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Arts and Entertainment Reflections The Gallery 7 featured artist for the month of November will be Panna Vajaria showing a collection of watercolor paintings depicting a variety of mirror images softened by the artist’s imagination and lived experience. The ‘Reflections’ show will open with a reception for the artist on Saturday 3 November from 6:00 to 8:00pm. and continue until 14 December 2012. Panna Vajaria’s watercolor paintings offer the viewer a unique and worldly vantage point. Her paintings showcase Panna’s ability to unite detail and fluidity while also revealing her endless passion for nature. As an avid world traveler, Panna utilizes her husband’s photography as a point of inspiration. With an intention to recreate human experience, she incorporates several images, memories, and interpretation into an artful expression of watercolor. Boundaries between subjects fade, and colors merge and collide. Composition is interpreted by the senses, and texture is meant to evoke the viewer’s curiosity. Panna was born in Mombasa, Kenya, a small town on the Indian Ocean in Eastern Africa. She currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois. Through the years, her creativity has infused itself into her cooking and vocals, where she expresses herself through food and song. Travel, an essential part of her identity as an artist, has connected her to nature, offered her the gift of culture, and inspired her with sights, smells, sounds, and sensations, allowing her memories to come alive on paper. As a self-taught artist, Panna’s natural talent, combined with her dedication to continuously develop her skills, has allowed her to share her artwork in many forums. Drawing and painting have been intrinsic since childhood. In Kenya, her work

was commissioned by private collectors drawn to her ability to capture wildlife in a natural habitat. After moving to the U.S., Panna studied watercolor techniques at the Art Institute of Chicago. She has won several awards for her depictions of beach scenery, birds, and African wildlife. Most recently, Panna was selected to exhibit her floral paintings for cancer survivors, as a powerful reminder of hope. Celebrating its 6th year of bringing fine art to Joliet and the southwest suburbs, Gallery 7 is operated by a group of artists and features a large and varied collection of framed and ready-to-frame artwork. All art exhibited at Gallery 7 is for sale. Admission to the gallery is free and it is open to the public. Or call 815 726-1840.

Inspirng Man of the Year On Thursday, November 15th the Oswego Chamber of Commerce Inspiring Women of Oswego group had their end of year awards ceremony and roll-out of the 2013 calendar. Our Inspiring Man of the Year was Tom Kozlowicz, Assistant Manager of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. Pictured are left to right: Jill Martin, First Merit Bank; Anita Patel, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites; Tom Kozlowicz and Gail Gauger, Safe at Home. Gail is the co-chair of the Inspiring Women of Oswego and Jill serves on the committee. Tom was unable to attend the awards dinner so they surprised him with the award at the Holiday Inn.

Holiday Giving The 3rd Annual Santa’s Snowball Raffle is now going on. Buy your tickets at the Oswego Chamber of Commerce, 63 W. Washington St., Oswego for $1 each and have a chance at several cash prizes. We will be giving away 3 - $100 Cash

Prizes (sponsored by Erik Madsen, Transworld Systems; Autumn Leaves of Oswego and Ken Boncela Insurance Agency), 2 - $250 Cash Prizes (sponsored by Alarm Detection Systems and Collision Connection Auto Body), a $500 Cash Prize and a $1000 Grand Cash Prize. The drawing for the prizes will be held at 9 pm on Thursday, December 13th and winners need not be present to win.

You may also buy tickets at the Oswego Chamber’s Annual Silent Auction which will be held on Friday, December 7th from 5 – 8:30 pm at the Raven Lodge, 71 Main St., Oswego during the annual Christmas Walk celebration downtown Oswego. The proceeds from the Silent Auction help benefit the Oswegoland Optimist Club Needy Family Christmas Project. This is an annual event and the sole purpose is to provide a joyous holiday for children and families in need in the Oswego School District #308.

For more information on the Silent Auction or to purchase a raffle ticket, please call the Chamber office at 630-554-3505 or stop in at the Chamber office located at 63 W. Washington St.

