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ne of the benefits of publishing a newspaper is the exposure the job provides to a wide range of people. The normal course of business leads us to cross paths with scores of personalities and intellects. One of the most accomplished and respected men I have worked with during the past six years is Dan Johnson. Johnson, a former University of Toledo president, has served as provost and COO of Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates for nearly three years. Johnson had been instrumental in the Meta Plan, an effort to coordinate economic development efforts in our region that for a short time united and focused the missions of several local agencies. At a lunch meeting before he left, Johnson, a longtime Toledo Free Press contributor, proposed a column, “Bridge to Dubai,” which would chronicle the cultural, educational and business developThomas F. POUNDS ment trends he would observe. For three years, Johnson has kept Toledo Free Press readers connected as countries on both ends of the bridge evolved. On May 23, University of Toledo President Dr. Lloyd Jacobs announced a number of administration changes, among them Johnson’s welcome return. Johnson will serve as director of global initiatives at UT. It is good news for UT, Toledo and Northwest Ohio that Johnson will turn his attention to this important work. He will be pleased to find that Toledo, under Mayor Mike Bell, has made tremendous strides in reaching out to the rest of the world. Bell has been to India and China (twice) and has collaborated closely with Regional Growth Partnership President Dean Monske. The RGP announced May 20 that it has opened its second Chinese office. These are developments that would not have been on the table as Johnson was preparing to move to the United Arab Emirates. As Johnson wrote in one of his Toledo Free Press columns, “Our students today — at the University of Toledo and Zayed University — need the fundamentals of business such as finance, real estate, insurance, accounting, administration and ethics. But over the past 10 years, I’ve come to believe strongly that there are other elements that have become equally, if not more important: These elements are attitude — an entrepreneurial attitude — and perspective ... a global perspective. Dan Johnson understands and lives the global perspective, and we welcome him back to Toledo, UT and the pages of Toledo Free Press when he is ready to share his opinions and ideas for connecting Toledo to the global economy. ✯ Thomas F. Pounds is president and publisher of Toledo Free Press and Toledo Free Press Star. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Ohioans for Healthcare Freeolitical pundits are debating the impact of the May 24 unof- dom’s ballot amendment calling for ficial election results from New the elimination of the requirement York. Democrat Kathy Hochul won in the law that nearly all Americans the U.S. House race against Repub- obtain health insurance, may garner lican Jane Corwin and the Tea Party’s enough signatures to be on the NoJack Davis. What does this mean for vember ballot as well. It’s being promoted as a repeal of Obamacare. Ohio and Toledo? The election in New York and Independent voters are said to have played a key role in giving Ho- the increased attention on the message that Republicans chul the victory. Voters are endangering Mediare less inclined to give care makes their efforts a party more time. We harder than when the saw that here in Ohio focus was on the presiwhen a majority of dent’s health care plan. voters did not return Should both issues Gov. Ted Strickland to a be on the November second term. ballot, it will create a Hochul gained the competing base of supsupport of some Republicans while Davis Lisa Renee WARD port. Independent voters attacked Corwin. His unofficial tally will hold the key to victory or defeat. of 9 percent added to Corwin’s unof- Money will also be a factor. It’s being reported more money ficial tally of 43 percent meant that Hochul won with an unofficial 47 was spent by Republicans in New York on Corwin’s behalf than by Democrats percent of the vote. It was logical for Davis to seek to assist Hochul. Outside money will his base of support from those who be an issue in Ohio for both of our would lean toward Corwin more than ballot issues, with groups that have those who leaned toward Hochul. an interest in either electoral outcome The moral of this political story is the spending campaign cash. Locally, with judicial races and law of unintended consequences for those opting to run as a third party district council seats on the ballot, candidate. The hypothetical argu- public perception of the candidates ment that Corwin would have won and the local county party efforts could be a factor. The Lucas County if Davis had not run has some merit. Fear trumps facts. Part of the Republican Party has already staked problem with facts when it comes out its support of the Ohioans for to a variety of issues like Medicare, Healthcare Freedom efforts and the collective bargaining or President Lucas County Democratic Party is Obama’s health care plan, is the supporting We Are Ohio’s efforts to “facts” depend on the position rather repeal Senate Bill 5. Independent voters will have an than the policy. Pundits and political junkies impact locally and how each party can debate the analyses of the Ryan motivates its base will be a factor. plan and how it will affect Medicare Money won’t play as large of a role by the Congressional Budget Office locally, beyond the possible benefit versus the Heritage Foundation. The of being included in party mailings average voter will only read or hear generated on the state ballot issues. National attention will turn to small parts of each, cherry-picked to Ohio and, just like in New York, the create the desired reaction. Whichever political party is in election results will be used to help power will decry the fear factor used set the stage for 2012. The winners by the other side while trying to figure will declare it proof that they are the out how to capitalize on fear for their ones who have the most public supside. They know most voters will base port, the losers will declare it a fluke. It’s all part of a larger plan, to their decision on how it will impact them the most, as opposed to some either gain or retain power with us facing the decision to be sacrificed lofty for the greater good theme. The effort to repeal Senate Bill 5 pawns on the chessboard or learn in Ohio is expected to gain enough the rules of the game — every pawn signatures to be on the November equals a vote. ✯ ballot. Part of the message beyond the collective bargaining aspect — in- Toledo Free Press Web Editor Lisa tentional or unintentional — will be a Renee Ward operates the political blog referendum on Gov. John Kasich. GlassCityJungle.com.
■ MILLER CONTINUED FROM A3 Ads for alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, adult products, political campaigns and other things that upset hypocrites would be strictly forbidden, but that doesn’t seem fair or even necessary. In the age of the Internet, kids have access to more information and interesting visuals than at any time since teens in Sodom were texting teens in Gomorrah. Why couldn’t Hooters pay for an ad that pushed life sciences? “Biology is Life,” the ad could read. Penn National Gaming could buy ads for the upcoming Hollywood Ca-
sino that push math: “Count on us!” would be a great campaign. Blocking political campaigns robs Toledoans of a lot of potential fun. Imagine a school board incumbent candidate extolling his or her virtues on a half-empty bus as it trundles past closed schools and schools being demolished. On second thought, that’s one scenario that might be too obscene for students to see. ✯ Michael S. Miller is editor in chief of Toledo Free Press and Toledo Free Press Star. Call him at (419) 241-1700 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A human face TO THE EDITOR, Thank you to Michael S. Miller for writing the May 22 column “To mock a killing word” on “the n-word.” Regardless of how some want to justify its existence or rationalize its use, the word serves no purpose but to wound. The n-word ought be banished from our lexicon, but it won’t be. Since the word exists, we must shine a light on its danger; the novel does exactly that — among so many other important ideas. “To Kill a Mockingbird” gives a human face and voice to the concepts of courage, justice, hypocrisy, racism, and so much more. And for those “weak sisters” who would change or cancel the play for fear of recrimination, it’s laughable that they call themselves educated. Parents, teachers, and administrators alike. They either have not read the novel, or worse yet, read it and missed the message. I have taught this novel for the past 30 years to my honors American Literature students. We have debated the issue of “the n-word,” and I can assure you that the vast majority of my students agree that it’s an ugly word, but to avoid it is to opt for ignorance. I visited Monroeville, Ala., Harper Lee’s hometown and the inspiration
for the fictional Maycomb, Ala. I wrote Harper Lee and her gracious response to my letter is my prized possession. At the end of our study of the novel, I share this information with my students; it’s one of my most memorable classes. It makes the words and ideas of her thought-provoking, important novel come to life. ✯ CHARLOTTE BEST English teacher Central Catholic High School
N vs. P TO THE EDITOR, In today’s day and age, focusing on lesser issues instead of more dire topics lures us from finding desperately needed solutions threatening our society. Despite the seriousness of global warming, terrorism and poverty, it appears that debating over the use of a word has taken precedence. Use of the “n-word” should not be the issue that has woven itself into the fabric of our town-hall debates. That which should be of greater importance is the “p-word (poverty),” which should be regarded as a dirty word that should be abolished. Why focus on the use of a word instead of the environment in which it survives through lack of knowledge of oneself
and one another. Educating our youth will give them a richer vocabulary allowing them to better describe themselves, others, and their world. We should focus more on eliminating poverty. Poverty in many cases leads to low self-esteem which stems from the idea that one needs material things to make a person feel good about oneself. This leads to crime and violence, which helps to ensure the “continued growth of the industrialized prison complex” (Mary Lou Dobbs. Tavis Smiley Show. 2007). ✯ CLIFFORD GRIFFIN Toledo
A dream come true TO THE EDITOR, Dreams can come true. If a vision is compelling, people will embrace it and work to make it become a reality. The roots of the Toledo History Museum took hold in October 2005 when I contacted Michael S. Miller, editor-in-chief of Toledo Free Press, about my concept of creating an organization to preserve and promote Toledo’s rich and diverse history. Miller arranged a meeting and introduced me to developer Michael Drew Shaw, attorney Rolf Scheidel and local historians Fred Folger and Ernest W.
