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OCTOBER 30, 2013

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L ast year, we had rain as we were getting ready. And we had a thousand people. This year, it was snow. It’s OK. We have this rain or shine. - Bo Mircea, director of Children’s Ministry at First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian welcomes community to sixth ’Trunk ‘n’ Treat’ event story By Nick Reiher | Managing Editor


t was nearly a dark and snowy night as First Presbyterian Church of Joliet prepared for its sixth “Trunk ‘n’ Treat” event. But Bo Mircea, director of Children’s Ministry at First Pres, was only a little worried. PHOTO BY NICK REIHER/MANAGING EDITOR

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Treats handed out by colorfully costumed characters were plentiful at the sixth “Trunk ‘n’ Treat” event at First Presbyterian Church in Joliet.

Mary Ellen Harris, a retired Joliet Police Department account clerk, s become the first $250,000 winner in the new “Hit or Miss” game, according Illinois Lottery officials. “I can’t believe I won the lottery by missing every number,” Harris said of the Sunday, Oct. 13 drawing. While out for her usual morning walk, Harris stopped at the local convenience store, Mickey’s One Stop, 1415 Plainfield Road, Joliet, to buy a lottery ticket. “I’ve played ‘Hit or Miss’ a few times since it started, and I’ve won prizes of $2 and $5,” she said. She put $2 in the lottery self-service machine and pushed the button to select a Hit or Miss Quick Pick ticket. The next morning, Harris walked to the store again, this time to have the clerk check her ticket. “When he told me that I won, I started to cry,” she said. She immediately called her husband David, a retired Joliet Fire Department mechanic, and asked him to come and pick her up. They’ve been married 11 years. Combined, they have five children and eight grandchildren. “They’re all so happy for us,” Harris said, adding she and David have not yet made firm plans for the quarter of a million dollar windfall. “I think we’re still waiting for it to sink in.” Mickey’s One Stop, will receive $2,500, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.




Joliet to implement Quiet Zone on southeast side Railway locomotive horns now prohibited in designated quiet zone intersections Joliet city officials said they are implementing a new 24-hour Quiet Zone in the southeast area of Joliet. The zone is along the Elgin, Joliet, and Eastern Railway line, now owned by Wisconsin

Central Ltd. Railroad and operated by Canadian National Railroad. This Quiet Zone will include the at-grade crossings at Washington Street, Rowell Avenue (south of I-80), Mills Road, Rowell Avenue

(north of Manhattan Road) and Spencer Road (Country Club Road) on the EJ&E Eastern Mainline. They said the Quiet Zone will go into effect at 12:01 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. A Quiet Zone is one or more consecutive at-grade rail-highway crossings where the sounding of locomotive horns is prohibited (except under hazardous conditions).A Quiet Zone can be established at rail-highway crossings if the crossing is deemed safe enough to qualify, or by implementing safety measures that make the crossing safe enough according to qualifications set by the U.S. Department of Transportation risk index. Safety measures that were completed include mountable median barriers with pylons on Rowell Avenue and Spencer Road, and the permanent closure of the Woodruff Road crossing (with a bypass road currently under construction), to allow the area to qualify as a Quiet Zone. The total

construction cost for installing the safety measures for all the Quiet Zones on the EJ&E railways was funded by the Canadian National Railroad at a cost of approximately $300,000.00. Additionally, approximately $2.9 million has been provided by the Canadian National Railroad for the design and construction of the Woodruff

Road bypass. The city had previously implemented two other Quiet Zones on the EJ&E Western Mainline at Essington Road and Division Street, and on the EJ&E Riverline at Theodore Street and Black Road. City officials thanked state Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Joliet, and state Rep. Larry Walsh Jr., D-Elwood, for their cooperation and assistance in implementing this Quiet Zone. For additional questions and clarification on the terms and status of the City of Joliet Quiet Zone, contact the city at 815-7244200.

New Fairmont sidewalks provide safe passage for school children Will County Board members on Oct.24 toured the unincorporated Fairmont neighborhood, located between the City of Lockport and the City of Joliet, to survey the completion of its first sidewalk improvements. The community has been without any sidewalks for its entire 100-year history. “We are excited to now see sidewalks line one street of Fairmont and provide a safe place for children to walk to and from school,” said Board Democratic Caucus Chair Diane Zigrossi, D-Crest Hill, whose district includes Fairmont.“These improvements are a given in most subdivisions in our county. The 2,500 residents of Fairmont have waited long enough to see this concrete poured.” The sidewalk project is several years in the making. In 2010, the county applied for a “Safe Routes to School” grant through the Illinois Department of Transportation and was notified late last year that they would receive funding to install sidewalks to Fairmont School along Green Garden Place. Without sidewalks in their community, students must walk directly on the streets or get a ride to school. There is no bus service available. The approximately 1,000 feet of sidewalk recently poured now provides a safe passage for the school’s 250 to 300 students. “Fairmont faces many challenges, but there are also

great opportunities to help the community improve and move forward,” said Board Member Walter Adamic, D-Joliet, whose district includes Fairmont. “The county has worked proactively to develop a plan with the input and collaboration of community residents and stakeholders, and the sidewalks we see today are an important piece of that vision.” The Fairmont community was first developed in the early 20th Century, primarily to provide workforce housing for industries in Lockport and Joliet. The neighborhood was never fully developed and currently contains a wide variety of homes from various historical periods mixed with vacant, undeveloped lots. Fairmont is one of only a handful of unincorporated tracts in Will County to be classified as an urban area by the county’s long-range plan. As such, no single unit of local government has primary responsibility for the community. “We should leave no community in our county behind,” said Board Speaker Herbert Brooks, Jr., D-Joliet. “Although the issues of governance are complex for Fairmont, we must be deliberate and purposeful in working with all relevant government agencies to bring Fairmont basic infrastructure such as sidewalks, street lights, curbs and gutters on streets, and garbage pickup.” Improvements have become more visible in recent years with the county’s land use department

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and Steve Lazzara,a senior planner for the department, overseeing a coordinated effort by a variety of governmental entities. In 2010, three new bus shelters were installed along Green Garden Place. A community garden came next on a 1,000-square-foot plot of land next to the Fairmont Community Center. With the sidewalk project now complete, the county is looking into addressing drainage issues to alleviate reoccurring flooding problems in the community. In addition, water lines might be extended from the former Joliet Correctional Center’s two wells in order to provide a better source of water for Fairmont’s 850 homes. “The board is very grateful for the hard work of the county’s land use department as well as Lockport Township and our municipal partners,” said Board Member Denise Winfrey, D-Joliet.


