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Heavy snow to fall today Up to 4 inches of fresh white flakes in forecast; sleet could be in mix BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ email@example.com 800-798-4085, ext. 535
Kloey, 5, Jaclyn, 28, Thomas, 35, and Gabi Trujillo, 3, are show in there home in Walnut. Kloey was diagnosed with a rare disease called PANDAS. It usually occurs in young children from a strep infection that is thought to trigger OCD, tics, and other neuropsychiatric disorders. It isn’t caused by the infection directly, but by the body’s response to strep. PANDAS experts believe it is an autoimmune disease that continually interferes with the basal ganglia, the part of the brain that controls movement and behavior.
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WALNUT – Jaclyn and Thomas Trujillo’s daughter, Kloey, loved school, playing with other children, and participating in a variety of activities. Then, for no apparent reason, everything in the extremely intelligent 5-year-old’s once-safe world suddenly changed. “Last year around Halloween, we noticed she had problems with any changes in her routine,” Jaclyn, 28, said. “When she didn’t want to go to a Halloween party, I started to sense something was wrong.” The normally sociable little girl went to the party, but gripped her mother’s hand the entire time. The unusual behaviors and the Walnut family’s struggles were just beginning.
What: Vendor and craft sale featuring fisherman Matt “Cat Matt” Jones When: 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 Where: Cochran’s Pub, 13464 Galt Road, Sterling More info: Email Jaclyn Trujillo at email@example.com or call her at 815-973-6851 PANDAS details: www.pppas. org; www.pandasresourcenetwork. org; www.pandasnetwork.org “Kloey dropped out of dance. She woke up screaming because she didn’t want to go on an outing with her Scouts troop,” Jaclyn said. “She would become terrified over any small changes.”
Then Kloey started exhibiting severe obsessive-compulsive disorder traits. Getting her dressed became a nightmare. “She couldn’t stand the way her pants touched her ankles, the way her shoes fit her, or the presence of a line on her shirt – she would have a total meltdown over everything,” Jaclyn said. For a month straight, the only thing she would wear was a dance leotard – and it had to be black. Jaclyn washed the same leotard and pair of capri pants every night and was forced to send her daughter to school in ballet shoes. Communication became difficult amid some of the autism-like behaviors, and sometimes drawing pictures became the only option. PANDAS CONTINUED ON A10
Prepare yourself: This morning’s commute could be yucky. In anticipation of up to 4 more inches of snow on the ground before day’s end, Rock Falls declared a snow emergency Sunday that takes effect at noon today and lasts until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Other cities likely will follow suit. In a snow emergency, drivers are not to park on designated snow routes until both sides of the street have been plowed. On the rest of the roads, drivers are to park on the odd-numbered side of the street on an odd-numbered day of the month - like today and on the even-numbered side on an even-numbered day, to make it easier for the plows to do their jobs. Failure to comply could mean a ticket, a tow or both. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, warning of a hazardous storm system that could bring a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to the Sauk Valley. It was to have started early this morning. Winds will be from the south/ southeast, 10 to 15 mph, gusting up to 20 mph and sending snow drifting. The high will be around 30, the low around 17. The precipitation is expected to turn to snow only by mid morning; it will be heavy at times, causing low visibility and fast accumulations, the service says. It should stop falling by about 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 30s, but there’s a 70 percent chance snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain, before midnight Wednesday. And get this: Thursday’s forecast calls for rain – and possibly a thunderstorm. A thunderstorm. The high should be near 41. Then there’s a chance of snow every night through Saturday, the weather service says.
Cleanup upsets 2011 fire survivor Man’s mother lost life in blaze; father died weeks later BY DAVID GIULIANI firstname.lastname@example.org 800-798-4085, ext. 525
COLETA – A fire that destroyed a two-story house in Coleta nearly 3 years ago was a tragedy. Doris Kvinge, 85, lost her life in the blaze, while her husband, Milton, 87, was taken to the hospital. He died 3 weeks later. One of their five children, son Marc Kvinge, now 59, lived with them. He was on a respirator for a few days after the fire, but he recovered.
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Today, he’s involved in a dispute – and a lawsuit – with village officials over the property. They say the site was an eyesore and a problem for months after the fire. He disagrees with the way the village cleaned up the property – and he wonders what happened to a car his parents owned. After the fire, Marc moved to an apartment in Rock Falls and then later to Newport Beach, Calif. Coleta, a tiny village northwest
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of Sterling, was left to deal with the property at 204 N. Main St., said its president, Sally Douglas. “It was a big pile of rubble. It looked really bad,” she said in a recent interview. “The weeds were 3 feet high, and the lawn wasn’t mowed. The well water would run into the basement, contaminating others’ wells and making their well water taste bad. Everyone taps out of the same aquifer.” SURVIVOR CONTINUED ON A4
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Authorities take down the house at 204 N. Main St. in Coleta shortly after a fire destroyed the structure Feb. 21, 2011. Doris Kvinge, 85, died in the blaze. Her husband, Milton, was sent to the hospital. He died 3 weeks later.
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Crews from the Rock Falls water and sewer departments work Saturday afternoon near the intersection of First Avenue and West 19th Street in Rock Falls.
Workers will be analyzing control panel failure today Boil order lifted Sunday morning; water safe to drink BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ KSCHULTZ SAUKVALLEYCOM EXT
ROCK FALLS â€“ Despite the Presidentâ€™s Day holiday, workers will be in Rock Falls today trying to determine what caused the control panel at the city pump station to fail, causing a 190,000-gallon sewage backup and the first total city water shutdown in recent memory. The shutdown lasted about 18 hours, from
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n our Facebook page, immigration is one of the hottest topics. Recently, we published a story on a local group that is helping immigrants who are in the country illegally to get driverâ€™s licenses, which Illinois now allows. The piece drew 276 comments on our Facebook page. One woman had nothing good to say about â€œillegals.â€? â€œThey carry illegal drugs
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and drive while smoking pot. Donâ€™t tell me that having a driverâ€™s license is a good thing for an illegal,â€? she said. â€œI say
deport them until they speak English, our language. â€Śâ€? Such comments are highly provocative. This idea that immigrants arenâ€™t absorbing the English language is untrue. Studies, for instance, show that second-generation Mexican immigrants are learning English just as fast as previous waves of immigrants â€“ if not faster. Public schools have a lot to do with that. The goal of bilingual educa-
tion â€“ as controversial as it is â€“ is to teach students English. Immigration has long riled people â€“ here and elsewhere. In the 1800s, the railroad moguls brought over Chinese immigrants in droves to build the nationâ€™s rail network. But it turned out a lot of people didnâ€™t want them around â€“ thus the Chinese Exclusion Act, signed in 1882, barring immigration of all Chinese laborers.
Before the Civil War, one of the biggest national movements was a third party known as the Know-Nothings. Their philosophy was essentially hatred of German and Irish Catholic immigrants. In the 1920s, much of the Midwest â€“ the Sauk Valley included â€“ was in the grasp of the Ku Klux Klan. Their biggest target at the time: Catholics. On our Facebook page, frequent commenter Jor-
dan Bowman wrote, â€œIâ€™ve said it before, in the Sauk Valley, nothing brings out the hatred quicker than the topic of immigration.â€? Itâ€™s not new, and itâ€™s not limited to the Sauk Valley. David Giuliani is a news editor for Sauk Valley Media. You can reach him at dgiuliani@ saukvalley.com or 800798-4085, ext. 525. Follow him on Twitter: @DGiuliani_SVM.
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The Sterling High School chess club placed 39th out of 140 teams at this yearâ€™s state tournament, held Friday and Saturday at the Peoria Civic Center.
Chess club ranks 39 of 140 teams at state tourney Photos by Michael Krabbenhoeftemail@example.com
ABOVE: Duke Carber (left), 15, pushes his stepbrother, Isaiah Moss, 12, both from Erie, down the sledding hill Sunday afternoon at Sinnissippi Park in Sterling. LEFT: Fantasia Ward, 7, of Rock Falls, sleds down the hill at Sinnissippi Park in Sterling.
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PEORIA â€“ The Sterling High School chess team placed 39th out of 140 teams at this yearâ€™s state tournament, held Friday and Saturday at the Peoria Civic Center. This is the second year in a row the team has won four of the seven matches and finished in the 30s. Sterling beat Bradley Bourbonnais, Brother Rice, Downerâ€™s Grove South, and West Chicago, coach Joel Penne said in an email. Two of the teamâ€™s losses came at the hands of Aurora schools, Neuqua Valley and Waubonsie Valley. Both Aurora teams finished in the top 15 in the state. In the last round, Sterling lost a close match to Peoria Richwoods, 36-32, Penne said. Junior Dylan Kenney at first board had the best individual performance, winning five of his seven matches. He finished 35th out of 140 competitors on his board.
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Juniors Nick Byington and David Martinez and sophomore Tyler Swanson won four of their matches, while senior Colton Donahue won three and a half, and juniors Tyler Tichler and Tyler Austin both won three. Senior Chase Pipes and junior Jacob Kyritz-Dennis both won two and a half. Next season, Sterling comes back strong, only having to replace two of the top eight boards, Donahue and Pipes. The teamâ€™s goals will be to defend their conference championship and place in the top 25 at state, Penne said. â€œThank you to the administration at Sterling High school, the academic boosters, and everyone who has supported our team,â€? he said. Go to ihsa.org for a complete report on the tournament results.
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OBITUARIES Lorella M. Wise STERLING â€“ Lorella M. Wise, 82, formerly of Walnut, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. Lorella was born April 30, 1931, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton to Robert and Geraldine (Munger) Bowen. She went to Bowen School and Reeves Grade School and graduated from Walnut High School with the class of 1949. She married C. Elmer Wise on Dec. 17, 1949, at First Christian Church in Walnut. She was a homemaker and a loving wife and mother to their two children. They farmed in the Walnut-New Bedford area for 50 years then retired to Coventry Village Retirement Center in Sterling. Lorella was a member of the First Christian Church in Walnut, where she was a former member of the womenâ€™s circle. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Steven (Janet) Wise of Sali-
na, Kan. and Craig Wise of Walnut; one sister, Marilyn (Clarence) Wolf of Sterling; one grandson, Darren Wise of Princeton; two nieces, Joyce (George) Mathews of Summerfield, Fla. and Judy Bowen of Greenfield, Wis.; two nephews, Loren (Diana) Wolf of Sterling and Bruce Wolf of Morton; one great-niece and two great-nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Darrell Bowen, and sister-in-law, Frances Bowen of Walnut. Visitation begins at 10:30 a.m. and the funeral at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The Rev. Brian Moore will officiate. Burial will be at Walnut Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to First Christian Church of Walnut or the donorâ€™s choice. Visit www. mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.
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Pedro Alba DIXON â€“ Pedro Alba, 56, of Dixon, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Transitions Nursing and Rehab Center in Rock Falls. Pedro was born Aug. 1, 1957, in Sterling, the son of Marcial and Margarita (Lopez) Alba. He was employed as a home health aide and was a maintenance worker at the Sterling Pavilion. Pedro loved fishing and being outdoors. Survivors include his daughter, Keanna Alba of Sauk City, Wis.; two sons, Peter (Danielle Lewis) Alba of Dixon and Timothy (Angel) Alba of Polo; six sisters, Dominga Flores of Sterling, Beatrice Vazquez-Luna, Estolia Vazquez-Gonzalez and Juana Delira, all of Mexico, San Juana Germanson of Dixon
and Maria Ester (Gilbert) Garza of Peoria; six brothers, Carmen Perez of Mexico, Pablo Vazquez of Sterling, Ruben (Linda) Alba of Rock Falls, Frank Alba of Texas, and Emilio Alba and Xavier (Edna) Vasquez, both of Sterling; and five grandchildren, Carson Alba, Dustin Alba, Gypsie Alba, Gwendolyn Alba and Stealy Alba. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Eleno Perez; and one sister, Mary Louisa Alba. Cremation rites will be accorded. There are no services. Arrangements were completed by McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.
Sterling man arrested in heroin investigation BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ KSCHULTZ SAUKVALLEYCOM EXT
DIXON â€“ Bond was set at $250,000 Sunday for a Sterling man accused of selling heroin to a police informant. Tysheed D. Steward, 34, formerly of Chicago and Wisconsin, was in Lee County Jail Sunday. He sold less than a gram of heroin to the informant at 7 p.m. Friday in front of Sterling High School, Dixon Police said in a news release. His arrest is part of an ongoing investigation into heroin sales in the area, and more arrests are pending, the release said.
Steward is charged with four felonies: possessing heroin, conspiracy to sell herTysheed D. oin, selling it, and sellSteward ing it within 1,000 feet of a school. The most serious charge, selling near a school, carries 4 to 15 years in prison. Court records show Steward also has a felony domestic battery case pending in Whiteside County, stemming from an arrest in September. He posted 10 percent of his $20,000 bond and was released; a trial tentatively has been set for March 18. In August 2012, Steward was sentenced to 14 years in prison after being
found guilty of selling cocaine in a Whiteside County bench trial. According to online court records, he appealed that sentence and also sought a new trial; the results of those requests were not available online and no one could be reached over the weekend to explain why Steward served less than a year before being released from prison. Complete records and court officials will not be available until Tuesday because courts are closed today for Presidentâ€™s Day. Steward also was arrested in Whiteside County in March and in June on Wisconsin warrants charging him with violating his probation there. According to that stateâ€™s online court records, he
was found guilty in 2009 of strangulation and suffocation, and of false imprisonment, both felonies, as well as misdemeanor intimidating a witness, disorderly conduct, battery and resisting an officer, all in Dane County. His sentence there was unavailable. According to Wisconsin state statute, â€œwhoever intentionally impedes the normal breathing or circulation of blood by applying pressure on the throat or neck or by blocking the nose or mouth of another personâ€? is guilty of strangulation and suffocation. The State Police Blackhawk Area Task Force and the Lee County Stateâ€™s Attorneyâ€™s Office also are participating in the heroin investigation, the release said.
