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Step toward ‘bookend’? Land could make Parrish-Alford site more attractive to developers BY PAM EGGEMEIER firstname.lastname@example.org 800-798-4085, ext. 5570
ROCK FALLS – The council on Tuesday approved the city’s purchase of property in the downtown TIF district they hope will help spur development at one of the riverfront’s “bookend sites”. The council authorized the city to buy the building – which most recently housed a laundromat along the north side of West Second Street – from owner Henry Steinhagen for $50,000. The city wants the frontage property, because they believe it makes the for-
mer Parrish-Alford site much more attractive to developers. “We have developers interested in Parrish-Alford, but we need the frontage property to make it more developable,” City Administrator Robbin Blackert said. “Then we have everything on that frontage but the houses.” Environmental consulting firm Terracon, in its 2008 community plan, referred to the former Parrish-Alford and Reliant Fastener sites as the “bookends to the larger Riverfront Redevelopment Area”. The Parrish-Alford site is about 6.5 acres of land north of West Second Street between Fifth and Eighth
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Next meeting The Rock Falls City Council next meets at 6:30 p.m. June 17, at City Hall, 603 W. 10th St. The agendas will be posted at www. rockfalls61071.com and at City Hall. Call 815-622-1100 for more information. The City Council meeting also can be viewed live on Channel 5. avenues. The Reliant site along East Second Street consists of 10 parcels on 11 acres. The purchase agreement contains an important caveat, city attorney Jim Reese pointed out to the council members. “The purchase is contingent on an environmental assessment report from Terracon,” Reese said. BOOKEND CONTINUED ON A4
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Turn to A2 to see the whole photo and find out what sort of structure East Coloma-Nelson third-grader Nick Sheley braved during the field day Tuesday afternoon at the school.
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Will ‘dust’ no longer collect on audit info? Demmer-sponsored bill passes chambers, would require reports to be posted, presented BY MATT MENCARINI firstname.lastname@example.org 800-798-4085, ext. 5529
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ABOVE: Chloe Stouffer and Tyler Carrel, both of Sterling, put up a stencil in the window of Effervesce Vapors, 112 S. Peoria Ave., on Monday afternoon in Dixon. The local shop encourages artists and will be rotating its window art. RIGHT: Stouffer and Carrel work on the stencil. They have designed a window painting for the new business.
DIXON – Illinois cities and counties could soon be required to get annual audit presentations. State Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, sponsored HB5503, which unanimously passed both chambers of the state Legislature on May 22. It now awaits Gov. Pat Quinn’s signature to become law, which Demmer said he expects to happen. Tom The bill, DemDemmer mer said, was inspired b y State Rep.: Bill was inspired by f o r m e r D i x o n Crundwell theft Comptroller Rita Crundwell’s theft of nearly $54 million over 2 decades. Before Demmer’s bill, which was co-sponsored by State Sen. Michael Connelly, R-Wheaton, cities and counties were required to have an audit completed and file it with the Illinois comptroller’s office. But that was it. BILL CONTINUED ON A4
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The cast and crew of “Sons and Daughters of Thunder” shot film again at the Dillon Home in Sterling ... only this time, they used locals as extras. See if you know any movie stars by checking out the upcoming SV Weekend edition.
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ABOVE: Third-grader Nick Sheley eyes a padded tunnel to dive through during an obstacle course run Tuesday afternoon at East Coloma-Nelson Elementary School. Kindergarten through fourth-grade students spent the day running the course, and playing home run derby and tug of war, among other activities.
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RIGHT: East Coloma-Nelson third-grader Thomas Lewis works the ladder run Tuesday afternoon during a field day at the school. The event was moved up a day because of rain and storms expected today.
LEFT: Vinny Lombardo, a second-grader, spins his wheels while anchoring his team in the tug of war competition. BELOW: Shawbrya Dickinson, a second-grader, is pulled under a parachute during a game of â€œSharks and Minnows.â€? The school celebrated its last few days of class with a day of fun activities.
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Park District repairing Lowell Park grills DIXON â€“ The Dixon Park Districtâ€™s stone grills at Lowell Park have been removed for repairs. The grills were â€œliterally falling apart,â€? Executive Director Deb Carey said in an email, and were taken to be repaired using the original limestone. Park District crews will insert rebar and pins for strength and structural support, Carey said, and the grills will be returned to their former locations. â€œThese are definitely an important historical aspect of the park, but this will be a long-term project,â€? she wrote.
mattMENCARINI Matt Mencarini is a reporter for Sauk Valley Media. You can reach him at mmencarini@saukvalley. com or 800798-4085, ext. 529.
â€œ[We] may not get them repaired until winter.â€?
Ortgiesen lands a job Former Dixon City Engineer Shawn Ortgiesen is now working with
Reporter at Books on First today
Sauk Valley Media reporter Matt Mencarini will have â€œoffice hoursâ€? from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Books on First, 202 W. First St. Feel free to stop by and let him know whatâ€™s on your mind. Is there a story in Dixon you think should be reported? Stop by to share or just to say hi.
Fehr Graham, an engineering firm with locations in Rochelle, Rockford and Freeport. Ortgiesen resigned from the city in April 2013
after it was revealed that he had made personal purchases on a city Shawn credit card. Ortgiesen He paid back what he owed, with interest, when he left. Ortgiesen attended a Morrison City Council meeting as a Fehr Graham representative in May.
Streetscape work continues The downtown streetscape project is now in its third week. On the
west side of the project, work will continue on Peoria Avenue, between First and Third streets. On Peoria Avenue, between Second and Third streets, water services, storm sewers, light pole foundations and electrical conduit will be installed, in addition to sidewalks being replaced with temporary sidewalks. The intersection of Peoria and Second might be partially or completely closed at times for pavement removal and water main installation. The east side of Peoria, between First and Second, will be closed at times for road work.
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RIGHT: Rotary exchange student Inken Maria Michael of Germany hands a bottled water to a patron Tuesday afternoon at the annual fundraiser. The event helps raise money for Rotary Internationalâ€™s many domestic and foreign charities.
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ABOVE: Willy Hewitt (left) and Mike Sprague wrap up pork chop sandwiches Tuesday afternoon during the annual Rotary barbecue fundraiser in Sterling.
On the east side of the project, work continues on First Street, between Hennepin and Galena avenues, including water main, street and sidewalk work and the installation of a retaining wall on the south side of the block. Go to http://shawurl. com/dixonmap for a map of the streetscape work and closed roads.
DIXON â€“ Diabetes does not have to prevent children from living active, satisfying lives. Thatâ€™s the message Partnership for a Healthy Lee County will impart at its first free camp for kids diagnosed with diabetes from 7:30 a.m. to noon July 11 at Camp Reynoldswood in Dixon. Parents are invited to stay for the day. Campers, who must be entering the second through 10th grades, will learn how activity affects blood-sugar levels, how to make healthy snacks, how to manage their diabetes, and other information and skills needed to help them â€œpursue their dreams and live successfully with this lifelong disease,â€? the partnership says on its website.
Activities will include human Foosball, scavenger hunts, tie-dyeing, archery, and arts and crafts. Information on diabetes and local resources, and meter, pump and insulin company reps will be available to all community members from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Register online at www. partnershipforahealthyleecounty.evenbrite. com by June 16. A packet of information and forms will be mailed, some of which must be filled out by the childâ€™s doctor. Those interested in the camp but who do not have a child within the age range may call 815284-3371 for information on how they still can participate. Contact Kalin or Michelle at the Lee County Health Department, 815-284-3371, or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org| with questions or for more information.
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DIXON â€“ American Legion Post 12 meets tonight at 7 at the Legion
Hall, 1120 W. First St. The next meeting is 7 p.m. June 18 at the Legion Hall. Call 815-284-2003 for more information.
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Girl Scout camp season near SPRINGFIELD â€“ Girl Scouts of Central Illinois summer camp programs begin Sunday and are open to all girls, not just Scouts. ! VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES such as archery, swimming and hiking, are available. Go to www.getyourgirlpower.org for more information or to register.
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OBITUARIES Betty J. Hall ELOY, Ariz. â€“ Betty Jean Hall, 75, of Eloy, formerly of Oregon, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at her home from cancer. She worked for many years with Oregon Bible College and the Church of God General Conference. She was born Aug. 24, 1938, in Anderson, Indiana, the daughter of Kenneth and Thelma Coffman. She married David R. Hall on Feb. 12, 1955, in Tempe, Arizona. Survivors include her husband; three sons, David Michael Hall,
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Randy Hall, and Kurt Hall; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two siblings, Martha Anderson and Kenneth Coffman, both of Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service was May 24, 2014, in Tempe. A local memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oregon Church of God, 860 W. Oregon Trail Road. Heritage Casa Grande Funeral Home & Cremation Society of Arizona is handling arrangements.
Betty J. Todd STERLING â€“ Betty J. Todd, 88, of Sterling, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was born in February 1926, in Milledgeville, the daughter of Clarence and Clara (Johnson) Irion. She married Loren Todd on Sept. 14, 1948. He preceded her in death in June 1999. Betty is survived by her children, Phillip (Valerie) Todd, Stanley (Donna Beckman) Todd, Kyle (Rachel) Todd, and Lori (Cully) Bennett; her brother, Ray (Pat) Irion; her sisters, Arlene and Mary Irion; 15 grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by a son, Elery Todd; her parents; her sisters, Jean Irion, Gladys Keeney, Arvilla Girton, Dorothy Itken, and Doris Ronnfeldt and her brothers, Robert and Clarence Jr. Irion. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday and the funeral at 10 a.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Jeff Coester officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. A memorial has been established. Visit mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.
