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Matthew Corsaro, 10, stands by his artwork laid out on the dining room table of his family’s Lake in the Hills home. Matthew has autism spectrum disorder and attends Chicago Education Project in Hoffman Estates for schooling and therapy, while his 13-year-old brother, Michael, attends the local public middle school. “A lot of parents are taking their kids to Little League, soccer, basketball and hockey, and we are taking our kid to therapy,” Corsaro’s father, Bruce, said. By STEPHEN Di BENEDETTO sdibenedetto@shawmedia.com

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AKE IN THE HILLS – Anne Ledwitch recalls a time when she had to tell her 11-yearold son that he couldn’t join a junior hockey league since his autistic brother couldn’t handle traveling to games. Bruce and Mary Jo Corsaro are aware that their 13-year-old son, Michael, sometimes feels like a only child, since he can’t fully socialize with his 10-year-old brother, Matthew, who was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at 2. Families such as the Ledwitchs and Corsaros are not alone in grappling with the unique challenges, and rewards, that an autistic child brings. Families of autistic children are known for operating in high-stress environments, where communication roadblocks and temper tantrums can seemingly happen at random. Oftentimes, parents have to travel to multiple therapy sessions a week,

An attempt to amend the Illinois Constitution to allow for a graduated income tax based on earnings rather than the flat tax is made with almost every General Assembly. It either never makes it to a vote or it gets crushed when it does. But the latest attempt filed with the new General Assembly could gain traction, given the state’s $96 billion in unfunded pension obligations and more than $9 billion in unpaid bills. But local state representatives predict that it will not make it to the ballot. “It might actually come to a vote because of the dire state of the state, but I don’t know how any legislator can imagine squeezing anything more out of the taxpayers,” said freshman

Matthew Corsaro and his mother, Mary Jo, try to get the attention of their cat with a flashlight in their Lake in the Hills home. Next to Matthew are some three-dimensional picture scenes he created at school at the Chicago Education Project. Autism spectrum disorder is a group of developmental disabilities that affects the brain and causes either mild to severe social, communication and behavioral impairments. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in every 88 children has

while making sure that the family’s needs are met. “A lot of parents are taking their kids to Little League, soccer, basketball and hockey, and we are taking our kid to therapy,” Bruce Corsaro said, adding that Matthew has been his “biggest joy and biggest challenge.”

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autism spectrum disorder, an escalating trend from 2000, when the CDC identified one in every 150 children with ASD. Both Ledwitch and the Corsaros have heard the stories of couples separating because of their autistic child, either

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By MICHAEL TARM The Associated Press CHICAGO – A first-of-itskind headquarters has opened in Chicago for 70 federal agents, police and prosecutors to work side-by-side, year-round to fight drug traffickers – a set-up meant to end inter-agency rivalry and miscommunication that can hamper investigations. The recent, fanfare-free opening of the Chicago Strike Force building comes as Mexican cartels now supply more than 90 percent of the narcotics

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Rep. Barbara Wheeler, R-Crystal Lake. The latest attempt, prefiled before the new General Assembly was sworn in Jan. 9, would eliminate language in Article 9, Section 3 that mandates a flat income tax and give the option of imposing a graduated state income tax on citizens. It would keep corporate taxes at a flat rate and limit them to no more than the average of the lowest and highest individual rates. Democratic Reps. Naomi Jakobsson, D-Urbana, and Linda

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in Chicago, and as street gangs vying for turf to sell those drugs kill each other and bystanders caught in the crossfire. Inter-agency and -department cooperation is hardly a novel concept, but typically takes the form of occasional meetings or temporary joint task forces on specific investigations, said Jack Riley, the head of Chicago’s DEA office. “But you can’t talk to your counterparts in once-a-week meetings – you have to talk as

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8NEWS SHOWS ABC’s “This Week” – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.; Michelle Rhee, former public schools chancellor of the District of Columbia. NBC’s “Meet the Press” – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. CBS’ “Face the Nation” – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. CNN’s “State of the Union” – Panetta, Dempsey; Melody Barnes, former chief domestic policy adviser to President Barack Obama; former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao; former Sen. George Allen, R-Va. “Fox News Sunday” – Wayne LaPierre, CEO and senior vice president of the National Rifle Association; Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz.

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I’m not one to waffle on an issue. If I have an opinion, I’ll express it. Sometimes with dire consequences. Just ask my wife. But I’m having trouble forming a firm position on last week’s events at CaryGrove High School. In response to the horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., school officials teamed with the Cary Police Department to simulate an actual school shooting, firing blanks from two starter pistols during the school day as part of a preparedness drill. Did the school go too far? Or was it simply being proactive in an era when mass shootings have become all too common? Fair questions, both of them. My initial reaction was something along the lines of, “Really?” Do we really need to simulate the sound of a gunshot inside a school to prepare students for a potential attack along the lines of Sandy Hook? What good could it possibly do? Many throughout McHenry County shared my initial reaction. But many others supported the drill. On the digital version of our stories at NWHerald.com and on the Northwest Herald’s Facebook page (facebook.com/ nwherald), readers provided a wide range of opinions. “It’s a modern-day safety drill, no different than a tornado drill,” one CaryGrove High School mother said. “I am glad my son’s school is preparing for all sorts of tragedy.” And from another supporter: “I have two children at this school. Neither were traumatized. They do not get what the fuss is – just another drill. I’m thankful they are addressing this and at least giving some idea as to what might happen.” Among the criticisms: “Not thrilled at all about the sounds of gunshots in a high school. Will the kids now hear gunfire and think, ‘Is this a drill?’ ” And: “This is extremely misguided. I am all for private gun ownership, but adding more government security to make us feel safer is a slippery slope.” So which is it? Either Cary school and police officials were being proactive in preparing students and faculty for an attack or, conversely, this is a major overreaction that can do more harm than good. After listening to and reading many points of view, and considering it in more depth, I’m sorry to say that I don’t stand

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VIEWS Dan McCaleb firmly on either side. Do I think using starter pistols to simulate the sound of real gunfire is going to better prepare students in the event of a real situation? Probably not. But is it doing any harm, either? No, of course not. It’s too bad we’ve come to a point where schools even have to consider such a drill. But I understand that they do. Perhaps there is one identifiable benefit of this – a conversation is being had about what our schools and communities should be doing, just in case. •฀•฀•฀ Discouraged but determined: I and other members of the Northwest Herald staff attended a meeting Friday about the possibility of bringing a pilot Illinois program to McHenry County that would allow still and video cameras to cover certain court proceedings. The pilot program debuted in January 2012, when Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride of the state Supreme Court said it was time to open up our courtrooms to greater media – and, therefore, public – access. To date, 25 Illinois counties are participating in the program. Everything I’ve heard, including from the chief justice himself, is that it’s been a huge success. That didn’t stop the naysayers Friday. One by one, those involved in the judicial system stood up and stated their reasons why they think it’s a bad idea. Witnesses could be influenced. Juries could be tainted. Court officials’ lives could be at risk. The dignity of the proceedings could be compromised. You name it, there was an excuse for not allowing cameras in local courtrooms. Although I respectfully acknowledge many of the concerns (though certainly not all – the dignity of the proceedings could be compromised? Really?), cameras in courtrooms are not a novel concept, as retired Judge Joseph Condon stated it was. They’ve been in courtrooms across the country for decades. And if any of the concerns aired Friday were realities in jurisdictions that allow cameras in courts, we’d be having a national conversation about whether we should be removing cameras from courtrooms. That’s not happening.

BRYAN, Ohio – Andre Cassagnes, the inventor of the Etch A Sketch toy that generations of children drew on, shook up and started over, has died in France, the toy’s maker said. Cassagnes died Jan. 16 in a Paris suburb at age 86, said the Ohio Art Co., based in Bryan in northwest Ohio. The cause wasn’t disclosed Saturday. “Etch A Sketch has brought much success to the Ohio Art Company, and we will be eternally grateful to Andre for that. His invention brought joy to so many over such a long period of time,” said Larry Killgallon, president of Ohio Art. Then an electrical technician, Cassagnes came upon the Etch A Sketch idea in the late 1950s when he peeled a translucent decal from a light

Guess what? That’s when most taxpayers – you know, the ones who pay for the court system – are working. Frustrations aside, I look forward to continuing the conversation with the stakeholders in this. Given the huge successes in the 25 pilot programs, and based on everything we’re hearing from the state Supreme Court, cameras are coming to all Illinois courtrooms at some point. It’s just a matter of when, not if. I remain hopeful that we’ll be able to work through all of the concerns and open up our courtrooms to better access, so taxpayers can see for themselves what they’re paying for. •฀•฀•฀ Great event: Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees honored Friday night at the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner. The food was great, and the company was even better. Denise Benages of H.R. Midwest was named Chamber volunteer of the year. All Star Taxi and Transport was named new business of the year. And Jersey Mike’s was named business of the year for all it does for the Chamber. Congratulations again. I can’t wait until next year.

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The Etch A Sketch was introduced in 1960. The Ohio Art Co. said Saturday that 86-yearold Andre Cassagnes, the inventor of the toy, died Jan. 16 near Paris. AP file photo

switch plate and found pencil mark images transferred to the opposite face, the Toy Industry Association said. Ohio Art saw his idea at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 1959. The toy, with its gray screen, red frame and two white knobs that are twisted back and forth to create drawings,

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Taxpayers pay for most of what goes on in the courtroom. They pay the salaries of the judges, the prosecutors, the court reporter and clerks, the bailiffs, the public defenders. They pay for their pensions. They paid for the building. They pay to heat it in the winter. They pay to cool it in the summer. They pay to maintain it year-round. What’s my point? Taxpayers deserve better access. They deserve to have a better understanding of how the system works. They deserve to see for themselves whether the court system works properly, and whether those in the court system are doing their jobs professionally. Yes, the courts are open now, as some noted during Friday’s meeting. Anyone from the public can walk in and watch the proceedings for themselves.

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featured in the first two “Toy Story” movies, and was part of a much-publicized gaffe by a Mitt Romney aide during last year’s presidential election, who was asked about his candidate’s views during the primary season versus the general election. He likened the campaign to an Etch A Sketch: “You can kind of shake it up and we start all over again.” Democrats and Republicans alike seized on the remark as evidence that Romney was willing to change his positions for political gain. And Ohio Art seized on the publicity, creating a politically themed ad campaign and manufacturing blue versions of the famously red toy. Etch A Sketches were made in Ohio until 2000, when the company moved production to China because of high costs.

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8CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS A column on Bears Hall of Fame candidates on C1 of Saturday’s edition incorrectly included Doug Plank as a member the Bears’ 1985 Super Bowl-winning team. Plank played his final game in 1982. The Northwest Herald regrets the error. ••• Accuracy is important to the Northwest Herald, and we want to correct mistakes promptly. Please call errors to our attention by phone, 815-459-4122; email, tips@ nwherald.com; or fax, 815459-5640.

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Rev. Jackson asks Mistakenly freed killer captured Obama for gun aid Sheriff promises By SARA BURNETT The Associated Press

CHICAGO – The Rev. Jesse Jackson called on President Barack Obama on Saturday to return to Chicago and approve federal intervention to help stem the number of deadly shootings in the nation’s third-largest city, saying “we can’t handle it alone.” “No city in America right now faces Chicago’s crisis,” Jackson said. “We need help.” The civil rights leader spoke just before leading a march to the park where a 15year-old honor student was shot and killed Tuesday in a wealthy neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. Police said Hadiya Pendleton was talking with friends after school when she was caught up in a gang shooting. Her death came about week after the majorette who once recorded an anti-gang video performed for Obama’s inauguration, and it has turned a national spotlight on gun violence in the president’s hometown. Pendleton was among the more than 40 people killed in what was the city’s deadliest January in more than a decade. Last year, the city saw 506 homicides. “Chicago is becoming a

“We look at death coming down the street and we can’t stop it,” said the Rev. Jesse Jackson. place where we’re just becoming comfortable with death,” said Shatira Wilks, a cousin of Pendleton who joined Jackson for a news conference. “I don’t want to become comfortable with death. I don’t like the idea of that.” Jackson renewed a call for a ban on assault weapons and said federal authorities are needed to stop the guns and drugs that are “pouring in” from outside the city and state. Chicago has one of the strictest gun-control ordinances in the nation. But a University of Chicago study found that more than 1,300 guns confiscated by police since 2008 were bought at the same store just outside city limits. More than 270 were used in crimes. “We look at death coming down the street and we can’t stop it,” Jackson said. He also said the area needs an urban reconstruction program that addresses poverty, education and unemployment.

to review policy By JASON KEYSER The Associated Press

CHICAGO – Two days after a stunning series of errors allowed a convicted murderer to walk out of a Chicago jail where he did not need to be in the first place, police recaptured the man at a Kankakee home where he was found watching TV. Steven L. Robbins, 44, put up no resistance Friday night as police burst through the door of a townhome in Kankakee, said Cook County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Frank Bilecki. “He was in the living room or kitchen area watching TV, taken by total surprise,” Bilecki said, adding that it appears the homeowner might know an acquaintance of Robbins. Before the arrest, a surveillance team spotted Robbins wearing a curly wig while carrying groceries from a vehicle into the home, the sheriff’s office said. By Saturday afternoon,

Robbins was back in the Indiana State Prison, where he was serving a 60-year sentence for murder. The prisoner’s mistaken release focused attention on an antiquated corner of the criminal justice system that still relies extensively on paper documents instead of computers in moving detainees and keeping tabs Steven L. on their court Robbins status. The episode prompted promises of change, but also some finger-pointing. “We’re not ducking the fact we dropped the ball. We made mistakes,” Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said Friday. “The public deserves much more. We’re going to find out what went wrong here.” Robbins’ transfer to Illinois was the result of a mistake to begin with, officials said. And Dart and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, both prominent local Democrats, exchanged tense words over who was ul-

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MIDLAND CITY, Ala. – As the police standoff with an Alabama man accused of holding a 5-year-old boy hostage continued Saturday, a nearby community prepared to bury the beloved bus driver who was shot to death trying to protect children on his bus when the episode began days earlier. Charles Albert Poland Jr., 66, who was known around town as Chuck, was described by folks in his hometown of Newton as a humble hero. Visitation services for Poland were scheduled for Saturday evening, and his funeral was set for this afternoon. “I believe that if he had to do it all over again tomorrow, he would,” said Poland’s sister-in-law, Lavern Skipper. “He would do it for those children.” Authorities said Jim Lee Dykes boarded a stopped school bus filled with 21 children Tuesday afternoon and demanded two boys between 6 and 8 years old. When Poland tried to block

Dart said he has sought for years to modernize “a very archaic system” that often involves slips of paper from court clerks in illegible handwriting. But he said no money has been set aside for what he described as a “very expensive proposition.” He did pledge to review procedures in his office, including at the warrant unit. In particular, Dart said he wanted to learn why that unit decided to act on Robbins’ drugs and armed violence warrant when he was already serving a long murder sentence. Robbins, a Gary, Ind., native, was serving a sentence for murder and weapons convictions out of Marion County in Indiana. Witnesses to the 2002 killing told police Robbins was arguing with his wife outside a birthday party in Indianapolis when a man intervened, telling Robbins he should not hit a woman, according to court documents. Witnesses said Robbins then retrieved a gun from a car and shot the man in the chest. He started serving his sentence in October 2004.

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As standoff drags on, town grieves for driver his way, the gunman shot him several times and took one 5-year-old boy – who police say remains in an underground bunker with Dykes. Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson said in a briefing with reporters Saturday that Dykes has told them he has blankets and an electric heater in the bunker on his property. Authorities have been communicating with Dykes through a ventilation pipe to the underground bunker. Olson also said Dykes has allowed police to deliver coloring books, medication and toys for the boy. “I want to thank him for taking care of our boy,” Olson said. “That’s very important.” The shooting and abduction took place in Midland City, a small town near Dothan, Ala., in the state’s southeastern corner. Newton is about three miles away, a small hamlet with fewer than 2,000 residents. Nearly everyone who lives there planned to attend Poland’s visitation or funeral. “He’s probably the nicest guy you’ll ever meet,” said Lonnie Daniels, the 69-yearold owner of the NAPA Auto Parts store.

timately responsible for that error. Robbins was brought before a Cook County Circuit Court judge over drug possession and armed violence charges in a case that it turns out had been dismissed in 2007. But because law enforcement authorities still were seeing an active arrest warrant, Dart’s office requested a transfer and Alvarez’s office approved it, according to the sheriff’s office. Alvarez told reporters that her office had told Dart’s office that Robbins’ drug and armed violence case was closed. But the sheriff showed The Associated Press a copy of the extradition request from September signed by one of Alvarez’s prosecutors. In a second lapse that Dart took responsibility for, he acknowledged that paperwork was lost that would have made it clear to Illinois officials that Robbins was to be returned to Indiana. As a result, he was allowed to walk out of the Cook County Jail’s main gate on Wednesday evening.

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CHICAGO – A judge who regularly viewed pornographic websites on his courthouse computer has been suspended for 60 days without pay. The Illinois Courts Commission ruled Friday that Will County Judge Joseph Polito, 69, must serve the suspension for what it called “highly inappropriate behavior.” The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the judge said in November that he was addicted to pornography and that he has sought help. The commission found that Polito’s actions did not affect the quality of his work but wasted judicial time.

BLOOMINGTON – A McLean County judge has issued an order allowing five media outlets to cover a hearing in the case of a Bloomington woman convicted of strangling her mother-in-law. The Pantagraph in Bloomington reported that Judge Robert Freitag issued the order Thursday. The media outlets will be allowed video and photo coverage of Misook Wang’s hearing. Wang was convicted in December. She has asked a judge for new attorneys ahead of her March 1 sentencing.

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Conservatives Obama photo sparks controversy make gun issue new rallying cry By DARLENE SUPERVILLE The Associated Press

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CONCORD, N.H. – An immigration debate is raging and a budget crisis looms in Congress, but the conservative activists gathered outside the New Hampshire Statehouse had just one thing on their minds: guns. “The Second Amendment is there to protect us from losing the rest of them,” said Adam Brisebois, 34, of Hudson, who cradled his 3-year-old daughter on his right shoulder and a rifle on the left. “If we don’t fight, we’ll lose our rights.” Thursday’s rally, organized by tea party leaders, drew almost 500 people, many of them waving signs and carrying loaded weapons, to the state capital. Conservative leaders elsewhere report a wave of similar protests as grass-roots activists from Florida to Colorado seize on a new rallying cry for a tea party movement, which is trying to recover from a painful 2012 election season. Many activists aren’t happy with the GOP’s sudden embrace of more lenient immigration proposals and they’re monitoring the approaching congressional deadline to avoid massive cuts to military programs. But for now at least, the debate over guns and the perceived threat of losing them tops their list. It’s an “organic” movement with little coordination from national conservative organizations, according to Amy Kremer, chairman of the

Tea Party Express. “It’s happening by itself,” she said. It doesn’t matter that neither President Barack Obama nor congressional Democrats are calling for a wholesale repeal of gun rights. Tea partyers are enraged by the possibility of any erosion of the Second Amendment’s “right of the people to keep and bear arms.” The gun control debate in Washington took center stage after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre in December, when a gunman used a semiautomatic assault rifle to kill 26 people, 20 of them children. The Obama administration and congressional Democrats have promised to make gun restrictions a legislative priority. Obama already has proposed requiring background checks for all gun sales and reviving both an assault weapons ban and a 10-round limit on the size of ammunition magazines. There was little mention of the school shooting at the New Hampshire rally, where the crowd focused squarely on the belief that helped lead to the creation of the tea party movement four years ago: that an overbearing government is trampling on the nation’s founding principles. “There is an assault going on on the Constitution. And that is job one of ours – to protect our flank and protect gun owners,” said Tom Gaitens, a Tampa, Fla.-based tea party leader. “To us, this is the fundamental issue on the founding of our nation.”

WASHINGTON – Two days before President Barack Obama’s first trip outside Washington to promote his gun-control proposals, the White House tried Saturday to settle a brewing mystery by releasing a photo to back his claim to be a skeet shooter. Obama had set inquiring minds spinning when, in an interview with The New Republic magazine, he answered “yes” when asked if he had ever fired a gun. The admission came as a surprise to many. “Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time,” Obama said in the interview released last weekend, referring to the official presidential retreat in rural Maryland, which he last visited in October while campaigning for re-election. Asked whether the entire family participates, the president said: “Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there.” Obama never mentioned skeet shooting before that interview. The White House photo released Saturday is dated Aug. 4, 2012. The caption says Obama is shooting clay targets on the range at Camp David. Obama is seen holding a gun against his left shoulder,

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In this photo released by the White House, President Barack Obama shoots clay targets Aug. 4 on the range at Camp David, Md. The White House released the photo of Obama firing a gun two days before he heads to Minnesota to discuss gun control. his left index finger on the trigger and smoke coming from the barrel. He is wearing jeans, a dark blue, shortsleeved polo shirt, sunglasses and earmuffs. The National Rifle Association, which has rejected Obama’s proposals, scoffed at the photo. “One picture does not erase a lifetime of supporting every gun ban and every guncontrol scheme imaginable,” said Andrew Arulanandam, the NRA’s spokesman.

The NRA opposes Obama’s call for Congress to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines and says requiring background checks for all gun purchases would be ineffective because the administration isn’t doing enough to enforce existing gun laws. Asked at Monday’s press briefing how frequently Obama shoots skeet and whether photos existed, White House press secretary Jay Carney said he didn’t

know how often. Pictures may exist, he said, but he hadn’t seen any. “Why haven’t we heard about it before?” Carney was asked. “Because when he goes to Camp David, he goes to spend time with his family and friends and relax, not to produce photographs,” Carney said. Obama is accompanied almost everywhere by at least one White House photographer.

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Gun owners rally Jan. 31 to promote the right to bear arms in front of the Statehouse in Concord, N.H. Speakers criticized Democrats in Washington for favoring new gun control laws following the Connecticut school shooting that left 26 dead in December.

Immigration bill splits national, local GOP The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – The immigration debate is threatening to split the Republican Party, pitting those who focus mainly on presidential elections against those who care mostly about congressional races. Strategists say that if Republicans are to win presidential elections, which they’ve been losing lately, partly because of dismal support from Hispanic voters, they must soften their rhetoric about illegal immigrants and embrace some version of “immigration reform.” But granting illegal residents a path to citizenship, which critics call “amnesty,” is deeply unpopular in many House Republicans’ districts. President Barack Obama wants such a pathway. So do some prominent GOP lawmakers who are seeking a way out of their party’s jam. The plans differ on when and how citizenship might occur, with border security a central issue. Resolving these differences may determine whether a major law is enacted in the coming months. Some GOP strategists fear they will lose either way. If by the next election Latino voters

think Republicans opposed and possibly blocked an immigration overhaul, they might turn against the party in even bigger numbers. On the other hand, converting millions of illegal Hispanic residents into citizens might produce large numbers of new voters who will lean Democratic for years. “This is a perilous debate that Republicans have entered into,” said John Ullyot, a Republican consultant and a former Senate aide. Obama won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote last November and 67 percent in 2008. GOP campaign professionals say Republicans are dooming themselves if they don’t show a welcoming face to this fastgrowing segment of voters. “Republicans need to solve this issue, politically, if they wish to win national elections, and they know it,” said Texasbased GOP consultant Matt Mackowiak. Winning House elections, however, is a different matter. A number of Republican lawmakers and aides say “amnesty” for illegal immigrants triggers strong resentment among their constituents. The upcoming debates could stir passions further, even in swing districts.

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Holograms to tell Holocaust stories Surgeon at center of Senator’s trips By MATT SEDENSKY

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LOS ANGELES – For years, Holocaust survivor Pinchus Gutter has told the tragic story of watching his parents and 10-year-old twin sister herded into a Nazi death camp’s gas chambers so quickly that he had no time to even say goodbye. He was left instead with an enduring image he has carried with him through 70 years: that of his sister vanishing into a sea of people doomed to die. Only this time the elderly, balding man wasn’t really there as he recounted the horror of the Holocaust to an audience gathered in an auditorium at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. It was the 80-year-old survivor’s digital doppelganger, dressed in a white shirt, dark pants and matching vest, that was doing the talking as it gazed intently at its audience, sometimes tapping its feet as it paused to consider a question. Over the years, elderly Holocaust survivors such as Gutter have been leaving behind manuscripts and oral histories of their lives, fearful that once they are gone there will be no one to explain the horror they lived through or to challenge the accounts of Holocaust deniers such as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. For the past 18 months, a group led by USC’s Shoah Foundation has been trying to change that by creating three-dimensional holograms of nearly a dozen people who survived Nazi Germany’s systematic extermination of 6 million Jews during World War II. Like the digital librarian

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – To some, Dr. Salomon Melgen was a miracle worker who brought sight to the blind. To others, he was a smooth political player known for rubbing elbows and jet-setting. Whichever version of Melgen roused the interest of the FBI, which raided his offices this week, their investigation has illuminated the surgeon’s ability to build ties to a host of Democratic lawmakers. Foremost among them is Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, whose friendship with Melgen has yielded fundraisers, campaign contributions and trips on a private plane. Menendez said this week he did nothing wrong, and flatly denied allegations reported by The Daily Caller, a conservative website, that he trav-

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Lori Weiss, manager of the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies, relaxes Tuesday to music synchronized with color LEDs inside the Lighting Stage X, the institute’s latest LED-filled sphere used to help create realistic virtual characters. The technology used by the “Virtual Survivor Visualization” digitizes aging Holocaust survivors to create three-dimensional holograms that would not only be able to tell their stories to future generations but to engage in dialogue with them. portrayed by Orlando Jones in the 2002 movie “The Time Machine,” the plan is for Gutter and the others to live on in perpetuity, telling generations not born yet the horror they witnessed and offering their thoughts on how to avoid having one of history’s darkest moments repeated. Although people at this week’s event saw Gutter as only a two-dimensional figure, he has been painstakingly filmed for hours in 3-D and, perhaps as early as next year according to those involved in the project, his hologram could be talking faceto-face with visitors at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Certainly it will be within five years, said Stephen Smith, the Shoah Foundation’s executive director, and Paul Debevec, associate director of the university’s Institute for Creative

Technologies, which is creating the hologram project’s infrastructure. “Having actually put it together, it’s clear this will happen,” said Debevec, whose institute has partnered with Hollywood on such films as “Avatar” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” winning a special Academy Award for the latter. Indeed, it already has almost happened. More than 15 years after his death, rapper Tupac Shakur made a 3-D hologram-like appearance at last year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, performing alongside a real Snoop Dogg. Technically, Shakur wasn’t a hologram, however, because his image was projected onto a thin screen that was all but invisible to the audience.

people in connection with the case, Turkey’s state-run news agency said. Sarai Sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, was last heard from on Jan. 21, the day she was to fly home.

Her disappearance attracted a lot of interest in Turkey, where the disappearance of tourists is rare, and Istanbul police had set up a special unit to find her.

8WORLD BRIEF Missing NYC woman found dead in Turkey ANKARA, Turkey – A New York City woman who went missing while vacationing alone in Istanbul was found dead Saturday, and police were questioning 11

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eled on Melgen’s plane to the Dominican Republic for sex with prostitutes. Although facts remain piecemeal, a fuller portrait of Melgen has emerged. There are photos of the beaming doctor sandwiched between Menendez and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a trail of checks written to polSalomon iticians and a Melgen web of business interests that apparently fueled his wealth. Melgen, 58, is a native of the Dominican Republic who has lived in the U.S. since at least 1980, holding medical posts around the country while building a reputation as a top ophthalmologist. He has a wife and two children.

Calls to his home and office were not answered, but his attorney has said he did nothing wrong. On the website for his Vitreo-Retinal Consultants Eye Center practice, he is called a pioneer and an innovator, a front-runner in treatment of macular degeneration, a common eye disorder. He has treated “presidents, governors, politicians, celebrities and actors,” according to his website. Patricia Goodman, his office manager and personal assistant for a decade until cancer forced her to quit in 1999, remembers an endless stream of patients coming from all over the world for his care. “He was just the best surgeon,” she said, “and we had people that would come in that were blind and told they would never see again and he brought back their sight.”

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8BRIEFS Report says FAA lagging on airline safety law WASHINGTON – Faced with substantial industry opposition, federal regulators are struggling to implement a sweeping aviation safety law enacted after the last fatal U.S. airline crash almost four years ago, according to a report. The Federal Aviation Administration is experiencing lengthy delays in putting in place rules required by the law to increase the amount of experience necessary to be an airline pilot, provide more realistic pilot training and create a program where experienced captains mentor less experienced first officers, according to the report by the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General. The report was obtained by The Associated Press.

Iranian official: Photo shows backup monkey TEHRAN, Iran – One of two official packages of photos of Iran’s famed simian space traveler depicted the wrong monkey, but a primate really did fly into space and return safely to Earth, a senior Iranian space official confirmed Saturday. The two different monkeys shown in the photos released by Iran’s state media caused some international observers to wonder whether the monkey had died in space or that the launch didn’t go well. Mohammad Ebrahimi said one set of pictures showed an archive photo of one of the alternate monkeys. He said three to five monkeys are simultaneously tested for such a flight and two or three are chosen for the launch. Finally, the one that is best suited for the mission and isn’t stressed is chosen.

