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Sterling women first same-sex couple to marry in county BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5521

STERLING – Theresa Walls and Lisa Schantz didn’t set out to be the first, but, as time and life would have it, they were. On Friday morning, the two became the first same-sex couple to get a marriage license in Whiteside County. “It wasn’t our goal to be number one,” Schantz says, sitting on a couch in their Sterling home. “Yeah, no, we had no idea,”

Walls says. “They were like, ‘You’re our first ones! You’re our guinea pigs!’ So we were just like, oh, OK. I assumed other couples would’ve been there before us.” The two began dating in the late summer of 2007, and had their civil union ceremony Oct. 5 at Rock River Country Club – a “big to-do” with about 200 guests, which is why they didn’t think that, to anyone other than themselves, their signing a piece of paper on a ran-

dom June day at the Whiteside County clerk’s office would be a big deal. They didn’t even really tell many people they were going. Surprise: It was a big deal! “It was an important date to us, but we didn’t really tell a whole lot of people that we were going, so we didn’t expect Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com anything,” Schantz says. “It was special to us, but we didn’t Lisa Schantz (left) and Theresa Walls, both of Sterling, met in 2006 at a Super Bowl party. The couple was legally married in think it was to everyone else.” Friday in Whiteside County after a law went into effect June 1 MARRY CONTINUED ON A2 that allows same-sex marriages in Illinois.

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DIXON | KING KAT TOURNAMENT

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Ill. has 22 fugitive escaped inmates BY JOHN O’CONNOR AP Political Writer

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Joe Dyer, of Rock Falls, unloads his boat Saturday after completing a second day of fishing during the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Super Event along the Rock River. Dyer and his teammate, Dan Dippel, of Ottawa, won the tournament for a second consecutive year with a 10-catch total weight of 72.5 pounds.

Dyer and Dippel take King Kat title for second consecutive year BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5521

DIXON – It was about 5 p.m. Saturday when a light rain started to fall on the Rock River. The boats and pickups and people all started clearing out of Page Park. The announcement had been made, and it was official: For the second year in a row, Joe Dyer and Dan Dippel were taking home the big money – $4,500 – in the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Super Event in Dixon. The first-place winners, from Rock Falls and Ottawa, respectively, have been competing in the catfish tournament since it started in 2009, and

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they’ve placed in all but one year. This year, over the course of 2 days, their fish weighed in at 72.50 pounds, and they caught about 15 total, though only 10 of them could be counted in the final weigh-in. Of the final 10, Dyer and Dippel brought in three channel catfish and two flathead catfish on Friday, and two flathead catfish and three channel catfish on Saturday. The second-place team of Brock Law, of Rock Falls, and Aaron Schrader, of Sterling, trailed by just 1.98 pounds – all the edge Dyer and Dippel needed to win.

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Terry Stone of Prophetstown unloads his catch Saturday at the weigh-in site at Page Park in Dixon.

SPRINGFIELD – Zakar Elbay apparently found religion. The 44-year-old state prison inmate was living at a transition center finishing a 6-year sentence for possession of a stolen vehicle when he got a Christmas Day 2013 pass to work at a religious facility. He never returned. Zakar Elbay Now he’s among nearly two dozen Illinois inmates The Associated Press discovered as “escaped” after compiling and analyzing state data. There’s also Anthony Anthony Hebron, Hebron who was serving 4 years for drug possession when he skipped out of a transition center just a week before Elbay’s disappearance, after getting Jared a pass for dinner Carter and a movie. Donald Scroggins, who would be 86, slipped away from a low-level Menard prison intake facility in southern Illinois on July 31, 1974, where he had been placed after he violated parole on 1960 burglary and weapons charges. And the granddaddy of Illinois fugitives is Harlan Graham, who hasn’t been heard from since April 18, 1955, and would be 111 years old. The AP review was spurred by the escape last summer of Jared Carter from a prison work crew outside the walls of Robinson Correctional Center, which raised questions about how many escape and how quickly those who do are caught. Carter was found 4 days later and was sentenced in March to 11 more years behind bars. ESCAPED CONTINUED ON A4

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Theresa Walls (left) said she and Lisa Schantz, both of Sterling, aren’t a perfect couple. “We do have our differences,� Walls said. “I’m more crazy and wild; she grounds me.�

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A photograph of the two of them, taken by Schantz’s former babysitter, Whiteside County Clerk Dana Nelson, and posted to Sauk Valley Media’s Facebook page has since garnered more than 1,000 likes and 100 comments, almost all of them well wishes and congratulations. “My mom called because she saw it on Facebook,� Schantz says, laughing. “I didn’t tell her, so she was mad.� Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law on Nov. 20, 2013, making Illinois the 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage – a little more than a month after Schantz’s and Walls’ ceremony.

“I was overwhelmed,� Walls says. “I mean, finally. It’s about time. There’s nothing different. We still live in a house; we still have to work. It’s the same thing, you know? It’s just two women.� The new law went into effect June 1, and changed the definition of marriage in Illinois from “between a man and a woman� to “between two people.� “A lot of people say, ‘Oh, you guys are the perfect couple,’ but I don’t see us as the perfect couple; we do have our differences,� Walls says. “I’m more crazy and wild; she grounds me.� The first same-sex couple to apply for a marriage license in Lee County visited the clerk’s office on Tuesday; they were unable to be reached for this story.

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ABOVE: Luminaries are used to spell the word “Hope� on the floor of the Westwood Fitness and Sports Center in Sterling on Saturday during the Whiteside County Relay for Life.

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Elish Terrock and her son Gavin, 3, both of Sterling, pose for a photo behind a frame at the Whiteside County Relay for Life event Saturday at Westwood Fitness and Sports Center in Sterling.

LEFT: Participants in the Whiteside County Relay for Life walk around the track Saturday at Westwood Fitness and Sports Center in Sterling. The annual event to raise funds for the American Cancer Society was moved indoors because of occasional rain showers Saturday. The initial site was Hinder’s Field at Rock Falls High School.

(From left) Deb Schaver, of Albany, Isabel Smith, 12, of Prophetstown, and Danielle Smith, of Prophetstown, are three generations of participants who attended the Whiteside Relay for Life with the HALO Cares team Saturday. The three wrote on the backs of their shirts the names of loved ones who have been affected by cancer.

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have raised concerns of plastic pollution in waterways, saying microbeads can build up and accumulate toxic chemicals that could threaten the food chain. The new Illinois law seeks to prohibit the manufacture of such products by the end of 2018 and the sale of the products by the end of 2019. “Banning microbeads will help ensure clean waters across Illinois and set an example for our nation to follow,� Quinn, a Chicago Democrat, said in a statement. “Lake Michigan and

CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Sunday that he says gives Illinois the distinction as the first state in the nation to ban the sale and manufacture of soaps and cosmetics containing microbeads. Synthetic plastic microbeads – billed as a way to exfoliate or scrub surfaces – are found in facial cleansers, body washes and even some toothpastes. But environmental experts

the many rivers and lakes across our state are among our most important natural resources. We must do everything necessary to safeguard them.� Legislatures in other states, including New York and California, have considered similar bans. Some environmentalists have questioned the long rollout in Illinois. The cosmetics industry, which had initially opposed the idea in other states, worked to push back the proposed timeline in Cali-

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OBITUARIES Joseph R. O’Brien DIXON – Joseph R. O’Brien, 70, of Dixon, died peacefully in the presence of his family Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Rock Falls Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. He wa s bo rn July 31, 1943, in Dixon, the son of Francis and Frances (Brechon) O’Brien. A lifelong resident of the Dixon area, Joe had worked as a groundskeeper on the golf course at the Dixon Country Club until his retirement. Always interested in machinery, Joe worked at various salvage yards for years prior to that. Because of his love of machinery, Joe had an amazing skill for working on automobiles and was always available to help others solve problems they were having, often expecting nothing in return but the sheer anticipation of helping to solve a problem and learning in the process. An avid reader of Westerns and mysteries all of his life, friends would always have a willing recipient to take discarded books off their hands.

He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon. Joe is survived by four brothers, Ronald (Colleen) O’Brien of Dixon, Eugene O’Brien of Franklin Grove, Dave (Kathy) O’Brien of Harvard, and Charles O’Brien of Rock Falls; one sister, Marita (Russell) Fritts of Dixon; one brother-in-law, Thomas James of Manteno; 10 nieces and nephews; and 16 great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Maureen James. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with the rosary at 7 p.m., at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, beginning with a prayer service, at the funeral home, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Bernard Sehr officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent online at thejonesfh.com.