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Alyse (Jason) Thibodeau, Heather (Eric) James, Randi (Austin) Webb, Rashad Caldwell, and Mya Nelson; her greatgrandchildren, Brady Sweitzer, Chloe Sweitzer, Hadley James, Harper Thibodeau, and Zion Caldwell; her brothers and sisters, Louise Weaks, Everett Stewart, Betty Stewart, Fred Stewart, Glenn Stewart, and Robert Stewart and their families, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband in 1996, her son-in-law, Steve Oltmanns, and her brother, Bill Stewart. Friends may call after noon Wednesday at the Russell-Frank Funeral Home in Lanark. Services will follow at 2 p.m. with her brother, Everett Stewart, officiating. Burial will be in the Lanark Cemetery. A memorial has been established. Visit www. schwarzfh.com to send condolences.
Donald â€˜Geneâ€™ Kelly Donald â€œGeneâ€? Kelly, 80, of Fulton, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Arrangements are pending with McDonald Funeral Home in Fulton.
Amy Jean Weber-Olmstead PROPHETSTOWN â€“ Amy Jean Weber-Olmstead, 94, of Prophetstown, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown. Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown is handling arrangements.
Bond set at $25K Sunday
Catheryn L. Richard LANARK â€“ Catheryn L. Richard, 81, of Lanark, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at the Carroll County Good Samaritan Society in Mount Carroll. She was born on July 23, 1932, in Savanna, a daughter of John and Lenora (Bills) Stewart. Catheryn married David Richard on Nov. 15, 1950, at Menominee. She enjoyed gardening and craftwork. Survivors include her children, David W. (LeAnn J.) Richard of Mount Morris, John (Peggy) Richard of Polo, Catheryn (Marlin) Sweitzer of Lanark, Eddie (Terry) Blair of Milledgeville, Mary G. (David G.) Toepher of Pearl City, Edward (Debbie) Richard of Rock Falls, Deb Oltmanns of Rockford, and Linda Richard of Rochelle; her grandchildren, DeAnn J. Richard, Mike (Stephanie) Sweitzer, Chad Sweitzer, Jessica Sweitzer, Demi Blair, Dani Blair, Talia Richard,
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For the past couple of years, Douglas said, the village asked the family â€œnicelyâ€? to clean up the property. â€œNo one responded,â€? she said. â€œNo one wanted to do anything.â€? The village, represented by attorney Lon Richey, filed a lawsuit in early June to seek action. No one showed up at a June 14 hearing, when the village got permission to clean up the property. The project took place later that summer. According to the county, property tax bills for 204 N. Main St. are being sent to Marcâ€™s former apartment address in Rock Falls. Milton is listed as the propertyâ€™s owner. During a hearing in December â€“ after the demolition occurred â€“ Marc attended, but without an attorney.
In a telephone interview, Marc said his mail was forwarded from Rock Falls to California, where he moved last spring. But he said he never received the notice for the June hearing. â€œI got things after the fact,â€? he said. Marc said he understood why the village filled in the hole and charged his fatherâ€™s estate. But he questioned why it also took down trees, removed a 1997 Oldsmobile with only 70,000 miles, and demolished the separate, undamaged garage, which he said was in good condition. He said he left rubble in the hole, but removed all of the above-ground debris. â€œThe garage could have used a coat of paint,â€? he said, â€œbut you donâ€™t tear down a garage because it
needs a coat of paint.â€? The well, he said, was capped not long after the fire. Douglas, however, said the property was a mess that needed to be cleaned up. And she said the garage wasnâ€™t in good condition. As for the car, she said: â€œWhoever cleaned up the property towed it behind town hall. Then it was gone. I have no idea where it went.â€? The cleanup cost about $20,000, and the village has put a lien on the property, Douglas said. Coleta will have to foreclose on the property to sell it, she said.
â€˜Then I heard an explosionâ€™ Shortly after midnight Feb. 21, 2011, Marc woke up to noise. He went downstairs. â€œI saw smoke down the steps,â€? he said. â€œI looked at my father. He was fan-
ning the ceiling; the plaster was burning. It was an electrical fire. He said he was working on a lamp.â€? Marc said he told his father to leave the house. His mother had been sleeping. â€œI heard her say, â€˜Marc, Marc.â€™ She sounded like she was using her walker. Then I heard an explosion,â€? he said. Marc, who had taken care of his parents for years, said he couldnâ€™t get to his mother, so he was â€œbeating on doorsâ€? trying to get someone to call the fire department. He went into the house a few times to try to save his mother, but couldnâ€™t. Everything was a blur, he said. â€œI said, â€˜Get my mom the hell out of there.â€™â€? Doris was active in the Coleta United Methodist Church. Milton was a retired insurance adjuster from Chicago.
Funding deal faces election year obstacles Lawmakers likely wonâ€™t act on plan SPRINGFIELD (AP) â€“ A bipartisan collection of lawmakers has come together to pitch something not accomplished in years: a change in Illinoisâ€™ school funding formula that would narrow the gap between the amount spent on students in richer and poorer school districts. The caveat? Itâ€™s an election year, so chances that lawmakers will ultimately act on the plan are in doubt. The proposal, presented by Democrats and Republicans on a Senate education committee this month, would put almost all state education funding into one pot, then require districts to demonstrate need before receiving part of it. The current method factors in a districtâ€™s poverty for some types of state aid, but not others, and it treats funding for Chicago schools differently. Backers say itâ€™s time to act on changes, with a tough budget year ahead in which further cuts to school funding are a real possibility. The issue has
support from lawmakers around the state, and there is hope that Chicago officials will embrace the changes in exchange for more stable funding, even though it could mean millions of dollars less for the cityâ€™s schools. â€œWe have to get the distribution formula right. What should it focus on, where should our priorities be?â€? said state Sen. Andy Manar, a Bunker Hill Democrat who co-chaired the committee. Manar says the issue of equity in school funding must be addressed before a conversation about whether schools are adequately funded. During lean times, wealthier districts with more property tax revenue have an advantage over poorer districts, and can more easily offset cuts in state aid. Manar said he plans to introduce legislation based on the bipartisan proposal by March. Still, broad support in the Legislature could be hard to come by in an election year, said Steve Brown, spokesman for House Speaker Michael Madigan, a Chicago Democrat who hasnâ€™t yet committed to support the plan.
Monday, February 17, 2014
ELECTION 2014 | ILLINOIS GOVERNORâ€™S RACE
IN BRIEF Tea party holding canidiates forum DIXON â€“ The Sauk Valley Tea Party invites Lee County voters to a candidates forum at 6:30 p.m. &EB AT the Loveland "UILDING W. Second St. Incumbent Sheriff John Sheriff John Varga Varga has said he will attend; his GOP primary challenger John Simonton, a Dixon police offiJohn cer, has not Simonton responded to multiple invitations, the tea party said in the release announcing the forum. 53 2EP !DAM +INZinger, a Republican, and his 16th District challenger, David Hale, a tea party member and registered nurse, also have been invited. Hale has agreed to attend, the release said. The primary election is March 18. Go to SaukValleyTeaParty.com or email SaukValleyTeaParty@live.com for more information.
Apply for funds from United Way DIXON â€“ United Way of Lee County is accepting funding applications until March 17 from nonPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN Lee County that provide health and human service programs. Contact Sue Hohlen, executive director, at unitedwayofleecounty@comCASTNET OR for eligibility requirements, applications and instructions. â€“SVM staff reports
Rutherford lodging becomes issue Shared room with subordinate, paying for rooms at issue CHICAGO (AP) â€“ In his pitch to become Illinois governor, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford boasts of his cheap travel and lodging practices as part of a frugal conservatism that will serve taxpayers if he becomes the stateâ€™s next chief executive. But a pattern of sharing hotel rooms and a Chicago studio apartment with a subordinate on his government staff has become an issue in the Republicanâ€™s primary campaign, raising questions about his adherence to common workplace management practices and the line between government duties and political campaigning. Since taking office in 2011, Rutherford has shared a hotel room with his executive assistant, Joshua Lanning, at least ten nights while traveling on official business. The
two also stayed together dozens of times in the Chicago apartment paid for with campaign funds. The treasurer billed Illinois taxpayers for the hotels, but reimbursed the state last year for five nights after an internal review determined the travel should have been covered by campaign funds. In an Associated Press interview this month, Rutherford said he shared a room with Lanning only twice on state business, but public records and his office later confirmed it happened more often. A state government travel guideline says employees are entitled to their own room during travel, and the practice of sharing lodging with a boss is frowned upon in the business world for possibly placing subordinates in uncomfortable situations. Lanning, 28, of Pontiac, has worked since 2008 for Rutherford, who previously was a state legislator.
T h e sharedroom issue has arisen at the same time Rutherford, 58, Dan is defendRutherford ing himself against a federal lawsuit claiming he sexually harassed a different employee and forced him to do political work on government time. Rutherford has strongly denied both allegations, blaming them on dirty politics in the four-way GOP primary among him, businessman Bruce Rauner and state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady. The treasurer accuses Rauner of being behind the lawsuit to sabotage his campaign, a charge Rauner dismisses as â€œridiculous.â€? Earlier this month, the Chicago Sun-Times documented how Rutherford and Lanning traveled together during several foreign trips funded by third parties. The Chicago Tribune
reported this week that Rutherford and Lanning had stayed together at least 50 times at the Chicago apartment while campaigning, which Rutherfordâ€™s office later confirmed. The treasurerâ€™s travel practices also were called into question in a recent AP report about his Facebook and Twitter accounts highlighting a mix of government work and political appearances on statepaid trips. The treasurer defends the room-sharing as simply a way to save money, arguing businesses and even professional sports leagues do it. He insists he only does it during travel in expensive places and on campaign business. â€œOur staffs on the campaign, they share rooms when we travel,â€? Rutherford told the AP. â€œJosh has been with me for years on our operation. Thereâ€™s other businesses where [a] boss and others share.â€? Lanning did not
respond to several requests by the AP for comment. In a 2012 interview with his hometown paper, the Pontiac Daily Leader, he described his job as doing research for the treasurer, handling constituent requests and frequent travel. He has a young son and spends personal time working on Rutherford campaign activities, he told the paper. A Rutherford spokeswoman said the two menâ€™s relationship is purely professional. An AP review of Rutherfordâ€™s travel expenses showed that in a number of instances he billed taxpayers, at least initially, for the joint travel. During his interview with AP, the treasurerâ€™s answers changed when asked how often heâ€™d shared rooms with Lanning: first confirming the practice, then saying it never had been on state business, then citing two trips â€“ to Washington D.C. and New York, where hotel rooms can cost several hundred dollars per night.
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high schools placed first through fourth, respectively, in their sectional, held at Morrison High School. A sectional also was held at Riverdale High School in Port Byron. Riverdale, Bureau Valley, Amboy and Prophetstown high schools placed first through fourth, respectively, in their tournament.
Get the results Visit www.masonicbowl.org for all the results and more information. Oregon High School took second place in its sectional, held at Byron High. Sectionals were held Saturday at 30 sites
around the state, and 296 schools participated. Winners advance to the Masonic state tournament, which will be held March 1 at Springfield High School. The other high schools competing Saturday in Morrison were AshtonFranklin Center, Eastland, Forreston and Polo. The Morrison Masonic
Lodge sponsored the tournament. Morrison went to the Masonâ€™s state tournament last year; Newman has not been since 2003, â€œso we are really excited to have the opportunity this year to compete against some of the best scholastic bowl teams in the state,â€? Newman coach Ann Propheter said in an email.
