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Geneva stars dance the night away Business owners, teachers, politicians partake in annual fundraiser By JONATHAN BILYK GENEVA – Katlyn Eggar recalled several times she and her husband, Justin, had danced together in public. But none of them, she said, compared to the experience of taking the stage before hundreds of people while they performed a choreographed routine in a communitywide dance competition. “I’m not nervous now,” Eggar said minutes before that competition began. “But I think I will be when it’s time to go out. “I just keep telling myself that the main thing is for us to have fun.” Saturday, the Eggars – Allstate Insurance’s agents in Geneva – were one of six pairs to take to the dance floor at Eagle Brook Country Club on Fargo Boulevard, just east of Randall Road in Geneva, during the fifth annual Dancing with the Geneva Stars. The party and dance competition serves as one of the year’s biggest fundraisers for the Geneva Academic Foundation and the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission. More than 350 people bought tickets for the event, and they also contributed money each time they voted for any of the teams. This year’s dancing couples included: •฀ Kevin฀ and฀ Mary฀ Keyzer,฀ a process quality manager at Engineered Ceramics and a teacher at Geneva High School, respectively; •฀Steve฀and฀Lynn฀Saunders,฀ owner of Saunders Real Estate Solutions and branch manager at First American Bank in Geneva, respectively; •฀ Sam฀ Hill฀ and฀ Dorothy฀ Flanagan, aldermen on the Geneva City Council; •฀ Eric฀ and฀ Elizabeth฀ Ott,฀ owner฀of฀Geneva฀Running฀Outfitters and a teacher, respectively; •฀Adil฀and฀Kathy฀Jaffer,฀owner of local Rosati’s restaurants and a hairstylist, respectively; •฀Justin฀and฀Katlyn฀Eggar,฀ who operate the Geneva Allstate Insurance Agency.

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Geneva Aldermen Dorothy Flanagan and Sam Hill perform a rumba Saturday during the fifth annual Dancing with the Geneva Stars at Eagle Brook Country Club. Hill and Flanagan won the competition. Kevin฀Keyzer฀said฀his฀wife’s฀ enthusiasm for the event persuaded him to participate. “When I saw the smile it brought to her face, well, you do a lot of things to make your wife happy that you otherwise wouldn’t,฀you฀know?”฀Keyzer฀ said with a laugh. Once฀ selected,฀ each฀ of฀ the฀ couples were assigned to professional dance instructors by Linda฀ Cunningham,฀ founder฀ of Geneva’s State Street Dance Studio. The instructors had worked with the teams on their dance

routines and a group dance since fall. Adil Jaffer said the lessons and the practices required a large time commitment, but also brought enjoyment. “It was more fun, I think, because of the time we got to spend together, just doing this as a couple,” Jaffer said. Justin Eggar said he knew what he was getting into before he and his wife were asked to participate because they had attended the event before. “And I remember saying more than once, ‘We’re never doing that,’ ” Justin Eggar said with a laugh. “And, well, here

we are.” The฀ Keyzers฀ performed฀ a฀ cha-cha to Justin Timberlake’s “Sexy Back,” while Hill and Flanagan performed a rumba to “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King. The Eggars performed a swing dance routine, and Katlyn Eggar said she was excited to learn swing steps. She and her husband once had attended a swing dance event in New York City. “It was a blast, but we couldn’t really swing dance,” she said. “Now, I’m looking forward to going back to something like that and showing what we’ve learned.”

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Lyric Opera discussion in St. Charles

WHAT: Lyric Opera Lecture Corps member Denny Hayes will discuss “Rigoletto” by Giuseppe Verdi. Hear the story, learn about the composer and listen to musical highlights. WHEN: 7 p.m. today WHERE: St. Charles Public Library’s Carnegie Community Room, 1 S. Sixth Ave. INFO: For information, visit www.stcharleslibrary. org or call 630-584-0076. The public is welcome.

College planning workshop set in St. Charles

WHAT: Learning Ascent will host a free public workshop, “Planning & Paying for College.” A certified college planning specialist, from Lighthouse College Planning located in North Aurora, will present strategies to minimize college costs, maximize scholarship opportunities, enhance students’ admission profiles and select the best college fit for students’ needs. RSVP to 630587-2795. Students are welcome. A free college planning packet is provided. WHEN: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 20 WHERE: Tutoring office at 720 N. 17th St., St.

Charles INFO: For information, visit www.learningascent. com.

Teen writing workshop at Batavia library

WHAT: Young adult librarian Christine Edison will facilitate a teen writing workshop. Edison will present a few brief writing exercises and offer advice. Teens can hone their creative writing skills and share their work with others. No registration is required. WHEN: 7 p.m. Feb. 26 WHERE: Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. INFO: For information, email or call 630-879-1393, ext. 200.

Community supper at Geneva church WHAT: An Italian winter supper is planned at the free Community Third Tuesday Supper event. Anyone wishing to donate money to the supper program can do so by sending a check to the church office marked “Third Tuesday Suppers,” or donating in “The Quiet Can” on

the beverage table on supper night. All funds received go directly to supper expenses. WHEN: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 19 WHERE: United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St. INFO: For information, visit or call 630-232-7120.

Blood drive at St. Charles church

WHAT: Hosanna! Lutheran Church will partner with Heartland Blood Centers for a blood drive. Appointments are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome. This drive is in cooperation with Rejoice and Bethlehem Lutheran churches. To schedule a donation appointment, please visit WHEN: 7:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 23 WHERE: 36W925 Red Gate Road, St. Charles INFO: For information, contact the church office at 630-584-6434, email to Welcome@HosannaChurch. com or visit



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Geneva offers plenty for Valentine’s Day I always say to myself if I can make it through January, the 28 days in February will fly by. Then comes March, which means spring and hopefully no more snow. Although the way the weather is this year, that snow still may come in May. Nevertheless, 31 days of January: completed. We are almost half done with this month and two days from Valentine’s Day. Remember when you were young and there were hopes of getting a “special� valentine from a specific someone? There were plenty of Valentine’s Day disappointments throughout my younger years – ones I thought the selfish me, because my young mind thought the world revolved around moi, never would recover from. Feb. 15 couldn’t come fast enough. But my heart mended, and now I unselfishly look forward to Feb. 14 for three reasons: my children, my husband and my friends. Just another excuse to express how much these important people mean to me. Reason 1: I always try to give my children a little something extra the morning of Feb. 14. It may be a favorite candy, a gift card to a frequent shopping spot or just a card that says “I love you.� Even though they now are teenagers, they humor me and act surprised. The smile they have on their faces when

VIEWS Laura Rush they leave the house is all I need to know they appreciated the gesture. For those with teenagers, you know that a student leaving for school with a smile is rare. Reason 2: My husband travels every week, so unless cupid arrives on the weekend, I have to sneak my gift into his luggage, which doesn’t seem so difficult except he might not pack until right before bed. The suitcase then sits in the room, and I have to remember what can’t be carried on a plane (read – present must be unwrapped). The fun is finding the ideal item that says, “I miss and love you and wish you were here,� and follows TSA regulations. Just like our children, he acts like he had no idea I would do anything like that. When I talk to him that evening, I can feel the happiness on his face. Reason 3: Many of my longtime friends chose to live here or very close by, which makes getting together relatively easy. We get together a couple of times a year for dinner, and our first time usually is around Valentine’s Day. I am not sure why; it just seems to be a good fit for each of us. Sharing stories

from awkward tween and teen years always is fun and something I look forward to. Off the top of my head, I can think of many places in Geneva where I could pick up something for the kids and find a TSA-approved present for my husband. I also could think of Geneva restaurants – offering Feb. 14 specials – that are ideal to dine at with my friends. And if the actual Valentine’s Day doesn’t allow you a meal out, many eateries are extending treats into the weekend. The secret to my success is, a full business directory with direct links to shop and restaurant websites. While you are there, sign up to receive “Hot Dealsâ€? through your email. A “Hot Dealâ€? is blasted out to all who subscribe. It may be a percentage off, an event, a new product that a business is announcing or a distinct meal offering. This Valentine’s Day, let local shops and restaurants help you express your gratitude for the important people in your life. •฀•฀•฀ In that spirit, the Geneva

Chamber of Commerce expresses our appreciation and love to our volunteers. Geneva runs on helping hands and leadership from local businesses, area residents, families and students. None receive pay, and we could never give them enough kudos for their unselfish work. The chamber depends on hundreds of volunteers for its four festivals. Events to assist the business community also are managed by volunteers – the Membership Committee, Co-Op Committee, Golf Committee, Leads Group, Classic Car Show and ambassadors. The Geneva Women in Business – or GWIB – group also is a volunteer board made up of local businesses. The Wedding Walk, Black Hat Day and Gardenology are spearheaded by merchant committees. And let’s not forget the Geneva Beautification Committee, Cultural Arts Commission and the Business Improvement and Retention Committee. Beautiful flowers in the knuckles, quality cultural events, improved merchant communication and innovative downtown events

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Crisis line looks for people to participate in training

Pianist to perform during concert at Cornerstone

AURORA – The Crisis Line of the Fox Valley offers free counseling and referrals to community resources, and it is looking for individuals with good communication skills to participate in a 10-week training program. Classes start March 12. They will be at the Association for Individual Development’s Behavioral Health site at 1230 N. Highland Ave. in Aurora. For questions or to register, call Cheryl Brown at 630-9664304.

ELGIN – Cornerstone United Methodist Church is hosting a special concert Friday. Huntley Brown, a well-known pianist, will perform in concert after a time of dinner and fellowship. Tickets for this event are $10 and include dinner and concert admission. They can be bought online at For information, call 847-4644673. The church is at 41W170 Russell Road, Elgin.

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are successful because people get involved in community projects and issues. Interested in volunteering for a Geneva Chamber of Commerce festival? Email volunteergeneva@ or call 630-232-6060. There is a fit for everyone. •฀•฀•฀ Back by popular demand is the Geneva citywide garage sale the weekend of April 26 and 27. Take advantage of the early bird registration fee of $25; register by April 12 online at or download a form at www. In addition, the second annual Geneva’s Got Talent competition is looking for singers, dancers, magicians, jugglers and gymnasts. The winner gets a $1,000 prize. Application and rules to audition May 18 may be found on swedishdays.html.

