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LIGHTING THE FUSE
Wear Blue to Distracted driving Work April 11 O
here are some causes that should not exist. Child abuse is one of those issues that, with education and evolution, should be relegated to the scrapheap of human history, with bubonic plague and scurvy. But in 2011, Lucas County Children Services (LCCS) received 4,148 referrals of suspected child abuse involving 6,046 children and discovered 587 area children were abused or neglected. The agency’s hotline for reporting child abuse receives about 750 calls per month and 300-400 are investigated. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year’s theme is “child abuse is preventable.” LCCS has worked with local media to spearhead a number of events, including a March 29 Blues Against Child Abuse concert, which drew nearly 150 people to Dégagé Jazz Café in Maumee to hear Voodoo Libido and contribute to the cause. LCCS has more events planned throughout April, including Wear Blue to Work Day on April 11. As reported by Toledo Free Press Staff Thomas F. Pounds Writer Brigitta Burks, workers are encouraged to wear blue to the office, photograph a group of co-workers wearing the color and post it online via social media. “We’re trying to get everybody aware and develop that sense of camaraderie,” LCCS Public Information Officer Julie Malkin said. “We want to have fun, get people involved and aware and take advantage of social media.” Buttons promoting the day are available by calling (419) 213-3254. LCCS and other agencies will present information at the “We Care About Our Kids: Community Forum on Child Sexual Abuse” at 6:30 p.m April 18 at the University of Toledo Scott Park Campus. Admission is free. A ceremony honoring local children who died as a result of street violence, abuse or neglect will take place at 11:30 a.m. April 25 at the LCCS offices, 705 Adams St., Toledo. Since April 2011, no children have died in Lucas County from abuse or neglect, but Timothy Blair, 14, Deadrick Rocker, 17, and Montelle Taylor, 17, died as a result of violence. To help promote Wear Blue to Work Day, LCCS and Toledo Free Press invited dozens of community leaders to the Main Toledo-Lucas County Public Library for this week’s cover photo. Jim Walrod of the Image Group provided the blue T-shirts for people from every walk of local media, government, public services and nonprofit life. We profusely thank each and every individual who gave his or her time for the photo, taken by Toledo Free Press Photo Editor Joseph Herr. Wearing a blue shirt to work is a minor gesture for such a crucial issue. We hope to see you in blue April 11. To report a case of suspected abuse, call (419) 213-CARE. O Thomas F. Pounds is president and publisher of Toledo Free Press and Toledo Free Press Star. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
O 18-to-20-year-olds are four times as likely to be inn my morning drive April 4, I ran a red light, grazed a deer, blew through a stop sign, clipped a pedes- volved in a distracted driving accident than drivers more trian at a crosswalk, sideswiped a car and was tick- than 35 years old. The National Safety Council has also eted for several traffic violations. weighed in: It was all my fault; I was chatting with a O Communities that enact bans on passenger, texting on my phone and checking hand-held devices but continue to allow messages while I was driving. hands-free devices see no reduction in the Fortunately, all of that happened during number of crashes after bans take effect. a session in a Distracted Driving Simulator O Each year, more than 1.1 million in the lobby of Owens Corning. But it was a crashes (25 percent of all crashes) are atharsh reminder of a common sense principle tributed to cellphone use, accounting for we all ignore: You cannot safely drive if your 500,000 injures and 5,000 deaths. This works attention is divided. out to more than 3,000 crashes, 1,300 injuThe simulator is a three-monitor setup with a steering wheel, gas pedal and brake on Michael S. miller ries, and 13 deaths every day. O A new study of company vehicle fleet the floor. I drove through the realistic video for about seven minutes, trying to watch all the mirrors and crash rates reveals the top safety performers are companies environmental challenges, while a passenger voice gave di- with policies enacting a total ban on cell phone use (handrections and an on-screen cellphone flashed messages and held and hands-free) that enforce such policies. Of course, it’s not just cell phones. People eat and drink asked for answers. The simulator, an Ohio Department of Transporta- in their cars, engage in personal grooming and distract tion project, has been touring Ohio, with stops this week themselves with navigation systems, videos, radios, CD at SSOE, the University of Toledo and Oregon’s municipal and MP3 players and all kinds of curious behavior. When complex. It ought to be in every high school and workplace, I lived in South Florida and drove I-95 every day (home to remind people that when they are driving, they are in to the rudest drivers I’ve ever encountered, although some control of a lethal torpedo that is one of the most effective of the people on Brint Road in Sylvania and Secor Road in Toledo are pretty bad), I saw people engaged in reckless instruments of murder ever invented. According to Matt Schroder, senior leader of corporate behavior that ranged from openly drinking from beer cans communications, Owens Corning has gone beyond simply to makin’ babies, two activities which are reckless enough offering the simulator by recently making it official policy on stable, dry land. I am a much better driver when my wife and kids are in for employees to leave the cellphone alone when driving: “Drivers are prohibited from utilizing a cellphone (hand-held the car than I am when I am driving solo. I am definitely or hands-free) to conduct company business while the vehicle guilty of talking on the cellphone and occasionally texting as I make my way to and from work. is in operation or while driving on company property. It’s a hard habit to break, but after plowing through O Includes texting, checking emails, accepting incoming calls or placing a call unless the vehicle is com- the streets of the distracted driving simulator like Homer Simpson fighting Peter Griffin for the steering wheel, I have pletely stopped and properly parked in a safe location. O Including handheld, hands-free or an in-vehicle in- a greater understanding of the dangers I am ignoring. I signed the pledge to put the cellphone down when I stalled system.” The statistics are brutal. According to the State Highway drive, but the incentive of my family is all I need. Whether Patrol of Ohio, “Driving while texting or talking on the using the phone while driving gets me killed with or phone is considered more dangerous than driving at .08 without them in the car, I’d be just as dead, and there is blood alcohol content. Nearly 80 percent of crashes and simply nothing on that BlackBerry that can’t wait. I used to tell people that, like the bad guy in “Raiders 65 percent of close calls involve a driver’s lack of attention of the Lost Ark” who grabs the burning medallion and within three seconds before the event.” A fact sheet handed out by SSOE, which has a similar sears its design into his hand, I have the BlackBerry “B” policy prohibiting talking and texting on a cellphone imprinted in my palm from holding it so much. After failing the distracted driving simulator, I plan to conduct company business while driving, contained on working to make sure that “B” begins to fade from these statistics: O Driver distraction is a contributor in 93 percent of my grasp. O rear-end collisions. O Driving while using a cell phone reduces brain ac- Michael S. Miller is editor in chief of Toledo Free Press and Toledo Free Press Star. Email him at email@example.com. tivity associated with driving by 37 percent.