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Turkey: Bomber had terror conviction By SUZAN FRASER The Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey – The suicide bomber who struck the U.S. Embassy in Ankara spent several years in prison on terrorism charges but was released on probation after being diagnosed with a hunger strike-related brain disorder, officials said Saturday. The bomber, identified as 40-year-old leftist militant Ecevit Sanli, killed himself and a Turkish security guard Friday, in what U.S. officials said was a terrorist attack.

Sanli was armed with enough TNT to blow up a two-story building and also detonated a hand grenade, officials said. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that police believe the bomber was connected to his nation’s outlawed leftist militant group Revolutionary People’s Liberation PartyFront, or DHKP-C. And on Saturday DHKP-C claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted on a website linked to the group. It said Sanli carried out the act of “self-sacrifice” on be-

half of the group. The group called itself “immortal” and said, “Down with imperialism and the collaborating oligarchy.” But it gave no reason for attacking the U.S. Embassy. The authenticity of the website was confirmed by a government terrorism expert who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with rules that bar government employees from speaking to reporters without prior authorization. Turkey’s private NTV television, meanwhile, said police detained three people

Saturday who may be connected to the U.S. Embassy attack during operations in Ankara and Istanbul. Two of the suspects were being questioned by police in Ankara, while the third was taken into custody in Istanbul and was being brought to Ankara. NTV, citing unidentified security sources, said one of the suspects is a man whose identity Sanli allegedly used to enter Turkey illegally, while the second was suspected of forging identity papers. There was no informa-

tion about the third suspect. Earlier, Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Guler said Sanli had fled Turkey after he was released from jail in 2001, but managed to return to the country “illegally,” using a fake ID. It was not clear how long before the attack he had returned to Turkey. NTV said he is believed to have come to Turkey from Germany, crossing into Turkey from Greece. Police officials in Ankara could not immediately be reached for comment.

Egypt ‘bodyguards’ take stand against sex assault The ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO – Amid a growing number of brutal attacks on women protesters in Egypt, one stood out: A mob of men on Cairo’s Tahrir Square raped a 19-year-old woman with a sharp object, cutting her genitals in an attack that forced her to undergo emergency surgery. The assault was one of the

worst in a string of attacks over the past year in which women have been stripped, groped and raped at demonstrations in Egypt. This past week alone, while mass protests filled city squares around the country, more than two dozen new sexual attacks were reported – a wave that activists call the worst in years and describe as the darkest stain on the country’s

opposition street movement. In response, several groups have arisen to protect female demonstrators. On Friday, men and women clad in bright neon vests and hardhats patrolling Cairo’s iconic square were part of the latest organization to emerge: Tahrir Bodyguard. Soraya Bahgat said she founded the group after seeing TV footage last Novem-

ber of a mob of men attacking a woman and tearing off her clothes. She had been on the way to a demonstration at Tahrir herself, but instead stayed in, gripped with fear. “It was sickening. They were dragging her through the street,” said the 29-yearold, who works as a human resources manager. “I couldn’t imagine something so horrific, and something that funda-

mentally would keep women from exercising their right to assembly like anyone else. No one should be prevented from demonstrating.” Such is the concern that the United Nations on Thursday demanded authorities to act to bring perpetrators to justice, saying it had reports of 25 sexual assaults on women in Tahrir rallies over the past week.

Illegal fireworks blamed for deadly blast in China BEIJING – A truck that exploded and caused an elevated stretch of highway to collapse in central China, killing 10 people, was loaded with holiday fireworks that were illegally produced and transported, authorities said Saturday. Local authorities have shut down the company that made the fireworks, Hongsheng Fireworks Manufacturing Co. Ltd., and detained four company officials following Friday’s blast, state media reported. It remained unclear what set off the fireworks as they were shipped eastward. State-run China Central Television said witnesses believed a collision caused by heavy smog might have triggered the blast.

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Netanyahu asked to form next Israeli government JERUSALEM – Israel’s president asked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday to form the next government, and Netanyahu pledged that his new administration will be committed to advancing peace talks with the Palestinians. Israeli President Shimon Peres formally requested Netanyahu to build a governing coalition, after conducting consultations with all 12 parties that won seats in last week’s election. A majority of newly elected lawmakers recommended Netanyahu as prime ministerdesignate. Netanyahu now has six weeks to form a coalition government.

23 killed in Taliban attack on Pakistan army post PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Taliban militants wearing suicide vests fired automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades at an army post in northwestern Pakistan in a pre-dawn raid Saturday, killing 23 people, including 10 civilians, officials said. Twelve attackers also were killed in the assault. The raid came a day after a suicide bombing at a Shiite Muslim mosque elsewhere in the northwest that killed 30 people, police said.

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Continued from page A1 Chapa La Via, D-Aurora, are co-sponsoring the amendment, which is sitting in the House Rules Committee. Jakobsson said the tax system currently is unfair and does not produce enough revenue. Even though the bill does not set rates or amounts, she said, many taxpayers would likely see a decrease under a graduated system. “The very wealthy would see an increase, maybe 6 percent of state citizens would see their taxes go up, but 94 percent, if we did this right, would see a reduction in income taxes,” she said.” Of the 34 states that collect income tax, most have a graduated system like the federal government, while Illinois and six other states collect a flat tax, according to the

National Conference of State Legislatures. It takes three-fifths votes of both houses to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot, where it must be approved by more than 50 percent of those voting in the election or 60 percent of those voting on the issue. State Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, said he would be surprised if the bill even makes it out of committee. He and other county legislators were not convinced that a graduated income tax would mean lower tax bills for most residents. “First of all, our temporary income tax [increase] is supposed to start expiring at the end of next year, and it’s looking more and more permanent each day because we’re doing such a bad job in Springfield,” Franks said. “I don’t see how anyone can say with a straight face to trust

Illinois with more of our taxpayer dollars.” Democratic lawmakers in the final hours of the January 2011 lame-duck session approved the largest tax increase in state history, raising tax rates 67 percent on individuals and 46 percent on businesses. Individual taxpayers now pay a state income-tax rate of 5 percent, and businesses pay 7 percent. Supporters touted the increase as an attempt to get out from under a shameful backlog of unpaid bills, but almost all of the new income has been swallowed by the state’s ballooning public pension obligations. The state’s present backlog of unpaid bills now is worse than it was when the tax increase was approved. Opponents, who were skeptical in 2011 that the tax would be allowed to start expiring as scheduled in 2015, are even

more so now as state finances have gotten worse. The state’s credit rating in the past two months has been downgraded by two of the three major credit rating agencies and had its outlook changed to negative by the third. All three agencies – Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings – cited legislators’ repeated failure to advance pension reform. Freshman state Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, said he is very concerned that the amendment will gain momentum. He told the Northwest Herald last month that he believes one of the reasons pension reform never moves forward is so lawmakers can force a crisis and push for a graduated income tax. “My concern is, as [Chicago Mayor] Rahm Emanuel says, never let a good crisis go to

waste,” McSweeney said. “I’m concerned the Democrats will use this as an excuse to go to a graduated income tax, and I think that’s a real threat.” McSweeney on Friday was named to the House Revenue and Finance Committee, which he said puts him in a good position to fight the proposal. But McSweeney’s concerns over the proposed amendment’s chances can be tempered somewhat by legislative history. Proposed constitutional amendments rarely make it to voters. More than 80 were proposed under the previous General Assembly. Only one, an attempt to curtail governments’ ability to increase pension benefits, made it to the ballot, and was defeated by voters last November. Also, the fact that the Democrats now hold supermajorities in both houses along with the governor’s office is not a

guarantee that the graduated tax amendment will go to the voters. The last attempt that came to a floor vote in 2008 was soundly defeated, 35-19, in the Senate, where Democrats then as now held a supermajority. Jakobsson said the state’s financial distress could prove to be the impetus that moves the amendment forward this time. “I’m certainly hoping that it has much stronger legs this time around, and I think the time is right,” Jakobsson said. But should it go to voters in 2014, state Rep. Mike Tryon, R-Crystal Lake, said he doubts that Illinois voters will be in the mood to trust lawmakers with setting new tax rates. “I don’t think Illinoisans are undertaxed. I think the state overspends,” Tryon said.

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from high medical costs or the demanding level of care. But both said families simply need to support one another. “You got to stick together,” Mary Jo Corsaro said. “That’s the most important part. You almost have to make your marriage stronger because of this.” When Matthew was 2, the Corsaros noticed he wasn’t responding to words and was lagging behind in speech. After talking with a pediatrician, they met with early intervention specialists, who told them about the “A word,” for the first time, Bruce Corsaro said. They immediately sent him to speech, occupational and behavioral therapy. They since have enrolled Matthew in the Chicago Education Project, a private school in Hoffman Estates that provides therapy and schooling exclusively for special-needs children. The biggest challenge with Matthew, they said, is communication. They often have to speak deliberately and with simple sentences to ensure that Matthew understands. If they speak too fast, Matthew oftentimes will get irritated and frustrated, Bruce Corsaro said. But they also said it’s important for him and the family to treat him like a kid, one who wants to play and get lost in imagination. Inside their Lake in the Hills home, Matthew is proud to show off the many popup drawings he made from scratch, using Scotch tape, glue and markers of scenic images, such as a sailboat out to sea. They also find time to do family activities. The Corsaros travel regularly to the Wisconsin Dells and spent hours in a car last year driving to Disneyland. “We don’t change our life,” Mary Jo Corsaro said. “We try to operate as normally as we can.” In the same town, Anne and John Ledwitch have a different experience. Their son Luke, 9, was diagnosed with nonverbal autism a week before his third birthday. Luke still uses about 50 basic words a day, such as more food or more water, Anne Ledwitch said. Luke was taught the “Picture Exchange Communication System,” which aids communication through the use of pictures for children with developmental disabilities. Luke’s diagnosis also rattled the family, since the couple already had two children, Alex, 15, and Stirling, 11, without disabilities. Alex had the most questions and concerns, since he was old enough to see the developmental differences between Stirling and Luke, Anne Ledwitch said. The family had to adjust from the typical household environment. They take Luke shopping

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but do so during nonpeak hours in the early morning or late evening. They had to rule out organized sports for the siblings, since Luke struggles with being in open, public spaces for too long. Anne Ledwitch calls the couple’s parenting style “divide and conquer,” since they individually shift spending time with the older brothers and caring for Luke. “Our philosophy has always been, he’s Luke first and he’s autistic second,” Anne Ledwitch said. “You do have to modify what you do, unless it’s real necessary. Why would I put Luke in a situation that potentially is going to trigger his autism at a high level?” The differences in care between Matthew Corsaro and Luke Ledwitch is not uncommon to see, said Winter Noe, who coordinates the Autism Support Program for Options and Advocacy in Crystal Lake. Noe said they often hear from parents of autistic children with concerns about feeling trapped or being unable to care adequately for their child, since a cure for autism doesn’t exist. The group runs a variety of support groups and does home consultation to help families transition to caring for their autistic child. She said parents oftentimes need to educate themselves, create a support network, and know their child’s tendencies. “You need to take one thing at a time, and you need to see what works for you and what doesn’t work for you,” Noe said. For the Ledwitchs, the family learned early in Luke’s diagnosis that they could switch options frequently. Anne Ledwitch even turned to the television for stories about families with autistic children to get a sense of other people’s methods. “We change what we do all the time. We work with it, and we work around it. But we let him be a kid first,” Anne Ledwitch said. “Those are the stories I like to see.”

things are happening,” said Riley, who took the lead in pushing for the facility. “When we get information here, it’s not put in a pile and forgotten. It’s acted on, now.” Riley gave The Associated Press an exclusive tour of the three-story brick building. Citing security, he asked the AP not to reveal its exact location. The staff includes city and suburban police, as well as agents from the DEA, FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the IRS and a half-dozen other agencies. In another rarity, U.S. and state prosecutors also work alongside one another. Riley declined to reveal its budget. It’ll take time to see if the headquarters makes antitrafficking efforts in Chicago more efficient, said Fred Burton, a security analyst for the global intelligence firm Stratfor. “It sounds great on paper,” he said. “But getting federal agencies to act in unison can be like herding cats.” Over the years, competition has led to situations where agencies end up unknowingly targeting the same traffickers, creating the risk that they could inadvertently foil each other’s investigations, Riley said.

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Jack Riley, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Chicago, points out local Mexican drug cartel problem areas on a map in the new interagency Strike Force office in Chicago. The opening of the Chicago Strike Force office comes as Mexican traffickers have taken control of more than 90 percent of the drugs market in Chicago, which the syndicates also use as a hub for distribution across the Midwest. Thus, the headquarters was designed to foster camaraderie. Employees’ desks all sit in a warehouse-sized room with no dividers or signs identifying who belongs to what agency. Response teams are comprised of members from each agency. A major focus of their investigations will be the point of contact between major traffickers and local gangs, who serve as street-level salesmen. That’s when traf-

fickers are especially vulnerable, Reilly said, because they meet at unfamiliar places or use phones that can be wiretapped. The ultimate goal is to arrest suspects, squeeze them to cooperate and then move along the cartel’s chain of command to indict everyone from the street dealer to the kingpins in Mexico. They hope to replicate investigations like one that led to the 2009 indictment of key lead-

ers of the Sinaloa cartel and the extradition of Sinaloa lieutenant Vicente Zambada, who’ll stand trial in Chicago this year. Beat officers should also benefit from the new headquarters, Riley said. A single office with a range of experts on everything from which gang controls what block to cartel structures in Mexico should help officers in the field make sense of anything suspicious, he said.


Opinion

John Rung Publisher

Dan McCaleb Senior Editor

Sunday, February 3, 2013 • Page A11 • Northwest Herald • NWHerald.com 8OUR VIEW

8SKETCH VIEW

Too much of a good thing Executives of companies that start hoarding loads of cash shouldn’t be surprised if their shareholders ask questions. Why isn’t this money being used to grow the business and generate even more profits? Or, why isn’t it being returned to the investors? We think taxpayers should be asking similar questions about local government bodies that also hoard cash. While state and federal governments are going broke, a story in last week’s For the record Northwest Herald might have Local governments need to surprised some keep money in reserve in the readers. The story case of emergencies. But they detailed how some need to be reasonable about it, smaller municipal and remember that that money governments in belongs to taxpayers. McHenry County have been piling up large reserves of cash, even as propertytax bills have risen and property values have declined. State law doesn’t mandate what an individual taxing body should keep in reserves – neither a minimum nor a maximum. But as a matter of policy, agencies should use sound judgment and not build excessive amounts of cash reserves. After all, it is taxpayer money we’re talking about. If government bodies don’t need all the tax revenue they collect in a given year, perhaps they’re collecting too much from their taxpayers. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada recommends that a minimum of two months of expenses be kept in reserve by governmental agencies. Many governments use three or four months as a guideline. We think that’s reasonable. Having a few months in reserves can protect staffing and services during downturns in the economy, as we experienced recently with the Great Recession. But a glance at some local governmental budgets shows some taxing bodies are keeping reserves up to half or more of their entire annual operating budgets. That’s too much. If a government body is able to keep that much cash on hand, the simple solution in the business world would be to return the money to shareholders. In this case, that’s the taxpayers.

8ANOTHER VIEW

No work, no pay The concept is so simple that even a U.S. congressman can understand it: No work, no pay. On Jan. 23, a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House approved legislation that would withhold the pay of members of Congress if they fail to pass a budget resolution, which is included in their job descriptions. The measure directs both the House and Senate to adopt budget resolutions by April 15. If either chamber fails to pass a budget in that time, members of that body would have their paychecks withheld until one is passed. It also extends the debt ceiling through May 18. That gives Congress and President Barack Obama a few more months to agree to spending cuts – something the Democrats wouldn’t do as part of the deal to avoid going over the so-called fiscal cliff. Yes, the vote means kicking the can down the road a bit longer. But this time, it’s for a good reason. The Democratic-controlled Senate hasn’t passed a budget in four years. That’s inexcusable. It’s also a violation of the 1874 Budget Control Act. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the upper chamber will pass “No Budget, No Pay” fairly quickly. Then both houses can immediately get down to work and approve a budget that reduces debt and is fiscally responsible for the long haul, not one that’s a shortterm fix. Putting members of Congress on the spot – Republicans as well as Democrats – is overdue. Savannah (Ga.) Morning News

8IT’S YOUR WRITE Destructive path To the Editor: The closer the Feb. 26 election gets, the nastier things are for Supervisor Linda Moore. Why must people be so nasty? Shamefully, the four trustees in Grafton Township have been on a destructive path during the past four years. The trustees, not the supervisor, voted to raise the tax levy at every chance they had, even though the economy is so bad. She brought informative speakers to our bimonthly bingo. When the trustees cut bingo funding, she found private funding. They claimed bingo cost $300, when it really cost $80. I guess seniors aren’t worth the cost, yet they spent hundreds of thousands on their lawyers while placing the blame on Moore. People should see through the trustees’ lies and vengeful acts. If the trustees would have paid the loan back in 2010, the township wouldn’t have wasted money on interest charges. Loretta Wuich Huntley

Pro-life movement To the Editor: On Jan. 25, the annual March for Life was held in Washington, D.C. The March for Life is a peaceful protest of the Roe v. Wade decision passed on Jan. 22, 1973. Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in America and is responsible for the deaths of at least 55 million babies. Hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans travel to Washington every January for this event. An estimated 600,000 to 750,000 people participated in the March this year, a record high. However, this powerful, extraordinary, and constantly growing event is very minimally covered by the news, if at all. America needs to know that the pro-life movement is very much alive and thriving in our country. The vast majority of marchers are under the age of 25. My generation will not rest until we see that Roe v. Wade is overturned.

It blows me away that an event of this magnitude is ignored by the increasingly liberal media. I understand why, though. The liberal media and administration running our country are terrified of the power of the pro-life movement. They know that they cannot hide behind a façade of “choice” much longer, and the truth will soon be revealed: Abortion stops a beating heart. The pro-life movement is one of hope, love and healing, and one that will not be silenced. I encourage readers to look into this incredible stand for human rights, for the 55 million, and counting, lives that have been lost. Lizzy Svigelj Crystal Lake

Strangely silent To the Editor: The media, along with many private citizens, are calling on the Obama administration to pass gun control and an assault weapons ban. The Northwest Herald has published many letters from antigun advocates who want the government to take control of guns. They don’t want guns in the hands of killers anymore – a lofty goal. But wait. Where were these same people who abhor violence when the White House Justice Department sanctioned the illegal sale of automatic weapons to Mexican drug cartels? Eric Holder stonewalled the congressional investigation and held his own investigation which, of course, did not hold him responsible. What a surprise. Where has the media been for the past few years while U.S. agents and Mexicans are gunned down by weapons provided by our own administration? Where’s the outrage by those writing the Northwest Herald, demanding more gun control when they discovered this incredible story? It’s been a back-page story, largely unreported by the media, and ignored by those who can’t find any fault with this administration. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,

8SPEAK OUT

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SPEAK OUT ON FACEBOOK “I like the Super Bowl for the commercials and the halftime show. And the food and beer.”

“When the Packers win. That’s the only time I like it.”

“When it’s over.” Ed Painter Algonquin

Brian Klinger Cary

Ashley Chrusniak Woodstock

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8THE FIRST AMENDMENT

Northwest Herald asked this same question on its Facebook page. At right are a few of the responses.

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Firearms and Explosives made legal dealers sell guns to murderers and it doesn’t make the news or find outrage in the masses. The slaughter in Connecticut, along with the anti-gun lobby, brought this subject of gun control to our attention. But I ask, where have they been while our agents and innocent Mexicans are being slaughtered every day by guns sold and delivered to drug cartels by the Justice Department? They have been strangely silent. Mark Rehorst Woodstock

Destroying our culture To the Editor: With tears in my eyes and sadness in my heart, I watch and listen to the endless and mindless actions that are destroying the core of our American culture. We have killed more than 55 million babies through abortion since 1973 and the Roe v. Wade decision. Of those, 2 percent are attributed to the mother’s life being in danger, and another 2 percent are due to incest and/or rape. We have successfully purged God from our schools, governments and the town squares. We have totally ignored the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, the supreme law of our land, and our Founding Fathers intentions, and circumvented it with activist judges and executive orders. We have destroyed the American family and all of the values that go along with it and replaced it with a dysfunctional “new normal” We pay absolutely no attention to fiscal responsibility.

“The puppy bowl on Animal Planet ... and they are adding hedgehog cheerleaders this year. How cool is that!”

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We disregard the Ten Commandments and our faith in a supreme being because they are inconvenient to us or offensive to some people. And yet we the people of the United States dare to debate the cause of tragedies such as Sandy Hook? John J. Smith McHenry

Did nothing To the Editor: This is an open letter to all firearms owners, with apologies to the Rev. Martin Niemöller. When they came for the guns thousands of miles away, I did nothing. They were, after all, many states away, and they had voted themselves into their predicament. When they came for the guns in a neighboring state, I did nothing. They were a blue state, and if members of that constituency felt differently, they should’ve moved. When they came for the guns in Chicago, I did nothing. Surely they had learned from a failed 30-year ban. Besides, that oppressive sinkhole of liberalism deserves what it gets. When they came for my neighbors’ guns, I did nothing. He doesn’t hunt, collect, or sportshoot. His guns are kept for the express purpose of taking a life. When they came for my guns, my fellow gun owners had been registered, taxed and legislated to death. I stood alone because we did not stand united. Adam Lewis Island Lake

“Beer and others.” Jason Nicholas Woodstock

Jan Polep Cary “The gym and mall will be empty. I will enjoy the peace.” Alexis Hoffman, Crystal Lake

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8COMMUNITY NEWS

NYGREN TO AWARD $500 SCHoLArSHIP

WOODSTOCK – The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association will award more than $53,000 in college scholarships to Illinois students who wish to pursue higher education in the 2013-14 academic year. Sheriff Keith Nygren will award one $500 scholarship to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The students must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning in the state. Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents and McHenry County residents. Students must be enrolled as full-time students during the 2013-2014 school year (excluding summer session). Applications are available at the sheriff’s office, 2200 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, or online at www.ilsheriff.org. Students must complete the application, answer the essay question, and return all documentation to the sheriff’s office by March 7. For information, call the sheriff’s office at 815-338-2144 or consult the student’s high school, advising center or college financial aid office.

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MCC OKs parking lot work Trustees pave way for $2.3 million in lot improvements by CHeLSeA mcDouGALL cmcdougall@shawmedia.com CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College trustees recently approved reconstructing two of its parking lots, but some auxiliary expenses were too much for two trustees who rejected the project. At a Committee of the Whole meet-

ing last month, the MCC board voted, 5-2, to rebuild parking lots B and D for a cost not to exceed $2.3 million. Trustees Ron Parrish and Dennis Adams turned it down. Parrish called the spending “out of control.” “These ancillaries go on and on,” Parrish said at the January Committee of the Whole meeting. “That’s not

our need right now.” Adams preferred a Band-Aid fix. “I think we could patch it and make it go another year,” Adams said. “When you look at the private sector, there’s a lot of bad parking lots because of this economy.” College officials argued that because the parking lots already are being dug into, it was a good time to in-

clude other repairs at the same time. “These other projects make sense to do as long as you’ve got everything torn up. ... As long as you’re buying asphalt and digging it out,” MCC President Vicky Smith said at the meeting. “It would be much more costly if you did it two years from now.”

District 26 putting together its vision, goals

GROUNDHOG DAY

By JOSEPH BUSTOS jbustos@shawmedia.com

– Northwest Herald

NUNDA TOWNSHIP forum oN feb. 13

CRYSTAL LAKE – Nunda Township Republicans will host a candidates forum at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the American Community Bank, 1500 S. Route 31 in McHenry. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Candidates running for the Republican nomination in the February primaries have been invited to attend, including those in the contested races for Nunda Township supervisor, highway commissioner and clerk. There will be a question-andanswer session for candidates in contested races, and candidates running unopposed for trustee will have an opportunity to introduce themselves to voters. Voters may submit questions for the forum at nundagop.org. Because of security requirements, doors to the facility will be locked at 7:10 p.m. and no one will be admitted after that. For information, visit nundagop.org.

– Northwest Herald

8LOCAL BEST BET

LIBRARY SHOWS ‘THE BOURNE LEGACY’

McHENRY – A “Free Movies @ Your Library” showing of “The Bourne Legacy” will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the McHenry Public Library, 809 N. Front St. The film is rated PG-13. The event is for those 18 and older. For information, call 815-3850036 or visit www.mchenrylibrary.org.

8LOCAL DEATHS Duane K. Ainlay 83, Cary Howard Daniel Appenfeldt 82, Harvard richard S. Partyka 91, Crystal Lake martin P. “mike” Stimac 88, Huntley Carolina Torres 66, Crystal Lake Douglas m. Zogus 69, formerly of Cary OBITUARIES on pages B6-7

See PARKING, page B3

Sarah Nader – snader@shawmedia.com

Handler mark Szafran of Norridge presents Woodstock Willie to a crowd of about 500 Saturday morning on the Woodstock Square. To the delight of most in attendance, Willie prognosticated an early spring.

Woodstock Willie predicts early spring By LINDSAY WEBER editorial@nwherald.com WOODSTOCK – Amidst the twinkling lights of an early morning Woodstock Square and a freshly dusted wintery backdrop, a weather prophesier emerged from his cubbyhole Saturday morning and brought hope of an early spring. At 7:07 a.m., on his utmost important and single day of work per year, Woodstock Willie did not see his shadow, making his prognostication to the people of McHenry County for an early spring. Woodstock Willie is to the Midwest as his fellow prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil is to the East. “It’s really cool. We’ve got our own little weatherman right here,” handler Mark Szafran said. “I’ve been coming to Woodstock for 16 years now for Groundhog’s Day, and I still feel like the dad in the Lion King every time when I present Willie to the crowd.” Paula and Jeff Jarvis were among the nearly 500 in attendance. It was their first time witnessing the prognostication with their 4½-year-old twins, Paige and Chase, in tow. “We came out to start a new family tradition,” Paula Jarvis said. “We’ve been holed up in our house all winter, so it’s great to get out with the community.”

See EARLY SPRING, page B4

Sarah Nader – snader@shawmedia.com

Caitlin Christensen (center), 13, of Waukegan holds onto her stuffed groundhog while attending Woodstock’s Groundhog Day Prognostication on Saturday.

by emILY K. CoLemAN WOODSTOCK – The former campsite at Fox Bluff Conservation Area might be reinvented as a place for weddings, graduations and reunions. Draft schematics showing three of the former Camp Algonquin buildings located on 163 acres south of Cary near Cary-Algonquin and Cold Spring roads redesigned as rental facilities were presented to the McHenry County Conservation District Board at its last meeting. Staff also considered using the space for farmstands or a farmers market, but the area around Fox Bluff is sat-

See D-26, page B4

To learn more

A look at Groundhog Day in the U.S. Pa.’s Punxsutawney Phil also predicts early spring PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – An end to winter’s bitter cold will come soon, according to Pennsylvania’s famous groundhog. Following a recent stretch of weather that’s included temperatures well below freezing as well as record warmth, tornadoes in the South and Midwest and torren-

tial rains in the mid-Atlantic, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair Saturday in front of thousands but didn’t see his shadow. Legend has it that if the furry rodent sees his shadow on Feb. 2 on Gobbler’s Knob in west-central Pennsylvania, winter will last six more weeks. But if he doesn’t see his shadow, spring will come early.

MCCD looks at rental facilities at Fox Bluff ecoleman@shawmedia.com

CARY – Emphasizing that the entire community is part of District 26 is one of the cornerstones of the school system’s new mission, vision and goals document. District 26 adopted the new document after its steering committee worked on the project for more than three months. It includes vision statements for students, the curriculum, the culture of the district, finances, working in a learning community, and the community, parents and guardians. Steering committee members included school board members, administrators, teachers, support staff, parent-teacher organization members, committee engagement committee members, community members, and foundation members. Director of Curriculum Valerie McCall said that sometimes discussions became heated, but the process was worthwhile. “It was nice to see everybody was dedicated and committed ... [and] that our students in Cary District 26 have comparable learning opportunities that we’re able to provide,” McCall said. The district wants students to take intellectual risks and expects students to demonstrate and accept responsibility for their learning, decisions and actions, among other commitments.

If you go The preliminary draft plan will be presented at the McHenry County Conservation District Board of Trustees meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Brookdale administrative offices, 18410 Route 14, Woodstock. urated with them, Executive Director Elizabeth Kessler said. The board is not at the point where it has finalized what its plans are. A competitive analysis on the feasibility of a farmers market at Fox Bluff found 72 farmstands and 21 markets within a 20-mile radius.

While there also are 40plus rental facilities in the same area, Kessler said there is an opportunity to take advantage of the historical and natural setting of the facilities. The range of buildings can house a variety of differently sized events. This type of conversion also would open up space for the district’s own programs, said trustee Kent Krautstrunk of Crystal Lake. Andy Dogan, a principal at PHN Architects, walked the board through the three buildings it recommended for further review, one of the dormitories, the recreation hall and the dining hall.

