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Vol. 55 No. 46

Photos by Robert Bykowski/Staff photographer

Labor Day labors It was all play for a group of men playing soccer at St. Paul Woods in Niles on Monday.



Constitution celebration In recognition of the 223rd anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States, the Village of Niles proclaimed Sept. 17-23, 2010 as Constitution Week. Niles Trustee Jim Hynes, left, Barbara Hale, Constitution Week Committee Chairman; Mayor Robert M. Callero; Trustee Louella Preston; Village Attorney Joseph Annunzio


First Place Winners, Chris Ceballa and Anthony Peters, above, and all the finalists, right, take a group photo.

Golf Mill’s ‘Got Talent’ winners grab $500 spree Recently 30 talented finalists competed at Golf Mill Shopping Center for a Grand Prize $500 Back-to-School Shopping Spree. Chris Ceballa and Anthony Peter f Chicago took the stage with their performance of a classic Beatles song, winning the Grand

Prize. Regina Verdico of Golf Mill Shopping Center said, “It was such a tough decision for the judges, the mall had to add prizes to the contest to acknowledge additional performances given by the talented teens.”  Cassie Saucedo followed in a close

second, while Jessica Blakely came in third. Fourth, fifth and sixth prize winners were added along with three honorable mentions.  Golf Mill’s “Got Talent” Competition took place in two rounds on Aug. 17 and Aug. 21.

Singers, dancers, musicians, performing jugglers, magicians, comedians, and performance artists between the ages of 12 and 19 were invited to participate in this two-day competition. Then on Saturday, Aug. 21, final competition began

at 1 p.m., at Center Court, with a performance by Kiara Rivera, the first place winner of “Teen Idol” in 2008 which kicked-off the showdown between the 30 talented teen finalists. Over 200 attendees cheered on their favorites at both events.

DAR chapter promotes Constitution week awareness The Twenty-first Star Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution announces that Friday, Sept. 17, begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those unalienable rights to every American. The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). In 1955, the Daughters

petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into Public Law #915 on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The aims of the celebration are to (1) emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution, preserving it for posterity; (2) inform the people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life; and (3) encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787. The United States of America

functions as a Republic under the Constitution, which is the oldest document still in active use that outlines the self-government of a people. This landmark idea that men had the inalienable right as individuals to be free and live their lives under their own governance was the impetus of the American Revolution. Today, the Constitution stands as an icon of freedom for people around the world. “We must remember and teach that those who wrote the Constitution believed that no government can create freedom, but that government must guard freedom rather than encroach upon the freedoms of its people,”stated Merry Ann T. Wright, President General of the DAR. “The Constitution by

itself cannot guarantee liberty. A nation’s people can remain free only by being responsible citizens who are willing to learn about the rights of each arm of government and require that each is accountable for its own function. Therefore, Constitution Week is the perfect opportunity to read and study this great document which is the safeguard of our American liberties.  We encourage all citizens across the country to take time this week to guard that which is committed to us by our forefathers... our freedom.” DAR has servedAmerica for 120 years as its foremost cheerleader. In 1928, the Daughters began work on a building as a memorial to the Constitution. John Russell Pope, architect of the Jefferson

Memorial, was commissioned to design the performing arts center, known as DAR Constitution Hall. Today, DAR Constitution Hall is the only structure erected in tribute to the Constitution of the United States of America. Known as the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world, DAR has over 165,000 members with approximately 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and 11 foreign countries. The DAR has long promoted patriotism through commemorative celebrations, memorials, scholarships and activities for children, and programs for new immigrants. For more information about DAR and its programs visit www. or call Betty Borman at (847) 818-9001.



Niles police receive grant from Target The Niles Police Department today announced a partnership with the Target Corporation in recognition of its efforts in preventing senior citizens from becoming victims of scams. The Niles Police Department will be conducting a series of prevention programs tailored specifically for the senior citizen population of Niles. The programs will address the types of activities that con artists utilize against senior citizens, such as a scam attempting to get a senior into willfully providing or sending money out of the United States under the false pretense that a family member is in trouble. The program will provide prevention brochures in large

print as a supplement to the prevention presentations. Over the next several months the Niles Police Department will utilize the grant from Target to reduce the risk of these types of scams from occurring. This grant is part of an ongoing effort by Target to strengthen families and communities throughout the country. “At Target, our local grants are making a difference in the communities we serve,” said Laysha Ward, president of community relations at Target. “We’re proud to partner with local law enforcement as part of our ongoing commitment to give back to the communities where our guests and team members live and work.”

Police commissioner named At the Aug. 24 the Niles Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor Robert Callero appointed Richard Mangold, left, to the Fire and Police Commission replacing Commissioner Robert D. Berg, who resigned effective Aug. 10. Mangold is a 41-year Niles resident andthe owner of RCM Home Inspections in Niles.

Spots for Maine Twp. Garage Sale sell out All 77 spaces for the Sept. 25 Maine Township Community Garage Sale have sold in just over three weeks with many more names on a waiting list. However, residents can still participate by making a donation of cash or merchandise to the garage sale. Donations of small working electronics, children’s games, children’s furniture and accessories, garden tools and small hand tools are especially needed. Maine Township will

not accept donations of clothes, large and/or heavy furniture, firearms, explosives or any type of weapons. “This is a really fun event which raises money for two worthy causes—disadvantaged children and hungry families,” said Carol Teschky, Maine Township Supervisor. “We are very proud of the event’s success due to the hard work of our staff and volunteers.” Residents are also encouraged

to come and shop to take advantage of the hundreds of bargains offered by vendors and the Township. “In these tough economic times, people really appreciate being able to find items for their home and family at great prices,” Teschky said. The event will be held rain or shine on Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Maine Township Town Hall, 1700 Ballard Rd., Park Ridge.

Event proceeds also benefit the summer camp program coordinated by the Township’s MaineStay Youth & Family Services Division. The camp program serves disadvantaged children, ages eight through 13, to participate in cultural and recreational experiences to which they may not otherwise have access. The event is sponsored by Journal & Topics Newspapers, Liberty Bank for Savings, Hwy.

Comm. Robert Provenzano, State Rep. Rosemary Mulligan, State Rep. Elaine Nekritz,ARC Disposal, Chicagoland Senior News, and Parkway Bank. Proceeds benefit the MaineStay Adventure Camp for disadvantaged youth and the Township’s Emergency Food Pantry. For more information, please call Marie Worobec at 847-2972510 Ext. 270. Information is also posted on the Township website

Gala benefits Adult Down Syndrome Center Lutheran General Hospital will host Gala 2010: Groovin’ and Growin’, its annual fundraising event on Oct. 2, 2010 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the Adult Down Syndrome Center (ADSC) and will help fund a new,larger facility in order to provide medical care for more patients and to provide additional services to improve their health and well being.

The oldest and largest clinic of its kind in the nation, the ADSC provides a full range of services including primary medical care, nutrition counseling and psychosocial services to adolescents and adults with Down syndrome. Brian A. Chicoine, M.D., worldrenowned medical director of the clinic, and his dedicated staff have cared for more than 4,500 patients since its inception in

1992. The Center is a national model of health care for adults and adolescents with Down syndrome. Lutheran General Hospital’s 2010 Gala, emceed by Chicago Comcast SportsNet broadcaster, Chris Boden, will feature live music by the Stanley Paul Orchestra and an extensive silent auction. One of the premier silent

auction items is a three-night stay for two guests at the Grand Palladium Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico donated by Travel Gallery, Inc. For individuals with Down syndrome, life expectancy has more than doubled – from 25 to 56 years – in the last 30 years. With medical care that focuses on their special needs, like that uniquely offered by the ADSC at Advocate Lutheran General

Hospital, adolescents and adults with Down syndrome lead productive lives and are contributing members of society. For Lutheran General Hospital Gala 2010: Groovin’ and Grown’ registration information, contact Christy J. Santos, director, development,Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Advocate Charitable Foundation, 847-7238682.


Former Alderman John Heerman dies Funeral services for former alderman John Heerman were held on Sept. 1. Former alderman Heerman served as Third Ward Alderman, May 1981 through June 1987. In addition, Heerman played an active role in the city of Park Ridge serving on the Finance and Budget committees for six years; Chairman for four years; Public Transportation Commission; the

Building Board of Review; and city liaison to School District 207. According to the late mayor Marty Butler,“John Heerman brought a new level of proficiency to the budget sessions.� The city has lowered all city flags to half-mast and will continue in this state through next Tuesday to honor former alderman John Heerman and his dedicated service to Park Ridge.




puzzles and games are designed to appeal to readers of all ages.

Polish Storytime. Come learn more about the Polish culture as we read stories in Polish, play games, sing songs, do a simple craft, and sample some Polish sweets at 6:30 p.m. Registration required; limit 20 children. At the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, 847-965-4220.


Reading with Rover. At 7 p.m., the dogs are back at Niles Public Library. Share some of your favorite books with a friendly, fuzzy and very patient canine buddy. Grades K+ (beginning to advanced readers) Niles cardholders call 847-663-6622 beginning the 1st of the month to register, others call beginning the 5th of the month.At the Niles Public Library, 6960 West Oakton Street, 847-663-1234.

Craft-in-a-Sack. Check out at least one book from the Niles Public Library, bring your checkout receipt to the Youth Services Desk and pick up a “craft-in-asack” beginning the 15th of each month (while supplies last). For more information, go online at or call 847663-1234.

Nonfiction Book Discussion. Will be discussing “Happiness Project” by Gretchen Craft Rubin from 7-8 p.m. at the Niles Public Library 6960 West Oakton Street, 847-663-1234.

SEPTEMBER 10 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Orientation. The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 provides the framework for a unique national workforce preparation and employment system designed to meet the needs of both job seekers and those who want to further their careers. Learn about what services are available and what assistance you qualify for while searching for a job from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m at Morton Grove Library. To register, go to: http:// Bibliobop Dance Parties. Families with babies, toddlers, preschoolers and kids, bring your family and friends to the Niles Public Library as we crank up the tunes and boogie down in the library at 10 a.m. It’s fun for the whole family! DJ Miss Cate will be spinning all the best tunes from our terrific music collection; at the Niles Public Library 6960 West Oakton Street, 847-663-1234. Knights of Niles Chess Club. Starting at 3:45pm, learn and improve your skills with Mr. Chris at the Niles Public Library. Must know how to move the pieces. Grades K-8. No registration

Scrabble and Chess for Adults. Adults are invited to play friendly, non-competitive games of chess and Scrabble from 2 to 4 p.m. Light refreshments are served. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, 847-965-4220.

necessary; at the Niles Public Library 6960 West Oakton Street, 847-663-1234.

SEPTEMBER 11 Dinosauria. Come meet real paleontologists Lisa Zago-Martin and Don Pfister, at 2 p.m. At the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, 847-965-4220. Their finds are currently being showcased in museums all over the world. They will be taking the whole family on an adventure through their dinosaur digs and an upclose and personal view of some of the fossils they have uncovered. Low Vision Fair. The fourth annual Low Vision Fair from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. features vendors of assistive devices, representatives of supportive services, screenings for retina diseases and glaucoma, door prizes and light refreshments. The Fair will be held at the Niles Senior Center, 999 Civic Center Drive, Niles, and is co-sponsored by seven north suburban public libraries: Des Plaines, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Skokie and Vernon Area For information call 847-6636648. DIY crafts: Give your school supplies a makeover with Designer Supplies. Bring your friends to the Morton Grove Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, and create a new cover for a notebook with a matching pen at 1 p.m. Instructions and supplies are provided. Registration is required and opens 8/28. 847-965-4220. Job Searching Online. Learn how to use online job resources to help you in your job search

process at 10 a.m at Niles Public Library. Job searching sites, specialized search engines for jobs and social networking sites such as LinkedIn will be featured in this presentation; at the Niles Public Library, 6960 West Oakton Street, 847-663-1234. Antiques flea market. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Hodges Park in Park Ridge, in front of City Hall. For more information, call 312855-1800.

SEPTEMBER 12 Polish treats. The Oak Mill Bakery has served the greater Chicagoland area for many years. The bakery’s owner, Bogna Solak, is coming to the Morton Grove Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, at 2 p.m. to demonstrate how to make Polish treats (such as kolachky) and will serve samples for tasting. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Registration is required. 847-9654220. Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church and Preschool Picnic. Starting at 11:30 a.m. at 9081 N. Maryland St. in Niles. The picnic will be held under a tent on the church property, and is open to the community. An outdoor service will be held prior at 10 a.m. For more information, contact the church at 847-8274360. Super Sunday. The Niles Library’s Super Sunday Program includes treats, game show performances by Wheel of Wisdom, traveling juggler/ unicyclist Mike Vondruska, and more; at the Niles Public Library 6960 West Oakton Street, 847663-1234.

