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MARCH 14, 2013

Vol. 57 No. 23


By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

Area police help teens get prom dresses for free J

ust in time for Spring, two programs have been set up to help students find prom dresses who otherwise couldn’t afford them.

The Niles, Park Ridge and Des Plaines police departments are running the first program. They’ve partnered to collect formal prom gowns and brides maids dresses, throughout the month of March for “FASHION POLICE: Prom Possible!” See PROM, page 5




Off-duty cop saves boy from drowning in icy river By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

An off-duty police officer saved a 7-year-old boy from drowning in the freezing Des Plaines River around 3:30 p.m. March 5. That afternoon, Evanston Police Officer Sean O’Brien, 26, was with his girlfriend shopping for groceries in the Des Plaines area just as it was starting to get hit with the beginning of

a 9-inch snowfall. During a red light at the intersection of Miner Street and River Road, the off-duty O’Brien said he saw a child dressed in full winter coat, snow pants and orange Chicago Bears hat run across the middle of the road as someone chased after him. “I didn’t know where he came from and thought that maybe he had hopped out of his family’s car,” said O’Brien. Des Plaines Police Chief

William Kushner later said that boy was being babysat by his grandmother and had wandered out of his home and across the intersection that O’Brien was stopped at. After watching the boy run toward the river, O’Brien told his girlfriend to call 911 and then left his car to chase after the boy. O’Brien caught up to the boy and saw that he was playing with snow by the water’s edge. He said when he reached him,

the boy looked mesmerized by the clump of snow he was playing with. “He was looking at it, laughing, playing by himself,” O’Brien said. It was then that he said he saw the boy throw the clump of snow he was toying with into the river and then jump into the water trying to catch it. O’Brien immediately jumped into the river after the boy and said that while up to his thighs in ice water, he was able to see the boy’s orange Bears hat under the cloudy water. “I asked him for his hand, and he poked his head out of the water,” said O’Brien.

He said the boy then reached out to him and that he was eventually able to pick him up and take him out of the water and carry him to his car as police and paramedics arrived. The boy in the orange Bears hat was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge and was released back to his family that same day in good condition. This isn’t the first time O’Brien has jumped to the rescue of someone. In 2009, he shattered a car window to save a fellow police officer from a burning car involved in a vehicle crash.


Community Briefs Park Ridge prepares for April 9 election The Consolidated Election will take place on April 9. Registered voters may cast their ballot voting for the Municipal offices of Mayor; City Clerk; Alderman of Wards 2, 4, and 6; Park District Board members; the Park District Bond Issuance Referendum;Township offices; and School District 64 and 207 Board Members. Early Voting will be held at City Hall March 25 through April 6, Monday through Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm. Getting information has never been easier! Registered voters can visit the Cook County Clerk’s website at to obtain a Vote By Mail (absentee) application, verify registration status, find their polling location, and view their sample ballot. Absentee Ballot applications are also available at the City Clerk’s office at City Hall. Any person who needs to

register to vote can do so at the Clerk’s Office at City Hall or by completing an online application downloaded from the Cook County Clerk’s website. The deadline to register for the April 9 election is March 12, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Please contact City Clerk Henneman or Deputy Clerk Peterson at 847/318-5204 if you have any questions.

Niles student to take part in Ocean Summit A Notre Dame student and Niles native was selected to travel with Shedd Aquarium staff to present at a student summit on oceans and coasts in Washington D.C. on March 9 and 10. High School Senior Ryan Martin will present an action plan and meet students and leaders on the topic. Martin volunteers at the Shedd Aquarium and was selected along with three other Chicago area students, out of the pool

of 22 that were recommended. Coastal America’s 4th Student Summit on the Oceans and Coasts is an even put together by an alliance of coastal governments and organizations. Martin and the other students will present ocean action plans, meet with Congressional leaders and learn about the legislative process, according to a Shedd spokesman.They worked with Shedd’s learning department to develop their action plan.

D’Amico passes three bills to protect motorists On March 1 State Rep. John D’Amico (D-Chicago) was able to get three bills focused on motor vehicle safety passed. Kelsey’s law, designed to strengthens the state’s graduated driver’s license (GDL) program. Under D’Amico’s legislation, a person under the age of 18 would be prohibited from obtaining a driver’s license if they caused serious injury to another party while driving was passed.The measure also allows


a court to invalidate any driver’s license or learning permit if the holder is found to have contributed to a severe injury or traffic fatality. Additionally Patricia’s Law, legislation that prevents individuals who have caused the death of another person through a violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code from being eligible for court supervision also passed. Lastly, D’Amico introduced a bill which which prohibits drivers from using hand-held electronic See BRIEFS, page 8


Police Blotter


The following items were compiled from the official reports of the Morton Grove, Niles, and Park Ridge Police Departments. 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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Nathaniel M. Huston, 26, of the 2300 block of N. 73rd Ave, Elmwood Park was arrested Feb. 27 for battery and a violation of a protection order on the 6100 block of Touhy.


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A 16 year old male from Niles was arrested March 2 for battery, mob action and criminal trespass to land on the 7700 block of Oleander.







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A 17 year old male from Niles was arrested March 2 for mob action and criminal trespass to land on the 7700 block of Oleander.






A 17 year old male from Park Ridge was arrested March 2 for mob action and criminal trespass to land on the 7700 block of Oleander.


Kesha A. Benard, 30, of the 5700 block of Saint Charles Rd, Berkeley, was arrested March 2 for two counts of DUI on the 8800 block of Milwaukee.


Bernardo Salgado, 20, of the 900 block of Chicago, Evanston, was arrested March 3 for retail theft at a store on the 5600 block of Touhy.


Angelo J. Hamilton, 49, of the 9700 block of Sumac, Des Plaines, was arrested March 3 for DUI on the 8800 block of Milwaukee.


Bartek Bieszczad, 21, of the 1900 block of DeCook, Park Ridge, was arrested March 3 for DUI on the 8300 block of Merrill.


William A. Smith, 52, of the 2000 block of Anjali Way, Machesney Park, was arrested March 3 for DUI on the 8300 block of Milwaukee.


Park Ridge

Jesus Terrazas, 23, of the 8900 block of Robin Dr., Des Plaines, was arrested Feb. 28 at the intersection of Ballard & Greenwood for DUI and Improper Lane Usage.


Neff, 51, of the 700 11 Monica block of N. Lincoln, Park Ridge, was arrested Feb. 28 on the 700 block of Riverside Dr. for Driving without a License, Expired Registration and Driving With One Headlight. Veronica Cortez, 36, of the 1200 block of Tyrell, Park Ridge, was arrested March 1 on the 1200 block of Tyrell for Disorderly Conduct.


Dionna Page, 28, of the 400 block of W. Touhy, Des Plaines, was arrested March 1 at the intersection of Busse & Hoffman for Driving Without Lights When Required, Expired DL and Driving While Registration Suspended.


Bryan Lump, 24, of the 4800 block of N. Troy, Chicago, was arrested March 3 on the 1900 block of Miner, Des Plaines for Driving without a License and Driving Without Headlights.


Bayrakhtaryan, 25,of 15 Anna the 8600 block of National, Niles, was arrested March 3 at the intersection of Touhy & Dee for Driving without a License, No

Valid Insurance and Suspended Registration.

intersection of Golf and Central for DUI Alcohol.

Morton Grove

Christian Spigos, 22, of Skokie was arrested March 3 at the intersection of Dempster and Narragansett for driving with a suspended DL.

Jany Archer, 62, of Lake Villa was arrested March 1 at the intersection of Dempster and Central for traffic violations, failed field sobriety tests, and DUI.


Melisha T. Morales, 29, of Des Plaines was arrested March 2 at the intersection of Gross Point and Lincoln for Possession of Cannabis.



Ju Park, 21, of Des Plaines was arrested March 2 at the


Maria Danilkowicz, 64, of Chicago was arrested March 5 on the 6100 block of Elm for Harassment By Electronic Communication.


Ignacio Zavala, 27, of Des Plaines was arrested March 6 at the intersection of Dempster and Ferris for driving with a suspended DL.



