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Barbed Wire Betties Virginia Tilton (far right) of Wayne and Sarah Snow of Rochelle push teammate Tammy Carver of DeKalb Saturday in the Toilet Bowl Challenge at Maple Park Fun Fest.

LOOKING FORWARD Model audition Saturday for charity fashion show LaFOX – A model audition for a fashion show is set from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Lord of Life Church, which is at the corner of Route 38 and LaFox Road, LaFox. The fourth annual charity show takes place Oct. 12 at the church. For information, visit or Proceeds will benefit Live Out Loud Charity for suicide prevention, with a small portion being donated to the Lord of Life Church Comfort Dog Ministry. Models must be available for an evening rehearsal Oct. 11 and for the entire show day Oct. 12. All models must register date and time by emailing Paperwork will be sent to the models.

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Toilet bowl race draws big crowd By ANDREA AZZO MAPLE PARK – The racers looked focused. They all stared at the course in front of them, determined to sprint past traffic cones and circle back to cross the finish line and win the title: Toilet Bowl Challenge champions. The ninth annual Toilet Bowl Challenge had racers sitting on decorated toilet bowls on wheels and teammates pushing them across the course Saturday at Maple Park Fun Fest. But the exact premise of the race is what makes it so fun, spectators said. People crowded Main Street and even stood on rooftops to watch. Maple Park resident Chad Ruff enjoyed the race so much that he said he’s thinking about entering next year. “Where else but Maple Park can you have a toilet bowl race?” he said. The winner of the race, Rigged Up, had a toilet bowl glued and taped to a skateboard. Four teams participated in the race. Winning the Pooh finished second, Dump Dynasty finished third and the Barbed Wire Betties, a roller derby team, received an honorable mention. Dump Dynasty, a play on words of a reality TV show on A&E called “Duck Dynasty,” also took home the $100 prize


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Jack Miller, 10, of Maple Park and his Duck Dynasty teammates wait to race Saturday in the Toilet Bowl Challenge at Maple Park Fun Fest. They won the “Best in Show” prize for their costumes and decorations. for Best in Show. Their toilet was covered in moss and had two ducks and a stereo which played, “Sharp Dressed Man” by ZZ Top, the “Duck Dynasty” theme song. The Dump Dynasty team also had the youngest participants. Each of the boys, all under 12 years old, wore a long beard as part of their costumes. Beth Miller, the mother of one of the racers and designer of the Dump Dynasty toilet,

said she designed the toilet two weeks before the race. “I used a whole lot of glue sticks,” she said. Larry Stachura, designer of the Winning the Pooh toilet, spent two days on his design. Stachura said half the fun of the Toilet Bowl Challenge is to come up with a theme. “One year, we were Royal Flush, and we all dressed up as kings,” he said. Stachura’s teammate, Jon

Ausbury, said it was his fourth year racing. Ausbury wants his daughter to race next year. “She’s a little shy, so I’ll have to force her into it,” he said. Rigged Up received $100 for their win, Winning the Pooh received $75 and Duck Dynasty won $50. Maple Park Fun Fest continues Monday. For a schedule and details, see

Lightning sparks 2 house fires in Geneva By ASHLEY SLOBODA GENEVA – Two houses caught fire about 20 minutes apart in Geneva on Friday evening when severe weather passed through the area, Geneva Fire Department officials said in a news release. No injuries were reported. The first fire was reported about 7:18 p.m. in the 900 block of Sunset Road. The homeowner reportedly heard lightning strike, saw flames from the kitchen window and left through the front door to a neighbor’s home.