SEPTEMBER 13 Teen Library Council (TLC). TLC is back at 7 p.m. Get involved in the Morton Grove Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, meet other teens, and earn volunteer service hours! Come to the informative meeting eat food, hang out with your friends, and learn what we do. Read to the Rainbow Dogs. Your child can practice reading to a certified therapy dog from the Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy Foundation at 7 p.m. Come in or call to sign up for a turn with one of the dogs. Bring what you want to read or we will have a selection to choose from to read to our four-legged friends. At the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, 847-965-4220. SEPTEMBER 14 Introduction to Computers (R): 10:15-11:45 am. This class is for adults who don’t know how to use a computer. Beginners will learn basic computer information along with using the mouse and getting on the Internet. For more information, go online at www. or call 847- 6631234 . Puzzles in print. Rich Masterson, CEO of Voyager Media, is the publisher of the Bugle Newspapers and Screen Magazine. David Hoyt, aka “The Game Guy,” invents toys and games, creates puzzles, and designs graphics and cartoons. Join us at the Morton Grove Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove for a behind-thescenes conversation at 11:30 a.m. with Mr. Masterson and Mr. Hoyt about how the news gets published every week and how

SEPTEMBER 16 Research 101 (R): 10:15-11:45 am. Search the Internet with special tools to find what you want. This is a session for adults. Keyboarding and mouse skills are required. For more information, go online at www.nileslibrary. org or call 847- 663-1234. Rock n’ Roll Record Craft. Let your creativity run wild, and transform old records into new cool bookends at 3:30 p.m. registration required Niles cardholders register beginning Sept. 1, others register beginning Sept. 5. For more information, go online at or call 847- 663-1234. Feature film. “Shutter Island” (2010, R, 137 min. drama) at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, 847-965-4220. Teen Cooking Class. Learn to prepare delicious food at 6 the Morton Grove Library. There is room for eight chefs; reserve your spot today! Registration is required and opens Sept. 2. 847965-4220. Book Discussions. “That Old Cape Magic” by Richard Russo 10 a.m. at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, 847-965-4220. A single weekend on Cape Cod forces Jack Griffin to relive painful family memories, setting into motion a chain of events the lead to the disintegration of his marriage. See CALENDAR, page 9




Summit on Aging to explore educational opportunities by Christopher A. Koch State Superintendent Illinois State Board of Education and Charles D. Johnson Director Illinois Department on Aging

The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department on Aging are cohosting the First Illinois Summit on Aging and Education to get more older adult volunteers in classrooms across our state. The September 20 summit at Illinois State University in Normal could not come at a better time. Our school districts are struggling with an unprecedented state

Guest View fiscal crisis, marked by delayed state payments and reduced local revenue. At the same time, we are launching statewide comprehensive education reform initiatives, from the implementation of the internationally-benchmarked Common Core Learning Standards in Math and English to efforts aimed at turning around our lowest performing schools. We need older adult volunteers more than ever to help students meet these new and more

rigorous standards and better prepare for college and careers. Retired rocket scientists are welcome but not necessary. Such work can be as simple as reading to a first grader or talking to a high school student during study hall. The extra attention supports students and increases their success. Older adult volunteers discover a new way to serve the community and gain another social outlet. Just ask Russ Marineau who worked at IBM for more than 30 years and commuted between

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Letter to the Community, The Park Ridge Community Fund and the Chamber of Commerce want to thank all the people that participated in the Harry O’Brien Community Run Walk. The weather was perfect and

the event was a success. Much needed monies were raised for our community social service organizations. Many members of the community working together for a common purpose was amazing. Harry O’Brien’s spirit of giving

and supporting others was alive and well on Saturday. Our sponsors were outstanding; thanks to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, All on the Road Catering, Cardinal Fitness, Cream of the Crepe, Fortune Restoration, Jason’s

downtown Chicago and his home in Naperville, leaving little time for civic work or getting to know his neighbors. Since he retired in 1991, he has volunteered a couple hours a week as a mentor and tutor in Naperville Community Unit School District 203. “It’s got me more involved in the community than I have ever been,” Marineau said. “It’s a great way to make friends and make a difference.” Formal studies are just beginning to document what Marineau and other older adult volunteers and students have experienced through such

interaction. The volunteer program in the Naperville district recently expanded to incorporate a class in which high school students can pass on some computer skills to the senior volunteers. A plan to give the older adult volunteers access to the district’s wellness program is in the works, providing students with a firsthand look at how good habits can benefit one for life. Students are now returning to school. We hope older adults will follow. Their presence has the potential to improve student performance and inspire service for generations to come.

Deli, Judge James & Kujawa, Le Peep’s, Noodles and company, Parkway Bank, Perry’s Restaurant, Pickwick Theatre, P R HeraldAdvocate, Flood Bros., Lisa’s Italian Ice, Rainbow Hospice, State Farm Insurance-A. Witek, Summit Specialtees, Trader Joe’s, TribLocal, Uptown Chiropractic clinic, X O Glow, Morrison’s Road House, and the Keith and

Kim Band. Please remember our neighbors, many need our help at this time. Also, shop locally and support our community businesses. The Harry O’Brien Community Run Walk committee Sheri Roche Park Ridge

How Al Qaeda is Killing Islam Publisher Rich Masterson Editor-in-chief Andrew Schneider Managing Editor M. Grace Tucker Sports Editor Rob Valentin Reporters Laura Katauskas Debbie Lively Shannon McCarthy Sports Reporters Mark Gregory Scott Taylor Staff Photographer Robert Bykowski Editorial Deadlines Letters to Editor: 9 a.m. Monday Calendar: 3 p.m. Monday News: 9 a.m. Monday Sports: 9 a.m. Monday

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Viewing the War on Terror through a narrow lens is misleading. What is really occurring is that 8th century Islamic beliefs are at war, in essence, with the modern 21st century & they are losing badly. You cannot utterly halt human progress. China & Japan tried to keep out modernity, but discovered – one early & one late in the 20th century - that they were simply creating misery. With the exceptions of Egypt, Iran or SaudiArabia we know little of the individual Middle-Eastern countries Outside of Israel all the nations of the Middle-East are Muslim dictatorships. Iraq may become the only exception, but this remains to be seen. These countries view smartphones as a security threat. They make it easy for people to communicate & hard for authorities to monitor. As these nations lurch into the 21st century the very premise of their existence – one family rule, monarchy, misogyny – is falling apart in the face of global reality. People like & want freedom.

There are those who believe we are at war with Islam.There are several million Muslims in the United States. If it were a war with Islam our nation would be a bloody conflagration. The fact is Muslims, despite any tenet of their religion, are just like us. They are people & by & large human beings value liberty – the ability to live their lives as they see fit without any government or legal interference. Leave me alone is a universal precept as is its corollary – not without my permission. Why come here? Because the United States, unlike the Muslim countries of the Middle-East & Southeast Asia, is a bastion, still even today, of liberty. Liberty is a world-wide fashion as well. At a recent meeting in Mumbai young Muslim businessmen came together to share a mantra

of success & aspirations for even more liberty. Ironically, they’re called Muppies - Muslim upwardly mobile professionals. They are leaving their mud huts, subsistence living & radical lifestyles for the modern world – condos, plenty & tolerance. This is what Al Qaeda really hates – education, communication, liberation. It is at war with all three & it cannot win. Once people get a taste for liberty & the good life there is no going back. Certainly examples can be found of those few radicalized moderns who will choose violence, force and slavery, but they prove the rule. They are a tinsey tiny minority of nutjobs and good riddance to them. Al Qaeda et al are killing the very Isalm they wish to enforce upon the world. The world is becoming more & more American & that is good. Where else but in America can you find Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Serbs & Croats all living together for decades in peace? Peace be upon you, my brothers.



Notre Dame Prep Stanley Cup coming to high school On Thursday, Sept. 9, Chicago Blackhawks President and 1971 alumnus John McDonough will bring Lord Stanley’s Cup to his alma mater, Notre Dame College Prep. The 835 students at the all boys school are pleased to share this achievement with their fellow “Don” or gentleman of Mary. The event is from 1 pm to 3 pm in the Notre Dame College Prep gymnasium at 7655 West Dempster Street in Niles. John McDonough will speak at 1:30 pm. Afterwards, the Notre Dame College Prep students will have opportunities to have their photos taken with the Stanley Cup. Alumni and friends are welcome to publicly view the Cup and enjoy the festivities. Photos will be reserved for Notre Dame College Prep students only.

First Responders Mass - Sept. 10 at 9:30 a.m. Notre Dame College Prep will hold its Annual Mass Honoring First Responders on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 9:30 am at Our Lady’s Grotto on the ND campus at 7655 West Dempster Street. As in years past, all police officers, firefighters, paramedics, nurses, etc. and their families and friends are welcome! First responders are encouraged to wear their uniforms if possible. Many of Notre Dame College Prep’s parents and alumni are first responders. For more information about Notre Dame College Prep, a college preparatory high school for young men, visit

Notre Dame College Prep Reunions All Notre Dame College Prep alumni and especially those from the Classes of 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2005, are celebrating significant anniversaries, and are invited to attend the homecoming games versus Benet Academy on Friday, Sept. 17 at Notre Dame College Prep at 7655 West Dempster Street in Niles. The sophomore game is at 6 p.m. and the varsity game is at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, September 18, the  Class of 1960’s 50th  reunion begins with Mass at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. at Notre Dame College Prep at 7655 West Dempster Street in Niles. The cost of the weekend’s festivities is $85 per person.  The Classes of 1980 (30th) and 1990 (20th) will have their reunions also on Saturday, September 18 and begin with a Mass at 5:30 pm followed by cocktails and dinner at Notre Dame College Prep at 7655 West Dempster Street in Niles. The cost is $40 per person.   For more information, contact Augie Genovesi at 847.779.8649 or The Class of 2000 will hold its 10th reunion at Harry Caray’s Tavern in Wrigleyvilleat 3551 N. Sheffield in Chicago on September 24 and the cost is $50 per person. Contact Paul Tokarz at 847.779.8616 or for details.

Resurrection High School Junior Bandit Lock-In Girls in grades 5-8 are invited to the Resurrection Junior Bandit Lock-In on Friday, September 24, 2010 and Friday, November 19, 2010 from 5pm to 9pm at Resurrection College Prep High School. The cost is $25 per student, per evening. The evenings will feature games, pizza, volleyball, basketball and other activities. Dinner will be provided. For more information or to register, please contact Kathy Johann at 773-775-6616 Ext 145 or Resurrection College Prep High School is a Catholic, Christian college preparatory high school for young women located at 7500 West Talcott Avenue in Chicago. For more information about Resurrection College Prep High School, call 773-775-6616 Ext. 129 or

Parent night at St. John Brefeuf Recently, parents and staff at St. John Brebeuf School came together for our annual Parent Night. The night began in the Parish Ministry Center where all were greeted by school principal, Mrs. Margaret Whitman. We learned about our theme for this year “Team SJB” and some of our school goals for this year. Father Thomas May then spoke to parents and teachers about the importance of attending Mass regularly. Then we heard some inspiring words from Mr. Jerry Cichon, School Board President.

He encouraged all parents to become involved with school and parish activities. We heard more presentations from Mrs. Sue Schoenfeldt from PSA and Mrs. Fatimah Tomas representing the Athletic Board. Finally, Mrs. Libby Ryder and Mrs. Pam Sielski gave us a preview of this year’s Gala event, and invited parents and staff to attend the dinner, dance, and auction fundraising event. Following the presentations in the P.M.C., parents and teachers walked over to our

school building where they were greeted by representatives of various school organizations. Parents attended classroom presentations by homeroom teachers, and walked around the school to meet specials teachers and staff. Many people noticed the new and colorful projects being displayed throughout the school, showing that SJB students are off to a fun and productive start to this school year! A very special thank you goes out to all who helped make this year’s Parent Night a success!


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SEPTEMBER 16 Saint Andrew Life Center’s Memory Neighborhood. At 3 p.m. a celebratory blessing service of St. Andrews Memory Care facility at 7000 N. Newark Ave. in Niles. Service is followed by an open house with refreshments and tours of the facility. Call 847-647-8749 to reserve a space or get more information.

