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Greenbrier parking rules take effect Jan.1 Changes to make parking orderly, safe for residents By FELIX SARVER fsarver@shawmedia.com

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Emma Carlson (from right), 12, Breanna Hamrick, 12, and Travis Haak, 13, all of Kirkland, help wrap Christmas gifts Tuesday during the holiday distribution event at The Salvation Army in DeKalb.

More than 2,500 children benefit from long-running event registered to receive donations. “We have enough toys,” Cho said. “Our community is so generous, we can provide two toys and a clothing item per child, stuffed animals and a game for each family.” Each registered family was assigned a time to arrive, with new groups arriving every 15 minutes. All they needed was the registration ticket and a photo ID. Cho said another distribution takes place in Sandwich to serve the southern portion of the county. Members of the DeKalb County Detachment of the Marine Corps League, the group that collects Toys for Tots, also

By DEBBIE BEHRENDS dbehrends@shawmedia.com DeKALB – The Salvation Army was a crowded – but jolly – place Tuesday during the first day of holiday clothing and toy distribution. Along with Marine Corps League members who collect toys, the minister and churchgoers from Mayfield United Congregational Church of Christ, Salvation Army Capts. Michael and Alisha Cho pitched in helping registrants “shop” for toys, clothing and books. “We have good volunteers, but we could always use more,” Michael Cho said. “We expect about 800 parents to come through today.”

Evelyn Saur (front) of DeKalb looks over gifts while being assisted by Dick Dowen during the holiday distribution event Tuesday at The Salvation Army in DeKalb. Distribution will continue today at The Salvation Army,

830 Grove St. in DeKalb. More than 2,500 children had been

DeKALB – For Daniel Gazinski, the new parking rules for Greenbrier Road in DeKalb next year could ease the traffic on the street. “It might help, because we have people who park by our house who block our driveway,” he said. Gazinski is a Northern Illinois University student who has lived at the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house on the street for the past two years. Although the building has its own parking lot, he said it’s difficult for the fraternity residents to drive in or out. Starting in January, drivers will not be allowed to park on the north side of Greenbrier. The south side of the street will allow parking, but it will be for residents only and require a permit. The DeKalb City Council approved the changes Oct. 14 in a 6-0 vote, according to online city records. DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery said the parking changes to the street have been discussed among city and police officials, DeKalb Area Rental Association representatives, Greek Row representatives and property owners. A similar parking restriction was applied to Edgebrook and Kimberly drives and police saw a dramatic decrease in the need for police service in those areas, he said. Police are hoping for the same effect on Greenbrier. Excess parking tends to come from people visiting the community who are not residents or students who do not live in the area, he said. “Greenbrier Road … has to date in 2013 been one of our highest demand service area,” he said. “Those services being public safety-related such as police and fire.”

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How to get a parking permit n Visit the DeKalb Police Department at 700 W. Lincoln Highway n Provide proof of residency, vehicle’s make, model, color and registration plate number n Provide valid photo identification n A deposit of $10 will be required upon issuance n Permits will be valid Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2014. For information, call 815-7488400.

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Survey: Economists say U.S. income gap holds back economy By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER The Associated Press WASHINGTON – The growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else isn’t bad just for individuals. It’s hurting the U.S. economy. So says a majority of more than three dozen economists surveyed last week by The Associated Press. Their concerns tap into a debate that’s intensified as middle-class pay has stagnated while wealthier households have thrived. A key source of the economists’ concern: Higher pay and outsize stock market gains are

flowing mainly to affluent Americans. Yet these households spend less of their money than do low- and middle-income consumers who make up most of the population but whose pay is barely rising. “What you want is a broader spending base,” said Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James, a financial advisory firm. “You want more people spending money.” Spending by wealthier Americans, given the weight of their dollars, does help drive the economy. But analysts say the economy would be better able to sustain its growth if the riches were

more evenly dispersed. For one thing, a plunge in stock prices typically leads wealthier Americans to cut sharply back on their spending. “The broader the improvement, the more likely it will be sustained,” said Michael Niemira, chief economist at the International Council of Shopping Centers. A wide gap in pay limits the ability of poorer and middle-income Americans to improve their living standards, the economists say. About 80 percent of stock market wealth is held by the richest 10 percent of Americans. That means the stock mar-

ket’s outsize gains this year have mostly benefited the already affluent. Those trends have fueled an escalating political debate. In a speech this month, President Barack Obama called income inequality “the defining challenge of our time.” Obama also called for an increase in the federal minimum wage, now $7.25. Republican leaders in the House oppose an increase, arguing that it would slow hiring. Several states are acting on their own. California, Connecticut and Rhode Island raised their minimum wages this year. Last

month, voters in New Jersey approved an increase in the minimum to $8.25 an hour from $7.25. Income inequality has steadily worsened in recent decades, according to government data and academic studies. The most recent census figures show that the average income for the wealthiest 5 percent of U.S. households, adjusted for inflation, has surged 17 percent in the past 20 years. By contrast, average income for the middle 20 percent of households has risen less than 5 percent. The AP survey collected the views of private, corporate

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Business Networking International: 8 a.m. at 920 W. Prairie Drive, No. M, Sycamore. Home-schoolers activities: 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. in Sycamore. Hands-on classes and field trips for all ages. Contact Lisa at 815748-0896 or gakers@tbc.net. Free Blood Pressure Clinic: 9 to 11 a.m. at Valley West Community Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. No appointment necessary. 815-786-3962 or www. valleywest.org. Men and Caregivers Networking Breakfast: 9 to 10 a.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital Cancer Center. Free cancer support group. No registration required. For information, call 815748-2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs. Fresh Beginnings AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. New Beginnings AA(C): 10 a.m. at 120 Main St., Kingston. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Kishwaukee Kiwanis: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hopkins Park Community Room in DeKalb. www. KishKiwanis.org; email Amy Polzin at APolzin87@yahoo.com. Sycamore Rotary Club: Noon at Blumen Gardens, 403 Edward St., Sycamore. Franklin HEA: Afternoon unit of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting time and location, call Betty at 815-5223361. 24 Hour A Day Brown Bag AA(C): 12:05 p.m. at Newman Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum: 1 to 5 p.m. at 622 Park Ave. in Genoa. Call 815-784-5559 for appointments other days. Memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. at Nehring Gallery, Suite 204, 111 S. Second St., DeKalb. Free. Open to all. www.dekalbalumni.org. Weight Watchers: 5 p.m. weigh-in, 5:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Community Dinners: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Voluntary Action Center lunch site, 330 Grove St., DeKalb. Free public dinners served by volunteers. New sponsors are always welcome. Call Nancy Hicks at 815-758-1678 to volunteer; call 815-758-3932 to sponsor a meal. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org. Came to Believe AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Chess Game Play: 6 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore. Open chess game play. All ages and skill levels welcome. info@dekalbchess.com or visit www.DeKalbChess.com. Meditation Drop-In: 6 to 7 p.m. at Center for Integrative BodyWork, 130 N. Fair St., Sycamore. Reservations appreciated, not required. www.yourcfib.com, 815899-6000 or info@yourcfib.com. Genoa Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. North Avenue Pass It On AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at North Avenue Baptist Church, 301 North Ave., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. American Legion Auxiliary, Bayard Brown Unit 337: 7 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. Narcotics Anonymous: 7 to 8 p.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. 815-9645959. www.rragsna.org. Bingo Night: 7:15 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Club, 121 S. California St. 815-895-2679. Kishwaukee Concert Band rehearsals: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Huntley Middle School, South Seventh and Taylor streets in DeKalb. No auditions necessary; the band is open to wind or percussion instrumentalists age 18 and older. 815-899-4867 or 815-825-2350. Celebration Chorale practices: 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St., DeKalb. Singers are invited. For information, call Sally at 815-7396087. Hopefuls AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Thursday Hinckley HEA: Morning unit of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting time and location, call Sandi at 815-286-7191.

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VIEWS Jillian Duchnowski DeKALB – The gifts are piling up at Flippin Eggs. They line the front counter next to the cash register and are piled on a shelf above the front window. They are wrapped in colorful paper, tied with pretty ribbon and waiting to go home Saturday with those who come to Flippin Eggs’ eighth free holiday dinner. Typically, Flippin Eggs owners Scott and Maria Morrow see a last-minute rush of gifts donated before their dinner, so they are pleased to have about 250 gifts by the Tuesday before the meal. On Saturday, they’ll open the restaurant at 831 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb from 5 to 8 p.m. for about 220 people. The family and about 20 volunteers will serve pork chops and ham to those who can’t afford a nice holiday meal or those who don’t have family nearby. “It’s nice to have a lot of volunteers because if people are alone, we have them sit with other people or we’ll sit down and talk with them,” Scott Morrow said. Each diner will leave with two presents, and any leftover presents will be donated to Safe Passage, the domestic violence agency, and Hope Haven, the homeless shelter. Area residents can drop off wrapped gifts, labeled for the gender and age range for which they are best suited, during regular business hours from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. The dinner itself is just the Morrows’ way of giving back. “Growing up, both my wife and I didn’t have a lot of money,” Scott Morrow said. During the event, Tom and Bonnie Riley typically show up to entertain folks, Tom dressed as an elf and Bonnie armed with coloring books and card games. Two years ago, the Conley family surprised everyone with their singing, which prompted the Morrows’ then-6year-old daughter, Alexus, to climb on a chair and give a performance, too. Maybe you, dear readers, could conjure up a surprise to make this year more fun? You know, if you know magic tricks. Or how to ride a unicycle. Speaking of giving: The extra gifts from the holiday dinner will be donated to Hope Haven and Safe Passage, but don’t let that stop you from donating

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Flippin Eggs owners Scott and Maria Morrow pose with some of the gifts donated for Saturday’s annual holiday party at the restaurant. Organizers still are accepting gift donations, which will be given to those who cannot afford a nice meal or those who have no family nearby. directly to either organization, if you are so inclined. Hope Haven, which saw a $20,000 cut in one federal grant last year and a $10,000 cut to another federal grant this year, receives an outpouring of support from the community during the holiday season, Executive Director Lesly Wicks said. But its most serious needs continue to be cash and supply donations, not toys. Leaders at the homeless shelter, which houses 35 children, give the children several gifts during the holidays and stash extra gifts for birthdays or other special occasions, such as a child making honor roll at school, Wicks said. For more information about the donations that top Hope Haven’s wish list, call the organization’s office at 815-758-3166. As far as Safe Passage, leaders provide gifts for domestic violence and sexual assault victims, whether they are receiving walk-in services or staying in the shelter or transitional housing, said Marj Askins, community education and prevention specialist at Safe Passage. They maintain a space of donated, unwrapped gifts where parents can select appropriate items for their children. “We like to collect donations for kids in such a way that moms and dads can shop for their kids among the dona-

tions,” Askins said. Some of the best gifts for clients are comfort items: high-quality lotions, nicer bed linens, body wash and things like that, Askins said. To find the organization’s wish list for donations, see www.safepassagedv. org. The best time to drop off donations is between 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, but donors can call 815-7567930 to make other arrangements. A gift for yourself: When I moseyed down to Flippin Eggs on Tuesday to check on the gift drive, I treated myself to breakfast for lunch. I enjoyed their pumpkin French toast, which came with a cream cheese filling, whipped cream – and yes, syrup to drizzle over all that. Another special they presently are offering is gummy bear pancakes, which I hear hasn’t been as popular as the pumpkin offerings. Next month, they’ll have Oreo pancakes. Oreo cookies are crushed and mixed in with the batter, and the finished pancake is topped with a frosting not dissimilar from Oreo filling. It might be the perfect treat for yourself after the busy holiday season.

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Lotto players attempt to defy odds The ASSOCIATED PRESS It’s the ultimate fantasy: Walk into a store, plunk down a dollar, and with nothing but luck – really extraordinary luck – you win a giant lottery. Suddenly, you’re rich as a sultan with enough money to buy an NBA team or your own island. The odds of that happening, of course, are astronomical. But tell that to the optimists and dreamers across the country who lined up at gas stations, convenience and drug stores Monday for the last-minute buying fren-

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zy in the Mega Millions jackpot. The prize soared to $636 million – the second-largest in U.S. history – in advance of Tuesday night’s drawing. So what drives people to play, and what makes them think their $1 investment – among the many, many millions – will bring staggering wealth? “It’s the same question as to why do people gamble,” said Stephen Goldbart, author of “Affluence Intelligence” and co-director of the Money, Meaning & Choices Institute in California. “It’s a desire to improve your life in a way that’s driven

by fantasy. ... The bigger the fantasy, the tastier it gets.” In a piece called “Lottery-itis!,” Goldbart and co-author Joan DiFuria wrote on their blog last year on the Psychology Today website that in times of economic stress, playing the lottery is a way of coping with financial anxieties and uncertainty. “We may seek a magic pill to make us feel better,” they wrote. “Ah yes, buy a lottery ticket. Feel again like you did when you were a child, having hope that a better day will come, that some big thing will happen that will

make everything right, set the course on track. “ The Mega Millions jackpot is just $20 million short of the $656 million U.S. record set in a March 2012 drawing. The new huge prize stems from a major game revamp in October that dramatically reduced the odds of winning. If no one wins Tuesday night and the jackpot rolls over past the next drawing scheduled Friday, it will reach $1 billion, according to Paula Otto, executive director of the Virginia Lottery and Mega Millions’ lead director.

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8DID YOU WIN? Illinois Lottery Tuesday Pick 3-Midday: 8-7-7 Pick 3-Evening: 8-9-4 Pick 4-Midday: 7-1-4-7 Pick 4-Evening: 3-1-2-8 Lucky Day Lotto-Midday: 6-9-25-29-36 Lucky Day Lotto-Evening: 1-2-4-9-13 Lotto jackpot: $8.25 million

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As food labels get closer look, ingredients vanish The ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – Take another look at that food label. An ingredient or two may have vanished. As Americans pay closer attention to what they eat, food and beverage companies are learning that unfamiliar ingredients can invite criticism from online petitions and bloggers. The risk of damaging publicity has proven serious enough that some manufacturers have reformulated top-selling products to remove mysterious, unpronounceable components that could draw suspicion. Earlier this year, for example, PepsiCo Inc. said it would stop using brominated vegetable oil in Gatorade

and find a another way to evenly distribute color in the sports drink. Last year, Starbucks said it would stop using a red dye made of crushed bugs based on comments it received “through a variety of means,” including an online petition, and switch to a tomato-based extract. Kraft Foods plans to replace artificial dyes with colors derived from natural spices in select varieties of its macaroni and cheese, a nod to the feedback it’s hearing from parents. Ali Dibadj, a Bernstein analyst who covers the packaged food and beverage industry, says the changes reflect a shift from “democratization to activism” by consumers. “It used to be that people would

just decide not to buy the product. Now, they’re actually agitating for change,” Dibadj said. “There’s a bullhorn – which is the Internet – so you can get a lot of people involved very quickly.” Companies stand by the safety of their old recipes. Although they don’t typically provide details on production decisions, their reasons for using certain ingredients can include cost and manufacturing efficiencies. Still, food and beverage makers can be sensitive about broadcasting any changes. Chick-fil-A, for instance, has been removing artificial dyes and high-fructose corn syrup from its dressings and sauces. The Atlanta-based chain is also testing a “clean

ingredient bun” but has not alerted customers. “The reason companies don’t publicize it is that they don’t want to bring attention to these ingredients. They want to slowly start to remove them until they’re all gone,” said Vani Hari, who runs the site FoodBabe.com and has pressured companies to remove artificial dyes and other ingredients. There are no numbers tracking how many companies are reformulating products in response to consumer demand. But even if recipe changes aren’t in direct response to petitions or blogs, executives understand that ingredients can become a liability once they fall out of favor with the public.


