Daily Archive : Sunday July 8, 2012


    This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network SNN, taken on Monday, July 4, 2012, purports to show a Free Syrian Army soldier aiming his weapon in the northern town of Sarmada, in Idlib province, Syria. Syria's military began large-scale exercises simulating defense against outside “aggression,” the state-run news agency said Sunday an apparent warning to other countries not to intervene in the country's crisis.

    Syrian military holds exercises in show of force

    In a show of force, Syria began large-scale military exercises Sunday to simulate defending the country against outside "aggression." Damascus' staunch ally Iran warned of a "catastrophe" in the region if no political solution to the 16-month-old Syrian conflict is found.

    A teddy bear lying on a pile of garbage inside a flooded house Sunday in Krimsk, about 750 miles south of Moscow, Russia. The death toll from severe flooding in the Black Sea region of southern Russia has risen to at least 150.

    Putin orders probe into Russia flood deaths

    Russia's president moved quickly to address anger over the deaths of at least 171 people in severe flooding in the Black Sea region that turned streets into swirling muddy rivers and inundated thousands of homes as many residents were sleeping. Vladimir Putin ordered the head of Russia's investigative agency to establish whether enough had been done to warn people about the floods.

    In this Oct. 26, 2010, file photo, actor Ernest Borgnine poses for a portrait at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. A spokesman said Sunday that Borgnine has died at the age of 95.

    Oscar-winning film star Ernest Borgnine dies

    Ernest Borgnine, the beefy screen star known for blustery, often villainous roles, but who won the best-actor Oscar for playing against type as a lovesick butcher in "Marty" in 1955, died Sunday. He was 95.


    NATO: 6 service members killed in Afghanistan

    A bomb in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed six NATO service members, on a day where a total of 29 people died from roadside bombs and insurgent attacks. NATO said the blast was caused by an improvised explosive device but provided no further details about the attack and did not identify the dead service members.

    A Sunday afternoon brush fire threatened about 25 Buffalo Grove homes as it quickly moved through a swampy area near Buffalo Grove and Aptakisic Roads.

    Police: Fireworks sparked major Buffalo Grove brush fire

    A 20-year-old has been charged with lighting fireworks that sparked a massive brush fire in Buffalo Grove Sunday afternoon. The blaze, which produced a 30-foot tall wall of flames, threatened dozens of homes and came within 15 feet of at least one home.

    Magali Padilla

    Woman charged in connection to crash that killed Woodridge man

    A Cicero woman has been charged with reckless homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol in connection to a late 2011 crash that killed a Woodridge man. Police originally believed the man who died was behind the wheel of the vehicle, but surveillance video shows the woman driving minuted before the crash, police said.

    Train fanatic Jim Fitzgerald and his daughter Katie,12, check out Union Pacfic engine 1995 at the Arlington Heights Fontier Days on Saturday. The chance for people to get up close and personal with a locomotive fit with the train theme of the village’s 125th anniversary. The engine carries the insignia of the Chicago & North Western Railway, which merged with Union Pacific in 1995. The C&NW Heritage locomotive is a working unit, and was painted in C&NW colors in 2006.

    C&NW locomotive on display in Arlington Hts.

    The Chicago & North Western Heritage Locomotive, Union Pacific Engine 1995, will be parked at the northwest corner of Kensington Road and Douglas Avenue, adjacent to the Frontier Days festival in Recreation Park, from noon to 6 p.m. today.

    Confederate soldiers stage a counterattack against a Union flanking maneuver during Civil War Days Sunday in the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda.

    More than 5,000 watch Civil War re-enactment in Lake County

    More than 5,000 people came to watch more than 500 re-enactors Saturday and Sunday during the 21st annual Civil War Days at the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda. Spectators, many dressed in Civil War costumes, watched a ferocious battle, as black powder smoke rose from rifles and cannons, and soldiers on horseback wielded swords. Visitors also had a chance to visit such real historical...

    In this Jan. 30, 2011, file photo, Ernest Borgnine poses backstage after receiving the life achievement award at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. A spokesman said Sunday, July 8, 2012, that Borgnine has died at the age of 95.

