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Cap removed from Deepwater well Tighter dome won’t be in place until Monday The Associated Press
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Newsline Across the nation
Shady past for ‘Grim Sleeper’ suspect
The 57-year-old man charged with 10 murders in the Los Angeles “Grim Sleeper” case was arrested at least 15 times over four decades and was in police custody many times after the killings began, probation and jail records show. The arrests of Lonnie Franklin Jr. for crimes including burglary, car theft and assault were never considered serious enough to send him Pool photo to state prison or to warrant his entry in the Franklin: Alleged state’s DNA database, “Grim Sleeper.” according to a report in Saturday’s Los Angeles Times. Franklin was arrested Wednesday on 10 counts of murder and other charges.
Robotic submarines removed the cap from the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, beginning a period of at least two days when oil will ﬂow freely into the sea. It’s the ﬁrst step in placing a tighter dome that is supposed to funnel more oil to collection ships on the surface a mile above. If all goes according to plan, the tandem of the tighter cap and the surface ships could keep all the oil from polluting the fragile Gulf as soon as Monday. The oil is ﬂowing mostly unabated into the water for about 48 hours — long enough for as much as 5 million gallons to gush out — until the new cap is installed. The hope for a permanent solution remains with two relief wells intended to plug it completely far beneath the seaﬂoor. After the cap removal, engineers were to remove a bolted ﬂange below the dome. The ﬂange has to be taken off so another piece of equipment called a ﬂange spool can go over the
Gulf spill: The containment cap covering the well head is lifted off the leak Saturday. drill pipe, where the sealing cap will be connected. The work could spill over into today, depending on how hard it is to pull off the ﬂange, said Kent Wells, a BP senior vice president. BP has a backup plan in case that doesn’t work: A piece of machinery will pry the top and the bottom of the ﬂange apart.
On Friday, National Incident Commander Thad Allen had said the cap could be in place by Monday. That’s still possible, given the timeline BP submitted to the federal government, but ofﬁcials say it could take up to a week of tests before it’s clear whether the new cap is working. The cap now in use was installed June 4, but because it had to be ﬁtted over a jagged cut in the well pipe, it allows some crude to escape. The new cap — dubbed “Top Hat Number 10” — follows 80 days of failures to contain or plug the leak. The company is also working to hook up another containment ship called the Helix Producer to a different part of the leaking well. The ship, which will be capable of sucking up more than 1 million gallons a day when it is fully operating, should be working by Sunday, Allen said. Some people in Louisiana’s oil-soaked Plaquemines Parish were skeptical that BP can contain the oil so soon. “Too many lies from the beginning,” oyster ﬁsherman Goyo Zupanovich said while painting his boat at a marina in Empire. “I don’t believe them anymore.”
“They are home now. They’re not forgotten anymore on a dusty shelf.” — Jess Rasmussen, Higginsville, Mo., cemetery director
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6 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan A wave of violence killed six U.S. troops and at least a dozen civilians Saturday in Afghanistan’s volatile south and east, as American reinforcements moving into Taliban-dominated areas face up to the ﬁerce resistance they expected. Senior U.S. military ofﬁcers have warned that the ﬁght in the Taliban’s spiritual birthplace would lead to a rise in casualties for troops. June was the deadliest month of the nearly 9-year-old war, and July has kept pace.
Photos by Christopher J. Cummins for USA TODAY
Military honors: The Patriot Guard motorcycle group escorts the cremains of 16 servicemembers and two spouses as they are transported July 1 to the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville. By Emilio Morenatti, AP
Taking it to the streets: Children wearing Catalonian ﬂags take part in a protest in Barcelona on Saturday. Thousands of demonstrators marched in favor of Catalonia as a nation.
Catalonians rally for more autonomy More than a million people gathered Saturday in northeastern Barcelona to demand greater regional autonomy for Catalonia and protest a recent court ruling forbidding this prosperous region from calling itself a nation. City government spokesman Manuel Campillo said police had counted 1.1 million people. Spain’s courts recently granted sweeping new powers of self-rule to the region, but on Friday its highest court ruled that the country’s constitution recognized Spain as the country’s only nation, dealing a blow to efforts by Catalonia to assume that status.
Rio Grande ﬂooding kills 1 Mexican ofﬁcials say ﬂoodwaters from the Rio Grande have killed a man in the border city of Nuevo Laredo. Northeastern Mexico and parts of Texas have seen heavy rains from Hurricane Alex in late June and a tropical depression that blew in from the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday.
Gaza aid ship bound for Egypt A ship commissioned by a Libyan charity organization has left Greece headed for the Egyptian port of al-Arish, and not for Gaza, as originally planned, according to Greek authorities. The Moldovan-ﬂagged cargo ship Amalthea left Saturday from the port of Lavrio, southeast of Athens, carrying 2,000 tons of food and medical supplies destined for Gaza, mostly donated by Greek companies and charities, organizers said. By Tim Wendel with staff and wire reports.
Buried: The cremains of Gervis Adney and his wife, Mary, were among 16 veterans and one other spouse laid to rest July 1.
Vets’ cremains put to rest at last Group on mission: Locate and identify for military burial
plished something for the veterans who did so much for us.” Rewarding missions
By Judy Keen USA TODAY HIGGINSVILLE, Mo. — Gervis and Mary Adney were ﬁnally laid to rest in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery on a cloudless morning. A bagpiper played Amazing Grace, a bugler played taps and a threeshot volley echoed across the hills. Since Mary Adney’s death in 1992 and her husband’s in 1989, their cremated remains had been in a funeral home’s storage facility, unclaimed. He had served in the Army in World War I. The Missing in America Project, a national non-proﬁt organization that locates, identiﬁes and inters veterans’ cremains, researched the dates of her birth and death and helped ensure that both received belated military burials. In all, 16 veterans and two spouses, including Mary and Gervis, were honored in a single ceremony and interred here. Their cremains had all been in storage, sometimes for decades. A Missouri law proposed by the Missing in America Project and passed last year made it possible for them to be laid to rest. The law eliminated liability for funeral homes that turn over veterans’ ashes that have been abandoned for at least a year to veterans’ service groups. “They are home now,” said Higginsville cemetery director Jess Rasmussen at the brief service, which was not attended by relatives of any of the 18 deceased. “They’re not forgotten anymore on a dusty shelf.” Missouri is among 12 states that have passed laws making it
Final resting place: Linda and Joe Smith pay their respects as cremains of a soldier are carried into a chapel at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. easier for the Missing in America Project to arrange burials for veterans’ cremains; a national version is pending in Congress, says Linda Smith, the project’s national operations coordinator. ‘We are their family’ Since the Missing in America Project was founded in 2007, its volunteers have visited 864 funeral homes, identiﬁed cremains of 843 veterans and arranged interment for 792 of them. “We are their family,” says project founder Fred Salanti, 62, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War who lives in Redding, Calif. Under federal regulations, the Department of Veterans Affairs pays up to $300 for funerals and burials of honorably discharged veterans. Veterans and their dependents can be buried without charge at veterans cemeteries. Identifying veterans and documenting their military service — called missions by the Missing in
America Project — can require painstaking detective work. Records of long-stored cremains often don’t mention military service. Resolving the case of Donald Wylie, a Canadian who was in the U.S. Army during the SpanishAmerican War, took two years. He died in 1928; his cremains were interred in the Jacksonville, Mo., Veterans Cemetery in May. After verifying military service, Smith says, Missing in America writes to next of kin. If there’s no response, an ad is placed in a local newspaper before burial is arranged. She says the project has 200 active volunteers in 48 states and more are needed to ﬁnd obituaries, dig through Social Security death records and request military documents. Smith, 59, who spent $400 of her own money last month on research, is a retired Department of Defense employee with a son in the Navy. “When a mission is complete,” she says, “you feel relief and pride that you’ve accom-
Army veteran Betty Herring, 63, a Missing in America volunteer in Buford, Ga., says the work is gratifying. “If it took all day every day, that’s what I would do,” she says. In a year, she has helped identify the cremains of 12 veterans. It’s hard to understand why cremains are abandoned, she says, but some had no next of kin. “If they have no families, we want to ﬁll in,” she says. Sometimes Missing in America has trouble persuading funeral homes to let volunteers inventory stored cremains, but last month, the group reached an agreement with Dignity Memorial, a network of 1,800 funeral, cremation and cemetery providers. Dignity gives the group information about unclaimed urns and helps coordinate burials after veterans are identiﬁed. “This is very close to my heart. It gives me goose bumps just talking about it,” says Rich Carroll, a Coast Guard veteran who manages Dignity’s McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home in Kansas City, Mo. He helped arrange the 18 burials here. Patriot Guard motorcycle riders escorted the hearse into the cemetery. American Legion and VFW members formed an honor guard. The urns were carried one by one into the chapel and placed on a ﬂag-draped table. David Holloway, a Navy veteran and pastor of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Kansas City, gave the homily. “They are not forgotten,” he said. “We did not know them, but what they did continues to shape our country.” Sponsored by:
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SAN FRANCISCO — As Philip Gerrie tells it, the idea of banning pet sales in San Francisco started simply enough, with a proposal to outlaw puppy and kitten mills. West Hollywood, Calif., had done it, with little fanfare. Why not the city of St. Francis, patron saint of animals, which prides itself on its compassion toward all creatures great and small?
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So Gerrie, a bee keeper and secretary of the San Francisco Commission of Animal Control & Welfare, a seven-member advisory board on animal issues to the city’s lawmakers, decided to suggest adding the idea to the commission’s agenda. “Then we came across the idea of adding small animals as well,” Gerrie recalled, “since all these ani-
The proposed ban on puppy and kitten mills became a proposed ban on the sale of just about every animal that could end up in a shelter. Attention on CNN
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he Legislature ﬁnished a K-12 budget by July 1, an act lawmakers apparently deemed sufﬁcient to earn a couple of weeks of vacation after Independence Day. And they did actually adopt a school aid budget by the ﬁrst day of schools’ ﬁscal year (though not really in time for school boards and citizens to practically include accurate state ﬁgures into their budget process). But the Legislature has not ﬁnished a state budget — far from it. And what was accomplished on the school front has more to do with factors outside the Capitol than inside it. Last week, the invaluable Citizens Research Council of Michigan analyzed the new school budget and how it came about. The council, a nonproﬁt, nonpartisan group, wrote, “The Michigan Legislature made major progress by adopting an annual SAF budget three months earlier than it did last year.” However ...
State lawmakers shouldn’t feel too proud of their work on the School Aid Fund this year.
“Although the FY2011 budget restores some funding, it is ‘short’ in that it retains a sizeable per-pupil reduction, originally enacted as part of the FY2010 budget. Furthermore, the budget deal is ‘short’ in that the Legislature left unresolved major decisions concerning projected general fund budget shortfalls for the current and next years, which may or may not affect the School Aid Fund.” CRC also noted this success was predicated not on a sudden burst of bipartisan comity, but a big change in the numbers. Between the January and May revenue estimates, ﬁgures for the school fund improved by more than $640 million for the current year and the next one. This is the budgetary equivalent of opening a desk
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Whenever I enter a local library, I am impressed with how much use it is getting by people of all ages. Whether I see a student doing research or a group of people using the computers or a parent or tutor reading to a small child, I am always impressed with the variety of materials. I am also pleased with the prompt and polite service I receive from the library staff. Having been a librarian and media specialist in both public and school libraries, I know how satisfying it can be to help people ﬁnd books for pleasure or information. In these trying economic times, what a pleasure it is to be able to get what one wants for personal needs free of charge. Free libraries have been a part of our heritage. Of course, the materials must be paid for and the employees must be paid through public taxation, if we are to continue to be a city of literate, well informed citizens. Vote yes in support of our libraries on Aug. 3. Mary Monaghan Lansing
drawer and ﬁnding an uncashed check for $5,000 just before the mortgage is due. Armed with the cash infusion, legislators voted to slightly mitigate the cut imposed in the 2010 budget and add a few more dollars per pupil than was expected for 2011. (In one of Michigan’s wonderful little oddities, the state ﬁscal year is Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, while school districts’ years run July 1 to June 30.) Another achievement by lawmakers was not to grab up the surpluses in the school fund to ﬁll in a massive gap in the state’s general fund. That’s a surprising and notable act of restraint. But it may be only temporary, since lawmakers’ reliance on $500 million in additional Medicaid help has proved ill-advised so far. This school budget is an achievement not in and of itself, but because it deviates from the awful prior practice at the Capitol. Lawmakers cleared a bar — but one practically resting on the ground. An LSJ editorial
YOUR OPINIONS proval was issued in April 2009. The members of the bank’s board of directors (three Republicans and two Democrats) at that time had been appointed by George W. Bush. Soros’s hedge fund (So- Soros ros Fund Management LLD) does indeed hold stock in Petrobras, but the fund sold 5 million of its 37 million shares in April and another 22 million shares in August 2009. Bobinski appears to have obtained his information from the Internet, a source of both truth — and ﬁction. Frank Dennis East Lansing
Send couples to class
I read with great interest the April 11 Forum columns on the divorce bill (Senate Bill 1127). First off, I ﬁnd no disagreements with Brad Snavely’s, Janice Cunningham’s or the LSJ Community Panel’s comments. All were astute and insightful. Regarding “The Jones Act is an anchor Most older adults have heard “The on U.S. economy” (Viewpoints, June 28): Bickersons” at some point — that quarSee the lobbyists at work. relsome couple we pity and often avoid. For 90 years, the Jones Act has proSome of use recall Ingham County vs. tected thousands of jobs for U.S. sailors Francine Hughes, the ultimate story of on the Great Lakes and in our harbors. torture and desperation. Don’t let a bill sponsored by Sen. John No child should suffer in a bad houseMcCain, from the great maritime state of hold, nor one divided and impoverished. Arizona, take away any more of our jobs. They are victims of love, or lust, for the Alan Sliker wrong reasons; a mistake, once felt, or Okemos thought as right. For the childless couple with a home and cars in two names, go no-fault. Just receive some counseling ﬁrst before ﬁling in court. Learn to calmly ﬁght fair. Michael Bobinski’s letter (July 1) imThere should be classes, or seminars plied that the Obama administration sup- to complete for a marriage license, plus ported the U.S. Exportanother set of classes to have children. Import Bank in lending Ed Lyznicki $2 billion to Brazil for Lansing off-shore drilling for oil, because George Soros, “an American-hating liberal Democrat,” who supported Obama for presiI am writing to strongly encourage Obama dent, was an investor in voters to select Cheryl Haddock in Aug. the Brazilian venture. 3 primary. Over the last several years, I Facts suggest otherwise (www.snopes. have worked alongside her in attempting com/politics/gasoline/braziloil.asp). to end the illegal actions of Michigan’s The purpose of the loan was to enDepartment of Human Services. The fedcourage purchase of U.S. goods and ser- eral government and Michigan’s auditor vices by Petrobras, Brazil’s national oil general have long documented DHS’ ilcompany, and the Bank’s preliminary ap- legal actions against families of foster/
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adopted children, open deﬁance of federal and state regulations and brazen civil rights violations. Haddock has put herself squarely into the fray to address these issues on behalf of her own children and those of other families. I can assure area voters that when elected, Haddock will continue to work tirelessly to bring DHS into compliance with federal laws and to stop the endangerment of tens of millions of dollars in federal funds. As an adoptive parent, Haddock has thoroughly learned the various critical issues present in foster and adoptive families, and will work to assure that the civil rights of these most vulnerable citizens are upheld. Ann L. McNitt DeWitt
In the Aug. 3 primary, I am supporting Deb Shaughnessy to be Eaton County’s next state representative. I’d like to tell you why. Deb understands the importance of keeping the public safe by not releasing dangerous criminals as a way to save money in the corrections budget. As the former Grand Ledge chief of police, I ﬁnd this issue important. I know Deb Shaughnessy will ﬁght to make sure the governor and Legislature don’t put forth careless policies that may jeopardize the safety of our children. I have known Deb for many years and I admire her passion to serve and her strength to stand for what she believes. She is a person of high moral character and integrity and I have no doubt she will put the interests of the people ahead of partisan politics. I am so grateful Deb Shaughnessy is running for state representative and I hope you join me in voting for her on Aug. 3. Dave Burtch Grand Ledge
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Antiwar liberals ignored Obama
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As candidate, president said he’d send more troops We can all agree that the recent Fourth of July holiday was not particularly festive, given the grim tidings on all fronts. But perhaps the DICK unhappiest Americans these days are the antiwar liberal POLMAN Democrats who voted with is a columnist enthusiasm for Barack for the Obama, only to ﬁnd him Philadelphia, tethered to a protracted war Pa., Inquirer. in a remote region that for two millennia has foiled virtually every foreign invader. Even Alexander the Great had to ﬂee with an arrow in his leg. If George W. Bush were still in ofﬁce and presiding over the same circumstances in Afghanistan — with Western allies such as Canada pulling out their troops; with U.S. casualties on the rise; with resilient insurgents bedeviling our forces; with a U.S. nation-building effort held hostage by a corrupt host government that lacks grassroots credibility; with a fungible withdrawal deadline; with the prospect of untold billions of dollars being poured into an openended occupation — you can bet that liberals would be vocally apoplectic. But with Obama on the hot seat, they’re stuck. Even though Obama is basically trapped in this unwinnable war, even though he’s using Bushspeak to talk about all the “progress” we’ve supposedly made
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in Afghanistan, liberals don’t want to make his political life more miserable than it already is. So mostly they fume about their powerlessness. Actually, liberals have been relatively quiescent for a slew of reasons. For starters, they have the same war fatigue that afﬂicts most other Americans. Afghanistan (now ofﬁcially the longest war in U.S. history) and Iraq are simply a drag to contemplate; it’s easier to just tune them out, to not even patronize the outpouring of movies that depict the pain. And it’s more fun to debate who should be dancing with the stars than whether we should be launching a spring or autumn offensive in Kandahar. The bottom line is that they’re locked into this war, just like Obama. For most of the past decade, and especially when Bush was ﬁxated on Iraq, the liberal complaint was that America was rushing to avenge 9/11 by invading the wrong country. Liberals, eager to demonstrate that they, too, believed in the application of military force,
saw Afghanistan as the right place for a just war — a chance not merely to defeat al-Qaeda on the battleﬁeld, but to bring humanitarian aid to people (especially the women) who suffered human-rights abuses at the hands of the Taliban. Indeed, candidate Obama was quite clear about his plans for a wider war in Afghanistan. For instance, during a CBS interview in July 2008, he said: “I think one of the biggest mistakes we’ve made strategically after 9/11 was to fail to ﬁnish the job (in Afghanistan), focus our attention there. We got distracted by Iraq.” He said, with respect to Afghanistan: “For at least a year now, I have called for two additional brigades, perhaps three” — in other words, as many as 15,000 new soldiers. And that autumn, during his ﬁrst debate with John McCain, he said: “We have seen Afghanistan worsen, deteriorate. We need more troops there. We need more resources there.” Did liberals not hear what he was saying? MCT News Service
EATRAN hasn’t made good use of our dollars
I have been reading the LSJ coverage of the EATRAN millage vote on Aug. 3. In one of the articles, it was stated that “this proposal is key to the future economic growth of Delta NEAL Township.” ROHRS The proposal is to expand lives in hours and provide ﬁxed bus Charlotte. routes. Current hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Service would be expanded to seven days per week, 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend hours have not been determined, but probably will be eight to 12 hours per day. I will share some stats directly from EATRAN. In 2008, EATRAN maintained a ﬂeet of 26 vehicles; the average bus carried 3.94 passengers per hour. Each bus brought in $6.08 per hour in revenue, but cost $55.51 per hour to run. That is a loss of $49.43 per hour for every bus that is operating. The passengers per vehicle mile is 0.2. EATRAN doesn’t even come close to averaging one passenger for each mile that the bus is driven. Total operating revenue
for ﬁscal 2007-08 was $265,931, and the operating expense was $2,427,505. Therefore it costs nine times more to run EATRAN than what is collected in fares. Let me simplify all these statistics in a way that makes sense to me. EATRAN has 10 to 20 passenger buses carrying slightly less than four people per hour. These four people per hour pay about $1.50 each, but cost $14 each to carry. I would not call EATRAN a very efﬁcient transportation system. According to a January 2010 letter, EATRAN received American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds to purchase three buses at a cost of $266,000. Two of them were 10-passenger buses that cost $76,000 each and one was a 20-passenger bus that cost $114,000. There was also a 2.5 percent increase in operating assistance to EATRAN ($60,625). In 2008, funding for EATRAN was broken down like this: 13 percent from fare boxes, 35 percent from county millage, 36 percent from state funds and 16 percent federal funds. That is a lot of effort for 0.2 riders per mile. On Aug. 3, voters of Eaton County are
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Transit request: Eaton County voters will decide Aug. 3 whether to pay an increased property tax to the EATRAN service. being asked to approve a millage increase from 0.25 of a mill to 0.75 of a mill. This will cost taxpayers roughly $2 million. How will the expansion of this service that relatively few people use stimulate the economy? The schools don’t have enough money to operate. The state can’t come close to balancing the budget, and the U.S. has a $1 trillion annual budget deﬁcit. Each bus carries 0.2 passengers per mile. Do you think that in this economy the best use of your tax money is to expand EATRAN? We have spent tens of millions on EATRAN over 30 years. It doesn’t need more money now. Vote no on Aug. 3.
The 13 libraries operated by the Capital Area District Library are located in Aurelius, Dansville, Haslett, Holt-Delhi, Lan- PETER W. sing, Leslie, Mason, KRAMER Okemos, Stockbridge, is chairman of Webberville and Williamston. A renewal of Support CADL, the operating millage for a group of the CADL system is on the library patrons Aug. 3 ballot. This is not a and supporters new tax or a tax increase, from communities in but simply a renewal of Ingham County. the 1.56 mill millage that expired on Dec. 31, 2009. Nearly 90 percent of CADL’s operation and maintenance is funded by citizens’ tax dollars through a millage. It is critical for residents to know that should the millage renewal not pass, all 13 CADL libraries and the bookmobile would close as of Jan. 3, 2011. They would remain closed until operational funding is approved by voters. Despite falling property values and a continuing loss of revenue, CADL has been a good steward of taxpayer dollars, maximizing every penny and doing more with less. And the materials and services they provide are more critical than ever. Residents of Ingham County are using CADL in record numbers. In 2009, CADL circulated more than 2.7 million items. More than 1.5 million people passed through the doors, and 1.3 million visited the website. Special library events drew 51,000 attendees. That same year, CADL’s wireless usage increased 256 percent and more than 284,000 hours of Internet access were provided. While a thriving library system is certainly a valuable community asset, its value also can be measured in terms of personal savings. CADL’s website features a value calculator (cadl.org./ calculator) that allows residents to determine their personal savings. For example, a family that in one month’s time checks out eight books, eight DVDs, one audiobook and one magazine, plus attends one children’s program and logs in four hours on library computers, has used $253 worth of library services. That adds up to more than $3,000 in one year. After including how much they pay in taxes, they receive a personal return on investment of $38.92 for every $1 in taxes they pay. I encourage you to plug in your own family’s numbers. I think you’ll be amazed at the savings you’ll see. For an Ingham County resident who owns a home with an assessed/taxable value of $50,000 (market value of $100,000), the cost of the 1.56 mills will be approximately $78 a year. These funds will not be used for any building or remodeling — local municipalities provide the facilities that house CADL locations. Instead, they will allow libraries to remain open and to continue providing a wide variety of high-quality materials, valuable support services, and a professional, caring staff. Libraries are the one place where knowledge and opportunity are available to all, regardless of means. For more information about CADL and this proposal, go to supportcadl.org. We are urging residents to vote “yes” on this critical issue.
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This week’s question:
What priority do you put on maintaining state and local parks — and keeping them open for use — given the budget shortfalls facing the state, counties and local governments?
they shouldn’t come before basic services. I would vote to close some of our parks before taking money from state or municipal needs. These are I think the ﬁrst question has to do with tough times, and there are going to be losses, but competition from nearby states. It seems to me that our public facilities are at least as good, if not spending money on parks while basic needs go unmet just doesn’t make sense to me. better than, say, Wisconsin. Suppose they were — Therese Dawe, Lansing worse. Who suffers? State residents who use these facilities, plus tourist-oriented businesses. Make up the park-maintenance shortfall by a Can’t live on concrete alone special tax on private, tourist-oriented facilities State and local parks are important because and craft it to expire in ﬁve years. we are talking about quality of life. I wouldn’t — James Dyal, Okemos want to live in area where there were no recreation opportunities for family. Yes we need to be ﬁscally sound so we need to be creative in Defer some improvements ﬁnding resources to keep these facilities open. Most of us are probably comfortable with the Our state can’t be a total concrete jungle. These prevailing level of “priority” assigned and would be tolerant of necessary proportional budget reductions. parks may be the only source of enjoyment for families on a limited income. This would entail the curtailing of some planned improvements or expansions — even some deferred — Diane Gardin, Lansing maintenance — but the overall enjoyment of the facilities should not be greatly diminished. They show up in the ads — John Hayden, Mason It is very important that we maintain the integrity of our park systems at the local and state levels. These natural gifts that enlighten the Parks aren’t basic lives of so many offer an affordable escape from Parks are a wonderful natural treasure, but
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the realities of the world we are currently existing and living in. In an attempt to enhance our tourist industry (and our state coffers), we use our state’s natural beauty in advertising campaigns. It would not be wise nor prudent to adversely impact that which may be our greatest strength. — Frederick Puffenberger, Portland
Let’s vote on the issue
While it is not the government’s responsibility to fund parks, we, as citizens, have entrusted our representatives with allocating our tax money, and most of us favor state-funded parks. Among other beneﬁts, parks attract tourists, thus bringing revenue. The recent “park passport” legislation has made sure that Michigan residents aren’t paying more than non-residents between taxes and admission fees. Why not put it to a vote? They’re our taxes — and our parks. — Elizabeth Ashley Miller, Perry
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families need to have an outlet where we can forget about the day-to-day. Parks are vital to our health and well-being. Let’s face it, without them I’m afraid we would see another increase in obesity and stress-related conditions. I would rather spend more to fund parks or job creation and less on corrections. — David Masur, Lansing
This is time for cuts
We have to cut back in every way possible. It seems many of parks are vastly under-utilized, yet it takes money to maintain them. There should probably be only a few parks in locations where most people will use them. The others should be converted to uses that make money or cost less. Governments funding under-utilized resources and failing to prioritize spending are no different than a person continuing to fund amenities he’s used to even though he’s been unemployed for the past eight years. —Randy Parlor, Lansing
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14A • Sunday, July 11, 2010 • Lansing State Journal
Psychologists take stand against torture Group condemns abuse of a CIA detainee in 2002
their professional group not to take part in torturing detainees in U.S. custody. Now the American Psychological Association has taken the unprecedented step of supporting an attempt to strip ASSOCIATED PRESS the license of a psychologist accused of overseeing the torCOLUMBUS, Ohio — ture of a CIA detainee. Psychologists in the United The APA has told a TexStates have been warned by as licensing board in a let-
ter mailed July 1 that the allegations against Dr. James Mitchell represent “patently unethical” actions inconsistent with the organization’s ethics guidelines. APA spokeswoman Rhea Farberman conﬁrmed the contents of the letter obtained by The Associated Press. The letter is the ﬁrst of its kind in the board’s history, she said.
Mitchell is a retired Air Force psychologist who participated in the 2002 CIA interrogation of detainee Abu Zubaydah, according to a 2008 Senate Armed Services Committee report on the treatment of detainees in U.S. custody. Mitchell is not a member of the American Psychological Association. Interrogators in Thailand
subjected Zubaydah to severe cold, food and sleep deprivation, conﬁnement in a narrow box and, with Mitchell participating, a simulated form of drowning known as waterboarding, according to the complaint ﬁled with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. “Obviously, I’m not free to discuss any work I may
have done for the CIA,” Mitchell told the AP. He called Cox’s complaint libelous and said it is “riddled throughout with fabricated details, lies, distortions and inaccuracies.” Sherry Lee, the Texas board director, said complaints are shielded under Texas law and she could not comment.
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Cleaning up: A 5.4 earthquake hit the area of Palm Springs, Calif., on Wednesday.
Increased quake activity predicted in Calif. RONG-GONG LIN II MCT News Service
LOS ANGELES — There is growing concern among seismologists that the 7.2 earthquake in Mexicali, Mexico, on April 4 placed more pressure on Southern California’s faults, resulting in increased quake activity over the last three months. The latest evidence was Wednesday’s magnitude 5.4 earthquake that rolled from the mountains south of Palm Springs, leaving no major damage but rattling nerves throughout the region. Wednesday’s quake was centered in the San Jacinto fault zone — Southern California’s most active — which runs 100 miles from the border northwesterly toward Riverside and San Bernardino.
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Scientists had warned for some time that the Mexicali quake had transferred pressure from the Mexican border area toward the San Jacinto fault and nearby Elsinore fault — which runs 110 miles and could cause major damage in urban areas — making quakes there more likely. “The probability of a larger earthquake on those faults could be high within the next year or two,” said John Rundle, a physics and geology professor at the University of California, Davis. Rundle said the aftermath of the Mexicali quake is turning out to be signiﬁcantly different than the aftermath of the two other large quakes to hit Southern California in the last two decades. Both the 7.3 Landers quake in 1992 and the 7.1 Hector Mine quake in 1999 in the Mojave Desert resulted in aftershocks that dissipated relatively quickly. By contrast, the Mexicali quake has been followed by aftershocks and “triggered earthquakes” that are showing no signs of ending.
Experts are particularly concerned because the northern edges of the Elsinore and San Jacinto fault zones line up, respectively, near the Whittier fault, which runs into Orange and Los Angeles counties, and the San Andreas fault. Both faults could produce catastrophic quakes. Smaller earthquakes continue at an unexpectedly high level far north of the Mexicali quake in Southern California’s Inland Empire. “Under normal circumstances, you have a rather rapid die-off of activity after an earthquake. But in this case, the activity seems to be motoring along at a fairly high level,” Rundle said.
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Lansing State Journal • Sunday, July 11, 2010 • 15A
2 Hungarian boat crash victims remembered
Students drown after duck boat capsizes in Pa.
Memorial service: Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter apologized to the survivors on behalf of his city, where two Hungarian students died in a collision between a tourist boat and a barge Wednesday on the Delaware River.
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PHILADELPHIA — Friends silently and solemnly dropped white roses into the Delaware River on Saturday in memory of the two Hungarian students who died when the amphibious tourist boat they were riding was struck by a barge and sank. City ofﬁcials, religious leaders and Hungarian diplomats joined a group of grieving Hungarian exchange students at a memorial service dedicated to 20-year-old Szabolcs Prem and 16-year-old Dora Schwendtner, who drowned after the duck boat capsized Wednesday. “The loss of a young life, of two young lives, is almost impossible to understand and almost impossible to accept,” said Bela Szombati, the Hungarian ambassador to the United States. “We stand with you, we stand with the children, the young people.” At the end of the ceremony, wreaths and ﬂowers were dropped into the river and a pair of doves were released. Both bodies were recovered from the river Friday and identiﬁed based on their personal effects, said Jeff Moran, spokesman for the Philadelphia medical examiner’s ofﬁce. The two crew members and 33 other passengers on
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Was woman a spy or betrayed wife? Couple deported in spy swap, leaving children behind
Pelaez’s lawyer said his client “seemed shocked” to learn that Juan Lazaro was not her husband’s real name. “I don’t believe she knew he had another name,” he said.
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In Yonkers, a gaggle of journalists was parked outside the family’s two-story, brick and stucco home, with a patio, dog house and wading pool in the yard, waiting to talk to the couple’s 17-year-old son, Juan Jr., and his stepbrother Waldo Mariscal, 38, an architect. “I guess I feel sorry for the younger kid, unless he was in on it,” remarked a neighbor, Jim Carey. “We don’t really know if he knew anything.” As for the parents: “They have to live with what they did,” he said. Before noon, the two sons escaped, grim-faced, to a nearby park.
When they returned, Mariscal spoke to the media, insisting he didn’t believe his parents were spies, and defending their character. “I don’t know about Juan’s relationship to Russia. He probably bought some seasoning from a Russian store,” Mariscal said. As for his mother: “The only Russian thing that she likes is vodka with passion fruit.” He said he didn’t know where he and his brother would end up living, though he said the teenager wanted to stay in the United States. He acknowledged the family would lose their home, since it was paid for by the Russians, but added: “My parents paid this house with their sacriﬁces since 1995.” A lawyer for the father noted that the sons had no income. “It’s very upsetting. They don’t know what to do next,” Genesis Peduto said.
Hours to decide fate As for their parents, they had only 24 hours to decide whether to accept the “all-or-nothing” deal to go to Moscow or face years behind bars, said Pelaez’s lawyer, John Rodriguez. He said Pelaez plans to go back to Peru, where her family has a ranch, and where she hoped to continue writing for El Diario La Prensa, a well-known Spanish-language newspaper. It was in Lima, the Peruvian capital, that the couple met in the early 1980s. The country was in turmoil, with leftist rebels ascendant. Vicky was working for Channel 2, Frecuencia Latina. The man she knew as Juan Lazaro was not only a talented freelance photographer but a karate black belt who taught the
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Family torn apart: Waldo Mariscal (left) and his half-brother Juan Lazaro Jr., sons of accused spy Vicky Pelaez, leave their home in Yonkers, N.Y.
YONKERS, N.Y. — Vicky Pelaez met her husband, Juan Lazaro — or so he called himself — some 30 years ago in her native Peru. She was a gutsy TV reporter, he a talented photographer and a karate black belt. Soon, the two were married and living in a leafy New York suburb, raising a young son along with Vicky’s older one, proudly watching him develop into a talented pianist. And now, three decades later, with the family suddenly torn asunder, her lawyer says she likely never even knew Juan’s real name: Mikhail Vasenkov. It’s one of the more tantalizing mysteries to emerge from the spy saga Pelaez that has entranced the world over the past 12 days: Could a wife be in the dark even as to her husband’s very name? And the broader question: Was Pelaez, deported Thursday in a spy swap along with her husband, an enthusiastic secret agent — who like him, was willing to put her loyalty to Moscow over that of her children? Or was she a wife betrayed? One thing was clear on Friday, hours after Pelaez, 55, and Vasenkov, 66, arrived in Vienna, en route to Moscow: A family was in tatters.
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New School, a university in Manhattan. He taught a class on Latin Leaving Peru American and Caribbean politics Delﬁna Prieto, who worked at Baruch College, also in Manhatalongside Lazaro at the Peruvian tan, in 2008. magazine Punto, called him “a magniﬁcent person, a great com- Future up in the air The two were “a normal couple,” panion.” She said he always looked out for her and, because she is very affectionate with one another, short, once pulled her up on his Medrano said. He said he met with shoulders at the presidential pal- Lazaro during a visit to New York by a Peruvian president — he didn’t ace so she could get a good shot. But she questioned his origin, remember which — and Lazaro was juggling his studies with a night job as did others. Cesar Medrano, another pho- cleaning a restaurant. Elvira Pelaez told reporters Laztographer who knew the couple, said, “He said he was Uruguayan, aro was an honest and hardworkbut he had a European accent. He ing man who had always been an looked German.” Yet another col- “incredible support” to his wife. league, Carlos Saavedra, said Laz- Pelaez dedicated her 2004 collecaro never spoke about his past — tion of columns to her children and to Lazaro, whom she called her “but we never asked.” Does that include Pelaez? It’s “comrade and guide of all dreams.” It is not exactly clear when the not known what she knew of his origins. The federal complaint says espionage activity began, though agents intercepted a conversation it appears it was in the 1990s. The inside the Yonkers home in 2002, couple both pleaded guilty to conwhere Lazaro was heard describ- spiring to act as an unregistered ing his childhood to Pelaez, say- agent of a foreign country. A criminal complaint accused ing: “We moved to Siberia … as Pelaez of receiving a package of cash soon as the war started(.)” A key sign of how little she from a Russian contact in a park “in may have known: Her lawyer a South American country” in 2000, said Thursday his client “seemed and said Lazaro received money in shocked” to learn that Juan Lazaro the same park in 2007. Authorities also alleged the couwas not her husband’s real name. “I don’t believe she knew he had ple passed messages in invisible ink, and that surveillance of their another name,” Rodriguez said. In Peru, Pelaez established a rep- Yonkers home in 2003 revealed utation as a gritty street reporter. “the irregular electronic clicking Then, in December of 1984, she was sounds associated with the receipt kidnapped for a day by members of coded radio transmissions.” Perhaps most stunningly, to many, of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, one of the country’s Lazaro said, according to prosecumain communist armed insurgen- tors, that although he loved his child, “He would not violate his loyalty to cies, along with her cameraman. It was partly because of that or- the ‘Service’ even for his son.” So what happens now? Pelaez deal that Pelaez and Lazaro, recently married, left the country for New may be on her way soon to Peru, York, says her sister, Elvira Pelaez. where she may shed light on her There, she made a name for her- strange saga. Her children’s future self at El Diario La Prensa as a col- is up in the air. But her older son umnist who praised Fidel Castro said he was sure they would evenand was highly critical of U.S. gov- tually be together. “Are we going to reunite?” Marernment policy. While Pelaez continued to pur- iscal said outside the home. “Yes. sue her career as a journalist, Laz- We have a nice adobe house in aro studied at the New School for Peru that my mother built little by Social Research, now called The little.” discipline to colleagues.