Holiday Coat Drive The Rotary Club of Oswego’s Annual Coats for Kendall Project has started. You may drop off coats at any of the Oswego District 308 schools and many businesses throughout the community. Look for the box or container with the Coats for Kendall sign on it. For more information about the Coats for Kendall Project, please contact the Oswego Rotary club www.oswegorotaryclub. org Chairman Leon Liss at leon@

Lunch with the Seniors On Wednesday, December 5th , beginning at 11:30 a.m. , Southern Financial Consultants will provide a lunch at Sunnymere of Aurora, 925 Sixth Avenue, Aurora, 60505, and then give a presention on PrePlanning and Pre-Funding Funerals. They will also explain how to protect those funds from Medicaid spend down by the use of a Funeral Trust. Please call reservations in to Cecelia at 630-898-7844, ex. 15 by Monday, December 3rd.

Forest Preserve News November 2012 Education Programs KENDALL COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT Exciting News! We are now on Facebook! Search for us as “Kendall County Forest Preserve District Education Department.” When you like us on Facebook, you’ll be the first to know about exciting upcoming events, see program photos, and follow our happenings. Our events are posted on the page as well so you can keep track of what you’d like to attend. Program Highlights Christmas Concert Series Presenting The Bittersweet Christmas Band (Adults) Friday, December 14; Doors open at 6:15PM, concert begins at 7:00PM at Historic Courthouse. Traditional artists Cooper, Nelson & Early join forces with songwriter Susan Urban for a show that presents every possible perspective on the holiday season. Two to four-part harmonies and masterful instrumentation on guitar, banjo, mountain dulcimer, and hand drum make this an act not to be missed. There are a limited number of tickets- reserve



your seats for this spirited Holiday concert today! Tickets are $10 each and must be purchased in advance.

will explore different animal diets and eating adaptations. Fee: Free

Classes for Children Wee Wonders: Feed Your Friends (Birth–Age 3 with caregiver) Friday, November 9; 10:30-11:15AM at Rookery Building, Hoover FP. Finding food is a tough job for birds that do not fly south for the winter. Learn how to help our feathered friends through the winter in this fun class for parent and child. Fee: Free

Family Fun Geocaching Adventure (Families, ED) Saturday, November 17; 10:00-11:00AM at Rookery Building, Hoover FP Learn the basics of using a GPS unit then go on a family adventure around Hoover Forest Preserve. There will be surprises at each of the stations! Units are available from the Forest Preserve or bring your own. Fee: Free

Babes in the Woods: Yum Yum! (Ages 3-5 with caregiver) Wednesday November 14; 9:00-10:30AM or 1:00-2:30PM at Rookery Building Hoover FP Learn about who eats who in this class all about food chains. We

Adult Programs Over 21 Club: Pilcher Park Center (Adults, ED) Wednesday, November 7; 9:00AM-1:00PM. Meet at Historic Courthouse On this month’s trip, we’ll get to visit Joliet Park District’s 640 acre

Pilcher Park. The agenda includes a guided tour of the nature center and greenhouse and, weather permitting, a leisurely hike along the wooded trails. Note: van registration is full, self-drive registration still has openings. Fee: Free Opportunities at Ellis Equestrian Center (Register for these classes by contacting Ellis Equestrian Center at 815-475-4035) Family Fun Night (All ages) Friday, November 2; 4:00-7:00PM; Ellis House and Equestrian Center. Pony rides, hayrack rides, and other terrific activities await during our monthly Family Fun Night. Fee: Free, except for pony rides ($3 per ride or $5 for two rides) and concessions. For the Love of Horses Art Classes (Ages 8+) Tuesday, November 13; 4:00-6:00PM; Ellis House and Equestrian Center. Artist Carolyn Freese will work with you to help improve your drawing skills and deepen your understanding of horse conformation, movement, and individuality as we work with live models from Ellis. Fee: $20 per class Hands on Science (Ages 8+, EHEC) Thursday, November 29; 5:00-7:00PM; Ellis House and Equestrian Center. Inspire creativity while learning how levers, gears, pulleys, and solar power work. The class uses K’Nex construction toys to create 3-D machines and structures. Fee: $20 per class Natural Beginnings Information Watch for Open House information in next quarter’s newsletter. Our 2013-14 school year open house will be held in mid-January. 2013-14’s Natural Beginnings program will include a 3 day option for 4-5 year olds. Natural Beginnings Early Childhood program is for children ages 3-5 and meets from September 5, 2012 to May 8, 2013. More information is available by contacting Jessica Pierson, Lead Naturalist, atjpierson@ or 630 553-1111.

