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Brutally cold temperatures will continue today By DEBBIE BEHRENDS

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dbehrends@shawmedia.com Conditions are expected to improve slightly, but several school districts made the decision Monday afternoon that they would remain closed today. DeKalb District 428 Superintendent Jim Briscoe said the decision was based on more than just the temperatures, which are the coldest the area has seen since 1996. “About 25 percent of our buses are not turning over right now,” Briscoe said Monday afternoon. He said district schools in more rural areas, such as Malta, Brooks and Cortland, have issues with blowing snow. “The crews out plowing are having a difficult time keeping up with the drifting snow at those schools,” Briscoe said. Sycamore and Genoa-Kingston

• Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich, will be closed. • DeKalb city buildings will be closed. • Sycamore Park District buildings will be closed. • Sycamore Child Care will be closed. • Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Club meeting is canceled. • The Genoa City Council meeting is canceled. • The Kishwaukee Family YMCA will have regular facility hours at the school superintendents made the decision, early Monday afternoon to close today as well. Briscoe expects area schools to be open Wednesday. “I’ve assured parents we should be

facility on Bethany Road. The Barb City Y Branch at Huntley Middle School will be closed today. A limited number of programs will be offered this morning including the “No School. No Problem” program for working parents. • Bettie Bootcamp for DeKalb County’s roller derby team, Barbed Wire Betties, is canceled. For more cancellation information, see Daily-Chronicle.com. back in school on Wednesday, and I expect to see students with smiles on their faces,” Briscoe said.

How has the polar vortex affected your life most? Vote online at Daily-Chronicle.com. orologist Gilbert Sebenste said things will start to improve. By today, Sebenste said winds would diminish a bit. Instead of 20 mph to 30 mph winds, he said they should diminish to between 12 mph to 22 mph. Sebenste expects temperatures to reach minus 3 today. He said DeKalb County roads still would be bad, but drifting should continue to diminish through out the day. “As the week progresses, it will get warmer as the Arctic high pressure moves to the east and temperatures should climb to about 32 [degrees] on Friday,” Sebenste said.

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DeKALB – The public is invited to provide input on the next executive director of the DeKalb Park District at a public forum scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday in the Terrace Room at Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road. Anyone unable to attend is invited to visit the district’s website, DeKalbParkDistrict.com, and provide feedback. Park board member Per Faivre said he hopes residents will get involved in the process. “We would love to have people show up and tell us what qualities they would like to see in the next director,” Faivre said. “The more input we can get, the better we can serve the public.” The questionnaire on website includes four points: • What do you consider to be the two or three most significant strengths of the DeKalb Park District? • What do you consider to be the two or three most important issues or concerns facing the DeKalb Park District? • Please share two or three characteristics which you would like to see in the new executive director.

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Public forum The DeKalb Park District and its executive director search firm will conduct a forum for public input on the next director. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Terrace Room at Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road. Residents unable to attend can find a brief questionnaire online at dekalbparkdistrict.com.

Unemployment bill in Senate postponed until today By DAVID ESPO The Associated Press WASHINGTON – The Senate plunged into an election-year session Monday that promises to be long on political maneuvering and less so on accomplishment, beginning with a slow-motion struggle over legislation to renew lapsed jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. “I’m optimistic, cautiously optimistic, that the new year will bring a renewed spirit of cooperation to this chamber,” said Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in the first remarks of the year on the Senate floor. Within moments, he pivoted, accusing Republicans of “never ending

obstruction” to President Barack Obama’s proposals over the past five years. A test vote on the unemployment bill – the year’s first showdown – was postponed at the last minute until this morning at the behest of Republicans, who noted more than a dozen lawmakers had been unable to return to Washington because of bad weather. Even then the rhetoric was heated. “It’s transparent this is a political exercise,” said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, moments before Reid agreed to the delay. Democratic supporters of the three-month extension of jobless benefits said they were close to the

60 votes needed to advance the White House-backed bill. Their chances hinged on securing backing from at least four Republicans in addition to Sen. Dean Heller of high-unemployment Nevada, a co-sponsor. The bill would restore between 14 weeks and 47 weeks of benefits to an estimated 1.3 million long-term jobless affected when the program expired on Dec. 28. Payments, which average about $256 weekly, will be cut off to thousands more in the coming weeks as their initial 28 weeks’ worth of unemployment benefits expire. The bill is the first on the Senate’s agenda for the year and part of a heaping portion of leftovers from 2013.

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Cheney drops bid to unseat Enzi The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Liz Cheney’s sudden exit from her Wyoming Senate race brought a surprise end to a high-profile campaign that touched off a bitter fight within the Republican Party as well as a public spat with her lesbian sister over gay marriage. The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney cited unspecified “serious health issues” in her family rather than her uphill race to unseat three-term GOP Sen. Mike Enzi in her announcement on Monday. “My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign and they will always be my overriding priority,” she said in a statement. One of Cheney’s daughters has Type 1 diabetes. Cheney, who moved with her husband and five children from Virginia to Wyoming to run for the seat, offered voters a familiar name – her father served as the state’s congressman for 10 years – but faced solid opposition from mainstream Republicans who rallied around Enzi as

he fought off her challenge from within the GOP. The 47-year-old Cheney – a former State Department official, founder of a Washington nonprofit organization and onetime Fox News contributor – cast herself as an outsider and the 69-yearold Enzi as a lawmaker co-opted by his years in Washington. Her campaign, however, failed to attract the backing of the major outside conservative groups such as the Senate ConLiz Cheney servatives Fund and Club for Growth that have endorsed challengers from the right in some other Republican primaries. So a clash between tea party activists and establishment Republicans never materialized against the conservative and popular Enzi. He had served as Gillette, Wyo., mayor for seven years and a state legislator for 10 before his election to the U.S. Senate, and he cruised to re-election with 76 percent of the vote in 2008.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee and Wyoming’s other senator, John Barrasso, had loudly proclaimed their support for Enzi, and GOP senators from other states also stood behind their colleague. Although Cheney’s fundraising has been robust, polls showed her trailing by double digits. In November, Cheney said she opposed gay marriage, sparking a public feud with her sister, Mary, who is a lesbian and married to a longtime companion, Heather Poe. Mary Cheney wrote on Facebook: “’Liz – this isn’t just an issue on which we disagree, you’re just wrong – and on the wrong side of history.” Poe went farther. She wrote that Liz Cheney had always supported the lesbian couple and their two children, and “to have her say she doesn’t support our right to marry is offensive.” The high-profile dispute led Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, to weigh in, saying their daughters loved each other, but “Liz has always believed in the traditional definition of marriage.”

Senate confirms Yellen to chair Federal Reserve By ALAN FRAM The Associated Press WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen on Monday as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, elevating an advocate of fighting unemployment and a backer of the central bank’s efforts to spur the economy with low interest rates and massive bond purchases. Yellen, 67, will replace Ben Bernanke, who is stepping down after serving as chairman for eight years dominated

by the Great Recession and the Fed’s efforts to combat it. Senators confirmed her by 56-26, with numerous absences caused by airline flight delays forced by arctic temperaJanet Yellen tures around much of the country. All 45 voting Democrats were joined by 11 Republicans in supporting Yellen, while 26 Republicans voted “no.” Vice chair of the Fed since 2010, Yellen begins her four-year term as lead-

er of the century-old bank on Feb. 1. With the economy rebounding from the depths of the recession but only modestly so far, many economists expect her to focus on how to nurture growth without putting it into overdrive, which could risk fueling inflation. “The big debate will be when the Fed should tighten and how much, rather than when to step on the gas pedal and how hard,” predicted Bill Cheney, chief economist for John Hancock Financial Services, who envisions a growing economy this year.

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Rodman, former NBA stars arrive in N. Korea By ERIC TALMADGE The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea – Dennis Rodman said Monday that a game he and other former National Basketball Association players are planning in North Korea will be a “birthday present” for one of their most unlikely fans: leader Kim Jong Un. Rodman’s squad – featuring ex-All Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson and Vin Baker – will play against a team of North Koreans on Wednesday, which is believed to be Kim’s birthday. The former NBA players, who arrived Monday in Pyongyang, also include Eric “Sleepy” Floyd, guard Doug Christie and Charles D. Smith, who played for the New York Knicks. Four streetballers are also on the squad. Rodman told The Associated Press he was glad to be in North Korea for the game, though he said he has gotten death threats for his repeated visits. He said proceeds from the game would go to a charity for the deaf in North Korea. “The marshal is actually trying to change this country in a great way,” Rodman said of Kim, using the leader’s official title. “I think that people thought that this was a joke, and Dennis Rodman is just doing this because fame and fortune.” Instead, he said, he sees the game

as a “birthday present” for Kim and his country. “Just to even have us here, it’s an awesome feeling. I want these guys here to show the world, and speak about North Korea in a great light,” he said. “I hope people will have a different view about North Korea.” The game will be another milestone in Rodman’s surprising relationship with Kim, who rarely meets with foreigners and about whom very little is known outside of North Korea. Rodman is the highest-profile American to meet Kim since the leader inherited power after his father, Kim Jong Il, died in late 2011. Rodman traveled to North Korea for the first time in February with the Harlem Globetrotters for an HBO series. After spending time together, Rodman called Kim a “friend for life” and came back just before Christmas to hold tryouts for the North Korean basketball team, although he did not meet with Kim then. Rodman has been given the red-carpet treatment on each of his trips, but visiting North Korea for any high-profile American is a political minefield. To keep the game itself friendly, the two sides will only play against each other in the first half, and then mix together in the second.

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Local veterinarian says watch pets’ ears, paws By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI jduchnowski@shawmedia.com

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Sycamore resident Sara Jennings shows her 3-year-old son, Cohen, how to paint Monday at home. Schools were closed because of the cold weather.

GETTING A BONUS DAY Residents entertain children on extended winter break By ANDREA AZZO aazzo@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – Monday was craft day for Sycamore resident Sara Jennings’ two children. Liliana, 7, and Cohen, 3, spent the day at home rather than being in school because of Monday’s frigid temperatures. Jennings said she wanted to find a creative way for her children to spend their time on the day they were supposed to be back in school after winter break. “We’re always trying to do something creative,” Jennings said. “They can be a little more creative doing crafts.” The children painted at the designated craft table and played with building blocks and stuffed animals while drinking hot chocolate and eating a cup of marshmallows. Liliana painted a picture of the sun and Earth and drew a picture of something she called “a roller coaster stair rainbow,” her favorite creation of the day. Jennings called Liliana a creative child who even created her own game called “blodgeball,” which the family plays using a ball and their netted trampoline with a 5-foot diameter. The game has two versions: one requires one player to lay inside the trampoline on their back while the other player throws the ball inside, trying to score by having the ball touch the bottom of the trampoline.

Carlos Dominguez Veterinarian at Bethany Animal Hospital

Putting Vaseline on the tips of the pet’s ears can help protect them from the wind. “In some of the little dogs, especially the little dogs that have short fur, we recommend the sweater and the booties,” Dominguez said. Dominguez monitors his cavalier King Charles spaniel constantly when temperatures get below 15 degrees. “When it’s really that cold, she gets so cold she just stops and I have to pick her up,” Dominguez said. For pets that cannot be brought inside, owners should make sure the pets have plenty of access to water that isn’t frozen, as well as shelter to protect them from wind and moisture, Dominguez said. “It all depends on the dog,” Dominguez said, “and whether they can tolerate it or not.” • Daily Chronicle reporter Andrea Azzo contributed to this report.

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Liliana Jennings, 7, of Sycamore mixes different paints Monday during her family’s craft day. The other has both players outside of the trampoline with one trying to throw the ball inside the trampoline while the other bats it away with their arm. “She’s really good at inventing new ways of using toys or crafts,” Jennings said. Other families were out grocery shopping Monday at Hy-Vee with their children. DeKalb resident Erin Surwillo was shopping with her 4-year-old daughter, who attends day care. Surwillo decided to not take her daughter to day care because she wasn’t working at her regular job at Northern Illinois University. “I figured if I’m going to be home, might as well make her stay,” she said. Sycamore resident Mike Wakeland took his son,

More online Go to Daily-Chronicle.com to view of video of Sycamore resident Sara Jennings using craft time indoors during severe weather.

