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Page 9 Alliance Swim Team
At Sidney
Governor Touts Economy, Taxes On Alliance Stop
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
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
Precip. 2013 ______________5.49
Precip. 2012 ______________4.08
Rise June 20 ________5:16 a.m.
Set June 20 ________8:31 p.m.
•Notice of Closure
County Assessors Office
•Trustees’ Sale
•Meeting County
•Notice Wheatridge Cr.
•Ordinance No. 2724
•Ordinance No. 2727
Today in
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Assault, Possession
Charges Filed
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.
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
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
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
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a state-sponsored college savings
“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.
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
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.
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.
2 Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - Alliance Times-Herald
4 Heineman
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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
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
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
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
many positive aspects of living in the Cornhusker state,
such as the second lowest
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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
•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
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 families, the
answer is no because they
couldn’t find a job or the
Nebraska. We need to
change that.”
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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?
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
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More sun
than clouds.
Highs in the
upper 80s
and lows in
the mid 50s.
Go Cubs!
Times of sun
and clouds.
Highs in the
upper 80s
and lows in
the upper
chance of a
Mix of sun
and clouds.
Highs in the
mid 80s and
lows in the
mid 50s.
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
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
4 Lake
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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.
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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
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.
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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
317 Box Butte Ave.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - Alliance Times-Herald
Neighbors: Couple Killed Waited For Order To Leave Box Butte, Dawes County
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
Today’s Markets
Prices as of 11:30 a.m. Today
Hemingford Co-Op . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.23
New Alliance Bean & Grain . . . . . . . . . . . $7.19
Lyman Elevator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.18
Scoular Grain - Sidney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.22
West Plains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7.01
Hemingford Co-Op. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7.28
Lyman Elevator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.25
Scoular Grain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.25
West Plains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7.31
Hemingford Co-OP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .call
Scoular Grain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . call
Great Northerns
Kelley Bean of Alliance/Berea . . . . . . . . . .N/A
New Alliance Bean & Grain . . . . . . . . . . . 45.00
Trinidad. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45.00
Kelley Bean Alliance/Berea. . . . . . . . . . . . N/A
New Alliance Bean & Grain. . . . . . . . . . . .35.00
Trinidad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.00
Kelley Bean Alliance/Berea. . . . . . . . . . . . N/A
Trinidad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .call
Small White
Kelley Bean Alliance/Berea. . . . . . . . . . . . . .call
Trinidad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . call
Light Red Kidneys
Kelley Bean of Alliance/Berea. . . . . . . . . . N/A
Trinidad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .call
Kelley Bean of Alliance/Berea. . . . . . . . . . N/A
Trinidad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . call
Spot nonferrous metal prices W.
Aluminum -$0.8141 per lb., London Metal Exch.
Copper -$3.1616 Cathode full plate, LME.
Copper -$3.1570 N.Y. Merc spot Tue.
Lead - $2076.00 metric ton, London Metal Exch.
Zinc - $0.8241 per lb., London Metal Exch.
Gold - $1372.75 Handy & Harman (daily quote).
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.
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
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“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
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.
Current Cutout Values: 200.24
Change from prior day: (0.95)
Choice/Select spread
Total Load Count (Cuts, Trimmings, Grinds): 146
CATTLE Slaughter under Federal Inspection
Yesterday(est) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125,000
Week ago (est) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125,000
Year ago (act) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126,000
CME Futures Closes for Live Cattle:
Month Close Change Month Close Change
Jun 119.50 -.32 Dec 125.02
Aug 119.02 -.22 Feb 126.20
Oct 122.52 -.15 Apr 127.75
Cutter 90%
350 #/up
Current—Cutout Value: $157.91
Change from prior day:
CME Future Closes for Feeder Cattle
Month Close Change Month Close Change
Aug 143.80 -.72 Nov 149.55
Sep 146.22 -.77 Jan 149.60
Oct. 148.15 -.90 May 151.00
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Alliance, NE 69301
New York Stock Exchange
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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.
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
Maketa said that additional
home loss is not anticipated,
though the count would likely
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Medrano and their friend 50For information on other year-old Gus Buenrostro on
visit Monday.
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
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
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
Omaha district.
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.
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
Neb. Man
Of Bribery
Wounded Suspect
To Recover
Sudan Refugee
Lawsuit To Go
Sentenced After
DUI Guilty Plea
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Voice Of The People . . .
Remove Potash Bottleneck
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
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Voice of the People
114 East Fourth St.
P.O. Box G Alliance NE 69301
[email protected]
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What Others Are Saying
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - Alliance Times-Herald
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.
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.
Yield: 4 (6-ounce) servings
For the syrup:
2 cups ripe, hulled, chopped strawberries, fresh or frozen
Pepper Potato Salad
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
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.
Start to finish: 1 hour (15
minutes active)
Servings: 8
2 pounds red potatoes,
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
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
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
Summer Sandwich Buffet
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
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
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
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
Molasses cookies
Sugar cookies
At least 20 minutes before serving, place the glasses in the
Whoopie pies
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
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Sandwich raspberry sorbet between chocolate wafer cookies.
