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School board to take up teachers’ new contract at Tuesday meeting By ERIC OLSON

and FELIX SARVER DeKALB – The DeKalb Classroom Teachers Association ratified a contract they will present to a special meeting of District 428 School Board members scheduled for Tuesday. Members of the DeKalb Classroom Teachers Association held a meeting Sunday to ratify a contract that lists their terms and conditions, said T.J. Fontana, the teachers’ union spokesman. Fontana said he would not be able to discuss the details of the meeting until Tuesday. “We’re going to hold off on that till the board has their meeting,” Fontana said. He said there was a quorum for the vote to ratify the contract.

On Saturday, negotiators with the teachers association and District 428 had reached a tentative agreement. Union and school board negotiators were meeting with a federal mediator after earlier contract talks came to an impasse. They said in a joint release that they had a tentative agreement on a three-year contract. School board members have scheduled the special meeting for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the District 428 Education Center, 901 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, to vote on the pact, according to the press release. The roughly 400-member teachers union had filed an intent to strike notice on Aug. 8. Last week, union leaders had said teachers would strike on Thursday if they did not reach a deal by then.

See D-428, page A8

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Carl Leoni, the city of DeKalb’s Crime Free Housing & Inspection Coordinator, inspects the lawn at a rental property on the 400 block of Fairlane Avenue in DeKalb on Aug. 16. Leoni works with landlords to bring properties up to city code.

New task considered for crime-free housing office Mission could shift away from code enforcement By CHRIS BURROWS

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Supporters greet U.S. Army Spc. Matt Dumdie on Saturday at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center.

Sycamore soldier welcomed home Gathering included party, parade By JASON AKST SYCAMORE – A small conspiracy was necessary to trick a U.S. Army intelligence specialist on Saturday, but the payoff was worthwhile. About 100 family members, friends and supporters gathered Saturday afternoon at Northern Illinois University’s Convocation Center for a surprise vehicular escort to a party welcoming Spc. Matt Dumdie home from Afghanistan. Motorcycles, cars and emergency vehicles from DeKalb, Sycamore, Cortland and Waterman all were part of the parade that began at the Convocation Center and ended at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Sycamore, where a party (which Dumdie did know about) honored his

service. Dumdie had been told the family needed to pick up a cousin in Malta for the party, but instead, they entered the Convocation Center parking lot, where the escort was waiting. Applause, hugs and handshakes greeted the tall, slim soldier in jeans and a T-shirt as he exited his mother’s vehicle. Dumdie’s escort was sponsored by Warriors’ Watch Riders, a national volunteer group that honors and supports former and current military personnel. John Azoo, a retiree who lives in Sycamore, was “ride captain” for Saturday’s event. “We get so wrapped up in our daily lives and we forget what’s going on in the rest of the world,” Azoo said. WWR’s

DeKALB – Carl Leoni is trying to prove that old cops can learn new tricks. The 33-year veteran of the DeKalb Police Department now heads its Crime Free Housing Program. He has been taking classes over the last few months to learn about property code enforcement, so he can fight more than just crime. “We’re looking at grass and weeds, garbage, siding, windows, roofs,” Leoni said. “We want to make sure that buildings are sealed tight and keeping the weather out and aren’t making the rest of the neighborhood look bad.” After retiring from the police force, Leoni was hired by the city in his new role, but some landlords and City Council members are questioning whether the fledgling program should focus on more than fighting crime among the city’s estimated 9,000 rental properties. Currently, the program has the approval to hire three part-time property inspectors, hires Leoni said would be phased in over the next year. But today’s City Coun-

According to Leoni, paint that has begun to peel needs to be fixed on a rental property on the 400 block of Fairlane Avenue in DeKalb.

“We think [the Crime Free Housing Program] has had a positive effect on landlords working together, forming relationships and identifying bad behavior, and that’s been a positive for the city.” William Heinisch President of the DeKalb Area Rental Association cil meeting could change that if six of the council’s eight members vote to amend the city budget and keep code inspectors in the code inspections department. Interim City Manager Rudy Espiritu said 6th Ward

Alderman Dave Baker made a request to city staff on Tuesday for them to look into the issue. “The staff is going to seek guidance from the council on how they want us to do this, but we’ve already been

gearing up, Carl Leoni has been gearing up to set up the inspections program, hire these individuals,” Espiritu said. “That was the previous direction we got from City Council, so if they want to change that, they can change that.” Baker says changes are needed. “My feeling and I think much of the council feels that the Crime Free Housing Program is about crime-free housing, and that’s what they need to concentrate on,” he said. “That’s a very successful program and we’ve already seen that.” The Crime Free Housing Program, years in the making, launched in February, registering the city’s thousands of rental properties and landlords to create a database which now contains information on about 8,000 rental properties. As part of the process, each landlord is required to pay a fee of $50 for each building they manage, as well as $15.42 for each rental unit in a multi-family home. Leoni also tracks reports of illegal activity that tenants

See HOUSING, page A9

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Estimated number of rental properties in DeKalb

Estimated number of properties registered

Percentage rate of compliance

Number of charges filed against tenants

Number of evictions

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Adult Protection Service case worker Tom Scott teaches tai chi to a group of seniors Friday at the DeKalb Senior Center.


Tom Scott SYCAMORE – Tom Scott wasn’t always looking out for the elderly in the DeKalb County area. In his 27 years working for the Sycamore Police Department, Scott was looking out for a whole community. The 54-year-old Sycamore resident served as a community service coordinator, a school resource officer, D.A.R.E. instructor and more. All the roles he served at the police department helped him do the job he does now as an elder abuse investigator. For the past five years, Scott has been taking calls concerning abuse and neglect among senior citizens for Elder Care Services, located on 330 Grove Street in DeKalb. Investigators like him will take in calls for situations such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, confinement, passive neglect, willful deprivation and financial exploitation. In early August, Scott was named one of four nominees for 2013 Outstanding Elder Abuse Caseworker by the Illinois Department of Aging. Scott has lived everywhere in the county from Somonauk to DeKalb to Sycamore. Daily Chronicle reporter Felix Sarver talked with him about his work protecting senior citizens and adults with disabilities.

Q: How were you able to become one of the nominees for 2013 Outstanding Elder Abuse Caseworker? A: My supervisor [Elder Care Services Executive Director] Tara Culotta nominated me for the award ... I think it had to do with work achievement in the field of working and providing service to those in need and in collaboration with other agencies that [serve] seniors and adults with disabilities. I look at it as more of a recognition for our agency ... I couldn’t be effective with our members of our community without my co-workers here at Elder Care Services.

Q: Why did you decide to work for Elder Care Services in DeKalb? A: I enjoy working with the adult population and in my experience as a police officer I felt that there were seniors and adults with disabilities that needed assistance. But the calls for concern for them were underreported and it’s rewarding to me to feel like I’m making a difference.

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Monday, August 26, 2013 • Page A3

Potter party kicking off early Library event will be on TV program By FELIX SARVER

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Jaxsen Gabriel, 4, of Sycamore scoops protein pellets Saturday for a cattle feed mixture at the Farm to Food and You event in Sycamore. The event was designed to show nonfarmers where food comes from.

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DeKalb – Fans of the Harry Potter series may have to rise a bit early to attend a party based on the books at the DeKalb Public Library. The doors for the “pre-party” will open at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the library, 309 Oak St. in DeKalb. The festivities begin at 8 a.m. The party will mirror a much longer party later in the afternoon. Edith Craig, the library’s communications manager, said the party is being held early because Good Day Chicago is planning to be there to film it. The weekday morn-

ing newscast is a segment on Fox 32 News. The news program became interested in the party once they came across a press release about it from U.S. publishing company Scholastic. Representatives from Scholastic contacted the library and told them Good Day Chicago wanted to cover their story, she said. “We were thrilled,” Craig said. Almost every activity happening in the afternoon party will happen in the early morning party, with the exception of the House Cup Trivia Tournament and the Horcrux Hunt. The Northern Illinois University Quidditch team also will not make an appearance at that time. Still, Potter fans and members of the public might

want consider going anyway. “They’ll have an opportunity to see themselves on TV,” Craig said. The DeKalb library became one of 15 libraries across the nation to win party materials from Scholastic to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the U.S. release of the first of many Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. The Harry Potter Party will begin at 3:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the library. Attendees can expect decorations based on scenes from the book along with games, snacks, a potions class and a photo opportunity with “Harry Potter” himself. For information, visit the DeKalb Public Library’s website at or call 815-756-9568.

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Farm to table event builds bridge between farmers, community By ANDREA AZZO SYCAMORE – DeKalb resident Rosie Seagrave and her family just moved into town, and they thought it was important to attend the DeKalb County Corn and Soybean Growers’ Farm to Food and You event Saturday to learn about their surroundings. The event in Sycamore, which featured farming equipment, animals and food tents, was aimed at teaching families where food comes from, said Phil Montgomery, president of DeKalb County Corn and Soybean Growers. “We really think people have a lot of questions about where their food comes from,” Montgomery said. “They want to know how it’s raised.” Seagrave said she was particularly interested in learning about how soybeans and corn are farmed. “It’s a big part of the culture here and the environment,” she said. Soybeans are the second

largest crop grown in Illinois, said Illinois Soybean Association director Paul Rasmussen. For him, teaching people about his product was essential to a relationship with the consumer. One of those consumers was Sycamore resident Joan Stern. A Chicago native, Stern was surprised to find out that corn is used in the ethanol that goes into her car. Agrigold Seed Corn representative Jerry Kastler sells hybrid corn seeds that are used to produce field corn, which is used for ethanol and to feed livestock. Stern also overheard one soybean farmer say that the Three Musketeers candy bar contains soy. “Oh, that’s kind of gross!” she said. Malta resident Katie Arndt grew up on a farm, and she said she was surprised at how little others know about food’s origins. Arndt is an officer of the DeKalb chapter of Future Farmers of America, and she

volunteered at elementary schools to teach second graders about agriculture. “I asked them where their milk comes from, and they said, ‘The grocery store,’” she said. A few sheep were sheared at Saturday’s event, where participants learned that each sheep produces six to 10 pounds of wool per year. Jane Zeien, member of DeKalb County Lamb and Wool Producers, said that wool is a good fiber that has a undeserved reputation of being too hot to wear. In reality, wool breathes very well and is even used for fire blankets since it is flame retardant, she said. Montgomery said a lot of work goes into farming. Most weeks are well over the standard 40 hours, and even in the winter, marketing needs to be done. “People don’t realize how all parts of agriculture tie together into where food comes from, how it’s raised and what it takes to do all that,” he said.

Jayden Wogen, 9, of DeKalb gets ready to shoot a nerf gun Saturday during the block party at the intersection of Somonauk Street and Elm Street in downtown Sycamore. Erik Anderson for Shaw Media

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Sycamore park budget turning around By FELIX SARVER SYCAMORE – Efforts to improve the Sycamore Park District’s financial health are paying off. The Sycamore Park District had its bond rating upgraded to A from A-minus by Standard & Poor’s, a credit rating agency that determines the ability of corporate, state or city governments to meet their financial obligations. The rating agency found that the park district has a “strong capacity” to meet financial commitments but

8OBITUARIES E. ‘NELSON’ JAMES Born: Aug. 31, 1919, in Chicago Died: Feb. 19, 2013; in Torrance, Calif. TORRANCE, Calif. – Dr. E. “Nelson” James, 93, of Torrance, Calif., passed away Feb. 19, 2013. A celebration of his life will take place on what would have been his 94th birthday, Aug. 31, 2013. At 10 a.m., the family and any friends who wish to join them will inter his ashes at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb. The service will be at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church with luncheon to follow at The Ellwood House. To sign the online guest book, visit

KENNETH CHARLES ‘PETE’ PETERSEN Born: Sept. 14, 1925, in Waterman, Ill. Died: Aug. 23, 2013, in Waterman, Ill. WATERMAN – Kenneth Charles “Pete” Petersen, 87, of Waterman, Ill., died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Pete was born Sept. 14, 1925, at Waterman Hospital, and was the only child of Edward Petersen and Lydia (Granart) Petersen. He served in both World War II and the Korean War with the U.S. Navy. His past service also included the Waterman Lions Club, Waterman School Board, the village board, the American Legion and the Waterman Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as chief. Pete loved camping with his family and drinking coffee with his friends – the man knew no stranger. He also had a love for planning and working on many projects – he built his home at 72. Pete was a very successful businessman, owning his own construction companies, P&L Supply Inc., for many years. Pete represented what the “Greatest Generation” was all about. Pete is survived by his wife of 65 years, Donna Belle (Lothson) Petersen; five sons, Tony (Becky), Joel (Jeanie), Eric (Holli), David (Deborah) and Dale (Kyna); two daughters, Brenda Clark and Amy (James) Burrows; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be celebrated in his honor at 2 p.m. with a visitation starting at 1 p.m. until the hour of service on Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Nash-Nelson Funeral Home, at Route 23 and Route 30, Waterman. A private burial will be at the North Clinton Township Cemetery upon the return of his remains. As his last act of giving, Pete donated his body to science. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a memorial fund to be established in his name. To sign the online guest book, visit

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Gibble said the annual operating budget for the park district this year is more than $2.5 million, slightly less than the year before. The park district budget had included fund deficits for years, particularly in its golf course fund. The Sycamore Golf Club had accumulated more than $330,000 in debt by the end of 2012, some of which was covered by excess revenue from other recreation funds. However, reorganization including staff cuts and higher user fees at the golf course has helped to bring the issue under control. Two full-time positions

may be “susceptible to adverse economic conditions and changes in circumstances.” Ted Strack, Sycamore Park District Board president, said the rating upgrade means bonds the park district issues in the future will have lower interest rates, saving taxpayers money. But the biggest benefit for him is that the rating shows the park district is financially healthy. “It’s in a good position financially and a lot of credit goes to [park district Executive Director] Dan Gibble and his staff for achieving that,” Strack said.

were eliminated to save money. Gibble said the golf course superintendent and superintendent of parks positions were combined, while one of two Professional Golfers Association positions were eliminated. He said this saved $150,000. This year’s budget projects that the golf course will be in the black for the first time in five years. Strack said every year the park district typically borrows $500,000 for capital projects. Those funds are borrowed at the beginning of the year and paid back by year’s end.

