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Incursion captures suspect in 1998 embassy bombings By ESAM MOHAMED and TONY G. GABRIEL The Associated Press

John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, said Sunday that a pair of U.S. military raids against militants in North Africa sends the message that terrorists “can run but they can’t hide.”

Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, alias Abu Anas al-Libi, an al-Qaeda leader connected to the 1998 embassy bombings in eastern Africa and wanted by the U.S. for more than a decade.

A suspected Libyan al-Qaida figure nabbed by U.S. special forces in a dramatic operation in Tripoli was living freely in his homeland for the past two years, after a trajectory that took him to Sudan, Afghanistan and Iran, where he had been detained for years, his family said Sunday. The Libyan government bristled at the raid, asking Washington to explain the “kidnapping.” The swift Delta Force operation in the streets of the Libyan capital that seized the militant known as Abu Anas al-Libi was one of two assaults Saturday that showed an American determination to move directly against terror suspects – even in two nations mired in chaos where the U.S. has suffered deadly humiliations in the past. Hours before the Libya raid, a Navy SEAL team swam ashore in the East African nation of Somalia and engaged in a fierce firefight, though it did not capture its target, a leading militant in the al-Qaidalinked group that carried out the recent Kenyan mall siege. “We hope that this makes clear that the United States of America will never stop in the effort to hold those accountable who conduct acts of terror,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday at an economic summit in Indonesia. “Members of al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations literally can run but they can’t hide.” Nazih Abdul-Hamed alRuqai, known by his alias Abu Anas al-Libi, was accused by the U.S. of involvement in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Dar es Salaam,

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Former CHANCE Program director Leroy Mitchell reacts while receiving a standing ovation from the audience during an awards ceremony Friday at the Regency Room on the Northern Illinois Campus in DeKalb. Mitchell was the director for 28 years. CHANCE stands for counseling, help and assistance necessary for a college education.

NIU program marks 45 years of looking beyond test scores By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI


Even with doubts going through my mind constantly, I knew that one day, all my hard work would pay off. I was the first person in my family to attend college, like many other CHANCE students. DeKALB – Christopher Gatrel was active in several sports and had solid grades in high school, but he was rejected from 11 of the 12 colleges to which he applied. He figures it was his low ACT score. But, after being admitted to Northern Illinois University through the CHANCE Program, he’s graduating with a degree in kinesiology and was offered a job Wednesday at the high-end gym where he has been an intern. The CHANCE Program, which offers relaxed admissions standards and extra support for students who show academic promise, also led to Gatrel receiving a scholarship his sophomore year after his loan options fell through. “Finally, I am able to pursue my passion for helping others get the most out of life,” Gatrel said. “Even with doubts going through my mind constantly, I knew that one day, all my hard work would pay off. I was the first person in my family to at-


Christopher Gatrel College of Nursing student Heather Gregory speaks Friday about what the CHANCE Program at Northern Illinois University has meant to her during the 45th year anniversary and awards reception at the Regency Room on the NIU campus in DeKalb. tend college, like many other CHANCE students.” Gatrel was among the handful of success stories NIU officials shared Friday at an awards ceremony celebrating the 45th year of the CHANCE Program, an acronym for counseling, help and assistance necessary for a college education. The program grew from 56 students, including nine transfers and four GED

students, in January 1969 to routinely admitting about 500 students a year. The program grew out of the civil rights movement, according to a history Leroy Mitchell, former director of the CHANCE program and co-pastor at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, read at the reception. About a month after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in April 1968, black

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NIU students upset about the lack of minority representation on campus staged a sit-in at Lowden Hall. At the time, less than 300 of the university’s 18,000 students were black. “The black students produced a list of seven demands for the president,” Mitchell said. “One was a request for a waiver of the usual admissions

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Church’s furniture donations aid NIU students, professors By FELIX SARVER

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Sougata Dhar (left) and Saptarshi Chatterjee (right), NIU graduate students from India, carry a desk into an apartment building in DeKalb in September 2012.

SYCAMORE – Dan Stovall’s trip to China this summer was marked by generosity. It was the kind of generosity the pastor of the Sycamore Baptist Church shows for people who visit and live in the U.S. When Stovall and his wife went to Beijing, they were invited into the home of a man who had been a visiting professor at Northern Illinois University. Stovall had helped this pro-

fessor when he lived in the U.S. by providing free furniture. It’s one of the many services his church provides not only to visiting professors but international students in the DeKalb and Sycamore area. But it’s not all about giving away furniture. “The nice thing about this is that we don’t just provide the furniture, we begin a relationship,” he said. Stovall said he started the service five years ago to meet the needs of international students who come to NIU without desks, couches

or tables. The international students can get in touch with the church by phone, email or social media to request furniture they need, he said. The church doesn’t provide smaller household items such as pots and pans, though. “We’ve been at this long enough to know the students’ needs as well as our limits,” he said. Kalyani Sunkara, an NIU mechanical engineering graduate student from India, said she found the program helpful and the people who volunteer for it friendly.

“It’s kind of cool,” she said. “It’s so helpful.” Demand tends to be high at the beginning and end of the semester, and the program has grown in size over the years, Stovall said. It has provided furniture for more than 200 students this semester, he said. Volunteers started with one storage space for the furniture and now have three. Much of the furniture is donated either from the community or in the Chicago area. Some international students ask him why he runs a

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program like this, since they do not find one in their own country. Stovall said it’s because he wants to show them Americans are good people, and Christians are, too. “I’m a Christian and I want you to know Christians are OK people,” he said. International students can learn more about the program by emailing the Sycamore Baptist Church at or by calling 815-895-2577. Donations of furniture can also be made to the church.

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Big Book Study AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m. at Senior Services Center, 330 Grove St., DeKalb. 815-758-4718. Free blood pressure clinic: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive, DeKalb. www.kishhospital. org/programs; 815-748-8962. DeKalb High School Class of 1959 lunchtime reunions: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Junction Eating Place, 816 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Spouses, partners and friends also are invited. Sycamore Food Pantry: Noon to 4 at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. 815-8959113. Winter coats are available October to February. Feed My Sheep Food Pantry: 3 to 5 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St., DeKalb. All are welcome. New Hope Baptist Church Food Pantry: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the church, 1201 Twombly Road, DeKalb. 815-756-7706. Kiwanis Club of DeKalb: 5:30 p.m. at the DeKalb Elks Lodge, 209 S. Annie Glidden Road. Email Tarryn Thaden at; 815-751-4719; Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 5:45 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 13N535 French Road, Burlington. 847-833-6908 12 & 12 AA(C): 6 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-7565228; DeKalb Chess Club: 6 to 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Free. All ages and skill levels are welcome. info@ or visit www. DeKalb Rotary Club: 6 p.m. at Ellwood House Museum. 815-7565677. 12 Step & 12 Traditions AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St., DeKalb. www. DeKalb Evening Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. at Junction Eating Place, 816 W. Lincoln Highway. New members welcome. Call Robert Conrad at 815-756-1098. Back to Basics AA(C): 7 p.m. at Union Congregational, 305 S. Gage St., Somonauk. 800-452-7990; DeKalb Festival Chorus: 7 to 9 p.m. rehearsals in Room 171, Northern Illinois University Music Building in DeKalb. Adults can schedule an audition; or 630-453-8006. Northern Illinois Contemporary Fiber Artists: 7 to 9 p.m. at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Monthly meetings to share fiber-art ideas, projects and events. Contact Diane at or 815-7586259. Expect A Miracle AA: 8 p.m. open meeting, United Methodist, Third and South streets, Kirkland. 800-452-7990; We Are Not Saints AA(C): 8 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Tuesday Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary: 7 a.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive, DeKalb. Call Becky Beck Ryan, president, 815-758-3800. Weekly Men’s Breakfast: 8 a.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost is $4 for food, conversation and bottomless cups of coffee or tea. Easy Does It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Oak Crest HEA: 9:30 a.m. at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive. Part of the Homemakers Education Association. Call Mary Lu at 815-756-4390. Weight Watchers: 9:30 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. meetings at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Caring Through Food: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Becky Sisler, registered dietitian, will teach tips, strategies and simple recipes that nourish and care for those with cancer. Caretakers and patients are welcome. Free. Registration is required. For information, visit programs or call 815-748-2958.


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Second-grade teacher Pam Reilly (center, back row) poses with her class at Woodbury Elementary School. Reilly is one of 11 finalists in the state for the annual Illinois State Board of Education’s Teacher of the Year award. She is representing Sandwich Community Unit School District 430.

Pam Reilly Pam Reilly is only 5 feet tall, but she stands a little taller after she was named a finalist for the Illinois State Board of Education’s Teacher of the Year award. The second grade teacher at Woodbury Elementary School found out she was nominated to represent Sandwich Community Unit School District 430 three weeks before the school year began. Reilly is one of 11 finalists in the state. The state winner will be named during a banquet Oct. 19 in Normal. Reilly recently discussed her nomination with reporter Andrea Azzo.

Azzo: Who nominated you, and how did that process begin? Reilly: In April, my principal nominated me. She asked other teachers in the district to write letters of recommendation. One teacher gets nominated per district. I had to answer questions [the board] gave me, which talked about leadership, collaboration and community involvement. I went to Springfield on Sept. 5 for an interview, where [the board] asked me a series of questions. The winner of the Illinois Teacher of the Year goes on to compete for National Teacher of the Year.

Azzo: Talk about your job. What’s an average day like?

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Reilly: I’ve taught first and second grade. I love second-grade. They’re open-minded and ready to learn. I feel like I have a responsibility to these little dumplings in many ways. I have hands-on activities for my students. I want them to be in charge of their own learning. It’s important they know that they make their own choices in the classroom.

Azzo: Do you have a favorite memory from school? Reilly: Last year, my favorite day was when I was certified to have chicks in the classroom through a DeKalb County 4-H program. We turned the eggs, watched the temperature and added moisture. On the 21st day, the eggs hatched. That day was amazing. Two chicks hatched before we got to school. [My students] were just like proud parents in amazement. It was very touching to see their little faces. One chick lay motionless for almost three hours, but it was still breathing.

We were all standing around watching. Then, all of a sudden, he popped up out of nowhere. We put Lucky in with the rest of the population, and the other chicks started pecking him, so we put Lucky in a shelter for isolation. I think it helped with conversations about bullying. The kids asked why the chicks were pecking Lucky. I told them it was because he’s different; he’s smaller than everyone else.

Azzo: What’s something unique about your job? Reilly: Last April, I almost lost my job. Even though I’m tenured, we don’t have a lot of turnover in our district. I have a lot of teachers who have seniority above me. The [district] was going to cut elementary teachers. My name was likely on the list. To save seven teachers from getting cut, the teachers froze their pay. They saved my job. I’m very grateful to them. If they didn’t do that, this nomination wouldn’t have been possible.

County Legislative Center, 200 N. Main St., Sycamore. Sycamore Public Library Board: 5:30 p.m. in the board room at the library, 103 E. State St. Franklin Township Board Annual Town Meeting: 6:30 p.m. at the Road District Building, Highway 72 and Ireene Road, KirkMONDAY land. Regular meeting follows at 7:30 p.m. DeKalb County Community Mental Genoa-Kingston School District 424 Health Board Finance Committee: 4:30 Board Committee of the Whole: 6:30 p.m. p.m. at the Community Outreach Building, at Genoa-Kingston High School, 980 Park 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. Ave., Genoa. DeKalb County Community Mental DeKalb County Board Executive ComHealth Board Executive Committee: 5:30 mittee: 7 p.m. at Administration Building, p.m. at the Community Outreach Building, 110 E. Sycamore St., Sycamore. 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. Kingston Township Cemetery ComHinckley Village Committee of the mittee: 7 p.m. at the Kingston Township Whole: 6 p.m. at Hinckley Village Hall, 720 Building, 301 Railroad St., Kingston. James St. Kishwaukee College Board: 7 p.m. in Clinton Township Library Board: 7 p.m. Room B-201 at the college, 21193 Malta at Clinton Township Library, 110 S. Elm St., Road, Malta. Waterman. Malta Township Public Library Board: 7 DeKalb County Board Health and p.m. at the library at 203 E. Adams St. Human Services Committee: 6:30 p.m. at Sandwich District Library Board: 7 p.m. DeKalb County Administration Building, 110 at the library at 107 E. Center St., Sandwich. E. Sycamore St., Sycamore. Squaw Grove Township: 7 p.m. at Genoa Park Board: 6:30 p.m. at Genoa Hinckley Community Building, 120 Maple St., City Hall, 333 E. First St. Hinckley. Annual meeting April 10. Cortland Planning Commission: 7 p.m. at Sycamore School District 427 Board: 7 Cortland Town Hall, 59 S. Somonauk Road. p.m. at South East Elementary School, 718 Genoa Public Library District Board: 7 Locust St., Sycamore. p.m. at the library, 232 W. Main St., Genoa. Afton Township Board: 7 p.m. at Elva Hall, Hinckley Village Board: 7 p.m. at Hinckley 16029 Walker Drive, DeKalb. Village Hall, 720 James St. Kirkland Public Library Board: 7:15 p.m. Kingston Village Board: 7 p.m. at the at the library, 513 W. Main St. Kingston Village Building, 101 E. Railroad St. Genoa-Kingston Fire Protection District Kirkland Village Board: 7 p.m. at the Board of Trustees: 7:30 p.m. at GeKirkland Municipal Building, 511 W. Main St. noa-Kingston Station 1, 317 E. Railroad Ave., Any village board committee may meet at Genoa. 6:30 p.m. on a regular meeting date without Sandwich Plan Commission: 7:30 p.m. further notice. at City Hall Annex Council Chambers, 128 E. Sandwich Council-As-A-Whole Commit- Railroad St. tee: 7 p.m. at the Sandwich City Hall Annex, Waterman Village Board: 7:30 p.m. at the 128 E. Railroad St. Waterman Village Hall, 214 W. Adams St. Sycamore City Council: 7 p.m. at the Sycamore Center, 308 W. State St. WEDNESDAY DeKalb County Watershed Steering TUESDAY Committee: 3 p.m. at Administration BuildDeKalb-Sycamore Area Transportation ing, 110 E. Sycamore St., Sycamore. Study Technical Advisory Committee: 10 Maple Park & Countryside Fire Proteca.m. at the DeKalb County Highway Depart- tion District: 5 p.m. at 305 S. Countyline ment, 1826 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb. Road. DeKalb County Natural Hazards MitiDeKalb Township Board: 6 p.m. at 2323 gation Committee: 11 a.m. at the DeKalb S. Fourth St., DeKalb.

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Civil War history explored at local cemetery By FELIX SARVER SYCAMORE – Dennis Maher always heard stories about his Civil War relatives as a child. On Sunday, the Sycamore resident got his chance to share stories about Civil War veterans to dozens of people who came to the Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore. Maher’s tales were part of a series of presentations hosted by the Sycamore History Museum to commemorate the battles 150 years ago in a war that ripped the nation apart and claimed the lives of more than 600,000 soldiers. The presentations, part of the museum’s annual Elmwood Cemetery Heritage

Walk, drew connections between Sycamore and the Civil War through stories of local residents who fought or provided help during the war. Maher recounted the lives of two veterans, Enoch Marchant and Edward Winans. Both Sycamore residents enlisted during the conflict, but only Winans fought in more than a dozen engagements, such as the Battle of Harpers Ferry. Marchant spent several months in Nashville, Tenn., carrying out railroad duties. “They both joined with a great deal of enthusiasm and patriotism and one saw [more battles] than the other,” Maher said. “But they both did their duty.” Marchant and Winans

were two of eight veterans profiled by members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. The veterans were buried in Soldiers Row, with their graves marked by white, rounded tombstones. Close to 200 Civil War veterans and three generals are buried at the cemetery. Visitors also got to learn the history behind the Elmwood Cemetery Gates and Sarah Ellen Sprenkle Teach, a Sycamore resident who served in the Women’s Relief Corps, which aided widows and orphans of veterans. People during the Civil War period had a thirst for knowledge about the war, said Curtis Clegg, one of the presenters. There were about 500 correspondents reporting on

the war, and emerging technology such as photography shaped people’s perception of what was happening, he said. Clegg said photography allowed people to see for the first time what battle was like, and the photographs of the carnage showed it wasn’t romantic. “It was really a quick dose of reality for a lot of people,” he said. John Boies, president of the Elmwood Cemetery Association, said the cemetery not only provides a peaceful place for gravesites but also a place for people to learn about their roots. “What a great resource that the community has kept for the study of local history,” he said.

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Thomas Oestreicher, a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, talks about the history of the organization for audiences at the annual Elmwood Cemetery Heritage Walk in Sycamore. Oestreicher was one of many speakers to talk about Civil War veterans from the Sycamore area.


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• CHANCE Continued from page A1 standards for black students who have the potential to succeed in college but lack the test scores and high school rank for consideration for traditional admission.” On Friday, leaders recognized those who have supported the CHANCE program over the decades, including retired Illinois State Senate President Emil Jones Jr., retired NIU Executive Vice President Eddie Williams and U.S. Congressman Danny Davis. They also offered awards to NIU Executive Vice President Raymond Alden, Vice Provost Anne Birberick and Deputy Provost Earl Seaver for supporting diversity on campus. In recent years, program leaders have worked to improve the program’s image, bolster graduation and retention rates, strengthen on-campus support and better help students before their first day of classes, said Denise Hayman, director of the CHANCE program. In 2011, program leaders received a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to encourage more students, especially minority students, to study science, technology, engineering and math. CHANCE students, as well as students recruited as part of the NSF grant, take a special math seminar before starting their freshman year. The classes meet in Naperville or downtown Chicago, and often are taught by minority instructors, Hayman said. Hayman concluded the ceremony Friday, which itself was another effort to strengthen the program’s image, with a video detailing current students, their backgrounds and their goals. These students embodied the program’s potential, and its success, Hayman said. “In this day and age when money is tight, sometimes these programs aren’t always given the credit they deserve,” Hayman said. “When you talk about the larger goal of providing access to everyone, this model is actually a national model.”

