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Dr. Borowiak joins MS administration by Marc Mazzuca In a unanimous 7-0 decision, the Maine Township School District 207 approved the nomination by Dr. Thomas Cachur to appoint Dr. Ralph Borowiak to the position of Assistant Principal for Staff formerly occupied by Dr. Kenneth Reczkiewicz. Dr. Reczkiewicz served in the Maine Township High Schools for over twenty years in a variety of capacities. During the past several months, he was offered the job of Principal at Rich South High School in Richton Park, Illinois. "His major goal was to become a high school principal... although he wasn't thrilled about leaving Maine Soulh," said Dr. Cachur in a recent interview. The process of finding a new Assistant Principal look several months, starting wilh an administrative review concerning the need

for a replacement. Once the need was established, a nation-wide search began involving everything from notices to placemenl directors to ads in a national teachers' publication called "Education Week". From this, over 175 applications were received from 23 different states. Of these. Dr. Cachur and Assistant Superintendent of Personnel, Dr. John Benka screened the applicants and narrowed the field 10 ten people. These ten were interviewed by a team of Maine South and District 207 represeniaiives, who then requested that two of these ten give follow-up interviews. After some deliberation, the choice was in favor of Dr. Borowiak. Previously, Dr. Borowiak had been the Assistant Principal at Morton East High School in Cicero, Illinois, wilh five years of continued on page 6

HASP Center provides help for homeless by Lynne Jackson Park Ridge is a community of stately, settled homes, but few people know there is a homeless shelter just outside of Park Ridge. Called the HASP (Housing and Shelter Program) Foundation, this shelter serves the Maine Township area and beyond. Its location is on the comer of Greenwood and Lion Street, south of Golf Mill Mall. It is not a housing project, but a small, wooded house in a good neighborhood. There is no sign or any indication of its being a welcoming spot for needy people. "HASP wants people who want to be helped," said Cliff Hcagy, youth director at the Park Ridge Presbyterian Church. Unlike basic walk-in shelters, people need recommendations from social services for admittance. HASP does not just take people in, but has programs to help them through the situations that might conu-ibute to their homelessness, such as alcoholism, drug use, or spouse

As the applicants come to the shelter they need to make a trade or commiunent with the foundation. The first thing HASP does is to find the homeless person a job. Then HASP holds 80 percent of their income in a bank account. The other 20 percent pays their room and board. This allows them to stay in a place called home, without wasting the money they have ciirned. They will slay here for six weeks, during which lime they meet wilh a counselor to discuss any drug, alcohol, abuse, or other problems. They also receive group counseling from Kalhy Ross, a licensed social service specialist. "I teach them how to live on a budget and how to save money once they have lefi ihe foundation," says Ross. When the six weeks are over, participants in the program usually have the skills and enough money to put a deposit down for an aparimcnt or to pay rent.

abuse. HASP will take in anyone in need, regardless of age group: men, women, and whole families. Most of the people there are single mothers in their early twenties. Some have had schooling, yet some have had no education at all.

For some this commiunent is too much, so the foundation does not force participation. "As long as they know ihey have had the chance," says Sister Fleureiie, a nun who spends most of her lime at HASP, preparing

meals for the people staying with her al the lime, choosing agreeable room assignments, and seeing to the upkeep of the house and ils surroundings. Now, as the weather turns colder, the homeless can no longer live out of their only ])ossession, their cars. Therefore, they turn toward the shelters. Unfortunately, space is limited. The HASP house can fit a maxim um ofelevcn adults with their children at one lime. There are four different rooms for living, a few bathrooms, a kitchen, and a place for dining. In one room Sister Fleurelte has ihree single women, each wilh young babies. Although they receive some money from the Federal Government, the HASP Foundation is not a city or government-run operation. There may be others like it spread in other areas, but the Pcirk Ridge HASP is doing fine on ils own. Cliff Heagy agrees, saying, "HASP Shelter has an excellent program. I like it because it really tries to change the situation, then relieve it for just a couple days. They are working for the whole problem in the long run."