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a higher offer.
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Murdock and other family and revenue that was below cookie.
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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
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
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
stranded in a mountainous
area by torrential monsoon
rains and landslides, but
remained cut off, a senior official said Wednesday.
Sushilkumar Shinde earlier
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
destroyed by the swift-moving
Describing the situation as
grim, Bahuguna said his
administration was not
equipped to tackle such a
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region is 400 kilometers (250
miles) southwest of Lucknow,
the capital of Uttar Pradesh
An additional 17 people
have died since Sunday when
their homes collapsed in Uttar
Pradesh state, which borders
Vishwakarma, a state police
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
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
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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,
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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
The 90th Missile Wing at F.E.
Warren Air Force Base has a
female commander for the first
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
Investigators say lightning
started a fire that damaged a
school building in northwest
corner of the Nebraska
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
San Juan
Wilderness Act RC Man
Passes Federal Sentenced
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
roads, commercial buildings, mining
and timber
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.
Denver Zoo
Lion Gets
Cancer Care
DENVER (AP) — An elderly
lion at the Denver Zoo is getting special medical care for
The treatment is based on
therapy typically used for
domestic cats suffering from
According to the Denver
Post, zookeepers noticed in
March that the lion named
Rian had grown lethargic.
Tests found a large mass in his
Veterinarians are hoping to
make the lion more comfortable while gathering valuable
chemotherapy could help
other zoo lions and large cats.
Retiring UW
Infant Daughter Donates Books
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
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
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) —
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
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
international leaders.
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.
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PUBLISH: June 17, 18,
19, 20, and 21, 2013
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
requirements for: relation to
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,
Section 4. The Planning
Commission has recommended approval of the
Final Plat, contingent upon
the execution of an
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
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
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
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
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
Edward Brink, Successor
Trustee First Publication:
June 19, 2013
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Collection Practices Act,
15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no
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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
PUBLISH: June 19, 26,
July 3, 10 and 17, 2013
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
PUBLISH: June 19, 2013
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
Michelle Robinson, Box
Butte County Assessor
PUBLISH: June 19, 22 and
25, 2013 ZNEZ
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,
Section 1. Section 115-76
of the Alliance Municipal
Code is amended to provide
as follows:
(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,
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
PUBLISH: June 19, 2013
PO: 14337
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Individual Results —
Sidney Swim Meet Saturday, June 15
Amill, Jonah
Photos courtesy of Natalie Waldron
Sydnie Waldron, bottom, swims her leg of the 200 Meter Freestyle Relay 11-12 C Saturday at
the Sidney Swim Meet. Top, the team, from left, Benjamin Ritchie, Kristen Romick, Sarah Thomas
and Waldron won their heat and were sixth overall with a time of 3:39.81.
Swimmers Step
Up To Fill Events
At Sidney
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
Age Event
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
Medley Relay
0-8 A
Ayvrie W, Tyzen B, Regan B, Jayda B
Medley Relay
9 - 10 A
Karly W, Nicholas W, Ben R, Peytan G
Medley Relay
11 - 12 A
Brock B, Ryley R, Harley H, Zachary P
Medley Relay
11 - 12 B
Kristen R, Joshua J, Madisen M, Megan O
Medley Relay
13 - 14 A
Nathaniel J, Margaret S, Jaiden B, Sydney N
Medley Relay
13 - 14 B
Kelly H, Brigitte B, Alyshia B, Hannah B
Medley Relay
15 - 18 A
Lyndsey B, Mikenzie N, Tristan H, Jayc A
Medley Relay
15 - 18 B
Kacy F, Isabel S, Lauren B, Megan H
Free Relay
0-8 A
Regan B, Darius C, Jace M, Nicholas W
Free Relay
9 - 10 A
Karly W, Payten G, Jonah A, Ben R
Free Relay
11 - 12 A
Zachary P, Megan O, Ryley R, Harley H
Free Relay
11 - 12 B
Brock B, Madisen M, Jude G, Joshua J
Free Relay
11 - 12 C
Ben R, Sydnie W, Sarah T, Kristen R
Free Relay
13 - 14 A
Sydney N, Nathaniel J, Kelly H, Alyshia B
Free Relay
13 - 14 B
Jaiden B, Harley H, Hannah B, Brigitte B
Free Relay
15 - 18 A
Jayc A, Tristan H, Mikenzie N, Lyndsey B
Free Relay
15 - 18 B
Jaiden B, Kacy F, Megan H, Sydney N
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
Afterershock @ Gering
Seniors vs. Chappell
5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
All Times Mountain Time
By The Associated Press
Boston 2, Chicago 1
Wednesday’s Game
Chicago at Boston, 6 p.m.
San Antonio 3, Miami 3
Tuesday’s Game
Miami 103, San Antonio 100, OT
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
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
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
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
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
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - Alliance Times-Herald
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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.”
News in Brief
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
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
“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
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
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.