CANDY Continued from page 1 But Bo Mircea, director of Children’s Ministry at First Pres, was only a little worried. “Last year, we had rain as we were getting ready,” he said, bundled against a chilly wind in the church’s main parking lot. “And we had a thousand people. This year, it was snow. It’s OK. We have this rain or shine. “And I pray.” Mircea was warmed by the crowds that started coming toward the church on Raynor and Western as the witching hour of 6 p.m. approached. Families, many of them in costume, started pouring in just as the snow showers stopped on Oct. 23. They might have been drawn by the smell of the chili cooked this year by Micah Manore, Director of Youth Ministry. Or the more than 1,000 hot dogs prepared by church volunteers. But there’s a better chance they came to see what kind of candy and other treats they could get from the ghostly decorated trunks of 34 cars in the main lot and the side lot across the street. That’s what “Trunk ‘n’ Treat” is all about: Kids trick or treating at car trunks decorated non-scarily for Halloween. Kristina Wilson had visited with her kids in previous years. This year, she said,


with the kids old enough to visit the venerated vehicles themselves, she decided to give decorating a whirl. As the “Crazy Cat Lady,” Wilson sat herself on a rattan loveseat and did herself up as a “Crazy Cat Lady” would dress. The trunk of her car featured a pet carrier, a fuzzy stuffed kitty and other items to fit the bill. At most trunks, there were games to play, including a fish pond the wind threatened to turn into an ice pond, bag toss, bucket toss using foam bats and hoop shooting. With portable flood lights delaying the encroaching night, the closest thing to a scary demonstration was a Green Bay Packers motif. Davey Saenz, wasn’t sure about the non-scary part. The clown-suited 2-year-old wavered between awe and tears as he shared thoughts of his first “Trunk ‘n’ Treat” with his mom, Lynne, of Shorewood. He and many others had their pictures taken at a booth courtesy of The Shine.FM. Or maybe they stopped by to watch a little “Kung Fu Panda” at the trunk decorated by Emma Sticklen and Yoko Wenberg. “Last year, we did Spiderman,” Sticklen said. “I love Halloween,” Wenberg added, as if she needed to. Mircea and the others at First Pres love it as well. “We really enjoy doing this,” he said. “This is something we do for the community.”



County awaiting union response to ‘best, final offer’ County now wants employees to pay percentage of premium based on a salary scale County awaiting union response to ‘best and final offer’ In contract negotiations Oct. 22, Will County workers represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1028 made what they called a “breakthrough proposal” on health insurance costs. But they said county board representatives refused to consider the proposal and said the board was finished bargaining. One county official said they haven’t heard a response from the union as well. Bruce Tidwell, the county’s Human Resources Director, said Oct. 22 they gave the union their “best and final offer. “Their response was, ‘What does best and final mean?’ And we said we are not able to offer anything more than this.” Tidwell said the county has

moved significantly since the beginning of negotiations, offering step increases, as well as some salary increases. And, he said, the county has lowered its offer on employee contributions to the health insurance plans, as well as allowing employees to phase in some of the increases. County officials have said they have to start asking employees to pay more toward insurance because of the increasing cost of health care. Until now, county employees had paid between 1 and 2 percent of their salaries, pre-tax, toward their chosen health care plan. The county now wants employees to pay a percentage of the premium based on a salary scale:Those earning under $30,000 would pay 4.7 percent toward their health insurance; $30,000 to $50,000 would pay 7.2 percent; and those earning over $50,000 would pay 13.2

percent toward their plan. In all,Tidwell said, the increase will amount to each employee paying an average of 1.2 percent more of their salary toward health insurance. “The union says cost will triple for some employees,” Tidwell said. “They may double or go up one and a half times, but there is no tripling.” Tidwell said the union has not responded to the county’s actual offer, only to its “best and final” comment. Union officials sent out a press release late Oct. 22. “Our union came prepared to make progress toward a fair agreement, with the best interests of our members and all Will County residents foremost in our minds,” said Dave Delrose, AFSCME Local 1028 president. “We presented a proposal to management that made significant movement toward

sharing future cost increases for health care, a proposal we believe offered the framework for a possible settlement. “Regrettably,the county board’s representatives rejected our proposal out of hand, said their last offer was final, and walked away from the table.They refused to move an inch off their demand that workers pay more than $3 million for health insurance—a cost our families simply can’t afford. Management’s refusal to join us in constructive dialogue and failure to make meaningful proposals does a disservice to every Will County resident who counts on the public services that county employees provide.” The meeting came days after county workers voted overwhelmingly to authorize their bargaining committee to call a strike if necessary to achieve a fair contract. AFSCME represents more than 1,200 employees in the county court system, health department, highway department, Sunny Hill Nursing Home, county jail,

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and in the offices of the sheriff, coroner, recorder, assessor, clerk, chief judge, executive and state’s attorney. In addition to keeping health care affordable, union members are seeking a cost-of-living pay increase—their first in four years.

St. Paul’s welcomes new pastor to parish St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and School welcomed new pastor, the Rev. John Klein, to the St. Paul Parish community in August 2013. Father Klein is the seventh pastor to serve at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Klein most recently served for six years as pastor at St.

Charles Borromeo in Bensenville. Previously, he served as Parochial Vicar at St. Michael’s in Wheaton and Visitation Church in Elmhurst. Klein was born in Albuquerque, N.M., but was raised in Arlington Heights, where his parents still reside. He has lived in the

Chicagoland area most of his life. Before being ordained on June 1, 2002, Klein attended the University of Illinois where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Engineering/Computer Science. He worked in the software industry for 12 years before entering the seminary.

Klein is a strong supporter of Catholic Schools, parish Religious Education programs and the education of adult Catholics. “A critical need in every parish is the education of all our people (young, old and everywhere in-between) in the faith; an education that must touch our

hearts and minds so that we can become aware of the Rev. John Klein great love that our heavenly Father has for each of us… as we endeavor to live a life of discipleship,” he said.

Calendar St Peter’s Annual Fruit Sale. The Fellowship Club of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Joliet is conducting their Annual Fruit Sale consisting of Florida Red Grapefruit and Navel Oranges. The prices are as follows: Grapefruit Sampler 8 – 12 pieces $8.50 Navel Sampler 10 – 20 pieces $10.75 Grapefruit Small Box 16 – 24 pieces $17.00 Navel Small Box 20 – 40 pieces $21.50 Grapefruit Large Box 32 – 48 pieces $29.00 Navel Large Box 40 – 80 pieces $35.50 To place your order, or for questions, please call the Church Office, 815-722-3567, ext. 301. Remit checks to St. Peter Fellowship Club, 310 N. Broadway St., Joliet, IL 60435. Payment must be received by Friday, Nov. 15. Fruit will arrive early December, and customers will be notified of the pick-up schedule. Joliet VFW #367 slates pancake breakfasts. VFW #367, Joliet, will hold their monthly pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 10, at 826 Horseshoe Dr. Joliet. The pancake breakfast being held on Nov. 24th will be in conjunction with the Holiday Craft Show which will be held upstairs at the VFW hall.You can have breakfast and do some Holiday shopping at the same time, all before 3 p.m. Tickets are adults $6, seniors and children under 12 are $5 and children under 3 are free. On the menu will be pancakes, eggs to order, sausage, orange juice, coffee and milk. Carryouts are also available.