See FACILTIES, page B3

– The Associated Press

The district’s new mission statement is, “The District 26 community works together to provide a sound educational foundation that supports and inspires all students to reach their full academic potential.” To read the full mission and vision document for District 26, visit www.cary26.org.

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Local Challenger players to play special game

Big news comes from Little League headquarters in Williamsport, Penn. Illinois District 13 has been invited to play in a Challenger exhibition game Aug. 24 at national headquarters in Pennsylvania. District 13 has three active Challenger programs: Bartlett, Tri-Cities and Woodstock. Those three programs are being notified to select players and their buddies to represent District 13. District 13 will be able to send up to 15 players and 15 buddies. The Challenger Division, established in 1989, is a separate program in Little League

enabling boys and girls with developmental and physical challenges to enjoy the game of baseball. Rochelle Donahue is the Woodstock representative helping District 13 participate in the Challenger program on Aug. 24. There will be three games played that day – international championship game, U.S. championship game and the Challenger exhibition game. The first hour of the Challenger game will be broadcast live on ESPN3. •฀฀•฀฀•฀ The Land Conservancy’s annual meeting Jan. 27 highlighted efforts of citizens

ON THE SQUARE Don Peasley who care about our county’s landscape. Lisa Haderlein, executive director, presented awards to several county teachers and volunteers. Clarence Arnold of Harvard, Al Wilson of Lake-inthe-Hills, and Mary Mariutto of Crystal Lake were recognized for their volunteer contributions to TLC. These volunteers exemplify the important role of volunteers in advancing the work of the

Mobile health unit to offer full vascular screenings this month CRYSTAL LAKE – February is heart month and Centegra Health System encourages men and women 40 years and older to check their risk for stroke with a comprehensive vascular screening. Learn about the risks for heart disease or stroke with a vascular screening through the Centegra Wellness on the Move mobile health unit. Centegra’s screening provides immediate preliminary results on these tests: ultrasound images of the carotid artery to detect plaque buildup; ankle brachial index measurements to detect blockage

risk and peripheral arterial disease; heart rhythm EKG readout to detect atrial fibrillation; risk level for abdominal aortic aneurysm; and body mass index, pulse and blood pressure numbers. All results are confidential. Follow-up reports completed by a Centegra Health System radiologist are mailed to the patient within a week so they can be shared with a physician. Screenings will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following dates: •฀Tuesday฀at฀Centegra฀Physician Care - Woodstock, 3707 Doty Road. •฀ Thursday฀ at฀ Centegra฀

40 amateur photographers. Bill Donato, Woodstock High School science teacher, and Beth Theiss, Hannah Beardsley seventh-grade science teacher in Crystal Lake, were given “Living with Trees” awards to recognize their dedication to the county’s oak woodlands. These teachers help ensure that the trees are healthy and they will continue to be an important part of local landscapes 100 years from now. Donato has led his environmental science students in the multi-year effort to clear nonnative brush and create a hiking trail in the 30-acre Gerry

Street Park in Woodstock. Theiss has incorporated lessons about the local oak woodlands into the school’s seventh-grade science curriculum. Students collect acorns in autumn, learn how to raise trees from the acorns, and in the spring plant oak seedlings at a public park. In 2012, students planted 40 oaks at Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake.

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organization, Haderlein said. Arnold and Wilson were recognized for donating more than 40 hours each to restore Gateway Nature Park in Harvard during 2012. Almost 600 volunteer hours were donated to restore the oak woods at the park in 2012, a contribution equivalent to more than $10,000 in paid labor. Mariutto was recognized for her dedication and leadership as a volunteer for TLC’s “Art of the Land” fundraiser. Mariutto organizes the display of artwork at the event. “Art of the Land” features the work of almost 50 artists and photographs from more than

Health Bridge Fitness Center - Crystal Lake, 200 Congress Parkway. •฀Feb.฀12฀at฀Centegra฀Physician Care - Huntley, 10350 Haligus Road. •฀Feb.฀19฀at฀Centegra฀Hospital - Woodstock, 3701 Doty Road. The cost is $129 for all tests. For an appointment, call 877-236-8347. This screening is part of Centegra’s add-a-pearl program in which women receive a pearl for participating in select health and wellness programs. To learn more, visit centegra.org/pearl.

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Spots remain for Miss Crystal Lake pageant CRYSTAL LAKE – There is still time to register for the 2013 Miss Crystal Lake/Little Miss Crystal Lake Pageant on March 22. Girls ages 16 to 21 may compete in the pageant organized by the Crystal Lake Park District and the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce. Miss Crystal Lake receives $1,000 cash to be used to further her education. Additional scholarship awards may be available for runners-up. The

winner of the Miss Crystal Lake Pageant competes in the Miss McHenry County Pageant. Girls will receive a full schedule at the mandatory parent and contestant meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the administration building, 1 E. Crystal Lake Ave. On Wednesday, all contestants will begin preparing for the pageant by attending workshops on personal development, community knowledge and communication. The regular meeting night is

from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday but may vary certain weeks. Registration forms are available online at www. crystallakeparks.org or at the administrative office. The registration fee for the program is $64. Crystal Lake Park District residents may register and pay the $49 resident discount fee. The registration deadline is Monday. For information, call Connie Cooke at 815-459-0680, ext. 213.

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The smallest of the three buildings – the dormitory – could seat between 50 and 70 people. The recreation hall, the building closest to the Fox River, hit “a real sweet spot, especially for wedding receptions,” in terms of size, Dogan said. It could seat 100 to 120 people at

tables or more than 200 if set up theater style. The dining hall is the newest structure. The basement could provide classroom-style spaces as well as a theater, Dogan said, and a large open space upstairs could seat 225 to 270 people. The next step is getting cost estimates, Kessler said. PHN Architects provided rough estimates for doing renovations that meet a higher “historic preservation” standard.

The total project cost, including furniture, for all three buildings would be about $5 million. Because of the cost, the district probably wouldn’t renovate all three buildings right away, said treasurer Bonnie Leahy of the Marengo-Union area. Board members should keep in mind, though, she said, that this site is one of the county’s highest population-density areas and that it could be an investment in the area.

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Refurbishing sewer draining system part of lot repair • PaRKiNG

Continued from page B1 The parking lot cost includes refurbishing a storm sewer draining system that runs through the lot, completing a sanitary line to the C and D buildings and installing LED parking lot lights. The scope of the project was expanded to include resurfacing Ring Road, installing a pla-

za at the Building B entrance, basic landscaping and constructing a safe drop-off area in parking lot C where the day care is located. The project also includes installing a water hydrant to the athletic playing fields. During last summer’s drought, the college had to bring in a tanker to water the infield before games, and then spent $28,000 to replace the ruined ball field’s playing grass. The hydrant por-

tion of this project amounted to $23,000 of the total project. The project costs were $200,000 higher before trustees nixed a plan that installed charging stations for electric vehicles. Instead, trustees preferred to install conduit where charging stations for these vehicles could be in the future. The cost includes planning and design. Funding for the project came from the college’s deferred maintenance fund.

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A learning community has successful communication with constructive feedback, listening, encouragement and recognition of accomplishments. Parents will be encouraged to be active and involved in student learning. Goals are part of the mission and vision document. The district will strive to reinstate art, music and physical education and noncore subjects, increase achievement in reading and math each year, and reduce the achievement gap for those sub groups that are trailing. Superintendent Brian Coleman said the district will need to embed the strategic plan into the culture of the district’s schools. “It will be the job of the administration and the staff to put together initiatives and projects and action steps to get to those ... goals,” Coleman said. To carry out the plan, there are commitments from various stakeholders. The school board promises to demonstrate fiscal responsibility in district decisions

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The kids busied themselves by playing in the snow as they waited for the reveal of their furry friend. Chase, however, was more impressed by the life-sized Woodstock Willie. “He was smaller. I want to go see the big one. Can I hug him?” Chase said. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the screening of the Bill Murray movie, “Groundhog Day,” filmed in Woodstock, and Saturday morning’s event is only part of the weeklong celebration. Post prognostication, ticket holders made their way to the sold out Groundhog Day Breakfast while those without clamored for tables at Angelo’s Family Restaurant and La Petite Creperie & Bistro. The remainder of the day brought several free events, including the filming sites walking tour and showings of “Groundhog Day” at the Woodstock Theatre. Other events included Groundhog Bowling at Wayne’s Lanes

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The district also should be a place that fosters emotional growth. The document calls for teaching critical content in all areas to ensure mastery and providing students with learning experiences that will strengthen their individuality, initiative and creativity. “It does take an effort of all participants, teachers, parents, community members to make these things happen and for our students to be successful,” teacher Annette Bear said. “We can and do achieve these commitments every day when parents and our community members get involved.” The district has to have a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and be a place where people develop and sustain relationships characterized by tolerance, respect and acceptance. Finances have to be aligned to the district’s vision and run on a balanced budget. All finances should be transparent as well, the document says.

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DUANE K. AINLAY

Born: Sept. 19, 1929; in Lincoln, Neb. Died: Jan. 31, 2013; in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – Duane K. Ainlay, 83, of Cary, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Crystal Lake Sunrise Assisted Living. He was born Sept. 19, 1929, in Lincoln, Neb., the son of John Albert and Margaret (McNickle) Ainlay. He is survived by his children, Michael Ainlay, April (Bob) Huffstutler, Holly Kelps and John Ainlay; his grandchildren, Jessica Ainlay, Jessica Huffstutler, Kristine Ensor, Holly Huffstutler, Kevin Kelps and Matthew Kelps; his aunt, Maxine Richards; and a cousin, Yolanda Brandon. Duane was devoted to music and was an elementary music teacher in the Northbrook School District. He put on many wonderful Christmas and spring programs that involved the children in an extraordinary way. He was a choir director at several churches and was a member of the Arlingtones Barbershop Choir for many years. He was a wonderful son and father. We are so thankful for his second family at Crystal Lake Sunrise Assisted Living. The care managers, nurses and staff are truly special that made his life happy and kept him singing. Graveside services were at Memorial Park in Skokie. Memorials would be appreciated to the Arlingtones Barbershop Choir, P.O. Box 1772, Arlington Heights, IL 600061772. For information, call KahleMoore Funeral Home, Cary, at 847-639-3817. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits

HOWARD DANIEL APPENFELDT Born: June 16, 1930; in Beloit, Wis. Died: Feb. 2, 2013; in Walworth, Wis.

HARVARD – Howard Daniel Appenfeldt, 82, of Harvard, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at Golden Years Nursing Home in Walworth, Wis.

He was born June 16, 1930, to Gilbert and Mabel (Beiber) Appenfeldt in Beloit, Wis. On June 25, 1960, he married Nola Dennis in Harvard. Howard was in the Army in the Korean Conflict and was in the 93rd Army Brigade where he was an artillery man and mechanic. He farmed on the family farm all of his life. He was member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Sharon American Legion and the Harvard Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Nola Appenfeldt of Harvard; and his son, Kent Howard Appenfeldt. He was preceded in death by his parents. The visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St., Harvard. The funeral will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The Rev. Herb Priester will officiate. Family and friends may sign the online guest book at saundersmcfarlin.net. For information, call the funeral home at 815-943-5400. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits

MELVIN BEHN Died: Feb. 1, 2013; in Woodstock MARENGO – Melvin Behn, 82, of Marengo, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock. Arrangements are pending with Marengo-Union Funeral Home. For information, call the funeral home at 815-568-8131.

ALICE MARIE (WOODCOCK) McDONALD Born: Nov. 20, 1922; in Beloit, Wis. Died: Jan. 17, 2013 LAKEWOOD – Alice Marie (Woodcock) McDonald, 90, of the village of Lakewood, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. She was born Nov. 20, 1922, to Samuel and Grace Woodcock, in Beloit, Wis. Upon graduation from Beloit High School, she moved

OBITUARIES to Chicago where she worked as a nursing assistant at Shriners Hospital for Children. She loved working with children, often sharing stories of her experiences with her family. For many years, she was a stay-at-home mother and homemaker and eventually worked as a waitress, event planner and chef at McGraw Wildlife Pond Cottage in Dundee. Alice joined the staff at Larkin Home for Children in Elgin, where for many years she loved cooking for and interacting with the children and staff. She retired from Larkin Center to enjoy time with family and to travel. Alice was a wonderful mother to her three children, yet “Grandma” is the title she most treasured. She was “The Fun Grandma,” which can be attested to by her loving grandchildren. There was always room for “one more grandchild” to nestle under her wings to nurture and love. It did not matter whether a child was related by blood, for her heart was pure, open and joyful, with room for all who crossed her path in life. Alice is survived by her children, Harry (Deborah) McDonald, Patricia (Richard) Erdman and Craig McDonald; grandchildren, Lori McDonald, John McDonald, Michael Erdman, Elizabeth (Paul) Kruger, Barbara Ready and Michael (Brandy) Flaig; greatgrandchildren, Laura Kay, Obediah Ready, Jake Ready, Michael Flaig Jr., Tyler Flaig and Domanic Flaig; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her sister, Katherine Eggert; and brother, Russell Woodcock. A celebration of Alice’s life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Park Place, 406 Woodstock St., Crystal Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Larkin Center, 1212 Larkin Ave., Elgin IL 60123; or to Family Alliance Inc., 2028 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock IL 60098. Online condolences may be sent to Alice’s family at www.davenportfamily.com. For information, call Davenport Family Funeral Home at 815-459-3411. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits • Continued on page B7

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RICHARD S. PARTYKA Born: Nov. 8, 1921; in Chicago Died: Feb. 1, 2013

CRYSTAL LAKE – Richard S. Partyka, 91, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center. Rich was born Nov. 8, 1921, in Chicago, the son of Frank and Agnes Partyka. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Stationed in Hawaii, he worked to intercept and identify foreign radio codes. Rich married his beloved wife, Rose Marie Warick, on June 28, 1947. He retired as a Stationary Operating Engineer at People’s Gas in Chicago and lived his 25 retired years in Crystal Lake. He was an active member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, serving many years as an usher at the 4:30 p.m. Saturday Mass. In addition, he was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #3880, and was awarded Knight of the Year in 2005. Recently, he was awarded a special commendation by Bishop Doran for his service to his parish. Richard will be remembered for his love and kindness, but especially for his wonderful marriage of 65 years to Rose Marie. Richard is survived by his wife, Rose Marie, and their three daughters, Bonnie (Ed) Dean of Crystal Lake, Lynn (Jeff Sr.) Faye of Crystal Lake and Lori (Jim) Lynch of Parker, Colo. He fondly loved his grandchildren, Kim (Steve) Scherrer, Ed (Ellie) Dean, Pat (Sheri) Dean, Jeff Faye Jr., Chris (Stef) Faye, Olivia Lynch and Erin Lynch, and great-grandchildren, Aidan Borre, Ryan Dean, Josh Scherrer, Zach Scherrer, Ellie Scherrer, Jack Faye and Sawyer Faye. Richard was preceded in death by his brother, Leonard Partyka. The visitation will be from 3 to

8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at SkajaBachmann Funeral Home, 7715 West Route 14, Crystal Lake, and continue from 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, until the Mass celebration at 11 a.m. at St Thomas the Apostle Church. Interment will be in Windridge Memorial Park in Cary. In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Knights of Columbus, Father McCormick Council #3880. For information, call the funeral home at 815-455-2233 or visit skajafuneralhomes.com. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits

RONALD SCOTT PETERSON Died: Feb. 1, 2013; in Woodstock WOODSTOCK – Ronald Scott Peterson, born 60 years ago in Chicago, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Woodstock. He grew up in Edison Park, graduated from Saint Juliana in 1966, Notre Dame High School in 1970, and Washburn Trade School in 1974, becoming an IBEW #134 electrician. Ron inspired others with his belief that every dream can be realized. He owned his own electrical company, concrete company, built and sold homes, and bought Oney’s Tree Farm. He ran circles around the ordinary man, and his wife accused him of building business plans in his sleep. Ron enjoyed fishing, photography, gold panning, gem stone exploration, and his family and friends will miss his devilish sense of humor and big smile. Ron is survived by Dawn, his wife of 39 years; his son, Scott (Christina) of Woodstock; his daughter, Michelle (Christopher Klein) of Milwaukee, Wis.; three grandchildren; siblings, David (Lisa) Peterson and Sandy (Larry) McGurk; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Peterson and Elaine Uszler-Peterson. The family would like to thank the Woodstock Hospice Center for their

compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to University of Chicago Head and Neck Cancer Research, 5841 S. Maryland Ave. MC 1035, Chicago, IL 60637. The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The visitation will continue Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass celebration at Saint Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Ave., Woodstock. Interment will follow in Acacia Park Cemetery in Norridge. Online condolences may be expressed at www.querhammerandflagg.com. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits

VIOLET RUTKOWSKI Born: Oct. 9, 1922; in Park Ridge Died: Jan. 26, 2013; in McHenry WONDER LAKE – Violet Rutkowski, 90, of Wonder Lake and formerly of Mount Prospect, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Alden Terrace Nursing Home in McHenry. She was born Oct. 9, 1922, in Park Ridge, to Walter and Laura (Lemke) Lang. On Aug. 12, 1943, she married Joseph W. Rutkowski at St. Stanislaus Church in Chicago. A member of Christ the King Catholic Church of Wonder Lake, she was formerly very active in the church, singing in the choir and helping with luncheons. She enjoyed gardening and birds and collecting angels. Survivors include her eight children, Lynn (Donna) Lang, Barbara (Richard) Reiter, Michael Rutkowski, Mary Ann (Russell) Burley, Steven Rutkowski, Patricia Oborny, Carolyn (Mark) Creamer and Maureen (Edward) Styczen; 18 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Schubeck. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Eileen Rutkowski; one sister; and two

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John Robert Geraghty II: Raising Hope for a New Dawn (a memorial/fundraiser for the family) will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Twisted Moose, 2616 Schaid Court, McHenry. For information, call Garfield Funeral Care – Naples at 239-596-5288. Janet Kay Gleason: The visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, followed by a private memorial service at Twin Oaks Baptist Church, 15N615 Randall Road, Sleepy Hollow. Alice Marie (Woodcock) McDonald: A celebration of Alice’s life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Park Place, 406 Woodstock St., Crystal Lake. For information, call Davenport Family Funeral Home at 815-459-3411. Richard S. Partyka: The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Skaja-Bachmann Funeral Home, 7715 West Route 14, Crystal Lake, and continue from 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, until the Mass celebration at 11 a.m. at St Thomas the Apostle Church. Interment will be in

Windridge Memorial Park in Cary. For Information, call the funeral home at 815-455-2233. Ronald Scott Peterson: The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The visitation will continue Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass celebration at Saint Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Ave., Woodstock. Interment will follow in Acacia Park Cemetery in Norridge. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Violet Rutkowski: The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5006 E. Wonder Lake Road, Wonder Lake. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063. Lillian Marie (Habbley) Schmarje: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. The visita-

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tion will continue from 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, until the funeral service at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 401 St. John’s Road, Woodstock. Burial will be in McHenry County Memorial Park Cemetery in Woodstock. For information, call the funeral home at 815-338-1710. Martin P. “Mike” Stimac: The visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside, proceeding to St. Cletus Church for a Mass celebration at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. For information, call the funeral home at 708-352-6500. William (Bill) Stuart Strout Jr.: The family will be available one hour before the memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake. A memorial celebration will follow the service at Boulder Ridge Country Club in Lake in the Hills. Interment will be private in Crystal Lake Memorial Park Cemetery.

brothers. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5006 E. Wonder Lake Road, Wonder Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be directed to the American Cancer Society or to the National Parkinson’s Foundation. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits

MARTIN P. ‘MIKE’ STIMAC Born: Nov. 1, 1924 Died: Jan. 30, 2013; in Elgin HUNTLEY – Martin P. “Mike” Stimac, 88, of Huntley, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Apostolic Christian Resthaven in Elgin. He was a member of both St. Cletus and St. Mary parishes. He was born Nov. 1, 1924, to Croatian immigrant parents Joseph and Katherine Stimac. He married the late Mary Ninkovich, his wife of 59 years, on Sept. 3, 1949. Together they raised and educated three children. He served as the first chairman of the Planning Commission for the city of Countryside. He was a member of the American Legion and the Lions Club. He attended Northern Illinois University and later served in the Marines. He and his brother, John, co-owned “Johnny and Mike’s” restaurant in Countryside. He later worked in sales for Vulcan Materials Company and retired in 1990. Mike had the gift of gab. He was awarded “salesman of the year”. He will be remembered as a treasured friend to many. He enjoyed socializing, golf, cards, horse racing and was an avid Chicago White Sox fan. He is survived by his children, Michael (Phyllis), Kathy (Michael) O’Brien and Jane (Joseph) Seng. He is the cherished

grandfather and great-grandfather of Mike, Meredith, Kate, Peter, Mathew, Anna and Caroline; dear brother to the late John (Alice), the late Mary Vicich (the late John), Ann (Jim) McManigal, the late Joe (Rosalie), Nick (Bonnie) and Bob; and fond uncle to many nieces and nephews. The visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside, proceeding to St. Cletus Church for a Mass celebration at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Apostolic Christian Resthaven are appreciated. For information, call the funeral home at 708-352-6500. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits

Lydia (Michael) Rodriguez of Wisconsin, Jose “Joey” (Nelly) Rodriguez of Addison, Ind., Jessie (Maria Navarro) Rodriguez of North Lake and Rufino Rodriguez of Wisconsin; and brotherin-law, Edwin Toro of Puerto Rico. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Minerva Toro and Jose Rodriguez Jr. The visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Dundee Township Cemetery. You may leave online condolences for the family at www.davenportfamily.com or call 815-459-3411 for information. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits

CAROLINA TORRES Born: May 27, 1946; in Chicago Died: Jan. 30, 2013; in Elgin CRYSTAL LAKE – Carolina Torres (nee Rodriguez), 66, of Crystal Lake and formerly of Carpentersville, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Sherman Hospital, Elgin. She was born May 27, 1946, in Chicago, to the late Jose and Elvira (nee Leal) Rodriguez. Carolina retired from General Mills in St. Charles after working there for 14 years. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, playing on her iPad, shopping at Goodwill and going to garage sales. Survivors include her children, Albert (Janeen) Torres, Lizette “Lisa” (David) Rios, and Mark (Jennifer) Torres all of Crystal Lake; grandchildren, Albert “Albie” (fiancée Kelly Hornagold), Caitlyn and Michael Torres, Timothy Kaucich, Brittany York, Lizette (fiancé Anthony Palermo), David, Steven and Marcus Rios, and Nicholas, Brenden and Cameron Torres; siblings, Alice (Rene) Varela of Chicago, Elvira (Santos) Echevarria of Florida, Carmen (Israel) Feliciano of Hammond, Ind., Celia (Jose) Rodriguez of Chicago,

DOUGLAS M. ZOGUS Died: Jan. 16, 2013; in Roselle Born: Oct. 3, 1943; in Cary ROSELLE – Douglas M. Zogus, 69, of Roselle and formerly of Cary, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at his home. He was born Oct. 3, 1943, in Cary, the son of Charles and Claire (nee Krenz) Zogus. He owned and operated Zogus Consulting. He was an avid fisherman and loved golfing. He is survived by his beloved friend, Paula Kudlinski; a nephew, Chuck Zogus; his lifetime friend, Gerry Schoenen; as well as many cousins. His parents precede him in death. Services will be private for the family. Memorials would be appreciated to animal rescue, specifically, The Buddy Foundation, 65 W. Seegers Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, or www. thebuddyfoundation.org. For information, call Kahle-Moore Funeral Home at 847-639-3817. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits

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XLVII RAVENS VS 49ERS 5:30 P.M., TODAY

MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME, NEW ORLEANS

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Super Bowl of firsts, lasts, bests By BARRY WILNER The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS – The journey to this Super Bowl wound through bounties and replacement refs, eventually bringing the big game back to the Big Easy – with a replacement quarterback, a sibling rivalry and a grand exit for one of the NFL’s greatest players, clouded by the obscure healing powers of deer-antler spray. It is a Super Bowl of comebacks, of firsts and lasts, and – if San Francisco wins – the best. A win over the Baltimore

Ravens on Sunday gives the 49ers six championships, matching Pittsburgh’s titles in the Super Bowl era. Unlike the Steelers, the Niners have never lost one. Of course, they haven’t won one in 18 years, either. “There’s a tradition with the San Francisco 49ers, but I think these guys are paving their own way,” said Hall of Fame receiver and threetime champion Jerry Rice. “They’re playing with a lot of swagger.” Or as owner Denise DeBartolo York said, “We’ve come full circle and the dynasty will prevail.”

New Orleans has come full circle, too. Ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, losing a quarter of its population, abandoned by the Saints for an entire season, the city couldn’t imagine hosting another Super Bowl. But as New Orleans recovered and rebuilt, it envisioned staging what Patriots owner Robert Kraft calls “the pre-eminent sporting event.” The NFL agreed it was time to return. And even if Commissioner Roger Goodell is despised here after slapping the Saints with suspensions and fines in the bounty scandal, the vibes from the French

Quarter and Warehouse District this week have been supportive, even uplifting. “It’s also terrific for us to be back here in New Orleans,” Goodell said, joking about voodoo dolls in his likeness. “Our 10th Super Bowl here, the first since Katrina, and it’s clear this city is back bigger and better than ever.” There’s the tale of the head coaching brothers, Baltimore’s John and San Francisco’s Jim, the first siblings to face off in a Super Bowl. And Ray Lewis, the pre-eminent linebacker of his generation on his selfproclaimed last ride. (His farewell party was somewhat

sidetracked for two days this week when Lewis waved off a report that he tried to get unusual products like deer-antler spray to speed his recovery from an arm injury that sidelined him for 10 games.) “There are so many storylines to this game that make it bigger than just the Super Bowl,” 49ers CEO Jed York said. Such as the Harbaughs plot about sons of a lifetime coach who took different paths to the top of the NFL. John, older by 15 months, has made his career standing on the sideline with a headset. He’s the only head coach to

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win playoff games in his first five seasons; his quarterback, Joe Flacco, has the same distinction as he heads into his first Super Bowl. Jim Harbaugh was a first-round draft pick and quarterbacked four teams in 14 pro seasons before going into coaching. He was an immediate success at San Diego – the Toreros in the college Pioneer League, not the Chargers in the NFL – and Stanford before the 49ers won a bidding war for him in 2011. This week’s family reunion has been light-hearted, though that figures to change today.

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NHL

CL Central wrestlers excel, Hawks win extend regional title streak in shootout By ROB SMITH

“We’re not as star-studded, but our kids work just as hard. It was a good team effort. They’ve really had to battle.”

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Woodstock’s Thomas Rodriguez (back) lifts up Johnsburg’s Nash Miller during the 132-pound weight class match at Saturday’s IHSA Regional in Hampshire. Rodriguez won the match.

HAMPSHIRE – Crystal Lake Central wrestlers won five individual titles Saturday to capture the team championship at the Class 2A Hampshire Regional. It was the fifth consecutive regional title for the Tigers and the fifth for coach Justen Lehr, who is in his fifth season at Central. The Tigers won with 173 points, followed by Johnsburg with 101, Richmond Burton (97.5), Marengo (88) and Woodstock North (85). Kyle Fugiel pinned Marian Central’s Charlie Forman in 59 seconds in the championship match at 145 pounds. Fugiel said Lehr was clear about the team goal. “Coach wants to keep the run going,” Fugiel said. Lehr said his team improved on its performance from a week ago at the Fox Valley Conference Meet. “I hope we take some

Justen Lehr, Crystal Lake Central wrestling coach momentum into sectionals,” Lehr said. This year’s Tigers team is not packed with multiple state champions like in the past few years, but Lehr said he was impressed with how his team came together and fought hard. “We’re not as star-studded, but our kids work just as hard,” Lehr said. “It was a good team effort. They’ve really had to battle.” The top three place winners in each weight class qualified for the Antioch Sectional on Feb. 8-9. Central will compete Feb. 19 at the Antioch Dual Team Sectional against Montini. The Tigers’ Mike Zelasco pinned Woodstock’s Alan Hafer in 1:47 to win the 160-pound championship,

but Hafer scored first with an early takedown. Zelasco said he knew Hafer was good on his feet and tried to pressure him early. Getting taken down was a good reminder about what his coaches are emphasizing – to keep his focus even after getting down. “I knew [Hafer] was good in neutral,” Zelasco said. “When you get taken down, don’t lose your head, still go at it.” Also winning for Crystal Lake Central were Logan Lundelius at 132, Andrew Marsden (170) and Justin Ellman (182). The Tigers led all teams in qualifying nine wrestlers for sectionals.

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Blackhawks’ Andrew Shaw (65) checks Calgary Flames’ Dennis Wideman during the first period Saturday in Calgary, Alberta. Go to NWHerald.com to see the story from the game.

THE DAILY FEED Tweet from last night

What to watch

Really?

3-pointers

After many hours of research, I am prepared to make my prediction. I like Masquerade to win Puppy Bowl IX.

PGA Tour: Phoenix Open, 2 p.m., NBC Phil Mickelson owns a six-stroke lead and is at 24-under par with a chance to break several scoring records entering the final round today at TPC Scottsdale.