Weaver, Jr. That first meeting brought results and our story first appeared in the pages of Toledo Free Press. Although Toledo is the fourthlargest city in Ohio, it lacks a comprehensive history museum. There are several neighborhood museums representing specific areas of historic development, but our vision encompasses the greater Toledo metropolitan area from the Black Swamp days when Native Americans and settlers struggled to keep their land or begin a homestead with an eye to the future. The Toledo History Museum (THM) was founded through a governing board. I was elected to serve as president beginning Jan. 1, 2006, and was reelected for 2007. THM was incorporated on July 1, 2006, and received federal tax-exempt status in September 2007. The volunteer THM board consists of four officers and nine at-large trustees who meet monthly and are elected by vote of the general membership at the November business meeting. Public programs are offered in March, May, September and November, featuring guest speakers presenting talks regarding Toledo’s history. THM has the endorsement of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library and the Western Lake Erie Historical
Society, with a letter of support from the Maumee Valley Historical Society. THM is a member of the Destination Toledo Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor; the Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums; and the Ohio Association of NonProfit Organizations. My dream has come true. Beginning June 5, 2011, THM will be open on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the historic Milmine-Stewart House at 2001 Collingwood and Woodruff in conjunction with the Old West End Festival. Securing this location in just fiveand-a-half years constitutes light speed development in contrast to numerous organizations still seeking a home. What began as a grass-roots idea, THM has evolved through the countless efforts of my fellow board members — past and present — and the many members who shared our vision from the beginning. My gratitude to them is boundless. THM is supported by membership dues, so we invite you to join in our vision to promote and preserve Toledo’s history. You can make a difference. Visit us at www.toledohistory.org. ✯ EDWARD N. SLACK THM trustee
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Janice Diolon has dystonia, a neurological muscle disorder. She suffers from a heart problem, a seizure disorder and diabetes. She can’t cook her own meals, bathe herself, clean her house or do her laundry. A caseworker provided through the Area Office on Aging (AOoA) does those things for her. Diolon, 68, loves the freedom the AOoA has given her to stay out of a nursing home. “It’s right for seniors to be at home if we so choose,” she said. That freedom may be in jeopardy if the governor’s proposed budget passes. Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget includes a $9.6 million cut over two years to Medicaid funding for the Area Office on Aging for Northwest Ohio, said PaWILSON mela Wilson, the AOoA’s vice president of long-term care. The majority of the AOoA’s budget goes to PASSPORT, an umbrella program of more than 100 providers of services such as transportation, personal care and home-delivered meals to 2,200 seniors in the region. Erik Poklar, director of communications for the governor’s office of health transformation, said that number — $9.6 million for the region and $160 million for the state — was misleading unless viewed as a cut to a spending trend rather than an actual budget. The mystifying part of the cuts for the AOoA team is that PASSPORT is a cost-saving program. Each senior who transfers from a nursing home to the program saves taxpayers an average of 40 percent, said Justin Moor, the AOoA’s vice president of communications and operations. The average yearly cost for a PASSPORT patient is $14,000, about one-third of the cost for a Medicaidfunded nursing home patient, Moor
said. So any budget that would force seniors back into nursing homes is self-contradictory and counterproductive, said Joseph Wells, a doctor of occupational therapy and co-owner of provider AmeriCare. An applicant for PASSPORT must make $2,100 per month in income or less with no more than $1,500 in assets to qualify, so there are few nonMedicaid options. Chardell Russell, a caseworker for PASSPORT, said she recently spoke with a woman living on $300 a month. For the AOoA, Wilson said, the cuts mean a smaller staff with greater responsibilities — a case manager with 65 clients today, for instance, might have to take on about 100 in the future. For seniors on PASSPORT, cuts could mean fewer hours of personal assistance and the loss of services such as food, adult day care and assistance with bathing. Wilson said even the process for approving applicants for PASSPORT would become much less efficient, as the screening process could take weeks longer for an overburdened staff. Wilson said that is unacceptable for most applicants, who may be forced to enter a nursing home while the long process runs its course. “For the most part, people can’t wait,” she said.
In addition to the cuts, the governor has proposed that the AOoA expand the number of its clients by 15 percent in the next two years. While the office’s chief goal is to make at-home care possible for nursing-home level patients — in the past 20 years PASSPORT has pushed the number of nursing-home level seniors from 10 percent at home to 40 percent — Wilson is concerned the staff will be unable to maintain current service levels, particularly as the office has already been operating on a shoestring in recent years. “We’ve cut the fat and now we’re to the point of cutting the bone,” Moor said. Poklar from the governor’s office said the cuts to PASSPORT are part of an attempt to rebalance long-term care in a budget facing an almost $8 billion hole. Medicaid, he said, makes up about 30 percent of the state’s total budget. He said the lack of federal stimulus funds is putting pressure on the state.
‘I promised I’d keep her’
Pam Feichter, 54, said she doesn’t know how she could care for her 80-year-old mother, Mary Jackson, without the AOoA aid. Jackson has chronic heart disease and receives 25 hours of care per week through Comfort Keepers, a PASSPORT provider. “I promised her I’d keep her,” Feichter said. “I don’t want to put her in a nursing home.” Kasich’s budget, Wilson said, includes an 8 percent cut in 2012 and a 15 percent cut in 2013 to the management and case assessment funds and a 3 percent cut to providers. Wilson said the cut could prove devastating for some providers already among the most poorly reimbursed in the state, forcing them to withdraw from PASSPORT. Wells said seniors who want to
There is a hint of better news for the AOoA. The bill passed the Ohio house with a softened cut of $145 million, down from the $160 million statewide cut proposed by the governor. That’s not enough to solve the problem, but Wilson said the AOoA is communicating with the state about its concerns and needs, and Poklar said PASSPORT administrators have made a good case. “We’re hopeful,” Wilson said. The result of those discussions will be immense for legally blind Richard Marlon, 71. Before PASSPORT, he frequently cancelled doctor’s appointments because no one could drive him, so keeping the service is vitally important to him. “We could survive,” he said, “but it would be difficult.” ✯
stay home will return to hospitals and nursing homes as a result, which increases the pressure for providers. AmeriCare, Wells said, serves 150 clients in the area, and is already challenged by factors such as inflation, rising minimum wage and gas prices.
