offices to report the attack. The state government said in a statement that it had witness’ descriptions of the attackers and pledged to catch and punish those responsible.

Poles honor Reagan, John Paul II with new statue



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GDANSK, Poland (AP) — Polish officials unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II on Saturday, honoring two men widely credited in this Eastern European country with helping to topple communism 23 years ago. The statue was unveiled in Gdansk, the birthplace of Lech Walesa’s Solidarity movement, in the presence of about 120 former Solidarity activists, many of whom were imprisoned in the 1980s for their roles in organizing or taking part in strikes against the communist regime. The bronze statue, erected in the lush seaside President Ronald Reagan Park, is a slightly largerthan-life rendering of the two late leaders. It was inspired by an Associated Press photograph taken in 1987 on John Paul’s second pontifical visit to the U.S. The photographer who took the picture, Scott Stewart, expressed satisfaction that one of his pictures

has helped immortalize “a wonderful moment in time between the two men.” “In the news business we’re used to having a moment and then that moment being gone a day later. This is one image that should last for a good long time,” Stewart, who now teaches graphic design and photography at Greenville Technical College in South Carolina, said in a phone interview a day before the ceremony. “I’m happy that it’s been chosen as the seminal moment to represent the relationship of these two people to Poland.” Reagan and John Paul shared a conviction that communism was a moral evil, not just a bad economic system. And Lech Walesa, founder of the Solidarity movement that led the anticommunist struggle in Poland, has often paid homage to both men and told the AP in a recent interview that he deeply respected Reagan. “Reagan should have a monument in every city,”

Walesa said. Poles widely credit the Polish-born pontiff ’s first visit to his homeland after becoming pope as the inspiration for Solidarity’s birth. During a Mass in Warsaw in 1979, he used subtle language to suggest that Poles should try to change their system, a message not lost on the receptive nation. Poles also remember that when the communist regime imposed the martial law crackdown in 1981, rounding up dissidents and imprisoning them, Reagan lit candles at the White House to show his solidarity with the Polish people. “When Reagan lit the candles, we knew we had a friend in the United States,” said Czeslaw Nowak, a former Solidarity activist who was imprisoned for his activism in the 1980s. He leads an organization of former imprisoned dissidents that worked for about four years to raise 200,000 zlotys ($59,000) for the statue.


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Getting our just desserts Undercover Grubbers scream for ice cream BY DAVID FONG AND MELANIE YINGST For the better part of two years, the Undercover Grubbers — the Troy Daily News’ notorious eating team of executive editor David Fong and reporter Melanie “Twin” Yingst — have been feasting our way across Miami County. We’ve eaten at local mom and pop restaurants, pizza parlors, international dining establishments and even school cafeterias. After all that eating, we figured we were about due for some dessert. That — coupled with the blistering heat we’ve had this summer — made our choice an easy one. For this edition of the Undercover Grubbers, we decided to tackle ice cream and other frozen novelty treats. While we didn’t have the time and resources to tackle every place on our list — this is an independently funded project and no newspaper funds were spent — we tried to hit some of The Undercover Grubbers, Melanie “Twin”Yingst and David Fong, enjoy frozen yogurt at The Silver Spoon Frozen Treat Factory. favorite spots around Miami County. full of juice as I possibly could. The Silver Spoon Here’s what we found: Because, you know, shaved ice

George’s Dairy Bar Where: 329 Spring St., Piqua • Fong’s Take: There was a time — many, many years ago — when my social life consisted of cruising Piqua with my high school buddies in a metallicgreen Buick, looking to meet girls. Which means I’ve probably passed by George’s Dairy Bar — located right in the heart of downtown Piqua — hundreds of times, without actually stopping in to try a frozen treat. I suppose we were too pre-occupied with talking to girls. Given our success rate back then, we probably should have spent a little less time trying to meet girls and a whole lot more time eating ice cream. In any event, this was my first trip to George’s — and I wished I hadn’t waited so long. I chose the Oreo cookie “Snowstorm” — a cross between a milkshake and a dish of ice cream. It was delicious, no doubt — but I did leave George’s with a singular regret. As we were leaving, Twin noticed a sign announcing peanut butter and bacon ice cream. If I had it to do all over again, I definitely would have ordered the peanut butter and bacon ice cream. Fortunately for me, I’m not going to wait another 20 years to go back. Next time, I’ll definitely be sampling the peanut butter and bacon ice cream. Really, how can you go wrong with that combination? • Twin’s Take: I, too, spent many a Friday and Saturday night “cruising” in Piqua right before they banned the sport. Yet George’s Dairy Bar was never a stranger to me growing up. Each time we’d go roller skating at the 36 Skate Club, we’d always stop for a dipped cone. So in keeping with that nostalgia, I ordered a small, cherry dipped cone. I love George’s, too, because they even will put a dab of their amazing soft serve vanilla ice cream in a dish for my beloved dog Shorty. I would have paid big dollars to watch my boss eat peanut butter and bacon ice cream though. Next time George, next time.

Frozen Treat Factory

Where: 1446 W. Main St., Troy • Fong’s Take: In the interests of full disclosure, I’ll admit this much: I’ve always been a little leery of places that offer a healthy alternative to calorieladen, fatty treats. Still, though, it was with an open mind that I entered the Silver Spoon, which promised to cut the calories and cut the fat without cutting any of the taste of traditional ice cream. I was not disappointed. The Silver Spoon offers a variety of frozen yogurt choices — I settled on a delicious peanut butter and chocolate mix — along with dozens of toppings. Between the different flavors of frozen yogurt and the wide selection of fruit and candy toppings, there are literally thousands of combinations and permutations that can be created at The Silver Spoon. It bears noting that I elected not to put toppings on my frozen yogurt. I have a thing about mixing textures in my food. Generally speaking, I don’t like to put crunchy toppings on smooth foods underneath. Strange, I know. Patrons pay for their frozen yogurt based on the weight of the concoction. As is the case with everything Twin and I do, we had to turn it into a competition. We decided to place a friendly wager on who could actually guess closest to the weight of our dessert. Turns out we were both off by a large margin. Looks like neither of us has a future in guessing peoples’ weight at the county fair. • Twin’s Take: Unlike my skeptical boss, I’m all for a healthy alternative in the world of dessert. Then again, who is the tiniest of this eating team? That’s right, I am, so I was more than excited to revisit the Silver Spoon. This place reminds me of yogurt shops you’d visit on vacation. It’s bright, it’s cheery and you try to cram as much frozen yogurt in the dish and defy gravity with as many gummy bears and toppings as well. Then you make your boss pay for it. I tried a few samples before making a final decision on my frozen concoction. I appreciated the sample cups because it was tough to decide. I chose the European Tart at the bottom of the cup and then

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without flavored syrup is just shaved ice. • Twin’s Take: I’m all for the new movement of food trucks in Miami County. Many a time I go without a meal simply because I’m too lazy to walk 10 feet from my cubicle to my car to go to the drive-through. How else can you explain this slim figure? So when the Kona Ice truck parked out front of work, my Undercover Grubber partner wheeled my office chair out to the tropical paradise that awaited. I got the orange flavored sno-cone which perked both my mood and my insulin levels up.

zone. Yet, now I’m a faithful Fribble follower from now on. Going to Friendly’s always reminds me of tagging along to Wednesday night Bible study with The Sno Shack friends or visiting friends that Friendly’s Ice worked at this restaurant throughWhere: Trojan Village parking out high school. While other Cream Shop lot restaurants come and go, • Fong’s Take: As per usual, I Where: 1901 W. Main St., Troy Friendly’s will always stay the was all set to get a traditional • Fong’s Take: Without same, sweet place in Troy and in cherry-flavored shaved ice treat at Friendly’s, there’s a very good my heart. the Sno Shack — remember, I chance I wouldn’t be living in don’t usually do exotic flavors. Troy (I know, I know — perhaps Kona Ice truck Twin, however, shamed me into it. not such a bad thing for the city). The Sno Shack offers dozens of Nearly 40 years ago, Friendly’s Where: Tipp City world headquarters were located • Fong’s Take: Save perhaps mixed flavors — each of which in Troy — which is what brought for the announcement that school comes with its own cute name. So my parents here from their happy is closed for the day, is there any after much arm-twisting (literally, home in Cincinnati. Had they more delightful sound to a child’s she actually twisted my arm — she may be wiry, but she’s strong) never made the move to Troy, I ears than that of the ice cream I decided to get a mixed flavor. I suppose there’s a very good truck? I’m pretty sure when the chose mine based strictly on its chance I wouldn’t be writing this ice cream truck is playing its name — Trojan Spirit. I figured I article today. tune, children can hear it from The best part about my father several miles away — and imme- have Trojan spirit, why not eat it? I was happy to find out Trojan working for Friendly’s corporate diately go running to their parheadquarters? Lots of free ice ents, begging for spare change to Spirit is a mix of “Tiger’s Blood” and pina colada flavors. It’s hard cream. I pretty much grew up on spend. Once the money was in to go wrong with a flavor named the stuff, as our freezer was hand, there always was the elu“Tiger’s Blood” and I do like pina always loaded with ice cream. sive chase to track down the ice coladas (and getting caught in the Which is probably why when it cream truck and place an order. came time for me to make my Fortunately for the Undercover rain). Anyway, I’m glad Twin forced me to think outside the box selection, I chose to go a tradition- Grubbers, there was no chase (for a change) on this one. I was al route — I ordered a chocolate (we’re not particularly fast … not disappointed. Fribble milkshake. It was every probably all the eating we do) — • Twin’s Take: My partner in bit as wonderful as I had remem- and the ice cream truck actually bered growing up. The first sip came to us one day last month and crime does not travel too far off the cherry flavored boring path of brought me back to my childhood. parked right outside our office. life. I’m glad I beat him up in the I think Twin got a little concerned While the Kona Ice truck does parking lot of Trojan Village to when I actually started tearing offer ice cream novelties, what it up while drinking my Fribble. specializes in is shaved ice, which actually try something new. So comes in dozens of flavors. When it after I made my boss cry, it made • Twin’s Take: It’s not that I me think of that old, Bob Marley comes to frozen desserts, I am was concerned about Fong’s emospiritual “No woman, no cry” so more of a traditionalist than my tional trip down Fribble lane, I counterpart. So while I went with therefore, my sno cone selection just didn’t want him hogging all came quite easily. a simple cherry shaved ice, she the napkins. I, too, got a Fribble and I took the strawberry route. To chose to mix her flavors. I got the “Bob Marley” sno The best part about the Kona be honest, I’ve never had a Fribble. cone. I even enjoyed how the sno I usually leave all the milkshakes Ice truck is it allows patrons to cone creator made it look like the I consume to the Dairy Bar babes add as much or as little syrup to Jamaican flag. One love, one at the county fair, so in truth, this the shaved ice as they want. heart; let’s get together and eat Personally, I chose to load it up as shaved ice. was a little outside my comfort

layered on the vanilla bean and classic chocolate. It was great and I didn’t even go in to a lactoseinduced coma nap afterwards.


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HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY 50 Years Ago: July 15-28, 1962 • TROY — A new supermarket is opening in Troy and it will be the Marsh Supermarket Inc., which will open its 62nd corporate store in the Sherwood Shopping Center on Thursday (July 26). The new store has 15,000 square feet of space with mechanized checkouts, 100 linear feet of display cases for frozen food and ice cream, 72 feet for fresh meat, 40 feet for dairy and the same for fresh fruits and vegetables. The store is equipped with Hobart Manufacturing food preparation equipment in the meat department. Marsh Supermarket Inc. is a chain of stores based in Yorktown, Ind., but has 11 other stores in Ohio. The Troy market is the company’s 12th location in Ohio. Estel Marsh, president of the company who will be here tomorrow for the grand opening, learned the grocery business in his father’s grocery store in Randolph County, Indiana. (Columnist’s Note: The Main Street Market, which is now located in the Sherwood Shopping Center, is still owned by Marsh. Marsh over the last couple years has been putting several of their stores under a “new banner,” but will continue to operate its various stores in Indiana and Ohio. The Troy store is also noted as being the first public store in the world to test the universal product code [UPC] when it was first developed by NCR in 1974. Troy based Hobart Manufacturing also developed needful complimetary equipment for the system. Happy 50th Anniversary in Troy Marsh-Main Street Market.)

