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A Grand discovery Fouled and abused for decades, our biggest river is showing signs of how it got its name BY JEFF ALEXANDER THE GRAND RAPIDS PRESS


rowing up in Lansing in the 1950s, Jim Bedford often had to pick toilet paper off his line while fishing in the Grand River. These days, the retired environmental toxicologist and nature writer heralds the river’s thriving fishery. His ability to catch an assortment of fish in the Grand — trout and steelhead in the spring, bass and walleye during the summer, salmon in the fall — says as much about the recovery of Michigan’s longest river as it does about Bedford’s decades-long dedication as a fisherman. “The Grand River is a really nice system, but most people don’t know it,” Bedford said. “The Grand has made a tremendous recovery since the 1960s. It offers a huge variety of opportunities for anglers and people who like to float rivers.” The Grand River’s history is one of ruin and recovery. It is a tale of 19th century loggers, booming cities and 20th century SEE RIVER, A14



Shining ribbon: Morning fog rises from the Grand River near Ionia. At this point in its course, the river’s daily flow is about half of what it reaches in Grand Haven, where it empties into Lake Michigan. For more about the features and history of the river, see pages A12-13.

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It’s the center of our community, but do we really know the Grand River? Over the next two weeks, The Press takes you along with the Grand River Expedition 2010 as it floats the length of the river, which starts as a tiny pond and eventually empties into Lake Michigan. Rediscover the river with us.


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Multiple mistakes, no apology identifying information with a black man, possibly from Georgia, who is in trouble with the law. While such cases of mistaken identity at border points and airports are not unique, Nelson’s case is unusual in that BY MICHAEL HILL only some of her crossings set off an alarm and because fedTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS eral officials have not fixed the SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. — problem after two years. Sylvie Nelson’s border crossU.S. Customs and Border ings are anything but routine. Protection officials said they Customs agents sometimes or- cannot discuss Nelson’s case, der her out of her car. Twice, and they have shared few dethey handcuffed her in front tails with her. Still, it’s clear of her young children. Once, from their correspondence agents swarmed her car and with Nelson and her congressman they acknowledge handcuffed her husband, too. She tells them: It’s not me the problem, saying they have you want, it’s a man with the taken “positive steps” to adsame birth date and a similar dress it. name. Agents always confirm Nelson was born in Canathat and let her go. da, married an American and Then it happens again. And lives with him, her 6-year-old again. daughter and 2-year-old son in “I can understand one Saranac Lake, where she runs missed identification,” Nelson the chamber of commerce. She said. “But over and over and became a U.S. citizen in 2008. over again?” Nelson crosses the border Nelson, a 44-year-old white several times a month to visit woman, keeps getting snared at relatives, friends and her famthe Canadian border because ily’s second home, using her she apparently shares some key Canadian passport to leave the

Border authorities have yet to straighten out their ID mix-up


country and her U.S. passport to get back in. Her U.S. passport first triggered an alarm in August 2008. Agents told her the mix-up would be corrected, and she crossed without incident many times after that. In December, she was ordered from her car and handcuffed as she came back from a Montreal shopping trip with her children. Nelson was mortified but was soon told she was free to go. It happened again in February at a different New York crossing. Agents surrounded her car and her husband also was handcuffed. Again, she was let go. “They never apologize,” Nelson said. “They basically tell you that they’re doing their job for the better good of the world.” Much of what Nelson knows comes from bits of information gleaned at her border stops or from U.S. Rep. Bill Owens, who has been trying to help her. There is no indication Nelson is on the terror “watch list” that makes headlines when babies or politicians are


mistakenly entered into the database. She believes another agency’s computerized index may be at fault. Nelson says the man appears to be wanted in DeKalb County, Georgia, though neither the county sheriff’s office nor the Georgia Bureau of Investigation came up with a match for a man with Nelson’s birth date and last name. Owens said he was told the problem endures because of a “technology issue.” A customs official told Owens in a May 19 letter that there were “positive steps” in Nelson’s case. Her last two crossings were uneventful. Nelson now warns border agents about her problem before they scan her passport. She is no longer handcuffed. “I think it’s been reduced from embarrassing and nerve wracking to just frustrating,” Owens said. The head of New York’s Champlain crossing gave Nelson his cell number, but she AP PHOTO won’t call ahead, reasoning the government should be From maddening to frustrating: Sylvie Nelson, a chamber of responsible for fixing its own commerce chief for a New York city, poses with her children problem. Gisele, left, and Ian.

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Obama: More vets to get treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder NEW STEPS MAKE IT EASIER FOR ‘WOUNDED WARRIORS’ TO RECEIVE FEDERAL BENEFITS veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, but also those who served in WASHINGTON — The govern- previous conicts. ment is taking what President Barack No longer will veterans have to Obama calls “a long overdue stepâ€? prove what caused their illness. Into aid veterans with post-traumatic stead, they would have to show that the conditions surrounding the time stress disorder, and place of their service could have making it easier contributed to their illness. for them receive federal beneďŹ ts. “I don’t think our troops on the The changes that battleďŹ eld should have to take notes to keep for a claims application,â€? the Veteran Affairs Secpresident said. “And I’ve met enough retary Eric Shinseki veterans to know that you don’t have will announce Monto engage in a ďŹ reďŹ ght to endure the day fulďŹ ll “a solemn trauma of war.â€? responsibility to Veterans advocates and some lawprovide our veter- Barack ans and wounded Obama makers have argued that it sometimes warriors with the could be impossible to ďŹ nd records of care and benefits they’ve earned a ďŹ reďŹ ght or bomb blast. when they come home,â€? Obama said They also have contended that in his weekly radio and online address the old rules ignored other causes Saturday. of PTSD, such as fearing a traumatic The new rules will apply not only to event even if it doesn’t occur. That THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

could discriminate against female troops prohibited from serving on front lines and against other service members who don’t experience combat directly. “This is a long overdue step,â€? Obama said. “It’s a step that proves America will always be here for our veterans, just as they’ve been there for us. We won’t let them down. We take care of our own.â€? A study last year by the RAND Corp. think tank estimated that nearly 20 percent of returning veterans, or 300,000, have symptoms of PTSD or major depression. A senior ofďŹ cial at the Department of Veterans Affairs said the agency doesn’t expect the number of veterans receiving beneďŹ ts for PTSD to rise dramatically, as most veterans with legitimate applications for beneďŹ ts eventually get claims. The goal is to make the process less cumbersome.



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Robotic submarines work to replace seal in Gulf NEW ORLEANS — Robotic submarines working a mile underwater removed a leaking cap from the gushing Gulf oil well Saturday, starting a painful trade-off: Millions more gallons of crude will flow freely into the sea for at least two days until a new seal can be mounted to capture all of it. There’s no guarantee for such a delicate operation almost a mile below the water’s surface, officials said, and the permanent fix of plugging the well for good remains slated for mid-August. “It’s not just going to be, you put the cap on, it’s done. It’s not like putting a cap on a tube of toothpaste,� Coast Guard spokesman Capt. James McPherson said. Robotic submarines removed the cap that had been placed on top of the leak in early June to collect the oil and send it to surface ships for collection or burning. BP plans to have the new, tighter cap in place as early as Monday.

Friends honor boating victims PHILADELPHIA — Friends have dropped white roses into the Delaware River in Philadelphia in memory of the two Hungarian students who died after the tourist boat they were on was struck by a barge Wednesday. City officials and religious leaders joined other exchange students, host families and the Hungarian ambassador to the United States on Saturday for a memorial service dedicated to 20-year-old Szabolcs Prem and 16-year-old Dora Schwendtner. At the end of the ceremony,

wreaths and flowers were dropped into the river and a pair of doves were released. Thirtythree other passengers and the two crew members of the duck boat that sank Wednesday were all rescued. Officials say the 11 other visiting Hungarian students are likely to cut short their planned three-week stay.

Asian carp found in lagoon CHICAGO — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources plans to take possession of a large fish pulled from the Garfield Park lagoon on Chicago’s West Side to determine if it is really a Big Head Asian carp. There was a major fish kill in the lagoon earlier this week, and a fisherman found the suspected Asian carp on Thursday. He took it to Henry’s Sport and Bait, where Tom Palmisano says it weighed more than 70 pounds. The lagoon is not connected to any other waterway, so its fish cannot get into Lake Michigan. Palmisano says he suspects the DNR may have accidentally brought in some young Asian carp when it was stocking the lagoon with catfish. The DNR plans to examine the fish Monday.

Grim Sleeper murders may rise LOS ANGELES — Investigators believe they have connected “Grim Sleeper� suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr. to 10 murders. Now, they are trying to tie the 57-year-old suspect to dozens more crimes. More than 30 cold case files dating back to 1984 are getting a fresh look in light of Franklin’s arrest last week, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Friday.


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Doubt cast on Georgian’s claim to be 130 years old MOSCOW — An expert is casting doubt on a claim by a Georgian woman to be the world’s oldest person. Officials and reporters from across the former Soviet republic flocked Thursday to the mountain village of Sachire to see Antisa Khvichava, who says she’s 130. Georgian officials say two Soviet-era documents attest to her age. Her birth certificate, like many others, has been lost in the area’s succession of revolutions and wars. Stephen

Coles — a University of California lecturer and member of the Gerontology Research Group that assists the Guinness Book of World Records — said Khvichava’s Antisa claim can be Khvichava proved only with documents dating to the time of birth. “Otherwise, this claim will remain a curiosity in a newspaper or floating on the Internet,� he said.

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Six U.S. troops die in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan — A wave of attacks killed six U.S. troops and at least a dozen civilians Saturday in Afghanistan’s volatile south and east, as U.S. reinforcements moving into Taliban-dominated areas face the fierce resistance they expected. Increased U.S.-led military operations in the southern province of Kandahar are trying to break the Taliban’s grip by delivering security and services to win over Afghan people. June was the deadliest month of the nearly 9-year-old war.

DETROIT — An apparent “sickout� by Detroit’s bus drivers left some weekend riders stranded after officials could get only about half the normal number of city buses on the road. Detroit transportation director Lovette Williams said only 70 out of 133 buses were on the city’s roads Saturday. Williams said buses were on every route, but riders were seeing delays of up to two hours. Officials weren’t sure why the drivers didn’t show for work. But Williams said they may have called in sick to attend the funeral of a well-known city bus driver, or to protest the city’s

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North Korean defector loses life after returning to spread gospel 20 Bibles and 10 cassette tapes of hymns. He was 50. His story, pieced together by his younger brother, a defector who lives in South Korea, sheds light on a little-discussed practice: the sending back of North Korean converts to evangelize BY HYUNG-JIN KIM in their home country — a risky THE ASSOCIATED PRESS move, but one of the few ways to penetrate a country that bars SEOUL, South Korea — Like most citizens from outside TV most North Koreans, Son Jong or radio and the Internet. Missionaries won’t say how Nam knew next to nothing about Christianity when he fled many defectors they have sent to neighboring China in 1998. back, citing their safety and Eleven years later, he died that of the defectors. back in North Korea in prison, “It’s their country, where reportedly tortured to death people speak the same lanfor trying to spread the Gospel guage. They know where to go in his native land, armed with and where to escape,” says the

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Brothers in faith: Son Jung-hun, who defected from North Korea, holds a picture showing his brother Son Jong Nam in Pyongyang.

His wife, eight months pregnant, was arrested for allegedly saying Kim Jong Il had ruined the economy and caused a mass famine. Interrogators seeking a confession kicked her in the stomach, forcing her to discharge blood and have a miscarriage, Son’s brother says. Terrified and disillusioned, Son, then 39, fled in January 1998 with his wife and their 6-year-old daughter to the Chinese border town of Yanji. His younger brother had arrived the previous year, fleeing what he says was a false charge of being involved in the illegal export of strategic items. Son’s wife died of leukemia seven months later. That’s when the next twist came. Son grew closer to a South Korean missionary, who had

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Rev. Isaac Lee, a Korean-American missionary in Seoul who has dedicated his life to spreading Christianity in the North. “But I agonize a lot whenever I have to send defectors to the North as I know what kind of punishment they would get if arrested.” Officially, North Korea guarantees freedom of religion for its 24 million people. In practice, authorities crack down on Christians, who are seen as a Western-influenced threat to the government. Distributing Bibles and holding secret prayer services can mean banishment to a labor camp or execution, defectors say. For North Koreans, a personality cult surrounding the country’s founder Kim Il Sung and his son and current leader Kim Jong Il serves as a virtual state religion. “Kim Jong Il is above the country’s law ... and in North Korea what he instructs is like Jesus Christ’s words in the Bible,” says Son Jung-hun, a human rights activist who has become a devout Christian since his brother’s death.


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talked to him about Christianity and North Korea, while sheltering him and his family after their arrival in China. Their meeting was not unusual. South Korea has a large Christian population, and hundreds of South Korean, American and Canadian missionaries work undercover in Chinese towns near the North Korean border, say Seoul-based activists specializing in North Korean human rights issues. They hide Bibles in shipments of food, clothing, bicycles and other aid bound for North Korea. They release balloons imprinted with the Gospel of Mark and let winds carry them across the border. They help North Koreans flee and teach them about Christianity. And sometimes they send them back. One missionary, KoreanAmerican Robert Park, made headlines after he crossed into North Korea last Christmas, shouting that he brought God’s love and carrying a letter demanding Kim’s resignation. The 26-year-old was arrested and later released in February.

shocks,” his brother said. Son was released in 2004 and sneaked across the border to Yanji to see his daughter, who was left in the care of a Chinese missionary. He soon decided to return to North Korea to proselytize. “I repeatedly urged him to change his mind, but he told me he has something to do in North Korea,” says his brother, who was living in Seoul by then. Son headed back with the Bibles and tapes. Little is known about how he evangelized, though his brother says Son worked at a state-run defense institute and was allowed to travel freely.

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It’s unclear whether efforts such as Son’s have met with much success. Lee, the Seoulbased missionary, claims his Cornerstone Ministries International has 135,000 members in North Korea. But experts such as Kim Sooam at the Korea Institute for National Unification in Seoul are skeptical of purported underground church movements. Undercover Christian “They know they would get seThe South Korean mis- verely punished,” he said. Son was arrested again in sionary who converted Son disguised himself as head of January 2006 after police found a timber mill. Son’s brother Bibles at his home. He was also never met the missionary; he charged with spying for the U.S. says his brother wouldn’t let and South Korea and sentenced him or even reveal his name. to die by firing squad. After becoming a Christian, His brother launched an Son began helping the mission- international campaign to ary try to convert other North save him. That apparently led his captors to switch to a Koreans hiding in China. “My brother said he real- less public method: torture. ized the Kim Jong Il regime is “There are many ways to kill hypocritical, and living in ac- people in North Korea,” says cordance with what the Bible his brother. says is what we have to do,” the Son died in a prison in younger Son says. “Christianity Pyongyang, the North Korean can come upon innocent peo- capital, in December 2008. ple like my brother so fast.” “He told me his dream is to In January 2001, Son was ar- build a church at a good Pyongrested by Chinese police for yang location and work as a allegedly trying to convert pastor there,” his brother says. North Korean defectors in “I thought the religious faith China, which bans foreigners completely changed his fate.” from proselytizing. His death went unannounced, He was deported home in at least outside North Korea. It April, where he was detained was not until nearly a year later and tortured, leaving him with — when a fellow inmate who a limp, his brother said. He lost had been released managed to call in November 2009 — that about 70 pounds in captivity. “He was beaten in the head the younger Son learned his with clubs and given electric brother had died.

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PAYERNE, Switzerland — An experimental solar-powered plane landed safely after completing its first 24-hour test flight, proving the aircraft can collect enough energy from the sun during the day to stay aloft all night. Pilot Andre Borschberg eased the Solar Impulse onto the runway at Payerne airfield about 30 miles southwest of the Swiss capital Bern at exactly 9 a.m. local time Thursday.

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All charged up: Pilot Andre Borschberg, also chief executive of the Solar Impulse company, celebrates after the landing.

Helpers rushed to stabilize the pioneering plane as it touched down, ensuring that its massive 207-foot wingspan didn’t scrape the ground and topple the craft. The record feat completes seven years of planning and brings the Swiss-led project one step closer to its goal of circling the globe using only energy from the sun. “We achieved more than we wanted. Everybody is extremely happy,” Borschberg told reporters after landing. Previous flights included a brief “flea hop” and a longer airborne test this year, but this week’s attempt was described as a “milestone” by the team. The team says it has now demonstrated that the singleseat plane can theoretically stay in the air indefinitely, recharging its depleted batteries using 12,000 solar cells and nothing but the rays of the sun. But while the team says this proves that emissions-free air travel is possible, it doesn’t see solar technology replacing conventional jet propulsion any time soon. Instead, the project’s overarching purpose is to test and promote new energy-efficient technologies. Project co-founder Bertrand Piccard, himself a recordbreaking balloonist, said many people had been skeptical that renewable energy could ever be used to take a man into the air and keep him there.

FAA probes near-misses vice president of Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of WASHINGTON — Alarmed Safety-Air Traffic Organization, by a spate of near-collisions told employees in a conference involving airliners, the govern- call kicking off the effort. ment is trying to find out why The FAA also has seen a air traffic controllers and pilots spike in incidents in which planes violated minimum are making so many errors. In recent months, there have separation distances, a corbeen at least a half-dozen inci- nerstone of air traffic safety. dents in which airliners came Generally, planes are required close to colliding with other to keep a distance laterally of planes or helicopters — includ- about 6 miles at high altitudes ing in Chicago, Houston, San and nearly 3.5 miles when apFrancisco, Burbank, Calif., and proaching airports. Planes can Anchorage, Alaska. In some be closer during landings. The rate for the most egrecases, pilots made last-second changes in direction after cock- gious violations of FAA separapit alarms went off warning of tion standards rose to 3.28 per an impending crash. million flight operations in the “This spring we had several nine months ending June 30, up close calls that got everybody’s from 2.44 in the full year endattention, and I think that’s ing Sept. 30, 2009. Flight operathe thing that really keyed us tions include takeoffs, landings into taking at look at some of and when planes pass from the the risks, try to identify what control of one radar center to we’re missing,” Robert Tarter, another. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS




“There is a before and after in terms of what people have to believe and understand about renewable energies,” Piccard said, adding that the flight was proof new technologies can help break society’s dependence on fossil fuels. The team will now set its sights on an Atlantic crossing, before attempting a round-theworld flight in 2013, making only five stops along the way. “It’s absolutely not time to relax,” said Piccard. Borschberg took off from Payerne airfield into the clear blue sky shortly before 7 a.m. Wednesday, allowing the plane to soak up plenty of sunshine and fly in gentle loops over the Jura mountains west of the Swiss Alps. The custom-built aircraft with its thin fuselage and the wingspan of a Boeing 777 passenger jet managed to climb to 28,000 feet and reached top speeds of over 75 mph. Borschberg, a 57-year-old former Swiss fighter who was wearing a parachute — just in case — dodged low-level turbulence and thermal winds, endured freezing conditions during the night and ended the test flight with a pictureperfect landing to cheers and whoops from hundreds of supporters on the ground. “The night is quite long, so to see the first rays of dawn and the sun returning in the morning — that was a gift” Borschberg said after touchdown.


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The buzz? Unsilent hybrids Makers address safety concerns about vehicles sneaking up on folks BY KEN THOMAS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — The age of the silent hybrid may be coming to an end. Gas-electric hybrids, propelled by electric motors at low speeds, are well-known for their quiet ride and great mileage. But their silence isn’t always golden. Some researchers and safety groups say that quiet operation — “hybrid creep” — can pose risks for unsuspecting pedestrians and the blind, who use sound cues. Advocates for the blind have sought the addition of artificial noises in hybrids for several years, concerned that the models’ expected sales growth could lead to more pedestrian fatalities and injuries. Hybrids account for about 2 percent of new car sales each year. “This is an example of too much of a good thing,” said John Pare, executive director for strategic initiatives with the National Federation of the Blind. “Cars got quieter, that was good. Suddenly they got to be so quiet that it added an element of danger.”


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available. The government has been researching the safety risks for vehicles traveling 20 mph or less. When a car is going faster, the friction between the tire and the road’s surface makes the vehicle louder. The quiet hybrid phenomenon already has its place in pop culture. In an episode of NBC’s “The Office,” paper salesman Andy Bernard uses his stealthy blue Toyota Prius to sneak up on Dwight Schrute and pin his bitter rival against a hedge. One concerned co-worker, watching the unfolding drama, says “the Prius is silent if he keeps it under 5 miles per hour.” Congress is heeding the warnings, adding sound requirements for hybrids and electric cars to an auto safety bill being considered after the massive Toyota recalls. Automakers helped develop the proposal in Congress and Double the danger are moving forward with new The government’s auto safe- artificial sounds that will be ty agency said last year that emitted from electric cars and hybrids are twice as likely to be future hybrid models. involved in pedestrian crashes Nissan Motor Corp. has proat low speeds compared with duced distinct sounds for the cars with conventional engines. Leaf, the electric car expected The study by the National High- to go on sale this year, when the way Traffic Safety Administra- vehicle accelerates or moves in tion examined circumstances reverse. When the Leaf speeds in which the vehicles were up to 20 mph, it automatically slowing down or coming to a will use a soft whirring sound stop, backing up or entering or that changes pitch as the car acleaving a parking space. celerates. When the Leaf backs More than 4,300 pedestrians up, an intermittent bell will were killed in 2008, accord- ring to warn those nearby. ing to the most recent data The Japanese automaker

consulted with acoustic psychologists and Hollywood sound designers to find a tone that addresses drivers, pedestrians and the community. “It was kind of like peeling back an onion. The more we worked on it, the more issues came up, the more of a balancing act it became,” said Andy Christensen, a manager with Nissan’s North American Technical Center in Farmington Hills. Nissan plans to use the sounds on the Infiniti M35 hybrid to be released in 2012. General Motors wanted a more subtle chirp on its Chevrolet Volt, so it chose an alert horn that lets the driver warn an unknowing bystander. “We didn’t want to blast the horn at them and figuratively smack the people in the nose,” said Doug Moore, a vehicle performance engineer for the Volt project. “We just wanted to tap them on the shoulder and say, ‘Hey, I’m here.’” Other automakers are hard at work, too. Toyota Motor Corp., which makes the top-selling Prius, is studying artificial sounds for hybrids when the vehicle is propelled by its electric motor at low speeds. Ford Motor Co. is working to bring external sounds to future hybrids and electrics, including its Focus electric car, expected in 2011, and a next-generation hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicle planned for 2012.


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found at-home exercises with some muscle-strengthening, plus a better diet, could slow physical decline.  Duke University is recruiting 160 lung cancer patients to test if three-times-a-week aerobic exercise, strength training or both could improve their fitness after surgery. Lung cancer has long been thought beyond the reach of exercise benefits because it’s so often diagnosed at late stages. But Duke’s Dr. Lee Jones notes that thousands who are caught in time to remove the lung tumor do survive about five years, and he suspects that fitness — measured by how well their bodies use oxygen — plays a role.

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People with cancer usually get less active as symptoms or treatments make them feel lousy. Plus, certain therapies can weaken muscles, bones, even the heart. Doctors have advised taking it easy. Not anymore: Be as active as you’re able, says Dr. Kathryn ‘You don’t have to be Lance’ Schmitz of the University of The American College of Pennsylvania, lead author of Sports Medicine convened a the new guidelines. panel of cancer and exercise “Absolutely it’s as simple as specialists to evaluate the evi- getting up off the couch and dence. Guidelines issued this walking,” she says. month advise cancer survivors Exercise programs are beginto aim for the same amount of ning to target cancer survivors, exercise as recommended for like Livestrong at the YMCA, a the average person: about 21/2 partnership with cycling great hours a week. and cancer survivor Lance Patients still in treatment Armstrong’s foundation. The may not feel up to that much, American College of Sports the guidelines acknowledge, Medicine now certifies fitness but should avoid inactivity on trainers who specialize in cancer survivors. their good days. “You don’t have to be Lance But anyone starting more Armstrong,” stresses Dr. Julia vigorous activity for the first Rowland of the National Can- time or who has particular cer Institute, speaking from risks — like the painful arm a survivorship meeting this swelling called lymphedema month that highlighted exer- that some breast cancer survicise research. “Walk the dog, vors experience — may need play a little golf.” more specialized exercise adBut how much exercise is vice, Schmitz says. They should needed? And what kind? In- discuss physical therapy with novative studies are under way their oncologist, she advises. to start answering those quesFor example, Schmitz led a tions, including: major study that found care Oregon Health and Science ful weight training can protect University is training prostate against lymphedema. But the cancer survivors to exercise average fitness trainer doesn’t with their wives. The study know how to safely offer it, she will enroll 66 couples, com- cautions. paring those given twice-aMary Lou Galantino of week muscle-strengthening Wilmington, Del., is a physiexercises with pairs who cal therapist who specializes don’t get active. in cancer care — and kept exerResearchers think exercising cising when her breast cancer together may help both part- was diagnosed at Penn in 2003. ners stick with it. They’re also Then 42, she says she was on testing if the shared activity the treadmill within 24 hours improves physical functioning of each chemo session, to stay and eases the strain that cancer fit enough to care for her two puts on the caregiver and the preschoolers. “You can feel more energy” marriage. “It has the potential to have with the right exercise, says not just physical benefits but Galantino, a professor at the emotional benefits, too,” says Richard Stockton College of lead researcher Dr. Kerri New Jersey. “I was giving my Winters-Stone. body up to the surgeons and Demark-Wahnefried led a re- chemo, but I could take my cent study of 641 overweight body back through yoga and breast cancer survivors that aerobic exercise.”


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Roadside memorials become official States honor victims of drunken drivers


Pushed for the law: Gail Rehme holds the Missouri Department of Transportation sign honoring her brother, David Poenicke, with his initials and month of death.


FLORISSANT, Mo. — Gail Rehme knows she will never shake the memory of that June night in 1984 — the late-night knock on the door, the hushed talk in the living room. Odd, the 10-year-old girl thought, that the pastor would come over so late. The next morning, Gail’s father called the family together. Her big brother, David, had been killed by a drunken driver on his way home from a Cardinals baseball game. Last month, after years of urging by Rehme, Missouri joined a growing list of states offering roadside signs to honor victims of drunken-driving crashes and to encourage safe driving. The first sign installed under the law is along I-270 in St. Louis County and honors 19-year-old David Poenicke — Rehme’s brother. “If it deters just one person from drinking and driving, the job’s done,” said Rehme, now 36. Federal statistics show nearly 12,000 people died in drunken-driving crashes across the country in 2008 — nearly onethird of all traffic fatalities. Across America, makeshift memorials dot roads, highways and interstates as tributes to people killed in crashes. Some feature crosses, teddy bears or flowers. Others have Bibles or pictures of the victim. Highway departments worry people will be hit while putting up or tending the homemade memorials or that they will distract drivers. They are illegal in many states, though experts say those laws are rarely enforced out of sympathy for victims’ families. Missouri and at least five other states — California, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Texas — now offer a compromise with state-sanctioned signs. Most contain simple messages. In both Texas and Illinois, the signs read “Please Don’t Drink and Drive,” and list the

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There’s a cost Relatives typically have to pay for the signs. California charges $1,000, and signs stay in place for seven years. In Texas, signs cost $300 and are given to the family after one year. Illinois signs cost $150 for the safe driving message alone or $200 to include the victim’s name and date of the crash. Missouri charges $600 for signs that stay up for 10 years. Rehme operates a nonprofit called “Who’s Next?” that raises money to help families pay for the signs. Other states are taking different approaches to honor crash victims. Some, including Illinois, have begun tree-planting programs. Delaware has drawn praise for a memorial garden at a roadside rest area that includes bricks with the names of nearly 600 accident victims. “I think that’s something that states can do that gives relatives a respectful place to mourn and limits the number of these memorials that can be potential traffic hazards,” said Sean Slone, transportation policy analyst for the Council of State Governments.

law was the culmination of her life’s work. She was president of her Students Against Driving Drunk chapter by junior high, and as an adult has worked to raise awareness. She worked with lawmakers for years. Her brother was a die-hard Cardinals fan. In June 1984, he and his girlfriend went to a game and were riding home on his motorcycle when one of them spilled soda on the seat. Poenicke pulled over to clean up the mess. They were on the shoulder of I-270 — almost home — when another motorist who had been at the game struck them. Poenicke’s girlfriend suffered a broken leg. He was killed instantly. The driver had a blood-alcohol level of 0.14. Missouri’s current legal limit is 0.08. “It’s not that I needed to have this tribute to my brother,” Rehme said. “We just need to raise awareness that it’s such a senseless thing.”


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GOP brains get into money race with Dems candidates. Its officers in- establishment energy coursing Majority Leader Harry Reid, Buying TV attack ads is the clude former Nixon White through conservative commu- who faces Republican Sharron splashiest way for a 527 group House aide Fred Malek and nities. Tea party type fervor Angle this fall. to draw attention. But many former GOP Sens. George already has cost a GOP senator Law said his group also will GOP operatives hope AmeriAllen of Virginia and Norm and two House members their try to oust Democratic sena- can Crossroads will spend Coleman of Minnesota. tors in Arkansas, Colorado and heavily on voter turnout efseats in party primaries.  American Action Forum, a Washington state, and to help forts, an area where they feel related “policy institute.” Not above sipping tea Republicans win open Senate Democrats and their union al Republican State Leadership BY CHARLES BABINGTON American Crossroads, how- seats in Florida, Illinois, Ken- lies have excelled. AP FILE PHOTO Committee, a 527 group that ever, seems to have no qualms tucky, Missouri, New HampTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS Law said his group will working in state elections. about backing tea party favor- shire, Ohio and Pennsylvania. engage in “the full range of Blue-chip names: Former WASHINGTON — In a camThe blue-chip pedigrees ites. Among its first actions was He said American Crossroads political activity,” including high-level George W. Bush paign season of anti-establish- of the groups’ leaders may spending $360,000 on TV ads will get involved in about a advertising, mail, phone banks aide Karl Rove is a founder of American Crossroads. and get-out-the-vote efforts. ment ferment, some of the seem at odds with the anti- in Nevada criticizing Senate dozen House races. Republican Party’s best-known insiders are building an ambitious fundraising machine for the fall elections and beyond. They started with a bang in April, cashing a $1 million check from a Texas oil magnate. After a quiet May, friends and foes are watching to see if the new organization’s core group, American Crossroads, can reach its goal of raising $52 million by November. Karl Rove, who was President George W. Bush’s top political strategist, and Ed Gillespie, a former Republican Party chairman and White House aide, modeled their network on operations created by Democrats several years ago. American Crossroads is a 527 organization — named for a section in the tax law — that is exempt from limits on campaign fundraising and spending that apply to party-affiliated groups. It can tap rich conservatives, such as Trevor ReesJones, president of Dallas-based Chief Oil and Gas, who Ed Gillespie chipped in the first $1 million. But eyebrows went up when the group filed its next monthly report with the Internal Revenue Service, showing only $200 raised in May. 3 PIECE DINING SET 5 PIECE DINING ROOM 5 PIECE DINING SET Steven Law, a former U.S. Drop Leaf Table with 42" Round Table and 4 Ladderback Chairs in Country-style Table with 4 Side Chairs Chamber of Commerce lawyer 2 Side Chairs Medium Brown Finish in Brown Distressed Finish and now president of American Crossroads, said the group has $ $ List $523 - SALE List $942 - SALE List $1,049 - SALE $ about $30 million in pledges that Rove, Gillespie and others secured during recent trips. “We feel very good about the progress we’ve made,” Law said, predicting a strong fundraising report for June.

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The strain in Spain may take away bulls’ pain national pastime for the second year in a row. And soon after the run ends today, a proposed regional bullfighting ban could be approved in another part of Spain. Pamplona’s historic old quarter gets the international spotlight because its bullfights are BY ALAN CLENDENNING preceded by the run, in which THE ASSOCIATED PRESS bulls invariably end up goring PAMPLONA, Spain — Thou- some human daredevils on sands of thrillseekers have cobblestoned streets en route been racing ahead of pounding to bloody deaths in the ring. hooves at the famed running But across Spain, the number of the bulls in Pamplona, but of bullfights at pueblo parties Spain’s most storied fiesta is has dropped from about 1,000 being overshadowed by a crisis in 2008 to a projected 800 or in the bull ring. less this year, as local governGrim economic times are ments that subsidized smallsending a chill through the town fights cut budgets. Pamplona merchants said fewer tourists were flowing into the city of 250,000 for its biggest event of the year — and spending less money than they did in the pre-crisis Spanish economic boom that ended in 2008. In the sprawling main plaza on the eve of the party, Jose Correa glumly gazed at a crowd numbering hundreds instead of the typical thousands he used to see from America, Australia, Britain, Spain and many other European nations. There were plenty of people speaking English instead of Spanish while they downed beer and red wine on the streets outside packed bars, but few were buying the T-shirts emblazoned with bulls and wine skins Correa used to sell by the dozens each hour to the partying masses. “Normally you wouldn’t be able to walk out there,” he said. “It’s the crisis, another year of it.” And in small towns across Spain, bullfights, or corridas in Spanish, are simply being canceled because the subsidies local governments provided to pull them off became a luxury when town councils were forced to make cuts to maintain essential services. Making matters worse for bullfighting aficionados, the vast northeastern Catalonia region where more than 10 percent of Spain’s 46 million people live could wind up without bullfights when provincial legislators vote on a proposed ban in mid-July.

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bans are unthinkable across the rest of Spain, and especially in Pamplona. “It’s a tradition here,” Correa said. “There’s no party if there aren’t any bulls.” But Spain’s debt woes coupled with 20 percent unemployment and government austerity spending cuts could keep down the number of small town corridas for years. Tourists in Pamplona, made famous by Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The Sun Also Rises,” are finding bargains in a place where hotels no longer sell out three to four months before the event. Rooms were still available for about $125, with some vacancies even in top class hotels, said Nacho Calvo of the Navarra Restaurant and Hotel Association. Bullfighting promoter Luis Miguel Ballesteros two years ago put on 27 or 28 small-town spectacles in villages with populations ranging from 2,000 to 5,000 people across the Castilla-Leon region, part of Spain’s historic heartland. This year he’s down to nine or 10 because the rest can’t come up with the subsidy payments of about $38,000 to $44,000 they used to give him for putting on corridas costing $100,000 to $126,000. “They’re spending less money on bulls so they can pay for education,” Ballesteros said. In the Mediterranean seaside resort of Estepona, city officials couldn’t find a promoter to stage bullfights at the local festival starting Tuesday. “It did surprise us, but we understand there is not a lot of money out there,” said town councilor Carmen Ocana. Estepona — which doubles in size each summer as tourists pour in — usually spends $315,000 on its weeklong summer festival of music, parades, food and booze. This year there will be no public spending and no parade. A children’s show that used to be free will charge admission. Instead of hiring big-name musicians for concerts, Estepona put out a call for local musicians who will play for free. Jose Carlos Arevalo, editor of Spain’s top bullfighting magazine, 6 Toros 6, said the boom years before Spain’s bust led to a glut of fights, featuring “semiAnti-cruelty drive succeeding empty rings and bouts with any That would shut down Cata- animal that had four legs and lonia’s last bull ring in the city two horns.” of Barcelona, though it would not ban other spectacles like They’re not dead yet “correbou,” where people chase Now Spain’s economic woes bulls through the streets and are bringing the industry back “bouembolat,” where bulls are into equilibrium, with fewer forced to run around with flam- but more star-studded fights ing wax balls on their horns. and breeders trying harder Animal rights activists say to turn out only top-quality the gory spectacles are one of beasts. the planet’s most blatant forms “It’s true that the crisis is goof animal cruelty. They hope ing to mean fewer bullfights, a ban in Catalonia nine years but the ones that survive will after the Canary Islands enact- attract more interest,” Areed a similar one could prompt valo wrote in an editorial in other Spanish regions to fol- last week’s edition of the low suit. magazine. “It would be a huge step forOther bullfighting defendward, Catalonia telling Spain ers say village parties complete and the rest of the world that with bullfights will mushroom they are not for torturing ani- again when Spain’s economy mals,” said Mimi Bekhechi, eventually rebounds. special projects manager and “If the crisis passes, the anti-bullfighting campaigner parties will come back and for People for the Ethical Treat- the corridas will return,” said ment of Animals. Juan Belmonte, the bullfighting Bullfight defenders insist the commentator for Spain’s Canal tradition is still so strong that Sur television station.

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Winning over skeptics, one oyster at a time New Orleans shucker aims to ward off worries BY SUSAN SAULNY THE NEW YORK TIMES

NEW ORLEANS — Keith Chancley, the senior shucker at one of the oldest oyster bars in the French Quarter, leaned against the cold counter during lunch hour with a knife in idle hands and nothing to shuck. Plenty of fat Louisiana shellfish — procured by the hardest means — rested in chopped ice. COURTESY PHOTO VIA AP But nobody wanted them. Hospitable habitat: Fish swim near the PC Barge and Towers off Pensacola, Fla., in this 2007 photo by Jim Meyers. “Y’all having oysters today?” Chancley chimed brightly to several visitors who ambled in to scan the menu at Felix’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar, a family business since the 1940s near The Mica was a 200-year- and the courts would likely de- west of the Mississippi River, Bourbon and Iberville streets, old, two-masted schooner that cide the matter. archaeologists have found rem- crossroads of the tourist unisank before 1850, according to “I would say for the folks nants of a colony set up by Jean verse here. a report by the Minerals Man- working on cultural resources Lafitte, the pirate who helped Dave Morgan, from New agement Service. It was discov- — or any resource — docu- Andrew Jackson win the Battle York City and a Gulf of Mexico ered about 2,500 feet deep in ment everything,” McMahan of New Orleans. seafood skeptic, asked, “Now BY CAIN BURDEAU the Mississippi Canyon during advised. Archaeologists hope to avoid these ain’t tainted with BP oil, work to lay a pipeline. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Archaeologists are fanning the mistakes made during the huh?” In 2002, the Mardi Gras out to assess the spill’s effect. Exxon Valdez cleanup. Here was the moment ChanTIMBALIER ISLANDS, La. wreck was discovered by oil- The Gulf shoreline is chock full “We learned from Exxon Val- cley, 51, had been anticipating. — Not just flora and fauna are field workers in even deeper of history and to a trained eye, dez that there were incidents It happens every day. A masgetting caked in oil. So is the waters: about 4,000 feet down the bounty springs out. of looting by cleanup workers, ter of performance, Chancley “This is like Christmas Day equipment being brought in, knows how to diffuse tension Gulf of Mexico’s barnacled his- about 35 miles off the Louisitory of pirates, sea battles and ana coast. The wreck got its for me,” said Courtney Cloy, destroying the ground,” said with humor, how to get a reWorld War II shipwrecks. name from the huge pipeline an archaeologist mapping the John Rawls, marine archaeolo- luctant customer to end up The Gulf is lined with wood- project where it was found: the Timbalier Islands, a barrier gist with Earth Search Inc., a eating a couple dozen on the en shipwrecks, American-In- Mardi Gras Gas Transmission chain on Louisiana’s central firm hired by BP to do archaeo- half shell, making an afternoon dian shell midden mounds, System. coast. “I am finding ceramics logical surveys. of it. World War II casualties, pirate Researchers with Texas all over the surface out here.” In one incident, clean-up But the hard sell has gotcolonies, historic hotels and old A&M University believe the The ceramics may have workers stumbled across a ten so much harder, with the fishing villages. Researchers ship may have been a gun run- washed in from a shipwreck, prehistoric Chugachmiut Deepwater Horizon oil disaster now fear this treasure seeker’s ner or British trader during the or come from a hotel or home burial cave containing wooden forcing closure of some — but dream is threatened by BP’s War of 1812. that once stood on the badly artifacts. not all — of Louisiana’s famed deepwater well blowout. BP played a part in finding eroded islands. “Clean-up workers ... re- oyster beds. Within 20 miles of the well, the U-166. Crews surveying For now, the Timbaliers are moved some of the bones and “Well, there’s just a little bit,” there are several significant a pipeline project for BP and safe: Oil contamination has then called a supervisor,” Mc- Chancley said. “Helps ’em slide shipwrecks — discovered by oil Shell in the Mississippi Canyon been modest and clean-up Mahan said. He said Exxon se- down easy.” companies’ underwater robots region came across it in 2001. crews are being kept at bay. curity collected more of the Everybody had a good chuck— and oil is most likely beginOn July 30, 1942, the GerBut archaeologists have grave bones and state troopers raked le. Then Chancley paused a man submarine torpedoed the concerns for other locations. remains into a body bag and beat and added: “Seriously, I ning to cascade on them. “People think of them as be- passenger-freighter Robert E. Oil has begun washing up carted them away. wouldn’t be serving them if ing lost, but with the deep-sea Lee, and then itself was sunk by on Pensacola’s beaches, where “The site was pretty much they weren’t good. I couldn’t diving innovations we have to- depth charges from the Navy in 1886, Geronimo, the Apache trashed,” he said. do that in good conscience, day, these shipwrecks are easily escort PC-566. warrior, was imprisoned in Fort accessible,” said Steven AnthoThis week, oil washed ashore Pickens, the largest of four forts ny, president of the Maritime in the Florida Panhandle, where built to defend Pensacola Bay. Archaeological and Historical the USS Oriskany aircraft carOn the Mississippi coast, Society. rier lies off the coast of Pensa- Ship Island was the only deep“If this oil congeals on the cola. The Navy sank it in May water harbor between Mobile bottom, it will be dangerous 2006 to make an artificial reef. Bay and the Mississippi River for scuba divers to go down Sen. John McCain once flew for 300 years; thousands of Euthere and explore,” Antho- bombing runs off its deck. ropeans first set foot in North ny said. “The spill will stop The task of examining the America there, earning the investigations.” wrecks for damage is begin- nickname Plymouth Rock of The wrecks include two ning, though it’s uncertain the Gulf Coast. 19th-century wooden ships whether BP will be held reDuring the Civil War, Ship known as the “Mica Wreck” sponsible for ruining under- Island was Union Adm. David and the “Mardi Gras Wreck.” water sites. Farragut’s base of operations, The German submarine U-166 Dave McMahan, Alaska’s where he successfully launched and ships sunk by other Ger- state archaeologist and an Exx- an attack on New Orleans in man sub during World War II on Valdez oil spill veteran, said April 1862. federal environmental surveys are in the spill’s footprint. On Grand Terre Island, just

Next worry: Survival of the shipwrecks Oil glaze could stymie exploration of history

Anxiety runs high among Vietnamese Queen of Vietnam Development Corp., formed to help the community after Hurricane Katrina. “But they’re very resilient people, used to rebuilding. They’ve been put to the BY SHARON COHEN test several times.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Just as some families were getting back on their feet, they have to scramble again. NEW ORLEANS — On a Tom Huynh arrived as a war steamy summer morning, Minh Chu would normally be far out refugee. Eventually, he found in the Gulf, hauling in huge his niche in tuna and escolar loads of shrimp in the blisterfishing, earning enough moning sun. Instead, he’s standing ey to buy a house, help three AP PHOTO in an alley, clutching a paper brothers and sisters through ticket. Idle since April: Tom Huynh college and become a miniemployment agency for the Chu is a deck hand, or he was and his boat, Morning Glory, until two months ago when the docked at Dulac, La. men of his hometown of Phan Thiet. spill put him out of work. BeHuynh has little to do these fore that, he had been saving Vietnamese community here to bring his wife, Nguyen, from who find themselves wrestling days so he drives two hours evVietnam to America. He was with cultural and language ery few days to maintain Mornsending her money regularly barriers even as they face the ing Glory, his 75-foot vessel. since they wed in 2007. Now he threat of financial disaster. “Some days I wake up and I needs help just to buy food. By some accounts, about a think I’m still on the boat,” he And that’s what brings Chu third of those trawling the Gulf says through an interpreter. “I to a Vietnamese community waters are Southeast Asian, miss what I do. That’s all.” center, among dozens of peo- mostly Vietnamese. One nonMinh Chu tries to remain upple lined up hours before the profit group estimates 80 per- beat; he has overcome obstacles opening when 25 coveted stubs cent of the 40,000 Southeast before. He worked in factories will be exchanged for $100 gro- Asians along the Gulf Coast, in Illinois and Arkansas, even cery vouchers from Catholic could be hurt by the spill. though a childhood grenade Charities. Many of the Vietnamese accident left his left hand disHe’s grateful to have made speak little or no English, figured. When the jobs dried the cut, but anxious, too. Chu making it hard to navigate the up there, he moved to New Orhas worked since arriving in bureaucratic maze of loans, leans and started over. the U.S. 32 years ago. He can’t claims and regulations. Their He has received two $1,250 bear being idle. odds of finding new jobs are checks from BP, he said, but “I feel like I am lost,” says slim, considering the tough wonders how he’ll make up his Chu, 52. “Sometimes I worry economy and their limited lan- annual income. He hasn’t seen and I cannot sleep. I’m think- guage and job skills. And for his wife in two years. Now any ing about how am I going to some, there’s yet another hur- reunion has been put off. But he doesn’t dwell on that. make money to sponsor my dle: They’re paid cash, so they wife, thinking about how am I don’t have documents needed Every night he phones his wife going to pay my bills.” to apply for compensation from with a $5 calling card and offers The oil spill that has forced BP’s $20 billion aid fund. comforting words. thousands of Gulf fisherman “It is more complicated for “I tell her I look for a job,” he off their boats has been es- them,” said Tuan Nguyen, says with a slight smile, “and I pecially cruel to those in the deputy director of the Mary tell her not to worry.”

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Ready wit: Keith Chancley works the oyster bar — and the crowd — at Felix’s Restaurant.

man. I’m a professional, and we have a reputation to uphold. I don’t have time to be messing with bad oysters.” Convinced, Morgan tilted a half-shell into his mouth and gulped. “That’s great!” he said. His friend, Derrick Middleton, ordered as well, and they both promised they’d be back for more. John Rotonti, Felix’s owner, would not let the bar go dry. He bought oysters from Florida and Texas to supplement the meager harvest from Louisiana. Still, a shucker can only do so much in the face of an environmental disaster of mammoth proportions. Close to closing time, Chancley, who on a good day last year might have made $200 in tips, took $4 out of the tip bucket after the total was split with the rookie shucker (three years on the job) and the novice shucker (a dishwasher in training). “We’ve got to take the good with the bad,” said Chancley, a 35-year veteran. “I tell the other shuckers around town — we’re a close group — just weather the storm. Take it as a time to heal your cramped hands and your soul.”






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DIVING INFLATORS About 1,380 scuba diving power inflators, made in the U.S. by Aqua Lung America of Vista, Calif., were

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ELECTRONIC NOTEBOOKS About 233,000 VPCF11 Series and VPCCW2 Series notebook computers, made in China and the U.S. by Sony Electronics of San Diego, Calif., were recalled because they can overheat and pose a risk of burns. They have “VAIO” printed on the front outside panel. The notebooks were sold nationwide after January 2010. Details: 866-4967669 or

CLOTHING BATHROBES About 8,600 women’s bathrobes, made in Turkey and imported by Christy of Charlotte, N.C., were recalled because they don’t meet federal flammability standards. The robes were sold at Bloomingdale’s and online from January 2008 to March 2010. Details: 800-261-6326.

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SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010


Fine print survives reform


“The fact that a sitting president is visiting your community in a non-election year is pretty rare.” — Randy Thelen, president of the economic development group Lakeshore Advantage, on President Barack Obama’s planned visit to Holland on Thursday

“It’s a good law.” — Teen motorist Jason Cordell, among the first West Michigan residents to be ticketed for texting

“One of the silver linings of the recession — if you’re looking for that — is that industrial demand is down.” — Consumers Power spokesman Jeff Holyfield, on why the supply is sufficient for home air conditioning “My wife has had some sleepless nights. It’s kind of made things really difficult. Kids should not have to know about this kind of stuff.” — Cab driver Andrew Williams, on the emotional fallout for his family — he has a 4-year-old daughter — after he was shot in the leg during a robbery attempt. The shooter was given 50 years in prison “We are saddened by these allegations. The individual’s record of service to the Boy Scouts had been exemplary.” — Local Scouting executive Mike Sulgrove, on the arrest of Gerber camp director Scott Allan Herrick for sharing childporn images. The arrest of Sparta Little League assistant Aaron D. Mull on similar charges also came to light

managed to stay outside the reach of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Consumer advocates say borrowers will remain vulnerable to the kind of unscrupulous peddling of services that led to the financial crisis. BY STEPHEN MANNING “You’re going to end up with regulatory gaps that can AND MARCY GORDON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS hurt consumers,” said Travis Plunkett, legislative director WASHINGTON — The fi- of the Consumer Federation nancial overhaul bill awaiting of America. final action in the Senate inThe influence of auto dealers cludes a new bureau whose (about 18,000 nationwide) and aim is to make sure mortgages, community banks (about 8,000) credit cards and other products derives from the strength of from big banks don’t abuse or their small-town roots. Dealconfuse you. ers arrange most loans for auto But if you want your auto buyers; community banks acdealer to arrange a car loan or count for more than 98 percent get a community bank to ex- of U.S. banks. tend you a credit line, be sure The consumer bureau will to read the fine print. write and enforce the reform Thanks to their lobbying rules. It can ban confusing muscle in Washington, auto fine print on bank loan docudealers and community banks ments — but none of the other

Auto dealers, small banks win exemptions in financial overhaul

paperwork car buyers must complete. And it can punish banks for offering deceptive loans — unless they’re community banks. Vehicle dealers, including those that sell boats, motorcycles and RVs, won a blanket exemption. Community banks (banks with less than $10 billion in assets) scored a smaller but still crucial victory: They’re supposed to follow the bureau’s rules. But the bureau can’t force them to. That duty rests with existing federal and state regulators, which failed to curb abuses that led to the 2008 crisis. The auto dealers and smaller banks succeeded even as lobbying by the nation’s giants failed to protect them from the new bureau’s strictest oversight. The National Automobile Dealers Association began barraging congressional offices


Exemption won: Lincoln Mercury vehicles are shown on a dealership lot in Sterling Heights.

with phone calls and e-mails as early as last fall, chairman Ed Tonkin said. They argued dealers had been unfairly swept up in the zeal to rein in Wall Street’s excesses, noting they merely arrange most auto loans, and are already subject to regulations. “This is a government overreach into private business,” Tonkin said. “Dealers are not

banks, and we shouldn’t be subject to bank rules.” The dealers’ successful argument to Congress — don’t punish Main Street for Wall Street’s sins — was echoed by community banks. Community banks, which include thrifts and depositor-owned banks, cater to homebuyers, developers, small businesses and farmers, among others.

How’s your hairstyle? THE NEW YORK TIMES

WASHINGTON — The photos, disseminated on Iran’s semiofficial news sites, look ordinary enough: young men with short haircuts, some with 1950s-style quiffs and a touch of gel on top. But these haircuts are not just a summer fashion. They are being promoted by Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance as Islamically permissible models, part of an effort “to halt the spread of unconventional styles and promote Islamic culture.” Mullets, ponytails, spikes

and highlights are forbidden. More acceptable styles are to be unveiled today, the ministry’s Veil and Chastity Day. This year’s edition of Iran’s hairstyle and dress crackdown appears to be especially harsh, perhaps because of government efforts to foil protests on the June 12 anniversary of the disputed presidential election. Special police squads have


Officially acceptable: Samples from Iran’s Cultural Ministry.

stopped or arrested unmarried couples, women wearing too much makeup and people playing Western music. The haircut guidelines

appear to be aimed at balancing aggressive enforcement with a softer promotion, unveiled with the help of hundreds of barbers and hairdressers.

Probably OK: President Ahmadinejad

Not at all OK: The “Joe Dirt” mullet

Curiously, not one of the young men in the official photos is wearing a beard, long considered a mark of Islamic orthodoxy in Iran.