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Physician FOCUS Is Sleep Apnea Keeping You from Sleep? Sleep apnea is a chronic condition where you stop breathing during sleep, either due to a blockage of the airway or to a failure of the brain to signal your body to breathe. When this happens, oxygen levels decrease and your brain wakes you up just enough to allow you to start breathing again.
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann said during a local appearance May 20 that repealing “Obamacare” remains one of her top priorities. “I am committed to repealing that legislation, and I firmly believe that we will repeal,” she said to a standing ovation. Bachmann BACHMANN spoke at the 2011 Lincoln Day Dinner, hosted by Congressman Bob Latta at the Sauder Farm & Craft Village in Archbold. About 750 people
attended the dinner. Bachmann, who will announce in June whether she will run for president in 2012, said President Barack Obama has made “three strikes against the American people” by misdiagnosing the problems of job creation, health care and energy sources. She said Obama is the first president since Harry Truman acknowledged Israel to not “stand with” that country. Bachmann repeated a question Latta asked when he introduced her. “How many people in this room,” he said, “Think your kids will be better off than you?” There were no raised hands either time the question was asked. In a phone interview with Toledo Free Press, Latta said he has plans to make the Lincoln Day Dinner an annual event after this year’s success.
“She did a tremendous job,” he said. “If we had more space, we could have sold more tickets for the event.” Bachmann argued that Obama “doesn’t care for the American people the way the Republican Party would.” Her statistics included the number $1.83, which she said was the national average price of gas per gallon the day before Obama took offi ce. She quoted Thomas Jeff erson and the U.S. Constitution, calling for a government of “we, the people.” Bachmann ended her speech by encouraging the audience to follow her example to “not just curse the darkness, but light a candle” and preserve the liberty of the United States. Ohio Senator Cliff Hite said he was impressed by Bachmann’s speech. “She did a fantastic job articulating the views most Republicans
It’s common for those with sleep apnea to have three characteristic symptoms: overweight/obesity, snoring during sleep and excessive daytime sleepiness.
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have,” he said. Putnam County Republican Party Chairman Lyle McKanna said he could not think of anything he disliked about her speech. “She had a really good message,” he said. State Representative Jeff McClain said her speech had a lot of “meat” in it. He said he liked hearing her mention her foster children. “Sometimes politicians really talk and not do,” he said, “so it was nice coming from a place of substance.” Bachmann said aft er the speech that her decision to run for president would depend not on the other Republican candidates but on Obama. She said, “We can do so much better,” and he is a “one-term president.” Her focus for a campaign would be creating jobs for the American people. ✯
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Toledo District 3 City Councilman Mike Craig filed a police report against a citizen on May 18. The man, whose name was redacted on the police report, allegedly threatened violence against Craig around 6 p.m. on May 17 at Michael’s CRAIG Bar & Grill on Monroe Street during a fundraiser for TPS School Board Vice President Lisa Sobecki. “He threatened to beat me up,” Craig said. “He told me I shouldn’t show up to labor rallies anymore because the next time he wouldn’t be
talking to me.” Craig said the man got up from his table as he was preparing to leave, followed him to the door and stopped him. “He doesn’t like my politics,” Craig said. “That stuff happens but it is inappropriate to make a physical threat on somebody. That’s just all there is to it.” Craig said the conflict centered around a legislative decision on the Council’s agenda about the Marina District. In his fi ve years as councilman, Craig said he has never experienced a threat like that and filed the police report for the purposes of documentation. “Th at’s really unfortunate, that should never happen,” Craig said. “Unfortunately my job is to do what’s best for the City of Toledo, not what’s best for any interest group. I was a member of a labor union for 16 years and an officer for 12-13. I do the best I can.” The report is listed as “cleared, no arrest,” but will serve as documentation in case any future incident occurs. ✯
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Maddie’s aunt keeps her in touch with Blanks, neighborhood Editor’s note: Toledo Free Press will follow the Blank family of Millbury for one year as they rebuild their lives after a June 5 tornado destroyed their Main Street home. By Brandi Barhite
Amy Sigler, does her best to keep her late sister’s daughter connected to the Blanks and the rest of the Millbury neighborhood. Amy brings Maddie to walk BLANK the property where her home once stood. “It is something we do periodically. Drive through to just be there. That is where she was born and grew up. If neighbors are out, we say hello to them.” But Amy and the Blanks were connected long before the tornado. Amy’s husband, Craig, grew up next door to Julie, and later Amy became her Mary Kay consultant. Then, six months before the tornado, Ed’s son, Eddie, purchased the Siglers home in Millbury. With that purchase, God’s plan was under way, according to Amy. She and her husband moved to Northwood with their twin daughters, Abbie and Evie, who are one year younger than Maddie.
Their new onestory home is handicap accessible. This ended up being helpful when they brought Maddie home in a wheelchair FAMILY: because of the injuries sustained when the tornado threw her 20 feet into the air. Maddie also used their pool for physical therapy. “God’s hand has been on that girl since Day 1,” Amy said. “It has been difficult this past year, but also a blessing to see how God has used this tragedy to bring people closer to him.” People have been forced to look at Maddie’s life and said, “I want to make sure I don’t mess up this life,” Amy said. They have also secured their eternal life with God. Amy and her family talk to Maddie about seeing her family in heaven. Life on Earth is short and temporary — and sometimes cut way too short — but Maddie will see her mom, Mary, dad, Ryan and little
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When Ed and Julie Blank lost their home on the night of June 5, they also lost the joy of watching Maddie Walters ride her bicycle, play in the yard and just be one of the kids in the neighborhood. And while they only see the second-grader on occasional visits, they think of her frequently and want the best for the little girl who lost her whole family and home to the tornado. “I miss seeing her and her brother Hayden riding their bikes on the driveway and they had a basketball hoop out there,” Julie Blank said. “They used to come over and go swimming, and I am sure I will miss that.” Maddie’s aunt and legal guardian,
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Tim Yenrick, executive director of the American Red Cross Greater Toledo Area Chapter, returned home May 15 after a spending a week in Chattanooga, Tenn., assisting in fundraising efforts to address the tornadoes. “It’s very similar to what we experienced during the tornadoes in our area, except you would multiply it by four because it hit four separate areas,” Yenrick YENRICK said. “They have almost 500 homes totally destroyed or with major damage.” The National Weather Service confirmed at least 20 tornadoes touched down in the tri-state region around Chattanooga from April 25-28 and killed at least 80 people. “Disasters are all devastating in their own way,” Yenrick said. “Since I’ve been down here, I’ve met people
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Toledo will honor a piece of its history with the opening of its new Police Museum on June 9. “I keep watching my countdown and think ‘Oh my goodness are we going to make it?’” said Officer Beth Cooley, who as the museum’s president continues the building’s remodel process. “We are going to make it and when it opens it’s not going to be what it is going to be in five years because it will be continuously evolving.” The museum features many relics from the history of the Toledo police force, including books, mug shots from the 1800s, a 1948 Ford F1 panel van, a jail cell, a breathalyzer set from the 1950s. An interactive mug shot camera,
a wall dedicated to Toledo’s fallen officers and numerous other artifacts are also on display. Most of the items on display were found by the late Officer Ken Deck, who amassed them during his lifetime to help preserve them. He attempted to begin a Police Museum in 1988 in the Safety Building but it lasted only a few years before it was repurposed and the artifacts were put into storage. “It was his personal collection and his desire to preserve history,” Cooley said. “He just had a desire to learn more about the history and preserve it and had he not done that this would not have been possible.” Cooley was tasked last May with the planning of a new Police Museum for Toledo. Planners decided to remodel a vacant building which had formerly been a Nature Center for
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With a staff of about 300 and a student population greater than 2,800, Timothy Matheney, principal of South Brunswick High School in New Jersey, said he is almost like the CEO of a small company. “My role is to point the school in the right direction,” he said. He’s done a good job of it. The school, located in Monmouth Junction, won a National School of Character award this year from the Character Education Partnership based in Washington, D.C. The National School of Character award recognizes select schools for their “outstanding character development of students,” according to the Character Education Partnership’s website. South Brunswick was one of three high schools in the nation to receive the award. Described by South Brunswick
parent Alicia Cassio as a quiet leader, Matheney, who grew up in Walbridge, has focused the school’s students on five core values of honesty, kindness, respect, responsibility and service.