PROM Continued from page 1 “This is the first year we’re doing this and I think it was based on the success of the police department’s Cops for Coats drive that we did this past winter,” said Park Ridge Deputy Police Chief Lou Jogmen. He said that officers from the participating departments met and decided to expand their clothes drive and started to look into different programs. “They do these prom dress drives across the country and one of the officers knew about them so we decided to try it,” said Jogmen. As some prom dress can cost upwards of $200, the program is designed to help less fortunate high school age girls from the participating communities interested in going to their prom find dresses they can take home for free. All three police departments are asking their community members to donate formal prom gowns, brides maids dresses or accessories that they are no longer using that Submitted photoS have been gently used and have District 219 high school fashion been cleaned beforehand. The joint police program will students work on prom dresses run through the end of March and courtesy of Oak Street Design. on April 6 at 10 a.m. students can on April 14, his is the first year Days go try on dresses 21 and 28. at Niles Senior we’re doing this and As part of the Center on 999 project, students I think it was based Civic Center Drive from local high in Niles. Dresses on the success of the school fashion can be donated at programs at Niles police department’s North, Niles West police department lobbies, which are Cops for Coats drive and New Trier are open 24 hours a working with that we did this past also day. Oak Street Design, “It’s the first winter.” a design firm for year we’re trying Lou Jogmen, Park Ridge hotel, retail and this so we’re corporate clients, Deputy Police Chief hopeful we’ll have to create prom a good turnout,” themed fashion said Jogmen. sculptures that The other source of affordable will be displayed at the shopping prom dresses is from The Glass center. Slipper Project, a nonprofit that “It was great to have the helps underprivileged high school students working in our studio. girls obtain prom dresses. This They did a really great job with organization is working with the assignment,” said Amanda Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Wolfson, Oak Street Design’s Center in Skokie. production manager. Similar to the other program, The The fashion students were Glass Slipper Project will supply invited to visit Oak Street Design prom dresses and accessories, free and while there were put in teams of charge, to less fortunate students. competing to create outdoor This is the first time Westfield sculptures based on a prom theme, Old Orchard is working with the utilizing repurposed and recycled organization. The shopping center materials. will collect new and lightly used Shoppers will be able to vote prom attire and accessories from for their favorite sculpture via March 19 to the 24. Students can Facebook through May; the try on dresses during Westfield winning team earns a prize Old Orchard’s annual Boutique courtesy of Westfield’s retailers.





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MARCH 14 The Notre Dame College Prep’s Jugglers. 7 pm. 7655 West Dempster Street in Niles, The Notre Dame College Prep’s Jugglers will perform “The Outsiders.” Tickets cost $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students, children and Senior Citizens.

MARCH 15 La Boheme at Lyric Opera of Chicago. 10:30 am. 161 Northfield Rd, Northfield. Departing NSSC, Nielsen Campus - Whether it’s your first opera or you’ve seen it a hundred times before, Puccini’s magic never fails to cast its entrancing spell. Golden melodies transport you to the Latin Quarter in Paris, where young artists struggle to make ends meet in icy cold garrets. But passions run hot because everyone’s in love. Yearning, ecstasy, and despair –

you hear it all in the music! The score so exquisitely conveys the essence of every character that you’ll feel you know each of them personally. You’ll laugh as the saucy femme fatale Musetta drives her painter beau mad with jealousy. You’ll cheer when the fragile seamstress Mimi and her ardent poet Rodolfo find true bliss in each other’s arms. And you’ll cry when tragedy strikes and he loses her in the end. Lunch will be at Lloyds, across from the Lyric. Fee includes ticket, lunch and transportation. Registration is required. Call or stop by NSSC today! $156 member; $186 nonmember Rocking St. Patricks Day weekend at Capone’s Hideout! 9:00 pm. 6873 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles. Celebrate St. Patrick’s day Friday night with regional rock band Crooked Moon and all the great people at Capone’s Hideout in Niles. The party will be rocking the only way we know how all night long! The Tony Smith Show. 9:00 pm Chambers Seafood Grill & Chop House, 6881 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles. The Tony Smith Show is the longest running night club show in the Chicagoland Area. $8.95 FREE MOCK EXAM. 1838 Waukegan Rd, Glenview. For any high school student who wishes to use the service from now until June 1st. To take advantage

Calendar Nile Lions Host Energy Consultant


The Niles Lions Club held its monthly dinner meeting at The White Eagle Restaurant Feb. 21. After enjoying a family-style sit-down dinner, club members and guests listed to a presentation by energy consultant, Emmit George of Energy Choices, the firm engaged by the Village of Niles

of this opportunity, call a day in advance with the specifications of your testing needs. This is just in case you want to take only certain portions of the test. The heads up is a way for us to pull the needed material and reserve our testing room for your test! Free. http://­www.­ilearna­cademy.­net. Phone 847-834-0791 Email sbozarth@­ilearna­cademy.­net.

MARCH 16 Take Part in the Future

Plans for Oriole Pool. 10:00 am. Morton Grove Park District, 6834 Dempster St, Morton Grove. Morton Grove residents are invited to learn more about the Park District’s exciting plans for a brand new pool at Oriole Park. The Park District needs your help to work with the architectural firm of Williams and Associates to design the new facility which could possibly include;a spray pad with fun interactive features, zerodepth entries,25 yard competitive six lanes, a bathhouse, concession area and a multi-purpose room for programs. Lunch with Bunny. 11:00 am. 6676 W Howard St, Niles. Celebrate spring with a buffet lunch with Bunny at Howard Leisure Center. Bunny will be available for a photo. Craft project included. Two available times: 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. $10.00. ACT Math Workshop. 1:00 pm. Niles Public Library, 6960 W Oakton St, Niles. College Nannies & Tutors will lead this one-hour class. Review problems from actual ACT tests, and learn testtaking skills and strategies for math. Register by calling 847663-1234 or online at nileslibrary. org/calendar. St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.. 1:30 pm. Niles Public Library, 6960 W Oakton St, Niles. The Dillon-Gavin School of Irish Dance returns to the Niles Library for another thunderous

performance in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Join us after the program for a special Irish treat. Register by calling 847-663-1234 or online at calendar. St. Patrick’s Day Bash! All day Chambers Seafood Grill & Chop House, 6881 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles. Join us to celebrate St. Patricks day in style!! We’ll have the Meteors to rock out to from 9PM to 1AM as well as corned beef and cabbage! Get lucky with a reservation at Chambers today! $8.95.

MARCH 17 Impressionism with an Eye on Fashion. 2:00 pm. Niles Public Library, 6960 W Oakton St, Niles. Educator and Francophile Betty Winer returns to profile the upcoming Art Institute Exhibit in a slide-lecture format. Register by calling 847-663-1234 or online at St Patty’s Day at IceLand. 2:30 pm. Iceland Skate Complex, 8435 W Ballard Rd, Niles. Enjoy skating to the music of the Irish! Registration is not required for this event. $5.00 Higher Ground Request Band. 5:00 pm Chambers Seafood Grill & Chop House, 6881 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles. Come one, come all to hear the greatest hits of 60s, 70s, & 80s! Choose other songs by audience request! $8.95.

ForuM Letters to the Editor Vote Yes on Park Ridge Youth Campus issue I am writing to ask residents to vote in favor of the Park Ridge Park District purchase of the Youth Campus property.The historical legacy of this property deserves to be preserved. My ties to this place run deep. I served on the Youth Campus Board of Directors for more than 10 years and volunteered for many years prior to that. I have seen firsthand the impact the Youth Campus has had on thousands of children and witnessed the dedication of so many employees and residents of our community. This property’s rich history goes back more than a century. It has been an orphanage, a group home with live-in parents, and most recently, a place for severely challenged children to learn to overcome their disabilities and rebuild their lives. Most of all, it has been an integral part of the Park Ridge community. Park Ridge residents have served on the Board, acted as house parents, rocked babies, and mentored and fostered children. So many children’s lives were impacted

by the residents of Park Ridge, and, in turn, our community was enriched by the spirit of service the Youth Campus represented. I ask that you join me in preserving the historical significance of this property and celebrating its legacy of serving children and families by voting in favor of the Park District purchasing the property on April 9. Fred Duda Park Ridge

Negative campaigning hurts election process Negative politics shows weakness and vulnerability. Enuff said.“Every battle is won before it’s fought,” Sun Tzu quoted in “The Art of War.” The local area is once again brewing up for local elections come this April 9, and a little advice needs to be shed on our little area entitled,“The Isles of Poland.” In order to show true “solidarity,” local municipalities need to work together, sometimes more often than not; most of the time without the general public noticing one bit. See LETTERS, page 17

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Glitch in plan to replace textbooks with Google netbooks By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

Maine Township High School District 207 officials on March 4 listened to parents and students concerned about the switch to netbooks. James Dombro, a sophomore at Maine South, and his father Jon Dombro, told the board they were concerned because the Internet service at the school was down or interrupted during the previous week. When internet service fails, the Chromebooks’s effectiveness as a textbook becomes very limited, said Jon Dombro. Additionally,

parents also brought up concerns over the requirement for students to purchase Chromebooks from the district and not from another seller. They wondered what would happen if parents couldn’t afford Internet service at home. District 207’s Chief Technology Officer Henry Thiele said after the meeting the district hasn’t had any connectivity issues since 2008, and that the issues the previous week were the result of both a Denial of Service attack and construction crews cutting a major fiber optic cable that led to the loss of Internet service for much of the Northwest suburbs. Superintendent Ken Wallace

also said the district would work to address the concerns parents brought up at the meeting. District 207 voted in February to begin transitioning from paper textbooks to netbooks, specifically Google’s Chromebook. Google’s Chromebook is estimated to cost each student a technology fee of $319, plus an optional insurance charge. The school board believes that over a three-year span the plan would result in parents saving $225 over what they would normally pay in textbook charges. Freshman and sophomores for the 2013-14 school year received the district’s first Chromebooks, and juniors will be added in the

2014-15 school year. District officials said by the 2015-16 school year, they want all students to have a Chromebook. The school board has said the opportunity for lower cost was a consideration in the move to digital. Other factors were the greater availability of digital textbooks and that Niles Township High Schools use Linux netbooks, Leyden Township High Schools use Chromebooks and Adlai Stevenson and New Trier High Schools use iPads. Dave Beery, the district’s communications director, said the Chromebooks will have 16 GB of memory and come with

the powerful graphic calculators the district asks students to buy. Theoretically, most of the student’s information will be stored in the cloud, allowing a student to access their information from any Internet-ready device. The District 207 Board also voted in February to approve the $1.069 million to purchase 3,350 Chromebooks. The plan is for the district to be reimbursed as parents pay the $319-per student technology fee, leaving the expected expense to the district at $218,342 for the first year of the program, said Barb DillVarga, assistant superintendent for curriculum/instruction.