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From our archives: Sterling preserves summer concerts What we thought: 25 years ago
Note to readers â€“ Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The fol- manufacturing firms. ... lowing items appeared in The next few months the Gazette on Feb. 15, 16 will give us a chance to and 17, 1989. see just how much the folks in Sterling and from -USIC MUSIC surrounding areas who IN THE PARK attend the summer cont looks like Sterling certs really care. â€“ Feb. 15, and environs still 1989 can look forward to 7ELCOME BACK
those beautiful, moon,YNN -ARTIN light musical evenings this summer. Ten of As she said in her news them. conference Monday. That eventuality U.S. Rep. Lynn Martin, became a certainty this R-Ill., is taking advantage week when the Band of Congressâ€™ February Commission and city holiday break (donâ€™t we officials agreed not to cut wish we had one, but back the concerts from 10 thatâ€™s another editorial to six. The sticking point, for another snowy Februof course â€“ so, what else ary day) to return to the is new â€“ is a budgetary home district and catch one. up on the needs of the The rising cost of instru- district. ment repairs, insurance Her Rockford press and related expenses conference was a good has left the Sterling Band start. As always with Rep. Commission with a proMartin, the exchange was jected deficit of $5,621 for candid and lively. Unlike the upcoming season. A many politicians, our reduction in the number congressional represenof concerts would result tative at least gives direct in a $2,754 budget suranswers to direct quesplus. tions. But, to their credit, both The congresswomanâ€™s the commission and the upcoming appearance city council in their speat the Lincoln Day Dincial session opted not to ner at the Brandywine, take the easy way out: Saturday night, is another They rejected the idea of good sign. True, this is a any reduction. Instead, Republican Party event, the idea of a fundraiser but at $15 a head, itâ€™s was broached, with not exactly a high-priced details to be worked out. fundraiser. And it does Solicitation of foundagive the average citizen â€“ tions was mentioned by the dinner is open to the City Manager Rich Mays public â€“ an opportunity as an initial initiative. to meet and talk with the The fundraising one person who repreapproach seems to us the sents the 400,000-plus sensible â€“ and only â€“ way residents of her district. to go. More important than Another approach, her return to her home naturally, was to raise the district, however, is the commissionâ€™s tax levy, fact that she has brought which would generate much of her Washington about $7,500, but not staff with her. These are in time for this seasonâ€™s the people who, Marconcert schedule. tin said, do most of her On top of that, of research, answering the course, we have the myriad questions that specter of the tax flood her Sterling-Rock base being eroded Falls, Rockford and even more because of Washington offices. appeals filed by the â€œFor example,â€?she said, mill and other local â€œweâ€™ve been talking for
a potential run for the U.S. Senate. From what she had to say Wednesday morning, she not only has not years in Washington about welfare reform. But forgotten the needs of her we donâ€™t even know how district, she is directing her staff in researching to go about applying for welfare.â€? Doing that kind them. Actions speak louder of basic research, finding out [whether] the system than words, but apparently, Rep. Martin is takworks, and if it doesnâ€™t, ing action. why not, is the nitty We may not always gritty of representing a agree with her politics, congressional district but in this case, we think in a republican form of she is on the right track. â€“ democracy. While some aides will be Feb. 16, 1989 probing human services, /UR COMMUNITIES others will be working ON THE RIGHT TRACK with other If Dr. Harry A. Springer, members president of the Illinois of her conState Medical Society, is stituency. correct, Sterling and Rock Today at Falls are doing the right noon, a things in combating the legislative problem of adolescents aide was Lynn driving under the influmeeting Martin ence of drugs, including with memThe Loves alcohol. bers of the Park Republican The two key elements, Whiteside won praise County Air- according to Dr. Springer, in a 1989 port Board, are setting a good examGazette ple and education. editorial. She apprising later served We donâ€™t have the stathem of the as Labor tistics about what kind of status of secretary for example we are setting the quest President to fund the for our children, although George H.W. Bush. we are sure there is Essential always room for improveAir Service ment in this area. But in program that keeps pasthe education realm, we senger air service at Bitsee positive signs. torf Field. First, there is the DARE In short, what Martin and her staff are doing is program, as administered by representatives of homework. both the Rock Falls and Whether itâ€™s a visit Sterling police departto Sundstrand or siftments. ... Then there are ing through the welfare the continuing educabureaucracy, it has to be tion programs in the done, whether the congressional representative high schools in our area, in particular Students is a Democrat or Republican, liberal or conserva- Against Drunk Driving (SADD), Sterlingâ€™s Parent tive. Too often, citizens per- Network, and the steps taken by area schools to ceive their legislators as an inaccessible elite, and monitor drug and alcohol too often, their legislators use among students in general, and student athare an inaccessible elite. letes in particular. Rep. Martin spent a Much to our regret, good deal of the fall on we donâ€™t think underthe political stump for age drinking, smoking President Bush. With and drug use will ever four terms in the House disappear. But the fewer under her belt and back youngsters we have drivin Washington for a fifth ing under the influence, term, she is acquiring the more lives we can stature and seniority, even as she contemplates save. â€“ Feb. 17, 1989
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WASHINGTON â€“ If you think the U.S. education system is doing its job, hereâ€™s a statistic to contemplate: Forty-six percent of Americans believe that humans were created just 6,000 years ago. In other words, the overwhelming scientific evidence in favor of evolution is flat wrong. This alarming, depressing figure comes from the Gallup Poll and hasnâ€™t changed much over the years. In 1982, 44 percent of Americans believed that God created humans in their current form. The number of Republicans who believe in creationism and discount evolution has increased since 2009 from 47 percent to 56 percent. In other words, no monkeys involved. The Bible is literally true. Noahâ€™s Ark was real and saved 7,000 species from drowning. Perhaps you heard about the â€œdebateâ€? the other night between Bill Nye, TVâ€™s Science Guy, and Ken Ham, who founded the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky. The museum coins huge amounts of money from tourists eager to see dioramas of human beings and dinosaurs living side by side in perfect harmony. The human being has modern hair and is fully clothed and belted, of course, and is smiling toothily. I think the dinosaur, which looks eerily like the evil velociraptors in â€œJurassic Park,â€? is also smiling. The Nye-Ham encounter wasnâ€™t really a debate because, as Ham said, neither was going to win by changing viewpoints. Ham certainly isnâ€™t open to evolution. â€œI know that Godâ€™s word is true. Nothing he [Nye] says will cast doubt on that,â€? Ham intoned. Nye reposted that Hamâ€™s no-evolution theory canâ€™t possibly explain why there are now millions of species of flora and fauna. He wondered, for example, how two kangaroos from a boat that ended up in Turkey could have hopped over oceans to land in Australia, leaving no fossils behind. THE ENCOUNTER IS OF little historic note except that school boards all over the country are in real debate over whether creationism should be taught to children. During one of the interminable GOP debates before the 2008 presidential election, the 10 candidates on stage were asked whether they believe in evolution. Three raised their hands indicating they did not: Tom Tancredo, Kansas Gov. Sam
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Brownback, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. Huckabee, a televangelist who has his own political show on the Fox network, later said the question was â€œutterly silly.â€? None of the candidates, he said, was â€œrunning to be eighth-grade science teacher.â€? Huckabee has suddenly emerged as one of the leading GOP presidential candidates for 2016 since New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie selfdestructed. He says the earth may be more than 6,000 years old and may even be bilBill Nye lions of years TVâ€™s Science old. â€œBut we Guy debated Ken Ham, donâ€™t know.â€? Creation He insists he Museum does know founder, on that one God Feb. 4. created it all. President Barack Obama says he is against teaching creationism as an alternative to evolution to children because it is religionbased. He calls science the never-ending search for knowledge and truth. He says science holds the key to our planetâ€™s survival (climate change). And he says it is time to put science at the top of our agenda. HUCKABEE AND MANY millions like him do not agree. They want â€œbeliefâ€? at the top of the agenda, or rather, they want their form of belief. Their belief that America can do no wrong. Belief that their God loves this country more than others. Their belief that scientific findings can be cherry picked and denied. Their belief that parents may decide what truths their children are taught and which are inconvenient. Forty-six percent of Americans refuse to accept that human life evolved from lesser animals in a process that took billions of years. According to the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, only 63 percent of Americans believe that climate change is happening, although 97 percent of climate experts are convinced climate change is real and human activity is the cause, according to The Consensus Project. And, yes, folks, there is still a Flat Earth Society. Note to readers: Ann McFeatters is an op-ed columnist for McClatchy-Tribune. Readers may send her email at amcfeatters@ nationalpress.com.
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Finding other vegetarians during meals Group welcomes anyone thinking of making the switch BY EMILY STEELE Herald & Review
DECATUR (AP) – In 1990, when Sue Weinstein wanted to eat out, dinner usually meant a salad and a baked potato. “It’s easier than it used to be,” the 20-year vegetarian-turnedvegan said. “But it’s still pretty tough.” That’s part of the reason she’s a co-organizer for the Decatur Vegetarian Meetup group. Meetup is an online forum where people can form clubs open to anyone and create events for those with similar interests. Last Thursday, the group met at the newly opened Taproot restaurant in downtown Decatur. Weinstein contacted Executive Chef John Redden several weeks before to discuss menu options. Redden saw it as a challenge. “It forces you as a cook to be more creative,” Redden said. With popular documentaries such as “Forks over Knives” and “Food Inc.” increasing public awareness of the food industry and the benefits of eating less processed food, Redden said they often get dietary requests for vegetarian, vegan, or more recently, gluten-free foods. He and his right-hand man, sous chef Paul Maisel, worked to make creative and tasty menu options for the group. “Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you have to eat bland food or suffer with your house salad while everyone else at the table eats a steak,”
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Kalyn Miller, a server at Taproot Restaurant, takes orders from members of the Decatur Vegetarian Meetup Group during their dinner Jan. 23 in Decatur. The group branched out of the Decatur Vegetarian Society 2 years ago this month. The group welcomes vegetarians and vegans or anyone considering it and has has participants from as far as Springfield or Champaign. Maisel said. “I can’t imagine what’s that would be like on a day-to-day basis.” It’s not as hard as you might think, though. Weinstein became a vegetarian in 1990 out of ethical concerns and went vegan 5 years ago. She enjoys cooking meals at home, especially ones such as Vegan Mac and Cheese, but struggles at restaurants. “It’s so hard for vegans and vegetarians to eat out,” she said. That difficulty in finding tasty veggie meals on a menu inspired the group’s creation. The idea was that, if vegetarians and vegans went as a group, they could get restaurants to put together menu items specifically for them. The idea paid off, as Thursday’s dinner at Taproot had
the largest number of people of any of their meetups, with 21 people filling the private room. “I think everyone wanted to try this restaurant,” Weinstein said. The menu started off with a vegan potato and onion bisque topped with mushrooms and fried asparagus or a salad. Entree choices were spicy Asian grilled lettuce wraps, grilled portabella mushroom with potatoes and spinach or a loaded market salad. Dessert was strawberries with chocolate silk mousse made out of tofu that only a few could resist ordering. Topics of conversation shifted from favorite recipes to seedlings for spring gardens already being planted. Comfortable laughter filled
the room as friends chatted and strangers quickly became acquaintances. That is, until plates were brought out and everyone settled into a meal designed especially for them. The Meetup group branched out of the Decatur Vegetarian Society two years ago this month. The group welcomes vegetarians and vegans or anyone considering it and has participants from as far as Springfield or Champaign. They try to meet once a month at a member’s house or an accommodating restaurant. Julie Rotz is a member of both groups. She became a vegetarian in February 2012 to help in her fight against breast cancer. “I found out after I got diagnosed with breast cancer some of the things I was eating weren’t so good,” Rotz said. Already an avid runner, around that time her daughter became a vegan and encouraged Rotz to read “The China Study,” by T. Colin Campbell. Knowing her body was going to go through a lot with surgery and chemotherapy Rotz decided she wanted to help the process by eating well. “I likened it to the longest marathon ever,” Rotz said about her treatment. She’s now in remission and is still running, but has no plans of returning to a diet that includes meat. “This really is a nutrient dense way to eat, so it has got to be one of the best thing I can do for myself,” Rotz said. Still, she pointed out that it’s possible to have an unhealthy vegetarian diet. “You could eat potato chips and drink Coke and be vegetarian.”
The top question she gets from people is the most obvious one: Do you get enough protein? That was something Rotz considered during the first stages of research. She used a nutritional guide from the American Cancer Society to log her plant-based diet for several days with a surprising result. “I got more than I needed,” Rotz said. After researching the food industry online and through the library, she got involved with the vegetarian society to learn more. She picked up cooking tips, tried new foods at the potlucks and learned from the videos they showed at society meetings. She now has a growing library of vegetarian cook books and has enjoyed trying new fruits and vegetables. “I’m just soaking it up like a sponge,” Rotz said. Taproot’s menu is seasonal. The focus now is on root vegetables and winter comfort foods, which will shift to more spring-like fare in March. Sous chef Maisel made the first and last dish. He and Redden bounced ideas off each other when planning out the menu, conscious of developing “explosions of flavor” for the dinner. For the chocolate dessert, he took the extra step to sweeten it with agave nectar, instead of honey, which is off limits for some vegans. “It’s one of those [dishes] where you could do blind tastings with guests and no one would know,” Maisel said. Redden used Thursday’s dinner as a testing board for vegetarian and vegan items that may turn up on future menus. “Good food is good food, don’t discriminate.”
SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Tuesday, Feb. 18 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, and late clinics for family planning, family case management, WIC, and immnuzations, Lee County Health Department, Suite 100, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-284-3371. Preschool screenings, Morrison Preschool, Morrison United Methodist Church, 200 W. Lincolnway. Appointments: 815772-2153. Kiwanis Club of Sterling, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Ryberg Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling, 815499-4866. Sisters in Christ, 9 a.m., Congregational Church, 1602 13th Ave., Rock Falls. Golden K Kiwanis, 9 a.m., Dixon Senior Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Gaffey Home Nursing and Hospice blood pressure clinic, 9 a.m.-noon, Kroger, 2301 Locust St., Sterling, 815-6263467. American Red Cross blood drive, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 1:30-5:30 p.m., KSB Hospital conference room, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Walk-ins welcome after noon. Appointments: 800733-2767 or 800-448-3543. Weight Watchers, 9:30 a.m., 6 p.m., Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., Dixon. La Leche League, 10 a.m., Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., No. 100, Dixon, 815-284-3371. Free blood pressure clinic, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Blood pressure check, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3253. Commodities, 10-11 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Veterans employment representative, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815589-3925. Facing the Challenge Cancer Support Group, 11 a.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815288-4673.