Great role models Matheney, 44, wasn’t sure he wanted a career in education when he began teaching. But he had the profession in his blood. His father, Dean, was the assistant principal at Longfellow Elementary and his mother, Bettie, was a reading aide in the Title 1 program at Marshall Elementary. “I’m an educator today because my parents were great role models for being curious and being avid readers … [and] lifelong learners,” he said. Matheney attended Princeton University for his bachelor’s degree and seriously considered law school. But he discovered his love for secondary education through his involvement with a model congress. The model was designed to simulate an actual govern-
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A14 â– TOLEDO FREE PRESS â– MATHENEY CONTINUED FROM A12 The national honor didnâ€™t surprise Harms. The same qualities that impressed him while Matheney was a high school editor, he said, have served him well as the leader of a school. â€œThatâ€™s what makes him so endearing as a person,â€? Harms said. â€œHe is absolutely respectful, responsible, honest.â€?
Next level Matheney left St. Johnâ€™s in 1995 to earn his masterâ€™s degree in education from the University of Michigan. After stops at the University of Minnesota and Prior Lake High School, also in Minnesota, his career came full circle when he arrived at South Brunswick, just a few miles northeast of Princeton. Gina Welsh, who has worked at South Brunswick for 15 years and is currently the activities coordinator,
said Matheney brought with him a more directed zeal for service, honesty and integrity than had previously characterized the school. â€œWe were always a good school, no doubt about that,â€? she said. â€œBut I think he brought that next level to our focus. Not only do we want our kids to be smart, but we want them to be good.â€?
A positive force Matheney has had support, but he has led the way to success with commitment and a sense of humor. Welsh remembered him attending a school pep rally dressed as a biker, where the cheerleading squad tossed him in the air. Matheney, Welsh said, is intense. But, he is also devoted to â€œcelebrating our goodness; celebrating what we do right,â€? she said. Cassio agreed. â€œHeâ€™s not walking through the halls yelling at [students],â€? she said. â€œHeâ€™s
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St. Ursula grad to enter West Point St. Francis grad heading to Harvard Big changes are ahead for Cassandra Jones of South Toledo. The recent high school graduate has been immersed in the all-female environment of St. Ursula Academy for the past four years, but things will be different come June 27 when Jones enters a six-week boot camp before heading to the United States Military Academy at West Point this fall. Each West Point class consists of about 1,300 cadets and typically only 200 to 300 females per class, Jones said. Admission to West Point, located in New York state, is rigorous and based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership potential and physical aptitude. Graduates earn Bachelor of Science degrees and are commissioned as 2nd lieutenants in the United States Army. After graduation, they serve five years in the active military and three years in the reserves. Jones, who played basketball and
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Clad in light and dark blue gowns, Lake High School’s 100th graduating class entered their commencement ceremony May 22 and passed a silent reminder of how far they’d come. Painted in white on a corner of turf on the school’s new football field is the date “6-5-10.” It’s been nearly a year since a tornado destroyed the high school along with dozens of area homes, killing seven people, including the father of Lake’s 2010 valedictorian. After spending their senior year in temporary quarters dubbed “The Hanger” at Owens Community College, the 129 graduates of the Class of 2011 were glad to be gathered on the grounds of their former school. “I’m so happy we’re graduating here on the football field,” said graduate Liz Anzaldua. “I don’t think it’d be the same to graduate elsewhere.” Anzaldua, who plans to study premedicine at the University of Toledo on a full-ride scholarship, said she was excited to get her diploma. “I’ve been ready since the begin-
ning of the year,” Anzaldua said. “This day couldn’t come quick enough.” On June 5, Anzaldua was at a friend’s house on Main Street in Millbury. The street was one of the hardesthit areas. The twister flattened homes on both sides of the street and killed three members of the Walters family. “We were messing around and said, ‘Wow, that sounds like a train’ and that happened to be when the tornado came through,” said Anzaldua, who said no one in the house was hurt. During Superintendent Jim Witt’s address, he pointed to the middle school and elementary school, noting the buildings where many in the class spent their formative school years. He then pointed to the empty dirt lot where the high school one stood, the spot “where for three years, you cried, learned, laughed and made countless memories.” “Today, for the last time as an entire group, you are home,” Witt said. Graduate Hillary West said graduating on site was preferable to anywhere else. “This is where we started; this is our home, our campus,” West said. “This is where we belong.” ■ LAKE CONTINUES ON A20
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A20 â– TOLEDO FREE PRESS â– LAKE CONTINUED FROM A17 West, who will attend the University of Akron on a softball scholarship this fall, said the hardest part of spending her senior year at â€œThe Hangerâ€? was feeling like the new kid again. â€œWe were just like freshman, going into a new school, starting over when we should have known what was going on,â€? West said. Middle school and high school principal Lee Herman said he felt the graduating class had as normal a senior year as they could have under the circumstances. â€œKids are amazingly resilient and while the building [at Owens] has nuances that make it different from a regular high school, they handled it and adjusted to it well,â€? said Herman, who said construction of a new high school building is scheduled to be completed by August 2012. â€œIf they had their choice they would much rather be in the old building, but thatâ€™s not a choice.â€? It was a big adjustment, but West said the class made the most of it.