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Sadie Lang, 3, picks up garbage in front of the Sycamore Post Office as part of Kids Work Day on Saturday. Local children volunteered to rid downtown Sycamore of litter to prepare for this year’s Pumpkin Festival.

Sycamore kids help clean up city By ANDREA AZZO SYCAMORE – It was two weeks before the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival, and children were getting their hands dirty. To clean, that is. More than 150 kids participated in Kids Work Day on Saturday in downtown Sycamore to help clean the community in preparation for the festival, which will be held Oct. 23-27. DeKalb resident Danielle Frey, 8, said she was cleaning the Earth. “It’s important because if our Earth is covered in trash, people can get dirty, and it wouldn’t be as clean as it is,” she said. Sycamore High School’s Key Club, a youth service organization, helped organize the cleanup. Every child who participated received a free T-shirt and a coupon to a local business. Participants picked up trash in a 15-street area, focusing on the parade route,

Samantha Calligan, 7, walks down the Sycamore Post Office ramp after picking up garbage Saturday during Kids Work Day. said Sycamore Mayor Ken Mundy. Mundy said he wasn’t surprised by the large turnout. “It’s how we are,” he said. “It defines Sycamore. It’s gratifying so many young people came because they know Sycamore, and they want it to be clean. They’re learning about service.” That’s exactly the lesson that DeKalb resident Tracey Sosin, Danielle’s mother,

U.S.: Capture significant blow against al-Qaida • LIBYA Continued from page A1 Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, which killed more than 220 people. He has been on the FBI’s most wanted terrorists list since it was introduced shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attack, with a $5 million bounty on his head. U.S. officials depicted his capture as a significant blow against al-Qaida, which has lost a string of key figures, including leader Osama bin Laden, killed in a 2011 raid in Pakistan. However, it was unclear whether the 49-year-old al-Libi had a major role in the terror organization – his alleged role in the 1998 attack was to scout one of the targeted embassies – and there was no

immediate word that he had been involved in militant activities in Libya. His family and former associates denied he was ever a member of al-Qaida and said he had not been engaged in any activities since coming home in 2011. But the raid signaled a U.S. readiness to take action against militants in Libya, where al-Qaida and other armed Islamic groups have gained an increasingly powerful foothold since the 2011 ouster and killing of dictator Moammar Gadhafi and have set up tied with a belt of radical groups across North Africa and Egypt. Libya’s central government remains weak, and armed militias – many of them made up of Islamic militants – hold sway in many places around the country,

including in parts of the capital. Amid the turmoil, Libyan authorities have been unable to move against militants, including those behind the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, in which the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed. Libyan security officials themselves are regularly targeted by gunmen. The latest victim, a military colonel, was gunned down in Benghazi on Sunday. Several dozen members of the Islamic group Ansar al-Sharia, which has links to militias, protested on Sunday in Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city, denouncing al-Libi’s abduction and criticizing the government. “Where are the men of Tripoli while this is happening?” they chanted, waving black Islamist flags.

hopes her daughter learns. Sosin said it’s important her daughter learns to help her community. “It’s teaching her to be responsible and independent,” she said. Sycamore resident Tom Stamatakos would second that notion. He was with his two sons, ages 5 and 8. Stamatakos said there wasn’t as much trash as he expected.

“We’ve picked up plenty of trash, but we really had to look for it,” he said. Volunteers had collected more than 20 trash bags about halfway through the cleanup effort. Kathy Dombek, Key Club advisor, said they were fortunate the area was already relatively clean. “People do care,” she said. Local Boy Scout troops volunteered as well. Sycamore resident Elijah Herra, 7, of Cub Scout Pack 141, said he picked up a lot of cigarette butts and waste paper. He said it was important to clean for the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival so that when tourists come to town, they have a good impression of the city. “You need to clean up trash to keep Sycamore clean,” Herra said. “Clean up other people’s trash, and don’t litter.” Sycamore resident Ben Hollendoner, 11, agreed. “Cleaning up the community will help plants grow and the environment grow,” he said.

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Boehner firm on demand for concessions from Obama The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – The United States moved closer to its first-ever default on the government’s debt Sunday as Speaker John Boehner adamantly ruled out a House vote on a straightforward bill to boost the borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama. With no resolution in sight, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned that Congress is “playing with fire” as he called on lawmakers to pass legislation re-opening the government and a measure increasing the nation’s $16.7 trillion debt limit. The government shutdown

precipitated by the budget brinkmanship entered its sixth day with hundreds of thousands of federal employees furloughed, national parks closed and an array of government services on hold. Lew said Obama has not changed his opposition to coupling a bill to re-open the government and raise the borrowing authority with Republican demands for changes in the 3-year-old health care law and spending cuts. Boehner insisted that Obama must negotiate if the president wants to end the shutdown and avert a default that could trigger a financial crisis and recession that

would echo the events of 2008 or worse. The 2008 financial crisis pushed the country into the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. “We’re not going to pass a clean debt limit increase,” the Ohio Republican said in a TV interview. “I told the president, there’s no way we’re going to pass one. The votes are not in the House to pass a clean debt limit, and the president is risking default by not having a conversation with us.” Boehner also said he lacks the votes “to pass a clean CR,” or continuing resolution, a reference to the temporary spending bill without conditions that would keep the

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Sharon (Mark) Levy of Jupiter, Fla.; his son, Karl R. (Kathleen) Schafer of Lower Providence, Pa.; four grandchildren, Alexander Moore, Vanessa Moore, Karl J. Schafer and Susan Schafer; his brother, Walter Schaefer of Stockton; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marie; and two sisters, Helen Wurster and Lore Kleckner. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Hermann Funeral Home, 247 North Park St., Stockton. There will be a one-hour visitation before the service beginning 10 a.m. Interment will take place at Ladies Union Cemetery in Stockton. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to one of the following organizations: Colon Cancer Alliance, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005; or Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, ELCA World Hunger, P.O. Box 71764, Chicago, IL 60694-1764. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with his family at To sign the online guest book, visit

8OBITUARIES AVALON L. ATKINSON Born: May 22, 1932; in Chana, Ill Died: Oct. 4, 2013; in Rockford, Ill. GENOA – Avalon L. Atkinson, 81, of Genoa, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. She was born May 22, 1932, in Chana, Ill., the daughter of George and Jeannette (Bruns) Alderks. She married Kenneth “Ray” Atkinson on Oct. 22, 1955. Avalon retired from GTE/ AG Communications in Genoa after 15 years of service. Her hobbies included gardening, making crafts, especially ceramics, recipes and cookbooks. She will be dearly missed by her loving family. Survivors include her five sons, Kenneth Jr. “Beaver” of Janesville, Wis., George (Brenda) of Kingston, Brian (Julie) of Hampshire, Ralph (Beverly) of Genoa and Kevin (Judy) of Belvidere; ten grandchildren, Michael Ray, Daniel, Jason Ray, George Jr., Nicholas Ray, Jacob, Marcus Ray, Alyssa, Shannon Ray and Desiree; and six great-grandchildren, Kameron, Elizabeth, Loretta, Kylie, Karlie and Danielle. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2012; and one daughter in infancy, Loretta. Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Slater-Butala Funeral Home in Genoa, with the Rev. James P. Freund officiating. Burial will be at the White Rock Cemetery in Kings, Ill. The visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Stoke Association (a division of the American Heart Association) in care of the Slater-Butala Funeral Home, 132 W. Main St., Genoa, IL 60135. For information or to sign the online guest book, go to www. or call 815-784-5191. To sign the online guest book, visit

ROBERT W. PEARSON Born: Sept. 28, 1921; in Chicago, Ill. Died: Oct. 5, 2013; in DeKalb, Ill. SYCAMORE – Robert W. Pearson, 92, of Sycamore, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at the DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center in DeKalb. He was born Sept. 28, 1921, in Chicago, the son of Victor and Anna (Fredrickson) Pearson. Robert was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a biology professor and a pre-med advisor at Northern Illinois University from 1963 to 1989. Survivors include his life partner, Janice Keiser of Sycamore; three children, Kathy (Tom) Pequet of Delafield, Wis., Dave (Patti) Pearson of DeKalb and John Pearson of El Paso, Texas; four grandchildren, Sarah Pearson (fiance Nick Zangler), Elizabeth Pequet, Laura Pequet and Karlie Pearson; one great-grandson, Lucas Pequet; one brother, Victor (Edye) Pearson of Davenport, Iowa; one nephew, Dave (Rita) Pearson; one niece, Debbie Pearson; and his animal companions, Farley and Daily. He was preceded in death by one son, Bruce Pearson. A memorial gathering will be from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore. A service will begin at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. Jan Little officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials for

KARL H. SCHAFER Born: April 11, 1922; Dettingen, Germany Died: Sept. 22, 2013; in DeKalb, Ill. SYCAMORE – Karl H. Schafer, 91, of Sycamore, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb. Schafer was born April 11, 1922, the son of Christian and Katharine (Randecker) Schaefer in Dettingen, Germany. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1929. They experienced the Great Depression first-hand, struggling as a farming family in southern Iowa. Schafer began his education at age 7 in a one-room schoolhouse with 14 children, six ponies and one teacher where no one spoke the same language. A few years later, the family moved to Elizabeth, where he graduated from high school in 1940. After placing first in a countywide exam, Schafer received a full scholarship to the University of Illinois, where he majored in engineering. His studies were interrupted by World War II and service overseas. While in the U.S. Army, he first served in the Corps of Engineers, eventually utilizing his bilingual skills to serve as a linguist, intelligence officer and finally a negotiator at the end of the war. It was in Germany where he met his wife, Marie E. Haag. They were married on Oct. 25, 1947, in Michelstadt, Germany. After the war, the couple returned to the United States and lived in the Quad Cities area. In 1948, Schafer started working at Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company. After four years, he became manager of the Riverside power plant and retired in 1985 after serving his last ten years as vice president of engineering and operations at Mid-American Energy. He once told his grandson, Karl, that solving engineering problems and improving energy efficiency was “great fun.” A nephew, Ken Kleckner, remarked that his uncle’s enthusiasm for engineering inspired his own career in the field. Karl was a man of strong ethics and moral fabric. He was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church in Geneva, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a past member of the Rotary Club in Bettendorf, Iowa. While living in the Quad Cities, he was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher for a number of years. Schafer was talented with and truly enjoyed repairing and building projects. In his early years and with help from friends, he built two homes from the ground up. As his late wife used to comment, “If Karl builds it, it will never come down.” In his earlier years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved to travel and planned extensive family vacations every summer. After his retirement, he and Marie also enjoyed numerous trips within the U.S. as well as abroad. He is survived by three daughters, Linda Moore of Mobile, Ala., Carole (Alan) Gooding of Sycamore and

ELEANOR J. SIDEBOTTOM Born: May 23, 1926; in Walnut, Ill. Died: Oct. 4, 2013; in Rockford, Ill. ROCKFORD – Eleanor J. Sidebottom, 87, of Rockford, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at her home. Eleanor was born May 23, 1926, in Walnut, Ill., the daughter of Harry and Maude (Stickle) Renner. She was united in marriage to Eugene Sidebottom on Oct. 26, 1947, at the First Christian Church of Walnut. She was a real estate salesperson in DeKalb for about 10 years. She was also a 4-H leader and Sunday school teacher for many years. She also was in the Home Extension for several years. She is survived by her children, Ken Sidebottom, Ron Sidebottom, Carol Fraedrich and Neal Sidebottom; grandchildren, Trista Patton, Josh Patton, Dustin Hardcastle, Alec Hardcastle, Andrea Sidebottom, Paige Sidebottom, Jennifer Sidebottom, Kendra Sidebottom and Amber Sidebottom; great-grandchildren, Ivan Xelhua, Royce Scott, Liam Hardcastle, Kyla Bennett, Elise Hardcastle, David McDaniel, Austin McDaniel, Ashley McDaniel and Christian Patton; three sisters, Gladys Gettle, Shirley Creager and Phyllis Warner; and a brother, Les “Char” Renner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Sidebottom; mother, Maude Renner; father, Harry Renner; a brother, Dale Renner; a sister, Verle Tracy; a granddaughter, Tessa Sidebottom; and a daughter-in-law, Donna Kinser-Sidebottom. The visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Garland Funeral Home, 14733 Illinois Highway 92 in Walnut. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut, with the Rev. Steve Doyle of the Calvary Christian Church officiating. An informal gathering in remembrance of Eleanor will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Calvary Christian Church, 5455 Charles St., Rockford. A memorial has been established to the Calvary Christian Church in Rockford in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be sent to or Garland Funeral Home, Walnut. To sign the online guest book, visit

government operating. Democrats argue their 200 members in the House plus close to two dozen pragmatic Republicans would back a clean bill if Boehner just allowed a vote, but he remains hamstrung by his tea party-strong GOP caucus. “Let me issue him a friendly challenge. Put it on the floor Monday or Tuesday. I would bet there are the votes to pass it,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. In a series of Sunday television appearances, Lew warned that on Oct. 17, when he exhausts the bookkeeping maneuvers he has been using to keep borrowing, the threat of default would be imminent.

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Supreme Court term begins with contentious subjects By MARK SHERMAN The Associated Press WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is beginning a new term with controversial issues that offer the court’s conservative majority the chance to move aggressively to undo limits on campaign contributions, undermine claims of discrimination in housing and mortgage lending, and allow for more government-sanctioned prayer. Assuming the government shutdown doesn’t get in their way, the justices also will deal with a case that goes to the heart of the partisan impasse in Washington: whether and when the president may use recess appointments to fill key positions without Senate confirmation. The court was unaffected for the first few days of the government shutdown and there was no expectation that arguments set for October would have to be rescheduled. The new term that starts today may be short on the sort of high-profile battles

over health care and gay marriage that marked the past two years. But several cases ask the court to overrule prior decisions – bold action in an institution that relies on the power of precedent. “There are an unusual number of cases going right to hot-button cultural issues and aggressive briefing on the conservative side asking precedents to be overruled,” said Georgetown University law professor Pamela Harris, who served in President Barack Obama’s Justice Department. Paul Clement, a frequent advocate before the court and the top Supreme Court lawyer under President George W. Bush, agreed that the opportunity exists for dramatic precedent-busting decisions. But Clement said each case also offers the court “an offramp,” a narrower outcome that may be more in keeping with Chief Justice John Roberts’ stated desire for incremental decision-making that bridges the court’s ideological divide.

There is a familiar ring to several cases the justices will take up. Campaign finance, affirmative action, legislative prayer and abortion clinic protests all are on the court’s calendar. The justices also will hear for the second time the case of Carol Anne Bond, a woman who was convicted under an anti-terrorism law for spreading deadly chemicals around the home of her husband’s mistress. The justices probably will decide in the fall whether to resolve competing lower court decisions about the new health care law’s requirement that employer-sponsored health plans include coverage of contraceptives. An issue with a good chance to be heard involves the authority of police to search the contents of a cellphone found on someone they arrest. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said over the summer that the right to privacy in the digital age “is bound to come up in many forms” in the years ahead.

mid-2014, an official said. The inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons have about nine months to purge President Bashar Assad’s regime of its chemical program. The mission, endorsed by the U.N. Security Council, faces the tightest deadline in the watchdog group’s history and must

simultaneously navigate Syria’s bloody civil war. Sunday marked the fifth day that an advance team of around 20 inspectors have been in the country and the first day that involved actually disabling and destroying weapons and machinery, an official on the joint OPCW-U.N. mission said.

Kenneth R. McCormick, 34, of the 300 block of Main Street, Kingston, was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 2, on a warrant for theft. He also was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a hypodermic needle and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Frederick A. Edburg, 43, of the 300 block of West Fifth Street, Sandwich, was charged Friday, Oct. 4, with domestic battery and unlawful interference with reporting of domestic violence. Armando Guzman, 24, of the 300 block of Wentworth, Sandwich, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 3, for a failure-to-appear warrant for criminal damage to property. Curtis M. Walker, 20, of the 400 block of Lisbon Street, Sandwich, was charged Saturday, Oct. 5, with underage drinking.

8WORLD BRIEF Syrian chemical program dismantling underway BEIRUT – International disarmament experts on Sunday began dismantling and destroying Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal and the equipment used to produce it, taking the first concrete step in their colossal task of eliminating the country’s chemical stockpile by

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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 Anthony Baffone, 52, of the 16300 block of Anderland Road, DeKalb, was charged Saturday, Oct. 5, with domestic battery, aggravated battery and unlawful interference with the report of a domestic battery.

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Finally, you can lose weight fast without being hungry and save $5,000.00 a year on food, vitamins and medications. In addition, you can eat your favorite foods. You can also get healthy and fit in the process. Sounds too good to be true? Think again. It has been proven in clinical studies by Medical Doctors. It is TNF which stands for Total Nutrition And Fitness. TNF is a result of a 17year research project by BioTech Research. Deterioration of the body starts after age 30. You can avoid deterioration in your middle years. When you get older, you can avoid being put in a nursing home because of disabilities. Here is my educational interview with Cristiana Paul, M.S. and David Dearth, IFBB Professional, who are the Chief Nutritionist and Chief Personal Trainer for BioTech Research. Their clients include top Hollywood movie stars, top professional models, top music stars and top business executives. Two are pictured on this page. Q: Dave, how can a person possibly get healthy, fit and lose weight without dieting, eating expensive nutritious foods, juicing, taking a lot of vitamins, and going to a gym? A: Clinical studies prove that TNF can provide ultimate health and fitness and fast weight loss without doing all of those things. Most vitamin pills are useless. The nutrients are not in a form that the body can absorb. Juicing is good for you, but, is greatly oversold. Many juicers give you sugar water from fruits and vegetables because they do not get the nutrients out of the skin and seeds where most of the nutrients reside. Even if you juice properly, you still would not be able to get all of the Essential Nutrients because many come from animal food sources. Also, to do proper juicing, you need organic fruits and vegetables to avoid pesticides. And, you would need a whole refrigerator full of organic vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. Vegetables and fruits reduce in nutritional value rapidly so you have to get fresh ones almost daily. When most people go to a gym, they do not know what they are doing and the so called personal trainers in these gyms also don’t know what they are doing. So most of it is a waste of time. In addition to getting healthy, fit and slim, with TNF, you will not have to suffer decline in your physical abilities, mental abilities, and appearance as you get older. Q: Cristiana, isn’t a decline in physical abilities, mental abilities, and appearance a natural part of aging? A: Absolutely not. That is a myth that has been debunked by science and numerous real life case histories over the past 20 years. With the exception of rare inherited genetic defects and injuries, it was found that these aging maladies are mainly caused by malnutrition and inactivity. Lack of Essential

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holding individual pack in left hand Cristiana Paul, M.S.Age 55

TNF is all you need David Dearth, IFBB, Age 39

TNF is all you need for Total Nutrition and Fitness and to lose weight fast. It provides you with better nutrition and exercise than you get from everything on the right. TNF shakes come in handy individual packs. Add water and mix in provided blender. Only 2 TNF shakes provide 100% RDA of all Essential Nutrients and over 100 Beneficial Nutrients.