Lewis University, JJC present Family Curriculum Night. Lewis University and Joliet Junior College’s Teachers of Tomorrow Clubs present Family Curriculum Night at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 on the 2nd floor of De La Salle Hall located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. This two-hour event is open to the public and free of charge with a reservation.Teacher candidates from Lewis University and Joliet Junior College will be facilitating a variety of mathematics, science, social studies and literacy activities, ranging from preschool to 8th grade. Friends, family, children and grandchildren are welcome. Families will also receive resources to use at home. For more information or to make reservations, contact Dr. Erica Kwiatkowski-Egizio, assistant professor of elementary education at Lewis University by email at kwiatker@lewisu. edu or via telephone 815836-5984. When making reservations, include your name, number of attendees, grade levels of children and a contact email address or phone number.



Shorewood sight of crafts fair Tis that time of year. The holidays, the magic, the shopping, and the start of the most wonderful time of year. Drop the remote, hang up the phone, skip the health club and venture on over to the third Annual Shorewood Glen Arts & Crafts Fair. The event is open to the adult

public (no children, no strollers, adults only) on Saturday, Nov. 2 , 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lodge at Shorewood Glen by Del Webb active adult community. After the show, check out our model homes for active adults 50 years of age and better and see what a great house and lifestyle we—and you could enjoy. Items

are made by the DelWebb active adults community. The Lodge is located at 600 Del Webb Blvd, Shorewood Directions to the Lodge: Go 1.5 miles west of Rt. 59 on Jefferson Street; South on Del Webb Blvd.; Pass the Sales Park at Lakeview Lodge on left. Questions? Call 815-730-8530



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The following items were compiled from the official reports of the Joliet Police Department. Appearing in the police blotter does not constitute a finding of guilt, only a court of law can make that determination.

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Cynthia M. Volpi, 52, 1708 Prairie Wind Drive, was arrested at 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at 2306 Route 59 for felony Retail Theft.


Richard D. Woods, 20, 918 Parkwood Drive was arrested at 5:54 p.m. Oct. 17 in the 1400 block of Fairmount for Criminal Trespass to State Supported Land.


Lisa A. Brown, 26, 825 W. Jefferson, was arrested at 3:20 p.m. Oct. 17 in the 200 block of Pine for Possession of a Controlled Substance.


Carlos R. Hinojosa, 25, 631 Cleveland Ave., was arrested at 9:46 p.m. Oct. 17 at Reed and Oneida for Domestic Battery.


John H. Baker, 61, 514 S. Eastern Ave., and Eric D. Walker, 50, 2351 Bicentennial Drive, Crest Hill, were arrested at 9:04 p.m. Oct. 17 at 409 E. Cass for Criminal Trespass


to Real Property. Walker also was arrested for Obstructing Identification.


Stephen Clancy Jr., 34, 2328 Ardaugh Ave., Crest Hill, was arrested at 10:02 p.m. Oct. 17 at Dunmore and Old Castle for Possession of Cannabis.

for Criminal Trespass to Real Property and Reckless Conduct. Sergio Lopez, 21, 112 Stadium, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Ruby and Wilcox for Possession of Cannabis.



M. Grogg, 23, 304 14 Deanna Marble, was arrested at 8:42 p.m. Oct. 18 at 2424 W. Jefferson for Retail Theft.


Jamal L. Harris, 21, 7942 S. Elizabeth, Chicago, was arrested at 7:07 a.m. Oct. 18 at 366 N. Broadway for Domestic Battery.

Carey M. Deanda, 38, 2403 Warmsprings Lane, Naperville, was arrested at 1:02 p.m. Oct. 18 at 400 E. Cass for Liquor on Business Parking Lot. Joshua W. Stroh, 28, 2222 Mason, was arrested at 10:42 p.m. Oct. 18 at 3157 E. Jefferson for Battery.


Jason M. Valy, 35, 1012 Brentwood Drive, was arrested at 11:31 p.m. Oct. 18 at that address for Domestic Battery and Battery.

Randall J. Banks, 26, 501 Campbell, was arrested at 9:03 a.m. Oct. 19 at 206 Madison for Domestic Battery, Aggravated Assault and Obstructing a Peace Officer.

Minerva Villa De Ramirez, 47, and Elizabeth Ramirez, 27, 414 CLAY, were arrested at 3:40 p.m. Oct. 18 at 3340 Mall Loop Drive for Retail Theft.

Eric J. Webb, 37, 714 W. Washington, was arrested at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at 1401 W. Jefferson on an Out Of Town Warrant and for Retail Theft.

McKnight, 56, 419 N. 11 Sisco Bluff, was arrested at 3:46 p.m. Oct. 18 at 3340 Mall Loop Drive for Retail Theft.

R. Webb, 36, 815 18 Jennifer Grove St., Earlville, IL, was arrested at 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at 1401 W. Jefferson for Burglary and on an Out Of Town Warrant.



James Greer, 60, 1 Richards, was arrested at 6:59 p.m. Oct. 18 at 18 Henderson





Christine M. Judeh, 24, 4409 Wood Duck Lane,

Plainfield, was arrested at 10:21 p.m. Oct. 19 at 1850 McDonough for Prostitution. Pedro Duarte, 32, 337 3rd Ave., was arrested at 12:17 a.m. Oct. 19 at that address for Domestic Battery.


S. Thompson, 36, 21 Latoya 2305 W. Jefferson, was arrested at 2:33 p.m. Oct. 19 at 150 W. Washington for Retail Theft. Uriel Rodriguez, 22, 1310 Roth Drive, was arrested at 8:50 a.m. Oct. 20 at that address for Dog Bite.


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Shorewood Trevon S. Gordon, 18, 1449 Pioneer Road, Crest Hill, was arrested at 12:29 a.m. Oct. 12 at Black Road and County Line Road for Unlawful Use of a Weapon.


Michael G. Boege, 21, 521 Parkshore Drive, Shorewood, was arrested at 3:26 a.m. Oct. 12 in the 400 block of Birch Drive for Driving Under the Influence, Reckless Driving, Improper Lane Usage and Too Fast for Conditions.


Aaron L.Nelson,22,32466 S. Butcher Lane, Wilmington, was arrested at 2:52 a.m. Oct. 13 at U.S. Route 52 and Route 59 for Driving Under the Influence and Disobeying a Traffic Control Device.