    Celebrities react via Twitter
    Stars of TV and film were quick to respond to news of Ernest Borgnine's death on Sunday. Here's a little of what they had to say via Twitter.


    Jobs workshop Monday at Schaumburg libary

    A free jobs workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, at the Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. The event will include sessions on resume writing, job search strategies, interview preparation, networking and use of social networks to find jobs.


    Brass band to play Thursday

    The Illinois Brass Band will take the stage at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, for the Summer Sounds on the Green concert series in Hoffman Estates. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.


    Grayslake library concert

    Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band will play Caribbean rock, reggae and calypso from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 16 as part of the Grayslake Area Public Library District's summer concert series.


    ‘Face the Truth Tour’ in ‘burbs

    The Pro-Life Action League's Face the Truth tour returns to the suburbs this week, as anti-abortion advocates line roads, displaying pictures of babies juxtaposed with graphic photographs of aborted babies. Stops are in Westchester, Westmont, Wheaton, Lake Zurich, Palatine, Arlington Heights, Aurora and Naperville.


    Grayslake Chamber 5K

    The 21st Annual Grayslake Chamber of Commerce 5K Race & Fun Run through historic Grayslake is set for Saturday, July 14.


    Lions Club scholarship winner

    The Lake Villa Township Lions Club has announced Adam Gerdes as the recipient of its $1,000 college scholarship for 2012.

    Burton Lindner, 69 and Zorine Lindner, 70, were killed about a block from their Glenview home in a train derailment on July 4.

    Funeral service held for derailment victims

    A Glenview couple killed in a July 4 freight train derailment was remembered Sunday as frequent travelers who liked to volunteer. Nearly 700 people filled a Deerfield synagogue Sunday to attend the funeral services of Burton Lindner, 69, and his wife Zorine, 70.

    Heaven Alcorn

    St. Charles woman uses proton therapy to beat tumor

    Heaven Alcorn discovered a cantaloupe-sized tumor in her abdomen just three years after her father died from stomach cancer. But a blossoming form of radiation treatment at Central Dupage Hospital helped her to a clean bill of health.

    A dozen amateur women competed in the first race of the Mill Race Cyclery Classic Sunday in downtown Geneva. The race kicked off more than eight hours of amateur and pro-level contests that have proved to feature the highest level of future talent in the sport.

    Cyclists speed through Geneva in Mill Race Classic

    In year's past, the International Cycling Classic has been a training ground for some of the top cyclists in the world. The event came back to Geneva for the third consecutive year Sunday with the Mill Race Cyclery Classic. Attendees hoped to catch glimpses of the future Tour de France talent with professionals who would whip by at speeds approaching and topping 40 mph in the sprints.

    Pakistani Professor Abdus Salam, pictured in 1979 after learning he had won the Nobel Prize, helped develop the theoretical framework that led physicists to discover the “God particle” this week, yet he is not celebrated by his country and schoolchildren are rarely even taught his name.

    Pakistan shuns physicist linked to ‘God particle’

    Pakistan's only Nobel laureate helped develop the theoretical framework that led to the apparent discovery of the subatomic "God particle" last week, yet his legacy has been largely scorned in his homeland because of his religious affiliation.

    Dillon Elledge, 8, right, and Brody Kemble, 7, work with flash cards in May in their all-boys classroom at Middleton Heights Elementary in Middleton, Idaho. Middleton is believed to be the only public school in Idaho offering all-boy and all-girl classrooms.

    More public schools splitting up boys, girls

    Robin Gilbert didn't set out to confront gender stereotypes when she split up the boys and girls at her elementary school in rural southwestern Idaho. But that's exactly what happened, with her Middleton Heights Elementary now among dozens of public schools nationwide being targeted by the American Civil Liberties Union in a bitter struggle over whether single-sex learning should be continued.

    U.S. Undersecretary of State William Burns, left, meets with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday. Egypt’s official news agency says Morsi has ordered the return of the country’s Islamist-dominated parliament that was dissolved by the powerful military.

