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Committee mulls new rules for limiting chairwoman’s authority By KEVIN P. CRAVER McHenry County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill is “reviewing her options” regarding changing a committee assignment that she alleges constitutes a conflict of interest. She’s had one option taken away by a Tina Hill legal opinion, McHenry and faces revi- County Board sions to Coun- chairwoman ty Board rules that could make it harder for her to make the change. Hill, R-Woodstock, backed down May 21 from a vote she sought to re-

move Sandra Fay Salgado, R-McHenry, from the Public Health and Human Services Committee, which has been in the spotlight for its attempts to replace members of the embattled Mental Health Board. At that meeting, she indicated she would convene the Committee on Committees, which meets after every election to assign board members to them, to discuss the situation. However, Assistant State’s Attorney Jana Blake Dickson has concluded that board rules allow the chairman to convene it only when the new County Board is seated.

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Dave Janquart of Crystal Lake helps the Crystal Lake Lions Club carry an American flag Monday during the Crystal Lake Memorial Day Parade.

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Lucas Urbanski, 13, studies at his home in Crystal Lake. Urbanski, a seventh-grade student at Immanuel Lutheran, will be competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

CL teen makes 3rd trip to D.C. for bee By JEFF ENGELHARDT CRYSTAL LAKE – Like many seventh-graders, Lucas Urbanski has read the “Harry Potter” series. Unlike many seventh-graders, he was reading the first “Harry Potter” novel by the time he was in kindergarten. Urbanski’s uncommon passion for and mastery of words has made the Crystal Lake 13-year-old a three-

time McHenry County spelling bee champion who is on his way to Washington, D.C., for another shot at winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Although he has qualified for a trip to the competition in the nation’s capital every year since he became eligible in fifth grade, Urbanski has never advanced past the preliminary round – a trend he plans to change.

CRYSTAL LAKE – Scott and Kathleen Larimer stood under a veil of trees at Union Cemetery, protected from the mist but fully exposed to the weight of the moment. And yet the two, who lost their son John Larimer to the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., last July, were graceful in their acceptance of support shown both tangibly – they were presented with a framed replica of their son’s recently donated brick paver – and through kind words, handshakes and hugs. During an event they’ve attended and participated in for decades, the Larimers took on a new role during Monday’s damp, unseasonably cold Memorial Day Parade and Cemetery Service. The weather might have driven some away, but it didn’t stop hundreds from lining Franklin Avenue, Williams Street and Woodstock Street, and then crowding around a newly renovated Union Soldier Statue for a service to hon-

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Charlie Wacaser, 5, of Crystal Lake waves the American flag Monday during the Crystal Lake Memorial Day Service. or those who’ve fought and fallen for their country. “Crystal Lake has been very good to us from when we first brought him home to today,” Scott Larimer said after the ceremony and between condolences. “We’re coming up to the one-year anniversary, and

it’s just helped us make it through this very tough year.” Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley led the proceedings, introducing several performances from the Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South and Prairie Ridge high school march-

ing bands and cuing a color guard salute and playing of taps. Crystal Lake South played a selection in honor of John Larimer, who was in the band and marched in the Memorial Day parade as a high schooler.


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A brave animated extreme makeover I am a big fan of animated films. I got my start with the movie “Bambi” and haven’t looked back. Last year, when I saw the movie trailer on television for Pixar’s animated “Brave,” I couldn’t wait to see it. With the background of traditional Celtic music, and in the melodious lilt of Scottish brogue, I was invited to the land of adventure and danger by a youthful lass named Merida. She asked me, “If you had a chance to change your fate, would you?” Before I could contemplate my answer, I was swept through panoramas of breath-taking mountains and lakes, sequences of battles and conflicts, and a slow-motion scene of an arrow finding its mark into a target’s bull’seye with the resounding thump of a tympanic drum. I cried out to my wife in my finest Scottish accent, “Mi love…we’ll be a-seeing that movie tis sure as your heart is mine!” My wife rolled her eyes as if to say, “Aye, mi love, mi heart is yours, but tis best you be a-spending more time a-cutting the lawn and less time with your frivolous movie plans.” The movie “Brave” went on to gross over $500 million worldwide. Of


JUST HUMOR ME Michael Penkava course, the most captivating character was Merida, the impetuous, quick-witted 16-year-old daughter of Queen Elinor and King Fergus. As for her appearance, she was different from the other princess-like characters of Disney. Far from being strikingly beautiful and physically perfect, she sported untamed fiery red hair with a rosy complexion becoming more of windburn from horseback riding than a spa facial treatment, along with a figure that revealed that she wasn’t afraid of a giant turkey leg or two. Kind of like what your typical rebellious medieval teenager would look like. Her appearance matched her personality: strong, confident and, well, brave. I guess technically she was a princess, but she sure looked different … kind of like a real person. Maybe that’s why her character was so appealing. But, sad to say, all of this has changed. Recently, Disney has announced

that Merida has become their 11th princess, joining such strikingly perfect beauties as Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Pocahontas and Rapunzel. But with Merida there was a problem. Her appearance didn’t measure up to that of the other princesses. Therefore, Disney decided to do something drastic: They gave her an extreme makeover. Suddenly Merida’s kinky, curly hair became voluminous, sleek and styled. Her eyes appeared a bit closer together, framed with eyeliner and mascara and with longer lashes. Her lips were fuller and highlighted by glossy red lipstick. It would appear she has a thinner waist and has lost a few pounds. Instead of wearing her green sporting clothes and carrying her bow and arrows, she now wears the fancy off-the-shoulder dress she hated in the movie and carries a sultry look on her face. Yep, it would seem that our normal-looking Merida has made some visits to Mario Tricoci and Weight Watchers and Garnet Hill. Geesh, they have turned her into a Scottish Barbie Doll. (Google “Merida makeover” to see these changes) And so it goes, with the swipe of an

artist’s brush we have a new Merida. Forget the bravery, we want the beauty. Forget the empowered spirit, just give us the enhancements. And forget about saving the day, just save the calories. Yep, that’s the kind of role model we want for our daughters. OK, I know what you’re thinking … it’s just an animated cartoon character. And you’re probably right. Maybe Merida will be happier as just another trophy princess. I can just hear her new, improved invitation to us all, in perfect English elocution … “If you had a chance to change your entire image with a professional makeover, would you?” Aye, mi lass, t’would be nice to have a bit more of the muscles and a wee bit less of the grey upstairs, mind you, but not at the expense of a-losin’ the twinkle in mi eyes.

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have lost your dog tag where I found it,’” Mann said. Then the beat-up pendant arrived in the mail, leaving Mann to marvel at its journey and recall his own through the village near Rethel, France, where his outfit had dug in for a few days’ rest and traded Spam and cigarettes for fresh eggs with two young women in a farmhouse nearby. “Any [doubting] thoughts I may have had disappeared immediately when I had the dog tag in my hand,” Mann said.

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Woodstock grad receives teaching honor By SHAWN SHINNEMAN A Woodstock High School graduate was named educator of the year in South Chicago for her involvement teaching at a school she helped create. Jenny Vaughn, who graduated from Woodstock in 1998, was honored recently with the award

Jenny Vaughn Woodstock High School graduate

from the South Chicago Chamber of Commerce. She teaches history at Epic Academy in South Chicago, a charter high school taking a fresh approach to preparing students to gain acceptance and diplomas from four-year colleges. “In teaching, there’s not a lot of instant gratification,” Vaughn said. “You might not see much immediate impact, you might not

see an impact until five, six years down the road. So it’s nice to be recognized.” Four years ago, Vaughn and other Chicago Public School teachers came together to create Epic Academy, putting together a new approach to inner city education. “Our biggest push is starting off by giving them basic skills

that they lack coming into high school,” she said. “In the city of Chicago, a lot of kids come into high school at a third- or fourthgrade reading level.” Vaughn also credits a strong culture among students and staff as an early contributor to success. When the first class accepts its diplomas in early June, 90 per-

cent of the students will be doing so having already received a college acceptance letter and agreed to continue schooling. And the school’s average ACT score was higher than any other South Chicago school this year, Vaughn said. “I think that speaks to what we’re doing, and that what we’re doing is working,” she said.

MCCD offers summer camps Huntley forced to close ash NORTHWEST HERALD WOODSTOCK – There is still room to explore in McHenry County Conservation District summer camps. Learn how to canoe. Explore wetlands and prairies. Cook over a campfire. Help restore a habitat. Camp under the stars. McHenry County Conservation District’s summer day camps provide all these opportunities as well as crafts, activities, games, fun and more. Day camp details and registration are online at www. or call 815479-5779. • Earth Encounters Mini Camp at Rush Creek in Harvard excites young campers, ages 6 to 7, as they spend their mornings exploring habitats and the animals that live in ponds, fields or woods. • Arts and Nature at Pleasant Valley in Woodstock in-

How to register Registration is accepted online at and by mail or walk-in at Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road in Crystal Lake. For information, call 815-4795779.

spires campers, ages 8 to 9, to discover nature through the arts. They will use their creative energies in paint, clay, music and other ways to interpret nature’s beauty. • Sunset Camp for Families at Pleasant Valley in Woodstock invites campers, age 8 and older along with their families, to enjoy a new twist on a “day” camp and explore nature during twilight. • A new Nature Private Eyes Camp at Pleasant Valley in Woodstock challenges campers, ages 8 to 9, to search

for clues to solve some of nature’s mysteries about plants and animals as they investigate the natural world in wetlands, prairies and woods. • Conservation Day Camp at Glacial Park in Ringwood provides youth, ages 8 to 11, nonstop explorations. Campers will canoe, cookout, explore habitats, take part in a conservation work project, play games and decorate T-shirts. • Canoe Camp at The Hollows and Hickory Grove Riverfront in Cary is for teens, ages 13 to 16, who want to learn how to canoe and explore nature by water with an overnight campout at Chain O’ Lakes State Park. Registration is accepted online, by mail or walk-in at Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road in Crystal Lake. For information, call 815479-5779.

8LOCAL BRIEF Cary library to host ‘Worlds of Music’ CARY – “Worlds of Music,” a program for all ages, will be from 7 to 7:45 p.m. July 31 at the Cary Area Public Library, 1606 Three Oaks Road. Guy Louis will transport attendees around the world by sharing exotic and unique instruments. Topics include

celebrating diverse cultures; Native American music and culture; Renaissance Europe and the lute; an African musical celebration; an Indian music demonstration featuring sitar, tamboura and tablas; and modern electric guitar. The program is open to Cary Area Public Library cardholders, and registration is required for

all participants (adults should register as age 21). A listing in the library’s newsletter, Books & Bytes, included an incorrect date for this program. The library regrets any inconvenience this might have caused patrons. For information, stop by the library or call 847-639-4210.

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tree replacement programs By STEPHEN Di BENEDETTO HUNTLEY – The Huntley Village Board soon will be asked to supply more money to a program that encourages residents to replace infested ash trees after an overwhelming response closed the program this spring. Village officials saw the best response ever this spring to the 50/50 tree replacement and reimbursement programs. Officials fielded nearly 200 orders from residents who either were reimbursed 50 percent of the costs to replace infested ash trees or paid a fixed price to have the village replace an infested tree. Since the late 2000s, the pesky emerald ash borer beetle has wreaked havoc on the thousands of ash trees scattered throughout Huntley’s public parkways and has forced officials to devise ways to have residents replenish their neighborhood landscapes.

“I think people are really getting it now because they are seeing it happen on their block or in their neighborhood or subdivision.” Barb Read Huntley village management assistant

“I think people are really getting it now because they are seeing it happen on their block or in their neighborhood or subdivision,” said Barb Read, the village management assistant. Read sent notices in March to the roughly 450 residents who saw ash trees removed last year along public parkways by their homes. The response of 200 people already has exhausted the village’s $20,000 budget for the reimbursement and replacement programs this year. Village trustees will be

asked in the coming months to approve additional funding to reopen the programs for the fall, Read said. The remaining residents who didn’t respond this spring and hundreds more who will see additional trees removed this summer would be notified if the program reopens. The beetle’s infestation peaked last year in Huntley and forced officials to remove more than 500 ash trees, a removal rate that likely will continue into 2016, when the beetle’s infestation is predicted to subside. The spring response to the heightened removals is encouraging for a village staff concerned that residents would choose to leave their neighborhood parkways barren. “There are people replacing trees in every location that we have removed trees,” Read said. “It may not be 50 percent or 100 percent, but there are people who are replacing their trees.”


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Research House OKs Medicaid law says ‘crack Expansion baby’ scare heads back overblown to Senate By LINDSEY TANNER


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CHICAGO – Research in teens adds fresh evidence that the 1980s “crack baby” scare was overblown, finding little proof of any major long-term ill effects in children whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy. Some studies have linked pregnant women’s cocaine use with children’s behavior difficulties, attention problems, anxiety and worse school performance. But the effects were mostly small and may have resulted from other factors including family problems or violence, parents’ continued drug use and poverty, the researchers said. They reviewed 27 studies involving more than 5,000 11to 17-year-olds whose mothers had used cocaine while pregnant. The studies all involved low-income, mostly black and urban families. The review, led by University of Maryland pediatrics researcher Maureen Black, was released online Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Widespread use of crack cocaine in the 1980s led to the “crack baby” scare, when babies born to crack users sometimes had worrisome symptoms including jitteriness and smaller heads. Studies at the time blamed prenatal drug use, suggested affected children had irreversible brain damage and predicted dire futures for them. These reports led to widespread media coverage featuring breathless headlines and heart-rending images of tiny sick newborns hooked up to hospital machines. “The field of prenatal cocaine exposure has advanced significantly since the misleading ‘crack baby’ scare of the 1980s,” the review authors said. In recent years experts have mostly discounted any link, noting that so-called crack babies often were born prematurely, which could account for many of their early symptoms.

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers moved forward Monday on a historic expansion of Medicaid and adding more protections for pet owners, but heavy lifting on the state’s most pressing issues – pensions, a budget, expanded gambling, gay marriage and gun control – remained with the clock ticking toward a Friday deadline. After nearly three hours of debate, the House approved a key part of President Barack Obama’s health care law. The proposed Medicaid expansion would cover low-income adults who don’t have children at home and up to 500,000 uninsured

Illinoisans would be newly eligible for coverage. Under the multifaceted measure, 342,000 people are expected to enroll by 2017. “This is the cornerstone of our president’s agenda. Many of us have been waiting for this moment,” said Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, a Chicago Democrat and bill sponsor. She tamped down questions from Republicans over timing by saying those who need care can’t wait another day. “They will become insured for the first time in history,” she said. House lawmakers approved the measure 63-55. It heads back to the Senate after House changes. Gov. Pat Quinn, who is in favor, said it would “improve the health of hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable people across Illinois.” U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, made an appearance during the floor debate, but didn’t speak. Numerous Republicans

questioned the cost given Illinois’ disastrous finances and whether the expansion is sustainable. Several called for a delay. A U.S. Supreme Court decision last year made the expansion optional and more than a dozen Republican-led states have declined. The expansion would cover those making up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, or just under $16,000 annually, and the federal government would pay for it the first three years. After that, states would gradually pick up a greater percentage of the costs. Also Monday, the House approved a plan adding more protections for Illinois consumers who buy a dog or cat at a pet store and find out the pet is gravely ill. House members voted 67-49 for the so-called “puppy lemon law.” The Senate approved it earlier this month, but House changes will require Senate concurrence. A spokeswoman said Monday that Quinn supports it.