•฀Laura฀Rush฀is฀communications manager for the Geneva Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at lrush@

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McConnaughay voluntarily turns down pension By JONATHAN BILYK GENEVA – One of Kane County’s newest state lawmakers has joined the ranks of legislators turning down their pensions. Monday evening, state Sen. Karen McConnaughay, R-South Elgin, announced in a statement released by her office that she has “ v o l u n t a r i l y Karen turned down the McConlegislative pen- naughay sion offered to members of the [Illinois] General Assembly.” McConnaughay was elected in November and began serving in the state Senate in January, representing the 33rd District, which includes western portions of the TriCities and much of northern and western Kane County. McConnaughay had served as County Board chairman for eight years prior, opting not to seek re-election in 2012 to pursue the state legislative office. As an elected official serving two decades in Kane County government, McConnaughay is poised to collect a local government pension. In forgoing her legislative pension, McConnaughay is one of about two dozen Illinois lawmakers who have opted out of a legislative pension after scrutiny of the state’s troubled public employee pension

systems has increased. Ted Dabrowski, vice president of policy for the Illinois Policy Institute, a free market advocacy group that has pushed for pension reform for years, said the institute applauds McConnaughay and other state lawmakers in forgoing a legislative pension. “It’s a great message these freshmen are sending,” Dabrowski said. He said it also indicates that lawmakers believe the pension system is broken beyond a short-term fix – and that’s regardless of whether the lawmakers support reforms the institute believes are necessary. Dabrowski noted lawmakers participating in the legislative pension system are required to contribute 11.5 percent of their salary each year to their pensions. “That’s a pretty big chunk of their salary,” Dabrowski said. “And it raises a big question: Would you want to put your money into a black hole?” In her statement, McConnaughay said pension reform is among her “top priorities” in Springfield. However, she noted that a county pension already awaits her. “As someone who is already eligible for a pension after 20 years of service in county government, I do not believe it is appropriate to receive two pensions,” McConnaughay said. 2705 Foxfield Road St. Charles, IL 60174

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“He loves physics and anything to do with science,” Maria Gaffud said. “This place is wonderful for him. He’s been wanting to see the accelerator.”

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Proposal still headed to County Board, Kiva says By JONATHAN BILYK GENEVA – It has been almost a month since the village of Campton Hills rejected a proposal from a company seeking to renovate the former Glenwood School into an alcohol and substance abuse facility – and that company has yet to redirect its request to Kane County’s government. However, a lawyer for Kiva Recovery said Kiva intends to do so. Last month, the Campton Hills Village Board ended a contentious review process on the proposal, voting 4-2 to deny Kiva permission to open a rehabilitation facility in the shuttered boarding school. Village officials acted at the prompting of Campton Hills residents who packed several public meetings on the matter. Objectors were vocal, circulating anti-Kiva literature, creating an anti-Kiva website and hiring lawyers to combat the project. While Kiva agreed to concessions within the proposed annexation agreement with the village – including limits on how many patients could be housed at the facility and agreeing to provide 24-hour,

on-site security – opponents believed the project would harm the community. After the Village Board’s vote, Kiva’s lawyer Steven Elrod said his clients intended to take their redevelopment request to Kane County, which has zoning jurisdiction over the facility that now is in unincorporated Campton Township. Since then, Kiva has only had brief contact with the county, said Tim Harbaugh, executive director of the county’s Department of Facilities, Development and Environmental Resources. He said the county last spoke with representatives of Kiva two weeks ago, and he confirmed Kiva has yet to file a zoning or any other request related to the former Glenwood School. Because the land already is governed by the county, the matter would be subject only to zoning reviews and not the same kinds of negotiations that surrounded the annexation process in Campton Hills. Elrod said Kiva still intends to bring its redevelopment proposal to the county, but he said there was “no other news to report.” “We are continuing to work on the application,” he said.

8LOCAL BRIEF Kane coroner’s office launches Facebook page GENEVA – The Kane County Coroner’s Office has launched its Facebook page, www.facebook.

com/KaneCountyCoronersOffice. The stated goal of the page is to keep the public informed, educate through programs provided by death reduction

advocacy groups, and provide information from other agencies that pertains to death reduction efforts or the coroner’s office.

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The Rev. Bob Jones of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Sugar Grove was surprised that Pope Benedict XVI will retire by the end of the month. In a statement, Pope Benedict said he no longer has the strength to lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. Benedict will resign Feb. 28, the first pope to do so in nearly 600 years. “I kind of congratulate him,” Jones said. “He took over one of the toughest jobs in the world at age 78. He ought to be able to retire.” Benedict will step down two months before his 86th birthday. He served almost eight years after succeeding John Paul II, who died in 2005 at age 84. “I give him a lot of credit for deciding to resign,” Jones said. “It doesn’t usually happen.” Jones said the next pope “undoubtedly will be younger.” “Pope John Paul II was 58

ROME – Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson, 64, is the 9-4 favorite to become the next pope, according to Irish betting site Paddy Power. Canada’s Marc Ouellet, 68, is second favorite at 5-2, followed by Nigeria’s Francis Arinze, 80, at 3-1. when he was selected,” Jones said. Above all, Jones believes the next pope needs to be someone who has “compassion for the people of the world and a man who upholds the values of the church.” Benedict will become the first pontiff to resign since Gregory XII, who stepped down in 1415 to resolve a schism that had divided the church. The previous pope to quit was Celestine V in 1294 after reigning for five months. In a news release, Bishop David Malloy of the Rockford Diocese said Pope Benedict

Pope Benedict XVI will have no role in choosing his successor, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said at a news conference in Rome. The pope will initially retire to his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo before moving to a convent, Lombardi said.

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“will leave a lasting imprint for all of us in many ways, but especially for his dedication and fidelity to the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church and his care and concern for the poor as shown in his Encyclicals.” “Guided by the Holy Father’s kindness and humility, we join together in praying that our Lord continue to bless the Holy Father with strength,” Malloy said. “We pray for our church, our world and all those who will choose his successor.”

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Pope Benedict XVI greets people after holding Mass at Nationals Park in Washington on April 17, 2008. The pope announced Monday that he would step down as head of the Catholic Church.

ST. CHARLES – State Farm Insurance is suing a St. Charles art dealer, alleging he was negligent in the loss of an original lithograph by Henri de ToulouseLautrec worth $103,109. According to recently filed court papers, the insurance company alleges that Alfred Desimone, of the 2800 block of Turnberry Road, St. Charles, lost the French artist’s lithograph “Aristide Bruant Dans Son Cabaret, 1893.” The lithograph was owned by Thomas Rosensteel, also of St. Charles, who gave it to Desimone for safekeeping and potential sale. The suit

alleges about July 20, 2010, Desimone lost the artwork. Rosensteel had found a buyer on his own, but – because the lithograph was lost – it could not be sold, causing Rosensteel financial loss, according to the suit. Rosensteel had the lithograph insured by State Farm, which paid him $103,109 and now is seeking to recover that payment and legal costs from Desimone, according to the lawsuit. Desimone did not have a listed phone number and could not be reached for comment. He does not have an attorney of record on file. State Farm’s attorney would not comment. The case is scheduled to be heard April 25.

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Hearing set in restaurant owner’s quest for new trial By BRENDA SCHORY GENEVA – A hearing was set in the case of a restaurant owner who was convicted last year of squeezing a waitress’s breast against her will. The hearing is regarding whether he was properly advised of his right to a jury trial. Kane County Judge Katherine Moran ruled Monday in response to court papers seeking either a reversal of the conviction or a new trial. Moran convicted Dimitrios V. Lolis, 54, of St. Charles – owner of The Copper Fox Cafe, 305 W. Main St., St. Charles – in a bench trial last year. The misdemeanor charge stems from a complaint Aug. 20, 2011, alleged by Katy Green, 24, of Geneva, then a waitress at the Copper Fox. Lolis attorney Glenn Sowa filed court papers asserting, among other things, that Moran erred when she “did not adequately inform the defendant of his right to a jury

trial,” and he wasn’t told he could change his mind. Sowa said a judge must admonish a defendant regarding the waiver of a jury trial to make sure it is freely and voluntarily made and in this case. He said Moran did not do that. Moran set March 18 for a hearing on the issue of Lolis’ waiver of his right to a jury trial. Sowa said the hearing will seek evidence of what actually happened regarding the jury waiver, which was dated Jan. 19, 2012, in Lolis’ case. “There is no record or recollection” of what actually happened regarding Lolis’ jury trial waiver,” Sowa said. “It is not unusual in a high volume traffic court with no court reporter.” Moran ruled against two other claims by Sowa, that Moran erred when she denied an earlier motion to dismiss the complaint because it does not state an offense and on witness credibility.

• John W. Kent, 21, of the 2400 block of Boxwood Lane, Aurora, was charged Sunday, Feb. 3, with possession of more than 2.5 grams but less than 10 grams of marijuana. Kent also was ticketed for speeding 46 mph in a 25 mph zone.

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Local schools accommodate, adapt to rising number of students with allergies By NICOLE WESKERNA


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Kindergartner Connor Burke looks through his lunch bag Monday at a peanut-free table in Bell Graham Elementary School in St. Charles. nuisance and not life-threatening,” she said. “Now that’s changing.” She said until parents see

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onnor Burke has had to avoid eating nuts and legumes since he was 2 years old. If he doesn’t, he may have an allergic reaction so severe that he stops breathing. Now in kindergarten at Bell Graham Elementary School in St. Charles, Connor has an epinephrine pen and Benadryl at school just in case he comes into contact with an allergen in the lunch room or classroom. Avoiding an allergic reaction takes the support of teachers, school nurses and lunch room aides, said his mother, Ann-Marie Burke. “It’s interesting because through the years, peanut allergies have increased, and there’s been an increase in food allergies,” she said. “The good thing is the school district has adapted to that, changed their policy and made it more accommodating.” Dr. Sakina Bajowala from Kaneland Allergy and Asthma Center in North Aurora said there has been an uptick in people diagnosed with allergies. She said with that comes an increased awareness of how allergies affect people’s lives. “In the past, people used to think of food allergies as a

“Those families really do depend on neighbors and community members to take into account the risks that their child goes through to get an education,” she said. “It can be difficult for people not in that situation to really understand.” She has worked with Kaneland School District 302 to implement practices for using epinephrine pens. Since 2011, schools have been allowed to keep epinephrine pens to use in anaphylactic emergencies, such as a child having an allergic reaction for the first time. Before, school officials could administer epinephrine to only students who had a known allergy and were prescribed the drug. Bajowala said 25 percent of first-time allergic reactions happen at school. And keeping track of students with known allergies takes a village, said Barb Giese, certified school nurse at Kaneland High School and head school nurse for District 302. At Kaneland, almost all departments have access to a digital database of students who have allergies, Giese said. “There are more and more students every year that have allergies,” she said. “I’ve read the research that states that, too.”