25 Years Ago: July 15-28, 1987 • COVINGTON — The village of Covington has been working toward this for some time and now they finally have met their goal of hiring a full-time police officer for the community. David Duchack, a Tipp City graduate who now lives in Vandalia, was hired by the village council on Monday (July 20) to be a fulltime patrolman in Covington. Duchak has also served as an auxilliary officer in Bradford and is currently a full-time officer in Vandalia. This summer he will graduate from the University of Dayton with a degree in criminal justice. (Columnist’s note: David Duchak has spent many years in area law enforcement and is now the Chief Deputy in the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.) • MIAMI COUNTY — Stifling heat and humidity have been the cause of several deaths across the country as Miami County continues to suffer with other Americans in the unrelenting heatwave. So far, the temperature in the county has peaked at around 95 degrees, but there are several areas of Ohio and other states which have seen the mercury go over 100 degrees. The temps are about 10 degrees above average for this time of year, but a record of 105 was set in 1934. In addition, with the heat and new fronts clashing, there have been several violent storms throughout the country, a few which have taken lives. Powerful lightning and strong winds have been the cause of much damage from the West to the East

Coast. For the time being, there is not much hope of any relief for at least a few days. 50 Years Ago: July 15-28, 1962 • TIPP CITY — History records tells us that Dan Rouzer served during the Civil War in the 44th OVI and the 8th Ohio Cavalry, along with his horse. Local legend has it that after Rouzer and his horse returned and, then, years later when the horse died, Rouzer had his “friend” buried in the northwest corner of his home lot at the intersection of Fourth and Main streets in Tippecanoe. In 1939, when the U.S. Post Office at Tipp City was erected on the

site, the contractor stated it was stipulated that nothing was to be done with the northwest corner of the lot. Though deeds have been checked, historians and old timers queried, there does not seem to be any recorded evidence of a burial on the lot. But, as a new parking lot is being placed on the site, the workers are careful not to disturb the northwest corner, just the same. (Columnist’s Note: Philip and Lois Cox, who now own the property, have put a horse statue on the corner of the purported burial site. If you would like to read more, Judy Deeter wrote a nice article on the story which can be found at 2012/01/paying-tribute-tounknown-horse.html).

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75 Years Ago: July 15-28, 1937 • PIQUA — Val Decker, longtime Piqua businessman, died in his home Friday afternoon (July 23). Valentine Decker, who was 90 years old, was a native of Baden, Germany, but immigrated and settled in Troy where he worked in the meat slaughtering business for several years. He later spent time in Dayton working and further learning his knowledge of the trade. In 1873, he opened his first retail meat shop in Piqua and immediately gained a good measure of success. In 1903, following several years of growth and change, he retired from retail business and focused soley on the meat processing business. After surviving the 1913 Flood, the business was incorporated and from there continued to have great success in Piqua and the surrounding area. Mr. Decker is survived by five children, a brother, 14 grandchildren and 9 greatgrandchildren. • TROY — KitchenAid continues to be the kitchen appliance of choice for many, not just in Troy but around the world. It was recently learned that Ginger Rogers, famous actress, dancer and singer purchased a KitchenAid by sending a check in the mail. Rogers is not the first well-known personality to want a KitchenAid in her home. Among others who have purchased the appliance are John Barrymore, Myrna Loy, Harold Lloyd, Frederick March and Queen Marie of Romania, to name a few. The appliance has

100 Years Ago: July 15-28, 1912 • BRADFORD — We have received word that Bradford may get a new power house in the village, in part, to deal with the extensive and growing railroad yard and to operate its machinery. The Pennsylvania Railroad company is having plans drawn up for the $40,000 facility. It is hoped that the work can be finished by the fall or spring, at the latest. (Columnist’s Note: If anyone is interested in learning more about Bradford and the history of the Pennsylvania RR, then it can be found in local author Scott Trostel’s book, Bradford: The Railroad Town.) • TROY — Two Troy men were arrested and taken before Mayor McClain on bootlegging charges. Steve Walters was found guilty, his second time, and fined $200 and costs and was sentenced to be at the Xenia workhouse until the charges were paid off. “Hop” Spain was also found guilty, but was only fined $50 and time in the county jail. Rumors are that Walters operated out of the back of the Bader Restaurant on Main Street, which was a saloon. The Rose Option Law is still in effect in this county and community and all would be bootleggers are warned. Patrick D. Kennedy is archivist at the Troy-Miami County Public Library’s Local History Library, 100 W. Main St., Troy, (937) 335-4082.

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The Los Angeles Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Task Force has been swamped with calls about pets in unattended cars since summer started and already has seven cases pending prosecution, said task force member Tami Shepphird, an animal control officer with Los Angeles Animal Services. People running errands are the most common offenders, but they aren’t the only ones, said LAPD Officer Jim Cherrette, also a task force member. The homeless will keep pets in cars, he said. Sometimes people will have to move into an apartment where they can’t have a pet, so they will keep it in a car, Shepphird said. “It’s more a crime of negligence than malice,” Cherrette said. Studies show that the temperature in a car even on a mild day can go up 34 degrees in just 30 minutes.

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to leave animals unattended in a motor vehicle if serious harm is possible. “It’s not a crime to have a dog in a car,” Shepphird said. But if gross neglect is involved and the pet dies or is injured, it can be a felony. Confronting an animal owner can be dangerous, so a bystander should call police, contact a security guard or mall manager or some second party, said Yvette Smith, an animal control officer and another member of the task force. If you are able to reach an overheated dog, use water to cool it off. “If the dog is non-responsive, get it wet and head to the vet,” Brainard said. Police and animal control officers in California can treat hot cars like crime scenes. That means taking photos, collecting evidence and all the paperwork. One of the best tools to come along is the temperature gun, which can measure the temperature from outside the car. In Los Angeles, animal control officers use them and police hope to get them soon to help prosecute dog owners when the cops or animal control arrive too late. Depending on the dog’s condition, police can break the window, wait for a tow truck driver to do it, seize the pet, write a citation or issue a warning if the owner shows up. It can cost hundreds of dollars to get an animal back, Shepphird said. If criminal charges are filed and the owners convicted, they may not get the dog back at all. “Our goal isn’t to put people in jail but to keep animals from dying in cars,” Shepphird said.

Teens invited to ‘jam’ downtown TROY — “Summer Jam,” a free concert for teens, will be presented from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday at Prouty Plaza in downtown Troy. The concert will feature three live acts. Free refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Linda Lee Jolly at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center at 339-0457.




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Set up a summer schedule for kids Scripps Howard News Service Summer is a magical time for children. It’s a time for discovery; it’s when imaginations take flight and lasting friendships are formed. But for parents, the loosey-goosey schedules that come with this season can be fairly frustrating. We’ve got three strategies you can use to maximize everyone’s enjoyment even at this stage of the free-form season and yet retain enough structure so that everyone and everything remains sane and organized. Strategy No. 1: Instill a basic routine by designating a standard go-to activity for at least two days a week. Free-play has been shown by researchers to enhance a child’s creativity, help her figure out what she loves, and to develop her critical problem-solving skills. So, by all means, do not go overboard in

the scheduling department. But in an age where TV and mobiledevice screens beckon, a complete schedule free-for-all may not be best option, either. A little routine gives children a sense of security and it helps them develop self-discipline. It also makes it a lot easier for parents or other caregivers to coordinate meet-ups and play dates. For example if you know you are always going to be at a certain local park on Mondays from 2 to 5 p.m., it’s easy to let the parents or other caregivers of your child’s friends know so they can meet you there for some fun. We recommend developing a schedule that balances the need for unstructured play with the need for routine. Pick two days of the week and institute a regular activity, such as going to the pool or park. At the start of the month, take a few moments to make your plan and

communicate it with friends and family. You can download a free summer routine printable to help organize your family’s routine at ols. Strategy No. 2: Create an activity “Go Fish” bowl to keep the “I’m bored” whining to a minimum. Whether or not it’s good for kids to be bored on occasion is up for some debate. Some parents and psychologists argue that kids need to learn how to be alone and quiet because that’s when the brain kicks into high gear and learns how to imagine other possibilities. While we agree that a steady diet of videos, or even organized activities, can weaken imaginations, we’re not entirely fans of boredom, either. If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a steady stream of boredom-induced whining, you know why.

Again, we recommend a middle path between a hands-off approach that forces kids to overcome their boredom on their own and helping them with ideas for overcoming it. The trick to doing this successfully, of course, is a little planning. Take a few minutes to brainstorm a host of activities that your children would have fun doing and write them down on a sheet of paper. Have them help you create the list — the more invested they are in coming up with the ideas, the more receptive they will be to doing them when they’re “bored.” Cut up the suggestions into small slips and put them in a bowl, box or envelope labeled “Go Fish: Boredom Blasters” and keep it in a central location. Then, whenever you hear a chorus of “I’m soooo bored,” direct them to the container to pick out an activity. You can download a preprinted and organized list of fun summer

boredom busters for your bowl at ols. Strategy No. 3: Set aside time blocks to stay on top of the basic chores. Even in the summertime, chores like paying the bills, keeping the house clean and organized, and doing the laundry have to get done. If you don’t set aside time to do them, they’ll pile up quickly and become a much bigger headache than they need to be. The key to staying on top of basic chores is to designate a small window of time, say 30-45 minutes three days a week, for tackling them. Try to keep the time slot consistent across all three days as it makes it easier to stick with the routine. Great times include right after breakfast, during earlyafternoon nap windows and at around 4 p.m. What’s your regular summer routine?

Parents use workout tips to keep kids safe in heat Scripps Howard News Service Andre Hudson, a 40year-old personal trainer from St. Petersburg, runs a series of popular speed and agility clinics for athletes from elementary school to the college level. “Sure it’s hot,” says Hudson. “But this is Florida. If you are going to play in the heat, you should train in the heat. Get used to it.” Hudson’s training sessions, which typically take place under the midday sun, range from 45 minutes to an hour. The challenge, he says, is to condition the body while avoiding dangerous heat-related illnesses such heat exhaustion and heatstroke. “I work ‘em, give ‘em a break, work ‘em, give ‘em a break,” he said. “They exercise, hydrate and rest … exercise, hydrate and rest.” Whether your chosen fit-

ness program is boot camp at noon or water aerobics at dusk, you have to make sure to drink enough fluid for peak performance and good health. There is no magic formula to how much an athlete should drink during an exercise session, but Dr. Carlos Rodriguez, director of sports medicine at Bayfront Medical Center, said thirst isn’t a reliable guidepost when you’re working out and quickly losing hydration. “Thirst is not an indicator of decreased body fluid,” Rodriguez said. “You could lose more than a liter of water before you even begin to feel thirsty, and by then you are probably already suffering the adverse effects of dehydration.” Hudson said he evaluates each athlete he trains individually. Heat tolerance, like overall fitness, varies from person to per-

son. “If you have somebody who spends a lot of time outdoors, playing and working, they will naturally do better than somebody who sits in an air-conditioned house all day,” he said. “So the important thing is to go at your own pace and slowly acclimatize.” If you are just starting an outdoor exercise program, take it slow, Rodriguez said. “Run in the morning or the evening when it is a little cooler and you don’t have to deal with the heat from the sun,” he said. Though it might seem tempting to wear as little as possible in the heat, Hudson tells his athletes to cover up. “I wear a long-sleeve shirt that wicks away moisture,” he added. “I also never run without a hat. It is amazing how something so simple can keep you so much cooler.”