Girl Scouts selling camp sites By RYAN J. FOLEY The Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa – When it came time to draw up a budget, one of Iowa’s regional Girl Scout councils reviewed its programs and made a proposal that would have been unthinkable a generation ago: selling its last four summer camps. Troop leader Joni Kinsey was stunned. For decades, the camps had been cherished places where thousands of young girls spent summer breaks hiking, huddling around campfires and building friendships. Kinsey, whose daughter learns to train horses at camp, immediately started a petition to fight the idea. Other scouting alums and volunteers have taken up the cause, too, packing public meetings, sending letters to newspapers and recording a protest song for YouTube. When those efforts failed, they filed a lawsuit. Nationwide, Girl Scout councils are confronting intense opposition as they sell camps that date back to the

8STATE BRIEFS Chicago man charged in slaying of 6-month-old CHICAGO – A Chicago man accused of killing a 6-monthold girl in a shooting that also wounded her father was seeking revenge for the theft of a video game console, authorities said Monday. Koman Willis was charged with first-degree murder Monday in the death of the infant, Jonylah Watkins, who was shot on March 11 while sitting in her father’s lap in a minivan. The baby’s father, Jonathan Watkins, was seriously wounded in the attack, and police say he was the intended target. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told reporters the suspect is a documented gang member with 38 previous arrests and was acting in response to a burglary at his mother’s home.

Chicago rabbi accused of 2006 sexual assault CHICAGO – A Chicago rabbi is being accused of molesting a teenage boy. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that 45-year-old Larry L. Dudovitz, of the West Rogers Park neighborhood, has been charged with one count

of criminal sexual assault. Dudovitz was arrested Saturday and was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bond. According to court records, Dudovitz is accused of abusing the boy, who was 15 at the time, while he was sleeping in the rabbi’s home in 2006.

Obama to attend Chicago fundraisers CHICAGO – President Barack Obama will travel to his hometown of Chicago this week for fundraisers to help Democrats in next year’s midterm elections. The White House says Obama will visit Chicago Wednesday and will return to Washington Thursday. He’ll be attending events to raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The president is engaged in a robust effort to support Democrats in next year’s elections. For Obama, winning back Democratic control of the House of Representatives and holding his party’s majority in the Senate in 2014 would give him more opportunities to pass legislation Republicans oppose.

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The Swift Activity Center at the Camp Conestoga Girls Scouts camp in New Liberty, Iowa. In an effort to save money, Girl Scout councils across the country are making proposals to sell summer camps that date back to the 1950s. 1950s and earlier. Leaders say the properties have become a financial drain at a time when girls are less interested in camp. Defenders insist the camping experience shaped who they are and must be preserved for future generations. “Those camps still belong to us, not just literally as members of the organization, but as people who feel like, ‘That’s part of my home life,’” Kinsey said. “When camps get closed, it’s devastating. I mean, heartbreaking. We

adults can cry over it and do.” Pro-camp activists have boycotted cookie drives, held overnight camp-ins outside council offices, filed legal actions and tried to elect sympathetic volunteers to governing boards. The other side has responded with its own aggressive tactics. At public meetings, some Girl Scout councils have hired facilitators to tightly manage the agenda and security guards to watch over protesters.

Edward R. Allen: The visitation will be from 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, until the 7:30 p.m. memorial service at James A. O’Connor Funeral Home, 11603 E. Main St., Huntley. Inurnment will be private. For information, call 847-669-5111. Melanie Leigh (Roberts) Davis: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. The funeral Mass will celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, at St. John’s Church, 2304 Church St., Johnsburg. All to meet at the church at 9:45 a.m. For information, call 815-385-0063. Leonard E. Fair: The visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. The visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. until the service at

10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Ringwood Cemetery. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063. Kenneth G. Freise: The visitation will continue from 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, until the service at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 412 Jackson St., Marengo. Interment will be in McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock. For information, call Fredrick Funeral Home at 847-683-2711. Dolores F. Meier: The visitation will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry. The funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Interment will be Thursday, May 30, at Wood National Cemetery in Milwaukee.



Born: April 16, 1947; in Rockford Died: May 24, 2013; in Harvard

Died: May 24, 2013; in Barrington

HARVARD – Susan Joy Brian, 66, of Harvard, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at her home. She was born April 16, 1947, to Eugene and Ruth (Nell) Haroldson in Rockford. On Jan. 30, 1971, she married James Nelson Brian Jr. in Rockford. She was a registered nurse who was the assistant director of nursing at Valley Hi Nursing Home in Woodstock, where she had worked for more than 40 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed spending time with family and taking care of her grandsons. Survivors include her daughter, Colleen (Tim) Lakis of Lisle; a son, Tim (Jen Sklar) Brian of Harvard; grandsons, Tristan and Tyler Lakis; two sisters, Holly (Greg) Orlowski and Nancy Stevens; three brothers-in-law, Murray (Carol) Brian, Rich Brian and Thomas (Debby) Brian; sister-in-law, Susan (Jim) Bodenner; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Ruth; husband, James; infant son, Robert; father and mother-in-law, Nelson and Dorothy Brian; and brother-inlaw, John Stevens. The visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St., Harvard. The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Rockford. Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www. Call the funeral home for information at 815-943-5400. Sign the guest book at www.

BARRINGTON – Steven Mark Ehredt, 57, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington. He was born in Elmhurst, the son of Warren and Marilyn (Hill) Ehredt. Steven is survived by his mother, Marilyn Hansen; his sister, Christine (Michael) Kryzak; a brother, Jeffrey; nieces and nephews, Rachel, Matthew, Madison, Bryan, Patrick, Jennifer, Stephanie and Anthony. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Anna Hill; his father, Warren Ehredt Sr.; a sister, Judith Gedaminsas; a brother, Warren Ehredt Jr.; and a nephew, Kevin. There will be a memorial Mass celebration at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 30, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. For funeral information, call 815-455-2233 or visit Sign the guest book at www.

FRANCES L. HINES Born: Oct. 4, 1929; in Chicago Died: May 26, 2013; in Hawthorn Woods HAWTHORN WOODS – Frances L. Hines, 83, of Hawthorn Woods, and a former 37-year resident of Carpentersville, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family. Fran was born October 4, 1929, in Chicago, the daughter of the late George and Loretta (nee Franzen) Feulner. On April 7, 1951, she married Edwin E. Hines. Ed preceded Fran in death on July 28, 1989, after 38 years of marriage. Fran was a former 37-year resident of Carpentersville, a former member of the St. Monica Catholic

Church and a former 20-year employee of Chicago Rawhide. Following her move to Hawthorn Woods, Fran became an avid sixday-a-week 5 a.m. swimmer at the Beuhler YMCA. Most of all, Fran was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was devoted to her family. Survivors include her children, Therese Hines, Ruth (Norman) Stilphen, Dennis (Judy), Tom (Lynn), Larry (the late Maureen) Robert, Mark (Jessica) Hines and Kathleen (Rob) Carlson. Fran is also survived by her 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her sister, Jane Geinosky; and many nieces, nephews and countless good and faithful friends. Fran was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ed; her daughter-in-law, Maureen; her sisters, Margie Albach and Virginia Feulner; and her brother, George Feulner, Jr. in infancy. The funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, at the Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee. Burial will follow in the Dundee Township East Cemetery in East Dundee. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence, visit For information, call 847-4263436. Sign the guest book at www.

ALDO J. PISCITELLI, SR. Born: Dec. 27, 1934; in Chicago Died: May 25, 2013; in Crystal Lake

ELMER J. HORAK Born: April 27, 1938; in Mundelein Died: May 23, 2013 RICHMOND – Elmer J. Horak, 75, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, from pancreatic cancer. Elmer was born April 27, 1938, to Martin and Albie Horak of Mundelein. Elmer was a Richmond resident for more than 50 years. He was a retired operating engineer and a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150. Elmer also owned a local bar for a number of years in Richmond. Elmer is survived by his wife, Judy; his sister, Rosie; and his five children, Lisa, Amy, John, Meg and Paul. He was the grandfather of eight grandchildren, Dan, Jude, Samantha, Evan, Paul, Ashley, John and Augustine. The family of Elmer wishes to express sincere appreciation to his friends, neighbors and caregivers for their ongoing support, help and care. Cremation has taken place and per Elmer’s wishes there will be no visitation. A Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 10519 Main St. in Richmond. A luncheon will follow Mass. Sign the guest book at www.

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CRYSTAL LAKE – Aldo J. Piscitelli, Sr., 78, of Crystal Lake, formerly of Chicago, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013, at his home. He was born December 27, 1934, in Chicago, to the late Virgil and Lena (nee Maricic) Piscitelli. He married the late Joanna Zyrkowski on May 3, 1958, in Chicago. Survivors include his children, Barbara (Paul) Gianni of Palatine, Joseph Virgil Piscitelli of Whitewater, Wis., Maria (David) Sellevold of St. Charles, Lauren (Brian) Zellers of Crystal Lake, Theresa Silovic of Crystal Lake, Joanna (Fredrick) Downey of Highland Park and James (Shirley) Piscitelli of San Francisco; grandchildren, Pasquale (Karrie) Gianni, Rosa (George) Litgen, Joseph II, Christopher and Rebecca Piscitelli, Joel Sellevold, Elizabeth and Mary Zellers, Julianna Silovic, Matthew and Maxwell Downey, and Joanna and Sabella Piscitelli; and great-grandchildren, George III, Michela and Giada Litgen. The visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at the Davenport Family Funeral Home,

CLIFFORD E. SCHWEMM Died: May 25, 2013; in Cary CARY – Clifford E. Schwemm, 93, of Cary, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Kahle-Moore Funeral Home. For information, call the funeral home at 847-3817.

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Border fee study sparks opposition By MANUEL VALDES The Associated Press SEATTLE – By Michael Hill’s estimation, 90 percent of the people pumping gas at his station just south of the U.S.-Canada border in Washington state are Canadians. Gas north of the 49th parallel, he said, is about $1.30 per gallon more expensive than in the United States. But that’s not the only product that Canadians seek in visits to Washington state: Beer, wine and milk are significantly cheaper (beer and wine alone are roughly half the price in the U.S.). Add a strong Canadian dollar and the result is a key element of the economy in the towns of Whatcom County. For example, the town of Blaine, population just shy of

5,000, generates over $225,000 from a penny per gallon gas tax, which is about 30 percent of its street maintenance budget. That’s why Hill and others are troubled by the notion of charging a fee to enter the U.S. by land. Last month, in its 2014 fiscal year budget proposal, the Department of Homeland Security requested permission to study a fee at the nation’s land border crossings. “It’s a deterrent,” said Hill, whose station is fully stocked with wine and has a reader board that says “Thank you Canadians.” “They should be doing anything they can to get them down here to buy more,” he added. That lone request sparked wide opposition among mem-

bers of Congress from northern states, who vowed to stop it. A fee, they say, would hurt communities on the border that rely on people, goods and money moving between the U.S. and Canada. “The imposition of such a toll would act as a barrier to the greater economic integration that we seek, and is the absolute last thing we should be doing to grow our economy,” stated a letter sent to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano earlier this month signed by 18 Republican and Democratic House lawmakers. Democrat U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont is sponsoring an amendment to the immigration reform bill that bars Homeland Security from conducting the study. The senator has also prom-

ised to stop any funding for the study. In the House, Democrat Rep. Suzan DelBene of Washington state introduced a bill to stop the creation of a fee. This week an amendment by Democrat Rep. Bill Owens of New York to stop the study was introduced to the House to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill. Lawmakers and people from the southern border, though, did not show such strong opposition, highlighting a northsouth divide on how to pay for border infrastructure. Democrat Congressman Ruben E. Hinojosa, who represents a district in Texas that includes McAllen and its nearby border region, said fees would be good if the revenue stream is used to improve infrastructure.

8WORLD BRIEFS Bombs kill more than 60 in Iraqi capital

UK police arrest 10th suspect in slaying

BAGHDAD – A coordinated wave of car bombings tore through mostly Shiite areas of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 66 people and maiming nearly 200 as insurgents step up the bloodshed roiling Iraq. The attacks in markets and other areas frequented by civilians are the latest sign of a rapid deterioration in security as sectarian tensions are exacerbated by anti-government protests and the war in neighboring Syria grinds on. More than 450 people have been killed across Iraq in May. Most of the killings came over the past two weeks in the most sustained wave of violence since U.S. troops left in December 2011.

LONDON – British police arrested a 10th suspect Monday in connection with the vicious street killing of a soldier in London, an apparent Islamic extremist attack that has horrified the country and heightened racial tensions. The 50-year-old man was detained in Welling, east of London, on suspicion of conspiring to murder 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby, Scotland Yard said. Police gave no further information about the suspect’s identity. The latest arrest came as more details trickled out about the background of Michael Adebolajo, 28, one of the two main British suspects in Wednesday’s slaying.

– Wire reports

United States intelligence embraces debate in national security decisions By LARA JAKES The Associated Press WASHINGTON – In the months leading up to the killing of Osama bin Laden, veteran intelligence analyst Robert Cardillo was given the nickname “Debbie Downer.” With each new tidbit of information that tracked bin Laden to a high-walled compound in northern Pakistan – phone records, satellite imaging, clues from other suspects – Cardillo cast doubt that the terror network leader and mastermind was actually there. As the world now knows well, President Barack Obama ultimately decided to launch a May 2011 raid on the Abbottabad compound that killed bin Laden. But the level of widespread skepticism that Cardillo shared with other top-level officials – which nearly scuttled the raid – reflected a sea change within the U.S. spy community, one that embrac-

es debate to avoid “slam-dunk” intelligence in tough national security decisions. The same sort of highstakes dissent was on public display as intelligence officials grappled with conflicting opinions about threats in North Korea and Syria. And it is a vital part of discussions over whether to send deadly drone strikes against terror suspects abroad – including U.S. citizens. The three cases provide a rare look inside the secretive 16 intelligence agencies as they try to piece together security threats from bits of vague information from around the world. But they also raise concerns about whether officials who make decisions based on their assessments can get clear guidance from a divided intelligence community. At the helm of what he calls a healthy discord is Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who has spent more than two-thirds of his 72 years

collecting, analyzing and reviewing spy data from war zones and rogue nations. Clapper, the nation’s fourth top intelligence chief, says disputes are uncommon but absolutely necessary to get as much input as possible in far-flung places where it’s hard for the U.S. to extract – or fully understand – ground-level realities. “What’s bad about dissension? Is it a good thing to have uniformity of view where everyone agrees all the time? I don’t think so,” Clapper told The Associated Press in an interview Friday. “...People lust for uniform clairvoyance. We’re not going to do that.” “We are never dealing with a perfect set of facts,” Clapper said. “You know the old saw about the difference between mysteries and secrets? Of course, we’re held equally responsible for divining both. And so those imponderables like that just have to be factored.”


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Continued from page A1 “I want to go to the semifinals this year,” he said. “There is a little bit of pressure.” Urbanski will start his road to the championship when he enters the computer-based test preliminary round Tuesday. There will be additional challenges to advancing out of that first stage because a vocabulary portion has been added to the computerized tests. Spellers will need to know the spelling and definition of the word in that stage. Knowing her son’s proficiency in Greek, German and French, Maureen Urbanski said she is more excited than nervous to see how Lucas and all the competitors handle the added challenge. “It’s going to make things, for those who have been around, more of a challenge,” she said.” While many 13-year-old

Computer-Based Test (preliminaries) Tuesday: Not televised Round Two (preliminaries) Wednesday: 7 to 10:45 a.m., Round Three Wednesday: 12:15 to 3:45 p.m., Computer-Based Test (semifinals) Wednesday: Not televised Semifinals Thursday: 1 to 4 p.m., ESPN2 Championship Finals Thursday: 7 to 9 p.m., ESPN boys are investing in sports and other clubs, Lucas Urbanski has developed the same passion and focus for spelling each year. He sacrificed playing on a travel baseball team to study, and his father, Michael Urbanski, said they used the money saved to buy computer language programs.