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OPINIONS DANNY R. GAYDOU — Publisher — 222-5818 PAUL M. KEEP — Editor — 222-5508 118th year, No. 301

ED GOLDER — Opinions Page Editor — 222-5613


Congress, 3rd District Miles, Heacock for Democratic, Republican races


he retirement of U.S. Rep. Vernon Ehlers leaves voters in the 3rd Congressional District with an important decision this summer and fall. Mr. Ehlers, a Grand Rapids Republican, has served in the best tradition of the seat once held by President Gerald R. Ford and Rep. Paul Henry. We would look for somebody of the same temperament and philosophy to hold it again — a fiscal conservative with a background in public service and the private sector and a proven track record of leadership. The district needs somebody who can work with both parties, and who will judge each issue on the merits, with the concerns of constituents foremost in mind. Five Republicans and two Democrats are running for Congress in the 3rd District, which comprises most of Kent County and all of Barry and Ionia counties. In the Aug. 3 Republican primary, we recommend STEVE HEACOCK. In the Democratic primary, our pick is PATRICK MILES Jr. Mr. Heacock, of Cascade Township, has a long record of sound judgment, and a background that positions him to be an outstanding lawmaker. He is an attorney who has served as a vice president for Priority Health. Most recently, he was chief administrative officer for the Van Andel Institute. In various positions of leadership in the community, Mr. Heacock has been at the center of some of the most important advances in Grand Rapids, including the building of the DeVos Place Convention Center and development of the Medical Mile. He’s a no-nonsense negotiator who knows how to get things done. As a certified public accountant, Mr. Heacock would bring a depth of understanding — one his opponents could not match — to taxation and finance questions. He opposes the health care bill passed by Congress, but wisely would not repeal it without an alternative proposal in hand. His ideas, born of close involvement with the health care industry, involve a robust individual market and a focus on providing incentives for positive outcomes, not volume of service. One of his GOP opponents is state Sen. Bill Hardiman of Kentwood. A Vietnam veteran with experience in the nonprofit world, Mr. Hardiman has proven himself an effective,

ELECTION 2010  For more information about the candidates, go to the online voter guide. It can be found at: compassionate conservative during his eight years in Lansing. He has worked to better the lives of children and families. He has pushed for transparency through a law that would require disclosure of the sponsors of now-anonymous robo-calls. As former Kentwood mayor, he would respect the needs of local government in Washington. Another Republican, state Rep. Justin Amash of Cascade Township, an attorney, is a libertarian-leaning conservative who would bring a principled small government philosophy to Washington. There is a concern, however, that Mr. Amash would not be as effective as his main opponents in working within his party and across the aisle, especially in what is sure to be a more closely divided Congress after November. Though smart and consistent, Mr. Amash lacks the depth of experience and maturity of judgment of either Mr. Heacock or Mr. Hardiman. Two other Republicans are also in the race, Bob Overbeek of Wyoming, a former teacher and decorated veteran of the war in Afghanistan, and Grand Rapids attorney Louise E. Johnson. On the Democratic side, Mr. Miles, a Grand Rapids attorney, has a long history of community involvement. He is a thoughtful, serious candidate who could be an independent voice for Grand Rapids and the region. His priorities are the economy and jobs. He would focus on lowering taxes on small business, and providing federal incentives for research and development. Mr. Miles understands, too, the need to rein in spending. He proposes a 5 percent pay cut for members of Congress for each year the federal budget is not balanced. His Democratic opponent is former Kent County Commissioner Paul Mayhue of Grand Rapids. Mr. Mayhue, a social worker, is more narrowly focused and less conversant in the issues than Mr. Miles. Our votes in the Aug. 3 primary go to Patrick Miles Jr. and Steve Heacock.

THE PUBLIC PULSE Heacock balances his, constituents’ views Vern Ehlers honorably served his country and constituents for 16 years by continuing the true “fair and balanced” tradition of his predecessor, Paul Henry. His ringing endorsement (and those of Mayor Logie and Peter Secchia, both accomplished consensus-builders) of Steve Heacock for Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District should therefore be taken very seriously (“Heacock nabs 3 endorsements,” Press, June 30). Mr. Heacock promises to practice “thoughtful, pragmatic conservatism,” which he describes on his website as maintaining a balance between his beliefs, the views of his constituents, and the need for consensus-building in Congress. Mr. Amash’s political philosophy, on the other hand, portends only partisanship, divisiveness and our district’s ultimate loss of influence in the House of Representatives. I therefore would urge everyone — including independents and even registered Democrats — to vote for Mr. Heacock in the open primary on Aug. 3. RICHARD ALEXANDER/Grand Rapids

Table tennis games provide good show I attended the U.S. open table tennis championships at DeVos Place downtown (“Grand Rapids well received,” Press, July 5). It sounded interesting, but I honestly did not know what to expect. The level of talent and amazing quickness of the back-and-forth games still leave me in awe — even

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a day later. The competitors were approachable and friendly, and I was able to personally congratulate both the winners of the men’s and women’s singles finals. I think Killerspin’s President Robert Blackwell is on to something in his efforts to professionalize the sport (“Sponsor: We can increase sport’s popularity,” Press, July 4). As a spectator, it is one of the more amazing things I have ever seen. We all have played table tennis and understand the game. But few of us have ever seen table tennis played with the wizardry and quickness of the top athletes from around the world. I thank Dell Sweeris for bringing the event to Grand Rapids and encourage everyone to watch it if you ever get the chance. You will be dazzled. DAVE STRICKLEN/Ada Township

Petition doesn’t help tea party I was approached by someone

collecting signatures on a petition to put the tea party on the ballot as a political party. As a proud member of the Tea Party of West Michigan, I know that we want no part in such a campaign. We are more than aware that this is a divisive, not unifying, tactic. Third parties just don’t work. We promote no candidates. This is a blatant attempt to hijack the tea party name. The reason behind this can only be to divide the conservative vote with misinformation. If, in fact, the ones behind this had a constructive agenda of their own, they wouldn’t have to resort to such underhanded methods. It may be legal, but it’s unethical and pathetic. Unfortunately, it’s also destructive, which, I’m sure, is the whole point. CAROLE MEDEMA/Alto

Engle will make impartial judge We are pleased to endorse Kent Engle for Ottawa County Circuit Court judge. Kent has all the tools needed for an effective judge. He is dedicated to upholding the law, is neutral, intelligent and is an excellent communicator. As a caring husband and father, Kent is committed to the quality of family life. He has experience working on cases dealing with family issues. Above all, Kent is committed to serving you and me in a fair and impartial manner. We encourage you to join with us in voting for Kent Engle as our next Ottawa County Circuit Court judge. JOHN NORDSTROM/Holland

Quick action: Achanta Sharath Kamal returns the ball during the final men’s match at the U.S. Open table tennis championships at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids. A writer was amazed at the level of play at the event.

MARK RUSSELL SAYS My theory is that Bibi ‘Two Gun’ Netanyahu is a Homeland “Security person of interest.” Why else would the TSA take Bibi’s Glock automatic “pistols out of his luggage (again my theory)?” —Tribune Media Services


A cynical budget maneuver by House Democrats WASHINGTON POST WRITERS GROUP



ASHINGTON — On June 30,the Congressional Budget Office issued its long-term outlook, predicting that deficits would come down for the next few years as the need for counterrecession spending eases and revenues improve. But then, it warned, “unsustainable” red ink would flow again, creating debts not seen since World War II. The very next day the House of Representatives passed a one-year budget resolution rather than the normal blueprint committing the government to a fiscal plan of at least five years. For all the publicity about earmarks and other spending gimmicks, this was a worse dereliction of duty. The cynicism of the maneuver made it worse. One of the casualties of this maneuver is the partnership that has developed between Kent Conrad

BRODER OPINION of North Dakota, the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, its ranking Republican. In January, they were co-sponsors of the legislation to create a National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, whose recommendations for closing the budget gap would be guaranteed an up or down vote in Congress. The commission legislation was defeated when seven Republican senators who had initially cosponsored it defected on the roll call. At that point, President Obama stepped in and rescued the idea, creating the commission by executive order. Now, in a stunning reversal, the Democrats are using the existence

of the commission to justify their abandonment of their long-term budget responsibilities. Speaker Nancy Pelosi brazenly hailed the one-year substitute as “another key step ... in restoring fiscal responsibility.” Rep. John Spratt of South Carolina, the House budget committee chairman, called it “the functional equivalent of a traditional budget resolution.” “These are disciplines for the short run,” Spratt said, “while the fiscal commission works out recommendations for the longer run.” The Republicans, who had been rightly roasted for abandoning Conrad and Gregg on the vote to create the commission, were not about to let the Democrats pull off this bait and switch. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the top Republican on Spratt’s committee, said in a statement: “This is not a budget. The measure fails to meet the most basic, commonly understood

objectives of any budget. It does not set congressional priorities; it does not align overall spending, tax, deficit and debt levels; and it does nothing to address the runaway spending of federal entitlement programs.” When I reached Gregg by phone, he said the commission — on which both he and Ryan serve, and to which the Democrats were ostensibly deferring — “remains a hope-and-prayer exercise.” Its work has barely begun and it is not due to report until December. Gregg speculated that the reason the Democrats did not pass a real budget resolution is because “they do not want to let the American people see how bad the five-year numbers really are.” My next call was to Conrad, and I felt nothing but pity for him. He had actually passed a credible five-year budget through his committee, but deferred to the leadership and did not call it up for a floor vote. Now,

he said, with the House’s action, “it makes no sense. There’s nothing for it to link up to.” The terrible irony in all this? More and more people are seeing that what this agonizing situation requires is a limited and temporary measure to pump more life into the economy and create jobs, along with a serious commitment to impose real spending discipline and hold down deficits in the long term — exactly what a five-year budget resolution could provide. Gregg and Conrad agree that such a resolution could “unleash huge energy back into the economy,” because corporations are hoarding $1.8 trillion in their treasuries and consumers are sitting on billions more. Of all the times for Congress to abandon its responsibility for long-term fiscal planning, this is the worst. E-mail:


SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010


Governments unprepared for environmental calamity W LUKE hat’s the difference between a single 20-pound Asian carp caught on the watery outskirts of Lake Michigan and millions of barrels of oil fouling the Gulf of Mexico? On the Gulf Coast, wildlife, habitat, fishing and tourism industries have sustained months of daily assault. Here, such damage is merely pending. What do oil and carp have in common? The same result when the threat of environmental calamity from commercial activity is optimistically deemed remote enough to allow that activity to continue. And when that threat becomes less remote and very real, governmental structures lack the capacity for a variety of reasons to mount an adequate response. Last month’s discovery of that bighead carp in Lake Calumet six miles from Chicago’s Lake Michigan shoreline was the latest reminder of the ecological threat from invasive species that for decades now have


MICHIGAN POLITICS scarred the character of the Great Lakes. That knowledge, however, has done little to seriously challenge the status quo that the lakes are commercial shipping lanes first and environmental treasures second. The economic imperative of linking Midwest ports to the Atlantic and beyond continues to trump the negative impact that linkage has had on the Midwest’s greatest natural resource. European lampreys, zebra mussels, alewives and round gobies were ferried into this 20,000-yearold watershed in the ballast water of ocean-going vessels that entered through the St. Lawrence Seaway after its completion, just 51 years ago.


Less than two decades later, Asian carp were imported to consume catfish farm algae down South. Flooding provided entry into the Mississippi River in the early 1990s. Carp that can grow to 100 pounds and consume 40 percent of their weight daily have been chugging their way north ever since. Just as the response to damage caused by the Seaway has been about mitigation rather than outright closure, so too with the Illinois barge canals that provide carp passage from the Mississippi to Lake Michigan.

No coordination Since 2002, the federal government has tried electric fences and poison. They didn’t work, given the discovery of genetic material beyond established barriers and in Lake Michigan. And, now, a fullfledged carp. In Indiana, carp spawn has been discovered in the Wabash River, capable of flooding into the Maumee River, which flows into

Lake Erie. “There is a lack of coordination and transparency in the current system. ... Now, more than ever, state and federal agencies must stop the finger-pointing and get their act together,” said Kristy Meyer of the Ohio Environmental Council. That sentiment could well describe what has been happening in the Gulf since April. Meyer warned that the Great Lakes could become “desolate carp ponds.” If those paid by taxpayers to regulate deepwater drilling were doing their job, multiple safeguards might have prevented the BP disaster. And with the benefit of hindsight, presumably, they would have been ordered. In the case of the carp, hindsight isn’t necessary. The threat is more than apparent, and the proper response is the construction of permanent physical barriers to separate the Mississippi and Great Lakes basins. And in the interim, though it finally views the lakes

as a natural resource first and foremost, canals that connect the two watersheds should be closed to barge traffic. A bill introduced by Great Lakes congressional delegations would give the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers months rather than years to figure out how to do that. Environmental groups are demanding direct involvement from an Obama administration you would think would get it by now. One difference between oil and carp is that in the Gulf, the calamity has occurred but, at some point this summer — it’s assured — the flow will stop and the cleanup will begin. With the carp, the damage has yet to occur. But, when it does, it will be permanent. Gulf fisheries will recover, in time. Great Lakes fisheries could be destroyed. Contact Peter Luke at (517) 487-8888 ext. 235 or e-mail him at pluke@boothmichigan. com.

Grand River adventure begins P

repare to go where you’ve never gone before. Today, our team of journalists kicks off 17 consecutive days of exploration of the lifeblood of this community (and many others, as it turns out), the Grand River. The Press has joined Grand River Expedition 2010, and we’re taking you along for what promises to be quite a ride. A 262-mile-long ride, in fact, which makes the Grand Michigan’s longest river. I didn’t know that fact before we started researching the topic. We learned that and lots more getting ready for this river float series. And our learning is just starting. We will be sending intrepid and award-winning outdoors writer, Howard Meyerson, and others to kayak/canoe the river. They will document their experiences in daily diaries that will be in print and online. Daily photo pages and video from the river will add to the coverage. From its less-than-grand origins at the headwaters south of Jackson to a high-volume flow emptying into Lake Michigan, we’ll show you the entire length. We’ll look at its high points and low ebbs. We’ll trace its storied history and tell some of the tales the river has witnessed. When we’re done, readers will better appreciate the impact of this waterway on us. “As a paddler who often overlooks the Grand River because of its pollution history, this is a great opportunity to see its many faces,” said Meyerson, who will begin his



EDITOR OF THE PRESS trek on the river Wednesday. “It is a small river in its upper region — unassuming. Not so down here where its Grand character is much more evident, in the geology of the Grand River valley.” Not taking the Grand River for granted will be an important theme. “I have lived my entire life in the vicinity of the Grand River and, yet, through this project, I already have learned so much about it,” said Peg West, assistant sports editor and coordinator of the series for The Press. “I admit, there are times I have driven over the North Park Bridge or crossed the river at another place and thought, ‘Nice river, but why grand?’ You’ll find out it doesn’t start out that grand, but it ends up living up to its name, which is remarkable in a state that has some pretty impressive water features.” Capturing the glory of the Grand fell to our writers, but also to our visual journalists. Photographer Rex Larsen “has taken on the challenge of researching features along the river that we plan to develop into themes for our daily photo coverage,” said Photo Editor Chris Clark. “Rex has seen much of the length of the Grand from the air, from bridges and while paddling a

kayak. During his time on the upper part of the river, he was bitten by spiders and contracted poison ivy while portaging, but the experience showed him things he had never seen. “The highlight was a heron rookery that was accessible by kayak only. He described the scene as like being in Jurassic Park, very eerie screeching bird sounds everywhere under the canopy of trees,” Clark said. Rex’s extra effort — stay tuned for his photos taken while rappelling on rock ledges near Grand Ledge — has been matched by other journalists involved in the project. “The team we have on this, from stories to photos to graphics to layout, already has produced some fantastic work,” West said. Today’s full-color, two-page “graphic is eye-popping, accessible, yet very informative. I was blown away the first time I saw it. The photos invite you to linger on them and, in some cases, offer incredible vantage points that most people will never see. “And we have a cadre of top-notch storytellers who are bringing us the words. I have delighted so far in the stories I have read, the things I have learned, the tales that our writers have found to tell.” We believe you’ll find these stories fascinating and hope you’ll follow them as they wend — like the Grand River — through our lives during the next couple of weeks. E-mail:

The right stuff goes wrong TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES


illy me. I thought America’s unparalleled space program (before the present administration began dismantling it) was a triumph of American ingenuity, technology, vision and boldness. Instead, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says its “foremost mission” is not returning to the moon, or completing a mission to Mars. Rather, it is improving relations with the Muslim world. Bolden says President Barack Obama told him he also wants NASA to encourage children to study science and math, but isn’t that best done by applying science and math to a robust space program? Obama is boldly going where no president has gone before. It is a continuation of the president’s subjugation of himself (bowing to foreign leaders) and the country he is charged with leading by obsequiously kowtowing to a people for whom advancement to the Middle Ages would be a step up. The president and Bolden think it will improve relations with the Muslim world if we praise them for their work in math and science many centuries ago, but what has the Muslim world done for humanity lately? Female genital mutilation? Beheadings? Stoning of alleged adulterers? Honor killings? Terrorism? Death sentences to religious converts? Yes, Benito Mussolini was said to have made the trains run on time, so maybe previous presidents should have praised his timetable and overlooked the torture, the censorship, the holding of women and children hostage and the police state.


THOMAS OPINION I’m sure if we searched long enough, we might discover a good character quality or two in Mao Zedong, a world-class mass murderer. But let’s not forget China invented the compass and woodblock printing. What are a few human rights violations compared to these positive contributions? Perhaps if President Roosevelt had looked for some good in Adolf Hitler, World War II might have been avoided. Maybe it was our fault that Pearl Harbor was bombed. We should have appreciated the Japanese contribution to America (The cherry tree? Sushi?). What is it about this president of ours? He doesn’t seem to love America, at least not the America we knew prior to his coming to office. He pledged to change the country, but growing numbers think what we have is better than what he wants. Despite its past and current problems, most Americans are justifiably proud of their country and what it has stood for over the past 234 years. Regrets? Sure, we’ve had a few, but, then again, too few to mention compared to the blessings we have received and the blessing we have been to much of the world. On April 3, 2009, President Obama addressed an adoring crowd in Strasbourg, France. He told them the United States “has failed to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world” and that America had “shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive” toward its allies.

What is it about this president of ours? He doesn’t seem to love America, at least not the America we knew prior to his coming to office. Actually, it has been the other way around. America bailed out Europe twice in the past century because it elevated evil men to leadership and they started wars that engulfed the world. And America protected European economies by paying for a nuclear umbrella that protected the continent from the Soviet Union, thus allowing those who refused to pay a price or bear a burden to concentrate on their economies and self-indulgent pleasures. If America is all that Obama makes it out to be, why do we have such an illegal immigration problem? You’d think these people would prefer Europe, or Iraq, which have contributed so much to our space program. If NASA’s “foremost mission” is no longer space, but a group-hug to Muslim nations, perhaps Congress should be asked to authorize such a change in purpose and reduce NASA’s budget. Do most taxpayers want NASA to focus on inner space, rather than outer space? I doubt it. They can render their verdict on this and many other Obama policies come the November election. E-mail:



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Steele has a right to speak against war in Afghanistan it could oppose the Bush administration’s foreign policy on patriotic grounds. And Woodhouse’s statement came shortly after 60 percent of House Democrats — 153 in all — voted for an amendment sponsored by Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., and two of his colleagues that would have required President Obama to present a plan by April for the “safe, orderly and expeditious redeployment” of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The amendment, which drew support from nine Republicans, would also have allowed for a vote in Congress to stop additional war funding if withdrawal does not start by next July, when the administration has said it would begin reducing forces in Afghanistan. It’s thus not surprising that one person who took issue




t’s easy to understand why Democrats want Michael Steele to stay in the news. The Republican National Committee chairman is a wonderful distraction, a constant source of gaffes, laughs, clarifications and denials. But Steele recently scored a victory of sorts, even though you wouldn’t know it from the coverage: His comments on Afghanistan got Democrats to recite GOP talking points from the Bush era. Those can be turned against anyone in either party who dares to question the direction of the war. The most incendiary words came from the indefatigable Brad Woodhouse, the Democratic National Committee spokesman, who accused Steele of “betting against our troops

DIONNE OPINION and rooting for failure in Afghanistan.” Woodhouse added: “It’s simply unconscionable that Michael Steele would undermine the morale of our troops when what they need is our support and encouragement.” I have some empathy for Woodhouse, who must be weary of dealing with the other side’s demagoguery day after day. He probably couldn’t resist giving Republicans a taste of their own medicine. But this is dangerous stuff in a democracy and particularly perilous from a party that, less than two years ago, rightly insisted

with Democrats who piled onto Steele was McGovern. “The reaction to Steele from some Democrats sounded like Dick Cheney,” he said in an interview. “Democrats need to understand that our base is increasingly uncomfortable with this war.” Now, the truth is that Steele’s statement on Afghanistan at a party fundraiser in Connecticut was something of a mess. Even McGovern said that “Steele was wrong” for asserting that “this was a war of Obama’s choosing.” After all, the war in Afghanistan began under President Bush following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with overwhelming support from both parties. And the situation deteriorated badly on Bush’s watch. Yet Steele’s point — that Obama had criticized the Iraq War “while saying the battle really should (be) in

Afghanistan” — was accurate enough. Obama had a choice, and he chose to escalate. And in asserting that “the one thing you don’t do is engage in a land war in Afghanistan” and that “everyone who has tried over a thousand years of history has failed,” Steele was simply making arguments that other critics of the Afghanistan War had offered already. It’s fair enough to argue with Steele about all this, and it was honorable for Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, the premier Republican hawks, to take issue with their party chair, given that Obama’s approach is largely to their liking. Personally, I’m still hoping Obama’s strategy in Afghanistan will work. But it is maddening that Congress can appropriate $33 billion more for Afghanistan without anyone asking where the

funds will come from even as self-styled deficit hawks insist on blocking money for the unemployed unless it is offset by budget cuts. But the issue here is less about Afghanistan than about dissent in time of war. Even if Steele was just popping off, he had a right to offer his opinion without being accused of undermining our troops or “rooting for failure.” Some of our greatest leaders, from Abraham Lincoln to Robert F. Kennedy, courageously stood up against wars in their day. Steele is no Lincoln and he is no Kennedy, but as an American, he enjoys the same rights they had. “It is not enough to allow dissent,” RFK said. “We must demand it.” If members of Kennedy’s party don’t remember this, who will? E.J. Dionne’s e-mail address is

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he Obama administration’s lawsuit against Arizona, officially unveiled on Tuesday, is an affront to all law-abiding Americans. It is a threatening salvo aimed at all local, county or state

MALKIN OPINION governments that dare to take control of the immigration chaos in their own backyards.


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took the lead in prepping the legal brief against Arizona. The son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Perez is a far-left lawyer and activist who worked for the late mass illegal alien amnesty champion Ted Kennedy and served in the Clinton administration DOJ. While holding down a key government position there in which he was entrusted to abide by the rule of law, Perez volunteered for CASA de Maryland — a notorious illegal alien advocacy group funded through a combination of taxpayersubsidized grants and radical liberal philanthropy, including billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Institute (not to mention more than $1 million showered on the group by Venezuelan thug Hugo Chavez’s regime-owned oil company, CITGO). Perez rose from CASA de Maryland volunteer to president of the group’s board of directors. Under the guise of enhancing the “multicultural” experience, he crusaded for an everexpanding set of illegal alien benefits ranging from in-state tuition discounts for illegal alien students to driver’s licenses. CASA de Maryland opposes enforcement of deportation orders, has protested post9/11 coordination of local, state and national criminal databases, and produced a “know your rights” propaganda pamphlet for illegal aliens depicting federal immigration agents as armed bullies making babies cry. In 2006, CASA de Maryland

threatened to protest at the schools of children whose parents belonged to the proimmigration enforcement group Minuteman Project — and then headed into the Montgomery County, Md., public schools to recruit junior amnesty protesters who were offered school credits for traveling with CASA de Maryland to march on Washington. As a former Maryland resident, I got to see Perez’s militant friends and colleagues in action. I watched CASA de Maryland President Gustavo Torres complain that motor vehicle administration officials have “absolutely no right to ask for people’s Social Security number or immigration status to get a driver’s license.” I stood among CASA de Maryland grievance-mongers who shouted, “No license, no justice! No justice, no peace!” while playing the race card against naturalized Americans and legal immigrants who opposed the illegal alien welfare state. Perez himself derided secure-borders citizen activists as “xenophobes,” but denied painting the grassroots immigration enforcement movement as racist. Questioned by GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions during his Obama DOJ confirmation hearing last year about the illegal alien rights guide produced by CASA de Maryland, Perez grudgingly stated that “the Civil Rights Division must not act in contravention to valid enforcement actions of our federal immigration

laws.” But “act(ing) in contravention” is exactly what the Civil Rights Division is doing in spearheading the challenge to Arizona’s valid enforcement actions of our federal immigration law. Perez, Attorney General Eric Holder and the rest of the open-borders DOJ team have invoked a “preemption” doctrine based on the U.S. Constitution’s supremacy clause to attack Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration measure and oppose local and state enforcement of federal immigration laws. Never mind that the Arizona law was drafted scrupulously to comply with all federal statutes and the Constitution. You gotta love Obama’s fair-weather friends of the Constitution. When a state acts to do the job the feds won’t do, Obama’s legal eagles run to the Founding Fathers for protection. When, on the other hand, left-wing cities across the country pass illegal alien sanctuary policies that flagrantly defy national immigration laws and hamper cross-jurisdiction enforcement, the newfound federal preemption advocates are nowhere in sight. The Obama DOJ’s lawsuit against Arizona is sabotage of the people’s will and the government’s fundamental responsibility to provide for the common defense. No border enforcement, no security. No security, no peace. Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies.”

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Eastern heat wave evidence of climate change? SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE



t’s swelter time in the East, which to some means alarmism time, an opportunity to preach that human-caused global warming could kill us all. But hold on. Facts have lately been stripping climate extremism of its fraudulent wrappings as surely as summer temperatures have been soaring from New England to Virginia. Some recent glimpses of the naked truth behind the scare-mongering come from a Netherlands environmental agency. Because of the discovery of one error in the conclusions of the United Nations panel on climate change, it probed for more, discovering them everywhere and particularly of one kind, says an article in The Economist.

AMBROSE OPINION Given the slightest hint that warming might have some slight, limited deleterious consequence, the U.N. panel’s report would warn unscientifically of something huge and extensive, of major declines in African agriculture, of fresh water being increasingly inaccessible in vast reaches of Asia and of Europeans having their health ruined, for instance.

Over-the-top analysis Learning of this Dutch analysis is not exactly a shock, seeing as how it comes on top of learning earlier of a real whopper in

the musings of the panel: the business about Himalayan glaciers melting by 2035. That proposition was based on nothing more than someone’s off-the-wall guess that the glaciers could end up melting not in 25 years, but in 300 years, suggesting either gross carelessness on the part of the U.N. author or unchecked political purpose of the kind revealed in some British e-mails. While no one should cheer whoever violated privacy by securing and publicizing these e-mails, neither should we shrug our shoulders at how some global warming scientists clearly wanted to manipulate publicized warming views less in accordance with genuine discovery than with governmental ends they hoped to achieve. Let’s don’t forget, either,

that Al Gore’s hysterical movie on warming was found by an English court to contain nine big errors or that a major study was proven wrong in its calculation about the absence of a fierce warming period in the Middle Ages that had nothing to do with cars and factories pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. None of this means there’s no such thing as man-caused warming that in some way may need to be addressed. But what it does tell us is to understand that the purveyors of gloom are not always right and may in some cases be dishonest and that many top-notch climate scientists are more than a little skeptical about an approaching apocalypse. We should simultaneously keep in mind a highly regarded economic analysis saying that cap-and-trade

Weather in a given time and place says very little about overall climate trends, as even the alarmists remind us when we have a particularly cold winter. While a Time magazine writer is obviously correct that warming overall should give us more instances of very hot weather and fewer instances of very cold weather, it also happens to be the case that the hottest recorded year in U.S. history does not fit into human-


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DOWD OPINION as she told Larry King last week, she feels sad about “the likelihood” she may live “the rest of my days without someone holding me in a passionate way.” But even before the scalding portrait of her in “Game Change” and “The Politician,” strategists who had worked for her and her husband said she had rejected the idea of a campaign commercial featuring Edwards’ mother and millworker father, dismissing them as hicks, just as she sometimes put her husband in his place by calling him a bumpkin. “If I ever called him a hick, it was because he’d like to be called a hick, you know?” Elizabeth explained to King, in what seemed like a stretch. “Oh, you’re such a hick, you know. You’re such a country boy.” Indicating that she found Rielle Hunter’s half-naked pictures in GQ distasteful, Elizabeth cast her as Lady Voldemort, barring King from mentioning the name of her husband’s girlfriend. She said she would have accepted John’s daughter with Rielle and been her stepmother if John and she had stayed together, but “now there’s no reason really for me to.” Well, there is that little matter of 2-year-old Frances Quinn Hunter being the halfsister of Elizabeth’s kids. Elizabeth gave up on her 32-year marriage after making the supremely strange gesture of buying lavender soap for John to give to Quinn to give to Rielle at Christmas. Speaking to People magazine, she did not dispute The National Enquirer’s “sex-andbooze bender” story that John has been hitting on women in North Carolina bars. Young is the anti-Iago, debasing himself for his boss, doing tasks like fetching the Christmas tree for their North Carolina mansion and meeting John at the airport with his favorite chilled wine. In December 2007, the former senator called Young, saying that he needed to find a “way out of this thing,” and outlined a scheme to outsource sin that made F. Scott Fitzgerald’s careless Buchanans seem models of responsibility. “I was dumbfounded,” Young writes. “How, I asked, was I supposed to explain to my wife that I should confess

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caused warming theory. It was in 1934. Some say the mere possibility of a major disaster is reason to act, but if that were so, we’d right now be building spaceships to take out meteorites, building some sort of gigantic dome around Yellowstone National Park to contain the chance of a continent-destroying volcanic eruption there and much, much more. The probability is that we will be OK with a gradual transition to non-fossil fuels along with various adaptive steps and ultimate reliance on new radiation-dampening technologies if that proves necessary. Meanwhile, you folks in the East drink plenty of water and stay out of the sun as much as possible.


Sensational reading material: John and Elizabeth Edwards during happier times before their divorce.

ASHINGTON — Have you had your fill of glogg and Kaffebars, leather jackets with rivets and sausages with pickles? Do you want to hop off the Tunnelbana, and move on from feministsocialist-journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his pals, Eriksson, Svensson, Johansson, Jonasson, Nilsson, Martensson, Magnusson, Ekstrom, Edklinth and that suspected lesbian Satanist Lisbeth Salander, the most literally riveting heroine in some time and the most famous doll-like, kronadrenched Swedish twin besides Tiger Woods’ wife, Elin Nordegren? Then you might consider some beach reading featuring unforgettable characters spilling sensational secrets — but this time with simple names like Young and Edwards and familiar hangouts like Cracker Barrel and PetSmart. Aaron Sorkin is considering optioning Andrew Young’s memoir, “The Politician,” which would be apt since Young writes that John Edwards was inspired to become a politician after he saw Sorkin’s “The American President.” Young’s book is an amazing yarn about a fawning political aide and the feckless poll he serves beyond all reason. The unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible, as Oscar Wilde called foxhunting. We learn that in this era of immersion coverage, we can still end up with a shallow view of our candidates and their real — or Rielle — lives. A man like Edwards can be extremely close to ascending to the White House and still be camouflaging his true nature. To paraphrase Raymond Chandler, if character were elastic, John Edwards wouldn’t have enough to make suspenders for a parakeet. Once more putting the diss in dysfunction, Elizabeth Edwards has been promoting the paperback version of her best seller, “Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life’s Adversities,” making her feelings of betrayal by her ex, her ex’s mistress and her ex’s sycophant perfectly clear. It’s tough to watch Elizabeth talk about her dirt-sandwich ex-husband because you have to wish her the best as she continues chemotherapy. She’s suffered through the worst betes noires that can rip through a woman’s life, and now,

could cost trillions more in human damage than any rescue it affords and grasp that no reform will work without the cooperation of non-cooperating India and China. And the heat in the East — what should that tell us? Not a lot.

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Well-known sisters split their votes Michigan GOP power broker Betsy DeVos stirred plenty of buzz when she and her husband, Dick, endorsed Attorney General Mike Cox for governor last month. But her little sis? Not so much. Emilie Wierda says she is supporting fellow Hollander Pete Hoekstra. “For Pete, it’s not about Pete, it’s about the people who he serves,” Wierda said. “I don’t see that in a whole lot of politicians.” Wierda said she and her husband, Craig, have known Hoekstra for almost 20 years as a friend and public servant. Last week, she was among a dozen GOP women Hoekstra announced as part of his Women’s Leadership Team. Others from West Michigan include Michigan RNC national commiteewoman Holly Hughes, Carol Van Andel and Marge Byington Potter.


Home forever: A new war memorial, a bronze battlefield cross, is dedicated Saturday afternoon in downtown Lowell.

Tribute to a local soldier


A spot of tea party State and federal candidates running in the Aug. 3 primary may want to drop in at the Holland-Zeeland Tea Party meeting Tuesday and take in what could be a raucous debate. Members of the group will hash out who should be nominated for the November election for offices ranging from Michigan governor to the 2nd Congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Holland. “This is an opportunity for any member to speak out and hear from fellow members. Candidates and their paid staff are welcome to listen only,” said organizer Jim Chiodo noting the HZ Tea Party will not dictate who to vote for. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Zeeland Library, 14 S. Church St. ANOTHER CHANCE TO HEAR

3rd District’s the charm If you have yet to catch a forum with candidates seeking the Grand Rapidsbased 3rd Congressional seat, you will have another shot. The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies will host a debate among Democratic candidates Paul Mayhue and Patrick Miles Jr. on July 22, and Republican candidates Justin Amash, Bill Hardiman, Steve Heacock, Louise Johnson and Bob Overbeek on July 27. Both events will begin at 7 p.m. at the Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center in downtown Grand Rapids. Seating is limited. Go to for more information. TALKING POLITICS BLOG

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City of Lowell unveils battlefield cross sculpture in honor of Lucas Beachnaw

HOPEFULS MAY BE RUNNING HARDEST AGAINST CLOCK, APATHY In an automated poll conducted by East Lan Where they sing consultant Mark stand, B4 Grebner in June, 76 ANSING — percent of registered Summer has always voters highly likely to vote in the Democratic primary remade it difficult for mained undecided. Among Republicandidates in the can voters, it was 44 percent. Bill Ballenger, editor of the newsgovernor’s races to gain the letter Inside Michigan Politics, said attention of voters more that means “anything could happen between now and Aug. 3.” interested in golfing, the Most voters four years ago were beach or the Tigers. well aware the next governor would be incumbent Democrat Jennifer GranFollowing a decade of or Republican Dick DeVos. economic decline, add one holm “Here we are, a few weeks away, and more problem: potential voters still couldn’t pick them out of a lineup,” said Bill Rustem, an issues voters who no longer management consultant in Lansing. believe state government “There just doesn’t seem to be a buzz, despite the fact that this is terribly — and those who seek to critical for Michigan.” run it — can make their If 1.5 million voters vote — and it could be a lot fewer — that’s a turnout lives better. of 20 percent. In 1982 and 2002, years of the last That leaves the seven candidates for governor with just three weeks to multi-candidate primaries in both engage the public before party nomi- parties, turnout was 29 percent and nations are decided. 25 percent respectively.


THE REPUBLICANS: Five-way fight

THE DEMOCRATS: Two-way tussle

Republicans differ little on the fundamentals, pledging for the most part to cut business taxes to kickstart Michigan’s economy, and funding the exercise through spending cuts or budget reform. State Sen. Tom George, the fifth candidate in the race, calls that a fiscal fantasy. Bouchard, Cox, Hoekstra and Snyder have been endorsed by various chambers of commerce. All, save Snyder who says he is opposed to abortion, have been endorsed in the past by Right to Life of Michigan, though Cox received the single gubernatorial endorsement from the group. The candidates also have one more thing in common. They all appear to believe the contest will be decided in West Michigan, from Berrien County all the way up the

Neither Dillon nor Bernero represent as many voters in public office as any of the office holders on the Republican side. And, unlike the Republicans, neither has filed a campaign finance report detailing how much money he has raised and spent. Though the next campaign finance reports aren’t due until July 23, what is known is that Dillon does have money for advertising — $313,000 worth between June 15 and July 4, according to the Michigan Campaign Finance Network. Almost all of it is being spent in Southeast Michigan. Bernero has the support of two of the more powerful interest groups in the Democratic Party, the Michigan State AFL-CIO and the Michigan Education Association.

LOWELL — Kevin Beachnaw pulled up his sleeve to reveal the tattoo of a battlefield cross on his upper arm, a tribute to his son, U.S. Army Sgt. Lucas Beachnaw, who died Jan. 13 while serving in Afghanistan. The design, a symbolic representation of a cross on the battlefield that marks the spot where a soldier was killed, now stands in bronzed form at the Veteran’s Memorial in downtown Lowell. It is the result of $7,500 raised by the Lowell American Legion, local VFW and residents to honor the memory of a hometown soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice. On Saturday afternoon, Kevin Beachnaw, Lucas’ mother, Jeanne Beachnaw, his two sisters and other family members watched the unveiling of the replica of a soldier’s boots, Lucas an M-16 rifle with its bayonet thrust into the Beachnaw earth and a helmet at the top of the rifle stock. It is inscribed with Lucas’ name and the words “All gave some — some gave all.” The sculpture was created by artist Richard Rist and one of only about 25 in the country. “It’s beautiful. It’s something everybody can touch and feel and know that he’s not gone,” said Kevin Beachnaw. “It’s for everyone.” About 250 community members gathered following the Riverwalk Festival parade for the half-hour ceremony, which ended with the unveiling. Legion Post Commander Dave Thompson said members wanted to pay tribute to Lucas Beachnaw








TRACKING THE STORY Your voter guides The Press is targeting the highest offices at stake in the Aug. 3 primary, beginning today with governor. Next Sunday: The race to succeed Vern Ehlers in Congress. And on July 18, the contest for Pete Hoekstra’s seat in Congress. To find races on your ballot:  Go to  Watch for the Voter’s Guide in the July 27 Press. So what could decide these races? On the Republican side, geography could be pivotal, given the similar strengths of Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, Attorney General Mike Cox, U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra and Ann Arbor investor Rick Snyder. As for House Speaker Andy Dillon and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero in the Democratic race, it’s money that matters. Here are the particulars:

Her world is colored by numbers Teen’s rare condition causes her to see each digit in a different hue


mily looked strangely at her good friend Mackenzie when Mackenzie one day remarked, “You have a really pretty phone number.” Emily, of course, had no idea what her friend meant — until Mackenzie shared that, when she sees numbers, she sees something else — each numeral as a different color. One isn’t just one; it is also white.


RADEMACHER COLUMNIST Two is brown. Three is yellow. Four is green, five purple, six pink, seven orange, eight blue, nine red and zero black. I’m not giving out Emily’s phone number but, suffice it to say, it’s a patriotic blend of red, white and blue. At least that’s how Mackenzie Young sees it. The 17-year-old recent Rockford High School graduate — who

finished seventh in her class of 607 seniors with a GPA of 4.49 — possesses what’s known as Grapheme Color Synesthesia. Like other “synesthetes,” Mackenzie has a neurologically based condition in which the stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to the automatic and involuntary stimulation of another sensory or cognitive pathway. In other words, when Mackenzie sees a number, it triggers her brain to see its companion color. “Every number has its own color, zero through nine,” she says. “I just like see it in my mind.” SEE RADEMACHER, B2


Shaded integers: Mackenzie Young, 17, pictured at her parents’ Rockford home, has a rare condition known as “Grapheme Color Synesthesia,” which causes her to see numbers as colors.

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D O R R TOW N S H I P — Twenty dairy cows and milking machinery estimated around $1 million were lost in a fire early Saturday at Walnutdale Farms, according to Dorr Fire Chief Harold Schumaker. The cause of the midnight fire is suspected to be an

electrical problem. The structure, along 14th Street near 142nd Avenue, is considered a total loss. Schumaker said the farm has about 1,600 cows that are milked around the clock. Twenty of the animals that were hooked to a milking rack were trapped in the fire when the flames cut power to the

equipment. Flames were visible from more than a mile away from the barn, Schumaker said. The barn owners are sending the surviving cows to local farms and others in Indiana and Illinois, Schumaker said. E-mail:

while honoring all military members and veterans. Lucas Beachnaw, a 2004 Lowell graduate who joined the Army in 2006, was killed in a firefight with the Taliban. He was on his second tour in Afghanistan. A squad leader with the 173rd Airborne Infantry, he was on patrol in eastern Afghanistan when shooting broke out. Jeanne Beachnaw said the

memorial means a lot. “He would be proud of it. He would love it,” she said. “I’m proud of my son for the person he was before and after he entered the military.” She said it also serves as an important reminder. “It’s a good thing because it keeps it in people’s minds that this is really happening, though you don’t see it every day,” Jeanne Beachnaw said. “These kids are going to war,

and they are dying.” Army Lt. Col. Dean DeGrote, from Lowell, said Beachnaw was always the life of the party, passionate about snowboarding, skateboarding and fishing. He was a jokester, but became very dedicated to the military. “He was among the finest in the Army and America,” he said. E-mail:


“When I get working with higher numbers, like 54 for instance, I see purple and green.” Mackenzie, who is headed to Northwestern University on an academic scholarship, doesn’t remember when she first realized she saw numbers as colors. The phenomenon has been present “as long as I can remember.” But it has only been in the past year that she has come to understand not everyone possesses the same capacity. “I figured it out last winter while talking about my friends’ phone numbers,” she recalls. “I didn’t think it was weird until they started expressing their amazement. “Now,” she says, “all my friends know about it.” According to information gleaned from websites, more than 60 types of synesthesia exist and, according to one 3722795-01





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synesthesia helps Mackenzie recall her Social Security number, personal identification numbers and phone numbers. “It makes it easy.” I asked Mackenzie what she saw when looking at a “SPEED LIMIT 25” sign, and she said “I see the numbers as black on white, but then in my mind, I see the colors, too, so brown and purple.” She immediately visualizes no numbers or colors when prompted with the mathematical constant “pi,” but when I asked her to consider it in numeric form (3.14), you guessed it — she saw yellow, white and green. At Rockford High, Mackenzie’s varsity tennis coach learned of her gift last season and dubbed her “Paint by Numbers.” And, just in case you’re wondering, yes, Mackenzie sees a running tennis score such as 30-15 as yellow/black-white/purple. Mackenzie’s synesthesia does not manifest itself in any other ways of which she’s aware — at least as evidenced by my asking whether she smells sounds or sees different colored auras hovering about people. “No,” she says with a laugh, “but that would be cool.”

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Hours extended for bridge work Township officials lifted limits on hours for construction of a $25 million temporary bridge for M-21 traffic and the rebuilding of the existing span to expedite the work, which is expected to start in September. Supervisor George Haga said the Michigan Department of Transportation requested the hours because of seasonal restrictions on disturbing the river bottom. The rebuilt bridge is expected to be completed in summer 2012. The township also approved a state request to grade township-owned property for the temporary bridge. ALLENDALE

Reading Bus plans Aug. 13 celebration The school district’s library-onwheels is taking a vacation this week but is expected to be back on the road again Monday. The Amazing Reading Bus, a mobile summer literacy program that serves about 500 area youths, recently kicked off its latest summer tour. Fundraising efforts by the Allendale Rotary Club helped this year’s efforts after funding cuts. The bus’s last stops are on Aug. 5. A reading bus celebration is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at Allendale Community Park, near the township offices at 6676 Lake Michigan Drive. Details: allendale. BYRON TOWNSHIP

Toddler camp has zoo theme The Recreation Department is offering Zoo Train, a day camp for children 18 months to 3 years, from 9:30-11 a.m. July 27 at the Byron Community Center, 2120 76th St. SW. Children should bring a stuffed animal for a petting zoo. Cost: $17 for residents and $27 for nonresidents, includes a CD, instrument, Kindermusik T-shirt, snack and craft. Registration is due by July 16. Details: 878-1998. CALEDONIA

School board names officers Mike Patterson moved from vice president to Board of Education president. Ken Yonker, the previous president, did not seek re-election since he is running for the state House. Other board officers are: David Nemmers, vice president; Deb McCarty, secretary; and Bill Donohue, treasurer. CASCADE TOWNSHIP

$1,500 set aside to help preserve farm The township has set aside $1,500 for Kent County’s purchase of development rights program to show support for including 38 acres of the Frances Cox farm. The property, 4205 Quiggle Ave. SE, is the first to qualify under the township’s new preservation zone, created to help farmers enter the county program. The program pays farmers the difference between the agricultural and development values of their property in exchange for placing the land in trust so it can’t be developed. The $1,500 represents 1 percent of the Cox land’s assessed value, township officials said. Planning director Steve Peterson said the township probably won’t have to pony up the cash until next year after federal grants used to buy properties are awarded. COOPERSVILLE

Committee develops anti-bully policy A committee has proposed an anti-bullying policy to the Board of Education. The policy defines harassment and bullying and suggests consequences and remedial measures. After reviewing sample policies, the committee based its recommendations on one from the state Department of Education, said Pete Bush, Coopersville High School principal and committee


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chairman. He said the committee customized the policy to prohibit “passive” bullying through bystanders’ support. The board will give the policy first reading July 19 and vote on it Aug. 16.

while Georgetown Township residents did more than one-fifth of the borrowing. Patrons from Grand Rapids, Allendale and elsewhere accounted for the rest. HOLLAND


NEO Forum may hold more fundraisers The Northeast Ottawa Forum’s annual golf outing did not raise as much money as in past years, but first-time planner Sgt. Dennis Luce is calling it a success. The outing, with 23 teams, raised $6,000, to be divided between the forum and the city’s recreation department. “Sponsorships are definitely harder in the economy,” Luce said. He said he hopes to have more fundraisers this year, possibly including a golf ball drop at a high school football game. Spectators would buy the balls that would be dropped from a helicopter or crane onto the field.

Superintendent sets office hours Superintendent Brian Davis will hold open office hours two days this summer to address any concerns or ideas from residents. Residents can meet with Davis for 10-minute appointments on a first-come, first-served basis 9-10 a.m. Wednesday and 12:301:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Details: Sandy Heerspink, 616-494-2005. HUDSONVILLE

Auditions scheduled next month Auditions are scheduled next month for a Master Arts Theatre production. The faithbased theater, based in Byron

Township, will present three performances of “Cheaper by the Dozen” on Dec. 3 and 4 in the Hudsonville Cultural Center, 5578 School Ave. Auditions are 10 a.m. Aug. 21 and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the former church building, next to Gary Byker Memorial Library. A handful of adult roles are open, and 14 youths from ages 6 to 17 are sought. Details: masterarts. org. KENOWA HILLS

Hockey team raises money for locker room Kenowa Hills hockey players and coaches plan to raise money to build a locker room at the Walker Ice & Fitness Center, 4151 Remembrance Road NW. Mike Slobodnik, the center’s director, said the addition’s size and other details haven’t been determined. Walker officials said they won’t support the project with city funds but will pay to maintain, heat and cool the space. Kenowa Hills would not be charged to


Wealthy stop signs get four-month tryout Four-way stops along Wealthy Street at Bagley, Croswell and Lovett avenues were to be installed last week, beginning a four-month trial period to see if they result in better pedestrian crossings and better sight distance for drivers. Traffic engineers at URS Corp. recommended the trial, said Ken Feldt, city services director. The signal at Wealthy and Lovett will be turned off during the tryout. Engineers said there is not enough traffic and pedestrian volume there for a signal. A report in late fall. Chad Zagel, president of the Gaslight Village Business Association, said he is concerned that three stop signs in such a short distance will increase congestion and cause people to avoid the area. GRANDVILLE

Library sees increase in checkouts, visitors The number of items borrowed from the Kent District Library’s Grandville branch jumped 8 percent last year to almost 650,000 checkouts, according to an annual report. The number of visitors was up 5 percent to 473,617. Since 2007, activity in both categories was up about 15 percent. Throughout the KDL, library visits in 2009 were up 4 percent to more than 3.6 million and the number of items borrowed surged 10 percent to almost 6.4 million. In Grandville, two-thirds of items were checked-out by KDL cardholders,


rent the facility, but it could be rented out to other school districts. KENTWOOD

Company to remove some trees, stumps The city is contracting with Integrity Tree Service to help grind 123 ash stumps removed by public works employees to fight the emerald ash borer. The company will remove an additional 17 trees for safety reasons. Most are in Paris Park and at fire station No. 3. Cost of the work is $10,105. NORTHVIEW

24 employees choose to retire The district lost 24 employees to retirement at the end of the school year, “considerably higher” than most years, Assistant Superintendent Craig McCarthy said. Twenty-one retirees took a buyout of 30 percent of their base pay over five years. The rest took a state incentive. The district will reduce staff by at least 14 full-time positions. The buyouts and staff reduction will make up the majority of $2.2 million in cuts for the new fiscal year. OTTAWA COUNTY

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AWARDS AND HONORS Receiving departmental awards from Grand Valley State University are: Mark Beckwith, of Grandville, classics; MaryBeth Deiters, of Forest Hills Central, political science; Brittany Dernberger, of Zeeland East, women and gender studies; John Dombrowski, of Thornapple Kellogg, philosophy; Kristina Venlet, of Hudsonville, anthropology; Ashley VandenBerg, of Hudsonville, Earth science; Jeffrey Sweeney, of Kenowa Hills, geography; Matthew Gary, of Grandville, accounting; Sarah Mittino, of Forest Hills Northern, master’s in special education; Tracy Stephens, of Kenowa Hills, master’s in English; and Sarah Elizabeth Christner, of Calvin Christian, master’s in school counseling. Michael Stoll, a Jenison High School graduate, received the Seykora Award from Grand Valley State University. Adrianne Andries, an Ionia High School graduate, and Krista Maynard, a Belding High School graduate, received $5,000 scholarships from the James W. McLamore Family Foundation through Quality Dining, a local Burger King franchisee.

MILITARY ACHIEVEMENTS Air Force Airman Nathan J. Johnson, a 2008 East Kentwood High School graduate, completed basic training at

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Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Nicholas Clawson, a 1997 Forest Hills Northern graduate, was promoted to 1st lieutenant while deployed with the Army in Iraq. He is stationed at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Wash. Timothy W. Ryan, a 1999 East Grand Rapids graduate, is a Navy Seabee and earned his combat warfare specialist qualification at Camp Spann in northern Afghanistan. Chelsea J. Smit , a 2006 Lowell High School graduate, completed Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I. Army Pvt. Mario L. Adams, a 2008 East Kentwood graduate, completed combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Navy Seaman Ryan W. Powers, a 2003 Northview High School graduate, recently completed information technology training, with honors, at Correy Station. Army Reserve Pvt. Jacob M. Pinkerton, a 2008 Cedar Springs graduate, completed combat training at Fort Jackson. Mario Lopez, a 1998 Wyoming Park High School graduate, was promoted to Army warrant officer. Air Force Airman Nicollette J. Gerke, a 2009 Byron Center graduate, completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base. Well Done recognizes the awards and accomplishments of area residents. E-mail:

United Way names communications director The Greater Ottawa County United Way named Michelle Thyfault as associate director of development and communications. The Spring Lake resident previously was marketing and membership director at the Tri-Cities Family YMCA in Grand Haven. She also has experience in business development and community outreach with Pepsi-Cola and First Light Federal Credit Union in Texas. She teaches marketing at the University of Phoenix’s Grand Rapids campus. WALKER

Police department seeks chaplains The Walker Police Department is seeking ordained ministers to volunteer as chaplains. Greg Long, deputy director of police operations, said two of the department’s four chaplains are moving out of the area. The 10-year-old chaplaincy assists members of the force and the community by offering counseling, visiting the sick or injured, delivering death notifications and more. Details: Long at 791-6825 or glong@


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AT STAKE Where they stand: Candidates for governor on the issues The seven men who want the job as Michigan’s chief executive largely agree on some things: A proposal to raise road money with an 8-cent bump in the gas tax and 90-percent hike in registration fees got no takers, and only one (Tom George) backed a state constitutional convention. And only one (Andy Dillon) backed a business leaders’ proposal to shave the sales tax and extend it to services to ease the burden on businesses. After that, they diverged in approach, if not straight answer, on five key issues facing the next governor: VIRG BERNERO







1. Would you support reinstating the $4,000 Michigan Promise Scholarship? If so, how would you fund it?

Yes. Would identify inefficiencies in state government and reprioritize how money is spent.

Yes. Would comb budget to find savings that could be reallocated.

Yes. There are billions of dollars worth of desperately needed and achievable spending cuts in Lansing.

Yes. Would reallocate savings found through reforms in state government to fund it.

No. Michigan can’t afford it. If we continue our spending ways, the check to your local schools will bounce.

Should be restored for students who qualified but lost it. Committing that it should be put back permanently? No.

Yes, but as needbased scholarship. Devoting resources to programs that deliver best results could pay for it.

2. Do you support consolidating services or merging jurisdictions to save money on local governments and school districts?

Supports promoting consolidation by providing incentives through state revenue sharing and removing statutory barriers to cooperation.

Supports contracting out services to private sector, consolidating administration that does not impact core educational mission.

Would provide financial incentives to encourage school districts to combine services and remove physical borders.

Yes. Layers of bureaucracy must be eliminated to find savings. School districts should share services wherever possible.

Yes. Multiple layers of government stem from Michigan’s territorial days and are no longer affordable.

Should provide opportunities to consolidate services and make Michigan a better place to do business, but not necessarily merge.

Supports cooperation to remove barriers, voluntary consolidation aided by the state to promote innovation and collaboration.

3. Should Michigan’s tax incentives for movie and TV production, which cost $100 million in the current fiscal year, be continued, modified or eliminated?

Incentives should bring in significant return to justify the spending. If incentives prove to be effective we’ll keep them.

