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Plans for Hopkins Pool progress Park district committee weighing replacement, funding options By KATIE DAHLSTROM DeKALB – The DeKalb Park District’s Pool Consideration Committee is exploring renovations to the existing basin at Hopkins Pool, with cost estimates for the project expected within a month. As committee members continue to discuss options for the aging pool, they focused their attention this week on using the existing shell while replacing mechanics such as pipes and gutters. Committee members asked a representative from PHN Architects to nail down prices for three options compiled by

the board that would use the existing basin. PHN will investigate a base option as well as two alternative options that carry higher price tags. The most lavish option includes a group rentals area, new mechanical building, a waterfall and a cabana area below the existing second-level sun deck. The park district has until 2015 to submit a plan to make the 39-year-old pool facility comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Although discussion at the board meeting concentrated on the options for renovating the existing basin, Park District Board Commissioner Per

Thoughts on the pool? DeKalb Park District residents are encouraged to submit their opinions and comments about the future of Hopkins pool by email to poolcomments@dekalbparkdistrict. com.

Faivre said the committee is still considering other options such as replacing the pool in its current footprint or relocating it to another site in Hopkins Park or elsewhere in DeKalb. “We haven’t ruled anything out yet,” Faivre said. Replacing the pool in its

existing location would cost around $5 million and building a new pool elsewhere would likely cost more, Faivre said. In order to pay for any of these options, the committee is looking at the district’s finances. In 2019, the district will pay off bonds used for its Sports and Recreation Center and could borrow anew for the pool project. A referendum that proposed higher property taxes to pay for a more expensive pool renovation was rejected Monica Maschak file photo – by voters by a margin of 3 to 1 in 2010. Hopkins pool lifeguards Elise Pollack (right) and Lindsey Blakley (left)

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practice a backboarding drill on fellow lifeguard Mike Lee during a recertification class May 30, 2013, at the Hopkins Pool in DeKalb.

Hope, pride for Russia as games begin By ANGELA CHARLTON and NATALIYA VASILYEVA The Associated Press

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Students take notes on gun techniques and rules during a gun safety course Jan. 25 at a training facility in DeKalb.

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By KATIE DAHLSTROM DeKALB – About 300 DeKalb County residents have applied for permits to carry concealed guns, with local instructors saying the first wave of applicants are eagerly waiting for Illinois to allow them to carry firearms. Since the state started accepting applications a month ago, more than 36,000 Illinois residents have applied, according to data from the Illinois State Police, with 298 coming from DeKalb County. Among the county’s applicants is James Crissman, who said he won’t carry a gun every day. In fact, he’s not sure how he’ll use his concealed-carry permit once he gets it later this year. “I’m just interested in having it,” said the 70-year-old Sycamore resident during a break in a concealed-carry course. “I might carry it when I’m out and about or to go shooting at a range.” Crissman is one of dozens of people to take a concealed-carry course offered by Dennis

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Dennis Leifheit, owner of ZZ Cops Gun Room in Sycamore, instructs a Carry Legally in Illinois course Jan. 25 at a training facility in DeKalb. Leifheit, owner of ZZ Cops Gun Room in Sycamore. Leifheit, who also is a retired police officer, has offered a class nearly every weekend since November, with at least 10 people attending each one. He frequently receives calls about the Illinois permit, which costs $150 and requires most applicants take eight to 16 hours of training. Some question whether the

state police will stick to the guideline that permits be issued within 90 days as long as the applicant supplies fingerprints. Without fingerprints, applications can take 120 days. According to Illinois State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond, instructors who applied during the early application period Dec.18 should receive their permits this spring, which would fall around the 90-day mark.

“It’s a strong possibility that permits could be issued midMarch,” Bond said. Dan Schroeder, lead firearms instructor for Metro Training Group, believes a second wave of permit seekers will emerge this spring. “I think the second rush will come when people actually have the permits,” Schroeder said. Schroeder said an ideal size for a concealed-carry class would be 18 people. Of late, most classes have had fewer than 10 people, which he attributes to the lull between people who had eagerly awaited Illinois having a concealed-carry law and those who have a mild interest in the permit.

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SOCHI, Russia – A Russia in search of global vindication kicked off the Sochi Olympics looking more like a Russia that likes to party, with a pulse-raising opening ceremony about fun and sports instead of terrorism, gay rights and coddling despots. And that’s just the way Russian President Vladimir Putin wants these Winter Games to be. The world’s premier ath- More letes on ice and snow have inside more to worry about than geopolitics as they plunge into See page the biggest challenges of their B2 for more lives on the mountain slopes on the Sochi of the Caucasus and in the Games. wet-paint-fresh arenas on the shores of the Black Sea. But watch out for those Russians on their home turf. A raucous group of Russian athletes had a message for their nearly 3,000 rivals in Sochi, marching through Fisht Stadium singing that they’re “not gonna get us!” Superlatives abounded and the mood soared as Tchaikovsky met pseudo-lesbian pop duo Tatu and their hit, “Not Gonna Get Us.” Russian TV presenter Yana Churikova shouted: “Welcome to the center of the universe!” Yet no amount of cheering could drown out the real world. Fears of terrorism, which have dogged these games since the Putin won them amid controversy seven years ago, were stoked during the ceremony itself. A passenger aboard a flight bound for Istanbul said there was a bomb on board and tried to divert the plane to Sochi. Authorities said the plane landed safely in Turkey, and the suspected hijacker – who did not have a bomb – was subdued.

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Weight Watchers: 7:15 a.m. weigh-in, 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. meetings Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Hinckley Area Food Pantry: 8 to 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 324 W. McKinley Ave. Food distribution is available. Overeaters Anonymous Walk-and-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at The Federated Church, 612 W. State St. in Sycamore. www.; Call: Marilyn at 815-7514822. NICE Food and Clothing Center: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, by appointment other days, at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. This nondenominational food pantry serves the southwest part of DeKalb County and the southeast area of Lee County. 815-824-2228. It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott St., Genoa. 800-452-7990; As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Learning to Live Al-Anon group: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Newman Catholic Center annex, Normal Road in DeKalb. llc904@ Narcotics Anonymous: 10 to 11 a.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb; www.; 815-964-5959. Knights’ Saturday Burgers and More: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Club: 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Open to the public. Burger buffet: Noon to 2 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. The public is invited for lunch. Group Hope: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Road in DeKalb. This free support and discussion meeting is for NIU students and DeKalb community residents. Community facilitators are sought to volunteer to help others. Contact Dr. Charles Smith at 815-398-9628 or visit or www. Lightning games: 1:30 p.m. at Genoa Veteran’s Club, 311 S. Washington St. or contact Cindy at or 815751-1509. Monthly community family-style dinner: 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. seatings at Kingston United Methodist Church, 121 W. First St. Dessert is included. Donation is $9 for adults and $4 for children. Call: Kingston UMC at 815-784-2010. Back to Basics AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at Cortland Methodist Church, 45 Chestnut St., Cortland. Last Saturday is open meeting. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. AA Speaker Open Meeting: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; Saturday Night AA(C): 10 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Sunday 24 Hours a Day AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum: 2 to 4 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 admission and open to all. www. Society for Creative Anachronism armored fighting practice: 4:30 p.m. behind Stevenson North at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. For Middle Ages-Renaissance history re-enactors. Visit or call 815739-5788 or 815-986-5403. Bread & Roses women’s chorus practice: 5:45 to 8 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. For information, call Patty Rieman at 815-758-4897 or visit Steps And Traditions AA(C): 6 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 23, Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. No Longer Hopeless AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-452-7990;

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Stay out of ditches, creation debates It’s supposed to snow again this weekend, and Michael Fitzgerald expects to be busy. Again. Fitzgerald, of DeKalb, owns Northern Illinois Towing and Roadside Assistance. He’s been in the business of towing cars since 1978, after he graduated from Sycamore High School. Fitzgerald said he pulled between 10 and 15 cars out of ditches around the area after the snowfall Wednesday, all the while keeping an eye out for oncoming traffic that could hit him or his truck. Often, the pull-out jobs come in bunches, as drivers will hit a slick area and find their own cars in the ditch. “By the time you get done, you’re usually hauling two or three or four of them out,” Fitzgerald said. “The worst sound there is when you’re out doing that is the sound of locked-up tires on ice. Then you book.” Once Fitzgerald or one of his parttime employees reaches a vehicle that’s left the road, he usually has them out within 10 minutes or so. He charges from $80 to as much as $150 for the service. The trouble spots haven’t changed much since he started, he says. They pull a lot of cars out of ditches on Route 38, of course. The S-curve where Route 64 intersects with Esmond Road is notoriously bad. “There’s always people in the ditch out there because it drifts bad,” Fitzgerald said. “When you’re pulling a car out, somebody else stops, eventually someone else can’t stop so they hit the ditch.” Then there’s Plank Road. “Plank Road’s been a moneymaker for years,” Fitzgerald said. “There’s just open road, so the road just always gets snow-packed, you’ve got drifting and everything else out there.” A lot of the mishaps could probably be avoided if people just slowed down, or avoided driving outside of town, Fitzgerald says. “The difference between staying in town and out of town is like night and

EDITOR’S NOTE Eric Olson day,” he said. “It’s just phenomenal. In town when it’s windy, it’s OK … but out of town, they’re whiteouts.” Fitzgerald said he’s noticed a lack of snow fencing put up along county roads this season – something that’s definitely missed considering the extraordinarily high snowfall totals this year. Keeping yourself from being Fitzgerald’s next customer is really about defensive driving, he says. “If you would just slow down and pay more attention to [your] speed and distance in between cars,” he said. “… There are just so many times that you see a car in the ditch and within 80-100 feet you see other cars in the ditch, because everyone hits the ditch instead of other cars.” Here’s hoping everyone stays out of the ditch this weekend. Why the “debate”?: TV scientist Bill Nye “The Science Guy” traveled to Petersburg, Ky., on Tuesday to debate Ken Ham, the founder of the Creation Museum. Both of them won in the sense that they benefitted from tremendous publicity, and the creation “museum” no doubt had a banner week for website traffic. Beyond that, it was hard to see the point. The Associated Press story from that night said: “Over the course of the two-and-a-half hour debate at Kentucky’s Creation Museum, both men had plenty to say, but neither left convinced of the other’s argument.” No kidding? Look, anyone who thinks the Earth was created 6,000 years ago holds that belief based on their faith that the Bible is the literal word of God. (Of course, most modern people don’t hold to every bit of arcane Old Testament law, but I digress.)

You cannot debate or reason with faith, and generally speaking, you shouldn’t try. The very definition of faith is “unquestioning belief that does not require proof or evidence.” People who hold strict creationist beliefs keep them in spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. That’s not just me or the scientific community talking. The venerable televangelist Pat Robertson said this week that it’s “nonsense” to believe the Earth is only 6,000 years old. Since 1950, even the Catholic Church has recognized that evolution – which occurred over millions of years – is a valid theory. Science is about reaching intellectually honest conclusions based on observable evidence. Hypotheses are formulated and tested. Theories, including Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theory and Albert Einstein’s relativity theory, have continued to evolve as scientists have learned more about the natural world. While science texts are continually revised and updated, the Bible still starts with “In the beginning …”. As was clear from the “debate” between Nye and Ham, there is room for the unknown in science – scientists can say, “I don’t know.” Many people have come to the conclusion that people of faith also can accept the things that scientists can tell us about our world, our galaxy, our universe, without renouncing their belief in God. Some might say that science tells us why things are, while religion reassures us that there’s a higher power behind it all. But if you choose to believe the biblical creation story is how we all got here, I understand there’s nothing I can do to talk you out of it. God gave us all free will, right?

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By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and PAUL WISEMAN The Associated Press WASHINGTON – A second straight month of weak job growth renewed concerns Friday that the vigor displayed by the American economy late last year may be gone, at least for the moment. The Labor Department’s monthly employment report showing a tepid gain of 113,000 jobs in January followed December’s puny increase of 75,000 – far below last year’s average monthly gain of 194,000. Yet the report provided some cause for optimism. Solid hiring last month in manufacturing and construction point to underlying strength. And in a healthy sign, more Americans began looking for jobs, suggesting they were more hopeful about their prospects. A sizable 115,000 formerly unemployed people also said they found jobs. Their hiring reduced the unemployment rate to a seasonally adjusted 6.6 percent, the lowest in more than five years. Most economists said they think hiring will strengthen during 2014 as the economy improves further. Job growth “clearly has downshifted over the past two months,” said Doug Handler, chief U.S. economist at IHS Global Insight. “But we still believe the economic fundamentals remain strong and ... forecast an acceleration of growth later in the year.” Janet Yellen will be pressed about jobs and the economy when she testifies to Congress next week in her first public comments since becoming Federal Reserve chairwoman Feb. 1. Fed officials are scaling back their stimulus for the economy. They’ve also said they would consider raising their benchmark shortterm interest rate at some point after the rate falls below 6.5 percent. But the Fed has not been clear about the timing. With the unemployment rate now close to that threshold, economists think the Fed may update its guidance after its next meeting in March. Most economists said two weak hiring months won’t lead the Fed to halt its pullback on the stimulus. Fed poli-

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Job seekers line up to meet prospective employers during a career fair Jan. 22 at a hotel in Dallas. The January jobs report released Friday offered tantalizing hints of optimism: solid hiring in manufacturing and construction. cymakers will have February’s job report to consider when they next meet in March. Friday’s figures add to evidence that the economy is slowing in the first few months of the year after expanding at a robust 3.7 percent annual pace in the second half of 2013. The figures follow other signs of a possibly softening economy. A survey of manufacturing firms showed that factory expansion slowed last month. A measure of forthcoming home sales fell. The jobs report offered some hints that hiring could return to last year’s healthier levels in coming months. To begin with, the unemployment rate is at its lowest point since October 2008, when the financial crisis was erupting. The rate fell because many of the unemployed found work. And the influx of people seeking jobs – a sign of optimism – was an improvement from December. In that month, the unemployment rate fell only because about 350,000 people stopped looking for work and were no longer counted as unem-

ployed. Another positive sign: Manufacturers, construction firms and mines added a combined 76,000 jobs last month – the most since January 2006. Goods-producing employers like those tend to hire only when they’re confident in the economy. “You rarely see expansions in these industries without the economy being in fairly healthy shape,” said Gary Burtless, an economist at the Brookings Institution. Home sales and construction are rising, a trend economists expect to continue. If it does, more construction jobs would be created and would likely lead to higher retail spending as people furnish homes. The effect of government tax increases and spending cuts, which dragged on growth last year, should sharply diminish in 2014. And despite recent turmoil in several emerging economies, the global economy appears in better shape than it has in the past three years, when Europe’s financial crisis threatened U.S. growth.

8NATION BRIEF Miss. K-9 dog fired from one job, may get another GULFPORT, Miss. – Fred the K-9 didn’t cut it with the Gulfport, Miss., Police Department but he may still find respectable employment elsewhere. The Sun Herald reported that Fred did fine on patrols and sniffing out drugs, but sometimes got distracted, stopping to play with a soda can he spied on a floor while searching a building, for example. US K-9 Unlimited in Kaplan, La., agreed to take Fred back, but the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office in Mississippi has expressed interest in him. K-9 Unlimited owner Roger Abshire said the 3-year-old Belgian Malinois he bought in the Netherlands was selected out of hundreds of dogs, so his talent is not an issue. – Wire report

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Cold temps have little effect on insect pests By DEBBIE BEHRENDS Although the below-zero temperatures are difficult for humans and their pets to endure, entomologists report they have little effect on the insects that bug us. Scott Schirmer, emerald ash borer specialist with the Illinois Department of Agriculture, said that particular pest overwinters as a larva. The emerald ash borer, an invasive species from China, is blamed for killing many area ash trees. “Don’t count on the weather to have an significant impact,” Schirmer said. “It will knock down a small percent-

age, but we can expect to continue managing EAB.” Schirmer said the drought of 2012 had a bigger, and more negative impact, because the trees were stressed by the lack of water. On the agricultural front, Russ Higgins, a University of Illinois Extension educator for commercial agriculture, said the temperature has little effect on insects that overwinter as eggs or larva. The only insects he could think of that overwinter as adults are the bean leaf beetle and the alfalfa weevil – neither of which are prevalent in the area. “In our general area in northern Illinois, our big in-

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Frigid temperatures in the Midwest are having little effect on many insects that bug us, including emerald ash borers, according to entomologists. Temperatures would need to be in the single digits with no snow cover to have any effect on the pests. sect pest is the corn rootworm beetle,” Higgins said. “Mike Gray [U of I entomologist] did some research on the subject. Unless it was really cold – by that I mean temperatures in

D-428 plans to create pre-K area at Huntley Middle School By KATIE DAHLSTROM DeKALB – DeKalb School District 428 officials are moving forward with a plan to convert part of Huntley Middle School into an early childhood and pre-kindergarten center this summer. The district is seeking bids for the renovations to the school, which the district’s Facility Operations Manager Tammy Carson said should cost around $395,300. Although school board members agreed to move forward in soliciting bids, chances are a bid won’t be accepted until April. School Board President Tracy Williams believes the renovation would be a good use of space and money for the district, as well as a smart decision for students. “These programs give us a very good return in the devel-

opment of our students,” Williams said. “I think this will serve the district very well.” By moving the pre-kindergarten and early childhood classrooms from the district’s crowded elementary schools into a centralized block of 10 classrooms at Huntley, the district would free seven classrooms across Brooks, Jefferson, Littlejohn and Tyler elementary schools. Carson wrote in a memo to school board members Tuesday that placing the classes in the west wing of Huntley puts children close to exits on the ground floor and seperated the children from the middle school students. The move would cost an additional $106,500 for construction of a special education room and playground as well as radios and custodial equipment. The program would cost $211,500 a year to run, which will come from

the district’s operating budget, according to Andrea Gorla, assistant superintendent of business and finance. “Although it increases operating expenses, we really need a separate space for the pre-K, early childhood center because it is taking up classroom space in a myriad of our elementary buildings,” Gorla said. “We really don’t have a choice.” The Finance and Facilities Advisory Committee, which is charged with recommending ways to spend a $21 million construction grant the district received, has vetted the idea of a pre-kindergarten and early childhood center for nearly two years. The first proposal was to reopen the shuttered Chesebro Elementary School, but the program would not have used the entire building and constuction would have cost $1.5 million.

the single digits with no snow cover – rootworm populations were not reduced.” Higgins said snow cover provides an insulating blanket for insects.

To illustrate that, he said one recent morning at the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center near Shabbona, when the air temperature was 15 below, the soil temperature just four inches below the surface was 29.6 degrees. That insulation has been good for small wildlife, as well, according to Peggy Doty, Extension educator in energy and environmental stewardship. “There are probably some things out there that the cold is helping to kill, but small critters – mice, voles, shrews – are doing awesome,” Doty said. “They are tunneling around under the snow.

“You have to remember that just one crumb of bread is a full belly for a field mouse,” she said. The scavengers, animals like raccoons and opossums, aren’t doing as well because finding food is more difficult for them, Doty said. The snow providing insulation for the wildlife today also will help replenish the depleted water table as it melts, Shirmer said. Doty agreed. “It can’t hurt. It’s dry snow, but it’s still moisture. It can make a difference.” The way the snow melts will make a difference, too. “If – and I say if – it melts slowly, it’s a huge gift,” she said.