BRIEFS Continued from page 3 devices, including cell phones while driving.The bill would require drivers to use a headset and operate electronic devices in hands-free mode, and will help law enforcement officials crack down on distracted driving. Seventy-six communities currently have bans on cell phone use.This bill would create uniformity across the Illinois. “When we get in our cars, we concentrate on getting to our destination and too often take our safety for granted,” said D’Amico.“Unfortunately, our roads are not as safe as they should be and there are almost three traffic related deaths in Illinois every day.These measures are important steps towards making our roads safer.”

Niles Police take part in Evanston polar plunge

Niles Police Department Division Commander Vince Genualdi, Sgt. Ronald Brandt and Officer James Griesenauer take a polar plunge.

Niles Police Officers took the plunge for a worthy cause in the Icy waters of Lake Michigan, in Evanston Illinois on Feb, 24. Division Commander Vincenzo Genualdi, Sgt. Ronald Brandt and Officer James Griesenauer braved the cold waters of Lake Michigan for the Illinois Law Enforcement for Special Olympics Polar Plunge. Over 160 people took the plunge and raided over $75,000 for the event that took place in Evanston alone.The three members of the department was able to raise over $2,000 so far for Special Olympics

of Illinois. If people are still interested in donating to this cause you can donate by going to the links below. Sgt. Ronald Brandt - http:// fundraiser/ron-brandt/2013polar-plunge-northwesternuniversity Ofc. James Griesenauer - http://www.firstgiving. com/fundraiser/ JamesGriesenauer/2013-polarplunge-northwestern-university Division Commander Vince Genualdi - http://www.



D207 to provide $1 million in tax relief Maine Township High School had serious financial issues three years ago but now it has a $3 million surplus the board voted in favor of a $1 million in relief of property taxes on March 4.The decision to alleviate taxpayers in the district came after a stark improvement in the district’s finances since the 2009-2010 school year

when it was had a deficit in the millions and let go 137 of its employees.The district said that decision to would not have an effect on future property tax revenue.

New mall in Rosemont set to open in August A new two-story shopping mall in Rosemont, with 120 stores that will serve travelers from O’Hare airport and local shoppers, is planned to be open in August.The mall is planned to have 530,000 square feet

of enclosed space and have stores like Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and Forever 21, the developers announced. The mall will also have two finedining restaurants, Villagio and Prasino, a food court, fine art installations and a TSA-certified concierge on-site that can print travelers’ boarding passes and check their shopping bags and luggage to their flights. The mall’s location is planned to be off of I-294 at the intersections of I-190 and I-90.

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1 Clips for trailers 7 Fridge incursion 11 Triangular sail 14 Kia model 15 Dagwood’s pesky kid neighbor 16 Japanese salad ingredient 17 Daffy trying to hit the pi-ata? 20 Campfire remains 21 It originates from the left ventricle 22 Pops 23 “Garfield” waitress 24 Detective Spade 25 Survey response at the farm? 33 Stows in a hold 34 x, y or z 35 Many a Louis 36 Supplies for Seurat 37 Sends regrets, perhaps 39 Entry in a PDA 40 Maui strings 41 Waterfall sound 42 Not at all good at losing?

43 Tom fooler? 47 Only reason to watch the Super Bowl, some say 48 Like a pretentious museumgoer 49 Plane parking place 52 Mountaintop home 54 Likely result of failing a Breathalyzer test, briefly 57 Loosey’s cakemaking aid? 60 Dedicatee of Lennon’s “Woman” 61 Jazz singer Laine 62 Blanche Dubois’s sister 63 Place with presses 64 It may be a peck 65 “Mustn’t do that!”

1 Fizz in a gin fizz 2 PC “brains” 3 Make quite an impression 4 Beat back? 5 Boards at the dock 6 Strauss opera based on a Wilde play 7 Flat bread? 8 “M*A*S*H” actor 9 Currencystabilizing org. 10 Thingamabobs 11 Hirsch of “Numb3rs” 12 Picked from a lineup 13 Shampoo ad buzzword 18 Shah’s land, once 19 New ewe 23 Brain freeze cause 24 Juanita’s halfdozen 25 Leverage 26 17-syllable verse 27 Slugabed 28 Green Bay legend 29 Abbr. on food labels 30 Adrien of

cosmetics 31 Small woods 32 Bad-check passer 37 Acuff and Clark 38 Actor Mineo 39 With skill 41 Scapegoat in some downhome humor 42 Downs more dogs than, in an annual contest 44 “Get Smart” evil org. 45 Shirts and skirts 46 Mass leader 49 Visibly wowed 50 Chincoteague horse 51 Sufficient space 52 Sits in a wine cellar 53 Inflatable items 54 Shoulder muscle, for short 55 Bing info 56 Writer Dinesen 58 Bulldog booster 59 Shatner’s “__ War”


H o ro s c o p e s Two heads are better than one. If there is something to work on or someplace to go, be sure to take along a friend or a special someone. You will achieve twice as much with a partner this week.

People may offer you insincere assurances or promises they have no intention of keeping during the early part of the week, but those close to your heart won’t let you down if you need a helping hand.

For the best results, exert additional effort and make key decisions in the first half of the week. You might not use the best judgment and may rely on luck, but the truth is you are luckier than usual.

As a person born with the sun in Cancer, you are frequently sensitive to the lunar cycles. This week’s new moon in Pisces might ignite a desire for study or travel that shifts your focus for several weeks.

Maintain momentum. You should be able to coast along during the first half of the week. If someone asks for a favor, be wise and grant it, but don’t become greedy and ask for any for yourself.

Crazy cat ladies dine with dotty dog people. You may be thrown into contact with people who possess endearing foibles in the upcoming week. Maintain a respect for those with different lifestyles.

Don’t lose them at the first hello. In the week to come use your powers of attractiveness and charm to make people stand up and take notice. Crucial meetings should be scheduled early in the week.

When one door closes another one is sure to spring open. In the week ahead, rather than letting yourself become depressed about what has been lost, remember to rejoice in whatever has been found.

Please some of the people, not all of the people. Because of boundless optimism, you may bite off more than you can chew and regret it later this week. Wise planning is the key to success.

Stress free is the way to be. In the week to come, find ways to relax through meditation or a quiet walk. Don’t complicate a situation by overreacting if and when things don’t go your way.

Extravagance in thought and deed may be just what you need. During the upcoming week, people may urge you on, and drown out your hesitations just when assurance is needed the most.

When you are standing at the corner of love and infatuation, you must remember that whichever street you take may involve lasting responsibilities. In the week ahead, you must honor your commitments.