7-year-old Liam, with him and his wife to Hy-Vee on a family excursion which included doctor’s appointments. The Wakelands said Liam would play with his building blocks and that the family would have soup for dinner when they got home. “It’s a good chance to spend family time together and sit in front of a fire,” Wakeland said. Wakeland said he didn’t mind having Liam at home because it was safer than going outside and risking a bus

breaking down in the cold weather. “Just going from the [HyVee] parking lot to here was good enough,” he said. Adam MacNeille, of DeKalb, didn’t wait until Monday to entertain his family. After hosting his brother and his brother’s girlfriend for dinner Sunday, they tried to emulate a video they saw on YouTube in which people in Canada filled a large water gun with boiling water and watched the hot water evaporate when sprayed into minus 41 degree air. They couldn’t get it to work so well with water guns, but tried it a few different ways with larger containers. “We found the hotter we got the water, the less it wouldn’t freeze,” MacNeille said. “The kids were loving it.”

Local farm show to focus on technology By DOUG OLESON

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doleson@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Drones and agriculture are not things you normally think go together. That pairing is the topic of one of many sessions awaiting those who attend the 32nd annual Northern Illinois Farm Show, which will be held Wednesday and Thursday at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb. Although the basic format of the show is the same as past years, farm show director Amy LaTessa said there are a few differences. “There are some new sessions, and the [start and end times] are different,” she said. “Plus, we are extending the private pesticide testing for both days instead of just one, because it’s been so popular.” Admission to the show, hosted by IDEAg Group LLC and local ag-related groups,

Kelsey Renner’s pitbull, Brandi, prefers to be an outside dog. She typically sleeps in the garage and gets the occasional walk, but Renner brought her inside and cut back on the walks recently when the weather got dangerously cold. Brandi won’t be spending significant time outside until the snow dissipates. “On Facebook, I saw that after five minutes, dogs can get frostbite,” said Renner, of Sycamore. “We shoveled off the driveway to give her more area so it’s not covered with ice.” This approach aligns with what one local veterinarian suggests for pets large and small. Carlos Dominguez, a veterinarian at Bethany Animal Hospital in Sycamore, s u g g e s t s b r i n g i n g c o mpanion animals inside and watching them closely for signs of frostbite. “Typically, if the weather gets to be this cold, when you are uncomfortable even when you are properly dressed, your animals are going to feel the same way,” Dominguez said. The tips of ears and the pads of the feet will be most susceptible to frostbite, with both tending to look crusty if they are suffering from mild frostbite, Dominguez said. They will get hard and darker in color if the frostbite is serious enough to warrant consulting a veterinarian.

“Typically, if the weather gets to be this cold, when you are uncomfortable even when you are properly dressed, your animals are going to feel the same way.”

What: Northern Illinois Farm Show When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday Where: Northern Illinois University Convocation Center Cost: Admission is free; parking is $5. For information: www.IDEAgGroup.com.

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Mike Grime, of Unverferth Manufacturing, wipes down a Top Air sprayer in his display Jan. 8, 2013, at the Convocation Center in DeKalb for the Northern Illinois Farm Show. is free, but parking is $5. “January and February are really good for farm shows, because farmers can’t really do a lot in the fields,” IDEAg marketing director Samantha Kaplan said. “It’s a good time to look at new equipment and make plans.” In the past, LaTessa said

as many as 8,000 people have attended the farm show, which is billed as “the essential ag event in the Midwest,” although she noted attendance does depend on the weather. Most attendees are from northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and eastern Iowa. Wednesday’s sessions in-

clude “Marketing Outlook: How Will Planted Acres Shift in 2014?” at 9 a.m.; “Ag Technology: From Drones to Phones and Other Neat Stuff” at 11 a.m.; “Soil Health and Northern Illinois Cover Crop Panel Discussion” at 1 p.m.; and “Weather Forecasting” at 2:30 p.m. On Thursday, “Biodiesel: America’s Advanced Biofuel” will be presented at 10 a.m. and pesticide applicator license testing will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

• Please share any additional thoughts. Assistant Director Lisa Small has served as interim director since the resignation of Cindy Capek in June. In November, the board engaged the search firm of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates to find a new director. Three firms were inter-

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8OBITUARIES SHARON ANN BEROTT Sharon Ann Berott, 63, of Genoa, Ill., died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Arrangements are pending at Slater-Butala Funeral Home of Genoa. For information or to sign the online guest book, visit www. ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-784-5191. Visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

DAVID R. BUSH Born: April 4, 1918, in DeKalb, Ill. Died: Jan. 5, 2014, in Sycamore, Ill. DeKALB – David R. Bush, 95, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away peacefully with his family by his side Jan. 5, 2014, at Lincolnshire Place, Sycamore. He was a resident there since suffering a stroke he in May 2011. Born April 4, 1918, in DeKalb, to Clarence and Cora (Martin) Bush, Dave married Anna Margaret (Cook) on May 4, 1945, in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Dave obtained his realtor’s license in 1951, was a founding member of the DeKalb County Board of Realtors, and the owner of Dave Bush Real Estate. He was a graduate of DeKalb Township High School class of 1936, an 85-year member of First Congregational Church of DeKalb, a member of DeKalb County Shrine Club and a life member of DeKalb Elks Club. The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff at Lincolnshire Place for their professional care and devotion. Since the passing of his wife, Margaret in 2003, Dave especially enjoyed his morning coffee group at The Junction, the Saturday lunch bunch at the Knights of Columbus and weekly visits from fellow classmate, John Nolan. Dave is survived by daughters, Anne (Chuck) Quinlan and Sharon (Jim) Rhoades, both of DeKalb; grandchildren, Tim (Beth) Quinlan of DeKalb, Lisa (Kevin) Brown of Elburn, Kristina (Ryan) Walter of Sugar Grove and Melissa (Zach) Beck of DeKalb; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Everly Quinlan, Audra, Brooklyn and Brady Brown, Andrew, Ethan and Lauren Walter, and Lily, Gabrielle and Madelyn Beck; and special friend, Eldina Oberg. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Margaret, in December 2003. Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday, Jan. 8, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in DeKalb with Pastor Joseph Gastiger officiating. The visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, with a Masonic service at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon will follow the funeral service at the church. A private burial will be held at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. Memorials can be made to the family in care of Ronan-MooreFinch Funeral Home to be established at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115. To send an online condolence, visit www.RonanMooreFinch.com; 815758-3841. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

ERNEST E. KASTLER Born: Jan. 16, 1924, Leland, Ill. Died: Jan. 3, 2014, DeKalb, Ill. WATERMAN – Ernest Edward Kastler, 89, of Waterman, Ill., passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb. Born Jan. 16, 1924, in Leland, the son of Raymond M. and Myrtle (Sawyer) Kastler, Ernie married Wilma M. Kahle on Sept. 27, 1947, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Hinckley, where he was an active member, serving in many capacities. Ernie was a 1942 graduate of Somonauk High School, where he was class president. He was employed by DeKalb Agricultural Association for more than 35 years, working in the poultry and corn divisions. In retirement, Ernie served as a detasseling inspector. His hobbies were woodworking, reading and gardening, especially flowers, and playing bridge.

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He is survived by his wife, Wilma; daughters, Debra (Chuck) Leingang of St. Charles and Sue (Randy) Worden of Sycamore; and two granddaughters, Kelsey and Kahlee Leingang. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon; and two brothers, LeRoy (Gulborg) Kastler in 2011 and Ralph in infancy. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 12760 Lee Road, Hinckley, with the Rev. Chris Navurskis officiating. Burial will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hinckley. The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Ernest E. Kastler Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

RODNEY JAMES ‘BING’ LATIMER Born: Oct. 26, 1917, in Beloit, Wis. Died: Jan. 5, 2014, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Rodney James “Bing” Latimer, 96, of DeKalb, Ill., died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb. He was born Oct. 26, 1917, in Beloit, Wis., the son of Ray and Frances (Fuller) Latimer. He graduated from DeKalb High School and attended the University of Wyoming where he studied architectural engineering. He was a World War II veteran, who enlisted after Pearl Harbor and served four years in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer and a deep sea diver. Upon returning from the service, Mr. Latimer worked as a carpenter foreman on many commercial, industrial and residential buildings in the DeKalb County area. He also personally designed and built two homes and an apartment complex. He later retired from Northern Illinois University in 1980 where he worked in the physical plant for 18 years. He was the first World War II Commander and life member of the VFW 2287 and a lifetime member of the DeKalb Elks Lodge 765. Mr. Latimer had a collection of more than 400 Bing Crosby records plus several books and memorabilia. He became interested in the early 1930s when records were 35 cents and collected them over the years. He was given the nickname “Bing” when he sang with local groups like Dee Palmer and Harry Condon. He also was a songwriter and recorded several songs. He loved to sing and continued to sing with the Oak Crest Boys most Saturdays until a few weeks before his death. He also performed at his 95th birthday party. In 2011, he was a participant in Honor Flight Chicago, an organization that recognizes Chicagoland’s World War II veterans by flying them all-expense-paid to Washington D.C. for a day of honor, remembrance and celebration. He and his daughter made the one day trip together. He is survived by his daughter, Colette Latimer Rinn and son-in-law, James Edward Rinn of Western Springs; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen (Thurm) Latimer; brother, Colonel Raymond Latimer; and sister, Ruth Latimer Hovet. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at RonanMoore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 11, at Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home with Pastor Joseph Gastiger officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb, immediately after the service with full Military Honor Guard by DeKalb’s American Legion, VFW and AmVets. Donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at www. michaeljfox.org or through RonanMoore-Finch Funeral Home. Arrangements were entrusted to

Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St. DeKalb, IL, 60115. To send an online condolence, visit www.ronanmoorefinch.com; 815758-3841. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

JOHN C. MEIER Born: May 9, 1955, in DeKalb, Ill. Died: Jan. 3, 2014, in DeKalb SYCAMORE – John Christopher Meier, 58, of Sycamore, Ill., passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb. Born on May 9, 1955 in DeKalb, to parents, Henry M. and Irene R. (Nehring) Meier. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sycamore John married his high school sweetheart, Diane E. Dill, in 1976, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sycamore. They were together for 43 years and raised five children. John grew up in DeKalb and graduated in 1973 from DeKalb High School. After graduation he attended Kishwaukee College studying drafting, tool and die. He worked at Nehring Electrical Works, and then became a union carpenter working for Jim Ward Construction in 1978. He branched out to start his own construction company, Meier Construction, in 1981. He was a man of great talent with woodworking and building skills. John was a true outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish, and camp. He grew up showing quarter horses and renewed his passion for this later in life. He was a sharp shooter and enjoyed being in the leagues at Sycamore Sportsmen Club. John is survived by his wife, Diane; four children, Jennifer (Adam) Lowry of Woodstock, Ga., Katie Meier of Broomfield, Colo., Alyssa (Kyle) Colness of Hinckley and Andrew Meier of Sycamore; four grandchildren, Noah, Marlie, Lane, Luke, and another due to be born in July; six siblings, Robert Meier, Elizabeth Carney (Harold) Goeking, Paul (Jean) Meier, Sarah (Steve) Douglas and Martha Meier (Lisa Lovelace) and Rita Massier; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved son, John Daniel Meier, who passed away in 2006. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John, 2655 Brickville Road, Sycamore, with the Rev. Robert W. Weinhold officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the John C. Meier Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

BONNIE MAE (WARNER) MINNIHAN Born: Aug. 1, 1934, in Sycamore, Ill. Died: Jan. 3, 2014, in Titusville, Fla. TITUSVILLE, Fla. – Bonnie M. Minnihan, 79, of Titusville, Fla., passed away Jan. 3, 2014. Bonnie was born Aug. 1,1934, in Sycamore, to Mose and Ida Warner. She was a graduate of Sycamore High School in 1952. Bonnie is survived by her husband of 60 years, Charles “Chuck” Minnihan, son, Randy Minnihan, and daughter, Linda (Tony) Rollins, all of Titusville; brothers, Danny Warner of Riceville, Iowa, and Michael (Dori) Warner of Glen Ellyn; brother-in-law, Elmer Troutman of Sycamore; sisters-in-law, Margaret Swanson and Mary Chapman, both of DeKalb; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Bonnie was preceded in death by her sister, Janet Troutman. The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 7, at North Brevard Funeral Home in Titusville. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

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CHICAGO – A federal judge has ruled that Chicago’s ban on the sale of firearms is unconstitutional. Judge Edmond E. Chang issued his ruling Monday in a lawsuit by the Illinois Association of Firearms Retailers and three Chicago residents. Chang noted Chicago’s ban not only covers federally licensed firearms dealers, but also gifts among family members, all in the name of reducing gun violence. Chang said a fundamental duty of government is to protect its citizens. However, he said it’s also obligated to protect fundamental rights named in the Constitution, including the right to keep and

14 commuters hurt when train hits post in Chicago CHICAGO – Fourteen passengers were injured Monday when a commuter train hit a “bumping post” at a downtown Chicago station, the second such accident of the day, rail officials said. It was not immediately clear whether the train slid or if there was a mechanical or braking problem, but all trains were subsequently ordered to enter downtown stations at “walking speed” to prevent further incidents, said Michael Gillis, spokesman for the Metra commuter rail agency. The accident happened about 8:45 a.m. as the Rock Island District Line train from

Joliet reached the end of the platform at the LaSalle Street station with 175 passengers aboard. Six passengers were taken to hospitals with minor injuries, and the others refused treatment, he said.