SEPTEMBER 17 Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Calling all stuffed animal friends and dolls! We are having a special sleepover at the Morton Grove Public Library just for you! On Friday at 4 p.m. you will bring your stuffed animal or doll friend to the Library for a bedtime story and a kiss good night.Your stuffed animal or doll will sleep over at the Library and have a fun slumber party full of activities. The next morning at 10 a.m. you will come to pick them up and join us for a light breakfast and a fun slide show of what your friends did during their overnight stay. Registration required; limit 20 children, Age 4 and up. At the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, 847-9654220. Dementia Support Group. From 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Bethany Terrace on 8425 Waukegan Rd. in Morton Grove. Light refreshments will be served and all members of the community are welcome to attend. For more information, call 847-965-8100.

SEPTEMBER 18 Mad Science. At 2 p.m. Grades 3-6. Enjoy hands-on science activities with our resident “Mad Scientist!” Space is limited. Niles Library cardholders register online or by phone beginning the 1st of the month, others register beginning the 5th of the month. Because of materials costs and a waiting list, we require 24 hours notice of cancellation. For more information, go online at www. or call 847- 6631234. Film. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: 2 pm at the Niles Library. The Lonely Hearts Club Band overcomes an evil

plot to strip Heartland, U.S.A. of its love, joy and music. For more information, go online at www. or call 847- 6631234.

SEPTEMBER 19 Lajkonik Ensemble. The Lajkonik, a masquerading Tatar warrior on his horse, became a symbol of Poland’s victory over the Tatar in 1241 and still plays an important role in the Krakowiak, the traditional dance of the people of Kracow. Join us at the Morton Grove Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove at 2 p.m. for a lively music and dance performance of Polish folk dances. 847-965-4220. Beatles Rock Band Tournament. 1:30-4:30 p.m. All ages, no experience necessary! Join us at the Niles Public Library for a sneak preview of the Beatles Art Festival and show off your Fab Four skills in our Beatles Rock Band Tournament. Test your singing, drums and guitar skills with friends and family members on our XBox 360. The winning band will receive special prizes. Everyone who attends will receive a door prize. Refreshment will be served. For more information, go online at or call 847663-1234.

SEPTEMBER 20 Tunes for Teens. Hang out with other teens, play musicrelated games, and listen to your favorite songs at the Morton Grove Library Library at 7 p.m. Bring CDs, your MP3 player, or the titles of your favorite songs (clean lyrics only) that fit the month’s theme: songs from years before you were born.  Film. In recognition of National Deaf Awareness Week: “Through Deaf Eyes” (2007, NR, 117 min.) at 2 p.m. Documentary narrated by Stockard Channing. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, 847-965-4220.

SEPTEMBER 21 Benefits CheckUp. Senior Resource Specialist Sharon Belloff from the Council for Jewish Elderly (CJE) will provide free and confidential Benefits CheckUps, information assistance, and advocacy on issues important to adults age 60 and over, and referrals for younger adults from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Find out about eligibility for

Medicare savings, Medicare Part D subsidy, prescription drugs, energy assistance, property tax assistance, food stamps, subsidized housing, and Social Security; at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, (847) 965-4220. E-mail Computer Lab. From 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Get started using e-mail or get assistance using your existing e-mail. Work at your own pace with the help of an instructor. Keyboarding and mouse skills are required. For more information, go online at or call 847- 663-1234. Booktalk. “Heydays: Great Stories in Chicago Sports” by Christopher Tabbert at 11:30 a.m. Chicago sports fans will enjoy meeting author Christopher Tabbert and reliving some of Chicago’s most famous sports moments. From the cross-town World Series of 1906 to the world champion White Sox of 2005, Tabbert packs a century’s worth of people, teams, and events into his book. Book-signing to follow the program. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, 847-9654220. Film. A Hard Day’s Night. 7 p.m. at the Niles Library.A lively spoof of “Beatlemania” portraying a frantic 36 hours in the lives of the group. For more information, go online at www.nileslibrary. org or call 847- 663-1234.

SEPTEMBER 22 Foreign film. “White = Blanc” (2003,R,92 min.) at 2 p.m.French and Polish with English subtitles Cast: Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, 847-965-4220. Paul McCartney Photographer Jorie Gracen. 7 p.m. Niles’ own Jorie Gracen, photojournalist, author of “Paul McCartney: I Saw Him Standing There,” and host of one of the most popular McCartney news pages on the Internet, will share her experiences with Paul and his many avid fans at the Niles Library. For more information, go online at or call 847- 663-1234.

SEPTEMBER 23 Open Computer Practice Lab. 9 .am – 12 p.m. at the Niles Library. Adults who have

taken one of our computer classes may come in at anytime during the session to practice what you have learned in class. Handouts will be available, along with staff to assist you. For more information, go online at www. or call 847- 6631234. Employment Power Workshop. “All-day Job Seeker Workshop,”from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library, provided by employment coaches from Illinois WorkNet. Bring your own lunch; coffee and water will be provided. (1) Résumé/Cover Letter: expert guidance on writing résumés and cover letters that get results. (2) Job Search techniques: focuses on effective techniques to find jobs in today’s market; includes Internet job search tips and networking strategies. (3) Interviewing: get the guidance and direction needed for interview preparation. Review the common questions and learn effective ways to answer them. Mock interviews will be conducted to practice your newfound skills and reinforce others. For additional information about Illinois WorkNet, call 847-8643530 or go to: www.worknetncc. com. Reading with Rover. At 7 pm, the dogs are back at Niles Library! Share some of your favorite books with a friendly, fuzzy and very patient canine buddy. Grades K+ (beginning to advanced readers) Niles cardholders call 847-663-6622 beginning the 1st of the month, others call beginning the 5th of the month. Saint Andrew Life Center Open House. From 2-6 p.m. Spaghetti dinner and tours of the facility will be held, with entertainment provided by Frank “K” and Company. Cost for dinner is $3, with children under 12 at no charge. Call 847-6478749 for more information and to reserve a space.

SEPTEMBER 24 Feature film. “Billy Elliot”(2001, R, 111 min.) at 2 p.m. Drama, Cast: Julie Walters, Gary Lewis, Jamie Bell. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, 847-965-4220. Knights of Niles Chess Club. Starting at 3:45 p.m. at the Niles Public Library, learn and improve


your skills with Mr. Chris. Must know how to move the pieces. Grades K-8. No registration necessary. For more information, go online at www.nileslibrary. org or call 847- 663-1234.

SEPTEMBER 25 Reptile ruckus. Children will be able to watch, touch, hold, feed and listen to Illinois frogs, toads, salamanders and more at 2 p.m. Each child will get a chance to hold the frogs, from tiny spring peepers to big bullfrogs. You will also meet Blinky, a special and rare gray tree frog. For ages 5-12 at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, 847-965-4220. Family Big-Screen Movies. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid “(PG, 93 minutes) (NR): at 2pm, drop in to the Niles Public Library for a bigscreen movie and a little snack. For more information, go online at or call 847- 663-1234.

SEPTEMBER 26 Beatles Trivia Challenge. From 2-4 p.m. at the Niles Public Library. Test your knowledge of all things Fab Four with Beatles historian and pop culture expert Walter Podrazik. To register or for more information, go online at or call 847- 663-1234. Saint John Brebeuf Milestone Reunion. From 7-11 p.m. SJB welcomes the classes of 2000, 1995, 1990, 1985, 1980, 1975, 1970, and 1965 to celebrate milestone reunions. Cost is $25 per person.For more information, call 847-966-3266.

SEPTEMBER 27 Read to the Rainbow Dogs. Your child can practice reading to a certified therapy dog from the Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy Foundation at 7 p.m. Come in or call to sign up for a turn with one of the dogs. Bring what you want to read or we will have a selection to choose from to read to our four-legged friends. At the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, 847-965-4220.

SEPTEMBER 28 Feature film. “A River Runs Through It” (1992, PG, 124 min.) at 11:30 a.m. Drama, Cast: Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt. Morton Grove Public Library, See CALENDAR, page 26



A Holiday Season (Rosh Hashanah) Cheesecake The festive season has begun very early! Because the Jewish calendar is a lunar one, the dates on which its holidays fall on the common calendar vary from year to year, and Rosh Hashanah, the New Year, is now here: Wednesday, Sept. 8. Since my two older sons were raised in the Jewish faith, I’ve learned a few things about its traditions. One of my favorites is the way the New Year is always welcomed with apples and honey, both a literal and a symbolic way to begin as fruitfully and sweetly as possible. Of course, everywhere, the approach of autumn means apple season, and apple desserts. During my boyhood in Austria, September was the time my mother took my sisters, my brother, and me out picking apples. She saved the most beautiful ones for everyone to enjoy during the winter holidays, laying them down in straw beds in our cool cellar. We didn’t care that we couldn’t eat those perfect apples, because those that were less perfect my mother started turning into all kinds of delicious dishes we could start eating right away. She made stewed apple compote, and baked apples with molasses, and wonderful gnocchi that she tossed with sauteed apples. My favorite of her apple

creations, though, was a version of her moist, rich cheesecake in which she hid, between the cheese mixture and the sweet pastry crust, a layer of apples that she first cooked in a sugar-andbutter caramel sauce as mellow tasting as honey. It’s an easy recipe to prepare. The only equipment you need is a springform pan, available in any kitchen supply or housewares store. And you can make it even more easily if you substitute a store-bought round of pie pastry for the sugar dough crust. We could hardly wait for our mother’s cheesecake to cool enough so that she could slice it neatly. Then, we’d all sit down at the kitchen table and enjoy it with a glass of ice-cold milk. Sometimes, for me at least, the cheesecake and a glass of milk were dinner enough. Now, I realize that some readers celebrating Rosh Hashanah won’t be able to enjoy this dairy dessert after a meal featuring meat, owing to their observance of Jewish dietary laws. But the recipe is so delicious that it’s reason enough for planning a dairy dinner. And it’s certainly worth making to enjoy for breakfast on Rosh Hashanah morning with coffee, tea, or milk. Better still, with both the holiday and apple seasons just beginning, everyone can go on enjoying it through Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Christmas, and the New Year. Happy Rosh Hashanah — and a very happy holiday season to everyone!

CHEESECAKE WITH CARAMELIZED APPLES Makes one 9-inch cheesecake, serves 10 to 12 1/3 recipe Sugar Dough (recipe follows) 1 large organic Granny Smith or Pippin apple 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons heavy cream 2 medium lemons 9 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 large cage-free eggs 1-1/2 cups sour cream Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. On a floured surface, roll the pastry 1/4 inch thick. Using the base of a 9-inch springform pan as a guide, cut a 9-inch circle and fit it into the bottom of the pan. Prick the dough all over with a fork to prevent it from rising, then bake until the pastry is just golden, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Peel, halve, and core the apple and cut into 1/4-inch slices. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat and saute the apple with 3 tablespoons of the sugar. Cook until lightly caramelized but still tender, about 5 minutes.Add the cream and cook until it has been absorbed. Remove from the heat and reserve. Finely grate the zest from the lemons and reserve. Juice the lemons to get 6 tablespoons juice and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and the remaining sugar. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, then add 1 cup of the sour cream and the lemon juice and zest. Arrange the caramelized apple slices over the bottom of the crust in a single layer. Pour the cheese mixture over the apples.Tap the pan gently against the counter to settle the batter. Bake until the sides of the cake are set but the center moves slightly when the pan is shaken gently, about 20 minutes.There should not be any cracks in the top. Stir the remaining sour cream until it is quite liquid. Drizzle over the top of the hot cheesecake and spread as evenly and smoothly as possible. Let cool to room temperature, then chill for several hours up to overnight. Remove the cheesecake from the pan. Cut into wedges and serve immediately. SUGAR DOUGH Makes 2-1/2 pounds 3-1/3 cups pastry flour 3-1/3 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar Pinch salt 1 pound unsalted butter, chilled, cut into small pieces 3 cage-free egg yolks 2 to 3 tablespoons heavy cream In a food processor fitted with the stainless-steel blade, combine the flour, sugar and salt.Add the butter and process until the texture resembles fine meal. In a small bowl, whisk together the yolks and 2 tablespoons of the cream. Scrape into the machine and process until a ball begins to form, using the additional tablespoon of cream, if necessary. Remove the dough from the machine onto a lightly floured surface. Gather together into a ball and divide into 3 equal pieces. Gather each into a ball and press down into a circle. Wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 for at least 1 hour. If not using the other 2 within a few days, wrap in a freezer-proof bag and freeze, thawing in the refrigerator before use. (c) 2010 WOLFGANG PUCK WORLDWIDE, INC. DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.



