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RETIREES WEIGH IN ON STATE STALEMATE

Pension waiting game

Nude photos lead to arrest Police say man blackmailed victim By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI jduchnowski@shawmedia.com

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ABOVE: Linda Chapman of DeKalb is a retired teacher who is anxiously watching the state to see how it enacts pension reform. Chapman taught at Burlington Central High School. BELOW: Chapman snuggles her cat at her DeKalb home. “I am just hoping they’ll be able to meet ... and hammer out a compromise to S.B. 2404,” she said, referring to a reform bill proposed by Senate President John Cullerton.

Many view possible reforms as unfair attack on earned benefits Voice your opinion When will Illinois take any action on its pension problem? Vote online at Daily-Chronicle.com.

What’s next The Illinois House and Senate are scheduled to convene in regular session Tuesday.

By DAVID THOMAS dthomas@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Linda Chapman only can hold her breath as she watches state lawmakers debate the future of the state’s five different pension systems. For the past few weeks, a select group of lawmakers from the House and Senate have discussed compromises to tackle pension reform before Tuesday’s deadline. The conference committee was formed after lawmakers failed to pass pension reform during the spring session. House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, both Chicago Democrats, pushed their own solution to the state’s pension problem through their respective chambers, but both Senate Bill 1 and Senate Bill 2404

failed to gain traction in the other chamber. For Chapman, a DeKalb resident who taught at Burlington Central High School, she’d take the Cullerton plan over Madigan’s, which she described as penalizing teachers

for being teachers. According to the Better Government Association’s pension database, Chapman makes at least $89,000 a year through her pension before federal taxes and other deductions. “I am just hoping they’ll

be able to meet ... and hammer out a compromise to S.B. 2404,” Chapman said. “We saw that as a way to preserve our pensions, while at the same time, have some give and take on both sides.” Tuesday is the deadline Gov. Pat Quinn gave to lawmakers to pass some measure of pension reform. Both the House and Senate are scheduled to convene in regular session that day, but the leader of the conference committee said he does not think they’ll be ready. But pension reform won’t be the only thing grabbing lawmakers’ attention. They also will vote to confirm or override Quinn’s changes to a concealed-carry bill that passed out of both chambers

DeKALB – A Streamwood man Wednesday anticipated meeting a DeKalb woman in a Schnucks parking lot for a nude photography shoot. Instead, Victor Sandoval, 21, of the 600 block of Lincolnwood Drive, met DeKalb police. He was charged with intimidation, stalking, harassment by electronic communication and illegal posting on an Internet site. Victor If convicted Sandoval, of the most se- 21, of Streamrious charge, wood, was intimidation, charged after, he could be senpolice say, he tenced up to 10 tried to blackyears in prison. T h e c a s e mail a DeKalb began in Feb- woman for r u a r y w h e n nude photos. the victim sent nude photographs of herself to an acquaintance on Facebook, only to learn later that the acquaintance’s Facebook account had been hijacked and the photographs actually had gone to a stranger, police said. Sandoval posted the photographs, along with the victim’s name, employer and school, on a pornographic Internet site, police said. Sandoval threatened to post more nude photographs of her if she didn’t pay him $150 or agree to meet him to take more nude photos. The $150 was the amount the pornographic site charged to remove photographs, police said. The woman agreed to meet Sandoval for the nude shoot Wednesday in the parking lot at Schnucks, 975 S. Annie Glidden Road. He said he’d be wearing a mask, black shirt and blue

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Economy adds 195,000 jobs Unemployment rate stays at 7.6 percent By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER The Associated Press WASHINGTON – U.S. employers are sending a message of confidence in the economy – hiring more workers, raising pay and making the job market appear strong enough for the Federal Reserve to slow its bond purchases as early as September. The economy gained a robust 195,000 jobs in June and many

Wages going up Solid hiring in the private sector is lifting wages, even in some lower-paying industries. Average hourly pay for retail employees, for example, rose 6 cents in June to $16.64, and is up nearly 2 percent in the past year.

more in April and May than previously thought. The unemployment rate remained 7.6 percent in June because more people started looking for jobs – a healthy sign – and some didn’t find them. The gov-

ernment doesn’t count people as unemployed unless they’re looking for work. The Labor Department’s report Friday pointed to a U.S. job market that’s showing surprising resilience in the face of tax increases, federal spending cuts and economic weakness overseas. Employers have added an average 202,000 jobs for the past six months, up from 180,000 in the previous six. The job growth is being fueled in part by consumer spending and the housing recovery.

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A job seeker gets her resume critiqued June 24 at a career fair in King of Prussia, Pa. U.S. employers added 195,000 jobs in June, and many more in April and May than previously thought.

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today

NICE Food and Clothing Center: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, by appointment other days, at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. This nondenominational food pantry serves southwest DeKalb County and southeast Lee County. 815824-2228. It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott St., Genoa, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Learning to Live Al-Anon group: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Newman Catholic Center annex, Normal Road in DeKalb; llc904@ hotmail.com. Narcotics Anonymous: 10 to 11 a.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb; www. rragsna.org; 815-964-5959. Knights’ Saturday Burgers and More: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Club: 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Open to the public. Burger buffet: Noon to 2 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. The public is invited for lunch. Group Hope: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Road in DeKalb. This free support and discussion meeting is for NIU students and DeKalb community residents. Community facilitators are sought to volunteer to help others. Contact Dr. Charles Smith, 815-398-9628 or visit www. grouphope.org or www.dbsalliance.org. Lightning games: 1:30 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Club, 311 S. Washington St.; www.genoavetshome.us or contact Cindy at crmcorn65@yahoo.com or 815751-1509. Monthly community family-style dinner: 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. seatings at Kingston United Methodist Church, 121 W. First St. Dessert is included. Donation is $9 for adults and $4 for children. Contact: Kingston UMC at 815-7842010. Back to Basics AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at Cortland Methodist Church, 45 Chestnut St., Cortland. Last Saturday is open meeting. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. AA Speaker Open Meeting: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Saturday Night AA(C): 10 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Sunday Sandwich Cub Scout Pack 345 All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Fundraiser: 7 a.m. to noon at the Sandwich Fire Station. $6 adult, $4 seniors and $4 children (12 and under). Free for children younger than 3 and military in uniform or with military ID. 24 Hours a Day AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. at Nehring Gallery, Suite 204, 111 S. Second St., DeKalb. Free admission and open to all. www. dekalbalumni.org. Sandwich Swings!: 4 to 6 p.m. at Plano American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St., Plano. Singles welcome. Casual dress. Cash bar available. Admission costs $5 per person. 815-5709004. Society for Creative Anachronism armored fighting practice: 4:30 p.m. behind Stevenson North at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. For Middle Ages-Renaissance history re-enactors. Visit www.carraigban.org or call 815739-5788 or 815-986-5403. DeKalb County Illinois NAACP Adult Chapter: 6 to 7 p.m. at New Hope Church at Twombly and Annie Glidden roads in DeKalb. Attendees discuss political, educational, social and economic equality to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. Contact: Kevin Chambliss at tiger39217@ yahoo.com or 815-501-7583. Steps And Traditions AA(C): 6 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 23, Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. No Longer Hopeless AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com.

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8 WHAT’S HAPPENING AT DAILY-CHRONICLE.COM? Yesterday’s most-commented stories:

Yesterday’s most-viewed stories:

1. Local reaction split on health care law delay 2. Illinois pension panel won’t meet Quinn’s deadline 3. Local U.S. Army recruits discuss reasons they will serve their country

1. Police: Sycamore teens robbed pot dealer 2. Police: Streamwood man blackmailed woman over nude photos 3. State official: DeKalb library expansion a ‘done deal’

Yesterday’s Reader Poll results:

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Today’s Reader Poll question:

Have you attended or will you attend any local events around the Independence Day holiday?

When will Illinois take any action on its pension problem? • This summer • This year • Next year • After the ’14 state elections

No: 59 percent Yes: 36 percent Depends on the weather: 5 percent Total votes: 148

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Kids should be schooled many ways Our story this week about families who choose to home-school their children generated a lot of comments online at Daily-Chronicle.com. There were some who saw the story as an opportunity to complain about all the things they think are wrong with public schools: They don’t let you pray; the schools are subject to more government testing mandates; some no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance every day; and children grow up and have deficiencies in areas they ought to have mastered in grade school. “The public schools are broken,” say the indignant. Piffle, says I. Is the public school system perfect? No. School board members, administrators and teachers face many challenges, including trying to keep up with the breakneck progress of the 21st century technological revolution, which dictates that students should do all their learning on laptop and tablet computers rather than out of books, the way they did for the past 200 years. Standardized testing data released last year showed a gap in achievement between low-income students and their peers at local schools, and indeed our schools have a duty to educate everyone, not just those from comfortable circumstances. One flaw I see that often is unaddressed is that many students – in fact, many Americans in general – have a limited grasp of financial matters, particularly in how mortgages and the stock market work, two things that many people must confront in their adult lives. Schools also face continuing uncertainty surrounding the aid they receive from the state, and the stagnant property value growth that has many running budget deficits. But it’s probably not fair to say public schools are broken. In my experience, I have found the public school system in Sycamore where my daughters attend to be superior to the one in the somewhat more affluent community we lived in before we moved here. Class sizes are smaller, the buildings are more modern, with more resources and a greater sense of community spirit. Students from our communities study at respected institutions around the country or here in their backyard at Northern Illinois University. Certainly, when people have negative experiences, it colors their view. But we’re not raising a generation of knuckleheads – with the wealth of information at its fingertips, the newest generation will probably be the smart-

EDITOR’S NOTE Eric Olson est in human history. Computers and their applications are second nature to most children. Yet even if we were building a brood of American idiots, it wouldn’t be fair to blame the schools. It’s on us: I salute families such as that of George Jaros, whose two children learn at home. In a story this week by reporter Felix Sarver, Jaros said his family wanted his older son, Michael, to learn at a more accelerated pace than he could in the public school system. The family also has started the DeKalb County Home Educators, a group for families whose children are home-schooled. Sometimes the families work together to make opportunities available for their children. Since it was formed last year, the group has grown from two families to more than 20, Jaros said. As you’ve probably heard a few times this week, God Bless America. People should be free to educate their children at home if they can show the children are learning. Even in families whose children attend school outside the home, parents are supposed to home-school children. Parents are a child’s first teacher; their homes are their first classrooms. It’s within parents’ power to help their children succeed in school, sports, or whatever pursuit interests them. It’s also within parents’ power to teach children values including honesty, respect, humility and whatever faith it is you follow. It’s on them, too: Saying that parents are accountable for their children’s education doesn’t mean that teachers and schools are not. These are public institutions whose employees by and large are highly educated and paid well. Schools that fail to reach students ought to be closed, or those students should have the option to attend a school elsewhere even if they can’t afford private-school tuition or home schooling. As public institutions, school district employees and the school board members who oversee them should always be accountable to the public they serve, both in how they spend public funds and in how they educate the community’s children, regardless of their ethnicity or income level. It’s a difficult and important job. If it were easy, we’d all home-school our children full-time.

Was it so great?: In his column online and in Tuesday’s Daily Chronicle sports section, my friend and accomplished colleague Tom Musick wrote that fans of Chicago’s pro sports teams have led a charmed existence since 2000 because the city’s teams have won three championships in that time, more than most cities. Musick is probably right – it’s the nature of sports that every team but one ends the season short of their goal – but outside of hockey, it hasn’t seemed like all that triumphant an era so far. Exhibit A: The Cubs of 2003, ’08 and ’09 ... also the other 10 years. Poor Steve Bartman didn’t deserve the blame for the Cubs’ choke job in Game 6 of the NLCS in 2003. Exhibit B: The NFC Championship game in 2011. As if the indignity of losing to the Packers at Soldier Field wasn’t enough, Jay Cutler was trashed by players, fans and media for leaving the game, even though an injury to his knee clearly left him unable to plant his leg and throw. Exhibit C: Rex Grossman. Never have I heard a Bears quarterback booed with such vigor by the home fans. After that Super Bowl runner-up season, he was either injured or bad most of the time. Exhibit D: Derrick Rose’s lost season this year. One of the most frustrating Chicago sports storylines this side of Wrigley Field. Maybe it won’t sour the rest of his time here. Exhibit E: The White Sox won the World Series in 2005. Their fans gleefully remind unfortunate Cubs fans that it’s one more than the Cubbies have managed in more than 100 years. Yes, I have been on the receiving end of a few of those reminders. But it was awesome to see the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup again in thrilling fashion. Musick is probably right – its better to take the wins you get than focus on those that got away. Sometimes that’s easier said than done, though. A fine fourth: The fireworks display in Hopkins Park was well done this year. My family and I were among the thousands who enjoyed it. Sycamore Road really has a different feel when it’s as alive with people as it normally is with vehicle traffic. It was a good show and a good showing. Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday. • Eric Olson is the editor of the Daily Chronicle. Reach him at 815-756-4841 ext. 2257, email eolson@shawmedia. com, and follow him on Twitter @DC_Editor.

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Furloughs begin for Defense Department The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – More than 650,000 civilian Defense Department workers will begin taking the first of their 11 unpaid days off next week, but the cut in salary they will see in the three months may pale compared to what officials worry could be larger scale layoffs next year. Roughly 85 percent of the department’s nearly 900,000 civilians around the world will be furloughed, according to the latest statistics provided by the Pentagon. But while defense officials were able to shift money around to limit the furloughs this year, there are widespread worries that if automatic budget cuts go forward for 2014, thousands of civilian, military and contract jobs could be on the chopping block. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to provide senators with more details early next week on how the next wave of across-the-board budget cuts will affect the department, said Pentagon press secretary George Little. But while defense officials have not yet released details on the impact of the cuts, Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army’s chief of staff, has warned that as many as 100,000 more active-duty, National Guard and Reserve soldiers could lose

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listens during a June 26 news conference at the Pentagon. Hagel is expected to provide senators with more details early next week on how the next wave of across-the-board budget cuts will affect the Defense Department. their jobs if Congress allows billions of dollars in automatic budget cuts to continue next year. Initial hopes that the number of furlough days could be reduced have largely been dashed. Instead, talk is focused more on how to slash spending in 2014. The department can force workers to take only 22 furlough days per year, thus the need for layoffs has been get-

ting more traction to achieve savings. In the coming weeks, however, civilian employees ranging from top-level policy advisers to school teachers and depot workers will not be answering their phones or responding to emails for one day a week through the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. The department estimates the savings will be between $1.9 billion and $2.1 billion.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – A Northern California roller coaster appears to have been a little too much fun. The Gold Striker at Great America in Santa Clara had to be taken offline this week because riders were screaming too loudly. The San Jose Mercury News reported that the shrieks were exceeding the decibel limit agreed upon in a settlement with Prudential Real Estate, which owns adjacent properties. So Great America had to cover a portion of the track in a sound-dampening tunnel. The wooden roller coaster reopened Wednesday after the work was completed.

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Police: Sycamore teens robbed marijuana dealer at knifepoint By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI jduchnowski@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – Two Sycamore teens were charged with armed robbery after they stole $100 worth of marijuana at knifepoint Wednesday, police said. Tanner Young, 17, of the 1500 block of Woodgate Drive, hid in the back seat of a red Pontiac Vibe while Jeremy Schwiesow, 19, of the 1300 block of John Street, acquired about a quarter of an ounce of marijuana, court records show. When Schwiesow gave

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Fireworks explode across the sky Thursday for the Fourth of July celebration at Hopkins Park in DeKalb. Between 7,000 to 8,000 people were estimated to have watched the fireworks show.

By DAVID THOMAS DeKALB – An estimated 8,000 people watched 527 pounds of fireworks being detonated from Hopkins Park on Thursday, park district officials said. At least 800 explosive shells were launched from the park during the 30-minute show, said Lisa Small, the associate director of finance and administration for the DeKalb Park District. “Everyone seemed really friendly and helpful, and it was a very nice experience,” Small said. “It was one of the best that I’ve seen.” The park district did not keep an official tally of the spectators at Thursday’s show, but both Small and Brad Garrison, the park district’s associate director of planning and development,

Baseline Road closing at Kishwaukee River GENOA – Baseline Road will be closed Monday at the bridge over the Kishwaukee River so crews can replace the bridge. The bridge, which spans the river about 1.3 miles west of Route 23, is expected to be closed through Sept. 6, according to a news release. Sjostrom & Son Inc. of Rockford is replacing the bridge for $548,291, the release states. Any questions about the project should be directed to the DeKalb County Engineer’s Office at 815-756-9513.

The park district co-sponsors the fireworks display with the city, with each government putting up $7,000 for the show. Small said this is the same amount of money the district has spent on Fourth of July fireworks for the past 12 years. Small’s good feelings about the fireworks show were shared by Doug Moser, a salesman/lead shooter with DCV Imports, a fireworks company from Lincoln. Moser and his team fired off shells of various sizes and chemical compositions from a cordoned-off section of the park. He described timing as essential, with his team keeping track of which fireworks were being lit, and which song the band was playing. “Everything went really smooth this year for setting up, firing and shooting off the show,” Moser said.

By the numbers 7,000 to 8,000: Estimated number of attendees in Hopkins Park. 800: Approximate number of explosive shells launched during the show. $14,000: Price for the show. DeKalb paid half; the DeKalb Park District paid the other half.

estimated between 7,000 to 8,000 people watched the fireworks in Hopkins Park. “The park was crowded earlier in the day. It got really busy after 5:30 p.m.,” said Garrison, describing how space in the park quickly filled up. “It was a really nice night for fireworks.” DeKalb police Lt. Jim McDougall said there were a couple of minor altercations in the park, but nothing serious.

Tanner Young

a signal, Young emerged brandishing the knife, and they ordered the dealer out of the car. The robbery happened about 12:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Buckboard Lane, which is northeast of Plank Road and Route 23 on

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Hopkins Park fireworks show draws thousands dthomas@shawmedia.com

Jeremy Schwiesow

Sycamore’s north side, court records show. In his application for a public defender, Schwiesow indicated he had $147 in cash on hand when he was arrested. If convicted of armed robbery, Young and Schwiesow would be sentenced to between six and 30 years in prison without the option of probation. Bond was set at $30,000 for each. Young is next due in court Wednesday, and Schwiesow’s next court date is Thursday.

Toiletries being collected for seniors in county DeKALB – Home Instead Senior Care – DeKalb is collecting toiletries to make care packages for area seniors. Organizers are seeking toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, deodorant, toilet paper, shaving cream, disposable razors, lip balm, soap and paper towels through July. Collection bins are

at Lehan Drugs, 1407 S. Fourth St., DeKalb; Walgreens, 100 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb; Walgreens, 1340 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore; and Kishwaukee Family YMCA, 2500 W. Bethany Road, Sycamore. For more information, contact Samantha Slagle at 815-7541300 or by sam.slagle@homeinstead.com.

Community booths will include Northern Illinois University police, KishHealth Systems, Kishwaukee United Way, American Red Cross, Kishwaukee Family YMCA, The Ben Gordon Center, Elder Care Services and The Family Service Agency.

Area police plan National Night Out for Aug. 6

CHICAGO – Chicago police say a woman’s foot was severed while she watched fireworks on the city’s southwest side. Authorities said the 32-yearold lost her left foot around 11 p.m. Thursday. Her right foot was also injured. Meanwhile, a 34-year-old woman who was nearby received fourth-degree burns to her left leg. Police spokesman Michael Sullivan said the women were hurt after they saw a “light” come toward them and explode as they watched fireworks in a park. The two were in serious condition Friday at a hospital.

DeKALB – The National Night Out community awareness fair will include self-defense demonstrations and police K-9 demonstrations Aug. 6. The annual event also will include live entertainment, a chance to meet local law enforcement and games in the Target parking lot at 2555 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, according to a news release. The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is sponsored by Target and organized by DeKalb and Sycamore police and DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office leaders.

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8OBITUARIES BERTHA KAARINA HUHTA

FREDERICK ANDREW SCHROEFFEL III

Died: July 3, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill.

Born: March 2, 1930, in New York, N.Y. Died: June 8, 2013, in Palm Bay, Fla.

