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Deal reached on bridge collapse $900K will go to fix Keslinger Road structure By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI Planning is underway to replace the Keslinger Road bridge that collapsed in August 2008, thanks to a recent $900,000 settlement with Enbridge Energy. The lawsuit filed in October 2011 was dismissed Thursday after DeKalb County and Afton Township officials reached an agreement that will allow crews to fix the bridge without any cost

to local government, DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack said in a news release. “We wanted to get a bridge to the citizens of Afton Township as quickly as we could,” said Assistant State’s Attorney Stephanie Klein, who has been working on the case for about a year. “We wanted to get one as quickly and at as little cost as possible to the citizens.” In the lawsuit, local officials claimed Welded Con-

struction trucks carrying more than the legal weight limit of about 36½ tons damaged the bridge on their way to an oil pipeline construction project for Enbridge Energy. Enbridge Energy transports crude oil and other liquids in North America, with two pipelines operating in DeKalb County. The Keslinger Road bridge, which crossed the Kishwaukee River between First Street and Anderland Road south of DeKalb, saw about

100 vehicles per day before construction traffic increased in June 2008. On Aug. 19, 2008, the bridge’s eight timber piles buckled, and the concrete deck split in two and plunged into the Kishwaukee River. Litigation was complicated because Enbridge Energy and Welded Construction representatives argued they should be responsible for the depreciated value of the bridge built in 1975, not the replacement

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A bridge on Keslinger Road west of South First Street in Afton Township collapsed on Aug. 19, 2008.

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Would help drug court participants By FELIX SARVER SYCAMORE – One man in the DeKalb County Drug Court program has to wake up at 3 a.m. to take a train to his job in DuPage County. As part of the program, the man has to stay in a supervised residential treatment program and work to pay rent at the treatment facility. Because there are no such sober living homes for men in DeKalb County, he has to travel to Addison for his job while also fulfilling his obligations to the DeKalb County Drug Court in Sycamore, said Marilyn Stromborg, drug court coordinator. Stromborg and other local drug court leaders want to make these circumstances a little easier for future drug court participants by opening a sober living home for men in Sycamore. City Council members revised Sycamore’s zoning rules to allow a sober living house near the courthouse in October, but leaders are still in the earliest planning stages. They haven’t selected a potential location. Of DeKalb County’s 35 or so current drug court participants, a third of them are men who stay in homes in places such as Addison, Elgin and Aurora, Stromborg said. The women typically stay at the Discovery House, which is run by the Ben Gordon Center in DeKalb.

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Steven Estes of DeKalb and Annie Baccetti of Sandwich share a laugh with Judge Thomas L. Doherty during their wedding ceremony Friday at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Sycamore. Estes is an Army fire support specialist and will be deployed to Afghanistan in December.

DeKalb County couple marry before his 3rd deployment By ANDREA AZZO SYCAMORE – DeKalb native Steven Estes soon will be deployed for a third time to Afghanistan. But this time, he’ll be doing it as a married man. Estes, a 24-year-old Army fire support specialist, married his girlfriend of more than two years – Sandwich

resident Annie Baccetti, 21 – Friday at the DeKalb County Courthouse. The couple planned to get married later in December, but Estes’ promotable status led his deployment date to be moved. “We work as a team pretty good,” Estes said. “I think in the future we’ll be well off.” About 15 close family members attended the wed-

deployment this time. When he comes home, he and Baccetti will move to El Paso, Texas, for a year while Estes is stationed at Fort Bliss. Baccetti isn’t looking forward to Estes being overseas. “It’s tough,” she said. “We Skype a lot when he’s over there.”

ding. Estes was dressed in his military uniform, and Baccetti wore a simple, white knee-length dress with lace detailing on the neck line. Estes seemed a little eager: He put the ring on her finger before Judge Thomas Doherty read Baccetti her vows. Estes, who has already served in Iraq and Afghanistan, anticipates a shorter

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“I’m looking forward to being with him every day and waking up next to him every morning.” Annie Baccetti of Sandwich, on marrying Steven Estes

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Trinity Lutheran Church’s monthly all-you-can-eat Country Breakfast: 7 to 10:30 a.m. at 303 S. Seventh St. in DeKalb. Donation is $7. Weight Watchers: 7:15 a.m. weigh-in, 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. meetings Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Hinckley Area Food Pantry: 8 to 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 324 W. McKinley Ave. Food distribution is available. Overeaters Anonymous Walkand-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at The Federated Church, 612 W. State St. in Sycamore.; Contact: Marilyn at 815-751-4822. NICE Food and Clothing Center: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, by appointment other days, at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. This nondenominational food pantry serves the southwest part of DeKalb County and the southeast area of Lee County. 815-824-2228. It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott St., Genoa, 800-452-7990; www. As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Learning to Live Al-Anon group: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Newman Catholic Center annex, Normal Road in DeKalb; Narcotics Anonymous: 10 to 11 a.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb; www.rragsna. org; 815-964-5959. Knights’ Saturday Burgers and More: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Club: 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Open to the public. Burger buffet: Noon to 2 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. The public is invited for lunch. Lightning games: 1:30 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Club, 311 S. Washington St.; www.genoavetshome. us or contact Cindy at crmcorn65@ or 815-751-1509. Back to Basics AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at Cortland Methodist Church, 45 Chestnut St., Cortland. Last Saturday is open meeting. 800-4527990; AA Speaker Open Meeting: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; Saturday Night AA(C): 10 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Sunday 24 Hours a Day AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Genoa American Legion Riders: 11 a.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St., Genoa. 815784-5967. Rockford Writers’ Guild: 1 to 3 p.m. at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent St., Rockford. DeKalb County writers are invited to meet with peers at monthly meetings. Visit www.rockfordwritersguild. com; click on “Meetings and Events for Writers” for map and schedule. Memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. at Nehring Gallery, Suite 204, 111 S. Second St., DeKalb. Free admission and open to all. www. Society for Creative Anachronism armored fighting practice: 4:30 p.m. behind Stevenson North at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. For Middle Ages-Renaissance history re-enactors. Visit or call 815739-5788 or 815-986-5403. Bread & Roses women’s chorus practice: 5:45 to 8 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. For information, call Patty Rieman at 815-758-4897 or visit www. DeKalb County Illinois NAACP Adult Chapter: 6 to 7 p.m. at New Hope Church at Twombly and Annie Glidden roads in DeKalb. Attendees discuss political, educational, social and economic equality to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. Contact: Kevin Chambliss at or 815-5017583. Steps And Traditions AA(C): 6 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 23, Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. No Longer Hopeless AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www.

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Great performances on stages big and small EDITOR’S NOTE Eric Olson A grown man feels kind of odd sitting in his office with songs from the musical “Annie” running through his head all day. I’m trying to do serious work here, editing stories, writing editorials and collating expense reports, and the whole time I’ve got songs from a musical about a spunky little orphan in 1930s America playing in my head. I resist the urge to sing the songs aloud, with varying degrees of success. I’ve been to see the Stage Coach Players’ production of “Annie” twice already, and I have tickets to see it again Saturday. Yes, my daughter Alayna Olson is in the cast as one of the many orphans. It’s a hard knock life for those little girls. So many people from our community have teamed up to put on the show. We’re lucky to have so many talented people in our community, and Stage Coach gives them a great outlet to perform. Both Maggie Madziarczyk and Kaitlin Jacobson have been great in the title role, which is a big challenge for an actress not yet in high school. Larry Breidenbach has committed to the role of Daddy Warbucks, shaving his head and belting out some good solos. Shela Lahey has a powerful voice in the role of his assistant, Grace. Terri Crain Goodman is Miss Hannigan, and her rendition of “Little Girls” is my wife’s favorite, as we’re also dripping with little girls at our house. Her daughter, Alise, is a tremendously cute Molly. Personally, I’m a fan of Frank Judd’s portrayal of that old softie, Burt Healy. Smile, darn you. There’s so much work that goes into putting on live theater. The actors work hard, but others including the director and her assistants, the tech crew and musicians play critical roles, too. Everyone has to work together and put in the rehearsal time to get it right. What’s also fun about these shows is immediately after the curtain drops, the actors come out into the lobby, and they’re people you know. I had a short conversation with cast member and DeKalb interim City Manager Rudy Espiritu after one of the shows. He makes a fine hobo in the number “Hooverville,” and the chorus of that song is now in my head. Beckett, the golden retriever and therapy dog who plays Sandy, is usually a big hit with the audiences afterward. Director Susan Price Johnson has done a great job leading the effort, and the community has supported the show. The remaining performances are completely sold out, although, if you go to the box office at the theater at

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Maggie Madziarczyk (second from left) plays the title character in Stage Coach Players’ production of “Annie.” Look at all those cute orphans. 126 S. Fifth St. in DeKalb before a show begins, someone may have turned in some tickets. Stage Coach’s next performance is “A Christmas Carol,” on Dec. 12-15. We’ll be there and hope you will be as well. Unfair weather fans: It’s warm inside the Stage Coach Theater. That wasn’t the case for the 18,000-plus who attended Wednesday’s game at Huskie Stadium at Northern Illinois University. If I’m going to keep going to those games, I’ll have to get a cushion or something to sit on. It took my backside about 30-45 minutes to thaw out after the Huskies’ 48-27 win. What’s going on with NIU football, though, is worth braving the cold. I heard some discussion the day after on WSCR-AM 670 “The Score” about how there’s not much interest in NIU football for some. I find that view perplexing. Look, I’m an Illinois guy, and proud of it, and if the Illini were playing the Huskies I’d have to wear the blue and orange. Then you all could mock me after NIU won. Yes, the Illini have had a rough couple of seasons – as many of you Huskies fans delight in pointing out – and NIU is doing something special. Not just because they have more Big Ten wins than Illinois this year. They’ve won 25 games in a row at Huskie Stadium. Quarterback Jordan Lynch is a special player, and I agree with Coach Rod Carey when he says Lynch deserves to be part of the Heisman conversation. The Huskies are 10-0, and the way they’ve played, particularly in the second half all year, has been exciting to watch. We’re not just out watching a football game, either. These games are often a showcase for our community, including its generosity. The firefighter/paramedics from DeKalb Firefighters Union Local 1236

raised enough money from T-shirt sales to give a new Chevy Silverado pickup truck to wounded veteran Charles Ligon on Wednesday. A great video of the presentation, along with Jim Cornelison’s always-impressive rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” is online now at Kudos to DeKalb firefighters Patrick Eriksen and Noah Millard, who took a leading role in the effort, and their comrades, all of whom pitched in to help. We’re lucky that NIU football has given DeKalb a big stage. The Huskies are a great college football team, and this is a great community, and we’re lucky to have both. Confidence crisis: And yet, despite the winning streak and the talent on the team, some fans still suffer that crisis of confidence when the home team falls behind. I blame those lovable losers, the Cubs. That team has conditioned their fans to expect defeat. As a self-defense mechanism, they learn to mentally brace themselves for it well in advance so it doesn’t sting quite so much when the inevitable happens. The inevitable has happened for Cubs fans, at various stages of the season, for more than 100 years. It permeates how you see sports if you’re not careful. Sports fans must fight this when they are watching a team that is not the Cubs. You are allowed to believe in NIU, and probably the Blackhawks, as well, if hockey’s your thing. If you are watching the Cubs and actively cheering for them, however, it is still best to brace yourself for the inevitable.

• Eric Olson is editor of the Daily Chronicle. Reach him at 815-756-4841, ext. 2257, email eolson@shawmedia. com, or follow him on Twitter @DC_Editor.


Identical twins share breast cancer, rare surgery By LINDSEY TANNER The Associated Press CHICAGO – Identical twins Kelly McCarthy and Kristen Maurer have shared a lot in their lives so when one was diagnosed with breast cancer, she urged the other to get tested, too. “You just do everything together, don’t you,” the doctor told Maurer before delivering the bad news that she, too, had the disease. Now the 34-year-old twins from Crown Point, Ind., are sharing a medical rarity: Maurer donated skin and fat tissue for McCarthy’s breast reconstruction. “It wasn’t a question, she didn’t have to ask me,” said Maurer, a college enrollment counselor. “Having a twin is very like having a child. You would do anything for them ... in a heartbeat.” The first successful organ transplant was between identical twins in Boston in 1954 and involved a kidney. Since then, identical twins have been involved in

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Identical twins Kristen Maurer (left) and Kelly McCarthy at Kelly’s mother-in-law’s house in Beecher. Kristen donated skin and fat tissue for Kelly’s breast reconstruction surgery that was performed Tuesday at the University of Chicago Medical Center by breast cancer surgeon Dr. David Song. many other transplant operations, involving kidneys and other organs, bone marrow, and stem cells. But breast reconstruction between identical twins has only been done a handful of times; Maurer and McCarthy, a nurse, are among the youngest patients. Identical twins are ideal donors because their skin, tissue and organs are perfect

genetic matches, explained Dr. David Song, chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center. And that eliminates the need for anti-rejection medicine, he said. Song performed the twins’ surgeries on Tuesday and both fared well. Typically, breast recon-

struction surgery involves implants and/or a woman’s own tissue, sometimes taken from the abdomen, thighs or buttocks. But McCarthy is among women who don’t have enough extra tissue; plus, radiation treatment damaged tissue near her breasts. So Maurer offered to be a donor. McCarthy said her sister’s sacrifice, “just so I can feel better about myself ... is really humbling.” With their blonde bobs, sparkling brown eyes and easy, engaging smiles, the twins are clearly mirror images of each other. Discovering breast cancer in identical twins isn’t unusual because of their exact genetic makeup, Song said. With twins, there’s also often a “mirroring effect,” with breast cancer developing in the opposite breast, he said. That’s what happened with McCarthy and Maurer. While their mother died from colon cancer last year, there was no family history of breast cancer.

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8BRIEF Emanuel, comic engage over deep-dish diss CHICAGO – Chicago’s mayor has delivered a message to comedian Jon Stewart: don’t diss his city’s prized pizza. Stewart denounced Chicago deep-dish pizza on “The Daily Show” this week as “an above-ground marinara swimming pool for rats.” His feigned tirade began during a Wednesday segment about hard feelings over North America’s tallest building, a title heading to New York from Chicago. The diss didn’t sit well with pie-loving Chicagoans. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office sent an anchovy-covered “real pizza” to “The Daily Show” with a note that said: “Jon, Deep Dish With Dead Fish. Love, Rahm.”

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DeKalb grad among top 4 FFA speakers nationally By DEBBIE BEHRENDS DeKALB – Kelsey Faivre was recognized as one of the top four extemporaneous speakers in the country among FFA competitors at the national convention in Louisville, Ky. Sarah Peterson, FFA adviser at DeKalb High School, called from the convention, held Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, with the news that Faivre was in the top four. She finished in fourth place. “I don’t know that DeKalb has ever had a student go this far,” said Peterson, in her second year as DeKalb’s adviser. Faivre graduated from DHS in May and is a freshman at Iowa State University. Faivre grew up on a grain farm and raised her own cattle from sixth grade on. She said she was in forensics and FFA all four years of high school. Peterson suggested Faivre try extemporaneous speaking as a senior. Last year, she won at the section, district and state levels before continuing to the national level this year. She explained the national field started with 46 speakers

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Highway department plans open house

Hampton Inn site vandalized

DeKALB – The DeKalb County Highway Department will host an open house Thursday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of county highways. The event will be from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday at the highway department facility at 1826 Barber Greene Road in DeKalb. For more information, call 815-765-9513.

DeKALB – DeKalb police are looking for vandals who broke into the Hampton Inn construction site on Annie Glidden Road. One or more people entered the hotel late Tuesday or early Wednesday and caused several thousands of dollars in damage to multiple items, said DeKalb Police Cmdr. John Petragallo. The incident was reported Wednesday.

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Police recovered evidence at the scene, Petragallo said. If you have any information about the incident, call DeKalb police at 815-7488400. You also can contact DeKalb County Crime Stoppers at 815-895-3272 or email Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 and reports can be made anonymously.

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Kelsey Faivre (right) is pictured with DeKalb High School FFA adviser Sarah Peterson at the FFA National Convention in Louisville, Ky. and was cut to 16 and finally four. Each time, the topic was different. She said her final topic was how agritourism can improve relationships between producers and consumers. “Basically, I think agritourism is positive for the agriculture industry. It gives farms and those involved in the industry an opportunity to give people from the city a firsthand look at where their food comes from. It can be positive when producers take the opportunity to represent their industry accurately and responsibly,” Faivre said.

She speaks highly of her FFA experience, saying that it taught her to work toward a common goal with people she probably wouldn’t have otherwise. “I learned to work with people that, as a leader, sometimes you have to get out of the way to give others a chance to step up,” Faivre said. An animal science major, she said she’s not sure what she wants to do after college. She said she sees a need to educate consumers on how their food is raised, and hopes to work as an advocate for the agriculture industry.


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Board-breaking event aids Sycamore child By ANDREA AZZO

To donate SYCAMORE – Billy Cho’s United Tae Kwon Do Center in Sycamore was packed on Friday with people lining up to break boards. It was all part of an effort to help the family of Tyler Neppl, an 8-year-old boy with neurofibromatosis, a hereditary, progressive genetic disorder which causes tumors to grow on nerves. Participants broke boards for $2 each to pay for the Neppl family’s medical bills. Dozens of people, even those who didn’t know Tyler, attended the fundraiser from as far away as Wisconsin. “This is overwhelming,” said Shaun Neppl, Tyler’s father. “Sometimes, you wonder about living in a small community like this, but ... this is what the community will do. They come together.” Tyler gets weekly chemotherapy shots to try to stop the growth of his tumors or shrink them. He has one tumor from his knee to ankle on one of his legs, one in the center of his brain and another in his eye. Every six to eight weeks, Tyler goes to a hospital in downtown Chicago for an MRI and has bloodwork done to see if he should continue chemotherapy. Despite all of the hospital visits, nearly everyone who

To help the Neppl family, donate to the Tyler Neppl Benefit Fund at National Bank and Trust, 1425 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore.

DeKALB – State Rep. Bob Pritchard is hosting a seminar Monday for retired state employees looking for details about their new health care options. Central Management Services representatives will offer sessions starting at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Carl Sandburg Auditorium at Northern Illinois University’s Holmes Student Center, 340 Carroll Ave., DeKalb. Retirees must select from the plan’s options during the open enrollment period of Nov. 12 through Dec. 13.

8OBITUARIES SHARON ‘KAYE’ BRUMMEL Born: July 10, 1940, in Aurora, Ill. Died: Nov. 15, 2013, in Shabbona, Ill. SHABBONA – Sharon “Kaye” Brummel, 73, of Shabbona, Ill., passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Prairie Crossing Living and Rehab Center in Shabbona. Born July 10, 1940, in Aurora, the daughter of James and Gladys (Gourley) Campbell, Kaye was united in marriage to Paul “Butch” Brummel on May 28, 1960, in Aurora, and they spent the next 53 happy years together. Kaye was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Lee and its Milan Catholic Ladies Group. She was able to stay home and be there for their two daughters, Sharlyn and Paula. She helped her husband, Butch, work in the fields and on the family farm. Kaye later went to work at Farm & Fleet in Sycamore where she made many new and wonderful friends. People still say they miss seeing Kaye in the housewares department. When her daughters were younger she was active with Brownies and Girl Scouts. Kaye loved her grandchildren and especially loved attending the many 4-H fairs where they showed their bucket calves, pigs, rabbits and sheep. She also enjoyed watching her granddaughters dance in “Just for Kicks.” Kaye liked visiting her grandkids at their colleges. She enjoyed seeing her granddaughter, Cierra, participate in Special Olympics. A highlight for Kaye was traveling to Arizona to visit with family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt who will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. Kaye is survived by her husband, Paul “Butch” Brummel; daughters, Sharlyn (Jeff) Larson and Paula (Ron) Bend; grandchildren, Ryan (fiancée Brittany) Larson, Zachary

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ABOVE: Tyler Neppl, 8, breaks a wooden board with a kick Friday at Billy Cho’s United Tae Kwon Do Center during break-a-thon to benefit him. Tyler has a rare genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis. His classmates, neighbors and friends came out to break boards at the tae kwon do center where he is an orange belt. LEFT: Felicia Kapity, 7, a yellow belt, breaks a board at the break-a-thon event. Photos by Monica Maschak –

knows Tyler said he’s a happy boy. “He’s an amazing child

and student,” said Kathy Spiewak, Tyler’s principal at North Elementary School.

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For more information, call Pritchard’s office at 815-7483494.

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Ill. cemetery search finds 1922 massacre victims HERRIN – Researchers believe their excavation of a southern Illinois cemetery has located the likely remains of people killed during a violent 1922 labor strike at a nearby coal mine. The Herrin City Cemetery search headed by Eastern Illinois University geologist Steven Di Naso and author Scott Doody found four coffins this week

Larson, Cierra and Sydney Bend, Mary (Justin) Evans, Grant Bend, and Delaney and Darby Bend; two great-grandchildren; two special nephews that were like her sons, and their families; as well as her extended family, Jerry, Debbie, Alanah and Jake Wieseler, and Kerry, Sandy, Ashton, Caity and Cody Pardridge. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Gladys Campbell; brother, Alfred Ross Campbell; and in-laws, Paul H. and Evelyn Brummel. A Mass to celebrate Kaye’s life will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at St. James Catholic Church, 221 Kirke Gate, Lee, with the Rev. Bonaventure Okoro celebrating. Interment will follow at St. James Calvary Cemetery in Lee. Friends may visit from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Nash-Nelson Funeral Home, 1001 E. Garfield St., Waterman. The Brummel family would like to thank Dr. Memon and the Kishwaukee Cancer Center, Unity Hospice and Dana Payton, and the Prairie Crossing Living and Rehab staff in Shabbona. A memorial in Kaye’s name is being established. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory. For information, visit or call 815-264-3362. To sign the online guest book, visit

ANTHONY CHRISTOPHER ‘CHRIS’ DuBOIS Born: April 1, 1970, in Buffalo, N.Y. Died: Nov. 14, 2013, in Sandwich, Ill. SOMONAUK – Anthony Christopher “Chris” DuBois, 43, of Somonauk, Ill., passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Valley West Hospital in Sandwich. Born April 1, 1970, in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of Jule and Barbara (Cray-

matching the description of those used for victims of the Herrin Massacre, the Carbondale Southern Illinoisan reported Friday. The digging also located the grave site for of Anton Molkovich, a decorated World War I veteran whose remains Doody had been seeking for years. The searchers plan to replace his marker. “It was a flood of relief to find the coffin hardware and layout of graves and know we had the right people,” said Doody, who in April published a book about the massacre.