Martha Ruvalcaba, 20, 557 Ohio, Joliet, was arrested at 10:25 p.m. Oct. 16 at Brookforest Avenue and Capista Drive for No Valid Driver’s License and Speeding.


Stephanie A. Moats, 34, 926 Summit Creek Drive, Shorewood, was arrested at 2:35 p.m. Oct. 18 in the 900 block of Summit Creek Drive on a Will County warrant for Larceny.


David R. Hakala, 26, 310 Birch Drive, Shorewood, was arrested at 5:43 a.m. Oct. 19 in the 300 block of Birch Drive for Domestic Battery.


Stanley C. Nobles, 53, 651 Second Ave., Joliet, was arrested at 1:44 p.m. Oct. 20 at Joliet Inn, 19747 NE Frontage Road, for Criminal Damage to Property and Criminal Trespass to Property.



James J. Mueller, 63, 904 Colonade, Shorewood, was arrested at 5:06 p.m. Oct. 22 in the 900 block of Colonade on a Will County warrant.

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BULLSEYE Community organizations support JTHS archery program Joliet Central High School Physical Education Teacher and Coach James Grzetich is excited to offer new opportunities to students thanks to his recent certification as a Basic Archery

Instructor through the National Archery in the School Program (NASP). Upon certification, Grzetich reached out to community organizations to secure

monetary donations to purchase the equipment necessary to offer archery to high school students as part of the Outdoor Education PE program. Outdoor Education is offered to junior and seniors at Joliet Township High School and has a comprehensive curriculum which includes golf, fishing, hiking, snow shoeing, disc golf, camping and orienteering. Grzetich wanted to add something new to the class and decided to pursue archery after attending a NASP clinic at the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention last year. Joliet Central High School began offering archery in the spring but did not have the Olympic-quality equipment until Grzetich acquired over $2,500 in donations from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources,Whitetails Unlimited, United Bowhunters of Illinois and the Illinois Federation for Outdoor Resources. “Without the generous support of these sponsors, we wouldn’t have all of the equipment necessary to perform archery,” said Grzetich. “With this equipment, the students will have the opportunity to compete in NASP competitions throughout the state and country if they choose to. They will be able to use stateof-the-art equipment and will walk away with a lifelong skill.”

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Across 1 Pink drink, briefly 6 Arson aftermath 9 Hutt crime lord of sci-fi 14 According to 15 Grazing area 16 Light purple 17 O’Neill drama set in Harry Hope’s saloon 20 Tailor’s target 21 Many a Beethoven sonata ender 22 Popeye’s __’ Pea 23 Jabber on and on 24 __ in November 25 Likable prez 27 More than feasts (on) 28 With 30-Across, drama based on ‘70s presidential interviews 30 See 28-Across 32 Aspiring doc’s course 33 Walked alongside one’s master 35 On the Pacific

Down 36 Fertilizable cells 38 “Just __!”: “Be right there!” 40 Drama about Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine 45 “Friendly skies” co. 46 Greatly feared 47 Comstock Lode find 48 Fred of “My Cousin Vinny” 50 Oozed 52 With 54-Across, “Viva La Vida” rock group, and what 17-, 28/30and 40-Across each is? 54 See 52-Across 55 Pottery “pet” 58 Smooth transition 60 Pastoral poem 64 Invisible vibes 65 More than most 66 Wine tasting criterion 67 Quilting parties 68 Corrda cheer 69 Neuter, horsewise

1 Slyly spiteful 2 Irish actor Milo 3 Say what you will 4 Golda of Israel 5 “The Lord of the Rings” baddie 6 Answering the penultimate exam question, say 7 Actor Connery 8 How lovers walk 9 “Jersey Girl” actress, to fans 10 Goals 11 Emulated Mt. St. Helens? 12 With __ breath: expectantly 13 Pains’ partner 18 Answering machine button 19 Journalist Roberts 24 Name, in N”mes 26 Program file suffix 29 Not counterfeit 31 “The Good Earth” mother 32 “Nonsense!” 34 Tractor manufacturer 35 Give __: yank

37 By way of 39 Believability on the street, slangily 41 Driver’s license fig. 42 Threat words 43 Actor Snipes 44 Thought 49 “March Madness” games, informally 51 Sizing up 53 “Whip It” band 54 Like the driven snow 55 Red wine choice, for short 56 Tint 57 Wrath 59 Salon goop 61 Mommy deer 62 Initials on L’Homme fragrance 63 Took the reins


Horoscopes Two heads are better than one. Don’t be too proud to accept assistance from an unlikely source in the week ahead. Don’t be too quick to make decisions or you may have to spend extra time cleaning up the mess later.

Own up to your responsibilities. Don’t pass the buck along to others regarding matters you should be taking care of yourself. Paying careful attention to details this week could prevent mistakes down the road.

Play to win. Allow your competitive nature to take charge by engaging in sporting activities. You’ll fare far better by working hard to strengthen your muscles rather than your mind this week. Hold off on important decisions.

Pace yourself. If you try to get too much done too quickly, you’re likely to make careless mistakes. Prioritize tasks in order of importance in the week ahead. The outlook of friends and family may change.

Look before you leap in the upcoming week. Diving into the water without knowing how deep it is could leave you hurting. The same is true when undertaking new projects without knowing all the facts first.

Rise to the challenge. Cast your doubts by the wayside so that confidence helps you conquer problems in the week ahead. You’re better suited to activities that require the use of brain, not brawn.

If you’re going to lead people, you’d better have someplace to go. Focus on the bigger picture this week. Ensure that activities lead to the ultimate goal rather than simply where your fancies lead you.

Put your talents on display. No matter what you decide to do, do it where someone can see you so you gain notice and respect. In the week ahead, you could start a conversation that yields valuable insights.

Little things mean a lot. A series of small successes could eventually snowball into something much bigger in the week ahead. You can test uncharted waters without fear of repercussions.

It can’t always be party time. Social activities may beckon, but you’re still aware of nagging tasks this week. Take time to set your affairs in order, fix what needs fixing, and get organized.

The more the merrier. Make mundane chores a bit more interesting by enlisting the help of others in the week to come. Save deep thinking for later in the week and tackle routine tasks right away.

He who hesitates is lost. Valuable opportunities may pass you by if you aren’t assertive enough to grab the wheel this week. Act quickly, or by the time you mull things over it will be too late.



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INSIDE: Minooka football season comes to an end, page 12; Mark and Scott make their playoff picks, page 13



JCA turns attention to playoffs By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

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Mike Ivlow and the Hilltoppers are hoping to make a deep run in the playoffs.