DeKALB – Bertha Kaarina Huhta, 94, of DeKalb, Ill., died on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center in DeKalb. She was born in Owen, Wis., and was the daughter of Kalle and Emilia (Hirvela) Riippi. Bertha was married to the late Walter Huhta on Nov. 8, 1940, in DeKalb; he preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 2000. Bertha worked for Wurlitzer Piano Factory and Northern Illinois University in the custodial department. She was a loving homemaker for many years. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in DeKalb. Bertha was an avid reader who loved her Bible study and her coffee talks with her many friends. Survivors include her son, Harry (Susan) Huhta of Sycamore; daughters, Kathleen Huhta of Cortland and Alice Keller of Davis Junction; grandchildren, Hans (Amy) Huhta, Joel (Elisa) Huhta, Kirk (Amanda) Huhta, Donna Keller and Alex (Mahia) Keller; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter; son, Daniel; brothers, Rueben and Neilo Riippi; half-brothers, Sam and Carl Riippi, and John Saari; and half-sisters, Jennie Seppala and Sadie Hietikko. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in DeKalb. The Rev. Dan Wynard will officiate. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. Tuesday until the time of the service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family to be established at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home at 310 Oak St. in DeKalb. To send an online condolence, visit www.ronanmoorefinch.com or call 815-758-3841. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

NOEL C. RHODES Born: Sept. 6, 1932, in Ramsey, Ill. Died: July 4, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Noel C. Rhodes, 80, of DeKalb, Ill., died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, peacefully with his family at his bedside. Born Sept. 6, 1932, in Ramsey, the son of Cecil and Ailene (Wilson) Rhodes, Noel married Janice R. Shuey on June 12, 1952, at Camp Cook in California. Noel was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean conflict. He was employed by Turner Brass in Sycamore for 47 years. He was a former member of the VFW and enjoyed woodworking He is survived by his wife, Janice; two daughters, Melody (John) Holtz and Michelle (Nick) Andersen and two sons, Randy (Julie) Rhodes and Terry (Penny) Rhodes, all of Sycamore; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold (Marge) Rhodes of DeKalb and Gene Rhodes of Sycamore; four sisters, Doris (Babe) Henderson of Elburn, Mary Johnson of Rochelle, Millie (Gale) Elliott of Sycamore and Karen (Terry) Tucker of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister. A memorial visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with full military honors by the DeKalb County Honor Guard. Cremation is by Anderson Funeral Home Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Noel C. Rhodes Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Frederick Andrew Schroeffel III, 83, of Melbourne, Fla., passed away on June 8, 2013, at William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, Fla. He was surrounded by family and loved ones. He was born on March 2, 1930, in New York, N.Y., to Beatrice and Frederick Schroeffel II. Frederick graduated from A.B. Davis High School in Mount Vernon, N.Y., and then he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Frederick served in the Korean War and later enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves in Illinois. Frederick married Barbara L. Cade on Oct. 2, 1954. They lived in New York for several years before moving to Genoa, where he and his wife of almost 59 years raised their family. He worked for Illinois Bell Telephone Company until he retired in 1990. During his life in Illinois, he belonged to the Marine Corps Reserves and reported to Rockford and later to Chicago, where he retired from the Corps after serving 27 years. Frederick was a life member of the Genoa American Legion and the VFW. Upon retiring in 1990, Frederick and his wife moved to Florida, where he spent 23 wonderful years with family and friends. He was an avid golfer, played racquetball, bowled, enjoyed the beach and loved to do crossword puzzles. Frederick is survived by his wife, Barbara; four children, daughters Janet (James) Bacon and Donna (Robert) Treadwell, both of Genoa, and Elaine (Jeff) of Sycamore, and son, Frederick IV (William) of San Fransisco, Calif.; and seven grandchildren, Cristin, Sarah, Brent, Alexandra, Candace, Robert and Corrin. He was preceded in death by his parents. A private family service was held on June 11 at Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care in Melbourne. A celebration of life for Frederick will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. July 13 at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St., Genoa. Full military honors will be performed at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 378 Center Pointe Circle, Suite 1280, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. Arrangements entrusted to Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Melbourne; 321-724-2222. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

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Fundraiser to aid Somonauk man Firefighter has rare nasal cancer By NICOLE WESKERNA nweskerna@shawmedia.com SUGAR GROVE – St. Charles firefighters are helping raise money for a 10-year veteran of the St. Charles Fire Department who has been diagnosed with cancer. Lt. Darin Peterson is helping organize the fundraiser for fellow firefighter paramedic Don Fruland, a Somonauk resident who was diagnosed about three months ago with stage IV nasopharyngeal carcinoma. “Basically, it started as a bloody nose that wouldn’t stop,” Peterson said. After an MRI, doctors found a cancerous tumor growing in Fruland’s sinuses. Because the form of cancer is rare, Peterson said

many of Fruland’s treatments are experimental and therefore very expensive. “Originally when [doctors] looked at it, they hadn’t seen anything like it,” Peterson said. “It was a real grim outlook at first, but with the miracle of medicine, he’s been doing a great job of fighting it off.” To help offset Fruland’s Don Fruland medical costs, a fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 42W635 Ke De Ka Road, Sugar Grove. Auctions and raffles are planned, as well as live entertainment by a band called 1 Sam 10. Peterson said the fundraiser will be a family-oriented event with an inflatable moon jump, firetruck displays and a helicopter landing at 2 p.m.

2 boys critically hurt in Chicago shootings The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – A pair of separate shootings in Chicago parks left two young boys critically wounded on the city’s South Side. The shootings Thursday night and early Friday were part of a spate of violence during the Fourth of July holiday. The boys, ages 5 and 7, were both in critical condition in a hospital in Oak Lawn. No arrests had been made as of Friday afternoon. The 7-year-old boy was shot twice in the head around 7:30 p.m. Thursday when two men approached a group of people in a park and opened fire, police spokesman Hector Alfaro said. Then several miles away, 5-year-old Jaden Donald was

shot around 12:40 a.m. Friday in a different park while playing with other children. “He was standing there with me,” his mother, Jasmine Dillon Donald, told reporters outside the hospital where her son was taken. “I thought it was fireworks that were going off and there was a guy standing on the opposite side of the street shooting in the park. Everybody ran. All the kids got down.” She said Jaden ran toward her as a man fired up to 30 rounds. As she reached out to her son, the boy fell. He had been shot in the thigh and abdomen. “It makes me want to go in the house with my kids and never go back out,” said the mother, who cried as she recounted the shooting.

If you go What: Fundraiser for St. Charles firefighter paramedic and Somonauk resident Don Fruland, who has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer When: 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday Where: The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 42W635 Ke De Ka Road, Sugar Grove Cost: $20 a person and $50 a family; covers entry, food, beverages and live entertainment In addition to the fundraiser, a fund has been set up to help with Don Fruland’s medical expenses. Donations can be sent online through PayPal to karatekate777@yahoo.com or mailed to: St. Charles FFs L3322, c/o Don and Katy Fruland, P.O. Box 25, St. Charles, IL 60174. More than 70 items have been donated for the auction, including hotel packages, tickets to see the Chicago Bulls from the skybox in 2014 and a Lake Michigan fishing charter boat trip. Fruland, 43, lives in Somonauk with his wife, Katy, and his two children, Donny, 10, and David, 5. Peterson said firefighters have rallied behind Fruland since they found out about

his diagnosis. He said because Fruland has used up most of his sick leave, some firefighters have voluntarily given their vacation days to him. “He’s truly what everyone on the fire department would consider a brother,” said Peterson, adding that the city of St. Charles has been supportive of Fruland. “He’d give the shirt off his back to help somebody.”

8POLICE REPORTS Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court.

DeKalb city Marissa A. Cathina, 25, of the 800 block of West Hillcrest Avenue in DeKalb, was charged Thursday, July 4, with battery. Danny L. Setser, 52, of the 500 block of Prospect Street in DeKalb, was charged Thursday, July 4, with possession of an open container of alcohol

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DeKalb County Savannah M. Perry, 23, of the 11000 block of Baseline Road in Kingston, was charged Thursday, July 4, with two counts of domestic battery. Jose A. Aguilar, 29, of the 600 block of North Sixth Street in DeKalb, was arrested Friday, July 5, on a warrant for dangerous drugs.

Northern Illinois University Edcedric D. Williams, 23, of Dolton, was charged Thursday, July 4, with criminal trespass to real property.

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Few Ill. towns opting for assault weapons bans The ASSOCIATED PRESS SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois prepares to become the last state in the country to allow the concealed carry of firearms, few of its communities appear concerned that the window allowing them to ban assault-style weapons will begin closing next week. Despite encouragement from Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon – and on the verge of almost-certain enactment next week of a law allowing residents to carry concealed weapons – only four communities have adopted semiautomatic gun restrictions out of more than two

dozen taking them up. According to interviews and information from gunrights groups such as the Illinois State Rifle Association, 14 communities have rejected or decided not to act on proposed bans. Ten have yet to vote or have delayed consideration. All of them are in the Chicago metropolitan area. Those adopting bans – Highland Park, North Chicago, Melrose Park and Skokie – join eight other cities, also near Chicago, that already regulate possession or sale and transfer of illegal weapons, according to research compiled by the Illinois

House Democrats’ staff. Allowing city-based bans on semiautomatic weapons comes from a delicately negotiated settlement that will make Illinois the last of 50 states to allow the carrying of concealed weapons. Lawmakers approved concealed carry in May after a federal appeals court ruled it is unconstitutional for the state to prohibit it. Gun-rights supporters pushed through the House a concealed-carry initiative that invalidated all local ordinances regulating guns. Chicago Democrats in the Senate demanded that Chicago be allowed to keep its ban

on assault-style rifles, leading to the compromise allowing those places without such bans 10 days to enact them. “I just don’t see the place for it. I’m not against people having guns, not at all,” said Melrose Park Mayor Ron Serpico, whose village board unanimously voted for a ban in late June. “The thing I can’t get my arms around, I know when the Constitution was passed, I don’t think they could envision these types of guns.” Along with the dozen communities banning them, Deerfield officials voted not to ban the weapons but adopted storage regulations.

Quinn: Guns in bars ‘a prescription for violence’ CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn went to the center of one of Illinois’ most popular entertainment districts Friday to try to sway lawmakers to support his changes to legislation allowing the concealed Gov. Pat carry of firearms, Quinn saying letting people carry guns in some bars and restaurants is “a prescription for violence and disaster.” Standing outside Wrigley Field, with the many bars

and restaurants of Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood as a backdrop, Quinn urged voters to call their legislators and tell them to support tougher restrictions he wrote into the bill, including a ban on guns in any place that serves alcohol. He said he wants places like Wrigleyville to remain safe and welcoming to tourists. The measure approved by the Legislature currently bars guns only from businesses where liquor sales make up 50 percent or more of gross sales.

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18-year-olds can take this year’s test The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department said 18-year-olds will be allowed to take this year’s entrance exam as part of an effort to increase the number of eligible applicants hoping to join the force. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday that the application age is being dropped from 25 to 18, while the new minimum age to become an officer will be 21. “By offering the exam at 18 and letting them enter at 21, it allows us to reach people as they are making major decisions about their career path,” said Chicago Police Department spokesman Adam Collins. “It allows us to increase the pool of eligible applicants.” The new requirements will take effect during the

next entry exam that will be held later this year – although a test date and location and haven’t been set. The exam is typically offered once every few years. The change brings Chicago in line with other major metropolitan police agencies. Twenty-one is the minimum hiring age for officers in New York and Los Angeles. In those cities, prospective officers can take the police exam at 17½ and 20½, respectively. The minimum application age was raised to 25 in 2010 by then-Police Superintendent Jody Weis, who wanted to attract a more mature officer. Michael Shields, head of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, said he supports the change. “We believe that the department loses many motivated, qualified candidates who graduate from college at age 21 or 22 and do not want to wait three or four years to start their career,” he said.

CHAMPAIGN – Robert Gilchrist liked “Lincoln” the movie well enough the first time he watched it. But the retired British civil servant enjoyed it a bit more the second time around. Gilchrist’s second viewing followed the news that he is a distant cousin of Abraham Lincoln. A genealogist hired by the Illinois Office of Tourism after the film’s success in Great Britain tracked Gilchrist to his south London home and confirmed the news. This week Gilchrist and his wife, Jane, are visiting Springfield to learn a little more about their newfound kin at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and other stops. The connection, the 61-year-old retired civil servant said, briefly made big news back home. “It was on various newspaper and BBC websites and on the radio. It was on the front page of our local newspaper,” Gilchrist, who decades ago lived in New York, said in an

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Robert Gilchrist, 61, of suburban London, touches the nose of the Abraham Lincoln statue at the Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site in Springfield as his wife, Jane, looks on during a tour Friday. interview Friday. And the connection, beyond the long journey to a part of the U.S. he’d never visited, gave Gilchrist good reason to make a shorter trip he’d long considered: a hundred or so miles from his south London home to his family’s ancestral home on England’s east coast. “We went this year and [saw] where my ancestors and the Lincolns came from,”

Gilchrist said. “We even had lunch in what’s now a pub that was built by [Richard] Lincoln in 1610.” Gilchrist’s link to Lincoln isn’t easy to explain, but the simple version starts with Richard Lincoln. According to the story passed along to Gilchrist – and published in part on the website of that pub, The Angel – Richard Lincoln wrote

one of his sons, Edward, out of his will. One of Edward Lincoln’s children, Samuel, after living in relative poverty, immigrated to Massachusetts with his wife, Bridget Gilman. Gilchrist’s mother’s family, he said, is related to those Gilmans, making him Lincoln’s eighth cousin, three times removed. That link, Gilchrist acknowledges, isn’t quite direct enough for him to see any particular family traits in what he’s read about Lincoln since learning the news. But his connection has nonetheless spurred him to learn more. He’s read Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” and invested in a copy of the movie on DVD. Gilchrist said he was surprised to learn that the man sometimes credited with helping pull a fracturing country back together through the U.S. Civil War wasn’t outwardly stern. “I got the impression that he was perhaps at times over-tolerant of other people,” Gilchrist said.

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Health insurers fear youth opting out By KELLI KENNEDY The Associated Press MIAMI – Dan Lopez rarely gets sick and hasn’t been to a doctor in 10 years, so buying health insurance feels like a waste of money. Even after the federal health overhaul takes full effect next year, the 24-year-old said he will probably decide to pay the $100 penalty for those who skirt the law’s requirement that all Americans purchase coverage. “I don’t feel I should pay for something I don’t use,” said the Milwaukee resident, who makes about $48,000 a year working two part-time jobs. Because he makes too much to qualify for government subsidies, Lopez would pay a premium of about $3,000 a year if he chose to buy health insurance. “I shouldn’t be penalized for

3 million Approximate number of 18-24year-olds in the U.S. who currently purchase their own insurance having good health,” he said. Persuading young, healthy adults such as Lopez to buy insurance under the Affordable Care Act is becoming a major concern for insurance companies as they scramble to comply with the law, which prohibits them from denying coverage because of pre-existing conditions and limits what they can charge to older policyholders. Experts warn a lot of these so-called “young invincibles” could opt to pay the fine instead of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars each year on insurance premiums. If enough young adults avoid the new insurance marketplace,

it could throw off the entire equilibrium of the Affordable Care Act. Insurers are betting on the business of that group to offset the higher costs they will incur for older, sicker beneficiaries. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that about six million people of various ages will pay the tax penalty for not having insurance in 2014, the first year the law championed by President Barack Obama will be fully implemented. It’s hard to estimate how many of those will be the young and healthy adults insurers are trying to reach, but that subgroup makes up a very small portion of the overall market. Even though it’s small, experts say it could be enough to throw the system’s financing off-kilter. About 3 million 18-24-yearolds in the U.S. currently pur-

chase their own insurance. Many pay high prices for scant benefits, with high deductibles and co-pays because they make too much to qualify for Medicaid and have no coverage options from their employers or parents. The Urban Institute estimates that the majority of adults in their 20s will qualify for government subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. Premium hikes could be a disincentive for young people weighing their options. Premiums for people ages 21 to 29 with single coverage who are not eligible for government subsidies would increase by 42 percent under the law, according to an analysis by actuaries at the consulting firm Oliver Wyman. By comparison, an adult in his or her early 60s who would see about a 1 percent average increase in premiums under new federal health rules.

Pope Francis clears John Paul II for sainthood By NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Friday cleared two of the 20th century’s most influential popes to become saints, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII. It was a remarkable show of papal authority and confirmed Francis’ willingness to bend church tradition when it comes to things he cares deeply about. Both popes are also closely identified with the Second Vatican Council, the 1962-65 meetings that brought the Catholic Church into modern times, an indication that Francis clearly wants to make a statement about the council’s role in shaping the church today. Francis approved a decree

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In this undated picture, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires (right), kisses the hand of Pope John Paul II during a ceremony at the Vatican. Bergoglio became Pope Francis on March 13. that a Costa Rican woman’s inexplicable cure from a deadly brain aneurism was the “miracle” needed to canonize John Paul. More significantly, he

decided that John XXIII, who convened Vatican II, could be declared a saint even without a second miracle attributed to his intercession. The Vatican

said Francis had the power to dispense with such requirements and could proceed with only one confirmed miracle to John’s name. The ceremony is expected before the end of the year. The date of Dec. 8 has been floated as likely, given it’s the feast of the Immaculate Conception, a major feast day for the church that honors Mary, to whom both saintly popes were particularly devoted. Polish prelates continue to press for October, to mark the 35th anniversary of the Polish-born John Paul’s election, but Vatican officials have suggested that’s too soon. The announcement came on a remarkable day melding papacies past and present: It opened with Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI attending their first Vatican ceremony together, sitting side-byside on matching papal chairs.

8BRIEF Airlines cancel flights for Mexico volcano MEXICO CITY – U.S. airlines canceled more flights in and out of Mexico City’s airport Friday as a precautionary measure as the nearby Popocatepetl volcano continued to emit vapor and ash. Alaska Airlines, United, Delta and AirTran canceled about a dozen flights, fewer than the number Thursday, said Jorge Gomez, spokesman for Mexico City International Airport. He noted that the airlines made the decision, and said normal operations continued at the airport without restrictions. No ash has fallen at the airport, Gomez said, although dust particles have been detected from the volcano that is about 40 miles away. At least six U.S. airlines canceled more than 40 flights Thursday as the volcano spewed a milehigh plume of ash that drifted over large parts of Mexico City. The volcano also spewed a hot shower of glowing rock around its crater.

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Syrian army launches heavy barrage on city of Homs By BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM The Associated Press BEIRUT – Syrian government troops unleashed a major artillery barrage on the city of Homs on Friday, hitting buildings near a 13th century mosque as they pressed an assault on rebel-held areas in the country’s strategic heartland. Opposition activists said Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas had joined the fighting in Syria’s third largest city. If confirmed, it would be the first major involvement for the Iranian-backed group since it helped regime troops capture a key border town from the rebels last month. As the shells landed, thousands of civilians trapped in the city faced severe shortages of food, water and medicine, prompting the U.N. and opposition groups to warn of a humanitarian catastrophe. The rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad have suffered a series of setbacks recently, including the loss of the strategic town of Qusair near the Lebanese border last month. Despite recent shipments of more advanced weapons from Gulf Arab countries, they have been un-

“It appears the regime wants to take Khaldiyeh [district], no matter what the price.” Tariq Badrakhan Activist based in northern district of Homs able to score any major gains in the past few weeks. The powerful Hezbollah, a staunch ally of the regime, was instrumental in the regime’s victory in Qusair. Opposition activists say the group’s fighters have spread out in Homs and even parts of Aleppo in the north, propping up outstretched army troops. Emboldened, the regime has tried to build on its successes to further shore up its military position. Today, it launched a major offensive on Homs, a central city of about 1 million located on the road between the capital Damascus and regime strongholds on the Mediterranean coast. The fighting in Syria has increasingly taken on sectarian undertones as Assad enjoys support from many in his Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, while the rebels are mainly Sunnis.

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Syrians inspect the rubble of damaged buildings due to government airstrike and shelling in the al-Hamidiyyeh neighborhood of Homs province, Syria. Activists, who consider Homs “the capital of the revolution,” say the regime wants to capture the entire city to include it in a future Alawite state stretching to the coast, where many believe Assad would take refuge in a last resort. “It appears the regime wants to take Khaldiyeh (dis-

trict), no matter what the price,” said Tariq Badrakhan, an activist based in the northern district of Homs where the fighting was concentrated Friday. He said troops backed by pro-government militiamen and Hezbollah fighters were attacking the area from three sides with multiple rocket launchers, tanks and

mortars. Online video showed shells slamming into buildings in the densely built-up area near the historic Khalid Ibn al-Walid mosque, famous for its nine domes and two minarets that tower over the skyline. The video, posted today, appeared consistent with AP’s reporting from the area.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a U.K.based group that tracks the civil war in Syria through activists on the ground, said a woman and her three children were killed in the shelling on Khaldiyeh on Friday evening. The eldest child was five. The Observatory also said Hezbollah guerrillas were fighting in Homs, although Hezbollah has not commented and the reports could not be independently verified. The militant group only acknowledged its participation in the Qusair battles after dozens of its fighters were returned home dead. There has been no sign of that in the past few days. Homs has been an opposition stronghold since the early days of the uprising against Assad. Mass Arab Spring-inspired protests there starting in early 2011 prompted repeated army offensives on the city. Hundreds of people were killed and thousands driven from their homes. The government now controls much of the city, though several neighborhoods in the center including Khaldiyeh and Bab Houd are still opposition strongholds.

Mothers clash over 911 call in Martin case Wildfire cut off By KYLE HIGHTOWER and MIKE SCHNEIDER The Associated Press SANFORD, Fla. – Trayvon Martin’s mother and George Zimmerman’s mother clashed on the witness stand Friday over whether the screams for help that can be heard in the background on a 911 call came from the teenager or the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot him. “I heard my son screaming,” Sybrina Fulton, Martin’s mother, answered firmly after listening to a recording in which high-pitched wails could be heard. Moments later on the call, there was a gunshot and the crying stopped. Later in the day Friday, Gladys Zimmerman listened to the same recording and answered, “My son,” when asked whose voice it was. Asked how she could be certain, she said: “Because it’s my son.” The conflicting testimony over the potentially critical piece of evidence came on a dramatic, action-packed day in which the prosecution rested its case and the judge rejected a defense request to acquit Zimmerman on the second-degree murder charge. The question of whose voice is on the recording

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Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, takes the stand during George Zimmerman’s trial Friday in Seminole County Circuit Court in Sanford, Fla. could be crucial to the jury in deciding who was the aggressor in the confrontation that ended with Zimmerman killing the 17-year-old. The question sharply divided the two families: Martin’s half-brother, 22-year-old Jahvaris Fulton, testified that the cries came from the 17-year-old. And Zimmerman’s uncle, Jose Meza, said he knew it was Zimmerman’s voice from “the moment I heard it. ... I thought, that is George.” In asking that the judge acquit Zimmerman, defense attorney Mark O’Mara ar-

gued that the prosecution had failed to prove its case. He said an “enormous” amount of evidence showed that Zimmerman acted in self-defense, and he argued that Zimmerman had reasonable grounds to believe he was in danger, and acted without the “ill will, hatred and spite” necessary to prove second-degree murder. But prosecutor Richard Mantei countered: “There are two people involved here. One of them is dead, and one of them is a liar.” Mantei told the judge that Zimmerman had changed his

story, that his account of how he shot Martin was “a physical impossibility,” and that he exaggerated his wounds. After listening to an hour and a half of arguments from both sides, Judge Debra Nelson refused to throw out the murder charge, saying the prosecution had presented sufficient evidence for the case to go on. The prosecution rested late in the afternoon after calling 38 witnesses over two weeks. Among them, earlier in the day, was Sybrina Fulton, who sat expressionless on the witness stand while prosecutors played the 911 recording of a Zimmerman neighbor urging a dispatcher to send police quickly. “Who do you recognize that to be?” prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda asked her. “Trayvon Benjamin Martin,” she replied. When introducing herself to jurors, Fulton described having two sons, one of whom “is in heaven.” During cross-examination, O’Mara suggested – haltingly, in apparent recognition of the sensitivity of the questioning – that Fulton may have been influenced by others who listened to the 911 call, including relatives and her former husband.