Eliminated. Michigan tax policy should not pick winners and losers.

Money would be better spent on overall tax relief, but eliminating it creates more uncertainty. Should be phased down.

Would continue incentives but make it a priority that local workers as well as local small businesses benefit from film and TV projects.

Did not answer.

I would not have supported the credit as written. However, we cannot whipsaw businesses by giving and then arbitrarily taking credits away.

Should be reduced dramatically and then eliminated in a responsible fashion.

4. Which main method would you use to reduce spending on Medicaid, the health program for the poor: Cut provider reimbursement across the board, or eliminate coverage (such as prescription drugs and mental health treatment) that is not mandated by the federal government?

Federal health insurance changes can reduce Medicaid costs by reducing the number of uninsured individuals. Will work to make sure Medicaid patients retain access to care.

The federal government demands more than Michigan can afford. Michigan can effectively manage these programs on its own.

Tough choices on Medicaid cuts have to be made that won’t deny access to essential services or shift health care costs to businesses and individuals impact.

Reforms in state government can free up resources to protect health care, education and public safety. I would cut the state’s Medicaid program as a last resort.

Reform programs by adding the missing element, personal responsibility. Our government programs have failed to make us healthier and they are diverting precious resources from core functions of government.

We need to review what benefits go beyond the minimum requirements. We also need to look at tightening the eligibility standards so that the benefit is used only for the neediest among us.

Reimbursement rates should be increased to improve access and reduce costshifting to employerbased insurance. State needs a health system that reduces costs, improves efficiency and promotes wellness.

5. Supporters say Michigan Economic Growth Authority breaks that forgive state taxes in exchange for job creation are critical to competing with other states for jobs. Critics say government should not be picking winners and losers in the private-sector economy. Where do you stand?

It’s preferable to provide a partial reduction in taxes to secure new investment than to lose all the new tax revenues and jobs should that investment be made in another state or country.

Opposes picking winners and losers. Michigan’s business tax should be profitbased, with low rates and easy compliance so all businesses benefit.

Best economic development policy is a low tax rate on all businesses and individuals. The MEDC has to produce credible measures of job creation, should have a regional focus and pay more attention to the business climate.

Supports a complete review of state tax credits provided by the MEDC to determine which are effective and which should be eliminated.

Did not answer.

I support tax incentives on a limited and very selective basis. The government needs to get out of the business of picking winners and losers. The MEDC is a reflection of how uncompetitive we have become as a state.

Incentives should be used only where they have clear, long-term economic impact. Growth will come from small business and entrepreneurial activity. I know how difficult it is to pick winners and losers. Politicians shouldn’t be making those decisions.


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Dillon touts himself as a consensus builder who has created jobs. Bernero may have the more potent message for a blue-collar audience that has born the brunt of this decade’s massive job loss: Dillon and the rest of what he calls the failed leadership in the state Capitol have made hash of Michigan’s economy. According to Grebner’s poll for Inside Michigan Politics, Dillon had a six-point lead. But with three-fourths of the likely Democratic primary voters still undecided, Bernero has room to grow. Whether he has enough money, or time, is another story. “It’s pretty clear at this point that Dillon is better funded than Bernero,” said Chris DeWitt, Granholm’s 2006 campaign spokesman. In a low turnout election, “what it’s really going to come down to for Bernero is his ability to work with those groups who are supporting him to make

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If Bernero’s fundraising efforts can’t compete with Dillon on TV advertising, he will have to rely on union support not only for member contact but for independent television advertising. While unions spent millions in Arkansas trying to defeat an incumbent Democratic senator at odds with their agenda, a similar effort has yet to be launched here. The last televised debate — and Bernero’s last best shot at free TV time — was on June 28, a full 36 days before the election. Frustrated by that fact, Bernero last week said Dillon was cheating voters by refusing to debate in July. “What is he afraid of ?” he asked. Dillon’s campaign says the debate schedule both sides agreed to was designed to end before the start of absentee balloting and that they have upheld their end of the deal. — Contact Peter Luke at (517) 487-8888 or e-mail

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coast and its interior to the Straits of Mackinac. Hoekstra’s strategy is to clean up there, taking advantage of the 18 years he represented the region in Congress. His opponents aim to keep that from happening. If Hoekstra can get 40 percent of the vote in that territory and hold his own in Southeast Michigan where Bouchard, Cox and Snyder likely will share that vote, his campaign believes he will be the nominee. Campaign aides also believe he will be helped with voter turnout boosted by hard-fought GOP primaries in the 2nd and 3rd Congressional Districts. According to Grebner’s polling, Hoekstra led the field statewide with 21 percent. Snyder had 15 percent, Cox and Bouchard came in with 10 percent. Unlike other survey methods, Grebner’s polling doesn’t push undecideds for an answer, so Ballenger believes it is an accurate snapshot. In West Michigan, Hoekstra had 26 percent. If he picks up a third of the region’s undecided, he will reach his target. That Hoekstra isn’t there yet could mean his opponents’ strategy — pouring their money into the Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo and Traverse City-Cadillac media markets that serve Hoekstra’s congressional district — is having an impact. Of the $3 million spent on GOP primary TV ads as of last week, according to the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, nearly 48 percent was in those two markets. Just 27 percent was spent in the Detroit media market, which reaches half the state’s population. That advertising, a lot of it targeting Hoekstra, has yet to translate into support for the spenders. Snyder has spent about $640,000 in those West Michigan markets, and he is at 14 percent in the Grebner poll. Cox is at 7 percent. Trailing was Bouchard, who hasn’t spent a lot of money anywhere, but early on did select Secretary of State of Terri Lynn Land to be his running mate. Hoekstra’s first significant ad buy of the campaign last week asserts that government’s only role in the economy is to “get out of the way,” a response to criticism from Cox and others for voting for the 2008 Wall Street bailout. He’s spending “tens of thousands” on the spot to start but more than half is being spent in West Michigan territory where he is known best. Four of the candidates will formally debate once more, on Tuesday in Rochester on the campus of Oakland University. Snyder says he won’t participate and will instead host a town hall in Grand Rapids. He did not participate in the June 24 debate in Grand Rapids, either. — Contact Peter Luke at (517) 487-8888 or e-mail

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GRATTAN TOWNSHIP — At least three people were in critical condition a day after a Friday night two-vehicle collision that injured six people at 5 Mile Road and Lincoln Lake Avenue NE. Ionia resident Jalen Salas, 17, was critically injured and airlifted to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital after the 10:44 p.m. crash. Kent County sheriff’s deputies said two 16-year-old Rockford-area girls also were in critical condition but did not release their names. Police said Howard City resident Dezmond Fiebig, 17, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Lumina east on 5 Mile when he ran a stop sign and struck a 1999 Chevrolet truck heading north on Lincoln Lake Avenue. Fiebig suffered nonlife-threatening injuries, police said. Salas and the girls were passengers in his car. The driver of the truck, Belding resident David Wright, 26, and his passenger, Mary Tompsett, 26, of Rockford, were taken to United Memorial Hospital in Greenville with injuries that were not life-threatening.

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Clockwise from upper left: Ben Pozniak, of RGB Art spray, paints Saturday during the “Hit the Decks” Electronic Music Festival at Rosa Parks Circle downtown. The event was hosted by electronic events production company Lime Green Shirt LLC and Grand Rapids Electronic Music Movement. Natalie Albertson, 3, of Byron Center, dances while her dad, Adam, watches Saturday. Nenad Stojcic, of Grand Rapids, spins as DJ “Nesto.” The festival featured 12 local and regional DJs. Krystel Castillo, of New York City, dances with Annaleigh Osborne, 1, of Lowell. Samii Gach, 22, of Grand Rapids, grooves in her fuzzy boots.


SUNDAY'S NATIONAL FORECAST Showers and storms will fire up for the central Plains and Midwest as a cold front pushes through the area. High pressure to the east will keep most of the east dry, although a few pop-up storms are possible for Georgia and South Carolina. Dry in the West.


San Diego is still waiting for summer. At the official weather station at the airport (by the ocean), the warmest temperature in June was 71. The city had eight days in January that were warmer than any day in June. The warmest temperature in San Diego so far this year was 82 way back on St. Patrick's Day. Since April 1, the temperature has averaged 3.1 degrees cooler than normal. It has been more than two months since San Diego had a warmer-thanaverage. In fact, May 8 was the only day warmer than normal since April 19. With cooler-than-average water temperatures, it’s likely the relatively cool weather pattern will continue for the rest of the summer along the Southern California coast.





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71 | 88

Chicago 86/71 San Francisco 64/57

85 | 66



Cedar Springs

83 | 66


85 | 66

Sparta 85 | 67

85 | 66


Belding 86 |67

86 | 68

Grand Haven 82 | 67 Grand

LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE Partly cloudy. Highs: 82-83 Wind: SW 5-15 knots. Tonight, mostly cloudy, chance of showers and storms late. Lows: 66-67. Wind: S 5-15 knots.


Allegan 86 | 69

Partly cloudy. Highs: 86-88. Tonight, increasing clouds. Lows: 67-70.

Yesterday's high: 87 Yesterday's low: 62 Record high: 99 (1936) Record low: 46 (1975)

Normal high: 82 Normal low: 60





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Yesterday: none For month: 1.34” Normal for month: 1.32”



high: 93%

Sunrise: 6:14 a.m. Sunset: 9:22 p.m.


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L = Low M = Medium H = High

Hastings 86 | 68

Plainwell 86 | 69

STATE & REGIONAL FORECAST Temperatures shown

are today's highs and tonight's lows.

Moonrise: 5:54 a.m. Moonset: 9:22 p.m.


low: 42%

86 | 68




Gerald R. Ford International Airport 86 |69

Wayland 86 | 68

Saugatuck 83 | 67


Ironwood 77 | 58

Marquette 85 | 57

Sault Ste. Marie 82 | 62

Green Bay 85 | 64

Petoskey 86 | 62 Traverse City 87 | 66

Alpena 85 | 66 Saginaw

Milwaukee 86 | 68

87 | 69

Grand Rapids 86 | 69

Lansing 86 | 69

Flint 87 | 69

Detroit Low | Moderate | High | Dangerous

Atlanta 90/73

Chicago 86 | 71

South Bend 87 | 69

Houston 90/78

Cold Warm Stationary

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City Amsterdam Athens Baghdad Beijing Berlin Bermuda Buenos Aires Cairo Dublin Kabul

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TUE 70/58pc 93/72s 117/88s 84/70t 84/69t 84/78t 55/35sh 97/75s 64/52sh 87/66s

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TUE 85/72pc 71/49s 84/74pc 90/77pc 82/69t 86/75t 105/83s 92/76t 74/64s 86/75t 93/76t 88/82t 81/70pc 90/73t 90/79t 87/76t 90/77t 86/73pc



93/76t Orlando Philadelphia 93/73ms 106/87s Phoenix 87/70pc Pittsburgh Portland, ME 82/66pc Portland, OR 69/57pc 92/74t Raleigh 95/65s Reno 95/73t Richmond 85/73t St. Louis Salt Lake City 91/68s 68/63pc San Diego San Francisco 64/57pc 89/75t San Juan 64/56pc Seattle 90/77t Tampa 98/79t Tucson Washington, DC 95/77t

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Escanaba 80 | 64

87 |68


Washington 95/77

86 |67

Caledonia 86 | 69



Lowell 86 | 68

86 | 69

86 |68

82 |67

Partly cloudy, slight chance for a few storms in the western U.P. Highs: 7787. Increasing clouds tonight, chance of showers. Lows: 57-66.

Rapids Hudsonville

Zeeland 82 | 67



Detroit 87/68

Kansas City 81/70



Party cloudy today. High: 86. Wind: SW 5-15 mph. Tonight, increasing clouds, becoming humid, showers and storms late. Low: 69. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

New York 91/73

El Paso 86/72

82 | 66

Temperatures shown are today's highs and tonight's lows.

Denver 88/63

Los Angeles 75/64



Minneapolis 83/62

Billings 80/52

City London Madrid Manila Mexico City Montreal Moscow Nassau Paris Riyadh Rio de Janeiro

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TUE 71/60sh 96/68s 89/77t 77/56t 81/70t 84/63s 89/82t 81/61pc 116/93s 78/67sh

City Rome Seoul Singapore Stockholm Sydney Taipei Tel Aviv Tokyo Toronto Warsaw

MON 88/69s 84/70ms 87/77t 86/67s 65/52pc 91/82t 92/76s 83/77t 86/70t 87/67s

TUE 88/68s 85/71t 86/77t 84/67ms 66/52c 91/81t 88/75s 81/76t 80/70t 82/67t

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SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010




WORLD CUP FINAL: THE NETHERLANDS VS. SPAIN ONLINE EXCLUSIVE  AUTO RACING: Check out complete coverage of Grand National Flat Track Series action at I-96 Speedway.  GOLF: Grand Valley State’s Mike Basinski is atop the leaderboard at the Kent County Amateur Championship heading into today’s final rounds.



Sliding in: Detroit’s Austin Jackson loses his helmet sliding into the tag of Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer at home plate Saturday.

SPAIN A look at the World Cup:

Your source for news, blogs, comments

Long shots make Tigers a winner


Titles won by the two finalists, the Netherlands and Spain.


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World Cups held in Africa; this one.


Fisher in talks with Heat Derek Fisher might be why Miami’s new trio of superstars left money on the table. Fisher met Saturday with Heat president Pat Riley, one day after the team lavishly introduced LeBron James and Chris Bosh as Dwyane Wade’s newest teammates. James, Bosh and Wade all will make less than the $16.6 million they could have commanded next season, giving Miami the chance to lure other players. Riley declined to comment Saturday. Monroe has calm approach with Pistons, C9


Rookie nearly perfect Reds rookie Travis Wood took a perfect game into the ninth inning before giving up Carlos Ruiz’s leadoff double, and the Philadelphia Phillies stunned Cincinnati again by winning 1-0 on Jimmy Rollins’ RBI single in the 11th. Making his third big league start, Wood dominated Philadelphia’s injury-depleted lineup and matched zeros for nine innings with Phillies ace Roy Halladay, who threw a perfect game of his own May 29 in Florida. WNBA

Fowles All-Star MVP Sylvia Fowles scored 13 of her 23 points in the third quarter and the U.S. national team beat the WNBA All-Stars 99-72 on Saturday in this year’s version of the league’s midseason showcase. Candice Dupree and Swin Cash had 13 points apiece, UConn senior Maya Moore added 12. Fowles shot 9 for 11 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds, to earn the game’s MVP award. — Press wire services

Times finalist Netherlands has lost the title game, in 1974 and ’78, both against the host team: West Germany in the first, Argentina in the second.

Damon leads Tigers’ four-HR game vs. Twins


Successive semifinals reached by Germany, which did not win the World Cup in any of those tournaments.



Red cards handed out in round-of-16 match between the Netherlands and Portugal in the 2006 World Cup. Another eight players got yellow cards in the most hotly contested match in tournament history. Portugal won 1-0.


Goals for Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands and David Villa of Spain.


Matches won in as many tries by the Dutch at South Africa 2010.


David Villa: The striker has five goals and an assist in the tournament.

The Netherlands has scored 12 goals, second only to Germany, and got three against Uruguay in the semifinals. The Uruguayans had allowed only two in the tournament. The Dutch are on a 25-game unbeaten streak and have won 10 in a row, including all six games here, the only nation with an unblemished record in South Africa. Midfielder Wesley Sneijder has been the playmaker and scorer, tied for the World Cup lead with five goals. Arjen Robben, recovered from a hamstring injury, has been dynamic up front, and the previously suspect defense has been steady enough.

Spain, after an opening loss to Switzerland, has won every match, beating the Germans in the semifinals 1-0, but dominating possession. The European champion has gotten steadily better, particularly when it gets the ball on the feet of striker David Villa, who also has five goals. Midfielders Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Xabi Alonso have controlled the ball with precise passes and solid positioning. The defense has been strong and has contributed to the offense, with Carles Puyol’s header off Xavi’s corner kick the only score against Germany.

Coaches agree: Both teams have firepower

Countries that have won soccer’s world title: Brazil, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Uruguay, England, France. Most World Cup matches officiated, by Joel Quiniou of France from 1986-94.


Starters in the semifinal for Spain who played for either Barcelona or Real Madrid last season.


Goals scored by Hungary against El Salvador in the 1982 group stage. The final was 10-1.


Wesley Sneijder: The midfielder leads the Dutch with five goals.




American fiesta for two rounds, finishes off with one European country discarding its also-ran label. Which one? JOHANNESBURG — After all the bluster about Brazil and the awe “I am sure the Spanish can win any inspired by Germany, the World Cup game because they are dominant and comes down to two of the all-time it’s hard to contain their attack,” Gerunderachievers playing for their first many coach Joachim Loew said after title. his team lost 1-0 in the semifinals. Spain and the Netherlands, teams “They have shown they can beat with long histories of wasting their anyone.” Perhaps. But ... biggest opportunities, meet today “The Dutch can create a goal from at Soccer City to conclude the first World Cup held in Africa. any situation,” coach Oscar TabWhat began as a celebration of this arez said after his Uruguay squad continent, then turned into a South SEE FINAL, C6 BY BARRY WILNER


ON THE AIR  World Cup final: Netherlands vs. Spain, 1:30 p.m. today on ABC and Univision

MORE  Germany scores late to claim third, C6

DETROIT — Johnny Damon slapped his hands together in disgust, concerned that his lined grounder, inches outside first base, had cost the Detroit Tigers two runs. Moments later, it turned out his foul ball actually helped the Tigers add an extra MORE run and blow open an important game.  Cabrera may Damon’s three-run end up as an home run — his sixth All-Star starter, of the season and third C5 this month — knocked Minnesota starter Nick Blackburn out of the game Saturday and pushed the Tigers’ lead from one to four runs in what became a 7-4 victory. Just hours after Twins manager Ron Gardenhire praised Damon’s versatility with a bat, comparing him to ex-Tiger Placido Polanco in the ability to shoot balls to all fields in run-producing situations, Damon produced much more than a sprayed hit. The Tigers hit four home runs in a game for the second time this season, including, All-Star Game-bound Miguel Cabrera’s 22nd, and solo shots by Magglio Ordonez and Alex Avila. Cabrera extended his SEE TIGERS, C5

UPDATE Tigers 7, Twins 4 Up next: Detroit (Andy Oliver 0-2, 5.98 vs. Minnesota (Carl Pavano 9-6, 3.58) at 1:05 p.m. today at Comerica Park TV, radio: FSD, WBBL-FM (107.3), WHTC-AM (1450), WKZO-AM (590)

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SOFTBALL: The annual Wheelchair Softball games, presented by Wright & Filippis with associate sponsor AJ’s Family Fun Center, will take place in the Fifth Third Ballpark north parking lot at 11 a.m. Participation is open to anyone whose various physical challenges require them to use a wheelchair to play sports. The hour-long exhibition games will be followed by the West Michigan Whitecaps game against the Lake County Captains.

Today-Monday BASEBALL: The West Michigan Whitecaps conclude a three-game homestand against the Lake County Captains with a 1 p.m. matinee this afternoon and a 7 p.m. game Monday.

Monday BASKETBALL: The Brawl For The Ball opens Monday and runs through Thursday at DeVos Place. The tournament, which is hosted by the Grand Rapids Storm and the West Michigan Sports Commission, is expected to bring in about 50 high school basketball teams from across the Midwest competing in three different divisions.

Friday-Saturday POLE VAULTING: The 8th Annual Grand Haven Beach Vault is returning to Grand Haven City Beach. The competition, which is open to pole vaulters of all ages, runs 10 a.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday AUTO RACING: Berlin Raceway is hosting Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation Night on Saturday, and a $1 donation for each ticket sold will go to the foundation. A 50-lap Super Stock feature will highlight the program. — Press staff


Detroit knows all about the hard-knock life, and in ESPN The Magazine’s recent “Ultimate Standings” Motown gets both treated and tricked, both kisses and kicks. (Did I really just quote “Annie” there? Shudder.) Anyhow, the standings — which measure “franchises’ affordability, bang for the buck, coaching, fan relations, ownership, players, stadium experience and title track” — stick the Red Wings in the No. 8 slot, down from last year’s No. 4. No. 1 on the list? The Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints, followed by the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Angels, Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Rays and San Antonio Spurs. The Red Wings did rank first in terms of ownership. Coach Mike Babcock also finished tied for fourth in the “Ultimate Skippers” category. The Lions, meanwhile, climbed out of the bottom 10 — but only to No. 112, out of a total of 122 teams. Which is progress. I guess. Then there’s this bon mot: “The Lions may have cut ticket prices, but they’re charging fans a whopping 34 cents for every ounce of soda. With two wins in two seasons, the team must figure fans will get thirsty waiting for a victory.” Ouch. The Los Angeles Clippers hold down the bottom overall spot, with the Toronto Maple Leafs hot on their tail. By the way, the Tigers come in at No. 33. The Pistons are at No. 93, thanks the third-worst ranking in terms of fans cooling off on their popularity. Last year, the Tigers were 35th and the


And finally


Fun times are over: Ah, the Shock. Remember them? Maybe losing them to Tulsa hurt a little more than we care to admit. Maybe.

Pistons 64th. Let’s blame that drop on the Shock for moving to Tulsa.

Body language You know all those people who bash Serena Williams for her body type? (You know who you are.) Well, stop. Seriously, just stop. Serena recently won her fourth Wimbledon trophy, but to see another side of her — all swimsuity and whatnot — check out the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar. But she wasn’t always so self-assured: “I was 23 when I realized that I wasn’t Venus. I’m super curvy. I have big boobs and this massive butt. She’s tall and she’s like a model and she fits everything. I was growing up, wanting to be her, wanting to look like her.” It wasn’t until she realized she could bodyslam Venus that Serena gained some self-esteem. With all the hype that LeBron James has produced, you might be curious to know what the biggest career salaries in NBA history are. Fortunately,

Monday BASEBALL: Home Run Derby, 8 p.m. on ESPN Remember the naive innocence everyone about this event during the steroid era? Ah, memories.





7 a.m. — Tour de France: Stage 9. Versus

8 p.m. — MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at D.C. United. ESPN2



9 p.m. — Women: United States vs. Sweden. ESPN


Noon — Formula One British Grand Prix. Fox 2 p.m. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Lucas Oil 200. Speed 4:30 p.m. — American Le Mans Series Salt Lake City. Speed

BASEBALL 1 p.m. — Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers. FSD 1 p.m. — Atlanta Braves at New York Mets. TBS 6 p.m. — Minor League: 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game. ESPN2 8 p.m. — Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers. ESPN

— Michael Zuidema


9 p.m. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: CampingWorld. com 200. Speed

7 p.m. — Los Angeles Sparks at Tulsa Shock. ESPN2


WEDNESDAY BASEBALL 7 p.m. — Minor League: AAA All-Star Game. MLB Network 10 p.m. — College: California Collegiate League All Star Game. FSD


7:30 a.m. — Tour de France: Stage 8. Versus

8 a.m. — Tour de France: Stage 10. Versus



9 a.m. — European PGA TourBarclays Scottish Open. Golf Channel 1 p.m. — PGA Tour Nationwide: Wayne Gretzky Classic. Golf Channel 3 p.m. — PGA Tour John Deere Classic. CBS 3 p.m. — U.S. Women’s Open Championship. NBC

10:30 a.m. — Champions Challenge. ESPN

7 p.m. — Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians. FSD 7 p.m. — Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees or Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox. MLB Network

BOXING 9 p.m. — Friday Night Fights. ESPN2 11 p.m. — Fernando Guerrero vs. Ishe Smith. Showtime

1 p.m. — Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians. FSD 4 p.m. — Regional coverage. Fox 7 p.m. — Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians. FSD 7 p.m. — Regional coverage. MLB Network 7 p.m. — Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins. WGN

BOXING 9:45 — Luis Carlos Abregu vs. Timothy Bradley, Welterweights. HBO

CYCLING 8:30 a.m. — Tour de France: Stage 13. Versus

CYCLING 8:30 a.m. — Tour de France: Stage 12. Versus

GOLF SOCCER Noon — Women’s FIFA U-20 World Cup: Ghana vs. United States. ESPNU


5 a.m. — British Open. ESPN 7 a.m. — British Open. ESPN 2 p.m. — PGA Tour Nationwide: Chiquita Classic. Golf Channel 4 p.m. — PGA Tour Legends: Reno-Tahoe Open. Golf Channel


8 p.m. — Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals. MLB Network

1:30 p.m. — World Cup final: Netherlands vs. Spain. ABC, Univision



8:30 a.m. — Tour de France: Stage 11. Versus

BASEBALL 8 p.m. — 2010 State Farm Home Run Derby. ESPN

TUESDAY BASEBALL 8 p.m. — MLB All-Star game. Fox


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BASEBALL: All-Star Game, 8 p.m. on Fox Major League Baseball says, “This game means something!” Casual fans say, “Meh. I’m going to bed at 10:30 p.m.”

Reader response: The Gib touched a nerve in the last Benchwarmer with his opinion of Fox Sports Detroit’s Tigers team of Mario Impemba and Rod Allen. (For the record, I actually like both of them. So there.) But here’s this from Dodie: “I am in complete agreement with The Gib regarding the incessant clatter from Mario and Rod. I would not mind Mario alone just calling the plays, but with both of them filling every second of the game with mostly unnecessary explanations and opinions, I find myself yelling ‘SHUT UP ROD’ at the television screen several times a game. It spoils my enjoyment.”

Dough boy: Past Pistons greats have nothing — financially — on Darko Milicic.


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GOLF 5 a.m. — British Open. ESPN 7 a.m. — British Open. ESPN 2 p.m. — PGA Tour Nationwide: Chiquita Classic. Golf Channel 4 p.m. — PGA Tour Legends Reno-Tahoe Open. Golf Channel

GOLF 7 a.m. — British Open. ESPN 9 a.m. — British Open. ESPN 2 p.m. — PGA Tour Nationwide: Chiquita Classic. Golf Channel 3 p.m. — American Century Championship. NBC 4 p.m. — PGA Tour Legends Reno-Tahoe Open. Golf Channel

SOCCER SOCCER 7 p.m. — Manchester United vs. Celtic. ESPN2


Noon — Women’s FIFA U-20 World Cup: Switzerland vs. United States. ESPNU 4 p.m. — Tottenham Hotspur at San Jose Earthquakes. ESPN

AUTO RACING 4:30 p.m. — NASCAR Nationwide Series: Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250, qualifying. ESPN2 7:30 p.m. — Auto Legends MIllion: Pre-Race Show. Speed 8 p.m. — NASCAR Nationwide Series: Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250. ESPN2

HUGE Mondays


How low can he go? Steve Stricker hits from the bunker on the ninth hole Saturday during the third round of the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

Stricker sets 54-hole PGA record


Michael Zuidema compiles The Benchwarmer via Press wire services. Have a question or comment? E-mail him at:

Money matters

SOCCER: World Cup final: Netherlands vs. Spain, 1:30 p.m. on ABC When the last ball finally is booted, the question will remain: Can we go on with our lives without the faint hum of a vuvuzela?

the fine people at Black Sports Online compiled a list. No. 1, not surprisingly, was Shaquille O’Neal with a cool $290,846,146 (rap albums not included). Kevin Garnett came in at No. 2 with more than $250 million and Chris Webber was third at $178 million. No where to be found in the top 25: Michael Jordan. But at least Zydrunas Ilgauskas comes in at No. 19 with more than $123 million, uh, “earned.” And let’s ignore the fact that Darko Milicic has earned more in his NBA career than Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Vinnie Johnson and James Edwards — combined.

According to Deadspin, Tiger Woods fired a 7-over 79 in the first round of some random Irish pro-am this week, and otherwise little was notable except for this incident that broke out at No. 6: “At the 6th tee, he stopped at a concession stand and munched on two bunless burgers. ‘Don’t you want any ketchup?’ asked a fan nearby in a plastic lawn chair. ‘I’m good,’ Woods replied, before asking his Irish caddie if he wanted a burger too.” You know, I tried to insert some sexual innuendo in there, but just couldn’t. I guess we’re past the fun part of the Tiger drama. How sad.


BASEBALL: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers, 1 p.m. on FSD Here’s a conversation starter: The Twins are the most-hated rival for any of the Detroit sports teams. Discuss.



RADIO TODAY 12:45 p.m. — Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers. WBBL-FM (107.3), WHTC-AM (1450), WKZO-AM (590) 12:50 p.m. — Lake County Captains at West Michigan Whitecaps. WJRW-AM (1340)

Wisconsin native already adds to marks at John Deere Classic THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SILVIS, Ill. — Steve Stricker is making it look easy. He insists it’s not, even after posting stunningly low scores. Stricker already has broken a couple of PGA Tour records at the John Deere Classic and has more in sight after opening a six-stroke lead with a 9-underpar 62 on Saturday. That followed rounds of 60 and 66 at the TPC Deere Run course, which has stood no chance against the assault Stricker and his fellow players have launched. “It’s never easy going out there,” Stricker said. “It wasn’t easy to start the round today. Coming to the course I felt like I’d never been in this position. I was nervous. I didn’t feel like doing anything. I just wanted to get out there and start playing.” And play he did. Stricker’s masterful round left the tournament’s defending champion at 25-under 188, the best 54-hole score in PGA Tour history. He also has the best three-round score in relation to par. With a 65 today, he’d break the 72-hole record of 254. So dominant was Stricker that Jeff Maggert shot a 63 and lost ground. Paul Goydos, golf’s latest Mr. 59 after a magical round Thursday, played well enough to keep pace in most tournaments, just not this one. It would be hard for anyone to keep up with Stricker the way he’s playing. Th e 4 3 -ye a r - o l d f ro m Madison, Wis., hit accurate approaches to give himself short putts for birdies in most cases and deftly extricated himself the two times he got in trouble. So just what’s going on? “If I knew, I would bottle this,” Stricker said. “I don’t know what’s going on.” Maggert, who started the day five shots behind Stricker, was at 19-under 194 and tied with Goydos, who trailed Stricker by just one stroke going into the round. Former PGA Champion Shaun Micheel also shot a 63 — and found himself 10 strokes back. Matt Jones wriggled into fourth place with a 66 that left him nine strokes back. Still, Stricker is wary. He had a six-stroke lead on the final day of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera earlier this year and ended up winning by two. “This course yields low scores, so you’ve got to be cautious that somebody can come from behind and post a low one and catch you,” he said.


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What Tiger is it, chap? BRITISH OPEN FEELS JUST LIKE HOME TO A STRUGGLING WOODS THE TOP FIVE A look at five top contenders entering the British Open:

TIGER WOODS Age: 34 Country: United States World ranking: 1 Worldwide victories: 82 2010 victories: None Majors: Masters (4), U.S. Open (3), British Open (3), PGA Championship (4). 2010 majors: Masters-T4, U.S. Open-T4. British Open highlight: Completing career Grand Slam at St. Andrews in 2000 with a record score to par in any major championship. Notable: Can become the first player to win the British Open three times at St. Andrews.


In the lead: Paula Creamer watches her tee shot off the 12th hole Saturday during the second round of the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament in Oakmont, Pa.

Creamer leads after three rounds at U.S. Open


GEOFF OGILVY Age: 33 Country: Australia World ranking: 22 Worldwide victories: 8 2010 victories: SBS Championship Majors: U.S. Open (1) 2010 majors: Masters-T26, U.S. Open-Cut. British Open highlight: Closing with 67-69 at St. Andrews in 2005, the best 36-hole score on the weekend. Notable: The only Australian in the last 15 years to win a major.

Norman pulls out of St. Andrews THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Greg Norman has decided against going to St. Andrews this year, pulling out of the British Open and the Wednesday exhibition of former champions on the Old Course. He was replaced in the 156man field by Jason Day of Australia. Norman is a two-time British Open champion who nearly won a third claret jug two years ago at Royal Birkdale when he took a two-shot lead into the final round. He closed with a

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No Norman: Greg Norman has pulled out of the British Open, which starts Thursday.

77 and tied for third. Day becomes the fifth alternate to get into the British Open, which starts Thursday.



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tied for fourth. FACT SHEET But in every other tournament, Woods has looked like ST. ANDREWS, Scotland any other player. British Open — During the first week of A longtime British journalist January, when Tiger Woods came out to watch him at The Facts and figures for the was in therapy and no one Players Championship and, afBritish Open golf knew when he was coming ter three holes, walked back championship: back or how he would play, Jack in. “Nothing special here,” the Event: 139th British Open Dates: Thursday-Sunday Nicklaus looked at 2010 as a journalist said, which sums up Site: St. Andrews (Old big year for Woods’ pursuit of Woods’ game. Course) major championships. There was that missed cut at Length: 7,305 yards “If Tiger is going to pass my Quail Hollow with the highest Par: 36-36—72 record, this is a big year for him 36-hole score of Woods’ career. Field: 156 players (147 in that regard,” Nicklaus said at There was the neck injury that professionals, nine caused him to withdraw from the start of the season. amateurs). It was more about “where” The Players Championship. Prize money: 4.8 than who, when or how. In the two other PGA Tour million British pounds Augusta National for the events where he played all (approximately $7.3 million). Masters. Pebble Beach for the four rounds, Woods finished a Winner’s share: 850,000 U.S. Open. St. Andrews for combined 26 shots out of the pounds (approximately $1.3 the British Open. Woods has lead. million). won half of his 14 majors on “Just call it one of those Last time at St. Andrews: those courses, just as Nicklaus things,” Woods said. “Tried Tiger Woods took the lead finished his career having won just the same in every one. with a birdie on the ninth half of his record 18 majors on For some reason, those two hole of the opening round the same three. (majors) have been my best and never gave it back over Woods tied for fourth in the results.” the final 63 holes. first two majors. What to expect from him at The Old Course at St. St. Andrews? “Yeah, it’s probably hard for Andrews, however, is where me to answer,” Phil Mickelson football field. Woods really feels at home. He played his first British said. “I probably have as good “If Tiger plays the way he Open on these ageless links a guess as you do.” did in 2000 and 2005, yes, he as a 19-year-old amateur and is” the man to beat, said Colin made the cut. A chase for Woods Montgomerie, the runner-up to He first won the career The No. 1 world ranking, Woods in 2005. Grand Slam at St. Andrews in which has belonged to Woods “It depends on how he is to 2000 with a record score to par over the last five years, will be cope with the situation he finds (19-under 269) for an eight-shot up for grabs at St. Andrews himself in. But at the same victory. He returned in 2005 to between Woods and Mickelson, time, he’s played two majors win by five shots and reaffirm as it was at the U.S. Open. now since he came back to play, his dominance in the game. Mickelson has never fared and he’s finished fourth in both Such is his affection for the well in golf ’s oldest champi- of them.” Americans have won five of Old Course that Woods was onship, his only top-10 coming asked last month which would in 2004, when he finished one the last six times at St. Andrews, be the ideal rotation for him to shot out of a playoff at Royal with John Daly somewhat of a play the four majors. Without Troon. surprise in 1995. They don’t see hesitation, Woods replied, “I’d He thinks he has it figured a golf course like this anywhere probably pick St. Andrews all out, saying he put too much in the world. Then again, neifour times.” spin on the ball in recent years. ther does anyone else. The only question is what If he has learned the secret to “People who don’t like it kind of game he brings to the the links, this might be an op- don’t understand it,” Scott home of golf. portunity to win more than Verplank said. “But if you unone major in a year for the derstand it, then it’s brilliant.” Like any other player first time. No one is ready to rule out In the majors, Woods looks Otherwise, figuring out the Woods, who will try to become like he is getting close. favorites for this British Open the first player to capture the Having not competed for is not easy. British Open three times at St. five months, Woods had a Woods made it predictable Andrews. chance to win on the back nine the last two times he played “I can’t wait to get over in the final round at the Mas- because he was on top of his there,” he said. “I’m looking ters and tied for fourth. Then game, driving it well enough forward to getting my lines, my at the U.S. Open, playing in the to take the bunkers out of play, feel, my numbers. I love playsecond-to-last group on the and putting with the precision ing the golf course, and we’ll final day, he made five bogeys required on double greens that see how the weather is. You on the opening 10 holes and could leave putts as long as a never know.” BY DOUG FERGUSON



Age: 40 Country: United States World ranking: 2 Worldwide victories: 40 2010 victories: Masters Majors: Masters (3), PGA Championship (1). 2010 majors: Masters-1, U.S. Open-T4. British Open highlight: Finishing one shot out of the playoff in 2004 at Royal Troon. Notable: Has only one top-10 in the British Open, compared with 30 in the other three majors.




into the red numbers on the scoreboard. “The bunkers were fine,” Creamer said. “I know they were all under water (Friday). I was in a lot of ’em and they were all pretty good.” Creamer finished sixth in THE ASSOCIATED PRESS each of the last two U.S. Women’s Opens, but has played in OAKMONT, Pa. — Paula only three LPGA tournaments Creamer will take a three-shot this year because of a stretched lead over Wendy Ward into ligament in her thumb. The the final day of play at the U.S. injury is painful and often Women’s Open. forces her to hit most or all of Creamer, considered the best her practice shots off a tee to LPGA golfer without a major avoid the constant jarring that title, is 1 under for the tourna- occurs when a golf club strikes ment through 13 holes of the the ground. weather-delayed third round. That round will be completed ly ? v e y ou p ate Ha lay el today. Four shots back is Sued her zann Pettersen, who has four holes still to play plus the final round. Five back are 15-year-old Alexis Thompson, who has completed the third round, Amy Yang and Brittany Lang. Creamer, who recently reFree fountain pop for your TT L A turned from a four-month group with this coupon. layoff following left thumb surValid Monday thru Friday gery, played all but two holes UN L T RY C before Noon. of her second-round 70 during the morning. Although Friday’s rain made the 108-year-old Oakmont softer, it didn’t make it easier. Of the nearly 100 golfers who * finished up their rounds Saturday, only Creamer made it

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Open (1) 2010 majors: Masters-Cut, U.S. Open-T40. British Open highlight: Winning the claret jug for his first major last year in a four-hole playoff at Turnberry. Notable: A distinguished list of Americans have won consecutive Opens — Tiger Woods, Tom Watson, Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones.

Looking to repeat history: Tiger Woods, above, shown playing Monday in Ireland in preparation for this week’s British Open, is going for his fourth championship in the overseas major. He also won in 2000, 2005 (near right) and 2006 (far right).


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JOHNSON 25TH ON A ROUGH NIGHT FOR CHASE CONTENDERS way back into contention. Johnson looked untouchable J O L I E T, I l l . — D av i d at times, but he made an unReutimann blew by Jeff Gordon characteristic bobble when he and cruised to the victory in missed the entrance to pit road the Sprint Cup race at Chicaon lap 94 and nearly spun out. goland Speedway on Saturday It didn’t hurt him much — he night. came back on the track in third Carl Edwards made a charge place after finally completing in the closing laps, cutting Rea pit stop. utimann’s lead to less than a But Johnson was running second, but he couldn’t get second to McMurray when he close enough and finished spun off the track on lap 137 second. Gordon was third, after Martin Truex Jr. closed followed by Clint Bowyer and in on Johnson’s back bumper AP PHOTO Jamie McMurray. and the rear end of Johnson’s It was the second career Smoke signal: David Reutimann smokes his tires for the fans car got loose. After a pit stop, victory for Reutimann, who after winning the LIFELOCK.COM 400 Sprint Cup race. Johnson re-entered the race in 24th. also won a rain-shortened race at Charlotte in May 2009. after a cycle of pit stops. finished 35th. Johnson then scraped the This one was much more It was a rough night for Kyle Busch (17th), Dale Earn- wall with just under 100 laps satisfying. several strong Chase contend- hardt Jr. (23rd) and Kurt Busch left and had to make an un“No rain tonight,” Reutimann ers — notably Jimmie Johnson, (26th) also had a rough night. scheduled pit stop, relegating It was the 600th career start him to 33rd. said in a television interview in who dominated the first half Victory Lane. “We earned this of the race but spun out and for Gordon, who said he’s beUntil Saturday night, it had one. Nobody gave it to us and later scraped the wall to fin- ginning to feel a little old. been a wild and wonderful “I do when I get out of that week for Johnson after his wife, that feels really good.” ish 25th. Kevin Harvick entered with race car and everything aches,” Chandra, gave birth to a daughAnd it was a relief for a driver who’d been robbed of a few momentum and the points Gordon said. “It didn’t used to ter Wednesday. potential good finishes because lead but struggled all day long, be like that.” Wanting to spend more time of engine problems earlier in eventually pulling into the gaJohnson, McMurray and with his newly expanded famrage with engine problems on Tony Stewart appeared to have ily, Johnson flew home to Charthe season. “He is a class act, and a really lap 194. He eventually returned the strongest cars early in the lotte after Friday’s qualifying good guy,” Edwards said. to the race and finished 34th. race, although Stewart fell back session and returned to ChiGreg Biffle also went to the into traffic after a jack prob- cagoland on Saturday. MeanReutimann went around Gordon and took the lead on garage with apparent engine lem during the first round of pit while, he and his wife had yet lap 213. He moved in front again problems late in the race and stops and never really made his to decide on a baby name. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

STATISTICS Pair of relievers toss four hitless innings Whitecaps stats through Friday in West Michigan’s win Statistics BATTERS AB R H HR RBI BY DEAN HOLZWARTH THE GRAND RAPIDS PRESS

COMSTOCK PARK — The West Michigan Whitecaps’ bullpen wasn’t about to let another lead disappear. After blowing two save opportunities in South Bend, the bullpen made amends Saturday night with a stellar performance. Relievers Shawn Teufel and Kenny Faulk combined for four scoreless innings to preserve a 3-2 win against the Lake County Captains in front of a crowd of 6,876 at Fifth Third Ballpark. “Our pitching has been really good, even in South Bend when we lost,” Whitecaps manager Joe DePastino said. “Teufel has been throwing really well since he’s been here, and Faulk has been throwing great all year. The whole team played great tonight.” The two relievers helped Luis Angel Sanz earn his first win as a Whitecap, doing so in his second start since he returned to West Michigan from Connecticut. Sanz allowed two runs on five hits through five innings before departing with a onebecause they have added an- run lead. other couple of faster corners, Teufel, a 25th-round pick in which is very, very hard to fol- this year’s draft out of Liberty low through.” (Va.) University, threw three The track will make it even shutout innings, and Faulk harder for defending world struck out two of the three batchampion Jenson Button to fi- ters he faced in the ninth for his nally achieve a podium finish fifth save of the season. at the British GP. The McLaren West Michigan pitching driver has failed on his previ- didn’t allow a Lake County hit ous 10 attempts and qualified after the fourth inning. in 14th Saturday on his home “My approach tonight was track. just to be aggressive and go Button’s best time was after them,” Faulk said. “And it 1:31.699 — some 0.3 seconds felt really good to have Teufel out of the top 10 — in a car he come through and set me up called “undriveable.” Button is like that.” second in the drivers’ champiThe Whitecaps scored twice onship, six points behind Ham- in the first inning after falling ilton but six ahead of Vettel. behind 1-0. “This weekend has been Wade Gaynor delivered a tricky for us, but that wasn’t RBI single to score Jamie Johnnormal,” Button said. “We have son, and Tony Plagman ripped got new aero parts on the car, an RBI double. The heart of the Whitecaps’ we’ve a new front wing, and that is working really well, but something felt very wrong then. “I was getting on with the car very well this morning, even though we did not have much AMERICAN LEAGUE practice, and it was moving STATISTICS THROUGH FRIDAY G AB R H AVG. along nicely, but I don’t know HAMILTON TEX 83 335 59 117 .349 what happened then.” Nico Rosberg qualif ied MICABRERA DET 81 306 63 106 .346 81 296 53 102 .345 in fifth for Mercedes ahead MORNEAU MIN 83 317 44 107 .338 of Renault’s Robert Kubica, ABELTRE BOS 85 335 60 113 .337 while German teammate Mi- CANO NYY 86 354 34 116 .328 chael Schumacher will start in ISUZUKI SEA 83 320 45 105 .328 10th for the race he won three DEJESUS KC 85 321 42 104 .324 times before initially retiring BUTLER KC GUERRERO TEX 81 315 55 102 .324 in 2006.

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SILVERSTONE, England — Sebastian Vettel claimed his fifth pole position of the season after edging out Red Bull

teammate Mark Webber in qualifying for today’s British Grand Prix. Vettel, who won the Silverstone race last year from pole, posted a fastest time on Saturday of 1 minute, 29.615 seconds. The Red Bull drivers were rampant on a revamped circuit where Vettel and Webber delivered a one-two finish last






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season. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso qualified in third, 0.8 seconds off the pace. “(The car) is just quick ev- Sebastian erywhere,” saidVettel Vettel, who won the European Grand Prix two weeks ago in Spain to go third in the championship. “We were very competitive in Valencia and also here. “Our car likes corners where you need downforce so that will always help us. Compared to last year, we have made a step forward all around.” Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was fourth — almost one tenth of a second behind Vettel — as the McLarens remained sluggish despite abandoning the exhaust blown diffusers that had hindered the cars on Friday, having been implemented to match Red Bull. “We’ve struggled all weekend. I’ve never run wide or gone off at a track so many times through Friday practice and this morning,” Hamilton said. “It’s really down to getting a good start now because it’s virtually impossible to overtake on this track. It really is. “It’s even more impossible than it was before, I think,


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HOME RUNS JBautista, Toronto, 23; Hamilton, Texas, 22; MiCabrera, Detroit, 21; Guerrero, Texas, 20; Konerko, Chicago, 20. RBI Guerrero, Texas, 75; MiCabrera, Detroit, 74; ARodriguez, New York, 70; Hamilton, Texas, 64. RUNS Crawford, Tampa Bay, 67; Youkilis, Boston, 67; MiCabrera, Detroit, 63; Teixeira, New York, 61; Cano, New York, 60. DOUBLES Markakis, Baltimore, 28; ABeltre, Boston, 26; MiCabrera, Detroit, 26. TRIPLES Span, Minnesota, 7; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 6; Pennington, Oakland, 5; Youkilis, Boston, 5. STOLEN BASES Pierre, Chicago, 32; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 30; RDavis, Oakland, 26. PITCHING Price, Tampa Bay, 12-4; Pettitte, NY, 11-2; PHughes, NY, 11-2; Sabathia, NY, 11-3.; Lester, Bos., 11-3; Verlander, Detroit, 11-5. STRIKEOUTS JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 130; Lester, Boston, 124; FHernandez, Seattle, 122; Liriano, Minnesota, 117; Verlander, Detroit, 110. SAVES Soria, Kansas City, 25; RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 23; NFeliz, Texas, 23; MRivera, New York, 20; Gregg, Toronto, 19; Papelbon, Boston, 19; Jenks, Chicago, 19; Rauch, Minnesota, 19.





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L 35 40 40 46 49

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L 37 38 42 48 53

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1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 8

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CUBS 7, DODGERS 3 Tom Gorzelanny won for the second time in three starts after spending almost all of past month in the bullpen, and the Cubs got home runs from Aramis Ramirez and Geovany Soto. gorzelanny went six innings and gave up two runs and six hits while striking out seven.

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exhausting his 160-innings limit for the season. WASHINGTON — Rookie After going six innings and Stephen Strasburg will start earning the win in Washingthe Washington Nationals’ ton’s 8-1 victory over the San first game after the All-Star Francisco Giants on Friday break, on July 16 at the Flor- night, Strasburg had pitched 98 ida Marlins, then stick to a innings in 2010. That leaves 62 regular turn in the rotation until innings to reach the ceiling. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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DETROIT — Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is expected to start for the American League in the All-Star Game because of the concussion afflicting Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins. Morneau, the elected starter, said before Saturday’s 7-4 loss to the Tigers that he would not travel to Tuesday’s AllStar Game if he does not play in today’s Tigers-Twins series finale. His manager, Ron Gardenhire, confirmed after the game that Morneau will not play today and will return to Minnesota to rest during the all-star break. “If I don’t play here, I’m not going to go there,” Morneau said before Saturday’s game at Comerica Park. “If I can’t play for my team I’m not going to go there and run around for two days.” Justin Cabrera, who is a Triple Morneau Crown candidate after the best first half of his career, was a close runnerup to Morneau in the AL balloting and is the only other first baseman on the roster but said his probable start leaves him “not excited at all because I feel bad for them.” The Associated Press reported that New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi had selected Paul Konerko of the White Sox to replace Morneau on the American League roster. Morneau will miss his fourth consecutive game today after he was kneed in the head by Toronto’s John McDonald while trying to break up a double play Wednesday. He said he felt better than he did Friday, although his headache continued to linger and he did not feel capable of physical activity. “It’s one of those things where it’s not completely gone yet, so we’re not going to try to do it then push it back, set it back, a couple days,” Morneau said. “It feels like it’s getting better so there’s no reason to do anything to make it worse.”

a-struck out for Schlichting in the 5th. b-singled for Monasterios in the 7th. c-walked for A.Ellis in the 8th. d-struck out for Ju.Miller in the 9th. E—Ar.Ramirez (10), Byrd (2). LOB—Chicago 5, Los Angeles 11. HR—Soto (9), off Ely; Ar.Ramirez (10), off Monasterios. RBIs—Ar.Ramirez (32), A.Soriano (44), S.Castro 2 (24), Soto 3 (27), Ethier 2 (54). S—Gorzelanny. Runners left in scoring position—Chicago 2 (Gorzelanny, Colvin); Los Angeles 4 (Ely, Kemp, Paul, Loney). Runners moved up—A. Soriano, J.Carroll.

Floyd W, 5-7 72/3 6 1 1 1 4 109 4.20 1/ 3 1 0 0 0 0 8 2.70 Thornton Putz 1 1 0 0 0 1 15 1.59 Inherited runners-scored—Thornton 1-1. WP—Floyd. Umpires—Home, Greg Gibson; First, Brian Knight; Second, Gerry Davis; Third, Sam Holbrook. T—2:22. A—32,339..



San Francisco 10, Washington 5 Houston 4, St. Louis 1 Milwaukee 4, Pittsburgh 3 Colorado 4, San Diego 2



Bonderman W, 5-6 6 4 3 3 1 2 91 4.79 Schlereth 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 3.38 Weinhardt 11/3 0 0 0 0 0 16 2.25 2/ 3 1 0 0 0 2 11 2.48 Coke H, 11 Valverde S, 19-20 1 0 0 0 0 2 23 0.92 Schlereth pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. Blackburn pitched to 3 batters in the 5th. Inherited runners-scored— Weinhardt 1-1. IBB—off Duensing (Inge). Umpires—Home, Chad Fairchild; First, Eric Cooper; Second, Bill Miller; Third, Mike Reilly. T—2:38. A—41,461 (41,255).

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Gavin Floyd pitched effectively into the eighth inning, Carlos Quentin hit two of Chicago’s three homers, and the White Sox remained a half game behind Detroit in the AL Central.

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E—Callaspo (6). LOB—Kansas City 7, Chicago 4. 2B—DeJesus (23), J.Guillen (12), Betemit (6), Konerko (16). HR—Quentin 2 (17), off Bannister 2; Beckham (3), off Bannister. RBIs—DeJesus (36), Konerko (63), Quentin 3 (56), Beckham (21). SB—Al.Ramirez (3). CS—Podsednik (11), Pierzynski (2). Runners left in scoring position—Kansas City 3 (Maier 2, B.Butler); Chicago 2 (Beckham, Al.Ramirez). DP—Kansas City 1; Chicago 1.

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SATURDAY Chicago Cubs 7, L.A. Dodgers 3 Atlanta 4, N.Y. Mets 0 Philadelphia 1, Cincinnati 0, 11 inn Arizona 5, Florida 4

Minnesota (Pavano 9-6) at Detroit (A.Oliver 0-2), 1:05 Kansas City (Greinke 5-8) at Chicago White Sox (D.Hudson 0-0), 2:05 Boston (Matsuzaka 5-3) at Toronto (Litsch 0-3), 1:07 Cleveland (Masterson 3-8) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 7-2), 1:40 Baltimore (Arrieta 2-2) at Texas (C.Wilson 7-4), 3:05 L.A. Angels (Jer.Weaver 8-4) at Oakland (Cahill 8-3), 4:05 N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 11-3) at Seattle (Rowland-Smith 1-8), 4:10 All times p.m. Eastern



Ely L, 4-7 2 5 6 6 3 1 47 4.63 2 0 0 0 1 36 0.64 Schlichting 2 Monasterios 2 2 1 1 1 3 35 3.91 Ju.Miller 2 0 0 0 0 4 27 4.18 Inherited runners-scored—J.Russell 2-0, Schlichting 3-2. HBP—by Ely (Byrd). WP—Monasterios. Umpires—Home, Mike Winters; First, Jerry Layne; Second, Brian Runge; Third, Hunter Wendelstedt. T—2:55. A—49,016 (56,000). 1/ 3 2/ 3

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Who’s on first? Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers will get the start at first base in the All-Star game after Justin Morneau of the Twins suffered a concussion that will keep him from playing.