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Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, open; 6 p.m., open, women’s; 7:30 p.m., open, 90-92 Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Sterling Rotary Club, noon-1 p.m., YWCA of the Sauk Valley, 412 First Ave., Sterling. Dixon Noon Lions, noon, private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Public welcome. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, tradition; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed, Big Book, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Lunch and Learn, noon, Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815288-4673. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Wii and Yoga class, 1:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Caregivers Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Franklin Street Room, Polo Area Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., Polo. Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees, 2 p.m., 502 Woodburn Ave., Sterling. Bureau Valley Area Hospice Grief and Loss Support Group, 2:30 p.m., Perry Memorial Hospital chapel, 530 Park Ave. E., No. 201, Princeton, 815-8764482. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 88, 2:30 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 540, state Route 38, Dixon. Kids Coping with Cancer, 3:30 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-2884673. Dixon TOPS IL617 meeting, 5 p.m., Eells meeting room, St. Luke Episcopal Church, 221 W. Third St., Dixon, 815-284-8321. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 5:307:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Mothers’ Breast-feeding Group, 6 p.m., lower level conference room, Perry Memorial Hospital, 530 Park Ave., E.,
Princeton, 815-876-2282. Parents and Grandparents Grief Support Group, 6 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling, 815-9907066 or 815-625-2634. Group Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder, 6-7:30 p.m., Sinnissippi Center, 326 state Route 2, Dixon, 815-590-0822. TOPS 253, 6-7:30 p.m., Good Neighbor Care, 2705 Avenue E, Sterling, 815-622-2820. School Of Love In Deliverance Substance Abuse Group, 6:30 p.m., closed, The Worship Center, 403 N. Ottawa, Dixon, 815-284-1340. Stroke Support Group, 6:30 p.m., White Oak classroom, Perry Memorial Hospital, 530 Park Ave. E., No. 201, Princeton, 815-876-4449. Big Bureau Creek Watershed, 7 p.m., United States Department of Agriculture Service Center meeting room, 312 E. Backbone Road, Princeton, 815875-8732, ext. 3. River Cities Quilters Guild, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 311 N. Ninth St., Fulton, 563-243-7621 before noon. Buddy Bags meeting, 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 815-541-2122. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 606 Brown Ave., Ashton. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Rolling Hills Center, 201 state Route 64, Lanark. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, step, 304 Seventh Ave. W., Lyndon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous Beginners, 7 p.m., 8 p.m., closed, First Presbyterian Church, 410 Second Ave., Sterling. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, 7 p.m., open, As Bill Sees It, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, Village of Progress, 710 S. 13th St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, All Saints Lutheran Church, 624 Luther Drive, Byron. Al-Anon/Alateen, 8 p.m., private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Volunteer Care Center of Lee County, 403 E. First St.,
Dixon. Appointment: 815-2849555. Wednesday, Feb. 19 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, and WIC nutritional, education and coupon pickup, Lee County Health Department, Suite 100, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-284-3371. Dixon Kiwanis Club meeting, 7 a.m., private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. The Breakfast Club, 8:30 a.m., River’s Edge Inn, 2303 W. First St., Dixon. Serenity Hospice & Home: 815-732-2499. Whiteside County Senior Center outreach caseworker, 9-10 a.m., Erie Public Library, 802 Eighth Ave., 815-622-9230. Foot clinic, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9-11 a.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Rules of the Road class, 9 a.m., Dixon Senior Center, 100 W. Second St., 815-288-6563. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Church of the Brethren, 215 North Court St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., women’s group; noon; 3:30 p.m.; 7 p.m., Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Nurturing Program, 9:15 a.m., Sinnissippi Centers Inc., 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815625-0013 or 800-782-1584. Rules of the Road Class, 9:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Registration: 815-288-9236. Rock River Center representative, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Sharing Life’s Memories Program, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Lee County Health Department blood pressure clinic, 10-11:30 a.m., Amboy Community Center, 280 W. Wasson Road, 815-284-3371. Whiteside County Health Department free blood pressure clinic, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sullivan’s Foods, 300 N. Madison
St., Morrison, 815-772-4213. Blood pressure check, 10:3011:30 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. “Organizing with Heart” program, 11 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m. -noon, Dixon Food Center – Red Fox, 500 Chicago Ave., Dixon. BorgWarner retiree lunch, 11:30 a.m., River’s Edge Inn, 2303 W. First St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, Big Book; 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, tradition, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, grapevine; 6 p.m., closed, Spanish; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed; Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, 8 p.m., open, Big Book, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Lee County Health Department blood pressure clinic, 1-2:30 p.m., McReynolds Towers, 1000 Washington Ave., Dixon, 815-284-3371. Mercy Nursing free blood pressure clinic, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Countryside Manor, 625 Countryside Lane, Dixon. “Living Life to the Fullest” presentation, 12:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Free blood pressure check, 1-3 p.m., Amboy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15 W. Wasson Road, Amboy, 815-8572550. Woodworkers, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Alcoholics Anonymous, 1:30 p.m., closed, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St. American Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointment: 815-625-0382 or 800-733-2767. Rock River Valley Blood Cen-
ter blood drive, 2-6 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, 702 E. Dixon St., Polo. Appointments: 815-440-3983. Free blood pressure clinic, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Community Room, Odell Library, 307 S. Madison, Morrison. Women’s Support Group, 5-6:30 p.m., Choices Domestic Violence Program office, 114 W. Market St., Mount Carroll. Buddy Bags packing, 5-6 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 815-541-2122. YWCA sexual abuse survivors women’s group, 5:30-7 p.m., second floor, 115 W. First St., Dixon, firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-625-0333. Walnut Board of Directors, 5:30 p.m., Walnut Public Library, 101 Heaton St., 815-379-2159. Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., closed, steps, tradition, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., Davis Junction. Special Needs Parent Support Group, 5:30-7:30 p.m., conference room, Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St. Pearl, a self-esteem support group of the YWCA Domestic Violence Program, 6 p.m., 815625-0333. Men’s Cancer Group, 6 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-288-4673. Carroll County 4-H Foundation, 6:30 p.m., University of Illinois Carroll County Extension meeting room, 807D S. Clay St., Mount Carroll, 815-244-9444. AWANA, 6:30-8 p.m., 3 years through sixth grade, Northside Baptist Church, 598 River Lane, Dixon, 815-288-5212. American Legion Post 12, 7 p.m., 1120 W. First St., Dixon, 815284-2003. Dixon Area Detachment Marine Corps League, 7 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1560 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 960 U.S. Route 52, Amboy. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Polo Town Hall, 117 N. Franklin.
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Girlfriendâ€™s texts to stepfather end relationship Dear Abby, My youngest grown son discovered that his girlfriend â€“ his possible future wife â€“ was texting pictures of herself to his stepfather. Needless to say, he told her the relationship is over. Now, for obvious reasons, he no longer wants to be around his stepfather, and is deeply concerned about how it will affect his relationship with his mother, my ex-wife. They are close, which I encouraged, but she seems to be in denial about the situation. Have you any suggestions on how to be supportive of my son and all the dynamics? â€“ Too Much Drama in Missouri
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Dear Too Much Drama, You say your ex-wife seems to be in denial. Was the reason for the breakup ever explained to her? If it wasnâ€™t, then your son should talk to his mother about it, and from then on arrange to see her alone. Dear Abby, I just dropped off my
13-year-old son at a party. Heâ€™s a seventhgrader, and when I take him to a friendâ€™s house, if I havenâ€™t met the parents, I walk him to the door and introduce him and myself to them. I do this to try and make sure the parents are at home and responsible. (Honestly, if they werenâ€™t, Iâ€™d take my son and leave.) I know it embarrasses him, but most parents thank me because they want to meet the parents of the kids who are in their homes. Times are different for our kids today. I just canâ€™t believe that someone would simply drop off a child and speed away when he/she has absolutely no clue who these people are. Iâ€™m not
a helicopter parent; Iâ€™m just a mother who loves my children enough to make sure theyâ€™re in good hands. Recently, a ninth-grader in our school district had a house party where 30 kids received underage drinking citations! Sorry â€“ but Iâ€™m taking no chances. Parenting is not being your childâ€™s best friend. Please encourage parents not to be afraid to reach out to other parents. It really does take a village. â€“ Vigilant in Bucks County, Pa. Dear Vigilant, Your children are fortunate to have a mother who is as involved in their lives as you are. Not all young people are so lucky. Your son may find
your vigilance embarrassing, but take comfort in knowing that all kids your sonâ€™s age find their parents embarrassing. Orchids to you for pointing out the importance of parents networking with each other to ensure that their children are safe and supervised. When an entire â€œvillageâ€? is watching, there is less chance of a lamb straying. Dear Abby, I have been married to my wife for 33 years. I recently found a pair of her panties with â€œBooty Callâ€? printed across the back. I canâ€™t help but wonder. She has never had underwear like that in 33 years. What gives? â€“ Surprised Texan
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Dear Surprised, Was your wife wearing the lingerie at the time? If not, how did you discover the panties? The surest way to get to the bottom of this would be to ask your wife this question. She may have thought they were cute and bought them on impulse â€“ or they may have been a gift. Please let me know, because not only am I interested in her answer, but Iâ€™m sure millions of readers are curious, too. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
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Bertrand Piccard from Switzerland and Brian Jones from England were the first to travel nonstop around the world in a balloon. Piccard said, “Very often, human beings are living like on autopilot, reacting automatically with what happens.” Some bridge players count at the table almost without being aware they are doing it. These experts are on autopilot. That is good. There are many more players who are on a different autopilot, following the typical “rules” of the game, which is occasionally not good. In this deal, for example, how should the defenders play to defeat three no-trump after West leads his fourthhighest heart four?
In the auction, I disagree with North’s using Stayman, because his doubleton is so strong. He should just raise to three no-trump. We have all heard of “third
hand high.” And many Easts would not be able to resist using it at trick one, covering dummy’s heart five with the seven – but it is the wrong play. When third hand cannot contribute a nine or higher, he should give count. Here, with an odd number of hearts, he should play the two. Declarer will win with his jack, cross to dummy with a spade to the queen, and run the diamond 10. West, on winning with his king, should cash the heart ace, knowing that declarer will have to drop his king. West will then run his suit for down one. If East plays the heart seven at trick one, West should assume East started with a doubleton and shift to a club, trying to get East on lead for a heart lead through declarer’s king. © 2014 UFS
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enior Michael Battles, 18, of Rock Falls, is the Rock Falls High School December Student of the Month. He is the son of Monte and Melani Battles, and has a sister, McKinzie, a sophomore at RFHS. Favorite class: Chemistry. We learn more than chemistry; we learn why and how most of the everyday products in our homes work. Top teacher: Tiffany Purdy. She has the ability to teach above and beyond what needs to be taught, while at the same time relating to the students in a way that holds our attention. Extracurriculars: I am involved in BLAST, a group that mentors children at Dillon and Merrill schools in Rock Falls. After graduation: I will be going to University of Wisconsin-Platteville and majoring in electrical engineering. Paycheck: I work for M&M Aviation at the
Whiteside County Airport. I am basically a handyman; I fix everything that needs fixed and plow snow or mow grass. Best friend: Dallas Jones. He and I work together, and our girlfriends are best friends, so we get to hang out a lot. Favorite singer or musical group: No favorites. I do, but, like almost any type of music other than rap. Favorite actor: Will Ferrell Favorite movie: â€œStep Brothersâ€? Favorite TV show: â€œBreaking Badâ€? Hobbies: I love to do electrical work in my free time. I know, itâ€™s weird ... Iâ€™ve just always enjoyed rewiring things in my house and setting up home surroundsound and car audio systems. Favorite game or outdoor activity: I do not enjoy games or sports. I actually hate organized sports and find them to
What makes your blood boil? Ignorant and immature people who canâ€™t seem to function in society. Hangouts: I only hang out at home, work, and the girlfriendâ€™s house. High school survival guide: Do what is expected of you. Those who slack off donâ€™t make it. Useless knowledge: Logarithms Iâ€™m in the dictionary next to: Mature. I know when it is OK to goof off and when I am expected to act appropriately. Dream job: I would love to work for a car manufacturer and see how the design process of a car works. Trading places: With Alan Mulally, the CEO of Ford. I would love to know what itâ€™s like to run a multi-billion-dollar company. Trading spaces: I would love to go to Germany. I have always admired how unique Germanyâ€™s culture is.
Senior Michael Battles, 18, the Rock Falls High School December Student of the Month, mentors children at Dillon and Merrill schools. He plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and major in electrical engineering. be a waste of time that could be better spent making money. Favorite food: Pizza from JWâ€™s in Rock Falls has to go to number one.
Biggest fear: Blood. I canâ€™t handle having to get blood drawn. Every time I give blood, it ends in a panic attack. Least favorite class:
Anything to do with history. I have always loved my history teachers, but I have never been interested in the subject.
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Seeking help The family visited a doctor shortly after the wide-ranging and inexplicable symptoms started. The pediatrician attributed Kloeyâ€™s behaviors to â€œheightened sensitivity issuesâ€? and after occupational therapy evaluations, the Trujillos were told Kloey could be on the spectrum for autism or sensory processing disorder. Kloey kept withdrawing from others, struggled through school days â€“ when she went â€“ and removed her inhibitive clothing the minute she came home, taking comfort in a familiar blanket. Frustrated by vague answers and more physical symptoms complicated by her daughterâ€™s bladder reflux problems, Jaclyn started researching OCD in children, and almost by accident, she stumbled upon something that finally seemed to connect all the dots. â€œI was reading a Parents magazine story about something called PANDAS,â€? she said, â€œand it finally explained everything we were going through, so I just kept researching it.â€? In Hinsdale, the Trujillos found one of the few doctors nationwide who treats PANDAS. â€œHe was certain she had PANDAS,â€? Jaclyn said. â€œIf I wouldnâ€™t have done my own research and kept pushing, I still wouldnâ€™t know whatâ€™s wrong with my daughter.â€? Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections, or PANDAS, is a rare disease. It usually occurs in young children from a strep infection that is
employer, Sterling Steel, but most treatments for the disease are not covered by the insurance industry at large. It is not officially recognized as a disease by the entities that guide the insurance companies. â€œWe have flex spending, too, and they donâ€™t even take that,â€? Jaclyn said. â€œPANDAS is not in the book of diagnosed diseases.â€? The most promising treatment for severe cases of PANDAS is intra-
venous immunoglobulin treatment, or IVIG. Plasma from many individuals must be mixed and purified before it is administered to boost a compromised immune system. Each treatment costs about $10,000, and because it is considered experimental for PANDAS, is not covered by insurance. The Trujillos hope Kloey will need only one plasma treatment. They are waiting until next fall to have it because doctors have seen better outcomes after age 6. A benefit has been planned to help the family pay for the IVIG procedure. A vendor and craft show is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at Cochranâ€™s Pub in Sterling. Nearly 40 vendors have been booked for the event. Matt â€œCat Mattâ€? Jones will even be there to raffle off fishing equipment. There will also be several other raffles and auctions.
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Kloey Trujillo, 5, colors at the dining room table Wednesday afternoon at her familyâ€™s home outside of Walnut. Wednesday was one of the first days Kloey has been able to go school recently. thought to trigger OCD, tic, and other neuropsychiatric disorders. It isnâ€™t caused by the infection directly, but by the bodyâ€™s response to strep. PANDAS experts, of which there are few, believe it is an autoimmune disease that continually interferes with the basal ganglia, the part of the brain that controls movement and behavior. Without treatment, physical and emotion symptoms get progressively worse. Many researchers compare it to another autoimmune disorder, rheumatic fever.
Support for families Unawareness of PANDAS, and the emotional and financial roller coaster that is the disease, puts tremendous strain on families. Thatâ€™s why Wendy Nawara of Naperville started the PANDAS/ PITAND/PANS Advocacy and Support group, the only official organization of its kind in Illinois. Although members are spread out geographically,
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Nawara, like many PANDAS parents, also had to deal with dismissive attitudes from many doctors along the way. â€œMy first doctor said it was sensory sensitivity,â€? Nawara said. â€œThat doctor told me, â€˜Sheâ€™ll outgrow it; you need to be firmer and set better limits.â€™ Families are dejected by doctors, schools, and many have lost contact with their friends.â€? The group started with two members, and now has nearly 200. She is now approving two to 10 new families a week on Facebook. Nawara now sees her struggles as a calling. â€œI was a social worker and sibling of someone with multiple disabilities,â€? Nawara said. â€œI knew I wanted to work with families like this, and looking back, I think everything happened the way it was supposed to.â€?
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Aisa Achmizov, director of the local folk art museum, shows off traditional smoked cheese made by his Circassian tribe in the village of Bolshoi Kichmai, Russia. Circassians are a Muslim ethnic group who live in villages sprinkled through the Sochi region, just a few dozen miles from where the Winter Olympic games are being played out in gleaming arenas.