Two of Paul and Dearth’s Advanced Level TNF clients. They are faster and stronger than they were in their 20s and have no disabilities.

The TNF 17-year research project included many clinical studies. In one clinical study, a research group of 28 people (3 which are pictured here) who used TNF Level 1 had these results as verified by Medical Doctor’s examinations taken before and after. They de-aged rapidly. This group, in only 4 weeks, lost 220 pounds and 169 inches off their bodies. In only 12 weeks, this group lost 416 pounds and 356 inches off their bodies. In only 4 weeks, 75% of the research group dropped their blood pressure by an average of 27.50 points. Some dropped their blood pressure over 60 points. And, 81.50% dropped their cholesterol by an average of 36.57 points and some by over 100 points. One person in the group, a diabetic, dropped her glucose (blood sugar) by 39 points. They never went hungry. Many people in the test group also reported that TNF relieved their aches and pains.

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Nutrients deprives the body of its ability to repair itself. Inactivity causes muscles, bones, and other body parts to deteriorate because the body is programmed that YOU USE IT OR LOSE IT. There are 42 Essential Nutrients needed by the body to function properly and repair itself. There are also over 100 Beneficial Nutrients that you get from fruits and vegetables that help with such things as anti-aging and boosting your immune system. The average American is missing 10 to 17 of the Essential Nutrients and is not getting adequate amounts of 7 to 12. TNF has all 42 Essential Nutrients in 100% RDA and over 100 Beneficial Nutrients. TNF provides the same quality nutrients as juicing. TNF also has Total Body Protein which provides both muscle type protein and collagen protein for all body parts including muscle, bone, joints, tendons, skin, hair and nails. It has super chocolate flavoring which make the shakes delicious. It is all in powdered form in individual packs.You simply add water and mix in a TNF Battery Blender and you get a delicious TNF Total Nutrition Meal Replacement Shake. Only 2 shakes a day provide you wth 100% RDA of Essential Nutrients and over 100 Beneficial Nutrients. Think of your body as a ship which is also in need of constant repair. But what if the shipyard is deprived of its repair supply, such as steel, paint, wood, plastic and rubber. The ship would

start deteriorating, lose performance, and eventually fall apart. The same thing happens to your body when your body is deprived of the critical supplies to repair it. Q: Dave, regarding the USE IT OR LOSE IT law of nature, most people are active with work, house chores, and other such things. Why do their bodies deteriorate with age? A: Because the activities engaged in by the majority of people do not put Adequate Muscle Demand on the majority of muscles in the body. When there is inadequate demand, the muscles deteriorate, then the bones that support the muscles deteriorate and then the rest of the body deteriorates. When the body senses that a muscle is not needed, it atrophies the muscle and the bone just like what occurs when you get a broken bone and have a limb put it a cast. Q: Dave, how does TNF save a household up to $5,000.00 a year? The TNF Total Nutrition Meal Replacement Shakes cost only $2.97 per meal. Two shakes provide 100% RDA of all 42 Essential Nutrients and over 100 Beneficial Nutrients. Weight loss club meals and fast food meals cost about $10.00 each and home cooked meals cost over $5.00 each. The popular meal replacement shakes, are loaded with refined sugar, are missing many Essential Nutrients, have no Beneficial Nutrients, have very little protein and you would have to drink over $7.00 worth to get 100% RDA of the inadequate number of the low quality Essential Nutrients they do have. You will not have to buy




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expensive vitamin pills. The TNF Total Nutrition Meal Replacement Shakes will also save you a great deal because you will not have to buy medications to address problems caused by malnutrition or buy gym memberships. TNF will provide you with over 100 Benefical Nutrients from fruits and vegetables you get from juicing that you cannot get from vitamin pills. Q: Dave, how are people going to get Adequate Muscle Demand for all of their muscles? A: We have developed a way to get Adequate Muscle Demand on 100% of the body muscles by only exercising one hour a week. It is the clinically tested TNF Level 1 High Efficiency Exercise. It provides both aerobic and anaerobic exercise in a simple to follow DVD, titled “Total Fitness In One Hour A Week”. It does not require you go to the gym. You do it right in your home with no equipment. You pop in this DVD and I become your personal trainer right on your television. The workouts take only 12 minutes a day, weekdays, for a total of 1 hour a week. Q: Dave, what kind of results can people expect? A: Our clients got dramatic results including stronger muscles, stronger bones, excess body fat loss, body firming and dramatically improved appearance of hair, skin and nails. They got great improvements in physical and mental abilities. They greatly increased sex drive and sexual performance. They lost weight without suffering. They had no hunger or cravings. The main reason people gain weight is malnu-

trition. When your body is not getting all 42 Essential Nutrients, it produces cravings for more food. TNF Total Nutrition Meal Replacement Shakes provide all 42 Essential Nutrients which includes adequate protein which curbs cravings and overeating. You lose weight painlessly. Since you are getting all your nutrients, you can eat all your favorite foods for eating pleasure. You are not likely to overeat because your body will not over crave food. TNF also has advanced levels where you can get even better results.


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TNF is guaranteed to work or you get 100% of your money refunded. Q: Cristiana, how can my readers get TNF? A: Today we are offering your readers a limited number at a 50% discount plus free shipping and handling as part of our Word Of Mouth publicity campaign. But there is a limit of 2 per customer at this major discount – no exceptions please. END OF INTERVIEW The reader’s who wish to claim TNF at this major 50% off discount, please see the provided claim information on this page.

Word Of Mouth Publicity 50% Discount Offer TNF consists of: 1) the TNF Battery Blender which is battery operated that you can take with you anywhere, 2) a 30-day supply of TNF nutrients in powder form individual packs which provide you with 100% RDA and over 100 Beneficial Nutrients in only 2 shakes and 3) the DVD titled, “Total Fitness In One Hour A Week.” The price is $294.00, plus $27.00 shipping and handling, for a total of $321.00 delivered. Today readers on a first come, first serve basis, can get a 50% discount plus free shipping and handling and get TNF for only $147 delivered. But there is a limit of 2 per customer at this major discount – no exceptions please. TNF Total Nutrient re-orders are very inexpensive and you will get them at a major discount. They will greatly reduce your food bills. TNF IS GUARANTEED TO WORK OR YOU GET EVERY CENT OF YOUR MONEY REFUNDED. • To order by mail get a blank sheet of paper and print your name, address, phone number, date of birth, and if you have an e-mail address so they can send a shipping confirmation. Then just enclose a check or money order, payable to BioTech Research ® and mail to: BioTech Research®, Offer Code K1557, 7800 Whipple Ave. N.W., Canton, OH 44767 • Or for faster service, use a credit card or debit card, and call the BioTech Research® Hotline at 1-800-6853760, Monday through Friday 6:00 am - 3:00 am, Saturday 7:00 am - 12:00 am and Sunday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm, EST. Give operator your Offer Code: K1557 • Or to order online: log on to and enter your Offer Code K1557

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CRYSTAL LAKE Shaw Media in suburban Chicago is seeking a part-time Editorial Assistant in our Crystal Lake newsroom. Agriculture Our rapidly growing farm management division is looking to add a full time Farm Manager. Ag knowledge/ background required. Must be a selfstarter & self-motivated. Starting salary based on qualifications & experience. Benefits package included. Send resume to: Martin,Goodrich & Waddell, Inc. 2020 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL. 60178, Fax: 815-756-5929

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The Editorial Assistant directs phone calls in the newsroom, types and edits press releases, sorts and distributes mail, processes monthly bills, and supports newsroom employees with general administrative duties. The Editorial Assistant also assists the Northwest Herald editor with various duties. To be considered, the candidate must have a strong working knowledge of general office equipment, email and the Internet; a tremendous attention to detail; and the ability to manage multiple tasks successfully. Customer service and editing experience is preferred. Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to:

HEALTH SERVICES PHYSICIAN Northern Illinois University invites applicants for a primary care physician at Health Services, a department within the division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Provide medical care in injuries, men's health, women's health, acute and chronic illness care to eligible students.12-month, full-time position, Monday-Friday, days, no nights, no holidays, no oncall. Illinois MD or DO license; board certification/eligibility in primary care specialty; excellent communication skills; ability to work with diverse campus community req. Review of complete applications will continue until position is filled. Send letter of interest, resume/vita, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references to: Christine J. Grady, RN, MS, Director; Health Services; Administration Office Room 422; Northern Illinois University; DeKalb, Il 60115-2879; Fax: 815-753-9570; Email: Pre-employment criminal background investigation req. AA/EEO or Apply now at: Shaw Media is a Drug Free Employer. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. This posting may not include all duties of position. EOE.

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Have breakfast with track legend Joyner-Kersee Six-time Olympic medalist and international track and field legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee will visit Northern Illinois University on Oct. 16 and 17, where she will speak to a variety of groups throughout the campus and community. NIU Athletics will host “A Morning with Jackie Joyner-Kersee,” a breakfast event open to the public, at 9 a.m. Oct. 17 in the NIU Convocation Center. Tickets cost $25 each and are available by phone at 815-753-7225 or by email at Groups can reserve a table of eight for $300 (bronze level), $350 (silver level) or $400 (gold level). All proceeds will benefit the NIU Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country program. In addition, the four-time Olympian will

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

New piano celebrated in dedication concert Friday at Northern In September 2012, the Northern Illinois University School of Music began hosting a beautiful Fazioli F278 Concert Grand piano. The piano was previously owned and loved by a retired doctor who purchased it at the age of 85 with the goal of becoming a better pianist. When he moved, the plan was to bring the 278 to NIU, where it could be used while being prepared for sale. Along the way, faculty and students fell in love with it, and the dean began seeking a donor. Through alumnus Jeff Yordon, a connection was made to the Dr. Agnes Varis Charitable Trust, and the trustees approved NIU’s application for funds to buy the piano. The School of Music will cele-

speak to the Huskie track and field and cross country teams, other NIU student-athletes and women’s student groups during her time in DeKalb. A separate event for the NIU campus community will be held Oct. 16. At each event, Joyner-Kersee will share the inspirational success story and message of perseverance that led her to be named the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century by Sports Illustrated. A native of East St. Louis, Ill., Joyner-Kersee has had a long and storied career. After finishing eighth in the long jump as a high schooler at the 1980 US Olympic Trials, she burst onto the international stage at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles by winning the silver medal in the heptathlon. Two years later, she

became the first woman to score 7,000 points in the heptathlon. In 1988, she took the gold medal in the heptathlon – where she set a still-standing world record of 7,291 points – and long jump at the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. Joyner-Kersee successfully defended her Olympic heptathlon title at the 1992 Barcelona Games and won a bronze medal in the long jump. She finished her Olympic career in the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta with a bronze medal in the long jump. Along with holding the world record in the heptathlon, she also holds the next five best scores in the event and ranks second all-time in the long jump. In 2012, Joyner-Kersee was inducted into the IAAF Hall of Fame.

Oak Crest Art and Craft Fest is Saturday Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center invites the public to its third annual Art and Craft Fest to be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive in DeKalb. Residents and volunteers work on crafts all year for the sale. Local artists and crafters can reserve a booth by visiting the main office at Oak Crest, calling 815-756-8461 or emailing A bake sale and lunch will be held in conjunction with the craft sale. Proceeds support the Oak Crest Good Samaritan Fund. Pictured are Alice Keasler and Lois Callahan previewing crafts for the sale.

brate the acquisition with a dedication concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building. Faculty and students will play the Fazioli, as well as works for four grand pianos, in a demonstration of the many ways this instrument will be used over the coming decades. The program will include works by Debussy, Gounod, Schumann, Liszt and others, and conclude with a four-piano rendition of John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” The concert is free, open to the public, and accessible to all. Boutell Memorial Concert Hall is located at 400 Lucinda Ave. in DeKalb. For more information, contact Rich Holly at rholly@niu. edu or 815-753-1138.

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Presentations to teach about women’s health in Africa Tanzania Development Support will sponsor presentations by Liz Mach on “The Importance of Educating Girls for Women’s Health” at locations in DeKalb and Sycamore on Oct. 16 and 17. Mach is a registered nurse who has worked as a Maryknoll lay missionary in Tanzania and Sudan for more than 35 years. She grew up in

Minnesota and earned a master’s degree in maternal-child health from the University Of Minnesota School Of Public Health. Her passion and her work focus on preventable health issues experienced by women and girls in Tanzania today. She will share stories about her many years of experience in women’s health issues in Africa.

The first presentation will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the parish activity center of St. Mary’s Church in Sycamore. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. The parish activity center is located adjacent to the church at 322 Waterman St. Mach also will speak at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 N. Fourth St. in DeKalb,

at 5 p.m. Oct. 17. Refreshments will be served before the presentation. Mach works in the region where Tanzania Development Support is financing the construction of a library and community resource center for use by the Nyegina Secondary School and the surrounding community. There is no admission fee. Donations for the construction of the

library and community resource center are encouraged. Sponsors are needed to support Northern Illinois University students and faculty who will be Walking with Water from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 in the MLK Commons to raise money for the library project. Visit water-walk to volunteer or support walkers.

8BRIEFS Bake sale benefits heart patients A bake sale fundraiser to benefit cardiopulmonary patients will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in the Roberts Conference Room on the lower level at Kishwaukee Hospital. This is a culinary event with an exotic twist. In addition to the usual fare, “nosh” European-style treats will be featured. These will include kolacky, krumkaka, rosettes, linzer cookies and other delicacies to supplement the standard chocolate chip cookies and brownies. The purpose of the fundraiser is to provide scholarships for patients who can’t afford the monthly fee for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. The rehab, one of only three in the United States, provides exercise and medical staff for patients with cardiac and pulmonary conditions. An exercise program written specifically for the patient is created by medical professionals to strengthen muscles and prolong life. Monies raised by similar events between 2006 and 2013 totaled $13,179.

Speaker to discuss John Wayne Gacy case Retired Chief of Police Joe Kozenczak will speak about the John Wayne Gacy case at Northern Illinois University at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Campus Life Building, room 100, DeKalb. John Wayne Gacy was a serial killer from Des Plaines in the 1970s. He murdered 33 boys and hid their bodies in his basement. At the time,

Kozenczak was a lieutenant for the Des Plains Police Department. Kozenczak took interest in Gacy after a boy from the local high school went missing. He was the lead investigator for the case. Learn about the specifics of the case, as well as about a career in law enforcement. This event is open to the public.

DCEDC dinner features Lyle Heidemann The DeKalb County Economic Development Corp. will hold its 26th annual dinner and State of DeKalb County from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Duke Ellington Ballroom, Northern Illinois University. A special presentation will be given by Lyle Heidemann, an NIU alumnus and former president and CEO of True Value Corp. Heidemann will share his experience in refocusing organizations on business models that address extraordinary competition by clearly defining customer needs and delivering exceptional service. The cost is $100 for members and $125 for nonmembers. Register online at event/annual-dinner by Oct. 14.

Cortland Festival and Parade is Sunday The annual Cortland Community Festival and Parade will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday. The parade will step off on West Cortland Center Road at 1 p.m. The festival will follow immediately after the parade in Cortland Community Park. The festival will include food,

a 50/50 drawing, a zipline, a clown, crafters and a DJ. For more information, visit

Club charters bus trip to Indiana shrine The Sycamore Woman’s Club invites interested men and women to join them on a trip to St. John, Ind. to tour the Shrine of Christ’s Passion. The chartered bus will leave Sycamore at 8 a.m. Oct. 15 and return about 5:30 p.m. the same day. The shrine is an inspiring location with 40 life-sized bronze statues depicting the time from the Last Supper through Christ’s ascension. A brochure is available for more details. The path through the shrine is about a half-mile long; golf carts have been reserved for those unable to walk that far. After lunch, the group will tour nearby St. James the Evangelist Church. Reservations are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $35 per person, which includes a box lunch from the Country Store. For more information or to make a reservation, call Frankie at 815-899-0494.

Walk to raise suicide prevention awareness The deadline is noon Friday to register for the Out of the Darkness Community Walk, scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Hopkins Park Shelter, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Check-in time is from noon to 1 p.m., and the event goes until

2 p.m. Anyone who would like to participate can register at the walk. Walk donations will be accepted until Dec. 31. Participants will join thousands of other walkers nationwide to raise money for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, and provide support for survivors of suicide loss. For information or to register, contact the DeKalb County Walk Committee at 630-9564090, email Illinois@AFSP. org, or visit or Also find the Illinois Chapter on Twitter and Facebook.

Senior services available in Sandwich Fox Valley Older Adult Services offers many programs and activities for seniors. Some of the events on the upcoming schedule include: • Wii Bowling – now offered two days a week by popular demand. It takes place at 10:15 a.m. Mondays and 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays. The cost for participants is $1. Join the group

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and have fun with friendly competition. Instructions are availble upon request. • Bingo – 9 a.m. Mondays. Cost is $2 for members or $3 for nonmembers. Bingo also is available at 12:15 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month. Cost is $1. • Hand & Foot – 1 p.m. Mondays. Come for this fun card game. Instructions available upon request. Cost is $1 for members or $2 for nonmembers. • Bridge, Canasta & Euchre – 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost is $1 for members and $2 for nonmembers. To find out more about FVOAS and how to participate in programs and help in its mission, cal Susan Thanepohn, director of marketing and grants, at 815786-9404.