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More than 20 percent of D-302 students have allergies • ALLERGIES

Continued from page 11 She said 977 students in the district have known allergies, which totals a little more than 20 percent of the student population. Some of the most common food allergies include almonds, peanuts and strawberries, but students also are allergic to nonfood items such as latex and bee stings. For students who have peanut allergies, Giese said there are classrooms and tables in the cafeteria that are “peanut free.” When students go on field trips, teachers are given a review of which children have allergies. All employees complete mandated training that includes an allergy program review. Laura Garland, principal at John Stewart Elementary School in Elburn, said students used to be allergic primarily to peanuts or milk, but she’s seeing more students who are allergic to dairy, soy and gluten. She said students are not allowed to bring food in for birthdays. Lunch room monitors are aware of who has allergies, and she said they check lunchboxes if students want to sit at a peanut-free table with their friends. “We’re respecting students without allergies and balancing that with making sure we’re maintaining the safety of a student with allergies,” Garland said. “We communicate very openly with staff about any student who has an allergy. ... There’s no sharing of food – that’s our No. 1 rule.” Kathy Litts, general manager of food services for St. Charles School District 303, said when students with allergies want to participate in hot lunch, the staff scans the nutrition label off the box and emails it to parents so they can see whether it’s safe to eat. She said all food services

“We’re respecting students without allergies and balancing that with making sure we’re maintaining the safety of a student with allergies. We communicate very openly with staff about any student who has an allergy. ... There’s no sharing of food – that’s our No. 1 rule.”

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Laura Garland John Stewart Elementary School principal are peanut-free. Bajowala said one of the challenges for schools is to make sure employees are aware of the risks faced by students with allergies, but not to overreach with any special accommodations for them. She said snacks in the classroom, especially when used as a reward, can be a sticking point for parents because that sometimes can isolate children. “When we use food as a reward, you unnecessarily isolate a child,” she said. “There are so many nonfood incentives that it’s become unnecessary in this day and age.” Burke said there’s always a level of concern about her son coming into contact with something to which he’s allergic. She said her son is his best advocate when it comes to avoiding allergens because he knows to ask before eating something he’s never tried. She said District 303 has a very good system for making sure every child can safely enjoy classroom treats and school lunches. “They’re very accommodating. It’s their No. 1 priority,” she said. “It’s a really reassuring thing to parents.”

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Man charged with DUI after crash KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE

NORTH AURORA – An Aurora man has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol after his Silver Nissan Murano on Sunday hit a utility pole and left his passenger in critical condition. Victor M. Alvarez, 35, of the 1400 block of Golden Oaks Parkway, Aurora, has been charged with aggravated DUI causing great bodily harm and aggravated reckless driving causing great bodily harm, disability or disfigurement, both felonies. He remains in the Kane County Jail, and bond has been set at $100,000. A passenger in Alvarez’s vehicle, a 39-yearold West Chicago man, was

airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. He was in critical condition as of late Sunday night, police said. Police did not release the passenger’s name. North Aurora police responded at 2:11 p.m. Sunday to Route 25, about 100 feet north of Ridge Road, for a report of a single-vehicle crash. Alvarez was traveling northbound on Route 25 when the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a utility pole, police said. Route 25 was closed from Ridge to Banbury roads while crash investigators processed the scene. The roadway was reopened to traffic about 7 p.m. The crash remains under investigation. Alvarez has a court hearing set for Wednesday.

lion to be used as a partial abatement of taxes levied for years 2012, 2013 and 2014 for the principal and interest on those particular bonds. Property taxes are not going to decrease because of the abatement, Oberg said. “It’s that they [taxes] are not going to increase based on debt service payments the way they were scheduled,” Oberg said. “In other words, this year, I think it would have been $17 [million] or $18 million; instead, it’s going to be $15 million. So it’s just keeping that so the increase is not as large.”

Sheriff’s office, D-302 to hold drug abuse event

BATAVIA – The Batavia Public Library will host “Well-Read,” a collection of sculptures made from books by Geneva artist Rita Grendze. Grendze, a resident artist of Water Street Studios in Batavia, created five sculptures featuring books as the subject matter and as the raw material. Four of the five works that comprise “Well-Read” can be seen at the library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., throughout the month. Visitors can find the exhibit on the library’s upper level around the corner from the check out desk.

MAPLE PARK – The Kane County Sheriff’s Office and Kaneland School District 302 have asked the members of the Drug Enforcement Agency Tactical Diversion Unit to provide a presentation to staff, faculty and parents on the dangers of prescription drug abuse. The presentation will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Kaneland High School Auditorium, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park. The Tactical Diversion Unit is responsible for investigating the unlawful diversion of prescription narcotics.

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GENEVA – To reduce its debt payments, the Geneva School District 304 board Monday approved transferring nearly $5 million from the education fund to pay down its 2004A debt series, a voter-approved $41.2 million bond issue to build a second middle school and for school improvements. Donna Oberg, assistant superintendent for business services, said that the amount more than $15 million in the education fund was to be used to pay down the debt. “We’re looking to increase that debt service payment to level it off so there’s not a big shelf,” Oberg said. “I’m looking at increasing debt service payment by about $500,000 each year to kind of level it off so there is not a big shelf where we can’t abate that. Be-

cause, as you know, the debt service payments are going from $14 million to $15 million up to anywhere from $23 million to $24 million over the next 10 years, so we try to keep those dollar amounts level as much as possible.” Oberg said she increased the debt payment to $15 million this year and plans to increase it to $15.5 million next year. “We are trying to keep increasing it a little bit because what I don’t want to have happen – if we don’t have the excess to be able to abate back, we could go from a $15 million payment maybe to a $21 million payment, and that’s going to be a big jump,” Oberg said. “So what I am trying to do is keep that level, so if I don’t abate as much back each year, hopefully, it will meet in the middle; it will level it out.” The board also approved a resolution for the $4.9 mil-

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OPINIONS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Reasonable gun control To the Editor: In the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy and the administration’s announcement of its new executive orders and recommended legislative actions, there is increasingly noisy discussion about what is the best course of action for the country. While it is not a perfect analogy, how we regulate the use of motor vehicles is important to consider and can be instructive. Like guns, these can be dangerous if used improperly. We thus accept that driving rules must be obeyed – drivers must be qualified, trained, licensedand must not operate their vehicles if impaired

or distracted. Laws govern these areas. In regard to the vehicles, they must meet design requirements that affect safety and meet performance levels for emissions and fuel consumption. In addition, cars must be titled and registered and are subject to inspection. On top of this, the use of vehicles is subject to taxation. As a society, we accept these laws and regulations. Cars are usually not taken from us, and we enjoy the utility and convenience of their use. This situation should inform our approach to the use of guns in our society. Brian Watkins St. Charles


Expecting more free trade with Europe The WASHINGTON POST Miserable as the past few years have been for the sluggish global economy, there is a bright side. Hard times have forced political leaders to cast about for ideas to boost growth, and every now and then they come up with a good one. Case in point – the push for a free-trade agreement between the United States and the European Union. On Friday, the national leaders of the E.U.’s 27 member states expressed “support for a comprehensive trade agreement” with the United States, citing its potential to create jobs in a continent still

struggling with high unemployment and debt. To be sure, transatlantic trade is already massive; according to the Commerce Department, the United States exported $329 billion worth of goods to Europe in 2012 while importing $454 billion. The average tariff on this huge flow of goods – larger than that between the United States and Canada, Mexico, China or Japan – is an already low 3 percent. Still, zeroing out tariffs would boost U.S.-European economic output nearly $180 billion within five years, evenly divided between the two sides, according to a 2010 U.S. Chamber of Commerce

report. The gains would be even larger if the United States and Europe can agree to remove nontariff regulatory barriers to trade, such as Europe’s aversion to U.S. agricultural products made from genetically modified organisms. Indeed, once talks begin in earnest, agriculture is likely to be the worst sticking point. Industrial rules and regulations are relatively easier to harmonize. U.S. unions and environmentalists, which have objected to past trade agreements with Mexico and Colombia, would seem to have fewer reasons to oppose a deal with green, high-wage Europe.

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Apart from the economic benefits, free trade would strengthen U.S.-European strategic ties. For all their current woes, and despite the rise of China, the United States and Europe still produce more than half of the global economic output. It is in their mutual interest to unify standards and regulations so as to jointly shape the flow of trade. For its part, the Obama administration has fretted that negotiations could bog down if Europe fails to back its pro-trade words with action, as it is sometimes wont to do. But Friday’s E.U. statement comes on top of unequivocal personal public support

for free trade by Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain – and now Europe is wondering when President Barack Obama will send an equally strong signal, so that talks can commence in earnest. Vice President Joe Biden recently declared in Munich that the “almost boundless” benefits of free trade are “within our reach.” But many across the Atlantic expect Obama to put his own prestige on the line for free trade – perhaps by declaring it a major secondterm goal in his State of the Union address today. We hope so, too.

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8LOCAL BRIEF Zonta Club to host panel on domestic violence GENEVA – The Zonta Club of St. Charles-Geneva-Batavia will host a “Breaking the Silence” domestic violence panel at 7 p.m. March 5 at the Geneva History Center, 113 S. Third St., Geneva. Panelists include Jamie Mosser, Domestic Violence Unit supervisor at the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office; Jim Kintz, founder and president of Fox Valley Court Watch; Sgt. Branden Gentry, Kane

County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division; Sheila Gray, court advocateprogram coordinator at Mutual Ground; Linda Abrahamson, 16th Judicial Court associate judge; Kathryn McGowan Bettcher, managing attorney with Prairie State Legal Services; and Anna Whitmer, abuse intervention program coordinator at Community Crisis Center. There is no cost to attend. For information, visit

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• Tuesday, February 12, 2013

ST. CHARLES – St. Charles School District 303 is searching for a new chief financial officer. Brad Cauffman submitted his resignation Monday, a week after the Naperville School District 203 board selected him to be its CFO beginning in the 2013-14 year. Cauffman will work for District 303 through June 30, he said. He has worked for the district since November 2006. He still remembers his first school board meeting: He said it was at the Norris Cultural Arts Center and centered around school boundary changes. Cauffman – who has worked for districts in Wyoming, South Dakota and Wisconsin – said he has “never gone through a boundary shift like that.” Although the job in Naperville will be a career advancement, Cauffman said deciding to leave St. Charles was difficult because he likes working for District 303. Superintendent Don Schlomann said the district has begun the search for Cauffman’s replacement by posting the job. The district is looking for someone who can make the complicated subject of school finances simple,

Schlomann said, explaining that helps build trust. Cauffman’s resignation was not included in the personnel report the District 303 board approved Monday. The report did include hiring Pamela Jensen to replace retiring Haines Middle School principal Bob Miller and hiring Timothy Loversky as Thompson Middle School principal. Current Thompson principal Steve Morrill will transfer to Wredling Middle School to replace retiring principal Melissa Dockum. The changes will take effect July 1. Jensen’s salary will be $122,826 and Loversky’s will be $129,348; Morrill’s wasn’t listed. In other news, two parents spoke against the proposed changes to the middle school schedule. Mary Beth Wright questioned the reduction to language arts when standards are becoming more rigorous. “How is this elevating academic excellence in our students?” Wright said. Schlomann said changes to the middle school schedule won’t be acted on until related contract language is discussed with the teachers union. Administrators also are fine-tuning the details, he said, noting the schedule will return to committee before going to the board for action.