Loneliness lethal for seniors, new university study shows BY ERIN ALLDAY San Francisco Chronicle SAN FRANCISCO — Feeling lonely always hurts, but when it comes to the elderly, it may actually contribute to failing health or an early death, California university researchers say. In a study of 1,600 seniors by the University of California, San Francisco doctors found that people who reported being lonely were more likely to suffer a decline in health or die over a six-year period than those who were content with their social lives. Loneliness didn’t necessarily mean being alone — almost two-thirds of seniors who reported feeling lonely were married or living with a partner. Researchers defined loneliness as feeling left out or isolated or lacking companionship. “I’m hoping this paper allows people to look critically at themselves and how they treat elders around them,” said study author Dr. Carla Perissinotto, an assistant professor of geriatrics at UCSF. “This country is not great at caring for its elderly.” The relationship between loneliness and poor health wasn’t necessarily shocking, said the study authors and other geriatric experts. Anecdotally, doctors who deal with the elderly said they’ve seen time and again

older patients in declining health who are clearly lonely. But the UCSF study, the results of which were published Tuesday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, is among the largest to tease out feelings of loneliness, which is separate from general depression, and strongly connect them to ill health. The study looked at interviews done in 2002 with 1,604 seniors over age 60 who were asked to describe how often they felt lonely. Researchers then looked at reports of deaths and physical function in that group over the next six years. About 43 percent of the adults reported feeling lonely at least some of the time. Of those seniors, 23 percent died over the sixyear study, compared to 14 percent of the participants who weren’t lonely — a 45 percent increase. The lonely seniors had a 59 percent greater risk of suffering a decline in function, which was defined as being less mobile or less able to take care of daily activities like bathing. There are likely many reasons for the relationship between loneliness and ill health, doctors said. It could be biological — previous studies have shown that loneliness is similar to stress in that it can cause the release of hormones that may impact the

immune system. And it could be behavioral. Doctors said they often hear from patients who are losing weight because they don’t have anyone to share a meal with, or who are bad at sticking to a health care regimen because they’re lacking a friend or partner to simply remind them to take medications. “I have a patient who’s losing weight, and point blank, she says to me, ‘I’m losing weight because eating is a social experience for me and now I’m eating alone and it’s not enjoyable,’ ” Perissinotto said. “That’s a huge part of why she’s declining.” Dr. Marci Teresi, medical director of the memory clinic at Kaiser Santa Clara, said for many of her patients, it’s clear that their doctor visits are “the big social activity for the day or the month.” Loneliness, she believes, can leave people vulnerable to pain and other discomforts that an active social life could distract them from. “I’ve had people tell me they feel like they’re sort of done with life,” she said. Stanford University geriatrist Dr. VJ Periyakoil said her patients often describe feeling “out of sync” and disconnected from society — even if they’re married or living with family.


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Rural Tennessee courthouse was site of Scopes monkey trial DAYTON, Tenn. (AP) — It was yet another Trial of the Century one of those noisy spectacles that roll around every decade or so but this one wasn’t about murder or celebrity kidnapping. Rather it involved a new Tennessee law prohibiting the teaching of evolution in public schools and an unassuming high school science teacher, John Scopes, who went on trial in July 1925 in the hill town of east Tennessee for violating it. It was quickly dubbed “The Monkey Trial,” a description the town still dislikes, and for a couple of weeks the world was focused on conservative backwater Dayton, population about 3,000, which was flooded with some 200 journalists from around the world, scores of telegraph operators, thousands of onlookers and some of the finest legal talent in America. It was the first American trial to be broadcast live nationally on the radio. The trial was the inspiration for the play and 1960 Spencer Tracy movie “Inherit the Wind,” widely seen as jab at the McCarthy era of the 1950s much as was Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” It had four Oscar nominations. The courtroom in the 1891 brick courthouse has been restored and the basement is now a Scopes Trial museum, all free. Each July, the town holds a festival marking the anniversary of the trial; this year it’s scheduled for July 20-21. It remains a working courtroom, looking as it did when the high-profile protagonists, in shirtsleeves and suspenders rather than suit jackets (the judge’s concession to the heat) slugged out the finer points of the Book of Genesis for nearly two weeks that sweltering mid-July. The museum, through photos and other artifacts, seeks to recreate the feel of the town during Dayton’s flash of fame. With a little imagination, it works. Unless you are an ardent “Monkey Trial” fan, two or three hours should suffice, but it is worthwhile for anyone tickled by one of America’s more unusual and splashy legal battles. Scopes, then 24, was accused of violating a new law against teaching in public schools that man came from a “lower form of animals” instead of the Genesis route. Oddly, and the law aside, a biology text approved by the state already noted that “We have learned that animal forms may have begun” with a one-cell form. But the real protagonists were imports. For the defense there was Clarence Darrow, one of the greatest trial lawyers the nation has produced, tireless defender of hopeless cases, who had some “trials of the century” under his belt already, most recently the sensational Leopold and Loeb murder trial in Chicago. The prosecution was led by populist icon William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska, the “Great Commoner,” thrice a presidential candidate, former congressman

IF YOU GO … • SCOPES TRIAL MUSEUM & RHEA COUNTY COURTHOUSE: 1475 Market St., Dayton, Tenn.; or 423-775-7801. Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. From U.S. 27, turn west on Highway 30. Courthouse is at intersection of Market Street and Highway 30. Festival with reenactments in the original courtroom, July 20-21. Dayton is about 40 miles northeast of Chattanooga, Tenn., 155 miles from Nashville and 155 miles from Atlanta.


This May photo shows the restored courtroom in the Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton, Tenn., where the Scopes Monkey Trial took place in 1925. The town hosts an annual festival, this year July 20-21, marking the anniversary of the famous trial about the teaching of evolution in public schools. and secretary of state, strict creationist and firm believer in the literal truth of every word in the Bible, from Jonah being swallowed by a whale to the serpent spending eternity on his belly for his role in the temptation of Eve. How, Darrow asked Bryan in a legendary and withering crossexamination, did the snake get along before that? Darrow had called Bryan himself as an expert Bible witness and grilled him mercilessly about his unwavering fundamentalist beliefs then requested that his client be found guilty in hopes of taking the larger issue, the law itself, to a favorable judgment on appeal. Darrow quickly jumped in when he learned an evangelical group had retained Bryan. The former allies had grown far apart. The New York American Civil Liberties Union had been looking


This July 15, 1925, file photo shows attorney William Jennings Bryan, sitting center behind the microphone during a radio broadcast of the landmark trial of John Thomas Scopes in Dayton, Tenn. The controversial trial between religion and state determined how evolution would be taught in schools.


This July 8, 2005, file photo shows the Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton, Tenn., the location of the 1925 landmark trial involving science teacher, John Scopes, who went on trial in July 1925 for violating a law prohibiting the teaching of evolution in public schools.

for a test case for the law and similar ones, and town leaders figured a trial might bring some attention to economically stressed Dayton. By most accounts they conspired with Scopes to break the law, hoping to cash in on the resulting publicity. Thus Scopes, who conceded he might have taught evolution, volunteered as defendant. The streets of Dayton, very much pro-Bryan, became a circus of vendors, hucksters, self-proclaimed Bible champions and more. A man tattooed with Bible verses shouted gospel from a street corner. A monkey was brought in and paraded about town, and banners exhorting Daytonians to “Read Your Bible” hung from buildings. Scopes, “the infidel Scopes” in the sometimes-unkind reporting by the Baltimore Sun’s widelyread and agnostic H.L. Mencken, was never really a factor. Bryan stated his case bluntly: “If evolution wins, Christianity loses,” strong words for the time and place. Dayton chafed at its description by many urban reporters especially Mencken, as a village of hicks and unwashed yokels in the Bible Belt, a term Mencken coined himself in 1924, although such put-downs were not universal. Some visiting reporters found genuine sincerity in the folks from the hills and said so. Bryan was followed by adoring crowds. His life-size statue today adorns the courthouse lawn, where there is nothing of Darrow and Scopes. Bryan College, (“Christ Above All”), an accredited institution of some 800 students, arose from the trial and continues to flourish. Dayton, a pleasant riverside community, now grown 10-fold, has returned to its quiet ways. The festival includes trial reenactments and trial transcripts in the original courtroom, said Becky Bodkin, executive assistant to the Rhea County Economic and Tourism Council. The event draws good crowds, she said, and tries to tend to all ages. Many visitors make it a day trip from Chattanooga 45 minutes or so to the south. She said a few newer motels and restaurants have opened but that accommodations generally are scanty.

Bicycle tours offered at N.Y.’s Saratoga Battlefield STILLWATER, N.Y. (AP) — Ranger Megan Stevens sets a leisurely pace as she leads about a dozen bicyclists along the paved tour road at Saratoga National Historical Park, scene of one of history’s most important battles. About midway up one of the steeper inclines, it becomes apparent why the Americans made sure they held the high ground when the redcoats finally showed up on foot in 1777. “You can see how impressive the valley is,” Stevens said afterward about some of the park’s hilltop views of the upper Hudson River in Stillwater, 20 miles north of Albany. From such scenic spots she and other National Park Service rangers regale groups of bicyclists with stories of the two battles fought here in September and October 1777, their outcomes, and how the Continental Army’s defeat of the world’s best

army led to the eventual American victory in the Revolutionary War. The free guided bike tours are conducted every other Wednesday in the summer beginning in June at the park, also known as the Saratoga Battlefield. No tour is scheduled Wednesday because of Fourth of July events being held at the park. Other guided bike tours are scheduled for July 11 and 25, and Aug. 1, 15 and 29. They begin at 6 p.m. in the park’s parking lot and last until about 8 p.m. Participants must bring their own bicycles. The bike tours offer an opportunity to learn about a battle considered one of the most significant in history, while getting a not-too-strenuous workout at the same time. An added bonus: Plenty of panoramic views along the 5-mile route, with mountain-

tops in neighboring Vermont and even some in western Massachusetts visible when conditions are right. On one recent pleasant evening, a group consisting of middle-aged couples and retirees pedaled behind Stevens as she led the way from the parking lot outside the park’s visitors center to stop No. 2, site of the Neilson House. Standing near a small building, the only original Revolutionera structure remaining at the park, Megan tells the group how the entire Neilson family husband, wife, eight children and a grandparent lived in a house about the size of a one-car garage. During the Saratoga battles, the homestead served as the headquarters of the American army’s left wing, commanded by Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold, with several thousand troops

encamped behind a zigzagging line of log and earthen fortifications that stretched more than a mile along a ridge overlooking the valley. The Americans’ command of the high ground forced British Gen. John Burgoyne’s army of redcoats and German allies to veer into the rugged interior, away from the river. Burgoyne hoped to brush aside the enemy and continue his southward advance, with the goal of capturing Albany and isolating New England from the rest of the 13 colonies. But after clashes on Sept. 19 and Oct. 7, Burgoyne’s army was beaten, exhausted and starving. The British surrendered on Oct. 17, 1777, in the nearby village of Saratoga, later renamed Schuylerville after an American general from Albany who had land holdings here. While giving a boiled-down

version of the Saratoga battles is necessitated by the brevity of the stops during the bike tours, the rangers manage to include of some of behind-the-scenes drama, such as the personality clashes between American Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates and Arnold, a Saratoga hero who was still three years away from turning traitor. “You can talk forever about the battle, but not everyone is interested in military things,” Stevens said. “You connect more on personal level if you can talk about the individuals and what they went through.” If inclement weather forces cancellation of a bike tour, the rangers will hold their battlefield talks inside the visitors center. For more information, call the park’s visitor center at 518-6649821, extension 1777, or check the park’s website:



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And the Oscar goes to ... Batman? Could happen BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It’s a good thing Batman dresses in black. He could be a popular guy on Hollywood’s black-tie circuit come Academy Awards season. “The Dark Knight Rises” probably has the best chance ever for a superhero film to rise into the best-picture mix at February’s Oscars. The film is the last in a celebrated trilogy that elevated comic-book movies to operatic proportion, and Hollywood likes sending finales out with a lovely door-prize (Peter Jackson’s first two “Lord of the Rings” films were Oscar also-rans before the trilogy’s conclusion won best picture). It has the weight and scope and then some of 2008’s “The Dark Knight,” the “Batman Begins” sequel whose snub in the best-picture field helped prod the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to expand the category to more than five nominees. And in the snub department, academy voters are not likely to forget that Batman boss

