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SHOP ’TIL TIME DROPS BATAVIA CHALLENGE NETS MORE THAN $2K IN FOOD FOR LOCAL PANTRIES. PAGE 4

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State Sen. Karen McConnaughay, R-South Elgin, races against State Treasurer Dan Rutherford (far right) Monday during the Food Check-Out Challenge at Jewel-Osco in Batavia.

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Dressbarn to collect clothing during drive Dressbarn stores will collect clothing donations during the retailer’s S.O.S Send One Suit Weekend Donation Drive, March 7 to 10. Dressbarn stores across the country will serve as drop-off sites for new or gently used professional attire including suits, dress shirts, blazers, pants, dresses and shoes that will benefit women seeking to transition into the workforce.

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Geneva Alderman Ralph Dantino shares a moment with his wife, Nancy, in their Geneva home in December 2011. Ralph Dantino died Monday.

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Alderman Dantino dies at 56 Fifth Ward representative had 4-year battle with cancer By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Fifth Ward Alderman Ralph Dantino died Monday at his home after a four-year battle with cancer, friends said. Dantino, 56, was seeking his second term as alderman. Previously, Dantino served on the Geneva School District 304 board, was a former member of the Geneva Park District Foundation and the Geneva Plan Commission and was a past cochair of the St. Peter Barn Sale. Third Ward Alderman Dean Kilburg, one of Dantino’s longtime friends, said those who knew Dantino were saddened by his death. “He fought the brave fight,” Kilburg said. “He tried to maintain as much as a normal lifestyle as possible. He stayed so positive up to the very end. I’m sure in the back of his mind … he was well aware this was a battle he was not going to win.” Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns said the city’s flags would fly at half-staff in honor of Dantino. “Geneva has lost another of its longtime friends and a tireless advocate for our community,” Burns said in a statement. “Mr. Dantino’s contri-

butions were many, and his commitment to make Geneva a special place to call home will endure.” Dantino was diagnosed with appendiceal cancer in 2009 and was cancer-free after treatment. But in 2010, he developed a secondary cancer of the omentum, the membrane covering the front of the stomach. When Dantino became immune to chemotherapy, he went to the Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore for an intense surgical treatment called cytoreduction and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy or HIPEC. “It’s a very intense surgery,” Dantino said in 2011. “The cyto part is where they open up the abdomen and physically look at every spot in there and scrape off all the cancer. When that’s all done, the HIPEC is where they put chemo in you, slosh it around and let it sit for 90 minutes, then pump it out. It’s an eight- to 10-hour process.” But there were complications, and Dantino was hospitalized for nearly three months. Dantino had credited his wife of nearly 30 years, Nancy, with being supportive and an advocate, caregiver and constant companion. “I could not have done it

without her,” Dantino said. Early in June, friends hosted Rally For Ralph to raise money to help the family pay its medical bills and expenses. Dantino often came to city meetings, although sometimes his health required him to participate by phone. He announced he would seek another term as alderman in December, saying his health was good enough. “I am running again because I enjoy doing it,” Dantino said then. “I just want to keep the city running as smoothly and efficiently as it can, weathering the financial storm of the past four years.” Dantino was especially grateful for the outpouring of support at the Rally for Ralph, Kilburg said. “He said, ‘It’s not many people who have an opportunity to attend their own wake. In some ways, it was a great opportunity to say goodbye to people I will never see again. What a great blessing and I’m thankful – not so much for the gift, but for the opportunity.’ That was the depth and character of the man,” Kilburg said. “It was a brighter day than it is today.” Funeral arrangements are pending at Malone Funeral Home.

BATAVIA – A coffee jam and open mic event is set from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Unity of Fox Valley, 213 Webster St., Batavia. This variety show includes pop rock, jazz, classical and contemporary presentations. There is no admission (donations of $10 are appreciated) and refreshments are available. Those who sing, dance or play a musical instrument may call 630-879-1115. For information, visit www.unityoffoxvalley.org.

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Where did you grow up? Geneva Who would play you in the movie of your life? Tom Hanks First job? Selling carpeting As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A professional athlete. I became a school teacher instead. A book you’d recommend? The Bible Favorite charity? Christ Community Church in St. Charles, and I volunteer at the Geneva History Center. Favorite local restaurant? State Street Diner in Geneva What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I taught emotionally disturbed kids in Kentucky for seven years.

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‘Bully’ movie to be shown at Geneva church

Candidate forum set for March 14 in St. Charles

WHAT: A showing of the movie “Bully” is set. There is no cost. Stand for the Silent pledge cards will be available after the movie, along with discussion time. WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday WHERE: First Congregational Church of Geneva, 321 Hamilton St. INFO: For information, call 630-232-7143 or visit www.Genevaucc.org.

WHAT: An aldermanic candidate forum is set. All St. Charles candidates in all wards are invited to present their platform in a threeminute statement and answer questions from the residents. The entire St. Charles community is invited. The event is being organized by community group Concerned Coalition for Sensible Spending of St. Charles. WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. March 14 WHERE: Bridges Montessori Academy, 1713 Howard St., St. Charles

Geneva Mothers Club plans membership drive Sunday WHAT: The Mothers Club of Geneva has planned its winter membership drive. Meet current members, learn about service opportunities and club outreach, and enjoy hot chocolate and desserts. The event is free for nonmembers, and for those who join, the membership fee will be good through this year and next. WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday WHERE: The Sugar Path, 315 W. State St., Geneva INFO: For information, email info@mothersclubofgeneva.org. For information on the club, visit www.mothersclubofgeneva.org.

Free supper today at United Methodist in Geneva WHAT: An Italian winter supper is planned at the free Community Third Tuesday Supper event. The meal includes baked pasta with marinara sauce, Italian sausage and meatballs, hot vegetable, Caesar salad and garlic bread and the homemade dessert buffet. Hot dogs and chips are always available as an alternative meal. Diners may eat in the elevator-accessible dining hall or carry out their meal. 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. today WHERE: United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St. INFO: For information, visit www.thirdtuesdaysuppers.com or call 630-232-7120.

Star party headed to Hickory Knolls WHAT: A star party event is presented by the St. Charles Park District, www.iskywatch.com and www.onedarksky.com. Participants will join members of the Chicago Astronomers as they gaze into the night sky. There also will be a discussion of current trends and topics in the field. Bring a telescope if you have one. Advanced registration is required for this free program. WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles INFO: For information, visit www. stcnature.org.

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Shopping spree Batavia event nets more than $2,000 worth of food for local pantries By NICOLE WESKERNA

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nweskerna@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – State Treasurer Dan Rutherford and state Sen. Karen McConnaughay traded friendly barbs Monday before storming the aisles of Jewel-Osco in Batavia to stock two local food pantries with more than $2,000 worth of groceries. After six minutes had passed, each had filled several carts with more than $1,000 worth of nonperishable foods. Rutherford, who said this year was the first time he had participated in the Kane County Farm Bureau’s 12th annual Food Check-Out Challenge, beat his opponent by filling carts with $1,174.56 worth of food to benefit the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry. Rutherford said he purchased items that he likes and items he’s never heard of before. He joked that one of the secrets to his shopping success is having big hands. “It’s all for a good cause,” he said. “It adds a bit of levity while trying to call attention to a need we have.” McConnaughay, R-South Elgin, gathered $1,033.17 worth of products to donate to the Food for Greater Elgin pantry. She participated in the Food CheckOut Challenge in 2005. “Never in anybody’s imagination did we think we’d see the day there would be such a dramatic increase in the need for food,” she said. McConnaughay and Rutherford had five minutes to fill carts with nonperishable canned foods, along with foods containing corn, soy and wheat. They got a bonus minute from the farm bureau before scanning and checking out. Linda Dahms, director of the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry, said the food gathered Monday will provide about two weeks’ worth of food for about 1,600 people whom the pantry serves each month. “I’ve seen the need grow in the last four years,” she said. “It’s more than doubled in the last couple years.”

How to eat well on a tight budget: • Plan meals a week ahead of time. Include meals such as stews, casseroles and stir-fries that stretch expensive items into more portions. • Check for coupons, and ask about loyalty programs that offer extra savings. Look for specials on meat and seafood, which are often the most expensive items on a shopping list. • Compare prices by checking different brands and different sizes to determine which are the most economical. • Buy food in bulk. Family packs of chicken, steak or fish, and larger bags of potatoes and frozen vegPhotos by Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com etables will stretch the budget. • Purchase seasonal foods. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford loads his cart Monday to benefit the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry during the Food Check-Out Challenge at Jewel-Osco in Batavia. The event was sponsored by the Kane County Farm Produce that’s in season typically is Bureau and the Northern Illinois Food Bank. BELOW: State Sen. Karen McConnaughay, R-South Elgin, and less expensive than when it’s not in season. Purchasing fresh produce Rutherford share a laugh before participating in the challenge. before it’s completely ripe also can help fresh foods last longer. Dahms said the food pantry • Avoid convenience foods, such serves at least 30 new families as frozen dinners, pre-cut vegetaeach month. The pantry served bles and instant oatmeal. Preparing a record 450 families in Nothem from scratch is cheaper. vember. Dahms said on aver• Focus on foods that are cheap age, 380 families use the pantry year-round. Substitute beans for a monthly. less expensive protein. Eating carThe groceries in McConrots, green beans, potatoes, apples naughay’s cart will help feed the 1,000 families who use the and bananas are good choices. Food for Greater Elgin pantry • Get creative with leftovers. For each month. Sue Ericson, exexample, use leftover chicken to ecutive director of the pantry, make a stir-fry, chicken chili or put said having that much food is a it over a garden salad. huge help. Christopher Strupp said in Kane County, one in nine people are at risk of hunger, and of those at risk, one in five are children. He said most of the food bank’s partners have noticed as much as a 50 percent increase in people using their facilities in the past couple of years. “We don’t see that decreasing anytime soon,” he said. It was at the Food Check-Out Challenge that the Kane County Farm Bureau announced its Million Meal Challenge – a drive that sets the goal of donating the equivalent of 1 million meals to local food pantries through hunger relief efforts

Source: The U.S. Agriculture Department Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion such as the Food Check-Out Challenge. Steve Arnold, manager of the Kane County Farm Bureau, said the farm bureau has donated the equivalent of about 700,000 meals through its hunger relief efforts through the years. He said in honor of the farm bureau’s centennial, the organization aims to bring that number up to 1 million by the end of the year. “The bottom line is our association is all about farms and farms are all about food,” he said.

