VOL. 127, NO. 16 - SEVENTY FIVE CENTS 10 Pages Inside This Edition Page 9 Alliance Swim Team At Sidney ALLIANCE, NEBRASKA WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013 Governor Touts Economy, Taxes On Alliance Stop By JOHN E. WEARE T-H Managing Editor ALLIANCE — Governor Dave Heineman stopped at Alliance Tuesday. A visit outside the campaign season and just after the legislative session, he spoke to a joint meeting of the Lions Club and Rotary at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center. Heineman The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, received a lot of attention following the governor’s prepared remarks. Audience member Brian Kuhn asked for the status of the Keystone XL pipeline. Heineman replied that Nebraska did all it could as far as rerouting the project and it is now on the president’s desk. “Nebraska is in remarkably good economic shape compared to the rest of the country, but we must continue to move forward. The status quo is unacceptable,” Heineman said as he began. Taxes have been a key sticking point in attempting to level the playing field with surrounding states competing with Nebraska for business investment and employees. The governor signed three bills this past session that are hoped will improve the tax climate. One will eliminate Nebraska’s alternative minimum tax; another would consider employee stock ownership plans corporations with shareholders now able to remove dividends and capital gains from their taxable incomes; the third raises the level of tax deductions for contributions to From Knitting To Knick-Knacks, 4-H Kids Workshops Fun For All Ages Wind ____________________ Calm Temp. at noon______________ 76 High Tuesday ______________8 4 Overnight Low ______________5 3 Precipitation________________.55 Precip. 2013 ______________5.49 Precip. 2012 ______________4.08 Rise June 20 ________5:16 a.m. Set June 20 ________8:31 p.m. Legals •Notice of Closure County Assessors Office •Trustees’ Sale •Meeting County Commissioners •Notice Wheatridge Cr. Apartments •Ordinance No. 2724 •Ordinance No. 2727 Today in Alliance History Find the Alliance Times-Herald on Facebook and Twitter: www.facebook.com/AllianceTimes; @ATimes-Herald Assault, Possession Charges Filed By MARK DYKES Asst. Managing Editor (See COURT on page 2) Lake Leak Patched, Refilling To Begin Photos by Denice Phillips/Times-Herald Often thought to be all about raising livestock, 4-H kids know there is a lot more to being part of the program than taking care of animals. Here, through one-on-one instruction, boys and girls learn to knit ruffled scarves and make terrariums. Above, Shawna Banks watches closely as Rose Edwards shows her how to loop the open threads on the edge of the ribbon yarn onto the knitting needles. Right, A purple ruffled scarf made by Jeanne Murray, makes ribbon yarn into a colorful fashion accessory. By DENICE PHILLIPS Times-Herald Writer ALLIANCE — Monday afternoon students took part in a knitting workshop at the UNL Extension Office in Alliance. 4-H workshops are a great way for kids to get out of the heat — and out from in from in front of the television — to learn something new, and make some new friends along the way. Instructor Jeanne Murray said she had learned how to make the soft ruffled scarves over the winter, “so this is our first adventure,” in this type of knitting craft, which uses a very simple knitting technique. Students use “ribbon” yarn in their choice of colors — first wrapping the ribbon around an empty paper towel tube to help avoid the snarls and knotting that occur when simply pulling it from the skein like traditional yarn. Getting started, students loop the threaded openings along one side of the ribbon onto the knitting needles, counting stitches as they go, picking up the next stitch and keeping track as they guide the loops of thread onto knitting needles. A fun craft, scarves are becoming a very popular fashion accessory, or could make a nice gift. 4-H has many “hands-on” workshops for boys and girls of all ages, including arts and crafts, cooking and photography, as well as educational day-camps. Miss Flame Scheduled For July By MARK DYKES Asst. Managing Editor June 19, 1987: James Reinders, a 1944 AHS graduate living in Houston and working as a world-traveled oil consultant, built Carhenge on his farmland two miles north of Alliance. (See HEINEMAN on page 2) ALLIANCE — Charges have been filed in Box Butte County Court against two separate Alliance subjects. Zachary L. DuBray, 27, is charged with first-degree assault, a Class IV felony alleging on June 15 he knocked Eric V. Johnson off his Local Weather: Wednesday, isolated thunderstorms, sunny, high near 87, breezy, with a SSE wind 18-25 mph, gusts reaching 34 mph, 20% chance of precipitation. Wednesday night, continued isolated thunderstorms before midnight, partly cloudy, low around 57, breezy, SSE wind 20-25 mph becoming SW 7-12 mph after midnight, gusts could reach 34 mph, 20% chance of precipitation. Thursday, sunny, high near 82, WSW wind 6-11 mph becoming NNW 13-18 mph in the morning, gusts up to 28 mph. Thursday night, slight chance of thunderstorms, partly cloudy, low around 57, ENE wind 7-10 mph, 20% chance of precipitation. For local and national weather go to: www.alliancetimes.com a state-sponsored college savings program. “This year, we eliminated Nebraska’s alternative minimum tax for middle class families, so they can keep more of the money they earn. We helped small businesses by allowing them to carry forward their net operating losses for 20 years instead of the current policy of five years. This change is important to start-up small businesses. We increased the income tax deductions for families saving for a ALLIANCE — Whether big and brawny or small and scrawny, the time is here for men to show their feminine side at this year’s Miss Flame Pageant. Alliance Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief/EMS Brad Schrum, who has helped put on the annual male-only beauty pageant since its 2010 inaugural year, said Thursday, July 18, beginning at 7 p.m., the guys will strut their stuff at the Performing Arts Center. Emcee for the evening will be, as in years past, Box Butte General Hospital CEO Dan Griess. Looking for a full dozen contestants to compete, Schrum said there have been four or five people already showing interest, and applications can be picked up at the Alliance Fire Hall. In addition to Miss Flame, first runner up Miss Smoke and second runner up Miss Spark will also be named, with prizes for each. Winners are also requested to participate in the Heritage Days Parade on Saturday, July 20. Contestants must be at least 19 years old, and will compete in eveningwear, swimsuit, talent and interview competitions. Schrum reminds those interested that this is a family-oriented show, and talents and costumes must be approved prior to the main event, at a mandatory practice July 17 at the PAC. Schrum noted people would be on-hand to help apply makeup, and there are some dresses available for men who need them, though they are fairly small. Tickets for the pageant will be available at the door the evening of the show, with proceeds going to (See FLAME on page 2) Projects can be used for entries during the Box Butte County Fair. On Tuesday, 4-H members learned about plant life by making terrariums. Starting with layers of rocks for drainage and potting soil in a clear glass container, the young horticulturists choose different succulents to place into the terrariums before adding decorations such as plastic animals and colorful decorations. Making sure to the mini-landscapes moist with plenty of sunlight to keep them healthy and growing, kids can use their imaginations to add new plants or add different decorations later. Upcoming workshops for 4-H members include: •1 p.m. June 24 — “Week at a (See 4-H on page 2) Photo by John E. Weare/Times-Herald Cracks appear in the west basin of Laing Lake earlier this week before repairs on a leak began. The patch is in place and refilling is expected to begin soon. By JOHN E. WEARE T-H Managing Editor ALLIANCE — Allowed to recede from the banks for repairs, water will soon return to the west basin and fill Laing Lake overall. City workers finished patching the leak (See LAKE on page 2) Photo by Mark Dykes/Times-Herald Contestants in the 2011 Miss Flame Pageant take time to pose, following competition. The comical pageant gives men a chance to really embrace their feminine sides, while helping raise money for the Alliance Volunteer Fire Department. www.alliancetimes.com 2 Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - Alliance Times-Herald INSIDE COVER 4 Heineman (continued from page 1) college education through the Nebraska College Savings Plan,” Heineman said. The governor said discussion needs to be about good tax policy that will create more jobs and higher paying jobs. The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council states that Nebraska’s top personal income tax rate is the 35th highest in America and higher than every one of its neighboring states, he emphasized. “That’s important because more than 90 percent of small businesses pay taxes as individuals. High taxes impede economic growth.” The comparison continued, noting: 43 states exempt a portion of or all social security income from taxation, but Nebraska does not. Twentythree states exempt a portion of or all retired military pay from taxation, but Nebraska does not. “We need a tax code that protects taxpayers, not special interests, by creating a simpler, fairer tax code without all of the loopholes. Change is not easy, especially when it involves taxes, but this is the discussion that our state is going to have over the next 10 months,” he said. The governor noted it has been nearly five decades since Nebraska had a serious debate about our overall tax system and explained, “We 4 4-H Funeral Reminders were operating in a completely different economic environment then,” as he called for a modern tax system. “The time to act is now. This is about our future and we have to have the courage to make the tough decisions. It won’t be easy. We need your help. We need your input. Together we can make Nebraska a better place to live, work and raise a family,” Heineman said. The governor also spent time addressing his related priorities of jobs and education. “Education is the great equalizer and we invest in education because we know how important it is. Our focus is on academic achievement. We can be very proud that Nebraska’s high school graduation rate is 87.6 percent – the 4th best in America,” he said. Heineman painted a picture of savvy budgets on every level — family, business and government, “We don’t spend money we don’t have.” More than 400 companies decided to expand or locate in Nebraska during the past six years. These companies are planning to invest $9.7 billion dollars in the economy and create more than 25,000 new jobs. “We passed the largest tax relief package in the history of the state in 2007, modest income tax relief in 2012, and we need fundamental tax relief and tax reform in the next legislative session,” Heineman said. “The entire time that I have been governor, we’ve balanced the budget by controlling spending, not by raising taxes. We’ve made the tough choices and most importantly we’ve invested in our priorities — education and jobs. Our policies have helped create an environment where private sector job growth is increasing.” Heineman also described the role of wellness in the lives of Nebraskans. In 2012, the State of Nebraska wellness program became the first and only state program to earn the coveted C. Everett Koop National Health Award. After just three years, the state of Nebraska has seen a $4.2 million reduction in claims, strong participation rates and high satisfaction among employees. “At the federal level, health care policy is a different story,” he said. “In the next two year budget cycle, the state of Nebraska and every state in America is required by law to implement President Obama’s new federal health care law. The financial impact is enormous. It will cost more than $170 million in federal and state funds over the next eight years to implement just the technology and administration required by the new federal health care law.” It will cost the state of Nebraska $225 million in new general funds over the next six years for the growth of the current Medicaid program as a result of the new federal health care law. “There are several advocacy groups who want to go even further by expanding Medicaid. Expanding Medicaid will cost Nebraska middle class families hundreds of millions of dollars in additional state spending. When you add in the federal costs, it will be billions of dollars,” Heineman said. “These advocacy groups will tell you that it’s free federal money, but they conveniently forget to tell you that it’s your tax dollars. It’s not free federal money. It’s our tax dollars. They say the federal government will pick up 90 percent of the cost and the state will only have to pay 10 percent of the cost. However, they don’t want you to know that 10 percent is hundreds of millions of dollars of new state spending.” Heineman promoted many positive aspects of living in the Cornhusker state, such as the second lowest (continued from page 1) Glance” dry erase board (Extension Office) •9 a.m. June 25 — “Cookies & Juice” — learn baking skills (Extension Office) •1 p.m. June 26 — “Coasters and Cards “ — tile coasters and thank you notes (Extension Office) •10 a.m. Jun 27 — “Photography Fun” — learning the basics (Alliance Learning Center) •9 a.m.