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ton) DuBois, he married Kimberly Fuller on May 3, 1997, in Waterman. Chris graduated from Waterman High School in 1988. He joined the Somonauk Fire Department in 1993. Chris enjoyed Northern Illinois University football games, his children’s functions at school, family vacations and spending time with friends and family. He is survived by his wife, Kim DuBois of Somonauk; parents, Jule and Barbara DuBois of Polo; son, Jacob Ryan DuBois of Somonauk; daughter, Morgan Elizabeth DuBois of Somonauk; four sisters, Nona (Ron) Forster of Polo, Antoinette (Donald) Ayers of Richmond, Va., Shelley (Doug) Hoag of Tucson, Ariz., and Julie (John) Mihelic of Alabaster, Ala.; four brothers, Jule Jay DuBois Jr., Andrew (Ann) DuBois, Hart (Kristin) DuBois and Bruce DuBois, all of Polo; parentsin-law, Ron and Beverly Fuller; one sister-in-law, Ronda Fuller of Burns, Tenn.; one brother-in-law, Derek (Eva) Fuller of DeKalb; many aunts and uncles; 25 nieces and nephews; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by one brother, Patrick DuBois; grandparents, Edward and Edith Crayton and Florence DuBois; great-grandmother, Nana Mayme Guth; and his best friends, Mugsy and Cody. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk, with Pastor Del Keilman officiating. The visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk. Memorials can be directed to Jacob and Morgan DuBois education fund. For information or to sign the online guest book, visit www. To sign the online guest book, visit

“He always has a smile on his face, no matter what happens.”

There is no cure for neurofibromatosis. Tyler is the only one in his family with the disorder. Rachel Juarez, office manager of the tae kwon do center, helped organize the event because Tyler is one of her students. He is currently a third rank orange belt. “This little boy’s going through a lot,” she said. “It’s hard enough being a child these days. We wanted to rally around him and support him. He’s great, and he’s loved.” Erik Books, 10, is one of Tyler’s friends. He said he plays with Tyler and Tyler’s older brother, Carter, almost every day. “I’m there so much Tyler thinks of me as his brother,” he said. “We go in his basement and play [PlayStation 3], and we play football outside.” Jeff Fischer of Sycamore knows Tyler through a friend. He attended the fundraiser with his son. “You’re always thankful your kids are healthy, but you’ve got to help others, even when it’s not a holiday like Thanksgiving,” he said.

Chicago agency’s pension reform could be test case automatically become law 60 days after the Legislature passed it. Quinn, who is running for re-election in 2014, has been among the biggest champions of pension reform, but the Service Employees’ International Union is one of his top campaign contributors. Members of a bipartisan committee dealing with the state’s pension nightmare say the park district plan won’t necessarily be a blueprint for state reforms. But they say it could serve as a “test case” in the courts, which are expected to have final say on the constitutionality of any reform passed by the Legislature. “The unit of government engaged with its employees and came up with a plan and we passed it. It’s a very different path than we’ve taken with the state systems,” said Rep. Elaine Nekritz, a Democrat from Northbrook and committee member. The legislation would force park employees to put 3 percent more of their salaries into the system. It reduces annual cost-of-living adjustments to 3 percent or half the rate of inflation – whichever is less – and requires employees to work until age 58 to retire with full benefits after 30 years of service.

By KERRY LESTER The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – As pressure mounts on Illinois lawmakers to solve the state’s pension crisis, the passage of reforms for Chicago park district employees is being held up as an example of a cooperative approach, even as it poses a dilemma for Gov. Pat Quinn, a vocal supporter of reform. The plan’s relatively easy path contrasts sharply with the yearslong wrangling over the state’s $100 billion shortfall and Chicago’s $36 billion problem, which have diverted money from other services and led to higher government borrowing costs. Lawmakers adjourned Nov. 6, shortly after passing legislation dealing with the park district’s $971 million pension shortfall. The bill reflected a deal that was reached after successful negotiations between the Service Employees International Union and administrators, although the union has since raised concerns about a late change lawmakers made to the bill. Quinn hasn’t said yet what he’ll do with the measure. He could sign it, veto it, or do nothing and allow it to

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‘Hacktivist’ gets prison in N.Y. cyberattacks case By TOM HAYS The Associated Press NEW YORK – An unrepentant self-described “hacktivist” was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for illegally accessing computer systems of law enforcement agencies and government contractors. Before hearing his sentence, Jeremy Hammond told a Manhattan federal judge that his goal was to expose injustices by the private intelligence industry when he joined forces with Anonymous, the loosely organized worldwide hacking group that has stolen confidential information, defaced websites and temporarily put some victims out of business. “Yes, I broke the law, but I believe sometimes laws must be broken in order to make room for change,” he said. The Chicago computer whiz and college dropout insisted his hacking days are over but added, “I still believe in hacktivism as a form of civil disobedience.” More than 250 people wrote letters of support for Hammond, including Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame.

Defense lawyers asked that Hammond be sentenced to time served, 20 months. But U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska said Hammond’s previous hacking conviction and arrests for other smaller crimes demonstrated his disrespect for the law. She also said she was imposing the sentence sought by prosecutors because his own words from online chats revealed his motive was malicious. In one chat, Hammond wrote that he hoped to cause “financial mayhem” with one of his cyberattacks. “I’m hoping for bankruptcy, collapse,” he said. Hammond, 28, defied the judge by naming countries that had been victimized by the hacks moments after she had ruled they shouldn’t be disclosed. He later smiled and waved to his supporters in the courtroom as deputy U.S. marshals led him away through a rear door. The FBI caught Hammond last year with the help of Hector Xavier Monsegur, a famous hacker known as Sabu who helped law enforcement infiltrate Anonymous.

8STATE BRIEFS $3,000 reward offered for missing Chicago felon CHICAGO – Authorities are offering a $3,000 reward for a Chicago man who disappeared from the city’s downtown federal courthouse after a judge revoked his bond. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago said Friday that 32-yearold Ignacio Torres Jr. has been the subject of an “intensive search.” The incident happened Tuesday when Torres apparently left the courthouse after his hearing. A judge ordered him taken into custody amid allegations he threatened to kill someone who’d cooperated with prosecutors in his drug case.

Appeal court upholds Dixon official’s sentence CHICAGO – A federal appeals court is upholding a nearly 20-year prison sentence for a thieving former bookkeeper who stole almost $54 million from the city of Dixon. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago unanimously upheld Rita Crundwell’s 235-month sentence on Friday. Crundwell pleaded guilty to wire fraud and was sentenced in February to about 20 years in prison. Prosecutors say Crundwell stole the money over 22 years as Dixon’s bookkeeper, even while the city was having trouble paying its bills. She used the money to live

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Illinois students to march in select parade band CHICAGO – Nine Illinois student musicians have been selected to be part of the Great American Marching Band, marching in this year’s annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Their assistant director is also from Illinois: Barry Houser from the University of Illinois. The parade band is comprised of 185 student musicians from 50 states.

NCSA plans to use federal grant to organize data CHAMPAIGN – The National Science Foundation has given the University of Illinois’ National Center for Supercomputing Applications more than $10 million to develop software to manage vast amounts of uncurated digital scientific data. The NCSA said Thursday it will use the money over five years to develop systems that it says will turn vast amounts of currently unorganized information into usable data. Initially the software will be aimed at geoscience, biology, engineering and social science. The NCSA says it will work with faculty at the University of Illinois, Boston University and the University of North Carolina.


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‘Batkid’ fights crime with Batman in San Francisco By PAUL ELIAS The Associated Press

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Miles Scott (right), dressed as Batkid, walks with Batman before saving a damsel in distress Friday in San Francisco. San Francisco turned into Gotham City, as city officials helped fulfill Scott’s wish to be “Batkid.” Scott is a leukemia patient from Tulelake in far Northern California. of a trampoline, as the crowd roared. They rescued the woman and disabled a plastic replica bomb she was tied to. The two masked superheroes then took off to nab the Riddler as he robbed a downtown bank. A flash mob will summon Batkid later in the day for another crime – the diabolical kidnapping of the San Francisco Giants mascot – Lou Seal – by the Penguin. A grateful Mayor Ed Lee will give Miles a key to the city after the crooks are corralled. “When you have an illness, it’s very important to know you have a support system,” said Gina Futrell, 51, who was going to take part in the flash

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LAPD investigates delay in help for TSA worker By TAMI ABDOLLAH The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – An airport police union spokesman said Friday that medical attention for a Transportation Security Administration officer shot by a gunman was delayed because a Los Angeles Police Department officer told other responders the man was dead. LAPD said it would investigate whether the veteran officer hindered efforts to rescue TSA Officer Gerardo Hernandez, who lay on the floor helplessly bleeding for 33 minutes after a Nov. 1 shooting attack at Los Angeles International Airport. The investigation, which is routine any time allegations are made about an officer, will be conducted in addition to a review of whether paramedics were kept too long from Terminal 3 to attend to victims after suspect Paul Ciancia had been

shot and taken into custody. Ciancia could face the death penalty if convicted of a federal murder charge. He is accused of targeting TSA workers in a vendetta against the federal government, shooting Hernandez, two other TSA workers and a teacher with an assault rifle. He remains hospitalized. Hernandez bled about 20 feet from an exit as ambulances and rescue workers gathered nearby waiting for commanders to determine the chaotic scene was safe enough to enter, according to two law enforcement officials, who were briefed on the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity because an investigation was ongoing. Formal conclusions could take months, but what’s known raises the possibility that a lack of coordination between police and fire officials prevented speedy treatment for Hernandez and other victims.

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by almost 3 billion gallons the amounts of ethanol and other biofuels blended into gasoline in 2014 than the law requires. The 2007 law tried to address global warming, reduce dependence on foreign oil and prop up the rural economy by requiring oil companies to blend billions of gallons of biofuels into their gasoline each year. But politicians who wrote the law didn’t anticipate fuel economy to improve as much as it has in recent years, which reduced demand for gasoline. Meanwhile, next-generation biofuels, made from agricultural waste such as wood

chips and corncobs, have not taken off as quickly as Congress required and the administration expected. President Barack Obama has championed biofuels since his days representing Illinois in the Senate, and his administration has resisted previous calls to lower biofuel volumes or repeal the law. EPA officials said they were still committed to alternative fuels as part of a comprehensive energy strategy. If the EPA stuck to the volumes mandated by law, the amount of biofuel required would generate more ethanol than many engines can safely han-


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Typhoon-stricken Philippine town rebuilds The ASSOCIATED PRESS GUIUAN, Philippines – People swept dirt from the pews and wiped clean the mud-covered, ornate tile floors of a church. The sound of hammers hitting nails and the buzzing of chain saws reverberated in the streets. Debris was piled on corners and set ablaze. And amid all this activity, a stream of bodies continued their final journey toward a hillside mass grave where nearly 170 had been buried by Friday afternoon. One week after Typhoon Haiyan razed the eastern part of the Philippines, killing thousands and leaving at least 600,000 homeless, resilient residents of the disaster zone were rebuilding their lives and those of their neighbors. An international aid effort gathered steam, highlighted by the helicopter drops conducted from the

American aircraft carrier USS George Washington. But the storm victims moved ahead – with or without help from their government or foreign aid groups. Peter Degrido, a coast guard reservist, was one of the 35 workers trying to move an overturned passenger bus from a road leading to the airport in Guiuan, a town on Samar island. They hitched the bus to a truck with steel cables and made slow progress. Ahead of them lay many downed electricity poles that must be moved next. “We’re clearing debris from the roads leading to the airport and the port so that relief goods and medicine can arrive faster,” Degrido said. “It’s devastating to see this. But people are slowly recovering.” The Philippines’ main disaster response agency raised the death toll Friday to 3,621, up from the previous

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Continued from page A1 cost, according to Schmack’s news release. It also was complicated by the relationship between the two defendants: Enbridge Energy had contracted with Welded Construction to build the oil pipeline, but local officials alleged it was Welded Construction’s trucks that caused the damage, the news release states. Local officials complimented state Rep. Bob Pritchard, a Hinckley Republican, for en-

Cruz was hammering together a bed, using scavenged rusty nails. He has already built a temporary shelter out of the remains of his house in Guiuan, about 100 miles from Leyte’s devastated cap-

China to ease 1-child policy, abolish labor camps By GILLIAN WONG The Associated Press BEIJING – China’s leaders announced Friday the first significant easing of its one-child policy in nearly 30 years and moved to abolish its labor camp system – addressing deeply unpopular programs at a time when the Communist Party feels in-

creasingly alienated from the public. Beijing also pledged to open state-dominated industries wider to private competition and ease limits on foreign investment in e-commerce and other businesses in a sweeping reform plan aimed at rejuvenating a slowing economy. The extent of the long-de-

bated changes to the family planning rules and the labor camp system surprised some analysts. They were contained in a policy document issued after a four-day meeting of party leaders one year after Xi Jinping took the country’s helm. “It shows the extent to which Xi is leading the agenda. It shows this generation of

said families in which at least one parent was an only child would be allowed to have a second child. Previously, both parents had to be an only child to qualify for this exemption. Rural couples also are allowed two children if their first-born child is a girl, an exemption allowed in 1984 as part of the last substantive changes to the policy.

leaders is able to make decisions,” said Dali Yang, a China expert at the University of Chicago. “This is someone who’s much more decisive, who has the power, and who has been able to maneuver to make the decisions.” Far from sweeping away all family planning rules, the party is now providing a new, limited exemption: It

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Annie Baccetti of Sandwich and Steven Estes of DeKalb wait for guests to arrive Friday at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Sycamore before their marriage. Estes is an Army fire support specialist and will be deployed to Afghanistan in December.

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Continued from page A1 The deployment isn’t easy for the rest of the family, either. Estes’ father, Eric, said his son has spent a lot of time in combat. “It’s hard, but we’re extremely proud,” said Eric Estes, who is an Army veteran. “We’ve gotten a lot of support from the community, like people who gave us care packages.” For now, the couple plan to spend as much time as they can together in the next couple of weeks.

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“When they’re together, they’re constantly together,” Eric Estes said. “As soon as he comes home, they’re together 24-7.” Catlyn Cochrane, Steven Estes’ stepsister, said her brother was very silly when they were growing up, but is maturing and growing into a good man. Eric Estes II, his brother and a former Ma-

rine, agrees. “[Annie] has helped him handle situations,” Eric Estes II said. “He was always the fighter type, but now, not so much. She’s changed him.” Antonietta Baccetti, Annie’s mother, had some advice for her daughter. “Respect each other, and don’t take each other for granted,” she said. Annie Baccetti said she is excited about spending the rest of her life with Steven. “I’m looking forward to being with him every day,” she said, “and waking up next to him every morning.”

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ital of Tacloban. The side of the new house is open. A statue of Jesus stands on a table. On the ground is a broken mirror. “Temporary,” he shrugs, referring to the house and their status. “We’re on our own, so we have to do this on our own,” the 40-year-old said as his wife and mother slept on a nearby table. “We’re not expecting anybody to come and help us.” Elsewhere in town, one man was selling skewers of meat, and a couple of kiosks were selling soda and soap. Everywhere, freshly washed clothes lay drying in sun. Guiuan was one of the first towns hit by the typhoon. It suffered massive damage, but casualty figures were lower than in Tacloban and elsewhere because it was largely spared from storm surges. While many have left the disaster zone, some chose to stay and help.

“[State Rep. Bob Pritchard] was the go-between. He really represented us the way we would hope a state representative would be there for us.” County Board Chairman Jeff Metzger couraging both sides to consider what was best for the public, and former Chief Deputy Sheriff Kevin Hickey, who compiled a report on what caused the bridge to collapse. “He was the go-between,” County Board Chairman Jeff Metzger said of Pritchard. “He really represented us the way

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we would hope a state representative would be there for us.” Meanwhile, engineering work needed to repair or completely replace the bridge started about a month ago, County Engineer Nathan Schwartz said. He hopes to get bids in June


and have construction start in the fall. Officials want to replace the bridge, rather than repairing the remaining pieces, but they’ll have to evaluate the finances after more engineering work is finished, Schwartz said. They might be able to use federal funds for the bridge project as well. County officials previously estimated the cost to replace the bridge at $933,000. “We’re a long ways from knowing those exact numbers,” Schwartz said, “because we just started the design of it.”

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But some of them also stay in homes outside the county, she said. It’s a situation that is difficult for everyone involved with the drug court, Stromborg said. The men need to be close to the program at the courthouse in Sycamore just like the women, but all of the sober living homes for men are outside the county, she said. “Our program is very structured and evidence-based and these people living in Lake, Kane or DuPage County… we can’t just offer [them] the same kind of intensive services,” she said. The drug court program is divided into five phases, with the first four lasting about three months and the last one lasting about two months. After the first phase, candidates must stay in a sober living home or a similar facility. It’s there the residents are supervised by a house manager and the drug court team. They have to do chores, attend counseling sessions and other meetings, Stromborg said. Drug court participants also build relationships with others committed to sobriety in these residential programs, which is essential for long-term sobriety, Stromborg said. But those important relationships might be of little use if they moved back

to DeKalb County during the phases of the program. “They have to start all over from scratch,” Stromborg said. DeKalb County Drug Court officials visited with Will County Drug Court officials to see how their sober living homes were established and run, Stromborg said. Julie McCabe-Sterr, Will County Drug Court coordinator, said four years ago they set up a home for men and a year and a half ago they created a home for women in Joliet. “I believe it increases our success rate because the people are more locally supervised,” McCabe-Sterr said. “It improves the quality of our program because they build rapport with the other guys in the house and build a sober living network.” The police have never been called to the homes in the time they’ve been established, McCabe-Sterr said. The only time they come is to bring their K-9 units to sniff for drugs, which is part of how the homes are supervised, she said. The Will County Drug Court team also organized community meetings to introduce residents to their neighbors. “People’s perception of these people is that they are hardened criminal thugs,” McCabe-Sterr said. “But in reality they are nonviolent offenders who’ve done drugs and they are extremely supervised.”


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Glimmer of hope for pension reform

8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Setting record straight on ethanol

used for fuel, about twice the rate in 2006. The actual percentage, according to the USDA, was 39 To the Editor: percent on a gross basis. AP failed The Daily Chronicle recently to report that one-third of all ran Associated Press articles bushels of corn used to produce about the negative effects of ethanol also produce livestock ethanol and ethanol production. Unfortunately, the article misses feed as a co-product. So ethanol’s net use of the U.S. corn supply is the mark both in accuracy and balance. 26 percent. One of the most egregious Unfortunately, these aren’t the claims is that five million acres only mistakes in the AP article. AP of land have been pulled out of incorrectly makes assumptions conservation programs, while 1.2 about corn prices, greenhouse million acres of virgin grassland gases, fertilizer application and have been converted to corn the growth of conservation production. AP used government programs. satellite data to arrive at these In each case, a review of indefigures. Had they looked at actual pendent studies and information data rather than satellite pictures, readily available from the USDA they would have come to a much proves their assumptions wrong. different conclusion. We like to think of the AP as a A recent study of historical land source of reliable, balanced news use patterns across seven Midand information. In this case, western states – including Illinois nothing could be farther from the – showed little net movement of truth. habitat to cropland and negligible impact on land use even by Philip Nelson President, Illinois Farm Bureau federal program crops or those covered by crop insurance. Since Bloomington 2007, only three percent of the total land area in the seven-state Complicated reactions at time of assassination study area shifted away from To the Editor: grassy habitat. I was a first-year middle school The article states that 44 percent of last year’s corn crop was English teacher in Lubbock, Texas,

when President Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963. My students, 12- and 13-yearolds, returned from lunch with the news. I was horrified, first by the news, then by the attitude of my students. They were happy. This was an upper middle-class neighborhood, and because these students were “happy,” I tried not to react too badly toward them, knowing full well they were only reflecting their parents’ views. I found a very conservative teacher “counseling” her little following on the fact that one did not kill a president just because one did not approve of them. She bragged to me about what she was doing. I went to the school office and asked the school secretary if we could have a moment of silence since we prayed every morning. She reluctantly agreed. There are so many dynamics to these stories of “where were you?” This was not an act from nowhere ... even though Lee Harvey Oswald seemed to come from nowhere. One of my best friends had told me two years earlier that she wished Kennedy would die ... or be killed? I don’t remember, but I know we had nothing much to say to each other after that.

An odd coincidence is that in 2004, my husband had his last Fulbright to Minsk, Belarus. We lived two blocks from where Lee Harvey Oswald worked for 2 1/2 years. We were shown the building early on in our time there, as if that is what Americans would like to see. There was one note of extreme sadness from a student in my classroom that day, and her reaction muted the overt happiness of others. As the daughter of a state senator, she had actually danced with President Kennedy at his inauguration. She was hysterical. I took her in my arms and held her while the other students looked on. Finally, she went out of the room. The students came back after that long weekend humbled. I guess their parents realized what they had done. The impact on my husband and me was so dramatic that when Watergate unfolded, we said nothing negative to our young sons about President Nixon until the Saturday Night Massacre ... then we lost it! Never did we say he should die. That would never occur to us. Betsy Whisenhunt Sycamore

Misguided attempts to import the French way Readers of The New York Times must have been confused the other day when the paper ran an article titled “Under Strain, France Examines Its Safety Net.” Because the Times is ultra-liberal on its editorial page – pretty much advocating every entitlement possible – the hard news story seemed somewhat out of place. It chronicled the enormous benefits that French citizens receive. Paid child care, free higher education, free health care, a mandatory five weeks of paid vacation, monthly government payments for each child, two years of government-paid unemployment insurance, generous pensions – the list is endless. But there is huge trouble in the socialist paradise. Times reporter Alissa J. Rubin wrote this: “The spiraling costs of cradle-to-grave social welfare programs have all but exhausted the French government’s ability to raise the taxes necessary to pay for it all, creating growing political problems for President Francois Hollande, a Socialist. ... Investors are shying away from the layers of government regulation and high taxes.” The French economy is stalled because employers must pay 48 percent of every worker’s salary to the government. That means that for every $1,000 a hotel clerk

VIEWS Bill O’Reilly receives in gross pay, another $480 goes from the hotel to Paris. So fewer jobs are created and more French people are unemployed because employers get hammered when they hire anyone. But that’s OK for many over there. Rubin’s article quotes an unemployed guy named Louis Paris: “You cannot take away guns from Americans, and in the same way you cannot take away social benefits from French people. They won’t stand for it.” There are about 66 million people living in France; about 314 million reside in the USA. Yet the Democratic Party and President Barack Obama want to create a French-style nanny state here despite the evidence that France is falling apart economically. Does that make any sense? And how can an ultra-liberal newspaper such as The New York Times continue to advocate a nanny state when its hard-news pages are full of stories about

Greece, Italy, France and other countries in dire economic trouble because of entitlement debt? The answer lies in crazy ideology. Some liberals (and conservatives on other matters) are so committed to their philosophy that they don’t care about reality. As long as the program fits into their utopian vision, they’ll support it, no matter what the consequences. Here’s backup for that statement. I submit that President Obama and all the Democratic politicians who voted for Obamacare never even read the proposed bill. Nancy Pelosi admitted it. So now, when chaos reigns, they act surprised that things aren’t working. There comes a point when ideology has to be put aside and what’s good for the country must be embraced. France is a selfish nation that is going down the drain economically because the folks there want stuff and economics be damned. The United States is not far behind.