Christopher Nolan, one of modern Hollywood’s true innovators, has yet to be nominated for best director. So there could be an “oops, sorry about that” sheepishness among Oscar types working in both Nolan’s and the film’s favor. Nolan doesn’t feel snubbed that “The Dark Knight” was overlooked for best picture or that he missed out on a directing nomination for that one and his 2010 thriller “Inception,” a best-picture nominee. He actually sees a oneof-a-kind honor in the way his films have played out over Oscar season. “Look, the idea, the fact that people have talked about ‘The Dark Knight’ as being a key reason why the academy changed their rules and expanded the field is just a huge honor for the film, in a weird way,” Nolan said. The rules now allow for as many as 10 best-picture contenders. Opening next week, “The Dark Knight Rises” may just speak for itself as a work of high costume drama albeit superhero costumes that’s worthy of show

business’ highest honors, no matter how many nominees there are. The film is gorgeous, sharply written, briskly paced despite an epic running time approaching three hours. The characters have depth and pathos, and the drama feels far richer than the usual hero-saving-the-world saga. The action reflects our own hard times as a masked terrorist lays siege to the masses in a sort of perverse Occupy Gotham City movement that pits the comic-book world’s 99 percenters against the rich and rapacious. “I’m not saying this as a cast member. I’m saying this as a member of the academy. So far, it’s the best film I’ve seen all year,” said Anne Hathaway, who plays master thief Catwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises.” ”He’s transcended the genre now. I think he’s shown that a comicbook movie can actually be epic, extraordinary cinema.” So that’s one Oscar vote already from past best-actress nominee Hathaway. Round up

the rest of Nolan’s key cast and the film’s got even more academy backers: four Oscar winners Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Marion Cotillard and Batman himself, Christian Bale and another longtime awards season oversight, Gary Oldman, who finally got his first nomination last season. That’s half a dozen big names pulling for “The Dark Knight Rises.” Sure, it’s a tiny fraction of the academy’s nearly 6,000 members. Yet when that many great actors sign up for a superhero flick, it must be something special. They and co-stars Tom Hardy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, two of Nolan’s “Inception” colleagues, deliver superb performances in a genre whose characters often act more than a little campy. That has been the difference in Nolan’s Batman films. Characters wear silly disguises, but it all feels real so real that Heath Ledger posthumously won the supporting-actor Oscar as the Joker in “The Dark Knight,”

playing a madman hidden behind makeup that looked like a melted ice cream cake. Nolan “takes it seriously and he treats the characters like human beings, not as caricatures, and he treats the world as a real place,” Gordon-Levitt said. “He walks that line of delivering you a spectacle but not talking down to you.” It’s not as if the academy has disrespected Nolan’s films. He’s been nominated himself three times, for the screenplays of “Inception” and his 2001 breakout hit “Memento,” as well as best-picture as a producer on “Inception.” Nolan’s films have received 21 nominations including eight each for “Inception” and “The Dark Knight” and won six Oscars. “Regardless of whether ‘The Dark Knight’ was nominated or not, we had nothing to complain about,” Bale said. “I don’t think Chris would be complaining whatsoever. I think he’s doing very well.”



More ‘Hunger Games’ in 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The final book in “The Hunger Games” trilogy is coming to the big-screen in two parts starting in 2014. Lionsgate Films announced Tuesday that “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” will be released Nov. 21, 2014, and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” will follow on Nov. 20, 2015. The filmmakers are following the lead of two other teen-based literary franchises, “Harry Potter” and “Twilight,” whose final books were broken into two parts for film. “Mockingjay, Part 1” will come out a year after AP PHOTO/20TH CENTURY FOX the Nov. 22, 2012, release This image released by 20th Century Fox shows characters, from left, Manny, voiced by Ray Romano, Diego, voiced by Denis Leary, Sid, of “The Hunger Games: voiced byJohn Leguizamo, Granny, voiced by Wanda Sykes and Shira, voiced by Jennifer Lopez in a scene from the animated film, “Ice Age: Catching Fire,” the second film based on Suzanne Continental Drift.” Collins’ novels about televised death matches in a future North American society.

Family tectonics shift in fourth ‘Ice Age’

BY JAKE COYLE AP Movie Reviewer The “Ice Age” films, which now number four, might have a prehistoric setting like the Flintstones, but their cartoon world is much closer to Wile E. Coyote. In the crowded arena of kiddie blockbusters, the “Ice Age” movies — the fourth of which is the new, 3-D “Ice Age: Continental Drift” — are among the more slapstick. When they are any good, the motley crew of critters is silly and stupid and going splat. No one does this more than Scrat, a squirrel-rat combination who serves as something like the mascot of the movies. He wordlessly and desperately pursues an ever-elusive nut with the same ratio of success Wile E. had of catching the Road Runner. His frantic hunt is a kind of background diversion from the movies’ main action, which never amounts to the same delight.

‘Fifty Shades’ being adapted

LOS ANGELES — The producers of “The Social Network” are producing the film adaption of the directed by Steve Martino best-selling erotic trilogy Manny and Ellie’s teenage baritone adds heft to the “Ice Age: Continental “Fifty Shades of Grey.” (“Horton Hears a Who!”) movie, which mainly foldaughter, Peaches (Keke Drift,” like the previous Universal Pictures and and Mike Thurmeier (who lows various battles Palmer). films, begins with Scrat co-directed the last install- Focus Features said in a between the gang and When the plates start inadvertently causing a joint statement Monday cataclysmic event. In this shifting, the breaking land Captain Gutt’s shipmates. ment, “Ice Age: Dawn of that Michael De Luca and the Dinosaurs”) from a Most notable among separates Manny, Diego case, his fall into the Dana Brunetti will reteam them is Shira, also a saber- screenplay by Michael Earth’s core spurs the for- and Sid from the rest of for the adaptation of the Berg, Jason Fuchs and the clan, sending them out toothed cat, voiced by mation of the continents. best-selling novels by E. L. Michael Berg. The filmIt’s this kind of thing that to sea on an iceberg. There, Jennifer Lopez, and love James. makers stuff the film to a interest for Diego. Wanda they encounter — what makes the universe “Ice The multimillion-selling manic degree, albeit with Age” pleasant: The history else? — a villainous pirate Sykes makes more of an increasingly textured ani- books tell the story of an impression as Granny, an of the world is shaped not orangutan. unworldly college student mation. elderly relative of Sid’s And it’s here at first by things like asteroids or engaging in an unusual They collectively lead who’s dropped off with him mention of the pirate political leaders, but by the gang through the shift- romantic relationship with at the start of the film. orangutan where it’s fitpratfalls and peanuts. ing tectonics of family and a wealthy young businessWhile the stranded ting to remark that the But such moments of man. romantic life, inevitably group attempts to make “Ice Age” franchise has dialogue-free mania are never been a carefully cre- their way home, the story- finding predictable lessons only brief respites in along the way. But “Continental Drift,” which ated world based on a sen- line among the others is Documentary sible fictional reality where standard teenage stuff, as “Continental Drift,” like is otherwise overstuffed in works Peaches struggles to fit in the rest of the “Ice Age” character-based comedy with loud action scenes movies, is best when it unfolds naturally. It makes with the cool kids (voiced and the yammer of OCEAN SPRINGS, by Drake, Nicki Minaj and leaves poignancy to the slapdash grabs for attencelebrity voices. Miss. — A New Orleansfolks at Pixar. Heather Morris), an tion — dinosaurs were in The main players based production has Extinction, after all, annoying group of young the last one — and the remain the same: Manny launched an online camwooly mammoths who say awaits us all. So how franchise is compelled by the wooly mammoth (the paign to raise $80,000 for about we stick to the slap- a documentary film on The “sick” and “burn.” little more than further ever-droll Ray Romano), stick? Peer pressure pulls his wife, Ellie, a mammoth box office receipts. Shed BBQ & Blues Joint Peaches away from her That said, if you’re raised by possums (Queen in Ocean Springs and the “Ice Age: Continental less popular mole hog going to force a villainous Latifah), Diego the saberrebuilding efforts following Drift,” a 20th Century Fox the fire that burned the friend, Louis (Josh Gad), toothed tiger (Denis Leary) pirate orangutan named release, is rated PG for whose meek, lovesick Captain Gutt into your and Sid the sloth (John restaurant to the ground. mild rude humor and earnestness makes Tiny Leguizamo, with a slobber- wooly mammoth cartoon, Elephant Quilt action. Running time: 87 Tim look like a cynical you can do no better than ing lisp). Their gang Productions owner Jason minutes. Two stars out of to call on Peter Dinklage to jerk. includes others, too, but Rhein tells The SunHerald four. “Continental Drift” is voice him. His menacing the focus here turns to that the money raised will go to cover costs for production and post-production, along with film festival entry fees. He said he hopes to stage successes included complete the documentary, the lead in “Hamlet” and which has a working title Shylock in “The Merchant of “The Shed,” by early to of Venice.” mid-2013. He was among a wily new breed of young British stage actors who soon would rise to Hollywood stardom. “There was a group of us SCHEDULE FRI 7/13 THRU SUN 7/15 ONLY working-class actors, Peter ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL 3-D ONLY (PG) DRIFT 2-D ONLY (PG) O’Toole, Albert Finney, DRIFT 12:05 2:30 5:00 7:40 10:15 11:00 1:25 3:50 6:30 9:05 AMAZING SPIDER- THE AMAZING SPIDEReverybody, and we changed THE MAN 3-D ONLY (PG-13) MAN 2-D ONLY (PG-13) the way things were,” 12:45 4:05 6:10 7:25 10:40 11:30 2:45 9:35 KATY PERRY: PART OF TED (R) Michael Caine said last ME 3-D ONLY (PG) 11:05 1:40 4:25 7:05 9:50 5:20 7:50 TYLER PERRY’S MADEA’S weekend in an interview 2:50 KATY PERRY: PART OF WITNESS PROTECTION ME 2-D ONLY (PG) 12:20 (PG-13) 10:25 for his latest film, “The MAGIC MIKE (R) BRAVE 2-D ONLY (PG) 11:20 1:55 4:35 7:15 10:00 11:10 1:45 4:15 6:45 9:20 Dark Knight Rises.”

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter O’Toole is retiring from show business, saying he no longer has the heart for it and that it’s time to “chuck in the sponge.” O’Toole, who turns 80 on Aug. 2, said in a statement Tuesday that his career on stage and screen fulfilled him emotionally and financially, bringing “me together with fine people, good companions with whom I’ve shared the inevitable lot of all actors: flops and hits.” “However, it’s my belief

that one should decide for oneself when it is time to end one’s stay,” he said. “So I bid the profession a dryeyed and profoundly grateful farewell.” In retirement, O’Toole said he will focus on the third volume of his memoirs. An eight-time Academy Award nominee who never won Hollywood’s top acting honor, O’Toole shot to screen stardom 50 years ago in the title role of “Lawrence of Arabia,” which earned seven Oscars,

including best picture and director for David Lean. O’Toole’s grand performance as British adventurer T.E. Lawrence brought him his first best-actor nomination but set him on an unenviable path of Oscar futility. His eight losses without a win is a record among actors. The honors stacked up quickly as O’Toole received Oscar nominations for 1964’s “Becket,” 1968’s “The Lion in Winter,” 1969’s “Goodbye, Mr. Chips,” 1972’s “The Ruling Class,”

1980’s “The Stunt Man” and 1982’s “My Favorite Year.” In the latter film, O’Toole played a dissolute actor preoccupied with drink and debauchery, seemingly a tailor-made role for a star known in his early years for epic carousing with such fellow partiers as Richard Burton, Richard Harris and Peter Finch. O’Toole went into acting after serving in the Royal Navy, studying at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His early


Peter O’Toole retires with ‘dry-eyed farewell’