THE BUGLE SEPTEMBER 9, 2010 1 Aussie’s pals 6 Home of Paris

41 Aid in crime 42 “Golden Boy”

1 Call from the crib 2 Second of Adam’s

33 Bob of the PGA 36 Philosopher

16 __ vera 17 Parking officers 19 Sun

45 No longer here 46 Pageant bands 48 Sets of teeth

5 Sunday speech 6 Return to liquid 7 King of France 8 Made longer ago

47 Delilah’s fella 49 Fishes from a moving boat 51 Tasteless

10 Letters of 1250 14 Higher than 15 Pit

Microsystems language 20 Beer choice 21 West Coast seagull 22 Authorize

25 Garson of “Mrs. Miniver” 26 Mightier

35 Anon’s partner 37 Bartletts 38 In case 39 Supped

You are locked, cocked and ready to rock. Your mind may be traveling a mile a minute, thinking about ways to improve your future. Gather support as well as advice from key figures in the week ahead.

S h r i n k wrap your troubles. Put complaints and concerns aside during the week to come. You will find it easier than usual to achieve cooperation from others by applying some flattery and appreciation.

Treasure the recipe to a secret sauce for success. You might press all the right buttons in the week ahead if you speak in public or make written presentations. Your persuasiveness is a handy tool.

Become a culture connoisseur rather than a couch critic. In the week to come, you might enjoy tasting a few of life’s exotic pleasures and exploring different walks of life through books, movies or travel.

Love’s labor is never lost contrary to whatever Shakespeare said. During this weekend the effort you put forth will be rewarded by appreciation from others. You will have extra energy in the week ahead.

Partner for power. A friend or coworker could turn into a virtual spousal equivalent as you rely more heavily on that person to provide support and advice. Make sound purchases this week.

Put another brick in the wall. You might be building relationships or a career, but in either case you are moving forward slowly but surely. This is a good week to put your people skills to good use.

Pot, kettle, black. Engage in some soulsearching word association before you call someone to task for minor infractions. During the week ahead, you can afford to give everyone the benefit of the doubt.

Red ink is no longer on the rise. You might be feeling more confident about your financial situation in the week ahead. That might tempt you to spend money you don’t have quite yet.

Snap out of it. Your ambition doesn’t have a “sell by” date. Just because you have been frustrated in the past doesn’t mean you are blocked permanently. You can achieve financial security this week.

It is never dull on the cutting edge. Your popularity and flair for networking might earn you recognition in the upcoming week. The bonds formed now will be cemented further by mutual benefits.

Meet and greet to feel complete. The people you meet in the week might change your life in a positive way. You might be the center of attention - which is good for your ego and confidence levels.

50 Make joyful 52 Fury 53 Heart of Dixie

56 PGA member 57 Diamond stat 60 Garr of “Tootsie”

24 __ crying out loud!

30 Journalist Bly 34 John Glenn’s state

dramatist 44 Nathan of “The Birdcage”

61 Local playground,

perhaps 64 The __ Office 65 Depression

migrant 66 Union branch 67 “The __ on the

Floss” 68 Putin’s rejection 69 “Blue __ Shoes”

sons 3 Lug about 4 Adam’s mate

9 Sycophants 10 Big time for batters 11 Talon 12 Sheltered harbor 13 Goneril’s father 18 Combined

23 Chick’s comment 24 Treat a group 25 Lobbed explosive 26 Singular performances 27 Actress Bara 28 Gets up 29 Depravity 31 Toil

Descartes 40 “Casino” star 43 Actress Ward

53 Minute particle 54 Son of Leah and Jacob 55 Asian sea 56 Baudelaire or Rimbaud

57 Track event 58 Upholstery nail 59 Out of work 62 Hurry up! 63 “__ Are My Sunshine”


32 Dunne or Cara

Last Week’s Answers Jumbles: ABIDE JOINT MANIAC EMERGE Answer: She worked as a mattress model because it was a “DREAM” JOB


INSIDE: Niles West boys soccer falls to Downers North, page 14; Dons cross country opens season at Schiller Woods, page 15



Niles North prevails in Skokie Skirmish By Rob Valentin Sports editor

Perhaps the two greatest football players in Niles West history, who both happened to be running backs, stood on the sidelines of arch-rival Niles North and watched the Vikings’ ground game run all over the Wolves last Saturday afternoon. Niles North totaled 358 yards on 45 carries as they knocked off Niles West 24-15 in the ‘Skokie Skirmish’.

FOOTBALL Rashard Mendenhall, the starting running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, was on the Vikings’ sideline and gave them a little pre-game pep talk as well. The reason? Rashard’s older brother, Walter Mendenhall, who bounced around a couple NFL training camps this summer, is the running back coach for Niles North. “Walter is kind of waiting to see if something pops up in the NFL, but he’s been great for us,” said Vikings head coach Scott Smith, who also has the Mendenhall’s former head coach at Niles West, Mark Egofske, on his staff. “His brother was in town and said something to the kids. He just said ‘Don’t take anything for granted. You don’t want to have any regrets. Play every down like it’s you last.’ It was short and sweet.” Rashard’s speech and Walter’s coaching tips must have worked as the Wolves couldn’t stop Niles North’s ground attack. Leading the way for the Vikings was fullback Myron Johnson. The 5-foot 7-inch 215-pound senior may not look like a prototypical running back but he sure ran like one. He finished the game with 152 yards on 15 carries and had three touchdowns including a 72-yarder where he simply outran

the Wolves defense. “I tried my best to put my best effort forth for the team and we came out on top,” said Johnson, who was a lineman at the start of the season last year. “I broke one last week for 50 yards but I never imagined one for over 70 yards. I really have to give credit to my line.” Most of Johnson’s runs came right up the middle of the defense. They were made possible, in part, by the great outside running of Sam Sharples (17 carries, 83 yards) and Oshayne Brown (9 carries, 98 yards). “Walter’s really helped me with my quickness, helped me learn how to hold onto the ball, find the holes and run hard,” Sharples said. “It feels really good to win. We worked hard and this gives us some momentum.” “I never thought in a million years I would be doing what I’m doing, especially on the other side,” said Walter Mendenhall, who ran for 796 yards and 11 touchdowns at Illinois State in 2008. “I’m happy we got the victory.These guys did a good job bouncing back from last week. Myron and Sam ran hard and Oshayne came in and broke some big runs too.” Both teams came into Saturday’s game with a sense or urgency after being outscored by a combined 86-0 in season-opening losses. The game went back and forth early on until Johnson broke loose for the 72-yard score with 2:44 to play in the first quarter. Johnson helped push the lead to 14-0 with a 22-yard run with 4:35 remaining in the second quarter. Niles West responded almost immediately thanks to a 13-yard touchdown run by Levelle Jordan (7 carries, 41 yards) with 3:36 to play in the first half. The Wolves had a short field thanks to a 72yard kickoff return by Santiago Ochoa, who also had a first

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Niles North’s Sam Sharples uses a stiff arm to fend off Niles Wests’ Jake Zuckerman in the Vikings’ 24-15 victory last Saturday afternoon.

quarter interception. The Vikings pushed the lead back up to double digits after a 23-yard field goal by George Neuhaus made it 17-7 with 9:02 left in the third. Niles North

seemingly put the nail in the coffin when Johnson picked up his third touchdown of the day with 1:41 to play in the third for a 24-7 lead. But Niles West made one

last valiant effort as the Vikings threatened to score. The Wolves Hantac Chang picked up a fumble by Niles North inside the Niles See SKIRMISH, page 17



Trojans’ flurry does in Niles West By Rob Valentin Sports editor

Niles West didn’t come to play in the first half of its contest against Downers Grove North in the Lake Park Invite Tuesday night and it cost them dearly. The Trojans put up three goals in a four-minute stretch in the first half and never looked back, cruising to a 3-1 victory at Niles West.

BOYS SOCCER “We came out and lost our cool when the first goal went in,” said Wolves’ junior defenseman Michael Tabar.“We came out and battled in the second half but it just wasn’t enough. They put three quick ones on us and we couldn’t regroup.” The Wolves (2-1-2) looked fine to start the game and had a couple of shots on goal but midway through the half Downers North began to take over. The Trojans (3-0-1) seemingly took a 1-0 lead on a corner kick with 13:10 to play but the goal was disallowed for a push. Niles West had a great chance to take the lead when backup midfielder Pawel Dabek found himself open with the ball in the box.A low strike was headed towards the net but Downers North goalie Matt Paprocki pushed it away at the last moment. The Trojans then started a blitzkrieg of goals. A pair of great throw-ins by Zackary Parik led to goals from Reid Melton and Paul Hogan in a span of a minute and a half. Less than two and a half minutes later Hugo Pacheco found the back of the net on a rebound for a 3-0 Downers North lead with 5:55 left in the first half. “Mentally we didn’t come out prepared in warm-ups,” senior defender Thomas Villamil said. “We didn’t show that we could play with this team.” Villamil wasn’t unsettled by the fact that Downers North is ranked in the top ten by the Chicago Sun-Times but he can’t speak for all his teammates. “Personally, I wasn’t intimidated,” Villamil said. “I know the other veterans weren’t intimidated but we do have a very young team so that could

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Niles West’s Justin Adrada (left) battles Downers Grove South’s Eric Garcia for the ball during the Wlves 3-1 loss Tuesday, Sept. 2.

have been a possibility.” The good news for Niles West is that they came out fighting to start the second half. The Wolves held the Trojans scoreless and picked up a goal of their own when Jaime Zapeda beat a defender and then fired left to the top shelf past a diving Paprocki.

The Wolves almost made it a 3-2 game after Zapeda delivered a fantastic pass to Villamil but a perfect tackle by a Trojans defender deflected the ball just wide of the post. “Coach kind of gave us a speech and we stepped up,” Villamil said.“We had confidence and came out playing strong.”

“We’re going to build off the second half,” Tabar added. “We’re regrouping right now and we’re going to win the next game.” Niles West continues play in the Lake Park Invite when they face Wheaton North at Lake Park East on Thursday. As for the rest of the season, the Wolves have high hopes for

putting together a nice run in the playoffs. “We’re looking to go past regionals and keep winning,” Tabar said. “We’re a possession team.We can’t overpower teams. We’re looking to dominate teams on the field with our brains and skill.”



Dons’ Bastian starts season strong By Rob Valentin Sports editor

Notre Dame kicked off the 2010 season with a good showing at the St. Patrick Invitational Wednesday, September 1 at Schiller Woods in Chicago. Senior Andy Bastian helped lead the Dons by taking 14th place with a time of 16:37.

as team work and team unity, this is a tremendous group. And because of all those things, I don’t know how far they’ll get but they’ll work hard to get there.” The Dons have high hopes for the 2010 campaign.

“Definitely the goal is to get out of regionals and then the goal is to get out of sectionals and get to state as a group,” Jankowski said. “If they keep working hard, hopefully all that stuff will work out right.” “Season wise we want to get

BOYS X-COUNTRY “I thought I did pretty good today,” Bastian said. “I didn’t expect to get in the 16:40’s. I was just going to run a 17:45 or somewhere around there. It was a good race and I felt good with it.” Bastian ran a pretty steady race on the three-mile course that featured a one-mile loop with a steep hill. “For the first mile I was hanging around 20th and I stayed like that for a while,” Bastian said. “Then I gradually moved up in the second mile. I dropped a little bit back at the end but I stayed pretty much in the same spot.” Sophomore Dan Hyde was the second Dons runner across the finish line as he took 35th place with a 17:43. “The first mile I was just trying to keep up with Andy and stay with the front pack,” Hyde said. “The hills were very tiring and I just tried to keep going. “Towards the end of the first mile I felt good so I just tried to take off. The second mile was tough to get through it but when you get to the final lap my goal was just to pick it up.” Seniors Tim Curley (39th, 17:57), Todd Brady (40th, 18:00) and Matt Sommers (43rd, 18:13) also counted for the team score. Senior Drew Hanigan (71st, 21:12) and Pat Lameka (74th, 21:25) were the Dons’ final two runners across the line. “They love each other and they love to work hard,” Notre Dame head coach Mike Jankowski said. “They don’t like to lose to each other and they’re very competitive when it comes to practice and work ethics. “The five seniors are also very good leaders. They take care of our younger guys so just as far

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Notre Dame’s Andy Bastian navigated the three-mile course at Schiller Woods in a time of 16:37, good for 14th place.

our top seven around 16:30,” said Bastian, who wants to be sub-16 by season’s end. “The ultimate goal is to get to state, but we’ll take it one step at a time and see how it goes. We just need to keep working it hard all throughout the year.”

Up next for Notre Dame is a trip down to Peoria to compete in the Peoria Woodruff Invite on Saturday. The race is held at Detweiller Park, which is the same course where the state finals are held.