–4 p.m. June 28 — “Pajama Party” — sew pajama pants (Extension Office) •7 p.m. June 30 and Jul. 7 — Rabbit and Poultry Clinic (Box Butte County Fairgrounds) An energy exploration day camp is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 11 for sixth to eighth grade students. Several of the workshops have limited class sizes and may require a fee. For information about registration and supplies, call or stop by the Box Butte County Extension Office: 415 Black Hills Ave. in Alliance, 7625616. unemployment rate in America at 3.7 percent. The farm economy is strong and exports have doubled during the past five years. “We have a strong insurance and financial sector. Our technology sector is expanding,” he added. “The bottom line is Nebraska has good jobs, good schools, safe communities, affordable homes and an unmatched quality of life. We are on the move, but we have more work to do,” Heineman said. “Ask yourself — does every member of your family, your brothers and sisters, your sons and daughters, and all of your family members, still live in Nebraska? For many Nebraska families, the answer is no because they couldn’t find a job or the right career here in Nebraska. We need to change that.” Alliance Times-Herald Obituary Policy Obituary rates for The Alliance Times-Herald are as follows: •Obituaries as converted to the Times-Herald style are $15 for the first nine (9) inches and $3 per inch thereafter. •Obituaries that are expected to be printed exactly as they are presented to us will be charged the non-profit display rate of $6.70 per inch, payable in advance. •Only shortened obituaries are printed on the Web page. Copies of complete obituaries — and laminated copies — are available for a fee at the Times-Herald office. Marriage Licenses Matthew T. Kees, 24, North Platte, and Stasha M. Escamilla, 25, Alliance. County Court Issuance Of A Bad Check — Calvin G. Till, 27, Bayard, fined $51 costs, sentenced to four days in the county jail, ordered to pay $87.42 restitution. Speeding, Seat Belt Violation — Lex E. Haller, 17, Gordon, 78/65, fined $125 and costs. Unless otherwise noted, all court costs are $48. Fire & Emergency Monday, 7:12 p.m. — The Alliance Emergency Unit responded to the 400 block of Lane 2. One patient was transported to Box Butte General Hospital. Tuesday, 5:41 a.m. — The emergency unit responded to the 100 block of West 21st. One patient was transported to BBGH. Tuesday, 12:32 a.m. — The emergency unit responded to the 1200 block of Platte. One patient was transported to BBGH. Photos by Denice Phillips/Times-Herald Top, 4-H students wrap ribbon yarn around a paper towel tube to prevent tangles as they knit their scarves. Clockwise from front left: Rhonda Cox, Ben Ritchie, Kathy Graham, Tayton Sherlock, Hayden Blumanthal, Hannah Wood, and Courtney Cox. Right, Kristen Romick arranges colorful jewels and plastic frogs over the soil in her terrarium. Terrariums are a fun way to learn about plant life. Sheriff’s Report Miscellaneous — Between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Wednesday, the Box Butte Sheriff’s Office served nine papers, performed six title inspections and two traffic stops, and responded to one report of a pivot watering the road. The Box Butte County Jail population is 13. Alliance’s 125th Anniversary “Ambassador of the Week” Nomination Form Do you know someone that exemplifies the “Spirit of Alliance”? We are looking for 50 people (of any age), couples, families and anyone else who represents life in Alliance! Alliance In Brief Who is your unsung hero? Name_______________________________________ Why this person would be a great Ambassador: ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ Your name___________________________________ Phone Number________________________________ Nominations are due by June 21 to: Terry Grosz c/o RSVP PO Box 825 Aliance, NE 69301 762.1293 20% Off In- Stock Lawn Decor Thu 6/20 87/55 More sun than clouds. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the mid 50s. Go Cubs! Fri 6/21 89/57 Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 50s. Sat 6/22 84/55 Partly cloudy, chance of a thunderstorm. Sun 6/23 86/56 Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 50s. Mon 6/24 87/56 More sun than clouds. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the mid 50s. Miscellaneous — Between 5 a.m. Monday and 5 a.m. Wednesday the Alliance Police Department responded to the following calls: nine animal, four assists to other agencies, three traffic, two emergency, two warrant, two building checks, one threat, one suspicious vehicle, one accident and one disturbance. Marlene Purchase, 77 ALLIANCE — Marlene F. Purchase, 77, died Thursday, June 13, at Box Butte General Hospital. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, at HinchliffPearson-West Funeral Home at Galesburg, Ill. Deaths & Funerals Lauretta Risse, 85 ALLIANCE — Lauretta Risse, 85, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Highland Park Care Center. Funeral arrangements are pending with Bates-Gould Funeral Home. Community Calendar Military Match — Hosted by the Alliance Rifle Club will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Hoffman Range, with Joe Lickliter, 762-3927, as match director. The range will open at 9 a.m. Basic Computer Skills Class — Will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, June 21, at the Alliance Public Library. First Summer Reading Contest — Ends Friday, June 21. 4 Lake (continued from page 1) this week. Shana Brown, Cultural and Leisure Services director, explained that the City may have to wait several more days before the refilling process begins due to vandalism of aerators. They are waiting for parts to replace broken diffusers. However, she is checking whether the water can begin flowing before and during repairs. The hole where the leakage occurred was caused by turbulence at the fill pipe. Workers applied bentonite, a type of clay, for the patch as well as large chunks of concrete to disrupt turbulence. Brown is unsure how long it will take to fill the lake. The hydrant runs at 180 gallons per minute. She does not know the lake’s capacity in gallons though will have a better idea of the progress about a week filling starts. A nearly dry west basin has allowed the City to remove submerged trashcans and other debris and repair the island’s retaining wall. A lower shoreline in the east basin has prevented the return of the lake’s fountain this season. The most visitors, by far, to Laing Park will be arriving in about two weeks. The Independence Day fireworks show brings crowds watching from pickup beds, lawn chairs and blankets. Brown hopes to have Laing Lake filled and ready by then. 4 Court (continued from page 1) bicycle, punched him and stomped on his head, resulting in Johnson’s jaw being broken and his cheekbone fractured. There was no scheduled court appearance for DuBray, though his bond was set at $20,000. Eric J. Gosnell, 32, is charged with possession of a controlled substance — Oxycodone, a Class IV felony, and driving under suspension, a Class III misdemeanor. The charges are from an alleged March 7 incident, and Gosnell is scheduled for a July 11 appearance in County Court. 4 Flame (continued from page 1) help fund a carbon monoxide detector for the ambulance. The unit will help the Alliance Volunteer Fire Department with firefighter rehabilitation, and assist carbon monoxide victims. 317 Box Butte Ave. 762-1380 Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - Alliance Times-Herald STATE & REGIONAL Neighbors: Couple Killed Waited For Order To Leave Box Butte, Dawes County By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Bob and Barbara Schmidt dashed to their home on a dirt road in a heavily wooded area northeast of Colorado Springs as smoke from what would become the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history filled the air. After quickly grabbing a few items, they spotted their neighbors. 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Gold - $1366.60 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue. Silver - $21.685 Handy & Harman daily quote). Silver - $21.676 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue. Platinum -$1437.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract). Platinum -$1440.10 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue. WALL STREET Stocks are drifting lower on Wall Street as investors hold back ahead of a policy announcement from the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 10 points, or 0.1 percent, at 15,307 at midday Eastern Daylight Time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down two points, or 0.2 percent, at 1,649. Telecommunications stocks fell the most in index, 0.9 percent. The Nasdaq composite index edged down four points, or 0.1 percent, to 3,478. The Fed is winding up a two-day policy meeting. Traders hope the bank will clarify when it plans to slow down its bond-buying program. Men's Wearhouse fell 84 cents, or 2.2 percent, to $36.63 after the company's board dismissed its founder and executive chairman, George Zimmer. Sponsored by… 2 1/2 Miles South of Gering on Hwy 71 1-800-925-3163 “They were sitting on their porch, watching TV,” said Bob Schmidt, adding that his wife urged their neighbors to immediately flee as smoke rolled in at 4:35 p.m. on June 11. “They said they’d leave when they needed to.” The couple, Marc and Robin Herklotz, told the Schmidts they hadn’t gotten automated calls from authorities ordering them to evacuate and that, while they were packing and monitoring the approaching blaze on TV, they weren’t panicking. On Tuesday, authorities announced that the lone casualties of the Black Forest Fire were the Herklotzes, whose bodies were found in their garage on Jicarilla Drive by their car, as if they were trying to flee. Bob Schmidt said he had received a call June 11 telling him to leave immediately but that the Herklotzes said they did not get such a call. Their homes lay just outside the Livestock Tuesday trading has been inactive on very light demand in all major feeding regions. Not enough sales for a market trend. Last week in the Southern Plains live sales sold at 120.00. In Nebraska live sales sold from 121.00-121.50 and dressed sales at 195.00. In Colorado live sales sold at 121.00. In the Western Cornbelt live sales sold from 121.00-122.00 and dressed sales sold at 195.00. Steers: Live Basis: (all grades N/A head) N/A, weighted average N/A. Dressed Basis; (all grades 700 head) 194.00, weighted average 194.00. Heifers: Live Basis: (all grades N/A head) N/A, weighted average N/A. Dressed Basis; (all grades 284 head) 192.00-194.00, weighted average 192.65. 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What did 4H students take part in on Monday afternoon? 2. Who is serving hot dogs on Friday? Enter your answers on the form from Saturday’s paper. +.21 +.33 +.26 - .04 - .46 - .05 - .06 - .10 +.17 +.44 +.24 - .13 - .03 - .12 +.06 - .18 - .05 - .13 - .30 +.27 -1.14 - .02 - .46 - .56 - .60 - .28 - .11 - .19 - .02 - .32 - .10 mandatory evacuation boundary announced on Twitter by the El Paso County at 3:34 p.m. that day. The zone was expanded to include Jicarilla Drive at 5:36 p.m. El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said that someone had spoken to the Herklotzes on the phone at about 5 p.m. and heard a popping sound — most likely the fire racing through the thick trees. Marc Allen Herklotz, 52, and Robin Lauran Herklotz, 50, worked at Air Force Space Command, which operates military satellites, and were based at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, the Air Force said in a written statement. He entered the Air Force in 1983 but most recently was working as a civilian employee, and his wife was an Air Force contractor. The couple lived in a threebedroom house assessed at $281,000, according to property records. Schmidt said the Herklotzes were fixtures in the area, walking their dog every night and coming by to get eggs laid by the chickens Schmidt and his wife kept. A few weeks ago, he said, they worked filling in potholes on the narrow dirt cul de sac where they all lived. “They loved the forest,” Schmidt said of the couple. The Black Forest Fire has destroyed more than 500 homes and charred more than 22 square miles. It was 85 percent contained Tuesday. Maketa said that additional home loss is not anticipated, though the count would likely rise. “What you’re seeing today is not new damage,” the sheriff said. Investigators continued searching Tuesday for clues to what started the wildfire. Authorities don’t believe natural causes are to blame but haven’t elaborated on a possible cause. They concentrated on a 40foot-by-40-foot area but haven’t said whether they think the fire was started accidentally or on purpose. In California, officials said it was an unattended campfire near a main route into Yosemite National Park that grew into a blaze that led to the evacuations of 1,500 people. About 400 to 500 remained evacuated Wednesday. Crews have stopped the fire’s forward progress and it was about 40 percent contained. A wind-whipped wildfire in Arizona grew to nearly 11 square miles by Wednesday morning. Hundreds of homes and people west of Prescott have been evacuated by the Doce Fire, which began shortly before noon Tuesday. Grand Island Man Denies Thefts Of Skid Loader, ATM GRAND ISLAND (AP) — An October trial has been scheduled for a Grand Island man accused of stealing a skid loader to rip up and carry off an automated teller machine. The Grand Island Independent says 41-year-old Bryce Malesker has pleaded not guilty to theft and other charges stemming from an incident on April 26. Police say officers dispatched to the Five Points Bank building on South Locus found the skid loader and then followed it down Grand Island streets while it carried the ATM in its front bucket. The ATM soon fell onto the roadway, and the skid loader continued through yards and fences before hitting and damaging an elementary school. Malesker was arrested after the skid loader stalled out on a curb. Some Lincoln Homeowners Have Questions About Plant LINCOLN (AP) — People who live near a lead recycling plant site in Lincoln have questions and suspicions about a recently released contamination report. More than four dozen people met Tuesday with officials from state and local health and environmental agencies to discuss higher-than-normal lead levels found in the yards of some homes in the North Bottoms neighborhood. The lead is believed to have come from air emissions by the old Northwestern Metal Co. plant that once stood nearby, near the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Memorial Stadium. Some of those who attended the meeting asked whether the contamination tests were a ploy to reduce the value of their homes so real estate developers or the university could buy their homes cheap. Officials said the testing had nothing to do with any redevelopment. N. Dak. AG Appoints Panel For Victim Notification Program PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has appointed a panel to oversee the creation of a new program that will provide information to crime victims. The crime victim program was part of a sweeping measure passed by the South Dakota Legislature to reform the criminal justice system by treating more nonviolent offenders through intensive probation, parole and other programs outside prison walls. NSP Enforcement To Focus On Impaired Drivers, Seatbelts SCOTTSBLUFF — During the week of June 19-25, the Scottsbluff, Troop E, offices of the Nebraska State Patrol will be conducting enforcement activities at numerous times and locations in the Panhandle. In Box Butte County: An impaired driver enforcement will be conducted 9-11 p.m. Thursday, June 20, along Highways 2/385/87, and Highway 26 Scottsbluff to 385. In Box Butte and D a w e s County: A seatbelt enforcement will be conducted beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21, along Highways 385/71/2. The NSP hopes drivers will become more aware of their CHICAGO (AP) — A driving habits and surround- Nebraska man has been conings thus reducing the inci- victed of a federal bribery dents of traffic crashes. charge along with a former The intent of the enforce- Chicago alderman and anothment is to increase voluntary er man. compliance with the rules of Jurors convicted 71-yearthe road, which in turn will old Jim Barta, 59-year-old formake the highways safer for mer alderman Ambrosio everyone. Medrano and their friend 50For information on other year-old Gus Buenrostro on enforcement sites, visit