Marian Rose Hewitt STERLING – Marian Rose Hewitt, of Dixon, died Thursday, June 5, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Marian was born June 5, 2014, in Sterling, the daughter of Nicholas and Margaret (Glady) Hewitt, of Dixon. Survivors include her parents; maternal grandparents, John and JoAnn Glady of Wykoff, Minnesota; paternal grandparents, Mark and Carol Hewitt of Roscoe; great-grandparents, Rose “Betty� Dingels of Redwood Falls, Minnesota, Shirley Minnick of Roscoe, and Malcolm (Marilyn) Hewitt of Rockton; and four aunts and uncles, Janelle (Karl) Campeau of Mankato,

Minnesota, Mark (Hilary) Glady of Montevideo, Minnesota, Sister Mary Elisha Glady R.S.M. of Alma, Michigan, and Samantha (Russell) Dennison of Madison, Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents Kenneth Dingels, and Paul and Elda Glady, and paternal greatgrandfather Robert Minnick. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling with the Rev. James Keenan officiating. Arrangements were completed at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls.

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Mark O. Gaumer STERLING – Mark O. Gaumer, 48, of Sterling, died Saturday, June 7, 2014. He was born on Aug. 3, 1965, in Sterling, the son of Robert Owen and Bonnie Sue (Wilsey) Gaumer. Mark was a 1983 graduate of Sterling High School and had worked as a sheet metal worker. His son was his life, and Mark loved nature and was a kind and giving man who would help anyone in need. Surviving is his son, Asher Gaumer; his mother, Bonnie S. Gaumer, of Sterling; his sister, Kimberly (Keith) Dirks of Sterling; his

uncles: Dave (Peggy) Gaumer of Dixon and Wells “Ronald� Wilsey of Blue Lake, California; his nephew, Matthew Dirks; and his niece, Katerina Dirks. He was preceded in death by his father. A gathering of friends and family will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, followed by the memorial service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dalmus Meeks will officiate, with burial to conclude at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory for his son Asher would be appreciated.

Freida J. Tompkins STERLING – Freida J. Tompkins, 61, of Sterling, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Freida was born on Dec. 14, 1952, in Kansas City, Missouri, to John and Eleanora (Williams) Hibbard. Survivors include four sons, Steven C. Stoudt of Rock Falls, Chad E. (Laura) Stoudt of Sterling, Brett A. (Shelly) Stoudt of Rock Falls and Randy Tompkins of Sterling; three sisters, Judy (Ray) Hodges, Nancy (Nick) Rodriguez and Sherry McClaren; two brothers, Mike Hibbard and Jack (Janice) Hibbard;

Doris B. Ketchum AMBOY – Doris B. Ketchum, 85, of Amboy, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 2, 1929, in Sterling, the daughter of James and Goldie (Groth) McLindsay. She worked at Conco Inc. in Mendota for 10 years, retiring in 1967. She was a member of St. James Evangelical Congregational Church in Dixon. Doris married Perry E. Ketchum on Feb. 18, 1948, in Amboy. He preceded her in death April 8, 1985. Survivors include two sons, Eugene Ketchum of Shabbona, and Rick (Kathy) Ketchum of Amboy; three grandchildren, Joshua Ketchum, Kristin (Jeremy) Tews, and Daniel Ketchum; eight great-grandchil-

dren; one brother, Richard McLindsay of Amboy; one sisterin-law, Shirley McLindsay of Amboy; and special friend Curtis Clayton of Amboy. She also was preceded in death by a grandson, Joseph Ketchum, and a brother, James McLindsay Jr. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at MihmJones Funeral Home in Amboy. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Dunbar, pastor of St. James Evangelical Congregational Church in Dixon, officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy. Memorials have been established to St. James Church and Unity Hospice. Condolences may be sent online at thejonesfh.com.

Florence L. Schafer DIXON – Florence L. “Peggy� Schafer, 94, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at KSB Hospital after a lengthy illness. She attended St. James Evangelical Congregational Church, and was residing at Liberty Court in Dixon. She was born June 2, 1920, in rural Adel, Iowa, the daughter of John and Harriette (Stoner) Moore. She married Donald J. Schafer on Feb. 14, 1947, in St. Louis. She and her husband resided on a farm in the Ashton area until 1991, where she was a housewife and mother. Survivors include two daughters, Diane (William) Irwin of Oregon and DeDe (Paul) Yenerich of Martinton; four grandchildren, Dawn Irwin of Mount Prospect, Kevin (Emily) Irwin of Normal, Michael (Laura) Yenerich of Rochelle, and David (Kim) Yenerich

of Lafayette, Indiana; five great-grandchildren, Tyler and Kaitlyn Yenerich, Noah and Callie Yenerich, and Delaney Irwin; a brother, John (Martha) Moore of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, her parents, and one brother, Robert (Katherine) Moore of Florida. Fulfilling the wishes of the deceased, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Private graveside service and burial will take place at Ashton Cemetery with Pastor Robert Dunbar of St. James Evangelical Congregational Church officiating. Arrangements were completed by BeverageLyons Family Funeral Home in Ashton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Brenda Druen and Barb Nerstheimer. Cremation rites have been accorded with the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks officiating. In lieu of flowers, a Janice Geerts memorial has been estabMILLEDGEVILLE – Janice Geerts, 69, of Milledgeville lished. For online condolences, died Sunday, June 8, 2014. visit mcdonaldfuneral- Arrangements are pending at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. homes.com.

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Officials with the Illinois Department of Corrections, shown the AP’s list, said they never stop looking for the renegades – even though some have been on the lam for decades. “It could be today, tomorrow, or when you’re 70 years old,� said Mike Harrington, a Corrections apprehension specialist. “It’s not going to go away.� It’s difficult to gauge Illinois’ success. National statistics on fugitives are not readily available. But in the Prairie State, 11 who were loose have been snared in the past 2 years, including two who had been gone since the mid1990s, the data show, and Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer confirmed three died on the street.

While they don’t break out Hollywood-style – they don’t “go ‘over the wall’ ... or hide in an outgoing laundry truck,� Shaer said – some avoid detection. On average, those missing have been gone 18.6 years. “I just can’t go to their home that they bought last year and expect them to be there,...� Harrington said. “The ones that stay gone the longest don’t have a lot of stuff where I can track them: They just renewed their driver’s license, or they just applied for a credit card, or they got utilities in their name. It’s not impossible to come off the grid.� Most who bolted didn’t break out as much as walked away. They were in transition centers, which prepare inmates for post-prison life “with limited and carefully planned opportunities,�

Shaer said. According to Corrections figures, 17,638 inmates were released from ATCs in the past decade, with only a few ditching. Graham, who Shaer said was in Cook County Jail when he skipped, faced bad-checks charges in 1952, including for a pair of slacks at a Chicago department store “by means of the confidence game,� according to circuit clerk’s records. The jail found no record of him. Six, including Elbay and Hebron, are “considered armed and dangerous,� a label slapped on anyone with a physical altercation in his past, even a dismissed battery charge, Shaer said. But most who took flight were imprisoned for non-violent, if serious, crimes: pushing drugs, burglary, selling a stolen vehicle. Even so,

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confirmed, for multiple counts of kidnapping, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and more. Harrington, whose caseload also includes those who absconded from parole – there are approximately 900, according to the data AP analyzed – tries to gain the trust of family and friends, convincing them that the fugitive is unable to move on with his life as long he remains on the street. Suspected patterns develop, including where they go and who they’re with. It’s still possible to flee the country with a new

identity, said Dennis Sew, vice president of the Professional Bail Agents of the United States, an organization of bounty hunters. “But that’s usually not the human behavior, ...� Sew said. “Unless you don’t care about anything in the whole world except for yourself, eventually you’re going to contact somebody, and that’s when you get caught.� Associated Press Editor for Newsroom Innovation Troy Thibodeaux in New Orleans, researcher Barbara Sambriski in New York and writer Don Babwin in Chicago contributed.

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Mike Kuehl, of Lyndon, releases his catch during the second day of the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Super Event on Saturday at Page Park in Dixon. Only catfish that were kept alive could be weighed and counted toward a team’s total catch weight for the tournament. Mike and his wife, Kassi, caught a daily total of 21 pounds of catfish Saturday.

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The tournament champs had been fishing in shallow water, they said, about 6 to 9 feet deep, hanging around near trees and other underwater structure south along the river, near Moline. Competitors could fish anywhere on the Rock between Oregon and Milan. Dyer has been a guide on the Rock River for more than 20 years. Once, he said, he caught a 73-pounder in 2005 near Lyndon. He caught a few big fish Saturday, too. Well, almost. Two 30-pounders got away, he said. The next biggest fish the duo caught weighed in at 23.02 pounds, the third largest fish caught during the tournament. The total purse for the tournament was $11,800, with the top nine teams earning payouts, and the top 25 teams qualifying for the Western Championships in the Quad Cities this fall. The 2-day event also included a Cabela’s King Kat Kids event Saturday at the weigh-in site in Page Park.