Clashes erupt in pushback by Egypt Islamists The ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO – Enraged Islamists pushed back Friday against the toppling of President Mohammed Morsi, as tens of thousands of his supporters took to the streets vowing to win his reinstatement and clashed with their opponents in violence that killed 30 and drove the divided nation toward an increasingly dangerous showdown. In a battle on a bridge over the Nile River in Cairo, gunfire rang out and flames leaped from a burning car as the rival camps threw volleys of stones and fireworks at each other. Military armored vehicles raced across the bridge in a counterattack on Morsi’s supporters. The clashes accelerated after the supreme leader of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood defiantly proclaimed that his followers would not give up street action until the return of the country’s first freely elected president, swept out of power days earlier by the military. Morsi opponents called out the public to defend against the Brotherhood, deepening the battle lines. In scenes of mayhem, troops opened fire on peaceful pro-Morsi protesters. Islamists threw one opponent off a rooftop.

Hotshots’ access to safety zone The ASSOCIATED PRESS PRESCOTT, Ariz. – An erratic wildfire driven by ferocious and shifting winds curled around the location of a team of Arizona Hotshot firefighters, cutting off their access to a safety zone and creating a death trap that quickly consumed them, two fire officials confirmed Friday based on a map of how the tragedy unfolded compiled by The Associated Press. The map shows that the 19 highly trained Hotshots were just over a quarter of a mile northwest of the safety zone using chain saws, axes and other gear to build a line between the wildfire and the small town of Yarnell on Sunday. But the fire, which was northeast of the team, suddenly changed directions after the winds shifted nearly 180 degrees and cut off their access to the safety zone, a large ranch property. The AP confirmed the location of the fire crew, their safety zone and the fire’s advance based on interviews with people who knew what happened. After building the map, its accuracy was confirmed by Dan Ware, a spokesman for the crews battling the blaze, and Prescott Fire spokesman Wade Ward. The circumstances of the firefighters’ deaths have been known for days but Friday’s confirmation offers the most detailed picture about their location and how close to safety they appeared to be. Officials said the 20th member of the Prescottbased Granite Mountain Hotshots, who served as a lookout for the Hotshot crew and whose exact location during the fire is unclear, was on a hilltop and warned the team that erratic winds had shifted the fire’s direc-

tion and they were in danger. The crew had designated a ranch house and its surrounding cleared area as their safety zone, a spot they should be able to reach if things went bad. But the fire moved too fast for them to reach the ranch house, killing the 19 firefighters; the lookout, 21-year-old Brendan McDonough, was able to make it to safety. A national team of investigators is working to understand more about the firefighters’ deaths, visiting the site where they were killed, interviewing McDonough, and examining radio logs and weather conditions. They are expected to release some findings soon, but it will take much longer for a full report. The lightning-caused wildfire was 80 percent contained Friday, after destroying more than 100 of the roughly 700 homes in Yarnell and burning about 13 square miles. Fire bosses have begun sending some crews home, and power and gas companies were working to restore service in Yarnell. Residents remained evacuated Friday, but crews were hoping to let them back either this weekend or early next week. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake were planning to meet with Yarnell residents on Friday and speak to members of the media afterward. A memorial service for the firefighters is set for Tuesday, with Vice President Joe Biden expected to attend. Autopsies of the firefighters showed they all died of either burns or inhalation issues, or a combination of both. Their bodies, in Phoenix for autopsies, are set to be returned home to Prescott on Sunday in a 75mile procession.

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Supporters and opponents of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi clash Friday in Cairo. “God make Morsi victorious and bring him back to the palace,” Brotherhood chief Mohammed Badie proclaimed before cheering supporters at a Cairo mosque in his first appearance since the overthrow. “We are his soldiers we defend him with our lives.” Badie said it was a matter of honor for the military to abide by its pledge of loyalty to the president in what appeared to be an attempt to pull it away from its leadership.

“Your leader is Morsi. ... Return to the people of Egypt,” he said. “Your bullets are not to be fired on your sons and your own people.” Hours later, Badie’s deputy, Khairat el-Shater, considered the most powerful figure in the organization, was arrested in a Cairo apartment along with his brother on allegations of inciting violence, Interior Ministry spokesman Hani Abdel-Latif told The Associated Press. After the speech, a large

crowd of Islamists surged across 6th October Bridge over the Nile toward Tahrir Square, where a giant crowd of Morsi’s opponents had been massed all day. Battles broke out there and near the neighboring state TV building. Pro-Morsi youth shielded themselves from flying stones and fireworks with sheets of barricaded metal. A car burned at the top of an exit ramp amid the sounds of automatic weapons and shotguns.

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The plight of the illegal immigrant GALWAY, Ireland – The intense debate over immigration reform in the U.S.A. has riveted many in this bucolic area in the west of Ireland. That’s because in addition to millions of Hispanic immigrants, a significant number of Irish would benefit from immigration clarity. Just ask anyone in the Woodside section of Queens, N.Y. The census estimates that there are nearly 35 million Americans of Irish descent living in America, and many of them had ancestors who fled to the United States to save their lives. The vicious Irish famine reached its height in 1847 as hundreds of thousands of starving people boarded so-called “coffin ships” to come to the U.S. Many died on those ships – victims of disease on the long voyage. Their bodies were often thrown overboard into the sea. In Ireland itself, more than a million people died from hunger and disease during the famine years. The British controlled the country and, incredibly, exported grain to London even as Irish children were dying in the streets. British soldiers actually had to guard the grain stores, killing the Irish who stormed the storage facilities. Thus, there are still deep wounds in this country of fewer than 5 million. More than

VIEWS Bill O’Reilly a few Irish noticed a visiting American news commentator and asked about the proposed immigration reform. All favored it because of the sensitivity to the suffering of poor people. The U.S. today is a far different place from what it was in the mid-19th century, when our vast land needed folks to settle and expand into the west. Then, there was no such thing as an “illegal alien.” If you physically made it here, you were an American. Simply showing up entitled you to pursue the dream of prosperity. But today our country is fragile. The economy is stagnant, and social problems dominate the landscape. Back when my people arrived from Galway, in the 1840s, there was little in the way of social welfare and entitlements. You either earned your way or wound up in the street. America did not support immigrants; it simply gave them a chance. What has not changed is the humanity of most Americans. People without an agenda realize that most illegal immi-

grants are here to feed their families, not to cause trouble. But we also realize that our federal government has allowed and sometimes encouraged immigration chaos, which has damaged the fabric of the nation. You simply cannot allow more than 10 million people to occupy your territory without any accountability. And that’s what has happened. I told the good people in western Ireland who approached me that I hope a fair but tough immigration bill passes this year – one that will put an end to the porous southern border and make undocumented immigrants earn their citizenship over an extended period of time. The most powerful nation on Earth should be able to pass a fair, effective immigration law that combines compassion with responsibility and does not injure hardworking Americans who are taxed up to here. We should be able to do that. It will be shameful if we don’t.

• Veteran TV news anchor Bill O’Reilly is host of the Fox News show “The O’Reilly Factor” and author of the book “Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama.”

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Lower-income students deserve better By PEG TYRE For The Washington Post NEW YORK – This holiday weekend, our federal legislators headed home to their country clubs and, unable to come up with a coherent longterm plan on how to support low-income college students, let the interest rates for government-backed student loans double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. When our elected officials return to Washington, they are widely expected to agree on some kind of retroactive yearlong extension of the low rates. If all goes as expected, the issue will come up again in 2014. But their failure to agree yet on how much students should pay to borrow money to go to college hints at our deep confusion about a darker reality: A generation of smart, ambitious, motivated young people are trying to better themselves through education. They are getting trapped in a maze of debt from which many will never emerge. And while there is plenty of suffering to go around, the people who will suffer the most are from poor and lower middle-income families.

Are we OK with this? Let’s look at how this works. Americans now owe over a trillion dollars in student debt – more than they owe on auto loans and credit cards. On average, people with student loans owe about $24,000. About 13 percent of people with student debt owe more than $50,000. Those numbers are dismissed by a lot of folks who say, “Feh! Stop moaning! If you end up owing 50 grand to get a sheepskin from Middlebury or Vanderbilt, it’s a good investment.” Here’s how that thinking goes: With your newly minted degree, you can get a decent job, live with your parents for a couple of years and pay down your debt to a manageable level. Presto! To which I have this to say: “Sweetie. Honey. With all due respect, do you know anyone who isn’t rich?” Because once you step out of the bubble of affluence, college and college debt look pretty different. Here’s how it works when you aren’t sitting on a big cushion of cash: Because your family is not wealthy, you live in an underserved neighborhood and the local public school didn’t prepare

you for college in the way that students from affluent suburbs are prepared. You take the SATs or ACTs and you get that message loud and clear. (So much for merit scholarship with those test scores!) So you work for a while, and when you are good and sick of working a mind-numbing minimum-wage job, you end up taking loans to attend not Vanderbilt or Middlebury, but a local public or regional private college where admission standards are more flexible but the graduation rates are often less than 50 percent. By sophomore year, the dreams, determination and focus that got you to sign for those student loans are replaced by pervasive hopelessness. After two semesters, you still can’t get out of remedial math class and move forward in your major. And these days, because you are only working part time, you don’t even have enough money to buy gas to get you back and forth to campus. You drop out with 20 grand in debt. And you know what? Your mom is selling her house (see mortgage crisis, 2008.) You look around at your job op-

tions, which are – crushingly – the same job you had before you borrowed all that money. Now you are nearly 30. Middle-class and affluent kids are getting married and starting to save for a house. (Make no mistake: If they are living in a city, where the good jobs are, their parents will help on the down payment.) You, however, are stuck in the debt maze. Republican legislators say low-cost student loans encourage colleges to inflate their prices. Democrats say we have to continue to offer low-interest loans to prepare the workforce of tomorrow. But neither side is being innovative enough. The options for our hardworking young people of limited means are way too narrow. They are being set up for failure, and once they stumble, the penalties are too severe. Playing politics with student loans does a disservice to people who need and deserve more helpful and forward-looking government policies.

• Tyre is a journalist and the author of “The Good School” and “The Trouble With Boys.” Follow her on Twitter at @ PegTyre.

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Thumbs up: To teaching local children about Chinese language and culture. On Tuesday, 30 students ages 8 to 11, marked their completion of a two-week Chinese Summer Immersion Program hosted by Startalk, the Consortium of Illinois Language Schools and DeKalb School District 428. Although foreign tongues such as Spanish and French are more commonly taught in schools, China is a world power whose trade and other relationships with the United States will make its language and customs more relevant to Americans in the decades ahead. Thumbs down: To more missed pension deadlines. Not that anyone should be surprised, but Gov. Pat Quinn’s latest deadline for action on Illinois’ $97 billion pension crisis likely will go unmet by members of the Legislature. The chairman of a legislative committee working toward compromise on the issue has said his group won’t be ready to meet the Tuesday deadline set by Quinn for reaching consensus on the matter. A special legislative session is scheduled for Tuesday, at which time legislators are more likely to overturn Quinn’s veto of concealed-carry legislation than to pass any pension reform. But that reform is what our state desperately needs. Thumbs up: To the organizers of Displace Me, a mock refugee camp planned for Aug. 11-12 in Genoa. The program is designed to show teenagers how refugees of persecution, war and natural disasters live and to teach team-building and leadership. Participants are asked to bring cardboard boxes, sleeping bags, blankets and flashlights, but to leave their food and other electronics at home. Crackers and protein packs may be distributed at the event, which is planned by church representatives in Genoa, Kingston and Kirkland. This unusual event will likely help teens empathize with those less fortunate than themselves and may spark their curiosity about foreign affairs. Thumbs down: To unfunded mandates from Springfield. The Legislature has decided that high school juniors in Illinois once again will be tested on their writing skills. However, the cost to administer such tests is estimated at $2.5 million, and no money was appropriated for the purpose. So even in a year when lawmakers triumphantly tell us they haven’t cut education funding – a sad sign of what passes for a “win” for Illinois schools these days – they are putting added financial obligations on schools without paying for them. Although we agree that writing skills are important, so too are local school budgets. Legislators should either appropriate the money for the tests or abandon the requirement until the funds are there. Thumbs up: To the many ways area residents celebrated our nation’s independence. From fireworks and festivals to parades and tractor pulls, there certainly was a wide variety of events to mark the Fourth of July. And the fun’s not over yet. Kirkland’s festival continues today with fireworks tonight. There also will be fireworks tonight at the Sycamore Speedway and at the Sandwich Fairgrounds on Sunday night. Happy Independence Day!

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Obama must stand firm against coup in Egypt There is no ambiguity about what happened in Egypt on Wednesday: a military coup against a democratically elected government and the wrong response to the country’s problems. The armed forces forcibly removed and arrested President Mohammed Morsi, who won 51 percent of the vote in a free and fair election little more than a year ago. A constitution ratified by a two-thirds majority in another popular vote last December was suspended, dozens of leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood have been arrested and a number of media outlets shut down. A little-known judge appointed as president and granted the power to rule by decree will be entirely dependent on the armed forces for his authority. Having not spoken up against the excesses of Morsi’s government, the Obama administration has, with equal fecklessness, failed to forthrightly oppose the military intervention. But there should be no question that under a law passed by Congress, U.S. aid to Egypt – including the $1.3 billion annual grant to the military – must be suspended. Some in the administration and Congress will try to avoid this step because of the armed forces’ history as a U.S. ally and guarantor of peace with Israel. But the suspension of aid is the necessary first step in a U.S. policy that advances the aim Obama laid out in a Wednesday night statement: “to ensure the lasting restoration of Egypt’s democracy.” Had the armed forces not intervened, democracy probably would have led to the defeat within months of the Muslim Brotherhood in legislative elections. If it does not provoke the eruption of violent conflict, this coup may well ensure that Islamist forces, including more radical groups, grow stronger. The United States must focus on preventing the worst outcomes for a vital Arab ally, including civil war or a new dictatorship. That means dropping its passivity and using the leverage of aid to insist on a democratic transition. The Washington Post

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Goats help airport prevent brush fires By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ

A goat grazes on a patch of San Francisco International Airport land in San Francisco. The airport used 400 goats to clear an area of its property prone to fire. O’Hare is also looking into goat-based brush clearing services.

The Associated Press Last month, officials at San Francisco International Airport hired a herd of parttime employees to toil on the west side of the property and engage in an unusual – but environmentally friendly – form of fire prevention. Anyone looking down from a plane departing the airport may have wondered, “What’s with the goats?” For two weeks in June, Mr. Fuzzy, Cookie, Mable, Alice and nearly 400 other goats chomped on the brush in a remote corner of the airport. The area needs to be cleared each spring to protect nearby homes from potential fires. But machines or humans can’t be used because two endangered species – the San Francisco garter snake and the California red-legged frog – live there. It’s not exactly the type of job you advertise in the local classifieds. So, for the past five

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years officials have turned to Goats R Us, a small brush-removal company run by Terri Oyarzun, her husband Egon and their son Zephyr. The airport paid $14,900 for the service this year. The goats travel 30 miles

each spring from their home in Orinda, Calif., to the airport in a 16-wheel truck that Oyarzun calls her “livestock limo.” They come with a goat herder and a Border Collie named Toddy Lynn. The goats spend two weeks cutting away

a 20-foot firebreak on the west side of the airport. “When passengers take off and fly over the goats, I’m sure that’s a thrill,” Oyarzun says. Whatever the emotion, it isn’t reserved for air travel-

ers. When Oyarzun’s goats aren’t clearing brush at the airport, they’re munching away on the side of California’s freeways, at state parks, under long-distance electric lines and anywhere else with overgrown vegetation. The family has about 4,000 total active goats on its payroll. Working at an airport does come with its own set of challenges, namely loud, frightening jets constantly taking off. “There was an adjustment period,” Oyarzun said. “But they have a lot of confidence in their herder.” The goats did their job. “We’re pleased with our organic process for weed abatement,” said airport spokesman Doug Yakel. At least one other airport has taken note. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has requested bids for goats to clear brush in an out of the way area of the airport’s 7,000acre property and expects them to be at the airport sometime this summer.

Despite gains, Fed bond-buying policy to continue • JOBS Continued from page A1 Consumer confidence has reached a 5½ year high and is helping drive up sales of homes and cars. Hiring was especially strong in June among retailers, hotels, restaurants, construction companies and financial services firms. “The numbers that we’re seeing are more sustainable than we thought,” said Paul Edelstein, U.S. economist at IHS Global Insight, a forecasting firm. “We’re seeing better job numbers, the stock market is increasing and home prices are rising.” Average pay also rose sharply last month. It’s ex-

ceeded inflation this year after barely keeping pace since the Great Recession ended four years ago. Average hourly pay rose 10 cents in June to $24.01. Over the past 12 months, it’s risen 2.2 percent. Over the same period, consumer prices have increased 1.4 percent. Stocks surged Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 147 points, nearly 1 percent. The yield on the 10year Treasury note soared to 2.73 percent, its highest point since August 2011, from 2.51 percent late Wednesday. That’s a sign that investors think the economy is improving and that the Fed will slow its bond buying this year. If it did, long-term rates would likely rise.

Where were the job gains? Many of the job gains were in generally lower-paying industries, a trend that emerged earlier this year. The hotels, restaurants and entertainment industry added 75,000 jobs in June. This industry has added an average 55,000 jobs a month this year, nearly double its average in 2012. Retailers added 37,000. Temporary jobs rose 10,000. The health care industry added 20,000 jobs, construction 13,000. But manufacturing, which includes many higher-paying positions, shed 6,000.

Among the employers benefiting from Americans’ continued willingness to spend is Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, based in Stoddard, N.H. Carlisle makes hardwood flooring used in stores, restaurants and hotels. CEO Michael Stanek said orders jumped 30 percent in the first quarter compared with a year earlier.

Cost-of-living increases among points of contention for reform • PENSIONS Continued from page A1 with veto-proof majorities. DeKalb-area lawmakers have said they will vote to override Quinn’s changes. Tuesday is also the deadline for Illinois to legalize concealed carry, as mandated by a federal court. Pension reform has proven to be problematic because of the guarantee outlined in Article 13, Section 5, of the Illinois Constitution, which declares that anyone receiving a pension in any unit of government cannot have their benefits diminished or impaired. As a result, the debate over pension reform has focused around what kind of annual cost-of-living adjustment retirees should receive; the retirement age; how much local school districts should contribute to employee pensions; and whether the state should provide free health insurance to retirees. Employees in all five pension systems receive a 3 percent cost-of-living adjustment that is compounded annually if they retire at a certain age and have worked for a certain number of years. Retirees do not pay state taxes on their pensions, but most pay federal taxes. All retirees are capped on how much of their final average salary they will receive as a pension. All retirees, except for those in the General Assembly Retirement System and the Judges’ Retirement System, are capped at 75 percent. Retirees in those two systems are capped at 85 percent. The cost-of-living raise is not counted in that salary cap. For instance, a judge who retired with a salary of $136,546 after more than 20 years of service would receive $9,672 a month – or $116,064 a year. When the cost-of-living adjust-

ment is added, that amount increases by 3 percent, compounded annually. The Cullerton plan was touted as being able to save the state $46 billion, while the Madigan plan is estimated to save $150 billion. Cullerton’s plan offered retirees a choice between their annually compounded 3 percent cost-of-living adjustment and free health insurance. Chapman, who likes Cullerton’s plan, would pick the costof-living adjustment. “Health insurance is going up anyway,” Chapman said. “When I looked at it how it was going to impact me ... it was more economical for me to go out and find my own health insurance.” But not everyone sees it that way. For Cathy Hill, the president of the DeKalb County Retired Teachers’ Association, she thinks the trade-off in the Cullerton plan will hurt retirees either way. “Do you want me to shoot you in the heart or shoot you in the head?” Hill said, describing the choice between the cost-of-living adjustment and the health insurance. According to the Better Government Association, Hill makes about $77,000 a year through her pension. However, she said she pays about $20,000 a year in federal taxes, health insurance and dental insurance, bringing her final salary to about $56,000. “I am not anywhere near $77,000,” Hill said. Hill said she regarded the Madigan plan as less drastic. In S.B. 1, Madigan proposes changes to how cost-of-living adjustments were implemented, taking into account people’s age, salary and how many years they worked for the state. It also guarantees that the state would contribute its full share of pension payments each year. Jim Lockard, president of the Northern Illinois Univer-

sity Annuitant’s Association, said he is not holding out much hope for the conference committee, stating that no one on it has shown capacity to think of new ideas. “I don’t think there’s a ghost of a chance that anything useful will come out of it at all,” Lockard said. Lockard, whose pension earns him at least $112,000 a year before federal taxes and other deductions, said he wants to see lawmakers tackle the real source of the problem: the lack of employer contributions. Of the state’s $96.8 billion unfunded pension liability, about $41 billion is from the lack of employer contributions, according to a June 27 report from the state’s Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability. “It’s not that the pension systems are badly set up or they’re too generous to employees,” Lockard said. “The reason that the money isn’t there is because the state didn’t make its payments year after year after year.” Lockard said he’d also like to see lawmakers address the pension payment plan they crafted in 1995, which he described as being the origin point of the current mess. “The real annual cost is eminently handable in the state service,” Lockard said. “The debt service is the problem.” The payment plan would have funded pensions at 90 percent by 2045 by having lawmakers make annual payments that increased over time. But lawmakers didn’t vote to have the state pay in every year, Lockard said. “We need someone who is responsible to make those payments, and the state has proven again and again that it’s not responsible,” he said. Regardless of what plan is passed, Lockard said he thinks someone will sue over its constitutionality, leaving it in the courts’ hands.