‘Block Party’ is summer’s farewell bash

Upon arrival, officials reported, firefighters saw flames on the south side of the home along the wall of an attached garage. Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames and vented the house after learning its gas line was damaged, officials said. Officials determined lightning either struck the supply line or a nearby tree, thus damaging the piping and igniting the escaping gas, according to the release. Nicor Gas reportedly made temporary repairs to the damaged piping. Damage to the house was limited to burnt siding and

some smoke damage to the interior, officials reported, noting no damage estimate was available Saturday. Meanwhile, a second house fire was reported about 7:42 p.m. in the 1500 block of Keim Circle, where smoke and flames were visible from the roof and neighbors tried to control the blaze with a garden hose from the front yard, officials said. Fire damage was limited to the roof, which was apparently struck by lightning, officials said, adding the second floor beneath the fire area sustained water damage. Officials said no damage

estimate was available Saturday and that firefighters spread protective salvage covers over furnishings on the first floor and basement. The residents exited the house before firefighters arrived, officials said. Units from Batavia, St. Charles, Elburn, Fermilab, North Aurora, South Elgin and West Chicago assisted the Geneva Fire Department. Saturday, members of other fire departments – including Batavia, St. Charles, Elburn and Fox River & Countryside – said they received few, if any, storm-related calls Friday.

BATAVIA – Rianna Null, 10, of Batavia sat perfectly still as Lily the Clown applied the paint and powder that would transform her face into the visage of a tiger. While Rianna and Lily were quiet and concentrated, around them bouncy houses were filled with scores of children inside, music of a bygone era was blasting and crowds of people filled the Batavia Riverwalk. It was all part of the city’s “Block Party” Sunday, seen as the last party of the season. Food was at the ready from every front, from tacos to pizza, at the 1950s themed event. Sim White of Warrenville was on a blanket with his wife and children having a dinner break during the festivities. “I like the food,” White said, between bites of a tamale. “They have really good food.” In the interest of full disclosure, White said he provided the bounce houses for the party – and stayed to enjoy. Kathey Papenmeier of Batavia, also having a nosh with her husband and two children, said it was a great community event. “I just like coming down and being with the community of Batavia – maybe for the last time this summer before we all get cooped back up into our homes and schools and soccer and daily routines all over again,” Papenmeier said. She praised the food, including pizza, fish tacos, enchiladas and root beer. Frank Bryant of Batavia stood in the shade of a tree to eat some pizza and do some people watching. “I like the pizza, the root beer and spending time with people from town,” Bryant said. “This is the last hurrah of summer.”


Perez, whose term ends in 2014, said he hopes the next sheriff continues the event. The car show not only lets residents see members of law enforcement in a different light, he said, but it also draws the community together for a good cause. This year, proceeds benefited the Fox Valley United Way. Perez hoped to raise $10,000, he said, noting the event generates a lot through sponsorships. “We’ll do OK,” he said. Car show participant Ray Luttrell had his own goal Saturday. The Sandwich resident said he lost his 22-year-old son, Matthew, to suicide in April and is talking to everyone he can, especially children, about suicide prevention.

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Ray Luttrell of Sandwich restored his 1967 Ford Galaxy 500 with his late son, Matthew, who committed suicide this year. Luttrell uses car shows as an opportunity to talk to people about suicide prevention. He also honors his stepson, Brandon Riemenschneider, a Kendall County Sheriff’s deputy who died in a motorcycle accident in 2011. Luttrell participated in Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez’s annual Charity Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday.

Judge rules in favor of Richmond-Davis parents By BRENDA SCHORY GENEVA – A judge has ruled in favor of the parents in the Richmond-Davis legal battle against St. Charles School District 303 over its reconfiguration of two elementary schools. Attorney Timothy Dwyer, representing the plaintiffs, confirmed Sunday that

Kane County Judge David Akemann issued his ruling late Friday, finding for the parents. In 2011, 17 parents sued, alleging that District 303 acted illegally and in contradiction of Illinois School Code regulations to have Davis become a K-2 school and Richmond, a school for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders. The number of plaintiffs was reduced to two

during the course of the case, which was heard in a bench trial last week. The 22-page decision was not immediately available this weekend, but Dwyer said Akemann adopted nearly all of an opinion and order he wrote as requested by Akemann from both sides. “Our opinions and orders were 360-degrees apart,” Dw-

yer said. “The judge adopted maybe 95 percent of mine. The judge specifically found the administration not to be credible.” Jim Blaney, spokesman for District 303, said officials were not aware that a verdict was in. “I’m happy,” said school board member Ed McNally. “This vindicates the parents who brought the suit.

