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DeKalb electric rates could see 55 percent rise By KATIE DAHLSTROM DeKALB – Electricity bills could rise by 55 percent this summer for residents who use the city-selected electricity provider. During their meeting Monday, DeKalb aldermen approved a threeyear agreement with Homefield Energy with rates at 7.237 cents a kilowatt hour for the first two years and 6.927 cents in the third year compared to the current rate of 4.64 cents. The new agreement takes effect July 1. An average customer who uses 640 kilowatt hours a month would see their bill increase from $29.70 a month to $46.32 for the first two years and to $40.36 a month in the third year. Officials still are expecting residents will save on their electricity bills when compared with ComEd rates. ComEd’s current rate is 6.04 cents, but is expected to rise to 7.5 cents in June, consultant Mike Mudge with Rock River Energy Services explained to the council. At 7.5 cents, an average monthly ComEd bill would be $48. Mudge explained that rates from all suppliers are rising because of an increase in the capacity cost that suppliers pay to generators to assure there is enough power produced to meet demands. Some other DeKalb County municipalities, including Sycamore, Hinckley and Lee will review rates later this year. First Ward Alderman David Jacobson cast the

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Ron Walters, a consultant hired by the university to help improve the campus’ future, presents some ideas that are already taking shape Monday during a Northern Illinois University Bold Futures Workshop in the Sky Room.

NIU holds workshops to address student retention, other concerns By ANDREA AZZO

To participate DeKALB – Beatriz Anabell Rodriguez Zelaya feels scared and ill-prepared ahead of her college graduation in May, so she attended a workshop Monday to make sure issues are resolved for future students. Zelaya, an international graduate student, was one of 84 people who attended Northern Illinois University’s Bold Futures Workshop on Monday. She listed many concerns about using what she has learned at NIU in her homeland of El Salvador and suggested the university enact peer mentoring and faculty mentoring programs for international students. “The idea of coming here, you’re afraid of being rejected because you feel like you don’t belong,” Zelaya said. “You don’t have skills to interact [with other NIU students] because you’re international.” Zelaya shared her ideas Monday during the workshop, which also examined

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Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker goes around the room while discussing possible reasons for the decrease in student retention rates Monday during an NIU Bold Futures Workshop in the Sky Room. student retention rates and NIU’s financial situation. The six-day workshop invited current students, alumni, staff, community and faculty members to come up with ideas to better the university.

Northern Illinois University will hold another sixday session for new participants from Friday through Wednesday. NIU students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as community members are welcome to partici-

pate by registering at http:// The Bold Futures workshops will culminate in the Big Bold Event at 5 p.m. April 24 in the Holmes Student Center’s Duke Ellington Ballroom, 340 Carroll

Avenue, DeKalb. As participants discussed Monday, retention rates at NIU need to improve. Statistics show only 66 percent of freshman students from the 2012-13 school year returned as sophomores this school year. Financial help from the state is also harder to come by: Direct state support has dropped 15 percent, with most of that decrease coming since 2009, according to a video presentation by Nancy Suttenfield, NIU interim chief financial officer. Money NIU gets from the

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At least 14 dead in Washington mudslide; the search continues By P. SOLOMON BANDA and PHUONG LE The Associated Press OSO, Wash. – As the search for survivors of a destructive Washington state mudslide ballooned Monday to include scores of people who were still unaccounted for, the death toll from the wall of trees, rocks and debris that swept through a rural community rose to at least 14. In the struggle to find loved ones, family members and

neighbors used chain saws and their bare hands to dig through wreckage that was tangled by the mud into broken piles. Late Monday, the list of potentially missing people topped 176 following the disaster Saturday about 55 miles northeast of Seattle. But Snohomish County Emergency Management Director John Pennington stressed that authorities believed the number included many duplicate names.

“The 176, I believe very strongly is not a number we’re going to see in fatalities. I believe it’s going to drop dramatically,” he said. The number of those possibly missing grew dramatically from an estimated 108 earlier Monday. But Pennington said the list was compiled from information provided by the public, and officials were trying to cross off reports that likely described the same person. The list included construction workers who were

working in the area and people just driving by. The lack of definitive information two days after the massive slide destroyed a cluster of homes at the bottom of a river valley ratcheted up anxieties. “The situation is very grim,” Snohomish County Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots said, stressing that authorities are still in rescue mode and are holding out hope. But he noted: “We have not found anyone alive on this

pile since Saturday.” Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said Monday afternoon that search and rescue crews discovered an additional six bodies, bringing the number of fatalities to at least 14. The slide critically injured several others. About two dozen houses were flattened, and the debris blocked a mile-long stretch of state highway near Arlington. Cory Kuntz and several volunteers worked Monday with

chain saws to cut through the roof of his uncle’s house, which was swept about 150 yards from its previous location. Kuntz said his aunt, Linda McPherson, was killed. He and the others pulled out files, his aunt’s wallet and a box filled with pictures and slides. “When you look at it, you just kind of go in shock, and you kind of go numb,” he said, adding that there were more people out helping Sunday.

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Business Networking International: 8 a.m. at 920 W. Prairie Dr., #M, Sycamore (Ecosteam). Home-schoolers activities: 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. in Sycamore. All ages are welcome to participate in hands-on classes and field trips. Contact: Lisa at 815-748-0896 or Free Blood Pressure Clinic: 9 to 11 a.m. at Valley West Community Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. No appointment necessary. 815-786-3962 or www.valleywest. org. WWII Combat Flyers breakfast: 9 a.m. at Sycamore Parkway Restaurant. Any capacity, any branch of the service during World War II welcome. 815-756-2157. Fresh Beginnings AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; New Beginnings AA(C): 10 a.m. at 120 Main St., Kingston. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Kishwaukee Kiwanis: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hopkins Park Community Room in DeKalb.; contact Amy Polzin at Exchange Club of DeKalb/ Sycamore: Noon to 1 p.m. at Lincoln Inn, DeKalb. Guests are welcome. Call John Hughes at 815-991-5387. “Newcomers” Group: Noon at Cafe 72, 682 Park Ave., Genoa. For information, call 815-784-2626. Sycamore Rotary Club: Noon at Blumen Gardens, 403 Edward St., Sycamore. 24 Hour A Day Brown Bag AA(C): 12:05 p.m. at Newman Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum: 1 to 5 p.m. at 622 Park Ave. in Genoa. Call 815-784-5559 for appointments other days. Memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. at Nehring Gallery, Suite 204, 111 S. Second St., DeKalb. Free admission and open to all. www. Consumer Advocacy Council of DeKalb County: 3:45 p.m. at Reality House, 631 S. First St. in DeKalb. All consumers of mental health services and the public welcome at CACDC meetings. Weight Watchers: 5 p.m. weigh-in, 5:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group; 815-7565228; Came to Believe AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; 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. info@ or visit www. Northern Illinois Reiki Share: 6 to 7 p.m. at Center for Integrative BodyWork, 130 N. Fair St. in Sycamore. RSVP appreciated, not required;, 815899-6000 or North Avenue Pass It On AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at North Ave. Baptist Church, 301 North Ave., Sycamore, 800-452-7990; Cortland Lions Club: 7 p.m. at Lions Shelter House at Cortland Community Park. 815-756-4000. Narcotics Anonymous: 7 to 8 p.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. 815-9645959. Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators: 7 p.m. in the lower level conference room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Visitors are welcome at these free monthly meetings. Email: Sycamore Lions Club: 7 p.m. at MVP’s Regale Center, 124 1/2 S. California St., Sycamore. For service-minded men and women.; contact Jerome Perez at Sycamorejerry@ or 815-501-0101. Bingo Night: 7:15 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Club, 121 S. California St. 815-895-2679. Kishwaukee Concert Band rehearsals: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Huntley Middle School, South Seventh and Taylor streets in DeKalb. No auditions necessary; the band is open to wind or percussion instrumentalists age 18 and older. 815-899-4867 or 815-825-2350. Hopefuls AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990;

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As pleasant as fraud can be A credit card company representative called me on a recent Friday afternoon to ask if I was buying groceries in Georgia. I wasn’t. I was at the Daily Chronicle, hoping I remembered to pick up milk on the way home. The Commerce Bank security employee told me someone had charged about $200 that day to my credit card, which I hadn’t used in a couple of months. As credit card fraud goes, it was a pleasant experience. The security employee verified that I hadn’t used my card at all recently and that these were the only new charges, closed the account and sent me some paperwork to sign to have the fraudulent charges removed from my account. The security employee hypothesized that a vendor where I had used the card before had been hacked. I got the paperwork Monday. Apparently this person had four transactions at Kroger and one each at Walgreens and Coca-Cola. It looks like all I need to do is sign the paperwork certifying the charges were fraudulent and they’ll be taken off my account. I kind of hope the person responsible finds his or her way to the courthouse for this matter, too. But, it made me wonder how

VIEWS Jillian Duchnowski vulnerable I was to more credit card fraud or a true identity theft. I called the folks over at Castle Bank in DeKalb, where branch manager Tho Pham had these tips: • Check your credit bureau information at least once a year to make sure there aren’t unfamiliar credit lines or balances on your report. You can get a free copy of this information, without your credit score, at • If you are traveling, even within the United States, let your credit card company know. Often, they will shut off a card if charges appear in a high-fraud area to prevent a bevy of fraudulent charges, but you wouldn’t want to have your card shut off if you are traveling. • Make sure your contact information, especially your cellphone number, is updated on your credit card accounts. That way, if company representatives want to ask you about suspicious recent activity, you can respond quickly.

• To stop receiving pre-approved credit offers in the mail, call 888-5-OPT-OUT (888-567-8688). You can call the same number to add your name back. • Consider using credit cards, rather than debit cards. Although banks will mediate disputed charges much like credit card companies do, the money will be removed from your account until the matter is resolved, affecting your actual bank balance. Disputed credit card charges only affect your credit line until they are resolved. I’ve reviewed my credit report from time to time over the past five years, but I hadn’t worried much about identity theft or credit card fraud, primarily because I’ve never thought of myself as a person with much worth stealing. This experience is a good reminder that that’s not the case. Taking a few minutes to make sure safeguards are in place can save plenty of headaches later.

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By RAF CASERT WAREGEM, Belgium – Pvt. Wesley Creech could no longer hide the darkness of his thoughts as he longed for his wife Carzetta and 5-month-old daughter Marie: “If I never see you and Marie any more in this life I hope to meet you in a Better Place,” he wrote in a letter on Aug. 24, 1918 – as the American army moved fast to repel the Germans on the Western Front during World War I. One week later he was killed by an enemy bullet in the head. Today, “Wesley J. Creech North Carolina” is chiseled in gold letters on the Wall of the Missing in the chapel at the heart of the Flanders Field cemetery. On Wednesday, President Barack Obama will honor the Americans who died in an epic struggle so horrific that it came simply to be known as the

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Relatives of Chinese passengers onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 cry as they protest Tuesday outside the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing. Furious over Malaysia’s handling of the lost jetliner a day after the country said the passengers must be dead, Chinese relatives of the missing marched Tuesday to the Malaysia Embassy, where they threw plastic water bottles, tried to rush the gate and chanted, “Liars!” west of Perth. Malaysia announced Monday that an analysis of satellite data received after Flight 370 left Kuala Lumpur for Beijing on March 8 indicated the plane had gone down in the Indian Ocean, killing all 239 people aboard. The finding did not answer troubling questions about why the plane was so far off-course, and China, home to 153 of the passengers, demanded that Malaysia turn over the satellite data used to determine the plane’s fate. The airline’s chairman, Mohammed Nor Mohammed Yusof, said it may take time for further answers to

become clear. “The investigation still underway may yet prove to be even longer and more complex than it has been since March 8th,” he said. The search for the wreckage and the plane’s flight data and cockpit voice recorders could take years because the ocean can extend to up to 23,000 feet deep in some parts. It took two years to find the black box from an Air France jet that went down in the Atlantic Ocean on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in 2009, and searchers knew within days where the crash site was.

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By EILEEN NG and SCOTT McDONALD KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – As frustration was setting in, calmer seas returned Wednesday and the search for the remains of Flight 370 began anew in remote waters of the Indian Ocean off western Australia. Gale-force winds that forced an allday delay Tuesday died down, allowing a total of 12 planes and two ships from the United States, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand to resume the hunt for any pieces of the Malaysia Airlines jet – tangible evidence for the families seeking closure after more than two weeks of anguished uncertainty. A day earlier, angry relatives shouted “Liars!” in the streets of Beijing about Malaysia’s declaration that the plane went down with all aboard. Although officials sharply narrowed the search zone based on the last satellite signals received from the Boeing 777, it was still estimated at 622,000 square miles, an area bigger than Texas and Oklahoma combined. “We’re not searching for a needle in a haystack – we’re still trying to define where the haystack is,” Australia’s deputy defense chief, Air Marshal Mark Binskin, told reporters Tuesday at a military base in the Australian west coast city of Perth as idle planes stood behind him. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority, which coordinates the search on Malaysia’s behalf, said Wednesday’s search will focus on 30,900 square miles of ocean. The search area is about 1,550 miles south-

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Great War. Obama’s wreath-laying ceremony precedes most of the continental centennial remembrances that are targeted at the early August 1914 start of hostilities, which pitted the German and Austro-Hungarian empires against France, Britain, Russia and others. The Great War claimed about 14 million lives and at least 7 million troops were left permanently disabled. Huge swaths of several European nations lay in ruins at the end. And the continent was plunged into physical, moral and philosophical shock. When Obama walks along the marble stones, he will find only one that comes before April 1918 – testimony of how the Americans entered the conflict both late and decisively. Most belligerents were already exhausted from four years of fighting, so U.S. soldiers like Creech were instrumental in changing the course of a war that ultimately spawned “America’s century.”

The men resting at Flanders Field were part of a U.S. contingent of up to 2 million soldiers who became leading protagonists in the struggle. “Yes, they were essential in turning the tide,” said military historian Professor Luc De Vos of Leuven University. “Young enthusiastic troops, they attacked and they were everywhere on the front.” For years, both sides had been in deadlock in trench warfare across the Western Front – which ran from the borders of Switzerland to the North Sea – where poison gas and a relentless rain of bullets ensured that some battle days left tens of thousands of dead. For long, the United States wavered, taking an isolationist stance. It argued that the struggle was “Europe’s war” – not America’s. When it finally declared war on Germany in 1917, it still had to build up its army to sufficient strength – an endeavor that took nearly a year.

A story on the front page of Tuesday’s Daily Chronicle about sewage being dumped onto the ground at a mobile home park misidentified the park. It is the Cortland MHC mobile home park. The “Picture This” column on page A3 of Tuesday’s edition misspelled Emily Comer’s name. The Daily Chronicle regrets the errors. Accuracy is important to the Daily Chronicle, and we want to correct mistakes promptly. Please call errors to our attention by phone, 815-756-4841, ext. 2257; email,; or fax, 815-758-5059.

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DeKalb/Sycamore Runaway Ranch holds horse camp Community Expo set for Thursday LEFT: Instructor Krissy Lowe helps Heidi Wood, 10, prep her horse, Ringo, to ride during an Advanced Spring Break Horse Camp at Runaway Ranch in Sycamore on Tuesday. BOTTOM LEFT: Olivia Willrett, 15, mounts her horse, Windsor. BOTTOM RIGHT: Cassie Lowe, 19, preps her horse, Blaze.

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By ANDREA AZZO DeKALB – Free spray tans, cars and exercise demonstrations will be among the many spectacles at the DeKalb/Sycamore Chamber of Commerce Community Expo Thursday. The free event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the field house at DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road. More than 100 local businesses will attend, said Jessica Struthers, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce events manager. “You might not know some business are here or some of the services businesses offer,” Struthers said. “It’s a good way to get to know your local businesses.” Studio One Salon & Day Spa, 1007 N. First St., DeKalb, will offer a sample of natural spray tans on participants’ arms, said spa owner Jane Levinsky. The spa also will promote other natural and organic beauty products such as Tela Blow Out Bar by Tela Beauty Organics and sugar scrubs. “The theme is green, and so are we,” Levinsky said. The event draws an estimated 2,500 people each year, Struthers said. There will be children’s activities such as bounce houses, free food samples from local restaurants and staged demonstrations. DeKalb’s Hero Martial Arts, 2179 Sycamore Road, Unit 102, also will demonstrate some of the classes they offer. This year is the first year in which vehicles will be allowed in the field house, so two cars from DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet Cadillac GMC will be on display. Darion Page, DeKalb Syca-

What: DeKalb/Sycamore Chamber of Commerce Community Expo When: 4 to 7 p.m. Day: Thursday Where: DeKalb High School field house, 501 W. Dresser Road About it: More than 100 local businesses will be showcasing what they have to offer at the annual expo.

more Chevrolet Cadillac GMC internet sales manager, said the company’s new car manager will decide what cars will be on display. The company has attended the expo since 2012, Page said. “It’s an opportunity to showcase some of our great products,” he said. Kishwaukee Family YMCA also will showcase their demonstrations, including its extreme boot camp, in which Army instructors teach a class using body weights, Burpee exercises, lunges and squats. There also will be a demonstration for WERQ, a new dance fitness class offered since September with pop, rock and hip hop music, said Heather Eade, Kishwaukee Family YMCA marketing director. Kishwaukee Family YMCA will hand out apples and bananas and offer crafts. Eade said the expo is a great opportunity to learn about what local businesses have to offer and interact with them. “People get a better view of The Y from this event,” she said. “Demonstrations are always exciting. People have fun watching those.”