Sunday, July 15, 2012



DATES TO REMEMBER • Narcotics Anonymous, Hug A Miracle, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. • DivorceCare seminar and supMain St., Troy, use back door. port group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring at Piqua Assembly of God Church, Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal 8440 King Arthur Drive, Piqua. Child Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. care provided through the sixth• Sanctuary, for women who have grade. been affected by sexual abuse, loca• COSA, an anonymous 12-step tion not made public. Must currently recovery program for friends and be in therapy. For more information, family members whose lives have call Amy Johns at 667-1069, Ext. 430 been affected by another person’s • Miami Valley Women’s Center, compulsive sexual behavior, will meet 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber in the evening in Tipp City. For more Heights, offers free pregnancy testinformation, call 463-2001. ing, noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will more information, call 236-2273. meet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminter • Pilates for Beginners, 8:30-9:30 Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The dis- Main St., Tipp City. For more informacussion meeting is open. tion, call Tipp-Monroe Community • AA, Troy Trinity Group meets at Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 7 p.m. for open discussion in the 12 669-2441. Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal • NAMI, a support group for family Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. members who have a family member • AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., who is mentally ill, will meet from 7Westminster Presbyterian Church, 8:30 p.m. the third Monday at the corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Stouder Center, Suite 4000, Troy. Call Piqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. 335-3365 or 339-5393 for more infor• AA, Living Sober meeting, open mation. to all who have an interest in a sober • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 lifestyle, 7:30 p.m., Westminster p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road and Caldwell streets, Piqua. 25-A, one mile south of the main • Narcotics Anonymous, Winner’s campus. Group, will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity • Al-Anon, “The Language of Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Letting Go, Women’s Al-Anon,” will be Troy. Open discussion . at 6:45 p.m. at the Presbyterian • Narcotics Anonymous, Poison Church, Franklin and Walnut streets, Free, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Troy. Women dealing with an addicChurch, 202 W. Fourth St., third floor, tion issue of any kind in a friend or Greenville. family member are invited. • Narcotics Anonymous, Never Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., First TUESDAY Christian Church, 212 N. Main St., Sidney • Deep water aerobics will be • Teen Talk, where teens share offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln their everyday issues through communication, will meet at 6 p.m. at the Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit Troy View Church of God, 1879 for more information Staunton Road, Troy. • Singles Night at The Avenue will and programs. • Hospice of Miami County be from 6-10 p.m. at the Main “Growing Through Grief” meetings Campus Avenue, Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, are at 11 a.m. on the first, third and Troy. Each week, cards, noncompeti- fifth Tuesdays of each month, and 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays tive volleyball, free line dances and and are designed to provide a safe free ballroom dance lessons. Child and supportive environment for the care for children birth through fifth grade is offered from 5:45-7:45 p.m. expression of thoughts and feelings each night in the Main Campus build- associated with the grief process. All sessions are available to the commuing. For more information, call 667nity and at the Hospice Generations 1069, Ext. 21. of Life Center, 550 Summit Ave., sec• A Spin-In group, practicing the ond floor, Troy, with light refreshart of making yarn on a spinning ments provided. No reservations are wheel, meets from 2-4 p.m. on the required. For more information, call third Sunday at Tippecanoe Weaver Susan Cottrell at Hospice of Miami and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. County, 335-5191. • A daytime grief support group For more information, call 667-5358. meets on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the MONDAY Generations of Life Center,, second floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The • Christian 12 step meetings, support group is open to any grieving “Walking in Freedom,” are offered at adults in the greater Miami County 7 p.m. at Open Arms Church, 4075 area and there is no participation fee. Tipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. Sessions are facilitated by trained • An arthritis aquatic class will be bereavement staff. Call 573-2100 for offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at details or visit the website at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for • A children’s support group for more information and programs. any grieving children ages 6-11 years • AA, Big Book discussion meetin the greater Miami County area will ing will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity meet from 6-7:30 p.m. on the first Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset and third Tuesday evenings at the Road, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. The Generations of Life Center, second discussion is open to the public. floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. There is • AA, Green & Growing will meet no participation fee. Sessions are at 8 p.m. The closed discussion facilitated by trained bereavement meeting (attendees must have a staff and volunteers. Crafts, sharing desire to stop drinking) will be at Troy time and other grief support activities View Church of God, 1879 Old are preceded by a light meal. Staunton Road, Troy. • Quilting and crafts is offered • AA, There Is A Solution Group from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at will meet at 8 p.m. in Ginghamsburg the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First United Methodist Church, County St., Tipp City. Call 667-8865 for more Road 25-A, Ginghamsburg. The dis- information. cussion group is closed (participants • The Blue Star Mothers of must have a desire to stop drinking). America meet from 7-9 p.m. the third • AA, West Milton open discusTuesday at the Miami County Red sion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Cross, 1314 Barnhart Road, Troy. Lutheran Church, rear entrance, Meetings are open to any mother of 1209 S. Miami St. Non-smoking, a member of the military, guard or handicap accessible. reserve or mothers of veterans. For • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will more information, e-mail at meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room or at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. by call (937) 307-9219. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion • A support group for people meeting is open. A beginner’s meet- affected by breast cancer meets on ing begins at 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. • Alternatives: Anger/Rage Sponsored by the UVMC Cancer Control Group for adult males, 7-9 Care Center, the group’s mission is p.m., Miami County Shelter, 16 E. to empower women to cope with the Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed day-to-day realities of cancer before, are physical, verbal and emotional during and after treatment. The supviolence toward family members and port group meets at the Farmhouse, other persons, how to express feellocated on the UVMC/Upper Valley ings, how to communicate instead of Medical Center campus, 3130 N. confronting and how to act nonvioDixie Highway, Troy. Social time lently with stress and anger issues. begins at 6:30 p.m., the meeting, 7• Mind Over Weight Total Fitness, 8:15 p.m. Contact Chris Watercutter 6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin St., Troy. at 440-4638 or 492-1033, or Robin Other days and times available. For Supinger at 440-4820 for more informore information, call 339-2699. mation. • TOPS (Take Off Pounds • The Miami Shelby Chapter of Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran the Barbershop Harmony Society will Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene Street New members welcome. For more United Methodist Church, 415 W. information, call 335-9721. Greene St., Piqua. All men interested • Troy Noon Optimist Club will in singing are welcome and visitors meet at noon at the Tin Roof restau- always are welcome. For more inforrant. Guests welcome. For more mation, call 778-1586 or visit the information, call 478-1401. group’s Web site at www.melody• Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at Richards and meeting at 5:30 p.m. Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., Troy. • Parenting Education Groups will Video/small group class designed to meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family help separated or divorced people. Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. For more information, call 335-8814. Franklin St., Troy. Learn new and • AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 p.m., age-appropriate ways to parent chil- Dettmer’s Daniel Dining Room. dren. Call 339-6761 for more infor• AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 mation. There is no charge for this p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, program. 1431 W. Main St., Troy.


• AA, Serenity Island Group will meet at 8 p.m. in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion is open. • AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 p.m. for closed discussion, Step and Tradition meeting, in the 12 Step Room, Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Use the alley entrance, upstairs. • Al-Anon, Trinity Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Men’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • A Domestic Violence Support Group for Women will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16. E. Franklin St., Troy. Support for battered women who want to break free from partner violence is offered. There is no charge for the program. For more information, call 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Children’s Creative Play Group will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. School-age children will learn appropriate social interactions and free expression through unique play therapy. There is no charge for this program. More information is available by calling 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Spirit of Recovery, Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 9100 N. Main St., State Route 48, between Meijer and Samaritan North. For other meetings or information, call 252-6766 or (800) 589-6262, or visit the Web site at • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 236-2273. • A Pilates Beginners group matwork class will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippWEDNESDAY Monroe Community Services at 6678631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Skyview Wesleyan Church, • Safe People, 7-8:30 p.m., 6995 Peters Road, Tipp City, will offer Ginghamsburg Church, SC/DC 104. a free dinner at 6:15 p.m. Bible study guidance for making safe choicFind will begin at 7 p.m. es in relationships, from friendships • An arthritis aquatic class will be to co-workers, family or romance. offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at to identify nurturing people as Learn Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call well as those who should be avoided. 335-2715 or visit for Call Roberta Bogle at 667-4678 for more information and programs. information. more • The “Sit and Knit” group meets • Boundaries, 7-8:30 p.m., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tippecanoe Ginghamsburg Church, ARK 200. A Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd 12-week video series using St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and to attend. For more information, call Dr. John Townsend. Offers practical 667-5358. help and encouragement to all who • Grandma’s Kitchen, a homecooked meal prepared by volunteers, seek a healthy, balanced life and practice in being able to say no. For is offered every Wednesday from 5more information, call Linda Richards 6:30 p.m. in the activity center of at 667-4678. Hoffman United Methodist Church, • The Temple of Praise Ministries 201 S. Main St., West Milton, one will serve hot lunches from noon to 2 block west of State Route 48. The meal, which includes a main course, p.m. on the first and third Wednesday at 235 S. Third St., Tipp City. salad, dessert and drink, is $6 per • A free employment networking person, or $3 for a children’s meal. group will be offered from 8-9 a.m. The meal is not provided on the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas or each Wednesday at Job and Family Services, 2040 N. County Road 25New Year’s. A, Troy. The group will offer tools to • An Alzheimer’s Support Group tap into unadvertised jobs, assiswill meet from 4-5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month tance to improve personal presentaat the Church of the Nazarene, 1200 tion skills and resume writing. For Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is for more information, call Steven Kiefer at 570-2688 or Justin Sommer at anyone dealing with dementia of a loved one. For more information, call 440-3465. the Alzheimer’s Association at (937) THURSDAY 291-3332. • The Dayton Area ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Lou • Deep water aerobics will be Gehrig’s Disease) Support Group will offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. third Wednesday at the West Call 335-2715 or visit Charleston Church of the Brethren, for more information 7390 State Route 202 (3 miles north and programs. of I-70). Bring a brown bag lunch. • The Generations of Life Center Beverages will be provided. For more of Hospice of Miami County will offer information, call (866) 273-2572. a 6 O’Clock Supper at local restau• The Kiwanis Club will meet at rants on the third Thursday of each noon at the Troy Country Club, 1830 month at 6 p.m. The locations vary, Peters Road, Troy. Non-members of so those interested parties can call Kiwanis are invited to come meet the office at 573-2100 for details. This friends and have lunch. For more is a social event for grieving adults information, contact Bobby Phillips, who do not wish to dine out alone. vice president, at 335-6989. Attendees order from the menu. • Retirees of the Local 128 UAW • An open parent-support group will meet the third Wednesday at will be at 7 p.m. at Corinn’s Way Inc., 11:30 a.m. for a hot lunch and short 306 S. Dorset Road, Troy. meeting at the Troy Senior Citizens • Parents are invited to attend the Center, 134 N. Market St., Troy. Corinn’s Way Inc. parent support • The Troy American Legion Post group from 7-8:30 p.m. each No. 43 euchre parties will begin at Thursday. The meetings are open 7:30 p.m. For more information, call discussion. 339-1564. • Tipp City Seniors gather to play • AA, Pioneer Group open discus- cards prior to lunch every Thursday sion will meet at 9:30 a.m. Enter at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp down the basement steps on the City. At noon will be a carry-in lunch north side of The United Church Of and participants should bring a covChrist on North Pearl Street in ered dish and table service. On the Covington. The group also meets at third Thursday, Senior Independence 8:30 p.m. Monday night and is wheel- offers blood pressure and blood chair accessible. sugar testing before lunch. For more • AA, The Best Is Yet To Come Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, Tipp City Group, Zion Lutheran Church, Main and Third streets at 8 p.m. This is a closed discussion (participants must have a desire to stop drinking). • Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Sidney Group, Presbyterian Church, corner North and Miami streets, Sidney. • AA, 7 p.m. at Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Open discussion. • An Intermediate Pilates class will be from 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Women’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, Just For Tuesday, will meet at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. This is an open discussion. • Narcotics Anonymous, Unity Group, 7 p.m., Freedom Life Ministries Church, 9101 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Open discussion. • Public bingo, license No. 010528, will begin with early birds at 7 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 833, 17 W. Franklin St., Troy. Use the Cherry Street entrance. Doors open at 5 p.m. Instant tickets also will be available. • Public bingo — paper and computer — will be offered by the Tipp City Lumber Baseball organization from 7-10 p.m. at the West Milton Eagles, 2270 S. Miami St., West Milton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and concessions will be available. Proceeds will benefit the sponsorship of five Little League baseball teams. For more information, call 543-9959. • DivorceCare will be every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Nazarene, State Route 55 and Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is open to men and women. For more information, call Patty at 440-1269 or Debbie at 335-8397. • Christian 12-Step, 7-8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus.

information, call 667-8865. • Best is Yet to Come open AA meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, Tri-City Group meeting will take place 8:30-9:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the former Dettmer Hospital. The lead meeting is open. For more information, call 335-9079. • AA, Spirituality Group will meet at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Troy. The discussion is open. • Health Partners Free Clinic will offer a free clinic on Thursday night at the clinic, 1300 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Registration will be from 5:30-7 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The clinic does not accept medical emergencies, but can refer patients to other doctors and can prescribe medication. Call 332-0894 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, NAIOU, 7:30 p.m., Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Preschool story hours will be from 10-11 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. • Weight Watchers, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Tipp City. For more information, call 552-7082.

FRIDAY • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • A “Late Night Knit” meeting will be from 7-10 p.m. on the first and third Friday at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358. • AA, Troy Friday Morning Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m. in the Salvation Army, 129 South Wayne St., Piqua. Use parking lot entrance, held in gym. • Narcotics Anonymous, Clean and Free, 8 p.m., Dettmer Hospital, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Open discussion. Fellowship from 7-8 p.m. • A Pilates Intermediate group matwork class will be held from 9-10 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 6678631 or Celeste at 667-2441. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • A singles dance is offered every Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Christopher Club, Dixie Highway, Kettering, sponsored by Group Interaction. The dance is $6. For more information, call 640-3015 or visit • Christian Worship Center, 3537 S. Elm Tree Road, Christiansburg, hosts a Friday Night Bluegrass Jam beginning at 7 p.m. each Friday. Homemade meals are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Participants may bring instruments and join in. A small donation is requested at the door. For more information or directions, call 857-9090 or 631-2624.