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, The Immigrant Welcoming Congregations of Fox Valley and various faith-based groups serving in the immigrant community is urging the Illinois General Assembly to provide the opportunity for immigrants to receive a Temporary Visitor’s Driver’s License (TVDL). There are approximately 250,000 Illinois immigrant drivers that cannot get a license because they are ineligible to get Social Security number. Changing the current law to allow immigrants to use an Individual Taxpayer Number (ITIN) as an alternative to a Social Security Number would improve public safety, save money for all drivers and further aid in keeping families together. The current bills in the legislature would require immigrants to complete driver’s education and secure proof of insurance before receiving the TVDL. This would improve public safety. Local law enforcement agencies affirm that this initiative will improve safety for their officers and the general public. Among those who have supported this measure include Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, Will County Sheriff Paul Kaupus, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran, and Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez. In addition, several faithbased organizations currently call for this legislation to be passed including the Chicago Religious Leadership Network, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Justice for Our Neighbors, the Bishops of the Catholic Conference of Illinois and the Illinois Safety Coalition. With fewer uninsured drivers on the road, premiums could be reduced for everyone. According to research done by the Pew Hispanic Center and the Illinois Secretary of State, if even half of the currently unlicensed immigrant drivers secured insurance, the cost for an individually policy could be reduced by $59 or more a year. All too often, a simple traffic stop for some undocumented immigrants



leads to deportation proceedings. People who are otherwise law-abiding members of the community are deported leaving behind children, families and other who depend on them. According to the Applied Research Center, in 2011 there were at least 5,100 children in Illinois living in foster care because their parents were either detained or deported. The Immigrant Welcoming Congregations of Fox Valley calls on the Illinois General Assembly to provide this opportunity for immigrants to receive a Temporary Visitor’s Driver’s License as a benefit to all the residents of Illinois. Roger Coordinator, tice for Immigrant

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Letter to the Editor Where does a person begin to thank people that are so dedicated and involved in a cause? During the past couple of months there has been trying times in my personal and family life. It also was a busy time politically, during my campaign for Kendall County Coroner. I would like to thank all of the people who helped during my campaign for coroner. Whether it was wishing me well, offering advice, walking door to door, making a donation, distributing flyers, help with yard signs, making phone calls, or just asking me and my wife if we were doing okay. There are truly some great people in Kendall County who care what happens here and who care about the quality of life here. The experience of going door to door and speaking with the community was absolutely wonderful. I have met so many people and made some new friends in the process. I would like to sincerely thank everyone that voted for me and turned out for the election. I wish the people of Kendall County well. Again thank you for your help, your votes, and your support. Respectfully, Mike


Job Training Advice Teaching Ph.D.'s How to Reach Out Brian TaylorEnlarge Image By Leonard Cassuto The legendary historian Charles A.

Beard once said that to earn a master's degree you study one coal mine, and to earn a Ph.D. you study two. As a metaphor for the dangers of scholarly specialization, Beard's phrase resonates even more profoundly today: Coal mines are narrow, dark, and deep. Ph.D.'s have to dig deep to advance knowledge, particularly if they're following veins that many miners have ventured down before. But the value of what they find will be limited if it stays in the mine. No matter how specialized their work, Ph.D.'s need to get out of the tunnel sometimes. Marc Aronson, a lecturer in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University at New Brunswick and a historian who writes books for young adults, recently suggested that all Ph.D. candidates be required to take a course he calls "Communications." The goal, Aronson explained on his blog, would be to teach Ph.D.'s—both would-be academics and those who will pursue other work—how to talk about what they do to a variety of public audiences. "Public" is the keyword there. In last month's column, I suggested that we think about the keyword "placement" as a way of understanding a large chunk of the graduate-schoolindustrial complex. "Public" has the same resonance. If higher education is to get out of the trouble that it's in with legislators, with the general public, and—let's face it—with many present and former graduate students, too, we need to conceive of the doctorate in a more public way. That means a more outward-looking orientation. Aronson is not suggesting that particle physicists should blog, or that every anthropologist needs to be trained to write for the Op-Ed page of The New York Times. That's actually a very narrow definition of "public" that just reassigns the need to publish. Instead, he argues that graduate students need to learn to think about—and talk about—their work outside of their narrow audience of specialists. They need to get out of the habit of imagining the intellectual universe as