With the improved credit rating, the district should get lower interest rates on those bonds. About $150,000 of that bond is used to pay for a maintenance facility and various park improvements, he said. The next goal is to grow the park district’s fund reserves, which have shrunk to 7 percent of its annual operating expenses. A common benchmark for government units is having their fund reserves at 50 percent of their budget, Gibble said. “We’re striving to get 25 percent by the end of next year,” he said.

Early 1900s skills on display in Genoa By FELIX SARVER GENOA – Churning butter has been a tradition with Orion Carey’s family for generations and the skill has not been lost on the 26-year-old Sycamore resident. The former Kishwaukee College student demonstrated to a small crowd at the Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society’s Pioneer Days event the old-fashioned tools and strength needed to create homemade butter. Using a Dazey churn from the 1920s, a bowl and a spoon, Carey managed to produce one pound of butter. It’s a process that can be befuddling for many people not familiar with how butter used to be made. “I’ve taught more 30- to 40-year-old people than children,” Carey said. “... So many adults wonder ‘What is he doing?’” Churning butter is representative of many of activities and demonstrations at Pioneer Days. The event in Genoa presents technical skills used to create items such as rope or furniture from turn-of-the-century Ge-

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Mary Todd Lincoln, played by Donna Daniels (top left), and Abraham Lincoln, played by Max Daniels (top right), speak about the history of Lincoln’s presidency on Sunday at the Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society’s Pioneer Days event. The event demonstrates artifacts, technical skills and games from turn-of-the-century Genoa. noa and passes those skills on to the next generation, said Orrin Merritt, Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society president. At one station, children washed their clothes by hand and used a wringer to squeeze out the water before hanging them to dry. “It puts things into perspective,” Merritt said. “The kids are leaving thinking ‘Gee, washing clothes really

was a task.’” But it was not all work. Participants viewed shows such as gun fights and played games from the turn-of-thecentury period. Children dug for fool’s gold in a tub filled with water and rocks. They also dug for treasure in bales of hay, spun wooden tops, threw rings onto a bottle and rode in a horse carriage. Genoa at the beginning of the 20th century was a

fast-growing area with theaters, hotels, blacksmiths and trains. Meritt said during one Fourth of July celebration at the time, more than 1,000 people attended, which was “pretty sensational” in his view. “The turn of the century in Genoa was hopping,” Meritt said. Making their first appearance at the event was Ney Grange #1845, a fraternal organization advocating agriculture that began in DeKalb County in 1929. The county used to have nine granges altogether but by the 1980s Ney Grange was the only one left, said Barry Schrader, Ney Grange president. “Genoa is our home base,” Schrader said, “and being here, we wanted to introduce ourselves.” Also making an appearance were U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, played by Max and Donna Daniels respectively. Lincoln and his wife visited with many attendees and Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address on the caboose at the Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society.

8BRIEFS Law lowers compulsory school age in Illinois CHICAGO – Illinois will lower the required age that students must attend school under legislation signed Sunday by Gov. Pat Quinn. The law, which takes effect in the 2014-2015 school year, lowers the compulsory age from 7 to 6, a move state officials said puts Illinois in line with about half of U.S. states. Quinn signed the measure a day before hundreds of thousands of Chicago Public Schools students are expected to start the first day of classes. According to the new law, any student turning 6 years old on or before Sept. 1 must be enrolled to attend school for that school year. Initially, backers had wanted to lower the age to 5, as the District of Columbia does, but that idea was later scrapped.

Syria agrees to UN visit to possible attack site DAMASCUS, Syria – Syria agreed Sunday to a U.N. investigation into last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack outside Damascus – a deal a senior White House official dismissed as “too late to be credible,” saying the United States has “very little doubt” President Bashar Assad’s forces used such weapons. The hardening of the U.S. position came as calls for military action grow. In a sign the U.S. may be a step closer to an armed response, naval forces have already been dispatched toward Syria’s coastal waters, although President Barack Obama has cautioned against a hasty decision. With France, Britain, Israel and some U.S. congressmen urging swift military action against Assad’s regime if the use of chemical agents is confirmed, the U.N. team’s conclusions could have a dramatic impact on the trajectory of the country’s civil war.

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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 County Kayla A. Halleen, 18, of the 100 block of State Route 31, Oswego, was charged Sunday, Aug. 25, with unlawful drinking. Jaclyn S. Ragucci, 18, of the 600 block of Mansfield Way, Oswego, was charged Sunday, Aug. 25, with unlawful drinking. Justin J. Whiting, 18, of the first block of East Larkspur Lane, Bristol, was charged Sunday, Aug. 25, with unlawful drinking. Barrios Salvador, 41, of the 400 block of Horizon Lane, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, Aug. 25, with aggravated driving under the influence and endangering the life and health of a child. Delia Escutia, 27, of the 300 block of Willis Avenue, Rochelle, was charged Sunday,

Aug. 25, with DUI. Dominic J. Caputo, 19, of the 4400 block of Bellview Way, Rockton, was charged Saturday, Aug. 24, with disobeying a stop sign and DUI. Aaron T. Smiith, 20, of the 100 block of Woodloch Forest Drive, Rockton, was charged Saturday, Aug. 24, with unlawful drinking. Matthew M. Davis, 21, of the 900 block of Sarah Street, Sandwich, was charged Saturday, Aug. 24, with DUI. Scott A. Mactaggart, 53, of the 800 block of West Taylor Street, DeKalb, was charged Thursday, Aug. 22, with DUI. Briayan Estrada-Vasquez, 19, of the 1600 block of Kent Place, DeKalb, was charged Saturday, Aug. 24, with DUI, not having a valid driver’s license and unlawful drinking.

Sandwich Tabitha N. Cook, 26, of the 200 block of East Railroad Street, Sandwich, was charged Friday, Aug. 23, with unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

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Governor hopefuls in ’14 to choose running mates The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – The job of lieutenant governor is about to take on a whole new significance. For the first time, candidates for governor – who until now have run separately from candidates for lieutenant governor – must select running mates and be on a ticket with them. Several campaigns say they’ll announce their 2014 picks on or around Sept. 3, the date when candidates may begin circulating petitions to get on the March primary ballot. Others plan to wait until later in the fall. Just as in a presidential election, the choice will have the potential to help or hurt a campaign, so candidates say they’re considering their options carefully. They also say running as a ticket will help

them better define their priorities for voters and cover more ground as election season gets underway. “Two voices are stronger than one,” said state Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington, one of four Republicans seeking the GOP nomination. Candidates and their parties also hope the new process will help avert a disaster like 2010, when it was revealed shortly after the primary that the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor had been arrested on domestic battery charges and had used steroids. Scott Lee Cohen eventually dropped out, bowing to pressure from party leaders who feared his inclusion on the ballot could hurt Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s chances. Democratic officials put Sheila Simon on the ballot instead, and later that year

lawmakers passed and Quinn signed legislation to change how the lieutenant governor candidates are selected. The new way of doing things gives candidates a chance to round out their ticket by choosing someone who could appeal to a certain demographic or who brings a particular expertise they may be lacking. That could mean several of the all-male field of candidates will choose women as running mates, or that downstate candidates could look for someone from Chicago’s suburbs, and vice versa. But the candidates or their spokespeople all insisted that those kinds of political calculations weren’t driving their decision-making. They said they’re looking for balance and someone who can help run the state and step in and replace him if needed.

For Fort Hood shooter, is execution punishment or martyrdom he wants? The ASSOCIATED PRESS Maj. Nidal Hasan and many of his victims in the Fort Hood shooting seem to want the same thing – his death. But while survivors and relatives of the dead view lethal injection as justice, the Army psychiatrist appears to see it as something else – martyrdom. As the sentencing phase begins Monday Hasan’s conviction for killing 13 people in the 2009 attack, the conflict has not gone unnoticed. Autumn Manning, whose husband, Shawn Manning, survived being shot six times, views the death penalty as a double-edged sword. On the one hand, Hasan would get what he deserves. On the other, it also gives him exactly

what he wants. In the end, she said, it makes little difference because the military has not executed anyone since the 1960s. “So we know he will die in prison. So at that point, my mind changed because I’d like to see him suffer,” Manning Maj. Nidal said. “He’s alHasan ready considered a martyr in the Middle East or wherever those jihadist views are accepted.” Hasan’s courtroom silence, his refusal to cross-examine almost any witness and his decision to present no defense infuriated the civilian attorneys he fired earlier in the case in

favor of representing himself. They had been ordered to remain in court to help Hasan if needed. The attorneys protested, telling the judge he had a death wish and was paving the way for his own execution. The judge rejected their request to take over the case or to leave Hasan on his own. Hasan, a U.S.-born Muslim of Palestinian descent, has indicated that martyrdom is a goal. “I’m paraplegic and could be in jail for the rest of my life,” he told a military panel in 2010, according to documents his lawyer recently released to The New York Times. “However, if I died by lethal injection, I would still be a martyr.”

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Armed security on the rise in U.S. schools By CHRISTINE ARMARIO The Associated Press MIAMI – In the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Pembroke Pines, students returning to school this year are being greeted not only by their teachers and principal but also the armed school resource officer who will be stationed permanently on campus. Crime in this middle-class community has been on a steady decline, but city officials decided to place a school police officer at every elementary, middle and high school after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., last year. “It is a relief to have them here,” Lakeside Elementary School Principal Linda Pazos said Monday, the first day of school. In the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook, many districts across the nation are increasing the number of school resource officers on campus and, in a few cases, permitting teachers to carry concealed weapons themselves. An armed security presence is now standard in many of the nation’s middle and high schools, but it has been rarity at elementary schools. Few districts can afford to

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Dara Van Antwerp, the school resource officer at Panther Run Elementary School Pembroke Pines, Fla., walks the hallways Thursday of the school where she teaches in the Gang Resistance and Drug Education program in the Fort Lauderdale suburb. The armed school resource office will be permanently stationed on campus despite the decline in crime in this middle-class community. The decision comes in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut. place a school resource officer at every elementary school, because there are so many and they tend to have fewer incidents requiring a police response than middle and high schools. Lawmakers in every state in the nation introduced

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How Greenwald went from drama to crackpot Journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner was detained at London’s Heathrow Airport for nine hours – no waterboarding or electric shocks, just pointed questions and confiscation of David Michael Miranda’s computer gear. That prompted Greenwald to threaten Britain with more of his writings. “I think they’ll regret what they’ve done,” he said. Miranda, meanwhile, accused British authorities of “psychological violence.” Greenwald has enthralled paranoids on the right and the left with torrid tales of government perfidy. He’s a skilled enough communicator to leave the impression of revealing, or being about to reveal, appalling truths without actually delivering the goods. But at some point even his ardent fan base will have to step back, take a look at the sweaty denunciations, the self-dramatization and the “opera buffa” plot, and conclude that this story is ripe for rapid deflation. Some critics call the style “outrage porn.” Miranda’s experience was unpleasant, no doubt. But these inconveniences can happen when you’re a mule carrying stolen national security documents, as Miranda was doing. In reporting the detention, the Guardian newspaper, Greenwald’s employer, neglected to note that Miranda had just visited a filmmaker holding a trove of classified information provided by leaker Edward Snowden – until The New York Times did. Greenwald describes his ordeal: “We