PROPHETSTOWN â€“ Jean H. Allen, 85, of Prophetstown, died Monday, June 2, 2014, at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown. She worked for the Morrison Community Hospital housekeeping department, retiring in 1993. Jean was born Oct. 6, 1928, in Sterling, the daughter of Earl and Clara (Dettman) Maxwell. She married Francis M. â€œRainyâ€? Allen on June 13, 1948, in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1981. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown. Survivors include two daughters, Carol (Gene) VanDeWostine of Prophetstown and Paula (Ronald) Musick of Rock Falls; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Boles of Morrison and Judy (Don) Popowski of Ukiah, Cali-
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fornia; and two brothers, Lawrence (Nancy) Maxwell of Cedar Point, North Carolina, and Charles (Nancy) Maxwell of Sterling. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Beverly Martens; and one son-in-law, Charles Martens. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at BosmaGibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown, with the Rev. Judith Huseth, interim pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. Memorials have been established to First Lutheran Church and Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center, both in Prophetstown. Visit bosmagibson.com to send condolences.
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â€œThe city reserves the right to withdraw from the contract,â€? Reece said. Terracon will conduct a Phase II environmental study of the property and convey its subsequent report to the council. A Phase I environmental study was done at the property a few weeks ago, City Administrator Robbin Blackert said. She said the city hasnâ€™t yet decided whether the building will be demolished. â€œThere is the possibility of contamination from the former industrial sites nearby,â€? Blackert said. â€œWeâ€™ll see how the Phase II assessment comes out, and if itâ€™s insurmountable, weâ€™ll take it from there.â€? Blackert said any remediation can be done in conjunction with development. The riverfront land purchase comes on the heels of last weekâ€™s announcement that
the city will receive a $200,000 federal Environmental Protection Agency grant to do environmental assessment work at the Limestone Building. Blackert said she is working with engineering firm Willett, Hofmann & Associates on an OSLAD grant for the riverfront. The Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development program provides grants for acquisition and development of land for public parks and green space. It is administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. â€œThis is the first of many development grants weâ€™ll be going after,â€? Blackert said. In addition to a splash pad, the city is also exploring the possibility of adding a skate park to the riverfront plans. â€œWe definitely would want it in a visible place,â€? Blackert said. â€œKids are going to be on the green space, and they deserve their own space there.â€?
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â€œThereâ€™s a big difference between getting an audit done and doing something with it,â€? Demmer said. Now, cities and counties will be required to post the audits on their websites, if they have them, and also to hear an audit presentation from the auditors during a public meeting. The bill strikes a balance, Demmer said, to improve government accountability and transparency without burdening governments that are doing the right thing. The auditâ€™s presentation to the county board or city council must happen within 60
days of its competition. It can be made in person or live by phone or video conference. Each member of the board or council must also be given a copy of the management letter and any audited financial statements. Demmer, who previously served on the Lee County Board, said thereâ€™s â€œgreat valueâ€? in being able to ask auditors questions, especially if elected officials donâ€™t have backgrounds in accounting or finance. The billâ€™s main objective, Demmer said, is â€œto make sure that the audit doesnâ€™t just sit on a shelf and collect dust. Get something out of it and have a couple conversations about it.â€?
COST OF LIVING
$15 minimum wage permits few luxuries in U.S. cities SEATTLE (AP) â€“ A $15 minimum wage like the one adopted in Seattle doesnâ€™t buy many luxuries in most American cities. Lattes, theater tickets and cable television will still be out of reach for most minimum-wage workers. But about $31,000 a year should be enough to pay the average rent for a shared one-bedroom apartment, plus utilities, health insurance, groceries and an inexpensive cellphone plan. Mondayâ€™s vote by the Seattle City Council created the nationâ€™s highest minimum wage. The state minimum wage in Washington was already $9.32 an hour, the highest state wage in the U.S. Expatistan, a website that tracks the cost of living in cities around the world, says New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Honolulu, Boston and Seattle are the most expensive U.S. cities overall, in that order. An Associated Press comparison of the cost of living in several other major U.S. cities shows a higher wage would make a difference in those places too, but it wonâ€™t allow for many extras.
Seattle s -INIMUM WAGE IS CURRENTLY $9.32 s RENT: A typical one-bedroom apartment goes for $1,400 a month. s GAS: A gallon of gas is $3.94. s TRANSPORTATION: A ride on the bus is $2.50. s MILK/COFFEE/OTHER: A gallon of milk averages about $3.60. A 16-ounce latte at Starbucks is $3.35, a pint of local beer $4.50.
40 cents per sixth of a mile. s MILK/OTHER: About $4 a gallon for milk, and a quality sub is about $8.
Wendy Harrison, a waitress at icon Grill in Seattle, picks up a food order from the kitchen Monday as she works during lunchtime. An Associated Press comparison of the cost of living at several other major U.S. cities found that a $15 minimum wage, like Seattle adopted this week, will make a difference, but wonâ€™t buy a lavish lifestyle. Seattleâ€™s wage is set to begin climbing in April 2015, with many workers reaching $11 an hour next year. That will surpass San Franciscoâ€™s minimum wage, which at $10.55 an hour is currently the highest of any American city.
New York City s -INIMUM WAGE IS s RENT: The median Manhattan rent is $3,420, according to a recent report. s GAS: A gallon of gas is $3.93. s TRANSPORTATION: A ride on the subway is $2.50. The average taxi fare is a bit over $15. s MILK/COFFEE/OTHER: A large coffee at Starbucks is about $2.45. A gallon of milk is just over $4. A foot-long sandwich at Subway is $6.90.
New Yorkâ€™s minimum wage, which is set by the state, is slated to rise to $8.75 on Dec. 31 and then $9 at the end of next year. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has recently opened the door to let cities set their own minimum wage at 30 percent higher than the $10.10 proposed by President Barack Obama, which could mean a $13 wage in New Yorkâ€™s future.
Miami s -INIMUM WAGE IS s RENT: The median rent in Miami is $2,329, according to Zillow. s COFFEE: A large coffee is about $3. s TRANSPORTATION: Regular gas in Miami costs about $3.50 a gallon, a basic bus ride $2.25. Cab fares are $2.50 for the first sixth of a mile and then
Minimum wage is $8.25 s RENT: The median rent price in Chicago is $1,550, according to Zillow. s GAS: A gallon of regular gasoline surpasses $4, behind only Los Angeles and San Francisco on a list of major cities. s TRANSPORTATION: A bus fare is $2. Rides on the El trains are $2.25. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has formed a task force to study the minimum-wage issue, and a group of City Council members have already proposed an ordinance to phase in a $15 wage. Chicago community activists and labor groups are pushing for the city to follow Seattleâ€™s lead. At the ballot box in March, Chicago voters backed a $15 minimum wage in an advisory referendum.
Los Angeles s -INIMUM WAGE IS s RENT: A one-bedroom apartment in City Center is $1,591, while a one-bedroom outside of downtown is $1,140, according to the Economic Roundtable. s MILK/OTHER: Milk is $3.96 a gallon. A one-pound loaf of white bread is $2.21. s TRANSPORTATION: A oneway public transit tickets costs $1.50. s GAS: $3.99 a gallon. The minimum wage in Los Angeles and Los Angeles Coun-
ty is $8, the same as the stateâ€™s. Like the stateâ€™s, it will increase to $9 on July 1. The city minimum wage has exceptions in Long Beach and in Los Angeles by the airport, where hotel workers get more, according to Dan Flaming, president of the Economic Roundtable. The LA City Council is reviewing a proposal to raise the minimum wage for all hotel workers. Meanwhile, the AFL-CIO effort has started an effort, still in its infancy, to increase the minimum wage for everyone to $15, Flaming said.
Houston Minimum wage is $7.25 s RENT: Average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,144. s GAS: A gallon of gas is $3.67. s TRANSPORTATION: A ride on public transit is $1.25. s MILK/COFFEE/OTHER: A 20-ounce cup of drip coffee at Starbucks sells for $2.45. A gallon of Walmart-brand milk is $3.28. Texas uses the federal minimum wage. An increase in Houstonâ€™s minimum wage was considered in 1997, but the idea was opposed by business leaders and defeated in a referendum. The cost of living in the city has remained fairly stable in recent years, but housing prices have felt the pressure of migration into Texas. The Greater Houston Partnership, the local chamber of commerce, quotes a study that says the city is the third-least expensive of the 20 most populous areas in the United States.
