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Sentinel The Shorewood

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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By Sherri Dauskurdas Staff Reporter

Over the weekend, amidst a late summer heat wave that boasted temperatures in the 90s, thousands of ducks took to the waters of the DuPage River. But these weren’t ordinary ducks. They raised funds for scholarships, social services and other charitable initiatives. The Shorewood Rotary hosted its annual Ducks 4 Bucks rubber duck derby on Aug. 25, a festive event at which thousands of little yellow rubber ducks are dumped over the Seil Road Bridge to “race” downstream to victory. Community members, supporters, business owners, and children all purchased the racing rubber ducks over the past few weeks in support of Rotary Charities. The numbered ducks were loaded up and subsequently dumped, in unison, into the water and headed toward the finish line. The fastest duck belonged to

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Winners include: 4th Kylan Monk - $100 Walmart 5th Bill Schallerer - $50 Boston Market Gift Card 6th Charity Ahlgrim - $50 Boston Market Gift Card 7th Mary Ann Egger - $25 Target Gift Card 8th Tim Eades - Home Depot Prize 9th Richard Barnes - $25 Cemeno’s Pizza Gift Card 10th John Lachat - $25 Cemeno’s Pizza Gift Card 11th Tim Eades - Home Depot Prize 12th Euqere Sparing - $20 Just Erica Egger/Submitted Photo Toni’s Gift Card 13th Gary Blando - $20 Just Several thousand ducks pour into the DuPage River Aug. 25 as Toni’s Gift Card 14th Dazius Mazciukuitis - $20 part of the Rotary Club’s annual Just Toni’s Gift Card Ducks 4 Bucks fundraiser. 15th Ken Kruchmal - Home Jake Wine, who was awarded Depot Prize $2,500 for his winning duck. 16th Matt Skelly - $10 Johnny’s Next across the line was the duck Beef & Gyro Gift Card belonging to Richard Barnes, 17th Liz Knoelkner - $10 who received $1,000.Third place Johnny’s Beef & Gyro Gift Card went to Liz Knoelkner, along See DUCKS, page 2 with $500.


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News

Shorewood Chamber, director part ways By Sherri Dauskurdas Staff Reporter

Just weeks after wrapping up its biggest event of the year, The Crossroads Festival, the Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce is facing an unexpected challenge: finding a new chamber director. Executive Director Lauren Alspaugh, hired by the chamber of commerce in May, is no longer employed by the organization, officials reported this weekend. “The chamber can confirm that Lauren Alspaugh is no longer its executive director, and that a mutually agreeable settlement of separation was reached,” said Chamber Board Chair Denise Schmidt. Beyond that brief comment, no additional details of the split have been released.

“The business of the Chamber is being conducted with interim staffing in place, with assistance of the Board of Directors, in an effort to meet the needs of our members while we take time to evaluate our staffing,” Denise Schmidt, chamber board chair A chamber veteran, Alspaugh came to Shorewood from Matteson, where she served as executive director for its chamber since 2007. She also served in a similar role for the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce from 1996 to 2004, before embarking on a stint in insurance sales and marketing. At the time of her hire, Schmidt said she believed Alspaugh would be“a tremendous asset”to chamber activities and looked forward to her “collaborative spirit.”

No information has been released as to a search or appointment of a replacement for Alspaugh, who could not be reached for comment. “The business of the Chamber is being conducted with interim staffing in place, with assistance of the Board of Directors, in an effort to meet the needs of our members while we take time to evaluate our staffing,” Schmidt said.“Our priority is moving the Chamber forward during transition.”

Trinity hires new school leader By Sherri Dauskurdas Staff Reporter

Trinity Christian School welcomed back more than 300 students Aug. 20, and with them came a new school administrator. Randy Peterson was named chief administrator of the Shorewood school earlier this summer. He was selected from a pool of 12 candidates from across the nation, and comes to Trinity with more than 30 years of experience in Christian education. “I believe in the Christian education philosophy,” Peterson said. “You’re not only giving students an education but you’re teaching them to serve God.”

DUCKS Continued from page 1 18th Aaron Dunnill - $10 Johnny’s Beef & Gyro Gift Card Last Place Duck - Sandra Fleck Buffalo Wild Wings Gift Basket Event Chairperson Erica Egger said nearly 2,500 ducks were sold to raise funds for the year’s coming charities, which include

Peterson’s career began shortly after high school, when he volunteered as basketball coach and athletic director at Kishwaukee Randy Peterson B a p t i s t School in Rockford. At just 19 years old he was coaching 17and 18-year-old athletes. It was that experience which Peterson credits for his desire to pursue a career in teaching. He earned a degree in education, with minors in Bible and physical education, from Baptist Bible College in

Springfield, Missouri. “I enjoy watching kids mature in their faith and knowledge,” Peterson said. “And now, I enjoy helping younger staff members grow in their vocation.” “We are blessed to have Mr. Peterson at Trinity,” said Frederick Alexander, Trinity Christian School board president. “His educational background and his devotion to Christian education provide an opportunity for continued growth in student enrollment and in fostering relationships with our churches and communities.” Peterson now lives in Newark with his wife Donna, youngest son Jordan, 21, and his mother-inlaw, Marian Kahle.

Shorewood H.U.G.S., Lamb’s Fold Women’s Center, United Cerebral Palsy of Illinois Prairieland, the Mark Staehely Make Your Mark Foundation, Operation: Mom’s Cookies, and Alliance for Smiles. “We would like to thank all our vendors that came out to help make Duck Day 2012 a successful community event,” she said. The U.S.Army hosted games and offered custom dog tags. Sky Jumps Inc. provided a DJ, face painting

and a bounce house. Sweets N Treats, TCBY, Pizza 4 U, and Babe’s Hot Dogs kept race-goers fed. “We are proud to provide this free family-friendly event,” Egger said. “The only cost for attendees was duck adoptions or food purchases. All games and activities were at no cost.” Miss the ducks? Another chance to race takes place at Plainfield River Days, Saturday Sept. 15, at Riverfront Park.

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City Council accepts $2 million SAFER grant By Jonathan Samples Staff Reporter

After considerable discussion, the Joliet City Council voted Monday to accept a $2 million federal grant that would allow the city to hire eight new firefighters. The federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant was awarded to Joliet on July 27, and will cover 100 percent of salary and benefits for the eight positions over a twoyear period. “We’re very happy to have been a recipient of the SAFER grant,” Fire Chief Joe Formhals said. “Currently about 400 communities annually receive the grant, and it’s a very competitive process.” According to City Manager Tom Thanas, the grant would save the city $2.4 million in overtime costs over the next two years. This savings and the ability to add additional firefighters are the main reasons Thanas recommended that the City Council accept the grant. “I think we have an incredible opportunity to use federal money to re-staff the Fire Department,” Thanas said. “I only wish we had the same opportunity with the Police Department, Public Works, Public Utilities and the City Manager’s Office. We don’t, but in this one area we have that opportunity.” The city will begin filling the positions immediately, drawing on a prospective candidate list. Formhals said the city will choose approximately 15 candidates to present to the

“I think we have an incredible opportunity to use

federal money to re-staff the Fire Department. I only wish we had the same opportunity with the Police Department, Public Works, Public Utilities and the City Manager’s Office.” Tom Thanas, City Manager Police and Fire Board. From those candidates, eight will be given a conditional offer of employment. Once a physical and vision test have been completed, any of the candidates who have not received certification will attend the fire academy. “We anticipate about six of [the new hires] will have to go through the academy,” Formhals said. “A couple of them should already have the needed certification and we’ll be able to bring them right on shift.” Those hires that need certification will enter the fire academy on Oct. 8. The academy is 10 weeks long, and Formhals said they will be ready to begin working in early- to midDecember.