VIEWS Froma Harrop spent all day – as every hour passed – worried that he would be arrested and charged under a terrorism statute.” In the bloody annals of civil disobedience, has anyone suffered so, as has Greenwald and his mate? At first reading a Guardian headline, “Glenn Greenwald: a failed attempt at intimidation,” I thought it referred to Greenwald’s comical efforts to intimidate the British government. In reading on, it was Greenwald’s vow to stand strong against inquisitive security personnel. One is struck by the unapologetic wall of unity displayed by the American and British authorities in this case. There are frightening threats out there, and no sane government is going to stop trying to find them. Grown-ups here and in Europe understand the seriousness of Snowden’s stealing of classified intelligence. Currently a guest of the Russian government, and previously China’s, Snowden insists, “I never gave any information to either government, and they never took anything from my laptop.” His host, former KGB official Vladimir Putin, would never do that. (How Snowden was ever allowed within 1,000 miles of classified information never ceases to amaze.) Now, one can’t ignore the possibility of abuse or overreach in our surveillance

programs. That they must be secretive by their very nature adds to frustration in the public’s understanding. But the wildest of the accusations against them thus far have withered to old complaints or minor ones, when important details were brought in. For instance, why this great shock over the government’s collection of telephone records? The Supreme Court ruled 34 years ago that Americans have no expectation of privacy regarding the numbers they call. The phone company has them! On the right, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is flailing his arms over rumors of an alleged vast National Security Agency conspiracy against privacy. It is vast to those who don’t count. A 12-month NSA audit found only 2,776 incidents out of about 240 million queries a year. Also, well more than half of them involved foreigners visiting the U.S. and talking on their foreign cellphones. Law permits the monitoring of communications in other countries. A theater critic once said that every play has a self-condemning line. Greenwald recently offered two, both joining the alleged police state with high romance: “To start detaining the family members and loved ones of journalists is simply despotic.” And, “Abusive government thugs bent on destroying the press detained my poor partner just because we’re together!” Psychological violence, indeed.

• Froma Harrop is a member of the Providence Journal editorial board. Follow her on Twitter @fromaharrop.


What would Martin Luther King Jr. march for today? By PETER DREIER The Washington Post What would the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. march for if he were alive today? America has made progress on many fronts in the half-century since King electrified a crowd of 250,000 people, and millions of Americans watching on television, with his “I Have a Dream” address at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. But there is still much to do to achieve his vision of equality. Today, at age 84, King would no doubt still be on the front lines, lending his voice and his energy to major battles for justice. Voting rights: Along with other civil rights leaders, King fought hard to dismantle Jim Crow laws that kept blacks from voting. He was proud of his role in pushing Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act in 1965. He’d be outraged by the Supreme Court’s recent ruling to weaken the law that, among other things, increased the number of black voters and black elected officials. Gun violence: During the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, King faced constant death threats and feared for his family’s life. He owned several guns and allowed armed guards to protect his home. But Bayard Rustin – a pacifist who was one of King’s closest advisers – persuaded King to give up his guns and guards and embrace a nonviolent strategy. Today he would probably push for tougher limits on gun ownership. Mass incarceration: King recognized that the criminal justice system has long had a double standard when it comes to the treatment of black and white Americans. Today he would be joining prison reform groups,

the ACLU, the NAACP and others that have been protesting racial profiling by police and drug policies that have resulted in 2.3 million Americans behind bars, many for nonviolent, minor offenses. Immigrant rights: King would be pleased by the ties between the civil rights and immigrant rights movements. Ten years ago, a coalition of union, immigrant, faith and civil rights groups organized an Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride. More than 900 riders on buses from nine cities traveled 20,000 miles, in the tradition of the 1960s Freedom Riders, to support immigration reform. National spending priorities: By 1965, King had turned against the Vietnam War, arguing that it was stealing precious resources from domestic programs and that it was “an enemy of the poor.” In his last book, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” King wrote, “The bombs in Vietnam explode at home; they destroy the hopes and possibilities for a decent America.” At the time, he called for a comprehensive plan to create jobs, rebuild cities, improve schools and lift the poor out of destitution.

Income inequality and the working poor: A half-century before Occupy Wall Street, King warned about the “gulf between the haves and the have-nots” and insisted that America needed a “better distribution of wealth.” During the final few years of his life, King focused much of his energy on helping low-wage workers fight for rights and respect. He was in Memphis to support striking garbage workers when he was assassinated in April 1968. Today he would join the growing campaigns to unionize and improve pay and working conditions for workers who earn poverty-level wages.

LGBT equality: Typical of most Americans in the 1950s and 1960s, King did not approve of homosexuality, even though his close adviser Rustin was openly gay. But when some civil rights leaders objected to Rustin’s role as the key organizer of the March on Washington, worried that it would tarnish the movement, King insisted that Rustin stay in the job. When King spoke out against state laws banning interracial marriage in 1958, he sounded a lot like those who advocate for same-sex marriage today: “When any society says that I cannot marry a certain person, that society has cut off a segment of my freedom.” The night before he was shot, King spoke at a rally for the striking garbage workers in Memphis. He told the crowd about a bomb threat on his plane from Atlanta that morning, saying he knew that his life was in danger because of his political activism. “I would like to live a long life,” he said. “Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain, and I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.” We haven’t gotten there yet. The best way to honor his memory is to continue his struggle for social justice. • Dreier is the E.P. Clapp distinguished professor of politics and chair of the urban and environmental policy department at Occidental College. His latest book is “The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame.”

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The last thing the U.S. higher education system needs, as any bewildered high-school parent will attest, is another set of rankings. So in that sense President Barack Obama’s proposal to help curb the cost of higher education with a new “college scorecard” is unfortunate. But let’s not allow the distracting nomenclature to stand in the way of what is essentially a thoughtful effort to address the causes of education inflation. The expense of attending a public university rose 46 percent in real terms from 2000 through 2010, while average incomes stagnated. After months of fighting over the precise interest rate on federal student loans, it’s refreshing to see the government finally focus on the underlying problem of costs. Obama’s basic approach – using the $150 billion the federal government provides annually in student financial aid to encourage more states and schools to embrace efficiency – is sound. It’s also reasonable to rank colleges and universities based on criteria such as affordability, graduation rates and alumni earnings. These metrics are supposed to be in force by 2015, and Obama wants them to guide federal spending by 2018. But rankings are tricky things: As the president himself noted, schools already seek to game the scoring system published by U.S. News & World Report. There’s a risk that schools will similarly shift their spending and policies to maximize their rankings, rather than maximizing the benefit to students. There’s also the risk of wasting precious time arguing with schools, students and states over how to build the ranking system, rather than focusing on reducing costs. There’s a better and quicker way to proceed – in fact, the Obama administration has already proposed it. In its 2014 budget request this spring, the White House asked Congress for $1 billion to fund a “Race to the Top” initiative for higher education, similar to the program of the same name for primary and secondary education as part of the 2009 stimulus package. The Race to the Top program allows the federal government to sidestep the contentious and protracted process of determining exactly how to define and measure each school’s progress. Instead, it would delegate that work to the states, in return for extra federal funding for those that show results. That proposal remains part of the package the president released Thursday. It risks being lost in a flurry of other ideas, including the new rankings, a “Datapalooza” of new information for students, a $260 million fund to test innovative approaches to saving money, a $500 million fund to promote accelerated degrees, and regulatory waivers for “experimental sites.” And those are just the measures aimed at controlling costs. It’s an impressive range of ideas. But initiatives with many moving and overlapping parts can be hard to manage. It would be a shame if none of these ideas came to fruition simply because they were part of a larger reform package that Congress rejected or, more likely, failed to take up. Bloomberg News

8 LEGISLATIVE DIRECTORY State Sen. Tim Bivins R-45, Dixon 629 N. Galena Ave. Dixon, IL 61021 Phone: 815-284-0045 Fax: 815-284-0207 Email: State Sen. Dave Syverson R-35, Rockford 200 S. Wyman St. Suite 302 Rockford, IL 61101 Phone: 815-987-7555 Fax: 815-987-7563 Email: State Rep. Tom Demmer R-90, Dixon 1221 Currency Court Rochelle, IL 61068 Phone: 815-561-3690 Email: Website: State Rep. Robert Pritchard R-70, Hinckley 2600 DeKalb Ave., Suite C Sycamore, IL 60178 815-748-3494 Fax: 815-748-4630 Email: Website: DeKalb County Board Chairman Jeffery L. Metzger, Sr. Legislative Center 200 N. Main St. Sycamore, IL 60178 Phone: 815-895-7189 Fax: 815-895-7284 Email: Website: Gov. Pat Quinn D-Chicago 207 Statehouse Springfield, IL 62706

Phone: 800-642-3112 Email: Website: U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren R-14, Winfield 1797 State Street, Suite A Geneva, IL 60134 Phone: 630-232-7104 Fax: 630-232-7174 427 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C., 20515 Phone: 202-225-2976 Fax: 202-225-0697 Website: U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger R-16, Manteno 628 Columbus Street, Ste. 507 Ottawa, IL 61350 Phone: 815-431-9271 Fax: 815-431-9383 Washington, D.C., office: 1218 Longworth HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: 202-225-3635 Fax: 202-225-3521 Website: U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin D-Illinois 309 Hart Senate Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-2152 Fax: 202-228-0400 Website: U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk R-Illinois 387 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-2854 Fax: 202-228-4611 Website: President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20500 202-456-1111 Website:

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Maple Park Fun Fest kicks off Saturday Maple Park Fun Fest will kick off at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, and continue through Monday. The weekend includes live music, crafts, a car show, a parade, toilet bowl races, food, a 5k run/walk, bags, fireworks and more. Children’s activities are new to the festival this year. Children of all ages will be entertained by Kidzmagic by Andrew Noyszewski and by a Minute to Win It game show hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Jumpy Jumpers will provide inflatables and a kids’ zip line, and there will be a bike and wagon parade Saturday. Saturday’s events begin at 7:30 a.m. with the Romp in the Park 5k Run/Walk at the fire station. Men’s slow-pitch softball will begin at

Maple Park Fun Fest will be held Saturday through Monday. The weekend includes live music, crafts, a car show, a parade, toilet bowl races, food, a 5k run/ walk, bags, fireworks and more. Shaw Media file photo

the Civic Center Fields at 8 a.m. Inflatables, the kids’ zip line, a craft show and a bags tournament open at 10 a.m. The beer garden and food vendors open at 11 a.m. The bike and wagon parade steps of at 12:30 p.m. The ninth annual Toilet Bowl Challenge begins at 1:30 p.m. The fire station will operate its smoke house from 2 to 5 p.m., and the Main Street Parade steps off at 6 p.m., rain or shine. Saturday’s stage lineup includes Just for Kix dancers, M&M Dance Studio, Kidzmagic by Andrew Noyszewski, Minute to Win It, Chemically Imbalanced, and Billy Croft and the 5-Alarm. Sunday’s events begin with the American Legion breakfast buffet from 7 a.m. to noon. The softball

tournament continues at 8 a.m. The Main Street car show runs from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Inflatables and kids’ zip line open at 10 a.m. and food and beer vendors open at 11 a.m. A fireworks show is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s stage lineup includes Shooter Whiskey and Back Country Roads. Monday’s events also begin with the Legion breakfast buffet from 7 a.m. until noon, and the conclusion of the softball tournament begins at 8 a.m. Fireworks will be held Monday if there is rain Sunday night. Registration is still being accepted for participants in the parade, craft show and car show. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit

Sixth annual bike ride benefits Egyptian Theatre The Egyptian Theatre’s sixth annual Ride Like an Egyptian century bike ride will be held Sept. 14. Registration is open. The recreational ride offers cyclists 25-, 50-, 75- and 100-mile route options through east-central DeKalb County and west-central Kane County. The ride begins and ends at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in downtown DeKalb. The ride

is open to all ages. Riders can begin anytime between 7 and 10 a.m. and bike at their own pace. All routes will close at 4 p.m. Registration costs $22 for adults and $5 for youth 16 and younger until Sept. 1. After Sept. 1, registration fees increase to $30 for adults and $10 for youth. Riders younger than 16 must ride with a parent or guardian.