Monday. www.statepatrol.nebraska.gov Prosecutors say the three under NSP Enforcement men agreed to bribe an underActivities. cover FBI agent posing as a purchasing agent for a California hospital to land a pharmaceutical contract. Barta is a cattle rancher who lives in Fremont and owns the Sav-Rx prescription RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — company. The three men had argued Authorities say a man shot by law officers following a chase they were entrapped by FBI in southwestern South agents who came up with the Dakota is expected to recover. hospital contract deal, but the Attorney General Marty jury rejected that argument. Jackley says two Pennington County deputies and a Highway Patrol officer chased suspected drunken driver Travis Ross on Monday afternoon and shot him when he brandished a rifle. Ross was taken to a Rapid DENVER (AP) — A federal City hospital. The Rapid City judge is refusing to dismiss Journal reports that he was civil rights claims in a lawsuit not listed on the hospital direc- filed by the family of a tory on Tuesday. Sudanese refugee who was The state Division of shot to death after a 911 operCriminal Investigation is look- ator told him to return to ing into whether the officers Denver from a neighboring were justified in shooting Ross, suburb to settle a traffic diswho the Journal says has a pute. history of drunken driving A lawyer for the victim’s arrests. family says there is ample eviJackley said Ross has an dence the operator knew he active warrant for violating created a danger for Jimma parole on a felony drunken Reat and other passengers in driving conviction. the vehicle. U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn ruled Monday the lawsuit over Reat’s death in 2012 meets the requirements for a federal lawsuit. According to the Denver OMAHA (AP) — A state Post, a magistrate argued that senator has been sentenced the case should be sent to a after pleading guilty to drunk- state court because there were en driving in his northwest no U.S. constitutional issues involved. Omaha district. On Monday Scott Lautenbaugh was fined $500 and given two days in jail and a year of probation. He qualified for house arrest so will serve his jail time at home. Authorities say Lautenbaugh was stopped around 2 a.m. on Feb. 27 after From now until July 3, he was seen driving erratically. A breath test indicated his stop in and register at blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal driving Roller Hardware for limit. Neb. 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Go Cubs! 416 Box Butte Ave 762-2595 *No purchase necessary, must be 18 to enter, only one entry per day per person. 4 Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - Alliance Times-Herald COMMENTARY Voice Of The People . . . Remove Potash Bottleneck Editor, Once again you see why people don't trust government. Repairing of South Potash Ave. has long been needed and leaving Potash Ave. between Third and Second as a bottleneck is going to be big problem. People are already parking cars up on the curb because the street is too narrow to park in the street. Somebody at street planning needs to rethink about widening Potash Ave. between Second and Third so the street won't bottle neck and the street can handle the traffic. So, if the city of Alliance is going to fix South Potash Ave. I say do it right. Steve Guy Alliance Commentary We Welcome Letters From Our Readers Voice of the People 114 East Fourth St. P.O. Box G Alliance NE 69301 [email protected] •Letters must include a name, address, and phone number. What Others Are Saying By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Lincoln Journal Star Use Common Sense On Immigration Remember what Sen. Mike Johanns said about the farm bill, stalled in Congress now for long months? When the Senate passed its version of the legislation, again, Johanns allowed as to how the bill was not the one he would have drafted but “it’s better than no bill at all. Across Nebraska, we can imagine heads nodding in agreement. Good for Mike. That’s just being practical. Good common sense. Agreed. Now the senior senator from Nebraska needs to apply the same sort of thinking to immigration reform. So should the rest of Nebraska’s congressional delegation. Johanns is already halfway there, having recognized, as any objective person would, that the immigration system is broken. The system has been broken for a long time. That’s why we have an estimated 11 people in the country illegally, raising families (some of the children are American citizens), working and doing all the other things that people in the country legally do. In many cases, there was no path for the so-called “illegals” to come to the country with proper documents. And for a long time employers were only too willing to hire them without checking too strenuously on whether they had legal status. That’s why the bipartisan plan hammered together by a group of senators including Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is a practical approach to fixing the system. But both Johanns and Sen. Deb Fischer are taking a hard line on whether reform legislation should include a path to citizenship. Fischer said if the bill included a path to citizenship, it would be a “dealbreaker.” That uncompromising position is not the sort of attitude that gets things done. If federal lawmakers adopt the same rigid approach to writing a new farm bill, it may be years before one comes out of Congress. The path to citizenship in the plan by the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” is not exactly strewn with rose petals. It would take 13 years. Applicants would have to pass criminal background checks, pay fines and back taxes. Rubio has said half the Senate’s 46 Republicans are prepared to accept the path to citizenship. The bill already contains even more measures for strengthening the border. Congress already has spent billions toward that goal. In fact, the Pew Hispanic Center reported last year that net illegal immigration from Mexico had fallen to zero and perhaps less, probably partially because of lack of jobs in the United States. If members of Congress dig in their heels and refuse to compromise, the immigration system will stay broken. That’s why Nebraska lawmakers should be willing to use the same pragmatic approach on immigration as they do on the farm bill: “It’s better than no bill at all.” The Grand Island Independent G.I. Veterans Home Rests On Consecrated Ground The news in North Platte, Grand Island, Hastings, and Kearney was dominated this week by accounts of the competing bids proffered the quest to win a coveted prize — the new $120 million Central Nebraska Veterans Home. In the final hours leading to Tuesday’s 3:00 p.m. deadline for the proposals, rich, intriguing proposals were delivered to site selection committee in Lincoln. The groups vying for the new home have been working for months on securing funding, identifying sites, developing ideas for facility enhancements, rallying their communities in demonstrations of support of veterans, gathering letters of support, collecting responses to the state’s long list of questions, planning and plotting their strategies. The intensely competitive exercise played out like a good oldfashioned intersectional sports rivalry, complete with a 2minute drill to score game winning points. North Platte and Grand Island were much more transparent in revealing financial commitments as they materialized, while Kearney and Hastings held their cards close to the vest until the last possible minute. The full details of the various proposals will be kept under wraps until the decision is made sometime between June 17th and the end of July. Then it will be up to the federal government to decide when and if the project will go forward. Despite efforts made by members of the media to coax the spokespersons for each community to do some trash talking — the mayors of all four communities spoke respectfully of their outstate counterparts and instead focused optimistically on their hometown’s proposal. Grand Island Mayor Jay Vavricek diplomatically described the experience as a “friendly competition.” All four communities can take pride in the aggressive, positive, unified efforts supported by their citizens. The citizens of Grand Island can be proud of the final proposal assembled by the Home for Grand Island Heroes Committee and the open process they used to develop a very creative and forward-looking plan for the new home. The 5,000 plus local people who took the time to write letters of support deserve praise for fortifying Grand Island’s continued strong support for our veterans. All of the proposals contain millions of dollars of benefits to enrich the new Home. Though state officials made it clear that they didn’t want the process to become purely a financial bidding war, Gov. Dave Heinemann’s intent to mitigate the state’s financial stake in the new Home has been well-met by the outcome of the competitive challenge. Nonetheless, Grand Island’s proposal comes out on top in that regard at more than $20 million in features. The key focus of Grand Island’s proposal centers on the most important factor in the equation — providing the best possible quality-of-life experience for Nebraska’s veterans. It is important to note that the stakes are highest for Grand Island. Certainly the economic loss would be enormous. But beyond that, for the people of Grand Island the thought of the Home being moved elsewhere is deeply personal, emotional, and to a degree — painful. The Grand Island Veterans’ Home is a deeply-rooted part of Grand Island’s identity, its history and its landscape. The 640 acres of farmland that was generously gifted to the State of Nebraska by Grand Island’s forbears 126 years ago is hallowed ground, consecrated by the thousands of veterans who lived there and by those who died and are buried there. The Veterans Memorial Cemetery represents an eternal connection to the Home, the families of the veterans, all branches of the U.S. Military, and the community of Grand Island. No amount of money can compensate for the sum total of the sacrifice that the veterans resting in the cemetery or living in the Home have made for their country. The three other competing communities have presented exceptional plans for the new facility but none faces the prospect of losing a 126-year-old cornerstone of living history. We are confident that the site selection committee will make the only logical, prudent, and respectful decision to best serve our veterans by building the new home on the land originally given to the state of Nebraska for that purpose. Excerpts from Recent Nebraska Editorials taxpayer’s dime. The Unicameral has even dealt with the issue several times, debating a program that offers prenatal care to undocumented immigrants. We argued in favor of the service, pointing out that children born here are U.S. citizens, and it is wise, not to mention humane and fiscally prudent, to do all we can to make sure they are born healthy. But how much do illegal immigrants actually use American health care? Not as much as you might think, according to a study by the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In fact, unauthorized immigrants use less health care than legal residents, naturalized citizens and U.S. natives, according to the results. The study, published in the June issue the health policy journal “Health Affairs,” analyzed health expenditure data from a medical expenditure panel survey taken between 2000 and 2009. U.S. natives spend about $1 trillion in health care, it found. By contrast, all immigrants — legal or not — spend one-tenth that amount, or $96.7 billion. Unauthorized immigrants accounted for $15.4 billion of that total, or 15.9 percent. It is true that undocumented immigrants received more charity care than U.S. natives, according to the study. An estimated 5.9 percent received care for which providers were not reimbursed, compared to 2.8 percent of U.S. natives in the same category, because most of the illegals did not have health insurance. Unfortunately, illegals, and others without health insurance, find themselves in hospital emergency rooms and other federally qualified health centers, not necessarily the best or least expensive choice, but the only one available. “These policies have merely shifted the financial burden of paying for the care of immigrants, and have potentially put the public’s health at risk, when those who have infectious diseases defer treatment for illness,” said Jim Stimpson, Ph.D., director of the Center for Health Policy at UNMC, who conducted the study. One way to remedy the problem, Stimpson said, would be to give unauthorized immigrants access to preventive and treatment services for infectious diseases and to the insurance marketplace. Others might say a better solution would be to drastically reduce the number of illegal immigrants allowed into the country. In either case, the argument that illegals are unduly burdening our health care system should be kept in perspective. McCook Daily Gazette Study: Illegals Use Relatively Little U.S. Health Care The views expressed on this page are those of the individual The debate over immigration reform, combined with the conwriters, not necessarily the Alliance Times-Herald. troversial implementation of Obamacare, is raising the prospect of thousands of illegal immigrants obtaining health care on the SHAKE THINGS UP THIS SUMMER A Cool, Sweet Take On The Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - Alliance Times-Herald FOOD The words "soda fountain" and "malt shop" conjure potent cultural images: actress Lana Turner being "discovered" while sitting on a counter stool at Schwab's; "Grease" protagonists Danny and Sandy meeting the Pink Ladies at the Frosty Palace; comic strip characters Archie and Veronica hanging with Reggie and Betty at Pop Tate's Chocklit Shoppe; and countless scenes in countless 1950s-era movies and TV shows involving countless waitresses and "soda jerks" who by MARIALISA CALTA cracked wise and helped move the romance along. STIR IT UP! Our mental images may hail from the mid-20th century, but, according to Adam Ried, author of "Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes" (W.W. Norton, 2009), the milkshake dates back to the 1850s, when it was a concoction made of milk, sugar, ice, egg and whisky, and served to thirsty adults. In the 1880s, a "malt powder" was developed as a tonic for sickly infants, and at some point, says Ried, the milkshake's path converged with that of the "malted," the shake lost its booze, and this creamy milk drink became a popular treat for young and old. As so often happens in food history, technology came along and added a boost: Ried chronicles the 1911 debut of the Hamilton Beach Drink Mixer, the 1922 invention of the blender, and the advent, later in that decade, of Freon refrigeration, which resulted in automated ice cream manufacturing. The year 1922 also saw the crucial moment when a Walgreens soda jerk named Ivar "Pop" Coulson blended two scoops of vanilla ice cream into a