Lucas Urbanski even took private lessons from a French teacher at Crystal Lake Central High School this year. Michael Urbanski said his son’s increased focus is due in part to the increased competition he faces. “Scarlett Costello gave him a good run for his money at the county spelling bee,” Michael Urbanski said. “We knew from last year’s bee that she was going to be in the top three.” Regardless of how Lucas Urbanski fares against the 281 other spellers at the national competition, he and his parents said the educational and social experience always is worth the trip. Lucas Urbanski said he has made close friends during his trips to Washington, and while he was disheartened to see one of his best friends fail to qualify out of Mississippi this year, he looked forward to seeing familiar faces. “It’s been exciting, it never gets old,” he said.

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that we do.” Before the service, people slumped into lawn chairs and wrapped themselves in blankets as they awaited the parade. They gripped coffee cups with both hands, huddled under umbrellas and sported rain jackets with hoods draped over their heads. It was a far cry from last year’s parade, when temperatures reached the mid-90s. “We liked the weather last year when it was 95,” said Rebecca Hagenow, of Crystal Lake, who was watching her two sons in the Crystal Lake Central band. Her husband, Ernie Hagenow, remembered a couple of band members falling victim to the heat last year. “So they’re like every kid gets a water bottle,” he said. “I’m like, ‘They’re not going to need it this year.’ ” The couple’s sons came through shortly thereafter, among a quick procession of

Continued from page A1 Larimer was one of 12 people killed in July during a shooting rampage at a Colorado movie theater. A 2003 Crystal Lake South graduate and Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class, Larimer died at age 27 while shielding his girlfriend, who went unharmed. After Scott and Kathleen Larimer were presented the plaque, Tom Aellig, commander of American Legion Post 171, which conducts the event, spoke more generally about the importance of honoring men and women in service. “I’m always in awe of every man and woman that serves,” Aellig said. “In the world that we live in today, it’s inspiring to see these brave citizens who honor our nation with their sacrifices so the rest of us can enjoy the life

veterans, Scouts and music. The parade started at 11 a.m. By 12:15 p.m., the cemetery service had ended and people were filing out. As they did, Scott Larimer took a minute to reflect. Growing up, he marched in Memorial Day parades as a high school band member, and he watched four out of his five children do the same. He’s been in them for his involvement with Boy Scouts, too. “So, yes, I’ve been at a few Memorial Day parades,” he said. “This one just has a little more of a different flavor to it.” And then someone else came by to offer their condolences. A woman patted Scott Larimer on the shoulder, a quick gesture so as to not interrupt his current conversation. “Oh, come on,” he said cheerfully. “I get a hug out of the deal.”

Rule curtails chairman’s power • HILL Continued from page A1 “The next step is, I don’t know. I haven’t made up my mind,” Hill said Thursday. “Let’s see what the board says to me as far as input. And we really need to wait and see what the board does with all these changes to the rules.” The Management Services Committee is poised to recommend changes to County Board rules, which the committee reviews after every election. One change that could be proposed would increase the vote threshold that Hill would need to change a committee membership. Committee member Michael Walkup, R-Crystal Lake, plans to introduce a recommendation that would require a three-fourths supermajority – or 18 of 24 votes – to move a County Board member who does not want to be reassigned. Salgado has fought Hill’s recommendation to move her on the grounds of her job as human resources director for Pioneer Center for Human Services, which receives Mental Health Board funding. The state’s attorney’s office has ruled in the past that Salgado’s presence on the committee does not constitute a conflict. The proposed rule is one of several aimed at curtailing the power of the chairman, an idea that has gained ground since 2012, the last year of former Chairman Ken Koehler’s eightyear reign. “It’s a combination of what happened under the previous

chair, and that’s been sort of continued, and in some cases amplified, by the current chair,” Walkup said. Several board members alleged that Hill’s pick to replace Salgado – freshman member Robert Martens Sr., R-Spring Grove – was inappropriate because he is the retired CEO of a now-defunct mental health agency that was closely aligned with the Mental Health Board. Hill has insisted that choosing her own candidate and trying to move Salgado are unrelated to the efforts by a majority of the seven-member committee to put new faces on the Mental Health Board. “It was because of her work with Pioneer Center. It was not tied to the Mental Health Board,” Hill said. But Salgado said she believes there is a relationship to some degree. She also said it is unfair for her to be singled out, given that conflict-of-interest allegations have arisen against the chairmen of two other committees. “[Hill’s] timing could not have been worse. Remove me on the same night of [Cathy Ferguson’s] appointment, and after all these issues?” Salgado said. Another proposed rule change floating through the Management Services Committee would limit the chairman’s power to recommend appointees without committee approval. Committee Chairwoman Paula Yensen, D-Lake in the Hills, said she hopes to have the recommended rules to the full County Board for a vote at its June 18 night meeting.

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Find balance in BAC level If you were a 120-pound woman and drank more than just a single beer within 90 minutes before hitting the road, would it be fair if the cops charged you with drunken driving? What if you were a 160-pound man and drank more than two beers? Should you be kept off the road? The feds say yes. The booze industry says no. We see a practical American middle ground. The National Transportation Safety Board has called on all 50 states to lower the legal limit for driving from a 0.08 to 0.05 blood-alcohol content. Doing so, the NTSB said, would save tens of thousands of lives, as much of Europe and Australia has learned. The NTSB says people generally fail to appreciate how much even moderate drinking can impair driving skills by diminishing reaction time and attentiveness and increasing drowsiness. In several European countries where the allowable blood-alcohol level was reduced to 0.05 from 0.08, traffic fatalities dropped by 8 percent to 12 percent among people aged 18 to 49. In Queensland, Australia, traffic fatalities dropped by 18 percent. But this argument bumps up hard against acceptable social norms in the United States, if not in Queensland. We can’t find a poll to back us up on this, but we suspect most Americans would balk at the sight of a 120-pound driver who drinks, say, a beer-and-half being treated like a criminal by a state trooper. We can only imagine how much more police manpower such a change would take to enforce, and we’d rather see the police focus on serious drunken drivers. Our question is why 0.08 to 0.05? Why not reduce the maximum allowed blood alcohol content to 0.07 or even 0.06? That would not reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes entirely, but better balance legitimate safety concerns with widely accepted social practices. Chicago Sun-Times

8LEGISLATIVE DIRECTORY U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam R-6th District 2700 International Drive, Suite 304, West Chicago, IL 60185 630-232-0006 Fax: 630-893-9735 227 Cannon House Ofice Building Washington, DC 20515 202-225-4561 Web: U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren R-14th District 427 Cannon HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone: 202-225-2976 Fax: 202-225-0697 Web: Gov. Pat Quinn 207 Statehouse Springield, IL 62706 800-642-3112 State Sen. Pamela Althoff R-32nd District 5400 West Elm Street, Suite 103 McHenry, IL 60050 815-455-6330 M103E State House Springield, IL 62706 217-782-8000 Fax: 217-782-9586 State Sen. Dan Duffy R-26th District 330 E. Main St. Suite 301 Barrington, IL 60010 847-277-7100 105D Capitol Building Springield, IL 62706 217-782-8010 State Sen. Karen McConnaughay R-33th District 81 S. McLean Blvd. South Elgin, IL 60177 (847) 214-8245 303A Stratton Building Springield, IL 62706 (217) 782-1977 State Rep. Jack Franks D-63rd District 1193 S. Eastwood Drive Woodstock, IL 60098 815-334-0063 Fax: 815-334-9147 239-E Stratton Building Springield, IL 62706 217-782-1717 Fax: 217-557-2118 State Rep. Michael Tryon R-66th District 1500 Carlemont Drive, Suite D 815-459-6453 Fax: 815-455-8284 244-W Stratton Building Springield, IL 62706 217-782-0432 Fax: 217-782-1275

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8IT’S YOUR WRITE Remembering Don Peasley To the Editor: Don Peasley has been my hero for a long time. He did it his way. Peasley mustered out of the military at the end of WWII and settled in Woodstock. His goal was to be a journalist, and becoming a full-time successful journalist in McHenry County, population 200,000, was impossible. Peasley did a most brave thing. He went out on his own and made it. He became McHenry County’s leading independent journalist and its leading public relations writer and photographer. I have lost a good friend, and McHenry County has lost its best historian. H. Joseph Gitlin Woodstock

Support Medicare act To the Editor: I urge your publication to publish an editorial in support of Congress passing the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2013. The bills in the Senate (SB 117) and the House (HR 1102) would direct the secretary of health and

human services to negotiate with pharmaceutical manufacturers the prices that may be charged to Medicare Part D prescription drug plan sponsors and Medicare Advantage organizations for covered Part D drugs. Your readers should understand that putting the federal government’s purchasing power to work to save money is simply common sense, and it would save Medicare up to $156 billion over 10 years while reducing health-care costs for seniors. Robert Herring Huntley

Lies or incompetence? To the Editor: President Obama’s administration is as far away from a transparent administration as the Earth is from Mars. President Obama probably lied about the Islamic terrorist attack that killed four Americans at the Benghazi Embassy. Obama or those responsible probably covered up why the security requested months earlier was denied and the assault team ready to come to

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the embassy’s aid was ordered to stand down. Other than Benghazi, Fast and Furious’ gun deal under Eric Holder, and the thousands of pages the Obama administration craftily provided with no real information to congressional investigations, they are the most transparent administration. Obama saying his administration is transparent does not actually mean it is transparent. It’s just another trick. If the truth about Benghazi and Fast and Furious came out before the election, not only would Obama have lost the election, many of Obama’s congressional supporters would have lost their seats, too.

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How can the citizens in this country that voted for Obama still keep silent about the lies he is continually telling the American people? I am shocked that the press freely distributes the lies coming from the Obama administration. Some of the errors were: Obama was not going to raise taxes one dime if you earned under $250,000; Obamacare was going to save you money; Obamacare would not cover abortions. Now President Obama is tearing out the Second Amendment and working on the First Amendment. Had enough? Harold W. Gabel II Fox Lake

Sunday news cycle misses larger story Gov. Pat Quinn has loved to hold Sunday news conferences for decades. He discovered a long time ago that newspapers were desperate for stories on Sundays, so a Sunday news conference pretty much guaranteed coverage in Monday’s editions. The problem, though, is that newspapers and other media outlets tend to send younger, less experienced reporters to Sunday events. And sometimes those reporters miss something that others might catch. For instance, two Sundays ago, Senate President John Cullerton said something pretty important that was completely ignored by the media. Cullerton appeared that Sunday with Gov. Quinn, state Sen. Dan Kotowski and parents of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre victims to tout a ban on high-capacity gun magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds. Cullerton highlighted his anti-gun bonafides during his opening remarks. “I’m very proud of the fact that Illinois has been the only state in the nation that doesn’t allow for concealed guns to be carried in public,” Cullerton said. But that wasn’t what went unnoticed because it wasn’t news. Throughout his long political career, Cullerton has always been a staunch opponent of the National Rifle Association. He doesn’t love guns at all. Nothing to see there. Move along. But, like I said, the big news was ignored. “In the case of concealed carry, some say we have to pass a bill,” Cullerton told Chicago reporters. “The fact of the matter is, if we don’t pass a bill in Springfield, the city of Chicago, county of Cook, 208 home-rule units can pass their own legislation.

VIEWS Rich Miller “So, while we should pass a sensible bill to regulate it statewide, if we don’t, it’s not the end of the world.” It was the clearest statement yet from Cullerton that not passing a concealed-carry bill might be the best way to go. As you already know, a federal appellate court has given Illinois until June 9 to pass a new public carry law. If not, all of Illinois’ current carry laws will be struck down as unconstitutional on that date. At first, liberals were being stampeded into passing new legislation. But Chicago’s mayor and his legislative allies have made it quietly known that not passing a bill might not be so bad. Chicago could pass a much stricter proposal than anything that could ever receive the General Assembly’s imprimatur, for instance. The statement was also somewhat of a cover for Cullerton’s inability to move a concealed-carry bill out of his Senate a few days before. According to very top sources, two of House Speaker Michael Madigan’s strongest Senate allies flipped from supporting the Senate President’s bill to opposed, which kept it from being passed. The sponsor, state Sen. Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago, and Cullerton blamed the NRA, with Raoul saying that the “extremists have won.” But it was Madigan who actually killed it. Why did he kill it? Well, Madigan did not want the Senate’s bill to pass, believing it would undermine support for his own cham-


ber’s bill among liberals and Chicagoans. He also believed that the Senate’s far more restrictive bill could not pass the House, so killing that measure was a way to avoid gridlock. After Speaker Madigan passed a concealed-carry bill through his House on Friday, Cullerton said he could see ways to compromise, but he also blasted parts of the bill as “offensive” and said he was “violently opposed” to them. The main thing Cullerton objected to was a provision that would kill off all local gun control ordinances, including Chicago’s assault weapons ban. Madigan said he believed the proposal was needed to make all laws the same throughout the state. Cullerton said that locals should absolutely have the ability to write their own gun ordinances, but said he would agree to a single statewide standard for concealed carry. So, if Madigan’s quite radical local preemption language on all gun ordinances was removed, the rest of the bill would be a whole lot more acceptable. Offering up a completely unacceptable and even outrageous demand in order to get the other side to accept some things that they might not normally otherwise agree to is a pretty standard negotiating tactic. And if they can’t come to an agreement? Well, Cullerton has already said that it wouldn’t be the end of the world if nothing happens and the state law is struck down. If he’s telling the truth, it gives him a pretty good negotiating stance. • Rich Miller publishes Capitol Fax, a daily political newsletter, and CapitolFax. com.

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Connection between coach, players powers PR By PATRICK MASON

What’s at stake Seven years later, and the Prairie Ridge girls soccer team has a chance to be back. After a wildly successful regular season that saw them win the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division title, the Wolves have rolled through the postseason and will face Lake Forest in the Class 2A Barrington Supersectional at 5 p.m. Tuesday. A win gives them their first state berth since the 2005 season, when the Wolves lost in the Class

Prairie Ridge faces Lake Forest in the Class 2A Barrington Supersectional at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The winner advances to the state semifinals Friday at North Central College in Naperville.

AA quarterfinals. The state series since has gone from a twoclass to a three-class system, and a trip to state puts a team in the semifinals. “Being a senior, I couldn’t even have imagined this,” goal-

ANALYSIS Meghan Montemurro

keeper Whitney Whitehouse said. As they enter territory that only two previous Prairie Ridge girls soccer teams have experienced, first-year coach J.C. Brown sought out several successful Wolves coaches and asked their advice on how to approach and handle situations when the stakes continue to grow. Brown spoke with football coach Chris Schremp, who won a state championship during the 2011-12 season, volleyball coach Stefanie Otto and former soccer coach Dave O’Leary. Brown

asked them what it takes to win at this level, what he needs to do as a coach and how to get his players to perform their best. “So many times coaches want to change things up,” Schremp said. “Just keep things the same. They had a good run already. Keep things the same in practice. You can make little adjustments, but keep making it fun.” That the Wolves (17-2-1) are having fun is something any Kyle Grillot - spectator can see when looking at their sideline during a match. Prairie Ridge soccer coach J.C. Brown and junior Brooke

See SOCCER, page B3

Laibly embrace Friday after the Wolves beat Freeport, 2-1, in the Class 2A Freeport Sectional final.