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History center to host ‘Memories of Coultrap’ KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE GENEVA – As Geneva School District 304 officials seek bids to demolish the Coultrap facility, the Geneva History Center will host a “Memories of Coultrap” presentation from noon to 1 p.m. today at the history center, 113 S. Third St., Geneva. Coultrap opened in 1923 and originally was Geneva Community High School. Later, it was a junior high, then a middle school and, finally, it was converted to an elementary school. It closed as an attendance center in 2009. District officials have voted to demolish the building, citing it is too expensive to repair or maintain. Geneva History Center Executive Director Terry Emma has spoken against the demolition. Among the speakers at the presentation will be Catherine Sines, who taught mid-

dle school at Coultrap; Gloria Emma, who graduated with the Class of 1948; Glorianne Campbell, who graduated with the Class of 1959; Jim Coulos, who graduated with the Class of 1946; Maureen Radecki, who taught middle school at Coultrap in 1974; Kurt Wehrmeister, who went to middle school there; and Carolyn Zinke, who taught there as an elementary teacher. “Memories of Coultrap” is part of the Geneva History Center’s Brown Bag Lunch series. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for members and students and free to Herrington Circle Members. Cookies and coffee will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring their lunch. Inglenook Pantry of Geneva provides soup on a firstcome, first-served basis. For information, call the history center at 630-232-4951 or visit www.genevahistorycenter. org to register online.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Elgin Rotary hosting beach party fundraiser ELGIN – Elgin Rotary’s annual fundraiser will be a beach party, set for 6 p.m. March 1, at the Holiday Inn at Route 31 and Interstate 90 in Elgin. Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts are encouraged but optional. To reserve event tickets, call Laurie Bitter at 847-888-2555. Tickets are $40 per person in advance or $50 at the door. Tables of 10 are $350. Reservations and raffle tickets may also be purchased at Proceeds from the event will be donated to local charitable causes.

5K walk/run event will benefit Hope for Haitians GENEVA – A 5K Walk/Run for Education event will benefit Hope for Haitians. It is set for May 11 at the Kane

County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva. The cost is $25 for adults 18 and older and free for kids. For information, send email to or call 815-847-0656.

Driver services facilities will be closed Feb. 18 Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that all offices and driver services facilities will be closed Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents Day. Facilities that are normally open Tuesday through Saturday will close Saturday. Individuals can visit the secretary of state’s website,, to change an address, register to become an organ and tissue donor or renew license plate stickers by mail.

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St. Charles North approved Rob Pomazak as its new football coach Monday night. Pomazak comes from Elk Grove. The North Stars will open up the season against the Grenadiers. PAGE 18


North Stars show resolve in opener By KEVIN DRULEY

• Tuesday, February 12, 2013

WHEATON – Alex Silverman spotted the Wheaton Warrenville South girls basketball team seated behind the home bench Monday, scouting its opponent to be in a 4A Wheaton Warrenville South Regional semifinal tonight. A St. Charles North senior guard, Silverman admitted the Tigers saw the North Stars do some foolish things in a 52-45 victory against Glenbard West in an opening-round game. Still, North also showed resolve, which was something the team was lacking when it suffered a 22-point home loss to Wheaton Warrenville South in mid-December. Tonight brings a chance to give the top-seeded Tigers an even closer view of the North Stars’ turnaround. “That was a really rough game. They beat us pretty bad,” Silverman said. “But you can’t think about that. It’s a new game, new day. We want to make a run in regionals and hopefully we can come out with a strong win [today].” North (9-19) put itself in position to advance by attacking the Hilltoppers (10-18) and closing out the game from the foul line. Led by Silverman’s 8 for 10 effort as part of a team-best 14-point game, North converted 18 of 24 free throws after intermission. That total included a 16 for 22 showing in the fourth quarter alone. North noticed its shot fakes were effective against 6-foot3 Hilltoppers center Caitlin Soane and made sure to slash her way. Another key: spreading the ball to different players, who each showed an ability to attack from the perimeter against Glenbard West’s manto-man defense. “It’s a little bit more free-


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St. Charles North’s Nicole Davidson drives around Glenbard West’s Abby Keirnan in the Class 4A Wheaton-Warrenville South Regional quarterfinal on Monday at Wheaton Warrenville South. St. Charles North won, 52-45.

Class 4A Wheaton Warrenville South Regional Monday’s results No. 17 St. Charles North 52, No. 16 Glenbard West 45 Today No. 17 St. Charles North vs. No. 1 Wheaton-Warrenville South, 6 p.m. lance,” North coach Colleen Backer said, “but that was helpful for us a little bit more.” Glenbard West converted 12 of 14 free throws in the first half and got to the line with some regularity down the stretch. Led by guard Breanna Venson (19 points) and fellow senior Soane (12), the Hilltoppers charged. Glenbard West trailed, 44-35, with 3:51 to play after two Sil-

verman free throws. The team drew to within 47-45 with 1:20 to go before North pulled away from the line. Sophomore Nicole Davidson and freshman Morgan Rosencrants both scored eight points apiece for the North Stars. Celebrating her 16th birthday, Davidson scored all of her points after halftime. “We wanted to win on my birthday, and some girls kept

saying, ‘Let’s win it for Nicole,’ and stuff,” Davidson said. Backer has found the same determination in Davidson, a guard, on the other 364 days of the year. “She wanted to win the ballgame. You could see it in her face,” Backer said. “And just that energy started becoming so contagious with our bench and everyone out there.” North surpassed last season’s victory total and also avoided essentially the same ending its 2011-12 campaign, when the Hilltoppers won an opening-round regional game at Bartlett. While the team won’t get another chance to practice before

taking on the Tigers tonight, players are hopeful free-throw practice will pay off again. The North Stars have been putting extra focus on them lately, running sprints between sets to simulate late-game fatigue. “We were only up by a little bit at the end and we were trying to extend our lead, so we were trying to pump fake on the big girl [Soane] and be able to have her foul us,” Silverman said. “In the last seconds, we were just trying to hold on to the ball, take care of it and have the chance to extend our lead even bigger.” North did, then celebrated with the Tigers looking on.

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Pomazak takes over for North Stars

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By JAY SCHWAB Rob Pomazak might just encounter a few exciting days in the month of August. He and his wife, Rebecca, are scheduled to have twins – their first children – sometime in late July or early August. Considering the St. Charles District 303 school board approved Pomazak on Monday night Rob Pomazak as St. Charles North’s new football coach, he will also be gearing up for his his first game as North’s head football coach. That game, it just so happens, will be against Pomazak’s old school, Elk Grove, where he has taught and coached for the past decade, the past two years as Elk Grove football’s defensive coordinator. “That’s just a twist of fate, but it’s exciting,” Pomazak said. “My main goal is to make it about the kids because it’s going to be exciting for our kids to get out there and play a good brand of football against a quality team.”

Pomazak intends to be preside over many quality teams at North, with offseason strength and conditioning prowess playing a leading role. In addition to being the Grenadiers’ defensive coordinator, he was also strength and conditioning coordinator and sophomore baseball coach at Elk Grove. Pomazak will officially begin his physical education teaching duties in August. The 34-year-old Pomazak has a master’s degree in exercise science and said he will aggressively promote a wide spectrum of mobility and strength training tactics as a central plank of his plan for the program. “I think there’s so much that can be learned through the commitment and accountability that strength training provides,” Pomazak said. “It really helps prepare kids physically, but moreso mentally, for the sacrifice that football is. The physical strength we’re going to gain is going to be great, but the team bonding, putting the team before yourself, are things that really, really get lost when it comes to strength training.” Pomazak becomes the second varsity football coach in

North history after the retiring Mark Gould completed his 12year run. The North Stars finished 4-5 last season, the third straight year North missed the playoffs after a run of eight straight postseason berths between 2002 to 2009. North athletic director Dan Dolney said Pomazak was among four finalists after about “50 or 60” people inquired about the opening. Dolney said the authoritative way with which Pomazak spelled out his vision for the program loomed large. “Nothing was hypothetical,” Dolney said. “If you didn’t read his resume or didn’t know he was a coordinator, you would have assumed he’s [been a head coach] already. I think that’s what was really impressive – he had a detailed plan about how he was going to go about accomplishing what he wants to accomplish.” Pomazak said he has called offensive plays at the lower levels with Elk Grove but plans to continue his recent trajectory as most hands-on with the defense. He said the North Stars will play a base 3-4, cover-2 defense, and the offensive approach is more up for debate, though he would like to see

some spread offense components. Having recently moved to South Elgin, Pomazak said the opportunity to become head coach at a solid program so close to where he lives was “such an unbelievable chance that I couldn’t pass up,” but he acknowledged a degree of melancholy about leaving the Grenadiers. Dolney predicted that Pomazak will accomplish big things at North, and said Pomazak has been on his radar for quite awhile. “Three years ago when I got the job I knew that barring someone leaving or something, the first big job open at the school was going to be football coach, and as you go to different schools, as you network with different ADs, you start hearing names, and I would say I heard Rob’s name three years ago as an up-and-coming coach,” Dolney said. “There are many other up-and-coming coaches you hear about, and you sort of put it in the drawer and hold onto it.” Pomazak is scheduled to meet with North’s football players today and said he intends to assemble his coaching staff in the coming weeks.