This vindicates the parents who – all along – indicated there were problems with the process at the school. And frankly, when you look at the scores that came out of Richmond-Davis for 2013, the gap has widened between Richmond-Davis and the rest of the district. ... We are performing less well. That shows this plan was an abject failure.”

New bronze sculpture captures history of Batavia By BRENDA SCHORY BATAVIA – An iconic windmill, a Native American Potowatomi along with limestone and colored glass to represent the Fox River were encompassed in a new bronze sculpture unveiled Sunday on the William J. Donovan Bridge in downtown Batavia. The new sculpture, entitled “A Look Back” by artists Oscar Leon and Jessica LoPresti, combines the elements of the city’s past with its natural history, the second of four sculptures planned for the bridge, Mayor Jeff Schielke said. As the mayor, City Administrator Bill McGrath and artist Leon climbed on the tarpwrapped sculpture to pull off

the cords, a crowd gathered on the sidewalk cheered, clapped and took photos. LoPresti and Leon won a competition to be commissioned to create the sculpture for the city. “This means so much to me,” LoPresti, 37, of Chicago, said. “I have worked with many artists on sculptures, I’ve been an assistant I’ve done lots of paintings. But this is my first sculpture where I can say, ‘I am a part of this,’ in a major way.” Leon, 33, of Highwood, said they took a lot of time to capture the true essence of the local history. “For us to be able to capture something like this means a great deal,” Leon said. “Not only is it as opportunity for

us as artists, but it’s really an opportunity for generations … to continue the conversation … for all those future generations.” McGrath said the artists worked with local historians and windmill experts Bob and Francine Popeck for technical advice. They also traveled to the Potawatomi Cultural Center, Library and Museum in Forest County, Wis. to have the tribe’s elements represented accurately and with respect. Leon explained that the Potowatomi means “Keepers of the Fire” and that is why next to the Potowatomi man, who is dressed for winter, is a fire, and why he faces east. “They educated us on how they dressed and their way of life and the key areas of their

culture,” Leon said. One of the skills the Potawatomi prided themselves

on was their hunting skills, so behind the man is a bow and quiver of arrows.

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ELBURN – To help keep his mind off a cancer diagnosis, South Elgin resident Keith Kmieciak spent months turning a stripped 2004 Ford Police Interceptor into a fully equipped squad car that serves as a memorial vehicle dedicated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Kmieciak – whose sons and son-in-law work in law enforcement – said the vehicle made its public debut at the Fourth of July parade in South Elgin. In addition to collecting donations for the memorial fund, he raises money by selling copies of “Heroes Behind the Badge,” a documentary he

plays on a 42-inch TV in the trunk. On Saturday, Kmieciak – whose last scan showed he is cancer-free – displayed the vehicle at the seventh annual Charity Car and Motorcycle Show at the Martin Family Farm in Elburn. Although the show didn’t start until noon, morning rains affected the number of registered cars, said Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez, who presented the event with Kendall County Sheriff Richard Randall. Without the rain, Perez said, the show likely would have had double the turnout, which he placed at about 90. Past shows have ranged from 85 to 246 cars, he said.

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Batavia takes showdown with Glenbard North Frazier makes two sacks to secure victory By JAY SCHWAB BATAVIA – The Batavia football team was on the verge of blowing out defending Class 8A state runners-up Glenbard North on Saturday night, only to see the Panthers spring back to life and threaten to steal the game late. Bulldogs junior Noah Frazier made sure that didn’t happen. Frazier sacked Panthers quarterback Brett Gasiorowski on both third and fourth down of Glenbard North’s final possession with the Panthers in Batavia territory seeking to tie or take the lead, preserving Batavia’s 2926 win at Bulldog Stadium. Frazier’s second sack allowed the Bulldogs’ offense to take over at their own 41-yard line and eventually wind the final two minutes off the clock. “This was a heck of a battle here,” Batavia coach Dennis Piron said of a penalty-laden game that took more than three hours to complete. “You had two teams that sort of wore each other out at that point and time, someone’s got to make a play, and Noah Frazier, what a great job. “Noah’s one of the hardest working, strongest young men in our high school. The things that he’s capable of doing will just become more and more evident as the year goes on.” A versatile player – Piron said Frazier is capable of chipping in at linebacker, defensive end and offensively at tight end – Frazier thought late blitzing by the Bulldogs paid dividends. It was Batavia’s second straight narrow, season-opening win against the Panthers after Batavia nipped Glenbard North, 4241, last year in Carol Stream.