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



Sunday, July 15, 2012



Strategists focus on middle class in new book BY LAURA IMPELLIZZERI AP Book Reviewer “It’s the Middle Class, Stupid!” (Blue Rider Press/Penguin Group), by James Carville and Stan Greenberg: Longtime Democratic political consultant James Carville and strategist Stan Greenberg have written a recipe for President Barack Obama’s re-election in their book, “It’s the Middle Class, Stupid!” Neither is working directly for Obama. But their credentials are immense, and it was Carville, as an adviser to then-candidate Bill Clinton, who in 1992 led the charge with the slogan “It’s the economy, stupid!” the campaign come-on that the book’s title apes. Essentially, they’re saying the vast majority of Americans identify themselves as members of the middle class, and Americans are both savvier than politicians realize and more disaffected than ever. So, whether you believe the middle class is shrinking statistically or not, it’s up for grabs. And Democratic candidates are risking everything unless they immediately and repeatedly tell voters how they will cut the deficit, heal the economy and guarantee the long-term health of the middle class. Carville’s and Greenberg’s recipe includes raising the tax rate on the highest incomes (but in line with what they see as a deepseated American respect for financial success, not going after wealth itself); investing in education, research, infrastructure and innovation; and getting out of Afghanistan and similar conflicts. All this must be done, they say, with equal parts deficit cuts and tax increases. To introduce their ideas, they present pages and pages of quotes from focus groups and numerous charts of demographic data, economic trends and survey responses. It’s all very timely, with references to Congressman Paul Ryan’s proposed federal budget, to what must happen “this fall” and to the health care reforms the pair would pitch, whether or not the 2010 overhaul survives (the Supreme Court mostly upheld it last month, after the book went to press, but Republican leaders now vow to block the overhaul’s implementation and repeal it). And the book does get more readable and cohesive as it progresses. But Carville and Greenberg largely omitted the guideposts that readers need to get from one point to the next. And much of the impressive evidence they marshal gets obscured by the book’s format, in which they mimic the frothy back-and-forth of the TV talk shows where Carville shines. Here’s a sample from Carville: “Every cockamamie, goofball, jackass, stupid idea that has come up in the last 30 years has come from Representative Ryan and his ilk. I’ll be glad to enumerate (etc.). … It’s not enough that the working poor have been crushed and he and his kind have gotten every kind of break; they have to have more.” Greenberg frequently modulates, telling Carville: “Well, it is a little more complex.” … “Well, let’s just say there is a fog machine on our side too.” … and “You are not far off.”


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Three mysteries for summer reading “The Last Minute” (Grand Central Publishing), by Jeff Abbott What would you do to save your son? Sam Capra experienced betrayal and loss in Jeff Abbott’s “Adrenaline.” In Abbott’s new thriller, “The Last Minute,” Capra’s wife is in a coma and he is desperate to find his infant son. An ex-CIA agent, Capra has the skills and resources for the search. The kidnappers are part of a cartel called the Novem Soles (Nine Suns), and they have their hands in law enforcement and government agencies around the world. They even have allies in the CIA. Capra is also confronted with a moral dilemma: The ransom demand isn’t

Allison Leotta. A high-priced escort arrives at the U.S. Capitol for a rendezvous with one of her regular clients, a long-term Congressman. A short time later, she falls to her death from the balcony. Anna Curtis works for the U.S. Attorney’s office and Jack Bailey, the chief homicide prosecutor, is her boyfriend, though their colleagues are kept in the dark about their relationship. Their joint investigation quickly hits a wall. Congressional attorneys are afraid of legislative secrets leaking, and other clients of the escort service don’t want their activities “Discretion” (Touchstone), by Allison revealed to their spouses. Leotta, a federal former Leotta Sex and politics collide prosecutor, writes with in “Discretion,” an intrigu- authority and authenticity. Imagine one of the best ing new thriller from

episodes of the TV series “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” but set in Washington, D.C., instead of New York City. Besides the realistic feel of the courtroom machinations, Leotta also takes readers on a journey inside the elite of Washington and the world of escort services. How can such an obvious prostitution enterprise operate immune from the law? Curtis and Bailey find their relationship tested as people in power will use everything and everyone at their disposal to keep their private lives a secret. “The Last Refuge: a Dewey Andreas Novel” (St. Martin’s Press), by Ben Coes Ben Coes has created a hero who ranks with the

protagonists in a Vince Flynn or Brad Thor thriller. Dewey Andreas is a former SEAL who was forced out of active duty. When his life was in peril, a team of Israeli commandos led by Kohl Meir saved him. When Meir uncovers irrefutable evidence that Iran has developed a nuclear device and plans to detonate it in Tel Aviv, he goes to Dewey for help. Dewey and Kohl develop a plan to sneak into Iran and destroy its nuclear facility. An officer high up in the Iranian government learns of the plan and captures Kohl. Dewey must rescue his friend and save the world. “The Last Refuge” is a winner, and it will keep readers turning the pages.

Strayed (Knopf) 4. “StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath (Gallup Press) 5. “The Amateur” by Edward Klein (Regnery Publishing) 6. “An American Son” by Marco Rubio (Sentinel) 7. “Cowards” by Glenn Beck (Threshold Editions) 8. “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House) 9. “Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard (Holt) 10. “The Wimpy Kid Do-ItYourself Book” by Jeff Kinney (Abrams) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. “Fifty Shades of Grey”

by E.L. James (Vintage) 2. “Fifty Shades Darker” by E.L. James (Vintage) 3. “Fifty Shades Freed” by E.L. James (Vintage) 4. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishing Group) 5. “Bared to You” by Sylvia Day (Penguin Group) 6. “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) 7. “Criminal” by Karin Slaughter (Random House) 8. “Beautiful Disater” by Jamie McGuire (Jamie McGuire LLC) 9. “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic

Press) 10. “War Brides” by Helen Bryan (Amazon Force) NONFICTION E-BOOKS 1. “Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free” by John E. Ferling (Bloomsbury USA) 2. “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 3. “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House) 4. “The Amateur” by Edward Klein (Regnery Publishing) 5. “The Devil in Pew Number Seven” by Rebecca Nichols Alonzo (Tyndale House Publishers)

for money, but for the execution of an innocent person. Deliver proof of this man’s death and Capra can have his son back. He cannot count on his former allies for assistance, and his new boss is in hiding with a price on her head. It doesn’t matter why the Novem Soles want this man dead. All that matters to Capra is the opportunity to get his son back. Abbott is one of the best thriller writers in the business, and he delivers action and complex characters in an explosive cocktail. The next Capra novel cannot come fast enough.

BESTSELLERS FICTION 1. “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) 2. “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) 3. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishing Group) 4. “Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess” by Rachel Renee Russell (Aladdin) 5. “Wicked Business” by Janet Evanovich (Bantam) 6. “The Next Best Thing: A Novel” by Jennifer Weiner (Atria Books) 7. “The Serpent’s

Shadow” by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion) 8. “Between the Lines” by Jodi Picoult (Emily Bestler Books) 9. “Summerland” by Elin Hilderbrand (Reagan Arthur Books) 10. “Criminal” by Karin Slaughter (Dell) NONFICTION 1. “Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence” by Sarah Young (Integrity Publishers) 2. “Leadocracy: Hiring More Great Leaders into Government” by Geoff Smart (Greenleaf Book Group) 3. “Wild” by Cheryl



Sunday, July 15, 2012



Wolffs married 40 years ago

Millers celebrate 50 years

TROY — Paula Schuster, the daughter of Don and Lois Schuster of Phillips, Neb., and Michael Wolff, the son of Becky and Gerald Wolff of Aurora, Neb., were married July 22, 1972, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Grand Island, Neb. Their children are Ryan and Vicki Wolff and sons Anthony and Aiden of Burke, Va., Tyler and Jessa Wolff of Pataskala, Ohio, and Ashley of Blacklick, Ohio.

TROY — Charles “Bill� and Connie (Sherman) Miller of Troy are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married June 18, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio. Their children include Jean and Don Cordonnier of Covington, Chuck and Laticia Miller of Grayslake, Ill., Diane Anderson of Denver, Colo., John and Johnnie Miller of Lexington, Ky., and Mark and Sabrina Miller of Portland, Ore. They have five grandchildren with two more on the way. He is retired after 40 years as a teacher in the Newton and Troy school

Bruns plan open house for 50th Carol (Bruns) Gigandet, Helen (Baltes) Lovell, Jeanie (Langenkamp) Hoffman, Gerald Bruns, John Schmitmeyer, Bob Poeppelman, John Langenkamp and the late John Pleiman. Fred and Edna are both retired, Fred from Hobart Brothers and Edna from F&P America. They have three daughters. Deborah (Sam) Moniaci of West Milton, Sheryl (Harry) Griffeth of Troy, and Tina (Dan) Reichley of Richmond, Ind.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Willimans celebrate 60 years ENGLEWOOD — Ned and Marilyn Williman of Englewood celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 1, 2012. They have four children, Jeff Williman of Englewood, Vanessa Swartz (Mike) of West Milton, Tamara Walker (Doug) of Pitsburg and Deanna Church (Rex) of West Milton; eight grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren In lieu of a celebration party, the entire family will vacation in Destin, Fla., in September.

OLD TIMERS CLUB ICE CREAM SOCIAL Saturday, July 21 5:00-8:00 P.M. Greene County Fairgrounds Cost: Donation

Open house set for Kallens COVINGTON — William and Judy (Laughman) Kallen were married Aug. 19, 1962, at the Church of the Brethren in Covington, officiated by the Rev. Robert Higgins. He is the son of Henry and Katherina Kallen of Wayne, N.J. Both are deceased. She is the daughter of Herbert (deceased) and Jessie Laughman, who survives. They are the parents of Daniel of Chicago, Darin and Marcia (Caldwell) of Troy, Delanie and Robert Switzer of Orlando, Fla., and Derrick of Piqua; as well as six grandchildren. Their children will

Bryant, Block exchange vows

host an open house from 2-5 p.m. July 28 at Friendship Community Church on State Route 41, Covington. The couple request that gifts be omitted. They request only your presence.

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

Come and enjoy some good old fashioned ice cream and cookies made by the Old Timer’s Club. Members are dedicated to raising money for many charities. Come out and help us continue to serve the community with our outreach efforts.

systems. She worked at home and at St. Patrick. The family celebrated the occasion with a weeklong cruise to the Caribbean.


AKRON — Letitia Simone Bryant and William Joseph Block were married on May 27, 2012, by Minister Richard Rose at the Wooster Avenue Church of Christ in Akron. The couple hosted close family and friends at an adult reception at the Akron Ramada Plaza immediately following the ceremony. The bride, who is from Akron, is the assistant law director for the city of Hamilton. The groom is a graduate of Troy High School (class of 2001), where he played varsity football. He is a Certified Public

Accountant and senior auditor at Battelle & Battelle LLP in Dayton. The couple honeymooned at the Bay Club Resort in Hawaii. They have settled in West Chester.



TROY — Fred and Edna (Langenkamp) Bruns of Troy will celebrate their 50th anniverary on July 22, 2012, with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Troy. A dinner reception will be held at Osgood Legion Hall in Osgood, for family and invited guests, with an open house from 2:30-5 p.m. The Bruns were married on July 21, 1962, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Osgood. The Rev. Jacob Volk officiated. The witnesses were Ruth (Langenkamp) Oldiges,

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Adam John Dobrzeniecki, 28, of 608 Virginia St., Piqua, to Erica Jayne Landis, 26, of same address. Howard Joseph Bixler, 56, of 307 S. Mulberry St., Troy, to Bonnie Lou Huffman, 61, of same address.