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Chicago anti-gang efforts tame street violence By DON BABWIN The Associated Press CHICAGO – The low point so far in Chicago’s closely watched battle with street gangs may have been the day that Michelle Obama came home for the funeral of a teenage honor student. A year ago, the city’s bloodiest January in more than a decade had just ended. On Feb. 9, 2013, the first lady stood in a church mourning 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who had been shot dead in a gang dispute she had nothing to do with. It happened just a mile from the Obamas’ Chicago house. Since then, the number of homicides and other violent crimes that turned Chicago into a national symbol of gun violence has fallen sharply, bringing some relief to neighborhoods plagued with gang activity but also raising questions about whether the progress is sustainable. The city led the nation in homicides in 2012 with more than 500. It ended 2013 with 415 homicides – the lowest total in nearly half a century but still far more than any other U.S city, including much larger Los Angeles and New York. The overall crime rate fell last year to a level not seen since 1972, and the number

of shooting incidents involving victims age 16 and younger dropped 40 percent in 12 months, city officials said. Some wonder if the decline is a result of spending more than $100 million on police overtime. But city officials insist the numbers are evidence that changing police tactics and creating and expanding after-school jobs and mentoring programs for young people are paying off. Nobody pretends the problem has been solved. Yet Hadiya Pendleton’s great Hadiya uncle, NathanPendleton iel Pendleton, feels more hopeful. “It’s a long way from people feeling like they can sit out on their porches,” he said. “But it is getting a little better.” On the day of the first lady’s visit, Chicago’s violence problem was making international headlines, posing an enormous challenge to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former White House chief of staff. The mayor stressed that the problem mostly affected gangplagued neighborhoods on the city’s South and West sides and that police were doing everything possible to contain

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Danyia Bell, 16 (left), and Artureana Terrell, 16, react as they read a program after the funeral service for 15-yearold Hadiya Pendleton on Feb. 9, 2013, outside the Greater Harvest Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago. it. In response, authorities launched a multi-pronged effort that started with a gang audit, a massive pooling of information about specific gangs and their members. “We identified gang turfs, membership, who’s in conflict with who, put it into a database and put that into the hands of beat officers,” Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said in an interview with

The Associated Press. With that information, he said, officers could focus on particular gangs and members and move quickly into areas where gangs might attack each other. McCarthy, formerly the police chief in Newark and a high-ranking commander in New York, said officers have also alerted gangs that if one of their members kills somebody, police will go after ev-

eryone in the gang for any infraction – from “welfare fraud to failure to pay taxes.” McCarthy said he’s expanding on a system his predecessor, Jody Weis, launched when Weis met with gang members to deliver the same message – a move that some aldermen criticized as coddling criminals. Today, the department also provides gang members with information about social ser-

vices and even sets up meetings between them and the parents of murder victims “to give them a sense of what they are doing to the community.” McCarthy said it’s the largest program of its kind in the nation and will be expanded this year. So, too, will the department’s so-called “heat lists” of people deemed likely to kill or be killed. Officers gathered statistics showing that associates of murder victims are 100 to 500 times more likely to end up on either side of a slaying. Last summer, they hand-delivered letters to 25 people warning them of those dangers and asking what police could do to help. Since then, some have been arrested for low-level offenses, but none has been a victim or an offender of gun violence, McCarthy said. The efforts come at a time when some state lawmakers have made it known that they want more than tougher penalties for criminals – a message they sent when they halted a measure supported by the mayor that would have imposed stiffer sentences on ex-cons and known gang members caught with illegal guns. Critics feared it would disproportionately target young black and Latino men before they could be rehabilitated.

Ex-Beatle’s sister recalls his Illinois visit pre-fame By JIM SUHR The Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Not long after settling in southern Illinois in 1963, an ocean from her native England, Louise Harrison Caldwell trudged from one radio station to the next lobbying for air time for her brother’s quartet. Revered in Britain, the group was virtually unknown in America – and her promotion fizzled. So it was that her “kid brother” George Harrison was able to anonymously walk Benton’s streets and jam with a local band when he visited his older sister for two weeks that fall. Just five months later, folks in Benton, population 7,000, likely were kicking themselves for

not snagging the vacationing Brit’s autograph or photo as proof they saw him standing there. A half-century ago Sunday, George Harrison and the Beatles conquered America, playing live to 73 million TV viewers of “The Ed Sullivan Show” in a seminal gig that launched the British invasion. Decades later, it’s Louise Harrison’s former rural Illinois town that’s so eager to trumpet its history-making link to the late Liverpool musician whom locals once viewed with curiosity, if only for his accent. “I find it even more amusing 50 years later,” Louise Harrison, 82, told The Associated Press recently by telephone, waxing nostalgic about broth-

er George’s Illinois visit that made him the first Beatle on American turf. Few around Benton – long known as the site of Illinois’ last public hanging – could have known they were rubbing elbows with greatness when George Harrison came to the heart of Illinois coal country. That’s where his older sister settled with her Scottish husband, who was an engineer with a local coal mine. The Beatles, lighting up the pop charts in England, were on holiday – John Lennon in Paris, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in Greece. Starr was to have accompanied Harrison to Benton but backed out, as Louise Harrison puts it, after concluding her arranging for them

to be interviewed on an area TV show constituted work. By that time, Louise already had pressed regional radio stations to give the Beatles’ records sent to her by her mother a whirl. As a teen staffing the WFRX station her dad managed in nearby West Frankfort, Marcia Raubach gave Louise Harrison a break and spun “From Me to You” – believed to be The Beatles’ first U.S. air time. Then along came George. Traveling with other brother Peter, he blended in with Benton, aside from the British accent Louise said made them appear “exotic” in the blue-collar town. Decked out in a dark suit, white shirt and no tie, he jammed with a local group at

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married J. LaVerne Meador on Feb. 14, 1945, in Erick, Okla. They moved in 1952 to Chicago, and later to Des Plaines. The couple owned Meador Industries Inc. in Franklin Park, making screw-machine products. The couple lived near Burlington for 25 years before they moved to DeKalb. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She had great faith and a lot of loving friends. She loved and enjoyed her grandchildren immensely. She also enjoyed traveling and making quilts. She is survived by her sons, Bill (Lynn), John (Laura) and Bob (Judy); daughter, Darla; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vern. The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. Burial will

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DeKALB – Panera Bread plans to add a drive-thru window at its store in the Northland Plaza on Sycamore Road late this spring. Panera Bread representatives said the drive-thru will be on the east side of the building. They could not specify when the drive-thru would be com-

8OBITUARIES JAMES D. CONLIN James D. Conlin, 66, of Roscoe, Ill., died Jan. 30, 2014. Full obituary will be published. The visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service Feb. 15 at Anderson Funeral Home. For information, visit www. or call 815-756-1022.

ALTA L. MEADOR Born: June 24, 1930, in Sayre, Okla. Died: Feb. 6, 2014, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Alta L. Meador, 83, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Born June 24, 1930, in Sayre, Okla., the daughter of Joseph L. and Laura Marie (Witherspoon) Enyart, one of 10 siblings, Alta

terviewed George, chronicling it later in the high school newspaper. “He was unusual looking,” Raubach, now a 67-year-old grandmother, recalled of the skinny foreigner who wore jeans, a white shirt and sandals. “He dressed differently than the guys here. He was very soft-spoken and polite,” and particularly impressed with her dad’s black Oldsmobile Delta 88 with the tailfins and drive-in restaurants with waitresses on roller skates. She never imagined she was in the presence of an eventual rock royalty. “None of us grasped the significance” of Harrison’s visit,” she says. “If we had only known.”


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a veterans’ hall and later at a bocce ball club, getting introduced as the “Elvis of England” at a time when Hank Williams, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole ruled the region. Harrison stopped by a record shop. He bought a year-old Rickenbacker electric guitar – something hard to come by back home – and had the store owner change the instrument’s color from red to black so it matched Lennon’s. Much of the rest of the time, Harrison stayed at his sister’s digs at 113 McCann, a four-bedroom bungalow. With her kid brother in tow, Louise Harrison went back to WFRX with a copy of The Beatles’ newly released “She Loves You.” Raubach again generously aired the single and in-

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visas. As well, Republicans are eager to keep this election year’s focus on Obama’s contentious health care law. Obama is willing to give Boehner space to operate and to tamp down the conservative outcry that greeted a set of immigration overhaul principles the speaker brought forward last week. For now, the White House is simply standing behind a comprehensive bill that passed in the Senate last year, but is not trying to press Boehner on how to proceed in the Republican-controlled House. “That news yesterday was disappointing but not entirely surprisingly,” White House communicaJohn Boehner tions director Jennifer Palmieri said . “It’s a difficult issue for them.” Vice President Joe Biden told CNN on Friday that Obama is waiting to see what the House passes before responding. “What you don’t want to do is create more problems for John Boehner in being able to bring this up,” he said. The White House view could be overly optimistic, playing down the strength of the opposition to acting this year. For Republicans, the immigration issue poses two polit-

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Gay rights activists arrested in Russia The ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Russian police on Friday arrested several gay rights activists protesting in St. Petersburg and Moscow on the opening day of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. In Moscow, police quickly detained 10 gay rights activists who waved rainbow flags Friday on Red Square and attempted to sing a Russian anthem. One of the demonstrators, Gleb Latnik, said police insulted them and that one officer even spat in the face of an activist. He said he and other protesters were released a few hours later. Moscow police refused to comment. In St. Petersburg, four activists were detained Friday after unfurling a banner quoting the Olympic Charter’s ban on any form of discrimination. The protesters, who gathered on St. Petersburg’s Vasilyevsky Island, were quickly rounded up by police, according to Natalia Tsymbalova, a local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activist. Police there also refused any immediate comment. A Russian law banning gay “propaganda” from reaching minors has drawn strong international criti-

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A police officer detains a gay rights activist Friday in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. cism and calls for a boycott of the Sochi Games from gay activists and others. Russian law also bans any unsanctioned protests and violators may face fines or prison sentences. Human Rights First, a rights watchdog group based in New York and Washington D.C., quickly condemned the arrests of Russian LGBT activists. “The most alarming thing is, despite the international attention, the authorities are still bringing more charges under the law and it is being

applied on a larger scale,” spokesman Shawn Gaylord said in a statement. All Out, the international group that organized events in 20 cities this week to pressure Olympic sponsors to condemn Russia’s “gay propaganda” law, also harshly criticized the detentions of activists. “This outrageous move directly contradicts the IOC’s assurance that Russian laws are in line with the Olympic Charter,” said Andre Banks, executive director of All Out.

DADE CITY, Fla. — A bail hearing for a retired Tampa police officer who fatally shot a man inside a movie theater during an argument over texting took a dramatic turn Friday: Prosecutors played a grainy video of the shooting and a recording of the defendant’s police interview. “If I had it to do over again, it would have never happened,” Curtis Reeves told detectives. “But you don’t get do-overs.” Reeves, 71, is charged with second-degree murder in the Jan. 13 killing of Chad Oulson, 43. At the end of the hearing, which provided glimpses of the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecutors’ case, the judge ordered Reeves held without bail until his trial. Reeves did not react when the judge announced his decision. His attorneys said they will appeal. Oulson’s widow, Nicole Oulson, looked relieved and sat with her eyes closed for a moment as the judge spoke. Later, she spoke to reporters. “I’m just very happy and relieved by the judge’s ruling,” she said. Nicole Oulson

Some world leaders stayed away from games Your • SOCHI Continued from page A1 The show opened with an embarrassing hiccup, as one of five snowflakes failed to unfurl as planned into the Olympic rings, forcing organizers to jettison a fireworks display and disrupting one of the most symbolic moments in an opening ceremony. State-run broadcaster Rossiya 1 substituted a shot during from a rehearsal with the rings unfolding successfully into their live broadcast. Also missing from the show: Putin’s repression of dissent, and inconsistent security measures at the Olympics, which will take place just a few hundred miles away from the sites of a long-run-

ning insurgency and routine militant violence. And the poorly paid migrant workers who helped build up the Sochi site from scratch, the disregard for local residents, the environmental abuse during construction, the pressure on activists, and the huge amounts of Sochi construction money that disappeared to corruption. Some world leaders purposely stayed away, but U.N. Secretary-General Ban Kimoon and dozens of others were in Sochi for the ceremony. He didn’t mention the very real anger over a Russian law banning gay “propaganda” aimed at minors that is being used to discriminate against gay people. But IOC President Thom-

as Bach won cheers for addressing it Friday, telling the crowd it’s possible to hold Olympics “with tolerance and without any form of discrimination for whatever reason.” For all the criticism, there was no shortage of pride at the ceremony in what Russia has achieved with these games, after building up an Olympic Park out of swampland. The head of the Sochi organizing committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, captured the mood of many Russians present when he said, “We’re now at the heart of that dream that became reality. “The games in Sochi are our chance to show the whole world the best of what Russia is proud of,” he said. “Our hospitality, our achievements, our Russia!”

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Former Tampa Police captain Curtis Reeves Jr. (center) sits beside his defense attorneys Richard Escobar (right) and Dino Michaels as they listen to his taped interview by detectives during his bond reduction hearing before Circuit Judge Pat Siracusa on Friday at the Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center in Dade City. was struck in the hand by the bullet that killed her husband. According to the police interview, Reeves said Oulson hit him in the face, possibly with a cellphone, and he shot in self-defense. Yet other witnesses, including Reeves’ wife, told authorities they never saw Oulson strike Reeves. Vivian Reeves did tell police that Oulson stood up and leaned over toward her husband just before the shooting, and the video appears to show some sort of contact between the two men. Defense attorney Richard Escobar seized on those inconsistencies during his closing

arguments to the judge and said the witnesses in the theater were “all over the place” and that the people who saw Oulson die in the theater that day “want to do everything they can” to help Oulson in the courtroom. Escobar argued that Reeves should be released on bail because he is a decorated, retired police captain who has deep ties to the community. Reeves pleaded not guilty. If convicted, he could face a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison. Prosecutor Manny Garcia argued that Reeves should remain in jail without bail.

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By BREE FOWLER and JOE MANDAK The Associated Press NEW YORK – The hackers who stole millions of customers’ credit and debit card numbers from Target may have used a Pittsburgh-area heating and refrigeration business as the back door to get in. If that was, in fact, how they pulled it off – and investigators appear to be looking at that theory – it illustrates just how vulnerable big corporations have become as they expand and connect their computer networks to other companies to increase convenience and productivity. Fazio Mechanical Services Inc., a contractor that does business with Target, said in a statement Thursday that it was the victim of a “sophisticated cyberattack operation,” just as Target was. It said it is cooperating with the Secret Service and Target to figure out what happened. The statement came days after Internet security bloggers identified the Sharpsburg, Pa., company as the

NATO 3 acquitted of terror charges Convicted of lesser charges By MICHAEL TARM The Associated Press CHICAGO – A jury acquitted three NATO summit protesters Friday of breaking Illinois’ rarely tested state terrorism law, a finding the defense said should dissuade Illinois or any other states from ever pressing such charges in a similar way against activists. While jurors found them not guilty of the most ominous charges, Brian Church, Jared Chase and Brent Vincent Betterly were convicted on lesser counts of arson and mob action. Prosecutors portrayed the activists as sinister and dangerous anarchists who plotted to throw Molotov cocktails at President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters during the 2012 summit. Attorney Molly Armour, who represents Betterly, said jurors had showed they agreed prosecutors had been overzealous in characterizing the alleged crimes as terrorism. “This is a line in the sand,” she said. “The war on terror can’t go this far.” But the Cook County state’s attorney who brought the charges was defiant. Anita Alvarez raised her voice as she was asked if she accepted that her office had gone too far. “Absolutely not!” she told reporters. “I would bring these charges [again] tomorrow morning – with no apologies.” Without explaining further, she also raised the specter of the Boston Marathon attacks last year, saying, “Have we forgotten about Boston?” The defendants looked nervous Friday as the jury, which deliberated for more than seven hours, filed in. But the three – Church, 22, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Chase, 29, of Keene, N.H.; and Betterly, 25, of Oakland Park, Fla. – showed little emotion as the mixed verdicts were read. Speaking to reporters outside court, Thomas Durkin, who represents Chase and is a well-known terrorism-case attorney in federal court, said the men were disappointed they didn’t secure acquittals across the board. But he argued the outcome was still dramatic. “This is a huge, huge victory,” he said. “There aren’t many cases the government ... the state ... hasn’t won in this country.” He said the charges illustrated what he called post9/11 “hysteria.” A court official says jurors were asked if they wanted to speak with reporters after the verdicts were read, but all 12 declined.

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Continued from page A1 In the classes he’s currently teaching, most of the students are men who have experience with guns. “Virtually 100 percent of them are what you would describe as ‘gun people.’ ” Schroeder said. “Although they do come from all walks of life. You’d be surprised at the range of professions we see.” Local attorney and DeKalb County Board Member Riley Oncken plans to carry his gun anywhere he can once he receives his permit. “I’ve had the desire to get a concealed-carry permit since college,” Oncken, 34, said. “I want it on the off chance I have to use it to protect my life or my family’s life. Or as a potential deterrent.” State law prohibits permit holders from carrying guns into schools, child care facilities, courthouses, public transportation, colleges, professional sports stadiums

and establishments where alcohol makes up more than 50 percent of the business’s sales. Private business owners also have the option not to allow concealed firearms.

OBJECTIONS Local law enforcement agencies have objected to only three of the 300 applications submitted, or around 1 percent. The Sycamore Police Department objected to one application. Sandwich Police Chief Jim Bianchi objected to two of the applications from people he said the police department has had run-ins with before. Bianchi reviews every application that comes from Sandwich residents on a monthly basis as part of his job. “I do it for the safety of the people of Sandwich,” Bianchi said. The state licensing board is expected to take up the objections within 30 days. The board consists of a former judge, two former prosecutors, three former FBI agents and a psychiatry professor.

Committee still seeking public comments • POOL Continued from page A1 DeKalb Park Board leaders last year briefly discussed partnering with the Sycamore Park District on a new pool, but abandoned those efforts because DeKalb officials did not want to spend money on land for a joint facility. Scott deOliveira, who serves as DeKalb Park District marketing coordinator and also as Hopkins Park Community Center’s manager, said the committee is still seeking public comments on the future of the pool. “We’re discussing reaching out to the public in a survey that would be as accurate and scientific as possible without spending a lot of money,” deOliveira said. He invited residents to submit comments to poolcomments@


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Thumbs up for justice being served

8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Migrate or hibernate? To the Editor: During this Arctic deep freeze, I am thinking about the bears hibernating in winter. They certainly have the right idea on how to cope with the cold. How come we of the human variety have not come up with a way of dealing with the cold? A friend in Arizona often mentions walking outdoors even when the temperature drops into the 60s. She said that the “snowbirds,” who migrate to warmer climes each year, laugh at the locals for their choice in donning

scarves, hats and mittens when they walk during this “cold” spell. You’d think someone could have come up with a pill that would put us to sleep for, say, three months – January through March. Or – for the more hardy – at least for all of January. Some of our “feathered” birds do not migrate and remain here and don’t seem to mind it at all. You don’t see them swinging their wings back and forth like we human flap our arms to get warm, or blowing on the tips of their wings. Once Christmas was over, I’d see in the New Year and then

take a pill that could assure me of slumber until May 1. Imagine emerging and finding the world full of flowers. No March winds or April showers. There is a saying that goes “you have to take the rain to appreciate the sunshine.” I’d just as soon have someone tell me about the windy and rainy months without having to put up with them. No more tire-damaging potholes, slushy parking lots piled high with snow doing away with precious few parking spots, frozen fingers. Who needs that? Then I reconsider – remembering

the mode of attire in the summer. All those flip-flops for shoes, navels peeking out from under too-short tops, hairy legs on shorts-clad citizens. In winter we do not have to look at ugly exposed body parts of fellow citizens. Maybe a mild thaw will change my mind. I’m not sure. I am not tossing out my parka, gloves and boots just yet. But I am tempted. One more forecast of lake effect snow, or sub-zero temperatures and I’m taking the pill as soon as it’s available. Mil Misic DeKalb

The enduring spirit of the tea parties The famous Boston Tea Party involved disgruntled colonists who felt unfairly treated by the British Motherland, which was imposing an ever-increasing burden of taxation with little or no input from those being taxed. The British reasoned that they were offering protection to the colonies, and therefore the taxes were justified. Because the British Empire was almost continuously expanding and engaging in warfare, a great deal of revenue was required. There appeared to be plentiful natural resources and the capacity to develop them in the New World, and the monarch thought these could provide an endless source of revenue. There was no consideration of the fact that the colonists worked hard to sustain themselves and also wanted to accumulate enough wealth to provide for their later years and for their families. Interestingly, the much-maligned tea party of today faces the same concerns as the brave pioneers of old. They are also concerned about government overreach with programs such as Obamacare, unnecessary and unlawful surveillance of citizens, blatant and unchecked abuse by the Internal Revenue Service, and government coverups and media complicity. Neither the Boston Tea Party’s participants nor supporters of the modern tea party objected to paying their fair share of taxes, but both witnessed an incessant escalation of government spending, which was always taken out of their hides. The concept of cutting back on government expenditures was as foreign to the Brit-

VIEWS Ben S. Carson ish as it is to our government today, which provides lip service but no meaningful action. Why do so many members of the political class go to such great lengths to demonize the tea party? It is not a sophisticated political organization. It consists of a loosely knit group of American citizens from many backgrounds who are not ready to relinquish the power of the people to the hands of government entities whose interests and values do not seem to coincide with theirs. As we approach the elections of 2014 and 2016, the tea party and all other groups who respect the Constitution and our Judeo-Christian heritage should put aside minor differences and issues that could be addressed later and present a united front of common sense to combat forces that wish to fundamentally change America. These forces will make every attempt to magnify a host of social issues on which legitimate differences will always exist. Our entire social system is people-centric, rather than government-centric. Those who truly understand this will not fall easy prey to those who wish to distract and divide them on these issues. We who think logically will not be shaken by those who say, “These are not minor issues.” We realize that they are simply up to their old tricks in an attempt to maintain their power.