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Report: Genoa native killed during search Members of Bergdahlâ€™s platoon speak out on his responsibility for casualties DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF Shaw News Service
The family of a soldier killed in the ambush that also claimed the life of Genoa native and Army Pfc. Matthew Martinek says the group was searching for missing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at the time. Martinek, 20, was one of two soldiers who eventually died after an attack in Afghanistanâ€™s Paktika province on Sept. 4, 2009. Taliban forces ambushed their vehicle with an improvised explosive device, then attacked with a rocket-propelled grenade and small-arms fire, the U.S. Department of Defense said. Martinek, who grew up in Genoa and moved to Bartlett after his freshman year at Genoa-Kingston High School, died the week after the attack
at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. He had moved back to DeKalb after graduating high school and briefly attended Northern Illinois University before enlisting. Also killed as a result of the attack was 2nd Lt. Darryn Andrews, 34, of Dallas, whose family has been speaking out this week. They say they have been told by other military members that when Martinek and Andrews were killed, they were searching for Bergdahl. In an interview with The Military Times, Andrewsâ€™ mother, Sondra Andrews, said she was told at the time that her son and Martinek were killed while searching for a top Taliban fighter. â€œBy omission, we assumed they were just pursuing the
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Taliban,â€? Andrews told the Military Times. â€œThen the guys [Andrews and Martinek served with] started contacting me. They said, â€˜No, maâ€™am, we were looking for [Bergdahl].â€™â€? Martinek and Andrews were deployed with 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. Then-Pfc. Bergdahl was, too, before he walked away from his unit in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan and into 5 years of captivity by the Taliban in June 2009. Former members of Bergdahlâ€™s platoon spoke to the
AP on Tuesday about his disappearance, his freedom and how he should be treated now that heâ€™s out. The inter2nd Lt. Darryn views were Andrews facilitated by a public relations firm, Capitol Media Partners, co-owned by Republican strategist Richard Grenell. All three men said Bergdahl should be investigated for desertion. Joshua Cornelison, 25, who was a medic in Bergdahlâ€™s platoon said he believes Bergdahl should be held accountable for walking away. â€œAfter he actually left, the following morning we realized we have Bergdahlâ€™s weapon, we have Bergdahlâ€™s body armor, we have Bergdahlâ€™s sensitive equipment, [but] we donâ€™t have Bowe Bergdahl,â€? Cornelison said
from Sacramento, California. At that point, Cornelison said, it occurred to him that Bergdahl was â€œthat one guy that wanted to disappear, and now heâ€™s gotten his wish.â€? Evan Buetow, who was a sergeant in Bergdahlâ€™s platoon, said from Maple Valley, Washington, that Bergdahl should face trial for desertion, but he also said it was less clear that he should be blamed for the deaths of all soldiers killed during months of trying to find him. Buetow said he knew of at least one death on an intelligence-directed infantry patrol to a village in search of Bergdahl. â€œThose soldiers who died on those missions, they would not have been where they were ... if Bergdahl had never walked away,â€? he said. â€œAt the same time, I do believe it is somewhat unfair for people to say, â€˜It is Bergdahlâ€™s fault that these people are dead.â€™ I think thatâ€™s a little harsh.â€?
Case closed? Not close, top military official says Soldier will still face investigation, could get desertion charge WASHINGTON (AP) â€“ The nationâ€™s top military officer said Tuesday the Army could still throw the book at Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the young soldier who walked away from his unit in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan and into 5 years of captivity by the Taliban. Charges are still a possibility, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told The Associated Press as criticism mounted in Congress about releasing five high-level Taliban detainees in exchange for Bergdahl. The Army might still pursue an investigation, Dempsey said, and those results could conceivably lead to desertion or other charges. Congress began holding hearings and briefings into the deal that swapped Bergdahl for Taliban officials who had been held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and several lawmakers said that
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, and GOP lawmakers speak to reporters Tuesday on Capitol Hill in Washington, following a Republican caucus meeting. The Republicans disparaged the Obama administrationâ€™s decision to swap Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan, in exchange for high-level Taliban militants detained at Guantanamo Bay. President Barack Obama didnâ€™t notify them, as a law governing the release of Guantanamo detainees requires. White House staff members called key members of Congress to apologize, but that didnâ€™t resolve the issue.
Since Dempsey issued a statement Saturday welcoming Bergdahl home, troops who served with the soldier have expressed anger and resentment that his freedom â€“ from a captivity that they say he brought upon him-
self â€“ might have cost comradesâ€™ lives. Troops stood in stony silence at Bagram Air Field when Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Bergdahlâ€™s release over the weekend, and many have since insisted that he be punished. â€œToday we have back in our ranks the only remaining captured soldier from our conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Welcome home, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl,â€? Dempsey said on Saturday. However, Dempsey called the AP on Tuesday to note that charges were still a possibility, and he focused his thanks on the service members who searched fruitlessly for Bergdahl after he walked away, unarmed, on June 30, 2009. â€œThis was the last, best opportunity to free a United States soldier in captivity,â€? Dempsey said. â€œMy first instinct was gratitude for those who had searched for so long, and at risk for themselves. ... Done their duty in order to bring back a missing solider. For me, it was about living up to our ethos, which is to leave no soldier
behind. And on that basis, I was relieved to get Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl back in the ranks, and very happy for the men and women who had sacrificed to do so.â€? Dempsey said Bergdahlâ€™s next promotion to staff sergeant, which was to happen soon, is no longer automatic, because the soldier is no longer missing in action and job performance is now taken into account. Dempsey said he does not want to prejudge the outcome of any investigation or influence other commandersâ€™ decisions. But he noted that U.S. military leaders â€œhave been accused of looking away from misconductâ€? and said no one should assume they would do so in this case. The White House took a fourth straight day of heat for not giving Congress the required 30 days notice of a detainee release. Obama had issued a statement when he signed the law containing that requirement, giving himself a loophole for certain circumstances under the executive powers clause of the Constitution.
IN BRIEF Tickets available for lunch, show DIXON â€“ Tickets still are available for the annual Lee County Council on !GING AND 7HITESIDE County Senior Center trip to the â€œSenior Folliesâ€? in Rockford. ! DELUXE MOTORCOACH WILL
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chicken lunch at the Hoffman House, followed by the show â€œShowbizâ€? at Harlem High School. For more information or to sign up, stop by ,##/! AT 7 3ECOND 3T OR CALL The Whiteside County center is at 1207 W. Ninth 3T CALL
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continue running in college. Some will help develop Sterlingâ€™s trail system. Registration forms are available at the Duis Recreation Center, 211 E. RD 3T AT 7ESTWOOD Fitness & Sports Center, 7ESTWOOD $RIVE OR at sterlingparks.org online. â€“ SVM staff reports
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must sign up between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. All survivors will receive a medal, and special assistance can be provided. So far, 32 teams have signed up. Teams can have any number of members, but eight to 15 is preferred. At the noncompetitive relay, only one member needs to be on the track at any time. Participants can run, jog, walk, or push a baby carriage. Participants may bring tents, lawn chairs, sleeping bags, and picnic foods. Campsite setup can start at 3 p.m. Park-
ing should be in the lot south of the field. No motorized vehicles will be allowed in the campsite area. There will be activities and entertainment throughout the night, including a 9 p.m. luminaria ceremony to remember those who battled cancer. Luminarias can be bought until 8 p.m. Saturday. The closing ceremony will take place at 4:30 a.m. Sunday. To sign up a team or for more information, go to RelayForLife.org/whitesideIL or call Cassandra at 815-229-1287.
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Cameras give public inside look at trials B
elieve it or not, some courtrooms in Illinois remain in the dark ages â€“ in a manner of speaking. Thatâ€™s dark, as in a blackout of photographs during criminal proceedings. We are happy to say that Lee and Whiteside counties are not among them, as readers of this newspaper can attest. Thatâ€™s because local judges have embraced the Illinois Supreme Courtâ€™s pilot project to introduce cameras â€“ including video and audio equipment â€“ into hearings and trials. That openness has included other digital equipment that allows courtroom reporters to provide a real-time
account of testimony and evidence to readers through Twitter and on websites. During the third week in May, two criminal cases of intense local interest were in court at the same time â€“ the Matthew Welling murder trial in Lee County, and the quadruple homicide trial of Nicholas Sheley in Rock Island County (on change of venue from Whiteside County). Unlike just a few years ago, we were able to take readers into the courtrooms with photographs of the daily trial proceedings to supplement the stories about evidence being introduced in each case. Our online report of the
What we think
Judge Jeffrey Oâ€™Connor, chief judge for the 14th Photography by way of cameras dates back District (which includes Whiteside County), who to the early decades of the 19th century. So was the first judge in the why, some 200 years later, does their intro- state to apply for inclusion in the â€œextended duction into Illinois courtrooms meet such media coverageâ€? projresistance? The fears are not justified. ect. Coincidentally, he presided over the Sheley trial. Welling trial included ment with cameras in What the public has links to video clips of key criminal proceedings, we seen, however, is that the moments in the trial, have not seen the worstcriminal justice system including attorneysâ€™ clos- case scenarios that critoperates in a profesing arguments and the ics feared: No intrusive sional manner in cases reading of the guilty verequipment in the courtof serious crimes. Such dict. In the Sheley case, room. No lawyers grand- exposure should lead to readers could follow live standing or playing to the greater public confidence Tweets from the trial as cameras. No trials turning in the courts, as well as the case against Sheley into circuses. better-publicized trials unfolded toward convicThat is a testament to that offer more protection tions in the four murders. the disciplined way in for the rights of defenDuring the 2 years that which local judges have dants. Illinois courtrooms have presided over the trials. That no serious probbeen allowed to experiThey include Rock Island lems have arisen is, of
course, no surprise. Illinois isnâ€™t inventing the wheel here. Many states, including Iowa, have allowed cameras in the courtroom for decades. Why would anyone think they wouldnâ€™t work in Illinois? Still, only 40 of Illinoisâ€™ 102 counties have applied for inclusion in the pilot project. But we have yet to see or hear anything that would cause the Supreme Court to not make this pilot project a permanent feature of the stateâ€™s criminal justice system. The sooner the better, we say. At that time, citizens throughout the state may gain greater access to their judicial system and not just read about â€“ but see â€“ justice at work.
COMMENTS ON CONGRESS
Why I still have faith in our imperfect Congress History shows that, even in troubled times, work gets done
Finally, Congress has proved over its long history that even in the most difficult circumstances, it can be astoundingly productive.
BY LEE H. HAMILTON Bloomington, Ind.