On to Game 7


Patience pays off for Cubs

VIEWS Jeff Arnold

Crawford shakes off bad goal

CHICAGO – Two hours before the Cubs and White Sox faced off for the first time this season, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer lamented his team’s inability to reach base. It’s not a new problem for the Next Cubs, and their South Side rivals Cubs at endure the same Sox, 7:10 p.m. issue – a failure to Tuesday, CSN, draw walks. The WCIU, AM-670, Sox rank 29th in AM-720 walks with 121, and the Cubs are even worse, dead last in the majors with 116. That’s not exactly a recipe for a potent offense. “As an organization, Theo [Epstein] and I strongly believe you can’t be a good team if you don’t get on base and grind out at-bats,” Hoyer said. “If we’re not going to do that, we’re going to have to spend a lot of time figuring it out, because we’re not going to be successful until we do.” The Cubs must have listened in on Hoyer’s pre-game spiel. They drew three walks, leading to two runs, in a 7-0 win against the Sox on Monday at U.S. Cellular Field. The Cubs’ displayed better patience at the plate, forcing Sox starter Jose Quintana to throw 95 pitches in six innings. Ultimately, the Cubs (20-30) averaged 3.7 pitches per at-bat and had only one at-bat which resulted in a first pitch out. “When you’re grinding out at-bats, you’re grinding out quality at-bats,” manager Dale Sveum said. “Sometimes, we get confused with always needing a hit instead of grinding it out and having a quality at-bat.”

DETROIT – Hockey fans in this town don’t tend to be genteel to begin with. They hoot and holler through a moment of silence. They throw dead, eight-tentacled seafood on the ice and will make opposing teams – especially ones from Chicago – feel as if they don’t have a friend on God’s green earth. But make a mistake – like the monumental blunder Corey Crawford made in the second period Monday night in the Hawks’ 4-3 win in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals – and they won’t let you forget it. Not for a second. For the Blackhawks, Crawford’s goaltending faux pas could have been the season. For Crawford, who is no stranger to feeling the weight of the playoff world on his shoulders, one misplayed shot, one game-winning goal, could have been enough to haunt him for the rest of his career. And everyone in Joe Louis Arena knew it. So they did what Detroiters do. They kick you when you’re down, daring you to get back to your feet for more. “Crawww-forrrddddd ... Crawww-forrddddd,” the chant started, bouncing from one end of the building to the other. “Crawww-forrdddd.”

See ARNOLD, page B2 See CUBS, page B4

ABOVE: The Blackhawks’ Marian Hossa celebrates his goal, the first of the game, against the Red Wings on Monday during the first period in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals in Detroit. The Hawks won, 4-3, to send the series to Game 7 on Wednesday at the United Center. LEFT: Hawks center Michael Frolik celebrates in front of the Hawks’ bench after scoring on a penalty shot in the third period to give the Hawks a 4-2 lead.

GLANCE GAME 1 @ Chicago Blackhawks 4, Red Wings 1 GAME 2 @ Chicago Red Wings 4 Blackhawks 1 GAME 3 @ Detroit Red Wings 3, Blackhawks 1 GAME 4 @ Detroit Red Wings 2, Blackhawks 0 GAME 5 @ Chicago Blackhawks 4, Red Wings 1 GAME 6 @ Detroit Blackhawks 4, Red Wings 3 AP photo

Jeff Samardzija pitched a two-hit shutout Monday in the Cubs’ 7-0 win against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

GAME 7 @ Chicago 7 p.m. Wednesday, NBCSN

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“Maybe they leave treats for Jonathan Toews in Detroit’s penalty box. Must be some reason he keeps visiting.” #CHIvsDET – Tom Musick@tcmusick

NBA playoffs: Miami at Indiana, 7:30 p.m., TNT The Heat lead the best-ofseven Eastern Conference finals, 2-1, after winning Game 3 at Indiana on Sunday.

Brittney Griner made history Monday by becoming the first WNBA player to dunk twice in a game. Too bad both dunks came in the fourth quarter with her Phoenix Mercury hopelessly behind the Sky, who won the season opener, 102-80. Story, page B2

Dusty Baker suggested the Cubs’ Matt Garza and the Reds’ Johnny Cueto should be allowed to fight to settle their dispute, “like hockey.” Three better suggestions: 1. A game of “MLB 13: The Show” 2. Spelling bee 3. Socker Boppers

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Spurs sweep Grizzlies to reach Finals By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA Finals for the first time since they won their last championship in 2007. Tony Parker scored 37 points in his best game this postseason, and the San Antonio Spurs finished off a sweep Monday night of the Memphis Grizzlies with a 93-86 win Monday night in the Western Conference finals. The Spurs now have won six straight in these playoffs, handing

two straight losses to a team that had been undefeated on their own court in their best postseason in franchise history. Memphis finished off its best season ever swept by the very same franchise that needed four games to knock them out of their first playoff appearance back in 2004. Parker had his best game this postseason as he hit 15 of 21 from the field and all six attempts at the free throw line, earning the Spurs and Tim Duncan plenty of rest before Game 1 of the Finals on June 6. “He’s been amazing,” Duncan said of Parker. “Every year, he gets

better and better and better. He’s been carrying us. You can see tonight he carried us the entire game.” Duncan hugged Manu Ginobili before heading off the court, celebrating the chance at a title that slipped away a year ago when the Spurs blew a 2-0 lead to Oklahoma City losing four straight. The 37-year-old Duncan finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Kawhi Leonard added 11. “We want to get back there,” Duncan said of making the finals. “We’ve had some really close years where we fell right on the verge of getting back. It feels like forever since we’ve

been there.” Memphis coach Lionel Hollins had talked about how his Grizzlies needed to dig deep for something they didn’t know they had to take the first step back into this series. But they couldn’t outshoot the Spurs and got beaten once again at their own inside game. The Spurs shot 51.3 percent (39 of 76) from the floor and outscored Memphis 52-32 in the paint, even though the Grizzlies had a 41-34 edge on the boards. Memphis led only briefly, and the last time at 6-4 as the Spurs took control early.

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Former Spurs star George Gervin (left) congratulates Tony Parker on Monday after the Spurs won the Western Conference final series in Memphis, Tenn.



AP sources: Bobcats hire Clifford as coach

Waiting for stars to shine

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte Bobcats have hired Los Angeles Lakers assistant Steve Clifford to become their new coach. Two people familiar with the situation said Monday that Clifford had agreed to a three-year contact. They spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the announcement had not been made public. Clifford replaces Mike Dunlap, who was fired after going 21-61 in his only season as coach.

Series may come down to 3rd lines By JEFF ARNOLD DETROIT – Neutralizing the star power on the top two lines of both the Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings has remained a talking point throughout the Western Conference semifinals. Until Hawks captain Jonathan Toews snapped a string of nine playoff games without a goal with Saturday night’s power play tally, Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk had been credited with not Jonathan only limiting Toews Toews’ scoring chances, but also frustrating him. Others have done the same to point-producers MariHenrik an Hossa and Zetterberg Patrick Sharp, although Hossa scored the Hawks’ first goal Monday in Game 6. But the Hawks have managed to return to the favor, limiting Datsyuk to one goal and no assists over the first five games of the series while teammate Henrik Zetterberg had been shut out with the exception of three assists. That has put more attention on the third and fourth lines for both teams with Red Wings coach Mike Babcock suggesting the third line can be expected to deliver a series win for a team. “Everybody would like to [score], but it doesn’t matter who scores as long as we win,” Hossa said after Monday’s morning skate. “We’re facing the top two lines and against the top two lines and so you kind of cancel each other out.” Hawks coach Joel Quenneville repeated the “it doesn’t matter who scores” mantra, saying the expectation is the same for everyone on the ice. “Both teams probably feel they get production from all four lines – anybody’s capable of scoring whether there’s checking on the top two [lines] or checking on the bottom two,” Quenneville said. “But we expect everyone to be comparable in how they play without the puck, but there’s got to be respect on all sides on who can score on our opponents.” Net worth: Hawks veteran Jamal Mayers was fined a half-day’s pay by the NHL Monday for firing pucks at the Red Wings’ net with Detroit players in the vicinity during warm-ups before Saturday night’s Game 5. Mayers has been a healthy scratch throughout the playoffs. Mayers said Monday everyone in the Hawks’ dressing room will do whatever it takes to win – even if that means trying to give the Hawks a mental edge over their rivals. “I was trying to get under their skin. I’m not going to hide behind it or lie to you,” Mayers said. “The league fined me and took the appropriate action, and I’ll pay the piper.”

Incoming Rutgers AD has no plans to resign

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The Sky’s Elena Delle Donne, (center) battles the Mercury’s DeWanna Bonner (left) for the ball as the Mercury’s Candice Dupree watches Monday in Phoenix. Delle Donne scored 22 points in her WNBA debut to help the Sky win, 102-80.


Memorable debuts Griner dunks twice, but Sky, Delle Donne dominate By JOHN MARSHALL The Associated Press PHOENIX – Brittney Griner got the dunks in her debut, becoming the first WNBA player to do it twice in one game. Elena Delle Donne had the better game and got the rout against the player picked ahead of her in the draft. Delle Donne outplayed No. 1 overall draft Brittney Griner and had one of the best rookie debuts in WNBA history, scoring 22 points to lead the Sky to a 10280 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Monday. “Today was absolutely amazing,” said Delle Donne, whose point total was sixth-highest for a debut in league history. “We came here to get a win, and that’s what we’re leaving with.” The fans inside US Airways Center and on national TV tuned in to see Griner dunk, and the Mercury’s above-therim-playing center didn’t disappoint, throwing down a one-hander early in the fourth quarter and a vicious two-hander in the closing minutes. That put her in

select company, joining Candace Parker (twice) and Lisa Leslie as the only WNBA players to dunk in a regular-season game. The double dunks turned out to be little more than a highlight-reel sideshow to the Sky’s dominating performance. Led by Delle Donne’s 16 points, the Sky took advantage of Griner’s early foul trouble and raced out to a 24-point lead halftime lead. Even when Phoenix tried to make a run and Griner got her dunks, the Sky didn’t fold, keeping the lead in double digits on the way to handing the Mercury their most lopsided home-opening loss. Epiphanny Prince had 26 points and five assists, Courtney Vandersloot added 14 points and Delle Donne, No. 2 overall pick behind Griner, had eight rebounds for the Sky. “I think it’s a really good starting point for our team,” Sky coach Pokey Chatman said. Griner finished with solid numbers in her debut: 17 points, eight rebounds, four blocked shots and two history-making

dunks. The problem was that the 6-foot-8 center picked up her third foul with 2½ minutes left in the first quarter and had with two points in nine first-half minutes. Without Griner, the Mercury had trouble stopping the Sky inside and gave up too many offensive rebounds, allowing the Sky to build a huge lead that was never really threatened. Diana Taurasi had 18 points and four assists, and Candice Dupree added 15 points for Phoenix. “In the second half, she played well, but she can’t do anything when she’s on the bench,” Mercury coach Corey Gaines said of Griner. “It’s a learning experience.” Griner came into the WNBA with expectations unlike any other player in league history. With a wingspan of 7-foot-4 and agility more like a much smaller player, Griner blocked more shots than anyone in NCAA history, man or woman, and changed the below-the-rim perception of women’s basketball with 18 dunks.

NEWARK, N.J. – Julie Hermann is not resigning as Rutgers’ incoming athletic director following a report that 16 years ago she humiliated and emotionally abused players while coaching the women’s volleyball team at Tennessee. And the university is standing behind her. “I never considered withdrawing because I feel very qualified to lead Rutgers into the future and into the transition into the Big Ten,” Hermann said Monday during a conference call. Embattled Rutgers President Robert Barchi said in a statement the university looks forward to her running the athletic department.

Duke rallies past Syracuse in men’s lacrosse final PHILADELPHIA – Duke rallied from an early deficit to beat Syracuse, 16-10, on Monday and win its second NCAA men’s lacrosse title. The Blue Devils trailed 5-0 in the second quarter. Jordan Wolf had four goals for Duke (16-5). Josh Offit and Josh Dionne each scored three times.

Rola gives Ohio St. first men’s tennis singles title URBANA – Blaz Rola of Ohio State and Nicole Gibbs of Stanford won NCAA singles titles Monday. Gibbs repeated as women’s champion after routing a hobbled Mary Weatherholt of Nebraska, 6-2, 6-4. Rola, who is from Slovenia, became the first men’s tennis champion for the Buckeyes, beating Jarmere Jenkins of Virginia, 7-6 (8), 6-4. – Wire reports

Crawford describes Red Wings’ 2nd goal as ‘brutal one’ • ARNOLD Continued from page B1 At ice level, Crawford heard it. He heard every single bit of it. In a game played deep in enemy territory and in a game when the Hawks faced the reality of a sudden and disappointing end to a season that had started with so much Stanley Cup promise, Crawford stood in the cross hairs of again being the biggest goat this town has seen since Steve Bartman. And he knew it. Boy, did he know it. “I pretty much told myself it can’t get any worse,” Crawford said after the Hawks forced a decisive Game 7 Wednesday night at the United Center. At that moment, after Joakim Andersson gave Detroit a 2-1 lead on a shot that Crawford admitted “he lost,” life pretty much couldn’t get any worse. For all of the times Crawford had bailed the Hawks out this season, for all of the growth he showed in becoming a more complete, more composed goalie, all that remained was that Crawford would again become the face of the Hawks’ failure to finish the deal. So in the midst of more than 20,000 relentless Red Wings fans chanting his name, mocking what could have been the goal he would have had to live with

from now to the start of training camp and possibly beyond, Crawford talked himself off the ledge. Be strong, Crawford told himself. Stop the next one, he continued. Move on to the next one, he finished. “It was a brutal one, obviously,” Crawford said. “But I was able to rebound after that.” The first lesson in goaltending is to play Corey with a short memory. Crawford It’s a skill easier said than done as anyone goalie who gives up the kind of goal Crawford did in what appeared to be such a pivotal moment will tell you. But somehow, some way, Crawford found a way. He found a way just in the same manner the Hawks have found a way to now erase what appeared late last week to be an insurmountable 3-1 series deficit. After an improbable third period when Michal Handzus, Bryan Bickell and Michael Frolik all scored to rescue the Hawks’ season, players in the dressing room talked about how it was Crawford who had kept the Hawks on life support when perhaps – with one

more Detroit goal – the season likely would have come to an end. But instead, the Hawks will skate to see another day, returning home with a chance now to advance to the Western Conference finals thanks to a game when timely goal-scoring and even timelier play in net from Crawford made all the difference in the world. For Crawford, finding a way to recover Monday night could be the confidence booster he’ll need Wednesday night when the Hawks return to the United Center’s friendly confines. For his teammates, though, Crawford’s resiliency may prove to be one of the defining moments should the Hawks be able to survive one more test against the Red Wings and keep surging toward a Stanley Cup title. “Stuff like that’s going to happen and it’s not the end of the world,” captain Jonathan Toews said. “But he focused on the rest of the game and what he could do and controlled the things that were within his control And there you are, he’s helping us win the game.” • Jeff Arnold is a sports reporter with The Northwest Herald. Write to him at or follow him on Twitter @NWH_JeffArnold.