Unfortunately, they do not understand the consequences of their misguided ideological agendas of change. They either have refused to read the history books or have engaged in the rewriting of history. In either case, honest reappraisal will educate them to the fact that governmental dominance does not create productivity and prosperity on behalf of the people. It is obvious that our God-given rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are jeopardized in today’s environment of overt deceit by high government officials and blatant disregard of our Constitution. When those in power pick and choose the laws they wish to enforce and grant waivers and exemptions to their favored groups, it is clear we are moving away from the principles of fairness and equality that once characterized our nation. The central question is this: Do you trust the future of your children and grandchildren to this kind of governing structure? Or do you trust those patriotic citizens who wish to preserve the liberties that were fought for by the early tea party patriots and by those in “the greatest generation” who stormed the beaches of Normandy in the face of fierce machine-gun fire? These modern-day patriots are ordinary citizens who toil day-to-day to provide food, education and safety for our citizens. These are the people who fill the ranks of the tea party. They are not demons; they are defenders of freedom. They are you and me.

• Ben S. Carson is professor emeritus of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University.

Obamacare discourages work – and makes sense By CLIVE CROOK Bloomberg News The discussion over the employment effects of the Affordable Care Act has taken a strange turn. It’s come to this: We’re arguing about whether somebody who chooses to work less because of the health-insurance subsidy is behaving rationally. In case you haven’t been following, back in 2010 the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the ACA would reduce labor supply by around 800,000 jobs. That’s the net result of several different effects, but here’s one: Some people would work fewer hours and some would quit work altogether because the insurance subsidy would make it an affordable option. A new CBO report has fiddled with the assumptions and says

the reduction will actually be equivalent to a little more than 2 million jobs. A common first response was, “What? The CBO says the ACA costs jobs?” Apparently that first estimate hadn’t received the attention it deserved. After a pause for partisan sorting, the second responses arrived. Conservatives said, “See, we told you ACA was a job-destoyer.” Liberals said, “It isn’t a problem. The point is, people will be choosing to work less. That’s a good thing.” Matthew Yglesias at Slate calls it a reduction in avoidable suffering. On to stage three. Tyler Cowen agrees with liberals that the people working less will be choosing to do so, but questions whether that’s a good thing. In choosing to work less, he said, people might be making

a mistake. Ross Douthat agreed. A lot of people don’t know what’s good for them. Here’s my take. The ACA subsidies don’t “kill jobs,” they cause work to be abandoned. Let’s give liberals that vital point. I’d say they’re also right in thinking (for once) that people mostly know what’s good for them. At least, it’s a fair working assumption that people are the best judges of their own welfare. That just leaves one thing – the small and strangely neglected matter of who pays for the subsidies. As a taxpayer, I’m more than happy to finance a subsidy that guarantees access to decent health care for all. I’m not so happy to subsidize your early retirement or improved work-life balance. Health care is, or should be, a basic entitlement. Your lifestyle choices aren’t.

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Thumbs up: For justice being served in a nearly fiveyear-old robbery case. After a three-day trial this week, a DeKalb County jury on Thursday convicted Eric Bernard, 31, of armed robbery in the 2009 holdup of Associated Bank in DeKalb. Bernard, who has past felony convictions, could be eligible for as many as 75 years in prison at a sentencing hearing scheduled for March 20. The trial, which was years in the making because of the pre-trial motions filed by Bernard himself, was conducted publicly and both sides had the opportunity to make their case. Both of the gunmen in the 2009 robbery now have been found guilty, while the woman who testified she helped Bernard and his accomplice the day of the robbery, has yet to learn her fate. The gunmen that day made off with $6,000 – a paltry sum compared with the damage they caused. Thumbs down: To a lack of debate. Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign spokeswoman said Friday there are no plans for the governor to debate his lone challenger in the March primary. Perhaps Quinn’s campaign doesn’t feel it needs to take challenger Tio Hardiman’s request for debates seriously; Hardiman, an anti-violence activist, lacks party backing and name recognition, and his campaign in the last quarter had only $550 to fight Quinn’s $4.5 million war chest. But the state is not in a healthy place, and the people of Illinois deserve a chance to make an informed choice of who they would like to see on the November ballot. Thumbs up: To District 428 for keeping the public informed about the Jan. 14 incident at Cortland Elementary School, where odors from the landfill made people sick. On Thursday, a consultant hired by the district publicly discussed his report on the incident in a public forum at the DeKalb High School auditorium. Geoff Bacci, a certified industrial hygienist from Aries Consulting, found that it was the odor from the landfill that made people feel sick that day – not any dangerous landfill gases. He also made some suggestions about bus procedure and communication with Waste Management, which operates the nearby landfill. The district is doing what it can to keep the public informed and its bringing in outside experts is one way they are showing that they take the matter seriously. Thumbs up: To our local young musicians. Seventeen DeKalb High School students and 15 Sycamore High School students were selected to participate in the annual Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Festival in Peoria last month. Band, orchestra and choir students were put through a rigorous audition process to earn the honor. “It is a unique and exciting opportunity for high school musicians that they will remember for the rest of their lives,” said SHS band director Ken Goodman. We congratulate these talented students. Thumbs down: To resilient invaders. If only these frigid temperatures were at least killing some of these invasive and troublesome pests. Alas, that’s not the case, etymologists and other experts say. The emerald ash borer spends winter as a larval pest, and there’s too much snow to freeze the ground hard enough to kill burrowing pests like the corn rootworm beetle. At least it’s largely safe for ice skaters and ice fishermen.


The wrong Olympic award

Vladimir Putin intended the Winter Olympics in Sochi to be a showcase for the revived Russia he believes he has created over the past 15 years: an economic power and a conservative counterpoint to the liberal and secular West. In reality, Sochi will provide, at best, another example of how awarding the Games to autocratic governments like that of Putin only reinforces their worst practices while undermining what should be the Olympics’ commitment to human freedom and tolerance. Even before the Opening Ceremonies, Sochi has become a symbol of the corrupt excess and misplaced priorities of Putin’s regime, which squandered a record $51 billion on the Caucasian resort and yet failed to complete hotels and other needed facilities by this week. Much of the money was lavished on cronies, including a former childhood judo partner, and opposition leaders say tens of billions were stolen. It’s hard to reconcile this Stalinist excess with Russia’s needs, as an emerging economy, for private and foreign investment, the rule of law and pragmatic economic management. Even more disturbing is the shadow cast over the Games by Putin’s repellent embrace of homophobia – gays will be welcome in Sochi, he said, provided they “leave kids alone” – and restrictions on free speech and protests. Like Beijing in 2008, Sochi will have designated protest zones, but Russian dissenters who manage to penetrate massive security deployments and obtain an official permit will find themselves seven miles from the nearest Olympic site. President Barack Obama and other Western leaders rightly chose not to sanction this spectacle with their presence. Many of the athletes and spectators who do attend will be worried about the possibility of terrorist attacks, especially following reports that “black widows” – female would-be suicide bombers – have infiltrated the city. While such threats are an unfortunate aspect of all Olympics, they have been compounded by Putin’s hubristic promotion of Sochi, which lies adjacent to Caucasian republics where brutal repression by Russian security forces has spawned one of the world’s most virulent homegrown terrorist movements. The Washington Post

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


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A quick-moving system will spread more accumulating snow, mainly after 9 a.m. Snowfall amounts will be in the 1-3 inch range. Temperatures will begin falling into the teens by late evening. Another round of bitterly cold air arrives Sunday through Tuesday as a Canadian high pressure system builds south. More light snow by next Thursday.















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Partly cloudy Claire, South Prairie Elementary School Mail your weather drawings to: Geoff Wells, 1586 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb, IL 60115

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Fear hackers? Sochi is worse than elsewhere How safe is Sochi for your electronics and personal data? The games, like nearly all international events, have sparked a series of online calls to arms, with various branches of the nebulous Anonymous movement pledging action over issues as diverse as gay rights, Chechnya, and the destruction of stray dogs. More recently, a sensational network news report about how spectators’ and athletes’ devices could be compromised within minutes of arrival of Russia. But experts say there’s one thing that might make the 2014 Winter Olympics riskier: the sheer number of people involved. “It’s just critical mass,” Jason Hart, the vice president of Maryland-based data protection company SafeNet, said Thursday. “From a potential attacker’s point of view it’s a gold mine.” The issue of cybersecurity at the games received a sudden burst of coverage earlier this week when NBC correspondent Richard Engel reported that his phone and two brand new computers were hacked within hours of having been set up in Moscow. Attackers began probing one of his computers within minutes of connecting to his hotel’s network, he said. – Wire report


College Basketball No. 10 Michigan at No. 17 Iowa, 12 p.m., ESPN Two top 25 teams clash in this Big Ten showdown as No. Michigan (17-5, 9-1) travel to Iowa City to take on the Hawkeyes (176, 6-4) Also on TV... Olympics Men’s Snowboarding Slopestyle, Semifinals, Run 1, 11:30 a.m. Men’s Snowboarding Slopestyle, Semifinals, Run 2, 12:24 a.m. Women’s hockey preliminary round, USA vs. Finland, 2 a.m. Men’s basketball No. 3 Florida vs. Alabama, 10 a.m. No. 4 Wichita St. at Northern Iowa, 7 p.m. No. 5 San Diego St. vs. Nevada, 8 p.m. No. 7 Cincinnati at SMU, 5:30 p.m. No. 8 Kansas vs. West Virginia, 2 p.m. No. 11 Duke at Boston College, 1 p.m. Hockey Calgary at Philadelphia, 11 Winnipeg at St. Louis, noon Ottawa at Boston, 1 p.m. Vancouver at Toronto, 4 p.m. Montreal at Carolina, 4 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 5 p.m. Colorado at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m.

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Confidence not an issue DeKalb’s Green hoping to parlay conference title into state berth By JAMES NOKES DeKALB – Brad Green had to ignore the numbers. A three-year starter in the DeKalb wrestling lineup, Green entered the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Tournament as a No. 3 seed. There wasn’t a first-round bye or easy matches where he could get tournament-acclimated. Green had to be on from the start. With an impressive run to the NI Big 12 138-pound conference title, Green looks to use the same approach at today’s Class 3A DeKalb regional. “I thought I could have been even with the top two seeds,” Green said. “I even thought I could be the top seed. But I didn’t worry about that stuff. In reality, it wouldn’t change what I had to [do] out there and do or change my seeding. My goal is to go wrestle my match and not overlook any opponent. I knew if I wanted to be a champion I’d have to beat the best guys anyway.” For two years, Green

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DeKalb wrestler Brad Green (top) has recorded a solid season, including a conference championship and now has aspirations of going to the state tournament. wrestled against four-time state qualifier Doug Johnson in the Barbs’ mat room. A brawling technician whowas physical on his feet, Johnson offered a stern test daily. During the regular season, DeKalb coach Mike Pater would find Green the toughest competition possible. There were times he would wrestle up a weight class to take on a more challenging 145-pounder.

“I think that time with Doug really helped Brad to grow into a very well rounded wrestler,” Pater said. “Brad is very good on his feet, can execute on the mat, is tough on top and can use his legs. We consistently wanted him to face the toughest opponent possible this year. Which paid off when he beat two really good guys on the way to the conference title.” Full of confidence after

his late-season run, Green hopes the long hours spent honing his technique at offseason tournaments, in the DeKalb weight room and wrestling freestyle over the summer will result in a berth at the state tournament. Pater noticed a change in Green this year as well. He had a better grasp on situations. When to be aggressive and when to use caution. The offseason time had

prepped Green to deal with the mental pitfalls of a long, grinding season. “The best part of training all off season is when I post the results I want,” Green said. “I feel great. I am in god shape and think I’ve got better as the year has gone on. My technique has improved a lot. I go into every match looking to get a win. I’d like to qualify for and place at state. I think it’s all about confidence.”


Gibson providing hope for the future By JOE COWLEY Chicago Sun Times OAKLAND, Calif. – Joakim Noah doesn’t just hand out compliments. Respect is earned for the Bulls All-Star center. So when asked about the player Taj Gibson has become for the Bulls this season, Noah just smiled and said two words: “Hard hat.’’ Basically, the anti-Carlos Boozer. If there were differences to be made between Boozer and Gibson, they once again showed themselves on this West Coast trip. Boozer,right or wrong, made headlines earlier this week, letting it be known that he was unhappy with his playing time, or lack there of, in the fourth quarter of games. A practice that rarely happens in the Tom Thibodeau coaching era, and one that left Thibodeau being brutally honest of why Boozer was sitting for Gibson when games were on the line. “I have to do it based on performance, and that’s how I’m making my decisions,’’

Thibodeau said. “That’s how I’ll always make my decisions.’’ Then came Thursday night in Oakland, and a key game of the six-game road trip against the Golden State Warriors. There was Boozer, coincidentally fresh off some late-game heroics with a key basket in the win over the Phoenix Suns two nights earlier, just minutes before tip, warming up in the locker room before the introductory run-out for the visiting team. “Sort of a freakish sort of thing,’’ Thibodeau said. “[Boozer] was jumping around before the game in the locker room getting ready to come out, and tweaked something in his calf.’’ Two things: One, it was good to know that Boozer actually still jumps. Two, it was the same calf injury that cost Boozer games last month, so don’t be surprised if he’s going to miss some time. But it also meant Thibodeau grabbing Gibson just minutes before the game

and letting him know he was starting. “Hard hat’’ time. All Gibson did was respond with 26 points and 13 rebounds, while putting in 46 minutes in the loss. All he continues to do is make the amnesty option the Bulls have on Boozer this offseason a lot easier to swallow. “I’ve just been continuing to work on my game,’’ Gibson said of his growth as a scorer this season. “I feel like I can still get a lot better to help my team. But the thing for me is I don’t even worry about the points. I worry about what I can do to help my team win. Learn from each game, and move on.’’ That’s why when Thibodeau talks about his players “staying in that circle,’’ Gibson is comfortably nestled dead center. Ask him if he’d rather start than come off the bench? He doesn’t care. Ask him about being on the court in crunchtime? Not a concern. For Gibson it’s just win games and get better.

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The Chicago Bulls’ Taj Gibson (22) makes an off balance shot next to the Golden State Warriors’ Marreese Speights, left, and Klay Thompson (11) during the first half of their game Thursday.


Shots don’t fall for Cogs in key BNC East loss By STEVE NITZ GENOA – Friday evening’s Burlington Central at Genoa-Kingston boys basketball game had the atmosphere of a postseason contest. The stands were full, fans from both schools filled the seats, the student sections were loud. “We haven’t seen this atmosphere (at G-K) since our Sweet 16 back in 2011,” Cogs coach Corey Jenkins said. “There was a good vibe in the gym today.” However, the game itself wasn’t the close, nail-biting affair you would expect from two teams fighting for a con-

ference title. Instead, the Rockets had their way with the Cogs for most of the game, winning 58-49. “It was nice to see our defense and rebounding get back to the level I think we can play it at,” Burlington Central coach Brett Porto said. “I thought that was key for us. If we could fix decision-making and some free-throw shooting which has kind of been our Achilles heel the last couple weeks, we don’t even let them back into it.” The Rockets improved to 16-6 overall, 6-2 in the Big Northern East, and put themselves into a tie with the Cogs

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Genoa-Kingston’s Tommy Lucca attempts a field goal in the second quarter against Burlington Central on Friday. The Cogs lost, 58-49.


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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Boys Basketball DeKalb at Galesburg, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball Ottawa at Sycamore, 2:30 p.m. Kaneland at LaSalle-Peru, 6 p.m. Wrestling DeKalb at Class 3A DeKalb Regional, 9 a.m. Sycamore at Class 2A Belvidere North Regional, 9 a.m. Genoa-Kingston at Class 1A Alden-Hebron Regional, 10 a.m. Boys Swimming DeKalb-Sycamore at Independent Conference Meet at Oswego East, 1 p.m. Girls Bowling DeKalb, Sycamore at Sycamore Regional at Four Seasons Bowling Center in Sycamore, 8:15 a.m.

MONDAY Girls Basketball IMSA at Sycamore, 7 p.m. Richmond-Burton at Genoa-Kingston, 7:15 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Rodriguez accepts season suspension NEW YORK – Alex Rodriguez accepted his season-long suspension from Major League Baseball on Friday, the longest penalty in the sport’s history related to performance-enhancing drugs. The decision came nearly four weeks after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz issued his decision largely upholding the penalty issued to the New York Yankees third baseman last summer by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig.

Boggs, White Sox agree to $1.1 million deal CHICAGO – Reliever Mitchell Boggs and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $1.1 million, one-year contract. A 29-year-old right-hander, Boggs helped St. Louis win the 2011 World Series title and was 4-1 with a 2.21 ERA in 78 relief appearances for the Cardinals in 2012. He took over as the closer at the start of last season after Jason Motte got hurt, walked 15 in 14 2-3 innings as he converted two of five save chances.

Davis to replace Bryant in NBA All-Star game NEW YORK – New Orleans forward Anthony Davis was chosen Friday to replace the injured Kobe Bryant in the NBA All-Star Game that will be played in his home city. Davis was nearly chosen as a reserve, but missed by one spot in voting by Western Conference head coaches, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because vote totals were not released.

Former Illini coach Zook tapped by the Packers GREEN BAY, Wis. – Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy has chosen former Illinois coach Ron Zook and Sam Gash to fill spots on his coaching staff. Zook, a former head coach at Florida and Illinois following six years as an NFL assistant, was named assistant special teams coach. He replaces Chad Morton.