Riders can register online at, call the theater for a registration form, or sign up at the Egyptian Theatre between 7 and 10 a.m. the day of the ride. The ride features a well-stocked central rest stop at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Maple Park. The Bike Haven of McHenry will provide tech support

at the central rest stop. In addition, an end-of- ride meal will be provided for registered riders. Non-participating family and friends can purchase meal tickets for $5. The ride goes on rain or shine. T-shirts featuring the ride logo are available in blue, green, pink or yellow for $10 before Sept. 1 or $12 after Sept. 1. Any adult rider that registers on or before Sept. 1 will

receive a free 4-by-4-inch square bumper sticker featuring the ride logo. Stickers will be sold at the event. Proceeds from this benefit will be used for the ongoing programming, operation, maintenance and preservation of the Egyptian Theatre. For more information, call 815-758-1215 or visit

8BRIEFS Kiwanis offer Corn Fest parking, rummage sale Kishwaukee Kiwanis will offer $5 parking during Corn Fest and will host its annual rummage sale at the same time. Parking will be offered at 204 N. Fourth St. in DeKalb, the former Mike Mooney car dealership, from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The rummage sale will be at the same location from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Anyone who wants to donate items for the sale can drop them off between 3 and 6 p.m. Friday. Proceeds from both the parking fundraiser and the rummage sale will support Kiwanis projects throughout the community. For more information, visit

Feed’em Soup selling food during Corn Fest The kitchen at Feed’em Soup will be open for extended hours during Corn Fest weekend. The kitchen at 122 S. First St. in DeKalb is typically open from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday for its After Dark event, selling sliders, tapas and breakfast foods to help fund its weekly free dinner. It will keep those hours on Thursday, but will open at 5 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. Saturday. It also will have special Sunday hours from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. There also will be an open house for Lexi’s Corner, Feed’em Soup’s children’s program, featuring free games and children’s activities and free banana ice cream, while supplies last.

Library hosts Harry Potter anniversary party The DeKalb Public Library will host a party on Tuesday to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the publication of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” The library was one of 15 nationwide to win a party through the Harry Potter Librarian Contest by Scholastic, the U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter books. The contest celebrates the anniversary of the first book in the award-winning Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. The party will be held from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. inside the library, 309 Oak St. in DeKalb. Guests can enter through the wall at Platform 9 3/4. Once inside, they will be sorted into

houses, meet “Harry Potter,” enjoy snacks in the Great Hall and more.

Try DeKalb Park District fitness classes for free The DeKalb Park District will offer free fitness classes to try Sept. 3 through 5. On Sept. 3, people can try Zumba at 5 p.m., Muscle 360 at 5:45 p.m., yoga at 6:15 p.m. or Step It Up at 7 p.m. On Sept. 4, people can try pilates at 5:30 p.m., boot camp at 6:05 p.m., Tabata at 6:45 p.m. and Flirty Girl Fitness at 7:20 p.m. On Sept. 5, people can try More Core at 5:30 p.m., Power Kick at 6:05 p.m., Zumba toning at 6:45 p.m. and Flirty Girl Fitness at 7:20 p.m. People at all fitness levels are invited to try a class for free. Try-it classes will be held at the Sports and Rec Center, 1765 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb. The park district also will host its monthly Zumba party from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Sports and Rec Center. The Zumba party is $5 per person. For more information, call 815 756-8560 or visit www.

$2 movies support RAMP Sycamore Theatre will present $2 showings of “Monsters University” Friday through Sept. 12, and all the funds raised will be donated to RAMP. The $2 showings will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4:30, 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, 2, 4:30, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday. RAMP is a nonprofit agency that advocates for people with disabilities and helps them connect to resources that remove barriers to independent living.

The Sycamore Theatre is located on State Street in downtown Sycamore.

Exhibit gallery reopens for season DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, located at the Nehring Gallery, 111 S. Second St., DeKalb, is reopening the exhibit gallery for the school season. The gallery is open from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays Labor Day through Memorial Day. The gallery is available by appointment any time of the

year. Call 815-756-8737 or email

Lincoln Highway history presented at BCM The Friends of Barb City Manor Volunteer Auxiliary invites the public to its meeting at 2 p.m. Sept. 3 in the Activity Room of Barb City Manor Retirement Home, 680 Haish Blvd., DeKalb. Kay Shelton, president of the Lincoln Highway Association, will be the guest speaker. She will give a historical presentation on the Lincoln Highway.

This transcontinental route opened 100 years ago and significantly changed transportation in the United States. There will be a brief Friends business meeting after Shelton’s talk, followed by refreshments. All are welcome to attend. For those interested in joining the Friends auxiliary, annual dues cost $2 for active members and $5 for supporting members. Help is especially needed in the resale shop. Call 815-756-8444 for more information or for a ride to the meeting.

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Pritchard to meet with constituents State Rep. Bob Pritchard, R-Hinckley, will host a series of meetings over the next few weeks to meet constituents, listen to their opinions and offer assistance in dealing with state agencies. “We titled the meetings ‘making lemonade out of lemons,’” Pritchard said in a news release, “and we will be serving lemonade.” Everyone is encouraged to attend one of the meetings and discuss some of the issues facing Illinois, possible solutions and concerns. The locations are: • 9 a.m. Saturday at Burlington Fire Station, 154 South St., Burlington • 9 a.m. Sept. 14 at Werdin Community Center, 2S101 Harter Road, Kaneville • 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Cortland Town Hall, 59 S. Somonauk Road, Cortland • 9 a.m. Sept. 21 at Bonus Township Office, 9015 Marengo Road, Garden Prairie Those who are unable to attend one of the meetings, can call Pritchard at 815-748-3494, email bob@pritchardstaterep. com or visit

DOWNTOWN DEKALB Wednesday, September 4, 2013 4:00pm – 8:00pm SHOPPING 1 RAFFLES 1 FOOD 1 FUN 1 WEAR RED! Proceeds benefit

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Daily Chronicle / Monday Free blood pressure clinics: no registration required. • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays in the Kishwaukee Community Hospital Roberts Conference Center, DeKalb. 815-748-8962 or visit programs. • 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Valley West Community Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. 815-786-3962 or • 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at KishHealth Family & Specialty Care in Genoa. • 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays KishHealth Family & Specialty Care in Waterman. Mom’s Time Out: 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at South Prairie School, Sycamore. 815-895-3202. DeKalb Chess Club: 6 to 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. Equipment is provided but attendees are welcome to bring their own. info@dekalbchess. com or visit www.DeKalbChess. com. Bedtime Story Time: 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Participants can wear pajamas. Call Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email Singles club dances: 6:30 p.m. at St. Charles Singles Club at Hilton Garden Inn, 4077 E. Main St., St. Charles, across Route 64 from Pheasant Run Resort. Singles age 40 and older from all towns are invited. Admission, $10, includes a professional dance lesson until 7:30 p.m. and dancing until 11 p.m. For information on this and other events, call 630-340-6647

or visit Yoga Classes in DeKalb: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at DeKalb Area Women’s Center (men welcome), 1021 State St., DeKalb. All classes are appropriate for all levels, beginner to advanced. Price: $12 per class for drop-in or 10 classes for $100 if you buy a class pack. Bring a yoga mat. Wand Making Craft: 7 p.m. today and 4 p.m. Wednesday in Spanish (bilingual) in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email Tuesday Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary: 7 a.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive in DeKalb. Contact: Becky Beck Ryan, president, 815-758-3800. Tales for Twos: 9:30 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. Call 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email Corn on the Cob Craft: 10 a.m. today, 10:30 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, and 10:30 a.m. Thursday (bilingual) in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@ Moms in the Park: 10 a.m. at Chamberlain Park, 400 E. Second St., Genoa. Meet other moms. Networking For Families: Noon to 1 p.m. at the DeKalb County Health Facility in the Multi-Purpose Room, left side, at 2550 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. Barb City Swing Connection Tuesday dances: 7 to 11 p.m. at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln

Highway. Meals, beer and wine can be purchased. Admission costs $5 for a lesson followed by social dancing. No partner needed; casual wear and leather-soled shoes recommended. www.; connect on Facebook for notices and announcements. Barb City Manor Ice Cream Social: 7 p.m. in the Dining/Activity Room of the facility at 680 Haish Blvd., DeKalb. DeKalb Area Toastmasters: 7 p.m. Check the website calendar for meeting location. For adults who want to practice public and extemporaneous speaking, networking, leadership and mentoring. For more information about meetings, visit www., or call Larry at 815-756-2867. Kishwaukee Valley Barbershop Chorus rehearsals: 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. Contact: 815895-5955 or 815-756-3004. Male singers of all ages are invited to learn to sing in harmony. VietNow: 7:30 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Memorial Home, 121 S. California St. For all veterans who served in 1957 or after. For information, contact Herb Holderman at Wednesday Master Networkers Chapter, Sycamore Business Network International: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., Sycamore. Offers an opportunity to share ideas, contacts and business referrals. New members and visitors are welcome. Contact: Jon Bockman, president, at 815793-1832. A Matter of Balance Workshop: 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406

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Suydam Road, Sandwich. This eight-session workshop will help individuals or caregivers learn to increase strength and balance, reducing fall risks. Call 815-7869409 to pre-register. Toddler Time: 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. No sign-up necessary and walk-ins are welcome. Contact Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@ Kishwaukee Kiwanis: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hopkins Park Community Room in DeKalb. Contact: Amy Polzin at APolzin87@yahoo. com. “Newcomers” Group: Noon at Cafe 72, 682 Park Ave., Genoa. For information, call 815-7842626. Consumer Advocacy Council of DeKalb County: 3:45 p.m. at Ben Gordon Center’s Reality House, 631 S. First St. in DeKalb. Contact: 815-756-8501. CACDC meetings are open to the public, mental health consumers and family members concerned about mental health. Chess Game Play: 6 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. info@ or visit www. E-Book Help! Lab: 6 to 9 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Download e-books to your e-book readers or mobile devices. No sign-up required. 815-756-9568, ext. 220, or email Paper Players Crafters: 6 to 8 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Sign up at events or call 815-756-9568, ext. 220, there is a limit of 10

participants. Sycamore Lions Club: 7 p.m. at MVP’s Regale Center, 124 1/2 S. California St., for service-minded men and women interested in improving their community. Information can be found at or call Jerome at 815-501-0101. Bingo nights: 7:15 p.m. at Sycamore Memorial Veterans Home, 121 S. California St. Contact: Robert Fleetwood at 815-8952679. The public is invited. Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators: 7:30 p.m. in the lower level conference room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb. Visitors are welcome at these free monthly meetings. Contact Dr. Larry Vint of DeKalb at dekalbscbwi@ Thursday Bilingual Story Time: 10 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. For children ages 0 to 5. Contact Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email Friday Game Days: During library hours today and Saturday in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Board and card games will be available. For information, email or call 815756-9568, ext. 250. Bunco!: 12:15 p.m. in the senior lounge at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost to play is $1. Peace vigil: 5 to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. The DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice Peace Circle follows at 6 p.m. 815-758-0796. Troop support rally: 5:30 to

6:30 p.m. at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, across from Memorial Park. DAWC activities and gallery viewings: 7 to 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St. in DeKalb. Contact: 815-7581351 or All are invited to events; an entrance with an accessible lift is near the alley north of the building. Free parking is located at 415 N. 11th St., a half block south of the center. Saturday Saturday Cinema: 10 a.m. “Angels in the Outfield,” and 2 p.m. “Field of Dreams” in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Bring a friend and enjoy the show with some popcorn and light refreshments. No registration to this free event. 815-756-9568, ext. 260, or email Sunday Buck-a-Bag Book Sale: 1 to 5 p.m. in the lower level hallway at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. 815-756-9568, ext. 220. 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 events: Visit www. or call 815-7395788 or 815-986-5403 for other information. Middle Ages-Renaissance history re-enactors and those interested in “stepping into the past” are welcome. • Armored fighting practice: 4:30 p.m. behind Stevenson North at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

8COMMUNITY SERVINGS DeKalb County Salvation Army food pantry: 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Thursday; 5 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Ninth and Grove streets in DeKalb. For DeKalb County residents only. Call 815756-4308 or email gary_billings@usc. Sycamore Food Pantry: Noon to 4 p.m. Monday at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

815-895-9113. Feed my Sheep Pantry: 3 to 5 p.m. Monday and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St. in DeKalb. 815-758-3203. All are welcome. WWII Combat Flyers’ breakfast: 9 a.m. at Sycamore Parkway Restaurant, 605 E. State St. Contact: 815-7562157. Anyone who flew combat in

any capacity during World War II is welcome. Feed’em Soup Community Project Free Community Meals: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at 122 S. First St., DeKalb. These meals are free to anyone in need. People wishing to volunteer can visit and fill out a short contact form to receive updates about volunteer needs. Groups wishing

8SUPPORT GROUPS Monday Big Book Study AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m. at Senior Services Center, 330 Grove St. in DeKalb; 815-7584718. Job & Career Support Group: 2 to 4 p.m. in the Sycamore Public Library board room, 103 E. State St. Job seekers can network with others, compare notes, learn about job resources and work on their résumés and cover letters. The library provides books and computers to help with job searches. The support group organizers also arrange for speakers to address a variety of topics to aid in job searching. Funding for the JCSG is provided by a grant from the Sycamore Charities. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 5:45 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 13N535 French Road in Burlington. 847-833-6908. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-7565228; 12 & 12 AA(C): 6 p.m. at Sycamore Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. DeKalb County Chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: 6 to 8 p.m. last Monday each month at DeKalb Unitarian Universalist Church, 158 N. Fourth St. All are welcome to join PFLAG. Contact Patricia at 815-375-3212 or Group Hope: 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the private dining room at Rochelle Community Hospital. 815-398-9628. 12 Step & 12 Traditions AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St. in DeKalb; Back to Basics AA(C): 7 p.m. at Union Congregational, 305 S. Gage St., Somonauk. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Expect A Miracle AA: 8 p.m. open meeting at United Methodist, Third and South streets,

to volunteer or spearhead events, such as food drives, for Feed’em Soup Community Project, can send email to Info@ NICE pantry: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays and by appointment other days at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. Contact: 815-824-2228. Knights’ Saturday Burgers and More: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DeKalb Knights of

Columbus Hall, 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Open to the public. Burger buffet: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. Hamburger or cheeseburger with chips are available or sandwich and buffet. The buffet includes potato salad, macaroni salad and beans. Proceeds help fund community projects and scholarships.