Kish Hospital offers wellness programs Kishwaukee Hospital will offer these upcoming community wellness programs. Infant Safety & CPR: Learn about infant safety including childproofing, poison prevention, SIDS, CPR and choking rescue for infants younger than 1. Not a certification class.

2250 Barber Greene Road DeKalb, IL 60115 (815) 75.TAILS

Infant Safety & CPR will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center. Cost is $15 per couple. Registration is required. Call 815-748-8962 or visit Is a Spinal Cord Stimulator Right for Your Chronic Pain? with Dr. Arnold: Join pain management physician Gregory Arnold to learn about the chronic pain conditions that can benefit from using a spinal cord stimulator. This class will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center. Free. Registration is required. Call 815-748-8962 or visit www. Safe Sitter: This internationally recognized babysitting program teaches 11- to 13-yearolds skills to provide children in their care a safe, nurturing environment. Includes Safe Sitter backpack, manual, supplies and light refreshments. Bring a sack lunch. Safe Sitter will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19, in the Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center. Cost is $40 per person. Registration is required. Call 815-748-8962 or visit www.

Pet of the Week

Socks is a beautiful 1 year old girl who is at TAILS because her owner moved and couldn’t take her with him. She is FIV positive, which means that she can’t live with other cats, which is fine with her because she’s not fond of other cats anyway! Socks has a wonderful purrrsonality and loves people. If you’re looking for a single kitty, Socks could be the one for you. Why not come see her at TAILS today?


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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 Hospital Roberts Conference Center, DeKalb. 815-7488962 or visit programs. • 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Valley West Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. 815-786-3962 or www. • 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at KishHealth System Family & Specialty Care in Genoa. • 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays KishHealth System Family & Specialty Care in Waterman. Mom’s Time Out: 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at South Prairie School, Sycamore. This recreational program provides children with a safe and structured place to play and socialize with other children. For ages 18 months to 7. Cost for residents is $9, nonresidents cost $11 per day. Call the Sycamore Park District at 815-895-3202. Big Read with Carla – Western Necklaces: 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. 815-7569568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@ Friends of the DeKalb Meeting: 5 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Support the library by providing programs, materials and services that are not part of the regular library budget. 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. or visit 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 DeKalb Evening Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. at Junction Eating Place, 816 W. Lincoln Highway. Contact: or call Erica Kelley at 815-758-6706. For men and women interested in improving their community. Connect on Facebook. 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. Sheriff’s Badge Craft: 7 p.m. today and 4 p.m. Wednesday (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 Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive in DeKalb. Contact: Becky Beck Ryan, president, 815758-3800. Big Read 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 American Red Cross Blood Drive: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Health Services Building, 1425 W. Lincoln Highway, in DeKalb. or 800-RED CROSS. Clothespin Horse Craft: 10 a.m. today, 11 a.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Spanish (bilingual) in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email Preschool Story Time: 10:30 a.m. today and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sandwich Public Library, 107 E. Center St. Ages 3 to 5, limited to 12. Registration required. 815-786-8308, Fall Story Time: 12:45 p.m. today and 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Hinckley Public Library, 100 N. Maple St., Hinckley. For ages 2 to 5. Register in person or call 815-286-3220. www. Teacher in the Library: 4 to 5:15 p.m. today and Wednesday in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Those who register will receive homework assistance. Sign up in advance at, 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or the youth services desk. The Caudill Committee: 4:15 to 5 p.m. at at Sandwich Public Library, 107 E. Center St. For 4th – 8th graders; registration is required. Read a great book from the Rebecca Caudill Award list, eat some snacks and have a say in what you read. 815-786-8308, DeKalb Area Toastmasters Open

House: 6 to 9 p.m. at Pizza Pros, 1205 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Want to improve your leadership/ communication skills? Need help thinking on your feet? Want to network with other community members? Looking for a supportive and creative group that wants you to succeed? See how this group can help you grow. Magic Muffins – Discuss a Book: 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Limit of 12 tweens (ages 10 to 14). Email or call 815-756-9568, ext. 250. Kishwaukee Valley Barbershop Chorus rehearsals: 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. Contact: 815-895-5955 or 815-7563004. Male singers of all ages are invited to learn to sing in harmony. 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 815-793-1832. Sycamore High School Class of 1944 reunion over coffee: 10 a.m. at Towne Square Restaurant, 351 N. Main St. in Sycamore. Big Read 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 Tilton Park Unit of HEA: 11:30 a.m. for the Ellwood and Nehring Hour Tour. Bring a brown bag lunch. Call Barb at 815-758-0729 for information about this unit, which is part of Homemakers Education Association. Kishwaukee Kiwanis: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hopkins Park Community Room in DeKalb. www.KishKiwanis. org. Contact: Amy Polzin at DeKalb Noon Lions Club: Noon in the Blackhawk East Cafeteria at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. Members welcome all interested people. 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

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are welcome. or visit Fox Valley Bicycle and Ski Club: 7 p.m. at Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. Speaker will be Darin Anderson, Bike Tourist – Colorado 2013. Come hear about Anderson’s experiences, including travel, logistics, training and lessons learned. As time allows, he also will talk about his trips to the Pacific Coast and Sierra Nevada. The club invites DeKalb County cyclists to attend its rides, programs and other events throughout the year. Kishwaukee Amateur Radio Club: 7 to 9 p.m. at Community of Christ Church, 1200 S. Malta Road, DeKalb. KARC meets the second Wednesday each month. vetesting.html. 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 Veterans Club, 121 S. California St. Contact: Robert Fleetwood at 815-895-2679. Open to the public. Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem DeKalb Shrine 47: 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb Masonic Temple, Fairview Drive and Fourth Street. Thursday Panera Story Time: 9:30 a.m. at 2476 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. For pre-school age children. Participants will receive a cookie and milk. Limit of 16 participants. Registration is required. Register online, call 815756-9568, ext. 250, stop by the Youth Desk, or email theresaw@ Big Read 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 815-7569568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@ Stitch Niche Club: 5 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Learn how to crochet or share your favorite pastime. Contact Emily at 815-756-9568, ext. 265, or email Wildcard – Weird West: 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Blend the Western genre with science fiction, steampunk or horror, you get a Weird Western. This program is for DeKalb area teens only. For more

information, call 815-756-9568, ext. 280, or email Big Read Performance – The Three Johns by Elia Peattie: 7 p.m. at Barsema Alumni and Visitor’s Center, 231 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. The Three Johns returns to the setting of the Nebraska Territory, where a spirited new widow and her three neighbors – each named John – brave storms and stampedes to forge a community and create new lives. Sycamore American Legion Post 99 member meeting: 7 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Memorial Home, 121 S. California St., Sycamore. For more information, call 815-895-2931, email janderson@parentpetroleum. com or visit www.sycamorevetsclub. org/americanlegion.htm. DeKalb Area Garden Club: 7 p.m. in the Vista Room at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb. Contact: Tom Riley at 815756-6686. Friday Elvis is Back: 9 p.m. to midnight at Moose Lodge 1506, 317 State St. Sycamore. Bunco!: 12:15 p.m. in the senior lounge at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Come experience the many great benefits to laughter. 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. Elburn Lions Club Bingo: Doors open at 5 p.m. at 500 Filmore St. Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the first of four progressive raffles. Regular Bingo games start at 7 p.m. and include two split the pot games. Food and drink are available for purchase. Proceeds go toward Elburn Lions Charities for the sight and hearing impaired. 630365-6315. 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: 815-758-1351 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. “The West” After Dark: 7 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Come after hours to watch Ken Burns’ spectacular and moving documentary. Episodes will be shown every Friday in October beginning at 7 p.m. Meet at the Third Street entrance. Saturday Curves Free Resolution Class: 9 a.m. at 325 E. State St., Sycamore. Come dressed to work out. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of class. Big Read Saturday Cinema: 2 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Film will be “Wild, Wild West” PG-13. Bring a friend and enjoy the show with some popcorn and light refreshments. No registration to this free event. 815756-9568, ext. 260, or email edithc@ George Burns Alive Again and in Concert: 7 p.m. at Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St., Somonauk. Join Broadway and film actor Duffy Hudson as he takes you sings, dances and tells stories like only George Burns can. This 75-minute, one-man, musical comedy performance is sure to delight the entire family. Sunday Blacksmithing for Kids: Noon to 4 p.m. at Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Children can try their skill at blacksmithing using clay and a wooden mallet on a wooden anvil. Free; open to the public. Cortland Parade and Festival: Steps off at 1 p.m. from W. Cortland Center Road. Festival will immediately follow the parade at Cortland Community Park. Activities include a zip-line, 50/50 drawing, a clown, DJ and crafters. Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum: 2 to 4 p.m. and by appointment at 622 Park Ave. in Genoa. Call: 815-784-5559, for appointments other days. Society for Creative Anachronism events: Visit www.carraigban. org or call 815-739-5788 or 815-9865403 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 815-756-4308 or email 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. 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 to volunteer or spearhead events, such as food drives, for Feed’em Soup Community Project, can send email to Info@ Trinity Lutheran Church’s annual casserole supper: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at 303 S. Seventh St., DeKalb. $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 7 to 12; the meal is free for children younger than 7. NIU Knights of Columbus #5572 fish

dinners: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Newman Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb. The entrees are fish, Louisiana shrimp, fish and shrimp, grilled cheese and fries and macaroni and cheese. Salad, bread, vegetable medley, mashed potato, twice baked potato, baked potato, homemade desserts and coffee also are served with each entree. Beer, wine and pop also are available. $8 – fish, $8 – shrimp, $10 – fish and shrimp, $5 – grilled cheese and fries and $5 – macaroni and cheese. Pancake and Whole Hog Sausage Breakfast: 6:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Mayfield Congregational Church, 28405 Church Road, Sycamore. The breakfast will feature door

8SUPPORT GROUPS Monday Big Book Study AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Mommy & Me Breastfeeding Group: 10 a.m. to noon at Valley West Community Hospital in Sandwich. Facilitated by a certified lactation consultant, this free, drop-in group provides support and assistance. 815-786-3962 or www. Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m. at Senior Services Center, 330 Grove St. in DeKalb; 815-758-4718. 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: 815-756-5228; 12 & 12 AA(C): 6 p.m. at Sycamore Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. 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; www. Back to Basics AA(C): 7 p.m. at Union Congregational, 305 S. Gage St., Somonauk. 800-452-7990; Expect A Miracle AA: 8 p.m. open meeting at United Methodist, Third and South streets, Kirkland. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. We Are Not Saints AA(C): 8 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990;

Tuesday Easy Does It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Weight Watchers: 9:30 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Healing Expressions: 10 a.m. to noon at the Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital, 10 Health Services Drive, DeKalb. Cancer patients, caregivers and family members can express feelings and thoughts about the cancer experience through structured visual art activities, guided imagery and writing. Registration is required; call 815-748-2958 or visit Men and Women Impacted by Cancer Networking Group: 10 to 11 a.m. in the Valley West Medical Office Building, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants also is required. Call 815-748-2958 or visit Caring Through Food: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital. Becky Sisler, registered dietitian, will teach tips, strategies and simple recipes that nourish and care for those with cancer. Caretakers and patients are welcome. This group is free and registration is required. For more information, visit www.kishhospital. org/programs or call 815-748-2958. 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. 815-7843480. Hinckley Big Book Study AA(C): 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 801 N. Sycamore St. 800-452-7990; Women’s “Rule #62 Group”: 6 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. For information, call Kathy at 815-756-6655. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Better Off Sober AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesday Night Fellowship Group(C): 7 p.m. at The Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman St. in Sycamore. 815-7391950. 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). 815-5080280. Veterans Peer Support Group: 7 to 8 p.m. at Ben Gordon Center, 12 Health Services Drive in DeKalb; 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, 800-452-7990; Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m. at 1201 Twombly Road in DeKalb; www.; 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 Caregiver Networking Group: 8 to 9 a.m. at the Kishwaukee Hospital Roberts Conference Center. The group is open to spouses and other caregivers of individuals with cancer. No registration required. www.; 815-748-8962. 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. 800-4527990; 24-Hour-A-Day Brown Bag AA(C): 12:05 p.m. at Newman Center, 521 Normal Road, DeKalb. 800-4527990; Weight Watchers: 5 p.m. weighin, 5:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group; 815-756-5228;

prizes, a country store, an attic treasures table and sausage for take-home purchase. Tickets cost $7.50 for adults, $3.50 for children 4 to 10 and free for children younger than 3. Tickets available at the door. Monthly community breakfast: 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Kingston Friendship Center, 120 S Main St. Donation is $7 for eggs cooked to order, pancakes, waffles, biscuits & gravy, corned beef hash, bacon & sausage, fruit cups, English muffins, juice, milk and coffee. Carry-outs available. Bring a nonperishable food item for the Genoa Food Pantry and receive a dollar off your breakfast. Contact: Kingston Friendship Center at 815-

784-3921. 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 for directions and monthly topics. Came to Believe AA(C): 6 p.m. at Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. There is a Solution AA(C): 8 DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor at Fox Valley Community Center, St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. p.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, 1406 Suydam Road. 800-452-7990; 120 Main St. 800-452-7990; www. North Avenue Pass It On AA(C): A Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. 6:30 p.m. at North Ave. Baptist Day PAA(C): 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 Church, 301 North Ave., Sycamore. Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, N. State St., Genoa, 800-452-7990; 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalano800-452-7990; Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at Saturday Federated Church, 612 W. State St., United Church of Christ, 615 N. First Overeaters Anonymous WalkSycamore. 800-452-7990; www. St. in DeKalb;; and-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at the 815-964-5959. Northern Illinois University Lagoon, Closed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. at Hopefuls AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor meeting at the NIU Lincoln Highway Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., parking lot.; Contact: St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. DeKalb. 800-452-7990. Marilyn at 815-751-4822. Thursday It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at Friday Safe Passage Domestic Violence St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott Sexaholics Anonymous-DeKalb: support group: 815-756-5228; St., Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Christ Communi- ty Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, Back To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb. This 12-step recovery at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor program is for Internet addiction. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. Contact: 815-508-0280. Pass It On AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at Breastfeeding Group: 10 to 11:30 Learning to Live Al-Anon group: DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Newman a.m. at Kishwaukee Hospital Roberts St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. Conference Center, 1 Hospital Drive, Catholic Center annex, Normal Road DeKalb. Mothers and babies are in DeKalb; There is a Solution Too AA: 12:05 welcome at this free, drop-in group. Narcotics Anonymous: 10 to 11 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312; a.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; 815-748-8962. N. First St. in DeKalb; www.rragsna. Cancer Support Group: 10 to org; 815-964-5959. B.Y.O.B. Big Book – 12 & 12 11:30 a.m. at Kishwaukee Hospital Back to Basics AA: 6:30 p.m. at Discussion AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Cancer Center, DeKalb. Learn more Cortland United Methodist Church, 45 Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., about cancer from fellow patients, Chestnut Ave., Cortland. 800-452DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www. caregivers and trained staff in a safe 7990; and encouraging environment at this AA Speaker Open Meeting: 8 Big Book Discussion AA(C): 7 free, drop-in group. www.kishhospip.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 p.m. at Newman Catholic Student; 815-748-2958. E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Center, 521 Normal Road, DeKalb. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 4:30 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoto 5:30 p.m. weigh-in and 5:30-6:30 Saturday Night AA(C): 10 p.m. at p.m. meeting at Sycamore United 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452Nursing moms’ network: 7:15 to Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. 7990; 9 p.m. at Valley West Community Call Lydia Johnson, chapter leader, Sunday Hospital. Topics of the free meetings 815-895-4618. 24 Hours a Day AA(C): 9:30 a.m. of La Leche of Sandwich include the Keep It Simple AA(C): 6 p.m. at at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor advantages of breastfeeding, arrival Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; of the newborn, nutrition and weanSt., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. ing. Call Connie, 815-498-3431. Steps And Traditions AA(C): Fox Valley AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at One Day Café AA(C): 6 p.m. at 6 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 23, Waterman United Methodist Church, Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 N. Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. Main St., Sandwich. 800-452-7990; 210 W. Garfield St. 800-452-7990; No Longer Hopeless AA(C): 7:30 County Line Group Big Book Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. weighp.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 AA(C): 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, in, 6:30 p.m. meeting at Weight E. Taylor, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; 121 N. Sycamore St., Maple Park. Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoRoad, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Grieving Parent Support Group: Federated Church, 612 W. State St., One Day At A Time AA(C): 8 p.m. 7 p.m. in Room 10 of the Elburn ComSycamore. 800-452-7990; www. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. munity Center, 525 N. Main St. Call Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Conley Outreach at 630-365-2880

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Four score and 5.5 million newspaper readers ago… Illinois is the Land of Lincoln — says so right on our license plates. And every year, 1.5 million people visit Abe’s home, the Old State Capitol or his tomb. That’s a lot of Lincoln lovers. But it pales in comparison to the 3.4 million Illinois adults who read a newspaper last Sunday. Add in the daily paper and those who read online or on mobile devices and the reach of newspaper media swells to 5.5 million. Honest!

If you’re already a reader of Illinois newspapers, Lincoln would be proud! And if you’re an Illinois advertiser, remember that the best way to turn those Lincoln pennies into big dollars is to collect enough of them. Illinois newspapers help you do that.

