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Alyssa Valdez and Beau Ebenezer talk Monday in Alyssa’s parents’ home in Rock Falls. On Sunday, the couple took shelter with their dog, Valentine, in the bathtub of their apartment in Washington, Ill., each suffering minor injuries but a major scare in a tornado that roared through the town. The ceiling of Alyssa and Beau’s apartment was gone after the twister left, and they were covered in boards and bricks
Rock Falls grads survive twister in Washington BY DAVID GIULIANI email@example.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525
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ROCK FALLS – Alyssa Valdez and Beau Ebenezer saw a funnel cloud from the balcony of their Inside second-floor Forecasts apartment in and warnings Washington, saved lives in Ill., late Suncentral Illinois, day mornA8 ing. They had only seconds to prepare. The Rock Falls High graduates took shelter in their bathtub. They held each other’s hands. Their energetic 9-month-old dog, Valentine, cowered between them. Then the tornado arrived. The tub shook. Tumbling boards and bricks covered them. A cinderblock struck the back of Beau’s head, causing bleeding. SURVIVE CONTINUED ON A2
Go to saukvalley.com to watch video of our interview with Alyssa and Beau.
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Photo submitted by Alyssa Valdez
Alyssa Valdez’s car (right) was thrown by Sunday’s tornado and destroyed at the apartment complex in Washington, Ill., where she and fellow Rock Falls High School graduate Beau Ebenezer live.
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You can donate to Washington, Ill., tornado victims by visiting www. redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS, mailing it to the Central Illinois chapter at 311 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave., Peoria, IL 61605, or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Kreider Services in Dixon is starting a collection for people who want to donate items to help Washington residents. Items needed include blankets, gloves, coats, personal hygiene items, storage tubs, storage bags, garbage bags, diapers, baby formula, baby food, cleaning supplies, batteries, cameras, cellphone cards, pet food, cat litter, pet crates, gas cards, baby spoons, sippy cups, instant mashed potatoes, instant macaroni and cheese, towels and washcloths. Collection hours this week will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Kreider, 500 Anchor Road in Dixon. Call Becky Reilly at Kreider Services at 815-2886691.
ROCK FALLS – Whiteside County is within striking distance of approving a 1 percent sales tax to fund public school facilities. Or at least that’s the way officials see it. The question has gone before voters three times, gaining support each time – 42 percent in November 2008, 45 percent in April 2009, and 46 percent this past April. The tax has fared much worse elsewhere. In April, only a quarter of Lee County voters and a third of Ogle County voters backed it. Now, Whiteside County’s school boards are considering whether to put the measure on the March 18 ballot. On Wednesday, the boards for at least four districts – Sterling, Rock Falls High School, Montmorency and East Coloma-Nelson – are expected to vote on a new referendum. Alex Moore, principal of Montmorency School, said his district’s officials are recommending the 1 percent tax for the March ballot. Its passage, he said, would allow the district to reduce property taxes. SALES TAX CONTINUED ON A4
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DIXON – Monday afternoon, representatives from two local engineering firms had the first of what will be several meetings about Dixon’s streetscape project. Monday night, the agreement between those firms and the city was revealed. During its regular meeting, the Dixon City Council placed the agreement for preliminary engineering services with Wendler Engineering Services Inc. and Willett Hofmann and Associates on file for public review. The agreement will pay the two firms a combined $320,929.96. Wendler will handle the west side of the project, which includes: Peoria Avenue from River Street to Third Street, First Street from Highland Avenue to Hennepin Avenue, and portions of Second Street between Highland Avenue and Hennepin Avenue. STREETSCAPE CONTINUED ON A4
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â€œI thought it was the end for us,â€? said Beau, 24, a reporter with a Peoria TV station. â€œI thought we were going to die.â€? A moment later, the twister left. The floor remained, but the ceiling was gone. â€œIt got super calm,â€? Alyssa, 22, said during an interview Monday at her parentsâ€™ Rock Falls house. â€œThe sky wasnâ€™t as black.â€? Not long before that, Beau was still in bed and probably would have slept past noon. He had planned to watch the Bears game later in the day. Alyssa got up before Beau, and a brewing storm worried her. She received an alert on her cellphone about tornadoes. She always gets anxious about storms, she said.
Photo submitted by Alyssa Valdez
The roof of the apartment complex where Rock Falls High School graduates Alyssa Valdez and Beau Ebenezer live in Washington, Ill., was torn off by Sundayâ€™s tornado. She woke up her boyfriend, who was unconvinced. But then sirens blared. â€œI started to get a little scared,â€? Beau said. â€œEveryone was yelling, saying it was here. â€Ś If I
had stayed in bed, I donâ€™t know where I would have ended up.â€? After the tornado hit, Alyssa, who works for the Center for Youth and Family Solutions in Peoria, hurt herself going
down the stairs. A nail from a board stuck into her wrist. They had nothing left. The twister threw Alyssaâ€™s car into a nearby woods, destroying it. Beauâ€™s car was damaged. As far as they know, no one suffered severe injuries in their complex. One person, though, died in Washington and 50 others were treated in a Peoria hospital. Alyssaâ€™s family had planned to visit Washington that day. Her parents, Jan and Jaime Valdez, and her sister, Carisa, picked up Beau and Alyssa and took them to Rock Falls. Beau and Alyssa visited the local hospital, where Beau got four staples for the wound to his head. They donâ€™t know what their next step will be, though they said their bosses have been understanding. â€œWe donâ€™t have any
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â€œValentine got sick a couple of times today,â€? Beau said. â€œWe donâ€™t know if itâ€™s a stress thing.â€? Soon, Beau and Alyssa will look for a place to live. Theyâ€™ll want one that accepts dogs.
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DIXON â€“ A Rock Falls woman was injured Monday afternoon in a two-car accident on state Route 2. Police say that Sarah E. Fry, 81, attempted to merge onto Route 2 from Rock River Road near River Ridge Animal Hospital when she pulled in front of a car driven by Whitney Hardesty, 26, of Rock Falls, who was traveling east on Route 2. Hardesty refused treatment. Fry was taken to KSB Hospital in Dixon for injuries. No other information was available.
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Emergency personnel respond to a two-car accident Monday afternoon on state Route 2 between Dixon and Sterling. A Rock Falls woman was injured in the crash.
Dancers to recognize local instructor with performance Kallas, an Innervation member and a Dixon native raised in Morrison. Petersen taught Kallas dance for 15 years. Kallas gave the eulogy at Petersenâ€™s funeral, and started working on â€œWith Both Feetâ€? in May. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. each day. Tickets are $20 for general admission or $15 for students and senior citizens. VIsit www.innervation.org or call 773-209-1474 to buy tickets. Innervation is a not-for-profit group. A van trip will leave at 4 p.m. Friday from Road Ranger Truck Stop, 1801 S. Galena Ave., Dixon. Seats and rides can be reserved by calling 815-499-1839.
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MORRISON â€“ Innervation Dance Cooperative Company will perform â€œWith Both Feet,â€? a memorial to Morrison dance teacher Anne Petersen, Thursday through Sunday at Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago. Petersen died May 18 from unexpected medical complications. A profesisonal dancer, she owned and operated a studio for 33 years in Morrison. In the spring, Petersen will be inducted into the Morrison Historical Museum at its grand opening. The memorial was choreographed by Sunny
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Anne Petersen, a longtime Morrison dance teacher who died earlier this year, will be recognized this weekend with a memorial performance in Chicago.
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EARLVILLE â€“ A 20-year-old woman from Batavia died early Sunday when a pickup truck carrying her and four others rolled over near the Lee County border with LaSalle County. Five people were in the front seat of a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado at the time of the crash, Lee County Sheriff John Varga said. Anna Danielson of Batavia was thrown from the truck and later pronounced dead at the scene. Varga said alcohol was a factor in the crash, and that charges were pending against the driver, Jakub D. Baker, 21, of Leland.
Varga said Baker drove the truck through the T intersection of North South and Welland roads in eastern Lee County before it rolled over in a field. Sheriffâ€™s deputies arrived at 12:39 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release, by which time Baker and a passenger, Tyler Becker, 19, of Earlville, had fled. Becker was later located at a local hospital, and Baker was found at his home in Leland. Two other passengers, Max Boltz, 19, of Earlville, and Danny Heath, 22, of Leland, were transported to Mendota Hospital. The crash was still being investigated Monday, Varga said.
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OBITUARIES Larry A. Krutsinger FLORA â€“ Larry Allen Krutsinger, 69, of Flora, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at his home. Larry was born Oct. 14, 1944, in Flora, to Ivan and Hazel (Nash) Krutsinger. He served in the Air Force as a jet mechanic. He married Linda L. Luepkes on Aug. 20, 1973. in Rockford. Larry worked for Kelly Springfield Tire Co. in Freeport. He was an avid Ford Mustang collector and loved to travel. He was of the Christian faith. He was a loving husband and father who loved being with and playing with his grandchildren. He would do anything for anybody, especially his family. Larry is survived by his wife, Linda Krutsinger of Flora; five children, Brenda (Jeff) Maronde of Forreston, Allen
(Rebecca) Krutsinger of Dixon, Steven (Rebecca) Krutsinger of Powell, Tenn., Machele (Troy) Drumheller of Louisville, and Debra (Paul) Koesler of New Hudson, Mich.; two brothers, Dale Krutsinger of Sterling and Earl Krutsinger of Rock Falls; aunt, Sadie (John) Little of Flora; uncle, Everett (Helen) Nash of Flora; aunt, Wanda (the late Clinton) Nash of Xenia; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Paul Krutsinger. Funeral services will be private. Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora is handling arrangements. Visit www.frankandbright.com to send condolences.