Phil Westbrook (left), of Dixon, and his son, Dustin, of Rock Falls, brought only one fish to the scale at the end of the day Saturday, but they made it count. Here they pose with a fish that weighed 25.2 pounds, which earned them the Big Fish title in the tournament and $1,270 in prize money.

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PARIS (AP) – U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at an American military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior U.S. official said Sunday. T h e Bowe o f f i c i a l Bergdahl spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss what Bergdahl has revealed about the conditions of his captivity. The New York Times first reported on the matter. The official said it was difficult to verify the accounts Bergdahl has given since his release a week ago. Bergdahl, now 28, was captured in June 2009 after he disappeared from his infantry unit. He was held for nearly 5 years by Taliban militants. Taliban spokesmen could not be immediately reached for comment Sunday. On Friday, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told The Associated Press by telephone that Bergdahl was held under “good conditions.� The claim could not be independently verified. Military doctors at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center say that while Bergdahl is physically able to travel he’s not yet emotionally prepared to be reunited with his family. He has not yet spoken to his family. It’s unclear when he may get to go home. The Pentagon said in a statement Sunday that it would not comment on Bergdahl’s discussions with those caring for him. Typically, a returned captive would spend from 5 days to 3 weeks in the phase of reinte-

gration in which Bergdahl now finds himself, according to a Pentagon psychologist who is an expert in dealing with military members who have been released from captivity said this past week. The psychologist spoke to reporters Thursday on condition of anonymity under ground rules set by the Pentagon. Once Bergdahl is considered ready to move on to the next phase of his decompression, he is expected to be flown to an Army medical center in San Antonio, where it is believed he will be reunited with his family. Bergdahl was returned to the U.S. military in exchange for the release of five Taliban militants from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “It would have been offensive and incomprehensible to consciously leave an American behind, no matter what,� Secretary of State John Kerry said. Qatar, a tiny Gulf state, served as a go-between during the negotiations, and has ongoing role in ensuring the five released prisoners remain there for at least a year, under a memo of understanding with the U.S. The Qataris aren’t “the only ones keeping an on eye on them,� Kerry said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.� He said the U.S. has confidence in the restrictions imposed on the former detainees, as a condition of their release. “I am not telling you that they don’t have some ability at some point to go back and get involved� in the terrorism fight against the United States, Kerry said. “But they also have an ability to get killed doing that, and I don’t think anybody should doubt the capacity of the United States of America to protect Americans. ... So these guys pick a fight with us in the future or now or at any time at enormous risk,� Kerry said.

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From our archives: Police to crack down on speeders Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Telegraph between June 8 and June 12, 1914.

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he local police department has entered into an active war against the automobile and motorcycle speeders, the violators of state and municipal law, and in this campaign they should, and we believe, will, have the undivided support of every law-abiding citizen of Dixon. Those who run their machines faster than the law allows are dangerous to the health and lives of everyone who comes in their paths, not to speak of themselves and the occupants of their cars. If they are not responsible enough themselves to keep within the bounds of safety, it is surely the duty of the law to step in and enforce conditions that will make the streets of the city safe for all who wish to use them. Speed law violators are now in the main only caused by thoughtlessness, and these violators do not break the law with criminal intent. Usually drivers who are stopped and told they have been driving faster than the limit are very indignant, and will not believe that they have been driving faster than the prescribed number of miles per hour, and they are usually honest about it. They do not realize how fast they have been going. However, the Telegraph believes the Dixon police force can be trusted to use judgment and fairness in their arrests and to show no partiality. All serious offenders should be punished and if one lesson is not sufficient

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directed, but the supervisors plan to make their action broad enough to include all who throw rubbish of any kind into the highways. – June 10, 1914

A century ago, automobiles similar to the 1914 Hudson Six 54 Phaeton were being driven too fast on Dixon streets. A Telegraph editorial called for police, using “judgment and fairness,� to enforce city ordinances against excessive speeding. to impress the offender, the second lesson should come quickly and with enough emphasis to bring it home for keeps. One of the city ordinances that should, in particular, be enforced strictly is that which demands that drivers of all vehicles must not pass a street car which is taking on or discharging passengers. Turning corners is also something that auto drivers should watch themselves about. Don’t blame the policeman when he arrests you for speeding. He is only doing what he has sworn to do and what you yourself, if you are a taxpayer, are paying him to do. If you don’t want to pay for your fun, don’t speed. – June 8, 1914

how much they sympathize with the objectors, and they have no alternative. The poll tax is small. It must be collected and it may be necessary for the officials to take legal steps. Do not put them to the expense. Pay the tax this time, and vote it out next year. – June 9, 1914

If the Board of Supervisors won’t put that state aid road work on the Lincoln Highway this year, maybe Dixon Township can spunk up and get the free mile of concrete road by voting a bond issue and putting in some road on its own account. It seems a shame to pass up a perfectly good mile of concrete road that can be secured free of charge. – June 12, 1914

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has proposed an urgent, sensible solution to the scandalous crisis of treatment delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals – and it should finally, belatedly, become official policy. At a time when U.S. military veterans are languishing, and even dying, while being forced to wait for weeks just to see a doctor, McCain’s proposal to allow veterans to be treated at any non-VA hospital – with the VA paying the bill – is attracting bipartisan support in Congress because it is simply common sense. Then again, you won’t be surprised to know the proposal also seemed urgent and sensible to me when I first proposed it in a 2008 book chronicling what seemed to be chronic problems at the VA. After detailing sad stories of veterans who died after they could not obtain prompt treatment at a VA hospital, I wrote the VA should issue to each veteran a “Vet-med card� that would serve veterans’ medical needs just as a Medicare card serves senior citizens’ needs. Veterans who couldn’t get prompt treatment at a VA hospital could go to another hospital, perhaps one nearer their homes, and be treated – with the VA paying the bill. (I also urged the VA to adopt a more flexible approach so that its hospitals, which are highly rated for treatment of those wounded in war, might not need to duplicate costly cardiac and cancer care readily available at other nearby institutions.) But, as you may have noticed, Washington did not exactly rush to adopt any of those ideas. NOW THIS: IN A MAY 23 Wall Street Journal op-ed piece, McCain wrote, “Veterans have earned the right to choose where and when they get their medical care, and it is our responsibility to afford them this option.� He said two fellow Republicans, Sens. Richard Burr of North Carolina and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, have joined him in authoring a bill to “give far greater flexibility to veterans to get the care they need and deserve, where and when they want it, whether in the VA system or not.� In the House, Veterans Committee Chair Jeff Miller, R-Florida., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, have backed the idea, too. “We can’t have another backlog of people waiting for permission to go to a federally qualified clinic in a region,� the former House speaker told reporters recently.

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What has changed to ignite this urgency that was missing-in-action for years in which the VA’s sad history of disservice to veterans has been so painfully documented? Part of it has been recent disclosures from VA whistleblowers that at the Phoenix VA hospital and many others, officials had been using secret double lists to conceal from their VA bosses and the public the fact that veterans were not being treated within the 14-day limit mandated by former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki’s department. AND PART OF IT SURELY is that the latest demands for reforms have been led by Republicans who used the VA crisis as a new reason to attack President Obama’s job performance. Yes, McCain did just that. And in previous years of documented VA incompetence, Democrats didn’t rush with similar zeal to blast President George W. Bush or demand the firing of his VA secretaries. Not even when VA Secretary Jim Nicholson, a former Republican National Committee chairman, pooh-poohed a 2006 report that 40 percent of veterans who needed individual counseling for post-traumatic stress were forced into group sessions instead, by insisting, “We’re dealing with it with great excellence.â€? Indeed, veterans might be better off today if Democrats had been more combative on this back then. Interestingly, it turns out the latest VA scandal of secret double waiting lists isn’t really new. Back in 2012, the Government Accountability Office issued a report that surfaced the scandalous VA conduct but was all but overlooked by the news media – indeed, even congressional watchdogs didn’t bark. Perhaps that was because the true outrage was obscured by the GAO’s government-speak (which we will mercifully omit). But tucked into it was a brief disclosure: â€œâ€Ś For example, three schedulers changed the desired date based on appointment availability; this would have resulted in a reported wait time that was shorter than the patient actually experienced.â€? And that, we now know, turned out to be the VA’s secret recipe for cooking the books.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS Monday, June 9 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. Mexican Train Dominoes, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Quilting, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3251. Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave, Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Zumba class, 10:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2889236. 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. Hand and Foot cards, 12:15 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center Big Room, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Friendly Mexican Train

Dominoes, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Rummy, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Exercise group, 4 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Tacos, 4-8 p.m., Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Fourth St., Sterling, 815-625-8290. Loaves and Fishes, 5-6 p.m., Holloway Center, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 612 Highland Ave., Dixon, 815-284-7719. A free, hot meal for the needy. Tuesday, June 10 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. Bingo and doughnuts, 9-10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Morning Whittle, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Line dancing, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Wii Bowling and 313 card game, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Line dancing, 10-11 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2889236. Community coffee, 10 a.m. Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St.