Olympics divide Sochi’s indigenous Circassians Ethnic group was mostly ignored in run-up to games BOLSHOI KICHMAI, Russia (AP) – While Vladimir Putin and rich Olympic sponsors watch the Winter Games in gleaming arenas, boys in nearby Bolshoi Kichmai herd their goats by tying them to rickety bicycles, riding against the wind through a rocky valley where invading Russian armies slaughtered their ancestors 150 years ago. These Circassian boys, their families and neighbors are the real hosts of the Sochi Olympics. Circassians, a Muslim ethnic group native to these lush lands that Putin chose for his hegemonic Olympic project, were massacred and exiled by czarist troops, persecuted under Stalin and largely ignored in the run-up to the Sochi Games. Members of the Circassian diaspora from New Jersey to Turkey and Israel have protested, arguing that Olympic skiing and other events are being staged on the blood of their forebears. But Circassians who still live in villages sprinkled through the Sochi region are loath to put up a fuss. The people of Bolshoi Kichmai worry more about securing a longawaited gas pipeline and paved roads than righting historical wrongs. And they fear that confronting powerful Russian author-
ities could invite new discrimination against a long-powerless minority. “We don’t need to throw stones at the past; we need to look forward,” said Aisa Achmizov, who runs the small folk art museum in Bolshoi Kichmai, which he hopes will bring in more visitors thanks to the Olympics. “You have to know the history of your country. But I don’t want to say too much.” Russia’s most prominent terrorist, Doku Umarov, made matters worse by adopting the Circassians’ cause. In a warning last year, the Chechen rebel leader urged Muslim extremists to target the Games. Circassians insist they are peaceful and have nothing to do with Umarov’s threat. But it has made the villagers of Bolshoi Kichmai even more wary of speaking out. Activists say Umarov’s threat has provided Russian security services a pretext to increase document checks and pressure on women in headscarves and men with long beards across the Caucasus. The Circassians are one piece in a patchwork of more than 100 ethnic groups across the Caucasus whose warrior traditions and resistance to outside rule loom large in Russia’s history and collective consciousness. The people of Bolshoi Kichmai are from one of several Circassian groups, the Shapsug. That diversity contributes to Russia’s cultural wealth – and has posed
challenges to Russian rulers ever since they brought the soaring peaks and seashores of the Caucasus region under the imperial yoke. The conquest ended in the 1860s after decades of scorched-earth warfare, mass killings and expulsions that some label genocide. The Circassians surrendered in 1864 in the city of Sochi, and exiled Circassians scattered across the Caucasus and around the world. Today, Circassians in New Jersey have a tightknit community whose congressional representative defends their interests. Circassians in Jordan are among the country’s elite. Circassians in Bolshoi Kichmai, by contrast, struggle to get by on tourism in a town with few amenities, just a few dozen kilometers from Olympic events but a world away from their glory. The toilet at the folk art museum is an outhouse with a hole in the floor. Firewood is the primary fuel for many families. Grandparents fight a losing battle to ensure that the goat-herding boys and other village children speak their native dialect. And well water is running dry, after a company building railroads for the Olympic project hauled away huge amounts of gravel from the Shakhe river, disrupting its flow through town. Residents filed a lawsuit against the company, but are still waiting for results.
CAIRO (AP) – An explosion ripped through a tourist bus near a border crossing between Egypt and Israel on Sunday, killing at least three South Koreans and the Egyptian driver in an attack that stoked fears Sinai militants have resumed a bloody campaign against tourists. The targeting of foreign tourists was the first to take place in the southern part of the Sinai Peninsula in nearly a decade, when a massive bomb devastated a luxury hotel in Taba, killing 34 people, mostly foreign tourists. At least 11 of those killed were Israelis. The 2004 attack was followed by suicide bombings at Sharm elSheik in July 2005 and the smaller Red Sea resort of Dahab the following year. Combined, the three attacks killed about 120 people. In contrast, the restive northern part of Sinai has for years witnessed attacks on security forces blamed on disgruntled local Bedouin residents. However, a fledgling insurgency by militants, some with al-Qaida links, emerged after the ouster
in July of Egypt’s Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi. The 2004-06 attacks in Sinai were the worst to target foreign tourists since the 1997 Luxor massacre, when gunmen opened fire at the Temple of Hatshepsut on the city’s west bank of the River Nile, killing 58 tourists and four Egyptians. No claim of responsibility has been made for the latest Taba bombing, which bore the hallmarks of attacks blamed on the al-Qaida-linked militant groups battling the army and security forces in Sinai’s restive north. The security officials said the source of the explosion was not clear, but they believe it was either a car bomb or a roadside bomb that was detonated by remote control. Rescue workers found three bodies at the scene of the attack and the badly burnt remains of one or possibly two other people, said Khaled Abu Hashem, the head of ambulance services in southern Sinai. Almost all 33 passengers on the bus were wounded by the explosion, with 12 suffering serious injuries. The wounded were being treated in hospitals in Taba and the coastal resort towns of Nuweiba and Sharm al-Sheikh
to the south on the Red Sea’s Gulf of Suez. In Seoul, the foreign ministry said in a text message that 31 passengers were from a church in Jincheon, in the country’s Choongbuk Province, being led by a South Korean tour guide. Only two of its nationals were found dead and nine were injured, the ministry added. Such discrepancies in death tolls often occur in the initial stages of an emergency response. The Egyptian security officials said the bus had arrived at the Taba crossing from the ancient Greek Orthodox monastery of St. Catherine’s in central Sinai. The journey, they said, originated in Cairo, Egypt’s capital. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity, because they were not authorized to speak to the media. Egypt’s vital tourism sector has been badly hit by the deadly turmoil roiling the country since the 2011 revolt that deposed longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak. Sunday’s attack came as signs of a slow recovery in tourism were emerging, with the focus of the rebound on Red Sea resorts in Sinai and the mainland rather on Cairo, often the scene of some of the deadliest unrest.
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BYRON – While snow was falling outside on Saturday night, Snow was rising up inside Byron High School. Newman senior Jake Snow, along with teammate and fellow sectional champion Bryce Ivey, will lead a contingent of 10 area wrestlers who survived the meat grinder that is the Class 1A Byron Sectional. Their next stop will be the state tournament, which begins Thursday at State Farm Center in Champaign. Leading the way is Snow, who began his high school career with a state title in 2011 at 112 pounds. He hopes to conclude it with a title at 145, and took a step in that direction by capturing his second sectional title. In the finals, he rolled to a 12-3 decision against Dakota’s Greg Krulas. The key sequence was at the end of second period, when Snow (36-1) scored a takedown and 3-point nearfall to seize a 7-2 lead.
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Dixon’s Kylian Lally will make a return trip to state, while Sterling’s Bryant Lilly and Jaden Urrutia will make their first appearances at the state tournament. The trio advanced out of the Class 2A Pontiac Sectional on Saturday. Kylian Urrutia was Lally the runnerDixon senior up at 113 pounds. Lilly took third at 220 and Lally fourth at 145. Urrutia (21-5), a sophomore, dropped a 6-3 decision to Washington’s Ethan Reel (40-5) in the 113-pound title tilt. A veteran of IESA and fresh-soph state meets, Urrutia is thrilled to be making his first trip to state as a varsity competitor. “It’s definitely a lot bigger deal,” said Urrutia, whose been to four IESA state tourneys and one fresh-soph state tourney.
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Local 2A advancers Dixon: Kylian Lally (145) Sterling: Jaden Urrutia (113), Bryant Lilly (220)
Newman’s Jake Snow (left) gets control of Dakota’s Greg Krulas during the 145-pound championship bout Saturday at the Class 1A Byron Sectional. Snow and Comet teammate Bryce Ivey both won sectional titles, and will lead a contingent of 10 local wrestlers to next weekend’s state meet in Champaign.
Newman: Elias Edmondson (138), Jake Snow (145), Bryce Ivey (170) Rock Falls: Lucas Newburgh (195) Polo: Ethan Cain (160) Erie-Prophetstown: Nick Williams (170) Oregon: Dominic Marchetti (145), Tyler Blume (195) Morrison: Austin Keller (160), Austin Shoup (182)
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Defenses dominate rivalry game Milledgeville holds off Marcos to win NUIC East battle in Polo BY TY REYNOLDS firstname.lastname@example.org 800-798-4085, ext. 554
Milledgeville’s Zach Herin (34) drives around the defense of Polo’s Brian Cavanaugh during the teams’ NUIC East game Saturday night in Polo. The Missiles won 46-45 to complete the season sweep in the rivalry.
POLO – No one should be surprised the Milledgeville-Polo boys basketball game came down to the final possession, or that the final margin was a mere one point. The surprising part Saturday night in Polo was how low-scoring the nipand-tuck affair turned out to be. In a game filled with runs by both teams, the Missiles downed the Marcos 46-45. Free throws made all the difference down the stretch … but only because both teams missed all of them. After the Marcos (20-7, 7-4) rallied from a five-point deficit in the final min-
Star of the game: AJ Dollmeyer, Polo, 17 points, 16 rebounds Up next: Durand at Milledgeville & South Beloit at Polo, both 7:30 p.m. Tuesday ute thanks to the Missiles (19-4, 8-3) missing the front end of three oneand-one opportunities, Polo senior AJ Dollmeyer had two free throws with no time left on the clock and his team down one. With the lane cleared out and the players, coaches and crowd holding its breath, Dollmeyer’s two attempts
rattled out to give Milledgeville the season sweep over the rival Marcos. “It was just a huge sigh of relief, because we basically gave them the chance to win it,” Milledgeville senior Caleb Skoog said. “We missed some key free throws when we really had to have them, and we were fortunate that we’re leaving here with the win.” A quarter earlier, it didn’t look like the game would come down to the wire. After Polo opened the second half with a 9-0 run to take a 30-29 lead – its first since 2-0 in the opening minute – the Missiles closed the third quarter with a 10-0 run of their own.
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Poloâ€™s AJ Dollmeyer shoots over the Milledgeville defense during their NUIC East rivalry game Saturday night in Polo. Dollmeyer missed two free throws with no time on the clock in the Marcosâ€™ 46-45 loss, but his double-double was a big reason why Polo was in that situation to begin with. hugs with the big fella after Poloâ€™s brief trip to the locker room, or the Milledgeville fans talking amongst themselves that they felt bad for the guy who failed to come through in the end and beat their team. s !ND MOST ESPECIALLY the composure, poise and maturity Dollmeyer showed as he stopped to answer the standard â€“ and maybe rather mundane â€“ questions from this newspaper reporter, whose job it was to make him rehash those painful moments still fresh as an open wound in order to write this column. â€œIt sucks â€Ś it just sucks,â€? Dollmeyer said, shaking his head, his thoughts far away in time. â€œWe had it right there, right where we wanted it, and I blew it.â€? Letâ€™s just put a stop to that noise right now, because thatâ€™s just not being fair to himself. Thereâ€™s no way Dollmeyer should feel like he cost his team the game. In fact, the Marcos wouldnâ€™t have even been close to that situation if not for his hard work on the offensive glass, most of which
turned into points on his putbacks. â€œYou can pick anything from that game and say it cost us,â€? Polo coach Matt Messer said, â€œeven the most harmless turnover in the first quarter that cost us a possession. He and the rest of the guys had worked so hard to get to that point, and unfortunately, thatâ€™s what it came down to at the very end. â€œBut we win as a team and lose as a team, and thereâ€™s no way AJ should think this is all on him.â€? It had to be a lonely feeling, standing at the free-throw line of an empty lane with no time on the clock, all of your teammates and opposing players standing back near halfcourt, out of sight. Even Messer couldnâ€™t bring himself to stand in Dollmeyerâ€™s peripheral vision, instead backing up as far as he could and still stay in the coaches box on the sideline to his star centerâ€™s right. Then, with a couple of bounces off the left side of the rim, both free throws popped up and fell away from the cylinder, closing out Poloâ€™s Senior Night on a sour
note. â€œItâ€™s just really a tough way to win,â€? Milledgeville senior Caleb Skoog said. â€œI definitely wouldnâ€™t want to be in that position. I mean, Iâ€™m not complaining, because we won â€Ś but you still feel bad for the other guy.â€? Thereâ€™s the respect that both coaches talked about afterward, the respect they have for their counterparts and the programs theyâ€™ve built just 11.8 miles apart. The ups and downs Messer and Brian Rahn have seen through the years, the proximity of their schools meaning a closeness between the players who grow up together, the â€œfriendlyâ€? adverb that both of them put before â€œrivalryâ€? in this longtime feud. In the end, one team won and the other lost, which happens at every game everywhere. But the way this one happened, it may have brought two already close towns, schools and teams even closer together. â€œYour heart goes out to AJ, it really does,â€? Rahn said. â€œHe played great all game, heâ€™s been a great player for them for the last 3 years, and he gave it his all on his Senior Night â€Ś and thatâ€™s what ends up happening. â€œYou really feel for him, you feel his hurt a little bit, and I think thatâ€™s what makes this such a great, respectful, friendly rivalry.â€?
Back-and-forth affair goes to Milledgeville DEFENSE CONTINUED FROM B1 The run was capped by Jordan Harrisâ€™ hanger in the lane with 1.2 seconds left, for a 39-30 lead heading into the final 8 minutes. â€œIt was a game of runs, and we had the last one,â€? Dollmeyer said. â€œWe just didnâ€™t finish it off. We gave them two big runs, and made two big comebacks, but we just couldnâ€™t capitalize on their missed free throws.â€? Austin Webbâ€™s 3-pointer and Dollmeyerâ€™s putback to open the fourth quarter cut the Polo deficit to 39-35, then Skoog hit a 3 and Harris went coast-to-coast off a steal for a 44-35 Missile lead. After a free throw and a post bucket by Wyatt Patterson, Dollmeyerâ€™s putback got the Marcos within 44-40, before DawTyne found Zach Herin wide open under the basket for a 46-40 Milledgeville lead with 3:09 to play. But those were the last points the Missiles scored, and Dollmeyer split a pair of free throws
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with 2:39 to go to make it 46-41 and set up the wild final minute. â€œNeither team shot like weâ€™re capable of, but both teams put themselves in position to win,â€? Polo coach Mike Messer said. â€œThere was some pretty good defense out there tonight on both sides, and both teams just battled and battled to the very end.â€? The final play to set up Dollmeyerâ€™s fateful free throws came with 1.2 seconds left, after the Missilesâ€™ third missed front-end free throw came with 9.4 seconds left. Patterson pulled down the rebound and Polo pushed it up the court and called timeout. With the ball on the left sideline in the front court, Polo drew up a lob play to Dollmeyer going to the basket. â€œWe drew up the play we wanted, and we stuck with it even after Milledgeville called the timeout after our timeout,â€? Dollmeyer said. â€œThey threw the ball up to me, and my shot got blocked, but they also got me with the body.â€? â€œWe knew what they were going to do,â€?