There always are a few really odd Super Bowl prop bets each year, like this one for today’s game: If Ray Lewis is interviewed on TV after the game on the field or in the locker room, how many times will he mention “God/Lord?”

Three things you probably won’t hear Ray Lewis mention if he is interviewed after today’s Super Bowl: 1. Deer-antler spray 2. The whereabouts of the missing suit he wore the night two people were murdered in Atlanta 3. The need for HGH testing

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: CARY-GROVE 50, HUNTLEY 44 (OT)

C-G rallies with title on line By MEGHAN MONTEMURRO mmontemurro@shawmedia.com

CARY – Trailing by nine on its home court, Cary-Grove’s chance to put itself in position to win the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division girls basketball title outright was fading. Huddled during a timeout and approaching the 5-minute mark of the fourth quarter, C-G coach Rod Saffert wanted his team to envision a successful comeback. “Imagine how cool it’s going to be when you pull this out in five minutes,” Saffert said. It was all Trojans from that point on. Sophomore guard Katie Barker connected for two 3-pointers to pull C-G within three points. Huntley answered with a pair of free throws with 3:10 remaining, but the Red Raiders would not score the rest of the quarter. C-G, fueled by back-to-back steals and layups by seniors Josyln Nicholson and Olivia Jakubicek, closed with a 5-0 run to force overtime. The Trojans kept the momentum in overtime and never trailed en route to a 50-44 FVC Valley win. “If you play defense, you’re never out of a game,” Saffert said. “They’re

going to be a tough team for many years to come.” With a win Tuesday at home against Dundee-Crown, the Trojans (19-6, 10-1 FVC Valley) will win the division title outright, which would be their fourth straight title. “I think we just got into the mentality that is our home court,” said Nicholson, who finished with 15 points. “You can’t come here and just take the win from us. We knew we had to play defense and play really, really hard because defense is what’s going to get us a win.” The Trojans missed a chance to win the game in regulation tied at 37 after holding possession for the final minute after a Red Raiders offensive foul. C-G was unable to capitalize on an open look at the baseline corner out of a timeout with 11 seconds left. A Nicholson free throw and Sarah Kendeigh’s 3-pointer put C-G ahead by five two minutes into overtime. Twice Huntley pulled back within two points on layups by Bethany Zornow and Amanda Kaniewski. But C-G delivered the decisive blow off an inbounds play that found Jakubicek running open down the length of the court. Jakubicek hauled in the long pass and made an easy layup to give the Trojans a

45-41 lead. Jakubicek finished with a game-high 21 points and became C-G’s No. 2 all-time leading scorer (1,252 points) passing Eve Barry. “It was disappointing with our lack of toughness down the stretch,” Huntley coach Steve Raethz said. “But with that said, this was a great game. Our kids played extremely well. They did everything they needed to do with the exception of handling that pressure down the stretch and try to put us in a position to get fouled or get a layup or good shot.” Huntley (21-5, 10-2) used a 2-3 zone against the Trojans, a defense the Red Raiders typically don’t employ often, but it was effective. The Red Raiders held C-G to only four points in the second quarter and six points in the third. C-G was kept off the scoreboard from the 3:30 mark of the third quarter until Barker’s 3-pointer with 5:14 left in the game. Sam Andrews and Ali Andrews led Huntley with 14 points each. “By the fourth quarter, we know we have one more quarter and we have to give everything we have, especially against a team like this,” Jakubicek said. “We couldn’t afford to just go out there and not give it our best shot.”

BULLS 93, HAWKS 76

Deng leads tired Bulls in win By CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press

ATLANTA – Luol Deng and Taj Gibson were exhausted and determined to stay on the floor. They kept playing in the final minutes, long after the Bulls had secured another win. Deng said the starters in a patchwork lineup were determined to finish what they started. Deng had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and the short-handed Bulls used their stifling defense to shut down the Atlanta Hawks Next in a 93-76 victory on Saturday night. Bulls at Playing without Indiana, 6 p.m. injured starters Monday, CSN, Kirk Hinrich, JoaAM-1000 kim Noah and Carlos Boozer, the Bulls dominated near the basket and got a lift from the frenetic play of Nate Robinson. The Bulls used only eight players for the second straight night, but it was more than enough for an impressive road win. Deng, Gibson and Jimmy Butler each logged more than 45 minutes. Robinson topped 40 minutes as the Bulls had a strong answer for their 8983 loss at the Nets on Friday night. “We spoke before the game about how hard we played,” Deng said of the loss to the Nets. “We were happy with it but we just told each other if we play hard and we don’t win we don’t get rewarded for that. So we definitely wanted to finish the whole game, the whole 48 minutes.”

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Bulls forward Taj Gibson (right) and Hawks forward Josh Smith battle for a rebound in the second half Saturday in Atlanta. The Bulls won, 93-76. Gibson had 19 points and a careerhigh 19 rebounds. “They kept giving me electrolytes during the game but I just kept wanting to play,” Gibson said. “I know late in the game I ran out of gas and I didn’t want that to happen tonight because I felt like we let one slide last night and this team is even better. So I had to go out there and just play a little harder.” Butler added another double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Robinson went 4 for 6 from 3-point range and finished with 20 points. The Hawks had no answer for Deng, who had five assists, four steals and two blocks. He had seven offensive rebounds. “Luol was Luol, hitting big shots, grabbing rebounds and guarding ev-

eryone on the floor,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. Josh Smith led Atlanta with 19 points and 13 rebounds but his only basket in the second half was a 3-pointer. Jeff Teague scored 16, and Al Horford had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Hawks coach Larry Drew was frustrated his players couldn’t match the energy of a banged-up Chicago team playing away from home for the second straight night. “We did not respond in tonight’s game,” Drew said. “From a physical standpoint, they absolutely manhandled us.” Thibodeau said Hinrich had a procedure in Chicago on Saturday to have an infection cleaned out of his right elbow. The guard is expected to miss about a week.

No. 3 Indiana holds off No. 1 Michigan

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Cody Zeller scored 19 points and Victor Oladipo had 15, leading No. 3 Indiana to an 81-73 victory over No. 1 Michigan on Saturday night. It’s the third time in school history the Hoosiers (20-2 overall, 8-1 Big Ten) have beaten the No. 1 team at home, and it’s the first time they’ve done it in back-to-back seasons. The win gives Indiana sole possession of the Big Ten lead and likely the No. 1 ranking it held for the first seven weeks this season when the new poll comes out Monday. In addition to Michigan’s defeat, No. 2 Kansas lost 85-80 to Oklahoma State. The Wolverines (20-2, 7-2) were led by Trey Burke with 25 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. with 18, but they couldn’t extend their four-game winning streak. Indiana took an early 20-7 lead and Michigan tied it only one time after that, at 40. The Hoosiers put it away with a late 7-2 run. Michigan played most of the night without starting forward Jordan Morgan, who played just 2 minutes on a sprained right ankle before returning to the bench. No. 9 Butler 75, Rhode Island 68: At Indianapolis, Rotnei Clarke scored 23 points, and Roosevelt Jones added 18 to lead Butler (18-4, 5-2 Atlantic 10) past Rhode Island (6-14, 1-6). The Bulldogs trailed 32-30 at the break, then

Prospects for expansion are so scarce that the Fox Valley Conference has formed a contingency plan. For several months, the FVC has looked for one or three potential members who could join as early as the 2014-15 school year. Since that appears a long shot at this point, FVC athletic directors are searching for a conference with which they can partner for football. Johnsburg will move from the FVC to the Big Northern Conference in 2014-15, which will leave the FVC Fox Division with six teams, while the FVC Valley will still have seven. For scheduling purposes, the ADs want the same number of teams on both sides. Not having an equal number makes it particularly tough on football. “Inquiries for members have been modest and slow,” said Woodstock AD Glen Wilson, the FVC ADs’ president for this year. “We’re embarking on examining football arrangements with another conference. It would be like what we did a couple years ago with the Northern Illinois Big Twelve.” The current setup with 14 teams split into two seven-team divisions is ideal for scheduling purposes. In football, there were three division games on each side each weekend, with the other two teams playing a crossover game. That will not work with seven Valley teams and six Fox. Hampshire joined the FVC in the 2011-12 school year, bringing the membership to 14, an all-time high. But Johnsburg, which moved over from the BNC in the 2006-07 school year, saw its enrollment shrinking instead of growing. Johnsburg principal Kevin Shelton said projections when his school left the BNC indicated an enrollment of near 1,100 by now. However, enrollment projections now show Johnsburg headed for less than 700 students. Even with enrollment-driven divisions, the Skyhawks felt they could no longer compete in the FVC.

PREP ZONE Joe Stevenson Johnsburg and Dixon were invited last year to join the BNC in the 201415 school year. Hanging with dad: Those of us who grew up with coaching fathers learned to appreciate the perks. You go to practice with your dad and shoot on the side, sometimes ride the bus to games, and feel like you’re pretty cool because you know all the players and they treat you like a king. It’s been enjoyable to see a few youngsters hanging with their fathers’ teams this season. DundeeCrown coach Lance Huber’s son Kyle and Crystal Lake South coach Matt LePage’s son Cooper get a little run with their fathers’ teams in pregame layup lines. Central coach Rich Czeslawski’s son Jimmy, a few years younger than Huber and LePage, stands for the national anthem with the Tigers. Jimmy, naturally, is first in line, just in front of Corban Murphy. Woodstock coach Alex Baker’s son Charlie helps at practices and sits on the bench for junior varsity games. Being a coach’s son carries some nice fringe benefits. In the Hall: Woodstock inducted four new members to the Woodstock High School Hall of Fame Friday night. Lisa Strout Beard, Jeremy Magee and Greg Miller went in as athletes and former boys basketball coach Gordie Tebo, the winningest coach in school history with 286 victories, went in as a coach. •฀Joe Stevenson is a senior sports writer for the Northwest Herald. He can be reached by email at joestevenson@shawmedia.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @nwh_JoePrepZone.

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No. 11 Ohio State 63, Nebraska 56: At Lincoln, Neb., Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 21 points, and Ohio State (17-4, 7-2 Big Ten) held off a late surge by Nebraska (11-12, 2-8).

No. 21 Creighton 75, Bradley 58: At Omaha, Neb., Doug McDermott scored 25 points, including nine during a decisive 12-0 run, and Creighton (20-3, 9-2 Missouri Valley) overcame poor 3-point shooting in the first half to defeat Bradley. Dyricus SimmsEdwards had 18 points for the Braves (13-10, 5-6). Northwestern 75, Purdue 60: At Evanston, Reggie Hearn scored a careerhigh 26 points to lead Northwestern over Purdue. Jared Swopshire and Dave Sobolewski each added 13 points for the Wildcats (13-10, 4-6 Big Ten), who snapped a four-game losing streak to the Boilermakers. Purdue freshman center A.J. Hammons didn’t start because he was late for the team bus from West Lafayette, Ind., according to a team spokesman. Hammons led the Boilermakers (11-11, 4-5) with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Notre Dame 79, DePaul 71 (OT): At Rosemont, Jack Cooley scored 26 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as Notre Dame (18-4, 6-4 Big East) beat DePaul in overtime. Brandon Young led the Blue Demons (10-11, 1-7) with 15 points. Illinois St. 83, S. Illinois 47: At Normal, Tyler Brown scored 16 points,

and Jackie Carmichael had 15 points and 11 rebounds as Illinois State (1310, 4-7 Missouri Valley) recorded its most lopsided victory ever over Southern Illinois (8-14, 1-10). Toledo 69, N. Illinois 64: At DeKalb, Julius Brown scored 20 points, and Toledo (9-10, 5-3 Mid-American) held off Northern Illinois. Abdel Nader recorded his second consecutive double-double for the Huskies (5-15, 3-5) with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Green Bay 73, Loyola 65: At Chicago, Alec Brown scored 25 points, and Green Bay (12-11, 6-4 Horizon League) rode a late 10-0 run to victory over Loyola. Ben Averkamp scored 17 points and Christian Thomas chipped in 16 for the Ramblers (13-9, 3-6).

Cleveland St. 77, Illinois-Chicago 66: At Chicago, Marlin Mason scored a career-high 22 points to lead Cleveland State (11-12, 3-6 Horizon League) over Illinois-Chicago. Gary Talton had 16 points and Daniel Barnes 14 for the Flames (14-9, 5-5). SIU-Edwardsville 49, E. Illinois 45: At Edwardsville, Mark Yelovich scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and SIU-Edwardsville (8-11, 4-5 Ohio Valley) erased a 10-point deficit midway through the second half to steal a victory from Eastern Illinois (6-17, 3-7). W. Illinois 68, IUPUI 59: At Indianapolis, Ceola Clark III scored 17 points, and Western Illinois (17-5, 9-2 Summit League) beat IUPUI (6-19, 1-10).

C-G advances 9 wrestlers to sectional, finishes 3rd NORTHWEST HERALD LAKE ZURICH – Cary-Grove battled hard against Barrington and Deerfield at the Class 3A Lake Zurich Wrestling Regional on Saturday but in the end settled for a third-place team finish. In the place matches, the Trojans came within 13 points of Barrington, which won with 193 points. Deerfield was second with 191 and C-G was third with 175. The Trojans qualified nine wrestlers for the Barrington Sectional on Feb. 8-9 with two first-place finishes, four second place and three third place. Mike Cullen won at 113 pounds for the Trojans and was looking for bonus points when C-G was still within striking distance of winning. Cullen pinned Highland Park’s Nate Kessler in 1:11. “I went out there knowing what I needed to do,” Cullen said. “Definitely the team score was in the back of my mind.” Also winning for C-G was Nick Huff at 220. Huff got a takedown in overtime to defeat Barrington’s Jack Bornofen, 3-1. Huff said he was tired going into overtime but was able to grab Bornofen’s leg to secure the winning takedown. “I was a little gassed,” Huff said. “I knew that I had was going to win when I got that leg.” C-G coach Ryan Ludwig said it was tough losing another close tournament after coming in second to McHenry a week earlier at the Fox Valley Conference Meet. “It’s frustrating two weeks in a row to fall a little short,” Ludwig said. “I’m very proud of our kid’s effort. Even our kids that lost wrestled tough.”

BOYS BASKETBALL Richmond-Burton 56, Marengo 31: At Marengo, Chris Vlasak (16 points), Brian Wells (11) and Mike Kaska (10) reached double figures to propel the Rockets (7-14 overall, 6-1 BNC East) to a Big Northern Conference East Division win. Adam Rogutich (11) led seven scorers for the Indians (7-12, 3-4).

Marian Central 60, Guerin Prep 45: At River Grove, Wyatt Lindell scored a game-high 20 points, and Ben Schnepf added 11 in the Suburban Christian Conference Blue Division win for the Hurricanes (3-23, 3-6).

Westlake 54, Faith Lutheran 47 (OT): At Crystal Lake, Ben Boyer scored a team-high 18 points, but the Saints (5-19) fell in overtime.

GIRLS BASKETBALL CL South 51, Dundee-Crown 38: At

Carpentersville, Kiana Clark (15) and Rachel Rasmussen (14) helped the Gators (20-5, 9-3) roll to a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division victory. Jesania Laboy (11) led eight scorers for D-C (2-21, 0-11).

Rockford Lutheran 52, Johnsburg 36:

At Johnsburg, the Skyhawks (3-22) cut the Crusaders’ lead to seven points in the third quarter, but take the nonconference loss behind Kayla Toussaint’s team-high eight-point effort. Prairie Ridge 45, Jacobs 32: At Algonquin, Maddie Drain scored 16 points, and Kelsey Bear added 10 in the FVC Valley Division win for the Wolves (16-8, 6-5). Victoria Tamburrino and Lauren Van Vlierbergen scored eight apiece for the Golden Eagles (2-21, 2-9).

Grayslake North 66, CL Central 40:

At Grayslake, Sara McConnell (14) joined Paige Dowell (12) in double figures, but the Tigers (11-14, 3-9) couldn’t stop the Knights from knocking down 10 3-pointers in their FVC Fox Division loss.

Immaculate Conception 38, Marian Central 35: At Woodstock, Brie Bau-

maert led the Hurricanes (13-11, 5-4) with nine points in their Suburban Christian Conference Blue Division loss.

GIRLS BOWLING Warren Sectional: At Gurnee,

Marengo (5,198 pins) finished six pins out of second place to miss qualifying as a team for state. However, Susan Anthony (1,128), who finished sixth, and Dominique Bailey (1,125), who placed 10th, still could advance as atlarge individuals. Paige Busch (1,136) of Woodstock (4,483), which took 13th, also is a potential at-large competitor at state. McHenry (4,861) took eighth out of 18 teams, and Johnsburg (4,414) placed 17th. Schaumburg Sectional: At Schaumburg, Dundee-Crown (4,661) took eighth, Jacobs (4,608) ninth and Huntley (4,521) 10th in the 17-team meet. •฀ Rob Smith, Chris Burrows and Tom Clegg contributed to this report.


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CLASS 1A HARVARD REGIONAL

Harvard wins 26th regional in 27 years Hornets take 8 individual titles, advance all 14 By ANDREW HANSEN anhansen@shawmedia.com

HARVARD – Harvard’s Chance Shelton experienced a new feeling this week. Bumping up to 132 pounds from 126 for the Class 1A Harvard Regional, Shelton claimed one of the Hornets’ eight individual championships on the day.

“I don’t have to worry about [losing weight] all week,” Shelton said. “I feel more comfortable. I feel stronger, a lot better conditioned.” Shelton earned a pin in 1:55 in the 132-pound championship, his fourth regional title, to improve to 34-9 this season. The Hornets won their 26th regional title in 27 years, scoring 238.5 points to easily defeat Aurora Central Catholic (102.5). All 14 wrestlers qualified for the Oregon Sectional for the Hornets, who had all but one wrestler going for first place in the finals. Alden-Hebron (39 points) finished seventh with three wrestlers qualifying for sectionals. “Week by week, we’ve come so far

just putting a string of weeks together,” Harvard coach Tim Haak said. “And we’re going to have to do that again this week.” Anthony Luis (106 pounds), Irvin Pena (120), Christian Kramer (138), Isaiah Rudd (145), Travis Heck (152), Zack Martin (195) and Adam Freimund Chance (285) took first for the Shelton Hornets. Freimund improved to 38-4 with a 2-0 win in the championship. The junior said his goal is to qualify for state, and Freimund’s last loss was a 3-1 overtime loss to Illinoismatmen.com’s top-ranked Josh

Wallick of Gibson City at a tournament the first week in January. For Freimund, the difference between this season and last season is huge. “The coaches help you get to the next step,” Freimund said. “You start at a very low level as a freshman, and the coaches here keep improving you and keep improving you.” Martin got a pin in 1:24 in his championship match. Haak said Martin, a freshman, has made huge strides this season, especially being in a heavier weight class. “Part of it is learning to compete hard,” Haak said. “Going from junior high, it’s a big difference.” Up one in the final period, Heck

nearly gave up back points but was able to arch his back completely off the mat and hold on for the win. Rudd and Kramer won back-toback major decisions in their championship matches for the Hornets. Christian Popoca won a 2-0 decision in the third-place match at 220 to ensure the Hornets qualified all 14 wrestlers. Justin Gricar claimed the lone championship for Alden-Hebron. With the 126-pound final tied, 3-3, Gricar scored a takedown on Harvard’s Johnny Peterson with 14 seconds left for a 5-3 win. Colton Cashmore took second at 132 for Alden-Hebron, with Donald Johnson winning,14-7, for third at 160.

CLASS 3A HUNTLEY REGIONAL

Regional crown fits Jacobs’ Ryan By JOE STEVENSON joestevenson@shawmedia.com

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Crystal Lake Central’s Kyle Fugiel (back) wrestles Woodstock North’s Cody Kupsik during a 145-pound match at Saturday’s Hampshire Regional. Fugiel won.

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Woodstock was next, qualifying six and went, 4-0, in the sectional elimination third-place matches. Johnsburg, Hampshire and Richmond-Burton each qualified five to sectionals and Woodstock North, Marengo and Marian Central each had four wrestlers advance. Thomas Rodriguez won his thirdplace match at 132 pounds for Woodstock to qualify, but nearly didn’t even make the regional lineup. Rodriguez, a senior, won a wrestleoff Wednesday while Woodstock coach Jon Grell was at the regional seeding meeting. It is the first year Rodriguez has wrestled and entered regionals with a 6-6 record in his career. “For [Rodriguez] to get out of here in third place is an accomplishment,” Grell said.

Rodriguez said just making the regional lineup was pretty amazing. “Getting to regionals is awesome but getting to sectionals is even better,” Rodriguez said. “I knew I could do it if I tried hard enough.” Grell said Rodriguez is the hardest worker he has and the improvement he has made this season, starting as a complete beginner, is remarkable. “[Rodriguez] was absolutely god awful horrible (when he started),” Grell said. “Now he’s shooting and finishing shots and putting kids on their back.” Also winning regional titles were Jake Fiorito of Woodstock North at 106, Marengo’s Corey Graham (113) and John Lesiak (220), Richmond-Burton’s Grant Sutton (120), Cameron Kennedy (126) and Garrett Sutton (152), Marian Central’s Nick Remke (138) and Johnsburg’s Christian Nugent (195) and Brandon Boyle (285).

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Richmond-Burton’s Grant Sutton (front) wrestles Crystal Lake Central’s Ian Zeitler in a 120pound match. Sutton won.

CLASS 3A GRANT REGIONAL

McHenry’s Ostdick keeps goal alive, reaches sectional By PATRICK MASON pmason@shawmedia.com

FOX LAKE – McHenry wrestler Brad Ostdick set out to do something this season he has never done before: record 30 wins. The senior entered the Class 3A Grant Regional with 26 wins against nine losses. He wrestled his way to two wins Saturday and found himself in the thirdplace match in a winner-takeall scenario, as only the top three wrestlers in each weight class advance to sectionals. His goals and season were on the line against Grant’s Alex Rodriguez in the 132-pound division. “I had to remind myself it’s my senior year and pumped myself up,” Ostdick said of his 8-0 major decision victory, which pushed his win total to 29. “And once I saw the guy look at me, I just knew I was going to win. Once I got the first takedown, I knew I had control because I was good on top. There was a couple times I had to scramble, but I stayed in control. “It got me one step closer to finally getting my 30 wins. I’ve never gotten that in my six years of wrestling, and that’s a

big goal for me, and I have just one more to go. I just can’t wait for it.” McHenry took third with 167.5 points behind champion Grant and runner-up Libertyville. Ostdick was one of five McHenry wrestlers to advance to sectionals. Mike Infelise (126), Wade Lardy (145) and Luis Hernandez (220) were regional champions for the Warriors, while Cam Pait took (160) took second. “A lot of ups and downs today,” Warriors coach Will Gaddy said. “I feel really bad for the seniors that didn’t make it. Mike Sikula worked his butt off for four years for me and he had some high goals but just came up a bit short, and I feel for Angel Hernandez. That’s what sticks in my mind right now.” Sikula was the hard-luck loser in his third-place, 120pound match. The senior was tied with Gurnee Warren’s Martin Martinez 0-0 in the second overtime but gave up points late as Martinez recorded two points with an escape in a match that had the entire gym’s attention. Hernandez (285) was tied,

1-1, in his third-place match, but his opponent scored an escape in the final two seconds. “It’s tough for the guys that ended this way,” Gaddy said. “I’m sure they would like to do it over, but they wrestled tough. They’re tough kids. Those matches where one goes home is full of pressure, and you have to be able to battle through it, and I think they all did that today.” Prairie Ridge finished seventh with 53 points and saw two wrestlers advance to sectionals. Travis Piotrowski, a freshman, defeated Zion-Benton’s Anthony Munzoz in overtime for the championship at 106, and Charley Popp (160) advanced with a third-place finish. “It means a lot to me,” Popp said of advancing. “Last year I didn’t do so well, and my freshman year I placed fourth, so this was huge and exciting. I feel like I’m getting better each year.” Piotrowski was all smiles as well as he clutched his championship plaque. “To win regionals as a freshman, it feels pretty good,” Piotrowski said. “I can’t wait to have the chance to wrestle some good kids at sectionals.”

HUNTLEY – Jacobs junior Austin Ryan’s strategy was pretty simple – grab the early lead on Harlem’s Adam Zacharuk and hold on from there. “I knew I had to get the first takedown, then keep a good head and wrestle my match the rest of the way,” Ryan said. Ryan accomplished that, holding a narrow lead then adding a takedown in the third period to win the 106-pound match at the Class 3A Huntley Wrestling Regional Tournament. Ryan was the lone area competitor to win his weight class Saturday. Those wrestlers in the top three advance to the Barrington Sectional. Ryan (32-2) advanced to state as a freshman, but missed last year when he suffered a concussion in the sectional semifinals and was forced to stop competing. Crystal Lake South had four runners-up in Nick Gil (126), Eric Barone (132), Nick Peters (138) and Brian Pence (182). Huntley’s Brandon Mabry (195) and Dundee-Crown’s Ray Griggel (220) also took second. Huntley’s Nick Meyer (106) and Ricky Vigil (120), South’s Casey Callahan (113) and Hunter Stroh (170) and Jacobs’ Cody Ferencz (126) won their thirdplace matches to keep their seasons alive. Peters lost to Hononegah’s Manny Silva, 4-3, in the championship match. Peters lost to Silva in the regional final match last year, as well. “For the most part, I wrestled well,” Peters said. “There are areas where I could have done better. I think I have a

good shot of placing high [at sectional] and making it out [to state].” Griggel battled a shoulder injury most of the season, but said he feels much better now. He lost to Harlem’s Kailor Hecox, 5-3, in the championship at 220. “I was really rusty when I came back,” Griggel said. “I’m feeling more normal now.” Meyer was in big trouble late in the third period, trailing South’s Garrett Dziedzic, 7-1, when he pulled off a stunner. He reversed Dziedzic, then came up with a pin. “I saw I was in trouble, but I didn’t give up,” Meyer said. “I wanted to make it to sectional so bad. I wrestled hard and thought I could do my best, and whatever happens happens.” Meyer said he hit on a single to start his winning move. “I wanted to keep him under control and not let him get off his back,” Meyer said. Vigil lost to Jacobs’ Kenny Thompson, 9-3, early in the day, then came back to face him for third place. Vigil grabbed an 8-6 lead with a takedown as time was running out, but the clock came unplugged. Referees put 13.6 on the clock and Vigil started on top. He let Thompson escape and held him off for an 8-7 victory. “I knew it was his senior year and I’d have to give it everything I got,” Vigil said. “Once I got the takedown, I just knew I had to him down as long as I could.” Ferencz won a dramatic finish over Huntley’s Brandon Meyer, 4-2, in overtime. Stroh (15-16) defeated Huntley’s Mike Walker, 7-2, for the third-place match at 170.


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Super Bowl storylines take back seat to insanity

Northwest Herald sports editor Jon Styf and columnist Tom Musick discuss Super Bowl week. Styf: Deer-antler spray, gay

slurs, brotherly love and tattoos. Even Artie Lange became part of the storyline. The Super Bowl isn’t about the game, unless you’re in San Francisco or Baltimore. But this has been a ridiculous buildup, am I wrong? Musick: I must have missed the Artie Lange storyline. He’s my favorite D-list celebrity not named Gilbert Gottfried. You are correct that the Super Bowl buildup is ridiculous. For most of the partiers in New Orleans, the actual

TAKE 2 Tom Musick and Jon Styf face off game is a side note. If you were on Bourbon Street right now, which random celebrity would you most hope to see? Styf: Lovie Smith, for sure. For his insight. Or maybe Phil Emery, so he could avoid the media altogether while mumbling to himself about synergy and the upcoming

UFA market. Outside of football, I would like to see K-Cav. She gets it, she doesn’t want to put Jay Cutler’s spawn in any future danger by playing football. Or maybe that Lo girl. Pretty much anyone who was on “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.” Musick: My guess is everyone

you just mentioned is in New Orleans, with the possible exception of Lovie Smith. He’s on a beach somewhere thinking about the millions the Bears will be paying him next fall. I’ve done my best to avoid the Super Bowl drama for the past 10 days or so. That stuff wears me out. I’ll be dialed in Sunday, though. I’m excited for the game. Is it weird that I spent part of my day watching old highlights of Joe Montana and Jerry Rice? Styf: In some ways it is weird, but you’re a weird guy so no one is surprised. That’s why I keep reading. Usually. My head tells me

the 49ers will win, but that usually isn’t a good sign. So I’ll take the Ravens. You? Musick: Hey, you’re not so normal either, Mr. Laguna Beach. I’m rooting for the 49ers. My wife and I went to San Francisco on our honeymoon, and we would move there in a heartbeat if it didn’t cost $5 million to live in a cardboard box. As for the Ravens, Edgar Allen Poe gives me the creeps. •฀Styf can be reached at jstyf@ shawmedia.com or @JonStyf on Twitter. Musick can be reached at tmusick@shawmedia.com or @ tcmusick on Twitter.

PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME ELECTIONS

Parcells, Sapp, Carter to head class of 2013 Late Ravens owner Modell comes up short By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS – Bill Parcells was a winner everywhere he coached. Time and time again, he took over struggling franchises and showed them what it takes to be a success, including a pair of Super Bowl titles with the New York Giants. Parcells pulled off another victory Saturday – election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Getting in on his fourth try, Parcells led an induction class that also included mouthy defensive lineman Warren Sapp, prolific receiver Cris Carter and a pair of stalwarts from the trenches, offensive linemen Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen. The class of 2013 also included a pair of senior selections, Curley Culp and Dave Robinson. The announcement was made in New Orleans, site of today’s Super Bowl. Almost as noteworthy were the finalists who didn’t get in, including running back Jerome Bettis and owners Art Modell and Edward DeBartolo Jr. Players and coaches from the Baltimore Ravens, who will face the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl, spent all week lobbying for Modell, their former owner who died last year, to claim a place in the hall. It didn’t work out, no doubt pleasing fans in Cleveland who remain bitter about Modell moving the original Browns to Baltimore. Parcells had to wait a while, earning a bust in Canton on his fourth try. He thought he might get in the previous year in tan-

dem with one of his former players, Curtis Martin. “It was a little less stressful than last year,” Parcells said in a phone interview from Florida. “I was kind of hoping we could do it together, but as fate would have it, it didn’t work out.” Giants president and CEO John Mara said Parcells’ selection for the hall was “long overdue,” but his candidacy stirred plenty of debate – a one-hour discussion among the selection committee members, by far the longest amount of time dedicated to any finalist. “He’s one of the best coaches in NFL history,” Mara said. “He turned our franchise around. We went through a long period in the 1960s and 70s when we were a laughingstock. When Bill took over in 1983, he survived a very difficult first year, but then turned us into a perennial playoff contender and won two Super Bowls for us. He coached three other teams and everywhere he went, he had great success.” No one was more emotional than Carter, who took six years to get in despite putting up some of the best receiving numbers in NFL history. He broke down in tears but quickly pointed out “it’s not because I’m sad.” “This is the happiest day of my life,” he said. “When people said, ‘Aw, you know, it really doesn’t matter, you’re a Hall of Famer in my eyes,’ I said, ‘It’s more important that I’m a Hall of Famer in the Hall’s eyes.’ And I really, really wanted this.” Sapp said his stomach was churning all day. He doesn’t have to fret any-

more. Next stop, Canton. “My feet haven’t touched the ground in about 30 minutes,” Sapp said. “This is unbelievable.” In addition to Bettis, four other players failed to get in on the final vote: Charles Haley, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan and Aeneas Williams. Earlier in the day, the selection committee eliminated DeBartolo and Modell, as well as ex-players Tim Brown, Kevin Greene and Will Shields. Parcells reversed the fortunes of four teams, also coaching the New England Patriots, New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys, during 19 years as a head coach. He finished with a record of 172-130-1, most notably leading the Giants to Super Bowl titles in 1987 and 1991. Sapp got in on his first year of eligibility after playing 13 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders. He amassed 96½ career sacks despite playing on the interior of the defensive line, including double-digit sack totals in four seasons. He was the 1999 NFL Defensive Player of the Year after helping Tampa Bay claim its first division title in 18 years. Carter played 16 seasons, becoming only the second player in NFL history to reach 1,000 receptions in a career. He caught at least 70 passes in 10 seasons, and totaled 130 touchdown receptions from 13 passers. Allen played 203 games over 14 seasons, spending the bulk of his career with the Cowboys. AP file photo He played every position on the offensive line except center and New York Giants coach Bill Parcells is carried off the field Jan. 25, 1987, after the Giants defeated the Denver was a first-team All-Pro seven Broncos, 39-20, in SuperBowl XXI in Pasadena, Calif. Parcells was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday on his fourth try. straight seasons.

Pro Football Hall of Fame – Class of 2013

LARRY ALLEN Guard/Tackle 6-3, 325 1994-2005 Dallas Cowboys, 2006-07 San Francisco 49ers. ... 14 seasons, 203 games.

CRIS CARTER Wide Receiver 6-3, 202 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins. ... 16 seasons, 234 games.

CURLEY CULP Defensive Tackle 6-2, 265 1968-1974 Kansas City Chiefs, 1974-1980 Houston Oilers, 1980-81 Detroit Lions ... 14 seasons, 179 games.

JONATHAN OGDEN Tackle 6-9, 345 1996-2007 Baltimore Ravens ... 12 seasons, 177 games.

BILL PARCELLS Coach 1983-1990 New York Giants, 1993-96 New England Patriots, 1997-99 New York Jets, 2003-06 Dallas Cowboys.

DAVE ROBINSON Linebacker 6-3, 245 1963-1972 Green Bay Packers, 1973-74 Washington Redskins ... 12 seasons, 155 games.

WARREN SAPP Defensive Tackle 6-2, 300 1995-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Oakland Raiders ... 13 seasons, 198 games.

NFL HONORS

Peterson takes 2, edges Manning for MVP By BARRY WILNER The Associated Press

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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson accepts the AP Most Valuable Player Award on Saturday at the NFL Honors in New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANS – Adrian Peterson called it a blessing in disguise. Strange way to describe career-threatening major knee surgery. The Minnesota Vikings’ star came back better than ever, just missing Eric Dickerson’s longstanding rushing record and closing out the season with two of the top NFL awards from The Associated Press: Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year. As sort of an added bonus, he beat Peyton Manning for both of them Saturday night. “My career could have easily been over, just like that,” the sensational running back said. “Oh man. The things I’ve been through throughout my lifetime has made me mentally tough. “ I’m kind of speechless. This is amazing, “ he said in accepting his awards, along with five others at the “2nd Annual NFL Honors” show on CBS saluting the NFL’s best players, performances and plays from the 2012 season. The awards are based on balloting from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL. Manning’s own sensational recovery,

from four neck surgeries, earned him Comeback Player honors. “This injury was unlike any other,” said the only four-time league MVP. “There really was no bar or standard, there were no notes to copy. We were coming up with a rehab plan as we went.” Before sitting out 2011, Manning had never missed a start in his first 13 seasons with Indianapolis. But he was released by the Colts last winter because of his neck issues, signed with Denver and guided the Broncos to the AFC’s best record, 13-3. “Certainly you have double variables of coming off injury, not playing for over year and joining a new team. That certainly added a lot to my plate, so it was hard to really know what to expect,” Manning said. “I can’t tell you how grateful and thankful I am. I can’t tell you how happy I am to be playing the game of football we all love so much.” Also honored were: •฀Washington’s฀Robert฀Griffin฀III,฀who฀ beat out a strong crop of quarterbacks for the top offensive rookie award. •฀Houston฀end฀J.J.฀Watt,฀who฀took฀Defensive Player of the Year, getting 49 of 50 votes. •฀Bruce฀Arians,฀the฀first฀interim฀coach฀ to win Coach of the Year after leading

Indianapolis to a 9-3 record while head man Chuck Pagano was being treated for leukemia. Arians became Arizona’s head coach last month. •฀ Carolina฀ linebacker฀ Luke฀ Kuechly, the league’s leader in tackles with 164, who won the top defensive rookie award. Peterson returned better than ever from the left knee surgery, rushing for 2,097 yards, 9 short of breaking Dickerson’s record. He also sparked the Vikings’ turnaround from 3-13 to 10-6 and a wild-card playoff berth. He received 301⁄2 votes to 191⁄2 for Manning. “I played my heart out, every opportunity I had,” Peterson said. “The result of that is not what I wanted, which is being in the Super Bowl game. But I have a couple of good pieces of hardware to bring back and [put] in my statue area. So it feels good.” Was the knee injury the toughest thing he’d ever overcome? “Losing my brother at 7, seeing him get hit by a car right in front of me, that was the toughest,” he said. “But as far as injuries, yes.” New England QB Tom Brady was the last winner of MVP and Offensive Player in 2010.


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Phil Mickelson watches his birdie putt drop on the 18th green during the third round of the Phoenix Open on Saturday in Scottsdale, Ariz.

PGA: PHOENIX OPEN

Mickelson thrills record crowd By JOHN NICHOLSON The Associated Press

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Phil Mickelson drew the loudest cheers from the biggest crowd in golf history Saturday at the Phoenix Open. Mickelson nearly aced the par-3 16th, hitting a 9-iron to a foot to set up a birdie on the rowdy stadium hole packed with nearly 20,000 screaming fans. “What’s funny about that is 172 yards is a very tough 9-iron for me to get there, but I immediately take 5 yards off and in my head I had 167,” Mickelson said. “The reason is you always have a little bit of adrenaline here, and the ball goes a little bit longer on 16. “I played for a 167-yard shot and tried to hit just a comfortable or stock 9-iron, and the ball ended up flying that

far and released to the hole. Having played this course and that hole over the years and knowing what your body does and how to adjust to it has helped me, and certainly it did today.” Estimated at 179,022, the third-round crowd broke the record of 173,210 set last year, also on a Saturday at fanfriendly TPC Scottsdale. The event has drawn 467,030 fans for the week and is in position to break the mark of 538,356 set in 2008. Mickelson birdied the final four holes and five of the last six for a 7-under-par 64 and a six-stroke lead over Brandt Snedeker. The 42-year-old former Arizona State star has led after each round, opening with a 60 and shooting a 65 on Friday. He fell a stroke short of the tour record for the first 54 holes, and matched the tournament mark set by Mark Calcavecchia in 2001.

HOCKEY

BASKETBALL NBA

EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct Bulls 29 18 .617 Indiana 28 19 .596 Milwaukee 25 21 .543 Detroit 18 29 .383 Cleveland 14 34 .292 Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 30 15 .667 Brooklyn 28 19 .596 Boston 23 23 .500 Philadelphia 20 26 .435 Toronto 17 30 .362 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 29 14 .674 Atlanta 26 20 .565 Orlando 14 33 .298 Charlotte 11 35 .239 Washington 11 35 .239 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 38 11 .776 Memphis 30 16 .652 Houston 26 23 .531 Dallas 20 27 .426 New Orleans 15 33 .313 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 35 12 .745 Denver 30 18 .625 Utah 26 22 .542 Portland 24 23 .511 Minnesota 18 26 .409 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 34 14 .708 Golden State 29 17 .630 L.A. Lakers 21 26 .447 Sacramento 17 32 .347 Phoenix 16 31 .340

MEN’S COLLEGE AP TOP 25 FARED GB — 1 3½ 11 15½ GB — 3 7½ 10½ 14 GB — 4½ 17 19½ 19½ GB — 6½ 12 17 22½ GB — 5½ 9½ 11 15½ GB — 4 12½ 17½ 17½

Saturday’s Games Bulls 93, Atlanta 76 New York 120, Sacramento 81 Cleveland 115, Oklahoma City 110 Houston 109, Charlotte 95 Minnesota 115, New Orleans 86 San Antonio 96, Washington 86 Milwaukee 107, Orlando 98 Portland 105, Utah 99 Phoenix at Golden State, (n) Today’s Games L.A. Clippers at Boston, Noon L.A. Lakers at Detroit, Noon Miami at Toronto, 1 p.m.

BULLS 93, HAWKS 76

CHICAGO (93) Deng 10-21 2-2 25, Butler 6-16 3-3 16, Gibson 9-14 1-3 19, Robinson 8-16 0-0 20, Hamilton 3-14 0-0 6, Belinelli 1-8 3-5 5, M.Teague 1-2 0-0 2, Radmanovic 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 38-93 9-13 93. ATLANTA (76) Stevenson 1-6 0-0 2, Smith 9-16 0-3 19, Horford 7-18 0-0 14, J.Teague 5-11 4-4 16, Korver 3-6 1-1 10, Pargo 0-6 0-0 0, Jenkins 2-3 1-2 5, Johnson 3-8 2-5 8, Tolliver 1-2 0-0 2, Morrow 0-3 0-0 0, Scott 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-79 8-15 76.

Chicago Atlanta

24 19 26 24 —93 17 27 16 16 —76

3-Point Goals–Chicago 8-20 (Robinson 4-6, Deng 3-6, Butler 1-3, Hamilton 0-2, Belinelli 0-3), Atlanta 6-19 (Korver 3-5, J.Teague 2-5, Smith 1-1, Stevenson 0-4, Pargo 0-4). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Chicago 62 (Gibson 19), Atlanta 52 (Smith 13). Assists–Chicago 26 (Robinson 8), Atlanta 17 (Smith 5). Total Fouls–Chicago 14, Atlanta 12. Technicals–Chicago defensive three second, Johnson. A–17,898 (18,729).

Saturday 1. Michigan (20-2) lost to No. 3 Indiana 81-73. Next: vs. No. 11 Ohio State, Tuesday. 2. Kansas (19-2) lost to Oklahoma State 85-80. Next: at TCU, Wednesday. 3. Indiana (20-2) beat No. 1 Michigan 81-73. Next: at Illinois, Thursday. 4. Florida (18-2) beat No. 16 Mississippi 78-64. Next: at Arkansas, Tuesday. 5. Duke (19-2) beat Florida State 79-60. Next: vs. No. 19 N.C. State, Thursday. 6. Syracuse (18-3) lost to Pittsburgh 65-55. Next: vs. Notre Dame, Monday. 7. Gonzaga (20-2) at San Diego. Next: vs. Pepperdine, Thursday. 8. Arizona (18-2) at Washington State. Next: vs. Stanford, Wednesday. 9. Butler (18-4) beat Rhode Island 7568. Next: vs. St. Bonaventure, Wednesday. 10. Oregon (18-4) lost to California 5854. Next: vs. Colorado, Thursday. 11. Ohio State (17-4) beat Nebraska 6356. Next: at No. 1 Michigan, Tuesday. 12. Louisville (17-4) did not play. Next: vs. No. 25 Marquette, Sunday. 13. Michigan State (18-4) did not play. Next: vs. No. 23 Minnesota, Wednesday. 14. Miami (17-3) beat No. 19 N.C. State 79-78. Next: vs. Boston College, Tuesday. 15. Wichita State (19-4) lost to Northern Iowa 57-52. Next: at Southern Illinois, Tuesday. 16. Mississippi (17-4) lost to No. 4 Florida 78-64. Next: vs. Mississippi State, Wednesday. 17. Missouri (16-5) beat Auburn 91-77. Next: at Texas A&M, Thursday. 18. Kansas State (17-4) beat Oklahoma 52-50. Next: at Texas Tech, Tuesday. 19. N.C. State (16-6) lost to No. 14 Miami 79-78. Next: at No. 5 Duke, Thursday. 20. New Mexico (19-3) beat Nevada 7562. Next: vs. Air Force, Wednesday. 21. Creighton (20-3) beat Bradley 7558. Next: at Indiana State, Wednesday. 22. San Diego State (16-5) lost to Air Force 70-67. Next: vs. Boise State, Wednesday. 23. Minnesota (16-5) did not play. Next: vs. Iowa, Sunday. 24. Cincinnati (18-4) beat Seton Hall 65-59. Next: at Providence, Wednesday. 25. Marquette (15-4) did not play. Next: at No. 12 Louisville, Sunday.

SATURDAY’S SCORES MIDWEST Akron 86, Ohio 72 Bowling Green 70, Ball St. 59 Butler 75, Rhode Island 68 Cleveland St. 77, Ill.-Chicago 66 Creighton 75, Bradley 58 Drake 74, Indiana St. 71, OT E. Kentucky 81, SE Missouri 72 Green Bay 73, Loyola of Chicago 65 Illinois St. 83, S. Illinois 47 Iowa St. 79, Baylor 71 Kent St. 77, E. Michigan 62 Miami (Ohio) 70, Cent. Michigan 61 Missouri 91, Auburn 77 Missouri St. 62, Evansville 61 N. Dakota St. 65, South Dakota 46 N. Iowa 57, Wichita St. 52 North Dakota 69, Idaho St. 52 Northwestern 75, Purdue 60 Notre Dame 79, DePaul 71, OT Oakland 96, Nebraska-Omaha 81 Ohio St. 63, Nebraska 56 Oklahoma St. 85, Kansas 80 S. Dakota St. 88, UMKC 57 SIU-Edwardsville 49, E. Illinois 45 Saint Louis 81, Dayton 52 Toledo 69, N. Illinois 64 W. Illinois 68, IUPUI 59 W. Michigan 71, Buffalo 60

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Blackhawks 8 6 0 2 14 25 St. Louis 8 6 2 0 12 31 Detroit 8 4 3 1 9 22 Columbus 9 3 5 1 7 18 Nashville 7 2 2 3 7 12 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF Vancouver 8 4 2 2 10 21 Edmonton 8 4 3 1 9 20 Minnesota 8 4 3 1 9 20 Colorado 8 4 4 0 8 19 Calgary 5 1 3 1 3 14 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF San Jose 7 7 0 0 14 29 Anaheim 6 4 1 1 9 20 Phoenix 9 3 4 2 8 27 Dallas 9 3 5 1 7 17 Los Angeles 6 2 2 2 6 12 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 8 5 3 0 10 24 N.Y. Islanders 7 4 2 1 9 27 New Jersey 7 3 1 3 9 17 N.Y. Rangers 8 4 4 0 8 19 Philadelphia 9 3 6 0 6 21 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Boston 8 6 1 1 13 24 Ottawa 8 5 2 1 11 24 Montreal 7 5 2 0 10 24 Toronto 8 4 4 0 8 21 Buffalo 8 3 4 1 7 24 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Tampa Bay 8 6 2 0 12 39 Winnipeg 8 3 4 1 7 24 Carolina 7 3 4 0 6 18 Washington 8 2 5 1 5 18 Florida 7 2 5 0 4 16

GA 18 19 24 28 19 GA 20 21 22 20 21 GA 12 18 26 23 16 GA 19 23 19 22 26 GA 19 14 16 23 29 GA 21 32 23 27 27

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s Games Blackhawks at Calgary, (n) Pittsburgh 5, New Jersey 1 Montreal 6, Buffalo 1 Colorado 3, Edmonton 1 Boston 1, Toronto 0 Philadelphia 5, Carolina 3 N.Y. Rangers 3, Tampa Bay 2 Columbus 4, Detroit 2 Phoenix 2, Dallas 0 Los Angeles at Anaheim, (n) Nashville at San Jose, (n) Today’s Games Pittsburgh at Washington, 11:30 a.m. Ottawa at Montreal, 1 p.m. Florida at Buffalo, 2 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 2 p.m.

AHL Saturday’s Games Peoria 5, Wolves 3 Toronto 4, Hamilton 2 St. John’s 1, Binghamton 0 Grand Rapids 1, Abbotsford 0 Bridgeport 4, Norfolk 1 Providence 2, Worcester 0 Hershey 2, Manchester 1 Springfield 3, Connecticut 2 Portland 2, Albany 0 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3, Adirondack 0 Rochester 5, Syracuse 3 Today’s Games Rockford at Houston, 12:05 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Hershey, 1 p.m.

FOOTBALL SUPER BOWL XLVII

Today At New Orleans Baltimore vs. San Francisco, 5:30 p.m. (CBS)

SUPER BOWL MVPS SINCE 1980 2012–Eli Manning, QB, N.Y. Giants 2011–Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay 2010–Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans 2009–Santonio Holmes, WR, Pittsburgh 2008–Eli Manning, QB, N.Y. Giants 2007–Peyton Manning, QB, Indianapolis 2006–Hines Ward, WR, Pittsburgh 2005–Deion Branch, WR, New England 2004–Tom Brady, QB, New England 2003–Dexter Jackson, FS, Tampa Bay 2002–Tom Brady, QB, New England 2001–Ray Lewis, LB, Baltimore 2000–Kurt Warner, QB, St. Louis 1999–John Elway, QB, Denver 1998–Terrell Davis, RB, Denver 1997–Desmond Howard, KR, Green Bay 1996–Larry Brown, CB, Dallas 1995–Steve Young, QB, San Francisco 1994–Emmitt Smith, RB, Dallas 1993–Troy Aikman, QB, Dallas 1992–Mark Rypien, QB, Washington 1991–Ottis Anderson, RB, N.Y. Giants 1990–Joe Montana, QB, San Francisco 1989–Jerry Rice, WR, San Francisco 1988–Doug Williams, QB, Washington 1987–Phil Simms, QB, N.Y. Giants 1986–Richard Dent, DE, Bears 1985–Joe Montana, QB, San Francisco 1984–Marcus Allen, RB, L.A. Raiders 1983–John Riggins, RB, Washington 1982–Joe Montana, QB, San Francisco 1981–Jim Plunkett, QB, Oakland 1980–Terry Bradshaw, QB, Pittsburgh

INDIVIDUAL GAME RECORDS SCORING Most Points — 18, Roger Craig, San Francisco vs. Miami, 1985; Jerry Rice, San Francisco vs. Denver, 1990 and vs. San Diego, 1995; Ricky Watters, San Francisco vs. San Diego, 1995; Terrell Davis, Denver vs. Green Bay, 1998. Most Touchdowns — 3, Roger Craig, San Francisco vs. Miami, 1985; Jerry Rice, San Francisco vs. Denver 1990 and vs. San Diego, 1995; Ricky Watters, San Francisco vs. San Diego, 1995; Terrell Davis, Denver vs. Green Bay, 1998. Longest Field Goal — 54, Steve Christie, Buffalo vs. Dallas, 1994. RUSHING Most Yards Gained — 204, Tim Smith, Washington vs. Denver, 1988. Longest Gain — 75, Willie Parker, Pittsburgh vs. Seattle, 2006. Most Touchdowns — 3, Terrell Davis, Denver vs. Green Bay, 1998. PASSING Most Completions — 32, Tom Brady, New England vs. Carolina, 2004; Drew Brees, New Orleans vs. Indianapolis, 2010. Highest Completion Percentage — 88.0, Phil Simms, New York Giants vs. Denver, 1987. Most Yards Gained — 414, Kurt Warner, St. Louis vs. Tennessee, 2000. Most Touchdowns — 6, Steve Young, San Francisco vs. San Diego, 1995. Most Had Intercepted — 5, Rich Gannon, Oakland vs. Tampa Bay, 2003. Longest Completion — 85, Jake Delhomme (to Muhsin Muhammad), Carolina vs. New England, 2004.

RECEIVING Most Receptions — 11, Dan Ross, Cincinnati vs. San Francisco, 1982; Jerry Rice, San Francisco vs. Cincinnati, 1989; Deion Branch, New England vs. Philadelphia, 2005; Wes Welker, New England vs. N.Y. Giants, 2008. Most Yards — 215, Jerry Rice, San Francisco vs. Cincinnati, 1989. Most Touchdowns — 3, Jerry Rice, San Francisco vs. Denver, 1990. Longest Reception — 85, Muhsin Muhammad (from Jake Delhomme), Carolina vs. New England, 2004.

TEAM GAME RECORDS SCORING Most Points — 55, San Francisco vs. Denver, 1990. Fewest Points — 3, Miami vs. Dallas, 1972. Most Points, Both Teams — 75, San Francisco (49), San Diego (26), 1995. Fewest Points, Both Teams — 21, Miami (14), Washington (7), 1973. Largest Margin of Victory — 45 — San Francisco vs. Denver (55-10), 1990. YARDS GAINED Most Net Yards Gained — 602, Washington vs. Denver, 1988. Fewest Net Yards Gained — 119, Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh, 1975. Most Rushing Yards — 280, Washington vs. Denver, 1988. Fewest Rushing Yards — 7, New England vs. Bears, 1986. Most Passing Yards — 407, St. Louis vs. Tennessee, 2000. Fewest Passing Yards — 35, Denver vs. Dallas, 1978.

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EUROPEAN PGA TOUR DUBAI DESERT CLASSIC Saturday At Emirates Golf Club (Majlis Course) Doha, Qatar Purse: $2.5 million Yardage 7,344; Par: 72 Third Round Leaders S. Gallacher, Scotland 63-70-62—195 R. Sterne, South Africa 62-70-66—198 T. Olesen, Denmark 67-66-67—200 Felipe Aguilar, Chile 68-68-66—202 Jeev Milkha Singh, India 68-67-67—202 T. Fleetwood, England 65-68-69—202 Steve Webster, England 69-69-65—203 M. Kieffer, Germany 66-68-69—203 Lee Westwood, England 67-71-66—204 Robert Rock, England 70-68-67—205 J. Walters, South Africa 68-70-67—205 N. Seung-yul, South Korea 66-72-67—205 G. Maybin, N. Ireland 69-67-69—205 Marcus Fraser, Australia 67-69-69—205 Andy Sullivan, England 69-67-69—205 Jbe Kruger, South Africa 70-66-69—205 Andreas Harto, Denmark 67-67-71—205 Chris Doak, Scotland 65-69-71—205 Alexander Noren, Sweden 68-71-67—206 F. Andersson Hed, Sweden 67-71-68—206 Raphael Jacquelin, France 70-68-68—206 Ricardo Santos, Portugal 66-71-69—206 Romain Wattel, France 68-67-71—206 Sergio Garcia, Spain 68-67-71—206 Also Matteo Manassero, Italy 66-71-70—207 T. Hamilton, United States 70-68-70—208 Jose Maria Olazabal, Spain 70-67-71—208 M. O’Meara, United States 67-74-71—212

EUROPEAN LADIES TOUR AUSTRALIAN LADIES MASTERS Saturday At Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast, Australia Purse: $261,330 Yardage: 6,647; Par: 72 a-amateur Second Round Leaders a-Oh Su-hyun, Australia 70-64—134 Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand 69-65—134 Stacey Keating, Australia 68-67—135 Jessica Korda, United States 67-68—135 Chella Choi, South Korea 69-67—136 Karrie Webb, Australia 70-66—136 Alison Walshe, United States 66-71—137 Dori Carter, United States 68-69—137 Pernilla Lindberg, Sweden 70-67—137 Nontaya Srisawang, Thailand 68-70—138 Belen Mozo, Spain 68-71—139 Sarah-Jane Smith, Australia 72-68—140 Amelia Lewis, United States 71-69—140 a-Minjee Lee, Australia 71-70—141 Ryu So-yeon, South Korea 71-70—141 Linda Wessberg, Sweden 70-71—141 Sarah Kemp, Australia 71-70—141 Maria Hernandez, Spain 70-71—141 Caroline Bon, New Zealand 70-71—141 Carly Booth, Scotland 71-71—142

BETTING ODDS GLANTZ-CULVER LINE NFL Playoffs Super Bowl XLVII Today At New Orleans FAVORITE TODAY O/U UNDERDOG San Francisco 4 (47½) Baltimore NCAA Basketball FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at Villanova 5½ Providence at Minnesota 10 Iowa at Louisville 9½ Marquette at UConn 11 South Florida Virginia 1 at Georgia Tech at Stanford 9½ Oregon St. Wisconsin 1 at Illinois Rider 1½ at Marist at Manhattan 9 St. Peter’s FAVORITE at Boston L.A. Lakers Miami FAVORITE Pittsburgh at Montreal at Buffalo at N.Y. Islndrs

NBA LINE Pk 1 5

UNDERDOG L.A. Clippers at Detroit at Toronto

NHL LINE UNDERDOG -125 at Washington -125 Ottawa -155 Florida -120 New Jersey

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

at Indiana 6 p.m. CSN AM-1000

PHOENIX OPEN Saturday At TPC Scottsdale Scottsdale, Ariz. Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,216; Par: 71 Third Round Phil Mickelson 60-65-64—189 Brandt Snedeker 64-66-65—195 Padraig Harrington 64-70-63—197 Ryan Moore 66-66-65—197 Troy Matteson 67-65-66—198 Brendan Steele 69-65-65—199 Bill Haas 65-64-70—199 Scott Piercy 70-66-64—200 Brendon de Jonge 66-67-67—200 Gary Woodland 67-66-67—200 Roberto Castro 65-68-67—200 Hunter Mahan 67-67-67—201 Bryce Molder 67-67-67—201 Billy Horschel 69-68-64—201 Ted Potter, Jr. 64-69-68—201 John Rollins 66-66-69—201 Matt Every 65-67-69—201 Robert Garrigus 66-66-69—201 Angel Cabrera 66-65-70—201 Jeff Klauk 67-68-67—202 Greg Chalmers 68-68-66—202 Justin Leonard 65-71-66—202 William McGirt 67-66-69—202 Ben Crane 67-71-64—202 Charlie Wi 68-63-71—202 Brian Harman 70-65-68—203 John Mallinger 65-69-69—203 Ryan Palmer 64-73-66—203 Brian Gay 65-66-72—203 Keegan Bradley 67-63-73—203 Nick Watney 65-71-68—204 Charles Howell III 67-68-69—204 Casey Wittenberg 67-67-70—204 Rory Sabbatini 68-66-70—204 Cameron Tringale 69-67-69—205 Kevin Stadler 68-68-69—205 Chris Kirk 67-69-69—205 Kevin Chappell 66-68-71—205 Bubba Watson 67-67-71—205 Jeff Maggert 64-70-71—205 Tim Clark 69-68-68—205 Lucas Glover 68-70-67—205 Kevin Na 69-64-72—205 David Hearn 67-65-73—205 K.J. Choi 71-67-67—205 Ken Duke 66-69-71—206 Bo Van Pelt 68-67-71—206 Carl Pettersson 72-65-69—206 Chris Stroud 71-66-69—206 Bud Cauley 71-67-68—206 George McNeill 70-68-68—206 David Toms 69-67-71—207 Boo Weekley 69-66-72—207 Harris English 67-67-73—207 Colt Knost 71-65-71—207 David Mathis 72-65-70—207 James Driscoll 72-66-69—207 Hank Kuehne 65-71-72—208 Martin Flores 65-71-72—208 Richard H. Lee 68-68-72—208 Sang-Moon Bae 72-64-72—208 John Merrick 69-69-70—208 James Hahn 71-67-70—208 Aaron Baddeley 69-67-73—209 Jimmy Walker 68-69-72—209 Scott Verplank 66-72-71—209 Chad Campbell 73-65-71—209 Russell Henley 69-67-74—210 Jeff Overton 66-69-75—210 Jason Day 70-68-72—210 Dicky Pride 67-71-73—211 J.J. Henry 70-68-73—211 Kyle Stanley 67-71-74—212 Y.E. Yang 65-73-74—212

MONDAY

LINE +105 +105 +135 +100

TRANSACTIONS PROS BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Assigned RHP Chris Carpenter outright to Pawtucket (IL). National League MIAMI MARLINS — Assigned OF Kevin Mattison outright to New Orleans (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Assigned RHP J.C. Ramirez outright to Lehigh Valley (IL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Fined Dallas coach Rick Carlisle $25,000 for public criticism of officiating. ATLANTA HAWKS — Signed G Jannero Pargo to a second 10-day contract. HOCKEY American Hockey League AHL — Suspended Hamilton LW Kyle Hagel one game. BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Recalled G Kenny Reiter from Fort Wayne (ECHL).