Donald Nusbaum PARK RIDGE â€“ Donald Nusbaum, 90, of Park Ridge, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Hospice of the Valley in Mesa, Ariz. He was born in Glen Elder, Kan., the son of Harvey and Mabel Nusbaum. He served in the Navy. Survivors include his brothers, Paul (Pat) and Charles (Alberta), both of Dixon; sisters, Arleta Harms of Rock Falls and Joyce Baker of Charlotte, N.C.; sons, Dale (Karol), Kendell (Mary Jo), and Ray (Bonnie);
2 judges worry court cameras hurt defendants pilot program launched last year and so far more than 30 counties across the state have signed up to participate. Cameras are allowed in courtrooms in the judicial circuits that include Whiteside, Lee, Ogle and Carroll counties. â€œI think the expectation or the goal is that, as cameras in the courtroom become more frequent that more and more judges and more and more other stakeholders will see that some of the fears they may have do not exist or can be minimized,â€? said Joe Tybor, a spokesman for the Illinois Supreme Court. â€œI donâ€™t think resistance from judges was unexpected. Itâ€™s understandable because itâ€™s change, and change will meet resistance.â€? For his part, Bakalis said heâ€™s not ready to write off the cameras entirely, especially if the requests involve cases beyond high-profile felonies. â€œI would like to see it used a little more widely than it is being used at the present time,â€? he said. â€œIâ€™m not going to say Iâ€™m never going to do it.â€?
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Helen R. Shambaugh MORRISON â€“ Helen R. Shambaugh, 95, of Morrison, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Four Seasons Living Center in Morrison. She was a manager of the former Ben Franklin Store in Morrison. Helen was born Nov. 11, 1918, in Morrison, the daughter of George L. and Alice M. (Rowland) Curtis. She married Louis G. Shambaugh on Oct. 9, 1938, in Muscatine, Iowa. He preceded her in death on April 25, 1973. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Morrison. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy (Rich) Glazier and Sally (Arlyn) Hayen, both of Morrison;
five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Morrison, with the Rev. Michael Selburg, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. BosmaRenkes Funeral Home in Morrison is handling arrangements. A memorial has been established to the Morrison Fire Department. Visit www.bosmarenkes.com to send condolences.
daughter, Candace (Jim); nine grandchildren; and 14 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Theresa; and his second wife, Kay. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Dec. 3 at St. Paul of the Cross Church, 820 S. Washington St., Park Ridge. In lieu of flowers, memoMary â€˜Virginiaâ€™ Fry rials may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation, MOUNT CARROLL â€“ Mary â€œVirginiaâ€? Fry, 89, of Special Olympics, Hos- Mount Carroll, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at FHN pice of the Valley in Mesa, Memorial Hospital in Freeport. Ariz., or to a charity of the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mount Carroll is donorâ€™s choice. handling arrangements.
WHEATON (AP) â€“ Two DuPage County judges said theyâ€™re worried a pilot program that allows cameras in the courtroom may hurt defendantsâ€™ ability to get a fair trial. Judges George Bakalis and Kathryn Creswell told The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald that theyâ€™re concerned that too much of the coverage might erode the presumption of innocence that defendants are entitled to. â€œSome of the things Iâ€™ve seen so far seem to concentrate on just pictures of accused defendants in prison garb and cuffs,â€? Bakalis said. â€œI think thatâ€™s a problem for the presumption of innocence, which accompanies each of these cases unless a jury decides otherwise.â€? Creswell said sheâ€™s concerned enough that sheâ€™s issued what amounts to a blanket denial for further requests for cameras in the courtroom until sheâ€™s convinced â€œmy impressions are incorrect.â€? Cameras have been allowed to record proceedings as part of a state Supreme Court
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APPLETON, Minn. â€“ Mildred Edith Zinda, 96 years, 8 months, and 21 days, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck, Minn. Mildred was born Feb. 21, 1917, to her parents, Fred and Clara (Forschler) Hallaway, on the farm southeast of Holloway in Edison Township, Swift County, Minn. She was baptized in May 1938 in Appleton. She went to country school in District 69 until the age of 10, when her mother died. She went to live with her aunt in Brownsville, Minn., for 2 years. She returned to Holloway and stayed with her sister, Hazel Holzheimer, and went to high school. Mildred graduated from Holloway High School in 1933 and then attended Normal Training in Appleton. She taught school for 3 years before marriage, and then taught 1 year after her marriage. On June 6, 1938, she was married to Ignace Frank Zinda at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edison Township. They farmed in Edison Township for 56 years, retiring in 1974. After retiring, they spent many winters in Weslaco, Texas. After Ignaceâ€™s death on March 8, 1994, Mildred moved into Westview Apartments in Appleton. In September 2011, Mildred became a resident of Minnewaska Lutheran Home. She is survived by four children: Nancy Gron-
holz of Starbuck, Daniel (LaVonne) Zinda of Alexandria, Minn., Bonnie (Arlan) McClain of Dixon, and Judy (Pat) Oâ€™Byrne of Littleton, Colo.; nine grandchildren, Michael (Meg) Zinda, Bryan Zinda, Andrea (Darren) Griese, Roxanna (Kevin) Gapstur, Randi Norby, Rob (Marlise) Gronholz, Jill (Chris) Maida, Nathan (Calli) McClain, and Hayley Oâ€™Byrne; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Evelyn Ramseth, of Forest Lake, Minn.; sisterin-law, Marie Zinda, of Appleton; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ignace; two sisters, Hazel Holzheimer and Beth Dezotell; three brothers: John Hallaway, Sr., William Hallaway, and Herbert Hallaway; nine sisters-in-law, and 10 brothers-in-law. The Mass of Christian Burial was Monday at St. John Catholic Church in Appleton, with the Rev. Brian Oestreich officiating. LuAnn Rheingans served as organist and Cantor was Pat Krebs. Congregational hymns were â€œAmazing Grace,â€? â€œJust A Closer Walk With Thee,â€? â€œOn Eagles Wings,â€? and â€œHow Great Thou Art.â€? Interment was at Appleton City Cemetery. Zniewski Funeral Home â€“Vaala Chapel in Appleton, Minn., is handling arrangements.
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Others also are making that promise. â€œThe plan is to inform the public a little better this time about what school districts are able to offer if the 1 percent tax goes through,â€? Moore said. Dan Arickx, superintendent of the Rock Falls Elementary district, said his board recently agreed to put the issue on the ballot again. If voters had passed the sales tax increase in April, he said, the district would have eliminated its property tax dedicated to correcting health, life and safety issues in buildings. Overall, that would amount to a 14 percent reduction in Rock Falls
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the annual county sales tax revenue based on its proportion of overall county enrollment. The Rock Falls Elementary district makes up about 13 percent of overall enrollment, but only 4 percent of the tax base, Arickx said. â€œItâ€™s a win-win for us, and it creates jobs,â€? he said. â€œIf it passes, property taxes would go down â€“ guaranteed.â€? At first, the Rock Falls district would use the money to pay off bonds that paid for previous health-life-safety projects, Arickx said. Then it could be spent on new roofs for school buildings, he said. â€œSome of our roofs are easily 20-plus years old, and they have 15-year lifespans. Thatâ€™s a future health-life-safety proj-
ect weâ€™ll have to do,â€? he said. â€œWe have people who want to get air conditioning in buildings. Thatâ€™s extremely expensive. The state wonâ€™t allow that to be done with health-life-safety money. With the 1 percent sales tax, the district could.â€? The 1 percent tax money could be used to construct new buildings, and to add on to or renovate existing buildings; to make facilities handicapped accessible; and to repair parking lots and sidewalks, aging roofs and boilers, among other improvements. To be placed on the ballot, the measure needs the support of school boards representing a majority of students in the county.
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Willett Hofmann will handle the east side of the project, which includes: First Street from Hennepin Avenue to Crawford Avenue, and Ottawa Avenue from River Street to Second Street. The Monday afternoon meeting was between representatives of the engineering firms and the Dixon Historic Preservation Commission about maintaining historical aspects of the downtown and identifying areas to highlight. The agreements included meetings with the city, Dixon Main Street and the preservation commission â€“ six including Mondayâ€™s â€“ but additional public meetings are expected.
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tion work. The 10 1/2-block downtown streetscaping project could cost about $5 million, engineers told the City Council in October.
Ash borer update The Dixon City Council on Monday also received an update on the cityâ€™s emerald ash borer treatment from Carol Chandler, of the Dixon Tree Commission. Chandler said the Tree Commission has identified 147 ash trees on city property and has started to treat some of them against the emerald ash
borer beetles, which pose a serious threat to the trees. Treating the ash trees will cost the city about $160 for each tree every 2 years, Chandler said, adding that she hoped they wouldnâ€™t have to treat them for more than 10 years. Chandler was seeking input from the City Council and public as to whether the city should continue treating all 147 ash trees or remove them and replace them with a variety of others, as Sterling has decided to do If the city were to treat all of its ash trees, which does not guarantee their survival, it would cost approximately $23,520 every 2 years, Chandler said. The city can buy trees, about 15 feet tall, from a local business for about $295 each, she said.