Deciding Vote The council initially voted to table the decision on whether or not to accept the grant at their Aug. 7 meeting. Several council members were concerned that a provision in the grant would cause the city to lose money. The addition of eight firefighters would bring the department’s staffing level to 210 personnel,

and a staffing level provision requires the city to maintain this number for the two-year length of the grant. “I don’t want to make a knee jerk reaction, and I don’t want to gamble with tax payers’ money,” Councilwoman Jan Quillman said. “I don’t feel this is sustainable because if we have to hire 12 new fire fighters, that’s what’s going to cost us. I don’t know where this money is going to come from.” According to the grant, the city would have to hire additional firefighters if retirement, injury or any other reason caused the staffing level to drop below 210 personnel. Quillman and Councilman Larry Hug voted against accepting the grant Monday. However, a waiver of staffing maintenance requirements would allow the city to forgo filling vacant positions on a case-by-case basis. After looking into the waiver process, Thanas concluded that the city would likely receive the waiver, but he could not guarantee this outcome. “We believe there will be some See SAFER, page 5

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Prosecution to rest in Peterson trial By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

The prosecution in the murder trial of Drew Peterson is set to wrap up their case after both compelling testimony and several mishaps and a quick redirect is expected of the defense. Director of Paralegal Studies at Lewis University Huma Zia, J.D., said the case continues to be a difficult one to try and will no doubt be even harder for a jury to deliberate. Peterson is accused of killing his third wife Kathleen Savio. “The prosecution had a tough case, made even more difficult by their own mistakes—namely the fact that they made a series of blunders that compelled the trial court judge to consider approximately three motions

for a mistrial,” Zia said. “This certainly plays into whether the jury will trust the prosecution in providing credible witnesses.” She explains that the prosecution has a hard case from the start as the case rests on mostly circumstantial and hearsay evidence. “Remember, the prosecution has no physical evidence or direct witnesses putting Peterson in Kathleen Savio’s house the day she died,” Zia said. She further explains that the prosecution is relying on hearsay statements from various individuals, including friends and family, making it essential for them to convince the jury that the witnesses were credible. “The fact that the judge had

White Oak district begins renovations By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

The White Oak Library district continues to move forward with its renovations, this time in Lockport. The district has been on a quest to revamp its three libraries in Romeoville,

Lockport and Crest Hill ever since voters passed a $23 million referendum in February 2010, allowing the Des Plaines Valley Public Library District, now White Oak, to create new library spaces in the three towns. See WHITE OAK, page 10

to admonish the prosecutors numerous times may lead the jury to doubt the credibility of the witnesses or even the sincerity of the prosecution,” Zia said. “Once a jury loses trust in the prosecution, it is very difficult to regain that and that may backfire on the prosecution.” The prosecution called more than 30 witnesses. However, many of them were testifying to allowable hearsay statements, explained Zia. Yet some testimony did prove damaging to Peterson, including a forensic pathologist who conducted the second autopsy on Savio’s body and declared she died as the result of a homicide. In Zia’s opinion, the most recent witness who gave the most compelling testimony for the prosecution was Jeff

Pachter. Pachter told jurors that Peterson offered him $25,000 to hire a hit man to kill his wife while riding with him in Peterson’s squad car. “That is damaging testimony for Peterson,” Zia said. Next, the defense will present their case in chief and can request a motion to dismiss or a motion for a directed verdict in the case, asserting that the prosecution has not met its burden of proving Peterson guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, Zia explained. “Such motions are common,” said Zia. “The defense can even rest without calling any witnesses and go straight to closing arguments. Both scenarios appear unlikely and the defense will start calling its witnesses. From my understanding they plan on

wrapping up their case within two days. In fact, the less time they take may prove to be favorable for the defense as it will again emphasize that the prosecution has only circumstantial evidence and hearsay statements for its case—which the defense will argue is not enough to prove the prosecution met its burden.” The defense is expected to call witnesses that would include officers who initially investigated Savio’s death in order to counter a prosecution argument that the police acted incompetently. Zia said the biggest question would be whether the defense calls Drew Peterson himself to the stand, though she says it appears unlikely. katauskas@buglenewspapers.com


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Electrical aggregation ‘opt-in’ approved for willing Joliet residents By Jonathan Samples Staff Reporter

Joliet residents and small business owners will soon be able to “opt-in” to an aggregate rate for their electricity use. The City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that allows anyone using less than 100 kilowatt/hours per month to optin to a contract with FirstEnergy Solutions, the company chosen by the Will County Governmental League for their electricity supply. “This will not change anything in the way electricity is delivered,” Thanas said. “ComEd will still be the delivery agent… The voters decided last March they don’t want the city telling them who their electric provider will be. They get to choose, and here’s their chance to choose.” City officials estimate that residents who opt-in to the program will cut their bills by 40 percent, which equals roughly $300 to $400 in savings per year. An official letter from the city of Joliet will be sent out in the fall to inform residents of the opt-in program and to provide instructions on how to sign up for the cheaper rate. “We’ll be very careful in how this gets explained to the public,” Thanas said. “We’ll work

SAFER Continued from page 3 retirements,” Thanas said. “We would certainly apply for the waiver. I think we make a good case because of our financial situation.” Regardless of whether retirements forced the city to seek out the waiver and regardless of whether or not the city was granted the waiver, Thanas is confident that elimination of overtime costs within the Fire Department will save the city money in the long run. The estimated number of firefighters that could retire in the next two years varied greatly between those presented by Formhals and those presented by Quilman. Estimates ranged from

with schools, associations [and] neighborhood organizations, making sure we get the word out with media releases, website postings, e-mail blasts, however we can.” Victoria Johnson, spokesperson for FirstEnergy said residents should beware of competitors and scammers. “Many of the names of these companies sound the same,” Johnson said. “Basically when they sign up they have to be very careful. We’ll talk to people, and they think they already signed up. But when they see the bill, they see it’s not FirstEnergy.” Joliet residents voted down a March 20 referendum, which would have allowed them to purchase their electricity as part of a much larger aggregate group. The Will Electrical Aggregation Group, which is composed of 16 municipalities and roughly 300,000 people, negotiated a rate of 4.83 cents per kilowatt/hour. Joliet residents currently pay a rate of 8.32 cents per kilowatt/hour. Under the opt-in rate, Joliet residents who sign up for the program would pay a rate of 4.9 cents per kilowatt/hour. For more information, visit FirstEnergy Solutions’ website at www.fes.com. jsamples@buglenewspapers.com

two or three to as high 25 over the life of the grant. “I went over the seniority list, and I went back to 25 years [on the job], and I came up with a number of 25 retirees before this two years is up,” Quillman said. Formhals said that most retirements happen when a firefighter reaches 30 years on the job. None of the current Fire Department personnel will reach this number until after the grant expires, but Formhals said that sometimes there are exceptions. “There could be individuals that leave,” Formhals said.“You have to have 20 years on and be 50 years of age to be eligible to retire.” Regardless of those potential retirees, Formhals said he does not anticipate more than two or three retirements. jsamples@buglenewspapers.com

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

Joliet Carlos Johnson, 36, 1131 E. Cass, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 24 at 1:44 a.m. at 151 N. Joliet for criminal trespass to land.

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Joanna V. Sterrett, 33, 302 Romayne Ave., was arrested on Aug. 24 at 3:06 p.m. at 1850 McDonough for domestic battery.

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Jeremy R. Amos, 27, 165 Wallace, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 24 at 6:39 p.m. on McDonough and Des Plaines for criminal trespass to state supported land, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and no FOID card.

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Erica Thomas, 25, 833 Copley, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 24 at 5:52 p.m. at 150 W. Washington for domestic battery.

Justin R. Davila, 23, 565 Elwood, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 24 at 11:20 p.m. on Benton and Maple for possession of cannabis.

Fallon S. Washington, 29, 1122 Woodruff, was arrested on Aug. 24 at 12:21 p.m. on Plainfield and Waverly for endangering the life or health of a child.

Daniel Lopez, 20, 417 Leach, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 24 at 11:41 p.m. on Cass and Highland Park for possession of cannabis and obstructing identification.

David E. Cockream, 37, 200 Nobes, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 24 at 12:48 p.m. on Youngs and Dover for domestic battery and possession of cannabis.

Juan C. Pava, 30, 222 Parks, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 24 at 12:05 a.m. at the residence for domestic battery.

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Clayton D. Ferguson, 36, 1223 California, was arrested on Aug. 24 at 3:06 p.m. at 1850 McDonough for domestic battery.

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Ahmed Aloush, 21, 16701 Oneida Drive, Lockport, was arrested on Aug. 25 at 4:15 p.m. at 3340 Mall Loop for theft.

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Lidia C.Diaz,32,201 Stevens, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 25 at 4:27 p.m. at 815 N. Larkin for cruelty to animals.

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Melvin D. Franklin, 40, 621 N. Center, was arrested on Aug. 25 at 8 a.m. at 225 N. Hickory for domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence.

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Sherry M. Ward, 46, 314 Lime, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 25 at 2 a.m. at 2123 Belmont for domestic battery.

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Jerome Blackmon, 63, 2123 Belmont, was arrested on Aug. 25 at 2 a.m. at 2123 Belmont for unlawful use of a weapon and possessing ammo without a FOID card.

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Tailor L. Siqueira, 48, 803 John St., Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 25 at 7:26 a.m. at 803 John for public indecency.

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Ruiz, 39, 715 17 Bernardino Cleveland, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 25 at 3:42 p.m. on 321 S. Larkin for cruelty to animals. Michael D. Gill, 42, 203 Union, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 25 at the residence for

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domestic battery. Edward L. Joseph, 34, 508 Sehring, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 25 at 8:51 p.m. in the 1500 block of Fairmount for criminal trespass to state supported land.

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David M. McNichols, 47, 1012 Clement, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 25 at 9:58 p.m. at 1010 Clement for resisting/ obstructing a police officer and criminal trespass to real property.

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Laurice D. Conner, 22, 6549 Minerva, Chicago, was arrested on Aug. 25 at 3:11 a.m. at 358 N. Broadway for criminal trespass to real property.