limited to the coal miners working right next to them. A Ph.D. communications course might bring together students from across a university. Together, they would explore disciplinary and interdisciplinary literacy in their different fields. The instructor might bring in such speakers as a documentary producer, a museum curator, or a book publisher. Those professionals would talk about the needs of their diverse audiences, and how a specialist might respond to them. The case of the publisher who focuses on books for younger readers is worth dwelling on for a moment because it points to the elementaryand secondary-school audience that academics mostly don't acknowledge. Professors should spend a lot more time thinking about the K-12 curriculum than we do. What other industry shows so little concern for its main supplier? The current debate over the Common Core State Standards in schools, for example, affects nearly all of us. (The Common Core Standards are law in 45 states, and require that elementary- and secondary-school teachers focus on teaching specific content and skills to tomorrow's college students.) National town-gown relations could only improve if academics—including graduate students—got more practice talking with schoolteachers who have to work within that framework. Students in a Ph.D. communications course, Aronson told me, might be asked to develop a proposal for "a presentation to any nonspecialized audience that takes your work outside of itself." I see two immediate values to such an exercise. First, it teaches teaching. Graduate students who go on to professorships would hone the ability to present their work to audiences not unlike the undergraduate classes they will teach. A glance at the job postings in any academic discipline makes clear that most college teaching takes place at the general level, with specialized upper-division courses more the exception than the rule.

But would-be professors aren't the only Ph.D.'s who should learn to teach in that way. Those who work outside the academy would get valuable practice dealing with nonspecialized groups of the sort they will encounter regularly in the workplace. Learning how to successfully reach multiple audiences isn't only a skill. It's also a way of looking at the world that enables you to see alternatives to specialization. It's a habit of thinking that provides a necessary counterweight to the default tendency of losing yourself in a narrow field of knowledge. Ph.D.'s have to do specialized work, and they should. "Public Ph.D.'s" are simply scholars who see the work that they do in terms of its propagation as well as its contribution to a specialty or subspecialty. By thinking about how to communicate knowledge at the same time they create it, they turn their creative powers outward. What that will look like will depend on the scholar and the nature of his or her work. A program at the University of Wisconsin at Madison called the Public Humanities Exchange (or "HEX") offers an admirable example of what I mean. A living legacy of the progressive-era idea that the university should serve the whole state, the HEX program sponsors local projects—often involving graduate students—that take the university outside of its own walls. In one continuing project, two graduate students, Colleen Lucey (in Slavic languages and literature) and Janelle Pulczinski (comparative literature), seek to create a "literary environment" for recently released prisoners through reading and creative-writing groups. Such work does not amount simply to community service. Tracy Lemaster, a graduate student in English at Madison, extended her dissertation work in the interdisciplinary field of "girls' studies" (which focuses on girlhood as distinct from childhood and womanhood) by working with actual girls under the HEX aegis. "While researching this field throughout my graduate career, I began to feel



removed from the subjects within it," Lemaster wrote in an e-mail, and she questioned the "practical applications" of the theoretical work she was doing. So a few years ago she created a media-literacy program for girls that she tested with some 13- and 14-year-olds at a local organization. "It was fascinating," said Lemaster, "to observe how real girls' feedback could support, nuance, or even contradict adults' theories of girlhood subjectivity in the field." There are lots of other possibilities. A physicist might take special pride— as the Nobel Prize-winner Richard Feynman once did—in teaching the introductory undergraduate course in the field. Or an academic historian might write a young-adult version of a scholarly monograph, as Scott Reynolds Nelson did about his work locating the real "John Henry" memorialized in the old labor song. An English professor might offer her expertise to her local "Big Read," a government project in which members of a community come together as one big book group. Much scholarship is bound to be specialized, and a communications course for Ph.D.'s does not change that fact. It does bid to change the way that we ought to look at our specialized work. The compartmentalization of inquiry surely makes our scholarship more efficient, but we shouldn't overlook the ideological effects of our bureaucracies. The growing group that resents the cost of graduate education surely does not. It's worth something in itself to reach out to nonspecialized audiences, but it also doesn't hurt to be friendlier to the public that feeds us. Let's train our students to advance knowledge and to talk about what they're doing at the same time. There's plenty at stake. We imperil our whole industry if we allow a life of the mind to become a life in the mine.