For information about Alcoholics Anonymous closed meetings, call 800-452-7990 or visit

Kirkland. 800-452-7990; www. We Are Not Saints AA(C): 8 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Tuesday Easy Does It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Weight Watchers: 9:30 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Safe Passage Sexual Assault adults’ support group: 815-7565228; Genoa Taking Off Pounds Sensibly: 6 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings at CrossWind Community Church, 13100 Cherry Road. 815-784-3612. Hinckley Big Book Study AA(C): 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 801 N. Sycamore St. 800-452-7990; Sharing of the Spirit Circle: 6 to 8:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb, Public is invited.; 815-739-4329 or bjoanwatson@ Women’s “Rule #62 Group”: 6 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. For information, call Kathy at 815756-6655. 800-452-7990; www. Better Off Sober AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800452-7990; Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesday Night Fellowship Group(C): 7 p.m. at The Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman St. in Sycamore. 815-739-1950. Good Vibes Al-Anon group: 7 to 8 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St., DeKalb. Wheelchair accessible entrance is on North Third Street. Parking available in lot located on northwest corner of Third and Pine streets. Contact Mary Ann at 815-895-8119. Sexaholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at 512 Normal Road, DeKalb

(behind church in brick building). 815-508-0280. Veterans Peer Support Group: 7 to 8 p.m. at Ben Gordon Center, 12 Health Services Drive in DeKalb; www.bengordoncenter. org. For information about the free group, call 815-756-4875 or 815-793-6972. Smoky Mirror AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. 33930 N. State Road, Genoa, 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m. at 1201 Twombly Road in DeKalb;; 815-964-5959. Program of Recovery AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Wednesday Fresh Beginnings AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; New Beginnings AA(C): 10 a.m. at 120 Main St., Kingston. 800-452-7990; 24-Hour-A-Day Brown Bag AA(C): 12:05 p.m. at Newman Center, 521 Normal Road, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Weight Watchers: 5 p.m. weigh-in, 5:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group; 815-7565228; Came to Believe AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Living After Loss: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at DeKalb County Hospice, 2727 Sycamore Road, Suite 1B, DeKalb. Living After Loss is a free child-loss group intended for parents who have experienced the death of a child, no matter the age. For more information or to register, visit or call DeKalb County Hospice at 815-756-3000. North Avenue Pass It On AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at North Ave.

Baptist Church, 301 North Ave., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb; www.rragsna. org; 815-964-5959. Hopefuls AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Thursday Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-7565228; Back To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800452-7990; Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. weigh-in and 5:30-6:30 p.m. meeting at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. Call Lydia Johnson, chapter leader, 815-895-4618. Keep It Simple AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. One Day Café AA(C): 6 p.m. at Waterman United Methodist Church, 210 W. Garfield St. 800452-7990; Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road. 800-452-7990; A Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 N. State St., Genoa, 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; Closed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com.

Friday Sexaholics Anonymous-DeKalb: 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Christ Community Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. This 12-step recovery program is for Internet addiction. Contact: 815-508-0280. Pass It On AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. There is a Solution Too AA: 12:05 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; B.Y.O.B. Big Book – 12 & 12 Discussion AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Big Book Discussion AA(C): 7 p.m. at Newman Catholic Student Center, 521 Normal Road, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Fox Valley AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 N. Main St., Sandwich. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. County Line Group Big Book AA(C): 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 121 N. Sycamore St., Maple Park. 800-452-7990; www. One Day At A Time AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; There is a Solution AA(C): 8 p.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, 120 Main St. 800-452-7990; Day PAA(C): 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www. Saturday Overeaters Anonymous Walkand-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at the Northern Illinois University Lagoon, meeting at the NIU Lincoln Highway parking lot.; Contact: Marilyn at 815-751-4822. It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S.

Stott St., Genoa. 800-452-7990; As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; 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@ Narcotics Anonymous: 10 to 11 a.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb; www.; 815-964-5959. 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 or www. Back to Basics AA: 6:30 p.m. at Cortland United Methodist Church, 45 Chestnut Ave., Cortland. 800-452-7990; www. AA Speaker Open Meeting: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Saturday Night AA(C): 10 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Sunday 24 Hours a Day AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800452-7990; Steps And Traditions AA(C): 6 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 23, Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. No Longer Hopeless AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-452-7990;


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A strong ridge of high pressure over the region will allow heat and humidity to pour into the area Monday with hazy sunshine and breezy southwesterly winds. Highs in the low 90s with heat indices near 100. Tuesday will be the hottest day this week. A weak cold front brings isolated storms early Wednesday and 80s through Friday. Temperatures in the 90s return by Sunday.









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Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.00” Month to date ....................................... 1.91” Normal month to date ....................... 3.63” Year to date ......................................... 25.51” Normal year to date ......................... 25.27”

Sunrise today ................................ 6:14 a.m. Sunset tonight ............................. 7:38 p.m. Moonrise today ......................... 10:41 p.m. Moonset today .......................... 12:23 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow ........................ 6:15 a.m. Sunset tomorrow ........................ 7:37 p.m. Moonrise tomorrow ................ 11:22 p.m. Moonset tomorrow ................... 1:20 p.m.

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Kenosha 90/71 Lake Geneva 91/67

8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. The higher the UV Index™ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.


Rockford 92/71

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Dixon 92/69

Joliet 90/69

La Salle 92/72 Streator 92/70

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Evanston 91/75 Chicago 92/73

Aurora 91/69


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Waukegan 89/71

Arlington Heights 93/73

DeKalb 92/75

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SECTION B Monday, August 26, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson •



5 things learned from fall camp By STEVE NITZ AP photo

Nadal is surging, but knee an issue for Open NEW YORK – Ask Rafael Nadal (above) how his famously troublesome left knee is feeling on the eve of the U.S. Open, and he’ll balk a bit while formulating a response. “I am ...” the 12-time major title winner began, haltingly, during an interview with The Associated Press. “You know ...” he resumed, before smiling sheepishly and pausing again. Eventually, Nadal offered something of a complicated answer. “I have to say that I am very well, because the results have been amazing since I came back,” he said. “If I say something else, [it] will sound strange.” That’s because when the year’s last Grand Slam tournament begins today, none of the players setting foot on the blue hard courts of Flushing Meadows possesses as much momentum – or is in as fine form – as the No. 2-seeded Nadal. He’s won his past 10 matches heading into the first round against the 97th-ranked Ryan Harrison of the United States. Another past U.S. Open champion on Monday afternoon’s schedule is 2000-01 winner Venus Williams, a former No. 1 now ranked 60th who will be taking on recent Wimbledon semifinalist and 12th-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium. At night, Williams’ younger sister Serena, the defending champion, plays 2010 French Open winner Francesca Schiavone of Italy, while 17-time major champion Roger Federer faces 62nd-ranked Grega Zemlja of Slovenia. The biggest curiosity when it comes to Nadal these days is how his knees will hold up. They’ve presented recurring problems for him over the years, particularly the left one, which kept him out of action from late June 2012 until February 2013. He missed the London Olympics, last year’s U.S. Open and this year’s Australian Open. “I feel more comfortable now than six months ago, that’s for sure,” Nadal said, then quickly added: “But I still have pain some days.”

– Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro baseball Cincinnati at St. Louis, 6 p.m., ESPN Houston at White Sox, 7:10 p.m., WCIU Cubs at Los Angeles, 9:10 p.m., CSN Soccer Premier League, Chelsea at Manchester United, 1:55 p.m., NBCSN Tennis U.S. Open, first round, at New York, noon, ESPN2 U.S. Open, first round, at New York, 6 p.m., ESPN2

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DeKALB – Well, that went by fast. Northern Illinois’ fall camp has come and gone. On Aug. 31, the Huskies will finally take the field for the first time since the Orange Bowl when they take on Iowa at Kinnick Stadium. Gone are a lot of prominent faces from last year. There are a lot of different ones that will line the stat sheet this fall. We won’t really know what NIU is made of until the Huskies take the

field – after all, these are light-hitting workouts for the most part – but fall camp gave me some good insight into the team. Here are five things I learned about the 2013 Huskies.

1. The defense has the chance to be close to last year’s unit “Chance” is the key word. NIU’s losses on “D” have been well-documented. There’s also a ton of talent coming back. Jimmie Ward should be a first-team All-Mid-American Conference pick. Jamaal Bass should be on a different

level. Ken Bishop played great on the interior line at the end of last season. At linebacker, Boomer Mays should do a fine job replacing Victor Jacques in the middle, and the position is deep with Michael Santacaterina and Rasheen Lemon in addition to Bass. Joe Windsor had seven sacks last year and is now in a starting role. Dechane Durante is back as a starting safety after missing some time with an injury last season. There are key losses here, but NIU has perfectly capable replacements.

See CAMP, page B2

Countdown to kickoff



Northern Illinois at Iowa, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, BTN, AM-1360

Fact of the Day: 5 – Receiving touchdowns for Tommylee Lewis last year, second-most on team behind Martel Moore.



Monica Maschak –

Sycamore girls volleyball coach Eric Nore talks to players at practice Tuesday. Nore is in his first season of coaching the Spartans.

Nore takes over for Spartans, plans to continue their success By ANTHONY ZILIS Recently retired Sycamore volleyball coach Debbie Klock was never shy about waving her arms, shouting instructions to her players, or even jumping in the air after a big point. New coach Eric Nore probably won’t do any of that. Nore is a calmer type who is more likely to let his players work through a game themselves than instruct from point to point. “[Klock] would tell us what we needed to fix after every point and she would always be there to correct us and give suggestions,” Sycamore captain Shannon Maher said. “He’s still there to do the same things, he just likes to let us figure it out a little bit first to build some leadership, I think. They’re both very good coaching styles, but they’re just very different.”

After 18 years with Klock on the sidelines, most of which were successful, the change will be stark for Sycamore. But that doesn’t mean the Spartans aren’t excited about their new coach. “He definitely has a different coaching style, but it’s something that we’ve all gotten used to by now,” Maher said. “It’s going really well, we’re all adapting to it really quickly.” The transition doesn’t stop with the head coach. Three Daily Chronicle All-Area players graduated after last season, including Player of the Year Ratasha Garbes. Maher and All-Area libero Christina Dailey, who will be the Spartans’ captains this year, already began taking on leadership roles this summer before Nore was hired in June, when they gathered their teammates for weight lifting and workouts. But when Dailey found out about the hire, she was relieved. “In the spring, while other fall sports

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More inside Check out volleyball season preview capsules on PAGE B2. are already starting their conditioning and all types of stuff, volleyball was still waiting to hear, ‘Hey, what’s going on, do we have a coach?’ ” Dailey said. “A lot of my friends from club had really good things to say about him.” Despite the turnover Nore has great expectations for the Spartans that were

already set high by Klock’s program, which went to the state semifinals in 2007 and 2009. While he may have a different way of procuring excellence from his players than Klock did, the goal hasn’t changed. “We both have the same goals in mind, and that’s being at the peak of our game every single time we step on the court,” Nore said. “Maybe we have different philosophies on how to get there, but she’s a very competitive woman, very competitive coach. I’m the same way, I just take it in a different direction as far as how to get the competitiveness out of the kids. “It’s a little daunting because I know she’s had a lot of success taking them downstate a couple of times. They’re big shoes to fill, but I’m definitely looking forward to the challenge trying to get Sycamore back to where it was a few years ago.”