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Kingston fire destroys garage, camper By DEBBIE BEHRENDS dbehrends@shawmedia.com KINGSTON – No injuries were reported in a fire that destroyed a garage and camper Tuesday afternoon at 31729 Hillcrest Road in Kingston. Genoa-Kingston assistant fire chief Ryan Stoffregen said flames already had spread throughout the garage by the time firefighters arrived, so they called for help from Kirkland, Sycamore, Hampshire, DeKalb and Maple Park-Countryside fire departments. The camper, which be-

longed to Robert and Barbara Michiels, sits southeast of Route 72 and Glidden Road near Kingston. “We had just the right amount of people to knock it down quickly – within about the first five minutes after we arrived,” Stoffregen said. Although the exterior siding of the nearby home was damaged from the heat of the fire, it did not spread to the home. Stoffregen said Barbara Michiels was the only one home when the fire started. The investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

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Firefighters finish extinguishing a fire that destroyed a garage and camper Tuesday at 31729 Hillcrest Road in Kingston.

8LOCAL BRIEFS LaSalle man charged with sexual abuse SHABBONA – A 44-year-old LaSalle man accused of sexually abusing a female family member five years ago is due in DeKalb County court Friday. Erik D. Swanson, of the 1100 block of Marquette St., was charged with aggravated sexual criminal abuse, criminal sexual abuse and Erik D. battery against Swanson a girl younger than 18, authorities said. Police say a mother brought her child Nov. 30 to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office to report a sexual abuse that occurred when the family lived in Shabbona, according to a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office news release. Swanson was arrested Saturday. Swanson was released from jail after posting $5,000 bail. If convicted of the most serious charge, Swanson would face up to seven years in prison.

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Student tech conference scheduled for Feb. 22 DeKALB – Students in third through 12th grades are invited to the Students Involved with Technology Conference on Feb. 22. Presenters and participants are needed for the event at DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road, DeKalb. Sessions include photo and video editing, geocaching, digital art, robotics, programming, remote sensing, Google earth, logo design, wind energy, animation, game development and multimedia design. The $25 fee includes handson activities, competitions, a keynote speaker, a snack and lunch and technology sessions. Register by Jan. 24. For information, visit www. sitconference.org or the high school’s Facebook page. Scholarships are available. Email Denise Flemming at denise. flemming@dist428.org.

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Veterans Service Officer Steve Kreitzer thanks third-grade students Tuesday at Malta Elementary School for making ornaments for the Christmas tree at the DeKalb County Veterans Assistance Commission office.

Ornaments honor veterans Gifts to decorate Veterans Assistance Commission office By DEBBIE BEHRENDS

Third-grade students at Malta Elementary School made ornaments that will hang on the Christmas tree at the DeKalb County Veterans Assistance Commission office.

dbehrends@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Handfuls of Christmas ornaments now grace the tree at the DeKalb County Veterans Assistance Commission office thanks to Malta Elementary School third-graders. The project came about after commission employee Luz Maria Gilkey asked her son’s teacher to have students make some ornaments for the tree. The teachers were happy to have a reason for a student art project. Each third-grade class has 28 students. “It’s a nice way to thank veterans,” said teacher Kelly Peterson. She said at a least a couple of third-grade students have family members who are veterans. Teacher Linda Dunham said the parents of one of her students are Marine Corps veterans. “They came in and spoke

to the kids. They brought in uniforms and let the kids try them on,” Dunham said. “I feel like we’ve talked a lot about veterans this year,” she said. Gabby Norman is the student whose parents both served as Marines. “My parents are both veterans,” Gabby said. “I thought it would be cool to do this for the veterans.” Zaylin Burton’s mom served in the Navy. “I liked doing this because my mom’s a veteran,” Zaylin said. “Now she’s a nurse,” While pointing out mes-

sages to veterans on the back of some of the ornaments, Gilkey said she hopes to make the ornament project an annual tradition. Although they decorate the office this holiday season, commission Superintendent Tammy Anderson said the ornaments will be distributed to veterans next year before the holidays. Commission employee Steve Kreitzer was happy to shake hands with many of the students. ‘”I feel like we need to recognize the good things kids do,” Kreitzer said.

DeKalb holiday garbage, tree disposal announced DeKALB – Waste Management will delay garbage pick-up after Christmas and New Year’s Day, and will pick up Christmas trees the week of Dec. 30 and Jan. 6. Residents should place trees without decorations in the parkway on either of those weeks, according to a news release. Trees in bags will not be collected. Residents also can put their old Christmas trees in special waste containers from Dec. 30 through Jan. 10. The containers will be at the southwest corner of North Seventh and Oak streets, Fire Station No. 2 at 1154 S. Seventh St., and the city garden plots near Fire Station No. 3 at 950 W. Dresser Road. Garbage pick-up also will be delayed the next two weeks because of the holidays. That means that Wednesday collection will happen Thursday, etc. For information, call 800-7969696.

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GENOA – About $10.5 million was set for the Genoa-Kingston School District 424 property tax levy. On Tuesday, school board members unanimously approved the levy for fiscal year 2013, which the school district will receive in installments starting next spring after the levy is filed this month. Excluding bonds and interest, the capped amount for the levy is about $8.3 million. The total levy the school district is requesting is a 4.78 percent increase over last year. School officials are asking for more than what they can expect to receive because of tax levying limitations, said Brad Shortridge, the district’s assistant superintendent. “All public bodies do this in the state of Illinois and most of them don’t get what they ask for,” he said. Because of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law, the school district can only receive a limited increase in the levy of up to 5 percent of what was received the year before; or 1.7 percent under the Consumer Price Index, whichever is less. “What this means is excluding new construction, we can receive no more than 1.7 percent more than what we received last year,” he said. Funds from the levy makes up 62 percent of the school district’s revenue. Increases to the levy are made to keep up with the rising costs of running a school district, such as salaries, energy costs, supplies, equip-

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By the number Equalized assessed property value for Genoa-Kingston School District 424 n 2005: $175 million n 2008: $223 million n 2012: $179 million n 2013: $165 million (estimated) ment and other school materials, Shortridge said. “All those prices rise, so it’s prudent for a school district to also levy for increases,” he said before the meeting. The levy also is increased to capture new growth in the district, such as new construction of homes or businesses. Overall assessed property value in the district have been decreasJoe Burgess ing since 2008, District 424 when it was superintendent $223 million, the highest since 2005. Last year, the assessed property values were at $179 million and this year are estimated to drop about $14 million. Because property values are sinking, the tax rate is rising. Shortridge said last year the tax rate was $5.62 per $100 of the overall assessed values, which is about 63 cents higher than 2011. Joe Burgess, the district’s superintendent, commended Shortridge on his presentation of the tax levy. “It’s very important to explain that process every year,” he said.

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Experts: Boeing plant move unlikely for Illinois By DAVID MERCER The Associated Press CHAMPAIGN – Illinois has joined more than 20 other states trying to lure Boeing’s production of the 777x airliner out of Washington state, but the company’s long list of requirements could prove expensive. But beyond expense, aircraft industry analysts say Illinois – home to Boeing’s headquarters but very little of its production – doesn’t

have what the company needs. Illinois is making its pitch amid an ongoing debate about when tax breaks and other perks for businesses make sense, another factor that could complicate the state’s case. Boeing asked for proposals from interested states after union workers in Washington state rejected a new contract offer. At least 22 states responded, hoping to land a plant that would employ up to 8,500 people.

Illinois economic development officials sent the proposal last week. They declined to discuss details, including whether it includes tax breaks or other measures that would require legislative approval. “We think it’s a pretty compelling proposal for a company that has Illinois as its headquarters,” said David Roeder, a spokesman for the state Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the agency that

provides most tax breaks and other incentives in Illinois. But Richard Aboulafia, a longtime aircraft industry analyst, is among industry watchers who don’t believe Illinois has a chance. “Zero, zilch, nada. Worst [possible location] I’ve heard yet, apologies to Illinois,” he said. The state, he said, has almost no aerospace production or workforce with industry experience and has a heavy, strong union presence

unlikely to appeal to Boeing as it goes through tense labor negotiations in Washington. Illinois is also short on several requirements Boeing wants any new home to provide, aerospace industry consultant Scott Hamilton of Leeham Co. said. “They’re asking for the moon,” Hamilton said. Those requirements include a site adjacent to a “major international airport,” one with a runway at least 9,000 feet long, according to

a copy of the company’s site selection criteria obtained by The Associated Press. There are only a handful of such runways in the state, among them O’Hare International Airport in Chicago and MidAmerica St. Louis in Mascoutah, Ill., a money-losing airport just east of St. Louis. The area around O’Hare has almost no available land, said Brent Pollina, vice president of Pollina Corporate Real Estate in suburban Chicago.

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CHICAGO – State regulators allege a doctor misled potential patients by offering “pre-approval” for medical marijuana through a Chicago clinic, a claim clinic officials refuted Tuesday as “utterly baseless.” The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation filed a complaint Monday against Dr. Brian Murray, who has an active medical license in Illinois, and Tammy Jacobi, founder of Good Intentions. The facility opened in August, the same month a medical marijuana bill into law. The law takes effect in January, but medical marijuana won’t be available for months as state agencies work out rules and regulations. The complaint says the clinic offered potential patients early approval for medical marijuana in exchange for a $99 registration fee. Murray has been charged with violating the Medical Practice Act and faces revocation of his license.

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DeKalb Dimitri J. Stephen, 21,of the 4500 block of North Clarendon Avenue, Chicago, was charged Sunday, Dec. 8, with domestic battery and resisting, obstructing and disarming an officer. Jesus M. Albertson, 28, of the 300 block of Ash Court, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, Dec. 8, with domestic battery. Ashley C. Pfeiffer, 18, of the 1300 block of Pleasant Street, DeKalb, was charged Monday, Dec. 9, with retail theft. Melissa Rose Thorpe, 18, of the 1300 block of Pleasant Street, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, Dec. 8, with retail theft. Cory J. Kizer, 21, of the 800 block of West Hillcrest Drive, DeKalb, was charged Monday, Dec. 9, with domestic battery. Alandis W. Phillips, 20, of the 900 block of Ridge Drive, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, Dec. 15, with criminal damage to property. Joshua M. Burzynski, 22, of the 200 block of East Hillcrest Drive, DeKalb, was charged Tuesday, Dec. 10, with domestic battery. Meryl K. Domina, 67, of the 1100 block of Loren Drive, DeKalb, was charged Tuesday, Dec. 10, with battery. Deanna F. Musilek, 34, of the 600 block of East Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, was charged Wednesday, Dec. 11, with domestic battery. Kyle C. Miller, 29, of the 300 block of East High Street, Sycamore, was charged Thursday, Dec. 12, with domestic battery and unlawful restraint.

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Student and Snyder Hall resident, Katherine Moss sings to callers Thursday as part of the hall’s annual Dial-A-Carol program at the University of Illinois in Champaign. The student-run project is a hotline of sorts for people who prefer their holiday carols sung live by amateurs.

Students spread holiday cheer University of Illinois’ Dial-A-Carol runs through tonight By CARLA K. JOHNSON The Associated Press CHICAGO – The phones are jingling off the hook at Dial-a-Carol, a student-run project on the University of Illinois’ Champaign campus. So far, the call total is 3,450. They’ve come from each of

the 50 states and 17 countries. Phone lines are open until just before midnight today. Dial-a-Carol is for people who prefer hearing holiday music sung by a choir of amateurs who’ve been up all night studying. The carols echoing in the lobby of Snyder Hall may be

out of tune at times, but the voices ring with youthful energy. The program was started in 1960 by a former hall secretary and a group of the dormitory’s residents. Last year, the students took more than 4,000 calls from people all over the world.

music composition and theory. In 1949, he joined the faculty of West Virginia University as a professor of French horn, music theory and composition. In 1956, he was awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition, with a performer’s certificate in French horn, for which he played his own composition with the Eastman Rochester Orchestra, under the direction of Howard Hanson. He then returned to West Virginia University as the head of the theory and composition department. In 1960, he joined the School of Music at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and retired from that position in 1992 as professor emeritus of theory and composition and as coordinator of graduate studies. He also played French horn for many years in the DeKalb Municipal Band.

Haugland’s composition teachers included Howard Hanson, Bernard Rogers, Herbert Elwell and Robert Delaney. His works cover a variety of media, including symphonic, chamber, choral, musicals, and solos, many of which are published. A variety of his compositions have been performed throughout the United States, as well as around the world, including performances in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, and Taiwan. While on sabbatical from 1974 to 1975, he lectured extensively throughout Scandinavia and England on the life and music of the American composer, Charles Ives. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Survivors include his wife, Janet; sister,

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8OBITUARIES A. OSCAR HAUGLAND Born: Jan. 29, 1922, in Minnesota Died: Dec. 16, 2013 DeKALB – A. Oscar Haugland, son of Norwegian immigrants, was born Jan. 28, 1922, on a farm in southern Minnesota. He received a bachelor’s degree in music from Drake University in 1943. During three years of military service, he spent time in an army band in Aberdeen, Md., 2½ years as a French hornist and pianist, and one as a conductor. Upon discharge in 1946, he entered Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., where he received bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees in

Connie Zakula; brother, Stanley; three children, Janet Loerkens (Paul), James and John (Connie); and six grandchildren, Blaz, Zarja, Kelly, Solveig, Amelia and Anders. A memorial service will be at Westminster Presbyterian Church in DeKalb, with the Rev. Blake Richter officiating at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23. The visitation will be Monday from 9:30 a.m. till the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Janet and A. Oscar Haugland Scholarship in Music Composition or Music Theory at NIU. Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home at 310 Oak St. DeKalb, 815-7583841. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

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Christmas Church Directory First Congregational United Church of Christ 615 North First Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 Phone: (815) 758-0691

To Embody God’s love for all by living an active faith in the service of others An Open and Affirming Church Tuesday, December 24 Christmas Eve service -- 8pm Wednesday, December 25 Christmas Day service -- 10am

Sycamore United Methodist Church 160 Johnson Avenue Sycamore, Illinois 60178 www.sycamoreumc.org 815-895-9113

First Baptist Church 530 West State Street, Sycamore 9 AM and 10:30AM worship schedule for each Sunday in December

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Immanuel Lutheran Church and Student Center 511 Russell Rd., DeKalb • 815-756-6669 Pastors Marty Marks and Ray Krueger

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service Tuesday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m. with Holy Communion

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Take a pause and prepare for an Awe-Filled Christmas with a Thursday, Dec. 19 7 p.m. Blue Christmas Quiet service of carols and prayer for those grieving or struggling during the holidays.