National Guard helps stranded motorists in Ill. SPRINGFIELD – Members of Illinois National Guard helped state police remove stranded vehicles from two central Illinois interstates after drivers were stuck on snowy roads for up to nine hours. The Illinois National Guard said two guard soldiers – one from Decatur and one from Mattoon – were activated to help police, while another 13 were placed on standby Monday. – Wire reports

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 Roshanda C. Allen, 23, of the 800 block of Crane Drive, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, Dec. 22, with theft under $500. Daryan L. Ross, 24, of the 800 block of Edgebrook Drive, DeKalb, was charged Friday, Dec. 20 with retail theft. Dominique M. Brooks, 28, of the 800 block of Edgebrook Drive, DeKalb, was charged Friday, Dec. 20 with trespass to land. View a complete list of Daily Chronicle obituaries by clicking on the calendar dates

Jeramie M. Coleman, 26, of the 700 block of Delius Street, Aurora, was charged Friday, Dec. 20 with trespass to land. Demetrius M. Hall, 23, of the 1100 block of Varsity Boulevard, DeKalb, was charged Friday, Dec. 20 with trespass to land. Ravon T. Poe, 22, of the 800 block of Pappas Drive, DeKalb, was arrested Friday, Dec. 20 on an in-state warrant. Everette JT Young, 23, of the 800 block of Edgebrook Drive, DeKalb, was arrested Friday, Dec. 20 for an in-state warrant. Lakeisha M. Winters, 22, of the 800 block of West Hillcrest Drive, DeKalb, was arrested Friday, Dec. 20 on an in-state warrant. Kayla K. Borchart, 25, of the 100 block of Deercreek Drive, Genoa, was arrested Friday,

Dec. 20 on an in-state warrant. Ibrahim O. Adelekan, 27, of the 500 block of Normal Road, DeKalb, was charged Saturday, Dec. 21 with possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana. Jayln D. Holcomb, 18, of the 900 block of Crane Drive, DeKalb, was arrested Monday, Dec. 23 on an in-state warrant. Ray L. Cuevas, 24, of the 1400 block of Clark Street, DeKalb, was charged Monday, Dec. 23 with possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ryan P. John, 21, of the 1900 block of Montclair Drive, Naperville, was charged Monday, Dec. 23 with possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Authorities respond Because of frigid temperatures, Hope Haven, DeKalb County’s homeless shelter, served about 100 people Sunday night as leaders there suspended residency and capacity rules. The emergency shelter has 30 beds for men and 24 beds for women and children. “At this point, even though we’re at capacity, if someone comes to our door, and they’re not from DeKalb County, we’d take them in because they’d be risking their lives,” Executive Director Lesly Wicks said. Typically, those staying in the emergency shelter are required to leave during the day to go to work or to search for work, but shelter leaders are allowing them to stay all day as long as the extremely cold temperatures last. Early Monday, Gov. Pat Quinn issued a disaster declaration and activated the Illinois National Guard. DeKalb County road crews still are plowing, according to County Engineer Nathan Schwartz. The subzero temperatures and wind chills made salting ineffective. The area

in the county south of Route 30 had it the worst. No matter how the sky looks, DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott warned it’s still dangerous to be outside for any length of time. “I would advise people to stay home unless there’s a real need,” Scott said. “Have a full tank of gas, blankets in the car, dress in layers, keep your cellphone charged and stay on the main highways.” Scott said one squad car hit a snowdrift and ran into a guardrail Sunday night, but no injuries were reported. Meanwhile, DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery said his officers were facing calls that are normal during extreme weather. His department received several calls reporting prowlers that turned out to be houses creaking from the dramatic temperature changes, he said. Sycamore Police Chief Don Thomas said while on patrol, that city’s officers are particularly on the lookout for stranded motorists and people walking. “If we see anyone walking, we stop to check on them,” Thomas said. He also urged anyone with a snow-covered vehicle on the street to move it. Starting today, the city will begin towing vehicles at the owner’s expense. As of Monday afternoon, Kishwaukee Hospital’s emergency department had seen only one patient requiring treatment for weather-related symptoms, said Kishwaukee Hospital mar-

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keting and public relations manager Theresa Komitas. Sycamore Fire Chief Pete Polarek said staffing had been adjusted in his department because of the extreme weather to keep everyone safe. “Even on simple calls, we are bringing more staff so we can limit the exposure of the patient from their door to the ambulance,” Polarek said. He explained that sometimes the additional personnel are valuable in clearing snow from driveways and walkways. “Everything in this weather is twice as hard to handle,” Polarek said.

With dangerously cold windchills, the best advice offered by medical personnel is to stay indoors, according to Kristen Tindall, clinical lead nurse in the Kishwaukee Hospital emergency department. “If you must go out, limit the amount of time you are out,” Tindall said. “Frostbite can occur in as little as 5 minutes.” She offered some recommendations for those who need to venture outdoors: • Dress appropriately with

Warming centers available Lowery said no one had taken advantage of the city’s warming center by Monday afternoon, but he urged anyone needing assistance to call 815-748-8400. He also asked any churches or other community organizations willing to serve as a warming center to call the same number so the police department can compile a list. In Sycamore, Thomas said the police department offices at 535 DeKalb Ave. are available as a warming center. In addition, Heritage Woods of DeKalb, 2626 N. Annie Glidden Road, will be a warming center for any senior citizens who need to get warm during this cold weather. They will offer three hot meals, hot drinks and activities through Wednesday.

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Monsanto Company employees DeKalb Chamber to salute successes volunteer to feed the hungry The food insecurity rate in rural America is higher than the national average. More than 3 million rural households don’t always know where their next meal will come from. Monsanto Company is committed to combating hunger in rural America, so in November, hundreds of Monsanto employees helped raise awareness of food insecurity by participating in the company’s second annual Rural Hunger Volunteer Month. “Food insecurity is a reality for many people in this country, even for families in the farming communities where much of the world’s food supply is raised,” Brenda Cockrell, Monsanto’s global volunteer program manager,

said in a news release. “To get food on the tables of those who need it most, collaboration and willing volunteers are essential. That’s why Monsanto is supporting Rural Hunger Volunteer Month.” Nearly 1,000 Monsanto employees volunteered more than 3,800 hours in 96 communities in 2012. Employees from 80 locations across the U.S., including Waterman, volunteered at local food banks in 2013 to address the needs of the hungry as winter approaches. The Monsanto Waterman location sent more than 50 volunteers to the Feed My Starving Children mobile pack event in Sycamore in November, assembling healthy food packs for hun-

gry children in countries outside of the U.S. Volunteers from the site also have worked delivering meals for the local Meals on Wheels. The site also held a food drive in November and donated all the food collected to Feed’em Soup Community Project. “Monsanto’s commitment to the community is demonstrated by the actions of the Waterman sites,” community outreach lead Dusty Alderks said in the release. “Our volunteers take pride in giving back to our community. Several of us come from small towns in the surrounding area. We have recognized how effective we can be when we join together, allowing us to be very successful in all of our outreach endeavors.”

Coat drive helps Sycamore stay warm Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists held a community drive over the holidays to collect needed winter coats, hats, mittens and gloves for Sycamore United Methodist Church Coat Ministry. More than 30 coats and numerous hats, gloves, scarves, and some boots were recently delivered. “We are so grateful for these donations,” ministry co-chairwoman Mary Ann Warman said in a news release. “With it being so cold early in the season, the need for warm coats and winter gear has increased. Now, we are able to help more people stay warm throughout the winter season.” “Northern Rehab strongly believes in supporting our community. It is our pleasure to give back to our community and assist those in our neighborhoods to stay warm and dry this winter,” Deb Loitz, director of community relations at Northern Rehab, said in the release. The Coat Ministry is open from noon

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to 4 p.m. every Monday, during food pantry hours at the church, 160 Johnson Ave. in Sycamore. The pantry is open

8BRIEFS Retirement open house set for Karen Hagen A retirement open house is planned for Karen Hagen, executive director of KishHealth System Hospice, to celebrate 30 years of service. The event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at KishHealth System Hospice, 2727 Sycamore Road. Attendees are encouraged to bring any written thoughts, memories and messages of gratitude to add to a memory book. For more information, call 815756-3000.

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Oil changes support Feed’em Soup Each month, participating NAPA AutoCare Centers donate $1 from every oil change to

until 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. For information, visit www. sycamoreumc.org or call 815-895-9113.

of the past year

As we look forward to the excitement of what the New Year brings – resolutions, goals, challenges, etc. – it’s great to also look back and appreciate those that have had a great 2013. Each year the DeKalb Chamber holds an Annual Celebration Dinner to acknowledge the successes of the past year while looking ahead to what the new year might have in store. The upcoming event will include the announcement of Ambassador of the Year, new board officers, 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees and the 2013 Business of the Year. Recognizing those who have laid the groundwork for a successful business climate and Chamber of Commerce in DeKalb over the years is always important. This year the 2014 Class of Inductees into the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame include Michael Embrey, Carme Gregory, Mike Larson and Tom Smith. Each of these inductees has contributed in many ways to the local business climate and has continued to play a part in making DeKalb what it is today. Bob Brown Sr. will be recognized as the 2014 Pioneer Inductee for his contributions to the DeKalb area. The Hall of Fame was created in 2010 to honor those who have helped the chamber and local business over the past 90 years of

CHAMBER VIEW Matt Duffy the chamber’s existence. The 2013 DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year nominees include DeKalb County Veterans Assistance Commission, Fatty’s Pub & Grille, Heritage Woods of DeKalb, Irving Construction, Kishwaukee College, Sharp Architects and Sycamore Integrated Health (formerly known as Sheedy Chiropractic). These nominees have done many things as successful businesses and community supporters. The 2013 Business of the Year is voted on by current chamber members and will be announced at the Annual Celebration Dinner. The 2013 Annual Celebration Dinner will be held Jan. 23 at Faranda’s Banquet & Conference Center. For more information about this event or anything at the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, visit the website at www.dekalb. org. While we look toward 2014 and the many great things we hope to accomplish, we want to be sure to celebrate 2013 and all that it brought.

• Matt Duffy is executive director of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber welcomes Finest Furniture charity. Local AutoCare Centers will donate $1 from each oil change in January to Feed’em Soup. Participating AutoCare Centers are Cortland 3-D Auto Repair, 235 S. Halwood St. in Cortland; Archer Alignment, 424 E. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb; Barb City Automotive, 1150 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb; Bockman’s Auto Care, 2158 Oakland Drive in Sycamore; Illini Tire Co., 1031 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb; Mike’s Auto & Truck Repair, 112½ Industrial Drive in DeKalb; Motor Works, 316 E. Taylor St. in DeKalb; Ritz’s Southtown Auto, 1036 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb; Sauber Car & Truck Repair, 302 E. Lincoln Highway in Cortland; and University Shell, 175 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb.

Meet 2013-2014 Class Member

Provided photo

DeKalb Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and staff, along with Mayor John Rey and DeKalb city staff, recently cut the ribbon celebrating the opening of Finest Furniture, 1500 Sycamore Road in DeKalb. For more information on the new business, call 815-517-0225 or visit www. finestfurniture.com.

BROOKE CONDON Clinton Rosette Middle School Brooke Condon was born and raised in Sandwich, Illinois. After graduating from Illinois State University with a bachelors in Special Education, she taught students with severe emotional disorders while pursuing her Masterʼs degree in Educational Leadership. She is now in her second year as Assistant Principal at Clinton Rosette Middle School. Brooke is committed to the development of programs and opportunities for the youth of DeKalb County. She is involved with numerous initiatives within the DeKalb School District and wider DeKalb community, including the DeKalb County Keys Committee, Youth Outlook, Girls on the Run, and various wellness committees. She continues to look for ways to expand the opportunities for young people to develop positive identity and connections to the community. Brooke resides in DeKalb with her partner and their two children, Logan and Jane. She enjoys outdoor activities with her family, including camping, hiking and kayaking. She also enjoys running, and recently completed a half-marathon.