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He left the stadium Saturday for an examination by a specialist at Henry Ford Hospital. Morneau suffered a concussion four years ago, when he was hit in the head by a pitch from Seattle’s Ron Villone, and went on the disabled list for 13 games. Cabrera will play in his fifth All-Star Game. In his four other appearances, all with the Florida Marlins, he played three positions: right field, left field and third base. In his other appearance, he pinch hit without playing the field. Morneau, a four-time AllStar, is hitting .345 with 18 home runs, 56 RBIs and 25 doubles.

sources, said Porcello’s start for Triple-A Toledo was pushed from Friday to Saturday, possibly to pitch before what it termed “a special scouting audience.” The report said Porcello had become a “potential trade chip” after he was demoted from the Tigers with a 4-7 record and 6.14 ERA. The Tigers are in the market for pitching help before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, particularly if a veteran reliever came available, because of the Joel Zumaya injury. But Leyland, in a profanityriddled tirade after Friday’s win over the Twins, lambasted the Leyland refutes Porcello trade report that Porcello might be Jim Leyland continued to part of such a deal, calling it a chafe at a report that pitcher “blatant lie” and “irresponsible Rick Porcello could be traded. journalism,” and adding that The Tigers manager initially the 21-year-old will start next told beat writers he wouldn’t Saturday against the Cleveland conduct his traditional pre- Indians. game press chat Saturday, “That’s not even speculation, then relented for a few min- that’s a total (expletive) lie,” utes, although he said nothing Leyland said. as vitriolic as his response to “There’s not even a (explethe Porcello report. tive) chance that Rick Porcello Fox s p o r t s . c o m , c i t i n g is going to be traded.


career-best hitting streak to 19 games, which he called “just a number — we’re going for wins.” He expressed similar indifference after learning he will start for the AL in Tuesday’s All-Star Game, with Minnesota first baseman Justin Morneau, who won the voting at that position, suffering from a concussion. “I’m not excited about that,” Cabrera said. “You’re never excited, like, when somebody gets hurt. I’m not excited at

all right now because I feel bad for them, because he is hurt for the All-Star Game. Everybody voted for him, everybody wanted to see him. So it’s no time to feel good, because you don’t want to start because somebody’s hurt.” What the Tigers were excited about is their solid play with one game remaining before the All-Star break. They are 48-37 and lead the American League Central, ahead of the second-place Chicago White Sox, after their fifth consecutive victory.

LOB—Cleveland 6, Tampa Bay 9. 2B—Kearns (17), Longoria (27), S.Rodriguez (15), Bartlett (15).

BASEBALL ROUNDUP AMERICAN LEAGUE ORIOLES 6, RANGERS 1 Cliff Lee’s complete-game debut for Texas was spoiled by Chris Tillman, who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning for Baltimore, which hit three homers. Baltimore

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BLUE JAYS 9, RED SOX 5 Jose Bautista hit his 24th home run, and Alex Gonzalez and Adam Lind also went deep for Toronto. Scutaro ss Nava lf D.Ortiz dh Youkils 1b ABeltre 3b

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RAYS 4, INDIANS 0 Matt Garza allowed one hit over six innings and Gabe Kapler drove in two runs for Tampa Bay. Cleveland

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BRAVES 4, METS 0 Tim Hudson pitched seven gritty innings and had an RBI double, and and Omar Infante had three hits and drove in a run for Atlanta. Atlanta

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the Tigers’ other representative in Tuesday’s All-Star game, pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his 19th save. The right-handed Bonderman held the Twins’ fearsome third through fifth hitters — Joe Mauer, Jim Thome and Jason Kubel, all of whom hit left-handed — hitless on eight at-bats. The Tigers jumped on Blackburn (7-7) early. Moments after Austin Jackson was thrown out at the plate trying to score on Ordonez’s grounder, Cabrera hit a two-

Pelfrey L,10-4 4 12 4 4 3 Dessens 1 1 0 0 0 Takahashi 3 1 0 0 1 Nieve 1 1 0 0 1 Pelfrey pitched to 5 batters in the 5th. HBP—by T.Hudson (Bay). T—3:03. A—37,793 (41,800).

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ASTROS 4, CARDINALS 1 Brett Myers gave up five hits and a run in eight innings for Houston. St. Louis


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Garza W,10-5 6 1 0 0 1 Balfour H,9 1 1 0 0 1 Benoit H,7 1 0 0 0 0 Cormier 1 1 0 0 1 HBP—by Laffey (S.Rodriguez), by Garza (C.Santana). WP—Balfour. T—2:55. A—20,091.

E—Encarnacion (8). LOB—Boston 12, Toronto 7. 2B—Nava 2 (10), D.Ortiz (21), J.Drew (19), F.Lewis 2 (24), Ale.Gonzalez (24), A.Hill (12). HR—Ale. Gonzalez (17), J.Bautista (24), Lind (12).


Cl.Lee L,8-4 9 9 6 6 0 WP—Tillman. T—2:20. A—41,093 (49,170).


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The Twins, days after playing to a dead-heat with the Tigers in the division race, fell four games off the pace after their fourth consecutive loss. “We’re doing everything right,” Ordonez said. “We’re pitching good, we’re hitting, we’re playing good defense. So it’s really exciting, the way we’re playing right now. We know it’s not going to be easy. They have a good team.” Jeremy Bonderman (5-6) allowed four hits in six innings for the victory. Jose Valverde,

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BREWERS 4, PIRATES 3 Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder hit back-to-back home runs, helping Milwaukee end a five-game losing streak. Pittsburgh

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DP—Pittsburgh 1, Milwaukee 1. LOB—Pittsburgh 6, Milwaukee 11. 2B—Tabata (7), Alvarez (5), Braun (24). HR—G.Jones (11), Doumit (8), Braun (12), Fielder (20). Pittsburgh

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out, two-run shot into the Minnesota bullpen for a 2-0 Detroit lead. Avila pressed the lead to 3-0 with another two-out homer in the second. The Twins drew within 3-2 in the third on Orlando Hudson’s two-run single but the Tigers avoided further damage when Cabrera snagged a hard grounder by Mauer for a double play he both started AP PHOTO and finished. Ordonez homered with two Going deep: Johnny Damon outs in the third inning for hits a three-run homer for Detroit. the Tigers on Saturday.


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PHILLIES 1, REDS 0 (11) Cincinnati rookie Travis Wood took a perfect game into the ninth inning before giving up Carlos Ruiz’s leadoff double, and Philadelphia won the game on Jimmy Rollins’ RBI single in the 11th. Cincinnati

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Germany claims third place Uruguay falls in riveting consolation game of World Cup THE ASSOCITAED PRESS

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa — In pouring rain on a ragged field, Germany and Uruguay staged a match entertaining enough to be for the World Cup title. Too bad it was only for third place. Sami Khedira scored in the 82nd minute to give Germany a 3-2 victory and third place for the second consecutive World Cup. But the Germans had to survive a final-second free kick by Uruguay star striker Diego Forlan from just outside the penalty area. It ricocheted off the crossbar, and the whistle sounded. Rain-soaked players shook hands and awaited a medals ceremony that was not nearly what they wanted. The Netherlands and Spain play for the championship today in Johannesburg. Germany coach Joachim Loew, his voice still hoarse from the flu, said his team was going home “with a very good feeling.” “We achieved more than we perhaps expected,” Loew said. Khedira’s header after the Uruguay defense failed to clear a corner kick by Mesut




NETHERLANDS’ WIN STREAK AT 10 Unfortunately for the Oranje, it might make even more sense for the Spaniards. The European champions can match the Dutch in firepower with Villa, Xavi, Xabi Alonso, Andres Iniesta, Pedro, Cesc Fabregas, Fernando Torres and Fernando Llorente. They have the more experienced goalkeeper in Iker Casillas, making it more likely they would get the big saves when the Netherlands breaks through. The Spanish don’t have the Netherlands’ winning streak, but they have lost only two games since November 2006 and controlled the pace of the game against Germany in the semifinal. Van Marwijk has seen how the Spanish respond when the Jabulani winds up on opposing feet: “When they lose the ball, they immediately join in (to get it back). Their big stars, too.” Most of Soccer City’s orange seats figure to be filled with, well, Oranje fans. Sneijder virtually promised they will go home happy. “We won every qualifying game, every game here. We are not going to allow Spain to beat us now,” he said. The Spaniards might have something to say about that.


allowed three to the Dutch, one more than it gave up in the rest of the tournament. “They play some beautiful football.” How nice it would be if this final featured just that: well-played, open, creative soccer. That is what these teams do best. So if coaches Bert van Marwijk and Vicente del Bosque don’t turn conservative all of a sudden, today’s showAP PHOTO down could turn into one Deutsch delight: Germany’s Sami Khedira, second from entertaining shootout. “I love attacking and beautiful left, scores his side’s third goal past Uruguay goalkeeper football,” the Netherlands’ van Fernando Muslera to clinch third place for the Germans. Marwijk said, “but you have to work together when the opposome kind of fi nal, and we did THE RESULTS nent has the ball, and then you everything for it. “We have a young team and can go a long way.” The Dutch have gone a long set an exclamation mark here Another close call way in the World Cup before. and can reach more.” How Germany has fared at the Uruguay came from be- They simply couldn’t finish past 10 World Cups: hind to lead 2-1 when Forlan it off in 1974 and ’78, losing in brilliantly volleyed in Egidio the final to host teams West YEAR RESULT W D L Arevalo’s 51st-minute cross Germany and Argentina. 1974 Champion 6 0 1 for his f ifth goal of the They carry one of the most 1978 Second round 1 4 1 tournament. impressive strings of success 1982 Runner-up 3 2 2 Germany defender Marcell into the championship match 1986 Runner-up 3 2 2 Jansen tied it 5 minutes later that soccer has seen: 10 con1990 Champion 5 2 0 with a header after goalkeeper secutive wins and 25 games 1994 Quarterfinals 3 1 1 Fernando Muslera misjudged without a loss. If they beat 1998 Quarterfinals 3 1 1 a cross. Spain, the Dutch will match 2002 Runner-up 5 1 1 In the dying moments, on Brazil’s 1970 accomplishment 2006 Third place 5 1 1 a rain soaked pitch, Uruguay of sweeping all qualifying and 2010 Third place 5 1 1 had one more opportunity. But World Cup games. Forlan, who has been dangerous Obviously, turning the final on free kicks, hit the bar. into an offensive show makes Oezil ended Uruguay’s hopes of Uruguay has beaten Germany sense for the Netherlands. beating Germany for the first only once in 10 matches, in time in 82 years. 1928. Germany beat Uruguay in THE PLAYERS “We had hoped for more, the third-place match in 1970, and we did everything for the last time Uruguay reached it,” Khedira said. “This was the semifinals. SPAIN NO. PLAYER POSITION AGE CLUB 2 14 17 16 11 1 10 8 6 19 4 20 13 22 18 3 5 15 23 21 9 12 7

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World Cup final WHEN THE DUTCH HAVE THE BALL Possession, possession, possession. The Dutch like to build their attack from the back, meaning the far back: goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg often begins the buildup with passes to his defenders. Captain Giovanni van Bronckhorst scored the first goal against Uruguay in the semifinals, but he rarely is involved in the offense. Instead, the idea is to get the ball from the back line to creative midfielders Wesley Sneijder, Mark van Bommel, Rafael van der Vaart and Nigel de Jong, who was suspended for the semifinal. The deep Dutch offense will test Spain’s outstanding defenders, forcing them to close down quickly as the Netherlands gets close to the 18-yard box. Outside halfbacks Joan Capdevila and Sergio Ramos will be very busy.

WHEN THE SPANISH HAVE THE BALL Possession, possession ... you get the idea. No team in the world passes better than Spain. Its game is based on precision, and, like the Dutch, the Spaniards often get keeper Iker Casillas to initiate with passes to his defenders. But he also is more likely to play a long goal kick toward midfielders Xavi, Xabi Alonso and Andres Iniesta, or even to strikers David Villa or Fernando Torres, if he starts. Torres has struggled to recover from knee surgery and barely played in the semifinal win against Germany. Villa is Spain’s best finisher, and is tied with Sneijder for top scorer in the tournament. His quick bursts get him into open areas, and he’s accurate with either foot. Villa also is a sparkplug, the most exciting performer on a squad filled with artistic players such as Xavi and Iniesta.

GOALKEEPING SPAIN: Casillas is among the world’s best keepers and has been for years, earning him the nickname San Iker in Spain. He is particularly masterful cutting down angles on shooters, and he made two huge saves late in the quarterfinal against Paraguay. As Spain’s captain, he obviously has leadership skills, and he is among the most popular players on the team. This is his third World Cup. THE NETHERLANDS: For Stekelenburg, it’s his first. He’s been a tad inconsistent and let in a shot by Diego Forlan of Uruguay that perhaps he should have stopped with his arms. But Forlan regularly scores on lots of keepers. Stekelenburg will be the tallest player on the field at 6-foot-41/2, and he might need every inch to handle the sharp shots the Spaniards can send his way. He is new to this level of competition and generally has handled himself well. He also has not faced an attack like this.

COACHING SPAIN: Bert van Marwijk’s biggest accomplishment might be meshing a variety of big names with various styles into a Clockwork Oranje. This is a more patient Dutch team than most, and it doesn’t panic and change its style of play when it falls behind. The most impressive performance thus far came when the Netherlands rallied to beat Brazil in the quarterfinals. The Dutch stuck to their game plan, a testament to the squad’s preparation. THE NETHERLANDS: Vicente del Bosque has been considered something of a caretaker for Spain; Luis Aragones put together the squad that he guided to the 2008 European Championship. Generally, he has stayed out of the way and let his group’s talent and on-field leadership carry it. Showing faith in his players even after a weak start to the tournament was his best move.

INTANGIBLES Now is the time for both teams, whose key performers are in their primes. Neither team has won a World Cup, so the incentive is massive to erase previous failings, particularly for the Netherlands, which lost the 1974 and ’78 finals to West Germany and Argentina. Spain has had an even more checkered soccer history, wasting just as much talent with weak showings at major events. — The Associated Press



Meeuwsen clinches first victory this season 18-year vet gets the win at Berlin Raceway




Kiwis dominate Grand Cycling Classic New Zealanders take top 2 spots in women’s, first place in men’s

A look at Saturday’s events at Berlin: BY KELLY HILL


MARNE — Ross Meeuwsen has a message to send to everyone ahead of him in the Late Model point standings at Berlin Raceway. It might be only two people, but the message is clear. He isn’t going anywhere. Meeuwsen, an 18-year driver from Zeeland, held off a strong Late Model field and captured the 100-lap feature race for his first victory of the season. “We weren’t getting it done at the beginning of the year, so hopefully we’re back right now,” Meeuwsen Ross said. Meeuwsen Meeuwsen took over the lead on lap 70 from Tim DeVos, after leader Nick Szotko and Billy Shotko tangled up on the front stretch midway through the race. His lead grew as big as seven seconds before two caution flags in the final seven laps brought him back to the pack. Still, Meeuwsen finished 3.8 seconds ahead of Barry Hartwell and 4.2 seconds ahead of Terry Senneker. “I kept looking at the scoreboard and saw Senneker coming at me, and on the last caution Terry’s car sort of gave all she had,” Meeuwsen said. Meeuwsen is in his seventh year racing in the Late Model division, but it has been the past two years where he has had the most success. After finishing 10th in points in 2004 and winning Late Model Rookie of the Year, Meeuwsen advanced to eighth in 2005 before falling back to 11th in 2006 and 16th in 2007.

Race winners: Jim Rhodes (4-cylinder B), Cole Roelofs (4-cylinder A), Weston Jewett (Pro Stock), Ross Meeuwsen (Late Model) Key moment: For Rhodes, his key moment came on the second lap of the 20-lap 4-cylinder B feature. Passing his competition, Rhodes assumed the lead and held it for the 19 remaining laps en route to his second feature win in three years of racing. On track: Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital night is Saturday at Berlin, with a 50-lap Super Stock race highlighting a night that includes 40 laps of Modifieds, 30 laps of Pro Stocks and 15 of Young Guns. School bus races also are scheduled.


GRAND RAPIDS — It might be winter in New Zealand, but three Kiwis had no trouble adjusting to the heat Saturday at the Grand Cycling Classic presented by Herman Miller. Joanne Kiesanowski, 31, and Catherine Cheatley, 27, who were teammates on the New Zealand Olympic Team at the 2008 Games in Beijing, finished first and second, respectively, in the Senior Women’s Category 1-2 event. The race was ON live 45 m i n ute s home: plus 10 laps the  Check out a through downtown gallery from the streets and Grand Cycling e n d i n g o n Classic. the east side of Van Andel In 2008 and 2009, Meeuwsen Arena. Patrick Bevin, 19, a member finished in the top five 22 times and won five races on the way of the hometown Bissell Pro to two Late Model titles. After Cycling Team who moved to Saturday, a third title might be the U.S. from his native New on the horizon. Zealand a year ago, won the Meeuwsen finished third Men’s Pro 1 race of 90 minutes May 15 in the first Late Mod- plus 10 laps. el race of the year, followed Kiesanowski broke away by another third-place finish from the field with three of May 29. Two other Late Model the 1.1-kilometer laps remainraces were rained out. ing, Cheatley caught her a His biggest rivals this year lap later and the two held have been Terry VanHaitsma on to take the top spots. In and DeVos. VanHaitsma held third was Pennsylvania rider a 73-point lead on DeVos and a Laura VanGilder, 46, who 77-point lead on Meeuwsen go- won the National Criterium ing into Saturday’s events. Final Championship in 2000. point standings aren’t verified Kiesanowski also was a memuntil early in the week, but ber of the 2004 New Zealand Meeuwsen might have enough Olympic Team in Athens. to pull into second. “Grand Rapids put on a “We’ve got last year’s motor in great race. I really like the there now and it runs smoother,” cobbles because they make it Meeuwsen said. “We were get- hard,” Kiesanowski said. “The ting beaten on restarts and now weather was pretty hot, but not we’ve got traction.” too crazy hot. I was definitely hoping to break away with E-mail Catherine, my fellow New



Local competition: Cyclists participate in the Grand Cycling Classic on Saturday in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Zealander, but there was a quality field racing today.” Cheatley did not enjoy Saturdays’ high temperatures. “It was too hot today, but this is a good course with some good corners,” she said. “It was a hard race, though, because there were a lot of sprinters in the field.” Bevin, who is just a year out of the junior ranks, felt the pressure of racing in the hometown of his team’s sponsor: Bissell. “This is the one we have to win, it’s in front of our major sponsors,” he said. The Bissell Pro Cycling Team strategized to get one of its riders to the front of the race, but not necessarily

Bevin. Members of the team worked hard in an attempt to tire some of the sprinters in the fi eld, but, with about 10 laps remaining, Bevin received the signal. Team officials Eric Wohlberg and Omer Kem gave him a thumbs up, telling him he was the choice to take the lead. “Going out solo was not the plan from the gun, but we had guys going out hard in the first half of the race and other guys going hard the second half,” Bevin said. “Some of the best

riders in the country were here today, so when I got the thumbs up, I just put my head down and went for it. “I had to believe that I could do it.” Australian Bernard Sulzberger, 26, a member of the Fly V Australia team, finished second to Bevin. “I thought he would come back to us, but he didn’t,” Sulzberger said of Bevin. “My hat is off to Bissell.” E-mail


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SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010 WWWW Arizona at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Chicago at Dallas, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Seattle at Denver, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. New England at N.Y. Jets, 4:15 p.m. Jacksonville at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Houston at Washington, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Indianapolis, 8:20 p.m.



All-Star game at Uncasville, Conn. USA 99, WNBA 72

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s-starter; x-replaces Victor Martinez; y-replaces Dustin Pedroia; z-injured, will not play

PITCHERS Clay Buchholz, Boston, player voting Trevor Cahill, Oakland, manager selection Fausto Carmona, Cleveland, manager selection Neftali Feliz, Texas, player voting Phil Hughes, N.Y. Yankees, player voting Cliff Lee, Seattle, player voting Jon Lester, Boston, player voting David Price, Tampa Bay, player voting z-Mariano Rivera, N.Y. Yankees, player voting CC Sabathia, N.Y. Yankees, manager selection Joakim Soria, Kansas City, manager selection Matt Thornton, Chicago White Sox, manager selection Jose Valverde, Detroit, player voting






10 17 15 14 11 13 16

SATURDAY Chicago 2, Sky Blue FC 0

TODAY Atlanta at Boston, 6 p.m. Washington at FC Gold Pride, 6 p.m.

JULY 17 Philadelphia at FC Gold Pride, 10 p.m.

JULY 18 Washington at Boston, 5 p.m. Atlanta at Sky Blue FC, 7 p.m.

FOOTBALL NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Hall of Fame Game: Cincinnati vs. Dallas at Canton, Ohio, 8 p.m. (NBC)

WEEK 1 THURSDAY, AUG. 12 New Orleans at New England, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Baltimore, 8 p.m. (ESPN) Oakland at Dallas, 9 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUG. 13 Buffalo at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Jacksonville at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Kansas City at Atlanta, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUG. 14 Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Miami, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Green Bay, 8 p.m. Houston at Arizona, 8 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Chicago at San Diego, 9 p.m. Tennessee at Seattle, 10 p.m.


x-John Buck, Toronto, player voting z-Victor Martinez, Boston, player voting s-Joe Mauer, Minnesota, fan voting

San Francisco at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Denver at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.



New York Giants at New York Jets, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

s-Vladimir Guerrero, Texas, fan voting David Ortiz, Boston, player voting


INFIELDERS Elvis Andrus, Texas, player voting Adrian Beltre, Boston, player voting Miguel Cabrera, Detroit, player voting s-Robinson Cano, N.Y. Yankees, fan voting s-Derek Jeter, N.Y. Yankees, fan voting y-Ian Kinsler, Texas, player voting s-Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay, fan voting s-Justin Morneau, Minnesota, fan voting z-Dustin Pedroia, Boston, player voting Alex Rodriguez, N.Y. Yankees, manager selection Ty Wigginton, Baltimore, manager selection

OUTFIELDERS Jose Bautista, Toronto, player voting s-Carl Crawford, Tampa Bay, fan voting s-Josh Hamilton, Texas, fan voting Torii Hunter, L.A. Angels, player voting s-Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle, fan voting Vernon Wells, Toronto, player voting


THURSDAY, AUG. 19 Indianapolis vs. Buffalo Bills at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. New England at Atlanta, 8 p.m. (FOX)

FRIDAY, AUG. 20 Philadelphia at Cincinnati, 8 p.m. (FOX)

SATURDAY, AUG. 21 Detroit at Denver, 9 p.m. Baltimore at Washington, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at New York Giants, 7 p.m. Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 8 p.m. New York Jets at Carolina, 8 p.m. Oakland at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Dallas at San Diego, 9 p.m. Green Bay at Seattle, 10 p.m.


Nick Swisher, N.Y. Yankees

Minnesota at San Francisco, 8 p.m. (NBC)



Arizona at Tennessee, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

s-starter; x-replaces Chase Utley; y-replaces Troy Tulowitzki; z-injured, will not play




w-Heath Bell, San Diego, injury replacement Jonathan Broxton, L.A. Dodgers, player voting Matt Capps, Washington, player voting Chris Carpenter, St. Louis, manager selection z-Yovani Gallardo, Milwaukee, manager selection Roy Halladay, Philadelphia, player voting Tim Hudson, Atlanta, manager selection Ubaldo Jimenez, Colorado, player voting Josh Johnson, Florida, player voting Tim Lincecum, San Francisco, player voting Evan Meek, Pittsburgh, manager selection Arthur Rhodes, Cincinnati, manager selection Adam Wainwright, St. Louis, player voting Brian Wilson, San Francisco, player voting

St. Louis at New England, 7:30 p.m. Indianapolis at Green Bay, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

FRIDAY, AUG. 27 Atlanta at Miami, 7 p.m. Washington at New York Jets, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Kansas City, 8 p.m. San Diego at New Orleans, 8 p.m. (CBS)

SATURDAY, AUG. 28 Cleveland at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. Jacksonville at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. New York Giants at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Tennessee at Carolina, 8 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 8 p.m. (CBS) Arizona at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. San Francisco at Oakland, 9 p.m.

CATCHERS Brian McCann, Atlanta, player voting s-Yadier Molina, St. Louis, fan voting


INFIELDERS Adrian Gonzalez, San Diego, player voting Ryan Howard, Philadelphia, manager selection Omar Infante, Atlanta, manager selection x-Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati, manager selection s-Martin Prado, Atlanta, player voting s-Albert Pujols, St. Louis, fan voting s-Hanley Ramirez, Florida, fan voting y-Jose Reyes, N.Y. Mets, player voting Scott Rolen, Cincinnati, player voting z-Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado, player voting z-Chase Utley, Philadelphia, fan voting s-David Wright, N.Y. Mets, fan voting

OUTFIELDERS Michael Bourn, Houston, manager selection s-Ryan Braun, Milwaukee, fan voting Marlon Byrd, Chicago Cubs, player voting s-Andre Ethier, L.A. Dodgers, fan voting Corey Hart, Milwaukee, player voting s-Jason Heyward, Atlanta, fan voting Matt Holliday, St. Louis, player voting Chris Young, Arizona, manager selection

Pittsburgh at Denver, 8 p.m. (FOX)

WEEK 4 THURSDAY, SEPT. 2 Buffalo at Detroit, 7 p.m. Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 7 p.m. New England at New York Giants, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. New York Jets at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Baltimore at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 8 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 8 p.m. Miami at Dallas, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Tennessee, 8 p.m. Tampa Bay at Houston, 8 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 10 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 10 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 10 p.m.

REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE (x-Sunday night games subject to change)

FINAL MAN Joey Votto, Cincinnati



Minnesota at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.




14 12 11 10 8 7

5 5 6 8 10 9



.737 — .706 1 .647 2 .556 31/2 .444 51/2 .438 51/2




FC Gold Pride 8 3 1 25 19 Philadelphia 6 4 3 21 21 Sky Blue FC 5 5 3 18 12 Washington 4 3 5 17 17 Chicago 4 5 5 17 11 Boston 2 5 4 10 9 Atlanta 1 6 4 7 6 Three points for victory, one point for tie.



Seattle Phoenix San Antonio Minnesota Los Angeles Tulsa



Tuesday at Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif.

Atlanta Washington Indiana Connecticut Chicago New York

JULY 18 Los Angeles at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. W



16 7 6 6 4 3

2 11 10 11 13 14



.889 — .389 9 .375 9 .353 91/2 .235 111/2 .176 121/2

SUNDAY, OCT. 3 Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Atlanta, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Seattle at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Denver at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Chicago at N.Y. Giants, 8:20 p.m.

St. Louis at Detroit, 1 p.m. Denver at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Chicago at Carolina, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Houston, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Washington, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Tennessee at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Philadelphia at San Francisco, 8:20 p.m.

Seattle FC at D.C. United, 8 p.m.

0 1 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 9

(BYES: Dallas, Kansas City, Minnesota, Tampa Bay)



1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3



Kansas City at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.

ab r h bi

Green Bay at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

(BYES: Miami, New England, Pittsburgh, Seattle)


J.Johnson cf 3 Rowland lf 4 Gaynor 3b 4 Av.Garcia rf 4 Plagman 1b 4 C.Jones dh 4 Brantly c 2 He.Perez ss 3 Gulliver 2b 3 Totals 31



FC Dallas at Seattle FC, 10:30 p.m.


Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Carolina, 1 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Tennessee at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis at Denver, 4:15 p.m. San Diego at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 8:20 p.m.

New England at Miami, 8:30 p.m.


Lake County at West Michigan, 7 p.m. Burlington at Wisconsin, 1:05 p.m. Peoria at Cedar Rapids, 1:05 p.m. Clinton at Kane County, 7:30 p.m. Great Lakes at Dayton, 7 p.m. Beloit at Quad Cities, 8 p.m. South Bend at Fort Wayne, 7:05 p.m. Bowling Green at Lansing, 7:05 p.m.

No games scheduled


Toronto FC 1, Colorado 0 San Jose 2, Philadelphia 1 New York 0, D.C. United 0 New England 2, Los Angeles 0 Houston 0, Columbus 0 Chivas USA 2, Kansas City 0


Lake County West Michigan



Lake County at West Michigan, 1 p.m. Clinton at Kane County, 2 p.m. Burlington at Wisconsin, 2:05 p.m. Bowling Green at Lansing, 2:05 p.m. Peoria at Cedar Rapids, 3:05 p.m. South Bend at Fort Wayne, 3:05 p.m. Great Lakes at Dayton, 4 p.m. Beloit at Quad Cities, 6 p.m.

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2


Los Angeles 11 2 3 36 Real Salt Lake 9 3 3 30 Colorado 6 4 4 22 San Jose 6 4 4 22 FC Dallas 5 2 6 21 Houston 5 7 4 19 Seattle 4 8 3 15 Chivas USA 4 9 2 14 Three points for win, one point for tie.

West Michigan 3, Lake County 2 Kane County 9, Clinton 4 Quad Cities 6, Beloit 2 Great Lakes 4, Dayton 2 South Bend 6, Fort Wayne 4 Peoria at Cedar Rapids, late Burlington at Wisconsin, late Bowling Green at Lansing, late

1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 5



Columbus New York Toronto FC Chicago New England Kansas City D.C. United Philadelphia

Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m. Denver at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at New England, 1 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Oakland at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Arizona at St. Louis, 4:15 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 8:20 p.m.


MONDAY, OCT. 11 Minnesota at N.Y. Jets, 8:30 p.m.

SIXTH WEEK (BYES: Arizona, Buffalo, Carolina, Cincinnati)

SUNDAY, OCT. 17 Detroit at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m. Miami at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Houston, 1 p.m. Baltimore at New England, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. San Diego at St. Louis, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis at Washington, 8:20 p.m.

MONDAY, OCT. 18 Tennessee at Jacksonville, 8:30 p.m.

SEVENTH WEEK (BYES: Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, N.Y. Jets)

SUNDAY, OCT. 24 Cincinnati at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Baltimore, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Carolina, 1 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Miami, 1 p.m. Cleveland at New Orleans, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Arizona at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. New England at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Oakland at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Minnesota at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m.

MONDAY, OCT. 25 N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

EIGHTH WEEK (BYES: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, N.Y. Giants, Philadelphia)

MONDAY, NOV. 1 Houston at Indianapolis, 8:30 p.m.

NINTH WEEK (BYES: Denver, Jacksonville, St. Louis, San Francisco, Tennessee, Washington)

SUNDAY, NOV. 7 N.Y. Jets at Detroit, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Miami at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Chicago vs. Buffalo at Toronto, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m. New England at Cleveland, 1 p.m. San Diego at Houston, 1 p.m. Arizona at Minnesota, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m.

MONDAY, NOV. 8 Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 8:30 p.m.

10TH WEEK (BYES: Green Bay, New Orleans, Oakland, San Diego)

THURSDAY, NOV. 11 Baltimore at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m.

SUNDAY, NOV. 14 Detroit at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Houston at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Miami, 1 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. New England at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m.

MONDAY, NOV. 15 Philadelphia at Washington, 8:30 p.m.

11TH WEEK THURSDAY, NOV. 18 Chicago at Miami, 8:20 p.m.

SUNDAY, NOV. 21 Detroit at Dallas, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Carolina, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Arizona at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Houston at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Oakland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Washington at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Seattle at New Orleans, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Indianapolis at New England, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia-x, 8:20 p.m.

MONDAY, NOV. 22 Denver at San Diego, 8:30 p.m.

12TH WEEK THURSDAY, NOV. 25 New England at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets, 8:20 p.m.

SUNDAY, NOV. 28 Green Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 1 p.m. Carolina at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Houston, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Washington, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Miami at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis at Denver, 4:15 p.m. San Diego at Indianapolis-x, 8:20 p.m.

MONDAY, NOV. 29 San Francisco at Arizona, 8:30 p.m.

13TH WEEK THURSDAY, DEC. 2 Houston at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m.


Chicago at Detroit, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Denver at Kansas City, 1 p.m.


14TH WEEK THURSDAY, DEC. 9 Indianapolis at Tennessee, 8:20 p.m.

SUNDAY, DEC. 12 Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. New England at Chicago, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Oakland at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m. St. Louis at New Orleans, 4:05 p.m. Seattle at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Denver at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Jets, 4:15 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas-x, 8:20 p.m.

MONDAY, DEC. 13 Baltimore at Houston, 8:30 p.m.

15TH WEEK THURSDAY, DEC. 16 San Francisco at San Diego, 8:20 p.m.

SUNDAY, DEC. 19 Detroit at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Arizona at Carolina, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Washington at Dallas, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Kansas City at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Denver at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at New England-x, 8:20 p.m.

MONDAY, DEC. 20 Chicago at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.

16TH WEEK THURSDAY, DEC. 23 Carolina at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m.

SATURDAY, DEC. 25 Dallas at Arizona, 7:30 p.m.


Chad Collins Troy Matteson James Nitties Kenny Perry Gary Woodland Tom Pernice, Jr. Tim Clark Jason Day Brett Quigley Kevin Sutherland Michael Letzig Rod Pampling Webb Simpson Matt Bettencourt Josh Teater Chris DiMarco Joe Ogilvie Charley Hoffman Boo Weekley Roger Tambellini Todd Hamilton Greg Chalmers Henrik Bjornstad Paul Stankowski Jason Bohn Zach Johnson Steve Lowery Chris Couch James Driscoll Chad Campbell John Merrick Brian Davis Jonathan Byrd Woody Austin Aaron Baddeley Michael Bradley Spencer Levin Michael Connell Steve Elkington Matt Weibring Jay Williamson Mark Hensby George McNeill Scott Piercy Andres Romero Kevin Stadler Pat Perez J.J. Henry John Mallinger Daniel Chopra Charles Howell III Davis Love III Robert Garrigus Jeff Quinney Cliff Kresge Brad Faxon Lee Janzen Mark Wilson Richard S. Johnson Skip Kendall Michael Allen Matt Every

67-68-67—202 69-66-67—202 64-69-69—202 68-70-65—203 66-72-65—203 71-67-65—203 71-66-66—203 66-71-66—203 68-67-68—203 68-67-68—203 64-70-69—203 67-67-69—203 67-66-70—203 69-67-68—204 67-69-68—204 70-66-68—204 67-69-68—204 65-69-70—204 70-63-71—204 69-69-67—205 68-70-67—205 68-70-67—205 69-68-68—205 69-68-68—205 69-67-69—205 67-69-69—205 68-67-70—205 68-66-71—205 70-68-68—206 71-67-68—206 68-69-69—206 68-69-69—206 66-69-71—206 68-67-71—206 64-68-74—206 68-70-69—207 71-67-69—207 70-67-70—207 67-70-70—207 69-67-71—207 65-69-73—207 70-64-73—207 66-65-76—207 69-69-70—208 68-70-70—208 67-70-71—208 68-69-71—208 69-68-71—208 72-65-71—208 65-71-72—208 68-68-72—208 70-67-72—209 69-69-72—210 69-68-73—210 67-71-73—211 70-68-73—211 71-67-73—211 68-69-74—211 69-68-74—211 70-68-74—212 70-68-74—212 70-68-74—212



At Oakmont Golf Club, Oakmont, Pa. Purse: $3.25 million Yardage: 6,613; Par: 71 (36-35)

New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Chicago, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Washington at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Houston at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m. San Diego at Cincinnati-x, 8:20 p.m.

Partial third round—Saturday

MONDAY, DEC. 27 New Orleans at Atlanta, 8:30 p.m.

17TH WEEK SUNDAY, JAN. 2 Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Chicago at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Miami at New England, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Washington, 1 p.m. San Diego at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Note: Sunday night game TBD


SUNDAY, JAN. 9 AFC and NFC Wild Card Playoffs (CBS and FOX)

Alexis Thompson Na Yeon Choi Jiyai Shin Karrie Webb Azahara Munoz Inbee Park Yani Tseng Shi Hyun Ahn Chie Arimura Jeong Eun Lee So Yeon Ryu Jee Young Lee Morgan Pressel Meaghan Francella Maria Hernandez Kristy McPherson Heather Young Mhairi McKay Song-Hee Kim Vicky Hurst Shinobu Moromizato Karen Stupples Hee Young Park Candie Kung Ai Miyazato Jennifer Rosales Allison Fouch Chella Choi Louise Stahle Paige Mackenzie Lisa McCloskey Alena Sharp Sandra Gal Tamie Durdin Sarah Kemp Kelli Shean Meredith Duncan Libby Smith

73-74-70—217 75-72-72—219 76-71-72—219 74-72-73—219 75-74-71—220 70-78-73—221 73-76-73—222 72-77-73—222 74-72-76—222 72-78-73—223 74-74-76—224 72-76-76—224 74-75-75—224 75-72-77—224 76-73-75—224 72-78-74—224 78-71-76—225 71-78-76—225 72-76-78—226 72-77-77—226 72-77-77—226 75-75-76—226 78-72-76—226 76-72-79—227 73-74-80—227 78-73-76—227 74-74-80—228 73-75-80—228 73-74-81—228 74-76-78—228 73-77-78—228 72-78-79—229 73-73-83—229 73-77-79—229 73-74-83—230 70-79-83—232 75-74-85—234 76-74-84—234

SATURDAY, JAN. 15 AFC and NFC Divisional Playoffs (CBS and FOX)

SUNDAY, JAN. 16 AFC and NFC Divisional Playoffs (CBS and FOX)

SUNDAY, JAN. 23 AFC and NFC Championship Games (CBS and FOX)

SUNDAY, JAN. 30 SUNDAY, FEB. 6 Super Bowl XLV in North Texas (FOX)

HOCKEY NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE 2010-11 RED WINGS SCHEDULE Oct. 8—Anaheim, 7 p.m. Oct. 9—at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 12—Colorado, 7 p.m. Oct. 14—at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 16—at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Oct. 21—Calgary, 7 p.m. Oct. 23—Anaheim, 7 p.m. Oct. 28—Phoenix, 7 p.m. Oct. 30—Nashville, 7 p.m. Nov. 3—at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Nov. 5—at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Nov. 6—at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Nov. 8—Phoenix, 7 p.m. Nov. 11—Edmonton, 7 p.m. Nov. 13—Colorado, 7 p.m. Nov. 17—St. Louis, 7 p.m. Nov. 19—Minnesota, 7 p.m. Nov. 21—Calgary, 5 p.m. Nov. 24—at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Nov. 26—at Columbus, 7 p.m. Nov. 28—Columbus, 5 p.m. Nov. 30—at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Dec. 3—at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Dec. 4—at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Dec. 6—San Jose, 7 p.m. Dec. 8—Nashville, 7 p.m. Dec. 10—Montreal, 7 p.m. Dec. 11—at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Dec. 13—Los Angeles, 7 p.m. Dec. 15—St. Louis, 7 p.m. Dec. 17—at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 19—Dallas, 5 p.m. Dec. 22—Vancouver, 7 p.m. Dec. 23—at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Dec. 26—at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Dec. 27—at Colorado, 9 p.m. Dec. 29—at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31—N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Jan. 2—Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Jan. 4—at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Jan. 7—at Calgary, 9 p.m. Jan. 8—at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Jan. 10—at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Jan. 14—at Columbus, 7 p.m. Jan. 15—Columbus, 7 p.m. Jan. 18—at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Jan. 20—at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Jan. 22—Chicago, 2 p.m. Jan. 26—New Jersey, 7 p.m. Feb. 2—at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Feb. 4—Columbus, 7 p.m. Feb. 5—at Nashville, 8 p.m. Feb. 7—N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Feb. 9—Nashville, 7 p.m. Feb. 11—at Boston, 7 p.m. Feb. 13—Boston, 5 p.m. Feb. 17—at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18—at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20—at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Feb. 22—San Jose, 7 p.m. Feb. 24—Dallas, 7 p.m. Feb. 26—at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Feb. 28—at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. March 2—at Anaheim, 10 p.m. March 3—at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. March 5—at Phoenix, 8 p.m. March 9—Los Angeles, 7 p.m. March 11—Edmonton, 7 p.m. March 12—at St. Louis, 8 p.m. March 16—Washington, 7 p.m. March 17—at Columbus, 7 p.m. March 19—at Nashville, 8 p.m. March 21—Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. March 23—Vancouver, 7 p.m. March 26—Toronto, 7 p.m. March 28—Chicago, 7 p.m. March 30—St. Louis, 7 p.m. April 2—at Nashville, 3 p.m. April 3—Minnesota, 5 p.m. April 6—at Carolina, 7 p.m. April 8—Chicago, 7 p.m. April 10—at Chicago, 4 p.m.

NASCAR TRUCKS At Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa (Car number in parentheses) 1. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 135.263 mph. 2. (51) Aric Almirola, Toyota, 134.305. 3. (60) Stacy Compton, Chevrolet, 133.803. 4. (18) Brian Ickler, Toyota, 133.271. 5. (13) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 133.125. 6. (62) Greg Pursley, Chevrolet, 133.035. 7. (39) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 132.760. 8. (17) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 132.665. 9. (30) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 132.643. 10. (88) Matt Crafton, Chevrolet, 132.609. 11. (7) Justin Lofton, Toyota, 132.570. 12. (07) Donny Lia, Chevrolet, 132.448. 13. (2) Ken Schrader, Chevrolet, 132.236. 14. (31) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 132.042. 15. (5) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 131.810. 16. (21) Chris Eggleston, Dodge, 131.705. 17. (23) Jason White, Dodge, 131.513. 18. (15) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 131.491. 19. (33) Ron Hornaday Jr., Chevrolet, 130.852. 20. (86) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, 130.776. 21. (4) Ricky Carmichael, Chevrolet, 130.673. 22. (12) Mario Gosselin, Chevrolet, 130.235. 23. (81) David Starr, Toyota, 130.171. 24. (46) Brian Rose, Dodge, 129.279. 25. (85) Brent Raymer, Ford, 129.082. 26. (10) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Ford, 128.661. 27. (95) Clay Greenfield, Dodge, 128.357. 28. (87) Chris Jones, Chevrolet, 128.252. 29. (47) Brett Butler, Chevrolet, 128.143. 30. (93) Mike Garvey, Chevrolet, 127.541. 31. (6) J C Stout, Chevrolet, 127.273. 32. (57) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, 126.212. 33. (01) Carl Long, Chevrolet, 125.950. 34. (24) Mike Harmon, Ford, 125.603. 35. (48) Chad McCumbee, Chevrolet, 125.588. 36. (82) Paddy Rodenbeck, Chevrolet, 81.606. Failed to qualify 37. (89) Chris Lafferty, Chevrolet, no speed

BRITISH GRAND PRIX FORMULA ONE Lineup for today’s race After Saturday qualifying At the Silverstone Circuit Silverstone, England (Lap length: 3.667 miles) Third Session 1. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Red Bull, 1 minute, 29.615 seconds. 2. Mark Webber, Australia, Red Bull, 1:29.758. 3. Fernando Alonso, Spain, Ferrari, 1:30.426. 4. Lewis Hamilton, England, McLaren, 1:30.556. 5. Nico Rosberg, Germany, Mercedes, 1:30.625. 6. Robert Kubica, Poland, Renault, 1:31.040. 7. Felipe Massa, Brazil, Ferrari, 1:31.172. 8. Rubens Barrichello, Brazil, Williams, 1:31.175. 9. Pedro de la Rosa, Spain, BMW Sauber, 1:31.274. 10. Michael Schumacher, Germany, Mercedes, 1:31.430. Eliminated after second session 11. Adrian Sutil, Germany, Force India, 1:31.399. 12. Kamui Kobayashi, Japan, BMW Sauber, 1:31.421. 13. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Williams, 1:31.635. 14. Jenson Button, England, McLaren, 1:31.699. 15. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Italy, Force India, 1:31.708. 16. Vitaly Petrov, Russia, Renault, 1:31.796. 17. Sebastien Buemi, Switzerland, Toro Rosso, 1:32.012. Eliminated after first session 18. Jaime Alguersuari, Spain, Toro Rosso, 1:32.430. 19. Heikki Kovalainen, Finland, Lotus Racing, 1:34.405. 20. Timo Glock, Germany, Virgin, 1:34.775. 21. Jarno Trulli, Italy, Lotus Racing, 1:34.864. 22. Lucas di Grassi, Brazil, Virgin, 1:35.212. 23. Karun Chandhok, India, HRT, 1:36.576. 24. Sakon Yamamoto, Japan, HRT, 1:36.968.


GOLF JOHN DEERE CLASSIC PGA TOUR AT TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill. Purse: $4.4 million Yardage: 7,268; Par 71 (35-36)

Third round—Saturday Steve Stricker Jeff Maggert Paul Goydos Matt Jones Shaun Micheel Brendon de Jonge Vaughn Taylor John Senden Charlie Wi Rocco Mediate Garrett Willis Marco Dawson

AUTO RACING LUCAS OIL 200 Lineup for today’s race

AFC-NFC Pro Bowl in Hawaii (FOX)

SUNDAY, OCT. 31 Washington at Detroit, 1 p.m. Miami at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Dallas, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Green Bay at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Carolina at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Denver vs. San Francisco at London, 1 p.m. Tennessee at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Minnesota at New England, 4:15 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Tampa Bay at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m.

Baltimore at N.Y. Jets, 7 p.m. San Diego at Kansas City, 10:15 p.m.

Philadelphia at Detroit, 1 p.m.

MONDAY, DEC. 6 N.Y. Jets at New England, 8:30 p.m.


SATURDAY At Port Elizabeth, South Africa Germany 3, Uruguay 2



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MONDAY, SEPT. 20 New Orleans at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m.

Cleveland at Miami, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Oakland at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Indianapolis, 4:15 p.m. Carolina at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Baltimore-x, 8:20 p.m.


60-66-62—188 66-65-63—194 59-68-67—194 64-67-66—197 69-66-63—198 67-65-68—200 71-66-64—201 70-66-65—201 66-69-66—201 67-71-64—202 67-70-65—202 67-69-66—202

Saturday’s results At Chicagoland Speedway Joliet, Ill. (Lap length: 1.5 miles) (Start position in parentheses) 1. (7) David Reutimann, Toyota, 267 laps, 133.6 rating, 190 points. 2. (11) Carl Edwards, Ford, 267, 116.6, 175. 3. (6) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 267, 122.9, 170. 4. (15) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 267, 108.1, 165. 5. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 267, 125.7, 160. 6. (12) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 267, 96.1, 150. 7. (14) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 267, 100.4, 146. 8. (17) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 267, 90, 142. 9. (3) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 267, 102.1, 138. 10. (9) Paul Menard, Ford, 267, 91.5, 134. 11. (8) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 267, 101.5, 130. 12. (26) David Ragan, Ford, 267, 82.9, 127. 13. (34) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 267, 75.5, 124. 14. (13) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 267, 83.2, 121. 15. (21) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 267, 82.2, 118. 16. (10) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 267,

84.6, 120. 17. (33) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 267, 66.8, 112. 18. (30) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 266, 73.3, 109. 19. (18) Joey Logano, Toyota, 266, 67.9, 106. 20. (41) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 266, 57.2, 103. 21. (16) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 266, 71.6, 100. 22. (19) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 266, 66.4, 97. 23. (25) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 266, 63.4, 94. 24. (5) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 266, 61.2, 91. 25. (2) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 266, 107.9, 98. 26. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 265, 56.1, 85. 27. (24) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 265, 54.5, 82. 28. (23) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 265, 53.5, 79. 29. (20) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 265, 43.3, 76. 30. (39) Scott Speed, Toyota, 264, 49.2, 73. 31. (43) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 261, 37, 70. 32. (40) David Gilliland, Ford, 261, 32.1, 67. 33. (42) Kevin Conway, Ford, 256, 30.2, 64. 34. (27) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 251, 56.8, 61. 35. (4) Greg Biffle, Ford, engine, 225, 77, 58. 36. (36) David Stremme, Ford, 184, 35.2, 55. 37. (29) Bill Elliott, Ford, accident, 176, 43.4, 52. 38. (38) Robby Gordon, Toyota, accident, 174, 39.6, 49. 39. (32) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, brakes, 73, 35.9, 46. 40. (35) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, brakes, 49, 34, 43. 41. (37) Mike Bliss, Toyota, brakes, 40, 33, 40. 42. (31) Max Papis, Toyota, overheating, 40, 27.8, 37. 43. (28) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, rear gear, 20, 28.6, 34.

Race statistics AVERAGE SPEED OF RACE WINNER: 145.138 mph. TIME OF RACE: 2 hours, 45 minutes, 34 seconds. MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.727 seconds. CAUTION FLAGS: 4 for 21 laps. LEAD CHANGES: 10 among 7 drivers. LAP LEADERS: J.Johnson 1-92; J.McMurray 93164; J.Gordon 165-200; D.Reutimann 201; J.Gordon 202-212; D.Reutimann 213-231; C.Bowyer 232; C.Edwards 233-234; J.Montoya 235; D.Reutimann 236-267.

Point leaders 1. K.Harvick, 2,745; 2. J.Gordon, 2,642; 3. J.Johnson, 2,557; 4. D.Hamlin, 2,542; 5. Ku.Busch, 2,524; 6. Ky.Busch, 2,488; 7. J.Burton, 2,465; 8. M.Kenseth, 2,446; 9. T.Stewart, 2,389; 10. C.Edwards, 2,345; 11. G.Biffle, 2,292; 12. C.Bowyer, 2,286.

BERLIN RACEWAY SATURDAY NIGHT RESULTS 4-CYLINDER B (20 laps) 1. Jim Rhodes (7 minutes, 12.422 seconds), 2. Tyler Nawrocki, 3. Jared Lyzenga, 4. Dan Dells, 5. Jackson Walker, 6. Charlie DeJong, 7. Steve Thompson, 8. Clayton Brown, 9. Paul Ritchie, 10. Andy Church, 11. Brooke Wolschleger. 4-CYLINDER A (20 laps) 1. Cole Roelofs (11:57.49), 2. Kyle Hamm, 3. Ryan Hamm, 4. Don McNabb, 5. Jason Scheid, 6. Chris McKinley, 7. Brad Hastings, 8. Frank Bisacky, 9. Mel Parsons, 10. Josh Bisacky, 11. Ron Myers, 12. Dave Duyst, 13. Terry Lange, 14. Darrell Holtzlander, 15. Rob Shoemaker, 16. Gerry Shephard. PRO STOCKS (25 laps) 1. Weston Jewett (17:56.621), 2. Brian Tillema, 3. Brandon Hermiller, 4. Ken Smith Jr., 5. Ryan Gruppen, 6. Allen Davis, 7. Mitch Meppelink, 8. Dave Hull, 9. Tony Davis, 10. Kevin Degood, 11. Dave Cutler, 12. Andrew MacIntosh, 13. Randy Veldman, 14. Nick Sherrington, 15. Lauren Bush, 16. Kirk Meissner, 17. Brian Thome, 18. Mike Reavis, 19. Trever McCoy, 20. Darin Neimi, 21. Marc Coleman. LATE MODELS (100 laps) 1. Ross Meeuwsen (35:43.508), 2. Barry Hartwell, 3. Terry Senneker, 4. Terry VanHaitsma, 5. TimDeVos, 6. Josh Slade, 7. Chris Anthony, 8. Monte Tolan, 9. Lee VanDyk, 10. Steve Needles, 11. Joe Bush, 12. Scott Thomas, 13. Nick Szotko, 14. Billy Shotko, 15. Kyle Ballard. HEAT WINNERS Pro Stock Fast Car Dash—Brian Tillema 4-cylinder B—Jared Lyzenga, Jim Rhodes 4-cylinder A—Ryan Hamm, Jason Scheid Pro Stock—Dave Cutler, Allen Davis, Ken Smith Jr. Late Model—Nick Szotko, Scott Thomas


94. Thor Hushovd, Norway, Cervelo Test Team, 22:32. 130. Gregory Rast, Switzerland, Team RadioShack, 30:31. 137. Brent Bookwalter, United States, BMC Racing Team, 32:11. 167. David Zabriskie, United States, GarminTransitions, 42:36. 170. Tyler Farrar, United States, GarminTransitions, 43:16.