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8LOCAL BRIEF DeKalb City Council approves Culver’s plan DeKALB – DeKalb aldermen approved permits this week for a Culver’s restaurant with a drive-thru on DeKalb’s west side. Jeff and Marcia Newkirk, of Plano, plan to build a Culver’s at 1262 W. Lincoln Highway. The former Fiesta Cancun restaurant currently on the

property will be demolished and replaced with the 100seat fast-food restaurant. “I think this offers a great opportunity,” Jeff Newkirk said during the council meeting Monday. “We’ve done a lot of studies of the demographics and traffic counts and populations. We think being close to NIU’s going to be great, not only for




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students as customers but for the labor force.” The Newkirks expect to hire five managers as well as 50 to 70 part-time employees to work at the Wisconsin-based franchise. They hope to break ground on the property in mid-April and open by Aug. 1. Before they could proceed, council members had to approve an ordinance for a

special-use permit for the drive-thru and a waiver allowing the sign to be larger than permitted by city ordinance. Jeff Newkirk explained the larger sign is necessary to display flavors of the day such as salted caramel chocolate. The ordinance passed unanimously.

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Man receives probation for sexual abuse, battery By ANDREA AZZO SYCAMORE – A 50-yearold DeKalb man accused of breaking into his estranged wife’s home to see who was in her bed escaped a prison sentence Tuesday Dennis as part of a plea Hamel agreement. Dennis Hamel, of the 1300 block of North 13th Street, was sentenced to four years of probation Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse and battery. If convicted of the most serious charge he originally faced, home invasion, Hamel would have been sentenced to between six and 30 years in prison. Prosecutors pursued

8OBITUARIES GEORGE BENJAMIN FAGENBUSH Born: Dec. 25, 1943, in DeKalb, Ill. Died: March 19, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – George Benjamin Fagenbush, 70, of Jacksonville, Fla., lost his battle with cancer March 19, 2014, in Jacksonville. Benny was born Dec. 25, 1943, in DeKalb, and lived in Jacksonville for more than 20 years. Benny served in the U.S. Army and was a graduate of DeKalb High School. His chosen profession was salesman, which fit him well, as he loved to travel and talk with everyone. Benny is survived by two nephews, James Brantley and Chris (Michelle) Brantley; niece, Jackie (John) Larrison; four great-nephews, Casey Larrison, Carl Larrison, Austin Brantley and Cole Brantley; great-niece, Heather Larrison; great-great-niece, Ayzlin Davidson; aunt, Nancy Jackson; and several cousins. Benny was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ann Brantley; father, George Fagenbush; mother, June E. Capehart; and stepfather, Robert Capehart. Benny will be laid to rest at the Jacksonville Florida National Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. The family has requested donations in lieu of flowers, which can be made to the account in the benefit of George B. Fagenbush and mailed to Fifth/Third Bank, 5001 Kingsley Drive, MD 1MOB53, Cincinnati, OH 45227, or dropped off at the local Fifth/Third branch in DeKalb. View a complete list of Daily Chronicle obituaries by clicking on the calendar dates

the plea bargain because of Hamel’s lack of criminal history and after consulting with the victims, said DeKalb County Assistant State’s Attorney Phil Montgomery. Hamel was accused of sexually abusing his stepdaughter at least four times from 1998 to 2000 when she was younger than 18 years old, court records show. In a separate case, Hamel also was accused of breaking into the home of his estranged wife Aug. 17, 2013, punching a man who was in the home and damaging his wife’s garage with his car, causing less than $300 in damage, court records show. Associate Judge John McAdams ordered Hamel to submit to both sex offender and alcohol evaluations. Hamel is next due in court Sept. 30 to show proof he started the evaluations.

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Police: DeKalb man smelled like pot in court By ANDREA AZZO DeKALB – A 19-year-old DeKalb man is facing felony charges after DeKalb City Attorney Dean Frieders smelled marijuana on him Monday in DeKalb City Court, court records show. Justin M. Gates, of the 1000 block of State Street, was charged with unlawful delivery of marijuana, unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He told

police he had sold marijuana to friends in the past, court records show. If convicted of the most serious charge, unlawful delivery of marijuana, Gates would face Justin between two Gates to five years in prison. He remained in DeKalb County Jail on Tuesday, unable to post 10 percent of his $20,000 bond.

Police said Gates went to DeKalb City Court on Monday morning in connection with a city ordinance violation when Frieders smelled marijuana on Gates. When Frieders asked Gates if he smoked marijuana that morning, Gates denied it, saying, “but when you have a bunch of it around, you will smell like it,” according to court records. Gates left the DeKalb court after Frieders told him to stay, so police went to Gates’ home. After ini-

tially not allowing police to search the home, Gates and his mother consented, court records show. Police found two used marijuana pipes, multiple small bags of marijuana, a locked portable safe, three digital scales, a marijuana grinder and $120 cash, among other things, court records show. The marijuana seized weighed a total of 34 grams, or a little more than an ounce, court records show. Gates is next due in court Wednesday.

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RONALD WAYNE ‘RON’ MOORE Born: May 7, 1948, in Lafayette, Ind. Died: March 15, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C. PENSACOLA, Fla. – Ronald Wayne “Ron” Moore, 65, of Pensacola, Fla., passed away peacefully Saturday, March 15, 2014, at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, N.C., ending his long-fought battle with Lewy body dementia/Parkinson’s disease. Born May 7, 1948, in Lafayette, Ind., the son of William E. and Elizabeth M. (Halsema) Moore, he met the love of his life and best friend, Teresa “Punky” (Bloom) Moore while lifeguarding at the Genoa, Ill., pool. They were married on March 19, 1971, at St. Catherine of Genoa Catholic Church, in Genoa. He served as a specialist fourth class in the U.S. Army, earning a National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Sharp Shooter status after graduating from Northern Illinois University in 1970. Ron then returned to his alma mater, Genoa-Kingston High School, to teach and coach, inspiring and motivating students for more than 12 years. After teaching, he enjoyed several years of working with friends and colleagues at Franklin Life Insurance. Becoming a pioneer in the cellular industry allowed Ron and Punky to experience several tropical island adventures, and eventually

relocated them to Mobile, Ala., and Pensacola, where they have lived for the past 19 years. Ron was an avid tennis enthusiast, basketball player and bicycle rider. He was a true competitor from the card table to the board room. During his retirement, you’d find Ron watching the Cubs, Bears, Saints, NASCAR and college sports, all of which allowed him to tear up during his favorite song, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Ron always put his family first, charming them with his sense of humor and kind, gentle heart. His nurturing, supportive and mentoring nature had a lasting impact on everyone he encountered. Left to honor his memory are his devoted wife, Punky of Creedmoor, N.C.; loving daughters, Jenna (husband, Heath, and son, Nathan) Colvin of Atlanta, and Timeri (husband, Jonathan, and daughters, Caden and Ellery) Hudson of Creedmoor. Ron also was survived by his siblings, John (Roxann) Moore, Thomas (Candice) Moore and Barbara Moore; as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews that were all special to him. Ron’s friends and family are invited to celebrate his life Saturday, March 29, at Northern Illinois University Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, located at 231 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. Join the family for an informal, open house gathering from 1 to 3 p.m. Words of tribute, memories and stories about their loved one are encouraged to be shared from 3 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Northern Illinois University Foundation in his honor. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.BrownWynneMillbrook. com.

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ALVAN DANIEL ODERKIRK Born: Sept. 27, 1938, in Ames, Iowa Died: March 22, 2014, in Owensboro, Ky. OWENSBORO, Ky. – Alvan Daniel Oderkirk, 75, of Owensboro, Ky., passed away March 22, 2014, in Owensboro. Dan was born Sept. 27, 1938, in Ames, Iowa, the son of Alvin D. and Alva Oderkirk. He had many adventures growing up in cities around Chicago, Milwaukee and Washington, D.C. He married Judith Ann Horton on Sept. 24, 1960, in Antioch. Dan and Judy achieved 53 wonderful years together and raised a family of four children: Robert (Nancy) of Sanford, N.C.; James (Kimberly) of West Bloomfield, Mich., Juliana (Steven) Laird of Fleming Island, Fla., and Deanna Fisher of Kansas City, Mo. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren. Also surviving Dan are two sisters, Gayle (Gerald) Wuori of DeKalb and Beth Johnson (Tom Conboy) of Rockton; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Elaine Suddeth Mattson; and a nephew, John Suddeth. Dan’s career in banking spanned more than 45 years and involved increasingly responsible positions as a trust officer in financial planning and as a senior vice-president of bank trust departments. Most recently, Dan worked for BB&T of Owensboro. Dan and Judy lived and raised Send flowers, gifts and charitable contributions

their family in a variety of communities, including DeKalb, Mt. Vernon, Burlington, Wis., West Lafayette, Ind., and Racine, Wis., before finally moving to Owensboro. Dan was a member of a number of community and professional organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce, Lion’s Club, Elk’s Club and Rotary. He served on a number of advisory committees for business and vocational education as well as estate planning advisory panels. A graduate in business administration from Carroll University, in Waukesha, Wis., Dan also took additional coursework in business at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. He was a Certified Financial Planner through the College for Financial Planning, Northwestern University, Evanston. He enjoyed all sports, especially the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bears and the Purdue Boilermakers. A devoted golfer all his life, Dan never passed up the opportunity for a good game out on the links. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 28, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory in Owensboro. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 8:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society Memorial Foundation – Nashville, Hope Lodge, 2008 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37203, or to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, in care of Gifts Processing, PMB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240-7727. Online condolences can be made at To sign the online guest book, visit

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Page A5 LOCAL & STATE North Grove 4th-grader wins Man accused of selling pot, ecstasy in jail

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Sycamore park-naming contest By DEBBIE BEHRENDS SYCAMORE – With an eye toward dedication of a new park in October, Sycamore Park District commissioners made it official Tuesday. The newest park in the district, in the Sycamore Creek subdivision, is now named Dr. John Ovitz Park. The winning name was submitted by North Grove Elementary School fourth-grader Ella Follman. Runners-up were Nathan Miller, a second-grader at Southeast Elementary, and Robbie Melnick, a third-grader at North Grove. “We received more than 60 entries,” said Bart Desch, superintendent of recreation. “We passed them on to the Citizens Advisory Committee, who narrowed the field to five. The board then chose the winner.” Jane Ovitz, wife of the late Sycamore doctor, said family members plan to be in town for the dedication, tentatively scheduled for October. “The family is just delighted,” Ovitz said. “This really is a marvelous tribute.” Dan Gibble, park district executive director, said the board wants to involve the neighbors in the design of the

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The Sycamore Park District Board of Commissioners recognized the winners of the Name the Park Contest on Tuesday. The winning name is Dr. John Ovitz Park. Pictured are (from left) Scott Buzzard of the park district’s Citizen Advisory Committee, runner-up Robbie Melnick, Jane Ovitz, winner Ella Follman and Ted Strack, park board president. Runner-up Nathan Miller was unable to attend the meeting. park. “We want to involve them in the planning process,” Gibble said. “The neighbors pitched in and bought the lot when it went up for sale for past due taxes, and then turned the deed over to the park district.” Gibble said the board has no budget set for improvements to the park since they have no design planned. “It’s safe to say, this year at

minimum, we will have some trees and shrubs in place,” Gibble said. “We really have no idea what will be required until we have a sense of what the neighbors want.” Gibble said the board likely will apply for an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. He said he hopes to have a concept plan to unveil at the dedication.

By ANDREA AZZO SYCAMORE – A 24-yearold Aurora man accused of selling marijuana and ecstasy remained in DeKalb County Jail on Tuesday unable to post 10 percent of his $210,000 bond. Eric Hess, of the 200 block of South Randall Road, was charged March 13 with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He is also accused of possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver. DeKalb police said Hess and his accomplice, Tyler

Degaetano, 25, of DeKalb, got into a marijuana-related argument Nov. 2 in which a pizza delivery driver said he felt his life was threatened after he allegedly stole about seven ounces of pot from Degaetano and Hess after paying only $100, court records Eric Hess state. The drugs had a street value of about $2,000, police said. The delivery driver, Sal Scardina, 19, of DeKalb, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver it, according to court records. He is next due in court April 17.

Police searched Degaetano and Hess’ apartment in the 800 block of Pappas Drive in November and found marijuana and between 15 and 200 pills of a substance containing MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy, court records show. The Illinois State Police crime lab tested the pills positive for ecstasy, DeKalb police Lt. Bob Redel said. If convicted of the more serious charge, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, Hess would face between six and 30 years in prison. Degaetano, who faces the same charges as Hess, is next due in court April 3. Hess is next due in court April 1.

announced Tuesday. DeKalb police also wrote 17 citations for seat belt violations during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” effort from March 13 through 17. The campaign featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a media

campaign and other outreach activities, according to a news release. The crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety grants through the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Traffic Safety.

8LOCAL BRIEF 2 drunken driving arrests made DeKALB – DeKalb police charged two people with drunken driving and one person with misdemeanor marijuana possession during a St. Patrick’s Day crackdown, police

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Emergency brake failed to stop Chicago train By JASON KEYSER The Associated Press CHICAGO – An emergency track-side braking system activated but failed to stop a Chicago commuter train from jumping the tracks and barreling to the top of an escalator at O’Hare International Airport, a federal investigator said Tuesday. The events that led to Monday’s accident, which occurred around 3 a.m. and injured more than 30 passengers, might have begun with

the train operator dozing off toward the end of her shift, according the union representing transit workers. But Tuesday’s announcement that a piece of emergency safety equipment might have failed was the first indication the accident could have been caused by human error and mechanical failure. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Ted Turpin said a preliminary review showed the train was traveling at the correct speed of 25 mph as it entered the

station. Investigators said they have not yet determined whether the operator ever applied the in-cab brake. Turpin, who is in charge of the investigation, said an automatic emergency braking system located on the tracks was activated but failed to stop the train as it burst onto the platform. “It activated,” Turpin said of the emergency system. “That’s all we know factually. Now, whether it did it in time or not, that’s an analysis that we have to figure out.”



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Spring snowstorm treks up coast to Cape Cod PHILADELPHIA – Just days after the official end of one of the snowiest winters on record, another storm began its trek up the Interstate 95 corridor Tuesday, dropping flurries in Washington and Philadelphia on its way to Cape Cod, which was expected to see some of the highest snow totals. A blizzard warning was in effect for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket beginning today after midnight. Forecasters warned of wind gusts as high as 70 mph with near-zero visibility at times, including during this morning’s rush hour. As much as 10 inches of snow could fall there. After a winter of back-toback-to-back snowstorms, most Americans were ready to embrace spring. But the feeling of relief turned to dismay Tuesday when it became clear winter wasn’t going away quietly. “I’m ready for summer,” 25-year-old nurse Krystina Smith declared Tuesday as she rode the subway in Boston. “It’s April. When will it stop? I have to work tomorrow, and I don’t want to have to shovel again before I go in.” The National Weather Service insisted the timing, however unwelcome, wasn’t out of the ordinary.

Abuse survivor Collins now papal adviser VATICAN CITY – Marie Collins is not your ordinary papal adviser. Sexually assaulted as a child by a hospital chaplain, Collins went onto become a leading Irish activist demanding justice for the victims of priestly abuse and a fierce critic of the Catholic Church’s handling of the scandal. Now she has been named to Pope Francis’ commission on setting sex abuse policy, one of eight people – half of them women – who will help craft the panel’s scope and advise the church on best practices to protect children. In an interview with The Associated Press, Collins said her top priority was for the Vatican to punish those bishops who have covered up for priests who raped children. “There’s no point in my mind of having gold-plated child-protection programs in place if there’s no sanction for a bishop who decides to ignore them,” Collins said by telephone from her home in Dublin. “The reason everyone is so angry is not because they have abusers in their ranks. Abusers are in every rank of society. It’s because of the systemic cover-up.”

Coast Guard to reopen shipping channel GALVESTON, Texas – As workers in bright yellow suits picked quarter-sized “tar balls” out of the sand along Galveston Bay on Monday, strong incoming tides kept washing more ashore. Elsewhere, crews lined up miles of oil booms to keep oil away from the shoreline and bird habitats, two days after a collision in the Houston Ship Channel dumped as many as 170,000 gallons of oil from a barge into the water along the Gulf Coast and shut down one of the nation’s busiest seaports. With cleanup well underway, the Coast Guard said it hoped to have the channel open to barge traffic as quickly as possible but that more tests were needed to confirm the water and the vessels traveling through the channel were free of oil. The closure stranded about 80 vessels on both sides of the channel. Traffic through the channel includes ships serving refineries key to American oil production.

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By EILEEN SULLIVAN The Associated Press

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Margot Riphagen of New Orleans wears a birth control pills costume as she protests Tuesday in front of the Supreme Court in Washington as the court heard oral arguments in the challenges of President Barack Obama’s health care law requirement that businesses provide their female employees with health insurance that includes access to contraceptives.

Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court By MARK SHERMAN The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama’s health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees’ preventive care plans. Peppering attorneys with questions in a 90-minute argument, the justices weighed the rights of for-profit companies against the rights of female employees. The discussion ranged to abortion, too, and even whether a female worker could be forced to wear an all-covering burka. The outcome could turn on the views of Justice Anthony Kennedy, often the decisive vote, as his colleagues appeared otherwise to divide along liberal and conservative lines. As the court heard the challenge brought by the Hobby Lobby chain of stores and others, demonstrators on both sides of the issue chanted outside in an early spring snow. The justices upheld the overall health care law two years ago in a 5-4 ruling in which Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote in favor of Obama’s signature domestic legislation. The latest case focuses on a sliver of the law dealing with preventive services, including contraception, that must be offered in a company’s plan at no extra charge. The family-owned companies that are challenging the provision provide health insurance to their employees but object to covering certain methods of birth control that they say can work after conception, in violation of their religious beliefs. The justices have never declared that for-profit corporations, as opposed to individuals, can hold religious beliefs. The companies in

this case, and their backers, argue that a 1993 federal law on religious freedom extends to businesses. Among the groups opposing the administration is the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. As it happens, Obama is to meet this week with Pope Francis. The Obama administration said it’s not just about birth control, that a Supreme Court ruling in favor of the businesses also could undermine laws governing immunizations, Social Security taxes and minimum wages. Kennedy voiced concerns about the rights of both female employees and the business owners. He wondered what would happen if an employer ordered a woman who works for him to wear a burka, a full-length robe and head covering commonly worn by conservative Islamic women. He asked: Does the employer’s religious belief “just trump?” Later in the 90-minute argument, however, he seemed troubled about how the logic of the government’s argument would apply to abortions. “A profit corporation could be forced in principle to pay for abortions,” Kennedy said. “Your reasoning would permit it.” The three women on the court, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, repeatedly questioned Paul Clement, representing the businesses, whether blood transfusions, vaccinations and laws against sex discrimination would be subject to the same religious objections if the court ruled for his clients. “Everything would be piecemeal and nothing would be uniform,” Kagan said. Clement acknowledged that courts would have to decide on a case-by-case basis, but he said only the kind of family-owned companies he represented would make such claims, not large, multinational corporations.