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Bipartisan push aims to raise retirement age MCT News Service
WASHINGTON — Young Americans might not get full Social Security retirement beneﬁts until they reach age 70 if some trial balloons that prominent lawmakers of both parties are ﬂoating become law. No one who’s slated to receive beneﬁts in the next decade or two is likely to be affected, but there’s a gentle, growing and unusually bipartisan push to raise the retirement age for full Social Security beneﬁts for people born in the 1960s and after. The suggestions are being taken seriously after de-
Now tops at 67
Today the full Social Security beneﬁt retirement age is 66 for people born from 1943 to 1954. It then increases by two months for each birth year (66 years and two months for those born in 1955, 66 and four months for those born in 1956 and so forth), until those born in 1960 or later get full beneﬁts at age 67. Raising the age eventually
Rising retirement age
Congressional leaders areabout talking about raising the full-.benefit Congressional leaders are talking raising the full-beneﬁt retirement age as a retirement way to cut agenational as a way to cut national How the retirement age has risen: the debt. How thethe retirement age debt has risen:
Full retirement age by year of birth Retirement age
Increases by two-month increments
1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943- 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 or and 1954 earlier later
Source: Social Security Administration
to 70 could prove to be politically acceptable because it wouldn’t have an immediate social impact, but it would demonstrate that politicians are resolute enough to mend one of the government’s most popular social programs and to tackle the national debt. If they did, they’d have substantial academic backing. “For a while, there’s been a consensus among economists that raising the re-
Coming health care changes you may not know about MCT NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON — Several little-known provisions of the new health care overhaul law take effect in coming months that could have a lasting impact on the nation’s health-care system. They include eliminating co-payments for certain preventive services such as mammograms, giving the government more power to review health insurers’ premium increases and allowing states to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income adults without children. Here’s a quick look at some of the changes that are occurring this year:
Prevention for less
What: Insurers won’t be able to require co-payments or deductibles for certain preventive services such as breast cancer screenings every one to two years, cholesterol blood tests and screenings for some sexually transmitted diseases. Insurers also will have to cover recommended immunizations at no cost to patients. Some health care analysts have suggested that premiums may rise as a result of this and other new requirements, but administration ofﬁcials say that any increase in premiums would be minuscule. When: The change takes effect Sept. 23, which means it applies to plan years that begin after that. For many plans, their new years begin after Jan. 1. Status: The Department of Health and Human Services says regulations are on their way.
Knowing which treatments are best
surance exchanges — statebased insurance marketplaces — are up and running in What: A nonproﬁt re- 2014. search institute will examine various medical treatments Keeping tabs — by looking at data and on premiums conducting its own studies What: Insurers must jus— to determine which methtify premium increases to ods work best. When: The comptroller the federal government and general of the United States state insurance commission— who runs the Government ers. If the hikes are deemed Accountability Ofﬁce — will to be unreasonable — fedappoint the 17 members of eral regulators have yet to the institute’s board of gov- deﬁne what “unreasonable” ernors, which will oversee means — states could exclude those insurers from ofthe institute’s operations. Status: The law says the fering coverage on the health board’s ﬁndings can’t be in- insurance exchanges. When: The provision has terpreted as requirements for how doctors practice medi- gone into effect but federal cine or what insurers cover. regulations haven’t been isHowever, in the quest to con- sued yet. Status: The National Astrol health care costs, employers, insurers and others may sociation of Insurance Compoint to such data as ratio- missioners is developing nales for changes in coverage recommendations for federal regulators about what and treatment patterns. information insurers should Helping cover provide to state and federal to justify premium early retirees’ costs ofﬁcials increases. What: A new program will help employers handle Expanded Medicaid the cost of health care for coverage retirees 55 and older who What: In 2014, Medicaid, aren’t eligible for Medicare, the federal program for the the state-federal program for elderly. The reimbursements the poor, will expand to inwill cover 80 percent of clude everyone who earns medical claims that are be- less than 133 percent of the tween $15,000 and $90,000 poverty line, which is $14,400 for retirees, their spouses this year for individuals. When: States can expand and dependents. When: Applications are Medicaid now to cover being accepted now to help childless adults and receive cover claims that date to some federal funding. In 2014 the federal government June 1. Status: The $5 billion pro- will pick up the entire cost gram is intended to help em- of expanding Medicaid to ployers cover retirees’ health childless adults and others costs until the health in- who qualify.
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tirement age makes a lot of sense,” said Richard Johnson, a senior fellow and the director of the Retirement Policy Program at the Urban Institute, a Washington research group. Still, there are potential downsides. “There are some incredible ramiﬁcations to raising the age,” said Barbara Kennelly, the president of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and
Medicare. “Not everyone can work until they’re 70.” Despite such concerns, the trial balloons are ﬁrmly anchored. Last month, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., launched his in a major address to a Washington budget conference.
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“We’re lying to ourselves and our children if we say we can maintain our current levels of entitlement spending, defense spending and taxation without bankrupting our country,” Hoyer said. “We could and should consider a higher retirement age or one pegged to life span, more progressive Social Security and Medicare beneﬁts, and a stronger safety net for the Americans who need it most.” Soon after, House Republican leader John Boehner
of Ohio told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the age “eventually” could be raised to 70. “Raising the retirement age — going out 20 years and not affecting anyone close to retirement, and eventually getting the retirement age to 70 — is a step that needs to be taken,” he said. “I think it’s time we have an adult conversation about the problems facing this country,” Boehner added later to Fox News. “Clearly, when it comes to Social Security, there’s a problem.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., wouldn’t rule out the option. Hoyer “made a very important statement about putting everything on the table,” she said, “subjecting everything to scrutiny when it comes time to ﬁguring out how we lower the deﬁcit in a very transformational way.”
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Fans approve: Philadelphians packed Dilworth Plaza on Friday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “The Twist.”
Chubby Checker leaped into legend with iconic dance moves, song CHUCK DARROW MCT News Service
PHILADELPHIA — Albert Ellis was universally regarded as one of the two or three most inﬂuential psychotherapists of the 20th century. But it seems he wasn’t quite as sharp when it came to popculture prognostication. In his 1995 book “The Twist: The Story of the Song and Dance That Changed the World,” author Jim Dawson quotes the august shrink as opining, at the height of the dance’s early-1960s popularity, “As it stands, I think it’s a fad and a ﬂeeting one. In two years, it will be forgotten.” Yeah, right. You only had to be at Philadelphia City Hall’s Dilworth Plaza on Friday to see how badly the esteemed Dr. Ellis blew it. That’s where throngs of Philadelphians helped Chubby Checker celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of his version of the song that indeed “changed the world.” “The Twist” — the hipswiveling, pelvis-thrusting dance and the iconic song the old Parkway record label recorded with Checker, then an 18-year-old former chicken plucker from South Philly — remains a pop-culture touchstone.
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From weddings in the Paciﬁc Northwest to bar mitzvahs in Miami, the Twist is a staple, along with countless other dances that, to this day, are the stylistic offspring of the mother of all rock ‘n’ roll choreography. “It was the beginning of people dancing ... by themselves with someone else, the ﬁrst time people danced apart from the beat,” recalled Checker, 68, during a recent phone chat occasioned by the 50th anniversary of the July 9, 1960, release of his take on “The
Dawson credits Clark for beDeane Show,” a Crab City version of Dick Clark’s cul- ing the catalyst in the subsequent pop-culture earthture-changing (and Phillyquake “The Twist” triggered. based) “American Bandstand.” ‘Twistmania’ is born According to Dawson, Deane called Clark and told “There were the moves, which were Chubby’s, not him about this crazy new Hank’s,” he wrote in an dance in which the kids never touched each other. e-mail. “But in the end, But in an e-mail sent via without Dick Clark’s loudhis Los Angeles-based pub- speaker, there would have licist, Clark denied that was been no ‘Twistmania.’” the way it happened. The song entered the “One day during the nor- Billboard “Hot 100” chart on Aug. 1, 1960. But it mal airing of ‘American Bandstand,’ I noticed several was ﬁve days later that couples doing a unique, Checker and his dance fornew style of dancing,” wrote ever “changed the world.” Clark. “When I asked what it That was when he perwas called, I was told it was formed the song on the ‘the Twist.’ I then called Ber- Saturday-night version of nie Lowe of (Philadelphia“American Bandstand.” ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ/Associated Press based) Cameo-Parkway ReThe Twist caught on so Twist like this: Singer Chubby Checker dances with a select group of women that he brought up to cords and suggested he give intensely because the moves me a song that would ﬁll the were so uncomplicated, reathe stage to dance with him during the performance at Dilworth Plaza on Friday in Philadelphia. soned legendary Philly disc bill for this dance. “Rather than create a jockey Jerry Blavat. Twist” across the country. row deeply through our new song, he and (musi“The Twist is the easiest country’s history. Reaches Top 40 cian-producer) Dave Appell dance in the world to do,” Dawson begins his tale By the ﬁrst half of 1960, re-created a version of Bal- Blavat said. “You don’t have with a look at the use of Ballard’s “The Twist” had lard’s record. As a matter of to be a great dancer. You the word “twist” (almost fact, when the record was didn’t have to come up with cracked Billboard magaexclusively as a code for released, the original push certain movements to desexual intercourse) in Afri- zine’s Top 40 chart, reachcan-American music of the ing No. 28. Here’s where the was for the song on the oth- ﬁne the dance. There are no er side of the record (called steps.” early 20th century. Accord- story gets murky. Checker, however, ofIn his book, Dawson lays ‘The Toot’). Needless to say, ing to his book, Ballard’s diout a scenario in which Bal- I used ‘The Twist’ to facili- fered another reason for his rect inspiration was a song song’s resonance. tate the kids’ dancing.” timore teens began doing called “The Twist,” whose Despite their differing “It is so close to actual ﬁrst line was, “C’mon, baby, a Twist-like dance to Bal(sex),” he said. lard’s single on “The Buddy tales of the record’s origins, let’s do the Twist.” It was penned by Brother Joseph “Jo Jo” Wallace, who was, of all things, a member of Call the Professionals for All Your Heating & Cooling Needs! Music icon: Chubby Checker, a popular gospel group, the Sensational Nightingales. a former chicken plucker from Ballard, then recording South Philly, remains a popfor the King label of Cincinculture touchstone thanks to nati, used Wallace’s work “The Twist.” as the jumping-off point. In Twist.” That, he continued, 1957, he co-wrote an early lit the fuse on a dance version of “The Twist” with explosion that still blazes. guitarist Cal Green, and the Who could disagree? following year, Ballard and How Checker wound up the Midnighters recorded it. Over $100 covering a tune composed In November 1958, they Expires 8.30.10 and recorded a year earlier rerecorded a version that by veteran R&B performer King issued in January 1959 Hank Ballard and his band, as the B-side to a doo-wop Up to the Midnighters, is shroud- ballad, “Teardrops on Your ed in conﬂicting stories fur- Letter.” , ther muddled by the pasRadio disc jockeys, far Tax Credit sage of time. more taken by the up-temFor qualifying customers & But this much is known: po, somewhat risque ﬂip equipment. Ask a sales consultant The roots of the song burside, started playing “The about utility rebates.
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In Sault Ste. Marie, the tea partiers meet Wednesdays at Cup of the Day on Ashmun Street. Looks nice enough from the outside, but Tom Stillings — a Republican candidate for Michigan’s 1st Congressional seat — says it’s like facing the Spanish Inquisition in there. It’s easy to see why. When the members of the Northern Michigan Liberty Alliance start asking questions, they mean business: Which laws is the candidate prepared to get rid of? Which government agencies would go? Should people be allowed to carry a gun in church? And under what constitutional authority does the federal government pursue the war on drugs? “They’re very tough,” Stillings said.
With the Aug. 3 primaries looming, candidates, consultants and pundits are wondering what effect groups such as the Northern Michigan Liberty Alliance, the Holland-Zeeland Patriots and the Southeast Michigan 9.12 Project — tea parties, for short — will have. Despite modest numbers, lack of funds and inability in most cases to make endorsements, their free market/small government/ keep-your-hands-off-mymoney-and-guns message has had results.
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In Colorado, tea partiers toppled incumbent Sen. Bob Bennett for supporting the Wall Street relief bill; in Nevada, they put Sharron Angle in the fall race against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Their governor picks won primaries in Maine and South Carolina. As for Michigan, “there are a couple of races where they could have an impact,” said Bill Ballenger, publisher of the Lansing-based Inside Michigan Politics newsletter.
In northern Michigan’s 1st Congressional District, where ﬁve Republicans are running for the open seat, tea partiers could help decide a winner; in west Michigan’s 2nd, businessman Bill
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atricia Smith, 71, lived in Birmingham for years and attended Michigan State University before leaving the state in 1960 to settle on the East Coast. She now lives just outside Orlando, but when she saw Pure Michigan ads running on TV there she knew she had to make a trip to parts of her old state she had never seen before. After exploring the Upper Peninsula and Traverse City area during a nearly two-week trip starting June 28, Smith spent a few days at the Grey Hare Inn, Vineyard, Bed and Breakfast on Old Mission Peninsula. “It’s been an extraordinary experience to discover Michigan is absolutely beautiful,” she said. The Pure Michigan ads caught her attention with their simplicity and imagery. “They were terriﬁc ads,” she said. “A picture is worth a thousand words — it, visually, was just beautiful and captured your imagination.” Pure Michigan, the state’s awardwinning tourism promotion campaign, is touted by the tourism industry as a vital investment in attracting people — and their money — to the economically troubled state. That is why tourism ofﬁcials are so keen on keeping the campaign funded despite its budget being cut nearly in half from last year.
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ton wasn’t the answer. “Each of us has to ﬁgure out a way w National Governors to pare back the public’s exAssociation: www.nga.org pectation of what governw National Association of State ment’s going to pay for.” Budget Ofﬁcers: But Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., http://nasbo.org/ said: “We need more help from Washington to protect against job cuts and health sent a letter in February care cuts. If we don’t do to Congress requesting law- that, we’re following Hermakers give states more mon- bert Hoover economics.” ey for Medicaid, and NGA leadership renewed that call Election implications as the three-day gathering Governors headed to Bosopened. Said Douglas: “We’ve ton for the weekend ready taken a pretty clear position to share ideas on a range of on it. We’re for it.” Still, issues, from health care to he acknowledged disagree- alternative energy to educaments over how to pay for it tion. But the economy domand added: “We need to ﬁnd inated the discussions. States are expected to that common ground.” Republicans privately said have faced $296.6 billion in NGA didn’t send a new letter shortfalls between the 2009 during this meeting because and 2012 budget years, and support in the GOP ranks had the report found that the thinned over the last several new budget year will be just months. The party is facing as challenging, despite the angry tea party advocates de- expectation of modest increases in tax collections. manding less spending. There are political realiGov. Bob McDonnell, R-Va., said he worries about deﬁ- ties to the states’ economic cits. “There’s a growing sen- challenges. This fall, 37 states will timent among the citizens of this country that the rate of elect governors; a majority spending and the increase of of those races already are spending at every level of gov- competitive. The economy is dominating contests across ernment is unsustainable.” And Wyoming Gov. Dave the country, and Democrats Freudenthal, a Democrat, are on defense in a slew of ecsaid money from Washing- onomically struggling states.
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Tourism: Experts expect more visitors this year CONTINUED FROM 3A
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The tourism industry it is becoming increasingly savvy with reaching out to its audience with new technology, including social media, according to those tied to the campaigns. That could be a saving grace, said George Zimmermann, vice president for Travel Michigan in the Michigan Economic Development Corp. The Facebook page for Pure Michigan attracts about 500 to 1,000 new fans every day, he said, and potential visitors are more likely to believe good hype coming from fellow travelers rather than a promotional campaign. The Pure Michigan website, Michigan.org, is the most visited state tourism website in the country, and Zimmerman said thousands have been writing from all over the country to say they like the Pure Michigan campaign.
Dan Musser III, president of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, said Pure Michigan has helped the hotel attract more outof-state residents. “These ads that they are running right now — there’s no doubt that they’re the best we’ve ever had,” he said. The Grand Hotel had a 15 percent increase in out-of-state visitors last year over 2008, Musser said. Those numbers led to a milestone this year in the hotel’s more than 100-year history. “For the ﬁrst time, we had more out-of-state guests than in-state guests for the Fourth of July weekend,” Musser said. “If our booking pace continues with what we’ve seen for the past six weeks, we should be doing really well this summer and see a little bit of a gain.” Statewide, tourism in 2009 was down, as expected given the high unemployment rates and high gas prices, but outlooks are brighter for 2010. Experts predict a 2 percent to 3 percent increase in tourism prices — the amount people have to pay to travel, including such things as gas and lodging prices; a 2 percent to 3 percent increase in volume — the number of people traveling in the state; and a 3 percent to 4 percent increase in spending.
added a $2.50 daily charge on vehicles rented at airports to help Tracking the Pure Michigan pay for the campaign stalled earpromotional budget by ﬁscal year: lier this year. 2005 $5.7 million “It’s a year-to-year battle right now,” Holecek said. “How do you 2006 $13.2 million develop a campaign around that 2007 $13.2 million kind of volatility in your funding 2008 $17.5 million base?” 2009 $28 million Many in government agree the 2010 $17 million campaign is beneﬁcial, but everyone wants to fund it a different Source: Michigan.org way, Holecek said. Tourism could be an edge for Michigan in a reactivities they can enjoy in the state, began in 2006, replacing the covering global economy, he said. “This is one area where it seems Great Lakes, Great Times camwe have a very distinct competipaign that used an orange, blue tive edge to China,” Holecek said. and green lighthouse logo. “They can make batteries, but look Pure Michigan spent $28 milat their environment. You can’t lion of its $30 million allotment replicate 3,000 miles of shorelines in the 2008-09 ﬁscal year. The extra $2 million was rolled over to on the Great Lakes.” Musser was one of many in this budget year, which meant the the tourism industry who lobbied $15 million budget was buffered up to $17 million. That still wasn’t the government for Pure Michigan funding. enough for a full national and 2 million visitors “We wish we had more, but regional campaign, though. we’re grateful for what we have and Pure Michigan motivated apFile photo National ad push we’re going to work to make sure proximately 2 million visitors to Popular attraction: The Au Sable River in Grayling was once considered the So how will the program boost we have money again next year,” he visit the state last year, and they No. 1 trout ﬁshery in the United States, and is still a popular destination. said. “We’re not going to go away.” tourism with a smaller budget? spent more than $600 million George Zimmermann, vice presThis year’s Pure Michigan ads here, according to tourism exare only running on a national lev- ident for Travel Michigan in the perts. Spring and summer of 2009 Michigan Economic Development el — on channels such as CNN also marked the ﬁrst time Pure w Frankenmuth: 3 million visitors a year (including 2,000 motorcoach groups annually) Corp., said visitors spend $15 billion and the Golf Channel — in hopes Michigan ads ran nationally. w Henry Ford Museum: 1.5 million visitors a year of attracting the out-of-state tour- in the state every year, and tourism The campaign was given w Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: 1.14 million visitors a year employs 142,000 people statewide. ists who consistently spend more $30 million in 2009, a more than “Americans generally know than tourists from within the state. $10 million increase over previous w National Cherry Festival: More than 500,000 visitors a year what Florida offers as a destinaLooking at the past eight years, years after a push by Gov. Jennifer w Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: 448,215 visitors in 2009 tion. Americans generally know 2009 was a low point in tourism, Granholm to invest in tourism. w Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum: 60,000 visitors a year (May-October) which may have made it more dif- what California offers as a destiGranholm has said the national ﬁcult to argue for funding the Pure nation. The exact opposite I becampaign “is the ﬁrst step toward Source: Pure Michigan lieve is true of us — people generMichigan being recognized as mean the campaign has no link to ism at Michigan State University. Michigan campaign. ally don’t know what Michigan ofThe tourism industry doesn’t “The fact that we only lost results, according to tourism exone of America’s top vacation fers,” he said. perts, who point to a host of fac1 percent in the number of travel- have a plan to keep funding the destinations.” “If we can keep getting this ers is a really good sign, even with campaign, and the unpredictably tors affecting the industry. Pure Michigan’s budget was message out of there every year the 13 percent decrease in spend- of available funds is holding the at its height in 2009, the same Given the national economic year tourism numbers in the state situation in 2009, Michigan’s tour- ing, and I think part of that is Pure campaign back, said Donald Hol- about Pure Michigan and everything Michigan offers as a desecek, MSU professor emeritus ism could have suffered much Michigan,” he said. went down. Now the campaign’s tination, we should be able to and former director of the MSU The promotion campaign, more than it did, said Daniel Mcbudget is nearly half of what it attract literally millions and milTourism Center. which reminds potential visitors was, yet tourism is expected to Cole, an assistant professor of lions of people.” Legislation that would have about the natural resources and increase. Those ﬂuctuations don’t commercial recreation and tour-
Some top Michigan tourism spots
Return on investment is the amount earned by the state from visitors for every state tax dollar invested in attracting them through Pure Michigan advertising. All numbers are for the 2009 ﬁscal year.
Advertising outside the region
Advertising in the region
w Reach: 15 national cable networks
w Reach: Included ads in Chicago, Milwaukee,
w Visitors attracted: 680,000
w Amount spent on ads: $4.4 million
w Return on $1 investment: $2.23
w Amount spent by visitors: $338 million
Cleveland, St. Louis and Ontario
w Amount spent on ads: $7.8 million w Amount spent by visitors: $250 million Source: Michigan.org
Golf resort: Bay Harbor Golf Course, located on bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan and Little Traverse Bay, is one of the state’s resort areas featured on the Pure Michigan website.
w Visitors attracted: 1.3 million visitors w Return on $1 investment: $5.34
Politics: Groups want to see a more conservative GOP CONTINUED FROM 3A
Cooper won an endorsement from the tea partylinked Independence Caucus and could use it to split a seven-man ticket. Even the governor’s race could be affected. It all depends on whether the tea party adherents — many new to political activism and suspicious about synchronized moves — get behind single candidates. If not, ticket splitting could blunt their impact. “How effective are they? We really don’t know,” Ballenger said. The tea party’s roots lie in libertarian politics, strict constitutional constructionism and a belief that in recent years — particularly since Democrats took control of Congress in 2007 and Barack Obama was elected president in 2008 — that
government has run amok. “The representatives we have now in Congress are not listening,” said Don Jakel of Caledonia, treasurer of the Tea Party of West Michigan — which includes dozens of smaller groups — and Michigan organizer for the Independence Caucus, a national group that interviews candidates then puts their videos online for people to vote for their favorites, which the group then endorses. As a rule, many tea party groups fall under a section of the federal tax code that keeps them from making speciﬁc endorsements.
Much of the impetus for the movement grew out of CNBC host Rick Santelli’s February 2009 rant over Obama’s stimulus plan. But it is lost on few self-proclaimed tea partiers that the hated Troubled Asset
“My hope is that the tea party people take over the GOP to a great degree.” Chad Stevens
of the Northern Michigan Liberty Alliance
Relief Program, or TARP, that provided rescue funds for Wall Street, General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC was proposed by Republican George W. Bush’s administration. Republicans nationwide have been targeted for defeat for supporting TARP, and tea party organizers say they plan to participate largely in Republican primaries, not only backing candidates of their choice but running as precinct delegates. Their goal, they say, is to wean the party of more moderate inﬂuences. “My hope is that the tea party people take over the GOP to a great degree,” said Chad Stevens, with the Northern Mich-
igan Liberty Alliance. A sidenote: In pushing the GOP toward more conservative stands on constitutional and economic issues, the tea party movement is not necessarily in snyc with cultural conservatives — another huge Republican constituency — whose deﬁning issues are opposition to abortion, stem cell research and gay marriage.
Michigan’steapartygroups could affect dozens of local races, as well as those for the state Legislature. Making an impact in Michigan’s gubernatorial
race will be harder, but the enthusiasm of newly minted political activists could help pick a Republican nominee and the ﬁeld knows it. Attorney General Mike Cox, U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra and Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard all have courted the tea party vote. And even though venture capitalist Rick Snyder is seen by some as the most moderate of the group, his business success and his status as the only nonpolitician helps him, Ballenger said. But the tea party’s real success in Michigan may come in congressional races, like the one Stillings hopes to win and those in western Michigan in which the Republican nomination is tantamount to a general election victory. Open seats in the 2nd and 3rd districts — along Lake Michigan’s coastline and in
and around Grand Rapids — have led to crowded GOP ﬁelds for the primaries; if the tea party groups come behind one candidate it could make a difference.
Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, of St. Joseph, is facing a challenge in his own party from former state legislator Jack Hoogendyk, who is counting on tea partiers to reject Upton after 11 terms for his vote for TARP and a record that ranks him as one of the more moderate members of the state’s congressional delegation. Bill Nowling, a spokesman for Republicans in the state House, doesn’t see Upton losing — his constituent service has been strong and he’s a real presence in the district. “Guys like that, I don’t care what the environment, they don’t lose,” Nowling said.
Cannabis caravans shut down by advocacy group Group teaming up with caregivers to still offer service ASSOCIATED PRESS
HELENA, Mont. — A Montana advocacy group is shutting down its traveling medical marijuana clinics amid criticism that the so-called cannabis caravans have added thousands of people to the state registry without conducting thor-
ough patient screenings. The Montana Caregviers Network has hosted the oneday clinics in hotels and conference centers across Montana for more than a year. For a $150 fee, the group brought together those seeking to become medical marijuana patients with doctors willing to prescribe pot. Starting next week, the group will forgo the clinics and instead team up with medical marijuana distributors — called caregivers in Montana — to provide regular doctor’s ofﬁce hours in
“It’s being changed partially because of the criticism of the traveling clinics. Also, from the business end, it’s no longer sustainable.” Chris Arneson
Billings, Bozeman and Helena, in addition to the group’s base in Missoula. “It is being changed partially because of the criticism of the traveling clinics. Also, from the business end, it’s no longer sustainable,” group spokesman
Chris Arneson said. The clinics were a major factor in Montana’s medical marijuana patient registry jumping from 842 people at the end of 2008 to just about 20,000 at the end of June. The clinics also have helped the Montana Caregivers Net-
work make more than $1 million in the past year, according to founder Jason Christ. Over the past few months, the clinics have come under criticism as being assembly lines that sees hundreds of people at a time, but at the expense of proper medical examinations. The group’s new model seeks to establish hubs in the state’s largest cities that will service both new patients and renewing ones. The Montana Caregivers Network has a doctor who now works full time with the
group in Missoula. He will go to Billings, Bozeman and Helena once a week to provide recommendations for new patients and for current ones seeking to renew their oneyear eligibility, Arneson said. The doctor will spend as much time as necessary with each patient, and the organization will not set a quota or limit the number of patients that can be seen in a day, Arneson said. The Montana Caregivers Network will still handle the records and still charge $150 per recommendation.
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Honoring extraordinary doctors, exceptional staff The largest dedicated orthopedic hospital in the state, Ingham Regional Orthopedic Hospital was recently named a prestigious Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network. Ingham Regional Medical Center would like to congratulate the many dedicated physicians and staff members who have collectively earned this esteemed recognition. Your work to sustain the hospital’s reputation as a leader and pioneer in the ﬁeld of orthopedics cannot be emphasized enough.
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Granholm touts Habitat for Humanity Governor hopes to boost volunteerism amid economic, housing market crises COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press
DETROIT — Nail gun in hand, Gov. Jennifer Granholm was determined to install baseboards in the wood frame house on Detroit’s east side. Outside, husband Dan Mulhern wiped away sweat while putting up vinyl siding in stiﬂing
90-degree heat. With tens of thousands of Michigan families losing homes to foreclosure during the mortgage swoon and economic collapse, Michigan’s ﬁrst family hopes a unique reunion idea with Habitat for Humanity catches on across the state. About 45 members of Mulhern’s family — many with ties to Detroit
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plain, or you can contribute to the solution,” the Democratic governor said Thursday morning outside the nearly complete 4-bedroom house. “Across the state there are communities that have the same pull for other families. In tough times, citizens in Michigan know how to rally. This is a rally moment, an opportunity.” Habitat for Humanity expects to build about 20 new houses in Detroit this year, and 200 across the state. Mulhern’s family learned about the build on Maryland and
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DETROIT — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero has picked up the endorsements of two members of Michigan’s congressional delegation. U.S. Reps. John Conyers and Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick threw their support Saturday to Bernero, who also collected the endorsements of about 30 of Detroit’s elected ofﬁcials, community, labor and religious leaders. In their endorsements, Conyers and Cheeks Kilpatrick both said Bernero has the right vision and passion for bringing jobs back to Michigan. The Lansing mayor faces Democratic rival Andy Dillon in the contest for the party’s gubernatorial nomination. The two candidates are trying to woo voters in Detroit, which is a stronghold for Democratic votes.
Business up for some after smoking ban
BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The owners of hypnotherapy and acupuncture clinics in the Detroit metropolitan area say they’ve seen an increase in business in the two months since Michigan banned smoking in bars and restaurants. Since the state’s ban took effect May 1, Michigan’s smokers have had to get their cigarette ﬁx outside establishments that once welcomed them. Some smokers successfully use nicotine patches, gum and will power to end their addiction, but others have found such methods ineffective. Fran Kulwicki, 62, of Sterling Heights said she tried to quit on her own several times since adopting the habit as a teenager, but nothing worked until she tried hypnotherapy last month. In therapy, she learned to substitute a glass of cold water for her nicotine cravings, and now the desire is gone. “I don’t want to smoke anymore,” she said. “I don’t need to.” At Focused Solutions Hypnotherapy in Bloomﬁeld Hills, owner Kim Manning says business has risen about 20 percent since the ban took effect. — From wire reports
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jumped at the chance to help. “We were just tired of the whining and the ﬁnger-pointing and the ‘poor, pitiful us,’” he said, referring to complaints across Michigan. “We wanted to make a difference.” The nonproﬁt Habitat for Humanity has built 3,000 homes in Michigan since 1982, and 457 since the start of 2008. The new homeowners are required to put in “sweat equity” and help volunteers in the building process.
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Ready for takeoff: Megan McNamara, 13, of Okemos smiles at her parents before takeoff Saturday at Young Eagles Aviation Days, held at Mason Jewett Field.
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All smiles: Amanda Ingalls is all smiles after her ﬂight Saturday as pilot Pat Salow removes her earphones at Mason Jewett Field. The ride was part of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles Aviation Days event in Mason.
ASON — The roar of airplane engines ﬁlled the grassy area of Mason Jewett Field on Saturday. Eager children waited their turns to board one of 14 planes and take a 20-minute ﬂight to Leslie and back. The idea behind Online the Experimental Extra Aircraft AssociaFor more tion’s Young Eagles Aviation Days photos, visit is to expose youth www.lsj.com. to the world of ﬂight, said Bill Purosky, vice president of the association. “The number of pilots in the United States is dwindling and has gone down in the past couple years,” the 69-year-old Haslett resident said, adding that pilots are harder to come by today. Hopping out of a plane with his dad, 8-year-old Keegan Sabrosky of Mason said he wanted to come check out the scene. Keegan’s dad, Tom Sabrosky, said he heard about the opportunity from a customer whose hair he cut at Shear Spirit Hair and Nail Salon in Mason. “I wanted to see the airplanes,
and I wanted to go up,” said Keegan, who said he might want to be a pilot someday. About 120 children came to the event and got the chance to see the area from up above, Purosky said. Tom Schroeder, who took Keegan and his dad for a ride, said he feels it is important to help educate and engage children and teens in the world of aviation.
Schroeder said he was bit by the ﬂying bug as a kid. “I kind of grew up in a ﬂying family and fell in love with the view from the air,” the 56-year-old Laingsburg resident said. That love is something Schroeder said he’s going to pass on to any young person who is interested in taking up ﬂying. “We want to seed into young people a love of aviation,” he said.
More than 100 varieties of wine ﬂowed Saturday for attendees of the ﬁrst Lansing Taste of Downtown. Hundreds of people sampled food and wine from 15 downtown restaurants in an event designed to spur the district’s revitalization. “It’s just a chance to come out, have fun and explore downtown,” said Sara Pawloski, communications and marketing manager for the Lansing Principal Online Shopping DisExtra trict, which organized the event. For more South Wash- photos, visit ington Square www.lsj.com. was closed between Michigan Avenue and Allegan Street to accommodate a stage for live bands — Third Coast Steel and Soulstice played throughout the afternoon — and two tents lined with volunteers who dished out small food samples and poured wine. “Businesses came to us and expressed that they would like to do a new downtown event, and area people had said it would be cool to have a tasting event,” Pawloski said. “This is what it evolved into.” For Lansing residents who volunteered and attended, the event was an opportunity to sup-
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Food fest: Jessica Holstine and Brian Morel sample the food and drink Saturday at Taste of Downtown on South Washington Square.