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Scott E. Williamson, 43, 403 Doris, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 26 at 2:52 p.m. at 1590 N. Larkin for retail theft.

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Timothy S. Budz, 45, 215 Illinois, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 26 at 3:21 p.m. at the residence for domestic battery.

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Adalberto Huaracha, 33, 1252 Idabright Drive, Plainfield, was arrested on Aug. 26 at 8:57 p.m. in the 1500 block of River for DUI/alcohol and blood alcohol content over .08.

Jonathan D. Banks, 29, 923 Lois, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 25 at 1:22 a.m. at 1007 Lois for domestic battery.

Carl Johnson, 49, 26 W. Clinton, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 26 at 9:43 p.m. at the residence for resisting/ obstructing a police officer and leaving the scene of an accident.

Michael S. Ledving, 31, 1019 Shagbark, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 25 at 1:36 a.m. in the 1700 block of Route 59 for possession of cannabis.

Victor Arenas-Herrera, 45, 205 Romayne, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 26 at 1:08 a.m. at 413 Meeker for criminal trespass to real property.

Austin J. Flanagan, 20, 711 Oakland, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 25 at 11:43 p.m. at 711 Oakland for domestic battery.

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Antonio Saguilan, 30, 816 Meeker, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 25 at 12:04 a.m. on Collins and Meeker for possession of controlled substance.

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Schools

Joliet Central High School teachers receive honors Two Joliet Central High School teachers were recently honored by the Illinois Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers Association for exemplary service and achievement. Central teacher Susan Kulevich was awarded the IFACTSA Outstanding Teacher of the Year award for her work with technology in the classroom, and for being a leader and mentor at Joliet Central High School and Olivet Nazarene University. The Outstanding Teacher of the Year award recognizes teachers who are providing outstanding Family and Consumer Sciences programs for youth in their respective fields and communities. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs that are serving

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Jeanne Uffmann and Susan Kulevich hold awards from the Illinois Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers Association.

to improve and promote FACS and Career and Technical Education. Joliet Central teacher Jeanne Uffmann received an award for 25 years of service to IFACTSA.

Professionals Hair Design Academy was also recognized as a Friend of IFACSTA, for their participation with the local high schools in providing/promoting career opportunities.

JTHS student earns scholarship for robotics competition Joliet Township High School student Adam Graham was recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship to DePaul University for his role in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Graham was one of several JTHS students who were given 45 days to construct, design and build a workable robot for the competition that took place on March 22-24.

“Adam exemplified the values set forth by FRC as a leader and a team player,” District Project Director Carol Collins said. “He would involve the younger students in his efforts to ensure that when he graduated in May 2012, our team, the Joliet Cyborgs, would have a knowledgeable computer programmer.” Graham was accepted into

DePaul’s College of Computing and Digital Media prior to receiving the scholarship award. “We are very proud of Adam and the rest of the Joliet Cyborgs on their work in the FIRST Robotics Competition,” Collins said.“The efforts did not go unnoticed and we happily congratulate Adam on his scholarship.”

JWHS science teacher receives outstanding teacher award Joliet West High School teacher Ronald Fonck was recently awarded the 201112 Outstanding Teacher of Science Award by the Illinois Science Teachers Association/ ExxonMobil Committee. “The award is given to the teacher that best demonstrates extraordinary accomplishment in science teaching and demonstrates accomplishments that go beyond normal classroom teaching,” ISTA President Carol Baker said. “Our awards committee was

impressed with Mr. Fonck’s accomplishments.” Fonck will be recognized at the ISTA’s Annual State Conference on Nov.1 through 3 in Springfield. He will also receive a $1,000 award and membership benefits to the ISTA. “We are proud of Mr. Fonck’s achievement and congratulate him on this well-deserved honor,” Joliet West High School Principal Teresa Gibson said.“He is role model at Joliet West High School and truly exemplifies the characteristics of this award.”


Calendar ONGOING Joliet-Area YMCA’s NFL Flag Football League. Open to area students, ages 7-11, this fun-filled program provides children and their families with an opportunity to enjoy the football experience every time they step onto the field. All games will be played on Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m., at the Galowich Family YMCA, 749 Houbolt Road in Joliet. Practices and games will get underway on September 22, and run through mid-November. Registration closes Sept. 29. Cost is $60 for Full Members and $85 for Program Members. To register, call the Greater Joliet Area YMCA at 815-729-9622. Cruise for the Cure Car Cruise Event. 5 to 8 p.m. every Saturday. AACCEL is helping the Pink Heals Tour by raising money to battle cancer in our community. 100% of funds raised will be kept within our community! DJ, drawings, raffles, food, bean bags, horse shoes, fun for the kids, balloons, face painting, bounce house. AACCEL is located at 3500 Mall Loop Dr. Joliet, IL 60431 (Behind the Louis Joliet Mall). For more information call 815-577-6193 or e-mail info@aaccel.com Bingo at St. Mary Nativity Catholic School. Every Friday at 7 p.m. in the school gym. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the kitchen opens at 5 p.m. Pull tabs go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and cards at 6 p.m. First game starts at 7 p.m. All are most welcome to come and play. “Hooks & Needles” Needlecraft Club. Second Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Lockport Branch Library, Gaylord Building, 200 W. 8th Street. Bring your needlework or other craft projects to work on, and sit back and enjoy chatting and sharing skills with other “crafters.” Refreshments will be offered! Please register with the Adult Services Desk. To register, or for further information on this program, please contact the Lockport Branch Library at 815838-0755, or check our website at http://www.whiteoaklibrary. org. Serenity On Sunday AlAnon Family Group. Sundays from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, 25050 W. Eames Street, Channahon. The only

requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.There are no fees or dues. Each group is self-supporting with voluntary contributions. As a mutual helping group, there is no other affiliation. Feel free to visit www.niafg.org for more information or to leave a message on the Al-Anon line at 815-773-9623. Breastfeeding Mother’s Support Group Meeting. 10 a.m. at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Group in the LDRP Class Room, 333 N. Madison St., Joliet (second floor). Babies are welcome. Bring your breastfeeding questions, concerns and success stories. Meets on the third Friday of each month at 10 a.m. Call the Lactation Hotline for more details 815-725-7133, ext. 3890 or visit our events page online. Rockdale Lions Club Weekly Bingo. On Mondays door will open at 4 p.m., the early bird game will start at 6 p.m. and regular games start at 7 p.m. So come on out to our club at 48 Meadow Ave. in Rockdale, IL for an evening of bingo and fun. Contact our club at 815-729-3201 or Lion Steve at 815-791-8282 or Lion Wayne at 708-341-4433. Joliet Lupus Support Group Meeting. 6:15 - 8 p.m. at the Provena Physical Rehab & Sports Injury Center, 2132 Jefferson St. (in Marycrest Plaza), Joliet. Anyone with lupus or a family member or friend with lupus is welcome to join this group. Meeting dates for 2012 are on the 4th Wednesdays of odd months: 7/25, 9/26, and 11/28. Contact Tari at (815) 3512544 or e-mail: tlapurdue82@ gmail.com. Go www.lupus.org for more information on lupus. Hadassah Book Club. Meets monthly to discuss books by Jewish authors; call the office for details, 815-741-4600. Lunch and Learn. A wonderful way to study the Torah! Thursdays, noon – 1:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per week; please RSVP at 815-741-4600. WomenHeart Support Group. Meetings are on the second Thursday of each month from 6-8 p.m. in the PSJMC Conference Room A at 333 N. Madison St., Joliet. WomenHeart of Joliet is here for you to provide the support,

education and friendships that you need to live well with heart disease. WomenHeart will offer information and support that you may not find with your friends and loved ones. We can share fears, thoughts, and concerns in a relaxed and caring environment. For more information or agenda please call Michele at (815) 703-4142. Birth after Cesarean. This group meets the first Monday every month in Romeoville from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please come for encouragement, support, and information to plan for your natural birth after cesarean. All babes-in-arms are welcome too. Call Melanie at 253-861-5897 or VBACesarean@aol.com with any questions. Citizens Against Ruining the Environment. Every third Monday of the month at 6-7:30 p.m. at SOS Children’s Village, 17545 Village Lane, Lockport. This volunteer non-profit environmental organization is dedicated to serving Will County and the surrounding area. For more information or a meeting agenda, call Ellen Rendulich at 815-834-1611. Are you affected by someone’s drinking? Open meetings are held every third Friday of the month from 7 p.m.8:30 p.m. at 265 Republic Ave. in Joliet. Contact Al-anon/Alateen at 815-773-9623 or visit www. niafg.org for more information. Circle of Hope Al-Anon Family Group. Sundays at 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Joliet Alano Club (back entrance), 265 Republic Ave. in Joliet. This on-going support group with no fees or dues is for all families and friends of problem drinkers, especially those who are affected today by growing up in an alcoholic home. For more information contact Al-Anon/Alateen 815-773-9623  or visit www.niafg.org for more information Strive 4 Hope. Second and fourth Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. at the Joliet Moose Lodge #300, 25 Springfield Ave., Joliet. This is a support group, which welcomes all cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, and friends. Call Sharon at 815-3495458 or Carrie at 815-730-0134 for more information. Need a Job or GED Classes? Education Service Network

