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JULY 11, 2013

Vol. 57 No. 40

RACING AGAINST THE RAIN Niles plans to accelerate flood relief after latest round of storm problems By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter



Frank “Frankie” Miller (left) kisses his friend Richard “Richie” Szorc.

Notorious ‘Blackhawks lawn’ helps out Park Ridge man’s sick pal

By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter


day after the Blackhawks’ Grant Park rally, a Park Ridge resident held a Rally for Riche fundraiser to raise money for his sick friend. “I get where the city is coming from but what Frank did is amazing,” said Steve Peterson. He drove to Park Ridge

from Cary to attend the fundraiser after he heard of it.“It’s just a really great idea.” The rally looked like a block party with grilled food, music. More than 70 people attended, almost all of them decked out in Blackhawks apparel. Previously Park Ridge City Manager See GRASSROOTS, page 3

iles Mayor Andrew Przybylo wants to fast track the village’s flood relief project and cut its completion time in half. The announcement came after Niles and the surrounding area was again barraged with heavy rain and strong winds that led to flooding. “It’s when you get 2 inches over a couple hours, that’s when the problems begin to show up,” said Jeff Wickenkamp, a stormwater engineer with Hey and Associates. His firm is consulting the village concerning its Stormwater Relief plan. Wickenkamp said the April flooding experienced was a significant event in the village’s 20-year history. June’s flooding, while not as bad as April’s, was another such event. See RAIN, page 3




GRASSROOTS Continued from page 1 Shawn Hamilton had police escort a cityhired contractor to cut Frank Miller’s notorious lawn a second time on June 22. Hamilton has repeatedly said that Miller, 44, was in violation of a city ordinance that does not allow lawns to grow past 8 inches. “I called ahead of time to try to come to a compromise with the city manager but he never bothered to return my calls,” said Miller’s wife, Kim.“We have two horrible floods due to the city’s inadequate sewer system. Nobody stepped up to assist with that. But when my grass gets too long you target us each week, just dying to cut it? I would have to say the priorities appear to be mixed up here.” Hamilton told media outlets that it was Park Ridge’s duty is to enforce its ordinances “consistently across the board.” Miller said that he had previously “mined” his lawn with rocks so that anyone attempting to cut his lawn in order to enforce the ordinance would have to remove them or risk damaging their equipment. “The cops had to remove the rocks when they came here to cut it again,” said Miller. “They were not too happy.”


Above, Gene’s Sausage Shop in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood heard about the fundraiser and donated food for the event. Right, the fundraiser had a block party feel, with friends, family and well wishers enjoying the weather and each other.

RAIN Continued from page 1 “We had two 50-year events this year,” Wickenkamp said. “There’s a one in five chance that this could happen within one year. We need to adjust the last five years of data we have to factor in this level of heavy rainfall.” He said that the places hardest hit with flooding in April and June were the oldest areas in Niles. When the village was first converting farmland into subdivisions during the 1950s, there were some areas that were known as swales, or intermittent streams, that the new residential streets were built on. As Niles is on high ground, it’s these swales that cause the majority of the flooding. Additionally, the village’s layout makes water collected from rainfall flow into the river, so its water level has no impact on the village’s flooding. Because of this Przybylo announced at a June 29 meeting that the village was going to break ground on the Stormwater Relief plan’s construction projects in spring of 2014. Przybylo said that four years was a comfortable original time frame for the plan, but after all

the recent rains he realized that people in the village were tired of the damage the flooding was causing their homes. “The faster we finish Tier One of the project, the sooner we can get to Tier Two,” Przybylo said. “Everybody benefits.” Compressing the plan’s timetable to two years means that the village will be working on all three Tier One projects in parallel, which runs the risk of construction-related road closures causing traffic headaches for residents. The original plan was designed to avoid such problems by working on one project at a time. “I take a lot of resident’s phone calls after the rains,” said Village Manager Steve Vinezeano. “It’s not just the fear of going on vacation and finding your home flooded. People are fearful of going to work too. They are afraid of what might happen when it rains.” He said that there was an estimated 650 homes hit by this latest round of flooding, but possibly more as people were still filing reports with the village. “People are fed up. They’re pushing us to do the best we can and it’s frustrating not being able to help them, to only be reactionary,” said Vinezeano.


Regardless of what the city did to their lawn, the Millers made sure the rally for Richard “Richie” Szorc went on. “It’s overwhelming and very humbling what Frankie did for me,” said Szorc with misty eyes. Szorc, 44, is the assistant superintendent for the Chicago water department. He was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis, a neurological condition that inflames the spinal cord, and Neurosarcoidosis, a complication of sarcoidosis in which inflammation occurs in the brain, spinal cord and other areas of the nervous system. He has limited mobility and the loss of some of his motor control has made dressing, grabbing objects and using the bathroom more difficult. Initially bed ridden, Szorc has become partially mobile thanks to treatment and physical therapy but said that he runs the risk of a relapse that could force him into a wheelchair permanently. Frank Miller reconnected with his childhood friend Szorc, who he grew up and attended St Patrick High School with. Miller decided to use the playoff lawn attention to raise money for his friend, which is how the “Rally for Richie” came to be. “We’re not sure what we will owe after the insurance pays for his treatments and time at the Mayo Clinic,” said Richard’s wife Mary Beth Szorc, 40.“The money we raise will help with our medical bills.” ALEX V. HERNANDEZ/ STAFF REPORTER

Village Manager Steve Vinezeano (left) and Mayor Andrew Przybylo discuss how the rate of rainfall that hits the village has increased in recent years.


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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Eileen M. Croft, 31, of the 6500 block of N. Northwest Hwy, Chicago, was arrested June 28 on the 7100 block of Harlem for No Valid DL.


Nicole M. Doucet, 18, of the 5900 block of N. Mason, Chicago, was arrested June 29 at the intersection of Howard and Caldwell for two counts of DUI.


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Carl B. Lacalmita, 51, of the 2200 block of W. Golf, Hoffman Estates, was arrested June 29 at Golf Mill Center for Retail Theft and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle.




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Christoper C. Clifton, 24, of the 2400 block of Church, Evanston, was arrested June 29 on the 5600 block of Touhy for Retail Theft.



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Grace Kim, 37, of the 1900 block of Preston, Los Angeles, was arrested June 30 on the 9300 block of Milwaukee for two counts of DUI.


Andrea P. Siqueira, 30, of the 7400 block of Oleander, Niles, was arrested June 30 on the 7400 block of Milwaukee for Aggravated DUI, DUI and No Valid DL.


Athuer A. Morris, 36, of the 4600 block of Cumberland, Chicago, was arrested June 30 on the 5600 block of Touhy for two counts of DUI.



Vanesa Albizurez, 26, of the 6100 block of Meade, Chicago, was arrested June 30 on the 7500 block of Harlem for two counts of DUI.


Rufo Martinez, 58, of the 5800 block of S. Campbell, Chicago, was arrested June 30 in a Niles near the intersection of Milwaukee and Oakton for two counts of DUI.



Shawn Rashidi, 23, of the 6200 block of N.Washtenaw,

Chicago, was arrested June 30 on the 6100 block of Touhy for Retail Theft. Timothy E. Cox, 25, homeless, was arrested July 1 on the 7900 block of Milwaukee after he was found to have two warrants, one for Criminal Trespass to Residence and the other for Disorderly Conduct, with the Cook County Sheriffs Department.


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Marcin Tryba, 26, of 5600 block of W. Windsor, Chicago, was arrested June 19 on the 200 block of S. Vine for Retail Theft.


Tryba, 21, of the 13 Rikki 5600 block of W. Windsor, Chicago, was arrested June 19 on the 200 block of S. Vine for Retail Theft. Gregorio, 21, of 14 Eddy 7100 block of W. Barry, Rosemont, was arrested June 29 at the intersection of Dee and Milton No DL, No Insurance and Expired Plates.

Octavio Muniz-Trujillo, 32, of 2500 block of Ballard, Des Plaines, was arrested June 29 at the intersection of Ballard and Western for No Valid DL, No Insurance and Improper Overtaking.


Erwan Flores, 23, of 9000 block of N. Cumberland, Niles, was arrested June 28 at the intersection of Ballard and Woodview for No Valid DL, No Insurance and Improper Overtaking.



Juan Montoya, 46, of 4900 block of Kirk, Skokie,

was arrested June 28 at the intersection of Ballard and Woodview for No Valid DL and Improper Overtaking. A 16 yr old M/W of Park Ridge was arrested June 27 on the 1800 block of Oakton for Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Paraphernalia.


Emily Sekiewicz, 19, of 1400 block of Vine, Park Ridge, was arrested June 29 on the 1400 block of Vine for Zero Tolerance and Use of Premise for Consumption of Alcohol.