chocolate malt: the birth of the modern milkshake. It was only a matter of time before Archie, Danny, Sandy and the rest converged. A new book called "Malts & Milkshakes" by pastry chef Autumn Martin offers 60 variations on the creamy drink, all of them perfect for summer. It's got shakes with booze in them (a nod to the original, perhaps) and shakes made with peanut butter and jelly, apple pie filling, espresso, passion fruit and more. But, being an old-school milkshake lover, my favorites are the old-school flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. Especially strawberry. Although Martin says her strawberry shake could be made with frozen berries, there's nothing like making it with fresh berries at the peak of ripeness. The strawberry shake, like all of the others in Martin's book, should be made using the following tips: -- Do not over-mix. Over-mixing, says Martin, results in a thin shake. To keep this from happening, use soft ice cream that's easy to scoop. Place it on your counter for 5 to 10 minutes before using it. Soft ice cream will blend more quickly. Also, use the "pulse" button on the blender, just until the ice cream is combined with the milk. -- Serve shakes and malts in chilled glasses. Put glasses in the freezer for 20 minutes before serving. (Note: Although milkshakes are traditionally served in 12-ounce fountain glasses, Martin recommends using 6-ounce juice glasses. An excellent idea for portion control.) -- Don't add too much milk. If you are a fan of thicker shakes, omit some of the milk called for in the recipe. When adding less milk, it is even more important to use soft ice cream. -- Use high-quality ingredients. STRAWBERRY SHAKE Yield: 4 (6-ounce) servings For the syrup: 2 cups ripe, hulled, chopped strawberries, fresh or frozen Pepper Potato Salad ALISON LADMAN Associated Press One variety of pepper just isn’t enough to get this potato salad ready for your July Fourth celebration. So we upped it to three — black pepper, cayenne pepper and roasted red peppers — each adding their own distinct flavor. And don’t worry, the bite of black and cayenne peppers are tamed by the sweet roasted red peppers and the sour cream dressing. Want to add fourth and fifth varieties? Mix in some diced mild Peppadew peppers (tangy, but not much heat) and banana peppers (sweet and crunchy). For a crunchy contrast, you even could add a sixth with a diced fresh green bell pepper. THREE-PEPPER BARBECUE POTATO SALAD Start to finish: 1 hour (15 minutes active) Servings: 8 2 pounds red potatoes, cubed 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup barbecue sauce 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste 12-ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained, patted dry and chopped 4 scallions, chopped 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese Salt, to taste Place the potatoes in a large pot and add enough water to cover them by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are just tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain the potatoes, then spread them on a rimmed baking sheet to cool. Sprinkle the cooling potatoes with the vinegar, then refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the sour cream, barbecue sauce, chili powder, garlic powder, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Stir in the roasted red peppers, scallions and cheddar. When the potatoes are cool, gently stir them into the sour cream mixture until well coated. Season with salt. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Summer Sandwich Buffet ALISON LADMAN Associated Press The beauty of ice cream in summer is you really don’t need to do anything to it to enjoy it. A big unadorned bowl is a simple, delicious pleasure all on its own. Still, sometimes we can’t help but tinker with perfection. So for our July Fourth celebration, we decided to take the season’s finest treat and make it even finer. We created a DIY ice cream sandwich buffet perfect for any backyard barbecue event. And we quickly discovered the possibilities were boggling. Start with the “bread” of the sandwiches. We’re going to assume you don’t want to bake your own cookies. That’s fine, because there are all sorts of choices available at the grocer. And don’t hesitate to get creative. Graham crackers, slices of cake, even cinnamon buns or doughnuts can be pressed into service. Play around with different sizes, too. Small cookies can be used for ice cream sandwich “sliders.” And don’t forget to dress your sandwiches. Smear toppings such as fudge, caramel or peanut sauce onto the cookies (much as you would when assembling a PB&J) before adding the ice cream. Then there are the many choices of fillings — ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, gelato, sherbet... We suggest serving them one of two ways. The easiest way is to soften the frozen treats slightly so they are easily scooped and spread on the “bread.” To Fresh strawberries, milk and ice cream make a cool (and soften them, you can either leave them at room temperature for 10 or so minutes, or microwave them for 10 to 20 seconds. cooling) summer shake. Alternatively, select frozen treats packed in pint-sized card3/4 cup sugar (preferably organic sugar) board tubs. Use a serrated knife to carefully slice each tub crosswise into four or five rounds, then arrange the rounds on Squeeze of fresh lemon juice a baking sheet. Keep the rounds frozen until ready to assemble. Just don’t let the rounds sit out at room temperature too long while people are assembling their sandwiches; the ice cream will For the shake: soften quickly. We start you off with ideas for some creative combinations, 1/2 cup milk (preferably whole milk) but your best bet is to wander the grocery store and explore the options. 1 tablespoon milk powder (preferably Organic Valley brand) When it comes to enjoying the buffet, encourage your guests to get a little crazy. Why sandwich just one variety of ice cream 1 cup strawberry syrup (recipe above) when you could combine two or more? And assure them that creating totally over-the-top treats is not just appropriate, but 8 scoops (1 pint) vanilla or strawberry ice cream, homemade expected. Try sandwiching chocolate ice cream between two or store bought whoopie pies with layers of peanut sauce and marshmallow spread, for example. ___ Make the syrup (up to 2 weeks ahead of time): In a ICE CREAM SANDWICH BUFFET INGREDIENTS small saucepan, cook the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice over medium heat, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixFor the “bread”: ture comes to a simmer. You may need to mash up the berries Graham crackers in order for them to release their juices íƒÓ a potato masher Pound cake, sliced and toasted works well. Simmer for 2 more minutes, then remove the pan Chocolate wafer cookies from the heat and allow the syrup to cool. If not using immediOatmeal raisin cookies ately, place in a container, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 Chocolate chip cookies weeks. Molasses cookies Sugar cookies At least 20 minutes before serving, place the glasses in the Whoopie pies freezer. For the spreads: Make the shakes: In a blender, pulse together the milk and Chocolate fudge sundae sauce milk powder. Add 1 cup of the strawberry syrup and all of the Caramel sauce ice cream and pulse just until the ice cream is incorporated. Butterscotch topping Fruit jams, such as raspberry or strawberry Pour into glasses and drizzle with a bit of the remaining Marshmallow spread syrup. You may have a few spoonfuls of syrup left over; cover Nutella and refrigerate. For the frozen fillings: Note: If you like chunks of strawberries in your shake, pull Ice cream the berry pieces from the syrup before blending, and stir them Sorbet into the shake right before serving. Frozen yogurt Sherbet Gelato ___ SHORTCAKE SANDWICH Spread 2 pieces of thinly sliced and toasted pound cake with strawberry jam, then fill with vanilla or strawberry ice cream. next several days to create a ___ WESTLAKE VILLAGE, special committee of indeBLACK AND RED Calif. (AP) — Dole Food's pendent directors to assess Sandwich raspberry sorbet between chocolate wafer cookies. Chairman and CEO David the bid. It said that it is only in ___ Murdock and his family are the beginning stages of evaluCREAMSICLE offering to buy the business ating the offer and that the Sandwich orange sherbet between vanilla sugar cookies. Add with a bid that values the board has made no decisions a smear of chocolate fudge sauce, if desired. entire company at approxi- about the proposal. ___ mately $1.07 billion. Dole, which is based in S’MORE Shares of the fresh fruit Westlake Village, Calif., had Spread marshmallow topping on 2 graham crackers, then fill and vegetable company were 2012 revenue from continuing with rocky road or chocolate ice cream. trading above the offered price operations of $4.2 billion. In ___ in afternoon trading, suggest- March the company reported LEMON SPICE ing some shareholders expect a fourth-quarter adjusted loss Drizzle a touch of butterscotch on a soft molasses cookie, a higher offer. from continuing operations then top with lemon sorbet or sherbet, then a second molasses Murdock and other family and revenue that was below cookie. members are making an Wall Street's expectations. unsolicited offer of $12 per share for the shares of the company that they don't already own, an 18 percent premium to Dole's closing price Monday. Murdock has about a 39.5 percent stake in Dole Food Co., which has about 89.5 million outstanding shares, We would like to thank you for being a member of according to FactSet. The company said that its Consumers Cooperative Federal Credit Union by having board will be meeting over the Dole CEO Makes Buyout Bid; Values Co. 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CONSUMERS COOPERATIVE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION www.ccfcuonline.com 217 Toluca Alliance (308) 762-1871 6 Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - Alliance Times-Herald GENERAL INTEREST Food Stamp Cuts Key To Farm Bill’s Fate In House Senate Bill Still WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects for House passage of a new farm bill could turn on the level of food stamp cuts as Republicans leaders scrambled Wednesday to secure support for the fiveyear, half-trillion dollar measure. The House planned to begin voting Wednesday on 103 amendments to the bill, including a Democratic proposal to eliminate $2 billion in cuts in the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program, now called the Supplemental Assistance Program, or SNAP. The bill also would make it more difficult for some to qualify for food stamps, and would expand some agriculture subsidies and set policy for rural development programs. Many conservatives have said the food stamp cuts do not go far enough, while liberals have argued against any reductions, contending the House plan could take as many as 2 million recipients off the rolls. The cuts are about 3 percent of the program. Farm-state lawmakers are trying to win bipartisan backing for the measure, but are facing defections from both parties over the SNAP cuts. It was unclear whether Republican leaders would have the votes needed to pass the bill. Conservative groups that have lobbied against the legislation favor greater cuts to farm subsidies and food stamps. The White House has threatened a veto over the food stamp cuts. In an effort to push the legislation through, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said last week that he would vote for it, while making it clear that he did not really like it. He said he wants to get the bill to House and Senate negotiators for a potential deal, and that passing the bill was better than doing nothing. The legislation would cut around $4 billion a year in overall spending on farm and nutrition programs. Democratic leaders have said they will wait to see how the House votes on the many amendments, but have so far signaled opposition to the measure. Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California was a “likely no” on the bill, according to a spokesperson, and No. 2 House Democrat Steny Hoyer of Maryland called the food stamp cuts “irresponsible.” The chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., told colleagues that a robust farm policy was necessary to avoid farm crises like those in the 1930s and 1980s. “I will work with all of you to improve this draft,” he said Tuesday. “I ask you to work with me.” The legislation would achieve some of the food stamp cuts by partially eliminating what is called categorical eligibility, or giving people automatic food stamp benefits when they sign up for certain other programs. The bill would end a practice in some states of giving low-income people as little as $1 a year in home heating assistance, even when they don’t have heating bills, in order to make them eligi- New MERS Virus Spreads Easily, Deadlier Than SARS LONDON (AP) — A mysterious new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS, doctors reported Wednesday after investigating the biggest outbreak in Saudi Arabia. More than 60 cases of what is now called MERS, including 38 deaths, have been recorded by the World Health Organization in the past year, mostly in Saudi Arabia. So far, illnesses haven’t spread as quickly as SARS did in 2003, ultimately triggering a global outbreak that killed about 800 people. An international team of doctors who investigated nearly two dozen cases in eastern Saudi Arabia found the new coronavirus has some striking similarities to SARS. Unlike SARS, though, scientists remain baffled as to the source of MERS. In a worrying finding, the team said MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) not only spreads easily between people, but within hospitals. That was also the case with SARS, a distant relative of the new virus. “To me, this felt a lot like SARS did,” said Dr. Trish Perl, a senior hospital epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins Medicine, who was part of the team. Their report was published online Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Perl said they couldn’t nail down how it was spread in every case — through droplets from sneezing or coughing, or a more indirect route. Some of the hospital patients weren’t close to the infected person, but somehow picked up the virus. “In the right circumstances, the spread could be explosive,” said Perl, while emphasizing that the team only had a snapshot of one MERS cluster in Saudi Arabia. Cases have continued to trickle in, and there appears to be an ongoing outbreak in Saudi Arabia. MERS cases have also been reported in Jordan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Tunisia. Most have had a direct connection to the Middle East region. In the Saudi cluster that was investigated, certain patients infected many more people than would be expected, Perl said. One patient who was receiving dialysis treatment spread MERS to seven others, including fellow dialysis patients at the same hospital. During SARS, such patients were