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INSIDE: Maine South falls in sectionals, page 12; Voyager Media All-Star game Sunday, page 13; All-area team, page 14



Mooney’s late run not enough for Dons By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

If Notre Dame had an additional 20 or 30 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of its seasonending 59-58 loss to New Trier at the Glenbrook North sectional last week, the outcome could have very well gone in the Dons’ favor. Facing a 38-29 deficit heading into the fourth period, the No. 2-seeded Dons put it all together offensively and defensively. They rang up 29 points alone in the quarter, with senior Matt Mooney scoring 16 of his game-high 23, and junior Duante Stephens netting all of his points during the final eight minutes. The Trevians, as it turned out, needed a free throw from Stas Banas with 3.1 seconds left to secure the win, because Mooney came right back and swished a 3-pointer as time expired. New Trier, the No. 3 seed which went on to defeat fourthseeded Niles North for the championship last Friday night, appeared to have the game under control following Banas’ basket that put the Trevians up 49-38 with 3:36 to go. However, Notre Dame pressured New Trier, forced three consecutive turnovers and pulled to within 49-47 on steal and basket by Donte Stephenson, followed by two free throws each from Mooney and Stephens. “I thought we turned up the pressure and got some deflections,some turnovers,some easy buckets,” Notre Dame coach Tom Les said. “You make a few easy ones, then the tough ones get easier to make. In my opinion, you make a few, and the bucket gets a little bit bigger.” Yet each time the Dons were within striking distance, New Trier short-circuited their momentum with a 3-pointer. Aaron Rosen drained a trey just

20 seconds after Stephens’ free throws to give the Trevians (275) some breathing room, 52-47, with 1:58 to go. Mooney drove in for a deuce to make it a threepoint game (52-49), but Rosen responded by burying another three, and the Trevians led 55-49. Rosen finished with 19 points, including five threes—three of which came in the fourth quarter. The Dons crept within three points of New Trier late in the third quarter, as well (30-27), but Banas and Princeton recruit Steven Cook (21 points) nailed consecutive shots from behind the arc, enabling the Trevians to take a 36-27 lead. “The one kid (Rosen) hit, what, five threes?” Les said. “He had a great game. He had 19 points and probably took seven or eight shots.That’s a heck of a game.” Stephenson also had a heck of a game in his final contest with the Dons. The senior guard scored 13 of his 21 points during the second half and had four steals. “All of us in the first half of the game, (when we were) playing defense they got a lot of easy shots,” said Stephenson, in reference to a first half during which the Dons shot 8 of 23 and fell behind 26-18 at halftime. “When we all played defense, the game changes a lot. But it was too late. We all had to pick it up. Some of us weren’t feeling it tonight (offensively), but I think our defense should have picked it up even if we all aren’t shooting well.” Mooney also closed out his Notre Dame career in memorable fashion after being limited to seven points through the first three quarters. Twelve of his 16 fourth-quarter points were scored on threes. He pumped in three of his four trifectas during the game’s final 30 seconds. See DONS, page 15

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Eddie Serrano fouled out during the fourth quarter as Notre Dame’s season came to an end after the Dons lost to New Trier at the Glenbrook North sectional on Thursday night.




Maine South bows out in sectional semis By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

The 2012-13 season boiled down to 2.4 seconds for Maine South in its Glenbrook North sectional semifinal showdown with Niles North last week. And as far as Maine South coach Tony Lavorato is concerned, it never should have reached that point. Lavorato put the blame squarely

on the officials for making a call that allowed Niles North forward Billy Voitik to go to the line for two free throws. Voitik clanked his first attempt, but sank the second to hand the Hawks a 4544 heartbreaking loss. The Hawks trailed Niles North, 44-39, in the fourth quarter, but senior forward John Solari’s three-point play made it 44-42 with 2:12 to go. Maine South regained

possession with a minute remaining after Vikings’ star guard Malachi Nix picked up an offensive foul. Solari took a backdoor feed from Frank Dounis to tie the game at 44-44. Then came the controversy. Niles North’s BJ Beckford missed a jumper from the baseline with less than 10 seconds on the clock. Players from both squads went for the loose ball, but Voitik got his hands on it and was fouled as he tried to throw a shot up. An angry Lavorato was blunt in his criticism of the officiating crew afterward. “Those guys will never work another Maine South game if I have anything to say about it,” he said. “I’m going to catch a whole lot of grief for this, but I could not be more disappointed with what went on in the last 2.4 seconds. Ten seconds left, 44-44, we make a nice stop, loose ball, body contact and they make that call? “I’m embarrassed for the IHSA, because if this is as good as it is—these guys are sectional officials—then our officiating is

really poor. And you know what? I’m livid. I have never done this after a game. That’s a gutless call with 2.4 seconds left. That is a gutless call.” Nix and Beckford, each of whom finished with 18 points, did all of their damage in the first half. Beckford gunned in three, 3-pointers during the first quarter to give the Vikings a 20-10 advantage, and Nix upped their lead to 23-10 with a trey early in the second period. However, Maine South fought back, outscoring the Vikings 14-2 over the next five minutes. Andrew Palucki’s driving layup cut Niles North’s lead to 25-24, but two Beckford free throws and Nix’s 3-pointer at the buzzer enabled the Vikings to go into halftime leading 30-26. Maine South took its first lead of the game, 33-32, at the 1:55 mark of the third quarter following two Solari free throws. But Beckford and Nix teamed up to score the Vikings’ final eight points of the quarter—capped by yet another Nix three that beat the buzzer.

Niles North (27-5) went into the final period leading, 40-35. Those eight points, however, would be the only points Nix and Beckford would score in the second half, as the Hawks shut down the Vikings’ high-scoring duo. “It’s just luck; I’m not going to lie to you,” Nix said. “It’s all luck, but luckily it went in, so I can’t complain. The second one, I just let it go. I recognized the time (was winding down) and just let it go.” The loss was Maine South’s first during the 2013 portion of the season.The Hawks (28-4) had won 17 straight going into the sectional semifinals, including a 64-61 double-overtime victory over Niles North in the unofficial Central Suburban League title game on Feb. 20. Maine South says goodbye to its senior core of Solari, a threeyear starter who finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots;Dounis,who scored 11 points and had five rebounds; See BOWS, page 15


Prep shootout Sunday By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

For the fifth consecutive season, the basketball season for many seniors in the Voyager Media coverage area officially comes to an end at the Prep Shootout senior all-star game. As in years past, the girls game tips off at 5:30 p.m. and the boys game starts at 7 p.m. Cost for the game is $4 for adults and $2 for students with school ID. This season’s game moves to the University of St. Francis and will be played in the Sullivan Center, marking the first time the game leaves a high school gym. There are also changes in the roster this year. While the South teams remain the same with Plainfield Central, Plainfield South, Plainfield East, Plainfield South, Minooka, Lockport, Joliet West,Joliet Central,Joliet Catholic Academy and Romeoville, the

North team keeps its base of Bolingbrook, Maine South, Maine East, Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, Benet, Westmont and Notre Dame and adds Resurrection and Lisle as well as Northridge Prep, which recently joined the Voyager coverage schools. With all these great schools,fans are sure to see great basketball. The girls game features players like Associated Press Class 4A Honorable Mention Nikia Edom from Plainfield East as well as Kamari Jordan, who won the Class 4A three-point shootout and placed second in the IHSA Queen of the Hill. They are joined by top recruits Carlie Corrigan from Plainfield North, who is heading to Southern Illinois UniversityCarbondale, Kiera Currie, who signed with Gardner-Webb University and Bolingbrook’s Kennedy Cattenhead who is

headed to the University of Illinois. On the guys side, talent runs amuck again in 2013. Bolingbrook’s Ben Moore leads the North class, as he is headed to SMU next season to play for legendary basketball coach Larry Brown. He is joined by Westmont do-it-all athlete Jean Pietrzak and Downers Grove North swingman Nick Norton. On the South side, Joliet West’s Morris Dunnigan provided arguably the state’s top highlight this season, when he dunked over Chicago Curie’s Cliff Alexander at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament and could bring that thunder to the Voyager Shootout. He is joined on the South team by a few sharp shooters in JCA’s Ryan Peter and Plainfield South’s Alonzo Garrett. Follow Mark @2Mark_My_Words Follow Scott @ Taylor_Sports






Lumpkin named top Voyager Media player By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

When Jasmine Lumpkin decided to leave Montini after her sophomore season where she helped the Broncos win a Class 3A State Championship, she had two directions she could have gone and remained close to home. Lumpkin could have enrolled in public school and joined a Plainfield East team that already had one budding superstar in Faith Suggs and program that seemed on the verge of winning or she could have gone to Joliet Catholic Academy, where the Angels have had competitive teams, but have struggled to compete with the top teams in the tough East Suburban Catholic Conference. While her choice to attend JCA was mainly a family preference to attend a private school, Lumpkin also knew she would be joined on the basketball court by incoming freshman Nicole Ekhomu and she knew she had

a chance to start something special. Not since the reign of the Quigley sisters in the early 2000s has the JCA girls team been able to make a name on the state level. This year, they did just that. Lumpkin averaged 17.4 points and 11.6 rebounds a game and helped the Angels to their first regional title since 2006. For all that she accomplished this season Lumpkin was named to the Illinois Basketball Association Coaches Association Class 3A/4A First team as well as the Class 3A Associated Press AllState first team. Lumpkin finished second in the voting for the Class 3A AP Player of the Year. Her efforts have also earned her the title of 2013 Voyager Media Player of the Year. Also on the first team are:

CARLIE CORRIGAN Corrigan, a senior from Plainfield North, totaled 488

points (18.7 per game) and averaged 8.2 rebounds per game for the Tigers. She finished her career with more than 1,200 points.

KIERA CURRIE Romeoville senior scored 502 points (16.2 per game) and averaged 9.3 rebounds. She also had 64 steals and 43 assists and shot 75.3 percent from the foul line. She is headed to GardnerWebb University.