Your logo here Sources:* American Opinion Research, Dec. 2012


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Celebrate serving our communities

Newspapers still cornerstone of democracy We’ve been calling it the end of an era for a long time now. It’s supposed to be the end of newspapers, according to naysayers who have been predicting their ultimate demise for years. But the facts prove the newspaper industry is growing and transforming rather than dying. Of course, there are always bumps in the road to innovation, but as it turns out, we’re actually in the midst of a promising and exciting time. Top businessmen and investors such as Warren Buffet, John Henry and Jeff Bezos are demonstrating that newspapers are still lucrative investments. And despite gloomy predictions, our circulation revenue is actually rising. We’re experimenting and transforming to match the pace of our innovative and digitally-driven world. Digital and bundled subscriptions accounted for a 5 percent uptick in circulation revenue in 2012 – the first national rise in circulation revenue since 2003. Newspaper content is now ubiquitous, available and accessed on every platform and device. Recent Scarborough research also shows that across all print, digital and mobile platforms, a full 70 percent of U.S. adults read newspaper content each week. That’s more than 164 million adults – 144 million of whom still pick up the print copy.

platform to widen the audience for each story, which can now be taken and repeated, shared, tweeted, condensed and emailed countless times a day. Newspapers have always been the cornerstone of our society, and that did not And despite the common perception that change with the digital revolution. Ever the younger, digitally-native generation since the Philadelphia Evening Post first has abandoned newspapers, this study published the Declaration of Independence, shows quite the opposite. Some 57 percent our newspapers have continued to unite us of young adults, ranging in age from 18 as communities and as a nation. News meto 34, read newspaper content in a given dia connects us through stories, keeping us week. This is a strong indication that the informed on school board decisions, local industry is still a relevant and vital source heroes, national budgets and international of information, even to Millennials, who co- conflict. incidentally also contribute heavily to the The public’s right to know is essential to growth of mobile readership, which jumped preserving our unique American democra58 percent over the last year. cy, and newspapers serve the vital role of The reason for this is simple. With the independent watchdogs – keeping governdeluge of information available on the ments, businesses and other institutions Internet, people of all ages rely heavily on in check. Without a free press that can sources they trust to provide accurate conprotect its sources, American democracy tent and quickly sift fact from fiction. will suffer. Newspapers consistently and reliably The newspaper industry will continue provide the most up-to-date, accurate to innovate and transform with the times, and important news. And our audiences just like any other industry. But one thing recognize this, rating newspapers as the will never change: Our historic promise to most trusted of all media forms in a recent connect, inform, investigate and foster an Nielsen study. While 56 percent say they educated society. trust newspapers, 52 percent trust local TV and only 37 percent trust social media. • Caroline H. Little is president and CEO Today’s technology has only proven how of the Newspaper Association of America, the industry’s largest trade organization. valuable this content is by providing a

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What America needs: Defeat of budget games Note how tea party politicians routinely start their remarks with “The American people want.” And what “the American people want” conveniently coincides with their ideological preferences. It would seem that the American people – meaning a massive majority – don’t want this government shutdown. So scrambling Republicans have come up with “modest” and “common-sense” proposals to end the impasse: We can keep the national parks open, they are offering. Also the Department of Veterans Affairs. Let’s just yank the tax on medical devices out of the Affordable Care Act or the requirement for contraception coverage. Simply delay the individual mandate. That’s all we ask, and we’ll reopen the government. What about the panda cam? They forgot the panda cam. The American people love watching Mei Xiang licking her adorable cub at the National Zoo. No government, no panda cam. You see where this is going. And that is why America’s leaders, Democrats and sane Republicans, must drive a stake in the heart of the idea that you can close down the government – and threaten economic meltdown by playing games with the debt ceiling – to win political concessions. Nothing the tea party people demand can’t be had through the normal political process. It happens that a duly elected House and Senate passed Obamacare. And when asked, the U.S. Supreme Court said

VIEWS Froma Harrop it’s cool with it. But if “the American people do not want Obamacare,” to quote Rep. Jim Bridenstine and other Republican radicals, they don’t have to have Obamacare. They can vote more right-wingers into office and do away with it. As the public grows ever testier over the shutdown, tea party extremists bleat more loudly about their “modest” and “common-sense” ideas for restarting the government. Here’s an analogy: Guy opens a restaurant. Mobster barges in demanding $10 a week or the place burns down. Owner says no. Mobster responds in wounded tone, “But $10 is such a modest request.” The more modest the Republican demands, the nuttier they sound. Pious posturing does not alter the fact that we’re viewing an extortion racket. Only unconditional defeat of this tactic can save the principle that you don’t shut down government to get this or that concession. Obama made a serious mistake by negotiating during past trumped-up crises. He’s been strong so far. Here’s a happy ending: Republican House Speaker John Boehner does what he should have long ago, sends a spending

measure to the House to keep government going. It passes with Democratic and pragmatist Republican votes. Party hotheads may well respond by stripping Boehner of his speakership. Boehner can frame his action as a personal sacrifice, a patriotic act to stop the shutdown’s mounting damage – to the economy and to America’s reputation as a serious power. Republicans appalled by these antics can regroup and work to cut down the tea party coalition’s power and size come the next election. They’ve got to take the car keys away. Either that or Republicans will crash in districts with sophisticated electorates. As for the little tea party tyrants, they go on. Defeat is never a problem for them. They can return home blaming their loss on betrayal by “moderate” Republicans. They are martyrs, you see. But by the 2014 elections, the welcome reality of Obamacare will have sunk in, and even these folks probably won’t fight it. They’ll come up with new self-serving claims about “what the American people want.” What Americans need right now is an abject defeat of the idea that government shutdowns offer a respectable forum for negotiations. Pray that Obama stands firm on this.

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

Letters to the Editor Karen Pletsch – General Manager

Eric Olson – Editor

Dana Herra – MidWeek Editor

Inger Koch – Features Editor

Jillian Duchnowski – News Editor

We welcome original letters on public issues. Letters must include the author’s full name, address and day and evening phone numbers. We limit letters to 400 words. We accept one letter per person every 15 days. All letters are subject to editing for length and clarity. Email: Mail: Daily Chronicle, Letters to the Editor, 1586 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb, IL 60115. Fax: 815-758-5059.

Newspapers play an important role in communities across America. They provide readers with news and information they need to live informed lives. They offer businesses an opportunity to market their goods and services. They allow people to find places to live, places to work and a place to sell that couch that’s been sitting in the basement. This week is National Newspaper Week, which observes the importance of newspapers to communities large and small. This is the 73rd National Newspaper Week. These days, it seems the week’s name is outdated. Although newspapers continue to serve readers, they do so on platforms beyond paper and ink. According to American Opinion Research, 3.4 million adults in Illinois read a newspaper on Sunday. Add in daily reading habits and those who read online or on a mobile device, and that reach hits 5.5 million Illinoisans. As technology has changed, so have the methods by which newspapers deliver news and information to readers. Readers can now consume news on a computer at work, a smartphone on the train, or a tablet on the couch. If something important happens, many readers receive an email or text message alerting them to read more at the newspaper’s website. Although how people consume the news is evolving, the Daily Chronicle’s commitment to DeKalb County remains unchanged. We are committed to serving our communities to make them better places to live. We accomplish this through our journalism and the marketing solutions we provide to businesses. Whether it’s informing you about a string of robberies on your block or exposing wrongdoing in government in a series of articles, our journalism is relevant to those who call DeKalb County home. We accomplish this through our community involvement. Whether it’s sponsoring and supporting community events or working with organizations on products that help get their message out, it’s important that we are part of the community. We accomplish this through our advertising. Whether it’s a traditional print ad or an ad on our website, mobile or tablet site, businesses are able to reach you and provide goods and services that you need to live your life. Join us as we celebrate National Newspaper Week. It’s not all about ink and paper anymore, but it’s still about the relevant local news and information you need. We’re happy to be a part of your life and serving McHenry County to make it a better place to live.

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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A storm system will bring a few passing showers to the area Monday as well as some clouds before exiting to the east Monday night. This will allow for more pleasant weather to return on Tuesday with abundant sunshine. This nice, sunny weather will continue through Thursday with high temperatures around 70 each day.









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Lake Geneva 63/40

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Rockford 64/43


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Aurora 63/41


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Akim Suraji leads the DeKalb boys soccer team to a 3-0 win over Moline, and more in prep roundup. PAGE B2

SECTION B Monday, October 7, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson •


CELEBRATING WITH STYLE Stingily rushes for career day on birthday


23 Position the Huskies find themselves, respectively, in the AP and USA Today Top 25 Polls.



Yards of total offense NIU had in its win over Kent State, which is good for third all-time in program history.

18 Consecutive wins for Northern Illinois in Mid-American Conference play. The Huskies’ last loss came on Oct. 1, 2011, against Central Michigan.

454 Total rushing yards in Saturday’s win, marking the eighth-highest team total in program history and most since on Oct. 15, 2011 when NIU had 494 yards against Western Michigan.

266 Rushing yards for Cameron Stingily on 37 carries. The last time an NIU running back had more than 200 yards was Chad Spann, who ran for 223 yards in a 34-23 win over Minnesota on Sept. 25, 2010.

26 Northern Illinois wins in its past 28 games.

4 Interceptions Jimmie Ward now has on the season through five games. He entered Saturday’s game leading the MAC in interceptions.

5 Straight wins to start the season to continue Northern Illinois’ best start to a season since the 2003 season, which saw the Huskies win their first seven games.

Timothy Sainte-Hilaire – Record-Courier

Northern Illinois running back Cameron Stingily finds a hole in the Kent State defense and scores a touchdown in the first quarter Saturday of the Huskies’ 38-24 victory in Kent, Ohio. NIU improves to 5-0 on the season and 1-0 in Mid-American Conference play.

NIU, Ball St. on a collision course KENT, Ohio – Wednesday, Nov. 13. Go ahead and circle that date on your calenders and make plans to head out to Huskie Stadium for the game of the year in the Mid-American Conference West Division. Ball State and its high-powered offense comes to DeKalb that night to take on Northern Illinois’ own dynamic offensive attack, which once again proved it’s more than only Jordan Lynch in Saturday’s 38-24 win at Kent State. Lynch didn’t have to do it all Saturday, as tailback Cameron Stingily had yet another superb efffort, running for 266 yards – on his birthday of all days. Before the Huskies improved to 5-0, Ball State was busy crushing Virginia, 48-27, to improve to 4-1.

VIEWS Steve Nitz During the contest, Cardinals quarterback Keith Wenning became the school’s all-time passing leader with 346 yards through the air. I’m not going to say he’s as good as Jordan Lynch because of the NIU quarterback’s running ability, but I don’t think it’s wrong to say Wenning, who has thrown for 300 or more yards in every contest, is putting himself in the same class. Go ahead and look at the schedule’s for both teams leading up to their matchup. Actually, I’ll just do it for you. NIU has Akron and Eastern Michigan at home and has games at Central Michi-

gan and UMass. Ball State hosts Central Michigan and Kent State and visits Western Michigan and Akron. Obviously, we all know they play the games for a reason and Huskie fans saw what happened the last time NIU played Central at Kelly-Shorts Stadium in 2011 (to refresh your memory, NIU’s last MAC loss). Looking at the schedule this week, I figured Saturday’s game at Dix Stadium would be NIU’s last legitimate shot at losing before the Cards visit. And the Flashes gave NIU a battle. Dri Archer, who suffered an injury in Week 1 before returning last week, is a legitimate player, and he showed that with his kickoff return touchdown and 66-yard TD catch.

See NITZ, page B4

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KENT, Ohio – For Cameron Stingily, the only negative from his 266-yard rushing effort Saturday is that his wallet will be a little thinner. Before the start of the season, Stingily told the offensive linemen that if he rushed for 150 or more yards at some point this season, he’d buy any lineman who played in the game a meal at IHOP. Stingily ran the ball 37 times Saturday and averaged 7.2 yards a carry in the Huskies’ 38-24 win, which moved them to 5-0. Huskie left tackle Tyler Loos is one player who will be enjoying the free meal. “I always enjoy free food from a fellow teammate,” he said. Stingily’s yardage total was the most for a Huskie tailback since Garrett Wolfe’s legendary 353-yard day against Ball State in 2006. It was the 12th-highest rushing total in school history. After the game, Stingily didn’t believe he ran for that many yards.

See STINGILY, page B4

More inside n Northern Illinois enters The Associated Press Top 25 at No. 23 and stays at No. 23 in the USA Today Coaches Top 25 Poll. Page B3 n NIU fans Tom and Kevin Maday made their presence felt at Satuday’s Northwestern-Ohio State game. Page B4 n Cameron Stingily had one of Northern Illinois’ best rushing performances in program history. Take a look at NIU’s Top 10 MAC single-game rushing performances and Top 20 overall single-game efforts. Page B4

Timothy Sainte-Hilaire – Record-Courier

Northern Illinois’ quarterback Jordan Lynch passes the ball during the Huskies’ 38-24 victory Saturday over Kent State in Kent, Ohio.


BEARS UPENDED AGAIN Bears in over their heads Through gritted teeth, It would be nice to find all the silver linings in the Bears’ 26-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints, but burying your head in the sand for any longer than absolutely necessary can be a dangerous and misleading choice. What we learned at Soldier Field from the Saints visit is New Orleans is one of the elite teams in the NFL, a legitimate Super Bowl contender. The Bears are not. Yes, Jay Cutler did have one of his best games as a Bear and certainly his most productive under coach Marc Trestman. And Alshon Jeffery played like an elite receiver. He actually resembled Brandon Marshall. Unfortunately for the Bears, Marshall didn’t look like himself, and therein lies the problem. The Saints basically mimicked what the Bears’ other recent opponents have done and most will the rest of the season. The Saints

BEARS INSIDER Hub Arkush defense took away Marshall and dared the Bears to beat them with Jeffery. The game wasn’t as close as the score indicated. The Bears need more weapons to play with top-flight teams. It would be a lot harder to take away Marshall if the Bears had any other weapons who scared teams besides Matt Forte and Jeffery. Another real concern with this Bears offense five weeks into the season is it still doesn’t seem to know exactly what it is or wants to be.

See ARKUSH, page B7

Marshall shows maturity

CHICAGO – Brandon Marshall stared hard at the carpet in front of his locker. The most talented receiver in the history of the Bears had changed into gray sweatpants and a gray hooded sweatshirt, which reflected the color of his mood. His socks, white with rows of bicycles printed on them, seemed too happy and offbeat for the occasion. The Bears had lost, 26-18, to the New Orleans Saints, and Marshall had spent the bulk of his Sunday afternoon serving as a highly paid afterthought in a sputtering offense that produced two touchdowns, a field goal, four punts, a fumble and a turnover on downs. By game’s end, Marshall had caught only

BEARS INSIDER Tom Musick four passes for 30 yards and a touchdown. His late score – a 2-yard reception to pull the Bears within eight points – represented lipstick on a pig (or should we say pigskin?), coming after thousands of disappointed fans already had filed out of Soldier Field. “It’s tough,” Marshall said. “It’s really tough. I’m not going to lie to you.”

See MUSICK, page B6

Game summary


The Drew Brees-Jimmy Graham connection was just too much for the Bears. Brees threw two touchdown passes, Graham tied an NFL record with another 100-yard game and the Saints beat the Bears, 26-18, on Sunday. Brees was 29-of-35 passing for 288 yards in his first victory in four career games at Soldier Field.

HURTIN’ UP FRONT: Already thin on the defensive line, the unit takes another big hit with Nate Collins suffering a game-ending knee injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Saints. PAGES B6-7

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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Boys Soccer Hiawatha at Somonauk, 4:30 p.m. Indian Creek at Hinckley-Big Rock, 4:30 p.m. Volleyball Hiawatha vs. Paw Paw at Leland, 5 p.m. Indian Creek vs. Hinckley-Big Rock at Leland, 6 p.m. Girls Golf Plano at Indian Creek, 4:30 p.m. Girls Tennis Sycamore at Dixon, 4:30 p.m. Kaneland at Mendota, 4:15 p.m.

TUESDAY Boys Soccer Yorkville at DeKalb, 6 p.m. Rochelle at Sycamore, 4:30 p.m. Kaneland at Morris, 4:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Marengo, 4:30 p.m. Indian Creek, Hiawatha, Hinckley-Big Rock at Little Ten Tournament, TBA Boys Golf Hinckley-Big Rock at Class A Westminster Christian Regional at Golf Club of Illinois Indian Creek at Class A Putnam County Regional at Edgewood Golf Course Genoa-Kingston at Class 2A Belvidere North Regional at Timber Points Golf Club Sycamore, Kaneland at Class 2A Aurora Central Catholic Regional at Phillips Park Golf Course DeKalb at Class 3A St. Charles East Regional at St. Andrews Golf Course Boys Cross Country Genoa-Kingston at Plano Invitational, 4:30 p.m. DeKalb at Burlington Central Invite, 4:15 p.m. Sycamore at Winnebago Fredrickson Invite at Fuller Forest Preserve, 4:15 p.m. Volleyball LaSalle-Peru at DeKalb, 6 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at North Boone, 6 p.m. Indian Creek, Hiawatha, Hinckley-Big Rock at Little Ten Tournament at Leland, TBA Girls Cross Country DeKalb at Burlington Central Invite, 4:15 p.m. Sycamore at Winebago Fredrickson Invite at Fuller Forest Preserve, 4:15 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Plano Invitational, 4:30 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Sycamore’s Akins commits to Buffalo Sycamore senior wrestler Kyle Akins verbally committed to the University of Buffalo on Sunday. Akins is the defending IHSA Class 2A state champion at 113 pounds after defeating Montini’s Tommy Pawelski with a 3-0 decision in the 2013 final. Akins finished the season with a 39-1 record. Akins became only the second Sycamore wrestler to win a state championship, following Austin Culton, who wrestles at Northern Illinois and won a title in 2012.

Day after missing game, Kill stays home to rest MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has a welltimed bye week to recover from his latest seizure. Team spokesman Paul Rovnak said Kill stayed at home on Sunday to rest. He had an episode the day before that kept him from traveling to the game at Michigan. The Gophers don’t play again until Oct. 19.