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â€˜You canâ€™t walk away from itâ€™ Group helps those with unplanned pregnancies
Tax increase likely for city Officials expect big pension hikes
BY KIMBERLY WATLEY For Sauk Valley Media
DEER GROVE â€“ The kickoff of the annual fundraising event for Giannaâ€™s House came with an announcement: It has commissioned Dr. James Gallant to provide medical services to its clients. He will begin in a couple of weeks. Giannaâ€™s House in Rock Falls provides free and confidential services to anyone coping with an unplanned pregnancy. During the annual fundraising dinner last week at Deer Valley Golf Club, Margaret Tyne, the director of operations and development, addressed the crowd. She said Gallant, a physician in emergency medicine at KSB Hospital, being on board will allow women to have simple tests done in-house, rather than being sent elsewhere. â€œHope (Life) Pregnancy Center has been very kind to allow us to send our moms over there,â€? she said of the center, which has offices in Dixon and Sterling. â€œIt has always been a goal of ours to provide these services here.â€? New to Giannaâ€™s House in July, Tyne said this yearâ€™s campaign will help to buy an ultrasound machine and other necessary medical equipment. It receives no government funding and relies solely on funds from area churches, individuals, organizations and businesses. Though monetary donations are essential, they are a small part in fulfilling the mission. Equally important, Tyne said, is discussing adoption and seeing a pregnancy to term, while assisting women with local resources, supplies, education and counseling. Retired priest Richard Kramer was just 7 years ordained in 1973 when the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade. â€œWe knew the emotional pain and struggles women went through when they miscarried, losing a child to no fault of their own,â€? he said. â€œWe knew some 50, 60 years down the line, we would have some crazy people not knowing how to deal with the guilt of abortion. It didnâ€™t take that long.â€? Thus, he said, began the Catholic Churchâ€™s efforts to counsel those who had had abortions and those who were considering. Keynote speaker Vicki Thorn, founder of Project Rachel, has traveled all over the world to teach and lecture about the anthropology of women. Her role began with a â€œlife-changing eventâ€? that a friend experienced. Having been molested by her brother, the
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Three-month-old Amelia Rose Fenton, the youngest guest at the annual fundraising dinner for Giannaâ€™s House, coos and smiles at her mother Erin. The Fenton family has supported the efforts of Giannaâ€™s House for three years.
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Itâ€™s been 40 years since the Supreme Court ruled on Roe V. Wade. In that time, an estimated 55 million legal abortions have occurred. In the background behind a leaflet that was placed on tables at the Giannaâ€™s House annual fundraiser, Vicki Thorn, keynote speaker at Deer Valley Golf Club, visits with attendees. friend became pregnant. The girlâ€™s mother forced her to put the baby up for adoption. She became pregnant a second time, also presumably by her brother, and her mother arranged for an abortion. Immediately afterward, she was sent to a boarding school, where she met Thorn. â€œI listened to her talk about what happened,â€? Thorn said. â€œAnd she said, â€˜I can live with the adoption, not the abortion.â€™ The myth is, it is a non-procedure. â€œWhether chemical or surgical, it is a deep life experience. It is so much in the essence of our being that you canâ€™t walk away from it.â€? She discussed the biological reaction that both men and women experience upon conception. It is something so in-depth and vital, she hopes the support team at Giannaâ€™s House will adapt the same teachings she learned through research and scientific study. â€œNo one ever tells you youâ€™re changed from the moment of conception,â€? she said. â€œAnd itâ€™s for the better. But one in three
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women have an abortion by the age of 45, and they never go back to how they were biologically. They carry cells of that child, whether they carry them to term or not, forever.â€? Thorn believes abortion is an epidemic, a quick-fix in a society lacking in morals. It is up to places like Giannaâ€™s House to educate young women, showing them another way, she said. â€œThere are no boundaries in this â€˜hookupâ€™ society. They are exposed to junk and have never seen a moral lifestyle,â€? Thorn said. â€œWorst part is they donâ€™t know where to find it. Even if the marriage of our parents was shattered, we looked up to the aunts, uncles and grandparents in our lives. Grandma and Grandpa were married a thousand years, as far as we knew. These poor kids have nothing.â€? Tyne said the facility, which opened in 2007,
Giannaâ€™s House is at 901 West Illinois Route 30, Rock Falls. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday, 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information about services, volunteering or donations, call OR VISIT the website at www. giannashouse.com. To help: Volunteers are needed for every aspect, from day-today operations to peer counseling. Giannaâ€™s House is seeking those who have children, those who have had abortions or considered terminating a pregnancy, and individuals who are bilingual. Supplies needed include everything from maternity to 3T clothing, any gently used baby furniture, car or bouncy seats, formula, diapers of all sizes, baby wipes, bottles and toiletries. served 800 women in 2013 with ongoing mentoring, and friendly, spiritual and emotional counseling, along with practical assistance. Its mission is to welcome and educate all people in making pro-life choices that are consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Free and confidential services include pregnancy tests; information on pregnancy-related issues, including adoption, parenting and temporary foster care; and assistance finding affordable medical care, pre-natal and childbirth classes, as well as post abortion counseling.
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City plans to demolish house on First Avenue BY DAVID GIULIANI email@example.com EXT
STERLING â€“ The city will demolish a rundown house on First Avenue. On Monday, the Sterling City Council voted unanimously to demolish the big white house at 902 First Ave. The house has been vacant or abandoned for at least 3 years, according to the city. â€œPart of the roof is caved in. The porch is falling apart,â€? said Amanda Schmidt, the cityâ€™s building and
zoning superintendent. In October, the city received an order from Whiteside County Court to proceed with demolition. The owner, Bill Fassler, never showed up in court, Schmidt said. â€œHe was hard to serve [with papers],â€? she said. CPâ€™s Demolition was the low bidder at $11,900. Asbestos abatement will be contracted out before demolition occurs. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
State to observe moment of silence Friday for JFK CHICAGO (AP) â€“ Illinois will mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedyâ€™s assassination with a moment of silence this week. Gov. Pat Quinn has also ordered that flags at all state of Illinois facilities be flown at half-staff Friday. The moment of silence will take place at 1 p.m. that day. Quinn says Kennedyâ€™s
life is an inspiration and should make people shun violence in any form. Chicagoâ€™s City Council has passed a resolution call for all city and state flags to be flown at half-staff on Friday. The resolution also urges churches to toll their bells. Kennedy was shot and killed on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas.
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STERLING â€“ The city is expecting big increases in its contributions to the fire and police pension funds, which likely means higher taxes. Last yearâ€™s tax levy was $3.3 million, which the city expects to increase to $3.5 million. It amounts to a 5.5 percent increase. The levy for the general fund, which pays for things such as police and fire, is expected to drop by $30,000. But the fire pension contribution is estimated to jump by 18 percent to $562,046. The city still is await-
ing projections for the police pension fund, but the calculation is now estimated at 10 percent over last yearâ€™s amount. If the levy ends up exceeding 5 percent, then the city would be required by law to hold a public hearing. The final number depends on the police pension fund, information that the city expects to get within the next week. On Monday, the City Council approved the tax levy estimates. If the cityâ€™s levy increases by 5.5 percent, the owner of a $100,000 house, using a homestead exemption, would get a $3.81-a-month tax increase, City Administrator Scott Shumard said. The city must vote on its final levy by the end of the year.
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EDITORIAL: WHAT WE THINK | 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
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he world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, â€Śâ€? President Abraham Lincoln said 150 years ago today as he delivered the Gettysburg Address in Gettysburg, Pa. Modestly put, Mr. Lincoln, but incorrect. The would has greatly noted and long remembered your eloquent, meaningful words. Brevity, the soul of wit, is also the soul of memorable speeches. In 272 words, Lincoln distilled exactly what was at stake in the Civil War, for which thousands of Union soldiers, buried at Gettysburg, gave their lives. The nation was â€œconceived in liberty,â€? Lincoln said, though slavery paradoxically was tolerated in the South. If the North prevailed in a civil war that was precipitated by the secession of 11 slave states, then â€œa new birth of freedomâ€? â€“ the abolition of slavery â€“ could take place.
Lincolnâ€™s Emancipation Proclamation started the task. Ratification of the 13th Amendment would finish it â€“ a ratification that Lincoln, felled by an assassin, would not live to see. The Lincoln who accomplished two Herculean chores â€“ saving the Union and freeing the slaves â€“ was the same Lincoln who traversed the Sauk Valley as a volunteer soldier during the Black Hawk War of 1832, and as a politician during the 1850s. Can the Sauk Valley be proud that such a great man once stood in our ancestorsâ€™ midst? Yes. At Gettysburg, Lincoln urged â€œus[,] the livingâ€? to carry on the difficult work of the fallen soldiers. Seven score and 10 years later, we, the living, are tasked to carry on Lincolnâ€™s quest to preserve democracy and freedom. Let Lincolnâ€™s ideals, like his Gettysburg Address, be long embraced.