â€œAs seniors, everyone was looking to us to lead and we had to take control,â€? West said. â€œThe biggest thing for us was not getting split up. We didnâ€™t want to go to other schools. Not that we donâ€™t like other schools, but we wanted to be together.â€? Graduate Casey Witt said the adversity made the class closer. â€œIt wasnâ€™t the ideal location to spend senior year, but we got to do it together,â€? said Witt, who plans to attend UT and major in secondary education. Thankfulness for togetherness was a recurring sentiment among the graduates. â€œIt was hard, but we got through it because we were together,â€? said Keegan Lucas, who plans to attend UT to study accounting. â€œThey were talking about splitting us up, so it was good we were together.â€? The class motto, printed on the commencement program, is lyrics from an Eminem song called â€œNot Afraidâ€?: â€œWe walk this road together, through the storm, whatever weather, cold or warm, just let you know, youâ€™re
not alone.â€? Witt, who is the son of the superintendent, said graduation brought mixed emotions. â€œItâ€™s overwhelming and bittersweet, but itâ€™s very exciting,â€? said Witt, who was one of five student speakers during the ceremony. He had one piece of advice for his classmates: Donâ€™t blink. â€œOur community learned that everything can be gone in an instant. Our school, where we would have spent our senior year, also gone in an
MAY 29, 2011 instant,â€? Witt said. â€œNo matter where the world takes us or what it has in store, what matters is we all graduated from Lake High School together. Cherish every moment. Donâ€™t blink.â€? Fellow student speaker Dillon Wood took a less serious route, peppering his speech with inside jokes and quips, prompting the biggest laughs of the ceremony. â€œThe administration said everything would be OK, that we would just have to grind it out,â€? said Wood of the rebuilding process. â€œThen the day be-
fore Homecoming, we were informed there was a no grinding policy, so we couldnâ€™t grind it out anymore.â€? Witt recalled surveying the damage last June and wondering how students would react. Then he watched the community come together â€œin a way thatâ€™s indescribable even todayâ€? and saw the rising seniors pitching in to help their neighbors everywhere he looked. â€œAt that time, in that moment, I knew we were going to be fine,â€? Witt said. âœŻ
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Leader Engineering Fabrication Inc. managed to grow during the recession and is expanding its custom design-build business located in the Napoleon Industrial Park about 40 miles southwest of Toledo. “We had one of the best periods of growth during the recession due to quality, competitive pricing and service to our customers. They refer to Leader as a partner, not a vendor. We want to be their partner and build successful relationships,” said Sales Manager John Cichocki Jr. “We came out of the recession a better, stronger and more efficient organization. We looked at it as an opportunity, not a reason to fail. We leaned down and now revenues are up. We’re looking to expand our business in-house and with acquisitions,” Cichocki said. Leader recently acquired a small local machine shop and is incorporating it into its business. It plans to add one or two new employees for the additional operation, he said. The biggest challenge for the team at Leader is finding qualified, skilled technical workers who are analytical in their processes. The company has an immediate need for an experienced design engineer, Cichocki said. The company has been seeking a design engineer for six months without success. Its recent ad for the position generated four responses which is more activity than in the past, he said. It has assembled a team of engineers with expertise in mechanical, automation, hydraulic, and electrical systems to help customers analyze their needs and develop concepts to meet those needs. Of its 35 employees, five are mechanical engineers and eight are electrical engineers. Leader designs and builds custom equipment and machinery for automakers and Tier 1 suppliers to the automotive industry that comprises 90 percent of its business. It has supplied machinery to General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Hyundai, Kia,
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other? If you can’t answer that question in the affirmative then resist the urge to win that aforementioned social media prize. Traditional media broadcasts to very large groups of people hoping that a small percentage of that group
responds to an appeal. Now consider social media’s reach. Begin with a theoretical limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. How many people can you share one additional piece of identifying info? “Oh, I know Janeile, she’s Kevin a member of Social Media Breakfast Toledo. Yes, I know Michael, his wife’s name is Amy and they own a small business. Lorrie’s son goes to Ohio University.” Dunbar’s Number identifies this core tribe. This theoretical number lies somewhere between 100-230. Let’s make it 150. That’s your core social group — 150 people — that you can offer one additional piece of identifying info. When someone in your core social group comments on something that interests you, that affirmation comes with “social credibility.” Michael and I are former co-workers. We’ve spent time together, we’ve had lunch.” His comment, appraisal or review of something is elevated by our relationship. Now Michael has 150 friends in his core. And Janeile is a friend of
both Michael and I and she has 150 friends in her core. You can see how these social cores (and their conversations and ideas) can extend indefinitely out to the same range as the big media broadcasters. Now take a good solid social core and put CESARZ it on steroids? Social networking channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn develop and strengthen this core group. Every time you reveal good, usable information and insight your core rewards you. It’s always good to be affirmed by our social group. These are the people who make us feel at ease — the people we trust. Can you or your business harness this type of power? Can you make me smarter and stronger? Can you build a stronger tribe? ✯ Kevin Cesarz is director of social media and web projects manager at Thread Marketing Group in Maumee. He writes about social media and content strategy on his blog i scream social klcesarz.wordpress.com.
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know, I know, the weather absolutely stinks. Can it rain anymore? Everyone is so sick of rainy chilly weather we are all about to scream. What is the deal with spring? It seems like it is delayed about a Mark month. The flowers Nolan blooming in our front yard are about a month later than normal. Up until recently, I (Mark) have not minded the weather in Northwest Ohio and have enjoyed the changes in the seasons. My wife Lisa loves the warm weather and keeps telling me we need to head for a warmer climate. With the ridiculous weather we have had I am now starting to see it more her way. I don’t think I am ready to give up my favorite season, which is fall, though. I enjoy football season and the crisp cool air too much. Despite this lousy weather, I am thankful for a brief 36hour window of great weather for my daughter Caitlyn’s recent high school graduation party. It was held at Olander Park and a good time was had by all with weather exactly how it is supposed to be this time of year. Hang in there. Many things in life require perseverance. If things are not going well, it will get better. If you are struggling financially, relief will come. If
a relationship is going through a rocky patch, it will smooth out. If you are going through a spiritual dry spell, the springs of living water will flow again soon. And trust me, summer is coming. How do I know? It does every CLAIR year. When it does BAKER come, be careful to not get burned. Enjoy the warmth. Enjoy the sun shining down on your face. Be careful, though. Too much of a good thing can hurt. My dad used to kid me about my pale complexion. He used to call me “lily white.” I joke around that my skin is so white that it is a slight shade of blue. Thus, I have to be careful when I am exposed to the sun. This was evident by my recent trip to Marco Island for spring break. One day of about a half-hour too long in the sun and my skin turned the color of a lobster. Speaking of getting burned, there are things other than too much sun that can cause you to get burned. Some of them can be life-changers. How many out there reading this got burned by the stock market in 2008? You know who you are. Oh but that is over and everything has come back to where it was. No reason to worry about getting burned again, right? Think again, sunshine. Just like one learns to apply
sunscreen when venturing outside when the sun is the hottest, one also should take steps to protect against too much downside risk in your investment portfolio. Many believe it is not a matter of if the stock market will have a steep decline again, but it is only a matter of when. Refusing to believe this is like falling asleep in the sun. There are protective measures you can apply to your investments like applying sunscreen to your skin. Most sunscreen does not filter all of the sun out, but does protect you from most of the dangerous rays. There are tools in the investment world that can act like sunscreen. Tools that can reduce your exposure to the dangerous sunrays called market volatility (a kind way of saying your account dropped like a rock). Nolan, being a former electrician in the Marine Corps, likes to refer to these tools as circuit breakers. They are various tools that can help reduce your portfolio’s exposure to danger. You owe it to yourself to enjoy the great weather when it comes. You also owe it to yourself and your happy retirement to find out how you can apply a little sunscreen to your life savings. Check into it today. Don’t get burned. ✯