THE BUGLE/SENTINEL AUGUST 29, 2012 NFP Inc.’s Career Seekers GED/Workforce program, a program of the Regional Office of Education is located at 179 North Chicago St. Joliet, Illinois 60432. We offer GED classes/resume preparation/ job placement for participants between the ages of 16 and 21. Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon; Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. We also offer

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GED classes at our satellite site at the Friendship Centre at HighPoint, 175 South HighPoint Drive, Romeoville on Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information call 815774-8902 or 815-774-8922. Breast cancer support group. 7-8:30 p.m. at Joliet Oncology-Hematology Associates, 2614 West Jefferson See CALENDAR, page 10


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1,250 attend Biggert job fair

WHITE OAK Continued from page 4

By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

Nearly 1,250 job seekers came out to a job fair hosted this Wednesday by U.S. Representative Judy Biggert (R-Ill.) who believes economic growth and job creation is the number one issue facing the country. From the American Bar Association to Walmart, close to 100 employers were on site at the Romeoville Recreation Center to accept applications and meet with prospective employees. For Plainfield resident Steve Richardson who has been out of work for almost a year, it was a chance and getting back into the field. “I need to find something—I still have a few years ahead of me to work,” Richardson said. “At least this seems like there is quite a bit of opportunity here.” And for employers like J. Michael Scheppach of TF Cable Americas, who just opened a warehouse in Bolingbrook, it

CALENDAR Continued from page 9 St., Joliet. The Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month. For more information call Pattie at 815-436-7640. Diabetes Support Group. 7 p.m. at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center, 333 N. Madison St., Joliet. Support Group for adults with diabetes, support person welcome. Different topics will be discussed each month. Share your experiences and learn as you work towards achieving control over your diabetes. Meetings on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Call 815-725-7133 ext. 3224 for more info. Wii Gaming Afternoons. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. at the Shorewood Public Library. Stop by to use the library’s Wii, set up in the Young Adult area. No early registration required, just sign up on the day at the reference desk for 30-minute slots. Bring your friends for multiplayer, or sign up on your own. Ages 13-18 only.

was an opportunity to meet with candidates face-to-face, instead of hiring through a temp agency. “We are a growing company and we have a number of positions open from warehouse to sales,” Scheppach said. Biggert said she believes the event was successful, offering a wealth of different options for those seeking employment. However, she also said that she feels government has done a disservice to small businesses and is concerned about looming tax hikes scheduled to occur on Jan. 1, 2013. She spoke of her recent support for H.R. 8, the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act, which would prevent automatic tax hikes from taking effect come January. “Taxpayers in Illinois are under enough financial pressure -- they need certainty, relief, and jobs,” said Biggert. “This legislation will ensure that middle-class families and employers aren’t blindsided

Pool Classes for Arthritis. Every Tuesday and Thursday in the Willow Falls Recreation Center, 1691 Willow Circle Dr., Crest Hill. Morning and evening classes are available. For details and registration call Valerie Brockman at 815-773-6229. Young Widows Support Group. Meets once a month at varying locations in the Plainfield/Joliet area. Open to those who have lost a partner and are ready to begin healing and moving forward in life by sharing their experiences with others.Children are welcome.For more information please contact Amanda at widowswearstilettos chicagosw@yahoo.com.

AUGUST 29 Jobs4Success 2012. 1 to 4 p.m. at the Ballroom of the Renaissance Center, 214 N. Ottawa St. his job fair is cohosted by Will County, Joliet Junior College Workforce Development, and the Will County Center For Economic Development. If you have any questions, please contact Scott Kettman of the Workforce Services Division of Will County at skettman@willcountyillinois. com or call 815.723.3880.

on January 1st with a return of the marriage penalty, the AMT, higher rates on capital gains, dividends, estates and painful tax hikes on income. Some say that the only option is to raise the top two tax rates, which would hit 53 percent of all small business income. That would cost our economy over 700,000 jobs at a time when middle-class families can least afford it. Congress needs to put politics aside and give the American people the economic certainty they deserve.” Biggert said she is still holding on to an optimistic ideal, as she did when she first started office some 14 years ago, that both sides can come together to create a legislation that will serve the people. “Employers were very enthusiastic and people want to work,” Biggert said. “It goes so far when someone can say, ‘I got a job—it builds people’s self esteem. That’s what we need.” katauskas@buglenewspapers.com

AUGUST 30 Family to Family Education Program. 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the NAMI Will-Grundy office, 417 S. Taylor St., 2E, Joliet. NAMI Will Grundy will sponsor the NAMI Family to Family Education Program specifically for families of person diagnosed with a mental illness. The program will run for 12 weeks. The course will cover information about schizophrenia, the mood disorders (bipolar disorder and major depression), panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder; coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse; basic information about medications; listening and communication techniques; problem-solving skills; recovery and rehabilitation; and selfcare around worry and stress. The NAMI Family –to-Family Education Course is free. For more information or to register, call Joyce MacGirvin 815-2129151. 38th Season of “Concerts On The Hill” Season Grand Finale. 6:30 p.m. at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park, 201 W. Jefferson St. One more free concert!The seasons grand finale will feature the Joliet Township High School Orchestra, Midwest

The completely renovated Romeoville branch debuted early this summer with much appreciation from its patrons. The final touches including the self-check out systems are complete. “As for the Romeoville facility, we are just loving it and so are the patrons,” said Executive Director Scott Pointon. “We have the three self-check machines installed and they are working well.The patrons really like them at the busy times because they don’t have to wait in line to check out their materials.” The goal for the district’s smallest library in Crest Hill, and in need of most repair, was a new building. The district closed on a deal for three acres of land on Kubinski Drive located just north of Menards at Caton Farm and Weber Roads. The new facility is now being built with the first of the concrete footings just placed. Pointon

Crossroad Chorus of Sweet Adelines International and the Joliet American Legion Band. Concessions are available, picnic baskets welcome. Bring blankets and chairs for hill seating. Free parking.

AUGUST 31 Downtown Joliet Farmer’s Market. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chicago Street and Van Buren Plaza. The Downtown Farmers Market is held each Friday during the summer and features a variety of vendors including fresh fruit and produce, Avon, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, soaps, bakery, cookies, breads, pizza, hummus/olives, art work, purses, jewelry, fresh flowers and plants, wall hangings and much more!

SEPTEMBER 2 Crest Hill Lions Club 50th Anniversary Luau. 12 to 9 p.m. at St. Joseph Park, Joliet. The event will feature food, beer and bingo. Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band will also perform at 5:30 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 4 Theracore Arthritis. 7 to 8 p.m. at Challenge Fitness, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave. Learn what

expects a completion date of September 2013. In Lockport, the library district is expected to break ground for its addition to the facility. Pointon said the Lockport project consists of a complete remodel including an addition. The existing two-story portion of the building will be completely gutted and refurbished. The small, single story wing on the west end of the building will be removed completely, and a new twostory addition will be built in its place. “With this addition, we can easily and efficiently add an elevator and ADA-compliant restrooms,” said Pointon. “In fact, once completed the entire building will meet all modern accessibility codes.” Renovation of the Lockport library began earlier this year. During the renovation, the library was relocated to the historic Gaylord building. Pointon said he expects the project to get underway this September and finish in October 2013. katauskas@buglenewspapers.com

you can do to help treat your arthritis symptoms and maintain an active lifestyle. Get all your questions answered! Fee: $10 Resident & Non-resident. For more information, visit www. lockportpark.org or call 815838-3621, ext. 0.

SEPTEMBER 5 Voter Registration. 10 a.m. at Joliet Junior College’s Main Campus. If you have not registered to vote, you will be able to do so at Mainstreet 2012. You must be at least 18 years of age by election day and provide 2 ID’s (both with your name but at least one with current address). For more information, contact Pam Dilday at 815-280-2755.

SEPTEMBER 7 Downtown Joliet Farmer’s Market. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chicago Street and Van Buren Plaza. The Downtown Farmers Market is held each Friday during the summer and features a variety of vendors including fresh fruit and produce, Avon, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, soaps, bakery, cookies, breads, pizza, hummus/olives, art work, purses, jewelry, fresh flowers and plants, wall hangings and much more!