Milledgeville coach Brian Rahn said, â€œand I apologized to my team for having the wrong guy on Dollmeyer. It was totally my fault, but the guys just found a way to overcome it.â€? Finding a way to win was the theme for the Missiles on this night. They were outrebounded 42-23, outscored 16-8 in second-chance points, shot just nine free throws and made only two, and were without one of their major offensive weapons thanks to a dismal 2-for20 performance from 3-point range. Yet with all that going against them, the Missiles managed to pull it out thanks to winning more 50-50 plays, as well as turning 12 steals and 19 Polo turnovers into a 16-6 edge in fastbreak points. â€œThe defenses were very good tonight, and neither offense really got into a rhythm,â€? Skoog said. â€œBut itâ€™s a big boost to our confidence when we can do all the little things, get all those hustle plays, and basically win a game while not shooting great at all.â€? Skoogâ€™s 15 points and seven rebounds paced
Milledgeville, and he also dished three assists. Blake Kappes scored 11 points, Harris added nine points and four steals, and DawTyne finished with seven points, six assists, five rebounds and four steals. Dollmeyerâ€™s doubledouble consisted of 17 points and 16 rebounds, and he also had two assists, two steals and two blocks. Brian Cavanaugh scored 13 points and dished three assists, and Patterson chipped in seven points and nine rebounds. The game could be a potential preview of the 1A Forreston Regional final in 2 weeks, as the Missiles are the top seed and the Marcos are the third seed. Polo would have to beat Pearl City and, more than likely Aquin, to reach the title tilt, while the Missiles would have win a semifinal game against the winner of the EastlandForreston quarterfinal. â€œWe came out with a lot of energy and effort tonight,â€? Dollmeyer said, â€œand if we can play that same way next week, hopefully we can pull it off and get a little revenge.â€?
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Here are some highlights from Sundayâ€™s action at the Sochi Olympics: FOR THE DUTCH, THE SWEEP 16 The Dutch got their third sweep in speedskating â€“ albeit a gold by Jorien ter Mors over favorite Ireen Wust in the womenâ€™s 1,500. Lottevan Beek got the bronze. The Dutch have now won 16 speedskating medals in Sochi, breaking the record haul of 13 by East Germany at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. The win by ter Mors sets her up for a shot at becoming the first skater to win medials in both long and short track. NORWAY IS SUPER. GEE. Kjetil Jansrud won the fourth straight Olympic super-G gold medal for Norway, finishing the choppy course in 1 minute, 18.14 seconds, with American skier Andrew Weibrecht 0.30 seconds behind. Bode Miller, at age 36, became the oldest Alpine skier to win a medal when he and Jan Hudec of Canada tied for bronze. It was Millerâ€™s sixth Olympic medal, moving the American two behind all-time Alpine leader Kjetil Andre Aamodt.
Dixonâ€™s Katlyn Bay rolled a 1,292 six-game series to place third overall at the Freeport Sectional on Saturday, and earn a trip to the girls state bowling tournament. Bay had games of 178, 222 and 265 in the first round. She followed that with games of 179, 224 and 224 again in the second round to advance to the state tourney, beginning Friday at the Cherry Bowl in Rockford. Five other locals failed to advance. Dixonâ€™s Emily Quaco rolled an 1,199. Sterlingâ€™s sectional-qualfying tandem of Destinee Howard and Magan Tintori had scores of 1,158 and 1,057, respectively. Oregonâ€™s twin freshmen Abigail and Alyson Scheidecker put up scores of 1,111 and 1,069.
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SHOOTOUT AT THE BOLSHOY CORRAL A day after a tough shootout loss to the United States, Russia bounced back against Slovakia, thanks to Alexander Radulov and Ilya Kovalchuk. Another boisterous sellout crowd at Bolshoy Ice Dome grew increasingly nervous throughout the scoreless game, but the Russian stars delivered in the shootout. The United States, meanwhile, easily handled Slovenia, winning 5-1 behind Phil Kesselâ€™s hat trick. SWEDEN GOLDEN AGAIN Sweden successfully defended its Olympic title in the menâ€™s 4x10-kilometer cross-country relay to become the first country in 42 years to win both menâ€™s and womenâ€™s team events in the same Winter Games. Russia took silver as President Vladimir Putin looked on, and France was third. COURSE DANGER Barely 24 hours after Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova severely injured her spine while training on the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Jackie Hernandez sustained a concussion when she smacked her head after catching an edge during qualifying for snowboardcross.
Cal Jarrett poured in 23 points to lead the Dukes to a Northern Illinois Big 12 West road win. Kyle LeBlanc added 10 points for Dixon (19-4, 7-1), which trailed 16-8 after one quarter. The Dukes outscored Streator (7-15, 1-7) 40-17 the rest of the way.
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erwise limp lineup, Groce moved Malcolm Hill and Kendrick Nunn into starting roles as Bertrand and fellow senior Jon Ekey came off the bench. Ekey, averaging 7.4 points a game, is 3 of 15 shooting in the last three games, including a 0-for5 shooting effort against Ohio State. Heâ€™s 0-for-6 on 3-pointers in the last two games. Oddly, Ekeyâ€™s struggles have been highlighted by a multitude of missed tipped dunks this season. â€œTipped dunks, a couple threes,â€? Groce said. â€œIâ€™m more interested in the quality of the possessions because thatâ€™s what you can control. You try to do the best job to put him in position. Weâ€™ll take a look at it and see if thereâ€™s ways we can help.â€?
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20 points from Travis Hartman and 19 from Trevor Jones, but fell short at Pearl City. Jordan Bracero added 16 points for West Carroll (3-17, 0-10 NUIC West), which led 26-16 the half before the Wolves (6-21, 1-10) outscored the Thunder 31-16 in the third quarter. Cornerstone 56, Faith Christian 44: The Fal-
cons led 36-34 after three quarters before being outscored 22-8 in the fourth period of a consolation game at the ACSI state tournament in Kankakee. Isaac Schuler scored 19 points and Logan Johnson 13 for Faith (7-13).
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hung with 24-3 Kankakee, but fell short on the road Saturday. John Murphy scored 21 points to lead Sauk (1314), which also got 12 points and nine rebounds from Tramel Rideout, and 10 points and 11 assists from Carlos Hendrix.
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Sterling grad struggling in new role A glance at Illinoisâ€™ statistic sheet would reveal an efficient and productive player in senior Joseph Bertrand. He leads the team among players who record significant minutes with 48.5 percent shooting, which is something for a team that has shot a league-worst 37.4 percent in Big Ten play. But in the three games since Bertrand moved to the role as a first-offthe-bench player from a 23-game starter this season, he appears as if heâ€™s actually moved further from the bench. In games at Penn State, at Nebraska and against Ohio State, he has shot a combined 3-for-15 and scored just seven points, averaging 14.7 minutes per game. Bertrand was responsible for four turnovers in Saturdayâ€™s 48-39 loss to Ohio State, the Illiniâ€™s
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19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, but the Golden Warriors fell just short against the Boilermakers at Musgrove Womenâ€™s basketball Fieldhouse. Kankakee 67, Sauk ValSterling (6-13) also got 12 points from Sterling ley 50: The Cavaliers drained 11 3-pointers to Thornton. Prophetstown 37, Amboy shoot past the Skyhawks 31: Chris Bauer scored 12 in Kankakee. Taylor Roach knocked points, and Ethan Howard had 11 to lead the down eight 3s and scored Prophets (13-13, 8-5) past 28 points for the Cavs. the Clippers in Three Riv- Sheldeen Joseph led Sauk ers North play at Amboy. (19-5) with 17 points, The Clippers (2-21, 0-12) and Aleena Hammelman got 18 points from Damon added 10 points and 12 rebounds. Quest.
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ABOVE: Poloâ€™s Ethan Cain controls Morrisonâ€™s Austin Keller during the 160pound third-place bout at Saturdayâ€™s 1A Byron Sectional. Cain won the bout 3-0, but both wrestlers will advance to the state tournament. BELOW: Erie-Prophetstown senior Nick Williams tries to escape the grasp of Mooseheartâ€™s Joe Feemorlu during the 170-pound third-place bout at the 1A Byron Sectional on Saturday. Williams won the bout 3-1.
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â€œI think Iâ€™ll handle the pressure very well, because of my experience in state tournaments,â€? Urrutia said. Lilly (30-11), a senior, made the move from 195 to 220 for the postseason in the hopes of bettering his chances to get to state. Lilly edged Washingtonâ€™s Jake Godinez
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a scoreless first period, White won the coin toss for the second period and chose down. He escaped right away to score what turned out to be the only point of the bout. Newburgh was in the down position for the third period, but was unable to escape for the tying point. â€œI really need to get moving on bottom, and work harder, I guess,â€? Newburgh said. Newburgh (31-9) had qualified for sectional as a sophomore and a junior, but will now be making his first trip to state. He secured that by taking a 3-1 overtime decision against Orionâ€™s Noah Bridgewater in the semifinals. Newburgh scored a takedown with 7 seconds remaining in OT to win it. â€œItâ€™s awesome just to qualify, thatâ€™s all I really wanted,â€? Newburgh said. â€œOf course I wanted to win this, but Iâ€™m content with qualifying. Now my goal is going to state and placing.â€? The top four finishers in each weight class move on, and seven other area wrestlers each punched
their tickets to state. Earning third-place finishes were Poloâ€™s Ethan Cain and Erie-Prophetstownâ€™s Nick Williams. Cain (35-5) gained a 3-0 decision against Morrisonâ€™s Austin Keller (3713) in the 160-pound third-place bout, while Williams (31-7) was a 3-1 winner against Mooseheartâ€™s Joe Feemorlu at 170 pounds. Fourth-place finishers included Newmanâ€™s Elias Edmondson (34-19) at 138 pounds, Oregonâ€™s Dominic Marchetti (2814) at 145, Morrisonâ€™s Austin Shoup (27-7) at 182, and Oregonâ€™s Tyler Blume (26-14) at 195. Coming up one bout short of competing for third place and a state tournament berth were West Carrollâ€™s Paawan Dandona (113), Jeff Casey (126), Devon Saunders (160) and Brandon Anderson (285); Erie-Prophetstownâ€™s Grady Todd (132) and Josh Wheeler (138); Morrisonâ€™s Joe Eads (106); Oregonâ€™s Corey Grady (138);Amboyâ€™s Jason Bontz (152); Newmanâ€™s Brandon Ahlgrim (152); and Poloâ€™s Jacob Cain (195).
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He executed a textbook cradle, and only the second-period buzzer prevented a likely pin. â€œA cradle takes a lot of arm strength out of you,â€? Snow said. â€œItâ€™s a hard move to get, but if you learn the technique that [assistant] coach [Brock] Rude taught us â€“ he taught us to pick him up and then drop him, and thatâ€™s what I did â€“ it ended up working out well. I almost got that pin at the end of the second period.â€? The major decision was actually Snowâ€™s closest bout. He won by pin in the quarterfinals and technical fall in the semifinals. Ivey survived a pair of close decisions in his first two bouts, then drew Byronâ€™s Danny Falconer in the finals. Ivey broke a 2-2 tie with an escape midway through the second period, then scored another one with 30 seconds remaining in the third period to take a 6-2 decision. â€œI donâ€™t want to give away all of my secrets,â€? Ivey said, when asked about his penchant for getting reversals, â€œbut thatâ€™s always part of the plan. To be a great wrestler, youâ€™re always told you have to escape from great wrestlers. To get an escape or a reversal, you canâ€™t just hang out on bottom all period. That definitely boosted my confidence, knowing I could do that.â€? It is the first sectional title for Ivey (35-1), who placed third at the Oregon Sectional a year ago. â€œThey both wrestled extremely well today,â€? Newman coach Steve Davis said. â€œJake, he can still open up some more. Bryce, he was extremely smart in his match. He just doesnâ€™t make too many mistakes, and thatâ€™s why heâ€™s able to stay on top.â€? Coming up just short in his quest for a title was Rock Fallsâ€™ Lucas Newburgh, who dropped a 1-0 decision to Riverdaleâ€™s Terry White in the 195-pound finals. After
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1-0 in his third-place match. â€œWe wanted to go up to 220, and it paid off,â€? Lilly said. Bryant â€œWe made a Lilly great move. 3TERLING SENIOR All the work, and all the years Iâ€™ve put in, itâ€™s paying off.â€? Lally (32-6), a senior, was left wanting more
than his fourth-place finish. He dropped an 8-5 decision to Pontiacâ€™s Vaughn Hobart in his third-place bout. â€œI could have done better, but Iâ€™ll come back next week and get it,â€? Lally said. â€œOverall, I think I did all right. Hopefully Iâ€™ll get everything worked out before state. Iâ€™m definitely confident. I feel like I can place. Iâ€™m shooting for top three.â€?