SCHEDULE Distances in kilometers; miles in parentheses Today—Stage 8, Station des Rousses—Morzine Avoriaz, high mountain, 189 (117.4) Monday—Rest day in Morzine Avoriaz Tuesday—Stage 9, Morzine-Avoriaz—SaintJean-de-Maurienne, high mountain, 204 (126.8)








Bandits 7 1 .875 — RIT Music 8 3 .727 1/2 Berkenpas 5 4 .556 21/2 Cocktailz 4 4 .500 3 Clawed Cats 4 5 .444 31/2 Fiorenzo Financial 3 4 .429 4 Power Baseball 0 8 .000 7 Game times 6:15 p.m. unless noted. Fields: Gainey North (GN), Gainey South (GS), South Christian North (SCN), S. Christian South (SCS)

FRIDAY Cocktailz 13, Power Baseball 12 RIT Music 4, Berkenpas Construction 2 8 inn., comp. of susp. game Berkenpas Construction 6, RIT Music 3

MONDAY Bandits at Fiorenzo Financial (GN) Power Baseball at Clawed Cats (GS)


SINGLES CHAMPIONS Girls A 1. Jessica Erny (Fruitport); 2. Carlie Bishop (Whitehall) Boys B 1. Taylor Horton (Ludington); 2. Chris Dausman (Coopersville) Boys A 1. Tell Sutton (Whitehall); 2. Austin Brinker (Grant) Men’s B 1. Joe Bishop (Mason); 2. Mike Sutton (Whitehall) Men’s Open 1. Patrick Bishop (Whitehall); 2. Mark Walters (Grant) Women’s Open 1. Becca Fillmore (Grant); 2. Paula Bishop (Whitehall)

DOUBLES CHAMPIONS High School 1. Austin Brinker/Sterling Brinker; 2. Kyle Harper/Greg Christie Men’s B 1. Joe Bishop/Dan Bishop; 2. Mike Sutton/ Tell Sutton Men’s Open 1. Tony Scholtens/Paul Bently; 2. Greg McManus/Rachel Castonia Women’s Open 1. Peggy Jansema/Holly Jansema; 2. Kristen Keelean/Melinda Zerlaut Mixed 1. Patrick Bishop/Paula Bishop; 2. Nick Risedorph/Becky Mulder


At Station des Rousses, France A 102.8-mile medium-mountain leg from Tournus to Station des Rousses 1. Sylvain Chavanel, France, Quick Step, 4 hours, 22 minutes 52 seconds. 2. Rafael Valls Ferri, Spain, Footon-Servetto, 57 seconds behind. 3. Juan Manuel Garate, Spain, Rabobank, 1:27. 4. Thomas Voeckler, France, Bbox Bouygues Telecom, 1:40. 5. Mathieu Perget, France, Caisse d’Epargne, same time. 6. Daniel Moreno, Spain, Omega Pharma-Lotto, same time. 7. Pierrick Fedrigo, France, Bboy Bouygues Telecom, 1:47. 8. Ryder Hejsedal, Canada, Garmin-Transitions, same time. 9. Ruben Plaza, Spain, Caisse d’Epargne, same time. 10. Eros Capecchi, Italy, Footon-Servetto, same time. 11. Nicolas Roche, Ireland, AG2R La Mondiale, same time. 12. Linus Gerdemann, Germany, Team Milram, same time. 13. Alberto Contador, Spain, Astana, same time. 14. Cadel Evans, Australia, BMC Racing Team, same time. 15. Cyril Gautier, France, Bbox Bouygues Telecom, same time. 16. Lance Armstrong, United States, Team RadioShack, same time. 17. Damien Monier, France, Cofidis, same time. 18. Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Belgium, Omega Pharma-Lotto, same time. 19. Luis-Leon Sanchez, Spain, Caisse d’Epargne, same time. 20. Andy Schleck, Luxembourg, Team Saxo Bank, same time. Also 22. Levi Leipheimer, United States, Team RadioShack, same time. 24. Alexandre Vinokourov, Kazakhstan, Astana, same time. 35. Janez Brajkovic, Slovenia, Team RadioShack, same time. 36. Christopher Horner, United States, Team RadioShack, same time. 50. Andreas Kloeden, Germany, Team RadioShack, 4:00. 65. Yaroslav Popovych, Ukraine, Team RadioShack, 10:02. 66. Sergio Paulinho, Portugal, Team RadioShack, same time. 84. Fabian Cancellara, Switzerland, Team Saxo Bank, 14:12. 94. George Hincapie, United States, BMC Racing Team, same time. 99. Dmitriy Muravyev, Kazakhstan, Team RadioShack, 18:57. 100. Gregory Rast, Switzerland, Team RadioShack, same time. 156. Tyler Farrar, United States, GarminTransitions, 22:17. 158. David Zabriskie, United States, GarminTransitions, same time. 172. Brent Bookwalter, United States, BMC Racing Team, same time.




Davenport at Aquinas (K) Angels at Hope (S)


(After seven stages) 1. Sylvain Chavanel, France, Quick Step, 33 hours, 1 minute, 23 seconds. 2. Cadel Evans, Australia, BMC Racing Team, 1 minute, 25 seconds behind. 3. Ryder Hesjedel, Canada, Garmin-Transitions, 1:32. 4. Andy Schleck, Luxembourg, Team Saxo Bank, 1:55. 5. Alexandre Vinokourov, Kazakhstan, Astana, 2:17. 6. Alberto Contador, Spain, Astana, 2:26. 7. Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Belgium, Omega Pharma-Lotto, 2:28. 8. Nicolas Roche, Ireland, AG2R La Mondiale, same time. 9. Johan Van Summeren, Belgium, GarminTransitions, 2:33. 10. Denis Menchov, Russia, Rabobank, 2:35. 11. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Sky Pro Cycling, same time. 12. Roman Kreuziger, Czech Republic, LiquigasDoimo, 3:10. 13. Luis-Leon Sanchez, Spain, Caisse d’Epargne, 3:11. 14. Lance Armstrong, United States, Team RadioShack, 3:16. 15. Thomas Lovkvist, Sweden, Sky Pro Cycling, 3:20. 16. Rafael Valls Ferri, Spain, Footon-Servetto, 3:39. 17. Levi Leipheimer, United States, Team RadioShack, same time. 18. Juan Manuel Garate, Spain, Rabobank, 3:44. 19. Janez Brajkovic, Slovenia, Team RadioShack, 3:46. 20. Michael Rogers, Australia, Team HTCColumbia, same time. Also 24. Christopher Horner, United States, Team RadioShack, 4:03. 31. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky Pro Cycling, 4:37. 35. Andreas Kloeden, Germany, Team RadioShack, 6:00. 54. Yaroslav Popovych, Ukraine, Team RadioShack, 12:27. 58. Fabian Cancellara, Switzerland, Team Saxo Bank, 13:11. 80. Sergio Paulinho, Portugal, Team RadioShack, 21:18. 92. George Hincapie, United States, BMC Racing Team, 22:23.


Davenport 6 3 .667 — Angels 6 4 .600 1/2 Aquinas 5 5 .500 11/2 Hope 3 8 .273 4 Game times 6:15 p.m. Fields: Sullivan (S), Kimble (K). Games against Kentwood teams do not count in standings.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Optioned 3B Josh Bell to Norfolk (IL). Recalled RHP Chris Tillman from Norfolk. CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Optioned RHP Jeff Marquez to Charlotte (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS—Designated C Mike Redmond for assignment. Recalled C Chris Gimenez from Columbus (IL). SEATTLE MARINERS—Added 1B Justin Smoak to the 25-man roster. Optioned LHP Luke French to Tacoma (PCL). TEXAS RANGERS—Added LHP Cliff Lee to the 25-man roster. Recalled LHP Matt Harrison from Oklahoma City (PCL). Optioned RHP Doug Mathis and RHP Pedro Strop to Oklahoma City.

NATIONAL LEAGUE WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Recalled OF Justin Maxwell from Syracuse (IL).

BASKETBALL NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION CLEVELAND CAVALIERS—Signed F LeBron James and traded him to Miami for two future first-round draft picks and two future secondround draft picks. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS—Signed F Al-Farouq Aminu and G Eric Bledsoe.

BOXING FIGHT SCHEDULE National TV in parentheses

WEDNESDAY At The Arena, Philadelphia, Ran Nakash vs. Lou Del Valle, 10, cruiserweights.

FRIDAY At Newark, N.J. (ESPN2), Zab Judah vs. Jose Armando Santa Cruz, 10, welterweights; at Southaven, Miss. (SHO), Fernando Guerrero vs. Ishe Smith, 10, middleweights; Shawn Porter vs. Ray Robinson, 10, junior middleweights; Lanard Lane vs. Mike Dallas Jr., 10, junior welterweights.

SATURDAY At Schwerin, Germany, Jurgen Brahmer vs. Alejandro Lakatos, 12, for Brahmer’s WBO light heavyweight title; Alexander Alekseev vs. Denis Lebedev, 12, WBO cruiserweight eliminator; at Atlantic City, N.J., David Tua vs. Monte Barrett, 12, heavyweights; at Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico (FSN), Fernando Montiel vs. Eric Morel, 12, for Montiel’s WBO-WBC bantamweight title; at Rancho Mirage, Calif. (HBO), Timothy Bradley vs. Luis Carlos Abregu, 12, for Bradley’s WBO junior welterweight title; Alfredo Angulo vs. Joachim Alcine, 12, junior middleweights; Antonio DeMarco vs. Daniel Attah, 10, lightweights.

JULY 23 At Leemore, Calif. (ESPN2), Beibut Shumenov vs. Vyacheslav Uzelkov, 12, for Shumenov’s WBA light heavyweight title.

JULY 24 At Mazatlan, Mexico (FSN), Johnreil Casimero vs. Ramon Garcia Hirales, 12, for Casimero’s WBO interim junior flyweight title.

JULY 26 At Jakarta, Indonesia, Chris John vs. Fernando Saucedo, 12, for John’s WBA featherweight title.

JULY 30 At Philadelphia, Dererk Ennis vs. Gabe Rosado, 12, junior middleweights.

JULY 31 At Hamburg, Germany, Sebastian Zbik vs. Khoren Gevor, 12, for the interim WBC middleweight title; at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas (PPV), Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Juan Diaz, 12, for Marquez’s WBA super world and WBO lightweight titles; Joel Casamayor vs. Robert Guerrero, 10, junior welterweights; Daniel Jacobs vs. Dmitry Pirog, 12, for vacant WBO middleweight title; Jorge Linares vs. Rocky Juarez, 10, lightweights.

AUG. 6 At Johannesburg, South Africa, Mzonke Fana vs. Cassius Baloyi, 12, for the vacant IBF super featherweight title.

AUG. 7 At St. Louis (HBO), Devon Alexander vs. Andreas Kotelnik, 12, for Alexander’s IBF-WBC junior welterweight title; Tavoris Cloud vs. Glen Johnson, 12, for Cloud’s IBF light heavyweight title.

AUG. 14 At Bell Centre, Montreal (HBO), Jean Pascal vs. Chad Dawson, 12, for Pascal’s WBC-IBO light heavyweight title; at Panama City, Panama, Anselmo Moreno vs. Nehomar Cermeno, 12, for Moreno’s WBA bantamweight title; at Laredo (Texas) Energy Arena, Ji-Hoon Kim vs. Miguel Angel Vazquez, 12, for the vacant IBF lightweight title; at Tijuana, Mexico, Donnie Nietes vs. Mario Rodriguez, 12, for Nietes’ WBO minimumweight title.

AUG. 21 At Erfurt, Germany, Marco Huck vs. Matt Godfrey, 12, for Huck’s WBO crusierweight title; at TBA (SHO), Carl Froch vs. Arthur Abraham, 12, super middleweights; at Prudential Center, Newark, N.J., Tomasz Adamek vs. Michael Grant, 12, heavyweights for Adamek’s IBF and WBONABO heavyweight titles.

AUG. 30 At Donetsk, Ukraine, Vyacheslav Senchenko vs. Charlie Jose Navarro, 12, for Senchenko’s WBA welterweight title; Oleg Yefimovich vs. Sofiane Takoucht, 12, for Yefimovich’s European featherweight title.






Surviving through recession


PUBLIC, PRIVATE CAMPGROUNDS LOOK FOR WAYS TO ATTRACT CUSTOMERS at the same time, the average number of days guests spend at the campground has improved by about 10 percent, and now stands at 2.6 days per guest.


Workers remove a large mural of NBA star LeBron James from a building in downtown Cleveland on Saturday. James, who played seven years for the Cavaliers, announced Thursday he would sign to play with the Miami Heat.

Monroe marked by calm, steady play 1st-rounder’s equanimity could prove beneficial to growth with Pistons

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missed all three of his freethrow attempts and had four LAS VEGAS — Greg Monroe turnovers. is as even-keeled as they come Was it a case of first-game on the court. jitters? Off the court, he speaks in a “He’s got such a cool quiet voice that belies his big demeanor that I wouldn’t know body. it if he was nervous,” said Some Detroit Pistons fans Pistons assistant coach Pat might not appreciate the lack Sullivan, who is coaching the o f e m o t i o n summer league team. “He’s a Monroe dem- very interesting kid. He’s very onstrates on the well-spoken. He’s very sharp. floor, especially He picks things up very, very if the Pistons well.” Monroe’s “welcome to the have another rough season NBA” moment came early in in 2010-11. But the game, when he whiffed w h i l e s o m e while trying to cut off a pass young players in the paint to Caracter. As Greg have a tendency Caracter went up for an unconMonroe to waste their tested two-handed slam, Monroe energyon their emotions (see simply yelled, “My fault, my Austin Daye, 2009-10 season), fault,” then made his way down Monroe simply analyzes a situ- the court to play offense. ation to learn for the future. His expression did not He is learning to get better change. His focus did not seem and focusing on the next play, to be affected at all. not dwelling on the last one. Daye noticed his teammate’s Take Friday night, for ability to forget the past. example. Monroe had an “He was aggressive,” Daye up-and-down game as the said. “If things weren’t going Pistons opened summer league his way, he never really hung play. He made a handful of his head.” rookie mistakes and a couple Monroe’s intelligence has imnice plays. All-in-all, he was pressed day since the first day outplayed by Los Angeles of summer league practice. “He’s very smart. That’s one Lakers rookie Derrick Caracter, thing,” Daye said after a recent the 58th pick in the draft. But the Pistons won the practice. “He made a couple game, so Monroe, the seventh backdoor passes today that overall pick, is not dwelling on were really good, and he just the negative. knows how to play the game.” “I think I did OK,” Monroe Sullivan likes what he has said. “I never grade myself. It seen. “He’s done a great job with doesn’t matter what I do personally as long as the team picking up our schemes,” he wins. That’s the only thing that said. “He’s been the best so matters.” far of all the bigs we’ve had in Monroe finished with eight terms of really showing up and points, five rebounds and a really being aggressive in tryteam-high four steals. But he ing to get out there and stop the shot 4-for-13 from the field, ball-handler.” PRESS NEWS SERVICE

West Michigan remains popular The West Michigan area remains perhaps the most popular place in the state to camp, he said, but some campgrounds — especially private ones — appear to have suffered from the economy. “I’d say private ones are a


LES ROUSSES, France — Lance Armstrong is predicting a shakeout among the top Tour de France contenders with the race heading to the Alps for its first serious climbing. The seventime champion and his main rivals struggled under hot and muggy conditions Saturday, Lance when French rider Sylvain Armstrong Chavanel won a seventh stage that included six low- and midlevel climbs in the eastern Jura mountains. It was a foretaste of the climbs to come: the pack embarks on serious Alpine punishment today with a 117.4-mile jaunt that features two very difficult climbs in the run between the Les Rousses and Morzine-

Avoriaz ski stations. If the Texan wants an eighth Tour crown, he will need to excel in the mountains. The stages in the Alps today and Tuesday are important, but four leg-straining days in the Pyrenees in the third week may be decisive. While he “suffered” Saturday, “there will be selection tomorrow, it won’t be like today,” Armstrong said. Overall, he trails 2009 Tour champion Alberto Contador by 50 seconds and world champion and two-time runner-up Cadel Evans by 1 minute, 51 seconds. On Saturday, Armstrong and other leading contenders finished 1:47 behind Chavanel, the Quick Step rider who won his second Tour stage this year in the 101-mile trek from Tournus to Station des Rousses. Chavanel wrested the yellow jersey back from Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland, who struggled on the final climb.

The Silver Lake Resort and Campground — due in part to its close proximity to sand dunes and Lake Michigan — is one private campground that has not only been unaffected by the recession, but has done better. In 2009, the business recorded a 20 percent increase in bookings, and it appears to be on pace to equal that mark in 2010, said campground owner Don Tucker. The Duck Creek RV Resort is mostly dependent on the success of its down-theroad neighbor — Michigan’s Adventure Amusement Park. Uncooperative weather not only affected the amusement park, but also the campground in its first year of operation. Campground co-owners Roger and Casey Jourden acknowledge the resort did PRESS NEWS SERVICE PHOTO/CORY MORSE not receive as much business Being outside: Dan Smith, middle, cooks eggs and bacon in its inaugural season as she had hoped, but also attribute it for his girlfriend, Kayleigh Blentlinger, left, and his mother, to not enough people knowing Sheryl Rygg, at the Muskegon KOA in Dalton Township. it had just opened up. That has changed this year, little more expensive because area during camping seathey have a lot more costs and son and stayed at the KOA with better weather and other have to pay taxes,” Purchase location in June. factors resulting in a 100 persaid. “But that comes with Roebuck said a camping cent increase in reservations, benefits.” vacation is the most feasible they said. Private campgrounds earn option, given not only its relaPurchase said the industry the distinction of offering tive inexpensiveness, but the likely will remain strong this better amenities, he said, but region’s close proximity to at- decade, despite the slight hit public campgrounds tend to tractions like the beach and it took last year. “Overall, we’re pretty recesmaintain the best land for Michigan’s Adventure. themselves, which consistently “I prefer camping over any of sion-proof, because of the fact draws in a high number of visi- those other vacations,” he said. people already have their own tors each season. “This area has everything.” camping units,” he said. “It’s Perry resident Jeremy Muskegon KOA reservations just sitting in their backyards Roebuck and his family are an- for the month of July are down and they want to do something nual visitors to the Muskegon from last year, Yates said. But with it.”



“It’s just so painstaking,” he said of burning. “A lot of guys like it, but I don’t.” His attention to fine detail can be seen in one of his loons. Slight indentations mark the bird’s black and white-checked feathers. “People like loons,” Wilcox said. “They’re big and the color pattern is attractive to them.” He picks up most of his wood from sawmills and specialty lumber stores. His most recent focus is trout carvings and flat-work paintings on canoe paddles and trapping boards, but he’s settled into different grooves over the years. For a while, he was into orthodox St. Nicholas s t a t u e s a n d C i v i l Wa r figurines. Decoy ducks, however, have kept his attention. Wilcox stopped duck hunting several years ago as his love of the critters grew. He still shoots deer.



paintings for $20 to $25 a piece to fill his gas tank for fishing trips. Many of his carvings go for hundreds of dollars. He has sold some in assorted shops, but mostly by word of mouth. Wilcox’s Montana excursions allow him to see the details and patterns that mark the species of trout and other wildlife he emulates with his work. He uses some hand tools, but relies mostly on flexible shaft power grinders. The advantages in using power tools are accuracy, a lesser chance of chipping the wood, and self preservation, Wilcox said. “When you buy a knife to whittle carve, you also buy a box of Band-Aids,” he said. Occasionally, Wilcox uses a wood burner for fine-feather detailing. Usually, he opts to grind in the texture.



At work: David Wilcox also makes specially painted fur planks, traditionally used in the skinning of an animal.

“I could not kill a duck,” he said. “I’ve killed enough of them. I’m not opposed to it now — it’s just not my bag.” E-mail:


Tour de France shakeout looming in Alps

Silver Lake success

ST. JOSEPH RIVER: Fishing was very slow this week. Shore anglers were catching a few catfish and suckers using live bait and fishing on the bottom. Very few walleye and bass were caught. SOUTH HAVEN: Perch fishing has picked up with some nice catches reported. The best depth seems to be in the 20-to-30 foot range fishing minnows near the bottom. Salmon and lake trout fishing has been slow.

GRAND HAVEN: Windy weather has kept most anglers away. Boats that did get out did well on steelhead and lake trout. GRAND RIVER AT GRAND RAPIDS: Pike are hitting at the stream mouths using floating suckers and bluegill for bait. A few Skamania are being caught by the dam. Bluegill are hitting in the slack waters on wax and leaf worms. Anglers also are catching walleye using nightcrawlers and small body baits. Catfish are being caught from

the bridges and on the east side wall by the dam using cut-up suckers, bluegill and live suckers. SESSIONS LAKE: in Ionia County is producing decent crappie, as well as walleye and catfish on speck minnows. REEDS LAKE: Bass are being taken on top waters in early morning and late evening. Good numbers of perch have been caught on a perch rig. Good crappie fishing using wax worms and minnows in 5-to-15 feet of water.

OUTDOORS CALENDAR JULY 3. Ottawa County Parks and Recreation, Program: Aquatic Critters at Hemlock Crossing, 10 a.m., advanced registration is re11. Great Lakes Hunting Retriever Club, Great Lakes Challenge. Visit challenge.htm or call Chad Miller at 269-370-3498. 12. Apex Outdoor Gear, Grand Ledge Event. Call 616-940-4611 or visit 13. Macatawa Bay Waterfowl Association, membership meeting, at the Holland Fish and Game Club, 7:30 p.m. Call Dave, 616-392-2001. 14. Allegan County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division, boaters safety classes, 6-9 p.m., at the Saugatuck

Yacht Club, registration is required. Call Kari 269-673-0500 ext. 4234. 14. Ottawa County Parks and Recreation, Event: Upper Macatawa Natural Area hike, meet in the 84th avenue parking lot, at 8:30 a.m., advanced registration required. Call 616-738-4810. 15. Snapping turtle and soft-shell turtle seasons open. 15. Ottawa County Parks and Recreation, Event: Pigeon River Kayak Trip, meet at Hemlock Crossing, 10 a.m., advanced registration is required, cost is $30/person. Call 616-738-4810. 15. Apex Outdoor Gear, Cooking 101 clinic. Call 616-940-4611 or visit

16. Ottawa County Parks and Recreation, Event: Annual Butterfly Count at Grand River Park, 9 a.m., cost is $3/person. Call 616-738-4810. 16-17. Pere Marquette Watershed Council, Cast for Conservation Fly-fishing Event, 6-8 hour float trip with a professional guide down the Pere Marquette, cost is $500/2-man team. Call 231-745-8505. 17. DeGraaf Nature Center, Event: Kayaking the Kalamazoo River, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., cost is $35/person or $25/friend of DeGraaf, advance registration is required. Call 616-355-1057. 19. Grand Rapids Steelheaders, Region II meeting, at Grand Haven, 7 p.m. Call 616-532-7727.

month, as well as other issues that could affect Michigan’s waterfowl season before forwarding their final recommendations to the NRC. He’s encouraged that bird numbers are up, but is worried about what the Gulf oil spill will mean for the migration. “A lot of these birds are going to go down there and not come back,” he said. “That’s what I’m concerned about.” So far, however, federal officials don’t think the spill will significantly impact this hunting season, said James Kelley, Mississippi Flyway representative for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “There have been a lot of calls on us to close down the season for some species,” Kelley said. “We have concerns about the spill, but we aren’t taking any pre-emptive measures at this point.” The most common bird species in the flyway, mallards, tend to rely more on inland, marshy habitat rather than the coastal areas hit hardest by the spill, and those birds seem to be safe, for now, he said. “At this point it doesn’t sound like the stuff has gotten too far inland,” Kelley said, adding that “unknowns” such as hurricanes or other factors could change the situation quickly. Across the flyway, from Minnesota to Michigan and south to Alabama and Louisiana, “conditions were pretty fair for waterfowl production, and that will translate into a pretty decent fall flight,” he said. The Mississippi Flyway Council, represented by 14 states including Michigan, is set to meet July 19, with federal hunting guidelines expected out in early August. E-mail:




With more expensive trips overseas or to other states no longer an option for many summer vacationers, some might see camping as a walletfriendly alternative. However, some private Muskegon-area campground owners acknowledge they have not been completely recessionproof the past several years, citing a statewide decrease in reservations. And despite that, those same owners are reporting or expect to report increased business this year. “I think we had a down year last year due to the weather,” said Steve Yates, co-owner of the Muskegon KOA campground in Dalton Township. This summer has not had those issues, with several days in the 90s and few rainy days. Chilly temperatures are just one issue that plagued West Michigan’s tourism industry as a whole last year. A Michigan State University forecast estimated a 4.8 percent drop in tourism volume across the state, but predicted a 2 to 3 percent increase for 2010. Likewise, the Michigan Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds anticipated a 5 percent boost in camper sales after a down year, said Wayne Purchase, the organization’s executive director.

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Roughing it in: David Wilcox works on turning a piece of wood into a fish in his Hastings home. The 62-year-old retired teacher has won awards for his carvings.




 Those interested in Wilcox’s carvings can e-mail


ASTINGS — David Wilcox seems protective of the peaceful existence he has carved for himself. The 62-year-old woodworker finds tranquility as he crafts waterfowl, fish, songbirds and more in his cozy shop space. Get him outside, however, and he’s quick to point out what messes with his fragile repose. He gestured with disgust at clusters of deer-ravaged hostas and lilies by his home near Fall Creek. “Look, took all those — all of ’em,” Wilcox said. “And what they don’t get, the woodchucks get. “Without being here, you can’t keep up with it.” Wilcox, a retired Hastings High School special education teacher and 1966 graduate, spends four months a year in his flyfishing paradise of Montana. There, it’s the bighorn sheep that get his goat.


A final piece: One of David Wilcox’s fish. His carvings can be found in collections across the country.

“They’re horrible,” he said. “They’re worse than the deer.” Despite his gripes, Wilcox is friendly, talkative and knowledgeable. He breezed through a brief history of duck hunting on the Chesapeake Bay as he showed off his collection of about 100 antique decoys.

Several of them line a beam in the “man cave” he added onto his garage a few years ago when his late father grew ill. The two duck hunted and fished together on Gun Lake’s shallow waters. Both picked up woodcarving in 1970. The newfound hobby allowed the younger Wilcox to pursue his

love of wildlife year round, he said. In some ways, Wilcox’s work is a well-kept secret. He picked up first-place awards in 2006 for best trout and best freshwater fish at the Western Montana Wood Carvers Show, but since has shied away from competition.

Wilcox prefers besting himself, he said. His mantra: “My favorite carving is always the next one.” His pieces mostly are made of basswood, cedar, pine and tupelo, and they are featured in collections across the country. “I don’t use patterns on anything,” he said. “Everything is

one of a kind.” So, too, is Wilcox. It’s a deep appreciation of nature that guides his tools, he insisted, not tons of natural ability. Regardless, there is no doubt to his devotion to detail and continued improvement. “I am not a talented artist by any means,” Wilcox said. “I have worked very hard to study my subjects and to continue to just try to perfect.” In addition to their Hastings residence, Wilcox and his wife, Cynthia, have a humble abode at the base of a 1,500-foot mountain on the Clark Fork River, about 30 miles from Missoula, Mont. Their son runs a flyfishing operation nearby. Wilcox and his fishing buddies practice catch-andrelease. That’s characteristic of Montanans’ attitude toward the outdoors, he said. “Everybody in Montana is into nature,” Wilcox said. “It’s appreciation for the fish, the trout and the out of doors.” He peddles small, flat-work SEE CARVER, C9

Little change seen in waterfowl season waterfowl and migratory bird hunting regulations to the Natural Resource Commission, and expect season dates and bag limits to remain relatively unchanged. BY VICTOR SKINNER They will to meet with the THE GRAND RAPIDS PRESS Mississippi Flyway Council in late July to help draft federal LANSING — State resource regulations. managers expect the 2010 Department of Natural waterfowl hunting season to Resources and Environbe similar to last year, despite ment research biologist Dave favorable reproduction reports Luukkonen said the department and the oil spill in the Gulf will then meet with the state of Mexico that continues to Citizen Waterfowl Advisory encroach on seasonal habitat. Committee to craft Michigan’s State off icials recently 2010 season, which he anticisubmitted last year’s state pates will be a good one.

Numbers up, but oil spill might affect habitat

“What we know so far is it is a relatively decent year on the breeding grounds for most duck species,” Lukkonen said. “In Michigan, both the number of mallards and Canada geese are up from last year. Basically, pond conditions were pretty good in Lower Michigan, but it was drier in the northern two-thirds of the state. “The habitat conditions statewide were 7 percent below the 2009 estimate and 22 percent below the long-term average,” he said. Lukkonen said the total number of geese increased by

more than 100,000 from last year, from about 201,000 birds in the spring to this year’s estimate of 306,000. It was a similar story for mallards. Mallard estimates shot up from about 260,000 birds in 2009 to 340,000 this spring, he said. “But that’s still down from t h e l o n g- te r m ave ra ge,” Lukkonen said. Pat Murry, CWAC committee member, said the group will meet in Bay City in August to discuss federal regulations drafted later this SEE WATERFOWL, C9


Getting a lift: The mallard population in the state has increased 80,000 in a year, according to estimates.






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Do some good while you have fun S

o, how is your summer? In this week’s Top 5, we have a few suggestions for good times.


Rosa Parks Circle. The city comes alive every night in downtown Grand Rapids with a variety of entertainment. Most of you know about Tuesday’s swing dancing and Wednesday’s blues on the mall, but this summer also offers ballroom Latin dancing at 6 p.m. Sundays, Zumba fitness classes at 5:30 p.m. Mondays and hip-hop fitness at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Admission is free. More at


Jazz at the Zoo. I was impressed with multipiece salsa band Grupo Aye when it entertained fans at Salsa Pachanga in the JW Marriott. Grupo Aye takes its show outdoors from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at the John Ball Park bandshell, 1300 W. Fulton St. The weekly jazz series sponsored by West Michigan Jazz Society is free, but donations will be accepted; call 458-0125 or go to




Doing fine now: This Kemp’s Ridley turtle was rescued and cleaned after being found covered in oil at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, in Gulf Shores Ala.

nthony Daniels is thrilled to be hosting the Star Wars: In Concert

tour. He’s even more thrilled the producers didn’t dare ask him to squeeze into his old C-3PO costume every night.


Plug It Up, A Gulf Marine Life Rescue Benefit. Help raise funds to assist the Audubon Society in rescuing marine life in the Gulf Coast area with a show from noon to 8 p.m. today at Billy’s, 1437 Wealthy St. SE. Bands performing include SuperDre, La Famiglia, Chance Jones, AB! & Coconut Brown, Nathan Kalish and the Wildfire, Cain Marko, The Fainting Generals and more. Tickets are $10. More info at 459-5757, or


It’s no wonder fewer seats sell when it can cost more to see a show than feed your family for a week




“The films are all very well, but IF YOU GO they are edited, they are polished, they are remote. They were made when you were not there,” Dan- Star Wars: In Concert iels said. “Here, the films are being re-woven into these wonderful When: 7 p.m. Wednesday tapestries around a theme, just as Where: Van Andel Arena Williams’ music is thematic, and has Tickets: $35-$65 at Ticketmaster, or 800-745-3000 all these leitmotifs. “It’s worthwhile; it isn’t a light, vapid event. It has some weight and value to it,” he added. “I had mixed feelings about there being images — to have images?’ And they said, ‘Shut I said, ‘The orchestral music is good up.’ Now, I marvel at this show.” enough on its own; why do you have Appropriately, the extravaganza tells the over-arching story of the pair of creator George Lucas’ “Star Wars” trilogies: The rise of heroic Jedi Anakin Skywalker, his conversion to evil and the Darth Vader persona and his eventual redemption, with the likes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Padme Amidala, Yoda, Luke Skywalker and, of course, droids R2-D2 and C-3PO playing central roles in a war for the galaxy. The first “Star Wars” trilogy, technically episodes IV-VI, were released between 1977 and 1983, while episodes I-III debuted between 1999 and 2002. “The wonderful thing about little Out of costume: Anthony Daniels, who played C-3PO in all six “Star Anakin’s theme is, when he’s a kid, it Wars” movies, hosts Star Wars: In Concert. The show, which plays in

“Not. For. A. Second,” Daniels said in his familiar heavy British accent, calling from a Milwaukee tour stop. “Because they know I would have said, ‘No! Done.’ The costume is outside in the arena, with the props and other costumes, so you can look at it and be surprised that anybody would be willing to do that.” The ever-erudite actor quite matter-of-factly said he wears “a very smart lounge suit” on stage. But “Star Wars” true believers needn’t worry about him forgoing the character he played in all six movies. “Threepio’s personality does arrive Van Andel Arena on Wednesday, “has some weight to it,” Daniels says.

“Annie.” I’m hearing great things about Circle Theatre’s young cast performing the musical “Annie.” Performances continue this week with shows at 7:30 p.m. WednesdaySaturday, and 5 p.m. Sunday in Circle PRESS PHOTO/ PAUL L. NEWBY II Theatre, Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, 1607 “Annie”: Robinson Road SE. Annie (Emily Elderkin) finds Tickets are $25; call 456-6656 or Sandy in the Circle Theatre go to production. Star Wars: In Concert. If you’re a “Star Wars” geek or just a fan of a great story and powerful music, check out this special production featuring a full orchestra, choir and film clips from the “Star Wars” series. The show is narrated by Anthony Daniels, who played C-3PO in all six films. The show is at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St. Tickets are $35-$65; call 800-7453000 or go to For more on Daniels and the show, see story on this page.

on stage plenty of times, and that might make you smile,” he teased. It takes little prompting for Daniels to express enthusiasm about Star Wars: In Concert, which he has hosted as it toured the world for the past year. The show’s spectacle — a massive LED screen showing movie clips, laser-lights, etc. — has all the trappings of a rock show. But, the actor, an avid music lover, said it emphasizes John Williams’ music first and foremost, and has the power to enhance fans’ experience of the movies.


Concert ticket prices ride the ‘Crazy Train’

f my math is right, it costs an average of $266 a week to buy groceries for a family of four, not counting money spent on “food away from home,” according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, weekly unemployment benefits in Michigan — with its startling 13.6 percent jobless rate — top out at $362. Now, consider these numbers: Four tickets for good seats to see “American Idols Live” at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids last weekend would have cost that family of four $282, not counting those outrageous


SINKEVICS MUSIC Ticketmaster fees, parking and concessions. No wonder only 5,000 people showed, though I’m sure it didn’t help that this particular stop on the national tour fell on Fourth of July weekend, as many folks basked in Michigan’s great outdoors. Worse yet, just two tickets to see last week’s Eric Clapton/Roger Daltrey concert at DTE Energy Music Theatre across the state would have set you back as much as $350, plus the cost of gas and all the gallons of water you would have had to consume in the searing heat. A Detroit-area friend who lives near that amphitheater told me he briefly considered attending “but at


Pricey performance: It would have cost a family of four almost $300 to see “American Idols Live” at Van Andel Arena last weekend.

$172 per seat, forget it. The crappy seats at the back of the pavilion are $82 each. That’s ridiculous. Don’t

these people realize that fans don’t have money like they used to?” SEE SINKEVICS, E2


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SINKEVICS MANY FANS CHOOSING LESS EXPENSIVE, LOCAL OPTIONS Hammontree agreed: “You’ve got to keep the ticket prices down. We’ve been hammering at that for three or four years.” Some acts do try to cap prices, and festivals like the upcoming Rock the Rapids at Fifth Third Ballpark offer $20-$25 options. We need more of that. Frankly, touring artists hawking overpriced tickets get what they deserve: inconsistent sales.


No, sadly, they don’t. So, I’ve been shaking my head while poring through recent stories about summer concert woes, with various analysts whining about how bad things have gotten in the touring business due to flashy names like Christina Aguilera, U2, the Lilith Fair festival, Simon & Garfunkel, The Eagles — even pop darlings The Jonas Brothers — canceling shows or entire tours for a host of reasons, from Bono’s ailing back to mysterious scheduling conflicts. “It seems like it’s crazy right now,” conceded Scott Hammontree, general manager for The Intersection nightclub. “Everybody’s saying the same thing: It’s the worst touring season ever.” The real culprit? I’m betting it’s sluggish sales of over-priced tickets.

Impact on West Michigan Granted, many tour cancellations haven’t had an impact on West Michigan because most mammoth tours weren’t scheduled to stop in a secondary market like Grand Rapids anyway. Still, Van Andel Arena has been unsettlingly quiet this summer and, make no mistake, industry worries about ticket sales and making a tidy profit do have spinoff effects on concertgoers here. Artists, such as Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, who often play Grand Rapids have skipped the market for now, choosing to play Michigan dates in the Detroit area. I’m guessing the uncertainty of selling enough tickets in neighboring markets has them playing it safe. “It’s definitely trying,” arena manager Rich MacKeigan told me. “An arena is going to be slower in the summertime anyway because a lot of acts are touring outdoors. (But) this summer’s


Free show: See Those Eighty Acres on Saturday at Jukes.

definitely been slow, and it’s probably a function of the economy. “It might have a lot to do with artists not playing as many dates as they would have in the past and promoters not taking as much risk as they would have in the past. When those occur, it’s the smaller markets that’s suffer more than others.” More troubling is the resistance by some artists to set aside egos and reduce exorbitant, guaranteed performance fees, a move that could help trim ticket prices. Ticketmaster should cut its ticket “processing” fees, too.

Pushing lower ticket prices To their credit, some promoters and venues have started pushing lower ticket prices and package deals for certain shows to entice consumers. On Friday, in the wake of all this handwringing, The Palace of Auburn Hills, DTE Energy Music Theatre and Meadow Brook Music Festival announced a “ticket blitz” for Monday and Tuesday that offers up to 50 percent discounts for “a majority” of upcoming shows. That’s fine, but permanent price reductions are long overdue. People who’ve endured pay cuts or job losses, or who are just trying

to get their families fed and educated, can’t afford the luxury of $80 or $100 tickets. It’s the same blockheaded stubbornness that long ago helped torpedo CD sales because many record labels simply refused to drop prices below $10, which certainly would have gotten more consumers into stores. I’m already seeing evidence that some concerts are turning into exclusive playgrounds for the wealthy or those with connections. Even metal icon Ozzy Osbourne suggested recently to the Associated Press that the real “Crazy Train” may be the concert industry itself. “You can’t charge exorbitant ticket prices. It’s crazy,” he said.

More intimate venues The situation has some music lovers choosing more intimate venues where there’s free parking, you can bring your own food and you know you’ll have a decent concert experience: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park this summer has racked up a record seven sellouts already, with two more shows on the verge of packing the 1,750-seat amphitheater. Spokeswoman Amy Sawade credits the series mix of new and repeat performers — from Natalie Merchant to Lyle Lovett — the special outdoor setting and loyal concertgoers. (Still, even some Meijer Gardens’ ticket prices are tough to swallow: $62 for Chris Isaak, $60 for Kenny Loggins, with neither concert a sellout.) The bottom line: Consumers are getting pickier, and they have plenty

to pick from. Affordable shows by lower-profile national acts at local clubs, or those free Blues on the Mall nights, make real economic sense these days. The Intersection has staged fewer concerts, partly because it has gotten more selective. “We’re not doing as many shows but, ultimately, that’s better for us in the summer anyway,” Hammontree said. “We’re staying away from just trying to cram something in.”

Top-notch entertainment Smaller venues often offer top-notch entertainment at a fraction of the cost: $17 for tickets to reggae/hip-hop act Matisyahu’s Thursday show at The Intersection or $15 for indie-rock’s Built to Spill on July 25. For $10, you can see East Coast country-folkblues artist Matisyahu Eilen Jewell at Billy’s Lounge on Wednesday or New York folk-pop singer Ruth Gerson for free at One Trick Pony on Thursday. Better yet, I’m thinking this is the perfect time to boost the local music scene. You


Priced out: Tickets to see Eric Clapton in Detroit last week were out of reach for many fans.

can cheer talented area bands such as rock’s Charles the Osprey and Wonder Caverns at Jukes Bar on Friday, or Those Eighty Acres on Saturday, for free. Or catch the Red Sea Pedestrians, a Kalamazoo acoustic-roots outfit with a new CD, at Founders Brewing Co. on Saturday for just $5. At those prices, you can take a chance on seeing — and supporting — someone new or wholly unfamiliar. And maybe that’s just the kick in the pants the music business needs. E-mail:


has elements of (hums the ‘Imperial March’). It’s a warning sign,” Daniels said. “We know, with our dramatic irony, what his future is, and he doesn’t. That warning is there in John’s score.” Surprisingly, Daniels concedes it took many years, and specifically this multimedia show, for the films to earn his respect and admiration. “I always thought ‘Star Wars’ movies were OK, but because of this show, I’ve actually developed a real affection and a real respect for them that possibly did need to be enhanced a bit,” he said. “Because the way I tell the story as the narrator is very clear and very linear, but full of emotion. I can expand that into a magical story, as a storyteller, in an ancient tradition, and as an actor, on stage in front of seven cameras, my image huge



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a stage actor. He has made a career out of playing C-3PO, a role he was reluctant to take. “(During the show), I talk about Threepio’s destiny, but it’s also about my destiny, because I didn’t want the job in the first place,” he said. “I thought it would be beneath me to be involved in something so silly, not real. But in recent months, having talked to members of the audience, I’ve realized it’s my destiny, too. (The fans) look back at a time when COURTESY PHOTO they saw the original movie, Video element: Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) interacts with and then they talk about their C-3PO on the screen during the Star Wars: In Concert event. life since then, and what it is now. The movies have been on the screen behind me. in the last movie. It’s a kind of a constant support or retreat “As somebody who has not acknowledgment of my place for them to go to. Somehow, had his face in these movies, in the saga, and I feel good (the saga) has connected with this is kind of fun. I tell the sto- about that.” people, and become a bedrock ry as the only person to be in Destiny is one of the saga’s of their life that they are hugely all six movies, to be the thread, major narrative themes — and happy to revisit.” to have the opening line of the it’s an element that hits close first movie and the closing line to home for Daniels, originally E-mail:

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All My Children — Scott made Caleb an offer for his half of Cortlandt Electronics. Erica told Caleb that David was responsible for the crash that destroyed his house, and Caleb said it was only fitting he take David’s. Tad had JR bail him out of jail and signed Damon’s adoption papers. Damon sneaked a kiss with Liza. Erica told Jackson and Bianca she was turning Fusion over to Greenlee. JR told Marissa he was going to the cottage alone, but Annie showed up. Frankie offered to let Madison stay with


him and Randi. Angie had another attack of disorientation. Greenlee confronted David after Ryan told her David knew he wouldn’t go to jail. He admitted Ryan was right and apologized. Erica told Caleb not to give over the company, saying they needed to work together. He told the Chandler boys to draw up an offer, while Annie and JR schemed. Colby turned down the New York internship to stay near Damon. As the World Turns — Barbara woke up in a warehouse filled with party favors, candy and a clown doll that talked to her in Henry’s voice. Henry and Vienna exchanged vows, and Katie realized Vienna had not told Henry about faking


The Bold and the Beautiful — Bridget visited Nick on the Shady Marlin and pleaded with him not to give up on their marriage. He made his thoughts clear about their future. Steffy gave Brooke and Oliver a list of her demands in exchange for being quiet about their tryst. Ridge made a confession of his own about the night of Hope’s party. Brooke made a shocking announcement about her future at Forrester Creations. Hope was taken aback by advice from Oliver about her future and made a heartbreaking decision. Nick issued a stern warning to Jackie, stunning Bridget and Owen. Days of Our Lives — Arianna was released on bail. Brady wanted to pay it, but EJ beat him to it. EJ told Nicole he had proof she set up Arianna. Nicole later overheard EJ and Stefano discussing the fact that they had no evidence against her. She recorded the conversation and learned the truth about EJ’s role in Sydney’s kidnapping. Will overheard Madeline and Kate talking about Madeline’s past as a call girl and threw it in Chad’s face when they argued over Gabi. Stefano feared he was setting himself up by getting close to Sami. Carly told Chloe she would keep quiet about her affair with Philip, but only if a paternity test proved the baby was Daniel’s.

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her pregnancy and miscarriage. She resolved to tell him the truth. Jack offered to fix up a cabin on Snyder Farm for Janet, Liberty and the baby. He suggested hiring Gabriel to help, but Gabriel didn’t want “charity.” Instead, he entered a high-stakes poker game and was arrested. Craig realized Gabriel was trying to earn money and persuaded Jack to offer him work on the farm again. Craig made a bid for Worldwide, but Lucinda refused to lower the price.


General Hospital — Johnny yanked Kristina away from the car before it exploded, and she was rushed to the hospital. Michael arrived at Sonny’s office to overhear him admitting he was behind the

bombing. Maxie freaked out when Franco showed up with 66 roses and questioned him about the photo. Karen, Franco’s mother, put on a ditsy act in front of Jason and Dante and denied any connection to Franco. Later, Franco arrived and told her his actions were all in the name of creating a masterpiece. Patrick had sex with Lisa and then arrived home to find Robin had returned from Africa. Sonny lied to Alexis about planting the bomb and ordered Kristina to stay away from Johnny. Olivia and Johnny had a goodbye tryst. Liz missed Lucky and went to see him but found him and Maxie kissing. One Life to Live — Todd was surprised to find Dani and Starr at the barn as he faced off with Bull. The shootout left Bull dead and James wounded. Nate and Todd got him to the hospital, where they found Blair and a very sick Tea. After Tea told Dani she was dying of cancer, Blair commended her for telling the truth and promised to help Dani cope. Viki and Charlie vowed to work together to get Dorian and David to face their feelings for each other. At the police station, Cole learned of the shootout and went to the hospital to see Starr. He told her Hannah had been lying to him about everything and apologized. Eli threatened Hannah not to tell what she knew about Marty and Ford. The Young and the Restless — Jill arrived at Kay’s Fourth of July barbecue with a man named Morgan, who Kay and Nikki assumed was a paid escort. Ashley confronted Abby about the sex tape, but Abby refused to apologize and made a public spectacle of herself. Adam told Patty she needed to confess to Adam Newman’s murder. Adam was arrested for conspiracy to commit murder and came face to face with Nick. Owen told Paul that Patty knew everything about the night of the murder. Michael overheard and told Owen he had the killer, and it wasn’t Nick Newman.



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Tim McGraw impersonator aiding cancer research Concert, marathon will raise money for Tug McGraw Foundation


In the swing: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, shown at Frederik Meijer Gardens, will join the Grand Rapids Symphony Picnic Pops Thursday and Friday at Cannonsburg Ski Area.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on a six-week swing


A tall order

Crites must raise a minimum of $3,000 to run in the marathon in November. Jeff McMahon, the keyboardist for McGraw’s band, The Dancehall Doctors, and director of Team McGraw, approached the Grand Rapids resident about six months ago after meeting him at a concert. “He recognized me right away,” Crites said. The 43-year-old bears a remarkable likeness to McGraw, down to the singer’s height, body type and weight. “We weigh within three pounds of each other,” Crites said. His singing voice is similar to McGraw’s, a fact which led the Pentwater High School graduate to a niche career as an impersonator, or, as McMahon calls him, “the Timposter.”

Capping it off

A 2007 Whitecaps game gave him the final push after years of folks telling Crites he looked like McGraw. “I was watching the game, and (one of the Whitecaps front office staff) came up to me and said, ‘Holy mackerel, come in the (broadcasting) booth here,” he said. “They put me up on the big screen, and instantly, people thought Tim McGraw was at the game. They had me run out on the field and sing a little bit, and people were mobbing me. “I thought I was just playing around, but the next day it was all over the radio that Tim McGraw was at the game. At that point, I thought maybe I





Look-alike: Lee Crites, right, a Tim McGraw impersonator, stands with Jeff McMahon, keyboardist for McGraw’s band, The Dancehall Doctors. Crites is raising funds for the Tug McGraw Foundation with a performance Aug. 3 at Bennigan’s on Alpine Avenue NW.

IF YOU GO Tug McGraw Foundation Fundraiser, with Tim McGraw Tribute Artist Lee Crites When: 7 p.m. Aug. 3 Where: Bennigans Restaurant, 3303 Alpine Ave NW Information: 20 percent of food and drink bills on Aug. 3 will go toward the Tug McGraw Foundation and brain cancer research and development. Connect: Mymcrawshow. com, could do a Tim McGraw tribute show.” Since then, Crites has had gigs ranging from doing singing telegrams in Grand Rapids to playing the Lapeer Days Festival to winning an award at the national Celebrity Impersonators Convention in Las Vegas. “I’m not the only Tim McGraw impersonator, but people say I am the best they’ve seen,” he said.

Fundraising key

There’s nothing artificial in the entertainer’s desire to raise money for the foundation, but it has been a challenge. “If I can’t raise the $3,000, I have to cover it myself,” he said. “At one point, I wasn’t sure I could do it, and I wrote (McMahon). Within two hours,



“(The Whitecaps) put me up on the big screen, and instantly, people thought Tim McGraw was at the game.” — Lee Crites, impersonator Jeff called and convinced me to believe in myself, that I could do it.” McMahon is excited about recent collaborations between the foundation and military researchers. “Soldiers who experience traumatic brain injury experience a lot of the same quality of life issues as brain tumor patients,” he said. “This collaboration has meant shared progress and accelerated research.” McMahon says Crites, who is in the midst of an intense, 26-week training regimen for the marathon, will be helping a crucial cause through his running and fundraising. “Brain tumors are a leading cause of cancer deaths for children and young adults,” McMahon said. “The New York City Marathon is such an exclusive event, our runners come prepared to go the distance. Raising awareness of our mission is terrific — funding our research is critical.”

GRAND RAPIDS — Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has recorded eight albums, been seen many times on TV shows from Jay Leno to Conan O’Brian, and played the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999. But the group that plays jump-swing music in fedoras and pinstripe suits mainly is a traveling band that prides itself on its live shows. “I think this is a great live band,” said trumpeter Glen “The Kid” Marhevka. “I think the recordings are great, but the band always wins an audience over. Anybody who sees us is blown away.” Their track record of a halfdozen trips to West Michigan, including a gig at The Orbit Room in 1998, the grand opening of Meijer Gardens Amphitheater in 2003 (returning in 2008), and their Christmas show in 2007 at Forest Hills Fine Arts Center, proves the point. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy returns to Cannonsburg Ski Area this week for the second week of Grand Rapids Symphony’s Picnic Pops. The band, led by guitarist and singer Scotty Morris, played previously with the Picnic Pops five years ago. “I like the group because they definitely put a contemporary swing on swing,” said John Varineau, associated conductor, who leads this week’s concerts.

IF YOU GO Grand Rapids Symphony Picnic Pops Featuring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, gates open at 5:30 p.m. Where: Cannonsburg Ski Area, 6800 Cannonsburg Road NE Tickets: Lawn seats are $14 adults, $12 students and seniors, $5 ages 2-15 (add $2 for lawn seats purchased the day of the show), free to children younger than 2. Call Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787 or go to More info: For table seats or reserved chairs, call the Grand Rapids Symphony at 454-9451 or go to “It’s hard-driving swing.” The ensemble’s seventh studio album, “How Big Can You Get,” a tribute to the legendary Cab Calloway, debuted last year, and the band will play several tunes from the 2009 recording on Thursday and Friday. The album was recorded in the famous Capitol Records studio in Los Angeles, on old equipment, using old microphones, dating back to the days

of long-playing records. “It’s so cool to be in a studio where Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Dean Martin recorded,” Marhevka said. “You go in there, and you feel their presence.” Most of BBVD’s music is original material, including their biggest hits, “You & Me and the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight” and “Go Daddy-O.” But a few standards, such as Calloway’s “Minnie the Moocher” have been a part of their shows for a long time. Marhevka counts himself a fan since his parents first took him to see Calloway perform at Disneyland in California in the mid-1980s. “I didn’t know who he was, but I was just blown away,” he said. “it was such a great night and a big inspiration for me.” Same can be said for the flashy “zoot suits” favored by Calloway and other entertainers of the era, and BBVD member always are on the lookout for vintage clothing. The group’s summer tour opened earlier this month on a sweltering day in Phoenix. Its six-week swing brings the band tonight to Lexington Music Theater, north of Port Huron, and on Tuesday in Lansing for the Common Ground Music Festival before Cannonsburg show. “We’re kind of, always, sort of, on the road,” he said. E-mail:




Tim McGraw impersonator Lee Crites has faced down a few big challenges, including holding the 2003 Guinness Book of World Records record for pushups (125 in 60 seconds), and singing the national anthem at a Whitecaps game. Training for the New York City Marathon to raise money for the Tug McGraw Foundation through Team McGraw is his latest — and most meaningful — test to date. “Since I started training, I’ve gained so much more awareness of what brain cancers and tumors and brain trauma are all about,” he said. “So many people are affected, including family and friends (of patients). I’ve had people give me the change in their pockets, and that’s great. You’re touching somebody’s life no matter what you’re able to give.”


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On exhibit in West Michigan galleries To be included in the On Exhibit listing, send a notice to The Press at least two weeks before the exhibit opens. Include the exhibit title and duration, gallery name, address and hours. E-mail: onexhibit@grpress. com. High resolution images may be included.