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Video store, restaurant leaving city closed within the past three years. Other recent closings in St. Charles include the Copper Fox Cafe at 305 W. Main St. It served breakfast, lunch and dinner. Owner Dimitrios Lolis was convicted in a bench trial last year of squeezing a waitress’s breast against her will. He has since filed court papers seeking a new trial or reversal of the conviction on claims that the judge didn’t adequately inform him of his right to a jury trial. Attempts to reach Lolis

were unsuccessful Monday, but a sign taped to the restaurant’s window had this message: “Thank you for allowing us to serve you. It has been a pleasure!” Inside, the restaurant appeared vacant of tables and chairs. Economic Development Director Chris Aiston said the Copper Fox closed within the last two weeks. The Copper Fox shared the same building as the shuttered Scotland Yard. The building is for sale, Aiston said.

The Salvation Army plans healthy eating classes

Webinar set at STC for people with disabilities

ST. CHARLES – The Salvation Army, 1710 S. Seventh Ave., will have free healthy eating classes for the Hispanic community from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 5, 7, 12 and 14. Registration is required. Call 630-377-2769, ext. 210, for English; and Connie at 630-377-2769, ext. 201, for Spanish.

ST. CHARLES – A webinar on state employment for persons with disabilities will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 27 in the Bisbee Conference Room of the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave. Presentations will be given by the Illinois Department of Employment Security about the Illinois Job Link program;

Central Management Services about the Successful Disability Opportunities program; and the Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services about client services. The webinar is free and open to the public. Call the library’s Outreach Services Department at 630-584-0076, ext. 219 or 269, for information.

By ASHLEY RHODEBECK arhodebeck@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – The last Blockbuster in the Tri-Cities is preparing to close. The St. Charles store at 2025 Lincoln Highway is among 300 Blockbuster stores closing nationwide, said Barbara Ellis, director of marketing for the company. She said its closing date depends on how long its inventory lasts. Blockbuster stores at 2712 E. Main St. in St. Charles and 1792 S. Randall Road in Geneva

Geneva • A long board and a snow board valued at $450 was reported stolen Sunday, Feb. 10, from a garage on the 700 block of Maple Lane. • Two credit cards, identification cards and $30 cash was

reported stolen Tuesday, Feb. 12, from a coin purse that was left on the roof of a car when the car left a house in the 100 block of Brentwood Place. • Stephanie M. Baldyga, 21, of the 800 block of Ohio Avenue, St. Charles, was charged, Friday, Feb. 15, with public intoxication.

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ST. CHARLES – The Easter Bunny is making his rounds through the St. Charles Park District. Each registered participant, ages 1 to 7, will have the opportunity to get a picture taken with the bunny and receive a chocolate treat. Parents, the bunny will call when he is on his way. The fee for one child is $17 for residents and $25.50 for nonresidents. Additional child fee is $3 for residents and $4.50 for nonresidents. Choose March 16 between 9 a.m. and noon or March 23 between noon and 3 p.m. For information, visit www.stcparks.org.

ST. CHARLES – A breakfast with the Easter Bunny event is set from 9 to 10 a.m. March 27 at the Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave. Children ages 1 to 6 can decorate their own bunny-face pancake for breakfast, color bunny pictures, have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and do the Bunny Hop. The fee is $9.50 a person for residents and $14.50 for nonresidents. Children 12 months and younger are free. Advanced registration is required for adults and children. For information, visit www.stcparks.org.

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Batavia Orchid Society show features hard-to-grow flora By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com WHEATON – The hundreds of orchids at the Batavia Orchid Society’s annual show displayed a variety of colors and shapes that defied the imagination. There were large and small orchids, some with speckled petals, sporting hues from pale green and butter yellow to blood-red and hot fuchsia. Some were smooth-petaled. Others looked like velvet. Some had a pouchlike purse. Others were simple with just three petals. Their scent suffused the air at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, where the two-day Chicago Suburban Orchid Show was this weekend. In addition to the intricate orchid displays, and some offered for sale, orchid society members also volunteered to show how to pot and care for orchids. Bob Keck of St. Charles and Suki Nax of Naperville demonstrated with live plants

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and a pile of wood chips. “If you plant it high, it won’t die,” said Keck, showing how the top of the orchid should be near the top of the pot. “If you plant it low, it won’t grow. If you bury it, you’ve buried it.” Orchid society member Cheryl Erins said orchid cultivation is an enjoyable hobby and environmentally worthwhile pastime. “I think this is important because we are showing people that anyone can grow orchids in their homes,” Erins said. “Also, we’re doing a lot to preserve orchids in the wild because the habitats are disappearing very quickly.” Erins, of Michigan, said she was just in Thailand and Malasia for the World Orchid

Conference. “Our guide told us to see the orchids today because tomorrow they won’t be here,” Erins said. “The poachers get them. They sell them on the black market.” Many are sold on the black market to escape regulation by Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, she said. Known as CITES, it is an international agreement between governments – including the U.S. – to ensure international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. “All of these orchids that come in without special tags on them, those are usually poached in the wild,” Erins said. “It’s really sad.” Larry Sexton of Batavia, a member of the orchid society and chairman of the show, said this year’s show was judged and featured 435 plants. Hundreds of orchid aficionados, newbies and the curious came to look at the species.

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Building classification will not get upgrade By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – The Batavia City Council on Monday rejected a recommendation from the Batavia Historic Preservation Commission to upgrade the historical classification of a building at 106 N. River St. from “contributing” to “significant.” “It is nothing more than an old frame building,” said 7th Ward Alderman Dave Brown, chairman of the Community Development Committee. “It doesn’t meet any of our codes.” Despite objections from Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke, the commission last month decided to stick with its recommendation to upgrade the building’s classification. Schielke contended there was no historical significance to the building other than the signs on it. “If it were to be demolished, the applicant would first have to apply to the city for a demolition permit,” Brown said. “We could make

it a stipulation that the signs be preserved.” Schielke had given commissioners a history of the building and the surrounding area, explaining how the area previously was frequented by farmers to obtain feed and farming equipment and bring milk to the nearby creamery. He was concerned that upgrading the classification of the building could hinder potential redevelopment of the property. “That is probably a prime site for redevelopment in the near future,” Schielke had said. Historic Preservation Commissioner Steve Vasilion told aldermen at last week’s Community Development Committee meeting that the commission’s biggest concern was making sure the building’s signs were preserved. “I agree the building is not in great shape,” he had said. “We are going to err on the side of preservation. We fully respect whatever you decide.”

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Lorella Marie (nee McCormack) Huff: Lorella’s family will host a memorial service to celebrate her life at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Geneva. An open house with refreshments will follow from 2 to 4 p.m. Donald “Harvey” McClurg: There will be a celebration of life service at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Portage United Methodist Church in Portage, Wis. Arsenio G. Sala: A memorial celebration of Arsenio’s life will be Memorial Day weekend at Garfield Farm Museum. Adolph “Bud” Shulske: A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St. (corner of Routes 64 and 25), in St. Charles. Interment will be private in Union Cemetery in St. Charles. Martha Turcany: The visita-

tion will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. After the visitation, a procession will travel to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 Main St. in Batavia, to celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Geneva.

8OBITUARIES LUCILLE ‘LUCY’ CHRISTENSEN

MARY L. GORZAK

Born: Sept. 14, 1926; in Chicago Died: Feb. 15, 2013; in Batavia BATAVIA – Lucille “Lucy” Christensen, 86, of The Holmstad Retirement Community, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Feb. 15, 2013, at Michealsen Heath Center. She was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Chicago. Lucy worked in the medical field as an office assistant for numerous doctors in the northwest suburbs. She worked at AWANA headquarters in Streamwood for a number of years. Lucy is survived by a son-inlaw, Donald Walker of Elgin; two grandchildren, Amy (Kevin) Socha of Itasca and Marcie (Michael) Sasso of Vernon Hills; two great-grandchildren, Eric Socha and Isabella Sasso; and a brother, Ray Ralston of Batavia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eric and Lillian Pearson; her husband, Richard; a daughter, Linda; a sister, Elaine (Gordon) Keith; and a sister-inlaw, Mary Ralston. The visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. in Batavia. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. Private interment will be in Fairview Memorial Park in Northlake. For information, call Moss Family Funeral Home at 630879-7900 or visit www.mossfuneral.com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

Born: July 4, 1916; in Chicago Died: Feb. 18, 2013; in St. Charles ST. CHARLES – Mary L.Gorzak, 96, of St. Charles, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Pine View Care Center in St. Charles. She was born July 4, 1916, in Chicago. Mary is survived by her two children, Anthony (Barbara) Gorzak of Sugar Grove and Diane (Bill) Schrik of Lowell, Ind.; six grandchildren, John, Steven, Anthony Jr. and Megan Gorzak, and Allen Pick Jr. and Rebecca (Brian) Ward; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Gorzak. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2900 E. Main St., St. Charles. Burial will be private. The visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Yurs Funeral Home in St. Charles. Contributions may be made to Pine View Care Center, 611 Allen Lane, St. Charles, IL 60174. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes.com. For information, call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

KATHI LEA HUBBARD Born: Jan. 17, 1956; in St. Charles Died: Feb. 8, 2013; in Fort Atkinson, Wis. ATKINSON, Wis. – Kathi Lea Hubbard, 57, of Fort Atkinson, formerly of St. Charles, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at her home. She was born Jan. 17, 1956, in St.