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his evening’s special: a succulent combination of chinook salmon and lake trout, harvested only 10 hours earlier from the deep, invigorating waters of Lake Huron. The generous ﬁllets will be basted lightly in a sauce of butter, lemon, salt and pepper, then grilled over a charcoal ﬁre. They’ll be served, still sizzling, alongside fresh sweet corn on the cob, and our signature coleslaw, featuring crunchy Ramen noodles and chopped almonds … This is strictly home cooking. Simple as can be. But better, I would argue, than almost anything I’ve eaten in a restaurant since, well … I can’t remember when. Two notable exceptions: the seafood paella at Vincente, a Cuban restaurant in Detroit; and a
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JoAnn died on July 10th, 2010. She was born April 15th, 1925 to Arthur and Edna Klahn. Her husband of 52 years, Richard Crites Burwick preceded her in death in 1999. She is survived by a son, David (Anne) Burwick of Grand Ledge, MI; daughter, Gay (Bill) Johnson of Lansing, MI; as well as granddaughters, Sarah (Jeremy) Jetzon of Ashfield, MA, Emily (Steve) Hammel of Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, Julie (Mike) Boruta of Lansing, MI, and grandson, Joshua Burwick of Lansing, MI. She was blessed with great-grandchildren, Andrew Hammel, Addison Boruta, Cameron Boruta and Baby Jetzon, due at the end of July. Also surviving are her sister, Mary Jane Trout of Grand Ledge, MI and nieces, Christie (Gerry Hacker) Trout of Traverse City, MI, and Laura (Wayne) Kazmer of Lansing. Moving from Lake Odessa at age 10, she resided in Lansing most of her life. She graduated from J.W. Sexton High School in 1943. After attending the University of Michigan for two years, she graduated Michigan State University as a medical technologist in 1947. Upon graduation she joined the laboratory team at the Michigan Department of Health, where she became head of the tetanus laboratory. After leaving there to raise her family, she returned several times to work in the diagnostic division. While at home, she joined several volunteer groups including the Junior League of Lansing, where she became chairman of the Thrift Shop, and worked for the Sparrow Hospital Women’s Service Auxiliary. She was also president of the Beta Beta Corporation Board of the Alpha Phi Sorority and served as a Brownie Leader. After her children were raised, JoAnn obtained employment in the anatomy department at MSU. She was supervisor of all research and service technicians. In the anatomy lab, she assisted several of the department’s physicians in their various research projects such as muscular dystrophy, cancer and cleft palate deformities. Most of her work was done under the tutelage of department chair, Dr. Bruce Walker. In 1972, JoAnn left the medical field and with her husband, built and operated a gift shop in Roscommon, MI. for eight years. After selling their shop, they returned to Lansing and formed a wholesale jewelry representative company. They continued this operation until retirement. JoAnn’s love of her family was always her primary focus. This, along with her love of nature, good friends, music, and cats, sustained her and made her life on earth a glorious experience. A celebration of JoAnn’s life will take place 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 19, at Bethel Baptist Church, 810 Edgemont, Lansing. Cremation has taken place and burial services will be private at a later date. Arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home. Friends may visit the guest book at www.tiffanyfuneralhome.com
Gratz B. Arnett
East Lansing Formerly of Jackson passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at Whitehills Health Care Center, age 80. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Phoebe Arnett; two brothers, Aaron C. Arnett, Russell R. Arnett; sister, Carol Jean Cox. He is survived by two children, Timothy Lewis(Kristin) Arnett from Haslett, MI and David Jon Arnett from Sioux Falls, SD; eight grandchildren and four (with one on the way) great-grandchildren; two sisters, Phyllis A. (Bill) May and Jean Francis Cummings; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Arnett was an avid golfer and loved to bowl. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was in the United States Army and a Korean War veteran. He was the recipient of the bronze star for meritorious service. He was loved dearly by so many friends and family and will be sadly missed. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Cornerstone Christian Church, 2395 West High Street, Jackson, 49203, ph# 517-782-1774 with Pastor Michael Mason officiating. The family will greet friends at Wetherby Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Monday from 10-11 a.m. at Church. Those who wish may direct memorial contributions to Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Pkwy, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Friends may send condolences or share a memory with the family at wetherbyfuneralhome.com.
Jackson Died peacefully on Thursday, July 8, 2010 a few days short of her 98th birthday at Vista Grande Villa in Jackson in the company of her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Astrid Olsen and by sons, Douglas and Patrick. She is survived by sons, James and William (Deborah), five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. At Melba’s request burial arrangements will be private. Arrangements by the Desnoyer Funeral Home, 204 N. Blackstone, Jackson.
Mary Joan "M.J." Bauries
East Lansing Born December 24, 1935; M.J. slipped away from us all in the middle of her 75th year of life on earth Saturday, July 3rd. She and husband Fred celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary June 21st. M.J. was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, good friend, and life companion. Her easy, winning and sometimes mischievous smile faded with her passing, but the memories of it -- and her -- surely will linger. She valiantly fought a 28-month battle against a vicious form of cancer before being overwhelmed by it. We ask God to welcome her spirit home with wide open arms as He does all His favored children. M.J. was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, William France and Richard France. She is survived by her husband; daughter Suzette (Brian) Perry of Mason; son Scott Bauries; grandchildren, Sophia, Sebastian, and Natasha; brother, John France of Minneapolis, MN; and sister Margaret France of Duluth, MN. There will be a Remembrance Gathering in the Banquet Room of East Lansing’s Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, for friends and family. Her ashes will be scattered Saturday, July 24, during a 1:00 p.m. ceremony at the scenic overlook on S. Mississippi River Blvd. just south of W. Hartford Ave., St. Paul, Minnesota, followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant. If you wish, you are welcome to honor her memory with a gift to your favorite charity or organization. Know that we treasure everyone who knew and loved her. Lovingly, Fred, Scott and Suzette The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing. Online condolences may be made at www.gorslineruncimaneastlansing.com
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DEATH NOTICES APPEAR ON PAGE 5B Beth J. Verlinde
Middleville Beth J. Verlinde, passed away July 10, 2010 at Carveth Village. She was 93 years old. Born on September 12, 1916 to Jesse and Ruby (Whipp) Stringham, Beth was raised in Charlotte and graduated from Charlotte High School in 1932 at the age of fifteen. Beth was employed by the Eaton County Abstract Office, until her marriage to Leo Verlinde in 1940. Beth and Leo remained in Charlotte and raised four children. In 1956, they moved to Middleville where Leo was the Chevrolet-Buick dealer. Beth managed the dealership office, volunteered at Pennock Hospital, was a member of the Gun Lake Area Women’s Club, was an avid bowler and an accomplished painter. Beth and Leo traveled extensively as part of his work with the Michigan Automobile Dealers Association and Beth was exceptionally proud of the time when Leo was president of MADA and the entire family attended a convention at the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island. Beth’s family meant everything to her and she will be greatly missed. She is survived by her children: Mary (John) Heilner of Princeton, NJ, Ruth (Art) Knighton of Cincinnati, OH, James (Sue) Verlinde of Grand Rapids, and Nancy Verlinde of Middleville; a brother, Carroll A Stringham of Tucson, AZ; nine grandchildren: James (Traci) Verlinde, Mark (Vonnie) Verlinde, Brian Verlinde, Daniel (Heidi) Verlinde, Geoffrey (Jennifer) White, Natalie (David) Goran, Alex (Amy) Heilner, Justine (Heilner), and Marie (Drew) Nye; and fifteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Leo Verlinde. The family will receive friends, Monday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Beeler Funeral Home, Middleville. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St Rose Catholic Church, Hastings, Rev. Fr. Richard Altine, celebrant. Interment Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte, Michigan. Memorial contributions in Beth’s memory may be made to: The Humane Society of Barry C ounty PO Box 386, Hastings, Mi 49058, St Rose Catholic Church 805 S. Jefferson St., Hastings, MI or the National Technical Institute for the Deaf Foundation, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623.
Norvil J. Nichols
Lansing On July 7, 2010 God’s Eternal Wisdom sealed the lips of Norvil Joseph Nichols. A lifelong resident of Lansing, Michigan, he was the second of four children born to Harold and Madeline Nichols. "Sandy" or Nick as he was affectionately known loved sports including basketball and baseball, but especially football. While attending J. W. Sexton High School in 1947 Sandy was one of the first black quarterbacks. Later Norvil began coaching basketball at the Lincoln Center. Immediately after high school, he began working for General Motors where he retired from after 40 years. Norvil is preceded in death by his parents, Harold Nichols, Madeline (Lucas) Nichols, Percy Washington; brother, Charles; sister, Haroldine "Deannie" Nichols; son, Paul Roy Nichols; and wife, Joyce Nichols. He leaves to cherish his memory daughters, Debra K. Nichols of Los Angeles, CA, Sandra Ann and Phyllis of Flint, MI, Nadme of Atlanta, GA; sons, Ricky of Flint, MI, Michael of Oakland, CA; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 2010 at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, 900 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Black Child & Family Institute, 835 W. Genesee St., Lansing, MI 48915. On-line condolences may be sent at www.gorslineruncimanlansing.com. The family of Norvill Nichols sincerely appreciates the love and kindness expressed during this time of sorrow.
Dennis McCleer Draper East Lansing
Dennis McCleer Draper, a.k.a. Dennis the Wonderful to all who knew and loved him, passed away on Friday, July 9, 2010 with his wife and children at his side. Born April 13, 1940 to Jack and Julie Draper, he was a proud Marine to the end. Dennis was a successful husband, father and businessman. His career spanned 20 years as Senior Vice President at First of Michigan Corporation and 20 years as Partner and COO of Midway Petroleum Corporation. He will be cherished for his inspiring motivation and his unbounding optimism for life. There was no challenge too intimidating for him to overcome and there was nothing he would not do for his family and friends. He had an indomitable spirit. His generosity and sharp sense of humor carried him and his family through many wonderful journeys. He is survived by his wife, Katherine; son, Daniel; daughter, Sara; and grand-dog, Stella; brothers, Mike Draper and Larry Draper; sisters, Sharon McCullough, Amy Elder and Janine Polley. He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Anne and his parents. He lived the wonderful life. A memorial to share happy memories and celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, July 24th at 12:00 noon at the Draper residence. In Lieu of flowers or donations please live your life to the fullest and plant a tree in Dennis’s memory. Online condolences may be made at www.gorslineruncimaneastlansing.com
Doris June Goodwin
Lansing Our mom and grandma was taken from the arms of her family on July 9, 2010 at the age of 94 years. We will miss her warm hugs, sense of humor and stories of her youth. She loved her family, cross word puzzles, Detroit Tigers and any stray animal that needed a home. She worked hard her entire life to keep her family together, to provide a home for us to return to if our lives needed a boost. "Mom wasn’t fancy,
just fabulous." She retired from the State of Michigan. Surviving are 6 daughters, Bonnie Crandall, Rose Busch, Sandra Goodwin, Pamela (Paul) Williams, Doreen Lyman, and Cora (Richard) Jones; 3 sons, Alvin (Barbara) Goodwin, Bruce Goodwin, and Martis Goodwin; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and many other family members and friends She was preceded in death by her grandson, Richard Lawrence. Visitation is from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday with services at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 12, in the Tiffany Funeral Home, 3232 W. Saginaw, Lansing Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit the guest book at www.tiffanyfuneralhome.com "They whom we love and lose are no longer where they were before. They are now where we are."
Brian David Archer
Haslett Brian David Archer, beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather passed away at his cottage in the beautiful woods of Northern Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Versile and Emma Archer, and a son, Sean Christopher Beebe. Brian is survived by his wife, Jane Archer of Haslett; brother, Bruce (Kathy) Archer of Lansing; sister, Bonnie (Frank) Anthony Driesupek of Williamston; sons, David Archer of Houston, TX, Geoffrey Archer of Muskegon, Gregory Archer of Goshen, IN, and Timothy Beebe of Haslett. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren. Brian always sought out the good in everyone he met and everyone who knew him was made better by being able to call him a friend. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 2:00 in the afternoon at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. The family will receive friends Monday, from 2:00-4:00 and 6:008:00 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.gorslineruncimaneastlansing.com
Candi Kathryn Ray
Lansing Age 51, was born August 28, 1958 in Lansing and went home peacefully to be with her Lord on July 8, 2010. She was a graduate of J. W. Sexton High School and earned her Masters degree from the University of Michigan. Candi worked as a contract officer for the State of Michigan, Office of Public Health. After she was no able longer to work, due to her long battle with Multiple Sclerosis, she followed her passion for writing. Candi loved her family, her friends and her Lord. Candi was preceded in death by her parents, Carrie and Marvin Ray. Survivors include: her brother, Marvin Ray, Jr. of East Lansing, MI; sisters, Rossi (Gary) Ray-Taylor of Ann Arbor, MI, Karen Ray of East Orange, NJ, Celestine (James) Hart and Dawn Ray, both of Lansing; and a host of nieces and nephews. Friends may visit Ms. Ray Monday, July 12, 1 - 6 pm, at the Riley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 13, 11 a.m., at Friendship Baptist Church, 2912 Pleasant Grove Rd. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the funeral. In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial contributions to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 21311 Civic Center Dr., Southfield, MI, 48076, Hospice of Lansing, 4052 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911, Hospice of Ionia, P. O. Box 124, Ionia, MI, 48846, or to the charity of their choice.
Barbara J. Davison
Eagle Barbara J. Davison, 84, born March 29, 1926 in Lansing, MI, daughter of the late Nils and Ida (Norum) Ruonavaara, passed away July 3, 2010 at her home. She was also preceded in death by her husband Edward; son John, brothers Altric, Herman Lauritz and Gordon Ruonavaara; sisters Rosalie Benson and Eda Lindell, and brother-in-law Gus Davison. Barbara was an avid reader; enjoyed all types of gardening, especially great with flowers, and loved to watch and feed the birds. Survivors include her daughter Karen (Charles) Stotts; sons Gary (Diane), David (Julie), and Dale (Barbara Anne) Davison; 13 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild. She is also survived by her sister Thelma (Bob) Bauer-Watkins, sisters-in-law Lucile Ruonavaara and Millie Ruonavaara; brother-in-law Frank (Nona), sister-in-law Bonnie, and brother-in-law Ralph (Sally) Davison; sister-in-law Jennie (Jon) Swanson. At her request, Barbara’s body has been donated to the School of Human Medicine, Michigan State University. Memorial services for Barbara will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 528 N. MLK Blvd., Lansing, MI. Online condolences may be made at www.petersandmurrayfuneralhome.
Perry Phyllis O’Bryant, age 77 of Perry, passed away on Thursday July 8, 2010 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at Watkins Brothers Funeral Home in Perry on Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Diana Shaw will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Phyllis was born in Owosso, Michigan on May 13, 1933, the daughter of William and Reva (Kellogg) Richard. She was a graduate of Perry High School, class of 1952. On June 28, 1952, right after graduation, she married the man of her dreams, Daniel F. O’ Bryant in Perry. Together they raised four children. She was a member of the Shaftsburg Community Bible Church, loved to cook, go camping but her greatest love was her husband of 58 years and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Daniel; children, Tim (Pat) O’Bryant of Perry, Jim (Charlotte) O’Bryant of Elsie, Jeff (Lonnie) O’Bryant of Mulliken, and Kelli (Bob) Gewirtz of Perry. There are 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Dale (Sharon) Richard of Perry; her sister, Bonita (Bob) Feeney of Six Lakes, MI; and sister-in-law, Nancy Richard of Perry. She was predeceased by her brother, Lyle, and her parents. Memorials are suggested to the Shaftsburg Community Bible Church. Online condolences may be sent to www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com
Larry Vincent Suboski
Holt Passed away July 5th, 2010 at the age of 76. He was born June 15, 1934 in Gulliver, MI the son of Victor and Eunice Suboski. Larry graduated from Newberry High School in 1952 and received his degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1957. He then began his 30-year career as a traffic engineer with MDOT, working in the Escanaba, Newberry, Lansing and Jackson offices. After his retirement in 1988 he began his second career as a traffic engineer with the Monroe County Road Commission retiring 1996. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, two infant daughters and brothers Milton Suboski and William Suboski. He is survived by his daughter Cynthia (Michael) Brown; grandson Bryan (JoEllen) Brown and their boys James, Tyler and Kayne; granddaughter Melissa (Ryan) Charbonneau and their daughter Jocelyn; brothers Thomas (Mary Ann) Suboski and Patrick (Barb) Suboski; sister Viki Jean (Cliff) Pedroncelli; sisters-in-law Dortha Suboski and Winnie MacInnis Suboski; several nieces and nephews and close companion Betty DeRoover and her family. A memorial service and burial has been held at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Holt, MI. Arrangements by EstesLeadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.
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& DEATHS&FUNERALS Ernest R. Garcia, Sr.
Lansing Ernest R. Garcia, Sr. passed away July 9, 2010 at the age of 90. Surviving are his children, Marguerite Lozano, Maryann (Robert) Sipek, Ernest R. (Toni) Garcia, Jr., and John (Gloria) Garcia; grandchildren, Jesse, Jerry, and Nick Lozano, Robert Ernest Sipek, Tina Marie Sipek Williamschen, Anthony and Sara Garcia, Tina Garcia Lewis, Miriam Garcia Thelen, Raymond, John, and Isaac Garcia; fourteen great-grandchildren; sister, Amalia Salinas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Trenida Garcia; parents, Ramundo and Josepha Garcia; brother, Jesse Garcia; sister, Eufemia Gallardo; great-granddaughter, Emily Lozano; son-in-law, Joe Lozano. Ernest worked construction and helped to build Church of the Resurrection, Sparrow Hospital, the State Capitol Building, and Bingham Street School. He worked for Kramer’s Auto Parts and Thomas Brothers, before retiring from Liskey’s Auto. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Church of the Resurrection. The Rite of Committal will follow in East Lawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Monday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with the Rosary prayed at 7:30 p.m. The family extends special thanks to Gloria, John Jr., and Isaac Garcia for the loving care they gave. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan or Prestige Pines.
Emory Gordon Newman
Grand Ledge Age 80, passed away July 10, 2010. He was a life long Grand Ledge resident, U. S. Army Korean Conflict Veteran, and GM retiree. He enjoyed woodworking, the outdoors, and projects at home. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Donna (Bain); sons, Joseph Sr. (Nancy), David, and Don (Debbie) Newman; grandchildren, Joseph Jr. (Becky), Clinton (Heather), and James Newman; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Anthony Newman; and nieces and nephews. Funeral Service Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at Holihan-Atkin Funeral Home Grand Ledge. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation Monday 2-4, -6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Hospice or American Heart Assoc. Online condolences at www.holihanatkin.com
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East Lansing. Ray McLellan, Michigan State University carillonneur. Tower will be open after the recital for tours and a demonstration of the carillon. Presented by the MSU College of Music. Info: 353-9958. Cost: Free. w Concert in the Park: Mid-Michigan Festival Orchestra, 7 p.m. July 14. St. Johns City Park , Performance Shell, 1013 S. U.S. 27, St. Johns. Weekly summer music series. Sponsored by the Clinton County Arts Council and the city of St. Johns. Bring a blanket or chair for lawn seating. The St. Johns Lions and Lioness Club will staff a concession stand each Wednesday, offering light refreshments. Info: (989) 224-8159, (989) 224-6134.
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6-9 p.m. Mondays through Sept. 27. Tim Hortons, 2350 Cedar St., Holt. With Craig Parrish, “Dr. " Oldies.” Info: 694-0129. " w Music in the Park, 7-8:30 p.m. w Sparrow Hospice Beneﬁt Car July 14. Meridian Historical Village, Show Presented by The Capital TUESDAY, JULY 13 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos. Outdoor Area Muscle Car Club, concert with Tricola (alphorn) and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 11. Logan’s Children’s Activities Heartland Klezmorim. Info: Roadhouse, 5800 W. Saginaw w Play in the Park — Creative www.merhistvill.org. " Highway, Lansing. Beneﬁt car Movement with Mary Jane Hepshow. Info: pner-Gamble, 7 p.m. July 13. Valley Networking 819-1155, w Lansing Regional Chamber of Online Court Park , 280 Valley Court www.capital Extra Commerce 7th Congressional Park, East Lansing. An interactive areamuscle District Forum, RSVP by July 9; Find more events children’s entertainment series. carclub.org. event is 8-9:30 a.m. July 14. LexInfo: 319-6823, in our calendar Cost: car ington Lansing Hotel, 925 S. Creyts www.cityofeastlansing.com. " database at registration Road, Lansing. Invited guests are www.lsj.com. Gaming opens at 8 Tim Walberg, Brian Rooney and w Euchre Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m. a.m. $15, Marvin Carlson. Space is limited. Tuesdays in July. Imagine This spectators free. Sponsored by AT&T. Info: 853-6474. LLC (Life, Love, Community), 227 Fundraisers S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge. EveryTHURSDAY, JULY 15 w Fundraising Dance Party, one welcome. Info: 420-8084, Clubs and Meetings 5:15-10 p.m. July 11. Charlar www.imaginethisllc.com. Cost: Place, 4230 Charlar Drive, Holt. bring $1 and a two-liter of pop or a w Capitol City Quilt Guild, 7 p.m. third Thursdays. Union Missionary Baptist To help Ross Ford defray the bag of chips to play. Church, Gymnasium, 500 S. Martin medical expenses related to his Libraries Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing. A illness. Music by DJ Tom Beckner, w Joel Tacey’s SURFari Juggling group of approximately 185 memsilent auction, hors d’oeuvres Show, 2 p.m. July 13. Capital Area bers dedicated to the art of quilting. and cash bar. Info: 699-5595. District Library Main Branch, 401 We offer speakers, workshops, quilts Cost: $10 donation. S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. Juggling for charity and camaraderie. Info: w Midsummer Blooms Garden skills and tricks. Info: 367-6363, www.capitolcityquiltguild.org. Cost: Walk, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 11. www.cadl.org. visit for free; $25 per year to join. DeWitt, DeWitt. Walk will feature Literary six private gardens, including Film w Talk and signing with Jackson a woodland garden on Lake w Moonlight Film Festival: “Cloudy Kaguri, 7 p.m. July 13. Schuler Geneva featuring a unique crewith a Chance of Meatballs”, Books & Music, Meridian Mall, ation by glass artist Craig Mitch9:30 p.m. July 15. Valley Court Okemos. Author of “The Price of ell Smith. 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TV show spotlights pawn shop in Detroit KATHERINE YUNG Detroit Free Press
DETROIT — Starting Aug. 16, Detroit’s own Les Gold and his family, the owners of American Jewelry and Loan on the city’s northwest side, will be the stars of a new reality show on TruTV called “Hardcore Pawn.” It will compete on Monday nights with “Pawn Stars,” the hit History Channel show featuring the Harrison family of Las Vegas and its Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. Four months of ﬁlming for the new eight-episode series wrapped up last week. “The show is about a real pawnshop in a real city,” Gold said. “There is nothing made up.” TruTV ran two pilot episodes of “Hardcore Pawn” in December. They proved so successful that the Turner Broadcasting System channel gave the green light to produce a series. Like “Pawn Stars,” “Hardcore Pawn” will focus on Gold’s family. But the customers that frequent his store are likely to be every bit as entertaining. The series “shows Detroit as it actually is,” Gold said. If “Hardcore Pawn” becomes a hit when it debuts Aug. 16 on TruTV, tourists and others could soon be ﬂocking to American Jewelry and Loan’s 50,000-squarefoot facility on Greenﬁeld Road in Detroit. After all, there’s a precedent for this kind of marketing bonanza. Tourists regularly descend on the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas that’s featured on the popular History Channel show “Pawn Stars,” buying up hundreds of T-shirts and hats.
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Local librarian wins national award
Lansing’s Randy Riley, manager of Special Collections for the Library of Michigan, has been honored by the National Genealogical Society. He received the 2010 William Filby Award and $1,000 for his contributions to the genealogical community. Riley has overseen the digitization and indexing of the 1870 Michigan Census, helped build the Library of Michigan’s family history collection into one of the premier resources of its kind in the U.S. and presented hundreds of workshops and programs for librarians, genealogists, and local historians. “Librarians play such a crucial role for constituents at all stages of family histo- Riley ry research,” said Lynda Suffridge, vice president and chair of the awards committee. “Randy’s work certainly reﬂects the spirit of the Filby Award, which was created to honor librarians who have done the most to help us ﬁnd our roots.” The award has been sponsored by ProQuest since 2006. Established in 1999, it is named for the late P. William Filby, former director of the Maryland Historical Society and author of many core genealogical reference tools that genealogists have relied on for decades. The award is presented to a librarian at a public, academic, or special library whose full-time primary focus is in genealogy and local history. Riley’s accomplishments include overseeing the integration of online and paper version of the Cemetery Source Books for the state of Michigan; creation of a genealogical database on the statewide Michigan eLibrary system; and supervision of the digitization, indexing and publishing of some 1 million death certiﬁcates for the Seeking Michigan website. Riley is editor of the Michigan Genealogist newsletter and is a Michigan Genealogical Council adviser.
MSU graduate earns master’s degree
Katherine Wandtke received her master of arts degree in international administration with a certiﬁcate in Global Health Affairs from the University of Denver on June 4. Wandtke has traveled to Sikkim, India, for the summer as a program consultant for the Taktse International School, and plans to reside in Washington, D.C., in the fall. She is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State University, having earned dual Wandtke bachelor of arts degrees in history and communications. Wandtke is a 2000 graduate of Waverly High School and is the daughter of Gary and Connie Wandtke of Delta Township.
Lansing woman to mark 95th birthday
Bonnetta Placer of Lansing will celebrate her 95th birthday Tuesday. Placer is a member of Gunnisonville United Methodist Church. Placer and her husband, Thomas Placer, were married for 70 years when he died in 2005. Placer has two daughters, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-granddaughters. She spends the winters in Florida with her daughters. Placer will celebrate her birthday with family at the Placer family reunion today and with her church ladies on Wednesday at the church service club. Birthday greetings may be sent to Placer at 5 Ashleigh Court, Lansing, MI 48906.
Motor Wheel retirees picnic is Aug. 4
The Motor Wheel Retirees picnic will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4 at Frances Park. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by a business meeting. Please bring a dish to pass and table service. For more information, call Bob Franklin Sr. at 882-1402.
Waverly Class of ’73 to meet Saturday
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Riddle Elementary and the English Language Acquisition Center want to express our heartfelt thanks to Michael Borek and the West Saginaw Meijer store. Once again, he has come to the rescue of many fourth-graders who would not have been able to participate in a three-day experience at Camp Ebersole in Wayland. Many of our students are from refugee camps around the world so the ability to come up with the camp fees was not favorable at all. Because of his support, students spent three days camping, studying, ﬁshing, singing, swimming, making crafts, and practicing archery. This experience will stay with them for the rest of their lives. His ﬁnancial support from the store is greatly appreciated. It truly does take an entire village to raise a child. The West Saginaw Meijer store is a vital part of our village and we can’t thank them enough. — Betty Javoroski, Riddle/ELAC Elementary, Lansing
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credit union and cancel my account as all my important cards were in that wallet. After canceling, it ﬁnally hit me hard. I started crying like a kid who had just dropped their ice cream. I don’t usually cry but I felt so overwhelmed. I heard the house phone ring from the driveThanks for honesty way. Almost not answering When you are on disabil- it, a friend brought me the phone and someone wanted ity and SSI you can hardly to know if Karen May wait for the ﬁrst of the was there. I answered. She month. asked, “Did you lose someI cashed my check and thing today?” I thought my then stopped by the Walgreens on Cedar Street next heart was going to explode. YES! I did. She asked, “what to the Auto Body Credit was it?” I said, “my black Union. I was just feeling relieved wallet” and she said “yes.” about being able to pick up Whew! She met me back at the Walgreens store. She some much-needed items. returned it and would not I left there and was stoptake a reward. ping by Ofﬁce Max for a I had left it in the cart minute before lunch. I left under the little ﬂap and had there and was reaching for used the cart to go outside my wallet, which I hadn’t because of my disability. I used since Walgreens. Oh was so upset I didn’t get no!!! Where was it? I got her ﬁrst name but the name on the phone and immediately called Walgreens and on the caller ID was S. Dickerson. I just wanted to Ofﬁce Max. No one had thank her publicly for her seen them. Fountain lighting extreme honesty and her My mind was whirling, wondering where and what caring ... Everything was inI wanted to write and tact. God bless her. to do next. I drove home thank the city of Lansing — Karen May, and sitting in the car, I defor continuing to have colLansing ored lighting of the fountain cided I had better call the
troducing me to the sport of golf at the age of eight. At that time, I was introduced to Jeff Hunter (thank you), who was one of many individuals who were promoting the sport of golf for minority youth. Thanks to my golf instructors Ron Ferry and Edward Watson for their time, patience and support during my high school career. For basketball, I would like to thank my longtime coaches Launita Burtley and K.C. Keyton for continuous support and direction over the years and second mother, Bettie Jones, for her guidance and love. Lastly, I would like to thank my high school basketball and golf coach Doug Harkema for believing in me. Again, thanks to everyone as I share this award with all of those who have been a part of my life. — Jessica L. Peatross, Holt
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Its Habitat for Humanity Michigan Fund provides mortgages for independently run member ofﬁces across the state at a reasonable monthly fee, spokeswoman Debra Lashbrook said. The fund is servicing 1,059 home loans with a value of approximately $46 million. “We’re one of maybe a handful of homebuilders still operating in Michigan,” said Vincent Tilford, Habitat’s executive director in Detroit.
Michigan’s 13.6 percent May jobless rate was near the top in the nation. Last year, 285,600 jobs disappeared. “What you have are families who may have been lower-middle income or middle income,” Tilford said. “They’ve lost jobs. They’ve taken jobs that pay less and have now fallen down into
the ranks of the low income and they’re losing homes.” Since Jan. 1, there have been about 94,800 new foreclosure ﬁlings in Michigan, according to RealtyTrac. There were more than 20,000 in May alone.
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The 1,200-square-foot house Granholm, Mulhern and his family are helping to build will be Kenyatta Lewis’ ﬁrst home. The 34-yearold U.S. Census survey clerk now lives with her father in Southﬁeld after moving back to Michigan from Arkansas. “I’ve had to do 250 sweat hours” as part of Habitat’s program, Lewis said. “We’ve worked on about eight different homes.” Michigan’s ﬁrst family also has raised about $15,000 in donations for Habitat for Humanity, said Christine Bitonti, Mulhern’s cousin and coordinator of MI Family Builds.
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»The monthly First Sunday Gallery Walk was pushed back to the second Sunday this month, because of the July 4 holiday last week. Check out what’s on display at local galleries around town. »Art galleries throughout Lansing, East Today Lansing and Okemos »Most locations are open from at least 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today, free
»Summer Stage Under the Stars at LCC continues with the musical comedy “Smoke on the Mountain,” set in the 1930s Tonight near the Blue Ridge Mountains. The rain location for the show is Dart Auditorium. » LCC Outdoor Amphitheatre, on North Washington Mall, 483-1488, www.lcc.edu/hpa/ events » 8 p.m. today, free
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HARD HABIT TO BREAK: Chicago and the Doobie Brothers perform at 7:30 p.m.Wednesday at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston. Info: 484-5656 or www.ticketmaster.com.
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of animals affected by the Deepwater Horizon spill continues to grow, there are several things you can do to help support rescue and rehabilitation efforts. From the obvious, giving money, to the surprising, throwing a party, here are seven ways you can make a difference. Phone, numbers, websites, and e-mail addresses are included to make reaching out easy.
Site helps you visualize oil spill »www.ifitwasmyhome.com »Just how big is the Gulf of Mexico oil spill? The website If It Was My Home lets you superimpose a map of the spill on top of your own town, or any other location, to visualize exactly how much of an area we’re talking about here. (For a real shocker, try placing a map of the spill on top of England or just about any other European country. Yikes!)
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» Single tickets are still available for $32 and
week-long passes for $99. For Sunday’s “Low Dough Show,” tickets are $11. » Get the “VIP” treatment for the whole festival with an UnCommon Club seven-day pass for $350. Also, single-day upgrade seating is $10. UnCommon Club single-day tickets are available for $125. Full details are available at www.common groundfest.com. » Children ages 10 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by a ticketed adult.
dam Lambert, Ludacris, Bret Michaels, Buckcherry, Alice Cooper and Gregg Rolie are among the acts slated to take the main-stage when the 11th annual Common Ground Music Festival kicks off Monday. They’ll be cheered by thousands of music fans, some who traveled far and wide for the fest. “We’ve had people from Canada and the UK come in for Common Ground,” says Amanda Snook, marketing manager for the Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority. Add to that fans from 30 states and 555 cities. Overall, an estimated
750,000 people have attended the festival’s ﬁrst 10 years. The alltime highest night was in 2007, when Hinder, Buchckerry, Papa Roach and The Exies pulled in 17,000 people. “That was one of those ‘perfect storm’ things, where they all had hits on the radio, and it was the opening night of the tour,” Snook says. This year, she expects the biggest numbers on Tuesday (Adam Lambert) and Saturday (Ludacris). “When you have a national show with the ratings American Idol does, it really adds a boost to those performances. People coming off that show have talent, plus the backing of a huge
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Lawn darts haven’t been sold in the U.S. since 1988, when the Consumer Product Safety Commission banned them. Would you want steel-tipped darts flying through your kid-filled backyard? Gentler versions of the game have been around; one of the newest is Sportcraft’s Soft Tip Sky Darts. The four weighty darts have soft, rounded ends instead of the steel. (They’re too heavy for small children.) These get flung toward the two yellow scoring rings, also included. The darts are supposed to stay upright after tossing. For the uninitiated, the concept of lawn darts isn’t so different from beanbag or horseshoes: You’re aiming toward an object — in this case, inside the yellow ring, and you get 3 points for that. If nobody manages a dart in the circle, whoever gets his dart closest to the ring gets a point. Teams of two or four can play.
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What to do when your family pet dies truth. Trying to protect them with vague or inaccurate explanations can create anxiety. » Answer all his or her questions simply, but honestly. Parents can be models by sharing their feelings, even if they can’t answer all their questions. It will be extremely difficult for a child younger than 9 to understand the permanence of death.
» Give them a chance to say goodbye in their
own way: This may take the form of a memorial service or ceremony, writing poems or making drawings. » Do not replace the animal right away. Some children may be overwhelmed, especially if the death brings up other painful losses. If your child seems unable to function normally, they may benefit from seeing a qualified mental health professional. Source: The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. See more at www.aacap.org.
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Move over, BMI for kids, is it time to measure the neck circumference instead? The body mass index (BMI) isn’t a perfect measure for obesity. Convenience and routine are on its side — so health experts aren’t likely to stop using it any time soon — but its limitations have got some doctors thinking. In a study published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics, researchers at the University of Michigan’s Mott Children’s Hospital found measurements of neck circumference to be a reliable technique for assessing whether
children are overweight or obese. Using a sample pool of 1,102 children, the team studied the correlation of kids’ neck circumference with measurements of their heights, weights and waist circumferences, as well as with their ages and BMI statistics. The results confirmed that — more than any other screening technique — neck circumference was the most reliable alternative to BMI, when adjusted to a child’s age and gender. But the findings
went one step further than that, said Dr. Olubukola “Bukky” Nafiu, who led the study, Measuring neck circumference was more convenient and was more accurate than BMI at identifying children with weight problems, he said. “In the next few years, I believe more and more doctors will start screening for obesity and overweight using neck circumference measurements and other methods, instead of the BMI,” he said. — MCT News Service
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Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad 6140 Bray Rd., Flint, MI August 20-22 & 27-29, 2010
Weddings Engagements Anniversaries Birthdays Other special events
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Call for information 517-377-1111 or visit www.lsj.com
Capitol City Grille
Inside the downtown Radisson Hotel 111 North Grand Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933 Breakfast Traditions • Eggs, Home Fries, Bacon, Sausage • French Toast with Maple Syrup • Cereal • Mufﬁns • Seasonal fruits
Table Seating: 11-4PM Adults $19.95 Children Age 5-12: $9.95 Appetizer Live smooth jazz instrumentals provided by local favorites 496 West and featured artist(s) from 1:30 PM to 4 PM
Southern Comforts • Old Fashion Macaroni and Cheese • Collard Greens • Sautéed String Beans • Southern Fried Chicken • Classic Country Catﬁsh • Sweet Potatoes
Brunch Buffet A delectable, mouth watering brunch with breakfast and lunch items to celebrate the palate
Chef’s Accompaniments including • Soup of the Day • Baked or Grilled Chicken • Signature Sides/Salads • Fresh Baked Corn Bread • Assorted Breads with Whipped Butter
Grand Finale Visit the chocolate fountain and dessert buffet
Dazzling Desserts Complementary Beverage Service Regular/Decaf Coffee
Reservations Recommended Call 517-267-3459 0100024872
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Steven and Debra Viele of Dimondale are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Eliina to Joshua Pritzker. Joshua is the son of Neta Pritzker of Northbrook, IL. Eliina is a 1998 graduate of Holt High School. She received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Northwestern University, and her law degree from DePaul University. She practices law in Chicago. Joshua received his undergraduate degree in painting from the University of Illinois, and his MFA in experimental animation from the California Institute of the Arts. He is the manager of creative services at a bank in Chicago. The couple is planning a September 2010 wedding in Mich.
Jolene Smith and Brian Archipley were married yesterday in a wedding celebration that highlighted thier love for each other. They were surrounded by family and friends who have touched their lives in many ways; they felt blessed for the support and caring that was shared with them on their special day. They met in East Lansing three years ago, and after many intimate conversations, romantic interludes, and much joy together, they knew that they were ready to share the rest of their lives in each other’s arms. They are looking forward to their united journey together and hope to someday have children with whom they can share their love. They are enthusiastic about starting their lives together in the Greater Lansing Area, and as proud Spartan fans, are pleased to call it "Home".