Miami (Ohio) fires Treadwell after 0-5 start OXFORD, Ohio – Miami of Ohio fired coach Don Treadwell on Sunday, a day after the RedHawks fell to 0-5 with a 21-9 loss at home to Central Michigan. The school didn’t immediately appoint an interim coach. Offensive coordinator John Klacik was also fired. Treadwell went 8-21 at his alma mater. He decided to go to a runbased offense this season, and it didn’t work out at all, setting up repeated blowouts. – Staff, wire reports

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Suraji leads DeKalb past Moline By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF Akim Suraji had two goals and an assist for the DeKalb boys soccer team in a 3-0 win over Moline. Sean Woodford added the other goal for the Barbs. Woodford and Dylan Hottsmith each had an assist.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL DeKalb third at Riverton: DeKalb went 4-1 at the Riverton Tournament, taking third place. Courtney Bemis had 38 kills for the Barbs while Alexis

Hammond added 20. Courtney Wagner finished with 22 kills and eight blocks. Madison Lord had 72 assists and eight aces, while Nicole Schladt added 43 digs and nine aces. DeKalb is now 16-3. Amboy tops H-BR: Hinckley-Big Rock’s Lauren Paver had eight kills and six aces in the Royals’ 25-20, 24-26, 27-29 loss to Amboy. Jacqueline Madden had nine kills and 11 digs for H-BR, while Karrigan Cowan had eight blocks and two kills. Hannah Weirich finished with 12 digs, while Rose Clancy finished with seven blocks and two kills and Krystal Swanson

had eight blocks and a kill.

BOYS SOCCER Cogs shut out by BC: Burlington Central beat Genoa-Kingston, 5-0, dropping the Cogs to 10-6-1 and 6-3-1 in conference play. “They jumped on us right in the beginning of the first half and we couldn’t recover,” G-K coach Randy Tate said. “They are a strong team with a lot of speed and we just couldn’t hang with them today.”

BOYS GOLF Barbs 6th at L-P: DeKalb shot a 309 at the LaSalle-Peru Invite

at Senica’s Oak Ridge, taking sixth place. The Barbs’ Austin Freeman was second with a 3-under par 66, and had seven birdies in a row at one point and eight overall. Jacob Cook shot a 76 for DeKalb, while Connor Hoyle finished with a 78. Ben Melms had an 86.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Knights 2nd at Freeport: Kaneland took second place at the Freeport Invite with 78 points. Winnebago won the meet with 45. Kaneland’s Kyle Carter took 10th at 16:02. The Knights’ Luis Acosta was 11th (16:07), while Andrew Lesak was 15th (16:12).


Pirates take 2-1 lead in series By WILL GRAVES The Associated Press

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Bulls guard Derrick Rose (center) cuts between Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (right) and power forward David West (left) in the first half Saturday in a preseason game in Indianapolis.


Rose had hope to play more By JOE COWLEY ST. LOUIS – The knee held up just fine for Derrick Rose. His patience with the process of easing him back into NBA games? Not so much. Rose admittedly was “mad at Thibs’’ for cutting his minutes shorter than promised in his debut against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday evening, and after having a night to think about it, still was wanting to be unleashed in games – preseason or not. “Yeah, it’s tough, especially when it’s a close game like it was,” Rose said. “To be sitting out, I just wanted to test myself a little more, but I wasn’t able to.” Thank goodness for that. Tom Thibodeau addressed the idea of protecting Rose from himself several times in camp, and though the Bulls point guard wants to show that the surgically repaired left knee is in the past, making sure Rose has a future is Thibodeau’s priority. “He wanted to play more, which is good, and we’re just going to take it day by day and if he needs some rest, we’ll give him more rest, and it’s just step by step,” Thibodeau said. “Don’t skip any steps. That’s all we want him to do.” Rose ended up playing 20:26 in the 82-76 win, about three minutes less than he expected. Before Sunday’s practice in St. Louis, there was no unusual soreness or problems with not only Rose’s knee, but his entire body after sitting out 526 days between games. “I’m feeling good,” Rose said. “Thibs has been asking me the same thing. I’m feeling all right. After the game, I felt like I could play some

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Bulls guard Derrick Rose gets his knees iced on the bench in the second half Saturday of a preseason game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. The Bulls defeated the Pacers, 82-76. more, but they took me out so if anything just watching me, making sure I’m all right.” A process Rose will have little choice in getting used to. “That would be the case even if he weren’t coming off injury,” Thibodeau said. “With all the starters, you look at the entire month as your training camp. They’re not playing starters’ minutes yet, but we’ll gradually build up. Whatever [Rose] can handle, he’ll get. Whatever you’re doing, put everything into it. You’re not only getting him ready, you’re getting the entire team ready. “We’ve got to get our bench ready. The important thing is everyone focusing in on making a commitment to the team, put everything you have into each and every day, and strive for improvement.’’ Besides Rose’s health, what also came out of that preseason opener was the new-look offense that the Bulls will run this season. Taking a page from the Spurs, it’s more of a readand-react offense in which

the ball moves quickly and the versatility of the lineup will be taken advantage of. The days of Rose being the primary ball-handler, having to attack the basket before the shot clock hits zero, will be less and less. “Well, I think the important thing is to be well-balanced,” Thibodeau said. “Obviously, you want to get as many easy baskets as you can, so how do you get them? The obvious is the fastbreak, but there’s also the quicker you move the ball, make quicker decisions, and get your body in motion, which also leads to second shots. “I think when you have a player like Derrick, who can force the defense to collapse, now you’re going to get some high-scoring, some very efficient shooting out of that. Then everyone has the responsibility to hit the open man, keep the ball moving.” Having a player like Rose will be key in this offense working. And if that means some unhappy moments for Rose in the preseason over his minutes, well, so be it.

“He wanted to play more, which is good, and we’re just going to take it day by day and if he needs some rest, we’ll give him more rest, and it’s just step by step. Don’t skip any steps. That’s all we want him to do.” Tom Thibodeau, Bulls coach

PITTSBURGH – Pinch-runner Josh Harrison stood on second base in the bottom of the eighth inning and pointed to Pittsburgh Pirates third base coach Nick Leyva. “I told him to get that arm ready, because I’m coming,” Harrison said. Moments later, Harrison was streaking across home plate to give the Pirates the lead. Minutes after that, the Jolly Roger that’s been a fixture on the Pittsburgh skyline all summer climbed up the flagpole again. Harrison scored on Pedro Alvarez’s tiebreaking single Sunday, sending the Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that staked Pittsburgh to a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five NL Division Series. Russell Martin followed with a sharp RBI single against reliever Kevin Siegrist, who took over after Carlos Martinez (0-1) faltered. The go-ahead single was the latest big hit by Alvarez. He homered in the first two games against St. Louis and is 4 for 10 with four RBIs in the series. Alvarez also kept the Pirates’ famous flag flying high in October. “Raise the Jolly Roger!” is the rallying cry for this wild-card team, now one victory from its first postseason series win since Willie Stargell, Dave Parker and the “We Are Family” gang won it all in 1979. “We’re continuing to surprise a lot of people, I believe. We’re continuing to show people that we’re not done, that we’re not just happy to be in the postseason,” star center fielder Andrew McCutchen said. “We’re fighting to win a World Series.”


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FIRST QUARTER K-Slamans 31 pass from David (Rodriguez kick), 3:33 K-Pruett 58 pass from David (Rodriguez kick), 1:06 SECOND QUARTER K-Swithers 6 run (Rodriguez kick), 1:06 THIRD QUARTER D-Brown 89 run (conversion failed), 8:50 K-Dyer 2 run (Rodriguez kick), 2:14 FOURTH QUARTER K-David 8 run (Rodriguez kick) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Kaneland: David 13-80, Swithers 15-66, Dyer 9-50, Pruett 1-14, Nauert 1-3. Totals: 38-213. DeKalb: Brown 14-130, Sauter 6-98, Tate 2-35, Torrey 2-3, team rush 1-minus 14. Totals: 25-252. PASSING – Kaneland: David 15-22-1-317. DeKalb: Sauter 4-12-0-26. RECEIVING – Kaneland: Nauert 3-97, Pruett 2-72, Slamans 3-66, Bishop 5-65, Fedderly 1-10, Swithers 1-7. DeKalb: Tate 2-11, Lopez 1-10, Paszotta 1-5. Total Offense: Kaneland 530, DeKalb 278.

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FIRST QUARTER W: Swigart 4 run (Swigart kick), 9:28 W: Peterson 1 run (Swigart kick), 4:47 SECOND QUARTER W: Yanni 11 pass from Swigart (kick fail), 8:13 GK: Lopez 1 run (pass fail), 0:08 THIRD QUARTER W: Ward 9 pass from Swigart (Swigart kick), 6:10 GK: Safety, 3:44 GK: Thurlby 6 pass from McNeal (pass fail), 2:12 FOURTH QUARTER GK: Thurlby 7 pass from McNeal (run fail), 5:31 W: Pate 4 run (Yanni kick), 1:51 GK: Kuhn 34 pass from McNeal (pass fail), 0:32 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – G-K: Lopez 14-65, Rogers 3-31, Thurlby 5-27, L’Huiller 2-0, Bade 1-(-2); Winnebago: Ward 14-69, Pate 13-67, Peterson 10-52, Swigart 5-52 PASSING – G-K: McNeal 17-32-2-264; Winnebago: Swigart 12-15-0144 RECEIVING – G-K: 385; Winnebago 384

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FIRST QUARTER L - Carter 25 run (Loja run), 8:13 L - Pydych 21 run (Abramovitz pass from Jensen), 6:55 L - Loja 22 run (Wenzel run), 4:48 SECOND QUARTER L - Carter 1 run (Wenzel pass from Jensen), 9:17 H - Williams 60 kickoff return (conversion failed), 9:04 L - Pydych 13 run (Jensen run), 8:11 L - Pydych 92 run (kick failed), :00 FOURTH QUARTER H - Mercado 7 run (A. Letterer pass from Mercado), 11:07 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Hiawatha - Doolittle 8-24, Speer 10-22, Mercado 5-minus 18, Phelps 1-minus 1, Letterer 1-9, Team 4-minus 27. Total: 29-9. Luther North - Carter 5-33, Loja 10-119, Pydych 5-147, Jensen 3-24, Grober 2-minus 1, Anton 2-10. Team 1-minus 1. Total: 28-331. PASSING –Hiawatha - Mercado 8-12-1-203, Phelps 0-2-0-0. Total: 8-14-1-203. Luther North - Jensen 0-2-1-0. RECEIVING – Hiawatha - Williams 4-93, Letterer 1-8, Phelps 2-35, Doolittle 1-67. Total Offense: Hiawatha - 212. Luther North - 331.

DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston vs. Tampa Bay Friday: Boston 12, Tampa Bay 2 Saturday: Boston 7, Tampa Bay 4, Red Sox lead series, 2-0 Monday: Boston (Buchholz 12-1) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 11-3), 5:07 (TBS) x-Tuesday: Boston (Peavy 12-5) at Tampa Bay, 7:07 or 7:37 p.m. (TBS) x-Thursday: Tampa Bay at Boston, 4:37 or 7:07 p.m. (TBS) Oakland vs. Detroit Friday: Detroit 3, Oakland 2 Saturday: Oakland 1, Detroit 0, series tied at 1-1 Today: Oakland (Parker 12-8) at Detroit (Sanchez 14-8), 12:07 p.m. (MLB) x-Tuesday: Oakland (Straily 10-8) at Detroit (Fister 14-9), 4:07 or 6:07 p.m. (TBS) x-Thursday: Detroit at Oakland, 5:07 or 8:07 p.m. (TBS) NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis vs. Pittsburgh Thursday: St. Louis 9, Pittsburgh 1 Friday: Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 1 Sunday: Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 3, Pirates lead series, 2-1 Monday: St. Louis (Wachia 4-1) at Pittsburgh (Morton 7-4), 2:07 (TBS) x-Wednesday: Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 5:07 or 8:07 p.m. (TBS) Los Angeles vs. Atlanta Thursday: Los Angeles 6, Atlanta 1 Friday: Atlanta 4, Los Angeles 3, series tied, 1-1 Sunday: Atlanta (Teheran 14-8) at Los Angeles (Ryu 14-8) (n) Today: Atlanta (Garcia 4-7) at Los Angeles (Nolasco 13-11), 8:37 p.m. (TBS) x-Wednesday: Los Angeles at Atlanta, 7:37 p.m. (TBS)

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Thursday’s Result Cleveland 37, Buffalo 24 Sunday’s Games New Orleans 26, Bears 18 Green Bay 22, Detroit 9 Kansas City 26, Tennessee 17 St. Louis 34, Jacksonville 20 Cincinnati 13, New England 6 Indianapolis 34, Seattle 28 Baltimore 26, Miami 23 Philadelphia 36, N.Y. Giants 21 Arizona 22, Carolina 6 Denver 51, Dallas 48 San Francisco 34, Houston 3 San Diego at Oakland (n) Open: Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Washington Monday’s Game N.Y. Jets at Atlanta, 7:40 p.m.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Toronto 3 3 0 0 6 12 8 Boston 2 2 0 0 4 7 2 Detroit 3 2 1 0 4 6 7 Ottawa 2 1 0 1 3 5 5 Montreal 2 1 1 0 2 7 5 Florida 2 1 1 0 2 4 9 Tampa Bay 2 1 1 0 2 4 5 Buffalo 3 0 3 0 0 2 7 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 2 2 0 0 4 7 1 Carolina 2 1 0 1 3 4 4 N.Y. Islanders 2 1 0 1 3 6 6 Columbus 2 1 1 0 2 6 6 Washington 3 1 2 0 2 10 12 New Jersey 2 0 1 1 1 3 7 N.Y. Rangers 1 0 1 0 0 1 4 Philadelphia 3 0 3 0 0 3 9 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss Sunday’s Games Carolina 2, Philadelphia 1 Anaheim 3, Winnipeg 2 Vancouver 5, Calgary 4, OT Monday’s Games New Jersey at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Colorado at Toronto, 6 p.m. Phoenix at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Florida at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Carolina at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at Nashville, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Vancouver, 8 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at San Jose, 8:30 p.m.

NBA PRESEASON Sunday’s Result Denver at L.A. Lakers (n) Monday’s Games Memphis vs. Bulls at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 6:30 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland, 9 p.m. Sacramento at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Oklahoma City vs. Philadelphia at Manchester, England, 2 p.m. Brooklyn at Washington, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Atlanta vs. Charlotte at Asheville, NC, 6:30 p.m. Golden State at Utah, 8 p.m. Denvervs.L.A.LakersatOntario,Canada,9p.m.


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AP Top 25


Northern Illinois ranked in AP, USA polls The ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 5, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Northern Illinois is now ranked in both major polls. After Saturday’s 38-24 win at Kent State, the Huskies came in at No. 23 in the Associated Press Poll after being unranked last week. NIU has a total of 138 points. NIU remained at No. 23 in the Coaches Poll. Fresno State, the highest-ranked non-AQ team, dropped from 21st to 22nd after steamrolling Idaho, 61-14, at the Kibbie Dome. The Bulldogs have 325 points in the Coaches Poll, which is part of the formula for the BCS standings. NIU has 169.

1. Alabama (55) 2. Oregon (5) 3. Clemson 4. Ohio St. 5. Stanford 6. Florida St. 7. Georgia 8. Louisville 9. Texas A&M 10. LSU 11. UCLA 12. Oklahoma 13. Miami 14. South Carolina 15. Baylor 16. Washington 17. Florida 18. Michigan 19. Northwestern 20. Texas Tech 21. Fresno St. 22. Oklahoma St. 23. Northern Illinois 24. Virginia Tech 25. Missouri

STATEMENT LOSS This will provide little relief to coach Steve Sarkisian and Washington, which lost a heartbreaker to Stanford on Saturday night, but no team left a better impression this weekend than the Huskies. Washington lost 31-28 on the road and dropped only one spot to No. 16 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday. The Huskies outgained the Cardinal offensively by 205 yards, and looked every bit the equal of the No. 5 team in the country. A video review of a fourth-down pass by Washington, reversed to incomplete after being ruled a catch, essentially ended the Huskies’ upset bid. It was a close call. That result, along with Ohio State’s come-from-behind 40-30 victory at Northwestern, helped the top five teams in the Top 25 hold their places for a fourth straight week. Alabama is No. 1, followed by Oregon, Clemson, Ohio State and Stanford. The Tide received 55 first-place votes and Oregon got the rest. What Washington got was to show anybody who decided to stay up late that this is not a team destined for a fourth straight 7-6 season under Sarkisian. The rebuilding, and there was plenty to do when Sarkisian took over in 2009, finally has produced a team that looks capable of being a legitimate threat to Stanford and Oregon in the Pac-12 North. Of course, Washington (4-1, 1-1) beat Stanford last season in Seattle. Why is this different? Last year’s Huskies had already gotten crushed at LSU when

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Others receiving votes: Auburn 61, Notre Dame 50, Nebraska 35, Wisconsin 29, Michigan St. 16, UCF 7, Arizona St. 3, Mississippi 3, Rutgers 2. Timothy Sainte-Hilaire – Record-Courier

Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch directs traffic while looking for a receiver during the Huskies’ 38-24 victory Saturday over Kent State. The Huskies moved into the AP Top 25 on Sunday after being ranked No. 23, and stands at No. 23 in the USA Today Top 25. they upset the Cardinal. In that game, the Huskies got manhandled up front by Stanford’s defensive line, quarterback Keith Price took a beating and played tentatively. Stanford, however, was just dysfunctional enough offensively to allow UW to sneak away with a 17-13 win. It felt more like Stanford lost than the Huskies had won. The next week Washington was hammered 52-21 at Oregon. The Ducks come to Seattle on Saturday for another huge game and another chance for UW to make a statement with a victory. Oregon will be greeted by a confident Price, playing behind a much improved line and with an array of talented playmakers at his disposal. Defensively, the Huskies are fast and sure-tacklers, masterfully coached by coordinator Justin Wilcox. The Huskies haven’t reached eight wins in a season since 2001 and haven’t earned a BCS bid since 2000. It’s been more than 20 years since they were the perennial class of the conference, winning a share of the national title in 1991 under coach Don James. No matter what happens against Oregon, there are plenty of reasons for

Washington fans to be optimistic right now.