Unkindest cut of all for potential Bears players The road to a final NFL roster each August is a mean street. For NFL veterans in their third or fourth stop and hoping for one last grasp at glory, the ride all too often ends with the gruesome sound of the axe dropping on their pro football careers. Such was the fate of Bears veterans Devin Aromashodu, Tom Zbikowski, Kyle Moore, Leonard Pope when the Bears announced their first round of training camp cuts on their way to the 75-player roster limit.

VIEWS Hub Arkush What is particularly painful for these four is the knowledge they weren’t axed because the Bears have better players at their positions, they took the fall because the Bears have younger and lesser-known players on the roster. Anyone who’s been with the team since training camp began knows it would be

wrong to say Marquess Wilson and Joe Anderson are clearly better than Aromashodu today. Brandon Hardin may not even be as good as Zbikowski. Cornelius Washington clearly is not as prepared to contribute today as Moore; and Fendi Onobun, Steve Maneri and Kyle Adams could all still learn a lesson or two from Pope. The reason these four veterans got their walking papers is because their “ceilings” have been reached and we know we’ve seen the best that each

has to offer. The younger players they leave behind had two big advantages over the veterans in their roster battles and the older guys knew it from the time camp began. Every one of the younger guys may still have a higher, perhaps much higher, ceiling. If they’re not as good today as the veterans who’ve been sent away, there is still the chance they’ll be better than those players ever were with more time to develop. To be clear, any of Wilson,

Anderson, Harden, Washington, Onobun, Maneri and Adams could be sent packing as soon as this Friday or Saturday. But even if it’s just a few more days, the organization’s investment of time and resources is better spent on them than the veterans they’ve outlasted. Advantage number two for many in the younger group is this coaching staff and front office has an investment in them it did not have in the others.

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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Volleyball Paw Paw at Hiawatha, 6:45 p.m. Boys Soccer Rochelle at Hinckley-Big Rock, 4:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Somonauk, 4:30 p.m. Boys Golf DeKalb, Sycamore, Indian Creek at Kishwaukee Invitational at Kishwaukee Country Club, 2:45 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock vs. IMSA at Hughes Creek, 4 p.m. Genoa-Kingston vs. Marengo at Marengo Ridge, 4 p.m. Girls Golf Hinckley-Big Rock vs. ACC at Phillips Park, 4 p.m. Genoa-Kingston vs. Marengo at Marengo Ridge, 4 p.m.

TUESDAY Volleyball Hiawatha at Westminster Christian, 6:30 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Sandwich, 6:30 p.m. Amboy at Indian Creek, 6:30 p.m. Boys Golf DeKalb at Sycamore, 4 p.m. Rochelle at Kaneland, 4 p.m. Boys Cross Country Genoa-Kingston at Rock Falls Rocket Run Invite at Centennial Park, 4:30 p.m. Girls Tennis DeKalb at Hononegah, 4:30 p.m. Girls Cross Country Genoa-Kingston at Rock Falls Rocket Run Invite at Centennial Park, 4:30 p.m. Girls Golf Indian Creek, Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Somonauk at Indian Oaks, 4 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Gatz leads Indian Creek boys golf to third place Using the modified Stableford scoring system at the Sandwich Invitational at Edgebrook Colf Course in Sandwich, Indian Creek’s Peyton Gatz recorded 30 points and finished third overall Saturday. IC’s Drew Headley placed fourth with 27 points and Indian Creek totaled 95 points, good for third place behind Ottawa (116) and Sandwich (107). Jake Wieseler (17), Emerson Witte (11), David Boehne (10) and Kooper Gordon (4) also scored for the Timberwolves.

Indian Creek girls golf sixth at Rock Falls The Indian Creek girls golf team finished with a 427, tying for sixth place in the Class A pool at the Rocket Invite at the Rock River Golf and Poll in Rock Falls.

Hinckley-Big Rock girls golf finishes sixth Hinckley-Big Rock girls golf posted a score of 33 and finished sixth out of 10 teams at the West Aurora Night Golf Tournament at Valley Green on Saturday. “Our girls love this event,” H-BR coach Greg Jourdan said. “West Aurora places a priority on fun, so this tournament is really about getting the girls together and creating memories.”

Japan beats California in LLWS title game SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Ryusei Hirooka lined a decisive two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning, Shunpei Takagi hit two solo home runs, and Tokyo beat Chula Vista, Calif., 6-4, Sunday to win the Little League World Series. It was the 14th championship game for Japan, which was making its fourth straight appearance in the title game, and ninth title. California, making its 23rd championship game appearance, has won seven World Series titles.

Scott opens FedEx Cup playoffs with a win JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Masters champion Adam Scott won The Barclays on Sunday after everyone around him did their best to lose it. Scott played bogey-free and closed with a 5-under-par 66. He finished an hour before the final group, and watched from the locker room at Liberty National.

– Staff, wire reports

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O-lineman picks up offer from NIU By JEFF ARNOLD Trevor Ruhland knew it wouldn’t be long before the interest he’s received from college recruiters translated into scholarship offers. His second came on Friday. The Cary-Grove junior offensive lineman received an offer from Northern Illinois, according to Ruhland’s father, Matt, who played at Iowa. Ruhland said Saturday

morning that NIU’s proximity to his home in Cary makes the offer even more attractive. The 6-foot-4, 265-pound lineman picked up an offer from Minnesota last month following a one-day camp in Minneapolis. Ruhland’s camp experience was limited to Minnesota and Vanderbilt this season due to a hamstring injury. Ruhland said he’d like to play in the Midwest, making NIU – 45 minutes from Cary

– and Minnesota, six hours away – both viable options. “My parents mean everything to me,” Ruhland said. “So to be able to play close to home would be huge.” Ruhland is expected to play on both sides of the ball this season for the Trojans, who reached the 6A state championship game last season. Ruhland played on C-G’s sophomore team’s defensive line as a freshman and said returning to defense now as

a junior doesn’t require much adjustment and said he’s had good incentive to keep up his conditioning. Ruhland can start interacting with coaches through social media channels on Sept. 1 and expects the recruiting process to pick up. “I’m ready for it,” Ruhland said. “Between high school football and [recruiting], it’s going to be a hectic time, but it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

2012 record: 4-4 Little Ten Conferece, lost in Class 1A Regional semifinals to Newark Key returners: Lauren Paver, Sr.; Caitlyn Flanigan, Sr.; Anne Klein, Jr. Key newcomers: Karrigan Cowen, Jr.; Jacqueline Madden, Jr. Outlook: All-Area middle blocker Lauren Paver returns for a team that could improve on last season’s .500 mark in 2012. The Royals lost a few key pieces, including All-Area hitter Beth Klein, but a talented junior class should be able to take the reins. Weirich’s take: “We expect to put together a strong season and give both Newark and Lamoille a run for their money this year. We have a lot of talent out on the court coupled with our desire and teamwork, we can go far this season in the conference competition.”

KANELAND Coach: Kerri McCastland (first season) 2012 record: 23-13, 5-5 NI Big 12 East, Lost in Class 3A Sectional semifinals to Richmond-Burton Key returners: Ellie Dunn, Jr.; Brin Wilk, Sr.; Casey Jacobson, Sr.; Emily Laudont, Sr.; Meredith McCafferey, Sr.; Ellie Strang, Sr. Outlook: The Knights return plenty from a team that won the regional title last season, which was labeled a rebuilding year. Kaneland challenged for the conference title last year, and it should be a major factor in the NI Big 12 East race this year.

8Volleyball preview capsules DeKALB Coach: Ben Fisher (second season) 2012 record: 30-9, 6-4 Northern Illinois Big 12 East; lost to Rockford Boylan in the Class 4A Sectional semifinals Key returners: Courtney Bemis, Sr.; Madison Lord, Sr.; Courtney Wagner, Sr.; Abby Hickey, Sr.; Nicole Schladt, Jr. Key newcomers: Kate Hickey, Jr.; Kayla Schafer, So.; Heather Bemis, So.; Morgan Newport, So. Outlook: The Barbs had the area’s best overall record this past year, but they weren’t able to carry that success over to the conference season, where they finished third in the NI Big 12 East. This year, they bring back the bulk of their roster, so a NI Big 12 East championship should be the expectation for this group. Fisher’s take: “We have a lot of skill and athleticism and a good amount of experience mixed with some young talent. We are back in the gym and working towards having another successful year. The improvement during preseason has been great, but we are still trying to solidify an identity. We have a positive outlook and high expectations for the upcoming season, just as we do for every season.” GENOA-KINGSTON Coach: Keith Foster (fourth season) 2012 record: 1917, 7-5 Big Northern Conference, lost to St. Edward in Class 3A Regional quarterfinal Key returners: Olivia Cotton, Sr.; Bridget Halat, Jr. ; Breea Rogalla, Jr.; Cassidy Abraham, Jr.; Lindsey Sunderlage, Sr.; Sam Hansel, Sr.; Molly Caldwell, Sr. Key newcomers: Torri Bennett, So.; Lexi Howie, Fr.; Katie McClusky, Jr.; Erin Boester, Jr. Outlook: Foster continued the process of turning around a Genoa-Kingston program that strug-

gled before he arrived. The Cogs put together a solid season in 2013 behind all-state libero Olivia Cotton, and they’ll return a large portion of their roster, which could make for one of the better teams in the area. Burlington Central has always been a measuring stick for the Cogs, and this may be the year they get that win against their rivals that has eluded them in Cotton’s three years on varsity. Foster’s take: “We have a heavy return of veterans and expect to compete in the Big Northern Conference this year with top teams Burlington Central and Richmond-Burton. Behind our strong offense and returning setters along with our all-state libero Olivia Cotton we expect to be strong contenders in our regional as well.” HIAWATHA Coach: Rick Koselke (first season) 2012 record: 8-16, lost to Keith in Class 1A Regional semifinals Key returners: Makenzie Adamson, Sr.; Michelle Wittwer, Sr.; Dawn Failla, Sr. Key newcomers: Lexie Leffelman, Jr.; Casey Martinez, Jr.; Skylar O’Hern Jr.; Courtney Bolin, Jr.; Alanna Sterling, Jr.; Madeline Dashney, Fr.; Cassie Barrett, So.; Madison Marshall, Fr.; Jessica Znamenski, Fr.; Michelle Percudani, Fr. Outlook: The Hawks returned no starters from last season’s team, so the going may be difficult under a new coach. But Koselke is optimistic that his team can finish with a .500 record in the LTC, even after eight seniors graduated. Koselke’s take: “With no starters returning, it’s going to be a learning year for all of us. But I’ve got three good senior leaders and a good group of juniors. The frosh-soph team is one of the strongest I’ve seen in a long time. The future looks very bright, indeed.” HINCKLEY-BIG ROCK Coach: Joanne Weirich (second season)

INDIAN CREEK Coach: Stephanie Crutcher (12th season) 2012 record: 18-17, 4-4 Little Ten Conference; lost in Class 2A Regional semifinals to Westmont Key returners: Kayla Kauffman, Sr.; Bailey Martenson, Jr.; Emma Goodrich, Jr.; Rebekah Goodrich, Jr.; Rebekka Boehne, Jr.; Hannah Mathews, Jr. Key newcomers: Sam Schultz, Jr.; Morgan Conley, Jr.; Sarah Dempsay, Jr.; Olivia Elliot, Jr. Outlook: The Timberwolves lost All-Area players Kate Thuestad and Dallas Boehne to graduation, along with a few other key pieces, so this year will be one of transition. With a roster loaded with juniors, Indian Creek will look at this year with an eye to future success. Crutcher’s take: “With only one senior returning, we are a very young team. The girls have worked hard in the offseason, but we have also dealt with injuries. They are learning new positions and how fast the game is at the varsity level.”