Joliet Catholic is clearly going into this weekend’s first-round playoff games with a head of steam. The Hilltoppers picked off Benet’s highly heralded junior quarterback Jack Beneventi three times, forced six turnovers and held the Redwings to 93 yards of total offense while shutting out Benet, 36-0, in the regular season finale at Benedictine University last Friday. JCA also walked away with the East Suburban Catholic Conference championship, going 6-1 in the conference, 8-1 overall. “It’s unbelievable,” head coach Dan Sharp said of the Hilltoppers’ defense. “And it starts with Jake Jaworski, our defensive coordinator, and his staff. They are unbelievable with preparation.They pay such close attention to detail, and our kids are so well prepared, and then our kids come out and execute. They are playing with a lot of confidence.” Danny Weis’ interception of a Beneventi pass in the first quarter led to a 22-yard field goal from Brian Bravo to put JCA up 3-0. The Hilltoppers’ Jackson Shanklin then blocked a punt deep in Benet territory. A Redwing player recovered the loose ball in the end zone, which led to a safety. “Our special teams coordinator, Rick Raasch, put together a great game plan, especially when we kicked into the wind,” Sharp said. “Our kicker executed it perfectly and our guys were always in position.” The first of three Mike Ivlow touchdown runs—this an See JCA, page 16




Minooka roller coaster season comes to a close By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

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Nate Gunn will be back to lead Minooka next season.

It was a tough season for the Minooka football team. On the field, the Indians set themselves up to be prepared for a deep playoff run with nonconference games with Morris and Providence this season. That, coupled with a Southwest Prairie Conference opener with Oswego set the team up with a 1-2 record out of the gate. However, after a win at Plainfield Central appeared to have things going the right way, however, appearances can be deceiving. The Indians (3-6 overall, 2-5 SPC) were going through off the field issues with players leaving the team, namely senior quarterback Shane Briscoe, who platooned with Jake Czerniakowski in Minooka’s two-quarterback system. After a pair of hard-fought losses (37-27 to Plainfield East, and 41-37 to Plainfield South), the Indians were blanked 44-0 at Oswego East, which officially eliminated them from the playoffs and the team could have easily given up. Instead, the Indians defeated Plainfield North 52-25, spoiling any chance the Tigers had of making the postseason. “That is a credit to the kids and the coaching staff,” said Minooka coach Paul Forsythe. “The guys wanted to come out here and compete. We wanted to come out and finish strong. We couldn’t control our fate, but we could control coming out and competing and it is a credit to those guys that they did that. I thought the seniors could have packed it up and they didn’t. They came out and played hard and were extremely physical.” The Indians competed, attempting to stop Romeoville, who was looking to turn around a 0-9 2012 season and make the playoffs for the first time in 11 years. Minooka battled, but the Spartans came out with the 3421 win. Romeoville’s playoff advancement means that all six See MINOOKA, page 16


With 11 teams in the Voyager Media coverage area in the playoffs, there is a lot of excitement in the area. Here are some things to look for in each division.

CLASS 5A Team to beat Scott: No. 1 Montini (9-0). Obvious pick here as the twotime defending champs. Mark: I have to go with Scott here, until they are knocked off they are the champs.

Sleeper team Scott: No. 6 Lincoln-Way West (8-1): In a loaded top half of the bracket, the Warriors have about the best possible draw. A meeting with a Catholic power in the semis could be in store. Mark: Sycamore (9-0): I know, how can a 9-0 team be a sleeper, right? When you are in a bracket with Montini, JCA, Kaneland and Springfield SHG you can fall through the cracks. Well, don’t sleep on the Spartans.

Pick Scott: Montini. I will ride them until they lose.

Mark: Sacred Heart-Griffin. I am taking SHG here because I believe whoever gets out of the other bracket will be beat up.

No. 4 JCA (8-1) outlook Scott: Not an easy draw for the Hilltoppers after an opening round cakewalk past Englewood. Kaneland and Montini are both in their quadrant and even if they get past that gauntlet two more good teams await. Could lose to Montini or win state. Mark: Scott said it all – tough draw for JCA and will take a lot for them to get through the bracket. The Hillmen will have to rely on a ball control offense and control the clock if they are going to win.

CLASS 6A Team to beat Scott: No. 1 Boylan (90): Building a dynasty in the Rockford area with two-time state champs (2010-2011) and lone unbeaten in class. Mark: Crete-Monee (8-1): Another talented Crete team will be a tough team to knock

out of the playoffs this year.

Sleeper Scott: No. 6 East St. Louis (6-3): I’m sorry but I don’t care how good they are this year, they are dangerous. Mark: Providence Catholic (5-4): The Celtics already began their playoffs, beating Brother Rice in a win or go home game last week.With 54 playoff points, Providence is tied with Montini for most in the state. I said Crete will be a tough team to get out of the playoffs and the Celtics are just the team that can do it.

Pick Scott: Boylan.Them and CreteMonee in title game. Mark: Providence. I’m going to take my sleeper to the bank. One of the most battle tested team in the state, the Celtics have a solid running game and a few stud athletes. If not the Celtics, I think the winner will come from their neighbors in Frankfort in Lincoln-Way North.

No. 6 Romeoville (5-4) outlook Scott: First playoff appearance


in 11 years for the Spartans and I like their draw with Rich Central (8-1). Will be lots of athletes on the field and a toss-up. Will be tough to beat Lincoln-Way North in second round. Mark: Like JCA, Romeoville will have to control the football and keep the electric Rich Central offense off the field.

CLASS 7A Team to beat Scott: No. 3 Glenbard West (81): Always a dangerous team. Mark: Glenbard West is one of the top teams in the state again.

Sleeper Scott: No. 6 Plainfield East (6-3): I’m going to go out on a limb with this pick.The Bengals, in their first-ever playoff appearance, are coming off a 38-0 loss which makes this pick scary. However, if they play the way they have earlier this season, are a very dangerous team. Lincoln-Way East has beaten ONE playoff team all year, and beat non-playoff teams Carmel, Lincoln-Way Central and Joliet West by 10 points or less. Southern schools would


likely make up their next two games, which gives them some hope before a Catholic school in the semis. Mark: Wheaton Warrenville South (7-2): The Tigers lost two games and are in a tough DuPage Valley Conference and will be ready of the playoffs. A No. 5 seed, they face No. 4 See POINT, page 15




Indians claim regional title Minooka claimed the Joliet Central soccer Regional title with a 2-1 win over Normal Community after a 4-3 advantage in penalty kicks. • After winning the regional opener 2-0 over Sheppard, Lockport fell 2-1 to Marist in the Bolingbrook Regional final.