Ashley Bemrose and Keith Pyle were married on May 29, 2010 at the Lakeview Banquet Center in Laingsburg. The Rev. Cathy DeLauter performed the double-ring ceremony. Amber Bemrose, sister of the bride was the maid of honor and Tony Pyle, brother of the groom, was the best man. A reception followed at Lakeview overlooking Round Lake. The couple honeymooned at Sandals Resort in Jamaica. Ashley is the daughter of Tom Bemrose and Kori Perrault. Keith is the son of Anita and Lance Pyle. The newlyweds currently reside in Lansing.
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After surgery, illness or injury, you want to get home and back to your life as quickly as possible. Choosing the right medical and rehabilitation team will strongly impact your recovery. Heartland offers state-of-the-art equipment, trained therapists and nurses, similar to a hospital setting. Our team offers alternatives for patients making the transition from hospital to home by using an intensive approach that teaches lifestyle adjustments to promote independence. After all, isn’t your goal to successfully return home and back to a meaningful lifestyle? Come tour Heartland, see our staff in action and receive a complimentary tour package. We will also show you our outcomes that are targeted to getting patients back home.
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Elwood M. (Al) and Shirley J. Stock recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island as guests of their children. They were married May 7, 1960 at the Church of the Resurrection in Lansing, MI. Al and Shirley met while attending Michigan State University. Both hold degrees from MSU. They have been blessed with three children and their spouses: Michael Stock, Diane and Raymond Santostefano, and Carol and Mark Drayton. They have five grandchildren: McKenzie and Michaela Stock, and Michael, Sofia, and Julia Santostefano. Al retired as a General Supervisor for General Motors Parts Division, GMC, and Shirley retired as the Director of Administrative Services for the Michigan Community College Association. Since their retirement, Al and Shirley have enjoyed spending half of the year at Glen Lake and half of the year in Mason.
Patrick and Nancy Holland were married June 25, 1960. Patrick and Nancy were highschool sweethearts. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 26 with their four children and their families with a Mass at St. Gerard Church followed by dinner at Carrabba’s. Patrick is a retired teacher and Nancy is a homemaker and works parttime at J.C. Penney. Congratulations!
Bob Franklin Sr. and Arleen J. (Wiser) Franklin were married on July 15, 1950 in Lansing, MI. They have 6 children Debbie (Jim) Holefka, Bob Jr. (Trish) Franklin, Mike (Laura) Franklin, Cathy (Bob) Diniose, Dave (Kelly) Franklin, Judy Franklin (Brian) Cowan. 15 grandchildren, Meg (Scott) Holmes, Scott Holefka, Ryan Franklin, Amber (John) Ribby, Claire Franklin, Shawn Franklin, Sarah Franklin, Lizzie (Benji) Mahlich, Matt Arbour, Steve Dionise, Adam Franklin, Torri Cowan, Drew Cowan, Anna Taylor, Laura Maddux. 5 great-grandchildren, Ethan Franklin, Alayna Mahlich, Gavin Malhich, Celina Best, Terrance Grant.
Alex and Beverly (Newell) Mizger of Lansing celebrated 50 wonderful years together July 9, 2010. They have 2 children Sheri (Ken), Scott (Eva). 4 grandchildren Joseph, Samantha, Holly & Haley.
Dr. Stephen and Michelle Chapman of Okemos will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married July 20th, 1985 at St. Joseph’sChurch in St. Johns, MI. Their children are Stephanie and Daniel.
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To have your meeting, class, fundraiser, etc., listed in the calendar, mail or bring it to: Community Calendar, Lansing State Journal, 120 E. Lenawee St., Lansing, MI 48919, by 5 p.m. Friday for the July 25 calendar. You also can submit information online at www.lsj.com or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. For ongoing events, please send separate notices for each week.
Tuesday: In the Local section, Support Groups Wednesday: In the Local section, Seniors Thursday: Entertainment in What’s On and NOISE Saturday: In the Local section, Worship
SUNDAY | JULY 11, 2010
Ingham County Animal Shelter mobile adoption event, Petco, 510 Frandor Ave., Lansing, noon-4 p.m. third Sundays. Adopt a homeless pet from the Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter. Info: 676-8370, www.ingham.org/ac.
Capitol City Quilt Guild, Union Missionary Baptist Church, Gymnasium, 500 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, 7 p.m. third Thursdays. A group of approximately 185 members dedicated to the art of quilting. We offer speakers, workshops, quilts for charity and camaraderie. Info: www.capitolcityquiltguild.org. Cost: visit for free; $25 per year to join.
July 16-18. Charity tennis tournament. All proceeds go to Hearts and Hands food bank in Eaton Rapids. Men’s 35 and older; men’s 35 and younger; women’s 35 and older; women’s 35 and younger; men’s doubles and women’s doubles. Each participant must bring one can of new, unopened tennis balls. Categories subject to change. Info: 388-3315. Cost: entry fee is $25 per person, call for further information.
in Portuguese and English, plus enjoy a craft. Call to register. Info: 351-2420, www.elpl.org.
Book Buddy Summer Program, Capital Area District Library Main Branch, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, 2-4 p.m. Mondays. For ages 5-12. Have a buddy help you practice your reading. Bring a book or use a library copy and read out loud CALL FOR to a volunteer from MSU. Info: 367-6363, Call for Crafters for Bath Days www.cadl.org. Festival, Bath, festival is Aug. 6-7. Call Terrie at 641-6250 or visit the website for Caricature workshop, Capital Area more information. District Library Main Branch, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, 2-2:45 p.m. July 14. Artist Call for Vendors, Bath, 3 p.m. to 7 Mary Rochelle Burnham will show you what p.m. Thursdays starting July 15. Products makes a face unique and guide you through allowed for sale include fresh produce, the art of caricature. All materials will be flowers, other farm products such as provided. Suggested for grades 6-12. Info: dairy products, eggs, meats and syrups, 367-6363, www.cadl.org. " Michigan specialty foods, and baked goods. Non-edible items are welcome, upon Classroom Critters, Capital Area approval of the board. Info: 641-6728, District Library Leslie Branch, 201 www.bathtownship.us. Cost: $160 season Pennsylvania St., Leslie, 1 p.m. July 13. stall rate, $15 daily stall rate. Make a splash with “Turtle Mania,” featuring turtles of all shapes and sizes CHILDREN’S from around the world. Held in the ACTIVITIES Woodworth Elementary School cafeteria. Info: 589-9400, www.cadl.org. " Stories in the Garden, Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden, off Bogue Street, south Digital Bookmobile, Capital Area of Wilson Road, East Lansing, 7-8:30 p.m. District Library Main Branch, 401 S. Capitol July 13. An outdoor story time for children Ave., Lansing, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 15. of all ages. Stories are ready by teen Lansing State Journal ﬁle photo Readers of all ages are welcome to enjoy volunteers. Info: 355-5191 ext. 1327. " digital books and more. Info: 367-6363, Eaton County Fair: Youngsters show their hogs in the ring at last year’s Eaton www.cadl.org. Strolling with the Storyteller, County Fair. The fair starts Monday and runs through Saturday. Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden, meet in English Discoveries Online, Capital the Children’s Garden, off Bogue Street, Clinton County Democratic Area District Library Main Branch, 401 GOVERNMENT south of Wilson Road, East Lansing, 7-8 p.m. Party, Bath Senior Center, 14480 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, 6-7:30 p.m. “Talk Budget” with Meridian July 14. Enjoy an evening stroll while Webster Road, Bath, 6:30 p.m. second July 14. This English learning program is Township Manager Jerry exploring a different garden each month Thursday of the month. Coffee and for speakers of other languages. It uses Richards, Dusty’s Cellar, 1839 W. of summer. Discover fun facts and folklore conversation at 6:30 p.m. The meeting Internet multimedia technology to help Grand River Ave., Okemos, 7:30-8:30 a.m. with professional storyteller and visiting begins at 7 p.m. Info: 641-6728 ext. 126. students improve their skills in listening, July 14; Biggby Coffee, 2250 Lake Lansing educator Steveanna Roose. Visitors of all reading and speaking English. Registration Road, Lansing, 7:30-8:30 a.m. July 15. Journey to Adoption meeting, ages can creatively connect to flowers, required; call 367-6356. Info: 367-6356, An opportunity for Meridian Township Adoption Associates Inc., 800 E. Thomas critters, trees and more through stories www.cadl.org. " residents to provide input regarding the L. Parkway, Lansing, 7 p.m. July 15. and a small creative art project to take 2011-2012 budget priorities and Come and learn about the child that is Joel Tacey’s SURFari Juggling home. Register online or by phone. Info: suggestions for improving efficiency, waiting for you at this free informational Show, Capital Area District Library Main 355-5191 ext. 1327, reducing costs and increasing revenue meeting on domestic and international Branch, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, 2 p.m. www.4hgarden.msu.edu/calendar. " to the General Fund. Info: 853-4000, infant adoption. Call or e-mail July 13; Mason Branch 1 p.m. July 14; Foster www.twp.meridian.mi.us. email@example.com to RSVP. Branch 1:30 p.m. July 15. Juggling skills and CLASSES Info: 327-1388, tricks. Info: www.cadl.org. E-media basics, Capital Area District HEALTH www.adoptionassociates.net. Library Main Branch, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lightning Thief Party, East Lansing Charity Weight Loss Challenge, Lansing, 10:15-11:45 a.m. July 16. Learn how Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East COMMUNITY Lansing, Lansing, ongoing. Several twelveto download e-audiobooks to your PC and Lansing, 2-3:30 p.m. July 15. Olympians’ week challenges are taking place on MP3 player; registration required by calling Mobile Food Pantry, St. Casimir fans, ages 5 and older, can join in a HalfWednesdays and Saturdays at the Westside Church, 815 Sparrow Ave., Lansing, 367-6356. Info: 367-6363, www.cadl.org. Blood celebration of Percy Jackson and YMCA, Hannah Community Center and 9-11 a.m. July 17. Distribution of free, fresh, his friends. Party will feature games, trivia " Radisson Hotel. Each week participants non-perishable food items. Senior citizens and treats presented by the Teen Advisory Gadgets Workshop, East Lansing are weighed and attend classes taught by on fixed incomes, families and individuals Board. Call to register. Info: 351-2420. Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East personal wellness coach Jennifer Coney. with limited or low-income jobs and the Lansing, 7-8:30 p.m. July 14. Learn how Merry Music Maker, Capital Area There are weekly winners and four top disadvantaged and vulnerable are eligible. to use iPods, flash drives and digital District Library Holt-Delhi Branch, 2078 prize winners at the end of each challenge. Please bring a valid state identification cameras. Call to register. Info: 351-2420, Aurelius Road, Holt, 1 p.m. July 14. Learning Proceeds will benefit the Westside YMCA’s card or driver’s license. Bring a box or bag www.elpl.org. " is fun when Merry Music Maker Paula Y-Fitness For Teens program. Call or to carry food. For more information, call Doak takes the stage. Combination of e-mail Jennifer at 482-1346. Introduction to Digital SLR, upbeat music, interactive stories, crazy firstname.lastname@example.org for times Perspective2, 319 E. Grand River Ave., characters and puppetry. Call to register. and more information. Info: 231-6060. Cost: FAMILY Lansing, noon-4 p.m. July 17. Class size Info: 694-9351, www.cadl.org. " $35 non-refundable registration fee for Fun Family Fridays, Clinton County limited. Registration required. Info: each 12-week challenge. Arts Council, 107 E. Railroad St., St. Johns, 853-5880. Cost: $40 non-members, $35 Naturalist Paul Roose, Capital 6-8 p.m. Fridays. Activities and displays of members. Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 HUNTING train memorabilia and tours of the restored Okemos Road, Okemos, 1 p.m. July 16. Introduction to Computers, Hunter Safety, Bath Community Center, train car. Enjoy music on the lawn 7-8 p.m. Learn about voyageur foods, clothing and Capital Area District Library Aurelius 5959 Park Lake Road, Bath, 7:45 a.m.-4 Info: (989) 224-2429. canoeing skills; for grades four and up. Info: Branch, 1939 S. Aurelius Road, Mason, p.m. July 17-18. Space is limited. Register 347-2021, www.cadl.org. " 2-3 p.m. July 14. Learn the parts of at the Bath Township Office from 8 a.m.-5 FESTIVALS a computer and how to use a mouse, Nature Discovery: Reptiles & p.m. weekdays or place your registration Eaton County 4-H Fair, Eaton keyboard and desktop features. No Amphibians, Delta Township District and fee into the night drop box near County Fairgrounds, 1025 S. Cochran Ave., experience necessary. Registration Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing, the entrance doors of the Township Hall. Charlotte, July 12-17. This 155th annual required. Info: 628-3743, www.cadl.org. 2-3 p.m. July 12. All ages. Get an up-close Must pre-register. Info: 641-6728 ext.131, fair offers tractor and truck pulls, motorlook at some of the amazing amphibians Introduction to Online Job www.bathtownship.us. Cost: $7 fee. cross races, figure eight race, auto enduro, and reptiles of Michigan’s wetlands, Resources, Capital Area District Library fire truck display, laser tag arena, rock including frogs, salamanders, turtles, and LIBRARIES Mason Branch, 145 W. Ash St., Mason, climbing wall, horse shows, 4H classes, snakes. Info: 321-4014 ext. 3, www.dtdl.org. 6:30 p.m. July 13. Computer and Internet family crafting opportunities through Home “Books on Tap” book discussion " experience required; call to register. Info: group, Dublin Square Irish Pub, 327 Depot, games, midway rides and more. 676-9088, www.cadl.org. " Abbot Road, East Lansing, 6:30 p.m. Popcorn & Movie, East Lansing Public Info: 543-4510, www.eatoncountyfair.com. July 13. Come to enjoy food and drinks Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, Cost: $5 admission per person per day; Microsoft Excel Basics, Capital Area while discussing “The Leisure Seeker” by 1 p.m. July 16. The G-rated movie “The Michael Zadoorian. Sponsored by the East Princess and the Frog” will be shown. Free Lansing Public Library. Info: 351-2420, popcorn will be provided while supplies For complete calendar listings, go to www.lsj.com/events www.elpl.org. last. Parents of preschoolers must remain with their kids; parents of children in grades Acting Up Theatre: “Fish Tank 1-2 must stay in the library. Info: 351-2420, Follies”, Capital Area District Library free for seniors 62 and older until 5 District Library Main Branch, 401 S. Capitol www.elpl.org. " Haslett Branch, 5670 School St., Haslett, p.m. Wednesday, $7 for grandstand events Ave., Lansing, 10:15-11:45 a.m. July 13. 1 p.m. July 14. Original, interactive play. Info: Read to the Dogs program, East Monday through Wednesday, $9 Thursday Learn to use a spreadsheet for tasks 339-2324, www.cadl.org. " Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, through Saturday; cost of rides varies. like balancing a checkbook. Experience East Lansing, 11 a.m.- noon July 14. For ages with a mouse, Windows and basic word African American Authors FOOD AND DRINK 5 and older. Ten-minute sessions of reading processing skills required. Registration Reading Circle, Capital Area District to a therapy dog. Children may bring their required. Info: 367-6356, www.cadl.org. Roast Beef & Pork Dinner, LyonsLibrary, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, own books or choose one from the library. Muir Lions Club, Muir, 4-6 p.m. July 14. " 6:30-8 p.m. July 13. “The Air Between Call to register. Info: 351-2420. " Homemade bread and pies, real mashed Us” by Deborah Johnson. Info: 367-6363, Online research, Capital Area District potatoes and gravy and more. Cost: $7, $3 www.cadl.org. " Scheer Genius: “Wacky Library Main Branch, 401 S. Capitol Ave., for ages 5-12, free for kids 4 and younger. Science”, Capital Area District Library Lansing, 10:15-11:45 a.m. July 14. Learn Baby Storytime, Capital Area District Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, about the online research databases Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, FUNDRAISERS Okemos, 6:30 p.m. July 13. Think science available at the library; call 367-6356 Okemos, 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Stories, finger “Second Sunday Event”, Dublin is hard to understand? These wacky to register. Info: 367-6363, www.cadl.org. plays and movement for babies up to age Square Irish Pub, 327 Abbot Road, East experiments using common household " 2 and their parents or caregivers. Info: Lansing, 4-9 p.m. July 11, Aug. 8. Support items will change your mind. Info: 347-2021, 347-2021, www.cadl.org. " the East Lansing Public Library while CLUBS AND www.cadl.org. " enjoying food and drinks. Dublin Square Baby Time, Delta Township District MEETINGS Scheer Genius Science: “Aquahas agreed to donate 10 percent of the Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing, American Sewing Guild Lansing Kadabra”, Capital Area District Library evenings sales to the library. Info: 351-2222, 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 4. Clippers July meeting, UAW Local Aurelius Branch, 1939 S. Aurelius Road, www.elpl.org. For children under 2 years with a parent/ 652 Hall, meeting room, 426 Clare St., Mason, 10:30 a.m. July 13. Family fun fest caregiver. Enjoy books, songs, music, and Bark for Life, Ferris Park, corner Lansing, 6:30-9 p.m. July 12. The July 12 of wacky water jokes, off-the-wall games, play time with other babies and parents. of Pine and Shiawassee Streets, Lansing, meeting of The American Sewing Guild insane contests and magical surprises. Info: Info: 321-4014 ext. 4, dtdl.org. " July 17. Bring your dog. An American Lansing Clippers builds on the theme of 628-3743, www.cadl.org. " Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraising Reuse, Repurpose, Remember. Two guest Beach Party, East Lansing Public Library, The Balloon Meister, Capital Area event to honor the care-giving qualities of presenters will discuss the history of quilts. 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 2-3:30 p.m. District Library Williamston Branch, 201 canine companions. E-mail Following the presentation on quilt history, July 28. Children ages 3 and older can join School St., Williamston, 10:30 a.m. July 14. email@example.com for questions or they will talk about the use of printed the fun, including games, crafts and tasty As the Balloon Meister spins his tale, more information. Info: www.cancer.org. feedsacks, which during the depression food. Call to register. Info: 351-2420. lobsters, whales, seahorses, penguins and years were repurposed into fabric for Island City Charity Tennis Bilingual Story Time, East Lansing even mermaids appear on the scene -clothing and other household items, a Tournament, Eaton Rapids High Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East all made out of balloons. Info: 655-1191, tradition that continues into the present School, across the street from the high Lansing, 2-3 p.m. July 17. Children ages www.cadl.org. " time. Info: 699-8062, lansingclippers.com. school, 800 State St., Eaton Rapids, 2 and older are invited to hear stories
Horoscopes Sunday, July 11, 2010:
The new moon in Cancer and the solar eclipse will stir up intense emotions. On the one hand, it’s good to know we care so deeply. On the other hand, there is such a thing as caring too much, especially if it causes us to move beyond our personal boundaries. Don’t fly off the handle. Ride out the feelings, and trust life’s process.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Instead, step back and get the overall feeling and flow. Observe for a long time.When you step in, you’ll fall into step naturally -more or less.
kind of mess that happens when you’re having fun.
CANCER (June 22-July 22) » Yes, it’s been done before. But it hasn’t been done by you.And you’re going to do it like nobody else can. So get in there and do it. No hesitation, explanation or flinching allowed.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
» Your childlike enthusiasm for life is alive and well. Keep expressing yourself, even when the ones around you are overly decorous. Secretly, everyone is waiting for someone like you to break the ice.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
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Water Wonder/Water Fun Library program, Potterville-Benton Township District Library, City Park Pavilion, 150 Library Lane, Potterville, 10-11 a.m. July 13 and Aug. 3. Part of the summer long series “Make Waves at Your Library.” View live animals and participate in hands-on water cycle and life cycle activities. Call or go online for more information. Info: 645-2989, www.pottervillelibrary.org.
Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk, Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Okemos, 3 p.m. July 11. Go on a guided walk with a naturalist to hear stories about summer wildflowers and find out which plants are high in vitamin C and which ones are said to cure poison ivy. Info: 349-3866. Cost: $2 per person, $5 family. Public Observing Nights, Abrams Planetarium, MSU campus, East Lansing, 9:30-11 p.m. July 16-17; 9-11 p.m. Sept. 17-18, Oct. 15-16. See the moon and other sky objects through the Observatory telescope, sky conditions permitting. Info: 355-4676. " Summer Campfire Series, Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Okemos, 8:30 p.m. July 17, 24, 31 and Aug. 14. Each week has a different theme. There also will be a walk and a traditional campfire treat each evening. Call for details or to register. Info: 349-3866. Cost: $2 per person or $5 per family. Walking Club, Harris Nature Center, Central Park, Eastgate Park, 3998 Van Atta Road, Okemos, 9 a.m. July 17. Guided walks at different parks. The July walk is at Brattin Woods Park, 5851 Okemos Road in Haslett. Drop-in walkers are welcome. Call for a registration form and a list of walk dates. Info: 349-3866. Cost: annual fee is $30 for adults, $10 for children and includes all guided walks. Drop-in fee is $2 per person, per walk.
Elsie High School Reunion, American Legion Post 502, 220 S. Ovid St., Elsie, event is 1 p.m. July 11. All alumni are welcome to attend. Call Joanne Sturgis for more information. Info: (989) 862-4691. Lansing Eastern Class of 1970, Royal Scot Golf & Bowl, 19th Hole Banquet Room, 4722 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing, 6:30 p.m. July 17. This will be a casual event. There are several other activities that have been planned for the week surrounding the reunion. Please send us your e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org and check out our Web site. Info: 285-8434, www.eastern1970.webs.com. Cost: $25 per ticket gets you hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, music, dancing, a Sunday picnic, more. Olivet High School Class of 1970, Michigan Princess Riverboat, Grand River Park, 3205 Lansing Road, Lansing, July 17. Call Don Mulvany at 726-1403 or Judy (Hamm) Clark at (269) 789-2844 with classmates’ contact information. Info: 627-2154. St. Mary’s High Class of 1947, Deluca’s Restaurant, 2006 W. Willow St., Lansing, 1 p.m. July 14. Info: 321-3753.
Lansing Charter Academy Enrollment Meeting, Lansing Charter Academy, 3300 Express Court, Lansing, two sessions, one at 4 p.m., the other at 7 p.m. July 15. Visit our new facility for kindergarten through sixth grade. Refreshments served. Info: 882-9585, www.lansingcharteracademy.org. "
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The more calm and detached you safe place.Truth and wisdom will become the crazier the other perbe discovered there. son gets.This is proof of your emo- AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) tional connection. » You will behave like an expert SAGITTARIUS emcee, cracking funny jokes but (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) also staying appropriate with the crowd. Someone will recognize » The attention of a special someyour social genius and maybe one has you inwardly skipping even fall in love with you. and whistling a happy tune.You didn’t feel the least bit empty, and PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) yet this person fills you up. » You’ll put together a creative bit
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In today’s deal, West found a textbook play that hit declarer, defeating his partscore contract. East opened one club, South overcalled one heart, and West passed, as would we all. Now North settled for a quiet two hearts. This was a tad pessimistic with four-card support and 10 high-card points, but he had a nine-loser hand, which was the normal number for a single raise, and 4-3-3-3 distribution.Alternatively, he might have made a two-club cue-bid raise, over which South would have rebid two hearts. West led the club five. East could not read this lead, because West had not raised clubs. With three low, he would have also tabled his lowest. However, given the jack in the dummy, there was not much East could do but win with his king, cash the club ace, and play a third club. After West took this trick, what did he do next? West knew his side needed three more tricks. Maybe East had the heart ace and maybe he had the diamond ace. But if he had
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Lesson in history
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War cannon: A British cannon sits behind the River Raisin Battleﬁeld Visitor Center in Monroe, Mich. The visitors center is on the edge of a battleﬁeld that endured hundreds of casualties in the War of 1812. The land is now part of the River Raisin National Battleﬁeld Park, one of American’s newest national parks.
Monroe battleﬁeld site in War of 1812 — largely neglected — is now a national park BOB DOWNING
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Remember the Raisin! That was the Americans’ battle cry in the War of 1812, after some 60 wounded American prisoners were killed or captured by American Indians along the River Raisin in southeastern Michigan. The 1813 battle was a major American defeat and one of the bloodiest battles in the war, with only 33 Americans avoiding death or capture. Today the River Raisin National Battleﬁeld Park is one of America’s newest national parks, although the change from local to federal control is not complete. The Monroe County Historical Society and the Monroe County Historical Commission have been operating a small but ﬁrstclass visitor center at the edge of a battleﬁeld that has largely been forgottenand neglected for many years. It includes a lighted 14-minute ﬁber-optic program that maps the battle, artifacts, exhibits and dioramas at the River Raisin Battleﬁeld Visitor Center.
Frenchtown in 1812
Behind the red brick building at 1493 E. Elm St. is a small 3.5-acre park at the eastern edge of the one-
The museum — it opened in 1990 — is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Tuesdays in Roots of the June, July and August. It is open past: from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends Historical in May, September and October. markers ﬁgure The grounds are open year round. prominently in The mailing address is River Monroe, Raisin Battlefield Visitor Center, telling the 1403 E. Elm St., Monroe, MI story of a battle in 1813 48162. For more info: call (734) along the River Raisin in 243-7136 or (734) 240-7780 or go southeastern to www.riverraisinbattlefield.org or www.co.monroe.mi.us/museum. Michigan. time battleﬁeld, with historical markers, a split-rail fence, one British cannon, archaeological pits and a wooden shelter. The park was the site of the encampment of the 17th U.S. Infantry during battles at Frenchtown. That’s what Monroe was called in 1812. Local organizers have devised three one-hour driving tours that visit different sites of the battle. You can purchase a detailed $5 guide to the tours. The ﬁghting took place on an area that was roughly ﬁve miles long and a halfmile wide. Today Monroe, a town of 20,000 about 15 miles north of Toledo, Ohio, covers where the battle took place. The battleﬁeld is domi-
nated by 20 historical markers, but it’s hard to envision the battle in the current urban setting. It was designated as America’s 11th national battleﬁeld on March 30, 2009, by President Barack Obama. The visitor center and surrounding grounds are almost within sight of Interstate 75 at Exit 14. Nearby is a stone cairn at East Elm Street and North Dixie Highway. Another monument, in memory of the dead soldiers from Kentucky, is off South Monroe Street. Local agencies have acquired a potential addition of 35.5 acres for the battleﬁeld. It is a one-time paper mill that has been razed. The tract at the center
of the battleﬁeld has not yet been donated to the National Park Service but that could happen by October. Federal grants were used to clean up that site for potential historical park use.
The park service will need up to three years to develop a general management plan for the battleﬁeld and another ﬁve years to fully implement that plan. Workers will gradually be added, but the center will continue to be the focus of visitors. There have been suggestions that the center of the battleﬁeld be turned back into small farms that were there when the battle took place. Park service ofﬁcials have estimated that the River
Raisin will never be a giant attraction. It might expect up to 25,000 visitors a year. Monroe is also home to a major ﬁgure in American history: Gen. George Armstrong Custer. Custer was born in Ohio but was raised in Monroe and married Elizabeth Bacon, daughter of a prominent local judge. A major statue in downtown Monroe marks the military leader who died in 1876 at the Battle of Little Bighorn. There is a driving tour with 23 stops involving Custer and his family around Monroe. Another fun historic attraction in Monroe County is the Navarre-Anderson Trading Post.
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A brief War of 1812 history lesson
The long-ago battle came as the young United States and England fought for control of the Great Lakes and the Northwest Territory. For six days, the north bank of the River Raisin and the town then known as Frenchtown became a bloody battlefield. It is the largest battlefield in Michigan and was one of the largest battles in the War of 1812, involving 934 Americans, 800 Indians and 597 British and Canadian militia. On Aug. 16, 1812,American Gen.William Hull surrendered Detroit. President James Madison named Gen.William Henry Harrison to command the Army of the Northwest Territory. His second in command was Brig. Gen. James Winchester.They planned a winter campaign to recapture Detroit. Harrison led one column to Upper Sandusky in northcentral Ohio. Winchester led 2,000 troops from Kentucky to Perrysburg near Toledo on the Maumee River. Against Harrison’s orders, Winchester sent a relief column to Frenchtown, which was occupied by the British and its Indian allies. On Jan. 18, the Americans dispersed a small detachment of British and Indians after a brief skirmish at Frenchtown. On Jan. 20, Winchester and 250 reinforcements arrived at Frenchtown. On the morning of Jan. 22, the British under Col. Henry Proctor attacked the Americans. The Americans were ill-prepared for the surprise attack and were routed. Winchester surrendered. That afternoon, the British moved their regulars to Detroit, along with the Canadian militia and the American prisoners who could walk. The British said they would return for the remaining American wounded the next day. At 10 a.m. the next day, there was no sign of the British. The Indians began going into buildings, killing the wounded Americans and setting buildings on fire. That became known as the River Raisin Massacre. The American toll was 379 killed and 561 wounded or captured. The British reported 24 killed and 158 wounded. Indian losses were unknown. The defeat led Harrison to return to Ohio, where he built Fort Meigs at Perrysburg. On Sept. 10, 1813, American naval leader Oliver Hazard Perry defeated a British fleet in the Battle of Lake Erie. That resulted in Harrison capturing Detroit and invading Britishheld Canada. — MCT News Service
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The first performance will start between 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
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e tries to get back there every summer. The site of the old coal mine in Scranton, Pa., where his father found work amid the Great Depression and survived a cave-in that left his back dotted with indents. Henry “Hank” Bullough goes there to remind himself of what Levi Bullough went through, from England to Ellis Island to Scranton, to give his family a life. Hank remembers when the mine closed, company housing with it, and their family of six had to pack into the dwelling of an elderly woman who w Other provided notable refuge. He families in remembers MSU football how Levi set history, out looking Page 8D for work, found some in a steel mill in Canton, Ohio, and lived for a while in the back seat of an abandoned car in a junkyard. And he’ll never forget how Michigan State changed everything. MSU and the game of football gave Hank access to a different life — and he took it and ran with it and made a profound mark on the history of both the Bulloughs and the Spartans. Now they stand together again. Hank’s grandson, Max, will be a freshman linebacker when the Spartans open their season Sept. 4, making this the ﬁrst threegeneration family of players in program history and just the ﬁfth on record in the history of the Big Ten. “It really is something special,” said Chuck Bullough, son of Hank, uncle of Max and an MSU linebacking star in the 1980s along with brother Shane. “I’d like to think that nobody in America has more admiration, respect, loyalty, die-hard feelings for his university than my dad has
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It’s in! Germany’s Sami Khedira (center) celebrates with Per Mertesacker after scoring in Saturday’s 3-2 win.
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True Spartan: Henry “Hank” Bullough, ﬁrst a player and then a coach at MSU, with his wife, Lou Ann, at their home in Okemos.
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa — Germany took third place at the World Cup for the second tournament in a row Saturday with an exciting 3-2 victory over Uruguay. Uruguay, driven by striker Diego Forlan, almost forced extra time. Forlan’s free kick crashed against the crossbar in injury time, the last kick of the match. The match was heading for extra time at 2-2 when Sami Khedira scored a late header. The goal ended Uruguay’s hopes of beatingGermany for the ﬁrst time in 82 years, while Spain vs. the Ger- Netherlands mans ﬁn- w When: 2:30 p.m. ished in the today top three w TV: ABC, CBC for the 11th Inside time. “We had w Preview of ﬁnal, hoped for Page 2D. more, and we did everything for it,” Khedira said. “This was some kind of ﬁnal and we did everything for it. We have a young team and ... can reach higher.” Forlan said after the game that Uruguay had surpassed expectations. “Obviously it’s spectacular to be among the top four,” he said. “If anyone had asked us at the beginning, we would’ve liked it. It’s positive.” Germany coach Joachim Loew, his voice hoarse from ﬂu, said that his team was going home “with a very good feeling.” “We achieved more than we perhaps expected,” Loew said. “Immediately after this match there is no reason to be disappointed. After the match against Spain everyone was disappointed. But champions rise again.” “We have every reason to be fully satisﬁed with our
World Cup ﬁnal
Chuck Bullough (MSU 1988-91)
Shane Bullough (MSU 1983-86)
Freshman Max adds to Bullough legacy The celebrated middle linebacker from Traverse City will begin his MSU career when the Spartans open the season Sept. 4 at Spartan Stadium against Western Michigan. He’ll join grandfather Hank, father Shane, uncle Chuck and uncle Bobby Morse in the MSU football family. He could have joined grandfather Jim Morse Sr. and uncle Jim Morse Jr. in the football family at Notre Dame, where mother Lee Ann also at-
Green from the get-go: Freshman linebacker Max Bullough also considered Notre Dame and UCLA, where his uncle, Chuck Bullough is an assistant.
Family brought Max Bullough to Michigan State. But it just as easily could have landed him at Notre Dame. “Well, ﬁrst of all, he should have come to UCLA,” joked uncle Chuck Bullough, who did recruit his nephew as defensive coordinator for the Bruins. “I knew that was a losing battle from the start. Max grew up with Michigan State and Notre Dame his whole life.”
GREG DERUITER LSJ
SEE MAX Page 9D
SEE CUP Page 2D
Four home runs lift Tigers over Twins Detroit has won 5 games in row, 17 of 19 at home LARRY LAGE Associated Press
DETROIT — Johnny Damon, Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers had too much power for the Minnesota Twins. Damon’s three-run shot in the ﬁfth inning was Detroit’s fourth home run against Nick
Blackburn, and the surging Tigers went on to beat Minnesota 7-4 Saturday. Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the ﬁrst, rookie Alex Avila and Magglio Ordonez followed with solo shots in each of the next two innings and Damon’s drive gave the Tigers a four-run lead. “We hit some mistakes pretty good,” Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. The AL Central leaders have won ﬁve straight overall and 17 of 19 at home. The Tigers are a season-high 11
They’ve won seven straight series since late May. Minnesota at Detroit “You’re supposed to win w When: 1 p.m. at home,” Cabrera said. “People come here to see you w TV/Radio: FSN win. ... If we can win more Detroit/WVFN on the road, I think we can 730-AM win the division.” w Where they stand: Even though the Tigers The Tigers are roughed up Blackburn and 48-37 and in ﬁrst place in the AL Central, a ½-game in front of the didn’t have to face All-Star slugger Justin Morneau for Chicago White Sox. the second straight game, they couldn’t put the game games over .500 thanks to out of reach. DUANE BURLESON/Associated Press an AL-best home record of Morneau will miss the AllStretching out: Magglio Ordonez hit one of four homers Saturday 32-12 that has made up for a 16-25 mark on the road. SEE TIGERS Page 5D for Detroit, a solo shot in the third inning.
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Post 205 advances in Spartan Classic
ST. JOHNS — Post 205 advanced to the semiﬁnals of the 33rd annual Spartan Classic after winning two games on Saturday. In game one, Post 205 defeated Grand Ledge, 11-2, in a ﬁve-inning mercy. Jacob Pearsall (St. Johns) got the win, pitching a complete game, while striking out four. Tyler Watters (Williamston) led 205, going 3 for 3 with a home run, triple and three RBI. For mer Lansing Catholic standout, Chuck DeClarke went 2 for 3 with two doubles and two RBI for 205. For Grand Ledge, Reid Boucher went 1 for 2 with an RBI. In the quarterﬁnals, Post 205 defeated Sanches, 10-2, in six innings. Tyler Smith (Portland St. Patrick) got the win, giving up ﬁve hits in six innings of work with ﬁve strikeouts. Marcus Wojtkowicz (Owosso) went 2 for 4 with two runs and an RBI for 205. Jared Nurenberg (St. Johns) went 2 for 4 and added a run and an RBI for 205. Post 205 (29-4) advanced to the semiﬁnal at 10 a.m. today in DeWitt against Gladwin American Legion. The winner advances to play the winner of the 12:30 p.m. semiﬁnal between Ann Arbor and St. Joseph in the championship game at 3 p.m.