COLLEGE PURDUE — Suspended WR O.J. Ross indefinitely from the football team.

at Denver 9:30 p.m. WGN, TNT AM-1000 at San Jose 9:30 p.m. CSN AM-720

at Phoenix 8 p.m. CSN AM-720

PEORIA 11 a.m. CN100

ON TAP TODAY WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

TV/Radio

Noon: Oklahoma at West Virginia, ESPN Noon: Duke at North Carolina, ESPNU

NFL PLAYOFFS 5:30 p.m.: Super Bowl XLVII, San Francisco vs. Baltimore, CBS

NHL HOCKEY

GOLF

11:30 a.m.: Pittsburgh at Washington, NBC

Noon: PGA Tour, Phoenix Open, inal round, TGC 2 p.m.: PGA Tour, Phoenix Open, inal round, NBC

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon: Iowa at Minnesota, BTN 1 p.m.: Marquette at Louisville, ESPN 2 p.m.: Virginia at Georgia Tech, ESPNU 2:30 p.m.: Wisconsin at Illinois, BTN

SOCCER 6 p.m.: La Serie del Caribe, Dominican Republic at Mexico, ESPN2

PREPS WRESTLING CLASS 1A Harvard Regional Team scores: 1. Harvard 238.5, 2. Aurora Central Catholic 102.5, 3. Mooseheart 78, 4. North Boone 67, 5. GenoaKingston 51, 6. Wheaton Academy 48, 7. Alden-Hebron 39, 8. Christian Liberty 34. Championship 106: Luis (H) p. Cuevas (ACC), :39 113: Briggs (NB) p. Struck (H) 4:52 120: Pena (H) tech. fall Strickland (M), 4:33 126: Gricar (AH) dec. Peterson (H), 5-3 132: Shelton (H) p. Cashmore (AH), 1:55 138: Kramer (H) maj. dec. Peters (GK), 17-5 145: Rudd (H) maj. dec. Murray (GK), 13-5 152: Heck (H) dec. Budzisz (WA), 3-2 160: Westlund (NB) dec. Wheeler (H), 3-1 170: Feemorlu (M) p. Meija (H), 1:45 182: Smith (M) p. Tapia (H), 3:14 195: Martin (H) p. Dutton (WA), 1:24 220: Smith (M) p. Hizo (ACC), 2:44 285: Freimund (H) dec. Eisele (NB), 2-0 Third place 106: Double bye 113: Ordlock (GK) p. Jerwers (ACC), 1:48 120: Semmens (GK) dec. Manriquez (NB), 6-1 126: Alviar (ACC) through bye 132: Park (ACC) tech. fall Wilson (GK), 4:24 138: Spagnola (AC) p. Estes (M), 2:44 145: Iles (ACC) p. Silva (CLA), 4:53 152: Adelsperger (CLA) over Schiro (ACC) by inj. default 160: Johnson (AH) dec. Warda (CLA), 14-7 170: Gemmel (WA) p. Hollenback (ACC), 2:53 182: Mowak (ACC) p. Palmer (CLA), 3:10 195: Valenzuela (ACC) p. Bodey (NB), :47 220: Popoca (H) dec. Williams (WA), 2-0 285: Gonzalez (ACC) dec. Pavlik (CLA), 5-2

CLASS 2A Hampshire Regional* Team scores: 1. Crystal Lake Central 173; 2. Johnsburg 101; 3. Richmond Burton 97.50; 4. Marengo 88; 5. Woodstock North 85; 6. Woodstock 73.50; 7. Hampshire 68; 8. Marian Central 61. Championship 106: Fiortio (WN) p. Szlenk (Hamp), 1:56 113: Graham (Mar) p. Powers (Wood), 2:41 120: Gr. Sutton (RB) dec. Peshek (JB), 3-2 126: Kennedy (RB) p. McKay (JB), 3:59 132: Lundelius (CLC) p. Schuler (RB), 3:29 138: Remke (MC) dec. Walsh (WN), 1-0 145: Fugiel (CLC) p. Forman (MC), :59 152: Ga. Sutton (RB) dec. Cloe (Mar), 9-3 160: Zelasco (CLC) p. Hafer (Wood), 1:47 170: Marsden (CLC) p. Keeling (Hamp), 5:59 182: Ellman (CLC) dec. Dauphin (Mar), 9-4 195: Nugent (JB) dec. Pfaff (CLC), 1-0 220: Lesiak (Mar) d. Stone (CLC) by inj. dflt. 285: Boyle (JB) p. Baginski (CLC), 3:20 Third place 106: Kurcz (MC) p. Hasenbuhler (JB), 5:08 113: Allen (Hamp) dec. Herrera (RB), 4-2 120: Brucki (WN) dec. Zeitler (CLC), 8-4 126: Peterson (CLC) p. Johnson (Hamp), 3:24 132: Rodriguez (Wood) dec. Miller (JB), 11-6 138: Zange (Wood) dec. Brown (Hamp), 7-2 145: Sundberg (Wood) dec. Kupsik (WN), 3-2 152: Carlson (MC) p. Davis (WN), 1:38 160: Leppien (JB) p. Gara (Mar), 1:51 170: Plourde (Wood) p. Welch (MC), 5:56 182: Krocko (Hamp) p. Wagner (JB), 1:55 195: Barnes (WN) p. Caskey (Mar), 2:34 220: Battaglia (RB) p. Mueller (JB), 2:57 285: Reyes (Hamp) p. Dineen (MC), 5:05 *Top three place winners in each weight class advance to Antioch Sectional Feb. 8-9.

CLASS 3A Lake Zurich Regional* Team scores: 1. Barrington 193; 2. Deerfield 191.5; 3. Cary-Grove 175; 4. Stevenson 123.5; 5. Lake Zurich 97; 6. Buffalo Grove 70; 7. Highland Park 35.5; 8. Palatine 31.5; 9. Lake Forest 17.5. Championship 106: Mehrholtz (Deer) dec. Stathakis (Barr), 3-1 113: M. Cullen (CG) p. Kessler (HP), 1:11 120: Camarena (Barr( dec. Bloom (Deer), 5-3 126: Spinello (Deer) dec. Conrad (Barr), 6-5 132: Conrad (Barr) dec. Egan (BG), 4-3 138: Arteaga (LZ) dec. Underwood (CG), 3-1 (OT) 145: Weber (Stev) maj. dec. Wiseman (Barr), 15-6 152: Lynch (LZ) dec. Glueck (CG), 10-4 160: Coyoc (BG) dec. Hughes (CG), 6-5 170: Emmerich (Deer) p. Durbin (LF), 1:04 182: Shealy (Barr) dec. Valtchev (Stev), 5-1 195: Kirby (Deer) maj. dec. Allen (Pal), 10-1 220: Huff (CG) dec. Bornofen (Barr), 3-1 (OT) 285: Calamari (Barr) dec. Dermont (CG), 12-7 Third place 106: J. Cullen (CG) p. Rodriquez (Stev), 2:22 113: Mazzenga (Barr) dec. Lieberman (Deer), 5-3 120: Hanselmann (CG) dec. Nigro (LZ), 2-0 126: Marcson (Stev) maj. Dec. Guajardo (Pal), 10-2 132: Henderson (LZ) dec. Korol (Stev), 4-2 138: Glantz (Deer) p. Siebert (BG), 3:44 145: Tuthill (LZ) dec. Ciancio (HP), 1-0 152: Sapinsley (Deer) dec. Blanke (Barr), 8-2 160: Mass (Stev) dec. Peters (LZ), 3-2 170: Burns (Stev) dec. Kersten (CG), 3-2 182: O’Malley (CG) dec. Hanusa (Deer), 3-2 195: Feldman (Stev) p. Bulander (Barr), :56 220: Levine (Deer) p. Harris (Stev), 1:16 285: Nawrot (Deer) p. Durant (BG), 5:58

Grant Regional* Team scores: 1. Grant 197; 2. Libertyville 176; 3. McHenry 167.5; 4. Gurnee Warren 121.5; 5. Zion-Benton 104; 6. Mundelein 60.5; 7. Prairie Ridge 53; 8. Round Lake; 9. Waukegan 26. Championship 106: Piotrowski (PR) dec. Munoz, 5-3 113: Carrillo (ZB) dec. Datlovsky, 3-2 120: Polakowski (LBV) maj. dec. Parent, 11-3 126: Infelise (McH) dec. Braswell, 6-3 132: Rios (ZB) dec. Santiago, 4-0 138: Fanella (G) by fft. 145: Lardy (McH0 dec. Pettinato, 6-2 152: Long (M) dec. Ayala, 4-0 160: MacCallum (LBV) maj. dec. Pait, 8-0 170: Hicks (W) dec. Koziol, 8-1 182: Cashmore (G) fall. Nield, 3:25 195: Barbian (LBV) dec. Lalanda, 5-3 220: Hernandez (McH) dec. Dunsing, 5-0 285: Haeffele (G) by fft. Third place 106: Koch (G) maj. dec. B. Sikula, 14-0 113: Artega (RL) dec. Duh, 2-1 120: Martine (W) dec. M. Sikula, 2-1 126: Mason (W) dec. Drabek, 7-5 132: Ostdick (McH0 maj. dec. Rodriguez, 8-0 138: Laurie (M) dec. Brooks, 7-3 145: Kouvelis (G) maj. dec. Dommguez, 16-4 152: Parker (W) dec. Patchett, 8-2 160: Popp (PR) fall. Cartwright, 3:56 170: Whitehead (ZB) by fft. 182: Shurson (W) dec. Lung, 10-7 195: Medina (Wau) dec. Washingotn, 6-4 220: Haran (G) dec. Eppinger, 3-1 285: McCaffrey (W) dec. Hernandez, 3-1

RICHMOND-BURTON 56 MARENGO 31 RICHMOND-BURTON (56) Rygiel 1 0-0 2, Wells 3 5-6 11, Kaufman 4 1-2 8, C. Vlasak 5 4-5 16, Pittser 3 1-2 7, Kaska 4 1-2 10, Boelkow 1 0-0 2. Totals 20 12-18 56. MARENGO (31) Kunde 2 2-4 6, Rogutich 4 3-4 11, Rondorf 3 1-4 7, Volkening 0 2-6 2, Kissack 0 0-2 0, Klick 1 0-0 2, No. 42 0 1-2 1, No. 23 1 0-0 2. Totals 11 9-22 31. Richmond-Burton 9 15 19 13 – 56 Marengo 6 2 8 15 – 31 Three-point goals: RichmondBurton 4 (C. Vlasak 2, Kaufman, Kaska), Marengo 0. Total fouls: RichmondBurton 19, Marengo 17.

WESTLAKE 54 FAITH LUTHERAN 47 (OT) FAITH LUTHERAN (47) Moffatt 5, Boyer 18, Larson 7, Van Antwerp 10, M. Chapel 4, J. Chapel 3 WESTLAKE (54) Fleming 2, Mongin 14, Warman 3, Cessna 18, Facrie 1, Seward 6. Westlake 5 Faith Lutheran 4

8 19 11 11 – 54 15 13 11 4 – 47

Three-point goals: Faith Lutheran 6 (Boyer 3, Van Anterp 2, J. Chapel), Westlake 5 (Cessna 3, Seward 2). Total fouls: Faith Lutheran 22, Westlake 12. Fouled out: Boyer, M. Chapel.

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Huntley Regional* Team scores: 1. Harlem 253, 2. Hononegah 204, 3. Crystal Lake South 120, 4. DeKalb 97, 5. Huntley 89, 6. Dundee-Crown 61, 7. Jacobs 59, 8. Auburn 21, 9. Jefferson 18, 10. Guilford 3. Championship 106: Ryan (Jac) d. Zacharuk (Har), 5-1. 113: Denny (Har) md. Powers (Hon), 11-3. 120: N. Roach (DeK) d. Elmore (Har), 4-2. 126: Northrup (Har) d. Gil (CLS), 2-1. 132: Johnson (DeK) md. Barone (CLS), 18-5. 138: M. Silva (Hon) d. Peters (CLS), 4-3. 145: F. Silva (Hon) p. Milton (Har), 5:16. 152: Benkovich (Hon) d. Kennington (Har), 3-0. 160: DeMoss (Hon) md. Adkins (DeK), 13-6. 170: Jones (Har) d. Flower (Hon), 5-1. 182: Welsh (Hon) p. Pence (CLS), 3:53. 195: G. Hecox (Har) p. Mabry (Hunt), 5:32. 220: K. Hecox (Har) d. Griggel (DC), 5-3. 285: Carlton (Har) d. Phillips (Aub), 5-2. Third place 106: N. Meyer (Hunt) p. Dziedzic (CLS), 4:47. 113: Callahan (CLS) d. Stenger (Hunt), 2-1. 120: Vigil (Hunt) d. Thompson (Jac), 8-7. 126: Ferencz (Jac) d. B. Meyer (Hunt), 4-2 (OT). 132: Pierson (Hon) p. Anthony (Har), 2:23. 138: Messink (Har) tf. J. Walker (Hunt), 17-2. 145: Haris (Jeff) d. Velez (DC) 5-3. 152: Macarus (DeK) d. Schanmier (DC), 4-3. 160: J. Hecox (Har) d. Dorn (CLS), 9-6. 170: Stroh (CLS) d. M. Walker (Hunt), 7-2. 182: Elliott (Har) d. Thompson (Hunt), 3-2. 195: Jacobs (Hon) d. Johnson (DC) 20-13. 220: A. Roach (DeK) p. Mamola (Jac), 3:10. 285: Reader (Hon) p. Marshall (DC), 1:28. *Top three place winners in each weight class advance to Barrington Sectional Feb. 8-9.

GIRLS BOWLING SCHAUMBURG SECTIONAL Top two teams advance Team scores: 1. Lake Park 5,481, 2. Schaumburg 5,478, 3. St. Charles North 5,389, 4. St. Charles East 5,353, 5. DeKalb 5,113, 6. Bartlett 5,097, 7. Sycamore 4,888, 8. Dundee-Crown 4,661, 9. Jacobs 4,608, 10. Huntley 4,521, 11. Larkin 4,474, 12. Streamwood 4,216, 13. Kaneland 4,126, 14. Geneva 3,867, 15. Westminster Christian 3,514, 16. Elgin 3,345, 17. South Elgin 3,248.

WARREN SECTIONAL Top two teams advance Team scores: 1. Lake Zurich 5,244, 2. Grayslake North 5,206, 3. Marengo 5,198, 4. Warren 5,159, 5. Zion-Benton 5,012, 6. Grant 4,948, 7. Stevenson 4,930, 8. McHenry 4,861, 9. Libertyville 4,855, 10. Wauconda 4,846, 11. Vernon Hills 4,723, 12. Lakes 4,691, 13. Woodstock co-op 4,483, 14. Antioch 4,472, 15. Grayslake Central 4,468, 16. Round Lake 4,448, 17. Johnsburg 4,414, 18. North Chicago 3,994. Local teams 3. Marengo (5,198): 6. Anthony 961, 10. Bailey 923, 29. Hanelt 848, 74. Nakoneczny 676, 76. Iverson 642, 95. Baumann 322, 96. Krenzelok 315. 8. McHenry (4,861): 28. McCleavy 853, 34. Watts 831, 38. Kruse 824, 39. A. McClaughrey 818, 54. K. McClaughrey 897. 13. Woodstock co-op (4,483): 15. Busch 908, 31. Zurawski 842, 62. Lindsey-Robbins 829, 88. Stieg 494, 89. Lohmeyer 439, 93. Butenschoen 372, 109. Ciskowski 144. 17. Johnsburg (4,414): 34. Boelter 831, 57. Straulin 885, 72. Cherwin 690, 73. Lara 682, 80. Luszcz 602, 84. Schroeder 563.

BOYS BASKETBALL MARIAN CENTRAL 60 GUERIN PREP 45 MARIAN CENTRAL (60) Schnepf 5 0-1 11, Yuk 0 2-2 2, Lindell 8 4-4 20, Caldez 1 6-6 8, Waytula 3 2-5 8, Lee 1 3-8 5, Haley 0 1-2 1, Buettner 0 1-2 1, Lindquist 1 0-0 2. GUERIN PREP (45) Santiago 2 0-0 6, Rangel 3 0-0 6, Siman 0 4-6 4, Binkowski 2 5-12 9, Wills 1 0-0 2, Byrne 2 0-0 4, Marra 2 1-1 5, Charrelo 0 0-2 0, Kross 3 1-4 7, Caspro 1 0-0 2. Marian Central Guerin Prep

6 15 13 26 – 60 5 13 13 14 – 45

Three-point goals: Marian Central 1 (Schneph). Total fouls: Marian Central 21, Guerin 21. Fouled out: Marra. Technical fouls: Marra.

CARY-GROVE 50 HUNTLEY 44 (OT) HUNTLEY (44) Barreto 0 0-1 0, Ream 2 2-2 6, Zarnow 1 5-7 8, S. Andrews 3 6-8 14, A. Andrews 4 4-5 14, Kaniewski 1 0-0 2, Zobott 0 0-0 0, Brock 0 0-0 0. Totals: 12 17-23 44. CARY-GROVE (50) Leisten 0 0-0 0, Barker 3 0-0 9, Kendeigh 1 0-2 3, Nicholson 4 7-11 15, Jakubicek 9 3-4 21, Lee 0 0-0 0, Smith 0 0-0 0, Glaysher 1 0-0 2, Clemment 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 10-17 50. Huntley Cary-Grove

14 10 5 9 7 – 44 16 4 6 11 13 – 50

Three-point goals: Huntley 2 (S. Andrews 2), Cary-Grove 4 (Barker 3, Kendeigh). Total fouls: Huntley 17, Cary-Grove 14. Fouled out: Ream (H), S. Andrews (H).

ROCKFORD LUTHERAN 52 JOHNSBURG 36 ROCKFORD LUTHERAN (52) McGirk 5 0-1 10, Oppernan 1 0-0 2, Konieczki 7 1-2 16, Rundblade 4 6-8 16, Peck 1 0-0 2, Milani 1 2-4 5, Leslie 0 1-6 1. Totals 19 10-21 52. JOHNSBURG (36) Bazan 0 1-2 1, Ward 2 2-3 6, Chase 0 2-6 2, Poczkalski 0 2-2 2, Landazzi 2 0-0 4, Toussaint 3 1-2 8, Szramek 1 2-2 4, DiTusa 2 0-0 5, Kopystynsky 1 0-0 2. Totals 11 12-19 36. Rockford Lutheran 13 15 8 16 – 52 Johnsburg 10 8 11 7 – 36 Three-point goals: Rockford Lutheran 4 (Rundblade 2, Konieczki, Milani), Johnsburg 2 (DiTusa, Toussaint). Total fouls: Rockford Lutheran 17, Johnsburg 18.

GRAYSLAKE NORTH 66 CRYSTAL LAKE CENTRAL 40 CL CENTRAL (40) Youel 1 0-1 2, Schmitt 2 0-0 4, Ellman 3 2-2 8, Dowell 6 0-0 12, McConnell 7 0-0 14. Totals 19 2-3 40. GRAYSLAKE NORTH (66) Bowen 1 0-0 2, Fish 2 0-1 5, Detweiler 3 0-0 9, Dugan 6 0-0 16, Thibeaux 5 4-6 14, Ludwick 0 1-2 1, Stinner 2 0- 6, Guhl 5 3-3 13. Totals 24 8-12 66. CL Central Grayslake North

8 10 14 8 – 40 16 13 17 20 – 66

Three-point goals: CL Central 0, Grayslake 10 Dugan 4, Detweiler 3, Stinner 2, Fish). Total fouls: CL Central 12, Grayslake North 10.

PRAIRIE RIDGE 45, JACOBS 32 PRAIRIE RIDGE (45) Manarik 1 0-1 2, Neckopulos 2 3-3 7, Gerstbrien 1 0-0 2, Bear 5 0-0 10, Aldridge 4 0-0 8, Drain 8 0-3 16. Totals 21 3-7 45. JACOBS (32) Van Vlierbergen 4 0-0 8, Grady 1 0-1 2, Tamburrino 3 1-2 8, Chapa 0 1-2 1, Berg 2 2-4 6, Mangieri 1 0-1 2, Barnec 1 0-0 2, Bartolai 1 1-2 3. Totals 12 5-14 32. Prairie Ridge Jacobs

6 12 19 8 – 45 6 7 10 9 – 32

Three-point goals: Prairie Ridge 0, Jacobs 1 (Tamburrino). Total fouls: Prairie Ridge 17, Jacobs 11.

CRYSTAL LAKE SOUTH 51 DUNDEE-CROWN 38 CL SOUTH (51) Madoni 2 0-0 4, Oros 0 1-2 1, Nolan 2 3-4 7, Rasmussen 6 1-3 14, Gauger 1 0-0 2, Ellison 0 2-2 2, Clark 7 1-2 15, Del Vecchio 2 1-2 5, Cassiano 0 1-2 1. Totals 20 10-17 51. DUNDEE-CROWN (38) Bartelt 1 0-0 3, Lococo 1 1-2 4, Barker 1 0-0 3, Magsamen 0 5-8 5, Weichmann 0 2-2 2, Baker 1 0-0 2, Laboy 4 3-5 11, Michalski 3 2-2 8. Totals 11 13-19 38. CL South Dundee-Crown

13 11 15 12 – 51 5 10 6 17 – 38

Three-point goals: CL South 1 (Rasmussen), Dundee-Crown 3 (Bartelt, Lococo, Barker). Total fouls: CL South 14, Dundee-Crown 14.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION 38 MARIAN CENTRAL 35 MARIAN CENTRAL (35) Melchionna 1 0-0 2 Koscielniak 4 0-0 8, Wuerger 1 0-0 2, Baumert 4 0-0 9 (1 three), Wuensch 3 2-2 8, Garrelts 3 0-0 6. Totals 16 2-2 35. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (38) Gaudio 4 0-0 8, Radaha 4 3-8 11, Maloney 1 2-2 4, Nesnard 2 0-0 4, Farmer 1 0-0 2, Manion 4 1-2 9. Totals 16 6-12 38. Immaculate C. Marian Central

8 8

8 6

14 8 – 38 9 12 – 35

Three-point field goals: Marian Central 1 (Baumert). Total fouls: Marian 12, IC 8.


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Lori McConville (left) and her daughter, Kate McConville, flip through their business binders in front of the empty storefront in downtown Crystal Lake where they will open Marvin’s Toy Store in April.

Mother, daughter bring toy store to Crystal Lake By BRETT ROWLAND browland@shawmedia.com CRYSTAL LAKE – A mother and daughter are teaming up to bring an imaginative new toy store to downtown Crystal Lake. Marvin’s Toy Store will feature high-quality toys designed to encourage children to use their imagination, owner Lori McConville said. She is working with her daughter, Kate, on the passion project. The store will take up about 1,350 square feet of space at 64-A N. Williams St. The space formerly was occupied by the Downtown Emporium. Marvin’s Toy Store is scheduled to open in April. Lori McConville, a 51-year-old former teacher, dreamed up the store several years ago, but then the recession hit. When plans and financing for the venture came together last summer, she bowed out of the race for a seat on the McHenry County Board. “I knew I couldn’t do both jobs,” she said. “And the prospects for the store kept getting better, so I chose this.” Working with the Small Business Administration, Lori McConville came up with a business plan and her daughter started researching products. Kate McConville, 27, delved into the work. She started with the kinds of toys she would buy her 7-year-old son, Riley. She then researched toymakers, looking for environmentally-friendly companies that produced safe, sustainable toys. Lori McConville said they initially will invest about $60,000 in the store. “With a conservative plan and good products, it can really work,” she said. Marvin’s Toy Store will serve a growing niche of parents and children who want something different. It won’t carry battery-operated toys or play things found at big-box retailers and chain stores. Rather than focus on purely educational toys, Lori McConville will stock

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Marvin, an original character made by Lori McConville (reflection), is the namesake for the upcoming Marvin’s Toy Store, where child-powered toys will be sold. imaginative toys. “Imaginative toys are open-ended,” she said. “These toys allow children to use what they already know and explore what they don’t know.” Offerings will include play kitchen sets and toy trucks from Green Toys Inc. The company’s products are made entirely from recycled plastic – mostly milk jugs – and don’t contain BPA and other chemicals. The store will also sell games, art and science products, and puzzles, building blocks and other toys for children of all ages. Before opening in April, the store will host

several focus groups, made up of children and parents, to try out the toys, Lori McConville said. The store takes its name from Marvin, an elephant character Lori McConville created to welcome young students to school for the first time. In January, the Crystal Lake City Council approved a $10,000 grant for Marvin’s Toy Store as part of its Retailer and Manufacturer Job Creation and Investment programs. Marvin’s Toy Store will have one full-time employee and two part-time employees.

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‘Kiddie tax’ laws offer potential tax savings

Income shifting is the technique of turning higher-taxed income of parents into lower-taxed income of children. A business owner can use the strategy of employing their child to accomplish this shift. In 2013, the standard deduction will be $6,100 for individual taxpayers. A dependent child can earn this amount before being subject to federal income tax. This can potentially reduce the income passed along to the parent. Depending on the tax rate, federal income tax savings could be up to $2,415.60 for a parent in the 39.6 percent bracket. If earnings are higher than $6,100, additional taxes are saved by being taxed at the child’s lower marginal rate of 10 percent for the first $8,925 of additional income vs. the marginal rate of the parent. A parent in the 39.6 percent bracket pays $39.60 for each $100 of additional income, where a child in the 10 percent bracket pays only $10

for each $100 of additional income. The work needs to be legitimate and the child has to be paid a reasonable salary for the type of labor performed. For the state of Illinois, the savings are not as straight forward. A dependent child can earn up to $2,050 before being taxed. There would be a $102.50 savings for employing the child rather than having this income pass through to the parent. If the dependent child earns more than $2,050, the child will not be allowed an exemption. Illinois will tax the entire amount the child earns at 5 percent, the same rate the parent would be taxed at. Favorable payroll tax rules may also apply. If a child is employed by a parent in an unincorporated business, a child under the age of 18 is exempt from FICA taxes and a child under age 21 is exempt from FUTA taxes. Depending on the type of retire-

8FACES & PLACES

DAVE SAYS Dave Ramsey

Marshall makes partner at Crystal Lake law firm

Setting up the kid’s insurance Dear Dave, I’m divorced and have a teenager who will be driving soon. What would be the best way to set up insurance for the child?

–฀Mike

Dear Mike, I suppose a break-up does change the dynamic somewhat, but with my kids I simply left the car in my name and paid the extra insurance cost for a little while. For me, still being in control of the car as a dad outweighed the additional money I was paying in premiums. Having a minor child running around in the world with his or her name on a car title is not a good plan. Then, when they turned 18, I put each of their cars into their names. This, of course, was dependent on them behaving and acting responsibly. They were legally liable at that age, too. I’m sure the insurance costs went up, but at that point the financial risk and liability factors were on them, not me. In this kind of situation, especially because there’s more of a potential for disagreements, I think฀I’d฀do฀it฀that฀way.฀Just฀put฀it฀ in your name for now, especially if you’re putting money toward the purchase of a vehicle.

– Dave

Dear Dave, My฀employer฀recently฀stopped฀ matching my 401(k) contributions. Together, my husband and I make about฀$100,000฀a฀year.฀Should฀I฀ continue to invest in this option, or should I put money into an IRA?