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Batavia’s James Millette (2) chases after Glenbard North quarterback Brett Gasiorowski during Saturday’s game at Batavia High School. “It was a huge game for us because we beat them last year but I don’t know if anyone really gave us the credit we deserved last year,” Frazier said. “They weren’t going to overlook us at all this year. They knew we were coming. They were going to want revenge for last year. It was just a huge game to start the season off against a great program, and we got a great win. The team played great.” Batavia trailed, 12-7, at halftime, but excellent field position during the third quarter paved the way for the home team to seize control. The Bulldogs took over at the Glenbard North 35-yard line early in the third after the Panthers were lucky to get off their punt following a botched snap. A 14-yard quarterback keeper by senior Micah Coffey set up Anthony Scaccia’s

1-yard touchdown run, and Coffey hit Jordan Zwart on a two-point conversion pass for a 15-12 Bulldogs lead. Batavia senior Michael Moffatt recovered a Glenbard North fumble on the Panthers’ ensuing possession. The Bulldogs capitalized once more, as Moffatt reeled in a slick, 45-yard touchdown reception from Coffey, pinning the football on Panthers defensive back Robert Collier’s back for a moment before grabbing control of the ball. “That was unique,” Moffatt said. “I’ve made a couple one-hand catches, but never off of a guy.” Moffatt’s touchdown and Danny Aharoni’s extra point made it 22-12 Batavia with 4:25 left in the third quarter, but the Bulldogs’ third quarter surge wasn’t complete. More punt snap woes for

the Panthers supplied favorable field position yet again late in the quarter, and this time senior Anthony Thielk was the ultimate beneficiary, barreling in from 4 yards out on his lone rush of the night. Batavia led 29-12 by the end of the quarter. While the Panthers’ deficit forced them to deviate from pounding the ball to Northwestern-bound running back Justin Jackson, who rushed for 181 of his 218 yards in the first half, the Panthers’ passing game found traction in the fourth quarter. That, combined with a successful onside kick, made for a tense stretch run until Frazier came to the forefront on the Bulldogs’ late defensive stand. The game’s kickoff time was pushed back twice – from Friday night to Saturday afternoon because of

a lightning storm and from 1 p.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Saturday to give the field more time to dry. “Every time we came to the high school, when we came here [Friday night] we were ready to play, [Saturday morning] we were ready to play,” Moffatt said. “Everyone never really lost their game face, which I was proud of. That was big for us to have to face adversity.” Piron called the victory “a great measuring stick for our program,” and saluted the program’s loyal and resilient fans. “What a great crowd, after a rainout, on Labor Day weekend to have a crowd come out like this. I mean, everybody could have left town on us, but they didn’t,” Piron said. “They stayed, and thank you. Thank you, Batavia.”



line. Brown leapt over Panthers defensive back Charlie Jakubowski and raced the last 40 yards untouched. “It wasn’t the greatest throw, but it was an unbelievable catch and run,” said Santacaterina, who threw for 344 yards and four TDs in his first start in nearly a year. “I trust him. I trust all my guys. I trusted him to make a play, and he made it.” Back in the lineup after suffering a season-ending broken clavicle during Week 3 last fall, Santacaterina absorbed a sack on the first play from scrimmage. Geneva was hardly fazed, however, as a jelling offensive line kept things moving and allowed Santacaterina to find Temple for a 5-yard touchdown 4:05 into the game. Santacaterina connected with Temple six times in the first half for 153 yards and two touchdowns.