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Sunday, Dec. 22 9 and 11:30 a.m. 4th Sunday of Advent “Nazareth and Bethlehem” based on Luke 2:1-7. Tuesday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve 5 p.m. Family Service with candlelight especially prepared for families with children. The message, “The Manger” based on Luke 2:8-20. 11 p.m. “Festival of Lessons and Carols” The reading of the Christmas story is interspersed with seasonal hymns in this candlelighting, communion service. Sunday, Dec. 29 9 and 11:30 a.m. Christmastide Non-violent Christmas toy to be blessed. The message, “Itʼs Still Christmas,” based on Psalm 148.

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Salem Lutheran Church Christmas Eve Worship 4 pm – Family-Centered Worship 6 pm – Meditative Lessons and Carols

11 pm – Festive Welcome to Christmas Day Carols, Candlelighting, and Holy Communion each service; all are welcome. 1145 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL salemsycamore.org 815-895-9171

Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John (Missouri Synod) CHRISTMAS SERVICES Christmas Eve Service at 4:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with Holy Communion at 10:00 pm Christmas Day Service with Holy Communion at 10:00 am

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‘It’s all about the joy of helping people,’ said one event volunteer • GIVING Continued from page A1 volunteer to help with distribution of the toys they’ve collected in drop boxes around the county. League member Mike Slavens manned the door, answering questions and directing traffic. “This is a wonderful partnership,” Slavens said. “We tried to distribute the toys ourselves, but they’re more organized here,” he said with a laugh. Aside from receiving toys from Toys for Tots program, The Salvation Army also receives donations through an Angel Tree program and from the community. Registrant Tennille Davis was pleased to find gifts for all five of her children, ages 2, 5, 7, 12 and 17. “This is helping to give my kids a merry Christmas,” Davis said. Another shopper, Leon Thompson, found gifts for his 13- and 14-year-old daughters. “They can be hard to shop for,” Thompson said. “At that age, they can be hard period.” Although shoppers could take their gifts home to wrap, The Salvation Army had volunteers from Mayfield available for just that purpose. Church member Phyllis Roush said she’s been volunteering to wrap gifts for the past four years. “It’s all about the joy of helping people,” Roush said, between snipping paper and taping up packages. “And you meet some of the nicest people here.” Salvation Army volunteer coordinator Gary Billings said volunteers make the distribution process work. “If we get it right, everything goes smoothly,” he said. “Of course, without the generous donations, we wouldn’t have anything to distribute.”

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Carolyn Law helps wrap gifts Tuesday at the holiday distribution event at The Salvation Army in DeKalb. Law was one of many volunteers from Mayfield United Congregational Church of Christ in rural Sycamore.

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Finding parking on Greenbrier difficult for residents • GREENBRIER Continued from page A1 The street is a mix of fraternity and apartment buildings, said Chad McNett, police community relations officer. He said the primary function of the change is to make the parking more orderly and safe for residents. “We have a lot of people who can never find parking,” he said. Gazinski said he notices more traffic during the school year at NIU and students will park there before heading to

Voice your opinion Which is the most difficult place in DeKalb County to park? Vote online at Daily-Chronicle.com. campus. “I see them all the time get out their car and walk to the bus stop,” he said. Calls to 1st Ward Alderman David Jacobson and 2nd Ward Alderman Bill Finucane were not immediately returned Tuesday. Parking permits for residents will be issued by DeKalb police. Because of the “unpre-

dictable nature of on-street parking,” permits cannot guarantee an open parking space for vehicles with permits, according to a news release. They will be issued on a “first come, first served basis.” Residents who have residents-only parking permits issued by former police Chief Bill Feithen will have to obtain new ones as the old ones will be null and void next year. Permits issued by DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery still will remain valid. Greenbrier Road isn’t the only street with parking restricted for residents. Sec-

Continued from page A1 and academic economists on a range of issues. Among the topics were what policy decisions, if any, the Federal Reserve might announce after it ends a policy meeting today. Three-quarters of the economists surveyed don’t think the Fed is ready to pullback in its economic stimulus. Speculation has risen that the Fed will soon scale back its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases because of the economy’s steady gains. The bond purchases are intended to keep long-term loan rates low to induce people to borrow and spend. Most of the economists think the Fed will begin slowing its bond buying in January or March. And most don’t think the economy needs the Fed’s help. Just more than half say they believe growth could reach a healthy 3 percent annual pace even without the Fed’s extraordinary help. As Janet Yellen prepares to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman next year, most economists expect the Fed to become “dovish” – or more focused on fighting unemployment than on worrying about

higher inflation that might result from the Fed’s actions. The Senate could confirm Yellen as soon as this week. The economists are also confident that U.S. growth is picking up. Three-quarters said the recovery, which officially began 4½ years ago, has yet to reach its peak. And nearly all think the next recession is at least three years away; half think it’s at least five years away. The economists forecast that growth will average 2.9 percent in 2014. That would be the healthiest annual pace since 2005. One reason they expect healthier growth is that the effects of tax increases and government spending cuts that kicked in early this year should fade. A budget bill that passed a pivotal test in the Senate on Tuesday will reverse some spending cuts. That should add slightly to economic growth. The bill also removes the threat of another government shutdown next year. The economists also don’t think the market is in a bubble. While the Dow Jones industrial average reached record highs earlier this year, most economists said that higher profits largely justified the gains.

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Budget heads for final passage NYC train hits By DAVID ESPO The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Year-end legislation to ease Congress’ chronic budget brinkmanship and soften across-theboard spending cuts moved to the cusp of final passage Tuesday, a rare display of Senate bipartisanship that masked strong complaints about slicing into military retirement benefits. The measure is expected to clear the Senate and go to President Barack Obama for his signature today, marking a modest accomplishment at the end of a year punctuated by a partial government shutdown, a near-default by the U.S. Treasury and congressional gridlock on issues ranging from immigration to gun control. “This bipartisan bill takes the first steps toward rebuilding our broken budget process. And, hopefully, toward rebuilding our broken Congress,” said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who negotiated

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada takes questions Tuesday on the unfinished work of the Senate, after a Democratic policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. the compromise with Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. The first major test of that is likely to come in February, when Congress faces a vote to raise the government’s debt limit. Tuesday’s vote to send the measure toward final approval was 67-33. But even as it was advancing, Republicans

vowed that the requirement for curtailing the growth in cost-of-living benefits for military retirees under age 62 wouldn’t long survive. The Democratic chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, has said the panel will review the change,

estimated to trim about $6.3 billion in benefits, early next year. “This provision is absolutely wrong; it singles out our military retirees,” protested Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., at a news conference shortly before the vote. By late afternoon, the bipartisanship had faded as Republicans ratcheted up their criticism and maneuvered for political gain. A proposal aimed at removing the retirement provision failed on a near party-line vote of 46-54. Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, who faces a difficult challenge for re-election, was the only senator to switch sides. In a further indication of the issue’s political importance, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and more than a dozen other Democrats announced they were backing separate legislation to restore the military retirement benefits and make up the money by closing a tax loophole on offshore corporations.

College police forces increasingly expand reach By ERIC TUCKER The Associated Press WASHINGTON – The police officers who patrol America’s colleges are empowered these days to do far more than respond to campus emergencies. Campus police around the country are increasingly expanding their jurisdiction beyond the school and into the surrounding neighborhoods, blurring a town-gown divide that colleges say is arbitrary when it comes to crime. Proponents say the arrangement allows schools to keep closer tabs on students who misbehave off-campus – making it easier to refer them for disciplinary proceedings, if necessary – and gives university

officers greater flexibility to investigate campus crimes committed by community members. It can also ease the workload of resource-strapped municipal police departments. “It used to be we were responsible for the campus. Now there’s an expectation, I think, especially with parents, but to a large extent among students, that we’re also responsible for these areas off campus,” said Jeff Corcoran, interim chief of the University of Cincinnati police force, where officers patrol areas near the school. “We’re getting pushed to ignore those imaginary lines on the map and be more proactive in that area.” A proposed expansion of authority has stirred concerns in Washington, D.C., where

residents say university police don’t have the same level of training or transparency requirements as the city police. Campus officers in the city have arrest powers on campus but participate in a separate, shorter training academy. And because private colleges generally aren’t compelled by public records law to release the same information as public institutions and government agencies, some are concerned about a lack of accountability to the city and its residents. “If one of their policemen acted inappropriately, there would be hardly any recourse. We’d have no information, no follow-up,” said Ken Durham, a longtime resident of Foggy Bottom, the neighborhood that encompasses George Wash-

ington University, part of a consortium of schools mulling broader authority for their police. Added Marina Streznewski, president of the Foggy Bottom Association, “Expanding the police powers of a university police force without some kind of clear and transparent mechanism is a really bad idea.” The discussion is part of a bigger debate among universities about what type of powers their police forces should have. It also comes as the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings and the Penn State child sex abuse case have focused public attention on campus crime and on universities’ obligation to report criminal acts under the federal Clery Act.

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blind man, dog The ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – A blind man and his guide dog were struck by a subway train in Manhattan on Tuesday after the man lost consciousness and they tumbled on to the tracks, but both escaped without serious injury. Cecil Williams, 61, told The Associated Press from his hospital bed that he was on his way to the dentist during the morning rush hour when he felt faint on the 125th Street platform. His guide dog, a black Labrador named Orlando, is trained to protect him from going over the edge. “He tried to hold me up,” Williams said. Witnesses said the dog was barking frantically and tried to stop Williams from falling, but they both fell to the tracks when Williams fainted. The train’s motorman slowed the subway cars while witnesses called for help. Williams and Orlando were struck, but not badly hurt. “The dog saved my life,” Williams said, his voice breaking at times. He also

was astonished by the help from emergency crews and bystanders on the platform. As Williams regained consciousness, he heard someone telling him to be still. Emergency workers put him on a stretcher and pulled him from the subway, and made sure the dog was not injured. “I’m feeling amazed,” Williams said. “I feel that God, the powers that be, have something in store from me. They didn’t take me away this time. I’m here for a reason.” Williams was taken to a hospital where he is expected to recover, with Orlando at his bedside. Williams, a large bandage on his head, said he is not sure why he lost consciousness, but he is on insulin and other medications. Orlando, who Williams described as serious but laid-back, was at the hospital making new friends. He will be rewarded with some type of special treat, Williams said, along with plenty of affection and scratches behind the ears. “[He] gets me around and saves my life on a daily basis,” Williams said.

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regard growing income disparities as a nonproblem. It’s that they are more concerned about the ‘why’ To the Editor: As a DeKalb native and alumnus of them than the fact of them” (Froma Harrop: “How we really of Northern Illinois University feel about economic inequality,” living in the San Diego area, let me welcome Huskies fans to our Monday). In other words, for Americans, city’s Poinsettia Bowl. Utah State income disparities, no matter the is an up-and-coming football aspirant, but the Huskies should win size, are OK as long as the rich can if they remember to play defense be seen as competent and motivated and the poor stupid and lazy. and don’t mope about not being Problems arise, however, when a in Phoenix at the Fiesta Bowl. Another NIU matter: As a reader person’s income is seen as his/her of the Daily Chronicle online, I was worth and used as evidence that disturbed by the coverage of the the richer is more productive than the poorer and that the poorer is Annie Glidden home on campus. less motivated than the richer. The university should own up to This happens too often when the fact that it has been derelict we restrict ourselves to personal in the preservation and use of characteristics to explain our own that historic home. The picture successes and others’ failures, of DeKalb’s mayor in the house reserving situational factors – like wearing a hardhat says it all. differential opportunities and The school needs to “man up” incentives – to explain our own and restore the home and either failures or others’ successes. use it or lose it (back to the The fact is, however, everyone’s Glidden family). Historically, the Gliddens were the Fords of DeKalb successes and failures depend and ought to be respected as such. on all four factors – skills and motives, opportunities and incentives. As do income disparities. Fred Dickey Cardiff by the Sea, Calif. It would be helpful to remember this every time we encounter any Wealth not true argument that leaves any of these measure of worth factors out since the crux of anyTo the Editor: one’s argument about income disparities should not be exclusively “It’s not that most Americans

Pantry serves more than 2,000 people a month. Many of them are families in need of food. Many people rely on the food pantry for food to make it through their everyday lives, especially at the end of the month, would Robert Suchner appreciate increased donations. DeKalb The community should think more about families in poverty. The drop in food donations In November, the week before To the Editor: Thanksgiving is National Hunger On Nov. 24 at my church, one of and Homelessness Awareness the members’ who volunteers at Week. This is the perfect opportunithe DeKalb Salvation Army Food ty to help people in need; especially Pantry informed us about the 50 during the holiday season, but also percent drop in donations at the at any time. I highly encourage the food pantry. community to get involved in this Many people were shocked awareness week next year. to hear this news because the In the meantime, I want people DeKalb County Salvation Army in the DeKalb and Sycamore Food Pantry is the largest in the communities to know that there county and gets many donations are people in need and that they each month. Along with this should participate in donating. I news, many asked how they could hope that many people who read help and what could be done to this letter will become inspired bring the percentages back up. to donate and make a change in The answer was simple: Donate many people’s lives. more food. Sadly, many people For information on how to dotake for granted the food and nate to the Salvation Army DeKalb resources that they have. People County Food Pantry, contact Gary don’t stop to think about how Billings, the food pantry coordinamany people are homeless and tor, at 815-756-4308 or visit the are starving. website for information. The fact that the donation percentages dropped is discouraging. Madison Williams DeKalb Salvation Army Food Eighth-grader at Sycamore Middle School about credit or blame, but about what opportunities and incentives we all need to provide so others can succeed and what skills and motivation we each need to bring to the table to avoid failure.

Caught on camera, Miami cops didn’t care You want to know the worst part? It isn’t the incident where a police officer stopped a man at the 207 Quickstop convenience store and threw his purchases – cans of Red Bull – to the sidewalk. It isn’t the incident where an officer stopped a woman outside that Miami Gardens store, pawed through her purse, then emptied the contents onto the ground and kicked at them. It isn’t the dozens of times Earl Sampson – never convicted of anything more serious than possession of marijuana – has been arrested for trespassing while working as a clerk at the selfsame store. It isn’t even that many of these crimes against conscience and Constitution were recorded on video. No, the worst part is that police knew they were being recorded – and didn’t care. In fact, writes Miami Herald reporter Julie K. Brown, “They relished it, taunting the store’s owner by waving open beer cans and cups, taken from customers, directly in front of the cameras.” That owner, Alex Saleh, installed the 15 cameras last year, not to protect himself from robbers – he said he’s never been robbed – but to protect himself and his customers in this working class, predominantly black South Florida enclave, from repeated police harassment. The incidents detailed at the top, by the way, are but the tip of the garbage barge. To tell the full story of illegal searches, racial slurs, profiling, intimidation and

VIEWS Leonard Pitts threats Saleh, his employees and his customers say they have endured under the rubric of “zero tolerance” policing would require more space than is available here. Saleh, a Venezuelan immigrant of Palestinian heritage, and a group of his employees and customers recently filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city. For what it’s worth, the police chief and mayor of this town are both black. One wishes that made more of a difference. But the behaviors alleged here spring from attitudes and perceptions that are structural, an abiding belief that you need not observe as many niceties in policing certain people in certain neighborhoods, don’t have to be as punctilious about legal rights and simple respect because really, who cares? As quiet as it’s kept, black people are no more impervious to being co-opted by that belief system than anyone else. We all have jobs to do. We all have to put food on the table. All that said, it should tell you something about the pervasive moral corruption of that system that these police apparently felt free to do the things they did in the full knowledge that their misbehavior was being recorded. It’s not just that they didn’t care. They

didn’t expect you to care, either. One is reminded of something actor CCH Pounder, playing Det. Claudette Wyms, said in the first episode of “The Shield” when she is asked about bad cop Vic Mackey. “What people want these days,” she said, wearily, “is to make it to their cars without getting mugged, come home from work, see their stereo is still there, hear about some murder in the barrio, find out the next day the police caught the guy. If having all those things means some cop roughs up some [black] or some [Hispanic] in the ghetto, well, as far as most people are concerned, it’s don’t ask, don’t tell.” There is bitter truth in that speech. The willingness of those of us who are not immediately affected to look the other way as other people’s neighborhoods are occupied, other people’s rights violated, other people’s children shot under dubious circumstances, is glaringly obvious – particularly to those other people. But the apparent misbehavior of the police in Miami Gardens ought to induce at least the fair-minded of us to reconsider that willful blindness in light of a simple question: If this is what some police do when they know they’re being watched, what might they do when they know they’re not?

• Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail at lpitts@miamiherald.com.

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The business that Blackhawk Restaurant Group wants to open in the Glidden Crossing shopping center near the intersection of Annie Glidden and Malta roads doesn’t sound much like a bar. The establishment, which would be called Penny’s, would not serve hard liquor and would have a threedrink limit for patrons – one more than at a typical Chuck E. Cheese restaurant. Their business plan is to make most of their money on food sales, then coffee and soft drinks, then on three video gaming terminals and alcohol sales. It’s the gaming that creates the complication: The state of Illinois only allows video gaming in businesses with a liquor license, so Penny’s has to have one. But when the DeKalb City Council voted to allow gaming in 2012, they decided to only allow it in places with bar-class liquor licenses. (There are several different For the record license classifications, and under other circumstances, The restrictions on Penny’s would probably Glidden Crossing were seek a less alcohol-centric put in place for a reason, restaurant license.) and once the saloon doors So because of how the swing open for a bar that rules line up, Penny’s has isn’t really a bar, they’re to tell the city they’re a open for all. bar in order to have video gambling, then ask them to change the annexation agreement to allow a bar in Glidden Crossing with the rationale that Penny’s isn’t really a bar, even though they have to say they are. The store is proposed for a space in the shopping center between Goodwill and Davita Dialysis. There might be paths to compromise for the city and the business owner, but the last one aldermen should choose is changing the rules at Glidden Crossing. Those restrictions were put in place for a reason, and once the saloon doors swing open for a bar that isn’t really a bar, they’re open for all. Neighbors have said they don’t want a bar in Glidden Crossing, and the council should keep its word to them. Other means of compromise could be just as difficult – the business owners could look for another location or drop video gaming from their business plan. But that seems unlikely. The store already is planning a Sycamore location near the Hy-Vee grocery store on DeKalb Avenue – food, gaming and alcohol in strip centers is their business model. The City Council could expand the types of liquor licensees it will consider for video gambling licenses – but gambling wasn’t universally popular when approved in 2012 and allowing it in more places won’t be looked on favorably, either. It’s true that Glidden Crossing, which is anchored by a Schnuck’s grocery store, hasn’t come together as city officials had hoped. It would be a shame to lose an opportunity to bring a new business to the city, one that appears to have more to offer than beer and gaming. Hopefully something can be negotiated. However, the terms of the annexation agreement for Glidden Crossing should remain unchanged.

8 ANOTHER VIEW

Government’s mass surveillance not beneficial The bulk collection of phone “metadata” by the National Security Agency – records of who’s calling whom, when and for how long – is a potentially powerful tool that could, if abused, reveal sensitive facts about nearly every American’s life. The practice, disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, demands extensive checks to guard against misuse. The government has said its oversight process is already strong. To varying degrees, a federal judge and a task force appointed by President Obama now have disagreed. According to the Wall Street Journal, the task force, reportedly proposed an end to the bulk collection of records, instead calling on the NSA to approach phone companies and ask for records as investigators need them, on a case-by-case basis. Government officials have seemed open to considering this arrangement but have voiced concern that investigative speed may be lost in the interest of privacy protection. To make such a case, they will have to do better in demonstrating the national security benefit of the program. U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon signaled skepticism on that score Monday as he issued an injunction to prevent the bulk collection. He stayed his action to give the government a chance to appeal, but he expressed the view that the government was likely to lose its legal case. He ruled that the NSA, in maintaining a running five-year phone-records database, likely is in violation of the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment restrictions on unreasonable searches. The NSA’s activities will continue to be litigated in court and in the court of public opinion. If the government is to emerge from Snowden’s revelations with the authorities that officials insist are crucial, it will have to do more to demonstrate why they are essential and how Americans’ privacy is being protected. The Washington Post

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WEATHER

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High pressure will head east allowing for more of a southerly low. This will allow temperatures to rise a couple of degrees above normal along with windy conditions. Winds could gust up to 25 mph by the afternoon. Low pressure will move in Thursday with a few showers. Colder air will work in Thursday night/ Friday with light snow. A bigger storm is possible this weekend.

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Sports

The Utah State football team has rallied around true freshman quarterback Darell Garretson after starting QB Chuckie Keeton went down with a season-ending injury early in the year. PAGE B3

SECTION B Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

8MORNING KICKOFF

NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOTBALL

Ward prepares for final game, NFL Draft By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com AP photo

Lynch, Ward named AP All-Americans The honors keep coming for Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch (above center). After taking third place in the Heisman Trophy balloting Saturday evening in New York, Lynch was named an Associated Press first-team All-American on Tuesday. Lynch made the squad as an all-purpose player. Florida State’s Jameis Winston, the Heisman Trophy winner, was named first-team quarterback. Lynch is the first Huskie to earn first-team honors since LeShon Johnson in 1993. The senior from Chicago will cap off a stellar Huskie career Dec. 26 in the Poinsettia Bowl. Lynch has 4,557 total yards on the season, and If he rushes for 119 yards in San Diego, he’ll reach the 2,000-yard plateau. NIU safety Jimmie Ward earned a spot as a third-team safety. Ward leads the Huskies with 89 tackles and six interceptions. “It was a goal for me. I’ve been talking about it since last year,” Ward said after Tuesday’s practice at the Chessick Center. “Didn’t care if it was first team, I just wanted All-American to get next to my name.” The only other player from the Mid-American Conference on the squad was Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack, who made the second team. Ward was also named to the SI.com All-America team on Tuesday. Lynch was named as an honorable mention selection while junior wide receiver Tommylee Lewis was chosen as an honorable-mention pick in the all-purpose category.

DeKALB – Jimmie Ward had a goal to be an All-American. He’s actually had it since before his junior year in 2012. Tuesday, everything finally came to fruition, as the Northern Illinois’ senior safety was named an Associated Press third-team All-American. Ward finished the season with a team-high 89 tackles Monica Maschak – mmaschak@shawmedia.com and six interceptions. Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward (15) celebrates with Sean Evans Last season, Ward was a after Ward’s interception during the fourth quarter Aug. 31 at Kinnick first-team all-Mid-American Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. The Huskies won, 30-27. Conference selection and was

Next No. 23 NIU vs. Utah St., 8:30 p.m. Dec. 26, in San Diego, ESPN a second-team All-MAC pick as a sophomore in 2011. When asked about the difference in his play, both Ward and NIU head coach Rod Carey mentioned one thing: leadership. “It’s amazing, once you get that leadership thing going,

everything else kind of fits in too and your play goes to that next level,” Carey said. Last season, Ward said it was defensive end Sean Progar and linebacker Tyrone Clark who filled the main leadership roles on the defense. This year, Ward felt it was something he needed to do. He started taking control, telling people where they fit in. He worked at his safety position, but learned other positions in a system he’s been getting more and more comfortable in under third-year defensive coordinator Jay Niemann.

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DEKALB FOOTBALL

INCREASED ATTENTION

– Staff report

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro basketball Bulls at Houston, 8:30 p.m., WGN, ESPN The Bulls look to snap a two-game losing skid when they head to Houston to face the Rockets. Also on TV ... Pro basketball Indiana at Miami, 6 p.m., ESPN Men’s college basketball Texas at North Carolina, 6 p.m., ESPN2 USF at St. John’s, 7 p.m., FS1 Stanford at UConn, at Hartford, Conn., 8 p.m., ESPN2 Northwestern St. at Baylor, 8:30 p.m., FSN Pro hockey Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m., NBCSN Soccer FIFA, Club World Cup, semifinals, team TBD vs. Atletico Mineiro, at Marrakech, Morocco, 1:30 p.m., FS1

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

Monica Maschak – mmaschak@shawmedia.com

DeKalb running back Dre Brown continues to see interest build, as Oregon, California, Tennessee and Boston College has joined in the recruiting mix.

Recruiting interest continues to build for Barbs’ Brown By ANTHONY ZILIS sports@daily-chronicle.com

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and more – log on to Daily-Chronicle.com/dcpreps.

DeKALB – The biggest push is done in Dre Brown’s college recruitment. The DeKalb junior running back already made a name for himself with camps and combines last winter and summer. He had a standout

season for DeKalb, rushing for 1,469 yards and 18 touchdowns to help lead DeKalb to only its third playoff bid since 1989. Brown ranks as the No. 37 running back in the nation for his class on Rivals.com, which gave him a threestar rating, and now, he said he’s “relaxing more” as offers and interest continue to roll in. He said the latest

schools to join the mix in Brown’s recruitment include traditional powerhouses Oregon, California, Tennessee, and Boston College. “It’s pretty cool, just being from DeKalb and all, getting letters from Oregon, it just humbles me a lot every day,” Brown said.

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BEARS

Emery looks forward to free agency problem By MARK POTASH Chicago Sun-Times Bears general manager Phil Emery understood the risks of having more than half the players on his roster in the final year of their contract in 2013, including Jay Cutler, Charles Tillman, Henry Melton, Devin Hester, Tim Jennings and Robbie Gould. If they all had a great season, Emery probably wouldn’t be able to keep each of them. “That’s a problem I look forward to,” Emery said in July. As it has turned out, that has not come to fruition. But with the Bears in control of

their playoff destiny with two games to go in the 2013 season, Emery’s gambit is looking more and more like a winning move. The Bears could still make the playoffs, without any impending free agent having a break-thebank season. Most of the Bears’ key contributors to their 8-6 season are signed for 2014 and beyond. Only one of their 40 offensive touchdowns has been scored by an upcoming free agent – Josh McCown leaped into the end zone for a seven-yard score against the Cowboys on Dec. 9. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, the breakout star of the Bears’ offense, is in line for a big-mon-

ey extension, but still has two seasons left on his rookie contract. Jeffery’s situation bears watching, but as far as the 2014 free agents are concerned, Emery and Bears negotiator Cliff Stein are unlikely to have to jump through too many hoops to keep everybody they want this offseason. Melton, a Pro Bowl defensive tackle in 2012, is coming off a knee injury that ended his season after three games. Tillman, who may or may not want to play for the Bears in 2014, also is coming off an injury that limited him to eight AP photo games. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler passes during the fourth quarter Sunday

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under pressure from Cleveland Browns defensive end Ahtyba Rubin in Cleveland. The Bears won, 38-31.


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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Girls Basketball Genoa-Kingston at Pecatonica tournament, TBA

THURSDAY Boys Basketball Genoa-Kingston at Burlington Central, 7:15 p.m. Hiawatha at Durand Holiday Classic, TBA Girls Basketball Hiawatha at Newark, 6:45 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at LaMoille, 7 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Pecatonica tournament, TBA Wrestling Morris at DeKalb, 5:30 p.m. Boys Swimming Jacobs at DeKalb-Sycamore, 5 p.m. Boys Bowling St. Charles East at DeKalb, 4 p.m. LaSalle-Peru at Sycamore, 4 p.m. Girls Bowling LaSalle-Peru at Sycamore, 4 p.m. Girls Gymnastics DeKalb at Geneseo, 5 p.m.

SPORTS

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PREP ROUNDUP

NFL

Kaneland boys roll past H-BR By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com Kaneland boys basketball defeated Hinckley-Big Rock, 63-38, in Hinckley on Tuesday night. The Royals led by one, 2322, at halftime, but the Knights outscored H-BR, 31-2, in the third quarter to take an insurmountable lead. The Royals (3-6) were led by Eric Phillips’ 17 points and Dutch Schneeman also added 10 in the loss. Kaneland (4-2) got 16 points from John Pruett, 15 from Tyler Carlson and 14 from Dylan Vaca. H-BR plays at Indian Creek

on Friday in a Little Ten Conference match. Barbs lose: DeKalb lost to Rockford Guilford at home, 8877, in a nonconference matchup. The Barbs were trailing by one three at halftime before Guilford scored 25 points in the third quarter to take a double-digit lead.

GIRLS BASKETBALL G-K falls: Genoa-Kingston lost to Dakota, 39-30, at the Pecatonica tournament. Tori Bennett led G-K with 12 points and Courtney Winters had six in the loss for the Cogs (5-7). “We’re going to continue

to struggle until we come out with some sort of intesnity and start playing more aggressive,” G-K coach Kyle Henkel said. “We’ve just been kind of flat.” The Cogs continue tournament play against North Boone today at 6 p.m.

while Sean Mattingly had a 662 series and games of 235 and 224. Seth Pinne (604 series), Ranzy Collins (215 game) and Jack Berry (211 game) also contributed in the win. DeKalb hosts St. Charles East on Thursday at 4 p.m.

BOYS BOWLING DeKalb sweeps Dixon: DeKalb

GIRLS BOWLING Morris tops Kaneland: Morris

took all three games and the series, 3,819-3,415, against Dixon at home. Will Todtz paced the Barbs with a 719 series, including games of 246 and 259. Michael Belluzzi shot a 687 series, including games of 236 and 247

defeated Kaneland and claimed all 10 points in their Northern Illinois Big 12 matchup. Christie Crews led the Knights with a 434 series, including a game of 151. Dominique Lee had a 433 series and a high game of 156 in the finale.

BLACKHAWKS 3, PREDATORS 1

Bickell returns to Hawks

FRIDAY Boys Basketball Hinckley-Big Rock at Indian Creek, 6:45 p.m. LaMoille at Hiawatha, 6:45 p.m. North Boone at Genoa-Kingston, 7:15 p.m. Girls Basketball Rochelle at DeKalb, 7 p.m. Sycamore at Willowbrook, 7:30 p.m. Kaneland at Ottawa tournament, TBA Genoa-Kingston at Pecatonica tournament, TBA Wrestling Rochelle at Sycamore, 7 p.m. DeKalb at Hinsdale Central tournament, 4:30 p.m. Kaneland at Yorkville, 5:30 p.m.