WASHINGTON – To assuage privacy concerns, the White House and some lawmakers are pushing forward with changes to a surveillance program that would leave the bulk storage of millions of Americans’ telephone records in the hands of phone companies, even though they are convinced the information now held by the government is protected and question whether the changes would actually do more to protect privacy. President Barack Obama intends to ask Congress to end the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records. Instead, the government would ask phone companies

to search their records for possible links to terrorism. Obama said that any alternatives to the government holding onto the phone records posed difficult problems and raised privacy issues. And Republican Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said he believes the data is safer with the National Security Agency, even though he recommended it be moved from the agency’s custody. “We’re changing the program based on a perception, not a reality,” Rogers said shortly before he introduced legislation that would end the program in its current form. Americans, Rogers said, don’t want the government holding onto their data.

“They just didn’t have a comfort level with the NSA holding, in bulk, metadata, even though we had huge levels of protection,” Rogers said. “I do believe that privacy was better protected than you’re going to see in the phone companies.” The metadata is the number called, the number from which the call is made, and the duration and time of the call, but not the content of the call or the callers’ names. The White House proposal, which has not been described in great detail yet, and the House Intelligence Committee’s proposal both shift the custody of the phone records to the phone companies, which already hold onto the records for 18 months as federal regulations require.


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Many Ukrainian troops leave Crimea Pistorius expected By ADAM PEMBLE and PETER LEONARD The Associated Press FEODOSIA, Crimea – As former comrades saluted them from outside a base overrun by Russian forces, Ukrainian marines in Crimea piled into buses Tuesday to head back to the mainland. It was a low-key exit from this eastern Black Sea port, with fewer than a dozen friends and relatives on hand to bid the marines farewell. A troop transporter bearing black Russian military plates trailed the bus as it pulled away. Their departure came as Ukraine’s defense minister stepped down after harsh criticism for authorities’ often-hesitant reaction to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, which was formalized after a hastily organized referendum this month. And while Ukraine struggled to deal with its humbling by Russia, it also faced the menace of seething Ukrainian nationalists angered by the police killing of a leading radical. Troops were given the stark choice of either staying

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Ukrainian marines prepare to leave their base Tuesday in Feodosia, Crimea. In Crimea, Ukrainian soldiers piled onto buses and began their journey to Ukrainian territory on Tuesday, as former comrades saluted them from outside a base overrun by Russian forces. in Crimea and switching allegiance to serve under Russia’s military, or leaving the peninsula to keep their jobs with the Ukrainian defense forces. “The Russians threatened, intimidated, bullied and tried to get us to switch sides to Russia. It has been very difficult to resist this enormous pressure but I have made a choice that I can live with,” Senior Lt. Ana-

toly Mozgovoy told The Associated Press after arriving in the Ukrainian city of Genichesk . “We were greeted as heroes in Ukraine. I was able to breathe freely for the first time in months,” the 30-yearold Mozgovoy said. He said he left behind his wife and 7-month-old daughter, who were staying with his

mother-in-law in Crimea until he finds out where he is being permanently deployed. So far, 131 Ukrainian marines have left Crimea, the defense ministry said. They were being temporarily stationed at a military barracks in Genichesk but their final destination was still unclear. At a summit on nuclear security in The Hague, Netherlands, President Barack Obama said Russian troops would not be dislodged from Crimea by force. He noted that one of the achievements of his first nuclear summit in 2010 “was Ukraine’s decision to remove all of its highly enriched uranium from its nuclear fuel sites.” “Had that not happened, those dangerous nuclear materials would still be there now. And the difficult situation we’re dealing with in Ukraine today would involve yet another level of concern,” Obama said. In an address to parliament in the capital, Kiev, Defense Minister Igor Tenyukh denied that he had failed to issue clear instructions to his troops but reserved the right to resign.

Obama hails ‘fundamental shift’ on nuke security By MIKE CORDER The Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands – President Barack Obama hailed a “fundamental shift” in international efforts to fight nuclear terrorism as 35 countries pledged Tuesday to turn guidelines on nuclear security into national laws. At the close of a twoday summit, the group also agreed to open up their security procedures to independent review, a further step toward creating an international legal framework to thwart nuclear terrorism. The move is a joint initiative sponsored by host country the Netherlands, along with past summit hosts the

United States and South Korea. “I believe this is essential to the security of the entire world,” Obama said at a press conference wrapping up the summit. He added that more still needs to be done: “Given the catastrophic consequences of even a single attack, we cannot be complacent.” All 53 countries that participated in the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague agreed Tuesday to keep looking for ways to ensure that nuclear material doesn’t fall into the hands of terrorists. But the pledge to adopt nuclear guidelines into law and undergo external checks was endorsed by just 35 nations,

including France, Britain, Canada, Japan, Israel. Notably absent from that agreement were Russia, China, India and Pakistan. North Korea and Iran didn’t even attend. “We need to get the rest of the summit members to sign up to it, especially Russia, and we need to find a way to make this into permanent international law,” said Miles Pomper of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Speaking to The Associated Press after the summit, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the number who signed up was beyond his expectations and he expects more nations to sign up in

coming days. “This is a process of a big fleet of ships ... – 53 countries, four international organizations,” he said. “We have agreed to a very ambitious communique and at the same time we have a part of this fleet which is even wanting to go further and is inviting the others to join them. “ Since Obama launched the summits in 2010, the number of countries that have enough material to build a nuclear weapon has fallen from 39 to 25. This summit featured new reduction commitments, with Japan, Italy and Belgium pledging to reduce their stocks of highly enriched uranium and plutonium.

to testify at his trial By CARLEY PETESCH and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA The Associated Press PRETORIA, South Africa – Oscar Pistorius will probably testify at his trial later this week, a defense attorney said Tuesday after prosecutors rested t h e i r c a s e Oscar against the Pistorius double-amputee runner who is accused of murder in his girlfriend’s death. In a rare public comment, Pistorius said he was going through “a tough time” as the case advanced. “We’ve got a lot ahead of us,” he told reporters after the court adjourned. Defense lawyer Brian Webber said Pistorius is “likely” to take the stand to open the defense case. “I don’t think we have a choice. It’s a question of when,” Webber said of Pistorius’ testimony, which legal experts describe as critical because the judge will have a chance to assess firsthand whether he is credible. The case will be decided by Judge Thokozile Masipa with help from two assessors. South African courts do not have a jury system. After the prosecution rested, defense lawyer Barry Roux asked for time to consult some of the 107 state witnesses who had not testified against Pistorius, who admits shooting Reeva Steenkamp through the closed door of a toilet cubicle last year. Masipa adjourned the trial until Friday so Roux could prepare his arguments that Pistorius killed the 29-year-old model by accident, thinking she was an

intruder in his home. Pistorius has sometimes reacted emotionally in the courtroom. He shed tears this week during testimony about text messages that he and Steenkamp exchanged in the weeks before her death Feb. 14, 2013. In earlier testimony, he retched and vomited at a pathologist’s description of Steenkamp’s gunshot wounds. At other times, he has appeared calm, taking notes during testimony and conferring with his lawyers during breaks. The 27-year-old Olympian once basked in global publicity stemming from his achievements on the track but became an almost silent, somewhat cryptic figure after Steenkamp’s death, his account only outlined in legal statements that were carefully tailored by his high-powered legal team. Earlier Tuesday, Roux sought to show that Pistorius had a loving relationship with his girlfriend, referring to telephone messages in which they exchanged warm compliments and said they missed each other. The testimony contrasted with several messages read in court a day earlier in which Pistorius and Steenkamp argued, part of the prosecution’s effort to demonstrate that the athlete killed his girlfriend after an intense disagreement. In those messages, Steenkamp told the runner that she was sometimes scared by his behavior, which included jealous outbursts in front of other people. Roux was also granted permission to show video broadcast by Sky News that showed Pistorius and Steenkamp kissing in a convenience store.

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Monday’s search included equipment, dogs • MUDSLIDE Continued from page A1 Monday, they couldn’t get through roadblocks. “They are all eager to get down here, but unfortunately they can’t. It just shows how tight this community is,” he said. Doug Reuwsaat, who grew up in the area and was also helping in the search, said authorities had told people to stay away. “We’re related to a lot of these people from around here. So that’s why we’re here,” he said. The mudslide struck Saturday morning, a time when

most people are at home. Of the 49 structures in the neighborhood, authorities believe at least 25 were full-time residences. Monday’s search included aircraft, dogs and heavy equipment. Frustrations were growing as family members and neighbors waited for official word on the missing and the dead. Elaine Young and her neighbors uncovered several bodies Sunday and had to contact authorities to get them removed. They also found a chocolate Labrador named Buddy alive, and helped pull the dog from the rubble, leading her to wonder if other survivors could be out there, desperate for help.

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A Civil Air Patrol plane flies over the massive mudslide that killed at least 14 people and left dozens missing as shown in this aerial photo, Monday near Arlington, Wash. The search for survivors grew Monday raising fears that the death toll could climb.

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June when ComEd publishes its rates. Those who already have an alternative energy supplier will not be enrolled automatically. In 2012, city leaders approved a two-year contract with FirstEnergy Solutions

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Norma (Mathey) Clarner, formerly of Sycamore, will be 80 years old on March 26, 2014. Norma and her husband Ken live in Flora, IL. They have four children, Rich (Linda) Clarner, Evansville, IN; Ron (DeDe) Clarner, Olglesby, IL; Nan (Bruce) Richards; Jodi (Brian) Pride, Flora, IL. Norma will be celebrating her birthday with her family, including 14 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Norma would love to hear from her extended family and friends. Cards may be sent to 123 W. Washington St., Flora, IL 62839.

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• NIU Continued from page A1 state also is going toward funding for faculty pensions. “We’re not going to see this turn around,” said NIU President Doug Baker. “That means our revenue source is going to have to be us.” The university relies heavily on tuition and fees for its revenue, which makes enrollment a primary concern. NIU’s peak enrollment in recent years was in 2003. A chart shown during the workshop Monday projected enrollment in 2015 would be 81.5 percent what it was in 2003. Workshop participants offered many solutions to improve student retention, including better connecting students and alumni through social media, reaching out to

Nancy Suttenfield, NIU interim chief financial officer, created a video and PDF presentation illustrating NIU’s student retention problem and possible solutions. To view it, visit

those on academic probation, creating internship opportunities with alumni, and establishing retention scholarships for freshman and sophomores. The workshop initiative is part of Baker’s effort to improve the university and improve student experience. Another one of those efforts, the master plan thesis, details multiple ideas such as renovating John and Locust streets and adding an electric bus service

to reduce time spent walking to class. Another plan that has been discussed by NIU and city leaders is about improving the area on Lincoln Highway between downtown DeKalb and the campus. But at least one DeKalb homeowner, Michael Haji-Sheikh, said he felt residents had been left out of the loop. Haji-Sheikh lives in Ward 5, which includes the homes to the east of the campus. He said the neighborhood has worked for 10 years with the city on an improvement plan. Now, NIU wants to implement their own ideas that could lead to removing as many as half of the homes in the area without talking to homeowners, Haji-Sheikh said. “We don’t want to throw a new plan on top of us after 10

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years of work,” he said. “If they want their idea, they have to sit down with us.” Baker said the university will reach out to residents in Ward 5 as their plan progresses. Alberta Solfisburg, who works with the NIU Foundation, came up with the idea to establish scholarships for freshmen and sophomores, saying there are more scholarships available to juniors and seniors. Solfisburg said the older alumni she regularly works with are excited about Baker’s vision. “I wanted to learn and participate as much as possible, because I interact with the alumni,” she said. “They want to hear about what’s happening [with the university] and how it has grown.”

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Bold solution needed for many bad decisions While there may not be one single act that has led to Illinois leading the Midwest in job loss, and having the nation’s worst budget deficit or our record high tax rate, what is clear is that there have been a multitude of bad decisions and failures in leadership that have culminated in the state’s poor fiscal shape. The simple fact is, we face very real, serious challenges that can’t be solved with the politics of the past. The time for excuses and half measures has ended. We need bold, innovative solutions at this very moment because Illinois families are being punished by the failures of state government resulting in them paying more and getting less. Three years ago, Democrats – namely Gov. Pat Quinn– promised us that when they raised our taxes they would use that money to pay our backlog of bills. Three years later, the 67 percent tax increase has chased thousands of jobs out of Illinois, but our unpaid bills still remain at over $7 billion.

What’s the real impact of a billion-dollar deficit and the unpaid bills? Social service agencies don’t receive funding and they reduce their workload, jobs are lost, and taxpayers pay late payments which totaled $318 million last year alone. The impact of this mismanagement isn’t just about numbers, it’s affecting people and Illinois’ future. We were told that the tax increase would allow for greater investments in education and safety net programs for those who most need our help. Yet now we face a budget that seeks deep cuts to those very same programs. The state of our state’s budget is impacting the very fabric of our communities. The poor fiscal policy in Springfield is a major contributing factor to employers such as Caterpillar, that have chosen to expand outside of Illinois, and Office Max, which chose to leave the state entirely. And it’s not just employers who are leaving Illinois, it’s our neighbors. From July 2012 to July 2013, Illinois lost 40,000

residents, the most in the nation. We face big problems, but the good news is there are solutions if we elect people with bold ideas who are not committed to the status quo in Springfield. The lynchpin to Illinois’ economic recovery is not rooted in a complex algorithm; instead, it is found in something families do each day – balancing the budget. Indiana does it. Wisconsin does it. It’s time for Illinois to follow the lead of our neighbors and balance our budget. Only with a balanced budget can we begin to reprioritize our state’s investments, ensure our children have the resources they need to compete globally, make certain that those truly need of help are receiving the very best available and make greater investments in our communities. Unfortunately, politicians like Gov. Quinn have overseen unbalanced budget after unbalanced budget. These actions ignored our constitutional requirement to have a balanced

budget and catapulted Illinois into the position of having the nation’s worst budget deficit. We must put a stop this cycle of weak leadership and poor decisions that penalize citizens. As Gov. Quinn unveils his budget address today, it is my sincere hope that the numbers are real, the budget assumptions are sound and spending decisions are responsible and reflect the priorities of taxpayers. And most importantly, that he proposes a balanced budget. But if this budget is built on gimmicks, false assumptions and bad math, then it should be immediately rejected. We simply cannot afford any more bad decisions. Illinois is craving results that positively and meaningfully impact people’s lives. That begins right now with having an honestly balanced budget.

• Tom Cross, an Oswego Republican, is the minority leader in the Illinois House, where he represents the 97th District. He is the Republican nominee for state treasurer.

If DeKalb County officials’ plans to purchase Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park and relocate the residents of about 120 homes on the property fall through, a tremendous opportunity will be lost. For one, the county will lose out on more than $7 million in federal and state disaster funding, which will cease to be available after June 30, 2015. More importantly, the county will miss an opportunity to move some of its most impoverished residents out of the path of floodwaters from the Kishwaukee River. Evergreen Village, located off Route 64 just east of Sycamore, is in the Kishwaukee River flood plain. County For the record officials started working toward buying the property Evergreen Village is in a in 2007, after flooding caused flood plain. Government, extensive damage to homes and led to the forced evacfrom the federal to the local uation of the park. Many level, wants residents out residents could not return for their own safety. for weeks. Another round of flooding and evacuation occurred in 2008, and DeKalb County was awarded a $4.2 million federal grant in 2012 to move residents from the area. Another grant through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity added $1.4 million. Another $1.5 million in federal funds has been made available to relocate residents, bringing the total to $7.1 million. But with a June 30, 2015, deadline to use that money approaching, county officials last week went public with their frustration at stalled negotiations with Evergreen Village owner Frank Santoro. Santoro has had an independent appraisal done on his property, which includes the 19-acre park, along with 33 acres of farmland and 6 acres of railroad rightof-way. The appraisal valued the property at $2.6 million. The state has approved a purchase price of $1.47 million and rejected Santoro’s appraisal. County officials have set an April 16 deadline for Santoro to accept their offer or the project will be called off. Are these negotiations really doomed? Or is this an attempt by government officials to apply public pressure to Santoro? Our hope is that the latter is true, and that there is hope yet for this process. Santoro has owned the property since 1978. Any businessperson in his position would want to maximize the return on their investment, which includes more than three decades of labor in addition to whatever was spent to acquire the property. However, Evergreen Village is in a flood plain. Government, from the federal to the local level, wants residents out for their own safety. As a result, government likely is the only willing buyer Santoro will find. When government seeks to take private land, it has a responsibility to pay a fair price. However, Santoro makes it his business to rent land to people with the knowledge that a hard rain can force them all to flee for their safety, leaving the federal government and private charities to provide assistance and pay to help clean up the mess. That should be a factor in anyone’s appraisal of the property.