GIRLS TENNIS Joliet Catholic Academy’s doubles team of McCoy Hutchinson and Maddie Bauer went 2-2 at the state meet. They opened with a win over Centralia before losing in round two, winning in their first consolation match and then being eliminated by Deerfield. On the singles side, Nina Bertino went 1-2, with her win coming between a pair of losses. • Lockport’s doubles team of Hailey Bruining and Brittney Kupiec beat Ottawa in round one before two losses. Hana Khatib and Jennifer Lee and Tomi Jo Mansel both went


BOYS XC • Joliet Central was second and Joliet West was fifth at the Andrew Regional, both advancing to sectionals as a team. For the Steelmen, Raul Rosendo was fourth overall in 15:37, while Salvador (11th, 16:06), Vince Moreno (18th, 16:17), Jose Aguilera (25th, 16:37) and Caleb Hannah (26th, 16:43) scored. The Tigers were paced by Dan Treasure (15th, 16:15), Malcohm Hill (21st, 16:30), Sebastian Arroyo (27th, 16:44) Dylan Dearduff (31st, 17:00) and Theo Prieboy (32nd, 17:01). • Minooka traveled to Normal and advanced as a team with a third-place showing. Junior Gabe Ceballos was second overall in the race in 15:43. Soren Knudsen (9th, 16:12), Henry Bugajski (14th, 16:25), Miguel Lomeli (16th,

16:29) and Ben Ubert (20th, 16:39). • Will Giroux paced Lockport with a seventh-place finish in 15:55 as the Porters claimed the seventh and final team spot. Also scoring were Kristian Hernandez (19th, 16:30), Chris Fojtik (27th, 16:40), Mark Diamond (35th, 17:02 and Vincent Ceropski (36th, 17:03).

GIRLS XC Lockport won the Plainfield South Regional, while Morgan Bollinger was the medalist in 18:19. She was followed by Karlee Stortz (4th, 18:44), Taylor Latta (7th, 18:48), Emmie Hahn (8th, 18:49) and Aubrey Elwood (12th, 19:12) also scored. “It feels good,” Bollinger said. “I wasn’t sure going in how I was going to do. In my mind I was thinking to be mentally See ROUNDUP, page 15

Sports POINT Continued from page 13 Dunbar to open. I’m not sold on public league teams and a win could spark a team like WWS that has a winning tradition.


teams in the state in Mt. Carmel and without a real running game, the Redwings will struggle to win. • Plainfield East: I have no doubt the Bengals can beat Lincoln-Way East after seeing the Griffins this year. They are not the same Griffins team as before and are beatable.


Scott: No. 2 Mt. Carmel (8-1): This is where I normally pick the Hilltoppers, but I think the Caravan will be riding off into the sunset in DeKalb. Mark: Glenbard West (8-1): While I really agree with Scott that Mt. Carmel should win this bracket, for the sake of making a different pick, I’ll take West.

Team to beat

How our teams will fare


Scott: No. 8 Downers North (5-4) has a great first round draw with Whitney Young. The Trojans will have to recapture last year’s magic to beat Wheaton Warrenville South in the next round. •No. 7 Benet (6-3) got punished with three losses down the stretch and will face Mt. Carmel. Hard to image it beating the Caravan and St. Rita in back-to-back weeks. •Plainfield East (see above). Mark: Like I said I don’t trust many public league teams and Downers North gets Whitney Young for a week one upset win. • Benet draws one of the top

ROUNDUP Continued from page 14 tough and win if it was a possibility. • Minooka claimed the girls title at Normal. Mackenzie Callahan won the race in 18:07. Also scoring were Ashely Tutt (2nd, 18:07), Caleigh Beverly (5th, 18:23), Morgan Crouch (6th, 18:28) and Kaityln Chetney (7th, 18:40). • At Andrew, Joliet West was second behind Charlotte Youell (5th, 19:11), Courtney Rubino (11th, 19:52), Kiersten Perry (13th, 20:13), Lupe Diaz (14th, 20:13) and Sarah Schalk (18th, 20:35). • Central was paced by Bryane Moreno, who was 16th in 20:23, while Marleny Guzman (28th, 21:07), Mayte Perez (29th, 21:18), Brittany Zavala (30th, 21:23) and Laisha Corona (32nd, 21:24). Scott Taylor contributed

Scott: No. 1 Bolingbrook (90): Only unbeaten team in class looks for second title in three years. Mark: Loyola (8-1): The No. 1 ranked team in the state most of the season slipped after a loss last week but still a tough team. Scott: No. 7 Naperville Central (6-3): I don’t trust H-F, which could lead to a third round game

with Neuqua. Mark: No. 8 Marist (6-3): A tough three-loss team, Marist has lost to JCA, St. Rita and Note Dame, all playoff teams. Marist has a lot of weapons and could make a run if it gets hot at the right time.

Pick Scott: Bolingbrook. Defense wins championships. That will be put to the test for sure, but I see the Raiders being tough to score on and they have enough offense to put up some points. Mark: I have made my point clear about not wanting to agree with Scott here, but in this case, I have to. I agree fully here that the Raider defense is just too good.

How our teams will fare Scott: No. 9 Notre Dame (6-3) has a winnable game at Fremd,

THE BUGLE/SENTINEL OCTOBER 30, 2013 but a tough game at Loyola second round. The Dons will have to get back on track and play their best game of the season to get Maine South. •No. 12 Niles West (6-3) gets No. 5 Maine South (7-2) in the lone battle of Voyager teams. The Hawks of Maine South cruised to a win earlier this year and should have a showdown with Loyola in the quarters a win there and state is within reach. •Bolingbrook (see above). •No. 9 Plainfield South (6-3) has a tough game with 6-3 Marist, but it is winnable. However, we’ve seen the Cougars the past two years against Bolingbrook and neither year was pretty. •No. 10 Downers South returns to the playoffs and is in a good bracket. The Mustangs could lose in the first round to Naperville Central or make a run to the quarters.


Mark: Notre Dame jumps all the way up to Class 8A and will see the difference in week 2 against Loyola. • While it is tough to beat a team twice in the season, I think Maine South will do that against Niles West. It is unfortunate when two league teams have to face off in the first round. • Plainfield South and Marist should be like a video game. Neither team plays great ball control, but both can hit big plays all day. The winner gets the Brook where big plays are just not an option. • The Raiders feature one of, if not the, best defense in the state and that will take them to the title. • Downers South could beat the No. 7 seed Naperville Central, but I am sold on H-F’s team speed and think the Mustangs would have their hands full.