SYCAMORE Coach: Eric Nore (first season) 2012 record: 24-14, 8-2 NI Big 12 East; lost in Class 3A Regional semifinals to Kaneland Key returners: Christina Dailey, Sr.; Shannon Maher, Sr.; Emily Young, Sr.; Gabby Wenger, Sr.; Kendra Larson, Jr.; Shae McCoy, Jr.; Mattie Hayes, Jr. Outlook: The Spartans lost three Daily Chronicle All-Area players, including Player of the Year Ratasha Garbes, who will play for Illinois State this fall. All-Area libero Christina Dailey will return to lead a team with plenty of veterans, so a second consecutive conference championship isn’t out of the question. Nore’s take: “Are we going to go out and dominate people and just overpower teams? Probably not. But we’re definitely going to be a team that can scrap; with leadership, I think Kendra Larson is going to start to come out as a good setter. We’re going to be solid, we haven’t talked about how many matches we’re going to win or how far into the state tournament we’re going to go. We’re just focusing on getting better every single day.”

– Anthony Zilis,

Cutting down on roster just a day in the life in the NFL • ARKUSH Continued from page B1 Phil Emery spent draft choices on Hardin, Washington and Wilson and as such they will get extra consideration. As an undrafted gem Emery discovered last year, Anderson will get the benefit of the doubt as well. Fair or not, that’s life in the NFL. I asked Aromashodu the other day if having been through the process multiple times makes it any easier. “You

get to understand the process a little better, I guess you can cope with whatever happens a little better from having been through it but it’s pretty much the same feeling, you just understand it better.” I couldn’t shake the feeling he saw the handwriting on the wall when I asked him how the competition looks and he told me “Marquess Wilson is definitely doing a good job as a young player and I think he’s stepping up and doing what the coaches expect of him.” Therein lies the rub. The

younger less experienced players just need to do what’s expected of them to hang around. Journeymen veterans have to make themselves indispensable and Aromashodu, Zbikowski, Moore and Pope couldn’t. Moore appeared to have the best chance of this group of sticking, consistently running with the twos and at times the ones in practice. But Washington is a freak of an athlete and classic underachiever in college who if the light goes on could eventually be a difference maker. Moore was never going

to beat him out if all he offered was a dependable if not spectacular number four at defensive end. Could any of the four veterans still catch on elsewhere? Sure, there’s always a chance. But the outcome is likely to be the same while the young Bears they leave behind can still dream big, at least for a few more days.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct Detroit 77 53 .592 Cleveland 71 59 .546 Kansas City 65 64 .504 Minnesota 57 72 .442 White Sox 54 75 .419 East Division W L Pct Boston 77 55 .583 Tampa Bay 74 54 .578 Baltimore 70 59 .543 New York 69 61 .531 Toronto 58 73 .443 West Division W L Pct Texas 75 55 .577 Oakland 72 57 .558 Seattle 59 70 .457 Los Angeles 58 71 .450 Houston 43 86 .333

GB — 6 11½ 19½ 22½ GB — 1 5½ 7 18½ GB — 2½ 15½ 16½ 31½

Sunday’s Results White Sox 5, Texas 2 Cleveland 3, Minnesota 1 Detroit 11, N.Y. Mets 3 Baltimore 10, Oakland 3 N.Y. Yankees 3, Tampa Bay 2, 11 inn. Toronto 2, Houston 1 Kansas City 6, Washington 4 L.A. Angels 7, Seattle 1 Boston 8, L.A. Dodgers 1 Today’s Games Houston (Oberholtzer 3-1) at White Sox (Rienzo 1-0), 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 10-7) at Kansas City (Guthrie 12-10), 1:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 4-12) at Toronto (Dickey 9-12), 6:07 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 10-9) at Detroit (Ani. Sanchez 11-7), 6:08 p.m. Texas (Blackley 1-1) at Seattle (J.Saunders 10-12), 9:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Houston at White Sox, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. Oakland at Detroit, 6:08 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 6:10 p.m. Cleveland at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. Saturday’s Results White Sox 3, Texas 2 Boston 4, L.A. Dodgers 2 Detroit 3, N.Y. Mets 0 Oakland 2, Baltimore 1 Cleveland 7, Minnesota 2 Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 Houston 8, Toronto 5 Washington 7, Kansas City 2 L.A. Angels 5, Seattle 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct GB Pittsburgh 76 54 .585 — St. Louis 76 54 .585 — Cincinnati 74 57 .565 2½ Milwaukee 57 73 .438 19 Cubs 55 75 .423 21 East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 78 52 .600 — Washington 65 65 .500 13 Philadelphia 59 71 .454 19 New York 58 70 .453 19 Miami 49 80 .380 28½ West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 76 54 .585 — Arizona 66 63 .512 9½ Colorado 61 71 .462 16 San Diego 59 71 .454 17 San Francisco 58 72 .446 18 Sunday’s Results San Diego 3, Cubs 2, 15 inn. Colorado 4, Miami 3 Detroit 11, N.Y. Mets 3 Milwaukee 3, Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia 9, Arizona 5 Kansas City 6, Washington 4 Atlanta 5, St. Louis 2 San Francisco 4, Pittsburgh 0 Boston 8, L.A. Dodgers 1 Today’s Games Cubs (Arrieta 1-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 12-3), 9:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 11-5) at St. Louis (Lyons 2-4), 6:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 10-6) at N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 6-2), 6:10 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 4-9) at Colorado (Nicasio 7-6), 7:40 p.m. San Diego (T.Ross 3-6) at Arizona (McCarthy 2-8), 8:40 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Cubs at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Miami at Washington, 6:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. Cleveland at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 7:40 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 8:40 p.m. Saturday’s Results Cubs 3, San Diego 2 Boston 4, L.A. Dodgers 2 Detroit 3, N.Y. Mets 0 Arizona 12, Philadelphia 7, 18 inn. Miami 3, Colorado 0 Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 3 Washington 7, Kansas City 2 St. Louis 6, Atlanta 2 San Francisco 6, Pittsburgh 3

ESPN analyst falls ill at Dodger Stadium LOS ANGELES – ESPN analyst John Kruk has left the television booth at Dodger Stadium after becoming dehydrated. Kruk is in Los Angeles for Sunday night’s game between the Red Sox and Dodgers. The Boston Globe reported he was taken from the press box on a stretcher.

– Wire report


Huskies will have many running backs, wideouts • CAMP Continued from page B1 2. There are options at running back NIU was in a rough spot at the Orange Bowl. Starting tailback Akeem Daniels probably wasn’t 100 percent. Keith Harris Jr. was out with an injury, and Leighton Settle was gone by then. Cameron Stingily had an impressive August, and Harris looked good at last week’s scrimmage and had some success as a true freshman last year (remember, he did score the Huskies’ first touchdown of

the season). Daniels is the guy, but the coaching staff probably feels a lot better about the depth of the position than they did at the start of camp. However, Daniels is still recovering from offseason foot surgery, and it looks like there’s a good chance he doesn’t play at Iowa, so we may get to see that depth real quick.

3. No clear backup QB Earlier this week, NIU head coach Rod Carey said he hadn’t yet decided on a backup quarterback, that the competition between sophomore Matt McIntosh and redshirt freshman Drew Hare was extremely

close. Both have had second-team reps in camp. Hare looks like the better passer, McIntosh the better runner. I’m interested to see who it is when the team’s depth chart is released. Of course, Huskie fans certainly hope they don’t have to see too much of either of them.

4. Huskies boast a strong crop of wideouts Tommylee Lewis should be in for a good season. Juwan Brescacin is a nice target at 6-1, 219 pounds and averaged over 20 yards per catch last year. Big things could be in store for him. Angelo Sebastiano had a good spring and brought that mo-

mentum into August. Talented true freshman Aregeros Turner has a good shot at seeing the field.

5. Not a lot of respect for NIU I honestly figured the Huskies had a decent shot at being ranked in the Top 25. The coaches and media members who vote didn’t share the same opinion. NIU came in with just 19 votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll (one of them from Carey) and 16 in the Associated Press Poll. It basically proves that for a non-AQ team to earn a preseason ranking, they either have to sustain a long run of great seasons (Boise State) or end up

Sunday’s Results New Orleans 31, Houston 23 San Francisco 34, Minnesota 14 Thursday’s Games Cleveland at Bears, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Jets, 6 p.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. Detroit at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Jacksonville at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Carolina, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. New Orleans at Miami, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Giants at New England, 6:30 p.m. Tennessee at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Baltimore at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 7 p.m. Houston at Dallas, 7 p.m. Arizona at Denver, 8 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 9 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 9 p.m. Friday’s Results Bears 34, Oakland 26 Seattle 17, Green Bay 10 Saturday’s Results Washington 30, Buffalo 7 Indianapolis 27, Cleveland 6 N.Y. Jets 24, N.Y. Giants 21, OT Kansas City 26, Pittsburgh 20, OT Philadelphia 31, Jacksonville 24 Tampa Bay 17, Miami 16 Denver 27, St. Louis 26 Dallas 24, Cincinnati 18 Tennessee 27, Atlanta 16 San Diego 24, Arizona 7 End of preseason

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Caitlin Krause, 12, of DeKalb, crosses the finish line at the annual DeKalb Corn Classic 3-kilometer and 10-kilometer races on Saturday in DeKalb. Go to to see more photos from the race.


Winners crowned in 10K run By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF Woodstock’s Dan Kremske was the overall winner of the DeKalb Corn Classic 10-kilometer run on Saturday. Kremske finished the race in 31 minutes, 3 seconds, more than three minutes ahead of Ryan Case, who finished in

2013 RESULTS OF DEKALB CORN CLASSIC 10K, Saturday, DeKalb Female Overall Winners Place Name City Age 1 Kristen Heckert Lisle 26 2 Julie Ralston Dwight 32 3 Christina Ryzhov DeKalb 12 Female 15 to 19 1 Rachael Martin Sycamore 19 2 Sally Tahir Des Plaines 18 Female 20 to 24 1 Ashlyn Mathy Northbrook 20 2 Emily Harnden Sycamore 22 3 Nelle Youel Crystal Lake 20 Female 25 to 29 1 Catherine Peters DeKalb 29 2 Aimee Buck Milwaukee, Wisc. 28 3 Lisa Wywrot Lombard 26 Female 30 to 34 1 Rebecca Schwantes DeKalb 32 2 Molly Kasperski Oglesby 34 3 Emily Polak Sycamore 32 Female 35 to 39 1 Melissa Payne Wagner Genoa 37 2 Julie Vanderbleek DeKalb 38 3 Michelle Irwin Rockford 37 Female 40 to 44 1 Elizabeth Kershisnik DeKalb 44 2 Michele Gaeta Peru 44 3 Julie Lee South Elgin 44 Female 45 to 49 1 Lisa Royer DeKalb 47 2 Linda Bailey Lakewood 49 3 Julie Theill Geneseo 45

Time 36:11 38:23 41:28 51:34 53:54 45:37 46:16 46:43 42:50 43:29 47:29 42:08 49:14 53:46 45:31 50:26 50:54 47:02 47:42 48:17 47:36 50:44 53:58

second place. Buffalo Grove’s Alex Harrison finished third overall. Kresmke took home $250 and the Robert A. Clauson Memorial Award for his win. DeKalb’s Misha Ryzhov was the top local finisher, taking eighth overall with a time of 37:11. He was the winner of the 15 to 19 age group and will

be a senior at DeKalb this year. Lisle’s Kristen Heckert was the top female finisher, crossing the line in 36:11. She was followed by Dwight’s Julie Ralston and DeKalb’s Christina Ryzhov. Aurora’s Dick Lamermayer was the oldest finisher at 84. He finished the race in 1:41:52.