Itâ€™s depressing to read poll after poll highlighting Americansâ€™ utter disdain for Congress. But itâ€™s my encounters with ordinary citizens at public meetings or in casual Lee H. conversaHamilton tion that really bring me up short. In angry diatribes or in resigned comments, people make clear their dwindling confidence in both politicians and the institution itself. With all Congressâ€™s imperfections â€“ its partisanship, brinksmanship, and exasperating inability to legislate â€“ itâ€™s not hard to understand this loss of faith. Yet, as people vent their frustration, I hear something else as well. It is a search for hope. They ask, almost desperately sometimes, about grounds for renewed hope in our system. Hereâ€™s why Iâ€™m confident that we can do better. Letâ€™s start with a point that should be obvious, but that people rarely notice: Our expectations are too high. In part, this is our elected officialsâ€™ fault: they over-promise and under-perform. They
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set the bar high â€“ promising strong leadership, a firm hand on the legislative tiller, and great policy accomplishments â€“ then usually fail to clear it. Which should come as no surprise. Congress is not built for efficiency or speediness. On almost every issue, progress comes in increments. CONGRESS DEALS with complex issues over many years and, sometimes, dozens of pieces of legislation. Focusing on any one moment in our legislative history is to
miss the slow but undeniable advance of progress on Capitol Hill. I also tend to be more patient with congressional leaders than many people who share their frustrations with me. Our political leaders confront a terribly difficult political environment: the country is both deeply and evenly divided along partisan and ideological lines. Getting 218 votes in the House and 60 votes in the Senate can be a punishing task. It takes skill, competence, and a great deal of passion to make
progress in this kind of environment â€“ especially when those in Congress who are dedicated to finding a way forward have to face colleagues who do not appear to want the system to work. This brings me to a third point. If 50 years of watching Congress closely have taught me anything, itâ€™s to wait until the end of a congressional session to see what members actually accomplish. Despite all the bickering, roadblocks, delays, and grandstanding, Congress can often pass significant legisla-
tion by the end of a session, even if it canâ€™t do everything we expect of it. And members of Congress are good politicians. Most try hard to understand what the people want, and try to bring about meaningful change, at least within their ideological framework. It may take a while, but Congress in the end responds to public sentiment. That is why it will pass the governmentâ€™s basic funding bills this year, having learned from the public outrage over last yearâ€™s government shutdown.
THE VERY FIRST Congress, meeting at a time of enormous political uncertainty and financial trouble, was able to firm up the new governmentâ€™s structure and set the course for the nationâ€™s future. At one of the darkest times in our recent history, during the height of the Watergate scandal â€“ when tensions between Congress and the White House and between Democrats and Republicans were no less pointed than they are now â€“ Congress and President Nixon were still able to collaborate on the Federal Aid Highway Act, the TransAlaska Pipeline Authorization, the Endangered Species Act, the Legal Services Corporation Act, an overhaul of the farm subsidy program, and an increase in the minimum wage. Congress often has risen above periods of great contention. It possesses a resilience that is obvious from the perspective of decades. Building on that search for hope in our system, and on the long historical record, Americans have good reason to believe that Congress can and will do better. Note to readers: Lee Hamilton is director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.
THE READERâ€™S VOICE
Commissionerâ€™s behavior is unacceptable JOHN McLANE Grand Detour
Apparently, Dixon City Commissioner David Blackburn doesnâ€™t have much patience or desire to hear from people who have concerns or suggestions regarding city projects.
EDITORIAL BOARD Jennifer Baratta Jim Dunn Sam R Fisher Sheryl Gulbranson Larry Lough Jeff Rogers
As an architect with more than 50 yearsâ€™ design experience and an office in Dixon almost as long, I was addressing the council at the meeting May 19 asking consideration for some design changes for two areas of the streetscape project that was soon to begin. I and many others, including a landscape architect and sculptor, are concerned about loss of
existing landscaping, trees, open space, appropriateness of space for planned sculpture, and other design issues. I was but one of several asking the council to make some changes before it was too late. Commissioner Blackburn, with no regard for proper decorum or respect, shouted at me, â€œIf you want to set city policy, McLane, move to Dixon and run for city council!â€?
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I was not attempting to â€œset policy.â€? I was asking the powers that be to consider taking a second look and changing some things that many citizens feel should be changed. I believe everyone in attendance was shocked by Commissioner Blackburnâ€™s uncalled for and inappropriate outburst. The public should expect to receive professional, courteous behavior from
their elected representatives. The heated discussion that evening came from the panel at the front of the room, not from the people offering public comment. I feel he owes me an apology. Iâ€™d be pleasantly surprised if that happened. If it does, Iâ€™ll let you know. What I have to say to Commissioner Blackburn is this: Maybe itâ€™s time
â€œTo be persuasive, we must be believable. To be believable, we must be credible. To be credible, we must be truthful.â€? Edward R. Murrow, broadcast journalist, 1963
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Father given place to honor service Prosecutors go Daughter remodels after ex-Marine room for her aviator dad in Carbondale on death row on the backyard,â€? she said. In addition to getting the floor plan organized and the various items in place, such as her fatherâ€™s history books in new cases, Francis applied her creative touch as an educated interior designer. She had track lighting and new file cabinets installed. Family furniture got refinished. And her shopping at antique stores landed her a jewel in the form of a large illustration of a B-24 pilotâ€™s instruments and control panel from the cockpit of a B-24 Liberator. â€œI framed and featured it to include with his memorabilia,â€? Francis said about the illustration. Engram said he sits in front of the illustration and can almost hear a full throttle of the engine. He said he enjoys the accessibility of all his items, including his water colors and acrylics. Even though she was working with a small space, there were mounds of items to go through, Francis said. â€œIt was a huge deal. The project took 3 months,â€? she said.
BY SCOTT FITZGERALD Southern Illinoisan
CARBONDALE (AP) â€“ Cheryl Francis has taken a cluttered, outdated room in her fatherâ€™s house and transformed it into a showcase where he can relive his World War II service aboard bombers. â€œI thought about this for a long time. I wanted to transform the space so he would have things around him â€“ his accomplishments and awards, his paintings, computer space and book cases,â€? Francis said about the 10-by12-foot room. Her father, retired Lt. Col. Thomas B. Engram, trained in B-25s and was a pilot and member of B-24 units that drew 36 missions, dropping explosives in Japanese harbors during the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II. She had the entire space gutted and did the remodeling by phases with some of the work done by private contractors.
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Tom Engram recounts stories of his military tenure May 7 at his home in Carbondale. Engram served as a pilot for the Air Force during World War II, flying B-24 bombers, among other aircraft. His daughter, Cheryl Francis, has taken a cluttered, outdated room in her fatherâ€™s house and transformed it into a showcase where he can relive his World War II service. New carpet was installed. Walls got sanded and repainted. Francis wanted to highlight a new room
layout around a special feature â€“ a window. â€œThis is very serene. The window looks out
FOOD | BIDDING WAR
This combo made with file photos shows a package of frozen Tyson Chicken Nuggets (left), a package of Hillshire Farm sausage, and the Pilgrimâ€™s Pride logo on the side of a company vehicle. The board of Hillshire Brands has decided to hold separate talks with Pilgrimâ€™s Pride and Tyson Foods, as the two major meat processors engage in a bidding war. been more focused on supplying supermarkets and restaurant chains. Both offers are contingent on Hillshire abandoning its plan to acquire Pinnacle Foods Inc., which makes Birds Eye frozen vegetables and Wish-Bone salad dressings. Some investors had questioned the wisdom of that deal, given the outdated image of some of Pinnacleâ€™s brands and the differences in the two companiesâ€™ product portfolios. In its statement issued Tuesday, Hillshire noted that it canâ€™t just scrap its deal with Pinnacle. But a term in Hillshireâ€™s deal with Pinnacle allows it
WAUKEGAN (AP) â€“ Prosecutors in Illinois are determined to bring a former Marine back to his home state to stand trial in the slayings of two young girls, even though heâ€™s already facing the death penalty in a federal case in Virginia. Twenty-five-year-old Jorge Torrez of Zion was sentenced to death Friday for the 2009 murder of a Navy sailor at a barracks in northern Virginia. Prosecutors say DNA evidence links him to the 2005 slayings on Motherâ€™s Day of 8-year-old Laura Hobbs and 9-year-old Krystal Tobias in Torrezâ€™s hometown. Heâ€™s charged with first-degree murder in that case and could be brought to trial by late summer, The Waukegan News-Sun reported. The girls were stabbed to death in a forest preserve where they were
playing. One of their grandfathers discovered the bodies. Torrez, who was 16 at the time, lived in their neighborhood and was a friend of Tobiasâ€™ older brother. He maintains heâ€™s innocent of the killings, according to his lawyer. â€œThis was a horrific double homicide of two beautiful young girls killed on a Motherâ€™s Day,â€? Lake County Stateâ€™s Attorney Mike Nerheim told the newspaper. â€œIâ€™m not just going to let that go. I believe itâ€™s the right thing to do.â€? The victimsâ€™ families â€œvery much want this to go to trial,â€? he said. â€œI do believe closure is part of justice.â€? An attorney for Torrez disagreed, calling it â€œan amazingly unnecessary exerciseâ€? in light of the death sentence in the Virginia case, in which jurors heard evidence about the Zion killings during the penalty phase. â€œEverybody got justice,â€? attorney Jed Stone told The Associated Press. â€œSo, why are we going through the expense of this trial?â€?