Glenbard board approves conference switch By JAY SCHWAB The path has been cleared for Glenbard East and West Aurora to join the Upstate Eight Conference. Now, the question is when. The Glenbard District 87 Board of Education voted 6-1 on Monday night to allow Glenbard East to accept the Upstate Eight Conference’s invitation to join. West Aurora’s school board voted late month to allow West to join, but the schools’ futures are seemingly tied together since the UEC wants to maintain an even number of schools for scheduling purposes. Both Glenbard East and West Aurora are current members of the DuPage Valley

Conference. The DVC Board of Control has indicated will require a full two school years’ notice before the teams are allowed to depart, but Glenbard East principal Josh Chambers said Monday night that is not necessarily in stone. “I think it’s in all party’s best interests to move forward … with some speed,” Chambers said. “So I think now that will begin in earnest and we can again start to prepare to change the conferences. It was one of those things where now that the board has acted, now we can begin to truly move forward on this.” The interwoven nature of the conferences’ membership was underscored when current UEC member Lake Park opted

to leave for the DVC, and the UEC turned to DVC member West Chicago to replace Lake Park. Those changes will take effect next school year. Earlier Monday, West Aurora athletic director Jason Buckley said he hopes the UEC remains welcoming of West Aurora and Glenbard East even if there is a longer lag time before the moves can occur than is desired. “That was not something we really had a conversation with them about on our end,” Buckley said. “I’ve spoken individually to some athletic directors about that but I wouldn’t want to speculate about the consensus of the room.” The UEC currently has two, seven-team divisions, with Bat-

avia, Geneva, St. Charles East and St. Charles North part of the UEC’s River Division. The composition of the divisions once Glenbard East and West Aurora join remains to be hashed out. It is also unclear whether the additions of Glenbard East and West Aurora will swell the UEC from 14 to 16 teams since some of the logical, potential replacements for the two schools are current members of the UEC’s Valley Division. Chambers said he hopes the DVC can find replacements swiftly enough that Glenbard East and West Aurora are allowed to join for 2014-15, the year for which the invitations were originally intended to apply.

Owners of the longest streak without a regulation loss to start a season, the Ducks (8-2-1) have a chance to end the Hawks’ pursuit of that record. The Hawks (10-0-2) return home from a road trip looking for a fifth consecutive victory tonight against the Ducks. Also on TV... Men’s basketball Kentucky at Florida, 6 p.m., ESPN Seton Hall at Rutgers, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Indiana St. at Missouri St., 7 p.m., CSN+ Michigan at Michigan St., 8 p.m., ESPN Women’s gymnastics Penn St. at Nebraska, 7 p.m., BTN

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PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Boys basketball: Geneva at West Chicago, 7:30 p.m.; Kaneland at St. Charles North, 7:15 p.m.; Nazareth Academy at Aurora Central Catholic, 7 p.m.; Wilmington at Aurora Christian, 7:30 p.m.; Burlington Central at Marengo, 7:15 p.m.; Immaculate Conception at St. Francis, 7:30 p.m.; Benet at Wheaton Academy, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Geneva vs. TBA at 4A St. Charles East Regional, 6 p.m.; Batavia vs. TBA at 4A St. Charles East Regional, 7:30 p.m.; Kaneland vs. Sandwich at 3A Burlington Central Regional, 7:30 p.m.; St. Francis vs. Timothy Christian at 3A Prosser Regional, 7:30 p.m.




Monday’s results Glenbard East 32, Fenton 26 St. Charles East 67, Lake Park 49 Today’s semifinals Geneva vs. Glenbard East, 6 p.m. Batavia vs. St. Charles East, 7:30 p.m. Thursday’s championship game Winners of today’s semifinals, 7:30 p.m. line because we wanted this game so bad.” The Saints allowed Lake Park to linger a little too long in the first half after a solid start to the contest. East raced out to a 7-0 lead in the first three minutes after a pair of baskets from Pottle and later extended their lead to 14-3 after Pottle scored her sixth point of the period. But an 8-0 Lake Park run over the next four minutes allowed the Lancers to close

the deficit to 14-11 at the 6:43 mark of the second. Lake Park then whittled East’s lead to 18-17 on 1 of 2 free throws, but the Saints responded by ending the quarter with an 8-3 spurt of their own, claiming a 26-20 edge at halftime. “We had to find other ways to win,” Drumtra said,” and it was just a matter of calming down a little bit.” East definitely calmed down at halftime and drasti-

cally changed things in the second half by practically putting the game away in the first four minutes as it put together a 16-0 run after Lake Park scored the first basket of the half. Eight of the 16 points came off the fast break and East forced 12 turnovers in the quarter to grab a commanding a 42-23 lead after Anna Bartels capped the run with a pair of free throws. East then extended their lead to as much as 19 in the fourth quarter at 55-36 after Pottle converted a pair of free throws with 6:35 left. “We stepped up our pressure in the second half and

that was definitely the biggest thing,” Drumtra said. “We may have been looking a little past this game because we have one of our rivals [tonight], but I’m glad we got to play this game because we were able to work out some of the nerves we had.” Both Hilton and Pottle added 11 points each for the Saints while Emily Duckhorn scored 14 points to lead the Lancers. “I give Lake Park a lot of credit,” Drumtra said. “They fought hard and played well, but we did a nice job of finishing the game.”


Aurora Christian girls basketball’s run ends in sectional semifinals The KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE SOMONAUK – The most successful season in Aurora Christian girls basketball program history wrapped up Monday night as the Eagles fell to Peru St. Bede, 47-41, in Monday’s IHSA Class 2A Somonauk Sectional semifinal. Aurora Christian used a 12-3 run to open the third quarter to tie the game at 31 on a jumper by Melissa Moser with 45 seconds left in the third quarter, and the teams were tied at 33 entering the fourth quarter. The Eagles took a 40-39 lead on a 3-pointer by Alex Hultine with 4:25 to play in the game. But St. Bede post standout Mo Dean scored a basket and added two free throws to give the Bruins a 43-40 lead, and St. Bede remained ahead the rest

of the way. Dean, a 6-foot-3 senior, scored 12 of her gamehigh 25 points in the fourth quarter. “That girl was a load,” Aurora Christian coach Jerry Tokars said. “That’s the best I’ve seen her play of all the film I’ve seen. She’s a senior, and she came to play.” The Eagles claimed their first regional and Suburban Christian Conference Gold championships this season while finishing the season with a program record 19-9 record. Tokars said the team’s second half rally Monday was to be expected, given how hard the Eagles have competed this season. “They believed in themselves,” Tokars said. “There was no doubt that they could do that.” Hultine is the team’s lone

graduating senior.

3A St. Joseph Regional: Aurora Central Catholic knocked off Clemente, 45-29, in the regional’s opening round game. Lisa Rodriguez scored 20 points to pace the Chargers, who advanced to the state semifinal while competing in Class 2A last year. ACC advances to today’s regional semifinal against host St. Joe. 3A Wheaton Academy Regional: Host Wheaton Academy defeated Chicago VOISE Academy, 53-20, in the regional quarterfinals behind 13 points from Marissa Gagliano and 12 from Elizabeth Melby. Wheaton Academy will square off against Chicago Latin in Wednesday’s semifinal. • Shaw Media’s Kevin Hieronymus contributed to this report.

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ST. CHARLES – It wasn’t exactly the way St. Charles East girls basketball coach Lori Drumtra envisioned starting the IHSA state playoffs Monday night against Lake Park, but she’s happy with a victory even if it came a little ugly. Behind a 22-point performance from Katie Claussner, East earned a 67-49 win over Lake Park in the opening round of its own Class 4A regional. With the victory, the Saints (17-11) advance to tonight’s regional semifinal game with No. 5-seeded Batavia at 7:30 pm. “The first half was pretty ugly,” Drumtra said. “Amanda [Hilton] was having an off shooting night and Carly [Pottle] was maybe rushing it a little bit but I think that had to do with the adrena-

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Martens recharges battery, heads back to state PALOS HEIGHTS – Geneva senior 120-pound wrestler Brad Martens is a return qualifier to the IHSA Class 3A state tournament, and he didn’t even stay at a Holiday Inn Express on Friday night. Martens did sleep at the nearby Crestwood Inn between sessions at the Shepard Sectional, allowing himself extra time to rest. Rallying for three victories in four wrestleback matches Saturday undoubtedly would have been tougher had the Vikings’ contingent left from the Geneva parking lot early in the morning. Instead, the group traveled to Shepard for weighins, then returned to the Crestwood Inn in Palos Heights for a quick continental breakfast before heading back. “We got a hotel, which made, I think, a big difference,” Vikings coach Tom Chernich said. “Because Brad had to go four matches [Saturday] against all studs. That’s 24 minutes of wrestling and you’re coming off a tough loss.” Martens (40-7) suffered a 4-1 decision defeat to even-

QUICK READ Kevin Druley tual sectional runner-up David Kasper of Marist in his opening match Friday, immediately sending him out of the championship bracket. He still was alive for a state berth, but needed to notch three straight victories Saturday to assure himself of at least a top-four finish – the requirement for advancing to state, where preliminaries begin Thursday at the University of Illinois’ Assembly Hall in Champaign. Martens’ closest call turned out to be his first wrestleback match, a 4-2 decision win against Colton Kielbasa of St. Rita. Martens won his next two bouts by at least four points, and although he lost the third-place match by major decision, was glad to clinch another clean slate this week. “Last year at state, I know I kind of took it in. I made it. That was my goal for the season, to make it down,”

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Geneva’s Brad Martens grabs the leg of St. Rita’s Colton Kielbasa during their 120-pound match at the Class 3A Shepard Sectional on Saturday in Palos Heights, Martens said. “This year, it’s to get on the [medal] stand. Last year, wrestling was like icing on the cake. This year, I want to get on the podium, get all state, so I’m going to go down there like I came in here [Saturday], and just go all-out.” Competitive mat room sessions with practice partner Thomas O’Brien – a state alternate at 132 – helped Martens stay tough throughout the season. O’Brien, a junior and St. Charles North transfer, joined the lineup near mid-

season and won 18 of his 26 matches. O’Brien dropped a 3-2 decision against Marist’s Mario Leveille in a wrestleback semifinal that would have sent him to the thirdplace bout. “I’m downstate, he’s a match away from state,” Martens said, “so that shows a lot that we work hard enough to be able to get to that.” On Vikings present: Geneva, Batavia and host St. Charles East are the top three seeded girls basketball teams at this week’s 4A regional at East.

If the opening rounds go as expected, the Upstate Eight Conference River Division champion Vikings would face either one of their conference rivals for the regional title Thursday night. Geneva split a pair of overtime games with the Saints while sweeping the Bulldogs, winning against Batavia by an average of eight points. “I’ll be honest, I’m not looking forward to playing East or Batavia – either one – for a third time,” Vikings coach Sarah Meadows said. “And all of our kids know it’s win or go home, so we’ve got to bring it [this] week.” On Vikings past: Former Geneva standout Taylor Whitley on Sunday became the 26th Indiana State women’s basketball player to surpass 1,000 career points. Whitley, a 2009 Geneva graduate, is the Vikings’ alltime leading scorer – girls or boys – with 2,131 points.

