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Star Beacon (Newspaper) - January 12, 2007, Ashtabula, Ohio HHVBHiBHIBCBHHBHHHHHHHBVBHHBHHiMHlDHBHBBiHilMoBBHipBHHB STAR BEACON FRIDAY JANUARY 12 2007 NEWSSTAND 50 CENTS HOME DELIVERY 35 CENTS DANIEL KRAUS Star Beacon ALEXIS MOVERS 10 of Geneva and Brittney Hamrick 15 watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show and wait for Alexisstory to be told on national television TV star has sweet tooth Ellen DeGeneres buys 1000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies from Geneva girl By MARGIE TRAX PAGE Staff Writer GENEVA How many Thin Mints can talk show host Ellen DeGeneres eat Geneva Junior Girl Scout Alexis Moyers 10 guesses about 1000 boxes DeGeneres called Alexis Wednesday evening during a taping of her daily talk show to order some Girl Scout cookies Their conversa tion aired Thursday afternoon on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Ellen called my house and it was awesome I really got to talk to Ellen Alexis said I answered the phone and I was like Whoa its Ellen she said Alexis emailed the talk show star asking her to buy some Girl Scout cookies The family was shocked when a representative of the show called to say DeGeneres wanted to DANIEL KRAUS Star Beacon TALK SHOW host Ellen DeGeneres talks on the phone during her show with 10yearold Geneva resident Alexis Moyers DeGeneres purchased 1000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies from Alexis talk to Alexis Wow Well were on a budget here DeGeneres asked Alexis how many so Ill give your number to Oprah boxes of cookies she needed to sell to be a Girl Scout top seller I told her I had to sell 1200 boxes Alexis said Girl Scout cookies cost per box DeGeneres said jokingly By the time Alexis hung up the telephone DeGeneres ordered 1000 boxes of cookies enough to make her sales goal See SWEET Page A5 Educator nabbed with pot Geneva tutor shares address with admitted drug dealer police say By MARGIE TRAX PAGE Writer GENEVA An Austinburg Elementary School tutor was arrested late Wednesday for drug abuse and the use of drug paraphernalia Geneva police and dispatch reports show Elizabeth Berly 23 of Geneva admitted to the ownership of several mari juana pipes bags of mari juana and smoked mari juana during a search of her apartment late Wednesday night police reports show Berly also admitted to having smoked the drug police said in reports Officers arrived at Berlys apartment to ques tion Davy Canter 25 about an assault at 162 Woodlawn St Wednesday evening according to police reports Berly and Canter both list the same West Main Street address Canter told officers he is a smalltime marijuana dealer according to police reports Canter was arrested but insisted on returning to See POT Page A5 Distel Cafaro look forward to new term By MARK TODD Staff Writer A shift in political man agement in Columbus has reinvigorated State Rep George Distel D Conneaut as he heads into his final twoyear term Im anxious to get back to work Distel said Thursday With 10 years at the statehouse state law decrees this term will be Distels last The senior most member of the House CAFARO DISTEL begins his farewell tour with enthusiasm fed by the arrival of a Democratic governor and party gains in the House The election of Gov Ted Strickland and other Democrats to key positions could mean big changes in See DISTEL Page A5 Bush cheered at base not in Congress ByTOMRAUM Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON It was a tale of two audiences tbJday after President Bush unveiled his plan to send 21500 more US troops to Iraq the president was robustly applauded and cheered Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates got pounded See BUSH Page A5 Associated Press DAVID W CHIPMAN of Harpswell Maine protests the Iraq war in down town Portland Maine Thursday Bush would veto Medicare bill requiring negotiations on price By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON Presidejit Bush vowed Thursday to veto Democraticdrafted legis lation requiring the gov ernment to negotiate with drug companies for lower prices under Medicare The House is to debate and vote today on the leg islation which is one of a handful of priority items for Democrats who gained control of Congress in last falls elections Government interfer ence impedes competition limits access to liifesaving drugs reduces conven ience for beneficiaries and ultimately increases costs to taxpayers beneficiaries and all American citizens alike the administration said in a written state ment It said that competition already is reducing prices to seniors providing a wide range of choices and leading to a more produc tive environment for the development of new drugs Democrats shot back quickly Evidently the president is more concerned with protecting pharmaceutical company profits than American seniors said Rep Rahm Emanuel D 111 a member of the House Democratic leadership Bush had already threat See PRICE Page A5 INDEX Advice 85 BusinessA7 Comics Currents B1 EntertainmentB3 OpinionA4 People B4 Puzzled86 Sports C1 DEATHS Pages A2 A6 B6 ARCARO Trinidad ANTUNEZ Marian J 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