Alabama-Huntsville hires ex-Spartan
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Former Michigan State defenseman and captain Chris Luongo has been named head coach of the Alabama-Huntsville hockey program. Luongo, 45, a Spartan from 1985-1989, replaces another ex-Spartan — Danton Cole, who resigned last month to join the U.S. National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor as coach of the Under-17 team. Luongo, who’s from Fraser, and Cole were teammates for four seasons at MSU and played on the Spartans’ 1986 NCAA championship team. “You always wonder how your future will play out. I didn’t think this would be an opportunity two months ago,’’ Luongo told the Huntsville Times. UAH athletics director Jim said no one ﬁlled the continuity criteria in the job description better than Luongo. “Promoting Chris was a very easy decision to make,” Harris said in an interview with the Times. “Chris has displayed a caring attitude for the student-athletes, not only in ice hockey but across the board in the athletics program and the youth programs across Huntsville. He has excellent teaching skills on the ice. He’s an excellent recruiter.” Luongo, who spent 15 seasons playing pro hockey, including stints with the New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators and Detroit Red Wings, joined Cole’s staff at UAH in 2008. He had been an assistant at Wayne State for two seasons. The future of the UAH program is uncertain. With the folding of the CHA, the Chargers are operating as an independent. They applied to join the CCHA last August but were turned down. — From staff reports
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BASEBALL American League leaders BATTING—Hamilton, Texas, .349; MiCabrera, Detroit, .346; Morneau, Minnesota, .345; Cano, New York, .337; ABeltre, Boston, .332; ISuzuki, Seattle, .328; DeJesus, Kansas City, .328. RUNS—Crawford, Tampa Bay, 67; Youkilis, Boston, 67; MiCabrera, Detroit, 64; Teixeira, New York, 61; Cano, New York, 60; Hamilton, Texas, 59; Jeter, New York, 59. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 76; Guerrero, Texas, 75; ARodriguez, New York, 70; Hamilton,Texas, 64; TorHunter, Los Angeles, 62; Konerko, Chicago, 62; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 61. HITS—Hamilton, Texas, 117; ISuzuki, Seattle, 116; Cano, New York, 113; MYoung, Texas, 108; ABeltre, Boston, 107; MiCabrera, Detroit, 107; DeJesus, Kansas City, 105. DOUBLES—Markakis, Baltimore, 28; ABeltre, Boston, 26; MiCabrera, Detroit, 26; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 26; VWells, Toronto, 26; Butler, Kansas City, 25; Hamilton, Texas, 25; Morneau, Minnesota, 25. TRIPLES—Span, Minnesota, 7; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 6; Pennington, Oakland, 5; Youkilis, Boston, 5; 8 tied at 4. HOME RUNS—JBautista, Toronto, 24; MiCabrera, Detroit, 22; Hamilton, Texas, 22; Guerrero, Texas, 20; Konerko, Chicago, 20; VWells, Toronto, 19; Morneau, Minnesota, 18; CPena, Tampa Bay, 18; Youkilis, Boston, 18. STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Chicago, 32; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 30; RDavis, Oakland, 26; Gardner, New York, 25; Podsednik, Kansas City, 25; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 25; Figgins, Seattle, 24. PITCHING—Price, Tampa Bay, 12-4; Pettitte, New York, 11-2; PHughes, New York, 11-2; Sabathia, New York, 11-3; Lester, Boston, 11-3; Verlander, Detroit, 11-5; Buchholz, Boston, 10-4. STRIKEOUTS—JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 130; Lester, Boston, 124; FHernandez, Seattle, 122; Liriano, Minnesota, 117; Morrow,Toronto, 111; Verlander, Detroit, 110; JShields, Tampa Bay, 109. SAVES—Soria, Kansas City, 25; RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 23; NFeliz, Texas, 23; Gregg, Toronto, 20; MRivera, New York, 20; Papelbon, Boston, 19; Jenks, Chicago, 19; Valverde, Detroit, 19; Rauch, Minnesota, 19.
National League leaders BATTING—Prado, Atlanta, .329; Ethier, Los Angeles, .324; Polanco, Philadelphia, .318; Byrd, Chicago, .317; Votto, Cincinnati, .315; DWright, New York, .314; CGonzalez, Colorado, .312. RUNS—BPhillips, Cincinnati, 66; Prado, Atlanta, 61; Votto, Cincinnati, 59; Kemp, Los Angeles, 57; Uggla, Florida, 56; Weeks, Milwaukee, 56; Coghlan, Florida, 55; Howard, Philadelphia, 55. RBI—Howard, Philadelphia, 65; DWright, New York, 65; Pujols, St. Louis, 64; Hart, Milwaukee, 63; Gomes, Cincinnati, 60; Votto, Cincinnati, 60; CYoung, Arizona, 60. HITS—Prado, Atlanta, 121; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 108; Byrd, Chicago, 104; Loney, Los Angeles, 102; Howard, Philadelphia, 101; DWright, New York, 101; CGonzalez, Colorado, 99. DOUBLES—Byrd, Chicago, 27; Dunn, Washington, 26; Werth, Philadelphia, 26; Holliday, St. Louis, 25; Loney, Los Angeles, 25; Prado, Atlanta, 25; DWright, New York, 25. TRIPLES—Victorino, Philadelphia, 8; SDrew, Arizona, 7; Fowler, Colorado, 7; Bay, New York, 6; JosReyes, New York, 6; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 5; Furcal, Los Angeles, 5; Morgan, Washington, 5; Olivo, Colorado, 5; Pagan, New York, 5. HOME RUNS—Dunn, Washington, 22; Votto, Cincinnati, 22; Pujols, St. Louis, 21; Hart, Milwaukee, 20; Fielder, Milwaukee, 19; Reynolds, Arizona, 19; AdGonzalez, San Diego, 18. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 28; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 20; Morgan, Washington, 20; Pagan, New York, 19; JosReyes, New York, 19; Torres, San Francisco, 17; Victorino, Philadelphia, 17. PITCHING—Jimenez, Colorado, 15-1; Wainwright, St. Louis, 13-5; Pelfrey, New York, 10-4; Latos, San Diego, 10-4; Halladay, Philadelphia, 10-7; 10 tied at 9. STRIKEOUTS—Lincecum, San Francisco, 131; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 128; Wainwright, St. Louis, 127; Haren, Arizona, 125; JoJohnson, Florida, 123; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 122; Dempster, Chicago, 120. SAVES—FCordero, Cincinnati, 24; HBell, San Diego, 23; Capps, Washington, 23; BrWilson, San Francisco, 22; Wagner, Atlanta, 20; Lindstrom, Houston, 20; FRodriguez, New York, 20.
Detroit Tigers schedule Sun. 7/11 ....................MINNESOTA, 1 p.m. Fri. 7/16...................... at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Sat. 7/17 .................... at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Sun. 7/18 ................... at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Mon. 7/19.............................TEXAS, 7 p.m. Tue. 7/20 ..............................TEXAS, 7 p.m. Wed. 7/21.............................TEXAS, 7 p.m. Thu. 7/22 .........................TORONTO, 1 p.m. Fri. 7/23...........................TORONTO, 7 p.m. Sat. 7/24 .........................TORONTO, 7 p.m. Sun. 7/25 ........................TORONTO, 1 p.m. Mon. 7/26..................at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Tue. 7/27 ...................at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Wed. 7/28..................at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Thu. 7/29 ..................... at Tampa Bay, noon Fri. 7/30.......................... at Boston, 7 p.m. Sat. 7/31 ........................ at Boston, 4 p.m. Sun. 8/1...............................at Boston, TBA Tue. 8/3.......... CHICAGO WHITE SOX, 7 p.m. Wed. 8/4 ........ CHICAGO WHITE SOX, 7 p.m. Thu. 8/5 ......... CHICAGO WHITE SOX, 1 p.m. Fri. 8/6........ LOS ANGELES ANGELS, 7 p.m. Sat. 8/7 ...... LOS ANGELES ANGELS, 7 p.m. Sun. 8/8...... LOS ANGELES ANGELS, 1 p.m. Mon. 8/9........................TAMPA BAY, 7 p.m. Tue. 8/10 .......................TAMPA BAY, 7 p.m. Wed. 8/11......................TAMPA BAY, 1 p.m. Fri. 8/13.........at Chicago White Sox, 8 p.m. Sat. 8/14 .......at Chicago White Sox, 7 p.m. Sun. 8/15 ......at Chicago White Sox, 2 p.m. Mon. 8/16....... at New York Yankees, 7 p.m. Tue. 8/17 ........ at New York Yankees, 7 p.m. Wed. 8/18....... at New York Yankees, 7 p.m. Thu. 8/19 ........ at New York Yankees, 1 p.m. Fri. 8/20....................... CLEVELAND, 7 p.m. Sat. 8/21 ..................... CLEVELAND, 7 p.m. Sun. 8/22 .................... CLEVELAND, 1 p.m. Mon. 8/23.................. KANSAS CITY, 7 p.m. Tue. 8/24 ................... KANSAS CITY, 7 p.m. Wed. 8/25.................. KANSAS CITY, 1 p.m. Thu. 8/26 ........................ at Toronto, 7 p.m. Fri. 8/27.......................... at Toronto, 7 p.m. Sat. 8/28 ........................ at Toronto, 1 p.m. Sun. 8/29 ....................... at Toronto, 1 p.m. Tue. 8/31 ...................at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Wed. 9/1 ....................at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Thu. 9/2 .....................at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Fri. 9/3..................... at Kansas City, 8 p.m. Sat. 9/4 ................... at Kansas City, 7 p.m. Sun. 9/5................... at Kansas City, 2 p.m. Mon. 9/6........ CHICAGO WHITE SOX, 1 p.m. Tue. 9/7.......... CHICAGO WHITE SOX, 7 p.m. Wed. 9/8 ........ CHICAGO WHITE SOX, 7 p.m. Thu. 9/9 ......... CHICAGO WHITE SOX, 1 p.m. Fri. 9/10....................... BALTIMORE, 7 p.m. Sat. 9/11 ..................... BALTIMORE, 7 p.m. Sun. 9/12 .................... BALTIMORE, 1 p.m. Tue. 9/14 ........................... at Texas, 8 p.m. Wed. 9/15.......................... at Texas, 8 p.m. Fri. 9/17.........at Chicago White Sox, 8 p.m. Sat. 9/18 .......at Chicago White Sox, 4 p.m. Sun. 9/19 ......at Chicago White Sox, 2 p.m. Mon. 9/20.................. KANSAS CITY, 7 p.m. Tue. 9/21 ................... KANSAS CITY, 7 p.m. Wed. 9/22.................. KANSAS CITY, 7 p.m. Fri. 9/24.......................MINNESOTA, 7 p.m. Sat. 9/25 .....................MINNESOTA, 7 p.m. Sun. 9/26 ....................MINNESOTA, 1 p.m. Mon. 9/27................... at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Tue. 9/28 .................... at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Wed. 9/29................... at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Thu. 9/30 .................... at Baltimore, 7 p.m. Fri. 10/1...................... at Baltimore, 7 p.m. Sat. 10/2 .................... at Baltimore, 7 p.m. Sun. 10/3 ..............at Baltimore, 1:30 p.m.
Midwest League W L Pct. Great Lakes (Dodgers) 14 3 .823 Lansing (Toronto) 8 8 .500 Bowling Green (Rays) 8 8 .500 Fort Wayne (Padres) 8 9 .471 Lake County (Indians) 8 9 .471 S. Bend (D'backs) 8 9 .471 Dayton (Reds) 7 10 .411 W. Mich. (Tigers) 6 11 .313 Western Division W L Pct. Quad Cities (Cards) 10 5 .666 Burlington (Royals) 8 6 .571 Kane County (A's) 9 7 .562 Cedar Rapids (Angels) 8 7 .533 Clinton (Mariners) 8 8 .500 Beloit (Twins) 7 9 .437 Wisconsin (Brewers) 6 9 .400 Peoria (Cubs) 5 10 .333 clinched division Saturday's games
GB — 5½ 5½ 6 6 6 7 8 GB — 1 1½ 2 3 3½ 3½ 5
Kane County 9, Clinton 4 (UPDATE standings Quad Cities 6, Beloit 2 (UPDATE) Cedar Rapids 6, Peoria 5 Burlington at Wisconsin, late West Michigan 3, Lake County 2 Great Lakes 4, Dayton 2 South Bend 6, Fort Wayne 4 Bowling Green 11, Lansing 5 Today’s games 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. Monday's games Burlington at Wisconsin, 1:05 p.m. Peoria at Cedar Rapids, 1:05 p.m. Clinton at Kane County, 7:30 p.m. Lake County at West Michigan, 7 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.
Hot Rods 11, Lugnuts 5 LANSING GREAT LAKES ab r h bi ab r h bi Wilson cf 4 1 1 0 Rogers dh 4 4 3 1 Hopkins dh 4 1 1 0 Bortnick 2b 4 1 0 0 Goins ss 3 0 1 0 Nommnsn rf 4 2 2 0 Fuenmayr 1b 1 0 0 0 Wiegand 1b 3 1 1 2 Ochinko c 3 0 1 1 Thomas C 4 0 2 2 Turkamani c 1 0 0 0 Biell cf 5 0 0 0 Eiland lf 3 0 0 0 Cohen lf 4 1 1 1 Nolan if 4 1 1 0 Spraker ss 5 1 2 3 Schimpf 2b 4 1 0 0 Davis 3b 5 1 1 1 Glenn rf 4 1 2 3 Ahrens 3b 4 0 0 0 Totals 35 5 7 4 Totals 38 11 12 10 Bowling Green 202 610 000 —11 Lansing 100 001 102 —5 E—Wiegand, Schimpf. LOB—Bowling Green 9, Lansing 4. 2B—Thomas, Glenn, Nolan. HR— Rogers, Spraker, Davis, Glenn. SB— Nommensen, Wilson. Lansing IP H R ER BB SO Sever (L, 2-6) 3.0 7 7 6 2 2 Hernandez 0.2 2 3 3 2 1 Wright 3.0 3 1 1 2 3 Loup 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 Bowling Green IP H R ER BB SO Colome (W, 6-5) 6.0 5 2 2 0 6 Stabelfeld 2.0 1 1 1 0 1 Shuman 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 T—3:08. A–8,114.
Lansing Lugnuts schedule Sun. 7/11 ............BOWLING GREEN, 2 p.m. Mon. 7/12............BOWLING GREEN, 7 p.m. Wed. 7/14...................at Wisconsin, 8 p.m. Thu. 7/15 ....................at Wisconsin, 8 p.m. Fri. 7/16......................at Wisconsin, 8 p.m. Sat. 7/17 .......................... at Beloit, 8 p.m. Sun. 7/18 ......................... at Beloit, 3 p.m. Mon. 7/19......................... at Beloit, 1 p.m. Wed. 7/21.................KANE COUNTY, 7 p.m. Thu. 7/22 ..................KANE COUNTY, 7 p.m. Fri. 7/23....................KANE COUNTY, 7 p.m. Sat. 7/24 ..........................CLINTON, 7 p.m. Sun. 7/25 .........................CLINTON, 2 p.m. Mon. 7/26........................... CLINTON, noon Wed. 7/28................. GREAT LAKES, 7 p.m. Thu. 7/29 .................. GREAT LAKES, 7 p.m. Fri. 7/30.................... GREAT LAKES, 7 p.m. Sat. 7/31 ............. at Bowling Green, 8 p.m. Sun. 8/1............... at Bowling Green, 6 p.m. Mon. 8/2.............. at Bowling Green, 6 p.m. Tue. 8/3.......................FORT WAYNE, 7 p.m. Wed. 8/4 .....................FORT WAYNE, 7 p.m. Thu. 8/5 ......................FORT WAYNE, 7 p.m. Fri. 8/6........................FORT WAYNE, 7 p.m. Sat. 8/7 ...................at Great Lakes, 7 p.m. Sun. 8/8...................at Great Lakes, 3 p.m. Mon. 8/9..................at Great Lakes, 7 p.m. Tue. 8/10 .................at Great Lakes, 7 p.m. Wed. 8/11....................... at Dayton, 7 p.m. Thu. 8/12 ........................ at Dayton, 7 p.m. Fri. 8/13.......................... at Dayton, 7 p.m. Sat. 8/14 ....................FORT WAYNE, 7 p.m. Sun. 8/15 ...................FORT WAYNE, 2 p.m. Mon. 8/16...................FORT WAYNE, 7 p.m. Wed. 8/18..................SOUTH BEND, 7 p.m. Thu. 8/19 ...................SOUTH BEND, 7 p.m. Fri. 8/20.....................SOUTH BEND, 7 p.m. Sat. 8/21 .................. at Fort Wayne, 7 p.m. Sun. 8/22 ................. at Fort Wayne, 3 p.m. Mon. 8/23................. at Fort Wayne, 7 p.m. Tue. 8/24 .................. at Fort Wayne, 7 p.m. Wed. 8/25............ at West Michigan, 7 p.m. Thu. 8/26 ............. at West Michigan, 7 p.m. Fri. 8/27............... at West Michigan, 7 p.m. Sat. 8/28 ........................... DAYTON, 7 p.m. Sun. 8/29 .......................... DAYTON, 2 p.m. Mon. 8/30.......................... DAYTON, 7 p.m. Tue. 8/31 ........................... DAYTON, 7 p.m. Wed. 9/1 .............. WEST MICHIGAN, 7 p.m. Thu. 9/2 ............... WEST MICHIGAN, 7 p.m. Fri. 9/3................. WEST MICHIGAN, 7 p.m. Sat. 9/4 ...................at Lake County, 7 p.m. Sun. 9/5...................at Lake County, 1 p.m. Mon. 9/6..................at Lake County, 1 p.m.
Wood bat league Team W-L Peanut Barrel 11-2 Carl’s Supermarket 8-2 Outlaws 5-6 Flint Airport Jethawks 4-8 Sports Report Spartans 3-8 Techmark, Inc. 2-7
GB 1.5 5.0 6-5 7.0 7.0
BASEBALL American League w BALTIMORE ORIOLES— Optioned 3B Josh Bell to Norfolk (IL). Recalled RHP Chris Tillman from Norfolk. National League w WASHINGTON NATIONALS— Recalled OF Justin Maxwell from Syracuse (IL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association w CLEVELAND CAVALIERS— Signed F LeBron James and traded him to Miami for two future ﬁrst-round draft picks and two future second-round draft picks. w LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS— Signed F AlFarouq Aminu and G Eric Bledsoe. COLLEGE w WESTERN KENTUCKY— Named Allen Edwards men's assistant basketball coach and Ryan Johnson strength and conditioning coach.
SOCCER World Cup results Elimination Rounds Saturday, June 26; At Port Elizabeth, South Africa Uruguay 2, South Korea 1 At Rustenburg, South Africa Ghana 2, United States 1, OT Sunday, June 27; At Bloemfontein, South Africa Germany 4, England 1 At Johannesburg Argentina 3, Mexico 1 Monday, June 28; At Durban, South Africa Netherlands 2, Slovakia 1 At Johannesburg Brazil 3, Chile 0 Tuesday, June 29; At Pretoria, South Africa Paraguay 0, Japan 0, Paraguay wins 5-3 on penalty kicks At Cape Town, South Africa Spain 1, Portugal 0 Quarterﬁnals Friday, July 2; At Port Elizabeth, South Africa Netherlands 2, Brazil 1 At Johannesburg Uruguay 1, Ghana 1, Uruguay wins 4-2 on penalty kicks Saturday, July 3; At Cape Town, South Africa Germany 4, Argentina 0 At Johannesburg Spain 1, Paraguay 0 Semiﬁnals Tuesday, July 6; At Cape Town, South Africa Netherlands 3, Uruguay 2 Wednesday, July 7; At Durban, South Africa Spain 1, Germany 0 Third Place Saturday; At Port Elizabeth, South Africa Germany 3, Uruguay 2 Championship Today at Johannesburg Netherlands vs. Spain, 2:30 p.m.
Third place game: Germany 3, Uruguay 2 Port Elizabeth, South Africa Uruguay 1 1 — 2 Germany 1 2 — 3 First half—1, Germany, Thomas Muller 5, 18th minute. 2, Uruguay, Edinson Cavani 1, 28th. Second half—3, Uruguay, Diego Forlan 5, 51st. 4, Germany, Marcell Jansen 1, 56th. 5, Germany, Sami Khedira 1, 82nd. Shots—Uruguay 15, Germany 18. Shots On Goal—Uruguay 5, Germany 6. Yellow Cards—Uruguay, Diego Perez, 61st. Germany, Dennis Aogo, 5th; Cacau, 6th; Arne Friedrich, 90th, injury time. Offsides—Uruguay 2, Germany 3.
Fouls Committed—Uruguay 13, Germany 11. Fouls Against—Uruguay 10, Germany 12. Corner Kicks—Uruguay 6, Germany 12. Referee—Benito Archundia, Mexico. Linesmen—Hector Vergara, Canada; Marvin Cesar Torrentera Rivera, Mexico. A—36,254. Lineups- Uruguay: Fernando Muslera; Jorge Fucile, Diego Lugano, Diego Godin, Martin Caceres, Maxi Pereira; Diego Perez (Walter Gargano, 77th), Egidio Arevalo; Edinson Cavani (Sebastian Abreu, 89th), Luis Suarez, Diego Forlan. Germany: Hans-Jorg Butt; Jerome Boateng, Arne Friedrich, Per Mertesacker, Dennis Aogo; Sami Khedira, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil (Serdar Tasci, 90th, injury time), Marcell Jansen (Toni Kroos, 81st); Cacau (Stefan Kiessling, 73rd).
BASKETBALL WNBA standings
EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Atlanta 14 5 .737 — Washington 12 5 .706 1 Indiana 11 6 .647 2 Connecticut 10 8 .556 3½ Chicago 8 10 .444 5½ New York 7 9 .438 5½ WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Seattle 16 2 .889 — Phoenix 7 11 .389 9 San Antonio 6 10 .375 9 Minnesota 6 11 .353 9½ Los Angeles 4 13 .235 11½ Tulsa 3 14 .176 12½ Saturday’s results USA 99, WNBA 72 Today’s game Chicago at New York, 4 p.m.
SOFTBALL Mid-Michigan Girls Fast Pitch League White Division Lady ‘Hounds Haslett Dansville Laingsburg Williamston Lansing Catholic Bath 2 Everett White Division results from 6/30 Laingsburg 4, Dansville 4 Lady ‘Hounds 13, Bath (2) 2 Lansing Catholic 12, Everett 1 Everett 9, Lansing Catholic 0 Haslett 12, Williamston 4 Green Division Holt Eaton Rapids Charlotte Grand Ledge Bath Okemos Mason Green Division results Eaton Rapids 11, Bath 5 Bath 3, Eaton Rapids 2 Charlotte 6, Grand Ledge 1 Grand Ledge 3, Charlotte 2 Okemos 17, Mason 4 Grand Ledge 6, Mason 4 Eaton Rapids 7, Charlotte 3 Grand Ledge 12, Mason 2 Holt 4, Bath 3 Eaton Rapids 6, Charlotte 1
W-L-T 5-0 4-1 3-1-1 4-3-1 2-3 3-5 2-5 1-6
W-L-T 6-1 6-2 5-3 5-4 4-4 1-7 0-6
+4 +4 +4 +4 +5 +5 +5 +5 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6
F 15 13 13 17 16 17 13 F F F 15 14 12 13
RUNNING Mid-Michigan events NOTE: See www.playmakers.com for race locations, starting times, entry forms and more. This calendar will be updated and corrected throughout the year both at www.playmakers.com and periodically in the Lansing State Journal. Wed. 7/14–Grand Ledge Track and Field Series, Grand Ledge Sun. 7/18–Kiwanis Island Run 5K, Eaton Rapids Sun. 7/18–Meridian Plumbing’s Fight Hunger 5K, Okemos Wed. 7/21–Grand Ledge Track & Field Championship, Grand Ledge Sat. 7/24–Ionia Free Fair 5K, Ionia Sun. 7/25–*Ele’s Race 5K for Grieving Children, Okemos Sun. 7/25–Crosstown Kids Triathlon, Howell Wed. 7/28–Grand Ledge Track and Field Series ﬁnale, Grand Ledge Sat. 7/31–Legend Trail 5-Mile/10-Mile, Laingsburg Sat. 7/31–Sunﬁeld IGA 5K, Sunﬁeld Sun. 8/1–Bath Trail Run 5K, Bath Sat. 8/7–Crystal Run the Lake 8K/5K, Crystal Sat. 8/7–*Mint City 10-Mile/5K, St. Johns Sun. 8/8–Lansing Legislator Triathlon/ Duathlon, Laingsburg Sat. 8/14–Origami 5K, Mason Sat. 8/14–Board of Water and Light Hometown Power 5K, Lansing Fri. 8/20–Howell Melon Run 10K/5K, Howell Sat. 8/21–Jacob’s Race 5K, Laingsburg Sat. 8/21–Grand Woods Park Trail 5K, Lansing Sat. 8/28–Ithaca Fun Fest 5K, Ithaca Sat. 9/4–Shared Pregnancy Labor of Love 5K, Lansing Mon. 9/7–Labor Day Run for Recovery 5K, Charlotte Sat. 9/11–Live Life Nspired Frontier Days 5K, Charlotte Sat. 9/11–St. Mike’s Race for Faith 5K, Grand Ledge Sun. 9/12–*Kellie Sebrell Memorial DeWitt Trail Run 5K, DeWitt Sun. 9/12–Sparrow Women Working Wonders 5K, Lansing Sun. 9/19–*Playmakers Autumn Classic 8K, Haslett Sun. 9/26–*Capital City River Run HalfMarathon/5K, Lansing
FOOTBALL NFL week-by-week schedule
GOLF PGA–John Deere Classic Saturday’s third round Steve Stricker 60-66-62—188 Jeff Maggert 66-65-63—194 Paul Goydos 59-68-67—194 Matt Jones 64-67-66—197 Shaun Micheel 69-66-63—198 Brendon de Jonge 67-65-68—200 Vaughn Taylor 71-66-64—201 John Senden 70-66-65—201 Charlie Wi 66-69-66—201 Rocco Mediate 67-71-64—202 Garrett Willis 67-70-65—202 Marco Dawson 67-69-66—202 Chad Collins 67-68-67—202 Troy Matteson 69-66-67—202 James Nitties 64-69-69—202 Kenny Perry 68-70-65—203 Gary Woodland 66-72-65—203 Tom Pernice, Jr. 71-67-65—203 Tim Clark 71-66-66—203 Jason Day 66-71-66—203 Brett Quigley 68-67-68—203 Kevin Sutherland 68-67-68—203 Michael Letzig 64-70-69—203 Rod Pampling 67-67-69—203 Webb Simpson 67-66-70—203 Matt Bettencourt 69-67-68—204 Josh Teater 67-69-68—204 Chris DiMarco 70-66-68—204 Joe Ogilvie 67-69-68—204 Charley Hoffman 65-69-70—204 Boo Weekley 70-63-71—204 Roger Tambellini 69-69-67—205 Todd Hamilton 68-70-67—205 Greg Chalmers 68-70-67—205 Henrik Bjornstad 69-68-68—205 Paul Stankowski 69-68-68—205 Jason Bohn 69-67-69—205 Zach Johnson 67-69-69—205 Steve Lowery 68-67-70—205 Chris Couch 68-66-71—205 James Driscoll 70-68-68—206 Chad Campbell 71-67-68—206 John Merrick 68-69-69—206 Brian Davis 68-69-69—206 Jonathan Byrd 66-69-71—206 Woody Austin 68-67-71—206 Aaron Baddeley 64-68-74—206 Michael Bradley 68-70-69—207 Spencer Levin 71-67-69—207 Michael Connell 70-67-70—207 Steve Elkington 67-70-70—207 Matt Weibring 69-67-71—207 Jay Williamson 65-69-73—207 Mark Hensby 70-64-73—207 George McNeill 66-65-76—207 Scott Piercy 69-69-70—208 Andres Romero 68-70-70—208 Kevin Stadler 67-70-71—208 Pat Perez 68-69-71—208 J.J. Henry 69-68-71—208 John Mallinger 72-65-71—208 Daniel Chopra 65-71-72—208 Charles Howell III 68-68-72—208 Davis Love III 70-67-72—209 Robert Garrigus 69-69-72—210 Jeff Quinney 69-68-73—210 Cliff Kresge 67-71-73—211 Brad Faxon 70-68-73—211 Lee Janzen 71-67-73—211 Mark Wilson 68-69-74—211 Richard S. Johnson 69-68-74—211 Skip Kendall 70-68-74—212 Michael Allen 70-68-74—212 Matt Every 70-68-74—212
Alexis Thompson Amy Yang Suzann Pettersen Brittany Lang Natalie Gulbis In-Kyung Kim Jeong Jang Christina Kim Jiyai Shin Na Yeon Choi Karrie Webb Stacy Lewis Sophie Gustafson Cristie Kerr Sakura Yokomine
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U.S. Women’s Open Saturday’s third round Alexis Thompson 73-74-70-217 +4 Na Yeon Choi 75-72-72-219 +6 Jiyai Shin 76-71-72-219 +6 Karrie Webb 74-72-73-219 +6 Azahara Munoz 75-74-71-220 +7 Inbee Park 70-78-73-221 +8 Yani Tseng 73-76-73-222 +9 Shi Hyun Ahn 72-77-73-222 +9 Chie Arimura 74-72-76-222 +9 Jeong Eun Lee 72-78-73-223 +10 So Yeon Ryu 74-74-76-224 +11 Jee Young Lee 72-76-76-224 +11 Morgan Pressel 74-75-75-224 +11 Meaghan Francella 75-72-77-224 +11 Maria Hernandez 76-73-75-224 +11 Kristy McPherson 72-78-74-224 +11 Heather Young 78-71-76-225 +12 Mhairi McKay 71-78-76-225 +12 Song-Hee Kim 72-76-78-226 +13 Vicky Hurst 72-77-77-226 +13 Shinobu Moromizato 72-77-77-226 +13 Karen Stupples 75-75-76-226 +13 Hee Young Park 78-72-76-226 +13 Candie Kung 76-72-79-227 +14 Ai Miyazato 73-74-80-227 +14 Jennifer Rosales 78-73-76-227 +14 Allison Fouch 74-74-80-228 +15 Chella Choi 73-75-80-228 +15 Louise Stahle 73-74-81-228 +15 Paige Mackenzie 74-76-78-228 +15 Lisa McCloskey 73-77-78-228 +15 Alena Sharp 72-78-79-229 +16 Sandra Gal 73-73-83-229 +16 Tamie Durdin 73-77-79-229 +16 Sarah Kemp 73-74-83-230 +17 Kelli Shean 70-79-83-232 +19 Meredith Duncan 75-74-85-234 +21 Libby Smith 76-74-84-234 +21 Leaderboard at time of suspended play SCORE THRU Paula Creamer -1 13 Wendy Ward +2 17
(x-Sunday night games subject to change) FIRST WEEK Thursday, Sept. 9 Minnesota at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12 Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m. Denver at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at New England, 1 p.m. Carolina at New York 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, Sept. 13 Baltimore at New York Jets, 7 p.m. San Diego at Kansas City, 10:15 p.m. SECOND WEEK Sunday, Sept. 19 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. Philadelphia at Detroit, 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 New York Jets, 4:15 p.m. Jacksonville at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Houston at Washington, 4:15 p.m. New York Giants at Indianapolis, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20 New Orleans at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m. THIRD WEEK Sunday, Sept. 26 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. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Tennessee at New York 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. New York Jets at Miami, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27 Green Bay at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. FOURTH WEEK Sunday, Oct. 3 (BYES: Dallas, Kansas City, Minnesota, Tampa Bay) San Francisco at Atlanta, 1 p.m. New York Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Detroit at Green Bay, 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 New York Giants, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4 New England at Miami, 8:30 p.m. FIFTH WEEK Sunday, Oct. 10 (BYES: Miami, New England, Pittsburgh, Seattle) 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. St. Louis at Detroit, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. New York 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. Monday, Oct. 11 Minnesota at New York Jets, 8:30 p.m. SIXTH WEEK Sunday, Oct. 17 (BYES: Arizona, Buffalo, Carolina, Cincinnati) 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. Detroit at New York Giants, 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. New York 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 Sunday, Oct. 24 (BYES: Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, New York Jets) 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 New York Giants at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. EIGHTH WEEK
Sunday, Oct. 31 (BYES: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, New York Giants, Philadelphia) Miami at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Dallas, 1 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Green Bay at New York 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. Monday, Nov. 1 Houston at Indianapolis, 8:30 p.m. NINTH WEEK Sunday, Nov. 7 (BYES: Denver, Jacksonville, St. Louis, San Francisco, Tennessee, Washington) 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. New York Jets at Detroit, 1 p.m. San Diego at Houston, 1 p.m. Arizona at Minnesota, 1 p.m. New York 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 Thursday, Nov. 11 (BYES: Green Bay, New Orleans, Oakland, San Diego) Baltimore at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 Detroit at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 1 p.m. New York 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 New York 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 Baltimore at Carolina, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 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 New York 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. New York 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 New York 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 New York 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. Sunday, Dec. 5 New Orleans at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Denver at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Washington at New York 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. Monday, Dec. 6 New York Jets at New England, 8:30 p.m. 14TH WEEK Thursday, Dec. 9 Indianapolis at Tennessee, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 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. Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. New York 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 New York 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 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 New York Giants, 1 p.m. Kansas City at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Denver at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. New York 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. Sunday, Dec. 26 New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m. New York 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 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Lots of lists: Joe Rexrode ranks MSU football’s top 10 players, top 10 position groups, 10 who could surprise and 10 most interesting games of 2010.
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Last line of defense: Spain’s goalkeeper Iker Casillas makes a save during practice drills on Saturday at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg. Spain goes for the 2010 World Cup title at 2:30 p.m. today against the Netherlands. Neither country has won a World Cup championship.
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Chavanel leads Tour de France
LES ROUSSES, France — Lance Armstrong said it was hot. Andy Schleck said it was hot. It was hot in the Alps on Saturday, 95 degrees or so, hot enough to make the pavement melt in some places. Armstrong said he had wished for rain during Stage 7 of the Tour de France, and it did rain and thunder and lightning and hail — an hour after the cyclists made it onto their buses. And for one more day the Tour de France general classiﬁcation contenders, the guys who want to wear the yellow jersey in Paris on July 25, pedaled hard, watched one another closely and held back attacks. It was left to Frenchman Sylvain Chavanel to win his second stage of the Tour and take over the leader’s spot. As expected, all the overall contenders — Armstrong, Schleck, Alberto Contador and Cadel Evans — neither gained nor lost time against one another. Chavanel ﬁnished the 103-mile trip from Tournus to Station des Rousses, a ski stop in the seasons when it’s not hot enough to melt the road, in 4 hours, 22.52 minutes. If there was a disappointed member of the contenders’ group, it might have been BMC Racing’s Cadel Evans, the Australian who ﬁnished second at the Tour in 2007.
Two Georgia players arrested
ATLANTA — Two football players for the University of Georgia were jailed early Saturday morning on alcohol-related charges less than a week after an embarrassing drunken driving arrest prompted the university’s athletic director to resign. Dontavius Jackson, listed as a sophomore tailback, and sophomore split end Tavarres King were in a Chevrolet Avalanche stopped on a campus road just before 3 a.m., UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said. Jackson, 20, was charged with driving under the inﬂuence, leaving the scene of an accident and other motor vehicle offenses. King, 19, was charged with underaged possession of alcohol as were two other passengers inside the Chevrolet. A ﬁfth person was allowed to leave without being arrested. Williamson said his ofﬁcers started following the truck because it failed to move into the left lane while police were conducting an unrelated trafﬁc stop on the same stretch of road. Soon, the police ofﬁcer following the car heard a radio transmission saying that the Chevrolet was wanted for an earlier hit-and-run accident. The arrests came less than a week after UGA Athletic Director Damon Evans resigned following an arrest for drunken driving.