Sing-a-long with Margo, 10:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. 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. G.E. Retirees, 11:30 a.m., Dutch Diner, 105 N. Main St., Tampico, 815-438-2096. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Birthday potluck lunch, 11:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Bingo, 12:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th Ave., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Euchre, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Euchre 101, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Bingo, 7 p.m., Sterling Moose Family Center, 2601 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-625-0354. Wednesday, June 11 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 Ave., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Crafting, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. 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, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. 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. 500 card game, noon, Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. 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, 815-5893925. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center Big Room, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Book Club, 12:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bridge, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Bingo, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Bingo, 1 p.m., Rock Falls Amer-

ican Legion Hall, 712 Fourth Ave. Wii Bowling, 1 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Second Wind Entertainers, 1:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815732-3252. 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. Sauk Valley Chess Club, 7-9 p.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-622-8838. Thursday, June 12 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. Bingo and popcorn, 9-10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. 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. Zumba class, 10:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2889236. 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. 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. “Hand and Foot� card game, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Pinochle, 12:30-3 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center Big Room, 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 p.m., Sterling Moose Club, 2601 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-622-8220. 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. Quarter Mania, 6:30 p.m. Post House Ballroom, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Bingo, 7 p.m., Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Fourth St., Sterling, 815-625-8290.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Tuesday, June 10 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. Kiwanis Club of Sterling, 6:45-7:45 a.m., CGH Medical Center Ryberg Auditorium, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling, 815499-4866. Sisters in Christ, 9 a.m., Congregational Church, 1602 13th Ave., Rock Falls. Golden K Kiwanis, 9 a.m., Dixon Senior Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Gaffey Home Nursing and Hospice blood pressure clinic, 9-11 a.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-626-3467. Sterling High School Class of ’41 breakfast, 9 a.m., The Spot Restaurant, Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-6263164. Whiteside County Senior Center outreach caseworker, 9:3010:30 a.m., Prophet Manor, 411 W. Second St., Prophetstown, 815-622-9230. Weight Watchers, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., Dixon. Commodities, 10 a.m.-noon, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. La Leche League, 10 a.m., Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena, Dixon, 815-288-3371. Free blood pressure clinic, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Blood pressure checks, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3253. Facing the Challenge Cancer Support Group, 11 a.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road,

Dixon, 815-288-4673. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, open; 6 p.m., open, women’s; 7:30 p.m., open, 90-92 Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Sterling Rotary Club, noon, YWCA of the Sauk Valley, 412 First Ave., Sterling. Dixon Noon Lions, noon, private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Public welcome. Sterling Noon Lions, noon-1 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Dealing With Grief, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2889236. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, tradition; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed, Big Book, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton. Appointments: 800-733-2767. American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., St. Patrick Church, 612 Highland Ave., Dixon. Appointments: 800-7332767. Free blood pressure screenings, 3:30-5 p.m., The Eureka Inn, 110 E. Third St., Prophetstown. Dixon TOPS IL617 meeting, 5 p.m., St. Luke Episcopal Church Eells meeting room, 221 W. Third St., Dixon, 815-2848321. Operation Support, 5:30 p.m., Dixon American Legion Post 12, FREE KITCHEN DESIGNS BY Jocelyn Lilly, Kitchen Design: 815-266-1354

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Wednesday, June 11 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. Dixon Kiwanis Club meeting, 7 a.m., KSB Hospital private dining room, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Whiteside County Health Department free blood pressure clinic, 7:30-8:30 a.m., J.J.’s Restaurant, 337 N. Main Ave., Milledgeville, 815-772-4213. Rock River Center Board meeting, 7:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Whiteside County Health Department free blood pressure clinic, 8:30-9:30 a.m., The Eureka Inn, 110 E. Third St., Prophetstown, 815-772-4213. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9-11 a.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Henry Pratt Retiree breakfast, 9 a.m., Red Apple, 1130 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., women’s group; noon; 3:30 p.m.; 7 p.m., Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Church of the Brethren, 215 North Court St., Dixon. Mercy Nursing free blood pressure checks, 9-10:30 a.m., Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St. Nurturing Program, 9:15 a.m., Sinnissippi Centers Inc., 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815625-0013 or 800-782-1584. Representative from Rock River Center in Oregon, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. American Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appoint-

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p.m., Ogle County Extension, 421 W. Pines Road, Oregon, 815732-2191. Women’s Support Group, 5-6:30 p.m., Choices Domestic Violence Program office, 114 W. Market St., Mount Carroll. Buddy Bags packing, 5-6 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 815541-2122. Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., closed, steps, tradition, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., Davis Junction. Pearl, a self-esteem support group of the YWCA Domestic Violence Program, 6 p.m., 815625-0333. Sauk Valley Gold Wing Riders, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, Rock Falls Candlelight, 2200 First Ave., 815-625-6763. Buddy Bags donations accepted, 6-7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 815-541-2122. AMVETS 123, 7 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 1560 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 960 U.S. Route 52, Amboy. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Northern Illinois Divers Association, 7:30 p.m., Angelo’s II, 2525 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Northern Illinois Star Gazers meeting, 7:30 p.m., Sauk Valley Community College Room 3G12, biology lab, 173 state Route 2, Dixon, 815-288-2852. Rock River Grange, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 1409 N. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-973-1490. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Polo Town Hall, 117 N. Franklin Ave.

 

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Pope dives into Mideast peace efforts Francis holds prayer summit with presidents VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis plunged head-first into Mideast peace-making Sunday, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for a remarkable evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.sponsored negotiations collapsed. Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas joked and embraced in the foyer of the Vatican hotel where Francis lives and

later in the Vatican gardens, where they joined Francis in presiding over a sunset invocation of Jewish, Christian and Muslim prayers. Francis told the two men, who signed the Oslo peace accords in 1993, that he hoped the summit would mark “a new journey� toward peace. He said too many children had been killed by war and violence, and that their memory should instill the strength and patience to work for dialogue and coexistence. “Peacemaking calls for courage, much more so than warfare,� he said. “It calls for the courage to say yes to encounter and no to conflict.�

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Pope Francis is flanked by Israel’s President Shimon Peres (right) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during an evening of peace prayers Sunday in the Vatican gardens. The event had the air of an outdoor summer wedding, complete with receiving line and guests mingling on the lawn as a string ensemble played.

Only the two key protagonists are technically on opposite sides of the intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Vatican officials have

insisted that Francis had no political agenda in inviting the two leaders to pray at his home other than to rekindle a desire for peace. But the meeting could have greater symbolic significance, given that Francis was able to bring them together at all so soon after peace talks failed and at a time that the Israeli government is trying to isolate Abbas. “In the Middle East, symbolic gestures and incremental steps are important,� noted the Rev. Thomas Reese, a veteran Vatican analyst for the National Catholic Reporter. “And who knows what conversations can occur behind

closed doors in the Vatican.� The meeting has also cemented Francis’ reputation as a leader unhindered by diplomatic and theological protocol who is willing to go out on a limb for the sake of peace. Francis capitalized on both his own enormous popularity and the peace-loving heritage of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, to bring the two sides together. The unusual prayer summit was a feat of diplomatic and religious protocol, organized in the two weeks since Francis issued the surprise invitation to Peres and Abbas from Manger Square in Bethlehem.

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homas Alan Whitcombe, 18, of Dixon, is Dixon High School’s May Student of the Month. He is the son of Paul and Reni Whitcombe, and has a brother, David, and sisters Sara and Esther. Extracurriculars: I am involved in a variety of bands, including, but not limited to, one of the top municipal bands in the state, the Rock River Jazz Band, and the worship team at my church. Favorite class: Band, because I love playing music. Least-favorite class: I don’t have a leastfavorite class. All classes have moments where I enjoy them and most have moments when I don’t. Top teacher: Mr. Stanley, World History and AP U.S. History. I enjoyed his lectures and class discussions. After graduation: I am attending Northern Illinois University and plan to major in political sci-

virtual and tabletop versions. Favorite activity: Spending time with friends and family. Favorite food: Pot roast What makes your blood boil? When people demand I do something.