Opinions

Daily Chronicle • www.daily-chronicle.com • Page A7 • Tuesday, January 7, 2014

8OUR VIEW

8SKETCH VIEW

Be safe as polar vortex passes

China’s road to democracy blocked by rulers In 1793, the envoy Lord Macartney appeared before the Qianlong emperor in Beijing and asked for British trading rights in China. “Our ways have no resemblance to yours, and even were your envoy competent to acquire some rudiments of them, he could not transport them to your barbarous land,” the long-reigning (1736’96) emperor replied in a letter to King George III. “We possess all things,” he went on. “I set no value on strange objects and have no use for your country’s manufactures.” The emperor had a point. China at that time, according to economic historian Angus Maddison, had about one-third of world population and accounted for about one-third of world economic production. Today’s China, of course, has a different attitude toward trade. Since Deng Xiaoping’s market reforms started in 1978, it has had enormous growth based on manufacturing exports. In between Qianlong and Deng, China went through tough times. The Taiping rebellion (1849-’64), decades Western domination, the Chinese revolution (1911-’27), the War with Japan (1931-’45) and Mao Zedong’s Communist policies (1949-’76) each resulted in the deaths of millions. The Chinese ruling party and, apparently, the Chinese people see the economic growth of the past 35 years as a restoration of China’s rightful central place in the world. And note that that period is longer than the 27 years of Mao’s rule. American supporters of engagement with China, including the architect of the policy, Henry Kissinger, agree and have expressed the hope that an increasingly prosperous China will move toward democracy and peaceful coexistence. Those hopes, as James Mann argued in his 2007 book “The China Fantasy,” have not been and seem unlikely to be realized. Other China scholars such as Arthur

VIEWS Michael Barone Waldron and Gordon Chang have predicted that China’s Communist party rulers will be swept from power. That nearly happened, many say, in June 1989, when protesters gathered in Tiananmen Square, the universally recognized center of the nation. But Deng sharply overruled those who urged propitiation and ordered the massacre of unknown numbers. Repression seems to have worked. The Tiananmen massacre came only 11 years after the beginning of Deng’s reforms. Since then, another 24 years have passed, with the regime still in power. But perhaps not secure in that power. In 2013, leading members of the Politburo recommended that underlings read Alexis de Tocqueville’s “The Old Regime and the Revolution.” It’s an intriguing choice. Tocqueville, reflecting on the Revolution that killed his fellow aristocrats and family members, argued that the Revolution came only when the old regime began reform and conditions improved – the revolution of rising expectations. And he argued that the Revolution was largely destructive, increasing the centralization of the royalist regime. “The old order provided the Revolution with many of its methods; all the Revolution added to these was a savagery peculiar to itself.” The relevance to China seems obvious. Like the French aristocrats before them, Chinese regime members no longer believe in their own ideology, but cling to power. The Chinese people have come to expect rapidly rising living standards, and may

abandon the regime if it doesn’t produce. But rising living standards may also undermine the regime. Regime elites must be careful, like Deng in 1989, or the rulers will lose everything and chaos will be unleashed on China. China’s rulers have also been circulating a six-part TV documentary blaming the collapse of the Soviet Union on Mikhail Gorbachev’s reforms and softness. Message: avoid democracy or political freedom. All this, writes the Wall Street Journal’s Jeremy Page, is “part of an ideological campaign launched by China’s new leader, Xi Jinping, to re-energize the party and enforce discipline among its members.” Another part of that campaign was the prosecution of Chongqing party leader Bo Xilai and his wife for corruption and murder. China’s party leaders and crony capitalists have become ostentatiously and unpopularly rich. The prosecution was a warning to lie low. If China’s leaders seem determined to block democracy internally, they have also been moving to rally nationalist feeling by aggressive moves against China’s neighbors. The latest, last month, was a declaration of an Air Defense Identification Zone covering islands claimed by China but held by Japan and South Korea. China’s assertive stance has got its neighbors seeking closer ties and protection from the United States. Armed clashes – even war – seem possible. China continues to grow. But democracy and peaceful coexistence may be farther away than ever. • Michael Barone, senior political analyst for The Washington Examiner, is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a Fox News Channel contributor and a co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.

8VIEWS

The Core issue: In education, one size does not fit all My TV producers asked our Facebook audience to vote for a topic they’d most like to hear discussed on my yearend show. The overwhelming winner, for some reason: the education standards program Common Core. Most Americans don’t even know what that is. But they should. It’s the government’s plan to try to bring “the same standard” to every government-run school. This may sound good. Often, states dumb down tests to try to “leave no child behind.” How can government evaluate teachers and reward successful schools if there isn’t a single national standard? But when the federal

government imposes a single teaching plan on 15,000 school districts across the country, that’s even more central planning, and central planning rarely works. It brings stagnation. Education is a discovery process like any other human endeavor. We might be wrong about both how to teach and what to teach, but we won’t realize it unless we can experiment – compare and contrast the results of different approaches. Having “one plan” makes it harder to experiment and figure out what works. Some people are terrified to hear “education” and “experiment” in the same sentence. Why take a risk with

something as important as my child’s education? Pick the best education methods and teach everyone that way. But we don’t know what the best way to educate kids is. As American education has become more centralized, the rest of our lives have become increasingly diverse and tailored to individual needs. Every minute, thousands of entrepreneurs struggle to improve their products. Quality increases, and costs often drop. But centrally planned K-12 education doesn’t improve. Per-student spending has tripled (governments now routinely spend $300,000 a classroom.), but test results

are stagnant. Common Core, like public school, public housing, the U.S. Postal Service, the Transportation Security Administration, etc., are all one-size-fits-all government monopolies. For consumers, this is not a good thing. With the future riding on young people consuming better forms of education, I’d rather leave parents and children (and educators) multiple choices. • John Stossel is host of “Stossel” on the Fox Business Network. He’s the author of “No They Can’t: Why Government Fails, but Individuals Succeed.”

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Weather events sometimes are over-hyped, but the extreme cold that has gripped our area has lived up to the billing. Although the absolute worst of the weather emergency might have passed, it is not over. Today’s high temperature is expected to be in the low single digits, and wind chills this morning will remain in the minus 30 to minus 35 range, with a wind chill advisory in effect through noon today. The threats to safety for motorists and others will continue as well, with black ice, drifting snow, and slick patches of packed snow making driving hazardous, including on interstates – especially those in rural areas. Gov. Pat Quinn has issued a disaster declaration covering the entire state, and state transportation officials have advised avoiding nonessential travel, and For the record with many schools and other local governments and Extreme weather condieven businesses closed, that tions of all kinds mean that should be easier to do. we have to look after not People who must travel only ourselves, but also our should let someone know neighbors. where they’re going, the route they plan to take, and their schedule for the day, so people know where they will be and can find them. Information about state conditions also is available online at GettingAroundIllinois.com. It’s also advisable to make sure your car has plenty of gas, leave dressed for the weather and have a good pair of boots either on your feet or in your car. Extreme weather conditions of all kinds mean that we have to look after not only ourselves, but also our neighbors. Check on people if you think they might be struggling and help those you can safely help. Animals are susceptible to the cold as well. Just because your dog or cat has a fur coat, doesn’t mean they won’t suffer. Please allow your pets indoors most of the day to prevent them from freezing. Soon enough, we will emerge from the polar vortex that has enveloped our area. Until then, stay safe, look out for your pets and neighbors, and remember that it will be but a few short months before the spring.

8 ANOTHER VIEW

Christianity under attack in Middle East Members of the Christian faith are increasingly under attack in Syria, Iraq, Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries. Although the main victims of the rising tide of sectarian violence in the region are Muslim civilians targeted by militants from the rival Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, violence against Christians is also increasing. There is not much that can be done about this distressing trend so long as radical Islamists are free to target people of other faiths in the increasingly chaotic Mideast. As Michael Gerson points out on the [Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier] opinion page, the persecution and murder of Christians have drawn the attention of Pope Francis and England’s Prince Charles, who recently said, “It seems to me that we cannot ignore the fact that Christians in the Middle East are, increasingly, being deliberately targeted by fundamentalist Islamist militants.” Fresh examples include three Christmas Day attacks in Iraq, including a car bomb outside a church service, which killed 37 Christians. And nine nuns were kidnapped early this month in Syria, where there are frequent reports of abductions, torture, mass killings and beheadings of Christians. Violence in Egypt against Coptic Christians peaked in August – for the time being – with the destruction of scores of churches and drive-by killings. Fundamentalist Muslim clergy and Islamic terrorists seem determined to rid the Mideast of Christians, just as they once drove out Jews. An imam in Iraq has declared that wearing a red Santa Claus hat is equivalent to being converted to Christianity, a capital offense under Muslim law. Canon Andrew White, the esteemed vicar of St. George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad, reports that Iraqi Christians are “frightened even to walk to church because they might come under attack. All the churches are targets ... We used to have 1.5 million Christians, now we have probably only 200,000 left.” As Gerson notes, religious tolerance is one of the fruits of Western democracy – but it is also the outcome of centuries of religious strife in Europe that gradually led people to seek a separation between church and state. In contrast, a major objective of fundamentalist Muslim groups is to impose a particular form of religious law, Sharia, on everyone. As Prince Charles has said, the bridges of respect and understanding that he and other world leaders have tried to build with moderate Muslim leaders “are rapidly being deliberately destroyed by those with a vested interest in doing so.” The world is a darker place because of their murderous zeal. This intensifying animus toward Christians demands sweeping – and continuing – condemnation by the international community. Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. – U.S. Bill of Rights, First Amendment


WEATHER

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Daily Chronicle / Daily-Chronicle.com

7-DAY FORECAST TODAY

TOMORROW

THURSDAY

Partly sunny & bitterly cold

Cloudy with some light snow late

Few snow showers early; much warmer

Cold arctic air will hang around for one more day as the polar jet stream continues to dive south. Wind chill warnings remain in efect through noon with the feels like temperature running -35 to -45. Warmer air returns Wednesday as winds shift out of the south. A storm system will bring light accumulating snow late Wednesday into Thursday morning.

SATURDAY

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Winds: SW 10-15 mph

Winds: N 5-10 mph

UV INDEX

ALMANAC

FRIDAY

Winds: S 5-10 mph

Winds: S 10-15 mph

Winds: W 10-15 mph

Winds: S/SW 10-15 mph

Winds: W/NW 5-15 mph

REGIONAL CITIES

REGIONAL WEATHER

DeKalb through 4 p.m. yesterday

Temperature High .............................................................. -7° Low ............................................................. -18° Normal high ............................................. 28° Normal low ............................................... 13° Record high .............................. 54° in 2012 Record low ............................... -20° in 1999

Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.00” Month to date ....................................... 0.55” Normal month to date ....................... 0.33” Year to date ............................................ 0.55” Normal year to date ............................ 0.33”

Jan 7

Full

Last

Jan 15

Jan 23

New

Jan 30

Lake Geneva 3/-5

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

Rockford 3/-2

AIR QUALITY TODAY

Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Dixon 5/-2

On ice, will a car stop quicker when it is 32F or 0F?

Joliet 3/2

La Salle 9/4

Evanston 4/2 Chicago 4/0

Aurora 1/0

WEATHER TRIVIA™ Q:

Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

Waukegan 3/-2

Arlington Heights 3/0

DeKalb 2/-4

Main ofender ................................................... N.A.

Streator 7/5

A: Twice the braking distance is needed at 32F.

Sunrise today ................................ 7:23 a.m. Sunset tonight ............................. 4:40 p.m. Moonrise today ......................... 11:04 a.m. Moonset today .................................... none Sunrise tomorrow ........................ 7:22 a.m. Sunset tomorrow ........................ 4:41 p.m. Moonrise tomorrow ................ 11:37 a.m. Moonset tomorrow ................. 12:24 a.m.

Kenosha 0/-4

8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.

0-50 Good, 51-100 Moderate, 101-150, Unhealthy for sensitive groups, 151-200 Unhealthy 201-300 Very Unhealthy, 301-500 Hazardous

SUN and MOON

First

Janesville 3/-4

Hammond 4/1 Gary 4/3 Kankakee 7/2

Peoria 11/6

Pontiac 8/6

NATIONAL WEATHER

Hi 1 22 3 3 8 3 3 7 5 4 10 6 2 9 8 18 2 2 3 14 5 3 3 3 2

Today Lo W 0 pc 13 pc -4 pc -1 pc 5 pc 0 pc 2 pc 2 pc 1 pc 2 sf 1 pc 4 pc 0 pc 4 pc 1 pc 11 pc -2 pc -2 pc -2 pc 9 pc -3 pc 0 pc -2 pc -1 pc 0 pc

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 16 7 sn 31 25 sn 10 2 c 13 5 sn 25 18 sn 15 8 sn 18 12 sn 21 14 sn 16 9 sn 19 13 sn 16 5 sn 19 12 sn 16 10 sn 18 11 sn 17 9 sn 25 16 sn 13 4 c 13 4 sn 12 5 sn 26 18 sn 14 3 sn 16 10 sn 14 5 c 13 6 sn 17 8 sn

RIVER LEVELS

WEATHER HISTORY On Jan. 7, 1953, 1-3 inches of ice accumulated in parts of eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut. Most residents of Norwalk, Conn., had no electricity.