Blackhawks have decision to make
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks signed Chicago Blackhawks restricted free agent defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson to a four-year, $14 million offer sheet. The Blackhawks have seven days to match the offer. If they choose not to match, they will receiver San Jose’s ﬁrst- and third-round picks in next year’s NHL draft as compensation. The 23-year-old Hjalmarsson would help replace captain Rob Blake, who announced his retirement at age 40 last month. The Sharks were looking for a defenseman on the market and found one from one of their key competitors in the Western Conference. Hjalmarsson helped Chicago sweep the Sharks in the Western Conference ﬁnal last season and then beat Philadelphia to win the Stanley Cup. w The Philadelphia Flyers have signed free agent forward Nikolai Zherdev (NIH-koh-ligh ZHAIR-dehv) to a one-year contract. Zherdev had 39 points in 52 games with Atlant-Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League in 2009-10. Over parts of ﬁve seasons in the NHL with the Blue Jackets and Rangers, Zherdev has 239 points. — From wire reports
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Ball possession the key factor in Cup title match Spain, Netherlands all about creating a few quality chances
matched game decided by a moment of individual brilliance by the Netherlands’ Wesley Sneijder or Spain’s David Villa, who share the lead in the tournament scoring charts with ﬁve goals each. “I think we have all the ingreSTEWART CONDIE dients possible for a great ﬁnal,” Spain midﬁelder Xavi Hernandez Associated Press said. “It’s true that whichever team JOHANNESBURG — Spain and has better ball possession will have halfway won. the Netherlands have all the talent “We’ll intend to impose our style necessary to provide one of the of play from the opening minute. But most thrilling World Cup ﬁnals in the Netherlands will, too. Possession the tournament’s 80-year history. That doesn’t necessarily mean it will clearly be the key to the game.” Xabi Alonso and Sergio Busquets will be one of the highest scoring. Spain’s organization and control are likely to again provide the midwon it the European Championship ﬁeld shield that protects Spain’s defense and allow the likes of Xavi, two years ago and could make it only the third side to add the World Andres Iniesta and Villa to dismantle the opposition. Cup to that title. Mark van Bommel and Nigel de The players are so conﬁdent in their ability to deny opponents pos- Jong, who should return from suspension after being replaced by session and chances they do not need to create chance after chance. Demy de Zeeuw for the 3-2 semiThat leads to some glorious passing ﬁnal win over Uruguay, are more physical and destructive but offer performances but means what is a similar platform from which the arguably world football’s most attractive team has scored just seven Dutch build. Spain has steadily improved with goals to reach the ﬁnal. The Netherlands has scored ﬁve each game in South Africa until the point where it controlled this more but places equal importance week’s 1-0 semiﬁnal win over Geron the sort of possession play that many with a measured perforsuffocates opponents and requires patient scheming rather than pace mance that denied a previously impressive team any space or opporand excitement. “Goal scoring is less important,” tunity to counterattack. Spain lost the only game in which Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk said. “We have good organiza- it trailed — 1-0 to Switzerland in tion and a few creative players that its opening match — so it would be intriguing to see the Netherlands can make the difference. score ﬁrst for the sixth time in seven “But Spain has that, too.” That could make for an evenly tournament appearances.
Cup: Germans edge Uruguay in consolation CONTINUED FROM 1D
tournament. There is no room for disappointment.” Uruguay had come from behind to lead 2-1 when Forlan volleyed in Egidio Arevalo’s 51st-minute cross for his ﬁfth goal of the tournament. Germany defender Marcell Jansen leveled ﬁve minutes later with a header after goalkeeper Fernando Muslera misjudged a cross. “I think the match was a real match. They staged a great show,” Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said. Loew also thought both teams played with passion. “It was obvious tonight both teams wanted to win and not go home empty handed. I have to congratulate the teams on the effort they made and particularly my team when they were trailing,” Loew said. Man-of-the match Thomas Mueller, coming back from suspension in the semiﬁnal, gave Germany the lead in the 18th minute, his ﬁfth goal at the World Cup, sweeping the ball home after Bastian Schweinsteiger’s swerving shot had been blocked but not collected by Muslera, who was at fault in Germany’s ﬁrst two goals. Edinson Cavani equalized for Uruguay in the 28th when he slid a shot past goalkeeper Hans-Joerg Butt. Uruguay has beaten Germany
only once in 10 matches, in 1928. Germany beat Uruguay in the third-place match in 1970 — the last time Uruguay reached the semiﬁnals. “I don’t think it’s too vain to think that if we improve a little we can aspire to certain prominence in future international tournaments,” Tabarez said. Mueller and Forlan are now even at ﬁve goals with David Villa of Spain and Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands, both of whom can increase their total in Sunday’s ﬁnal. This match was very important for us. We made some mistakes and were about to lose it but we got it back. The team has proved we can play at the top level,” Mueller said. Germany’s young team was missing ﬁve regulars through injury and illness, including striker Miroslav Klose. Klose, with a painful back, missed a chance to match or beat the World Cup scoring record of 15 goals, held by Brazil striker Ronaldo. “Luckily, we won, because the disappointment over the semiﬁnal was still there,” Schweinsteiger said. “We were behind and we rallied, that shows the character if this team. I am very proud of this team although I have tears in one eye because we did not reach the ﬁnal.”
LeBron great to have, but it can be difﬁcult challenge
om Izzo has a reputation as a pretty good recruiter. Whether he would have been effective in persuading LeBron James to stay in Cleveland with the Cavaliers to join him as the team’s rookie head coach or not, we’ll never know. Everyone said Izzo needed LeBron to make a move to the Cavaliers worthwhile but in effect is James a coach killer? Because the Cavaliers didn’t win the league title this past season, Mike Brown was ﬁred as head coach despite the team having the NBA’s best regular season record at 61-21. And good luck to Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. He better win it all with James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh very soon or he’ll be the next LeBron coach to get the axe. Even if James stayed with Cleveland and the Cavs didn’t win the NBA title next season, Izzo might have well been blamed as “another college coach who proved he couldn’t make a successful move to the next level.” When Izzo looks back on his career, he may well declare the Cavs’ offer as the best move he never made. w Gilbert can’t have it both ways: I can’t remember any pro sports owner going off on losing a player the way Cavaliers’ owner Dan Gilbert did in the aftermath of James’ announcement. Gilbert expressed his disgust for James’ apparent disloyalty to the community and franchise but didn’t Gilbert try to entice Tom Izzo to do exactly the same thing by leaving Michigan State? w Heat strength coach has MSU background: Michigan State plays an indirect role in James’ health in Miami. The strength and conditioning coach of the Heat is Bill Foran, who has been with the franchise all 22 years of its existence. Foran earned a master’s degree at Michigan State in 1981 in exercise physiology after receiving an under grad degree from Central Michigan in 1977. w Magic’s achievements special: James has a long way to go to match Magic Johnson’s career. Earvin won a national title with Michigan State in 1979 and James never attended college. Both won high school state titles and Olympic gold medals, but Earvin won ﬁve NBA championships and he did it all with one team — the Los Angeles Lakers. Does it seem more impressive that Magic, Larry Bird and Bill Russell, among others, played their entire pro careers with one team? James is just another pro who moved from one city to another. w What’s ahead for Softball Classic? With the passing of Softball Classic founder Fred Whitten, what happens now with the tournament? Not everyone agreed with Fred, but he loved high school sports and his showcase gave area girls teams a chance to shine alongside baseball’s popular Diamond Classic each season. The Softball Classic needs sponsors, like those who help the Diamond Classic. In my judgment, it needs a much more simpliﬁed format that is easy for one and all to understand and follow. It has value each spring and it will need someone with Whitten’s enthusiasm to help it continue. w Prep football right around the corner: Four weeks from Monday, high school football practice begins. Key matchups on opening night, Aug. 27, ﬁnd
TIM STAUDT Staudt on Sunday
East Lansing facing Haslett and Sexton going against Holt, games that have become good rivalries. Another intriguing game has a much more inexperienced DeWitt team facing up-and-coming Eastern. And two teams desperate for an openingnight victory and starved for success also meet — Okemos and Waverly. w Saban back in the movies: Coming to American movie screens on August 24 is “Nick Saban: Game Changer.” And it’s not his ﬁrst movie appearance either. Saban played himself, recruiting Michael Oher in the “Blind Side” during his tenure as head coach at LSU. Saban’s newest movie is essentially a documentary produced by Flash Light Media Group out of Memphis. Saban allowed camera crews to follow him around for the last year. It included personal scenes of his home life. Interviews are interspersed throughout, some of which include current Alabama assistants. Those could include former MSU coaches Bobby Williams, Joe Pendry and Jim McElwain, all of whom are on Saban’s current staff. Saban was head coach at Michigan State from 1995-99. w Challenge for the networks on Sept. 25: Good luck to the major networks looking for a decent Big Ten football match up to air on Sept. 25. The 10 league teams in action should win their games — Northern Colorado at Michigan State, Bowling Green at Michigan, Eastern Michigan at Ohio State, Temple at Penn State, Akron at Indiana, Ball State at Iowa, Northern Illinois at Minnesota, Central Michigan at Northwestern, Toledo at Purdue and Austin Peay at Wisconsin. If you were ABC or ESPN, which game would you choose? w Hoosiers’ nonleague schedule soft: Indiana seems determined to move up in the Big Ten standings by hook or by crook. The Hoosiers can’t dumb down their nonconference schedule much more —home against Towson State, at Western Kentucky, and home against both Akron and Arkansas State. Win ’em all and the Hoosiers can then “earn” a bowl bid with a 2-6 league record. Remember bowl games are rewards for teams having good seasons. w U-M women way behind Spartans: Much has been made of Michigan trailing Michigan State in men’s basketball. But how about on the women’s side? U-M coach Kevin Borseth was brought in several years ago to change the entire culture of the women’s game in Ann Arbor. And while he has had modest success, the Wolverines are nowhere near what Michigan State has fashioned under Joanne P. McCallie and Suzy Merchant. The top players from around the state seem to be ﬂocking to East Lansing, including this season’s three newcomers — East Lansing’s Miss Basketball Klarissa Bell, Detroit Country Day’s Madison Williams and Grand Rapids Catholic Central’s Annalise Pickrel. And Midland Dow’s highly touted Becca Mills and Central Lake’s Jasmine Hines are on board for 2011. Tim Staudt is the sports director at WILX-TV (Channel 10) and host of the radio show “Staudt on Sports,” which airs 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday on WVFN 730-AM.
Lansing State Journal • Sunday, July 11, 2010 • 3D
Change inevitable; most drivers are resigned to it CHRIS JENKINS
JOLIET, Ill. — Most drivers seemed resigned to the idea that NASCAR ofﬁcials will make changes, perhaps even radical ones, to the format used to determine the stock car racing’s champion. One star actually sounded enthusiastic. Well aware of skidding fan interest, Dale Earnhardt Jr. said he understands the need to spice up the sport — even if it scares some fans who liked things the way they were. “I think it’ll be awesome and exciting, and I kind of look forward to all the changes,” Earnhardt said. “I think that sort of extreme (step) is scary to the traditionalist, but it ﬁts the world we live in today.” NASCAR chairman Brian France said recently that ofﬁcials are considering changes to the Chase format, although he didn’t offer speciﬁcs. France essentially ruled out what he called a “winner-take-all” scenario, but said he wants to ﬁnd a way to produce more big moments that feel like a Game 7 in other sports. The idea of change is
Reutimann wins Sprint Cup race
JOLIET, Ill. — David Reutimann blew by Jeff Gordon and cruised to the victory in the Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway. Carl Edwards made a charge in the closing laps, cutting Reutimann’s lead to less than a second, but he couldn’t get close enough and ﬁnished second Saturday night. Gordon took third, followed by Clint Bowyer and Jamie McMurray. It was the second career victory for Reutimann, who also won at Charlotte in May 2009. And it was a relief for a driver who’d been robbed of a few potential good ﬁnishes because of engine problems earlier in the season. earning mixed reviews. “I’m not a big fan of change so they know where I stand on it,” current points leader Kevin Harvick said. w GORDON ON LEBRON: Count Jeff Gordon among those who consider themselves fans of NBA star LeBron James, but were a little put off by the way he handled his live-television free-agency announcement on Thursday. “I think I learned what not to do,” Gordon said. “I’m a big fan of
LeBron and I think it’s very cool that he’s going to Miami, but I don’t think the way they went about it is the best marketing idea in the world. You want to create hype, but you also want to be a positive and not a negative. I think I saw more, other than the thing that they did for the Boys and Girls Club, I saw more of it being a little negative. I’m anxious to see how they do when the season starts.” w MOROSE MATT: Roush Fenway Racing is mired in a slump, and Matt Kenseth’s No. 17 team is feeling it. “I don’t feel like I’m a last-place driver, I don’t feel like we have a last-place team,” Kenseth said. “And when you run like that, it wears on you after a while.” Kenseth hasn’t had a top-10 ﬁnish since Charlotte in May. “I know I’m probably cheering all you guys up today with my upbeat attitude, but it’s frustrating to go out at what I feel like is probably one of my best tracks, or our best tracks in the past, which is this place,” Kenseth said. “We were (37th) in the ﬁrst practice and 40th in the second, and that’s as fast as I can go.” Kenseth said he has offered suggestions to team executives. “We all have our different ideas and theories, or whatever, and the people that run the place don’t like mine,” Kenseth said. “So we’ll just keep going the way we’re going and hope it gets sorted out.”
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American League East x-New York Tampa Bay Boston Toronto x-Baltimore Central Detroit Chicago Minnesota Kansas City Cleveland
W 55 53 50 44 27 W 48 48 45 39 34
West W x-Texas 50 x-Los Angeles 47 x-Oakland 41 x-Seattle 34
L 31 34 37 44 59 L 37 38 42 48 53 L 36 42 46 52
Pct. .640 .609 .575 .500 .314 Pct. .565 .558 .517 .448 .391 Pct. .581 .528 .471 .395
GB — 2½ 5½ 12 28
Strk. W-7 W-1 L-1 W-1 W-2
Last 10 8-2 8-2 4-6 4-6 4-6
vs. Div. 20-11 22-10 19-21 14-15 9-27
GB — ½ 4 10 15
Last Strk. 10 W-5 7-3 W-7 8-2 L-4 3-7 L-2 6-4 L-1 4-6
vs. Div. 16-16 15-17 19-12 16-18 14-17
Home 32-12 26-19 26-17 18-21 17-22
Away 16-25 22-19 19-25 21-27 17-31
GB — 4½ 9½ 16
Last Strk. 10 L-2 4-6 W-1 3-7 L-4 4-6 L-5 2-8
vs. Div. 14-17 16-9 13-13 7-21
Home 31-17 24-20 24-20 20-23
Away 19-19 23-22 17-26 14-29
Home 28-13 25-20 29-17 24-21 16-25
Away 27-18 28-14 21-20 20-23 11-34
East Atlanta New York Philadelphia x-Florida Washington
W 52 47 46 41 39
L 35 40 40 45 49
Pct. .598 .540 .535 .477 .443
GB Strk. — W-4 5 L-3 5½ W-3 10½ W-1 13½ L-1
Last 10 7-3 4-6 5-5 5-5 5-5
vs. Div. 17-14 18-20 15-17 17-16 15-15
Home 30-10 29-16 24-17 21-23 25-20
Away 22-25 18-24 22-23 20-22 14-29
Central Cincinnati St. Louis Chicago Milwaukee Houston Pittsburgh
W 49 46 39 39 36 30
L 40 41 49 49 52 57
Pct. .551 .529 .443 .443 .409 .345
GB Strk. — L-3 2 L-1 9½ W-1 9½ W-2 12½ W-1 18 L-5
Last 10 5-5 3-7 5-5 4-6 6-4 4-6
vs. Div. 25-15 20-16 15-25 17-20 19-13 17-24
Home 27-19 27-15 20-23 19-26 20-25 19-20
Away 22-21 19-26 19-26 20-23 16-27 11-37
Pct. .581 .558 .552 .529 .379
Last GB Strk. 10 — L-1 5-5 2 W-5 8-2 2½ L-1 6-4 4½ W-1 6-4 17½ L-1 3-7
vs. Div. 15-14 20-16 23-6 9-20 10-22
W 50 48 48 46 33
L 36 38 39 41 54
Home 27-19 30-15 27-18 25-17 20-24
Away 23-17 18-23 21-21 21-24 13-30
x-Saturday’s game not included
Blue Jays 9, Red Sox 5 Boston ........... 131 000 000 — 5 Toronto.......... 300 221 01x — 9 Boston ab r h bi bb so avg Scutaro ss 4 1 2 1 0 0 .283 Nava lf 5 2 2 2 0 1 .312 Ortiz dh 4 0 2 1 1 1 .262 Youkilis 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .293 Beltre 3b 5 0 0 0 0 0 .332 Drew rf 4 0 2 1 1 1 .279 Cameron cf 3 1 0 0 0 3 .283 Cash c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .105 Hall 2b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .239 Molina c 3 1 1 0 0 1 .143 Patterson ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .219 McDonald cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 Totals 38 5 11 5 2 12 u Batting — 2B: Nava 2 (10); Ortiz (21); Drew (19). RBI: Scutaro (28); Nava 2 (16); Ortiz (56); Drew (42). Team LOB: 12. u Baserunning — SB: Youkilis (3); Drew (2). Toronto ab r h bi bb so avg F. Lewis lf 3 2 2 2 2 0 .280 Gonzalez ss 5 2 2 3 0 1 .256 Bautista rf 4 2 1 1 1 0 .240 Wells cf 4 0 0 0 1 0 .269 Lind dh 4 1 3 2 0 0 .214 Hill 2b 4 1 1 1 0 0 .188 Overbay 1b 3 1 1 0 1 0 .247 Encarnacion 3b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .212 Molina c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .282 Totals 34 9 11 9 6 2 u Batting — 2B: F. Lewis 2 (24); Gonzalez (24); Hill (12). HR: Gonzalez (17); Bautista (24); Lind (12). RBI: F. Lewis 2 (25); Gonzalez 3 (50); Bautista (56); Lind 2 (40); Hill (31). Team LOB: 7. u Baserunning — SB: F. Lewis 2 (10). u Fielding — E: Encarnacion (8). Pitching ip h r er bb so era Boston Lackey L,9-5 4Z 8 7 7 6 2 4.78 Atchison 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.71 Richardson Z 1 1 1 0 0 3.38 Ramirez 1Z 2 1 1 0 0 4.79 Toronto Morrow 4 8 5 4 2 4 4.86 Camp W,3-1 1Z 2 0 0 0 3 2.53 Frasor H,6 1z 0 0 0 0 3 4.67 Rzepczynski H,1 Z 0 0 0 0 2 5.68 Gregg S,20 1z 1 0 0 0 0 3.67 WP: Lackey. HBP: Youkilis (by Camp); Hall (by Frasor); Cameron (by Morrow); Scutaro (by Rzepczynski). Batters faced; pitchesstrikes: Lackey 29; 105-58; Atchison 3; 8-5; Richardson 3; 11-7; Ramirez 6; 15-10; Morrow 23; 102-66; Camp 8; 39-25; Frasor 5; 27-18; Rzepczynski 3; 14-8; Gregg 5; 13-10. uUmpires — HP: Kellogg; 1B: Nelson; 2B: Carlson; 3B: Vanover. uGame data —T: 3:29. Att: 35,037.
Tigers 7, Twins 4 Minnesota .... 002 100 100 — 4 Detroit............ 211 030 00x — 7 Minnesota ab r h bi bb so avg Span cf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .276 Hudson 2b 4 0 3 2 0 0 .282 Mauer c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .293 Thome dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .257 Kubel rf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .261 Cuddyer 1b 4 1 1 1 0 0 .263 Young lf 3 0 0 1 0 0 .302 Hardy ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .226 Punto 3b 2 1 0 0 1 0 .241 Totals 32 4 6 4 1 6 u Batting — 2B: Span (13); Kubel (14). HR: Cuddyer (9). RBI: Hudson 2 (24); Cuddyer (38); Young (58). GIDP: Mauer. Team LOB: 2. Detroit ab r h bi bb so avg Jackson cf 3 1 1 0 1 1 .304 Damon dh 4 1 1 3 0 1 .271 Ordonez rf 4 2 1 1 0 0 .314 Cabrera 1b 3 1 1 2 1 0 .346 Boesch lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .343 Kelly lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 Guillen 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .294 Inge 3b 2 0 0 0 2 0 .267 Avila c 4 1 1 1 0 0 .227 Santiago ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 .267 Totals 32 7 8 7 4 4 u Batting — 2B: Jackson (21); Boesch (19); Guillen (14); Santiago (5). HR: Damon (6); Ordonez (11); Cabrera (22); Avila (4). RBI: Damon 3 (27); Ordonez (56); Cabrera 2 (76); Avila (14). Team LOB: 5. u Fielding — DP: 1. Pitching ip h r er bb so era Minnesota Blackburn L,7-7 4 7 7 7 1 1 6.40 Duensing 1 1 0 0 2 1 1.62 Slowey 2 0 0 0 0 1 4.64 Mahay 1 0 0 0 1 1 3.81 Detroit Bonderman 6 4 3 3 1 2 4.79 W,5-6 Schlereth 0 1 1 1 0 0 3.38 Weinhardt 1z 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 Coke H,11 Z 1 0 0 0 2 2.48 Valverde S,19 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.92 Blackburn pitched to 3 batters in the 5th. Schlereth pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. IBB: Inge (by Duensing). Batters faced; pitchesstrikes: Blackburn 20; 62-39; Duensing 6; 23-10; Slowey 6; 20-15; Mahay 4; 15-6; Bonderman 22; 91-58; Schlereth 1; 2-2; Weinhardt 4; 16-12; Coke 3; 11-8; Valverde 3; 23-15. uUmpires — HP: Fairchild; 1B: Cooper; 2B: Miller; 3B: Reilly. uGame data —T: 2:38. Att: 41,461.
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BLUE JAYS 9, Red Sox 5 TIGERS 7, Twins 4 RAYS 4, Indians 0 Orioles at RANGERS WHITE SOX 5, Royals 1 Angels at ATHLETICS Yankees at MARINERS
West x-San Diego x-Colorado Los Angeles San Francisco x-Arizona
HOME team in caps
NL pitching leaders Victories Jimenez, Col .15-1 Wanwrit, StL 13-5 Pelfrey, NY ....10-3 Latos, SD .......10-4 Halladay, Phil 10-7 Through Friday’s games
ERA Johnson, Fla ..1.70 Wanwrit, StL .2.11 Garcia, StL .....2.17 Jimenez, Col .2.20 Halladay, Phil 2.33 Hudson, Atl ...2.44 Latos, SD ........2.45 Gallardo, Mil .2.58 Silva, Chi ........2.96 Kershaw, LA .2.96
Look ahead Today’s probable AL pitchers, lines
Jose Bautista hit his major league-leading 24th home run and Alex Gonzalez and Adam Lind also went deep for Toronto. Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the ﬁrst, rookie Alex Avila and Magglio Ordonez followed with solo shots and Johnny Damon hit a three-run drive in the ﬁfth. Matt Garza pitched six shutout innings,. yielding just one hit and one walk while fanning two for Tampa Bay. Friday: Corey Patterson hit a grand slam in the ninth and Jake Fox homered leading off the 10th. Baltimore won 7-6. Gavin Floyd pitched effectively into the eighth inning and Carlos Quentin hit two of Chicago’s three homers off Brian Bannister. Friday: Erick Aybar homered to lead off the 10th inning and Torii Hunter and Bobby Abreu also went deep for Los Angeles as it beat Oakland 6-5. Friday: Phil Hughes joined teammates CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte as 11-game winners before the All-Star break, and Mark Teixeira’s two home runs powered New York to a 6-1 victory.
Career vs. 2010 season opp. W-L IP ERA W-L
Min.-Pavano (R) Det.-Oliver (L)
Bos.-Matsuzaka (R) Tor.-Litsch (R)
Cle.-Masterson (R) T.B.-Niemann (R)
K.C.-Greinke (R) Chi.-TBA
Baltimore at Texas, 3:05 (Line: Tex 14:5 ; Total runs: 9½ ) Bal.-Arrieta (R) Tex.-Wilson (L)
2-2 32Z 7-4 108z
Los Angeles at Oakland, 4:07 (Line: Even ; Total runs: 7 ) L.A.-Weaver (R) Oak.-Cahill (R)
New York at Seattle, 4:10 (Line: NY 12:5 ; Total runs: 8 ) N.Y.-Sabathia (L) Sea.-RowlandXSmith(L)
Braves 4, METS 0
Today’s probable NL pitchers, lines Pitchers
Career vs. 2010 season opp. W-L IP ERA W-L
Atl.-Lowe (R) N.Y.-Santana (L)
9-7 108z 6-5 120
Cin.-Maloney (L) Phi.-Hamels (L)
0-1 5Z 6-7 104z
S.F.-Bumgarner (L) Was.-Hernandez (R)
1-2 22 6-4 112Z
StL.-Hawksworth (R) Hou.-Rodriguez (L)
Pit.-Lincoln (R) Mil.-Wolf (L)
1-3 36 6-8 110z
WP: Floyd. Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Bannister 27; 103-63; Hughes 3; 7-4; Wood 3; 12-7; Floyd 29; 109-66; Thornton 2; 8-5; Putz 4; 15-12. uUmpires — HP: Gibson; 1B: Knight; 2B: Davis; 3B: Holbrook. uGame data —T: 2:22. Att: 32,339.
30 3.90 3 24.00
19 3.32 13z 10.80
4.88 0-0 5.00 4-10
San Diego at Colorado, 3:10 (Line: Col 6½ :5; Total runs: 9½ ) S.D.-Richard (L) Col.-Francis (L)
3.00 1-1 5.12 5-11
Florida at Arizona, 4:10 (Line: Even ; Total runs: 10½ ) Fla.-Sanabia (R) Ari.-Enright (R)
Chicago at Los Angeles, 8:05 (Line: LA 7:5 ; Total runs: 10½ ) Chi.-Silva (R) L.A.-Padilla (R)
9-2 100z 3-2 47Z
Monday No games scheduled Tuesday All-Star Game at Anaheim, 8:05 Friday’s results Phi 9, Cin 7, (10) Was 8, SF 1 Atl 4, NY 2 StL 8, Hou 0 Mil 5, Pit 4, (10) Col 10, SD 8 Fla 3, Ari 2 LA 9, Chi 7
Lines by Danny Sheridan
Cleveland ab r h bi bb so avg Brantley cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .127 Nix 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .212 Santana c 2 0 0 0 1 0 .278 Hafner dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 Marte ph-dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 .180 Kearns rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .268 Peralta 3b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .252 LaPorta 1b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .255 Duncan lf 2 0 0 0 1 1 .260 Donald ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .274 Totals 29 0 3 0 3 3 u Batting — 2B: Kearns (17). GIDP: Marte. Team LOB: 6. u Fielding — E: Santana (2). DP: 2. Tampa Bay ab r h bi bb so avg Upton cf 4 0 1 0 1 0 .230 Crawford dh 3 0 1 0 0 1 .320 Longoria 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .294 Aybar 1b 3 0 1 1 0 0 .250 Pena 1b 0 0 0 0 1 0 .205 Shoppach c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .200 Zobrist rf 1 2 0 0 3 0 .284 Rodriguez 2b 3 1 1 0 0 1 .271 Kapler lf 4 0 1 2 0 1 .221 Bartlett ss 4 0 2 1 0 0 .228 Totals 30 4 8 4 5 4 u Batting — 2B: Longoria (27); Rodriguez (15); Bartlett (15). RBI: Aybar (23); Kapler 2 (12); Bartlett (32). GIDP: Longoria 2. Team LOB: 9. u Baserunning — SB: Zobrist (17). u Fielding — DP: 1. Pitching ip h r er bb so era Cleveland Laffey L,1-3 5Z 7 3 3 3 1 5.12 Herrmann 1z 0 0 0 1 1 2.81 Sipp 1 1 1 1 1 2 5.52 Tampa Bay Garza W,10-5 6 1 0 0 1 2 4.05 Balfour H,9 1 1 0 0 1 1 2.21 Benoit H,7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.68 Cormier 1 1 0 0 1 0 4.37
1914: Babe Ruth made his major league debut for the Boston Red Sox and received credit for a 4-3 victory over Cleveland. He was removed for a pinch hitter in the seventh, and Duffy Lewis’ single led to the winning run. 1944: Phil Cavaretta set an All-Star game record by reaching base safely ﬁve straight times: triple, single, three walks: to lead the NL to a 7-1 victory over the AL at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. 1973: Jim Northrup of Detroit knocked in eight runs, batting in the leadoff spot, to lead the Tigers to a 14-2 romp over the Texas Rangers. 1978: Steve Garvey keyed the NL’s 7-3 All-Star victory at San Diego’s Jack Murphy Stadium with a game-tying, two-run single and a triple that sparked a four-run eighth inning. 1985: Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros became the ﬁrst pitcher in major league history to reach the 4,000strikeout mark when he fanned New York’s Danny Heep leading off the sixth.
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 2:10 (Line: Mil 2:1 ; Total runs: 9½ )
Pittsburgh ab r h bi bb so avg A. McCutchen cf 3 0 0 1 0 0 .290 Tabata lf 4 0 2 0 0 0 .246 Walker 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .283 Jones 1b 4 1 1 1 0 0 .276 Alvarez 3b 4 0 2 0 0 1 .213 Doumit c 4 1 1 1 0 1 .261 Church rf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .186 Crosby ss 3 1 1 0 1 0 .236 Karstens p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .105 Gallagher p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Lopez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 LaRoche ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 Carrasco p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Young ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .226 Totals 32 3 7 3 2 7 u Batting — 2B: Tabata (7); Alvarez (5). HR: Jones (11); Doumit (8). SF: A. McCutchen. RBI: A. McCutchen (27); Jones (52); Doumit (31). GIDP: Doumit. Team LOB: 6. u Baserunning — SB: Tabata (8). u Fielding — DP: 1. Milwaukee ab r h bi bb so avg Weeks 2b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .266 Hart rf 5 0 2 0 0 2 .289 Braun lf 4 3 2 1 1 1 .289 Fielder 1b 2 1 1 1 2 1 .267 McGehee 3b 3 0 2 1 1 1 .277 Counsell ss 2 0 0 1 1 0 .238 Gomez cf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .224 Kottaras c 4 0 2 0 0 0 .206 Bush p 3 0 0 0 0 1 .125 Loe p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Braddock p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Inglett ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 Axford p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 30 4 9 4 7 9 u Batting — 2B: Braun (24). HR: Braun (12); Fielder (20). SF: Counsell. RBI: Braun (53); Fielder (39); McGehee (53); Counsell (13). Team LOB: 11. u Baserunning — SB: Braun (12). CS: Gomez (2). u Fielding — DP: 1. Pitching ip h r er bb so era Pittsburgh Karstens L,2-4 5 5 4 4 6 5 4.87 Gallagher Z 2 0 0 0 1 5.25 Lopez z 0 0 0 0 1 2.81 Carrasco 2 2 0 0 1 2 3.74 Milwaukee Bush W,4-6 6z 6 2 2 2 5 4.14 Loe H,7 Z 0 0 0 0 0 1.59 Braddock H,4 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.32 Axford S,10 1 1 1 1 0 2 2.88
July 11 in baseball
St. Louis at Houston, 2:05 (Line: StL 6:5 ; Total runs: 8½ )
St. Louis ab r h bi bb so avg Lopez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .271 Schumaker 2b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .257 Pujols 1b 4 1 2 0 0 1 .307 Holliday lf 3 0 0 1 1 0 .300 Jay cf 4 0 2 0 0 2 .385 Stavinoha rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .264 LaRue c 2 0 0 0 0 0 .196 Miles ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .314 Molina c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 Suppan p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .182 Boggs p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Winn ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236 Motte p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Greene ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .245 Totals 30 1 5 1 2 7 u Batting — 3B: Pujols (1). RBI: Holliday (48). GIDP: LaRue. Team LOB: 4. u Baserunning — CS: Jay (1). u Fielding — E: Suppan (1). Houston ab r h bi bb so avg Bourn cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .259 Keppinger 2b 4 2 2 1 0 0 .279 Berkman 1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .252 Lee lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .238 Michaels lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 Pence rf 2 1 1 0 2 0 .261 Feliz 3b 4 0 1 2 0 0 .223 Quintero c 4 0 1 1 0 0 .233 Navarro ss 2 0 0 0 1 0 .053 Myers p 2 0 1 0 0 1 .118 Lindstrom p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 29 4 7 4 4 1 u Batting — 2B: Keppinger (23); Pence (15). HR: Keppinger (3). S: Myers. RBI: Keppinger (31); Feliz 2 (26); Quintero (10). GIDP: Keppinger. Team LOB: 6. u Fielding — DP: 1. Pitching ip h r er bb so era St. Louis Suppan L,0-5 4Z 7 4 4 3 1 6.55 Boggs 2z 0 0 0 1 0 2.54 Motte 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.34 Houston Myers W,6-6 8 5 1 1 0 5 3.41 Lindstrom S,21 1 0 0 0 2 2 2.80
Kansas City ab r h bi bb so avg Podsednik lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .297 Kendall c 4 1 3 0 0 0 .269 DeJesus rf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .327 Butler 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .320 Guillen dh 2 0 1 0 0 0 .275 Betemit ph-dh 2 0 2 0 0 0 .389 Callaspo 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .276 Aviles 2b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .309 Maier cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .251 Betancourt ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .258 Totals 34 1 8 1 1 5 u Batting — 2B: DeJesus (23); Guillen (12); Betemit (6). RBI: DeJesus (36). Team LOB: 7. u Baserunning — CS: Podsednik (11). u Fielding — E: Callaspo (6). DP: 1. Chicago ab r h bi bb so avg Pierre lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .257 Vizquel 3b 4 1 2 0 0 0 .244 Rios cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .305 Konerko 1b 3 1 1 1 1 0 .299 Quentin dh 4 2 2 3 0 0 .240 Pierzynski c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .243 Jones rf 2 0 0 0 1 0 .203 Ramirez ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 .274 Beckham 2b 3 1 1 1 0 0 .208 Totals 31 5 9 5 2 2 u Batting — 2B: Konerko (16). HR: Quentin 2 (17); Beckham (3). RBI: Konerko (63); Quentin 3 (56); Beckham (21). Team LOB: 4. u Baserunning — SB: Ramirez (3). CS: Pierzynski (2). u Fielding — DP: 1. Pitching ip h r er bb so era Kansas City Bannister L,7-7 6 7 5 5 2 2 5.56 Hughes 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.54 Wood 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.96 Chicago Floyd W,5-7 7Z 6 1 1 1 4 4.20 Thornton z 1 0 0 0 0 2.70 Putz 1 1 0 0 0 1 1.59
San Francisco at Washington, 1:35 (Line: Was 6:5 ; Total runs: 8½ )
Chicago ab r h bi bb so avg Theriot 2b 3 0 0 0 2 0 .275 Colvin rf-lf 5 0 0 0 0 1 .263 Lee 1b 5 1 2 0 0 2 .233 Ramirez 3b 4 2 2 1 0 0 .209 Byrd cf 2 1 0 0 1 1 .317 Soriano lf 3 1 0 1 1 1 .272 Marshall p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Cashner p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Russell p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Marmol p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Castro ss 4 1 2 2 0 1 .269 Soto c 4 1 3 3 0 1 .289 Gorzelanny p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .143 Fukudome rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 Totals 33 7 9 7 4 9 u Batting — HR: Ramirez (10); Soto (9). S: Gorzelanny. RBI: Ramirez (32); Soriano (44); Castro 2 (24); Soto 3 (27). Team LOB: 5. u Fielding — E: Ramirez (10); Byrd (2). Los Angeles ab r h bi bb so avg Furcal ss 5 1 1 0 0 0 .333 Carroll 3b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .291 Monasterios p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 Blake ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .258 Miller p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Anderson ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .180 Ethier rf 5 0 2 2 0 1 .324 Kemp cf 5 0 1 0 0 1 .263 Loney 1b 5 0 0 0 0 2 .305 Belliard 2b-3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .222 Ellis c 2 0 1 0 1 1 .214 Martin ph-c 0 0 0 0 1 0 .247 Paul lf 4 1 2 0 0 1 .256 Ely p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .091 Schlichting p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 DeWitt ph-2b 2 1 0 0 1 1 .269 Totals 37 3 9 2 4 10 u Batting — RBI: Ethier 2 (54). Team LOB: 11. Pitching ip h r er bb so era Chicago Gorzelanny W,4-5 6 6 2 1 1 7 3.16 Marshall 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.08 Cashner Z 0 0 0 2 1 2.55 Russell z 0 0 0 0 1 3.91 Marmol 1 2 1 1 1 1 2.16 Los Angeles Ely L,4-7 2z 5 6 6 3 1 4.63 Schlichting 2Z 2 0 0 0 1 0.64 Monasterios 2 2 1 1 1 3 3.91 Miller 2 0 0 0 0 4 4.18
Kansas City... 000 000 010 — 1 Chicago .......... 010 040 00x — 5
Last 3 starts W-L IP ERA
Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 1:35 (Line: Phi 8½ :5; Total runs: 9 )
Cleveland..... 000 000 000 — 0 Tampa Bay .... 000 210 01x — 4
WP: Loe. IBB: Fielder (by Karstens). HBP: Walker (by Bush); Weeks (by Gallagher). Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Karstens 25; 93-53; Gallagher 5; 18-9; Lopez 1; 5-3; Carrasco 8; 27-17; Bush 27; 90-60; Loe 3; 13-8; Braddock 3; 7-5; Axford 4; 23-14. uUmpires — HP: Davidson; 1B: Guccione; 2B: Tschida; 3B: Timmons. uGame data —T: 2:49. Att: 38,588.