Hawks Insider BLACKHAWKS 4, RED WINGS 3 Tipping point: Facing a 2-1 deficit entering the third period, the Hawks scored three goals in a 10-minute span, including a penalty shot by Michael Frolik and Bryan Bickell’s fifth goal of the playoffs that gave the Hawks a 4-2 lead and put the Red Wings on their heels. Lamplighters: Marian Hossa took advantage of an early power-play opportunity and returned to the scoring column before Michal Handzus, Bickell and Frolik pushed pucks around Detroit’s Jimmy Howard to change the complexion of the game in the first half of the third period. Between the pipes: Corey Crawford overcame what appeared to be a devastating go-ahead goal when he whiffed on Joakim Andersson’s knuckling wrister from just inside the blue line in the second period. Crawford finished with 35 saves, including nine in the third period. Under the radar: Jonathan Toews continued to do everything to make this team go, picking up assists on two of the Hawks’ four goals, including on Bickell’s third-period goal that gave the Hawks a 3-2 lead.


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Veteran McHenry ‘not daunted by sectionals’ By ANDREW HANSEN The McHenry and Gurnee Warren softball teams took similar paths to the Class 4A Prairie Ridge Sectional. Both claimed regional titles over teams that had beaten them twice during the regular season. McHenry fell in two close games to Prairie Ridge before beating the Wolves, 7-2, in the Grant Regional. Zion-Benton got the better of Warren during the regular season, but the Blue Devils won the Warren Regional, 7-2. McHenry faces Warren at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Prairie Ridge in a section-

al semifinal. Last season, the Warriors claimed their first regional title since 2006 over the Zee-Bees but lost to Carmel in the sectional semifinals. “There’s a calmness to the team this year,” coach John DiFrancesca said. “They have this look like they want to finish it. They’re not daunted by sectionals. They take it one pitch at a time.” The Warriors’ offense comes prepared, after having faced two of the area’s top pitchers in its first two playoff games. The Warriors scored nine runs on Crystal Lake Central’s Megan Mahaffy and defeated Prairie Ridge’s Kirsten Stevens.

Schedule Tuesday’s semifinal McHenry vs. Warren, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday’s semifinal Harlem vs. DeKalb, 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s championship Semifinal winners, 11 a.m.

“We’re a great hitting team,” shortstop Alex McClaughry said. “There’s not much that we’re going to face that we can’t hit.” McHenry has seven players hitting better than .300. Freshman third

baseman Alex Martens leads the team with a .423 average. Kelsea Cichocki is hitting .393, Katelyn Sena is hitting .386 and McClaughry is hitting .383. Cichocki leads the team with six home runs and 38 RBIs, with Kristin Koepke adding three home runs and 36 RBIs. Carly Mattson also has three home runs. McHenry has also benefited from a maturing Koepke on the mound. Koepke earned the win in the regional final last season, but DiFrancesca said he has seen her develop emotionally in her sophomore season. “We talked about adversity. It’s not if you face it, but when,” DiFrancesca

said. “You control the game, the game doesn’t control you. She’s felt that as far as not letting the game affect her.” This season, Koepke went 18-8 with 164 strikeouts in 158 innings pitched with a 1.73 ERA. “Having a season under my belt has really helped me,” Koepke said. “I’m more relaxed. I know the girls better. The chemistry is a lot better.” Warren uses two pitchers in Jenny Carpenter and Jana Wagner. DiFrancesca said Wagner throws harder, but Carpenter has great location. “We want to keep going,” Cichocki said. “We don’t want this to be the end of the season.”


Snapped rope still mystery By PETE IACOBELLI The Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. – Fox Sports said Monday it still had not determined why an overhead TV camera cable snapped during the Coca-Cola 600. The network said a full investigation was underway and use of the camera is suspended indefinitely. Earlier, NASCAR said it would wait for Fox Sports to conclude its

review before deciding if such technology would be used in the future. Charlotte Motor Speedway said 10 people were injured when part of the drive rope landed in the grandstand; three were taken to hospitals. All were checked out and released soon after. Several drivers, including then-leader Kyle Busch, reported damage to their cars from the rope. NASCAR spokesman Ker-

ry Tharp told The Associated Press on Monday that there were no plans to use the system at upcoming races “so we’ll have ample time to review.” The network said the system was provided by Austrian company CAMCAT. The rope that failed was certified for a breaking strength of 9,300 pounds and was bearing less than 900 pounds of force during the race, according to Fox Sports.

Indy win eases Kanaan’s worries IN THE PITS Jenna Fryer INDIANAPOLIS – It had been nearly three years since Tony Kanaan’s last victory, a drought so long his young son had no memory of ever seeing his father win a race. It was a sticky subject with young Leo, who just last week reminded Kanaan of the winless stretch during a phone call from Brazil. “I was having a conversation with him about losing the other day – I was trying to teach him you don’t win every time,” Kanaan said Monday. “He said, ‘Yeah, Dad, because as long as I remember, I haven’t seen you win.’ That was harsh.” Harsh, but unfortunately true for a driver trapped in a never-ending search for sponsorship that had turned the past few years into an overwhelming struggle to ensure he could race. It’s what made his breakthrough victory Sunday in the Indianapolis 500 so sweet, so special. It was a victory for the old guard, one Leo would always remember, and proved good guys sometimes do finish first. More important, it relieved the financial burden KV Racing Technology has faced this season, a year in which Kanaan’s car lost its longtime primary sponsor and had been piecing together corporate support since right before the season opener when the team announced Hydroxycut had signed on for nine races. It left five unsponsored, and Kanaan revealed Monday that team co-owners Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser went into Indianapolis unsure if they’d finish the season. “The past three years I’ve been working extremely hard, probably even harder than driving the car, to find the sponsorship to keep surviving,” Kanaan said. “I hope this win helps me a little bit more, makes it easier to either find a sponsorship or maybe get back on a team that is well-funded. I’m not saying we’re going to make the same money we used to make, because these are different times. “But I would like to have a little bit less pressure on my side, to just really concentrate on driving.” He’s in the final year of his contract with KV, a team that snapped him up shortly before the 2011 season opener when sponsorship materialized. Kanaan was out of a job at the time because his sponsorship at Andretti Autosport had gone away, and a plan to drive for a new team started by

Kyle Grillot –

Prairie Ridge players celebrate Friday after beating Freeport, 2-1, in the Class 2A Freeport Sectional championship game.

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Tony Kanaan kisses the Borg-Warner Trophy on Sunday after winning the Indianapolis 500 for the first time. fellow Brazilian Gil de Ferran fell apart because of a lack of funding. The deal to drive for de Ferran was announced in December 2010 and evaporated two months later. So he’s grateful to KV Racing, which has worked hard to compete on the race track and in the sponsorship game the last three years. Kanaan would like to continue driving for the team, but has grown weary of the fight. “I’m happy where I’m at, I’m confident that with this we can build something solid for the following year,” he said. “We were so sketchy up until this race, we didn’t even know if we were going to do the entire year. Now I’m pretty sure we will. But I would love to work a little bit less on that side.” It seems strange that a driver as popular as Kanaan has such struggles. The crowd clearly adores the longtime IndyCar stalwart, evidenced by the roar of the crowd when he surged past Ryan Hunter-Reay on the final restart Sunday. The applause was thunderous moments later when a caution essentially ended the race, and Kanaan circled the track under yellow for two final laps. They were still standing and cheering 45 minutes later when he took his victory lap, showering him with chants of “TK! TK! TK” as he passed by in a convertible. “It gave me goose bumps, it was crazy,” Vasser said. The entire day was filled with tears of happiness as losing driver after losing driver saluted Kanaan, who shared an emotional long embrace with Alex Zanardi, the beloved former champion who lost both his legs in a 2001 accident. Zanardi had come from Italy to watch the 500 and had Kanaan rub one of his gold medals from the 2012 London Paralympics for luck before the race. Even Hunter-Reay, who dropped from first to third on the final restart, found solace in losing to Kanaan. “It hurts to come so close

to winning, and it’s hard to say anything positive, but I guess the only consolation is that Tony finally got what he deserved,” Hunter-Reay said. Kanaan was feted by threetime winner Dario Franchitti, who stood next to his crumpled car after bringing out the final caution to give his old friend two thumbs up as he passed under yellow, and Mario Andretti and Parnelli Jones. Best friend Rubens Barrichello called from Paris, sobbing so hard into the phone Kanaan couldn’t even tell who the voicemail was from. It had taken him 12 years to win the big race, and he’d become something of a hardluck tale while ranking third on the list of most laps led among drivers who had failed to win Indy. “I was watching the race from the Pagoda and the fans were sure happy to see Tony win, they cheered like hell and you could really hear them above the sounds of the engines when he was leading,” said Jones, the 1963 winner. “For a while there I was afraid Tony was going to be the next Lloyd Ruby and never make it to Victory Lane at Indy. Tony will represent Indianapolis Motor Speedway well. I welcome him the club.” It’s fitting, too, that Kanaan’s likeness will go on the Borg-Warner trophy after the late Dan Wheldon and Franchitti, two of his closest friends. He made several self-deprecating mentions of “his ugly face” and “big nose” finally making it onto the trophy. The timing was perfect, even though Kanaan found a way to make fun of his place in history. “The trophy is really going to be ugly now,” he said. “You’ve got the biggest teeth with Dan next to the biggest eyebrows with Dario and now the biggest nose with me. I love it.” • Jenna Fryer covers auto racing for The Associated Press.

• SOCCER Continued from page B1 Brown doesn’t yell at his players, but instead, makes jokes and laughs with those on the bench while giving instructions to his players on the field. It is something his players respect him for and in return love playing his style of always being technically sound while playing stifling defense. The Wolves enter the match against Lake Forest with an 11-2 goal differential in the postseason. It was as much about the players as it was Brown throughout the season when

they helped each other arrive at a perfect mix of player and coach input. Brown, a student counselor at Prairie Ridge, has a knack for being able to reach kids. “I think it’s huge,” Brown said of his experience as a counselor. “A lot of times coaches say, ‘I don’t need kids’ input and I’m going to tell them what to do,’ but I asked the girls for feedback, what we need to do and what should we do. “They open up and start to realize, and its a lot more open conversation.” His players like playing for him. “In the beginning, we all

wanted him as a coach, and when we got him things fell into place,” sophomore Larissa Dooley said. “He knew what we needed to work on, and he worked on them. During every practice there is a purpose, and because of that we would do what we need to do on the field.” The Wolves have accomplished each of their goals set at the start of the season: to win conference, a regional and a sectional. Now only Lake Forest (11-2-6), which has allowed just one goal this postseason, stands in their way for the first state berth since 2005. “The rest is icing on the cake,” Brown said.


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AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT Detroit 29 20 .592 Cleveland 27 23 .540 White Sox 24 25 .490 Kansas City 21 27 .438 Minnesota 20 28 .417 EAST DIVISION W L PCT Boston 32 20 .615 New York 30 20 .600 Baltimore 28 23 .549 Tampa Bay 26 24 .520 Toronto 22 29 .431 WEST DIVISION W L PCT Texas 32 19 .627 Oakland 29 23 .558 Los Angeles 23 28 .451 Seattle 22 29 .431 Houston 15 36 .294


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The White Sox’s Chris Sale is schedule to pitch Tuesday against the Cubs after missing a start because of shoulder tendinitis.

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Monday’s Games Cubs 7, White Sox 0 Baltimore 6, Washington 2 Detroit 6, Pittsburgh 5 Cincinnati 4, Cleveland 2 Houston 3, Colorado 2, 12 innings Minnesota 6, Milwaukee 3 St. Louis 6, Kansas City 3 Tampa Bay 10, Miami 6 Arizona 5, Texas 3, 1st game Oakland 4, San Francisco 1 Seattle 9, San Diego 0 Toronto 9, Atlanta 3 N.Y. Mets 2, N.Y. Yankees 1 Boston 9, Philadelphia 3 L.A. Dodgers 8, L.A. Angels 7 Texas at Arizona, 2nd game (n) Tuesday’s Games Cubs (E.Jackson 1-7) at White Sox (Sale 5-2), 7:10 p.m. Atlanta (Maholm 6-4) at Toronto (Morrow 2-3), 11:37 a.m. Colorado (J.De La Rosa 6-3) at Houston (Lyles 2-1), 1:10 p.m. Baltimore (Gausman 0-1) at Washington (Karns 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (J.Gomez 2-0) at Detroit (Porcello 2-2), 6:08 p.m. Cleveland (McAllister 4-3) at Cincinnati (Latos 4-0), 6:10 p.m. Miami (Slowey 1-5) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 2-2), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 6-3) at N.Y. Mets (Harvey 5-0), 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Lee 5-2) at Boston (Dempster 2-5), 6:10 p.m. Minnesota (Diamond 3-4) at Milwaukee (Undecided), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lyons 1-0) at Kansas City (E.Santana 3-4), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Kickham 0-0) at Oakland (Parker 2-6), 9:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Blanton 1-7) at L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 5-2), 9:10 p.m. San Diego (Volquez 3-5) at Seattle (Maurer 2-6), 9:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games White Sox at Cubs, 1:20 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 6:05 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Washington at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Miami, 6:10 p.m. Toronto at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m. Arizona at Texas, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. Houston at Colorado, 7:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Seattle at San Diego, 9:10 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.

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Sale feels strong after rest Lefty will face Cubs in Game 2 By MEGHAN MONTEMURRO CHICAGO – Any panic caused by White Sox left-hander Chris Sale missing his last start can be forgotten. Sale will start Tuesday against the Cubs after feeling better Monday after Sunday’s bullpen session. Sale, who was scratched from his previous start because of mild tendinitis in his left shoulder, isn’t worried about potential rust from a 10-day layoff between starts. “He said he’s ready to go; he says he feels good,” manager Robin Ventura said. “And he feels stronger, which is good news.” Sale was uncertain whether he would be on a pitch count.

The Sox (24-25) continued their struggles at the plate. Jeff Samardzija threw a complete-game shutout on 108 pitches, holding the Sox to two hits. Samardzija’s strategy centered on attacking the aggressive Sox hitters. “I knew coming into the game they were going to be aggressive early in the count, they’re an aggressive fastball hitting team,” Samardzija said. “I knew it was going to come down to location on that pitch, and I had some good location early in the count and got some quick outs. It really allowed me to kind of hold off my off-speed stuff until later in the game.” Sixteen of the 30 Sox batters he faced had at-bats that lasted three pitches or fewer. One game doesn’t boost or ruin either team’s bad on-

still important to fans. Although the intensity of the Sox’s interleague series against the Cubs has waned over the years, Dunn said he looks forward to their annual series against the Cubs. “You don’t find a Cub fan and White Sox fan, it’s one or the other not both,” Dunn said. “It’s still fun for us. And you throw out the records and all that stuff. We all know these four games are going to be tough.” Despite Dunn’s enthusiasm for the Sox’s four-game series against the Cubs, he believes the novelty of interleague play is over. “I think it’s definitely worn off for the players,” Dunn said. “For instance, our first road series was a National League game in a National League city. A couple of us had to sit. I don’t know what’s going to happen with it down the road. I think the hype is pretty much over with.’’