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JV soccer wants a field of dreams by Dan Berlco There has always been and always will be, at least from the soccer players' point of view, a "prejudice" against us. This past season the "prejudice" has been concerning tlic use of Wilson Field. It would seem that J V soccer would be able to play in the stadium simply due to the fact that JV is the level right below Varsity and above Sophomores and Freshman. However, this is not the ca.se. The first JV soccer home game on Friday, September 14 against Addison Trail was played on the field next to the stadium, allegedly because the stadium was too wet and it would get ripped up. (This was the reason given the soccer team). Of course, varsity football and two levels of soccer practiced on Wilson Field that same day. The field next to the stadium is a soccer field. Unfortunately, it is the worst field that I, and most of the soccer players, have ever seen, let alone played on. The ruts and gravel that are doited all over the field make for a very dangerous game. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries, aside from a few cuLs and strawbenrics, and nobody caught tetanus. The freshman field next to the stadium is in better shape than that field, and part of it is on the Softball diamond. It seems to me that the adminisu'ation is more concerned about the field than the physical well being of the players. The next day, the sophomore and varsity

soccer teams played on Wilson Field. The varsity 1 can understand, but sophomores? If the field was as wet as it was made up to be, then it was in no shape for two soccer games. Upon talking with the Athletic Director, Mr. Jim Rees, I learned the rest of the story: Varsity football is allowed to practice on the stadium field, but usually only before a game and then it is "selective practicing"; they work on their passing and kicking gaincs—two things that require the hash marks. They do not scrimmage, nor do they stay in any one spot of the field; they move all over the turf. Soccer also practices selectively on the stadium: comer kicks and penalty kicks. These two activities require a properly marked field. The other fields next to the stadium tu-c being resecded this year. As a result, there are only two available soccer fields for practice, and a football team has to practice on the varsity baseball outfield. Next year, the sophomore football team will be without a field because of rcseeding. The reason sophomores played some of their soccer games in the stadium is bccau.se the varsity game was scheduled lor the nighttime, and so sophomores played a preliminary. This system is used all over, not only for soccer. Basketball, football, and volleyball play preliminary games as well.

It is also imporuint to point out that last year, for Homecoming, the freshman and .sophomore preliminary football games were moved out of the suidium to accomodate the Varsity soccer rcgionals game. Here is the big kicker: according to Mr. Rees "J V have never played in the stadium." Although this is not entirely true, over the last few years, it has become the rule, rather than the exception. It seems that no prayers to God or Buddha or whomever will ever change this. J V does not play in a stadium anywhere. Part of the reason J V does not play on Wilson Field is this "tradition" and part of it is concern about the stadium field. Take a hypothetical example: JV has four home games this season and they are allowed to play them on the suulium. Next .season they have eight and are not allowed to play them on the stadium because the extra play would cause severe deterioration of the turf. Everybody will then look at last sea.son and get upset because JV was not allowed to play in the stadium. There is no rea.son for Maine South, or any other high .school for that matter, to be so firmly rooted in "tradition" about JV soccei^^ There is always room for change. If J V c a n n ^ ^ play all of their games in the stadium, then maybe at least .some games, such as conference games could be played there. All we are asking for is our chance in the limelight.

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Everyone has Hawk Pride...sorta by Matt Krause After two weeks, I can safely say that I've learned many new things from the experiences that came with Homecoming. Through all the celebrating, I still had time to think about my fellow students of this wonderful institution we call Maine South. It all began at the Homecoming Assembly Thursday morning with that blood-pumping blues jam by Mr. Lonergan that really gave me, and I'm sure many other students, a good feeling about South. No matter how dumb it may sound to some, I did feel a considerable amount of, ...I'll just say it... Hawk Pride. For thefirstlime since Mr. Lonergan's last speech my Freshman year, I actually fell good and optimistic about Homecoming weekend. Of course, I couldn't really talk about it too much after I lost my voice during the third overtime in the spirit contest. It always helps to listen to a person actually connected to Maine South talk to us about things pertaining directly to us. It's much more effective than listening to, say, a certain pro football punter, or even better, a mime! (Of course, Soulhfest a few years ago used this wonderful idea of using a mime as a guest ^speaker). The positive feeling that I had that morning lasted probably until the following morning; the day before the big day. To pump up some more excitement about the weekend, the marching band marched through the hallways during homeroom, a tradition most people enjoy. Now, I stress most because I noticed a few interesting things while marching. The most disturbing perhaps was watching a homeroom teacher anticipate our approach and, in response, close his door. When this happened, what else could I think bul.. JIawk Pride!! So, naturally I just had to open his door again as we passed by. I just hope that I didn't interrupt the morning announcements! When we did pass a homeroom with its door open, some of us happened to notice a Hawk football player elegantly extending his middle finger for the marching band's enjoyment. First of all, I couldn't possibly express on paper the overwhelming joy I personally felt in seeing such expressions of gratitude from a member of a particular team that we were playing for. Again, what else could I think bul...Hawk Pride!! Now please, don't misunderstand me! I 'don't intend on being completely pessimistic as I may seem. I was pleased with the fair turnout early Saturday morning for the parade, and even more excited by the filled