A figure of Abraham Lincoln stands in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library in Springfield. A copy of the speech in Lincolnâ€™s hand is on display.
GETTYSBURG ADDRESS our score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who
struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us â€“ that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion â€“ that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain â€“ that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom â€“ and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. â€“ Abraham Lincoln
Triumph and trivia of the Gettysburg Address Historic speech, now 150 years old, shows how even â€˜trivialâ€™ matters can have a huge impact JAMES M. CORNELIUS Springfield
Lincolnâ€™s Gettysburg Address, delivered 150 years ago on Nov. 19, 1863, has become part of our historical literature. First spoken at a new cemetery in that old Pennsylvania village, it has been reproduced on hundreds of thousands of souvenir papers, T-shirts, bronze plaques, and marble walls. It is a part of schoolkidsâ€™ culture, of aspiring immigrantsâ€™ thoughts, and of veteransâ€™ remembrances. There are also scores of teeny-tiny facts about Lincoln himself that day, and about the speech, that fascinate people today. Who were the 36 other people sleeping in Judge Willsâ€™ house on the square that night? Did Lincoln give a watch to your great-great-grandpa on the train to Pennsylvania? What was the name of the presidentâ€™s horse in the procession? Is my fake parchment copy of it the real thing? Please do not scoff â€“ individuals care about these discrete details because hundreds of mil-
lions of people care about the epochal events: the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863 that killed more than 7,800 men, and the speech of 272 words that set this James M. nation on a Cornelius path toward resolution. If you are serious about a subject, then you are probably serious about some of its sidelights. LINCOLN HIMSELF cared about the tiniest of nuances. That is why, in the course of drafting his five manuscripts of the Address, he kept altering words: Good: â€œuponâ€? Better: â€œonâ€? Good: â€œproprietyâ€? Better: â€œfitting and properâ€? Good: â€œto stand hereâ€? Better: â€œhere be dedicatedâ€? Good: â€œshall have a new birthâ€? Better: â€œunder God, shall have a new birthâ€? Some things sound better when spoken; some things read better when writ-
ten. Some principles need italicizing with the human voice. All things bear improvement. Lincoln the tinkerer, the lawyer, the politician, the commander, the president, knew that. Most of all, he knew that this nation needed a â€œnew birthâ€? to make itself better. The myths surrounding the Gettysburg Address are few and unimportant. His invitation to speak was not a late afterthought. He did not write any of the speech on an envelope. He did not write any of it on the train. He did not think it a failure. Indeed, the facts are bigger and better than the myths: he began thinking about his message just 4 days after the battles of July; he polished it up the night before the speech in the presence of William Johnson, a black man; he was ill with smallpox for several days afterward, and might have been feeling poorly by Nov. 18. But Lincoln was not skipping the trip on his own account; he was certainly going to Gettysburg, once the family doctor assured him and Mary that their
This 1905 artistâ€™s rendering from the Sherwood Lithograph Co. via the Library of Congress depicts President Abraham Lincoln speaking at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery on Nov. 19, 1863. The Gettysburg Address is unusual among great American speeches, in part because the occasion did not call for a great American speech. â€œNo one was looking for him to make history,â€? James McPherson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War historian, said. 10-year-old boy, Tad, would recover from his own bout of smallpox. So, is it trivial that William Johnson was in the room? Not if you imagine that Lincoln had that one person in mind while he was writing to ensure the freedom of 4 million other African-Americans; writing to steel the nationâ€™s resolve to
fight on and preserve the Union; writing because â€œthese dead shall not have died in vain.â€? In our freedom we can look up the trivial, but we must prize the big picture. All of Lincolnâ€™s efforts have proved triumphant, thanks to more soldiers and citizens and citizensto-be than he could ever have imagined.
Note to readers: James Cornelius, a noted Lincoln scholar, is curator of the Lincoln Collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. To learn more about the Gettysburg Address and the presidential libraryâ€™s anniversary celebration, please visit www.GettysburgAddress150.com.
I suppose that George Bush was responsible for the government shutdown as well, even though it was the Democrats who wouldnâ€™t negotiate.
Also, I turned on the TV one night and saw part of a program about a floating mound of thousands of tons of debris in or on the ocean floor â€“ moving around? Why havenâ€™t we heard more about that? A man cleans barge loads of â€œstuffâ€? from the Mississippi River with lots of volunteer help each year. Rock Falls cleans the canal every year. We need more interest in our water areas. Theyâ€™re very precious to us. Keep the stories coming.
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Lies surround health care law CHAD BLANCHETTE Dixon
Kathryn Bonnellâ€™s recent letter [â€œGive the new health care plan a chance,â€? The Readerâ€™s Voice, Nov. 9] stated that if a lie is repeated, people will start believing. She is right. Millions of Americans believed Obama after dozens of lies about keeping their health care. He even lied to his fellow
Democrats just to get it approved, and even those guys are ticked. Everyone believed except those who knew better. Finally, the liberal media is starting to catch on. What you have is a huge joke by an even bigger joker. Unfortunately, there has been a multitude of lies and mistakes that are unaccounted for and not even cared about. They reported that the Benghazi attack was the result of a video. Do you believe that? Or do you pay
attention to the other details surrounding the attack? For example, witnesses were forced to keep silent. Or do you believe that Benghazi was a person? Obama didnâ€™t know anything about the NSA or the IRS scandals. Do you believe that? All you need to do is pay attention to what he says and does, or doesnâ€™t say and do, to understand him. Bonnellâ€™s letter also stated that some insurance plans are junk and donâ€™t meet the governmentâ€™s
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Woman should take dating slow for now Dear Abby: I am attracted to a man who is 27 years my junior. He is also attracted to me because he initiated our meeting. We have gone out a few times, and he says he doesnâ€™t care about our age difference. He has also mentioned us living together and said he would gladly pay half the expenses even though I make more than he does. Is this appropriate in todayâ€™s society? I donâ€™t look much older than he does. But Iâ€™m from a generation in which this kind of thing would be looked down upon. Still, I realize that the world has changed, and I feel a strong attraction to him. I would appreciate any advice you can give me. â€“ His Older Woman in Maryland
in successful MayDecember relationships in which the age made little difference. But I would suggest that you let this relationship develop a little further before deciding whether to move in together, and age has nothing to do with it.
dearABBY Abigail Van Burenâ€™s (Jeanne Phillips) column appears during the week through Universal Press Syndicate.
Dear Older Woman: In many ways the world has changed. However, I assume that you socialize with couples and individuals in your age group, and this may cost you some of those relationships because your friends may be uncomfortable with the age difference. I have printed letters from couples involved
der pads so she can meet a stud? â€“ Wardrobe Mistress in Rhode Island
Dear Wardrobe Mistress: While your impulse to help your friend is laudable, it would be a mistake to suggest she change her image while she is in a â€œfragile state.â€? Dear Abby: I have Let some time pass, and a good friend I have THEN make a date for known for 15 years. We a day of fun, fashion, have been through a beauty and some shoplot together and have ping. When sheâ€™s stronger grown through all of our and feeling better about changes. However, her herself, mention that wardrobe hasnâ€™t changed. now sheâ€™s a free woman She still dresses like Betty starting a new life, a new Whiteâ€™s character in â€œThe image would help with Golden Girlsâ€? from the the transition. 1980s. She is in a fragile state Dear Abby: I have been right now because of her with my boyfriend for 9 recent divorce. How do I months, and I found out tell her to lose the shoulthat about 3 months ago
he got nude photos from another girl. I donâ€™t do that. I am hurt and torn on what to do. Please help. â€“ Betrayed in Ohio Dear Betrayed: If there are no other red flags, donâ€™t waste your time being jealous. Take a lesson from this: The other girl gave him nude pictures of herself, but heâ€™s still with you. If he should ask you to give him similar photos of yourself, donâ€™t do it, because you will gain nothing and could lose a lot of privacy.
football games and our grandsonâ€™s soccer games, and it annoys me when I see women leave their hats on. Doesnâ€™t â€œeveryoneâ€? also include them? Shouldnâ€™t they do this to show their respect for our flag and country? â€“ Stickler in Florida
Dear Abby: At sporting events when everyone is asked to remove their hats for the national anthem, does this include females? We attend NFL
Dear Stickler: Whether a womanâ€™s hat should be removed depends on where it is being worn. In a theater or at a wedding, the hat should be removed as a courtesy if it blocks someoneâ€™s view. At a sporting event, a casual hat should be taken off when the anthem is playing. However, at more formal events, if the hat is part of the womanâ€™s ensemble, it usually stays in place.
Arts Academy, 3807 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815-288-3673. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Euchre, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Euchre 101, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton,
815-589-3925. Wii and Yoga, 1:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Hospice of the Rock River Valley Festival of Trees Kosier Dance Studio performances, 6 and 7 p.m.,, Woodlawn Arts Academy, 3807 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815-288-3673. Bingo, 7 p.m., Sterling Moose Family Center, 2601 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-625-0354.
COMMUNITY EVENTS Tuesday, Nov. 19 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252.