DeJesus not interested in controversy By MEGHAN MONTEMURRO CHICAGO – Cubs outfielder David DeJesus doesn’t want to discuss the controversy surrounding the near beaning he received from Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto. Cueto threw above DeJesus’ head during the sixth inning SunDavid day prompting DeJesus Cubs’ Matt Garza to criticize Cueto after the game, in part telling reporters, “that’s immature on his part.” On Monday, DeJesus said he appreciated Garza’s support but didn’t want the issue to carry on any longer. DeJesus was told by his teammates that Cueto was agitated when he took his time during his first at-bat of the game. “I don’t think this needs to get blown out of proportion,” DeJesus

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“Not only was it good for my shoulder, but my elbow feels great, too, not throwing for a few days,” Sale said. “My body feels better, so hopefully this will last for the rest of the season.” Flowers feels better: Catcher Tyler Flowers was back in the lineup Monday against the Cubs after missing the Sox’s past two games because of back spasms. The back spasms were similar to what ailed him during spring training, although not as severe, Flowers said. Flowers has received treatment in the days since, however the spasms affected his swing which kept him out of the lineup. “I just kind of woke up with it and I had a hard time moving a few days ago,” Flowers said. “I don’t know what’s causing it or what it is. I’m just continuing to do the same things I’ve done.” Dunn over interleague games: Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn understands the crosstown rivalry is

base percentage. Again the Cubs and Sox rank among the worst in baseball, sitting 26th and 28th, respectively, in that category. For either team to have a legitimate chance of making the playoffs for the first time since 2008 – whether it be this season or next – better approaches at the plate must consistently happen. “The most important part of OPS is on-base percentage. That part of the equation is something we’re not doing,” Hoyer said. “You don’t see a lot of multirun homers we’re hitting. We struggle to string along an inning together.” • Meghan Montemurro covers the White Sox and Cubs for Shaw Media. Write to her at mmontemurro@ Read the Sox Insider and Inside the Cubs blogs at and on Twitter @Sox_Insider and @InsideTheCubs.

said. “ … Hopefully it’s over with. Let’s just move on. It’s not worth putting any more oil in the fire.” Reds manager Dusty Baker drew more attention to the situation by defending his pitcher on Monday and suggested Garza and Cueto should resolve the issue themselves. “Just put them in a room, let them box and let it be over with,” Baker told reporters.

Jackson ready to face former team: For the first time since the White Sox traded him to the Blue Jays midseason in 2011, Edwin Jackson returns to U.S. Cellular Field to pitch against his former team. Jackson (1-7) takes the mound Tuesday and hopes he can turn around his underwhelming start to the season. The 29-year-old said he has kept in contact with some of his former Sox teammates through text messaging. Jackson smiled when asked if he thought Sox fans would boo him upon his return to

Cubs 7, White Sox 0 Tipping point: The Cubs’ offense broke out against White Sox starter Jose Quintana, taking a 4-0 lead through six innings. But Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija gave the Sox no opportunities to threaten their lead, limiting them to two hits in a complete-game shutout. On the mound: Quintana allowed only four hits in six innings, but the Cubs capitalized on three walks. Nate Jones continued his rough stretch in relief for the Sox, surrendering three runs on four hits in one inning. Samardzija dominated, striking out eight and walking only two. He retired 12 consecutive batters from the fifth to ninth innings. At the plate: The Cubs’ Nos. 1 through 4 hitters had nine hits and combined for six RBIs and six runs scored. Julio Borbon’s two-run homer in the fifth was his first since July 4, 2010, against the Sox. Under the radar: Samardzija’s complete-game shutout was the Cubs’ first since Aug. 29, 2011, at San Francisco (Randy Wells). It also marked the Cubs’ first complete-game shutout in interleague play.

the field he called home for parts of two seasons. “We’ll see, time will tell,” Jackson said. “I’m not sure [if fans will boo], but either way it’ll be fun.” Roster moves: Before Monday’s game, the Cubs placed righthander Kyuji Fujikawa on the 15day disabled list with a muscular strain of his right forearm. Right-hander Alex Burnett, who was claimed off waivers from the Orioles on Monday, was added to the roster. Fujikawa will have an MRI to determine the extent of the injury, and general manager Jed Hoyer said he is “cautiously optimistic” about the prognosis. However, Fujikawa suffered the same injury earlier this season, which led to a DL stint that ended less than a month ago. Manager Dale Sveum suggested Carlos Marmol will become the Cubs’ setup man. “Things had been going pretty good in the backend of the bullpen so we’ll make due somehow,” Sveum said.

DETROIT – Justin Verlander struck out 13 in seven innings and Jhonny Peralta had four hits to lead the Detroit Tigers over the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-5, on Monday. It was Peralta’s first four-hit game since June 4, 2010, when he was playing for Cleveland. Detroit has won six of seven. Verlander (6-4) hadn’t pitched more than five innings in any of his previous three starts, struggling at times with his location. But he was sharp for the most part against Pittsburgh, allowing three runs and seven hits with two walks. Red Sox 9, Phillies 3: At Boston, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Napoli homered in the first inning as Boston jumped to an early lead and coasted to a victory over Philadelphia. Substitute starter Alfredo Aceves (2-1) had his best outing of the year, holding the Phillies to one run over six innings. Jacoby Ellsbury had hits in each of the first three innings to help the Red Sox earn their fourth consecutive victory and their 10th in their last 13 games. Athletics 4, Giants 1: At Oakland, Calif., Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer to back Dan Straily’s strong start, and Oakland won the Bay Bridge Series opener. Straily (3-2) tossed six innings of onerun ball, allowing four hits and one walk. Buster Posey’s groundout in the sixth inning drove in San Francisco’s lone run. Cardinals 6, Royals 3: At Kansas City, Mo., Yadier Molina homered and drove in four runs to help St. Louis defeat Kansas City. Adam Wainwright (7-3) allowed three runs and 12 hits in eight innings, but managed to get the win. Edward Mujica finished for his 15th save. Orioles 6, Nationals 2: At Washington, Jason Hammel pitched eight sharp innings in his longest start of the season, leading Baltimore past Washington. Nick Markakis and Yamaico Navarro each drove in two runs and the Orioles had 15 hits, including three from Manny Machado. Reds 4, Indians 2: At Cincinnati, Joey Votto hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift Cincinnati over Cleveland. Votto drove a 2-1 pitch from Nick Hagadone (0-1) over the wall in left for his ninth homer. Hagadone was called up from Triple-A earlier in the day when closer Chris Perez was put on the disabled list with a sore right shoulder. Diamondbacks 5, Rangers 3: At Phoenix, Tyler Skaggs struck out nine in six scoreless innings, and Arizona held on for the win in the opener of a doubleheader against Texas. Rays 10, Marlins 6: At St. Petersburg, Fla., Kelly Johnson hit a pair of three-run homers, and Tampa Bay handed Miami its sixth straight loss. Twins 6, Brewers 3: At Milwaukee, Joe Mauer wound up with a home run instead of a double after umpires went to video replay, and Minnesota got a sorely needed victory over Milwaukee. Kevin Correia (5-4) pitched six innings and gave up three homers as Minnesota won for only the second time in 13 games. Mariners 9, Padres 0: At Seattle, Aaron Harang threw a four-hitter, Jason Bay hit his first career leadoff homer and Michael Morse added a three-run shot as part of Seattle’s four-run first inning. Astros 3, Rockies 2 (12 inn.): At Houston, Brandon Barnes hit a game-ending RBI double to give Houston the victory over Colorado.


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Slow start, but Nadal recovers By HOWARD FENDRICH The Associated Press PARIS – Rafael Nadal knows this story well. All too well. Saw it up close the previous time he played in a major tournament, actually. Early round, main stadium, unknown opponent taking risky swings and putting everything in. At Wimbledon nearly a year ago, it was 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol who took it to Nadal and beat him in the second round. On Monday at the French Open, in Nadal’s return to Grand Slam action after missing seven months with knee trouble, it was 59th-ranked Daniel Brands in the guest-star role. Like Rosol, Brands is 6-foot5 and lanky. Like Rosol, Brands employed a go-for-broke style and was hitting big. And for one whole set and most of the next during a first-round match in Court Philippe Chatrier, against the most successful man in Roland Garros history, it worked. Nadal already owns a record seven French Open titles, including the past three. His bid to become the only man with eight championships at any of tennis’ quartet of most important tournaments got off to a slow start, before he restored order by coming back to beat a faltering Brands,

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Rafael Nadal grimaces Monday as he plays Daniel Brands during their firstround French Open match in Paris. Nadal won in four sets. 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-3. “He was trying to hit every ball as hard as he can,” Nadal said. “He made me suffer, I can tell you.” There was no such struggle for the tournament’s other defending champion, Maria Sharapova, who needed all of 54 minutes to overpower 42nd-ranked Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan, 6-2, 6-1. Or for 2011 women’s titlist Li Na, a 6-3, 6-4 winner against Anabel Medina Garrigues. Or for 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone, who


First - Purse $10,500, Maiden Claiming $12,500$10,000, 3 yo’s & up, Seven Furlongs 1 Chica Silver Roman $7.40 $3.40 $2.60 6 Holy Classic Hernandez $6.20 $2.80 5 Haunting Melody Esquivel $2.40 Late Scratches: Queen Yellena Race Time: 1:27.02 $2 Exacta (1-6), $31.80; $0.10 Superfecta (1-6-5-3), $9.28; $0.50 Trifecta (1-6-5), $13.80 Second - Purse $40,000, AOC $40,000, 3 yo’s & up, One Mile 1 Ann of the Dance Hill $3.40 $2.40 $2.20 5 Spanish Ambassador Esquivel $10.40 $5.60 4 Berry Knoll Roman $2.80 Late Scratches: Broken Trust Fund Race Time: 1:39.23 $2 Daily Double (1-1), $15.20; $2 Exacta (1-5), $31.80; $0.10 Superfecta (1-5-4-7), $22.09; $0.50 Trifecta (1-5-4), $35.30 Third - Purse $16,000, SOC $14,000-$7,500, 3 yo’s & up, Seven Furlongs 4 Richysthunderingal Baird $4.00 $3.60 $2.60 3 S S Dessert First Hernandez $25.40 $9.00 2 Devout Diva Diego $6.60 Late Scratches: At the Finish Race Time: 1:25.38 $2 Daily Double (1-4), $11.00; $2 Exacta (4-3), $130.20; $0.10 Superfecta (4-3-2-5), $130.74; $0.50 Trifecta (4-32), $170.85; $1 Pic 3 (1-1/6-4), $20.20

Fourth - Purse $10,500, Claiming $5,000, 3 yo’s & up, Seven Furlongs 4 News Bulletin Perez $4.80 $2.80 $2.40 7 Rich City Dude Martinez $5.60 $4.20 3 Dakota Milkshake Perez $4.20 Late Scratches: Ming Glo, J. Pa Race Time: 1:24.62 $2 Daily Double (4-4), $15.00; $2 Exacta (4-7), $24.00; $0.10 Superfecta (4-7-3-2), $14.95; $0.50 Trifecta (4-7-3), $23.05; $1 Pic 3 (1/6-4-4/6/8), $10.90 Fifth - Purse $29,000, Claiming $50,000-$40,000, 3 yo’s & up, One Mile (Turf) 8 Breaking Ball Graham $6.00 $3.20 $2.80 2 Eleven Final Fours Thornton $3.40 $3.00 3 Winter’s Fury Sanchez $3.20 Late Scratches: Let’s Call a Truce, Bethel Race Time: 1:38.42 $2 Daily Double (4-8), $15.20; $2 Exacta (8-2), $22.80; $0.10 Superfecta (8-2-3-6), $11.68; $0.50 Trifecta (8-2-3), $17.30; $1 Pic 3 (4-4/6/8-8), $22.00; $0.50 Pic 4 (1/6-44/6/8-8), $20.90 Sixth - Purse $10,500, Claiming $5,000, 3 yo’s & up, Seven Furlongs 8 Daddyspentdamoney Perez $17.20 $7.40 $4.80 1 One for Biscuit Thornton $6.20 $4.20 7 Grand Silver Torres $3.20 Race Time: 1:25.69 $2 Daily Double (8-8), $57.60; $2 Exacta (8-1), $128.60; $0.10 Superfecta (8-1-7-9), $59.78; $0.50 Trifecta (8-1-7), $99.45; $1 Pic 3 (4/6/8-8-8), $67.10 Seventh - Purse $39,000, AOC $75,000, 3 yo, Five Furlongs (Turf) 2 Hughes the Daddy Desormeaux $5.20 $3.40 $3.40

3 Razman Geroux $6.20 $4.40 7 Next Speaker Perez $5.80 Late Scratches: Chatfield Road, Candy Bites Race Time: :58.44 $2 Daily Double (8-2), $72.40; $2 Exacta (2-3), $33.40; $0.10 Superfecta (2-3-7-4), $31.66; $0.50 Trifecta (2-3-7), $59.35; $1 Pic 3 (8-8-1/2/8), $98.50 Eighth - Purse $13,000, Starters allowance $5,000, 3 yo’s & up, One Mile (Turf) 7 Hungry Wildcat Desormeaux $5.20 $3.00 $2.60 4 Ha Long Bay Esquivel $3.60 $3.00 10 Part’n Parcel Roman $6.00 Late Scratches: Courtly, Ghetto Cat Race Time: 1:39.63 $2 Daily Double (2-7), $17.40; $2 Exacta (7-4), $20.80; $0.10 Superfecta (7-4-10-6), $61.29; $0.50 Trifecta (7-410), $44.70; $1 Pic 3 (8-1/2/8-2/5/7), $90.50 Ninth - Purse $10,500, Maiden Claiming $12,500$10,000, 3 yo’s & up, Seven Furlongs 3 Tassie’s Rainbow Geroux $29.40 $18.40 $9.80 7 Nobel Bird Diego $23.60 $12.00 10 Perfect Wisdom Roman $3.40 Late Scratches: My Samurai Race Time: 1:26.17 $2 Daily Double (7-3), $71.20; $2 Exacta (3-7), $825.40; $1 Super High 5 Jackpot (3-7-10-4-9), $0.00 Carryover $141,974.00; $0.10 Superfecta (3-7-10-4), $2038.53; $0.50 Trifecta (3-7-10), $1456.30; $1 Pic 3 (1/2/8-2/5/73), $263.00; $0.50 Pic 4 (8-1/2/8-2/5/7-3), $915.75; $0.50 Pic 5 (8-8-1/2/8-2/5/7-3), $1928.25; $1 Pic 6 (4/6/8-8-81/2/8-2/5/7-3), $25.50 Carryover $1,380.00; $0.10 Pick 9 Jackpot (1-1/6-4-4/6/8-8-8-1/2/8-2/5/7-), $517.03 Carryover $23,405.00



WESTERN CONFERENCE Blackhawks 3, Detroit 3 Wednesday, May 15: Blackhawks 4, Detroit 1 Saturday, May 18: Detroit 4, Blackhawks 1 Monday, May 20: Detroit 3, Blackhawks 1 Thursday, May 23: Detroit 2, Blackhawks 0 Saturday, May 25: Blackhawks 4, Detroit 1 Monday, May 27: Blackhawks 4, Detroit 3 Wednesday, May 29: Detroit at Blackhawks, 7 p.m.