City Aurora Belleville Beloit Belvidere Champaign Elgin Joliet Kankakee Mendota Michigan City Moline Morris Naperville Ottawa Princeton Quincy Racine Rochelle Rockford Springield Sterling Wheaton Waukegan Woodstock Yorkville

Watseka 8/3

Location

7 a.m. yest.

Kishwaukee Belvidere Perryville DeKalb

1.07 6.25 2.60

Flood stage

9.0 12.0 10.0

24-hr chg

-0.05 -0.09 -0.04

DRAW THE WEATHER Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.

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Ice

City Cincinnati Dallas Denver Houston Indianapolis Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles

Hi 10 46 48 46 6 30 59 74

Today Lo W 6 pc 36 s 23 pc 38 pc 5 pc 16 pc 38 pc 52 s

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 29 25 pc 53 36 c 42 24 c 60 55 c 27 22 sn 27 18 sn 60 37 pc 68 52 pc

City Louisville Miami Minneapolis New Orleans New York City Philadelphia Seattle Wash., DC

Today Hi Lo W 14 11 s 62 55 pc 0 -14 c 37 25 pc 13 8 s 12 7 s 46 43 r 17 11 s

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 35 28 pc 75 71 c 2 -5 pc 52 45 pc 25 21 s 25 19 s 48 40 r 33 26 s

Sunny, partly cloudy Raelyn, DeKalb County Mail your weather drawings to: Geoff Wells, 1586 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb, IL 60115

Legend: W-weather, s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow lurries, sn-snow, i-ice.

Support DeKalb and Sycamore Booster Clubs

SHOW YOUR

DEKALB BARBS Friday, January 31st

@ NIU Convocation Center

Girls Varsity....6:00pm Boys Varsity....8:00pm

TICKETS ON SALE JANUARY 27th

at both High School & Middle School athletic offices, Kishwaukee YMCA and all Castle Bank locations.

Tickets.........................$6.00

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SYCAMORE SPARTANS

EVENTS Challenge Zone Parade of Athletes 50/50 Raffle Cheer Challenge

Parking........................$5.00

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Sports

Prep wrestling notes, views, spotlight, what to watch for and power rankings on PAGE B3

SECTION B

The

Insider

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

8MORNING KICKOFF

BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Bright future ahead in wake of belittled BCS C

AP photo

Auburn leads Florida St after 3 quarters in BCS PASADENA, Calif. – Nick Marshall ran for a touchdown and threw scoring passes to Tre Mason and Melvin Ray in the first half, and No. 2 Auburn led No. 1 Florida State 21-13 after three quarters Monday night in the final BCS championship game. Mason rushed for 101 yards as the Tigers closed in on their third national title and the eighth straight for the SEC, including Auburn’s second in four years and the fifth straight for the state of Alabama. All-America kicker Roberto Aguayo’s second field goal of the night accounted for the only third-quarter points for either team as both defenses took charge after a frenetic first half. The powerful Seminoles trailed by 18 points in the second quarter and 21-10 at halftime, but picked up momentum in the third quarter with solid defensive play and improvements by Jameis Winston, who was fighting a case of big-game jitters. The Heisman Trophy-winning freshman went 6 for 15 for 62 yards in the first half on his 20th birthday, with a key fumble setting up Marshall’s 4-yard TD run 5:01 before halftime. Winston also led a 66-yard scoring drive late in the first half and consistently moved Florida State in the third quarter – but with only three points to show for it. After trailing for the first time in any game since Sept. 28, Florida State needed a big finish to become the first team to rally from a halftime deficit to win the BCS title game. For complete coverage go to Daily-Chronicle.com. – Wire report

ontrary to popular belief, the Bowl Championship Series rankings weren’t so bad. No, really, they weren’t. Sure, the BCS had its share of faults, those of which have been hammered at and debated about since its inception back in 1998. However, there were positives. It gave us a number of matchups its predecessors – the Bowl Coalition and Bowl Alliance, which didn’t have the backing of the Big Ten and Pac-10 (now Pac-12), wouldn’t have. Those leagues just had to keep the precious matchup at the Rose Bowl, which left the nation with a split nation-

VIEWS Steve Nitz al title between Michigan and Nebraska in 1997, the year before the BCS came in play. The double-overtime Fiesta Bowl between Miami and Ohio State in January of 2003, won by the Buckeyes? Doesn’t happen without the BCS. Remember the 2006 Rose Bowl between Texas and USC which crowned the Longhorns national champs? That iconic scene of Vince Young pumping his arms doused in confetti wouldn’t have been played 5

Photos by Rob Winner – rwinner@shawmedia.com

Hinckley-Big Rock’s Eric Phillips controls the ball in the first half during a tournament game against Indian Creek Dec. 30 at the Plano Christmas Classic. Indian Creek defeated Hinckley-Big Rock, 61-37.

H-BR’s Phillips makes transition from role player to primary scorer By ANTHONY ZILIS sports@daily-chronicle.com

Phillips communicates with his teammates.

Men’s college basketball No. 3 Ohio St. at No. 5 Michigan St., 8 p.m., ESPN Keith Appling and the fifthranked Spartans play host to Aaron Craft and the thirdranked Buckeyes. The winner will move into first place by a half-game.

Also on TV ...

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

See NITZ, page B4

Shaw Media file photo

With hopes of being in a BCS bowl game still alive after NIU’s 44-37 victory over Kent State, Northern Illinois linebacker Bobby Winkel holds a sign from one of the fans Nov. 30, 2012, at Ford Field in Detroit.

HINCKLEY-BIG ROCK BOYS BASKETBALL

8WHAT TO WATCH

Men’s college basketball Tennessee at LSU, 6 p.m., ESPN No. 7 Baylor at No. 9 Iowa St., 6 p.m., ESPN2 Creighton at DePaul, 8 p.m., FS1 Pro basketball Phoenix at Bulls, 7 p.m., WGN Pro hockey Philadelphia at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m., NBCSN

million times if it weren’t for the BCS. Sure, there were seemingly yearly debates about who should play whom for the national title, but we had a true national championship game with the BCS, which was rarely the case pre-1992, when the Bowl Coalition was formed. That system gave way to the Bowl Alliance in 1995. Under both, there where instances where a certain team couldn’t play for a championship because of the Rose Bowl agreement (Penn State in 1994, Arizona State in 1996 and Michigan in 1997). The BCS fixed that.

PLANO – Eric Phillips kept shooting, even though almost every shot he took during the first two games of the Plano Christmas Classic clanked off the rim. The Hinckley-Big Rock junior made just 1 of 14 3-pointers against Newark and Lisle, so he took to his family’s barn with his father Dec. 27, the day after the Lisle game, and attempted shot after shot on the hoop inside, focusing on keeping his elbow in and looking at the rim. When game time rolled around against Sandwich later that day, he knocked down 7 of 14 shots from behind the arc on his way to a tournament-record 44 points. “My dad just told me

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and more – log on to Daily-Chronicle.com/dcpreps. to keep shooting and keep shooting, and it’s going to come,” Phillips said. “I just listened, and that night, I felt it.” Phillips’ shooting prowess comes as no surprise to H-BR coach Bill Sambrookes. The cousin of 2012 Daily Chronicle Female Athlete of the Year Kaitlin Phillips always showed the potential to be a big-time player, even though Sambrookes decided to keep him on the sophomore team last season with

five eventual Daily Chronicle All-Area seniors blocking his way onto varsity. “We talked about whether to bring him up or not, but it didn’t make any sense because we had eight or nine guys that we could have gone with,” Sambrookes said. “We decided it was best to leave him at the sophomore level with the guys he was coming up with so that group comes up, having improved together.” From afar, Phillips gleaned plenty from Conley and that group of seniors, who won back-to-back Little Ten Conference titles. Despite his lack of experience at the varsity level, that knowledge has helped him become H-BR’s offensive leader this season.

See PHILLIPS, page B4

BLACKHAWKS TO SOCHI

Few teams have more Olympic candidates than Hawks By MARK LAZERUS mlazerus@suntimes.com Shortly after 10 a.m. today, the Internet will implode and Canada will break off the continent and drift up into the Arctic Ocean, jarred loose by the simultaneous fits of rage of tens of millions of hockey fans. Yes, after months – years, really – of furious debate, Steve Yzerman is going to reveal the 25 members of Canada’s Olympic hockey team. Russia, Sweden, Finland and Slovakia, among others, will do the same. Few teams, if any, have more candidates in the running than the Blackhawks, who

Next vs. N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, NBCS, AM-720

already have had two Olympians named (Patrick Kane of the United States, and Michal Rozsival of the Czech Republic) and one significant snub (Brandon Saad of the U.S.). Here’s an educated guess as to each of the remaining player’s chances of being picked by his home country.

CANADA Jonathan Toews: How good

is Team Canada going to be? Toews, one of the top allaround players in the world, might be the third-line center. That good. Toews also is a candidate to be Canada’s captain. Odds of making the team: 100 percent Duncan Keith: The 2010 Norris Trophy winner is playing better than ever. He leads all NHL defensemen with 42 points, he can quarterback the power play, and he’s a healthy plus-18. Look for him on Canada’s top pairing, possibly with the Kings’ Drew Doughty. Odds: 100 percent

See HAWKS, page B4

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The Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews skates against the St. Louis Blues Dec. 28 in St. Louis.


SPORTS

Page B2 • Tuesday, January 7, 2014

8PREP SCHEDULE TUESDAY

Daily Chronicle / Daily-Chronicle.com NFL PLAYOFFS WILD CARD Saturday Indianapolis 45, Kansas City 44 New Orleans 26, Philadelphia 24 Sunday San Diego 27, Cincinnati 10 San Francisco 23, Green Bay 20

Girls Basketball DeKalb at Morris, 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY Girls Basketball Mooseheart at Indian Creek, 6:45 p.m. Wrestling Auburn at Genoa-Kingston, 5:30 p.m. Girls Bowling Kaneland at LaSalle-Peru, 4 p.m.

DIVISIONAL Saturday, Jan. 11 Green Bay, San Francisco or New Orleans at Seattle, 3:35 p.m. Cincinnati, Indianpolis or Kansas City at New England, 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 Philadelphia, Green Bay or San Francisco at Carolina, 12:05 p.m. Indianapolis, Kansas City or San Diego at Denver, 3:40 p.m. (CBS)

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

THURSDAY Boys Basketball Stillman Valley at Genoa-Kingston, 7:15 p.m. Girls Basketball Somonauk at Hiawatha, 6:45 p.m. Paw Paw at Indian Creek, 6:45 p.m. Morris at Kaneland, 7 p.m. Serena at Hinckley-Big Rock, 7 p.m. Wrestling Sycamore at Morris, 5:30 p.m. Kaneland at Rochelle, 5:30 p.m. DeKalb at Yorkville, 6:30 p.m. Boys Swimming McHenry at DeKalb-Sycamore, 5 p.m. Boys Bowling LaSalle-Peru at DeKalb, 4 p.m. Girls Bowling LaSalle-Peru at DeKalb, 4 p.m.

FRIDAY Boys Basketball Indian Creek at LaMoille, 6:45 p.m. Hiawatha at Paw Paw, 6:45 p.m. Sycamore at Yorkville, 7 p.m. DeKalb at Rochelle, 7 p.m. Morris at Kaneland, 7 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Newark, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball DeKalb at Rochelle, 5:30 p.m. Sycamore at Yorkville, 5:30 p.m.