The company is hiring factory, sales and administrative employees to meet the higher demand. Carlisle expects to add about 15 employees this year to its 85-person workforce. Friday’s report showed that the U.S. economy added 70,000 more jobs in April and May than the government had previously estimated – 50,000

in April and 20,000 in May. The Fed has been buying $85 billion in Treasury and mortgage bonds each month since late last year. The purchases pushed long-term interest rates to historic lows, fueled a stock rally and encouraged consumers and businesses to borrow and spend. John Silvia, chief economist at Wells Fargo, said he thinks the Fed will announce at its September policy meeting that it will start reducing its bond purchases, perhaps to $75 billion a month. Chairman Ben Bernanke has said the Fed’s bond buying could end around the time unemployment reaches 7 percent. The Fed foresees that happening around mid-2014.

8NATION BRIEF Firefighter identified in tests of WTC remains NEW YORK – Firefighter Jeffrey Walz phoned his wife and parents on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, telling them he was being called into action, his brother recalls. His relatives would never see him again or even have anything to bury, until now. The New York City Medical Examiner’s Office said Friday that it had identified some of Walz’s remains, making him the 1,637th person identified among the remains found in and near the rubble of the World Trade Center. Authorities have tested and retested the material as technology became more refined. “We’re just very relieved, in some respects, to be finally bringing him home to where he grew up and to put him to rest there,” said his brother, Raymond Walz.

– Wire report

Court date of Aug. 14 set for Sandoval • ARREST Continued from page A1 jeans, court records show. DeKalb police took him into custody when he arrived and found the mask and a camera in his vehicle, court records show. He told police he would rather have more nude photographs of the victim than the cash, court records show. DeKalb County Judge William Brady declined to appoint Sandoval a public defender Friday morning. His bond was set at $50,000, and he’s next due in court Aug. 14.

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WEATHER

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7-DAY FORECAST

Today will be hot and humid with hazy skies and a chance of storms. Highs in the mid- to upper 80s with a heat index or feel-like near 90. Heat and humidity will continue into next week. Sunday, isolated storms are possible with an increasing chance for storms through Wednesday ahead of a front.

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Sports

Dylan Axelrod allows ive runs and nine hits in 1⅔ innings in the White Sox’s 8-3 loss to the Rays. PAGE B2

SECTION B Saturday, July 6, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

8MORNING KICKOFF

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Blackhawks re-sign Rozsival, Handzus CHICAGO – The Blackhawks re-signed a pair of veterans and added another Friday while saying goodbye to two more members of their Stanley Cup championship team. Michal Rozsival and Michal Handzus (above) will be back when the puck drops next season. Viktor Stalberg and Ray Emery will be elsewhere. To replace Emery, the Hawks agreed to a one-year deal with 40-year-old goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin, who won 90 games for the Hawks from 2005 to 2009. The roster moves were announced Friday during a busy day of free-agent signings across the league. Much of the Hawks’ offseason work already had been completed after they had re-signed Bryan Bickell and Nick Leddy to multiyear contracts while trading Dave Bolland and Michael Frolik to clear salarycap space. Rozsival, 34, agreed to a two-year contract after tallying 12 assists in 27 regularseason games and four assists in 23 playoff games. His deal means the Hawks will return all seven of their top defenseman: Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya, Rozsival, Leddy and Sheldon Brookbank. Handzus, 36, thrived with the Hawks after he was acquired as part of a midseason trade with the San Jose Sharks. He notched six points in 11 regular-season games with the Hawks before adding 11 points in 23 playoff games. Khabibulin’s starts have diminished in the past few seasons, but he might be effective in small doses. In 12 appearances this season with the Edmonton Oilers, he went 4-6-1 with a 2.54 goalsagainst average and a .923 save percentage. Although the departures of Stalberg and Emery will weaken the Hawks, their decisions to sign with other teams were expected. Stalberg signed a four-year deal with the Nashville Predators after a quiet playoff run that included two stints as a healthy scratch, while Emery signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers because they offered him the opportunity to make more starts in net. – Tom Musick, tmusick@shawmedia.com

8WHAT TO WATCH Soccer Exhibition, Messi All-Stars vs. World All-Stars, 5:55 p.m., ESPN Lionel Messi and his traveling band of footballing compadres come to Soldier Field for a charity match.

• The rest of the weekend TV sports schedule on Page B2.

8KEEP UP ONLINE Follow us on Facebook and Twitter Want the latest from the area’s prep sports scene? Follow our coverage on Facebook by searching for DC Preps or on Twitter at twitter.com/dc_preps. Follow our NIU athletics coverage on Facebook by searching for Huskie Wire or on Twitter at twitter.com/HuskieWire.

IHSA POSTSEASON PROPOSAL

PUNISHED

FOR WINNING?

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Sycamore receiver Ben Niemann (left) stiff arms Montini defender Josh Belt in the second quarter of a Class 5A playoff game Nov. 3, 2012, in Lombard. Montini defeated Sycamore, 24-22. Under a “success factor” system, teams like Montini would be moved up in class.

IHSA to study ‘success factor’ proposal

By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com

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hen Huskie Stadium plays host to the IHSA football state championships in November, there’s a decent chance fans will be watching Montini, winner of the past four Class 5A titles. There also is a good chance 13time state champ Joliet Catholic could be there, as well as Aurora Christian, winners of the past three championships in 3A. It’s a similar situation in Indiana with football dynasties. Indianapolis

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and more – log on to Daily-Chronicle.com/ dcpreps. Cathedral has won four of the past five Indiana Class 4A titles. Indianapolis Bishop Chatard has won eight Class 3A titles since 2001, while in 2A, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers has won cham-

PIRATES 6, CUBS 2

Cubs’ miscues continue Castro’s on-base blunder in 8th ‘not a smart play’ CHICAGO – The elimination of dumb on-field mistakes is one of the most noticeable differences between the best teams in baseball and the worst. The Cubs could learn a thing or two from the Pirates, co-owners of the best record after Friday’s 6-2 win at Wrigley Field. The number of boneheaded plays the Cubs (36-48) have Next committed this vs. Pittsburgh, season is approaching their 3:05 p.m. win total, and today, WGN, AM-720 they were at it again against Pittsburgh. “In baseball, every mistake stands out,” manager Dale Sveum said. Shortstop Starlin Castro was responsible for the most glaring miscue. With the Cubs trailing by four runs in the eighth inning, Castro, on second after a two-out double, was easily – and embarrassingly – picked off by Pirates catcher Russell Martin, who delivered a laser throw from home. It ended the inning, and the Cubs went down quietly in the ninth. “It’s not a smart play,”

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Pirates second baseman Neil Walker tags out Cubs base runner Starlin Castro on a throw from catcher Russell Martin in the eighth inning Friday at Wrigley Field. The Cubs lost, 6-2.

INSIDE THE CUBS Meghan Montemurro Castro said. “I feel really, really bad. That can’t happen. … I try to be aggressive, but that can’t happen.” When Sveum was questioned about the play, he was rightly exasperated by Castro’s decision to take such a large lead when he likely would have scored on a hit. Castro’s mistake was the Cubs’ third avoidable miscue. Center fielder Dave Sappelt took a terrible route on Neil Walker’s fly ball in the third, resulting in a triple. Walker later scored to give the Pirates the lead. The Cubs gifted the Pirates (53-32) another run that same inning when catcher Dioner

Navarro tried to throw out Garrett Jones on a steal of second as Jose Tabata struck out for the second out. Instead, the throw was off-target and Andrew McCutchen, who was at third base, scored easily, credited with stealing home. “I think we have what it takes, but unfortunately it hasn’t been working out the way we want it to go,” Navarro said. In the toughest division in baseball with three teams – the Pirates, Cardinals and Reds – owning three of the best records in the majors, a combined 153-103, the Cubs have no chance at staying competitive if they don’t play better against their NL Central rivals. The Cubs have been awful in the division with an 11-26 record. Their

See CUBS, page B2

pionships five of the past six years. Lafayette Central Catholic has won the past four Indiana Class A titles. So, last school year, the Indiana High School Athletic Association decided to do something about it, instituting a “success factor” to try to level the playing field. Schools that had a certain amount of postseason success over a two-year period now are moved up in class for at least a two-year period. In Indiana, the sports affected are baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball and volleyball.

See SUCCESS, page B3

‘Too good to be true’ Marmion, NU grad to play with Messi CHICAGO – On every one of his soccer teams, Gerardo Alvarez was a playmaker. Club teams. Playmaker. Marmion Academy. Playmaker. Northwestern. Playmaker. Today, that role will change, as will Alvarez’s life. He will share the field with global superstar Lionel Messi and a slew of other internationally famous soccer players as part of a “Messi & Friends” charity match at Soldier Field. “I’m still thinking it’s too good to be true,” said Alvarez, a 2003 graduate of Marmion. “I’m not fully going to believe it until I’m on the field. “On most of the teams I’ve ever played on, I’ve always been the playmaker, the creative mind. On this team, I already know I have to connect the passes and let those guys do the magic.” Because every one of those guys – starting with Messi – is a magician. Then again, Alvarez’s story contains some magic, as well. Up until a few weeks ago, Alvarez figured his competitive soccer-playing days were in his personal rearview mirror. He had been an all-state player at Marmion, where he earned Kane County Chronicle all-area honors, and he carried that success to North-

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Argentina’s Lionel Messi waves to fans at the end of an exhibition soccer match between Messi’s Friends and the Rest of the World on June 29 in Medellin, Colombia.

VIEWS Tom Musick western, where he was named Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2003 and finished his college career with 28 goals, including nine game-winners. Great teams. Great memories. But, like a soccer ball, time rolls on. Fast forward to the summer of 2013. Alvarez, 28, was working as a branch manager at Chase Bank in Woodridge (after all, the guy has a degree from Northwestern).

See SOCCER, page B4


SPORTS

Page B2 • Saturday, July 6, 2013

8SPORTS SHORTS Lynch, Lewis named to Hornung Award Watch List Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch and receiver Tommylee Lewis have been named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List. The award is given to the nation’s most versatile player. NIU and Florida are the only schools with two players on the list. The 44-player list includes four other Mid-American Conference representatives – Kent State’s Dri Archer, Bowling Green’s Jerry Gates, Toledo’s Bernard Reedy and Ball State’s Jamill Smith. Lynch’s numbers are wellknown, after becoming the first FBS quarterback to pass for more than 3,000 yards and run for more than 1,500 last year. Lewis had 48 catches for 539 yards and returned 24 kickoffs (one touchdown) and nine punts. Last season, the award went to West Virginia’s Tavon Austin.

White Sox designate Gimenez for assignment ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The White Sox designated catcher Hector Gimenez for assignment, and recalled catcher Josh Phegley and outfielder Blake Tekotte from Triple-A Charlotte. The moves were announced before Friday night’s game at Tampa Bay.

Howard tweets that he’ll sign with Rockets Dwight Howard said he is signing with the Houston Rockets. The All-Star center posted a message on Twitter on Friday night saying he thought Houston was “the best place for me.” “I am excited about joining the Rockets and I’m looking forward to a great season,” he added. The Lakers confirmed earlier Friday that Howard would be leaving after one season. “We wish him the best of luck on the remainder of his NBA career,” general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a statement.

Hernandez grand jury to hear from shooting victim HARTFORD, Conn. – A Connecticut man who says he lost an eye after being shot by Aaron Hernandez in February was ordered Friday to appear before a grand jury in Massachusetts that is considering the murder case against the former New England Patriots tight end. Superior Court Judge Joan Alexander in Hartford ordered Alexander Bradley to appear July 17 in Fall River, Mass., where a grand jury is looking into allegations Hernandez orchestrated the shooting of Odin Lloyd, according to a clerk for the court.

Yankees’ Jeter to start rehab assignment NEW YORK – The captain is ready to test his twice broken ankle. Derek Jeter will start a rehabilitation assignment today with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the first step toward returning to the New York Yankees. He is scheduled to play at least five innings at shortstop.

Rams’ dome won’t get $700M in upgrades ST. LOUIS – The organization that runs the Edward Jones Dome has made it official: The facility will not get a publicly funded $700 million upgrade that the St. Louis Rams requested, possibly leaving the city without an NFL team for the second time in almost 30 years. St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission President Kathleen Ratcliffe informed the Rams of the decision in a letter dated Tuesday.

Angels’ Weaver names 1st child for late teammate ANAHEIM, Calif. – Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jered Weaver has become a first-time father, naming his son in tribute to late teammate and friend Nick Adenhart. The team said Friday that Aden David Weaver was born earlier in the day to Weaver and his wife, Kristin. The baby weighs 8 pounds. – Staff, wire reports

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RAYS 8, WHITE SOX 3

MLB

Short night for Sox’s Axelrod Pitcher lasts only 1⅔ innings

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By MARK DIDTLER The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Jeremy Hellickson won his fourth consecutive start, Jose Molina had a two-run homer during a five-run second inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the White Sox, 8-3, on Friday night. Hellickson (8-3) gave up one run, six hits and struck out nine in seven innings, helping the Rays win for the sixth time in seven games. The right-hander was coming off a strong June when he went 5-1. Molina hit his two-run drive and the following batter, Kelly Johnson, connected for a solo shot three pitches later off Dylan Axelrod (3-5) to start the second-inning surge that saw the Rays go up 5-0. Later in the inning, Evan Longoria had an RBI single before Wil Myers ended Axelrod’s night with a run-scoring double. It was Molina’s second homer this season and first since April 18. Axelrod, who has given up 10 homers in 22 1-3 innings over his past five starts, allowed five runs and nine hits in 1 2/3 innings. Myers’ sacrifice fly and a run-scoring single by Luke Scott made it 7-0 in the fourth. Josh Phegley got his first major league hit, an RBI single in the fifth for the White Sox, who have lost seven of nine. Phegley, who started

at catcher, and center fielder Blake Tekotte, recalled from Triple-A Charlotte before the game, were both in the starting lineup. Gordon Beckham had an RBI single and Phegley added a sacrifice fly in the ninth. Longoria started at third base for the first time since leaving a game on June 28 after irritating plantar fasciitis in his right foot. He returned Tuesday for the first of three consecutive days as the designated hitter. Tampa Bay’s James Loney singled in the first to extend his hitting streak to a careerbest 16 games. He drove in a run by drawing a bases-loaded walk in the fifth. Axelrod reached for Desmond Jennings’ low firstinning liner, which knocked his glove to the ground. The pitcher picked up the ball and threw out the speedy Rays’ leadoff man at first. Notes: Sox RHP Jake Peavy, on the DL since June 6 because of a broken rib, threw from a bullpen mound. “Hopefully, in the next week or so he’ll be able to get a side (session) and be ready to go,” Sox manager Robin Ventura said. Peavy likely will go out on a rehab assignment before rejoining the team. ... SS Alexi Ramirez, who played every inning for AP photo the Sox this season entering the game, was one of several White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Axelrod (right) looks into the Rays’ dugplayers pulled after the top of out as he waits on the mound with catcher Josh Phegley during the secthe seventh. ond inning of Friday night’s game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Sox lost, 8-3.

CUBS NOTES

Control abandons Samardzija in loss By MEGHAN MONTEMURRO mmontemurro@shawmedia.com CHICAGO – Fastball command can be Jeff Samardzija’s nemesis on the mound. When Samardzija has good command, it’s tough for hitters to make contact. That wasn’t the case, however, Friday against the Pirates. Samardzija struggled keeping the ball down in the zone, and Pittsburgh made him regret missing his spots, touching him for five runs in six innings. Without an effective fastball in his arsenal, Samardzija wasn’t able to pitch aggressively. Samardzija (5-8) didn’t allow a home run, but he fell behind in the count too often and failed to put away batters in the times he was ahead. “Mix that with being behind in the count and you’re going to be in a battle with hitters all day,” Samardzija said. “When you’re in the middle of the game and understand that, you have to find ways to get outs. I thought I finished strong.”

All-Stars announced today: The NL and AL All-Star teams will be announced today, with the announcement coming at 5:30 p.m. on FOX. The Cubs likely will only have one player on the NL team, and manager Dale Sveum said it should be start-

ing pitcher Travis Wood. Although Wood has a 5-6 record, his 2.69 ERA ranks 11th in the majors. Wood also hasn’t received much run support. The Cubs average 3.18 runs when Wood is on the mound, tied for seventh worst in baseball. Wood has allowed more than three runs in only two of his 17 starts. “He’s our All-Star,” Sveum said. “He’s been the most consistent pitcher. He hasn’t had a bad outing. Knock on wood. I don’t care who you are, it’s hard to go out there and not have a hiccup along the way.” Injury update: Outfielder David DeJesus has started hitting off a tee, but it’s too soon to determine when he could be back in the lineup. DeJesus (right shoulder sprain) worked off a tee before Friday’s game against the Pirates three weeks after injuring his shoulder when he crashed into the wall at Citi Field. “He’s able to do some things, raise his arm over his head, so there’s a lot of things going good,” Sveum said. “It’s still a progression, but there’s no timetable at all.” Brian Bogusevic (hamstring) still is being evaluated, Sveum said, and remains day to day. He is one of three center fielders on the DL along with DeJesus and Ryan Sweeney (rib fracture).

Cubs have worst record by any team vs. own division • CUBS Continued from page B1 .297 winning percentage is the lowest in the majors by any team against its own division. Yes, even worse than the Marlins and Astros. “We understand we need to put a solid game together when we play them and bring our A game against those top three teams on the top of our division,” pitcher Jeff Samardzija said. “ … You can’t give them windows of opportunities. They take advantage of them. They don’t give cheap outs. They don’t make mistakes on the base paths so therefore you’ve got to be on the top of your game too.” The Cubs have given no indication they’re capable of doing that. Samardzija’s struggles getting Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano out highlighted the Cubs’ problems: an RBI single after intentionally walking the No. 8 hitter in the second and a four-pitch walk to start the sixth. And the Cubs still have 39 games remaining against division opponents. Buckle up. “If you want to beat these good teams on the top of your division, pitchers can’t get hits, pitchers can’t get walked,” Samardzija said. “Bottom line.”

• Meghan Montemurro covers the White Sox and Cubs for Shaw Media. Write to her at mmontemurro@shawmedia. com. Read the Sox Insider

Pirates 6, Cubs 2 Tipping point: The Pirates hit the ball hard against Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija, and they scored three runs in the third inning that turned a onerun deficit into a 4-2 lead. Pittsburgh never relinquished the lead. On the mound: Samardzija’s outing lacked consistent command. He gave up seven hits through two-plus innings, and when the Pirates weren’t hitting the ball off him, Samardzija walked them. He left the game after throwing 103 pitches (only 59 strikes) in six innings. Samardzija allowed five runs on nine hits with five walks, one intentional, and three strikeouts. At the plate: The Cubs’ only runs against left-hander Francisco Liriano and the Pirates came courtesy of Scott Hairston’s two-run homer in the second inning, which gave them a 2-1 lead. Dioner Navarro went 2 for 4 while Starlin Castro’s eighth-inning double marked the Cubs’ only other hit of the game. Under the radar: The Cubs dropped to 6-40 this season when allowing four or more runs. Most of their struggles have come against division opponents. Although the Cubs are 25-22 outside the NL Central, they own a 11-26 record within the division. – Meghan Montemurro, mmontemurro@shawmedia.com and Inside the Cubs blogs at NWHerald.com and on Twitter @Sox_Insider and @InsideTheCubs.