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The Owens Community College softball team came one win away from the NJCAA Division II National Championship on May 21, losing 10-0 to No. 1 LSU-Eunice in the title game. “Our goal was to come out here and win this thing,” Owens head coach Duane Lanham said. “We got up in the morning and decided to get after it. We were rolling. We just ran out of gas. We needed our ‘A’ game to beat LSU, and we just weren’t able to bring it.” After opening the tournament on May 19 with wins against Mineral Area College (37-18) and No. 6 Heartland Community College (39-21), the No. 4 seed Express (44-5) lost 6-0 to LSU-Eunice (58-10) on May 20 in the semifinal of the winner’s bracket. The two losses to LSU-Eunice were the only two times the team was shut out all season. “They were ranked No. 1 for a reason,” Lanham said. “The first game, we just didn’t play well, and I think we let down. The second game was their
first game of the day and our third. We kind of ran out of firepower. We just didn’t get the sticks going. We got some hits, but we couldn’t string a set of hits together. We were close, but we couldn’t get that key hit when we needed it.” Owens rebounded with a 2-0 win against East Central Community College (37-15) to stay alive in the tournament. In the first game of the loser’s bracket May 21, Owens battled nine innings in an 8-7 win over No. 9 South Mountain Community College (43-28). Owens had jumped out to a 7-1 lead, but SMCC rallied with six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. In the top of the ninth inning, freshman second baseman Michelle Hollister reached on a fielder’s choice to score sophomore outfielder Morgan Gray for the winning run. “Nobody thought they were going to put up the runs to tie it up,” sophomore outfielder Kristen Roznoski said after that game. “I thought that we worked so hard and played a great game so far, and it sucks that we might lose it. I’m so happy we battled and pulled through it.” “We had a terrible inning in the Warren Thomas Special Offer
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bottom of the seventh,” Lanham said. “They tied it up, and we had to compete through the ninth inning. Getting that win gave us momentum. That momentum carried into the next game. We were on fire.” The team stayed on fire in the next game, winning 13-2 over No. 2 Kankakee Community College (4812) in just five innings. Freshman Ashlyn Michalak pitched the complete game, allowing two runs off six hits and no walks with three strikeouts. “She pitched lights out,” Lanham said. “She pitched Springfield [High School] to the Final Four last year, so she’s used to playing in that type of competition.” The team had 16 total hits with three-hit performances from Roznoski, sophomore third baseman Alaina Haubert and sophomore shortstop Lindsey Bandeen. Roznoski earned her 81st hit during the game to set the school record for hits in a season. She also broke the school record for runs in a season, finishing the year 85 of 167 for a .508 average with 64 runs and 22 RBI while hitting leadoff. “It’s a great accomplishment to break any record,” Roznoski said. “I couldn’t have done it without the help of my team. Alaina Haubert and I always thank each other. I thank her for hitting me in and allowing me to score the run, and she thanks me for the RBI.” “She led the country in batting average and on-base percentage for over half the year,” Lanham said of Roznoski. “She learned to read the defense very well. Whether it’s to bump it or bunt it right at the plate, hit into the outfield for a triple or even a home run, she had all the tools to get on base. She’s quick. It’s hard to get her out when she’s stealing. She understands the game.” Roznoski wasn’t the only standout player as Bandeen and sophomore first baseman Matea Rice were both named to the All-Tournament Team. Rice was 8 of 20 in the tournament with a threerun home run and earned the honor mostly for her defensive play at first base. Bandeen was 11 of 25 in the tour-
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nament with eight RBI and five runs. She finished the season 62 of 154 for a .402 average with 49 RBI and 39 runs. “They were phenomenal,” Lanham said. “They both knew what they wanted to accomplish and achieve. Our team is built on being solid all the way through. You never knew who was going to step it up. Lindsey really caught fire the last couple weeks. Matea hit the ball extremely well. She saved us on a lot of not-so-great throws. Her defensive work was solid.” Bandeen was also honored by the team this season as the recipient of the Heart of a Champion award. “She’s a kid that is nothing but softball when she puts her cleats on,” Lanham said. “It’s probably the highest award we give out. The Heart of a Champion is someone we feel just wants to play ball. That’s all they want to do. They know they’re going to make mistakes, but they play through them. It’s a player who does everything you ask of them. It’s a high honor in our program.” The program set several school records this season. It is the first women’s team in school history to play in a national championship game. The Express tied the school record for wins in a season and earned the program’s 400th overall win. In 13 seasons as an
official NJCAA sport, the team has a 400-91-1 record and has won 10 of the last 11 Ohio Community College Athletic Conference titles. “At the start of the season, if somebody said we’d end up being the national runner-ups, I’d be tickled to death,” Lanham said. “I’m still tickled to death. The team gave me all I asked of them. We’d love to have come home with that big trophy, but I’m happy with what we got.” Roznoski was also happy with the way the season turned out. “I wouldn’t have changed anything about the season, except maybe not having so many rainouts,” she said. “The practices were hard, but every girl on the team pushed through it and gave it their all to make sure that the team was successful. This has been my favorite season and one of my favorite teams I’ve ever played on, and I’ll never forget it. I’ll miss this team very much.” Despite having only eight players returning next season, Lanham is optimistic about the team’s chances. “We have some nice looking kids who have given a verbal commitment,” Lanham said. “We’re building a pretty solid team again for next year. If history repeats itself, I think we’ll put together a pretty solid program once again next year.” ✯
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Toledo native Ballard removed from UT football team By Mike Bauman and Zach Davis
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In two days, Toledo has lost two football players for the upcoming 2011 season. Senior Isaiah Ballard was removed from the team on May 25, one day after junior Damien McIntosh was kicked off the squad. Both players were arrested in the last 10 days and charged with felonious assault. Ballard allegedly broke UT graduate Carlos Ruiz’s jaw, sending the 23-year-old to the Toledo Hospital. His jaw was wired shut on May 24 and it will remain so for the next month as he is limited to an all liquid diet. “Isaiah Ballard has been permanently removed from our football program,” Tim Beckman said in a statement released through Toledo Associate Athletic Director of Media Relations Paul Helgren. “We have policies on our team for personal conduct that our players must adhere to. Any and all players must adhere to these policies.” According to records Toledo Free Press obtained from Toledo Municipal Clerk of Court, Ballard was charged with felonious assault with the victim seriously harmed. The complaint — filed on May 19 — stated that “Isaiah L. Ballard did punch Carlos Ruiz several times in the face causing Medical treatment at Toledo Hospital for a
Ruiz, a 23-year-old UT graduate in finance and current grad student at Bowling Green State University, described the incident and what led to the confrontation for the first time publicly since it happened in an email to the Toledo Free Press. “The incident that took place on the 15th was extremely unfortunate,” Ruiz wrote. “Not only for myself but for Rocket fans all over the area. The following is my account of what took place that night which will contain the utmost honesty and accuracy.” The confrontation occurred after 12:30 a.m. when Ruiz arrived at a friend’s house. Ballard, who was already present, and Ruiz began playing games with some of their friends. Ruiz said that they were socializing and even figured out that they both attended the same elementary school before a conflict ensued between Ballard and a female friend. He also claims that Ballard had been drinking. Ruiz claims Ballard began calling the woman a “b----” and she told him to leave. When Ballard refused to go, Ruiz stepped in. “I know who to mess with and who not to mess with, and Mr. Ballard was not a guy I wanted to mess with,” Ruiz said. “I knew I had to be careful in how I approached him. I went up to him and calmly told him, ‘Hey man, you have to go. The par-
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ty’s over and you called my friend a b---- and you can’t be doing that.’ At the blink of an eye, Mr. Ballard’s demeanor changed completely.” Ruiz claims Ballard began to yell “What the f--- are you going to do about it?” to him as he tried to tell him to relax and to calm down. “I did not want to fight him and wanted to make sure he knew that,” Ruiz said. In the house three females allegedly tried to defuse the situation by stepping between them but Ruiz claims Ballard “shoved the girls into the wall and the ground” before turning towards Ruiz. “[He] began punching me in the face,” Ruiz said. “I was sent flying back and began pleading with Isaiah to please stop. He was not listening and once again approached me and hit me with another combo. This time I went down and he came over top of me and began kicking my face and throat.” Ruiz said the three females each got up and pulled Ballard off of him but could not stop him as he came back again to hit him, landing approximately 10 punches and kicks to his face before he left the house. Since the incident, Ruiz has been admitted to the Toledo Hospital. He had his jaw wired shut by a plastic surgeon on May 24 and it will remain that way for the next month to help it heal. “I hope Mr. Ballard realizes the se-
verity of his actions and does not victimize any more innocent people in the future. I trust justice will be served on my behalf,” he said.