known as “superspreaders” and effectively seeded outbreaks in numerous countries. Perl and colleagues also concluded that symptoms of both diseases are similar, with an initial fever and cough that may last for a few days before pneumonia develops. But MERS appears far more lethal. Compared to SARS’ 8 percent death rate, the fatality rate for MERS in the Saudi outbreak was about 65 percent, though the experts could be missing mild cases that might skew the figures. While SARS was traced to bats before jumping to humans via civet cats, the source of the MERS virus remains a mystery. It is most closely related to a bat virus though some experts suspect people may be getting sick from animals like camels or goats. Another hypothesis is that infected bats may be contaminating foods like dates, commonly harvested and eaten in Saudi Arabia. Doctors around the world have struggled to treat patients. “We need more information from other countries to find out what the best treatment is,” said Dr. Clemens Wendtner, who treated a MERS patient who later died in Munich. “Our patient got everything possible and it still didn’t help him.” ble for increased food stamp benefits. Lucas said the legislation was the “most reform-minded bill in decades.” He said it would make needed cuts to food stamps and eliminate $5 billion a year in direct payments, subsidies that are paid to farmers whether they grow or not. The bill would expand crop insurance and makes it easier for rice and peanut farmers to collect subsidies. Any changes to the delicate balance of farm subsidy support in the bill could cause lawmakers who represent the regions or crops affected to turn on the legislation. Amendments targeting rice, peanut, sugar and dairy subsidies, among other crops, were expected to have contentious votes. It has been more than five years since the House passed a farm bill. Since then, Republicans took control of the House and more than 200 new members have been elected; many are conservatives who replaced rural Democrats. The politics of farm and food aid have also changed since then. Farm country is enjoying record-high prices and is one of the most profitable sectors of the economy, causing many lawmakers to question why farmers still receive more than $15 billion a year in subsidies. The food stamp program has doubled in cost as the economy has struggled. If the bill fails, said Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson, the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, Congress will have to haggle over another extension of current law. Monsoon Floods Kill 102 In India, Strand Pilgrims LUCKNOW, India (AP) — India’s prime minister said Wednesday that the death toll from flooding this week in the northern state of Uttrakhand had surpassed 100 and could rise substantially. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke on his return from an aerial survey of the area, pegging the death toll at 102. “It is feared that the loss of life could be much higher,” he said. Uttrakhand’s top elected official, State Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna later told the New Delhi Television news channel that hundreds of people have lost their lives but that the exact number would be known only after a survey of the area. A joint army and air force operation evacuated nearly 12,000 Hindu pilgrims stranded in a mountainous area by torrential monsoon rains and landslides, but nearly 63,000 people remained cut off, a senior official said Wednesday. Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde earlier said the flooding in Uttrakhand washed away roads and nearly two dozen bridges and demolished 365 houses and partially damaged 275 others. A three-story apartment building toppled into a river on Sunday and was carried away by the flood waters, said Amit Chandola, a Uttrakhand government spokesman, adding that a helicopter on its landing pad also was swept away. The government also said 40 small hotels on the banks of the Mandakini river in the Gaurikund area were destroyed by the swift-moving current. Describing the situation as grim, Bahuguna said his administration was not equipped to tackle such a Bringing Specialized Women’s Health Care to You Physician Ernest Bussinger is now providing monthly gynecology care at Box Butte General Hospital. Call 308.635.3033 to make your appointment. massive disaster, and asked for federal assistance. The region is 400 kilometers (250 miles) southwest of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state. An additional 17 people have died since Sunday when their homes collapsed in Uttar Pradesh state, which borders Uttrakhand, said R.L. Vishwakarma, a state police officer. Allows Illegal Immigration WASHINGTON (AP) — Illegal immigration into the United States would decrease by only 25 percent under a far-reaching Senate immigration bill, according to an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office that also finds the measure reduces federal deficits by billions. Supporters of the legislation moving toward a vote on the Senate floor seized on the deficit-reduction findings by Congress’ nonpartisan scorekeeping agency, along with the agency’s forecast that the immigration measure would boost economic growth as millions of workers join the workforce and begin to pay taxes. But the CBO report also found that the bill, which takes steps to prevent people coming to the U.S. illegally while offering the hope of citizenship to some 11 million people already here without authorization, does not come close to ending illegal immigration. Indeed some aspects of the bill would make the problem worse, the report said. “Unauthorized residents would find it harder both to enter the country and to find employment while unauthorized. However, other aspects of the bill would probably increase the number of unauthorized residents — in particular, people overstaying their visas issued under the new programs for temporary workers,” the CBO report said, adding that the net annual flow of unauthorized residents would decrease by about 25 percent compared to current law. Conservative activists were circulating the finding Wednesday morning. But a spokesman for Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., a lead author of the immigration bill, questioned that CBO conclusion. “The report does not question the toughness of the bill’s border security reforms, it just assumes that some immigrants who enter the country legally will overstay their visas,” said Schumer spokesman Brian Fallon. “But the bill creates a system to track people who overstay their visas and prevents employers from hiring them, so the number is likely to be much lower than CBO projects.” The issue arose as senators were jockeying over amendments to the legislation, which would allow tens of thousands of new legal workers into the country for jobs in everything from hightech companies to hotels to agriculture. The bill also sets out a 13-year process whereby millions could ultimately obtain citizenship, as long as certain goals on border security are met first. Republicans have contended those “triggers” aren’t strict enough and have been offering amendments to strengthen these. Authors of the legislation say some of these efforts go too far and would delay the path to citizenship. But Republican Sens. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Bob Corker of Tennessee were working on what they hoped could be a compromise measure that would lay out numerous specific steps for the government to take in order to secure the border, and potentially call for the government to demonstrate an ability to apprehend the vast majority of those attempting to enter the country illegally before anyone already present can obtain a permanent resident green card. Hoeven and Corker were looking at packaging their amendment with others on enforcement issues by other Republican senators in hopes of building a bipartisan consensus for the bill. News Nuggets paving the way for the reopening of facilities shut down since the Fukushima disaster in a move critics charged was too hasty. The new requirements approved by the Nuclear Regulation Authority take effect July 8, when operators will be able to apply for inspections. If plants pass the inspections, a process expected to take several months, they will be able to reopen later this year or early next year. All but two of Japan’s 50 reactors have been offline since a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami triggered multiple meltdowns and massive radiation leaks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, about 160 miles northeast of Tokyo. The plant currently relies on a precarious makeshift cooling system and is struggling with large amounts of radioactive water leaking out of its broken reactors and other problems. ### NCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A heat wave hitting Alaska may not rival the blazing heat of Phoenix or Las Vegas, but to residents of the 49th state, the days of hot weather feel like a stifling oven — or a tropical paradise. With temperatures topping 80 degrees in Anchorage, and higher in other parts of the state, people have been sweltering in a place where few homes have air conditioning. They’re sunbathing and swimming at local lakes, hosing down their dogs and cleaning out supplies of fans in at least one local hardware store. Mid-June normally brings high temperatures in the 60s in Anchorage, and just a month ago, it was still snowing. The weather feels like anywhere but Alaska to 18-year-old Jordan Rollison, who was sunbathing with three friends and several hundred others lolling at the beach of Anchorage’s Goose Lake. ### ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal authorities on Wednesday accused two upstate New York men of assembling a portable X-ray weapon that they intended to use to secretly sicken opponents of Israel. Prosecutors said 49-year-old Glendon Scott Crawford, of Galway, and 54-year-old Eric J. Feight, of Hudson, have been charged with conspiracy to provide support to terrorists following a yearlong undercover investigation. Investigators said Crawford approached Jewish organizations looking for people to help him with technology that could be used to surreptitiously deliver damaging and even lethal doses of radiation against those he considered enemies of Israel. They assembled the mobile device, which was to be controlled remotely, but it was inoperable and nobody was hurt. The damaging effects of the radiation would have appeared Science Teacher needed at Morrill Public Schools only days later, authorities said. Morrill Public Schools is accepting applications for a secondary science teacher which may include HS/JH sciences. Some coaching duties also available. Salary is based on our certified salary schedule. Applicants must be certified and endorsed in Nebraska or be eligible for Funeral Home certification. For application please contact “A Service Complete” Nick Schafer at [email protected] 762-1755 or call 308-247-3414. WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of The Associated Press says the Justice Department violated its own rules when it secretly seized records for thousands of phone calls to and from AP journalists as part of a leak investigation. AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt says the seizure was excessively broad, and the department failed to notify AP in advance of the subpoena as normally required. He said the seizure has stifled trusted sources not just for AP reporters but for other news organizations, too. The records were obtained by the government as part of an investigation into who leaked information about a foiled plot in Yemen to bomb a U.S.-bound airliner. ### WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is floating a proposal that would avoid the doubling of rates on student loans on July 1. A document being circulated on Capitol Hill outlines a possible compromise that links student loan rates to the financial markets, a provision that was included in President Barack Obama’s budget, as well as House and Senate Republicans’ proposals. The potential breakthrough, after months of stalemate, could help students dodge an extra $1,000 each year in costs for loans taken for classes this fall. The bipartisan effort is led by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine. Party-line proposals on student loans failed in the Senate last week. ### LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Supreme Court has quashed sanctions against an Iranian bank penalized over its alleged links to Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Bank Mellat, a privately owned commercial bank, was seeking to overturn a 2009 order by the British Treasury barring it from operating in the country. That order, made under counterterrorism laws, shut the bank out of the British financial sector because it allegedly helped finance Tehran’s nuclear program. The bank had denied the allegation and argued the order was unlawful. Britain’s Supreme Court agreed, saying in a ruling Wednesday that the order was “arbitrary and irrational.” The panel of justices also said their earlier decision to hear some evidence in the case in secret had been unnecessary. ### TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s nuclear watchdog formally approved a set of new safety requirements for atomic power plants on Wednesday, Bates- Gould 3911 Avenue B | Suite 3100 | Scottsbluff, NE 69361 | 308.635.3033 | PhysiciansClinic.net Morrill Public School District is an “Equal Opportunity Employer”. www.batesgould.com COMICS Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - Alliance Times-Herald Rawlins-Area Wind Farm Proposal Could Be Revived RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A wind farm project that originally got a permit from Carbon County 14 years ago but never got developed could be headed for a revival. Terra Moya Aqua Global Wind first obtained a conditional use permit for the Simpson Ridge project in 1999. Carbon County officials say the permit issued back then is still good. They say another company, Polstream USA, now has acquired the permit from Terra Moya Aqua and is interested in developing the project. The Rawlins Daily Times reports one obstacle is that Simpson Ridge is habitat for sage grouse and carries certain restrictions on development. County planning officials say they have asked Polstream to meet with the county Planning and Zoning Commission to discuss their plans. 