By MARK LAZERUS Chicago Sun-Times

8SPORTS SHORTS Impact Wrestling coming to Convocatio Center Impact Wrestling will be coming to the Convocation Center Feb. 8 in DeKalb. The Road to Lockdown World Tour will feature steel cage matches, including Bully Ray, Magnus, Mr. Anderson, Kurt Angle, Bobby Roode and James Storm. Tickets for the event will go on sale starting at 10 a.m. Friday and are available at the Convocation Center box office, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets start as low as $15. An early-entry autograph session will be on the day of the event and will be available to those who purchase a $65 ticket. Suites are available for the event.

NIU women’s basketball loses to South Dakota St. Northern Illinois women’s basketball fell to South Dakota St, 67-50, on the road Tuesday. The Huskies (4-4) only trailed by three at halftime as Amanda Corral scored 12 of the Huskies’ 27 first-half points, but NIU couldn’t find its offense in the second half.

Drummond leads Toledo past Arkansas State JONESBORO, Ark. – Justin Drummond scored 19 points and led four teammates in double digits Tuesday night and Toledo came from behind to beat Arkansas State, 78-65, to remain unbeaten. At 10-0, the Rockets equal the third-best start in school history. Toledo held a 15-13 edge until 13:22, when Ed Townsel hit a 3-pointer to put Arkansas State (5-4) up 16-15. The Red Wolves led by as many as six points and led 44-40 at halftime on a twopoint tip shot by Kirk Van Slyke. Toledo came out on a 10-2 run in the second half and took a 50-46 lead on a layup by J.D. Weatherspoon, then steadily pulled away. Nathan Boothe scored 14, Rian Pearson had 11, and Weatherspoon had 10 for the Rockets, who were 19 of 23 from the free-throw line. – Staff, wire reports

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DeKalb running back Dre Brown already has offers from Illinois, Northern Illinois, Kent State and Toledo. Brown said Boston College and Purdue are on the verge of offering him a scholarship.

NIU offered scholarship to Brown • BROWN Continued from page B1 Brown visited Wisconsin, Missouri, Purdue and Illinois during football season, and Iowa also joined in on his recruitment. He said Boston College and Purdue are on the verge of offering him scholarships to add to offers from Illinois, Northern Illinois, Kent State and Toledo. Last year, Brown took the winter to participate in high-profile combines, and

to work on football-specific skills. After picking up several offers and plenty of interest this year, he decided to play basketball, where he’s served as an important reserve player early in the season. Brown said he’d love to play near home, where his family can watch him play, and he has plenty of options to do so. But the allure of top national schools certainly has him looking around the country. Brown expects offers to pick up after this year’s Na-

tional Signing Day on Feb. 5, when 2014 recruiting classes are complete. Then, he hopes to finally complete a recruiting process that’s been two years in the making before two-a-day practices start for DeKalb late next summer. “I’ll go to like two camps in the spring, but that’s just the camps to go to the national camps. I’m not going to any more college camps,” he said. “I’m kind of narrowing it down, just picking at it a little bit. I’m just excited to see what comes up in the spring.”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Blackhawks went 10-3-1 without Bryan Bickell as he rehabbed a knee injury suffered Nov. 19 in Colorado. But Bickell wasn’t expecting his return to the lineup Tuesday in Nashville to be problematic. “The team was going well when I was in the lineup, too,” he said with a smile. Bickell, who was activated from injured reserve Monday, returned to his usual spot on the left side of the third line, with Andrew Shaw and Brandon Saad, who moved from left to right wing. The Hawks defeated Nashville, 3-1, on Tuesday. “He’s got a presence, he gives us some size and some physicality,” Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said of Bickell. “Hopefully that can be a good line for us, knowing they all bring a little something different as a group of three.” In Bickell’s absence, the Hawks have relied on Jeremy Morin (who was sent to Rockford to make room for Bickell) and defenseman Sheldon Brookbank to plug that hole. So, Quenneville was glad to have his full complement of forwards at his disposal for the first time in a month. Bickell said his month away “felt like it was three months.” He played with a knee brace on his left knee – to match the one he’s been wearing on his right knee since the spring – but he didn’t think it would limit him. Hutton hot: Former Hawks farmhand Carter Hutton signed with Nashville over the summer, and has established himself as an NHL-caliber goalie with the Predators. Tuesday’s game was his 12th start of the year, and he entered the game with a 7-3-1 record, and a 2.76 goals-against average. He also was named the NHL’s third star of the week after allowing just four goals in three wins over the Rangers, Stars and Sharks.

Cutler might need Bears more than they need him • BEARS Continued from page B1 Jennings, a Pro Bowl cornerback in 2012, is playing at a high level – he’s the only full-time starter on the Bears’ defense with a positive rating by Pro Football Focus. But he’s still playing in one of the lowest-ranked defenses in the NFL and while he has two touchdowns this season, only has three interceptions – well below his league-leading nine of 2012. Hester still is a threat as a kick returner – he has one punt return for a touchdown this season and had another one nullified by penalty. But, at 30, he hasn’t had a breakout season as a dedicated kick returner. Defensive lineman Corey Wootton, who had seven sacks last season, has only two this season. His impact has been mitigated by selflessly helping fill the void at tackle this sea-

son. Regrettably for Wootton, sacks have much more value than being a team guy in the NFL. Many of the Bears’ most valuable free agents are unlikely to be cost-prohibitive. Robbie Gould is having another fine season (25-of-28 field goals, 116 points), but kicker is the second-lowest paid position in football. Guard Matt Slauson is the Bears’ highest rated offensive lineman according to Pro Football Focus, but guard is the fifth-lowest paid position in football – behind only centers and tight ends among non-specialists. Blake Costanzo is their leading special-teams tackler, but he plays almost exclusively on special teams. Emery probably would rather have tougher decisions to make. But he at least should have more room to maneuver. A year ago the Bears did not make the playoffs and still had to overpay Melton (an $8.5 million salary cap hit) after his

Pro Bowl season. The Bears are unlikely to be in that kind of pickle with any of their own free agents this offseason. That includes the biggest of them all – Cutler. While he has a career-high 88.9 passer rating in 2013, Cutler has missed five complete games and parts of two others with injuries. Unlike 2011, when the Bears fell apart after Cutler was injured, they prospered in 2013, with McCown ranked third in the NFL in passer rating (109.8, with 13 touchdown passes and one interception in seven games). While Cutler was brought to Chicago to lift an offense on his shoulders, this season has made it clear that it is Marc Trestman’s offense and Emery’s supporting cast that have made Cutler as good as he’s ever been. Even when you have a cannon for an arm, there’s a lot to be said for being at the right place at the right time. If Cutler is intent on break-

ing the bank, with a strong finish he probably could get a better deal elsewhere, because Emery is not going to hamstring the Bears’ salary cap by signing a quarterback to a mega-millions deal. But after all he’s been through in Denver and Chicago, an older, wiser Cutler seems to understand that it would not be in his best interest to leave a comfort zone that won’t be easy for him to replicate – coaches he trusts and respects, an offensive line that can keep him clean and skill-position weapons he can depend on. And a best-friend-forever in Brandon Marshall. All in the same place. Based on McCown’s success, you could argue that Cutler needs the Bears more than the Bears need Cutler. That’s a 180-degree turn from July. Phil Emery has a lot of work to do – especially on defense – but things seem to be slowly turning in his favor.

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

North W L T 8 6 0 7 6 1 7 7 0 4 9 1 East W L T 8 6 0 7 7 0 5 9 0 3 11 0 South W L T 10 4 0 10 4 0 4 10 0 4 10 0 West W L T 12 2 0 10 4 0 9 5 0 6 8 0

Pct .571 .536 .500 .321

PF 406 353 362 363

PA 391 362 339 425

Pct .571 .500 .357 .214

PF 364 393 251 305

PA 349 385 357 434

Pct .714 .714 .286 .286

PF 359 328 258 309

PA 270 208 324 388

Pct .857 .714 .643 .429

PF 380 349 342 316

PA 205 228 291 324

AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF 10 4 0 .714 369 8 6 0 .571 310 6 8 0 .429 246 5 9 0 .357 300 South W L T Pct PF y-Indianapolis 9 5 0 .643 338 Tennessee 5 9 0 .357 326 Jacksonville 4 10 0 .286 221 Houston 2 12 0 .143 253 North W L T Pct PF Cincinnati 9 5 0 .643 354 Baltimore 8 6 0 .571 296 Pittsburgh 6 8 0 .429 321 Cleveland 4 10 0 .286 288 West W L T Pct PF x-Denver 11 3 0 .786 535 x-Kansas City 11 3 0 .786 399 San Diego 7 7 0 .500 343 Oakland 4 10 0 .286 295 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division New England Miami N.Y. Jets Buffalo

PA 311 296 367 354 PA 319 355 399 375 PA 274 277 332 362 PA 372 255 311 393

Monday’s Result Baltimore 18, Detroit 16 Sunday’s Games Bears at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at St. Louis, noon Indianapolis at Kansas City, noon Denver at Houston, noon Miami at Buffalo, noon New Orleans at Carolina, noon Dallas at Washington, noon Cleveland at N.Y. Jets, noon Minnesota at Cincinnati, noon Tennessee at Jacksonville, noon Arizona at Seattle, 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 3:05 p.m. Oakland at San Diego, 3:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 3:25 p.m. New England at Baltimore, 3:25 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 Atlanta at San Francisco, 7:40 p.m.

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct 20 4 .833 12 14 .462 9 14 .391 9 14 .391 5 19 .208 Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 12 14 .462 Toronto 9 13 .409 Brooklyn 9 15 .375 New York 7 17 .292 Philadelphia 7 19 .269 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 18 6 .750 Atlanta 13 12 .520 Washington 10 13 .435 Charlotte 10 14 .417 Orlando 8 17 .320 Indiana Detroit Bulls Cleveland Milwaukee

GB — 9 10½ 10½ 15 GB — 1 2 4 5 GB — 5½ 7½ 8 10½

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 19 5 .792 — Houston 16 9 .640 3½ Dallas 14 10 .583 5 New Orleans 11 11 .500 7 Memphis 10 14 .417 9 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 21 4 .840 — Oklahoma City 19 4 .826 1 Denver 14 9 .609 6 Minnesota 12 13 .480 9 Utah 6 21 .222 16 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 17 9 .654 — Phoenix 14 9 .609 1½ Golden State 13 12 .520 3½ L.A. Lakers 12 13 .480 4½ Sacramento 7 16 .304 8½ Tuesday’s Results Portland 119, Cleveland 116 Charlotte 95, Sacramento 87 L.A. Lakers 96, Memphis 92 Oklahoma City at Denver (n) New Orleans at Golden State (n) Today’s Games Bulls at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Utah at Orlando, 6 p.m. Indiana at Miami, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Toronto, 6 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Portland at Minnesota, 7 p.m. New York at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Memphis at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix, 8 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Bulls at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 37 25 7 5 55 138 102 33 22 7 4 48 114 80 32 22 9 1 45 94 75 36 20 11 5 45 84 83 32 15 12 5 35 92 99 34 16 15 3 35 78 95 36 15 16 5 35 95 106 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 36 24 7 5 53 116 91 San Jose 34 21 7 6 48 112 84 Los Angeles 34 22 8 4 48 94 68 Vancouver 36 20 10 6 46 100 86 Phoenix 33 18 10 5 41 105 103 Calgary 34 13 16 5 31 86 108 Edmonton 35 11 21 3 25 93 120 Blackhawks St. Louis Colorado Minnesota Dallas Nashville Winnipeg

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 34 23 9 2 48 94 70 Montreal 36 21 12 3 45 91 76 Tampa Bay 34 20 11 3 43 93 82 Detroit 36 15 12 9 39 91 99 Toronto 36 17 16 3 37 99 105 Ottawa 35 14 15 6 34 99 113 Florida 35 13 17 5 31 81 110 Buffalo 34 8 23 3 19 59 98 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 35 24 10 1 49 108 75 Washington 34 18 13 3 39 107 102 Carolina 34 14 13 7 35 79 94 Philadelphia 34 15 15 4 34 81 93 N.Y. Rangers 34 16 17 1 33 76 91 New Jersey 34 13 15 6 32 78 85 Columbus 34 14 16 4 32 87 95 N.Y. Islanders 35 9 19 7 25 85 121 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss Tuesday’s Results Blackhawks 3, Nashville 1 Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, SO Boston 2, Calgary 0 Buffalo 4, Winnipeg 2 Florida 3, Toronto 1 Montreal 3, Phoenix 1 Anaheim 5, Detroit 2 Philadelphia 5, Washington 2 San Jose 4, St. Louis 2 Minnesota 3, Vancouver 2, SO Colorado at Dallas (n) Edmonton at Los Angeles (n) Today’s Games Ottawa at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Thursday’s Games Boston at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Toronto, 6 p.m. Columbus at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Florida at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Calgary at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Nashville at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Montreal at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Colorado, 8:30 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.


COLLEGE FOOTBALL

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College Football Bowl Schedule Saturday’s Games New Mexico Bowl, At Albuquerque Washington State (6-6) vs. Colorado State (7-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State (11-1) vs. Southern Cal (9-4), 2:30 p.m. (ABC) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, At Boise, Idaho Buffalo (8-4) vs. San Diego State (7-5), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) New Orleans Bowl Tulane (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Monday’s Game Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, At St. Petersburg, Fla. Ohio (7-5) vs. East Carolina (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday’s Game Hawaii Bowl, At Honolulu Oregon State (6-6) vs. Boise State (8-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 26 Games Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, At Detroit Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl, At San Diego Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 27 Games Military Bowl, At Annapolis, Md. Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl, At Houston Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl, At San Francisco BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 28 Games Pinstripe Bowl, At New York Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl, At Charlotte, N.C. Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 2:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl, At Orlando, Fla. Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 5:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (75), 9:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Games Armed Forces Bowl, At Fort Worth, Texas Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4), 10:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl, At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 2:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl, At San Antonio Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl, At San Diego Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 9:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 Games AdvoCare V100 Bowl, At Shreveport, La. Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (75), 11:30 a.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl, At El Paso, Texas Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 1 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl, At Memphis, Tenn. Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl, At Atlanta Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Games Heart of Dallas Bowl, At Dallas UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), 11 a.m. (ESPNU) Gator Bowl, At Jacksonville, Fla. Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), 11 a.m. (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl, At Orlando, Fla. Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), noon (ABC) Outback Bowl, At Tampa, Fla. Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), noon (ESPN) Rose Bowl, At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl, At Glendale, Ariz. Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Game Sugar Bowl, At New Orleans Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Games Cotton Bowl, At Arlington, Texas Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 6:30 p.m. (FOX) Orange Bowl, At Miami Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 4 Game BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), noon (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 Game GoDaddy.com Bowl, At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 Game BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

AP photo

Utah State quarterback Darell Garretson is tackled by UNLV defensive lineman Mark Garrick in the third quarter of a Nov. 9 game in Las Vegas.