Comeback rings hollow after North’s OT loss DENNIS D. JACOBS ELK GROVE VILLAGE – One miraculous minute of football by St. Charles North on Saturday at Haskell Stadium was not enough to offset 48-plus minutes with too many mistakes. Elk Grove ruined the season opener for the North Stars and new coach Rob Pomazak by pulling out a 23-22 victory after North scored two touchdowns in the final 46 seconds of regulation to tie the game at 16. On a day when North had so many penalties and turnovers that players and coaches alike had trouble keeping track of them all, a botched extra-point attempt in overtime decided the outcome. “We just didn’t play well enough to win the game,” Pomazak said. “That’s a team we should beat, but I think we had over 17 penalties … may-

be more. It’s hard to win a football game that way.” The plethora of penalties also was on the mind of senior linebacker Reece Conroyd after the loss. “A lot of mistakes today,” he said. “We didn’t really lose this game in the overtime. We had over 20 penalties and over 100 yards in penalty yards. You can’t have that in a first game. Four or five turnovers – you can’t have that. That’s a recipe for a loss.” For the record, North was penalized 15 times for 145 yards, although there were several other penalties that were declined by the Grenadiers. The North Stars also were guilty of five turnovers on interceptions thrown by senior quarterback Erik Miller. Miller, however, came up big in the clutch, hitting Garrett Johnson for a 31-yard touchdown pass with 3 seconds left in the fourth quar-

ter and throwing a 17-yard scoring pass to Nate Newbill on third down in overtime to give the North Stars a 22-16 lead. But North never got the ensuing extra-point try off the ground. “It was a bad snap on the PAT and we weren’t able to get a ‘fire’ call off,” Pomazak said. “We need to be in that situation and be able to execute appropriately. I think the moment might have got too big for us and we weren’t able to execute. And then on the back end on defense there was an opportunity for us to make a nice stop and for our defense to stay strong and overcome that lack of PAT.” Instead, Elk Grove senior QB Adam O’Malley tied the game with a 4-yard pass to Matthew Wary and Travon Royal booted the point after to finally end a game that the Grenadiers had dominated for more than three quarters.

Season wrap-up coverage of the Kane County Cougars’ first season as a Cubs affiliate. The Cougars’ season comes to an end Monday with the season finale at home against Peoria. The Cougars, who set a team record for single-season losses this year, did not qualify for the Midwest League playoffs.

Thursday The Chronicle previews the 2013 boys and girls high school cross country seasons. We’ll have a feature story and lists of some of the top boys and girls runners to watch this fall.

Friday Extensive preview coverage of Week 2 of the high school football season. It should be a great week for Tri-Cities area football fans with Batavia, Geneva, Kaneland, St. Charles East and St. Charles North all scheduled to play home games on Friday night.

PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Boys soccer: Marmion, St. Charles North at Barrington Tourney, TBD TUESDAY Boys cross country: Aurora Central Catholic, Burlington Central, St. Francis at Sycamore 4:45 p.m.; Wheaton Academy at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m.; Batavia, St. Charles North at Elgin Invite, 4:30 p.m. Girls cross country: Aurora Central Catholic, Burlington Central, St. Francis at Sycamore, 4:45 p.m.; Rosary at Plainfield North Invite, 4:30 p.m.; Wheaton Academy at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m.; St. Charles East, St. Charles North at Elgin City Classic, 4:15 p.m. Boys golf: Aurora Central Catholic, Burlington Central, Geneva, Marmion at South Elgin Invite at Elgin CC, 1:30 p.m. Girls golf: Lemont at Rosary at Fox Valley, 4 p.m.; St. Francis at Wheaton Academy at Pheasant Run, 4 p.m.; West Chicago at Burlington Central at Sycamore, 4 p.m.; Neuqua Valley at Geneva, 4:00 p.m.; St. Charles East at Larkin, 4 p.m.; St. Charles North at Bartlett, 4 p.m. Boys soccer: Aurora Central Catholic at Lincoln-Way Central, 6:30 p.m.; St. Francis vs Buffalo Grove at Lake Park Tournament, 5 p.m.; Joliet Catholic at St. Francis, 6:30 p.m.; Wheaton Academy at Montini, 4:30 p.m.; Marmion at Barrington Tournament, TIME TBD; Marengo at Burlington Central, 6 p.m.; Larkin at Geneva, 6:30 p.m.; St. Charles North at Barrington Tournament, TBD Girls volleyball: Wheaton Academy at Batavia, 6 p.m.; Kaneland at Burlington Central, 6 p.m.; West Aurora at Geneva, 4:30 p.m.; Wheaton North at St. Charles East, 6 p.m.; Addison Trail at St. Charles North, 6 p.m.; Girls tennis: Batavia at East Aurora, 4:15 p.m.; Geneva at Elgin, 4:15 p.m.; St. Charles East at Larkin, 4:15 p.m.; Streamwood at St. Charles North, 4:15 p.m.; Kaneland at DeKalb, 4:30 p.m. Girls swimming: Oswego East at Rosary, 5 p.m.; St. Charles North at Naperville North, 5 p.m.