A monster gone: The wasted life of Fred Phelps Malaysia’s catastophe And what shall we say now that the monster has died? His estranged sons Mark and Nate told the world just a few days ago that their 84-year old father, Fred Phelps, was in the care of a hospice and “on the edge of death.” On Thursday morning, he went over the edge. The senior Phelps, of course, was the founder of Westboro Baptist “Church” in Topeka, Kan. He was the “God hates” guy. As in “God Hates China” (its divorce rates are too high), “God Hates Islam” (for being a false religion), “God Hates Qatar” (for being rich) “God Hates The Media” (for saying mean things about Westboro), “God Hates Tuvalu” (for having too many holidays), “God Hates America” (for tolerating homosexuality) and, of course, most notoriously, “God Hates Fags” – Phelps’ odious word for gay men and lesbians. He was also the man who applauded the deaths of American soldiers and picketed their funerals, under the dubious formulation that their dying represented God’s judgment upon this country. Westboro is a tiny “church” – hate group, actually – said to draw its membership almost exclusively from Phelps’ extended family. His sons say Phelps was excommunicated from it last year for some reason, which the “church” refused to confirm or deny, saying its “membership issues are private.” For what it’s worth, last week Phelps was conspicuous by his near absence from Westboro’s web-

VIEWS Leonard Pitts site, which once displayed his words and image prominently. Now the monster is gone. What shall we say? The people hurt and maligned by Phelps didn’t wait for his actual expiration to begin answering that question. They started days earlier when his sons announced that his end was near. One woman tweeted about Death needing rubber gloves to touch the body. Another woman set up a “Fred Phelps Death Watch” on Facebook. After his death, one person tweeted the hope that “his final hours were filled with immense physical pain and horrifying hallucinations.” You can hardly blame people for not being prostrate with grief. This man cheered the lynching of a young gay man in Wyoming. He turned the funerals of American military personnel into circuses. It is hard to imagine anyone more loathsome, despicable and justifiably reviled than he. And yet it is also hard not to feel saddened by this reaction, diminished by it. If one is a Christian as Phelps claimed to be, one may hear the voice of Jesus arising from conscience: “A new command I give you: Love one another.” And

you may demand an exemption from that command, because being asked to love the spectacularly unlovable Phelps is just too much. But, if you love only the lovable, what’s the point? What does that say or prove? Indeed, loving the unlovable pretty much constitutes God’s job description. Even beyond the obligations imposed by faith, however, there is something troubling in the idea that some of us willingly become what we profess to abhor, adopt extremist hatred in protest of extremist hatred. As Martin Luther King famously put it, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” It is hard to imagine that anyone beyond, perhaps, his immediate family, is sorry Fred Phelps is dead. And that is probably the truest barometer of his life and its value. But as most of us are not sorry, some of us are not glad, either. What we feel is probably best described as a certain dull pity. Phelps was given the gift, the incandescent miracle, of being alive in this world for over 80 years – and he wasted it, utterly. If God hates anything, surely God hates that.

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

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If you were perplexed by Monday’s announcement on the missing Malaysian airliner, no wonder. Prime Minister Najib Razak declared that the flight “ended” in the southern Indian Ocean, and the state-owned airline said that “we have to assume beyond a reasonable doubt” that the plane went down in the ocean, far off its course to Beijing. Both announcements were vague; neither said much about why or how. From the moment the plane went missing, the Malaysian government has been ham-handed in its dealings with grieving families and the global glare of attention. It delayed for hours saying anything after the plane first vanished, and over the next few weeks much of the information it disseminated was conflicting, wrong or misleading. Such a bizarre disaster would be difficult for any government to deal with, and a fair amount of uncertainty and confusion is expected. But the Malaysian government has shown signs of a deeper malaise that comes from a half century of rule without challenge or transparency. When the prime minister was about to make a statement recently, his spokesperson told reporters there would be no questions. According to Joshua Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations, writing in Bloomberg Businessweek, when reporters pressed for more access, the reply came back: “Go watch a movie.” When China, no champion of transparency, complains – as it did recently, asking for “more thorough and accurate information” from Malaysia – you know the depth of the problem. It is entirely premature to say what happened to the airplane. But it is not too early for Malaysia’s rulers to draw lessons from their unsteady performance of recent weeks and commit themselves to transparency and openness. Their alternative is not working. The Washington Post

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Wedel aiming to be jack of all kicks By STEVE NITZ AP photo

IPO seeks new way to trade star athletes SAN FRANCISCO – Professional athletes frequently get traded to other teams, but San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is about to be the first ever to be traded like a stock. Davis, an eight-year veteran of the National Football League, is serving as the litmus test for a risky concept: Whether sports stars should be treated like public companies, whose moneymaking potential can be bought and sold on an exchange by ordinary investors. San Francisco-based Fantex Inc. plans to operate the exchange and will orchestrate Davis’ initial public offering of stock after getting regulatory approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission. The deal requires Fantex to pay Davis $4 million in exchange for 10 percent of his future earnings, including some of his off-field income. To cover Davis’ fee, Fantex seeks to sell 421,100 shares of stock at $10 apiece. The company hopes to complete the initial public offering in the next few weeks. Davis, 30, will need to make more than $40 million just to deliver a small return on Fantex’s investment in him. Fantex is counting on him to earn most of that money after his current contract with the 49ers expires in 2015. By then, Davis will be at an age when it might be difficult for him to land another big payday, although there are precedents for it. That means the deal could prove to be more profitable for Davis. – Wire report

DeKALB – Could Tyler Wedel be a do-everything special teams kicker? Wedel has spent the past three seasons handling kickoffs for Northern Illinois. Last year, the senior put punting duties on his resume. In 2014, Wedel hopes to pull the trifecta, adding field goal kicking to his responsibilities, with Mathew Sims’ career now over. Wedel said he had all of last year to get his punting mechanics down, so this spring he’s been focusing more on field goals. Wedel said he tries to kick between 20 and 30 per practice. “I’ve gotten a lot better. I was recruited here as a punter and a kicker, they recruited me to do both,” said Wedel, who was his team’s kicker and punter at McFarland High School in Wisconsin. “I’m getting back to that form, I’m obviously a little more comfortable. Just have to work on staying focused and getting used to it.”

Last season, the coaching staff also trusted the running ability of Wedel, who was also a quarterback and defensive back in high school. Wedel, who was also the holder for Sims on field goals, had three rushing attempts – two fake punts and a fake field goal. With the Huskies trailing Iowa in the third quarter of the season opener, NIU faked a punt with Wedel taking off on a 42-yard run, which ended up being one of the biggest plays of the game. Wedel has an average of 59.8 yards per kickoff in his three seasons as the team’s kickoff specialist. He averaged 40.4 yards per punt in 2013. Leg strength isn’t a problem. “If it’s a good clear day, he’s anywhere from 40-50-something yards probably,” said Kevin Kane, the Huskies’ special teams coordinator. “We’ll see, we’re going to test it out hopefully Monica Maschak – this spring.” Kicker Tyler Wedel kicks off during the first quarter against Iowa at

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Kinnick Stadium on Aug. 31. Wedel could be NIU’s starting kicker for kickoffs, punts and field goals next season.


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8WHAT TO WATCH Pro baseball Preseason, Cincinnati Reds at White Sox, 3:05 p.m., CSN, MLBN The White Sox prepare to open the regular season next week with a spring training matchup against the Reds. Also on TV... Pro baseball Preseason, Washington vs. St. Louis, noon, ESPN Men’s college basketball NIT quarterfinals, Louisiana Tech at Florida State, 6 p.m., ESPN2 NIT quarterfinals, California at SMU, 8 p.m., ESPN2 NBA basketball Miami at Indiana, 7 p.m., ESPN Memphis at Utah, 9:30 p.m., ESPN NHL hockey Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m., NBCSN Soccer Premier League, Sunderland at Liverpool, 2:55 p.m., NBCSN Tennis ATP World Tour/WTA, Sony Open, quarterfinals, noon, ESPN2

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Genoa-Kingston junior midfielder Ashley Grimm talks to teammates while she puts her knee brace on before practice Tuesday morning in the gym. Grimm missed playing all of last season with a torn ACL.

Grimm, returning from torn ACL, looks to give Genoa-Kingston a boost By ROSS JACOBSON GENOA – Every day Ashley Grimm was there. She didn’t have to be, but for games, practices and even team dinners last spring, Grimm didn’t miss the chance to be with her Genoa-Kingston soccer teammates. It was one of the toughest times of her athletic career as Grimm had torn her ACL

in an indoor soccer game last winter, keeping her on the sideline for the entirety of her sophomore high school season. It was the first time she was forced to miss a significant amount of games, yet Grimm still wanted to be a full member of the team. “It was hard to watch. I wish I could’ve been out there to help my team out,” Grimm said. “But stuff happens. I learned a lot from sitting on

More inside For preview capsules of each area girls soccer team, look on page B2 the bench and watching how they work together.” Grimm could only observe as G-K put together a positive second-half run that propelled the Cogs into the regional

final against Indian Creek. There, G-K lost in overtime to a strong Timberwolves team that was stout defensively. “I think part of it was that we were still kind of learning about each other in the beginning of the year,” junior midfielder Nicole Hebel said. “The second half we knew our runs and we really started working together.” Grimm said she did a lot of scouting while sitting on the

bench last season, watching her own teammates as well as the Cogs’ opponents. She went to rehab twice a week, working to get her knee back to strength so she could play in 2014. Now she’s back to practicing and if Grimm can regain the form that made her an all-conference selection as a freshman, it should give a big boost to G-K.

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Bulls not looking back By HERB GOULD Chicago Sun-Times With Derrick Rose out and Luol Deng gone, who would have thought the Bulls would have the most wins (28) since Jan. 1 in the Eastern Conference and be jockeying for the No. 3 seed? “You’ve got to believe in yourself,” said Joakim Noah, admitting surprise. “If you would have told me at the beginning of the year that this would be the scenario, no. But there’s no time to be reminiscing. We’ve got to bring our A game, play with a lot of energy, play with a lot of passion and play smart.” Noah’s a huge part of the

over-achieving. Newcomer D.J. Augustin has brought a lot. Everyone staying healthy has been major. And in this surprisingly good season, Taj Gibson also has been surprisingly good. Always a strong defender and rebounder, he’s now providing critical scoring, too. When Gibson put up 23 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the Bulls’ 89-77 staredown of Indiana on Monday, it was the 12th time he’s scored at least 20 points this season. In his first four years as a Bull, he had a total of five 20-point games. “I always had a belief system,” Gibson said through his engaging Brooklyn ac-

cent. “Like Derrick told me, ‘Always believe in yourself. Just take it and run with it.’ My teammates always believe in me. That’s the main thing. Everybody believes in each other. One guy goes down, everybody else is just going to keep playing.” And like Noah, Gibson pointed out that the Bulls really have no time for this stuff now. Fans and media can reflect in mid-stream; players and coaches need to stay focused on the journey. The way Gibson responded with a big game vs. the Pacers three days after calling them out as floppers ought to

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Bulls forward Taj Gibson dunks during the first half the Bulls’ 89-77 win over Indiana on Monday. Gibson has scored at least 20 points in 12 games this season.

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THURSDAY Baseball East Aurora at Hinckley-Big Rock, 10 a.m. Ottawa Marquette at Indian Creek, 4:30 p.m. Softball Hinckley-Big Rock at East Aurora, 10 a.m., noon Ottawa at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m. Girls Soccer Sycamore at South Elgin tournament, TBA Girls Track Indian Creek at Oregon, 4:15 p.m.

FRIDAY Baseball DeKalb at Hampshire, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. Girls Soccer Hinckley-Big Rock in Lisle Tournament at Benedictine University, TBD

8SPORTS SHORTS Registration deadline for sports programs is Friday DeKalb Park District youth baseball, softball and T-ball registration is currently open. Walk-in registration is available at the Sports and Recreation Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The registration deadline is Friday. More information can be found at

Rockford race modified to half marathon in May Organizers of the annual Rockford Marathon announced Tuesday that the race will be reinstated and modified to a 13.1-mile half marathon and a 10-kilometer run May 25. An October announcement said that the race would go on hiatus in 2014 because of dwindling sponsor support. But organizers cited widespread community support in the following months as a reason to bring the race back in a different format. The start time for the race is 7 a.m. in downtown Rockford. Registration is now open at

Genoa-Kingston grad wins track and field award Genoa-Kingston grad and Augustana senior Liana Beauchamp was named as the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week for field events on Tuesday. Beauchamp won the hammer at the Rhodes Invitational, finishing with a throw of 48.35 meters (158-7).

Northern Illinois gymnasts advance to NCAA Regional Northern Illinois gymnasts Kim Gotlund and Amanda Stepp will represent the Huskies at the NCAA Regional in Fayetteville, Ark., on April 5. Gotlund, a senior, makes her second appearance as an all-around competitor, while Stepp, a junior, will compete in the floor exercise. Gotlund finished third in the allaround competition at the MAC Championships with a score of 38.950. Stepp was third in floor exercise with a mark of 9.850.

Former Bills QB expects more cancer surgery BUFFALO, N.Y. – Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is expected to have surgery again following the recurrence of cancer that his wife described as aggressive and “starting to spread.” Doctors for the 54-year-old former Buffalo Bills star are leaning toward surgery Thursday or perhaps April 1 at a New York City hospital, brother Dan Kelly told The Associated Press on Tuesday. – Staff, wire reports

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Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) celebrates his goal past Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32), Trevor Daley (6) and Ryan Garbutt (16) as teammate Duncan Keith watches during the first period Tuesday. The Hawks won, 4-2. For a complete recap of the Blackhawks’ game, visit

Gibson: ‘You have to be humble at all times’ • BULLS Continued from page B1 be pretty impressive to Bulls fans and other observers. But it won’t resonate for long with Taj. “You have to get this off your back quick,” he said. “In this league, once you start feeling good about yourself, somebody will come in and smack you right away. You have to be humble at all times. Enjoy

this night. And tomorrow it’s behind us.” With a needed three-day break until Friday, the Bulls might have bought themselves a few extra moments to savor their recent success. But not longer, not with Portland up next. The Trail Blazers have won five straight against the Bulls. “If you’re waiting to get to the playoffs to build your habits, you’re in trouble,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “The

championship teams I’ve been around bring it every day, whether it’s practice, meetings, walkthroughs. It’s about building the right habits. You have to play this game with an edge.” If Thibs is an unrelenting drill sergeant on the point, Gibson is a dedicated recruit. “We just follow what the bulletin board says,” Gibson said. “Thibs, he’s a guru. He’s in the lab every day from 9 to 5. We trust what he tells us.

Everybody is so familiar with the defense now, even our new guys are in sync. It shows in how we’re prepared for the games.’’ It also shows on the wonlost balance sheet. And the games of players like Gibson. Playoff tickets on sale: Tickets for the first two rounds of the playoffs will go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday at,, the United Center and 800-4NBA-TIX, the Bulls announced.

Grimm’s return gives Cogs flexibility up front • GRIMM Continued from page B1 Coach Randy Tate said her ability to control the midfield might give him the option to move Hebel up to forward, helping to replace some of the

scoring lost by the graduation of Shannon Schumacher. “She’s definitely very aggressive and has good ball control. She’s more experienced, mainly handles the ball, knows how to distribute, has good vision,” Tate said. “She’s a solid base for that center.”

While she’s been able to practice with the team through the early part of spring, Grimm says she continues to gain confidence in her knee with time. More practices outside on the grass rather than in the gym should expedite the process.

More than anything, Grimm is just anxious to play. “I think I’m close to 100 percent now. I feel more confident in the moves I do now,” Grimm said. “I’m not as hesitant now in going for the ball, taking it away or being not aggressive enough.”

2014 GIRLS SOCCER SEASON PREVIEW CAPSULES DeKALB Coach: Phil Rouse (seventh season) 2013 record: 14-2-2 Key returners: Kayla Perkins, sr., D/M; Maddie Frye, sr., GK; Morgan Beaty, sr., F/M; Abby Hickey, sr., F/M; Maddie Krmenec, sr., D/M; Ayslin Nachman, sr., F/M Outlook: The Barbs lost eight seniors from last year’s team. However, DeKalb will be bumped back down to Class 2A for the postseason. DeKalb is led by a group of five seniors who are four-year varsity players, something Rouse said has only happened once during his tenure as the head coach. Rouse’s take: “We’ve got five sophomores and a freshmen. We have 12 players that we have to kind of mix in. They’re all going to have to play some big minutes for us. This is about as deep a team as we’ve had.” GENOA-KINGSTON Coach: Randy Tate (ninth season) 2013 record: 8-13 (5-7 Big Northern Conference) Key returners: Alyssa Edwards, sr., GK; Nicole Hebel, jr., M; Viviana Beltran, jr., F; Ashley Grimm, jr., M; Allie Pfeiffer, sr., D; Katie McCluskey, jr., D Impact newcomers: Maggie Bouque, fr., M; Danyelle Crozier, fr., D Outlook: The Cogs get a boost

with the return of Grimm. Hebel should be at full strength for the entire season after tearing her ACL as a sophomore. G-K will look to replace the scoring prowess of Shannon Schumacher but should be a force after switching over to the BNC West. Tate’s take: “Looking to be competitive in all our games this season. Number of athletes is up from last year. Looking for someone to step up and be team leader right from the beginning.” HINCKLEY-BIG ROCK Coach: Paul Taeuber (sixth season) 2013 accomplishments: 12-72, Class 1A regional champion Key returners: Lauren Paver, sr., F; Jacqueline Madden, jr., M; Caitlin Flanigan, sr., D Impact newcomers: Annie Kossman, fr.; Meghan Menzel, fr.; Hannah Muller, fr. Outlook: H-BR will be hoping to build off of last year’s regional championship. Two starters are gone from last season, but all-area basketball players Paver and Madden should again be scoring threats for the Royals. Taeuber’s take: “Bring back a solid core who wants to build on what they did last year and compete against any team they play. Seven new freshman add depth but also inexperience that will hopefully be ready come IHSA postseason.” INDIAN CREEK Coach: Luke Anderson (third season) 2013 accomplishments: 11-4-

4, Class A regional champion Key returners: Emily Schilling, jr., M; Bailey Martenson, jr., M; Madison Spooner, jr., F; Josie Diehl, so., GK Impact newcomers: Arianna Ward, fr., D; Renee Corriveau, fr., F Outlook: Indian Creek lost a handful of key senior leaders from last year’s team that broke through with the program’s first regional title. Schilling will continue to split time between track and soccer, but was the team’s leading scorer last year. Diehl posted 11 shutouts in the team’s 19 games last year as a freshman. Anderson’s take: “It helps a ton when you have good positive and encouraging leaders on the team. Christina was a great leader her last year, but she wasn’t our top scorer. It’s nice to know that the rest of the team did a lot of the scoring. She was a huge asset to the team with her leadership role.” KANELAND Coach: Scott Parillo (10th season) 2013 record: 11-5-3 Key returners: Michelle Ortiz, sr., GK/M/F; Delaney Stryczek, sr., D/M; Jessica Coia, sr., F/M; Brittany Olson, sr., M/F Impact newcomers: Taylor Zitkus, fr. D; Holly Collingbourne, fr., M; Paige Guyton, fr. M; Lauren Ortiz, fr. M Outlook: Kaneland will have to replace goalkeeper Jordan Ginther, who is now playing at

Purdue, but the Knights return eight starters from last year’s team that took second in the conference. Parillo’s take: “We should be competitive in our games this year, and should be competing for conference.” SYCAMORE Coach: Dave Lichamer (13th season) Record: 9-12-2, Class 3A regional champions Key returners: Katherine Kohler, sr., M/F; Paige Kohler, sr., D; Alyssa Hemmerich, jr., M/F; Janae Carlson, jr., D; Alexis DeVita, jr., M; Alyssa Maillefer, jr., M; Amy Schroeder, sr., M; Emily Cook, sr., D; Anna Haub, so., D/M; Amanda Cook, so., GK Impact newcomers: Mallory Wolf, jr., M; Drew Moulton, jr., GK Outlook: Sycamore returns a lot of experience from last year’s team that won a regional title before running into Freeport in the sectional semifinals. Moulton, who is committed to Western Illinois, takes over as the starting goalkeeper after choosing to play club soccer last spring. Lichamer’s take: “It is early to tell, but what’s nice is having the number back that we have. It really helps. It gives me a sense of peace knowing that when we’ll get out there, we’re not going in there completely blind or fumbling around and figuring how what we’re supposed to be doing.”