Chiefs release Robinson KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs parted ways with veteran defensive back Dunta Robinson, who never quite lived up to expectations last season. Robinson was just one year into a $13.75 million, three-year deal that the Chiefs hoped would provide a veteran presence in what became a vastly retooled defensive backfield. The move was widely expected not only because the 31-year-old Robinson struggled most of the season, gradually losing playing time to undrafted free agent Marcus Cooper, but also because the cash-strapped Chiefs would save more than $3 million. – Wire reports

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Russian greats light cauldron The ASSOCIATED PRESS SOCHI, Russia – One of the greatest goaltenders of all time and an innovative figure skater who won three straight Olympic pairs titles lit the cauldron together Friday night at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Games. Vladislav Tretiak and Irina Rodnina were given the honor of sparking the cauldron that will burn throughout Russia’s first Winter Olympics. They were handed the torch by Alina Kabayeva, a former Olympic champion gymnast who has been linked romantically with Russian President Vladimir Putin, although the Kremlin has denied it. Other torchbearers in the final group were wrestling great Alexander Karelin, pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva and tennis star Maria Sharapova. Tretiak was a star on the great Soviet Union hockey teams of the 1970s and 80s, and is usually called the best goalie ever by those who saw him play. He was the first Russian-born player to enter the Hockey Hall of Fame and won Olympic gold medals with Soviet teams in 1972, 1976 and 1984. But he only got silver after his team was upset by the United States in the “Miracle

SOCHI, Russia – Hoping to climb out of a huge hole, the United States has turned to its world champions in the team competition at the Sochi Olympics. Meryl Davis and Charlie White will skate in the short dance team today. Davis and White won the silver medal at the Vancouver Games and are two-time world champions. They are the Americans’ best hope for a figure skating medal in Sochi. Ashley Wagner will skate in the women’s short program for a U.S. team that’s in seventh place. Only five teams advance to the free skate after today’s cutdown. Davis and White have expressed unbridled enthusiasm for the new team event, which is led by Russia with 19 points after Thursday’s opening action. The United States has 10 points, tied for fifth but seventh overall because of tiebreakers. “It’s something we are re-

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The Olympic Cauldron is lit Friday during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. on Ice” in 1980. In the first period of that game, Tretiak allowed two goals, and legendary Soviet coach Viktor Tikhonov unexpectedly replaced him with Vladimir Mishkin in an apparent move to shake up his complacent team. “It was difficult for me to sit on the bench with the score 2-2,” Tretiak said at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, the 30th anniversary of the upset. “If I played the second and third period, the game might have turned a different way.” Tretiak also was part of 10 world championship Soviet

teams. Rodnina won her three gold medals with two different partners at the 1972, 1976 and 1980 Olympics. She also won 10 world pairs titles in a row, matching the great Sonja Henie. She was known for pioneering moves that made her the dominant female pairs skater of her era. After winning the 1972 Olympic title with Alexei Ulanov, she won the following two golds with Alexander Zaitsev. She moved to the United States in 1990 to work as a

coach and guided a Czech pair to a world title. Today she is a member of parliament as a member of Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party and an outspoken critic of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. A tweet of Rodnina’s from last year – a photo of President Barack Obama doctored to include a banana – drew new attention online Friday. She didn’t explain the tweet at the time and later took down the photo, but later defended it with another tweet, saying “Freedom of speech is freedom!”

ally excited to be a part of,” White said after qualifying for the U.S. team last month. “It is exciting for our sport. Really, figure skating is in the limelight during the Olympics, and for us to have an opportunity to share in even a bigger experience is amazing. “Obviously, getting to compete twice at the Olympics is something we are not going to take for granted.” Their top competition in the team short dance, as it has been for years, will be defending Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada. Wagner barely made the U.S. team, selected ahead of Mirai Nagasu despite finishing behind Nagasu at last month’s nationals. She is a two-time U.S. champ who was fourth at the U.S. championships, but was added to the squad because of her strong international record. She will face a strong field that includes Mao Asada, the 2010 Olympic runner-up, Carolina Kostner of Italy, and

Thursday’s Results Golden State 102, Bulls 87 Brooklyn 103, San Antonio 89 Friday’s Games Orlando 103, Oklahoma City 102 Indiana 118, Portland 113, OT L.A. Lakers 112, Philadelphia 98 Cleveland 115, Washington 113 Boston 99, Sacramento 89 Detroit 111, Brooklyn 95 New York 117, Denver 90 Utah at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at New Orleans, 9:30 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Today’s Games San Antonio at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Denver at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Memphis at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Portland at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Houston at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Miami at Utah, 8 p.m. Bulls at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. New York at Oklahoma City, 1 p.m. Indiana at Orlando, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Brooklyn, 6 p.m. Dallas at Boston, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Washington, 6 p.m. Memphis at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.


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Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States skate at the figure skating practice rink Wednesday ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Russia’s rising star, Julia Lipnitskaia. After the cutdown, the pairs free skate will be tonight. The team competition ends Monday with the long programs in men’s, women’s and dance. The Americans fell behind Thursday when four-time U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott finished only seventh,

By SUZAN FRASER The Associated Press

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Turkish private company Pegasus passenger plane at the Sabiha Gokcen Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, after a Ukrainian passenger on board Istanbul-bound flight claimed there was a bomb on board and tried to hijack the plane to Sochi, Russia. seyin Avni Mutlu told reporters at the airport. “He thought it was going to Sochi but after a while he realized that [the plane] was in Istanbul.” He said the suspected hijacker was arrested after a stand-off during which a negotiator convinced him to first allow women and children to be evacuated and later agreed to let all other passengers off the plane as well. “Our security units sneaked through various entrances during the evacuation of the passengers and with a quick and effective intervention the hijacker was subdued,” Mutlu said. No bomb was found, he said.

Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 36 14 .720 — Houston 33 17 .660 3 Dallas 29 21 .580 7 Memphis 26 22 .542 9 New Orleans 21 27 .438 14 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 40 12 .769 — Portland 35 15 .700 4 Denver 24 24 .500 14 Minnesota 24 25 .490 14½ Utah 16 32 .333 22 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 34 18 .654 — Golden State 30 20 .600 3 Phoenix 29 20 .592 3½ L.A. Lakers 18 32 .360 15 Sacramento 17 33 .340 16


crashing into the boards after falling on his opening quad jump. He could be replaced by Jason Brown, the U.S. runner-up, for the free skate. U.S. pairs champs Maria Castelli and Simon Shnapir were fifth among the pairs with a personal-best 64.25 points in an international event. They are expected to go in the free skate.

Attempt to hijack Turkish plane to Sochi foiled ANKARA, Turkey – A Ukrainian man tried to hijack a Turkey-bound flight to Sochi, Russia, as the Winter Olympics were kicking off Friday, but the pilot tricked him and landed in Istanbul instead, where he was stealthily detained after a four-hour stand-off on a plane full of passengers, an official said. The hijacking drama came as the Winter Olympics opened in the Russian resort city, with thousands of athletes from around the world pouring into the tightly secured stadium amid warnings the games could be a terrorism target. A Turkish F-16 fighter was scrambled as soon as the pilot on the Pegasus Airlines flight from Kharkiv, Ukraine, with 110 passengers aboard signaled there was a hijacking attempt, according to NTV television. It escorted the plane safely to its original destination at Sabiha Gokcen airport in Istanbul. Officials credited the pilot and crew for convincing the 45-year-old-man, who claimed he had a bomb, that they were following his wishes. “Through a very successful implementation by our pilot and crew, the plane was landed in Istanbul instead of Sochi,” Istanbul governor Hu-

Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 39 10 .796 — Bulls 24 25 .490 15 Detroit 20 29 .408 19 Cleveland 17 33 .340 22½ Milwaukee 9 40 .184 29½ Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 26 23 .531 — Brooklyn 22 26 .458 3½ New York 20 30 .400 6½ Boston 18 33 .353 9 Philadelphia 15 36 .294 12 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 35 13 .729 — Atlanta 25 23 .521 10 Washington 24 25 .490 11½ Charlotte 22 28 .440 14 Orlando 15 37 .288 22


World ice dance champs to skate for U.S. By BARRY WILNER The Associated Press


The man’s motive was unclear, but Mutlu said he had “requests concerning his own country” and wanted to relay a “message concerning sporting activities in Sochi.” Mutlu said there was no immediate indication that the man was a member of any terror organization and Mutlu did not give his name. “We were receiving through various channels information that there could be initiatives to sabotage the spirit of peace arising in Sochi, but we are saddened that such an event took place in our city,” Mutlu said. The governor said the man was being held at Istanbul po-

lice headquarters. The man was slightly injured during the struggle when he was detained, but no weapons were used, he said. The private Dogan news agency said later that the man was taken to a hospital for his injuries. The Interfax news agency cited the Ukrainian Security Service, the country’s main security agency, as saying the passenger was in a state of severe alcohol intoxication. Mutlu said the man was not drunk, but said he may have taken substances to help him remain alert. He did not elaborate. Habib Soluk, the Turkish Transport Ministry undersecretary, told NTV earlier that the man rose from his seat, shouted that there was bomb on board and tried to enter the locked cockpit. The pilot signaled that there was a hijack attempt and the airport was placed on high alert. Air traffic at Sabiha Gokcen was halted throughout the incident but had returned to normal after the man’s arrest. The plane landed at about 6 p.m. Turkish time, just as the opening ceremony for the Olympics was about to begin. The executive creative director of the Olympics opening ceremony told reporters afterward he heard of the threat but didn’t alter the show’s plans in any way.

Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 59 35 10 14 84 St. Louis 56 38 12 6 82 Colorado 57 36 16 5 77 Minnesota 59 31 21 7 69 Dallas 57 26 21 10 62 Winnipeg 59 28 26 5 61 Nashville 58 25 23 10 60 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts Anaheim 59 40 14 5 85 San Jose 58 36 16 6 78 Los Angeles 59 31 22 6 68 Vancouver 59 27 23 9 63 Phoenix 56 26 20 10 62 Calgary 57 22 28 7 51 Edmonton 60 20 33 7 47

GF 207 192 169 145 162 165 144

GA 161 132 151 147 163 171 175

GF 191 172 139 145 160 136 153

GA 145 140 128 157 167 177 199

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 56 36 16 4 76 169 123 Tampa Bay 57 32 20 5 69 164 143 Montreal 58 31 21 6 68 144 141 Toronto 59 31 22 6 68 175 181 Detroit 57 26 19 12 64 149 159 Ottawa 58 26 21 11 63 167 184 Florida 58 22 29 7 51 139 183 Buffalo 57 15 34 8 38 110 172 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 58 40 15 3 83 186 138 N.Y. Rangers 59 32 24 3 67 155 146 Philadelphia 58 29 23 6 64 160 166 Columbus 57 29 23 5 63 168 158 Carolina 56 26 21 9 61 143 154 New Jersey 58 24 21 13 61 135 143 Washington 58 26 23 9 61 168 175 N.Y. Islanders59 22 29 8 52 162 195 Two points for win, one point for OT loss Thursday’s Results Calgary 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 Edmonton 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Philadelphia 3, Colorado 1 Washington 4, Winnipeg 2 Montreal 5, Vancouver 2 Ottawa 3, Buffalo 2 Toronto 4, Tampa Bay 1 Detroit 3, Florida 1 St. Louis 3, Boston 2 (OT) Minnesota 3, Nashville 2 (OT) Los Angeles 2, Columbus 1, OT Friday’s Games Blackhawks at Phoenix, 8 p.m. N.Y. Rangers 4, Pittsburgh 3, SO New Jersey 2, Edmonton 1, OT Carolina 5, Florida 1 Columbus at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Today’s Games Calgary at Philadelphia, noon Winnipeg at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Ottawa at Boston, 2 p.m. Vancouver at Toronto, 5 p.m. Montreal at Carolina, 5 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Colorado at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Nashville, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 7 p.m.

MEN’S BASKETBALL AP TOP 25 Friday’s Games No. 6 Villanova vs. Seton Hall, 5 p.m. No. 12 Creighton vs. DePaul, 7:07 p.m. Today’s Games No. 3 Florida vs. Alabama, 10 a.m. No. 4 Wichita St. at Northern Iowa, 7 p.m. No. 5 San Diego St. vs. Nevada, 8 p.m. No. 7 Cincinnati at SMU, 5:30 p.m. No. 8 Kansas vs. West Virginia, 2 p.m. No. 10 Michigan at No. 17 Iowa, noon No. 11 Duke at Boston College, 4 p.m. No. 13 Saint Louis at La Salle, 3 p.m. No. 15 Texas at Kansas St., 11:30 a.m. No. 16 Iowa St. vs. TCU, 2 p.m. No. 18 Kentucky at Mississippi St., 11:30 a.m. No. 19 Oklahoma St. at Texas Tech, 7:30 p.m. No. 20 Virginia at Georgia Tech, 10 a.m. No. 21 Oklahoma vs. Baylor, 5 p.m. No. 23 Gonzaga at No. 24 Memphis, 7 p.m. No. 25 Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech, 10 a.m. Sunday’s Games No. 1 Syracuse vs. Clemson, 4 p.m. No. 2 Arizona vs. Oregon St., 5 p.m. No. 9 Michigan St. at Wisconsin, noon No. 12 Creighton vs. St. John’s at Madison Square Garden, 6 p.m. No. 22 Connecticut at Central Florida, 5 p.m.


Daily Chronicle / TODAY’S LINEUP Athletics New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, at Boston, 3:30 p.m., NBCSN Golf PGA Tour, Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, third round, at Pebble Beach, Calif., noon, TGC; 2 p.m., CBS Champions Tour, Allianz Championship, second round, at Boca Raton, Fla., 2 p.m., TGC European PGA Tour, Joburg Open, final round, at Johannesburg, 4:30 p.m., TGC Men’s college basketball Morehead St. at E. Kentucky, 10 a.m., ESPNU Alabama at Florida, 11 a.m., ESPN Butler at Georgetown, noon, CBS Cleveland St. at Wright St., noon, ESPN2 Nebraska at Northwestern, noon, ESPNU Michigan at Iowa, 1 p.m., ESPN Florida St. at Maryland, 2 p.m., ESPN2 South Carolina at Tennessee, 2 p.m., ESPNU

BC prevents late GK run • GENOA Continued from page B1 (14-7, 6-2) for second place in the conference. Richmond-Burton has the lead with just one loss. Burlington Central overcame three straight turnovers to start the game and led 10-6 after the first quarter and 28-19 at the half. A 3-pointer by James Raney made it 40-23 midway through the third. The Cogs made a second-half run and would get to within 10 points in the final minute, but it was just too late. The Rockets presented some matchup problems inside with their size, which included the likes of 6-9 Duncan Ozburn. The Cogs weren’t able to get into the lane like they wanted to. “We settled for outside shots in the first half, and they just weren’t falling,” G-K senior forward Sal Lopez said. “Second half we changed that a bit and made the comeback, but it just wasn’t enough.” Tommy Lucca led G-K with 19 points. Lopez, Tommy Hansen and Colin Broderick each had six. With four league games left, the Cogs are still in the race for a BNC East crown. It’s also possible they could see the Rockets, who G-K beat earlier this season, again come postseason time. Both teams are part of the same regional, which will be held at G-K. “We’ll be alright. I think we’re in good shape,” Jenkins said. “We’re still up top, in the top three.”

Gibson: Every day in NBA is fun • GIBSON Continued from page B1 His career-best 12.5 points per game this season is an afterthought. Excuse Thibodeau if he has adoption papers ready for his big man. Taj Thibodeau has a nice ring to it. “Because I’m a pro,’’ Gibson said, when asked why he has no problem doing whatever’s asked of him. “I appreciate being in the NBA, I appreciate wearing a Chicago Bulls jersey. I just go out there and do my job, and however many minutes I get I’m going to be cheering. If I have to go out there and start, I’m going to try and do my job the best way I can. Try and keep getting better. “Every day in the NBA is fun. I have freedom when I’m out there playing. The opponents respect me as far as what I do out there.’’ His teammates and coach aren’t far behind in that department.

Providence at Xavier, 2 p.m., FS1 West Virginia at Kansas, 3 p.m., ESPN Saint Louis at La Salle, 4 p.m., ESPN2 Oregon at Arizona St., 4 p.m., FS1 Duke at Boston College, 5 p.m., ESPN Baylor at Oklahoma, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Cincinnati at SMU, 6:30 p.m., ESPNU Gonzaga at Memphis, 8 p.m., ESPN Wichita St. at N. Iowa, 8 p.m., ESPN2 Oklahoma St. at Texas Tech, 8:30 p.m., ESPNU Men’s college hockey Maine at Notre Dame, 7 p.m., NBCSN Motorsports AMA Supercross, at San Diego, 9:30 p.m., FS1 Soccer Premier League, Cardiff City at Swansea City, 11:30 a.m., NBC Premier League, Arsenal at Liverpool (same-day tape) 1:30 p.m., NBCSN

Women’s college basketball Providence at St. John’s, 11:30 p.m., FS1 Texas Tech at TCU, noon, FSN Old Dominion at North Texas, 2 p.m., FSN Winter Olympics Women’s Hockey - Canada vs. Switzerland (LIVE), 7 a.m., MSNBC Figure Skating - (Team Event: Ice Dancing Short Dance-LIVE), 8:30 a.m., NBCSN Figure Skating - (Team Event: Ladies’ Short Program-LIVE, Pairs’ Free Skate-LIVE), 10 a.m., NBCSN Men’s Ski Jumping: Individual K-95 Competition; Men’s Biathlon 10km Sprint Gold Medal Final; Men’s Speedskating 5000 Gold Medal Final; Women’s Cross-Country Skiathlon Gold Medal Final, 1:30 p.m., NBC Game of the Day: Hockey, 5 p.m., NBCSN Figure Skating: (Team Event: Ice Dancing Short Dance, Ladies’ Short Program); Men’s Snowboarding Slopestyle Gold Medal Final; Women’s Freestyle Skiing

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- Moguls Gold Medal Final, NBC, 7 p.m. Figure Skating: (Team Event: Pairs’ Free Skate); Men’s Luge Singles Competition, 11 p.m., NBC Women’s Hockey - Sweden vs. Japan (LIVE), 2 a.m., NBCSN Men’s Cross-Country - Skiathlon Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Women’s Speedskating - 3000 Gold Medal Final (LIVE), 4:30 a.m., NBCSN

SUNDAY’S LINEUP Golf PGA Tour, Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, final round, at Pebble Beach, Calif., noon, TGC; 2 p.m., CBS Champions Tour, Allianz Championship, final round, at Boca Raton, Fla., 2 p.m., TGC Horse racing NTRA, Donn Handicap and Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, at Hallandale, Fla., 4 p.m., FS1 Men’s college basketball Michigan St. at Wisconsin, noon, CBS UConn at UCF, 5 p.m., ESPN2 Clemson at Syracuse, 5 p.m.,

ESPNU Creighton at St. John’s, 6 p.m., FS1 Washington at Colorado, 7 p.m., ESPNU Pro basketball New York at Oklahoma City, noon, ABC Bulls at L.A. Lakers, 2:30 p.m., ABC Rodeo PBR, LiftMaster Chute Out, at Anaheim, Calif. (same-day tape), 11 a.m., CBS Soccer Premier League, teams TBA (same-day tape), 1 p.m., NBCSN Women’s college basketball Louisville at UConn, noon, ESPN Creighton at DePaul, noon, FS1 Penn St. at Ohio St., 1 p.m., ESPN2 Iowa St. at Texas, 2 p.m., FS1 Oklahoma St. at Baylor, 3 p.m., ESPN2 Winter Olympics Women’s Hockey - Russia vs. Germany (LIVE), 7 a.m., MSNBC Men’s Luge - Singles Competition (LIVE), 7:30 a.m., NBCSN Figure Skating - Team Event

Gold Medal Final (LIVE), 9 a.m., NBCSN Men’s Ski Jumping - Individual K-95 Gold Medal Final (LIVE), noon, NBCSN Figure Skating: (Team Event Gold Medal Final: Men’s Free Skate); Women’s Biathlon 7.5km Sprint Gold Medal Final; Women’s Speedskating 3000 Gold Medal Final; Men’s Cross-Country Skiathlon Gold Medal Final, 1 p.m., NBC Game of the Day: Hockey, 4 p.m., NBCSN Figure Skating: (Team Event Gold Medal Final: Ladies’ Free Skate, Ice Dancing Free Dance); Men’s Alpine Skiing Downhill Gold Medal Final; Women’s Snowboarding Slopestyle Gold Medal Final; Men’s Ski Jumping Individual K-95 Gold Medal Final, 6 p.m., NBC Men’s Luge: Singles Gold Medal Final Runs. 10:35 p.m., NBC Men’s Curling - Germany vs. Canada, 2 a.m., NBCSN Women’s Hockey - United States vs. Switzerland (LIVE), 4 a.m., NBCSN


Carlson’s big night leads Kaneland past Rochelle By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF Tyler Carlson had 33 points for the Kaneland boys basketball team in a 91-67 win over Rochelle, while John Pruett added 26. Drew David and Cole Carlson each had eight. Kaneland was able to drop 91 points despite converting just two 3-pointers. The Knights went 35 of 34 from the free-throw line to improve to 11-7 and 3-3 in conference play. T’wolves take third: Indian Creek defeated Paw Paw, 6056, in the third-place game of

the Little Ten Tournament. Royals suffer loss: Serena beat Hinckley-Big Rock, 3935, in the consolation championship of the Little Ten Tournament.