DIXON (19-4, 7-1 NIB-12 West) .ATE 'ASCOIGNE )SAIAH 2OBY 2ILEY -EHRENS ,ARON #ARR !* -URDOCK 2YAN 7EBB #AL *ARRETT +YLE ,E"LANC -ICHAEL #ONLEY !NGELO 6ALDES Totals: 18 9-14 48. STREATOR (7-15, 1-7) 3OKOL 6ICKERS 0HILLIPS 'ODFREY .AMBO "UTLER /LSON Totals: 14 3-7 33. $IXON n 3TREATOR n 3s n $IXON #ARR -EHRENS 2OBY 3TREATOR "UTLER 3OKOL at Musgrove Fieldhouse, Sterling
Tuesdayâ€™s games s -ENDOTA AT ,UTHERAN s 3TILLMAN 6ALLEY AT 7INNEBAGO
.EWMAN "UREAU 6ALLEY &ULTON -ORRISON 0ROPHETSTOWN 2IVERDALE %RIE !MBOY
-ILLEDGEVILLE Âˆ 0OLO Âˆ 3s n -ILLEDGEVILLE $AW4YNE 3KOOG (ARRIS %BERSOLE +APPES (ERIN 0OLO &RANO 7EBB #AVANAUGH (ANDEL 'ROBE Rebounds n -ILLEDGEVILLE 3KOOG $AW4YNE 0OLO $OLLMEYER 0ATTER SON Assists n -ILLEDGEVILLE $AW4YNE 3KOOG 0OLO #AVANAUGH $OLLMEYER 3IMMONS Steals n -ILLEDGEVILLE $AW4YNE (ARRIS (ERIN 0OLO $OLL MEYER Blocks n -ILLEDGEVILLE $AW4YNE 3KOOG 0OLO $OLLMEYER 0ATTERSON Turnovers n -ILLEDGEVILLE 0OLO Fouls n -ILLEDGEVILLE 0OLO
CLASS 2A North Boone Regional Monday, Feb. 24 s .O 3TILLMAN 6ALLEY VS .O .ORTH "OONE s .O 0ECATONICA VS .O /REGON Tuesday, Feb. 25 s .O 7INNEBAGO VS 3TILLMAN 6ALLEY .ORTH "OONE Wednesday, Feb. 26 s .O "YRON VS 0ECATONICA/REGON Friday, Feb. 28 s #HAMPIONSHIP Winner advances to Bureau Valley Sectional vs. Aurora Christian Regional winner, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 Princeton Regional Tuesday, Feb. 25 s .O 0ROPHETSTOWN VS .O 0RINCETON Wednesday, Feb. 26 s .O 3ENECA VS 0ROPHETSTOWN0RINC ETON s .O (ALL VS .O "UREAU 6ALLEY &RIDAY &EB s #HAMPIONSHIP Winner advances to Bureau Valley Sectional vs. Morrison Regional winner, 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 5 Morrison Regional Monday, Feb 24 s .O 2IVERDALE VS .O 7EST #ARROLL Tuesday, Feb. 25 s .O .EWMAN VS 2IVERDALE7EST #AR ROLL Wednesday, Feb. 26 s .O &ULTON VS .O -ORRISON Friday, Feb. 28 s #HAMPIONSHIP Winner advances to Bureau Valley Sectional vs. Princeton Regional winner, 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 5 CLASS 1A Amboy Regional Monday, Feb. 24 s .O !NNAWAN VS .O ,A-OILLE /HIO Tuesday, Feb. 25 s .O 0AW 0AW VS .O !MBOY s .O !&# VS .O %RIE Wednesday, Feb. 26 s .O )NDIAN #REEK VS !NNAWAN ,A-OILLE /HIO s 0AW 0AW!MBOY VS !&#%RIE Friday, Feb. 28 s #HAMPIONSHIP Winner advances to River Ridge Sectional vs. Galena Regional winner, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 Forreston Regional Monday, Feb. 24 s .O %ASTLAND VS .O &ORRESTON Tuesday, Feb. 25 s .O !QUIN VS .O (IAWATHA s .O 0OLO VS .O 0EARL #ITY Wednesday, Feb. 26 s .O -ILLEDGEVILLE VS %ASTLAND&ORRES TON s !QUIN(IAWATHA VS 0OLO0EARL #ITY Friday, Feb. 28 s #HAMPIONSHIP Winner advances to River Ridge Sectional vs. South Beloit Regional, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 Saturdayâ€™s box scores at Polo
MILLEDGEVILLE 46, POLO 45 MILLEDGEVILLE (19-4, 8-3 NUIC East) "LAKE +APPES +AMERON $AW 4YNE *ORDAN (ARRIS :ACH (ERIN #ALEB 3KOOG $ANIEL 7ALKER ,UCAS %BERSOLE Totals: 21-51 2-9 46. POLO (20-7, 7-4) 3AWYER &RANO "RIAN #AVANAUGH 4RAVIS 6AN$REW )VAN 'ROGAN !* $OLLMEYER *USTIN 7RIGHT -ATTHEW (ANDEL "ROOKS 'ROBE -AX 3IMMONS 7YATT 0ATTERSON !USTIN 7EBB Totals: 18-46 7-13 45.
KEWANEE /LIVER #ONTRERAS 7ELCOME -ORASKI .UDING (ICKS .IMRICK 'OFORTH !RZOLO Totals: 23-56 7-15 59. STERLING (6-13) :ACH 2EHMERT 3TERLING 4HOR NOTN *OSEPH "ROUILETTE $RAQUE 0ENAFLOR (EIER 2YAN (URLEY *UAN 'OMEZ *ACOB -ARTINEZ )SAIAH #ELESTINO $IMITRIC 9OUNG Totals: 23-54 9-13 58. +EWANEE n 3TERLING n 3s n +EWANEE /LIVER -ORASKI .IMRICK #ONTRERAS (ICKS 'OFORTH 3TERLING 2EHMERT (URLEY 4HORNTON Rebounds n +EWANEE 7ELCOME 3TERLING 2EHMERT Assists n +EWANEE -ORASKI 3TERLING 4HORNTON Steals n +EWANEE 3TERLING #ELESTINO (URLEY -ARTINEZ Blocks n +EWANEE 7ELCOME 3TERLING 2EHMERT Fouls n +EWANEE .UDING OUT 3TERLING at Amboy
PROPHETSTOWN 37, AMBOY 31 PROPHETSTOWN (13-13, 8-5 Three Rivers North) 'RANT !MES (AYDEN %RICKSON !USTIN -EADOWS %THAN (OWARD 3ETH #ADY $ANIEL 3HIRLEY #HRIS "AUER *OSH 0AUL *AY 5FKIN !USTIN 'ERLACH *OSH 3IGEL Totals: 9 15-21 37. AMBOY (2-21, 0-12) 3KYLAR 7HEELER 4RISTAN $ICKEY ,OGAN 4HAKE *ORDAN %RNST $AMON 1UEST ,IAM /HLENDORF +YLE +EMMERER /LSON (OCHSTATTER Totals: 12 5-6 31. 0ROPHETSTOWN n !MBOY n 3s n 0ROPHETSTOWN (OWARD !MES "AUER !MBOY 1UEST at Pearl City
PEARL CITY 65, WEST CARROLL 62 WEST CARROLL (3-17, 0-10) -ATTHEW $YSON !NDREW $RABER *ORDAN "RACERO 4RAVIS (ARTMAN "RANDON 3TURTEVANT #ODY "RASHAW 4REVOR *ONES $EVON (ARTLEY %VAN 'EN GENBACH #ALEB "RASHAW "RYAN !LLEN ,UKE *ONES 3ALVADOR -AGANA Totals: 21 15-22 62. PEARL CITY (6-21, 1-10) ,OTT /LLIE +LUCK 7INGERT "ULL *ACOBS ,IEB 3HERIFF Totals: 26 7-12 65. 7EST #ARROLL n 0EARL #ITY n 3s n 7# (ARTMAN "RACERO 0# "ULL *ACOBS 7INGERT at ASCI state tournament, Kankakee Consolation game
CORNERSTONE 56, FAITH CHRISTIAN 44 FAITH (7-13) ,OGAN *OHNSON :ACH ,ESSMAN "EN "IERDEMAN !NDREW 2OBERTSON )SAAC 3CHULER (AYDEN 3WEET "EN "ABLER Totals: 17 5-8 44. CORNERSTONE /RTEGA 4ORRES ,ARKIN 2 -ITCHELL - -ITCHELL ,ADAS Totals 22 4-8 56. &AITH n #ORNERSTONE n 3s n &AITH 3CHULER 3WEET *OHNSON #ORNERSTONE ,ARKIN 2 -ITCHELL - -ITCHELL
Girls basketball Northern Illinois Big 12 West Conf.
/TTAWA 3TERLING $IXON 'ENESEO ,A3ALLE 0ERU 3TREATOR
Todayâ€™s games 3A Mendota Regional s ,A3ALLE 0ERU VS 2OCK &ALLS s $IXON VS 3TREATOR
Big Northern West "YRON -ENDOTA 2OCKFORD ,UTHERAN /REGON 3TILLMAN 6ALLEY 2OCK &ALLS 7INNEBAGO
Todayâ€™s game 3A Mendota Regional s 2OCK &ALLS VS ,A3ALLE 0ERU
Three Rivers North 0ROPHETSTOWN !MBOY %RIE 2IVERDALE .EWMAN -ORRISON "UREAU 6ALLEY &ULTON
Todayâ€™s game 1A Forreston Sectional s !MBOY VS $AKOTA
NUIC East !QUIN $AKOTA $URAND &ORRESTON !SHTON &RANKLIN #ENTER 3OUTH "ELOIT /RANGEVILLE 0ECATONICA -ILLEDGEVILLE 0OLO
Todayâ€™s game 1A Forreston Sectional s $AKOTA VS !MBOY
NUIC West Conf. %ASTLAND %AST $UBUQUE 2IVER 2IDGE 3CALES -OUND 0EARL #ITY ,ENA 7INSLOW 3TOCKTON 'ALENA 7ARREN 7EST #ARROLL Todayâ€™s game 1A Forreston Sectional s %ASTLAND VS 'ALENA
Postseason pairings CLASS 3A Mendota Regional Todayâ€™s games s .O ,A3ALLE 0ERU VS .O 2OCK &ALLS s .O $IXON VS .O 3TREATOR Tuesdayâ€™s games s .O -ENDOTA VS ,A3ALLE 0ERU2OCK &ALLS s .O 3TERLING VS $IXON3TREATOR Thursdayâ€™s games s #HAMPIONSHIP Winner advances to IVC Sectional vs. Peoria Notre Dame Regional winner, 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 CLASS 2A Oregon Regional Tuesdayâ€™s results s .O /REGON &ULTON s .O .EWMAN .O -ORRISON Thursdayâ€™s result s #HAMPIONSHIP /REGON .EWMAN St. Bede Regional Mondayâ€™s results s .O (ALL .O "UREAU 6ALLEY s .O 3T "EDE .O 0RINCETON Tuesdayâ€™s results s .O 0ROPHETSTOWN (ALL s .O 2IVERDALE 3T "EDE Thursdayâ€™s result s #HAMPIONSHIP 0ROPHETSTOWN 2IVERDALE Aurora Christian Sectional Tuesday, Feb. 18 s 0ROPHETSTOWN VS /REGON s "YRON VS !URORA #HRISTIAN Thursday, Feb. 20 s #HAMPIONSHIP Winner advances to Monmouth Supersectional vs. Fieldcrest Sectional winner, 7 p.m., Feb. 24 CLASS 1A Pearl City Regional Wednesdayâ€™s games s .O %ASTLAND ,ENA 7INSLOW s .O !QUIN 0EARL #ITY Fridayâ€™s result s #HAMPIONSHIP %ASTLAND !QUIN Amboy Regional Wednesdayâ€™s results s .O !MBOY 0OLO s .O %RIE .O !&# Thursdayâ€™s result s #HAMPIONSHIP !MBOY %RIE Forreston Sectional Monday, Feb. 17 s !MBOY VS $AKOTA s 'ALENA VS %ASTLAND Thursday, Feb. 20 s #HAMPIONSHIP Winner advances to DeKalb Supersectional vs. Harvest Christian Academy Sectional winner, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24
Girls bowling Freeport Sectional Team scores (6 games) (Top 4 advance to state) &REEPORT (ARLEM 'UILFORD -ETEA 6ALLEY -ARENGO "ELVIDERE .ORTH 3YCAMORE 3T #HARLES .ORTH 2OCKFORD *EFFERSON !LGONQUIN 3T #HARLES %AST %LGIN ,ARKIN Top 3 individuals .EWHAM -ETEA 6ALLEY $EDDO "ELVIDERE +ATLYN "AY $IXON State-qualifying individuals (Top 5 not on qualifying teams) $EDDO "AY 2ODRI GUEZ "OYLAN (AZELWOOD 2OCK FORD ,UTHERAN 3OLBERG "ELVIDERE .ORTH Other local scores %MILY 1UACO $IXON $ESTINEE (OW ARD 3TERLING !BIGAIL 3CHEIDECKER /REGON !LYSON 3CHEIDECKER /RE GON -AGAN 4INTORI 3TERLING