• Veteran TV news anchor Bill O’Reilly is host of the Fox News show “The O’Reilly Factor” and author of many books, including the newly released “Killing Jesus.”

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Thumbs up: To a glimmer of hope for a vote on pension reform. Illinois lawmakers have been told by an aide to Speaker Michael Madigan to be ready for a special session on Dec. 3, when they potentially could take a vote on a plan to address the state’s $100 billion pension crisis. We have persistently called on legislators to address this issue, which has sapped state resources and left it with the lowest credit rating of any state in the union. Although lawmakers still appear far from voting on a resolution on the matter, signs of progress are better than nothing. Thumbs up: To a big day at Northern Illinois University. On Wednesday afternoon, new President Douglas Baker was inaugurated, giving the new president a chance to address changes already underway and talk about his plans to focus on students’ future career success as a way of showing that the substantial investment in a college education is worth it. Then that evening, focus shifted to Huskie Stadium, where the football team notched a big 48-27 win against Ball State before an announced crowd of 18,290 and 1 million viewers who watched on ESPN2. Thumbs up: To holiday giving. The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign kicked off in DeKalb and Sycamore this week with a goal of raising $70,000. Although most of the fundraising is done in November and December, the funds support the organization all year long. Capt. Michael Cho said the funds are crucial and the need continues to increase. There are several ways to help out, including bell ringing, donating food and helping with distribution. Call 815-756-4308 for more information. Thumbs up: To giving those in uniform the recognition they deserve. Veterans Day was Monday, but the week was filled with examples of our local community thanking those who serve. In addition to the usual observances held every year at schools and colleges, there was a small motorcade of volunteers who visited four local retirement centers to bring services and recognition to elderly veterans unable to attend off-site events, and Wednesday’s Northern Illinois University Huskies game was dedicated to men and women in the service. Veterans were recognized, players wore special Heroes jerseys that are being auctioned off to support a veterans charity, and firefighters who have been raising funds for months saw their efforts come to fruition when they presented a truck to a wounded veteran. Thumbs down: To street crime. DeKalb police charged Benjamin Evans, 27, of DeKalb, with shooting a gun Wednesday afternoon during a fight in an apartment complex parking lot, about a week after a gas station clerk was robbed at gunpoint and about two weeks after a dozen people were charged in connection with a fight in the Travel Inn parking lot. Our community has so many business leaders, volunteers, teachers, police officers and others who work hard to make this a pleasant, prosperous place to live. It should go without saying that we don’t welcome those who engage in violence, but we also applaud increased cooperation between DeKalb and NIU police and hope their tactics minimize these types of crimes in the future.


Thanksgiving spirit evolves Thanksgiving is about two weeks away, and this year’s holiday includes a helping of controversy as Christmas shopping further encroaches on it. With the late Thanksgiving date – it’s only four weeks from Christmas this year – and continuing a retail trend, more stores will be open on Thanksgiving instead of waiting for Black Friday, meaning more people will be working on the holiday and more people will be leaving home to go to the stores. That has spawned some protests and even a Save Thanksgiving Facebook page. Critics say the intent of Thanksgiving has gone from giving to gluttony to greed (although, we should point out, if you’re buying Christmas gifts, you’re giving). But Thanksgiving has been evolving for almost 400 years, and the true meaning of it has been dulled over the years. Thanksgiving started in the late 17th century to celebrate a bountiful harvest and to share the fruit of that labor with others. That’s the plain and simple version of the holiday for those who want to remain pure to its intentions. Since then, we’ve added parades, football games, presidential pardons of turkeys, overeating, late afternoon naps and Black Friday planning. Within the last four years or so, we’ve added Christmas shopping as Black Friday sales began to commence on Thursday. Any inhibition some retailers might have had about encroaching upon Thanksgiving is gone. Some don’t even wait for the Thanksgiving weekend. Walmart and got an early start, beginning their online Black Friday deals on Nov. 1, which was a Friday but four weeks ahead of the traditional day-after-Thanksgiving Black Friday. Retailers are caught in a recovering economy during a critical time – it’s estimated chains can make up to 40 percent of their revenue during the last two months of the year. They’re responding to the demand of shoppers, some of whom are off on Thanksgiving Day but not the day after. Not everyone celebrates the holiday the same way. Some people would like to see the true spirit of the holiday honored, with people volunteering on Thanksgiving and serving meals to the less fortunate or staying home with family and friends. They can do that. Others may want to go shopping instead of watching the fourth football game of the day. They can do that, too We live in America where you have that choice. That’s something worth giving thanks for. Green Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette

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Low pressure will drag a warm front through the area with mainly afternoon showers. Southerly winds will also help in warming temperatures to near 60 with some gusts up to 25 mph. A cold front will move through with a few showers along with warm temperatures. Monday and Tuesday will be breezy and much colder as an area of Canadian high pressure builds in.








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Features editor Inger Koch •


Tie one on this Thanksgiving


By JENNIFER FORKER The Associated Press

very apron tells a story, according to EllynAnne Geisel, who collects vintage aprons and sews her own. Yet despite the nostalgic appeal of old aprons, many crafters still enjoy making their own. Some are elaborate, with ruffles and embellishments, while other are simple and can be made quickly – perhaps in time for Thanksgiving. Geisel, of Pueblo, Colo., curates a traveling museum exhibit, Apron Chronicles, launched in 2004 with 150 vintage aprons and 46 stories and images. She hopes to get people reflecting on their apron memories. “When we tie on our own aprons, we in a sense bring (our loved ones) back,” Geisel says. She includes many of the hundreds of stories she’s Online heard in “The Apron Book” (Andrews McMeel lishing, 2006), which also includes instructions for sewing three basic patterns that pay homage to vintage apron styles. In the book, one woman remembers her grandmother, a farmer’s wife, by holding onto her white cotton bib apron. A man recalls his mother wearing her dressy apron when hosting her afternoon bridge club. Another woman treasures her old white apron, covered in her three young daughter’s handprints, now that the girls are grown. Geisel was among those who threw down their aprons during the 1960s when aprons seemed to some a symbol of women’s oppression and household drudgery. “Women tossed them – even those lovingly sewn by their own mothers and grandmothers – straight into the giveaway bag,” she writes. In recent years, aprons have made a comeback, especially among younger women – and men – and in introductory sewing classes. Check the usual places online – Pinterest, Etsy and crafters’ blogs – to find hundreds of handmade aprons, vintage and new. “I think we just got tired of looking alike,” explains Geisel. “There’s nothing wrong with shopping out of a catalog, but what was lost is our understanding that our clothing and our homes are arenas where we can express creativity.” An apron is a good first sewing project, says sewing instructor Nicole Smith, of Brooklyn, N.Y., who also works at “It’s a great way to learn a machine,” she says.

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These vintage aprons are from “The Apron Book,” by EllynAnne Geisel. Every apron tells a story. “When we tie on our own aprons, we in a sense bring (our loved ones) back,” says Geisel. Despite the nostalgia of wearing an old apron, crafters still enjoy hand-making their own. “You can make the apron as complicated as you want.” Her apron-sewing classes attract men with specific criteria: “The guys would add things to their butcher aprons, such as a partitioned pocket, to store the tools they were using while cooking,” she says. Students often return later for help personalizing their handiwork with embroidery or appliqué, Smith says. Yvette Martinez of Brighton, Colo., sews aprons – and only aprons. Don’t ask her to sew pajamas or to hem pants; that’s not fun, she says. She has made about 75 aprons in two years, most of them for friends. “I just have a passion for aprons. I love, love, love how unique they each are and can be,” Martinez says. “It’s fun how you can use so many different notions and buttons and zippers and lace and ribbon and all

kinds of pretty things to make them fashionable and unique.” She favors the halter-style bib apron, and recommends using oil-cloth fabric because it wipes clean with a damp cloth. The easiest apron to make? Attach ribbon to a dish or flour-sack towel. “All the edges are finished, so all you need to do is find something you’d like to use as the tie,” says Smith. “And it’d be really useful all (Thanksgiving) day.” Geisel is asking readers to put on an apron the day before Thanksgiving for Tie One On Day, which promotes gestures of kindness. “It’s an opportunity to do an act of kindness before giving thanks on Thanksgiving,” Geisel says. “There are so many people who need to know they are not invisible.” Find out more at her website, Apron Memories.


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FAMILY TIME | Backyard birdfeeding tips for children

Tip of the week Parents and children enjoy spending quality time together, but it’s not always easy to find shared interests. The backyard, however, can provide the perfect place for generations to meet when parents help kids learn the delights of bird-watching and bird-feeding. Interacting with backyard birds benefits children on many levels, including teaching them the responsibility of caring for other living things to nurturing their appreciation of nature. Fall and winter are the perfect times to introduce kids to backyard bird care; as food sources dwindle in their natural habitat, birds will frequent a backyard where feeders serve up seed and suet daily. The experts at Cole’s Wild Bird Products offer some guidance for families launching bird feeding lessons: FEEDER FACTS:

Different bird species like different types of feeders, but some styles, such as tube feeders, will attract a large variety of birds. Basic bird feeder styles include: • Tube – Best for serving seed, tube feeders keep the contents clean and dry, providing birds with access to the food through feeding ports. They’re great all-purpose feeders and will attract the most variety of songbirds. It’s important to clean tube feeders regularly, so choose a model that’s easy to clean. • Bowl feeders – If separating seeds into different feeders gets too complicated, bowl feeders can be an all-in, easy solution. Bowl feeders can accommodate a variety of feed types, from seed and suet to mealworms, fruits and nuts. Bowl feeders are especially good starter feeders for children since they are easy to fill and clean. • Suet feeders – During cold winter months, suet is an essential source of energy for birds. Suet feeders can range from a simple mesh onion bag to a wire or plastic mesh box that affixes to a tree, or post. Woodpeckers, warblers, nuthatches, titmice, jays and chickadees love suet. Whatever styles of feeder you choose – and a mix is ideal – be sure to select feeders that are sturdy enough to withstand winter weather and unwanted visitors, like squirrels. They should be tight enough to keep seeds dry, and easy to disassemble for cleaning. Most importantly, keep them maintained


and stocked – if you neglect to feed them, birds will go elsewhere. FOOD FUN: In order to attract birds, it’s important to serve high-quality food. Seed blends with too much cheap seed, known as fill, won’t satisfy birds, and you’ll end up with a mound of discarded fill under feeders and few feathered friends in your backyard. Here are some basic foods birds look for in winter: • Suet – Long gone are the days when serving suet was a messy proposition. Kids can serve suet without messing up their little hands when you choose convenient suet cakes, kibbles, nuts and pearls. Many of these suet options are mixed with other treats birds love, such as nuts, grains and berries. You can even find options with habanero pepper infused in the fat to dissuade squirrels from dining on the suet. • Seed – Many songbirds favor seeds, and in winter it can be difficult for birds to find seeds in nature. From black oil sunflower seeds and Niger to seed mixes, it’s important to serve a variety of high-quality seeds. Choose mixes with large proportions of sunflower seeds and avoid ones with fillers like wheat, milo and corn; birds will pick out the appealing seeds and kick out the filler. • Dried mealworms – Although the name might imply an “ick factor” that appeals to kids, serving dried mealworms is easy and mess-free. High in protein, mealworms are favored

Lodus Walter will celebrate her 100th birthday with a gathering from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Chapel in the Pines, Sycamore. Cards only please. No gifts.

To the Editor: The Genoa Lions Club would like to thank everyone who attended our fifth annual Oktoberfest. The profits support our many community projects, including G-K High School scholarships, G-K Student of the Year awards, G-K Spelling Bee, Lake Shabbona Fishing Derby for the Blind, Ski for Sight cross country skiing weekend for the blind, Genoa Food Pantry, eyeglass and hearing aid assistance, Center for Sight and Sound, Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society, Walcamp, and many others. We also thank the following sponsors that contributed to our success: National Bank & Trust, Genoa Veteran’s Home, Genoa Park District, Genoa Police Department, Waste Management, Genoa-Kingston High School Boosters, Moscato’s Pizza, Corner Grill, Kishwaukee HealthSystem, Illinois Community Credit Union, Benzinger Printing, Hill’s Tap, Anderson Auto Body, Genoa Motor’s, Genoa Automotive Repair, Raymond James Financial, Lynn’s Carpet Cleaning, R.A. VanDerHeyden Architect, Northern Rehab Sports Medicine, All-Natural Chiropractic, Re/MAX Classic, Service Concepts Inc., Hansel R & Son, Sycamore Precision, Resource Bank, Todd Walker family, Alan Browne Chevrolet, Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle and Ideal Industries. Jeff Baker Genoa Lions president

Thank you for the birthday wishes To the Editor: I would like to thank everyone from the Moose Club for the large birthday card and all my family and friends for the cards and gifts, and everyone who was able to come to my 90th birthday party. It was wonderful! Thank you so very much.

90th birthday Allen Staver will celebrate his 90th birthday with a gathering from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Vista Room of Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb. Allen’s friends and colleagues are invited.

8NEW ARRIVALS Beck Zach and Melissa Beck of DeKalb announce the birth of twin daughters, Gabrielle Lee Beck and Madelyn Margaret Beck, born Oct. 22, 2013, at Delnor Hospital, Geneva. Gabrielle weighed 5 pounds, 1 ounce, and Madelyn weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces. They were welcomed home by Lillian Beck, 3. Grandparents are Jim and Sharon Rhoades, Rick Beck, and Mick and Nora Reeves, all of DeKalb. Great-grandparents are Dave Bush of DeKalb, Betty Rhoades of DeKalb, Marshall Beck of Paw Paw and Joann and Tom Brice of Yuma, Ariz.

Cleveland David Cleveland and Becky Yilk of Genoa announce the birth of a daughter, Libby Marie Cleveland, born July 18, 2013, at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb. She weighed 6 pounds, 9.5 ounces and was welcomed home by Cooper James Cleveland, 2. Grandparents are Bill and Carol Cleveland of Hampshire and Bob and Jacque Yilk of Genoa. Great-grandmother is Helen Weaver of Belvidere.

Family movie night “Free Birds” Rated: PG Length: 91 minutes Synopsis: Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the holiday menu for good. Violence/scary rating: 2.5 Sexual-content rating: 1.5 Profanity rating: 1.5 Drugs/alcohol rating: 1.5 Family Time rating: 2. This is a fine movie for your family. (Ratings are judged on a five-point scale, with 5 being “bad for kids” and 1 being “fine for kids.”)

Book report “The Thing About Luck,” by Cynthia Kadohata Ages: 5 to 9 Pages: 288 Synopsis: Summer knows that kouun means “good luck” in Japanese, and this year her family has none of it. Just when she thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong, an emergency whisks her parents away to Japan – right before harvest season. Summer and her little

brother, Jaz, are left in the care of their grandparents, who come out of retirement in order to harvest wheat and help pay the bills. The thing about Obaachan and Jiichan is that they are old-fashioned and demanding, and between helping Obaachan cook for the workers, covering for her when her back pain worsens, and worrying about her lonely little brother, Summer just barely has time to notice the attentions of their boss’s cute son. But notice she does, and what begins as a welcome distraction from the hard work soon turns into a mess of its own. Having thoroughly disappointed her grandmother, Summer figures the bad luck must be finished – but then it gets worse. And when that happens, Summer has to figure out how to change it herself, even if it means further displeasing Obaachan. Because it might be the only way to save her family. Cynthia Kadohata’s ode to the breadbasket of America has received six starred reviews and was selected as a National Book Award Finalist. – Atheneum Books for Young Readers

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8PRAIRIE FLOWERS Genoa Lions Club celebrates Oktoberfest

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by bluebirds, flickers, woodpeckers, siskins and nuthatches. Plus you don’t have to feed them or keep them in the fridge like with live mealworms! – Brandpoint

Doris Garuey Sycamore

Autumn Craft and Treasures Market a success To the Editor: The 41st annual Sycamore Music Boosters Autumn Craft and Treasures Market held during the recent Pumpkin Festival weekend at the Sycamore High School Field House was a tremendous success! It is with deep gratitude that we thank all of our Music Booster families – each parent, student, family member, friend, teacher and staff member that volunteered at the Craft Fair fundraiser! Whether you baked pies, worked a shift, sent a donation, attended the craft fair, or helped in any other way, you helped support our mission: “Enriching the quality of music education, performance and awareness in the Sycamore schools and community.” Our appreciation also is extended to the

Craft Fair vendors, Sycamore School District administration, athletics and custodial staff, The Suter Co., Italian Dreams, Country Store and Catering, Sycamore Park District and DeKalb/Sycamore Chevrolet. We extend our sincere gratitude to everyone that assisted in making this another successful fundraiser during the Pumpkin Festival weekend!

Lastly, thank you to State Farm for providing this opportunity to high schools across the country. With all of the distractions out there, teen safe driving is ever more important. So, whether DHS wins anything or not, we are so proud of the support that came out of our community coming together for this cause. Thank you, and Drive Home Safe.

Ken Olson Sycamore Music Booster president Bob Atkins, Amy Cuthbert, Peggy Diemer, Jan Englum, Brian Jungmann, Cathie Lohse, Deb Loitz, Kathy Reuter and Lisa Smith Autumn Craft and Treasures Market Committee

Mark Sykes DHS Drivers Education teacher Tricia Maxwell DHS parent

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To the Editor: On Saturday Nov. 2, Toys for Tots held its 2013 Kick-Off event. We wish to thank everyone that supported the event. For the flyers needed we especially thank Copy Service Inc. along with Office Max and The National Bank and Trust Co. Walmart was great for allowing us to hold the event at the store and donating the hot dogs – thanks. Frito Lay and Pepsico donated the chips and drinks, respectively, and we thank them. We also want to thank Tool Time for a discount on Santa’s clothes. Thanks to Blackhawk Moving and Storage for donating the truck in which to put the toys. We didn’t fill the truck, but we do appreciate the opportunity to do so. We also wish to thank the supporters that braved the cold, damp weather to help with the event. These include members of the DeKalb County Marine Corps League Detachment 847, who not only set up the tents and cooked hot dogs, but more importantly, made hot chocolate and coffee. Thanks to the Barbed Wire Betties for coming and showing their support. Thanks also goes to the scouts of Girl Scout Troop 544 and Cub Scout Pack 104 for helping us sort and count the donated toys. We thank the Marine Corps Reserves and Staff Sgt. Chase Kovarik for supporting Toys for Tots by greeting people in their dress blue uniforms. We would like to say that even though our goal was not reached, we do consider the event successful partly because of the great media coverage that was given by B95, WLBK and the Daily Chronicle. Getting the word out about the 2013 Toys for Tots campaign is critical to its overall success. Thanks so much. And lastly, thanks to all the members of the DeKalb County community that donated (or will donate) toys and money. This is what Toys for Tots is all about, community members helping those less fortunate than themselves thereby giving the kids a merrier Christmas.

To the Editor: Thank-you Hy-Vee for honoring our veterans with breakfast at the store. It was an honor to have breakfast with our heroes. What a wonderful way to say thank you. Melba and Jim Dvorak Sycamore

Thousands took part in Celebrate My Drive During Oct. 18 through 25, thousands of people took 30 seconds each day to pledge to be a safe driver for DeKalb High School. The program promoted safe driving and gave the school a chance to win a grant and a concert. DHS will not know if they won anything until Dec. 9, but, in the meantime, we’d like to acknowledge a “few” for support of this initiative. In addition to those who voted and helped spread the word, many businesses provided support through financial contributions, which allowed us to create promotional pieces such as banners and T-shirts. Thank you to KishHealth Systems, as well as Brad Manning Ford, Brian Bemis Automotive Group, Castle Bank, Competitive Edge, Copy Service & Office Supplies, DeKalb Elks 765, DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet-Cadillac-GMC, First State Bank, Judy McGinnis, The National Bank & Trust Co., Resource Bank, our local State Farm Insurance representatives, Tamra Ropeter, Tom Sparks Automotive of DeKalb and Zea Mays Holdings. Thank you also to Debutantes, Precision Auto Wash and Marathon Gas for promoting on your marquees. Thank you to OC Imageworks for your fabulous editing of the safe driving video and Sara Jennings Photography for your filming. Thank you to all of the community organizations that invited DHS students to talk to your members about the program and the importance of safe driving. Thank you to our local media, especially the Daily Chronicle, for the attention you gave in the articles and interviews. Thank you to the student team leaders who took on this initiative and the DHS cheer squad for your promotional routine.

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Sycamore History Museum is ‘Excellent’ Once again, the Sycamore History Museum received an award of “Excellence” from the Illinois Association of Museums. The award recognizes SHM’s creative, professional and entertaining exhibit “Play: Stories, Mementos and Fun.” “The exhibit looks at history, not as old sepia colored photos from 100 years ago, but as something we are creating every day,” executive director Michelle Donahoe said in a news release. “There are photos of children playing Sycamore youth baseball, Sycamore girls softball, and AYSO soccer from last year. We are all part of Sycamore’s history, and this exhibit helps visitors realize that the past can make you laugh, smile and enjoy learning.” “The exhibit has changed since it first opened,” she said in the release. “We added a Sycamore High School cheerleading uniform, a toy train from 1930s, and many items related to local Boy and Girl Scout troops.” Martha Jane Downey

from the Illinois Association of Museums recognized the exhibit for its “bold color, nice graphic and fun handson activities.” As visitors walk into the exhibit, the introduction explains it all, “We all live, work and play – with play usually being the favorite. As you walk around, take a close look at the collection of objects on display and the stories they tell. It is these pieces from our past (from many years ago to

yesterday) that shaped the exhibit. However, it is the stories they tell that help us recall our favorite memories of growing up, playing with friends, and just enjoying life.” “Play” is on display until March 2014. Visitors can see the exhibit from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday or by appointment. For more information about the exhibit, call 815-895-5762 or visit www.