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Shaun and sara hegarty with daughter leah. The hegartys suffered a miscarriage in 2011 but are expecting a baby boy in the fall.
Media couple’s pregnancy loss leads to March of Dimes collaboration — and hope for the new baby on the way By Bridget Tharp
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On the air, nothing is off limits for Sara Hegarty. On any given day as co-host of the Morning Rush on 92.5 KISS FM, she might
endure teasing about her sex life or participate in any range of shudder-inducing stunts. The perils of guessing the wrong “American Idol” finalist or a Super Bowl champ vary for this radio personality. She has shaved off her eyebrows, swallowed a mouthful of crickets and explored a bathroom with her tongue. (She
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has video proof for any skeptics.) When she and her family faced the devastating loss of her pregnancy last year, sharing the experience with listeners felt natural to Sara. Her husband, Shaun Hegarty, an anchor for FOX Toledo and frequent guest on the Morning Rush, agreed. Just a week after
the miscarriage, the couple went on the air together. They relived their loss for thousands of radio listeners, even describing the moment they noticed the absence of their unborn child’s heartbeat.
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n MARCH CONTINUED FROM A4 “I live my life on the radio,” Sara said of the decision to go public. “I feel it’s my job to share this. Shaun and I, we let people into our lives every day.” A year later, she plans to broadcast her story again as she hosts the March of Dimes’ March for Babies at Fifth Third Field Downtown on April 15. When she shares her story with the public this time, the tale will have a bittersweet twist: after a year of mourning her loss, dwelling on the uncertainty of her health and coping with the unsettling suspense of various medical tests, Sara is pregnant again. It’s a boy.
‘Mommy, you just have to be patient’
In the front yard of their West Toledo home on a recent Sunday afternoon, Sara and Shaun are chasing their 4-year-old, Leah. The toddler is gleefully winning as the game alternates between duck-duck-goose and freeze tag. Her 4-foot-long inflatable princess wand might be considered an unfair advantage if she were playing with anyone other than her doting parents. Leah has no qualms about her new role as big sister. She has volunteered to wash the baby’s face during bath time and to introduce her new brother to the coolest Disney princes during their next trip to Florida. She became chummy with the royalty during her princess makeover on her recent visit to Disney World. Leah is so prepared, she even named the kid. Just call him: “Handsome Santa’s-Good-Boy Hegarty.” How did she learn so much about being a big sister? “Because I’m big and I know how to be,” the 4-year-old said. Imagine having to convince this confident little girl that her sibling wasn’t coming after all. It was April 26, 2011. Just past the 17th week of Sara’s second pregnancy. Not so very long after she awoke Shaun at 3 a.m. to report they were expecting another child, but not long enough to know that it would be another girl. It was just a routine ultrasound. Sara knew there was something wrong before she asked the technician why she couldn’t see the heartbeat. Because the heart isn’t beating, the technician told her calmly. At first, she argued. But the doctor had her convinced before the appointment was over. “Things were just in my head, spiraling. And I looked at him, and said, ‘What am I going to tell my daughter?” Sara recalled asking. “I thought this question was going to bring my baby back. If they know that I have a 3-yearold who thinks Mommy is having a baby, I’ll magically be pregnant again.
No one had answers.” It was Shaun who explained to Leah that mommy’s baby went to heaven. When she insisted on singing to the baby in her mom’s belly, they knew Leah didn’t understand. They aren’t sure whether Leah even understood months later, when the family launched balloons into the sky to reach the baby and Shaun’s father in heaven. Sara’s faith has her suspecting that Leah’s advice to her the day she learned of the miscarriage may have been borrowed wisdom. “That first day I cried a lot. A lot. And she looked at me, and said, ‘Mommy, you just have to be patient. You’ll have another baby in your belly,’” Sara said. “And I looked at her, and I’m thinking, ‘That’s probably the wisest thing anybody’s ever said to me.’”
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‘The beginning of the nightmare’ Two days later, Shaun and Sara returned to the doctor for her surgical procedure, a dilation and curettage, to remove the remains of her pregnancy. The complications began during the final steps of the surgery when Sara started to hemorrhage. The surgical team administered a coagulant injection in order to clot her blood and minimize her blood loss, but, instead, the drug worsened Sara’s hemorrhaging. Recovery wouldn’t be easy. For starters, Sara’s loss of blood caused a pounding headache that lasted for days without relief. Healing would be slower. And, there would be months of tests before doctors could theorize whether it was a genetic autoimmune disease or a blood clot that killed the baby. “We were not to try to have another baby until they figured out what was wrong with me. That was the beginning of the nightmare,” she said.
‘Our lives on the radio’
Though Sara felt no pressure from the radio station or her on-air companions to share her story, she had no doubt that she should do so. The first person Sara called after her miscarriage was the host of the Morning Rush, Sid Kelly. “I think I was building the courage to call my parents,” she said. Between 10 and 15 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. But there was little comfort for Shaun and Sara in statistics. Some comfort came from where they least expected: complete strangers. Radio listeners related to their heartache. Some offered poems to cope with the loss of a child, while others simply shared their own experience. Kelly recalled the unusual absence of ringing phones as Sara and Shaun
SAra Hegarty will host the April 15 march of dimes’ march for babies at fifth third field.
recounted their heartbreak. He counts that as evidence that listeners truly care about Sara, and her family’s ordeal. “I think everybody (listening) stopped their day to hear what happened to Sara,” he said. “She is who she is on the radio, every time she’s been over to my house for dinner, or hanging out after the show. We share so much of our lives on the radio, maybe that is a surprise.” After Shaun and Sara shared their story on the radio, she was overwhelmed by dozens of phone calls and hundreds of emails. Many of the messages were from formerly expectant parents who had experienced the pain of a miscarriage. “When this happened to us I was surprised to hear as many people on the air talking to her that went through this,” Shaun recalled. “I guess the numbers just didn’t really hit me until you start hearing personal stories.”