Arraignment Ballard’s arraignment took place on May 25 where Thomas Lake posted $1,500 of his $15,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 7 at 9 a.m. The incident was not Ballard’s first run-in with the law. In addition to his pending felonious assault charge, Ballard has eight priors on his record dating back to September 2007, of which he was found guilty on seven and dismissed on the other. Of his eight priors, Ballard was found guilty on four of five traffic charges (operation of vehicle at stop signs, operating a vehicle without seatbelt, flashing traffic signals; red stop light, driving without license), while the other three were disorderly conduct; engaging in fight/ threaten, loitering; obstructing free passage of pedestrians or vehicles and failure to disperse, all of which he was found guilty of. McIntosh is being held in the Lucas County jail on a $25,000 bond. He has a preliminary hearing at the Toledo Municipal Court on June 2 at 9 a.m. “Damien McIntosh has been permanently removed from our football program,” Beckman said in a statement. “We will not tolerate this kind of behavior. We maintain a high standard of personal conduct on our team,
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Michael Bublé knows a thing or two about expectations and pressure. He recalls how he felt going into his second CD, the 2005 release, “It’s Time.” Bublé was coming off of a 2003 self-titled debut CD that sold some 3.5 million copies and had turned him into the hottest of the “Great American Songbook” singers. But in the press, his success was frequently being dismissed as a fluke, and plenty of people were predicting that the whole “Great American Songbook” craze would soon fade into oblivion. Bublé knew what was at stake. As he told this writer in 2005, he felt he had to hit a home run with “It’s Time.” “All I thought about was I need to make a great record, not a good record,” Bublé said then. Music fans, obviously, liked the way Bublé responded. “It’s Time” became another major hit, with a single, “Home,” that topped Billboard magazine’s Adult Contemporary chart. Since then, the singer’s career has done nothing but gain momentum. The 2007 CD, “Call Me Irresponsible,” topped the Billboard album chart and boasted another chart-topping Adult Contemporary hit in “Everything.” Now his current CD, “Crazy Love,” has become another multiplatinum blockbuster, notching another number one hit on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart in “Haven’t Met You Yet.” In addition, a deluxe edition, featuring the hit single, “Hollywood,” was released in late October. He will play Toledo’s Huntington Center on June 7. So now that Bublé has four hit studio albums in his catalog and has proven himself to be a genuine arena headlining star, is the pressure off ? Hardly, although Bublé said it’s a different sort of feeling now. “I think I’m more confident in what I’m doing, confident in my decisionmaking process and what my instincts are telling me,” Bublé told a group of five reporters during a telephone call. “But the truth is I have to believe that you’re only as good as your last record, especially in this business now. It’s a volatile business and it’s harder than ever to sell records. I just don’t think you can pat yourself on the back too much. While I appreciate the moment and I smell the roses, each time out I put pressure on myself that it’s got to be better. “This record took longer than any of the previous ones,” he said. “The
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McSweeney played the Mulroney and his wife Bublé’s CD, and before long, the Mulroneys asked Bublé to perform at their daughter’s wedding. The guest list at the wedding included a family friend, David Foster. That would be David Foster, the producer famous for his work with Céline Dion, Chicago and Whitney Houston. And after seeing Bublé perform, Foster took the singer under his wing, paving the way for a record deal with Reprise, which had Foster produce Bublé’s debut album. It’s been one success and triumph after another ever since. What’s ironic about Bublé’s success is that while he is known primarily as an interpreter — not only of “Great American Songbook” material spanning roughly 1930 to 1960, but of more contemporary pop songs as well — Bublé’s greatest success has come with songs he wrote himself. “Haven’t Met You Yet” is one of two Bublé originals on “Crazy Love” (a CD that otherwise features Bublé’s interpretations of such familiar standards as “Georgia On My Mind,” “Stardust” and “Cry Me A River”); “Home” and “Everything” were also songs he co-wrote. Bublé said he takes the challenge of writing his own songs very seriously, often spending six months or more before feeling a song passes muster.
But if his songwriting process seems meticulous, Bublé said his approach toward how to perform a cover is even more challenging. “With the standards, it’s a different process,” he said. “I would say it’s a more difficult process because in a lot of the songs, what I’m really trying to do is obviously interpret them well and bring them to life again, but by doing that, I really need to conceptualize. “It’s much more difficult to do a standard for me than an original because you can compare the standards to the hundreds of other ways that they’ve been done,” Bublé said. “But with an original, you can’t.” Bublé said he has been putting his share of work into his live show. “Obviously, the production is going to be a lot bigger,” he said. “When I spoke to my people that are organizing it and doing all the production, I had said that I wanted it to be a big show and bombastic and grandiose, but at the same time I needed it to be even more intimate than it was before. “A good entertainer should be able to get up there with a chair and a balloon and entertain people,” Bublé said. “So I don’t want to overdo the production. I want to make sure it’s still a show that has heart and a show that still touches people. I want there to be authenticity.” ✯
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You’ve never seen a drum solo until you watch Naturally 7’s Warren Thomas. He doesn’t use any sticks. “My brother, Warren, wanted drums, and our mother thought it was just too noisy to have, so he decided he would become the drums himself,” explained Roger Thomas, the group’s musical director, arranger, baritone and rapper. In 1999, Roger took that concept from his younger brother, multiplied it by seven, and created “vocal play.” “A cappella is when you sing without instruments; vocal play is when you become the instruments,” Roger said. “And we’ve found that each one of us had this uncanny ability to imitate at least one or two instruments each.” Be sure to get to the Michael Bublé concert early to see Naturally 7 — the Thomas brothers, Rod Eldridge, Napoleon “Polo” Cummings, Dwight Stewart, Garfield Buckley and Armand “Hops” Hutton. They
will open the 8 p.m. show June 7 at the Huntington Center. Tickets range from $49.50 to $85. “Every time we get in front of an audience, we’re blessed to see their jaws drop,” Roger said. “It sometimes takes some people two, three songs before they even know what’s going on, and that can make you smile for sure. You see some people, ‘Oh my goodness! Is this all vocal?’ “And there are some people that get it right away. We’ve got the mics in our hands, we’re singing, but we sound so much like a band, so much like instrumentation that people are used to hearing, it’s hard for them to grasp sometimes.” Roger took a break from working on new music at a studio in Atlanta for the phone interview. “I think people have an idea from Bobby McFerrin and from Take 6 that OK, you can imitate to a certain point, but I think where we’ve taken it is probably further than anybody’s seen it before,” he said. “You’re now seeing how versatile the human voice really can be.” Check out Naturally 7’s YouTube
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“We do three songs usually with [Bublé] someplace in the middle of his set,” Roger said, adding the group opens with a mix of R&B, pop, rock, soul, folk and gospel.