8WEEKEND TV SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY’S SCHEDULE Pro baseball Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees or Minnesota at Toronto, 12:05 p.m., MLB Pittsburgh at Cubs, 3:05 p.m., WGN All-Star Game Selecton Show, 5:30 p.m., FOX White Sox at Tampa Bay, 6:15 p.m., FOX Colorado at Arizona or Boston at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m., MLB Tennis Wimbledon, women’s championship, Marion Bartoli vs. Sabine Lisicki, 8 a.m., ESPN Auto racing Formula One, Grand Prix of Germany qualifying, 7 a.m., NBCSN American Le Mans Series, Northeast Grand Prix, 2 p.m., ESPN2

NHRA, Summit Racing Epuipment Nationals qualifying, 5 p.m., ESPN2 NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Coke Zero 400, 6:30 p.m., TNT Golf PGA Tour, The Greenbrier Classic, third round, noon, TGC; 2 p.m., CBS Cycling Tour de France, Stage 8, Castres to Ax-les-Thermes, France, 7 a.m., NBC Soccer U-20 World Cup, Quarterfinal 1, teams TBD, 10:45 a.m., ESPNU U-20 World Cup, Quarterfinal 2, teams TBD, 1:45 p.m., ESPNU MLS, Seattle at Vancouver, 10 p.m., NBCSN Motorsports AMA, RedBud National, 2 p.m., NBC; 3 p.m., NBCSN

Soccer U-20 World Cup, Quarterfinal 3, teams TBD, 10:45 a.m., ESPNU U-20 World Cup, Quarterfinal 4, SUNDAY’S SCHEDULE teams TBD, 1:45 p.m., ESPNU Pro baseball MLS, Kansas City at Fire, 2 p.m., Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, ESPN 12:05 p.m., TBS Auto racing White Sox at Tampa Bay, Formula One, Grand Prix of Germany, 12:40 p.m., CSN Pittsburgh at Cubs, 1:20 p.m., WGN 6:30 a.m., CNBC Boston at L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m., ESPN IndyCar, Race with Insulin 400, Tennis 11 a.m., ABC Wimbledon, men’s championship, GP2, 1 p.m., NBCSN (same-day tape) Novak Djokovic vs. No. 2 Andy MurNHRA, Summit Racing Equipment ray, 8 a.m., ESPN Nationals, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Golf Cycling PGA Tour, The Greenbrier Classic, Tour de France, Stage 9, Saintfinal round, noon, TGC; 2 p.m., CBS Girons to Bagneres-de-Bigorre, WNBA 5:30 a.m., NBCSN Sky at New York, 2 p.m., WCIU

Lacrosse MLL, Charlotte at Boston, 7 p.m., ESPN2

AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct Detroit 47 38 .553 Cleveland 45 41 .523 Kansas City 40 43 .482 Minnesota 36 47 .434 White Sox 34 49 .410 East Division W L Pct Boston 53 34 .609 Baltimore 48 39 .552 New York 47 39 .547 Tampa Bay 47 40 .540 Toronto 42 44 .488 West Division W L Pct Oakland 51 36 .586 Texas 50 36 .581 Los Angeles 41 44 .482 Seattle 38 48 .442 Houston 31 56 .356

GB — 2½ 6 10 12 GB — 5 5½ 6 10½ GB — ½ 9 12½ 20

Friday’s Results Tampa Bay 8, White Sox 3 N.Y. Yankees 3, Baltimore 2 Detroit 7, Cleveland 0 Toronto 4, Minnesota 0 Seattle 4, Cincinnati 2 Texas 10, Houston 5 Oakland 6, Kansas City 3 Boston at L.A. Angels (n) Today’s Games White Sox (Sale 5-7) at Tampa Bay (M.Moore 11-3), 6:15 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 10-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 5-6), 12:05 p.m. Minnesota (Pelfrey 3-6) at Toronto (Dickey 8-8), 12:07 p.m. Oakland (J.Parker 6-6) at Kansas City (E.Santana 5-5), 1:10 p.m. Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 6-5) at Cleveland (Carrasco 0-3), 3:05 p.m. Seattle (Bonderman 1-2) at Cincinnati (Latos 7-2), 3:10 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 4-5) at Texas (Darvish 8-3), 6:15 p.m. Boston (Dempster 5-8) at L.A. Angels (Undecided), 9:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games White Sox at Tampa Bay, 12:40 p.m. Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 12:05 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 12:05 p.m. Minnesota at Toronto, 12:07 p.m. Seattle at Cincinnati, 12:10 p.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 1:10 p.m. Houston at Texas, 2:05 p.m. Boston at L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Cubs at White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 6:05 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Oakland at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. Texas at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. Boston at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct Pittsburgh 53 32 .624 St. Louis 51 34 .600 Cincinnati 49 37 .570 Cubs 36 48 .429 Milwaukee 34 50 .405 East Division W L Pct Atlanta 49 37 .570 Washington 44 42 .512 Philadelphia 42 45 .483 New York 35 47 .427 Miami 32 53 .376 West Division W L Pct Arizona 44 41 .518 Colorado 42 44 .488 Los Angeles 40 44 .476 San Francisco 39 45 .464 San Diego 40 47 .460

GB — 2 4½ 16½ 18½ GB — 5 7½ 12 16½ GB — 2½ 3½ 4½ 5

Friday’s Results Pittsburgh 6, Cubs 2 Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 4 Washington 8, San Diego 5 Seattle 4, Cincinnati 2 St. Louis 4, Miami 1 N.Y. Mets at Milwaukee (n) Colorado at Arizona (n) L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco (n) Today’s Games Pittsburgh (Morton 1-1) at Cubs (E.Jackson 4-10), 3:05 p.m. Miami (Eovaldi 1-0) at St. Louis (J.Kelly 0-3), 1:15 p.m. San Diego (Marquis 9-4) at Washington (Zimmermann 12-3), 3:05 p.m. Seattle (Bonderman 1-2) at Cincinnati (Latos 7-2), 3:10 p.m. Atlanta (Maholm 9-6) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 7-5), 6:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Fife 3-2) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 8-5), 6:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Marcum 1-9) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 6-8), 6:15 p.m. Colorado (Pomeranz 0-1) at Arizona (Miley 4-7), 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Pittsburgh at Cubs, 1:20 p.m. Seattle at Cincinnati, 12:10 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 12:35 p.m. San Diego at Washington, 12:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m. Miami at St. Louis, 1:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. Colorado at Arizona, 3:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Cubs at White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 6:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 8:40 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 9:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.

D’backs pay tribute to fallen firefighters PHOENIX – In a moving tribute before the first pitch at the Diamondbacks-Rockies game, a firefighters’ bagpipe band played “Amazing Grace” as photos flashed on the giant video screen of the 19 “hotshot” firefighters killed fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire northwest of Phoenix. That was followed by a 19-second period of silence from the sellout crowd at Chase Field. Players from both teams wore “Prescott Fire Dept.” baseball caps during batting practice, with a large No. 19 behind home plate. During the weekend series, the Diamondbacks are wearing special black jerseys with a 19 patch. The Diamondbacks have matched $100,000 in fans’ donations and have pledged another $100,000 in matching funds. Proceeds from the weekend’s 50-50 raffle also go to charities aiding those affected by the fire and the deaths. – Wire reports


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WIMBLEDON: MEN

No. 1 vs. No. 2 in final Djokovic, Murray to square off in championship By HOWARD FENDRICH The Associated Press

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Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig signs autographs for fans before Thursday’s game against the Rockies in Denver.

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Puig a hot topic But the Dodgers’ sensation is not the only one By MIKE FITZPATRICK The Associated Press NEW YORK – Lost in all the commotion about Yasiel Puig are the trickiest predicaments when it comes to the All-Star game. Look at that logjam at third base in the AL. The NL is overloaded with pitchers. And who in the name of old Jack Murphy Stadium is going to represent the San Diego Padres? So while the polarizing debate over whether Puig should be selected today is certainly a juicy one, when all is said and done he either will have a backup role in the NL outfield or he won’t. The most difficult decisions involve other positions. Buster Posey or Yadier Molina behind the plate for the NL? Robinson Cano or Dustin Pedroia at second base in the AL? At the hot corner, Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera is having another monster season. OK, he’s the starter for the junior circuit. But then there’s an overabundance of deserving backups: Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria, Oakland’s Josh Donaldson, Texas’ Adrian Beltre and Baltimore’s Manny Machado. “I’m not going to take five third basemen to the All-Star game,” said Detroit’s Jim Leyland, who will manage the ALe team July 16 at Citi Field in New York. So somebody gets left out. Let’s just say it’s Longoria. Then who makes it from the Rays? Every club must have an All-Star, and rosters are limited to 34 spots – with at least 13 going to pitchers. So maybe it’s left-hander Matt Moore from Tampa Bay. Pretty good choice. But then a more worthy arm from some other squad gets snubbed. And on and on. That’s the maddening part of putting together the puzzle – and the beauty of it all, too. Sizzling baseball arguments in the heat of summer. “The hardest part is leaving guys off. That’s by far the hardest thing. It goes with the territory when you pick

a team. There is more written about the snubs than the guys that make it,” said San Francisco’s Bruce Bochy, the NL manager. “The toughest positions to pick are on the pitching side. That’s a tough position because there are a lot of guys who’ve had a really good half, both starters and relievers. Maybe outfield is tough, too.” Several big names were on their way to this All-Star game before injuries derailed them: Troy Tulowitzki, Ryan Braun, Clay Buchholz. Bryce Harper could fall into that category, although he wasn’t far behind in fan balloting for a starting outfield spot. For the first time in eight years, Derek Jeter won’t be an All-Star. He’s been sidelined all season after ankle surgery. Yankees teammate Alex Rodriguez (hip) is out, too, but Mariano Rivera figures to make one last appearance. Other stars are likely to be absent because of disappointing seasons: David Price, Albert Pujols and Matt Kemp, to name a few. But that makes room for impressive newcomers such as Chris Davis, Domonic Brown and Paul Goldschmidt. As for Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ rookie sensation, the uproar over whether he should be included after only one spectacular month in the majors is nothing new. The same thing happened with Stephen Strasburg three years ago and then Harper last season – although the Washington Nationals’ outfielder had at least had two months under his belt after getting called up in late April. Harper got in, Strasburg was left out. And both times, the sun came up the next day. Strasburg pitched his way onto the 2012 team, and that’s how it should happen. Puig is extremely exciting to watch and has all the makings of a perennial All-Star, but let him earn his trip with a legitimate body of work. Otherwise, he’s taking someone else’s place. For what it’s worth, here’s a prediction: Puig winds up on the Internet ballot for the final NL roster spot and gets voted in by fans. And you know what? That’d be just fine. The league that wins gets home-field advantage in the World Series again, which has helped the NL secure three straight championships.

LONDON – For 368 points, for five sets, for a record 4 hours, 43 minutes – most quite marvelous, all with a berth in the Wimbledon final at stake – Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro put on a memorable show. Their baseline exchanges were lengthy and intense, accompanied by loud grunts of exertion and exhaustion, punctuated by the thud of racket string against tennis ball. In the end, as he almost always does lately, Djokovic displayed the stamina and fortitude to win a long-as-can-be match, edging del Potro, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-3, on Friday to close in on a second Wimbledon championship and seventh Grand Slam title overall. “Unbelievable to watch,” del Potro said. “Draining,” said Djokovic, who has won 10 of his past 12 five-setters. “One of the most exciting matches I’ve ever played in my life.” Folks around here felt just as euphoric about Friday’s second semifinal, even if it was far less competitive or compelling. Britain has waited 77 years for one of its own to claim the men’s trophy at Wimbledon, and for the second straight year, Andy Murray is one victory away. He came back from a set down, then a break down in the third, and got past 24th-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3, in a match that concluded with Centre Court’s retractable roof shut.

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Novak Djokovic reacts after defeating Juan Martin del Potro in their semifinal match Friday at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.

Friday at Wimbledon A look at Wimbledon on Friday: Weather: Mostly sunny. High of 79 degrees. Men’s semifinals results: No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat No. 8 Juan Martin del Potro, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-3; No. 2 Andy Murray beat No. 24 Jerzy Janowicz, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. Stat of the day: 4 hours, 43 minutes – Length of the Djokovic-del Potro semifinal, the longest semifinal in Wimbledon history. Quote of the day: “I don’t know if the rest of the players can play like us today.” – del Potro on the high level of play in his marathon loss to Djokovic. Women’s final today: No. 15 Marion Bartoli vs. No. 23 Sabine Lisicki Saturday’s forecast: Partly cloudy. High of 81 degrees. Men’s final Sunday: No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 2 Andy Murray “I was very relieved after the semis last year, whereas this year ... I was a bit happier,” said Murray, who lost to seven-time champion Roger Federer in the 2012 final. “I’ll be probably in a better place mentally. I would hope so, just because I’ve been there before.” On Sunday, the top-ranked Djokovic faces No. 2 Murray, the third time in the past four

Grand Slam tournaments they will meet in the final. The exception was last month’s French Open, which Murray skipped because of a bad back. In September, Murray defeated Djokovic in five sets at the U.S. Open to earn the first major title anywhere for a British man since Fred Perry at that tournament in 1936 – months after Perry’s historic win at Wimbledon. In Janu-

ary, Djokovic beat Murray at the Australian Open. Now they’ll settle things at the All England Club. Born a week apart in May 1987, and with similar styles that rely on terrific returning and successful defense at the baseline, they are creating a growing rivalry, one that someday could belong alongside Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal and Nadal vs. Federer. Federer, Nadal and Djokovic divvied up 31 of the past 33 Grand Slam titles. The exceptions were at Flushing Meadows, for Murray in 2012, and del Potro in 2009. On Friday, with the temperature in the 70s and the court bathed in sunlight, Djokovic and del Potro produced a contest worthy of two major champions – the longest semifinal, by time, in Wimbledon history. Theirs also was the first Wimbledon semifinal in the 45-year Open era between two men who hadn’t dropped a set in the tournament.

WIMBLEDON: WOMEN

Allergic Lisicki awaits Bartoli, grass By CHRIS LEHOURITES The Associated Press LONDON – Sabine Lisicki is allergic to Wimbledon, sort of. Not the town in southwest London, and not the All England Club. But she does have hay fever, making her hypersensitive to the very grass for which the tournament is so famous. That affliction, of course, won’t stop her from playing in the Wimbledon final today, when either she or Marion Bartoli will end up with a first Grand Slam title. “I learned how to cope with that,” Lisicki said Friday. “In the beginning, the first time I was here, which was, what, five years ago, I really was struggling with the allergies. But by now I know what to do, what to take, to calm those allergies down. I’m on medication.” She also knows what to do on the tennis court when she steps onto the finely manicured lawn on Centre Court. On Thursday, the 23rdseeded German rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the third set to beat Agnieszka Radwanska and reach her first major

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Sabine Lisicki returns a shot to Agnieszka Radwanska during their semifinal match Thursday at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. Lisicki will square off against Marion Bartoli in the championship match today. final. She did the same thing in the fourth round, when she eliminated defending champion Serena Williams. “I had a lot of challenges on my way to the finals with players being aggressive, players who were very solid, moving very well,” Lisicki said. “So it will be another challenge.” Saturday’s match will be only the second time in the 45year Open era that two women who have never won a Grand Slam trophy will play for the

championship at the All England Club. And it’s difficult to say who has the edge. Bartoli has been in this position before, reaching the 2007 Wimbledon final before losing to Venus Williams. And she hasn’t lost a set so far this year, winning all six of her matches in straight sets. But Lisicki is 3-1 against Bartoli, including a win at Wimbledon two years ago when the 23-year-old German reached the semifinals.

“A final of a Grand Slam is always a matter of details. Maybe a point here, a point there will make the difference,” said Bartoli, now 28 and much more experienced than the last time she made it this far. “Maybe someone who is a bit more gutsy than the other player, someone who is having a better day than the others. “Sabine is definitely serving faster than me, especially on the first serve,” Bartoli added. “I might take the ball a bit earlier. But obviously we both have the same thing, playing fairly flat and from the baseline and trying to hit some winners.” Lisicki’s power game is something to note. Her hard serves have earned her the nickname “Boom Boom Bine,” a moniker she shares with another German tennis great, three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker. On Friday, “Boom Boom Bine” took a moment to seek out some advice from “Boom Boom Becker.” “I asked him a couple of questions, how it was for him,” Lisicki said. “He won the first final he was in, so that’s pretty good.”

IHSA to form a committee to explore ‘success factor’ system proposal committee. In Indiana, where secContinued from page B1 tionals take place before regionals, schools earn one There are other states that point for a sectional title, two have similar systems. Could points for a regional chamthe same system soon be com- pionship, three for a state ing to Illinois? It’s possible. title game appearance and Washington High School four for a state championSuperintendent Jim Dunnan ship. The maximum amount presented a proposal to the of points a school can earn IHSA, which will form a comin one season is four. The IHmittee to study it. IHSA assis- SAA also uses a regional and tant executive director Matt sectional system for football, Troha said Dunnan’s preso the same rules apply for sentation centered around a that sport. point system in which schools If a school accumulates six earned postseason success points over a two-year span, over a three-year span. Troha it’s moved up in class. said the IHSA will wait until Soon, Illinois could poslate summer or fall to form the sibly see a system similar

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to that of the state’s eastern neighbor. Of course, Illinois already has the multiplier for private and nonboundaried schools, someting Indiana didn’t have, and two years ago, the IHSA instituted a system where private school programs that weren’t having success didn’t have to be subject to the multiplier. With that in place, Sycamore athletic director Chauncey Carrick doesn’t see the need for change. “It’s kind of a catch-22. You have the Aurora Christians of the world, Montini, whoever else. Then you have other schools that are private and not having great success,”

Carrick said. “I think the system that’s in place right now is pretty good. Obviously, Montini’s been a thorn in our side in several sports; it’s not going to change. I like the attitude our kids have taken. If we’re going to be the best, we’ve got to find a way to beat them.” Spartans football coach Joe Ryan’s team suffered a heartbreaking 24-22 loss to the Broncos in the Class 5A second round in November, and also was on the wrong end of playoff losses to Montini in 2007, 2009 and 2010. Montini is a school that certainly could be moved up in a tradition or success factor

system (which would need a different kind of points system than other sports). He still doesn’t want to see any more changes. “You never think it’s fair when you lose; certainly we’d like to have it a little bit different,” Ryan said. “I don’t think [a success factor system] is the way to do it.” A success factor system wouldn’t only include private schools, and would affect other sports. Take softball for example. Glenbard South would be moved up to Class 4A after winning the past two 3A championships, while Marengo would be a 4A school as well with a 3A title in 2011

and being a runner-up last season. Class 4A already is tough enough as it is. If Marengo were up a class, the Indians certainly would be another potential roadblock in DeKalb’s road to postseason success. “It would definitely get a lot tougher the whole way to the championship,” Barbs softball coach Jeff Davis said. “The regional would be tough; the sectional would be tougher.” There’s no way to make everybody happy. A success factor could help resolve some issues. Or just create more.


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Stevens, 36, was Ainge’s 1st choice “First of all, the Boston Celtics, like, wow – that is an incredible feelWALTHAM, Mass. – Brad Stevens ing,” Stevens said about last week’s says he had no desire to leave Butler phone call from Ainge. “It’s an incredible honor and it’s certainly flat– until the Celtics called. Seventeen championships. Bill tering.” Stevens received a six-year deal Russell. Red Auerbach. It was all too much for the 36-year-old Stevens to worth a reported $22 million and became the youngest head coach in the resist. Boston introduced its 17th coach at NBA. “My first phone call was to Brad a news conference Friday at the team’s AP photo practice facility, and president of bas- Stevens. Brad was my first choice,” New Celtics coach Brad Stevens smiles ketball operations Danny Ainge said Ainge said. “I have watched and during his introductory news conference Stevens was his first choice to replace admired his poise, his intelligence, Friday at the team’s training facility in Doc Rivers. Boston received a first- his teams – their effort, their execuWaltham, Mass. Stevens twice led Butler round draft pick from the Los Angeles tion under pressure, and I’ve always to the NCAA title game. He replaces Doc Clippers for the rights to Rivers last looked at him the last few years as Rivers, who was traded to the Clippers. week, and then Ainge called Stevens. a guy who was a great candidate to

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be a head coach – never really thinking that it was going to be this soon in Celtic history, but he’s a guy that I have targeted for a long time as a potential great coach.” Under a veil of secrecy, a Celtics’ contingent visited Stevens’ home Wednesday and finalized the contract, with the coach’s wife/agent, Tracy. “I’m the only coach in the country that pays 100 percent of his salary to his agent,” said Stevens, who left a deal with Butler set to run through 2022 for this “awesome opportunity.” “I am absolutely humbled to be sitting in this room and looking around at the (17 championship) banners

that hang,” he said. “I’m in awe of the Boston Celtics and the Boston Celtics organization and what has been accomplished by the players.” Butler made it to the NCAA championship game twice with Stevens leading the way. Becoming a mid-major powerhouse helped Butler land a lucrative spot in the new Big East basketball conference. Stevens said it was hard to leave that behind, but he now looks toward helping the Celtics start a rebuilding process that officially started with Rivers going to the Clippers. The next step comes next week when Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett officially are traded to the Brooklyn Nets.

PGA TOUR: GREENBRIER CLASSIC

Every takes lead Mickelson misses the cut By JOHN RABY The Associated Press

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Kyle Busch stands by his car in the garage Friday after qualifying for the pole position for today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

NASCAR SPRINT CUP: COKE ZERO 400, 6:30 P.M. TODAY, TNT

JGR sweeps front row Busch wins pole for 3rd time this year By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth had two of the strongest cars in the season-opening Daytona 500 but had nothing to show for it after a pair of engine failures. The Joe Gibbs Racing duo is determined not to let that happen tonight in their return to Daytona International Speedway. Busch and Kenseth swept the front row in Friday qualifying, with Busch turning a lap at 193.723 mph to win the pole. Kenseth was second at 193.299. It’s Busch’s third pole of

the season, 13th of his career, but first ever for a restrictor plate race. “I’ve not had many opportunities for me to win poles at restrictor plate races, so I’ve got to thank the team, all the guys at Joe Gibbs Racing that did such a good job building a slick race car,” Busch said. “It’s a team effort coming to these places and having great race cars. I’m really excited to be starting up front, especially with my teammate Matt Kenseth on the front row with us.” Kenseth led 86 laps at Daytona in February and was out front with teammates Busch and Denny Hamlin right behind him when his engine failed. Two laps later, Busch was headed to the garage with his own race-ending failure. “We were lined up 1-2-3 when I broke and Kyle broke shortly after that,” Kenseth said. “Our plate stuff has been

really fast this year. Qualifying doesn’t always mean a lot at a superspeedway, but it’s nice to start up front. Hopefully, we can keep it up and stay in front of any potential trouble.” Clint Bowyer qualified second and Michael Waltrip Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. was fifth as Toyota drivers took four of the first five spots. MWR team co-owner Michael Waltrip was seventh. It was a strong showing for the Toyota drivers, who have battled various engine woes all season as manufacturer Toyota Racing Development has struggled to find the right balance of speed and durability. Kenseth was pleased with the showing. “They are always looking to get more power and you are always trying to get better reliability,” Kenseth said. “A huge part of our success all year has obviously been our engines

and TRD. They are a very important piece not only to our success at Joe Gibbs Racing but also Michael Waltrip Racing.” Bowyer then interrupted Kenseth. “It’s not really fair. Yours was better than mine,” Bowyer said of being outqualified by the JGR duo. Kasey Kahne prevented a Toyota sweep by wedging his Chevrolet in at fourth. He’s had terrible results at plate tracks this year because he was wrecked in the Daytona 500 and at Talladega by Busch. Tonight, Kahne will start in the row behind Busch. But Busch wasn’t expecting intentional payback. “That’s a real legitimate question?” Busch said when asked if he was concerned about Kahne. “I think we know that Kasey is a lot better than that. No, it doesn’t have any worry or concern on me.”

Alvarez describes chances to play with Messi ‘comical’ • SOCCER Continued from page B1 His phone rang. On the other line was his old college coach, Tim Lenahan, who had been tabbed to be an assistant coach for one of the squads in the Messi charity game. It turned out that Messi & Friends needed a few extra players to fill out the rosters. The gist of the conversation went something like this: Lenahan: Are you free? Alvarez: Are you kidding? Since then, Alvarez has started his mornings with training runs before heading to work. He wants to be as ready as possible for his oncein-a-lifetime opportunity. At the same time, Alvarez is not stressed about playing alongside Messi, 26, who already is a four-time FIFA Ballon d’Or award winner as the world’s best player.