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The Sycamore History Museum’s exhibit, “Play” won an Award of Excellence from the Illinois Association of Museums. LEFT: Executive director Michelle Donahoe (left) is shown receiving the award.

Sycamore Lions Club names Pumpkin Fest raffle winners The following are the winners of the Sycamore Lions Club 2013 Pumpkin Festival Raffle. The raffle is the club’s biggest fundraiser of the year. • Sandra Stainbrook and Dan Jenkins of DeKalb – 2013 Honda Recon/ES ATV 250cc Class • Phyllis Gustafson of DeKalb – Toro SS4235 42” “0” turn mower • Crystl Lindgren of Kingston – $500 at Elburn Co-op • Josh Near of Genoa – $500 at DeKalb/Sycamore Chevy GMC

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• Eileen Sussland of Elburn – $300 at Buck Brothers • Larry Rudolph of Cary – $250 toward a Kishwaukee Family YMCA membership • Paul Rasmussen of Genoa – Round of golf for four plus carts at Sycamore Golf Course • Dan Bailey of DeKalb – Stihl gas trimmer from Johnson Tractor • Patrick Klungle of DeKalb – $100 at Hy-Vee • Roy Cruz of Elburn – $100 gas card from Resource Bank • Betty Miller of Carol Stream – $100 at Priority Promotions

• Brandon Corder of Sycamore – One night lodging at Country Inn & Suites • R.D. Korleski of Sycamore – One night lodging at Holiday Inn Express • Ricardo Nito of DeKalb – Two Squall jackets from 1st Farm Credit • Dale Myers of Sugar Grove – $50 at Sorrento’s Restaurant • Susan Lloyd of Sycamore – $50 at Taxco Restaurant • Carol John of Sycamore – $50 at Bockman’s Auto • Rod Griffis of Sycamore – $50 gas card from Castle Bank

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‘Holiday Splendor’ takes J & D Door Sales Inc. over the Ellwood House New Construction or Replacement Doors and Openers Begin the holiday season at Ellwood House Museum’s three-day holiday celebration in DeKalb. Festive decorations and music will welcome visitors to the historic mansion of barbed wire baron Isaac Ellwood. This year’s theme is “Holiday Splendor.” A visit to the elegantly furnished home is an ideal way to kick off the holiday season as Christmas sights, aromas and music provide a total sensory experience for visitors of all ages. The Ellwood House holiday celebration will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 and 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8. Admission costs $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 17, and the event is free for those younger than 6. Tickets can be purchased in advance at or onsite during the event. Tours begin in the Visitor Center. More than a dozen rooms in the four-story Ellwood mansion, one of the Midwest’s most elegant historic homes, will be decorated by volunteers, community organizations and area businesses. Participants this year include Altrusa International of DeKalb/Sycamore, Kishwaukee College Floral Design Club, National Bank & Trust, Hair Cuttery, Patsy Schauer, Genoa Garden Club, Resource Bank, Kohl’s of

Batavia and DeKalb, Valerie Bingle, Northern Illinos University Gymnastics Club, DeKalb Area Garden Club, Roger Keys & Son and Cracker Jax. The major sponsor for this year’s event is Castle Bank. Other sponsors include First State Bank, Anderson Funeral Home, Gordon’s Hardware, Aspen Chiropractic and the Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic at NIU. Santa Claus will return to the Visitor Center eager to hear Christmas wishes. Visitors are invited to relax in the Hearthside Room where complimentary refreshments will be served. The Ellwood House museum shop also is stocked with holiday gifts and stocking stuffers, including handcrafted decorations and ornaments, old-fashioned games, books and other unique items. The Ellwood House Museum is located at 509 N. First St. in DeKalb. Limited parking is available at the Ellwood House Visitor Center just off Augusta Avenue. Interior photos of the mansion are not allowed. Call the Ellwood House office at 815-7564609 or visit for more information. The nonprofit Ellwood House Association operates the Ellwood House Museum in conjunction with the DeKalb Park District.

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7 to 9 p.m. and by appointment by calling 815-758-1351. Free winter outerwear distribution will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 only. To donate a coat, send email to DAWC conducts this Winter Coat and Outerwear Drive every year in coordination with a Northern Illinois University sorority to help those in need in the DeKalb community stay warm each winter.

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DeKalb Rotary Club honors Veterans Day Gene Deisz (Navy ’56-’62) presented a Veterans Day program for fellow members of the DeKalb Rotary Club on Monday. The speaker was Lt. Col. David Dosier (Army ’87-present), commanding officer of the Northern Illinois University ROTC program. Dosier discussed the sacrifices veterans have made – both the obvious ones and some not so obvious – to insure American citizens continue to enjoy freedom. The colors were presented and retired by veterans Frank Beierlotzer (Army ’64-’67 and

National Guard ’88-’98) and Cliff Seldal (Marines ’52-’55). Rotarian veterans present, in addition to Deisz, were Frank Moore (Army ’43-’45), Frank Bazeli (Army ’49-’53) and Tom Inboden (Army ’70-’72). Guest veterans were Dosier, Beierlotzer, Seldal, Don Schoo (Army ’43-’47), Gene Bellinger (Air Force ’58-’59) and Michael Koolidge (Army ’97-’98). DeKalb Rotary Club is a service club that meets from 6 to 7 p.m. every Monday at the Ellwood House Visitors Center. For more information, visit

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The DeKalb Rotary Club held a Veterans Day program on Monday. Pictured (from left) seated are Frank Beierlotzer, Gene Bellinger, Don Schoo, Frank Moore and Cliff Seldal. Standing are Frank Bazeli, Tom Inboden, Gene Deisz, David Dosier and Michal Koolidge.

Simple steps to a home both cozy, cost-efficient By MELISSA RAYWORTH The Associated Press As temperatures drop and daylight is in shorter supply, we fight back: We crank up the heat in our homes and turn on lights earlier and earlier. And yet we also want to keep our heating and electric bills as low as we can. Can you keep your home warm and inviting all winter while still conserving energy? Here, three home design experts offer advice on how to keep things cozy while minimizing energy use this winter. Their suggestions range from the traditional (there’s a reason why your grandmother hung those heavy curtains in winter) to the high-tech, including a thermostat that can talk to your iPad.

TRY NEW TECH Maxwell Ryan, founder of the popular home décor website, is a designer. John Colaneri, co-host of HGTV’s “Kitchen Cousins,” is a construction expert who builds and remodels homes. Both offer identical pieces of advice about staying warm while conserving power and saving money: Swap out your old incandescent bulbs (and those swirly compact fluorescent bulbs, too) for the new Cree brand LED bulbs. “They can last longer than 10 years and they use 84 percent less energy than incandescents,” Ryan says. “They also are dimmable” and give a warm-looking light – a big change from the energy-sav-

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To ensure the outdoor living space of his mountain house stays warm and welcoming during the colder months, designer Brian Patrick Flynn chose woven blend upholstery for his seating, a wool and acrylic blend indoor-outdoor area rug, and throw pillows and blankets to keep guests feeling cozy. ing compact fluorescents. “If you do the math on the LED,” he says, the bulbs save you so much on electricity that they pay for themselves within a year and then last about nine more years. Colaneri and Ryan also both advise homeowners to replace old thermostats with new Nest brand models. “They take 30 percent off your bill each month,” Colaneri says. “And they look very high-tech and cool to display.” Nests are programmable “learning thermostats,” which means they track your habits and adjust accordingly. They also connect via WiFi to check weather reports online, and you can control them remotely from an iPad. There is new outdoor technology, as well. On your deck or patio, designer Brian Patrick Flynn suggests adding a new propane-powered space heater. The newest

models are cost-effective and stylish, says Flynn, executive producer of’s Holiday House. “They look like modern sculpture,” says Flynn, “and many of them are under $500. To ensure my outdoor spaces stay warm during the winter, I keep modern, 7-foot tall space heaters in my covered outdoor living room. They’re on wheels, so it’s easy to move them around to wherever people are seated. And once lit, the glass tubes which contain the flame from the propane tank put on a gorgeous show.”

EMBRACE UPHOLSTERY Warm, cozy upholstery fabrics work on a practical level by holding your warmth when you touch or sit on them. But Ryan points out that they also work visually: A room full of soft, warm fabrics will give you a psycho-

logical sense of warmth that adds to your enjoyment. So add thick throw blankets to chairs and sofas, and swap out silk-covered pillows and even lampshades for ones covered in thicker, nubbier fabrics like muslin and burlap. Ryan also recommends using thick curtains in winter. A decade ago, he says, “curtains were considered fusty and old-fashioned and expensive.” But with so many beautiful, inexpensive curtains available today, they’ve become popular again. Besides adding color or a bold pattern to a room, curtains also block cold air that might leak in around windows. And they muffle sound from outside, which Ryan says helps make rooms feel more insulated in winter. “Curtains,” he says, “aren’t just for your grandparents anymore.” The same technique can help warm up outdoor spaces. Flynn recommends Sunbrella’s outdoor velveteen fabric for chairs and sofas. He also likes thick, woven blends. “Velveteen is amazing for the outdoors,” he says, “since it’s warm and fuzzy.”

LIGHT THE FIRE Crackling flames in an indoor fireplace can change the feel of a room instantly. And outdoors, they bring a welcome infusion of heat and light on a winter evening. “Outdoor fireplaces are increasingly more and more popular, coast to coast,” Flynn says. “They’re not all that much of an expense like an

outdoor kitchen would be.” If you’re building a new outdoor fireplace, leave ample room for seating. “Many times homeowners have outdoor fireplaces built, but there’s only enough room for a small table or two chairs. What’s the point, people? The whole idea is to gather and stay cozy outdoors,” Flynn says. He suggests planning “at least 12-by-14 feet of space around the front of the fireplace to ensure a sofa and loveseat as well as a coffee table and end tables will fit.”

LAY DOWN RUGS Gleaming hardwood or tile floors are lovely in spring and summer. But in cold weather, add a thick rug or swap out a thin one for something heavier. This will not only warm your feet, but also change the look and sound of your space.

“When acoustics are dampened,” Ryan says, “the room feels warmer.” An outdoor rug can have the same impact. “Thick outdoor area rugs are made of acrylic/wool blends,” Flynn says. “The wool feels great on your feet and definitely locks in warmth.”

IMPROVE YOUR CIRCULATION This last tip, shared by Maxwell Ryan, comes from a conversation he had years ago with home décor guru Martha Stewart. She advised him to run his ceiling fans backward in winter to push warm air back down along the walls of the room. If you don’t have ceiling fans, Ryan suggests adding one or two for energy savings and added comfort yearround.

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Trainer: Any dog can learn new tricks By SUE MANNING The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – If it seems like your dog knows every trick in the book, try changing books. Babette Haggerty, veteran dog trainer to the stars, has packed 106 teach-them-yourself stunts into her new book, “The Best Dog Tricks on the Planet.” Pets that master the basic sit, stay and heel commands can learn to help around the house and even appear to read, pirouette or do the “Hokey Pokey,” she says, picking up party tricks to dazzle guests or special talents for TV and movie work. Teaching canines of the rich and famous is a trait she picked up from her legendary father. Haggerty, 45, of Oakland, N.J., figures she has trained 1,000 dogs over the years, many at her school, Babette Haggerty’s School for Dogs. She’s got a ways to go to catch dad Arthur “Captain” Haggerty, who died in 2006 at age 74. He trained an estimated 100,000 dogs. The elder Haggerty handled dogs or appeared as an extra in more than 150 films and about 450 commercials. He also pioneered “Stupid Pet Tricks” on David Letterman’s late-night show and appeared on it 26 times. His 1977 book “Dog Tricks” is still selling well, and many credit him with turning dog training into an honorable profession. Her dad’s best advice: “The dogs come first. Do whatever is best for the dogs,” she said. Haggerty, who dedicated her book to her father, worked with him on the soap

operas “Guiding Light” and “All My Children.” Her father always encouraged her creativity. So, she didn’t just teach Jimmy Buffett’s Maltese to dance, but taught him to dance to “Margaritaville.” She didn’t just teach Jack Nicklaus’ golden retriever to bark on command, but taught it to bark six times when you asked, “Cali, how many times has daddy won the Masters?” The book might come in handy for pet owners who need an extra paw around the house. Your dog can learn to fetch your keys, its food dish, a newspaper or the mail, she said. It can hold the dust pan, sort laundry or serve as your wakeup call. Or maybe you prefer the more difficult tricks: playing a toy-size piano, pushing a skateboard or hitting a baseball off a small tee. One satisfied customer is Candice Ball of New York City. She was tired of wasting money on training classes that didn’t work for her or her 6-year-old shih tzu, Toshi. “I failed the classes,” she said. “He wasn’t treat-motivated. We sat and stared at each other. Then someone recommended Babette.” There were no treats – just praise – and it was effortless, Ball said. A well-trained Toshi has since appeared on “Law and Order: SVU,” the final episode of “30 Rock” and in a New York Yankees commercial for MasterCard. He can also be seen appearing to read on page 154 of Haggerty’s book, released in October by Page Street Publishing and co-authored by Barbara Call. What Haggerty promised in her book

is true, Ball said. She and Toshi are having lots more fun now that they are doing so much together. In the book, each trick comes with photos, a hand signal, the tools needed (clicker, praise or treats), the average time it takes to learn it, difficulty (beginner, intermediate and advanced), advice from the expert and problem solving. A lot of the tricks take time and repetition, Ball said, from “dig on command” (beginner) to “get your leash” (intermediate) to “climb a ladder” (advanced). Some dogs are not as eager to please as others, and Haggerty said she has to get around that. “But I have met owners who were harder to train than the most difficult dogs.” The standard poodle is probably the easiest dog to teach, Haggerty said, and female dogs might be a little more compliant than males. To answer the question about old dogs and new tricks, Haggerty said she just took in a 9-year-old pooch she will train for the next month while its family adjusts to a new baby at home. The dog has never had training. As with most things, the basics will make everything after that easier, she said. “They have a better chance of success, and it opens the door to so many more tricks. If your dog doesn’t have a good solid ‘stay,’ getting them to ‘deaddog’ is going to be a lot more difficult,” she said of the trick in which a dog rolls over on its back and plays dead. “A few tricks make it easier for everyday families to have once-in-a-lifetime dogs,” she added.



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Dallas sites tied to JFK’s killing still resonate By JAMIE STENGLE The Associated Press DALLAS – A 1930s-era movie theater. A county hospital. An old brick rooming house. A bustling airport. Sites associated with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963 are scattered throughout Dallas and beyond. “These were just ordinary places – an airport, a hospital, a movie theater, a house, city streets – that were all of a sudden, literally in a blink of an eye, catapulted into this national spotlight,” said Mark Doty, historic preservation officer for the city. As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the murder, the places connected to Kennedy’s final hours – and to his killer, Lee Harvey Oswald – still resonate. “I like to think of it as ordinary places with extraordinary stories,” said city archivist John Slate. “People really want to walk history, touch history, see history. Good history or bad, people want to see it. That’s why walking down 10th and Patton streets (where Oswald shot a police officer) is a way of getting close to history, even though the landscape has completely changed,” said Slate.

DALLAS LOVE FIELD The president and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy landed at Dallas Love Field at 11:37 a.m. They greeted those waiting at the airport, then headed downtown with their motorcade. Kennedy was shot at 12:30 p.m. At 2:38 p.m., Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as president aboard Air Force One as it sat on the Love Field tarmac. A marker on the road to the terminal notes the airport’s place in history, and a recent renovation added a window with a view of where Air Force One was parked that day. Plans are underway to place markers at the window and on the tarmac. An old tower and a world map on the lobby floor are among the few landmarks that remain from how the airport looked in the early 1960s.

THE SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM AT DEALEY PLAZA Shots rang out as Kennedy’s motorcade passed by the Texas School Book Depository building while traveling down Elm Street, through Dealey Plaza, a grassy area marking Dallas’ birthplace in 1841. Oswald worked at the book depository and shot Kennedy from a sixth floor window there. The site instantly became a pilgrimage point, but the fate of the building remained uncertain for years. Eventually, the county bought the building and used the first five floors for office space. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza – www. – which tells the story of Kennedy’s life and death, opened as an exhibit on the sixth floor in 1989. It’s now a major tourist destination with 350,000 visitors expected this year.

PARKLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL The president’s limousine

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An X marks the spot on Elm Street where the first bullet hit President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, near the former Texas School Book Depository, now known as the Sixth Floor Museum, background, on Dealey Plaza in Dallas. sped to Parkland Memorial Hospital. He was taken to Trauma Room 1. The room no longer exists, but a plaque in what is now radiology marks its location. (The contents of the room are stored at a National Archives facility in Kansas.) A hospital hallway features a bust of Kennedy, portraits of Kennedy and Johnson, and the presidential seal. When a new Parkland hospital opens in 2015, a timeline in the lobby will include the events of Nov. 22, 1963. The Kennedy bust will be displayed there, and a memorial garden will be dedicated to Kennedy.

OSWALD ROOMING HOUSE On Oct. 14, 1963, the day before Oswald was hired at the school book depository, he rented a room for $8 a week from Gladys Johnson in her brick rooming house at 1026 N. Beckley Ave., in the Oak Cliff area southwest of downtown. He stayed there weeknights, in a nook with just enough space for a twin bed. He visited his wife on weekends in suburban Irving, where she lived with a friend, Ruth Paine. About 30 minutes after the assassination, Oswald stopped by the rooming house, grabbed a jacket and headed out on foot. The rooming house was eventually passed down to Johnson’s granddaughter, Patricia Hall, who put it up for sale for $500,000 this year. Her grandmother and her mother refused to let tourists in, but Hall offers tours – www., adults, $20, kids $10.

SITE WHERE POLICEMAN WAS SHOT A marker went up last year at 10th Street and Patton Avenue, near the site where Police Officer J.D. Tippit was killed. Tippit was on patrol about 45 minutes after JFK was shot when he spotted a man who resembled the vague description of the assassination suspect. When Tippit got out of his car, Oswald fired, killing him instantly.

TEXAS THEATRE The Texas Theatre, at 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., was playing “War Is Hell” when a harried Oswald rushed in without paying and sat near the back. He was followed by John Brewer, who managed a shoe store a few doors down. Brewer had been listening to reports of Tippit’s shooting and noticed Oswald staring at a shoe display as police cars rushed to the shooting scene nearby. Brewer thought Oswald’s behavior was suspicious and he had a theater employee call police. The lights went up and Oswald was arrested. In the decades since, the theater – which opened in 1931 – survived a fire, escaped the wrecking ball and even hosted raves. For the last three years, it’s been run by a group of filmmakers who show art house and classic films – www.thetexastheatre. com. Like the other sites, it continues to be a draw for its link to the assassination. Eric Steele, one of the filmmakers, recalls the day he encountered a breathless man clutching a stopwatch, retracing Oswald’s route. The man’s mother, also making the trek, followed 10 minutes later. “We get anything you can imagine. We’ve heard every potential conspiracy theory,” Steele said.

RUTH PAINE HOUSE The night before the assassination, Oswald made a surprise weekday visit to his wife, who was living at her friend Ruth Paine’s house with the Oswalds’ two daughters. The home has changed hands several times but is now owned by the city of Irving and opened for its first-ever public tours this month, www.cityofirving. org/museums/paine-house. asp. The house has been restored to look as it would have on Nov. 22, 1963: Toys are scattered in a corner of the living room, dishes dry by the kitchen sink and baby bottles sit on the counter. Lying amid boxes in the garage

is a recreation of the rolledup blanket where Oswald stored his rifle.

TRADE MART As Kennedy was rushed to Parkland, a roomful of people awaited his speech at the Trade Mart, part of the Dallas Market Center, a market for buyers from around the world for everything from furniture to clothing. A bronze eagle sits in the circle drive where the president would have arrived.

OTHER SITES: • DALLAS MUNICIPAL BUILDING: Oswald was held in a jail in this building at 106 S. Harwood. As authorities took him through an underground garage, he was fatally shot by nightclub owner Jack Ruby. The building served as city hall until the late

TOP: An image of an actress portraying Marina Oswald, wife of Lee Harvey Oswald, is projected in the garage of the Ruth Paine House Museum, in Irving. The museum is in the small, two-bedroom home that once belonged to Ruth Paine, who had befriended Marina and let her live there with her two daughters. ABOVE: Eric Steele, who operates the Texas Theatre, points simultaneously to the seat where Lee Harvey Oswald was sitting and the door where Dallas Police entered the theater to arrest him in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested at the theater Nov. 22, 1963, after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Oswald moved a few seats to the left before police were able to take him into custody. 1970s and included the police department and jail. It still houses Municipal Court but the Oswald-related spots are not accessible to the public. • OSWALD’S GRAVE: Oswald is buried at Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort Worth. Per the family’s request, the cemetery doesn’t supply directions to the

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TODAY – Concentrate on your personal and professional relationships in the year ahead. Knowing where you stand will help you make better decisions. You don’t want to miss out on opportunities because of obligations that are not in your best interest. Size up situations and make the necessary alterations. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Do something different at home that will add to your enjoyment. A surprise is heading your way that will encourage entertainment, travel or something that can help you boost your achievement. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – An unreliable source should not be allowed to lead you astray. Gather information carefully to avoid interference in your plans. Stand behind your word and do the best job possible. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Broaden your interests and participate in neighborhood events. Less travel and more home-based activities will make you realize what’s available. Romance should highlight your evening. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Limit your communication today. You don’t want to give away secrets that might mess up a cherished relationship or damage your advancement. Prepare to adapt to an unexpected change. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Set up a regime that will help you get fit and feel good. The compliments you receive will spark new ideas and opportunities. Good things are waiting where you least expect them. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Make plans to take care of unfinished business. It’s important that you know where you stand financially before you go out shopping, to change jobs or alter your living arrangements. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Spending quality time with someone you love will bring rewards, as well as positive plans for the future. Move to larger quarters or expand what you have. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – To avoid being taken for granted, you have to change the way you respond to people’s demands. Forthright diplomacy will work much better than evasion. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Paint the town or visit a friend today. Getting out and doing fun things will result in new friendships. Romance will lead to an affectionate evening. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Take responsibility for whatever you do, but don’t let anyone railroad you into taking on an unnecessary burden. A getaway will help you put things into perspective. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Make today about you and doing the things you enjoy most. Finish projects, get out with someone you love or do something that makes you look and feel good. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Manage your money wisely so you can take part in something entertaining. Refuse to let uncertainty regarding a relationship stop you from having fun.