stands at the queen crowning and the football game. These were certainly uplifting events before the dance, which incidcntly was supposed to have been the most crowded since the '70's. To be perfectly honest, I learned the most that weekend from the alumni that I was able to talk to. I have often wondered, "Why do these graduates come back year after year. I mean, don't they have lives of their own?" Then, I answer myself, "Well, maybe Maine South is part of their lives! Maybe there is something good going on here. Maybe I better stop talking to myself!" Some graduates may say, "We don't come back because we miss Maine South. It's because we still have friends that go here." Well, I have only one thing to say about that.

"What's the difference?" I strongly believe that the students, NOT the administration make up the total character of a school. If you dread coming to Maine South everyday and can't wait to leave, chances are, you hate high school and high school students, NOT Maine South. Every high school is a "prc-school to life". You simply are getting tired of the leash that you've been choked by all your life by school and your parents. Heaven knows 1 am! I hope that after reading this, you, like me, think that Maine South is really not that hellish. It's simply years of cautious preparation for the big step that wc will all take very soon. I know that you will find Maine South a U'emendous asset in the years following graduation from this land fill!!

Politicians say, "Read my lips (while I insult your intelligence)" by Imran Siddiqui Well, now that election time is rolling around again, it seems that the familiar tools of the trade are being pulled out of hibernation. The good old campaign signs, placards, buttons, crowbars, and guns. Crowbars and guns?! Yep. By the time you read this the incident will be old news, but it's still interesting news. The incident occurred on October 23, and by the time it was over, a man who supported Sheahan for sheriff was shot three times, and a few O'Grady supporters were locked up. Even though this may be no laughing matter, especially to the injured man, I found myself laughing while I read this story. Now, don't misunderstand me. I'm not a diabolically cruel person (even though many people would say otherwise,) but this incident of violence just seems to epitomize the political campaigns which occur around the country. In recent years, the political campaigns have just seemed to degenerate into shouting matches, with both sides equally guilty of contributing to the fracas. One example is the Presidential campaign of 1988. Who really cares if Dukakis looked like Snoopy in a helmet atop a tank? Well, apparently the Republicans thought it mattered, and spent thousands of dollars conveying that image of Dukakis being wimpy, and actually succeeded in putting Bush in office. It seemed that during the whole Presidential campaign.

there were no solid speeches saying how and when the candidate would fix so-and-so problem, but instead, all the speeches were conccnu^ated on putting down the other candidate. Another example ofdirty politics is Texas, where macho-man Clayton Williams (who once stated that the rain was just like rape: you might as well sit back and enjoy it) and Ann Richards have been at each other's throats from day one. They no longer even put up the pretense of talking politics, but rather just insult each other every time they meet. In fact, in one of their latest debates, Williams went up to Richards and called her a liar (which, in political circles, means Richards is doing something right,) and then refused to shake her hand afterward. Hmmm, macho-man crybaby.. . interesting thought. Anyway, even though the voters may enjoy the mud-slinging as much as they enjoy mud-wrestling, the sad fact is that these campaigns, which cost millions of dollars, end up giving the voters no real information about whether or not the candidate will perform honorably in office. Of course, that may be one of the reasons that our country's in such a mess. After all, half the people in office got in there because they know how to insult better than their opponent. They're not in office because they know how to fix the educational system, not because they know how to help with the S&L bailout, and definitely not because they know how to balance a budget.