CHRISTEN PRASSE The St. Louis University-bound senior averaged 16.8 points per game for Benet. She also led the team with 79 assists, averaged 6.1 boards and had 27 blocks. Prasse added 62 steals and hit 37 three-pointers, both second best on the team.

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Miniscalco admits it’ll be tough to replace R e h b e r g e r, whom he says is a coach’s dream. “In four years of coaching girls basketball, at the guard position she’s one of best shooting guards that I’ve ever had a chance to coach,” said Miniscalco in reference to Rehberger, who averaged 18.5 points per game her senior year and finishes a three-year varsity career with more than 1,000 career points (1,084).

Second team AYSIA BUGG A transfer from Oswego East, Bugg emerged as a bona fide scoring threat for Bolingbrook this season, leading the team with a 16 point-per-game average. The 5-foot, 9-inch junior

totaled 399 points, starting 25 consecutive games before an injury held her out of the sectional championship game against Neuqua Valley.

NIKIA EDOM Former Montini standout made an immediate impact with Plainfield East her senior year.The Murray State recruit averaged 15.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. She also contributed 70 steals and 59 assists and made 48 three-pointers.

NICOLE EKOHMU Freshman standout averaged 16.9 points per game in her first season of varsity basketball for Joliet Catholic Academy. She tallied a season-best 38 points in the Angels’ win over Fenwick to go along with 25 points over Benet and 20 against Peoria Richwoods. See ALL-AREA, page 15



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JACQUI GRANT G r a n t capped her stellar fouryear varsity career by being name to the Associated Press’ Class 4A first-team AllState squad. “That’s just a huge, huge honor for her individually and for us as a program,” said Maine South coach Mark Smith. The 6-3 Grant, a University of Illinois recruit, helped lead the Hawks to a three-year 80-22 record, four straight regional titles and a third-place finish in the 2011 state finals. She is the secondleading scorer and rebounder in school history with 1,522 points and 819 boards, respectively.

FAITH SUGGS A sophomore from Plainfield East, Suggs scored 13.4 points per game and pulled down 5.9 rebounds per game, while making 43 steals.

DONS Continued from page 11 Afterward, Mooney said he felt he let the team down. “We just decided to play too late,” he said. “Not we—I mean myself, and cost my team the game. Scooter stepped up big. Eddie (Serrano) was huge; he just got into foul trouble. (Serrano fouled out in the fourth quarter.) Jake (Maestranzi) transferred to this school. “I just blew it. I just hope that these guys can forgive me for that.” Most of the season, the Dons’ starting five consisted of all

BOWS Continued from page 12 and Danny Quinn, who had six points and nine rebounds. “Our season has been a successful season,” Lavorato said. “Here’s what I feel bad for: We have young men who spend their whole lives reaching this point. It’s 44-44, and you’re going to let

Carmichael had been a valuable performer off the bench for the Hawks each of the past two seasons, but became a full-time starter for the first time her senior year and made the most of the opportunity. She was the Hawks’ second-leading scorer, averaging just under 12 points per game, as well as their second-leading rebounder. Carmichael also led the Hawks in steals (66) and assists (118). She’ll be playing Division I basketball next season at St. Louis University.

AMARAH COLEMAN Junior transfer from Neuqua Valley, Coleman averaged 12.7 points and a team best 127 assists (5.08 per game average) this season for Bolingbrook. Coleman showed the ability to score when needed and also lead the Raider offense. One of several returners coming back to help the Raiders next season, Coleman helped

Bolingbrook to a sectional title, defeating her old teammates.

SARAH COSTELLO The junior from Downers North tallied 13.3 points and 7.6 rebounds, to go along with 100 steals and 94 assists.

LARISSA MCLEMEN Senior leader for the Minooka, the University of St. Francis-bound center averaged a team-best 11.6 points and 6.5 rebounds for the regional champion Indians. She was named to the All-Conference team as well as AllTournament at Oswego Holiday Tournament and Warhawk Thanksgiving Tournament.

ABBY SMITH A four-year starter for Romeoville, Smith was an allaround player for the Spartans. She finished with 10.9 points and five rebounds per game, while leading the team with 149 assists and 96 steals. Smith is headed to McKendree University.

Fourth team BERNASIA FOX Fox came out like gangbusters

seniors: Mooney, Stephenson, Serrano, Justin Halloran and Maestranzi, who, as Mooney mentioned, transferred to Notre Dame from South Elgin and made a big impact on the Dons’ 24-6 season. “I’ve got a lot of seniors,” said Les, who graduates a total of seven, including guard Billy Hirsch and forward Danny Lazarra. “They know this is their last time with the uniform on. We did (have a good season), there’s no question. We’ll look at it probably tomorrow a little bit differently than we are tonight.” Both Stephenson and Mooney believe the graduating seniors will remain close long after this season.

“This senior group is probably the best group I’ve ever been with,” Stephenson said. “We’re a family, we have each other’s backs and we’re not just going to let this break us. We’re still going to stay together as a family, as we are, and keep in touch with each other and still hang out. This is a great group of seniors that we have this year.” “We had really high expectations and we’re a great group,” Mooney added. “I think we’re going to continue to be friends throughout college and throughout the rest of the years. We just wished that we could have ended the season on a better note.”

that possession play out the way it did? Because it could have very easily been an offensive push, and a one-and-one (free throw attempt for Maine South) on the other side. And you’re going to make that call?” The Vikings, who also ended the Hawks’ season last year in the sectional semifinals, lost to New Trier in the championship last Friday night. “They’re a very good, physical,

well-coached team,” Niles North coach Glenn Olson said of Maine South. “They proposed some matchup struggles for us, and we do a little of the same for them. Both teams play very differently, but we both play very hard. “Maine South is a great basketball team, and to find a way to gut one out when we don’t shoot our best, I’m proud of the kids for that.”

THE BUGLE MARCH 14, 2013 early in the season, sparking the Joliet Central offense to the tune of 13.8 points per game. The 5-foot, 6-inch senior also averaged 2.9 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1-2 assists per game prior to tearing her ACL in late December.

KAITLYN O’BOYE Senior from Plainfield North averaged 10.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. O’Boye will be playing at Illinois Wesleyan University next year.

ANGELICA OSUSKY The University of St. Francis recruit averaged 10.8 points per game and had 73 assists and 66 steals for regional champs Romeoville. She also led the team with 32 threepointers.


EMILY SCHRAMEK Schramek, a sophomore, raised her game in her second year on varsity. She averaged 13.6 points and drained 20 three-pointers on the year on a 39 percent clip, while pulling down four boards per game. “Emily has progressed immensely this year and her outside shooting is outstanding,” Paul said. “The next two years should be invaluable to us and to her. Her defense will improve and she will continue to be our outside threat.”

GABBY WILLIAMS Plainfield East senior overcame an early season injury to average 11.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Scott Taylor and Mike Sandrolini contributed

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Benet falls to West Aurora in final By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

Leading by two after three quarters Friday, March 8 in the Bolingbrook Sectional final, Benet was one quarter away from a second sectional title in three years. However, despite not allowing a field goal in the fourth quarter, the No. 2 seed Redwings (27-6) fell to No. 4 seed West Aurora 4238. “I thought it was a really hardfought game,” Benet coach Gene Heidkamp said. “Our kids gave it everything they had. It was a struggle for both teams to score down the stretch.They made the plays and they executed down the stretch.” Benet led 29-27 after three and it was a free-throw fest back-andforth in the fourth quarter. The difference was the Blackhawks were making theirs and took the lead for good, 35-33 on three free throws by Jayquan Lee, who was fouled shooting a three-pointer. The first field goal of the fourth quarter came with under two minutes left on a Sean O’Mara basket to make it 36-36 West Aurora. After four more Blackhawk free throws, Eddie Eshoo hit a threepointer with 19.9 seconds left to cut the deficit to 40-38. Lee made one of two free throws on the other end, giving the Redwings a chance to tie, but they threw the ball away. West Aurora was able to clinch the game at the line. “We were trying to get the best shot available,” Heidkamp said about the final play. “We put the ball in (Pat) McIerney’s hands. I thought we would be able to get Sean (O’Mara) off the roll, but it didn’t materialize. Pat threw the ball to the top of the key and it was kind of a scramble from there. They took away what we were looking for.” West Aurora was 15-of-20 from the line in the fourth quarter and 23-for-36 for the game. Benet was 4-for-8 in the fourth quarter and 9-of-19 in the game. The Blackhawks shot 9-of-27 from the floor, while the Redwings were 13-for-30.