Suzanne Weller, executive director for the March of Dimes in Northwest Ohio, was listening when Sara and Shaun shared their story. She reached out to explain the resources the organization could provide, and explained that the mission of the March of Dimes is for each woman to have a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. Sara’s involvement and willingness to share her story with radio listeners have helped the organization’s largest
annual event, the March for Babies, grow, Weller said. There are 3,000 participants registered for the event, which is a boost of 500 since last year. “The beautiful thing about Sara is she is very honest and very clear,” the executive director said. As Sara endured several months of inconclusive medical testing to determine the cause of her miscarriage, she learned that her baby had been a girl. Though she expected the news to help her cope with the loss, it created additional pain. What helped was for Sara and Shaun to name the baby she lost. They agreed on Hope, and Sara started wearing a bracelet and anklet with a “hope” charm. When the anklet broke during the family’s holiday trip to Disney World, she panicked. But Shaun had a feeling she didn’t need hope anymore. On New Year’s Eve in Florida, Sara discovered she was pregnant again. Though their luck and Sara’s health may be improving, they can’t help but be cautious until the baby comes in September. Sara’s pregnancy is considered high-risk, so she must inject herself daily with anticoagulants to avoid the blood clots that may have affected her previous pregnancy. But she’s going above and beyond doctor’s orders, by cutting out all the foods that any medical study or old wives’ tales suggest might be harmful. Shaun’s persistent superstitions have kept him from buying diapers or baby wipes.
“The last time, with the miscarriage, we didn’t imagine anything was going to happen. It didn’t enter my head that there would be an issue. And there was,” Shaun said. “So this time, we’re not taking anything for granted. I’m certainly not.”
A platform to transform
Since Sara and Shaun first accepted an invitation to host the charity’s annual Signature Chefs Auction this past fall, Sara now embraces additional responsibilities as a board member and active fundraiser for the local March of Dimes. She credits her newfound involvement in the nonprofit organization for helping her to move past the grief of her miscarriage. The charity gives her another platform to transform her grief into something positive, and meet other women who are learning how to do the same. She’s found healing in that. “I’m such a high-strung person, and I stress out and I worry about everything. And I feel that I’ve really just started letting things roll off that I can’t fix,” Sara said. “There really are no words of wisdom, because everybody goes through this differently, but just for women to know they’re not alone. I think that’s the biggest thing. Not every woman gets an influx of one hundred emails when she shares her story. I feel like it’s my job to get it out there.” O
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A year has passed since the city hired a lobbying firm to represent Toledo’s interests in Columbus and the city finance director says the anniversary marks a success. Sean P. Dunn & Associates has enabled Toledo to balance its budget and keep a close eye on discussions that fill the state’s House and Senate floors, said Patrick McLean, city finance director. The three lobbyists, Sean Dunn, Lisa Dodge and Christie Angel, are Columbus-based and represent nearly 25 associations, health care systems and companies. Toledo is the group’s only municipal client. City Council approved the hire for $60,000 a year April 5, 2011. “When cities are already struggling and the state has been struggling too trying to balance its budget, there is no more important time to have a lobbying presence in Columbus than right now,” McLean said. McLean referenced the $48 million deficit that faced Mayor Mike Bell’s administration when he took office, combined with the dwindling amount of money eked out of the state each
year. Toledo received $25 million from the state in 2007; by 2013, the city will get only about $8 million. One of the ways the city has handled the predicament is by going after delinquent taxes. In 2010, the extra effort pulled in $4.1 million in delinquent taxes, followed by $4.5 million in 2011. Talks in Columbus are threatening to hinder the city’s efforts, McLean said. Proposals have began floating around that would centralize tax collection, authorizing the state to collect on behalf of cities. McLean said he doubts that a centralized force collecting taxes from numerous other entities would be able to act as aggressively as the city has. That’s where Sean P. Dunn & Associates comes in. The lobbyists call McLean at the first hint of talks like these, McLean said. Then, they can take measures to try to stop proposals from further motion. “Sometimes success is seen in what does not happen rather than what does happen,” he said. He said a concrete example of success was the sale of parking garages. The city needed to sell the garages to balance its budget but wording in a statute forbade the municipality from transferring the property. Basically, the city owned
the meters but it did not own the streets where the meters sat. Up to the deadline on the state floors, Sean P. Dunn & Associates were able to change the law and the city then sold the garages to the ToledoLucas County Port Authority. The sale brought in $13 million. About $5 million went to resolve debt and about $7.8 fed the general fund. The deal enabled the city to balance its budget, McLean said. Councilman Tom Waniewski, who opposed hiring the lobbying firm last year, said he would expect the firm to perform its job well but that doesn’t change his original contention. “We elect state representatives; aren’t they supposed to be lobbying on our behalf down there?” He also took issue with the difficulties encountered in reaching the lobbying firm as well as acquiring basic information about what the group has accomplished. He said he asked for an update from the city in January and hadn’t received anything until recently. He said he called Sean P. Dunn & Associates last week and is still waiting for a return call. McLean said he talks to the lobbyists often — depending on the issue at hand he might converse with them several times a week. Dunn said legislators are the stron-
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City finance director reflects on year with lobbying firm
From left, Sean P. Dunn, Lisa Dodge and Christie Angel.
gest lobbyists because they have the votes, but that these elected officials and their small staffs are inundated with a gamut of issues. Private lobbying firms can narrow their focus to a particular bill or interest, he said. “Their whole world is a constant kind of drinking from a fire hose so they’re very willing to help the city and their region, but the role we often fill is helping the city as our client efficiently deal with them,” Dunn said. McLean added that representatives and state senators do not cover just the city; the city might be only a portion of their constituency. “It would be unfair of us to ask [State
Profile of Excellence: Bradley Patterson Owens Community College Alumnus
Bradley Patterson grew up in the Point Place region of Toledo. He was the youngest of four children.
“All of my credits transferred and I was able to graduate in only two years,” said Patterson.