Maine East can’t dig out of early hole By Rob Valentin Sports Editor

Harlan’s speed and athleticism proved to be too much for Maine East to handle as the Falcons picked up a 36-18 victory Friday night in Park Ridge. Harlan took control from the get-go scoring on the opening drive, recovering an onside kick on the ensuing kickoff and then scoring on that drive for a 12-0 lead with 7:34 remaining in the first quarter.

FOOTBALL Falcons’ quarterback Tashaun Johnson carried the ball 14 times for 177 yards and three touchdowns and completed seven of 10 passes for 81 yards. “We knew last week when we scouted them that they had six or seven guys that had 4.4 or 4.5 (40-yard dash) speed, so we knew it would be hard to contain them,” Blue Demons coach Gabe Corey said.“We worked all week long on trying to swarm them and get good angles of pursuit. We did well with that, we just didn’t tackle. “We gave them too many gifts at the beginning and got in a hole. We had tons of missed tackles in the first half.We got a little better and I thought we outplayed them in the second half.” After the two quick first half scores, Harlan was able to score two more touchdowns for a 24-0 halftime advantage. Maine East came out with some fire in the second half and finally found the end zone on a 19-yard pass from George Zakharia to Xavier Levy with 5:40 left in the third quarter, cutting the lead to 24-6. Maine East then tried an onside kick and recovered. The Blue Demons marched down the field and were poised to score again but the drive stalled inside the Harlan 20-yard line. The Falcons scored touchdowns on its next two possessions to push the lead to 36-6, but Maine East didn’t quit. Andrew Lee raced for a 42-yard touchdown on a reverse with 7:32 to play in the fourth quarter. Lee would score again on a twoyard plunge with 55 seconds left, but it was too little, too late for the Blue Demons.

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Maine East’s Dezi Sloan breaks through Harlan’s line for a big run during the Blue Demons’ 36-18 loss last Friday night.

Lee finished the night with 80 yards on nine carries but it was Dezi Sloan who led the team in rushing. The senior carried 12 times for 85 yards. “The thing is we really need to work on the first half,” Sloan said.“I think we get a little jittery. It was our first home game and there were butterflies in the stomach. We need to work on owning the first half because if we own the first half, we wont have to worry about having to dig ourselves out of the grave.” Lee’s reemergence also bodes well for the Blue Demons. “I was comfortable because I was quarterback last year and know the package,” Lee said.“We have Xavier who is the speed guy and I’m more of a power guy like Dezi Sloan. I think we just ran out of time tonight.”

There were some positives to be taken from Friday night’s loss. “The positive thing for us is that the kids have the fight and will in them to not toss it in,” Corey said. “They play the full 48 minutes, even after they get down. The good thing is that we wont see this much speed on the field for the rest of the year.” “We looked good in the second half,” Sloan added. “If we would have played (the first half) like we did the second half, I think we could have easily won.” The Blue Demons will gear up for a Central Suburban League crossover game against Niles West in Skokie next Friday night. “We’re going to scout them tomorrow,” Corey said. “We have to regroup.” “We’re going to work harder,

train harder and make sure we’re conditioned,” Lee added. “We’ll just come out from the get-go.”

NOTRE DAME The Dons scored early and often against Mount Vernon last Saturday, cruising to a 40-6 victory at J.D. Shields Memorial Stadium in Mt. Vernon. Notre Dame (2-0) scored on its first offensive series thanks to a 60-yard touchdown pass from Tim Whalen to running back Connor Thomas. The Dons defense stepped up next holding Mt. Vernon (0-2) to a three-and-out. Thomas scored another touchdown, this time on a reverse to push the lead to 13-0 and Notre Dame never looked back. The Dons took a 26-0 lead

into halftime after a couple of scores including another Whalen touchdown pass, this time an 11-yarder to Jack Meyer. Notre Dame continued to dominate in the second half, scoring two more touchdowns, one coming on a 55-yard punt return by Jack McAndrews. The Dons’ defense held Mt. Vernon to just 76 rushing yards while Rams quarterback Blake Deaton completed just four of 13 passes for 16 yards. Nick Pieruccini led Notre Dame’s ground attack, rushing for 76 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. The Dons will now get ready to open East Suburban Catholic Conference play this Friday night when they travel to Marist (2-0) for a 7:30 p.m. game.



WWS crushes Maine South on national television By Jeff Davis

Even though he was embarrassed by his team’s play on national TV, Maine South senior offensive lineman Frank Colletti could bear to watch it. In fact, Colletti was planning to go right home and watch the Hawks’ 44-7 loss to host WheatonWarrenville South Friday in a battle of the respective Class 8A and 7A defending state champions and preseason nationally ranked teams that aired live on ESPNU.

FOOTBALL “It’s more embarrassing than tough,” Colletti said. “It’s also exciting that it’s on ESPNU. “(But) I was shocked (by the outcome). It’s millions of people have seen that now. They saw we choked in the red zone. I’m probably going to look at myself,

SKIRMISH Continued from page 13 West 10-yard line and handed it off to Ochoa around the 30, who ran the rest of the way for a touchdown with just 2:32 left in the game. David Galimore ran in the two-point conversion to cut the lead to 24-15. The Wolves recovered the ensuing onside

see me miss a couple blocks and be a little red-faced because so many people saw that. I want to watch it just to get better, to critique myself.” What viewers and the big crowd saw was Maine South (0-2) continue to struggle on offense against a Wheaton South team (2-0) that clicked in all phases of the game. The Hawks fell behind 17-0 by halftime and had committed two of their three turnovers (fumble, 2 interceptions) – all which Wheaton South turned into points behind University of Illinois-bound quarterback Reilly O’Toole (17-for-24 passing, 2 touchdowns, 1 INT). Maine South had only 47 total yards and two first downs in the first half, compared to 182 yards and 14 first downs for the Tigers, who ended with 346 yards. Maine South finished with 186 yards overall (with 76 on one

pass play) but only 31 rushing as it never could establish its running game after netting only six yards on its first four carries. Sophomore Matt Alviti (7 for 10, 114 yards, 2 INTs) and Jimmy Frankos (4 for 8, 41 yards), who continued to alternate at quarterback each series, couldn’t get on track, and that also was the case with the offensive line. “Offensively we just didn’t help ourselves, especially early on,” Maine South coach David Inserra said.“As coaches we have to find some things we can do better and keep coaching. We have to shore things up on front on the offensive line. I think we’re playing hard, I don’t know if we’re playing smart right now.” For the second week in a row, the Hawks squandered a great scoring chance after Maine South’s Patrick Swiszscz pressured O’Toole into an interception by Rocco Marchiori,

who returned the ball 33 yards to the Tigers’ 7. But, on the next play, Wheaton South’s William Daivs’ hit jarred the ball loose from Alviti and the Tigers’ Casey Armbrust recovered the fumble at the 14. The Hawks fumbled the ball away at Schaumburg’s 3-yard line in last week’s 29-17 loss that snapped their 28-game winning streak. “That was a key fumble down there obviously,” Inserra said.“We can’t do that. We’re not a good enough team to make those mistakes.” Wheaton South took advantage with an 86-yard, 13-play scoring drive capped a 1-yard TD run by Matthew Rogers (98 yards, 22 carries, 3 TDs) with 9 minutes, 17 seconds left in the second quarter. The Tigers started their next drive in good field position at the Hawks’ 27 after a 19-yard Maine South punt into the wind. They

scored five plays later when O’Toole hit Ryan Crowe with a perfect 12-yard TD pass. Caleb Bednarz’s interception of a pass deflected off the hands of the Hawks’ Derrick set up Brian Welker’s 32-yard field goal as the first half expired. Any hopes for a Maine South comeback were quickly deflated when the Tigers’ Bednarz returned the second-half kickoff 88 yards to the Hawks’ 7 to set up Rogers’ 3-yard TD. Now the only answers Maine South is seeking is how to fix its problems and put its surprising 0-2 start behind. “(We just have to) keep working, just don’t give up,” Colletti said.“I still believe in the team no matter what. Just keep trying, keep working at things, any flaws we see, try and fix them. Next week’s a new game.” Jeff Davis is the sports editor for

kick but an interception by Sergio Benitez effectively ended the game. “Our defense should have stepped up,” Ochoa said. “We made some mistakes but we have to learn from it and come back Monday, play harder and be more intense.” Niles West, who was without the services of quarterback Seve Loubriel (concussion), will try to bounce back when they host

Maine East in a Central Suburban League crossover on Friday night. Loubriel is expected back for Friday’s game. Maine East is 1-1 after falling to Harlan 36-18 at home last Friday night. “It’s winnable but anything can happen,” Ochoa said. “We thought we were going to come out and beat North and it didn’t happen. You just have to play hard and practice hard. How you

practice is how you’re going to play on Friday night.” Niles North looks to improve to 2-1 when they travel to Evanston on Friday night for a CSL crossover.

The Wildkits are 1-1 on the season after pulling out a thrilling 52-49 victory over Homewood-Flossmoor last Friday night.

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Niles West’s Santiago Ochoa shakes free of a Niles North’s Dan Egan.



Benefits of vegetables, Tai Chi and chocolate Leafy vegetables may lower diabetes risk Increased consumption of green leafy vegetables is associated with lower risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, according to the British Medical Journal. Researchers examined data from six prospective studies that measured individual consumption of fruits and vegetables. The studies also assessed the development of diabetes over a median of 13 years. In the four studies that specifically measured the intake of leafy green vegetables, a 14% reduction in diabetes risk was apparent between the highest and lowest levels of consumption. The authors cite the antioxidant effects of beta-carotene, polyphenols, and vitamin C as possible mechanisms for this effect. Editorialists comment that dietary advice “may be just as beneficial, if not more so, than

prescribing drugs” to patients at risk. Doctor’s Rx: One of the best ways to prevent diabetes, the sixth leading cause of death in the country, is to exercise on a regular basis. Now we have solid evidence that regularly consuming fruits and vegetables as part of your diet can be effective as well.

Tai Chi may benefit fibromyalgia sufferers Recently, a small study discussed in the New England Journal of Medicine showed improvement in overall physical function among fibromyalgia patients using the techniques

of tai chi. The study comprised 66 patients, half of whom used tai chi, with the other half using standard stretching exercises. At 12 weeks, the intervention group had significant improvements in physical function and quality of life. The authors point to the need for longer-term studies among larger populations. Doctor’s Rx: Fibromyalgia is a common disease that causes fatigue, tender points on the body and often a sleep disorder. There are a number of drugs that can help such as Cymbalta or Lyrica. Stretching exercises can also be useful. Now a small study shows that tai chi can help even better than stretching. This seems to be an effective intervention with minimal or no side effects.

Moderate chocolate may lower heart risks Moderate


consumption may lower a woman’s risk for heart failure (HF), according to a study in Circulation. More than 30,000 middle-aged and older Swedish women without histories of diabetes, HF, or heart attacks completed foodfrequency questionnaires and then were followed for roughly 9 years.During that time,1.3% were hospitalized for, or died from, HF. Heart failure is the most common reason for hospitalization at age 60 or older. Compared with women who didn’t eat chocolate, those who consumed one to three servings a month had about a 25% reduction in HF risk, while those who consumed one to two servings a week had a 30% risk reduction. Higher intake did not appear to have a protective effect. The authors point out that chocolate is a good source of flavonoids, which might improve cardiovascular risk factors. However, they note

that chocolate consumed in the U.S. likely contains less cocoa (known to be cardioprotective) than that consumed by women in this study. Doctor’s Rx: Consuming dark chocolate in moderation seems to help high blood pressure and now heart failure. Perhaps a serving of dark chocolate weekly can be beneficial for both disorders. A low salt Mediterranean diet and frequent exercise can be helpful for both high blood pressure and heart failure as well. Milk chocolate is not useful for protecting the heart. Evan Lipkis, M.D., is a physician, author and lecturer based in Glenview, Illinois. The advice contained in this column is for informational purposes only. Readers should consult with their own physician to evaluate any illness or medical condition. Questions or comments may be directed to Dr. Lipkis by contacting him through his web site at:

Occasional cortisone shots unlikely to affect bones Mayo Clinic: Tribune Media Services

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the effects of cortisone injections on bones? Can their use lead to osteoporosis? ANSWER: Some steroid medications have been associated with osteoporosis in certain situations. The steroids found in a cortisone or similar injection, however, are unlikely to have an impact on bones because, after injection, the medication typically doesn’t enter the bloodstream in significant amounts for any length of time. Cortisone is a corticosteroid medication that is very effective at decreasing pain and inflammation in joints and other structures in the body. Cortisone often is used to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, gout, tendinitis or bursitis. Cortisone has proven to be an effective therapy for these and other disorders that cause joint and back pain, often providing symptom relief for weeks or months after injection into the affected joint or area. Research has shown that

corticosteroid medications can cause bone loss and result in osteoporosis if taken orally or intravenously (IV) in high doses or for long periods. Corticosteroids affect the bones primarily by decreasing bone formation but they may also increase the body’s process of breaking down bone (bone resorption) when a person first begins to take the medication. Corticosteroids can also block the intestine’s ability to absorb calcium while speeding up the loss of calcium through the urine, and both can have a negative

effect on bone health. These effects of corticosteroids occur when steroid medication circulates throughout the body in the bloodstream. In contrast, cortisone and similar shots are injected into a joint or into the spine, and the medication typically stays in the area where it is injected. That means little or no absorption of the corticosteroid into the bloodstream and, as a result, little or no effect on bones. It is possible that cortisone could leak slowly out of the injection area and enter the bloodstream

in some patients but this is relatively uncommon. For people with chronic conditions who need to take corticosteroid medications, such as prednisone or dexamethasone, in pill form or through an intravenous infusion that could cause bone loss, drugs are available to help prevent osteoporosis. Medications used to treat osteoporosis have also been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to decrease bone loss in those taking longterm corticosteroid therapy.