Charles, to Hans Edwin and Mary Jean Hubbard. She left Illinois after graduating from St. Charles High School in 1974 to attend modeling school for one year. She worked for Midland Bank in Milwaukee in 1975. From 1976 through 1987, she worked for a savings and loan company, and from 1987 until 2001, she worked as an Administration Manager for Kelly Manufacturing. She moved to Fort Atkinson and worked as an Administration Manager for a McDonald’s distribution company from 2002 to 2010. Kathi suffered from severe heart and lung problems and had surgery in 2012, which was difficult for her to recover from. She had several very good friends and many people who loved her. She had a big heart and took in every stray that crossed her path. Kathi had a good family and a lot of wonderful cousins. She played volleyball, softball, racquetball and had many trophies to show for it. Kathi is survived by her partner in life, Terry Heath; her brotherin-law, Jim LaDue of Geneva; her uncle, Keith (Mary Ellen) Anderson of Geneva; a nephew, Jeremy (Christie) LaDue of St. Charles; a niece, Lisa (Chris) Perry of Sugar Grove; three great-grandnieces and nephews, Matt, Emma and Aiden Perry; and her best friend and sister in life, Teresa (David) Greene of St. Charles. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Karen LaDue. A memorial celebration of her life is planned for a later date. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes.com. For information, call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

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How fast has the price of fuel increased? According to the Daily Fuel Gauge report maintained by the AAA Motor Club, the average price of a gallon of gasoline has increased in the Chicago area by 19 percent in a month. Feb. 18: $4.05 a gallon Jan. 18: $3.41

Source: AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report nities in Kane County stood around $3.95 a gallon. Throughout the Chicago area, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded stood at $4.05 a gallon, according to the AAA Motor Club’s Daily Fuel Gauge report. That represented an increase of about 19 percent from one month ago, when gas sold for an average of $3.41 a gallon. Gas prices normally begin to rise in mid-spring in preparation for the onset of summer driving season and the switch to cleaner burning summer fuel blends. But this year, the price rise came weeks earlier than normal, said Pete Mancini, president of St. Charlesbased fuel distributor and gas station operator Parent Petroleum.

“It seems like the last three years, the price rise has come earlier and earlier,” Mancini said. “And this one is the earliest yet.” Mancini said the price increase seems to be tied to the price of crude oil from which the gasoline is refined. The price of benchmark commodity West Texas Intermediate crude has increased since mid-December from around $85 a barrel to about $97 a barrel, an increase of 14 percent, according to spot price data provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Mancini said there is “no shortage” in the supply of gasoline or any sudden spikes in demand. Mancini and Carls said they expect customer complaints will increase with the price of fuel. Mancini said he expects it will top $4 a gallon locally soon and may push higher still. He thinks it will stop short of the local record of around $4.50 a gallon. “When you start hitting that $4, $4.10 mark, people really start complaining,” Mancini said. “And you start feeling the pinch because it hurts to put $60 into your fuel tank at one time.”

8LOCAL BRIEFS Taoist Tai Chi Society to celebrate grand opening ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles location of The Taoist Tai Chi Society is celebrating the grand opening of its Charlestowne Mall center from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature speakers who will discuss their experiences of the health benefits and cultural impact of tai chi, demonstrations of Taoist Tai Chi, a performance of the lion dance by members of the Chicago Chinese Cultural Center Lion Dance troupe and a light lunch. This event is open to the public, and families are encour-

aged to attend. The center is located on the lower level of the mall, next to Carson’s. For information, call 630-443-3489, email stcharles.il@taoist.org or visit www.midwest.usa.taoist. org/classes/foxvalley.shtml.

Landscape designer to speak at Lunch and Learn CAMPTON HILLS – Landscape designer Meagan Provencher will highlight new plants, improved varieties and underused old favorites at the First Tuesday Lunch and Learn program set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 5 at Wasco Nursery and Garden Center, 41W781 Route

64. The cost is $10 and includes a box lunch. Advanced registration is required by March 1. Register in person, by phone at 630-584-4424 or by email at info@wasconursery.com.

Cat, kitten adoption day set at Aurora pet boutique AURORA – Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets has planned a cat and kitten adoption day from noon to 4 p.m. March 9 at Healthy Pet & Boutique, 2620 N. Farnsworth Ave., Aurora. For information, call 630-406-8460 or visit www.helpinganimals. org.

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Randy Carls has received positive feedback from customers in the two months after opening a Campton Hills gas station and convenience store, the Outpost Marathon station on Route 64, just west of LaFox Road. “Our customer base has been growing by the day,” said Carls, president of Hinckley-based Carls Oil Company. “We’ve really appreciated the response of the people here in Campton Hills. “People really seem to appreciate what we’ve added to the community.” But in the past month, Carls said the comments about the store also have been accompanied by concern about the price of the primary product the station sells – gasoline. “Believe me, I hate it, too, just as much as anyone,” Carls said. “Because I have to pay for it just like everyone else.” In the past month, gas station operators in Kane County and elsewhere have been the bearers of bad news for motorists because the price of fuel has quickly increased. Monday, the price of regular unleaded gasoline in the Tri-Cities and nearby commu-

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Collision victim recalled as good businessman By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – David Schele is being remembered as a businessman who looked out for his customers. Schele, 61, of Sugar Grove, died Friday in a two-car collision at the intersection of Randall Road and McKee Street in Batavia. He owned and operated Close Encounters Collision Center in North Aurora for 30 years. “He certainly was a good businessman from the standpoint of working with people,” North Aurora Village President Dale Berman said. Over the years, Schele had worked on Berman’s cars. “He did good work on my cars,” Berman said. Schele also was generous to the community, he said. Berman said he donated prizes for the North Aurora Lions Club dinner dance. Schele’s family could not be reached for comment. Police continue to investigate the cause of the colli-

sion, which happened at 6:22 p.m. at the intersection. One vehicle was occupied by two people, who were treated and released at the scene, police said. The other was occupied by Schele, who was taken to Delnor Hospital. Schele was a 1970 West Aurora High School graduate, according to his obituary at www.daleidenmortuary. com. Survivors include his son, David A. Schele of Sugar Grove; his mother, Elaine Schele; three brothers, Gary (Kathy) of Beloit, Wis., Robert of Valparaiso, Ind., and Brian (Cindy) of Sandwich; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert J. Schele, in 2001. The visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at The Daleiden Mortuary, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora., with funeral services at 1 p.m. Entombment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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Fire causes minor damage to garage By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – A fire outside of a residence caused an estimated $1,000 in damage Monday to a garage in the 1400 block of Orion Road in Batavia. No one was injured. Firefighters responded at 12:37 p.m. for a possible garage fire.

When they arrived on the scene, firefighters found a bale of straw burning next to the garage. The fire did not extend to the brick house, Batavia Battalion Fire Chief Jami White said. Firefighters had the fire under control at 12:46 p.m. and left the scene at 1:30 p.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation, White said.

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8LOCAL BRIEF Kaneland school to host clothing, toy resale event ELBURN – A clothing and toy resale event is set from 6 to 9 p.m. April 5 and 8 a.m. to noon April 6 at John Stewart Elementary School, 817 Prairie Valley St., Elburn. Payment by check and cash will be accepted.

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BATAVIA – Crystal Skipworth tried to keep her nerves under control while she stood in front of the cameras in BATV’s studios Sunday and acted out Jeff Byrne’s short story, “Foul Play At The Fairgrounds.” “No matter how many times you perform, you are going to be nervous,” the 23-year-old Geneva resident said afterward. Skipworth is a contestant in BATV’s reality show, “Project Publish,” which is broadcast live from BATV’s studios at Batavia High School on Sundays through March 24. Each week, a performer is randomly paired with a writer. The contestants were chosen after recent auditions at the Batavia St. Charles public libraries. Skipworth said she was challenged by the restrictions presented to the contestants. Performers had only 2 minutes, 15 seconds to act out the short stories. “I struggled with how I was going to get all the words out,” she said. She earned rave reviews from the three judges – published St. Charles author Don Bingle; Amber Mitchell, owner and artistic director of Geneva-based theater-education program, Stageworks; and guest judge Scott Rolf, a filmmaker who is the executive director of the Geneva Film Festival. But Byrne had a hard time winning over the judges, and he became the first writer eliminated from the show. Byrne, 41, of North Aurora, wasn’t taking the loss too hard. “I felt I wrote a fairly strong piece,” he said. “This was the first time I’ve written anything for someone else to perform. I think she did a great job.” The judges did not have to eliminate a performer after Vicki Agustsson announced that she had to drop out of the competition because of other commitments.

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Judges (left to right) Don Bingle, Scott Rolf and Amber Mitchell watch Vicki Agustsson perform during Sunday’s taping of BATV’s reality show “Project Publish.” “Project Publish” also pits brother against brother. Eric Poulos, a senior at Batavia High School, and his older brother, Stephen Poulos, are performers in the competition. “We think of it as good TV,” Eric Poulos said. “We hope there will be a face-off

between each other.” The idea for the show came from local writer and St. Charles resident Richard Graves, host and creative director of “ Project Publish.” Graves had bemoaned the fact that writers have a hard time generating an audience during open mic events in a

humorous poem he wrote titled “Open Mic Mania.” BATV community TV station intern and “ Project Publish ” producer Kimberly Kozar heard Graves read the poem during last year’s Art in Your Eye festival in Batavia and decided to bring his idea to life.

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GENEVA – Adella M. Granquist, of Geneva, the widow of Herb Granquist who started the annual Granquist Music Competition more than 40 years ago in the city, died Wednesday in El Cajon, Calif. The annual competition, held during the Swedish Days festival, is hosted by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Jean Gaines said she worked with both Granquists throughout the years to put on the music competition. “That is sad, but she’d had some heart problems through the years,” Gaines said. “She was just a sweet little lady … always willing to help with the contest and follow Herb’s lead.” The Granquist Music Competition, started in 1970, is the largest music competition in Illinois with more than 2,000 participating. Granquist was a music educator and wanted to promote music performance, competition and education, according to the chamber. Herb Granquist died in 2006. Funeral services are scheduled in April at Malone Funeral Home in Geneva.