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Assistant Head Cashier Greet all customers entering the store within 10 feet of the entrance (our 10-foot Rule) and assisting our customers a courteous and business like manner. • Operation of the store point of sale computer system handling customer transactions in a courteous manner; following all company policies and procedures pertaining to each type of transaction; presentation of the company Extended Service Plans to all customers on each qualifying product sold

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• Able to lift and/or move heavy items weighing between 26- 72 pounds on an intermittent basis. • Requires individuals to sit intermittently for as many as two hours a day. • Ability to lift and carry materials. May operate a forklift (if age 18 or older). • Required work attire includes Harbor Freight Tools shirt, name badge and back belt • Perform other work as required.

• Assist in the replenishment of merchandise on the sales floor including filling merchandise, use of hand held pricing tools, hand held computerized scanners, assisting in setting up displays and advertised items • Assist in maintaining the store appearance including general housekeeping tasks such as dusting of displays and merchandise, cleaning of shelves and display areas, keeping all employee areas clean and safe. • Ability to perform in a supervisory capacity in the absence of the head cashier. • Answers phone properly according to policy • Follows company safety program at all times • Operate pricing tool and materials moving equipment • Manages records and paperwork and is responsible for store office duties. • Requires individuals to: collect, organize, and file information as well as perform basic computer data entry, 10-key calculator


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Demonstrates courtesy, friendliness, professionalism and provides prompt and efficient responses to customers at all times. Understands Customer Service as a number one priority and responds to Customer Service calls immediately. Handles all customer issues in a courteous and helpful way, calling a member of the Supervisory Staff when needed. Takes accurate markdowns, counts and inventories as scheduled. Takes ownership of all assigned areas to ensure that merchandise sizing, ticketing and presentation are to company standards. This includes bringing new receipts to the sales floor with a sense of urgency, merchandising all items to the monthly In-Store Marketing book and maintaining merchandise/brand name familiarity within department in order to asses customers. Performs daily recovery, maintenance and housekeeping of assigned departments. Is prepared to assist customers in any way necessary; is register-trained and able to ring, assists customers with merchandise and answers customer questions in a polite and knowledgeable manner. Greets all customers within 10 feet, says "hello" and "thank you" at every register transaction and processes register transactions with a sense of urgency. Understands all Star Customer Service programs including CARA, mystery shops/sizings and President's Club.

JOB DESCRIPTION Greets and responds to all customers in a courteous and friendly manner. Ensures proper merchandise presentation. Operates cash register in accordance with policies and procedures. Maintains a clean work area at all times. Provides customer service according to the Star Service program guidelines. Associate may assist in specialized areas of store including, Cash Office, Front End, Fitting Room, Stock Room, Fine Jewelry or Customer Service.

Loss Prevention (40% of Time) Maintains a high level of awareness and customer contact on the sales floor to create a safe and secure shopping environment. Understands the Loss Prevention Awareness program and EAS procedure. Maintains a safe working and shopping environment for Associates and customers. Reports any unsafe conditions or



practices to store management. Understands and can implement all emergency procedures for power failure, fire, robbery etc. Follows all Mark-Out-of-Stock policies, including the identification of MOS merchandise, proper processing of each piece and the notification of store management to review and approve all disposals. Understands all policies and procedures concerning cash, check, charge card and refund transactions, voids and offline procedures. Maintains a high level of awareness and accuracy when handling bankable tenders. COMPETENCIES: Customer Adaptability Communication Teamwork



additional skills not specifically stated above.