0 1

3 — 4 1 — 3

First Period–1, Chicago, Hossa 5 (Toews, Keith), 3:53 (pp). 2, Detroit, Eaves 1 (Miller, Br.Smith), 18:51. Penalties– Kindl, Det (interference), 3:44; Toews, Chi (goaltender interference), 8:52. Second Period–3, Detroit, Andersson 1 (Kindl), 10:11. Penalties–Franzen, Det (roughing), 1:08; Detroit bench, served by Nyquist (too many men), 3:32; Rozsival, Chi (unsportsmanlike conduct), 14:57; Abdelkader, Det (unsportsmanlike conduct), 14:57; Rozsival, Chi (high-sticking), 17:37. Third Period–4, Chicago, Handzus 1 (Hjalmarsson), :51. 5, Chicago, Bickell 5 (Toews, Hossa), 5:48. 6, Chicago, Frolik 3 (penalty shot), 9:43. 7, Detroit, Brunner 5 (Datsyuk, Cleary), 19:08. Penalties–Datsyuk, Det (tripping), 14:23; Sharp, Chi

(tripping), 15:10; Zetterberg, Det (tripping), 18:37; Hossa, Chi (tripping), 18:59. Shots on Goal–Chicago 10-10-8–28. Detroit 10-18-10–38. Power-play opportunities–Chicago 1 of 5; Detroit 0 of 3. Goalies–Chicago, Crawford 7-4-0 (38 shots-35 saves). Detroit, Howard 7-6-0 (28-24). A–20,066 (20,066). T–2:32. Los Angeles 3, San Jose 3 Tuesday, May 14: Los Angeles 2, San Jose 0 Thursday, May 16: Los Angeles 4, San Jose 3 Saturday, May 18: San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1, OT Tuesday, May 21: San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1 Thursday, May 23: Los Angeles 3, San Jose 0 Sunday, May 26: San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1 Tuesday, May 28: San Jose at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. EASTERN CONFERENCE Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1 Tuesday, May 14: Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1 Friday, May 17: Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 3 Sunday, May 19: Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh 1, 2OT Wednesday, May 22: Pittsburgh 7, Ottawa 3 Friday, May 24: Pittsburgh 6, Ottawa 2 Boston 4, N.Y. Rangers 1 Thursday, May 16: Boston 3, N.Y. Rangers 2, OT Sunday, May 19: Boston 5, N.Y. Rangers 2 Tuesday, May 21: Boston 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Thursday, May 23: N.Y. Rangers 4, Boston 3, OT Saturday, May 25: Boston 3, N.Y. Rangers 1

SOCCER MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF New York 7 4 4 25 22 Montreal 7 2 2 23 20 Kansas City 6 4 4 22 17 Houston 6 4 3 21 18 Philadelphia 5 5 3 18 18 Columbus 4 4 4 16 15 New England 4 4 4 16 10 Fire 2 7 2 8 7 Toronto FC 1 7 4 7 11 D.C. 1 9 2 5 6 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF FC Dallas 8 2 3 27 21 Portland 5 1 7 22 22 Real Salt Lake 6 5 3 21 18 Los Angeles 6 4 2 20 21 Colorado 5 4 4 19 13 Seattle 4 4 3 15 14 San Jose 3 5 6 15 13 Vancouver 3 4 4 13 14 Chivas USA 3 7 2 11 13

GA 17 14 11 13 23 12 9 17 18 22 GA 15 14 15 10 10 13 20 16 24

NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Saturday’s Games Philadelphia at Toronto FC, 5 p.m. Vancouver at New York, 6 p.m. Houston at Columbus, 6:30 p.m.

Montreal at Kansas City, 7:30 p.m. FC Dallas at Colorado, 8 p.m. San Jose at Real Salt Lake, 8:30 p.m. Seattle FC at Chivas USA, 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games D.C. United at Fire, 4 p.m. Los Angeles at New England, 3:30 p.m.

NWSL W Portland 5 Sky Blue FC 5 FC Kansas City 3 Western New York 3 Boston 2 Washington 1 Red Stars 0 Seattle 0

L 1 1 1 2 1 3 4 6

T 1 1 1 1 2 3 2 1

Pts 16 16 10 10 8 6 2 1

GF 11 11 7 8 8 9 4 4

GA 4 4 3 7 6 11 12 15

NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Friday’s Games Western New York 2, Chicago 1 Saturday’s Games Washington at Boston, 6 p.m. Sky Blue FC at FC Kansas City, 7:35 p.m. Portland at Seattle FC, 9 p.m. Saturday, June 1 Red Stars at Portland, 4 p.m. Boston at Sky Blue FC, 6 p.m.

COMMUNITY BASKETBALL CLBA/FVBA LEAGUES Registration for CLBA/FVBA Basketball League Starts online May 15th Beginning this December through March, CLBA/FVBA will have a basketball league for kindergarten thru high school boys and girls. The season will consist of five practices and 10 games. Each team will consist of only eight players per team, so everybody will receive a lot of playing time. This is a recreational league for all kids to play no matter what skill level. All practices and games will be Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. CLBA/FVBA will stress fundamentals of the game, teaching skills, good sportsmanship, team play and fun, fun, fun. Games will be played in local gyms around Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills and McHenry. Registration will take place June 15

from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Home State Bank, 611 S Main Street, in Crystal Lake. A $10 discount is being applied from May 15 through June 15. Cost with discount is $150 for kindergarten through second grade, $160 for third through eighth grade and $170 for ninth through 12th grade. We are offering a $10 discount for the second child and a $15 discount for the third child. You can also use the three-payment plan to pay. You can register online at starting. There is a $4 service charge for registering online. CLBA/FVBA is also in need of board members, coaches, referees and scorekeepers. Referees and scorekeepers are paid positions, and you must be 14 or older to apply. If you are interested in any of the above positions please signup at registration or email. If you have any questions about the league email Bob McIntyre at or call 847-639-8050.






DETROIT* 7 p.m. NBCSN AM-720

Jr., 336. 10, Brad Keselowski, 335. 11, Kyle Busch, 332. 12, Aric Almirola, 328. 13, Greg Biffle, 324. 14, Jamie McMurray, 321. 15, Jeff Gordon, 320. 16, Ryan Newman, 315. 17, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 312. 18, Kurt Busch, 304. 19, Joey Logano, 298. 20, Tony Stewart, 291.

Payouts based on $2 bet except for Trifecta (.50) and Superfecta (.10) Monday’s results


also won in straight sets. Or No. 4-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, at White Sox WHITE SOX WHITE SOX ARIZONA ARIZONA last year’s runner-up at Wimble7:10 p.m. 1:20 p.m. 1:20 p.m. 1:20 p.m. 6:15 p.m. don, who kept pace with her WCIU CSN WGN CSN Fox younger sister Urszula – producer AM-720 AM-720 AM-720 AM-720 AM-720 of a three-set victory over Venus at Oakland at Oakland CUBS at Cubs at Cubs Williams a night earlier – by elim9:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 1:20 p.m. 1:20 p.m. inating Shahar Peer, 6-1, 6-1. WGN CSN CSN WGN CSN Li and Radwanska both play AM-670 AM-670 AM-670 AM-670 AM-670 Americans next. Li goes up at Charlotte^ against Bethanie Mattek-Sands, 6 p.m. who got past Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain, part of a 6-1 day for U.S. women, including wins CONNECTICUT by No. 17 Sloane Stephens, No. 7:30 p.m. 29 Varvara Lepchenko, Melanie WCUU Oudin, Vania King and Madison Keys. *Playoff game The older Radwanska will now ^ U.S. Open Cup face Mallory Burdette, who won ON TAP TODAY Indiana, TNT her French Open debut Sunday. TV/Radio Asked what she knew about her MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL second-round opponent, Radwan6 p.m.: N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets, ESPN NHL HOCKEY ska smiled. 7 p.m.: Cubs at White Sox, CSN/WCIU, AM-670/720 8 p.m.: Playoffs, conference semiinals, game 7, San Jose 9 p.m.: Los Angeles Angels at Los Angeles Dodgers, “To be honest, not much. Nothat Los Angeles, NBCSN ing at all, actually,” Radwanska ESPN freely admitted. “I might Google TENNIS NBA BASKETBALL her.” 7:30 p.m.: Playoffs, conference inals, Game 4, Miami at 4 a.m.: French Open, irst round, ESPN2 In other Day 2 action, French wild-card recipient Gael Monfils PREPS AUTO RACING surprised No. 5 Tomas Berdych, 7-6 (8), 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-7 (4), 7-5, while Australia’s Nick Kyrgios, 8. Parker Kligerman, $299,594 BASEBALL NASCAR SPRINT CUP 9. Trevor Bayne, $297,864 at 18 the youngest player in the 10. Alex Bowman, $297,114 Through May 26 11. Brian Vickers, $290,369 CLASS 3A PLAYOFFS men’s draw, made a successful Points 12. Brian Scott, $278,904 1, Jimmie Johnson, 445. 2, Carl Grand Slam debut by eliminating Edwards, 13. Travis Pastrana, $261,374 Grayslake Central Sectional 413. 3, Matt Kenseth, 394. 4, 14. Brad Keselowski, $259,200 Wednesday, May 29 34-year-old Radek Stepanek, 7-6 Clint Bowyer, 385. 5, Kasey Kahne, 370. 6, 15. Nelson Piquet Jr., $256,919 Game 1: Chicago Lake View vs. GrayDale Earnhardt Jr., 364. 7, Kevin Harvick, 16. Mike Bliss, $255,904 slake Central, 4:30 p.m. (4), 7-6 (8), 7-6 (11). 362. 8, Paul Menard, 347. 9, Martin Truex 17. Reed Sorenson, $254,524


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WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Los Angeles 1 0 1.000 Minnesota 0 0 .000 Phoenix 0 1 .000 San Antonio 0 1 .000 Seattle 0 1 .000 Tulsa 0 2 .000

NBA PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami 2, Indiana 1 Wednesday, May 22: Miami 103, Indiana 102, OT Friday, May 24: Indiana 97, Miami 93 Sunday, May 26: Miami 114, Indiana 96 Tuesday, May 28: Miami at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30: Indiana at Miami, 7:30 p.m. x-Saturday, June 1: Miami at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. x-Monday, June 3: Indiana at Miami, 7:30 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 4, Memphis 0 Sunday, May 19: San Antonio 105, Memphis 83 Tuesday, May 21: San Antonio 93, Memphis 89, OT Saturday, May 25: San Antonio 104, Memphis 93, OT Monday, May 27: San Antonio 93, Memphis 86

EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Atlanta 1 0 1.000 Sky 1 0 1.000 Connecticut 1 0 1.000 Indiana 1 0 1.000 Washington 1 0 1.000 New York 0 1 .000

Monday’s Games Sky 102, Phoenix 80 Washington 95, Tulsa 90, OT Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Sunday’s Games Los Angeles 102, Seattle 69

SKY 102, MERCURY 80 CHICAGO (102) Delle Donne 9-21 2-2 22, Cash 3-7 1-1 7, Fowles 3-5 3-4 9, Prince 9-15 2-2 26, Vandersloot 3-9 8-8 14, Swords 4-6 0-0 8, Young 5-6 0-0 10, Zoll 0-1 1-2 1, Murphy 0-1 1-2 1, Campbell 1-2 0-0 2, Quigley 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 37-73 20-23 102. PHOENIX (80) Bonner 4-12 4-5 13, Dupree 6-17 3-4 15, Griner 7-11 3-3 17, Taurasi 5-11 6-6 18, Prahalis 3-9 0-0 6, Hornbuckle 0-1 0-0 0, Houston 3-4 2-2 9, Thomas 1-1 0-0 2, Kizer 0-0 0-0 0, Gilbreath 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 29-68 18-20 80. Chicago Phoenix

WNBA GB — — — — — 1

GB — ½ 1 1 1 1½

17 39 1828—102 9 23 2028—80

3-Point Goals–Chicago 8-16 (Prince 6-9, Delle Donne 2-3, Murphy 0-1, Vandersloot 0-1, Cash 0-2), Phoenix 4-13 (Taurasi 2-5, Houston 1-1, Bonner 1-4, Gilbreath 0-1, Prahalis 0-2). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Chicago 46 (Fowles 10), Phoenix 34 (Griner 8). Assists–Chicago 15 (Prince 5), Phoenix 13 (Prahalis 5). Total Fouls– Chicago 18, Phoenix 21. Technicals–Chicago defensive three second 2. Flagrant Fouls–Taurasi. A–10,200 (9,510).



Through May 26

Through May 26

FedExCup Leaders Pts Money 1. Tiger Woods 2,340 $5,849,600 2. Brandt Snedeker 1,474 $3,388,064 3. Matt Kuchar 1,422 $3,217,082 4. Kevin Streelman 1,234 $2,572,989 5. Billy Horschel 1,205 $2,567,891 6. Boo Weekley 1,114 $2,269,568 7. Phil Mickelson 1,003 $2,220,280 8. D.A. Points 985 $2,151,022 9. Keegan Bradley 974 $2,153,947 10. Adam Scott 919 $2,207,683 11. Charles Howell III 865 $1,659,138 12. Webb Simpson 854 $1,759,015 13. Graeme McDowell 838 $1,910,654 14. Steve Stricker 827 $1,977,140 15. Jimmy Walker 811 $1,495,422 16. Dustin Johnson 810 $1,748,907 17. Jason Day 805 $1,849,362 18. Russell Henley 800 $1,546,638 19. Hunter Mahan 786 $1,730,299 20. Sang-Moon Bae 770 $1,604,762 21. Chris Kirk 745 $1,318,656 22. John Merrick 703 $1,487,437 23. Martin Laird 686 $1,546,350 24. Brian Gay 684 $1,229,969 25. Michael Thompson 658 $1,348,853 26. David Lynn 652 $1,332,578 27. Bill Haas 633 $1,318,533 28. Justin Rose 626 $1,313,890 29. Josh Teater 626 $1,222,283 30. Tim Clark 623 $1,261,809


At Gleneagles Hotel Gleneagles, Scotland Sept. 26-28, 2014 Through April 14 United States 1. Tiger Woods 352.000 2. Brandt Snedeker 278.000 3. Matt Kuchar 232.000 4. John Huh 192.000 5. Fred Couples 145.600 5. Dustin Johnson 145.600 5. David Toms 145.600 5. Nick Watney 145.600 9. Jason Dufner 89.920 9. Bill Haas 89.920 9. Steve Stricker 89.920 9. Bo Van Pelt 89.920 13. Stewart Cink 56.040 13. Jim Furyk 56.040 13. Michael Thompson 56.040

Money Leaders Trn 9 11 9 10 9 9 10 9 9 9 10 10 9 11 11 10 9 10 9 9 10 10 6 10 11

1. Inbee Park 2. Stacy Lewis 3. Suzann Pettersen 4. Beatriz Recari 5. Cristie Kerr 6. So Yeon Ryu 7. Lizette Salas 8. I.K. Kim 9. Jiyai Shin 10. Na Yeon Choi 11. Jessica Korda 12. Ilhee Lee 13. Paula Creamer 14. Pornanong Phatlum 15. Anna Nordqvist 16. Jennifer Johnson 17. Karrie Webb 18. Caroline Hedwall 19. Ai Miyazato 20. Yani Tseng 21. Giulia Sergas 22. Angela Stanford 23. Carlota Ciganda 24. Karine Icher 25. Chella Choi

Money $877,770 $722,868 $641,069 $491,004 $401,751 $401,664 $382,440 $363,130 $359,650 $337,333 $325,961 $309,645 $291,024 $288,459 $272,020 $267,953 $256,123 $246,752 $246,089 $238,127 $231,190 $227,504 $192,212 $178,859 $174,358

CHAMPIONS Through May 26

Schwab Cup Leaders Pts Money 1. Bernhard Langer 928 $1,025,079 2. Koki Idoki 756 $378,000 3. David Frost 676 $706,825 4. Jay Haas 656 $543,988 5. Kenny Perry 617 $477,250 6. John Cook 505 $577,237 7. Mark O’Meara 504 $464,395 8. Tom Pernice Jr. 488 $546,787 9. Rocco Mediate 461 $532,050 10. Esteban Toledo 444 $503,379 11. Gene Sauers 362 $432,612 12. Michael Allen 341 $466,058 13. Jeff Sluman 326 $414,452 14. Fred Couples 323 $352,492 15. Russ Cochran 287 $280,078 16. Tom Lehman 272 $322,685 17. Mike Goodes 267 $346,775 18. Kirk Triplett 264 $267,442 18. Duffy Waldorf 264 $258,640 20. Fred Funk 238 $378,925 21. Mark Calcavecchia 232 $252,708