Alvarez is smiling. He’s laughing. He’s marveling at life’s wild surprises. Wouldn’t you be? “It’s comical that I’m going to step on the same field as Messi,” Alvarez said with a chuckle. “Only in America do you walk out of the office as a branch manager on a Friday, and you lace up your boots and you play with Messi on a Saturday.” Alvarez played coy as he brought up the subject with his father, Enrique, an avid soccer fan who lives in Yorkville. The gist of the conversation went something like this: Son: Did you hear about the game with Messi at Soldier Field? Do you want to go? Dad: Nah. Son: You should go. Dad: Nah. Son: What if I told you I was playing? “I thought he was joking,”

Enrique Alvarez said. “I said, ‘You’ve got to be kidding.’ ” He wasn’t. “We’re still in shock,” Enrique Alvarez said. For Alvarez to play in the star-studded game would be a big deal regardless, but especially because his family is from Argentina. They moved here in 1991. Messi, of course, is from Argentina. You should see him again in the World Cup and the Olympics as he pursues more milestones in his already remarkable career. As for today, Enrique and Miriam Alvarez will be at Soldier Field to see their son. Other relatives will watch elsewhere. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN starting at 5:55 p.m. It would be wrong for Alvarez’s parents to say that today’s game will make them proud of their son. They already are proud of him. They

have been proud of him for a long time. “We’re happy for him,” Enrique Alvarez said. Gerardo Alvarez is happy, too. He has tried to explain the significance of today’s opportunity to nonsoccer fans who might be unfamiliar with Messi. “Take whatever sport is your favorite sport,” Alvarez said. “Or take your icon, your idol, growing up. And try and picture getting a phone call and asking you to go on the field and play with this person in his prime.” Alvarez laughs again. He jokes that he hopes to sign with a European team after this. “I think the only thing that can top this is meeting the pope,” Alvarez said. Ah, yes. Pope Francis. He’s from Argentina, too. Who knows? Maybe he’ll call next week.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – The first page of the Greenbrier Classic leaderboard is filled with golfers who’ll get to do something they’re unaccustomed to lately: Playing on the weekend. Matt Every shot an 8-under-par 62 on Friday for a one-stroke lead over five other players midway through the Greenbrier Classic. Matt Every Every needed only 26 putts during his best round of the year and is at 9 under for the tournament on the Old White TPC course. He missed four putts inside 12 feet that could have made his bogey-free second round even more special. “I played really well tee to green, finally made some putts,” Every said. “I haven’t made anything all year and it just finally happened today. Been waiting for it.”

Every has been in this position before, leading after the first round of the 2012 Texas Open and tying for the thirdround lead at the 2012 Sony Open, yet the 29-year-old still is looking for his first PGA Tour victory. “I know I can win out here,” he said. One stroke behind him at 8 under are Russell Henley (65), Bill Lunde (66), Daniel Summerhays (67), Steven Bowditch (67) and first-round co-leader Johnson Wagner (70). Four others are two shots behind at 7 under. Ben Curtis and Greg Owen each shot 66, Jonas Blixt had a 67 and firstround co-leader Tommy Gainey a 71. Because 81 players made the cut Friday at 1 under, there will be a 54-hole cut to get to the top 70 scores, plus ties. Phil Mickelson is already assured of getting the weekend off. He shot 68 on Friday and finished at 2 over. It marked the first time in his career that Mickelson missed three consecutive cuts at one tournament. Mickelson blamed his lackluster showings at the Greenbrier Classic on estimating distances with his iron shots.

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Phil Mickelson walks off the ninth green after finishing the second round of the Greenbrier Classic on Friday in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Mickelson ended the round at 2-over par and missed the cut.

TOUR DE FRANCE

Now race gets serious By JEROME PUGMIRE The Associated Press ALBI, France – When they sit down late this afternoon for the ritual they call the “apero” – meaning nibbles and alcoholic drinks – the French still won’t know who is going to win their beloved Tour de France this year. They, however, might have a much clearer idea of who won’t win it. Riders who Chris Froome don’t have the legs to carry them to victory in Paris, who have been bluffing and pretending to be strong in the first third of the 2,115-mile Tour, could be cruelly exposed today when the race sharply gains altitude in the Pyrenees mountains where France and Spain meet. Although the two climbs on the menu aren’t the most brutal of this 100th Tour, they still are tough enough to make all but the strongest riders struggle. Just how decisive the ascents prove will depend on how aggressive, ambitious and confident the strongest climbers are feeling. If they

want to test overall race favorites Chris Froome and Alberto Contador, or if those two want to test each other, then Stage 8 offers the first real opportunity for them to do so. “It depends if people want to hold their cards close to their chests or if they want to come out swinging,” American rider Tejay van Garderen said. “I expect for them to come out swinging, so there should probably be some big gaps.” Almost certainly, Daryl Impey’s second day in the race leader’s yellow jersey today will be his last, at least this year. The first South African to wear that prized shirt doesn’t have the uphill bursts of speed to stay with Froome, Contador and other contenders for overall victory should they go at each other like hammer and tongs up to the Col de Pailheres, immediately followed by a slightly less arduous ascent to the Ax 3 Domaines ski station. Impey is convinced Froome will be wearing yellow in Paris on July 21. “The climbing ability he’s shown, he’s definitely nearly in a league of his own. He’s obviously a different climber to Contador, but I think Chris is going to be hard to beat.”


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he DeKalb County University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners’ annual Gardenwalk and Plant Sale will be held July 13. Eight unique gardens have been chosen for this year’s event. The big plant sale will include a Garden Boutique and a Master Gardener Helpdesk. The featured gardens are all in the DeKalb-Sycamore-Genoa area. They are the gardens of Eileen Herrick of Genoa, Diane and Ron Musilek of DeKalb, Donna and John Larson of Sycamore, Al and Sandy Roloff of Sycamore, Ginny Stokes of Cortland, Tom and Karen Matya of DeKalb, Hallgren Park in DeKalb, and Kishwaukee College in Malta. Tickets for the Gardenwalk cost $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the event. Admittance to the plant sale is free. The plant sale will be held at the DeKalb County Center for Agriculture (farm bureau building), 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore. Tickets are available at the University of Illinois Extension Office, Blumen Gardens, DeKalb Florist, and the Garden Market in Sycamore. Proceeds go to support University of Illinois Extension programs. For more information, call the Extension office at 815-758-8194. Following is a brief description of each garden on the walk.

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The Master Gardeners of the DeKalb County have maintained a garden in Hallgren Park since 1999. In 2005, they proposed to the park district that they expand the garden to half of the park area, and add a pergola and other structural elements to make the park more appealing to res-

If you go What: DeKalb County University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners’ annual Gardenwalk and Plant Sale When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13 Where: DeKalb, Sycamore, Cortland, Genoa, Malta. Free plant sale held at DeKalb County Center for Agriculture, 1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 on day of the event Tickets: Available at University of Illinois Extension Office, Blumen Gardens and Garden Market in Sycamore and DeKalb Florist Information: 815-758-8194 idents of the area. The proposal was accepted, and today the park has the pergola, a gazebo, several benches, paths covered by wood chips, shrubs including evergreens to add all-season interest, flower beds, and a rose garden. The Master Gardener group designed all of this and maintains it. The park district has since added play equipment for children. In the early days, children’s story time was held in the park. It is still a beautiful and tranquil place to visit, although surrounded by the town of DeKalb.

Stokes garden Ginny Stokes of Cortland has been gardening for 35 or 40 years, and was in the landscape industry for 25 of those years. Her present garden began in 1992. She considers herself a designer and a plant collector, and while many of her plants were castoffs, not good enough to sell or things customers didn’t want, others were sought out specifically to enhance certain spots.

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FAMILY TIME | Protect pets, home from fleas and ticks

Tip of the week Fleas and ticks are on every pet owner’s radar when warm weather flourishes. This is the season when both pets and people are itching to get outside, but without proper protection, four-legged friends can end up itching even more. However, if fleas and ticks take hold, and an infestation starts, this seasonal concern can turn into a year-round headache. That’s why

many veterinarians advocate parasite prevention all year long. Taking precautionary measures will protect your pet from much more than a few bites. Ticks and fleas can spread a range of ailments and diseases – from Lyme disease and tapeworm, to flea-bite anemia. While several are downright uncomfortable, some can be very severe for your pet, and even you. Fleas and ticks are so tiny that, if they get into your home they can easily hide in carpet, furniture, and other nooks and crannies. In the warm environment of your home, they can survive year round, no matter where you live, leaving you and your pets exposed to irritation and disease. “Protecting your pet from these pests is as good as protecting your home,” says veterinarian Dr. Liz Hanson of the Corona del Mar Animal Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif. “When you have

a healthy pet, it’s more likely that you’ll have a healthy household. Luckily, setting a protective barrier against fleas and ticks is quick and simple.” Follow these tips from Hanson to ensure that your pets are effectively shielded from fleas, ticks and other pests: • Don’t assume that you have to spend a lot of money. If you’re weighing the costs of medication versus infestation, look for lower-cost options that are still highly effective. • Choose what’s right for your pet. Cats and dogs have different tolerances, so choose a medication that is appropriate for the species and size of your pet. • Apply medication properly. Topical flea and tick treatment should be applied directly on the skin in one or several spots along the top of the neck or back, and in areas your pet cannot reach by mouth. Be sure your dog or

cat is completely dry before applying and do not bathe for several days after the application. – Brandpoint

Family movie night “The Kings of Summer” Rated: R Length: 93 minutes Synopsis: Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. Violence/scary rating: 3 Sexual-content rating: 3 Profanity rating: 4 Drugs/alcohol rating: 3.5 Family Time rating: 3.5. Definitely not a movie for youngsters; older teens would likely be OK with it. (Ratings are judged on a five-point scale, with 5 being “bad for kids” and 1 being “fine for kids.”)

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Book report “Count the Monkeys,” by Mac Barnett (author) and Kevin Cornell (illustrator) Ages: 3 to 6 Pages: 32 Synopsis: Kids will giggle as they count all the animals that have frightened the monkeys off the pages. Full of fun reader interactions and keeps readers guessing until the very last page! Matching Mac Barnett’s brilliant wit are Kevin Cornell’s luminous illustrations, which will have young readers begging to count the monkeys all over again. – Disney-Hyperion

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Phyllis M. Breese of DeKalb will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. July 21 at the Southmoor Estates Clubhouse, 1032 S. Seventh St. in DeKalb. Breese was born July 18, 1923. She was married to the late Russel “Breezy” Breese. She has four children, the late Ron Breese Sr., Sue (Bob Myers) Breese of DeKalb, Chuck Breese of DeKalb and Marie (Mike) Huey of Cape Coral, Fla. Cards are appreciated; the family asks that guests omit gifts.

Michael and Sally Smoltich of DeKalb announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Smoltich, to Garin Harcar of Grand Ridge. Garin is the son of the late Tony Harcar and Lynn Tidaback of Grand Ridge. Laura is a 2009 graduate of Eastern Illinois University. She works as an art director for Martinez Creative Group in St. Charles. Garin is a 2010 graduate of Illinois State University. He works as a territory manager for US Foods in Sycamore. The couple is planning a June 28, 2014, wedding at St. Mary Catholic Church in DeKalb.

Vince and Jerilyn Faivre of DeKalb announce the engagement of their daughter, Anne Faivre, to Benjamin Busser, son of Karen Busser and the late Paul Busser Jr. of Byron. Anne is a 2005 graduate of DeKalb High School and received both a Bachelor of Art and a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Northern Illinois University. Benjamin is a 2005 graduate of Byron High School and works at the Nuclear Power Plant in the Mechanical Maintenance Department. Ben and Anne met at NIU in the fall of 2005. Anne was an NIU cheerleader and Ben was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Ben proposed to Anne while on a walk around the NIU lagoon in June 2012. They have decided to dedicate their wedding colors to where they met by using red, black and white. The couple is planning a Sept. 7, 2013, wedding at First Lutheran Church in DeKalb. The reception will be held at St. Mary’s Memorial Hall in Sycamore.

50th anniversary Edward and Barbara Watne of Hinckley will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house hosted by their family from 4 to 8 p.m. July 13 at the Hinckley Community Building. Edward (Toby) and Barbara Watne were married July 20, 1963, at Bethesda Covenant Church in Rockford. They have lived their entire married lives in Hinckley. Before retiring, Toby was a carpenter and Barb was the speech-language pathologist for the Hinckley-Big Rock School District. They love traveling in their motorhome throughout the United States and have visited all 50 states in their travels. The couple has three children and eight grandchildren: Jennifer (and the late Karl) Klambauer and children Alexandra, Melissa and Andrew; Stephanie (Watne) Shrader and children Brandon, Jacob, Monica and Josie; and Steve and daughter Brittany.

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The DeKalb PetSmart will host a Rover Rescue Adoption Event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at which families can meet some of the more than 73 adoptable dogs currently available. Rover Rescue volunteers also will be on-hand to discuss both the dogs as well as the Rover Rescue volunteer opportunities available in DeKalb County. Rover Rescue is a nonprofit, all-volunteer canine rescue group that works with shelters throughout the Midwest to rescue dogs that will be otherwise euthanized due to shelter capacity limitations. The dogs are vetted, spayed/neutered, then placed in volunteer foster homes until a qualified adoptive home can be found. To adopt a dog from Rover Rescue, applicants must complete an interview and application process that includes meeting both the general qualifications of Rover Rescue and the dog-specific qualifications determined by the dog’s foster volunteer. If the application is approved, there is a $200 adoption fee. Future Rover Rescue Adoption Events will take place at the DeKalb PetSmart from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3, Aug. 24, Sept. 14, Oct. 5, Oct. 26, Nov. 16, Dec. 7 and Dec. 28. The DeKalb PetSmart is located at 2512 Sycamore Road in DeKalb. Visit www.roverrescue.org for more information on volunteering.

Elburn Seniors planning casino trips Elburn Seniors are planning three casino trips. Anyone older than 21 is welcome to attend. On July 16, the group will travel to Diamond Joe Casino in Dubuque, Iowa. The cost is $39 and includes a free lunch and $10 of free play. On Aug. 13, the group will travel to Jumers Casino in Rock Island. The cost is $38 and includes a free lunch and $5 of free play. On Sept. 17, the group will travel to Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Mich. The cost is $38 and includes $10 toward lunch and $15 of free play. The bus will leave Elburn Jewel-Osco at 8 a.m. and return around 6 p.m. Attendees will not be placed on the roster until their check is received. For reservations, call Marge at 630-466-9066.

Grannie’s Boutique offers items Lamphere-Frazer Mr. and Mrs. Dave Lamphere of DeKalb and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Frazer of Caledonia announce the engagement of Nicole Lamphere and Zachary Frazer. The bride-to-be graduated from DeKalb High School and Northern Illinois University. Her fiance graduated from Belvidere High School, Cornell University and received his teaching certificate from Northern Illinois University. Nicole is employed as a teacher at Jefferson High School in Rockford and Zachary is employed as a teacher at Auburn High School in Rockford. The couple is planning a July 19, 2013, wedding in Aurora.

50th anniversary Roger and Irene Klein will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from noon to 3 p.m. July 14 at Pioneer Park on Route 30 in Hinckley. The couple requests that guests omit gifts.

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Becky Kozlowski of Sycamore and Eric Griffiths of DeKalb announce the birth of a daughter, Braelynn Jean Griffiths, born June 23, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents are Barry and Jana Kozlowski of Sycamore and Barbara Griffiths of Glendale. Great-grandparents are Ron and Elsie Voltce of Waterman and Bob and Karla Standard of Genoa. Great-great-grandmother is Delma Kozlowski of DeKalb.

Tyler Melville and Stephanie Lietzow of Sycamore announce the birth of a daughter, Sofia Marie Melville, born June 13, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb. She weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces. Grandparents are Brenda and Rick Lietzow and Lori and Patrick Melville, all of Sycamore. Great-grandparents are Alfred and Jean Nelson of Compton and Craig and Nancy Wiedemann of Marana, Ariz.

Are you in the market for a gift or some seasonal or household items? Do you like handmade items such as afghans, baby blankets or kitchen towels? Do you like to shop locally while supporting a good cause? Grannie’s Boutique might be the perfect place to go. The boutique, part of Fox Valley Older Adult Services, located in the Fox Valley Community Center in Sandwich, was the idea of the ladies craft group to provide an outlet for some of their handcrafted items and to offer a selection of gift and household items. The shop offers new items, as well as donated gently used ones. Grannie’s Boutique accepts gently used seasonal items, household items and jewelry. All proceeds go toward programs and services for seniors in DeKalb, Kane, Kendall and LaSalle Counties. Located at 1406 Suydam Road in Sandwich, Grannie’s Boutique is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. To find out more about FVOAS, call Susan Thanepohn at 815-786-9404.

Corn Fest seeks volunteers The DeKalb Corn Fest Committee is looking for residents to help volunteer with mulitple shifts during Corn Fest on Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1. Shifts from 2 to 4 hours are available. For more information or available volunteer areas, contact Stacie at 815-748-2676.


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Galena to host first Food & Wine Festival A walk down through downtown Galena feels like time has stood still. The quaint buildings, old fashioned candy stores and retro street lights build a beautiful sense of nostalgia. Nestled amidst the scenery that inspires a thriving community of artists, however, is a collection of restaurants and chefs that are fully skilled to deliver the finest cuisine in a picturesque setting. This fall, the inaugural Galena Food & Wine Festival will combine the culinary skills the talented chefs have

UNCORKED James Nokes honed and a collection of fine wines.

Winemaker spotlight Wine Lovers Weekend and the Taste of Galena are so successful, committee members from each decided to collaborate on a new event. The result is the Galena Food and Wine Festival. “We are excited to be working with the Wine Lov-

ers’ Weekend Committee to launch this new event,” ARC Taste of Galena spokeswoman Sarah Peterson said. “It won’t replace the ARC Taste of Galena we hold in February, but rather it will be a nice compliment featuring 12 area restaurants.” Tim Althaus, the president of event sponsor Family Beer and Liquor, will select more than 150 wines for the event. Althaus also compiles the wine list for the Grand Tastings at Wine Lover’s Weekend and I trust he will again compile a diverse selection of fine wines.

With the amazing smoked barbecue meats of Chef Ivo’s Place and classic Italian fare from Fried Green Tomatoes amongst the restaurants participating, the culinary offerings at the Galena Food & Wine Festival should be as stunning as the wines. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Galena Arts and Recreation Center, which serves as a local community center that hosts programs for artists, children, families and seniors. Live music, a silent auction and raffle also will be part of

KC offers GED, ESL classes Kishwaukee College will offer free GED preparation and basic skills improvement classes this summer. Finish your GED before the test changes in January 2014. The following requirements must be met prior to starting classes: • Students must live within the Kishwaukee College District at least 30 days prior to starting classes. • Students age 16 to 17 must provide a letter of separation from their high school upon entering class. Register for these free classes at the locations listed below during class, or register at the college. The classroom capacity at each location may limit the availability of enrollment openings. • First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St., DeKalb, 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, July 8 through Aug. 5. (Use Third Street main entrance.) • Sycamore High School, 55 Spartan Trail, Sycamore, 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9 through Aug. 6. (Park in back along baseball field; entrance: W2/ Room: T-167.) • Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, 9 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9 through Aug. 6. (Use rear entrance.) • Rochelle United Methodist Church, 709 Fourth Ave., Rochelle,

5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9 through Aug. 6. Enroll July 8 through July 12. (Enter through Hicks Hall.) Also availble are GED classes with a special focus; GED en Español • Conexión Comunidad, 637 N. 11th St., DeKalb, Lunes y Miércoles, 6 to 8:15 p.m. Julio 8 – Agusto 5. Pueda registrarse solo Miércoles. (Se habla español 815-825-2086, ext. 3130.) Young Adult GED Class (ages 16 to 21) • Kishwaukee College, 21193 Malta Road, Malta, Room A-220, 9 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, July 8 through Aug. 5. (Use South Parking Lot A. Enter through Conference Center.) Also offered are English as a Second Language classes from July 8 through Aug. 6. Register for these free classes at the locations listed below during class, or register at the college. • Conexión Comunidad, 637 N. 11th St., DeKalb, 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9 through Aug. 6. Enroll July 8 to 12. (Use front or side entrance.) • Westminster Presbyterian, 830 Annie Glidden, DeKalb, 9 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, July 8 to Aug. 5 and noon to 2:15 p.m. July 8 through Aug. 5. Enroll July 8 to 12. (Use rear entrance.) • Rochelle United Methodist Church, 709 Fourth Ave., Rochelle,

5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9 through Aug. 6. Enroll July 9 to Aug. 6. (Enter through Hicks Hall.) Advance English classes also are available at Kishwaukee College, 21193 Malta Road, Malta, July 8 through Aug. 6. • 9 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Room A-221. Enroll July 8 to 12. • 9 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Room A-244. Enroll July 8 to 12. • 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Room A-217. Enroll during any class. (Use South Parking Lot A. Enter through Conference Center.) Limited childcare may be available for ages 0 to 10 based on location and sufficient enrollment by July 12. For a volunteer tutor, call Pat Olson at 815835-2086, ext. 3200. It is the policy of Kishwaukee College to provide reasonable accommodations for students having disabilities so that they may equally participate in classroom activities. For information, contact Kate Storey at 815-825-2086, ext. 3190, or kate. storey@kishwaukeecollege.edu. For information, visit www. kishwaukeecollege.edu/go/adult_ed/ or call the Adult Education Department at 815-825-2086, ext. 3180 (Room C-1210). Se habla español, 815-825-2086, ext. 3130.

the event. “There is no park district in Galena, but there is the A.R.C., which has day care, preschool, fitness programs and other events for all members of the community,” event spokeswoman Janelle Keeffer said.

Where to go Galena Food & Wine Festival will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Galena Convention Center, 900 Galena Square Drive. Tickets cost $50 and can be purchased online at www.

galenafoodandwinefestival. com. Because Wine Lovers Weekend regularly sells out, and while this is the first installment of the Food & Wine Festival, my advice is to get your tickets early for a chance to experience the collection of epicurean delights.

• James Nokes writes a bi-weekly wine column for the Daily Chronicle. He’s been tasting, touring and collecting in the wine world for several years. Contact him at news@daily-chronicle.com.