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Thomas Whitcombe, 18, of Dixon, is Dixon High School’s May Student of the Month. He plans to attend Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, where he will major in political science in pursuit of a law degree, just like his dad, Dixon attorney Paul Whitcombe. ence, then pursue a law degree. Paycheck: I work at my father’s law office doing secretarial work. I enjoy it, because it has a very flexible schedule, which allows me to be heavily involved in music.

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Best friend: I do not have a single best friend, but among my closest would be my father and brother. Favorite singer: Frank Sinatra Favorite musical group: Here Come The Mummies

Favorite actor: Christian Bale Favorite movie: “The Dark Knight Rises� Favorite TV show: “Sherlock� Favorite game: I love strategy games, both

What kind of music makes your skin crawl? I don’t like heavy metal. Favorite hangouts: My house, Lowell Park, and various other places, all for different reasons. High school survival guide: Don’t take it too seriously and have fun. Useless knowledge: Most of what I learned in school I will never use in the real world, but that doesn’t mean it’s not interesting. I’m in the dictionary next to: People describe me as sarcastic, because I tend to be just that. Secret twin: Nathan Fillion reminds me of myself in many of his roles.

Personal trivia: I really enjoy singing and playing various instruments, including piano, trumpet, guitar, and pretty much whatever I can get my hands on. Dream job: I would want to be a presenter on the British TV show “Top Gear.� Trading places: I think it would be interesting to trade places with just about anyone for a day, so that I could see the world through a different set of eyes. Dream destination: I would love to go to Europe and, starting in England, drive through as many countries as possible. Read this: I would recommend “Freakonomics� and its sequels to anyone who enjoys nonfiction, and to any fiction fans I would suggest both “Watchers� and “Lighting� by Dean Koontz. Shout out to: I would like to say hi to my family and my girlfriend, Anna Curtis.

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Gunmen storm Ex-military chief sworn in as president Nation airport, killing 5 el-Sissi: will work for Suicide bombers kill 23 Shiite pilgrims returning from Iran KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) – Gunmen stormed an airport terminal used for VIPs and cargo flights in Pakistan’s largest city Sunday night, killing at least five people, officials said, striking blow to a city vital to the country’s economy. Meanwhile, suicide bombers in southwestern Pakistan killed 23 Shiite pilgrims returning from Iran in a separate incident underscoring how fragile security is Pakistan. The airport attack still was ongoing early Monday in Karachi, a sprawling port city on the southern coast of Pakistan. Gunfire could be heard coming from the terminal at Jinnah International Airport as authorities scrambled to secure the area. Mashhood Tajwar, a spokesman for the staterun Pakistan International Airlines, said all passengers at the airport were safe. His comments came as loud explosions echoed across the airport. Tajwar said at least two domestic flights were diverted and all flight operations had been suspended at the airport.

Five bodies were brought from the airport to Jinnah Hospital, along with one person who had been wounded, Dr. Seemi Jamali said. Gunmen attacked the terminal late Sunday, said Shaukat Jamal, a spokesman for the Airport Security Force. A major fire rose from the airport, with the silhouette of jets seen. Jamal said the Pakistani military has been called in and that police were fighting the attackers. The attack happened at a terminal not generally used for commercial flights but for special VIP flights and for cargo. Sarmad Hussain, an official with Pakistan International Airlines, said three of the dead were from the security force tasked with protecting the airport and the other two were from PIA. “I was working at my office when I heard big blasts – several blasts – and then there were heavy gunshots,� he said to The Associated Press after escaping the building. He said he and a colleague jumped out one of the windows to get away, and his colleague broke his leg. When Hussain came out of the building, he saw smoke billowing from the terminal.

regional stability CAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, winner by a landslide in last month’s presidential election, was sworn into office Sunday nearly a year after he ousted the nation’s first freely elected leader. The retired field marshal called for unity and hard work, while vowing that there would be no reconciliation with those who took up arms against the government and Egyptians. That was a thinly veiled reference to supporters of Mohammed Morsi, the Islamist president el-Sissi removed last July, and Islamic militants waging attacks against the government. “There will be reconciliation between the sons of our nation except those who had committed crimes against them or adopted violence,� elSissi said. “There will be no acquiescence or laxity shown to those who resorted to violence.� He did not mention by name Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, which was declared a terrorist group by the government last December. But el-Sissi’s rise coincides with detention of thousands and

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In this image released by Egypt’s state news agency MEAN, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi reviews honor guards during his inaugural ceremony Sunday inside the Presidential Palace in Cairo. the killing of hundreds of Morsi supporters. El-Sissi also vowed to fight corruption and appeared to make an overture to pro-democracy and secular youth activists, many of whom boycotted last month’s presidential election. They accuse the new president of reviving

toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak’s police state, pointing to a law passed last year that restricts protests as well as the jailing of a number of well-known activists. He peppered his 55-minute address with references to “freedom, social justice and bread,� the main slogan by

youth groups behind the January 2011 uprising that ended Mubarak’s 29-year rule. El-Sissi’s July 3 ouster of Morsi triggered a cycle of deadly violence and further polarized Egypt. Now, el-Sissi faces the daunting tasks of reviving Egypt’s anemic economy, fighting Islamic militants and cementing his rule after three years of deadly turmoil in the Arab world’s most populous country. Under his rule, el-Sissi said Egypt will work for regional security and stability. He also called on Egyptians to work hard so that their rights and freedoms could grow. “Let us differ for the sake of our nation and not over it; let us do that as part of a unifying national march in which every party listens to the other objectively and without ulterior motives,� he said. “Let our differences be the source of enrichment, diversity and giving that add the spirit of cooperation and love to our work.� El-Sissi’s inauguration came less than a year after he ousted Morsi following days of mass protests demanding he step down. He has been praised by many in a wave of nationalist fervor fueled by a jingoistic media, despite the harsh crackdown by security forces.


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Francis Bacon, an Englishman who a few believe wrote Shakespeare’s plays, said, “Truth comes out of error more readily than out of confusion.” After a bridge deal in which your partner made a mistake, you hope that he sees the reason for his error; you do not want him confused. In today’s deal, South is in three no-trump after West has overcalled in spades. West leads his fourth-highest spade. How should South plan the play after taking this trick with dummy’s queen, the honor from the shorter side first? North’s double was negative, promising four hearts (and maybe five or six if too weak to respond two hearts).

His three-spade cue-bid asked South to bid three notrump with a spade stopper. South has eight top tricks: one spade, one diamond and six clubs.

He can get his ninth winner from hearts or diamonds, but there is a risk that the defenders will run the spade suit first. Since trick one indicates that West has the spade ace, South must work to keep East off the lead. At first glance, this might suggest taking two diamond finesses. However, that is confused thinking. If East has the heart ace, the defenders can always triumph. After a diamond finesse loses, West can shift to a heart, and East can push through a spade, resulting in down two. If West has the heart ace, though, the contract is safe regardless of the diamond position. The simplest approach is to cross to hand with a club, then to lead the heart four toward dummy. © 2014 UFS


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U.S. job market recovers losses, but still weaker Economist: Labor market recovery ‘disappointing’ WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy has finally regained the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But go easy on the hallelujahs. The come-

back is far from complete. Friday’s report from the government revealed an economy healing yet marked by deep and lasting scars. The downturn that began 6½ years ago accelerated wrenching changes that have left many Americans feeling worse off than they did the last time the econo-

my had roughly the same number of jobs it does now. Employers added 217,000 workers in May, more than enough to surpass the 138.4 million jobs that existed when the recession began in December 2007. But even as the unemployment rate has slipped to

6.3 percent from 10 percent at the depth of the recession, the economy still lacks its former firepower. To many economists, the job figures are both proof of the sustained recovery and evidence of a painful transformation in how Americans earn a living.

“The labor market recovery has been disappointing,� said Stuart Hoffman, chief economist at PNC Financial Services. “Even with the new peak, there is still a great deal of slack.� There still are 1.49 million construction jobs missing. Factories have 1.65 million fewer work-

ers. Many of these jobs have been permanently replaced by new technologies: robots, software and advanced equipment that speeds productivity and requires less manpower, said Patrick O’Keefe, director of economic research for the advisory and consulting firm CohnReznick.


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Amboy pitcher Karlee Doege waits to put the squeeze on a popup during Saturday’s 1A state third-place game against West Prairie at EastSide Centre in East Peoria. The Clippers hit the ball well, but couldn’t get any runs across the plate in a 4-0 defeat. Read all about Saturday’s games on B3 & B4.