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Marmion produces another healthy state haul By KEVIN DRULEY PALOS HEIGHTS – Anthony Bosco, Johnny Jimenez, Jake Field and George Fisher are the lightest of Marmion’s seven wrestlers headed to next week’s IHSA Class 3A state tournament. With their longstanding ties to the St. Charles North Youth Wrestling club, the quartet also carries the heaviest history. Before seeing one another on the podium as the 3A Shepard Sectional concluded Saturday, Bosco (106 pounds), Jimenez (120), Field (126) and Fisher (132) – all of St. Charles – charted their teammates’ development. “I mean, we’ve known each other since we were 5,” said

Bosco, a junior, “and we’ve been pushing each other ever since then.” St. Charles resident Alex Fritz (285) bookended the other side of the Cadets’ contingent bound for the University of Illinois’ Assembly Hall in Champaign. Teammates Trace Carello (145) and Cody Snodgrass (195) also will join them, along with Geneva senior 120-pounder Brad Martens. A junior in search of his third career state crown, Jimenez claimed the first of Marmion’s two individual sectional titles. Fisher, a Michigan recruit, captured the other, the third of his career. It’s the first 3A sectional crown for Fisher, who was a 2A state champion as a sophomore, but neither the new number – nor the com-

petition – has fazed him since the Cadets moved up in class before the season. “To be honest, I just go out there and wrestle. I don’t care which sectional is harder, which one is easier. I just want to wrestle,” Fisher said. “I just want to show everyone who’s No. 1 and who isn’t. That’s all I really care [about]. Doesn’t matter if it’s 1A, 2A or 3A. I just want to find out who’s the best.” Top teams such as Sandburg, Marist and St. Rita offered plenty of competition to Marmion and the rest of the field. The gauntlet made Martens, a return state qualifier, feel slightly more steeled in his accomplishment, especially after his recovery from an openinground loss Friday.

Batavia will be without a state qualifier for the first time since 2001 after three senior captains fell one victory short of wrestling back to the thirdplace bout. The top four sectional finishers in each weight class advance to Champaign. Marmion advanced just more than half of its sectional qualifiers. Last week, 13 Ca-

dets moved on from Naperville Central, where Marmion captured a team crown and a berth in the Hinsdale South team dual sectional after the individual state meet, which begins Thursday. Many Cadets are multiple qualifiers, including Fritz, who’s aiming to place for the first time in four trips.


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IN THE GROOVE COLLIN ROY WHEATON ACADEMY, SR., G What he did: Roy exploded for 29 points on Saturday to lead Wheaton Academy to a comfortable, 66-46 win against Kaneland.

WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ... There will be no down-to-the-wire race for the Upstate Eight Conference River championship this season. Larkin locked down the outright UEC River title in emphatic fashion Friday, defeating host Geneva, 72-52. The Royals finished River play with a 10-2 conference record, and every other team has three or more conference losses with at least one game still to play.

WHAT WE’LL LEARN IN THE WEEK AHEAD ... Whether Kaneland can stop its skid. Regardless of how tonight’s nonconference game at St. Charles North plays out, the Knights, who have lost three straight games, have a key Northern Illinois Big 12 East test Friday at Morris. The Knights missed a chance to clinch at least a share of the title Friday against DeKalb.

Seed scuttlebutt Geneva wasn’t exactly handsomely rewarded for one of its best seasons in recent years when it came to postseason seeding, which was unveiled by the IHSA late last week. The Vikings (17-7) were given the 12 seed out of 23 teams in the Class 4A Bolingbrook Sectional, which means Geneva must deal with highly regarded Hinsdale Central in a regional semifinal if it wins a first-round game against regional host Wheaton Warrenville South when the postseason tips later this month. Vikings coach Phil Ralston, though, didn’t complain when the subject came up after his team scored one of its most impressive wins of the season Saturday against St. Viator. That win, along with Friday’s 20-point loss against Larkin, were too late to affect Geneva’s seeding. “I think if you’re looking from where I’m sitting, it didn’t matter where you got seeded,” Ralston said. “We got a play-in game, maybe that gets us ready for that regional semifinal. That’s the way I kind of look at it because, if I’m a 5 seed looking at us and knowing we just knocked off St. Viator, I’m thinking ‘Great, we get the 5 seed, and I’m rewarded with this?’ “And I think there are a lot of of teams in our sectional looking at it that way because getting a high seed doesn’t necessarily mean anything.” St. Viator recently beat Benet, which is seeded second out 23 teams in the Bolingbrook Sectional. Meanwhile, in the DeKalb Sectional, St. Charles East and St. Charles North are on a potential crash course to meet in a regional semifinal for the second straight season. For that to happen, third-seeded North would have to defeat sixth-seeded South Elgin in an opening round, play-in game. East coach Pat Woods attempted a mock bracket for the regional and said he was proven “right on.” An East-North regional semifinal would be the crosstown foes’ fourth meeting of the season (East has won two of three), but Woods said he’s just glad the Saints seem to be

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Batavia’s Mike Rueffer drives around St. Charles East’s Cole Gentry during Saturday’s game in St. Charles.

on the right path.. The Saints scored backto-back, double-digit conference wins Friday against Streamwood and Saturday against Batavia. “I think a lot of people thought once we lost [Purdue-bound guard] Kendall [Stephens], we wouldn’t be as competitive or we’d struggle more, and I think we went though a small period of that week where we did, but I think we’re finding our groove now,” Woods said. “We always talk about peaking at the right time and I think we still have our best basketball ahead of us, and I think we’re hitting a pretty good stride right now.”

someone who’s going to play well for us here. There’s a lot of guys in [the Batavia locker room], if you were to talk, that would probably say ‘I could do a little bit better here tonight,’ including me.”

Eagles finding their form

Before his team earned wins Friday against Marmion and Saturday against St. Edward, Aurora Christian coach Pat McNamara bemoaned what he called a “one step forward, two step back kind of season so far.” The outlook for the Eagles might be brightening in light of their most recent performances, including Saturday’s 83-44 Masked man thrashing of a St. Ed team the Eagles lost Batavia senior forward Zach Strittmat- to early this season. ter has played with a protective mask One of the reason’s for Aurora Chrisfor the past week and will have to wear tian’s uptick has been the recent return of it for the rest of the season, according to starter Ryan McQuade from a knee injury Bulldogs coach Jim Nazos. that sidelined him for about two weeks. Strittmatter recently aggravated a slight “Ryan does a lot of things for us,” fracture in his nose that he originally suf- McNamara said. “He plugs up the middle fered in December, Nazos said. for us. He’s a really good shooter. He and In Batavia’s 57-28 loss to St. Charles [Johnathan] Harrell are our best shooters, East on Saturday night, Strittmatter went especially against zone defense, and he’s scoreless, but he was also wearing the one of our leaders.” mask the night before when he led the The Eagles begin postseason play a Bulldogs with 15 points and 11 rebounds week before the area’s larger schools, in a win against Elgin. starting out next Monday with an IHSA “He’s somebody who’s a big part of Class 2A Westmont Regional opener what we want to do,” Nazos said after against Somonauk. – Jay Schwab, the loss at East, one of the Bulldogs’ worst outings of the season. “I think he’s

COACH SLY SEZ ... Looked like the Kaneland boys had the Northern Illinois Big 12 East by the throat. Maybe not. The Knights still have a good chance to tie or win the conference outright but they sure didn’t do themselves any favors by losing to a down-inthe-dumps DeKalb team Friday, at home no less. The Knights might well have to win one of their last two conference games, both on the road against decent teams (Morris and Rochelle), to

win the conference. Kaneland has struggled to score points for much of the season, which gives a team a pretty thin margin for error when it comes to defense, rebounding and tracking down loose balls. So the Knights got bit by the Barbs, giving some of the other teams in the conference new life. • You can respond at blogs/sly.

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BURLINGTON CENTRAL IN BNC EAST PLAY What the Rockets did: Burlington Central continued to put its best face forward during conference play, snaring a key Big Northern Conference East win Friday against Richmond-Burton, 69-65. The first-place Rockets are 8-1 in BNC East games and 2-12 in the nonconference.



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‘Hope’ abundant for Adduci, Saints after win

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ST. CHARLES – Dom Adduci’s mother, Jill, put forth a tremendous effort off the court. Dom did the easy part – relatively speaking at least – in playing an excellent game on the court. It all came together for a special night for Adduci, a junior guard for the St. Charles East boys basketball team, and the Saints, who walloped Batavia, 5728, on Saturday on East’s Hoops for Hope night to fight cancer. A variety of fundraisers were tied to the game, including T-shirt and raffle sales, to generate revenue for the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Jill Adduci was the ringleader of a well-supported push to coordinate the event. Players on both teams dedicated the game to somebody in their lives who was affected by cancer. In Adduci’s case, that somebody is his mother. “I think four years ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and it was her idea to come up with this whole thing, and the plan for the night to donate for cancer and everything,” Adduci said. “I felt like I was playing for her and everything we did was for her, so it was really special for me, definitely.” The teams each wore matching, light blue Hoops for Hope T-shirts in warmups and big swaths of the crowd was also decked out in the shirts. East coach Pat Woods and his assistants wore special shoes for the event. “We always talk about as a teammate, being selfless, and giving up yourself for the good of the team, and [Sautrday night] we tried to make it a cause bigger than that, something that goes outside of basketball,” Woods said. “ … It was a great night [Saturday night]. I thought we had great support from the fans, our parents did a great job coordinating and all that. “I just thought overall it was a great night, and of course it helps that we won, too. That makes it even a little bit better.” That part of the evening was hardly in question after the Saints jumped to a 16-7 lead by

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St. Charles East’s Dom Adduci looks for a shot during Saturday’s game against visiting Batavia. the end of the first quarter. The Saints forced 13 turnovers in the first half and had the Bulldogs’ offense under duress virtually the entire game. Quick, active hands and purposeful traps by East (15-8, 8-3 UEC River) bothered the Bulldogs (10-13, 4-7 UEC River), who, like the Saints, were coming off a conference road win Friday night. “Taking care of the ball, first and foremost, has to happen,” Batavia coach Jim Nazos said. “But St. Charles East did a really good job of making sure that didn’t happen.” Adduci fed off the evening’s emotions in constructive fashion, scoring half of his 20 points in the opening quarter. Junior guard Micah Coffey scored 10 points to pace the Bulldogs. Despite his quality performance, Adduci considered his mother the real star of the night. “She was constantly talking about it, calling different people, getting everyone involved, the cheerleaders, Jersey Mike’s, all the sponsors,” Adduci said. “I give all the credit to her. It was amazing how hard she worked for it, and it definitely came all together.”