– Linda

Dear Linda, If possible, I would put 100 percent of my retirement savings into a Roth IRA with good, growth stock mutual funds before messing with a non-matching 401(k). But remember, my goal if you follow the Baby฀Steps฀is฀to฀be฀debt-free฀except฀ for your home, and have an emergency fund of three to six months of expenses, before you begin setting aside for retirement. These are the steps that allow you to be prepared for emergencies and free up your largest wealth-building tool, which is your income. With your income, both you and your husband could open Roth IRAs and contribute $5,500 each in 2013. That’s a total of $11,000 toward retirement next year, and it’s only 11 percent of your income. With this in mind, I’d advise going ahead with your 401(k)s after your Roth IRAs are in place. That would flesh out the remaining four percent and give you guys 15 percent of your income going toward retirement!

– Dave •฀Dave฀Ramsey฀is฀America’s฀ trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored four New York Times best-selling books: “Financial฀Peace,”฀“More฀Than฀Enough,”฀ “The฀Total฀Money฀Makeover”฀ and “EntreLeadership.” The Dave Ramsey฀Show฀is฀heard฀by฀more฀ than 6 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey฀and฀on฀the฀web฀at฀ daveramsey.com.

CRYSTAL LAKE – Tamara Marshall has become a partner in the Crystal Lake-based law firm of Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin, P.C. Marshall joined the firm as a litigation associate in 2006. Her practice has evolved to focus primarily in the areas of family law/domestic relations, but she continues to practice in other areas of litigation. In 2009, Marshall became a collaborative divorce law practitioner to enhance the options she is able to offer her clients in all aspects of her family law practice, including dissolution of civil unions as well as paternity matters. Collaborative Law uses cooperative methods, rather than adversarial techniques and litigation, to resolve the legal issues associated with domestic relations disputes thereby saving her clients time and money. Before becoming an associate at Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin, Marshall was an assistant public defender for Lake County. Prior to that, she was a flight attendant for American Airlines. While attending the Northern Illinois University College of Law, she served as lead articles editor for the Law Review. After graduating from law school

8CALENDAR Tuesday, Feb. 5 • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake Business Network, Algonquin Bank & Trust, 4049 West Algonquin Road, Algonquin. Information: Laura Sinnaeve, 847-204-4899. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake chamber’s Referral Exchange Network, Exemplar Financial Network, 413 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Information: Kevin Bruning, 815-455-3000. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake chamber’s Business 2 Business Network, Benedict’s La Strata, 40 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Information: Mike Daniele, 815-356-2126.

Wednesday, Feb. 6 • 7 to 8:30 a.m.: Woodstock LeTip, Vaughan’s Restaurant, 790 S. Eastwood Drive, Woodstock. Information: Richard Toepper, 815-338-9900. • 7 a.m.: McHenry County LeTip, Brunch Café, 414 S. Rt. 31, McHenry. Information: matthew.wruck@countryfinancial.com. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake Referral Network, Colonial Café, 5689 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake. Information: Holly Emrich, 815-382-1899. • 8 a.m.: Cary Grove Referral Network, Cary Bank & Trust, 60 E. Main St., Cary. Information: Shirley Rochford, 847-341-4104. • 8 a.m.: Lighthouse Business Networking, St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, 8901 Cary-Algonquin Road, Cary. Information: Richard Sansone, 847-516-0433; Steve Randahl, 847769-6285.

Thursday, Feb. 7 • 7:45 a.m.: Power Partners of Cary Grove, Century 21/Sketchbook 20 Northwest Hwy., Cary. Information: Ryan Fain, 815-353-8600. • 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Chamber “Shop In’ at Red Mango, 1114 S. Green St., McHenry. • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: McHenry chamber Young Professionals meeting, Firewood Grille, 2314 W. Route 120,

ACCOUNTING Michael Flood ment plan the business has and eligibility requirements, the child may be eligible for retirement benefits. An additional savings strategy is the child making after tax contributions to a Roth IRA account. There is a tremendous advantage of starting at a young age, and letting the income grow tax free in this type of after-tax account. Another benefit is that compensation received for personal services performed is not subject to the “kiddie tax” rules. When a child has interest, dividend, and other investment income, the child might be subject to a “kiddie tax.” This tax is for children who have investment income in excess of $2,000 for 2013. Essentially, amounts

Magna Cum Laude in 2002, Marshall was admitted to the Illinois Bar the same year. Tamara grew up in southern California and is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. Marshall has been living in the Chicago area since 1992. Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin, P.C. is a full-service law firm with nine attorneys, two paralegals, and a support staff.

‘Broker Dave’ joins Century 21 Roberts & Andrews McHENRY – Dave Gelwicks has joined Century 21 Roberts & Andrews at its McHenry office. Gelwicks has more 30 years of experience in the field and most recently worked for Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell. “We are so pleased to announce that Broker Dave has joined our team,” said Patti Kremser, who manages Century 21 Roberts & Andrews. “We believe his experience will greatly enhance the services we provide to our commercial customers throughout McHenry county.” Gelwicks brings a wealth of experience in all areas of commercial real estate – land development, retail, office and industrial properties for lease and sale – to the company’s commercial division.

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Friday, Feb. 8 • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Lunch Time Mixer at Blooms & Rooms Design Studio, 3301 W. Elm St., McHenry.

in excess of this are taxed at the parents’ higher marginal tax rates. A child may be subject to the “kiddie tax,” in 2013 if investment income is greater than $2,000 ($1,900 for 2012) and any of the following are true: 1. The child is either under the age of 18 at the end of the tax year 2. The child is 18 and earned income is less than 50 percent of amounts spent for the child’s food, lodging, clothing, education, medical care, recreation, transportation and similar necessities 3. The child is age 19-23, a full time student, and earned income is less than 50 percent of amounts spent for support as noted above. The rules do not apply if the child is married and files a joint return or if he or she does not have at least one living parent at the end of the year. The basics of the “kiddie tax” are that a child’s investment income is

The Century 21 commercial program integrates targeted national print advertising, a proprietary commercial real estate training program, and comprehensive technology initiatives.

Eder, Casella & Co. names Juergensen partner McHENRY – Eder, Casella & Co., Certified Public Accountants recenlty promoted Cheryden Juergensen to partner. She is responsible for managing the firm’s audit practice, which includes governmental, nonprofit and business audits. “Cheryden’s promotion to partner reflects the respect and confidence of her colleagues at Eder, Casella & Co. and the clients she serves,” said John Eder, the firm’s managing partner. “We are thrilled Cheryden to promote her to this Juergensen important position.” Juergensen, 36, joined the company in 2002 as a staff accountant and quickly rose to senior accountant, supervisor, and manager positions. Juergensen received a bachelor’s degree from Trinity International University in accounting/management. She is a certified public accountant

chamber office, 1257 N. Green St., McHenry. Free. Information: 815-3854300 or www.mchenrychamber.com • 5 to 6:15 p.m.: Discover the McHenry Area Chamber Orientation, McHenry chamber office.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Thursday, Feb. 14

• 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake Business Network, Algonquin Bank & Trust, 4049 West Algonquin Road, Algonquin. Information: Laura Sinnaeve, 847-204-4899. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake chamber’s Referral Exchange Network, Exemplar Financial Network, 413 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Information: Kevin Bruning, 815-455-3000. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake chamber’s Business 2 Business Network, Benedict’s La Strata, 40 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Information: Mike Daniele, 815-356-2126. • 5 to 7 p.m.: Multi-chamber mixer at On Angel’s Wings, 5186 Northwest Hwy., Ste. 133, Crystal Lake

• 7:45 a.m.: Power Partners of Cary Grove, Century 21/Sketchbook 20 Northwest Hwy., Cary. Information: Ryan Fain, 815-353-8600.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 7 to 8:30 a.m.: Woodstock LeTip, Vaughan’s Restaurant, 790 S. Eastwood Drive, Woodstock. Information: Richard Toepper, 815-338-9900. • 7 a.m.: McHenry County LeTip, Brunch Café, 414 S. Rt. 31, McHenry. Information: matthew.wruck@countryfinancial.com. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake Referral Network, Colonial Café, 5689 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake. Information: Holly Emrich, 815-382-1899. • 8 a.m.: Cary Grove Referral Network, Cary Bank & Trust, 60 E. Main St., Cary. Information: Shirley Rochford, 847-341-4104. • 8 a.m.: Lighthouse Business Networking, St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, 8901 Cary-Algonquin Road, Cary. Information: Richard Sansone, 847-516-0433; Steve Randahl, 847769-6285. • Noon to 1 p.m.: “Organics 101” Bring Your Lunch N’ Learn, McHenry

Saturday, Feb. 16 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: “Life is a Journey” Expo, McHenry High School West Campus, 4724 W. Crystal Lake Road, McHenry.

Tuesday, Feb. 19 • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake Business Network, Algonquin Bank & Trust, 4049 West Algonquin Road, Algonquin. Information: Laura Sinnaeve, 847-204-4899. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake chamber’s Referral Exchange Network, Exemplar Financial Network, 413 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Information: Kevin Bruning, 815-455-3000. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake chamber’s Business 2 Business Network, Benedict’s La Strata, 40 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Information: Mike Daniele, 815-356-2126. • 5: to 7 p.m.: Imagetec mixer, 4509 Prime Parkway, McHenry.

Wednesday, Feb. 20 • 7 to 8:30 a.m.: Woodstock LeTip, Vaughan’s Restaurant, 790 S. Eastwood Drive, Woodstock. Information: Richard Toepper, 815-338-9900. • 7 a.m.: McHenry County LeTip, Brunch Café, 414 S. Rt. 31, McHenry. Information: matthew.wruck@countryfinancial.com. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake Referral Network, Colonial Café, 5689 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake. Information: Holly Emrich, 815-382-1899. • 8 a.m.: Cary Grove Referral

reduced by a $1,000 standard deduction. Remaining income up to $1,000 is taxed at the child’s marginal rate with any in excess taxed at the parent’s marginal tax rate. The “kiddie tax” rules make it difficult to transfer investment income to children, but slight savings can still be achieved on the first $2,000 of income transferred. It is also important to note that the parent must transfer ownership of the asset generating the income. A parent cannot assign only the interest or dividends on an account to a child. The ownership of the account needs to be transferred to the child. Consult your tax advisor for how these strategies would apply to your individual tax situation.

•฀Michael฀J.฀Flood,฀CPA,฀MST฀is฀ a partner with Caufield & Flood in Crystal Lake. He can be reached at 815-455-9538,฀Michaelf@cfcpas.com฀or฀ through฀the฀website฀CFCPAS.com.

and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Illinois CPA Society. She is also a member in the Rotary Club of McHenry, where she serves as the treasurer. Eder, Casella & Co. is the largest accounting firm in McHenry County, specializing in audit, accounting, payroll, consulting and tax services for small businesses, local governments, not for profit organizations, and individuals.

Janine Kerin joins Home State Bank in Crystal Lake CRYSTAL LAKE – Janine Kerin has joined Home State Bank as marketing coordinator and senior class club director. “Janine has been a longtime resident of McHenry County and her extensive sales and marketing experience, along with her friendly and enthusiastic demeanor, will be a great fit and asset to our team of community Janine Kerin bankers,” Executive Vice President Robert Cormier Jr. said. Home State Bank’s Senior Class Club has more than 2,200 members and offers free monthly movie, special day trips and travel tours around the globe, as well as personal banking and financial services.

Network, Cary Bank & Trust, 60 E. Main St., Cary. Information: Shirley Rochford, 847-341-4104. • 8 a.m.: Lighthouse Business Networking, St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, 8901 Cary-Algonquin Road, Cary. Information: Richard Sansone, 847-516-0433; Steve Randahl, 847769-6285.

Thursday, Feb. 21 • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.: “HR for Business in 3 Easy Steps” Breakfast N’ Learn, McHenry chamber office. Free breakfast at 7 a.m. • 7:45 a.m.: Power Partners of Cary Grove, Century 21/Sketchbook 20 Northwest Hwy., Cary. Information: Ryan Fain, 815-353-8600. • Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Fox River Grove Business Roundtable at Fox River Grove Village Hall, 305 Illinois St., Fox River Grove. Guest speaker will be Village President Bob Nunamaker. Cost is $15. Reservations: 847-639-2800. • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: McHenry chamber Young Professionals meeting, Halftime Pizza & Ribs, 2405 W. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg.

Friday, Feb. 22 • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.: “Cultivating Power Teams” Networking Extravaganza, McHenry chamber office.

Saturday, Feb. 23 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Community Showcase and Indoor Farmers Market at Cary-Grove High School, 2208 Three Oaks Road, Cary. • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Huntley Chamber Home & Business Expo, Marlowe Middle School, 9625 Haligus Road, Lake in the Hills.

Sunday, Feb. 24 • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Huntley Chamber Home & Business Expo, Marlowe Middle School, 9625 Haligus Road, Lake in the Hills. Information: www. huntleychamber.org.


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Indiana man’s passion for vintage campers pays off By CARSON GERBER Kokomo Tribune

PERU, Ind. – Dan Piper says he has an incurable disease. He calls it “silver fever.” The main symptom? The 54-year-old Piper said it’s the obsessive urge to collect shiny, metallic vintage camping trailers. He first caught the bug in his late 20s, when he purchased a small, beat-up 1960s Shasta trailer for around $200. He patched up the leaky roof, made some other repairs and started camping in it. After that, Piper said the silver-fever obsession took its full effect. “At the time, I thought I was the only old-trailer nut out there,” he told the Kokomo Tribune. “I thought there was something wrong with me. I was crazy. But once I started looking on the Internet, I realized there’s a lot of us trailer nuts out there.” That realization led Piper to found Vintage Campers – a 16-year-old business just south of Peru that buys, sells, restores and repairs old campers for vintage aficionados all across the country, and even all over the world. Piper said his business deals almost exclusively in 1960s-or-older campers, like the iconic Airstream, and the dealership is really the only one of its kind anywhere in the Midwest. You’d have to travel to New York or California to find something similar, he said. They do full restoration work on old campers, sell a slew of original parts, and have shipped vintage trailers to places as far away as France, Germany and Japan. “It’s a very niche market, and without the Internet we wouldn’t exist,” he said, noting about 90 percent of his business is done online. “But through it, we can reach the world. ... It’s amazing. It’s crazy.” In fact, Vintage Campers is such a rarity that it recently

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Dan Piper, owner of Vintage Campers in Peru, Ind., sits on one of the vintage campers where they are displayed in his yard in Peru. The 54-year-old Piper said he has “Silver Fever,” the obsessive urge to collect shiny, metallic vintage camping trailers. caught the attention of cable station HGTV, which spent a day last year filming his collection for an upcoming TV show on vintage campers and the unique subculture that surrounds them. It’s not the first time the business has attracted media attention. Ten years ago, Piper said he sold two trailers to a film company to use in the 2003 movie “Big Fish,” starring actors Danny DeVito and Ewan McGregor. He also rents them out to companies who want to use antique campers in TV commercials. But you probably wouldn’t guess about Vintage Campers’ national acclaim just by driving by it. Piper runs his business

out of the old Miami County Home, 2574 S. Strawtown Pike, that used to house the county’s poor and destitute. Now the rooms inside the mansion-sized building are packed with old toilets, handles, sinks, doors, windows and piles of small, obscure vintage camper parts. Outside in a large open field, rows upon rows of metallic trailers glint in the sun. Near the house, an old beatup Airstream serves as a cozy home for Piper’s dogs. Other trailers are packed with various supplies for the business. Although Piper said there’s always been a market for antique trailers, he said it’s really picked up in the last few years as retro-themed 1950s

stuff has become more mainstream. Just last year, he said he’s noticed vintage trailers in commercials for McDonald’s and Progressive Insurance. “It’s a growing market, and it’s really growing fast,” he said. Now, after eight years as a full-time dealership, Piper said they sell about 25 units a year and ship out around five packages of vintage trailer parts every day. They’re currently working on restoring a 1960s camper a man shipped to them from West Virginia. He said they’ve received so many repair orders that they’re about six months behind. But when it comes to actual customers stopping by in

Peru, Piper said during a good week they’ll only see three or four people. It may be pointless to question why Piper loves vintage trailers so much. After all, who can know the reasons of the heart? But Piper said he does have his reasons. “The stuff that they build now, they slap it together pretty quick,” he said. “They’re more concerned about quantity than quality. I deal in ... riveted-constructed trailers. So they’re not just old – they’re the old ones that are built like airplanes. They’re so much more durable.” Then Piper said there’s the aesthetic appeal. “They’re just a cool-look-

ing rig, whether you’re driving down the highway or pulling into a campground,” he said. Although Piper obviously aims to make a living dealing in vintage campers, he said at his core he’s not a businessman – he’s a collector. In the lot outside the house sit 15 trailers – ranging from a long, slender 1947 Curtis Wright Model 5 to a boxy 1964 Liberty – that make up Piper’s personal collection. He said these aren’t for sale, just his personal enjoyment. “I love to go out and find the trailers,” he said. “That’s the fun part of the business. Restoring and working on them – that feels too much like work to me.”


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Huntley Chamber lauds dedicated members The Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner Jan. 26 in the Drendel Ballroom at the Sun City Prairie Lodge. Our 2013 board of directors and officers were introduced at the event. They are: Chairwoman Carol DeFiore, DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral Home; Vice Chair Brenda Slavik, Re/Max Unlimited Northwest Commercial Division; Secretary David Novalinski Sr., About Your Home Inspection Inc.; Treasurer Janet Sisson, Castle Bank; and Past Chair Dave Veath, First Congregational Church. They are joined by members Bernice Bakley, Huntley Travel; Deb Bratthauer, Advanced Office Services; Sheldon Clark, Edward Jones & Co.; Sara Mitchell,

CHAMBER NEWS Rita Slawek Century 21 New Heritage; Pam Morton, BMO Harris Bank N.A.; Danette Santana, Centegra Health System; Renee Swanson, Heritage Woods of Huntley; and John Voelz, Healthy Habits Internal Medicine. The chamber gave awards to recognize outstanding efforts of our members in 2012. The Chairman’s Award went to Jim Henley, BMO Harris Bank N.A. The Ready, Willing & Able Award was given to Nancy Topalovich, American Community Bank & Trust. Bernice Bakley, Huntley Travel, earned the Chamber

Referrals Award. Al and Alice Jordi, Huntley Senior Citizens, claimed the Exceptional Attendance Award. And the Past Chairman’s Gavel Award was given to Dave Veath for his dedication to the chamber. Photos of the event are at www.huntleychamber.org. A members-only meeting will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday. The February General Membership Meeting is at Sponsor’s Bar & Grill, 10400 N. Route 47, Huntley. Our program will be on the Huntley Chamber Expo Review. Huntley Chamber members will celebrate the February Chamber MultiMember Mixer with Holiday Inn Express & Suites and Brunswick Zone XL from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Holiday

Inn Express & Suites, 2595 Bunker Hill Drive in Algonquin. Bring your business cards and be sure to come for good food and good networking opportunities. There will be a Chamber Orientation Meeting to learn about the perks of membership from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Huntley Chamber Office, on the square, 11704 Coral St. in Huntley. This meeting is open to members and prospective members. It will provide an overview of what the Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce has to offer. There also will be a presentation on how to maximize your presence on the chamber’s website. RSVP by calling 847-669-0166. Don’t forget to reserve

your booth for the 2013 Huntley Chamber Home & Business Expo. We only have 10 booths left. The Huntley Chamber Home & Business Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 24. It will be held again this year at Marlowe Middle School, 9625 Haligus Road, Lake in the Hills. The corporate sponsor is Centegra Health System. The grand prize is six tickets to see the Chicago Cubs play the Milwaukee Brewers on April 20 in Milwaukee with a round-trip transportation by limousine. The prize is worth more than $1,050 and includes a tailgate party, food and drinks during the game and Cubs gear. The prize is sponsored

by Route 47 Taxi, Huntley Travel, DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral & Cremation Service, Pet Vet Animal Clinic & Mobile, Committee to Elect Nick Hanson, Edward Jones & Co./Sheldon Clark and In Sync Systems Inc. This year, the Expo Café will return. New this year will be Furrever Friends, a petting booth with adoption options and therapy pets. It is sponsored by Pet Vet Animal Clinic & Mobile Visit www.huntleychamber.org to see more highlights, booth availability, floor plan layout and registration form.

•฀Rita฀Slawek฀is฀president฀ and CEO of the Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at 847669-0166.

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Sing along: Do you believe in magic? Music. Magic. They are separated by only two letters of the alphabet, but the connection between them is even stronger and more mystical than that. The performance of Lazaro Arbos on “American Idol” is proof of that, if it is proof you are looking for. Arbos is a young Cuban man from Naples, Fla. He has suffered since childhood from a stutter so debilitating that communication is virtually impossible. Schoolmates refused to play with him as a child because they could not understand what he was trying to say. But when he sings, the words flow effortlessly from him. The American Idol judges were moved to tears by his triumph when he sang a perfect rendition of “Like a Bridge over Troubled Waters,” even though he had been unable to find the words to speak the title of the song he was about to sing. They passed him on to the next round of performance without a second thought, astounded that something as simple as a song could conquer a disability as debilitating as a lifelong stutter. Because it is music, and music is magic. But I don’t have to watch reality TV to know the magic of music. I can turn the TV off, turn to my wife, and see the magic in real life. Since her stroke in 2010, my wife has been robbed of speech. She cannot generate a single word. Not “Yes.” Not “No.” Not even her name, if you would ask it of her. But when our grandchildren have a birthday, she sings “Happy Birthday” to them as clearly as a crystal bell ringing in a still cathedral. In the car, when a favorite Jimmy Buffett or Beatles song comes on, we belt it out together. Every day, as we take our roll ‘n stroll through the neighborhood, we sing

our favorite silly song to each other – a Hamm’s beer commercial about “the land of sky-blue waters” that we grew up listening to in Chicago as we watched the Cubs play ball. She doesn’t miss a word. And then, when the music falls silent, so too does the conversation. Because when the music stops, so too does the magic that allows my wife to break through the barriers that ban her from crafting thoughts into words. Scientists explain that language resides in a portion of the left hemisphere of the brain. When damage occurs to that hemisphere – as it did with my wife’s stroke, or as it might occur in a person who stutters – language is affected, or even disrupted utterly. Music, however, is processed in the right hemisphere of the brain. But since much of music is also lyrical – and because language is rhythmic – there is a small language component that is stored in the portion of the brain devoted to music. When the rhythms of music and language are forged together, the connection is seamless. Allowing a stutterer – or a stroke victim – to sing without a hitch. As a musician of advancing age, I can attest to the validity of that phenomenon. I have performed hundreds of times in front of audiences, but because I don’t always trust my aging memory, I often rely on a music stand with lyrics in easy reach of my eyes. There is nothing more embarrassing than getting halfway through a song and forgetting the next verse. When I close my eyes and trust to my musical memory, the lyrics usually go just fine. But if I cheat and take a glance at the words on the music stand, all bets are off. I can almost feel the lyrical right-brain synapses slamming shut, the neon signs in that hemisphere flashing “This lane closed,” and my throat clenching on the next word as traffic is shifted back to the left side, devoted to speech. For the rest of

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SAGE ADVICE Rich, peppery herb can transcend the holidays By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press It’s hard to not love an ingredient that loves fat. And that’s exactly what sage does – it partners perfectly with foods rich in oils and fats. That’s why it is so common in hearty holiday foods. Actually, that’s part of sage’s problem, and why it has a relatively low profile in American cooking compared with other savory herbs, such as basil and oregano. While we think of all manner of uses for other herbs in all seasons, we tend to pigeonhole sage as a Thanksgiving herb suited mostly for stuffing and turkey. But the richly peppery-rosemary flavor of fresh sage can more than earn its keep all year. You just need to know how to use it. Add a few fresh sage leaves to your next grilled cheddar sandwich. Or toss fresh sage into caramelized onions, then use them to top a pizza with gouda or into a bun with a grilled sausage. But it’s also a natural with butterdrenched pasta.

Fried Sage and Parmesan Penne Start to finish: 20 minutes Servings: 4

1 pound penne pasta 1 egg 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour Salt and ground black pepper

12 large fresh sage leaves 4 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup pine nuts 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking water, then drain the pasta, return it to the pot, cover and set aside. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, lightly beat the egg. Place the flour in a second bowl, then mix a bit of salt and pepper into it. One at a time, dunk each sage leaf first in the egg, then in then in the flour. Shake off any excess flour, then set aside. In a small skillet over medium-high, melt the butter. When it just starts to bubble, add the sage leaves and fry for 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until lightly browned. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Add the pine nuts to the skillet and toast in the butter that remains in the pan for 1 minute. Drizzle the butter and pine nuts over the cooked pasta. Sprinkle in the Parmesan and use tongs to toss until melted. While tossing, drizzle in just enough of the reserved pasta cooking water to create a thick sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Divide between serving plates, then top each portion with fried sage leaves.

Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 730 calories; 250 calories from fat (34 percent of total calories); 28 g fat (12 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 95 mg cholesterol; 90 g carbohydrate; 31 g protein; 4 g fiber; 650 mg sodium.

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Young yo-yoer competes statewide Crystal Lake student wins 4th place By JAMI KUNZER jkunzer@shawmedia.com Spotted yo-yoing in a crowd, Lars Burke was asked to entertain last spring during a break at a Karaoke Idol contest in Woodstock. With that, a yo-yo artist was born. The 11-year-old Crystal Lake boy has gone on to win various talent competitions, including a fourth-place finish in January at a statewide talent contest, and hopes to one day be named the best yo-yoer in the world. “You have to keep your mind dedicated to what you’re doing,” he said. “With enough practice, you’ll get it done.” A Star 105.5 employee first spotted Lars at a Karaoke contest the radio station hosted. Asked to entertain briefly, Lars quickly discovered his passion. “I had tons of fun,” said Lars, a fifth-grader at West Elementary School in Crystal Lake. From then on, he practiced. And practiced some more. He watched YouTube videos until he found the tricks he wanted to do, and then he replayed them. “He’ll keep working until he gets it,” said his mother, Monica Skylling. In June, he competed in and won the Harvard Milk Days talent competition. He used his winnings to buy a nicer yo-yo. And then in August, he tried out for the McHenry County fair competition but did not make the Top 8. So he practiced throughout the week and took on the Boone County

Fair the next weekend. Out of 19 acts, he came in second place. Because the first place winners couldn’t compete in a statewide competition in Springfield, Lars was asked to go to represent Boone County. Out of 76 acts at the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs talent competition, Lars won fourth place. His goal was simply to make the Top 10. “When I got on stage, I was really happy because I was finally here. This is it. It’s all or nothing,” Lars remembered of the competition. “I’m yoyoing and I’m having a great time, and there was so much audience interaction. Everyone loved it.” He now hopes to compete in the Illinois State Yo-Yo Contest later this year and eventually go on to the World Yo-Yo Contest. He only just picked up a yo-yo early last year when a classmate introduced him to it. “I started yo-yoing with a group of kids to a point where I was the only one left yoyoing,” he said. “it’s fun, and I can’t really explain my amusement of it. Some people in my class, they’re just like, ‘That’s so boring. I can only go down and up.’ But with enough practice and a good yo-yo, you can do these crazy tricks.” His mother credits Star 105.5 for her son’s ambition. “That spur of the moment offer for Lars to yo-yo by Star 105.5 certainly changed the course of the past year for him, and may have even given him the confidence to change his life,” she said.

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There will be a winner and a loser every Super Bowl Sunday. But at the “Puppy Bowl,” it’s always a win for animal shelters. The show provides national exposure to the shelters across the country that provide the puppy athletes and the kittens that star in the halftime show, and introduces viewers to the different breeds and animals that need homes, animal workers say. Many shelters see bumps in visits from viewers who are inspired to adopt a pet. “It raises awareness for our shelter and others that take part,” said Madeline Bernstein, president and CEO of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles. “It shows dogs in a happy, playful, fun way, which makes people think, ‘Gee, I could play with a dog, too.’ You hope it will also stimulate adoptions, and if not, at least a positive attitude toward dogs, rather than they are just hairy and smelly.” The “Puppy Bowl,” an annual two-hour TV special that mimics a football game with canine players, made its debut eight years ago on Animal Planet. Dogs score touchdowns on a 10-by-19-foot gridiron carpet when they cross the goal line with a toy. There is a Most Valuable Pup award, a water bowl cam, a new lipstick cam (it’s in the lips of the toys), slow-motion cameras, hedgehog referees, a puppy hot tub and a blimp with a crew of hamsters. Bios on each puppy player flash across the screen during close-ups of the action, let-

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Dogs play on the field during “Puppy Bowl IX” in New York. The “Puppy Bowl,” an annual two-hour TV special that mimics a football game with canine players, made its debut eight years ago on Animal Planet. ting viewers know how to find each animal for adoption. Most of the puppies, however, are usually adopted by airtime since the show is filmed months ahead, said executive producer Melinda Toporoff, who is working on her fifth “Puppy Bowl.” But Bernstein said the point is to show that animals just like the ones on the show can be found at any shelter at any time. “A lot of people have come in during the last year and said, ‘I want a dog just like Fumble,’ ” she said, refer-

ring to spcaLA’s player entry in “Puppy Bowl VIII” who earned the game’s Most Valuable Pup crown. About 300 puppies and kittens have been featured on “Puppy Bowl” over the past decade, according to Petfinder.com, the country’s largest online pet adoption database that helps cast the show’s animal stars. “Shelters and rescues are at capacity, and pet adoption is the responsible way to add to your family,” said Sara Kent, who oversees outreach to the 14,000 shelters and

rescues that Petfinder works with. The inaugural “Puppy Bowl,” which was promoted as an alternative to the Super Bowl, had 22 puppies and was watched by nearly 6 million viewers. Nearly 9 million tuned in last year and another 1.4 million watched via video streams, Toporoff said. Today’s “Puppy Bowl IX” will feature 84 animals, including 21 kittens from a New York shelter for the halftime show, and 63 puppies from 23 shelters. Only four of the puppies

have yet to find new homes, Toporoff said. They include Tyson, Daphne and Sacha – three pit bull mixes from the Pitter Patter Animal Rescue in Silver Lake, Wis., – and Jenny, a terrier mix from the Pitty Love Rescue in Rochester, N.Y. “I don’t know if there’s any bigger forum for getting something out on adoption. We make sure the message gets out there. We make clear that these dogs need homes and that all animals have come to us during the adoption process,” Toporoff said.