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OPINIONS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The wrong side of history To the Editor: Though not surprised, I was disappointed my state senator, Kirk Dillard, voted against legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois on Thursday. Dillard is apparently locked into the self-destructive Republican mindset that opposes every progressive improvement in our society favored by the Democratic Party. But the drive for same-sex marriage, now legal in nine states and Washington, D.C., should not be a partisan political issue. It is purely a civil rights issue, something I’ve promoted and worked to achieve for over half a century. Last century, my focus was on full civil rights for African Americans, and I have always been proud of having played a tiny, individual role in seeing that dream of equality come to fruition. Alas, man’s capacity to discriminate against his fellow citizens is tough to stamp out. Here we are, 13 years into the 21st century, and we’re still engaged in the latest campaign to grant full civil rights to a minority class that wants nothing other than to live and love in peace, doing no

harm whatsoever to those denying them that basic right. The “do no harm” standard is the essence of when a majority must be prevented from legally exercising discriminating behavior against others. Sadly, just one of 19 Republican state senators, Jason Barickman of Bloomington, broke with this outmoded Republican mindset to deny marriage equality to all Illinoisans. Now the marriage equality measure moves to the Illinois House, where its passage is still not assured. Besides Barickman, one other prominent Republican, Illinois State Republican Chairman Pat Brady, has parted company with the Republican mainstream to support marriage equality in Illinois. My state representative, Sandy Pihos, has rebuffed all my entreaties these past five years to support marriage equality. I hope she will consider long and hard the courageous vote of Sen. Barickman, and the succinct words of her state party chairman Brady: “Our party is on the wrong side of history.” Walt Zlotow

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World needs to plan for when sky falls By RUSH HOLT and DONNA F. EDWARDS Special to the Washington Post A meteor broke apart over rural Russia on Friday morning, injuring at least 1,200 people. Hours later, an asteroid known as 2012 DA14 passed about 17,000 miles above Earth’s surface – a close shave in astronomical terms, passing nearer than many of our communications satellites. One was predicted; the other was not. These events were unrelated, but they underscore how crucial it is that nations know, quickly, what is falling from the sky and what, if any, dangers are posed.

Every day about 40 tons of space debris hit the atmosphere, burn and settle to Earth, NASA has found. The vast majority of the detritus consists of meteoroids no larger than a grain of sand, but even tiny specks pack a wallop: A typical meteor hits Earth traveling at least seven miles per second, at least 30 times faster than a bullet shot from a handgun. That is why a tiny meteoroid can make such a spectacular shooting star. According to the Russian Academy of Sciences, the meteor that disintegrated over Siberia on Friday weighed in the neighborhood of 10 tons. It was thought to

be traveling at 10 to 12 miles per second when it broke apart. Every year or so, such a meteor blazes through the sky somewhere over Earth. But every 100 years or so, Earth is hit by a meteor large enough to cause much more significant devastation. Such an impact occurred in 1908 in Tunguska, Russia, when a meteor 100 feet or so in diameter exploded in the Siberian wilderness, releasing about 1,000 times the amount of energy as the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima. And every 100 million years or so, Earth is hit by a meteor large enough to cause

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mass extinctions, like the one at the end of the age of dinosaurs. These threats are minuscule on a day-to-day basis, but surely any existential threat to the human race must be taken seriously. To help get a handle on this danger, NASA coordinates the Near-Earth Object Program, which searches for and tracks asteroids and comets that could approach the earth. About 10,000 near-Earth objects have been discovered, including nearly 900 with a diameter of roughly a kilometer or larger. None is expected to hit Earth anytime soon, but many large objects are believed to remain undetected.

When something explodes or falls from the atmosphere, the world needs to know what it is. Impacts like what occurred in Russia on Friday are certain to occur. We should make the investments necessary to track nearEarth objects and prepare for disasters of all kinds.

• Rush Holt is a physicist and former assistant director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. He represents New Jersey’s 12th District in the U.S. House. Donna F. Edwards, who represents Maryland’s 4th District, is the ranking Democrat on the House subcommittee on space.

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GENEVA LOOKS FOR ANOTHER STRONG DEFENSIVE EFFORT AGAINST WHEATON WARRENVILLE SOUTH IN TONIGHT’S BARTLETT SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL. PAGE 16 Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com

Geneva’s Sami Pawlak grabs the ball out of the hands of Batavia’s Liza Fruendt during a game last month.

LOOKING FORWARD: THE WEEK AHEAD IN KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE SPORTS Wednesday Coverage of tonight’s girls basketball sectional action. Geneva faces Wheaton Warrenville South in an IHSA Class 4A Bartlett Sectional semifinal. The Vikings will try to turn the tables after the Tigers eliminated them from the postseason last season. In Class 3A, Burlington Central plays Marian Central in a Genoa-Kingston Sectional semifinal.

Thursday Preview coverage of the IHSA Boys Swimming and Diving State Meet. The state meet takes place Friday and Saturday at New Trier as swimmers from St. Charles and Marmion hope to earn state hardware.

Saturday We preview the boys basketball postseason for area teams in classes 3A and 4A. Regionals begin Feb. 25 for boys basketball teams in the larger classes.

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njuries and post-heavy personnel prompted a shift in the Geneva girls basketball team’s defensive approach this season. Instead of using their traditional 1-2-2 full-court diamond press, the Vikings aim to create more half-court havoc. Wheaton Warrenville South ended Geneva’s season in the sectional semifinals last winter by consistently beating the press, then won in December against a Geneva group in transition. Tonight, the Vikings and Tigers will renew their rivalry in an IHSA Class 4A Bartlett Sectional semifinal. For as much as Geneva has changed in the past year, it still relies on the same key principle. “Having the mentality that my kid’s not going to catch the ball, and if my kid does catch the ball, she’s not going to score,” Vikings coach Sarah Meadows said. Geneva (19-10) progressively scaled back its pressure after speedy junior guard Michaela Loebel suffered a seasonending ACL tear in November. Classmate Sidney Santos, initially slotted as a center, embraced and adjusted to full-time ball-handling duties. Fellow 6-footer Abby Novak began guarding the other team’s point guard when the Vikings defended opponents man-to-man. Of late, that’s been a sound alignment for Geneva. With the Vikings playing a 1-2-2 zone to begin last week’s 4A St. Charles East Regional final, the host Saints jumped to an early double-digit lead behind solid shooting. Meadows called for man-to-man to start the second half, and the Vikings soon found themselves running to a rout, outscoring East, 35-10, after the break while limiting the Saints to 3 for 25 shooting. “If we play defense like we did on Thursday, that’s a big factor for us coming in [today],” Meadows said. “We’ve got to play solid defense and win the game there.” Some aspects of Wheaton Warrenville South’s attack ought to mirror Geneva practices. The Tigers (27-3) often run a wheel offense, which has helped the Vikings throughout the season, including during their current seven-game winning streak. The Tigers, winners of 13 in a row, still differentiate themselves with the presence of Division I-bound players Diamond Thompson (Notre Dame) and Meghan Waldron (DePaul). Thompson, a 6-4 senior transfer from Montini, collected 12 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks in the Tigers’ 58-47 win against Geneva on Dec. 20. While Mead-

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Geneva’s Sidney Santos grabs a rebound during their Feb. 14 St. Charles East Regional championship win over St. Charles East. The Vikings face Wheaton Warrenville South today in an IHSA Class 4A Bartlett Sectional semifinal. ows has been especially vocal about containing Thompson during recent practices, the Vikings see their development in the two months since that game as a built-in benefit. “The first time we played them, we were completely out of position. That was the first half of the season; like we’ve already said, that’s like a different team,” said Geneva senior center Sami Pawlak, a Nebraska-Omaha recruit. “The first time we played them, we stayed with them until the third quarter, and then we dropped it for some reason. I’m not going to say we’re overly confident, but we have confidence in ourselves.” Much of that stems from the Vikings’

versatility, including strong rebounding from their guards. With Wheaton Warrenville South missing two starters to torn ACLs – including senior guard Sierra Bisso, who scored 11 points in the December game – Geneva isn’t shy about turning the tables on the Tigers. As usual, defense is the starting point, with the focus only shifting to a smaller area of the court. “It’s totally different for us, because we’re used to getting up and pressing and playing a little faster,” Meadows said. “There’s times in our game that we do get out and run, but we’ve got to be more disciplined against this team.”

TUESDAY Boys basketball: St. Charles East at Riverside-Brookfield, 7 p.m.; Montini at Aurora Central Catholic, 7:30 p.m.; Mooseheart vs. Faith Lutheran at 1A Westminster Christian Regional, 6 p.m. Girls basketball: Geneva vs. Wheaton Warrenville South at 4A Bartlett Sectional semifinals, 6 p.m.: Burlington Central vs. Marian Central at 3A Genoa-Kingston Sectional, 7:30 p.m. Wrestling: St. Rita vs. Marmion at Class 3A Hinsdale South Dual Team Sectional, 6 p.m. WEDNESDAY Boys basketball: St. Francis at Wheaton Academy, 7:30 p.m.


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CLASS 2A 145 pounds Championship Goress (Kaneland) def. Sepke (Montini, dec. 3-2 285 pounds Fifth place Theis (Kaneland) def. Mauk-O’Connor (Northside), fall 2:26 CLASS 3A 106 pounds Third place Piotrowski (Prairie Ridge) def. Bosco (Marmion), fall 7:49 OT 120 pounds First place Jimenez (Marmion) def. Pique (Sandburg), dec. 3-0 132 pounds Championship Fisher (Marmion) def. Early III (Oak ParkRiver Forest), fall 1:45 285 pounds Fifth place Calamari (Barrington) def. Fritz (Marmion), dec. 3-1 OT

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Kaneland’s Dan Goress greets Brooklyn Olivia after he returned to the Maple Park school. Goress won the 145-pound Class 2A state championship Saturday in Champaign after defeating Montini’s Michael Sepke with a 3-2 decision.