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The parenting year
ne of the most difficult life changes I experienced while moving from adolescence to adulthood was realizing that the world at large doesn’t actually revolve around the academic calendar. Upon entering the work force, I was suddenly faced with the reality of spending Christmas Eve, Easter and other once-taken-forgranted days-off ringing up groceries or delivering pizza. Just as I came to fully accept the fact that the 9-to-5 year ran from January to December and didn’t pause for sunny days, open swimming pools or neighborhood festivals, my first child entered school and I again had to swap my Gregorian calendar for one that started its year in mid-August. The school seasons have simply stacked on top of the regular happenings of good ol’ winter, spring, summer and fall. In addition to designating the first day of school as the first day of the year, hayrides and pumpkin picking are now sandwiched between school supply and clothes shopping, open house, school pictures, endless check writing, new homework regimens, fall sports and other beginning-of-the-academic-year activities. Just as we finally begin to settle into the new school year’s routine, perhaps the busiest season of all adds yet another layer to our everthickening days: holiday season. Now that I am a parent, the fourth Thursday in November through the January 1 holiday season that I knew as a carefree, someone-else-does-thework child has morphed into what seems like the majority of the year. Halloween rolls into Thanksgiving, which rolls into Christmas, which rolls into New Year’s which rolls into Valentine’s Day, which rolls into St. Patrick’s Day, which rolls into Easter, which rolls into Memorial Day, which rolls into Independence Day, which, honestly, almost rolls right into Labor Day and the beginning of school, starting the entire cycle over again. If you observe Jewish or Muslim holidays, your holiday season falls right on top of your already-chaotic beginning-ofschool season, which I imagine leads to even further stress and complication. Yet, major observances are only the tip of the activity iceberg.
The parenting year is continually sprinkled with numerous events less obvious to the general public, but almost equally important in the eyes of school-aged children and their parents. There are seasonal events, like report card days and school dances, and there are the annual not-to-be-missed occasions, like the family picnic and the ice cream social. The end of the school year is a particularly hectic time in the life of a parent. Spring sports are in full swing, with athletic seasons overlapping one another and fighting for prominence, just as everyone on the academic calendar is trying to squeeze in one last year-summarizing hurrah before the end of school. Although summer vacation is within sight, navigating the scheduling obstacle course between spring break and the last day of school is
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YOUR TAROTGRAM AND HOROSCOPE
May 29 - June 4, 2011
Events: New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Gemini (1st), Mercury enters Gemini (2nd), Jupiter enters Taurus (4th)
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Aries (March 21-April 19)
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
A dollar short. People are in transit and distracted with personal issues. Secure what’s been established midweek; a new helper or resource arrives Thursday. People ask confusing questions Friday or give bad directions. The map isn’t the territory. Streamline your agenda to critical priorities.
Solar power. Authority figures in multiple organizations change roles. Now people get involved and bring a wealth of ideas and resources. Your tolerance for excesses is shrinking; consider new strategies for managing relationships. Cut loose tender illusions, even if it’s sad.
Wait for words. Efforts are slowly accumulating results. As the week begins, fine tune your approach and necessary tools and contacts. Long-term contracts/agreements are in a process of being updated, giving you further advantages.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Intimate details. You’re crossing the bridge from one set of goals to another. If well reasoned, the changes will bring lasting stability and multiple improvements. Much work is required, but there’s a joyous quality to doing things you believe in.
Investor’s club. This week brings career and workplace changes to a cross-road. Personnel changes and shifting responsibilities bring up questions about what stays and what goes. Sentiment clashes with practicality midweek; others suggest extreme solutions that may leave you uncomfortable.
Groundbreaking. Being passionate about people or ideas requires effort as the week starts. But attention is divided midweek. Unsettling changes bring stability, and it's worth waiting for. Your reputation and past efforts attract opportunities and rewards
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Kid’s games. Adjustments to your health and personal Parallel lives. The Solar eclipse in your sign indicates baselines focus require discipline. This week you’ll have better access being rest. Endings and completed projects transition into to your inner will and the ability to transform negative things with ease. Don’t get lost in overwhelming worldly thoughts. Whatever you’re handing onto won’t seem so matters; lock focus on what you can improve and mold to important. Concentrate on cleansing and detox as the your liking. weekend arrives. Gemini (May 21-June 21)
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Domestic peace. Keep plugging away at practical tasks. The Solar eclipse brings about positive transformation in areas you can’t control A person near you is in a developing relationship; another needs to find a lifeboat.
Master builder. This is a good week to examine structural frameworks in buildings, finances and relationships. Considerations are changing and it’s time to install improved support systems.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Transport fleet. Continue to cobble out practical solutions around domestic transitions. Meet stubborn resistance with innovative tactics midweek. Equitable methods garner trust and support; extremes alienate broad support networks. Keep track of keys and passwords Friday. Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Fertility treatments. Seeds are germinating all around you, starting up lots of exciting new avenues and connections for you to explore. Everyone’s agreeable to wrapping up old business midweek, and this further facilitates your transition to new endeavors. On Friday, one option falls short of expectations; Saturday, another exceeds them.
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A home for Chief Chief is a 5-year-old brindle boxer mix. A humane agent from the Toledo Area Humane Society removed Chief from his home after his owner neglected to take care of him. He loves to be petted d and his e nt i re body will wiggle with excitement every veery time he is given given someattention. en ntion. Chief is still ll very thin from a la lack ack of proper feeding, ed ding, but his physical yssical condition im-
proves every day and he is slowly becoming the athletic dog he was meant to be. He is still fairly active for a 5-year-old dog and loves to run and play in the yard. Chief gets along with other dogs as long as he can be b the dominant dog. Chief has been neutered, examined h by b a staff veterinarian, is current ren on his vaccinations and is microchipped. Toledo Area Humane Society is at 1920 Indian Wood i located lo Circle, Arrowhead Park, Maumee. Circlee, A Adoption hours are 10 A a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday a through Sunday. Call (419) t 891-0705 or visit www. 8 toledoareahumanesociety. t org. o
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IN MEMORIAM William L. “Bill” Berry, age 95, of Toledo, passed away Friday, May 20, 2011 at Swan Pointe Care Center. He was born on August 6, 1915 to Harrison and Clara (Henninger) Berry. Bill went to school through the 8th grade. He married his childhood sweetheart, Margie VanWormer, whom he walked to school every day; she passed away in 1991. Bill then married Jean Campos in 2005. She was his best friend, golf and bowling partner and loving caregiver. He worked for Ross Miller as a driver with Miller Oil Company for over 50 years becoming President before retiring. They established over 40 High Flash gas stations in Northwest Ohio, Michigan and Timmins Ontario, Canada. He and Ross Miller were entrepreneurs who established Tag Airlines and Tag Chemical. Bill was also Past President of the Northwest Ohio Petroleum Club. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Anchor Pointe Marina and the Toledo Elks Lodge # 53. Bill was an excellent golfer, bowler, fisherman and hunter. He was a very kind, generous person who did so much for so many. Bill will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Joe,
Harold and Otto Berry, sisters, Katherine Pfleger and Ruth Petot and stepdaughter, Catherine Sedlar. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 5 years, Jean Berry; daughter, Janet Harvest; son, Joe (Dianne) Berry; son-in-law, Robert Harvest; grandchildren, Wendy (Tom) Comeau, Bill (Jennifer) Harvest, Jennifer (Dan) DeVerna, Joey Berry and Andrea (Chris) Elliott; great-grandchildren, Emma and Alyssa Harvest, Derek, Drake, Chloe and Brody DeVerna; brothers, Hank (Lois) and Gilbert Berry; sister, Hermine Netermyer; Jean’s children, Elizabeth Snow, Denise Rothwell, Nancy Villagomez, Betty Christianson, Charles Campos and Jacqueline Whyte; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to gather on Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900) with Memorial Services beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of fl owers, those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio. To leave a special message for Bill’s family, please visit www.NewcomerToledo.com.
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