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d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot Tuesday’s Results Orlando 95, Portland 85 Cleveland 102, Toronto 100 Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7 p.m. New York at L.A. Lakers, (n) Today’s Games Phoenix at Washington, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at Minnesota, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Miami at Indiana, 7 p.m. Denver at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. New York at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Memphis at Utah, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Portland at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Houston, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.

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Washington 72 34 27 11 79 208 213 Columbus 71 36 29 6 78 200 194 New Jersey 72 31 28 13 75 175 187 Ottawa 71 29 29 13 71 203240 Carolina 72 31 32 9 71 181 205 N.Y. Islanders 72 28 35 9 65 202 243 Florida 72 26 38 8 60 175 235 Buffalo 71 20 43 8 48 138 210 Two points for win, one point for OT loss d-division leader Tuesday’s Results Dallas at Chicago, (n) Los Angeles 5, Washington 4, SO Florida 3, Ottawa 2, SO St. Louis 5, Toronto 3 Phoenix 3, Pittsburgh 2 N.Y. Islanders 5, Carolina 4 Montreal 2, Buffalo 0 Columbus 4, Detroit 2Colorado at Nashville, (n) San Jose at Edmonton, (n) Today’s Games Vancouver at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 9 p.m. Thursday’s Games Blackhawks at Boston, 7 p.m. Phoenix at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Montreal at Detroit, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

MLB SPRING TRAINING Tuesday’s Results Colorado 4, White Sox 1 L.A. Angels 8, Cubs (ss) 4 Cubs (ss) vs. San Diego, (n) Minnesota 4, Baltimore 1 Atlanta 12, Detroit 3 Boston 4, Tampa Bay 2 Washington 7, N.Y. Mets 3 Miami 6, St. Louis 5 Pittsburgh 22, Toronto 5 Texas 5, Cleveland 0 Oakland 8, Cincinnati 4 San Francisco 5, Milwaukee 4 Philadelphia vs. N.Y. Yankees, (n) Seattle vs. Kansas City, (n) Today’s Games Cubs vs. Arizona, 3:10 p.m. Cincinnati vs. White Sox, 3:05 p.m. Baltimore (ss) vs. Boston, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Toronto, 12:05 p.m. Miami vs. Atlanta, 12:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota, 12:05 p.m. Washington vs. St. Louis, 12:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. San Diego, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Oakland, 2:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Texas, 2:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Cleveland, 3:05 p.m. Colorado vs. San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Houston, 5:05 p.m. Baltimore (ss) vs. Tampa Bay, 6:05 p.m Thursday’s Games White Sox vs. Cubs, 2:05 p.m. Washington vs. N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. Miami vs. St. Louis, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Pittsburgh, 12:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Detroit, 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m. Cincinnati (ss) vs. Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m. Arizona (ss) vs. Cincinnati (ss), 2:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Arizona (ss), 3:10 p.m. Minnesota vs. Boston, 6:05 p.m.


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Dodgers top spender, ending the Yankees’ 15-year streak By RONALD BLUM Associated Press

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Northern Illinois University defensive back Marlon Moore sheds a block during practice Tuesday morning at the Chessick Center.


Marlon Moore filling in at safety By STEVE NITZ DeKALB – Marlon Moore started 15 games at cornerback over the past two seasons. This spring, the junior has been taking reps at safety. It’s too early to tell if Moore will be at safety for good, but NIU head coach Rod Carey like his versatility. “We’re repping him there right now. We think he does a good job back there,” Carey said. “The good thing about Marlon, he’s played a lot of football, so he can play safety, corner, nickel. He can play it all.” This spring, NIU is without its starting safeties from last season. Jimmie Ward should be picked in the first few rounds of May’s NFL Draft, while senior Dechane Durante is dealing with a knee injury and hasn’t practiced this spring. • Senior offensive tackle Tyler Loos, who missed the final five games of last season with a broken leg, has been on the field. He hasn’t fully participated, but Carey said he should be ready to go for fall camp. • Wide receiver Matt Williams is no longer with the

team. Williams was recruited to NIU as a quarterback before being switched to wideout as a redshirt-freshman last year. He joined the Huskies’ baseball team this spring, and has decided to play the sport fulltime. Williams currently has a 3.38 ERA in 10⅓ innings on the mound. • Wide receiver Angelo Sebastiano has also left the program. Sebastiano played in six games last season, catching six passes for 83 yards. He also returned nine punts for 97 yards. • Linebacker Rasheen Lemon, who played in two games last season beore being suspended for a violation of team rules is no longer with the program. • Linebacker Jamaal Bass and offensive tackle Ryan Brown are recovering from offseason surgeries, and won’t fully participate in spring practice. Both will be ready to go for fall camp, Carey said. • Wide receiver Tommylee Lewis is dealing with a foot injury, and has also been limited. “We’re resting him, trying to take care of him and get everything right,” Carey said, “because he was banged up the last full half of the season.”

NEW YORK — Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers have knocked Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees off baseball’s payroll perch, part of an offseason spending spree that has the average salary approaching $4 million for the first time. The Dodgers are ending the Yankees’ 15-year streak as baseball’s biggest spenders and as of Tuesday had a projected payroll of $235 million, according to study of all major league contracts by The Associated Press. New York, which last failed to top the payroll rankings in 1998, was a distant second at $204 million. After that, it was another huge gap to Philadelphia at $180 million, followed by Boston at $163 million and Detroit at $162 million. Houston is last at $45 million, up from $27 million at the start of last year, and Miami at $48 million remains 29th. Some large-market teams are among the smaller spenders, with the New York Mets and Cubs projected at $89 million, ranked 22nd and 23rd. Rodriguez, who holds the record for the largest deal in baseball history at $275 million over 10 years, is suspended for the season for violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract. Because of the ban, he will earn only $3,868,852 of his $25 million salary — 21 days pay for the 183day season. Greinke would have become the highest-paid player, even if Rodriguez was getting all his cash. The pitcher has a $24 million salary in the second season of his $147 million,

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke throws during spring training baseball practice in Glendale, Ariz. six-year contract, and because he can opt out of the deal after the 2015 season, baseball’s accounting rules call for his $12 million signing bonus to be prorated over the first three seasons. “We’ve got great ownership and a great fan base, and we need to do what we can to win games,” Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said last week in Sydney, where Los Angeles swept its opening, two-game series against Arizona. “I don’t think the guys worry about it. I know we don’t worry about it,” Colletti said. “We’re expected to win, and that’s how we go about it. Money doesn’t mean you win. Money just means you have a chance to get the best players.” As of Tuesday, the average salary projected to be between

$3.95 million and $4 million, with the final figure depending on how many players are put on the disabled list by the time opening-day rosters are finalized at 3 p.m. Sunday. That translates to a rise of 8 to 10 percent from last year’s opening average of $3.65 million and would be the largest increase since 2006 or possibly even 2001. Illustrating the rate of escalation, the opening-day average was $1.07 million when Derek Jeter first reached the major leagues in 1995, broke the $2 million mark in 2001 and spurted past $3 million in 2008. Following Greinke on the highest-paid list are Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard and Cliff Lee at $25 million, the Yankees’ CC Sabathia at $24.3 million,

and Seattle’s Robinson Cano and Texas’ Prince Fielder at $24 million each. The AP’s figures include salaries and prorated shares of signing bonuses and other guaranteed income for players on active rosters, disabled lists and the restricted list. For some players, parts of deferred money are discounted to reflect current values. Payroll figures factor in adjustments for cash transactions in trades, signing bonuses that are the responsibility of the club agreeing to the contract, option buyouts, and termination pay for released players. • AP Sports Writer Dennis Passa and AP freelance writers Mark Didtler and Jon Santucci contributed to this report.


Rangers showing interest in Barney By GORDON WITTENMYER

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Northern Illinois University kicker Tyler Wedel during indoor spring practice Tuesday morning at the Chessick Center in DeKalb.

Wedel went 3 for 5 on field goal attempts in ’13 • WEDEL Continued from page B1 Wedel got a taste of collegiate field goal kicking a year ago – hitting 3 of 5 kicks. He handled field goal duties in games against Akron and Central Michigan with Sims out with a leg injury, though Wedel said it was a tough situation, as Sims was more dayto-day and Wedel didn’t know if he would be kicking until game day. Wedel hadn’t been practicing field goals last season until Sims went down, so he didn’t have as many field goal reps as he would have liked to fine-tune his mechanics. Wedel would hit field goals from 42, 21 and 34 yards in his two games. Two of his attempts against Akron – from 46 and 40 yards - were blocked. “It was a difficult task. I did the best I could,” Wedel said. “Those two blocks, those were

the only problems that were with last year’s kicks.” The Huskies have one other kicker with the team this spring, sophomore Josh Orne who walked on to the team during the 2013 season. NIU will bring in a kicker (Christian Hagan) and punter (Peter Deppe) this fall. At this point in his career, Wedel’s a seasoned veteran. If he gives the Huskies the best option at all three special teams spots, the staff has no problem using him in every role. “Tyler’s kind of a rare guy where he can do all three. He can kick off, he can do field goals and he can punt. He’s going to have that opportunity to try and do all three this spring,” Kane said. “We’ve got some guys coming in in the fall that will hopefully challenge him and take a little load off him maybe, but if he’s the best, he’s the best.”

MESA, Ariz. — If the Texas Rangers have anything left of interest in their farm system – and if their “haunted” general manager is willing to trade with the Cubs again – Darwin Barney could be the next Cub to head to Texas. The Rangers had a scout at Tuesday’s game against the Angels to specifically evaluate the Cubs’ Gold Glove second baseman (who played shortstop Tuesday), according to a major league source. The Cubs have fielded calls this week from teams looking to fill late-spring roster needs, said another source. The Rangers – two seasons removed from back-to-back World Series appearances – lost second baseman Jurickson Profar to a shoulder inju-

ry that could sideline him half the season. Some in the organization are skeptical Texas GM Jowwn Daniels would be eager to jump into negotiations after sending six young players to the Cubs the last two seasons for so-so rent-a-player performances from Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza. “[The Garza] one’s got a chance to haunt us and haunt me,” Daniels recently told the Arizona Republic. Meanwhile, Cubs manager Rick Renteria was conspicuously vague when asked if he still considers Barney his starting second baseman – as he had said early in camp. “I think as we go into the season we have certain guys that are going to play particular positions and the second day you might see a different lineup,” Renteria said. “The

reality is that the matchups that we have and that we’re looking at throughout the course of the season will determine how we use all our guys.” If Mike Olt wins the third base job, the Cubs would have a surplus of players available for second base, including lefty hitting Luis Valbuena, who otherwise would be a platoon third baseman. Castro passes test: As promised, the Cubs “pushed” shortstop Starlin Castro in aggressive fielding drills Tuesday, and he responded well enough to put to rest any lingering doubts that his hamstring could be a problem going into the season. “He did some extensive, strong, agility fielding,” manager Rick Renteria said. “Left, right, forward, back – quick, explosive actions, and he

looked good in all of them. “I’m totally comfortable with his health. He’s 100 percent. Totally comfortable with it.” Castro seemed even more upbeat than he had been in recent days as he works back from the March 2 hamstring injury “I didn’t feel anything,” he said, “not scary, nothing.” Castro, who hasn’t played in a big-league spring game since the injury, is scheduled to play six or seven innings in the field in a minor-league game Wednesday, with at least six trips to the plate, and then be evaluated for a possible game or two on the big-league side before heading to Pittsburgh for Monday’s opener. The Cubs have three games left after Wednesday before breaking camp.


Nieto earns roster spot as backup catcher By DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN GLENDALE, Ariz. – The White Sox liked what they saw of catcher Adrian Nieto early on in camp. The only drawback for the Rule 5 draft pick – and it’s significant – is how he will navigate a jump from Class A to the major leagues. The Sox have decided that Nieto will be the one to back up Tyler Flowers behind the plate, choosing him over Hector Gimenez. “He’s earned it,” manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday. “The receiving ability and [controlling the] running a game was more advanced than I thought he would be. We are comfortable with that. “I don’t think by any means he’s a finished product. Where he’s at is pretty impressive from where he started out when he got here in the spring. I feel confident he can handle it.” Pitchers like throwing to Nieto, and he handles the bat well enough. A

switch-hitter, Nieto is 5-for-20 with two doubles and five RBIs in Cactus League games. Nieto batted .282 with 11 homers Because Nieto was a Rule 5 pick, he must stay on the active roster all season or be placed on waivers. “The pitchers enjoy throwing to him,” Hahn said. “We’ve had conversations with each of the starters and most of the relievers about their comfort level with each of the catchers and their reviews have been good.” Beckham update: Ventura didn’t rule out second baseman Gordon Beckham (left oblique strain) being ready for Opening Day on Monday, but it is a long shot. Beckham is hitting and taking ground balls, but he would need to get in an extended spring game here before playing, and the club will be cautious about getting him back on the field. “There’s people that want me to take it easy, getting back,’’ Beckham said. “If I feel good enough to go, then we’ll go on Monday. If not, I don’t think it will be a prolonged stint, it would be one of those things the first day I could come off, I’d

probably come off.” Beckham, who hasn’t played since March 14, could go on the disabled list retroactively so it wouldn’t have to be for 15 days if he starts the season on the DL. “You don’t want to rush him to get back,” Ventura said. “You know it’s going to be cold.” Konerko and the opener: Ventura said the Adam Dunn/Paul Konerko designated hitter platoon won’t always be a strict righty/lefty matchup, even though Konerko’s role has been defined as a DH against lefties and occasional sub for Jose Abreu at first base. Konerko, who is retiring after the season, might get the start on his last Opening Day because it’s Opening Day. “That’s a possibility,” Ventura said. Pitching plans: While the Sox are at Birmingham to play their AA affiliate, Jose Quintana will pitch in a minor-league game in Arizona. Erik Johnson will do the same on Saturday. Donnie Veal, Scott Downs, Matt Lindstrom, Maikel Cleto, David Purcey and Zach Putnam are slated to pitch in Birmingham.


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Bills owner Wilson, 95, dies By JOHN WAWROW Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. – During his 95 years, Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson went from fan to “Foolish Club” member to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, enjoying every step along the way. The NFL lost the person regarded as the league’s “conscience” on Tuesday, when Wilson died at his home around 1:40 p.m. Bills president Russ Brandon an-

nounced Wilson’s death at the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. His death resonated among the owners – from old to new. Wilson played an integral role in establishing the modern game, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009. In 1959, Wilson founded the Bills in helping establish the upstart American Football League, whose owners were dubbed “The Foolish Club” for having the chutzpah to challenge the NFL. Some five

years later, Wilson played an influential role in setting the framework of the two leagues’ merger. “Ralph Wilson was a driving force in developing pro football into America’s most popular sport,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “Ralph always brought a principled and common-sense approach to issues.” The last surviving member of the original AFL owners, Wilson died at his home in Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.