Female 50 to 54 1 Connie Marsh Rockford 51 47:32 2 Carol Pratt Varna 53 53:33 3 Tracey Goodman Sycamore 51 54:38 Female 55 to 59 1 Valerie Vesely Ottawa 56 55:50 2 Kathleen Yerke Huntley 55 56:03 3 Gina Ingraham St. Charles 551:01:45 Female 60 to 64 1 Barbara Harte Ottawa 60 49:54 2 Kathy Bastuck LaSalle 62 1:04:59 3 Helen Thomas Rogers, Ark. 63 1:17:36 Male Overall Winners 1 Dan Kremske Woodstock 24 31:03 2 Ryan Case Normal 31 34:23 3 Alex Harrison Buffalo Grove 22 35:34 Male 1 to 14 1 Domanic Kennedy DeKalb 14 53:57 2 Joshua Chaffin Marengo 13 54:35 3 Fabian Lopez DeKalb 11 1:02:13 Male 15 to 19 1 Misha Ryzhov DeKalb 17 37:11 2 Jared Smith DeKalb 16 39:07 3 Wouter De Geyndt Glenview 18 42:37 Male 20 to 24 1 Chris Hammes Sycamore 21 39:41 2 Joshua Thompson Rockford 24 47:25 3 Adam Slaker Corvallis, Ore. 24 47:46 Male 25 to 29 1 Eric Crutchfield Wilmington 27 36:45 2 Kenneth Borre Lombard 28 37:59 3 Christopher Moreno DeKalb 27 43:09 Male 30 to 34 1 Michael Lucchesi Lisle 33 36:15 2 Andrew Graham Washington, D.C. 31 41:02 3 Edward Pernicka Palo Alto, Calif. 31 41:54 Male 35 to 39

1 Stephen Rohan Chicago 36 38:40 2 Miguel Temores Elgin 37 39:26 3 Jacob Gutierrez Carpentersville 35 43:32 Male 40 to 44 1 Clark Anderson Romeoville 43 38:56 2 John Olson Lake in the Hills 42 39:22 3 Joel Spalding Huntley 43 39:31 Male 45 to 49 1 Peter Tinkler Woodstock 46 39:18 2 Thomas Smith DeKalb 49 42:25 3 Jesus Ruiz DeKalb 45 43:06 Male 50 to 54 1 Mike Egle Glenview 51 36:43 2 Mike Ruggio Wheaton 51 37:45 3 David Holtsford Lipan, Texas 52 40:08 Male 55 to 59 1 Michael McCahey Downers Grove 58 41:48 2 Thomas Wilcox Rockford 55 42:50 3 Joseph Hart Sandwich 57 43:23 Male 60 to 64 1 Jim McDonald Normal 61 45:42 2 Frederick Schwantes DeKalb 63 45:59 3 Jerry Marcec Geneva 61 46:48 Male 65 to 69 1 Alan Neil Marengo 65 45:06 2 Dennis Leaf Rockford 68 47:27 3 Thomas Baumgartner Yorkville 69 1:06:15 Male 70 to 74 1 Dean Rowe Princeton 70 55:36 2 Daryl Rolland DeKalb 71 1:04:36 3 Tom Kirts DeKalb 73 1:17:32 Male 75 to 79 1 Terry Temple Stillman Valley 77 1:02:00 2 Russell Scott DeKalb 78 1:05:36 Male 80 and over 1 Dick Lamermayer Aurora 84 1:41:52

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Woman’s weekend lover not going full-time Dear Abby: I am a divorced woman in my mid-40s. I started dating again about two years ago, and shortly after, I met “Jed.” He is someone I’d love to spend the rest of my life with. We have been seeing each other for more than a year, and I’d like some sort of commitment. I have tried talking to him about it. All he’ll say is, “We’re committed and monogamous and that’s enough, so don’t start with me.” We spend Thursday through Sunday together. Jed says Monday through Wednesday is his time to be alone. We don’t talk or see each other during that time. We may email or text, but I’m not allowed to go to his house or call him. I have told him I don’t want to still be packing

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips for weekend trips to his house – it’s 10 minutes away – when I’m 80. I also never know how Jed feels about me. He never tells me he loves me, and if I say it, he’ll say it back very quickly like it’s an inconvenience. He doesn’t compliment me or act like I’m important to him at all. I’m financially stable but would have a better lifestyle if I could share the bills with someone. Marriage is not important, and I have explained that to him, but I want a full-time commitment. Am I wasting my time? – Time’s

A-Wastin’ in Georgia

Dear Time’s A-Wastin’: Do you realize that not once in your letter did you mention anything POSITIVE Jed does for you? He has told you directly that this is as committed as he’s willing to get. Men who “love” women don’t forbid them from coming to their home or calling; in fact, they WELCOME them. Jed doesn’t say “I love you” unless he is cornered because it appears he DOESN’T love you. Yes, you’re wasting your time. If you want someone to share living expenses so you can enjoy a better lifestyle, find yourself a roommate. Dear Abby: I have been married for 29 years and I’m having concerns about my husband. I’m not sure what to make of the fact that he is

becoming effeminate. For many years he has shaved his underarms, legs, etc., to the point that he is completely hairless. He recently lost some weight and is joining a gym. He wears women’s stretch tights and a girdle to work out, because he says it helps him sweat around his middle. He is also very concerned about exfoliating the bottom of his feet and putting lotion on his legs. He says these things shouldn’t bother me, but they do. I don’t know what to make of it, and when I try to talk to him about my concerns, he blows me off. Do other men do this kind of stuff? I’ve only been with him, so I don’t know. Can you give me another perspective? – A Little Worried in Wisconsin

Dear Worried: These days some men wax, shave, moisturize and exfoliate their bodies. Your husband may wear tights at the gym because he looks around and sees younger men with sleeker physiques and he’s self-conscious about his own. If he’s not getting strange looks from others working out there, his attire may not be that unusual. It’s important that couples, particularly those who have been married as long as you two have, be able to talk to each other. Because some of this is a recent change in your husband’s behavior, you deserve an explanation. • Write Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

‘Comfort foods’ are not the answer to stress Dear Dr. K: Why do I eat when I’m stressed out? Can you suggest ways to help me overcome this impulse? Dear Reader: Worry and pressure can cause a person to seek comfort, and one of the most immediate forms of comfort is “comfort food.” It’s good, and it’s also a temporary distraction from what you’re worrying about. But this is not the whole story. The effect of stress on appetite is a bit complicated. An acute stressor can actually shut down appetite. For our ancestors in prehistoric times, an acute stressor might have been an approaching lion. For us it might be an approaching automobile, a fire, or a medical emergency involving a family member.

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff During such acute stress, the brain sends messages to the adrenal glands atop the kidneys to pump out the hormone epinephrine (also known as adrenaline). Epinephrine helps trigger the body’s fight-or-flight response. That’s a revvedup physiological state that temporarily puts appetite on hold. But the drip-drip-drip of chronic stress, day in and day out, is a different story. The adrenal glands release another hormone called cortisol, which increases appetite and

may also ramp up the motivation to eat. Once a stressful episode is over, cortisol levels should fall. But if the stress doesn’t go away – or if your stress response gets stuck in the “on” position – cortisol may stay elevated. Stress also seems to affect food preferences. Stress hormones increase a craving for high-fat, sugary foods. Once ingested, these foods may inhibit activity in the parts of the brain that control stress and related emotions. In other words, these foods really are “comfort” foods in that they seem to counteract stress. This may contribute to your stress-induced craving for them. The best way to counter chronic stress-induced eating

may be to deal with your underlying stress. You’ll be killing two birds with one stone. Here are some suggestions for countering stress: • Meditation reduces stress and may help you become more mindful of your food choices. My friend Dr. Herbert Benson, a meditation researcher here at Harvard Medical School, described the following exercises to elicit the relaxation response: Select a word, mantra, prayer or thought. Focus your attention on it in a relaxed manner. When other, everyday thoughts intrude, let them go. Refocus your attention on step one in a relaxed and patient manner without frustration or judgment.

Start by doing this for five minutes. Gradually increase the amount of time you spend on the exercises. • Low-intensity exercise may reduce cortisol levels. Some activities, such as yoga and tai chi, have elements of both exercise and meditation. • Friends, family and other social supports can ease the effect of stress. Reach out to friends and family for help from time to time. While you’re working on lowering your stress, rid your refrigerator and cupboards of high-fat, sugary foods. Keeping those “comfort foods” handy is just inviting trouble.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

I’ll stop spending time with your boyfriend Dr. Wallace: My best friend and I had a bitter dispute regarding me spending a lot of time alone with her boyfriend. I did spend time with him, alone, but all I was doing was trying to help him patch things up with Connie, my best friend. I have no romantic interest in him at all. If he broke up with Connie, I would never go out with him for any reason. The guy is just not my type. Connie and I are not talking, and this really has me in a depressed mood. What should I do to get her close friendship back again? – Nameless, Oklahoma City, Okla. Nameless: Be the ice-breaker. The longer you wait, the

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace harder it will be to be close friends once again. Somebody’s got to swallow her pride and make the first step toward reconciliation, and it might as well be you. Meet her face-to-face and apologize for allowing the dispute to get out of hand. Remind her of all the fun times you shared with her and tell her that there will be many more. Bite your tongue if she brings up thoughts of you spending “too much” time with her boyfriend. Simply say, “I won’t be spending any

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – In the year ahead, your insight will guide you into interesting situations that will encourage you to expand your skills and friendships. Favors will be granted, and teamwork will help you reach goals that you have only dreamed about in the past. Travel is indicated. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – The people you encounter and the places you visit today will prove valuable. Know your limitations, but try your hardest to make the most of a good opportunity. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Do what’s expected of you and keep moving. If someone is being pushy, find out why, and do your best to defuse the situation. It’s best to take care of your responsibilities before someone complains. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – You’re in an interesting cycle that will expand your spirituality and ability to handle change. Discuss those innovative ideas of yours – it’s time to start making them happen. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Avoid gossip or idle chatter; someone could get you to talk out of turn. A change in your financial situation due to outside pressure will result in stress. Offer suggestions and hands-on help instead of cash to those seeking your aid. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Money is heading in your direction, enabling you to do more of the activities you enjoy. Your boss or colleagues will recognize your contributions and celebrate them. It’s time to think big. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Improve your health and the way you present yourself to the world. You’ll need patience when dealing with an institution as well as a degree of financial flexibility. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – It’s a good day to drum up interest in an idea or investment opportunity. Discuss your plans with potential helpers. The right colleagues will be eager to aid you. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Keep your life simple. A move or domestic change will result in higher costs and trouble with someone you expected to help you. You need to play it cool and adjust to the shifting winds. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Share your thoughts with knowledgeable people. Your recent personal growth will help you develop a friendship with someone who will prove motivational. Focus on making positive strides. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Change your routine and welcome events that introduce you to alternative ways of reaching your goals. Your family and co-workers will have lots of advice for you, but trust your own instincts foremost. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Use your creative assets to present your ideas and thoughts to others. You will get the support you need to make worthwhile contributions to a cause within your community. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – You’ll be eager to try something new or to enjoy the company of someone refreshing and eccentric. An emotional situation at home will need some fine-tuning if you want to avoid discord.

time with your boyfriend from this moment on!” If Connie rolls her eyes when you mention her boyfriend, relax and try making a truce a few days later, after she has had time to think things over. Dr. Wallace: I’m 19, and my boyfriend is 21. We have been together for more than two years. Ken is a great guy and treats me wonderfully. He doesn’t do drugs of any kind, smoke or drink hard liquor, but he does consume quite a bit of beer. I don’t nag him, but I do gently remind him that I wish he would eliminate drinking beer completely – and I would be happy if he slowed down to a six-pack a week. At this point, he’s up to four


six-packs weekly. I remind Ken that beer will make him overweight, especially around his waist, and he answers that beer isn’t all that bad because it’s made out of a blend of grains and that beer in moderation is a healthy drink. Is this possible? – Nameless, St. Louis, Mo. Nameless: Your boyfriend is mistaken. Alcohol of all types is high in calories, but contains zero nutrients, minerals, vitamins or proteins. Alcohol depletes the body of such vitamins and minerals as calcium, zinc, magnesium and potassium. It also depresses appetite, which can lead to malnutrition, even if the drinker appears to be

overweight. There is one exception to avoiding alcohol. That’s when a medical doctor tells a patient to “have a small amount of red wine because it’s good for your heart.” Some, but not all doctors, agree that something in red wine appears to help the heart. It’s possible that flavonoids or resveratrol have heart-healthy benefits, but the American Heart Association warns that if you start drinking red wine just to prevent heart disease, the alcohol can be addictive and can cause or worsen other health problems.

• Email Dr. Robert Wallace at


BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Take your time, notably at trick one Jack Benny said, “It’s not so much knowing when to speak, as when to pause.” At the bridge table, it’s often not so much knowing when to play, as when to pause for thought. That applies in particular at trick one. The more thinking at trick one, the better you will play, whether you are the declarer or a defender. In today’s deal, how should South play in five hearts after West leads the diamond king? The bidding was short but exciting. East’s four-spade opening bid would have usually been based on an eight-card suit, but was understandable since he was nonvulnerable. However, South had an easy five-heart overcall. West wondered about six diamonds, but knew it would be a wild action. (Six diamonds doubled can be defeated by seven tricks, minus 1,700.) Now to this difficult declarer-play problem. Given the opening lead, South has only 10 top tricks: seven hearts, one diamond and two clubs. Yes, the club jack might drop singleton or doubleton, but that is unlikely. And assuming it does not appear, how can declarer possibly get home? There is one chance: South must find West with the club jack. And, even harder to realize, declarer must not win the first trick. Let’s assume West continues with the diamond queen. South ruffs in his hand, draws trumps, cashes the club ace, and overtakes the club queen with dummy’s king. Then he continues with the club 10, pitching a spade from his hand. West takes the trick, but must give the lead back to the dummy and allow declarer to discard his last two spades.


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