Niles official dies at July 4 parade that Terpinas had died. In an official statement, the Niles Police department said The Niles park district that Terpinas’s passing is a “great commissioner died after sadness and loss to the Niles Police Department collapsing during the family.” village’s July 4 parade. Terpinas was a Deputy Bill Terpinas, 80, was Chief for the Niles Police riding in a golf cart Department. He retired as part of the village’s in 1991, after serving Independence Day more than 30 years parade procession with the department. when he collapsed He also served nearly while throwing candy Terpinas two decades on the to kids along the route Niles Park District around 9 a.m. Board and was on the Niles Fire Spectators saw Terpinas fall and Police Pension Boards and near the parade’s starting point the Niles Community Relations at Notre Dame College Prep. Commission. As he was unresponsive A wake was held July 7 at Niles paramedics rushed him Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, to Lutheran General Hospital in 7812 Milwaukee Ave.The funeral Park Ridge. was at St. John the Baptist Greek Later that day, Joe LoVerde — Niles Park District Director and Orthodox Church, 2350 W. village trustee — told the media Dempster St. By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

News Briefs Maine West spends $115K on investigation An internal investigation into hazing allegations at Maine West High School cost the district about $115,000. Since the report was made public former coach Michael Divincenzo has been charged with misdemeanor battery, hazing and failure to report abuse. Divincenzo has denied he is guilty and is due back in court next month. Meanwhile, the charges against the six teens originally criminally accused were dropped.The lawsuit filed on behalf of four unnamed players is ongoing.

Morton Grove Library to install self-checkout Using a $23,000 state grant, officials at the Morton Grove Public Library plan to install a electronic self-checkout station and permanently reopen the Lincoln Avenue entrance by this fall. The majority of the $23,000 grant will go toward the machine, with leftover money

set to help the library’s early literacy programming. In the months leading up to the project, library maintenance workers will brainstorm and test ways to safely extend electricity to key parts of the library — most likely via secured pipes discretely mounted on walls.

Park Ridge interim city manager now official Park Ridge aldermen voted to make Shawn Hamilton the city’s official city manager. Hamilton was hired as the interim manager at the end of July in 2012 after previous Village Manager Jim Hock was fired and Juliana Maller, who was Hock’s deputy, left to become village manager of Hanover Park.

Glenview board OKs demolition of building Glenview Board of Trustees recently approved funding for the demolition of an unfinished See BRIEFS, page 6


Mystery company coming to Niles By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

A mystery company is moving into Niles. The 900-employee company will move into a warehouse on 6300 W. Howard St. and is expected to invest $13 million into the property. At a June 25 board meeting, Duke Realty, which specializes bulk warehouses and facilities for manufacturing, sought a Class 6b Tax Classification for the property. Rosemont-based Duke Realty is brokering the deal and Niles Economic Development & Marketing Coordinator Ross Klicker said the client was being kept confidential. At the board meeting representatives form Duke said that the owners of the company’s decision to finalize the move was contingent on getting the tax classification, which the board approved. The 6b designation is designed to encourage industrial development in Cook County by offering a real estate tax incentive for the development of new industrial facilities,

the rehabilitation of existing industrial structures and the industrial reutilization of abandoned buildings. The Howard Street property will now be assessed at a lower rate than the typical industrial property for a period of 12 years. Assessments for most properties are 25 percent of a property’s value, but with 6b the property is assessed at 10 percent for the first 10 years.The assessment goes up in the 11th year to 15 percent, and to 20 percent in the 12th year. Normally a property must be vacant for about two months before it becomes eligible for 6b, but the village made an exception for Duke’s mystery company. “4b applications are reviewed on a case by case basis,” said Ross Klicker, the village’s Economic Development Marketing Coordinator. Previously Adams Elevator Equipment Company was located in the property.However over the past year, Adams began to consolidate its holdings in Ohio, where its headquarters are located. The property is currently vacant Before the new company finalized a contract to secure

the Howard property, it asked village officials and Duke Realty representatives to withhold the name of the company from the public. Trustee Rosemary Palicki, who knew the identity of the company, asked why the company wanted its identity to remain a secret. “Until the contract is signed they don’t want the company’s 900 employees to know that they’re going to be moved,” said Ryan O’Leary, a Duke Realty leasing representative. The new company plans on demolishing the 1950s era entrance of the property and add 100,000 square feet of office space and research and development facilities. The new structure would compliment the warehouse also located on the Howard property. O’Leary said the timetable was for demolition to begin Sept. 30 and for the new building to be completed sometime in October. “So you’re going to rip down an old building and put up a new state of the art one,” said Trustee Alpogianis.




JULY 10 Teen Library Council (TLC) Meeting. 7 p.m. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Do you have great ideas for the Library? Want to get involved and earn volunteer service hours? Come to the Teen Library Council meeting. All teens are welcome. Feats of Fitness. 9 a.m. Golf Mill Shopping Center. “What happens to vision as we age?” Presented by Dr. Alla Pasman via JCP Optical. A discussion about common age related problems such as dry eyes, cataracts, and more. Book Talk at the Senior Center: Civil War Picks. 1 p.m. North Shore Senior Center of Morton Grove, 6140 Dempster Street, Morton Grove. Join us at the North Shore Senior Center of Morton Grove when the Morton Grove Public Library conducts monthly book talks. Bring your library card; books will be available for checkout. To register, call the Senior Center at 847470-5223. Party in the Park and Ice Cream Social. 6 p.m. Overhill Park, 9345 Overhill, Morton Grove. The Morton Grove Park District is hosting a party this summer at Overhill Park. Stop by and see one of our hidden gem parks and get a frosty treat and enjoy some fun in the sun. This is a FREE family event and there will be a variety of activities for you and your family to enjoy. The staff will be serving free ice cream cones from 6pm - 7pm. In case of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled.

Playbook Trivia Night: NBC’s Friends. 10 p.m. Play Book Sports Bar 6913 N Milwaukee Ave. Niles. There will be 5 rounds including a picture round, name that character, who said it, name the song + a bonus and lightning rounds. Prizes and giveaways for 2nd & 3rd + special giveaways for the team with most players and wait for it......$300 CASH to the winning team. Last year’s Friends Trivia packed the house so register early for this one, simply email us your team name, # of players and contact info to: (min. 2 people per team, no maximum). For info or tables call 847-588-7529. Please arrive on time trivia starts at 8PM, Free to play & register. Storm Kings: the untold history of America’s first tornado chasers. 7 p.m. Niles Public Library, 6960 W Oakton St, Niles. Essayist and Midwestern author, Lee Sandlin, discusses his riveting and widely praised account of the Midwest’s funnel clouds. His history is marked by “uncommon grace and style.” Note: this program was originally rescheduled for June 26.

JULY 11 CMAP “Meet and Greet” Manufacturing Event. 8:30 a.m. 8300 Lehigh Avenue, Morton Grove. A “Meet & Greet” for local, regional and state economic/business development partners and the Morton Grove manufacturing business community. This event is sponsored by Village of Morton Grove in conjunction with the Morton Grove Chamber of

Community Notes Golf outing at historic Tam O’Shanter This August, the Niles Park District & Tam O’Shanter Golf Course will celebrate the 60th anniversary of one of the most important events to popularize the game of golf in America. Annually in the second week of August, George S. May would host the World Championship of Golf.The tournament trumped all others in payouts at that time. In 1953 the tourney paid $25,000 to the winner.After the incredible finish that year, May upped the payout to $50,000 in 1954. The incredible finish of 1953 saw Lee Worsham hole out a shot from 104 yards on the final hole of the tournament to win by a single stroke. The entire country was able to witness this incredible feat as

Commerce, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center. It will give manufacturing, production and related businesses within Morton Grove the opportunity to meet key staff and representatives from these agencies/organizations, find out about the various programs and services they offer, and provide us feedback on the opportunities and challenges you believe exist in the Morton Grove manufacturing districts. Attendees will get the chance to learn more and provide feedback on the draft Morton Grove Industrial Areas Plan (www. To RSVP, please contact Berenice Vallecillos (bvallecillos@cmap.illinois. gov or 312-386-8623).

JULY 12 Concert in the Park. 6:30 p.m. Oak Park, Main Street & Ottawa Street. The crowd pleasing interactive band THE ASSOCIATES, Motown & Variety band, play for your entertainment. Children will enjoy playing Penny Carnival games created by Niles Park District campers. Bring your pennies, win prizes & enjoy the band.

JULY 13 Anime & Manga Club. 2 p.m. Niles Public Library, 6960 W Oakton St, Niles. Watch and discuss anime and manga, and build fandom-inspired crafts. Contact Librarian Donna Block at or 847-663-

the 1953 World Championship of Golf was the first-ever nationally televised golf tournament. This season marks the 60th anniversary of that amazing finish and we are hosting an outing to celebrate the rich history of Tam O’Shanter. To register, ask questions or support the event with the donation of a raffle prize, call 847-583-2735, or e-mail Peter Dubs at

Residents are asked to contact the Mayor’s Office with information on returning veterans, so that arrangements may be made at the next scheduled Village Board meeting.This may be done by calling 847-588-8001 or writing a letter to “Returning Veteran” 1000 Civic Center Drive, Niles, IL 60714 or by emailing Mayor@ “We want to acknowledge the dangerous mission our soldiers faced while serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan and welcome them home,” says Mayor Andrew Przybylo.