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1 Espresso concoction 6 Pile 10 With 13-Across, coming-out phrase? 13 See 10-Across 14 Surprisingly, the Rays don’t play there 15 Something to pick 16 Dairy food for a haunted house? 18 “CSI” proof 19 Campfire whopper 20 Mer flow 21 More revolting 23 Boxed Brie? 26 Shower head, maybe 29 Georgetown athlete 30 Outlet store abbr. 31 Thwart the reelection bid of 34 Sask. neighbor 38 With 41-Across, pancake-flavored drink? 40 Priest’s vestment

41 See 38-Across 42 Drifting, maybe 43 Pedicure stone 45 Parliament vote 46 Literary __ 48 Runs the show 50 Snacks for an all-nighter? 55 Goldbricks 56 App with a Buddy List 57 __ vez: Spaniard’s “again” 61 Flee 62 Dinner dish decorated for a king? 65 Sugar suffix 66 Filled a hold with 67 Western 68 Kitten’s cry 69 Checked out 70 Set of principles

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1 Like some lingerie 2 Uttar Pradesh tourist city 3 Stratum 4 Medium state? 5 Bugler with horns 6 With “The,” city with a lake called the Hofvijver at its center 7 It has six toes 8 Fuzzy fruit 9 Weather forecast word 10 Sundance entry, usually 11 Pitchfork parts 12 Gape 14 Perfectly 17 Be homesick (for) 22 Name that means “cool breeze” in Hawaiian 24 Casanova 25 Abu __ 26 Flaky mineral 27 Boots an easy grounder 28 Arbor Day planting 32 Spa offering 33 Popular street

name 35 “Correct answer” sound 36 “... Prince Albert in __?” 37 Ring jinglers 39 Conceals sneakily 41 Boo bird’s call 43 Depict 44 Cupcake filling 47 Emotionally unavailable type 49 Weather map line 50 Drive insert 51 Stir 52 One of Nixon’s vices? 53 Made like a crow 54 Good-hearted 58 Spot for un chapeau 59 Lou of The Velvet Underground 60 __-Cuban music 63 William Browne’s “Awake, faire Muse,” e.g. 64 Sawbones

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Get your show on the road. Be enthusiastic about games, sports, or drop-in visitors. Make the most of shared hours with loved ones and friends as numerous projects in the week ahead could keep you apart.

Darkness is banished when light bulbs go off in your head. A magazine, trade journal or even a headline can give you the necessary nudge to set important matters rolling merrily along this week.

Courage is needed to stand up and speak; courage is also required to sit down and listen. In the week to come, be fearless about discussing your principles, but be sure to be quiet and listen to others, too.

If at first you don’t succeed, keep on trying. If you refuse to embrace a unique opportunity, you lose the prize as surely as if you failed. In the week to come, don’t let fear of failure hold you back.

You can win if you remember that your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. Trust your own judgment when spending money this week, but don’t become sidetracked by the opinions of others.

Be superlative. Remember that the difference between being ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. People will be impressed by your industry this week - but will be more impressed by added bonuses.

Use your imagination. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings. In the week to come, write down your ideas and goals and remember that there is no limit to wishes.

You can only truly become yourself by giving up on the idea of perfection. In the week to come, however, you might find some personal areas that require improvement.

Take no prisoners. An ability to make a deal that is beneficial to both sides is enhanced in the week ahead. Your business sense is in tiptop shape; you can get sound advice when needed.

History is not your destiny. You have the common sense to resist temptations that you know from experience might not pan out in your favor. Everyone finds you irresistible in the week ahead.

Please yourself. It isn’t necessary to turn on the razzle-dazzle to impress your friends in the week ahead. Your popularity won’t drop a notch if you are only involved in simple everyday routine tasks.

You don’t need dark glasses to avoid the paparazzi in the week to come. You shouldn’t play hard to get. A relationship with no trust is like a cellphone with no service, all you can do is play games.

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Previous puzzle ’s answers

Previous puzzle ’s answers

Previous puzzle ’s answers Jumbles: • TAWNY • VYING • JUGGLE • PALACE

Answer:

When the stagehand couldn’t get the lights to work, he kept -- “PLUGGING” AWAY


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INSIDE: Season’s first Super Seven out, page 14; Crest Hill All-Stars earn top billing in Illinois, page 15

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Central opens well despite loss Online @ buglenewspapers.com

By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

New Joliet Central coach Brett Boyter told the players after the players after their 24-14 loss to Rich Central Saturday that there were no moral victories for a close loss. He also told the Steelmen not to hang their heads and to be proud of the effort they put up in a game that easily could have been a win. “Not any moral victories and the guys are going to take this hard, but hopefully the guys see on film the good things that they did and know that if they tighten up the ship a little bit, next time they are going to get the win,” Boyter said. “They had two big plays and too many big penalties, but we can correct those. It’s not like we were outmatched physically or out-coached or anything like that.” The Steelmen posted a pair of well-orchestrated drives for their two scores, only to have the Olympians answer fast. Rich Central scored twice early to go up 12-0 before Joliet Central answered with its first score. Sylvester Bellamy broke free up the middle from the 11-yard line, but fumbled the ball into the end zone around the 2-yard line. Teammate Trevian Neal recovered the loose ball in the end zone for the first Steelman score with 2 minutes, 40 seconds left in the first half. Three plays later, however, Olympains’ quarterback Jeremiah Mitchell found Jalen Bovia wide open down the left sideline for a 52-yard touchdown. Rich Central again missed the 2-point conversion try, making the game 18-6 at the half. The Steelmen again put

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Joliet Central’s Sylvester Bellamy runs up the middle during the Steelmen’s loss to Reavis last week.

together a quality, 12-play drive in the second half, resulting in a 3-yard touchdown run by Malik Neal on his only carry of the game. Bellamy ran in the 2-point conversion making score 18-14. However,Rich Central’sWilliam Berry returned the ensuing kickoff 83 yards to pay dirt to put again put the Olympians up by 10. It was the lone Rich Central score of the second half, as the Joliet defense held them scoreless after the break. “We shut them out in the second half and they really only had one real drive on us,”

UP NEXT @ Joliet Central

Gametime:

Reavis

7 pm Friday

Who to watch: Carlos Curry QB (Joliet Central) Jose Romero QB (Reavis)

Boyter said. “We gave them a short field on one (after a firstquarter fumble) and the two big plays.” Joliet Central quarterback

Carlos Curry led the Steelmen offense, gaining 107 yards on 19 carries, while Bellamy added 86 yards on 20 totes. Six different Steelmen carried the ball and Curry hit six different receivers with passes. “We have good players and when our offense is working, Carlos is distributing,” Boyter said. “He really knows when to keep it, when to give it and when to pitch it. After some first-game jitters early on you could tell Carlos was really starting to own that offense. We need to sustain drives and have 12, 14, 16 play drives that eat up eight minutes off the clock.”

Curry knows he has playmakers around him on offense. “The offense we have is good and we have a lot of players that can perform and make plays for us so we just try and get the ball in the guy’s hands that can do it,” he said.“We are here to compete this year. This game didn’t go as planned, but we have to prepare for next week.” The Steelmen travel to Burbank Friday night to face Reavis, who also was winless a year ago.Reavis won its season opener 56-24 over Chicago Solorio Academy, who opened in 2010 and has football for the first time this year. mark@buglenewspapers.com


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West rolls in season opener By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

FOOTBALL 1. Bolingbrook 2. Maine South 3. JCA 4. Plainfield Central 5. Notre Dame 6. Downers North 7. Downers South

TENNIS 1. Benet 2. Downers South 3. Maine South 4. Lockport 5. Plainfield North 6. Plainfield East 7. Joliet

BOYS SOCCER 1. Benet 2. Plainfield Central 3. Downers North 4. Lisle 5. Maine East 6. Plainfield North 7. Downers South

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL 1. Benet 2. JCA 3. Minooka 4. Niles West 5. Downers North 6. Lockport 7. Plainfield North

BOYS CROSS 1. Plainfield South 2. Minooka 3. Plainfield East 4. Maine South 5. Niles West 6. Notre Dame 7. Downers North

GIRLS CROSS 1. Maine South 2. Downers North 3. Downers South 4. Minooka 5. Plainfield Central 6. Lockport 7. Plainfield South Rankings are compiled by Mark Gregory and Scott Taylor.

Joliet West scored on the first possession of the game and never looked back, posting a 41-0 halftime lead en route to a 48-0 win over Thornridge.

PREP ROUNDUP Quarterback Ashton McCullough rushed for 68 yards and passed for 62 yards. Korey Rogers had 54 yards

rushing and caught a 54-yard TD. Jordan Brown caught two balls for 118 yards, including an 86-yard TD on a screen pass. Kameron Hargrove carried the ball 11 times for 79 yards. Anthony DiNardo completed both of his passes for 140 yards and two TDs. • Minooka got down by two touchdowns early and Minooka could not come back as the Redskins won 14-6. Two field goals from Jacob

Stytz, one from 30 yards and one from 32, were all the scoring Minooka got.

BOYS X COUNTRY Joey Santillo ran a 15:23 to win the individual title and lead Minooka (18 points) as it won the Normal West Invitational. Alex Pierce was second in 15:36, while Cam Knudsen (3rd, 16:17), Erik Brick (4th, 16:45) and Donaven Paramo (7th, 16:58) rounded out the top

five.