The score was tied 5-5 after one quarter, the third straight game Benet held a team to five points the opening period. West Aurora led 17-16 at the half. Benet 6-foot, 9-inch junior O’Mara picked up his fourth foul late in the third quarter on a charging call and that seemed to hurt the Redwings on both sides of the court. “It hurt us quite a bit to have Sean on the bench for a good period of time and it limited his effectiveness,” Heidkamp stated. “It hurt us to have him in foul trouble.” O’Mara finished with 13 points to lead Benet. It was the final game for several Benet seniors, including McInerney, the do-it-all point guard who was a part of a pair of regional championship teams and a member of the sectional champs two years ago. “He’s had a great career,” Heidkamp said. “He’s impacted our program in more ways than just his basketball game. He’s a great leader and a great kid all the way around. He’s hard to replace on the court and in the locker room. He’s had an unbelievable career.” Despite the loss, it was a strong season for Benet, who played one of the toughest schedules in the state. “We won 27 games against a brutal schedule,” Heidkamp said. “We won a regional. We won arguably the most competitive conference in the state. We won some big nonconference games. We played 33 games and only played three teams with losing records. We had 14 opponents win 20 or more games. It would have been nice to finish it off with a sectional title, but you have to give a lot of credit to West Aurora.” *The Redwings withstood a Neuqua Valley rally and were able to come away with a 68-62 double overtime win Thursday, March 7 in a Bolingbrook Sectional semifinal. Benet led 19-5 after the first quarter, but the Wildcats clawed their way back into the game. O’Mara had 26 points and

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Sean O’Mara scored 39 points in two sectional games for Benet.

12 rebounds in the win over Neuqua. Pat McInerney added 18 points and 13 rebounds and Robert Haemmerle scored 15 points, including four key free throws late in regulation.

“The game wasn’t going to be lost because of me,” Haemmerle said. “I just wanted to give forth my best effort. I just did what I could to chip in. I tried not to think about (the pressure on

the free throws) and just worry about my stroke. It felt good out of my hand, and I can’t complain about that.” Follow Scott @Taylor_Sports

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How to keep your sanity in a workplace gone crazy Q. Seems to me that a lot of people in my workplace appear to be losing their minds these days. I try hard to find logical connections between what is happening and how people are reacting, but both coworkers and customers seem a little crazy. How can I keep my sanity when everybody around me seems to losing theirs? A. You can keep your sanity by understanding that you may not be able to control what is going on around you but you can definitely control how you react to what is going on around you. Most of our anxiety at work comes from trying to control situations that we actually have no control over. Some of us

seem to believe that if we just worry hard enough, the stuff we worry about will be magically banished. The question you want to ask yourself immediately if your workplace seems crazy is, what do you actually have the power to control? Now make sure you get all the information you can and take all the action you can in areas where you have power. In areas where you don’t have power, ask yourself a different question. The question when you lack influence is, what options do I have if the problems I worry about occur? Brainstorm as many options as you can, and linger long and hard on ways

you could turn some of these problems into opportunities. We all tend to like our status quo because we feel reality is more controllable when it is predictable. Problems can often be gifts in disguise, however, because problems force us to expand our thinking to invent solutions. When you can’t just keep doing the same old thing at work, you’ll be forced to change. As long as you are going through the discomfort of change, you might as well get something good out of it like a cool opportunity. Problems also force us to grow up. For instance, you may have had a hundred confusing conversations with your boss where she tells you you’re not a “team player.” You may have

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Car and credit card debt pretty much the same thing Dear Dave, My wife and I make $140,000 a year, and we’re working on our debt snowball. We’re almost out of debt, but we still have two small car payments and some credit card debt. She wants to get rid of the credit card debt but doesn’t mind us having car payments. Can you help me understand this? Kelly Dear Kelly, I’m not sure I understand her thinking either.The car payments and the credit card debt are the

same thing. They’re both debt payments, and you’re being charged interest on both of them. The only difference is that one is attached to a car and one’s not. It makes about as much sense as saying you like Visa better than MasterCard. Even if she has some strange hang-up about car depreciation, that argument doesn’t hold water either. Cars go down in value whether you borrowed money to buy them or not. A $20,000 vehicle will be worth $10,000 in just a

few years no matter what you do. A car payment won’t keep it from depreciating or slow the rate of depreciation. Sometimes people get burned out or tired of paying the price to become debt-free. It can happen when you’ve been working on something for a while,and it seems like you’re never going to get there. Sit down and have a gentle, loving talk with your wife. Find out why she feels that way about the car payments and where the root of the problem really lies. She may just need some support and encouragement from the man in her life. Remind her how far you’ve come together

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much respect was shown by everyone across the board that it allowed me to come to realize that win or lose it’s NOT how you play the “game” but how much respect you have for yourself as a person and even for your opposition and how the end result will benefit your entire COMMUNITY. If certain candidates enjoy mudslinging, they must learn the old saying “lessons from the sandbox.” If you throw sand, you must understand that a line will be drawn and as the infamous warrior Sun-Tzu would say,“The clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy’s will to be imposed on him.” One last word of advice,

“Don’t let your past make you BITTER but BETTER.” Eric M. Poders Morton Grove

Continued from page 7 For instance, taking into account the recent negative campaigning done in Morton Grove, personally I’d disappeared and left town dismayed and distraught for an extended period of time. Negative campaigning has no positive benefits to any community at large whatsoever. Instead of digging up skeletons and knowledge to the unassuming, candidates need to show what positive things they will bring: improvements, benefits, etc. and show the public you’re LISTENING. I’m blatantly appalled by the

There’s a better option Dear Dave, I’m 23 years old, and I was in the military for five years. While serving I received what is now $2,700 in Series EE bonds. Should I keep them? Tammy Dear Tammy, If it were me, I’d cash them in and do my own investing with the money. Series EE bonds have

a very low rate of return. They don’t pay much, and they’re not good long-term investments. They’re almost like keeping your money in a certificate of deposit over the long haul. —Dave



Senior Style 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 5888420. 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 required for programs. For a detailed description of programs & activities or to ask about membership or registration requirements, call the Niles Senior Center at 847588-8420 Individuals must be a registered member of the Niles Senior Center to receive the member price. Non members are invited to participate in programs at the non-member price. For more information about membership and programs, contact the Senior Center. Got the dot? It may save your life Assist first responders with the information they need. Become part of the Illinois Dot Program. The Illinois Dot Program is a statewide initiative designed to provide vital medical information on vehicle drivers and passengers. Information contained on the medical card can assist first responders in the “Golden Hour” immediately following a serious crash. This can very well mean the difference between life and death. For more information, please contact the Niles Senior Center (847 588-8420). Desserts •1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14 Instructor: Kelly Donlea, Author & Owner of Organizing Dinners. Get some delicious new dessert recipes.This is a hands-on course, you will learn to make these tasty desserts and get a chance to sample them. Ingredients are supplied. $12M/$17NM (#7180) Tai Chi Demo • 10:15 to 11 a.m., Friday, March 22 Instructor: Renee Gatsis, Arthritis Institute certified. Free

(#6947) Niles’ Styles & Stories • 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27 Instructor: M.E. Hansburg, award-qinning author. Join us for the adventure of saving and sharing our stories! Thinking about sharing your stories with family, friends, fellowship groups, grandkids, or as an eyewitness to history? Join M.E. Hansburg, Oakton Community College instructor, poet, published author, and Award Winning teacher on this journey to bring out the hidden writer in you! This session will give you the basics on what you need to put pen to paper and let the creative energies flow. If there is enough interest, this class may be ongoing. Free M/$1NM (#7142) Issues in the News • 1:30-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 19 Moderator: Arlene Golub.This is an open discussion including topics from local to global issues. Everyone’s views are welcome. Book Discussion • 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, March 14 to 28 Facilitated by Pam Samorez. Books can be picked up at the front desk. Free. Blood Pressure Screening • 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 27 Walk-In, Free. Diabetic fingerstick and health counseling. $3M/$4.50NM (#6881) Happy Birthday, Bach! Beautiful Orchestral Gems with Jim Kendros • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 March is Bach Month! Jim returns for a Bach Birthday Celebration. In this presentation, you will be treated to the wonderfully melodious orchestral works of the great Baroque master, including Bach’s beloved Arioso and the world-famous Air in G. Come for a celebration that is sure to please and inspire! $6M/$9NM (#6943) Adults and Money: To Your Credit • 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 27 Presented by Consumer and Family Economics, University of Illinois Extension Services In this workshop, learn the

purpose of a credit report and how it is used, how to order a free copy, and read and dispute errors. Includes information on ways to build and repair credit history.This program is presented to you in cooperation with the Niles Public Library and Niles Senior Center.(#6802) Men’s Club Meeting • 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, March 18 Lunch will be a hamburger on a bun, chips, and dessert. $5M/$7.50NM, advance registration is required Women’s Club Meeting • 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 25 Lunch includes corned beef, boiled potatoes, and dessert. The Twilight Troubadour will be performing following the lunch. $5M/$7.50NM (#7111) Classic Movie Thursday: “Mrs. Miniver” • 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14, (NR 1942 134min) Starring Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright and Reginald Owen. Enjoy this Academy Award-winning drama directed by the acclaimed William Wyler about an English family’s efforts to rise above the hardships of war.The patriarch faces battle in Dunkirk, an air raid kills a daughter, and a son joins the Royal Air Force.Through it all, Mrs. Miniver stands tall, strong, proud and still filled with hope. Free (#6786) Dinner & a Movie: “Moneyball” • Dinner 5 p.m. /movie 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 , hot dog, chips, & dessert, $2M/$3NM (#7008), movie only, free (#7030) (PG-13 2011 133min) Starring Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, and Jonah Hill. Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. Comedy Video Series: Laverne & Shirley • 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28 Free (#7053) Wii Bowling Tournament • 2 to 4 p.m. March 21 Refreshments will be served, and prizes awarded. Remember, you can call ahead to schedule Wii practice time. Space is limited so sign up today. $2M/$3NM (#7101)