WHAT’S NEW Button-Petter Gallery, 161 Blue Star Highway, Douglas (269-857-2175, — New paintings by Grand Rapids artists Kenneth Cadwallader and Kathleen Kalinowski, today through July 24; artists’ reception 1-5 p.m. today. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. FridaySunday and 11 a.m.-noon Monday. Grand Gallery of Ada, 596 Ada Drive SE (676-4604, www.grandgallery. com) — “The Spirit of Summer” featuring new works by Lou Heiser, Ann Teliczan and Julie Quinn. Artists reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday with music by the Village Jazz Trio. Artist workshops with Lou Heiser on Wednesday and Thursday, and Julie Quinn on July 28. Call the gallery for details. Hours are 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Leep Art Gallery, Pine Rest Christian Services main campus, 300 68th St. SE (222-4530, “Everyday Sanctuaries,” the work of Southwest Michigan native Charles LaRue, through Oct. 4. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

STILL SHOWING 654 Art Gallery, 654 Croswell St. SE (451-9858, — Paintings by Scott Kenyon, through December. Hours are 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays. Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids, 532 Ottawa Ave. NW (4592787, — “Exploring the Heart of Color,” works by artists from Spectrum Health’s Neuro Rehabilitation Services — Residential Program, through Sept. 10. Open weekdays but hours vary, so call ahead. Byrneboehm Gallery, 959 Lake Drive SE (336-0209, byrneboehmgallery. com) — “Landlocked,” works by Chris Stoffel Overvoorde and Molly Pettengill, through Aug. 27. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. TuesdayFriday. Calvin Church Atrium, 700 Ethel St. SE (451-8467, — “People and Places in Indonesia,” photography by Melanie Nyhof, through August. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Creative One Gallery, 98 E. Division Ave., Sparta (887-2190, — Regional Arts Guild of Sparta hosts “Artist Spotlight,” featuring gourd art by Kathy Priest, through Aug. 6. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. East Grand Rapids Library Art Gallery, 746 Lakeside Drive SE (6473880, — Works by Hans VanKuilenburg, through July 31. Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. MondayThursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Forest Hills Fine Arts Center, 600 Forest Hill Ave. SE (493-8965,

Local scene: Lou Heiser’s oil “Over Thornapple” is on display at the Grand Gallery of Ada. — “Labels Are for Soup,” exhibit presented by The Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan featuring artists who suffered from at least one treatable brain disorder, through Aug. 11. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayFriday. Franciscan Life Process Center, 11650 Downes St., Lowell (897-7842, — “Timeline,” a solo exhibition by multi-media artist Jan Upp, through Aug. 15. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayFriday or by appointment. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE (888-957-1580, — “Sculptors Celebrate the Legacy of Fred and Lena Meijer,” works by artists represented in the permanent collection help celebrate the Gardens’ 15th anniversary, through Jan. 2; “Chihuly: A New Eden,” work by world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, through Sept. 30. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Gainey Gallery, Van Singel Fine Arts Center, 8500 Burlingame Ave. SW, Byron Center (878-6800, — Prints and photography by Tracy May Fouts and Katherine Johnson, through Aug. 20. Hours are noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Gallery at Cherie Inn, 969 Cherry St. (285-3305) — Fine art and gifts by Sylvia Krissoff and Loretta Sailors, through July 31. Hours are 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. George and Barbara Gordon Gallery, Richard M. DeVos Center, Grand Valley State University Pew Campus, 401 W. Fulton St. (3312563) — Oil paintings by the late Mathias J. Alten. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday.


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Gerald R. Ford Museum, 303 Pearl St. NW (254-0400, — “School House to White House: The Education of the Presidents,” includes documents, artifacts, photos and films from the collections of the National Archives that reveal details about the children who grew up to be presidents, through Oct. 17. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Graffia Gallery, 215 W. Savidge St., Spring Lake (844-7006, — “International Creations,” artworks from around the world, through July 31. Hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center NW (831-1000, — “Ox-Bow Centennial Exhibition” through Aug. 20; “Dutch Utopia: American Artists in Holland, 1880-1914” through Aug. 15; “Chris Stoffel Overvoorde: The Alberta Drawings” through Aug. 15. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TuesdayThursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Holland Area Arts Council, 150 E. Eighth St. (396-3278, hollandarts. org) — “Don’t Just Sit There, DO Something!” through Sept. 3; “From Start to Finish,” paintings and drawings by Reid Masselink, through Aug. 31; “The Art-Full Life: Alice Hertel,” through Aug. 31; Works by Wanda Anderson, through Sept. 4. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. MondayThursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Holland Museum, 31 W. 10th St. ( — “Thank God for Michigan! Local Soldiers in the Civil War,” artifacts and photographs exploring Michigan’s role in the Civil War, through today; “Smile,” photographs exploring the people of Holland, through August. Hours are



Swirls of color: Christopher Blank’s “A Touch of Pink” is on display at The Timmel Collection in Saugatuck. Hours are noon-4 p.m. daily through Labor Day. Second Christian Reformed Church, Atrium Gallery, 2021 Sheldon Rd., Grand Haven (8420710, — “Summer Splendor,” work by Kimiko Petersen, Helen Lystra and Rob Michmerhuizen, through Aug. 23. Hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MondayThursday and 9 a.m.-noon Friday. The Timmel Collection, 133 Main St., Saugatuck (269/857-7274, — New acrylic and mixed media paintings by Christopher Blank, through July 30. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, 41 Sheldon Blvd. SE (454-7000, — Summer exhibitions showcasing the artwork of Rebecca Murtaugh, Bryan Leister, Justin Webb, Nicola Vruwink, Christopher Gauthier, through Aug. 6; group exhibition “,” through July 31. Hours are noon-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-7 p.m. Sunday. Walker Library, 4293 Remembrance Road (647-3970, — Works by Rivertown Artist Guild

members, through July 31. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Washington Square Art Gallery, 453 Washington Ave., Holland (394-3061, — Paintings by Mary Van Kampen, through July 31. Hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Water Street Gallery, 98 Center St., Douglas (269-857-8485, — “Novel: Paintings that Tell a Story” through Wednesday. Hours are noon-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. White River Gallery, 8701 Ferry St., Montague (artscouncilofwhitelake. org) — Jewelry, stained glass, acrylics and more by Linda Busse, through Aug. 1. Hours are 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. The Winchester, 648 Wealthy St. SE (451-4969, — Paintings by Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins through August. Hours are 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-2 a.m. Sunday.

MUSIC NOTES Rusted Root at The Intersection Pittsburgh’s Rusted Root — combining percussive elements to bluegrass rock and African, Latin and Native American sounds — performs at The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave. SW. Doors open at 7 p.m. Wednesday for the all-ages show. Tickets are $20 and available at the Intersection box office, Shakedown Street, Purple East, Vertigo Music or Ticketmaster locations (

Chamber Music Fest


10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, WednesdaySaturday. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo (269-3497775, — “Flowers in Art: Selections from the Collection” through Sept. 12; “On Paper — Lincoln Center Art” featuring works by Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, Jacob Lawrence, Robert Rauschenberg and Larry Rivers, through Aug. 14. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon5 p.m. Sunday. Kendall Gallery, Kendall College of Art and Design, 17 Fountain St. NW (800-676-2787, — “Studio Excellence Awards 2010,” highlights the work of one selected senior from each of the studio programs, through July 23. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing (517-355-7631, — “EyePoppers: Big and Bold from the Kresge Art Museum Collection,” more than 25 works from the past five decades, through July 31. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayWednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. MercuryHead Gallery, 962 E. Fulton St. (456-6022) — “Brilliant Landscapes,” showcasing the work of Rex Tower, Al Cianfarani and George Peebles, through July 30. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. MondayFriday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave. (231-720-2570, — “Color it Bizarre: Clarice Cliff Pottery from a Michigan Collection,” through Aug. 1; “A Collector’s Gift: Works by Walter Shirlaw and J. Frank Currier,” through Aug. 8; “82nd Regional Exhibition” through Aug. 25. Hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. TuesdaySaturday (until 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday), noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Public Museum of Grand Rapids, 272 Pearl St. NW (456-3977, — “Amway: 50 Years of Helping People Live Better Lives,” includes items from Amway archives and personal items on loan from company founders Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel, through November. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MondaySaturday (until 8 p.m. Tuesday). Riverwalk Gallery, Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, 113 Riverwalk Plaza (897-9161, — “Close to the Land III,” oils celebrating the Michigan landscape by Mary E. Anderson, through Sept. 17. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Bertha Krueger Reid Exhibition Hall, 400 Culver St. (269-857-2399, sc4a. org) — “Re(fr)action: Experiencing the Art of Glass,” glass works by Dale Chihuly, Nancy Callan, Michael Rogers and others through Aug. 9; reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Saugatuck-Douglas Museum, 735 Park St., Saugatuck (269-8577900, — “A Place Called Ox-Bow: 100 Years of Connecting Art, Nature and People.”

Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck presents “C’est Magnifique,” an evening of French chamber music for winds and piano by Jacques Ibert, Darius Milhaud and Francis Poulenc at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the Woman’s Club of Saugatuck. The facility is located at Butler at the intersection of Hoffman streets in Saugatuck. Tickets are $20 adults, $10 students. Thursday’s concert is sold out, but seats may be available at the door. For more information, call 269-857-1424, or go to

Umphrey’s McGee Prog-rock jam band Umphrey’s McGee performs at 7 p.m. Friday at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE. The band promises to bring hard rock to the flora and fauna of the Gardens. Tickets are $37 for the general public or $35 for Gardens members. Tickets are available at the venue during hours of operation, or at StarTickets locations, online at or by phone at 800-585-3737.

Bliss electronic fest Rob Bliss, Grand Rapids event coordinator, is hosting the second annual Grand Rapids Electronic Music Night (GREMN) from 7 p.m.-midnight July 30. Headlining the local lineup of deejays is Chicago-based DJ Kalendr. Also spinning the one’s and two’s will be DJs Steve Swift, Brandon Hill, SuperDre, Jared Wallace and Sonnrize. The event will be held at Calder Plaza, off Ottawa Avenue. Admission is free, though Bliss is encouraging his attendees to donate $5 each to help cover costs of the event. For more information, visit the Rob Bliss Events Facebook page.


Irresistible: Children touch the 2009 ArtPrize finalist “Imagine That” at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum.

ArtPrize releases final tallies matching on Thursday. That early information came GRAND RAPIDS — ArtPrize from data taken a day earlier. has released its final, audited “Those numbers were pulled count for the 2010 exhibition, from a report generated a day and the total numbers of art- prior to connections closing ists and venues participating with hundreds of artists still this fall remain the same as un- left to secure venues,” said veiled last week. But there are Paul Moore, director of coma few differences in the break- munications for ArtPrize. “Artdown of the 1,713 artists and ists and venues also canceled 192 venues set to be part of the connections they decided, for exhibition opening Sept. 22. whatever reason, were made A closer look at the data prematurely.” shows artists from 21 countries Last year, 1,262 artists disand 44 U.S. states will partici- played work in the inaugural pate in the competition offer- exhibition that attracted worlding $450,000 in prize money. wide notice and drew tens of Those figures include sev- thousands downtown to see art eral more countries but fewer on display in 159 locations. states than the preliminary figures released after the close of E-mail: THE GRAND RAPIDS PRESS


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Filmmaking couple has big plans for ‘Small Change’ “Small Change” shot during the first few months of the year, and stars local actors Jerry Duba, Maurice Preston and Dan La Voie. Set in an office, the story follows a man who experiences several unexpected events, and and fulfills one of his life’s BY JOHN SERBA dreams. The soundtrack will THE GRAND RAPIDS PRESS include local bands Papa Vegas, The Rocket King and more. “Small Change” is a big deal The Penneys hope to show for a local filmmaking couple. the film locally in August, and The comedy is the fifth fea- shop it to distributors. Some of ture by Chris and Amy Penney, their previous films, including under their Dogbyte Films ban- “Sleep Disorder,” “Bigfoot: The ner. A press release proudly Making of a Documentary” touts the film’s entirely Grand and “The Basement,” got DVD Rapidian cast, crew and loca- distribution; the latter two are tions (save for Mike Schank, available on DVD via IndieFlix. of “American Movie” fame, com. who guest stars). It also lists “Our first film (‘Sleep Disthe Penneys as writers, editors, order’) was probably one of cinematographers and direc- the worst movies ever made,” tors — and that they financed Penney said. “Somehow, it the movie with credit cards. was picked up for distribution Read between the lines, and and actually sold worldwide. it’s easy to see making movies Each film has gotten better and is a labor of love for them. better. “As we continue to make “However, we have yet to films and continue to learn, we come across any legitimate are starting to convince our- funding source to allow us to selves that a small crew is more expand to the million-dollar desirable,” Chris Penney said. type film that you see at film “We can be efficient and enjoy fests and in major theaters.” our time on the set working The Penneys will present a together like a family rather sneak peek of “Small Change” than a production crew. That during an event they are orgaexperience in itself is truly nizing to benefit Mackenzie’s rewarding.” Animal Sanctuary in Lake Currently in post-production, Odessa. The screening will


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Chris Penney: The filmmaker at work on the set of “Small Change,” which he produced with his wife, Amy.


Clapton, Elvis events on tap at Celebration A pair of one-night-only music events will take place at Celebration Cinema North, 2121 Celebration Drive NE. “Eric Clapton: Crossroads 2010” features performance and backstage footage from the songwriter/guitarist’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, which took place June 26 in Chicago. Performers include Clapton, the

Allman Brothers Band, ZZ Top, Steve Winwood, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Guy, John Mayer and more. It will show at 7:30 p.m. July 27. “Elvis on Tour: 75th Anniversary Celebration” will take place at 7 p.m. July 29. It includes documentary content and never-before-seen footage of Elvis Presley live. Tickets for each event are $11.50; information at, 530-7469.

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THE A-TEAM (ᗂᗂ ) — Action extravaganza adapts 1980s TV show about a group of unjustly blacklisted soldiers trying to clear their names — with Liam Neeson. Rated PG-13: intense sequences of action and violence, language, smoking. 117 min. (John Serba) BABIES (ᗂᗂᗂ 1/2) — Documentary follows four babies from disparate corners of the world. Rated PG: cultural and maternal nudity. 78 min. (John Serba) THE BACK-UP PLAN (ᗂ 1/2) — Romantic comedy about a woman who meets the man of her dreams the day after she’s artificially inseminated — with Jennifer Lopez, Alex O’Loughlin. Rated PG13: sexual content, sexual references, crude material, language. 106 min. (John Serba) THE BOUNTY HUNTER (ᗂ 1/2) — A bounty hunter learns that his next target is his ex-wife in this comedy — with Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler. Rated PG13: sexual content, suggestive comments, language, violence. 110 min. (John Serba) CASINO JACK AND THE UNITED STATES OF MONEY (ᗂᗂᗂ) — Documentary details the events leading up to the incarceration of Washington, D.C., lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Rated R: some language. 118 min. (John Serba) CLASH OF THE TITANS (ᗂᗂ) — Mythological action-adventure saga about a warrior squaring off against gods and monsters — with Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson. Rated PG-13: fantasy action violence, some frightening images, brief sensuality. 118 min. (John Serba) DATE NIGHT (ᗂᗂᗂ) — A stuck-in-arut married couple find themselves in a dangerous mistaken-identity plot in this comedy — with Tina Fey, Steve Carell. Rated PG-13: sexual and crude content throughout, language, some violence, a drug reference. 88 min. (James Sanford) DESPICABLE ME (ᗂᗂᗂ) — A

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supervillain’s plan to steal the moon is altered after he meets three orphan girls in this animated film — with the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel. Rated PG: rude humor, mild action. 95 min. (John Serba) GET HIM TO THE GREEK (ᗂᗂ 1/2) — Comedy spinoff of “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” about raucous rock star Aldous Snow and his assistant’s futile attempts to control him — with Russell Brand, Jonah Hill. Rated R: strong sexual content and drug use throughout, pervasive language. 109 min. (James Sanford) THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (ᗂᗂᗂ 1/2) — Swedish film adaptation of best-selling novel about a journalist and computer hacker investigating murders — with Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist. Rated R: disturbing violent content, rape, grisly images, sexual material, nudity, language. 152 min. (John Serba) GROWN UPS (ᗂᗂ) — Five old highschool buddies reunite for a holiday weekend in this comedy — with Adam Sandler, Kevin James. Rated PG-13: crude material, suggestive references, language, some male rear nudity. 102 min. (Andrew Jefchak) HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (ᗂᗂᗂ 1/2) — Animated tale of a geeky outcast Viking who becomes unlikely friends with a feared dragon — with the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler. Rated PG: sequences of intense action and some scary images, brief mild language. 98 min. (John Serba) IRON MAN 2 (ᗂᗂ 1/2) — The armored superhero takes on a nasty new Russian villain in this comic-book sequel — with Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke. Rated PG-13: sequences of intense sci-fi action, violence, language. 124 min. (John Serba) THE KARATE KID (ᗂᗂ 1/2) — Remake of 1984 film about an American boy in China who learns martial arts to fight back against bullies — with Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan. Rated PG: bullying, martial

arts action violence, some mild language. 140 min. (John Serba) KNIGHT AND DAY (ᗂᗂ 1/2) — Actioncomedy about a spy who entangles his new girlfriend in a dangerous plot — with Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz. Rated PG-13: sequences of action violence throughout, brief strong language. 103 min. (James Sanford) THE LAST AIRBENDER (ᗂᗂ 1/2) — M. Night Shyamalan directs this fantasy about a young hero who can manipulate the elements and possibly end a lengthy war — with Noah Ringer, Jackson Rathbone. Rated PG: fantasy action violence. 103 min. (Andrew Jefchak) LETTERS TO JULIET (ᗂᗂ) — An American girl visiting Italy helps an older woman find her long-lost love — with Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave. Rated PG: brief rude behavior, some language, smoking. 105 min. (John Serba) MARMADUKE (ᗂᗂ) — Kiddie comedy based on the comic strip about a huge, lovable, clumsy Great Dane — with the voices of Owen Wilson, Emma Stone. Rated PG: some rude humor, language. 87 min. (John Serba) OCEANS (ᗂᗂᗂ 1/2) — Disney documentary about the ecology of the Earth’s oceans. Rated G. 100 min. (John Serba) PLEASE GIVE (ᗂᗂ 1/2) — Indie comedy about a couple who sells antiques acquired after their owners die — with Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt. Rated R: language, some sexual content, nudity. 90 min. (John Serba) PREDATORS — A group of humans is stalked by nasty creatures on an alien planet; part of the “Predator” franchise — with Adrien Brody, Topher Grace. Rated R: strong creature violence and gore, pervasive language. 106 min. (John Serba) PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME (ᗂᗂ) — Action-adventure

video-game adaptation about a warrior fighting to clear his name and save the world — with Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton. Rated PG-13: intense sequences of violence, action. 116 min. (John Serba) A PROPHET (ᗂᗂᗂ 1/2) — A young convict integrates himself into prison gangs and culture in this French drama — with Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup. Subtitled. Rated R: strong violence, sexual content, nudity, language, drug material. 150 min. (John Serba) ROBIN HOOD (ᗂᗂᗂ) — Ridley Scott directs the new adventure of the classic English folk hero who robs from the rich and gives to the poor — with Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett. Rated PG-13: violence, intense sequences of warfare, sexual content. 140 min. (John Serba) SHREK FOREVER AFTER (ᗂᗂ 1/2) — Fourth film in the animated series puts the grumpy green ogre in an alternate reality ruled by Rumpelstiltskin — with the voices of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz. Rated PG: mild action, some rude humor, brief language. 93 min. (John Serba) SPLICE (ᗂᗂᗂ) — Thriller about a pair of scientists whose experiment to splice human and animal DNA has horrible results — with Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley. Rated R: disturbing elements, strong sexuality, nudity, sci-fi violence, language. 104 min. (James Sanford) TOY STORY 3 (ᗂᗂᗂ) — Pixar’s popular animated franchise deposits Woody, Buzz Lightyear and their plaything pals in a day care center — with the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen. Rated G. 103 min. (John Serba) THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE (ᗂᗂ 1/2) — Third film in the series finds Bella forced to choose a beau, either vampire Edward or werewolf Jacob — with Kristin Stewart, Taylor Lautner. Rated PG-13: intense sequences of action and violence, some sensuality. 124 min. (John Serba)


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Remake: Sam Worthington, above, portrays Perseus, and Liam Neeson, below, is Zeus in “Clash of the Titans.”



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IN CONCERT Dai Nhac Hoi, today, DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Blissfest Music Festival with John Hiatt, Richie Havens, today, Festival Farm, 3695 Division Road, near Cross Village, north of Harbor Springs, $25-$40, Plug It Up, A Gulf Marine Life Rescue Benefit with SuperDre, La Famiglia, Chance Jones, Juleus, AB! & Coconut Brown, Gray Theory, Nathan Kalish and the Wildfire, Cain Marko, The Fainting Generals, Head, noon-8 p.m. today, Billy’s, 1437 Wealthy St. SE, $10, $7 with a supply donation, 459-5757, Booth Brothers, 6 p.m. today; Karen Peck, 6 p.m. July 18, Sandy Pines Lakeside Chapel, in Sandy Pines Campground, Hopkins, donation, 896-8315, Set Free, 6:30 tonight; Kitchen Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Luke Lenhart & Friends, 7:45 p.m. Friday; The Lordsmen, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. Saturday; Calico, 6:30 p.m. July 18, Hallelujah Square Gospel Music Barn, the Chapel in the Pines, 6881 64th Ave., Hudsonville, free, 875-8928, 12 Stones with FLEDFive, 7:30 tonight, $8-$10; Rusted Root, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, $20; Matisyahu, 7 p.m. Thursday, $17-$20; Titus Andronicus, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, front lounge, $10; Punch Brothers, 7 p.m. Friday, $17-$20, The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave. SW, 800-745-3000 or 451-8232, or Worship on the Waterfront: Singing Crusaders, 7:30 tonight; Sarah Schieber, 7:30 p.m. July 18, Waterfront Stadium, 1 N. Harbor Drive, Grand Haven, donation, 8426600, www.worshiponthewaterfront. org. Cook International Carillon

Concert Series: Julia Ann Walton, 8 tonight; Peter Langberg, 8 p.m. July 18, Grand Valley State University, Cook Carillon Plaza, Allendale, Beckering Family Carillon Concert Series: Sharon Hettinger, noon Wednesday, Beckering Family Carillon, Lacks International Plaza, Richard M. DeVos Center, Robert C. Pew Campus, downtown Grand Rapids, free, 331-3484, Jazz at the Zoo: Grupo Aye, sponsored by West Michigan Jazz Society, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, John Ball Park, bandshell, 1300 W. Fulton St., free, donations accepted, 458-0125, Cooper, Hay, Van Lente Trio, 8 p.m. Monday, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver St., Saugatuck, $15, 269-857-2399, Huntington Rogue River Blues Series, sponsored by Rockford Area Arts Commission, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Open Mic Night, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Garden Club Park Stage, along White Pine Trail, near dam, downtown Rockford, free. Concerts in the Park: Union Guns, sponsored by Wyoming Community Enrichment Commission, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Lamar Park, 2561 Porter St. SW, Wyoming, free. Silent Bark, 7 p.m. Tuesday, John Collins Park, Reeds Lake Boulevard and Lakeside Drive SE, East Grand Rapids, free, 949-1750, Tuesdays at the Park, sponsored by Grand Haven Area Arts Council, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Central Park, Washington Avenue, downtown Grand Haven, free, 842-2285, Concerts in the Park with Holland American Legion Band, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kollen Park, 240 Kollen Park Drive, Holland, free, 405-6460, Organ Concert with Timothy

A favorite returns: Bluesman Tommy Castro, a native of San Jose, Calif., will perform Wednesday in downtown Grand Rapids as part of the 97LAV Budweiser Blues on the Mall series. PRESS FILE PHOTO

Jansen, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Pillar Christian Reformed Church, 57 E. 10th St., Holland, 392-8686, 97LAV Budweiser Blues on the Mall: Tommy Castro, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Rosa Parks Circle on Monroe Center NW, free, Star Wars: In Concert with Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), 7 p.m. Wednesday, Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St., $35-$65, 800-745-3000, or Traditional Irish Music Session, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Sean Nos Singing and Irish Session, 7 p.m. Friday, Fenian’s Irish Pub, 19683 Main St., Conklin, free, 899-2640, Dancin’ on the Grand, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Waterfront Stadium, Grand Haven, 842-2285, Music in the Park: The Last Call Band, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Wicks Park, gazebo, Water Street, Saugatuck, free, 269-857-1701,

Steve Green 1957 Chevrolet BelAir Dorr, MI

Collector's Row Join us in showcasing our local collectors by placing a photo feature in the First Annual Collector's Row. This feature will publish in The Grand Rapids Press' special 28th Street Metro-Cruise section on Sunday, August 22, 2010. See yourself and your "toy" in print. We will be featuring hot rods, antique cars, muscle cars, street rods, antique tractors, etc. Submit a photo to publish in black & white for $25 or in color for $35. Your "Collector's Row photo feature" will include the collector's name, hometown, and make, year & model of the vehicle. Please put the collector's name on the back of the photo and send a selfaddressed stamped envelope for return of your photo(s). Photos without names and addresses cannot be returned.

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Deadline for receipt of photo and entry form: Thursday, August 12, 2010 Publishes: Sunday, August 22, 2010 B.O.B. Blues Series with The Alligators, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bobarino’s in The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave. NW, 356-2000, Open Mic Night with host Jack Flash, 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sazerac Lounge, 1418 Plainfield Ave. NE, 4510010, Douglas Social with Sam Phillippe, Strings Attached, 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Beery Field, downtown Douglas, Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts: Alive & Well, 7 p.m. Thursday, Riverwalk Plaza, downtown Lowell, free, 897-9161, Wyatt and Shari Knapp, 7 p.m. Thursday, Veterans’ Memorial Park, 254 W. Randall St., Coopersville, free, 997-8555. Thursdays at the Point, sponsored by Grand Haven Area Arts Council, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Mill Point Park, downtown Spring Lake, free, 842-2285, Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck with Jacques Ibert, Darius Milhaud and Francis Poulenc: “C’est Magnifique,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Saugatuck Woman’s Club, 310 Butler St., Saugatuck, adults $20, students $10, 269-857-1424, Grand Rapids Symphony Picnic Pops: “Big Bad Voodoo Daddy,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Cannonsburg Ski Area, 6800 Cannonsburg Road NE, adults $14$43, seniors $12-$14, students $12$14, ages 2-15 $5-$7, free to children younger than 2, lawn seats $2 more at gate, 800-745-3000 or 454-9451, Acoustic Stew: Ruth Gerson, 8 p.m. Thursday, One Trick Pony, 136 E. Fulton St., 235-7669, Parties in the Park: Dutch Henry, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Hackley Park, Webster Avenue and Third Street, Muskegon, free, 231-737-5665, Summer Concert Series: The Macpodz, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Kollen Park, 240 Kollen Park Drive, Holland, 394-0000. Umphrey’s McGee, 7 p.m. Friday, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE, $35-$37, free to age 2 and younger, 800-585-3737 or 957-1580, GRAM on the Green: Pangea Steel Drum Band, 7-9 p.m. Friday; Broken Flowers, a Butoh-Inspired Performance, 8 p.m. Friday, Grand Rapids Art Museum terrace, Rosa Parks Circle on Monroe Center NW, free, 831-1000, Blue Lake Summer Arts Festival: Blue Lake Faculty Showcase, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Blue Lake Festival Band, 7:30 p.m. July 18; Imago Tijl Dance Group, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, 300 E. Crystal Road, Twin Lake, 231-894-1966 or 800-221-3796, Chosen Few’s Fuego, 9 p.m. Friday, Club 131 at the DeltaPlex, 2500 Turner Ave. NW, Walker, $15$20, 800-745-3000 or 364-9000, or Theater for the Thirsty, 7 p.m. Saturday, Maranatha Bible Conference, 4759 Lake Harbor Road, Muskegon, 231-798-2161, The Dixie Echoes, 7 p.m. Saturday, Christian Reformed Conference Grounds, 12253 Lakeshore Drive, Grand Haven, donation, 842-4478, The Tubes with The Jim Cummings Band, 8 p.m. Saturday, Barn Theatre, 13351 W. Highway M-96, west of Augusta, $35, 269-731-4121,


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Covered Bridge Tour, benefiting preservation of Historic Fallasburg Village, registration, 7-9 a.m. today, Schoolhouse Museum, 13944 Covered Bridge Road, Fallasburg, four miles north of Lowell, $20, families $30, 682-0785, Antique Show, sponsored by the Ludington Branch of the American Association of University Women, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. today,


Mason County Fairgrounds, 5302 W. U.S. Highway 10, 231-845-7005, “The School House to the White House: The Education of the Presidents” and “Quilts,” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, 303 Pearl St. NW, adults $7, seniors $6, college students with ID $5, ages 6-18 $3, free to age 5 and younger, 2540400, John Ball Zoo, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, 1300 W. Fulton St., adults $7.50, age 62 and older $6.50, children $5.50, free to children younger than 2, 336-4301, Sunday Art Market, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today, Farmer’s Market pavilion, Chinook Pier, 301 N. Harbor Drive, Grand Haven, Fulton Street ARTisans Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Fulton Street Farmers Market, 145 E. Fulton St., free, Wheels of Grand Haven Car Show, noon-4 p.m. today, Washington Avenue between Harbor Drive and Third Street, Grand Haven, “Chihuly: A New Eden,” and “Sculptors Celebrate the Legacy of Fred and Lena Meijer,” noon-5 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. MondayTuesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. WednesdaySaturday, noon-5 p.m. July 18, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE, ages 14-64 $12, age 65 and older $9, students with ID $9, ages 5-13 $6, ages 3-4 $4, free to age 2 and younger, 957-1580 or 888-957-1580, West Michigan Whitecaps vs. Lake County Captains, 1 p.m. today, 7 p.m. Monday, Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Drive NE, Comstock Park, $5-$13, 784-4131 or 800-CAPSWIN, Ballroom Latin Dancing, 6 p.m. tonight; Outdoor Fitness Classes: Zumba: 5:30 p.m. Monday, Hip-Hop: 5:30 p.m. Thursday; Rosa Parks Circle on Monroe Center NW, free, Brawl for the Brawl Basketball Tournament, Monday-Thursday, DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, or Fulton Street Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday, 1145 E. Fulton St., free, Film Series: “To Be or Not to Be” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Red Barn Playhouse, 3657 63rd St., Saugatuck, suggested donation $5, 269-8575300, Swing Dancing, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Rosa Parks Circle on Monroe Center NW, donation, grandrapidsoriginalswingsociety. com. Meanwhile Film Series: “The Jerk,” 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. SE, $5, 459-4788, Regional Exhibition, 10 a.m.8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Muskegon Museum of Art, 96 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon, $5, free to students with ID and age 17 and younger, Thursdays free, 231-720-2570, Art Bazaar and Vintage Flea Market, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Holland Area Arts Council, 150 E. Eighth St., Holland,, 396-3278. Street Performer Series, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, downtown Holland, 988-6187, Grand Haven Beach Vault, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Grand Haven City Beach, South Harbor Drive, Grand Haven, free, GRAM on the Green DowntownGR Bazaar, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Grand Rapids Art Museum terrace, Rosa Parks Circle on Monroe Center NW, free, 831-1000, Friday Night at the View Family Film Series, twilight Friday, Orchard View Church of God, 2777 Leffingwell Ave. NE, free, 361-1669, All Day with the Arts, 10 a.m.3 p.m. Saturday, Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center NW, free with admission of adults $8, seniors $7, college students $7, ages 6-17 $5, free to age 5 and younger, after 5 p.m. Friday $5, 831-1000, The Great Train Robbery, benefiting Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, Mounted Division, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Coopersville and Marne Railway, 311 Danforth St., Coopersville, adults $14.50, seniors $13.50, ages 2-12 $11.50, free to children younger than 2, 997-7000, Grand Lady Riverboat Tour to Historic Haires Landing, sponsored by Jenison Historical Association, noon Saturday, 4243 Indian Mounds Drive SW, Grandville, $10, free to children younger than 2, reservations, 457-3708. Vintage Base Ball: Douglas Dutchers vs. Bonneyville Millers BBC, 2 p.m. Saturday, Beery Field, downtown Douglas, Races, 7 p.m. Saturday, Berlin

Raceway, 2060 Berlin Fair Drive, Marne, $12, seniors $10, ages 6-12 $5, 677-5000,

FOR KIDS “Curious George,” noon5 p.m. today, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.8 p.m. Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. July 18; Toddler Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday; Family Night, 5-8 p.m. Thursday; Monkey Around in Our Obstacle Course, 10 a.m.-noon Friday; Make a Monkey Puppet, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, 22 Sheldon Ave. NE, $6.50, 5-8 p.m. Thursday $1.50, free to children younger than 2, 235-4726, Summer Fun Days, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, 456-3977, Z’s Play Day, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, John Ball Zoo, 1300 W. Fulton St., free activities with admission of adults $7.50, age 62 and older $6.50, ages 3-13 $5.50, free to children younger than 2, 336-4301, What is Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Tri-Cities Historical Museum, Akeley Building, 200 Washington Ave., Grand Haven, free, 842-0700, Miranda’s Park Party, noon-2 p.m. Thursday, following 11:30 a.m. free lunch for age 18 and younger, Kollen Park, 240 Kollen Park Drive, Holland, Fresh Art + Fresh Film: “Magic in the Air,” for ages 5-8, 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver St., Saugatuck, $5, 269-857-2399, The Village Puppeteers, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, downtown Saugatuck,

ON STAGE “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” 2 p.m. today, 8 p.m. ThursdaySaturday, 2 p.m. July 18, Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain St. NE, $10-$18, 234-3946 or 451-2600, Cabaret Series: “Circle’s Stars of Tomorrow,” 7 tonight, Circle Theatre, Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, 1703 Robinson Road SE, $15, 456-6656, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” 7 tonight, 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 7 p.m. July 18, Mason Street Warehouse, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver St., Saugatuck, $33-$39.75, 269-857-4898, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Children’s Troupe: “Busytown,” 10:30 a.m. Monday, Hope College, DeWitt Center, Studio Theatre, 141 E. 12th St., Holland, $10, 395-7890, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Children’s Troupe: “Brand New Kid,” 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Friday, Hope College, DeWitt Center, Studio Theatre, 141 E. 12th St., Holland, $10, 395-7890, “Annie,” 7:30 p.m. WednesdaySaturday, 5 p.m. July 18, Circle Theatre, Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, 1703 Robinson Road SE, $25, 456-6656, “The Music Man,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Forest Hills Fine Arts Center, 600 Forest Hill Ave. SE, adults $8, age 18 and younger $6, 800-745-3000 or 493-8966, “Into the Woods,” by Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, 8 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, Hope College, DeWitt Center, 141 E. 12th St., Holland, $10-$26, 395-7890, “An Italian Straw Hat,” by Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, Hope College, DeWitt Center, 141 E. 12th St., Holland, $8-$19, 395-7890, “Hello, Muddah, Hello, Faddah,” by Jewish Theater of Grand Rapids, 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. July 18, Red Barn Playhouse, 3657 63rd St., Saugatuck, adults $20, seniors $15, students $15, 269-857-5300, River City Improv, 7:33 p.m. Saturday, Calvin College, Gezon Auditorium, 3201 Burton St. SE, $8, 526-6282,

IN A WORD Vern Ehlers: “Reflections on a Career in Public Service,” 5 p.m. Monday, Women’s City Club, 254 E. Fulton St., $28, includes dinner, reservations, 459-3321. Ox-Bow Lecture Series with Jack Becker: “Public Art in the Age of Obama,” 1:30 p.m. Friday, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Rosa Parks Circle on Monroe Center NW, free with admission of adults $8, seniors $7, college students $7, ages 6-17 $5, free to age 5 and younger, after 5 p.m. Friday $5, 831-1000, For information on entertainment events in the area, call the Grand Rapids/Kent County Convention and Visitors Bureau, (800) 678-9859,

SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010








Robotic workers wanted R

obots, those coldly efficient creatures that never take a bathroom break or file a union grievance, have been blamed for killing thousands of good-paying manufacturing jobs. But Jeff Bernstein says U.S. companies need more robots to remain competitive and keep jobs from fleeing to China, Mexico and other low-cost countries. You won’t be surprised to learn that Bernstein is the president of the Ann Arbor-based Robotics Industries Association, which promotes the industrial use of robots. But Bernstein makes a strong case that the future of U.S. manufacturing, if there is to be one, depends on increasing quality, efficiency and knowledge in building everything from cars to wind turbines. Robots are an important element in doing that, Bernstein wrote in a recent issue of Bloomberg Businessweek.

Automation needed for quality “Look at some of the new industries America wants to develop,” he said. “To get the desired quality and productivity from plants that produce wind turbines, solar panels, and advanced batteries and the cars they go in, we need robots.” General Motors Co. installed the world’s first industrial robot in a New Jersey plant in 1961. But the automaker did as much as anyone to give robots a bad name. GM built a handful of assembly plants in the 1980s that were highly automated. But GM implemented its hightech manufacturing strategy in a way that alienated its work force and resulted in costly programs to pay workers whose jobs were displaced by automation. And it took years for GM to work out all the bugs in its robots and other advanced automation. In one widely reported case, robots in the automaker’s DetroitHamtramck assembly plant sometimes painted each other instead of the cars.

Workers needed to fix robots, too Today, Bernstein notes, GM uses 1,100 robots in the Kansas City, Kan., plant that builds the hot-selling Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Malibu. GM has had to add workers to keep up with demand. Many of the new jobs in manufacturing require skills in operating and repairing robots and other computerized factory equipment. There is some evidence that manufacturing growth is being stymied by the inability of companies to find enough workers with those skills. Manufacturing employment is beginning to recover from the brutal Great Recession. But the New York Times recently reported that some companies are unable to hire as many workers as they’d like because many applicants lack the technical skills required. “I think that’s going to be our biggest challenge for the next five or six years,” Michigan Manufacturers Association President Chuck Hadden said. Bernstein said U.S. manufacturers could add many more robots to their factories. Of the more than 1 million industrial robots in use worldwide, just 20 percent of them are in the United States. “The relatively low adoption rate of robots in the U.S. is a hopeful sign, since we still have a chance to take advantage of robotics on a broader scale,” he said. Industrial robots aren’t as lovable as Rosie, the robotic maid on “The Jetsons.” But they may be key to the survival of manufacturing in Michigan and the rest of the nation. E-mail:


Enlightening: Miguel Flores and Saul Ortiz set boom lights so boaters and ship captains can spot and avoid the booms at night near the Highway 193 bridge off Dauphin Island, Ala.



Gulf crisis drives boom-maker business


ALKER — Few things are moving as fast as the 11-week oil spill across the Gulf of Mexico. It is spreading at the rate of 60,000 barrels a day. But nearly 90 new employees are giving chase at Prestige Products LLC Boom Division.

They are working around the clock to create long booms to protect critical areas along the threatened coastline. Just two months ago, the plant at 2685 North Ridge Drive NW was a vacant 100,000-square-foot warehouse, and most of the people now working there were unemployed. When BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded April 20, a pipe 5,000 feet below sea level started spewing a gigantic plume of oil and gas into the Gulf.

Prestige Products LLC Where: 2685 North Ridge Drive NW, Walker Employees on April 1: 6 Primary business then: Heavy-duty awnings for restaurants, mobile food carts Employees today: 92 and counting Primary business now: 100-foot floating booms for Gulf oil crisis


Oilcloth: Prestige Products worker Hipolito Martinez of Grand Rapids prepares a row of vinyl booms at Prestige Products LLC in Walker.

Enter Brian Rickel, 47, a Michigan native leading emergency response teams who lives in Alabama. He is a specialist in leak repair, but the BP pipe is far beyond his reach. “I can take you to the moon and back easier than I can fix a leak at 5,000 feet,” Rickel said. But, a few days after the explosion, a BP executive called Rickel because

he had a connection. “BP knew I was associated with a fabric-based manufacturer,” Rickel said. That manufacturer is Brad Brussow, president of Prestige Products. And the “fabric” his company uses is heavy-duty reinforced vinyl. When Rickel called him about the

April 20: BP Deepwater Horizon explosion April 30: BP calls Brian Rickel about boom contact May 10: BP awards Prestige its first boom contract Six weeks later: Partners Rickel, Brad Brussow and Larry Crochet arrange financing, buy equipment, lease plant space in Walker and hire 50 people to produce first truckload of booms for BP Today: Ship three truck loads a day. SOURCE: Prestige Products LLC


3-D TV mania: Is it worth the hype? Despite the novelty, the technology is encountering skeptics and outright detractors BY FRAZIER MOORE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — Let’s say you have started lusting for a 3-D television. Never mind that, when you get to the store to sample 3-D TV, you discover that World Cup soccer in 3-D may not grab you like a scene from the 3-D animated film “Monsters vs. Aliens.” The soccer match seems disappointingly flat in its wide shots. “Monsters vs. Aliens” immerses you in its animated antics. You have just learned a basic lesson

of 3-D: It isn’t all the same. But when it’s good, it’s very good. It sucks you in. It’s in your face, you’re in its face. Or so it seems. No wonder you are picturing one of these widescreen beauties in your living room. That’s what visitors to the Sony 3-D Experience at CBS’ consumer research center in Las Vegas are saying, according to preliminary polling results. Two-thirds of the visitors to this exhibition at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino say their next TV will be 3-D-capable, reported David Poltrack, president of CBS Vision. Maybe much of the public is presold by now. “3-D is a form of content that people not only like, but are willing to pay a significant premium at the box office for,” Poltrack said. “We’ve very fortunate that ‘Avatar’ was done so well and was such a big hit,” said Dan Schinasi, senior marketing manager for HDTV product


They’re in the game: Football fans are seen through 3-D glasses during a game shown on a Sony Bravia HDTV with 3-D technology in New York.

planning in Samsung’s Visual Display Product Group. “That 3-D theater experience captivated millions of people and made them realize, ‘There’s a new dimension that I’ve been missing,”’ Schinasi said. “The result is, they’re saying, ‘I want to experience that at home.”’ In these early months of 3-D-mania, jolted by the December release

of “Avatar,” a growing number of manufacturers (including Samsung, Panasonic and Sony) are wooing you with mirror-thin 3-D models whose screens stretch 40 inches and beyond, and whose price tags start around $1700. Granted, you can’t yet frolic with the Na’vi in your home in 3-D; only SEE 3-D, F2


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The Fool Take: Pa. introduces wine vending machines But buying a bottle isn’t Freeport as simple as buying Is Freeport a buy? The world’s largest publicly held copper producer, Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX), which also produces gold and molybdenum, has seen its stock slump recently as copper prices have dropped. That has happened in spite of gold’s rise and the possibility that molybdenum is headed higher. (Energy applications such as deepwater wells, oil sands and nuclear power use molybdenum.) Many expect copper to rebound, too, due to demand from China and Brazil. Should price improvements occur, Freeport stands to be one of the primary beneficiaries. The company boasts a number of strengths, including the geographic spread of its high-quality, long-lived minerals reserves. Its Grasberg operation in Papua, Indonesia, is

a bottle of pop or juice


MOTLEY FOOL INVESTMENT the world’s largest copper and gold mine in terms of reserves. And its still-new Tenke Fungurume operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo began producing copper cathode slightly more than a year ago. That operation is moving toward full-scale production of cobalt and sulfuric acid. Exploration and capacity expansions for molybdenum are occurring at several company facilities. Freeport-McMoRan came into its own in 2007 when it acquired Phelps Dodge, a copper producer twice its size. With a price-to-earnings ratio recently below 10, it’s looking like an attractive investment contender — if you can handle its volatility.



What makes interest rates go up and down? — J.S., Columbus, Ind.

Interest rates are strongly influenced by inflation and the market for debt (notes, bills, bonds, etc.). With inflation rather low in recent years, we’ve been enjoying low interest rates. (Even if they rise a bit, they will still be really low, historically speaking.) These days, we’re looking forward to recovering from our recent recession. But, as that happens, if the economy appears to be growing too briskly, the Federal Reserve, headed by Ben Bernanke, may hike short-term interest rates via the “federal funds rate” to slow growth. (The federal funds rate is the rate a bank can charge


another bank for use of its excess money.) When the economy is sluggish, the Fed often cuts rates, as lower rates give companies and people an incentive to borrow (and spend) money. The Fed can also change the “discount rate” — the rate paid by a bank to borrow short-term funds from the Fed. The prime rate and other interest rates are based primarily on these two interest rates, while mortgage rates are linked to Treasury bill rates. The money markets themselves (basic supply and demand for money) also exert great influence over interest rates.




HARRISBURG, Pa. — Swipe your driver’s license, look into the camera, blow into the breath sensor and — voila! — you have permission to buy a bottle of wine from a vending machine. Pennsylvania, which has some of the most Byzantine liquor laws in the nation, recently introduced the country’s first wine “kiosks.” If the machines are successful in their test run inside two grocery stores, the state Liquor Control Board could place the high-tech alcohol automats in about 100 others. But does anyone want to buy wine this way? It seems the answer is yes. Customers using the machine at a Giant supermarket outside Harrisburg were thrilled that it could be a permanent fixture. “This is just convenient onestop shopping,” said Darby Golec, 28, of Enola. “It’ll be nice to have it all in one area.”

Complicated laws The vending machines are a testament to the wonder of technology and the obscurity of Pennsylvania’s complicated liquor laws:  Individuals can buy wine and liquor for home consumption only in state-owned stores staffed by public employees.  Private beer distributors sell cases and kegs only.  Licensed corner stores, delis, bars and restaurants can sell beer to go, but only one or two six-packs per customer. Numerous attempts at reform have been turned back by special interests intent on keeping their slice of the pie. So simply stocking Chianti and cabernet on supermarket shelves is not an option under the state’s post-Prohibition liquor laws. The liquor board has tried to be more consumer-friendly in recent years, including opening 19 full-service state stores


In a jiffy: A shopper looks over the wine offerings from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s self-serve wine kiosk at a Giant food store near Harrisburg, Pa. At left, Jacqueline Love, with her identification and credit card in hand, selects her first bottle of wine from the kiosk.

and overtones of Big Brother. “The process is cumbersome and assumes the worst in Pennsylvania’s wine consumers — that we are a bunch of conniving underage drunks,” Wallace wrote in an e-mail. “(Liquor board) members are clearly detached from reality if they think these machines offer any value to the consumer.” Conshohocken-based Simple Brands provides the kiosks free in exchange for the ability to sell ads on attached flat-screen monitors.

and holidays. A “convenience fee” of $1 would be added after the pilot phase. The machine got a warm reception at Giant, where customers asked lots of questions and perused brochures describing the 53 available wines, from Argentine malbecs to California merlots. Simple Brands President Jim Lesser doesn’t anticipate much business from connoisseurs, but they’re not the targeted demographic. “They were developed for in supermarkets. The board the average consumer who wants a nice bottle of wine touts the kiosks as another step How they work toward modernization — “an The machines are about the with their steak and seafood,” added level of convenience in size of four large refrigerators, Lesser said. Japan and Europe have beer today’s busy society,” liquor though the wines are kept at board Chairman Patrick Staple- room temperature. An ATM- vending machines, but Lesser ton said. type device sits at one end. said the self-serve alcohol conNot everyone is swallowing A customer chooses a wine cept probably wouldn’t have that line. on a touch-screen display, worked in the U.S. until now. swipes an ID, blows into an al- Today, he noted, Americans cohol sensor (no contact with use kiosks for everything from Raising concerns Craig Wolf, president and the machine is required) and buying movie tickets to checkCEO of the Wine & Spirits looks into a surveillance cam- ing in for airplane flights. Wholesalers of America, ques- era. A state employee in HarExit surveys show customtioned the machines’ efficacy in risburg remotely approves the ers like the wine kiosks’ convepreventing sales to minors. sale after verifying the buyer nience and easy use, and early Keith Wallace, president and matches the photo ID. sales have exceeded expectafounder of The Wine School State officials say the process tions, said Lesser. of Philadelphia, described the takes 20 seconds. The kiosks Eventually, the machines kiosks as well-intentioned fail- only take credit or debit cards, may be seen in other states, ures with limited selections and they are closed Sundays he said.

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Closer look: At left, a man views a Sony 52-inch Bravia HDTV with 3-D at a Sony exhibit in New York. At right, Michael Grotticelli, foreground, an editor of Broadcast Engineering, views a demonstration of 3-D technology at the exhibit.


a 2-D edition of “Avatar” is currently for sale. But ESPN is airing 3-D sports events (including World Cup soccer). DirecTV has just flipped the Margaret Dale Michael Sara switch on a trio of 3-D channels. And Discovery says its Delaney Rogers Robinson Sierra 3-D channel, in partnership Personnel changes Mike Novakoski to president, with Sony and IMAX, will deCWD Real Estate Invest- Jeff Baxter to vice president but early next year. ment appointed Darin Piippo of business development and Headed to the marketplace to development manager, Nick James Simmons to vice presi- by year-end will be dozens of Koster to vice dent of operations. 3-D movies, games and other president of Bryon Campbell, of the Van home videos viewable with operations Andel Institute, joined the gov- 3-D-ready Blu-ray and PlayStaand Toni Reerning board of CDH Inc. tion players. drup to propMeanwhile, some 3-D TVs erty manager. Awards and achievements boast a feature that converts Greenridge John Bursch, Matthew any 2-D show to 3-D — at least Nelson and Julie Lam, of in a limited version that offers Realty added agents: Brian Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, a measure of interior depth, Va n d e b y l , Bryon received the Distinguished and nothing will leap out at you Shane Lam- Campbell Brief Award from the Thomas into the foreground. M. Cooley Law Review. bert and For now, “true 3-D” on-air Margaret Delaney to the Twenty-three Spectrum content will mostly be sports, Summit office; Dale Rogers Health Medical Group and nature programming, concerts to the Lowell office; Michael Michigan Medical P.C. physi- and other special events. Where it goes after that will Robinson to the Kentwood cian practices were named Paoffice; Kim VanDahm to the tient-Centered Medical Homes depend on several as-yet-unanEast Grand Rapids office; and by Blue Cross Blue Shield of swerable questions. Sara Sierra to the Fremont Michigan. For starters, will 3-D prove to office. be more than a passing fancy? Elzinga & Volkers Inc. pro- Groups and organizations Already, 3-D is encountering moted Joe Novakoski to vice Martha Gonzalez-Cortes, skeptics and outright detracpresident of project manage- of the Hispanic Center of West- tors. Prominent in the latter ment and elected John Parker ern Michigan, was elected af- camp is veteran film reviewto its board of directors. Sub- filiate council representative er Roger Ebert, who in a residiary Elzinga & Volkers Pro- for the National Council of La cent column listed numerous fessional Services promoted Raza. reasons why he “hates” 3-D,

blasting it as “a waste of a perfectly good dimension.” He and other 3-Dtractors insist its illusion of depth — the result of paired images of the same scene, one directed to each eye — only undermines the 3-D effect that conventional TV and cinema have always conveyed.

Extra eye wear And there is that issue of the glasses, which, until further notice, are a necessary part of the deal. So-called “active shutter” eye wear is costly (about $150 per unit) and incompatible from one brand of 3-D TV to another. It’s also isolating: Isn’t there something ironic about a dandy new 3-D set that reunites the family for group viewing, yet separates Mom, Dad and the kids from one another by their need to wear those specs? “My first reaction to 3-D was, ‘Who’s going to wear those glasses?”’ said veteran producer and former president of BBC America Garth Ancier. “I multitask when I watch TV. I sometimes use TV like radio, almost. “But 3-D is such an engaging experience that, when you put on the glasses and see something well shot in 3-D, it’s quite different from anything you’ve

“My first reaction to 3-D was, ‘Who’s going to wear those glasses?”’ — Television producer Garth Ancier ever seen before on TV. It’s like looking into another world, as opposed to a flat world.”

Innovative filmmaking Of course, this new world doesn’t just create itself. It calls for innovative filmmaking techniques to make viewing effective and comfortable to the eye. “It’s easy to make 3-D, but hard to make good 3-D,” said Chris Cookson, president of technologies for Sony Pictures Entertainment. “You can’t just lash two cameras together, run out and shoot things.” With that in mind, earlier this year, Sony opened its 3-D Technology Center, aimed at giving cinematographers and directors instruction in adapting their well-honed 2-D skills to 3-D’s possibilities. Tip: Rapid cuts, a staple of 2-D cinematography, can be dizzying to watch in 3-D — not to mention superfluous.

“So much of what we do in 2-D with multiple angles and cutaways is helping the brain build a model of what’s actually going on in space,” Cookson explained. “But you can find ways to create that same understanding by using the depth of 3-D, and you might choose not to make all those cuts.” Cookson said 3-D might find applications in filmmaking that don’t necessarily tap action or visual splendor. “People laugh and say, ‘I certainly want to see “SpiderMan” in 3-D, but I don’t want to see “My Dinner With Andre” in 3-D,”’ Cookson said. “But I’m not so sure. I think a kind of intimate dialogue between two people in 3-D might seem like it was really happening there on the screen. I think that might be interesting.” But how often, and for how long, will viewers want to hunker down for 3-D in their homes? No one knows how much immersion 3-D’s couch potatoes will embrace. Nor can anyone anticipate the audience’s tolerance for those newfangled glasses, but without hard answers, Sony’s Cookson is philosophical. “I find that, in my everyday life,” he says, “if I don’t have my glasses on, the real world doesn’t look very 3-D either.”