He graduated from Whitmer High School in 2001. He thought he knew what he wanted to do right away – be an architect or an engineer.
He graduated in 2005 from the University of Toledo in Marketing and Finance.
He enrolled at Owens Community College to take the necessary pre-requisites so he could save money and then transfer to a four-year university. He chose Owens because he felt the small class sizes would suite his needs better.
After graduation, he accepted a job at Northwestern Mutual Financial Network as a financial representative.
“In my first semester, I took a calculus class and I knew that engineering just wasn’t for me,” said Patterson. “But I loved my marketing class,” he added. He decided to switch majors and enter the Business Management program. He loved the professors because they made learning feel real and fun. “Owens taught me how to succeed in college. Studying and learning in college is different than high school and I was able to learn how to study,” said Patterson. In 2003, he transferred to the University of Toledo.
Bradley Patterson Financial Representative/Field Director Northwestern Mutual Financial Network 2005 Graduate
“Speech classes at Owens gave me the confidence to talk in front of people, which comes in handy in my field,” said Patterson.
Rep.] Teresa Fedor, (D-47) to stop representing everyone else and just represent us,” he said. “She couldn’t do it and quite frankly she shouldn’t do it.” The city has a three-year contract with Sean P. Dunn & Associates but the deal will be up for renewal in a couple of months. McLean seeks to renew the contract. Dunn, Dodge and Angel said they’re eyeing a fund for local governments called the Local Government Innovation Fund. The firm aims to help the city apply for a loan or grant that encourages local governments to collaborate with each other. Whatever projects they might seek are still in the draft stages, the firm said. O
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He helps his clients achieve financial security and now mentors new individuals at the company as they begin their careers.
He works with several hundred clients, which keeps Patterson busy, but happy. His office wall is filled with awards from his company for building relationships with his clients and achieving excellence at work.
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Patterson, along with his wife, Brittany, just welcomed a new baby girl named Braelyn into his family. “In five years or even ten, I hope to be right here. I love my role with clients and would never want to give up the great life I have,” said Patterson.
“Owens taught me how to succeed in college.”
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Red Cross Titanic re-creation dinner set for April 14 By Sarah Ottney
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A nine-course meal, ballroom dancing to music of the era and a silent auction will be featured as part of an upcoming re-creation dinner commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic. The event is set for 6 p.m. April 14 at Central Park West, 3141 Central Park West Dr., and will commemorate those lost (including several from the Toledo area) as well as celebrate the continuing disaster relief efforts of the American Red Cross. Tickets are $100 per person. Captain’s table tickets are sold out. Proceeds from the event will go to the American Red Cross, Greater Toledo Chapter. “People are showing a lot of interest in this event,” said Jason Copsey, communications specialist with the American Red Cross. “They recognize how unique it is and, with it being the 100th anniversary of the sinking, it’s an opportunity to not only support a local organization, but also to have a memorable and historically themed evening.” Actor Dave DeChristopher will portray Captain Edward Smith and the dinner will be a close approximation of a meal actually served on Titanic, Copsey said, including courses with beef, chicken, oysters and more. Silent auction items will include historic memorabilia, an autograph from a Titanic survivor, movie items and gift baskets donated from several local sponsors, including Paulette’s Studio of Dance, Kurt Nielsen Pho-
tography and G Forces. Local music group TAPESTRY, consisting of Denise Grupp-Verbon on harp and her husband, Michael, on guitar, will perform live music from the era as guests arrive. “We have gathered a few selections from a Titanic songbook and we will also be featuring Celtic music selections since the Titanic sailed from Ireland,” Denise said. “We hope people enjoy it — although I’m happy to say we will not be going down with the ship. I think you’d be hard-pressed to find someone that is not fascinated by the story because it’s just such an extraordinary story of survival.” The evening will also include: O A performance by local singersongwriter Mark Graff O Titanic prints signed by local artist Rudolph Schroeder O Titanic personal caricatures by local artist Jim Beard O Hand-rolled cigars O Ballroom dance performance and instruction by Paulette’s Studio of Dance O Photos by Kurt Nielsen of Kurt Nielsen Photography The event is sponsored by Toledo Free Press, Louisville Title, Midwest Terminals and Hollywood Casino Toledo. FOX Toledo is the event’s media partner. The dinner is part of a Titanic memorial series that includes an April 15 commemorative issue of Toledo Free Press, displays in Toledo-Lucas County Public libraries, Rave Motion Pictures’ presentation of James Cameron’s “Titanic 3D” and an artifact exhibit at Henry Ford Museum
in Dearborn, Mich. Copsey said he hopes guests have a memorable evening. “This will be a unique event. It’s not often you get to have something like this,” Copsey said. “It was Red Cross volunteers providing care to the people rescued from the site as soon as they got back to the harbor in New York City. “All services the Red Cross provides are made possible by the generosity of the community. An event like this is a great way to show your support of the Red Cross while having a special evening.” For more information or to order tickets, contact Jason Copsey at (419) 329-2619. O
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Toledo, Perrysburg libraries mark Titanic anniversary By Brigitta Burks
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Two area libraries are giving patrons an opportunity to learn more about the Titanic tragedy through exhibits and an event. “You don’t really realize what happened around the sinking, all the ships out there, all the information they had,” said Rebecca Stanwick, an intern at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library who organized the exhibit there. “The big thing we’re trying to promote is not just history, but the information the library has available.” The display is slated to be in the humanities department at the Main library, N. 325 Michigan St., from April 9 to May 31. The “Titanic Sinks!” display will contain five cases highlighting the library’s extensive periodical collection from 1912. Stanwick, a graduate student in the University of Toledo’s English department, organized the display so it tells a story. “I do want the exhibit itself to tell the story of what happened; I don’t want it to be just random tidbits,” she said. The exhibit includes a timeline “so you can trace what exactly happened the night [the ship] sank, who got on a boat, who didn’t get on a boat,” Stanwick said. “Titanic Sinks!” also contains information on William Harbeck, a filmmaker from Toledo, who died in the sinking. At the
time of his death, Harbeck was traveling with a woman who may have been his mistress, Henriette Yvois. This resulted in confusion when his wife, based in Toledo, came to claim his body as some officials thought Yvois, who had also died, was Harbeck’s wife, Stanwick said. “He has this huge, kinda weird connection and history involving his life and it all came out when he was declared dead from the sinking,” she said. Stanwick’s “personal favorite” part of the display features some of the 15 couples who were honeymooning aboard the Titanic. Another part highlights the finding of the Titanic in the 1980s. The library also received 15-20 new books on the ship. “Titanic Sinks!” is free and open during library hours, noon-8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Way Public Library has a display with periodicals and other items of the time period now through April 20 in the lower level gallery. History buff and Rossford resident Judy Sikorski orchestrated much of the display, said Mary Meyer, programming/public information specialist at Way. The main attraction at Way is an event planned for 6 p.m. April 13. Musical duo TAPESTRY starts the evening with harp and guitar and will play for an hour. The 1958 film, “A Night to Remember,” based on the book by Walter Lord, will start at 7 p.m. “People my age remember it used