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Teenager’s marijuana use puts friend in trouble Dear Abby: I’m a senior in high school. Every day during lunch, one of my friends goes outside and smokes weed with a couple of his friends. He comes back from lunch with red eyes, smelling of smoke and his behavior indicates that he’s high. I’m not sure if they smoke on or off campus, but I know it isn’t legal at their age (17), and especially not at school. I saw a joint in his pocket a couple of times and he told me to keep it a secret. Abby, this has me very uncomfortable. If he wants me to keep it a secret, he must know it’s wrong. I don’t know how to tell someone or even who I should tell. I know he has depression and weed can “take the edge off,” but that doesn’t make it OK. What should I do? Should I tell anyone? And if so, who and how? – Fretting in Washington State Dear Fretting: It’s surprising to me that your friend returns from lunch showing all of the signs of being stoned, and none of his teachers have picked up on it. Haven’t his grades suffered? While it is not uncommon for people who are depressed to try to self-medicate with illegal substances, it’s not nearly as successful as dealing with their emotions by talking about them with a

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips medical professional, and can sometimes make the problem worse. The person to confide this in would be a trusted teacher or school counselor. Please don’t wait. Dear Abby: While volunteering last year with a moms’ group, I met a woman I’ll call “Beverly.” We worked on a project together and that was the last I saw of her. I heard she recently lost her daughter in a terrible accident. Our group rallied around her to provide meals for her family. At that time I asked the volunteer chairwoman about taking a meal to Beverly. The chairwoman didn’t respond until a couple of weeks later. Now I’m wondering if I should still take a meal over there. How long should a family who has suffered a loss receive meals? I want to be a comfort, but I don’t know them that well. – Unsure in Georgia Dear Unsure: When a death happens, people often rush to console the grieving family. More help is offered than can be accepted in the weeks that follow, and then people drift away.

It is not too late to offer Beverly and her family a home-cooked meal. Call her, make the offer and I’m sure it will be gratefully accepted. Dear Abby: My elderly mother was recently placed in a nursing/rehabilitation facility. After several months of observation, I would like to offer an open letter to those who work in such places. “Dear Caretaker, “It is true I have grown older. My body won’t do what it used to do. My eyes aren’t as bright, and sometimes I have trouble finding the right words. But I do have a name, and it’s not ‘Honey’ or ‘Sweetie.’ I have experienced much, and I have learned much. Your history books are my personal history. There is a lot I could teach you. “You don’t have to shout; I will tell you if I can’t hear you. I have known great love and great tragedy in the years I have spent on this earth. I have spent decades learning to take care of myself, and it’s hard having to rely on others. “I need your help, but please don’t talk to me as if I were a 2-year-old or a puppy. I’m too polite to say so, but I see when you roll your eyes or heave a sigh that says you’d rather be anywhere else but with me. These are my final years, and I’ve worked

a lifetime to get here. Give me the dignity I deserve. All too soon, you will want the same.” – Daughter in Anderson, Ind. Dear Daughter: Your letter carries an important message. But please remember that the staff in nursing homes work long hours, often for minimum wage, and they all may not have been properly trained in caring for elderly and dementia patients. The work is hard, and the facility may also be understaffed. It takes a special kind of person to do this work, and many of them deserve medals. However, if you feel that your mother’s care is not up to par and that her dignity is not being respected, you should discuss it with the director of the facility. Dear Abby: For the last 10 years, a family of four has come to our home for every Christmas and Easter meal. It started when my wife invited a co-worker. They had no family in town and nowhere else to go. My wife’s relationship with the woman has cooled, but the family assumes they are automatically invited and show up without being asked. They spend more time talking to our other family members than they do to us. How do I politely let them know we no longer wish for

them to come to our family meals? – Family Only in Mississippi Dear Family Only: Your wife should tell her co-worker that your plans for the holidays have changed, that the two of you are scaling back the festivities to include ONLY FAMILY MEMBERS. She should be sure to convey this news in PLENTY of time for her co-worker to make other arrangements – whether it will be preparing something herself or getting together with another family. NOW would be a perfect time to do it. Dear Abby: I would like to be fluent in another foreign language, but I don’t have enough time to practice the language. What could I possibly do? – Rafaela in Brazil Dear Rafaela: Regardless of what language you want to learn, it won’t be possible unless you are willing (and able) to put in the time to practice. If I were in your situation, I’d take a basic grammar class in the language, then try to find exchange students who speak it and spend time with them. And if you’re not married and find an attractive man among them, that will give you even more incentive.

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Diet rich in fruits and vegetables has true benefits Dear Dr. K: I try to cook dinner most nights, but by the end of the day, I’m too tired to make sure the meals are balanced. Can you suggest easy ways to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into our dinners? Dear Reader: When I come home from work, hungry and tired, I’m apt to snack on whatever’s in the fridge. If what I see in the fridge is a slice of pizza, I’ll reach for it. But if I see some hummus to spread on a cracker – a much healthier option than pizza – I’ll snack on that. In other words, if I’m hungry and tired, I’ll grab what’s convenient and not think a lot about healthy eating. So if

your evening meals: • Roast vegetables. Bake cut ASK DR. K vegetables at 375 degrees for Anthony L. 20 to 25 minutes until they’re Komaroff lightly browned. You can roast any vegetable – from mushrooms, onions, eggplant and you’re like me, you’ll need to be organized to make healthy zucchini, to tomatoes, broccoli and carrots. Enjoy roasted eating a priority. veggies as a side dish or toss Start by scheduling a regular time to plan your weekly them into pasta. At the end of the week, puree leftover roastmenu. This will give you a ed veggies with chicken broth chance to plan nutritionally to make soup. balanced meals before the • Poach vegetables. Boil kids start asking, “What’s for dinner?” Make a shopping list enough liquid (water or to help you stock your kitchen low-sodium chicken broth work well) to cover the with the foods you’ll need to vegetables. Add them and cook these healthy meals. Now that you have a strate- turn down the heat. Cook for five to seven minutes, until gy, here are some easy ways the vegetables are brightly to work more produce into

colored and tender-crisp. • Smuggle fresh vegetables into main dishes. Add mushrooms, peppers, zucchini or carrots to pasta sauce, casseroles, soup, stews, scrambled eggs and chili. • Have a salad with dinner most days. Build your salad with dark, leafy greens. Toss in peas, tomatoes, celery, carrots and peppers. Limit yourself to 1 1/2 tablespoons of low-calorie dressing. • Choose fruit – fresh, frozen, stewed or baked – for dessert. It all counts toward your daily produce quota. I’ve put a few more fruitand veggie-heavy recipes on my website,. This won’t be the first

time you’ve heard that lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet are healthy. In fact, you may be sick of hearing it. It may sound preachy, and you may even wonder if it’s true. You’ve seen enough recommendations that then get overturned, so perhaps you find it hard to take any nutritional advice seriously. I understand. But the health benefits of diets rich in fruits and vegetables have been demonstrated time and again by high-quality studies involving millions of people. And, yes, I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables myself.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

8TODAY’S WEEKEND PUZZLE ACROSS 1 “Fernando” band 5 Rush violently 11 Lead ore 17 Misrepresent 21 Duck or hue 22 Lopsided 23 Joined forces 24 Improve the road 25 Raison d’-26 Totaled 27 Addison’s partner 28 “Put — — on it!” 29 Echo’s beloved 31 Not infrequently 33 Trees with shiny leaves 35 Nudges, perhaps 36 Dislodges 37 Grades 38 Barracks dwellers 41 Make an offer 42 Cleared the dishes 43 Vt. neighbor 44 Anagram for snare 48 Still closed 50 Put the finger on 51 Bath fixture 52 Flat broke (2 wds.) 53 Kept the engine running 54 Very serious 55 Silly mistakes (hyph.) 57 Nigerian people 58 Stadium section 59 Counted the minutes 60 Protruding 61 Financial obligation 62 Escort’s offering 63 Hindu sacred writings 64 Big bashes 65 Waterfall 66 Rescued for a price 68 Chitchat 69 Jr. naval officer 70 Pullover 71 Dice spots 72 Wield, as oars

73 Joule fraction 74 Blanch 75 Withdraw 78 Princess perturber 79 Ballet step 80 Contractors 84 Farm measure 85 Chesterfield, e.g. 87 Bikini sporters 88 Mary — cosmetics 89 Angled a nail 90 Volga outlet 91 Bit parts 92 Geishas’ apparel 93 Fiesta shout 94 Woodstock era 95 “Take — —!” 96 Hound’s clue 97 Oklahoma state tree 99 Always, to Keats 100 Looks mischievous 101 Salad follower 102 Japanese immigrant 103 Icy remark? 104 Jangle 105 — tai (rum drink) 106 Fitness center 107 Mercator’s tome 109 Jeweler’s lens 110 Yellow jackets 112 Secondhand tire 115 Fluid rock 116 Kinds 120 “Take — — from me ...” 121 Form a thought 123 Hero sandwich 125 Periodic table info (2 wds.) 126 “— Lisa” 127 Broken in, as a horse 128 Scallions 129 Latch onto 130 Over again 131 Cactus habitat 132 14-line poem 133 Fashion magazine

DOWN 1 Pharaoh’s god 2 — -carotene 3 Roseanne of sitcoms 4 Noted wise guy 5 King of Jordan 6 Just bought 7 Romulus’ twin 8 Zoo staffers (abbr.) 9 Jamie — Curtis 10 Check signer 11 What the windstorm did 12 Gambling stakes 13 Mortgage, e.g. 14 Summer in Cannes 15 Nervous — 16 “I thought we had — —!” 17 Thinner

18 Leafy vegetable 19 Like Mr. Hyde 20 Takes the plunge 30 Sacked out (2 wds.) 32 Graze 34 Radius companions 36 Seethed 37 Mates, informally 38 Bunkhouse strings 39 A Gandhi 40 Like many oaths 42 — in the woods 43 Repeating word for word 45 Farewells 46 Loose rock 47 Blotchy 49 — diem 50 Herd follower

51 Wobbles 52 Macho motorcycle 54 Facets 55 Clingy seedpod 56 Add- — (extras) 59 The Sun Devils’ city 60 Elbow 61 Was bold enough 63 Cancels 64 Reimburse 65 Puts on the block 67 Velocity 68 Ice Age remnant 70 Slammer and clink 72 More energetic 73 Attend a banquet 74 Thick soup 75 Zen breakthrough 76 French schools 77 Doctrines

78 Theater come-ons 79 Cook’s vessel 80 Swindles 81 Sweden’s Anita — 82 Old blues singer Ma — 83 Computer network 85 Kind of shelter 86 New World alliance 87 Departing 90 Scotland Yard div. 91 Lorelei’s river 92 Autumn mo. 94 Hotel offering 95 Plains tribe 96 Marsh bird 98 Type of snowshoe 100 Down in the dumps

101 Least difficult 103 No-goodnik 104 Forceful 105 Leatherneck 108 Clan chieftain 109 Down the road 110 Prairie schooner 111 “The boards” 112 “— Lama Ding Dong” 113 Collar style 114 Fork prong 115 Earned 116 Like a peacock 117 “— cost you” 118 Organic compound 119 “And then --!” 122 Magazine execs 124 She loved Lennon


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Wiley The Duplex

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Sports stars go to social media supporting Batkid SAN FRANCISCO – The sports world went batty for the Batkid. San Francisco 49ers stars Anquan Boldin, Joe Staley, Anthony Davis – and even coach Jim Harbaugh – all gave shoutouts to 5-year-old Miles Scott, who took over as his favorite superhero Friday and received a police escort as he scurried around San Francisco to save Gotham through the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The San Francisco Giants and Oakland Raiders also cheered him, along with Stanford’s baseball team among many others. “SFBatKid is my hero!!! Saving the city today!” Staley, the veteran left tackle, posted on his Twitter account. “Props to all the residents of Gotham City aka SF that showed up to cheer him on!” Giants pitcher George Kontos said. Even every rival team of the Giants in the NL West – the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres – got into the fun and posted their support for the boy, who has battled leukemia for years but is in remission after undergoing treatment. The World Series champion Boston Red Sox gave Scott a shoutout, too. “Way to go!” offered the Padres upon hearing the Batkid had rescued beloved Giants’ mascot Lou Seal from the Penguin at AT&T Park. Offered the 2013 division champion Dodgers: “Safe to say #SFBatKid had one of the greatest days of ALL-TIME. Bravo, San Francisco,” the club posted on Twitter while also applauding the Makea-Wish Foundation and the Giants. The Giants formally thanked Scott “for everything you did today. You are a true hero to all of us.” And Davis, the 49ers’ right tackle, showed his appreciation for everyone involved – thousands of volunteers – in making Scott’s day so special. “The people that made this day happen for #SFBatKid are ... awesome,” Davis wrote. “That little guy is a big dreamer. I love it.” – Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro basketball Indiana at Bulls, 7 p.m., WGN Derrick Rose, who sat out Friday night’s game in Toronto with a sore hamstring, will be re-evaluted today, coach Tom Thibodeau said Friday. The Pacers were 8-0 heading to Friday’s game against Milwaukee. • For the rest of the weekend TV schedule, see Page C2.

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At times it seems all too easy for Ben Niemann. The Sycamore senior receiver, possessing a 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame, routinely skies over opposing defensive backs for red-zone receptions. With breakaway speed, Niemann has taken several short screen passes for long touchdowns this year, most recently a 57-yarder against Nazareth in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. The combination of size and speed has made Niemann, an Iowa commit, the most productive receiver in the area


IHSA state football championships at NIU’s Huskie Stadium in DeKalb Fact of the Day: 13 – State championships won by Joliet Catholic Academy, the most by any school in Illinois history.

defensive coordinator must account for, often with multiple defenders. Yet this wasn’t how Niemann’s prep football career originally was destined to turn out. He was supposed to be a quarterback. But after switching to receiver when he moved to Sycamore before his sophomore year, Niemann and Sycamore haven’t looked back. “A lot of my friends ask me about [playing quarterback],” Niemann said. “Sometimes I wonder

over the past two seasons and now is an offensive threat that every opposing

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DeKalb sophomore Maggie Russell – the 2013 Daily Chronicle Girls Golfer of the Year – became a two-time sectional qualifier this season and just missed qualifying for the state tournament again.

DeKalb’s Russell ‘close’ to reaching her goal By JAMES NOKES

All-Area first team Maggie Russell DeKalb, sophomore Delaney Bend Indian Creek, senior McRaye Scheller Hinckley-Big Rock, senior Andrea Strohmaier Genoa-Kingston, senior Katie Thurlby Genoa-Kingston, senior

• First-team player capsules and honorable mention selections on Page C7.


aggie Russell has one shot.Not on the golf course. The DeKalb sophomore has honed a diverse game with accuracy off the tee, solid ball striking and a short game that allowed her to save strokes and lower her scores this fall. When it comes to competition, Russell competes with the DeKalb boys frosh/soph team against other boys teams. But, against girls, she has just one chance in the survive-and-advance format of regionals. When she shot a 92 at Sycamore Golf Club in the Class 2A

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and more – log on to Burlington Central Regional, Russell became a two-time sectional qualifier and is the 2013 Daily Chronicle Girls Golfer of the Year. An accolade that will motivate her this offseason and at summer tournaments. “I have to continue to refine my short game,” Russell said. “I worked a lot on put-

ting and chipping. I also want to work on my club selection and be confident my distances are dialed in. The playoffs are definitely my time to shine and show what I can do. That’s when it really matters.” Because Russell plays on the boys’ frosh/soph team throughout the season, she plays a longer golf course from the men’s white tees. The extra distance further challenges Russell to add distance off the tee. “Playing against the boys helps me to get stronger,” Russell said. “It pushes me to get longer off the tee. I have to have distance playing from a set of tees farther back.” The experience Russell

gained in Illinois Junior Golf Association, Midwest Junior Golf Tour and IHSA events has steadied her nerves. The bigmatch atmosphere and intense competition will be on her calendar again this summer. Combined with near misses at sectionals the past two seasons, Russell is primed to qualify and make a run at the state meet. “I know her goal is to make it to state,” DeKalb coach John Cordes said. “She had a double bogey on the last hole at sectionals. She’s close. A par would have earned her a spot at state or a spot in a playoff. She can even add a few more shots over the winter and summer that would help her get to state.”


Bemis, Hickey sign D-I letters Bemis bound for Miami (Ohio), Hickey going to Stony Brook By STEVE NITZ DeKALB – For DeKalb volleyball players Courtney Bemis and Abby Hickey, the long recruiting process finally is over. With Bemis, it started her freshman year, when she started receiving interest. The visits began her sophomore season. Be-

mis originally committed to Wisconsin in 2012, but switched to Miami (Ohio) after the Badgers changed coaches. Friday afternoon at DeKalb High, Bemis officially signed with the RedHawks, while Hickey signed with Stony Brook, a Division I school on Long Island that competes in the America East Conference. “It’s a stressful and kind of overwhelming process,” Bemis said of recruiting. “But I mean, it’s really, really good once you have it done.” Both players mentioned volleyball and acRob Winner – ademics as reasons for where they are headCourtney Bemis (left) listens as Abby Hickey thanks her supporters after they ing. Bemis plans to major in kinesiology.

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both signed their letters of intent Friday at DeKalb High School. Bemis will be attending Miami (Ohio) and Hickey will be attending Stony Brook University.


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Football Lincoln-Way West at Sycamore in Class 5A quarterfinals, 1 p.m. Girls Swimming DeKalb/Sycamore, Kaneland at St. Charles East Sectional, TBA

MONDAY Girls Basketball Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Seneca at Somonauk Tim Humes Breakout Tournament, 7 p.m. Indian Creek at Genoa-Kingston, 7:15 p.m.

TUESDAY Girls Basketball Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Aurora Central Catholic at Somonauk Tim Humes Breakout Tournament, 5:30 p.m. Harvest Christian at Hiawatha, 6 p.m. DeKalb at Harlem, 7 p.m. West Aurora at Kaneland, 7 p.m. Indian Creek at IMSA Hoop Happenings, TBA Boys Bowling Sycamore at Rochelle, 4 p.m. DeKalb at Dixon, 4 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Ten Prairie Runners qualify for Region 7 championships The DeKalb County Prairie Runners had 10 participants in the Illinois State Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships on Nov. 10 in Hillside. In the 9-10 boys division, Riley Newport finished second, running the 3,000-meter course in 12:06. Alex taylor was third, Jack Cambier finished fifth and Noah West was sixth. Kevin Schilling finished 19th as the team won the division. In the 9-10 girls division, Janae Heegaard took ninth in 14:15. Chloe Wester finished 16th in the 11-12 girls division, and Lili Walker was 18th. In the 13-14 girls division, Kate Heegaard placed third, finishing the 4,000-meter course in 17:57, her best performance of the year. Jackie DiNatale was 13th. All 10 runners qualified for the 2013 USATF Region 7 Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships on Nov. 30 in Carmel, Ind.

Winston-Salem St. QB beaten on eve of title game CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A bathroom fight Friday among football players from Winston-Salem State and Virginia State during a CIAA championship game luncheon left the WSSU quarterback beaten and charges filed against a player from the other team. The conference announced that the title game set for today in Winston-Salem in North Carolina has been canceled. Rudy Johnson, the starting quarterback for the Rams, was “viciously beaten” by members of the Virginia State team, WinstonSalem State chancellor Donald Reaves said in a statement. He said one Virginia State player admitted his role in the beating.

Dolphins’ Martin ends silence, meets NFL counsel NEW YORK – Jonathan Martin spent nearly seven hours going into “great detail” with the NFL counsel investigating his claims of his harassment in the Miami Dolphins’ locker room. What came up in their talks, he isn’t saying for now. He would say this: He still wants to play in the NFL. Martin arrived at the Manhattan office building of special investigator Ted Wells on Friday morning, and didn’t emerge until shortly after sunset. Mobbed by media, he stood in the camera lights and read a statement.