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Hillshire to hold separate talks with Tyson and Pilgrimâ€™s Pride NEW YORK (AP) â€“ Hillshire Brands says it will hold separate talks with Pilgrimâ€™s Pride and Tyson Foods, as the two meat processing heavyweights engage in a bidding war for the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs. The announcement by Hillshire comes a day after Pilgrimâ€™s Pride raised its bid to $55 per share, or $6.8 billion, from $45 per share. That tops Tysonâ€™s offer of $50 per share, or $6.2 billion, made last week. Those values are based on Hillshireâ€™s 123 million shares outstanding. Pilgrimâ€™s Pride puts the total value of its new bid at $7.7 billion. Tyson Foods values its proposal at $6.8 billion, including debt. The takeover bids by Pilgrimâ€™s Pride and Tyson Foods are being driven by the desirability of brandname, convenience products like Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches. Those types of products are more profitable than fresh meat, such as chicken breasts, where there isnâ€™t as much wiggle room to pad prices. While Pilgrimâ€™s Pride and Tyson both sell such products, their businesses have
Officials want him to face trial on two slayings
to consider alternative proposals that would be superior for stockholders. Pilgrimâ€™s Pride has said it would pay the $163 million breakup fee to call off the deal between Hillshire and Pinnacle. Hillshire, based in Chicago, had been trying to diversify its own portfolio by moving into other areas of the supermarket with the $4.23 billion acquisition of Pinnacle. Based in Greeley, Colorado, Pilgrimâ€™s Pride Corp. is owned by Brazilian meat giant JBS. Tyson Foods Inc., the biggest U.S. meat processor, is based in Springdale, Arkansas.
The following stock quotations, as of 5 p.m., are provided as a community service by Chad Weigle of Edward Jones, Dixon and Raymond James and Associates, Sterling. Abbott.................................39.82 Alcoa..................................13.64 AltriaCorp...........................41.23 Autonation.........................57.69 American Express..............91.72 Arris-Group........................32.47 Apple................................637.54 ADM...................................44.34 AT&T..................................35.20 Bank of America.................15.21 Boeing...............................135.88 BorgWarner........................63.80 BP.......................................50.50 Caseyâ€™s................................70.72 Caterpillar........................104.49 CenturyLink.......................38.03 Chevron............................122.54 Cisco...................................24.68 Citigroup............................48.19 CNW...................................45.85 CocaCola............................40.88
ConAgra..............................32.18 Dean...................................16.97 Deere & Co.........................90.83 Disney.................................83.87 Donaldson.........................41.13 DuPont...............................68.86 Exxon...............................100.38 Ford....................................16.54 Exelon.................................37.19 GE.......................................26.78 FifthThird...........................21.19 HawaiianElectric...............23.70 Hewlett Packard................33.69 HomeDepot.......................80.67 Intel Corp...........................27.66 IBM...................................184.37 IntlPaper............................47.73 JCPenney..............................8.58 JohnsonControls...............48.73 Johnson&Johnson...........102.46 JPMorgan Chase................55.59 Kraft...................................58.51 Kroger.................................47.86 Leggett&Platt.....................34.02 Manpower..........................81.87 McDonaldâ€™s......................101.44 Merck&Co..........................57.90
Microsoft............................40.29 3M....................................142.90 Monsanto.........................121.21 Newell.................................28.98 AGL.....................................52.92 Nike....................................75.58 Parker-Han.......................125.73 Pfizer...................................29.58 Pepsico...............................88.20 Procter&Gamble................79.93 RaymondJames.................48.82 Republic.............................35.46 Sears Hldg..........................38.90 SensientTech.....................53.57 Sprint....................................9.50 Staples................................10.91 TheTravelers......................93.40 UnitedContinental............47.50 UnitedTech......................117.82 USBancorp.........................42.24 USSteel...............................22.73 Verizon...............................49.28 Walgreen............................71.57 WalMartStores...................76.71 WalMartMexico.................26.28 WasteMgt...........................44.66 Wendyâ€™s................................8.23
Commodities The following quotations are provided as a community service by Sterling Futures: Corn: July 4.581â „4; Sept. 4.54; Dec. 4.541â „4 Soybeans: July 14.811â „4; Aug. 14.141â „2; Nov. 12.213â „4 Soybean oil: July 38.35; Dec. 38.71
Soybean meal: July Lean hogs: June 113.62; 499.60; Dec. 397.90 July 122.25; Oct. 107.90 Wheat: July 6.121â „2; Dec. Sugar: July 17.19 Cotton: July 87.37 6.451â „4 Oats: July 3.59; Dec. T-Bonds: June 1361â „4 Silver: July 18.81 3.321â „2 Gold: June 1246.00 Live cattle: June 138.37; Copper: May 3.1395 Aug. 140.17; Oct. 143.90 Feeder cattle: Aug. Crude: July 102.76 Dollar Index: June 80.59 198.37; Oct. 199.10
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Aging population causes Alzheimerâ€™s to soar Dear Abby: More and more of my friends are trying to work and take care of parents who have Alzheimerâ€™s disease. One of my closest friendsâ€™ husbands was recently diagnosed with it. He is only 62. I thought Alzheimerâ€™s was only memory loss, but it seems like so much more. His personality has changed. She tells me he gets angry with her when she tries to help him. What exactly is Alzheimerâ€™s, and what can be done to stop it? â€“ Unsure in Oak Park, Illinois
dearABBY Abigail Van Burenâ€™s (Jeanne Phillips) column appears during the week through Universal Press Syndicate.
Dear Unsure: Iâ€™m sorry to say â€“ from personal experience â€“ that Alzheimerâ€™s disease, while often thought of as â€œminor memory loss,â€? is a disease that is ultimately fatal. Its
cause is not yet understood. I lost my mother to it. Alzheimerâ€™s kills nerve cells and tissue in the brain, causing it to shrink dramatically. It affects a personâ€™s ability to communicate, to think and, eventually, to breathe. At least 44 million people worldwide are now living with Alzheimerâ€™s disease and other dementias. As our populations age, those numbers will swell to 76 million by 2030. Currently there is no way to prevent, stop or even to slow the progression of Alzheimerâ€™s disease. Some drugs
manage the symptoms, but only temporarily. This is why more funding for Alzheimerâ€™s and more support for the families who are caring for loved ones who have it are so urgently needed. Please suggest to your friend that she contact the Alzheimerâ€™s Association for help because it offers support groups for spouses. Readers, June is Alzheimerâ€™s and Brain Awareness Month. If you are concerned about Alzheimerâ€™s disease â€“ and we all should be â€“ you can get involved by joining the global fight against this very nasty dis-
ease. To learn more, visit alz.org/abam. Dear Abby: Iâ€™m currently dating a man who is 10 years older than I am. Iâ€™m 24; heâ€™s 34. We have known each other for 2 years, and we live together. He has two beautiful daughters I adore. His older daughter, â€œPearlâ€? (age 12), called me â€œMomâ€? the other night, and then asked me if it was OK. Iâ€™m not their mother, and I would never try to take that role away from my boyfriendâ€™s ex, but this puts me in an awkward situation. As
much as I love his girls, I donâ€™t want to cause drama or have Pearl get in trouble with her mother. â€“ She Called Me Mom She Called Me Mom: Talk to Pearl. Tell her you were touched knowing she feels that way about you and deeply flattered when she called you â€œMom,â€? but you feel if her mother knew about it that she would be hurt. (This is especially true if the girls live with their mother.) Then ask Pearl to come up with another affectionate name for you, or suggest one to her.
COMMUNITY EVENTS Wednesday, June 4 Farmers Market, 7 a.m.-noon, West Second Street, Rock Falls, 815-625-4500. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Popcorn and quilting, 8;30 a.m., Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Crafting, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Recyclable bag class, 9-11 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling. Registration: 815-622-9230. Mexican Train Dominoes, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Birthday party, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Wii Bowling and 313 card game, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Monthly birthday party, 11:45 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m.
previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Monthly birthday party, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. 500 card game, noon, Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Pinochle, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Sewing after lunch, noon, Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Bingo with the Beukemas, 12:15 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center Big Room, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Bingo, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center Big Room, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Bridge, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center Big Room, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Bingo, 1 p.m., Rock Falls American Legion Hall, 712 Fourth Ave. Field Day for third- through fifth-grade students, 1 p.m. Merrill Elementary School, 600 Fourth Ave., Rock Falls. Bingo, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second
St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Wii Bowling, 1 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3253. Community cards, 2 p.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., Franklin Grove, 815456-3000. Kings Kids Club, 6 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 2002 Ninth Ave., Rock Falls, 815-579-1209 or 815-625-4101. Knit Wits Knitting Circle, 6:308 p.m., Dixon Public Library, 221 S. Hennepin Ave., 815-284-7261. Sauk Valley Chess Club, 7-9 p.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-622-8838. Thursday, June 5 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St.., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Stump Jumpers, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, weather permitting. Register: 815-732-3252 or 800-541-5479. Bingo and popcorn, 9-10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Line dancing, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St.., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Community coffee, 10-11 a.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., Franklin
Grove, 815-456-3000. Friendly Needles, 10:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Zumba class, 10:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. End-of-year awards assembly and third-grade performance, 10:40 a.m., Merrill Elementary School, 600 Fourth Ave., Rock Falls. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Mexican Train Dominoes, noon, Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Hand and Foot cards, 12:15 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. â€œHand and Footâ€? card game, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Crocheting, knitting and crafts, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Euchre and 500 games, 1-2 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Bingo, 1 p.m., Sterling Women of the Moose, 2601 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Euchre, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050.
Exercise group, 4 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Mexican food, 5-8 p.m., Rock Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars, 217 First Ave. Mexican Train Dominoes, 6 p.m., Tampico Area Community Building, 106 W. Market St., Tampico, 815-535-3665. Bingo, 7 p.m., Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Fourth St., Sterling, 815-625-8290. Friday, June 6 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Cinnamon rolls and quilting, 8:30 a.m., Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St.., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bridge, 8:45 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dixon Riverfront Plaza, between Galena and Peoria avenues, 815-284-3306. Line dancing, 11 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m.,
Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Pinochle, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Mexican Train Dominoes, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center Big Room, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Farkle, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Chicken wings or strips dinner, 5-7 p.m., American Legion Post 12, 1120 W. First St., Dixon, 815-284-2003. Mexican food, 5-8 p.m., Rock Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars, 217 First Ave. Bingo, 7 p.m. Rock Falls American Legion, 712 Fourth Ave. Teen Turf dance, 7-10 p.m., Boehle Youth Center, 235 W. Main St., Amboy, 815-857-4800. For students entering fifth grade and older.
SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Thursday, June 5 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixon, 815-284-3371. Abuse Changing team, 815625-0338. Twin City Sunrise Rotary, 7 a.m., Ryberg Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling. TOPS IL 1426, 8:30-9 a.m. weigh-in, meeting at 9 a.m., Coloma Homes, 401 W. 18th St., Rock Falls. TOPS IL 825, 9-10 a.m. weighin, meeting at 10 a.m., Coventry Activity Center, 612 St. Maryâ€™s Road, Sterling, 815-626-0034. Computer classes, 9 and 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Golden K Kiwanis, 9:30 a.m., YMCA, 2505 YMCA Way, Sterling. Free blood pressure checks, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St., Oregon. Blood drive, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., CGH Medical Center Ryberg Auditorium, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling. Appointments: 815-6250400, ext. 5716 or 4501, or 800733-2767. Region 1 Transportation Committee meeting, 10 a.m., Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas St., 815-433-5830. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 5:30 p.m., open, beginners; 7 p.m., closed, step, Bazaar
Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon and 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Serenity Lunch Brunch, noon1 p.m., KSB Hospital private dining room, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Call Serenity Hospice & Home by 10 a.m. Thursday at 815-7322499. Bring lunch or buy meal in cafeteria. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, 12 and 12; 8 p.m., closed, 12 and 12, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Alcoholics Anonymous, 2:30 p.m., closed, clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group, 815-973-6150. Narcotics Anonymous, 4-5 p.m., Sinnissippi Centers, 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815625-0013. Overeaters Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-441-4452. Breast Cancer Networking Group, 6-7 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-2884673. Lee County Veterans Assistance Commission, 6:30 p.m., Dixon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 540, 1560 Franklin Grove Road. TOPS, 6:30 p.m., Rock Falls United Methodist Church, 210 Fourth Ave., 815-625-0431. Al-Anon, 7 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Covered Bridge Quilters Guild, 7 p.m., St. Louis Catholic School Harkrader Hall, 631 Park Ave. West, Princeton, 815-875-2430. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed; Al-Anon, 7 p.m.,
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United Methodist Church, 709 Fourth Ave., Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Big Book, Rolling Hills Center, 201 state Route 64, Lanark. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, St. Anne Church, 401 N. Cherry St., Morrison. Lee County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy Reserves, 7:30 p.m., Law Enforcement Center, 306 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. AMVETS Post 167 Auxiliary, 7:30 p.m., Sterling American Legion, 601 First Ave. Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus practice, 7:30 p.m., Rock Falls Community Building, 603 W. 10th St., 815-284-7569. Self Help Parents Association, 7:30 p.m., Self Help Enterprises, 2300 W. LeFevre Road, Sterling. Sterling-Rock River Masonic Lodge 612, 7:30 p.m., 113Â˝ W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, United Steelworkers, 502 Woodburn Ave., Sterling. Volunteer Care Center of Lee County, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Appointment, 815-284-9555. Friday, June 6 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixon, 815-284-3371. Whiteside County Genealogists meeting, 9 a.m., Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce meeting room, 211 Locust St., Sterling, 815-626-2700. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9:3011:30 a.m., Oliverâ€™s Corner Market, 748 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon. Bible study, 10 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Region 3 Transportation
Committee meeting, 10 a.m., Mendota Civic Center, 1901 Tom Merwin Drive, 815-433-5830. Blood pressure checks, 11 a.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Mercy Nursing free blood pressure clinic, noon-1:30 p.m. County Market, 1380 N. Galena Ave., Dixon. American Red Cross blood drive, noon-2:30 p.m., Coventry Living Center Activity Building, 612 W. St. Mary Road, Sterling. Appointments: 800733-2767. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed; 10 p.m., open, candlelight, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, open; 6 p.m., open; 10:30 p.m., open, candlelight, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. 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, closed, Itâ€™s Your Meeting; 8 p.m., open, grapevine, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Project: Tech, initiative discussion on technology use, 1 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling. Registration: 815-622-9230. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open; 7 p.m., Al-Anon, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 960 U.S. Route 52, Amboy. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St.
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Granny Rose Animal Shelter is a 501(C)(3) not for profit organization serving the Lee, Ogle and Whiteside County areas. We survive solely on donations and fundraisers to provide this much needed service for the homeless animals in our area. (Donations are tax deductible.) When you adopt an animal from us, your adoption fee includes: spay/ neuter surgery, vaccinations (excluding rabies), microchip, worming, flea control, heartworm testing and prevention on dogs, and a free health check-up at your local participating veterinarian!
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Food Wednesday, June 4, 2014
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Against the grain? Rice salads, light and full of interesting textures and flavors, tragically forgotten add that too. I like to add chopped onion at this point too, so the flavor suffuses the salad gently. Now you can let the rice cool the rest of the way. Stir in the cooked meat and vegetables right away if you like, but definitely wait to add the herbs and any soft foods, such as tomatoes or cheese, until right before serving. You can even make rice salad in advance and refrigerate if thatâ€™s easier. Just make sure you give the rice a chance to come to room temperature before serving. Iâ€™ve also found that once the salad has been chilled, adding another tablespoon or so of olive oil will help bring it back to life. Thatâ€™s all there is to it. Just think how good youâ€™ll feel about having done your part.
BY RUSS PARSONS MCT News Service
he world is cruel and unfair. Mediocrities are loved beyond all reason, while their betters languish unappreciated. Consider the tragic case of rice salad. Itâ€™s enough to make you weep. Walk by any deli case, and youâ€™ll see bowl after bowl of salads made with pasta, but hardly a single one made with rice. This is clearly a grave injustice. Pasta salads are almost always heavy and crude â€“ cold starch drowned in mayonnaise. Rice salads, on the other hand, are delights â€“ light and full of interesting textures and flavors. That they are so ignored is terribly unfair. But you can do something about it. At this time of year, I probably fix a rice salad once a week. They make a casually elegant first course for dinner parties, and theyâ€™re the kinds of leftovers that make you fall to your knees in gratitude when you find them in your refrigerator after a long day at work. Itâ€™s hard for me to stop singing their praises. Rice salads are almost infinitely flexible. Given a little thought, Iâ€™m pretty sure you can make something delicious from whatever ingredients you have on hand right now. Theyâ€™re satisfying without being weighed down with lots of fat. In most cases, a couple of tablespoons of olive oil are all thatâ€™s needed to dress a salad that will easily serve four people as a main course. And theyâ€™re incredibly easy to make. Cook some rice, garnish with cooked meat and vegetables, season to taste, give it a stir and youâ€™re ready to go.
Rice salads are almost infinitely flexible, including a cool rice and cucumber salad.
Rice salads, including the paella-style rice salad, are light and full of interesting textures and flavors. Well, thereâ€™s a little more to it than that. The devil, as always, is in the details. The most important thing you need to pay attention to is how you cook the rice. You want to
get rid of as much of the free starch as possible so the grains are light and separate and not gummy and clumped together. Ironically, the best way to do this is to cook the
rice as you would pasta, in a large pot of boiling water. This way, that starch will be diluted and washed away when you drain the cooking water. Cook until the grains
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are tender but still firm. There shouldnâ€™t be a trace of crunch, but at the same time, you donâ€™t want to cook it to mush. Check the ends of the grains. You want to stop before they â€œexplodeâ€? out. Give the rice a quick rinse under the faucet afterward, just to get rid of any starch that remains, and then pat it dry. Spread it on a kitchen towel, cover with another kitchen towel and pat lightly. While the rice is still slightly warm, season it. Once the grains are cold, they wonâ€™t absorb flavor as readily. So, salt, a little olive oil, a jolt of lemon or vinegar. If you have some cooking liquid from whatever meat or vegetables youâ€™re using â€“ seafood stock, chicken broth or glazing juices from the vegetables â€“ by all means,
Cool Rice and Cucumber Salad Total time: 30 minutes/ Serves 4 to 6 Note: Adapted from Deborah Madisonâ€™s â€œThe New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.â€? Ingredients: 1Â˝ cups long-grain rice Salt 2 or 3 cucumbers, seeded and finely chopped Â˝ cup finely chopped parsley 3 tablespoons chopped dill 2 tablespoons chopped mint Âź cup finely sliced green onion, including some of the greens Âź cup Champagne or white wine vinegar 3 tablespoons olive oil Â˝ cup yogurt Green oakleaf, Boston or butter lettuce leaves, for garnish GRAIN CONTINUED ON A11
Create healthy summer environment for kids BY CARRIE GROBE KSB Hospital
School will soon be out, and summer vacation will be in full swing. When children are in school, there is more regularity with meals, snacks and bedtime schedules. While summer should be more relaxing and fun, a healthy eating regimen should still be in place. The following suggestions are ways to keep your children healthy and full of nutrition over the summer months. s #REATE A LIST OF SNACK items appropriate for your children to choose from. This allows children some freedom in making their own snack choices, while giving you peace of mind, in knowing that all of the options are healthy ones. s +EEP PLENTY OF FRESH fruit and cut-up vegetables available for chilDREN TO SNACK ON +EEPing them visible in the refrigerator and on the counter will make them more appealing.