Wrestling Saturdayâ€™s results Class 1A Byron Sectional (Top 4 finishers in each weight class advance to state tournament) Championship bouts 106 â€“ "RADY 7ILSIE "YRON DEC $ILLON 3WIFT $AKOTA 113 â€“ !LEC (ENZE $AKOTA DEC "RANDON "RIGGS .ORTH "OONE /4 120 â€“ .ELSON "AKER "YRON PIN 0REN TICE 7ALLS $AKOTA 126 â€“ !NDREW 7ENGER $AKOTA DEC 3AGE &RIESE 3ENECA 132 â€“ *OSH !LBER $AKOTA MAJOR DEC !NDY !BITUA 3TILLMAN 6ALLEY 138 â€“ ** 7OLFE $AKOTA PIN *ACOB $E6OLDER /RION 145 â€“ *AKE 3NOW .EWMAN MAJOR DEC 'REG +RULAS $AKOTA 152 â€“ #ARVER *AMES $AKOTA DEC 'ACOB ,ENOX $URAND 160 â€“ 1UINCY +ALK BRENNER ,ENA 7INSLOW PIN *ARED 0ACKER $AKOTA 170 â€“ "RYCE )VEY .EWMAN DEC $ANNY &ALCONER "YRON 182 â€“ 3EAN 7ARD 7INNEBAGO PIN 4OMMY ,OVETT 3ENECA 195 â€“ 4ERRY 7HITE 2IVER DALE DEC ,UCAS .EWBURGH 2OCK &ALLS 220 â€“ 4Y (ARMSTON ,ENA 7INSLOW DEC 2OSS 3EALBY "YRON 285 â€“ "EN #ORLETT 3HERRARD DEC .ATHAN 'ETZELMAN "YRON Third-place bouts 106 â€“ :AC 3CHRANK ,UTHERAN INJURY DEF $RAKE 3TIRN -ERCER #OUNTY 113 â€“ .OLAN "AKER "YRON DEC !USTIN 'RANT ,UTHERAN 120 â€“ 0RESTON !DAMS -ERCER #OUN TY DEC *ACOB (AST 3HERRARD 126 â€“ #ALEB -ICHO ,UTHERAN DEC #HANCE 4EEL 3HERRARD 132 â€“ +YLE +ALKBRENNER ,ENA 7INSLOW DEC -IKE $IERIKX /RION 138 â€“ 'UNNER 7ENGER $AKOTA MAJOR DEC %LIAS %DMONDSON .EWMAN 145 â€“ #ONNOR 7AUGH ,UTHERAN DEC $OMINIC -ARCHETTI /REGON 152 â€“ #URTIS 6AN7INKLE -ERCER #OUNTY DEC *ACOB %LSBURY "YRON 160 â€“ %THAN #AIN 0OLO DEC !USTIN +ELLER -ORRISON 170 â€“ .ICK 7ILLIAMS %RIE 0ROPHET STOWN DEC *OE &EEMORLU -OOSEHEART 182 â€“ -ATTHEW 7EEKS -ERCER #OUN TY DEC !USTIN 3HOUP -ORRISON 195 â€“ !USTIN "ARNHART ,UTHERAN PIN 4YLER "LUME /REGON 220 â€“ $ANIEL :IMMERMAN $AKOTA PIN .ATE 2OCKER 2IVERDALE 285 â€“ 1UINTON "ALL -ERCER #OUNTY DEC %DUARDO 'ONZALEZ !URORA #ENTRAL #ATHO LIC Class 2A Pontiac Sectional (Top 4 finishers in each weight class advance to state tournament) Championship bouts n 0UNKE 7ASHINGTON DEC .ORRIS )6# n 2EEL 7ASHINGTON DEC *ADEN 5RRUTIA 3TERLING n !KINS 3YCAMORE TECH FALL 7ARNER 'ENESEO n "EARD )6# PINNED 'RAU 'ENESEO n "UTLER "OYLAN DEC 7EVER ,A3ALLE 0ERU n 2ICHARD SON 0ONTIAC DEC -C'ADY "ELVIDERE n #LOSE /TTAWA DEC 2ODRIGUEZ ,INCOLN 7AY 7EST n -ENEWEATH ER 7ASHINGTON PINNED #ROPP 'ENESEO n 7ARNER 7ASHINGTON MAJOR DEC !LBERT -ORRIS n -ON TALVO ,INCOLN 7AY 7EST DEC !RMSTRONG 3YCAMORE n #ARR 7ASHINGTON PINNED 0ITRA 'ENESEO n -IZLO 'ENESEO PINNED ,ADD )6# n 2AYFIELD /TTAWA PINNED !KRE 'ENESEO n 6ERBECK 'ENESEO DEC $ID DELL +ANELAND Third-place bouts n $OCKENDORF 3ANDWICH DEC "UELL ,INCOLN 7AY 7EST n 3WEET LAND ,A3ALLE 0ERU DEC %MMA 3ANDWICH n +URKOWSKI ,A3ALLE 0ERU MAJOR DEC -C#ARTNEY % 0EORIA n 2UETTIGER ,INCOLN 7AY 7EST INJURY DEF 3TRINGFELL 0EORIA n "ALDRIDGE -OR RIS DEC +EEFE ,INCOLN 7AY 7EST n #ROTHERS 3ANDWICH PINNED +HAMIS ,INCOLN 7AY 7EST n (OBART 0ONTIAC DEC +YLIAN ,ALLY $IXON n ,ANNING 0ONTIAC DEC 2YAN ,INCOLN 7AY 7EST n &RAIRE 3ANDWICH PINNED (UNZEKER 'ENESEO n 'OMEZ % 0EORIA PINNED (ANNIGAN #RETE -ONEE n -ALONE 3YCAMORE DEC 4URNER /TTAWA n &UENTES /TTAWA DEC 3CHOOLEY "ARTONVILLE ,IMESTONE n "RYANT ,ILLY 3TERLING DEC 'ODINEZ 7ASH INGTON n -AYS 0ONTIAC PINNED (EWITT ,A3ALLE 0ERU
Monday, February 17, 2014
WEEKEND SCOREBOARD Auto Racing Sprint Cup After Sunday qualifying; race Thursday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 196.019 mph. 'REG "IFFLE &ORD 2YAN .EWMAN #HEVROLET $ALE %ARNHARDT *R #HEVROLET 2ICKY 3TENHOUSE *R &ORD -ARCOS !MBROSE &ORD !RIC !LMIROLA &ORD *OEY ,OGANO &ORD -ATT +ENSETH 4OYOTA +ASEY +AHNE #HEVROLET +YLE "USCH 4OYOTA 12. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 194.422. $ANICA 0ATRICK #HEVROLET ! * !LLMENDINGER #HEVROLET 2EED 3ORENSON #HEVROLET 194.066. $AVID 'ILLILAND &ORD 17. (30) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 4ONY 3TEWART #HEVROLET "RIAN 6ICKERS 4OYOTA #OLE 7HITT 4OYOTA -ICHAEL -C$OWELL &ORD *OSH 7ISE &ORD *OE .EMECHEK 4OYOTA !LEX "OWMAN 4OYOTA $AVE "LANEY &ORD
Menâ€™s basketball Saturdayâ€™s box score at Kankankee
Big Ten Conference Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. -ICHIGAN 3T -ICHIGAN )OWA 7ISCONSIN /HIO 3T .EBRASKA -INNESOTA 0URDUE .ORTHWESTERN )NDIANA 0ENN 3T )LLINOIS Saturdayâ€™s results )OWA 0ENN 3TATE 0URDUE )NDIANA /HIO 3TATE )LLINOIS Sundayâ€™s results 7ISCONSIN -ICHIGAN .EBRASKA -ICHIGAN 3TATE -INNESOTA .ORTHWESTERN Tuesdayâ€™s game )OWA AT )NDIANA PM Wednesdayâ€™s games Northwestern at Ohio St., 6 p.m. )LLINOIS AT -INNESOTA PM Saturdayâ€™s box scores
No. 22 OHIO ST. 48, ILLINOIS 39 OHIO ST. (20-6) 2OSS 4HOMPSON ! 7ILLIAMS #RAFT 3MITH *R ,OVING 3COTT $ELLA 6ALLE -C$ONALD 0-2 2. Totals 18-47 9-15 48. ILLINOIS (14-12) (ILL %GWU !BRAMS 4-12 2-2 13, Rice 4-10 2-2 11, Nunn 2-7 4ATE "ERTRAND -ORGAN %KEY Totals 15-53 4-4 39. Halftimeâ€“Illinois 23-20. 3-Point Goalsâ€“ /HIO 3T #RAFT $ELLA 6ALLE 2OSS 3COTT 3MITH *R ,OVING 4HOMPSON )LLINOIS !BRAMS 2ICE .UNN "ERTRAND %KEY Fouled Outâ€“%GWU Reboundsâ€“Ohio St. 2OSS )LLINOIS %GWU Assistsâ€“ /HIO 3T 3COTT )LLINOIS .UNN Total Foulsâ€“/HIO 3T )LLINOIS
No. 16 IOWA 82, PENN ST. 70 IOWA (19-6) "ASABE 7HITE 7OODBURY -ARBLE 'ESELL /LASENI /GLESBY -C#ABE 5THOFF 3-4 7. Totals 22-55 31-40 82. PENN ST. (13-13) *ACK 4AYLOR .EWBILL 7OODWARD &RAZIER *OHNSON 4HORPE 0-1 1-2 1, Dickerson 0-0 2-4 2, Travis 4-7 2-2 10. Totals 26-65 15-21 70. Halftimeâ€“Penn St. 33-31. 3-Point Goalsâ€“)OWA 'ESELL -C#ABE /GLESBY -ARBLE 5THOFF 7HITE 0ENN 3T *OHNSON &RAZIER 4AYLOR *ACK .EWBILL 0-3). Fouled Outâ€“None. Reboundsâ€“ )OWA "ASABE 0ENN 3T &RAZIER 7). Assistsâ€“Iowa 13 (Gesell 7), Penn St. 9 &RAZIER Total Foulsâ€“)OWA 0ENN 3T 23. Aâ€“ Sundayâ€™s box score
No. 21 WISCONSIN 75, No. 15 MICHIGAN 62 WISCONSIN (21-5) "RUST *ACKSON $EKKER 'ASSER +AMINSKY (AYES Dukan 1-2 0-0 2, Koenig 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 26-58 16-21 75. MICHIGAN (18-7) 2OBINSON ))) -ORGAN 7ALTON *R 3TAUSKAS ,E6ERT !LBRECHT (ORFORD )RVIN Totals 20-50 16-18 62. Halftimeâ€“Wisconsin 34-19. 3-Point Goals_Wisconsin 7-17 (Gasser 3-4, Dekker +AMINSKY "RUST $UKAN +OENIG -ICHIGAN ,E6ERT )RVIN 2OBINSON ))) 3TAUSKAS 7ALTON *R Fouled Outâ€“None. Reboundsâ€“Wisconsin 34 (Kaminsky 11), -ICHIGAN (ORFORD ,E6ERT Assistsâ€“ 7ISCONSIN *ACKSON -ICHIGAN (Morgan, Stauskas 2). Total Foulsâ€“Wisconsin 16, Michigan 16. Aâ€“12,707.
State schedule Saturdayâ€™s results )NDIANA 3TATE 3 )LLINOIS 0ROVIDENCE $E0AUL !KRON . )LLINOIS )LLINOIS 3TATE "RADLEY 3OUTH $AKOTA 7 )LLINOIS $RAKE ,OYOLA ), -URRAY 3TATE % )LLINOIS 3)5 %DWARDSVILLE !USTIN 0EAY .EW -EXICO 3T #HICAGO 3T 9OUNGSTOWN 3T 5)# Tuesdayâ€™s games Detroit at Il.-Chicago, 7 p.m. "RADLEY AT 3 )LLINOIS PM -ISSOURI 3T AT )LLINOIS 3T PM Wednesdayâ€™s games DePaul at Xavier, 6 p.m. 7ICHITA 3T AT ,OYOLA PM
Top 25 schedule Saturdayâ€™s results .O 3YRACUSE .# 3TATE .O &LORIDA +ENTUCKY .O 3AN $IEGO 3T !IR &ORCE .O +ANSAS 4#5 .O $UKE -ARYLAND No. 10 Cincinnati 73, Houston 62 .O )OWA 0ENN 3TATE .O 6IRGINIA #LEMSON .O 4EXAS 7 6IRGINIA .O 5#ONN .O -EMPHIS .O /HIO 3T )LLINOIS .ORTH #AROLINA .O 0ITTSBURGH Sundayâ€™s results .O 7ICHITA 3TATE %VANSVILLE .O #REIGHTON .O 6ILLANOVA .EBRASKA .O -ICHIGAN 3TATE .O ,OUISVILLE 2UTGERS .O 7ISCONSIN .O -ICHIGAN 4EMPLE .O 3-5
NBA ALL-STAR GAME | EAST 163, WEST 155
Olympics Sundayâ€™s results
Saturdayâ€™s box score at Kankakee
KANKAKEE 67, SAUK VALLEY 50 SAUK VALLEY (19-5) !LEENA (AMMELMAN *ORDAN 'IDDINGS *AIMIE (URD 3HELDEEN *OSEPH -ORGAN Dean 4-6 1-2 9, Autumn Smith 0-2 0-0 0, Sarah Matson 0-3 2-2 2. Totals: 19-50 10-23 50. KANKAKEE Points only: !LLEN 2OACH #OLLUM (ANDY 7ARNER -C,EMEN 7INSTON 11. Halftime n +ANKAKEE 3s â€“ Sauk 2 'IDDINGS (URD +ANKAKEE 2OACH Collum 2 , Allen). Rebounds â€“ Sauk (HamMELMAN $EAN *OSEPH
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KANKAKEE 74, SAUK VALLEY 67 SAUK VALLEY (13-14) Carlos Hendrix 3 2-2 10, David Newton 1 *ACOB &ISHER 4RAMEL 2IDEOUT *OHN -URPHY *ACOby Posley 3 0-0 9, Chris Fritsch 2 0-0 4, *EFF #ASSEUS Totals 25 8-11 67. KANKAKEE (24-3) (ENDERSON #ONNER 4ZUL *OHNSON 3MITH "RADDOCK !DEKOYA 0RICE "URT Totals: 27 18-27 74. Halftime â€“ Kankakee 31-30. 3s â€“ Sauk 9 (Murphy 4, Posley 3, Hendrix 2), Kankakee *OHNSON !DEKOYA Rebounds â€“ Sauk (Rideout 9, Casseus 7). Assists â€“ Sauk (Hendrix 11).
)NDIANA #HICAGO $ETROIT #LEVELAND Milwaukee
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Southwest Division W L Pct 36 17 .679
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Pacific Division W L Pct ,! #LIPPERS 0HOENIX 'OLDEN 3TATE ,! ,AKERS 3ACRAMENTO
Thursdayâ€™s results #HICAGO "ROOKLYN /KLAHOMA #ITY ,! ,AKERS Sundayâ€™s result %AST 7EST
Sundayâ€™s box score
EAST 163, WEST 155 EAST ALL-STARS (163) 'EORGE !NTHONY *AMES )RVING 7ADE (IBBERT "OSH $E2OZAN 7ALL -ILLSAP *OHNSON .OAH Totals 70-115 9-9 163. WEST ALL-STARS (155) $URANT 'RIFFIN ,OVE #URRY (ARDEN 0AUL 0ARKER .OWITZKI (OWARD !LDRIDGE $AVIS ,ILLARD Totals 65-127 9-12 155. %AST !LL 3TARS Âˆ 7EST !LL 3TARS Âˆ 3-Point Goalsâ€“%AST !LL 3TARS !NTHONY )RVING "OSH 'EORGE *OHNSON 7ALL (IBBERT $E2OZAN -ILLSAP *AMES 7EST !LL 3TARS $URANT ,ILLARD (ARDEN ,OVE #URRY 0AUL .OWITZKI 'RIFFIN (OWARD Fouled Outâ€“None. Reboundsâ€“%AST !LL 3TARS *AMES West All-Stars 62 (Howard 11). Assistsâ€“ %AST !LL 3TARS )RVING 7EST !LL 3TARS 42 (Paul 13). Total Foulsâ€“%AST !LL 3TARS 7EST !LL 3TARS Aâ€“
NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OT Pts GF "OSTON 4AMPA "AY -ONTREAL 4ORONTO $ETROIT Ottawa 26 22 11 63 169 &LORIDA "UFFALO Metropolitan Division W L OT Pts GF 0ITTSBURGH .9 2ANGERS Philadelphia 30 23 6 66 162 #OLUMBUS 7ASHINGTON #AROLINA .EW *ERSEY .9 )SLANDERS WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division 7 , /4 0TS '&