to be on TV all the time,” Meyer said. “We did not want to show the newer version, because we know so many people have seen it and it’s not as historically accurate.” Also on April 13, a 1908 Brush car will be on display outside the library before traveling to “Tea on the Titanic” the next day. The April 14 event, put on by Historic Perrysburg, Inc., is at the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, 502 E. 2nd St., Perrysburg from noon-3 p.m. The unsinkable Molly Brown, played by Perrysburg resident Patrice Spitzer, will make an appearance at the historically themed tea party. The Way Library movie showing is free and includes refreshments. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday seasonally. Way Library is at 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. The library has also added more than 20 new books on Titanic to its collection. In addition, Way has Titanic offerings for children. “We’ve always been aware that children are fascinated by Titanic. Our children’s librarians say there’s quite an interest in it,” Meyer said. The library will host a Fun Library After School Happenings program 4:30-5:30 p.m. April 19 for second through fifth graders. Students will learn facts on the Titanic’s sinking and the finding of its remains, Meyer said. A home-schoolers’ book discus-
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At age 16, well-known counselor Alan Wolfelt already knew he wanted to help those reeling from the grief associated with death. As a young person, he lost his best friend and grandparents and wrote a mission statement that his life’s goal was to help those with similar experiences. By age 19, he had written his first book on loss. Now, about 30 books later, he is director of the Center of Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colo. He travels the country with his message of promoting companionship with grievers instead of treating them. On April 23 and 24, Wolfelt will bring that message to Toledo at two free events organized by Walker Funeral Homes. “[Wolfelt’s] very intellectual, but also funny. There’s a lot of interesting and meaningful stories he shares,” said Keith Walker, president of Walker Funeral Homes. Walker attended a retreat at Wolfelt’s Colorado center in 2004, an experience he called “a great, great thing.” n WOLFELT CONTINUES ON A12
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n WOLFELT CONTINUED FROM A11 An avid reader of Wolfelt’s books, Walker first invited the counselor to Toledo two years ago and plans to bring him back every other year if possible. The April 23 seminar topic is “Exploring Critical Questions for When Someone Dies,” and the April 24 topic is “Exploring the Dimensions of Adult Grief: The Caregiver’s Role.” One issue Wolfelt will focus on is the importance of providing a safe place for mourners. “We live in one of the world’s most mourning-avoidant cultures,” he said. “We want to give people three days off and then ask things like ‘Are you over it?’” Most people who care for those affected by grief fit into one of three categories: positive, neutral and negative. Positive people “know their job is to enter what [mourners] think and feel,” Wolfelt said. These people remember that the mourner is the “expert” on his or her grief. Neutral people “say things like, ‘If you need me, call me.’” Negative people “make you feel worst. They try to take grief away.” Being a positive influence and providing mourners a safe place is vital, Wolfelt said. “If you have safe places and safe people, you can do what we call the work of mourning. Sadly, most people don’t have those safe places,” he said. Wolfelt’s message also stresses the idea of mourning and not just grieving. Grief is a feeling, Wolfelt said, while “mourning is a shared social response. It’s grief gone public.” Mourning can occur through
We don’t get over grief. We live with and are changed by grief. You can replace a trinket. You can’t replace something precious that you’ve loved as a person.” — Alan Wolfelt talking with friends, journaling, visiting a counselor and in many other ways, Wolfelt said “You integrate that loss and you are transformed,” he said of the mourning process. Still, grief is something that doesn’t necessarily go away. “We don’t get over grief. We live with and are changed by grief,” Wolfelt said. “You can replace a trinket. You can’t replace something precious that you’ve loved as a person and, in that case, you’re going to be different and that’s not a bad thing.” Although painful, that transformation can bring about other positive changes. “When somebody in your life dies, you come to realize what gives significance and meaning is the people you connect to,” Wolfelt said. As for the adage “Time heals all wounds”? “I always say grief waits on welcome, not on time. Time is only an in-
fluence if you have that safety,” Wolfelt said, adding that the cliché can be a passive way to deal with grief. Mourners are often told it’s better to look ahead when all they want to do is remember the past. “When you have a loss, there’s an instinct to go backward, but yet many of the messages we give are ‘Put the past in the past,’” Wolfelt said. Instead, he recommended helping the mourner tell stories about his or her deceased loved one. It’s also important not to sugarcoat the process, he said. “[People] try to put a happy face on [death] when we’ve come to understand there’s times in life when we have a downward turn in our psyche. We have darkness before we have light,” Wolfelt said. Senior citizens tend to have more losses in their lives so it’s important to be sensitive to their mourning needs, he added. “We need to recognize as we age we have more and more losses that require us to slow down and give attention to those losses,” Wolfelt said. “Allow an older adult to talk about what losses have shaped their life.” Registration for “Exploring Critical Questions for When Someone Dies” starts at 6:30 p.m. April 23. Registration for “Exploring the Dimensions of Adult Grief: The Caregiver’s Role” begins at 8 a.m. April 24. Both programs are free and at Central Park West, 3141 Central Park West, Toledo. Advanced reservations are preferred. Call (419) 841-2422 to save a spot or visit www.centerforloss.com for more information. O
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Agency events mark Child Abuse Prevention Month By Sarah Ottney
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Lucas County Children Services (LCCS) has a reputation as “bad guys” and “baby snatchers,” but nothing could be further from the truth, said the agency’s executive director Dean Sparks. “Many in the community expect us to go out in vans, take kids away and then tell parents what they need to do to get them back, and if they don’t do it quickly enough they will never get them back,” Sparks said. “I’ve heard people say we get money from the federal government for every child we bring into our care. Not true. We don’t get any rewards for removing kids. Our No. 1 priority is keeping kids safe and helping parents take better care of their children.” LCCS does not have the authority to remove a child from a home; only a law enforcement officer, magistrate or judge can do that, Sparks said. Removing a child is also LCCS’s last resort. Whenever possible, children remain with their families or a relative while steps are taken to improve conditions. In 2011, LCCS received 4,148 referrals of suspected child abuse involving 6,046 children and discovered 587 area children were abused or neglected. Forty-nine percent of the investigations were for physical abuse, 36 percent for neglect, 14 percent for sexual abuse and 1 percent for emotional abuse. Thirty-two percent of children served by the agency stayed in their own homes, 31 percent lived with a relative, 32 percent were placed in foster care and 5 percent went to a group home or private institution. For several years, LCCS has been transitioning to a response method called differential response, meaning the agency no longer identifies a perpetrator and a victim, except in cases of sexual or serious physical abuse, Sparks said. Instead, in 76 percent of cases, LCCS engages the family in a discussion and works together to find solutions. The tone at such meetings ranges from civil to heated, said LCCS caseworker Shannon Keefer. Some parents know they are overwhelmed and are actually grateful for the intervention, Sparks said. “We do occasionally get people turning tables over, threatening, storming out, kicking doors and breaking them. They are not happy with us,” Sparks said. “But you’d be surprised how many parents say, ‘Yeah, I can’t handle this right now. I need help.’”