    Egyptian president orders dissolved parliament back

    Egypt's president on Sunday ordered the Islamist-dominated parliament to reconvene in defiance of a military decree, the state news agency reported. The surprise move by President Mohammed Morsi, himself an Islamist, will almost certainly lead to a clash with the powerful generals who formally handed power to him on June 30.


    Child abuse hotline callers must leave messages

    More than 60 percent of calls to Illinois' child abuse hotline — a resource designed to protect the state's neglected and battered children — are answered by a message service instead of a welfare specialist, according to a published report Sunday.

    Gerald Dixon, 53, who is serving a four-year sentence for transporting prescription painkillers from Florida back to Ohio for illegal sale, describes his drug dealing activities during an interview in April at Lebanon Correctional Institution in Lebanon, Ohio.

    States fight ‘tourists’ trafficking painkillers

    As he sat in the doctor's office, ex-boxer and weightlifter Gerald Dixon explained that years of sports had left him in pain, especially his hands, and he was looking for relief. After a cursory examination at the clinic in West Palm Beach, Fla., Dixon left with a prescription for 180 doses of OxyContin — and a plan to return to his Ohio home and sell them on the street.


    Chicago police officer involved in fatal shooting

    Authorities say a Chicago police officer fatally shot a man after the man pulled out a gun when officers wanted to him for questioning.

    A woman carries her baby as she walks past a bridge that was washed away in the recent monsoon floods in Deeghal Ati village in the northeastern Indian state of Assam on Sunday. About half of the 2.2 million people who were displaced remain in makeshift shelters or with relatives or friends.

    Flood toll rises, damage mounts in northeast India

    The death toll has risen to 121 as damage mounts from monsoon floods that devastated the northeastern Indian state of Assam. Villagers are still finding bodies in receding waters.

    Officials count ballots Saturday at a polling station in Tripoli, Libya. Jubilant Libyans voted on a new parliament Saturday for the first time in decades, but violence and protests in the restive east underscored the challenges ahead as the oil-rich North African nation struggles to restore stability after the ouster of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

    Liberal party says it is in lead in Libya election

    A liberal alliance led by a former Libyan rebel prime minister said Sunday the party's unofficial preliminary results put it in the lead in the country's landmark parliamentary elections, the first since the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.


    Influential Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Saud dies

    The 78-year-old Prince Mohammed bin Saud was not in line for the Saudi throne but wielded influence as part of a council of royal family members that helps select the heirs to rule the oil-rich Western ally.

    This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network SNN purports to show protesters waving Syrian revolutionary flags and chanting slogans during a demonstration Friday in Idlib, north Syria.

    Assad accuses U.S. of fueling Syrian uprising

    Syria's president has accused the United States in a television interview of fueling a violent uprising against his government. German public broadcaster ARD quoted Bashar Assad as saying that America is partnering with those "terrorists ... with weapons, money or public and political support at the United Nations."


    Illinois investigates Planned Parenthood billing

    A published report says Illinois Medicaid's inspector general is investigating the billing practices of Planned Parenthood of Illinois' medical director. Crain's Chicago Business reports that more than $3 million in Medicaid funds went to Dr. Caroline Hoke in fiscal year 2009. The business journal says that made Hoke the Illinois program's second-highest-paid doctor. Payments to Hoke dropped to...


    Tough ID laws could block thousands of 2012 votes

    When Edward and Mary Weidenbener went to vote in Indiana's primary in May, they didn't realize that state law required them to bring government photo IDs such as a driver's license or passport. The husband and wife, both approaching 90 years old, had to use a temporary ballot that would be verified later, even though they knew the people working the polling site that day.

    U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., left, and Jim Ready

    Congressman Barney Frank marries longtime partner

    U.S. Rep. Barney Frank has tied the knot with his longtime partner in a ceremony officiated by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. Frank spokesman Harry Gural says the 72-year-old congressman married 42-year-old Jim Ready in a Saturday evening wedding at the Boston Marriott hotel in Newton. Gural says more than 300 friends, family and colleagues attended.