• Monday, September 2, 2013

OSWEGO – A handful of frantic Oswego football fans shouted “PICK UP THE PACE!” at Panthers coaches as Saturday’s game against Geneva wound down. It’s highly doubtful Vikings senior Pace Temple heard any of them, but he seemed to follow a warbled, broken-telephone command moments later. “Pick it up, Pace” proved Temple’s mantra throughout a 29-27 win, namely when he snagged a game-sealing interception – his second pick of the night – with 1:52 to play. Before that, Temple collected seven receptions for 168 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Vikings turn their season opener into what they later called a statement. “We come out here, we fight together. It gets me. I feed off

that, man,” Temple said. “All our leaders out there. Everybody out here. This is fantastic. This vibe. Our fans. You know, Geneva is back, and it just feels great.” During the preseason and game week, veteran coach Rob Wicinski reiterated the need to gather data on a Vikings team that has only 14 seniors back from a 4-5 team. He learned about the group’s resiliency many times over. Other than Temple’s second interception, the display that most inspired a well-traveled Geneva crowd came with 4:19 to go. One play after surrendering the lead for the first time all night, the Vikings responded with a bang – junior quarterback Daniel Santacaterina’s 80-yard touchdown pass to senior Kyle Brown that provided the final margin. On play action, Santacaterina rainbowed a pass about 40 yards down the left side-



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texts we have sent each other, along with pictures and a journal I have kept throughout the relationship. Should I send them to his wife? They have had a long marriage, and he has cheated on her repeatedly for the last 25 years. I’m not ashamed or embarrassed about our affair. I just need to know if I should let his wife know what he has been doing. Yes, there is jealousy and revenge involved, and no, I haven’t talked to him about what I suspect because I’m not sure how to broach the subject. – The Other Woman In The Southwest Dear Other Woman: I know you are hurting right now, but I see no reason to punish the wife for it. I’m sure after all these years there is nothing you could show-and-tell the woman that she isn’t already aware of – except that you, a friend, betrayed her. Leave her alone. If you want confirmation of your suspicions, take it up with your lover. Dear Abby: I’m entering high school. The one I’m transferring to is K-12, and my younger sister already goes there. She warned me that all the girls wear skirts and wearing pants is, basically, social suicide. The problem is, I don’t like skirts. I never have. Should I go with the flow and wear something I’m not comfortable in, or should I wear pants and give up all hope of making friends? – Hung Up In Houston Dear Hung Up: Start by wearing skirts for the first week or so and let the girls get to know you. See if what your sister said is true. After that, make up your own mind. • Write Dear Abby at