Niles to recognize returning veterans

FEMA deadline extended to July 24

The Village of Niles seeks to pay tribute to local soldiers who recently returned from combat duty in Iraq or Afghanistan by offering them a ceremonial “Key to the Village.”

Niles residents can apply online at http://www. or call 1-800-621-3362.The village will update this information to include locations of where

See CALENDAR, page 23

individuals could go to apply for assistance once those addresses are released. FEMA will ask for the following information: • The address of your damaged home or apartment • Names of people living your household • A description of your disaster damages • Insurance information • Your Social Security number • A telephone number where they can reach you or leave a message and an address where you can get mail If you want your disaster assistance funds sent directly to your bank, provide the FEMA agent with: • Your bank account type • Account number • Routing number When you apply, you will be given a FEMA application number. Write down your number and save it for future reference.You will need the

BRIEFS Continued from page 5 house at 4111 Kennicott Lane. A date for the demolition has not yet been set.

Skokie passes gun ban At a July 1 meeting, the Skokie Board of Trustees unanimously passed an assault weapons ban. The ordinance bans firearms that include semi-automatic rifles with a detachable or fixed magazine with a capacity of 15 or more rounds; semi-automatic shotguns with a folding stock or a magazine capacity of more than six rounds; firearms that have been modified to be operable as an assault weapon, and parts designated to modify a firearm so it can operate as an assault weapon, including a detachable magazine with a capacity of 15 or more rounds. The ban also requires the safe storage of guns, and specified ways that can be done legally. Skokie is the latest community to pass weapons bans in reaction to Gov. Pat Quinn’s amended veto of House Bill 183, which would allow and regulate the carrying of concealed weapons in public places. If the proposed bill does pass into law then municipalities in Illinois will have a 10-day window in which municipalities can enact gun-related legislation, as long as it doesn’t violate House Bill 183.

application number whenever you contact FEMA. Businesses and private nonprofit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. The SBA may increase a loan up to 20 percent of the total amount of disaster damage to real estate and/or leasehold improvements, as verified by SBA, to make improvements that lessen the risk of property damage by future similar disasters. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https:// The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is July 24, 2013.The deadline to return economic injury applications is Feb. 10, 2014.

ForuM Letters to the Editor Election fraud column had no factual basis A couple of months ago your Guest Columnist, Mr. Dubiel, wrote an article on the state of possible illegal voting in Illinois. He expressed an opinion, and did not have any facts to back himself up. Continuing to express his opinions as facts in many of his columns since then seems to be a reoccurring theme. I have been a registered election judge for the past 10 years. I take my job seriously. There are many safeguards in place on Election day to help stop what he called “fraudulent” voting. One of the best studies on the subject was conducted at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, by Justin Levitt. The study concluded that voter fraud is greatly exaggerated. The “voter fraud” myth was set forth by Hans von Spakovsky, a Republican lawyer who served in the Bush Administration, now a senior legal advisor at the Heritage Foundation, a Republican conservative think tank.

Fraudulent voting here in Illinois is practically nonexistent. For example, there are at least one or two Election Judges at polling places that have been at that polling place for many years.This is a positive thing: they know most of the people in the area by sight and have associated their faces with the signatures inside the voting books. If Mr. Dubiel did his civic duty and serve as an election judge he would recognize this fact right away. An Election Judge in Illinois is properly trained every few years and has high standards to uphold. In all of my 10 years, I only had to challenge two voters, not on illegal voting, but on residency requirements. There is no hidden illegal voter hiding behind every bush to change the outcome of any election. However, given the recent Supreme Court ruling striking down a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 could easily give the Republicans an advantage to changing the outcome in the future of any presidential election to See LETTERS, page 8

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Guest Columnist

Independence Day for black Americans still hasn’t arrived


rederick Douglass’ speech, The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro, given at Rochester, New York, July 5, 1852 contrasted the glorious benefits of the American Revolution and the noble foresight of the Founders with the then state of the Negroes in slavery in America. Douglass was born a slave to a slave mother and a slave grandmother. He never knew his father. It can be hard to imagine the state of slaves in pre-Reconstruction America.

Lincoln and the anti-slavery Republican Party had not come to power yet. The nation was building toward war with the American south more virulently clinging to slavery. Despite being against the law for a slave to be educated, Douglass learned the alphabet at the hand of his master’s wife, the kind and tender-hearted Sophia. When her husband discovered this he said that if a slave learned to read, he

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LETTERS Continued from page 7 their favor. I am not worried about an individual committing fraud in voting, but I am worried about mass racial discrimination to minority voters now that that particular part of the ruling has been struck down. My hope is that we, as Americans, will not harken back to the Jim Crow Era when minorities had different (and stricter) rules to vote than white people. Michael Crisci

Writer guilty of same issue that she complained about I read with interest the Letter to the Editor from Rose Mihelic in the Niles Bugle Dated June 27, 2013. It was interesting. First of all, I completely disagree with her. I think both the Bugle Newspapers and Mr. Dubiel do a wonderful job.  I see all kinds of interesting articles with various opinions and points of view.  There are lots of newspapers with one sided points of view.  If she does not

like a well rounded point of view than perhaps she should read one of them. She seems to be doing exactly what she is complaining about. She said Mr. Dubiel wrote Falsehoods but offers no examples.  She writes many opinions but no specific examples with facts backed up by cited proofs.  Isn’t that exactly what she is complaining about? She then goes into a diatribe about how correct her point of view is and that anything else is wrong and misguided. She blames something on the Bush administration ... he has been retired for a lot of years now and someone else is in office but that makes no difference to her ... She discusses slavery ... she discusses various religions negatively ... and only one religion is good.... She discusses a book.... and more. I fail to see how all that is the fault of The Bugle Papers and Mr. Dubiel. I think Ms. Mihelic is the one with the prejudicial tunnel vision.... not the Bugle Papers nor Mr. Dubiel. She ended by quoting George Orwell.    So I will also quote Mr. Orwell,“People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.” Barry Roseth Des Plaines

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DUBIEL Continued from page 7 would become dissatisfied with his condition and desire freedom. Eventually, Douglass learned to read by the sheer desire for it. He quickly became self-taught and sought out his freedom. His famous quote is that “knowledge is the pathway from slavery to freedom.” Douglass began secretly teaching other slaves to read and write via the New Testament. Once the slavers found out, they violently broke up the Sunday school. Douglass was sold to a man known for breaking slaves and he beat Douglass into submission. At some point Douglass rose up and fought back, ultimately escaping to a free state. Can you imagine all that? You should be able to, because for a very large part of black America slavery still exists. They’re trapped not on a southern plantation, but on a welfare plantation that includes a non-functioning, government school system. They’re trapped in a series of beliefs about themselves that affirm all the worst that slave masters and the Ku Klux Klan said about blacks.

How different is the young black child born into a family where there isn’t a dad. Is she better off than was a slave family separated by the sale and dispersal of family members? That same little child is born into a family where the mother, grandmother and great grandmother have all been on the welfare plantation. They face a failing culture tied to an educational system which despite billions being spent leaves them un- or undereducated, not much better off than if there had been no education given in the first place. How is that different than the days of slavery where it was illegal to educate a slave? What’s missing in black America isn’t curable with more money. What’s needed is what Frederic Douglass gained with his freedom - fatherhood and the traditional values that protect men, women and children from the ravages of social slavery. Right now we are living a lie if we believe that blacks have been emancipated. True independence only comes from self-reliance. Our current welfare system is a monster as wicked as the worst slaver. When will we change it? Only on that day will true liberty come to America’s black population.

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Down in-law, to Fonzie 50 Outback runner 51 Nickname seen on a Northeast license plate 55 Fruity soda brand 57 King at Versailles 58 Down-for-thecount count 59 Long-running game show, and a hint to the starts of 20-, 28-, 37- and 51-Across 64 Cures 66 Rugged vehicles 67 Writer Zora __ Hurston 68 Sweeten the pot a little? 69 One and only 70 More pleasant 71 Axe 72 Hang in the balance 73 Jays and O’s

1 Wishing one hadn’t rocked the boat? 2 Entered carefully, as a highway 3 With a leg on each side of 4 Pope of 903 5 Periodic weather disruption 6 Crèche figure 7 Apple for the teacher? 8 Mild oath 9 Wrigley slugger 10 “Not my problem” 11 Go along with 12 Whistle bead 13 Fish lacking pelvic fins 21 Half-__: coffee order 22 Some steak orders 26 Go public with 27 New girl in gown? 29 Some Caltech grads 30 “__ of Our Birth”: Isle of Man national anthem 31 Negative conjunction

32 Some Spanish escudos were made of it 38 Pond accumulation 39 PBS benefactor 40 Blacktop material 41 Tbsp. or tsp. 42 Yellow-flag carrier 43 Emma’s portrayer in “The Avengers” 44 Chance upon 47 Wearying grind 48 Joe Greene or Lynn Swann, notably 49 Focal points 52 Wiped clean 53 Calculator figs. 54 Crayola’s “burnt” color 56 Soap box? 60 Chug-a-lug 61 Platte River tribe 62 Grand Ole Opry st. 63 Put a roof on 64 Key below the tilde 65 Diciembre ends it


Horoscopes Just because they disagree with you, doesn’t mean you aren’t right. In the week ahead, you can easily maintain your own opinions in the face of opposition. You may even find an ingenious solution to a stalemate.