Ability to interact with customers and co-workers in a friendly, cooperative and pleasant manner. Ability to use all store equipment, including PDT's, registers and PC as required. Good communication skills. Able to meet normal store demands which include lifting, loading and unloading trucks of merchandise, supplies and fixtures, and unpacking merchandise. Ability to use janitorial equipment, rolling racks, ladders and other assigned supplies. Ability to perform mathematical calculations used in retail. Some assignments may require

Curb Appeal by Kristine Heiman

How to Improve Curb Appeal Home Selling Advice to Help You Attract Potential Buyers A large percentage of home buyers decide whether or not to look inside a house or take it seriously based on its curb appeal—the view they see when they drive by or arrive for a showing. You can help make sure they want to come inside your house by spending some time working on the its exterior appearance. It's difficult to look at our own house in the same way that potential home buyers do, because when we become accustomed to the way something looks and functions, we can't see its faults. Decide right now to stop thinking of the property as a home. It's a house—a commodity you want to sell for the highest dollar possible. Curb Appeal Exercise The next time you come home, stop across the street or far enough down the driveway to get a good view of the house and its surroundings. What is your first impression of the house and yard area? What are the best exterior features of the house or lot? How can you enhance them? What are the worst exterior features of the house or lot? How can you minimize or improve them? Park where a potential buyer would and walk towards the house, looking around you as if it were your first visit. Is the approach clean and tidy? What could you do to make it more attractive? Take photos of the home's exterior. If you have a digital camera, view the color versions first, then remove the color and look at it in black and white, because it's easier to see problems when color isn't around to affect our senses.

Make a list of the problem areas you discovered. Tackle clean up and repair chores first, then put some time into projects that make the grounds more attractive. Kill mold and mildew on the house, sidewalks, roof, or driveway. Stow away unnecessary garden implements and tools. Clean windows and gutters. Pressure wash dirty siding and dingy decks. Edge sidewalks and remove vegetation growing between concrete or bricks. Mow the lawn. Get rid of weeds. Rake and dispose of leaves, even if your lot is wooded. Trim tree limbs that are near or touching the home's roof. Don't Forget the Rear View Buyers doing a drive by will try their best to see your back yard. If it's visible from another street or from someone's driveway, include it in your curb appeal efforts. Evening Curb Appeal Do your curb appeal exercise again at dusk, because it isn't unusual for potential buyers to drive by houses in the evening. One quick way to improve evening curb appeal is with lighting: String low voltage lighting along your driveway, sidewalks, and near important landscaping elements. Add a decorative street lamp or an attractive light fixture to a front porch. Make sure lighting that's visible through front doors and windows enhances the home's appearance. Landscaping Decisions There are times that adding elements to your landscaping can improve curb appeal, but there are other times when removing something is even more effective. For example, we had a listing for a large brick house with large white columns. Tall evergreens, planted in front of each column, had grown taller than the roof. They obscured the



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columns and windows and made it difficult to see the front of the house. We suggested that the owner remove them. She trimmed them back, but it didn't do the trick—they were unattractive and still kept potential buyers from seeing the true character of the house.

Most buyers cannot visualize changes, and often won't take a second look at a house if the first look doesn't appeal to them. Home buyers who can visualize changes, and are prepared to make them, expect you to reduce the price of the house to compensate for the work they plan to do. A Few Curb Appeal Tips

I sold the house to a couple who could see past the trees. One of their first tasks after closing was to yank them out of the ground, instantly boosting the home's curb appeal.

If you can budget it, a fresh paint job does wonders for a dingy house. Drive around your town to find color schemes that are appealing. Install a more attractive front door, maybe

something with leaded glass inserts. If you can't justify the cost of a new door, consider replacing plain doorknob hardware with something more attractive. If new hardware is beyond your budget, repaint or stain the door and polish the hardware? If you brainstorm, you'll find that there's a solution to most problems—one that lets you stay within your budget. The trick is to find the areas where improvements are needed, then work on them as best you can.

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College Football RankTeamRecord View Complete Rankings Last updated Sunday, Nov 18, 2012 4:28 PM EST 1Notre Dame11-0 2Alabama10-1 3Georgia10-1 4Florida10-1 5Oregon10-1 6Kansas State10-1 7LSU9-2 8Stanford9-2 9Texas A&M9-2 10Florida State10-1 11Clemson10-1 12South Carolina9-2 13Oklahoma8-2 14Nebraska9-2 15Oregon State8-2 16Texas8-3 17UCLA9-2 18Rutgers9-1 19Michigan8-3 20Louisville9-1 21Oklahoma State7-3 22Boise State9-2 23Kent State10-1 24Arizona7-4 25Washington7-4