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Same game, different players by Charles Cycholl As the world powers jockey for position in a remote corner of the world, and the news is filledwithwordslike "troopmovements" and "gas warfare," what healthy, young American could fail to be concerned? Ironically, that seemingly unique 1990's sentiment is not limited only to today's young generation, having been played out by our ancestors years before. The story of my grandfather, William Beasley, is one example of what a war could have in store for our generation. On a cold September morning, seventytwo years ago, the last United States offensive against a fortified German position called the Meusse-Argonne began. On September25, at 11:30 P.M. and crescendoing through the night, 4,000 guns of all calibres rained an incessant fire on German positions. At 5:30 A.M. on September 26, 1918, the American infantry poured from their trenches and started forward. William Eskel Beasley was among the doughboys in the initial assault. He was 19 years old, like most of the soldiers of the day, and a corporal. Eskel, or "Ek," as he was more commonly called, used to relate a tale about the backwoods nature of his military recruitment^

YOU could eat the cheese if you cut off the mold The place was Greene County, the spring of 1918, in a small Indiana mining town called Linton. As Ek told the story, he was out a few miles from the town proper working his uncle's mine. He was sitting by the lip of a sulfur-bedded su^eam talking with some members of hiscrew. They sat in asemi-circle conversing, joking and swapping stories, when their lips drew tight at the sight of a suited bureaucrat trudging through the foliage. The man stepped up and cleared his throat, bidding the miners good day, and asked to see William Beasley. Beasley said,"Call meEk," and asked the man his business. The man told him that he had heard Ek was a pretty good rifle shot, and not a bad engineer, which Ek readily confirmed. They sat and discussed the situation in Europe, and two weeks later Ek was U'aveling by rail to Fort Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. From Taylor, he was transported to Fort Harrison in Indianapolis for more advanced training. Following a mere three weeks of rifle and gas training, Ek was shipped to Camp Meridith for embarkment to Liverpool.

"A convoy of 13 ships and subchasers took 39,000 of us over to England. It was a rough voyage," said Ek. At their port of call, the doughboys were fed portions of corned beef hash, on which Ek grew ill. "I knew it was bad when I ate it. The doctor told me to make myself throw it up." From Liverpool, his unit traveled by flatboat to France. It was the beginning of August, 1918, when Ek arrived in France. "I didn't get sick anymore. All we ate was raw oatmeal and moldy cheese. You could eat the cheese if you cut off the mold." Ek's unit spent a lot of time in a rear area rest camp called Sorce. It wasn't long until the American Army headed for the front, and Ek was going with them.

Ek fought for eight to ten days before the morning that would change his life. "We had done pretty good, compared to most stories we were hearing." Ek was again wailing for the order to move out when "I heard a whistler incoming, and ducked down low. It fell short of our position. I heard somebody yell 'Gas!' I went for my mask, and caught a whiff, then realized my mask was faulty," said Ek. Mustard gas, which bums the lungs and can leave a soldier drowning in his own blood, had ended the war short, for Ek. The battle would rage over a month longer before the Americans achieved a breakthrough, but Ek would spend this time recovering in an Army hospital. Seventy-one yeiirs later, on November 24, 1989, Eskel died of natural causes in a hospital, just miles from his basic training camp. All beings seek their origin, and it took a lifetime for Ek to reach his. If our origins lie in our ancestors, it would be ironic for another generation to die by the Ek recalls being u-ansported to the Meusse- same weapons that were supposed to end war Argonne by truck, then marching to a hill only for all time. ^^ a mile away from German occupation. It was still dark when the infantry moved to their jump-off points. Ek was a frontline Combat Engineer, but for this battle he was working with the artillery. He spent most of the night helping to dig in cannon pieces. The Argonne forest was sead to be the most cunningly defended position in all of Europe. It was "the ideal defensive terrain" First Army Chief of Staff Hugh Drum had ever heard or read about. What nature hadn't supplied, the fertile German mind had. Machine gun nests, concrete bunkers, thousands of yards of barbed wire—all byproducts of a war-long German occupation. It was just after dawn when Ek's unit started forward. "It was the hardest fight I was ever in," says Ek. "I saw more men die, more artillery fired there than I had ever seen." Going through the Argonne forest, even without people shooting at you, was considered to be a rough trip. It was op>cn warfare. "Troops were everywhere. We would overrun a German position and never know it. There were several occasions when we were nearly a mile behind enemy lines," says Ek. Ek was helping to move artillery through the forest when a troop of German soldiers emerged from the forest. "They yelled 'Komrad' like they wanted to surrender. Ran out in a huff. In the commotion they threw bombs at us. I got a bead on one near a tree and took two shots. He was the first man I killed in that battle."