St. Charles North boys basketball sweeps Elgin: At Elgin, The St. Charles North boys basketball team held off a furious third quarter surge from Elgin to spoil the Maroons’ Senior Night and capture a 64-53 win in Upstate Eight Conference River play. St. Charles North (14-8, 7-4

UEC River) entered the third quarter with a 13-point lead, but after an 18-6 run by the Maroons (11-13, 2-9), highlighted by backto-back 3-pointers by junior Isaiah Butler and a deep 3 from senior Arie Williams, the North Stars’ lead was cut to one. The North Stars answered with a 10-3 run of their own to end the third quarter with an eight-point lead. Fueling the North Stars in the third and throughout the game was their solid shooting from the free throw line. St. Charles North coach Tom Poulin said his team’s physical play allowed it to get to the free-throw line (21 of 38 on the night) and the attempts at the line put them in position to win the game. “We always talk about getting out to a good start and winning the middle quarters and that is going to put you in a position where you need to be strong down the stretch at the foul line late,” Poulin said. The team also held the talented Williams to 10 points for the game and one point at halftime. St. Charles North senior Quinten Payne said the team worked in practice to prepare to stop Williams. “I thought we did a great job as a team trying to get [the ball] out of his hands and make other guys make plays,” Payne said. Payne lead the North Stars with 14 points, while Kyle Swanson added 10. Butler led Elgin with 18 points. The victory makes three straight wins for the North Stars.

WRESTLING St. Charles East, St. Charles North earn state wrestling beths: At Park Ridge, St. Charles North’s Wes Pasholk’s fourthplace finish in the 220-pound weight class at the Maine East Class 3A Sectional earned him more than a berth at next weekend’s IHSA State Wrestling Meet in Champaign. It also made him a member of a very exclusive group of North Star grapplers. The senior is only the third wrestler in the school’s history to advance to the state meet. “I’m excited as can be,” said Pasholk, who was also the only North wrestler to qualify for this year’s sectional. Pasholk will see several familiar faces at next weekend’s meet as four St. Charles East wrestlers placed high enough to also earn trips downstate. Twelve wrestlers competed in each weight class with the top four finishers advancing to the state meet. The day did not start well for Pasholk (29-6). He was pinned by Willowbrook’s Dan Draski in the championship semifinal. The loss dropped him into the consolation bracket. Pasholk won the consolation semifinal to advance to the third-place match against Brandon Vamarasi of Evanston. The bout was tied 1-1 with a minute left in the third period when Vamarasi took the lead and the match with a takedown. Junior Isaiah Vela (35-4) was the top finisher for the Saints by taking second place honors

in the 132-pound class. He faced undefeated Larry Early, a sophomore from Oak Park River Forest, for the title bout. Early (42-0) won the meet with a 3-2 decision. Three Saints earned fourth place honors: Ryan Rubino (356) at 106, Keone Derain (30-8) at 145 and Brad Kearbey (32-11) at 160. Rubino’s younger brother Anthony (32-10) finished fifth in the 113 weight class and was named as an alternate. He will only compete next week if one of the qualifying wrestlers at 113 have to drop out.

Goress leads Kaneland contingent to state wrestling: At

Rochelle, Kaneland wrestling coach Monty Jahns could tell early in the season that Dan Goress came back for his senior year more focused after crashing out in the preliminary round of the IHSA State Meet last year. After a summer of work, it was clear that his work ethic had taken a step up and that he had improved in every facet. But perhaps the clearest indication of Goress’ improvement was that Jahns didn’t want to get in the ring with him. “He’s that mean,” Jahns said with a smile. “I still did every once in awhile. It just takes longer to heal.” Goress swept through the 145-pound weight division Saturday at the Class 2A Rochelle Sectional, securing a return trip to Champaign for the state meet. He led a strong senior class that sent seven wrestlers to the sectional meet, with Esai Ponce and Zach Theis finishing in the top four on Saturday to also qualify for the state meet. Theis didn’t qualify for the state meet last year after finishing sixth in the sectional. But he won the meet, beating the thirdranked 285-pounder in the state according to llinoismatmen. com, Sterling’s Curtis Lilly, in the final. Ponce finished third in the 132-pound division, and he’ll head to the state championship for the second year in a row.

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Unfaithful spouses have been around since the beginning of time, and they’ve always been a source of gossip. Today there are all sorts of electronic ways to spread gossip, but an earlier method that’s very difficult for us to understand is 18th-century “lover’s eye” jewelry. Adultery back then could lead to losing your right to be king. Less-prominent lovers might be faced with a duel and death. So why advertise an affair? Perhaps it was a way to brag - or perhaps some of the stories about this jewelry are myths. In 1785, future King George IV and an older Catholic widow with whom he was romantically involved were united in a secret mock marriage. They knew he could not become king with a Catholic wife. So the story goes that the “almost king” commissioned special jewelry - two gem-encrusted brooches, each with a portrait of the other’s eyes. The lovers were sure no one else could identify their eyes. The brooches soon became stylish and many couples were wearing lover’s eye jewelry. Pins, rings, bracelets, pendants and necklaces were made. By the 1790s, special “mourning eye” jewelry was being made using portraits of the eyes of dead spouses or lovers. Eventually the pins

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the mold is its catalog number. When the company closed, the dies for the molds were sold. Another American company has been making tin molds from the old dies since the 1980s. Old pewter molds may contain lead and should only be used for display, since they might contaminate food. The value of pewter molds ranges from $50 to $100. A portrait of a pair of blue eyes and eyebrows is in the center of this antique “lover’s eye” brooch. A gold snake is curled around the edge of the frame. The brooch sold for $2,280 at a Skinner auction in Boston. was located in St. John, New Brunswick, from 1938 until about 1964. The pottery moved to Labelle, Quebec, after a fire at the St. John site. Beachcomber Ware was made in about 1958. Canuck Pottery went out of business in the 1970s. Show it to a local antiques dealer.

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The Grammy Awards – a night when pop’s best blend beautifully By CHRIS RICHARDS The Washington Post Well, that was kinda fun. And that was definitely fun. – the Gotham pop-rock troupe – up on stage Sunday night at the 55th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, snatching some of the evening’s most coveted prizes, including awards for best new artist and song of the year. But for the first time in too long, the Grammys telecast was a good time in and of itself – a refreshingly coherent celebration of our increasingly incoherent popscape. There were A-game performances, trophy-hoarders who deserved to win them and very few reasons to wince, grouse or wish you were watching “Downton Abbey.” Along with fun., the evening’s other big winners were Mumford & Sons, the British group whose blustery folk-rock collection “Babel” took home album of the year, and Australian pop singer Gotye, who won record of the year for his inescapable break-up anthem, “Somebody That I Used to Know.” His win came with a bonus shout-out from the little man holding the envelope. “I love this song,” Prince told a rapt audience before announcing the winner, making for some of the most dramatic nanoseconds in Grammy history. There were plenty of reasons to keep the volume on your TV cranked. Jack White turned in a ripping performance, Sting and Bruno Mars duetted with surprising vim, R&B singer Miguel introduced himself with velvety assurance, Taylor Swift opened the gig

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Taylor Swift performs at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. with some sparkle, and a resurgent Justin Timberlake delivered two brand-new, decidedly old-school soul tunes from his forthcoming album. J.T. wasn’t up for any awards, but he probably knows that at the Grammys, hardware isn’t always paramount. There are still millions of hearts and minds to win from behind the microphone. The Grammys telecast reinforced that idea, with more than 30 performers but only 11 trophy presentations. You still had to win on one front or the other, which made R&B visionary Frank Ocean the evening’s biggest disappointment. His excellent and deserving debut album “Channel Orange” lost best album honors to Mumford & Sons, while his wobbly performance of “Forest Gump” failed to eclipse the quiet intensity he summons so easily in the studio. (He didn’t go home empty-handed. “Channel Orange” won best contemporary urban album, and he shared a Grammy with Jay-Z, Kanye West and The-Dream for best rap/sung

collaboration.) The Black Keys were victorious on both fronts, romping on the Staples Center stage with Dr. John and winning three gramophone statuettes, including best rock album. (Keys frontman Dan Auerbach took another one home for producer of the year, non-classical). Meantime, fun. split the difference, taking home two awards after serving up a half-throttle rendition of their latest single, “Carry On,” beneath an artificial rainstorm. Even soggier: host LL Cool J’s opening monologue. “A Grammy isn’t just a shiny trophy to hold on to,” the rapper-turned-actor declared at the start of the show. “A Grammy is a dream come true.” Seventy dreams came true in a jiffy at Sunday’s pre-telecast ceremony at the neighboring Nokia Theatre. The evening’s first big surprise: Bonnie Raitt’s “Slipstream” trumped new and wildly popular albums from Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers and the Avett Brothers for best Americana album. “I was not expecting this!” Raitt gushed from the

podium. Nobody was. Lead Mumford Marcus Mumford seemed to be enjoying himself more alongside Mavis Staples, Zac Brown and others in a lovely tribute to the late Levon Helm. It followed the traditional “In Memoriam” segment, which included an image of Washington’s own “Godfather of Go-Go,” Chuck Brown, who died last May. After trimming 31 categories last year, the Grammys added three this year: best classical compendium, best Latin jazz album and best urban contemporary album, bringing the total up to 81. That made for plenty of artists to root for, along with some very big hits, including the three top-selling and seemingly omnipresent singles of 2012: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” (winner of record of the year); fun.’s “We Are Young” (winner of song of the year); and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” (snubbed!). And that reflects how music is selling these days. In 2012, overall music transactions reached a record high at 1.65 billion, but fans are buying music in smaller, cheaper portions. The sale of digital tracks continued to climb, but album sales – the most lucrative way for the record biz to make money – slumped last year, dipping 4 percent, to 316 million. 2012’s best-selling album? Adele’s “21,” which, in addition to winning album of the year at last year’s Grammys, is the first album to be a back-to-back annual bestseller since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking music sales in 1991.

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Charles Darwin (1809-1882), scientist; Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th U.S. president; Judy Blume (1938), writer; Arsenio Hall (1956), actor/ comedian; Josh Brolin (1968), actor; Christina Ricci (1980), actress.