UTAH STATE FOOTBALL

Aggies rally around true freshman QB By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com Earlier this season, Utah State had its own Heisman Trophy campaign going. The university, just as Northern Illinois did for Jordan Lynch, who finished third in the Heisman Trophy balloting last week, set up a website for junior quarterback Chuckie Keeton, who averaged 307.1 yards of offense as a sophomore in 2012. Early this season, it was looking like the campaign was justified, with Keeton lighting up the scoreboard the first five-plus weeks of the season, averaging 317.2 yards of total offense a game and throwing 17 touchdown passes with only one interception. Unfortunately for Utah State, the electric Keeton suffered a season-ending knee injury Oct. 4 against BYU. When Keeton went down, Utah State initially went with junior Craig

“When [Darell Garretson] first came in, a lot of people expected him to be a little nervous. We didn’t see that from him. He came in poised.” Bruce Natson Utah State sophomore wide receiver

Harrison. But midway through their next contest against Boise State on Oct. 12, the Aggies switched to true freshman Darell Garretson out of Chandler, Ariz. He’s obviously not the same as Keeton, but Garretson has completed 60.6 percent of his passes for 1,325 yards and nine touchdowns to five interceptions in six starts. After losses to BYU and Boise

State, the Aggies went on a five-game winning streak before falling to Fresno State in the Mountain West Championship. “When [Garretson] first came in, a lot of people expected him to be a little nervous. We didn’t see that from him,” Utah State sophomore wide receiver Bruce Natson said in a phone interview from Logan, Utah. “He came in poised. It’s a different Garretson from when he first came into camp. He came in like he’s already been here before.” Utah State does not make true freshmen available to the media, so Garretson could not comment. Aggies offensive coordinator Kevin McGiven said Utah State carried about half the offensive concepts it normally does during Garretson’s first start Oct. 19 against New Mexico. But now, McGiven is using more of the playbook in the Aggies’ offense, which is primarily a spread attack

with lots of movement. Utah State also shows some pro set. “Every week is kind of a new experiment for [Garretson] as far as what he sees from a defensive standpoint,” McGiven said. “Those game reps you get are invaluable.” The Aggies have relied on senior tailback Joey DeMartino, who has 1,078 rushing yards on the season. He’s another guy who wasn’t a starter at the beginning of the year. Junior Joe Hill was the Aggies’ main back before suffering a torn ACL Sept. 27 against San Jose State. DeMartino has recorded four 100yard games in the Aggies’ six contests to go along with seven touchdowns. “We didn’t think that Joey D could be a feature back in our offense, an every-down type guy,” McGiven said. “He’s proved to be that. He’s a pretty versatile back as well. He can catch the ball out of the backfield, he can be an interior runner.”

AGGIES DON’T SKIP A BEAT WITH BACKUP QUATERBACK Utah State starting quarterback Chuckie Keeton was on his way to a stellar season until tearing both his ACL and MCL in his left knee in the Aggies’ 31-14 loss Oct. 4 to BYU. Keeton was ranked second among FBS quarterbacks in touchdown passes (18) before having his season come to a premature end. Utah State found new light when Darell Garretson took over as the starting quarterback Oct. 19 against New Mexico after a one-game starting stint by Craig Harrison. Below is a game-by-game look at the three quarterbacks to play this season for the 8-5 Mountain West Conference program.

CHUCKIE KEETON GAME-BY GAME STATS

CRAIG HARRISON GAME-BY GAME STATS

Aug. 29 – Utah 30, Utah St. 26 31-40, 314 yards, 2 TDs Sept. 7 – Utah St. 52, Air Force 20 32-40, 360 yards, 5 TDs, 1 INT Sept. 14 – Utah St. 70, Weber St. 6 19-25, 249 yards, 5 TDs Sept. 21 – USC 17, Utah St. 14 21-39, 179 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs Sept. 27 – Utah St. 40, San Jose St. 12 29-42, 260 yards, 3 TDs Oct. 4 – BYU 31, Utah St. 14 4-10, 26 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

Sept. 14 – Utah St. 70, Weber St. 6 4-4, 71 yards, 1 TD Sept. 27 – Utah St. 40, San Jose St. 12 1-1, 7 yards, 0 TDs Oct. 4 – BYU 31, Utah St. 14 18-41, 185 yards, 1 TD Oct. 12 – Boise St. 34, Utah St. 23 7-17, 105 yards, 0 TDs Oct. 19 – Utah St. 45, New Mexico 10 1-1, 11 yards, O TDs Nov. 2 – Utah St. 47, Hawaii 10 0-1, 0 yards, 0 TDs Dec. 7 – Fresno St. 24, Utah St. 17 4-9, 55 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT

DARELL GARRETSON GAME-BY GAME STATS Oct. 12 – Boise St. 34, Utah St. 23 9-14, 116 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs Oct. 19 – Utah St. 45, New Mexico 10 15-23, 144 yards, 1 TD Nov. 2 – Utah St. 47, Hawaii 10 28-41, 370 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT Nov. 9 – Utah St. 28, UNLV 24 17-29, 298 yards, 1 TD Nov. 23 – Utah St. 13, Colorado St. 0 8-18, 43 yards, 0 TDs Nov. 30 – Utah St. 35, Wyoming 7 20-29, 156 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT Dec. 7 – Fresno St. 24, Utah St. 17 12-26, 198 yards, 1 INT

Ward to participate in Senior Bowl on Jan. 25 • WARD Continued from page B1 “When you take responsibility for the younger guys and you take responsibility for teaching, all of the sudden you teach it,” Carey said. “That means you know it better and you play better.” It helps that Ward already has experience at three different positions. He lines up at the nickel spot when the Huskies bring in an extra defensive back because he’s a good tackler and possesses the ability to cover receivers. The Mobile, Ala. native said he’s lined up as a defensive end at times, too.

“So, basically I’m learning and I don’t really realize it until I actually think about it,” Ward said. “That really helped me out, too.” After the Poinsettia Bowl, Ward plans on going down to Pensacola, Fla., roughly an hour away from his hometown on the Gulf Coast, to start preparing for the NFL Draft. On Jan. 25, Ward will participate in the Senior Bowl in his hometown. “It’s going to be a treat,” he said. “It’s nice, it’s an experience. I came up, since I was little, watching the game. I get to play in it, so AP photo that’s the big grand finale for everybody down that way. ... Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward (15) intercepts a pass intended for Toledo wide receiver Alonzo Russell It’s a dream come true.” in the first quarter Nov. 20 in Toledo, Ohio.


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Food PARTY ESSENTIALS

SECTION C Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Features editor Inger Koch • ikoch@shawmedia.com

Appetizers, desserts and cocktails make holiday hosting easy

Italian Surf and Turf with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce AP photo

For impressive, but easy party food, turn to surf and turf

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake AP photo

By J.M. HIRSCH • The Associated Press The problem with holiday potlucks is the travel factor. The season tends to inspire us to make fancy – or maybe just fanciful – foods. But what works at home doesn’t always transport well. For that, I generally turn to a simple, yet sensational flourless chocolate cake. Basic to make, but the results are anything but. And since this dense, squat cake has no fussy decorations, it’s a dream to transport. For this recipe, I was aiming for a dense and fudgy cake. To get it, I used pureed pitted dates. And since chocolate and peanut butter play so nicely together, I added powdered peanut butter. But if you can’t find that, just leave it out; the recipe will still be delicious.

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Start to finish: 50 minutes Servings: 10 1 cup heavy cream 12-ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 8-ounce bag pitted dates 5 eggs 1/4 cup powdered peanut butter Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. In a small saucepan over medium-high, heat the cream until just simmering. Remove than pan from the heat and add the choco-

late chips. Stir until melted and smooth. In a blender, combine the chocolate-cream mixture, vanilla and dates. Puree until smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the eggs and powdered peanut butter, then puree again until completely blended. Pour into the prepared pan. Tap the pan gently on the counter to level. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until completely set at the center. Cool completely, then remove the sides of the pan.

Nutrition information per serving: 370 calories; 190 calories from fat (51 percent of total calories); 21 g fat (12 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 125 mg cholesterol; 42 g carbohydrate; 5 g fiber; 36 g sugar; 8 g protein; 65 mg sodium.

Pitcher-style margarita perfect for holidays By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press Want to take the fun out of hosting a holiday party? Spend the whole evening playing bartender. As festive as it is to offer a delicious cocktail at your party, picking the right mixed drink involves more than just deciding what tastes great and works with your menu. You also want something that can be prepped ahead of time, then set out for guests to serve themselves. That way, your guests can enjoy a drink and you can enjoy your guests. To keep it simple, we stuck with a pitcher-style cocktail.

We start by infusing tequila with cranberries and fresh mint. Then we pair that with a blend of citrus juices for a delicious DIY margarita.

Cranberry-Mint Infused Pitcher Margarita Start to finish: 15 minutes (plus infusing time) Servings: 12 12-ounce bag cranberries 1 cup fresh mint leaves, plus additional for garnish 750-milliliter bottle silver or blanco tequila 3/4 cup agave nectar 1 cup lime juice 1 cup orange juice 1/2 cup water

In a blender, combine the cranberries, mint leaves and tequila. Blend until the berries and mint are well chopped. Cover, refrigerate and allow to steep overnight or for up to 3 days. After the mixture has steeped, pour it through a mesh strainer to remove and discard the solids, pressing them to extract as much liquid as possible. Transfer the infused tequilas to a pitcher and refrigerate until ready to serve. In a second pitcher, stir together the agave, lime juice, orange juice and water. Serve the pitchers side-by-side, along with mint sprigs to garnish. Instruct guests to pour equal parts of each mixture (roughly 2 ounces of each) into an ice-filled glass, then gently stir.

Nutrition information per serving: 210 calories; 0 calories from fat (0 percent of total calories); 0 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 21 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 17 g sugar; 0 g protein; 0 mg sodium.

Cranberry-Mint Infused Pitcher Margarita

With the holidays getting into full swing, life for most of us is getting hectic. Between all the big meals, the parties, the kids needing treats for their classes. ... Who has time for it all? Well, this dish – my Italian take on surf and turf – will come to your rescue. It is ridiculously easy to make (especially if you use jarred roasted red peppers) and involves just seven Find ingredients recipes for (not counta traditional ing salt and holiday meal pepper). on Page C2. But I’ll confess that I stole the basic premise – the shrimp and sausage part – from my friend, and one of my favorite cookbook authors, Bruce Aidells. Wrapping shrimp around a nugget of sausage was an idea he talked about in his book, “Bruce Aidells’ Complete Sausage Book.” I was amazed the first time I made his recipe. The two proteins meld wonderfully when baked. This is such an impressive trick and looks so clever, it makes the perfect appetizer or hors d’oeuvres for a holiday party.

Italian Surf and Turf with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Start to finish: 30 minutes Makes 16 shrimp 16 peeled and deveined large raw shrimp (about 8 to 10 ounces) 6 ounces hot or sweet Italian turkey sausage meat (about 2 links) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 cloves garlic, minced, divided 1 tablespoon chopped fresh

EVERYDAY DINNERS Sara Moulton oregano Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1 cup roasted red peppers, drained and patted dry 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with kitchen parchment. Arrange the shrimp on the prepared baking sheet with all of the shrimp facing the same direction to form a series of C’s. Remove the casings from the sausage, place a small mound of the sausage in the center of each shrimp and press down so that the shrimp and sausage filling make a solid round. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of the olive oil with half the garlic and all of the oregano. Sprinkle the shrimp lightly with salt and pepper, then brush the oil mixture over the shrimp and sausage. Bake the stuffed shrimp until they are cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a blender combine the red peppers, the remaining tablespoon of oil, the remaining garlic, the vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a small saucepan and heat just until hot. To serve, arrange the shrimp on a serving platter, then drizzle each with some of the sauce.

Nutrition information per shrimp: 170 calories; 50 calories from fat (29 percent of total calories); 5 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 130 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 22 g protein; 710 mg sodium.


FOOD

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Fancy holiday meal requires no fancy skills By SARA MOULTON The Associated Press Looking to dazzle your guests during the holidays? I’ve got the perfect “fancy” dish for you. And I promise it requires no advanced culinary skills. I’ve adapted this from a recipe that first appeared in Gourmet magazine. It boasts a secret ingredient, what the French call a “farce,” but we call it forcemeat. It’s what makes this chicken ridiculously moist and flavorful. A forcemeat is a mixture of well-seasoned meat, poultry, fish or vegetables, that is finely chopped or ground, then cooked and served alone or used as a stuffing. Some fat usually is added to ensure the forcemeat has a smooth texture. Forcemeat is the base of many charcuterie products, including pates, terrines and sausages. But in this recipe, it doesn’t just add delicious flavor. It also insulates the chicken from the intensity of the heat in the oven, making it almost impossible for the meat to dry out. For my forcemeat, I’ve used a mixture of chicken, spinach, low-fat sour cream (in place of the original recipe’s heavy cream), and Mediterranean flavorings, including lemon zest, nutmeg (often paired with spinach) and fennel seed. I’d advise those of you who think you hate fennel (which tastes vaguely of licorice) to give this combo a chance. It’s a delicious blend of flavors, and you won’t even notice the fennel. But before you get going, a few kitchen notes. We’ll start with the tools. Your best bet for grinding the fennel seeds is a spice or coffee grinder, but you also can crush them with the bottom of a heavy saucepan. As for grating the lemon zest and nutmeg, get yourself a wand-style grater, which makes quick work of both. If you’re using dry prewashed spinach, throw a little water into the skillet with it to help it wilt, then stir it often. Don’t be surprised when it cooks down to almost nothing. You’ll notice then the spinach has generated water of its own in excess. The best way to lose the water is to wrap batches of the spinach in a dish towel and squeeze hard. You may wonder whether all the stuffing will fit under the chicken’s skin, or whether the excess will ooze out when you sauté the meat. Don’t worry. Chicken skin is remarkably elastic. And the forcemeat firms right up during cooking and won’t slide out. Wait a minute – doesn’t that skin contain a lot of fat? It does. But I figure the holidays are one time of the year you can splurge a little. And by the way, there’s no reason to confine the enjoyment of this dish to the holidays. You can customize the seasonings or flavorings

as you like as long as you keep the amounts of the core ingredients – chicken, sour cream and ice – untouched. That said, this is indeed a perfect dish for entertaining because you can make it ahead and keep it in the refrigerator until about 40 minutes before you want to serve it.

Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Thighs Start to finish: 1 hour 55 minutes (30 minutes active) Servings: 6 5 ounces baby spinach 2 pounds skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs (8 thighs) 2 tablespoons crushed ice 1/3 cup low-fat sour cream Kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg Ground black pepper 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil. In a large skillet over medium heat, wilt the spinach until completely reduced. Let cool until easily handled, then squeeze any moisture from the spinach. Finely chop the spinach. You should have about 1/3 cup. Set aside. Using a paring knife, remove the skin and bone from 2 of the chicken thighs. Place them in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the ice and process until absorbed. Add the sour cream and pulse again until well mixed. Add the spinach, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, fennel seeds, lemon zest, nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper. Pulse, scraping down the sides, until well mixed. Set aside. Arrange the remaining thighs on a cutting board, skin side up. Carefully pull back the skin, leaving it attached on one end. Divide the ground chicken and spinach mixture evenly between the 6 thighs, spreading it evenly over the meat. Stretch the skin back over the filling on each thigh. Arrange the stuffed thighs on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour and up to overnight. When ready to cook, heat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high, heat the oil. Season the chicken skin lightly with salt and pepper, then add the chicken to the skillet, skin side down. Cook until the skin is golden brown, then use tongs to turn the thighs skin side up. Place the skillet in the oven and roast for 25 minutes, or until the thighs reach 160 degrees F. Remove the skillet from the oven and cover with foil. Let rest for 5 minutes before transferring each thigh to a serving plate. Spoon any juices from the skillet over the thighs just before serving.