Exercise with Cher, 9-10 a.m., Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Bingo and doughnuts, 9-10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Morning Whittle, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Line dancing, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Hospice of the Rock River Val-
ley Festival of Trees and Country Store, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Woodlawn Arts Academy, 3807 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815-288-3673. 313 card game and Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Community coffee and doughnuts, 10 a.m. Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St., 815-732-7994. Game and Puzzle Week Sudoku games, 11 a.m., Whiteside
County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Hospice of the Rock River Valley Festival of Trees Sterling Noon Rotary luncheon, noon, Woodlawn
SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Wednesday. Nov. 20 Childhood immunization clinic; Women, Infants and Children clinic; and Family Planning Services, all by appointment only; and nutritional, education, and coupon pick-up, Suite 100, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-2843371. Sauk Valley Gold Chapter of Business Networking International, 7 a.m., Candlelight Inn, 2200 S. First St., Rock Falls, 815535-1327. Dixon Kiwanis Club meeting, 7 a.m., private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. The Breakfast Club, 8:30 a.m., Riverâ€™s Edge Inn, 2303 W. First St., Dixon. Serenity Hospice & Home: 815-732-2499. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9-11 a.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Rules of the Road class, 9 a.m., Dixon Senior Center, 100 W. Second St., 815-288-6563. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Church of the Brethren, 215 North Court St., Dixon. Whiteside County Senior Center outreach caseworker, 9-10 a.m., Erie Public Library, 802 Eighth Ave., 815-622-9230. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., womenâ€™s group; noon; 3:30 p.m.; 7 p.m., Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Foot clinic, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Nurturing Program, 9:15 a.m., Sinnissippi Centers Inc., 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815625-0013 or 800-782-1584. Rock River Center representative, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Hearing tests, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050, by appointment. Narcotics Anonymous, 10 a.m., open, 403 13th Ave., Sterling. Sharing Lifeâ€™s Memories program, 10 a.m., Rock River
Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Rules of the Road class, 10 a.m. to noon, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Medicare Advantage choices, 10 a.m., Odell Public Library, 307 S. Madison St., Morrison. Whiteside County Health Department free blood pressure clinic, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sullivanâ€™s Foods, 300 N. Madison St., Morrison, 815-772-4213. Blood pressure check, 10:3011:30 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m.noon, Dixon Food Center â€“ Red Fox, 500 Chicago Ave., Dixon. BorgWarner Retiree lunch, 11:30 a.m., Riverâ€™s Edge Inn, 2303 W. First St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, Big Book; 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, tradition, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, grapevine; 6 p.m., closed, Spanish; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed; Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Lunch and Learn, noon, The Post House, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Sauk Valley Group Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 7 p.m., closed, Big Book, back door, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls. Mercy Nursing free blood pressure clinics, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Countryside Manor, 625 Countryside Lane, Dixon. Community blood drive, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Morrison Community Hospital, 303 N. Jackson St., Morrison. Appointment: 815772-5536. Free blood pressure check,
1-3 p.m., Amboy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15 W. Wasson Road, Amboy, 815-8572550. Woodworkers, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Alcoholics Anonymous, 1:30 p.m., closed, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St. Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointment: 815-6250382. Free blood pressure clinic, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Community Room, Odell Library, 307 S. Madison, Morrison. Womenâ€™s Support Group, 5-6:30 p.m., Choices Domestic Violence Program office, 114 W. Market St., Mount Carroll. YWCA sexual abuse survivors womenâ€™s group, 5:30-7 p.m., second floor, 115 W. First St., Dixon, firstname.lastname@example.org or 815625-0333. Walnut Board of Directors, 5:30 p.m., Walnut Public Library, 101 Heaton St., 815-379-2159. Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., closed, steps, tradition, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., Davis Junction. Special Needs Parent Support Group, 5:30-7:30 p.m., conference room, Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St. Pearl, a self-esteem support group of the YWCA Domestic Violence Program, 6 p.m., 815625-0333. Menâ€™s Cancer Group, 6 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-288-4673. AWANA, 6:30-8 p.m., ages 3 years through sixth graders, Northside Baptist Church, 598 River Lane, Dixon, 815-288-5212. American Legion Post 12, 7 p.m., 1120 W. First St., Dixon, 815-284-2003. Dixon Area Detachment Marine Corps League, 7 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1560 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Immanuel Lutheran
Church, 960 U.S. Route 52, Amboy. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Polo Town Hall, 117 N. Franklin. Thursday, Nov. 21 Childhood immunization clinic; Women, Infants and Children clinic; and Family Planning Services, all by appointment only, Suite 100, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-284-3371. Abuse Changing Team, 815625-0338. Twin City Sunrise Rotary, 7 a.m., Ryberg Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling. Free blood sugar screening, 8-9 a.m., Community Health Services Department, Mendota Community Hospital, 1401 E. 12th St., Mendota. 815-539-7461, ext. 3291, weekdays. Tests can be fasting or 2 hours after eating. TOPS IL 1426, 8:30-9 a.m. weigh-in, meeting at 9 a.m., Coloma Homes, 401 W. 18th St., Rock Falls. Golden K Kiwanis, 9:30 a.m., YMCA, 2505 YMCA Way, Sterling. Free blood pressure check, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Prairie State Legal representative, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Whiteside County Senior Center outreach caseworker, 10-11 a.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-622-9230. â€™49â€™ers, 11:30 a.m., Fiesta Cancun, 200 Keul Road, Dixon, 815-284-0881. â€˜57 Girls, 11:30 a.m., White Pines Inn, 6712 W. Pines Road, Mount Morris. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon
and 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Parish Nurse Networking meeting, noon, CGH Professional Building, 15 W. Third St., Sterling, 815-625-0400, ext. 5425. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 5:30, open, beginners; 7 p.m., closed, step, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Sauk Valley Group Alcoholics Anonymous, noon closed; 7 p.m., closed, 12 steps, back door, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls. Scrapbooking class, 1 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Healthy Lifestyles Club, 1 and 7 p.m., ground-floor conference room, Mendota Community Hospital, 1401 E. 12th St., Mendota, 815-539-7461, ext. 5319. Alcoholics Anonymous, 2:30 p.m., closed, clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group, 815-973-6150. CGH Community Services blood pressure and blood sugar clinic, 3-4:30 p.m., County Market, 210 W. Third St., Sterling. Narcotics Anonymous, 4-5 p.m., Sinnissippi Centers, 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815625-0013. Helping Understand Grief for Survivors (HUGS), 5:30-6:30 p.m., Serenity Hospice & Home, 1658 S. state Route 2, Oregon. Call 815-732-2499 by noon Thursday. If no one calls, the meeting will be canceled. Overeaters Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-441-4452. Fibromyalgia Support Group, 6 p.m., Suite 215, Positive Changes Acupuncture, 609 W. Third St., Sterling, 815-499-5425. Lee County Democratic Cen-
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Forecasts, warnings spared lives from storms Many families were in church in Washington WASHINGTON (AP) â€“ When a cluster of violent thunderstorms began marching across the Midwest, forecasters were able to draw a bright line on a map showing where the worst of the weather would go. Their uncannily accurate predictions â€“ combined with television and radio warnings, textmessage alerts and storm sirens â€“ almost cer-
tainly saved lives as rare late-season tornadoes dropped out of a dark autumn sky. Although the storms howled through 12 states and flattened entire neighborhoods within a matter of minutes, the number of dead stood at just eight. By Monday, another, more prosaic reason for the relatively low death toll also came to light: In the hardest-hit town, many families were in church. â€œI donâ€™t think we had one church damaged,â€? said Gary Manier, mayor of Washington, a community of 16,000 about
140 miles southwest of Chicago. The tornado cut a path about an eighth of a mile wide from one side of Washington to the other and damaged or destroyed as many as 500 homes. The heavy weather also battered parts of Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and western New York. Back in Washington, Daniel Bennett was officiating Sunday services before 600 to 700 people when he heard an electronic warning tone. Then another. And another.
â€œIâ€™d say probably two dozen phones started going off in the service, and everybody started looking down,â€? he said. What they saw was a text message from the National Weather Service cautioning that a twister was in the area. Bennett stopped the service and ushered everyone to a safe place until the threat passed. A day later, many townspeople said those messages helped minimize deaths and injuries. â€œThatâ€™s got to be connected,â€? Bennett said. â€œThe ability to get instant information.â€?
Pastor Daniel Bennett, of the Bethany Community Church in Washington, bicycles through neighborhoods in the town Monday, looking for parishionersâ€™ homes damaged by Sundayâ€™s tornado. Bennett said 600 to 700 people were at a service at his church when the tornado hit.