Another LCCS initiative is developing community programs like the Parent Partnership Program, in which the agency partners with parents who have been previously involved with the system, but are doing well today. “Some have gotten their children back into their care, some have not, but they want to come back and volunteer and give back to parents currently going through the system,”
Keefer said. “It’s very powerful.” Tim is one of the parent volunteers who helps facilitate the agency’s six-week Building a Better Future workshop for parents who have had children removed from their home. About five years ago, when Tim’s two young sons were removed from his ex-wife’s home, he assumed he would be given custody. Instead, the Toledo man, whose last name has been omitted to protect the identity of his children, was told his history of domestic violence against his exwife was a safety concern and the boys were sent to live with relatives. “I was upset and angry because I had always thought of myself as a good dad,” Tim said. “I thought my children should be home with me. I never believed I was guilty of domestic violence because I never put my hands on my exwife and I never hurt my children. I thought, ‘They eat every day, they’re clothed, they have a roof over their heads, they’re OK.’ But until I started going through some of the agency programs they requested I go to, I never saw the mental abuse my children went through on a daily basis. “I used to raise my voice and holler and scream a lot, or block the door when someone wanted to leave because I still had something to say, which not only caused my wife to be afraid, it caused my children to be afraid. I always thought I was doing the right thing because after everybody calmed down, I would ask my kids, ‘Hey, you love me?’ Well, what else were they going to say?” Tim worked with LCCS to attend counseling, parenting classes and a batterers intervention program and was later granted custody of his sons. “It’s a reward to be able to pull parents aside and say, ‘I’ve been there, done that and this will help you out,’” Tim said. “I try not to dwell on the past things. They are always there as a reminder, but I just try to look toward the future and where my life’s going with my children now. I can tell you today the agency will never have a reason to come out to my house or to tell me as a father I can’t have my children at home.” Events commemorating April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month include: O “Wear Blue to Work Day” on April 11. “Think about all the blue shirts together,” said LCCS Public Information Officer Julie Malkin. “We’re unified as a community against child abuse.” O “We Care About Our Kids,” a free community forum on child sexual abuse will take place at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at the University of Toledo Scott Park Campus. O A ceremony honoring local children who died as a result of street violence, abuse or neglect is 11:30 a.m. April 25 at the LCCS offices, 705 Adams St., Toledo. No children have died from abuse or neglect in Lucas County for about two years, but three teenagers died in the past year as a result of violence, Sparks said. For more information, visit www.co.lucas. oh.us/LCCS. To report a case of suspected abuse, call (419) 213-CARE. O
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Barbara Holdcroft is a writer, assistant professor at Terra State Community College and an avid skier — but mostly, she’s just Katie’s mom. Holdcroft, also an adjunct professor at Lourdes University, is the mother of 32-year-old Katie, who is disabled and cannot speak. Holdcroft wrote a book “I’m Katie’s Mom: Pointers for Professionals and Parents of the Disabled” on her experiences with her daughter. She is hosting a signing of the book April 14. When Katie was little, there wasn’t much information on having a special needs child available, Holdcroft said. Still, the mother was fearless. “My motto with Katie was ‘Just take her everywhere’,” she said. At the encouragement of a friend, Holdcroft began writing what she called “Katie stories.” “I started every one the same way and ended the same way. ‘Hello, my name is Katie, I’m disabled’ … and then at the end, ‘I may not have done X, Y or Z, but I sure had fun,’ because Katie has fun everywhere,” Holdcroft said. However, Holdcroft found the stories didn’t go very far. Her son Kent had an idea. “My son said, ‘Mother, look at all the things you’ve learned; you should start telling people about it’ because it was not easy 30 years ago to know where services were,” she recalled. The resulting book, released in 2008, was “I’m Katie’s Mom.” “There’s a lot of stuff in there that gives you a little insight into what kind of steps you need to take to deal with people or help them gain their independence; there’s a good deal of humor,” Holdcroft said. The title comes from Katie’s near celebrity status in their community. “Most people don’t know who I
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am. I only have relevance because I’m Katie’s mom, truly,” Holdcroft said. Some of the wisdom in Holdcroft’s book was hard won. Katie was part of a group that wasn’t allowed to ride the attractions at the Lucas County Fair, an event that made the news in the late ’90s. The Holdcrofts sued Anthony Wayne Schools after the district said it wouldn’t allow Katie to attend a school in Maumee. “[Acceptance in the community]
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After becoming aware of a need among its students, staff at Owens Community College recently opened food pantries on its Toledo and Findlay campuses and a clothing initiative at its Toledo campus. The pantries, which offer free, nonperishable food to Owens students with a valid student ID, have been well-utilized since opening in mid-February, said Krista Kiessling, director of service learning at Owens. “It’s been wildly successful so far,” Kiessling said. “We had 129 students in February and we’ve already far surpassed that for March with 230. We’ve gone through several hundred pounds of food a month.” The Career Closet, which opened in mid-March, offers professional men’s and women’s clothing for students who need clothes for a job, job fair or interview, Kiessling said. About 30 students have utilized the service so far. Available attire includes suits, jackets and blazers, professional shirts, blouses, sweaters, slacks, skirts, dresses, ties, belts, briefcases, portfolios, purses and shoes.