beyondTRIM Carrie Grobe is a dietitian with KSB Hospital in Dixon. Reach her at cgrobe@ ksbhospital.com
s 3ET LIMITS ON WHERE kids can snack. For example, allowing snacks to only be eaten at the kitchen table or breakfast counter will prevent kids from snacking anytime and anywhere. It will also help to keep your house tidy during the crazy summer months. s $ISCUSS WITH YOUR children the purpose of eating a snack. A snack is to provide nutrition, satisfy hunger and keep the stomach content until the next meal is served. A snack is not something to eat â€œbecause I am bored or watching television.â€? s %MPHASIZE DRINKing water throughout
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Grilling already has got its steaks, slabs and skewers. With summer coming, maybe itâ€™s time to slap another â€œsâ€? down on that sizzlinâ€™ hot grate: â€œStuffed.â€? Stuffing can mean extra prep work, not something most people will naturally want to deal with on a lazy, hazy summer day. But itâ€™s all worth it to Ted Reader, a Toronto chef, barbecuing expert and product developer, who has a number of stuffed recipes in his latest book, â€œGastro Grilling.â€? â€œThe No. 1 reason is to add fun to your food, to change it up,â€? Reader says in making a case for stuffing. â€œYou can grill burgers, hot dogs, steaks and chicken breasts, and thatâ€™s great. But thereâ€™s so much more you can do to make these things better.â€? Stuffing can add flavor and moisture to foods, particularly leaner cuts of meat, says Jamie Purviance, an El Dorado Hills, California-based chef and author of several grilling cookbooks. (The most recent, â€œWeberâ€™s Big Book of Burgers,â€? Oxmoor, $21.95, was published in April.) â€œI think about pork and poultry and sometimes beef,â€? Purviance says, when asked what he tends to stuff. â€œA flank steak works well, but it takes a bit of handiwork with a knife. Butterflying something, rolling it up and tying it is not necessarily for beginners.â€?
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Pork loin with Chef Ted Readerâ€™s Mediterranean stuffing makes a great summer recipe. Reader agrees. Stuffing before grilling allows â€œa little bit of showing off,â€? he says, â€œbut it also requires some expertise.â€? Some ingredients might need to be precooked. Youâ€™ll have to cut a pocket in thicker cuts of meat to hold the filling, and tie or skewer the pocket shut so the stuffing wonâ€™t fall out. Thinner, pliable pieces of meat, chicken or fish can be spread with a filling and rolled, but you still need to tie that roll closed.
Tips s &REEZE CHEESES AND butters before incorporating into the stuffing, to help prevent leaking. It will take longer for them to melt during cooking. Choose slow-melting
cheeses. â€œString cheese takes forever to run,â€? Reader says. â€œSkim-milk mozzarella takes a while. Pepper jack or Monterey melt much more slowly.â€? s 5SE A MODERATELY HIGH grilling temperature, about 350 degrees. Do what Purviance calls the â€œsear and slideâ€?: Sear the stuffed meat over direct heat to brown it, then slide it away from the heat source to finish cooking with indirect heat. s 4IE STUFFED MEAT tightly and firmly to keep stuffing from falling out. â€œItâ€™s got to be like youâ€™re tying a shoe,â€? Purviance says. If rolling meat, roll tightly before tying. â€œTake your time and be patient,â€? Reader says. â€œIf four pieces of twine arenâ€™t enough, add a fifth or sixth piece.â€?
Prep: MINUTES Makes: ABOUT CUPS 4ED 2EADER AUTHOR OF h'ASTRO 'RILLING v USES THIS FILLING TO STUFF WHOLE CHICKENS CHICKEN BREASTS PORK LOIN OR TENDERLOINS OR TURKEY &OLLOW YOUR USUAL COOKING METHOD FOR EACH MEAT MAKING SURE THE MEAT AND STUFFING COOK THROUGH )NGREDIENTS Â˝ loaf day-old sourdough bread, cut into Â˝-inch cubes (about 4Â˝ cups) 6 slices bacon, coarsely chopped Â˝ stick (Âź cup) butter 2 ribs celery, finely diced 1 medium onion, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, minced Âź cup finely diced dried apricots 1 tablespoon each, chopped: fresh parsley, fresh sage Salt and freshly ground pepper Âź to Â˝ cup apple juice or broth Directions: 1. 0LACE BREAD CUBES ON A BAKING SHEET TRANSFER TO A DEGREE OVEN TO DRY SLIGHTLY MINUTES &OR CHICKEN BREASTS AND OTHER
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Ahhh ... burrata. At a recent cooking demonstration, I was asked where one can buy burrata cheese. Itâ€™s the king of rich and creamy cheese. If youâ€™ve never tried burrata (boor-RAH-ta), think of it as fresh mozzarellaâ€™s smoother cousin. Itâ€™s fresh mozzarella stuffed with mozzarella curds and cream. But burrataâ€™s exterior is softer than fresh mozzarella. Youâ€™ve got to love that. Food experts say burrata hails from the Italian region of Puglia and was made as a way to use up scraps of mozzarella cheese. Its name is said to be derived from burro, meaning butter in Italian, which is fitting for its indulgent taste. True burrata is worth the cost. You can find burrata at specialty cheese shops, but thereâ€™s always BelGioioso, a domestic brand of burrata found at most grocery stores and some specialty cheese shops. An 8-ounce container has two 4-ounce balls of burrata and costs about $5.15. Highly perishable, burrata should be used within several days of opening. Zingermanâ€™s says its burrata has a 5-day shelf life. Since you forked over good money for burrata, it should be the highlight of whatever dish you are making. Donâ€™t let other flavors overpower it. Balance is key. An example of a great dish that features burrata is caprese salad.
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Burrata cheese pairs well with prosciutto on a pizza. You can find burrata at specialty cheese shops. There also is a domestic brand of burrata found at most grocery stores. Free Press columnist Chef Benjamin Meyer prepared this salad to rave reviews last month at Michiganâ€™s International Womenâ€™s Show. The summertime dish consists of fresh mozzarella or burrata, sliced tomatoes and fresh basil leaves. Itâ€™s drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper. Burrata also works well with pasta, paired with grilled vegetables or atop crostini (little toasts). One of my favorite uses, though, is topping pizza with it. Todayâ€™s recipe pairs sweet burrata and caramelized onions with
pieces of salty prosciutto and basil. You can make your own pizza dough or use storebought.
Pizza with Burrata Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Prosciutto Makes: PIZZAS ABOUT 8 wedges each)/Preparation time: 30 minutes (plus dough rising time)/ Total time: HOUR Ingredients: 1 pound pizza dough, follow rising instructions 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 to 5 cups sliced onions 3 cloves roasted garlic, sliced 4 to 6 thin slices prosciutto, torn into pieces or in strips 8 ounces or more fresh burrata cheese Balsamic glaze, optional Extra flour for dusting your work surface 1 teaspoon cornmeal Directions: Once the dough has come to room temperature, divide it in two. Shape each half into a ball and let them rise until ALMOST DOUBLE IN SIZE Meanwhile, in a large
skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over mediUM HEAT !DD THE ONION slices and cook until they are golden brown and caRAMELIZED 4HE ONIONS will reduce to more than half of the original volume. When ready to prepare everything, preheat the OVEN TO DEGREES )F USING PLACE A PIZZA STONE in the oven while the oven preheats for at least 30 minutes. Once the dough has doubled, roll each ball out TO A TO INCH SHAPE It doesnâ€™t have to be perfect. Let the dough relax for a
few minutes, and reshape again if necessary. 4RANSFER THE PIZZA DOUGH TO A PIZZA PEEL DUSTED with cornmeal or flour if you have one. If you donâ€™t have a peel, use a large upside-down baking sheet. This helps transfer the unbaked and baked PIZZA TO THE STONE $RIZZLE TABLESPOON of the olive oil onto the dough and spread it all over the surface. Scatter HALF OF THE CARAMELIZED onions and roasted garlic on top. Top with the prosciutto pieces. Take the burrata and break it up into small pieces. Drop pieces randomly over the prosciutto and other ingredients, but donâ€™t overcrowd the PIZZA Carefully transfer the PREPARED PIZZA TO THE stone and place in the OVEN 0REPARE THE OTHER PIZZA WHILE THE FIRST ONE bakes. "AKE PIZZAS FOR ABOUT MINUTES OR UNTIL THE cheese melts some and bubbles and the prosciutto is slightly crispy. Remove FROM OVEN USING THE PIZZA peel and cool a few minUTES 0LACE THE OTHER PIZZA in the oven. $RIZZLE THE PIZZA WITH SOME BALSAMIC GLAZE AND slice into wedges. Serve immediately. From and tested by Susan Selasky for the Free 0RESS 4EST +ITCHEN !NALYSIS PER WEDGE Nutrition information per serving: CALORIES FROM FAT GRAMS FAT GRAMS SAT FAT grams carbohydrates, 8 GRAMS PROTEIN MG sodium, 23 mg cholesTEROL GRAM FIBER
Paella-style rice salad recipe can serve 6 to 8 CONTINUED FROM A9
Rice Salad, Paella-Style
Directions: 1. Cook the rice as you would pasta: Bring a large pot of lightly salted WATER TO A BOIL !DD THE rice and cook until it is TENDER TO MINutes. Do not overcook or undercook it; the rice should be soft all the way through but should not be beginning to â€œexplodeâ€? at the ends. 2. Line a jellyroll pan with a kitchen towel. Drain the rice and rinse it quickly under cool water, then spread it over the kitchen towel. Cover with another kitchen towel and gently pat dry. 3. Meanwhile, put the cucumbers in a large bowl with the parsley, dill and mint. In a small bowl, combine the green onion, vinegar, oil and Âź teaspoon salt. 4. While the rice is still warm, transfer it to a bowl and add the cucumber mixture, dressing and yogurt, and toss gently with a wide rubber spatula. Taste for salt and tartness. 5. Serve tepid or chilled, mounded on plates and garnished with light green lettuce leaves. Each of 6 servings: #ALORIES 0ROTEIN GRAMS #ARBOHYDRATES grams; Fiber 2 grams; Fat GRAMS 3ATURATED FAT GRAM #HOLESTEROL MG Sugar 3 grams; Sodium MG
Total time: 40 minutes, plus cooling time/Serves TO Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 ounces Spanish chorizo, cubed Â˝ cup dry white wine 1 pound mussels in shell Âź pound calamari, cut into rings and bite-sized pieces 0.2 gram saffron threads Â˝ cup diced red onion 2 cups long-grain rice, rinsed well Salt 3 â „4 cup sliced bottled roasted red peppers 1 tablespoon lemon juice Â˝ cup chopped parsley Directions: 1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. 2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. !DD THE CHORIZO AND COOK until it begins to brown AND RENDER FAT ABOUT MINUTES !DD THE WHITE wine and increase the heat to high. When the wine is bubbling, add the mussels, cover and cook until THE SHELLS OPEN ABOUT MINUTES !DD THE CALAMARI and cook until the edges CURL ABOUT MINUTE Remove from the heat. 3. Use a slotted spoon to TRANSFER THE CHORIZO MUSsels and calamari to a bowl, cover tightly and refrigerate UNTIL NEEDED !DD THE SAFfron threads to the liquid in the pan and return to the heat. Simmer until the liquid
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Sir Charles on ice NBA legend Charles Barkley says he attended Sunday’s Game 7 of the NHL’s Western Conference finals between the Kings and Hawks. He said it was one of the coolest things he’ll ever see in sports.