Survivors shaken by powerful twisters across the state Six deaths most ever in one day from tornadoes in November in state history ST. LOUIS (AP) â€“ Nestled among the quiet fields of corn and beans that dominate the southwest Illinois landscape, Joe Hoyâ€™s llamas, ducks, rabbits and goats provided a cherished soundtrack for his neighbors and were a source of fascination for area children who would stop by to see them. The farm was gone in a flash Sunday, as one of several powerful tornadoes that touched down in Illinois and elsewhere in the Midwest raked the 80-year-old Hoyâ€™s property near New Minden, killing him, his sister and their menagerie and destroying their house and fields. â€œJoe Hoy had a heart as big as all of the outdoors,â€? said Judy Harmening, whose own farm a quarter-mile away was left untouched. â€œWe could sit on our porch and listen to the sounds that came up from that farm. We didnâ€™t know what bird or animal it was, but Iâ€™ll miss that.â€? Sundayâ€™s tornadoes, which were notable for how destructive they were and how late in the year they struck, killed at least six people in Illinois and two others in Michigan and injured hundreds of others. The
six deaths were the most from tornadoes on any November day in Illinoisâ€™ state history, the National Weather Service confirmed Monday. In addition to the deaths of Hoy and his 78-yearold sister, Frances Hoy, three people were killed in Brookport, a town in Massac County, in Illinoisâ€™ southern tip. Another person was killed in Washington, a central Illinois city of about 16,000 residents where Mayor Garry Manier said hundreds of homes had been damaged or destroyed. The National Weather Service said the Washington tornado, like the one that flattened Hoyâ€™s farm, had a preliminary rating of EF-4, meaning it had wind speeds of 170 to 190 mph. The stateâ€™s Emergency Management Agency said 150 to 200 people were injured in Illinois, and Gov. Pat Quinn declared portions of Champaign, Grundy, LaSalle, Massac, Tazewell, Washington and Woodford counties to be disaster areas. He updated President Barack Obama about the damage and relief efforts in Obamaâ€™s home state during a phone call Monday, said Quinnâ€™s spokeswom-
President Obama calls Gov. Quinn after tornadoes
Tornado damage is seen Monday in Brookport. Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees. an, Brooke Anderson. Many residents of affected areas said they knew what was coming, having seen weather alerts on their television screens. But they still raced for shelter, with Harmening barely able to get her father, who uses a walker, into the house as the wind became fierce and the sky turned ominously gray. They didnâ€™t quite make it to the basement. â€œThere was no rain with it. Weâ€™re lucky we had 10 or 12 drops of rain,â€? Harmening said. Just sec-
onds later, â€œthe sun was shining, and there was a rainbow off to the east. It was the weirdest storm Iâ€™ve ever witnessed.â€? The coroner said Hoyâ€™s body was found about 100 yards from where his house stood. Frances Hoy, who Harmening said was developmentally disabled and cared for by her brother, died later at a hospital. In tiny New Minden, the storm toppled a church steeple and cemetery headstones and tore the roof off a convenience store, said the townâ€™s
president, Candi Cross. But she said the village dodged the stormâ€™s brunt when the twister she saw coming across a field suddenly turned away from town as she ran for cover to her momâ€™s neighboring home, her Chihuahua clutched to her chest. â€œThe leaves were twirling around me, higher than I am tall,â€? she said. â€œIt took everything I could to stand up straight and run. I no more got to my momâ€™s house, and it was all over with. It just took seconds.â€?
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Workers walk off the job in suburban Will County JOLIET (AP) â€“ About 1,000 Will County workers are on strike. Anders Lindall is a spokesman for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1028.
He says employees began walking picket lines at about two dozen locations Monday morning. Lindall says the strike involves more than half of Will Countyâ€™s workers, including workers in the
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If you asked experts which is the best bridge magazine, they would all answer, “The Bridge World.” Edited by Jeff Rubens (I am the associate editor), it aims mostly at experienced tournament players. However, there is also material for those trying to elevate their games to that level. You can bid 10 hands with your partner and compare your results against two expert pairs. And you can answer the eight bidding and opening-lead problems set to an expert panel. If you get the highest score, you win a book prize. This deal is from the monthly quiz entitled “Improve Your Defense.” Look at the West and North hands. Defending against
three no-trump, West leads his fourth-highest diamond. East wins with his ace and returns a diamond to South’s king. Should West be doing anything in particular?
The auction is straightforward. With a good, long minor, no short suit and no thoughts of slam, North should raise to three notrump. This is a position that experts take in their stride, but less capable players do not have down pat. If you look at the full deal, declarer is going to take the club finesse at trick three. It is going to lose, and East will be wondering whether to shift to a spade or to a heart. If he leads the wrong suit, declarer runs for home with three hearts, one diamond and five clubs. West must help his partner by dropping the diamond 10 under South’s king. The unnecessarily high card is a suit-preference signal for the higher-ranking major suit. Visit bridgeworld.com for more information. © 2013 UFS
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The following stock quotations, as of 5 p.m., are provided as a community service by Robert Kim Pettygrove and Chad Weigle of Edward Jones, Dixon and Raymond James and Associates, Sterling. Abbott...................................37.94 Alcoa.......................................8.95 AltriaCorp.............................38.04 Autonation...........................48.75 American Express................82.34 Arris-Group..........................18.00 Apple..................................518.65 ADM.....................................40.94 AT&T.....................................35.62 Bank of America...................14.92 Boeing.................................138.39 BorgWarner........................103.81 BP..........................................46.92 Caseyâ€™s..................................74.80 Caterpillar.............................84.05 CenturyLink.........................32.19 Chevron..............................120.56 Cisco.....................................21.30 Citigroup...............................50.80 CNW.....................................41.66 CocaCola..............................40.19 ConAgra................................32.60 Dean.....................................18.09 Deere & Co...........................83.66 Disney...................................69.50 Donaldson............................39.57 DuPont..................................61.69 Exxon....................................95.41 Ford......................................16.98 Exelon...................................28.05 GE.........................................27.20 FifthThird.............................20.00 HawaiianElectric.................26.26 Hewlett Packard...................25.01 HomeDepot.........................79.69 Intel Corp.............................24.60 IBM.....................................184.47 IntlPaper...............................45.27 JCPenney................................8.71 JohnsonControls..................49.26 Johnson&Johnson...............94.27 JPMorgan Chase..................55.74 Kraft......................................52.94 Kroger...................................41.97 Leggett&Platt........................29.83 Manpower............................80.70 McDonaldâ€™s..........................97.65 Merck&Co.............................48.01 Microsoft..............................37.20 3M.......................................130.14 Monsanto...........................110.78
Itâ€™s been more than 2 years since big slump NEW YORK (AP) â€“ Is the stock market due for a pullback? The Dow Jones industrial average has surged 900 points since early October and crossed the 16,000-point threshold Monday. IPOs are hot again. Small investors, stirred from their post-recession daze, are coming back to stocks. And itâ€™s been more than two years since the market has had a significant slump. Those trends have raised concerns of a stock bubble. They shouldnâ€™t, money managers say, because even with the broader marketâ€™s 26 percent jump this year, stocks arenâ€™t overpriced yet. â€œStocks are not cheap,
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Trader Joseph Murray works Monday on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 16,000 points for the first time early Monday and the Standard & Poorâ€™s 500 index crossed 1,800 points. but that does not mean that the stock market is expensive,â€? says Russ Koesterich, chief investment strategist with Blackrock. The ratio of stock prices to projected profits for companies in the Standard & Poorâ€™s 500 index is 15, according to
data from FactSet. Thatâ€™s slightly below the average of 16.2 over the last 15 years and far below the peak of 25 in late 1990s and early 2000s. Underneath the rally, most of the fundamentals of this market remain solid. Corporate profit margins are
near historic highs and profits are expected to keep rising. There are no signs the U.S. economy, which is still recovering from the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession, will slip back into a downturn. All that leaves investors with conflicting feelings. Few see the stock market as attractive as it was at the beginning of the year, but fewer see an alternative where they should put their money. Bonds are down 2.1 percent this year, according to the benchmark Barclays U.S. Aggregate bond index. Cash has a nearzero return in money market funds. Gold has dropped 24 percent. â€œItâ€™s hard to say stocks are expensive when you compare them to any other asset class,â€? says Brian Hogan, director of equities at Fidelity Investments. â€œThe other options are simply not attractive.â€?
Zimmerman charged with assault, battery Neighbor: â€˜Iâ€™m in absolute shockâ€™ APOPKA, Fla. (AP) â€“ George Zimmerman was charged Monday with assault after deputies were called to the home where he lived with his girlfriend, who claimed he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument, authorities said. Zimmerman pushed the woman out of the house and barricaded the door with furniture, Chief Deputy Dennis Lemma said at a news conference hours after the arrest. The girlfriend,
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Noon-5 p.m.: Visit the opening day of The Country Store at Woodlawn Arts Academy. Sponsored by Sterling Federal Bank with supplemental funding provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Noon-7 p.m.: â€œLet the Magic Beginâ€?. Watch area decorators create their holiday designs in our Winter Wonderland sponsored by Arthurâ€™s Garden Deli and the CGH Caring Fund.
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10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Festival Open 10 a.m-7 p.m.: Country Store Open 7-9 p.m.: Holiday Design & Desserts Show with Jim Behrens at Woodlawn Arts Academy. Tickets are $20. Limited space available. Tickets available at HRRV, Behrenâ€™s Blumen Stuff in Rock Falls, and the Dixon and Sauk Valley Chamber of Commerce offices. Come early and shop the Country Store and view the beautifully decorated items on display throughout Woodlawn Arts Academy.