To use the services, people must show a valid student ID. Students can come in once a semester for clothing and once a week for food, Kiessling said. Most of the food items were donated by the Toledo Seagate Food Bank while the bulk of the clothing was donated by faculty and staff members, with donations also coming from students and community members, Kiessling said. The pantry at Owens is the first of its kind in Northwest Ohio. Wright State University in Dayton and Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland also have pantries. Michigan State University in East Lansing was one of the first in the nation to have a pantry on campus. “We weren’t trying to be the first. We were trying to jump on the bandwagon of these others who are doing it and doing it well,” Kiessling said. “I’m just really excited about the project. I think it’s a wonderful project for any campus. I know UT is thinking about setting one up and I have been in conversations with BGSU about setting one up. It changes the culture of the entire college, in a good way.” The idea for the pantry came last year after Owens started a community garden project.
“We had some students approach us about coming in after hours to pick food because they needed it,” Kiessling said. “We said, ‘Absolutely,’ but that was kind of the light bulb moment. As the growing season ended, we realized we needed an ongoing service.” People don’t think of college students as going hungry, but many struggle to make ends meet, Kiessling said. “Even at four-year schools where students are living on campus there are still students who are hungry,” Kiessling said. “It’s just one of those topics that isn’t talked about much. People don’t equate college students with poverty. Being able to go to college is a privilege, but many students are sacrificing more than we know to be able to get that education.” The clothing project was spearheaded by a group of faculty members who approached Kiessling wanting to help. “They came to me wanting to help the pantry, and I told them about a pipe dream I had been wanting to do [with the Career Closet] and they launched it, which I’m so grateful for,” Kiessling said. In addition to providing a direct service to students in need, the projects offer service learning opportuni-
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ties for other students, Kiessling said. “We have marketing students creating a marketing plan, accounting students setting up a bookkeeping system, nursing students teaching dietary and nutrition awareness, students using it as a source of research,” Kiessling said. “Students really are able to apply any disciplinary framework through the pantry.” Student Morgan Eisch, a psychology major, works the intake desk at the Toledo area campus. “There’s been such a need,” Eisch said. “A lot of students have been utilizing it.”
The pantry is located in Heritage Hall Room 109 on the Toledo-area campus in Perrysburg and at the Maintenance/Department of Public Safety Building Room 106 on the Findlay campus. The Career Closet is located within the pantry on the Toledo-area campus. In Toledo, the pantry and Career Closet are open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. In Findlay, the pantry is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2275 or (567) 661-2275. O
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Transportation funding discussed at TMACOG summit By Duane Ramsey
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Officials from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) led discussions on how to fund the infrastructure in the state at the 18th Annual Transportation Summit. The event took place March 30, sponsored by the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG). More than 200 elected officials, engineers, planners, service providers and business people attended at the Grand Lobby of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza in Downtown Toledo. “Infrastructure is critical to the prosperity of our communities, states and the nation. The transportation system impacts everybody’s life every day,” said Jerry Wray, ODOT director. “We’re in a crisis and facing
a massive deficit. Funding for projects is far less than we’ve had in the past. We need to look at different methods to establish long-term financial solutions to fund a statewide transportation system that works.” There is currently a $1.6 billion shortfall for the list of priority projects to meet the transportation needs in Ohio, according to ODOT. Wray said state leaders will not give commuWRAY nities false hopes for projects that may be delayed or not get funded. Two local projects that could be affected are the redesign of the I-75/I-475 exchange and widening of I-75 from Phillips Avenue to
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rently operated by the Ohio Turnpike Commission, separate from ODOT. “It’s an important asset that we need to leverage for the future,” said James Riley, deputy director of the Division of Innovative Delivery at ODOT. “The old model doesn’t work so what do we do?” The state began a study early this year to review how the Ohio Turnpike is operated and maintained, but it isn’t expected to be completed until late 2012. The study is being conducted by KPMG, a national consulting firm and will explore a range of ownership and operating alternatives for the turnpike. Those alternatives include moving control of the turnpike to ODOT, a mixed public-private lease option, or keeping it under the control of the Ohio Turnpike Commission, Riley said. The team, led by KPMG, has held meetings around the state, including in Fremont and Sandusky, and met with the Teamsters union representing truck drivers to obtain input for the analysis. It will look at private investment markets and availability of funds as alternatives to the status quo. “It’s all about value for money,” said Tim Wilschetz, a principal of KPMG who spoke at the summit. “You want to make sure the state is making a good decision involving the turnpike.” Riley reported that 90 percent of the turnpike’s annual revenue is generated by traffic traveling across or through the state. Fifty percent of the total revenue comes from commercial vehicles using the turnpike. Several people at the summit raised the possibility of increasing the gas tax in Ohio to offset the cost of the state’s transportation system. “There’s a growing consensus in the country that the gas tax is no longer the proper vehicle to fund transporta-
tion in the future. There’s no interest in gas tax increases in Columbus or Washington at this time,” Wray said. A panel of local and state transportation officials reviewed a number of major transportation projects that will be undertaken in the new construction season. The panel was led by Mike Gramza, planning and engineering administrator for ODOT District 2, and Robin Whitney, commissioner of the Division of Engineering Services for the City of Toledo. The rebuilding of the northbound side of the I-475 bridge over the Maumee River will be undertaken this year with a completion scheduled by July 1 at a cost of $5 million. The southbound lane was rebuilt early this year. The resurfacing of I-475/U.S. 23 from Central Avenue north to the Michigan line would result in the U.S. 23 northbound ramp to I-475 being reduced to one lane. The $4.7 million project would be completed this year. Also scheduled for resurfacing in 2012 is I-75 from Perrysburg to the Maumee River. The new four-lane highway for US 24 from Maumee to Waterville is scheduled for completion by September, according to ODOT. The widening of I-475 from I-75 to Secor Road in Toledo will continue with the completion of the new ProMedica Parkway in 2012 and the $85 million project by the end of 2013. The relocation of State Route 18 around North Baltimore to its exchange with I-75 will begin this year. The rebuilding of the Anthony Wayne Bridge High-Level over the Maumee River, a 24-month project that will close the span to replace all decks and approaches as well as checking all cables is scheduled to begin in 2013. O
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The Temptations formed in 1961 and recorded four No. 1 records.