MORE THAN CANINES: Puppy Bowl has something for cat-lovers, too. Kittens get the spotlight during the kitty half time show. Hamsters man a blimp that catches the action, and for the first time this year, the match will be refereed by hedgehogs. Find profiles of all of today’s participants at http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/puppy-bowl.

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NEW RELEASES “Little Elvises” (Soho Press), by Timothy Hallinan What it’s about: Junior is in a fix. An L.A.P.D. detective is going to frame Junior for invading a judge’s house, pistol-whipping his honor’s wife and stealing their jade collection unless Junior finds a way to get the cop’s elderly uncle out of a murder rap. Verdict: The first book in the series, “Crashed” (2012), was great fun. “Little Elvises,” is even better, with an intricate high-stakes plot, a compelling subplot and heart-pounding suspense. – The Associated Press

“The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War” (Minotaur Books), by Daniel Stashower What it’s about: Allan Pinkerton and his renowned team of detectives have uncovered a plot to assassinate Lincoln before he arrives for his inauguration. They try to convince Lincoln’s advisers of the threat, but they refuse to believe the danger is real. Verdict: The narrative reads like the best political thriller. The story proves to be a great addition for fans of great books of history. – The Associated Press

“Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales” (Picador), by Yoko Ogawa, translated by Stephen Snyder What it’s about: In Yoko Ogawa’s story collection, ordinary exteriors are merely brittle shells that crack open to reveal darkness, death and despair. Woven through the 11 interconnected tales is a thread of the grotesque, the macabre, the mournful. Verdict: Ogawa’s haunting prose may not be to everyone’s taste, but readers willing to explore the murkier edges of the human psyche will not be disappointed. – The Associated Press

“Insane City” (Putnam), by Dave Barry What it’s about: In a story reminiscent of “The Hangover” films, Seth is marrying a woman who is dropdead gorgeous, and his buddies have the ultimate bachelor party planned. Verdict: Barry obviously wrote “Insane City” as a means of delivering jokes, and sometimes the humor sacrifices the characters. But the novel is designed for laughs, and it’s hysterical. – The Associated Press

8LITERARY NEWS New Salinger book, film NEW YORK – A new J.D. Salinger film and biography are being billed as an unprecedented look into the mysterious life of the author of “The Catcher In the Rye.” Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday it had acquired “The Private War of J.D. Salinger,” an oral biography compiled by author David Shields and filmmakerscreenwriter Shane Salerno. Salinger’s own books have been

published by Little, Brown and Co. Salerno has been working for several years on his documentary, which PBS will air next January for the 200th of its “American Masters” series. According to Simon & Schuster, the book and film draw upon interviews “with over 150 sources who either worked directly with author J.D. Salinger, had a personal relationship with him, or were influenced by his work.”

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I’ve received a lot of questions and concerns lately about whether a person living with a chemically dependent spouse should stay in the marriage. Of course, there’s any number of extenuating circumstances, all individual, all different and all valid. So let me speak about฀divorce฀(the฀D฀word)฀ from a slightly different angle. Divorce฀may฀become฀a฀ viable option under some circumstances, but it will never solve the problem. Leaving your alcoholic husband or

wife may become necessary for your emotional and sometimes physical survival, but it will not answer the question of how you got there in the first place or how you’re going to avoid going there again. Those questions can be answered only by starting a process of personal change. A฀young฀woman,฀“Diane”฀ was married for 12 years to “Don”฀and฀had฀two฀young฀ children.฀Don฀drank฀and฀ smoked pot daily. They fought bitterly about money, the kids, intimacy, employment, dishes, cars, Kleenex,

ink spots, unmade beds, the weather ad nauseum. Diane฀and฀Don฀were฀both฀ intensely unhappy, each blaming the other for their unhappiness.฀Don฀contended฀ his drinking and drug use was฀because฀of฀Diane’s฀ withdrawal and anger toward him.฀Diane฀contended฀that฀ her depression was because of his drinking. Both demanded that the other change but strongly doubted the possibility. Diane฀decided฀to฀divorce฀ Don,฀and฀in฀the฀process฀of฀ counseling, it was discov-

ered she had been a drinker herself many years before. In fact, she had attended AA. Part of her unhappiness was her chronic need to control and her misunderstanding of Don’s฀disease฀because฀of฀her฀ own฀issues฀with฀it.฀Don,฀for฀ his part, was self-righteous, blaming and immature, a package that landed him in a bottle and a bag almost every day. His pride prevented him from seeing his own problems. Is divorce the answer for Diane฀and฀Don?฀My฀opinion฀ is someone needs to be the

grownup. Someone needs to take a hard look at themselves and start the process of recovery. Once looking at things through cleaner glasses, that person can make better decisions in the best interest of the family. Can people really change? Yes, but the changes are likely not to be the easily predictable ones and likely not in the expected manner or time.

•฀Rick฀Atwater฀is฀a฀licensed฀ clinical professional counselor.

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Marengo’s Josh Latina will jump into Lake Michigan 24 times to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois By JAMI KUNZER • jkunzer@shawmedia.com

Cold is one way to put it. Crazy is another. As he has for the past several years, Josh Latina, an Algonquin police officer, will brave frigid temperatures to jump into even more frigid waters in Lake Michigan. And then he’ll do it again. Every hour. For 24 hours. “You just kind of suck it up and go,” said Latina of Marengo. Latina is a super plunger. He’s among about 30 brave men and women expected to take part in this year’s eighth annual Super Polar Plunge, a benefit for the Special Olympics Illinois hosted by the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The event takes place from 2 p.m. Feb. 22 to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at Lake Michigan in Evanston. Heated tents, food, first aid kits and support people await the plungers after each jump. They must raise a minimum of $2,500 to take 24 icy dips into the lake, one every hour. Yes, they pay to freeze. Why? “To raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics,” Latina said. “That’s the whole reason I’m doing this. ... I got involved through the police department, and I haven’t looked back since.” Through a fundraising page set up at www.firstgiving.com, Latina hopes to raise $3,000, more than last year’s $2,900 effort. He’ll then join other plunges for a day’s worth of camaraderie and shivers. The plungers don’t have to go under water, but many do anyway. “I try to go under when the news cameras are there,” Latina said. “You don’t want to do it too often; your head will start to hurt. It’s like a super brain freeze.” Other than that, there’s not much advice to offer or preparation to it. Although Latina does stretch before each dip. “Once you hit the water, you want to sprint as fast as you can out of the water,” he said. “You try not to pull any muscles or anything, and then take a cold shower a week before. “But it doesn’t compare to how cold it is. ... One year, it was so bad it was all iced over, and they had to punch a hole in the ice.” He has his wife, Emily, as a support person by his side, and his two sons, Kalin, 6, and Karsen, 3, who like to visit throughout the day. “They love the whole atmosphere of it,” Latina said. They’d really like to jump in with their dad. Perhaps when they’re older. Along with the Super Plunge, 20 other one-time Polar Plunges benefit the statewide Special Olympics. Those participants must raise a minimum of $75 each.

But it’s the Super Plunge that kicks off the plunge season, said Barbara DiGuido, director of communications and media relations for Special Olympics Illinois. “They have their own little routine they do with somebody leading the cheer and getting everybody revved up,” she said. The money raised through all the plunges, about $1.6 million last year, goes toward the Special Olympics’ 19 summer and winter sports, and the agency hopes to add more and increase its number of athletes over the next three years, she said. Other plunges, including a March 3 Chicago Polar Plunge at North Avenue Beach, benefit Special Olympics in Chicago. All are Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraisers. Law enforcement groups started the plunges as a unique and creative way to raise money for Special Olympics. The idea has paid off. The 13th annual Chicago Polar Plunge for Special Olympics in Chicago alone raised $650,000 last year. This year’s goal is $1 million, Executive Director Susan Nicholl said. Unlike black-tie events and other more elaborate fundraisers, the cost of the plunges are minimal, she said. From an economical standpoint, it would be difficult to duplicate the success of the plunges, she said. And those who do it gain a lifetime of bragging rights. “You know some people think they’re outgoing and adventurous,” she said. “This really is kind of the measuring stick, the yard stick.” Katie Swanson of Lake in the Hills has taken the Chicago Polar Plunge as part of Team Liquid Courage for three years. One of the plunge’s largest fundraising teams, with its size ranging from 30 to 60 members, Team Liquid Courage has raised about $75,000 the past two years by hosting numerous charity events, such as golf outings and poker tournaments. They hope to raise $50,000 this year. Swanson joined at the request of a college friend. “Not only is it a ridiculously crazy thing to do, which makes it really appealing, I am in the education field ... so it was something appealing on another level,” said the 27-year-old, who is working toward a graduate degree in school psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. About the only way to describe the plunge is “freezing,” she said. “Even if it’s really freezing and you second guess yourself for a second, the people there make it such a warm environment,” she said. “You get caught up in it, and you don’t even think about how freezing it is.”

Josh Latina of Marengo poses for a portrait Wednesday outside of his home. Latina is raising money for the Special Olympics by participating in his fourth Super Polar Plunge. Sarah Nader – snader@shawmedia.com

Take the plunge or support someone who will Josh Latina of Marengo is raising money for the Illinois Special Olympics by jumping into frigid waters 24 times in 24 hours as part of a Super Polar Plunge Feb. 22-23 in Lake Michigan in Evanston. For information or to donate, visit www.firstgiving. com/fundraiser/josh-latina/2013-super-plunge.

The Super Polar Plunge is among 20 other Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunges benefitting Special Olympics Illinois. The closest to McHenry County is a Lake County plunge taking place Feb. 24 at Lakefront Park in Fox Lake. For information, visit www.soill.org.

Katie Swanson of Lake in the Hills is a member of Team Liquid Courage, which raises money through the Chicago Polar Plunge for Special Olympics in Chicago. To donate, visit www. firstgiving.com and do a search for “Team Liquid Courage.”

The Chicago Polar Plunge on March 3 at North Avenue Beach benefits Special Children’s Charities, the fundraising arm of Special Olympics in Chicago. For information, visit www.sochicago. org.


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LAKE GENEVA, Wis. – Rachael Oginni and Stephen Dumas, both of Chicago, were married in a doublering ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Lake Geneva, Wis. The Rev. David Strange officiated. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Oginni of Crystal Lake. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dumas of Rensselaer, Ind. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory silky taffeta strapless gown with draped bodice, pleated ball gown skirt with covered buttons down the back and a chapel train. She carried a garden-style handtied bouquet in shades of white and ivory with touches of champagne and soft blush, Quicksand and Cottage roses, Lisianthus and finished with Dusty Miller and Scented Geranium. Maid of honor was Rebecca Oginni of New York, N.Y. Bridesmaids were Cailin Davis of Chicago, Virginia Pondel of Deerfield, Kelly Laszlo of Chicago, Allison Nichols of Portland, Ore., and Dr. Katherine Lupo of Pittsburgh. Best men were Paul and Matthew Dumas, both of Indianapolis. Groomsmen were Samuel Oginni of San Diego, Sean Conway of Chicago, Luke Newcomb of Charlotte, N.C.,

WOODSTOCK – Announcement has been made of the engagement of Cheryl Svejcar and Mike Dantino, both of Woodstock. She is the daughter of Gary Svejcar and Theresa Anthony-Svejcar, both of Crystal Lake. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dantino of Woodstock. The bride-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Prairie Ridge High School, a 2006 graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a 2012 graduate of American College of Education in Chicago with a master’s degree in educational leadership. She has received bilingual and English as a Second Language endorsements. She is a Spanish reading specialist teacher at Canterbury Elementary School in Crystal Lake.

Rachael Oginni Stephen Dumas and Andrew Shelp of Chicago. After a reception at the Riviera Ballroom in Lake Geneva, the couple took a wedding trip to Paris, France, and Barcelona, Spain. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Crystal Lake Central High School, a 2005 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a 2011 graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a knowledge manager at Perkins+Will in Chicago. The bridegroom is a 2001 graduate of Rensselaer Central High School and a 2005 graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis. He is an account supervisor for GA Communication Group in Chicago. They reside in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago.

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Mike Dantino Cheryl Svejcar Her fiancé is a 2001 graduate of Marian Central Catholic High School and attended McHenry County College in Crystal Lake. He is a sales manager at Lansing Building Products in Elgin. They plan to marry Aug. 31.

8BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT McHENRY Ryder Daniel Pagels, 7 pounds, 9 ounces, 20 inches, was born Jan. 16, 2013, at Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, to Dan and Nikki Pagels of McHenry. He joins a sister, Layla, 18 months. Maternal grandparents are Frank and Carole Tucci of Cary. Paternal grandparents are Matt and Terri Pagels of Fox River Grove. Maternal great-grandparents are George Freund of McHenry and Juliet Tucci of Setauket, N.Y. Paternal great-grandparent is Evelyn Grechis of Woodstock.

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McHENRY – Announcement has been made of the engagement of Katherine Cichowski of McHenry and Dan Rowe of Edina, Minn. She is the daughter of Tom and Kerry Cichowski of McHenry. He is the son of John and Julie Rowe of Wayzata, Minn. The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of McHenry West High School, a 2010 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., with a Bachelor of Arts in health fitness and a 2012 graduate of the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She is a health adviser for Health Fitness Corp. in Bloomington, Minn. Her fiancé is a 2006 graduate of The Blake School in Minneapolis and a 2010 graduate of Gustavus

LISLE – Announcement has been made of the engagement of Leslie Baker of Lisle and Jonathan Biskie of Morris. She is the daughter of Gary and Deborah Baker of Crystal Lake. He is the son of Ray and Lynn Biskie of Morris. The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Crystal Lake Central High School and a 2010 graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. She is a registered nurse at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village. Her fiancé is a 2005 graduate of Morris Community High School and a 2010 graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor

Dan Rowe Katherine Cichowski Adolphus College with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics. He is a marketing analyst at AmeriPride in Minnetonka, Minn. They have plans for a summer wedding.

8MAKING YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT Births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries are printed for free in the Planit Style section every Sunday in the Northwest Herald. Engagement announcements must be received no later than three weeks before the wedding date. Wedding announcements are accepted up to six months after the wedding date. We will accept one photo for

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Dream dress deserves altering by good tailor Vera Skenderis, alterations manager at Kleinfeld in New York City who appears on TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress,” has tips for getting the perfect fit.

Candace H. Johnson – For Shaw Media

Stacey Haase, bridal consultant, helps Beckie Bordenaro of McHenry try on a wedding dress in the fitting room at Kathryn’s Bridal in McHenry. Bordenaro’s goal is to make her wedding day completely local, with the location, flowers, DJ, dress, tux, and reception all found within the city of McHenry.

Engaged couple has early success finding McHenry wedding vendors By JAMI KUNZER jkunzer@shawmedia.com

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o far, so good for the McHenry couple determined to keep everything local as they plan a summer wedding. Beckie Bordenaro and Mike Sullivan set out to use only local businesses as a way to both celebrate where they live and contribute to their community. “We live in McHenry. Our kids are all in McHenry. Our kids all go to school here,” Bordenaro said. “We want to keep our money local. ... I know some friends that have different businesses in McHenry, and what a difference it makes when people who actually live here spend money here.” They’ve already booked the reception hall at 31 North Banquets in McHenry, and the July 5 ceremony will take place at the Church of Holy Apostles in McHenry. Bordenaro recently picked her wedding dress at Kathryn’s Bridal in McHenry, where she also plans to find bridesmaid and flower girl dresses for her daughter and stepdaughter. Sullivan’s daughter, Alyssa,

HOMETOWN LOVE Part two of a Northwest Herald series following a couple for a year as they plan their wedding using only McHenry vendors. is the maid of honor, while the couple’s daughter, Sadie, is the flower girl. Bordenaro’s son, Brayden, is the best man. Planning more of a contemporary wedding, Bordenaro said the colors are black and silver with “some pops of lime green.” The couple still hopes to find a local DJ, but already has selected Kiera Confections in McHenry for the cake. Guests will stay at the Hampton Inn, and the couple booked its honeymoon through Worldwide Travel. As they’ve planned the wedding, Bordenaro said she has discovered and been contacted by other local businesses, including JaniceStyle Inc, which custom designs headpieces, veils and

“There were so many businesses I didn’t even know existed in McHenry. It’s really surprising when you look into it a little more. ... You can buy it here.” Beckie Bordenaro of McHenry that sort of thing. A friend suggested Sassy Primitizes, which makes electric candles out of the bouquets after the wedding. The couple has yet to select the tuxes and a business to do flowers, and they would like to find places in McHenry that can create unique wedding favors and teach or provide calligraphy for her invites and placecards. “There were so many businesses I didn’t even know existed in McHenry. It’s really surprising when you look into it a little more,” Bordenaro said. “You can buy it here. Some of these little shops have little unique things in them that I wouldn’t have even thought to look for.”

Good tailoring is worth every penny. Even at upscale bridal boutiques, alterations are generally a separate fee. Expect to pay between $400 and $700 for professional tailoring – any less and I wouldn’t trust it. Like my mom used to say, “The cheap thing is expensive.” Bad work can ruin your dress. Certain fabrics demand to be tailored by someone with tons of experience. If your gown is made of charmeuse, chiffon or georgette, it’s crucial to invest in the best professional you can afford, because these materials tend to be more difficult to alter. Lace, shantung or linen, however, can be finessed by someone a bit less seasoned. Ordering your gown early (as in, very early) is always best. Eight months will suffice for most frocks, but couture demands a year of lead time. You’ll nab your favorite design, avoid incurring costly rush fees and give your tailor more time for modifications. Stay flexible when it comes to wearing an heirloom. Many brides want to walk down the aisle in their mother’s wedding gown, but with time, fabrics can become so discolored or full of holes as to be ruined. If you’re working with a top-notch tailor, you’ll trust her when she tells you, “The fabric is irrevocably damaged. There’s no saving this dress.” And with a pro on the case, you’ll also have faith as she cuts up your treasure to create, say, a bodice to layer atop a new gown. Go for a wedding dress one size up. Planning nuptials can result in weight fluctuations. Sometimes a bride-to-be wants me to order her gown a size down, but what if she doesn’t hit her goal, or even gains weight? Remember: You can take a dress in, but not out. Seek undergarment advice early on. If you buy your gown at a bridal salon, discuss proper underpinnings the day you buy it. Inheriting a dress, or buying one online? Then just wait to get ideas from your tailor. Generally speaking, a lace-up corset with boning is great because it works with most dress styles, pulls in jiggly spots and gives you curves in all the right places. Check out several tailors in action. Observe tailors during a fitting. Watch how they handle a tape measure and pins. Ask questions to make sure they thoroughly understand fabrics and the way they drape.

– New York Times Syndicate

Fitting schedule First fitting: three months prewedding. Bring along your wedding shoes. Second fitting: one month prewedding. Strive to be at your target size by this appointment. Third fitting: one week prewedding. This session is exclusively for final tweaks.

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“Mama” HHH

PG-13 for violence and terror, some disturbing images and thematic elements, 1 hour, 40 minutes STARRING: Jessica chastain, Nikolaj coster-waldau and Megan charpentier PLOT: annabel and lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for 5 years ... but how alone were they? VERDICT: a playful, elegantly made little horror ilm, “Mama” teasingly sustains a game of hide-and-seek as it tantalizes the audience with leeting apparitions of the title character while maintaining interest in two deeply disturbed little orphan girls. “Mama” represents a throwback and a modest delight for people who like a good scare but prefer not to be terrorized or grossed out. with ine special effects and a good sense of creating a mood and pacing the jolts, andy Muschietti shows a reassuringly conident hand for a irsttime director, pulling off some ine visual coups through smart camera placement and cutting, and not taking the whole thing so seriously that it becomes overwrought. – todd

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STARRING: Jason Statham, Jennifer lopez PLOT: a thief with a unique code of professional ethics is doublecrossed by his crew and left for dead. assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew’s latest heist. VERDICT: this plays like the bloodiest promotional video ever made for Palm Beach tourism. Stabbings, explosions and furniture-smashing brawls occur at some of the ritziest locations within the sun-splashed, pastel-soaked slab of Florida opulence. this is the same character Statham always plays: quietly cool, dryly British, powerfully lethal. Director taylor hackford’s rather perfunctory action ilm is actually more compelling before it even gets to Palm Beach, as Parker makes

THEATERS Classic Cinemas Woodstock 209 Main St., woodstock, 815-338-8555 www.classiccinemas.com AMC Lake in the Hills 12 randall road, lake in the hills, 800-fandango www.amctheatres.com/lakehills McHenry Downtown Theatre 1204 N. Green St., Mchenry, 815-578-0500 http://cyouatthemovies.com Regal Cinemas 5600 w. route 14, crystal lake, 800-fandango www.regmovies.com

RATINGS HHHH - excellent HHH - recommended HH - Not recommended H - awful his way from ohio to texas to New orleans before reaching his inal destination. lopez co-stars as the struggling Palm Beach real estate agent who learns too much and wants a piece of the action, but playing weak and girlish isn’t exactly her strong suit. – Jake coyle,

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“Warm Bodies” HHH

rated PG-13 for zombie violence and some language, 1 hour, 37 minutes STARRING: Nicholas hoult, teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, rob corddry PLOT: a zombie boy (hoult) who retains a vestige of his soul meets a human girl (Palmer) and falls in love. eventually she returns his affections, but her father (Malkovich) is the zombie-hating leader of the local militia. VERDICT: Not only is this the irst zombie romantic comedy, but also the irst movie told from a zombie’s point of view (hoult’s character narrates). in a low key way, the various story elements – romance, comedy, horror and suspense – work, but not always at the same time. Yet writer-director Jonathan levine (“50/50”) pulls it all together with a sense of good cheer and, yes, heart. hoult’s sympathetic and humorous performance provides much of the weird charm. – Jeffrey westhoff,

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Sunday, Feb. 3 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 7:40 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:30, 9:55 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 3:30, 9:00 p.m.

“DJANGO UNCHAINED”

Sunday, Feb. 3 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:50 a.m., 1:20, 4:10, 7:10 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:45, 3:00, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 1:55, 4:35, 7:15, 9:55 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 3

“PARENTAL GUIDANCE”

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:50 a.m., 2:20, 6:30 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 2:40, 6:30, 10:15 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 3

“GANGSTER SQUAD”

“PARKER”

Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 1:35, 7:35 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 3

Sunday, Feb. 3

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 7:20 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 4:00, 10:40 p.m.

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 1:00, 4:00, 6:50 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 2:00, 4:35, 7:10, 9:45 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 2:15, 5:10, 8:10, 11:00 p.m.

“HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS” Sunday, Feb. 3 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 2D: 2:15, 7:15 p.m.; 3D: 11:40 a.m., 4:50 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 2D: 5:20 p.m.; 3D: 1:00, 3:10, 7:30, 9:40 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 2D: 1:10, 7:10 p.m.; 3D: 1:50, 3:40, 4:50, 7:50, 9:30, 10:10 p.m.

“A HAUNTED HOUSE” Sunday, Feb. 3 Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00 p.m.

“THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY” Sunday, Feb. 3 Regal Cinemas – 1:05 p.m.

“THE LAST STAND” Sunday, Feb. 3 Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 7:00, 9:20 p.m.

“LES MISERABLES” Sunday, Feb. 3 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 12:45, 4:15 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 4:10, 10:25 p.m.

“SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” Sunday, Feb. 3 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 12:50, 3:50, 6:50 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 9:40 p.m. McHenry Downtown Theatre – 1:30, 4:15, 7:00 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30 p.m.

“WARM BODIES” Sunday, Feb. 3 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 11:00 a.m., 1:30, 4:10, 7:00 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 1:00, 1:40, 2:20, 4:20, 5:00, 6:20, 7:00, 7:40, 9:40, 10:20 p.m.

“ZERO DARK THIRTY” Sunday, Feb. 3 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 11:15 a.m., 2:45, 6:30 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 1:15, 4:30, 7:45 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 1:00, 4:15, 7:30 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 2:30, 6:10, 9:50 p.m.

continued from page 16 She says an underrated item is the T-shirt blouse, which goes over the head, has a refined, silky front, but a comfortable knit back. A silk camp shirt works that way, too, and the same thing goes for a tailored, shrunken blazer that’s cool, not stuffy. That could be the key piece for a woman with a home office or unpredictable schedule. It pulls everything together at the last minute – and no one will really pay attention to what’s underneath, Axelson said. Her best tip is to add a bit of structure to an overall relaxed look: It’ll take you almost anywhere, she says. Other quick hits: A knit dress can have a hint of sex appeal because it can be form-fitting but cover your arms and hit at or below the knee; embellished or textured ballet flats straddle the comfort of the low heel and the savvy of a fashion fan; and there’s nothing wrong with a washable top. Her current favorite is a jewel-neck one with a peplum that’s mostly polyester. “The American culture has changed, and it’s full of changing expectations and blurry lines. It’s so much more stylish to look comfortable in your own skin,” Axelson said. “I think it’s more of a fashion faux pas to be overdressed than underdressed.” “C” You At The Movies - McHenry Downtown Theatre

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Designer says overdressing is a faux pas


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By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL The Associated Press

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ay-to-night dressing doesn’t quite cover it for most people. It’s more like sunrise to bedtime, and the clothes need to be appropriate and comfortable for the long haul. That means finding a look that blends in enough at business meetings, the bus stop and the coffee shop so the wearer doesn’t draw too much attention – without giving up personal style. Lisa Axelson, creative director of Ann Taylor, lives the life of so many working women: She balances duties of home, family and career with those things that change every day. “Forget ‘day-to-night.’ You don’t even have weekday versus weekend,” Axelson said. That goes for clothes – and lifestyle. There are many people working from home, and they can end up turning a Sunday brunch date into a business meeting, she said. On the flip side, there’s the school event scheduled smack in the middle of the workday. She says she has to approach her day in a uniform that, more often than not (at least four days a week!), starts with black, tightly knit ponte pants that have a little Span– Lisa Axelson, dex in them. creative director Axelson recently spent a morning for Ann Taylor at Ann Taylor’s renovated location in The Westchester shopping mall in White Plains, N.Y., pointing out the styles she believes are the cornerstone of a woman’s wardrobe in 2013. The store is set up like a closet, without a specific “suits section” or all the denim tucked in the back corner. Displays are more likely to be built around a color theme or a versatile item. Scarves, necklaces and other accessories get prime real estate, though, smack in the middle of the place. That’s not by accident. “I will change my accessories several times during the day. I have my commuter flats – every day it’s the train-to-the-office trek – but I’m lucky to have a lot of choices at the office,” she said. There’s the sample closet and a predominantly female workforce at

Everyday dressing For 2013, designer says, fill your closet with clothes fit to wear all day, every day

“The American culture has changed, and it’s full of changing expectations and blurry lines. It’s so much more stylish to look comfortable in your own skin.”

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Lisa Axelson, creative director of Ann Taylor, discusses fashion at Ann Taylor’s renovated location in The Westchester shopping mall in White Plains, N.Y. She pointed out the styles she believes are the cornerstone of a woman’s wardrobe in 2013. the company that started in 1954 with a shop at a hotel in New Haven, Conn. On this day, she had taken off her fuzzy and warm winter boots upon arrival at the store, switched to heels – 2½ inches is the sweet spot – and then went back to the boots on her way out. Also in her commuter tote bag are a scarf or wrap and two sets of jewelry, one that’s sleek and sophisticated and the other that’s a little more chunky and funky. She likes the look of more glamorous or crisp items, such as white linen pants or a skyscraper stiletto, but they’re not “real life,” and she has a real life. Most days,

Axelson says, her outfit is rooted in black or navy, maybe with some gray during the winter, or khaki in the spring and camel in the fall. Boring? It doesn’t have to be. She’ll break out the flash of hot pink or orange, probably a top under a cardigan, and she’s not afraid of a bright or embellished coat. Colorblocking is a tool that’s gone from trendy to basic because, she said, it’s eyecatching and modern, but not froufrou. That works for her. She’s definitively a pants person. “I need clothes that I can wear a lot.”

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