Make an effort to be the cooperative kid. In the week ahead, you will find that by joining forces with others, both of you will benefit. Loyal partners and friends will speak on your behalf.

Money makes the world go around. Your generosity may be repaid over and over in the week to come. With charitable Jupiter in your sign, you might find someone willing to give you a big tip.

Deep down inside, you may be contemplating an important decision. The week ahead will bring you many opportunities to gather valuable information that will help you make the wisest choice.

Communication is the best road to travel for success. Keep a close watch on your money in case pendulum swings the other way. You possess a golden touch in business affairs in the coming week.

Busy bees receive the buzz. Your industry and genuine interest in your fellow man makes you the center of any hive of activity. In the week ahead, computers, technology and inventions are highlighted.

Walk on the sunny side of the street. You can see some good in everyone and something of value in every word of advice. In the week to come, be sure to spread your sunshine wherever you go.

Even a hardboiled egg has a heart of gold. Some acquaintances might seem bent on making every activity a competition this week, but you can see beneath their hard shell to the tenderness inside.

Go ahead and let the cat out of the bag. You often get into a complicated situation when you discuss matters that are not ready for disclosure, but this week you can say whatever you like.

Like a dog with a bone, you won’t let go of a good idea. In the week ahead, let your passions be the guide to what will bring financial and romantic bliss. Your judgment is a bit better than usual.

Gather all the facts from a vast array of sources before making a move. You have internet access at your fingertips or wise friends to call when you need answers to key questions in the week to come.

Country singer Dolly Parton said it best, “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” Minor mix-ups that occur in the week ahead might actually lead to better understanding.



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INSIDE: Palandech is Male Voyager Media Athlete of the Year, page 12; Prairie Bluff golf course review, page 14



Graduation losses challenge for Hawks, Dons By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

Graduation turnover is one aspect of high school sports that every team faces on a yearly basis, but some squads are hit particularly hard. Maine South is one of those teams. The Hawks go into the fall having to replace allstate quarterback Matt Alviti, co-CSL defensive Player of the Year Noah Meyer, their entire offensive line, and allconference tight end John Solari. Meanwhile, Notre Dame also lost several key seniors, including four-fifths of its starting offensive line. But all eyes will be on senior tailback Chris James, who ran for over 2,000 yards and scored 29 touchdowns. Niles West will attempt to make the playoffs for the second consecutive season, and Maine East will once again try for a winning season. Here’s how the schedules look for area football teams this season:

MAINE EAST Could this be the year that the Demons, who haven’t registered a winning season since the heydays of disco in 1978, put that long dubious streak to rest? Maine East does have three of head coach Gabe Corey’s sons returning: Starting quarterback Alex, a senior; junior tight end/fullback George; and sophomore slot receiver-safety Woody. The Demons also begin 2013 facing two CPL schools that went a combined 5-11 last season: Schurz in the home opener Aug. 30 and Amundsen Sept. 6. Then come three tough opponents. The Demons host Niles West Sept. 12, and

then hit the road for contests against defending CSL South champion Maine South (Sept. 20) and defending CSL North champion Glenbrook North (Sept. 27). All three squads made it to the Class 8A playoffs last year. However, the Demons finish their 2013 schedule hosting Niles North on Oct. 4 and Highland Park on Oct. 11 before visiting Deerfield Oct. 18 and Maine West Oct. 25. Of those four clubs, only Deerfield posted a winning record in 2012. Maine West went 1-8 in 2012 and was winless the year before that.

MAINE SOUTH Qualifying for the playoffs and winning the CSL South title have been givens for Maine South’s ultra-successful football team. They’ve qualified for the playoffs 20 straight years and own 12 consecutive CSL South crowns. Coach Dave Inserra perhaps faces the most challenging season of his 13 as head coach entering the 2013 campaign, with graduation claiming a glut of starters. And the Hawks will be tested right from the get-go, opening at Montini, the four-time defending Class 5A champion Aug. 30, before their annual showdown opposite perennial power Wheaton Warrenville South at Maine South Sept. 6. Next for the Hawks is a trip to Glenbrook North, the defending CSL North champ, followed by consecutive home dates against Maine East (Sept. 20) and Glenbrook South Sept. 27. The Glenbrook South contest kicks off the Hawks’ CSL South season. Maine South will be at Mike Sandrolini/Bugle Staff

See CHALLENGE, page 13

Andrew Milhulet and Niles West hope to return to the playoffs.




Palandech is multi-sport athlete of the year By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

There aren’t many athletes who still play three sports nowadays at the varsity level. Following his dad and his brother’s footsteps, Plainfield North’s Kurt Palandech did just that. Palandech, a starter for the football, basketball and baseball teams, not only played three sports, but excelled in them, as he was named to the Voyager Media All-Area team in both football and baseball this past season. Thanks to his performance in those sports, Palandech is the 2013 Voyager Media Male Athlete

of the Year. “It means a lot to me,” Palandech said. “My father and brother both played three sports and were successful. I have the same competitive attitude. I didn’t want to quit any of the sports. I have no regrets, I enjoyed playing all of them. The only disadvantage was keeping my weight up. But playing the different sports helped me improve as an athlete.” On the football field, Palandech played on both sides of the ball. He was a quarterback on the 7-3 football team and also played defensive back. He finished the year with 684 rushing yards See ATHLETE, page 15

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Plainfield North’s Kurt Palandech, a three-sport athlete, is the Voyager Media Male Athlete of the Year.

Sports CHALLENGE Continued from page 11 New Trier Oct. 4 and at Niles West Oct. 11. The Hawks host Evanston on Oct. 18 and finish up on the road at Waukegan Oct. 25.

NILES WEST The Wolves made it to the postseason last year for the first time since 2004, and return a backfield consisting

of seniors Andrew Milhulet and Nick Johnson, along with junior quarterback Tommy Galanopoulos, who took plenty of snaps in mainly a reserve role last season. Whether Niles West gets off to a 5-0 start like it did last year remains to be seen, but the Wolves arguably could start 3-0 since its first three games are against clubs with losing records. The Wolves begin Aug. 30 hosting Ridgewood, and will be at rival Niles North Sept. 7. Another away game awaits the

Wolves at Maine East Sept. 12. The Wolves play host to Glenbrook North Sept. 20 and Evanston in their CSL South opener Sept. 27. Niles West will be on the road for three of its final four regular season games: vs. Waukegan Oct. 5, New Trier Oct. 18 and Glenbrook South Oct. 25. Their only home date is Oct. 11 against Maine South.

NOTRE DAME The Dons and head coach Mike Hennessey are going

THE BUGLE JULY 11, 2013 for their ninth consecutive postseason appearance in 2013 and boast one of the best running backs in the entire state in James. After playing Prairie Ridge at home to start the campaign Aug. 30, the Dons will be at Bartlett, a 2012 Class 8A playoff qualifier, on Sept. 7. Notre Dame then turns around six days later (Sept. 13) and travels to downstate Normal (Community), which qualified for the 6A playoffs last year. Notre Dame returns home


Sept. 20 and squares off with Marian Catholic. Then, the Dons travel to St. Viator Sept. 27 and Nazareth Academy Oct. 5, with a home game against Marist Oct. 11. On Oct. 18, the Dons tangle with Joliet Catholic Academy at JCA.These aforementioned matchups will test Notre Dame’s mettle since all four squads made the playoffs last year. The Dons host Carmel in the regular season finale on Oct. 25.



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Prairie Bluff’s ninth hole has water on both sides of the green.

Prairie Bluff a good value course Prairie Bluff Public Golf Club in Crest Hill is a sneaky nice course. For just $36 on a weekday, the course is worth the money and is the only course of its kind in the immediate area. It is a links course with fescue, but also offers up several water hazards as well. The course can play long from the tips (7,007) and can also be very manageable (6,054) from the white tees. The bunkers and restaurant have recently been remodeled, as well. The course starts off with a straightaway par four and is followed by a dogleg left and short par-4. Both Mark Gregory and myself were in perfect shape

off the tee down the fairway, but a very long drive can go through the fairway and lead to a short shot from the rough to a small green. After a par-3 there is a long par5 and a second dogleg left par-4, where they seemed to be doing some work around the green. There is a short par-3 sixth hole and then a difficult, long par-4 seventh hole, which was playing into a strong breeze.That made it difficult for the average golfer to hit the green in regulation. The front nine finishes with a pair of water holes. The eighth hole is a par-5 that bends slightly right and has water to both sides of the green, making it dangerous to go for the green in two. The ninth hole also has water on both sides of the green and water can also come into play off the tee with a short drive to the right or a long drive to the left. It was definitely my favorite hole on the

front side. I thought the back nine played much more difficult and it started with what was probably the easiest hole on the side, a straight par-4.The 11th hole was a dogleg left with water keeping people away from going right through the dogleg. The 12th and 13th holes seemed similar to a pair of holes on the front nine. The 14th hole, the signature hole, is another dogleg left with water all down the left side.There also wasn’t a ton of room to the right, making it a very difficult hole. The 15th and 16th holes were both slight doglegs right, with 15 being a par-5. Prairie Bluff finished with a pair of difficult holes. The 17th hole was a par-3 with water in both the front left and right side of the green, making it a difficult tee shot. The 18th hole was a slight dogleg right with water on the right side. The fairway also

seemed to tilt a little toward the right, especially near the green. It is hard for me to dislike a course, and this course was no different. It wasn’t overly challenging, but it did provide some tough shots and tough holes.The fairways were in pretty good shape and the greens ran fast, which I like. It was especially surprising how fast they were with how much rain came down the previous couple of days before we went.The greens were tough to read at times with some gentle slopes, and some sloping ways you wouldn’t think. The pace of play was pretty good and the staff was very helpful, especially with scheduling a tee time around their morning leagues. A couple of critiques I had were that the par-3s all played from a similar distance from the white tees and there were a lot of holes that were similar looking