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big demand for booms, Brussow had six employees and a steady business in Comstock Park making awnings for restaurant decks and mobile food carts. By May 10, three partners formed Prestige Boom division, secured financing through Florida-based United Capital, leased half a warehouse in Walker and put in three boom production lines. They also quickly hired 50 people, bringing the total to 92 last week. In its outer lobby, Prestige has staged a small desk and freestanding mailbox for job seekers. “We’ve had thousands of applicants,” Brussow said, with a sigh; far more than even a booming business can absorb. Those who got in the door early find themselves working more than full time. Eighty percent were without a job for more than a year, and the other 20 percent were working lowwage jobs, making $8 to $10 an hour. Prestige is paying $10 to $12 to start. “Our employees have worked so hard,” Brussow said. “It’s been six weeks nonstop.” That means working weekends, holidays and any other spare minute. “We went from using 70,000 yards of fabric a year to 75,000 yards of fabric a week,” he said. This week, he expects to knock out a wall and expand the operation into the adjoining half of the warehouse. The pace is typical for emergency responders. “Whatever I need today, I’m already three days late,” Rickel said. He is living in temporary quarters here. The third partner, Larry Crochet of New Orleans, is working in the Gulf region. Ramping up to meet an emergency is not a simple drill. First, there is money: Rickel tapped United Capital for backing, because the Florida investor quickly approved funds. Rickel chastised local banks for being too conservative in a crisis. “This is a capital-intensive project,” he said. “(United Capital) supported our cash position. Eleven days later, we were in production.”

The chain problem

Brad Brussow

Brian Rickel

“We went from using 70,000 yards of fabric a year to 75,000 yards of fabric a week.” — Brad Brussow, partner, Prestige Products LLC Boom Division aluminum, the same bit could stay sharp for a month. A truck load of foam arrives daily from a supplier in the Thumb area, while the vinyl is from an Ontario supplier. A Michigan-based tool-anddie maker produces the end caps for connecting lengths of booms. The rapid rise in demand is affecting Prestige’s suppliers, too. The vinyl supplier typically shuts down for a month each summer. Not this year. And the foam supplier is buying a new machine to fill the demand from Prestige, Brussow said.

No. 1 with BP Although Prestige and its suppliers have ramped up quickly, their manufacturing prowess has put them in good stead with BP. Of 38 boom makers in the mix, Prestige has moved to the No. 1 spot, Brussow and Rickel said. “The others couldn’t keep up,” Brussow said. “We’re really setting the standard. BP has a full-time person here. He checks the quality of everything going out.” Average price for a 100-foot boom? $1,500. Prestige ships three truckloads a day to the Gulf. “With us at No. 1, ExxonMobil has already called us to build booms for them,” Brussow said. But first, BP needs all the booms Prestige can make.


Protection: Booms spread out in the Gulf of Mexico are meant to stop the flow of oil to the shores of several states.

And the orders likely will not subside in the short term. The scale and destruction of the oil spill is likely to keep demand high for oil-retaining gear. The Exxon Valdez spill took five years to clean up, and that was one tanker. “We’ll need to fill warehouses with booms,” Brussow said. “We believe it’s going to be mandated that every drilling platform have some boom on it.” The Gulf crisis will keep Prestige employees busy in the meantime. “The leak is over 60,000 square miles. That’s the same as the Great Lakes,” Brussow said.

that sector and supplies many of the small awnings protecting golf course mobile food carts. In the rush to supply emergency booms, he is getting about four hours of sleep each night, crashing on an air mattress in the front office as needed. He can count his days off on one hand since the BP

contract began. While the pace is rugged, the crisis clearly motivates workers as they crank out miles of boom each day. The mission is satisfying for the partners, too. “We worked so hard for so many years,” Brussow said. “Now, to help with something

like an environmental disaster is great.” For Rickel, who like Crochet lives in a Gulf state, the stakes are even higher. “We hope it goes away, without killing the Gulf,” Rickel said. E-mail:

Made in the shade The three partners met through a mutual friend about 10 years ago and, since then, have been friends and business associates. Brussow, 47, a Northwood University graduate, began working for an awning maker serving the recreational vehicle industry while in school. He came to Grand Rapids in the late 1980s to start his awning business. Before the Gulf oil disaster, Brussow was busy with high-design awnings for The Gilmore Collection, Reds on the River in Rockford and TGI Fridays in Michigan. The company also makes seat covers for Kentucky Fried Chicken in Traverse City, among others. Until booms took over, the restaurant awning business was about 60 percent of sales, Brussow said. He still serves

Some technology is common between awnings and booms: CONNECT heat-sealing seams and using heavy-duty vinyl, for example. But awnings don’t demand (video of BP miles of chain and truck loads engineer describing how booms work) of rolled closed-cell foam. Each 100-foot length of bright yellow boom has a wide pocket (website that overlays Gulf oil zone along the top edge for flotation to your home location) foam, a narrow pocket at the bottom edge for chain ballast, and anchor points at the ends and middle of the run. “The chain is the hardest to get,” Brussow said. “When this first happened, speculators bought up warehouses of chain. The price went from $1 a foot to $5 a foot overnight. “It was really a problem in the beginning.” Crochet found a Louisiana source that sold chain for $1.80 a foot, roughly double the standard rate. Boom vinyl isn’t the common truck tarp, either. The heavyduty vinyl is resistant to rips and tears. It also quickly dulls drill bits, Brussow said, at the rate of a bit a day. Through Ready to go: Workers unload booms near the Gulf.

Steve Green 1957 Chevrolet BelAir Dorr, MI

Collector's Row Join us in showcasing our local collectors by placing a photo feature in the First Annual Collector's Row. This feature will publish in The Grand Rapids Press' special 28th Street Metro-Cruise section on Sunday, August 22, 2010.


See yourself and your "toy" in print. We will be featuring hot rods, antique cars, muscle cars, street rods, antique tractors, etc. Submit a photo to publish in black & white for $25 or in color for $35. Your "Collector's Row photo feature" will include the collector's name, hometown, and make, year & model of the vehicle. Please put the collector's name on the back of the photo and send a selfaddressed stamped envelope for return of your photo(s). Photos without names and addresses cannot be returned.

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Booming business: Prestige Products workers Ivan Lopez, left, and Hipolito Martinez, both of Grand Rapids, load a stack of booms for shipment at Prestige Products LLC in Walker.

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MMA Int. checking 6 month CD 1 year CD 2.5 year CD 5 year CD 30 year mortgage 15 year mortgage 1 year ARM New car Used car HELOC 30K

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National Average 0.21 0.13 0.40 0.68 1.08 2.00 4.74 4.22 4.79 6.98 7.67 5.59

BEST STANDARD CREDIT CARD DEALS For people who carry balances Amalgamated Bank of Chicago Citizens Trust Bank First Command Bank iBERIABANK fsb For people who pay off balances

Phone 800-723-0303 404-659-5959 888-763-7600 800-217-7715

Annual Annual Grace % rate fee period 7.50 V 37 25 B 9.25 V 0 25 B 10.25 F 0 25 B 10.25 V 0 25 B

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Citizens Trust Bank 404-659-5959 9.25 V 0 25 B First Command Bank 888-763-7600 10.25 F 0 25 B iBERIABANK fsb 800-217-7715 10.25 V 0 25 B Simmons First Natl Bank 800-636-5151 10.25 V 0 25 B Rates are for standard credit cards as of Tuesday. Information applies to purchases only; cash advances frequently are charged interest from the date of transaction. Additional fees may be charged, such as for exceeding a credit line, making an ATM transaction, or if a check is returned. V=variable, F=fixed. Grace periods are counted from the date of B (billing) or the date of purchase as defined by T (transaction) or P (posting to the account). For more information visit



2.5-Year CD Stonebridge Bank# Exton, PA (800) 807-1666 Charlotte, NC (704) 943-5700













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National high yields on minimum amount to open an account. Accounts are FDIC insured and can be opened by phone or mail within the 50 U.S. continental states. Safe & Sound® star ratings evaluates the financial condition of federally insured institutions and assigns one to five stars. The most desirable performance rating is five stars. 1 Interest Compound Methed. 2 Annual Percentage Yield (%). 3 Annual Average Yield (%). Rates and yields are as of Tuesday.

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Monthly Payment 856.74

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Home equity line (HELOC): variable-rate on $30,000 line, 80% LTV. Newcar: $22,000 fixed-rate loan, 48-month term, 10% downpayment. Mortgage: $165,000 loan, 80% LTV. Rates are surveyed as of Thursday. Source:, for more information visit

National Trends is compiled from a weekly national survey of the largest 100 institutions in the top 10 U.S. markets. Rates are surveyed as of Wednesday. Source:, for more information visit

Selected Bank Yields & Rates From The Largest Local Banks & Thrifts Bank name Bank of America Byron Bank Chase Bank Chemical Bank Citizens Bank Comerica Bank Fifth Third Bank Flagstar Bank Founders Bank & Trust Huntington Bank Independent Bank-West MI Macatawa Bank Mercantile Bk PNC Bank, NA United Bank of Michigan

Phone 800-432-1000 616-588-3901 800-CHA-SE24 616-785-3400 248-258-5300 800-292-1300 800-972-3030 888-562-6372 616-956-9030 800-480-2265 800-285-3111 616-820-1444 616-406-3000 616-771-8800 616-559-7000

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1-year Min. CD to open 0.40 1000 1.25 1000 0.20 1000 1.25 100 0.60 1000 0.40 1000 0.30 500 1.30 500 0.50 500 0.48 1000 1.06 500 0.75 1000 1.25 1000 0.55 1000 1.00 500

2.5-year Min. CD to open 0.85 1000 N/A N/A 0.75 1000 2.00 100 1.00 1000 0.75 1000 0.70 500 1.60 500 1.55 500 N/A N/A 1.26 500 N/A N/A 2.00 1000 N/A N/A 1.75 500

5-year Min. CD to open 2.25 1000 3.00 1000 1.25 1000 3.00 100 3.00 1000 1.25 1000 1.40 500 2.59 500 2.70 500 1.44 1000 2.43 500 1.50 1000 2.80 1000 1.50 1000 2.75 500

30-year fixed Rate Pts APR 4.75 0.88 4.90 4.88 0.00 4.94 5.25 0.38 5.37 4.63 0.00 4.68 4.81 0.00 4.93 4.81 0.00 4.92 4.50 0.00 4.63 4.38 1.00 4.50 4.63 0.00 4.67 4.50 1.75 4.70 4.50 0.13 4.53 4.75 0.00 4.80 4.50 0.00 4.59 4.88 0.00 4.91 4.75 0.00 4.77

15-year fixed Rate Pts APR 4.13 1.00 4.40 4.13 0.00 4.23 4.75 0.13 4.92 4.25 0.00 4.34 4.30 0.00 4.47 4.25 0.00 4.43 4.00 0.00 4.23 3.88 1.00 4.09 4.25 0.00 4.33 4.00 1.25 4.27 4.00 0.13 4.05 4.25 0.00 4.34 4.13 0.00 4.28 4.25 0.00 4.30 4.25 0.00 4.28

5-year ARM Rate Pts APR 3.50 0.63 3.56 4.00 0.00 3.28 3.88 0.25 3.79 4.99 0.00 3.80 3.75 0.00 3.60 3.71 0.00 3.62 3.75 0.00 3.42 3.50 1.00 3.56 3.63 0.00 3.54 4.50 1.38 3.96 3.38 0.00 3.42 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 4.00 0.00 3.25 3.75 0.00 3.76

New car 3.19 6.99 4.26 6.50 6.50 4.99 3.94 N/A 5.50 5.74 6.75 6.50 6.50 3.86 5.75

Used car 3.69 7.50 4.31 7.75 7.50 5.49 5.19 N/A 6.00 5.74 7.50 8.50 7.00 5.36 6.75

HELOC 6.87 5.50 N/A 3.75 5.99 6.50 N/A N/A 4.75 5.44 4.75 5.25 5.50 4.99 6.00

Here are the selected local deposit yields and loan rates on Thursday according to®. Deposits : Minimum to open non-relationship FDIC accounts. Home equity line (HELOC): variable-rate on $30,000 line, 80% LTV. New-car: $22,000 fixed-rate loan, 48-month term, 10% downpayment. Used car: $10,000 fixed-rate loan, 36-month term, 20% downpayment. Mortgage: $165,000 loan, 80% LTV. Source:, for more information visit


20th Anniversary Celebration The Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan Wednesday, July 14 from 3 to 6 p.m. 1323 Cedar St. N.E.,Grand Rapids


“the House that love built”

Meet the staff and volunteers who operate this home-away-from-home for families that travel to Grand Rapids seeking medical treatment for a child. More than 10,000 families have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan since its doors opened on March 23, 1990. The House provides lodging, food and transportation for families that live 30 miles or further from a local medical facility.

Thanks to the First Amendment, you can be whoever or whatever you want to be. Learn more and celebrate your freedoms by sharing your videos, photos, stories and songs. show us how free you can be.








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KEEPING IT PERSONAL BIO BOX Five things to know about Pete Hoekstra

Age 3: Pete Hoekstra shortly after his family immigrated to Michigan from the Netherlands.

 He and his wife, Diane, met while students at Holland Christian High School. During “TWIRP” week — which stands for The Woman Is Required to Pay — Diane and a girlfriend “twirped” Pete and his friend. Both couples ended up getting married.


Hard-working campaigner: U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, who is running for governor, participates in the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Luncheon in May at Alcoa Howmet in Whitehall. The Holland Republican says he is proud that he has taken the time to take care of the little things throughout his career.




ete Hoekstra sits in front of the Fox News cameras in a small studio at the University of Michigan, preparing for an interview that will be seen by millions. The topic this morning for the U.S. congressman from Holland is the relationship between al-Qaida and Iran. He never breaks a sweat. Minutes later, the 56-year-old Republican candidate for governor sheds his dark business suit and pulls on a bright blue biking shirt and shorts. He hops on his old Huffy bicycle for a seven-mile ride from the Michigan Union to Ann Arbor along the Huron River. “Biking is the only time I can get out and get away for an hour or so,” Hoekstra says as he pedals with three student volunteers. “There are no BlackBerries out here.” When he finishes the ride, about 40 minutes later, he still hasn’t broken a sweat. These are the dual sides of Peter Hoekstra.

About this series The Press is publishing profiles of each of the seven major party candidates running for governor before the Aug. 3 primary. Appearing on the YourLife cover through July 25: June 13: Tom George June 20: Mike Bouchard June 27: Mike Cox July 4: Rick Snyder Today: Pete Hoekstra July 18: Andy Dillon July 25: Virg Bernero

ON mlive home:

 Find previous candidact profiles at He can be low-key and folksy. In an attempt to fulfill his pledge to bike 1,000 miles and participate in 100 jobs

before the November election, the Holland native has exercised a grassroots campaign style to get out his message of fiscal conservatism and small government. He also can be high-profile and pugnacious. A regular on Fox News and the Sunday morning talk shows, he has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with congressional Republicans’ most powerful leaders and nose-to-nose with those who oppose him. As he tries to broaden his appeal to such areas as Southeast Michigan, he’s peddling his ideas on job creation and economic recovery — the two issues he considers most important to voters. Realizing Michigan’s next governor will face difficult divisions in Lansing, Hoekstra draws lessons on political leadership from an unlikely source. “Leadership is personal,” he said. “I saw (the leadership styles of) Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama. I don’t believe in his policies, but Clinton was the master. “He reached out to people on a personal level, and the guy was flexible.”

 This summer, the Hoekstras will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. It was a double wedding with Diane’s sister, Deb, and her husband, Jon. Diane’s dad walked both daughters down the aisle, one on each arm.  Hoekstra ran the 10K race in May’s Fifth Third River Bank Run in Grand Rapids with his daughter, Erin. The pair posted identical 1:13.46 times.  For the past 17-plus years, Hoekstra has had no residence in Washington. He sleeps up to four nights a week on a modest couch in his Rayburn Building office.  Hoekstra was a college intern in 1973 in the Washington office of U.S. Rep. Guy VanderJagt. Nearly two decades later, he stunned the political world by defeating VanderJagt, a 26-year congressman.


Finally getting around — again — to painting T

he surprising thing was not that I’d done something for the first time, much later than most. It was the reaction. “Never?!? You never did it before?” was typical of friends who then would roll their eyes. I didn’t understand. Plenty of people don’t do what plenty of others do. I drive a stick shift; plenty of folks think that’s nuts. Way too much effort. People continue to be amazed that my mother has never learned to drive. Often, they suggest she should. “Think of it as a challenge,” someone said. Her reply: At 84, I have challenges enough. She never wanted to, found ways around having to, won’t do it now. Next topic. But my new thing? Not so grand: I held a paint roller, and covered it


BUTLER COLUMNIST with sloppy color and applied it to the walls. I’d never done it before. One friend scoffed, in a loving way of course, that never doing it until now made me a princess. Ha! Little ol’ blue-collar, what’s-a-trustfund me? Who bought her first prom dress from the Sears catalog (it was really pretty, and I really hate to shop)? A princess! In fact, I’ve long thought I was doing the world a favor by stifling my beautification attempts. I recently came across my firstgrade report card. My grades were

fine except for one: Art. Cs straight across. And even that was out of kindness. At least I’d tried to draw whatever new and impossible thing the teacher put up for us to copy. It just never looked right. Straight lines were a challenge. Coloring was sloppy. Lesson for self: Stay away from applying color to blank spaces. This carried over to later difficulties with applying eye makeup — liner took forever to get straight — and nail polish.

A simple solution So if I ever found myself inhabiting a space that might need a coat of paint, the answer was easy: Change locations. A year here, a year there, mostly in rental spaces with mandated white walls.

But the true division of labor began the weekend we decided to prepare the nursery for our baby, due in roughly two months. Mistake No. 1: Pregnant lady, small room, much to do, little expertise, two opinions on process. We planned to paper the walls and paint the trim. Like the labor that followed, details have grown fuzzy. Bottom line: We vowed never, and I mean never, to work that way again. In the future, I would paper, he would paint — alone, with the other leaving the house if possible. It became one element of a beautiful relationship. Thus, I never got around to painting. Except now, every room needs it, I’m sick of papering walls, and he asked me to help.

Wow — a chance to change a life pattern? Work together in a room filled with fumes that can make a brain go crazy? So I learned the first lesson of painting: Just like a good pedicure has little to do with the polish, a good paint job has less to do with applying paint than preparing for it. Taping!! The topic of my first time with a roller has generated lively discussions among pals of blue tape versus green and which is easier to remove. Things have gone well so far: three rooms down, two to go. Smooth. Why? He’s been painting for years; I merely take direction. Another first. E-mail:


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HOEKSTRA HE GETS HIGH MARKS FOR TENACITY and snowboarders onto the sixchair express lift. And, after his Fox News appearance and subsequent On the road bike ride, Hoekstra stopped at Michigan’s 2nd Congres- Coach’s Catastrophic Cleaning sional District is Republican in Ypsilanti. Smoke-damaged bedrock that curves from Saug- carpet was job stop No. 41. His message resonated with atuck to Frankfort along Lake Michigan’s shoreline, extend- Coach’s owner Tim Fagan, who ing inland only a county or two. has five branches in Michigan Its largest city is Muskegon, and 69 employees. followed closely by Holland. “I know Pete’s been proThis is where Hoekstra has business and one of the few pedaled the region in a meet- conservative voices in Conthe-voter tour every election gress to support positions that will help us in small business,” season since 1992. It is a strategy that returned Fagan said after meeting the the Dutch immigrant from Ot- candidate for the first time. tawa County to Washington for “Coming out here shows it is nine two-year terms. By day he just not lip service.” would become privy to deep Hoekstra spent the next four national security secrets, and hours with three student volby night he would rest in the unteers and five employees at same bed he has kept since ar- the cleaning business. riving in the nation’s capital “What you learn everywhere — his office couch. is how tough things are in This year, Hoekstra is ex- Michigan,” said Hoekstra, who tending the tour to the rest of wants to replace the 2-year-old the state, forgoing the job he Michigan Business Tax with has held for nearly 18 years in what he calls a broader, fairer hopes of securing a new one. sales tax on services. Far from the gubernatorial “You find out here at Coach’s campaign’s biggest spender, that they are paying six-fold the bike tour is a part of his more in Michigan business strategy that makes advisers taxes.” nervous. Working on her father’s campaign, Erin Hoekstra Raising a family has had to argue in favor of the Hoekstra won’t be using tactic that has been so success- the chief executive’s office to ful in the past, Hoekstra said. fuel presidential ambitions. If Something is working. Polls elected, he would be the secshow Hoekstra at or near the ond Michigan governor in a front of the Republican pack. row born outside the U.S. — This campaign, he has add- disqualifying him for the naed job stops to his approach, tion’s top office. meeting owners and workers Born Oct. 30, 1953, in Gronand helping out for a few hours. ingen, The Netherlands, HoekGoing into July, he had com- stra immigrated to Michigan pleted more than 485 miles and with his family when he was 48 jobs. 3. A member of the Reformed He has checked cows for Church in America, he gradupregnancy at Bloom Dairy near ated from Holland Christian Coldwater. At Shepler Ferry High School and earned a in Mackinaw City, he loaded political science degree from luggage for those heading to Hope College. He and his wife, Diane, met Mackinac Island. At Boyne Mountain ski resort near while students at Holland Boyne Falls, he helped skiers Christian. The pair dated off and on through high school and college, and married after he graduated from Hope. They moved to Ann Arbor, where she worked to help pay for his master’s degree in business administration at the University of Michigan. The couple have three children: Erin, 28; Allison, 25; and CONTINUED FROM I1

Reaching out to people has been a mark of this campaign.


Father and son: Hoekstra learned the value of hard work from his father, Fritz Hoekstra, who owned a bakery in Holland after the family immigrated to Michigan from the Netherlands.

New to the U.S.: From left, Grace, Pete and Andy, shortly after the Hoekstra family emigrated from the Netherlands.

Bryan, 22. After Hoekstra was elected to Congress, they decided to keep their young family in Holland. Hoekstra would commute to Washington during the week. Weekends, Hoekstra would cart a laundry basket full of tennis balls to the courts to help Erin with her game, his wife said. They had matching rackets. Bryan, who was a state championship soccer player, would go out on weekends with his dad to practice on the local soccer field. “Allison was the adventurous child, always trying different activities, such as horseback riding and art,” Diane said. “Pete always played an active role.” The children learned the value of hard work. “Grandpa Hoekstra’s quote, ‘Hoekstras aren’t quitters,’ was passed down through the generations,” she said. “Erin once tried to quit the flute in high school, an idea that was not well-received by her father. They finally came to an agreement that she could drop the flute, but needed to sign up for an advanced academic course in its place.” Traditions are important to the family. For New Year’s Day, they carry on the Dutch tradition of making olle bollen, basically a deep-fried fat ball. Hoekstra’s father was a baker from whom he learned to make the treat. He’s the one up early making the dough, Diane said, and is behind the fryer when family and friends arrive. Summers when the children were growing up, the entire family (grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins) spent the Fourth of July week at Upper Hamlin Lake, north of Ludington. They played bocce ball, boated and enjoyed campfires, fishing and family, Diane said. The tradition lasted more than 20 years.


Family photo: The Hoekstra family — from left, Pete, Allison, Bryan, Erin and Diane — at Bryan’s Holland Christian High School graduation in 2006. Pete Hoekstra, a U.S. representative and gubernatorial candidate, was the commencement speaker at Holland Christian that year.


Two-wheelin’: Hoekstra bikes on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Hoekstra, who attended graduate school at U-M, plans to bicycle 1,000 miles throughout Michigan as part of his campaign.

“People look at actions more than words when you get here,” Richardville said of state government. “I can see Pete being an effective governor.” Hoekstra said he also learned to “keep it personal” in a smallbusiness development class at U-M. “The professor told us that Political philosophy is formed when we go to our first job out After earning his master’s of grad school, we should take degree, Hoekstra took a man- a stack of index cards and each agement position with Her- day write down names of peoman Miller Inc. — the office ple we met and one impression furniture manufacturer near of them,” Hoekstra recalled. his hometown. “If at the end of the first year The philosophy at Herman we didn’t have 500 cards, we Miller was “participatory,” weren’t doing our jobs.” where management was enThe advice stuck. Hoekstra couraged to work coopera- collected more than 500 cards tively with the work force, said as he began to build his personstate Sen. Randy Richardville, al network. It was a network he R-Monroe. Richardville was a used to move through Herman member of the management Miller management, becoming team with Hoekstra in the late vice president of marketing by 1980s. 1992. “The Herman Miller philosoThat’s when Hoekstra rephy of hard work for greater re- turned to his undergraduate wards, and getting people who interest in politics. are doing the work involved in the decisions, is part of Pete’s A congressional veteran nature,” Richardville said. Never having run for public office nor having been involved in Republican Party politics, Hoekstra put his name on the ballot in an improbable spot — the GOP primary for the 2nd Congressional District. big time! I also want to go In a classic David vs. Goliath story, Hoekstra took on 26-year for as long as possible with my original equipment, such incumbent Guy VanderJagt — as knees, hips and whatever the Republican’s senior memother parts last longer with ber of the powerful Ways and less stress from weight and Means Committee and head of more flexibility from exercise. the Republican House Campaign Committee. A challenge to you Hoekstra campaigned on the Maybe I should say it theme that VanderJagt, who esanother way: I have decided sentially lived in Washington, to take care of my body with had lost touch with his district. the same attention and caring He vowed he would serve no maintenance I give my house more than 12 years and forgo and car. For each pound I the taint of political action lose, I will donate $1 to the committee donations. American Cancer Society. At He saved up vacation time first, this may sound like a and jumped on his bike, pedal$40 donation; but I suspect ing from Cadillac in the north it will be more. From past experience, I know that I sometimes have to lose the same pound more than once. How often do you and I have the opportunity to say: “My loss is your gain — and mine?” I invite you to join me in this “Everyone Loses, Everyone Gains” project. You pick the amount you wish to lose and the charity you wish to support. Send me an e-mail at The Press (yourlife@, and I will update readers on how much has been lost and how much has been pledged. With your help and health, I believe we can raise several thousand COURTESY PHOTO dollars, lose several hundred pounds and benefit ourselves In the kitchen: Cooking up and many others. a batch of the Dutch treat

Addressing life’s weighty issues I

have almost completed my personal geriatric health assessment! The following “items” have been checked and cleared of any suspicious activity: teeth, eyes, blood, blood pressure, ears and all normally measurable internal organs. According to my physician and annual medical report, I am good to go for another year. However, the doctor’s comment — “Don’t hesitate to call if you need me before that” — as I am about to button my shirt, tie my shoes and exit does leave me a little doubtful about my immortality. So, to better my chances of seeing my grandchildren’s children, I have decided to lose 40 pounds. The charts at Weight Watchers indicate my ideal weight is about 70 pounds less than my current weight. But I think “ideal” is a euphemism for emaciated and seemingly malnourished. So I have begun the process of writing down everything (pretty much) I eat, weighing portions and attending meetings. After the first week, I lost five pounds. In the second week, I didn’t lose, but I didn’t gain, either. I have found some nontraditional ways to cope with late-night/after-dinner eating. Sometimes, I drink a couple of large cups of tea while watching TV. I get so busy sipping and walking back and forth to the


LEWIS COLUMNIST bathroom that my hunger messages subside (and I tell myself I have added more walking exercise into my day). On the days when I exercise vigorously, I seem to eat just what is necessary. A message flashes in my brain announcing: “Dude, if you’re going to spend two hours of your day getting to the pool, exercising, showering (again) and rescheduling your priorities, don’t mess it up with excess food and drink.” I love delving into weighty issues and engaging in heavy and challenging conversation. I also love myself and life and my family and want to be light enough to address the weightiness of life and its unpredictable events with them for as long as possible.

Giving myself more life My decision to lose weight is not about denying myself anything; it is about giving myself more of life. (The only result I’ve gotten from denial was anger and resentment, and that, too, wears on my body). My oldest grandson will celebrate his bar mitzvah in less than two years. I want to be there. Shirley and I are three years away from our 50th wedding anniversary. I want to celebrate that one

Albert Lewis is rabbi emeritus of Temple Emanuel in Grand Rapids and rabbi of Temple Beth El of Traverse City. Contact him at

is a New Year’s tradition in the Netherlands and for Hoekstra. Every New Year, friends and family gather for Hoekstra’s olle bollen, which is translated “fat balls.”

to Holland in the south. The political rookie pulled off a stunning upset in the three-way primary — which included a former state lawmaker — gathering 46 percent of the vote. He spent $55,600 to VanderJagt’s $725,000. Hoekstra cruised to an easy victory in the general election against a Democratic opponent. He has had no substantive opposition since. He won his last six re-elections with an average of 66.8 percent of the vote. During the early years, Hoekstra would be part of Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America” that put Republicans in charge of the House for the first time since 1954. By 2002, he had obtained a seat on the House Intelligence Committee, which he eventually would chair — thrusting him into the national spotlight in the post 9/11 world. But Hoekstra’s decision to run for a seventh two-year term in 2004 — disavowing his earlier promise to serve just 12 years — upset some in his district, as did his decision to accept PAC money. At the time, Hoekstra said he learned longevity in Congress brings political clout to a congressman’s district and the ability to work effectively on critical issues. “Isn’t it healthy to have a politician make a mistake and change his mind?” Hoekstra said. Critics accused him of selling out. “These are simply attempts to rationalize and obfuscate the real issue — the sacrifice of his integrity and honor along with truth and public trust,” Glenn Hop, the former Republican Party chairman for the district, wrote in a 2003 newspaper column.

Jobs program: Hoekstra cleans a chair under the direction of Bill Gordon, business development director at Coach’s Catastrophe Cleaning and Restoration Services in Ypsilanti. Hoekstra plans to visit and perform 100 jobs throughout Michigan as part of his gubernatorial campaign.


Comfy on the couch: Rather than rent an apartment, Hoekstra has used his office in Washington for his nightly sleeping quarters. He stores his sleeping bag and pillow in a drawer during office hours.

from former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert to former presidential candidate Mitt Romney. He has been endorsed by such groups as the Grand Rapids and Lansing chambers of commerce. In general, he espouses the conservative philosophy of the Republican Party — smaller government, lower taxes, less interference from regulation and support of family values. He ranks intelligence reform as one of his top accomplishments and is proud of the four years of balanced federal budgets accomplished in the midto-late-1990s. But it’s his work back home that he says is the foundation Bones to pick Hoekstra has a reputation of his office. for being unafraid to engage “The history of my career opponents. Although he will is that we took care of the listen, he is aggressive in fur- little things,” Hoekstra said, thering his views, said Steve from getting funds for harbor Keglovitz, president of the dredging to federal support for eight-county West Michigan cherry and asparagus growers. Labor Council. “We took care of the basics.” “He’ll speak his own mind,” When average voters made said Keglovitz, a former paper small contributions to his camunion president in Muskegon paign committees, Hoekstra and now head of the Muskegon said, he would sit down each County Democratic Party. weekend to personally sign “When he has a bone to pick, thank you letters. he has no problems picking it. “Never write anybody off,” As governor, he’d scare me.” Hoekstra said. “You must find Opponents give him high things in common with people in politics.” marks for tenacity. “My knowledge of (Hoekstra) And though he may take is that he is a hard-working lessons from Bill Clinton and campaigner,” said Hope College his corporate experience on history professor Fred Johnson, that account, Hoekstra sounds who gained the most votes more like Ronald Reagan on against Hoekstra in the 2008 another: general election and is again “I want to establish a vision,” running on the Democratic bal- he said. “Then you have to hire lot for the seat this year. the right people and get out of “He’s someone who definite- their way.” ly knows how to persevere.” Hoekstra’s backers range E-mail:


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Passive boy won’t stick up for himself Get household help D

ear Abby: My 5-year-old son, “Miles,” is passive, kind and a genuinely sweet kid. He has made friends with some neighborhood kids who are his age or a few years older. While watching them play I have noticed a few of the more aggressive boys tackle, push or kick him and — at one point — even punch him. Afterward I asked Miles why he didn’t stick up for himself. He said he didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Obviously, I don’t want my son engaging in fighting or resorting to violence. However, I am torn as to whether I should intervene. I have talked to Miles about how friends should treat each other. With that in mind, he ought to be able to say “stop” when someone gets too rough. Should I step in to correct the other child? Should I speak to the other parents? Or do I allow my son to work


PHILLIPS DEAR ABBY it out on his own? — Helicopter Mom Dear Mom: If you step in and “correct” the other boys, it will make your son appear weak. If you speak to their parents, it will make those boys resent your child. If Miles were my son, I would sign him up for activities where he will be part of a team. It will give him selfconfidence, help to improve his athletic skills, make him more physically fit and introduce him to children in addition to this particular group. Dear Abby: I was widowed a year ago and joined a support group for widows and widowers. (I am




ear Carolyn: Birthdays and holidays have always been a big deal in my family. Over the years, I have sent my nieces packages and cards for Easter, Valentine’s Day and other minor holidays as well as for Christmas and their birthdays. I’ve also always acknowledged my brother and sister-in-law on their birthdays and Christmas. These gestures have never been reciprocated. Neither my husband nor I receive as much as a phone call on our birthdays and, worse, neither do our children. To add insult to injury, we rarely receive any thank-yous. I’ve even e-mailed my nieces to see if they’ve received what I’ve sent — no response. My brother and his wife usually respond, but I am tired of doing this. I hate to “punish” them by ignoring their birthdays if they’ve never been taught basic etiquette. What should I do? — Frustrated Gift-Giver Please, oh please, cut off the card-and-gift stream, without prejudice. I will say, unequivocally, this family is in the wrong for not thanking you. You have spent time and money on each of them, which warrants prompt acknowledgment, without exception. That said, your expenditures seem to have strings attached. You describe marking occasions as “a big deal in my family,” and that’s fine on its face — but your tenacity and frustration betray you as having more than the pleasure of giving in your heart. Instead, you feed off the transaction: You give to others, and receive gifts/cards/calls/gratitude/ approbation in return. That’s because your brother’s family has no obligation to mark holidays the same way you do. They’re entitled to their own philosophy. It would be lovely of your brother to place happy-birthday calls, sure — but he can still enjoy and care about your kids and not even have the birthdays marked on his calendar. He is who he is. So back to where I started: If giving to this family brings you pain or frustration, then stop doing it.

Write to Carolyn Hax at Tell Me About It, Sunday Source, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20071. Email:

Dear Starting Over: If you are not completely over the death of your husband, then your feelings of guilt are understandable. When they occur, please remind yourself that you lived up to your wedding pledge “until death do you part.” Because you and Robert are part of a support group, this is a subject it might be helpful to raise with the other members. As to discussing it with Robert, I recommend that you do. Far from pushing you apart, it may bring you closer. And if your feelings of guilt persist, by all means discuss them with a counselor because you have every right to be happy.

Write Dear Abby at P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069 or

Birthday boy makes an odd decision


Aunt tired of no replies

50 years young.) Through this group I met a gentleman, “Robert,” who lost his wife two years ago. We became friends and have since fallen in love. I would like to think we have a future together. Recently, I have been feeling guilty about our relationship, as though I am “cheating” on my late husband, and I’m wondering if this is normal. Should I keep these feelings to myself or discuss them with Robert? Should I go to counseling? Perhaps the one-year anniversary of my husband’s death has brought out these feelings. I’m remembering our last days together and feeling guilty about having started a new relationship. I don’t want to hurt Robert or push him away by bringing this up if this is a normal phase most widows go through. — Starting Over in Virginia Beach, Va.


ear Harriette: A man I thought was my good friend did something weird. He sent out a group e-mail inviting me and seemingly everyone else he knows to a birthday celebration for him for that same night. Huh? If we were such good friends, why would he include me in a group e-mail? And even more, isn’t it bad manners to invite someone to a party on the same day? I would have done everything possible to make his party had I known even a day or so earlier. I feel insulted and want to tell him. Am I being petty? — Karen, Chicago, Ill. Dear Karen: You have every reason to feel slighted by your friend’s behavior. But don’t overreact. It was his birthday. Chances are he decided at the last minute to host a party and gathered up his e-mail list and hit “send.” Is that the best way to invite folks to a party? Of course not. But again, it was his party. If you feel compelled, you could tell him how disappointed you are that he didn’t give you enough



SENSE & SENSITIVITY time to be able to fete him. Otherwise, just let it go. Dear Harriette: I’ve been hanging out with a family that my family likes a lot. We both have young children. I have two girls. She has two boys. My kids are a few years older than hers, but that doesn’t seem to be an issue at all. While our children get along well, I am beginning to have questions about the baby and basic hygiene. It seems that the mom almost always waits too long to change his diaper. So we end up enduring the smell of poop until she wakes up to the realization that her baby needs changing. My younger daughter has even commented about it, making fun of the smell. I don’t want to presume to jump into her business, but the child usually stinks. And these aren’t dirty people. How can I be helpful in this situation?

I don’t want to allow my child to speak badly about the baby. And I don’t want to start a fuss, either. — Emily, Memphis, Tenn. Dear Emily: Take a step back in time for a moment. Can you remember when your children were in diapers? Sometimes you are juggling so many things that you don’t even realize when the diaper needs changing. This is especially true when people have more than one child. Then the juggle is seriously on. Consider what you would appreciate. I think a gentle reminder that the baby needs to be changed is fine. You could quietly approach the mom and tell her that the little one is ready for a fresh diaper. Don’t do it every time, but the nudge might wake her up to the moment. If you are truly kind and gentle about it, she should respond with a thank you. Write to Harriette Cole at United Feature Syndicate, 200 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016. E-mail:

ADHD girls can be quiet Q

My daughter has some of the symptoms commonly associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, but she is a very quiet child. Are some ADHD kids withdrawn and sedate?


Yes. ADHD is not always associated with hyperactivity, especially in girls. Some of them are “dreamy” and detached. Regrettably, they are sometimes called “airheads” or “space cadets”. Such a child can sit looking at a book for forty-five minutes without reading a word. One teacher told me about a girl in her class who would lose every article of clothing that wasn’t hooked to her body. Nearly every day, the teacher would send this child back to the playground to retrieve her sweater or coat, only to have her return fifteen minutes later without it. She had forgotten what she went after. A boy or girl with that kind of distractibility would find it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to get home night after night with books and assignments written down, and then to complete the work and return it in the next morning. Frankly, the “faraway” child worries me more than the one who is excessively active. She may be seen as



What are the special needs of a compliant kid — one that goes along to get along?



DOBSON a good little girl who just isn’t very bright, while the troublemaker is more likely to get the help he needs. He’s too irritating to ignore. Those who are and are not hyperactive have one characteristic in common. It is distractibility. Even though they flit from one thing to another, the name attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is not quite on target. It’s better than the old term (“minimal brain damage”), but there is also misinformation in the current designation. The problem is not that these children have a short attention span. At times, they can become lost in something that greatly interests them to the point that they aren’t aware of anything going on around them. Instead, they have an insatiable need for mental stimulation during every waking moment. The moment they become bored with what they are doing, they dash off in search of the next exciting possibility.

When one child is a stick of dynamite and the other is an all-star sweetheart, the cooperative, gentle individual can easily be taken for granted. If there’s an unpleasant job to be done, he may be expected to do it because Mom and Dad just don’t have the energy to fight with the tiger. When it is necessary for one child to sacrifice or do without, there’s a tendency to pick the one who won’t complain as loudly. The consequences of such inequity should be obvious. The responsible child often becomes angry over time. He has a sense of powerlessness and resentment that simmers below the surface. I strongly recommend that parents seek to balance the scales in dealing with the compliant child. Make sure he gets his fair share of parental attention. Help him find ways to cope with his overbearing sibling. And, within reason, give him the right to make his own decisions. Send your questions to Dr. Dobson, c/o Focus on the Family, P.O. Box 444, Colorado Springs, CO 80995.

for a buck a week


f the question “What’s for dinner?” fills you with a sense of dread, you should listen in on a conversation I had with my niece Abby Borders, from San Jose, Calif. She’s a former highschool teacher and now a stay-at-home mom. She told me about her new personal household assistant, E-mealz. EC: What is E-mealz, and how did you hear about it? AB: E-mealz is an online service that offers a weekly menu and shopping list to make grocery shopping and cooking a snap. A friend was raving about the meals she was eating all week, so when I asked for the recipes, she directed me to EC: How does it work? AB: E-mealz offers different kinds of menu plans. We subscribe to the low-fat plan for two. Every week, I go to the E-mealz website and print a twopage document with our meals, ingredients and recipe instructions plus a complete shopping list for my local supermarket. I spend significantly less money shopping this way than I used to when I planned meals myself. EC: Is there a cost? AB: The subscription is $5 per month, which works


HUNT EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE out to less than $1.25 per week. I easily save more than that grocery shopping, not to mention the time I don’t spend planning meals. EC: How closely do you follow the E-mealz menu plan and shopping list? AB: I follow it as closely as possible. I make substitutions on occasion, depending on taste preferences, but so far everything on the list has turned out really well. EC: How does your husband feel about these Emealz you’re preparing? AB: He was a little skeptical at first, but now he is thoroughly enjoying the E-mealz menus. Each meal has a main dish and one or two side dishes, so he likes the variety. EC: Would you recommend E-mealz for busy families? AB: Absolutely! I suggest trying out a few of the sample menus on http://e-mealz .com to determine which plan works best for you. Write Mary Hunt at Everyday Cheapskate, P.O. Box 2135, Paramount, CA 90723, or e-mail her at

It takes a month to recover from mono D

ear Doctor: My son is home from his first year at college. He was supposed to start work three weeks ago, but he got sick with a fever and sore throat. I insisted he see a doctor. The doctor tested him for mono, and he has it. He’s not taking any medicine. Should he be? How long does recovery take? Will he be able to work this summer? — R.K. Infectious mononucleosis — mono for short — has three distinctive signs: fever, sore throat and swollen lymph nodes, particularly nodes in the neck. Mono also takes away a person’s energy. A blood test shows an increase of lymphocytes, one of the white blood cells, and the mono blood test is positive. From four to six weeks before the onset of signs is the time when the virus was transferred. It’s transmitted through the passage of saliva from a person with the virus to one who has had no experience with it. Transmission doesn’t always involve a person who is sick. The virus is still present in saliva for as long as six months after the illness has gone. Mono has two peak ages for infection. One is in early childhood, and, peculiarly, young children are not very sick when they acquire the infection. The other peak


DONOHUE MEDICAL ADVICE is late adolescence. That’s the age when signs and symptoms are most dramatic. In addition to sore throat, fever and large lymph nodes, an infected person frequently complains of headaches, sometimes develops a rash that looks like measles and often experiences enlargement of the liver and spleen. No medicine puts an end to mono. Medicines that make a patient more comfortable are prescribed. The illness runs its course in two to four weeks. Your son can be active when he feels he can handle activity. That’s usually in three or four weeks. Dear Doctor: Quite often, when nodding off to sleep, my body jerks. It lasts only a second or so, and then I fall asleep. Does it have any meaning? — R.C. That’s a hypnic jerk. It has no health significance. Too much caffeine, too much stress or profound fatigue sometimes brings it on.

Write Dr. Donohue at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.

Use correct light bulbs


ear Heloise: I am 15 years old and writing to you from Kingston in Ontario, Canada. I read the hints every day and have a safety tip for light bulbs. Please make sure that the light you have matches up with the right light bulb. For instance, a lamp may require a 100-watt light bulb, and it usually says so on a sticker on the lamp. If you do not match the bulb wattage to what the lamp suggests, it can have horrifying results. There was a family in my community that had too high of a wattage light bulb in a lamp. The lamp had an

HELOISE HINTS FROM HELOISE electrical failure and caught fire. This caused the whole top floor of their house to be damaged. PLEASE pass this on to your readers; it will save many house fires! — Jen M., age 15, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Write to Heloise at P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, TX 78279-5000, by fax to 210-HELOISE. E-mail: Heloise@





SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010


by Frank Stewart

As the game at the Mad Hatter’s went on, Alice noted that when the Hatter was the dealer, the cards ran wild.


In today’s deal, the Hatter dealt and passed, and Alice opened one heart. When the Dormouse, West, tried two diamonds, North, the Mock Turtle, had a rather sound penalty double.

by Michael Mepham

Difficulty level: 3

The Hatter nervously took a bite out of his teacup and ran to two spades. When Alice tried three clubs, the Mock Turtle understandably burst into tears. From there, the auction went sour, with the Turtle refusing to face the reality of a misfit. He finally took a heart preference on his void at the level of six.

Answer: Elsewhere in this section Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit, 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit The solution to Saturday’s Sudoku puzzle appears Monday.

“Of all the unsatisfactory bidding,” Alice grumbled when she saw dummy. But she ruffed the opening lead and cashed her high trumps, pitching dummy’s A-K-Q-J of spades. Alice then took the ace of clubs and led the five of spades. The Hatter took the ten but had to put Alice in her hand. When the clubs broke 3-3, she had the rest.

©2010 Michael Mepham. Distributed by Tribune Media Services. All rights reserved.

SUNDAY CROSSWORD by King Features Syndicate


by Frank A. Longo

LOCKHORNS by Bunny Hoest & John Reiner

“Partner, your bid of six hearts was brilliant,” Alice remarked. “Six clubs would fail. West would lead a high diamond, and East could ruff, forcing me to overruff with an honor. I could take the ace of clubs but couldn’t get back to my hand without suffering a ruff or another uppercut.” “She couldn’t have made it without the nine of spades,” the Dormouse said dazedly. “Without that card,” Alice smiled, “I wouldn’t have bid slam.”



by King Features Syndicate

HOROSCOPE by Stella Wilder Your birthday, July 11

You have been endowed with tremendous talent, and though you have the goods, you don’t always know what to do with them, or how to make your mark, or how to carve a professional niche for yourself, or how to forge a path that can take you to the gateway of success. It’s these things that really make the difference, and you may feel at times as though you have been left to your own devices without the first clue how to make the best use of your talents.

Tomorrow, July 12

CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You’re nearing a turning point, personally or professionally, though things will not manifest themselves in a dramatic fashion just yet. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You’ll encounter certain challenges that you’ve been expecting — and one,

at least, that comes as a complete surprise. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — You’ve been trying so hard to get a good look at all the tiny details that you’ve missed the big picture and its overall meaning. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — You may have to bend the rules a bit — if not break them altogether — in order to do a good turn for someone in need. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — You’re likely to be forgiven at last for something done in the distant past that has yet to be forgotten. A weight is lifted, surely. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Your business schedule may require you to do two or three things at once throughout much of the day. Demands increase at this time. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — There’s no prize for second place, so you’re going to have to get things right — the first time you try.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — You are approaching the end of a long-term project, but you aren’t ready for its conclusion just yet. You’ve been enjoying yourself. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — Why say no when a simple yes is far more likely to make everyone happy, including yourself? You don’t have to be stingy. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Let even a minor error slip by uncorrected and you’re not likely to live it down. There are those who would like to see you fail. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Take care you aren’t so eager to move on that you are too quick or too cavalier for your own good. Take things slowly and seriously. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — The best costs money, and it’s money you may not have to spend at this time. You’re going to have to put certain desires on the back burner.



SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010





Heidi Kathleen Helder and Kirk Jason Kahner were pronounced husband and wife on April 17 at Dunnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s River Falls in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Parents of the bride are Carroll Helder of Kentwood, and Robin and Benjamin Wirick of Sand Lake. Parents of the groom are Richard and Susan Kahner of Harrietta, Mich. The bride and groom were joined by their close friends and family in celebration of the occasion.

Cozumel, Mexico, was the setting for the May 21 wedding of Megan Kay Kuenzer and Jared Michael Maynard. Parents of the bride are Andrea Kuenzer of Hudsonville and John Kuenzer Sr. of Walker. Parents of the groom are Mark and Donna Maynard of Kendall, N.Y. The bride and groom had a destination wedding with 20 of their close family and friends in attendance.

Wed on Oct. 11 at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids were Marisa Victoria Jablonski and Marc Jacob Singer. Parents of the couple are JoAnn and Raymond Bigelow of Saginaw, and Douglas and Sherry Singer of Grand Rapids. Maid of honor was Tara Prasad. Bridesmaids were Frances Singer, Crystal Graff and Melissa Jablonski. Best man was Gregory Singer. Groomsmen were Jeffrey Kagan, Scott Jablonski and Michael Morphey. Ushers were Justin Muller and Frederick Heine.







Amy Marie Anton and David Matthew Lueders, both of Lansing, will be united in marriage Aug. 21. Parents of the couple are Gerald and Pamela Anton of Niles, and John and Ruth Lueders of Rockford. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Niles High School and the future groom of Rockford High School. Both are graduates of Michigan State University.

Vows of marriage will be spoken Aug. 21 by Caroline Margaret Baas and Philip Roby Lamb. The future bride, of Grand Rapids, is a graduate of Holland High School and Michigan State University. Her parents are Sarah and Paul Anderson of Holland, and Curt and Debra Baas of Saugatuck. The future groom, of Rockford, is a graduate of Grand Rapids Baptist High School. His parents are Bradford and Lavonne Lamb of Belmont.

Wedding vows will be exchanged Sept. 10 by Katherine Lee Baker and Brent Alan Beukema. The future bride is a graduate of Calvin Christian High School, Hope College and attends Princeton Theological Seminary. She and her parents, Rudy and Sue Baker, are of Grandville. The future groom is a graduate of West Ottawa High School, Kendall College of Art and Design and he attended the University of Michigan. He and his parent, Mimi Rose, are of Holland.

The ceremony to unite in marriage Sarah Garan Batchelder and Jarek Bartnik will be performed July 24. The bride-to-be is a graduate of West Catholic High School and Davenport University. She and her parents, Thomas and Linda Batchelder, are of Grand Rapids. The future groom, also of Grand Rapids, is a graduate of Union High School and Grand Rapids Community College. His parents are Janina Bartnik of Grand Rapids, formerly of Poland, and the late Andrzey Bartnik.

Audrey Beth Gengle and Daniel C. Spear, both of Kansas City, Mo., announce their engagement and plans for an Oct. 9 wedding. Parents of the couple are Robert and Barbara Gengle of Grand Rapids, and James and Kelley Spear of Hudson, Ohio. The future bride is a graduate of Catholic Central High School and Michigan State University. The future groom is a graduate of Hudson High School, the University of Dayton and the University of Toledo College of Medicine.






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Lisa Renee Horn and Ryan Craig Jones, both of Dearborn, will be pronounced husband and wife Sept. 18. Parents of the couple are Larry and Loretta Horn of Holland, and Craig and Karen Jones of Caledonia. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Holland High School and the future groom is a graduate of Caledonia High School. Both are graduates of Western Michigan University.

Vows of marriage will be spoken Aug. 21 by Anneli Johnson and Gary Robinaugh. The bride-to-be and future groom attend Brigham Young University. He also is a graduate of Northview High School. She and her parents, McKay and Sue Ann Johnson, are of Orem, Utah. He and his parents, Michael and Susan Robinaugh, are of Grand Rapids.

Sharolyn Kawakami and Evan Daniel Schulz, both of Madison, Wis., will be joined in marriage Aug. 7. The future bride is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and attends the University of Wisconsin. Her parents are Wendell and Tricia Kawakami of Bloomington, Minn. The future groom is a graduate of Greenville High School and the University of Michigan. His parents are Dan and Kris Schulz of Ada, and Valerie and Greg VanderMark of Greenville.

Wedding vows will be exchanged Sept. 25 by Molly M. Koslek and Tony J. Catalina. The bride-to-be is a graduate of West Catholic High School and the future groom of Utica High School. Both are graduates of Central Michigan University. She and her parents, Mike and Sue Koslek, are of Grand Rapids. He and his parents, Jim and Julie Catalina, and Paula and John Crank, are of Macomb.

Audrey Louise Larson and Jonathan Douglas Wendt will marry in July 2010. The future bride is a graduate of Wayland Union High School, Grand Rapids Community College and attends Grand Valley State University. She and her parents, Kenneth and Michelle Larson, are of Wayland. The future groom is a graduate of Byron Center High School and Grand Valley State University. He and his parents, Douglas and Marion Wendt, are of Byron Center.

Debra Cheryl Mathwig and Kevin Jon Vander Slik announce their engagement and plans for a Jan. 8 wedding. Parents of the couple are Charles and Ruth Mathwig of Oshkosh, Wis., Percy Vander Slik of Grandville, and Trudy Linton of Caledonia. The future bride is a graduate of Oshkosh High School and Winona State University. The future groom is a graduate of Calvin Christian High School and Cornerstone University.


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Karin Kawira Mbae and Zachariah John Green, both of Grand Rapids, will be united in matrimony Aug. 21. The bride-to-be is graduate of Michigan State University. Her mother is Julie Mbae of Nairobi, Kenya. The future groom is a graduate of Grandville High School and Grand Valley State University. His parents are Gary and Cathy Green, also of Grand Rapids.

The ceremony to unite in marriage Katie Ten Harmsel and Dr. Eric Achtyes will be performed Aug. 7. The future bride is a graduate of Hudsonville High School, Calvin College and Western Michigan University. Her parents are Scott and Ruth Ten Harmsel of Hudsonville. The future groom is a graduate of Calvin Christian High School, Calvin College, the University of Washington and the University of Michigan Medical School. His parents are Dan and Sonia Achtyes of Jenison.