But the situations in which people may need to take corticosteroids for decades are quite different from the patient who receives an occasional cortisone injection. If your doctor recommends a steroid injection to decrease joint or back pain, or to treat another condition, you should have the injection. You are likely to obtain benefits from the treatment, and the risk that it will do any harm to your bones is low. - Bart Clarke, M.D., Endocrinology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.



Workplace suffering can result in enlightenment Q. There are so many things wrong with my current job that it would take a book to list them all. I know a lot of people these days are saying it is good for my peace of mind and spiritual development to be in the now. How do you “be in the now” when reality sucks? A. Show me a person that can’t make a list of what is wrong with their life in and out of the workplace and I’ll show you a person who is lying. You can be in the now when reality bites but only if you stop biting back when you disagree with your circumstances. Most of us have considered that reality is not a democracy. Most days we don’t even feel we have a vote on how life is turning out for us. We wake up and are surprised every day at what happens next. However, our debate with reality is about as effective as arguing with gravity when you step out a third floor window. You may not like the results,

but the results will affect you whether you agree or not. The stoic philosopher S e n e c a observed, “The fates lead him who will; him who won’t they drag.” Seneca died in 65 A.D., and the truth at work hasn’t changed much since his time. As professionals, we still have the choice to accept reality and be guided by the truth of a situation, or refuse to see what is going on and be dragged through the situation kicking and screaming. Many of my clients start out believing that if they don’t like some aspect of their workplace situation, they are somehow condoning a problem by not fighting against what they don’t like. Unfortunately, what you don’t like about your workplace is not going to change because

you don’t like it. The martial art of aikido is an excellent model for how to work with what we don’t like at work. Aikido is particularly useful for a smaller person who is fighting a larger foe (how many of us feel at work), as its techniques encourage you to surrender to the attack of your adversary and to use the energy of the attack to move him away from you. After 30 years of helping people navigate the workplace jungle, I’ve noticed insight and judgment just can’t coexist in the same mental space.When we are spending all of time criticizing our current circumstances, it is nearly impossible to think outside the box about how to change our experience. The reason so many current teachers emphasize “being here now” is the now is the only place we have any power. We can bemoan our past and worry about our future but this moment is the only place you can actually do anything to get

what you want. The good news is that, no matter how much we don’t like the current moment, we can still bring all of our physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual resources into creatively solving what makes us mad. Don’t be afraid to use your anger as an ally. Your anger is a finger pointing at what you need to fix. Just remember that the energy of anger is there to energize you to take a risk not to beat people up on the job. If you think your current job sucks, start by making a short list of the things that make you the maddest on the job. Now beside each item, write down how you react. Now for each item write down 10 different ways you could react. Be aware that even Buddha thought life was suffering. We can figure he was just being a pessimist or had a point. If we can use our suffering in the workplace to grow us up and make us more creative, the cost

Those real estate offers truly too good Dear Dave, I’ve been seeing a lot of hand-made signs along the road here in Dallas lately. They say “Seeking real estate investor apprentice –$20,000 a month.” Do you know what this is about? It sounds too good to be true. Jerry Dear Jerry, Of course it’s too good to be true! If someone’s offering a legitimate job making $20,000 a month do you really think they’re going to post it on a hand-made sign next to the road? I think your advertising budget will involve a little more than poster board and a stick if there’s really $20,000 a month involved. Give me a break! It sounds to me like they’re trying to sell a

questionable real estate seminar. A lot of these things are marketed as “real estate boot camps.” The premise is that over the course of a weekend they’ll teach you to buy and sell foreclosure properties. Some of them charge anywhere from $3,000 to $8,000, with the promise that if you follow the “guru” and his advice, then the “guru” will help you by buying the house with you. They’ll furnish the capital! Of course, seldom if ever do they even buy any houses. Anything that sounds too good to be true is too good to be true. It’s not any harder than that. Beverly Sills had it right when she said,“There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going.” Becoming wealthy isn’t easy. It takes lots of hard work, sacrifice and the willingness to live on less than you make. Even the Bible talks about this kind of thing.Proverbs 28:20 says, “A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who hastens to

be rich will not go unpunished.” Remember that, Jerry! Dear Dave, My husband and I have been married for about a year, and in that time we’ve been blessed with several financial gifts from our parents. We keep having this discussion on how to use the money when it’s given to us. He feels like we should use this gift money like found money and have some fun. What do you think? Katie Dear Katie, Unless the giver has very specific thoughts on how they’d like you to use the money, then it’s really up to you guys. I think it’s time someone grew up a little bit and realized it’s not a birthday party when this kind of thing happens. It’s simply money that has come into your household—like a paycheck you’d get on the job, in other words. You don’t go out

and blow $100 or whatever on toys or other fun just because it was handed to you by mom and dad.That’s how a 10-year-old behaves. If there’s something you need, and you agree on it together and choose to buy it as a couple, that’s cool. I’ve got no problem with that. But you guys are just starting out, and you’ve got debts to pay. I’m sure he’s a good guy, but it’s time for him to start acting like an adult about this stuff and work with you on getting your financial lives in order!

Dave Ramsey is a personal money management expert, popular national radio personality and the author of three New York Times bestseller— “­The Total Money Makeover,”“Financial Peace Revisited” and “More Than Enough.” As the host of a nationally syndicated radio program, “The Dave Ramsey Show,” he can be heard daily from 1 to 4 p.m. on WJOL AM1340. For more financial advice, plus special offers to our readers, please visit www.

of a little pain will be worth what we gain.

The Last Word(s) Q. I have a very talented employee who simply won’t step up to the higher visibility projects where she could work with management. What is her reluctance? A. She may have considered that when you soar with the eagles you may get sucked into jet engines and decided to keep a low profile. If you want her to take more risks, you need to reduce her anxiety. (Daneen Skube, Ph.D., executive coach, trainer, therapist and speaker, also appears as the FOX Channel’s “Workplace Guru” each Monday morning. She’s the author of “Interpersonal Edge: Breakthrough Tools for Talking to Anyone, Anywhere, About Anything” (Hay House, 2006). You can contact Dr. Skube at www. or 1420 NW Gilman Blvd., #2845, Issaquah, WA 98027. Sorry, no personal replies.) (c) 2010 INTERPERSONAL EDGE













To understand 401K plan, just focus on the fees If you’ve spent hours analyzing the investment strategies of the mutual funds in your retirement portfolio, here’s some bad news: You could have saved a lot of time just focusing on the fees. A growing body of researchand regulatory trends-points to the fees charged by mutual funds as the most important predictor of success for investors. And expense is an especially big problem confronting investors in workplace retirement accounts. Expenses in 401(k) plans often are higher than investors realize, yet difficult to pin down. But expense is the most important determinant of results. A Morningstar study released earlier this month found that fees trumped even the investment firm’s vaunted star rating system as a predictor of success; low-cost funds reviewed by Morningstar had much better returns than high cost funds across every asset class from 2005 through March 2010. Morningstar found that domestic equity funds with the lowest cost in 2005 returned an annualized 3.35 percent over the time period studied, compared with 2.02 percent for the most expensive group. Likewise, A 2006 report to Congress by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that a onepercentage point increase in fees reduced return over a 20-year period on a typical portfolio by 17 percent. 401(k) plan expenses vary widely between large and small plans. Data from Brightscope. com shows that average 401k total plan cost can vary from an ultra-low 0.20 percent of assets for the largest plans, up to a whopping 5 percent for small plans. Determining actual costs can be very difficult for plan sponsors and investors alike. A wide array of costs are charged to plans for marketing, administrative and asset management; some are explicitly stated in the statements sent to participants, but about half are not.

Author and investment advisor David Loeper has been sounding the alarm bells on this issue for years. In his book “Stop the Retirement Rip-off: How to Avoid Hidden Fees and Keep More of Your Money” (John Wiley & Sons, 2009), he narrates his own quest to understand the fees in his own money management firm’s small 401(k) plan. “I was looking at my own statement, and saw a column of expenses that had nothing but zeros in it. Since I was the plan trustee, I know that was false. So I decided to put myself in the shoes of participants and try to figure out what we are paying. I had to dig up a half dozen documents, and it took me a half hour to see my annual fees really were $1,500, when the statement said ‘zero.’ It’s a complex maze of documents that are not given to you,” he says.“You need to obtain them and have good math skills.” Efforts to force more disclosure of fees to investors via regulation and legislation have been moving slowly. New rules unveiled in July by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will force 401(k) providers to disclose more data-more clearly-to employers so that they can negotiate fees more easily. New rules requiring more clear disclosure of fees to participants by employers also are in the works, but won’t be implemented until next year. Loeper thinks the new DOL regulations on disclosure of fees to plans are a good first step but won’t have a major impact. “There are 600,000 plans in the U.S., and most of them are sponsored by small companies,” he says. “If the employer thinks everyone is happy with the plan and doesn’t have anything to compare against the new fee information, nothing will happen (to get those fees down.)” Recent court decisions are

adding some pressure on plan sponsors to pay more attention to expense and performance. In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in LaRue vs. DeWolff, Boberg and Associates that individuals can sue retirement plans for breaches that affect their personal plan balances. And earlier this summer, a federal court judge ruled that fees in a plan sponsored by West Coast utility Edison International were excessive, and that employees had a right to recover some of the charges. Litigation aside, Loeper recommends that plan participants start by reading the annual summary plan report provided by sponsors, which does provide a picture of administrative expenses above and beyond expense ratios. You can also look up your plan for free on, which has assembled the industry’s most comprehensive database of 401(k) performance, and includes detailed information on fees. If your plan doesn’t stack up, Loeper urges workers to question employers about their plans. “With 9 percent unemployment, I wouldn’t put too much pressure on your employer,” he says. “But you can start a conversation in a simple, positive, proactive manner. Tell your benefits person that you were reviewing your plan and wonder why the plan isn’t using a lower-cost index fund. “If you can get 10 others at work to ask the same kinds of questions, the employer starts to perceive that the positive benefit of having a plan is backfiring, and that they need to start investigating their options to cut costs.” (Mark Miller is the author of “The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security” (John Wiley & Sons/ Bloomberg Press, June 2010). He publishes, featured recently in Money Magazine as one of the best retirement planning sites on the web. Contact: mark@



Obituaries REV. DARIN PAUL BERG, 36 Rev. Darin Paul Berg, 36, of Niles, passed away. Beloved son of Joyce (nee Slottje) and Dan Berg of Champaign, IL. Loving husband of Nicola (nee Ardrey) of Niles. Cherished father of Ella and Lena of Niles. Grandson of Esther Berg of Champaign. Grandson of the late Walter Berg, the late Charles Slottje and the late Aletha Slottje. Brother of Jill (Brent) Kunz. Uncle of Luke and William of River Forest. Son-inlaw of Susan and Dick Ardrey. Brother-in-law of Chris Ardrey. Darin graduated from Illinois State University and received his Masters of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. Darin served as Pastor for the past four years at St. John Lutheran Church in Niles, and previously as the pastor in Stockton, Minnesota. Memorial service was held August 30, 2010 at St. John Lutheran Church.