GenoaKingston’s Tommy Lucca runs into a block in the first quarter against Burlington Central on Friday. The Cogs lost, 58-49.

GIRLS BASKETBALL Cogs fall: Rockford Christian defeated Genoa-Kingston, 43-26. Julie Galauner led the Cogs (6-17, 2-8 Big Northern East) with seven points. Courtney Winters added five. “We just kind of shot ourselves in the foot, got ourselves in a pretty big hole with the large amount of turnovers we had which led to easy buckets for them,” G-K coach Kyle Henkel said.

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Sycamore’s Stice commits Welcome to to Western Kentucky Plan!t Weekend February 7&8

By STEVE NITZ Mark Stice felt Western Kentucky University offered everything he wanted. The Sycamore senior was keeping his options open. He wanted to run track, but he also wanted to find the right academic fit. Western Kentucky, located in Bowling Green, Ky,, offered both, and Stice committed there earlier this week. “I didn’t know necessarily what level I would run at,” he said. “I just wanted to find a school that fit what I wanted

to do, whether it be for academics or athletics too.” Stice will run cross country, and compete for the Hilltoppers’ track and field program as a distance runner. Stice qualified for the IHSA State Cross Country Meet his junior and senior years, taking 86th place in 2013 and 54th in 2012. He also qualfied for the IHSA State Track Meet in the 3,200 meter run as a sophomore and junior, finishing in 20th place run this past spring. Stice visited Western’s campus a few weeks ago, and also took visits to Belmont

and Saint Louis. His father, Doug Stice, attended Western but Mark said that really didn’t factor in his decision. “Really not very much. I visited quite a bit of schools just looking whether it was for running or not running,” he said. “I liked the campus (at Western) as well, they have the program I want to do for studying.” Stice will major in business, and said the coaching staff fit what he wants. “They bring the same intensity of the [coaches] I have now,” he said. “I like their mentality.”

Top 3 Picks! February 8 Civil War Genealogy Sycamore Public Library, Sycamore Historian and professor, Bruce Allardice, willll discuss both print and online resources for Civil War research. Come and learn about the best ways to use these resources to ch reflect your own personal ancestral research and usage. Free. Starts at noon.


February 8 “The Sound of Music” Egyptian Theatre, DeKalb


The 1965 classic “The Sound of Music,” starring Julie Andrews, will be shown as part of the Egyptian Theatre’s “Best Picture” Film Series. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Showtimes are 1 and 7 p.m. The series continues with “Annie Hall” on February 11 and “Amadeus” on February 18.

Former Islander, Regin, eager to impress By Mark Potash Chicago Sun Times GLENDALE, Ariz.– Less than 24 hours after being acquired in a trade with the New York Islanders, Peter Regin was centering the Blackhawks’ No. 2 line with Brandon Saad and Kris Versteeg on Friday night against the Phoenix Coyotes. “He gets a chance to play with a couple of nice players. We’re looking forward to seeing how he fits on our team,” Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said before the game. “I think he can help us. He’s got some speed.” Regin picked up 32 points in the standings and went from last place to first in less than a day. He’s excited about the opportunity with the defending Cup champions. “I think I can fill in in many spots,” he said. “I can play most of the lines. I can play a solid two-way game. I haven’t produced as much as

I wanted the last couple of years, but I think I can play a solid game. I think that’s why they brought me here.” Quenneville acknowledged the Hawks don’t know exactly what they have in Regin -- a bit player who had been a healthy scratch in his final two games with the Islanders. “We’ll see,” Quenneville said. “Let’s hope he can play offensive minutes, defensive minutes. I know defenisvely he’s responsible. And he’s got speed, which is kind of what we look for.” “He gets a chance to play with some good players as well. It’s a good opportunity and at the same time we get to find out. I don’t think we know a ton about him. But we look forward to finding out.”

KANE, ODUYA OUT The Hawks were without

forward Patrick Kane, who was attending the funeral of his grandfather in Buffalo, N.Y. Defenseman Johnny Oduya did not play because of a lower-body injury. It was the second consecutive game Oduya has missed. But Quenneville said the injury should not prevent Oduya from playing with Sweden’s Olympic team in Sochi. “He should be fine,” Quenneville said.

MIRACLE ON ICE On the opening day of the Sochi Olympics, the Coyotes honored the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team that stunned the world by beating the Soviet Union and winning the gold medal. Ten members of the team, including captain Mike Eruzione, long-time Minnesota North Star Neil Broten and Buzz Schneider, participated in a ceremonial puck drop before the Hawks-Coyotes game.

2 February 8 A Note to Remember Fundraiser Blumen Gardens, Sycamore This fundraiser features Jim Kanas and Friends, Jazz in Progress, SHS Jazz Ensemble, and other high school music ensembles. An elegant, sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres buffet and coffee bar will be included along with numerous raffle and silent auction prizes donated by local businesses. Tickets are $20 each; adults only please.


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HeartSmart A guide to six popular dating apps THE WASHINGTON POST


re you seeing anyone?” Perhaps you heard that inquiry from a wellmeaning aunt, cousin or yenta-of-some-relation over a recent holiday meal. If the answer was “no, but I’m looking,” your phone is a good place to search. Before a dating app can help you find the right match, though, you have to find the right match of a dating app. And there’s a growing number of options to sort out. To streamline your quest, we looked at six popular apps and considered whether its users are typically looking for a serious commitment, the time required to set up a profile, how long the “courtship” period lasts before users meet and the number of daily matches that are delivered.

THE APPS Hinge Hinge aims to connect Facebook users to a pool of their friends’ friends. The app – available in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington – creates a profile by pulling names, recent photos and “likes” from Facebook, to which users – mostly in their late 20s and early 30s – can append self-selected “personality tags.” Each day at noon, users receive a set of five to seven potential matches (who each share a Facebook friend with the user), along with a prompt to give a “heart” or an “X” to each match. Mutual hearts result in an introduction e-mail from Hinge, complete with a location suggestion for a first date. – Veronica Toney

RATING: Goal 3, Preparation 2, Face-to-face 3, Matches 2

Coffee Meets Bagel Coffee Meets Bagel’s founders – sisters Arum and Dawoon Kang, both 30, and Soo Kang, 33 – thought the online dating market lacked something: products that really understand the way women want to date. Women “hate wasting money or time on dating products,” Dawoon said, “and ... [we] look for not [necessarily] marriage but meaningful connections.” The app’s setup is simple: It uses Facebook networks to match potential dates (friends-of-friends matches are 37 percent more likely to result in mutual interest than non-friends-of-friends matches). Users fill out a pretty

A guide to the ratings • Goal: What kind of relationship are you seeking? From casual to committed, rated 1-5 • Preparation: How much work are you willing to do when you join? From very little to lengthy questionnaires, rated 1-5 • Face-to-face: How soon do you want to meet? From immediately or after much back-and-forth, rated 1-5 • Matches: How many matches do you want per day? From one or unlimited, rated 1-5 bare-bones profile, with some multiple-choice questions about religion, ethnicity and age range, plus a few prompts, such as “I appreciate when a date is ... “ completed in 150 characters or fewer. Then, every day at noon, users get a “bagel,” or match. Coffee Meets Bagel also sets up a private line to allow text messaging without revealing personal phone numbers. Matches expire after 24 hours, so thumb-twiddlers need not apply. The site launched last year with 200 of the Kangs’ friends and grew through word of mouth. It now has 150,000 users nationwide. That user base skews smart, young and professional. In Washington, 37 percent of the members have a master’s degree or higher. – Jessica Goldstein

RATING: Goal 4, Preparation 2, Face-to-face 2, Matches 1

Grouper It took moving to New York as a postgrad for Michael Waxman to realize how easy he had it in college when it came to finding dates and making friends. In 2011, he founded the group-date app Grouper. Users sign up through Facebook and pick a trio of friends; Grouper plans a meeting with a set of three other friends at a local bar. Each date costs $20 per person and includes one round of drinks at the establishment, which is selected by Grouper. Fun is the main priority, Waxman stresses. So daters looking for a party atmosphere will be pleased. Those looking for a quieter, one-on-one interaction might feel overwhelmed. The average age of Groupers is 26, and nearly all have a bachelor’s degree. – Cara Kelly

RATING: Goal 2, Preparation 1, Face-to-face 1, Matches 1

Tinder Tinder, launched in 2012, is a free app that searches for singles based on the user’s location. Tinder is linked to Facebook, so users can easily upload head shots from their account and are able to see shared friends and interests. The premise is pretty superficial: Users make snap judgments based on photos, swiping right to approve a potential match and left to bypass one. Notifications about matches aren’t sent unless both users approve of each other, so it’s good for those with a fear of rejection. The site has, on average, 5 million new matches and 400 million profile ratings per day. The biggest audience is 18- to 24-year-olds, co-founder Justin Mateen said. It’s easy to download, and there’s no extensive profile required, which has made it popular among college students ... and perhaps those less interested in devoting time to dating. – Megan McDonough

RATING: Goal 3, Preparation 1, Face-to-face 3, Matches 5

OkCupid OkCupid is one of the largest free online dating sites, boasting more than 4 million active users. Created by a group of Harvard mathematicians and launched in 2004, OkCupid matches daters using a special algorithm generated by user activity and answers to questions. In 2009, the site launched OkTrends, a data-driven blog that explores online dating trends based on what was learned from millions of OkCupid user interactions (example: “How Your Race Affects the Messages You Get”). It has received more than 1 million views. OkCupid was acquired for $50 million in 2011 by IAC, which operates the dating site – Megan McDonough

RATING: Goal 4, Preparation 3, Face-to-face 3, Matches 5

Grindr Grindr, a free app designed exclusively for single “gay, bisexual and curious” men, according to the site, helped launch the geosocial dating app trend back in 2009. Much like Tinder, Grindr locates potential matches based on geographic proximity; users judge each other based primarily on individual head shots. The niche app tops 1.2 million active users who exchange more than 30 million messages daily. – Megan McDonough

RATING: Goal 3, Preparation 1, Face-to-face 2, Matches 5


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FAMILY TIME | Training tips for a socialized, healthy pet

Tip of the week Just as important as housebreaking and good behaviors, socialization is a vital part of a puppy’s training regimen. For families with a new dog in their home, getting started with this essential training should begin right away. In fact, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) takes the position that puppies can start their first socialization classes as early as

seven to eight weeks, and seven days after the first shot and deworming treatment. “Before 12 weeks is the best window for meeting new people, other dogs and taking in new experiences that will inform puppies’ future behavior and reactions,” said Debbie McKnight, a PetSmart training expert. Puppies that socialize with other puppies, dogs and humans develop into healthy, confident dogs. A dog that hasn’t been properly socialized may startle easily, may bark at people they are not familiar with, or react poorly to other new experiences in the future. This type of interaction is especially important during the winter months, when dogs spend a lot of time indoors. Good socialization is an everyday commitment. Here are some ways to create a healthy environment for your four-legged friend: • Play: Attend scheduled classes and find times for interactions with adult

dogs that are tolerant and healthy, as well as other puppies. • People: Allow the puppy to meet as many people as possible within their comfort level. The pet parent needs to be an advocate for his or her puppy and not allow petting if it makes the puppy nervous. • Experiences: Expose the puppy to different surfaces, sounds and other situations. Tips for good play “Good play involves give and take from both dogs,” McKnight said. “The important part is that all parties are having a good time.” Here are some tips to make the most of playtime: • If the pet parent is worried the play may be getting too rough, try moving away the more assertive puppy. If the less assertive puppy moves to keep the play going, they are probably both having fun. • Tug toys can be used if there are no signs of aggression. – Family Features/PetSmart

Family movie night “The Nut Job” Rated: PG Length: 85 minutes Synopsis: An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store to survive, that also is the front for a human gang’s bank robbery. Violence/scary rating: 2 Sexual-content rating: 1 Profanity rating: 2 Drugs/alcohol rating: 1.5 Family Time rating: 2. This is a good PG movie for the whole family. (Ratings are judged on a five-point scale, with 5 being “bad for kids” and 1 being “fine for kids.”)

Book report “Baby Bear,” by Kadir Nelson Ages: 4 to 8 Pages: 40 Synopsis: From Kadir Nelson, winner of the Caldecott Honor and the Coretta

Scott King Author and Illustrator Awards, comes a transcendent picture book in the tradition of Margaret Wise Brown about a lost little bear searching for home. This simple story works on so many levels: as the tale of a bear who finds his way home with the help of his animal friends; as a reassuring way to show children how to comfort themselves and find their way in everyday life; and on a more philosophical level, as a method of teaching readers that by listening to your heart and trusting yourself, you will always find a true home within yourself – and that even when it feels like you are alone, you never really are. – Balzer + Bray

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Hagglund-Hendricks James P. Hendricks of Bolingbrook, son of Jim and Kathy Hendricks of Sycamore, and Heidi Hagglund of Aurora, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Harold Hagglund of Newburg, Ore., were married Sept. 28, 2013, at the Village Baptist Church in Aurora. Jim is a piano professor at Chicago State University and gives weekly concerts across the United States. Heidi is a flute professor at Aurora University and Trinity University. The couple honeymooned in Cancun and now reside in Bolingbrook.

Kari Johnsen and Jordan Myers, both of Sycamore, are engaged to be married March 22, 2014, at St. James Catholic Church in Rockford. Daughter of John and Marty Johnsen of DeKalb, the bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training. She is a certified athletic trainer at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute in Sycamore. Son of Jeff and Mary Anne Myers of Belvidere, the groom-to-be also is a 2011 graduate of Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training. He is a certified athletic trainer at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. The couple met at NIU in their athletic training classes.

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Aviation students from Kishwaukee Educational Consortium directed scouts from Troop 33 as they experienced using flight simulators.

Scouts pursue aviation badge at DeKalb airport In pursuit of the aviation merit badge, Boy Scouts from Troop 33 in DeKalb spent a day at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport. They were the guests of Kishwaukee Education Consortium, DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport Authority, and Fly America Flight School. Their aviation adventure began with classroom learning covering various aspects of aviation, including uses of aircraft today and how piston, turboprop, and jet engines work; physical forces such as lift, drag and thrust; and how control surfaces of an aircraft are used for maneuvering. They also learned about instrumentation in the cockpit and about recreational and private pilot certificates and instrument ratings. Scouts received a special tour of the airport runways, taxiways, and fleet of emergency equipment. They saw a plane preparing for takeoff and learned about how radio communications, flight regulations and light signals make the airport operate safely.

Rice-VandeKrol Hope Rice and Joel VandeKrol were united in marriage on Dec. 21, 2013, at the Cedar Falls Woman’s Club in Iowa. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Ken Trautmann. Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a seated dinner and reception at the same location. The bride is the daughter of Vaughn and Joyce (Lowry) Rice, formerly of DeKalb, now of Shell Rock, Iowa, and the granddaughter of Walton and the late Martha Lowry, and Rowena Yeager Lowry, of Pittsfield, Ill. She was escorted by her father and wore a strapless mermaid, hand-beaded and embroidered satin gown with a 12-foot, lace-enhanced veil. She carried a cascade of 18 red roses. The groom is the son of Karen VandeKrol Manning, the late Merlyn VandeKrol, and Al Manning, of Hudson, Iowa. He is the grandson of Kathy Turner Thompson of Livingston, Texas. Heather VonBergen of Kirkland, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. The bride’s niece and nephew, Calli Emerich and Cameron Emerich, also of Kirkland, served as flower girl and ring bearer. Nate Smith of Hudson, Iowa, served as best man. The bride is a 2007 graduate of WaverlyShell Rock High School in Waverly, Iowa, and graduated from Covenant School of Radiogra-

Boys gave a plane a pre-flight inspection, observing firsthand how different parts of the plane work. While sitting in the cockpit, they maneuvered wing flaps such as aileron, elevator and rudder. They learned about all the safety checks that are made before each flight. The most exciting part of the day was using flight simulators, which provided Scouts with a virtual-reality flying experience. The scouts’ instructors were KEC aviation students. Sitting in the cockpit, they operated controls while talking over headphones with a virtual reality control tower. They completed several maneuvers, including takeoffs, turns, climbs, descents and landings. Scouts used the instruments and controls just as a real pilot would in an actual flight. It was the closest thing to a piloting a real plane. By the end of the afternoon, they had completed all the requirements for aviation merit badges. Troop 33 is sponsored by First Lutheran Church in DeKalb and are online at

8NEW ARRIVALS phy, Waterloo, Iowa, in 2010. She works in the Cardiac Cath Lab at Mercy Main and Mercy West hospitals in Des Moines. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Cedar Falls High School, Cedar Falls, Iowa, and holds an Associates Degree in Applied Science from Hawkeye College, Waterloo, Iowa. He is employed by Bankers Life and Casualty. The couple resides in Des Moines.



Jamie and Amanda Erlenbach of Waterman announce the birth of a son, Jackson Thomas Erlenbach, born Jan. 13, 2014, at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Grandparents are Donna Kroeschel of Waterman, James Kroeschel of Chesterfield and Harold and Jeanette Erlenbach of Waterman.

Nicholas and Tracy Stofko of DeKalb announce the birth of a daughter, Alexis Ann Stofko, born Jan. 27, 2014, at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb. She weighed 5 pounds, 9.4 ounces, and was welcomed home by sister Brooklyn Star Stofko, 5. Grandparents are Mark and Shirley Stofko of Plainfield and Barb and Ken Gunderson of Sheridan.

8PRAIRIE FLOWERS Thanks from G-K Education Foundation To the Editor: The Genoa-Kingston Education Foundation would like to thank Eric Rich and the Five Points Pub in Kingston for hosting our most recent Trivia Night. We would also like to thank Rick and Maria Mamoser and the Prairie State Winery for hosting the November Trivia Night. The Pub has donated the winning prizes for both Trivia Nights held there. Other prizes have been donated by foundation board members. A huge thank-you goes out to all our supporters who have attended these events. We’ve had so much fun and hope that we have provided you with a fun evening. We also would like to extend an early thank-you to the

Legion Hall in Genoa. They will be hosting our next Trivia Night on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. and our Mouse Races on March 8. Mice sponsorships are currently available. For those new to mice racing: yes, they are real mice racing on a track and they are all anxious to be sponsored. Please contact a board member or visit for more information on any of our events. All of the money earned from these events goes into our Mini-Grant Fund. Every year the teachers in District 424 submit requests for items they would like in their classrooms that cannot be purchased with their regular budgets. We fill as many requests as possible with the money we’ve earned that year. We really appreciate all the com-

munity support we receive. Thank you! Genoa-Kingston Education Foundation

Celebration Chorale thanks the audience To the Editor: The Celebration Chorale would like to thank everyone who attended our Christmas Cantatas on Dec. 6 and 7. We sincerely hope that you enjoyed them as much as we enjoyed performing them for you. We will be doing our annual Patriotic Cantata this year on June 27, 28 and 29 at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall on the Northern Illinois University campus. Since this will be our 20th year, we are having an

This winter has been treacherous

of keeping our roads clear under very difficult conditions. Thank you to all the mail carriers who have been tromping through snowdrifts and bitter cold to deliver our mail. Thank you to all the workers who have been out in bitter cold and snow repairing wires and roofs and plumbing. Thank you to all of you who have kept our cities and towns and county functioning by showing up for work under such conditions as these, for stores, restaurants, childcare, ambulances, newspaper delivery, and schools. Thank you.