JCA Continued from page 11 11-yarder—increased JCA’s lead to 12-0 at 8:55 of the second quarter. Xavier Hernandez’s sack of Beneventi caused the Benet quarterback to fumble, which was recovered by Kevin Jensen. JCA drove to Benet’s 5-yard line but couldn’t punch it in, so Bravo kicked another 22-yard field goal and the Hilltoppers led, 15-0. Junior defensive back Brandon Bolek ended the half by

MINOOKA Continued from page 12 of Minooka’s losses came at the hands of teams that made the IHSA postseason this year. Minooka running back Nate Gunn capped a successful


intercepting Beneventi—one of two picks he had on the night. “This is a heck of an offense to shut down, especially with their quarterback whose one of the top in the country,” Sharp said. “The fact that we were able to play and get pressure on him and then have our coverage go so well. It’s great that our linemen were able to get pressure on him with four guys and then our guys covered extremely well.” Ivlow (22 carries, 139 yards) found the end zone from 20 yards away with 8:12 to go in the third quarter, giving JCA a

22-0 lead. Benet then fumbled the ensuing kickoff, which was recovered by Peter Riccolo. That set up an 11-yard TD run by Ivlow, who left the game shortly thereafter and didn’t return. Ivlow appeared to be hobbling along the sidelines, but the senior said he’s fine. “We’ve got to get ready for the playoffs,” said Ivlow, who surpassed 2,000 yards rushing for the season with his performance Friday night.“This whole season, we’ve battled through injuries, but we just sat me out and that’s

what everybody’s doing. We’ve got to get healthy for week one.” JCA, the No. 4 seed in the upper bracket of the Class 5A playoffs, host 13th-seeded Chicago Urban Prep Charter/ Englewood (6-3) this weekend. Junior running back Nick Borgra, who churned out 102 of his 118 yards in the third quarter alone, said the team is upbeat heading into the postseason. “We’re feeling great,” said Borgra, who closed the scoring vs. Benet with a 3-yard TD run in the final period. “Everyone’s

upbeat; we’re all positive. We’re feeling good and we just want to continue what we’re doing and hopefully get ourselves a championship. “We’re all ready, we’re all focused, we’re not going to get ahead of ourselves, we’re just going to stay humble and hopefully continue doing a good job.” “Things are feeling really good, and hopefully we’re starting to get healthy,” Sharp added.“We’ve had a lot of injuries during the year.”

season rushing for 184 yards and two touchdowns, while Czerniakowski added the other score. “They played well and we made some mistakes,” Forsythe said. “If you take away the mistakes and the spots they happened on the field and the game is a lot different. But, (Romeoville

coach) Jeff’s (Kuna) kids played well, they didn’t make mistakes and they played hard and that is a credit to them. They played well this year.” All season, the Indians had a hard time stopping opponents. In their six losses, they allowed an average of 39 points per game.

“When you struggle on one side of the ball, it’s tough, and we have obviously have struggled on the defensive side of the ball this year,” Forsythe said.“We tried to make some changes and do some things and the kids responded well, but it was almost too little, too late.” One of those moves was

placing players on both sides of the ball, such as Gunn, who is one of the key players returning next season. “He has played hard for us and has played defense for us the last few weeks. He is a competitor. When he is on the field, he wants to compete,” Forsythe said. “That is what we want in the kids. We want kids where every snap means something and that is what he brought to the table.” There are other players Forsythe said have stepped up this season. “We have had some young guys emerge as leaders here,”Forsythe said. “James Lang, Nathan Gunn, Jeff Klank, Brad Daniels.We have some guys we can build around. In the past when we were good, (the leaders) have to hold guys accountable. If it has to come from a coach a lot, you are probably wasting your breath.”



Hawks, Wolves to meet in first round By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

Three weeks ago, Maine South and Niles West clashed in a CSL South game. At that time, the Wolves were sitting on top of a 6-0 record, while the Hawks entered the contest 4-2. Maine South handed the Wolves their first loss of the year, 35-20, and since then, the two clubs have been heading in opposite directions. The Hawks rolled on to their 13th consecutive CSL South championship, while the Wolves dropped three in a row to end the regular season. This weekend, they meet again in the first round of the Class 8A playoffs as the Hawks play host to the Wolves. Maine South (7-2) is the fifth seed in the 8A upper bracket, and Niles West (6-3) is seeded No. 12. Maine South has won seven straight since falling to fourtime defending Class 5A state champion Montini in the seasonopener, and then to Wheaton Warrenville South in Week 2. Both Montini and WWS are among the favorites to win the 5A and 7A crowns, respectively. The Hawks, who disposed of Waukegan, 40-14, in their final regular-season game last Friday night, have been relying offensively on their ground game most of the year with senior Clay Burdelik and junior Justin Fahey leading the charge. Lately, however,sophomore quarterback Brian Collis, who took over as the starter earlier this season, has been getting into a groove. Collis threw for over 200

yards during the first half of the Waukegan game, and has a nice stable of wideouts to choose from, including senior George Sajenko and juniors Vinny Labus, Tommy Bazarek and George Sargeant. Despite losing 30-20, Niles West played better last Friday against playoff-bound Glenbrook South—certainly better than its performance in Week 8 when New Trier pounded the Wolves, 36-7. Junior quarterback Tommy Galanopoulos threw for over 200 yards and two touchdowns vs. the 7-2 Titans and ran for a 2-yard score. He’s considered to be one of the best quarterbacks in the conference. The Hawks will have to watch out again for senior Andrew Mihulet, the Wolves’ two-way threat who intercepted three passes and also ran back a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown in their loss to Maine South.


The amount of Voyager Media teams which have qualified for the IHSA state playoffs

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Niles West’s Nick Johnson is tackled by Maine South’s Vinny Labus in an earlier meeting this year.



News obituary

Friends remember building official By Nick Reiher Managing Editor

Will County Board Member Denise Winfrey said she’ll miss Mel Rull, not only as a comrade in working to improve the county’s infrastructure, but as a friend. “I’ve known Mel for a long time,” she said. “I’d stop by Milano Bakery every morning to get my coffee, and his daughter worked there. So I would see him a lot, and we would chat. He was a wonderful man.” Rull’s daughter ultimately wound up marrying the boss, Mario DeBenedetti III. Rull, 83, died Oct. 21 following complications from pneumonia. He had been director of the Will County Public Building Commission for 21 years. The commission is responsible for financing largescale public works jobs, such as the expansion of the Will County Jail and the construction

H e was wo n d erfu l . S o k n owl ed g e a bl e. We wi ll m is s t h at k n owl ed g e as we g o f o rwa r d wit h o u r c a pita l i m prove m en t pl a n s.

- Will County Board Member Denise Winfrey of the county’s juvenile jail on McDonough Street in Joliet. “It was supposed to be a short-term job,” said County Board Republican Caucus Chair Jim Moustis, R-Frankfort, a member of the public building commission. “He had worked for the phone company. He was a great public employee. Very knowledgeable. “ Rull had been more visible during the past year as Will County worked with the City of Joliet on a wide-ranging capital plan that ultimately will include a new Laraway Road campus for the Sheriff’s Department and a new courthouse. “Mel was a valuable partner in promoting projects that benefitted both the City of

Joliet and the County of Will,” said Joliet City Manager Tom Thanas. Winfrey,as chair of the County Board’s Capital Improvements Committee for half a year, has had the chance to work closely with her old friend. “He was wonderful,” she said. “So knowledgeable. We will miss that knowledge as we go forward with our capital improvement plans.” Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Road, Joliet. Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1910 Black Road, Joliet.