Hall of Fame lineman McCormack dies at 83 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Hall of Fame offensive lineman Mike McCormack died Friday in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 83. During his nearly 50 years in professional football, McCormack played, coached and held several executive positions, including president of the Carolina Panthers. – From staff, wire reports

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Versteeg thrilled to be back By MARK LAZERUS

Next Exactly three weeks after the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup on June 9, 2010 – a date Kris Versteeg permanently has etched into the skin on his right arm – general manager Stan Bowman called Versteeg and told him he had been traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, one of many salary-cap victims that summer. Versteeg was crushed but understood. He also wanted to put something in the back of Bowman’s mind. “I said, ‘If there’s ever a chance, I would love to come back,’ “ Versteeg said Friday, donning a bright red Hawks hoodie about 14 hours after he was re-acquired by the Hawks in a trade that sent Jimmy Hayes and Dylan Olsen to the Florida Panthers. “It obviously happened, and I’m really excited about it. I’ve got hopefully a lot of years ahead of me, and hopefully it’s as a Blackhawk. It’s where my heart is.” Versteeg left Chicago, but Chicago never left Versteeg. As he bounced from the Leafs to the Philadelphia Flyers to the

at Nashville, 7 p.m. today, CSN, AM-720 Panthers, with whom he spent the last two-plus seasons dealing with a knee injury and a lot of losses, the unforgettable times he had with the Hawks were never far from his mind, much as he tried to move on. He’d see his old teammates every summer. He’d watch as guys he came up with in the Hawks’ system b e c a m e f i x - Kris Versteeg tures. And he looked on with mixed emotions as so many of his friends won a second Stanley Cup this past spring. “Obviously you’re a little jealous,” he said. “Because you’d like to be there, too, and helping.” Now Versteeg gets that chance. Despite his struggles this season – just two goals and five assists in 18 games with the Panthers, coming off

knee surgery – the three-time 20-goal scorer instantly fills several needs for the Hawks. He skated on the right wing of the third line with Bryan Bickell and Andrew Shaw in practice, and he’ll be in that spot today in Nashville. He also is a proven performer on the power play and the penalty kill, two areas of concern for the Hawks. Panthers general manager (and former Hawks GM) Dale Tallon told reporters that the move – in which the Panthers swallowed half of Versteeg’s $4.4 million contract for the next two-plus season – was strictly performance based. He said Versteeg had been “inconsistent” and “trying to do too much, trying to carry the burden of the big contract.” But Hawks coach Joel Quenneville knows what Versteeg can do – he had 42 goals and 55 assists in two full seasons with the Hawks – and thinks that, even as he works his way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, he can be a valuable contributor. “Nice acquisition for us,” Quenneville said. “Steeg is very versatile in what he

brings to our team. He can play all positions up front. You can play him in all situations – PP, PK regular shift. Pretty handy guy and very useful. We like what he brings to the team.” And to the dressing room. The laid-back Versteeg, who famously rapped at the Hawks’ 2010 parade, was a favorite of fans and teammates. On Friday, his locker stall was next to Shaw’s. “They’re going to talk each other’s ears off,” Bickell said. Versteeg was relatively mellow, probably because he was going on 30 minutes of sleep after catching a 6 a.m. fight to Chicago. And maybe because he’s still a little shocked that after a few tough seasons, he’s right back where he always wanted to be. “It’s still a lot to process,” he said. “I’ve had so much good times here, and you almost put that all in the rear-view mirror because you never thought you’d come back.” Note: Goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin will make his first start today since Oct. 29, when he was pulled after giving up four goals on 22 shots against the Ottawa Senators.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE Detroit Bears Green Bay Minnesota Dallas Philadelphia N.Y. Giants Washington New Orleans Carolina Atlanta Tampa Bay Seattle San Francisco Arizona St. Louis

PF 238 259 245 220

PA 216 247 212 279

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North W L T Pct PF PA 6 4 0 .600 234 186 4 5 0 .444 172 197 4 5 0 .444 188 189 3 6 0 .333 179 218 East W L T Pct PF PA New England 7 2 0 .778 234 175 N.Y. Jets 5 4 0 .556 169 231 Miami 4 5 0 .444 193 209 Buffalo 3 7 0 .300 199 259 South W L T Pct PF PA Indianapolis 7 3 0 .700 252 220 Tennessee 4 6 0 .400 227 226 Houston 2 7 0 .222 170 248 Jacksonville 1 8 0 .111 115 291 West W L T Pct PF PA Kansas City 9 0 0 1.000 215 111 Denver 8 1 0 .889 371 238 San Diego 4 5 0 .444 212 202 Oakland 3 6 0 .333 166 223 Thursday’s Result Indianapolis 30, Tennessee 27 Sunday’s Games Baltimore at Bears, noon Oakland at Houston, noon N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, noon Atlanta at Tampa Bay, noon Detroit at Pittsburgh, noon Washington at Philadelphia, noon Cleveland at Cincinnati, noon Arizona at Jacksonville, noon San Diego at Miami, 3:05 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 3:25 p.m. San Francisco at New Orleans, 3:25 p.m. Green Bay at N.Y. Giants, 3:25 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 7:30 p.m. Open: Dallas, St. Louis Monday’s Game New England at Carolina, 7:40 p.m. Cincinnati Cleveland Baltimore Pittsburgh


Bulls get by without Rose By JOE COWLEY

EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct Indiana 9 0 1.000 Bulls 4 3 .571 Cleveland 3 7 .300 Detroit 2 5 .286 Milwaukee 2 6 .250 Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia 5 5 .500 Toronto 4 6 .400 Boston 4 6 .400 New York 3 5 .375 Brooklyn 3 5 .375 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 6 3 .667 Atlanta 5 4 .556 Charlotte 5 4 .556 Orlando 4 5 .444 Washington 2 6 .250

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Raptors forward Jonas Valanciunas (back) battles for the ball against Bulls forward Joakim Noah (left) during first half of Friday night’s game in Toronto. The Bulls won, 96-80. tion. “Just being smart about the situation,’’ Rose said of missing his first regular-season game this year. “There’s nothing like rest. “Being smart about my body, listening to my body, and [the hamstring] was just tight. The tightness just didn’t loosen up.’’ Rose will receive treatment back in Chicago this afternoon, and attempt to go through the walkthrough with the hope of returning for Indiana tonight. “I hope so,’’ Rose said, when asked if he thought he would play. “But if it’s still tight there’s no need to.’’

And the team will make sure he doesn’t if that’s the case. After missing 18 months of basketball recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, small bumps in the road were expected in the return of the 2011 MVP. “Yeah, each day he’s gotten better, so we just want to make sure,’’ coach Tom Thibodeau said of Rose. “We’ll see where it is. We don’t want to skip over things. I hate to speculate because we don’t know.’’ What they knew Friday was the business at hand was disposing of a Raptors team that was never really a threat from the tip to the final horn.

Behind 17 combined points from Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer in the first quarter, the Bulls (4-3) took the early 27-16 lead and never looked back. All five starters finished in doublefigures, while Noah had one of his better games, finishing with 18 points and nine rebounds. The Raptors (4-6) were led by DeMar DeRozan’s 37 points. “I feel good, I’ve been feeling good for three or four games now,’’ Noah, who has been getting over a sore groin, said. “Just trying to get better every game, you know. We’re still a work in progress.’’ And one that works better when Rose plays.

8WEEKEND TV SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY’S SCHEDULE Pro hockey Blackhawks at Nashville, 7 p.m., CSN Grand Rapids at Wolves, 7 p.m., WCUU College football Ohio St. at Illinois, 11 a.m., ESPN Indiana at Wisconsin, 11 a.m., ESPN2 Purdue at Penn St., 11 a.m., BTN Cincinnati at Rutgers, 11 a.m., ESPNEWS Iowa St. at Oklahoma, 11 a.m., FS1 Penn at Harvard, 11 a.m., NBCSN Troy at Mississippi, 11 a.m., ESPNU Illinois St. at Southern Illinois, 2 p.m., CSN Michigan at Northwestern, 2:30 p.m., BTN Michigan St. at Nebraska, 2:30 p.m., ABC Georgia at Auburn, 2:30 p.m., CBS Syracuse at Florida St., 2:30 p.m., ESPN2 Oklahoma St. at Texas, 2:30 p.m., FOX Miami (Fla) at Duke, 2:30 p.m., ESPNU Utah at Oregon, 3 p.m., FS1 Florida at South Carolina, 6 p.m., ESPN2

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TORONTO – Derrick who? Before the Derrick Rose critics could start running with that thought after the 96-80 dismantling of the Toronto Raptors on Friday night at the Air Canada Centre, Joakim Noah offered up a little perspective on life without Rose. “I mean, yeah, obviously it’s different,’’ Noah said, when asked about Rose sitting out the game with a sore Next right hamstring. “I mean he’s a vs. Indiana, different caliber 7 p.m. today, player, but overWGN, all we know that AM-1000 we need Derrick to get to where we want to get to.’’ The end goal is holding up an NBA championship trophy. And to a man, the Bulls players know they need Rose to even have a chance to sniff that. So even if the offense did function smoothly in his absence against Toronto, and even if the defense was a bit more suffocating with Kirk Hinrich taking his place in the starting lineup, the reality for Rose’s teammates is they need him up and running. “I think he did the right thing [Friday night], get that thing back to 100 percent and get back on the court, but I’m just happy we got the win,’’ Noah said. “A lot of guys contributed. Hopefully we can get Derrick on the court soon.’’ When? That’s the big ques-

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Texas Tech vs. Baylor, 6 p.m., FOX Houston at Louisville, 6 p.m., ESPNU Alabama at Mississippi St., 6:45 p.m., ESPN Stanford at USC, 7:07 p.m., ABC Wyoming at Boise St., 9:15 p.m., ESPN2 San Jose St. at Nevada, 9:30 p.m., ESPNU Men’s basketball Ohio St. at Marquette, noon, FOX Wright St. at DePaul, 1 p.m., WPWR-50 Auto racing Formula One, United States Grand Prix qualifying, noon, CNBC; 5:30 p.m., NBCSN (same-day tape) NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Ford Ecoboost 300, 3:30 p.m., ESPN Golf PGA Tour, OHL Classic, third round, 1 p.m., TGC Women’s volleyball Penn St. at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m., BTN Boxing Lightweights, Karl Dargan (13-0-0) vs. Michael Brooks (10-0-1); heavyweights, Tomasz Adamek (49-2-0) vs. Vyacheslav Glazkov (15-0-1), 1:30 p.m., NBC

Michigan at Iowa St., 4 p.m., ESPN2 Towson at Villanova, 4 p.m., FS1 Oregon St. at Maryland, 5 p.m., ESPNU SUNDAY’S SCHEDULE Robert Morris at Kentucky, 6 p.m., Pro football ESPN2 Baltimore at Bears, noon, CBS Rider at Purdue, 7 p.m., BTN Green Bay at N.Y. Giants, 3:25 p.m., Florida Atlantic at Boston College, FOX 7 p.m., ESPNU Kansas City at Denver, 7:30 p.m., Women’s basketball NBC California at Georgetown, 2 p.m., CFL playoffs, conference finals, FS1 Hamilton vs. Toronto or SaskatchFigure skating ewan vs. Calgary, 10 p.m., NBCSN ISU Grand Prix: Skate France, (same-day tape) 3:30 p.m., NBC (same-day tape) Pro hockey Golf San Jose at Blackhawks, 7 p.m., PGA Tour, OHL Classic, final round, WGN 1 p.m., TGC Auto racing Men’s soccer Formula One, United States Grand ACC tournament, championship, Prix, 1 p.m., NBC Virginia or Notre Dame vs. Clemson NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Ford or Maryland, 1 p.m., ESPNU EcoBoost 400, 2 p.m., ESPN Big 10 tournament, championship, Men’s basketball Indiana vs. Michigan St. or NorthBoston at Connecticut, 11 a.m., western, 1 p.m., BTN ESPNU AAC tournament, championship, Belmont at North Carolina, 3 p.m., South Florida or Rutgers vs. ConESPNU necticut or Central Florida, 9:30 p.m. Stony Brook at Indiana, 4 p.m., BTN (same-day tape), ESPNU

Champion Andre Ward (26-0-0) vs. Edwin Rodriguez (24-0-0), for WBA super middleweight title, 9 p.m., HBO

Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 9 1 .900 — Houston 6 4 .600 3 Dallas 5 4 .556 3½ Memphis 3 5 .375 5 New Orleans 3 6 .333 5½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 7 2 .778 — Oklahoma City 5 3 .625 1½ Minnesota 6 4 .600 1½ Denver 4 4 .500 2½ Utah 1 9 .100 6½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 6 3 .667 — Golden State 6 3 .667 — Phoenix 5 4 .556 1 L.A. Lakers 4 6 .400 2½ Sacramento 2 5 .286 3 Friday’s Results Bulls 96, Toronto 80 Indiana 104, Milwaukee 77 Portland 109, Boston 96 Charlotte 86, Cleveland 80 Miami 110, Dallas 104 Atlanta 113, Philadelphia 103 Denver 117, Minnesota 113 Brooklyn 100, Phoenix 98 (OT) San Antonio 91, Utah 82 Memphis at L.A. Lakers (n) Detroit at Sacramento (n) Today’s Games Indiana at Bulls, 7 p.m. Dallas at Orlando, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Washington, 6 p.m. Miami at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Atlanta at New York, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Denver at Houston, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Brooklyn at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Portland at Toronto, noon Memphis at Sacramento, 5 p.m. Detroit at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts 19 13 2 4 30 18 14 4 0 28 20 12 4 4 28 17 12 2 3 27 19 10 7 2 22 21 10 9 2 22 19 8 9 2 18 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts Anaheim 22 15 5 2 32 San Jose 19 12 2 5 29 Phoenix 20 13 4 3 29 Los Angeles 20 13 6 1 27 Vancouver 21 11 7 3 25 Calgary 19 6 10 3 15 Edmonton 20 4 14 2 10

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GA 53 37 43 40 55 59 61

GF 71 68 67 57 55 52 48

GA 56 44 63 46 56 71 78

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 19 14 5 0 28 61 44 Boston 19 12 6 1 25 53 36 Detroit 20 9 5 6 24 50 55 Toronto 19 11 7 1 23 53 45 Montreal 20 10 8 2 22 52 44 Ottawa 19 8 7 4 20 57 58 Florida 20 4 12 4 12 42 69 Buffalo 21 5 15 1 11 39 64 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 19 12 7 0 24 55 43 Washington 20 11 8 1 23 65 58 Carolina 19 8 7 4 20 37 51 N.Y. Rangers 18 9 9 0 18 41 49 New Jersey 19 6 8 5 17 38 48 N.Y. Islanders 20 7 10 3 17 56 64 Philadelphia 19 7 10 2 16 35 48 Columbus 19 6 10 3 15 48 56 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss Friday’s Results Carolina 3, Anaheim 2 (SO) Montreal 3, Columbus 2 (SO) Washington 4, Detroit 3 (SO) Winnipeg 3, Philadelphia 2 (SO) Buffalo 3, Toronto 1 Los Angeles 2, New Jersey 0 Pittsburgh 4, Nashville 1 Ottawa 4, Boston 2 Minnesota 3, Florida 2 San Jose at Edmonton (n) Today’s Games Buffalo at Toronto, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Carolina at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Chicago at Nashville, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Florida at Colorado, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Calgary, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Games Columbus at Ottawa, noon St. Louis at Washington, 5 p.m. Los Angeles at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. San Jose at Chicago, 6 p.m. Winnipeg at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Dallas at Vancouver, 7 p.m.


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Niemann helping to lead Spartans to a school record win total with 11, so far • SPARTANS

CLASS 5A QUARTERFINAL No. 6 Lincoln-Way West (10-1) at No. 2 Sycamore (11-0) Game time: 1 p.m. today How they got here: Lincoln-Way West defeated Chicago Urban Prep/ Bronzeville, 48-8, at home in the first round and beat Glenbard South, 46-0, on the road. Sycamore defeated Antioch, 48-24, at home in the first round and beat Nazareth, 33-28, on the road in the second round. Scouting the Warriors: Lincoln-Way West’s only loss of the season came at home to Sycamore, 34-21, in Week 1. Since then the Warriors have won 10 consecutive games, including an impressive victory against Lincoln-Way North. Running back Javier Montalvo is the workhorse for Lincoln-Way West, running for 315 yards and three touchdowns in last week’s win.

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Keys to victory: Sycamore limited Montalvo in Week 1 as the senior running back gained 144 rushing yards on 21 carries. The Warriors fell behind early and were forced to throw, completing only nine passes. If the Spartans can get ahead early, they might force the Warriors to be more pass-heavy again. Sycamore has been well-disciplined all season and it continued against Nazareth. The Spartans didn’t make many mistakes and capitalized when Nazareth gave them opportunities. Their run-pass balance offensively was good again last week and it will need to continue against Lincoln-Way West. – Ross Jacobson

what it would be like, but I’m happy with the way it worked out for me.” Niemann filled in immediately as an X-receiver for the Spartans in 2011 and helped Sycamore to 7-4 record. But after the season, quarterback Ryan Bartels, now a redshirt freshman at North Dakota, was set to graduate, leaving the position open to a new starter. Ultimately, Niemann stayed where he was and Sycamore went with senior Devin Mottet as the starting quarterback. Mottet, who led the area in completion percentage and threw 10 touchdowns and only one interception during the regular season, has proven to be a more-than-capable quarterback in his own right.

“I think [Niemann] was set. We had some discussions. Devin also played really well at receiver,” Sycamore coach Joe Ryan said. “It all ended the way it was supposed to.” This year’s 11-0 record, the most wins in school history and only the second quarterfinal appearance, more than confirm what Ryan thought two years ago. Since then, Niemann has continued to work at his new position. As a sophomore, he already was familiar with receiver routes because of his time as a quarterback, but his footwork and timing still were raw. Niemann said he trained at Don Beebe’s House of Speed in Aurora this year and improved on how to move defenders and recognize coverage concepts. “I worked on my speed

and just route-running,” Niemann said. “I had never done any of that stuff before [Sycamore]. I never had to worry about catching a ball.” In a twist of fate, Niemann is being recruited to be a linebacker at Iowa, another position he played during his youth football days, but gave up when the Spartans had bigger needs at safety. All in all, the move has worked out well for all parties involved and it has Sycamore in the midst of the Spartans’ best season since 1978. “I think it’s been the right decision for us,” Ryan said. “I knew he had the capabilities. It came to be on him if he was going to reach the heights he was capable of reaching. He hasn’t played his best football yet. I think there’s a lot of good football left in him.”

Chronicle staff picks ROSS JACOBSON (37-11) Sycamore

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Ravens hard to gauge

Ravens at Bears NOON SUNDAY, CBS, AM-780, 105.9-FM Shaw Media sports writer Kevin Fishbain breaks down this week’s Bears game: RAVENS


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Bears linebacker Lance Briggs (center) walks on the sideline during the second half of Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field.

STILL CONTRIBUTING Young and old benefitting from Coach Briggs H e hasn’t practiced since injuring his shoulder in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 20, but Lance Briggs is going above and beyond the requirements of an injured player. An observer who didn’t know any better would figure Briggs is on the Bears’ coaching staff. “It’s a different situation when you got a guy you just played beside who’s now behind you screaming at you to get in the right in the gap,” said fellow linebacker James Anderson, who has taken over Briggs’ onfield playcalling role. Briggs is seen at every practice coaching the linebackers, helping position coach Tim Tibesar run the drills. He is active, showing players where to go and walking through the reps. Briggs is seen staying late with his teammates, continuing to coach. “He’s helping in the meeting room. He is coaching on the field,” said defensive coordinator Mel Tucker. “He is doing a great job with that – leading and doing everything he can to help us prepare and that’s what you expect from a guy like Lance.” Rookies Khaseem Greene and Jon Bostic can receive the biggest impact. Neither player was on the field for a snap of defense the first five games. Now, Bostic isn’t missing a play and Greene is in Briggs’ spot with the base defense. “Lance is always coaching us. Whether he was hurt or not, he would always coach the younger guys and help us out, which was definitely a blessing for both me and Jon because he knows so much about the defense,” Greene said. Like the rest of the defense, the linebackers are at fault for the team’s recent struggles in

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stopping the run, something Briggs does better than most, so that’s an easy thing for him to teach. “Run fits, how to recognize plays, how to call it out before it happens,” Greene said. “Things that you develop with time and just giving it to us now and getting us used to doing it now is going to help me and Jon out in the long run and all the other guys who are out there after practice. It’s amazing.” It’s not just Greene and Bostic who learn from Briggs during these practices. Anderson is in his eighth NFL season, and Briggs isn’t going to let him off the hook. “He’s been on my case just as much as he’s been on their case. I feel like he’s actually coaching me more,” Anderson said. “Because being the lone veteran out there, the expectation levels are raised when you’re the older guy with a whole bunch of younger guys. “You’ve got to make sure you’re really still on top of your job. He’s been in my ear every play.” Anderson mimicked Briggs, calling out his name, “James! James!” as Briggs does in practice. “He’s taught me once you see what you see, trust it and go,” Anderson said. “Being a guy that’s labeled as a smart guy, that kind of tends to help everyone out. You tend to think a lot, and second-guess yourself because you think through so many scenarios. You see it, your first instinct is right, go with it. See it and go.”



Bears’ rushing offense vs. Ravens’ rushing defense Matt Forte is coming off his worst rushing performance of the season, thanks in part to some poor blocking. The Ravens allow 3.7 yards per carry with Haloti Ngata and Daryl Smith patrolling the middle of the field. Baltimore will look to put the game in Josh McCown’s hands as well, making it more difficult for Forte, who may be a more effective option as a receiver in this one. Edge: Ravens Bears’ passing offense vs. Ravens’ passing defense This is strength against strength. The Bears have moved the ball very well with McCown in the game (103.2 passer rating), while the Ravens have 32 sacks this season with Elvis Dumervil and Terrell Suggs coming off the edge. Bears receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery should win battles against Baltimore’s corners. Baltimore has given up 14 passes of 40 yards a more, the most in the league. Edge: Bears


Ravens’ rushing offense vs. Bears’ rushing defense Here is your weakness against weakness matchup, a battle of the ultimate disappointments. The Ravens are last in the league with a 2.8-yard rushing average. The Bears are allowing the second-most rushing yards in the league and will still be without Lance Briggs. Ray Rice hasn’t been able to run against anyone, and a third week in a row for this Bears front seven should give them the advantage. Edge: Bears


Ravens’ passing offense vs. Bears’ passing defense Coming off a Super Bowl and a fat contract, Joe Flacco hasn’t lived up to the billing this season with 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Torrey Smith is having a strong season, though, and rookie Marlon Brown has impressed. The Bears are without Charles Tillman and the pass rush continues to be the defense’s downfall. Neither unit has been great, but Smith helps give Flacco and the Ravens the nod. Edge: Ravens Sunday’s edge This game has “weird” written all over it, considering how bad Baltimore’s offense and Chicago’s defense have been. Then, factor in the injuries (no Briggs, Cutler and Tillman) and wild-card implications. Baltimore does have playmakers on special teams to watch, but the Bears have home-field advantage, a better offense and a defense that looked improved against Detroit. They had a sour taste after last Sunday’s loss, and make up for it vs. the defending champs. Bears 23, Ravens 19



If ever there was a classic strength-on-strength and weakness-onweakness matchup, it’s Ravens and Bears. Baltimore’s offense comes in 29th in total yards, 32nd average yards per run, 25th average per pass, 24th in interception percentage, 23rd sacks allowed, 24th thirddown efficiency and 21st in points. The Bears’ defense is as bad in every category but one, 26th in total defense, 26th run average, 31st pass average, 28th sacking the quarterback, 26th on third down and 27th points allowed. 2 The one clear edge is the Bears are second in the league in interception percentage. The Bears must pick off Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco to gain an edge on defense.


Briggs’ injury was expected to keep him out for six weeks. Sticking with that timeline, he could return for the Week 13 game in Minnesota. Briggs’ return would be a huge boost to the defense, but he’s made sure to have his presence felt still by coaching his fellow linebackers. “Lance has done a great job of just helping these guys out,” Bears coach Marc Trestman said. “I mean they are in

early. They are in at 6:30 in the morning, these linebackers, and they’re in working and getting extra meeting time and they leave late. I am really proud of these guys the way they are working and becoming pros.”