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Boyfriend learns about past abortion Dear Abby: I just found out that my girlfriend of nearly four years had an abortion when she was in high school. I overheard her during a conversation she was having with someone. I later asked her what was implied when the name of her ex-boyfriend from high school was brought up. She proceeded to tell me what had happened and then said, “I never told you that?” Obviously, she never mentioned it to me because I certainly would have remembered something of that magnitude. My reaction is feelings of disgust, betrayal and of having been lied to. Am I overreacting or are my feelings warranted? – Feels Betrayed in Connecticut Dear Feels Betrayed: That depends upon whether you ever had a conversation with your girlfriend about her sexual

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips history during which you were supposed to tell each other “everything.” If so, then the omission was deliberate. If not, she was under no obligation to reveal that she had terminated a pregnancy during high school. Abortion is a deeply personal and often complex decision for women. Ultimately, I am told, most women feel a sense of relief after an abortion. However, many do not feel that it is something to celebrate and may not be comfortable sharing that they have had one. Dear Abby: My husband gives me gift cards for my birthday and special occasions, but

with it comes, “I want to know everything you buy!” I tell him it’s a gift and I shouldn’t HAVE to tell him what I use it for. If I do tell him what I bought, he invariably says, “Did you really need that?” It ruins the whole thing for me when I must reveal what I bought with the card. So who’s right – he or I? – Reluctant Recipient in Alaska Dear Reluctant Recipient: You are, for the reason you stated. The object of a gift is to bring pleasure, and there are few comments your husband could make that would put a bigger damper on your purchase than, “Do you really need that?” The next time he asks what you bought, tell him, “None of your beeswax!” •฀Write Dear Abby at www.

Multiple tests help find cause of incontinence Dear Doctor K: I’m a 65-yearold woman with urinary incontinence. My doctor isn’t sure what’s causing it, so I need to have urodynamic testing. What information will this test give my doctor? Dear Reader: Urodynamic testing is a series of tests that evaluate your urinary system in action. A doctor may want to do these tests if the cause of your incontinence isn’t clear. Perhaps your symptoms point toward more than one type of incontinence. Testing is also recommended if standard treatments haven’t helped. The urodynamic test is likely to include one or more of the following procedures: •฀Uroflowmetry฀measures฀ the amount of urine you produce and the rate of the flow. A slow flow might indicate an obstruction in the urethra or a weak bladder muscle. •฀Post-void฀residual฀volume฀ measures the amount of urine left in your bladder after you urinate. This is particularly valuable if you’ve had repeated urinary tract infections, if you have a neurological disorder, or if your doctor suspects a blockage is preventing your bladder from emptying properly. •฀Cystometry฀monitors฀how฀

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff pressure builds up in your bladder as it fills with urine, how much urine your bladder can hold and at what point you feel the urge to urinate. (I’ve put an illustration of this test on my website, AskDoctorK. com.) This test can reveal abnormal contractions or spasms of your bladder muscle; signs of stress incontinence; and evidence that your urethra is unable to close completely. If you have low urine flow, this test can show whether this is due to weak bladder contractions or a blockage. •฀Electromyography฀(EMG)฀ uses small electrode patches to help determine whether your nerves and muscles are working together to properly coordinate the activities of your bladder and urethra. •฀Cystography฀is฀an฀X-ray฀ test performed during cystometry or uroflowmetry. It can pinpoint the location of a blockage or reveal a urethra that doesn’t close tightly enough. •฀Video-urodynamic฀study฀ is a computerized test measur-

ing urine flow and pressure in the bladder and rectum. It may provide useful information about your bladder and urethral function, especially if you have problems urinating. Urodynamic testing can help your doctor pinpoint which of the many possible causes of urinary incontinence you may be suffering from – and thereby identify an effective treatment. Having said that, it also is true that the testing alone often is not sufficient to identify the cause of the incontinence. The medical history and physical examination performed by the doctor also are important. So, if your primary care doctor has not talked to you in detail about the problem, or done a physical examination related to the problem, be sure you have a medical history and physical examination by an incontinence specialist before any of this fancy testing is ordered. That will increase the likelihood you’ll get effective treatment.

•฀Dr.฀Komaroff฀is฀a฀physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. Visit www. to send questions and get additional information.

Finish year with home teachers Dr. Wallace: Last month I found out that I was pregnant, and this was a really big shock for my boyfriend and me. We have not been having sex regularly, and we always used protection on the few times we did. I’m a good student in 12th grade and planned to attend UCLA after high school, but everything has changed now. My boyfriend and I are very well suited for each other. He is in college. Our parents were very understanding and have encouraged us to get married, so we will marry during spring break. When I talked to my counselor, he said it was mandatory that I transfer to a continuation high school when my pregnancy becomes obvious. He explained the reason, and though I’m not happy about this, I understand why I have to leave this campus. My big concern is that when I enroll at UCLA they might be turned off because I went to a continuation high school. I’m sure you are aware that they do not have the best reputations. My baby is due in July, and I’d appreciate your views and advice. – Nameless, Anaheim, Calif. Dear Nameless: Because you’re in the 12th grade, there may be an alternative. When I was a high school principal in a district near yours (Garden Grove), we had much the same procedure regarding pregnancy. However, rather than having to attend a continuation school, you would have been allowed to finish your high school education at home. Teachers from your own school would come

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace to your home to teach three key classes (such as English, history and math). Each class would be 45 minutes long and instruction would begin at 3 p.m. and end at 5:15 p.m. If you passed these key classes, you would earn the same high school diploma as other graduates receive. There would be no mention on your transcript that you finished high school in home instruction. Contact your own school district officials to see if a similar program can be arranged for you. Dr. Wallace: I would like to give some advice to the girl who was concerned about her social life because she was going to have braces put on her teeth. I recently had my braces removed after wearing them for two years. I absolutely love my new smile. It really was worth the small inconvenience of extra brushing. And having braces does not mean guys won’t ask you out – believe me, they will. However, I would advise you not to date guys who wear braces, because you could possibly get “stuck” on each other for a long time! – Cindy, Ames, Iowa Dear Cindy: I can “picture the scene ...” Thanks for the firsthand information. •฀Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. E-mail him at



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• Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Friedrich Schiller, a German poet, philosopher, historian and playwright who died in 1805, said, “It is easy to give advice from a port of safety.” That would also be easy for me to say. Some declarers, though, instead of working safely in port to make their contract, take risks on the high seas of bad distribution. In this example deal, South is in three no-trump. West leads the heart eight (top of nothing), East wins with his king and shifts to the diamond queen. West correctly wins with his king and returns the 10, East overtaking with his jack. South ducks and wins the next diamond, West and dummy discarding hearts. How should South continue? North’s two-club rebid was New Minor Forcing, indicating at least game-invitational values and asking South to describe his hand further. Two no-trump denied three spades and four hearts. This auction kept dummy’s heart suit hidden momentarily, but resulted in the most damaging defense. Yesterday we saw that when North rebid a gameforcing three hearts, West led a club, the unbid suit. Then South took a safety-play in spades (cash the ace, followed by low to dummy’s 10) to ensure his contract. Even now it looks as though dummy’s spades will provide the necessary tricks. However, a cautious declarer will cash his club winners first. Here he learns that West started with four hearts (presumably), two diamonds and two clubs. He seems marked with five spades. So declarer cashes his spade ace and plays a spade to dummy’s 10.

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(866) 561-8676

360 N. Rte. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

118 Route 173 • Antioch, IL



111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

Barrington & Dundee Rds. • Barrington, IL





Barrington & Dundee Rds. • Barrington, IL

2145 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL




800 Dundee Ave. • East Dundee, IL



407 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL



13900 Auto Mall Dr. • Huntley, IL


1611 East Main Street • St. Charles, IL

AUTO GROUP - GARY LANG BUICK Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry


REICHERT BUICK 2145 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL


(630) 513-5353





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MOTOR WERKS HONDA Barrington & Dundee Rds. Barrington, IL





BULL VALLEY FORD/MERCURY 1460 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL





409A Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

1400 E. Dundee Rd., Palatine, IL






(224) 603-8611



ANDERSON VOLKSWAGEN 360 N. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

GURNEE VOLKSWAGEN 6301 Grand Avenue • Gurnee, IL

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Land Rover Lake Bluff

920 S. Milwaukee Ave. • Libertyville, IL

375 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

847-CLASSIC (252-7742)




920 S. Milwaukee Ave. • Libertyville, IL


1119 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL


119 Route 173 • Antioch

815/459-7100 or 847/658-9050


490 Skokie Valley Road • Highland Park, IL

1035 S. Rt. 31, One Mile South of Rt. 14 Crystal Lake, IL

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry


515 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan/Gurnee, IL

920 S. Milwaukee Ave. • Libertyville, IL

888/446-8743 847/587-3300



23 N. Route 12 • Fox Lake





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Barrington & Dundee Rds., Barrington, IL

River Rd & Oakton, • Des Plaines, IL






1460 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

771 S. Randall Rd. • Algonquin, IL



39 N. Rte. 12 • Fox Lake, IL





5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL 5220 Northwest Highway Crystal Lake, IL

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

425 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan/Gurnee, IL



225 N. Randall Road, St. Charles


River Rd & Oakton, • Des Plaines, IL

775 Rockland Road • Lake Bluff IL 60044 (Routes 41 & 176 in the Knauz Autopark)



1107 S Rt. 31 between Crystal Lake and McHenry

ST. CHARLES CHRYSLER AUTO GROUP - GARY LANG DODGE JEEP 1611 East Main Street • St. Charles, IL CHEVROLET Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL





130 Cedar Ave. • Lake Villa, IL

815/459-7100 or 847/658-9050

409 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL



5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL



770 Dundee Ave. (Rt. 25) • Dundee, IL 847/426-2000




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130 Cedar Ave. • Lake Villa, IL


Route 120 • McHenry, IL



200 N. Cook St. • Barrington, IL




(630) 513-5353

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry


1035 S. Rt. 31, One Mile South of Rt. 14 Crystal Lake, IL

1611 East Main Street • St. Charles, IL


206 S. State Street • Hampshire, IL

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry








5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL


2950 N. Skokie Hwy • North Chicago, IL

1320 East Chicago Street The Mazda Machine on Rt. 19, Elgin, IL




360 N. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL


2525 E. Main Street St. Charles, IL 60174

105 Rt. 173 Antioch, IL









111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

200 N. Cook Street • Barrington, IL

300 N. Hough (Rt. 59) • Barrington, IL


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