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Dear Abby: I have had a friend since grade school, “Dennis,” and have maintained a friendship with him throughout our lifetime. Dennis never married and lived with his parents until both died about 10 years ago. He now lives alone. Dennis does not seem to want to take care of himself hygienically, and since we work together it is becoming a serious problem. Some of the other guys don’t want to be around him. He doesn’t bathe often enough or appear to brush his teeth daily. I have tried repeatedly over the years to talk to him about his apparent lack of cleanliness, and now that he is almost 60, it is becoming unbearable. People are starting to avoid him. Dennis is a good person and will do anything for anyone, but this lackadaisical attitude is something we can’t overlook. How can I get it across to him? He just doesn’t listen or take me seriously. – In Need Of Fresh Air Dear In Need: Because Dennis’ poor hygiene is affecting his relationship with his co-workers, the person to address the issue is his supervisor or boss. While Dennis may ignore or dismiss your attempts to help him, when he hears from his employers that he has to clean up his act, he may pay more attention. Dear Abby: For the past year I have been an old friend’s lover. I’m a widow; he is married. I don’t want him to leave his wife because she has been through a lot with him, including alcohol addiction. For the past few months he has given me excuses for not seeing me. We had gotten together on a weekly basis until recently. I have all the emails and

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BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

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Do not concede without a fight



John Monks, an English trade unionist who is now in the House of Lords, said, “I concede nothing until they throw dirt on my face.” A bridge player should concede nothing until he has lost the setting trick. Until then, he should fight for every winner. In this example, South gets into four spades. West leads the heart queen. East takes the trick with his ace and returns the heart three. How should South proceed? North had a maximum single raise, and South was a fraction light for his jump to game. But with so many aces and kings, one should always push, especially when the lure is a game bonus. Initially, this looks like an easy contract. When trumps break 3-2, as they normally will, declarer will lose one spade and two hearts. So, he takes the second trick with his heart king and draws two rounds of trumps. Curses! Suddenly South has four losers. But before anyone has time to throw dirt on his face, he should ask if he might be able to take 10 tricks. If so, he needs three clubs, two diamonds, one heart and four spades, the two he has already and either two diamond ruffs, or one ruff and a later trump winner. Declarer should cash his diamond ace, play a diamond to dummy’s king, and ruff a diamond in his hand. Then he takes his three club winners ending on the board. Now, with nine tricks in, when declarer leads dummy’s last diamond, East has no defense. If he discards, South ruffs. If East trumps in, South pitches his last heart and must get one more spade trick.

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Subcontractors needed that know carpentry, decks, remodeling. Must be have experience, drivers license, Hampshire, IL. 847-830-9725 own vehicle & own tools. We are CLERICAL – PT also looking for FT Carpenters, minimum 10 years experience. Pay Needed for busy Geneva Medical depends on experience. Also, Office. Approx. 20-25 hrs./wk. Exp. pref. Fax resume to: ARM CHAIRS - MATCHING Material Delivery Driver needed. 630-232-9936 Leather brown from IKEA. Cardinal Construction Corp Beauiful condition! Call 630-392-1824 or email $100/pair or will sell separately 630-677-1477 INSULATORS – experienced Dining Room Set. Pennsylvania Western Suburbs. Must have valid House. Solid Cherry, Queen Anne. DL. Send resume to China Cabinet, 6 Chairs, 3 Leaves, Custom Pads. $1400. 630-513-2402 NESTLE DRIVERS WANTED DRESSER with mirror and chest of Nestle Transportation is looking for drawers. Mediterranean style. Good 2nd Shift Slip Seating professional condition. Asking $125.00. Can Class A CDL drivers with 2 yrs deliver for $20.00 additional within tractor-trailer experience in our 20 miles, but you need to provide DeKalb, IL location. Nestle offers a Advertise here for a the labor. 847-669-1753 sign on bonus and competitive successful garage sale! wages plus a full benefit package Drop Leaf Table Call 815-455-4800 including medical, dental, vision, With 2 matching chairs, light 401K, company pension, safety maple finish 40” round with leaves, bonus, and frequent home time. raised, excellent condition. Great for Contact Renee at 815-754-2607 or apply at BASKETBALL HOOP - Free Standing small area, $125. 630-232-1982 Huffy Sports Basketball Hoop. DVD CABINET – Solid Oak DVD FREE! 630-584-2765. Cabinet – 24”w x 36”h x 6”d. ExPLASTIC INJECTION Computer Stand, Beige Love Seat, cellent Condition. 4 shelves, can fit MOLDING Night Stand, 2 End Tables. over a few hundred DVDs. $85. 331-248-0399 847-659-1852 MACHINE OPERATORS Now hiring machine ops for Rocker for Child - White Wicker ROCKER / RECLINER 2nd shift, 3p-11p. Experience $65 847-464-5543 FREE - Come and get it in Elgin in injection molding preferred. Good condition, teal blue print. SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) – Matching 815-349-7173 Call for details. Apply in person 8a-4p at: Patterned fabric. Excellent CondiArmin Molding Corp. tion. $200 for the pair. Sold as set. 1500 N. LaFox Street 847-659-1852 South Elgin DRYER -- Kenmore Gas Dryer, WING BACK CHAIRS (2) large capacity works good. $25. Matching, off white & mauve TREE CARE PROFESSIONAL 847-669-1753 pattern, exc cond. No smoking, CLIMBERS & no pet home. $150/pair. Gas Stove: Whirlpool BUCKET TRUCK OPERATORS 630-232-1982 Beige, Self-cleaning, 2 years minimum experience in 36”H x 29.5” W x 22” D climbing. Chainsaw operation & Excellent Condition - $175 OBO chipper. Pre-employment drug 630-897-0309 before noon screen & valid SS card required. Lawn Mower Send resume to: CRAFTSMAN LIGHTWEIGHT See yourself in PUSH MOWER Neighbors or call 630-584-2221 $35 firm. 847-515-8012

