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US sends 130 more troops to Iraq
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:10 PM


Associated Press


CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Another 130 U.S. troops arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar Mountain and evaluate options for getting them out to safety.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the deployment in remarks to Marines at this Southern California base on the final stop of a week-long, around-the-world trip that also took him to India, Germany and Australia.

Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:08 PM
Lauren Bacall

NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Bacall, the slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in “To Have and Have Not” and “The Big Sleep” and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood’s most storied marriages, died Tuesday at age 89.

Bacall, whose long career brought two Tonys and a special Oscar, died in New York. The managing partner of the Humphrey Bogart Estate, Robbert J.F. de Klerk, said that Bacall died at home, but declined to give further details. Bacall’s son Stephen Bogart confirmed his mother’s death to de Klerk.

Authorities say Robin Williams hanged himself
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:07 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:10 PM )
Robin Williams

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Robin Williams’ personal assistant found the actor who was struggling with depression dead in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home, officials said Tuesday.

Williams’ wife likely was home at the time he killed himself but was unaware, Marin County Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Boyd said.


Legislative meeting set
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:06 PM

Delphos City Councilman and Chairman of the Legislative Committee Andy Knueve has scheduled a committee meeting for 6:30 p.m. Monday in council chambers.

This meeting will be held to discuss Ordinance No. 2014-39, Peddler and Solicitors.

This meeting is open to the public.

The regular council meeting will follow.

Green Thumbs explore novel planting project
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:04 PM
Green Thumb Garden Club members were treated to a novel planting project demonstration given by Carol Grothouse Monday afternoon in the First Edition Building at the library. Grothouse staples weed mat to the back side of one-half of a reclaimed a wooden shutter, filled it with potting soil and a variety of plants — perennial ferns, hens and chicks and moss rose — and finished the planting off with Spanish moss and a natural fiber bow. This is a great project idea for different seasons where florist foam could be used in place of soil for silk or dried flower arrangements. (DHI Media/Stephanie Groves)