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Roger Rabbit, move OAver by Jennie Smith once," said Debbie Haas. "I like Bugs, but While most 50-year-olds begin to look Roadrunner, Wile E. Coyote, and Foghorn toward their retirements or plan outings with Leghorn are better," said Stacey Sasso. the grandkids, there is one 50-year-old whose Asked if he will lei his son watch Bugs, only goal in life is to annoy his closest associ- English teacher Mr. Phil Hopkins said, "Not ates and make everyone else laugh. now. We are U'ying to teach him that literature His name is Bugs Bunny, and he started exists." with an oval body, a jelly bean nose, and the Still, as much as Bugs is disliked, he still name of Happy Rabbit. He acquired his new has his share of fans. "He can double talk his name of Bugs from Mel Blanc, who was his way out of anything," said Chris Scott. "He voice until Blanc passed away last year. Blanc blows Roger Rabbit out of the water." named the bunny after the cartoonist Ben "He embodies the characteristics of a Hardaway, whose nickname was Bugs. child," said one senior. "He is able to irriuite Bugs' debut was in "A Wild Hare," though without getting in U'ouble." Happy Rabbit had appeared before. Redrawn, Mel Blanc, in his book, said "Bugs posBugs was "a tough little stinker," according to sessed Gable's impertinence, Bogart's cool Hardaway as quoted in Blanc's book That's headedness, and Cagney's New York bred Not All, Folks. That is how Blanc came up toughness." with the Brooklyn accent for Bugs. Bugs' Some friends of Bugs feel that he hasn't famous line, "What's up. Doc?" was dreamed aged well in recent yeiirs. "Bugs is the coolup as an alternative to "What's cooking?" est," said Chuck Cycholl, "but the edited ones As famous as that line is. Bugs is not envied (cartoons) take the fun out. I'm not going to by ever^'one. "Ah hates rabbits," longtime blow some kid away because Bugs Bunny associate Yosemite Sam growled in an exclu- shot someone." Kirsten Krischke agrees, sive interview. Daffy Duck said, "You're saying "I like the Looney Tunes the best. desthpicable"—off camera, of course. Elmer They're better than the new ones." I Fudd's tone was a litde lighter, caUing Bugs a Still others have their reservations. "I "wascallv wabbit." He continued, lamenting admire his irreverence," says English teacher that he has had trouble getting dates because Mr. Tom Kerth, "but I worry about him a little of Bugs' constantly kissing him. bit. Like when he kisses Elmer Fudd, I worry Porky Pig, who coincidentally suffers about his masculinity." from a speech disorder, said, "Th-th-th-ih"He's got an attitude," said Lisa Lanthal's all, folks" when asked if he was through zafame. "He's got a bad attitude." getting shown up by Bugs. In his 50 years. Bugs Bunny has made both Nor are Looney Tunes characters the only friends and foes. In Tokyo, buildings are ones who dislike Bugs. "I can't stand that being painted with likenesses of him and his cartoon," Annette Pappas said of the Looney "friends." Tunes. "He's annoying," Lynn Jackson For a cartoon character that almost didn't added. "I like Baby Bugs better." make it to two years, 50 isn't too bad. "I'd love to sec Yosemite Sam get him just

Now 50 years old, Bugs Bunny continues to bedevil his friends and foes alike with the vigor of a much younger hare.

Maine South announces fall scholar athletes If the number of fall scholar athletes is any indication, Maine South's athletes are as fit intellectually as they are physically. Forty-seven athletes were recognized, more than for any other grading period since the award was established in 1987. Soccer led the list with 13 athletes named for tlie award. While most sports averaged around 50 percent of their seniors receiving the award, the girls' swim team had 88 percent of their seniors recognized. Eighty-six percent of the senior girls on the cross country team received the award. In order to qualify for recognition as a scholar atlilete, one must be a senior varsity

letter winner with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Listed by sport, this fall's scholar athletes arc: Boys' cross country: Andrew Hovland, Brian James. Girls' cross country: Kerrin Dcnham, Karin Hynes, Mar>' Michal, Lauren Ofenloch, Susan Pawlick, Joanna Siciliano. Football: Michael Cimilluca, Aaron Duda, Daniel Herzog, Paul Mulvaney, William Schmitz, Amery Schmeisser, Robert Solak; Richard Sroka. Golf: Jason Ichen, John Kirpanos, Robert Zumph.

Soccer: Douglas Beaumont, Jeffrey Beaumont, Derek Bengtson, Vincent Blank, Christopher Clark, Edward Kaleta, Kenneth Kictzer, Brian Kimura, Thomas Lin, Derek Nicpomnik, Kevin Sawyers, Christopher Scoll, Theodore Skafidas. Swimming: Catherine Bilson, Katherine Carlson, Melissa Kinder, Natalie Kuehn, Greta Maltcn, Jacqueline Urquhart, Kimberly Wicdcrer. Tennis: Lara Assaf, Victoria Blyih, Dawn McKenna, Emina Zvizdich. Volleyball: Jennifer Green, Katherine Kougias, Laura Potter, Jennifer Smith.