(four dogleg lefts). I like playing par-3s that make me hit different shots. While the 17th was different with all the water, the other three were simple pitching wedges. There is more of a difference from the other tees, so those playing blue or gold will get to hit different shots. All in all, I felt the course was fun to play and worth the price. I think it is the perfect course to play in twilight while walking, it has that kind of peaceful feel to it. It is definitely worth the cost and the travel throughout our coverage area. Editor’s note: This is the first golf course review in a series of six installments. During our rounds we will be tweeting out updates. Follow Mark Gregory @2Mark_My_Words and retweet him to be entered to win a golf discount card. The hashtag is #Voyagergolf

sPorts ATHLETE Continued from page 12 and seven touchdowns, while throwing for 981 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was also the team MVP. “Kurt has been a great leader for us and made so many plays for us on both sides of the ball,” North football coach Tim Kane said. “As a QB he is dangerous due to his speed, athleticism and throwing ability. Numerous times he has made positive yardage plays when it had looked like a play for a loss.” While he seemed to always get around the defense on offense, he used his speed on the other end of the field as well. “I love all three sports, by football is my No. 1 sport,” Palandech stated. “Everyone looks to you as a quarterback and you are a leader. I would use my speed on defense too when we went up against a fast receiver. I never wanted to be on the sidelines.” Palandech was rarely on the sidelines during his high school career. He was on the varsity team as a sophomore in both basketball and baseball and was moved up for the playoff game his sophomore year in football, where he teamed with his brother Kyle on a long pass. “It meant a lot (to play varsity all three sports as a sophomore),” Kurt said. “It was nice playing with my brother in all three sports. It was a fun experience.” Palandech batted .456 in baseball and was the second leading rebounder on the team in basketball. Palandech will be playing football at North Dakota University in the fall. Other Athlete of the Year nominees (top multisport athletes in other towns) are:

the glass on both ends of the floor. He was also an excellent passer, and helped us as a ballhandler and scorer. He brought a great deal of toughness to our team, and provided excellent leadership. He made us better in every phase of the game.” On the diamond McInerney batted .381 with eight homers and 30 RBI, while going 5-1 on the mound. McInerney will be playing baseball at the University of Illinois next year.

JIMMY MOON The Romeoville senior was a top player on both the golf and basketball teams. He played the No. 1 spot throughout the year on the

Spartans’ golf team. In basketball he averaged a team-best eight points per game. He knocked down 45 three-pointers and played in the Voyager Media Prep Shootout.

JOHN SOLARI Losing was something Solari rarely experienced, whether on a football field or a basketball court. Solari, a two-time first team All-CSL pick as a tight end for the Hawks, was part of two CSL South title teams that ended up going a combined 21-2. He caught 39 passes for 625 yards and six touchdowns for the Hawks last season. That success segued into basketball, where the 6-4, 230-pounder helped lead the

PAT MCINERNEY The Benet senior was a key member of the Redwings’ basketball and baseball teams and was a member of both Voyager Media teams. On the hardwood he averaged 12 points, 11 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game for the sectional finalists. “Pat was as good of a rebounder for his size as I have seen on the high school level,” Benet basketball coach Gene Geidkamp said. “He had the ability to impact the game on

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Maine South’s John Solari was the top male mutli-sport athlete in the Niles area.

THE BUGLE JULY 11, 2013 Hawks to a 28-4 season in 2012-13. He was a three-year basketball starter and a multiple all-conference performer who contributed to 84 victories in 115 games over that span. The Hawks’ leading scorer and rebounder last season finished with 1,046 points and 537 rebounds. He’s heading to the University of Dayton this fall to play football.

CHRIS TSCHIDA The two-sport star for Joliet Catholic Academy was one of the top athletes in the Voyager Media area, playing both football and baseball. On the gridiron, Tschida caught 32 passes for a team-best 583 yards and three touchdowns. His yardage was good for fifth alltime for a single season. On the baseball field, he captained the Hillmen to a Class 3A state title.His sure handedness paid off in baseball as well as football, as the shortstop did not commit a fielding error all season. At the plate, he batted


.390 with team highs in RBI (32) and runs scored (44).

PARRKER WESTPHAL The 6-foot, 1-inch Bolingbrook junior cornerback posted 51 tackles, four for loss. He tallied three interceptions, three pass breakups and one fumble recovery. Westphal is one of the most sought after defensive backs in the state and is being recruited by several major Division-I schools. Westphal plans to graduate early so he can compete in spring football at whichever college he chooses, but this past spring, he competed in his final season of high school track. He advanced to the state track and field meet in the long jump where he jumped 42-feet, 8-inches and did not advance to the finals. He advanced to the state meet by winning the Downers Grove North Sectional title with a jump of 44-2.5. Mark Gregory and Mike Sandrolini contributed



Kimmel looks to set ARCA wins record Several ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards story lines will accompany the 13th annual Ansell ActivArmr 150 at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday, July 21, including an opportunity for veteran Frank Kimmel to surpass Iggy Katona’s all-time win mark, and for rookie Ryan Blaney, who looks for his career-first win on the ARCA tour. Blaney,under the Penske Racing driver development program, will be at the helm of the No. 22 Cunningham Motorsports Dodge at Chicagoland. In his most recent series starts, the thirdgeneration driver finished second at Michigan Int’l Speedway and fifth on the Road America road course. “I am really excited to rejoin Cunningham Motorsports at Chicagoland,” Blaney said. “Again it will be my first time seeing this race track. Like the last two races that I ran with the Cunningham organization, MIS and Road America, I am looking forward to having a really fast car and getting a lot of experience at the track in preparation for my return to these tracks in Camping World Trucks and Nationwide.” If Blaney is victorious at Chicagoland, he’ll join a growing list of notable winners on the 1.5-mile Joliet, Illinois speedway, including Kimmel, who won at Chicagoland in 2003. Kimmel made big headlines at Winchester Speedway last Sunday, where the nine-time series champion tied Iggy Katona in alltime series victories, each with 79.

“This is really something to enjoy,” Kimmel said. “There were some family and friends here. It’s Indiana, my home state. Any win at Winchester is great, but this one I’m really going to enjoy.” Kimmel admitted that the possibility of tying Katona as the all-time series win leader crossed his mind during the race. “It crossed my mind, but then I told myself not to think about it too early,” Kimmel said. “When I saw the checkered flag, it was a sort of a flood of emotion. It is a big deal.” If Kimmel were to win at Chicagoland, he would become the only repeat ARCA winner there. Former ARCA Chicagoland winners also include Ed Berrier, who won the inaugural race in 2001, Steve Wallace, Michael McDowell, Ty Dillon, and Kevin Swindell, the defending race winner. In addition to no repeat winners, there have been no repeat pole winners either. Chad Blount (2002), Kimmel, Wallace (2006), McDowell (2007), and Swindell won from the pole. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. also won the pole in 2008. Three-time series champion Tim Steele, the all-time series superspeedway winner with 24, won the pole for inaugural race in 2001, but never won a race at Chicagoland. The Ansell ActivArmr 150 will follow the same-day NASCAR Nationwide Series STP 300 on Sunday, July 21 at 5:00 p.m. local central time, live on SPEED.

Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell will accompany raceday activities at noon. Practice for the Ansell ActivArmr 150 will take place on Saturday from 4:10 through 6. will also feature live timing and scoring of all ARCA Racing Series on-track activity.

Courtesy of ARCA

Frank Kimmel looks for ARCA record win No. 80 in Joliet.

WEEKLY RACING UPDATE JOHNSON SWEEPS DAYTONA It’s hard to have a hands-down, class-of-the field car in a restrictor-plate race, but don’t tell Jimmie Johnson, who dominated Daytona Saturday night in uncharacteristically decisive fashion -- and reached another milestone at the Birthplace of Speed. In a wild race that featured two massive wrecks on the last lap alone, Johnson beat Tony Stewart to the finish line in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway to record the first season sweep of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at the 2.5-mile tri-oval since Bobby Allison accomplished the feat in 1982. As Johnson crossed the line at the end of a green-white-checkered-flag finish, the second of the two multicar accidents erupted behind him. Kevin Harvick stayed in front of the melee to run third, followed by Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip. “Glad I was ahead of all the chaos,” said a relieved Stewart, who rode in the back for much of the evening before making his move to the front in the closing laps. The victory was Johnson’s fourth of the season -- tying Matt Kenseth for most in the series -- and the 64th of his career.