90th Missile Wing Has 1st Female Commander CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base has a female commander for the first time. Col. Tracey L. Hayes formally took command of the wing and its 150 nuclear missiles in a ceremony Monday. Hayes previously served as vice wing commander of the 460th Space Wing at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Hayes replaces Col. George Farfour, who temporarily took over command duties when Col. Chris “Boots” Coffelt stepped down at the end of May. Hayes says she looks forward to upholding the reputation and excellence the missile wing has shown in the past. The 90th Missile Wing has some 3,500 civilian and military personnel. Lightning Blamed For Panhandle School Fire CRAWFORD (AP) — Investigators say lightning started a fire that damaged a school building in northwest corner of the Nebraska Panhandle. Chadron station KCSR says firefighters were sent to Belmont School a little before 11 a.m. Monday to battle the flames. The school sits a few miles south of Crawford, just east of Nebraska Highway 71. Jeff Kennedy with the Crawford Fire Department says firefighters from Chadron and Hemingford also were on the scene. No injuries have been reported. San Juan Wilderness Act RC Man Passes Federal Sentenced Hurdle For Abusing DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A federal proposal to turn portions of the San Juan Mountains into a wilderness area is getting support in the U.S. Senate. The San Juan Wilderness Act crossed an important threshold Tuesday, passing the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. It now goes to the full Senate. According to the Durango Herald, the bill would designate 61,000 acres as wilderness in the San Juan Mountains in San Juan, Ouray and San Miguel counties. A wilderness designation prohibits permanent roads, commercial buildings, mining and timber cutting. ASTRO-GRAPH THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013 In the year ahead, you could have greater opportunities to operate in an independent, enterprising manner. There’s a chance that more than one of your endeavors will turn out to be quite grand. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Do your best, whether you’re working for someone else or for yourself. In fact, if you really put your nose to the grindstone, you’re likely to yield higher dividends than you ever thought possible. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Co-workers aren’t likely to resent you taking charge, provided your ideas and methods are better than theirs. In which case, they’ll copy you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — One way to substantially enhance your endeavors is to look out for the interests of your colleagues and not just your own. Let everybody win when you do. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — It’s an excellent day to realize one of your dreams. Don’t allow any negative thinking on behalf of your coworkers to dampen your spirits. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Both your work and your financial prospects look to be very encouraging. The chances of achieving desirable results appear to be especially good at present. 7 Denver Zoo Lion Gets Cancer Care DENVER (AP) — An elderly lion at the Denver Zoo is getting special medical care for cancer. The treatment is based on therapy typically used for domestic cats suffering from lymphoma. According to the Denver Post, zookeepers noticed in March that the lion named Rian had grown lethargic. Tests found a large mass in his abdomen. Veterinarians are hoping to make the lion more comfortable while gathering valuable information about how chemotherapy could help other zoo lions and large cats. Retiring UW President Infant Daughter Donates Books RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man convicted of causing severe brain damage in his 6-week-old daughter has been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison. Forty-two-year-old Patrick White Face was charged with aggravated child abuse after his daughter was flown to a Denver hospital in March 2011. Prosecutor Josh Hendrickson says the child has permanent internal injuries and was not expected to live but did survive. She now is in medical foster care. The Rapid City Journal reports that White Face also has been ordered to pay more than $435,000 in restitution. His attorney plans to appeal both the conviction and the sentence. LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan is donating several hundred of his books to the library in Meeteetse (muh-TEET’-see). A malfunctioning sprinkler system damaged more than 5,000 books at the library in February. It has been taking in donations to help replenish its collections. Buchanan is retiring shortly and has been cleaning out his office on campus. His last day on the job is June 28. The books being donated by Buchanan are classic works of fiction and nonfiction, including history, philosophy, social commentary and biographies of contemporary international leaders. BERNICE BEDE OSOL SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — If you hope to be someone who gets, you must first be someone who gives. The luckiest developments occur when you prime the pump with generosity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — A favorable shift in circumstances is likely regarding something that you’ve been dreading. After the dust has settled, what’s left standing should brighten your spirits. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You should take advantage of every opportunity to meet new people. There’s a strong possibility that you’ll be introduced to someone you’ll have an instant affinity with. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — This could be an especially good day to launch a new endeavor, particularly if it’s something creative. It could turn out to have greater appeal than you expected. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — If something negative has to be said to someone, you’re the one who will have the ability to do so in a frank but kind manner. You won’t go over the line. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Lady Luck doesn’t always stick around for long periods of time, so take full advantage of her while she is on your side. Remember, good things don’t last forever. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — When making an important decision, you need to take careful stock of your alternatives. Several will be appealing, but only one or two will really work in the long run. COPYRIGHT 2013 United Feature Syndicate, Inc. PICKLES ® by Brian Crane THE GRIZZWELLS ® by Bill Schorr FRANK & ERNEST ® by Tom Thaves DUSTIN ® by Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker THE BORN LOSER ® by Art and Chip Sansom ARLO & JANIS ® by Johnson RETAIL ® by Norm Feuti SOUP TO NUTS ® by Rick Stromoski 8 Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - Alliance Times-Herald ANNOUNCEMENTS 040 Special Notices PLEASE CHECK YOUR AD--We make every effort to avoid errors by carefully proof-reading all copy. However, we ask that you check your ad the first day it appears. If you find a mistake, please call 762-3060 so that the error can be corrected. We regret that we cannot be responsible for more than one day's incorrect insertion. Claims for adjustment must be made within 7 days of publication. AUTOMOTIVE 080 Automobiles 2007 FORD--Taurus SEL, 45,000 miles, excellent condition, books for $9800.00 will sell for $7500.00. Call 308-762-5756. CAN'T SELL--The family car? Place a guaranteed ad in the Alliance TimesHerald classified section. We will help you get it sold. Call 762-3060 for details. 130 Miscellaneous FOR SALE--Home made 2 wheel m/c trailer, $400.00. Troy Bilt tiller, $400.00. 308-760-1321. SERVICES 250 Miscellaneous DO YOU OFFER--A service? Check out our economical rates for our Service Directory. Call 7623060 to get the details. IT'S ILLEGAL--For companies doing business by phone to promise you a loan and ask you to pay for it before they deliver. For more information, call toll-free 1-877-FTC-HELP. A public service message from The Alliance Times Herald and the Federal Trade Commission. EMPLOYMENT 290 Help Wanted ALLIANCE TIMES-HERALD Carrier Needed 800 - 900 Blocks of Niobrara, Box Butte and Laramie. West Side of Hemingford. For more information, call Chris 308-762-3060 CALL--The Federal Trade Commission toll-free at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to avoid job placement scams. Or visit www.ftc.gov. A public service message from The Alliance Times Herald and the FTC. DON'T PAY--For information about jobs with the Postal Service or federal government. Call the Federal Trade Commission toll-free, 1877-FTC-HELP, or visit www.ftc.gov to learn more. A public service message from The Alliance Times Herald and the FTC. ALLIANCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS--Is accepting applications for SpEd paraprofessionals for the 2013-14 school year. Must have a H.S. diploma. For a more detailed job description or to apply, please visit apschools.school-fusion.us. Positions are open until filled. 290 Help Wanted HELP WANTED Farmer’s Coop, in Hemingford NE, is looking for seasonal harvest help. Duties include dumping trucks and general housekeeping. Applications available at the Hemingford office and online at www.farmcoop.com or call Bart Moseman at 308-487-3325. NEEDED--CNA/Med Aide or LPN Part time. every other weekend and some holidays. Applications available at 1104 Toluca, Alliance, NE or phone Pam McDonald 308-762-4408 BOX BUTTE GENERAL HOSPITAL A 25-bed Critical Access hospital in western Nebraska, is seeking a Network Administrator to be a team member in our IT Dept. BBGH is a technicallyadvanced organization with complex Information Technology systems. This position will assist in the maintenance and operation of the facilities IT infrastructure including, but not limited to, wiring networking, remote support, servers (virtualized environment), software, firewalls, end-user computing equipment, printers, and telephone system. Must have an Associates Degree in Infor-mation Technology 3-5 years of OR demonstrated network administrator experience. CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications are preferred. For consideration, send a cover letter, resume include a completed hospital application form and respond to the BBGH Survey, both found online at www.bbgh.org, Careers, Job Openings. All offers of employment are subject to a background check and drug screen. Work Force Development, 302 Box Butte Ave, Alliance NE 69301. EOE. NOTICE--All employment advertising published in this newspaper is subject to federal and state equal opportunity laws and guidelines which make illegal any employment advertising that indicates any preference, limitation, specification or discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, disability or national origin except that: When bona-fide reasons exist for specifying certain types of individuals, employment advertising may include such specifications. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for employment which is in violation of the law. NOTICE--Be advised that some ads in the Classifieds may contain 800 numbers that may refer you to a 900 number. Listen closely to the message BEFORE YOU call a 900 number. These 900 numbers cost you money!!! PART TIME MAINTENANCE PERSON Must have experience in plumbing, electrical and general maintenance. Can apply at 1231 W. 14th apartment #2, in Alliance, NE. ARTICLES FOR SALE 330 Miscellaneous DEADLINES--For classified word ads are 2 p.m. prior to the day of publication Tuesdays through Fridays, and 12 p.m. Friday for Saturday ads. 350 Household Items A BARGAIN--That's what placing your ad in T-H Plus is. When advertising in classified, ask for your ad to be in our T-H Plus too, and reach 3,300 more households. Call 762-3060 for details. FOR SALE--Chest freezer 53”LX23”WX34”H, $75.00. 602-762-4006. FT Alliance Apartment Manager PT Maintenance We are looking or positive and energetic leaders to join our team! Competitive Salary, Benefits and Housing Please Apply at EOE 370 Pets BLUE NOSE--Pit Bull puppies. 4 boys, 1 girl, $250.00 each. To see 308-760-1321, 308-760-5084. 400 Garage Sales BE KIND--To your customers. Make sure to stay open the hours your ad says. GARAGE SALE SIGNS-Are not allowed on utility poles or on trees in the rightof-way. If found they may be removed by City Employees. HAVING A GARAGE SALE?--Give Classified a call and you’re in business! 308-762-3060. FARM & RANCH 555 Miscellaneous CUSTOM HAYING--All types of hay. Can travel. 308-760-2111. REAL ESTATE 630 Apartments 1 & 2 BDRM--Apts & duplexes, Alliance. We have you covered whether you’re looking for small and cozy or room to spread out. Call Kodee at 308-760-1507 or 308-762-2696 for more information. Pet friendly (some restrictions). Lease length varies by property. www.perryreid.com. EHO EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise "a preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, oran intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination." The Federal Fair Housing Act further prohibits advertisements from discriminating against families with children and/or handicapped persons. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. GREAT PLAINS-- Spacious 2 bedroom apartments. $200.00 off first month rent with 12 month lease.1 mo., 3 mo. and 6 mo. leases also available. Section 8 and pets welcome. Bad credit, no problem. 308-762-7413 days. REMODELED--1 bedroom apartments. Call 308-7607346. 650 Houses for Sale FOR ONLY--$1.50 more you can place your classified line ad in our Times-Herald Plus. Call 762-3060 for details. 660 Home for Rent HOUSE FOR RENT--3 bedroom. 308-760-2188. 690 Mobile Homes for Rent 3 BEDROOM--2 bath, doublewide. Available now. 308-762-7274, leave message. ZNEZ LEGALS PUBLIC NOTICE Wheatridge Court Apartments will be accepting bids on the following work: Replace/repair vinyl siding Replace/repair attic fans/louvers Replace Smoke & Fire Detection System Replace vinyl flooring in 5 common area hallways Remodel 1 2-bedroom apartment Bids will be accepted at the office of Wheatridge Court Apartments, located at 409 Wyoming, Hemingford, NE 69348 until 12:00 PM, Friday, June 28, 2013. Contact Kathi Chatelain, Manager at 308.487.3304 for more information and detailed specifications. Wheatridge Court Apartments reserves the right to select the proposal which in its opinion, is in the best interest of Wheatridge Court Apartments. Wheatridge Court Apartments reserves the right to reject any or all bids, and to waive any informality in bidding. Kathi Chatelain, Manager, Wheatridge Court Apartments PUBLISH: June 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21, 2013 ZNEZ CLASSIFIEDS ZNEZ LEGALS ORDINANCE NO. 2724 An Ordinance approving the preliminary and final plats of Clock 1, Turman Addition to the City of Alliance, Box Butte County, Nebraska. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Council of the City of Alliance, Nebraska: Section 1. The City of Alliance has received the application for approval of the Preliminary Plat and Final Plat of Block 1, Turman Addition to the City of Alliance, Box Butte County, Nebraska from Rick Turman, as applicant and Ronald Michael McCarthy, as landowner. Section 2. The Planning Commission held a public hearing April 16, 2013, and has recommended the approval of the Preliminary Plat waiving the requirements for: relation to established section lines or fractional section lines; direction of surface water drainage; and approximate gradient of streets. Section 3. The Planning Commission met on May 28, 2013 and conducted a Public Hearing on the Final Plat of Block 1, Turman Addition to the City of Alliance, Box Butte County, Nebraska. Section 4. The Planning Commission has recommended approval of the Final Plat, contingent upon the execution of an Agreement/Contract whereby the subdivider and future successors waive any rights to protest with respect to construction and special assessments for the installation of infrastructure; and the requirement for park and/or recreation land was recommended to be waived. Section 5. The Preliminary Plat and the Final Plat of Block 1, Turman Addition to the City of Alliance, Box Butte County, Nebraska are hereby approved by the City of Alliance and shall be filed with the County Clerk as provided by City Code and State law within 30 days of this approval. The plat map which has been prepared is a part of these proceedings and is attached hereto and is incorporated herein and made a part hereof by reference. Section 6. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its approval, passage, and publication according to law. /S/Fred Feldges, Mayor /S/Linda S. Jines, City Clerk PUBLISH: June 19, 2013 PO: 14337 ZNEZ NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE For default in the payment of debt secured by a deed of trust executed by Gregory D. Spear, dated December 19, 2005, and recorded on December 20, 2005, in Book No. 232, at Page 713 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Box Butte County, Nebraska, the undersigned Successor Trustee will on July 29, 2013, at 10:00 AM, at the West Door of the Box Butte County, Courthouse, Alliance, Nebraska, sell at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash: North 55 feet of the West 127 feet of Tract 16, Duncan's North Side Residence Tracts, an Addition to the City of Alliance, Box Butte County, Nebraska, according to the recorded plat thereof., commonly known as 1045 Duncan Avenue, Alliance, NE, subject to all prior easements, restrictions, reservations, covenants and encumbrances now of record, if any, to satisfy the debt and costs. Edward Brink, Successor Trustee First Publication: June 19, 2013 NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose (No. 154970). For more information, visit www.South-law.com PUBLISH: June 19, 26, July 3, 10 and 17, 2013 ZNEZ ZNEZ LEGALS NOTICE OF MEETING Is hereby given that the Box Butte County Commissioners will meet as a Board of Equalization and as a County Board in the board meeting room located on the second floor of the County Courthouse, 515 Box Butte Avenue, Alliance, NE. Such meeting will be held at 8:00 a.m., June 24, 2013. Said meeting will be open to the public. An agenda is kept continuously current and is available for public inspection at the office of the County Clerk. Judy Messersmith Box Butte County Clerk PUBLISH: June 19, 2013 ZNEZ PUBLIC NOTICE The Box Butte County Assessor's office will be closed all day Wednesday, June 26th for computer software training. The office will be going through a software conversion. The County Assessor apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. The office will be open again for business Thursday, June 27th. Please call the office with any questions or concerns at 762-6100. Michelle Robinson, Box Butte County Assessor PUBLISH: June 19, 22 and 25, 2013 ZNEZ ORDINANCE NO. 2727 An Ordinance of the City of Alliance, Nebraska, dealing with zoning, setting forth conditions for passage, and amending the District Zoning map to show that Lot 9 and Lot 10, Block 6, Simonson’s Addition, Box Butte County, Nebraska is now included ad a C-3 – Highway Commercial District from a R-3 – Multi-Family Residential District, and repealing prior sections. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Council of the City of Alliance, Nebraska: Section 1. Section 115-76 of the Alliance Municipal Code is amended to provide as follows: 115-76. DISTRICT MAP ADOPTED (a) Boundaries of the districts, as enumerated in section 115-75 are hereby established as shown on a map prepared for that purpose, which map is hereby designated as the zoning district map; and said map, and all the notations, references and information shown thereon is hereby made as much a part of these regulations as if the same were set forth in full herein. The city planning commission shall keep on file in their offices an authentic copy of said map, and all changes, amendments, or additions thereto. (b) When definite distances in feet are not shown on the zoning district map, the district boundaries are intended to be along existing street, alley or platted lot lines, or extensions of the same, and if the exact location of such lines is not clear, it shall be determined by the building inspector, due consideration being given to location as indicated by the scale of the zoning district map. This is to certify that the Zoning District Map described in the Alliance Municipal Code, passed this 13 day of June, 2013, is now the official Zoning District Map. Section 2. Previously existing Section 115-76, and all ordinances, parts of ordinances, resolutions, and policies of the City of Alliance in conflict with the revisions set forth herein are hereby repealed. Section 3. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its approval, passage, and publication according to law; and the filing and approval of a Final Plat for said property within one year of the passage of this ordinance. /S/Fred Feldges, Mayor /S/Linda S. Jines City Clerk PUBLISH: June 19, 2013 ZNEZ14337 PO: 14337 Legal Advertising Deadlines Let The Alliance Times-Herald help you find all the Pieces… Buying Selling Trading Renting We Can Help You Put The Puzzle Together by using the Alliance Times-Herald Classifieds You’ll never have another missing piece 308-762-3060 ALLIANCE TIMES-HERALD 114 E. 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Alliance Swimmers Step Up To Fill Events At Sidney By JOHN E. WEARE T-H Managing Editor SIDNEY — Some of the Alliance swimmers may have seemed a bity short as they lined up for relays during Saturday’s swim meet at Sidney. Younger members of the team helped fill gaps so Alliance could compete. “I am very proud of all of our swimmers. They all swam hard on Saturday,” said Alliance Swim Team Coach Valerie Baker. “Several swimmers swam up in age groups so that we could make all of our relay teams, and they did a great job. We are figuring out which strokes the kids can swim. This week in practice, we will work on our breast stroke.” After weather cut the first meet short, Alliance swimmers were able to compete in all their planned events at Sidney. Alliance earned first place in 19 individual events and three relays. Two of the swimmers were golden in all their individual events. Jayc Anderson, 18, had the top time in four events and Zachary Placek, 12, won three. After winning his only event at Rushville, the 100 Free, Placek shifted to three 50-meter races at Sidney — Back, Free, and Fly. Anderson swam the 50 Fly as his only duplicate from the prior week. His time was off the opener when he swam 30.97 compared to 33.23 at Sidney. Of the three Alliance first-place relays, the 200 Medley Relay 11-12 repeated, this time in relay A instead of B. Winning 200 Free Relay 15-18 A and 200 Free Relay 11-12 A teams did not have an opportunity to compete at Rushville. The next meet is in Torrington, Wyo., on Saturday, June 22. Heat Force Game 7, 103-100 OT Win Over Spurs By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — When LeBron James’ greatness almost wasn’t good enough, officials began preparing for a San Antonio celebration. Miami’s championship reign would be over. Someone in Spurs black would replace James as NBA Finals MVP. James and the Heat wouldn’t let it happen. “To be a part of something like this is something you would never be able to recreate once you’re done playing the game. And I’m blessed to be a part of something like this,” James said. “And I’m happy about the way we dug down and was able to get a win. It didn’t look like we could muster up at some point in the game.” James powered Miami to a frantic fourth-quarter rally and overtime escape as the Heat beat the Spurs 103-100 on Tuesday night to extend the NBA Finals as far as they can go and keep Miami’s repeat chances alive. Losing his headband but keeping his cool while playing the entire second half and overtime, James finished with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, making the go-ahead basket with 1:43 remaining in the extra period. “It’s by far the best game I’ve ever been a part of,” James said. Wolfpack Loses 2-1 To UCLA At College World Series By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer OMAHA (AP) — Just when it looked like North Carolina State got off its best shot against UCLA pitching, Trea Turner’s deep fly died a few feet short of the left-field fence. Nick Vander Tuig and David Berg combined to limit NC State to five hits, and the Wolfpack lost 2-1 on Tuesday night to move within a game of elimination in their first College World Series appearance since 1968. UCLA (46-17) moved within one victory of next week’s best-of-three finals. The Wolfpack (50-15) will play North Carolina on Thursday. The winner of that game would have to beat UCLA twice, first on Friday and again on Saturday, to make it to the finals. NC State beat the Tar Heels 8-1 here Sunday, and the next meeting will be their fifth of the season. The Wolfpack have won three of four. “What we’ve got to try to do is get up in the morning and put it behind us,” NC State coach Elliott Avent said. “The next loss ends the season, and we’ve got to find a way to go have a good practice tomorrow and come out ready to play on Thursday night.” UCLA used two walks, two singles and a wild pitch to 9 scratch out a couple runs and go up 2-1 in the fifth. Two innings before, Vander Tuig tagged out a runner at the plate to keep the Wolfpack from adding to a 1-0 lead. Vander Tuig (13-4) retired 13 of 14 batters heading into the eighth inning. Berg came on after Vander Tuig gave up a leadoff single to Bryan Adametz. Berg worked out of trouble in the eighth and earned his NCAA recordtying 23rd save. NC State starter Logan Jernigan (1-1) took the loss, allowing three hits and two runs in 4 13 innings. The Bruins’ four runs in two CWS games are the fewest by a team that won its first two games in Omaha in the metal-bat era. The previous record was six, by Eastern Michigan in 1976 and South Carolina in 1977. Arizona State scored three runs while winning its first two games in 1972, but that was in the wood-bat era. Metal bats were introduced in 1974. The Wolfpack threatened against Berg in the eighth. He hit the first batter he faced to put two runners on base. But No. 9 hitter Logan Ratledge couldn’t get a good sacrifice bunt down to move them over, and Berg threw to third to get an out. That brought up Turner, who launched his long ball that left fielder Christoph Bono, who entered as a defensive replacement in the seventh, had to go to the warning track to catch over his right shoulder. “That’s about as good as I can hit a ball right now,” Turner said. “Unfortunately, it fell a few feet short. That could have been the difference in the game.” Berg struck out Jake Fincher on three pitches, then struck out the last two batters in the ninth to end the game. Jernigan allowed two hits through four innings, but couldn’t get out of the fifth. Avent called on lefty Grant Sasser after Jernigan gave up a single and two walks to load the bases. Kevin Kramer delivered the tying single. With the bases still loaded, Sasser’s changeup bounced away from catcher Brent Austin, and Brenton Allen scored from third to put UCLA up 2-1. Vander Tuig set down the first six batters, but the Wolfpack had runners at second and third with one out in third after he hit Adametz and Jake Armstrong singled. Turner singled to drive in Adametz. Armstrong tried to come around from second when Allen’s high throw from left sailed to the backstop. Catcher Shane Zeile ran down the ball and flung it back to the plate, where the covering Vander Tuig tagged out Armstrong. Age Event Place - M 100 IM 14 F 100 Free 7 M 25 Fly 5 - 35.12 F 50 Free M 25 Free 5 - 27.83 Huff, Megan 16 F 100 Free M 25 Breast 6 - 41 F 200 Free Anderson, Jayc 18 M 100 Free 1 – 1:05.28 F 50 Free M 50 Breast 1 - 38.03 Jensen, Joshua 11 M 50 Breast M 50 Fly 1 - 33.23 M 50 Fly M 50 Free 1 - 27.8 M 50 Free Backous, Jayda 7 F 25 Back 4 - 39.85 Jensen, Nathaniel, 14 F 25 Breast 8 - 45.06 M 50 Breast F 25 Free 9 - 39.01 M 50 Free Benda, Alyshia 14 F 50 Fly 7 - 52.13 McCance, Madisen 12 F 50 Free 10 - 40.15 F 50 Back F 50 Breast 11 - 59.84 F 50 Free F 100 Free 8 – 1:32.55 Mundt, Jace 8 M 25 Fly Blankenship, Brigitte, 13 M 25 Free F 50 Breast 12- 1:00.13 M 25 Breast F 50 Free 8 - 38.37 Nordeen, Mikenzie 18 F 100 Free 2 – 1:24.1 F 200 Free Block, Lauren 16 F 400 Free 1 – 6:53.73 F 50 Breast F 50 Fly 2 - 35.79 F 50 Free F 50 Free 4 - 36.71 Nordeen, Sydney13 F 50 Back Block, Lyndsey 18 F 50 Back 1 - 41.17 F 50 Breast F 50 Fly 4 - 38.27 F 50 Free F 50 Free 1 - 32.63 Oligmueller, Megan 12 Bolinger Hannah14 F 50 Breast 10 - 58.22 F 50 Breast F 50 Free 16 - 44.05 F 50 Fly Brass Brock 11 M 50 Breast 1 - 54.04 F 50 Free M 50 Free 7 - 45.21 Placek, Zachary 12 M 50 Back M 50 Back 6 – 1:01.51 M 50 Free Braun, Regan 7 F 25 Fly 5 - 43.91 M 50 Fly F 25 Free 1 - 28.36 Ritchie, Benjamin 10 F 25 Breast 7 - 42.24 M 25 Breast Brown, Jaiden 13 F 100 IM 1 – 1:35.35 M 25 Fly F 50 Back 2 - 43.2 M 50 Free F 50 Fly 2 - 43.87 Rolls, Ryley 11 F 50 Breast F 50 Free 4 - 36.82 F 50 Fly Brown, Tyzen 8 M 25 Breast 3 - 34.86 F 50 Free M 25 Fly 1 - 30.97 Romick, Kristen11 F 50 Back M 25 Free 6 - 27.96 F 50 Free Clyburn, Darius 8 M 25 Free 15 - 51.56 Safarik, Isabel 15 F 100 Free M 25 Back 9 -1:08.82 F 50 Back M 25 Breast 14 -1:09.79 Safarik, Margaret13 F 50 Back Faber, Kacy 16 F 50 Back 6 - 52.96 F 100 Free F 100 Free 9 -1:45.23 Thomas, Sarah 12 F 50 Fly F 100 IM 5 -1:56.98 F 50 Free Garret,t Jude 11 M 50 Breast 8 -1:13.11 Waldron, Ayvrie 6 F 25 Back M 50 Fly 5 -1:05.1 F 25 Fly M 50 Free 8 - 47.16 F 25 Free Gibson, Payten 10 F 25 Back 18 - 38.92 Waldron, Nicholas 8 F 25 Fly 12 - 45.89 M 25 Breast F 25 Free 16 - 34.04 M 25 Fly Heldenbrand, Tristan, 15 M 25 Free M 50 Free 6 - 32.91 Waldron, Sydnie12 F 50 Breast M 100 Free 4 - 1:12.03 F 50 Fly M 100 IM 2 - 1:26.94 F 50 Free M 50 Fly 5 - 36.61 Wangler, Karly 10 F 25 Free Hill, Harley 11 M 50 Fly 3 - 55.81 F 25 Back M 50 Free 4 - 44.11 F 25 Breast Huff, Kelly Relay Results For The Sidney Swim Meet Saturday, June 15 Distance Stroke Age Relay 100 Medley Relay 0-8 A Ayvrie W, Tyzen B, Regan B, Jayda B 100 Medley Relay 9 - 10 A Karly W, Nicholas W, Ben R, Peytan G 200 Medley Relay 11 - 12 A Brock B, Ryley R, Harley H, Zachary P 200 Medley Relay 11 - 12 B Kristen R, Joshua J, Madisen M, Megan O 200 Medley Relay 13 - 14 A Nathaniel J, Margaret S, Jaiden B, Sydney N 200 Medley Relay 13 - 14 B Kelly H, Brigitte B, Alyshia B, Hannah B 200 Medley Relay 15 - 18 A Lyndsey B, Mikenzie N, Tristan H, Jayc A 200 Medley Relay 15 - 18 B Kacy F, Isabel S, Lauren B, Megan H 100 Free Relay 0-8 A Regan B, Darius C, Jace M, Nicholas W 100 Free Relay 9 - 10 A Karly W, Payten G, Jonah A, Ben R 200 Free Relay 11 - 12 A Zachary P, Megan O, Ryley R, Harley H 200 Free Relay 11 - 12 B Brock B, Madisen M, Jude G, Joshua J 200 Free Relay 11 - 12 C Ben R, Sydnie W, Sarah T, Kristen R 200 Free Relay 13 - 14 A Sydney N, Nathaniel J, Kelly H, Alyshia B 200 Free Relay 13 - 14 B Jaiden B, Harley H, Hannah B, Brigitte B 200 Free Relay 15 - 18 A Jayc A, Tristan H, Mikenzie N, Lyndsey B 200 Free Relay 15 - 18 B Jaiden B, Kacy F, Megan H, Sydney N Place 4 Time 2:38 5 2:05.8 1 3:27.94 4 3:41.01 3 2:57.26 6 3:19.23 2 2:28.38 7 3:14.23 3 2:19.06 6 1:49.49 1 2:38.66 3 3:07.50 6 3:39.81 3 2:30.53 4 2:40.12 1 2:04.03 6 2:39.82 Mum’s The Word On Hossa Amid NHL’s Injury Culture BOSTON (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville didn’t want to talk about the injury that forced him to scratch forward Marian Hossa from the Stanley Cup finals against the Boston Bruins. And why not? “I think that’s self-explanatory,” Quenneville said, once again declining to explain the secrecy that is as much a part of the NHL culture as playoff beards and Zambonis. Hossa’s surprise scratch from Game 3 and the one-word explanation — “upper” — for the part of his body that was injured is part of a long-running cat-and-mouse game NHL teams play. Sidney Downs Spartans, Juniors Victorious SIDNEY — The Alliance Spartans seniors played the end of a rainout game last night in Sidney. The game originally started in Alliance on May 28, with Sidney leading 4-2 through four innings. In last night’s action, Sidney held on for the 4-2 win. The teams then tangled for nine innings with Sidney finally prevailing 7-6. Jeff Heckman went the entire game for the Spartans who saw a two-run lead slip away in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Spartans juniors also traveled to Sidney. They were able to snap a midseason skid and pick up the win. Alliance prevailed 10-2 with Kellon Hall earning the win. The Spartan Seniors are at home tonight for a doubleheader against Chappell. The first pitch is slated for 5:00 p.m. The juniors are off until Friday when they travel to Chadron for a tournament. 