Poker Tournament • Noon to 3 p.m. Friday, March 22 Play 7-Card Stud and 5-Card Draw. Cost includes lunch and prizes. $5M/$7.50NM (#7090) Fishing Kick-Off • 1 to 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, March 20 Join us, at the Niles Senior Center, for a great afternoon discussing the new fishing season. Refreshments served, raffles, and more! New participants are welcome! After the meeting you can register for outings. Free. (#6776) All outings meet at 8 a.m. at the designated location. Cost includes morning snack & juice, bait, and lunch.You must register at least one week prior to the outing.You can register for any or all outings and get maps/directions at the NSC Front Desk. Bangs Lake is the exception, see your schedule for more details.Cost: $15M/NM, except Bangs Lake: • Busse Woods - Friday, April 26 (#6771) • Fish Lake Beach - Friday, May 24 (#6772) • McHenry Dam - Friday, June 21 (#6773) • Big Bear/Little Bear - Friday, July 19 (#6778) • Bangs Lake Tournament - Saturday, Aug. 10, 7:30am2:00pm (#6775) • The Glen - Friday, Aug. 23 (#6774) • The Hollows - Friday, Sept. 20 (#6777) “Oliver!” at Drury Lane Theatre • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 2 One of the most beloved classics of all time,“Oliver!” is the wildly successful British musical based on the Charles Dickens novel. After a successful opening run in the West End in 1960,“Oliver!” has brought Dickens’ ageless characters to life, enjoying numerous critically acclaimed runs and revivals in the United States and England. Audiences will follow orphan Oliver Twist as he embarks on a life-threatening adventure through the dismal streets of 19th century England. The sensational score includes “Food Glorious Food,”“Consider Yourself,“ “You’ve Got to Pick-aPocket or Two,”“I’d Do Anything, “ “As Long As He Needs Me” and many more. Lunch will be at Drury Lane before the show. We will dine on a garden salad, rolls, veggies, your choice of chicken asiago (with spinach,


shitake mushrooms, basil, croutons, and a whole grain mustard demi glaze), or roast sirloin in a merlot sauce and dessert. $65M/$70NM (#6981) Registration Deadline: Friday, April 5 St. Joe/St. Pat’s Party •11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 15 Presented by: NSC Men’s Club. This year’s menu will feature Italian fare including salad, mostaccoli, garlic bread, Italian sausage, meatballs and, of course spumoni.. After lunch, we will be entertained by The Vito Zatto Show. Reserved seating, forms available at NSC front desk. $16M/$21NM (#6698) Cadillac Palace Theatre & The Signature Room • 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 22 Head downtown to get a behind the scenes tour of the The Palace Theatre. The Palace Theatre opened at the corner of Randolph and LaSalle Streets in Chicago on Oct. 4, 1926. Designed by legendary theatre architects the Rapp Brothers, See SENIOR, page 20



Benefits of osteopenia SENIOR remain even afterwards By Tribune Media Services

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: If I’ve taken a bisphosphonate for five years, what will happen if I stop? My physician said a two-year sabbatical was all right, but I’m wondering if my bones will return to their original osteopenia state. ANSWER: Taking a bisphosphonate medication (Fosamax, Boniva, others) to treat bones that are thinner than normal (a condition known as osteopenia) can help build your bones back up. If you stop taking the medication after several years, research has shown that because bisphosphonates accumulate in your bones, the drugs’ benefits persist for some time. And, when you’re not taking a bisphosphonate, you can make a number of lifestyle choices that can have a positive effect on bone health. Bones are in a constant state of renewal because the body continually makes new bone while old bone is broken down. In young people, the body makes new bone faster than it breaks down old bone, increasing bone density. Bone density is determined by the amount of calcium and other minerals packed within the bones. The denser the bones, the stronger they are and the less likely to break. As you get older, the process of bone regeneration slows, the bone breakdown process speeds up, and bone density drops. Osteopenia means that bone density is lower than normal and could lead to osteoporosis, a condition in which bones are weak, brittle

and vulnerable to breaking. Bisphosphonates are used to treat osteopenia because they slow the bone breakdown process, effectively preserving bone density.Taking these drugs can have some drawbacks, though. One side effect that can occur as a result of bisphosphonates is stomach irritation that can cause heartburn or acid reflux. Long-term bisphosphonate therapy also has been linked to a rare problem in which the upper thighbone cracks or breaks. Bisphosphonates have the potential to affect the jawbone, too, causing a rare condition known as osteonecrosis in which a part of the jawbone dies, most often after root canal procedures, tooth extractions, or dental implants. To lower the risk of developing these rare side effects, it is recommended that most people not take bisphosphonates for more than five years. But after you stop taking the medication, its positive effects persist. That’s because after taking a bisphosphonate for a time, you build up the medicine in your bones and that can have a lasting positive impact on your bone health. Eventually the beneficial effect of the previous bisphosphonate therapy wears off, and bone density begins to decrease again. At that point, your doctor may put you back on a bisphosphonate or another medication to prevent further bone loss. In addition, other steps can help prevent a return of osteopenia. For example, getting the right amount of calcium and vitamin D each day can significantly raise See BENEFITS, page 22


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Thomas Devyor

the theater’s interior featured a splendor previously unseen in Chicago — a breathtaking vision inspired the palaces of Fontainebleau and Versailles. Following the tour, we will head to the Signature Room, located on the 95th floor of the John Hancock. The group will have a private lunch buffet in the The Chicago Room. This is a corner room with floor to ceiling windows facing south and west, the best view in the house. $60M/$65NM.

Thomas R. Devyor. Age 75. Beloved Husband of Carol nee Plonka. Loving father of Joseph (Kelly), Michael (Kimberly), and Christine. Cherished grandfather of Hannah, Colin, Emily, and Colleen. Dearest Brother of James Devyor and Maryann (Vern) Westhouse. Fond Uncle of Kathy (James) Mrozek. Visitation was 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at Skaja

Park Ridge Senior Center The Park Ridge Senior Center is now accepting half-price memberships that run through June 30, 2013. Cost for a single resident is $22.50; resident couples, $34.00: non-resident single, $31.50 and non-resident couple, $48.50. There are special rates for those members 90 years of age and older. Call the center at 847-692-3597 for further details. Non-members can drop in and pay a $2 fee to participate at the Center. This is a good way to become familiar with all the activities. Bridge If bridge is of interest there are several opportunities to enjoy the game. Groups meet on Friday mornings, Sunday afternoons, and Couple’s Bridge meets the first Thursday of the month. Call the Center at 847692-3597 for more information or to be put in tough with one of the group moderators. Membership dues Membership dues for the 2012- year are being accepted. The dues are: single $45 resident/$63 non-resident and couple (must reside in the same household) $68 resident/$97

non-resident. Bring in a new member and receive a $5 gift card. Ask the front desk for more details. Exercise class Jo Buck continues her exercise classes at 9and 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This class covers a variety of movements including stretching, strength training and floor exercise. The first class is free. After that it is $2 each time you come. Ongoing activities Following are number of ongoing activities at the Center: • Woodcarvers meet Thursdays at 9 a.m.…a free activity: • Gamers, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays play dominos, hand and foot, scrabble for rummikube … also free. • Ceramics students meet 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays and Tuesdays and work on projects of your choice. There is a charge of $7 per class. • Pinochle players meet the second Monday,Third Thursday and every Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. • Table tennis players start play at 1 p.m.Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All abilities are welcome for this free activity. • Bocce ball players gather just north of the Center at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Ken Hewelt is bocce master and will explain how the game is played. • Have you ever thought of tap dancing? This is a fun way of exercising. The class is at 12:30 p.m.Tuesdays.The fee is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. • The Opera-Arts Discussion group will meet promptly at noon Thursday, Jan. 24. The program will feature “The

Terrace Funeral home 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Funeral was 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, to St. Mary of the Woods Church for a noon Mass. Interment was at Maryhill Cemetery. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneer’s, the ROMEOS, and the Niles Men’s Golf League. In Lieu of Flowers donations to the American Heart Association Appreciated.