GRIDLOCK There have been few upsets to re-arrange the rankings so far this season. Only three teams ranked in the 15 have lost unranked team, and one of them was Florida’s loss to Miami. Of the teams ranked in the preseason top 12, five have lost but all those losses came against teams that are currently ranked. All of this has created poll gridlock. The last time the top five teams went four weeks with no changes was late in the 2004 season, when Southern California was No. 1, followed by Oklahoma, Auburn, California and Utah. There was one catch in ’04. One of those weeks Auburn tied Oklahoma for second.

MOVING IN Missouri (5-0), coming off a 51-28 victory against Vanderbilt, moved into the ranking for the first time since September 2011. The Tigers are 25th, heading into Saturday’s game at Georgia. Missouri will be the fourth

ranked opponent Georgia has played in its first six games. Also moving into the rankings along with Northern Illinois in the AP Poll was 5-1 Virginia Tech, who is ranked No. 24.

USA Today Top 25 Poll The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 5, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking: 1. Alabama (57) 2. Oregon (4) 3. Ohio State 4. Clemson (1) 5. Stanford 6. Florida State 7. Georgia 8. Louisville 9. Texas A&M 10. Oklahoma 11. LSU 12. South Carolina 13. UCLA 14. Miami (Fla.) 15. Baylor 16. Michigan 17. Florida 18. Northwestern 19. Washington 20. Oklahoma State 21. Texas Tech 22. Fresno State 23. Northern Illinois 24. Nebraska 25. Virginia Tech

MOVING OUT Mississippi dropped out of the rankings after a second straight loss in the state of Alabama. The Rebels lost 30-22 to Auburn on Saturday after being shut out by Alabama the week before. But with Missouri moving into the Top 25, the Southeastern Conference still has seven ranked teams, which matches a record for one league. The ACC and Big Ten have also done it, but no league has done it more than the SEC. Also out of the rankings this week are Arizona State and Maryland. The Terps’ one-week stay ended with a 63-0 loss to No. 6 Florida State. That matched the most-lopsided loss ever by a ranked team.

• Daily Chronicle sports reporter Steve Nitz contributed to this report.

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Others receiving votes: Missouri 86; Notre Dame 58; Wisconsin 29; Michigan State 16; Auburn 11; Central Florida 11; Oregon State 8; Rutgers 8; Arizona 4; Arizona State 4; Ball State 3; Brigham Young 2.


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SCORING SUMMARY FIRST QUARTER NIU – Stingily 17 yard run (Sims kick), 10:37 KSU – Archer 100 yard kickoff return (Melchiori kick), 10:25 SECOND QUARTER NIU – Brown 53 yard pass from Lynch (Sims kick), 6:16 KSU – Archer 66 yard pass from Reardon (Melchiori kick), 5:19 NIU – Stingily 1 yard run (Sims kick), 2:37 KSU – Melchiori 24 yard field goal, :20 THIRD QUARTER KSU – Goode 28 yard pass from Reardon (Melchiori kick), 11:37 NIU – Spencer 22 yard run (Sims kick), 7:25 FOURTH QUARTER NIU – Spencer 11 yard pass from Lynch (Sims kick), 13:08 NIU – Sims 31 yard field goal, 7:28 Ross Jacobson –

First downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Att-Comp-Int Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards INT Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

NIU KSU 36 15 63-454 24-147 244 245 35-21-2 37-17-1 0-0 0-0 1-10 1-4 4-77 6-184 1-0 2-52 4-44.0 5-46.0 1-0 2-1 9-80 3-15 35:58 24:02 10-17 7-16 0-0 0-1 5-7 1-2 0-0 0-0

INDIVIDUAL STATS Passing – NIU: Lynch 21-35-2-244; Kent State: Reardon 16-35-1-209; Fisher 1-2-0-36. Rushing – NIU: Northern Illinois-Stingily 37-266, Lynch 14-94, Spencer 6-42, Harris 2-31, Lewis 3-23, Team 1-minus 2; Kent State: Durham 14-72, Durden 1-48, Archer 4-13, Reardon 3-8, Calhoun 1-4, Humphrey 1-2. Receiving – NIU: Lewis 8-49, Harris 3-54, Brown 2-72; Spencer 2-18, Maxwell 2-9, Semisch 1-18, Eakes 1-11; Brescacin 1-9, Sterling 1-4; Kent State: Humphrey 6-60, Archer 4-80, Boyle 3-36, Goode 2-34, Durham 1-34, Meray 1-1.

HISTORY BOOKS Mid-American Conference winning streak 19 – Bowling Green (1991-93) 18 – Northern Illinois (2011-on) 16 – Miami (1973-75) 15 – Toledo (1969-71) 14 – Miami (1953-56) TOP 10 NORTHERN ILLINOIS ALL-TIME SINGLE-GAME RUSHING PERFORMANCE IN MAC GAMES 353 – Garrett Wolfe, vs. Ball State (2006) 325 – Garrett Wolfe, vs. Eastern Michigan (2004) 282 – Michael Turner, vs. Western Illinois (2002) 281 – Michael Turner, vs. Central Michigan (2000) 280 – Garrett Wolfe, vs. Ball State (2004) 277 – Garrett Wolfe, vs. Western Michigan (2005) 270 – Garrett Wolfe, vs. Akron (2005) 266 – Cameron Stingily, vs. Kent State (2013) 263 – Garrett Wolfe, vs. Buffalo (2006) 254 – Allen Ross, vs. Ohio (1977) TOP 20 NORTHERN ILLINOIS ALL-TIME SINGLE-GAME RUSHING PERFORMANCES 353 – Garrett Wolfe, vs. Ball State (2006) 325 – Garrett Wolfe, vs. Eastern Michigan (2004) 322 – LeShon Johnson, vs. Southern Illinois (1993) 308 – Stacey Robinson, vs. Fresno State (1990) 306 – LeShon Johnson, vs. Iowa (1993) 282 – Michael Turner, vs. Western Illinois (2002) 281 – Michael Turner, vs. Central Michigan (2000) 281 – Stacey Robinsin, vs. Cincinnati (1989) 280 – Garrett Wolfe, vs. Ball State (2004) 277 – Garrett Wolfe, vs. Western Michigan (2005) 270 – Garrett Wolfe, vs. Akron (2005) 266 – Cameron Stingily, vs. Kent State (2013) 263 – Garrett Wolfe, vs. Buffalo (2006) 254 – Allen Ross, vs. Ohio (1977) 252 – Darryl Richardson, vs. Ball State (1983) 252 – Adrian Davis, vs. Kent State (2005) 251 – Charles Talley, vs. Arkansas State (1995) 246 – Mark Kellar, vs. Illinois State (1973) 245 – Garrett Wolfe, vs. Northwestern (2005) 238 – LeShon Johnson, vs. New Mexico State (1993)

Tom and Kevin Maday stand with their sign and flag supporting Northern Illinois at ESPN’s “College GameDay” set in Evanston on Saturday. The Maday brotherswho are NIU graduates, also flew an NIU flag when “GameDay” visited Wrigley Field in 2010.


NIU ties run deep for Maday brothers Huskies flag seen during ESPN’s ‘College Gameday’ By ROSS JACOBSON EVANSTON – Tom and Kevin Maday are diehard college football fanatics. The pair of brothers, both graduates of Northern Illinois, can’t seem to get enough of it. They’ve been to the past three Mid-American Conference Championship games to see the Huskies and travel to whatever NIU road game they can. But with NIU playing at Kent State on Saturday and Ohio State visiting Northwestern in nearby Evanston, the Madays, who live in Chi-

cago, decided to stay local. When ESPN announced that “College GameDay,” their morning college football preview show that travels to different university campuses each week during the fall, was coming to Evanston, the Madays were set on waking up early and going to the show. “We’ve had tickets to the [Northwestern] game since August, so we knew we were going to this game,” Kevin said Saturday morning. The Madays got to “GameDay” at 8 a.m., right around when the show started, and Tom held a sign that read “Corso Misses DeKalb,” a reference to former NIU coach and current ESPN analyst Lee Corso. Kevin held an NIU Huskies flag that was often visible in the background of the set on TV. It’s not the first time

their NIU flag has made it on GameDay. “We went to Northwestern-Illinois when it was at Wrigley [in 2010],” Tom said. “At that time I was living about 50 feet from where they had it.” While the Maday brothers were up early for “GameDay” and planned to head over to Northwestern’s Ryan Field for the 7 p.m. kickoff later that night, they still planned to catch the NIU game on TV, confirming with the local Buffalo Wild Wings they’d be able to watch it. And the pair of Huskie fans believe big things are in order for NIU this year. “We’re [undefeated] right now, we have a long way to go,” Tom said. “We’ve already gone through a very tough task out of conference. If we keep that rolling, we will be Top 12 and we will be back in the BCS.”

Stingily also turned 22 years old Saturday. Not a bad birthday. “I wanted to celebrate it with a win and play the best that I can,” he said. “I didn’t know I was going to touch the ball that many times. I knew the game plan, but I didn’t think I was going to end up with 260 yards, honestly.” Stingily credited his veteran offensive line for his accomplishment, mentioning that he was going untouched for four yards with a full head of steam. The Huskies’ other backs had good days as well. Keith Harris Jr. had two carries for 31 yards before leaving with an injury in the first half. Walk-on junior tailback James Spencer, a native of Fremont, Ohio – roughly two hours from Kent – had six carries for 42 yards and a touchdown. NIU’s line still got the job done despite the fact the Golden Flashes kept stacking the box. “They are playing awesome. The push they are getting to the second level is incredible,” said NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch, who ran 14 times for 94 yards. “Near the end of the game Kent was putting eight or nine guys in the box and we were still able to break off big runs.”

However, NIU’s 698 yards of total offense were just too much for a Golden Flashes team which is a much different squad from the one which nearly upset NIU last year in Detroit.

Expect the Huskies and Cardinals to be favored by large margins each week heading up to the Nov. 13 showdown. It doesn’t necessarily decide the MAC West – NIU still has to visit Toledo’s Glass Bowl on Nov. 20. The Rockets lost to Ball State in Muncie, Ind., last

Wenning leads Ball St. to victory over Virginia CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Keith Wenning threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Ball State defeated Virginia 48-27 on Saturday. Jahwan Edwards added three scoring runs for Ball State (5-1), which shredded a Virginia (2-3) defense that came in allowing only 299 yards per game. The Cardinals finished with 506 yards.

Buffalo 42, Eastern Michigan 14: At Buffalo, Branden Oliver gained 150 yards rushing and scored twice as Buffalo cruised to a victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday. The Bulls (3-2, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) broke the 40-point mark in back-to-back contests for the first time since 1981 and snapped a five-game losing streak against the Eagles (1-4, 0-2 MAC).

Central Michigan 21, Miami (Ohio) 9: At Oxford, Ohio, Saylor Lavallii rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns to lead Central Michigan to a victory over Miami (Ohio). Lavallii rushed 19 yards for a score to give the Chippewas (2-4, 1-1 Middle Atlantic Conference) a 7-3 lead early in

Stingily, who was a linebacker before spring practice in 2012, now has 576 yards rushing on the season. He had only one carry last season. Now in his fourth year at NIU, the junior has come a long way. He’s gone through not only the position switch, but rehabbed after a torn Achilles tendon suffered in 2010 sidelined him for more than a season. “Almost every bus trip, I thought about giving up because I was on the scout team for two years. That’s tough when you think you’re never going to be able to play,” Stingily said. “My teammates told me they were proud of me [after Saturday’s effort], considering how far I’ve come and since there were times where I seriously thought about quitting.”

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week but aren’t yet out of the race. However, Ball State and NIU have the two best offenses and the two best quarterbacks in the conference. Both teams have played competitive games the past two seasons, with the Cardinals blowing second-half

Cameron Stingily NIU senior running back

Northern Illinois running back Cameron Stingily (center) breaks a tackle during the Huskies’ 38-24 victory Saturday over Kent State.

Ball State, NIU have best offenses in MAC • NITZ Continued from page B1

“I wanted to celebrate it with a win and play the best that I can. I didn’t know I was going to touch the ball that many times. I knew the game plan, but I didn’t think I was going to end up with 260 yards, honestly.”

the second quarter. Miami (05, 0-1) responded in the third quarter when Austin Boucher found David Frazier for the 10-yard score.

Toledo 47, Western Michigan 20: At Toledo, Ohio, David Fluellen rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns as Toledo routed Western Michigan. Toledo (3-3, 2-1) ran up 360 rushing yards and limited Western Michigan (0-6, 0-2) to 87 yards on the ground. Toledo also won the turnover battle, as the Broncos lost two fumbles and threw two interceptions.

Bowling Green 28, UMass 7: At Bowling Green, Ohio, Matt Johnson passed for 167 yards and three touchdowns to lead Bowling Green to a homecoming win over the University of Massachusetts. Johnson spread the attack, sending touchdown throws to three different receivers, including a 51-yard pass to Ronnie Moore in the first quarter to give the Falcons (5-1, 3-0) a lead they’d keep over the winless Minutemen (0-5, 0-1). Tyler Beck caught a 23-yard pass for a touchdown in the third quarter, followed by a 9-yard TD catch by Heath Jackson five minutes later.

WEST DIVISION Conf. W L Ball State 2 0 Northern Illinois 1 0 Toledo 3 1 Central Michigan 1 1 Eastern Michigan 0 2 Western Michigan 0 2

Overall W L 5 1 5 0 4 3 2 4 1 4 0 6

EAST DIVISION Conf. W L Bowling Green 3 0 Ohio 1 0 Buffalo 1 0 Kent State 1 2 Miami 0 1 UMass 0 1 Akron 0 2

Overall W L 5 1 4 1 3 2 2 4 0 5 0 5 1 5

Saturday’s Results Northern Illinois 38, Kent State 24 Bowling Green 28, UMass 7 Toledo 47, Western Michigan 20 Ohio 43, Akron 3 Central Michigan 21, Miami (Ohio) 9 Buffalo 42, Eastern Michigan 14 Ball State 48, Virginia 27

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In-law will be outlaw for trying relationship Dear Abby: My son and his wife, “Carole,” have been married for two years. I was recently introduced to her father, “Ted,” who has been alone for 13 years. Carole told me later in no uncertain terms that I cannot have a romantic relationship with her father. Then she repeated the same thing to him. Do you think it’s right for adult children to dictate to their parents who they can and cannot see? Ted and I are perplexed. We really like each other and would like to see where this relationship could go. We laugh easily together, cook in the kitch-

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips en well together, can talk for hours and generally are very compatible. We have both discussed our pasts and have been honest with each other. What’s your opinion? – Deserves To Be Happy in Florida Dear Deserves: Before the relationship goes further, you and Ted should step back and ask yourselves what might happen if this romance doesn’t work out. Would the

hurt feelings disrupt the family dynamic? If this can be handled thoughtfully, with grace and maturity, I agree that you deserve to be happy. While adult offspring may try to dictate what their parents can and cannot do, as mature adults, you do not have to blindly accept it. Dear Abby: I have been friends with “Kurt” for many years. We met during Little League, and as we got older we stood up in each other’s wedding. He was my best man. Kurt’s marriage is in trouble because he has a gambling problem. I feel guilty because

I never said anything to him about it when we were together at the casino and he was spending more money than he could afford. I was with him only a handful of times, but I still think I should have spoken up. Should I have? Or wouldn’t it have mattered if I did? Kurt is going to Gamblers Anonymous meetings now, trying to save his marriage. – Guilty in Wisconsin Dear Guilty: You could have said something to your friend, but the question is, would Kurt have listened and accepted what you were trying to convey? People who

have addictions are usually in denial until they have no other choice but to face it. Your feeling guilty won’t help this situation. Being supportive of your longtime friend and making sure that when you’re together there is no wagering happening (i.e., on sporting events) would be helpful. The rest is up to him.

• Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Nuclear stress test uncovers artery disease Dear Dr. K: I had a heart attack last year. I recently had a follow-up exercise stress test. Now my doctor wants me to have a nuclear stress test. What does this entail? What information will it provide? Dear Reader: Nuclear stress tests are similar to exercise stress tests. During an exercise stress test, a patient gets an electrocardiogram (ECG) and blood pressure readings, and is monitored as he or she walks on a treadmill. An exercise stress test indicates whether the heart gets enough blood and oxygen when it’s working at its hardest. The test is usually done if a patient has symptoms of coronary artery disease (CAD), or if the patient’s doctor wants to assess the effectiveness of the prescribed

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff treatment. If you have narrowing of the coronary arteries that feed the heart muscle, you may have no symptoms until you make your heart work hard. The exercise you do on the treadmill serves this purpose. When a part of your heart isn’t getting the blood and oxygen it needs to work hard, it can cause the pain called angina. Even when it doesn’t cause pain, it can cause changes in the electrocardiogram. Your doctor probably ordered the nuclear stress test because the results of the

regular exercise stress test were inconclusive. During a nuclear imaging test, you’ll exercise on a treadmill just as in the first test. Only this time, you’ll get an intravenous injection of a tracer, which is a slightly radioactive substance. There is so little radiation that there are no ill effects. To take a picture of the tracer in your heart muscle, you’ll lie down as a scanner rotates around you, taking pictures. The scanner tracks blood flow through your heart muscle by detecting the tracer carried to the muscle by your bloodstream. The tracer concentrates in areas of the heart muscle that have a good blood supply. Areas with no blood supply, such as scars from a previous heart attack,

won’t collect the radioactive particles. The picture of your heart is taken both when you’ve just finished exercise and when you’re at rest. An abnormality that occurs during exercise, but not at rest, indicates that you have coronary artery disease. It also shows what part of the heart muscle is being starved of blood. That indicates which arteries likely are blocked. Your doctor will check whether abnormalities present under stress disappeared once the stress passed. This difference would suggest a risk of coronary artery disease. In people with CAD, insufficient blood flow occurs under stress, but not otherwise. Abnormalities that appear on both sets of images

indicate old heart damage, perhaps from an earlier heart attack. The next step after an abnormal nuclear stress test is often a cardiac catheterization. This gives a picture of the heart’s arteries and can spot any blockages. Sometimes the blockages can be opened up during the catheterization, using the technique called angioplasty and stenting. So the nuclear stress test helps determine whether the blood supply to some part of the heart muscle is threatened.