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Samantha Scheibe, provided deputies with a key to the home and they George were able to push the Zimmerman door that had been barricaded. Lemma says Zimmerman was compliant when deputies came to the house. â€œThe easiest way to describe it is rather passive. Heâ€™s had the opportunity to encounter this before,â€? he said. Zimmerman was charged with aggravated
assault with a weapon, battery and criminal mischief. â€œJust when you thought you heard the last of George Zimmerman,â€? said neighbor Catherine Cantrell. She said she had twice seen a man who looked like Zimmerman get out of a truck thatâ€™s been in the driveway for nearly a month. The truck parked there Monday appeared to be the same one that reporters have seen Zimmerman drive previously. â€œIâ€™m in absolute shock. He was never outside. Itâ€™s not like he was out
flaunting around,â€? she said. Cantrell said the woman who lived in the home was very sweet and quiet. Sarah Tyler, 26, also lives across the street from the tan stucco house on a cul-de-sac street of single family homes in Apopka, about 15 miles northwest of Orlando. â€œItâ€™s kind of frightening,â€? she said, adding that she only saw a woman came out of the house. Zimmerman, 30, was acquitted in July of all charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Former NFL QB and current analyst on Fox Sports Donovan McNabb says that Jimmie Johnson doesn’t belong on lists with greatest athletes. “He sits in a car and he drives, that doesn’t take being athletic,” McNabb said.
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Rock Falls’ Bailey Schrader (left) and Dallas Clevenger battle with Newman’s Elexia Sanders for a rebound during Monday’s game in Sterling. The Rockets won 50-25.
DOUBLE TIME Hard-working Rock Falls defense stymies Comets BY BRIAN WEIDMAN email@example.com 800-798-4085, ext. 551
STERLING – Thanks to some suffocating defense, Rock Falls was able to double its pleasure in the season opener against Newman on Monday night. The Rockets amassed 13 steals and caused 23 turnovers on their way to a 50-25 victory over the Comets in a Sauk Valley Shootout contest at Newman. Rock Falls coach Craig Mammosser employed a man-to-man defense for the bulk of the game, and it worked to a tee. “We were trying to run and jump to the next pass, and really rotate defensively,” Mammosser said. “I think we did a very good job of that. We flustered them a little bit – sped them up. You don’t always have to steal the ball. If you speed a team up
Star of the game: Bailey Schrader, Rock Falls, 10 points, 5 rebounds Up next: Stillman Valley at Rock Falls; Newman at Sherrard, 7:30 p.m. today enough, they’re going to throw it away or they’re going to throw it to you.” “We work on defense so much during practice,” added senior guard Kara Nehrkorn, who led her team with four steals. “I Philip Marruffofirstname.lastname@example.org think defense will be the main point of our Rock Falls’ Terrisa Willett grabs a rebound game.” during Monday’s game at Newman High School in Sterling. DOUBLE CONTINUED ON B3
he Bears-Ravens game was different. I’m stating the obvious, but when grading the Bears’ individual performances against the Ravens, it’s critical to consider the extreme weather conditions, miserable playing surface and that both teams had to overcome a 1 hour, 53 minute delay. Marc Trestman and his entire coaching staff get an A, in large part for the way they took advantage of the long delay, refocused their team and brought them back to win a game they almost lost in the first quarter. Trestman is having a really good rookie year. I also want to give an A to the 46 players, for the way they responded to the conditions, the delay and all their injured teammates. This is really important because the individual grades, even allowing for the terrible weather, are a bit below what I was prepared for when I began reviewing the tape. Josh McCown gets a B. He took care of the football and made a few key plays when he had to, most importantly the 43-yard throw to Martellus Bennett in overtime. But he also left more than a few plays on the field, some due to the conditions, but some because he is playing very conservatively and athletically. ARKUSH CONTINUED ON B4
NASCAR | SPRINT CUP
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Johnson belongs in conversation about all-time best drivers BY JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – It took Jimmie Johnson just 13 races into his rookie season with Hendrick Motorsports to prove to his team he was a rare talent. He had just won at Dover for his second victory in 4 weeks and was debriefing with crew chief Chad Knaus when he brought up a sensation he felt in the car that day that he was certain came from wind blowing through a gap in the grandstands. It was remarkable insight, Knaus said, from a driver who understands very little about the setup of a race car.
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“He can feel the car. He can be one with the car,” Knaus said. “I know that sounds foolish, it sounds weird. But, seriously, go to a surfer and ask him about his surfboard. Go to a snowboarder and ask him
about his snowboard. Go to a skier, ask him about his skis. “When they’re able to get in that position, and they feel the car, understand what the car is going to do, it’s pretty amazing. Jimmie can really do that. He feels what’s going on.” Knaus went so far as to claim Johnson does things in the car “most mortals can’t.” His resume supports that claim. Johnson continued his romp through the NASCAR record books Sunday night by winning his sixth championship in 8 years. CHECK CONTINUED ON B2
Chandra Johnson takes photos of her husband, Jimmie Johnson (left) and his crew chief, Chad Knaus, on Saturday after Johnson won his sixth Sprint Cup Series title in 8 years in Homestead, Fla.
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Stillman Valley fullback Zac Hare motors past Winnebago during Saturdayâ€™s 3A quarterfinal game in Stillman Valley. The Cardinals avenged a regular-season loss to the Indians with a 34-20 win. BY DAN WOESSNER DWOESSNER SAUKVALLEYCOM EXT
Here are some numbers that help to explain the quarterfinals of the high school football season.
Thatâ€™s how long the Newman Cometsâ€™ offense had possession of the ball during Saturdayâ€™s 34-33 win over Momence. That included a third quarter in which Momence only had the ball for two offensive snaps. However, one of those snaps for Momence turned into a 59-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Cantwell to Zack Harmann.
Thatâ€™s how many first downs the Newman Comets have through three rounds of the playoffs. They have allowed 28. On Saturday, Newman had 27 first downs compared to Momenceâ€™s 14.
Thatâ€™s how many extra points Momenceâ€™s Joe Salazar made during Saturdayâ€™s game against Newman. Salazar missed a secondquarter attempt wide left after the Redskins scored with 22.1 seconds left in the half. The missed extra point proved pivotal, as the Redskins were forced to go for a 2-point conversion after pulling within a point after a touchdown with 43.4 seconds left in the game.
Thatâ€™s the average point differential for Newman quarterfinal games in the last five seasons, including Saturdayâ€™s one-point win over Momence. In 2009, the Comets lost 21-20 to Stillman Valley in the 3A playoffs. In 2010, they beat Morrison 22-19, which was followed by a 15-12 loss to the Mustangs in 2011. In 2012, Newman beat Wilmington 28-26.
Thatâ€™s how many state titles Mercer County â€“ previously Aledo High School â€“ has after winning last yearâ€™s 2A title. Mercer County is 25-1 in the last two seasons. Newman will host Mercer County at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Roscoe Eades Stadium.
Thatâ€™s how many four-loss teams remain in the playoffs after Saturdayâ€™s quarterfinals. Staunton (8-4) beat Gillespie 30-14 on Saturday in Class 2A. The Bulldogs lost to Gillespie
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With only the mark of seven titles won by Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt ahead of him, Johnson is making a solid case to be considered one of the best to ever climb into a race car. Itâ€™s a debate he wants no part of, shrugging in his champagnesoaked firesuit Sunday night that those conversations can wait until after heâ€™s done racing. There are some who believe Johnson is a product of his environment, and he wins because he drives for mighty Hendrick Motorsports in a car prepared by Knaus, a crew chief so laserfocused on the No. 48 Chevrolet that itâ€™s not always evident if he finds any joy in his job. Thereâ€™s also an argument that Johnsonâ€™s titles stem from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format, which debuted in 2004 as a 10-race playoff. It replaced the decades-old system of crowning a champion based on an entire season, and Johnson reeled off five consecutive titles beginning with Year 3 of the Chase. Indeed, under the old scoring system, Johnson would not have won titles in 2007, 2008 or 2010.
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Thatâ€™s how many points were scored in Greenvilleâ€™s 71-70 win over Mount Carmel High School in Class 3A. Greenville rallied from a 70-49 deficit with 4:23 left in the game. The Comets recovered two onside kicks in that span. Tyler Hutchinson hit Austin Lawrence for the game-winning 2-point conversion with 20 seconds left. Hutchinson completed 43 of 82 pass attempts for 644 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. Mount Carmel quarterback Reece Metcalf competed 22 of 35 passes for 516 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception.
Thatâ€™s the last time that Montini lost to a public school in the playoffs. The Broncos lost 27-6 to Burlington Central in the 4A first round that season. Since then, Montini has won five state championships. Sycamore will get a crack at them on Saturday. The Spartans, who are undefeated, have lost to Montini three times in the last 4 years. In 2009, Montini won 31-17. In 2010, Sycamore fell 28-7, and last year Montini edged the Spartans 24-22.
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Thatâ€™s how many times the Newman Comets have played a quarterfinal playoff game. Newman is 9-4 in those contests. Most of the Cometsâ€™ quarterfinal games have been close, with the average point differential being 8.2 points.