Money 1, Jimmie Johnson, $4,515,796. 2, Matt Kenseth, $2,823,452. 3, Kyle Busch, $2,784,563. 4, Dale Earnhardt Jr., $2,593,549. 5, Kevin Harvick, $2,587,919. 6, Brad Keselowski, $2,578,681. 7, Carl Edwards, $2,419,719. 8, Kasey Kahne, $2,198,238. 9, Joey Logano, $2,195,355. 10, Clint Bowyer, $2,130,124. 11, Ryan Newman, $2,119,979. 12, Martin Truex Jr., $2,081,514. 13, Jeff Gordon, $2,071,630. 14, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., $2,031,525. 15, Tony Stewart, $2,010,004. 16, Greg Biffle, $1,949,149. 17, Aric Almirola, $1,932,023. 18, Kurt Busch, $1,905,853. 19, Mark Martin, $1,862,169. 20, Jamie McMurray, $1,843,628. Manufacturer Standings 1. Toyota, 85 (5) 2. Chevrolet, 83 (5) 3. Ford, 60 (2) Pole Winners 1. Kyle Busch, 2 1. Denny Hamlin, 2 1. Matt Kenseth, 2 4. Kurt Busch, 1 4. Carl Edwards, 1 4. Jimmie Johnson, 1 4. Brad Keselowski, 1 4. Mark Martin, 1 4. Danica Patrick, 1 Rookie Standings 1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 128 2. Danica Patrick, 125 3. Timmy Hill, 56 Winners 1. Matt Kenseth, 3 2. Kevin Harvick, 2 2. Kyle Busch, 2 2. Jimmie Johnson, 2 5. Kasey Kahne, 1 5. David Ragan, 1 5. Carl Edwards, 1 Schedule/Winners Feb. 16 — x-The Sprint Unlimited (Kevin Harvick) Feb. 21 — x-Budweiser Duel 1 (Kevin Harvick) Feb. 21 — x-Budweiser Duel 2 (Kyle Busch) Feb. 24 — Daytona 500 (Jimmie Johnson) March 3 — Subway Fresh Fit 500 (Carl Edwards) March 10 — Kobalt Tools 400 (Matt Kenseth) March 17 — Food City 500 (Kasey Kahne) March 24 — Auto Club 400 (Kyle Busch) April 7 — STP Gas Booster 500 (Jimmie Johnson) April 13 — NRA 500 (Kyle Busch) April 21 — STP 400 (Matt Kenseth) April 27 — Toyota Owners 400 (Kevin Harvick) May 5 — Aaron’s 499 (David Ragan) May 11 — Bojangles’ Southern 500 (Matt Kenseth) May 18 — x-Sprint Showdown (Jamie McMurray) May 18 — x-NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (Jimmie Johnson) May 26 — Coca-Cola 600 (Kevin Harvick) June 2 — FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, Dover, Del. June 9 — Party in the Poconos 400 presented by Walmart, Long Pond, Pa. June 16 — Quicken Loans 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 23 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. June 29 — Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. July 6 — Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 14 — New Hampshire 300, Loudon, N.H. July 28 — Crown Royal Presents The Your Hero’s Name Here 400 at The Brickyard, Indianapolis Aug. 4 — 400, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 11 — Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 18 — Pure Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 24 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sept. 1 — AdvoCare 500, Hampton, Ga. Sept. 7 — Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond, Va. Sept. 15 — GEICO 400, Joliet, Ill. Sept. 22 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Sept. 29 — AAA 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 6 — Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 12 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 20 — Camping World RV Sales 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 27 — Goody’s Fast Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va. Nov. 3 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 10 — AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 17 — Ford EcoBoost 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race


Points 1. Regan Smith, 376. 2. Sam Hornish Jr., 347. 3. Justin Allgaier, 336. 4. Elliott Sadler, 331. 5. Brian Vickers, 327. 6. Parker Kligerman, 322. 7. Austin Dillon, 321. 8. Brian Scott, 313. 9. Kyle Larson, 288. 10. Alex Bowman, 282. 11. Trevor Bayne, 280. 12. Mike Bliss, 271. 13. Nelson Piquet Jr., 258. 14. Reed Sorenson, 240. 15. Travis Pastrana, 225. 16. Joe Nemechek, 187. 17. Mike Wallace, 185. 18. Eric McClure, 181. 19. Hal Martin, 163. 20. Blake Koch, 161.

Money 1. Kyle Busch, $500,010 2. Sam Hornish Jr., $424,844 3. Austin Dillon, $326,251 4. Regan Smith, $320,425 5. Justin Allgaier, $316,662 6. Elliott Sadler, $307,964 7. Kyle Larson, $304,825

18. Eric McClure, $249,739 19. Joe Nemechek, $245,949 20. Hal Martin, $242,099 21. Mike Wallace, $236,638 22. Blake Koch, $224,643 23. Jeremy Clements, $204,525 24. Jeffrey Earnhardt, $191,629 25. Robert Richardson Jr., $191,253 26. Jason White, $184,329 27. Jamie Dick, $184,251 28. Johanna Long, $179,954 29. Juan Carlos Blum, $172,754 30. Josh Wise, $166,276 31. Dexter Stacey, $155,636 32. Kasey Kahne, $155,445 33. Jeff Green, $149,115 34. Mike Harmon, $143,214 35. Matt Kenseth, $124,890 36. Kevin Harvick, $124,720 37. Dale Earnhardt Jr., $122,775 38. Tony Stewart, $109,220 39. Landon Cassill, $90,195 40. Joey Logano, $88,750 41. Scott Lagasse Jr., $86,518 42. Kurt Busch, $75,977 43. Brad Sweet, $75,435 44. Joey Gase, $74,446 45. Kevin Swindell, $73,170 46. Michael Annett, $72,523 47. Danny Efland, $72,248 48. Chris Buescher, $69,776 49. J.J. Yeley, $68,932 50. Ty Dillon, $68,125

INDYCAR Through May 26

Points 1. Marco Andretti, 168. 2. Takuma Sato, 157. 3. Helio Castroneves, 152. 4. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 138. 5. James Hinchcliffe, 128. 6. Justin Wilson, 125. 7. Tony Kanaan, 124. 8. Scott Dixon, 122. 9. Oriol Servia, 112. 10. Simon Pagenaud, 108. 11. Charlie Kimball, 106. 12. E.J. Viso, 104. 13. Simona de Silvestro, 103. 14. Will Power, 89. 15. Josef Newgarden, 84. 16. Graham Rahal, 82. 17. Dario Franchitti, 81. 18. Ed Carpenter, 81. 19. J.R. Hildebrand, 79. 20. Alex Tagliani, 79. 21. Sebastien Bourdais, 74. 22. Tristan Vautier, 73. 23. James Jakes, 68. 24. A J Allmendinger, 55. 25. Carlos Munoz, 54. 26. Ana Beatriz, 53. 27. Sebastian Saavedra, 44. 28. Ryan Briscoe, 22. 29. Conor Daly, 11. 30. Townsend Bell, 10. 31. Katherine Legge, 8. 32. Pippa Mann, 8. 33. Buddy Lazier, 8. 34. Mike Conway, 5. Schedule/Winners March 24 — Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (James Hinchcliffe) April 7 — Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (Ryan Hunter-Reay) April 21 — Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Takuma Sato) May 5 — Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 (James Hinchcliffe) May 26 — Indianapolis 500 (Tony Kanaan) June 1 — Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit Race 1, Detroit June 2 — Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit Race 2, Detroit June 8 — Firestone 550, Fort Worth, Texas June 15 — Milwaukee IndyFest, West Allis, Wis. June 23 — Iowa Corn Indy 250, Newton, Iowa July 7 — Pocono IndyCar 400, Long Pond, Pa. July 13 — Honda Indy Toronto Race 1, Toronto July 14 — Honda Indy Toronto Race 2, Toronto Aug. 4 — Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, Lexington, Ohio Aug. 25 — GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Sonoma, Calif. Sept. 1 — Grand Prix of Baltimore, Baltimore Oct. 5 — Shell-Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston 1, Houston Oct. 6 — Shell-Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston 2, Houston Oct. 19 — MAVTV 500, Fontana, Calif.

FORMULA ONE Through May 26

Points 1. Sebastian Vettel, 107. 2. Kimi Raikkonen, 86. 3. Fernando Alonso, 78. 4. Lewis Hamilton, 62. 5. Mark Webber, 57. 6. Nico Rosberg, 47. 7. Felipe Massa, 45. 8. Paul di Resta, 28. 9. Romain Grosjean, 26. 10. Jenson Button, 25. 11. Adrian Sutil, 16. 12. Sergio Perez, 12. 13. Daniel Ricciardo, 7. 14. Nico Hulkenberg, 5. 15. Jean-Eric Vergne, 5.

Schedule/Winners March 17 — Australian Grand Prix (Kimi Raikkonen) March 24 — Malaysia Grand Prix (Sebastian Vettel) April 14 — Chinese Grand Prix (Fernando Alonso) April 21 — Bahrain Grand Prix (Sebastian Vettel) May 12 — Spanish Grand Prix (Fernando Alonso) May 26 — Monaco Grand Prix (Nico Rosberg) June 9 — Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal June 30 — British Grand Prix, Silverstone July 7 — German Grand Prix, Nuerburgring July 28 — Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest Aug. 25 — Belgian Grand Prix, SpaFrancorchamps Sept. 8 — Italian Grand Prix, Monza Sept. 22 — Singapore Grand Prix, Singapore Oct. 6 — Korean Grand Prix, Yeongam Oct. 13 — Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka Oct. 27 — Indian Grand Prix, New Delhi Nov. 3 — Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Abu Dhabi Nov. 17 — United States Grand Prix, Austin, Texas Nov. 24 — Brazilian Grand Prix, Sao Paulo

Thursday, May 30 Game 2: Richmond-Burton vs. Wauconda, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1 Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 11 a.m. (championship)

CLASS 4A PLAYOFFS Huntley Sectional Wednesday, May 29 Game 1: Dundee-Crown vs. Prairie Rige, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30 Game 2: Hononegah vs. Jacobs, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1 Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 10 a.m. (championship)

SOFTBALL CLASS 3A PLAYOFFS Rochelle Sectional Tuesday, May 28 Game 1: Rockford Boylan vs. Sterling, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 Game 2: Marengo vs. Rosary, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1 Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 11 a.m. (championship)

CLASS 4A PLAYOFFS Prairie Ridge Sectional Tuesday, May 28 Game 1: McHenry vs. Warren, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 Game 2: Harlem vs. DeKalb, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1 Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 11 a.m.

GIRLS SOCCER IHSA CLASS 2A PLAYOFFS Barrington Supersectional Tuesday, May 28 Prairie Ridge vs. Lake Forest, 5 p.m.

BETTING ODDS GLANTZ-CULVER LINE Major League Baseball FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG Interleague at White Sox -190 Cubs Atlanta -110 at Toronto Colorado -160 at Houston at Detroit -155 Pittsburgh at Washington -110 Baltimore at N.Y. Mets -120 N.Y. Yankees at Cincinnati -155 Cleveland at Boston -125 Philadelphia at Tampa Bay -210 Miami at Kansas City -115 St. Louis at Milwaukee -115 Minnesota at Oakland -140 San Francisco at Seattle -110 San Diego at L.A. Dodgers -120 L.A. Angels FAVORITE Miami

LINE +180 +100 +150 +145 +100 +110 +145 +115 +190 +105 +105 +130 +100 +110

NBA Playoffs LINE O/U UNDERDOG 2 (184½) at Indiana

NHL Playoffs FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at Los Angeles -150 San Jose Date TBA at Pittsburgh -170 Boston Odds to Win Series Pittsburgh -185 Boston

LINE +130 +150 +165

TRANSACTIONS PROS BASEBALL National League CUBS — Claimed RHP Alex Burnett off waivers from Baltimore. Placed RHP Kyuji Fujikawa on the 15-day DL. MIAMI MARLINS — Placed RHP Alex Sanabia on the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Dan Jennings from New Orleans (PCL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Sent RHP James McDonald to Altoona (EL) for a rehab assignment. Placed OF Jose Tabata on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Josh Harrison from Indianapolis (IL). Purchased the contract of LHP Mike Zagurski from Indianapolis. Transferred RHP Jeff Karstens from the 15- to the 60-day DL. Optioned RHP Bryan Morris to Indianapolis. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Reinstated LHP Clayton Richard from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Tommy Layne to Tucson (PCL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Optioned RHP Carlos Martinez to Memphis (PCL). Recalled RHP Victor Marte from Memphis. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Placed LHP Ross Detwiler on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 16. Recalled LHP Xavier Cedeno from Syracuse (IL). American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Placed RHP Chris Perez on the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Nick Hagadone from Columbus (IL). MINNESOTA TWINS — Recalled C Chris Herrmann from Rochester (IL). SEATTLE MARINERS — Assigned 2B Dustin Ackley to Tacoma (PCL). Selected the contract of 2B Nick Franklin from Tacoma. Optioned LHP Lucas Luetge to Tacoma. Recalled RHP Hector Noesi from Tacoma. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Released RHP Ricky Bowen. GATEWAY GRIZZLIES — Signed RHP Clayton Hicks. RIVER CITY RASCALS — Released RHP Cameron Bayne. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS — Placed RHP Drew Bailey on the retired list. Released LHP Matt Royal. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Signed INF Michael Torres to a contract extension. Signed LHP Mark Kuzma. Released RHP Jared Christensen.

COLLEGES AUBURN — Fired baseball coach John Pawlowski. MAINE — Named Dennis Gendron ice hockey coach.

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Warring employees in office must be brought to a truce Dear Abby: I own a business with just two employees, my husband and a very old friend. The friend has been in the business for 15 years, and he is critical to running it. My husband has been with me for 11 years, but in the business for only three. He is not critical to running the business. Their relationship is a constant strain. Neither one likes the other, but they generally tolerate each other. When tensions arise they become emotional, and I end up caught between them, unable to put an end to it. How do we work and live in peace? Their conflict is affecting the smooth functioning of the business. What should I do to end the hostility? I’m a quiet type, which probably feeds the situation.

– Walking on Eggshells Dear Walking on Eggshells: You may be a quiet type, but you are also the boss. The atmosphere you describe is unhealthy for your business. For it to continue to be successful, your business must be nurtured as a separate entity apart from your friendship and your marriage. Because the present situation makes it difficult for all of you to function together, I’m suggesting that you tell your husband you love him, but either he must get along

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips with the longtime employee or leave the business -- because it’s the business that is paying the bills, feeding and putting a roof over all of you! Dear Abby: A friend, “Wanda,” invited my husband, “Hugh,” and me to a dinner party two years ago. Hugh had too much to drink and insulted not only Wanda but also one of the guests. He apologized the next day. This is not the first time he has done this at dinner parties, and his behavior has had a negative impact on some of my best friendships. I used to entertain all the time, but I can no longer invite my friends over as they no longer want to be around Hugh. Wanda continues to invite me to her dinner parties, but has made a point of telling me that Hugh is NOT invited. Not wanting to lose another friend, I have been going alone. I let my husband know why, and he says it doesn’t bother him, but I feel guilty attending without him. My friendships are important to me and I’m torn about what to do. – Party of


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