“You can tell yourself, ‘I’m going to be a state champ,’ but if you don’t do anything about it, it ain’t ever going to happen,” Dan Goress Kaneland 145-pound senior wrestler A head-in-the-hole, front side cradle. Just 1:45 after the match started, Fisher won by a fall, giving him the second state title of his career. “It was an instinct. That’s all we’ve been working on the past four years, and I get in that position, I go straight to it,” Fisher said. “His leg was there and I went for it, usually I don’t. … But, I mean, it’s the finals. Go for it all, so I went for it. And I ended up pinning

him.” Marmion produced four placers among its seven state qualifiers, as St. Charles products Anthony Bosco (fourth at 106) and Alex Fritz (sixth at 285) earned podium trips before the weekend’s final session of wrestling. Fritz, a 37-16 senior, earned placewinner status for the first time in four career state berths. A junior, the 37-10 Bosco engaged in a scoreless duel with Prairie Ridge freshman Travis Piotrowski in the third-place bout before Piotrowski hit a surprise cradle and finished with a pin in the second overtime tiebreaker. “It’s definitely disappointing knowing that I could’ve won,” Bosco said. “It definitely was not my best tournament of the year. I felt good about battling back to the third-place match, it’s just disappointing to think that I couldn’t finish it.”

It’s still possible for Bosco – and all other Cadets not named Jimenez or Fisher – to close the season with a victory. After rolling to the title at the 3A Naperville Central Regional two weekends ago, Marmion clinched the program’s first trip to team dual sectionals. Marmion faces St. Rita in the Hinsdale South Sectional at 6 p.m. today, and would advance to the Feb. 23 dual team state tournament in Bloomington with a victory. “One more week,” Bosco said. “We’ve got to get that team state title.” Marmion has enjoyed multiple placers for much of this decade, including champs Jimenez and Angelo Silvestro last season. For Kaneland, the feat is more rare. With senior 285-pounder Zach Theis’ fifth-place run coupled alongside Goress’ success, the Knights sent two athletes to the podium for the first time since the early 1990s, Kaneland assistant Jeremy Kenny said. Goress is the school’s first state champion since assistant Scott Brewer won in 1993.

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CHAMPAIGN – Dan Goress might wrestle in college after graduating from Kaneland this spring. He might also enter the workforce. Or perhaps he’ll join the military. The future isn’t yet Goress’ to grasp, he knows, but he is quite certain of one thing. He couldn’t have felt much surer of himself than he did late Saturday night. Goress downed Montini senior Michael Sepke, 3-2, for the Class 2A state title at the University of Illinois’ Assembly Hall. “You can tell yourself, ‘I’m going to be a state champ,’ but if you don’t do anything about it, it ain’t ever going to happen,” Goress said. “And it starts every day with waking up. Running, your diet. Practice. Watching film. That’s what it comes down to.” Goress (42-3) secured the third of the Chronicle-area’s three state titles after multiple-time champions Johnny Jimenez (120) and George Fisher (132) – longtime friends from St. Charles – delivered for Marmion in 3A. A junior, Jimenez (48-2) won his third state title in as many seasons by again defeating Sandburg senior Sebastian Pique. One week after topping his offseason practice partner, 10-2, in a Shepard Sectional semifinal, Jimenez won, 3-0, and started remembering the times he watched the state meet as a youngster. “Now that this is my third [title], I feel like I’m just like everyone else up there when I was little,” Jimenez said. “So it just feels really great now knowing that I did this myself. I’m definitely going to keep working hard for my fourth.” To date, Jimenez is 111-7 in his prep career and has just one loss against Illinois opposition – a Dvorak tournament defeat against unbeaten 1A champion Josh Alber of Dakota. Jimenez’s earlier titles – at 103 in 2011 and at 113 last season – came in 2A. Throughout the winter, Jimenez and his teammates reiterated how the recent jump to 3A did not or would not faze them. Such a move seemed minuscule when weighed against the Cadets’ traditionally daunting schedule of national tournaments. For Fisher (47-4), a Michigan-bound senior, a seasonlong practice drill ultimately put him over the top. Opposing Oak Park-River Forest sophomore Larry Early III, who entered the title bout at 45-0, Fisher spotted the chance for a maneuver he works every day in the Cadets’ mat room.

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8SPORTS BRIEF Aurora Christian boys cruise to regional win WESTMONT – The Aurora Christian boys basketball team crushed Somonauk, 80-44, on Monday in a first-round IHSA Class 2A Westmont Regional game. “We really moved the ball,” Eagles coach Pat McNamara said. “I thought that was the big difference in the game for us on the positive side. … Our guys were real unselfish and got the

ball to the shooters tonight.” Johnathan Harrell scored 20 points, Ryan McQuade added 14 and Paxton Singer had 10 for Aurora Christian (17-11). The Eagles advance to a regional semifinal Wednesday night against St. Edward. The Eagles split a pair of meetings during the regular season with the Green Wave, winning the most recent one handily in Aurora. – Kane County Chronicle

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Marmion’s George Fisher jumps into the arms of assistant coach Joe Silvestro after winning the IHSA Class 3A 132-pound championship. Fisher pinned Oak Park-River Forest’s Larry Early III in the first period during the IHSA state meet in Champaign.

Theis takes fifth with pinfall • WRESTLING Continued from page 15 Theis (36-8) used his cradle to secure a fall against Chicago Northside’s Ben MaukO’Connor early in the second period of the fifth-place bout. “I came into the season knowing I had the chance to Zach Theis get to state,” said Theis, also an all-state offensive lineman during football season. “I got to state and just thought I might as well do some damage. See what I can do.”

St. Charles East junior Isaiah Vela (132) and Marmion’s Jake Field (126) and Cody Snodgrass (195) were eliminated from the 3A draw Saturday morning after losing wrestleback quarterfinals. All three finished one victory away from placing in the top six. Like the area’s three champions, they carried the same aspirations and certainly could attest to Goress’ resolve. “I didn’t care if they put a bulldozer in front of me. I wasn’t going to lose,” Goress said. “I might never wrestle again, so why go out on a bad note? I’m not here to impress anybody. I’m here to win.”


QUICK READ Kevin Druley more physically. ... We couldn’t do anything else, because I was beating him.” Kenny, in his sixth season at his alma mater, grinned and agreed. “I had the weight advantage on him significantly at the beginning of the year. I wanted to frustrate him. I know the kid. I’ve been working with him for four years and trying to figure out the best way to coach him,” Kenny said. “This year, I wrestled him. I didn’t try to overwhelm him and stuff, I just wrestled him. “Every single day we worked on stuff, he started listening nonstop, picked up on stuff. We kind of butted heads sometimes. I yelled at him sometimes. He yelled at me sometimes. And what he said is absolutely true. I could beat him at the beginning of the year. This week, up to this tournament, I couldn’t beat him anymore. I knew he was ready to go.” Move it: Northside coaches approached Kaneland coach Monty Jahns and Kenny moments after Knights senior 285-pounder Zach Theis won by a fall against the Mustangs’ Ben Mauk-O’Connor in the fifth-place bout. Their message to Jahns and Kenny: They had told MaukO’Connor to beware of the very move with which Theis won the match, his cradle. “I didn’t do it as much this year as last year, but just if it’s there, I’m going to go for it, because it’s a good and solid move and I can lock it up, usually,” Theis said. Theis cited his “long arms and good grip” as keys to the cradle. He’ll be able to use just one of those attributes as an offensive lineman bound for the Carroll University (Wis.) football program. • Kevin Druley is a sports writer for the Kane County Chronicle. He can be reached at 630-845-5347 or kdruley@ shawmedia.com.

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CHAMPAIGN – Kaneland and Marmion shared the pair of Class 2A mats at past IHSA state wrestling tournaments before the Cadets bumped up to 3A this season. Today, the Knights and Cadets are re-united in this column as the class of Kane County Chronicle-area competitors at the University of Illinois’ Assembly Hall. Here’s a look at a few followup tidbits from state wrestling weekend: Team room: Marmion hopes to return to the Interstate 74 corridor as part of the dual team state tournament Saturday at Bloomington’s U.S. Cellular Coliseum. Individual state champions Johnny Jimenez (120 pounds) and George Fisher (132) will lead the Cadets into tonight’s Hinsdale South Sectional, where a victory against St. Rita would give Marmion one of eight berths at team state. Marmion advanced 13 athletes from regionals to sectionals and seven from sectionals to state, helping the Cadets remain focused on a bonus state series this month. “We’re going to smile and we’re going to be happy for the next few hours,” Cadets coach Ryan Cumbee said Saturday night. “And then [Sunday] morning, we take the bus right back to practice. And it’s time to lose weight again, and it’s time to get serious, and it’s time to win a team state title. Individual titles are great, but team state titles are better, because you can celebrate with everybody. That’s what we’re gunning for.” He thrilled Kenny: Kaneland senior 145-pounder Dan Goress tangled with Knights assistant Jeremy Kenny in the mat room throughout the season. A former Kaneland state qualifier at 171 pounds, Kenny challenged Goress in the early going before Goress routinely got the better of their encounters en route to the 2A crown. “At the beginning of the season, I couldn’t deal with it. It was very overwhelming for me, but toward the end of the year, I think it was the opposite for him,” Goress said. “I don’t think he could handle it any-

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Maybe next time St. Charles North was originally scheduled to play Morgan Park on Sunday in a shootout at Gordon Tech, but the event’s schedule was changed. “They’re scared. They backed out. They saw us down at Pontiac and they said … ,” North Stars coach Tom Poulin deadpanned, before trailing off. Sure thing, coach. Morgan Park is one of the state’s elite teams, which the Mustangs recently reinforced by defeating nationally regarded powerhouse Simeon during the Chicago Public League playoffs. The North Stars were instead re-assigned to play Niles Notre Dame in Sunday’s event, orchestrated by Chicago official and event organizer John Hodel. “It tends to happen,” Poulin said. “Actually, we’ve gone to like three or four different events that he puts on, he’s a great guy, and he always tells you, you know, we were going to play Simeon one year, and I say fine, we’ll go see what we can do, and it ended up being Anthony Davis and [Chicago Perspectives]. We just say we want in because it’ll be fun.” Poulin acknowledged it might not have been ideal to risk being crushed by a team of Morgan Park’s caliber so close to the postseason, which begins next week. “But there’s that wild card where you shoot well and sit in a zone and they don’t shoot well, maybe, and it’s a closer game than that, and you can take some confidence from it,” Poulin said. As it turned out, the North Stars had enough trouble with Niles Notre Dame. Despite trailing throughout the game,

a fresh lineup out on the floor that’s going to be competitive and put us in a position to win.” On the flip side of the depth coin, Geneva lost a contributor last week when junior reserve Jason D’Amico broke his ankle during practice.