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Jimmie Johnson won his sixth Sprint Cup title this weekend. It puts him one championship behind Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for most all-time. But thatâ€™s not his problem. He raced under the rules at the time, on the same playing field as everyone else on the track â€“ the same as Petty did during his heyday, and Earnhardt during his time. As far as Petty is concerned, the debate is pointless. â€œAll I can say is Earnhardt did his thing in his time against his competition. I did mine against my competition, and heâ€™s doing his thing against his competi-
tion,â€? Petty said. â€œWe didnâ€™t compete with each other. He wasnâ€™t there to race against Richard Petty or Earnhardt, and we didnâ€™t have to race against Jimmie Johnson, either. â€œYou canâ€™t compare. Itâ€™s not apples and apples. Itâ€™s apples and oranges.â€? Petty is right. It is very difficult to compare. But Johnson has very much earned the right to be part of the conversation by winning his six titles faster than Petty and Earnhardt, by becoming the youngest driver at 38 to reach the mark, and by winning 30 more races (he has 66 total Cup wins) than any other driver in the last 11 years. â€œI donâ€™t think he wants to try to prove it to anybody else, he just wants to prove it to himself,â€? team owner Rick Hendrick said. â€œIâ€™ve never seen anyone that works any harder and is any more committed to his physical conditioning, from the way he eats at certain times of the year, when he gets into the Chase, the way he works out. â€œHe doesnâ€™t have to run over people. He doesnâ€™t have to go out and brag about what heâ€™s done. He just shows up, does his job. Sooner or later people have to say, â€˜Youâ€™re the deal.â€™â€?
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Mondayâ€™s results s 7INNEBAGO AT 3T &RANCIS Sauk Valley Shootout s 2OCK &ALLS .EWMAN s 3TERLING 3TILLMAN 6ALLEY
Wednesdayâ€™s games Oregon tournament s ,UTHERAN VS &ULTON s -ENDOTA VS -ILLEDGEVILLE s /REGON VS !MBOY
Three Rivers North Conf. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
Riverdale Amboy &ULTON Morrison 0ROPHETSTOWN "UREAU 6ALLEY %RIE Newman
All 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1
Mondayâ€™s results Princeton tournament s 0UTNAM #OUNTY "UREAU 6ALLEY Ridgewood tournament s 2IVERDALE "USHNELL 0RAIRIE #ITY s 2IDGEWOOD %RIE Sterling Shootout s 2OCK &ALLS .EWMAN
Fridayâ€™s games s 7EST #ARROLL VS !&# s ,ELAND %ARLVILLE VS 3OUTH "ELOIT Saturdayâ€™s games s 7EST #ARROLL VS 3OUTH "ELOIT s !&# VS ,ELAND %ARLVILLE
Thursdayâ€™s games s "UREAU 6ALLEY VS (ENRY s ,A-OILLE VS -IDLAND s 0RINCEOTN VS 3TARK #OUNTY Fridayâ€™s games s 0UTNAM #OUNTY VS (ENRY s 3TREATOR VS "UREAU 6ALLEY s 3TARK #OUNTY VS ,A-OILLE
All 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1
Mondayâ€™s results s 7EST #ARROLL 0OLO Warren tournament s /RANGEVILLE 7ARREN
Saturday, Nov. 23 s TH PLACE s TH PLACE s RD PLACE s #HAMPIONSHIP Ridgewood tournament Mondayâ€™s results s 2IVERDALE "USHNELL 0RAIRIE #ITY s -ONMOUTH 2OSEVILLE 2OCKRIDGE s 2IDGEWOOD %RIE Todayâ€™s games s "USHNELL 0RAIRIE #ITY VS 2OCKRIDGE s 2IDGEWOOD VS 2IVERDALE s %RIE VS -ONMOUTH 2OSEVILLE Wednesdayâ€™s games s 2OCKRIDGE VS 2IVERDALE s "USHNELL 0RAIRIE #ITY VS %RIE s 2IDGEWOOD VS -ONMOUTH 2OSEVILLE
Todayâ€™s games s &ORRESTON AT 2IVER 2IDGE s /RANGEVILLE AT !&# s 0ECATONICA AT -ILLEDGEVILLE s 3OUTH "ELOIT AT !QUIN
Fridayâ€™s games s 2IVERDALE VS -ONMOUTH 2OSEVILLE s 2OCKRIDGE VS %RIE s 2IDGEWOOD VS "USHNELL 0RAIRIE #ITY
Wednesdayâ€™s games Oregon tournament s -ILLEDGEVILLE VS -ENDOTA Warren tournament s $URAND VS 7ARREN s /RANGEVILLE VS 0EARL #ITY
Saturdayâ€™s games s -ONMOUTH 2OSEVILLE VS "USHNELL 0RAIRIE #ITY s 2IDGEWOOD VS 2OCKRIDGE s 2IVERDALE VS %RIE Galva tournament
NUIC West All 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1
Mondayâ€™s results s 7EST #ARROLL 0OLO Warren tournament s 'ALENA 0EARL #ITY s /RANGEVILLE 7ARREN Todayâ€™s games s &ORRESTON AT 22 3- s %ASTLAND AT 7INNEBAGO s %AST $UBUQUE AT ,ENA 7INSLOW Wednesdayâ€™s games Warren tournament s 7ARREN VS $URAND s 0EARL #ITY VS /RANGEVILLE Sauk Valley Shootout Mondayâ€™s results s 3HERRARD $IXON s 2OCK &ALLS .EWMAN s 3TERLING 3TILLMAN 6ALLEY Todayâ€™s games s .EWMAN AT 3HERRARD s 3TERLING AT $IXON s 3TILLMAN 6ALLEY AT 2OCK &ALLS Thursdayâ€™s games s .EWMAN AT 3TILLMAN 6ALLEY s 2OCK &ALLS AT $IXON s 3HERRARD AT 3TERLING Fridayâ€™s games s $IXON VS 3TILLMAN 6ALLEY AT 2OCK &ALLS s 3HERRARD AT 2OCK &ALLS s .EWMAN VS 3TERLING AT 2OCK &ALLS Saturdayâ€™s games s 3TILLMAN 6ALLEY VS 3HERRARD s $IXON VS .EWMAN AT 2OCK &ALLS s 3TERLING AT 2OCK &ALLS Oregon tournament Pool A: &ULTON 2OCKFORD ,UTHERAN 0OLO Pool B: (ALL VS 0ROPHETSTOWN 2OCKFORD #HRISTIAN Pool C: Amboy, Oregon, Ottawa Marquette Pool D: -ENDOTA -ILLEDGEVILLE 0ECATONICA Wednesdayâ€™s games Blackhawk Center s &ULTON VS ,UTHERAN s /REGON VS !MBOY Oregon High School s (ALL VS 0ROPHETSTOWN s -ENDOTA VS -ILLEDGEVILLE Thursdayâ€™s games Blackhawk Center s ,UTHERAN VS 0OLO s !MBOY VS /TTAWA -ARQUETTE Oregon High School s 0ROPHETSTOWN VS 2OCKFORD #HRISTIAN s -ILLEDGEVILLE VS 0ECATONICA Fridayâ€™s games Blackhawk Center s 0OLO VS &ULTON s /REGON VS /TTAWA -ARQUETTE
AFC tournament Thursdayâ€™s games s !&# VS 3OUTH "ELOIT s 7EST #ARROLL VS ,ELAND %ARLVILLE
Todayâ€™s games s 3TREATOR VS 0UTNAM #OUNTY s -IDLAND VS 3TARK #OUNTY s ,A-OILLE VS 0RINCETON
Conf. Galena 0-0 7EST #ARROLL 0-0 %AST $UBUQUE 0-0 %ASTLAND 0-0 ,ENA 7INSLOW 0-0 2IVER 2IDGE 3CALES -OUND 0-0 3TOCKTON 0-0 Pearl City 0-0 7ARREN 0-0
Oregon High School s 2OCKFORD #HRISTIAN VS (ALL s -ENDOTA VS 0ECATONICA
Mondayâ€™s results s (ENRY 3TREATOR s 0UTNAM #OUNTY "UREAU 6ALLEY s -IDLAND 0RINCETON
Wednesdayâ€™s games Galva tournament s -ORRISON VS 'ALVA Oregon tournament s &ULTON VS ,UTHERAN s 0ROPEHTSTOWN VS (ALL s !MBOY VS /REGON Ridgewood tournament s 2IVERDALE VS 2OCKRIDGE s %RIE VS "USHNELL 0RAIRIE #ITY
Conf. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
Newmanâ€™s Aubree Schmitt splits the defense of two Rock Falls defenders during Mondayâ€™s game in Sterling. The Comets fell to the Rockets 50-25 in the first night of action for the Sauk Valley Shootout.
Princeton tournament Blue Pool: 0RINCETON 3TARK #OUNTY Midland, LaMoille White Pool: 0UTNAM #OUNTY (ENRY 3ENACHWINE "UREAU 6ALLEY 3TREATOR
Todayâ€™s games Galva tournament s -ORRISON VS -ONMOUTH 5NITED Ridgewood tournament s 2IVERDALE VS 2IDGEWOOD s %RIE VS -ONMOUTH 2OSEVILLE Sterling Shootout s .EWMAN AT 3HERRARD
Orangeville Aquin !SHTON &RANKLIN #ENTER Dakota Durand &ORRESTON Milledgeville 0ECATONICA 3OUTH "ELOIT Polo
Saturdayâ€™s games s 0OOL ! RD VS 0OOL "