To the Editor: Thank you to all the snowplow drivers who have done and amazing job

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extra special cantata with founding director Rich Criss singing along with our present director Christine Monteiro. This cantata “Homeland” starts the July Fourth celebration for DeKalb. Please plan on attending and watch for more information as the date approaches. We are always looking for new members. For more information, please contact us at celebrationchorale@ Julie Turner Celebration Chorale


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Altitude creates distinct characteristics in wine CHICAGO – Graham Weerts was very clear; this was not a contest. Six wines sat in glasses ready to be sampled at Altitude Matters, a blind tasting and presentation on mountain-grown fruit at Domaine Wine Storage in Chicago on Jan. 30. Weerts, the Stonestreet winemaker, told the small gathering of restaurant, media and wine industry representatives that would discuss Sonoma and European wines grown at an altitude that he wanted an examination to take place that featured open dialogue. What ensued was a presentation on the perils of high-altitude farming, the rugged terrain, physiological adaptations of the vines and a clear-cut argument that

UNCORKED James Nokes altitude and mountainous terroir create distinct characteristics. Even on wines made on separate continents.

Winemaker spotlight Rugged terrain and steep slopes make tractor usage impossible at high altitudes. The Stonestreet vineyards in Healdsburg, Calif., stretch between 700 and 2,400 feet. It’s a labor-intensive process. But the results presented at Altitude Matters prove the challenge to be worthwhile. “There’s some key ele-

ments of altitude,” said Gilian Handelman director of wine education at Jackson Family Wines. “We like the word different, rather than better. There’s a different acidity, minerality, texture and structure at altitude. When you can taste through that lens, aromas are important, but structurally, that’s where the key is for these wines.” Because it’s closer to the sun, the fruit grown at altitude has to have a thicker skin. Being on a mountain provides greater access to water and thus more depleted soil. Even the inversion layer of fog has a different effect. “The higher you go, the cooler it traditionally is,” Weerts said. “But in the summer a huge fog bank and costal influence displace all

the warm air and cold air sinks. It happens every single day during the growing season. It changes things in a big way. The higher we go, the warmer it is at night and cooler during the day. It’s a flip-flop kind of thing but at higher altitudes it helps us get a different kind of wine. “If you were to go ski without sunscreen on, you’d get burned up. Wines from high altitude are similiar. The fruit has skins that are dramatically different than those on the valley floor. The vines on a very steep slope have adapted to the sun’s exposure.” The Alexander Mountain is a giant water catcher. So much so that Stonestreet receives 40 percent more water than neighboring estates on

The presentation and ensuing discussion at Altitude Matters was the most informative, yet laid back wine event I’ve attended this year. An incredibly talented group shared opinions for two hours as the snow vigorously fell outside. Weerts challenged everyone to answer his most pressing question: Is there something significantly different about the makeup and structure of these wines? There’s a lot of debate about that right now. For a long time I’ve held

FVOAS schedules Starved Rock trip

we are delighted to have her on our team,” FVOAS Executive Director Cindy Worsley said in a news release. First on the calendar is a trip to Starved Rock to view eagles in their natural habitat. Each year, thousands of eagles migrate to the area. They come for the fish found in the cold waters of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. The birds begin

arriving in late December and stay until March. After lunch in the rustic dining room at Starved Rock Lodge, the group will board an enclosed heated trolley and ride to the Visitor Center where they will view the eagles and have a presentation by park rangers. The group will leave the center at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 26 and return at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $53

the valley floor. The vines are stressed in different ways, which creates elegant, structured wines with a plethora of unique flavors.

Wine 101

the belief that mountain fruit produces expressive wines. Altitude Matters provided a physiological examination that furthered the story of mountain fruit.

What to buy Stonestreet, Rockfall Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010 ($100): Coffee beans, mocha, pencil shavings and a rocky minerality highlight an elegant wine. A lovely nose yields dark berry flavors and a hint of cigar box on the finish.

• James Nokes writes a bi-weekly wine column for the Daily Chronicle. He’s been tasting, touring and collecting in the wine world for several years. Contact him at

8BRIEFS Volunteers needed to grant children’s wishes More than 11,000 children across Illinois have experienced the magic of a wish coming true, thanks to the hundreds of community supporters of MakeA-Wish Illinois. Volunteers are needed to help grant wishes for local children. Make-A-Wish Illinois is hosting a free training session for wish-granting volunteers in the DeKalb, Ogle and Lee County areas in DeKalb from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. April 16. Volunteers bilingual in English and Spanish are especially needed. Training location information is provided upon registration. Wish-granting volunteers will work in teams of two to help grant the wishes of children in their community. Volunteers plan and carry out wishes from start to finish with support from the Make-A-Wish staff. Wish Granters are asked to give 10 to 12 hours per month to grant at least three wishes per year. To attend the training, potential volunteers must complete the volunteer application and online training in advance. RSVP is required by April 9. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Reserve a spot by contacting Tonisha Daniel at daniel@illinois. or 312-602-9413. All volunteers must be older than 21 and submit an application, reference and background check; complete an online and brief in-person training to begin granting wishes. Make-A-Wish Illinois grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. Since being founded locally in 1985, the chapter has granted more than 11,000 wishes and continues its mission to share the power of a wish with special children across the state with help from dedicated volunteers and generous community members. For information, visit www.

Looking for child care? Looking for child care? 4-C Community Coordinated Child Care can do a customized child care search to meet your family’s needs. Call 4-C at 815-758-8149 or 800-848-8727 for more information and to discuss what to look for in a quality care program.

NIU group plans Panama Canal trip Holland America Line and the Northern Illinois University Annuitants Association will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal on a “Panama Canal Cruise” to discover the history and engineering feat of the canal plus the delightful people, culture, unique history and beautiful landscapes of Panama. The trip is scheduled for April

27 through May 13. Wednesday is the deadline for reservations. The group will sail from Fort Lauderdale on the MS Amsterdam. They will spend time in Cartagena, Colombia; Guatemala; Costa Rica; Nicaragua and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; before arriving in San Diego, Calif. on May 13 and returning to Illinois. This 15-day cruise includes a pre-cruise night in Fort Lauderdale at the Westin Hotel, transfers and trip cancellation insurance. For more information, call Steven Johnson at Carder Travel at 815-756-1547.

Good Times Travel, a new program of Fox Valley Older Adult Services, will be led by Becky Lueken, who is the new party room and trip coordinator. “She (Lueken) brings a wealth of business experience along with her enthusiasm and creativity to this new role and

per person and includes lunch. This trip involves minimal walking. Participants should plan to dress warmly and bring their binoculars. To register, call 815-786-9404 or go to the FVOAS office at 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Future trips being planned include the the Navy Pier Flower Show in March and White Pines Dueling Pianos in April.

Volunteers needed to read aloud Northern Illinois Radio Information Service is seeking volunteer radio readers to read newspapers and magazines aloud for people who are print-impaired. The broadcast schedule includes 23 local and regional newspapers along with several national newspapers, books and programs of special interest, all read by volunteer readers who broadcast live or recorded programs that air in the evening or on the weekend. Programs usually air weekly and are one to two hours long. NIRIS, headquartered in Rockford with studio facilities in both Rockford and DeKalb, is broadcast on a sub carrier channel of WNIJ-FM, 89.5, a Northern Illinois University public service station which has more than 600 listeners in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. For a volunteer application, contact Cindy Lynn Ostergard in the Rockford area at 815972-2955 or clostergard@niu. edu, or Doug Herrington in the DeKalb area at 815-753-0076.



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Two members from the Open Roads A.B.A.T.E. Chapter in Sandwich entered their bikes in the Wicked Wheels Bike Show at Best Western Timber Creek Inn on Jan. 18 and 19. Cliff Oleson (left ) won third place in the bagger category and Scott “Fred” Hunter (right) won third place in the Best Specialty category.


Members of Cortland Unit HEA collected dry goods, gifts, books, personal products and blankets for Safe Passage at its December meeting only to find Safe Passage now has limited acceptance hours from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Because of the brutally cold and snowy days, the items were finally delivered this week in 20-degree half-sunshine. Safe Passage was required to move to another location due to security and privacy reasons and can make arrangements outside of these hours to accept donations when necessary. Call 815-756-7930 for more information. Pictured is Pat Sloan and Mary Lu Strack on delivery day.

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Olympics, bracelets inspire handmade Valentines By HOLLY RAMER

4. Add another band around both chopsticks. Continue lifting the bottom band up and over the chopsticks. 5. When bracelet is the desired length, remove from loom and attach clip to both ends.

The Associated Press There’s no Olympic medal for making rubber band bracelets or bad puns, which is too bad because Valentine’s Day falls right in the middle of the 2014 Winter Games. I tried to persuade my 9-year-old to make Olympics-themed Valentines this year, but he declined. Instead, he decided to make those ubiquitous rubber band bracelets for each of his classmates. His cousins had shown him an easy way to make them without a loom, and he’s been cranking them out like a champion (OK, we are not the most athletic family). So the least I could do was come up with a card and a pun to go along with them. He rejected “You’re a great friend, hands down,” but was pleased with “Let’s BAND together, Valentine.” I still wanted to come up with an Olympics-inspired idea as a backup, however, in

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LEFT: With Valentine’s Day falling during the 2014 Winter Games, celebrate both with an Olympics-themed card and miniature gold medal. RIGHT: Turn trendy rubber band bracelets into Valentines by wrapping them around cards adorned with a silly pun. case he didn’t make enough bracelets, so I turned foilwrapped chocolate coins into miniature gold medals. We are lucky to live near a great candy shop that sells a variety of chocolate coins year-round, but they also can be purchased online. “You’re a winner to me, Valentine,” works as a message, as does “You have a heart of gold, Valentine.”

Rubber Band Bracelet Valentines Materials: • small rubber bands in assorted colors • plastic clips to close bracelets • children’s chopsticks or two pencils • cards, which can be downloaded at my blog, www.

Directions: 1. Slip a band around one chopstick, twist it, and slip the resulting loop over the second band. This is the only step that includes a twist. We use children’s chopsticks – the plastic kind that are attached

at one end – because they are smooth and easy to hold, but two pencils work fine, as well. 2. Slip two more bands over both chopsticks. 3. Pull the bottom band and lift it up and over one chopstick. Repeat on the other chopstick.

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These plants are the next best thing to chocolate By LEE REICH The Associated Press With Valentine’s Day coming up, thoughts naturally turn to chocolate. How nice it would be for gardeners to give their beloved a living, growing, chocolate expression of affection. Alas, chocolate, native to steamy equatorial lowlands, is not usually productive when grown as a houseplant. But there are some chocolate-y alternatives:

Almost Chocolate A number of plants – Chocolate Ruffles coral bells, Chocolate Cake gladiola and Sweet Chocolate pepper, for example – have chocolate-y looking leaves or fruits. Let’s shy away from them, though, because their chocolate is only skin deep. Plants with chocolate-y aromas offer instant gratification. Peppermint geranium makes a nice houseplant for a sunny windowsill, and, in spring, feathery white blossoms add to the sensual pleasure. OK, it’s not chocolate, but there is that common association of peppermint and chocolate. The Chocolate Mint variety of peppermint is another plant that shares its aroma as soon as it is in hand. Close your

eyes and this one’s a stand-in for a Peppermint Patty. Chocolate Mint, like other mints, is easy to grow and multiply. Mints do become scraggly indoors, so plan on eventually planting chocolate mint outdoors in a sunny garden bed.

Annual and Perennial and Chocolates Other plants could cement a romance with the smell of chocolate in the months and years ahead. Despite its name, summer snowflake offers up its fragrance – admittedly slight and, to some noses, just sweet rather than chocolate-y – in spring. The “snowflake” part of the name is apt, however, for this bulb’s nodding blooms are indeed snowflake white, much like those of another bulb, snowdrops, except larger. Summer brings chocolate-y scents from two annual flowers: chocolate cosmos and birds’ eyes. This cosmos has dark, almost black blossoms. Chocolate cosmos grows from a fat tuber, which you lift in the fall and replant each spring, just as you do dahlias. Birds’ eyes (Gilia tricolor) was once a popular half-hardy annual, loved for its profusion of creamy white flowers, which have dark brown throats and petals edged in purple blush. The chocolate scent is there, but slight.

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Chocolate daisy (Berlandiera lyrata) is a perennial flower that is strong in scent and tough in disposition. And the plant’s also pretty, displaying characteristic daisy heads of yellow petals around green eyes for weeks and weeks through summer. Chocolate also wafts from a perennial vine. Crossvine (Akebia quinata), also known as five-leaf akebia, is native south of Virginia but root-hardy much further north. Grown in full sun, this vine covers itself with brown or reddish-brown trumpet-shaped blooms that blare out a mocha scent for a few weeks each spring.

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Girl who takes to the stage leaves friend in wings Dear Abby: My best friend, “Kyra,” has joined the drama department at our school. She has made a lot of theater friends now and hangs out with them every day after school. She used to meet me occasionally at my locker after school, but no longer does so. The only time I see her, she’s with her theater friends, and I’m uncomfortable because I don’t know them and I’m shy. I’m trying to make friends with Kyra’s friends, but when I’m with her, she kind of ignores me and doesn’t try to include me as much as she could. It’s depressing that my best friend would rather hang out with other people than me. I’m missing her. What do I do? – Cast-Off in California Dear Cast-Off: Kyra’s behavior is insensitive, but I don’t think you can change her. So the solution will be for you to become less emotionally dependent upon her. A way to do that would be to develop some outside interests of your own and start cultivating them. While Kyra might have a flair for drama, perhaps you might be more interested in sports, art, computers, etc. If you start to explore what activities are available, it will provide you with a larger circle of acquaintances, and you’ll miss your friend less

Dear Abby: I have an extremely bright 7-yearold daughter, “Amy,” from a previous marriage. Her biological father, “Jake,” and I separated when she was an because you are filling your infant. He lives across the time with other things. Please country, so while we shared give it a try. custody, Amy usually saw him only once a year. For Dear Abby: Three times in a while I called him “Dad” the last week I have been when talking about him to hugged by people who then her, but when it became informed me that they were sick. At dinner last night, one apparent that he wasn’t going friend blew his nose through- to be involved in her life (and out the meal and then wanted because I was going to be remarried), we switched to to shake hands. Yuck! using his first name. A little reminder during My current husband forcold season: If you are sick, mally adopted Amy last year, “coming down with someand she couldn’t have been thing” or even just “fighting happier. Now there’s a baby off a little bug,” don’t hug others! Don’t give a little peck sister, and Amy is overjoyed. Recently, though, Amy has on the cheek or shake hands. started asking me why Jake You can politely mention never visits and when she’s that you are “a bit under the going to see him again. I don’t weather and don’t want to know what to tell her. I feel it share.” Other people won’t would be crushing to her to be offended or think you are say that Jake isn’t interested being standoffish. They will in her anymore, but I also be grateful for your thoughtdon’t want to lie to her. fulness. – Trying To Stay How do you tell a 7-yearHealthy old she should just forget her Dear Trying: That’s good biological father because he’s advice, if folks are willing to never going to be there for heed it. I can only add that her? – Anxious in Houston flu vaccinations, frequent Dear Anxious: Your daughhand-washing and a small ter needs to come to this bottle of hand sanitizer can realization in stages, and her lessen the chances of getquestions should be answered ting these viruses when our friends are in a state of denial, in an age-appropriate way. Understand that Amy may and it wasn’t “an allergy.”

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips

always be interested in knowing about her biological father, and by the time she is in her teens, she will be computer savvy enough to search him out on the Internet. For now, tell your daughter that the reason Jake doesn’t visit is because he is “busy,” and you don’t know when he plans to visit. It’s the truth. Dear Abby: My brother “Jared” is dating a woman, “Dawn,” who is about 10 years younger. They have been seeing each other for about a year. She seems nice and is polite at family gatherings. I have noticed, however, that whenever I’m spending time with my mother, Dawn is constantly texting or calling her. I’m a grown woman, too, but I never communicated to that degree with any of my boyfriends’ mothers. Jared has told both Mom and me that he isn’t even close to wanting to propose marriage. Do you think it’s peculiar that Dawn contacts my mother multiple times daily? – Taken Aback in Georgia Dear Taken Aback: Dawn may not have a mother of her own and need a mother figure, which is why she does this. Or she may be attempting to ingratiate herself to her boyfriend’s mother because she

thinks it will help her land your brother. Not knowing Dawn, I can’t say for sure – but this technique has worked for other women in the past. Dear Abby: My husband and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary this year and I have a question. We’d love to invite a group of our friends to celebrate with us at our favorite restaurant, but we won’t be able to pick up the tab. Is there a sensitive way to ask friends to celebrate with us, but get across the message that it’ll have to be dutch treat? – On A Budget in San Antonio Dear On A Budget: If these are close or longtime friends, I’m sure they won’t be shocked that you’ll be celebrating your 50th – especially if some of them were at your wedding. I think the best way to approach this would be to be honest. Tell them that as much as you’d like to entertain everybody, you are unable to, but that you would love it if everyone could meet for dinner at your favorite restaurant and go dutch treat. And be sure to mention that although it’s your anniversary, the only gift you would like would be their presence at this happy time.

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It’s nuts to avoid nuts because of worries about fats Dear Dr. K: I love to snack on nuts, but they’re high in fat. Do I need to give them up? Dear Reader: You most certainly do not need to give up your beloved snack. They are a very healthy food if taken in moderation. I always loved to eat nuts as a kid, but I kept hearing that they were full of fat – and that fat was bad. But as we’ve discussed before, there are “good fats” and “bad fats.” You need to eat the good fats, and nuts are full of them. Nuts also are packed with fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Fat does contain, ounce for ounce, more calories than carbohydrates and protein.

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff So that’s an issue. If I ate as many nuts as I’d like to every day, I’d be obese – and being obese is not healthy. That’s why I said that snacking on nuts in moderation is healthy. Earlier studies have shown that eating nuts lowers LDL (“bad” cholesterol), raises HDL (“good” cholesterol) and also lowers blood pressure. Since all of these are good for the heart, it made sense that eating nuts regularly but in moderation might reduce heart problems, and death

from heart disease. Recently published results from two long-running Harvard Medical School studies indicate that this may indeed be the case. The diets and health histories from nearly 120,000 participants in the Nurses’ Health Study and the Physicians’ Health Study were analyzed. The researchers classified the participants into six categories that ranged from never eating nuts to eating them seven or more times per week. (Peanuts, which are actually legumes, counted as nuts in this study.) Those who ate nuts seven or more times a week had a 20 percent lower rate of death than those who did not eat nuts. They

had lower rates of death from heart disease, lung disease and cancer. Are certain nuts better than others? The health benefits appear to hold true for a variety of nuts, including walnuts, almonds, peanuts and pistachios. So eat your favorite. To incorporate more nuts into your diet: • Spread nut butter on your morning toast. • Sprinkle chopped nuts on cereal or yogurt. • Toss nuts into a salad or stir-fry. • Top fruit with nut butter. To return to the problem with nuts and calories: You can keep the calories in check with small portion

sizes. In fact, research has shown that frequent nut eaters are less likely to gain weight. Nuts are high in protein and fiber, which decrease hunger. Perhaps because nuts are filling, nut eaters eat less overall. Of course, if you like nuts as much as I do, it isn’t easy to limit yourself to small portion sizes. But you can find nuts that are packaged in relatively small cellophane packets. I have one of these packages every day (or two if I’ve had one very light meal). The package gives me the discipline I need. Try it. It might work for you, too.