Business & Real Estate



Accurate expectations generate job satisfaction Q. I’ve been in my industry for 15 years and am really unhappy about where I am in my career. I look around and see people who started out with me doing much better. I figure I must be making mistakes that they aren’t. I spend a lot of time at work trying to figure out why I’m not at the top of my industry. How can I stop being so miserable? A.You can stop being so miserable by realizing that other people’s jobs are a lot like other people’s marriages; you really can’t know the actual experience of other people from the outside looking in. Most of the clients I talk to

in the middle of their careers are miserable not because of what they have accomplished but because of what they believe they should have accomplished. When we compare where we are and who we are to our ideals, all of us feel inadequate. Ambition is a fine attribute when we are inspired to take intelligent risks and make difficult changes in how we operate.When your ambition gets you to have honest conversations with your management about what you need to learn or do to get ahead, bravo! If instead of focusing on your next goal, you focus on your global sense of inadequacy,

your ambition is a hindrance and not a help. Quit focusing your attention on the 5 percent of people in your industry who are the tiny minority. Realize that they may have had multiple advantages you cannot access.They may be related to people who promoted them, they may be married to people who helped them, and they may have had blind dumb luck to be in the perfect place at the perfect time. All your explanations at present for your current career conditions are about you “screwing up” and not that the exceptional 5 percent may have had opportunities you didn’t. The power you do have is to look at the majority of people in your industry and see where

you’d like to go.Then to meet with your boss, evaluate your job, and see what you can do right now to better your future. We all tend to believe the grass is greener on the other side. Unfortunately, that prevents us from growing where we are planted because we stop seeing the opportunities right in front of us. Blaming ourselves is equally useless.Whether we actually made mistakes in the past or just believe we’ve made mistakes, the critical decision is to be more

interested in fixing our present than ruminating about our history.

The last word(s) Q. Is there any good technique to avoid getting to the point where I want to smack some of my coworkers? I am so tired of telling them things I consider obvious! A.Yes, use your irritation to immediately speak up when you see a coworker setting up a problem. Don’t wait until you are ready to blow your top.











use whatever mixture of nuts you want, and sprinkle with shredded coconut for a festive touch.

Most people limit their culinary creativity at Halloween to deciding what assortment of prepackaged candies they’ll offer to the little action heroes, fairy princesses and monsters who show up at the door yelling, “Trick or treat!” But, as much fun as that might be, I also like to make special little Halloween treats for my sons and their friends, as well as the grownups who might accompany them to our house. It doesn’t have to be anything complicated. Some years, I’ll just make a batch of basic sugar cookie dough, roll it out, and then use cutters in Halloween-themed shapes like ghosts, skulls, jack-o’lanterns, bats and witches’ hats to create individual cookies. I’ll bake the cookies in advance and, before people come over, prepare simple icings (or put out store-bought ones) in appropriate colors like orange, black, red, green and white. Then, when everyone arrives, young and older people alike have great fun decorating their own

cookies. I also might prepare a slightly more sophisticated treat for people to enjoy. One of my favorites is little tartlets filled with a mixture of crunchy nuts bound together in a thick, sweet mixture of corn syrup, brown sugar and eggs, all topped with golden-brown shredded coconut. The result is reminiscent of a great pecan pie, but with more variety, a little more richness to balance the sweetness, and a fun touch of tropical flavor from the coconut. The tarts themselves take just a few minutes to assemble and less than an hour to bake. Once they’ve cooled and you’ve unmolded them, they store well for a few days in an airtight container. So don’t be scared. Give this great recipe a try. I bet you’ll like it so much that you’ll start coming up with your own variations. Use whatever mixture of nuts you like and maybe even sprinkle in some chocolate chips before spooning in the corn syrup mixture. Go on making and enjoying this special treat throughout the holiday season to come. (c) 2013 WOLFGANG PUCK WORLDWIDE, INC. DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY, LLC.

INDI VID UAL MIXED NU T TARTS Makes 8 4-inch tarts 1 pound Sugar Dough (recipe follows) or refrigerated pie dough 2-3/4 cups light corn syrup 1-1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar 6 large cage-free eggs 3 large cage-free egg yolks 1 vanilla bean 4-1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup hazelnut liqueur, such as Frangelico 3 cups shelled unsalted mixed nuts, such as macadamias, pecans, walnuts, or cashews 1/2 pound unsweetened shredded coconut Whipped cream or ice cream, for serving, optional

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Cut the dough into 2 equal pieces. On a flour-dusted work surface, use a rolling pin to roll out each piece into an 11-inch square. Place the squares on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. With a 5-inch round tart ring or plate as your guide, use the tip of a small, sharp knife to cut out 8 circles of dough. Fit the circles into 8 individual 4-by-1/2inch tart pans. Trim the edges. Place on the baking sheet and refrigerate until needed In a large bowl, combine the corn syrup, brown sugar, eggs and yolks. Whisk until thoroughly blended. With a small, sharp knife, carefully cut the vanilla bean in half lengthwise. With the back edge of the knife blade, carefully scrape the seeds from each half. Put the butter and vanilla bean

seeds and halves in a small skillet. Heat over medium heat just until the mixture turns golden brown and smells nutty. Immediately scrape into the corn syrup mixture, removing the vanilla bean halves. Add the liqueur and stir until blended. Put the tart shells on a baking sheet. Evenly distribute the nuts among the shells. Ladle the corn syrup mixture equally among the shells. Bake the tarts on the baking sheet until the filling feels firm to a light, quick touch, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, sprinkle the coconut over the tarts, and return to the oven to bake until the coconut turns golden, 10 to 15 minutes longer. Transfer to a rack to cool. To serve, slide a sharp knife tip around the side of each tart pan to loosen the dough and unmold the tarts onto individual plates. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream if you like.

SUGAR DOUGH Makes 1-1/2 pounds 2-1/3 cups cake flour or pastry flour 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 pound unsalted butter, chilled, cut into small In a food processor fitted with the stainlesssteel blade, combine the flour and sugar. Add the butter and process until the mixture resembles fine meal. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and 1 tablespoon of the cream. Scrape the mixture into the processor bowl. Process until a ball of dough begins

pieces 2 large cage-free egg yolks 1 to 2 tablespoons heavy cream to form, adding a little extra cream if necessary to bring the dough together. Carefully transfer the dough from the processor bowl to a lightly floured work surface. With clean hands, press the dough into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or, preferably, overnight.



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