GIRLS X COUNTRY Minooka tallied 27 points to win the Normal West Invite. Caliegh Beverly paced the Indians and was fourth overall in 19 minutes, 47 seconds. Kaitlyn Chetney (5th, 19:55), Laura Simon (6th, 20:06), Moira McAsey (9th, 20:16) and Haley McNamara (11th, 20:23) See ROUNDUP, page 18


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The Crest Hill All-Stars went 18-2. Team members are: Brandon Cox, Nolan Edwards, Terry Young, Deiondre Taylor, Tyler Nunn, Jonathan Allison, Jack Allison, Julian Ornelas, Matt Taller, Nick Jones, Chris Jarrett, Rico Gonzalez and Grant Conklin. Manager is Joe Marshall, coaches, Rich Taller and Bob Edwards.

Crest Hill again top Illinois team Despite going 1-2 in the PONY Zone in Bay City, Michigan, Crest Hill Pony Division All-Stars came home as Illinois State Champs. The other Illinois teams, Ottawa and Vienna both went 0-3m as Crest Hill’s lone win came against Vienna. Crest Hill (18-2 in All-Stars) defeated Ottawa in the regional championship game. In their first game of Zone, they lost to Bay County, Michigan 6-4. Matt Taller was the losing pitcher striking out 12, allowing five hits. Crest Hill outhit Bay City 7-5. Deiondre Taylor singled and

doubled, while Jonathan Allison had two doubles, Taller doubled. Nolan Edwards and Brandon Cox had hits. In their second game Crest Hill defeated Vienna 17-6. Allison came in to relieve Taylor trailing 5-4 in the fourth inning. Allison struck out six, walked one, allowed no hits and gave up one unearned run. He also singled and hit a pair of home runs, driving in five RBI. Taller had two singles and a home run, while Grant Conklin

had two hits, Nolan Ewdards and Tyler Nunn had hits and Julian Ornelas doubled. In their final game, Crest Hillfell to Lafayette, Indiana 119. Crest Hill had to take an 8-7 lead going into the bottom of the sixth inning. Lafayette took the lead on a pair of home runs. Taller was the losing pitcher striking out 10. Ornelas had two singles and a double. Taller and Edwards each had two hits, while Taylor doubled. Nick Jones, Allison, Young, and Chris Jarrett had hits.

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Angels have eye on state By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

A year ago, the JCA girls golf team made school history advancing to the state tournament for the first time ever and while coach Kathy Major thinks a return trip is possible, she knows the road will be more difficult.

GIRLS GOLF First off, the Angels expect to be back in Class AA this season after dropping to Class A last year. “It will be a tougher route because this year we will be in AA,” Major said. “There are a lot of great Class A schools, but it is going to be a little more difficult. I still think we can have a lot of success, we just need to keep improving like we are and put it all together like we did last year.” Major said no matter the class level, last year’s success gave confidence to the top four golfers. “They gained a lot of confidence from it all last year,” she said. “They are a group that gets along real well and you get a little success and that all works together.” Those returning players are seniors Claire O’Connor, Maddy Troha, Carmella Bolin and Alexa McClintock, all four in their fourth season on the varsity team. Troha (99), O’Conner (104) and Bolin (108) were the top three scorers for the Angels at the sectional tournament a year ago, while McClintock (143) played but did not score. “They are a really close group to be around,” Major said. “They are a great group to be around. We have started off fast so far this season and they have gotten better every time out so far this year and if we can continue to do that, we will have a lot of success this year.”

JOLIET TOWNSHIP While Joliet might not have that one dominant player this season, they are going to use a balanced group approach to be competitive in most every meet and tournament they are in. “Our scores are already down from last year,” said Joliet coach

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JCA’s Maddy Troha is one of four seniors back looking for a return trip to the state meet.

Brian Koehne. “We just don’t have that standout golfer this year, we have a lot of depth. We have four girls that can shoot in the 90s, we just don’t have that one golfer to go real low and set us apart.” Because of that, Koehne said he will use the weapon he has. “We told them we have to be consistent,” Koehne said. “We told the girls in every 18-hole tournament, we want four girls under 100. “In our own invite, which was our only tournament, we had three girls in the 90s and one right at 100. “I think we have some depth that other teams don’t have and

because of that, we should be able to compete. It will be tough to be the Lincoln-Way Easts of the world who have girls shooting near par, but our goal is to be in the top half of the conference and if we do that, it will be a successful season.” Sophomore Milena Singletary was one stroke away from advancing to the sectional last season and she is back with seniors Anagelese Robinson, Paloma Singletary and Tori Tabor to make up the top four. They will be joined on varsity by Angel Robinson, Natalie Flemming, Rachel Hudgens, Kate Browning and Alyssa Rosas. mark@buglenewspapers.com

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Will Smoke settle before Chase opener?

As if the announcement that country m u s i c superstar Luke Bryan would be performing a pre-race concert at the Sept. 16 race for the Chase opener at Chicagoland Speedway wasn’t enough to get fans fired up - they now have another reason. After a crash on lap 332 of last weekend’s race at Bristol, Tony Stewart flung his helmet at Matt Kenseth and vowed to wreck the driver of the No. 17 every chance he gets the rest of the year. Stewart had the faster car at the time, but Kenseth was running in the lead, as the two cars collided as they powered through Turn 4, with Stewart to the outside. Repeated contact between the cars turned both sideways as they crossed the start/finish line. Kenseth hit the inside wall at the end of the front stretch and Stewart slammed into Kenseth’s

car. “We weren’t that great of a race car, but we were definitely faster than that (Kenseth’s car) after that restart (on Lap 329),” Stewart said while his car spent 25 laps in the garage for repairs. “I checked up twice to not run over him, and I learned my lesson there. “I’m going to run over him every chance I’ve got from now till the end of the year -- every chance I’ve got.” Stewart finished 27th in the race and dropped to 10th in the points standings, 16 points ahead of Kasey Kahne. That is significant because if Stewart falls out of the top 10, he would make the Chase with a Wild Card based on his thre wins, but he would not bonus points for those victories when the Chase starts. There are only two races left before the Chase starts in Joliet and if Stewart’s history repeats that is not enough time for Smoke to settle down and forget his ire for Kenseth. Add in the fact that both have run well at Chicagoland in the past and that the playoffs are staring with Stewart out to defend not only his Sprint Cup title, but also his win in Joliet and we could see some on track fireworks in a few weeks. mark@buglenewspapers.com

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PICK VS. PROS Mark Gregory, Bugle Staff Last wk: Edwards (22nd) Total Pts (24 races): 752 Mike Guglielmucci, WJOL Racer’s Forum Last wk: Ky. Busch (10th) Total Pts (24 races): 704 Readers Last wk: Harvick (15th) Total Pts (24 races): 684 Scott Paddock, Pres., Chicagoland Speedway Last wk: Keselowski (30th) Total Pts (24 races): 645 Scott Taylor, Bugle Staff Last wk: Burton (33rd) Total Pts (24 races): 598

THIS WEEK’S PICK: Tony Stewart

THIS WEEK’S PICK: Jimmie Johnson THIS WEEK’S PICK: Kasey Kahne

THIS WEEK’S PICK: Carl Edwards

THIS WEEK’S PICK: Jeff Gordon

To make your pick, email the driver’s name, reader’s name and hometown to mark@ buglenewspapers.com. Picks must be made by noon Monday for the following week’s race. One email will be selected at random to represent the readers.

Driver

Pts.

Diff.

1. Greg Biffle

849

0

2. Jimmie Johnson

838

-11

3. D. Earnhardt Jr. 834

-15

4. Matt Kenseth

823

-26

5. Martin Truex Jr. 797

-52

6. Clint Bowyer

794

-55

7. Brad Keselowski 790

-59

8. Denny Hamlin

774

-75

9. Kevin Harvick

767

-82

10. Tony Stewart

746

-103

11. Kasey Kahne*

730

-119

12. Carl Edwards

712

-137

13. Kyle Busch*

707

-142

14. Jeff Gordon

691

-158

15. Ryan Newman

688

-161

16. Marcos Ambrose 679

-170

17. Paul Menard

674

-175

18. Joey Logano

638

-211

19. Jamie McMurray 598

-251

20. Jeff Burton

-272

577

* - Wild Cards Totals through 24 of 36 races


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ROUNDUP Continued from page 14 rounded out the top five for Minooka.

BOYS SOCCER Plainfield North defeated Lockport 1-0 in their opening match of season and the opening match of the season for the Porters. Andres scored the lone goal for the Tigers. • Joliet West beat Mount Carmel 2-1, and Joliet Central lost to Homewood-Flossmoor 1-0 in the Windy City Ram Classic. Earlier in the week, West fell 2-0 to Marist. West fell 2-0 to Argo Saturday at in the tournament. • Plainfield East defeated Joliet Catholic 7-0 in non-conference play. The Hilltoppers were also shut out 3-0 last week by Plainfield South. • Minooka went 1-2 in its first three matches of the season, falling 6-1 to Naperville Central and 5-3 to East Aurora and beating Normal West 2-1. Mo Esquivel scored in every game for Minooka netting one goal

each in the first two games and getting a hat trick against East Aurora. Joe Koenig added a goal in the win.