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Music department schedules events

by Matt Krause The Maine South Fine Arts Department will be buzzing with excitement in the following weeks. Since the beginning of the school year, the choirs, orchestras, and bands have been rehearsing every single day and are extremely excited about the upcoming concerts. The graduation of many students last year has left many open spaces in all of these groups. Fortunately, the amount of talent in the underclassmen this year has been overwhelming, and this year's performances, as demonstrated by the Marching Band during the football season, will be hard to forget. To start the year off on a good note, the Concert Choir, Orchestra, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and Chamber Orchestra will make their debut this Sunday, November 4, at 3 PM in the Auditorium. Under the direction of Mr. David Danckwart and Mrs. Gayle KremersSmith, these groups will perform styles of music ranging from Bach to The Little Mermaid. The talented piano work of Ed Eicker, Chris Sosnowski, Paul Kim, and Brad Haak will accompany the choir selections. Take ninety-minutes out of your Sunday to enjoy this year's top entertainment. The following weekend, the Maine South Marching Band will hold its annual Band-0Rama. It will all begin at 5 PM in the cafete-

ria with the new "Hawks in Harmony". Along with a delicious dinner, the public can tap their toes to the rythm of the Jazz Band, Chamber Orchestra, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. This new dinner was developed to help raise money and enthusiasm for the entire Performing Arts Department. At around 7:30 PM, everyone can walk down to the Spectator Gym to be overwhelmed by the Marching Band under the direction of Mr. Gordon McLean and Drum Major Matt Krause. Selections from your favorite halftime performances along with some new tunes will keep you humming long afterwards. Special features during this evening involve the Flag Corps, the Hawkettes, and two special songs spotlighting the saxophone and percussion sections. Similar to years past, a portion of the performance will be set aside for audience participation. The public will have a chance to direct the band with the highest donation bid. Take this opportunity to come on Saturday, November 10 and listen to the first Maine South group ever to perform for the President of the United States! Tickets for these and all performing arts Trombonists (from left to right) Scott Fischei^^ concerts will be available through the Fine Curt Preissner, Eric Landen, and Brad Johnsc^^ Arts Office in the PA Wing. practice for upcoming performances. ^^

Community Beat—Teen Youth Center

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by Mike Robinson In a town like Park Ridge,findingsomeThe Center is a non-profit organization and thing to do on a Friday or Saturday night can everyone is welcome to come. The hours iire: be quite difficult. Luckily, the Park Ridge 7-10 P.M. Friday and Saturday nights. Teen Center is open to solve this problem. The center is open Friday and Saturday nights, and is located at The First United Methodist Church on Touhy Avenue in beautiful continuedfrompage 1 downtown Action Ridge . The center provides a wide variety of ac- Dean of Instruction for Math and Science at tivities and special events. It offers billiards, Morton East and West, and also as the Instrucping-pong, foosball, music, dancing and ar- tion Coordinator for grades K-12 in Commucade games. nity Unit School District 300 in Dundee. Several times during the year, local bands Borowiak has a Doctorate in Educational play to large crowds in the church hall. Kids AdminisU"ation from Nortliern Illinois Uniwho are regulars at the center all seem to agree versity, a Master of Science degree in Mathethat it gives them something to do during the matics from St. Louis University, and a B A in the weekend and that it is a good place to meet Mathematics from Illinois College. He has a their friends. wife and two children and lives in Downers The adults like it because they know whrer Grove where his wife is an clemcntiiry school their children arc and it keeps them off the principal. streets where they otherwise might be causing "We're delighted to have him." says trouble. Cachur, "We feel that he comes to us with Maine South student Scan Pitt, who goes to some very good experience...the scope of ^'^i^^ the center says, "In a town like ours, Friday job will allow him to gain some more expci^^ and Saturday nights can be boring. The Center encc. After he has become cstiiblishcd here, I gives us a place to hang out and have some think he will do an excellent job for us." fun."