Nutrition information per serving: 310 calories; 200 calories from fat (65 percent of total calories); 23 g fat (7 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 110 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 0 g sugar; 22 g protein; 370 mg sodium.

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A roast to love on its merits By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press Admittedly, pot roast is not a particularly beautiful dish. But when done well, it is a delicious dish – flavorful, succulent, rich and comforting. In short, it’s everything you want for a holiday feast. Another perk of pot roast – especially if you’re feeding a crowd – is that it is economical. You’re going to want to select a well-marbled, tougher cut of meat, both of which translate into cheap. And that means you’re going to get a lot of roast for your dollar. This recipe is easy and designed to give maximum flavor with minimum labor. You brown some vegetables, add you meat and liquid, then walk away for a few hours. Toward the end of roasting, you chop some vegetables and toss those in the oven, too. The resulting roast is spectacular with the gravy made from the drippings and liquid in the pan.

Holiday Pot Roast With Spiced Root Vegetables Start to finish: 4 hours (30 minutes active) Servings: 12 For the roast: 2 medium red onions, quartered 2 medium carrots, cut into pieces 3 stalks celery, cut into pieces 2 leeks, trimmed and sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 6- to 7-pound chuck roast Salt and ground black pepper

3 cups red wine 2 cups unsalted beef stock 1/4 cup tomato paste 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 3 bay leaves 3 sprigs fresh rosemary For the root vegetables: 6 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 4 parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 2 medium red onions, cut into wedges 2 small sunchokes, peeled and diced 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a food processor, combine the red onions, carrots, celery and leeks. Pulse until finely chopped, but not so finely that a paste is formed. In a large Dutch oven or heavy bottomed large pot over medium, heat the olive oil. Add the onion-carrot mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Spoon the mixture out into a bowl. Trim the chuck roast of any very large pieces of fat. Season the meat liberally with salt and black pepper. Increase the heat under the Dutch oven to high and add the meat. Sear on all sides until well browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Transfer the roast to a plate. Add a bit of the red wine to the pot and scrape up any browned bits on the bottom. Return the browned vegetable mixture to the pot along with the rest of the red wine, beef stock, tomato paste, mustard, bay leaves, and rosemary. Stir well. Carefully return the roast to the pot, cover and place in the oven for 3 to 4 hours, or until very tender. Meanwhile, prepare the roasted vegetables. In a large bowl, toss together the carrots, parsnips, onions, sunchokes and sweet potatoes. Drizzle with the olive oil and toss to coat. In a small bowl, mix together the salt, black pepper, cumin, coriander and fennel seed. Sprinkle over the vegetables and toss again. Spread onto a rimmed baking sheet. After the chuck has been roasting for 2 1/2 hours, add the vegetables to the oven. Roast, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until browned and tender. When the chuck is finished cooking, remove the pot from the oven and transfer the roast to a plate. Cover with foil. Remove the rosemary and bay leaves from the pot and discard. Transfer the remaining contents to a blender and blend until smooth, making sure to use caution when blending the hot liquid. Return to the pot and bring to a boil. Simmer until reduced to about 5 cups, or gravy thickness. Serve with the roast and root vegetables.

Nutrition information per serving: 540 calories; 120 calories from fat (22 percent of total calories); 13 g fat (4 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 95 mg cholesterol; 43 g carbohydrate; 8 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 51 g protein; 580 mg sodium.

Lean roast doesn’t skimp on flavor By SARA MOULTON The Associated Press My choice for an elegant holiday dinner? It’s hard to beat a roast, and more often than not, my pick is a lean and moist pork tenderloin. But let’s face it, as much as we want to be healthy, there is such a thing as roast that is too lean. A lack of fat often means a lack of flavor. So how to make up this deficit? With plenty of high-flavor ingredients, such as prosciutto, fresh herbs, mushrooms and wine. Prosciutto packs a ton of flavor, and the slight amount of fat it adds is well worth it. As for the herbs, I took a tip from the Italians, who often top off a grilled steak with fresh herbs and a drizzle of olive oil. I tested out several herbs in this recipe, both alone and in combinations. Although I was rooting for fresh sage – a classic match with prosciutto – my tasting panel (the family) overruled me in favor of rosemary and thyme. Given the roast’s Italian inflections, I chose a mushroom Marsala sauce to go with it. If you don’t have Marsala at home, you can swap in Madeira, dry sherry, white vermouth, or even white or red wine. All pair up nicely with mushrooms. And, as ever, if you don’t want to use alcohol, leave it out. One of the great things about this recipe is that you can prepare and roll the roast a day ahead. You also can make the mushroom sauce in advance, then warm it up in the sauté pan after you’ve browned the pork roast, which allows you to take advantage of any browned bits sticking to the bottom of the pan after the roast has left the premises. This isn’t just smart time management, it’s good cooking; both the roast and the sauce will taste better if you prepare them a day ahead of time. And it’ll free you up to prepare the rest of your holiday meal on the big day itself.

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Double Pork Roast With Mushroom Marsala Sauce Start to finish: 1 hour Servings: 6 2 pork tenderloin roasts (3/4 to 1 pound each), trimmed of all fat 2 tablespoons packed fresh rosemary leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons packed fresh thyme leaves, chopped 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots or onion 1/2 pound mushrooms (cremini, white button, shiitake, oyster or a mix), trimmed and sliced 1/2 cup dry Marsala wine 1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cut down through each tenderloin lengthwise so that you can open it up like a book, but do not

cut all the way through. Sprinkle water on the cutting board under the tenderloin and sprinkle a little water on top of the tenderloin (this will help prevent the meat from tearing when you pound it). Cover the tenderloin with plastic wrap and pound the meat using a meat mallet or rolling pin until it is about 1/2-inch thick. Sprinkle half the rosemary and thyme leaves all over the inside of each butterflied and pounded pork tenderloin and spread the prosciutto evenly in one layer over the herbs. Beginning with the long end, roll up the tenderloin tightly, tucking in the ends (as you would a burrito). Use kitchen twine to tie the roll in a bundle, tying it every 2 inches. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Season the pork lightly on all sides with salt and pepper, then add it to the skillet. Sear until golden brown on all sides. Transfer the pork to a shallow baking pan, then roast on the oven’s middle shelf until the center reaches 145 degrees F., about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the pork from the oven and cover loosely with foil. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Return the skillet to medium heat. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and the shallots and cook, stirring, until the shallots are golden. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until the mushrooms give off all their liquid and are lightly browned. Add the Marsala and simmer until almost all of it is reduced. Add 1 cup of the chicken broth and bring back to a boil. In a small bowl whisk the remaining 1/4 cup of chicken broth with the flour. Add the flour mixture to the skillet in a stream while whisking and simmer for 2 minutes. Add any juices that have accumulated from the resting pork to the sauce. Slice the pork crosswise into 1-inch-thick slices. Transfer several slices to each of 6 serving plates. Spoon some of the mushroom sauce over each serving.

Nutrition information per serving: 330 calories; 110 calories from fat (33 percent of total calories); 13 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 115 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 39 g protein; 770 mg sodium.


LEARNING

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Indian Creek ag teacher awarded SMS lists Agricultural educator Corinne Wengelewski is one of 41 individuals nationwide who received the Teachers Turn the Key Award, given Dec. 7 at the National Association of Agricultural Educators annual convention in Las Vegas. The Teachers Turn the Key award program brings together agricultural educators with four or fewer years of experience and immerses them in three days of professional development that addresses issues specific to the early years of a teaching career. Participants also have the opportunity to become involved in NAAE leadership and network with other NAAE convention attendees. TTTK awardees come away from the experience with a long-lasting peer cohort and tools that will help them have successful careers as agricultural educators. Wengelewski has been teaching since 2001, and in that short time she has received the Safety and Community Development Grant from Alliance Pipeline and the Illinois FFA Foundation, and the $10,000 Improving Your Agriculture Education Program Grant from the Illinois Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE). She used the grants to purchase 30 classroom laptops for her previous school, Indian Creek High. She now teaches at Manteno High School. “[Wengelewski] is passionate to students of all needs and backgrounds, she is very caring towards all people within our community, and she has done a wonderful job shaping our programming to meet our students’ needs while maintaining focus on the current trends in agriculture,” Sarah Montgomery, Indian Creek High School principal, said in a news release. Each of the TTTK winners received a

honor roll The following students were named to the honor roll and high honor roll at Sycamore Middle School for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

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National Association of Agricultural Educators President Farrah Johnson (left) is pictured with former Indian Creek High School teacher Corrine Wengelewski, who received the Teachers Turn the Key Award at the NAAE annual convention. scholarship to cover convention registration and travel, participated in a specially designed professional development track, and were recognized at a general session. RAM Trucks sponsors the TTTK program as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

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NAAE is the professional organization in the United States for agricultural educators. It provides its nearly 8,000 members with professional networking and development opportunities, professional liability coverage, and extensive awards and recognition programs.

8BRIEF Matthew John Raniere Age 2, Nov. 24 Sean Patrick Raniere Age 7, Dec. 6 Josie Ruth Raniere Age 2, Nov. 24 Hometown: Chicago Parents: Karla (Engstrom) and Brian Raniere Grandparents: Ellen Engstrom of Elburn, Rodney Engstrom of DeKalb and Patty Mittelstadt of Willowbrook Great-grandparent: Barbara Hughes of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Markham awarded scholarship to Sweden The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Education and Professional Studies recognizes the need for educators to prepare themselves to teach in a diverse environment, and has awarded scholarships for students to travel and teach abroad. Jillian Markham, a senior special education major from DeKalb, has been awarded a scholarship to study in Sweden in the spring 2014 semester. Scholarships range from $200

to $400, and are open to any student with the intention to study abroad. The programs vary by location and are supervised by faculty throughout the entire preparation phase. “Students that teach abroad can discover new and effective ways to educate in the classroom,” Melanie Agnew, the college’s assistant dean, said in a news release. “Developing cross-cultural skills is just something that can’t be done without actually going to experience the different environment firsthand.”

Sixth grade: Rachel Mary Alice Akers, Gavin Michael Anderson, Alexander Reece Armstrong, Annabelle Marie Atkins, Valerie Baie, George Maxwell Baird, Kaylin Janean Beinarauskas, Abigail Lauren Benz, Nathaniel Aureus Bisco, Caroline Nicole Bowers, Julia Isabel Bowers, Gwynneth Alexandria Boynton, Aurora Adyne Brenner, Austin Carl Bunge, Joshua Todd Burns, Robin Jason Calderon, Cassidi Kay Calfa, Edwin Joseph Carey, Meghan Kathryn Carl, Alison Catherine Chitwood, Matthew Thomas Cleveland, Payton Erin Coldren, Alyssa Nevaeh Cooley, Garrett Christian Cornier, Michael Alexander Crawford, Brayden Phillip Crome, Emily Elaine Davis, Robert James Deconinck, Allie Marie Drake, Miranda Rose England, Kylie Jo Feuerbach, Nicole Catherine Forster, Andrew Nelson Geiger, Emma Marie Goldman, Jared David Grubbs, Erik Thomas Handel, Tessa Ruth Harbecke, Bradley Michael Harris, Brett Daniel Harris, Elizabeth Rebecca Haub, Jason Allen Hayes, Julia Lauren Heller, Imani Gabrielle Hillmer, Kimberly Alice Hohlfeld, Kendall Ruth Howard, Steven Edward Jamrog, Nayeli Guadalupe Jasso, Jacalyn Rilee Kenney, Samantha Christine Koley, Tom Lim Kruis, Abigail Grace Krull, Derek James Lawrence, Allyson Renee Lichamer, Eleanor Isabelle Lochbaum, Nicholas Aaron Lockhart, Grant William McConkey, Mason Curtis McGhee, Michael James McKelvie, Rachel Christine McMahon, Carli Alyssa Meadows, Kierah Rose Meier, Ashley Samantha Montano, Hunter Jeanette Morgan, Noelle Amanda Muhr, Kelsey Grace Mulligan, Montana Alyne O’Flaherty, Sung Joon Park, Ashley Helene Parks, Priya R. Patel, Jackson Nicholas Piazza, Isaac George Plagakis, Kylie Michelle Plagakis, Allison Elaine Polly, Emalyn Grace Polz, Kayla Natalia Radisic, Jessie Alexander Renteria, Hannah Elizabeth Retuerto, Gabriel John Rouille, Emily Dana Victoria Ryan, Charlotte Alee Salis, Torrance Eva Sharp, Erin Nicole Simmons, Garrett Lee Sims, Wyatt Warren Strohacker, Thomas Henry Sunderlage, Madison Joan Sweeney, Charlotte Paige Sylvia, Haley Jo Thomas, Emmalee Elizabeth Torson, Haley Mae Trela, Amanda Eve Veldhuizen, Gissell Vergara, Hannah Ruth Vogel and Richele Elenora Wilkin. See HONOR ROLL, page C6


ADVICE & PUZZLES

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Husband on gender journey wants wife too Dear Abby: A couple of years ago, my husband informed me that he likes to dress in women’s clothing. Since then he has read books, is seeing a counselor, and the reality is, he is transgender. He now wears his hair long and has long fingernails. I have tried to be understanding and have gone places with him when he is dressed as a woman. He has met other transgender people who have either made the full transition or are content without it. I allow my husband time with these new friends without me. I did feel weird that he was clothes shopping and going to movies with his new friends. I have reconciled with these activities and I’m OK with them so far. But I have told him that if he decides to change his gender to female, I

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips will not be able to be married to him. He’s on hormones at the moment and has told me he plans to start testosterone blockers. I love him, Abby, but NOT the woman side of him. Am I unreasonable to put a boundary on my marriage? He thinks if he slowly eases me into the idea that it will be OK. He says I am his “world” and I should love him no matter what gender he is. Am I being selfish? – Somewhere in the Northwest Dear Somewhere: You appear to be a loving and accepting wife. You may be your husband’s world, but his world is changing – and along

with it, so is yours. It is not selfish to take care of yourself. You did not enter your marriage to be partnered with another woman, and you should not be made to feel guilty remaining with one if it’s not what you want. Some spouses stay together; others just can’t. If you haven’t heard of the Straight Spouse Network, it is a confidential support network of current or former heterosexual spouses or partners of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender mates. It was founded in 1991, and its mission is to help straight spouses or partners cope with coming-out issues, and help mixed-orientation couples and their children build bridges of understanding. To learn more about it and find a support group near you, visit www.straightspouse.org.

Dear Abby: I have always had an extremely close relationship with my little sister. Last year, I graduated from high school and left for university. It was hard for both of us. My college is an hour away from where my family lives, so even though I live on campus, I try to come home whenever I can to visit on weekends. Lately it seems like my little sister has emotionally distanced herself from me. She doesn’t confide in me anymore, shows little interest in my life, and it has gotten to the point where she barely acknowledges me in public. I have tried talking to her about it and telling her how much it hurts me, but she tells me I’m overreacting and to stop being stupid. My mom says she does this with everyone and that this is

typical for a 14-year-old teenager, but it breaks my heart to be so excluded from her life. Is this just a phase I have to learn to deal with and accept? What should I do? – Sad Big Sister in Switzerland Dear Big Sister: Your sister is growing up, and part of that process means becoming an individual. Right now she is trying to figure out who she is, apart from the family she loves – including you. I’m sure she isn’t intentionally trying to hurt your feelings. Because you were so close, she may have felt abandoned when you left for college. Your mother is right about this. Let your sister evolve. She’ll be back. Accept it for now.

• Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Use teen’s motivation to help him stop smoking Dear Dr. K: I recently discovered that my teenage son is smoking. How can I help him quit? Dear Reader: Parents can do many things to help their teens quit smoking. First and foremost, if you smoke, stop. It will be hard for your teen to take you seriously if you’re telling him to do something you won’t do. If you did smoke and have already quit, talk to your son about your experience. Discuss the challenges you faced when trying to quit. You may have noticed that teens often believe they are both immortal and invincible. They often believe they can quit smoking whenever they want. But adolescents often spend less time than adults mentally prepar-

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff ing to quit smoking. That can reduce the chances that they will succeed. Teens are also more likely than adults to act on impulse and discount long-term consequences. You may have noticed that, too. As a result, you may need to spend extra time educating your son about why it’s important to stop smoking. Provide specific advice about how to avoid situations where peers might be smoking, and discuss what he will do when the temptation to smoke occurs. Ask your teen why he is

smoking, and what you can do to make quitting possible. If your son is smoking to relieve stress, suggest that the two of you play some games (ideally, athletic, but computer games are OK, too) a few times a week to burn off steam in a healthy way. Another strategy is to take advantage of your teen’s motivations. What things are really important to him, and how can quitting smoking help him achieve those things? Teenage boys, for example, may be more likely to try to quit smoking if they want to participate in school sports. If that’s the case, emphasizing the physical benefits of quitting may help. There’s no sport that doesn’t require healthy lungs

for maximal performance. Your teen may not connect smoking to diseases like lung cancer and heart attacks that generally occur decades later. But smoking is damaging your son’s lungs now: He is not getting enough oxygen into his blood, or removing enough carbon dioxide waste from his blood. That will negatively affect his performance. If his sport is basketball, and he is as gifted as LeBron James, his smoking may not matter. But if he is a normal kid, it may matter a lot. In another example, if a teen is smoking in order to stay thin or lose weight, he or she should be given information about nutrition and exercise along with stop-smoking strategies.

When your son tries to quit, be ready for the mood swings and crankiness that can come with nicotine withdrawal. If you are not making progress, look into stop-smoking programs for teens. Smoking cessation programs can help teach behavioral techniques to manage temptations. Finally, ask your son’s pediatrician whether quitsmoking medications are an option. These include nicotine replacement, bupropion and varenicline.

• Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. Visit www. AskDoctorK.com to send questions and get additional information.

Your guests will respect your party theme Dr. Wallace: I’m planning to have a Christmas theme party at my house, and seven couples will be invited. We will have lots of food and much laughter. It will definitely be a fun party. But I do have one concern. My house will be loaded with Christmas things, including several Christmas trees and a manger scene. Two couples are not Christians. They are Jewish. Should I have some things my Jewish guests could relate to since they celebrate

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace Hanukkah? I want to be politically correct. – Kathleen, Miami Beach, Fla. Kathleen: You could include something that relates to Hanukkah if you felt comfortable doing so, but there’s no need to be “politically correct.” Indeed, a forced gesture would probably seem patronizing. Since the party

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – If you can separate the personal from the professional this year, you stand to gain quite a bit. Your brain will be fertile, but you must not allow your ideas to make someone else rich. Look out for yourself and move forward with pride and integrity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Expand your horizons and mingle with people who can provide you with new information and general mental stimulation. It’s time for you to shake things up and to challenge your own status quo. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Put in the extra time at work to make financial gains. Discuss your career plans with your partner or co-workers so that everyone knows what’s going on. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Expressing your thoughts and ideas will impress your friends. Be sure to eliminate any bad habits that have managed to creep into your life. Avoid getting involved in hurtful gossip. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Take care of any nagging health concerns in order to avoid being inconveniently out of commission in the future. Pay close attention to family matters and avoid falling behind with correspondence. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – A good friendship could develop into a serious romantic partnership. Although this is a time to welcome change, stability is a possibility if you are careful about making plans. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Focus on making money as well as taking care of your responsibilities at home. Make an added effort to give your partner some extra TLC. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Personal changes will have a favorable effect on your appearance. Now is the time to entertain as well as to be entertained. This is the start of something good. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Be cautious while traveling. Stay in control of your emotions and don’t allow them to interfere with your work. Take time to relax and enjoy yourself. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Your generosity will result in financial loss or family difficulties. Someone near to your heart may try to control you. It’s time to weigh the pros and cons of this connection. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – The opportunity is likely for romance through a work associate. Be sure to evaluate the situation carefully before you proceed. A poor decision may impact your reputation adversely. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Overindulgence will result in frustrating issues with your weight. Make plans that involve physical activity. Someone you love will feel neglected if you’ve been preoccupied or inattentive lately. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Focus on peripheral tasks. This is not the time for you to take center stage. This is a good date to change your living arrangements or to investigate some real estate deals.

is at your house, the guests will respect your Christmas theme. Anyone who is uncomfortable with it would decline the invitation. Dr. Wallace: I’ve got a very unusual problem and I need all the advice I can get. I’m really not a very popular guy; I’ve only been dating for three months, and I’ve only dated two girls. Both of them attend my church. I’ve gone out with girl no. 1 about five times and I’ve dated girl no. 2 seven times. I really like both girls a lot and want

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to continue dating both of them. The problem is that they both want me to drop the other one, and they each told me that if I didn’t drop the other, they would stop dating me. What should I do? I’m not sure that I could date anyone else if these two girls refused to go out with me. I can’t choose one over the other. – Nameless, Salt Lake City, Utah Dr. Wallace: Don’t be forced to make a choice. If they refuse to date you because you don’t want to go steady, so be

it. It will be their loss. Don’t underestimate your ability to date girls other than no. 1 and no. 2. Since they both find you charming, attractive and desirable, so will other girls. Just give them a chance to say yes when you ask them for a date.

• Although Dr. Robert Wallace is unable to reply to all letters individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at rwallace@galesburg.net.

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BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Bidding a slam without Blackwood There is an old saying that real bridge players don’t need Blackwood. Of course, before bidding a slam, Blackwood of one ilk or another is often used. But on some deals it will not help, and the partnership needs to employ control-bidding (cue-bidding). Look at this deal. South opens two clubs; North responds two diamonds, not being quite strong enough for a two-heart positive with that relatively weak suit; South rebids two spades; and North raises to three spades, promising a smattering of points. (Some players would make a four-club splinter bid, showing the singleton, but I like four-card spade support for that action.) Now if South uses Blackwood, he learns that his partner has one ace – but he does not know if it is the useless heart ace or the invaluable diamond ace. Instead, he makes a four-club control-bid, showing a first-round club control (ace or void), expressing slam interest, and asking partner if he has a suitable hand. North, with a terrific hand, makes a four-diamond control-bid. Now South, wondering about the club situation, control-bids four hearts. And when North control-bids five clubs to show his secondround control (king or singleton), South leaps majestically to seven spades. South ruffs the heart lead, cashes his club ace, ruffs a club in the dummy, returns to his hand with a trump, ruffs the club queen, carefully ruffs a heart in his hand (does not play a diamond!), draws the last trump and claims.


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LEARNING

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Sycamore Middle School lists first quarter honor roll Anthony Medernach, Justin Paul Meier, Mitchell Thomas Meyer, Asia Akemia Miller, Genesis Carolina Miranda, Mckayla Dolores Montani, Alivia Sue Morey, Jacob Randal Nations, Jonathan Joseph Needham, Trinity Kaye Nordbrock, Isabella Grace Nordstrum, Kaylee Jade Obed, Lucia Catherine O’Brien, Andrea Ocelotl Ocelotl, Charles Clyde Oestreicher, Laramie Rose O’Sullivan, Lukas Joshua Overhaug, Isaias Oviedo, Kyra Marie Ozier, Keegan Arthur Palm, Madison Elaine Peet, Samantha Grace Perri, Owen Tristan Pionto, Kristin Nicole Plauck, Owen Kyeong Yeob Polichnowski, Iain Patrick Purdom, Anthony Alex Ramirez, Madeline Joy Rangel, Tate William Regnery, Liliana Nicole Rigard, Jenessa Marie Riley, Cynthia Ann Rivera, Mary Josephine Rivera, Taylor Marie Rogers, Blake Edwin Ross, Garrett David Rubis, Riley Michael Runowiecki, Preston Thomas Ruud, Olivia Ana Saidat, Bryce Alexander Sandy, Trevor Jay Schoeler, Nicholas Robert Michael Schumaker, Kyle Bradley Severson, Alexis Micayla-Arlene Shirley, Christopher Scott Siebens, Payton Renee Siragusa, Breanna Nicole Skaar, Matthew James Slider, Keyeria Emari Stevenson, Maria Suzanne Stoner, Michael Bryce Story, Taven Kai Streeter, Jeffrey Michael Sullivan II, Lucas Gage Suprenant, Caitlin Mary Sweeney, Grace Ann Taylor, Piper Delaney Thibeault, Jaden Michael Thomas, Aaron Maxwell Trier, Alex Kenji Umekubo, Aeriana Bailee Vang, Kennedy Ann Walker, Constance Barry Wedel, Audrey Grace Wetzel, Mary Elizabeth Wetzel, Riley McKay Winburn and Olivia Nicole Wray. Seventh grade: Brock Russell Alexander, Nicole Lynn Anderson, Gage Jared Armstrong, Tiana Suzanne Begay, Justin Dane Berlinski, Peter William Biletzky, Kristina Nicole Biundo, Payton Nicole Bordenave, Gavin Lee Thomas Bryer, Finley Jay Callahan, Angel Antonio Campos, Dylan Matthew Capello, Leticia Diane Cardenas, Jarred Colt Carlson, Hanna Rae Carraher, Prisma Karely Castro, Hannah Renee Chapman, Omar Enrique Chavez, Nathaniel Isaiah Colpen, Kaitlyn Ruth Costello, Erica Vicky Coulibaly, Matthew Joseph Cusumano, Kelsy Cristina Daluga, Trevor James Davis, Hanna Marie Diehl, Cody Scott Dix, Tyler Arthur Drake, Kaylee Ellen Du Mont, Melanie Ann Dubois, Taylor Lynn Dusek, Aaron Anthony Eckard, Shannon Marie Edwards, Anthony Enriquez, Sage Michael Jedi Figueroa, Graham Christian Flieder, Brendan Michael Fritz, Raysa Nelle Garbes, Gavin Edward Gartman, Charles Edward Gasso, Benjamin Nolan James Gehant, Aidan Elias Gineman, Amber Rebecca Godinsky, Amiya Louise Gordon, Griffin Michael Gower, Alexandra Nicole Gregorec, Jack Alan Gunty, Deena

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Replace the missing words in this story about a shelter elter pet.

The Adventurous Justin ustin by Kyra C.

It’s a sad fact that every year, millions of unwanted pets wind up in animal shelters. Why are there so many unwanted animals? What can you do to help? Find out on today’s Kid Scoop page. Controlling the pet population in this country is a good place to start being truly kind to animals year a thousands of dogs and animals. Each year, cats are abandoned and then killed. Sometimes people get a pet and find out, too late, that they can’t care for it. All too often, the pet is then abandoned or left at a shelter.

1. Don’t get a pet unless you are really prepared to care for it. Read at the library about how to care for the pet you want, and then decide if you truly have the time it takes. 2. If you have a cat or dog, get it spayed or neutered so that it won’t breed and produce young.

Justin is an adventurous, cute ute 4-week-old kitten. He is a brown tabby with a white _______. _. He has nd his black stripes on his head, and feet look like socks. I chose to write about Justinn because he ________ my heart when I walked in. w, and he bounces when He has a _________ meow, he eats his food. He crawls around his cage, __, “Let me out!” and it’s like he’s __________,

But wait, it gets worse. Some people do not spay or neuter their pets, which means the ne k animals keep producing unwanted young. Sadly, not enough good homes exist for all the puppies and kittens born into this world. So these unwanted pets also end up in shelters, where many of them must be put to death.

A good home for Justin would be a big house so he could __________ around. You will have fun if you get him. He will win over a bunch of people. Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow simple written directions.

One female cat that is not spayed can have eight to ten kittens a year. If each of her kittens has kittens, and all of those kittens have kittens, after five years, the one female cat you started with will have brought over 100,000 cats into the world. If you could get 100,000 cats in one line, it would be about 25 miles long!

Spaying is the operation that prevents female cats and dogs from breeding. Neutering is the operation that prevents male cats and dogs from breeding.

POPULATION SHELTER CLINIC SPAYED PUPPIES KITTENS KIND NEED NEUTER LOST COUNTRY CARE COOL CATS

Find the words in the puzzle. Then look for each word in this week’s Kid Scoop stories and activities.

Are you an eagle-eyed reader? Read the article below and circle the six errors you find. Then rewrite the article correctly on the lines below the article.

While many hotels and motels don’t allow pets at all, some hotles are doing amazing things to attract guests with pets. The Westin, W and Sheraton hotel chains will provide you pooch with a plush robe, a food bwol, an ID tag, treats and a toy when you stay their. At the Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, a pet can be treeted to The Hound of Music program that includes a massage, a limo ryde and a trip to a recording studio with a voice coach!

S T A C S D E E N S N C B S B P R E H K E I A N E E A E D K T C B R T I L Y C I T T I U E T P O E N I O E N E A O P S D K N S R I L N I U T N O I T A L U P O P Y R T N U O C M A L Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognized identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

For more information, visit the Humane Society of the United States at: www.hsus.org

Five puppies and five kittens are identical. Can you find both sets of five?

Pet Seeks Owner

Standards Link: Visual discrimination: Observe similarities and differences in common objects.

Imagine that animals could seek owners by running ads in the classified section of the newspaper. Pretend you are an animal. Write an ad for your ideal owner.

7+2+5 1+2+3

14 = “Watch out, I might attack!”

9+3+5

6 = “I’m so happy to see you!” 17 = “I’m a good dog!” 13 = “I’m a cool cat.”

3+2+4

Standards Link: Number Sense: Calculate sums.

Standards Link: Language Arts: Use nouns, adjectives and verbs correctly.

Standards Link: Writing Applications: Write expository descriptions; Write from a point of view.

Cats and dogs communicate with their tails. What are these animals saying? To find out, add up the numbers next to each animal. Match the answer with the tail’s message.

9 = “I’ve been a bad dog.”

8 to 12 million cats and dogs end up in shelters each year. 4 to 6 million of these cats and dogs are euthanized (killed) at shelters each year.

4+5+4

Look through today’s newspaper and find 10 names that would make good pet names. Put them in alphabetical order. Standards Link: Spelling: Arrange words in alphabetical order.

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Pretend you are a pet — a cat or dog or even a fish. Write a classified ad as if you are looking for a new home. Read some classified ads in the newspaper to get ideas.

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I want a pet, but do I have the time it takes to care for one?

... thinking about the consequences of your actions.


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