SATURDAY Boys Basketball DeKalb at Chicago Vocational, 3 p.m. Evergreen Park at Indian Creek in Hoopapalooza V, 6 p.m. Kaneland at Burlington Central, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball DeKalb at Chicago Vocational, noon Newark at Indian Creek in Hoopapalooza V, 4:30 p.m. Kaneland at Burlington Central, 6 p.m. Seneca at Hinckley-Big Rock, 6 p.m. Rockford Christian at Genoa-Kingston, 7:15 p.m. Wrestling Genoa-Kingston at Plano tournament, 9 a.m. Sycamore, Kaneland at 38th annual Sycamore Invitational, 9 a.m. Girls Bowling Kaneland at IMSA, 8 a.m. Sycamore, DeKalb at Sycamore’s Matt Clark Invite, 9 a.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS SIU basketball team home after overnight in church TUSCOLA – Southern Illinois’ men’s basketball team made it back to Carbondale on Tuesday after their unexpected overnight stay on the floor of a central Illinois church. The Salukis were returning to Carbondale following Sunday’s 66-48 loss to Illinois State in Bloomington when their bus got stuck in snowdrifts on Interstate 57 south of Champaign. A tow truck pulled the bus from the side the road around midnight – hours after they first became stuck – and the roughly two dozen players and staff members spent the night at a Tuscola church. Tom Weber, the school’s assistant athletic director for media services, said players began traveling again around 6:30 a.m. Monday after stocking up on food. Weber said earlier Tuesday that heavy snow meant the bus was only traveling about 15 mph. Several hours into the trip, they’d only made it as far as Effingham, about 50 miles south of Tuscola. “The roads are very, very bad,” he said. “They haven’t made a lot of progress.” Weber later said the team arrived at 2 p.m. in Carbondale. –Wire report

Sunday, Jan. 19 AFC, 2 p.m. NFC, 5:30 p.m.

PRO BOWL Sunday, Jan. 26 At Honolulu TBD, 6:30 p.m.

SUPER BOWL Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. AFC champ vs. NFC champ, 5:30 p.m.

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers new head coach Lovie Smith gestures during a news conference Monday in Tampa, Fla. Smith replaces Greg Schiano, who was fired after the season ended. Smith is the former linebackers coach for Tampa Bay, who was fired by the Bears as head coach last year.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Lovie Smith breaks his silence Without ever saying good-bye to Chicago, Lovie Smith said hello to Tampa on Monday. The former Bears coach didn’t look back as he celebrated a homecoming upon officially being introduced as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coach at the Buccaneers facility in Tampa. “It’s time for us to be a relevant team again,” said Smith, who was the Buccaneers’ linebacker coach from 1996 to 2000 under Tony Dungy. “I really like the foundation that’s in place here for us to make a quick climb.” As has been clearly evident, Smith moved on from the Bears long before Monday. His departure from Chicago was marked by his silence since being fired by general manager Phil Emery after failing to make the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons in 2012, despite a 10-6 record. Previously fired Bears coaches at least said thankyou and good bye – from Mike Ditka (“All things must pass.

VIEWS Mark Potash This too shall pass.”) to Dave Wannstedt (“I’m not going to make excuses. It’s a tough job, a tough city.”) to Dick Jauron (“I have loved every moment of it. I wish it could have turned out better, but I am not looking back.”). But Smith never was heard from again in these parts. Over nine years, Chicago never really warmed up to him, and it appears the feeling was mutual. He reflected on his days with the Bears only indirectly Monday. “My time in Chicago, it was my first head coaching job, so I did learn a lot from start to finish,” he said. “Just a great experience. As I come here as a coach that spent nine years in the league, every situation that will come up I’ve been in ... except for holding up the Lombardi Trophy.” Smith moves on to the Buc-

caneers, who were 4-12 under Greg Schiano last season and have not made the playoffs in six seasons and have not won a playoff game since winning the Super Bowl under Jon Gruden after the 2002 season. The record of secondchance NFL coaches is hit and miss. Ditka, Wannstedt and Jauron were fired from their post-Bears gigs. Bill Belichick (3), Tom Coughlin (2), Tony Dungy and Jon Gruden all won Super Bowls after being fired elsewhere. Smith could wind up in either group. He had his faults but still was an excellent head coach. But it remains to be seen if the head-strong Smith has learned from his experience in Chicago. Even in the best of times, his teams faded – the Bears were 44-28 in the first half of the season and 37-35 in the second half. His record of hiring assistant coaches with the Bears was unimpressive. The only assistant to become a full-time head coach in the NFL is one he fired – Ron Ri-

vera. None of Lovie’s offensive coordinators still are in the NFL – Terry Shea, Ron Turner, Mike Martz and Mike Tice. Smith is rolling the dice already. His offensive coordinator is former Cal head coach Jeff Tedford, a noted quarterback guru who never has coached in the NFL. His defensive coordinator is former Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier. His good buddy Rod Marinelli is staying in Dallas, Smith said Monday. And he’s inheriting an awkward front-office dynamic. The Buccaneers still don’t have a general manager. It is presumed that Smith will have some say in whom the Bucs hire. The good news is that Smith has been here before. The bad news is that the last time Smith had a say in a GM search, the Bears ended up hiring the guy who fired him. The more things change ...

• Mark Potash is a Chicago Sun-Times columnist. Write to him a mpotash@suntimes. com.

Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 27 6 .818 — Bulls 14 18 .438 12½ Detroit 14 20 .412 13½ Cleveland 11 23 .324 16½ Milwaukee 7 26 .212 20 Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 16 16 .500 — Brooklyn 13 21 .382 4 Boston 13 21 .382 4 Philadelphia 12 22 .353 5 New York 11 22 .333 5½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 26 8 .765 — Atlanta 18 17 .514 8½ Washington 14 17 .452 10½ Charlotte 15 20 .429 11½ Orlando 10 23 .303 15½

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 26 8 .765 — Houston 22 13 .629 4½ Dallas 19 15 .559 7 New Orleans 15 17 .469 10 Memphis 15 18 .455 10½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 27 7 .794 — Portland 26 8 .765 1 Minnesota 17 17 .500 10 Denver 16 17 .485 10½ Utah 11 25 .306 17 Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 23 13 .639 — L.A. Clippers 23 13 .639 — Phoenix 20 12 .625 1 L.A. Lakers 14 20 .412 8 Sacramento 10 22 .313 11 Monday’s Results Minnesota 126, Philadelphia 95 Brooklyn 91, Atlanta 86 Orlando at L.A. Clippers (n) Today’s Games Phoenix at Bulls, 7 p.m. Toronto at Indiana, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Washington at Charlotte, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at New York, 6:30 p.m. Golden State at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Denver, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Utah, 8 p.m. Portland at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Dallas at San Antonio, 6 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 6 p.m. Golden State at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Indiana at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Houston, 7 p.m. Washington at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 9 p.m. Boston at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE

BEARS

Emery: We have less cap space, but enough space By ADAM L. JAHNS ajahns@suntimes.com As this past season full of adept salary-cap crunching illustrated, every single dollar matters to Bears general manager Phil Emery and his staff throughout the fluid situation of maintaining a roster. In that regard, Emery promised last week that quarterback Jay Cutler’s new seven-year deal – which includes $54 million guaranteed over the first three years and a yearly average of $18.1 million – would provide “tremendous value moving forward.” “Obviously, it was a key deal in terms of how we manage our salary cap not only this year but years forward,” Emery said. “That was very important.” It’s all about managing the cap when you’re a team like the Bears with several free agents to consider and other

on-the-field issues to tactfully address. Cutler’s contract is constructed to where his base salaries are actually his cap hits. In his first three seasons of the deal, they are as followed, per a source: $22.5 million in 2014, $15.5 million in 2015 and $16 million in 2016. During the next four seasons of his deal, Cutler has base salaries of $12.5 Phil Emery million, $13.5 million, $17.5 million and $19.2 million with up to $2.5 million in roster bonuses to earn on a game-to-game basis in each of those years. Because a signing bonus is not currently included, Cutler’s deal is favorable when it comes to a renegotiation that could make it more cap-friendly as it goes. But the Bears also can release Cutler

after 2016 without any salary-cap repercussions. “It’s fair for both sides,” Cutler said last week, “so hopefully we can continue to get players that are going to help this organization win.” The NFL’s salary cap for 2014 is projected to be more than $126 million. Based on those projections, that would have given the Bears about $45 million in cap space – the most in the NFC North, according to multiple analyses – when they went to work signing Cutler and others. According to a source, the Bears are committing $33,827,500 in cap space for 2014 by locking in Cutler, cornerback Tim Jennings ($5.25 million cap hit), kicker Robbie Gould ($2.6 million), left guard Matt Slauson ($2,747,500) and fullback Tony Fiammetta ($730,000) in the past two weeks. So, what’s next? With a defense to rebuild,

the cap-crunching likely will continue by Emery and Co. Emery said he’d like to retain center Roberto Garza and backup quarterback Josh McCown, while expressing serious interest in keeping defensive linemen Corey Wootton and Jeremiah Ratliff. “We’ll have less space, [but] we’ll have enough space to be competitive and do the things that we need to do, attacking it when you take a look at the total context of how you attack building a team,” Emery said. “It’s not just the money that you have on cap for your phase. It is the draft, it is [unrestricted free agents], it is street free agents, it is the Arena League, it is Canadian football. We’re going to exhaust every source to put together the best group of players and the best team within the restrictions that we have. But to be simple, we’ve got less space, but we have enough space.”

Wild-card games create big weekend numbers The ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – The NFL’s wild-card weekend drew huge TV audiences. The four games averaged 34.7 million viewers for the most-watched wild-card weekend on record. The San Francisco 49ers’ 23-20 win over the Green Bay Packers had 47.1 million viewers Sunday on Fox to make it the most-watched wild-card

game on record. The previous high was 42.4 million for the 2011 Steelers-Broncos game, which Denver won in overtime on Tim Tebow’s touchdown pass. But Sunday’s game had two exciting quarterbacks, history-rich franchises and the spectacle of a frigid Lambeau Field. It didn’t hurt that chilly temperatures across the country gave Americans good reason to stay indoors. The audi-

ence was larger than that for every NFC divisional playoff game Fox has broadcast and 13 of its 19 NFC championship games. The two Saturday games averaged 30.8 million viewers on NBC, a record for the Saturday wild-card games. The New Orleans Saints’ 26-24 win over the Philadelphia Eagles was the most-watched Saturday wild-card game ever with 34.4 million viewers.

Three of the four games were decided by three points or fewer, only the second time in NFL history that happened in an NFL playoff weekend, after the 2006 divisional round. The one game that wasn’t as close, the San Diego Chargers’ 27-10 win over the Bengals, still drew a big audience, with 30.9 million viewers on CBS. That’s the most in 19 years for an early Sunday AFC wild-card game.

Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 45 29 7 9 67 St. Louis 41 29 7 5 63 Colorado 41 26 11 4 56 Minnesota 44 22 17 5 49 Dallas 42 20 15 7 47 Winnipeg 45 19 21 5 43 Nashville 43 18 19 6 42 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts Anaheim 44 31 8 5 67 San Jose 43 27 10 6 60 Los Angeles 43 26 13 4 56 Vancouver 44 23 13 8 54 Phoenix 41 20 12 9 49 Calgary 41 14 21 6 34 Edmonton 45 14 26 5 33

GF 167 150 120 106 123 123 102

GA 124 95 104 113 131 135 129

GF 146 142 113 117 123 96 117

GA 111 111 89 108 127 128 156

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 42 28 12 2 58 124 89 Montreal 44 25 14 5 55 114 103 Tampa Bay 42 25 13 4 54 119 100 Detroit 43 19 14 10 48 114 121 Toronto 43 21 17 5 47 119 127 Ottawa 44 19 18 7 45 126 141 Florida 43 16 21 6 38 102 136 Buffalo 42 12 26 4 28 74 118 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 44 31 12 1 63 142 103 Philadelphia 42 21 17 4 46 111 116 Washington 42 20 16 6 46 128 128 Carolina 43 18 16 9 45 105 124 N.Y. Rangers 44 21 20 3 45 108 119 New Jersey 43 17 18 8 42 101 110 Columbus 43 19 20 4 42 117 126 N.Y. Islanders44 15 22 7 37 119 146 Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss Monday’s Results Columbus 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, SO N.Y. Islanders 7, Dallas 3 Montreal 2, Florida 1 Calgary at Colorado (n) Today’s Games Carolina at Buffalo, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Toronto, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. San Jose at Nashville, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Calgary at Phoenix, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Boston at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

NCAA FOOTBALL SUNDAY’S RESULT GoDaddy.com Bowl Arkansas State 23, Ball State 20 MONDAY’S RESULT BCS National Championship Florida State 34, Auburn 31 SATURDAY, JAN. 18 East-West Shrine Classic East vs. West, 4 p.m. (NFLN) NFLPA Collegiate Bowl American vs. National, 6 p.m. (ESPN2) SATURDAY, JAN. 25 Senior Bowl South vs. North, 4 p.m. (NFLN)


PREPS & PRO BASKETBALL

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SPOTLIGHT ON ... Matt Macaras (152) DeKalb, senior The Barbs’ lower weight divisions are loaded with talent. When they head into Thursday’s dual at Yorkville it’s possible first place in the Northern Illinois Big 12 East dual season will be at stake. The leadership and tenacity of Macaras will be needed against the deep Foxes.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR DeKalb at Yorkville, 6 p.m., Thursday Talent and experience should be on the Barbs’ side against the Foxes. But, Yorkville will be on its home mats and boasts a deep freshmen class. DeKalb also has a young lineup that became familiar with varsity competition last winter. DeKalb coach Mike Pater expects the dual to be a grind. “They have a good freshmen class with a lot of intensity that goes out and fights hard every match,” Pater said. “They mix in a few experienced guys that are real good, too. We have to go out and be determined to accomplish our goals. We know it will be a good challenge and need to go out and scratch and claw for every point in every match.”