Zachary Thomas Shipman, 27, of 641 Wood St., Piqua, to Roseanne Marie Worley, 23, of same address. Bryan Dean Adkins, 35, of 2640 Seneca Drive, Troy, to Heather Marie Johnson, 31, of same address. Bradley Scott Valentine, 27, of 110 Westwood Road, Columbus, to Megan Casey Rasor, 26, of 5 Greenbriar Court., Piqua. Aaron Patrick Fister, 28, of 3730 Heathwood Drive, Tipp City, to Jennifer Lee Welker, 27, of same address. Joseph Michael Gauder, 28, of 4849 Red Bird Court, Tipp City, to Jacqueline Danielle Winner, 26, of same address. Richard Thomas Hamilton, 39, of 2870 Red Oak Circle, Troy, to Kelli Kristine Harshbarger, 34, of same address. Denny Dean Cline, 35, of 1143 E. Race Drive, Troy, to Rebecca Jean Hodge, 27, of same address. Leighton Kyle Wiggins, 27, of 115 Bacon Lane, Carencro, La., to Katy Elizabeth Wilson, 28, of same address. David Glenn Fugate Jr., 24, of 3545 Teakwood Road, Tipp City, to Weslyn Lucille Brown, 22, of same address. Junior Paul Smith Jr., of 25 County Road 3706, Edison, Ala. to Lois Gay Robbins, 73, of 210 Cleveland St., Piqua . Scott Michael Walker, 43, of 9 Carisbrooke Villas, Hull, HU5 3BN, to Nikkole Marie DeMoss, 27, of 911 Kent Lane, Troy. Joshua Adam Casto, 21, of 1256 Garbry Road, Apt. 7, Piqua to Megan Marie Barga, 20, of same address.





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Thirty-year mortgage rate drops to record 3.56% WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell again to record lows, giving would-be buyers more incentive to brave the housing market. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the 30-year loan fell to 3.56 percent. That’s down from 3.62 percent last week and the lowest since long-term mortgages began in the 1950s. The average rate on the 15-year mortgage, a popular refinancing option, dipped to 2.86 percent, below last week’s previous record of 2.89 percent. The rate on the 30-year loan has fallen to or matched record low levels in 11 of the past 12 weeks. Cheaper mortgages have contributed to a modest housing recovery this year. Home sales were up in May from the same month last year. Home prices are rising in most markets. And homebuilders are starting more projects and spending at a faster pace. Low mortgage rates could also provide some help to the economy if more people refinance. When people refinance at lower rates, they pay less interest on their loans and have more money to spend. Many homeowners use the savings on renovations, furniture, appliances and other improvements, which help drive growth. Still, the pace of home sales remains well below healthy levels. Many people are still having difficulty qualifying for home loans or can’t afford larger down payments required by banks. And the sluggish job market could deter some from making a purchase this year. U.S. employers added only 80,000 jobs in June, a third straight month of weak hiring. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2 percent, the government reported last week. Slower job creation has caused consumers to pull back on spending. Mortgage rates have been dropping because they tend to track the yield on the 10-year Treasury note. A weaker U.S. economy and uncertainty about how Europe will resolve its debt crisis have led investors to buy more Treasury securities, which are considered safe investments. As demand for Treasurys increase, the yield falls. To calculate average rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country on Monday through Wednesday of each week.

One of my favorite decorating trends involves blueand-white pottery. Whether it’s transferware platters hung as art on the wall or Asian ginger jars clustered in a tabletop display, blue-andwhite pottery is a cornerstone of the Nell Hill’s look. Regular readers know that I’ve long sung the praises of all sorts of blue-and-white accessories. Allow me to dive into the subject once again! Since blue-and-white pottery comes in such a wide array of shapes and patterns, from Asian ginger jars to Delft blue cachepots, it’s easy to pull together a small collection of dissimilar but complementary pieces and create a powerful display. Simple and straightforward, three jars standing on a table in my foyer steal the show because a group of similar objects massed together in a tight cluster packs a lot of punch. I recently pulled together a lovely display to fill the empty space above the secretary in my living room. Larger-scale blue-and-white pottery is an ideal choice for decorating high-up spaces, like on top of an armoire, because it is tall, beefy and bold enough to not get lost, yet sleek and simple enough to not appear cluttered. If you want to add a touch of subtle color and texture to a display, blue-and-white pottery is a perfect pick. With its sophisticated lines, it’s a great addition to casual or formal tableaux in any style of home. I love this one display on the coffee-table ottoman in my living room because it’s simple yet full of visual interest. A blue-andwhite cachepot, holding a live maidenhair fern, stands at the center of a lovely black tray. It could easily be featured by itself, but since I like to layer the accents in my designs, I framed the cachepot with a few of my favorite treasures: a stack of antique


Larger-scale blue-and-white pottery is an ideal choice for decorating high-up spaces, like atop an armoire. books topped with a white plate, a small pencil box and a crystal candy dish. To give an existing display a new look, tuck in a piece of blue-and-white pottery. For example, I placed a blue-and-

white transferware plate on top of a stack of Dan’s books. The plate isn’t just attractive, it’s also functional. It can hold a TV remote, reading glasses or a cup of coffee. I use my blue-and-white

transferware constantly in my tablescapes because it looks sensational paired with just about any color, including red, green, orange and

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One reason sellers prepare and stage their homes for sale is so buyers can imagine themselves living there. It can be difficult for buyers who are emotionally involved with the home to picture what the place will look like after the sellers move out. To avoid after-closing problems, make sure that your purchase contract is clear about what stays with the house and what does not. Real estate law and custom vary from one area to the next. Ask your agent for help if you have any question about what’s included in the sale and what is not. The multiple listing service (MLS) can provide some informa-

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tion. For instance, if there are washer and dryer hookups only, then the washer and dryer are not included in the sale unless otherwise specified in writing in the purchase agreement. To be enforceable, real estate contracts must be in writing. Verbal agreements to sell real estate aren’t binding. The MLS is the Realtors’ listings of homes for sale and an offer to cooperate

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OPEN HOUSE TIPS replace any outdated outdoor lighting fixtures. 5. Buy new house numbers if the old ones are dated or faded. Be sure buyers can see the new ones from the curb. 6. Buy a new welcome mat. 7. Organize all closets and drawers. Buyers might look there. 8. Make any necessary repairs so that buyers don’t have to add that to their list of expenses. 9. Rearrange furniture to make rooms appear as large as possible. 10. Make every surface shine, from ceiling fans to baseboards. Don’t forget interior windows, mirrors and floors.

Home and Garden Television How to prepare for an open house: 1. Eliminate half of your belongings, as clutter can cost a sale. Rent a storage unit or portable pod for extraneous pieces of furniture or knickknacks. Another idea is to ask a friend if you can borrow some space in his or her garage. 2. Use “home wash” (hose attachment available at home-improvement stores) to clean the outside of the house. 3. Clean rain gutters as well as outside windows and screens. 4. Make sure the front door is inviting. Paint the door if needed. Also,

Bay-laurel leaves will keep pantry pests away BY MAUREEN GILMER Scripps Howard News Service

Pottery gorgeous as it is functional? Big blue-and-white Asian fishbowls are a perfect pick if you need to contain a lot of bulky items. Firewood never looks as beautiful as it does collected in a blue-and-white bowl. You can also use the bowls in the bathroom to hold toilet paper or rolledup bath towels. When you entertain, fill one of the big bowls with ice to chill your wine. Use smaller cachepots to corral kitchen utensils, to hold outgoing mail or your keys.

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brown. You can easily reinvent this versatile pattern simply by switching out your table linens, table accents and supplemental dishes. When you’re dressing up your table for a dinner party, include a few blueand-white Asian vases to add a sophisticated air to the setting. Create a bold display of temple jars at the table center. Or place a small phalanx of bud vases down the center of the table, each holding a few The column has been blooms. We all have to store adapted from Mary Carol stuff in our homes, so why Garrity’s blog at www.nellnot make that storage as

The contents of a bin of flour should not move. Small black bugs should not gather at the bottom of a box of cereal. And though they are nearly identical to rice grains, small maggots may not take up residence in that bag, either. Ditto crackers and dog food. The genesis of pantry moths and flour weevils? Microscopic eggs that arrive in your kitchen inside all of these foods sealed in airtight wrappers. Once you open the bag, oxygen and heat enter to make microscopic eggs hatch into larvae. These tiny maggots spoil the food, then move on to pupate into an adult moth or beetle to infest the rest of your kitchen. All over America, flour bins are coming alive with the heat. It starts in early summer when the house itself heats up to the perfect hatching temperature. What grows in your flour may be any one of a dozen different insects that roughly follow this same life cycle. They were once pernicious residents of old gristmills, spread far and wide in the bags of flour. Such pests infested hard-tack rations of every war, and a century ago they were so ubiquitous that soldiers ate this rare protein source on the battlefield.


The leaves of Laurus nobilis are shorter and wider than those of the California bay, Umbellularia californica, but both are equally effective pesticides. But all of this is a thing of the past because there is a simple, cheap plant remedy that will keep your grain bins free of such infestations without chemicals. It is the ancient bay-laurel tree of the Mediterranean, favored for crafting victors’ crowns and bachelors’ laurels. This is the same type of bay leaf you purchase when it’s old and dry and most of its oils have evaporated. In front of my office were old bay-laurel street trees the city clipped to keep from encroaching onto the sidewalk. Every year I’d watch for Public Works to start pruning, and then I’d go out to gather the cuttings. These were my first adven-

ture in the world of bay-leaf pest control. I’d stuff a good-sized sprig or bundle of rubberbanded fresh leaves into every box, bag and bin. The oils are potent enough to give you a headache if freshly crushed foliage is inhaled. The evaporation of the oil from leaves is enough to kill off pantry pests and discourage new ones. Not once did any residual flavor of bay tinge my baked goods. If you grow a bay-laurel tree in the yard, you’ll have an endless supply of this highly effective natural pesticide in its most potent state. Hardy to Zone 8, this tree grows easily outdoors and is tolerant of both heat

and drought. If you live farther north, bay trees adapt nicely to a large pot so you can bring it indoors for the winter. When I lived in a cabin in the Sierra Nevada wilderness, I discovered a close relative called the California bay tree. It grew prodigiously in the cool hollows of the foothills, where I could cut all the sprigs I needed to stuff into every food-bearing cupboard of my kitchen. There was even enough left over to create fresh bay wreaths for holiday gifts. This native evergreen may be even more potent than its European cousin, and is a full climate zone hardier. These make a fine shade tree, privacy screen or background plant for more colorful perennials and shrubs. They’re ideal for the all-native garden and xeriscapes. Both bays may be obtained by special order from your local garden center. California bay may be purchased online through Las Pilitas Nursery at in 1-gallon containers. There is no better way to keep your bins, bags and cupboards pest-free. It’s safe, and it’s Mother Nature’s own design for keeping unexpected sources of protein from showing up every summer in your flour bin.

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the sellers to remove and replace the fixture before the home goes on the market. Otherwise, ask the sellers to replace the fixture before they leave so that you’re not left without light if this is the only source of light in the room. Satellite dishes and wall mounts for flatscreen TVs can create ambiguity. In some contracts, they are included. If you don’t want them to be included, ask the sellers in writing to remove the wall mount and satellite dish and to make necessary repairs before they leave. If the sellers are taking these items with them, be sure to require in writing that they make necessary repairs. Special attention should be paid to the roof covering where a satellite dish is removed to avoid leakage into the home. Buyers are often


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up afterward. And never lose sight of the guest of honor. “When all aspects are centered on that guest, things are bound to go well for everyone involved,” she says. More of the conversation: Q: Is there a common element in all of these events? A: Parties always begin with an idea to use food and fun to make friends happy. So the basics are just that: food, fun and friends! Q: What are your planning strategies? A: The parties I give are always for someone. I love to make the party distinctive by having it in my home and making everything about that person.

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lot, one part lot, $91,000.

2.003 acres, $0. Estate of Sharon Wright to Lesa Kennedy, Amy Wright, Roy Wright, $0. Scott Properties of Troy LLC to Scott Investments of Troy LLC, 2.002 acres, $0. Karen Murray, Ted Murray to John Parry, Marie Parry, one lot, $185,500. Kurt Wacker, Carolyn Workman to Brian Spirito, Loretta Spirito, one lot, $222,000. Susan Barhorst to Roger Barhorst, three lots, one part lot, $0. Gregory Schultz, Melinda Schultz to Michelle Rhodes, Ryan Rhodes, one lot, $204,000. Eh Pooled 212 LP to Evan Robbins, Roxanne Robbins, one lot, $36,500. Angela Karr, co-trustee, Patrick Karr, co-trustee, Karr Family Revocable Living Trust to Angela Karr, Patrick, Karr, $0.