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Local volunteer group to travel to Tanzania Volunteers with Tanzania Development Support will travel to Tanzania to work in the remote community of Nyegina, located on Lake Victoria in the northwest corner of the country. They will “pour the floor” for a new library and community resource center that was designed by volunteers from the Chicago chapter of Architecture for Humanity. The library will be constructed on the property of the Nyegina Secondary School

and, because of its strategic physical location at the Nyegina village crossroads, it will be easily accessible to students and faculty of local area schools as well as residents from the surrounding community. The library will bring learning opportunities to a population that presently has very limited access to books, reading materials and computers. The people of the community are highly motivated to learn, but they lack the building and the

materials that enable them to do so. Upon arrival, the TDS volunteers will join students from Northern Illinois University who will already be in Tanzania participating in a study abroad program. Together they will lay the foundation for the first of the three phases of the library construction. The volunteers also will have the option to attend, with the NIU students, seminars with local NGOs working on various aspects of com-

munity development. In addition, travel will include an overnight camping safari in the Serengeti National Park (a World Heritage Site) to view the famous wildebeest migration and see other animals in their native habitat. The volunteer group will include Jeanine Thurmaier, co-founder of Tanzania Development Support, and Mark Biernacki, former DeKalb city manager. Biernacki said he is participating because he wants to stay

involved in community building and the betterment of people’s lives. The group includes volunteers from as far away as Chicago and Wisconsin. Each volunteer has pledged to try to raise at least $1,000 from friends and family to support the library construction. To view the complete list of volunteers and to make financial contributions to support the library project visit www.tdsnfp.org and click on Nyegina Library Build.

Valley West honors volunteers for service Volunteers were recognized at the Valley West Community Hospital Auxiliary’s annual meeting and spring luncheon on May 16. Jana Kingston, volunteer services coordinator, presented several awards for hours donated by volunteers. Valley West volunteers were awarded pins for the hours served. Volunteer Doris Lorenz was recognized for 2,000 hours of service. Volunteers who received a 1,000Hour Pin were Nancy Aschauer, Sue Provided photo Morgan, Carol Niles, Elaine Wiley and Valley West Community Hospital Auxiliary volunteers Elaine Wiley, Sue Morgan, Nancy Aschauer and Wendy Wendy Wrobel. Volunteers who received a Wrobel were recently recognized for 1,000 hours of service. Carol Niles also was recognized but not pictured. 500-Hour Pin were Jane Huber, Cathy Mar-

quett, Hermi San Luis, Joan Triphahn and Susan White. Several volunteers were honored for service hours during 2012. Recognized for 200 to 300 hours were: Marge Beghin, Karol Grandgeorge, Don Lorenz, Doris Lorenz, Lee McKenzie, Doris Miller, Sue Morgan, Karen Oldeen, Diane Pearson, Hermi San Luis, Bonnie Thompson and Betty Warren. The volunteer recognized for 300 to 400 hours was Betty Hargraves. For more information about the auxiliary, call Jana Kingston at 815-786-3704 or visit www.valleywest.org/volunteer.

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Denny Rehn was named the Kirkland Citizen of the Year for 2013.

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The Waterman Lions Club installed new officers June 27. Seated, from left, are Dave Styker, third vice president; Steve Bock, president; and Shawn Blobaum, second vice president and Tail Twister. Standing, from left, are Janelle Stein, director; Jerome Perez, Lions district regional chair; Robert Bend, treasurer; Mark Fenske, director; Leonard Johnson, director; Phil Nielsen, Lion Tamer; and Craig Rice, secretary. Not pictured are Jeff Weber, first vice president, and Richard Smith, director.

Waterman Lions install new officers The Waterman Lions Club installed new officers on June 27. The officers began their terms of office on July 1. Jerome Perez of Sycamore, the Lions district regional chair, attended the meeting to install the officers. New officers are president Steve Bock, first vice-president Jeff Weber, second vice president and Tail Twister Shawn Blo-

baum, third vice-president Dave Styker, treasurer Robert Bend, secretary Craig Rice, director Janelle Stein, director Mark Fenske, director Leonard Johnson, director Richard Smith, and Lion Tamer Phil Nielsen. The club also approved making a $500 donation to assist with roof repairs at the NICE Center food pantry in Lee

and a $853 donation to Indian Creek Middle School to assist with mounting projectors in classrooms. Upcoming club activities are the fishing derby for people with special needs on July 18 at Shabbona Lake State Park and the Waterman Lions Summer Fest and Antique Tractor and Truck Show in Waterman on July 20.

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Denny Rehn was recognized by the Greater Kirkland Area Chamber of Commerce on June 6 as the 2013 Citizen of the Year. This recognition was held in conjunction with the Friends of the Library spring luncheon at the Lutheran Church in Kirkland. More than 125 people attended the luncheon and the ceremony and more than $1,250 was raised for the Kirkland library. Rehn was selected for his service to Kirkland. He has been a member of the Kirk-

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Musilek garden Before Diane and Ron Musilek of DeKalb purchased their current home with 3 1/2 acres of land 10 years ago, that land was used as a horse pasture. The fencing was subsequently removed and Ron installed a par-3 golf hole with tee box, green, bunkers and a pond. Later, their son and his wife were married on the property, so to prepare for the wed-

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Kishwaukee College gardens B.J. Miller is responsible for the gardens in the Horticulture Department of Kishwaukee College. Some of the garden areas have been established for more than 15 years, and some are very recent. Included are a demonstration prairie and several courtyard displays associated with some of the buildings. Between the greenhouses and the building where horticulture classes are held, there is a parklike area with a wide brick walk. This is surrounded by an All-American-Selections display garden for annual flower plants, a trial garden area, and a very new sustainable vegetable garden. The college also is a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. There are several of the latest greatest annual varieties, as well as tried and true favorites both in the ground and in containers. For the convenience of Garden Walk visitors, B.J. has prepared a map of the areas of interest.

Roloff garden Al and Sandy Roloff of Sycamore have been gardening for 50 years, more or less, and since 1995 at their current location. The Roloff gardens, spread over 9 acres in a semi-rural setting, are of two types: raised bed vegetable gardens and re-created diverse native plant communities. The vegetable garden supplies tomatoes, and often jam and pickles, to family and friends, while a quarter-acre vineyard provides primarily wine grape varieties. The native plant communities offer an opportunity to view prairie, wet prairie, sedge meadow, marsh, savanna and wet woodlands.

Herrick garden Although Eileen Herrick of Genoa has been gardening “forever,” she has been developing her current garden for the past seven years. Included on her property are a raised vegetable garden, a shade garden, an herb garden and grasses. Of special note are glass insulators, rock tables and boulders. Among the plants found in Herrick’s garden are Gloriosa Rudbeckia, bee balm, roses, trillium, Solomon’s seal, ferns, violets, hostas, tulips and daffodils, moonflower, hydrangea,

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Teen gets a distant feeling from closest family Dear Abby: I’m 14 and for as long as I can remember, my family has never really been “together.” We exist with each other physically, but have never connected in a loving way. I can’t remember my father ever smiling at my mom or being happy. There seems to be an undercurrent of hostility or resentment in our relationships with each other. The lack of love in our house is palpable. I wonder sometimes what it’s like to eat dinner together at night, and what it’s like to see parents kiss because they love each other – not a stressed, distant, obligated contact. I finally asked my mother, “Why don’t you ever hug me?” Her answer was, “Because I can’t remember the last time you tried to hug ME.” I’m crying as I write this. Why doesn’t my mother understand that kindness is necessary and should not be conditional? – Troubled Girl in Florida Dear Troubled Girl: Your mother may have been raised in a loveless home and not know how to easily demonstrate affection. Or her marriage to your father could be so unhappy that she has shut down. You are a perceptive girl, and it is understandable that you are “troubled.” But the

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips only person who can answer the question you have asked me is your mother, who appears to need to receive kindness and affection before she will be able to give it. Make an effort to hug her more and the situation may improve. How very sad. Dear Abby: I’m a 33-year-old man who has screwed up his marriage. I stupidly had a fling with my wife’s 16-yearold cousin and got in trouble for it. I never lied about it because I knew it was wrong, and I am deeply sorry for it. It happened more than a year ago. I ended up serving time in jail. I love my wife. She is my best friend. We have no kids, just some great dogs and horses. We were very close until I went to jail, and the last day I was in there I got served with divorce papers. I can’t blame her for how she feels. She says she loves me but she’s too hurt to continue. I love her and I’m devastated that I can’t fix this. I have known her for 20 years and she means so much to me. I want to save our marriage, and for the last year I have expressed repeatedly

how sorry I am. Any advice? – Sorry in Tennessee Dear Sorry: Tell your wife (if the divorce isn’t final) that you are willing to do anything to save your marriage, and ask her if she would be willing to go to couple’s counseling with you. Under the circumstances, her feelings are entirely understandable. If there is any love for you left in her heart, counseling may help to get your relationship back on track. However, if she refuses, you will have to accept her decision and go on with your life, having learned a very expensive lesson. Dear Abby: I was bullied from second grade all through school. In junior high the abuse was both emotional and physical, and it happened on a daily basis. My parents’ response was that maybe I was the problem – and if I wasn’t, people would stop picking on me. (That’s a letter for another day.) What would have been my 10-year high school reunion was two weeks ago. Needless to say, I didn’t go. Since the reunion, however, I have received more than 30 messages via Facebook from former classmates. It seems I was the main topic of conversation at the reunion, mainly because everyone apparently wanted to apologize to me.

Abby, I don’t know how to respond to these people. While I don’t doubt the sincerity of their apologies, I truly don’t want to have any contact with them (even on Facebook). At the same time, I don’t want to be rude and just ignore them. So far, I haven’t replied to any of their messages. I want to know if I must, and if so, what I should say? To be honest, I’d like to tell them all to go to hell, but I’m trying to be nice. – Lost For Words Dear Lost For Words: You do not have to say anything to any of these people, and you do not have to be “nice.” Silence sends a strong message, and it is the one I’m recommending. Understand that by apologizing they are trying to make themselves feel better. It’s also possible that maturity has caused them to realize what they did was wrong. However, you are not obligated to accept their apologies if doing so will make you feel worse. Dear Abby: I am a single mother struggling with my 12-year-old daughter. For the last three months she has been withdrawn, uncommunicative, rude, mean and treats me with contempt. We have been in counseling and are going back again, but I can’t ask people to stay with her while I go and recharge my spirit because she’s so rude to them as well.

I need to know, Abby, what do other parents do to make it through this incredibly painful period in the lives of their teenager and themselves? – Single Mom in Canada Dear Single Mom: Any abrupt change in behavior should be regarded as a red flag. Your daughter should be evaluated by her pediatrician to be sure there isn’t an underlying cause. Could she have been molested, be using drugs, pills, alcohol, etc.? Do her friends act this way? Does she HAVE friends? Changes like this don’t usually happen overnight. Was this behavior tolerated when she was smaller? If a child of mine behaved that way, she would be grounded and her cellphone and Internet privileges canceled until she was 30. As to whom you can leave her with while you “recharge,” does this girl have a father, an aunt, a grandparent who can give you respite? That’s how some single parents get a break. But if those resources are not available, you will have to deal with this (with the help of a more effective therapist than the one you were using) until your “problem child” becomes an adult.

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Strength training is important part of overall fitness Dear Dr. K: I exercise regularly, running or playing tennis several times a week. I’d like to add strength training to my routine. Anything I should know before I start? Dear Reader: Strength training should be part of everyone’s exercise routine. I ignored it for years and just did aerobic exercise. Despite substantial aerobic exercise every day, and my resulting cardiovascular fitness, I noticed my muscle bulk slowly shrinking. Strength training increases muscle mass, tones muscles and strengthens bones. It helps you maintain the strength you need for everyday activities – lifting groceries, climbing stairs or

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff rising from a chair. What’s more, it helps prevent or treat a variety of conditions, including osteoporosis, back pain, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Strength-training exercises build muscle by making them strain against an opposing force. Examples include pushing against a wall, lifting a dumbbell or pulling on a resistance band. Try to do strengthening exercises for all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, chest, abdomen, shoulders and

arms) at least twice a week. Start with one set – usually 8 to 12 repetitions of the same movement – per session. Over time, work your way up to two to three sets per session. Here are some more tips to keep your strength training safe and effective: (1) Warm up and cool down for five to 10 minutes. Walking is a fine way to warm up; stretching is an excellent way to cool down. (2) Focus on form, not weight. Align your body correctly and move smoothly through each exercise. Poor form can prompt injuries and slow gains. (3) The first weight you start to lift should be a weight that you can lift eight times

in succession. If you can’t do that, you’ve started with too much weight. (4) Keep challenging your muscles. When it feels too easy, add weight. (5) Concentrate on slow, smooth lifts and equally controlled descents. Take three seconds to lift a weight. Hold it for one second. Then take four seconds to slowly drop the weight. Controlling the downward movement of the weight is as important to building muscle strength as lifting up the weight. (6) Don’t be concerned if you have a little muscle soreness after you start strength training. That’s normal, and it should go away. (7) On the other hand, if

the training causes sudden sharp pain anywhere, don’t try to “push through the pain.” Talk to a physical therapist or trainer; something is wrong, and you could make it worse by pushing too hard. (8) Pay attention to your breathing. Exhale as you work against resistance by lifting, pushing or pulling; inhale as you release. (9) Give your muscles at least 48 hours to recover between strength-training sessions. You can do a lot to protect your health with regular strength training – done right.

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86 Thoreau’s pond 88 Zoo arrival (2 wds.) 92 Traveler’s stop 93 Left Bank chums 94 Eur. nation 95 Safari 96 Big fish 99 Light lunches 102 Look searchingly 103 — — face (grimace) 104 Perfect, at NASA (hyph.) 108 As — — (generally) 109 VIP wheels 110 Polite cough 111 Blot out 112 Court divider 113 Staggers around 115 D’Urberville girl 116 Lab denizen 117 Vocalist — Sumac 118 Bewilder 120 Opposite of sm. 121 Sunshine st. 123 Insect 124 Software buyer 125 “Damn Yankees” vamp 127 Theater cheer 129 Some lamps 131 Culs-de-sac (2 wds.) 135 Pub plusses (2 wds.) 140 Clear 141 Magazine parts 142 Nut cake 143 “— Doone” 144 Juicy steak (hyph.) 145 Video game pioneer 146 Moved little by little 147 Dryden work 148 Hombre’s address 149 No brain surgeon 150 Financial aid criterion 151 Galaxy units

DOWN 1 Peaceful 2 Diva’s tune 3 Part of GI 4 Surface 5 Wireless set 6 Saffron dish 7 Matrix 8 Supermarket amenity 9 Cypress growths 10 Largish amount 11 Waiting... (2 wds.) 12 Variety of onion 13 Smooth the way 14 Bureaus 15 Haciendas 16 Got away from 17 “Space” preceder 18 Hot pot

19 Snakes lack them 21 Artist’s rental 29 Prepared apples 31 Comet — -Bopp 34 “— -Tiki” 36 Deceive 37 Khayyam or Sharif 38 Told, as a tale 41 Yves’ words 43 Russian epic hero 44 Fuel cartel 45 Antique auto 47 Lascivious glance 48 Class ender 49 Wolfed down 50 Much spam 51 Annapolis frosh 52 Like bees and ants 55 Endorse 56 Ceremony 57 Surroundings

58 Sen. — Cranston 60 Hunks’ assets 62 Kitchen meas. 64 Pagoda or lamasery 66 Cake toppers 67 Art class wear 69 Rabbit’s foot 70 “— — Road Runner” 71 Popeye’s sweetie 74 Stockholders, e.g. 75 “Slim Shady” 77 Motor part 78 “The Greatest” boxer 79 DJ’s platters 81 Money broker 84 “Puppy Love” singer 87 Contract 89 List parts

90 Popular cookie 91 Down mood 93 Since (2 wds.) 97 Banjo cousins 98 River floater 99 Do woodwork 100 Region 101 Skater’s jump 102 Heap 103 Fannie — 105 Starr and Kyser 106 Zenith 107 Once around the sun 109 Stationery buy (2 wds.) 111 Aerie builder 114 Melodious Fitzgerald 115 Hebrew T 116 Corroded

119 Pacific current (2 wds.) 121 Young chickens 122 Highland girl 123 Sewed loosely 124 Farthest 126 More peculiar 127 Fell to 128 In many cases 129 Stuff oneself 130 Loafs around 131 Some triple-deckers 132 Grease job 133 Computer graphic 134 Not prompt 136 Caught the bus 137 — Minor 138 Pitbull sound 139 Blurts out


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Entertainment Center – Solid Oak, holds 35” TV. 56”h x 53”l x 16”w. 2 Drawers & glass cabinet. $50. 815-895-5197

JULY 4th, 5th, 6th 7:30AM-5PM RAIN OR SHINE

Porch Lights, 3 Matching Antique Bronze Color with Glass Globe $20.00/For All 630-273-2605

1 road north of Sycamore Speedway Maps & bathroom available here

49W365 Ramm Rd. 48W104 Ramm Rd. 48W240 Ramm Rd. 47W459 Ramm Rd. 45W303 Ramm Rd. 46W604 Lees Rd. Antiques, primitives, vintage, pottery, signs, chicken nesters, workout equipment, tables & chairs, etc., etc. etc. Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800

Dryer, Gently used GE Gas DryerWhite. $150. Excellent Condition. 815-787-0718

1312 Pleasant St.

Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $299. 630-973-3528

Clothing, washer, electric dryer, gas dryer, tables, kitchen items, TVs, and much more!!

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2002 Chevy Blazer. 2 Door, 4WD, ZR2 Pkg, Sunroof, Red w/black interior. Excellent condition. Runs great. $4950. 815-784-8448

Scaffolding: 2 6Ft Sections, 650lb Capacity, Call for email picture, $125.00 630-273-2605 4' - 6', type 111-200, LB rating. Good condition, $15 each 815-991-5149

Aussie, 6 burner with cover, works great! $250/obo 630-417-8600 LADDER Take a Step Up – Keller, Class (2) 225 Rating, 24' Extension. New $186 - Asking $125 815-899-0296

Milk Crates - Old Wood

CANOE - Sears Fiberglass 16' and 2 seat Canoe in good condition. 2 seats pads and 4 oars included. Asking $350. Must pick up in Huntley. Call 847-970-2559

Printer/ Scanner/ Fax Canon MF4150 all manuals/disc Works fine. $25.00 Sandwich 815-786-3283 or 309-238-4265

Canon Pixma MP160, works fine- has manuals and disc. $25.00 sandwich 818-786-3283/ 309-238-4265

Pontoon Boat – Inflatable, 9' 1 Passenger, Great for shallow water fishing. Like New. $250 815-827-3692 days

Beanie Babies Collection

2003 Dodge Durango SLT $6700 OBO. Leather, self start, 125,000 miles Call 815-751-5199 leave name and number all calls returned.

1994 Ford Ranger. 5 spd manual. 4 cyl. Solid body. 115K mi. $2650 815-756-3559

TRUCK TIRES off Chevy S-10. 3 Uniroyal, 1 BF Goodrich. Good tread still. $50 for all 4. Call 815-748-4911 or e-mail TeamDAGR@gmail.com

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80 pcs. lg & sm. All tagged. Princess Diana (boxed), plus others. 4 covered containers. $45.00. Sandwich area 815-786-3283/ 309-238-4265

MAINTENANCE MECHANICS

I terested applica ts ca apply i perso or may se d their resume with wage requireme ts i co fide ce to Del Monte oods, c/o Human Resources, P.O. Box 140, 347 N. 43rd Rd., Mendota, IL 61342. Please be advised your applicatio is ot complete u til you fill out, sig , a d submit a Del Mo te Applicatio for Employme t for a specific positio for which Del Mo te is actively recruiti g. Your applicatio must reflect that you possess the required qualificatio s for the positio . Post-Offer Substance Testing Required. EEO – M/ /D

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SYCAMORE - 2427 HICKORY LN, 1991 Liberty 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home with 1 car garage and carport! Large deck, all appliances included. DeKalb schools, Edgebrook park approval needed. SIGNATURE REAL ESTATE 815-754-5050

MUST SELL

CAR, TRUCK, SUV,

MOST CASH WILL BEAT ANY QUOTE GIVEN!! $400 - $2000 “don't wait.... call 2day”!!

2 Apts. and Antique Store with Inventory. Genoa, IL $89,900 847-836-1164

RECRUIT LOCAL! Target your recruitment message to DeKalb County or reach our entire area. For more information, call 877-264-2527 or email: helpwanted@ shawsuburban.com

DEKALB COUNTY FARM LAND AUCTION THURSDAY, AUGUST 1ST, 2013 10:00 AM SHARP WILL BE OFFERED ON SITE ON WEST BEND RD, EAST OF PAW PAW, IL. Take Chicago Road East out of Paw Paw to West Bend Road and head North to property site approximately 1/4 mile. WATCH FOR SIGNS!

AuctionZip.com info and photos Listing #: 1829955 GO2Wegenerauctions.com Lilja Tiling & Excavating; Amboy, Paw Paw & Mendota

40 ACRES +/- LOCATED IN PAW PAW TOWNSHIP WITHIN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Soils include Flanagan(154A), Parr(221C2), Elpaso(356A), and Dana Brook(512B). Tile was improved in 2010 with approximately 1650 feet of 8” and 1340 feet of 5” plastic. For More Information Contact Auctioneer Joe Wegener at 815-766-0756. Contact Auctioneer for Terms. Buyer to receive half of rent and pay half of 2013 taxes.

ESTATE OF WILLIAM & ROSEMARY SWEDBERG (TRUST 101 & 102) ATTORNEY FOR THE ESTATE RON KLEIN OF KLEIN, STODDARD, BUCK & LEWIS, LLC, DEKALB, IL 815-748-0380

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If you have multi-craft skills with a stro g emphasis i electrical, a good u dersta di g of mecha ical procedures, ca read bluepri ts a d electrical schematics, a d are familiar with cutti g a d weldi g processes, this may be the job for you. Ca didates must have good writte a d verbal skills, ow a complete set of mecha ic’s ha d tools, be willi g to work overtime a d able to work a y shift. All applica ts are required to complete a Mai te a ce Skills Test. Wage: $20.69 per hour.