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Girls' CC advances to sectionals "What happened out there?" cross country runners wondered after running some of their slowest times of the season back on the morning of October 6. Not that the seventh place finish that the Hawks claimed was so bad cosidcring the rough competition out at the Wheeling Invite, it's quite good - but the only person to better her time was sophomore Liz Kuchn, who, finished the race with her characteristic sprint and a ten second improvement. Perhaps the rest of the team was experiencing what coach George Gabauer referred to as "an off day." Many runners blamed the harsh wind and rough terrain. Just a week later the girls were back in the swing of thing sat their conference meet. The target was New Trier but their aim was just a little off. Maine South departed with a second

West Invite on October 16. Running strongly, Sara Corder, Katy Michal, Margie Wasiak, Candy Abreu and Kerrin Denham all crossed the line with times far surpassing any previously set this fall. Thus, the outlook was good for the ReOn the JV level, Sue Pawlick led with a gional meet. Granted, they were missing the fourth place finish and a 37 second improve- homecoming football game, but the girls had ment on her best time. Needless to say, J V also solemnly vowed to put forth their best efforts. pulled a second. Unfortunately , the Hawks Mary Michal snatched a lliird place medal and couldn't blame any less-lhan-the-best run- not 100 far behind freshman, andrea Armour ning on the wind. So what was it this lime? (lOih); junior, Susan Crawford (24ih); and Well, one might add that the course was a bit seniors Karin Hynes (35th) and Lauren Ofbumpy at spots, water-soaked at others and fcnloch (42nd) rounded out the team score. put more simply, just plain slow. But there's The result? A fourth place that entitled the still the regional meet. Hawks to enter the sectional meet. UnfortuIn the meantime, the cross country team nately, New Trier was still ahead and there (all but the top five) participated in the Niles was no excuse to be cited this time around. place to the Trevians. However, the Maine South team did turn out three all-conference runners; Karin Hyncs(14th), Susan Crawford(8th), and conference runner-up Mar>' Michal(2nd).

MS to host swim conference tonigh As the 1990 girls' swim season draws to a close, the learn prepares for their conference meet tonight, held here at Maine South. After three months of hard work and dedication the Hawks will finally gel a chance to show their I true ability. Tonight, here at Maine South, the Hawks will be hosting the conference meet. They have been tapering their workouts for the last week and are preparing for some terrific drops in times. On Thursday, October 18, the Hawks neutered the Waukegan Bulldogs. Maine South captured 1st place in all events except the 100 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Kate Reynolds LJ^mmM

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captured 2nd place in the 100 free, touching Carlson, Melissa Kinder, Natalie Kuchn, only hundredths behind the lead swimmer. Greta Malten, Jamie Scafa, Jackie Urquhari, York was also soundly defeated by the and Kim Wiedcrer, were honored, along with Hawks on Tuesday, October 23. The Maine their parents. Bilson, Carlson, Kuchn, and South Pep band enthused and excited the Malten, have been members of the Varsity swimmers and fans. The Hawks captured 1st, swim team since their freshman ycitr. 2nd, and 3rd places in the 500 freestyle, 100 The Hawks ended their season with a butterfly, and 100 breaststroke. Lee Kuehn winning record of 6-5. Next Saturday, Noand Greta Malten had strong finishes in the vember 11, the Hawks will face their biggest 100 backstroke capturing 1st and 2nd place. challenge at the sectional meet. This meet was the last dual meet of the Hawks season, during it tears were shed, and the seniors were honored. Eight seniors: Catherine Bilson, Katie coniinuedfrom page 8

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Duda hit a 46-yard pass to Schmitz (9 receptions, 155 yards). Amery Schmeisser then scored to tie the game on a 2-yard plunge. Duda put the Hawks ahead 14-7 on a oneyard TD run with time running out in the third quiu-ter. After Maine West cut the lead to 14-13, Mike Taglia iced the game for tlie Hawks on a five-yard run, making the final score 21-13. Schmitz, along with his receiving duties, kicked all three extra points. Schmitz has also turned into one of the areii's premier receivers. He is among the Chicago area's leaders in receptions (40), yards gained (717), and touchdowns (6). "Having played soccer, fcxitball, and basketball for many years, I learned teamwork. My achievements in football are no different. I owe my accomplishments to each and evcr>' one of the players on the field with me." The Hawks also needed a victor>' over Glenbrook South in order to have a chance at the state playoffs.