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SECTION C Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Daily Chronicle

Features editor Inger Koch •

Tweaking a

classic By L.V. ANDERSON Slate


ome chocolate chip cookie questions are easy. Should you put nuts in your chocolate chip cookies? No, obviously. Should your chocolate chip cookies be chewy or crunchy? Chewy, duh. Others are more difficult. Should you stick with the classic recipe, the one that Ruth Wakefield invented at the Toll House Inn in 1938 and that has adorned packages of Nestle chocolate chips for decades? Or should you choose a newfangled, sophisticated, scientifically refined recipe, like the one The New York Times published in 2008? (The ingredients list for the Times recipe, based on French pastry chef Jacque Torres’ version, begins, “2 cups minus 2 tablespoons [8 1/2 ounces] cake flour, 1 2/3 cups [8 1/2 ounces] bread flour . . . “ 1-2-3-4 cake this is not.) I have a hard time answering this question. There’s something about the proposition of finding the “perfect” chocolate chip cookie via cold, calculating clinical trials, that smacks of hubris. Surely tradition counts for something. (And surely people should not have to get out their digital scales every time they want to make cookies.) I am also wary of French chefs who think they understand chocolate chip cookies better than Americans do. Then again, tastes change over time, and some developments – like the idea of sprinkling sea salt over your cookies before baking them – are undeniably very good. (The combination of chocolate and sea salt is far superior to the more traditional combination of caramel and sea salt.) So I recommend a middle way – a pastiche of old and

A pastiche of old and new combine for the perfect chocolate chip cookie

new that everyone can agree on, like Pharrell’s “Happy.” An updated Toll House cookie that does not require mad-scientist-style meticulousness. It doesn’t require a trip to a specialty store, either. Contra The New York Times, you do not need “1 1/4 pounds bittersweet chocolate disks or fèves, at least 60 percent cacao content,” nor do you need, as some cookbook authors recommend, to chop up dark chocolate bars by hand. (There are few tasks less pleasant than chopping chocolate: The chocolate dust gets everywhere.) You can get Ghirardelli chocolate chips, or another decent brand, at most grocery stores these days. And the convenience of dumping a bag of chocolate chips into your mixing bowl is priceless. The ratios in the recipe you find below are quite similar to those of Wakefield’s recipe: I use slightly less flour and baking soda to encourage chewiness, and I use more vanilla, because more vanilla is almost always a good idea. I also strongly endorse using all brown sugar instead of a mix of white and brown: Brown sugar confers moisture and a subtle caramel flavor to everything you put it in, and those traits are highly desirable in chocolate chip cookies. So what concessions do I make to the Times? There’s that sprinkle of sea salt to offset the sweet richness of the cookie dough. I also tip my hat to the Times for emphasizing the importance of refrigeration. You should always, always refrigerate your cookie dough for at least a couple of hours before baking it – the longer the refrigeration time, the better the consistency of the final product. But equally important to consistency, keep in mind, is not overbaking: As soon as the edges of the cookies are

golden brown, pull them out of the oven. A minute makes the difference between chewy and crunchy – and while a crunchy cookie isn’t bad, exactly, it’s best avoided.

Chocolate Chip Cookies Yield: 40 to 45 cookies Time: 3 hours, mostly unattended (or longer, depending on how long you refrigerate the dough) 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 2 large or 3 small eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon fine-grain salt 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips About 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt Beat the brown sugar and butter with the paddle attachment of a stand mixer (or with a handheld mixer in a large bowl). Add eggs and vanilla and beat to combine. Add the baking soda and fine-grain salt and beat to combine, then add the flour and stir just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Wrap the dough in foil or plastic wrap (or simply cover the bowl) and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 3 days. Heat oven to 350 degrees F and grease one or two baking sheets (or line them with parchment paper). Drop the dough by the rounded tablespoonful onto the baking sheet(s), leaving 2 inches between cookies. Sprinkle a small pinch of coarse sea salt on each cookie, then bake until the cookies are mostly firm and their edges are golden brown, 9 to 11 minutes. Transfer the cookies to wire racks or paper towels, and repeat with the remaining dough and salt. Serve warm.

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Meet the woman who invented the chocolate chip cookie By CAROLYN WYMAN Slate Julia Child and James Beard have nearly as much name recognition to many Americans as the Founding Fathers. But when was the last time you ate one of their dishes? I’m betting it’s a lot longer ago than your last chocolate chip cookie. Yet, probably not one in 20 Americans know the name of the chef who invented America’s favorite cookie, if they even realize they were invented. Chocolate chip cookies are so ubiquitous and taken for granted many people assume they’ve been around as long as apple pie and ice cream and have equally ancient, anonymous origins. These cookies were actually dreamed up within the lifetime of many living sugar addicts by a visionary named Ruth Wakefield, and it’s about time we paid homage. She was a Depression-era owner

of the Toll House restaurant in Whitman, Mass., who decided in 1938 to up the appeal of some butterscotch cookies she had been serving aside dishes of ice cream with some cut-up pieces of chocolate bar. And thus an American dessert icon was born. That alone should have been enough to earn her Ruth Wakefield place in history. But adding candy to a cookie also made Wakefield a combination dessert pioneer. In these days of Oreo-stuffed cupcakes and Heath Bar ice cream, the idea of hybridizing desserts is banal, but in the late 1930s, it was revolutionary. Wakefield’s recipe led to the invention of one of only a few food products created for use in a specific recipe – the chocolate chip. After Wakefield granted the rights to her recipe to Nestlé, the chocolate

chip (née Toll House) cookie also became the most frequently made back-of-the-package recipe. (It still is.) In short, Wakefield’s contribution to the national sweet tooth is monumental. So why have so few people ever heard of her? Part of the reason for Wakefield’s relative obscurity is her main focus during her lifetime was on her restaurant, not her personal brand. Ruth Wakefield’s Toll House was one of Massachusetts’ most beloved restaurants, renowned for its classic New England food, colonial decor and service. Wakefield ran a tight ship: She and her husband, Ken, were almost always on the premises to greet customers and oversee the multibuilding operation. Waitresses trained for three months before getting their full workload of two tables, which might not seem like much unless you know that Wakefield’s expectations included silverware

placed one thumbprint away from the edge of the table, orders memorized, uniforms “neatly pressed, stocking seams straight, shoes clean,” as laid out by the restaurant’s seven-page service manual. “No military machine or factory production line was ever geared to more smooth-running cohesion,” the restaurant’s post-war promotional booklet intoned. “Long-range planning and constantly studied personnel are reflected in an operating teamwork flawless in its unrolled perfection. Confusion is unknown.” In short, this is not the kind of place where things happened by accident. And yet if you have heard anything about Ruth Wakefield, it’s probably she invented the chocolate chip cookie in a panic or a pinch, deciding to substitute pieces of chocolate cut up from a bittersweet candy bar she had on hand when she ran out of nuts for a cookie she served at her restaurant. Or you may even

have heard that Wakefield spilled chocolate morsels into her cookie dough unintentionally, after a nearby mixer started running amok. Versions of these stories are all over the Internet and also in almost every other article or book written about the chocolate chip cookie, along with the equally bogus corollary that Wakefield expected the nut-sized nuggets of chocolate to melt into the cookies’ crumb and was surprised when they stayed intact. But every part of this tale is utterly specious. Not only was Wakefield highly organized, she also had a college degree in household arts – in other words, she understood how chocolate and cookie dough behaved when heated. And she gave several (admittedly hard to find) newspaper interviews and one speech about how she invented the cookie on purpose.

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Chocolate treats for those you love By SALLY ANN SHURMUR The Associated Press Chocolate. Drizzled over strawberries, melted in a fondue pot, flavoring cakes and pies and cheesecakes, or eaten as candy one deliciously decadent bite at a time, few can resist the temptation of chocolate. You might want to spend some time in the kitchen creating something for those special to you. Here are a couple ideas you might want to try.

Gooey Chocolate Cookies 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese,

softened 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) chocolate cake mix

(Recipe courtesy of “Taste of Home Almost Homemade 2012,” Reiman Publications)

Sweetheart Brownie Sundae In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add cake mix and mix well (dough will be sticky). Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Roll round tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 9 to 11 minutes or until tops are cracked. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.

1/4 cup butter (no substitutes) 2 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate 1 egg 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup vanilla ice cream, softened Chocolate Sauce: 1 cup water

1/2 cup baking cocoa 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons butter Confectioners’ sugar In a microwave oven or double boiler, melt butter and chocolate; cool for 10 minutes. In a mixing bowl, beat egg, brown sugar, vanilla and salt. Stir in chocolate mixture. Add flour; mix well. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil and grease the foil. Spread batter evenly into pan (batter will be thin). Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate until firm. using a 3-1/2 by 3-1/2 inch heart pattern or cookie cutter,

mark four hearts on surface of brownies; cut with a knife. Spread ice cream on two hearts; top each with a second heart. Wrap in plastic wrap; freeze in a single layer overnight. For chocolate sauce, combine water, cocoa and sugar in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer for 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in butter until melted. To serve, dust brownie hearts with confectioners’ sugar and drizzle with warm chocolate sauce. Store any leftover sauce in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 servings.

(Recipe courtesy of “Taste of Home’s Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook,” Reiman Publications)

Easy elegance Ganache is always in style By MARGARET MAPLES More Content Now Here’s a delicious dessert that looks professional but is easy to make. It’s the perfect finale to an intimate dinner or a feast for a few special friends. Our tart is inspired by a much-splattered entry in “Santa Fe Recipe,” a 1989 collection of dishes from that city’s restaurants. It popped up in a used-book exchange and I knew immediately, just from the chocolate smears, that this dessert is a keeper. As prepared at Comme Chez Vous, a restaurant which has since closed, this dessert had a pecan crust and was assembled in a single pan. I reworked the recipe, switching to a pecan/walnut crust in four 4-inch tart shells. For the filling, I experimented first with couverture chocolate, the high-end type favored for candy and fancy desserts. It worked beautifully, of course, but then I tried more affordable dark chocolate morsels from the supermarket baking aisle. If you use morsels or bits, be sure to buy real chocolate. And remember that some “bake-stable” morsels are better for chocolate chip cookies than for ganache, even though cream certainly will smooth the way. I used Nestle dark chocolate morsels and ended up eating three of the tarts myself. I couldn’t help it. They called to me from the refrigerator. A word about ganache. Chocolate ganache is basically a mix of cream and chocolate. Some cooks make it by simply bringing cream to a low boil and pouring it over chopped chocolate. They wait five minutes and stir. The procedure for this tart is a little different. First, melt the chocolate gently over water that has been boiled and then moved off the heat. While the chocolate melts, prep the cream by heating it to a very high simmer and whisking in a beaten egg. This usually cooks some of the egg. To capture the unincorporated particles, pour the cream mixture through a strainer into the melted chocolate. Stir the cream and chocolate together with a spoon, but to make the filling really velvety, finish it by beating with a hand mixer. Fill the tart shells and chill them for at least two hours. Ready at last, the tarts can be topped with whipped cream and berries. These desserts are very rich and are probably generous enough to share unless you’re entertaining raving chocoholics. In that case, make two tarts apiece for your guests and be prepared to distribute copies of the recipe. You’ll be so popular! This ganache filling will be firm enough for easy dividing, but show your chocoholic friends some love: Don’t make them share.

Chocolate Ganache Tarts For the crust: 3/4 cup pecans 3/4 cup walnuts 1/4 cup granulated sugar 3 T unsalted butter pinch salt

• COOKIE Continued from page C1 “We had been serving a thin butterscotch nut cookie with ice cream. Everybody seemed to love it, but I was trying to give them something different,” Wakefield told the Boston Herald-American in 1974. Like any smart restaurateur, Wakefield was always looking for ideas to improve her business. I think the persistence of

Chocolate Ganache Tarts

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For the ganache filling: 1 1/4 cups chopped semisweet chocolate or semisweet/dark chocolate morsels 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream, plus more whipping cream to use as topping 1 egg, beaten Fresh fruit, such as raspberries, strawberries or sliced bananas Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. On a rimmed baking pan, arrange four 4-inch tart pans that have removable bottoms. Set aside. Place nuts, sugar, butter and salt in a food processor and pulse until a fine-grained mixture forms. Over-processing can produce nut butter, so watch the mixture carefully.

the “dumb luck” story says less about her than it does about us, specifically about pervasive sexist attitudes. That Ruth Wakefield invented the chocolate chip cookie by dint of training, talent and hard work may not appeal to people who like their women quiet, passive and unassuming. But people who knew Wakefield know she was a gifted cook and a shrewd entrepreneur – the furthest thing from a shrinking violet. Even her decision to give

her cookie recipe away for free – first just to restaurant patrons, and then to Nestlé for use on their chocolate bars’ and chips’ packaging – was a sign of her business acumen. Recipes cannot be copyrighted, and by inking her deal with Nestlé 75 years ago this week, Wakefield was engaging in cross-promotional marketing decades before that phrase was even invented. Ads for Nestlé’s SemiSweet Chocolate Bar and, later, their Semi-Sweet Morsels

referenced the recipe source as “the famous Toll House Inn at Whitman, Massachusetts” and “Mrs. Ruth Wakefield’s Cook Book Toll House Tried and True Recipes, on sale at all bookstores.” Wakefield’s cookbook became a best-seller, in large part because of this national publicity. So there is no need to cry for Ruth Wakefield. Between her restaurant and her cookbook, she was as close to a cooking celebrity as America had in those

Divide it among the tart pans and press into each pan to form crust. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake. Remove and allow to cool. Can be made a day ahead and refrigerated. In the bottom of a double boiler, bring about 1 inch of water to a boil. Remove from heat. Place chocolate in the top of the double boiler and melt over the hot water. In a second pan, bring cream to a very high simmer. While whisk- ing cream, add egg slowly. Pour cream mixture through a strainer into the melted chocolate. Mix by hand with a spoon or spatula, then finish with a hand mixer. Divide the ganache among the prepared pans. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. To serve: Decorate each tart with a dollop of whipped cream and your favorite fruit. Makes 4 tarts.

days, known to and visited by virtually every celebrity who passed through Greater Boston from the ‘30s through the ‘60s, including culinary ones like Duncan Hines, Howard Johnson and Julia Child. But Wakefield’s renown was tied to her restaurant, which did not maintain her standards under subsequent owners after her retirement, and then burned to the ground at the dawn of New Year’s Day 1985. By then, her most famous culinary off-

spring already had a well-established life apart from Wakefield and the Toll House restaurant. But just because people take chocolate chip cookies for granted doesn’t mean they should. The next time you have one, please raise your glass of milk to the strong, smart woman who invented them.

• Carolyn Wyman is the author of “The Great American Chocolate Chip Cookie Book” (Countryman Press).

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Sycamore sends young authors to conference


DAILY CHRONICLE Sycamore Community Unit School District 427 proudly announces three representatives have been selected to participate in Illinois’ 40th annual Statewide Young Authors Conference. The conference will be held May 17 at Illinois State University in Normal. The representatives are: Olivia Kirby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Kirby, a second-grader from South

Prairie Elementary School. Erin Templin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Templin, a fifth-grader from South Prairie. Pedro Villa, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Villa, a seventh-grader from Sycamore Middle School. Many students participated in the program district-wide. Each student who participated received a Certificate of Award at their respective building.

The three students were selected by a team of retired teachers. They will have the opportunity to meet with noted children’s authors and will have their manuscripts on display at the state conference. All three students will receive state certificates. The Sycamore School District Board of Education honored these students at their March 11 board meeting, which was held at Sycamore Middle School.

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Recently the Somonauk Leland Sandwich FFA chapter took part in the Ag Legislative day event in Springfield. The FFA members took part in the event with various agriculture commodity groups on March 6 with more than 600 FFA members from across the state. Members assembled commodity gift baskets, then delivered the baskets and lunches to representatives and state senators. The Somonauk Leland Sandwich FFA members were able to meet with Sen. Tim Bivins and Rep. Tom Demmer, and tour the state Capitol.

KC offers barn quilting class DAILY CHRONICLE The Continuing Education department at Kishwaukee College will offer a one-day class in Barn Quilting Basics from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5 in Room B1426 at the college. The class will be taught by Barn Quilt experts Kristine Winkler and Lynn Lokken from Green County, Wis., where Barn Quilts have become very popular and have increased agritourism in the area. “Barn Quilting” refers to a form of artwork in which painted quilt pattern squares are created on boards and then mounted on barns, usually in a way that the quilt square is visible from a near-


by road. In some regions, including Green County, there are “Barn Quilt Trails” that feature a mapped drive in the country showcasing barn quilts on each of several neighboring farms and incorporating stops at other agritourism facilities, including orchards and berry farms. In the Kishwaukee College Continuing Education class, participants will learn the origins and fundamentals of creating barn quilts. Participants should bring a 2-foot by 2-foot foot square of three-quarter-inch plywood that has been primed twice. Participants also should wear clothing that can get paint on it. Often

people will choose a quilt pattern that has personal significance. Participants also can design their own unique quilt square. Participants should bring whichever quilt square pattern they have chosen printed on a sheet of paper. The $120 cost for the class includes $15 for supplies. Participants should bring a sack lunch that does not require refrigeration. For more information on Barn Quilting, visit www., and for more information on the Barn Quilting Basics class or to register, call Kishwaukee College Continuing Education at 815-825-2086, ext. 2040.

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Clients of Opportunity House enrolled in the Learning for Life Program visited DeKalb Implement in Sycamore on March 6. Learning for Life is an educational program offered in partnership with Opportunity Houseand Kishwaukee College. In the program, Opportunity House clients participate in classes that focus on one subject area and, through use of textbooks, workbooks, hands-on activities and field trips, learn about the subject matter. Clients are now enrolled in a class titled, “The History of Transportation: Trains, Planes, Autos and Farm Equipment,” designed and taught by instructor Carla Raynor. While visiting DeKalb Implement, the class learned about John Deere farming equipment including tractors, combines and planters.

Girls in fourth- through sixth-grade can attend one of two Science Siesta events planned for the spring of 2014. The first Science Siesta will be held Friday, April 11 to Saturday, April 12, and the second will be Friday, April 25 to Saturday, April 26. Both events will be held at the Discovery Center and

Burpee Natural History Museums in Rockford. These events are action-packed overnights sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension that combine the fun of a pajama party with hands-on science experiences. Both events will begin at 5 p.m. with registration and conclude at 8:30 a.m. the next

morning. The registration fee is $40 and includes pizza, snack, breakfast, admission to the Discovery Center Museum and Burpee Museum of Natural History, and many fun activities. For information and to register, visit or call 815-758-8194.


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Husband can’t erase wife’s writing on affair Dear Abby: I have been married almost 20 years. Eight years ago my wife began an emotional affair with a co-worker. It lasted a year, until he left the company. Although they never had sex, they did have some physical contact that most people would consider inappropriate, and my wife considered ending our marriage because of the feelings she had for him. She now says the episode was a huge mistake and she loves me more than ever. The problem is, she wrote many entries about him in a journal. I know she kept writing about him several years after they lost contact, including saying that she loved him more than a year after he’d left.