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St. Charles North’s Chris Preocanin passes the ball over Geneva’s Connor Chapman during Friday’s game at Geneva.

Notre Dame rallied to win, 7372, when the North Stars were whistled for fouling a 3-point shooter in the final 10 seconds, a call with which Poulin disagreed. The North Stars (16-9) saw their five-game winning streak snapped three made free throws later.

games, a win against West Chicago and a loss against St. Charles North. Landi, Santos and Temple, a guard, come off the bench for the Vikings, while Navigato is the team’s leading scorer. Working in varsity newcomers so late in the season might be a challenge, but Vikings coach Kiddie corps getting their Phil Ralston thinks the reinforcechance for Geneva ments from Geneva’s strong sophomore squad can make the Geneva has had two sophoVikings more formidable down mores – Nate Navigato and the stretch. Pace Temple – in its lineup this season, and the Vikings’ “All we’re trying to do is put sophomore contingent recently together a competitive team,” doubled. Ralston said. “That’s all we’re trying to do. Sophomore team call-ups Mike Landi and K.J. Santos – “We’re trying to develop some both forwards – have seen consistency. We’re trying to action in Geneva’s past two make sure that we’re putting

Tri-Cities boys basketball teams will end their regular season schedules Thursday with crossover contests against the UEC Valley schools. UEC River and Valley teams are matched up based on corresponding finishes in their respective divisions, with the Valley schools playing host this year after the River schools had the home court last year. Uncertainty about some of the matchups lingered Monday based on tiebreaker scenarios. On Saturday, Poulin indicated he thought the North Stars would visit Metea Valley and St. Charles East would face Bartlett, but East coach Pat Woods indicated Monday evening he was not yet clear on the Saints’ opponent. East and North tied for second place in the UEC River, while Bartlett and Waubonsie Valley tied for third in the Valley behind first place Neuqua Valley and runners-up Metea Valley. Ralston also was unsure about fourth-place Geneva’s opponent Monday, while Batavia coach Jim Nazos indicated his fifthplace Bulldogs would trek to Lake Park. The UEC championship crossover, to be played on Friday, will be Larkin at Neuqua Valley. The teams met last week in Elgin, with Neuqua prevailing, 63-53. – Jay Schwab, jschwab@shawmedia.com

COACH SLY SEZ ... Sly’s not waving the white flag on the Tri-Cities teams’ postseason prospects, but it might just be that the most exciting basketball action ahead comes in Class 1A. Mooseheart hoops is usually an afterthought this time of year (OK, the other times of year, too), but not so with the shot-swatting, rim-rattling squad the Ramblers have this year.

If newfound rivals Mooseheart and Hinckley-Big Rock both make it to Friday’s regional championship game, a healthy dose of March Madness should be on display in late February. That could be a heckuva night. • You can respond at kcchronicle.com/blogs/ sly.

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IN THE GROOVE ALEX THEISEN, MARMION, SR., G What he did: Theisen canned five 3-pointers in scoring a game-high 19 points Friday as Marmion rolled past rival Aurora Central Catholic, 60-36. Theisen then tied Mike Sheehan for team-high honors with 14 points Saturday in Marmion’s 59-57 loss to Bloomington Central Catholic. QUINTEN PAYNE, ST. CHARLES NORTH, SR., G What he did: The Loyola recruit scored 27 points Sunday in North’s 73-72 loss to Niles Notre Dame in a shootout at Gordon Tech. On Friday, Payne chipped in with 10 points in the North Stars’ win at Geneva.

WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ... Kaneland is going to the wire in pursuit of a Northern Illinois Big 12 East outright title. The slumping Knights (6-3 NI Big 12 East) clinched a share of the conference title because of Sycamore’s loss Friday against Rochelle, but the Knights will need to beat those same Hubs on Friday in Rochelle or risk sharing the title with Morris and Sycamore.

WHAT WE’LL LEARN IN THE WEEK AHEAD ... Whether Mooseheart can make some history. The Red Ramblers are in pursuit of what coach Ron Ahrens thinks would be the first regional title in program history. If the seeds hold, Mooseheart (21-5) and Hinckley-Big Rock (23-4) would meet for the 1A Westminster Christian Regional championship Friday. The Ramblers must win games today (against Faith Lutheran) and Wednesday to advance to the title game.


Puff takes ninth in floor event

Highlights abound for East, North at sectional By JARED BIRCHFIELD editorial@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – St. Charles East boys swimming coach Joe Cabel was not displeased with his team’s results despite a second-place finish at the IHSA Class 3A St. Charles East sectional. Saints swimmers qualified in six events compared with eight state finalists for the sectional winner, St. Charles North, who won with 385 points to East’s 364. “No disappointments, just great swimming under pressure,” Cabel said. “It was one of the greatest team efforts I’ve ever seen. It was fun to watch every race [Saturday]. “ North coach Rob Rooney, meanwhile, thought his team could have qualified for at least one more event. “We got everything through but one that we expected,” Rooney said. “[The 50-yard freestyle] was the only swim that didn’t go as planned.” Nathan Jesko will be the Geneva representative at next weekend’s state meet at New Trier in Winnetka. The sophomore took third place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 53.92 seconds. Jesko swam as an individual since Geneva does not

have a team. All three East relay teams advanced. The Saints won the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:26.00 and set a pool record. Saints Will Shanel, T.J. Bindseil and Alec Carnell qualified in individual events. Shanel took top honors in the 200 individual medley (1:54.02) and fourth in the 100 butterfly (52.36). Carnell finished first in the 100 freestyle (47.10) and third in the 200 freestyle (1:42.61). Bindseil took third in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:57.98. The biggest thrill of the day for Carnell was his team’s record time in the 200 freestyle relay. The previous mark was set by North. North qualified in two relays, the 200 medley (1:37.06) and the 400 freestyle (3:11.01). The team took first place in both events. North Stars Kyle Gannon advances after taking second in the 200 freestyle (1:41.24) and firstinthe500freestyle(4:36.28). Spencer Gray moves on to state after taking fourth in the 200 freestyle (1:43.14) and second in the 500 freestyle (4:42.58). David Chokran fourth place finish in the 200 individual medley (1:57.98), earning a berth in the state meet.

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BY TERRY KOVEL KOVELS.COM It would not be in good taste or even legal to use a picture of the president of the United States as part of a product’s package design or advertisement. Most states have laws that prohibit the unapproved use of a person’s name or likeness for “commercial benefit.” This was not a concern when George Washington (17321799) was president (1789-1797). He was admired by the public, but there were no photographs of him and few portraits. Product packaging back then was usually a plain black and white folded paper packet. In the 19th century, celebrations of Washington’s Feb. 22 birthday and the July 4 birthday of the United States made Washington a symbol of the country. A surprising number of things collected today feature Washington’s portrait. At least three tobacco companies used “Washington” as a brand name one for pipe tobacco, one for plug tobacco and one for chewing tobacco. Each had a picture of Washington on the package, often beside a flag and other patriotic symbols. Collectors of Washington memorabilia can also find a brand of coffee, a soup company’s ads, dishes, calendars and many other products that feature Washington’s image. No doubt he would be upset to know he once advertised Acapulco Gold cigarette papers. Other Washington collectibles found today include old posters and signs advertising products like insurance, 1876 U.S. Centennial furniture with wooden inlay picturing Washington, and paper

needle cases from 1930s dime stores. Even today Washington is a spokesman for products. In the past year, he has promoted cars, beer, an appliance store and a state lottery. A colorful tobacco tin for Washington Mixture tobacco, picturing Washington and a flag, auctioned for $303 at a 2012 William Morford auction in upstate New York. Almost all George Washington-related collectibles and antiques are selling well. *** Q: My mother said she and my father had the first radio in our area, and people came from all over to listen to it. She thought it was about 1919 or 1920. My dad built the radio, then bought a cabinet to put it in. The cabinet has a label that says “American Beauty Radio Cabinets & Console Speakers, Mfg. by Pierson Co., Rockford, Ill.” The radio was disposed of long ago, but we still have the cabinet. It has all its original knobs and is in good condition. I’d like to know when it was built and what it’s worth. A: The first commercial radio broadcast was made when KDKA of Pittsburgh broadcast the results of the presidential race between Warren Harding and James Cox on Nov. 2, 1920. Radio receivers were not widely available at the time. In the 1920s, many people made their own radios by assembling the necessary components and attaching them to a board. By the late 1920s, radios were being manufactured for sale, and furniture companies began making cabinets to put them in. Pierson Furniture Co. was founded in 1927. It became Pierson Radio Co. in 1930 and began making radio cabinets.

and pharmaceuticals are owned by different companies today. Several companies packed peanut butter in goblets or glasses in the 1940s and ‘50s. By the 1950s, they were also using decorated glass as packaging. The pressed glass goblets sell for about $5 to $10 each today. President George Washington’s face is pictured with a flag on the lid of this 3 inch-by-4-inch 1890s tobacco tin. It sold for $303 at a William Morford auction in Cazenovia, N.Y.

In 1940 the company switched from manufacturing to retail, and its name was changed to Pierson Factory Showrooms. Your empty cabinet would sell as used furniture and might bring a few hundred dollars. *** Q: Have you ever heard of green glass goblets filled with peanut butter and sold by Armour Meat Packing Co.? My brother-inlaw worked for Armour in the late 1930s and early 1940s. He would bring home various purchased meats and also peanut butter packed in these goblets. I have three of them and would like to donate them to Armour for its museum, if they have one. A: Armour was founded in 1867. Although the company’s main business was meat packing, it also made bacon, ham and other meat products, as well as canned food, jam, jelly, lard, salad oil, soup, peanut butter and other products. The company used byproducts of the slaughterhouse to make brushes, glue, strings for musical instruments and tennis rackets, sutures and pharmaceuticals. Armour’s refrigerated meats, non-refrigerated products

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Q: I have a 9 1/2-inch-high oval crystal vase that’s heavy and has lots of detail on it. Mother said it was “Imperial Crystal.” I found Imperial listed in a book at the library, but it said the company made only pottery. Who made my vase? A: The name “Imperial” has been used by several companies. Some made pottery or porcelain and others made glass. The Imperial Glass Corp. produced glass in Bellaire, Ohio, from 1901 to 1984. Glass made by this company was sometimes marked “Imperial,” but we have never seen any marked “Imperial Crystal.” A company named Imperial Crystal exists today, but it doesn’t make vases like yours. It personalizes items made by other companies. Your vase probably was made by the Ohio company.