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Get ready for The Temptations The Four Tops are still there By Vicki L. Kroll
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Otis Williams was sitting in a restaurant recently and heard “Night and Day,” a song penned by Cole Porter in 1932. “It’s a great song. And here it is 2012, so that’s the benchmark of a great song: It will transcend through time,” said the original member of The Temptations. “We’ve been blessed to have songs that have been around 40, almost 50 years and still sound as fresh as the day we released them during the ’60s.” In 1961, The Temptations formed when members of The Distants and The Primes merged. “After we signed with Motown [Records], things started happening in a very big way for us,” Williams said. When David Ruffin joined Williams, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin and Paul Williams, the singers began working with producer Smokey Robinson, who co-wrote their first big hit, “The Way You Do the Things You Do” and their first No. 1 record, “My Girl.” He also wrote “Get Ready.” “Smokey was a notable songwriter and producer even before we started recording for him. He’s one of the best in the business; it was just magic with Smokey,” Williams recalled. The quintet known for its dance moves had a chance to work with another producer who expanded the group’s sound. Norman Whitfield helped create “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “(I Know) I’m Losing You” and “I Wish It Would Rain.” “Norman and myself had known each other since we were teenagers,” Williams said. “So when he came over to Motown, that’s when he started becoming our producer, and we eventually worked
with him and had a slew of hits with Norman.” When Ruffin left to go solo, former Contours’ member Dennis Edwards joined The Temptations. With Whitfield at the controls, the group churned out more hits: “I Can’t Get Next to You,” “Psychedelic Shack,” “Ball of Confusion,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” “Just My Imagination.” “It was a great feeling to have hit after hit after hit on the charts,” Williams said during a phone interview from his Los Angeles home. “We never would have imagined that we’d have that kind of longevity and a lot of hits going through a lot of musical changes. “It’s wonderful because none of us had any idea that we would have — I have almost 40 gold and platinum CDs hanging in my home — it’s just been a very blessed event. “Other than losing my original guys, The Tempts’ ride has been great.” Williams, the only surviving member of The Temptations, continues to tour with Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Joe Herndon and Bruce Williamson. The Temptations and The Four Tops will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 12 at Stranahan Theater. Tickets range from $29.50 to $49.50. Since taking the stage together for a Motown anniversary show in 1983, the two marquee groups have bonded. “We’re great friends first and have a wonderful rivalry. The Four Tops are known for all their great hits, and then here we are with ours, and you put the two together, it just takes you down memory lane,” Williams said. “People always ask me, ‘How long are you going to do it?’ And I say I’m going to ride the hair off the horse; when I get off the horse, the horse will be bald,” he said. “I’m still enjoying the ride.” O
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At age 9, Lawrence Roquel Payton Jr. and his friends formed a group called The Temptings. “We did all Temptations songs,” he said and laughed. “No Four Tops for us at all, it was all Temptations. My dad sort of took a blind eye to the situation.” His dad was Lawrence Payton, who also was in a group with friends: Levi Stubbs, Abdul “Duke” Fakir and Renaldo “Obie” Benson. They were The Four Tops. The Motown legends cranked out the hits: “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” “It’s the Same Old Song,” “Bernadette,” “Standing in the Shadows of Love,” “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got).” “I remember those songs being on the radio; I can remember other people making a big deal out of it, and it wasn’t a big deal to me,” Payton Jr. recalled. “It was just dad and his friends, they were always around, and now they’re just singing on the radio. Then I saw them on TV, and I was like, ‘Oh, they’re on TV.’ “They were so grounded as human beings and so regular. They didn’t have the ego or the attitude that goes along with the success. So they just stayed normal; they never changed.” The Four Tops’ lineup remained intact for more than four decades until Payton died of cancer in 1997. Benson passed in 2005, and Stubbs succumbed to stroke-related complications in 2008. Payton Jr. joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members in 2005.
“I didn’t even see it coming. Duke, Obie, Levi and I had been working on a project that I was working on with a jazz band,” Payton Jr. said during a call from his Detroit home. “And during that particular time, Obie got sick. Nobody even thought that Obie’s not going to make it. Next thing you know, he’s in the hospital and I was asked to fill in for him, and he never got back on the stage.” Fakir has kept the Tops going with Payton Jr., Ronnie McNeir and Spike Valone. “I don’t take that lightly; it’s a lot of work, and I love the work. And I just want to be as great as [the original Four Tops] were,” Payton Jr. said. “Those guys, they were very special friends, they were great individuals, they were great vocalists. I just want to keep that part of it, the integrity of it.” The Four Tops and The Temptations will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. April 12 at the Stranahan Theater. Tickets range from $29.50 to $49.50. And Payton Jr. said he is still a fan of The Temptations. “I find myself on the side of the stage looking at their show every night,” the 51-yearold said. “It’s always new and always exciting. Otis [Williams] is very on top of his game; he likes to keep it fresh, he’s always adding new songs, new wardrobe, new choreography — that’s what I like. “We have such a wonderful rapport with the guys that we have a real friendly rivalry. If we put something new in the show, they’ll put something new in the show; if they buy a new outfit, we’ll get a new one. We keep pushing ourselves to get better, better and better. It’s so much fun.” O
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