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips I want my wife to remove the portions of the journal pertaining to this guy. She doesn’t want to. I’m still hurting from this and am considering counseling, but for now, what do you think? Should she get rid of the journal? – Considering Counseling

Dear Considering Counseling: Because you are still hurting seven years after the fact, stop “considering” counseling and get it NOW. If your wife is a serious journal writer – and many people are – that she would want her writings to remain

intact in spite of the fact they reflect her emotional affair is not unusual. If that’s the case, instead of insisting she edit or destroy her journal, my advice is to stop reading it. Dear Abby: I’m a 47-year-old man who was single until seven years ago. Then I met “Maggie,” the most wonderful woman I had ever known. She wasn’t the hotsy-totsy one-nighter type I was used to. She was a real woman who fulfilled everything I had ever dreamed of (including bringing a wonderful 4-yearold little girl into my life). The biological father is out of the picture. Maggie had wrestled with some health issues – nothing serious until last April, when she had surgery. Complica-

tions set in, and I lost the only person who ever mattered, aside from our little girl. My question is, since we were never married, how do I refer to Maggie when relating what happened? I am in the process of adopting her daughter and explanations to strangers are tough. (“Wow, you’re taking on a child when you don’t HAVE to?”) How do I respond to these remarks? I know this is a multi-part question, but I have so many unanswered questions lately, I figured I’d ask you for an opinion. – Grieving in Missouri Dear Grieving: Although you and Maggie weren’t legally married, you were a couple for some time. I’m very sorry for your loss. It would be accurate to refer to her as your late

significant other, your partner or longtime girlfriend. I would like to compliment you for stepping up to care for the girl when her biological father did not. And I do have suggestions for how to respond to anyone insensitive enough to ask why you would “take on” a child you didn’t “have to.” The first would be to ignore the question. The second would be to avoid such a person in the future, and the third would be to reply, “I love her like a daughter, want to make sure she’s secure and provided for, and THAT’S why I’m doing it.”

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Screening for lung cancer for people at risk Dear Dr. K: I’m a longtime smoker. Do I need to be screened for lung cancer even if I don’t have any symptoms? Dear Reader: Until recently, my answer would have been “no.” In the not-too-distant past, screening of people without symptoms – even smokers who were at high risk – was judged useless for lung cancer. That’s because screening for lung cancer involved using standard chest X-rays, and they produced too many “false positive” results: They identified “spots” in the lungs that were harmless. And they also produced too many “false negative” results: They failed to find small, early and potentially curable cancers. When screening chest X-rays found lung cancer, it was big and old enough that it usually

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff already was incurable. Computed tomography (CT) scans of the lungs, however, take much clearer pictures than standard chest X-rays. Studies in recent years have shown that when people are at high risk for developing lung cancer, CT scans find many more small, early and potentially curable lung cancers – with an acceptable number of “false positive” results. Most important, the evidence is that current types of CT do not just find cancers early; they also save lives among people who are at high risk for getting lung cancer.

After advising for many years against screening for lung cancer (with standard chest X-rays or other techniques), the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) reviewed the latest studies. It now recommends yearly tests for people at high risk for lung cancer. The USPSTF is a group of experts in evaluating scientific studies and in preventive medicine. Specifically, the USPSTF recommends annual, low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans of the lungs for highrisk adults ages 55 to 79. You are considered high-risk if you have smoked for at least 30 “pack-years.” This could be 30 years of smoking one pack a day, 15 years at two packs a day, or other equivalent

combinations. Screening is recommended for anyone in this group who is a current smoker or has quit in the last 15 years. Any kind of X-ray – and CT scans use X-rays – involves radiation. Fortunately, the CT scanners that are used to screen for lung cancer involve relatively little radiation. Most experts agree that the radiation risks from screening with these scanners are very small. When it comes to lung cancer, however, prevention remains even more important than early detection. And the biggest change you can make to prevent lung cancer is not to smoke. If you smoke now, commit to quit. Quitting strategies include: • Behavior programs, such

as one-on-one counseling and support groups. • Nicotine replacement, available in many forms including skin patches, chewing gum, lozenges, nasal spray or inhalers. • Quit-smoking medications such as varenicline (Chantix) and buproprion (Zyban). • Hypnosis, acupuncture and other alternative treatments. If you fall into the USPSTF high-risk categories, talk to your doctor. The sooner you begin to be screened, the earlier these tests might detect a tumor. I’ve certainly changed my practice since the USPSTF published its opinion.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

Alateen can give you the support you need Dr. Wallace: Both my mother and father are admitted alcoholics. They maintain jobs, but almost all of their money is spent on booze. I’ve tried to get them to go to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, but they refuse. I’m 16 and an only child, and I plan to get out of this house the day after I graduate from high school. I can’t do much to help my parents, so I’ve got to get ready to help myself. My grandmother thinks this is a selfish attitude. She thinks I should stay at home and continue encouraging them to join AA. What do you think? – Nameless, Frederick, Md.

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace Nameless: You don’t have to make that decision for a year and a half. Many things can happen between now and then that could impact what you decide to do. I encourage you to attend an Alateen meeting. Alateen is part of the Al-Anon family group and is for teens who have relatives and close friends with alcohol problems. Please call toll-free (800-356-9996) for information. Dr. Wallace: I’m 14, and I really need your advice. I’m re-

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TODAY – Your intuition will guide you in an exciting new direction this year. Added responsibilities will bring you greater recognition and acclaim. You will be rewarded for your leadership and integrity. The hopes and dreams for which you have been striving are coming within your reach. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Being around children or older relatives will give you a new perspective on something. You can increase your confidence by conquering a physical challenge. Call in favors, if necessary. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – You have the ability to shape your own future. There is good advice to be had if you ask questions. Assistance will be offered, but it’s up to you to make things happen. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Your creativity may lead you in an unexpected direction. Be receptive to unusual strategies and ideas that could increase your chances for advancement. A new approach could yield favorable results. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – You have a lot to lose if you let yourself be talked into a questionable activity. You’ll need to be crystal clear about your intentions and able to make stellar judgment calls. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – You will be successful in your chosen field as long as you continue to exude diligence and ingenuity. Use your charismatic power of persuasion and showcase your unique talents. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – A challenging social activity will remind you of your capabilities. Multiply your efforts of self-promotion, and you will excel professionally. Present what you have to offer. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Personal contact and face-to-face meetings will help you close a deal. Attend as many social and business gatherings as you can to meet people of influence. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – What you considered a small project will develop into something more meaningful and lucrative. Take care not to be misled by a new acquaintance with a sudden interest in your work. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – You may receive an unusual request from an old friend. Although you may be tempted, trust in your own judgment. Refuse to be seduced by flattery or crushed by criticism. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Don’t be persuaded by someone offering you a “foolproof” moneymaking scheme. You have invested a lot to get to where you are. Taking a detour now would be a big mistake. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Your energetic and inquisitive nature will open up a world of new possibilities. The more you learn, the easier it will be to improve your financial status. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Consider the pros and cons before making any impulsive changes. An invitation that appears promising at the moment could cause difficulties in the future, as well as damage your reputation.

ally in love, but I don’t know what to do about it. Last year many of my school friends told me that Jerry liked me. I waited all school year for him to talk with me, but he didn’t say one word to me. Once school started again this fall, all of this started over again. Kids came up to me and said that Jerry liked me. One of the kids was Jerry’s best friend. I discussed things with my mom and she told me to be a little assertive and to talk with him and tell him that I heard that he really liked me and that I liked him, too. This seemed like a good idea but it turned out to be a disaster. Yesterday I


walked up to him when he was with one of his friends and told him I had heard that he liked me. I was shocked when he told me that I was mistaken and that he didn’t even know who I was. But when I glanced down at his notebook, I noticed my name was written all over it. All I could say was that I was sorry for the mix-up and that it wouldn’t happen again. I was so embarrassed that I almost cried, but I didn’t. Now what should I do? – Nameless, Cedar Lake, Ind. Nameless: Do nothing for the time being. It sounds like Jerry may like you, but when you came up to him in front of his friend, he was embar-

rassed and didn’t know what to say. Don’t shy away from Jerry, but continue to say “hi” to him when you see him at school. If you find him alone, you might strike up a conversation about the basketball game or the talent show or something pertaining to school and impersonal. You can give him your phone number and tell him you’d like him to call you sometime. Maybe when he is more comfortable talking to you he will have the courage to do just that. It might take some time, but I think he will call you.

• Email Dr. Robert Wallace at


BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Another setting for a suit combination Farrah Fawcett said, “God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.” Today’s trump combination might jumble declarer’s brain, especially if he remembers yesterday’s deal. South is in five diamonds. West leads a low spade. East takes two tricks in the suit, then shifts to a club to North’s queen. How should declarer continue? On the second round of the auction, if North-South use support doubles, South has a perfect hand with exactly three-card heart support. But if North-South do not employ this gadget, South should raise to two hearts. North’s two-spade cue-bid is an artificial game-force, asking South to do something intelligent. Here, South cannot do more than rebid his diamond suit. Then North might jump to four hearts, but let’s suppose he settles his partner into five diamonds. South must draw trumps without loss. In yesterday’s deal, he could afford one loser, so cashed the ace first. Here, though, he should start with a diamond to his queen. When West’s jack drops, declarer returns to the dummy with a club (or a heart) and plays a diamond to his 10. Then he draws East’s last trump and claims. Note that four hearts can be made. If East starts with three rounds of spades, North does best to discard a diamond from his hand, but here he could ruff. Then declarer, after drawing trumps, makes the same play in the diamond suit.


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Wiley The Duplex

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Frank & Ernest

Bob Thaves Dilbert

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Jim Meddick Zits Hi and Lois

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Conference to teach homesteading skills Kishwaukee College, IVVC partner to stage April 5 self-sufficiency seminar in Oglesby DAILY CHRONICLE

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The seniors at Cornerstone Christian Academy have been offered a total of $564,000 in academic scholarships. Pictured in the front row left to right are Sarah Pauling, Tyler Mathes, Michael Liu and Abby Hill. Pictured in the back row left to right are Mrs. Leach, high school teacher and school counselor, Caleb Hudson, Caleb Guio, Nick Ladas and high school principal, Mr. Tim Hays.

CCA seniors offered academic scholarships DAILY CHRONICLE With graduation on the horizon and college acceptance letters being received, students at Cornerstone Christian Academy are reaping the rewards of their academic efforts as they receive news of the availability of academic scholarships. Scholarship dollars are being offered from a host of excellent universities, including: Olivet Nazarene, Biola, Cedarville, Trinity International, Northern Illinois University and Wheaton College. Thus far, a total of $564,000 in academic scholarships have been offered over a period of

Kishwaukee College and Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Departments have partnered to present a one day Homesteading Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5, at 815 N. Orlando Smith Road in Oglesby. The cost for the day-long Homesteading Conference is $89 and includes a light continental breakfast and lunch. Registration deadline is Friday. The Homesteading Conference provides an opportunity for participants to learn the particulars of growing, raising and preserving their own food, as well as how to turn a passion into a business. Participants will have a choice of four ses-

sions throughout the day, in addition to the closing general session at the end of the conference. Session topics are: Choosing Livestock for Your Homestead, Looking for a Few Good Hens, Raising Goats Naturally, Pastured Pork and Beef Production, Beekeeping, Beginning Canning, Beginning Herb Gardening, Making Mozzarella, Soap Making, Creating a Homestead Business and Marketing Your Homestead Business. Seating is limited in each workshop; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to register using a credit card, call Kishwaukee College Continuing Education at 815-825-2086, ext. 2040. To download a registration form, visit www.


four years of undergraduate admission. CCA students will be entering undergraduate fields of study ranging from Biology/ Pre-Med, Physical Therapy, Cinema & Media Arts, Liberal Arts, Engineering and Criminal Justice. “I am so grateful to know these students who have prevailed through a rigorous academic program and been rewarded with distinctive Christian character and excellent scholarships as well,” said Tom Olmstead, school administrator, in a news release. “I trust they will excel at the next level with the strong foundation that has been established on truth while attending Cornerstone.”

Somonauk Christian sets open house DAILY CHRONICLE Somonauk Christian School will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3. Parents will be able to meet the teachers for the 2014-15 school year, tour the facility and register students in 3-year-old preschool through

12th grade. Kids will enjoy games, an obstacle course, ice cream, face painting and lots of fun surprises. The evening is open to anyone who wants information on the school or to register students. For more information, call 815-498-2313 or visit

Somonauk Christian is a non-denominational Christian school that has been providing quality education for children in a positive, godly environment since 1973. Somonauk Christian has been privileged to see scores of young people graduate and become positive and productive members in society.

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The DeKalb-Ogle Workforce Development Consortium hosted a unique opportunity for area high school students on Feb. 19. The “Assemble ur Future” event was a collaborative effort of the Consortium, GREDCO, DCEDC, Kishwaukee College, Northern Illinois University and area high schools. Designed to expose high school students to careers available in local industry in the manufacturing sector, students toured two to three industries in their communities and finished the day at the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at NIU. There were 125 students participating in the “Assemble ur Future” tour. Participating industries offering students an insiders’ view of their companies were: Custom Aluminum, GIC, Sauber Manufacturing, SK Tools, The Suter Company, Thompson Industries, Silgan Packaging, Manufactured Packaging Products and Clark-Dietrich Steel. Pictured are students from DeKalb High School at SK Tools.

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Find eight silly things that don’t belong in this airplane’s cockpit. Have you ever noticed that the wings of birds and planes are curved?

A curved wing is called an airfoil.

Standards Link: Visual discrimination: Classifying objects by common characteristics.

Read the three biggest news stories on Page One of the newspaper. Is each story a new news event or a continuing one? What do you think will happen next? Do you think any will be in the history books years from now?

ong before there were airplanes, people dreamed of flying. Courageous dreamers like the Wright Brothers made the dream a reality.

Because of the curve, air rushing over the top of the wing has farther to go than the air under the wing, so it moves faster. Faster-moving air has a lower pressure, so the wing is lifted by the higher air pressure below.

Standards Link: Reading Comprehension.

One pilot also challenged the role of women. Her name was Amelia Earhart. When Amelia was a young woman, it was not considered “ladylike” to become a pilot. Very few women had ever learned to fly. But Amelia was raised to be her own person and to follow her heart. In 1920, she paid $1 for a 10-minute ride in an airplane. “As soon as I left the ground,” she wrote later, “I knew I myself had to fly.” Little did she know that she would become one of the world’s most famous pilots.

Amelia Earhart set many flying records. As a crew member of the Friendship Flight in 1928, she was the first woman ever to fly across the Atlantic.

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

Four years later, Amelia flew her own plane across the vast Atlantic Ocean alone. Where did she land? Follow these instructions and use the map to find out. Take off from Newfoundland. Travel 2 spaces east. Move 1 space north. Fly east 2 spaces and land safely on the island in the lower left side of that space. Where are you? ANSWER: Ireland.

The first pilots were always testing the limits of speed, distance and altitude.

Standards Link: History/Social Science: Students use map skills to determine location.

Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Textual reading; Genre: Biography.

Amelia Earhart and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt once left a dinner party and took a night flight above Washington, D.C. – in their evening gowns!

Help this plane find its way through the stormy sky.

Amelia wanted to be the first person to fly around the world. In 1937, she took off from Oakland, California.

Find something in todayʼs newspaper that rhymes with each of these airplane parts:

Standards Link: History/Social Science: Students understand the contributions of famous Americans.

A Tribute to Courage Amelia Earhart said, “Honor is the foundation of courage.” Look through the newspaper for someone you think is both honorable and courageous. Write a letter to the editor recognizing the person for these traits. Standards Link: Writing Applications: Students write formal letters and descriptive narratives.



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Near the end of her journey, all contact was lost and Amelia Earhart was never heard from again. Some say she crashed. Others think she landed on a South Pacific island and stayed there the rest of her life. The story of her disappearance remains a mystery. But it is the story of her life that inspires others to great courage. She blazed new trails in flying, shaping advancements in flight that we enjoy today.

Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognized identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

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Standards Link: Phonemic Awareness; Recognize and produce rhyming words.

Who is the woman you most admire? Explain why. DOWNTOWN SYCAMORE

Standards Link: Visual Descrimination: Find similarities and differences in common objects.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 “Snowy River” Photo by: Jon

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IP1600 Cannon Printer E-Machine 15” monitor w/ keyboard & mouse, almost new $100/obo. 815-895-0222


Calicao, beautiful, 1 blonde, 1 black white, hand raised, litter trained. Ready to go. 815-498-9128

Cortland 3 Bedroom Farmette Off Barber Greene Rd. Remodeled, 1 bath, bsmt, farm bldgs, no smkg. $1100/mo. 815-739-9055

2000 UTILITY TRAILER Great shape, built in tool box in front, $350/obo. 815-528-8457

DeKalb ~ Newer 2BR Duplex Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator/Freezer $300.00 Call 815-825-2275 CTC TELESERVICES NOW HIRING! Looking for Sales Reps Needed For IMMEDIATE HIRE! Base Pay + BONUS. For interview, call 815-748-4200 ext.100

Do Basic Housecleaning Ref 815-981-1926

DeKalb Park District seeks seasonal Park Maintenance and Construction personnel. Experience pref. Apply online: district/employment

MAINTENANCE - FT Skilled in one/all of the following trades: electrical, mechanical, plumbing. Information technology experience a plus. Exceptional customer service, positive attitude, initiative, and follow-thru expected. 1-2 years of experience in a health care environment. Some weekend, evening, holidays. Submit your resume & salary history on or before 4/4/2014 to or M. West, Oak Crest 2944 Greenwood Acres Dr. DeKalb, IL 60115


Contact the Better Business Bureau - or Federal Trade Commission

BABY ITEMS Like New Crib, Table & Misc. Dark Wood, Mattress & Cover, Many Receiving Blankets, Baby Books - $300 takes all 815-757-1244 Evenings

Earn up to $1000 A Month! Looking for Contractors to deliver newspapers early mornings 7 days per week. Routes now available in DeKalb County. Please Call 815-526-4434


Needed for a Medium and Heavy Duty Truck and Trailer Repair Business. Experience preferred. Please call 815-895-4754.