STANDINGS 2012 Sprint Cup Series 1) Jimmie Johnson 658 2) Clint Bowyer - 49 3) Carl Edwards -71 4) Kevin Harvick -73 5) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. - 110 6) Matt Kenseth -118 7) Kyle Busch -125 8) Greg Biffle -142 9) Kurt Busch -157 10) Tony Stewart -159 11) Martin Truex, Jr. -165 12) Kasey Kahne -168

2013 Nationwide Series 1) Regan Smith 2) Sam Hornish, Jr 3) Elliot Sadler 4) Justin Allgaier 5) Austin Dillon

558 -6 -14 -15 -17

2013 Coke Zero 400 finishers 1) Jimmie Johnson 2) Tony Stewart 3) Kevin Harvick 4) Clint Bowyer 5) Michael Waltrip 6) Kurt Busch 7) Jamie McMurray 8) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 9) Casey Mears 10) Ryan Newman 11) Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 12) Kyle Busch 13) JJ Yeley 14) Danica Patrick 15) David Gilliland 16) Jeff Burton 17) Greg Biffle 18) Travis Kvapil 19) Terry Labonte 20) Trevor Bayne

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His mom’s blessing Burned out and can’t retire? was to be a blessing Here are tips for a recharge Dear Dave, My mom died a few years ago, and she left me an inheritance of $60,000 in stock. She was always investing and saving money. I could sell this and be debt-free while still having plenty left over, but I feel like I’ll lose a part of her if I do this. Do you have any advice? David Dear David, I didn’t know your mom, but from what you’ve told me, it sounds like she was a pretty smart and responsible lady. I don’t visualize her as the kind of person who would’ve said,“I’m going to leave you this stock. Always keep it and never cash it out, no matter what happens.” A gift like this is someone wanting to bless another person with some of the good they accomplished in this world. It’s your mom’s way of giving you an opportunity to have a better life. In my mind, the best way for

you to have a better life is to use the money to become debt-free then use the cash that used to go toward debt payment to invest. I know you loved your mom, but I think you’ve given this stock more power than she gave it. You’ve gotten her blessing, and that was to be a blessing to you. You know, you can be a blessing to others in lots of different ways. She just accomplished it with the stock. Honor your mom and go be debt-free today. The time is now! —Dave * Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored four New York Times bestselling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover and EntreLeadership. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 6 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at

Q. I’m 63 and have been working my whole life. I’m completely burned out but know I can’t afford to retire. I’m afraid my attitude is going to start affecting the quality of my work. How can I recharge my interest in my career? A. You can recharge your interest in your career by understanding your fatigue is not just your job but the monotony of doing the same tasks week in and week out. Our brains desperately need new challenges as we age or parts of our brain literally die off. Most baby boomers find themselves in your position after the economic impact of the recession. The dream of retirement has become just that: a dream. You may find it comforting to know that even people who can afford to retire have to find new challenges. No one wants to

feel irrelevant and useless in society. Retirement can lead to depression, illness or even death if the retiree doesn’t find new interests. Human beings are funny creatures in that we tend to exaggerate our feelings. If we’re thirsty, we think we can drink a lake. If we’re hot, we fantasize about being in a freezer. If we’re fatigued, we believe we’ll never want to do anything again. Many people imagine that retirement would be having time to watch grass grow and paint dry. The truth is that doing nothing would be satisfying for about a week and then all of us would grow restless. To work with your natural human tendencies, give yourself breaks where you do nothing or do something completely different than your career. Take a sick leave day and stare at the ceiling. On weekends, take a trip to somewhere you’ve never explored. In the evenings, consider a class on anything you know nothing about. The idea here is to rest but also jolt your brain with novelty. When we feel burned out, partly we need to do nothing, but partly we need to get out of our ruts. The reason we joke about the grave and a rut having everything in common except the dimensions is because we can

feel dead without newness. People who study aging brains tell us that the brain does some serious pruning after age 50. Your brain wants you to be efficient, so if you never use a part of your brain as you age, that part will cease to function. Unless you want a limited and depressed brain at 80, change up your hobbies. You can bring this same perspective to your workplace. If you deal with things, look for opportunities to deal with people. If you deal with people, look for opportunities to deal with things. You know if your career mostly uses your right or left brain. Scan your workplace to find tasks that use the other side of your brain. In our workplaces, there will always be factors we cannot control (like being financially unable to retire). The trick to recharge your career is to put your creativity into the factors you can control (finding new challenges). Don’t get into the emotional trap of ruminating on what you can’t change or you’ll enter a cul-de-sac from which there is no escape. Once you can accept (not like) the reality of having to work, avenues to enrich your current job will be obvious.

The last word(s) Q. I think my boss is sleeping with one of my coworkers. Is there a diplomatic way to ask if this is going on? A. No, investigating who is sleeping with whom is good for the career of gossip columnists and bad for the careers of everyone else.

Daneen Skube, Ph.D., executive coach, trainer, therapist and speaker, also appears as the FOX Channel’s “Workplace Guru” each Monday morning. She’s the author of “Interpersonal Edge: Breakthrough Tools for Talking to Anyone, Anywhere, About Anything” (Hay House, 2006). You can contact Dr. Skube at www.interpersonaledge. com or 1420 NW Gilman Blvd., #2845, Issaquah, WA 98027. Sorry, no personal replies.





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. Issues in the News • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays This dynamic, refreshing class is led by long time leader of this program, Arlene Golub. This group is filled with folks from all walks of life, retired or not, who want to keep abreast of a broad spectrum of what is occurring locally and worldwide. Issues for discussion are brought up by class participants, and everyone’s opinion is valued. Please call the NSC at 847-5888420 for more information. 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). See SENIOR, page 20



SENIOR Continued from page 19 Bridge Players Needed – All Levels Come and join our social bridge group. We meet every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m at the Niles Senior Center. For information contact Jaymi Blickhahn at (847) 599-4220 Men’s Club Meeting • 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 15. $5M/$7.50NM, advance registration is required. This is a SHOOT OUT meeting! Lunch is a beef sandwich, chips, and dessert. Wii Bowling Tournament • 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 18; $2M/$3NM Refreshments will be served, and prizes awarded. Remember, you can call ahead ato schedule Wii practice time. Space is limited so sign up today. Dinner & Movie - “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” (PG 2012 98 min) • Tuesday, July 16; $2M/$3NM Dinner includes: hot dog, chips & dessert. Advanced registration required. Starring Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams. A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Hooked on Fishing • 8 a.m. Friday, July 19; $15M/ NM Meet at 8:00 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 get maps/directions at the NSC Front Desk. Women’s Club Meeting • 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, July 22; $5M/$7.50NM Lunch is chicken salad, a croissant, fruit and a cookie. Entertainment by Ron & Sandie will follow the meal. Art Insights • 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 24; free Presented by Char & Grace from the Art Institute of Chicago

Senior Style

Sit back and enjoy as they guide you throught the wonderful works of art that are on display at the Art Institute. You will see via slideshow, and wonderful stories, these fascinating and irreplaceable pieces of history. It’s the next best thing to being there! Participants who pre-register will receive a complimentary family pass to the Art Institute. Learn About Nooks! • 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16; free Presented by Barnes & Noble Find out the latest and greatest information about the electronic reader, the Nook. Electronic readers have many benefits for senior adults including; variable font sizes so books can be read with large print, and they are lightweight and able to hold many books at one time. With so many free titles, and the new Overdrive app to make borrowing from local libraries really easy, they are a great way to “go green” and save money as well!

Niles Food Pantry. Lunch is a hot dog, chips, and a cookie

692-3597 for more information or to be put in tough with one of the group moderators.

Line Dance (4 classes) • 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 6 to 27; $10M/$15/NM Instructor: Fran Strain Join others who love to dance, no partner needed. Enjoy easy-to-learn advanced dance patterns in Country, Ballroom, Top 40, Latin, Swing, and more! Studies show group or line dancing is beneficial in aiding memory, balance, cardiovascular health, and overall well-being. Enjoy line dance, fitness, & friendship.

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.

Cubs vs Brewers at Milwaukee’s Miller Park •10 a.m.Thursday, Sept. 19; $62M/$67NM. Join us as we head to Miller Park to see our Chicago Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers. The seats are in section 109. Fantastic seats. Lunch will be on your own.

Big City Ranch Ribs • 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 23; $20M/$25NM Presented by the Food Network’s Big City Chefs Join a master chef as you create a sumptuous summer meal. Learn how to create Pork Ribs with Finger Lickin’ Homemade BBQ Sauce, OvenBaked Sweet Potato Steak Fries with Spicy Chipotle Ketchup, and Down Home Cole Slaw with Poppy Seed Dressing. You will sample your creation and recipes will be shared. These chefs have been featured on The Chefs of San Francisco on the Food Network!