POUND FOR POUND POWER RANKINGS 1. Kyle Akins (125) senior, Sycamore, 24-0 2. Tyler Barton (195) senior, Sycamore, 22-2 3. Alex Roach 285) senior, DeKalb, 16-2 4. Matt Macaras (152) senior, DeKalb, 16-4 5. Brenden McGee (113) sophomore, DeKalb, 12-4

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PREP WRESTLING NOTES

Barbs, Foxes match up in unofficial title meet By JAMES NOKES sports@daily-chronicle.com Intensity will be high on Thursday when the Barbs head to Yorkville. The dual shapes up as a de facto Northern Illinois Big 12 East title meet. The Barbs have had all of winter break off and haven’t wrestled since the Flavin Tournament. They’ve had time to spend with their families, let any nagging injuries heal and worked out any kinks in their games in the mat room. Even with a younger lineup, DeKalb coach Mike Pater doesn’t expect rust to have gathered or an emotional disconnect to take place due to the week off. “We try and schedule a very tough tournament schedule so that when we face a good team like Yorkville we’ve already seen some very skilled competition,” Pater said. “We’ve spent the last week just getting ready for Yorkville. I expect it to be a great dual between two great teams.”

Knights dialed up Monty Jahns found the intensity he wanted. The Kaneland coach had asked the Knights to attack from the start of every match. In a 30-29 win at Plano on Saturday the Knights did just that with four pins in a thrilling win. Nick Mish, Adam Mish, Matthew Redman and Tom Price all recorded pins. “Plano was an awesome dual,” Jahns said. “It was the most exciting dual all year. Everyone came out fired up. It’s tough to do that all year in every match. But at Plano everyone went out and went hard for the full six minutes. The fans were really rumbling. “We’ve talked about being intense all year from the start. We think we’ve got our warmup figured out where we do some live work before the meet. That seems to get us in a good position to go full throttle when we hit the mat.”

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Kaneland’s Dane Goodenough pumps his fists after defeating DeKalb’s Jackson Montgomery Dec. 12 during the 138-pound weight class match as Kaneland hosted DeKalb in Maple Park.

Wrestlers will get plenty of experience at Sycamore

6. Austin Armstrong (170) senior, Sycamore, 16-1 7. Parker Stratton (113) sophomore, DeKalb, 16-2 8. Chris Malone (182) junior, Sycamore, 19-3 9. Jackson Mongomery (132) junior, DeKalb, 16-4 10. Austin Parks (160) sophomore, Kaneland, 14-6

The Sycamore Tournament on Saturday is a great opportunity to grow the game. Yes, there’s ultura-competitive matches and there will be several state-placers on the mat and a few future state champions. But, perhaps most importantly, every wrestler gets time on the mat.

VIEWS James Nokes “Every wrestler gets five matches,” Spartans coach Alex Nelson said. “There’s good teams that offer great compe-

tition. It’s not a tournament where there are kids sitting in the stands watching what is going on. They are out there on the mats getting in experience.” Experience Nelson hopes the Spartans can take advantage of to avoid late-match rallies. “We’ve got to get out of the start-slow mode,” Nelson said.

“We just dig ourselves into a hole. It’s hard to slide back into a match when you are down 4-0.”

• James Nokes is a contributor to the Daily Chronicle. He can be reached via email at sports@daily-chronicle. com.

BULLS

More listening than talking by Bulls By JOE COWLEY jcowley@suntimes.com Of course there are continual trade rumors hovering over the Bulls. Teams that believe their “special” at the start of the season, lose their star player to a season-ending injury after only 10 games, and are sitting at 14-18 in the standings at the start of January, are supposed to be involved in talks to change the roster. The Bulls are no different. Well, almost. On Monday, coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed what a source told the Sun-Times two weeks ago – the organization is taking calls from other teams, but just not making many of them. “Normally, this time of year you hear a lot of stuff

Report: Knicks’ Anthony interested in playing for Bulls anyway, and that’s what their job is – to see what’s going on in the league,” Thibodeau said of the conversations he’s had with general manager Gar Forman and VP of Basketball Operations John Paxson. “They field calls all the time, and if a player is a good player you’re going to get more calls about him. That’s all part of it. “They’re not actively seeking to move anybody, but they’re always looking to see if we can improve our club, and if something makes sense they’ll consider it. That’s what they do.” And that’s a smart play by the Bulls brass. Even with Luol Deng a free agent and a like-

Next vs. Phoenix, 7 p.m. Tuesday, WGN, AM-1000 ly trade candidate, there’s no reason for the Bulls to be doing anything more than listen. Carmelo That changAnthony es if one of those calls has a 212 area code, and the player being offered up is New York’s Carmelo Anthony. Not as far-fetched as once believed.

There was a recent report in the New York Post that Anthony listed the Bulls as one of the teams he would want to play for if he were to opt out the final year of his contract this summer, sighting Anthony’s respect for Thibodeau. As a member of the Bulls said, however, “Respecting Thibs is one thing, but can you play for him?” That’s the multi-million dollar question surrounding teaming Anthony with Derrick Rose. As well as one that could be answered by the Feb. 20 trade deadline or if the Bulls wait and Anthony becomes a free agent, this summer. If the Bulls try to acquire Anthony now – likely acquir-

ing Anthony and a throw-in player for Deng, Taj Gibson and a first-round pick – they would have to do so knowing that Anthony would be committed to staying in Chicago long-term. Therein lies a problem. Anthony is yet to show loyalty to an organization or teammates. But if Anthony wants to be pushed to be an elite all-around player and on a franchise committed to winning, Thibodeau and the Bulls would be the perfect place for him. “It all comes down to the player,” Gibson said of Thibodeau last month. “If you want to be coached and pushed to the limit, this is the team for you, he’s the coach for you.”

And there are very few players who Thibodeau feels he couldn’t coach up. Anthony is not one of them. Thibodeau has long admired the forward’s game, and it finally would give the coach a second star on the roster to take pressure off Rose when he returns from knee surgery next season. According to a source, however, that call hasn’t come or been made. Thibodeau hinted at that after the Monday practice. “If something is interesting and they think that I should know, they’ll come to me and ask me what I think about it,” Thibodeau said. “And that’s the way it’s supposed to be.” Asked if any “interesting” names had been mentioned to him lately, Thibodeau responded, “The [players] that I have. That’s where my interests lie.”

BULLS NOTES

Carlos Boozer: Trade rumors are just part of the business By JOE COWLEY jcowley@suntimes.com Luol Deng isn’t the only Bulls player whose name is being churned through the rumor mill. And while stories about Carlos Boozer being an amnes-

Just something ty candidate this offseason is you deal with. like reporting the sky is blue, Just kind of Boozer addressed the talk block everyMonday. thing out, just “It’s just part of the busitry to hoop, get ness,” Boozer said. “It’s part of your team as being in the league. You’re going to hear rumors about you Carlos Boozer high up (in the standings) as or your teammates. I’ve been through it a thousand times. you can and whatever happens

is going to happen. “It’s part of the business. There’s a business side of basketball that a lot of fans don’t understand and a lot of media doesn’t understand, but that’s part of the business.” As far as his sore right knee, Boozer again did not practice Monday, and will be

re-evaluated before Tuesday’s morning shootaround. Smells like a Rose: According to Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, Derrick Rose has been showing up at the practice facility daily, and is down to walking on just one crutch. Rose tore the meniscus in his right knee Nov. 22, and

had season-ending surgery. The hope is to have him sitting with his teammates on the bench by the end of January, but Thibodeau wasn’t making any promises. “Yeah, yeah, he’s doing fine,” Thibodeau said. “He comes in every day, so he’s doing good.”


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Phillips’ growing confidence, practice show in his 3-point shot • PHILLIPS Continued from page B1 “I practiced with them occasionally, and just watching them play their game, I learned a lot from them, and it’s helped me this year,” Phillips said. “It’s starting to click. Slowly but surely, I’m starting to get a hang of what varsity level is like, and it’s starting to work out for me.” The next game, three days later against Indian Creek, he scored only 15 points, but he showed confidence with his two made 3-pointers. One came directly off of a crossover, and the other was from NBA range. Throughout the tournament, Phillips showed that he won’t stop shooting, whether it’s in solitude or in a game. And that just might put him over the top. “Eric had to figure some stuff out for himself, and I think he did,” Sambrookes said. “When he came in against Sandwich, he had confidence in his shots, and you could see in his eyes and just the way his delivery was that he wasn’t second-guessing things, so he figured some things out that day shooting around.”

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Hinckley-Big Rock’s Eric Phillips goes to the basket in the first quarter during a tournament game Dec. 30 against Indian Creek at the Plano Christmas Classic. Indian Creek defeated Hinckley-Big Rock, 61-37.

Sharp has been one of the hottest topics for debate all season • HAWKS Continued from page B1 Patrick Sharp: One of the hottest players in the league also has been one of the hottest topics for debate all season. Sharp likely started the season on the outside looking in. But he’s sixth in the league in points, and second in goals behind only Alex Ovechkin. With two hat tricks in a fivegame span, Sharp has forced Yzerman’s hand. It helps that he can play wing or center, is

strong on faceoffs and plays a two-way game. Odds: 80 percent Brent Seabrook: Seabrook was the seventh defenseman in Vancouver in 2010, and is fighting to be the seventh or eighth blue-liner this time around with the likes of Norris winner PK Subban and Dan Boyle. The bruising Seabrook is having one of his finest seasons yet, with 31 points and a plus-22 rating (tops among defensemen). Odds: 40 percent Corey Crawford: Crawford

has proven himself a biggame goalie, backstopping the Hawks to a Stanley Cup. But a groin injury cost him a few weeks at the worst time. He’s fighting with Phoenix’s Mike Smith to be Canada’s third goalie behind Roberto Luongo and Carey Price. Luongo’s reported foot/ankle injury could complicate things. Odds: 30 percent

SWEDEN Niklas Hjalmarsson: One of the more underrated pieces

of the Hawks’ two Cup runs, the smooth and reliable Hjalmarsson will be an anchor for Sweden now and in the future. Odds: 100 percent Johnny Oduya: Oduya said earlier in the year he hoped he could “sneak in” because of his ready-made chemistry with Hjalmarsson. But the steady Swede should get in on his own merits. It helps that Winnipeg’s Toby Enstrom has opted to stay home. Odds: 60 percent Marcus Kruger: Even Olym-

pic teams need fourth-line centers, penalty-killers and grinders. Kruger, with his mix of skill and grit, and his vast improvement on faceoffs, is an attractive candidate for that role. Odds: 40 percent

SLOVAKIA Marian Hossa: A veteran of three Olympics, with 25 points in 15 career games, Hossa remains one of the best two-way players in the world. His back has held up surprisingly well this season, and

he said he’ll play rather than rest up for the stretch run. Odds: 100 percent

Michal Handzus: The 36-year-old center’s lack of speed could be a detriment on the bigger international ice surface, but he could be a valuable role player for the Slovaks – good at faceoffs, strong on the penalty kill, reliable in his own end. He has four goals and three assists in two previous Olympics. Odds: 75 percent

BCS made NIU’s Orange Bowl possible • NITZ Continued from page B1 The BCS everyone always trashes also opened the door for mid-major programs, such as Northern Illinois, a team that doesn’t earn an Orange Bowl berth in 2012 without the BCS system. Teams like NIU playing in a major bowl were an afterthought before the BCS was in place. Heck, BYU won the national title in 1984 but still played an unranked Michigan team in the Holiday Bowl. It allowed teams like NIU, Boise State and TCU to go up against the big boys. And for the record, non-AQ teams finished 5-3 in BCS games, and that number includes TCU’s loss to Boise State in the 2010 Fiesta Bowl. What the BCS was is a step in the right direction. Next year, college football is going a step further with the College