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1997 Seibring Convertible 52K miles, runs great! Must see! Good tires. $3800/obo. 815-825-2910

Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

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AUCTION OF REAL ESTATE

Test, i stall, repair, a d troubleshoot electrical & electro ic equipme t, co trols, a d lighti g systems. Experie ce is required i the proper use of RTD simulators, milli-amp a d voltage sources, multi-meters, a d similar test equipme t. Must possess a worki g k owledge of Alle Bradley PLCs a d touch-pad scree s a d the ability to read a d i terpret wiri g diagrams, schematic drawi gs, a d ladder diagrams. If you have a good u dersta di g of electrical/mecha ical procedures this may be the job for you. Ca didates should have a prove track record, good commu icatio skills a d must be willi g to work a y shift. Pre-employme t writte testi g will be admi istered. Wage: $22.55 per hour.

DEKALB: 3BR/2BA TOWNHOME NEAR NIU Nice townhome in the Knolls. 3 bed, 2 bath. Washer/ Dryer, Garage. www.dekalbrent.com/il/dekalb/1959920. Call 630-777-0140

DOVENMUEHLE DOVE DO VENM VE NMUE NM UEHL UE HLE HL E MORTGAGE, MORT MO RTGA RT GAGE GA GE,, INC. GE INC.

Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc., o e of the atio ’s oldest a d most respected mortgage servici g compa ies, curre tly has several opportu ities due to growth at our Elgi a d Lake Zurich offices.

PLANT ELECTRICIAN

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Due to our rece t growth, Del Mo te Foods, i Mendota, IL, seeks experie ced i dividuals for the followi g positio s.

WANTED TO BUY Class A or Class C Motorhome. Need badly, will accept fixer-upper, will pay cash. 847-704-0181

Will BUY UR USED

STEP LADDERS (4) WOOD

ORGAN - Wurlitzer organ, 2 keyboards, bench, many buttons. $100. 815-758-4602

Misc Dairies, good condition, only 7 left, $25/ea. 815-991-5149

1994 Chevrolet Blazer

2006 Dutchman/Four Winds 26B Express Lite Travel Trailer. TURNKEY, READY TO CAMP. JUST ADD TOW VEHICLE! Great condition and lots of extras: heavy duty hitch, leveling planks, Road-Trip Grill and more! Call Sue: 630-220-0709

1990 & Newer

815-814-1964

Industrial Heavy Duty Bench Vise, Call for email picture, $150. Call 630-273-2605 Saw: 16” bench scroll saw on adjustable stand w/vice $80 Don 815-895-4659

B'B Q GRILL

I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs

Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

$4500 OBO. Full size 4x4 55,000 miles on engine and transmission, new tires, runs good. 815-761-6940 8-2pm after 4 call 815-751-5199 leave name and number all calls returned.

TOOL SHED

Antique Buffet - European early 1800's. Walnut with intricate carvings on 3 doors & panels. Beautiful and in excellent condition. $3800. 815-825-2880

Printer/copier/scanner Daily Chronicle Classified

2006 Chevy Aveo LS, Auto, air cond, silver, 91,000 mi, recent timing belt, new tires. $4300 815-757-2750

Will donate Smartshed Deluxe to an appropriate non profit or accept best offer 331-425-2666

Ping-Pong Table, $40

HUGE SALE 318 Fairmont Dr Tools, comic books, fish/reptile tanks, crocks, primitives, pedal cars, gumball machines, misc furniture, pedistal sink (new), cast iron sink, carpet shampooer, mini fridge, bed frames, rocks, books, picture frames, clothes, much misc, wagon wheel table.

1 owner, well maintained, new Bridgestone tires, no rust, 160K mi, $6000/firm. 815-751-0164

LAWN MOWER - TORO 22”, self propelled, electric start. Mulcher, $275. 630-232-1982

Treadmill $120. Formal dining room table and hutch, $100. Oak entertainment center, $100. Glass table & chairs, $100. Futon, $40. 2 couches @ $100 and $200. 209-401-0398

DeKalb

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2005 Corolla LE

48W689 Ramm Rd.

Fri 7/5 8:30am-4pm Sat 7/6 8:30am-1pm

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1-800-266-6204

MAPLE PARK

Sells for $540, selling for $400. 815-739-8065 Treadmill: Weslo Sport 350 Treadmill, Call for email picture $40.00 630-273-2605 Weight bench w/over 250 lbs. in weights $50. 815-756-4072

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SINCE WE HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED OUT OF STATE, THE FOLLOWING REAL ESTATE WILL BE OFFERED AT AUCTION LOCATED AT 358 WYOMING STREET, PAW PAW, ILLINOIS.

FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 26TH OFFERED AT 6:00 P.M. THIS OLDER 2 STORY HOME SITS ON A LARGE 50 X 361 LOT WITH A DETACHED 1 CAR GARAGE. THE HOUSE APROX. 1,300 SQ.FT. WITH 3 BEDROOMS AND 2 FULL BATHS. THE HOME FEATURES HARDWOOD FLOORS, REPLACEMENT WINDOWS, CENTRAL AIR, GAS WATER HEATER & FORCED AIR UPDATED FURNACE. THE ELECTRICAL HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH BREAKER 100 AMP SERVICE. PLUMBING & BATH FIXTURES ALONG WITH A CERAMIC FLOOR IN KITCHEN & LAUNDRY ROOM. THE LIVING ROOM HAS A GAS FIREPLACE. THE PROPERTY HAS CITY WATER & SEWER AND THE TAXES AR $1,664.68 THE HOUSE HAS SOME GREAT OLD ORIGINAL WOOD WORK & HAS BEEN RECENTLY PAINTED. THIS IS A NICE OLDER HOME WITH LOTS OF CHARM ON A QUIET STREET LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF PAW PAW. .... INTEREST RATES ARE AT A HISTORIC LOW....TALK TO YOUR LENDER NOW AND COME WITH A VISION TO SEE WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A PROPERTY LIKE THIS AND BID YOUR PRICE AT AUCTION..

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TERMS FOR AUCTION: $5,000 DOWN ON AUCTION DAY. BALANCE DUE AUGUST 12TH 2013. DEED TRANSFER, TITLE COMMITMENT IN SELLERS NAME PROVIDED BY SELLERS. A 7% BUYERS PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THE FINAL BID TO DETERMINE THE FINAL CONTRACT PRICE. PROPERTY BEING OFFERED AS IS, WITH OUT ANY CONTINGENCIES TO FINANCING APPRAISAL OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF CONTINGENCIES. ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE DAY OF SALE TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER ALL OTHER. GREAT PICTURES AND VIDEO TOUR ON WEB SITE WWW.ALMBURGAUCTIONS.COM ALMBURG AUCTIONEERING INC. 815-825-2727, MALTA, IL ANDREW & STEVE

TOM LUTTMANN, OWNER All our auctions with pictures are advertised worldwide @ www.almburgauctions.com

ppraisals Real Estate Liquidators 8 5-825-2727 Malta, IL

AUCTIONEERS: Joe Wegener, Auctioneer, Lisc. # 440.000375 Ph: 815-766-0756 Chris Wegener, Auctioneer, Lisc. #440.000267 Ph: 815-451-2820 Email: djwauctions@comcast.net

PUBLIC AUCTION REAL ESTATE AND CONTENTS Highly Productive Kane County Farm Land 48 W. 274 GALENA ROAD, PLANO, ILLINOIS 60545 1 Mile East of the Intersection of Galena Road & Little Rock/Garnart Road, or 7 Miles West of the Intersection of Galena and Rt. 47 on Galena Road (Watch for signs)

SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2013 Lunch Available

STARTING AT 10:00 AM

Comfort Stations

FARM LAND AUCTION WITH IMPROVEMENTS @ 10:00 AM FOLLOWING THE REAL ESTATE AUCTION WILL BE THE CONTENTS 112 M.O.L. Highly productive acres, improved with a well, maintained older 3 bedroom ranch style farm house with attached over-sized two car garage. The furnace, central air and water heater are less than 5 years old. Other amenities include maintenance free aluminum siding. Included is a 45’x75’ machine shed that has a partially heated shop with water, cement floor and two over-head doors. Other structures include a large well maintained barn with metal roof and a windmill. The farm land is situated within the Southeast quarter of section 33, Big Rock Township, Kane County Illinois. The principal soils are Drummer, Elburn, Blackberry and Flanagan. Frontage is along Galena Road commonly known as 48 W. 274 Galena Road. The bidding shall be by the acre times the actual surveyed acreage. The farm buildings and structural improvements will be included. TERMS: $100,000.00 with the balance at closing which shall be on or before August 20, 2013. Possession subject to the farm tenants rights. Title will be evidence by a commitment for title insurance, subject to usual conditions and exceptions will be fur-nished by sellers in the amount of the selling price. Successful buyer will be required to enter into a contract for Real Estate Pur-chase and submit the required down payment upon sellers’ acceptance of a final bid on the day of the sale. Survey will be fur-nished by the seller. Sellers will cooperate with the buyer in a 1031 Exchange but will not extend closing. The property will be sold “as is”. The sellers reserve the right to accept or reject the final bid. THE SALE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING: A. The 2013 cash rent and 2013 real estate taxes will be prorated for the first six months and a credit given for six months of the 2013 real estate taxes and the purchaser will receive 1/2 of the 2013 cash rent. All proration’s are final . B. Building lines, easements and restriction of record; C. Matters of survey; D. Right of way for drainage ditches, drain tiles, feeders, laterals and underground pipes if any and tile agreement dated 09-10-1948 E. Right of the public, the state of Illinois and Municipality in and to that part of the premises being used for roads; F. Matters of zoning For further information regarding the auction, property or inspection of the improvements call the Auctioneer herein listed. For matters related to Title, Contract Agreement, 1031 Exchange of Legal Matters contact the Attorney as listed for an appointment.

DIANE OROS, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE OF THE LEROY LANDMEIER TRUST DATED JAN. 22, 2001 CHARLES MARSHALL, ATTORNEY FOR SELLERS (121 W. DEKALB ST., SOMONAUK, IL 815 498-2332)

AUCTIONEERS: Chris Wegener - Sandwich, IL - 815-451-2820 (IL Lic. #440.000267) Joe Wegener - Rochelle, IL - 815-766-0756 (IL Lic. #440.000375) CLERK: D. Gudmunson CASHIERS: Coultrips www.go2wegenerauctions.com


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DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR

Newly remodeled, near NIU. Parking/heat/water incl, W/D, C/A. 815-238-0118 DeKalb - Spacious 1BR with Study, Stove, fridge, A/C, Garage. Quiet lifestyle. 815-758-0079

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Available Immediatley! Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554 www.glencoproperties.com

Autumn Creek Management 2BR, 2BA, W/D, DW in Cortland.AVAILABLE NOW! Call Susan 815-756-1988 or George 847-912-0504 BIG APARTMENTS, LESS MONEY! Rochelle: 15 minutes from DeKalb 1 BR & 2BR Starting at $530 Recently updated! Affordable heat. Walk to shops! (815) 562-6425 www.whiteoakapartments.net Now accepting Visa, M/C, Discover

CRYSTAL LAKE Large, Sunny 2BR,1BA, 1st floor Apt in Duplex Porch overlooks Crystal Lake, may have boat. Newly remodeled. Excellent location, good schools, No pets. $1,495/mo. 630-655-2888 Cell 630-899-8899

DeKalb 803 Pleasant Large 3BR. Private bsmnt, entrance, parking. Completely remodeled. $775/mo+utils. 815-758-1112 DEKALB : STUDIO- Quiet, roomy, ideal for grad. student; $450/mo., includes basic cable, water, garbage; 151 W. Lincoln Hwy; Sec. Dep. No pets or smoking. Avail August 1st. 815-787-3519 or 815-739-1711 DEKALB Clean 2 BR, lower.Direct TV, internet, incl. No pets/smoking. $680/mo. 1st., last, security reqd. 815-791-3721

DeKalb Quiet Studio 1, 2 & 3BR Lease, deposit, ref, no pets. 815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439

DeKalb Spacious Lower 2BR In quiet neighborhood, nice yard, laundry, garage avail, util not incl. $750, avail 8/1. 815-751-2937

DeKalb Studio & 1 Bedroom st

Available June 1 or sooner. Clean, quiet residential building. $425-$550/mo. 815-758-6580

DeKalb ~ Quiet 2BR, 1BA

Near downtown, parking, laundry. NO pets/smoking, agent owned. 815-756-2359 - 815-758-6712 DeKalb, Nice 1BR apt. located in quiet res. neighborhood. Laundry in bldg. Pets ok. Avail 8/1. $525/mo. Keith: 312-286-4278

Sycamore: 1711 DeKalb Ave. Large 1 BR. W/D in apt, D/W, C/A, microwave, stove, frig, disposal, balcony doors, security system. $690/mo. 815-756-2637 Sycamore 2BR - Mature Lifestyle Nice, quiet & sunny. Off St parking. No smoking/dogs. On-site laundry. Available 8/1. 815-501-1872 Sycamore nice 2 BR 1 BA No smoking, Lndry in bldg. $625/m+util., 1st, last & sec. Avail 8/1. No Dogs. 815-895-5210

DeKalb. Downtown. 2BR, 2BA. No smoking, no pets. $750/mo+utils 815-970-0189 DeKalb. Near NIU. 3BR. Garage. Deck & beautiful fenced yard. A/C. W/D. All utils incl. Hardwood flrs. $1275/mo plus first/ last /sec. $500. Available August 1st 630-205-0629 FOR RENT IN DEKALB 3 BR, 1 BA, half duplex close to downtown with off street parking. $750/month plus security, electric & water. (815)761-8311 Hinckley. Clean and Ready. 2 bedroom, $650 plus deposit. Andrea 630-251-0172. Hablo Espanol

ROCHELLE ~ 2 BEDROOM

Available now. Remodeled, clean and quiet, $550/mo. 815-758-6580 ~ 815-901-3346

DEKALB ~ 2 BEDROOM

Available now, variety of locations. Appliances, clean and quiet. 815-758-6580

SYCAMORE UPPER 2BR

1 bath, clean and quiet. Off-St parking, no dogs, $625/mo + utilities. 815-793-2664

CORTLAND ~ 3BD, 2BR townhome, 2 car garage, fireplace, appliances incl., close to park, $1100/month + utilities. Call Keri 815-739-4042

Sycamore TH Like New 2BR Great location! 2BA, 2 car garage, skylights, appl, W/D, C/A, $950. No pets. 815-758-0123 Sycamore Townhome Heron Creek. 2BR, 2BA, bsmnt, garage, all appls. $1200/mo. Townsend Management 815-787-7368 Sycamore: 2 BR, 1 BA, C/A, DW, W/D, garage, FP, deck, pool, No pets/smoking. $700/mo + util. 1st, last & sec. 815-751-6363

DEKALB: 3BR, 2BA, util room w/ W/D, C/A, gas stove & refrig, off st. prkng for 2, water & sewer incl., near NIU $970/mo., 630-638-0664 Dekalb: newer 2BR on cul-de-sac, quiet neighborhood, all appl., W/D, walk-in-closets, no pets, $950/mo. 1st/last/sec., 815-739-4442 Genoa- 2 story house washer/dryer/stove/fridge incl. Avail July 1st. $950/month + deposit 815-784-5108 HAMPSHIRE: 2BR Home, 1BA, New flooring, large deck, firepit, double lot, oversized 2 car garage. Rent w/ option to buy. $1200/mo. First, last & security required. 815-757-5079.

KINGSTON: Lg. 3 BD, 2 BA House w/ Garage for rent. $1200/month. Call 815-739-4899 Lake Holiday Waterfront 3BR

W/D hook-up, fireplace, pets OK, 1 car garage. $1250/mo. 773-510-3643 ~ 815-509-7975

SYCAMORE ~ 4BR, 2BA Near schools, new flrs, fresh paint, bsmt & garage, no dogs/smoking. $1100/mo + util. 630-450-5372 Sycamore. Woodgate. 3BR, 1BA. Like new. Attchd 2 car garage. No smoking/pets. Avail 7/12. $1200/mo+utils. 1St, last, sec. 815-739-5250 WATERMAN: 2400sq/ft 4BR 2.5 BA newer house, 2 car garage, basement, storage big backyrd. $1590 Minutes from DeKalb. 847-338-5588

CORTLAND ~ 2BR DUPLEX Bsmt, appl, W/D hook-up, garage. No pets/smkg, $800/mo + lease, deposit & ref. 815-758-6439

DEKALB ~ 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH

DeKalb 2BR's Aug 1 & Sept 1 Quiet Lifestyle $685

418 N. 1st St.

815-758-0600

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Large kitchen, eat in counter, large living/dining area, W/D. No smkg/pets, $850/mo. Partial handicap access. 815-970-0189

DeKalb ~ Pardridge Place Modern 2BR, LR, A/C, D/W, lndry.

Near I-88, $670 + 1st, last sec. Available Aug 1st. 815-751-3806

FOR SALE 5.83 ACRES OF COUNTRY LIVING 12 MIN. FROM TOWN Shabbona 2 Bedroom Duplex 2 bath, full basement, 1 car gar. No pets/smoking. $775/mo + sec. Avail 7/1 815-766-0762

Stone Prairie 2BR, 2BA APT. Washer & dryer, central air, fireplace, exercise center. Cat friendly. Private fishing. $765/mo.

Laing Mgmt. Marvelous quality home with 5BR, 3.5BA, 3 car garage, full basement. Horses allowed.

CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR 815-739-9997

815-758-1100 or 815-895-8600 Sycamore – 1 BR Apt, New carpet, large deck, W/D available. $575 + utilities. 1st/lst/sec No pets. Available July 1st 815-895-7854 Daily Chronicle Classified It works.

SYCAMORE ROOM Available immediately. Utilities included. $75/Wk. 630-426-9806

DeKalb: Nicely remodeled vintage home in quiet, historic DeKalb neighborhood. First floor of duplex with 2 bedrooms plus study and 1 bath. $950 per month plus security deposit, No pets or smoking. Call Roger at 815-761-7176.

Call Us!!! We have some Great Deals!!! Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845

Crystal Lake 3-4BR 1.5BA Cape Cod House

SYCAMORE – Commercial property for rent: built to suit. Please contact Jim at 708-269-2357 or email JoannaLaris@hotmail.com

Large wooded lot on Crystal Lake. May have boat. Premier location. Children welcome. No pets. $1,495/mo. 630-655-2888 Cell 630-899-8899 DeKalb – Nice 3BR Ranch. Tilton Park. $1250/mo+utils. Location! Adolph Miller RE. 815-756-7845

DEKALB ~ QUIET 3 BEDROOM Well Maintained. W/D, 1.5 car garage, big yard. $995/mo + util. No smoking. 815-751-5395 DeKalb-3 BR home with C/A, 2 ½ car garage, nice yard. $850/month plus utilities. 1st month & security 815-757-2064

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In the Matter of the Estate of: Caroline J. Eichler, Deceased. Case No. 13 P 80 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO HEIRS Notice is given of the death of Caroline J. Eichler, who died April 6, 2013, a resident of DeKalb, Illinois. Letters of Office were issued on June 12, 2013, to Kristen Eichler of 132 Delcy Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115, whose attorney is Matthew L. Brown, of Brown Law Group, LLC, 301 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, IL 60115. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before December 23, 2013. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the representative or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. Upon diligent inquiry, the addresses of Danielle Eichler, Marissa Eichler, Jason Eichler, John Eichler, and Joseph Eichler cannot be ascertained. Notice is given to Danielle Eichler, Marissa Eichler, Jason Eichler, John Eichler, and Joseph Eichler and all other unknown heirs of Caroline J. Eichler whose names and/or addresses were not stated in the petition filed in the above proceeding for independent administration of decedent's estate that an order was entered June 12, 2013, admitting the Will of Caroline J. Eichler dated July 9, 1982, and the Amendment dated December 19, 2006, to probate and granting independent administration. Within 42 days after the effective date of the original order of admission you may file a petition with the court to require proof of the will by testimony of the witnesses to the will in open court or other evidence, as provided in section 6-21 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/6-21). You have the right under section 8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/8-1) to contest the validity of the will by filing a petition with the court within 6 months after admission of the will to probate. The estate will be administered

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On Tuesday evening, August 6, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., a public hearing will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Somonauk Community Fire Protection District at the Somonauk Fire Station, located at 145 West DeKalb Street, Somonauk, Illinois, for the purpose of considering the district's Budget and Appropriations Ordinance. The public hearing will be followed by a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees with an agenda item in regard to the adoption of said Ordinance. A copy of the tentative Budget and Appropriations Ordinance is available for public inspection at the Somonauk Fire Station. All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing and will be given an opportunity to be heard. By Order of the Corporate Authorities of the Somonauk Community Fire Protection District, LaSalle and DeKalb Counties, Illinois. Bradley M. Meyer, Secretary, Board of Trustees Somonauk Community Fire Protection District (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 6, 2013.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: SUZANNE ILANA WOLITZER, FOR CHANGE OF NAME PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on August 20, 2013, at 9:00 A.M., at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178 in the courtroom occupied by the presiding judge, Suzanne Ilana Wolitzer will file her petition requesting that her name be changed from SUZANNE ILANA WOLITZER to SUZANNE ILANA KOHLER pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Any persons interested in said request for change of name may appear at said time and place, if they so desire. Suzanne Ilana Wolitzer

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PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on June 26, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as ANDY'S HOME CREATIONS located at 29801 Corson Dr., Kingston, IL 60145. Dated June 26, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, June 29, July 6 & 13, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on June 26, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as BAILEY DEVELOPMENT & CONSULTATION located at 1157 Rose Dr., Sycamore, IL 60178. Dated: June 26, 2013. /s/ John Acardo John J. Acardo, DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 6, 13 & 20, 2013.)

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