Barkleys of Broadway with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in their final pairing and the only one in technicolor,. The story mirrors real-life creative tensions the two share. Fred’s number,“Shoes with Wings on”, is astounding. As always, refreshments will be served after the programs. • The film “The Life of Timothy Green” will be presented from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. Cost is $2 for members and $3 for nonmembers. • The regular monthly luncheon will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. Musician Patti Ecker will bring everyone out of the winter doldrums with her Smiling Through performance. Lunch will be catered by Inglenook. Cost is $17 members, $21 non-members.

Morton Grove Senior Center

North Shore Senior Center offers programs, classes, activities, and travel opportunities for adults at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center at 6140 Dempster Street. You may register for all programs at the Center or call 847-470-5223. Lunch & Bingo Join us Wednesday for lunch from a local restaurant and a lively Bingo session with prizes. Line Dancing • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Mondays, March 18 to April 22 “Country Bernie” will lead you in a dance class featuring country music. Bernie has been a guest instructor at The Taste of Chicago and the main attraction at Skokie’s Festival of Cultures.



How to make healthful eating fit your daily routine By StatePoint Media

Eating right is essential to keeping your body running at its best. But nutrition advice doesn’t always account for people’s varied lifestyles, health needs and tastes. March, which is National Nutrition Month, is an excellent opportunity to review your diet and make positive, sustainable changes. So what’s the “right” way to eat for you? Experts say it’s not as restrictive as you may think. “There’s sometimes a misperception that eating properly means giving up favorite foods,” says registered dietitian and President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Ethan A. Bergman. “But including foods STATEPOINT MEDIA PHOTO you love in your diet can help March, which is National Nutrition Month, is an excellent opportunity to review your diet and make you stick to your goals.” As part of the “Eat Right, positive, sustainable changes. Your Way, Every Day” campaign, Bergman suggests that those Try granola bars, peanut butter drink, if you prefer. • Families: Family meals looking to eat a healthy diet, and crackers, fresh fruit, trail • Students: For nutritious, allow parents to be role models tailor food choices to meet mix or single-serve packages of budget-friendly snacking, to ensure kids eat right. And, lifestyle, needs and preferences: whole-grain cereal or crackers. combine protein and just because a meal is made • Business People: Busy work • Athletes: Whether you’re a carbohydrates, such as apples quickly doesn’t mean it can’t be days can lead to on-the-fly meals. competitive athlete or just enjoy and peanut butter, low-fat cheese nutritious. For desktop dining, keep single- working out, what you eat affects and whole-grain crackers or Keep things simple. Choose serve packages of crackers, fruit, your performance. Eat a light hardboiled eggs and fruit. These ingredients you can use for more peanut butter, low-sodium soup meal or snack before exercising, also double as quick grab-and-go than one meal. For example, cook or canned tuna in your desk. such as low-fat yogurt, a banana breakfasts. extra grilled chicken for salad or Always on the go? Tuck or cereal with low-fat milk. At the cafeteria, salad bars are fajitas the next day. Get the kids portable, nonperishable foods Before, during and after exercise, a great choice -- just go easy on involved. They can make the in your bag for meals on the run. drink plenty of water or a sports the high-calorie add-ons. salad, set the table or do other

simple tasks. • Vegetarians: A vegetarian diet can include just as much variety as one including meat. For example, nutrient-rich beans are a great choice. Enjoy vegetarian chili, a hummus-filled pita sandwich or veggie burger. Many popular items are or can be vegetarian -- pasta primavera, veggie pizza and tofu-vegetable stir-fry. • Meat lovers: Keep your meaty meals heart-healthy by selecting lean cuts and choosing chicken, turkey and fish more often.Avoid deep fried foods. Instead, bake, broil, roast, stew or stir-fry your meals. This month, set yourself up for success. Consider working with a registered dietitian to develop a personalized eating plan. More tips can be found at www.




Understanding HPV: Should you vaccinate your child?


through skin-to-skin contact. ne of the most There is no “one” HPV but many common questions types, as many as I receive from hundreds, and roughly my patients is not one 30 of these affect involving the woman the genital area of herself, but her child. men and women.The Should I give my daughter types are idenitifed the HPV vaccine? The by numbers, as in concerns surrounding this “HPV type 11.” It question are many is primarily spread and include whether the vaccine is necessary, Medical Memo through sexual effective, and safe. It is Dr. Kristia Patsavas activities and that does not mean difficult to think about a intercourse only. Any intimate vaccine involving a virus that skin to skin contact can spread is transmitted through sexual the virus. activity when that time in your Why should you care child’s life is far in the future. about HPV? Because of what In response to the question, it can cause. HPV infection I have one of my own. Would causes either genital warts or you give your child a vaccine that has the potential to prevent cervical cancer. Many do not realize that individual HPV her from developing cancer types do not cause both, but in the future? That is what the HPV vaccine can do. Read on to just one or the other.There are about twelve types that cause discover how. genital warts, though two types, HPV is the acronym for type 6 and type 11, cause the human papillomavirus. It is majority of cases.There are passed from person to person

about fifteen types of HPV that cause cancer of the cervix.They can also cause many other types of cancer, including that of the vulva, vaginal, anus, penis, and head and neck. Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by types 16 and 18. It is interesting, and frightening, to think of a virus causing cancer. Most of us think of cancer as a random event, not a response to a virus. In many cases that is true, but in this situation the virus is responsible for the vast majority of cervical cancer cases. If HPV enters the cells covering the cervix, these infected cells may become abnormal or damaged and begin to grow differently.The abnormal cells can turn into cancer, though it usually takes several years for cancer to develop. It is this reason that pap smears are so important. Pap smears can identify those abnormal cells before they turn into full-blown cancer. Pap smears may find those abnormal cells before they turn cancerous, but what if there was something that prevented the HPV infection in the first place? Enter the HPV vaccine, which provides immunity to some of those HPV viruses.Two vaccines are currently available: one vaccine contains protection against four types of HPV -- type 6 and 11, the causes of most genital warts, see above, and types 16 and 18, which cause most cases of cervical cancer.The other

vaccine protects against two types of HPV -- type 16 and 18. It is important to remember that these vaccines contain only two to four types of the virus and there are more than thirty types that can affect the genital tract.The vaccine protects against the most common HPV types that cause genital warts and cervical cancer, but it will not protect against all types.Therefore, it is still possible to get genital warts or have an abnormal pap smear. Unfortunately ladies, we can’t forgo that pap smear just yet! The vaccines are nearly 100% effective in preventing genital warts and cervical cancer caused by the types in that vaccine. But again, they only contain two to four types, depending on which vaccine is received. Both are recommended for girls and women aged 9 years through 26 years of age, though most often it is given between age 11 and 13.The vaccine is most effective if it is given before a person is sexually active and already exposed to HPV. Boys can be given the vaccine as well.Three doses are given over a 6 month period and the most common side effect is a sore arm. Rarely, a person can develop headache, fatigue, nausea or dizziness and luckily these are generally mild and disappear quickly. More information can be found at the Centers for Disease Control website,

It is not for me or any doctor to choose what is best for you or your children, only to make sure you are informed enough to feel comfortable making the decision that is right for you. Consider asking your Ob-gyn or your child’s pediatrician about the HPV vaccine at your next visit.


Daily exercise is also key to bone health. In general, the best types of exercises for your skeleton are weight-bearing activities that involve doing something on your feet. That could be simply walking, either outdoors or on a treadmill, jogging, running or any other physical activities that keep you on your feet and active. Be aware, too, that some behaviors such as smoking cigarettes, taking in large amounts of caffeine each day and drinking too much alcohol can lower bone density, making you more susceptible to bone loss.

How big an effect these lifestyle changes can have on your bone density depends, in part, on the severity of your osteopenia. Talk to your doctor to get more information about ways to ensure your bone health even if you stop taking a bisphosphonate. - Bart Clarke, M.D., Endocrinology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Continued from page 20 bone density, even without medication. For most people, the Recommended Dietary Allowance for calcium is about 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams. Good sources of calcium include dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurt, as well as green vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, Brussels sprouts and kale. If the calcium in your diet is not enough, calcium supplements can help make up the difference.

Doctors Rx HPV is a virus that can cause genital warts or cervical cancer, depending on the type. There are 30 types that affect the genital tract.There are two vaccines available that are almost 100% effective in preventing the types of HPV that the vaccines contain. One vaccine contains four types (type 6, 11, 16, 18), which are the types responsible for the majority of cases of genital warts and cervical cancer.The other vaccine contains two types (type 16 and 18), which are the types responsible for the majority of cases of cervical cancer. Most common side effects are mild and resolve quickly.The vaccine can be given from age 9 to age 26 years old. Visit for more information regarding the HPV vaccine. Dr. Kristia Patsavas, MD is a physician specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is based in Park Ridge, 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.

Medical Edge from Mayo Clinic is an educational resource and doesn’t replace regular medical care. E-mail a question to medicaledge(AT SIGN) , or write: Medical Edge from Mayo Clinic, c/o TMS, 2010 Westridge Drive, Irving, TX 75038. For more information, visit





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