    Gary Beu of Elgin was recently recognized for his 20 years of service to the board of directors for the Midwest Regional Office of the US Fund for UNICEF, where he served as chairman twice and on a number of committees. Beu said he will continue to support the international humanitarian organization but will also spend more time volunteering with Chicago Scholars, which provides mentoring and support to students with high potential from under-resourced communities to help them find, apply to and graduate from the college of their choice.

    If nothing else, he saves the lives of children

    When Gary Beu was a child trick-or-treating in Elgin, he carried with him a little orange box for UNICEF. Along with the candy he hoped to get from each house, he tried to collect donations for the United Nations Children's Fund. "I can remember recognizing that I was doing something good for other kids," Beu said. "That warm feeling, if you will, has carried with me now for 50+ more years." Beu...

    Happy as a pig in slop, this Berkshire sow at the Schaumburg Park District's Volkening Heritage Farm finds relief from the heat by wallowing in this mud pit.

    Schaumburg mud pit is heavenly place for hot pigs

    For the first time in a week, Evan Zimmerman of Schaumburg finally should be able to sweat like a pig. Pigs don't sweat, and with today's temperatures expected to plunge into the tolerable 80s, Zimmerman, the farm operations coordinator at the Volkening Heritage Farm in Schaumburg, might be able to step outside without drops of perspiration rolling down his face.

    Artist’s concept of the dusty TYC 8241 2652 star system as it might have appeared several years ago, when it was emitting large amounts of excess infrared radiation.

    Disappearing disk may offer clues to Earth’s genesis

    Some 460 light-years away in the constellation Centaurus, a thick disk of dust swirled around a young star named TYC 8241 2652 1, where rocky planets like our own were arising. Then, in less than 2 years, the disk just vanished. That's the unprecedented observation astronomers report in a new study out Wednesday. Even more intriguing: The same thing may have happened in our own solar system.

    Navy Chaplain Kay Reeb of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America officiates the civil union ceremony of Air Force Tech. Sgt. Erwynn Umali, right, and his partner, Will Behrens, last month at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, the military base in Wrightstown, N.J., where Umali is stationed.

    Conservative chaplains adapt after ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal

    Col. Timothy Wagoner has been an Air Force chaplain for 20 years, serving a denomination — the Southern Baptists — that rejects same-sex relationships. Yet here he was at the chapel he oversees, watching supportively as an airman and his male partner celebrated a civil union ceremony. "I wouldn't miss it," Wagoner said at the McGuire Air Force Base chapel, days later. "I don't feel...

    Aya Salah, 21, a Sunni Muslim, speaks to the Associated Press in the Mansour neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, July 4, 2012. “There is a lot of fear, and it keeps me from going out. My parents won’t allow me to go out alone,” she says.

    Iraqis face long future of fear as attacks mount

    Al-Qaida-style attacks are on the rise in Iraq, faith in the government's ability to keep people safe is on the wane and a fatalistic acceptance of a life of fear is perniciously settling in. Nine years after the U.S. led an invasion of Iraq that overthrew dictator Saddam Hussein — purging the leadership and military of his supporters and leading to a fight against insurgents in a bloody...

    The new Lakemoor police station, in an industrial area near Route 12, replaced a double-wide trailer on Route 120 that had served as headquarters.

    Lakemoor police candidates face stricter hiring procedures

    The help wanted postings for full and part-time police officers in Lakemoor are straightforward, listing the qualifications, salary and other particulars. What's unusual is the purpose. Applicants are not being sought for current openings but to build a standard eligibility list.

    James Montalbano

    Sleepy Hollow police chief retiring after 23 years

    The longest serving police chief in the history of Sleepy Hollow is ready to give up his badge, effective July 31. Chief James Montalbano doesn't know what the future holds for him, post retirement. But after joining the department 38 years ago and spending 23 of them as chief, he knows it's time for him to move on. "I've been here a long time and I think it's time that I change — that's...

    The daughter of jazz legend Franz Jackson, seen here during a 2002 performance at Pops Highwood in Highwood, is using Kickstarter.com to try and raise funds to release a live album of her father’s last concert.