VOLLEYBALL Joliet Catholic fell in its season opener 25-23, 29-27 to Mother McAuley. Morgan Reardon paced the Angels with 16 kills. JCA also got solid performances fom Mallory Mangun (12 assists, 2 service aces), Sarah Adler (10 digs), Julia Shemaitis (5 kills) and Katelyn Seeman (4 kills). • Joliet West opened the season with a 25-21, 25-13 win over Romeoville. Kailey Foster paced the Tigers with five kills, five aces and four digs. Katie Brick (14 assists), Jalyn Vertin (4 kills) and Taylor Hallow (8 digs) also contributed for West. • Minooka (0-1) fell 23-25, 25-21, 25-22 to Neuqua Valley. Skylar Day had nine kills and Kelli Holstine posted 10 assists.

GIRLS GOLF Joliet Catholic beat Mount Assisi 203-214. Claire O’Connor was medalist with a 43 on Cog

Sports Hill’s No. 3 Course. O’Connor shot a 45 to medal again in Joliet Catholic’s 185-244 win over Queen of Peace 244 at Woodruff. • Lockport defeated LincolnWay West 187-240. Kayla Garritson and Jenna Mitchell tied for medalist honors, each carding a 46 in the SouthWest Suburban Conference crossover at Broken Arrow. • Minooka defeated Romeoville 195-262. Rachel Herzberger was the medalist with a 44 in the Southwest Prairie meet at Heritage Bluffs.

GIRLS TENNIS Lincoln-Way East defeated Joliet Catholic 4-3. Harley Hutchison won at No. 1 singles for Joliet Catholic. • Caitlin Shea won three times at No. 1 singles, as Joliet Township (4-0) beat T.F. North, Thornwood and Romeoville 5-0 at the Joliet quadrangular. • Lockport beat Minooka 6-1. Mallory Traver won at No. 1 singles for the Porters. Sam Carbone (No.3 singles) was the lone Minooka win. mark@buglenewspapers.com


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JCA loses game, Isaac at Providence By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter Online @ buglenewspapers.com

It looked as if the Joliet Catholic Academy offense didn’t miss a beat from last season’s Class 5A state title game. Unfortunately for the Hilltoppers, the defense looked the same as it did in that 70-45 loss to Montini in November. Even without the services of senior Ty Isaac, who left with just under three minutes left in the first quarter with a right shoulder injury, JCA still put up 34 points, but it wasn’t enough as Providence won the game 40-34 in front on an overflow crowd and an ESPNU television audience. “If you would have told me Ty would go out in the first quarter and we would still score 34 points, I probably would have laughed,” Joliet Catholic coach Dan Sharp said.“I wish we could have gotten one more stop in there, but this was a great game between two quality teams. “We just didn’t tackle anyone. We were in position, we just didn’t tackle well. I think the most frustrating thing is the way they ran the ball on us because we are usually better against the run.” The Celtics got things going right out of the box, as Brandon Price took the handoff on the game’s opening play and went 77 yards for the score. Price would end the game with 148 yards and two scores on 17 carries. Isaac would answer on the next JCA possession, as he broke

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JCA’s Tyler Reitz had to shoulder the load after Ty Isaac was lost to injury.

a 43-yarder to tie the game. Isaac would finish with 67 yards on seven carries, and had a 32-yard TD run called back on a holding penalty. The injury happened two plays later. “When you look at that penalty, it was two plays later that Ty goes down,” Sharp said. “He probably doesn’t even get hurt if not for that penalty. “All we know is that it’s a shoulder injury. Ty left at halftime to get X-rays. He will probably need an MRI this week. We know he will be out

for a while, we just hope it’s a short while.” Several players stepped up offensively in Isaac’s absence, including all three newcomers to the JCA offense. Minooka transfer Mike Ivlow (8 carries, 30 yards) plowed in for a 5-yard TD run with 5:04 remaining in the third quarter to make the game 30-27 in favor of the Celtics. “Ivlow was still sore, he had an infection and was in the hospital for a couple of days, so he wasn’t quite right himself and he was playing in pain,”

Sharp said. The Hilltoppers then went to the air, as quarterback Craig Slowik completed 13-of-23 passes for 214 yards. Oswego transfer Jordan Jones caught six passes for 104 yards and senior Chris Tschida, who took last season off to focus on baseball, caught four for 81, including a 28-yard TD. “I wish I never took the year off,”Tschida said.“I loved it. I wish I could play at the next level, but I will be playing baseball. I just committed to Western Illinois.” Sharp was happy with the air

attack. “With a kid like Craig Slowik, we can put the ball in the air,” Sharp said. “So, when Ty does come back, have more weapons.” Slowik agrees. “We really hope Ty is OK, but we did show what we can do in the passing game,” he said. “We had some guys step up and we still put 34 points on the board.” On the ground, Tyler Reitz carried the ball 12 times for 98 with scoring runs of one and 75 yards. mark@buglenewspapers.com


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USF, JJC announce nursing partnership An exciting new collaboration between University of St. Francis and Joliet Junior College is helping to pave the way for students on the nursing track. Both USF and JJC administer academic programs in the nursing field. JJC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree for individuals hoping to become registered nurses. USF offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, which accommodates registered nurses who want to further their studies. According to the October 2010 Institute of Medicine report titled “The Future of Nursing,” the nursing profession is the largest segment of the nation’s health care workforce and nurses with BSN degrees are becoming highly desired by hospitals and health care agencies. The report called for an increase of nurses with a BSN to 80% by the year 2020. USF and JJC are accepting the challenge. The USF 3+1 Nursing Program with JJC will enable licensed registered nurses who have completed their AAS degree

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Michael Vinciguerra, USF president, and Debra Daniels, JJC president, sign an official partnership agreement for the USF 3+1 Nursing Program with JJC.

at JJC to transfer all relevant credits to USF to more efficiently earn their BSN. This convenient “3+1” arrangement allows students to begin USF coursework while still learning at the community college. Subsequent courses at USF are online. The arrangement also offers a significant cost savings by offering the initial

upper division nursing course and any remaining general education courses needed for the BSN at the lower community college tuition rate. The program is available to RNs transferring from JJC to USF, though USF administrators are talking with other regional community colleges about similar programs, according to USF’s

Vice President for Admission & Enrollment Services Chuck Beutel. “We are thrilled to enter into this partnership with the University of St. Francis,” JJC President Debra Daniels said. “At JJC, we provide many options that help students achieve their goals, including seamless transfer opportunities and access to advanced degrees. We believe that our students’ pursuit of quality education leads them to our doors—this partnership with USF provides them with continued educational excellence.” The program’s first beneficiary is Bolingbrook’s Lori Hemedinger, who took her first 3+1 program course this summer and is enrolled to take four online general education courses with USF this fall. “I was already taking nursing classes at JJC and this spring, JJC’s Dean of Nursing Mary Beth Luna told me about this program,” Hemedinger said. “I was really excited to come across it because the program is geared toward an

adult learner. It’s close to home, everything’s online, I wouldn’t have to take a whole lot of extra classes to get the BSN, and on top of it, USF’s nursing program is really well-known in the area.” The first experience of the 3+1 Nursing Program student is to take an Intro to Nursing class at JJC that is taught by one of USF’s nursing professors. “My teacher was Connie Litwiller from USF. She was amazing-- extremely welcoming, flexible about scheduling, and even took me on a tour at USF. My jaw dropped when I saw their facilities,” Hemedinger said. “We had great conversations about nursing topics that I’ll always remember. She took me under her wing and just that one class was honestly an excellent experience.” Conveniences of the 3+1 Nursing Program are many. As students complete AAS courses at JJC, they are also satisfying requirements for the BSN degree at USF. Classes can See NURSING, page 26


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Being ignored at work? Time to speak up! Q. I work as a traveling teacher spread throughout several districts. My office is in a building where I attend weekly morning meetings. The group that is part of these meetings has frequent lunches that I’m never invited to. Should I even say something or just let it go? A. You should say something, but don’t assume that anyone is purposely not inviting you. Typically, when a person’s feelings get hurt in the workplace, it is based on assumptions about the motives of others. Many of us tend to make up what we think that coworkers think, and then we decide that we are hurt about what we have made up. You’ll notice a dramatic increase in your enjoyment and peace of mind on the job if you just make one change. Before you make any assumptions about what other people think - ask them. Go to the supervisor who sets up these lunches and let him or her know that you would like to join in.Tell them you don’t know if these meetings are private or planning meetings for a certain team. Ask about how these lunches are organized. When people who feel hurt go to coworkers for an explanation, they tend to make accusations rather than inquiries. You may have been tempted to say things such as “Why don’t you include me?” or “Why am I being left out?” Notice these are not questions but statements about others being rude. If you come out shooting verbally in the workplace, most people will simply defend or counterattack. People may not have invited you previously because they didn’t think you were interested. After you make accusations of insensitivity, you won’t be included because they are now hurt. Most of us are too quick to assume the worst about other people. We scan our workplaces every day because we are just waiting for someone to offend us. If we were quicker to be inquisitive and slower to take offense, we’d find out that most people most of the time

either have benevolent motives or just didn’t think. When we ask the critical question to gather data before we attack, most of the time the attack isn’t necessary. One thing you can do tomorrow to generate more peace in your workplace is to open your mind to the possibility that other people really aren’t out to get you. They make their own assumptions about us and then make decisions. Most of the time they had no intention to harm you. Prepare to be pleasantly

surprised that when you approach the supervisor to ask about being included. You’ll likely find yourself most welcome at lunch. By expressing what you want without assuming malicious intent, you’ll also find you’ve built bridges rather than walls the rest of your workday. (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.)