MALTA - 1/2 duplex for rent in Malta 4 bd, 4 1/2 bath, basement, deck, SERVE TO LEARN. Earn money for backyard, 2 car garage, fireplace, college, train for a career, receive new carpet, $1250+deposit excellent pay and benefits. Serve 815-895-3008, 847-863-2301 in the National Guard. Call 1-800-GO-GUARD or visit

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2007 JAYCO POP UP CAMPER $1,020 - $1,030 Like new, very CLEAN; air condiFireplace, heat, gas, water incl. tioner, heater, running water/sink, A/C, D/W, disposal, microwave, hot water heater, refrigerator, 2 blinds, patios, clubhouse, pool. burner stove w/propane hookup for indoor/outdoor use, electricity/out- Garages available, small pets OK. lets, lights, fans, sleeps 6 with 630-232-7226 Carpentersville 3.21 Acres king/double/sofa beds, electric Wooded hillside with big timber brakes included. Original owners in SOUTH ELGIN ~ LARGE 2BR with over 300' of frontage on IL Genoa, asking $5,000. S. E. Schools, A/C, W/D, no pets. Route 31, $99K. 847-428-6416 815-751-4505. Garage, $900 + utilities. 630-841-0590 2012 Jayco Jayfeather Ultralite 17Z Expandable Unit. $10,800 St. Charles - Newly Renovated Like New! Call 815-739-0967 Studio $550,1BR $700, 2BR $850 for more information. NO PETS! 630-841-0590

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BATAVIA 2 BEDROOM GORDON TRUCKING A better CarriWith our All appliances, 2.5 bath, fireplace. er. A better Career. CDL-A Drivers New paint & carpet, 1 car garage. Needed Up to $5,000 Sign-on $1300/mo. 630-365-6269 Bonus! Starting Pay Up to .46 cpm Full Benefits Excellent Hometime No SYCAMORE – GORGEOUS East Coast. EOE Call 7 days/wk! TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT Sycamore RiverEdge 2 Bed 2 Bath 888-653-3304 you'll have great weather 1 Car, Deck, Stainless Appliances, for your sale, or we'll run Granite Counters. Gorgeous! Very REDUCE YOUR CABLE BILL! * your ad again for FREE*. Nice Area, Close to Schools. Get a whole-home Satellite system $1095/Month. Call 847-347-0514 installed at NO COST and programming starting at $19.99/mo. FREE HD/DVR Upgrade. CALL NOW Buying? Selling? 800-795-7279 Renting? Hiring? *within 4 weeks of original sale Build your business with the date. Ask your representative To place an ad, Classified! Call to advertise! for details. call 877-264-2527 877-264-2527

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771 S. Randall Rd. • Algonquin, IL




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