Michael and Linda Sagorski of Rockford announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Sagorski, to Julius Suchy, son of Julius and Sheila Suchy of McPherson, Kan., and David and Alena High of Romeo. Both the future bride and groom are graduates of Grand Valley State University. She works as a research coordinator for Genesys Hospital and he is the city manager of Vassar. An August wedding is planned.

Christa Lee Tidball and James Anthony Nader II, both of Grand Rapids, will be pronounced husband and wife Aug. 7. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Delton-Kellogg High School. Her parents are Diane Frisbie of Caledonia, and Douglas and Sharon Tidball of Grand Rapids. The future groom is a graduate of Jenison High School. His parents are Jim and Sharon Nader of Jenison.

Vows of marriage will be spoken by Rachel Sue Vanderlaan and Bryan Robert Mulder on Aug. 14. The future bride is a graduate of South Christian High School and Davenport University. She and her parents, Wayne and Sue Vanderlaan, are of Caledonia. The future groom is a graduate of East Kentwood High School and Grand Valley State University. He and his parents, Darryl and Wendy Mulder, are of Kentwood.

Wedding vows will be exchanged Aug. 13 by Sarah Jane VanderSloot and Justin Douglas Anderson. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Catholic Central High School and attends Grand Valley State University. She and her parents, Walter and Kathleen VanderSloot, are of Grand Rapids. The future groom, also of Grand Rapids, is a graduate of Northview High School. His parents are Michael Anderson of Belmont and the late Christine Nobach.

Baker-Geurink Teressa Michelle Baker and Matthew John Geurink are engaged and planning to marry Aug. 21, 2010. The announcement is made by the parents of the couple, Bill and Megan Baker of Hudsonville, and Terry and Linda Geurink of Zeeland. The future bride is a graduate of Hudsonville High School, and the future groom graduated from Unity Christian High School.



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Sarah Anne VanPortfleet, of Wyoming, and David John Hosteter, of Hudsonville, announce their engagement and plans for an Oct. 1 wedding. Parents of the brideto-be are Bruce and Deb VanPortfleet of Caledonia. Parents of the future groom are Dawn and Fred Lenger of Hudsonville.

Annmarie Lynn Vonk and Andrew Jon Mohr will be married on Sept. 11. The future bride is a graduate of Northview High School and Cornerstone University. She and her parents, James and Marilynn Vonk, are of Grand Rapids. The future groom, of Caledonia, is a graduate of North Kitsap High School in Poulsbo, Wash., and Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. His parents are Mark and Rachel Mohr of San Angelo.

Stephanie Kay Waalkes and Cody James Oquist, both of Grand Rapids, will be joined in marriage Sept. 10. Parents of the couple are Bill and Sharon Waalkes of Jenison, and Steve and Katie Oquist, also of Grand Rapids. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Jenison High School and Grand Valley State University. The future groom is a graduate of Grandville High School.

Ashley Faith Whitmore and William Jason Roh will marry on Oct. 16. The future bride is a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School and Grand Rapids Community College. Her parents are Paul and Claire Whitmore of Hudsonville, and Marcy and James Lindhout of Rockford. The future groom is a graduate of Caledonia High School and Hope College. His parents are William Roh of Grandville, and Karen and Bruce Buchanan of Caledonia.

Wedding vows will be exchanged Aug. 13 by Leah Ranae Young and Andrew Richard Kusneske. The bride-to-be attends Bob Jones University and the future groom is a graduate of Baker College. Both are home schooled graduates. She and her parents, Ray and Ida Young, are of Dorr. He and his parents, Kris and Melissa Kusneske, are of Grand Rapids.

Michelle Marie Zeitter and Matthew David VanderVelde, both of Grand Rapids, will be pronounced husband and wife July 24. Both the future bride and groom are graduates of Grandville High School and Hope College. She also attends Michigan State University. Her parents are Tim and Kim Zeitter, also of Grand Rapids. His parents are Mike and Kerry VanderVelde of Grandville.

ANNIVERSARIES Frank and Barb Butler A golden wedding anniversary was celebrated July 1 by Frank and Barb (Wright) Butler of Newaygo. Children of the couple are Jeff and Connie Butler, and Tony and Kathy Butler. They have three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Robert and Elaine Brooks Sixty years as husband and wife were observed July 1 by Robert E. and Elaine A. (Beckwith) Brooks. A celebration was held at John Knox Presbyterian Church in honor of the occasion. Children of the couple are Rob and Linda Brooks, Bruce and Noella Brooks, and Doug and

Roger and Norma Buys Fifty-six years of wedded life were observed June 18 by Roger H. and Norma J. (Dandrow) Buys of Jenison. A family vacation to Barothy Lodge in Wallhalla, highlighted the occasion. Children of the couple are Beth and Grant Senner, Lori and Roy Phillipi, Rick and Julie Buys, and the late

Cyndi Brooks. They have eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Howard and Clarice (Pelton) Carpenter of Belmont celebrated 75 years of marriage June 27. A family reunion at D.W. Richardson Park in Plainfield Charter Township was held in honor of the occasion. Children of the couple are David and Betty Carpenter, Paul and Marge Carpenter, Gordon and Sue Carpenter, and Rolen and Betty Anne Carpenter. They have 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

A golden wedding anniversary was observed July 9 by Floyd and Doris (Homrich) Courtade of Conklin. A family dinner will be held today in honor of the occasion. Children of the couple are Keith Courtade, Ann and Jon Zandstra, Ken Courtade and Matt Norris, Angela

Patricia Smeelink. They have seven grandchildren.

Len and Joanne Esakson Len and Joanne Esakson of Wyoming will observe their 55th wedding anniversary on July 15. A family dinner is being planned in honor of the occasion. Children of the couple are Mary Jo and Gary Swets, Craig and Colleen Esakson, and Judy and Jeff Miheive. They have nine grandchildren.

and John Poffinbarger, and Dennis and Melissa Courtade. They have nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Sixty years of matrimony were observed June 30 by Milburn “Mel” and Doris (Bowman) Dosenberry of Grand Rapids. A future family cookout is being planned. Children of the couple are Terry and Janet Dosenberry, Charles and Debbie Eggerding, Larry and Terrie Dosenberry, and Andy and Sharon Chopp. They have 11 grandchildren.

James and Beth Frank Fifty years of wedded life will be observed July 15 by James and Beth (Stevens) Frank of Saranac. A future family dinner will be held in honor of the occasion. Children of the couple are Jay and Sue Frank, and Ann

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Lloyd & Dorothy Heydenburg Sixty-five years as husband and wife were celebrated July 10 by Lloyd and Dorothy (Korhorn) Heydenburg of Jenison. A family dinner was held in honor of the occasion. Children of the couple are Larry and Karen Heydenburg, Kathy and Wayne Marsman, Nancy and Russ Ahlquist, Joy and Randy Reed, and Bill Heydenburg. They have 13

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Dallas and Joan Hunt A golden wedding anniversary will be observed July 16 by Dallas and Joan (Richardson) Hunt of Caledonia. A family dinner at a later date will be held in honor of the occasion. Children of the

Gerald and Ednarae Huttenga couple are Richelle and Glenn Purvis, and the late Stephen Hunt. They have six grandchildren.

Fifty years as husband and wife were observed July 9 by Gerald and Ednarae (Brown) Huttenga of Hudsonville. A family and friends dinner that day at Sunnybrook Country Club highlighted the occasion. Children of the couple are

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grandchildren and 29 greatgrandchildren.

Leo and Lula Homrich Sixty-four years of marriage were observed June 29 by Leo and Lula (Ebenstein) Homrich of Wyoming. A future celebration will be held in honor of the occasion. Children of the couple are Dale and Rosie Homrich, the late Ron Homrich, Sharon Grygiel and Steve Homrich. They have 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

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Fred and Mary Lynn (Robach) Patin of Sand Lake will observe 50 years of marriage July 16. Children of the couple are Liz and Paul Uzarski, Karen Patin, Kevin and Susan Patin, Steve and Heidi Patin, Ken and Liz

Sixty-five years as husband and wife were observed April 7 by Arthur and Dorothy (Ross) Riley of Grand Rapids. A gathering at Cascade Hills Country Club highlighted the occasion. Children of the couple are Rick, Pat, Barb and Suzanne. They have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Patin, Gary Patin, Becky and Mike Meengs, Dan and Nicole Patin, Eric and Trish Patin, and Martin and Tabitha Patin. They have 19 grandchildren.

Paul and Kim Lee Fifty-five years of matrimony were observed May 3 by Paul and Kim (Kim) Lee of Kentwood. A family dinner was held in honor of the occasion. Children of the couple are Sunny and Frank Sun, Jim and Jeanettte VandenAkker, Rose Park, Chris and HaJin Lee, and Bob and Yen Lee. They have seven grandchildren.

George and Nancy Siskaninetz Fifty years of wedded life will be observed July 16 by George and Nancy (Donovan) Siskaninetz of Paw Paw. A family dinner, followed by a camping trip up North, will highlight the occasion. Children of the couple are Lynn Staggs and

Robert and Sandra Smith A golden wedding anniversary was observed July 10 by Robert E. Jr. and Sandra J. (Kremer) Smith of Grand Rapids. An open house in honor of the occasion will be held July 17 from 1-4 p.m. at New Community Church in Grand Rapids. Children of the couple are Janice and Don Davis, Martha and Bob Goetz, Peter and Megumi Smith, Carmen Rosa, Sharon Smith and the late David Smith. They have eight

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Fifty years of wedded life were observed July 8 by Richard and Carol (Staal) Vande Guchte of Hudsonville. The event was celebrated with a family dinner. Children of the couple are Randall Vande Guchte and Amy Boelens, David and Traci Vande

Guchte, Christopher and Lisa Vande Guchte, Lynelle and Michael Denbraber, and Karin and Joseph Eitel. They have 18 grandchildren.

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Dale & Dorothy VanHamersveld Sixty years of marriage will be observed July 18 by Dale and Dorothy (Lindemulder) VanHamersveld of Grand Rapids. A family celebration at Breton Woods retirement homes will be held in honor of the occasion. Children of the couple are the Rev. Dr. Michael and Peggy VanHamersveld, and Terri and Dr. Jack DeJong. They have seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

David and Diane Wier A golden wedding anniversary was observed June 24 by David and Diane (Barber) Wier of Comstock Park. A northern Michigan trip was taken in honor of the occasion. Children of the couple are David and Mary Ellen Wier, Jon and Barb Wier, and Lisa and Les Newton. They have 28

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Forty years of wedded life were observed July 9 by John and Diane (Brouwer) Daling of Allendale. A family dinner was held in honor of the occasion. Children of the couple are Scott and Sally Daling, Mike and Jamie Daling, and Shelley and Joel Daniel. They have five grandchildren.

Forty-five years as husband and wife were observed July 10 by Bob and Karen (Ross) Kaiser of Byron Center. A late summer trip will be taken in honor of the occasion. Children of the couple are Jason and Lisa Kaiser, and Sarah and Mike McClish. They have three grandchildren.

Forty years of marriage were observed July 2 by Jack and Pat (Meyers) Vander Hulst of Grandville. A dinner with family was held in honor of the occasion. Children of the couple are Julie and Rich Pardoe.

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Cedar Point water ride rolling Cedar Point says its new water ride is making a splash following a delayed opening so its boats could undergo more work. Spokesman Robin Innes says Shoot the Rapids has the makings of a popular attraction at the amusement park in Sandusky. Innes said people who want to experience the $10.5 million flume ride are waiting in line up to an hour at peak times. Info: ISLE AWHILE

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FRENCH REGION EMBRACES ITS PROUD WINE-GROWING HERITAGE one-hour flight from Paris, or a little more than three hours on a highspeed (TGV) train. Arriving at the Bordeaux airport, travelers immediARSAC, France ately will recognize the importance — There’s of wine to the region: Giant faux wine bottles sit atop the baggage something noble claim carousels, and a vineyard about Bordeaux grows right outside the terminal wines, and it’s not just the doors. Unlike visits to wine regions in the heritage of their 100-year- U.S., though, most visits to vineyards old vines, their prominent and wineries should be arranged in advance, and appointments generplace in viticulture ally are required, as most wineries do not have public visiting hours for history or their world“drop-ins” or tasting. To get to the renowned quality. heart of the wine-growing region, It’s also the “noble rot” respon- it’s best to rent a car, but since many sible for creating some of the re- wineries are hard to find on the rugion’s sweeter wines, which are ral, windy roads, be sure to have a being paired more frequently with set of good directions (a GPS in the main courses alongside their better- car also is advised). known Bordeaux counterparts. Some people use the term Bor- An ideal base camp deaux generically, the way others It’s possible to make the city of might ask for a cabernet, but Bor- Bordeaux a base for a visit, as it has deaux wines actually come in sev- several larger hotels. From there, eral distinct varieties, such as sweet many of the top wine destinations white wines and dry white wines, in will be an hour or 90 minutes by addition to several different types car. Most of the smaller, picturesque of red wine. towns have a handful of small hotels and B&Bs. Book lodging ahead Something in the air, soil of time, especially during the peak The Bordeaux region has multiple summer months. Late spring, summicroclimates, fueled by rivers that mer and fall are the best months to wrap around the area in the south- visit; winters can be cold. Long sumwest of France. And from these mi- mer days also offer more daylight croclimates and variations in terroir during which to take in the pictur(the vineyard soil and other growing esque vineyards and towns. conditions), winemakers are coaxing The town of Saint-Emilion, named wines that are smooth and lush, rich for an eighth-century Benedictine and complex, with one eye on past monk, is nestled high on a hill, with traditions and one on the future. nearly 200 acres of catacombs beThe diversity of Bordeaux wines neath the surface. They are still can be explored in person, in places accessible in some parts of town, like Saint-Emilion, about an hour’s including at the winery Chateau drive from the city of Bordeaux. One Canon, where centuries-old canof the main red wine areas of Bor- dlemarks from workers excavating deaux, Saint-Emilion’s wineries em- the limestone are still visible on the ploy similar growing, harvesting and walls and low ceilings. winemaking techniques, though its In spite of their cellar-like appearsilky red wines are a stark contrast ance, however, the catacombs are to those of its nearby neighbors. not generally used for storing wine Getting to Bordeaux is an easy SEE BORDEAUX, J2 BY ERIC RISBERG




From the top: Visitors make their way up a steep cobblestone street in St. Emilon; the interior of the winery at Chateau Biac in Langoiran; a vineyard at Chateau Biac with the Garonne River in the background.

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Sandy Pines in Hopkins, a campground that also boasts a lake with “sprayground,” miniature and 18-hole golf and a fitness center, (616) 8968315. For a “Wet and Wild” weekend of water park-style fun, try the KOA in Port Huron, Friday-July 18, (810) 987-4070. On any given summer weekend, the Lake of Dreams campground in Merrill, near Alma, features floating climbing structures along with catch-and-release fishing ponds. Hit the right weekend, and you’ll find a disc jockey spinning oldies on the beach, paddle boat races and sand art contests (Friday-July 18 or Aug. 20-22) or a Farm Fest featuring a tractor pull, beer tent, chicken barbecue and a parade (Aug. 6-8). That all comes with camping — $27.50/night for a campsite or $45 for a rustic cabin. See why camping memories are the ones that stick? E-mail: kimschneider@chartermi. net




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Past and present: A large modern sculpture stands in front of the estate house at Chateau Haut Bailly in Leognan, France. The diversity and heritage of Bordeaux wines can be explored during a visit to the region in southwest France, where winemakers have one eye on the past traditions and one on the future.


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because of high humidity. At Chateau Canon, some “oldschool” winemaking practices are employed, such as the use of wood fermentation tanks, but they are coupled with modern technology and methods. The Chateau Coutet vineyard, one of the oldest Sauternes producers in the Sauternes-Barsac region, is best known for its eponymous Premier Cru (first growth wine), as well as its prestigious Cuvee Madame. The winery’s location between the Garonne and Ciron rivers provides the perfect blend of moist and dry climate conditions that produce a grape fungus called botrytis, which causes the “noble rot” necessary to produce the sweet wines.

Still standing: Late day falls on a 13th century tower, once used to raise pigeons, set in a vineyard at Chateau Coutet in Barsac, France.

by hand, hectare by hectare, keeping each plot separate not only through the picking, but through maceration, fermentation and barreling. In fact, New uses when wines are blended, it Lately, Chateau Coutet usually is the first “meeting” (which Thomas Jefferson pro- of the various plots within a claimed the best of Barsac Sau- vineyard. ternes in the late 1700s) and In the Margaux region of Borother lush, amber wines are deaux, the Chateau du Tertre re-emerging — not just for an vineyard has taken a decidedly aperitif or after-dinner drink, modern turn. Its minimalist but also as wine that can be decor inside gives it a clean, paired with main courses such 21st-century feel, and its feras spicy curries, lobster and mentation area is punctuated duck. by an intriguing, egg-shaped However, this newfound pop- concrete vat. Its 35-year-old ularity doesn’t mean that the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot old-school way of doing things and Cabernet Franc vines, has been abandoned in south- along with some Petit Verdot, ern Bordeaux: Many wineries produce wines that are deep painstakingly harvest grapes yet sharp.

The average age of the vines at Chateau Haut-Bailly in the Pessac-Leognan region is also 35 years, but its vineyard includes four hectares of vines that are more than 100 years old. Old meets new outside of the vineyards, too, where fossilized rock marks the outside of the winery and modern sculptures grace the winery entrance. Similar modern sculptures also can be seen at nearby Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, where a giant hare watches over Cabernet Franc vines. But whether one is seeking art or nature, modern or traditional, sweet wine or deep reds, the region of Bordeaux offers diverse and widespread appeal. “Bordeaux is ... a beautiful

Information: The website offers information on accommodations, tours and restaurants. Getting there: From Paris, Bordeaux is a one-hour flight from Paris, or three hours on the high-speed train (TGV). Details: Visits to vineyards and wineries should be arranged in advance. History: For information on Bordeaux’s World Heritage sites and historic monuments, visit http://bit. ly/bJvlfG. region, and city with a full and rich history. Everywhere you look, you have a reminder that wine is deeply ingrained in the local culture,” said Aline Baly, third generation owner of Chateau Coutet. “In the city, one discovers numerous cavistes, wine bars and restaurants with fabulous Bordeaux wine lists. But adventuring down the cobblestones streets, through the architecture, museums and its beautiful parks, reminds us that wine is only one thread in Bordeaux’s rich tapestry.”


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Butterbeer a hit with Potter fans at Universal Orlando Sweet, frothy drink getting as much attention as rides BY BETH J. HARPAZ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Museum boasts 20,000 salt and pepper shaker sets BY CARYN ROUSSEAU

Half the visitors


GATLINBURG, Tenn. — It all started with a few pepper mills on a California windowsill. Andrea Ludden, 37, says her mother’s collection of salt and pepper shakers eventually grew so large that at one point her family had 2,000 sets boxed underneath another house where they lived in Texas. “Finally my dad just said, ’This is enough,”’ Ludden said. “He said, ’You’ve got to do something with this.’ And she said, ’Let’s open a museum.”’ The family moved to Tennessee, and in 2002, they opened The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum. The collection started with 12,000 salt and pepper shaker sets and now boasts more than 20,000 pairs. The museum is nestled near the downtown strip in Gatlinburg, gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee. Ludden, the museum’s curator, credits her mother with seeing the potential in all those salt and pepper shakers. “She started to realize you can see the way a civilization changes over time through these household items that are common but in such an amazing variety,” Ludden said. A welcome sign at the museum says it all: “Inside you will see an amazing variety of salt and pepper shakers from the smallest to the largest, made from anything and everything you can imagine. Including sea shells, light bulbs, gourds, eggs, antlers, walnut shells, bone, plastic, grass, stone, gold, silver, aluminum.” The shakers are displayed behind glass, 10 shelves high, and meticulously organized, labeled by sections such as “bears” or “pigs,” then sorted by color. Red radishes and

All shapes and sizes: Colorful, cartoonish faces grace the set of shakers, above, and the museum also is flush with tiny toilet-shaped shakers, below.

IF YOU GO Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum Location: 461 Bookside Village Way at the Winery Square in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Information: Go to, or call 888778-1802 or 865-430-5515. Hours: Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily with winter closures. Cost: Adults, $3; children 12 and younger admitted free. purple eggplants sit in the same window as roly-poly chefs and lobster claws. An identical pair of nuns smile from behind folded hands and pink cheeks. There are a pair of red bulls from Spain, peacocks from India and gondolas from Italy. There are jokes, too. One pair of red toilets have “S” and

“P” on the opened seats. All the walls surrounding the display windows are black to keep visitors focused on the salt and pepper shakers — except for one wall where the history of Morton Salt is tacked between showcases. Ludden says her whole family — including her mom, also named Andrea, her dad, Rolf, and brother, Alex — continues to add to the collection, hunting for shaker sets in antique shops and malls. The family ended up with so many salt and pepper sets that eventually the museum ran out of space to display them, so they opened a second museum in Guadalest, Spain, outside the coastal resort city of Benidorm in the Valencia province. “It’s not until you go into a museum like this that it dawns on you that, ‘Oh my gosh, they really do come in so many different colors and sizes and different materials,”’ Ludden said.

Schroder said that about half the visitors to The Wizarding World sample butterbeer. “There may be no bigger product launch smash this year than butterbeer,” WalletPop. com said. “It’s interesting that one small thing they can sell for a few dollars is getting as much attention as the rides,” said Gabe Travers, who reviewed the park for, the NBC affiliate in the Orlando area. Immediately after The Wizarding World’s June 18 opening, butterbeer was one of the most searched-for terms on the Internet. A butterbeer recipe on got 3,445 hits when the park opened, up from an average 350 daily views before the opening, according to spokesman Andrew Sims. Now the recipe is averaging 1,200 daily views. Even, a site

for fans of Disney World, has a separate thread for comments related to Universal’s butterbeer. Universal would not release its butterbeer recipe, but press materials describe the drink as “reminiscent of shortbread and butterscotch.” In the Harry Potter books, butterbeer appears to have an inebriating effect, and some older online recipes include butterscotch schnapps, but the Universal version is nonalcoholic. In Bon Appetit’s January 2002 issue, author J.K. Rowling was asked what butterbeer tastes like, and she said: “I made it up. I imagine it to taste a little bit like less sickly butterscotch.”

Rowling approved The version sold at The Wizarding World was tasted and approved by Rowling herself. “Everyone knows butterbeer was approved by J.K. Rowling, so people want to taste it and see if their tastebuds match up,” said Travers. Visitors to the park see a large wooden barrel that bears the word “BUTTERBEER” as soon as they enter, and they can buy it from a street cart and inside The Three Broomsticks restaurant and Hog’s

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MACKINAC ISLAND — The new Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum has opened on Mackinac Island. The museum at the island’s Indian Dormitory showcases historic pieces as well as the work of contemporary Mackinac Island artists. The Mackinac State Historic Parks’ collection includes Native American fine and decorative art; 18th century maps of the Great Lakes region; paintings, drawings, etchings and

 For more on the museum, go to Mackinac State Historic Parks: photographs; and historic fine arts. A fragment of decorated prehistoric pottery, recently excavated from the site of the art museum, is exhibited. The museum was funded by the Richard and Jane Manoogian Foundation. Admission is $5 for adults, $3.50 for ages 5-17.



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Head pub. Butterbeer is sold in two varieties, regular and frozen, but many people buy both. “There are some two-fisted butterbeer moments happening,” said Schroder. The consensus among online fans appears to be that the frozen version is more delicious. The drink is drawn from a tap, like a beer, and the dense, whipped topping is added from a separate tap. It’s served in cups, about $3 ($4 for frozen) for a disposable cup and about $10 ($11 for frozen) for a hard plastic souvenir stein. Travers said if he were trying to make the drink at home, he would “start with a good cream soda.” The hard part, he said, would be the topping: “It tastes like a Werther’s caramel candy but the foam had the consistency of a dairy or latte type of foam. It’s pretty dense; it floats on top.” Robert Lima of Warwick, R.I., who says he still loves “all that is Harry Potter” even though he’s 24 years old, tried butterbeer a week after the park opened and described it as “frosty magical goodness.” But Sabrina Sampson had one small reservation: “It was too sweet to chug down, but it was good for the first five sips or so.”



SILVER BAY, Minn. — One of the most visited lighthouses in the United States, Split Rock Lighthouse near Silver Bay, Minn., is celebrating its centennial this year in its magnificent cliff-top setting. The octagonal 54-foot-tall brick tower sits atop a 130-foot cliff, giving it a commanding view of Lake Superior below. Deactivated in 1969, the light typically is lit once a year, on Nov. 10, to commemorate the 1975 loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald. This year, in celebration of the centennial, the light will be lit at dusk on the first Friday of each month. The facility is open for climbing and the light station buildings can be toured from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. mid-May to midOctober. Call 218-226-6372 or visit the Minnesota Historical Society site at places/sites/srl. The lighthouse is in Split

Foamy mustaches: Park guests Jillian Woodworth, left, and Steven Hopke try butterbeer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando theme park in Orlando.


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What in the world? Suzanne Benson looks at a display at the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The museum’s collection comes from across the globe.



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Texas’ mystical Caddo Lake beckons visitors Region tucked in state’s northeast corner BY JAMIE STENGLE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

UNCERTAIN, Texas — As Capt. Ron Gibbs navigates his pontoon boat down a narrow waterway lined with bald cypress trees dripping Spanish moss, he shuts off the motor. The only noise punctuating the silence is birds calling as the boat glides under the bright summer sun on Caddo Lake. Visitors to this lake tucked away in Texas’ forested northeast corner find a mysterious labyrinth of swamps, sloughs and bayous, home to a vast array of wildlife from owls to eagles to alligators. A boat tour of the lake takes visitors through seas of bright green water lilies, down shaded watery avenues and past islands of dense forest. “There are some areas that are so primeval it’ll make the hair on the back of your neck stand up,” said Gibbs, whose Graceful Ghost Steamboat Co. Inc. is one of several outfits offering boat tours of the lake. “It’s a supernatural feeling. It’s downright spooky in some areas.” “It’s hauntingly beautiful. It’s an enchanting lake,” Gibbs said. The lake’s “flooded forest,” which has trees that are more than 400 years old, was created

Step back in time: Cars line the brick-paved strip in downtown Jefferson. With its tree-lined lanes of antebellum homes and a downtown square near the Big Cypress Bayou, the town makes a relaxing stop for travelers to nearby Caddo Lake.

when the lake level rose after bald cypress trees germinated on the dry lake bed in a lowwater period, said Todd Dickinson, park manager of the state’s 484-acre Caddo Lake State Park. Tourists are drawn to the lake and state park, which is bordered by the 8,000-acre Caddo Lake Wildlife Management Area and the 7,000-acre Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge, for the camping, boating, kayaking, bird watching, hiking, fishing and hunting. The 27,000-acre lake about 170 miles east of Dallas straddles the edge of Texas and Louisiana, where it becomes open water. Dickinson said each season offers something new on the lake. In the summer, the lake shimmers under the hot sun, and the vegetation is in

full bloom, showing off bright greens and colorful flowers. By fall, the bald cypress trees are turning a rusty red, and when the temperature drops in the winter, the lake takes on a silvery glow as the trees lose their leaves. In the spring, more fisherman appear, and the lake begins getting greener. “This lake just comes alive with something new each week,” Gibbs said. A first glimpse of the lake can be bewitching. “It looks very prehistoric. Really magical, enchanting, otherworldly,” said Vanessa Adams, a biologist for the wildlife management area. Bird watching can be especially interesting, said Adams. One a recent summer afternoon, there were great blue herons wading in the water. Adams said in the fall, when

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WEBERS INN, ANN ARBOR - Plan your affordable yet luxurious get away from $99 a night. Pool, sauna, whirlpool, poolside Jacuzzi suites, Weber’s famous restaurant and dancing entertainment to Michigan’s best bands are waiting for you. 800-443-3050,

SUMMER FAMILY FUN - LAKEFRONT COTTAGES ON SWIMMING BEACH. Furnished w/kit., bath, w/ fireplace, screened porch. Grill/fire-ring & picnic tables. Near Ludington in Ntnl. Forest. Fishing, no lic. req. rowboat incl. Canoe, paddleboat & pontoon avail. Beach, playground, game rm., hiking. Open May-Oct. BLUE LAKE RESORT, Fountain, MI 888-811-5369. No pets.

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THE SHACK B & B – Log lodge surrounded by 100 acres of wooded nature on Robinson Lake. Rooms with hot tubs & fireplace – great place for a get-a-way for Mom & Dad. Enjoy a banana split in the evening and country breakfast in the morning. Call 231-924-6683 or visit


AARON’S WOODED ACRES ON LAKE HURON East Tawas Vacation cottages with fireplace, screened porch. One, two, and three bedroom fully furnished and equipped. Park-like setting, game room, fire pit, pets welcome. Midweek discount July – August (excludes holidays). 989-362-5188. HURON BEACH COTTAGE - Reduced Rate - Enjoy a cathedral ceiling 3 bdrm cottage (knotty pine throughout) nestled in a beautiful, tranquil 2 acre woods on walkout sugar sand beach of Lake Huron. Amenities - full kit., hammock, grill, cable, TV, campfire & wood, beach chairs, fishing boat, peace & quiet in Greenbush. Wkly rentals. Call 989-790-2209 or

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TIKI BAR IS OPEN - LIVE MUSIC - Great Grill Menu! The Springbrook Inn is a luxury get-away for couples. All rms. offer a 6x6 hot tub, fireplace, king bed, Cable/DVD. A hot breakfast is served to your rm. & dinner pkgs. avail. some nights. No need to leave the property. One mile E. of Houghton Lake. Visit or 800-424-0218

SOUTH HAVEN - Historic beachside B&B offers moderately priced rms. to Jacuzzi Suites. Artist couple welcomes couples, families & independent travelers. Enjoy breakfast on one of the decks or in THE INN GALLERY! Inn celebrating 27th yr. as South Haven’s FIRST B&B. SUN.-THURS. SPECIAL: 5 nights for price of 4/ANY ROOM! 1-866-637-8943

COME TO THE BEACH – Enjoy long walks on miles of sandy beach. Relaxing private hot tubs, romantic fireplaces, king size beds, fabulous Lake Huron views and breakfast served to your room. Visit our website at or call 989-739-9255. Located on a beautiful beach between Tawas and Oscoda.

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DISNEY/ORLANDO - 2-4 bedrooms. World’s #1 family vacation theme park. Rent one of our homes just minutes from all attractions. Beautiful homes with private solar heated pool; just bring your toothbrush. Cost is less than a hotel room. Florida Vacation Homes, (800) 419-2529, visit, or email

New York MANHATTAN – NYC RIVERSIDE TOWER $129/room for 2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Center area on Hudson River. 18 floors, river views, kitchenette, 5 minutes to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. Riverside & 80th Street. FREE BROCHURE (800) 724-3136 or visit our website at

Jamaica LOST BEACH RESORT, SOUTH COAST - A Caribbean Jewel. Beachfront 1-3 bdrm suites w/A/C, kitchenettes, room/maid service, Pool, Restaurant, Bar, Library, hammocks, kayaks, bikes, group & family friendly. Only $69pp a night, all-incl. (kids under 6 FREE, under 12, $49 pp a night) Call 877-GET-LOST,, or email

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Spooky scene: Boat slips are seen along a water lane on Caddo Lake, near Uncertain, Texas. Visitors to this lake tucked away in Texas’ forested northeast corner find a labyrinth of swamps, sloughs and bayous that are home to an array of wildlife from alligators to owls.

wading birds are doing their “post-breeding wandering,” there can be some unexpected sightings in the swampy lake. English sisters Marilyn Jones and Anita Harris from Liverpool made a stop on Caddo Lake as part of a tour of Texas after reading about it in a guidebook. They said the lake did not disappoint, with Jones describing it as “brilliant, beautiful.” About 17 miles west of the lake, visitors will find the genteel town of Jefferson, which has historical ties to the flooded forest. Now a small community of elegant homes, antique stores and bed and breakfasts, Jefferson was once a bustling river port, with steamboats traveling up the Mississippi River from

New Orleans to the Red River, through Caddo Lake and down Big Cypress Bayou to Jefferson. But in the 1870s, a “log jam” on the Red River above Shreveport, La., was broken up, opening up the main course of the river and lowering water levels so much steamboats could no longer make it to Jefferson. With its tree-lined lanes of antebellum homes and a downtown square near the Big Cypress Bayou, the town makes a relaxing stop. For elegant dining, try the Stillwater Inn, in an old Victorian home. “The beauty of coming to Jefferson is you can come in, park the car, throw away the keys and walk everywhere,” said Juanita Wakefield Chitwood, executive director of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.


IF YOU GO Uncertain, Texas Caddo Lake State Park: Getting there: Uncertain, Texas, on Caddo Lake, is a three-hour drive from Dallas, an hour from Shreveport, La. Graceful Ghost Steamboat Co.: or 877-894-4678. Jefferson: jefferson-texas. com/ Stillwater Inn: 203 E. Broadway, Jefferson, Texas; or 903665-8415. Cottage rental, $130 a night. Caddo Lake Wildlife Management Area: tinyurl. com/32qkero


Weber’s Inn Boutique Hotel & Restaurant Ann Arbor, Michigan


warm, relaxing weekend awaits you at Weber’s Inn, a favorite destination for couples and families. Known for gracious hospitality, superb dining, and outstanding resort-style amenities, Weber’s is rated 4-Stars by Orbitz and Travelocity and has established itself as Ann Arbor’s premier boutique hotel. Our independent status allows us to offer a level of hospitality that cannot be matched by corporate chain hotels. Weber’s is the ideal location for exploring Ann Arbor’s must-see sites. Our well-appointed guestrooms offer luxurious bedding, including crisp 250 thread-count sheets, a down-filled comforter, duvet, and a variety of down and Comforel pillows. Upgraded rooms feature Lacava porcelain washbasins, a dazzling 7-head shower massage panel, 37” HD flat screen TV’s, complimentary wired and wireless Internet access, iPod stereo radio, and refrigerator. The Four Seasons recreation complex offers the perfect place to relax, complete with indoor pool, Swedish sauna, whirlpool spa, fitness center, outdoor patio, game room, and Cabana Cafe for poolside refreshments. Weber’s reputation for fine meals began in 1937 with our original restaurant. Over seventy years later, Weber’s continues to be Ann Arbor’s landmark restaurant, featuring the area’s finest prime rib, steaks and seafood. Our award-winning cuisine, relaxed upscale design and friendly service turn new customers into regulars. Adjacent to the restaurant, The Habitat Lounge is a lively setting for happy hour specials, sporting events and dancing to the area’s top entertainment. The elegant Ventura Bar is the perfect place to unwind with your favorite cocktail or premium wines by the glass. 734-769-2500 • 800-443-3050


NEW YORK — As more oil from the Gulf of Mexico washes up on surrounding beaches, tourism in many Southeastern states is fading — even in areas far away from the gooey mess. But hotels from Texas to Florida and some airlines like Spirit are eager to drum up business driven away by oil fears — which means bargains aren’t hard to find. Prices for hotel rooms are down by as much as 30 percent across the Gulf Coast and some spots in the Caribbean, as worries spread about where the oil will wash up next. Hotels in some cities as far away as Miami and along the eastern coast of Texas are seeing bookings affected by the spill, even though the likelihood of oil appearing there is small. Airline ticket prices to the Gulf region have fallen slightly since the spill. In general though, flight deals are harder to find because airlines can move planes to other routes if passenger numbers drop. Room prices for New Orleans in July have plunged by about 30 percent over the last six weeks, Travelocity senior editor Genevieve Shaw Brown said. Prices in Ft. Myers, Fla. are down by about 16 percent. They’ve dropped by about 10 percent in Miami. Some resorts are getting inventive. Sterling Resorts, which manages vacation properties along the Gulf Coast, is offering a “clean beach booking guarantee.” Guests can get their deposits refunded or reschedule their vacation if they’re concerned about the oil. The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla. is constructing a massive inflatable water park for visitors who are concerned about going into the ocean. Although the summer is the “low season” for many hot Florida spots, a number of Gulf cities rely on the peak summer tourist season. Hotel prices are holding up in more inland cities such as Orlando — home to Disney World. If you want to take advantage of these deals, you’d better jump fast. Because of the uncertainty surrounding the spill, the deals might go quick.

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FAIRY TALE GARDEN Kids can learn about slugs, bugs, birds, bees, veggies and more on tours Pages 6-7

INSIDE  House of the Week: Page 10  Featured Rental Community: Edward Rose & Son: Page 23


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IN BRIEF Outside projects Studies have shown some of the highest return on household improvements can come from those on the outside, not the inside. One of those at the top of the list is a new wood deck. Others are Adirondack chairs, a gazebo, planters and window boxes, picnic tables, a trellis, and a trash can corral or compost bin. Great Southern Wood offers free plans and instructions for projects such as these and more on its website, Click on the “Build It” section.

Got allergies? Here are tips for hypoallergenic living:  If you have carpet, vacuum regularly — up to three times a week.  Walls should be wallpaper-free. If

wallpaper is a must, use smooth paper and not grass cloth or nubby-type paper. Wipe the walls (papered or not) often because dust can settle.  Leather furniture is ideal for those with allergies, as dust mites can’t live or colonize in leather or vinyl.

Stop the mosquitoes To keep from being a mosquito magnet:  Avoid wearing dark colors  Stay calm (mosquitoes can smell a sweaty body up to 50 meters away)  Don’t drink alcohol (beer drinkers attracted 63 percent more mosquitoes than water drinkers in a recent French study).  To keep backyards from becoming a mosquito breeding area, try putting a product such as Mosquito Dunk into ponds, birdbaths or anywhere water collects. A six-pack sells for about $11.

Color craze The world of color has undergone a makeover, with yellow and gray paving the way. Together, these colors add a level of calm to the feel of a room, while adding eye-catching pops of color, according to Elaine Williamson of Elaine Williamson Designs (her website is ElaineWilliamsonDesigns. com) The gray works well as a base color on upholstered furniture, especially when coupled with another hot trend — espresso-stained wood, which exudes an air of sophistication. The yellow is best used in small bursts. Try a yellow throw pillow on a gray sofa for a stellar statement.

ear Vicki: I have an unusual request. My daughter and her friends want to sew something and have me help them. But they don’t want to make clothing, at least not at first. So what can they make? They already have turned down all of my ideas. Thanks. — Leah F. Dear Leah: I have a really cute backpack pattern to suggest. It is called the Chit Chat Backsack by designer Hope Yoder. It doubles as a purse for young ones. It has a youthful appeal and may be just what they are looking for. As you can see from the picture, it uses a bunch of different fabrics — which is really fun, because the

SEW SIMPLE focus is on creativity — and a simple applique, only if you want. The view that uses curvy seams is fine for first-timers, because they are not really seams but just a cute detail that is fused into place. This is a terrific project for the girls to learn because the seams are short and the instructions direct them to press after each seam, so they are learning good habits. There is even a little quilting. As always, try to find this locally, but if you can’t find it, we carry it in our store. Send me a check for $16.75, and I will send it to you. Dear Vicki: Please don’t laugh — I need to mend a hole in a sock. I can’t believe I am writing to you about this. My grandmother used to darn socks, and we all discounted this and kind of laughed. Now I need to fix a hole in the leg part of a very expensive pair, and she is not around to do it or to teach me. So, if possible, tell me how to do it. Thanks. — Agatha B.


Ladybug doll: Highly detailed durable fabric lady bug doll is ready to adorn your porch or garden. It’s $36.95 at The Blackbird, 186188 S. River Ave., Holland.

The garden quote “What this country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.” — Will Rogers

Backpack pattern good for young sewers D

From the fantastic to functional, this column is all about cool products for the house. If your store has something that fits that description, e-mail the details to yourlife@grpress. com. and we will consider it for a future column.

Dear Agatha: First, it’s not hard, and you actually will enjoy this. You should insert a wooden darning egg into the sock. I’m guessing you don’t have one, so use a light bulb instead and put it into the sock. This will support your stitching. Now, you need to create a “net” with needle and thread to fill the hole. So begin at one corner and anchor your stitches, then jump to the next corner and take a stitch. Go back and forth across the hole moving upward until you have covered the hole. Be careful not to draw up the edges. To finish, next stitch at right angles to the horizontal stitches you just laid in. As you stitch, weave your needle up and down through the threads so you have a mat, exactly like the potholders and placemats we wove in grade school. Send your sewing questions to Vicki Farmer Ellis, Sew Simple, The Grand Rapids Press, King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., 15th Floor, New York, NY 10019.

French flair: Cherries are the theme for saying thank you to the host with a set of two flour sack towels and matching set of eight note cards. Towels are $24 per set; note cards are $14.99 for the set, at Marie & Co., 2237 Wealthy St. SE, East Grand Rapids.

Presentation is everything: Novelty handcrafted ceramic stoppers/toppers will adorn just about any dish, table or meal being served. A variety of designs including those show may be found for $12.50 each at Papers Plus, 2213 Wealthy St. SE, East Grand Rapids.


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Barn quilts color the countryside JENNIFER



hyllis DeWys wasn’t expecting to get as inspired as she did while accompanying her husband on a pheasant hunt. “I go out in the field,” she said. “I don’t carry a gun. I don’t find any pleasure in it.” But the pheasant hunting trip panned out rather fabulously for DeWys, an avid quilter, who started spotting what looked like giant quilt blocks on the sides of barns along the Iowa countryside. DeWys, 52, of Kent City, first noticed the barn quilts two years ago, but didn’t become obsessed with them until last summer’s hunt when she saw even more barn quilts. She decided to do a little research and track down instructions to make her own. Once home, DeWys recruited her sister, Sue VanDis, 45, of Jamestown Township, to help her paint a couple of quilts for her barn. VanDis was the perfect sister for the job given she has an impressive collection

IF YOU GO Gables End Barn Quilts Where to find the quilts: Find a selection at Attic Window Quilt Shop, 5307 Alpine Ave. NW in Grand Rapids and The Mercantile, 707 W U.S. 10 in Scottville.

Eye-catching: Phyllis DeWys, left, of Kent City, and Sue VanDis, of Jamestown Township, stand with a selection of their painted Gables end Barn Quilts. The quilts, which range in size from 2-foot to 8-foot squares, have been known to stop traffic and inspire passersb-y to reach for their cameras.

CONNECT  Find out more at or e-mail of power tools and has been building furniture and cabinets for years. After they painted barn quilts on MDO plywood for DeWys, VanDis decided she wanted one, too. Then they started making them for other siblings and friends with barns. And before they knew it, they were in business selling quilts under the name Gables End Barn Quilts. The partnership has been fun for the sisters, who both have experience as traditional quilters.


“We still quilt, but now we paint them,” VanDis said. While painting quilts is much faster than sewing them, they have had to get used to lugging around heavy boards and waiting for paint to dry before switching colors.

Getting to work: The sisters prep to paint barn quilts in VanDis’ pole barn.

“The best part for me is coming here and working with my sister and seeing my nieces,” DeWys said, standing outside her sister’s pole barn. “Working together is always a lot of fun,” VanDis agreed, smiling. Each quilt is painted with about five coats of oil-based, high gloss-exterior paint so it withstands the elements. The standard sizes are 8-foot, 4-foot and 2-foot squares, with the smaller quilts intended for display on cottages, garages and even interior walls. Prices range from $75 for a 2-foot-square quilt to $350 for an 8-foot-square quilt. Customers can request a particular quilt block design and color scheme. “The smaller ones you could just put in the entry way,” VanDis said, adding that you don’t have to have a barn to enjoy the quilts. The sisters draw out each quilt block pattern on the boards before adding color. They use painter’s tape to mark the edges of their designs to keep the lines straight.

From the road, these barn quilts are impressive, especially when you catch a glimpse of one of the large ones on the side of a barn across a field. The barn quilt craze has caught on in many states including Ohio, Iowa, Indiana and Illinois. However, barn quilts are scarce in West Michigan. This is something DeWys and VanDis are working to change. They’re eager to paint custom barn quilts for new customers and hope to host a local barn quilt tour through the area soon. “They’re so beautiful and people absolutely love them,” DeWys said. And if these sisters stick to their mission to paint giant quilt blocks to hang on every barn around, West Michigan is in for a real treat. Bring on the barn quilts. What are you making this summer? Send your comments, project ideas and story suggestions to Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood at jennifer@ or send letters to P.O. Box 888192, Grand Rapids, MI 49588-8192.


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Stay off our turf European chafer, Japanese beetles and their offspring can ravage your yard


he heat is on — or was. A Fourth of July weekend with temperatures eclipsing 90 degrees has set into motion all sorts of outdoor activity. Tomato plants are flourishing, pumpkin vines are growing a foot a day and lawns have throttled back on unabated growth requiring mowers to work overtime. And, like clockwork, the post-July Fourth holiday shepherds in our annual battle with Japanese and European chafer beetles. While you were at the cottage, root-chewing grubs began the transition to flying adults. European chafer grubs and Japanese beetle grubs are the ones that feed on grass roots. Hitting them with pesticides in spring offers a quick fix, but relief is fleeting. Unless intervention coincides with egg-laying, problems will persist in 2011.

Know your grubs European chafer grubs are hard to distinguish from Japanese beetle grubs — both are white, C-shaped soil dwellers. Once they emerge as adult beetles, the difference is noticeable. In terms of turf damage, European chafer grubs have the edge. They feed on grass roots in fall and spring. Japanese beetle grubs limit root feeding to spring. European chafer beetles have been in the U.S. for nearly 30 years and arrived in Michigan about 10 years ago. They emerge from the ground starting in late June. They are


Clockwise from top: A Japanese beetle munches away; the aftermath of its lunch; a European chafer beetle.


HOGAN DIGGIN’ IN the brown-colored ones you see bouncing off trees and houses. Once they take flight, they are done eating. They are too preoccupied with mating and laying eggs, which hatch into grubs to chew on turf roots come fall. More visible is the metallic brown-green Japanese beetle. As a grub, it feeds on turf roots only in spring. As a beetle, it chews on many landscape staples, including roses, zinnias and linden trees.

Don’t invite them Japanese beetles are loathed for their persistence and tenacity. Most West Michigan gardens have them to varying degrees. Adults lay eggs in lawns that are watered regularly. European chafer beetles prefer laying eggs in dry turf. Providing an inch or so of water weekly through August will make it less inviting for European chafer beetles to lay eggs in your lawn. The flip-side, of course, is it may encourage more egg-laying by Japanese beetles, which prefer irrigated lawns. Because the Japanese beetle feed as an adult, they’re around longer and lay more eggs. They remain active July through September, laying

eggs as many as four times. Feeding damage intensifies as summer wears on. As with most yard problems, what you do — or don’t do — can have the greatest impact. And it has nothing to do with chemical bombardment. European chafer grubs do not lay eggs in moist soil. Lay off the daily watering if this particular grub is a problem. They also do not like grass that is mowed high, as in 3.5 inches. Raising the height of your mower blade will deter European chafer beetles from targeting your lawn. A higher setting also helps turf shade itself from summer heat. “Recent research has shown that turf with a large

CONNECT  For a complete list of grub-control products for homeowners, including active ingredients, visit root system is much more tolerant of grub feeding than turf with a small root system,” said Michigan State University entomologist Dave Smitley. In any event, the time to act is now, he said. Look for grub-specific insecticides containing imidicloprid, acelepryn, thiamethoxam or halofenazide, he recommends. Not sure? Look for advice on the MSU website turf.msu. edu. E-mail:


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Tooting his horn: A young merchild graces the top of a fountain, trumpeting a welcome to visitors at the East Grand Rapids home of Kelly and Jim Doyle. On gossamer wings: A fairy hides in the garden of the Doyles, who on Friday will host a Fairy Tale Tea Party, one of four summer garden tours aimed at kids and families.



he fragile fairy nestles in the feathery patch of astilbe, her translucent aqua wings shimmering in the late-day sun. Her leafy skirt and swirl of hair from the center of a clematis flower provide the perfect woodland camouflage. Can you find her?

She’s just one of the mysteries waiting at the Fairy Tale Tea Party on Friday, one of four kid-friendly garden tours on tap this summer, hosted by the Kent Garden Club. A tiny stone path leads to an elf-sized door in a shaded tree trunk. A frilly

Where will it lead? A rocky path leads to a mysterious doorway in the base of a tree in the Doyles’ garden.

herb with the tiniest daisy-like flowers soaks up the sun. Can you name it? If you come to this tour, you can. You’ll learn about herbs and edible flowers, munch lavender cookies and sip flower-petal punch. Make your own fairy habitat from bits of bark, twigs acorns and seashells. Play “find the fairy,” hunting for a dozen or so of the ethereal sprites. All the while drinking in the fabulous East Grand Rapids garden of Kelly and Jim Doyle and their three kids — Genevieve, 10; Quinlan, 7; and Monica, 3.

A spectacular antique fountain sprays plumes of gurgling water. Rose-covered arbors scent the air. Neatly clipped boxwood hedges hint of England. A tea-sipping spot draped in gauze and glimmering droplets of crystal should lure fairies from their wooded cover. If fairies aren’t your thing, don’t worry. Other themes are on the tour are:  “Slugs, Bugs n’ Thugs” on July 23, all about the garden’s pesky invaders. This shady garden is packed with lovely slug-loving hostas. “They claim they don’t have any slugs,” garden tour chairwoman Gabriele Blacklidge says of the host gardeners. “The rest of us offered to import them.” Take part in a skit (practice your slug voice) and get tips for keeping pests and invasive plants away.  “Busy Bees, Birds and Butterflies” on July 30. Learn how to encourage these helpful garden visitors. This sunny garden offers a seek and find game — match up the plants with the bugs they attract.


 “Eat Your Veggies” on Aug. 6. See raised beds packed with tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and that weird-shapedbut-tasty kohlrabi. Learn about local produce — not just the stuff flown in from continents away. Make a mini scarecrow to take home. Each tour offers education, a snack, storytelling, a craft and tips to take home — so you can garden, too. “It just sounded like fun,” says Blacklidge, first vice president of the Kent Garden Club. The grandmother of a 3-yearold and a 1-year-old, Blacklidge says the club hopes to lure kids and their families outside to see what wonders you can create in your own backyard. “We’re in a time where people are getting back into nature,” Blacklidge says. “There are a lot of community gardens, people are back to earth. “When you talk to people about how they got into gardening, they often say it was through their mother or grandmother,” she says. “This is a great thing you can do with your grandkids. Instead of kids watching Mickey Mouse plant a garden on TV, come learn how to plant a real one.” While some consider gardening a solitary, soul-enriching pursuit, Blacklidge says the more the merrier. “Consider gardening a group activity,” she says. “If you have knowledge, pass it down. Garden together. If your grandchildren are out of town, invite the kids in the neighborhood over when you’re out in the garden. “A lot of gardening is work,” the plant-lover concedes. “Put a fun activity with it, so it’s not all about weeding. It’s about having fun outside.” Back at the fairy garden, Kelly Doyle plucks a few stray weeds from her lovely surroundings, fountain cherubs trumpeting streams of water as she works. “The idea of a garden tour for kids touched me,” she says, “because I have three kids of my own. I love the idea of exposing kids to gardens, getting them outside.” The Doyles’ expansive garden has become a family project, her kids happily discovering the newest baby cucumber and emerging yellow squash. Don’t miss Doyle’s wow-inducing cimicifuga, a towering 7-foot plant with plume-like

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Tea time: The four Kent Garden Club-sponsored kids’ summer garden tours will feature a snack, storytelling, a craft and gardening tips. The first, slated for Friday, is a Fairy Tale Tea Party in the garden of Kelly and Jim Doyle.

IF YOU GO Growing Generations of Gardeners Enjoy four garden tours for kids and families: When: Four consecutive Fridays, beginning July 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Themes and locations: July 16: Fairy Tale Tea Party, 130 Mercer Drive SE in East Grand Rapids July 23: Slugs, Bugs, n’ Thugs, 5027 Knob Hill Drive NE July 30: Busy Bees, Birds, and Butterflies, 3248 Gateshead Drive NE in Belmont Aug. 6: Eat Your Veggies, 2753 13 Mile Road NE in Rockford Cost: $5 for adults per event. Youngsters younger than 12 admitted free. No more than three children per adult. Get tickets the days of the tours on-site. blooms that look like big, white Doyle says of her sort-of-secret of velvety lamb’s ear plants, so For more information: Call Jean at 455-3295 or Eva at 443-2077 candle flames. It’s to the left of garden, hidden from view of soft to the touch? or visit Perfect fairy blankets. the iron garden gate entrance. the street. (Note: no public restrooms.) Bet she already shares more “I always try to do someSpecial touches: Frog statues, above, add whimsy to the Doyles’ garden. Near the entrance of the garden, visitors will find cimicifuga, right, a 7-foot-tall perennial with plume-like blooms.

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