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MARENGO – Step aside, Wheaties. There is a new breakfast of champions. “I just woke up and had some chocolate donuts,� Sterling senior Darien Bardoner said. Bardoner had not hit a home run in a game all season, but hit two in her final two at-bats in a 6-2 win over Marengo during the 3A Marengo Sectional final game. It was the second time in consecutive seasons that Sterling ended Marengo’s season in the sectional final game. During Friday’s practice, Bardoner consistently made good contact with the ball, and even put two balls over the fence during batting practice. Golden Warriors coach Becki Edmondson noticed that the senior was locked in, and played a hunch and moved Bardoner up in the lineup from the No. 8 spot, to No. 7 for Saturday’s game. It proved to be a smart decision as Bardoner’s first home run, a one-out solo shot over the left-center field fence in the bottom of the fifth inning, drew Sterling within 2-1. Her first homer of the season sparked a five-run fifth that gave the Warriors the lead for good. “I was just thinking about a solid line drive, and wanted to make good contact because we couldn’t get that so far,� Bardoner said. “It was low and outside, and I just threw my hands out there.� Marengo (28-11) broke a scoreless tie in the top half of the fifth when No. 3-hitter Abby Kissack drilled a hanging curveball over the center-field fence off Warriors pitcher Lexy Staples to put the Indians up 2-0. Staples (29-8) wanted the ball on the inner half of the plate to the lefty, Kissack, but the ball didn’t move inside. “It was a mistake,� Staples said. The 2-0 lead felt large as Indians starter Mariah Dionne (21-5) had baffled the Sterling batters through the first four innings. The Warriors (29-8) made good swings and were able to time the pitches, but couldn’t make solid

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contact as Dionne kept the ball high and inside, inducing five shallow fly-ball outs, and just one ground ball to go along with three strikeouts. “I was so nervous after that home run,� Staples said. “I was really down after that. I just kept thinking, ‘It’s all me. It’s all on me,’ but my team picked me up right away.� Abri Hale led off the bottom half of the fifth with a popout to Dionne, before Bardoner hit her first home run of the season. Emily McDonald reached on a single, and No. 9-hitter Gabby Sandoval sacrificed her over to second with a bunt, to reach the top of the order which began the crucial two-out rally. Erin Stroup reached on a walk, and Shannon Long gave Sterling its first lead of the game with a two-run double to left center, to go up 3-2. The Indians made a pitching change and brought in Kissack, normally used as the team’s closer, who intentionally walked Karlie Mellott. It was the second time Mellott was walked intentionally in the game, as the Indians opted to pitch to Nadia Trujillo instead. It was also the first and second time of the season that Mellott, one of the area’s top hitters, was walked in order to get to Trujillo. “I thought there would have been a few more times in the year that it would have happened,� Edmondson said. “But we know we can’t rely on the same batters to come through all the time.

“I told [Trujillo], ‘They’re walking her to get to you. That should offend you.’ “ Trujillo made the Indians pay with a two-run triple down the right-field line to put the Warriors up 5-2. “It was scary,� Trujillo said. “I was under a lot of pressure. I just knew that I needed to get a solid hit in the gap to keep the rally going somehow and not let anyone down.� Pitching with a lead, Staples needed just eight pitches to mow down the bottom third of Marengo’s order in the sixth. Bardoner had a part in all three outs as Staples induced a popup to her at third, and she fielded two more ground balls to end the inning. Edmondson knew that the left side of the defense was going to be tested, as the gameplan was to pitch to the inner half of the plate. “We knew that if [the pitches] are high on the outside corner, Lexy provides enough power for [the Marengo hitters] to hit it out of here,� Edmondson said. “So our strategy was inside, inside, inside.� The left side proved strong as the Indians pulled a lot of pitches. McDonald, the Warriors left fielder, was tested early in the top of the first when she threw out Leah Secor at the plate to end the inning. “Those two held their own out there,� Edmondson said. It was in the bottom of the sixth that Bardoner hit her second home run of the game, a one-out solo blast to straight-away center to give the Warriors a 6-2 lead, one Staples would hold. Sterling moves on to the 3A Barrington Supersectional on Monday and will face Wauconda – a 1-0 extra-inning winner over Grayslake Central – at 4:30 p.m.

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The Amboy Clippers hoist the fourth-place trophy Saturday after losing to West Prairie 4-0 in the 1A third-place game at EastSide Centre in East Peoria. The finish was the best in program history, and the first state trophy for the school since winning the state football championship in 1984.

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EAST PEORIA – The contact was more frequent and started a lot sooner Saturday morning at EastSide Centre, but the end result was still the same. Despite putting a runner on base in all but one inning, the Amboy Clippers finished in fourth-place at the Class 1A state softball tournament, falling 4-0 to West Prairie in the third-place game on Mizuno Field at the EastSide Centre in East Peoria. “We usually start a little slow, but we had a couple of hits right away today,� senior third baseman Destinee Oenes said. “We can usually find the gaps, but we didn’t execute as well today.� “We played better defense today,� senior second baseman Kelsie Thurman said, “and we hit the ball hard. We just couldn’t put the hits together.� Six different Clippers had hits, led by Thurman’s two from the leadoff spot. But Amboy (22-11) stranded nine run-

Star of the game: Kourtney Campbell, West Prairie, complete-game SHUTOUT +S ""2")SINGLE Key performers:4ABBY"ILDERBACK 7EST0RAIRIE HITS 2") RUN+ELSIE Thurman, Amboy, 2 hits ners on base, including seven in scoring position. The best scoring chances came in the third and the sixth innings. Thurman led off the third with a single, went to second on Madeline Ely’s sacrifice bunt, then scampered to third when Kaitlyn Liebing reached on an error. But with runners on second and third and one out, West Prairie pitcher Kourtney Campbell got a popout and a groundout to escape the threat. She wiggled out of another jam in the sixth, as Karlee Doege led off with a double and went to third on Micaela McCoy’s bloop single. But with runners on second and third and nobody out and trailing 4-0, the Clippers came up

empty after back-to-back strikeouts and a popout. “She’s been wiggling out of tough spots all year,� West Prairie coach Jim Scott said. “She relies on the solid defense behind her, and we got the job done when it counted today.� “I wasn’t even thinking strikeout in that situation,� said Campbell (27-9), who struck out eight, walked one, and scattered seven Amboy hits. “We work so well as a group, and I know I just have to make a few good pitches to get out of those jams.� While the Clippers struggled to put hits together, the Cyclones (27-10) came through in the clutch. Tabby Bilderback had an one-out RBI single in the third, then Campbell added one in the fourth for a 2-0 lead. It could have been worse at that point, if not for some web gems by Amboy. McCoy threw out a runner at home in the first inning, then hit the cutoff on Bilderback’s third-inning single to get an out at third. Ely thwarted another

potential rally in the sixth with a pretty play on a grounder that took her right to the bag at second, to end another threat. But Bilderback doubled with one out in the fifth, then moved to third on a sac bunt, and scored on Hanna Runner’s two-out double. Runner then scored on a throwing error on Jen Reedy’s grounder to third for a 4-0 lead with six Amboy outs to go. “We kept waiting for that big hit, that big boost,� McCoy said, “but we couldn’t find that one person to step up and take the lead. That’s what usually happens, but we couldn’t get it done today. “But we still gave it our best shot, played better softball today, and that’s all you can ask for.� Doege (16-9) took the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) and eight hits, with three strikeouts and a walk. The freshman gave way to Oenes in the sixth inning, and the senior finished her career in the circle with a hitless inning, walking one.