Arrangements handled by Skaja Terrace Funeral Home. VIRGINIA KING Virginia King, SLW passed away peacefully Saturday, August 28, 2010 after a three year heroic battle with cancer. Sister of Jack (Mary) King and Barbara (Ken) Criger. Aunt of devoted nieces and nephews, especially Ginger (Art) Lorenz. Sr. Virginia (Bernardis) taught at St. Alphonsus School in Prospect Heights, at St.Theresa in Palatine, was principal at Josephinum High School in Chicago and was finance manager at St. Basil/ Visitation Parish and School in Chicago. Services were held August 30, 2010 at Mary Seat of Wisdom Church. Arrangements handled by Skaja Terrace Funeral Home. Interment at All Saints Cemetery. Memorials to Sisters of the Living Word, 800 N. Fernandez Ave., Arlington Hts., IL

60004 appreciated. EUGENE MIETEK, 81 Eugene Mietek, 81, of Niles, passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Lutheran General Hospital.He was born October 14, 1928. Loving husband of Pelagia Mietek of Niles. Cherished father of Marta (Ceazar) Jankowski. Grandfather of Madeline and Ava. Brother of Henryka Wielechowska. Uncle of Izabela (Zbigniew) Mrozinska, Bozena (Janek) Samek, Maryla (Janek) Mankowski and Leszek (Ana ) Wielechowski. Great uncle of Victoria, Adam and Tom. Services were held August 30, 2010 at St. Thecla Church. Arrangements handled by Skaja Terrace Funeral Home. Interment at Maryhill Cemetery. He was a Tool Maker in Tool Production. WALTER SIUTY, 87 Walter Siuty, 87, of DesPlaines,

passed away Sunday, August 20 2010. He was born November 5, 1922. Beloved son of the late Andrzej Siuty and the late Katarzyna Siuty. Loving husband of Maria Siuty of DesPlaines. Cherished father of Walter (Ludwika) Siuty. Grandfather of Chris (Melissa) Siuty. Services were held September 2, 2010 at St. John Brebeuf Church. Arrangements handled by Skaja Terrace Funeral Home. Interment at St. Adalbert Cemetery. He was a Janitor for the School District. BOZENA SZTUKOWSKI, 69 Bozena Sztukowski, 69, of DesPlaines, passed away Monday, August 16, 2010 at Lutheran General Hospital. She was born May 13, 1941. Cherished mother of Andrew Sztukowski of DesPlaines. Grandmother of Zachry and Drew. Sister of Ruta and Rita. Services were

held August 23, 2010 at Holy Trinity Church. Arrangements handled by Skaja Terrace Funeral Home. Interment at St. Adalbert Cemetery. She was the Administrative Director of Polish National Alliance. MINNETTE A. TIEDT, 78 Minnette A. Tiedt, 78, of Niles, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2010. She was born June 24, 1931 in Chicago. Loving wife of the late Richard. Cherished mother of Janet (the late Rudy) Menegon, Benjamin (Diane) Tiedt, Joanne (Roger) Berton and Richard (Sherry) Tiedt. Grandmother of Donna Tiedt, James Tiedt and Kasarah Menegon. Private services were held June 29, 2010 at Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery. Arrangements handled by Simkins Funeral Home. Interment at Chapel Gardens South Cemetery.



Niles Senior Center For a detailed description of programs & activities or to ask about membership or registration requirements, please check the Naturally Active Program Guides or call the Niles Senior Center at 588-8420. Information about the Niles Senior Center can be found on the Village of Niles Website at . Click on “Departments” (upper left), and then Click on “Senior” You can now see what’s new at the Senior Center. Advanced registration is generally required for programs. September/October Registrations. Members Early Registration Forms from the September/August Naturally Active were due at the Center on Friday, September 3rd. Member Walk-in Registrations for programs with openings began Wednesday, Sept. 8th. Non-members may register for any classes and programs at the Niles Senior Center five (5) days prior to an event’s/program’s confirmation due date. For more information about program eligibility, contact one of our program coordinators. Individuals must be a registered member of the Niles Senior Center to receive the member price. Membership application forms are available at the Front Desk, Membership Service Desk, or on-line. 3rd Annual Low Vision Fair, Saturday, Sept. 11 10:00AM – 1:30PM All Ages- All Free Niles Senior Center is hosting this annual, multi-community event. The fair will feature speakers and vendors with the latest technologies to assist individuals with low vision. For more detailed information, contact Dodie Frisbie at the Niles Public Library (847-663-6648). Men’s Club Fall BBQ, Friday, September 10 11:15AM- 3:00PM $13M/$18NM Fall is coming whether we like it or not so we might as well enjoy all that it offers beginning with the annual Fall BBQ. Lunch is prepared by the Men’s Club Chefs and features burgers and brats fresh off the grill with delicious sides. Following lunch, get ready for a blast from the past with comedian -singer Tiffany

Ellen. Reserved SeatingForms are available at the Front Desk. Door Prizes will be awarded. Celebration of Life,Thursday, September 16, 11:30-1:00PM $3M/$4.50NM All cancer survivors are welcome to come and bring a guest. A healthy lunch of fruits, vegetable salad with chicken, and a roll will be served. Following lunch, there will be a demonstration on meditation methods to relieve stress. There will be other thoughtful presentations, as well. Advanced registration is required. Sponsored by the Niles Senior Center Cancer Survivors Group. Flu Vaccination Clinics will beheld at the Niles Senior Center on Tues., Wed., & Thurs, October 5th, 6th, and 7th. Page 14 of the September/October Naturally Active contains the flu shot registration form. Carefully complete the form as directed and return it to the Center by Friday, September 3rd. Walk-in registrations will be accepted beginning Wednesday, September 8th. Vaccinations are available for persons age 9 and over. Individuals on Medicare must bring their Medicare Card on the day of their flu shot for billing purposes. The cost for those not on Medicare is $20. 3rd Annual Variety Show, September 22 & 23 – Singers, Dancers, Comics, Magicians – You Name It- We Want You!!! Niles Senior Center is looking for some talented seniors to help make this year’s Variety Show the best one yet. If you are interested in performing, please contact Kathlyn Williams as soon as possible (847 588-8420) Limited space is available. FREE Programs at the Center – Please register in Advance Free lectures coming up that may interest you are as follows: Monday, September 13: Extended Care Strategies, 2:303:30 Tim Mahon and Harvey Schmidt from John Hancock Insurance are presenting this informative and educational seminar on long-term care services. Bring your questions and family. Monday, September 20,: How to Manage Pain with Meditation 1:30-2:30 Join Dr. Om Jahari for this

lecture. Although meditation has been used for pain management for hundreds of years, it has only recently been recognized as an option for reducing pain. Caregiver Support Available at the Senior Center If you have questions about resources to assist a caregiver or would like to participate in a caregiver support group, please contact Bev Wessels at 847 5888420. Weekly Summer Tuesday Evening Dinner and a Movie 5:00PM - 8:30 PM The evening movie series offers recent releases that that may contain controversial topics. Detailed descriptions of the following scheduled movies can be obtained at the NSC. Cost covers the meal. If you are only interested in the movie, there is no charge.

p.m. on Sunday, October 17. Doors open at 12:30 for this favorite special event of the year.  Included is a meal of grilled bratwurst, German potato salad, corn on the cob (if available), and dessert .... also a keg of beer.  Music will be provided by a 3 piece German band.  Reservations can be made by members according to current registration policy.  There is a $14.00 charge for the party.   MEDICAID SPEND DOWN A program beginning at 1 p.m. on Monday, September 13 will discuss the confusion regarding the spend-down of assets for Medicaid qualifications.  Elder law attorney, John Belconis of Elder and Disability Law Office, Ltd.  will shed light on how the monies can be best spent in order to qualify for Medicaid and the steps needed to be taken.  This presentation is being sponsored by Right At Home, a leader in the home care industry.  Family and friends are welcome to attend.

North Shore Senior Center in Morton Grove The Senior Center, located Center at 6140 Dempster Street, offers programs, activities, and travel opportunities for adults.All programs and membership are operated by North Shore Senior Center based in Northfield. You may register for all programs at the Senior Center or call 847470-5223.

Senior Center Membership Become a member of North Shore Senior Center in Morton Grove (NSSC-MG) and enjoy opportunities to live longer, happier, healthier lives through an array of programs, activities, trips and services. Programs at NSSC in MG are now offered by North Shore Senior Center in Northfield. NSSC in MG Members receive a discount on Tuesday, September 28, Angels all programs, activities, and trips, and Demons (PG13 2009) Hot Program Calendar & Newsletter Dog $2M/$3NM six times per year, information PARK RIDGE HISTORICAL on local, state, and federal issues TOUR Upcoming Tournaments at the A historical tour of Park Ridge affecting seniors, invitations to Center- Advanced registration leaves the Summit of Uptown at special events and presentations, required. Pinochle Tournaments- 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September and discounts on membership $5M/$7.50NM - Friday, October 21 or Wednesday, September 22. at North Shore Senior Center. This tour is part of Park Ridge’s Annual memberships for the 8 12- 4PM Participate in a three-handed 100 year celebration.  There remainder of 2010 are $7 for an tournament. Lunch will be served will be a 1 hour tour followed individual and $12 for a couple/ prior to the game. Refreshments by lunch at Summit.  The tour household. Everyone welcome! and prizes included. Call for is limited to 14 partipants each Call North Shore Senior Center day.  The price is $10.00.  Call the in Morton Grove at 847-470-5223 availability. Center at 847-692-3597 or stop from 9 am to 4 pm or stop by the in to register.  First come, first Senior Center, 6140 Dempster served. Street in Morton Grove, to   become a member. MY KIND OF TOWN TOUR YOGA With an 8:30 a.m. start on The new Yoga session begins at Active Aging Week 2010 Wednesday October 6, the 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday September North Shore Senior Center in Center will visit Polish and 14 and at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday Morton Grove is committed to German areas of Chicago September 16.  The charge is $40 providing opportunities to help escorted by “My Kind of Town for an 8 week class. you to live a longer, happier, Tours.”  Included will be stops at   and healthier life, which is Chicago’s famous Lutz German ACTIVITIES RESUME why we are proud to celebrate Bakery, tour of the St. Alphonsus With the end of summer, many Active Aging Week 2010 from German Church, and a Polish activities that were on hiatas, September 20-26 with a variety buffet lunch.  The menu includes begin again.  Among programs of programs and events for you pierogis, dumplings, roast pork, starting again is the chorus, The to enjoy. NSSC in MG will offer herring, polish sausage, and Choraliers.  They rehearse at health screenings, educational more.  In the afternoon the tour 1 p.m. on Fridays.  No audition programs, brain fitness activities, will experience the magnificent required and all members are social events, and a healthy Polish St. Hyacinth Church and invited to join.  “Book Worms” cooking demonstration. Call the visit a popular Polish bakery.  book discussion has started senior center at 847-470-5223 for Return is about 4 p.m.  Center already.  They meet at 1 p.m on more information and schedule members can make reservations Thursdays in the Center library.  details. according to current policy.  Books are distributed monthly The charge is $70.00 for the for discussion the following Chicago as Commercial tours, lunch, and motorcoach month.  New members are always Crossroads transportation. welcome.  Call the Center and Educator Myra Loris discusses   ask about your favorite activity the five major industries of OCTOBERFEST or how to begin a new one. See LIFESTYLES, page 25 The  Octoberfest starts at 1

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LIFESTYLES Letters to the Editor Continued from page 24 the mid 19th to early 20th centuries. Explore their growth and interdependence, and their role in making Chicago the commercial crossroads of the nation. Also, look at the dynamic personalities of industrial giants such as Armour, McCormick, Field, and Ward who turned Chicago from a backwater town to a global center of commerce in the course of 50 years. Presentation is Monday, September 13 at 1 pm. $5 MG members; $7 non-members. Call 847-470-5223 to register. Clubs and Special Interest Groups The Senior Center in Morton Grove has many clubs and special interest groups that meet weekly, such as bridge, Mah Jongg, canasta, Humanities Treasures, Needlework, Poker, and more. New members are always welcome. Most clubs have a $7 MGSC member and $9 nonmember fee per term. Registration required for all clubs and special interest groups. Health Screenings The Morton Grove Senior Center is expanding its health screenings. Diabetes Screenings will now be held every Tuesday from 9am-10am. Blood Pressure Screening will be held every Tuesday and Friday from 9am11am. Both are free of charge. Cholesterol Screening will be held the first Wednesday of each month. Cost: $10 for residents over age 65.There is a $12 fee for residents under 65 and for nonresidents. Prime Care Resources will be providing the health screenings. Appointments are necessary for cholesterol screening. Call the Morton Grove Senior Center at 847-4705223 for an appointment. Podiatry Screening and Nail Care On the first Tuesday of each month, Dr. Neamand will provide basic foot assessments and nail clipping. Medicare and private insurance is accepted. Residents not covered will be charged a fee of $30.00 Call the Morton Grove Senior Center at 847-470-5223 for an appointment.