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In parenting, your dad is making a critical mistake Dr. Wallace: First of all, I’ll say that for the most part I’m a very happy 15-year-old teen who loves both of her parents very much. But there are some times when my father is unreasonable. In my family, the pecking order is my father on top, followed by my mother, my two older brothers and then me. I’m at the bottom. My father owns his own insurance agency and he spends a lot of time at work. The only day he has off is Sunday. If I want to do something or go somewhere, I’ll ask my mom. If she says no, I can accept that. But when she says yes, I expect her permission to be honored. Sometimes it is, but sometimes it isn’t,

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace and that really makes me frustrated. Let me give you an example. I’ll ask my mom if I can go to the mall on a Saturday to help my friend choose a bathing suit. Her mom will drive us there and pick us up. I think this will be an enjoyable afternoon and so does my friend. Then, when my mom tells my dad about our mall date, dearold Dad will say, “She’s not going to the mall without adult supervision.” Then Mom will say, “But George, Cindy’s mother is going to

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TODAY – Look at the big picture and explore your options in the coming months. You will take on responsibilities that will show your capabilities. An innovative plan or idea can turn into a moneymaking endeavor. Don’t let a personal relationship stand between you and success. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Put greater emphasis on money matters and making good use of old ideas, skills and connections that could come in handy now. Opportunity knocks – but you have to open the door. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Find ways to add to your comfort and peace of mind at home. Dealing with people who can offer knowledge and insight will lead to a lifestyle change. You’ll be amazed at all the helpful ideas out there. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Do what you can to improve your surroundings and community as well as help those in need. This will not only make you feel good, it will attract the interest of people who can help you advance. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Take a serious approach to your work, and you will be given an opportunity to show your worth. An interesting offer may not bring high returns. Weigh the pros and cons carefully. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Listen carefully, but don’t be too eager to act on the information you are given. Back away from responsibilities that don’t belong to you. Protect your assets and your heart. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Money matters will surface, allowing you to make extra cash, sign a lucrative deal or win a settlement. It’s a good day to broaden your interests and explore new possibilities. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – You’ll have greater insight into business or personal relationships. Follow your heart and proceed with a low-key approach. Listen carefully and respond with honesty and precision. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Follow simple rules and you will excel. Nurture important relationships by showing patience and tolerance. Positive alterations to the way you live will improve your emotional outlook. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Pretending to be able to do something that’s out of your range will backfire. Honesty will lead to solutions and the chance to learn something valuable. Plan to put in extra hours. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Jump up and be a participant, take on a challenge and show everyone how entertaining and creative you can be. Take time to socialize, but be sure to keep the peace if you encounter controversy. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Step back and review your situation before you proceed. You will meet with opposition, demands and added responsibilities that must be handled with care. Protect your assets. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Speak up, and you will capture the attention of someone interested in your concerns. Jealousy will surface amongst your peers and must be handled with caution.

drive them to and from the mall.” Then Dad will say, “No adult supervision, no mall – period. Remember, I’m the boss.” I think that if one parent says yes, the other parent should also say yes. I think my dad should have allowed me to go to the mall this time, but say, “From now on, all mall visits will require adult supervision.” Do you agree? – Chelsea, St. Charles, Ill. Chelsea: It’s imperative that parents act in concert on issues concerning their children, and unwise for one parent to overrule the other, especially after plans have already been set in motion. In parenting, your


father is making a critical mistake. Your father and mother definitely need to talk to each other and reach an agreement on the general guidelines for either granting or denying you permission to do something – hopefully, with your father promising to show flexibility and respect for your mother’s opinion. Then, after their discussion, they need to agree that the first answer given to you is the final answer. Since most of your special requests are directed at Mom, she should not say yes or no unless she is positive that will be the final answer. All she needs to say is, “I’ll discuss it with Dad and we’ll

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make the decision together.” That way, you won’t wind up making plans only to be informed later that your plans have to be cancelled. Dad may continue to be the boss, but make sure he reads this column.

• Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all letters individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at To find out more about Dr. Robert Wallace and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web site at


For a plus score, think safety first Confucius said, “The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security, he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come.” For someone who died in 479 B.C., he came out with some doozies. At the bridge table, an expert always wonders about dangers – distributions that might upset his contract. This deal would be misplayed by the unwary, who would assume all will be secure. But how would a careful declarer proceed? South is in four spades. West leads the heart ace, cashes the king and shifts to a low club. South’s two-club rebid was New Minor Forcing. It promised at least game-invitational values and asked partner to describe his hand further. Here, North bid two spades to show three-card support. South has two losers outside the trump suit, so he can afford one spade loser but not two. Regardless, the mathematicians tell us that five missing cards will divide 3-2 a whopping 76.8 percent of the time. So what’s the problem? Win the third trick, play a spade to dummy’s king, and return a spade to the ace ... and go down one. We forget that a 4-1 split has a probability of 28.3 percent – not a lot short of one time in three. As no doubt you have noticed, on the second round of trumps, South should play his 10. When it wins, he can claim. But if it loses to the jack or queen, spades are breaking 3-2 and the contract is safe.

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LG 48

XP PTS 2/2 14

NO 4

AVG I20 39.5 1

LG 56

NO 2

AVG 19

TD 0

LG 19

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TD 0

LG 2

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SCK INT 0.0 0 1.0 0 0.0 0 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BEARS PASSING J. Cutler RUSHING M. Forte J. Cutler M. Bush RECEIVING A. Jeffery M. Bennett M. Forte B. Marshall E. Bennett FUMBLES J. Cutler KICKING R. Gould PUNTING A. Podlesh KICKOFF RETURNS D. Hester PUNT RETURNS D. Hester DEFENSE L. Briggs Ja. Anderson D. Williams C. Conte S. McClellin C. Tillman N. Collins C. Wootton M. Wright D. Bass T. Jennings

CP/AT 24/33

YDS 358

TD INT 2 0

ATT 12 4 2

YDS 56 27 12

TD 0 0 0

LG 14 12 7

REC 10 5 4 4 1

YDS 218 56 40 30 14

TD 1 0 0 1 0

LG 58 18 15 12 14

FUM LOST REC YDS 2 1 1 -10 FG 1/1

LG 27

“From a schematic standpoint, we did a few things that really helped us. We got home on a number of pressures where there was an unblocked guy four or five times and we got some sacks.” – Sean Payton on defending Jay Cutler

“He’s a smart quarterback. He didn’t force anything. That’s why we weren’t able to get any takeaways.” – Tim Jennings on Drew Brees

“It was all right. I mean, it probably looked cool on TV, but I’m all right. I made the play and that’s what matters. … I did gymnastics as a little kid, so I finished the flip.” – Martellus Bennett on his post-catch flip

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The Bears made a number of significant adjustments to their gameday roster against the Saints. Receiver Marquess Wilson, defensive tackle Zach Minter and defensive end David Bass all were active for the first time as Bears, and receiver Joe Anderson – who dressed the first three games but was inactive for the Lions – dressed again Sunday. Some of the changes were because of injuries to Anthony Walters and Stephen Paea, who were inactive for the first time this year. But Steve Maneri and Cornelius Washington each were in street clothes for the first time this season, with Maneri out apparently to make

3 things that worked




XP 1/1


NO 4

AVG I20 44.8 1

LG 54

NO 2

AVG 24

TD 0

LG 26

NO 1

AVG 17

TD 0

LG 17

T-A 11-3 8-0 8-3 6-1 4-2 4-3 2-2 2-0 2-2 1-0 1-0

SCK INT 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Alshon Jeffery – For the second game in a row, Jeffery made some acrobatic catches and was Cutler’s top target. He finished with 10 catches for 218 yards – a Bears record – on 13 targets.

Run defense – Despite being undermanned at defensive tackle, the Bears held up well against the run, holding the Saints to 66 yards on 28 carries, a measly average of 2.4 yards a carry. The Saints’ longest run of the day went for nine yards.

room for Wilson and Washington exchanging spots with Bass. Dante Rosario was targeted with a pass from Jay Cutler for the first time this season, becoming only the sixth player Cutler has attempted to throw to in five games. Although Maneri has been used strictly as a blocker, it appears Rosario now will cost him playing time. The turning point of the Saints game came with 2:41 remaining in the first half when the Saints went 71 yards in seven plays for a touchdown immediately after the Bears scored their first points of the game on an 80-yard touchdown drive.




Red-zone defense – Things could have gone worse for the Bears if the Saints took better advantage of turnovers. Instead, New Orleans was only 1 for 3 in scoring touchdowns when inside the Bears’ 20-yard line, while Garrett Hartley finished with four field goals.

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Containing Pierre – The Bears didn’t do a great job against Jimmy Graham, but who does? No one expected Pierre Thomas to have a big day, though, as he caught all nine passes thrown his way for 55 yards, including two touchdowns.


First-quarter offense – On the first play of the game, Matt Forte fumbled a toss, which he recovered for a 10-yard loss. On the first play of the next series, Jay Cutler was strip-sacked, and the Saints recovered. The Bears had 28 total yards in the first quarter on 10 plays with one first down.


Controlling time of possession – The offensive stats were pretty similar, believe it or not, and the Bears actually outgained the Saints by 87 yards, but New Orleans dominated time of possession. They held the ball for 12 minutes longer than the Bears and had three drives lasting longer than 5:20 – the Bears had only one.

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Saints respond – The Saints responded to the Bears’ seven-play, 80-yard touchdown drive with a deflating end-of-half score to go into the locker room up 20-7. The Bears blitzed from the strong side, but New Orleans had a screen play set up in the other direction. Drew Brees got it to Thomas with plenty of green in front of him, and he ran 25 yards for a crucial score.

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Depth on Bears’ D-line takes hit Saints’ blitzing creates problems for Cutler, Bears By KEVIN FISHBAIN


Penalty costs Bears – In the third quarter, trailing by 16, the Bears had the ball first-and-goal at the Saints’ four-yard line. Kyle Long was flagged for ineligible man downfield, costing the Bears five yards. Backed up to the nine-yard line, Cutler threw three incomplete passes in a row, and the Bears had to settle for a field goal.


Incompletions end drive – To start the fourth quarter, the Bears were deep in their own territory, but ran the ball for 49 yards in a long drive, getting to the Saints’ 25-yard line. On third-and-2, they went to the air, and Cutler’s pass fell incomplete. They then had to spend a timeout before fourthand-2, when Earl Bennett dropped a pass, ending the drive.

Now what? Record: 3-2 It means: With back-to-back losses, the Bears are one of several teams in the NFC with two losses, including the Packers and Lions. Next: It’s a short week for the banged-up Bears, who face the 0-5 Giants, who have been outscored by 100 points this season. – Kevin Fishbain, CHICAGO – At one point during the Bears’ 26-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, David Bass and Landon Cohen both were on the defensive line. Bass never had played in an NFL regular-season game before Sunday, and Cohen was signed nine days earlier. We might be seeing a lot more of that, as a unit that has struggled to be productive suffered yet another injury. Nate Collins, who has been starting for Henry Melton, left the game with a knee injury in the third quarter. His left knee buckled awkwardly on a play. He didn’t need to be carted off like Melton, who tore his ACL in

Pittsburgh, but his prognosis is unknown. Stephen Paea didn’t practice all week with a toe injury and was a game-time scratch, thrusting Cohen into the spotlight at the nose. With Corey Wootton helping fill in at the three-technique, that put Bass on the field at the end spot, rotating with Shea McClellin. Not an ideal scenario for the defensive line. Bass was claimed off waivers from the Oakland Raiders before the start of the regular season and did show some flashes pressuring Saints quarterback Drew Brees. “Everybody’s just got to be ready when their number’s called because you really can’t control injuries,” Bass said. He might continue to see more

time if Wootton is needed inside, a position Wootton got his most time at in the loss. “It’s a different game [at threetechnique] because everything’s closer, everything’s tighter and you’re getting a lot more doubleteams,” he said. “The biggest thing I was trying to do was get penetration in there.” The pass rush still isn’t getting the job done, and losing Melton cost the Bears an interior rusher. Collins got a sack before his injury, but Wootton might be the next option there to try to push the pocket against opposing quarterbacks. Bass, Cohen and Zach Minter – who dressed but did not play – also will factor in a defensive line that is starting to look very different than what we saw in Week 1. “We’ve just got have guys get in there and get some experience,” Julius Peppers said. “[They’re] going to learn on the run. Good thing is that it’s still early in the season and we’ve got a lot of time left and a lot of games to play. We’re going to get it fixed.” Saints blitz Cutler: Three times in

the game, the Saints sacked Jay Cutler on blitzes, in which a rusher went seemingly untouched to bring down the Bears’ signal-caller. “I think they were problematic. We hadn’t really seen them,” Bears coach Marc Trestman said after the game. “… They got to us early, but I was pleased we were able to make adjustments. I would have liked to make them sooner.” One sack led to a fumble, and the other two came on second downs, forcing the Bears into third-and-long situations, which led to punts. Quick hits: Tim Jennings went down after making a tackle of Marques Colston in the third quarter. He only missed one play, though. … The Bears’ defense did not force a turnover for the first time since their loss in San Francisco last season, ending a streak of 10 consecutive games. … Tight end Martellus Bennett returned in the same series after getting injured on his awkward flip and fall after a catch. … The Bears recorded eight tackles for loss, led by Lance Briggs’ three.

Marshall acknowledged it was hard to stay positive on a negative day • MUSICK Continued from page B1 But instead of throwing a tantrum or cursing the Bears’ newand-occasionally-improved offense, Marshall tried to bite his tongue. And that’s what mattered most in the moments after the defeat. First, let’s get quick some facts out of the way: The Bears lost. They’re not as good as the Saints. Also, Alshon Jeffery had a stellar day, catching 10 passes for a

franchise-record 218 yards. However, in terms of seasonlong implications, one of the most important parts of Sunday’s game happened when Marshall climbed the stage in the Bears’ postgame interview room. He’s as sensitive as he is talented, and earlier in his career he might have said things that he later would regret. So give credit to Marshall, just as he rightfully gave credit to himself, for managing his emotions. That is no small feat for someone who bravely and publicly has waged a

battle with borderline personality disorder, a mental illness that affects up to 10 million Americans. Marshall acknowledged that it was hard to keep positive on a day that quickly turned negative. “My No. 1 goal going into the work week was to work on my body language when I’m not [involved] in the game,” Marshall said. “It’s been like that the first few weeks, and I kind of let myself down and the guys around me with my body language. “So I got better at that today. They took me out of the game, and

that’s one positive for myself. I just tried to keep my head up and keep myself ready for when I’m available for the team. Whenever they call my number, I just try to be there. “Because if you beat yourself up too much, or you get too down or too frustrated at the play-calling or the coverage, the ball comes your way and you drop it. So I’m proud of myself today. Sorry for patting myself on the back, but there’s not too much that I can hang my hat on today. We lost. I got shut out. But Alshon Jeffery, man, he’s coming.”

Jeffery might be coming, but the Bears are going nowhere without Marshall at his best. Bears coach Marc Trestman said he hoped to get Marshall involved early in the game with a few designed play calls, but the Saints’ pass rush forced Jay Cutler to flee the pocket and improvise. The Bears offensive line didn’t do Cutler any favors, allowing three sacks and a half-dozen hurries. “Obviously, we’ve targeted him frequently,” said Trestman, who patted Marshall on the back as his receiver exited the interview room.

“He’s the most targeted guy in the first month of the season. When we don’t, that starts with me. I’ve got to do a better job of getting him involved.” But how? Cutler said the Saints made it clear from the start of the first quarter that Marshall was not going to beat them. They double-covered him in the slot, in the red zone, over the top of the field. Everywhere. The best way to free Marshall, Cutler said, was with record-setting performances such as Jeffery’s.

“It’s going to come,” Cutler said of Marshall’s targets. “You can’t keep doubling him and letting another receiver go for 200 [yards]. It’s silly to keep doing that. ‘B’ is going to get his. He’s just got to keep trusting us, and he has.” On a gray sweatpants kind of day, that news was as close to a win as the Bears could get.

• Shaw Media’s sports columnist Tom Musick can be reached at and on Twitter @tcmusick.

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on the field but failed to show up on the stat sheet. I still Continued from page B1 need to study the tape on this one, but I assume we’ll find I find it near impossible the Saints schemed to take to believe the plan going into him away because they didn’t this game was to call five run- think there was anyone else ning plays and 19 passes in there to beat them. the first half. Even if that’s so, after You’re not going to beat playing his best game of the many teams, and certainly year last week, Peppers had not an elite offense like the to find a way to make a play Saints, with 28 rushing yards here or there, and he didn’t. in the first half. That Stephen Paea For the game, the Bears couldn’t go and Nate Collins called 18 runs and 33 passes, was playing well before he and one direct effect of that was hurt obviously didn’t was New Orleans owning a help, but where is everyone 36-minute to 24-minute advanelse? tage in time of possessoon. Pass coverage from the It’s awfully hard to win when safeties also continues to be you rarely have the football, a concern, but I have to give and it puts a severe strain on them a pass this week. Saints an injury-plagued defense. tight end Jimmy Graham Once the offense found does that to everybody. a little better balance with Perhaps the Bears’ 3-0 nine called running plays and start raised false expectations 17 passes attempted (Cutler rushes actually are scrambles for some, perhaps 3-2 is where they belong. It still can projon attempted passes) in the second half, it became quite a ect to 10-6, which is exactly what and who they were last bit more productive. year. We also have to acknowlWhat the Saints and Lions edge the offensive line still is a work in progress. It’s better, clearly have exposed is these but needs to get a lot better to Bears are not ready to run with the big boys yet, and play with the big boys. probably won’t be without On defense, I hate to beat a battered drum, but on a day at least one more offseason of roster-building talent when the unit actually was better than I thought it could upgrades. or would be, the front-four • Hub Arkush covers the just didn’t do anywhere near Bears and pro football for enough to win. For the second time in five Shaw Media. Write to him a games, Julius Peppers was

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