2009-10 vs. opp. W-L IP ERA
Atlanta at New York, 1:10 (Line: NY 7:5 ; Total runs: 7½ )
Pittsburgh .... 000 001 101 — 3 Milwaukee .... 102 010 00x — 4
White Sox 5, Royals 1
Friday’s results Det 7, Min 3 Bos 14, Tor 3 Cle 9, TB 3 Bal 7, Tex 6, (10) Chi 8, KC 2 LA 6, Oak 5, (10) NY 6, Sea 1
By Alex Gallardo, AP
St. Louis ........ 000 100 000 — 1 Houston......... 300 010 00x — 4
Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Suppan 23; 82-49; Boggs 8; 35-24; Motte 3; 10-6; Myers 27; 94-61; Lindstrom 5; 21-12. uUmpires — HP: McClelland; 1B: Fletcher; 2B: Everitt; 3B: Johnson. uGame data —T: 2:19. Att: 37,518.
Tuesday All-Star Game at Anaheim, 8:05
On the way to a win: The Chicago Cubs’ Marlon Byrd slides in safely as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis misses the ball in the second inning.
NL games Omar Infante, Atlanta’s jack-of-all trades AllStar, had three hits and drove in a run. Pitcher Tim Hudson (9-4) helped himself with a pair of hits that included an RBI double. Cubs 7, Tom Gorzelanny won for the second time in DODGERS 3 three starts and Chicago got home runs from Aramis Ramirez and Geovany Soto. PHILLIES 1, Reds rookie Travis Wood took a perfect Reds 0 (11) game into the ninth inning before giving up Carlos Ruiz’s leadoff double, and Philadelphia stunned Cincinnati again by winning on Jimmy Rollins’ RBI single in the 11th. Giants 10, Buster Posey singled in the go-ahead run NATS 5 during a rally in the seventh inning and added a two-run homer in the ninth. ASTROS 4, Jeff Keppinger had two hits, including a Cardinals 1 home run, to back another strong outing from Brett Myers. BREWERS 4, Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder hit back-toPirates 3 back home runs to support 6z strong innings from Dave Bush. Marlins at Friday: Ricky Nolasco won his fourth D’BACKS straight decision and Dan Uggla drove in two runs with a bloop single and a broken-bat inﬁeld hit to lead Florida to a 3-2 victory Padres at Friday: Ian Stewart hit two home runs, inROCKIES cluding a two-out, go-ahead grand slam in the seventh, and Colorado rallied past San Diego 10-8.
Monday No games scheduled
Lines by Danny Sheridan
Chicago.......... 033 000 100 — 7 Los Angeles.. 000 020 001 — 3
IBB: Escobar (by Takahashi). HBP: Bay (by Hudson). Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Hudson 26; 92-58; Venters 3; 8-5; Wagner 3; 10-8; Pelfrey 25; 93-55; Dessens 3; 6-6; Takahashi 11; 44-26; Nieve 5; 23-12. uUmpires — HP: Hohn; 1B: Darling; 2B: Dreckman; 3B: Emmel. uGame data —T: 3:03. Att: 37,793.
Kansas City at Chicago, 2:05 (Line: KC 6½ :5; Total runs: 8½ )
Rays 4, Indians 0
Atlanta ab r h bi bb so avg Prado 2b 3 0 0 0 2 1 .329 Cabrera cf-rf 5 0 0 0 0 1 .258 Jones 3b 5 1 2 0 0 0 .256 Blanco cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .327 McCann c 5 1 2 0 0 1 .270 Glaus 1b 3 1 1 1 2 0 .258 Hinske lf 3 1 1 0 0 2 .274 Diaz ph-lf 2 0 2 0 0 0 .215 Infante rf-3b 5 0 3 1 0 1 .328 Escobar ss 4 0 2 0 1 0 .241 Hudson p 3 0 2 1 0 0 .268 Venters p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Wagner p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 38 4 15 3 5 6 u Batting — 2B: Diaz (7); Hudson (3). S: Hudson. RBI: Glaus (59); Infante (24); Hudson (3). GIDP: Prado; McCann; Escobar. Team LOB: 13. u Fielding — E: Jones (7). New York ab r h bi bb so avg Pagan cf 4 0 3 0 0 0 .311 Reyes ss 3 0 0 0 0 2 .275 Tejada ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 .213 Wright 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .314 Davis 1b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .254 Bay lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .265 Francoeur rf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .253 Barajas c 3 0 1 0 0 0 .241 Cora 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .223 Pelfrey p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .121 Dessens p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Feliciano ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 Takahashi p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 Thole ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 Evans ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Nieve p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 29 0 4 0 2 4 u Batting — 2B: Pagan (17). GIDP: Davis; Bay. Team LOB: 5. u Baserunning — SB: Pagan 2 (19). Pitching ip h r er bb so era Atlanta Hudson W,9-4 7 4 0 0 2 3 2.30 Venters 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.30 Wagner 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.21 New York Pelfrey L,10-4 4 12 4 4 3 2 3.58 Dessens 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.47 Takahashi 3 1 0 0 1 2 4.15 Nieve 1 1 0 0 1 2 5.26
Last 3 starts W-L IP ERA
Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 1:40 (Line: TB 12:5 ; Total runs: 8½ )
Brewers 4, Pirates 3
Atlanta.......... 000 040 000 — 4 New York ..... 000 000 000 — 0
Boston at Toronto, 1:07 (Line: Bos 7:5 ; Total runs: 9½ )
Astros 4, Cardinals 1
Braves 4, Mets 0
2009-10 vs. opp. W-L IP ERA
Minnesota at Detroit, 1:05 (Line: Min 6:5 ; Total runs: 9½ )
Cubs 7, Dodgers 3
WP: Monasterios. HBP: Byrd (by Ely). Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Gorzelanny 26; 10569; Marshall 4; 23-16; Cashner 4; 18-6; Russell 1; 4-3; Marmol 6; 20-13; Ely 15; 47-24; Schlichting 9; 36-23; Monasterios 10; 3522; Miller 6; 27-18. uUmpires — HP: Winters; 1B: Layne; 2B: Runge; 3B: Wendelstedt. uGame data —T: 2:55. Att: 49,016.
All times Eastern
Friday’s late games
Dodgers 9, Cubs 7
Yankees 6, Mariners 1
Chicago ........... 011 010 022 — 7 Los Angeles ... 033 111 00x — 9
New York ...... 100 004 001 — 6 Seattle ........... 000 001 000 — 1 New York ab r h bi bb so avg Jeter ss 5 1 0 0 0 1 .273 Swisher dh 3 0 0 0 1 1 .304 Teixeira 1b 4 3 2 2 1 0 .243 Rodriguez 3b 3 0 1 1 1 0 .273 Cano 2b 5 1 1 2 0 0 .337 Posada c 2 0 0 0 1 0 .263 Granderson cf 4 0 1 1 0 0 .235 Curtis rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .238 Gardner lf 3 1 1 0 1 1 .309 Totals 33 6 7 6 5 4 u Batting — 2B: Curtis (3). 3B: Cano (2). HR: Teixeira 2 (17). S: Swisher. SF: Rodriguez. RBI: Teixeira 2 (59); Rodriguez (70); Cano 2 (57); Granderson (24). Team LOB: 8. Seattle ab r h bi bb so avg Suzuki rf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .328 Figgins 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .235 Branyan dh 4 0 1 0 0 2 .261 Lopez 3b 4 0 1 1 0 0 .240 Gutierrez cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .260 Kotchman 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .208 Saunders lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .216 Johnson c 4 0 2 0 0 0 .208 Ja. Wilson ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .254 Totals 36 1 9 1 0 7 u Batting — 2B: Figgins (11); Branyan (11); Lopez (17); Johnson (10). RBI: Lopez (33). Team LOB: 8. u Baserunning — SB: Figgins (24). u Fielding — E: Lopez (9). Pitching ip h r er bb so era New York Hughes W,11-2 7 6 1 1 0 5 3.65 Robertson 1 1 0 0 0 1 5.46 Park 1 2 0 0 0 1 6.18 Seattle Pauley L,0-1 5 2 3 1 1 1 1.00 Cordero 1 2 2 2 2 1 6.52 French 3 3 1 1 2 2 6.39
WP: Balfour. HBP: Rodriguez (by Laffey); Santana (by Garza). Batters faced; pitchesstrikes: Laffey 27; 102-56; Herrmann 5; 2514; Sipp 5; 24-15; Garza 21; 88-64; Balfour 5; 25-14; Benoit 3; 18-12; Cormier 4; 14-8. uUmpires — HP: T. Welke; 1B: Barry; 2B: DiMuro; 3B: Reynolds. uGame data —T: 2:55. Att: 20,091.
D.Pauley pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. WP: French. HBP: Posada (by French). Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Hughes 27; 109-79; Robertson 4; 14-10; Park 5; 32-21; Pauley 19; 82-50; Cordero 7; 23-11; French 16; 5134. uUmpires — HP: Kulpa; 1B: Barksdale; 2B: Rapuano; 3B: Hallion. uGame data —T: 2:55. Att: 39,645.
Phillies 1, Reds 0 (11)
Angels 6, Athletics 5 (10)
Cin ........... 000 000 000 00 — 0 Phi ........... 000 000 000 01 — 1
LA................ 200 001 020 1 — 6 Oakland.... 002 001 020 0 — 5
Cincinnati ab r h bi bb so avg Phillips 2b 5 0 0 0 0 1 .298 Cabrera ss 5 0 2 0 0 1 .245 Votto 1b 4 0 1 0 1 1 .314 Gomes lf 5 0 0 0 0 1 .280 Ondrusek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Bruce rf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .270 Cairo 3b 3 0 2 0 0 1 .308 Stubbs cf 2 0 0 0 1 0 .235 Hanigan c 4 0 0 0 0 2 .333 Wood p 3 0 0 0 0 3 .250 Nix ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .234 Masset p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Bray p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Heisey lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 Totals 35 0 6 0 3 12 u Batting — 2B: Bruce (20); Cairo (6). S: Cairo; Stubbs. GIDP: Votto; Stubbs. Team LOB: 7. u Baserunning — SB: Stubbs (17). Philadelphia ab r h bi bb so avg Rollins ss 5 0 1 1 0 1 .246 Victorino cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .253 Werth rf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .282 Howard 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .295 Francisco lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .245 Ransom 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .273 Ruiz c 4 1 2 0 0 0 .280 Castro 2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .202 Valdez ph-2b 1 0 0 0 1 0 .255 Halladay p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .098 Ibanez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Contreras p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Gload ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 Totals 36 1 4 1 1 9 u Batting — 2B: Ruiz 2 (10). RBI: Rollins (17). Team LOB: 4. u Fielding — DP: 2. Pitching ip h r er bb so era Cincinnati Wood 9 1 0 0 0 8 2.18 Masset z 1 0 0 0 0 5.50 Bray L,0-1 1z 1 1 1 1 1 4.50 Ondrusek 0 1 0 0 0 0 4.50 Philadelphia Halladay 9 5 0 0 1 9 2.19 Lidge 1 1 0 0 2 1 4.80 Contreras W,4-3 1 0 0 0 0 2 2.83
Los Angeles ab r h bi bb so avg Aybar ss 5 2 2 1 0 1 .281 Kendrick 2b 4 1 0 0 1 2 .277 Abreu rf 4 2 3 2 1 0 .256 Hunter cf 4 1 1 2 1 1 .301 Matsui dh 2 0 0 1 2 0 .251 Rivera lf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .237 Willits pr-lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 McAnulty 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .071 Napoli 1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .252 Frandsen 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .296 Mathis c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .235 Totals 36 6 8 6 5 8 u Batting — HR: Aybar (3); Abreu (9); Hunter (15). SF: Matsui. RBI: Aybar (16); Abreu 2 (46); Hunter 2 (62); Matsui (47). GIDP: Rivera. Team LOB: 6. u Baserunning — SB: Aybar (14). u Fielding — E: Rivera (5). Oakland ab r h bi bb so avg Crisp cf 5 0 1 1 0 1 .281 Barton 1b 5 0 0 0 0 2 .273 Sweeney rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .296 Carson ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .154 Suzuki c 5 1 1 1 0 0 .247 Cust dh 4 1 1 1 0 1 .288 Rosales ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 Kouzmanoff 3b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .269 Ellis 2b 4 1 2 0 0 0 .284 Gross lf 4 1 1 1 0 2 .255 Pennington ss 4 0 2 0 0 1 .263 Totals 41 5 11 4 0 8 u Batting — 2B: Sweeney (19); Kouzmanoff (16); Gross (6); Pennington (16). 3B: Crisp (3). HR: Cust (3). RBI: Crisp (13); Suzuki (36); Cust (16); Gross (16). Team LOB: 6. u Fielding — E: Pennington (12). PB: Suzuki (4). DP: 1. Pitching ip h r er bb so era Los Angeles Pineiro 7 8 3 3 0 3 3.95 Rodney BS,3 1 3 2 2 0 2 3.57 Jepsen W,1-1 1 0 0 0 0 2 4.66 Fuentes S,16 1 0 0 0 0 1 4.26 Oakland Mazzaro 7 4 3 3 3 5 3.81 Breslow 1 2 2 2 0 0 3.15 Bailey L,0-3 2 2 1 1 2 3 1.75
IBB: Nix (by Lidge); Valdez (by Bray). Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Wood 28; 109-74; Masset 2; 9-6; Bray 6; 24-11; Ondrusek 1; 2-1; Halladay 31; 117-84; Lidge 6; 26-11; Contreras 3; 10-7. uUmpires — HP: Hoye; 1B: Tichenor; 2B: Hirschbeck; 3B: Diaz. uGame data —T: 3:11. Att: 45,347.
WP: Pineiro. IBB: Matsui (by Bailey). Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Pineiro 29; 106-68; Rodney 6; 17-11; Jepsen 3; 18-11; Fuentes 3; 12-10; Mazzaro 27; 107-67; Breslow 5; 22-15; Bailey 10; 37-20. uUmpires — HP: Nauert; 1B: Barrett; 2B: Randazzo; 3B: Gorman. uGame data —T: 2:59. Att: 13,156.
Chicago ab r h bi bb so avg Fukudome rf 5 1 1 0 0 2 .258 Theriot 2b-ss 5 0 1 0 0 1 .277 Lee 1b 4 2 1 0 1 1 .230 Ramirez 3b 4 2 3 1 1 1 .204 Byrd cf 5 1 4 3 0 0 .319 Colvin lf 3 1 1 0 2 2 .270 Fontenot ss 3 0 0 1 0 1 .294 Baker ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .235 Hill c 3 0 0 1 0 1 .213 Lilly p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 Atkins p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Nady ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 Howry p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Soriano ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .275 Berg p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 37 7 11 6 4 13 u Batting — 2B: Ramirez (9); Colvin (10). 3B: Ramirez (1). SF: Hill. RBI: Ramirez (31); Byrd 3 (40); Fontenot (18); Hill (8). GIDP: Lee. Team LOB: 8. u Fielding — E: Lilly (1). Los Angeles ab r h bi bb so avg Furcal ss 5 1 1 0 0 1 .336 Carroll 2b 3 2 1 0 1 0 .290 Ethier rf 5 1 3 2 0 0 .322 Kemp cf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .264 Loney 1b 3 2 2 1 1 0 .310 Blake 3b 2 1 1 2 1 0 .256 Martin c 4 1 1 3 0 1 .247 Paul lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .244 Billingsley p 3 0 0 0 0 0 .161 Sherrill p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Miller p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Broxton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 33 9 11 9 3 3 u Batting — 2B: Furcal (15); Kemp (17); Loney (25); Blake (17). HR: Martin (5). S: Carroll; Billingsley. SF: Blake. RBI: Ethier 2 (52); Kemp (50); Loney (59); Blake 2 (36); Martin 3 (22). Team LOB: 6. u Baserunning — SB: Kemp (15). u Fielding — E: Ethier (1). DP: 1. Pitching ip h r er bb so era Chicago Lilly L,3-8 3Z 7 7 5 2 1 4.08 Atkins 1z 1 1 1 1 1 6.75 Howry 2 3 1 1 0 1 6.14 Berg 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 Los Angeles Billingsley W,7-4 7 7 4 4 4 9 4.14 Sherrill 0 1 1 1 0 0 7.32 Miller 1 1 1 1 0 2 4.57 Broxton 1 2 1 1 0 2 2.11 C.Billingsley pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. G.Sherrill pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. J.Miller pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. WP: Billingsley; Miller. Batters faced; pitchesstrikes: Lilly 21; 73-45; Atkins 6; 24-12; Howry 9; 30-21; Berg 3; 8-5; Billingsley 33; 120-73; Sherrill 1; 1-1; Miller 5; 22-12; Broxton 5; 17-12.
Orioles 7, Rangers 6 (10) Baltimore. 000 110 004 1 — 7 Texas.......... 004 000 020 0 — 6 Baltimore ab r h bi bb so avg Patterson dh 5 1 4 5 1 0 .292 Tejada 3b 5 0 1 0 0 0 .275 Markakis rf 5 1 2 0 0 0 .308 Wigginton 1b 4 0 1 1 1 0 .253 Jones cf 5 0 2 0 0 1 .274 Pie lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .333 Fox lf 2 2 1 1 0 0 .229 Wieters c 2 0 1 0 0 0 .245 Tatum pr-c 3 2 2 0 0 0 .259 Moore 2b 3 1 1 0 1 1 .254 Izturis ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .241 Bell ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200 Lugo ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 Totals 42 7 15 7 3 3 u Batting — 2B: Patterson (10); Markakis 2 (28); Moore (2). HR: Patterson (5); Fox (5). S: Moore. RBI: Patterson 5 (19); Wigginton (45); Fox (16). GIDP: Wigginton; Jones. Team LOB: 10. u Fielding — E: Tejada (14); Wigginton (13); Tatum (2). DP: 1. Texas ab r h bi bb so avg Andrus ss 6 0 0 0 0 0 .284 Young 3b 4 1 1 0 2 0 .305 Kinsler 2b 5 1 2 1 0 0 .312 Guerrero dh 5 1 1 3 0 0 .324 Hamilton cf 5 0 3 0 0 1 .349 Molina c 4 1 1 0 1 1 .190 Cruz rf 5 1 1 0 0 1 .298 Murphy lf 2 1 1 0 2 0 .269 Arias 1b 1 0 0 1 1 1 .280 Davis ph-1b 2 0 0 1 0 0 .180 Totals 39 6 10 6 6 4 u Batting - 2B: Cruz (12); Murphy (15). HR: Guerrero (20). SF: Kinsler; Davis. RBI: Kinsler (29); Guerrero 3 (75); Arias (9); Davis (2). GIDP: Molina. Team LOB: 12. u Baserunning — SB: Andrus (23); Hamilton (7); Murphy (4). u Fielding — E: Young (13). DP: 2. Pitching ip h r er bb so era Baltimore Matusz 3 6 4 4 4 2 4.77 Albers 3 1 0 0 1 1 4.74 Uehara 1 1 1 0 0 1 4.00 Ohman z 1 1 0 0 0 2.81 Mata Z 0 0 0 1 0 8.79 Berken W,2-1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.02 Simon S,12 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.38 Texas Feldman 7 8 2 2 0 2 5.32 O’Day H,10 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.53 Feliz Z 3 4 4 1 1 3.82 Strop z 2 0 0 1 0 2.45 Nippert L,3-4 1 2 1 1 1 0 5.40 S.Feldman pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. K.Uehara pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. WP: Berken. IBB: Patterson (by Nippert); Young (by Mata). HBP: Tejada (by O’Day). Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Matusz 19; 76-43; Albers 10; 32-18; Uehara 5; 14-11; Ohman 2; 7-5; Mata 4; 10-5; Berken 5; 19-12; Simon 3; 12-8; Feldman 28; 94-61; O’Day 3; 18-10; Feliz 6; 26-16; Strop 4; 13-8; Nippert 6; 2314.
Lansing State Journal • Sunday, July 11, 2010 • 5D
Lugnuts fall behind early, never recover Goins extends on-base streak to 24 games CHRIS SOLARI firstname.lastname@example.org
Things started as poorly as they could have for the Lugnuts on Saturday. A leadoff longball by Bowling Green’s Cody Rogers off Lansing starter Dave Sever set the tone in an 11-5 loss and was one of three Hot Rods homers that also included an
inside-the-parker at Cooley Law School Stadium. Yet one constant remained a bright spot for the Lugnuts. Shortstop Ryan Goins’ fourth-inning single up the middle marked the 24th straight game he has reached base. The Blue Jays’ fourth-round pick from 2009 surpassed Brad Glenn’s team-high 23-game streak to start this season. Goins — a 22-year-old product of Round Rock, Texas, and Dallas Baptist University — also had a 17-game on-base streak earlier this season.
But his was one of just seven hits the Lugnuts managed in the game. One of their runs scored came via a Bowling Green balk in the ﬁrst inning, and Glenn’s monstrous tworun home run Glenn onto the patio beyond leftcenter in the ninth inning made the ﬁnal score a little more respectable. Alexander Colome had a lot to do with the Lugnuts’ lack of offense.
Today’s game Bowling Green at Lansing w Time: 2:05 p.m. w Radio: WQTX 92.1-FM
Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 7 prospect for Tampa Bay, the wiry 6-foot-2 right-hander’s pitches darted all around the plate and perplexed Lansing’s hitters all night, with a lively fastball clocked in the high 90 mph range (he touched 100 once). Colome went six innings, allowing just ﬁve hits and two earned runs while striking
out six and walking none. He got immediate help before the crowd of 8,114 could even settle into their seats. Rogers launched Sever’s second pitch onto Larch Street beyond the high right-ﬁeld fence.Andthingsgotlittle better from there for Sever (2-6), who was done three-plus innings later after giving up seven runs and six earned. In the third inning, Bennett Davis smashed Sever’s offering deep to straightaway center over the head of Lansing’s Kenny Wilson. The ball caromed off the base of the wall away from
Wilson, into no-man’s-land between him and Glenn in right, as Davis circled the bases for the third in-thepark homer at Cooley Stadium this season. Glenn, who was activated from the 7-day DL on Wednesday, also doubled and ﬁnished with three RBI. Sean Ochinko added an RBI double for the Lugnuts. Lansing and Bowling Green wrap up their series at 2:05 p.m. today at Cooley Stadium. The Lugnuts send righthander Ryan Tepera (7-3, 3.16 ERA) to face Hot Rods lefty Kyle Lobstein (5-4, 4.27).
TIGERS BATTING, PITCHING STATISTICS
Through 7/9 Cabrera Boesch Ordonez Jackson Guillen Worth Damon Inge Santiago Avila Kelly Raburn Laird Totals Schlereth Valverde Gonzalez Coke Zumaya Bonine Weinhardt Verlander Thomas Scherzer Bonderman Perry Oliver Totals
AVG. .346 .345 .314 .304 .295 .274 .271 .269 .268 .226 .220 .208 .192 .277 W 0 1 0 5 2 4 0 11 4 6 4 2 0 47
AB 306 235 283 306 193 73 284 294 183 137 100 120 167 2886
L 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 6 6 4 2 37
R 63 34 50 51 22 6 52 21 23 11 11 15 14 391
ERA 0.00 0.95 2.25 2.52 2.58 2.75 3.38 3.82 4.10 4.61 4.81 5.47 5.93 4.27
H 106 81 89 93 57 20 77 79 49 31 22 25 32 798
G 2 38 8 41 31 28 2 18 21 16 16 28 3 84
2B 26 18 15 20 13 4 21 22 4 5 2 9 6 176
3B 1 3 1 4 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 15
HR RBI BB SO SB CS E 21 74 41 52 2 3 9 12 48 21 47 2 0 4 10 55 34 31 1 0 3 1 20 22 85 14 3 3 5 28 18 31 1 1 4 1 7 3 10 1 0 0 5 24 40 43 7 1 2 6 39 33 72 0 2 5 2 12 20 31 1 0 6 3 13 16 35 2 0 3 1 8 4 16 1 0 1 2 16 9 33 1 0 3 2 13 14 36 2 1 3 72 371 292 578 37 12 62
GS SV IP H R ER 0 0 2.2 5 1 0 0 18 38.0 16 5 4 0 0 12.0 10 3 3 0 1 35.2 33 12 10 0 1 38.1 32 13 11 0 0 39.1 35 12 12 0 0 2.2 1 1 1 18 0 115.1 98 50 49 2 0 37.1 41 17 17 16 0 93.2 93 53 48 15 0 91.2 98 53 49 0 1 24.2 26 15 15 3 0 13.2 17 13 9 84 21 739.2 739 380 351
HR 0 1 1 1 1 5 0 7 1 13 11 2 2 64
BB K 2 1 16 34 5 4 14 28 11 34 14 18 0 2 39 110 20 15 35 88 26 66 14 20 4 11 289 542
Tigers: Twins’ Pitching helps Yanks into ﬁrst starters struggle ELAINE THOMPSON/Associated Press
Providing a spark: Nick Swisher, who has made his ﬁrst All-Star team this year, has been key to Yankees’ ﬁrst-place surge this season.
San Diego also needs staff to keep it atop division
w Arthur Rhodes makes
the All-Star team: The Reds 40-year-old setup man earned his ﬁrst trip to the game in his 19th season. w Alex Rios’ health: The White Sox center ﬁelder hit .199 with three HRs in injury-plagued 2009. Hit .302 with 14 HRs in ﬁrst 78 games to help Chicago climb back into AL Central race. w Padres and Reds remain in ﬁrst place: Reds rebuilding project has been accelerated and Padres have been doing it with great pitching from Mat Latos and Heath Bell.
JON KRAWCZYNSKI Associated Press
As the second quarter of the baseball season came to a close, the New York Yankees made their move. The defending champions got off to a slow start by their sky-high standards due to injury, but have surged back to their usual spot on top of the AL East thanks to an MVP-type season from Robinson Cano, Nick Swisher’s ﬁrst All-Star bid and a starting rotation that has stood out even in the “Year of the Pitcher.” CC Sabathia, Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes have combined to go 32-7 to help the Yankees take ﬁrst place away from Tampa Bay and put some distance between them and the banged-up Boston Red Sox. The San Diego Padres have used a similar formula to keep their surprising success going. Mat Latos, Clayton Richard and Jon Garland have kept the offensively challenged Padres in games, and Heath Bell has closed them out to keep them atop the NL West. Pitchers were dominating when The Associated Press identiﬁed some ﬁrst-quarter trends at the end of May, and that didn’t change in the second quarter this year. Two more no-hitters — from Roy Halladay and Edwin Jackson — were added to gems from Dallas Braden and Ubaldo Jimenez, while Washington’s Stephen Strasburg has taken over the nation’s capital. Fittingly, the signature moment of the ﬁrst half of this season also came on the mound with Armando Galarraga’s near-perfect game for Detroit. A blown call that cost Galarraga a place in the record books. Here’s a look at some of the stars, slumps, surges and surprises over the second quarter of the year heading into the All-Star break. All statistics were as of Thursday’s games.
w Strasburg, RHP, Nationals: Major League Baseball has a new rock star in a town that desperately needed it. He was 2-2 with a 2.45 ERA with 53 strikeouts in 36
DUANE BURLESON/Associated Press
Robbed: A bad call at ﬁrst base ruined Armando Galarraga’s perfect game against Cleveland on June 2. 2-3 innings. Only made six starts, but still got All-Star consideration. w Jimenez, RHP, Rockies: On pace (15-1, 2.20) to challenge Denny McClain’s 31 wins in 1968. w Joey Votto, 1B, Reds: Numbers (.314, 22 HR, 60 RBI) better than Pujols to lead Reds to ﬁrst place in NL Central. w Cliff Lee, LHP, Rangers: Put up incredible numbers, going 8-3 with 2.34 ERA, 89 strikeouts and four — four! — walks. w Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Tigers: Led AL with .347 batting average and 73 RBI and was just two off the lead in HRs with 21 for surging Detroit. w Honorable mention: David Price, LHP, Rays (12-4, 2.42, 100 Ks), Jered Weaver, RHP, Angels (8-4, 2.97, 130 K), Scott Rolen, 3B, Reds (.292, 17 HRs, 57 RBI), Josh Hamilton, OF, Rangers (.345, 22 HR, 64 RBI).
w Josh Johnson, RHP, Marlins: Stole some of the spotlight from Jimenez, who has struggled of late. Johnson was leading majors with 1.70 ERA and was 9-3 with 123 strikeouts and only four HRs allowed. w David Ortiz, DH, Red Sox: Was hitting .185 with 4 HRs on May 10 and facing
questions about being washed up. Hit .298 with 13 HRs, 43 RBI, .642 slugging in next 46 games for revived Red Sox. w Yankees: Injury riddled Bombers were 26-18 and six games behind Rays on May 23. Won 27 of next 40 games to jump into ﬁrst place in AL East.
w Andre Ethier, OF, Dodgers: Sensational in ﬁrst quarter of season with .392, 11 HRs, 38 RBI in 33 games. But has struggled since returning from DL with ﬁnger injury, hitting .248 with 3 HRs, 12 RBI in 34 games. w Carlos Zambrano, RHP, Cubs: The $91.5 million man was just 3-6 with a 5.66 ERA in 22 games. Has been demoted to bullpen and was suspended after a dugout tirade in game against White Sox a month ago. w Nick Blackburn, RHP, Twins: Went 5-0 with 2.65 ERA and only two HRs allowed in May. Went 1-5 with 9.28 ERA since to put his rotation spot in jeopardy. w Carlos Pena, 1B, Rays: Average has hovered below .200 for most of season and had two homers in 23 games, causing manager Joe Maddon to move him from fourth to seventh in order as Rays fell to second place.
w Joe Mauer’s power outage: Reigning AL MVP hitting below .300 (.297) this late in season for ﬁrst time since 2007. After belting career-high 28 HRs and slugging .587 last season to earn an eight-year, $184 million contract, Twins catcher has just four HRs and slugging has dropped to .431. w Tim Lincecum is human: Two-time reigning NL Cy Young has pedestrian 3.16 ERA and four times has failed to reach sixth inning. Still has 131 strikeouts and 9-4 record. w Phillies languishing: After making World Series in consecutive seasons, Phillies were in third place because their talented lineup was struggling with injuries and inconsistency. w Twins tanking: Held a 4½-game lead in Central and were 11 games over .500 on June 11. Pitching woes from Scott Baker, Kevin Slowey and Blackburn contributed to 9-15 stretch that dropped them to third place.
CONTINUED FROM 1D
Star game Tuesday night in Anaheim, Calif., because of a concussion. Cabrera will start in his place at ﬁrst base. “To play for somebody that is hurt, I don’t like that,” Cabrera said. Morneau was evaluated by Dr. Kenneth Podell, a concussion specialist who consults with pro teams in Detroit, and was advised to rest in Minnesota during the break. “You’re always concerned about a head injury,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. The third-place Twins have concerns on the ﬁeld, too, losing four in a row and seven of nine. They led the division by 4½ games less than a month ago and now trail Detroit by four games. Minnesota fell to three games over .500 for the ﬁrst time since April 14 when it was 6-3. Starting pitching has been the biggest problem. Blackburn (7-7) allowed seven runs and seven hits over four innings and matched a career high by giving up four homers. He is 1-6 in his last eight starts. “I’m sick of this,” Blackburn said. “Every time I go out there, I’m not getting the job done.” Jeremy Bonderman (5-6) gave up three runs in six innings for the win. AllStar closer Jose Valverde pitched a perfect ninth for
his 19th straight save since blowing his ﬁrst opportunity with the Tigers. Minnesota made some slick plays defensively to keep it relatively close. Third baseman Nick Punto stopped a shot in the hole, wheeled and threw home to prevent Austin Jackson from scoring in the ﬁrst, an at-bat before Cabrera hit a line drive over the left-center fence. The next inning, Punto went to his left to get another grounder and made a throw to ﬁrst from behind the pitcher’s mound one at-bat before Avila’s homer. Poor starting pitching, though, made the gems in the ﬁeld moot for the slumping Twins. “Another game where we give up an early touchdown and then have to spend the rest of the game ﬁghting back,” Gardenhire said a day after Francisco Liriano gave up seven runs in 1 2-3 innings. “When you give up early runs, you need the pitchers to put up some zeros to give the hitters a chance to get you back into the game, but we didn’t do that again.” Orlando Hudson hit a two-run single in the third for Minnesota and Michael Cuddyer had a solo homer the next inning. Jason Kubel, the only batter to face Tigers reliever Daniel Schlereth, hit a leadoff double in the seventh and scored on Delmon Young’s grounder to make it 7-4.
MEMORABLE MOMENTS w Junior retires: Struggling at the plate and proving to be a distraction for the reeling Mariners, Ken Griffey Jr. abruptly retired in June. Hitting .184 and benched for two weeks, Griffey made a short announcement before getting in his car and driving off into the sunset toward his family’s home in Florida, ending the greatest career in Seattle history. w Thome passes Killebrew: Twins slugger Jim Thome still has plenty of pop left, and he showed it on July 3 when he hit two home runs against Tampa Bay to move past Harmon Killebrew for 10th on baseball’s career home run list with 574.
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Power source: Detroit’s Johnny Damon went 1 for 4 with a homer and three RBI on Saturday against the Twins.
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Stricker has 62, sets mark for 54 holes With 6-shot lead, Creamer leads Open he leaves others Women’s OAKMONT, Pa. — One more like this, and Paula Creamer ‘to play for 2nd’ day will no longer be the best LPGA ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Lending a hand: DNRE wildlife biologist Mark Sargent (middle) nets a Lake Erie walleye for fellow wildlife biologist Dave Luukkonen (left).