A New Library…Do We Really Need It? Before the Library Board pushes us, the residents of Morton Grove, to spend $20 million to construct a new building (and more taxpayer money will likely be needed to furnish and then maintain it); can they please share with the community why they are taking us down this path? I attended a meeting last January where residents were asked to share their thoughts about the Library with a consultant. Many spoke about how much they liked the current facility and questioned spending money on a new one. I did thesis research at our library and never had a problem finding enough reference materials. It is true that we could probably get a bargain now with construction companies, but spending any amount of money on something that you don’t truly “need” is never truly a bargain, is it? I read in the paper that Agnes Quinn, who opposes the “big library” plan, resigned from the Library Board because of “pressure.” Who exactly is pushing this agenda? I certainly hope the opportunity will come up for everyone who will be affected to have an opportunity to have their voices heard. In a village our size, the cost of a $20 million library would average about $1,000 for each and every Morton Grove resident (therefore $4,000 for a family of four). Think about the ramifications for a larger family! If the majority of the community wants to vote for a new library, then let democracy’s voice be heard and its will be done. But we can also use our voices to

send another message… if the answer is “we don’t want it”, we can say “no” on a referendum. And we can elect people to the Library Board who will listen to what the residents are saying about spending our money needlessly in these challenging economic times. Barbara Novick Morton Grove

Freedom of Speech in constitution Dear Editor: Just last night (August 24, 2010) I was personally NOT given the opportunity to speak at a public meeting by the Mayor of Niles, AKA the Village President who was acting on behalf of the Board of Trustee and all of the citizens of the Village of Niles. After consulting with numerous people this morning (August 25, 2010) in reference to the situation, it appears that the Mayor of Niles has won the battle of Freedom of Speech as the Village’s Code of Ordinances, Section 2-58 “Permission required to speak” states “No person not a member of the board of trustees shall address the board of trustees without permission of the president.” Code 1965 Section 2-43. Robert’s Rules of Order procedure and decorum in the simplest definition states that the President does, in fact, preside over the meeting; the village’s code written and approved in 1965 enforces and instills the right of the Village President to allow or disallow any person the right to speak. In the US Constitution,Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression, states “Congress

shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Amendment 1 of the US Constitution was ratified or “approved and sanctioned” formally on December 15, 1791, b the forefathers of our country. Well gentlemen and ladies of Niles, it’s time the Village of Niles should not only start videotaping their meetings (as I’d stated in a letter to the editor to The Bugle after the June 2010 Village of Niles Board of Trustees meeting) but after last night’s denial to speak, the Trustees should also update Division 2 of the Village of Niles Code of Ordinances to reflect the proper procedures that are currently being undertaken at Village Board of Trustees meetings reflective of the 21st century, aka 2010 and no longer that of 1965. The current administration has developed a uniquely convenient procedure where people must sign in to speak on agenda items (this is used for information purposes for meeting minutes). Several people were given the right to speak at last night’s meeting, all appearing to be residents, but alas when it was time for me to speak on Agenda Item #6 “Internal Controls Audit by Selden Fox LLC,” I stood up and started to approach the podium only to be stopped and thus denied the right to speak by the Village President, which according to the PUBLIC COMMENTS section at the end of the Village of Niles agenda

states, “The floor is open for the public to comment on nonagenda items. Members of the public addressing the Board shall be allotted three minutes to present their comments. Please step up to the microphone, state your name, address, and topic you wish to address.” If the Village President would like to utilize his right to refrain someone from speaking at a public meeting, held in public by the public for the public, and thus refrain anyone (let alone a resident or not) from speaking per an ordinance written in 1965 which legally does give him the right and thus local “permission” to allow or disallow the “public to comment,” then Mr. Mayor of Niles, I’d like to request that your administration do a complete overhaul of the Village’s Code of Ordinances to reflect “Resident of Niles” versus “Non-Resident” and in that define the word public in “the floor is open for the public to comment.” Just as the discussion ensued on the definition of “forensic audit” versus “comprehensive audit” during the discussion of the Board’s approval under Agenda Item #6 Internal Controls Audit last night. In retrospect you’ve won this petty battle of the right to speak from a local standpoint and it appears that in the end you may have won this war on speech, so be it. The challenge is still on for open, honest and fair government.You’re the President and both you and your trustees have the inalienable right to choose what’s right or wrong so please do the right thing for the people you represent and do it NOW! Eric M. Poders Morton Grove Resident



CALENDAR Continued from page 9 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, 847-965-4220. Book Discussions. “Crossing to Safety” by Wallace Stegner at 7 p.m. at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, 847-965-4220. In spite of their class and personality differences, two married couples share a close friendship that starts during the Depression and spans several decades. eBay 101: Selling Basics from 7-8:30 p.m. eBay University Instructor Jack Waddick will explain how to sell items on eBay in this free class. This lively session will include real time demonstrations on eBay. com and plenty of time for your questions.To register or for more information, go online at www. or call 847- 6631234.

SEPTEMBER 30 The Facts about Strokes. At 2 p.m. at St. Benedict Nursing at Rehabilitation Center, 6930

W. Touhy Ave. in Niles. Free educational program discussing the latest ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat stroke. Refreshments will be served after the program and all are welcome to attend. For more information or to register, call 847-647-0003 or online at www.saintbenedict.

OCTOBER 2 Introduction to Fly Fishing. Chicago Fly Fishers Club members will host a presentation from 1 to 3 p.m. explaining everything you always wanted to know about fly fishing, and will demonstrate how to tie a “wooly bugger, used for catching all species of fish. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, 847-9654220.

OCTOBER 6 Mother/Daughter Book Group. 7-8 p.m.“The Doll People” by Ann M. Martin Bring your mother (aunt, grandmother, neighbor, older sister, teacher) with you for a discussion of these books. Register to be part of the group and pick up your own free copy of the book at the Youth Services Desk. Refreshments will

be served. For 3rd and 4th grade girls. Limit: 10. At the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, 847-965-4220.

OCTOBER 9 Senior Health and Wellness. Attention senior adults and family members: Come to the Morton Grove Senior Center, 6140 Dempster Street, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to get information about senior adult health, housing, and retirement. You can talk to vendors and service providers, participate in health screenings, pick up literature to take home, and attend one or more seminars. For further information, call the North Shore Senior Center of Morton Grove at 847-470-5223.

OCTOBER 9 TechSavvy Saturday. “Shaking the Family Tree: Tips and Tools for Researching Your Family History,” at 10 a.m. Learn about pedigree charts, family group sheets and other tools to help get you started researching your family history in this introductory workshop. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, 847-965-4220.

Avenue, (847) 965-4220. Meet the “Threetles”. From 2-4 p.m.come join us for a celebration of John Lennon’s Birthday with a very special performance by the amazingly talented Threetles, Eric Howell, Michael Mahler, and Frank Canino. These ‘three cool cats’ will bring their guitars, spirit and love of all things Beatles to the Niles Library “café.” Come sing along with the fabulous Threetles! To register or for more information, go online at or call 847- 663-1234.

OCTOBER 19 Benefits CheckUp. Senior Resource Specialist Sharon Belloff from the Council for Jewish Elderly (CJE) will provide free and confidential Benefits CheckUps, information assistance, and advocacy on issues important to adults age 60 and over, and referrals for younger adults from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Find out about eligibility for Medicare savings, Medicare Part D subsidy, prescription drugs, energy assistance, property tax assistance, food stamps, subsidized housing, and Social Security; at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln

OCTOBER 21 Book Discussions. “The Senator’s Wife” by Sue Miller at 10 a.m. at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, 847-965-4220. The lives of two political wives converge in this dual family drama when two women realize they have more in common than just politics.

OCTOBER 23 Electronics Recycling. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Public Works Service Center, 400 Busse Hwy in Park Ridge. There is a $5 fee per car, but participants will receive a $5 coupon for participating Chamber members. For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 847-825-3121

OCTOBER 26 Book Discussions. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett at 7 p.m. at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, 847-965-4220. While home from college, a young woman gathers the stories of black women in civil rights-era Mississippi.



Military news Joseph J. Gullo has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force after completing the Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering, Wis. ROTC is an educational program designed to provide college students an opportunity to be Air Force officers after completing military study courses and bachelor’s degree requirements at a host college or university. The program is the largest and oldest source of commissioned officers for the Air Force, with a mission to produce and develop highly qualified military leaders and better citizens for America. The officers pursue their Air Force careers in air, space and cyberspace fields and other scientific, technical and administrative professions as leaders helping to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. He is the son of John and Josephine M. Gullo of Park Ridge. The lieutenant is a 2005 graduate of Maine Township High School South. ••• Army Pvt. Leana Serpa has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy,

military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. She is the daughter of Teresita Serpa of Morton Grove. Serpa is a 2008 graduate of Maine East High School. ••• Army National Guard Spec. Sarah A. Sherry has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. She is the daughter of Bonnie Sherry of Niles. Sherry graduated in 2004 from Niles West High School, Skokie, and received a bachelor’s degree in 2008 from Monmouth College. ••• Kenneth G. Johnson has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy. The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year.   The training

Navy Ensign Christopher M. Feldmann, son of Sally J. Guenther of Des Plaines and Manfred Feldmann, of Mundelein along with 1, 000 fellow sailors and Marines on USS New Orleans (LPD-18), home ported in San Diego, Calif. recently embarked on a scheduled three-month deployment in support of Southern Partnership Station (SPS). SPS is a deployment of various specialty platforms to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility in Latin America. The mission’s primary goal is

prepares men and women to meet the rigorous mental and physical challenges experienced by new cadets. Phase one involves personal in-processing, orientation, and training in the fundamentals of being a cadet. Cadet trainees are prepared to adjust from civilian to military life and disciplines, and learn proper wear of the uniform, saluting policies and procedures, drill and ceremony, marching, and living quarters standards. During phase two, cadets train outdoors living in tents while learning to function in field conditions.   Cadets apply and practice team work, cohesion and learn to deal with physically and mentally demanding situations.   They complete the obstacle, confidence, assault, and leadership reaction courses, and participate in a rescue mission termed Operation Warrior. He is the son of Leonard Johnson of Park Ridge. Johnson is a 2009 graduate of Maine South High School. ••• Jesse D. O’Connor has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy.   The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year.  The training prepares men and women to meet the rigorous mental and physical challenges experienced by new cadets. Phase one involves personal in-processing, orientation, and training in the fundamentals of

being a cadet. Cadet trainees are prepared to adjust from civilian to military life and disciplines, and learn proper wear of the uniform, saluting policies and procedures, drill and ceremony, marching, and living quarters standards. During phase two, cadets train outdoors living in tents while learning to function in field conditions.   Cadets apply and practice team work, cohesion and learn to deal with physically and mentally demanding situations.   They complete the obstacle, confidence, assault, and leadership reaction courses, and participate in a rescue mission termed Operation Warrior. He is the son of Thomas and Camille O’Connor of Park Ridge. O’Connor is a 2010 graduate of Maine South High School. ••• Army Pvt. William C. Ami has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.   The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training. During the nine weeks of basic combat training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid skills, and Army history, core values and traditions.  Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experienced use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. The Advanced Individual

information sharing with various navies, coast guards, and civilians services throughout the region. USS New Orleans is a part of Amphibious Squadron FIVE (CPR5). CPR5 prepares and directs expeditionary warfare missions in support of national objectives by employing the combat power of amphibious ships, cruiser-destroyer attack ships and the Marine Corps in the maritime, littoral and inland environments. “The training in which we engaged in will continue

Training course is designed to train infantry soldiers to perform reconnaissance operations; employ, fire and recover antipersonnel and anti-tank mines; locate and neutralize land mines and operate target and sight equipment; operate and maintain communications equipment and radio networks; construct field firing aids for infantry weapons; and perform infantry combat exercises and dismounted battle drills, which includes survival procedures in a nuclear, biological or chemical contaminated area. He is the son of James Ami of Park Ridge. The private is a 2009 graduate of Maine South High School. ••• Air Force Airman 1st Class Luke C. Swanson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio,Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eightweek program that included t r a i n i n g in military discipline and studies, Air Luke Force core Swanson values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Swanson earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Bud Swanson of Morton Grove.

to solidify the foundation for global security and prosperity,” says CPR5 Commodore, Capt. Peter J. Brennan, SPS mission commander. Feldmann is a 2005 graduate of Maine West High School and joined the Navy in October 2009. He is a 2009 graduate of Columbia College Chicago, with a BA degree. For more information on USS New Orleans, please visit www. new-orleans. navy. mil and www. navy. mil




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