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BEARS INSIDER Hub Arkush Usually a huge factor in the Ravens passing game, Rice has also struggled there, managing just 4.9 yards a catch on 33 receptions for 161 yards. The suspicion the Ravens would miss Anquan Boldin is born out in No. 1 receiver, Torrey Smith’s numbers. While he’s caught 41 passes for 753 yards, an outstanding 18.4 average, Smith’s been targeted 84 times. No. 1 receivers who convert less than half their targets don’t stay No. 1’s for long. The Ravens biggest problem has been the offensive line, which is puzzling since it started the season with four starters from the Super Bowl team and has been so bad the Ravens dealt for Eugene Monroe from Jacksonville before the trade deadline. Defensively, the Ravens have reloaded nicely after losing Paul Kruger, Ray Lewis, Dannell Ellerbe, Ed Reed and Cary Williams. The additions of Chris Canty, Daryl Smith, Elvis Dumervil and rookie Matt Elam have made the rebuilding of that unit somewhat seamless. The key matchups in this ballgame feature the game’s best nose tackle, Haloti Ngata, on the inside shoulders of Kyle Long and Matt Slauson at different times, and Terrell Suggs and Dumervil rushing off the edges on

Jordan Mills and Jermon Bushrod. The Ravens have 32 QB sacks, paced by Suggs’ nine and Dumervil’s eight. Jimmy Smith has nice size on one corner at 6-foot-2 but Lardarius Webb is smallish at 5-10 and that will create a mismatch for either Brandon Marshall or Alshon Jeffery. On the other side of the ball, Rice against the Bears’ two rookie linebackers is the key. As badly as Rice has struggled this year, Mel Tucker has to be sure Jon Bostic and Khaseem Greene isn’t the antidote he’s been looking for. One other matchup to watch is John Harbaugh, one of the most successful coaches in the history of the NFL through his first five seasons, against first-year Bears coach Marc Trestman. Harbaugh is sure to have some custom pressures designed for McCown and how Trestman and Aaron Kromer counter could be the difference in the game. This is the Bears’ biggest game of the season. A Bears victory argues there’s no reason they can’t handle anyone else left on the schedule and 10-6 is realistic. Lose this one and the Bears winning five of their last six is about as likely as Bill Belichick hosting Saturday Night Live.

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There is both good news and bad news for the Bears this Sunday. The Baltimore Ravens will bring one of the NFL’s worst offenses to Soldier Field, struggling both on the ground and through the air and that could offer some tonic to a Bears defense that is also one of the worst in the league. On the flip side, the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens are still one of the best defenses in the NFL and, in his second start of the season, Josh McCown will face the best pass rush the Bears have seen this year. That is especially unsettling, realizing the Bears offensive line had its worst outing of the season last Sunday against the Lions. Joe Flacco is among the NFL’s wealthiest players with the contract he signed following the Ravens Super Bowl win, and one of the least productive quarterbacks in the game with a 77.3 passer rating, 25th in the NFL. Flacco managed just 6.7 yards a pass and his 12 TD passes are offset by 11 interceptions. Part of his problems may be the fact the Ravens are 30th in the NFL rushing the football and 32nd, dead last, in average gain per rush. That’s hard to believe when Ray Rice is your feature back, but he has just 115 carries through nine games for 289 yards, a 2.5 yard per carry average. Bernard Pierce was supposed to be a great compliment to Rice this season, but he’s averaged just 2.5 yards a pop on 93 carries.

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Snow joke: Bowman traveled winding path LAKE FOREST – Replacing the greatest cornerback in Bears history is no easy task. But Zach Bowman has dealt with bigger challenges. Picture this: You’re a teenager. You’re a great athlete and you have a lot of friends. One day, your dad (an Air Force master sergeant) comes home from work and wants to talk. This is a dad thing, right? Dads like to talk about things. Cut the lawn. Cut your hair. Cut it out. Except this talk was different. The Bowmans of South Carolina were moving to Alaska. ALASKA?!?!? Yes, Alaska. Bowman discussed his unusual path to the NFL after Friday’s practice at Halas Hall. Musick: A lot of Bears fans might not know that you lived in Anchorage. What was that like? Bowman: It was different. Coming from South Carolina – that’s where I’m originally from – and going to Alaska, you’ve kind of got this process in your head that it’s just snow up there and it’s igloos and penguins and polar bears. I wasn’t too thrilled when my dad came home and told us we were moving to Alaska. But we ended up going up there, and when I got up there, of course it was snowing. But it was a lot different. There were buildings and it was city-like, and my high school was cool. So, I liked it. Musick: How old were you when you made the move? Bowman: Second semester of my freshman year. Musick: Could you see Russia from your house? Bowman: (Smiles) You couldn’t see it from my house. You had to go more toward the bay, and it had to be like a clear day, and you could see it. Musick: Were you already into football before you moved? Bowman: Yeah. I’ve been playing football since the fourth grade, and then it was just one of those

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We were more like running guys. We had nothing but speed on the court. Everybody could shoot, everybody could lay it up, everybody could dribble. Our coach just sat back and watched us play. Musick: Do you still have any mementos from your state basketball title? Bowman: I do, I do. Matter of fact, I’ve still got the tape from the [state championship] game. It’s good to go back and watch every now and then. Musick: OK, quick detour back to football. On a scale of 1 to 10, how popular is football in Alaska? Bowman: It was very popular. They just don’t get a lot of pub up there. Basketball is a popular sport, too, they just don’t get a lot of pub from anybody, so it’s hard for a lot of those kids to get recognized. But there are guys who do come out playing basketball and football. Musick: So when you take on Baltimore this weekend, will you have some friends in Alaska getting up to watch the 9 a.m. kickoff? Bowman: Yeah, man. A lot of my friends watch it. They always send me text messages and stuff like that, so I know that those guys are watching. • Shaw Media sports columnist Tom Musick can be reached at and on Twitter @tcmusick.

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Illini skid into history By STEVE GREENBERG Chicago Sun-Times CHAMPAIGN – Tim Beckman isn’t the first Big Ten football coach to inherit a rather small conference losing streak and have it grow into an albatross on his watch. At Wisconsin, for example, there once was a coach who lost his first 14 Big Ten games, bringing his program’s league losing streak to 19. Two seasons after finally shedding the albatross, Barry Alvarez won his first of three Rose Bowls. No one’s comparing Beckman to Alvarez, but the two are among the few who know what it’s like to try to coach their way out of the rubble of a 19-game Big Ten losing streak. With another loss today against No. 3 Ohio State, Illi-

Big Ten infamy Longest Big Ten losing streaks: 1. Northwestern: 38 (1978-82) T-2. Illinois: 19 (2011-present) T-2. Indiana: 19 (1959-62) T-2. Minnesota: 19 (1982-84) T-2. Wisconsin: 19 (1989-91) 6. Northwestern: 17 (1913-15) 7. Iowa: 16 (1964-66) T-8. Indiana: 15 (1995-96) T-8. Illinois: 15 (1996-98)

Source: nois’ tragic number will move to 20, the first six of which happened before Ron Zook was jettisoned. The Illini, 33-point underdogs against the Buckeyes, almost surely will leave Wisconsin, Minnesota (19 in a row from 1982 to ’84) and Indiana

(19 in a row from 1959 to ’62) behind on the Big Ten’s alltime list of losers. If that happens, they’ll trail only Northwestern, which had an epic 38-game league losing streak from 1978 to ’82. Not surprisingly, the streak isn’t one of Beckman’s favorite things to discuss with his players. He could hit them over the head with it, but how would that motivate them to do better? They’re suffering more than enough as it is. “It being brought up is something I’d rather stay away from,” Beckman said. “We’re trying to express as much positiveness as we can.” • Steve Greenberg is a Chicago Sun-Times sports reporter who can be reached at

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NIU continues to struggle at line Huskies shoot 14 of 26 in loss to Dukes By ROSS JACOBSON DeKALB – Poor free-throwing shooting continued to haunt the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team in a 60-55 loss to James Madison on Friday at the Convocation Center. NIU (0-2), which missed 13 free throws in its season-opening loss to Nebraska-Omaha, shot only 14 of 26 from Next the free-throw line against vs. St. Jose St., the Dukes, in8 p.m. today, cluding a couple of key free AM-1360 throws down the stretch. NIU got off to a quick 5-2 lead on a 3-pointer by Travon Baker after corralling a loose ball and Aksel Bolin got a putback layup, but that would be the last time NIU would lead in the contest. “I thought our guys fought back in the second half. We just couldn’t get over the hump with a shot to take the lead,” NIU coach Mark Montgomery said. “Unfortunately today the achilles hill was the free-throw line again.” But the young Duke squad used a 3-2 matchup zone that frustrated the Huskies offensively for much of the game. The Huskies shot only 31 percent from the field. After converting on 2 of its first 4

2013 DAILY CHRONICLE GIRLS GOLF ALL AREA FIRST TEAM Delaney Bend Indian Creek, senior A late-season scoring streak of low scores lasted through the playoffs as Bend qualified for sectionals. McRaye Scheller, sr., Hinckley-Big Rock The transformation from concert violinist to No. 1 golfer was a “privilege” for coach Greg Jourdan to witness. “McRaye sought out the chance to compete with the other team’s No. 1 player,” Jourdan said. “She felt the passion and embraced the feeling that are associated with wanting to post a low score.” Maggie Russell DeKalb, sophomore Two more years await Russell in her quest to become a state qualifier. She will continue to compete in summer tournaments and work with swing coach and former Northern Illinois women’s coach Pam Tyska. Andrea Strohmaier Genoa-Kingston, senior The Cogs will have to replace the top of their lineup next season. Strohmaier was a three-time sectional qualifier.

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Northern Illinois’ Darrell Bowie (right) looks to shoot while being double-teamed by a pair of James Madison defenders in the first half of Friday night’s game at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. The Huskies lost, 60-55. 3-pointers, NIU finished only 5 of 28 from beyond the arc. “We came out in a 3-2 [zone],” James Madison guard Charles Cooke said. “We knew that percentage-wise they weren’t that good shooting from the outside. We tried to make them take difficult shots and I thought we did a good job of that tonight.” James Madison (1-1) won the Colonial Athletic Association tournament last season and made the NCAA tournament, but graduated

four starters from last year as is now one of the youngest teams in the country, a position NIU was in much of last year. Andre Nation, the fifth starter on that group, sat out while serving a suspension for the first half of the season. NIU managed to get within 28-21 late in the first half as Dontel Highsmith drove baseline for a layup, plus the foul, but the Dukes extended it back to a 10-point lead at the half. NIU came out of the intermission with good defensive

intensity and it translated to offense on the other end early in the second half. A James Madison turnover turned into a layup from Baker on the other end and a Highsmith steal and layup cut the Dukes’ lead to four. A corner three from Aaron Armstead made it, 37-35. For the game, NIU forced 15 James Madison turnovers. After James Madison again pushed the lead back to eight, Armstead drove baseline for a reverse layup, plus the foul, and a layup from

Highsmith off the feed from Bolin made it 51-49. The Huskies would cut it to two numerous times late in the second half, including a Bolin putback with 1:25 remaining. NIU appeared to get a needed stop on the next possession, but the offensive rebound came to Andrey Semenov for the easy layup and a four-point cushion. NIU plays San Jose State, which fell to Milwaukee, 6461 in the opening game of the NIU Invitational, at 8 p.m. today.

Katie Thurlby Genoa-Kingston, senior Another three-time sectional qualifier will leave a void atop the G-K lineup next fall.

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Cogs’ Keegan to Winonap • BARBS Continued from page C1 Hickey said she will major in the general health sciences area. Hickey said she wanted to have the experience of going to a school farther away, and the Seawolves’ coaches – Coley and Dan Pawlikowski, coached Hickey at the club level with the Kane County Juniors. “It’s going to be far, but already knowing the coaching staff is going to be better for me,” Hickey said. After playing outside hitter for the Barbs, a spot the team needed her at, Hickey expects to play libero in college. She has club experience at libero, and DeKalb coach Ben Fisher, who also coaches Hickey with Club Fusion, said she’ll have no problem playing that spot in college. “I think she’ll be great at it. I think she has a chance to be the best libero in that conference she’s going into, for four years in a row,” Fisher said. “I think that’s how much potential and athleticism that she has. She has a tremendous amount of upside. She needs to get better fundamentally and she knows that.” Keegan to Winona: G e noa-Kingston senior catcher Paige Keegan signed her national letter of intent Thursday to play softball at Winona State. Keegan was the 2013 Daily Chronicle Softball Player of the Year. “I was actually looking very closely at another school I was interested in when my travel coach put a video highlight together for me,” Keegan said. “Winona State was one of the first schools to get back to me after that. We took a trip up to visit the campus and I really liked the smaller school setting. Being from Genoa, I’m used to that. Plus, the campus was beautiful and they have a very successful program. It all just felt right.” Keegan was an All-Big Northern Conference East selection all three years and boasts a career batting average of .527 with 80 singles, 37 doubles, 15 triples and six home runs.

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Next DeKALB – Northern Illinois’ 48-27 win over Ball State on Wednesday featured the Huskies’ offense moving the ball at will. There were two highlight-reel third-down plays from Jordan Lynch. The Huskies’ defense held Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning and Co. in check during the second half, allowing only three points. At Friday’s news conference at the Yordon Center, NIU coach Rod Carey said he Rod Carey was pleased with all three phases of his team’s game – offense, defense and special teams. But the thing Carey was most happy about was his team’s lack of penalties. NIU didn’t commit a single penalty all game for the first time this season. “It’s really hard to go through a game with no penalties. To do that you really have to have, I don’t know if luck is the right word, you probably have to be fortunate,” Carey said. “And we probably were in some cases, but that’s something we’ve been harping on. The ones that we could control, we got controlled.” Through 10 games, NIU has averaged 6.67 penalties a game, a total that ranks 94th in the nation. After committing a season-high 14 penalties against Eastern Illinois in Week 4, NIU had only two penalties against UMass before committing none Wednesday. “I think the discipline part of any football team, the longer you play those are the things you pay attention to,

at Toledo, 7 p.m. Wednesday, ESPN2, AM-1360 and I think we are,” Carey said. On the other sideline, Ball State came into the game as one of the most disciplined teams in the nation, averaging less than four penalties a contest. The Cardinals had two false-start penalties on their first drive, and Ball State finished the game with six penalties for 45 yards. NIU defensive end Joe Windsor said the loud crowd of 18,290 fans played a factor. “I think so. They’re a pretty big hard-count team,” Windsor said. “When you’ve got a crowd like ours and they get loud for you, it’s pretty hard for them to hard count it.” Notes from Friday’s news conference: • Tailback Akeem Daniels still hasn’t practiced. He hasn’t practiced yet while recovering from offseason foot surgery. Daniels still has a redshirt year available. Carey said the staff can’t make any decisions on whether it would play him or not until it knows he’s healthy. • Cornerback Sean Evans (knee) took part in pregame warmups Wednesday, but was held out of the game. Carey is hopeful Evans will play this Wednesday. • Carey called Toledo running back David Fluellen, who has run for 1,067 yards this season, a “special player” who has NFL talent. Fluellen has missed time with an ankle injury but could play Wednesday.

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Substitute Bus Drivers


162 S. STATE ST. Highway 31

Applications may be picked up M-F 8am – 4:30pm at: 900 Oak St., DeKalb, IL

Applications may be picked up from the LaSalle Veterans' Home, Human Resources Department.

HOURS: Sun. 1pm-3pm Tues. 9am-12pm Thurs. 1pm-4pm

FRI, SAT, SUN NOV 15,16, 17 10AM - 5PM

We have competitive pay & benefits.

Illinois Veterans Home-LaSalle Skilled Nursing Care Facility 8am-4pm (FT Position) Monday – Friday Requires completion of four years of college, with a degree in mechanical engineering. Requires 608 Universal EPA. Must have knowledge of modern methods, principles, and techniques of mechanical engineering. Safe operation of maintenance equipment and/ or vehicles. Valid driver's license required.



Material Handler / Machine Operator


FBCM ReSale Shop 680 Haish Blvd.

Precious Moments – Sugar Town “Sweet Cookie Shop” cookie plate in box, Can hang on wall $15. 815-895-5732

BAR CLAMPS - Old Carpenters Bar Clamps, Notched Wood Beam, Cast Iron Stops, Approx 4'-5' long, $25 each, moving, Sycamore 815-762-0382 Cloth Dolls – 18”, pillowcase type, long dress & bonnet, some Christmas prints - $20 each 815-895-5732 Framed Art - Autographed Cartoon Cell - Hanna/Barberra "Characters On Parade" Documented, Mint Condition $450 OBO - Moving Sycamore 815-762-0382

Girl's Disney Princesses Two Wheel Bike, 12.5" Wheels, $18, DeKalb, 815-739-1953 Radio Flyer Red Scoot About Ride On Kids Toddler Bike w/Bell & Seat That Adjusts As Child Grows Best For 1-2 Year Old, $18, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 TRICYCLE - Radio Flyer Child Bike Red & Blue In Color, $22, DeKalb, 815-739-1953

Precious Moments Dated 1987 Club Figurine, "Love Is The Best Gift Of All", Great Condition, No Box, $8, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 Precious Moments Wedding Figurine "The Lord Bless & Keep You" E-3114, Great Condition, No Box, $8, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

Beautiful Desk - Mahogany inlays on top - Totally refinished; 42" wide, 8 drawers, brass handles $200. 815-825-2275 Bedroom Set – Dark Wood, Includes; Headboard - Fits Queen or Standard, Dresser w/ mirror, Nightstand & Armoire - $175 815-762-8255 after 12pm


Brown, Very good condition! $25

King size bed frame, $40. 815-758-0915 DESK - 52" x 24" Steel Desk w/ small left side return, Includes: chair & lamp. Great shape, $95 Sycamore. 815-762-0382 DVD CABINET – Solid Oak DVD Cabinet – 24”w x 36”h x 6”d. Excellent Condition. 4 shelves, can fit over 200 DVDs. $60. 847-659-1852

Entertainment Center

Sony Triniton 36” television with 2 tower speakers & 2 mounted speakers for surround sound. Tower includes 7 disc cd & tape player, $75. 815-895-5206 FUTON – Mission Style, Full Size, Oak Finish, Beige/Green Fabric, Includes 2 Pillows & 2 End Tables, Excellent Condition - $250 OBO, Moving - 815-762-0382 SYCAMORE Kitchen/Dining Room Set Round table, 4 chairs, Light vanish – Good Condition - $50. 815-522-6607 9a-10p Recliner Chair. Very Clean w/arm covers. Non smoking. Light Blue & Grey color. $40 847-515-8012 SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) – Matching Patterned fabric. Excellent Condition. $125 OBO for the pair. Sold as set. 847-659-1852


Gun Cabinet – 10 gun, fruitwood, 3 key – locked glass doors & drawer, lighted top & middle Like New - $375 Call 6-9pm 815-895-5441

BLENDER - Oster, White, 10 Speed Like New. $18. Sycamore. 815-895-5373 BOWLS - New Set Of 3 - Apple Design Ceramic Bowls, 1-Large, 1-Medium, 1-Small & Ceramic Apple Design Matching Pitcher, $20, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 Cake Plate & Server – New By Madison & Max, Cardinal Bird Porcelain $8, Sycamore, 815-895-5373 Christmas Tea Light Lamp 10” H, Optic Glass Shade, White Ceramic Base w/ Decorations in box - $8. 815-895-5732 Interior Wood Door - 36", golden solid oak, six panel style, right side hinges, Includes frame & privacy lock set installed - Excellent cond. $65. Sycamore. 815-762-0382

STEP LADDERS - 5 wood step ladders, Type lll, 200 lb rating, good condition, 4' to 6' high, $15 each, Sycamore 815-762-0382 Stoneware Accessory Set – 5 Piece New, Royal Seasons Snowman Print, Includes 2 Candlesticks, Napkin Holder, Gravy Bowl & Saucer, $10, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. Stoneware Dinnerware Set, Royal Seasons, New, 32 Pieces, Snowman Print, 8 dinner plates, 8 salad plates, 8 soup bowls & 8 mugs, $25, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. Stoneware Table Top Set, 6 piece, Royal Seasons Snowman Print, New, Includes Salt & Pepper Shakers, Creamer, Sugar Bowl & Covered Butter Dish, $10, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. Wine Entertainment Set, Napa 7-Piece New Hand Painted, Includes 4-12oz. Goblets, 9" Cheese Dome 2-pc. Set & Decanter, $20, Sycamore. 815-895-5373. WORK GLOVES - 120 pair, New, White, Adult Size, Washable, $40 for all, Sycamore. 815-762-0382

Watch Rings, Ladies (6) New, Colored Glass Insert, Silver Tone Case, Make Great Gifts! $7.50 each OBO. 815-762-0382


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Rochelle Foods, LLC 1001 S. Main St. Rochelle, IL 61068 or fax to (815)562-7136 or E-mail You may also apply at Job Service in Rockford or Sterling. Equal Opportunity Employer

24" Holographic Train - New 330 Light Yard Or Home Decoration Indoor/Outdoor Use, $22, Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

BIN - New Green or Red Small Canvas Storage Organizational Bin 10" w x 7.5" h x 12.75" d, $5, Sycamore, 815-895-5373

Child Vanity & Pink Chair - Little Tikes Vanity Has White Lift Up Lid w/ "Mirror" Underneath That Child Can See Themselves In & Compartments Of Different Sizes For Storage. Can Be Used As A Desk Also. $22, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 Disney VHS tapes - Lion King, Babe, Babe Pig in the City & Spirit. Like New. $20 for all. 815-825-2703 FIRE TRUCK CAR - Child Little Tikes Red Fire Truck Ride In/On Car, Has Face In Front, Very Cute! $30, Sycamore. 815-895-5373

Christmas Nativity Set – 12 pieces, 39” tall – All illuminated Outdoor, Used Once - $100 OBO 815-757-5867 9a-9p

Furry Magic Scarfs - New, Black & Red, Interchangeable, 11 Ways To Wear It, Can Be A Hat, Gloves, Scarf, Etc., Great For Tailgating Or Cooler Weather, $7. Sycamore, 815-895-5373. HANGERS - Huge Lot Of 250 Metal Hangers From Dry Cleaners, Organized In 10 Bundles Of 25 Each, $10, DeKalb, 815-739-1953 HELMET - Child Bike Helmet w/Blue Strap, White In Color & has picture of Kangaroo on front & says Kangaroo, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953


Blue Spruce, 7.5 ft. Easy to assemble with white lights, very full looking with remote control for lights. Excellent condition, $225. 630-934-4040 LAMP - New Candle Shaped Lamp With Gingerbread Decorated Lampshade Small Sensor, $8, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. LAMP - Small Sensor New Candle Shaped Lamp With Bear Christmas Lampshade, $8, Decorated Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

Fisher Price Toddler/Child Musical Laugh & Learn Smart Bounce & Spin Pony Ride On. Yellow/Tan Horse On Green Platform. Like New $20. Sycamore. 815-895-5373 Radio Flyer Inchworm Bouncing Caterpillar Ride On, Red Hat & Red Seat & Green Body On Four Wheels, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 RIDE ON - Little Tikes Teal Coupe, Car Has Floor Board & Handle For Parent To Push Smaller Child & Floor Board Can Be Taken Out & Child Can Move The Car Around With Their Feet. Car Has Steering Wheel & A Beeping Horn, $25, DeKalb, 815-739-1953.