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8TODAY’S WEEKEND PUZZLE ACROSS 1 William Butler — 6 Pulitzer poet Conrad 11 Dapper 16 Macho type (hyph.) 21 Up — — (stumped) 22 Moccasin, maybe 23 Is entitled to 24 1836 battle site 25 Bicycle part 26 Kitchen gadget 27 Alan Ladd film 28 Beau 29 Old-world trade org. 30 Laissez- — 32 Foul-smelling 34 “His Master’s Voice” co. 36 ER staffers 37 Like khaki 39 Rodeo mount 41 Greasy spoon 43 Rendezvous 45 Avoid cancellation 47 Mimicry 49 Inbox filler 51 Glues on 54 Between 55 Lands in “la mer” 56 Cook in a wok 60 A Wright brother 61 Helen, in Spanish 62 Elegant 64 Vocalist — Sumac 65 Aviator 66 Morning — 67 Suds 68 Kayak’s kin 70 Nth deg. 71 Tropical fruit 73 Ore deposits 74 Shrink in fear 75 Perchance 77 Steakhouse order 78 Wooded valleys 79 Blackouts 80 Japanese canine 82 Suppress 83 Light bender 84 Clingmans Dome

range 87 Nervous swallows 88 Elvis’ disputed middle name 89 “Othello” villain 93 Eye cosmetics 94 Wicket toppers 95 Flip-flops 97 State VIP 98 Texas athlete 99 Mars a car 100 Ism 101 Longest French river 103 RR terminal 104 Ocean crossing 106 Georgetown gridders 107 Red-letter name 108 Injection 110 Ink partners 111 Wet 112 Bright with light 113 New-car option 115 Magnate 116 Washer cycle 117 Kind of shower 120 — Hall & John Oates 122 Orchard 124 Beatles’ meter maid 128 Lend a hand 129 Former JFK arrival 131 Low ground 133 Beethoven dedicatee 135 “— appetit!” 136 UFO movie (hyph.) 138 Calculator preceders 140 Cider source 142 Spoil 144 Quebec school 145 Appraised 146 Like chiffon 147 Woodworking tools 148 Shankar’s strings 149 Nitrogen compound 150 Broom — (comics witch) 151 Yeasayer

DOWN 1 Fishtailed 2 Chloroform kin 3 Flowering palm tree 4 Tie-dyed garment 5 Ego 6 Wants strongly 7 Like cornstalks (3 wds.) 8 Isak’s real name 9 Just scrape by 10 Foam-ball brand 11 Springtime activity 12 Exclaiming over 13 Barter 14 Spike TV, once 15 North Sea tributary 16 Luau site 17 “Xanadu” rockers 18 Kiwi language

19 Revival shouts 20 Vikings 31 Dogpatch resident 33 Minnesota town 35 — action suit 38 Hush money 40 Tourist staple 42 Finds new tenants 44 Hirt and Gore 46 Bedroom community 48 Racehorse, slangily 50 Net 51 Really the pits 52 Monsieur’s daughter 53 Moves like a butterfly 54 Single-handed 55 Hair curlers 57 Binding

58 Mind’s-eye view 59 Yard tools 61 A moon of Jupiter 62 Team practice activity 63 Round dwellings 66 Pesky insects 67 Chops down 69 Biscayne Bay city 72 Zodiac sign 73 Running mates 74 Prompting 76 Bet acceptor 78 Blunts 79 Maine campus town 81 Bolshoi rival 82 Considerably 83 Urges along 84 Lower prices 85 Hazy 86 Tavern sign (2 wds.)

87 Turf warriors 88 In front 90 Tums target 91 Bridge maven 92 Plain as day 94 Hit on the head 95 Irksome 96 Toboggans 99 Does batik 100 “Juke Box Baby” singer 102 Basket-maker’s twig 105 Fiery gems 106 Flings 107 Pantyhose brand 109 Prehistoric 111 Autumn diversion 112 Jet set destination 114 Less difficult 115 Reinforced

116 Turned over and over 117 First and third 118 Designer Nina — 119 — box 121 Fine violin 123 Ward off 125 Balearic resort isle 126 — down (got quiet) 127 Restless 130 O’Hara estate 132 Greasy-spoon fare 134 Coup d’— 137 Sunshine st. 139 Loud thud 141 Honor society letter 143 Big fuss


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Tom Batiuk & Chuck Hayes

Wiley The Duplex

Glenn McCoy

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Mort Walker Blondie

Dean Young & Denis LeBrun

Frank & Ernest

Bob Thaves Dilbert

Scott Adams


Jim Meddick Zits Hi and Lois

Rose is Rose

Pat Brady & Don Wimmer Arlo & Janis

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The Family Circus

Rick Stromoski Big Nate

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS AMERICAN MIDWEST BANK, as successor to AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK OF DEKALB COUNTY, Plaintiff, vs. RIVERMIST UNIT 5, LLC, JOHN PAPPAS, PETER IATRIDES, BRIDGES OF RIVERMIST HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, PRESCOTT OEHLBERG, AMIE OEHLBERG, NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS and UNKNOWN OWNERS Defendants. NO. 14 CH 20 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE BY PUBLICATION The requisite Affidavit for Publication having been filed, notice is hereby given, all Non-Record Claimants, Unknown Tenants and all Unknown Owners, Defendants in the above-entitled cause, that the above-entitled Mortgage Foreclosure action was filed on January 24, 2014 and is now pending. 1. The names of all Plaintiffs and the Case Number are identified above.


(Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 8, 2014.)



5. A common address or description of the location of the real estate is as follows: 447 Rutland Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 6. An identification of the Mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: a. Names of Mortgagors: Rivermist Unit 5, LLC b. Name of Mortgagee: American Midwest Bank, as successor in interest to American National Bank of DeKalb County c. Date of Mortgage: June 24, 2011 d. Date of Recording: July 6, 2011 e. County Where Recorded: DeKalb County, Illinois f. Recording Document Identification: 2011007014 NOW, THEREFORE, unless all Non-Record Claimants, Unknown Tenants, Unknown Owners, and Defendants, file your answer to the Complaint for Foreclosure in this cause or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Circuit Court of the Twenty Third Judicial Circuit, DeKalb County, Illinois, held in the Courthouse, in the City of Sycamore, 133 W. State Street, on or before April 23, 2014, default may be entered against each of you at any time after that day and a Judgment for Foreclosure may be entered in accordance with the prayer of the Complaint for Foreclosure. /s/ Maureen A. Josh Circuit Clerk Prepared By: Katharine M. Peterson 1985 DeKalb Ave. Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 787-2360 Katharine.Peterson@ ARDC # 6309903 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 1, 8 & 15, 2014.)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: PHILIP ANDRE GREENER FOR CHANGE OF NAME PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on March 24, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178 in the courtroom occupied by the presiding judge, Philip Andre' Greener will file his/her petition requesting that his/her name be changed from PHILIP ANDRE GREENER to OMTATSAT TRIMURTI VAIKUNTHA pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Any persons interested in said request for change of name may appear at said time and place, if they so desire. Philip A. Greener 409 Parkside Dr. Sycamore, IL 60178 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 8, 15 & 22, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on February 6, 2014 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as BEETS AND BEATS FARM located at 127 W. High St., Sycamore, IL 60178. Dated February 6, 2014 /s/ Douglas J. Johnson DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder

2. The Court in which this action was brought is identified above.


3. The names of the titleholders of record is Rivermist Unit 5, LLC

Public Notice is hereby given on February 7, 2014 in the Circuit Court of the 23rd Judicial Circuit DeKalb County, Sycamore, Illinois, People of the State Illinois ex rel. Lisa Madigan, Attorney General of the State of Illinois, Plaintiff, v. Waste Management of Illinois, Inc., Case No. 14CH29, that an informational and document repository regarding the DeKalb County Landfill was established at the Cortland

4. A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: LOT 294 IN BRIDGES OF RIVERMIST UNIT 4, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 2, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE

Public Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road, Cortland, IL.

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NOTICE is given of the death of MARY M. MONTGOMERY. Letters of Office were issued on January 8, 2014 to DANA FETTERS, who is the legal representative of the estate. The attorney for the estate is Gary L. Ecklund, 4023 Charles Street, Rockford, IL 61108. NOTICE is given to the UNKNOWN HEIRS who are the descendants of FRANCIS M. MONTGOMERY and MARY MONTGOMERY and UNKNOWN HEIRS who are the descendants of WILLIAM P. GRIDER and FANNY M. GRIDER, who are named in a Petition, filed in the above proceeding and whose names or addresses are not stated in the Petition, that an Order was entered by the Court on January 8, 2014 granting Independent Administration of the decedent's estate. This means that the Independent Administrator will not have to obtain court orders or file estate papers in court during probate. The estate will be administered without court supervision, unless an interested person asks the court to become involved. Within 42 days after the effective date of the original order of admission any heir or legatee may file a petition with the court to require proof of the will by testimony of the witnesses to the will in open court or other evidence, as provided in Section 6-21 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/6-21). Under Section 28-4 of the Probate Act of 1975 (Ill.Rev.Stat. 1979, ch. 110 1/2, par. 28-4) any interested person may terminate independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the clerk of the court. However, if the petitioner is a creditor, independent administration will be terminated only if the court finds that termination is necessary to protect the petitioner's interest. A petition in substantially the following form may be used to terminate independent administration:

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STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DEKALB IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARY M. MONTGOMERY, Deceased. IN PROBATE No. 2014 P 1 ________________________, on oath states: 1. On ___________________, 20___, an order was entered granting independent administration to _____________________. (Executor or Administrator) 2. I am an interested person in this estate as _________________ (heir) _____________________________________________________ (non-residuary legatee) (residuary legatee) (creditor) _________________________________________. (representative) 3. I request that independent administration be terminated. _____________________________ (Signature of petitioner) Signed and sworn to before me _______________________, 20___ _____________________________ Notary Public Claims against the estate may be filed on or before July 20, 2014, that date being at least six (6) months from the date of first publication, or within three (3) months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to creditors, if mailing or delivery is required by Section 183 of the Illinois Probate Act, 1975, as amended, whichever date is later. Any claim not filed by the requisite date stated above shall be barred. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the DeKalb County Circuit Clerk--Probate Division at the DeKalb County Courthouse, Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the estate legal representative, or both. Copies of the claims filed with the Circuit Clerk's Office--Probate Division, must be mailed or delivered to the estate legal representative and to his/her attorney within ten days after it has been filed.

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DATED: January 14, 2014. /s/ Gary L. Ecklund Gary L. Ecklund, Attorney



Name: Gary L. Ecklund Attorney for Estate Address: 4023 Charles Street City: Rockford, IL 61108 Telephone: 815 229-5333 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 25, February 1 & 8, 2014.)

Prepared By: Katharine M. Peterson 1985 DeKalb Ave. Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 787-2360 ARDC # 6309903 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 1, 8 & 15, 2014.)

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Daily Chronicle / Monday Free blood pressure clinics: no registration required. • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays in the Kishwaukee Hospital Roberts Conference Center, DeKalb. 815-7488962 or visit programs. • 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Valley West Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. 815-786-3962 or www. • 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at KishHealth System Family & Specialty Care in Genoa. • 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays KishHealth System Family & Specialty Care in Waterman. Mom’s Time Out: 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at South Prairie School, Sycamore. This recreational program provides children with a safe and structured place to play and socialize with other children. For ages 18 months to 7. Cost for residents is $9, nonresidents cost $11 per day. Call the Sycamore Park District at 815-895-3202. The Game of Magic: 4 to 7 p.m. at Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St., Somonauk. Learn the rules and how to play Magic: The Gathering. Ages 13 and older. Bring your own cards. 815-498-2440. Kiwanis Club of DeKalb: 5:30 p.m. at the Elks DeKalb Lodge at 209 S. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. Contact: Jim Morel at jimorel@ or 815-501-9985. www. DeKalb Chess Club: 6 to 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. Equipment is provided but attendees are welcome to bring their own. or visit Bedtime Story Time: 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Participants can wear pajamas. Call Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email DeKalb County Veterans Assistance Commission: 7 p.m. at the Community Outreach Building, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb., 815-7568129, Heart Hat Craft: 7 p.m. today

and 4 p.m. Wednesday (bilingual) in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Call 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email General Book Club: 7 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. “A Farewell to Arms,” by Ernest Hemingway will be discussed. Copies of the book are available at the library, and refreshments are provided. Call 815-7569568, ext. 270, or email teresai@ Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 241: 7:30 p.m. in the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport corporate hangers. www.EAA241. org. Contact: Rose Ellen May at 815375-1772. Everyone with an aviation interest, pilots and non-pilots alike, are invited to attend meetings, with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. St. Charles Singles Club: 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Villa Olivia, 1401 W. Lake St. (Route 64), Bartlett. Singles age 40 and older from all towns are invited. Admission, $6 for members, $10 for visitors. A professional dance lesson begins at 6:30 p.m. for $3. 630-407-7424 or visit Tuesday Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary: 7 a.m. at Kishwaukee Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive in DeKalb. Contact: Becky Beck Ryan, president, 815758-3800. Tales for Twos: 9:30 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. Call 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email Heart Sun Catcher Craft: 10 a.m. today, 11 a.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email Preschool Story Time: 10:30 a.m. today and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Sandwich Public Library, 107 E. Center St., Sandwich. Ages 3 to 5 with an adult, registration is required. Come for stories, music, crafts and A-B-C fun. 815- 786-8308. Dungeons & Dragons: 4 to 7 p.m. today and Wednesday at Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St., Somonauk. Welcome veterans and newcomers to Dungeons and Drag-

ons 3.5, a world of magic, mystery and adventure. Must be 13 to join. Dice and character sheets provided. 815-498-2440. Teacher in the Library: 4 to 5:15 p.m. today and Wednesday in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Those who register will receive homework assistance. Sign up in advance at, 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or the youth services desk. Magic Muffins – Discuss a Book: 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. “Yankee Girl,” by Mary Ann Rodman will be discussed. Limit of 12 tweens (age 10 to 14). Email or call 815-7569568, ext. 250. DeKalb Area Toastmasters: 7 p.m. Check the website calendar for meeting location. For adults who want to practice public and extemporaneous speaking, networking, leadership and mentoring. For more information about meetings, visit, or call Larry at 815-756-2867. Kishwaukee Valley Barbershop Chorus rehearsals: 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. Contact: 815-895-5955 or 815-7563004. Male singers of all ages are invited to learn to sing in harmony. Wednesday Sycamore High School Class of 1944 reunion over coffee: 10 a.m. at Towne Square Restaurant, 351 N. Main St. in Sycamore. Toddler Time: 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. No sign-up necessary and walk-ins are welcome. Contact Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email Kishwaukee Kiwanis: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hopkins Park Community Room in DeKalb. www.KishKiwanis. org. Contact: Amy Polzin at DeKalb Noon Lions Club: Noon in the Blackhawk East Cafeteria at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. Members welcome all interested people. Stitch Niche Club: 5 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Learn how to cro-

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chet or share your favorite pastime. Contact Darcy at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email Chess Game Play: 6 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. or visit E-Book Help!: 6 to 9 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. E-book librarian, Jodi Sapita, is available today for one-on-one instruction or help with downloading to your e-book readers or mobile devices. 815-756-9568, ext. 220, or email Computer Class – Files and Folders: 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Sign up online or at the Reference Desk or call 815-756-9568, ext. 220. Wildcard – Teen Olympics: 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Try your hand at speed candy sorting, sock skating, curling and many other events. For DeKalb area teens only. 815-756-9568, ext. 250 or email Fox Valley Bicycle and Ski Club: 7 p.m. at Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. “Core Stabilization and Strengthening Challenge Workshop,” presented by Beth Greenlee. Cyclists need a strong core to keep their bodies upright on their saddles, to provide a stable base from which legs can transfer power to the pedals and to minimize back and shoulder discomfort during long rides. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or mat to put on the floor. The club invites DeKalb County cyclists to attend its rides, programs and other events throughout the year. Kishwaukee Amateur Radio Club: 7 to 9 p.m. at Community of Christ Church, 1200 S. Malta Road, DeKalb. KARC meets the second Wednesday each month. vetesting.html. Sycamore Lions Club: 7 p.m. at MVP’s Regale Center, 124 1/2 S. California St., for service-minded men and women interested in improving their community. Information can be found at or call Jerome at 815-501-0101. Bingo nights: 7:15 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Club, 121 S. California

St. Contact: Robert Fleetwood at 815-895-2679. Open to the public. Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem DeKalb Shrine 47: 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb Masonic Temple, Fairview Drive and Fourth Street. Thursday Magic – The Gathering: 4 p.m. upstairs at Sandwich Public Library, 107 E. Center St., Sandwich. Learn the rules of the game or play a few rounds if you already know. Some cards will be provided, but players are encouraged to bring their own, if able. Suggested ages are 13 to 18. Computer Class – MS Word Intro: 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Sign up online or at the Reference Desk or call 815-756-9568, ext. 220. Pajama Story Time: 6:30 p.m. at Sandwich Public Library, 107 E. Center St., Sandwich. All ages welcome. Registration is required. 815-786-8308. DeKalb Area Garden Club: 7 p.m. in the Vista Room at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb. Contact: Tom Riley at 815756-6686. Sycamore American Legion Post 99 member meeting: 7 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Memorial Home, 121 S. California St., Sycamore. For more information, call 815-895-2931, email janderson@parentpetroleum. com or visit www.sycamorevetsclub. org/americanlegion.htm. Friday Game Days: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Board and card games will be available. Email, or call 815-7569568, ext. 250. Bunco!: 12:15 p.m. in the senior lounge at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost to play is $1. “Let’s Make Music”: 2 to 2:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Parents and children will experience music together through steady beats, listening, instruments (drum, rhythm sticks, and jingles), literature and movement. This class is aimed at children 2 to 5 years but younger and older siblings are welcome. Email,

or call 815-756-9568, ext. 250. Valentine’s Day Tea Party: 2 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Decorate some cupcakes, enjoy cucumber sandwiches, play Valentine’s Day Bingo and create a special surprise. There is space for 12 children age 6 to 11. Email theresaw@dkpl. org, or call 815-756-9568, ext. 250. Peace vigil: 5 to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. The DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice Peace Circle follows at 6 p.m. 815-758-0796. Elburn Lions Club Bingo: Doors open at 5 p.m. at 500 Filmore St. Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the first of four progressive raffles. Regular Bingo games start at 7 p.m. and include two split the pot games. Food and drink are available for purchase. Proceeds go toward Elburn Lions Charities for the sight and hearing impaired. 630365-6315. Troop support rally: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, across from Memorial Park. DAWC activities and gallery viewings: 7 to 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St. in DeKalb. Contact: 815-758-1351 or dawc@ All are invited to events; an entrance with an accessible lift is near the alley north of the building. Free parking is located at 415 N. 11th St., a half block south of the center. Saturday Saturday Cinema: 2 p.m. in the lower level meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Film will be “The Wedding Singer,” rated PG-13. Bring a friend and enjoy the show with some popcorn and light refreshments. No registration to this free event. Sunday Society for Creative Anachronism events: Visit www.carraigban. org or call 815-739-5788 or 815-9865403 for other information. Middle Ages-Renaissance history re-enactors and those interested in “stepping into the past” are welcome. • Armored fighting practice: 4:30 p.m. behind Stevenson North at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

8COMMUNITY SERVINGS DeKalb County Salvation Army food pantry: 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Thursday; 5 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Ninth and Grove streets in DeKalb. For DeKalb County residents only. Call 815-756-4308 or email Sycamore Food Pantry: Noon to 7 p.m. Monday at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. 815-895-9113. Feed my Sheep Pantry: 3 to 5 p.m. Monday and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St. in DeKalb. 815-758-3203. All are welcome. Feed’em Soup Community Project Free

Community Meals: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at 122 S. First St., DeKalb. These meals are free to anyone in need. People wishing to volunteer can visit and fill out a short contact form to receive updates about volunteer needs. Groups wishing to volunteer or spearhead events, such as food drives, for Feed’em Soup Community Project, can send email to Info@ St. George Greek Orthodox Church Greek Night: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Twin Tavern, 1028 S. Fourth St., DeKalb. The parishioners of St. George offer their culinary

talents for this popular fundraiser. The meal is a combination plate of authentic Greek food. Carry-outs are available. For information, call 815-756-9604. Somonauk Baptist Church and Somonauk Christian School Valentine’s Day Spaghetti Dinner: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, 315 E. North St., Somonauk. The youth will provide a full sit-down spaghetti dinner, as well as a chocolate fountain and sweets table in a “bistro” setting. There is no charge for the dinner. A free-will offering will be taken at the door and all proceeds will go toward Operation Christmas Child.