Car Schedule 2/18 8:29 pm Budweiser Shootout Daytona International Speedway / Daytona BeachKurt Busch $1,040,667FOX 2/23 2:19 pm Gatorade Duel 1 Daytona International Speedway / Daytona BeachKurt Busch $675,000SPD 2/23 4:00 pm Gatorade Duel 2 Daytona International Speedway / Daytona BeachJeff Burton $675,000SPD 2/26 1:30 pm Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway / Daytona BeachTrevor Bayne FOX 2/27 7:00 pm Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway / Daytona BeachTrevor Bayne $19,142,601FOX


3/4 3:14 pm Subway Fresh Fit 500 Phoenix International Raceway / AvondaleJeff Gordon $5,040,864FOX 3/11 3:16 pm Kobalt Tools 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway / Las VegasCarl Edwards $6,382,683FOX 3/18 1:13 pm Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway / BristolKyle Busch $5,551,155FOX 3/25 3:16 pm Auto Club 400 Auto Club Speedway / FontanaKevin Harvick $5,847,881FOX 4/1 1:13 pm Goody's Fast Relief 500 Martinsville Speedway / RidgewayKevin Harvick $5,009,303FOX 4/14 7:46 pm Samsung Mobile 500 Texas Motor Speedway / Fort WorthMatt Kenseth $7,132,592FOX 4/22 1:16 pm STP 400 Kansas Speedway / Kansas CityBrad Keselowski $5,327,371FOX

Car Standings PositionDriverTotal PtsBehindStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10DNFWinnings 1Brad Keselowski2400 --360513231$6,227,850 2Clint Bowyer2361 39360310234$5,546,082 3Jimmie Johnson2360 40364518246$8,129,639 4Kasey Kahne2345 55364212194$4,721,971 5Greg Biffle2332 68363212210$5,683,998 6Denny Hamlin2329 71363514174$6,922,136 7Matt Kenseth2324 76361313191$7,528,332 8Kevin Harvick2321 7936015142$5,792,916 9Tony Stewart2311 89361312162$6,601,185 10Jeff Gordon2303 97362211185$6,113,129 11Martin Truex Jr.2299 10136107192$5,291,626 12Dale Earnhardt Jr.2245 155341110200$5,165,255 13Kyle Busch1133 1,267362113204$6,559,391 14Ryan Newman1051 1,34936016145$5,436,951 15Carl Edwards1030 1,37036103132$5,344,175 16Paul Menard1006 1,3943600191$4,062,235

17Joey Logano965 1,43536212123$4,050,163 18Marcos Ambrose950 1,4503621384$4,767,873 19Jeff Burton883 1,5173600262$5,163,065 20Aric Almirola868 1,5323610143$4,785,031 21Jamie McMurray868 1,5323600034$4,567,468 22Juan Pablo Montoya810 1,5903620025$4,494,049 23Bobby Labonte772 1,6283600022$4,131,879 24Regan Smith747 1,6533400144$3,946,540 25Kurt Busch735 1,6653500156$4,064,608 26Mark Martin701 1,69924404105$2,863,683 27Travis Kvapil638 1,7623500013$3,607,246 28David Ragan622 1,7783600125$3,613,656 29Casey Mears612 1,78836000011$3,537,774 30David Gilliland605 1,7953600004$3,494,350 31Landon Cassill598 1,8023600004$4,178,755 32A J Allmendinger453 1,9472110133$2,958,285 33Dave Blaney417 1,98334000019$2,935,774 34David Reutimann373 2,0272500008$2,255,278 35Brian Vickers250 2,150800351$774,435

36David Stremme236 2,16428000023$2,457,431

Kendall 10 Showtimes Showtimes for Goodrich Kendall 10 95 Fifth Street, Oswego, IL - (630) 897-4444 - Map The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 �1hr 56min� �PG-13� �Drama� �� Trailer �11:00� - �11:30am� - �1:35� - �2:05� - �4:10� - �4:40� - �6:45� - �7:15� ... Skyfall �2hr 23min� �PG-13� �Action� �� Trailer �1:00� �4:00� �7:00� �10:00� �11:20pm� Red Dawn �1hr 54min� �PG-13� �Action� �� Trailer �11:10am� - �1:50� - �4:55� �7:30� - �10:05pm� - �12:00am� Rise of the Guardians �1hr 37min�


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