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Does accountability make a job easier? Dear Dave, I’ve been working the Baby Steps and doing a budget most months. But how does someone who is single stay motivated and focused with something like this? It feels sometimes like it would be easier if I had someone holding me accountable. Rick Dear Rick, The first thing is to make sure you do a written budget each month. Not once in a while, not most months— every single month. If you don’t draw the out-of-bounds markers, there’s no way to know when you’ve stepped over the line, right? A monthly, written budget becomes your self-accountability tool, especially when you’re single.

Still, there’s n o t h i n g wrong with introducing a little accountability into your life. You don’t have to be married to be accountable to someone other than yourself. Ask a good friend or maybe even your pastor to have a look at your plan and see what they think. Just make sure this person is someone See MONEY, page 26


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MONEY Continued from page 22 who knows a little something about money and finances. Honestly though, Rick. I think doing the Baby Steps and following my plan can be easier for single people. Think about it this way: You don’t have to talk someone else into coming along for the ride. You also don’t have to come to an agreement with someone else on everything financial. All you have to do is get serious, look in the mirror, and say,“Quit being stupid with money!” In other words, you just have to do it. Admittedly, you don’t have the built-in accountability in a singles situation. But on the other hand, you don’t have someone calling you a doofus when you mess up! —Dave

Don’t pay it! Dear Dave, My brother was killed earlier this year, and my mom is finalizing his estate. He had a couple of federally insured student loans through Sallie Mae totaling $8,000 at the time of his death, and the attorney probating the estate says mom now has to pay off those loans. Is that correct? Callie Dear Callie, I’m so sorry to hear about your brother. But no, your lawyer is not correct. Payment for federally insured student loans is not due upon the borrower’s death. They are waived. I’m going to give you two pieces of advice. The first is to fire your attorney. We’re talking about basic knowledge when it comes to probating an estate here. If he got that wrong

there’s no telling what else he’s told you that’s off the mark. Second, you can take care of this by sending a copy of the death certificate to Sallie Mae. I’ll warn you ahead of time that it may take a while to jump through all their hoops. I mean, you’re dealing with the federal government. They’re not exactly known for getting things right the first time. But once you’re declared permanently disabled or you pass away, federally insured student loans are discharged and not held against the estate. Don’t pay it! —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 5 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com.

NURSING Continued from page 21 be taken at both institutions simultaneously in the second year of the program. One of the introductory nursing courses is taught by USF faculty at the Joliet Junior College campus to familiarize students with online learning. Students will then begin online learning at USF, which will enable students to work while completing their degree. The program also offers students the opportunity to complete two graduate nursing courses as part of their BSN. Reduced tuition rates at USF are offered for the introductory nursing course and all USF mission-specific general education required courses. Hemedinger will save more than $5,000 in the fall semester at USF because she’ll be charged JJC pricing for the general education courses she’s taking. The 3+1 Nursing Program design was spearheaded by USF’s Cecily & John Leach College of Nursing Dean, Carol Wilson. “I have attended the pivotal

Nursing Summits for the last three years with Mary Beth Luna of JJC and other faculty and deans across the state. It is clear since the last Institute of Medicine Report in 2010 that nursing must increase the education of its nurses so we can provide the highest level of care for our patients and communities. Many hospitals and other health care agencies are mandating that their nurses obtain a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in nursing,”Wilson said. “Over the years JJC has provided the foundation for most of our transfer students in our baccalaureate nursing program and they come well prepared to be successful in our rigorous BSN curriculum. This partnership features drastically reduced tuition rates for our community college Associate Degree in Nursing graduates to obtain their baccalaureates in nursing and, if they choose, to get a head start on their graduate degrees in nursing. It represents a respect for what each entity brings to the table and will result in enhanced health care for Joliet and surrounding communities.”


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End-of-summer grilling spectaculars: Part 2 When it comes to grilling during the so-called dog days of summer, the hottest and muggiest of the seasons, smart cooks find ways to enjoy all of the smoky flavor and well-seared texture you get from food cooked over an open fire with as little human exposure to the heat as possible. This week, I share one great secret for achieving that goal: Grill a big piece of meat. But doesn’t a larger cut require longer cooking, meaning you’ll actually wind up spending more time slaving over the grill? My answer is that you are correct about the cooking time, but not yet clued in to my strategy.

So please let me share that secret now: You only want to expose the meat to the grill’s direct heat for a brief length of time, just long enough to sear its surface beautifully and season it with a little smoke from the fire. While on slightly cooler days you might consider then moving the meat to a cooler part of the cooking grid away from the direct heat and covering the grill to complete the cooking, when

it’s uncomfortably hot outside it makes more sense to bring the meat indoors to your airconditioned (I hope) kitchen to finish cooking inside a preheated oven. That doesn’t mean, of course, you’ve necessarily prepared an outdoor fire just for a few minutes of searing.You can still use the grill for other quick recipes, such as an appetizer of skewered shrimp; some slices or kebabs of fresh vegetables or oil-and-garlic-rubbed sourdough toasts to serve with the meat; and some grilled fruit or classic s’mores for dessert. The simple two-step strategy of cooking the meat enables you

FIRE-ROASTED BEEF TENDERLOIN WITH ASIAN SPICES Serves 4 2 pounds beef tenderloin 1 cup peanut oil, plus 2 tablespoons for brushing 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns 2 teaspoons whole coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon whole Szechuan peppercorns 5 whole star anise 2 tablespoons tamarind paste 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon Thai-style red curry paste 1 cup Madeira 1-1/2 cups organic beef broth Salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Chinese mustard powder 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces Prepare a fire in an outdoor grill. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Remove the beef tenderloin from the refrigerator to rest at room temperature until ready to cook. Put the 1 cup oil, peppercorns, coriander seeds, Szechuan peppercorns and star anise in a mediumsize saucepan. Place the pan over medium-high heat and cook until the spices are aromatic, about 1 minute. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the tamarind paste, honey and red curry paste. Carefully pour in the Madeira and cook, stirring and scraping frequently with a wooden spoon to deglaze any pan deposits, until the mixture reduces to a syrupy consistency, about 5 minutes. Stir in the broth, raise the heat to maintain a brisk simmer, and cook until the mixture has reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a blender and, taking care to follow manufacturer’s instructions to avoid spattering of the hot liquid, process to puree. Pour the mixture through a fine-meshed stainless-steel sieve into a heatproof bowl. Set aside. Brush the tenderloin with the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and season lightly all over with salt and pepper. Grill just until evenly seared all over with grill marks, 1 to 2 minutes per side, turning with long-handled tongs. Transfer the meat to an ovenproof saute pan and pour half of the strained liquid over the meat, reserving the rest. Put in the preheated oven and roast until the desired doneness is reached. For medium-rare, the meat should register 130 to 135 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part, about 5 minutes.Transfer the meat to a cutting board, cover with foil, and leave to rest while you prepare the sauce. Put the remaining strained liquid in a saucepan over medium heat and simmer until thickened to sauce consistency, 7 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl or cup, stir together the rice vinegar and mustard powder until smooth. With a wire whisk, briskly stir the mustard mixture and butter into the sauce. With a sharp knife, cut the tenderloin across the grain into thin slices. Arrange on serving plates and spoon the sauce over and around the beef. (c) 2012 WOLFGANG PUCK WORLDWIDE, INC. DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.

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Beef tenderloin can be a stunning end-of-summer treat.

to spend a little extra time giving it exciting flavor. I often like to flavor beef tenderloin, pork or lamb cooked this way with Asian spices. I prepare a well-seasoned liquid, concentrated by boiling to reduce it, and use half of it as a quick brush-on flavoring for the meat before it goes on the grill. Later, when the meat rests so its juices can settle after roasting in the oven and before carving, I simmer the remaining liquid to concentrate it even further, then

enhance it further with the quick addition of rice vinegar, Chinese mustard and a touch of butter to make a sauce to spoon over and around the sliced meat. Serve the fire-roasted meat with something to soak up every drop of those juices and sauce: maybe a rice pilaf, some mashed potatoes, or just those slices of grilled bread I mentioned. You’ll enjoy spectacular results from your grill without spending very much time at all out in the heat.


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