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squeezed i to elevator 8 ((used o lyy for squee press thee pr ress a d coaches). I was a kid i a grow gro ow -ups world, yet o o e seemed to mi d – especially me. It did ot matter which wh hichh team wo , felt I fe elt llike a champio cha amppio ! I was w very ervous er rvous as I rvo i terviewed erviewed Saii ts player Malcolm alcolm Je ki s. He was w as a first Jado J d i terviews Sai ts Jad rrouu d draft pick player Malcolm Je ki s. ((which hich mea s he was the very ffirst st player selected by Ne New Orlea s that sseaso )). I thi hi k M l l e jjoyedd bbeii g Malcolm i terviewed by a kid, as I am sure it rrarely ever happe s.

Jado i te terviews erviews 49ers coach Jim m Harbaugh.

NEW ORLEANS, La. – It was a hot a d humid day i New Orlea s, eve though the cale dar proved the year’s e d was fast approachi g. As a eleve -year-old Califor ia ative, I was out of my eleme t, yet excited as I approached the Mercedes Be z Superdome. For the ext few hours I would serve as a sports reporter at a professio al football game – the New Orlea s Sai ts vs. the Sa Fra cisco 49ers. A quick elevator ride took me to the Press Box. It was a awesome view, perfect for seei g everythi g i the stadium. I quickly fou d my assig ed seat a d spotted the teams warmi g up o the field below. I was greeted by the PR Directors from both teams: Matt Rya with the Sai ts a d Bob La ge with SF. I quickly met

professio al reporters from ESPN, NFL Network, a d Yahoo Sports. Today I was ot just a kid, I was their colleague. There was a ice lu ch buffet for all holdi g a media crede tial. However, my erves o ly allowed me to ibble o a few cookies a d sip a soda. As game time approached, the exciteme t could be felt i the air. The home team appeared o the field ru i g through a tu el of smoke, while the visiti g team walked o from the sideli es. The oise i the Superdome soo became deafe i g. This was a adva tage for the Sai ts, but perhaps a obstacle for the 49ers. I could hardly hear myself thi k. As poi ts were scored, the game became much more exciti g. At halftime, burgers were added to the me u i the Press Box. By that time I was feeli g more comfortable a d able to e joy the meal. Before I realized it, the 4th quarter was almost over. This is whe all the reporters leave the Press Box a d head dow to the field a d locker rooms. I was with them as we

Jado Bosarge has a passio for football a d he loves to write. Betwee 6th grade school work at Coro a Creek Eleme tary i Petaluma, Calif. he juggles drums, modeli g, GATE, volu teeri g a d playi g football for the Petaluma Pa thers. His goals are to be a sports reporter a d to make everyo e a football fa . Go to www.k dscoop.com to read his i terviews with Sai ts safety Malcolm Je ki s a d Sa Fra cisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.

As the 49ers were pili g o to their buses, I met with their head coach, Jim Harbaugh. I could feel my heart i my throat as I forced out the words for each questio . He bala ced out my erves with his calm a d relaxed demea or.

Leavi g the Superdome, my dad a d I headed to the Fre ch Quarter (dow tow New Orlea s) to take i the sights. My favorite was the St. Louis Cathedral. It is the oldest cathedral i North America. Next we sampled the world Jado e joys a tasty treat i New Orlea s famous beig ets – square pieces of fried after the game. dough, dusted with powdered sugar. It was a sweet e di g to a extremely sweet day!

Complete the circle charts below, o e for each day of the week. Each wedge i the charts equals 10 mi utes. If you da ce for 20 mi utes, color i two wedges. If you play basketball for o e hour, fill i a e tire circle.

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Fi d the words i the puzzle. The look for each word i this week’s Kid Scoop stories a d activities. T P R E S S X V B H S E A E H T O W C Q C M E G P B S A T U T A X W A O O T A A R G O I S C R X E R WN D P O I N T S T T E A M I M J F E E M S Q X R C S K L R S E V R E N K M B X Standards L nk: Letter seque ci g. Recog ized ide tical words. Skim a d sca readi g. Recall spelli g patter s.

Sports Math Make a math problem usi g the scores of a sporti g eve t published i the sports sectio of your ewspaper. Solve the problem with a frie d. Standards L nk: Math: Problem solvi g.

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Cut out a sports photograph from the ewspaper. What is i side each photo’s “frame” or edges? What is ot see i the photograph? Would the picture have a differe t feeli g if they showed somethi g that is ow ot see ? Standards L nk: Structural Features of I formatio al Materials: U dersta d how features (i cludi g photos) make i formatio accessible a d useable.

Thi k of a problem people face. The come up with a i ve tio that would solve the problem.

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Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), astronomer; Smokey Robinson (1940), singer; Amy Tan (1952), writer; Jeff Daniels (1955), actor; Seal (1963), singer; Benicio Del Toro (1967), actor. – United Feature Syndicate

HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – A situation that is very important to you and your dependents could take a substantial turn for the better in the year ahead. Old obstacles that have been standing in your way will dissipate as if they had never been. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – The secret to your success will be to treat life as a game, even those aspects of it that have been tough or boring. It’s OK to have some fun while you’re playing to win. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – When looking for the bluebird of happiness, you shouldn’t go searching outside your immediate surroundings. Staying within your domain is important, both for yourself and your circle of intimates. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – You rarely have a difficult time knowing what to say to friends. Even though you’re likely to be surrounded by a larger crowd today, you’ll still find a way to charm everybody. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Conditions in general are usually favorable for you, and today will be no exception. The only difference is that most groups you encounter will have something to do with making money. How nice! GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Your natural ability to spread some sunshine and lift the thoughts of others will contribute greatly to your popularity. You’ll find that some people need a smile more than others. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Lucky you, because an effective ally who does nice things without drawing attention to it will single you out for special attention. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – You could be quite fortunate, not necessarily in the usual material ways, but in something that won’t rust and can’t be stolen. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – As long as you don’t establish too many objectives or excessively focus on one thing, you should be able to concentrate on a meaningful project. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Provided you have the will to win and never underestimate the opposition, you shouldn’t have any trouble bettering yourself and ousting all competitors. Keep plugging away. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – A number of unanticipated changes could occur in an area of importance. Be flexible, keep an eye on the competition and remember to roll with the punches. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Your quick wit and delightful charm are two of your best assets. Mutual benefits are likely from situations in which you can deal with others on a one-on-one basis. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – The extra funds you’ll need in order to do something special will manifest as soon as the assets you’ve been putting away begin to appreciate.

Billionaire has interesting role in Washington: Climate change radical By JULIET EILPERIN The Washington Post WASHINGTON – When Thomas Steyer – a San Francisco billionaire and major Democratic donor – discusses climate change, he feels as if one of two things is true: What he’s saying is blindingly obvious, or insane. “I feel like the guy in the movie who goes into the diner and says, ‘There are zombies in the woods and they’re eating our children,’” Steyer said during a recent breakfast at the Georgetown Four Seasons in Washington, his first appointment in a day that included meetings with a senator, a White House confidant and other D.C. luminaries. It’s a somewhat shocking statement for someone who’s in the running to succeed the cerebral Steven Chu as energy secretary. Granted, he’s a long shot – the leading contender is MIT professor Ernest Moniz, who served as the department’s undersecretary during the Clinton administration – but his backers say his strength lies in combining business savvy with an activist’s passion. John Podesta, who chairs the liberal think tank Center for American Progress, said Steyer has “got the right skill set, the understanding and attitude to lead an energy transformation in this country.” “I think he would be a fabulous choice for energy secretary,” Podesta added, “and I’ve let my friends in the administration know that.” But it’s not as if Steyer, 55, needs an official government perch to make an impact. Armed with his wealth and his political connections, Steyer has played a critical behind-the-scenes role in helping shape the country’s national energy policy. He has helped bankroll two successful ballot initiative campaigns in California since 2010, including one last fall that closes a corporate tax loophole and steers $500 million toward energy-efficiency projects for each of the next five years. He has funded initiatives at the Brookings Institution and the Center for American Progress, along with major research centers at Yale and Stanford. And he has spoken with President Barack

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Billionaire Tom Steyer is the man who has President Obama’s ear when it comes to energy and climate change. Obama about how to pursue climate and energy policy in a second term. But Steyer is taking on a more prominent public role. On Sunday, he spoke to a crowd that organizers estimated at 35,000, gathered on the Mall to call for a stronger national climate policy. “I’m not the first person you’d expect to be here today. I’m not a college professor and I don’t run an environmental organization,” he said. “For the last 30 years I’ve been a professional investor and I’ve been looking at billion-dollar investments for decades and I’m here to tell you one thing: The Keystone pipeline is not a good investment.” The move stems from an uncomfortable conclusion Steyer has reached: The incremental political victories he and others have been celebrating fall well short of what’s needed to avert catastrophic global warming. “If we can win every single battle and lose the war, then we’re doing something wrong,” he said. Steyer doesn’t appear radical. He excelled at Phillips Exeter Academy, Yale and Stanford Business School; Steyer and his immediate family are responsible for more than $1.1 million in donations to Democratic candidates since 1990, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

And while plenty of people seek audiences with Obama on their issue of choice, Steyer is one who can claim at least some degree of influence. Steyer, who has prioritized increasing buildings’ energy efficiency in his work, discussed the matter with Obama during a small dinner in October when the president was on a fundraising swing through Northern California; a couple of weeks later during an MTV interview the president mentioned the idea as a key pillar in how the United States can address global warming. “The next step is to deal with buildings and really ramp up our efficiency in buildings,” Obama said. “If we had the same energy efficiency as Japan, we would cut our energy use by about 20 percent. That means we’d be taking a whole lot of carbon out of our atmosphere.” Steyer is convinced that global greenhouse gas emissions will have to begin to fall within the next few years or the world will suffer catastrophic consequences. But when he talks to many in his circle – including business leaders and prominent politicians – he finds them oblivious to what he sees as a monumental threat. “I feel as if people have a completely different time frame than I do,” he said, adding that while U.S. leadership is essential in curbing the world’s carbon output, “We’re not going to lead the world on this unless the American people understand why we’re doing this.” On Sunday Steyer returned to Washington to speak at a climate rally urging Obama to block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport crude oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries. He is preparing to launch a report that will quantify how much inaction on climate change will cost the United States, akin to the 2006 report by Sir Nicholas Stern that estimated climate effects ranging from extreme weather to hotter temperatures could sap between 5 and 20 percent from the world’s future annual economic output.