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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Jeannette Wagner, POA, Louis Wagner to Jeannette Wagner, one lot, $0. Bac Home Loans Servicing, Bac Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Bank of America, N.A., suc- L.P. attorney in fact, Bank of cessor, Bank of New York, trustee, America, N.A., successor, Bank of Bank of New York Mellon, New York, trustee, Bank of New Certificateholders of the CWABS, York Mellon, Certificateholders of Inc. to Michael Sessions, a part the CWABS, Inc. to American lot, $31,500. Land Investments, LTD., one lot, Courtney Dill, Justin Dill to $26,600. Ronald Salyer, one lot, $245,000. Wesley Melling to Marc Sherry, Jerry Wilson, Vickie Wilson to one lot, $35,000. Cody Wilson, one lot, $0. Sheryl Griffith, trustee, Sheryl Nancy Blakley, co-trustee, Paul Griffith Declaration of Trust to T. Blakley Sr., co-trustee, Blakley Federal National Mortgage Family Trust to Joseph Metz, Association, a part lot, $24,000. Melissa Metz, one lot, $120,000. Jennifer Carnes, Mark Carnes Donna Snipes, Douglas Snipes to Peoples Federal Savings and to Stephanie Marshall, Andrew Loan, one lot, one part lot, $0. Snipes, one lot, $0. Chester Cantrell to Life Estate TIPP CITY of Chester Cantrell, Zachary Cantrell, Kelly Monnin, Alice Andrew Ballauer, Susan Wear, 0.147 acres, 0.137 acres, Ballauer to Sarah Lantz-Ramsay, $0. James Ramsay, Sarah Lantz Troy Town LLC to SPS Inc., Ramsay, one lot, $156,300. one lot, $650,000. Angela Maurer, Ryan Maurer Georgia Nave, Wayne Nave to Robert Crouch, one lot, $48,500. to Sarah Gheen, 0.605 acres, 0.112 acres, $131,900. Kathy Corio, Lawrence Corio to Set Land Group LLC to Randal James Walters, Julie Walters, one Wilson, one lot, one part lot, lot, $275,000. $300,000. Heather Gray, Steven Gray to Katarina Rempel, Mark A. Janice Royse, Thomas Royse, Rempel, attorney-in-fact to Eric one lot, $23,600. Harlow Builders Inc. to Carolyn Strope, Stephanie Strope, one lot, $135,000. Sexton, Paul Sexton, one lot, Jane Lynne Kronholm, co$369,000. trustee, William C. Vocke Jr., Secretary of Housing and Lucretia V. Vonderheide, coUrban Development to Paul Persinger, Shirley Persinger, one trustee, William C. Vocke Trust to William C. Vocke Jr., one lot, lot, $0. $42,500. Virginia Vocke, Lucretia V. PIQUA Vonderheide, attorney-in-fact to William C. Vocke Jr., one lot, Melissa Quinn to Joseph $42,500. Quinn, a part lot, $0. Molly Karn, Judith Lee, William Lee to Ryan Karn to Tyrell Knox, one lot, Judith Lee, trustee, William Lee, $0. trustee, one lot, $0. Linda Meinninger, Linda Evelyn Kudlauskas to Michelle Poynter, Vincent Poynter to Ireton, Simon Ireton, one lot, Jordan Lawson, Krystal Lawson, $86,900. one lot, $73,000. Grant Peele, Kristina Peele to Midfirst Bank to Secretary of Bradley Blackburn, three part lots, Housing and Urban Development, $71,500. a part lot, $0. Donna Krug, Timothy Krug, Betty Zimmerman Trust, Donna Layman to Donna Krug, Douglas Murray, successor Timothy Krug, one lot, $0. trustee to Joshua Osborne, one Donald Brown co-trustee, lot, $79,900. Brown Family Trust to Life Estate Amber Cordonnier, Spencer of Donald Brown, Life Estate of Cordonnier to Roger Bowers, one Dorothy Brown, Gail Clark, lot, $69,200. Michael Clark, two lots, $69,200. Denise Uhlenbrock, William


Uhlenbrock to Alice Jacomet, Thomas Jacomet, one lot, $33,000. Sandra Fessler, Lee Geiger, Sandra Geiger to Glen Hollopeter, Kay Hollopeter, a part lot, $59,000. Glen Hollopeter, Kay Hollopeter a.k.a. Kay Snyder to Nicole Hocker, one lot, $85,000.

COVINGTON Sellman Furniture Co. to Jane Sellman, two lots, three part lots, $0. Judith Hittle, Timothy Hittle to Casey Denman, John Denman, one lot, $139,900. Andrew S. Shaffer, Kathryn Shaffer to Theodore Stengel, one


FLETCHER Nancy Bierly to Rebecca Pottorf, Kenneth Russell, Neva Russell, one lot, $90,000. Red Investments LLC to Bradley R. Zirkle, two part lots, $3,900.

PLEASANT HILL Anna Stahl to Roland Stahl, one lot, $0.


NVR Inc. to Barbara Gevat, one lot, $166,900. Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $39,000. Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $39,000. Timothy Stouch, Vicky Stouch to Bruce West, Sarah West, one lot, $160,000. ELIZABETH TWP. Edward Protiva, Sharon Protiva, Teresa Wilmath, attorney Wayne Davis to Wesley Land in fact to Shirley Hartlage, one lot, 114.624 acres, $700,000. LLC, $177,200. Katrina Kingery, Ned Kingery NVR Inc. to Scott Hurley, Season Hurley, one lot, $152,500. to Katrina Kingery, Ned Kingery, $0.



Juanita Harmon, Tom Harmon to Harmon Properties LLC, three part lots, $0.

WEST MILTON JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, $0. Hendrik Brunsveld, trustee, Brunsveld Family Trust to Hendrik Brunsveld, one lot, $0. Marsha Osman, William Osman to Ronald Shook, Sonia Shook, one lot, $229,900. Mary Funk to Heidi Marie Mercer, one lot, $0.

Harold Hines Revocable Living Trust, Scherre Mumpower, successor to Scherre Mumpower, 35.693 acres, $0.

NEWTON TWP. Estate of William Morris Jr., Randal Harvey administrator to John Rue, 9.150 acres, 1.001 acres, $19,000. Cynthia Grisham, Rickey Grisham to Carol Fessler, 39.526 acres, $0.

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SPRINGCREEK TWP. Beverly Gheen, Darryl Gheen to Tamara Delimpo, Thomas Gheen, 1.064 acres, $0. Beverly Gheen, Darryl Gheen to Beverly Gheen, Darryl Gheen, $0. Mary Young to Bradley Henderson, a part tract 7.002 acres, $129,900. Jo Ann Cromes, Jo Ann Pence, Wayne Pence to John Villers, Sherian Villers, 0.717 acres, 2.00 acres, 0.772 acres, $0. John Villers, Sherian Villers, to John Villers, Sherian Villers, 0.717 acres, 2.00 acres, 0.772 acres, $0.

Linda Cook, Linda Howard a.k.a. Linda Webb to Twin Valley Bank, 5.001 acres,$0. Cynthia Brumbaugh, attorney in fact, Patricia Brumbaugh to James Brumbaugh, Kenneth Brumbaugh, Scott Brumbaugh, Thomas Brumbaugh, Carol Rowley, 35.807 acres, $0. Rex Cottrell, Tara Cottrell to Rex Cottrell, trustee, Rex and Tara Cottrell Trust, 3.259 acres, $0. Gina Brady, Kenny Brady, Kimberly Conley, Julie Thompson, Richard Thompson, Kirk Vincell, Robin Vincell to Clinton Magel, 6.000 acres, $0.

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Estate of Dorma Wise to Wayne E. Wise and Dorma J. Wise Revocable Living Trust, $0.

UNION TWP. Eldrige James, Jeanne James, Jeanne Warling to Eldrige James, Jeanne James, a part tract 2.011 Huntington National Bank to Brooks Linkhorn, Sarah Linkhorn, acres, $0. Estate of Betty Ann Moore to $167,600. Nelson Cobaugh, Nancy Fulk, Kenneth Moore, 3.5 acres, $0. David Potter to Amanda Grigsby, Carl Kremer, Eula D. Kremer to Greta Rowe, 8 acres, 0.238 acres, James Couser, Kristina Couser, one lot, $160,000. $0. Harold Hines Revocable Living Trust, Scherre Mumpower, sucCONCORD TWP. cessor to Scherre Mumpower, 43.122 acres, $0. Estate of Janet Mouch, John Fulker, executor to Robert MONROE TWP. Koverman, Ruth Koverman, 0.040 acres, $2,000. Rose Missioni-Collins to Victor Harold Hines Revocable LIving Collins, 0.49 acres, $0. Trust, Scherre Mumpower, successor to Scherre Mumpower, Donald Watson, Mary Watson

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FIREARM, Antique, WW2 Trophy brought back by GI, 16ga youth, Double barrel with hammers, excellent markings/ engravings, appraisal $5000-$8000, accepting reasonable offers, must see to appreciate, (937)573-7955 make appointment

525 Computer/Electric/Office

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

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COUCH, Gold Henredon, $75, very nice condition, (937)773-4459 DINING ROOM TABLE with 4 chairs and 1 leaf $75, (937)367-9065

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

BEDROOM SUITES and sets, 5 available, full and queen size, 1 baby's, great condition, no mattress or boxsprings, $ 1 0 0 - $ 3 1 0 , (937)638-3212 DEHUMIDIFIER, Admiral 37, automatic, $45, (937)335-6064 DOLLEY, folding, light weight $5 (937)367-9065

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TRICYCLE, 3 wheel, adult, 3 speed, used half a year, $250; Handicap lift for scooter, $300; Paragrave engraver, $1500 (937)339-0208

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GUITAR, 2010 Gibson Les Paul with case; Marshall Haze amp stack. Both 99% new, $2500 (937)308-6723 no calls after 5pm

PLAYER PIANO with bench, excellent condition, approx 200 rolls, $1200, (937)368-2290

UPRIGHT PIANO and bench, Everett, excellent condition. $1000 (937)440-9198.

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BERNICE & Black Lab puppies, ready to go, $50. (937)448-0522

GUINEA PIGS, (3), $10 each. Please contact, (937)499-3037.

KITTEN, free (1) lonely short hair female tabby, all siblings found good homes, beautifully marked, 12 weeks (937)473-2122

PUPPIES, 3/4 poodle, 1/4 Jack Russell pups. Nonshedding, small & very loving pups. 1st shots and wormed. One female and one male. Will make great pets, $200, (419)236-8749. PUPPIES, Black Lab mix 8 weeks old, female, have 1st shots, excellent with children, $50, (937)367-1313

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CCW Class: July 28th & 29th or Sept. 15th & 16th, at Piqua Fish and Game, Spiker Rd., Piqua $60 (937)760-4210.

FIREARM, Antique, WW2 Trophy brought back by GI, 16ga youth, Double barrel with hammers, excellent markings/ engravings, appraisal $5000-$8000 accepting reasonable offers, must see to appreciate, (937)573-7955 make appointment

POOL TABLE, 3/4" slate, $500.00, (937)418-8727

REVOLVER RUGER 38 special model GP100, blue, 4 inch barrel with case, manual, and shells as new $360 (937)846-1276

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BUYING: 1 piece or entire estates: Vintage costume or real jewelry, toys, pottery, glass, advertisements. Call Melisa (937)710-4603.

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805 Auto

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

810 Auto Parts & Accessories

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

850 Motorcycles/Mopeds

1983 KAWASAKI, 440 runs good, $500.00 (937)418-8727

2004 HARLEY DAVIDSON 1200 Sportster Roadster, red, 27,000 miles. Like new, touring seat, windshield, saddle bags, luggage rack, custom pipes. Well maintained! $4200. (937)541-3145.

2005 KAWASAKI Vulcan Meanstreak. 10,000 miles. Excellent condition. 1600cc, fuel injected, Vance and Hines pipes, power commander, new tires. $6000 OBO. (937)638-9070

890 Trucks

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


Power sunroof, seats etc leather, Chrome wheels, Blue, 170,000 miles. Car is ready to go! $3200 OBO (937)726-0273

2010 TOYOTA COROLLA S Sunroof, Bluetooth, auxiliary input, IPOD connection, satellite radio. Show room condition! Only 16,000 miles! One owner. $16,300. (937)313-3361

2008 FORD F150, Super crew cab, all power, back up camera, bedliner, sliding rollback cover, $17,000 obo, (937)498-0054, (937)726-6534

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