8SUPPORT GROUPS Monday Big Book Study AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m. at Senior Services Center, 330 Grove St. in DeKalb; 815-758-4718. Job & Career Support Group: 2 to 4 p.m. in the Sycamore Public Library board room, 103 E. State St. Job seekers can network with others, compare notes, learn about job resources and work on their résumés and cover letters. The library provides books and computers to help with job searches. The support group organizers also arrange for speakers to address a variety of topics to aid in job searching. Funding for the JCSG is provided by a grant from the Sycamore Charities. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 5:45 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 13N535 French Road in Burlington. 847-833-6908. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-756-5228; 12 & 12 AA(C): 6 p.m. at Sycamore Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. Group Hope: 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the private dining room at Rochelle Community Hospital. 815-398-9628. “Journey” adult grief support group: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at DeKalb County Hospice, 2727 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. This free ongoing group is open to attendees of a previous group who feel the need for continued support for all losses – death of a spouse, parent, sibling, friend. Offered are grief education, validation and a connection with others on similar paths. Contact: Sue Rankin, DeKalb County Hospice, 815-756-3000. 12 Step & 12 Traditions AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St. in DeKalb; www. Back to Basics AA(C): 7 p.m. at Union Congregational, 305 S. Gage St., Somonauk. 800-452-7990; ADD/ADHD adult support group: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Family Service Agency, 14 Health Services Drive in DeKalb. For diagnosed adults and parents of diagnosed children; registration required – call Family Service Agency, 815-758-8616. Expect A Miracle AA: 8 p.m. open

meeting at United Methodist, Third and South streets, Kirkland. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. We Are Not Saints AA(C): 8 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Tuesday Easy Does It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Weight Watchers: 9:30 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Healing Expressions: 10 a.m. to noon at the Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital, 10 Health Services Drive, DeKalb. Cancer patients, caregivers and family members can express feelings and thoughts about the cancer experience through structured visual art activities, guided imagery and writing. Registration is required; call 815-748-2958 or visit Men and Women Impacted by Cancer Networking Group: 10 to 11 a.m. in the Valley West Medical Office Building, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants also is required. Call 815-748-2958 or visit Caring Through Food: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital. Becky Sisler, registered dietitian, will teach tips, strategies and simple recipes that nourish and care for those with cancer. Caretakers and patients are welcome. This group is free and registration is required. For more information, visit www.kishhospital. org/programs or call 815-748-2958. Safe Passage Sexual Assault adults’ support group: 815-7565228; Genoa Taking Off Pounds Sensibly: 6 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings at CrossWind Community Church, 13100 Cherry Road. 815-7843480. Hinckley Big Book Study AA(C): 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 801 N. Sycamore St. 800-452-7990; Women’s “Rule #62 Group”: 6 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. For information, call Kathy at 815-756-6655. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com.

Better Off Sober AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Grief Education and Support: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Homebound Healthcare, 1625 Bethany Road, Sycamore. Meeting will include a dinner and dessert. 815-793-2815 Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesday Night Fellowship Group(C): 7 p.m. at The Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman St. in Sycamore. 815-7391950. Good Vibes Al-Anon group: 7 to 8 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St., DeKalb. Wheelchair accessible entrance is on North Third Street. Parking available in lot located on northwest corner of Third and Pine streets. Contact Mary Ann at 815-895-8119. Sexaholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at 512 Normal Road, DeKalb (behind church in brick building). 815-5080280. Veterans Peer Support Group: 7 to 8 p.m. at Ben Gordon Center, 12 Health Services Drive in DeKalb; For information about the free group, call 815-756-4875 or 815-793-6972. Smoky Mirror AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. 33930 N. State Road, Genoa, 800-452-7990; Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m. at 1201 Twombly Road in DeKalb; www.; 815-964-5959. Program of Recovery AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Wednesday Caregiver Networking Group: 8 to 9 a.m. at the Kishwaukee Hospital Roberts Conference Center. The group is open to spouses and other caregivers of individuals with cancer. No registration required. www.; 815-748-8962. Fresh Beginnings AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; New Beginnings AA(C): 10 a.m. at 120 Main St., Kingston. 800-4527990; 24-Hour-A-Day Brown Bag AA(C): 12:05 p.m. at Newman Center, 521 Normal Road, DeKalb. 800-4527990; Weight Watchers: 5 p.m. weighin, 5:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore

NICE pantry: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays and by appointment other days at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. Contact: 815-824-2228. Knights’ Saturday Burgers and More: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Hall, 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Open to the public. Burger buffet: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. Hamburger or cheeseburger with chips are available or sandwich and buffet. The buffet includes potato salad, macaroni salad and beans. Proceeds help fund community projects and scholarships.

Monthly community family-style dinner: Seating times are 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. at Kingston United Methodist Church, 121 W. First St. Donation for complete dinners with dessert is $9 for adults and $4 for children. Carry-outs and gift certificates are available. The meat will be chicken. VFW breakfast: 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. This all-you-can-eat breakfast costs $8 and is free for children younger than 6. The menu includes scrambled eggs, french toast, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, chipped beef, fruit cocktail and coffee, milk and juice.

For information about Alcoholics Anonymous closed meetings, call 800-452-7990 or visit Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Conley Outreach at 630-365-2880 120 Main St. 800-452-7990; www. Safe Passage Domestic Violence for directions and monthly topics. support group; 815-756-5228; Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. Day PAA(C): 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area at Fox Valley Community Center, Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, Came to Believe AA(C): 6 p.m. at 1406 Suydam Road. 800-452-7990; 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoDeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. A Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 Saturday North Avenue Pass It On AA(C): N. State St., Genoa, 800-452-7990; Overeaters Anonymous Walk6:30 p.m. at North Ave. Baptist and-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at Church, 301 North Ave., Sycamore. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoFederated Church, 612 W. State St., The Federated Church, 612 W. State Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. St. in Sycamore.; ConNarcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at tact: Marilyn at 815-751-4822. United Church of Christ, 615 N. First Closed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. at It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at St. in DeKalb;; DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott 815-964-5959. St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. St., Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. Hopefuls AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., Friday As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. Sexaholics Anonymous-DeKalb: DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Christ Communi- St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. Thursday ty Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, Safe Passage Domestic Violence DeKalb. This 12-step recovery Learning to Live Al-Anon group: support group: 815-756-5228; program is for Internet addiction. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Newman Contact: 815-508-0280. Catholic Center annex, Normal Road Back To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. Pass It On AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor in DeKalb; Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. Narcotics Anonymous: 10 to 11 a.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 Breastfeeding Group: 10 to 11:30 There is a Solution Too AA: 12:05 N. First St. in DeKalb; www.rragsna. a.m. at Kishwaukee Hospital Roberts p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 org; 815-964-5959. Conference Center, 1 Hospital Drive, E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Back to Basics AA: 6:30 p.m. at DeKalb. Mothers and babies are Cortland United Methodist Church, welcome at this free, drop-in group. B.Y.O.B. Big Book – 12 & 12 45 Chestnut Ave., Cortland.; Discussion AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb 452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. 815-748-8962. Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., Cancer Support Group: 10 to DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www. com. 11:30 a.m. at Kishwaukee Hospital AA Speaker Open Meeting: 8 Cancer Center, DeKalb. Learn more Big Book Discussion AA(C): 7 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 about cancer from fellow patients, p.m. at Newman Catholic Student E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; caregivers and trained staff in a safe Center, 521 Normal Road, DeKalb. and encouraging environment at this 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoSaturday Night AA(C): 10 p.m. at free, drop-in group. 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb.; 815-748-2958. Nursing moms’ network: 7:15 to 7990; Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 4:30 9 p.m. at Valley West Community to 5:30 p.m. weigh-in and 5:30-6:30 Hospital. Topics of the free meetings Sunday p.m. meeting at Sycamore United of La Leche of Sandwich include the Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. advantages of breastfeeding, arrival 24 Hours a Day AA(C): 9:30 a.m. Call Lydia Johnson, chapter leader, of the newborn, nutrition and weanat DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. 815-895-4618. ing. Call Connie, 815-498-3431. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Keep It Simple AA(C): 6 p.m. at Fox Valley AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 N. Steps And Traditions AA(C): St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. Main St., Sandwich. 800-452-7990; 6 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 23, Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. One Day Café AA(C): 6 p.m. at County Line Group Big Book Waterman United Methodist Church, AA(C): 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 210 W. Garfield St. 800-452-7990; 121 N. Sycamore St., Maple Park. No Longer Hopeless AA(C): 7:30 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanop.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. E. Taylor, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; in, 6:30 p.m. meeting at Weight One Day At A Time AA(C): 8 p.m. Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Grieving Parent Support Group: Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. 7 p.m. in Room 10 of the Elburn ComThere is a Solution AA(C): 8 munity Center, 525 N. Main St. Call p.m. at Kingston Friendship Center,


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Mother feels imprisoned by mentally ill son Dear Abby: My 38-year-old son is mentally ill and refuses medication, counseling or any type of help. I’m 63, and he physically and mentally abuses me. I had him committed, but he refused to cooperate, so they released him after two weeks. Life after that became worse. I have no time to myself except when I sleep or take a nap. Family and friends are not allowed in the house because they make him uncomfortable. I can’t even open the blinds to let the sun in because “people are watching him.” I know he needs help desperately, but I don’t know where else to turn. My family tells me to have him committed and not let him back home. I feel guilty about sending him out of my home because I’m afraid of what he might do or what could

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips happen to him. I go for counseling once a month, and I have discussed this with my therapist, who says the same thing as my family: “Commit him and throw away the key!” I am so torn! I suffer from depression and this lifestyle does not help. I’m planning to move to another state where I have family, and I don’t know what to do with him. I feel like I’m trading one cell for another. Any suggestions would be appreciated. – Loyal Reader in New York Dear Loyal Reader: Listen to your therapist. If your son is

institutionalized, he will be in a safe environment. The alternative could be that he would become one of the multitude of mentally ill individuals who are living on the street. If your son is medicated, he might be able to live in a group home where he could be sheltered and taken care of. With medication he might be able to have more of a life than you have provided. You may feel guilty, but you are not responsible for your son’s mental illness. It is very important that you are successfully treated for your depression before making the decision to move. Your depression may have been caused because you have become the prisoner of your son’s hallucinations. Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I have been together for 2 1/2 years, living together for

two. He says Valentine’s Day is a made-up holiday to get people to spend money. I told him every holiday is geared toward people spending money. I find myself feeling angry and hurt that I’m not receiving anything for Valentine’s Day. He never buys cards or flowers for me. How do I communicate to him that this is important to me without making things worse? – Craving A Little Romance Dear Craving: Your boyfriend may be cheap, but he also has a point. According to a report on, the celebration of Valentine’s Day started in ancient Rome and contains elements of both Christian and pre-Christian religions. In the third century A.D., two men named Valentine were executed by the emperor Claudius II in

different years on Feb. 14, and a few hundred years later, a pope (Gelasius I) combined St. Valentine’s Day with Lupercalia – a fertility feast – to replace the pagan ritual. (Research this online if you wish, because I found it fascinating.) The holiday didn’t become romanticized until the Renaissance. That said, allow me to point out that there are few things more unpleasant than feeling forced to give someone a gift. If you have already discussed this with your boyfriend and he’s still resistant, then instead of focusing on what you’re NOT getting out of this relationship, try focusing on what you ARE getting. It may help you to feel less deprived.

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Change diet, get exercise to lower cholestorol Dear Dr. K: My cholesterol has always been fine, but recently it’s started to rise, though not high enough for medication. What do I need to do? Dear Reader: There are several ways you can lower your cholesterol besides taking medicine. They involve cholesterol-friendly lifestyle changes: dietary modifications and regular exercise. Start with your diet. First, let’s consider fats. The types of fat you eat are as important as the amounts you eat. Most animal and dairy fats are full of unhealthy saturated fats, which raise cholesterol levels. In fact, consuming foods with saturated fat will raise your blood levels of cholesterol more than consuming foods high in cholesterol itself

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff (interestingly, cholesterol is also a type of fat). Saturated fats stimulate your liver to produce more cholesterol, and your liver is the main source of cholesterol in your body. Saturated fats are found mostly in animal products, such as meat, milk and eggs. A few vegetable oils, such as palm oil, coconut oil and cocoa butter, also contain saturated fats. Trans fats are even worse and should be avoided completely. Trans fats raise LDL (bad) cholesterol and lower HDL (good) cholesterol. It’s a double whammy. Trans fats

can be found in hard (stick) margarines and processed cakes, biscuits, cookies and a range of other products. The FDA is likely to ban trans fats in the near future. On the other hand, most vegetable fats (oils) are made up of unsaturated (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated) fats that are healthy for your heart. You can find these healthier fats in fish as well as nuts, seeds, vegetables and most vegetable oils. Opt for these whenever possible. They don’t raise your blood cholesterol levels. Two more dietary changes can also help. First, increase your intake of soluble dietary fiber. Oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds, beans and lentils are all good sources. Second, increase your consumption of plant sterols and stanols.

These naturally occurring plant compounds limit the amount of cholesterol your body can absorb. You can find sterol- and stanol-enriched orange juice, cereals and margarine spreads in the grocery store. The other key lifestyle change is regular exercise, which improves cholesterol levels and protects against cardiovascular disease. It also raises HDL (good) cholesterol. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most days of the week. Find an activity, or combination of activities, that you enjoy – and stick with it. Jogging, running, swimming, biking, tennis and basketball are all great options. Continue to maintain these lifestyle changes even if you eventually need medica-

tion. It sounds like you’d prefer not to take cholesterol medicines, but there’s some new information you should know. The statins, medicines that lower cholesterol, have been discovered to protect against heart disease even in people with normal cholesterol levels. For that reason, statins are recommended in people with several risk factors for heart disease – even if their cholesterol levels are normal. So while you absolutely should consider lifestyle changes first to lower your cholesterol, check with your doctor about whether you might also benefit from statins.

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Kick smoking habit first, and then lose weight Dr. Wallace: I’m 19 and smoke more than a pack of cigarettes a day. I’m also overweight and I would like to improve my health. I want to quit smoking and lose my excess weight. But if I try to quit smoking, I’m afraid I’ll gain more weight, and if I try to lose weight, I’ll be so nervous that I’ll smoke even more than a pack a day. Since I know that it would be impossible to quit smoking and try to lose weight at the same time, I need to know which to do first. Can you help? – Jody, Geneva, Ill. Jody: I spoke with a coun-

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace selor at the American Cancer Society, and she informed me that it would be better to concentrate on stopping your smoking habit first. This will take a lot of willpower. If you need a helping hand, stop by a Cancer Society office and ask for literature that can provide you with useful information on eliminating tobacco products from your life.

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TODAY – Summon your willpower and use your intuition in order to move from an unhappy situation to a new beginning filled with opportunity. Your stress will be lessened if you refuse to let others take advantage of you. Focus and determination will help you accomplish your goals in the coming year. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Let your creativity lead the way. Be proud to display your capabilities. Expand your horizons by reading, listening or interacting with intellectual people. Utilize your creative energy. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Your opinions are best kept to yourself if you want to avoid misunderstandings. Remaining quiet will give you the chance to strategize and to develop a sound course of action. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – A sure way to boost your spirits is to get together with friends and enjoy a pleasant trip or activity. Take a break from worry and tension. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Change is needed in your life. Make your feelings known, and collaborate with friends or co-workers to achieve the improvements you desire. Your hard work will bring positive results. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – You can avoid an emotionally challenging situation if you make a plan that allows you to act independently. Avoiding interference will be half your battle. Lie low. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Spend your day doing things that make you happy. Keeping on top of personal needs will help decrease your stress. Pamper yourself or purchase something that will boost your spirits. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Your leadership qualities will complement your skills in terms of what you have to offer a group, project or cause. Find a task that appeals to you and utilize your talents to the fullest. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – You will be frustrated if you rely on others to help you get ahead. Use your own means and methods to forge a successful path, and pay attention to detail and the fine print. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – You are an intelligent and gifted individual. However, doubts and indecision will hold you back. Believe in yourself, and you will succeed. Don’t let negativity bog you down. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – It’s time to get back to a strict routine and a proper diet. Taking care of your health is important if you want to be successful in life. Show determination in order to win. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Today will be emotionally taxing, requiring everything you’ve got. Don’t be upset by criticism – take it as a chance to make improvements. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Be aware of the events happening around you. Take an opportunity to make a life- changing decision that will turn a negative into a positive. Overcome your

Dr. Wallace: I’m writing in response to the letter from a girl who wanted to know why most men are jerks. She seemed to think that they were, and I agree. From reviewing the men I know, starting with my dad who used to beat my mother, and my brother who batters his wife, to my son who doesn’t hit his girlfriend, but does not treat her very nice, I would say most men are jerks. I was lucky to have the self-respect to divorce my own husband early on when I discovered his mean streak. I think the answer is not


to rush into a marriage until you are absolutely sure that your potential spouse is even-tempered and knows how to communicate with his brain instead of his fists! – Sandy, St. Louis, Mo. Sandy: Are some guys considered to be jerks? Of course, some are, and some are even worse than jerks. Mother Nature gave males more physical strength than females, and by nature, men are usually more aggressive and violent than women. And some men who are real jerks take unfair advantage of these traits.

The majority of humans, out of pure frustration, say and do a few things they regret, but they apologize and go on to live “jerk-free” lives. It’s important to learn to control one’s temper and walk away when the first word of a “yelling match” is uttered. Then when both parties are calmer, the situation can be discussed and solved in a civilized manner.

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BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Count on success if you count Lord Chesterfield, a British politician who led a colorful life and died in 1773, said, “Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked.” At the bridge table, do not count the minutes; instead, count the points, the winners, the losers. The more counting you do, the more successful you will be. In this deal, South charges into six hearts. How should he play after West leads the spade king? South decided that if he needed a side-suit finesse to work, it probably would, given West’s opening bid. So he adventurously used the Gerber four-club ace-asking convention, then settled into six hearts. South is missing 15 highcard points. So it is just possible that East has the heart king. And if East has that king, West must hold the club king, and declarer can take all 13 tricks. However, if the heart finesse loses, West will cash a couple of spade tricks. Suppose, instead, that the club finesse is winning. How many tricks would that provide? One spade, six hearts, two diamonds and three clubs – ah, 12. South should win with his spade ace and play a club to dummy’s jack. Then he should lead the heart queen, tempting East to cover if he has the king. But when East plays low, declarer wins with his ace, repeats the club finesse, and discards his two spade losers, one on the club ace and one on the diamond king. Then he concedes one trick to West’s heart king.


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