Park Ridge Senior Center

Lunch to Benefit….Niles Food Pantry • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 or while supplies last; $2, paid at the door Everyone is welcome! All proceeds will go the the

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 847-

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.

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.

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. Volunteer opportunities Do you have great people skills? Do you enjoy reception work? North Shore Senior Center in Morton Grove has opening for people to help at our front desk, greeting guests, directing calls, and assisting with registrations. Please contact Volunteer Services at 847.784.6052 for details. Lunch & Bingo Join us Wednesday for lunch from a local restaurant and a lively Bingo session with prizes. July 10: Poochie’s — Grilled chicken breast sandwich, fries, salad July 17: Grazziano’s — Baked chicken ziti ragu, salad, bread July 24: Great American Bagel — Bagel sandwich, soup & cookie July 31: Pizano’s — Pizza & salad Ernie Kovacs: Video Visionary • 1 – 2:30 p.m. Wednesday July 10 Before his untimely See SENIOR, page 21


SENIOR Continued from page 20 automobile accident death in January of 1962 at age 42, Ernie Kovacs utilized to its fullest the vast video possibilities and limitations of early television as no other comedian before him had done. Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Milton Berle, and Bob Hope simply brought radio and film comedy writing and characterizations to our TV screens. But Ernie stretched the visual and comedic into surrealistic territories that inspired the next generation of TV comedians. If you’re a fan of Kovacs, you are sure to enjoy Michael Delany’s video presentation of the most creative of Ernie’s work. Fee: $8

member; $10 no-member. Lunch & a Movie – “Les Misérables” • 12:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 11 Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. Rated PG– 13. Lunch will include croissant sandwiches, salad and beverage.

Fee: $6 member;$8 nonmember. Yiddish Film East and West • 1 – 2:30 p.m. Monday July 15 The film-maker, Jacob Kalich, uses good-natured comedy to shape his portrayal of worldly Jews encountering traditional small town life. Molly Picon fills the screen with her hijinks and good-natured comedy. NOTE: Silent film with Yiddish and English intertitles.. Fee: $8 member; $10 no-member. Cell Phones for Seniors • 1 – 2:30 p.m. Tuesday July 16 The Cook County Sheriff’s Cell Phones for Seniors program provides a free 911 Emergency Cellular Phone to Cook County residents over the age of 65 who do not have a cellular phone. Sheriff Dart believes that every senior citizen should have a cell phone as an extra measure of security as they are driving, taking public transportation, or participating in outdoor activities. Staff from the Sheriff’s office will provide information and distribute enrolled participants who do not have a cell phone. In addition, Mary Senn, Social Services Manager, will provide information on other free cell phone services for low income seniors. No fee, but registration is required. Sweden: Natural Beauties, Smorgasbords, and More • 1 – 2:30 p.m.Wednesday July 17 Sweden is filled with Nordic treasures: glacial beauties, melting snows, islands and farmlands, fresh salmon and herring markets, and the royal Changing of the Guard. Join Joe Cuniff for the cosmopolitan delights of Stockholm, rich Viking history, bustling port of Gothenburg, ancient lifestyles of the Laplanders, and the grand hall of the Nobel Prize are some of the things we’ll encounter as we view some beautiful film and learn about Sweden, which has one of the highest standards of living in the world. Fee: $8 member; $10 no-member. A Sentimental Journey: Big Band Favorites • 1 – 2:30 p.m.Thursday July, 18 Big Band is back! Enjoy Nora Drysch as she performs standards from the Big Band Era as they were originally


Obituaries Cecilia T. Rakowski Cecilia T. Rakowski nee Svientek, beloved wife and sweetheart of the late Stanley S.; loving mother of Sharon and the late Ronald; devoted grandmother of Kevin Kozlowski; dear sister of the late Julie Bakula and the late Jean Kragon; affectionate aunt and great aunt of many wonderful nieces and nephews; fond sister in law and cousin to the Rakowski and Svientek families. Special

Mark Vincent Ros Mark Vincent Ros, age 54. Beloved husband of Dolia nee Gamisola. Loving son of Mary and the late Joseph Ros. Dear brother of Judy (Michael) Ellis, James Ros, Christopher Ros and Dawn Miller. Fond uncle of Michael Angsten, Taylor Miller, Nina Miceli and Jayme Ros. Great-uncle of Seth Angsten. A very special

performed, accompanied by a full complement of recorded background music. To get folks “In the Mood,” this unique program begins with Big Band instrumentals. Nora then performs approximately one hour of vocal numbers interspersed with Big Band trivia questions and door prize drawings. Sponsored by Concentra Primary Care. Fee: $8 member; $10 no-member. Kenny Rogers: Number 1 Hits • 1 – 2:30 p.m. Monday July 22 Join music researcher Jim Kendros and revel in the hits of the incomparable Kenny Rogers! The Gambler,Through the Years, Crazy, and She Believes in Me are just a few of the favorite hits to be explored. Fee: $8 member; $10 nonmember The Beatitudes • 1 – 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25 The Beatitudes are wellknown teachings of Jesus expressed as eight blessings in the Sermon on the Mount. Noted instructor and biblical

thanks to the caregivers from Norwood Seniors Network and staff at Sunrise (Lombard) and Seasons Hospice.Visitation was at the Skaja Terrace Funeral Home 7812 N. Milwaukee Avenue Niles from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday June 28. Funeral was 10:45 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at St.Thecla Church for Christian Mass at 11:30 a.m. Entombment was at St.Adalbert Mausoleum. 847-966-7302 or www.

thanks to Dr. Barry Stein for his wonderful care and compassion. Friends and family met at Our Lady of Ransom Church, 8624 W. Normal Ave., Niles, at 10 a.m. Saturday June 29 for Mass, with burial at All Saints Cemetery following. Arrangements by Skaja Terrace Funeral Home. For info 847-966-7302 or www.

scholar, Father James McIlhone will examine the history, context and meaning of the Beatitudes as he guides us through the Beatitudes as found in the Gospel of St. Matthew. Fr. McIlhone will illuminate what Christ wants of us through and how we can provide it as seen through the lens of this scripture. Fee: $8 member; $10 non-member Senior Center membership Become a member of North Shore Senior Center’s Morton Grove Campus and enjoy opportunities to live longer, happier, healthier lives through an array of programs, activities, trips and services. Members receive a discount on all programs, activities, and trips, Lifelong Learning Program Catalog, information on local, state, and federal issues affecting seniors, and invitations to special events and presentations. Membership dues are $20 for an individual and $35 for a couple/household for a full year. Everyone welcome! Call North Shore Senior Center’s Morton Grove Campus at 847470-5223 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or stop by the Senior Center, 6140 Dempster Street in Morton Grove, to become a member.



Health & Fitness

Clip this for your teenage daughter: Gynecology 101


am frequently asked, health of women of all ages “When should my daughter including you! What you are see an Ob-gyn for the about to read is designed to help first time?” The American you understand the changes College of Obstetricians that are happening in your body and Gynecologists (ACOG) as you go through puberty.As recommends the first visit with a woman this is something I a gynecologist to occur around understand firsthand. These age 12-13. This visit may changes also happened only be a conversation to your Mom, Grandma, to allay fears about and any other women in the “female doctor,” your life.We understand discuss puberty and and are here to answer the subsequent changes, your questions. and discuss overall What is puberty? health. Puberty is a time in a A gynecologist young woman’s life is ideal to begin Medical Memo when her body begins the conversation to transform into an regarding safe sex, adult. It starts when the STDs and contraception so brain sends chemical signals your daughter will think about called hormones to the body. protecting herself when the These hormones cause certain time comes. Below is a guide changes to take place such for parents to discuss puberty as growing taller and gaining with their daughter as it can weight; growth of the breasts; be an embarrassing topic for an increase in body hair; the everyone involved. Clip it and possibility of acne or pimples; let your daughter read it and ask and your first menstrual period. questions... Puberty may happen anytime Hi there, young lady! My between age 8 and 13. It is name is Dr. Kristia and I am a normal to start puberty at a gynecologist.That means I am different age than your friends so a doctor that specializes in the don’t worry if your body

changes before or after theirs do. That’s OK! As you go through puberty, your breasts will grow in stages. The changes start with a rising of the darker area that contains the nipple (called the areola) and continue as the breasts grow fuller. It is completely normal to have one breast that is slightly larger than the other and it is common for the breasts to sometimes be sore. Another change that occurs when a young lady goes through puberty is the beginning of menstruation.This is the time when you will have “a period,” or a few days of bleeding, every month.The reason a woman has a period is that her body is preparing for a possible pregnancy.The brain sends those chemical signals (hormones) to the ovary and the ovary releases an egg, which travels down the fallopian tube and into the uterus. At the same time, the inside of the uterus, or lining, starts to grow and thicken.A pregnancy does not occur if a man’s sperm does not fertilize the egg.The lining of the uterus breaks

downs and starts to shed or exit the body in the form of blood and tissue.This forms your menstrual period.A lot of young ladies worry that this is gross, but it’s a normal and healthy part of growing up!   Most girls will begin menstruation two to three years after her breasts begin developing. In the United States, it is most common to start between age 12 and 14, but some ladies will start earlier or later. Most ladies will have a period every 21-45 days and it is normal for periods to not be very regular at first. You may get two periods in one month or have a month without a period. Periods usually last between 3 and 7 days. Reasons to go to a doctor include not getting a period by age 15, having periods less than every 21 days or more than every 45 days. Other reasons are having periods that last more than 7 days, are heavy enough that you have to change a tampon or pad every 1-2 hours or are so painful that you can’t do your normal daily activities. Tell your Mom, Dad or a trusted adult if any of these things are

happening to you. This is a brief overview of a very important topic! For more information visit www.acog. org or  or talk to your doctor.That’s what we’re here for!  Doctors Rx:  Puberty is a time in a young lady’s life when her body begins to mature. Changes in breast appearance and growth and the beginning of menstruation are the two primary stages that occur. Use your Ob-gyn as a resource for information for your teen. ACOG recommends the first visit to an Ob-gyn occur at age 12 or 13 to alleviate fears about visiting a woman’s doctor and discuss puberty and health.Visit for more information. 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 physician to evaluate any illness or medical condition. Dr. Patsavas accepts new patients. Call (847) 8257030 or view her web site at: www. associatesinobgyn to schedule an appointment.