1 - 1:59.83 6 -1:27.15 5 - 37.08 7 -1:37.71 2 -3:54.41 13 - 42.75 3 - 1:05.93 4 - 58.86 3 - 43.31 1 - 47.19 1 - 35.34 4 - 56.02 7 - 48.68 6 - 38.08 7 - 30.91 8 - 43.85 1 – 3:04.89 2 - 42.96 2 - 33.64 5 - 46.07 3 - 48.26 2 - 35.82 6 - 59.45 1 - 50.81 1 - 39.8 1 - 44.13 1 - 36.08 1 - 43.13 3 - 29.23 4 - 33.62 3 - 49.3 3 - 57.32 2 - 51.51 3 - 42.59 6 – 1:00.86 13 - 57.1 10 – 1:48.9 8 - 57.31 8 - 53.28 10 – 1:43.09 6 -1:11.86 12 - 55.51 15 – 1:00.16 8 - 57.48 10 - 42.16 2 - 34.52 4 - 34.98 3 - 26.5 12 -1:18.03 8 - 1:13.05 14 - 57.15 7 - 23.88 5 - 27.56 12 - 39.29 Aftershock Softball Today Afterershock @ Gering Cancelled Spartan Baseball Today Seniors vs. Chappell 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. scoreboard Hockey All Times Mountain Time By The Associated Press STANLEY CUP FINALS (Best-of-7) Boston 2, Chicago 1 Wednesday’s Game Chicago at Boston, 6 p.m. Basketball NBA FINALS (Best-of-7) San Antonio 3, Miami 3 Tuesday’s Game Miami 103, San Antonio 100, OT Baseball American League Tuesday's Games Boston 5, Tampa Bay 1, 1st game Cleveland 4, Kansas City 3 L.A. Dodgers at New York, ppd., rain Toronto 8, Colorado 3 Baltimore 5, Detroit 2 Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1, 2nd game Oakland 6, Texas 2 Minnesota 7, Chicago White Sox 5 Houston 10, Milwaukee 1 Seattle 3, L.A. Angels 2, 10 innings Wednesday's Games L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Yankees, 11:05 a.m., 1st game Baltimore at Detroit, 11:08 a.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m., 2nd game Colorado at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Oakland at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 6:10 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. National League Tuesday's Games N.Y. Mets 4, Atlanta 3, 1st game Philadelphia 4, Washington 2 L.A. Dodgers at New York, ppd., rain Toronto 8, Colorado 3 N.Y. Mets 6, Atlanta 1, 2nd game Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 0 Houston 10, Milwaukee 1 Chicago Cubs 4, St. Louis 2 Arizona 3, Miami 2 San Francisco 5, San Diego 4 Wednesday's Games L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Yankees, 11:05 a.m., 1st game Miami at Arizona, 1:40 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 1:45 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m., 2nd game Washington at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Colorado at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 6:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. Former TWA Flight 800 Investigators Want New Probe 10 Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - Alliance Times-Herald MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — There is a renewed effort to reopen the investigation that downed TWA Flight 800 off the coast of New York in 1996. Former investigators on Wednesday called on the National Transportation Safety Board to re-examine the cause, saying new evidence points to the often-discounted theory that a missile strike may have downed the jumbo jet. The New York-to-Paris flight crashed July 17, 1996, just minutes after the jetliner took off from John F. Kennedy Airport, killing all 230 people aboard. The effort to reopen the probe is being made in tandem with the release next month of a documentary that features the testimony of former investigators who raise doubts about the NTSB’s conclusion that the crash was caused by a center fuel tank explosion, probably caused by a spark from a short-circuit in the wiring. In a petition seeking to reopen the probe, they say they have “reviewed the FAA radar evidence along with new evidence not available to the NTSB during the official investigation and contend that the NTSB’s probable cause determination is erroneous and should be reconsidered and modified accordingly.” Those calling for a review of the investigation include former NTSB accident investigator Hank Hughes and Bob Young, a former senior accident investigator for the nowdefunct TWA. Tom Stalcup, a physicist and co-founder of a group called Flight 800 Independent Researchers Organization, also questions the NTSB’s original findings and is featured prominently in the documentary, which is slated to air on the 17th anniversary of the crash next month. The NTSB issued a statement Wednesday morning saying it is aware of the upcoming documentary. “All petitions for reconsideration are thoroughly reviewed, and a determination is usually made within about 60 days,” spokeswoman Kelly Nantel said. “While the NTSB rarely re-investigates issues that have already been examined, our investigations are never closed and we can review any new information not previously considered by the board.” She noted the TWA Flight 800 investigation lasted four years. “Investigators took great care reviewing, documenting and analyzing facts and data and held a five-day hearing to gather additional facts before determining the probable cause of the accident during a two-day board meeting.” The former investigators calling for a new probe say they have new evidence that a missile may have taken down the jet. They contend that the testimony of more than 200 witnesses who reported seeing streaks of light headed toward the plane should be reconsidered. The NTSB said after the first investigation that it found no evidence of a missile strike. It explained that what witnesses likely saw was the jetliner pitching upward in the first few moments after the explosion, but some witnesses still maintain that the streak of light they saw emanated from the waterline and zoomed upward toward the plane. The petition filed with the NTSB to reopen the probe claims “new analyses of the FAA radar evidence demonstrate that the explosion that caused the crash did not result from a low-velocity fuelair explosion as the NTSB has determined. Rather, it was caused by a detonation or high-velocity explosion.” John Seaman, the longtime leader of an organization of TWA 800 victims’ families, noted there have been several attempts over the years to reopen the investigation. “Unless something was to develop that would be very clear and compelling, then a lot of these interested parties are not really helpful,” said Seaman, whose niece died on the flight. He spoke to The Associated Press in a telephone interview from upstate New York on Tuesday, ahead of the formal filing of the petition. “They reopen wounds,” he said of the petitioners. “Personally I can’t keep going over it again and again. I think most families feel that way.” GENERAL INTEREST News in Brief OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The FBI says it has found no sign of the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa and is ending a dig in suburban Detroit. The announcement was made Wednesday by Robert Foley, head of the FBI in Detroit, just a few hours after digging resumed. The dig began Monday. Authorities have pursued multiple leads on Hoffa’s whereabouts since his disappearance in 1975. He was last seen outside an Oakland County restaurant where he was to meet with a New Jersey Teamsters boss and a Detroit Mafia captain. ### CLEVELAND (AP) — A tentative Aug. 4 trial Obama Renews Calls For Nuclear Reductions BERLIN (AP) — Issuing an appeal for a new citizen activism in the free world, President Barack Obama renewed his call Wednesday to reduce U.S. and Russian nuclear stockpiles and to confront climate change, a danger he called “the global threat of our time.” In a wide-ranging speech that enumerated a litany of challenges facing the world, Obama said he wanted to reignite the spirit that Berlin displayed when it fought to reunite itself during the Cold War. “Today’s threats are not as stark as they were half a century ago, but the struggle for freedom and security and human dignity, that struggle goes on,” Obama said at the city’s historic Brandenburg Gate under a bright, hot sun. “And I come here to this city of hope because the test of our time demands the same fighting spirit that defined Berlin a half-century ago.” The president called for a one-third reduction of U.S. and Russian nuclear stockpiles, saying it is possible to ensure American security and a strong deterrent while also limiting nuclear weapons. Obama’s address comes nearly 50 years after John F. Kennedy’s famous Cold War speech in this once-divided city. Shedding his jacket and at times wiping away beads of sweat, the president stood behind a bullet-proof pane and read his remarks from text before a crowd of about 6,000. It was a stark contrast to the speech he delivered in the city in 2008, when he summoned a crowd of 200,000 to embrace his vision for American leadership. Whereas that speech soared with his ambition, this time Obama came to caution his audience not to fall into self-satisfaction. “We must acknowledge that there can at times be a complacency among our Western democracies,” he said. “Today people often come together in places like this to remember history, not to make it. Today we face no concrete walls or barbed wire.” The speech came just one week shy of the anniversary of Kennedy’s famous Cold War speech in which he denounced communism with his declaration “Ich bin ein Berliner” (I am a Berliner). Obama, clearly aware that he was in Kennedy’s historic shadow, asked his audience to heed the former president’s message. “If we lift our eyes as President Kennedy calls us to do, then we’ll recognize that our work is not yet done,” he said. “So we are not only citizens of America or Germany, we are also citizens of the world.” The president has previously called for reductions to nuclear stockpiles. But by addressing the issue in a major foreign policy speech, Obama signaled a desire to rekindle an issue that was a centerpiece of his early first-term national security agenda. The president discussed non-proliferation with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they met Monday on the sidelines of the Group of 8 summit in Northern Ireland. During Obama’s first term, the U.S. and Russia agreed to limit their stockpiles to 1,550 as part of the New START Treaty. In Moscow, Russian foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said that plans for any further arms reduction would have to involve countries beyond Russia and the United States. date has been set for an Ohio man accused of kidnapping three women and holding them in his home for about a decade. Ariel Castro, with his wrists and ankles shackled, appeared in court in Cleveland for a brief hearing Wednesday. As in previous court appearances, he kept his chin tucked in his chest. He answered “yes” and “no” to the judge’s questions about his understanding of the proceedings. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Michael Russo mentioned plea deal discussions raised by the defense last week. He asked that any plea deal that emerges be submitted by attorneys in writing. The 52-year-old Castro faces another pretrial hearing June 26. Also Wednesday, lawmakers in Columbus planned to discuss providing relief payments to the three women. ### NEW YORK (AP) — Fire authorities say eight people have been hurt, several of them seriously, after a car jumped a curb and slammed into a Manhattan store. The white car hit the 24-hour grocery in the East Village around 7 a.m. Wednesday. One witness, Rafael Fuentes, says the driver lost control about a block away and plowed through everything on the sidewalk. Another witness, Najava Stone, says people were hurt by flying debris. He says the car spun before landing in a crosswalk. A fire hydrant landed down the block. A large tree and a street sign were down. Outdoor refrigerator cases were overturned. Flowers were strewn on the sidewalk and on the crumpled hood of the car. Its front windshield was cracked and the back window was destroyed. ### LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Air FranceKLM ordered 25 Airbus A350 jets on Wednesday, saying the wide-body plane that flew for the first time last week will be central to its plan to expand long-haul flights after years of struggling against discount carriers in Europe. Airbus also announced that SriLankan Airlines, the country’s national carrier, would buy four A350s and six slightly smaller A330 jets. That deal is worth around $2.8 billion at list prices. The Air France deal is worth around $7.2 billion at list prices but customers can negotiate steep discounts. It’s a major investment for the airline, which has posted operating losses over the past couple of years. The purchase fits in with Air France-KLMs hope to shift away from the cutthroat short-haul market. ### MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Seven alQaida-linked gunmen detonated a pick-up truck rigged with explosives at the gate of the U.N. compound in Somalia’s capital Wednesday, launching a bombs-and-gunfire assault that saw militants pour into the complex, killing at least nine people, including three foreigners, officials said.
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