SLED - Little Tikes Baby Infant Child Red Sled w/ Back Support & Carrying / Pulling Rope, Like New, $20, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 WREATH - Lighted Wreath w/ Mitten Decorations, $10, Sycamore, 815-895-5373 Get Bears news on Twitter by following @bears_insider

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SHOES - Boy's Men's Diadora Cleats Shoes, Size 8, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 SHOES - Boy's/Men's Adidas Everyday Shoes Size 7.5, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

918 W. Main St., Genoa, IL Merle & Alice Cotner Auction

SHOES - Boys/Men's Adidas Cleats Shoes, Size 6, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 SHOES - DRESS SHOES - Boy's Men's Cherokee Black Casual Dress Tie Shoes Size 6, $5, DeKalb 815-739-1953 Slot Machine – Mecca Complete with 200 tokens, excellent shape $175 OBO 815-761-5843 SNEAKERS - Men's Boy's Sneaux Black Sneakers Size 7 Everyday Shoes, $5 DeKalb. 815-739-1953

Vehicles: 1952 Replica MG-TD FiberFab Kit Car; 1940 Plymouth Touring Car; 1966 Cadillac Sedan deVille; 1975 GMC Pick Up; 1998 GMC 2500SL 4x4 Pick Up. Antiques & Collectibles; Antique Furniture; T.M. Roberts Fanning Mill; Wood Fish Lures; Primitives; Household Furnishings; Appliances; Big Selection Tools & Equipment; Lincoln Welder; Mac Pressure Washer; Charger/Starters; Simplicity Regent 17 h.p. Lawn Tractor; Bolens QT16 Lawn Tractor w/Snowblower; Mowers & Lawn Tractors; Lawn & Garden Tools; Pop Up Camper; Much More!

Hack's Auction & Realty Service, Inc. Pecatonica, IL 815-239-1436 I.A.F.L. #44.000128

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22ND 2013 Lunch Available


1703 STATE STREET DEKALB IL. 60115 (Take Peace road to Pleasant go west to Dietz than south to State take State to sale yard.) Watch for signs.

ACI Midwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to: Human Resources Manager,


Bob and Bill after 25 yrs in business have decided to liquidate and offer the following equipment at auction. The equipment has been well maintained the shop is full. Attendance permitting Two Auction rings will be running simultaneously.

Friday, November 22, 2013 1-4pm

Health care benefits including medical, dental, vision care, and prescription drug plan Excellent benefits package including educational assistance, vacation and holiday pay, 401(k) Competitive salary starting up to $21.60/hr and range from $18.80/hr to $23.60/hr, depending upon qualifications and shift assignment.

Foosball Table – Good Condition, Extra Table Top for Other Games, All Accessories - $50 815-899-8083 after 5pm

DRILL - Milwaukee 4' Right Angle Drill, $190, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 WIRE RACK - Ideal 25 Spool Heavy Duty Wire Rack, $160, Sycamore. 815-895-5373

District Contract Manager (DCM)

What are the advantages of working for Rochelle Foods?

CAGE - Dog Crate Kennel Cage Collapsible w/ Removeable Tray For Small Dog, $22, Sycamore, 815-895-5373

Fishing Reels & Poles Some Very Old, Very Good Condition, Collector Type, Various Prices. 815-895-8347



Rochelle Foods, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation, has immediate openings for 2nd and 3rd shift Industrial Maintenance Mechanics in the Rochelle, IL plant. This position requires the ability to maintain, troubleshoot and repair equipment in an industrial manufacturing environment.

Xmas Pathway Holographic Lights, New, Indoor/Outdoor Use, 5 Pack $10, Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

Conduit Bender 1/2", $20, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 DRILL - Makita Drill w/ Battery, Charger & Case, $25, Sycamore, 815-895-5373

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6 string, accoustic, excellent condition! $300/obo 815-909-8905 UPRIGHT PIANO Kohler & Campbell, matching bench & many books. $375. 815-762-5880

11 weeks, male and female, litter trained, indoor kittens. FREE TO LOVING HOME! 815-761-7508

BACKPACKS - Heavy Duty New Assorted Designs - Lifetime Warranty - $15 - Sycamore. 815-895-5373 BAG - New Fiskars Blue Canvas Zippered Bag w/Handle & Inside Compartments for Individual Storage. Great For Crafting, Scrapbooking or other - $15, Sycamore 815-895-5373

CLEATS - NFL New Black & White Reebok FGT Cleats w/Anti-Friction Lining, Size 10.5, $25. Sycamore. 815-895-5373 CLEATS SHOES - Boy's Men's Nike Cleats Shoes. Size 5.5, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953

ACI Midwest is seeking qualified applicants for full and part-time positions to assist in the distribution of local newspapers in Kane, DeKalb & McHenry counties.

710 Vellagio, Sycamore

Artist Drafting/Design Table, Adjustable w/ light, Great Shape, Some Extras - $75 OBO 815-751-6373 leave message

SINK - White Plastic Utility Laundry Sink, double bowel, includes drain & faucet hardware great shape $50. 815-762-0382 Sycamore


District Assistant will assist in all aspects of the daily distribution of the newspaper, including the delivery of open routes, ride-alongs with Independent Contractors and assisting with service issue. Typical work schedule begins at 1 am. This is an hourly position with mileage reimbursement. Must have reliable transportation, proof of insurance and valid driver license.

Recliner Lift Chair

Brown cloth, electric, very good condition, $300/obo. 815-825-2349 or 815-757-0978

BINS - Large Canvas Storage Organizational Bins, New, Green or Red, 14" x 17" x 10", $8, Sycamore, 815-895-5373.


District Assistant

Great for a bad back, like new! $200/obo 815-909-8905

SHELVING UNITS - 10 Metal Shelving Units & Tool Stands - Light To Medium Duty, most on casters - Assorted Sizes Moving $10-$40 Each. Sycamore. 815-762-0382

Daily Chronicle Classified

The DCM will manage the distribution within a geographic area for ACI Midwest, LLC responsible for negotiating contracts with Independent Contractors, managing delivery fees, and achieving service targets. This is a salaried position. Market salary provided commensurate with experience. Previous supervisory experience required. Previous newspaper distribution experience is a plus. Must have reliable transportation, proof of insurance and valid driver's license. Typical work schedule begins at 1 am.

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CRYSTAL LAKE Shaw Media has a full or part-time opening for a Multi Media Account Executive in the Classified Advertising Department. Do you thrive in a fast-paced, progressive environment, enjoy sales and the rewards of helping customers build their business? If so, consider joining our outbound telephone sales team. The successful candidate will work Monday through Friday, up to 37.5 hours per week aggressively prospecting new business accounts and meeting monthly sales goals. You will be expected to significantly contribute to the department and financial growth of our company.

TRUCKS, TRACTORS, TRAILERS & TRENCHERS SELLING @ 11:45 AM. TRUCKS: 2010 Ford F-450 Super Duty, V-10, Dump bed w tool boxes, >18,000 miles; 2008 Ford F-350, Diesel, 4 x4, Lariat package, >136,000 miles; 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty, 4x4,XL, >36,400 miles; 2008 Chevy 2500, 4x4, extended cab, >65,000 miles; 2008 Chevy 5500, Duramax Diesel, Allison Auto, tool boxes, >19,000 miles; 2005 Ford F-250, XL super Duty, 4x4 extended cab >61,000 miles; 2000 F650, Dump Box, 7.3 power stroke, Diesel, >71,000 miles; 2000 F650, Flat Bed 7.3 Power Stroke, Diesel extra Fuel Tank Belly Boxes; >55,000 miles; 1995 GMC 3500 Bucket Truck w/ 30 ‘ boom, 454 eng. 30,000 miles on rebuilt Motor TRACTORS, TRENCHERS & TRAILERS: 2010 Ditch Witch RT 115, D. Quad Track, 585 hrs. w/ Plow, Back Fill Blade Reel Carrier; 2010 Ditch Witch 1220 Mach 1, 500 gal mud tank, & MM-13 Mixer, on T-18DDB Tow Master Trailer, 500’ rod, w/ Electronics; 2005 Ditch Witch 2020 mach 1, 500 gal Mud tank, FM13 Mixer, 500’ of rod, on T-18 DDB Tow Master trailer, w/ Electronics; 2011 E35 Bobcat ZTS Back Hoe, w Fill Blade, D. 11’ arm, 1” & 2” extra Buckets, 1100 hrs; 2011, S185 Bobcat Skid Steer, w Bucket & Forks, D. 300 hrs; 1993 Case 760 Quad, 4 wheel steer, Trencher, plow, Boring Attach. Backhoe, 1500 hrs. D. /3 extra plow blades; 1992, Vermeer, LM 40, Combo Plow & Trencher, 934 hrs, D; 2010 Berlon, Tandem axle, 18’ 14,000 lb. trailer; 2010 Berlon, Tandem axle, 16’ 12,000 lb. trailer; 1992 Belshe, 6,000 lb trailer; 1993 Belshe, 22,000 lb 18’ trailer w/ new tires & brakes, 6’ dove tail; (2) Sleeter, cable Trailers; Sleeter, Carousel Trailer; (3) JTC 8,000 lb Mud Sucker trailers, one with Hyd. Take up reel; 2011 Roose, RR 200, 11,000 lb Reel Trailer; Allas Copco, XAS 185 , JD 7 Portable compressor Diesel, 44 hrs.; Allmand Eclipse, pull type, Solar, arrow Board; 3000 lb landscape trailer; Several Reels various sizes of H.D.P.E. pipe. LARGE AMOUNT OF SHOP TOOLS, SUPPLIES, SAFTY SIGNS, AND EQUIPMENT USED IN THE DAILY BUSINESS. GO TO WEBSITE OR CONTACT CHRIS OR JOE FOR MORE INFO. TERMS: See Terms on Website. Early registration on Thursday Nov. 21st from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm.


Dependability and a demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities quickly and accurately are a must. Job requirements include a high school diploma, minimum typing skills of 40-50 wpm, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Interested candidates may send their resume with cover letter to: or Apply now at: Shaw Media is a Drug Free Employer. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. This posting may not include all duties of position. Equal Opportunity Employer.

AUCTIONEERS: JOE WEGENER, ROCHELLE IL. 815-766-0756, IL. LIC # 440.000375 MIKE ESPE, ELBURN IL. 630 -669- 2667, IL LIC # 440.1200424 CHRIS WEGENER, SANDWICH IL, 815-451-2820, IL LIC # 440.000267


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BIG APARTMENTS, LESS MONEY! Rochelle: 15 minutes from DeKalb 1 BR & 2BR Starting at $530 Recently updated! Affordable heat. Walk to shops! (815) 562-6425 Now accepting Visa, M/C, Discover

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DeKalb 1 & 2BR Starting $605

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220 E. Hillcrest. 815-758-0600 DeKalb - 1BR Apt Avail NOW $450/mo, Includes heat & Internet. W/D in building, 831 Kimberly Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768

2000 Buick Park Avenue: 4 door, 89K mi., new brks, muff., batt., loaded w/ AM/FM, cass., CD, 38L, V6, very clean, runs great, $2850 815-756-4480


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We Pay The Best! For Junk Cars, Trucks and Vans No Title, No Problem. Same Day Pick-Up. 630-817-3577

DEKALB - SPACIOUS MARKET APARTMENTS Near the heart of NIU. Incl gas and forced air heat. Off street parking, lush grounds, on site laundry room. Outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, patios and balconies. Cats OK.

DeKalb – 1148 ½ Market St. 2 BD upper apt. 1st/sec dep. $600 month 815-756-6201 DeKalb 1BR, w/study stove, fridge, heat included. 815-748-4085 DEKALB 2 BEDROOM Appliances, gas heat, C/A, ceiling fans, garage, no pets/smoking. $785, avail 12/1. 630-697-9102 DeKalb 2BR W/Den, New Kitchen. Private parking, $650. 1BR $580. Studio $450. No pets/smoke. 815-762-4730 DEKALB ADULT, QUIET, REFINED Building. 2 Bedroom Apt with homey environment. Car port. For mature living. Excellent Location! No pets/smoking. Agent Owned. 815-758-6712

DeKalb Newly Remodeled 2BR 1BA, A/C, off St parking for 1 car. Lndry in bldg, pets OK. $760/mo + deposit. Pete 630-363-3430

DeKalb Quiet Studio 1, 2, 3BR

Sycamore TH Like New 2BR

Great location! 2BA, 2 car garage, skylights, appl, W/D, C/A, $935. No pets. 815-758-0123 Sycamore: TH for rent or sale, 2BR w/loft, 2.5BA, full bsmnt, all appl., new carpet, fireplace, 2 car gar., $1350/mo. 815-899-5057

The Knolls Hot new deluxe townhomes. 2 & 3 Bedrooms. Garage, C/A, Basement. Pets?



718 N. 11 St., W/D, large yard, near park, gas incl. $800/mo+sec. Pet friendly. 815-501-8343

DeKalb Spacious Lower 2BR Laundry, lrg yard, storage, garage avail. $750/mo. utilities not incl 815-751-2937 DeKalb Very Nice 1BR - 2BR ALL Utilities Are Included $730/mo. 815-156-1777 Cats OK, no smoking.

DEKALB ~ 2 BEDROOM 1 car garage, $595 plus utilities. 1 dog OK. Big yard, lots of light. Available now. 815-758-3154

DEKALB ~ 2 BEDROOM Clean, quiet residential building. Park-like setting, close to schools. 815-758-6580

DeKalb ~ 618 Leonard Ave. 2BR,1BA, W/D, basement, garage. Pets OK, avail 12/1, $850/mo, gas included. 815-501-8343

DeKalb 2, 3 & 4BR Duplexes With attached 2 car garage. 1 mo security & 1st mo rent. Move in before winter! Call 815-758-8045 or Stop In: Eden's Garden Apts 2355 Williams Way, DeKalb DeKalb – ½ Duplex, 4BR, 3BA, 2 car garage, large yard. Drive by 1424 Moluf St. $1250/mo 1st/lst/sec 815-739-6170

Kingston 2 Bedroom Ranch Garage, basement, large lot. River view, appl, W/D, $900/mo + sec. Agent Owned 815-784-6388 SYCAMORE – 1 BEDROOM 1 BR 1 Ba lower level apt by High st and walnut in Syc $625 + utilities (50% of Gas gas/water) 1st / last security. No pets. 630-918-1069

Near downtown, parking, laundry. NO pets/smoking, agent owned. 815-756-2359 - 815-758-6712

Sycamore 2BR, C/A, near North Grade School, gar., bsmnt, appl., very clean, 1st, last, security, no pets/smoking 815-517-1018

Dekalb: 2BR, 1.5BA, all appl., D/W, W/D, 1 car gar., patio, big yard, $975, 815-494-0861

3BR, 1.5BA, Near I-88 & NIU


DeKalb: Upper 1 BR Apt. Absolutely no smokers, Heat/Air, stove & refrig. Furn. $550/mo 1st mo & sec deposit. 815-758-4178

GENOA LARGE 2 BEDROOM A/C, W/D hook-up, no pets. Available Dec 1st, $700/mo. 847-683-3442

2 Bedroom Duplex, Appliances, W/D hook-up, no pets, $650/mo. 815-562-7368 Malta- Cozy 1 BD Upper, off street parking. Non-smoker. Utilities included in rent. Malta- 2 BD ground floor W/D hook-ups 815-981-8117 Partially furnished, all utilites incl. No pets/smoking, $700m/mo + security. 630-552-1920

Rochelle Large Upper 3BR Heat paid. Formal dining, large kit, encl front & back porch, 2 car gar. $760/mo, 1st, last, sec with small pet dep, no smkg. 815-757-1045


Remodeled, available now. Clean and quiet, $550/mo. 815-758-6580 ~ 815-901-3346

All appl, lrg yard, bsmt, pole bldg. NEW INTERIOR, $1200. No pets/smoke 815-762-4730 DEKALB - 2BR 1BA, Appliances, A/C Garage, Lawn Care - Snow Removal Included, No Pets, $850. 815-758-0591 Available Now. Quiet, residential area, walk to downtown. Appl incl. 815-758-6580 DeKalb – 2BR 723 N. 6th CA, W/D, DW, garage. 3BR 1106 S. 2nd -All amenities. 1010 Davy pet friendly. 815-895-6357 DEKALB 3-4 Bedroom Ranch Style, basement, garage, all appliances, NO Smoking, No Pets, $1200. 815-758-0591 DeKalb 3BR, FR With Fireplace Gar, workshop, sunroom, $895. ALSO 3BR, attach gar, $775. No pets/smoke. 815-762-4730 DeKalb. 3BR. Fenced yard. Deck. W/D, Stove, Fridge. Close to shopping. $825/mo+utils. 304-359-0788 DeKalb. Large 4BR, 2BA home. 842 S. 1 st Street. Large yrd, bsmnt, W/D hook-ups. $1095/mo+utils. 815-758-4615 or 815-375-4615

Genoa: 2BR, 1BA, attch. gar., Asking $1100/mo.+ utilities Call 815-761-8488 SYCAMORE - 3BR 1.5BA House Large Yard, Garage, Quiet Street 421 Home Street, $975/mo Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768

Sycamore. 22X29' Shop/Storage 9' overhead door. $400/mo. Heat & Electric incl. J&A RE 815-970-0679

DeKalb. 2 Unit. $82K Contract Sale Location! Live in or Rent. Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845

WINTER STORAGE RV's, Campers & Boats - Indoor & secure, West of Sycamore. Owner resides on property 815-825-2571

OFFICE SPACE: 151 W Lincoln Hwy (between Castle Bank & American Liquors). Approx 400sq. ft., 2 separate rooms nicely decorated. $425/month, all utilities included. Parking lot adjacent to building. Available Dec. 1. (815) 787-3519 DeKalb—2 BR lower $695 + Deposit & Lease. Available now! Stove, fridge, heat & water incl. No pets/smoking. 815-298-0423

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Available Dec/Jan. Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554

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Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 9, 16 & 23, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY WATERMAN STATE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT C. RISSMAN, SHARON K. RISSMAN, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. IN CHANCERY CASE NO. 13 CH 419 NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION NOTICE is hereby given to Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, of the Complaint for Foreclosure filed in the above entitled case on the 13th day of November, 2013, and that they are named Defendants in the above entitled case, pursuant to the provisions of 735 ILCS 5/2-206, 735 ILCS 5/15-1218 and 735 ILCS 5/15-1502, and that the above entitled mortgage foreclosure which is now pending in said Court and the day on or after which a default may be entered against said Defendants is the 23rd day of December, 2013, and that the following information applies to said foreclosure proceeding: (i) The names of all Plaintiffs and the case number are identified above. (ii) The Court in which said action was brought is identified above. (iii) The names of the title holders of record are: Robert C. Rissman and Sharon K. Rissman. (iv) A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 19 AND ALL OF LOT 20 IN BLOCK 2 IN LAMB'S ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF WATERMAN, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF DEKALB AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. (v) A common address or description of the location of the real estate is as follows: 255 W. Cleveland Street, Waterman, Illinois 60556 (vi) An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: Names of mortgagors: Robert C. Rissman and Sharon K. Rissman Name of mortgagee: Waterman State Bank Date of mortgage: August 19, 2009 Date of recording: August 26, 2009 County where recorded: DeKalb County Recording document identification: 2009012778

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF SUSAN F. WALKER, Deceased Case No. 13-P-135 INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION PUBLICATION NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Notice is given of the death of Susan F. Walker, who died on September 30, 2013, a resident of Esmond, Illinois. The Representative for the estate and her address is: Joan F. Young, 1930 Colleen Drive, Los Altos, CA 94024. The attorney for the estate and her address is: Janis M. Tupy, Esq., Tupy & Tupy, Ltd., 303 E. Hillcrest, DeKalb, IL 60115. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before May 5, 2014. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 133 W. State Str., St. Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the Representative, or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. Tupy & Tupy, Ltd. 303 E. Hillcrest DeKalb, IL 60115 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 2, 9 & 16, 2013.)


/s/ Timothy J. Conklin Timothy J. Conklin, Attorney for the Plaintiff The Foster & Buick Law Group, LLC 2040 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 Phone: (815) 758-6616

October 23, 2013 a resident of the City of DeKalb, County of DeKalb, Illinois. 2. The Representatives for the estate are: Amy J. Deegan, 821 South 8th Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115; Stacey M. Deegan, 205 Forsyth Lane, DeKalb, Illinois 60115.

1492 Cambria Dr., Unit 14 DeKalb, IL 60115 (Published in the Daily Chronicle November 1, 8, 16, 2013.)


3. The Attorney for the estate is: KRUPP & KRUPP, LLP, 3281 Commerce Drive, Suite B, DeKalb, Illinois 60115. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before May 19, 2014. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178, or with the Representative, or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. 5. The estate will be administered without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Section 28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4).

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on October 30, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as SOLIS CONCRETE SERVICES located at 719 Birch Dr., Kirkland, IL 60146. Dated October 30, 2013 /s/ Douglas J. Johnson DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 2, 9 & 16, 2013.)

Dated: November 14, 2013


/s/ James C. Krupp James C. Krupp - Attorney for Representatives (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 16, 23 & 30, 2013.)


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IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: NATHANIEL LARIEL BEAMON FOR CHANGE OF NAME PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on December 18, 2013, at 9:00 A.M. at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178 in the courtroom occupied by the presiding judge, Nathaniel Lariel Beamon will file his/her petition requesting that his/her name be changed from NATHANIEL LARIEL BEAMON to NATHANIEL LARIEL RUSSELL pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Any persons interested in said request for change of name may appear at said time and place, if they so desire.


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