• Alice Crites and Steven Mufson contributed to this report.


DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips his dad to provide storage space at no charge for an indefinite length of time. My friend told his son: “No way! You get it out of here within six months, or I’ll sell it and keep the money for storage fees.” He didn’t think his father would actually do it. Well, he was wrong. And now the younger siblings don’t even think of leaving any of their stuff at the father’s house. – Shirley in Chula Vista, Calif. Dear Abby: My parents, while not upset with still having their four adult children’s belongings in their home, solved their dilemma in a unique way. One Christmas we all gathered at their house and were delighted to find heaps of presents under the tree. Concerned that our folks had way overspent,

imagine our surprise when we unwrapped the packages and found all of our own belongings! It was an inventive and effective way to clear out the attic and basement. We still talk about it to this day – a warm Christmas memory. – Katie in Newark, Del. Dear Abby: “Wants” is blessed that Dustin voiced his desire for his mom to keep his stuff. My mother continued asking me if I wanted my stuff for years. I said no, until one day, yes, I did. My parents are no longer alive, and I treasure the little stuffed dog that was my very first Christmas present. I’d advise “Wants” to return some of the items to her son from time to time in the form of gifts. To him, they are treasures, and they can be returned in a way that won’t make him feel betrayed. – Irene in Owosso, Mich. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Long-term side effects of Pradaxa are unknown Dear Doctor K: My wife has atrial fibrillation. Her medication was recently changed from warfarin to Pradaxa. Her doctor says the new medicine does not require regular INR tests and is just as effective. Is that so? Dear Reader: Yes, it is. Before I explain why, let me provide some background. In people with atrial fibrillation, the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) lose that strong beating action that keeps the blood moving efficiently. As a result, blood tends to pool in the atria. When it does, clots are more likely to form. If a blood clot gets pumped out of the heart and lodges in a blood vessel in the brain, it can cause a stroke. Clots that get stuck elsewhere can also cause serious problems. Anticoagulant drugs like warfarin (Coumadin) and dabigatran (Pradaxa) reduce the tendency for blood to clot. Warfarin is an important anticoagulant medicine, but the dosing is tricky. If the dose is too low, clots form. If it’s too high, bleeding problems may result. The international normalized ratio (INR) is a blood test. Anyone on warfarin must have regular INR tests to ensure their dose is correct.

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff To make matters worse, the body can change over time in how it reacts to the warfarin. One month the dose is having just the right effects, but the next month the dose is either not strong enough or is too strong. Because of this variability, warfarin is the drug most responsible for causing emergency hospitalizations from drug side effects in people over age 65. Pradaxa appears to be just as effective as warfarin at preventing blood clots. It is probably more effective at preventing strokes, and probably causes fewer cases of bleeding in the brain (a side effect of any anticoagulant). What’s more, its effect on the blood is more predictable than warfarin’s. As a result, regular INR tests aren’t necessary. That’s a big advantage. There are, however, two risks to Pradaxa. First, the drug has a short half-life: It is largely out of your system in less than 24 hours. If you miss a dose, you have an increased risk of developing a blood clot compared to if you

missed a dose of warfarin. So, it’s really important to remember to take the pill every day. The second risk is that treatments to rapidly reverse the effects of Pradaxa are unproven. It’s easy to reverse the effects of warfarin. Why would you want to rapidly reverse the effects of either drug? If you were injured and started bleeding profusely, for example, you’d want to quickly, if temporarily, reverse the anti-clotting effects of the drug. Another issue with Pradaxa is expense: It costs a lot more than warfarin. And because it’s new, we don’t have good information on any possible long-term side effects. Anticoagulant drugs that don’t require regular blood tests are quite attractive. Not surprisingly, there are several in the pipeline. Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) is approved in the United States to prevent blood clots in the legs, and in people having certain types of surgery of the legs. It has not yet been approved for atrial fibrillation.

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

Dr. Wallace: I’m in the ninth grade and my sister is in the 12th grade. She is a brilliant student and has already accepted a scholarship at Stanford University. My parents are very proud of her. My problem is that while I’m intelligent, I am not in the same elite category as my sister. She has always gotten all A’s, and this has always made me feel like a dunce. My sister is a wonderful friend, but being compared with her is like having a curse to me. It makes me feel inferior. What can I do to have teachers accept me for who I am and not compare me to my sister? – Stephanie, San Francisco, Calif. Dear Stephanie: Most teachers realize that each child is unique and should never be compared with a sibling. This is taught in beginning education classes in college. When a teacher forgets this and compares you with your sister, you can courteously remind the teacher not to do so. You are an excellent student in your own right, and I’m sure your parents are very proud of your accomplishments. Consider yourself fortunate you don’t have the same problem that plagues Linda. Her letter follows yours below: Dr. Wallace: I was looking forward to my first year of high school, but my brother’s reputation at school has caused me a lot of grief. Let me be totally honest. My brother, who is in his second year, is a total goof-off. He never does homework, gets C’s, D’s and F’s on his

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace report card and has been suspended twice so far this year, once for fighting and once for talking back to a teacher. He had the same disruptive behavior last year. My parents keep telling him they’re going to put him in a military boarding school, and I really wish they would just do it. All my teachers know my brother is a troublemaker, and they remind me of it. I even had a teacher tell me that “rudeness must run in your family” just because I was doodling, and she thought I was not listening to her. Every teacher I have has asked me if Erik was my brother. A few teachers now realize that I’m a pretty good kid, but the others know me only as “Erik’s younger sister.” I really think that I should be judged solely on how I behave, not how my older brother behaves. I know you can’t solve this problem, but if you do print my letter, it will help me immensely. My teachers will be able to read how I feel. In fact, one of my teachers occasionally uses your column for class discussion. – Linda, Philadelphia, Pa. Dear Linda: It’s my pleasure to print your letter. Teachers are human, and sometimes they need a reminder to correct a fault. • Write Dr. Wallace at rwallace@galesburg.net.

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Dear Abby: While I always enjoy your column, I thought your advice to “Wants My Space” (Dec. 14), whose son “Dustin” moved away five years ago and expects her to keep his room as he left it, was off the mark. I would have told Dustin what I have told both of my daughters several times: It is not “your” room; I merely let you use it. Not only is “Wants” not obligated to use her home as a storage facility, she’s doing her son a disservice by doing it under these circumstances. At 24, he needs to learn that if he wants a service, it’s his obligation to procure it. There are plenty of businesses that can fulfill his needs at a reasonable price. – Matt in Providence Forge, Va. Dear Matt: For the most part, readers agreed with you, and they offered their own “take” on how to accomplish the removal of the young man’s belongings: Dear Abby: An acquaintance of mine had a similar problem with his son. The son expected

Teen sick of teachers comparing her to sister

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Get Fuzzy is on vacation. Please enjoy this comic from Dec. 28, 2010.

Crankshaft

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Stone Soup

Pearls Before Swine

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Real Life Adventures The Argyle Sweater

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From where is the sixth winner?

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Author Isaac Asimov said: “If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.” Whenever you are on defense and the dummy has come down, ask yourself from where you might get the winners that you need to defeat the contract. In this deal, East-West need six tricks to beat two spades. When West leads the heart king and East signals enthusiastically with the 10, West can see five winners: one spade, three hearts and one club. But from where is the sixth winner coming? South’s two-spade overcall was part of the Cappelletti convention, showing spades and either minor. West should realize that it is unlikely his side will get two diamond tricks. South must have something for his vulnerable overcall. And if that is the case, West probably needs to take two trump tricks, which will be possible if East began with exactly four hearts. (East won’t have five, because he would have transferred out of one no-trump.) After the king and queen of hearts, West can play a heart to East’s ace. Then leading the last heart promotes a second trump trick for West. (If South ruffs low, West overruffs; if South ruffs high, West discards.) But will East know to play the last heart? Probably not; he is highly likely to shift to a diamond. To save East from himself, West should cash the diamond ace before playing the third heart. This ace denies the king; with the ace and king of diamonds, West would cash the king first, not the ace.


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y pr sentation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1012391 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I509039 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, February 19, 26 & March 5, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE 10-033491 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, GENEVA, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF, -vsKEVIN J. WINTERROTH; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS ASSIGNEE OF FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION AS RECEIVER FOR WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA; JULIE C. WINTERROTH; DEFENDANTS 10 CH 1817 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on July 13, 2012; Patrick Perez, Sheriff, 37W755 Il. Rt.38 Ste. A, St Charles, IL 60175, will on March 21, 2013 at 9:00 AM, at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W755 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175 Courtroom JC100, sell to

the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Kane County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: Commonly known as 15N291 Reinking Road, Hampshire, IL 60140 Permanent Index No.: 02-28327-002; 02-28-401-002 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $441,677.41. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. Jonathan Kaman Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6307894 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I510507 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, February 19, 26 & March 5, 2013.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF VS JUSTIN T. HURLEY; TIMOTHY J. HURLEY A/K/A TIMOTHY JAMES HURLEY; GINA M. HURLEY A/K/A GINA M. MAHRLEY; CAMBRIDGE LAKES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 2505 1198 CAPE COD LANE PINGREE GROVE, IL 60140 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 31, 2012, KANE COUNTY SHERIFF in KANE County, Illinois, will on April 4, 2013, in Room JC 100, Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, at 9:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following de-

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