Erie better for walleyes
it,” he said. Indeed, just about all anglers — from those out for bass to salmon trollers — Outdoors prefer a chop on the water. bobgwizdz@ Lake Erie, though never as sbcglobal.net ﬂat as, say, a billiard table this day, was about as ﬂat as she ever gets. Though we picked up some white bass, a few perch and a handful of big sheepshead, the walleye catch rate dwindled as the day went on. Over the course of the last 90 minutes or two hours, I don’t OLEDO BEACH, Ohio think we boated an ’eye. — Ray Underwood has We wound up with 16, maintained a boat on which, Underwood said, is the big waters of southeastabout par for the course ern Michigan since the mid this season. 1970s. As an employee of a “This has not been the lobbying group that includes year for fast and furious,” the state’s marine dealers’ Underwood said. “But it has association among its clibeen a quality product. The ents, Underwood runs what guys who have been going he calls “the Boating and every day have been catchFishing Awareness ing 20, 24. We’ve been getProgram” every summer. In short, he takes folks Adding to the pile: DNRE wildlife biologist Joe Robison swings a ting 15 to 18. “I’m not dissatisﬁed at ﬁshing. Lake Erie walleye into the cooler. all,” he said. Since 1995, a group made Me neither. I’d say catchup of Department of Natural ning 20 to 24 inches, the class waters ﬂat disappeared. He Resources and Environment the biologists say was the last had to make a choice: try to ing 16 walleyes, especially on ﬁnd them or go to Ohio wa- a day when weather condiWildlife Division staffers has real good hatch.” tions were kind of contrary, ter where everyone knew Underwood has been enjoyed an annual outing is pretty good ﬁshing. There where they were. with Underwood. The event ﬁshing Lake Erie since the “Michigan would be OK,” are a lot of well-known wallmid 1980s. He’d begun his is ram-rodded by Joe RobUnderwood said, “but if you eye ﬁsheries where the locals ison, a wild- program on Lake St. Clair, Online life biologist but as the walleye ﬁshery would love to see the ﬁshing really want to catch ﬁsh. . .” Extra and longHence the snag: None of that slow. there went downhill, Un“Those days of catching derwood was persuaded to us had Ohio ﬁshing licenses Complete ﬁshing time friend 50 and 60 ﬁsh — those were and the sport shop at Togive Lake Erie a try by the of Underreport, see overkill,” Underwood said. ledo Beach Marina didn’t late former legislator and www.lsj.com. wood’s. Underwood winters in open until 8 a.m. That put This year, Natural Resources ComI weaseled my way aboard. missioner Jerry Bartnik. He us an hour behind schedule Mexico, where he keeps a boat on the Sea of Cortez It wasn’t all that difﬁcult has not been disappointed. right from the get-go. and ﬁshes for tuna, dorado, “It was unbelievable,” Unfor me; I’ve known (and marlin, wahoo, etc. He will derwood said of those early Late start have ﬁshed with) Underbe leaving Lake Erie’s WestSo it was a little past days on Erie. “The limit was wood for the better part ern Basin shortly to ﬁnish of two decades. I’ve always 10 back then and we’d come 9 a.m. by the time Underout the season on the north considered his observations out here with ﬁve or six peo- wood had us where in the water he wanted to ﬁsh and shore in Eireau, Ontario. ple and limit out in an hour as something of a baromThe ﬁshing is different we were setting lines. In and a half, dock-to-dock.” eter for the state of Lake the ﬁrst hour we caught six there. It’s blue water — Erie’s walleye ﬁshery. more like Lakes Michigan or walleyes. Not so bad. The 2010 view from Un- Reminiscing We were trolling spoons Huron than what most peoI remember those days. derwood? ple think of as Lake Erie — behind jet divers in 22 to “Unbelievable,” as Under“It’s been decent,” he 75 feet deep a mile off shore. 24 feet of water on Unsaid. “It’s on and off, but I’d wood put it, doesn’t even The sport ﬁshery is an inderwood’s 39-foot Sea Ray, begin to describe that ﬁshhave to say it’s an average which he’s had since 1989. It discriminate mix of walleye ery. It was, I suspect, the year, maybe a little bit less is an extremely comfortable and steelhead; anglers never best walleye anywhere on than average. the face of the planet. Ever. boat, made even more com- know what they’re going to “What we’re noticing is a catch on any given day. It obviously wasn’t going fortable by Lake Erie’s unlack of juveniles. We’ve only Underwood suggested I released about 15 juveniles so to be like that this year. Fact usually calm demeanor. As get with him later in July is, we hit a snag right off the the sun rose in the sky, the far this year. We’re catching catch rate declined. Under- or early August and check it bat. Just a day or two earvery few 8- to 14-inch wallout. wood anticipated as much. eye this year. We’re getting a lier, the ﬁsh Underwood et Geez, I don’t know. “When it goes ﬂat, that’s al had been on in Michigan lot of that ’03 class, ﬁsh run-
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available on www.visitbenzie.com. w Make waves at your library: w Basic archery 101: Camp will View live animals and participate in run from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. hands on water cycle and life cycle Monday-Friday at the Demmer Shooting Sports Education & Training activities, 10-11 a.m. Tuesday and Aug. 3 at the Potterville City Park Center, 3365 E. Jolly Road. Classes Pavilion, near the Potterville-Benton teach fundamentals and drills that Township District Library (in the will strengthen the archers’ event of inclement weather, proﬁciency and conﬁdence. For programs will be conducted in the information, call 884-0552, Library). For information, call the 810-623-0633, or visit library at 645-2989. www.demmercenter.msu.edu. w Fishing in the parks: Learn the w Canoe rental: Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge has canoes available for basics of ﬁshing, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday rent from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through and Thursday at the Campground Pier at Sleepy Hollow State Park in Sept. 6. Equipment and canoes due Laingsburg. Bring your own back no later than 7 p.m. Cost is $10 for the ﬁrst two hours and $5 for each equipment, if available. Those under additional hour. Each canoe holds up 17 must have a license.* w Feeling ﬁshy: Take a short walk to three, depending on weight. Life and be prepared to get wet as you jackets and oars are provided. For learn about frogs, 2 p.m. Wednesday information, call 627-7351 or visit at the Campﬁre Circle at Sleepy www.eatoncountyparks. Hollow State Park in Laingsburg.* w Fishing tournaments: National w Hopping around: Explorer guide Bass Anglers Association events are Brittany Hnevsa teaches about the Thursday evenings and Saturdays through Aug. 26 on Benzie County’s critters in and around Lake Ovid, 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Campﬁre inland waters: Crystal Lake, Big Platte Lake, Little Platte Lake, Betsie Circle at Sleepy Hollow State Park in Laingsburg.* Bay, Frankfort Piers, Upper Herring Lake, Lower Herring Lake, Lake Ann, w Green Team: Explorer guide Betsie River and Platte River. Junior Brittany Hnevsa teaches about the Angler events will be July 17 and Aug. little things that can make a big impact 7. The full schedule, times, locations, saving the earth, 2 p.m. Thursday at and registration information are the Campﬁre Circle at Sleepy Hollow
State Park in Laingsburg.* w Book signing: Author Leon Hank of Holt will make a presentation and sign copies of his book, “Proud Hunters, Proud Yoopers,” 7 p.m. Thursday at Schuler Books & Music, 1982 W. Grand River in Okemos. For information, call 349-8840. w Survival 101: Can you survive by yourself for a night in the woods? Learn everything you need to know, 8 p.m. Friday at the Campﬁre Circle at Sleepy Hollow State Park in Laingsburg.* w Campﬁre basics: Learn the basics of building a ﬁre, 9 p.m. Friday at the Campﬁre Circle at Sleepy Hollow State Park in Laingsburg.* w Junior Olympic archery development program: The MSU Spartan Junior Olympic Archery Development Program is offering clinics from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays for ages 7-18. MSU archery coaches and instructors will help students with form, training and skill development. w Sand and sun: Come explore Lake Ovid and our beach, 3 p.m. Saturday at the North Beach Shelter at Sleepy Hollow State Park in Laingsburg.* w Boating safety II: The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is offering a charter ﬁshing tour for women on Lake Michigan on Saturday. The class —
part of the Becoming an OutdoorsWoman (BOW) program — is open to female anglers of all skill levels. Participants are invited to come enjoy an afternoon on the water trolling for King and Coho salmon, steelhead and lake trout. The six-hour trip, hosted by Ludington Charter Service, will leave from Ludington at 3 p.m. All boats are inspected, piloted by a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain, include all safety and navigational equipment and enclosed bathrooms. A valid Michigan All-Species ﬁshing license is required for this trip. A one-day license is available online at www.michigan.gov/ dnr or at most local sporting goods retailers. Registration must be received by July 2, and cost per participant is $125. For information, see www.michigan.gov/bow. w Hunter safety: Classes will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-July 18 at the Rose Lake Shooting Range, 14,500 Peacock Road in Bath. Cost is $7. Space is limited. Register at the Bath Township Ofﬁce. The deadline to register is Wednesday. *Programs usually last one hour. Adults must accompany children under 10. A motor vehicle permit ($6 resident daily, $24 resident annual) is required for park entry. For information, contact Brittany Hnevsa at 651-6217 or email@example.com.
SILVIS, Ill. — Steve Stricker is making it look easy. He insists that 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 sixstroke 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 starting 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 Sunday, 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 on 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. The 43-year-old from Madison, Wis., hit accurate approaches to give himself short putts for birdies in most cases and he deftly extricated himself the only two times he got in trouble. So just what’s going on here? “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
golfer who hasn’t won a major. Creamer kept her game together as a dozen others were losing theirs on a grueling day at the U.S. Women’s Open on Saturday, taking a three-shot lead over Wendy Ward that she hopes will hold up in the ﬁnal round. Creamer, who played 29 holes Saturday, is 1 under for the tournament with ﬁve holes remaining in a third round that will be completed this morning. Ward has only No. 18 to play. Suzann Pettersen is four back with four holes to go, while 15-year-old Alexis Thompson, Amy Yang and Brittany Lang are ﬁve back. Only Thompson completed the third round. All this only a weekend after she missed the cut in the Jamie Farr Classic. The only other 70 of the day was by Thompson, who is playing in her fourth Women’s Open — her fourth! — despite not yet being 16 but only her second tournament as a pro. She is at 4-over 217. one stroke going into the round. Playing in the last group with Stricker, Goydos saw his deﬁcit grow steadily as his partner drilled birdie putts on seven of the last 11 holes. Former PGA Champion Shaun Micheel also shot a 63 — and found himself 10 strokes off the lead. Rocco Mediate made a hole-inone and an eagle en route to a 64 but trailed by 14. Matt Jones wriggled into fourth place with a 66 that left him nine strokes back. “Stricker’s nine in front of me, so you’d have to have something miraculous happen to him,” Jones said. “That’s not going to happen the way he’s playing, so my goal now is to play for second.” EUROPEAN: Edoardo Molinari of Italy shot an 8-under 63 Saturday to take a one stroke lead over Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland going into the ﬁnal day of the Scottish Open at Loch Lomond. Molinari was at 15-under 198 after a round that included an eagle and seven birdies. Clarke had a 67. Molinari’s younger brother, Francesco, had a 67 and was tied for third with Peter Hedblom of Sweden (69) seven shots back. John Daly was in a three-way tie for ninth at 4-under after a 69.
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Record pace: Steve Stricker has 27 birdies in three days, and his 25-under 188 broke the previous 54-hole mark by a stroke.
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Tiger loves St. Andrews, but will his game thrive? British Open up next on Woods’ comeback trail
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In the majors, Woods looks like he is getting close. Having not competed for ﬁve months, Woods had a chance to win on the back nine Sunday at the Masters and tied for fourth. Then at the U.S. Open, playing in the second-to-last group on Sunday, he made ﬁve bogeys on the opening 10 holes and tied for fourth. But in every other tournament, Woods has looked like any other player. A longtime British journalist came out to watch him at The Players Championship, and after three holes walked back in. “Nothing special here,” the journalist said. There was that missed cut at Quail Hollow with the highest 36-hole score of Woods’ career. There was the neck injury that caused him to withdraw from The Players Championship. In the two other PGA Tour events where he played all four rounds, Woods ﬁnished a combined 26 shots out of
the lead. “Just call it one of those things,” Woods said. “Tried just the same in every one. For some reason, those two (majors) have been my best results.” What to expect from him at St. Andrews? “Yeah, it’s probably hard for me to answer,” Phil Mickelson said. “I probably have as good a guess as you do.” The No. 1 world ranking, which has belonged to Woods over the last ﬁve years, will be up for grabs at St. Andrews between Woods and Mickelson. Mickelson has never fared well in golf’s oldest championship, his only top-10 coming in 2004 when he ﬁnished one shot out of a playoff at Royal Troon. He thinks he has it ﬁgured out, saying that he put too much spin on the ball in recent years. If he has learned the secret to the links, this might be an opportunity to win more than one major in a year for the ﬁrst time.
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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — During the ﬁrst week of January, when Tiger Woods was in therapy and no one knew when he was coming back or how he would play, Jack Nicklaus looked at 2010 as a big year for Woods’ pursuit of major championships. “If Tiger is going to pass my record, this is a big year for him in that regard,” Nicklaus said at the start of the season. It was more much about “where” than who, when or how. Augusta National for the Masters. Pebble Beach for the U.S. Open. St. Andrews for the British Open. Woods has won half of his 14 majors on those courses, just as Nicklaus ﬁnished his career having won half of his record 18 majors on the same three. Woods tied for fourth in the ﬁrst two majors. The Old Course at St. Andrews, however, is where Woods really feels at home. He played his ﬁrst British Open on these ageless links as a 19-year-old amateur and made the cut. He ﬁrst won the career Grand Slam at St. Andrews in 2000 with a record score to par (19-under 269) for an eight-shot victory. He returned in 2005 to win by ﬁve shots and reafﬁrm his dominance in the game. Such is his affection for the Old Course that Woods was asked last month which would be the ideal rotation for him to play the four majors. Without hesitation, Woods replied, “I’d probably pick St. Andrews all four times.” The only question is what kind of game he brings to the home of golf.
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THE BULLOUGH FILES
Henry “Hank” Bullough
w Born: Jan. 24, 1934 in Scranton,
w Playing career: Hank was a
standout guard on both sides of the ball for the Spartans, a sophomore starter on Biggie Munn’s 1952 national title team and a junior on the 1953 team that won the Rose Bowl in MSU’s ﬁrst year in the Big Ten. Hank was a ﬁfth-round pick of Green Bay who played two seasons with the Packers, sandwiched around two years serving in the Korean War. w Size as a college senior: 6-2, 200 w Since then: An MSU assistant coach from 1959-69 under Duffy Daugherty, Hank was defensive coordinator for the great teams of 1965 and ’66. He went on to a successful NFL career that included a 1971 Super Bowl ring with the Baltimore Colts and a head coaching stint with the Buffalo Bills in 1985 and ’86. He lives in Okemos and is executive director of the MSU Football Players Association, which connects former players, assistant coaches and managers with the MSU program.
w Born: Sept. 26, 1964 in Lansing w Playing career: Shane and
offensive lineman Pat Shurmur were the ﬁrst recruits for George Perles, who took over as MSU coach in 1983. A top prospect from Cincinnati Moeller High, Shane played as a true freshman and was the starting middle linebacker as a junior and senior. He is 16th on MSU’s all-time list with 311 career tackles. A back injury that bothered Shane throughout his college career prevented him from attempting a pro career. w Size as a college senior: 5-11, 217 w Since then: Shane got his master’s degree in marketing and spent several years developing shopping centers with his college roommate and brother-in-law, Bobby Morse. He is still in real estate and lives in Traverse City. Shane also assists for the Traverse City St. Francis High football team, where son Max just graduated. Shane and his wife, Lee Ann, have three younger children — sons Riley and Byron and daughter Holly.
w Born: March 3, 1968 in Lansing w Playing career: Chuck was a
redshirt freshman on the 1987 team that won the Big Ten and the Rose Bowl. He took over the starting middle linebacker spot as a junior in 1990, replacing Butkus Award winner Percy Snow. He helped lead MSU to a share of the Big Ten title that season, then set the singleseason record for tackles with 175 as a senior in 1991. He is ﬁfth on MSU’s all-time tackles list with 391. w Size as a college senior: 6-2, 230 w Since then: Bullough was drafted in the eighth round by Philadelphia and played for three teams in a ﬁve-year NFL career. After working as a graduate assistant for MSU, he started his coaching career with the Chicago Bears. He is entering his ﬁfth season with UCLA, his second as defensive coordinator. He and wife Nicole have two daughters, Chloe and Annika.
w Born: Feb. 11, 1992 in Muskegon
w Playing career: A three-year
starter and two-time all-state selection at Traverse City St. Francis High, Bullough was rated among the nation’s top ﬁve inside linebackers by the major recruiting services as a senior. He had 137 tackles and also ran for 466 yards as a senior. Max enrolled early at MSU and was impressive at middle linebacker during the Spartans’ annual spring game. He had a 4.0 grade-point average during MSU’s spring semester. w Size as a college freshman: 6-3, 228
“Michigan State helped us get where we are, so there’s a special bond there.” former MSU player, now UCLA defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough about his family’s connection with Michigan State
Bulloughs: A Spartan tradition CONTINUED FROM 1D
for Michigan State. To him, Michigan State helped his family move up a class, allowed his kids to get educations. “He’s indebted. Michigan State helped us get where we are, so there’s a special bond there.” And a heck of a story. Hank, 76, has several good ones for every stop in a 40-year football career that started and ended in East Lansing. He won a national championship as a Michigan State player for Biggie Munn, then two more as MSU’s defensive coordinator under Duffy Daugherty. His prints are all over the program’s 1950s-60s zenith. He played for Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers. He won a Super Bowl ring as an assistant with the Baltimore Colts. He was credited with bringing the 3-4 defense to the NFL (as defensive coordinator of the Patriots in 1974). MSU Athletic Communications Later, he was dubbed the A little chalk talk: Hank Bullough (left) was the defensive coordinator for legendary MSU head coach Duffy Daugherty in the 1960s. “Doctor of Defense” after his Cincinnati Bengals defenders stuffed Dan Fouts and the San Diego Chargers in the legendary “Freezer Bowl” 1981 AFC championThe Thornhills ship game. w Like the Bulloughs, the Thornhills He was a head coach in left a lot of ballcarriers bruised. the NFL and in the shortAll were linebackers. Charles lived USFL. Oh, and he “Mad Dog” Thornhill played for once helped carry a man defensive coordinator Henry in a wheelchair from a hoBullough on the great teams of tel ﬁre before the 1954 Rose 1965 and ‘66. Josh starred from Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. 1998-2001 and Kaleb manned the “Yep, yep, that’s a good middle from 2004-07. Both were one,” Max said when asked captains as seniors. if he’s heard his grandfather’s hotel ﬁre story. “That’s one of the top ones, The Brandstatters actually.” w Art Brandstatter is one of the Spartans’ all-time greats, a Biggie bests Woody fullback who was All-America as a Hank has traced his famsenior in 1936 — and was ily back ﬁve generations. selected to Sports Illustrated’s “Coal miners,” he said. Silver Anniversary All-America MSU Athletic Communications “That’s all we’d ever been.” Starting out: Hank Bullough poses with sons Shane (left), Chuck (middle), daughter Cheryl and wife team in 1961. Son Art Jr. was an Levi was out of work in MSU end from 1959-61. Younger 1933 in Lancashire, England, Lou Ann. Bullough went from MSU to several coach stops in the NFL and then back to East Lansing. son Jim, though, played offensive so he boarded a boat for line for Michigan. New York and asked for the nearest coal mine when he got there. The Breslins Once established, he sent w Jacweir “Jack” Breslin was a for his wife, Elizabeth, their fullback and senior captain in 1945, daughter and Elizabeth’s later becoming MSU’s vice parents. Hank was born in president and pushing for the Scranton in 1934. multi-purpose basketball arena that In Canton, Levi worked was eventually built and named without pay at the steel mill after him. Jack Jr. lettered from for a few weeks to prove 1968-70 as a linebacker, and John himself. The family joined lettered from 1974-76 as a him months later, in 1940. defensive back. He worked his way up to foreman before severe arThe Zindels thritis eventually left him bed-ridden. w Howard Zindel was a standout Hank was on course for lineman for Charlie Bachman’s Canton Timken High gradteams from 1934-36. Sons Barry uation and a spot in a local and Jack also lettered for MSU roller bearing factory, but football, in 1959 and 1968 his prowess as a football respectively, and Jack lettered in lineman attracted recruitwrestling — along with brothers ers. Bruce, Greg and Jeff. Ohio State’s new coach, Woody Hayes, invited Hank Don Dohoney and to Columbus but told him Eric Gordon his legs were too skinny. Munn liked what he saw w Dohoney was an All-America from the 5-foot-10, defensive end for the Spartans’ 190-pound guard and of1953 Rose Bowl championship fered a scholarship. team. Gordon, his grandson, is Hank started as a sophentering his fourth season as a omore on the 1952 consenstarter at outside linebacker for sus national championship the Spartans. MSU Athletic Communications team and learned about In action: Hank Bullough (67) came to Michigan State in 1951 as a 5-foot-10, 190-pound guard. He coaching from the alwaysDuane and D.J. Young intense Munn. started as a sophomore on the Spartans’ 1952 national championship team under Biggie Munn. w Duane was a bruising tight end, “Biggie ran everything,” fullback and lineman, lettering Hank said. “You knew he George Perles, who was the boss. You really “Hank was an excellent tactician. He put coached Shane and Chuck four years and helping win Big Ten titles in 1987 and 1990. D.J. didn’t know a hell of a at MSU, said of Hank: “He us in a position to win every time out. He was somewhat of a guru, will start at left tackle for MSU as lot about Biggie when you a senior in 2010, after starting at played there. You respected and he was demanding. had us ready for anything they threw at That’s quite a technique, to right tackle as a junior. him, and you were afraid of him a little bit.” tough and demanding us. Anything. And that’s the measure of a be The same could be said and disciplined and the kids age 60. He and Lou Ann of Lombardi, who coached still respect you and don’t good coach.” live in Okemos and he has Hank in 1955 and 1958 with hold it against you.” stayed heavily involved as the Packers. In between, Successful coordinator Bubba Smith Hank served two years in stints with the Patriots and an MSU alum and legend. about playing for Hank Bullough at MSU Most importantly, the Korean War. Bengals followed. Hank got though, as a grandparent. “A lot the same,” Hank a chance to be head coach The Bullough family comes said of Munn and LombarNFL came calling and the Michigan State, man.’” of the USFL’s Pittsburgh ﬁrst. di. “Same personality.” moving began. Hank’s vocal style as Maulers in 1984, but the Max is the one MSU Hank employed that ﬁre “I thought it was the linebackers coach ended up franchise folded. in his coaching, but he also greatest job,” said Shane, ﬁtting in nicely for a team He replaced the ﬁred Kay football fans will be talking about for the next few learned from his line coach, Max’s father, “that your dad that ﬁnished 14-2-1 with a Stephenson as head coach years. To Hank, he’s one of the fun-loving Daugherty. A could possibly have.” Super Bowl V win over Dal- of the Buffalo Bills in 1985, nine grandchildren. knee injury helped Hank las. Smith said he pushed but he was ﬁred midway They all count one for Hank to get the job be- through the 1986 season for They include Kristi Evdecide to accept Daughans, Cheryl’s daughter, who erty’s offer to join the MSU Johnny Unitas had a cause of the respect he had a struggling franchise that staff in 1959. question for Bubba Smith. for him as MSU’s defensive was just about to start turn- was the State Journal’s soccer player of the year as a He was there until 1969, It was the same question coordinator. ing things around under moving up to defensive a lot of Baltimore Colts had “Hank was an excellent, new quarterback Jim Kelly. Mason senior in 2005 before a standout career at coordinator and coaching been asking Smith since excellent tactician,” Smith Shane was an MSU star Oakland. George Webster, Bubba the new, loud, extremely said in a phone interview by then, with Chuck to “And Holly, she might Smith and the ferocious de- intense assistant coach arfrom his Los Angeles home. follow. Hank had stops in be the best athlete of the fenses of the 1965 and ’66 rived. “He put us in a position to Green Bay and Detroit bewhole bunch,” Hank said national title teams. “They were all asking, win every time out. He had fore coming back to MSU Hank and wife Lou Ann ‘Who is that?’ and ‘What’s us ready for anything they in 1994 to try to help Perles of Max’s 12-year-old soccerplaying sister. “She can run had three children — Cher- up with this guy?’” Smith threw at us. Anything. And save his job. like heck. I mean, she is yl, Shane and Chuck. Soon recalled of training camp in that’s the measure of a good It didn’t happen, and something special.” after Chuck was born, the 1970. “I just said, ‘He’s from coach.” Hank decided to retire at
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Three generations of Spartans: Hank Bullough (right), who played and coached at MSU, relaxes with son, Shane (left) and grandson, Max. Shane played at MSU in the 1980s and Max is a freshman.
Max: ‘This is where I am supposed to be’
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tended college. Jim Sr. played at Notre Dame in the 1950s, co-captaining with Paul Hornung. Jim Jr. was a part of the 1977 national championship team. The link is Bobby, who roomed with Shane at MSU and turned in one of the legendary plays in MSU football history, a punt return for a touchdown in a 1984 win at Michigan. MSU coach Mark Dantonio and former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis both had heredity on their side as they battled to land Max, who gave a verbal commitment to MSU during his junior season at Traverse City St. Francis High. Although Max’s family believes it was a tough decision, he said during spring football that it was easier than it may have seemed. “You know, honestly, in my mind, there really wasn’t (a question). I have always been coming here,” said Max, who graduated early from high school so he could enroll and participate in spring drills. “I love Michigan State. This is where I am supposed to be.” That’s the same conclusion Shane and Chuck eventually reached during their recruitment, but not immediately. Shane was a heavily pursued linebacker from Cincinnati Moeller High (Hank was defensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals at the time) who had offers from Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame and Georgia. “Hank never pushed them to go to Michigan State,” said Hank’s wife, Lou Ann, “or even to play football.” The fact that MSU’s new coach was “Uncle” George Perles, though, helped seal the deal. Shane was Perles’ ﬁrst recruit in 1983 — and just to make certain, Perles offered eighth-grader Chuck a scholarship at the time as well. “Turns out he became a great player too,” Perles said. Chuck was a high school star in Orchard Park, N.Y., with his dad serving as head coach of the Buffalo Bills at the time. He strongly considered Syracuse before heading to MSU in 1987. “Part of me thought I didn’t want to follow them, I wanted to do my own thing,” Chuck said. “But looking back, yeah, I was going there.” Shane and Chuck both spent two years starting at middle linebacker, the key position in Perles’ “stunt” 4-3 defense. Shane helped build Perles’ program in four years, while Chuck contributed to MSU’s last two Big Ten titles in his ﬁve years. “They were exactly the same player,” Perles said of Shane and Chuck, who combined for 702 tackles at MSU and earned ﬁrst team AllBig Ten honors as seniors. Now it’s Max’s turn. As with his sons, Hank did not try to sway Max to go to MSU, giving him just this advice on his choice: “If you got hurt the ﬁrst day, God forbid, would you be happy at that school for the rest of your life?” Max is about the same size (6-foot-3, 228) as Chuck was as an MSU senior, and he wants to play right away. It appears likely he’ll get that chance.
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Winner: Linebacker Max Bullough helped lead Traverse City St. Francis to a high school state championship as a senior last fall.
Big Ten blood lines
The State Journal checked with historians and sports information directors around the Big Ten and found that the Bullough family is the ﬁfth known three-generation family among the 11 schools that currently play Big Ten football. Here’s a look at those families and the popularly accepted “ﬁrst family” for each program: w Illinois: The Illini have a pair of
three-generation families — the Wrights (Robert, John Sr. and John Jr.) and the Levantis (Louis, brothers John and Mike, and Nick). The ﬁrst family is the Butkus family, led by NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Dick. His brother Ron and nephews Mark and Luke also played at Illinois. w Indiana: No three-generation families. First family is the Deal family — All-America Russ Deal (1945 Big Ten champs) and sons Mike and Mark Deal. w Iowa: No three-generation families. First family is the Hilgenberg family. Brothers Wally and Jerry played in the 1950s and ’60s. Wally had a 16-year NFL career. Jerry had three sons who played at Iowa, and Wally had one. w Michigan: One three-generation family, the Herrnsteins. Albert and brother William played in the late 19th century, followed by William Jr. (1922-25) and John (1955-58). First family is the Dufek family — three stars in Don, Don Jr. and Bill. w Minnesota: No three-generation families. First family is the Barbers — Marion Jr., Marion III and his brother Dom. Both Marions went on to NFL careers. Barber III Marion III had 35 rushing touchdowns with the Gophers, one more than his father. w Northwestern: No threegeneration families. First family is the Burton family. Ron Burton was an All-America running back
Hank wouldn’t mind seeing Max redshirt, but Shane said he is deferring to his son, who “always pushes the envelope and always has goals.” “The thing with Max is, more than the Bullough legacy, he’s trying to get Michigan State football back to
for Ara Parseghian in the late 1950s. All four of his sons played for Northwestern between 1981 and 1996. w Ohio State: No three-generation families. First family is the Grifﬁn family. Brothers Archie, Ray and Duncan all starred at Ohio State, playing Archie Grifﬁn together in 1975 when Archie won his second straight Heisman trophy. w Penn State: Junior running back Joe Juhey is part of Penn State’s ﬁrst family and the only four-generation family on record in the Big Ten. Great grandfather Bob Higgins was the school’s second All-American, in 1915. His daughter married All-American Steve Suhey. Three of their sons — including Joe’s father, Matt — played for Penn State in the 1970s. Joe’s cousin Kevin also played for Penn State. w Purdue: No three-generation families. First family is the Dierking family, the only father-son captain combination in program history. Scott was a running back and captain before a seven-year NFL career from 1977-83. Dan is a senior captain and fullback who broke Red Grange’s rushing records at Wheaton (Ill.) Warrenville South High. w Wisconsin: No three-generation families. First family is the Holland family. Louis played for the Badgers from 1961-64, followed by sons Louis Jr. and Tyler. — Joe Rexrode
where it should be,” Shane said. “I want my son to have the best experience he can possibly have, obviously, but the thrill is in the hunt of becoming a championship team again. I know coach Dantonio and he has those goals, and we have those goals.”
MIAMI — In Chris Bosh, the Miami Heat got a power forward and a power broker. Sure, Heat president Pat Riley pulled together the deal, Dwyane Wade had a county renamed in his honor and the anticipation of LeBron James’ decision turned into a drama unlike anything the NBA has likely ever seen. But the ﬁrst domino that fell into place was Bosh — and if he went elsewhere, the other two stars almost surely would have as well. It went down like this: Bosh told Wade he wanted to play in Miami, which immediately convinced the 2006 NBA ﬁnals MVP to spurn Chicago’s offer and stay with the Heat. About 48 hours later, Wade got a call from James, telling him it’d be a South Beach threefor-all. However long Bosh stays with the Heat, he may never have a more signiﬁcant assist. “I think it was more of a collective effort,” Bosh said. “I know these two guys. They have to make their own decisions. There was no point where we asked each other to, ‘OK, we’re going to talk and we’re all going to go here.’ We have to play in the best positions for our families, for ourselves, and for our careers. “And Miami was the obvious choice.” Not until Bosh made up his mind, it wasn’t. Wade was absolutely torn by the decision between Chicago and Miami, so much so that he asked family members to write down their top choices — and that didn’t even break the tie between his hometown and the city where he’s starred for seven years. He told the Heat the only way he would stay put is if they landed Bosh or James. Bosh had a half-dozen offers, but knew the only way he’d get to play with two superstars was by coming to Miami. So he took his leap of Heat faith. “When Chris told me that,” Wade said, “it all just came together. And then it was up to LeBron.” James eventually completed the trifecta — three of the top ﬁve choices from the 2003 draft — that will surely be the talk of the NBA for years to come. In Miami, the start of the free-agent period was called “We Want Wade” week, including a move by ofﬁcials to ceremonially rename the county from Miami-Dade to Miami-Wade. By week’s end, the Heat got Wade and a whole lot more. “There’s no question about it, they become the fa-
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It’s on to Miami: After several seasons with the Toronto Raptors, Chris Bosh is joining up with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade to play for the Miami Heat. Bosh is credited for setting the scenario in which fellow free agents Wade and James decided to join each other in Flordia. vorites along with Boston to win the East,” Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy said. “The East has certainly gotten better. It’s not getting any easier. You have three guys, AllStars, in the prime of their career. That’s a heckuva team to match up against.” The possibilities are endless, already getting scrawled on the white boards in Heat coach Erik Spoelstra’s ofﬁce. Wade at shooting guard, James at small forward, Bosh at power forward. Each routinely sees doubleteams, and that will continue. But unless the NBA starts allowing Miami opponents to play with at least six guys, then Wade, James and Bosh all can’t have two defenders draped around them at once. That’s where Bosh could ﬂourish, those around him say. “When Chris was in high school, he didn’t even say he was the best player on his team,” said Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt, who had Bosh on his team for one year before the then-teenager jumped to the NBA. “And they went 40-0 and won a national championship. That’s who he is. It’s not about who gets credit for what.” Playing in Toronto wasn’t exactly been a path to superstardom for Bosh. The Raptors — who have ravenous fans in their own city — simply haven’t drawn much attention in the United States, mainly because of a lack of postseason success (Bosh has never reached the second round of the NBA playoffs) and that they’re just not on television as much as the glitzier clubs. That’ll change now. Oddsmakers in Las Vegas al-
ready are saying the Heat are favorites to win the 2011 NBA title. “Just with us coming together, it’s going to be out there,” Bosh said of the immediate pressure to win. “So we just have to be prepared for that and we have to stay behind each other, keep each other standing tall and just support each other and that’s all it’s about. When you’re having tough times, you rely on your friends, you rely on your teammates to pull you out of it.” Bosh might only seem like the ‘other guy’ in this Heat star cluster. No, he doesn’t have the MVP trophies like James and the championship ring like Wade. Make no mistake: He can play. Bosh is one of only three players with at least 10,000 points, 4,500 rebounds and 600 blocked shots over the last seven seasons, joining Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan. He’s averaged a double-double in three of his seven years, and coming off a season where he put up career-highs of 24.0 points, 10.8 rebounds and 52 percent shooting. And James is already letting Miami know, this team isn’t being built as a one- or two-man operation. “This is not just all about D-Wade and C.B. and LeBron,” James said. “It’s about the whole team. It’s about the whole organization, starting from the top to the bottom.” Bosh has been at the bottom for too long, never getting remotely close to an NBA title. In Miami, thanks to his decision, he’s got that longawaited chance to ﬁnally see the top.
Fowles leads U.S. team past WNBA All-Stars Former LSU star scores 23 points in 99-72 victory VIN A. CHERWOO Associated Press
UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Sylvia Fowles stole the spotlight from the UConn reunion at the WNBA AllStar game. F o w l e s 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. Fowles shot 9 for 11 from the ﬁeld and grabbed eight rebounds, earning the MVP
award in a game that had six former or current Huskies players on a U.S. team led by Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma and played about 30 miles south of the school’s campus. “They’re on this team for a reason,” said Fowles, a former LSU standout. “They’re great players. ... They play well together. They have that chemistry. They know what they want and they know how to win. Just to be a part of that crew, it makes you feel good.” Candice Dupree and Swin Cash had 13 points apiece, UConn senior Maya Moore added 12 and Angel McCoughtry 11 for the U.S. Katie Douglas had 15 points, Penny Taylor scored 12 and Sophia Young added 10 for the All-Stars. Fowles was dominant
over the ﬁrst 6½ minutes of the second half, shooting 5 for 6 from the ﬁeld, 3 for 4 from the free-throw line and grabbing ﬁve rebounds. The Chicago Sky center converted a layup with 3:38 to go in the third to make it 68-37, the U.S.’s biggest of the game. “Syl did a great job,” U.S. and Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird said. “She’s such a dominant player, you saw it. She can get every rebound if she wants. She can score 20 points a night if she wants.” The All-Stars triedtomake a run in the fourth quarter. Young scored six points, Taylor had ﬁve and Lindsay Whalen four as the WNBA used a 17-6 run to pull to 81-61 with 6:12 remaining. But that was as close as it got down the stretch.