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Soccer nabs regionals, looks to state As the soccer season winds down, the Hawks (13-3-6) are slowly working their way towards the state finals. After competitive matches in their final games of the regular season against conference foes, Glenbrook North and Evanston, the Hawks have advanced to sectionals by winning regional games over Holy Cross and St. Patrick's. Against Glenbrook North, the Hawks fought to a 1-1 tie. Trailing 1-0, the Hawks consistently pressed their opponents, managing to outshoot the Spartans by a wide margin. But the Hawks could not find the net, missing on several breakaway opportunities. Then with eight seconds remaining in the game, Derek Niepomnik assisted on a pass to Ross Crampton, who put the ball past the Spartan goalkeeper to give the Hawks the tie. Next, the Hawks met #1 ranked and unbeaten conference powerhouse, Evanston. After a tough defensive battle on both ends, the Hawksfinallysuccumbed to the Wildkits' pressure as Evanston capitilized on Hawk mistakes, scoring two goals in the fourth quarter. Without any significant offensive production, the Hawks could not manage to close the gap, as the game ended in a 2-0 Evanston victory. "We looked forward to playing each other all year. It was just a matter of capitilizing on a few mistakes. They did, and we didn't," said senior defender Tom Lin. THe Hawks opened regionals and the 1990 Homecoming against Holy Cross. From the outset, the Hawks completely dominated the

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Senior Derek Niepomnik, converting here on a penalty shot, was recently named AIl-American. game, scoring three quick goals in the first first quarter. quiu^ler. The Hawks then extended their lead Junior Dean Patras converted on another withfivemore goals to make it 8-0 at halftime. breakaway in the second period, and Kimura The game ended in a 9-0 hammering of Holy scored in the third quarter to make it 3-0. Karl Cross. Meland rounded out the scoring on a headcn Key conu^ibutors to the victory included assisted by Niepomnik on a direct kick. T M ^ ^ ^ seniors Brian Kimura (2 goals), Jeff game ended in a 4-0 Hawk victory. Beaumont (2 goals), and Niepomnik (2 The Hawks look forward now to the next goals). step in the stiite tournament. "There's no reaIn the regional final, the Hawks faced a son why we shouldn't continue advancing all roller-coaster St. Pauick's squad, who had the way to the statefinals,as long as we keep just upset a su^ong Leyden team. Although the playing as a team and playing our game," Hawks struggled initially, Vince Blank gave concluded Niepomnik. the Hawks an early 1-0 on a breakaway in the

Football continues come-from-behind sty As the regular season closes, the Hawks (53) now hope for a post-season playoff berth. Recently, the Hawks have been rather inconsistent, succumbing to Harrison (Indiana) 2812 and beating Maine West by a score of 2113. The Harrison squad greeted the Hawks to Indiana with a 76-yard, 14-play drive to take the early lead 7-0. After Harrison extended

their lead to 14-0 in the second quarter, the Hawks fought back on a 33-yard TD pass from junior QB Dan Lanno to senior Bill Schmitz. Missing the PAT kick, the Hawks cut the lead to 14-6 at the half. Although the Hawks would close the margin to 14-12, two key fourth quarter mistakes - a bad snap and a mishandled snap from center - led to two more Harrison touchdowns.

When the Hawks faced Maine West, the Hawks knew it was important not only for Homecoming, but also to keep alive their chances of making the state playoffs. To add more pressure, the Warriors took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. But the Hawks fought back, and after several unsuccessful long drives, QB Aaron continued on page 7

Gayford, Gallios advance to CC sectionals After placing third as a team in the conference meet on October 12, the boys' varsity cross-country runners sprinted on to regionals, where they advanced two runners, senior Pete Gayford and sophomore Andy Gallios. In the CSL conference meet, three Hawks runnersfinishedin the top 20. They included Andy Hovland, Gallios, and Gayford. Because of the strong performance put out by

these individuals as well as the team, the Hawks were optimistic as they headed into the regionals. Due to a lack of intensity, the team failed to advance, falling short by only 12 points. However, Gayford and Gallios ran outstanding races, placing 9th and 18th, respectively. Their two finishes were good enough to advance them to the sectional meet, where they

will have an opportunity to qualify for the stxtte meet. Despite the overall team setback, the varsity squad is only loosing five seniors ( B r i ^ ^ James, Eric Dewiit, Rick Tucker, Hovlan-^P and Gayford) and will be returning some very talented underclassmen (Mike Palac, Mike Wietzcl, Mike Radia, Matt Suinicc, Jamie Brammeier, and Gallios).


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