New, $4/gallon, several colors. 815-479-1000

GREAT CONDITION CANON COPIERS ImageRunner 3225 is a black and white copier with low meter reading, that enables simultaneous copying, printing, scanning, sending and faxing. Asking $2900 OBO Color ImageRunner C2550 with low meter readings is a full-color copier that enables simultaneous copying, printing, scanning, sending and faxing. Asking $3900 OBO Call Jessica - (815) 905-9869

Piano Teacher has Openings for new students. 20+ years of exp. Master's in Music Ed, Sycamore Area, call Ruth. 815-895-5933

OFFICE LIQUIDATION EVENT Saturday, April 5, 2014 9 AM-3 PM High end, good quality filing cabinets, desks, copiers, monitors, GPS's, cameras and much more! 1500 E Lincoln Hwy, Ste 2, DeKalb, IL 60115 Jessica 815-905-9869

COMMUNITY LIFE COORDINATOR Are you a people person? Are you outgoing with lots of energy? Do you want to be part of a dynamic team? Then you just might be the right person for our Community Life Department!

HOME GYM ~ BIO FORCE CAT – LOST South DeKalb County. Large neutered male, mostly white with big brown patches and brown Maine Coon tail. May still have red collar. If seen, please call at 815-501-9724. Reward for safe return. We miss him. Have you seen or know what happened to him?

FOUND CAT: WHITE CAT WITH GREY STRIPED TAIL. Found near 11th & Lincoln Hwy. in Dekalb on March 18 th. Call: 815-739-9901

Religious Medal Older, found on blacktop path behind DeKalb Sanitary District by Kishwaukee River on Fri, 3/14. 815-761-9703

We have full time time and part time openings.

Apply at: DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center

Total Home Gym. Perfect condition, $150. 630-232-8871

Armoire or TV Center Large unit from Pottery Barn Dark Mahogany Finish. New $1200 Priced to Sell $250 obo . Great condition 815-970-2452 COUCH Brown, Leather, "L" shaped couch. 3 years old. $600 224-402-1637 Leather Sofa – Brown 7' long in good condition. High quality leather. $2000 new, asking $250. 815-970-2452


Country style, rust and blue with 2 matching recliners, exc cond. Sofa $150, Chairs $85/ea. Broyhill oak side table, $50. 847-533-2421 SOFA - teal green (with colored specks) $200 REFINISHED DESK - 42” wide/ 29” high $175. Call 815-825-2275

Smaller with 4 wooden chairs. $150. 630-232-1982


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Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527




Kingston Moving Sale!

19 Head Boer Cross, $200/all. 847-989-0510

12920 Base Line Rd. Fri. 3/28 & Sat. 3/29 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. Patio furniture, tools, lumber rack, lawn mower, truck. Too much to list. Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE ST CHARLES Build your career in Multi-Media! Shaw Media is always seeking talented, professional and energetic people to join our multi-media advertising effort. The Kane County division of Shaw Media features Kane County Chronicle, Kane County Magazine,, Planit Kane, Shaw Video Works, as well as event and email marketing. If you are excited by new projects, have an interest in new media, and are looking to build your career, this might be the opportunity you've been looking for. As an account executive, your activities will include working with a variety of local clients across all business segments in the marketplace. You will introduce the exciting features and benefits of the newest advertising solutions in the market, and determine programs designed to help your clients' business grow. In this position, you will have access to the resources of the number one media group in the market. To be considered for this position you should possess a bachelor's degree in business or related field, along with an established and successful work history. The successful candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, reliable transportation and acceptable motor vehicle record. Shaw Media offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and a bonus structure that is based on individual and company performance.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Visit to view all our career opportunities and apply now! Shaw Media is a Drug Free Employer. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. This posting may not include all duties of position. EOE.

DEKALB - Quiet apt. Adult 2 bedroom upper, with garage, A/C, on-site laundry, no smoking/pets 815-739-3545

Malta - Cozy, comfortable 1 BD Upper, off-street parking. Non-smoker. 815-981-8117

ROCHELLE 1 & 2 BEDROOM Remodeled, clean and quiet. Available now. 815-758-6580 or 815-901-3346

Will beat anyone's price by $300.

DeKalb. Nice, Clean 2BR Ranch. Only $79,500. Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845


Open House Sunday's 1-3PM

Chainsaw – Older McCulloch Mac 10-10 chainsaw 16' bar $50 815-748-7693 Dehumidifier, White Westinghouse, Auto, 40 Pints $50 815-748-7693


In peaceful Ellen Oaks, Beautiful brick/cedar 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath ranch on 1/2 acre lot with mature trees, remodeled 2008. Hardwood, carpet, ceramic flrs, A/C, deck, quartz counters and SS appl,1st floor laundry, frplc, full basement, 2-1/2 car gar. Sycamore School District.


815-739-1734 or 815-895-4480


SYCAMORE, 3BR, 1.5BA, double-wide, appls incl, CA & shed. Park approval needed. For info call 815-751-2077

WILL BEAT ANY QUOTE GIVEN!! $400 - $2000 “don't wait.... call 2day”!!


2BR, 2BA APT. Hillcrest Place Apts.

DEKALB - 2BR 1BA Apt Avail Now Quiet upper unit, W/D in bldg 230 S. 9th Street $575/mo Call Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768

DEKALB - Lg. Upper 2 Bdrm. hardwood floors, small porch, $625/mo+sec 815-761-2259

ESTATE OF WILLIAM SABEL, JR., OWNER All our auctions with pictures are advertised worldwide @

Appraisals Real Estate Liquidators 815-825-2727 Malta, IL

A/C, laundry on site, wood style floors, off St. parking, cats? 815-756-2064

SYCAMORE: FOR SALE OR LEASE Sycamore Commercial Unit, Great Location, approx. 2300sq ft, Heated Floor, 14' Overhead Door, Floor Drain, Office, Loft 815-761-6898

WE'VE GOT IT! Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

SOMONAUK ~ 1 Family 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 story home. Well maintained, large screened front porch, fenced back yard,1 car gar stove, fridge, dishwasher. Call; Somonauk Insurance $950/mo. 815-498-2343

DeKalb Furnished Room Student or employed male. $350 incl utilities, need references. 815-758-7994

DEKALB – near downtown North 2nd Street, 800+ sq. ft. ideal for office, retail, salon, call for details, agent owned. 815-756-2359 or 815-758-6712

Sandwich 3 Room - 5 Room Office Suites on Route 34 from $500/mo - Accountants, Lawyers, Insurance Agents, R. E. Agents, Contractors, Small Business Owners. Call for additional info. 815-786-7411

Parolee seeks cheap Apt. 708-484-5643


DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Clean, quiet, 1 bath, appliances included, available now. 815-758-6580 DEKALB ADULT, QUIET, REFINED Building. 2 Bedroom Apt with homey environment. Car port. For mature living. Excellent Location! No pets/smoking. Agent Owned. 815-758-6712


1 bath, parking, laundry. NO pets/smoking, Agent Owned. 815-756-2359 - 815-758-6712

815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439

DEKALB QUIET, SPACIOUS 2BR Incl W/D, wood floors, balcony. Off St. parking, no dogs/smoking. $765/mo. 630-665-0382

Sycamore E. State St. AVAILABLE NOW!

Newly remodeled 2 Bedroom CALL FOR DETAILS 815-245-6098 ~ 815-923-2521

Sycamore Lower 2BR Duplex

1BA, W/D in common area. No pets/smoking, $750/mo + 1st last security. 815-501-1378

Sycamore Lower 2BR ~ Newly Remodeled, A/C, gas heat. W/D on site. No pets. Off St parking. $725/mo + sec. 815-895-9280


SYCAMORE: NEWER 2BR Upper. CA. DW. W/D on Site. Off-Street Prkg. No pets. $695 Incl. Water & Garbage. J&A RE 815-970-0679


DeKalb Very Nice 1BR-2BR All utilities incl, no smoking. $750/mo. 815-756-1777 Check us out online


DeKalb-Stunning 3BR 2+BA Condo 2Car Gar, Basement A must see! $1300/mo Call Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768 MINOOKA ~TH REFLECTIONS/WE 2 bdr, 2ba, 2 car gar, bsmt, W/D, A/C, patio, $1,200/mo.+sec. no pets/smkng. 815-467-6213 SYCAMORE McLaren Manor. 3-bdrm, 2 bath, W/D, balcony, fireplace, garage. $1250 mo. 847-683-9207

Sycamore TH Like New 2BR

Great location! 2BA, 2 car garage, skylights, appl, W/D, C/A, $935. No pets. a 815-758-0123




University Village Apts. 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd.

Daily Chronicle Classified Call 877-264-2527


Laing Mgmt. 815-758-1100 or 815-895-8600

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



Washer & dryer, central air, fireplace, exercise center. Cat friendly. Private fishing. $765/mo.


Lease, deposit, ref, no pets.

WE PAY THE BEST! For Junk Cars, Trucks & Vans with or without titles. 630-817-3577 or 219-697-3833

Stone Prairie

DeKalb Quiet Studio 1, 2, 3BR



DeKalb Executive 4BR, BIG Yard Sunroom, DR, 2 car gar, shed. Near NIU & Kish college, $1275. No pets/smoke. 815-762-4730

Starting @ $599, 2 Bedroom $683, 3 Bedroom

815-814-1964 !!!!!!!!!!!


CORTLAND – Now Available Updated 2 bdr, 1 ba. $795/mo. + sec. No pets 815-909-6199

DeKalb 1BR $550, 2BR $650

DEKALB - 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath on Lincoln Hwy, near downtown. Large kitchen, family room and living room, Fenced yard, basement, Hardwood floors. No pets. $1400 per month. Duff Properties, LLC. 815-827-3434 DEKALB - 824 E. GARDEN ST Large 4br, 2ba, 2.5 car gar w/loft. W/D, Cent AC, 1st+sec. $1195/mo avail 4/1 847-845-4021

Newly Remodeled Ranch. All appl, bsmt,1.5 car gar, $1150/mo+sec. 815-751-2650 DeKalb 3BR, New Carpet & Paint FR with fireplace, D/W, basement. Garage, workshop. No pets/smoke. $995 815-762-4730

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

DEKALB - 1BR 1BA Apt Quiet location, W/D, Vaulted ceilings, Central A/C, $650/mo Call Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768

Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan


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

220 E. Hillcrest. 815-758-0600

1990 & Newer


Table ~ Maple, Drop Leaf

2600 North Annie Glidden Rd DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Having a Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation or Event Coming Up?

LEXUS ES 350 - 2007 dark gray interior, light gray leather interior, navigation. premium plus package, excellent condition, $14,500, 92,600/k 847-669-5523

Publisher's Notice: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation of discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD tollfree at 1-800-669-9777. The tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

29955 Ellen Drive

COOK – PART TIME Experience preferred. Flexible hours. Houlahan's Tavern & Grill, Waterman Call Tom at 815-264-3333

! Brand New Unit ! Appl, W/D, walk in-closets, no pets. $950/mo + 1st/last /sec. 815-739-4442


Warehouse Manager/ CDL License Driver Exp'd needed for Martenson Turf Products, Inc in Waterman, IL. Duties include storing, producing inventory, motivating/managing workers, and occasional delivery situations. Benefit Package included. EOE. Fax Resume: 815-264-3324 or

Bow & Arrows Black Bear II- 2 arrows & camo case. $200 obo 815-756-0485


DeKalb ~ Shear Changes ~ A Charming Downtown, Full Service Salon ~ with a great location, has a Station available for rent. For info call 815-758-1635


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SHARON LORICE GARDNER Plaintiff vs. CLEVELAND EUGENE GARDNER Defendant CASE NO. 13 D 169 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION, that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff(s), naming you as defendant(s) therein and praying For Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage, and for other relief; that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before April 4, 2014, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on February 14, 2014. WITNESS, February 14, 2014 /s/ Maureen A. Josh Clerk of the Circuit Court Sharon Gardner Pro-se (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 12, 19 & 26, 2014.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY OLD SECOND NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs DENNIS E. MOUTRAY, PAMELA A. MOUTRAY, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. IN CHANCERY Case No. 14 CH 63 NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION NOTICE is hereby given to Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, of the Complaint for Foreclosure filed in the above entitled case on the 19th day of March, 2014, and that they are named Defendants in the above entitled case, pursuant to the provisions of 735 ILCS 5/2-206, 735 ILCS 5/15-1218 and 735 ILCS 5/151502, and that the above entitled mortgage foreclosure which is now pending in said court and the day on or after which a default may be entered against said Defendants is the 25th day of April, 2014, and that the following information applies to said foreclosure proceeding: (i) The names of all Plaintiffs and the case number are identified above. (ii) The Court in which said action was brought is identified above. (iii) The names of the title holders of record are: Dennis E. Moutray and Pamela A. Moutray (iv) A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: LOT 3 OF U. S. ROUTE 30 SUBDIVISION, BEING A RESUBDIVISION OF PART OF LOT 104 OF DAUM'S PLAT AS RECORDED IN BOOK "D" OF PLATS, PAGE 71, IN PART OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SAID RESUBDIVISION RECORDED ON APRIL 14, 1994, IN BOOK "Y" OF PLATS, PAGE 50, AS DOCUMENT NO. 94005746 AND CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED JULY 22, 1999 AS DOCUMENT NO. 99013217 IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS, (EXCEPT THAT PART OF LOT 3 OF U.S. ROUTE 30 SUBDIVISION CONVEYED TO THE STATE OF ILLINOIS BY WARRANTY DEED RECORDED APRIL 3, 1997 AS DOCUMENT NO. 97003774 AND RE-RECORDED MARCH 29, 2000 AS DOCUMENT NO. 00003661 AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 3; THENCE SOUTHERLY ON THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 3, SAID LINE HAVING A BEARING OF SOUTH 7 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 38 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 24.21 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ON A LINE HAVING A BEARING OF NORTH 51 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 30.57 FEET TO A POINT IN THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 3; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 3, SAID LINE HAVING A BEARING OF NORTH 76 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 51 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 21.32 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING) ALL IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS 60178 PHONE: (815) 758-6616 (Published in the Daily Chronicle March 26, April 2 & 9, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE Tax Deed No.14-TX-12 Filed 3/18/2014 TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. # 2010-00090 TO: COUNTY CLERK OF DEKALB COUNTY; Michael G. Budreck; North Grove Crossing Townhomes Association c/o Tom C. Townsend, Registered Agent; Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property, Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of DeKalb County, Illinois as Case No. 14-TX-12. The property is Located At: 624 Amherst Dr., Sycamore. Legal Description or P.I. No.: 0621-428-044. Said property was sold on 11/4/2011 for delinquent taxes for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on August 14, 2014. On 8/19/2014 at 9:00 AM the petitioner will make application to such court in said county for an Order for Tax Deed, should the real estate not be redeemed. Kathleen M. Hollonbeck, Petitioner (Published in the Daily Chronicle March 24, 25, 26, 2014)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS Ruth Stella Likes, Deceased. Case No. 2013 P 144 Publication Notice Supervised Administration TO: CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, AND UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES. Notice is given of the death of Ruth Stella Likes, Who died on June 11, 2013, Whose address was 32438 Main St., Kirkland, IL 60146. Letters Testamentary were issued on February 19, 2014, to Lorraine M. Barone, 32438 Main St., Kirkland, IL 60146 as Executor whose attorney is F. Jean Hanlon, Esq., Law Office of F. Jean Hanlon & Assocs., P.C., 1505 E. Hawthorne

St., Arlington Hts., IL 60004 The estate will be administered with court supervision. Claims against the Estate may be filed in the office of Maureen A. Josh, Clerk of the Circuit Court, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, Illinois 60178 or with the representative or both on or before September 20, 2014 which date is not less than six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this notice. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Circuit Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative or the attorney, if any, within ten (10) days after it has been filed with the court clerk. F. Jean Hanlon of the Law Office of F. Jean Hanlon & Assocs., P.C. 1505 E. Hawthorne St. Arlington Hts., IL 60004 (847) 259-3337 Attorney for Executor (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 26, April 2 & 9, 2014.)


NOVEMBER 4, 2014 ELECTION: “Do you support removing the corrupting influence of money on our political system by prohibiting politicians from taking campaign money from industries they regulate; increasing transparency for campaign funding; empowering all voters through a tax rebate to contribute to the candidates they support; stopping representatives and senior staff from all lobbying activity for five years once they leave office; and putting limits on 'super PACs'?” 10. COMMENTS FORM ELECTORS (not to exceed 3 minutes) 11. ANNOUNCE MEETING DATES FOR 2014-2015 12. MODERATOR ASKS FOR MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING 13. APPROVE MOTION TO ADJOURN Dated March 10, 2014 Mary Snow Township Clerk (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 26, 2014.)


City of DeKalb also reserves the right to alter any approved plan. City of DeKalb, IL Mark Espy Assistant Director of Public Works Operations (815) 748-2040 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 26, 2014.)

Daily Chronicle / pur suant 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.

NYREE ZHANE' MORRIS 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.

Whitney Collin Wood Perdew 552 Clayton Cir. Sycamore, IL 60178

Selena M. Morris 1324 Adams Way DeKalb, IL 60115

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 26, April 2 & 9, 2014.)

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 26, April 2 & 9, 2014.)

/s/ Douglas J. Johnson DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 26, April 2 & 9, 2014.)


PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: WHITNEY COLLIN WOOD PERDEW FOR CHANGE OF NAME PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on May 5, 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, Whitney Collin Wood Perdew will file his/her petition requesting that his/her name be changed from WHITNEY COLLIN WOOD PERDEW to COLLIN WOOD PERDEW pur-

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: NYREE ZHANE' PRINGLE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on May 12, 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, Selena M. Morris will file his/her petition requesting that his/her child's name be changed from NYREE ZHANE' PRINGLE to


Check us out online ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on March 24, 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 HARRIS K.O.M.M. located at 430 N. Main, Sycamore, IL 60178.

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(v) A common address or description of the location of the real estate is as follows: 101 Mack Drive, Hinckley, Illinois 60520 (vi) An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: Names of mortgagors: Dennis E. Moutray and Pamela A. Moutray Name of mortgagee: Old Second National Bank Name of mortgage: Real Estate Mortgage Date of recording: August 30, 2007 County where recorded: DeKalb County Recording document identification: 2007015357

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