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SOFTBALL | 3A MARENGO SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL | STERLING 8, BURLINGTON CENTRAL 7, 8 INN.
Sterling’s Shannon Long (left) and Karlie Mellott celebrate after scoring to take a 7-5 lead during Tuesday’s 3A Marengo Sectional semifinal against Burlington Central. The Warriors ended up winning 8-7 in eight innings on a game-winning hit by Abri Hale.
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Sterling sophomore delivers winner in eighth BY BRIAN WEIDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org 800-798-4085, ext. 5551
MARENGO – When Abri Hale took a hearty cut, it was enough to keep the Sterling softball team’s season alive and well. The sophomore right fielder’s two-out, two-strike triple drove in Nadia Trujillo in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Golden Warriors to an 8-7 victory against Burlington Central in a 3A Marengo Sectional semifinal on Tuesday afternoon. Sterling (28-8) advances to its third consecutive sectional championship game. On Saturday, it will meet the winner of today’s game between Marengo and Belvidere. “This is pretty big,” senior shortstop Karlie Mellott said. “It was a team win today. It was across the
Star of the game: Brooke Gaylord, Burlington Central, 3-for-4, 2 HR, 2B, 5 RBI Key performers: Erin Stroup, Sterling, 3-for-4, 2 R; Lauren Fritz, Sterling, 2 RBI; Kassidy Gaylord, Burlington Central, 2-run HR Up next: Championship game, Sterling vs. Marengo or Belvidere, 11 a.m. Saturday board, up and down the lineup. [Freshman pitcher] Lexy [Staples] had a little bit of a struggle in the first inning, but the bats supported her, the defense supported her – it was really a team win.” The game-deciding inning did not get off to a promising start for the Golden Warriors as Mellott, the team’s top offensive threat, struck
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out looking. Trujillo reached on a base hit, but the next batter, Lauren Fritz, made the second out with a fly ball to right. That brought up Hale, who was 0-for-3 up to that point, with a walk and a run scored. With a one-ball, two-strike count, Hale smashed an offering from Central pitcher Brooke Gaylord into the left-center field gap. Trujillo scored easily on the play, sending the Sterling faithful into a state of delirium. “I was honestly just thinking base hit,” Hale said.”I just took a deep breath, and there was my perfect pitch. It was low and outside, and that’s my pitch.” For Gaylord (11-6), it was a matter of giving Hale a bit too good of a pitch to hit. EIGHTH CONTINUED ON B3
Too cool with two outs M ARENGO – Earlier this season, LaSalle-Peru coach Mike Schmidt was marveling about the clutch hitting of the Sterling Golden Warriors. Burlington Central coach Wade Maisto found out firsthand Tuesday afternoon what Schmidt was talking about. Five of the Warriors’ eight runs came with two outs in their 8-7, eight-inning win over the Rockets. “The LP coach said, ‘You
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always get those two-out hits, I wish I could get that,’” Sterling coach Becki Edmondson recalled. REYNOLDS CONTINUED ON B3
Next game played in offseason Signing Toews, Kane to long-term deals Hawks’ top priority BY ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer
Captain Jonathan Toews and star Patrick Kane both have 1 year left on their contracts. It will be a priority this offseason to lock the two down for the long term.
CHICAGO – Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane want to stay in Chicago, and the Blackhawks think the highscoring forwards are a central part of their promising future. Get ready for a pair of big contract extensions this summer. With the Blackhawks still coming to grips with their dramatic loss in the Western Conference finals, general manager Stan Bowman said Tuesday that megadeals for Toews and Kane are
his biggest priority this offseason. “There’s no doubt that’s what we’re gonna do,” Bowman said. “We’ve made it clear. We’ve never wavered from that. There’s no doubting the importance of those two players.” The Blackhawks selected Toews with the No. 3 pick in the 2006 draft, and grabbed Kane with the No. 1 overall selection the following year. They combined to lead Chicago out of a dark period to Stanley Cup titles in 2010 and 2013. GAME CONTINUED ON B4
Since drafting Toews in 2006
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Cubs rally to beat Mets at Wrigley, B4.
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Dwyane Wade (left) suffered through knee pain during the NBA Finals a year ago. This year, after following through on a plan to give him regular rest, he feels strong going into a rematch with the Spurs.
Add reward to R&R Heat benefitting from resting Wade during season the series. As his knees got worse, Wade seemed to get better. MIAMI â€“ The last time Dwyane s 4HERE HAVE BEEN SEVEN PLAYâ€œHe still found a way last year,â€? Wade played in an NBA Finals ERS TO WIN FOUR ."! TITLES AND Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. game, he needed fluid drained AT LEAST ONE &INALS -60 REWARD â€œHe really did. He had some of from his left knee and 8 hours of Dwyane Wade WILL BECOME THE his biggest games not only in intense game-day therapy just to EIGHTH IF THE (EAT BEAT THE 3PURS the finals, but Game 7, we didnâ€™t get into uniform. IN THE ."! &INALS think necessarily he was going to The Miami Heat guard later even play that game in the Eastâ€œTo have him out there in the described it in a single word. ern Conference finals.â€? groove that heâ€™s in right now, itâ€™s â€œHell,â€? Wade said. This year, the Heat tried to going to help us.â€? It was also worth it, after he leave nothing to chance with Almost forgotten amid all the scored 23 points, grabbed 10 Wadeâ€™s health. memories of Wade limping rebounds, and hoisted his third The so-called maintenance about during last yearâ€™s playLarry Oâ€™Brien Trophy. plan for Wade â€“ limiting his minoffs â€“ he whacked what was his Now, unlike last year, Wade utes to save his knees â€“ kicked in â€œgoodâ€? knee at this time last is not dealing with any injuries on the second night of the reguyear, the surgically repaired left heading into Miamiâ€™s finals lar season. He wound up missing one, in a collision with the Spursâ€™ rematch against the San Antonio Manu Ginobili during Game 6 of 28 games in all, mostly because Spurs. At 32 years old and with of that rest-and-rehab scheme. the finals â€“ is he had big games 866 NBA games already on his The results canâ€™t be argued. when Miami needed him. playing odometer, Wade still deals Wade is averaging 18.7 points Through his first 14 games of with plenty of aches and pains, on 52 percent shooting, Miami good days and bad days, and basi- the 2013 playoffs, Wade was is 12-3 in the playoffs, and when averaging 13.6 points. cally has a standing appointment getting more than 3 days rest In the final eight games of that in the Heat training room. â€“ like the Heat will have before postseason run, starting with But compared to last seasonâ€™s Game 1 in San Antonio on Game 7 against Indiana, he averNBA Finals, his knees are good Thursday night â€“ the perennial aged 19.8 points. as new. All-Star has had games of 23, 14, And in the last four games â€œHeâ€™s a big-time, huge piece to 27 and 23 points on a combined of the finals, he averaged 23.5 our puzzle,â€? four-time NBA MVP and Heat star LeBron James said. points against the Spurs to close 60 percent shooting. BY TIM REYNOLDS !0 "ASKETBALL 7RITER
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PARIS â€“ This is what Maria Sharapova does. She digs herself a big hole in a match, then figures a way out, no matter what it takes. She hits shots left-handed. Takes her time between points. Pumps her fists and screams â€œCome on!â€? after her opponentâ€™s mistakes. And wins. Did it in the fourth round at the French Open, turning things around by winning the last nine games. Did it Tuesday, too, reeling off nine of the last 10 games to put together a 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory over 35thranked Garbine Muguruza of
Spain that put 2012 champion Sharapova in the semifinals at Roland Garros for the fourth consecutive year. After beating one 20-year-old, Sharapova now faces another, 18th-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada, who earned a semifinal spot for the second straight Grand Slam tournament. Like Sharapova, Bouchard was not fazed by falling behind in the quarterfinals. Bouchard trailed 5-2 in the first set, and 4-1 in the third, but beat No. 14 Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 7-6 (4), 2-6, 7-5. â€œIâ€™m just proud,â€? Bouchard said, â€œof the way I stayed in there.â€?
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Maria Sharapova reacts before defeating Garbine Muguruza during their quarterfinal match of the French Open on Tuesday in Paris. Sharapova won 1-6, 7-5, 6-1.
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