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Football Playoff, which will be a great thing. There won’t be any more debates over teams No. 1 or No. 2, which happened countless times under the current system that faded into the sunset with Monday night’s Rose Bowl. New Year’s Day, which has seemed to have lost some of its luster, will step into the spotlight once again in 2015. The ratings for next year’s Rose and Sugar Bowls, which will host the first round of College Football Playoff semifinals Jan. 1, will be through the roof. The next season, New Year’s Eve will be at the forefront, with the Cotton and Orange Bowls hosting semifinals. Opportunities for mid-major programs will increase even more, as the top-ranked conference champion from the “Group of Five” conferences, which will now include the American Athletic Conference, gets an automatic bid

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Couple wonders if parenting is worth it again Dear Abby: My husband and I are happily married and will celebrate 15 years of marriage next year. We have a 5-yearold daughter. Our dilemma is whether or not we should have another child. I’m 38 and my husband is 40. We have become comfortable with the fact that our daughter is getting more independent. We plan on doing a lot of traveling, and I will change jobs after I complete school. We are not sure about starting over with a baby. We are doing OK financially, and if we have a second child, it would have to be within the next year, while I finish my classes and can be home to be with the baby. Our daughter is well-adjusted, and we plan on putting her in activities such as dance and

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips gymnastics. We would like your opinion, and also to hear from parents who had only one child, as well as people who were raised without a sibling. – Maybe Only One in Georgia Dear Maybe Only One: If you are considering enlarging your family only so your daughter will have a sibling, I don’t recommend it. What the six-year age difference means is that your children will not grow up “together.” By the time the younger one is starting high school, the older one will be in college and gone. Even when they are closer

in age, it’s no guarantee that siblings will be close. I cannot – and should not – decide this for you. I am throwing your question open to my readers and will share their opinions with you. However, I’m sure they will be varied. Dear Abby: I am generally a conservative person. My 17-year-old son, “Leo,” asked for an ear piercing when he was 13. I wasn’t sure whether I liked the kind of impression it made, but because it was only one piercing, I agreed on the condition that he would stop at one hole. When Leo was 15, he begged to have dreadlocks. Thinking it was a phase, I allowed it even though I wasn’t thrilled. He has since cut off the dreads, but now says he

wants an eyebrow piercing. My son is a loving, wonderful, happy kid. He’s active in school, well-liked, and an excellent student in an advanced academic program. I couldn’t honestly think of a good reason to say no, even though this piercing freaks me out. I sense that Leo wants to do more piercings, but he’s respectful enough to wait awhile. My question is, what is a good reason to NOT agree to more piercings? Every argument I’ve thought of – unsightly, unsanitary, makes the wrong impression – is rather thin. My 12-year-old daughter wants to dye her hair purple. I’m saying no, but still have no good reason for that, either. Am I just too old-fashioned? – Not-With-It Mom in

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Dear Not-With-It Mom: Tell your son he was born with a perfect body. When you agreed to the ear piercing, it was on the condition that there would be only one piercing, and you expect him to keep his part of the bargain. If he asks for a further explanation, tell him it’s because he has enough holes in his head. As to your daughter, remember it’s only hair and it will grow out. If this is her only form of rebellion, consider yourself lucky. As to your being “too old-fashioned,” it’s a mother’s JOB to be old-fashioned. Keep up the good work. • Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Cirrhosis sufferers should try non-drugs for pain Dear Dr. K: I have cirrhosis of the liver. I also get tension headaches. What pain reliever can I take for my tension headaches? Dear Reader: One of the liver’s many jobs is detoxification – ridding the blood of toxins. Cirrhosis, a liver disease, interferes with the liver’s ability to detoxify substances in the blood. Your liver sees medications as toxins. When your liver is compromised, medications that are normally considered “safe” may no longer be safe for you. The safest pain medicine for someone with cirrhosis is acetaminophen (Tylenol). However, even this is more risky in people with cirrhosis. That’s because this medi-

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff cine can be toxic to the liver. There is some evidence that it may be more likely to injure a liver already damaged, such as from cirrhosis. I advise patients with cirrhosis not to take more than 2,000 milligrams (mg) in one day, or more than 650 mg per dose. That’s the equivalent of two regular-strength acetaminophen tablets. Take acetaminophen for the shortest time as possible. Some doctors believe it’s OK for people with cirrhosis to take as much as 3,000 milligrams (mg) in one day, but I’m more conservative.

Another frequently used non-prescription class of painkillers is the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and naproxen. Unfortunately, cirrhosis raises the risk of internal bleeding from NSAIDs. Also, cirrhosis makes the kidneys more vulnerable to injury from drugs, particularly NSAIDs. So I think it’s best for people with cirrhosis to avoid NSAIDs. When possible, use nondrug strategies to relieve pain. Here are some strategies you can try when you experience a tension headache: • Ice or heat, and rest. Numb the pain with an ice pack, wrapped in a towel and applied to your forehead and temples for 15 minutes

at a time. If muscle tension accompanies your head pain, apply heat packs to your neck and the back of your head. Retreating to a dark, quiet room to rest can also help. • Tai chi and yoga appear to reduce headache frequency and severity. But they don’t help relieve a headache once it has begun. • Acupuncture involves inserting fine needles into the skin. This may release endorphins, the body’s natural painkilling chemicals. Acupuncture can be used for relieving head pain as it occurs and for reducing headache frequency. • Biofeedback. Head pain is often triggered by muscle tension. During biofeedback sessions you’ll learn to recog-

nize when you’re tensing up the muscles in the back, neck, shoulders or head – and to relax them before they cause pain. Biofeedback treats and prevents tension headaches. • Massage. I’ve had several patients who have found that massage of the muscles in the back of the neck gave them relief, though I know of no studies proving its value. Finally, avoid situations that seem to bring on your tension headaches, such as working at a computer uninterrupted for several hours, or arguments with your children. It may reduce the number of tension headaches you get, and it won’t damage your liver.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

Teen’s mother is a weekend alcoholic monster Dr. Wallace: I’m 15 and live with my mother, who is divorced from my father and also from her second husband. During the week, when my mother works, she tells me how good I am, how much she loves me and how proud she is of me. But on the weekends, she turns into a monster. Mom is an alcoholic. She has a good job and rarely misses work because she only drinks on the weekends. When she is drinking, she is a different person. She says she hates me and wishes I were never born. I try to tell her to stop drinking, but she just says to mind my own business. She never hits me, but she threat-

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace ens to. Sometimes I wonder if, deep down, she really does hate me. What should I do when she is drinking? I would rather have no mother than one who drinks. – Nameless, Brunswick, Ga. Nameless: You need to join Alateen. Look up Al-Anon Family Groups in your local telephone book and call to ask where the nearest Alateen group meets, or write to Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – You must accept the inevitable to bypass some of the frustrations that stand between you and your goals. This year, dig in and do what needs to be done to make way for a brighter future. A moderate lifestyle will ease stress. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Focus on your home and make changes that ease your stress and add to your comfort. A change in direction may upset you, but the benefits will far exceed any discomfort you feel. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Make innovative moves that will ensure your financial and emotional freedom. Setting a goal and focusing on your destination will prove a sure strategy for happiness. Keep an open mind. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Lend a helping hand, and you will make new contacts and win support for your own goals. Opportunity is knocking; you need to answer the door. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Don’t let opposition stand between you and what you think is right. Choose your words wisely, and don’t mince them. Make sure your assessments are pointed and accurate. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Keep your eyes open. There will be plenty of obscure movements underway that could go easily unnoticed if you aren’t observant. Preparation and detail will counter any underhandedness. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – You need to go where the action is, and don’t be afraid to get physical. Participate and make a difference, but don’t expect everything to fall into place. Pay special attention to your budget. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Avoid letting a critic put pressure on you. Concentrate on the activities that you feel most comfortable doing, or devote some time to a creative hobby that brings you pleasure. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Make a personal change that will give you something to look forward to. Improve your appeal or fix up a space to help hone your domestic skills. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – A positive attitude and a plan will lead to satisfaction and gratification. Love is on the rise, and planning something special for someone will improve your relationship. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Stay calm and be realistic. You mustn’t feel threatened or pressured into doing something that you don’t want to do. Avoid taking on too much or being too accommodating. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Let your concerns be known. Schedule meetings or engage in an activity that will bring you knowledge. Explore your more creative ideas. Someone from your past will help you make a decision. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Make changes at home that will help you feel better about your future. A move to a location that offers greater professional or financial opportunities should be considered.

Beach, Va. 233454-5617. Alateen is a fellowship of teenagers who are relatives and friends of alcoholics. Your mother does love her daughter, but her love is trumped by drinking. Alcoholics usually hate themselves, which causes them to act as though they hate everyone around them. Because they can’t face their self-loathing, they take their hostility out on others. Don’t argue with Mom when she’s drinking; indeed, whenever possible, avoid being around her at all when she’s in that state. You will learn in Alateen that alcoholism is a disease. Though it cannot be cured, alcoholics can choose to stop

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hating themselves, stop drinking alcohol and begin leading happy, productive and loving lives. I know this is what you want for your mom. With courage, perseverance and support from Alateen, you can help bring this about. Dr. Wallace: I’m in my first year of college and required to pass two semesters of a foreign language. I decided to take French, but I’m having a tough time. I took three years of Spanish in high school and didn’t have one problem. That’s probably because my parents and I speak Spanish at home. My professor advised me to drop French with no grade and take Spanish next semes-

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ter. I really wanted to learn another language, but not at the expense of my grade point average. What do you think I should do? – Lupe, El Paso, Tex. Lupe: Take your professor’s advice. It is very difficult and time-consuming to learn a foreign language at the college level without prior classwork at the secondary-school level. Fulfill your foreign language requirement by taking Spanish. If you want to learn French, inquire if you can audit the class (take it without getting a grade) next year.

• Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@galesburg.net.

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The alternative great junior play The International Bridge Press Association jury does a tough job in choosing the annual award winners in four categories: bidding, declarer play, defense and juniors. This deal, which would have been my junior winner, could have also been in the declarer-play list. South was Adam Kaplan of New Port Richie, Fla. In the auction, one club showed 16-plus points; four clubs was a control-bid (cuebid); four spades was Roman Key-Card Blackwood; five clubs indicated one key-card (an ace or the heart king); five clubs asked for the heart queen; and six hearts showed that card and denied a sidesuit king. After winning with dummy’s spade ace, declarer cashed the heart ace. When East dropped the 10, South deduced that hearts were 3-1. He cashed dummy’s club king, played a club to his ace, and led his last spade. If West had found the best defense, discarding a diamond, declarer would have won with dummy’s spade king and led another spade, discarding his remaining diamond – the key play. Probably East would have led a spade, but Kaplan would have ruffed high, played a diamond to dummy’s ace, ruffed dummy’s diamond seven, and crossruffed the rest of the tricks. Instead, West trumped the second spade and returned his third heart. Kaplan claimed, saying that he would discard his last diamond on dummy’s spade king and ruff his two low clubs on the board. Brilliant, especially for someone who was only 16 years old.


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PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LARRY M. WOODS Deceased Case No. 11 P 61 INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION PUBLICATION NOTICE TO: Creditors and Claimants Unknown Heirs and Legatees 1. Notice is given of the death of Larry M. Woods, who died on April 20, 2011 a resident of Sandwich, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate and his/her address is: Daniel Woods, 928 N. Rebecca Place, Peoria, IL 61606. 3. The attorney for the estate is: Dawn M. Weekly - LEGACY LAW FIRM LLC, 21 W. Church St., Sandwich, IL 60548. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before June 1, 2014. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the Representative, or both. Any claim

(iii) The names of the title holders of record are: Bradford W. Shive and Leslie R. Shive (iv) A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: LOT 4 IN MEADOW VIEW SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED FEBRUARY 16, 1968 AS DOCUMENT NO. 341991 IN BOOK "O" OF PLATS, PAGE 31, BEING A RESUBDIVISION OF A PART OF OUTLOT "C" OF ELLFIELD ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DEKALB, IN THE SOUTH EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. (v) A common address or description of the location of the real estate is as follows: 8 Miller Court, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 (vi) An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: Names of mortgagors: Bradford W. Shive and Leslie R. Shive Name of mortgagee: Old Second Bank Kane County Date of mortgage: July 11, 2003 Date of recording: August 15, 2003 County where recorded: DeKalb County Recording document identification: 2003023860 /s/ Timothy J. Conklin Timothy J. Conklin, Attorney for the Plaintiff THE FOSTER GROUP, LLC

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