New blood thinners offer new benefits, but also drawbacks By Tribune Media Services

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the new anti-coagulating drugs the FDA is approving for atrial fibrillation? Which would you recommend? ANSWER: Three new anticoagulant drugs can help prevent blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation. Two have been approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and one is still under review.These drugs appear to have a variety of benefits over warfarin, the standard anticoagulant therapy used for atrial fibrillation. But there are some drawbacks, too, including a significant cost increase. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rate that often results in poor blood flow to the body. During atrial fibrillation, the heart’s two upper chambers, called atria, beat irregularly and out of sync with the two lower chambers, or ventricles.

This abnormal heart rhythm may cause blood to pool in the atria and form clots. A blood clot that forms could be carried in the circulation from your heart to your brain. There, it may block blood flow, causing a stroke. Anticoagulant medications, sometimes called blood thinners, can greatly lower the risk of stroke in people who have atrial fibrillation. For years,the standard anticoagulant used for atrial fibrillation has been warfarin. Although very effective at preventing blood clots, warfarin is a powerful medication that can have serious side effects, including bleeding within the brain and elsewhere in the body. The new anticoagulant drugs include dabigatran, approved by the FDA in 2010, and rivaroxaban, approved in 2011. The FDA is currently reviewing a third, called apixaban. In studies, these drugs appear to be safer than warfarin in terms of bleeding within the

brain. Research has also shown them to be either as effective or more effective than warfarin at preventing strokes, although the specific findings vary among those studies. Oneadvantagetothesenewdrugs is that they’re more convenient for patients because they don’t require the close monitoring that warfarin does.Warfarin can interact with many other medications, as well as certain foods. As a result, regular blood tests are required to ensure that a person taking warfarin is receiving the correct dose. The warfarin dose may need to be adjusted, depending on blood test results.The new anticoagulant drugs have a fixed dose that does not require ongoing monitoring or individual dosing adjustments. A disadvantage to the new drugs, particularly dabigatran, is that they may increase the risk of bleeding complications in people See THINNERS, page 23


Protect your family from burns scrapes and bites of summer

Bugs Rather than spraying your yard with products that contain potentially harmful chemicals like DEET and PABA, consider citronella candles.The fragrance should not only keep bugs at bay, but the soft glow sets a pleasant mood for your al fresco meals and parties. Of course, you can also prevent being bugged all together by avoiding the outdoors during dusk, when mosquitos come out in full force. But when the outdoors calls, try applying a natural insect repellent. For example, JĀSÖN brand Quit Bugging Me! Insect Repellent Spray, is comprised of the active ingredients soybean oil and germanium oil, and is safe to apply on children (with adult supervision).

THINNERS Continued from page 22 older than 75, as well as those with kidney problems. In addition, if bleeding starts in someone taking these drugs, currently there is no antidote available to quickly stop the bleeding, as there is with warfarin. In addition, these drugs are significantly more expensive than warfarin. And one of them, dabigatran, needs to be taken twice a day - rather than once a day

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By StatePoint Media

Afternoons at the pool, family barbecues, outdoor sports and picnics all mean summertime has arrived. With the change in temperature comes additional exposure to the elements and the attendant skin scrapes, bites and burns. Pharmacy shelves are lined with products to treat these common summer ailments. But with more Americans concerned about using harsh chemicals on their bodies, families are frequently turning to natural alternatives that are just as effective. To help your family “go natural” in your skin remedies, follow these tips throughout your fun-filled summer.


Niles Garden Club: Drying, Dyeing and Designing with Natural Flora. 2 p.m. Niles Public Library, 6960 W Oakton St, Niles. Learn how to preserve flowers from your garden. Discover the endless design possibilities for a wall or table using flowers, leaves and branches from your yard. Presented by Kathleen Obirek.


Follow these tips to protect your family from bug bites, sunburn and scrapes this summer.

If you do get bitten, don’t scratch.That can promote infection. Instead, apply a cold compress to the bite. It’s a tried and true inexpensive path to itch relief.

Sunburn If your yard lacks shade, improve your eco-footprint and create shade by planting a tree or two.You may not be able to reap the shady benefits this year, but you’ll thank yourself in the future.You may also consider building a gazebo or porch overhang for more immediate relief from the sun. Wear a hat and sunglasses outdoors and apply a sunscreen with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Spend too long in the sun? Treat yourself to nature’s burn relief, Aloe Vera. Look for a gel that is free of parabens and artificial colors and phthalates.

with warfarin - so patients have to be willing to comply with a more frequent medication schedule. Although one of these drugs cannot be recommended over the others for everyone, certain people are good candidates to try a new anticoagulant. They include those younger than 75 without other health concerns who have not previously taken warfarin, as well as people who have taken warfarin but have had required frequent dose adjustments. If you already take warfarin for atrial fibrillation, your dose is stable

For example, JĀSÖN brand Soothing Aloe Vera Gel soothes dry, irritated, sun damaged or newly shaven skin, while a boost of nourishing Allantoin and Vitamin B5 helps to replenish and recondition.

Scrapes Bike rides, baseball, basketball and trips to the playground all present an opportunity for slips and falls. On such adventures, be sure to carry a small first aid kit so you can clean and cover minor injuries right away. A natural anti-bacterial alternative, JĀSÖN brand Pure Tea Tree Oil, delivers skin relief and is available at natural food stores such as Whole Foods Market. Pack cotton swabs and bandages in a variety of shapes and sizes to be best prepared. More information about protecting your skin naturally can be found at www.Jason-

and you have easy access to blood monitoring, then there may be no need to change. These new drugs generally are not appropriate for most people older than 75, those with additional health problems that increase the risk of bleeding, and people who have kidney disorders. If you have atrial fibrillation and think you may be a good candidate for a new anticoagulant medication, talk to your doctor to see if one might be right for you. Bernard Gersh, M.B., Ch.B., D.Phil., Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

5TH Annual Buddy Charles Memorial Concert 4 p.m. St. Isaac Jogues Church, 8101 West Golf Road, Niles. This concert features some of Chicago’s best cabaret performers, who for the fifth year are donating their time and talent to honor their friend and fellow entertainer, legendary piano man Buddy Charles. All proceeds from the concert benefit Buddy’s church, where he had been very active. Featured performers will sing songs from the movies and will include Audrey Morris, Frank D’rone, Anne Burnell, Mark Burnell, Joel Barry, Steve Heliotes, Ernie Lane, Bob Solone, Scott Urban and Pat Gries (Mrs. Buddy Charles). They’ve also invited our pastor, Fr. Andrew Luczak, to perform again this year! Tickets are $20 per person and are available at the doors when they open that afternoon at 2 p.m. or call 847/966-1180. All are welcome.


JULY 15 Writers’ Roundtable. 7 p.m. Niles Public Library, 6960 W Oakton St, Niles. He said, She said: In this workshop you will learn how to create dialogue, make it sound like different people are talking and how to make dialogue sound natural.

JULY 16 Film: Les Miserables (2013, PG-13, 2 hrs. 38 min.). 11:30 a.m. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables tells the story of paroled prisoner Jean Valjean who seeks redemption, regains his social standing, and becomes mayor of his town. Cast: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe. Travel Book Chat: Book Escape - Books set in Northern Europe. 2 p.m. Niles Public Library, 6960 W Oakton St, Niles. Talk about fiction or non-fiction books that take you away. Bring something you read that took place in Northern Europe (Scandinavia, Iceland, Estonia, Belgium, Netherlands) We will travel somewhere else next month.

JULY 17 Behind the Scenes of Chicago Sports: An Author’s 35-Year Perspective. 7 p.m. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. George Castle, a news reporter, book author, and former radio sports announcer, will share behind-the-scenes stories about players, team owners, and Chicago politics over the past 35 years.



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