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AST PEORIA – I would’ve guessed, just from the sheer number of fans in red shirts at EastSide Centre over the weekend, that there were very few people left in the town of Amboy on Friday and Saturday. But it wasn’t just wave after wave of red that caught my attention – or that of my fellow sports reporters. The volume of the Clipper-clad faithful easily drowned out that of any of the other 1A teams in East Peoria – all of which, like Amboy, were at the state softball tournament for the first time in their programs’ history. And don’t think for a second that the Amboy players and coaches didn’t realize the support they were getting ‌ or that they didn’t appreciate it. “We might not have gotten first,â€? senior Kelsie Thurman said after the Clippers’ 4-0 loss to West Prairie in the thirdplace game Saturday morning, “but we definitely placed first in fan support.â€? “It felt awesome to be out there,â€? senior Desti-

Lovgren said. “Obviously every athlete dreams of getting down to state, and Sports it was a year too late for reporter. me, but just being able to He can be reached at see Amboy play at a state treynolds@ tournament is just so saukvalley. amazing.â€? com or 800But it’s not just amaz798-4085, ext. 5554. ing for the former softball players. It’s been 30 years since Amboy won the state football title in 1984, Considine, who now lives and they have never had a team play in a tournain Byron, but has plenty ment-style state event ‌ of family and friends’ until now. family represented in And there were plenty Clipper athletics. “So of former Amboy boy many people turn out because it’s such a close- athlete standouts showing their support as well. knit community, and I spotted Travis Nauman people have so many Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com relatives – and relatives of hugging his younger sister Hallie, a freshman Amboy’s Destinee Oenes waits for the ball, as West close family friends – to call-up for the postseaPrairie’s Jen Reedy slides into third base during Sat- support.â€? son. Another former As expected several urday’s 1A state third-place game at EastSide Centre multi-sport star, Tyson former softball players in East Peoria. The Clippers lost 4-0. Powers, was there to could be seen taking in watch girlfriend Kaitlyn nee Oenes added, “and least three or four deep, the game. Among them Liebing, and liked what that support means more down the entire foul was 2012 graduate Kiara he saw from this band of to us than I can put into line and around the cor- Kaleel, who pitched the words. We made history, ner behind the outfield Clippers to their first two spunky softballers. “This has been a fun and we brought the town fence. regional titles in program along with us.â€? “This is a pretty big history, as well as Brooke ride,â€? Powers said, “and you see what it means It wasn’t just that deal,â€? former Amboy Lovgren, who was an to the whole town. They the stands were filled teacher Tom Full told me integral part of the Clipsay there’s a sea of red at with Clipper fans, both Friday afternoon, in the pers’ first three regional behind home plate and understatement of the crowns before graduating Amboy games; well, we brought that whole sea next to whichever dugweekend. last year. out Amboy was occu“The whole town was “This is so exciting, and down to East Peoria this weekend, and the girls pying. There was also here,â€? added former I couldn’t be happier for represented the school, a solid row of red, at Amboy standout Rick my former teammates,â€?

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the town, and all of us so well.� And to think, the softball program has only been around a decade-and-ahalf. That fact isn’t lost on the current members of the team, who couldn’t stop smiling as they posed for photos with family and friends with their fourth-place medals and trophy. “We’re so proud to be the first to have this success,� senior Micaela McCoy said, “and I think we as a team – and the whole town – made the most of it.� Watching over the whole scene was Amboy athletic director George Schwamberger. A longtime assistant football coach, he was smiling almost as wide as the girls as he leaned against the fence. As AD, he was proud of the softball team, but also thinking about what it could mean to the entire Amboy sports program. “This is great for softball in Amboy,� Schwanberger said, “but this kind of thing helps everybody. The other athletes get a taste of this big stage, the whole town gets a taste, and every team is going to build off this.�


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Monday, June 9, 2014

STATE BASEBALL & SOFTBALL FINALS SATURDAY’S SCOREBOARD

SOFTBALL NOTEBOOK

Softball

Class 2A Third-place game

MONTICELLO 6, BEECHER 1

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Saturday’s box scores Class 3A Marengo Sectional final

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Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com

Amboy catcher Kaitlyn Liebing applies the tag to West Prairie’s Jennifer Schwerer during the 1A thirdplace game Saturday in East Peoria. Schwerer was ruled out on the play, but the Clippers lost 4-0.

First taste for Amboy

Underclassmen hope to win tournament next year BY TY REYNOLDS treynolds@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5554

EAST PEORIA – Even with the feeling of finishing fourth at state still fresh in her mind, Amboy freshman Karlee Doege was still thinking ahead Saturday at the EastSide Centre. “Hopefully next year, we can come back and win it all,� she said, running her fingers over the 1A fourth-place medal around her neck. “I mean, before this year we hadn’t won a sectional, so why can’t we win state? “If we work as hard as we have the last few weeks and months, I don’t see why we can’t make a return trip back.� Even as she said it, she realized it won’t be the same. The loss of five seniors means next year’s team will have a few holes to fill, and she knows the team dynamic will change and those graduates will be sorely missed. But for those starters who are coming back – and the reserves who will be starters the next couple of years – the experience over the weekend will be invaluable to their efforts to return to East Peoria. “It’s really great to get down here and find out what it’s like,� she said. “Fourth place is excellent, and we’ll enjoy this for awhile. But I don’t think we’ll be satisfied just to make it down here once.� First-timers club: Six of the eight teams in the 1A and 2A state softball tournament this weekend were competing in the event for

the first time. All four 1A squads were there for the first time, and the Clippers realized how special it was to be joined by a group of newbies. “I can’t describe how cool it is to have everybody enjoying their first trip,â€? senior Micaela McCoy said. “We’re all at the same level, we’ve all succeeded, and we’re all making history.â€? “We’ve been dreaming about this since we all started playing when we were 6 years old,â€? classmate Kelsie Thurman added, “and it’s been amazing. The other teams are probably feeling the same thing.â€? It was inevitable, then, that some team would win the 1A state championship for the first time. The lucky winner was Altamont, who used a two-run home run by senior catcher Lauren White in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat Trico 2-1. Not only was it the first trip to state for Altamont’s softball program, but it was a first in school history as well. No other Indians team had ever made it to a state tournament. “We’re just so thankful to be in this position,â€? coach John Niebrugge said. “To come to the first state tournament in school history, and then to win the big trophy ‌ you can’t beat it.â€? Pioneer power: After rallying its way to several comeback victories throughout the postseason, Alleman wasn’t about to stop when they fell behind 3-2 in the 2A state

championship game. After Teutopolis’ Julie Wente ripped a three-run home run in the top of the fourth, the Pioneers (32-6) took an inning to compose themselves before finishing off their dream season with the program’s sixth softball state title. Lexi Ferrari led off the bottom of the fifth with a game-tying insidethe-park home run, then Mackenzie Sanchez – whose grand slam lifted Alleman to a 7-5 semifinal win Friday – ripped a two-run homer to give the Pioneers the lead for good. “I would never have believed in a million years that I would hit two home runs at the state tournament,� Sanchez said. “I wasn’t trying to do anything special; it just happened to go out.� An inning later, Ferrari doubled home two more runs, then Molly Ethington capped the scoring with a two-run shot as Alleman padded the lead to 9-3. The Pioneers had to wait to celebrate, however, as the game was suspended with one out in the top of the seventh when the IHSA’s lightning detector went off. After a 43-minute delay, Alleman got the final two outs in a steady rain for its first softball championship since 1998. “I had no doubt at all that we would come back and win this game,� Ferrari said. “It’s what we’ve always done, especially in the postseason, and I’m so proud of this team finishing off this amazing season.�

STATE BASEBALL ROUNDUP

Tigers fall in title game Weather shortens 2A state championship in Peoria By SVM Sports Staff

Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com

Byron’s Ben Reibel drives the ball to right field Saturday in the first inning of the 2A state championship game against Pleasant Plains at Dozer Park in Peoria. Byron lost 7-1 in a game that was halted after five innings because of bad weather.

PEORIA – The Byron Tigers were hurt by defensive miscues in a 5-1 loss to Pleasant Plains in the 2A state baseball championship game at Dozer Park. The game was called after five innings because of thunderstorms that swept through Peoria on Saturday night. Byron (36-6) committed five errors behind left-hander Dan Lowe (8-2), who took the loss by allowing eight hits, six runs (four earned) in 4 1/3 innings. He also had five strikeouts and two walks. Austin Carlson scored the Tigers lone run. Chad Weller (7-2) pitched five innings, allowing four hits, one unearned run with three strikeouts and one walk. Leadoff hitter Cole Hamilton had two hits, including a double, two RBIs and two stolen bases for Pleasant Plains (31-11).

The third-place game between Freeburg and Westmont was cancelled because of the impending weather. Both teams received third-place medals. CLASS 1A

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Baseball STATE TOURNAMENT Class 1A State Tournament at Dozer Park, Peoria Friday’s semifinals

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Class 1A Third-place game

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Illinois Lutheran 12, Webber 2, 6 inn.: Sam

Geraci was a home run short of the cycle, had four RBIs, and he was the winning pitcher in Illinois Lutheran’s victory over Webber. Geraci pitched five innings, allowing three hits, two runs (one earned) with three strikeouts and no walks. Jared Buzan pitched a scoreless sixth for Lutheran (23-8). Logan Ganieany lasted 2 1/3 innings, allowing six runs (four earned) with two strikeouts and three walks. Ganieany and Jordan Wheeler drove in runs for Webber (27-2). Argenta-Oreana beat New Athens 7-1 in the third-place game.

Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com

Amboy’s Kelsie Thurman walks off the field Saturday, as West Prairie players celebrate winning the 1A third-place game at EastSide Centre in East Peoria. West Prairie won the game 4-0.


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NEW YORK – California Chrome went home to the West Coast on Sunday with a bandaged right front foot – and no Triple Crown – after bumping another horse leaving the Belmont Stakes starting gate. Steve Coburn, who co-owns California Chome, was still smarting, too. He was irked Belmont winner Tonalist didn’t run in either of the first two legs of the Triple Crown. After the race, he complained others took “the coward’s way out� by skipping the Derby and/or the Preakness. A day later, Coburn was unrepentant. “It’s not fair to these horses that are running to entertain these people in all three legs of the Triple Crown,� he said. “It’s not fair to them to have somebody just show up at the last minute and run. I may have gone off halfcocked yesterday, but that’s the way I feel.� Under Coburn’s premise, there would have been just three horses in the $1.5 million Belmont, making it unlikely the thirdlargest crowd of 102,199 would have shown up or that a record $19,105,877 would have been wagered on-track. California Chrome, General a Rod and Ride On Curlin were the only horses to run in the Derby, Preakness and Belmont. General a Rod finished seventh, and Ride On Curlin did not finish. Art Sherman, the 77-year-old trainer of California Chrome, distanced himself from Coburn’s

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Victor Espinoza aboard California Chrome (center) rides past the finish line during the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. Califronia Chrome was denied the Triple Crown, as Tonalist won the race. comments. “Horses aren’t cowards, and the people aren’t cowards,� he said. “He was at the heat of the moment. Don’t forget he’s a fairly new owner. Sometimes your emotions get in front of you. He hasn’t been in the game long, and hasn’t had any bad luck.� Coburn and Perry Martin named their racing operation Dumb Ass Partners, with California Chrome the lone horse in their stable. The chestnut colt has earned $3,317,800 this year, and brought a six-race winning streak into the Belmont. California Chrome had smooth trips in winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness to set up a shot at racing’s first Triple Crown in 36 years. But he had a rough trip in the 1 1/2-mile Belmont on

Saturday, getting a chunk of flesh torn from his foot after bumping with Matterhorn coming out of the starting gate. California Chrome finished in a dead heat for fourth with Wicked Strong. “It was kind of scary. You come back and see a horse bleeding from the foot,� Sherman said. “He’s never had anything wrong with him. We’ve been awful fortunate.� Sherman said California Chrome has a superficial wound that should heal in 2 to 3 weeks. The colt will then rest for 6 to 7 weeks after a tough Triple Crown campaign that involved running in three races at different tracks and distances over 5 weeks. His camp plans to point him toward the Breeders’ Cup this fall at Santa Anita.

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Heat burn Spurs in Game 2 James thrives in second half, as Miami evens NBA Finals BY BRIAN MAHONEY !03PORTS7RITER

SAN ANTONIO – No cramps, no problems for LeBron James. And with their superstar making it to the finish this time, the Miami Heat won Game 2, just as they always do when they drop an opener. James had 35 points and 10 rebounds in a powerful bounce back from cramps that knocked him out of the key part of Game 1, as the Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 98-96 victory over the Spurs on Sunday night. Chris Bosh made the go-ahead

3-pointer on a pass from James with 1:18 remaining for the Heat, who have won 13 straight following a loss in the postseason. Just like last year, they rebounded from a loss to the Spurs to open the series. Bosh had 18 points for the Heat. Game 3 is Tuesday night in Miami. James played 36 minutes, making 14 of 22 shots. He was only 1-for4 with three turnovers in a shaky first quarter, then made 11 of his next 13. After 2 days of enduring criticism for not finishing and getting suggestions on how to avoid cramps, James changed the subject.

“Got to play hard,� James said. “I believe the man above will protect me. I just try to put myself and my teammates in position to succeed.� He also had a key strip of Tony Parker down the stretch, playing a dominant game on both ends as if he had something to prove. Whenever the haters come out, James always quickly can silence them. He had 11 points in the second quarter, helping Miami erase an 11-point deficit early in the period. The game was played within a margin of a few points from there.

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Cubs streak snapped at five Bullpen blows one against Marlins: Sox swept by Angels "YTHE!SSOCIATED0RESS

CHICAGO – Pedro Strop hit Giancarlo Stanton with a pitch in the eighth inning then threw a wild pitch that allowed the Miami slugger to score the go-ahead run, and the Marlins beat the Cubs 4-3 Sunday at Wrigley Field. Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez left the game because of a left hip injury and is day to day. Trailing 3-2 after Luis Valbuena walked with the bases loaded in the seventh, the Marlins scored twice off Strop (0-3) in the eighth. Garrett Jones’ sacrifice fly to left tied it. Then Stanton scored on a wild pitch to give Miami its first lead of the day. Steve Cishek pitched a scoreless ninth for his 14th save in 15 tries, helping Miami avoid the sweep and end Chicago’s five-game winning streak. The Cubs were deprived of the chance for their first six-game run since winning seven straight from July 31-Aug. 6, 2011.

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Cubs right fielder Nate Schierholtz catches a fly ball during Sunday’s game against the Marlins at Wrigley Field. The Cubs lost 4-3. penter and Jhonny Peralta homered, and the Cardinals won in Toronto. Garcia (2-0) allowed three hits in seven innings, walked three and struck out four to win for the first time in three starts. Pat Neshek worked the

eighth, and Trevor Rosenthal finished for the Cardinals, who have a Major League-high 12 shutouts this season. Texas entered Sunday with 11. St. Louis won back-toback games for the first time since May 24 and 25

Jose Quintana’s wildness, coupled with C.J. Wilson’s willingness to pitch deep into the game despite a flu bug, helped the Los Angeles Angels complete a three-game sweep of Chicago in Anaheim. The White Sox managed only three hits against Wilson in 7 1/3 innings on Sunday, two of them by Gordon Beckham, whose double-play grounder against Joe Smith ended an eighth-inning rally that produced Chicago’s only runs. Quintana (3-6) allowed four runs, seven hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings and struck out four. It was the eighth time in the left-hander’s 13 starts that he left a game with fewer than three runs of support, and he is 0-6 in those outings.


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WANT TO RENT 335 *WANT TO* RENT 1 story ranch or duplex within Dixon city limits. 3-4 BR, 2BA, C/A, main floor washer dryer or hookup. Preferably an attached garage. We are 2 sisters that have lived together for 16 years. We are respectable, responsible, and would be respectful of your property. We smoke outside ONLY! Must be able to have a cat, she is declawed and fixed. 815-973-7042 THANK YOU!

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4 TO CHOOSE 2011-2012 Nissan Altimas

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1993 Ford F150 $1,500 Pickup, needs work. 815626-5629 1994 Chevrolet truck ext. cab, high mileage, runs good, $1200/obo 815-626-5165 1994 Chevy Half ton, runs good! $1,400 OBO. 815625-5911 1997 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 155k mi., runs good, bed liner, new brakes. Priced Reduced. $3995 815-440-3141 2000 Chevy S10, ext. cab, new tires, 145k. mi. runs good. $3,000 Call 817-240-4163

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2001 Oldsmobile Silouette 97k miles, like new! $5200 815-973-0232

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MOTORCYCLES

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2000 Harley Super 20K mi. Glide, Newer battery & Detached tires. windshield. BurSaddlegundy. bags. Runs great! $6300/obo. 815499-2907. 2006 HARLEY Ultra Davidson Classic, 22,000 mi, blue, new tires, lots of chrome, battery painted tender, dash to match, up& graded amp speakers. 815-9739760 2010 Fatboy Lo black (VIN:1HD1JN 517AB011422) Well kept, 8K mi. $13,500 Garaged in Morrison, IL. Call or text: Stan 563212-9507.

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1987 17' Four Winns 3.0 liter I.O. w/ 5 life jackets, great shape, runs great $3600 Call 815-440-1141 1990 Landau bass boat & trailer. 35Hp Mercury, Minn-kota troll motor, extra prop, 2 pwr. winch anchors, Humminbird 200x depth finder. $3500 815-440-6756

MSRP MSRP....................................$35,065 $35,065 Dixon Discount........................$2,065 MFG Rebate................................ $3,500 Active Military AppreciationA .... $500 Owner Loyalty/Must Own MazdaB ..... $500 Recent College GradC ............... $500

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MSRP MSRP....................................$37,525 $37,525 Dixon Discount........................$2,198 MFG Rebate................................ $3,500 Active Military AppreciationA .... $500 Owner Loyalty/Must Own MazdaB ..... $500 Recent College GradC ............... $500

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