    New Franz Jackson CD set in the making

    The daughter of legendary jazzman Franz Jackson, who died in 2007, is hoping to produce a two-CD set of music from a live concert Nov. 4, 2007, Jackson's 95th birthday. "You would never guess this was a 95-year-old man playing," said Michelle Jackson Jewell. "It was just life affirming, the way he sounded that night was like a guy half his age."

    Arie Friedman

    More suburban Jews turning to the Republican Party

    A June 8 Gallup poll showed Jewish American support for a Democratic president at 64 percent — a sizable majority but the lowest level since 1988. At the same time, poll results indicate support for Romney is at 29 percent, the highest level of Jewish support for a Republican presidential candidate in 24 years. That trend is mirrored locally, members of the Chicago chapter of the Republican...

    Wheaton native Marian Cardwell is training to swim the English Channel this month as part of a fundraising effort to find a functional cure for diabetes.

    Wheaton native plans to swim English Channel to fight diabetes

    A competitive swimmer in high school and college, Wheaton native Marian Cardwell knows what it means to push her body beyond her perceived limits. But Cardwell, 22, will be in the swim of her life this month when she attempts to cross the English Channel. She estimates she'll spend 12 to 14 hours in 60-degree water contending with past left shoulder injuries and possible jellyfish stings -- all...


    White Sox starter Jake Peavy will be going to the All-Star Game as a replacement, and his AL teammates likely will ask him about Gordon Beckham's incredible impression in last week's Take Jake video campaign.

    How Konerko and Beckham pulled one on Peavy

    Chris Rongey had the perfect seat to enjoy the Jake Peavy parody perfected by Gordon Beckham with help from White Sox captain Paul Konerko. The Take Jake campaign didn't get Peavy voted to the All-Star Game, but he's still going as a late addition to the AL roster. And his all-star teammates likely will want to know more about Beckham's spot-on impression of Peavy. Rongey shares the inside story in his weekly White Sox column.

    Bulls guard Derrick Rose, right, drives past Atlanta guard Kirk Hinrich during the fourth quarter of a game Feb. 20 in Chicago. Hinrich could be on his way back to Chicago.

    Bulls close to bringing back Hinrich

    The Bulls are nearing an agreement to bring back guard Kirk Hinrich. League sources suggested Sunday morning that the deal was not yet finished but was likely to happen. Hinrich's best season with the Bulls came in 2006-07, when he averaged 16.6 points and 6.3 assists.

    White Sox manager Robin Ventura is about to be ejected by home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn for arguing in the ninth inning Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.

    White Sox solid heading into all-star break

    If you want to grade the White Sox for one game during the first half of the season, go ahead and give them an F- for Sunday. But they deserve an A+ for pulling into the all-star break at 47-38, good for a 3-game lead over the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central.

    South Korea’s Na Yeon Choi, far left, is doused by Se Ri Pak, far right, and others after winning the U.S. Women’s Open on Sunday in Kohler, Wis.

    Na Yeon Choi continues Korean domination

    The Korean domination of the U.S. Women's Open, the biggest championship in women's golf continued. Na Yeon Choi, 24, became the fifth Korean player to win the title in the last eight years and — for the second straight year — Korean players finished 1-2.

    Associated Press White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy will be a 2012 all-star after all.

    Sox’ Jake Peavy earns all-star nod after all

    Near the end of Sunday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field, the White Sox learned starting pitcher Jake Peavy is going to Tuesday's All-Star Game in Kansas City. Peavy will join Sox teammates Paul Konerko, Adam Dunn and Chris Sale on the American League team. The 31-year-old starting pitcher replaces the Angels' C.J. Wilson, who had to pull out of baseball's showcase game with a finger blister.

    Robin Ventura says he’s a better manager now than on Opening Day. “I would think that would be natural.”

    Sox’ Ventura refreshingly different

    Robin Ventura is refreshing, and not just because he's in his first season ever on any level as a manager, nor because he isn't like his wild and crazy predecessor Ozzie Guillen. Unlike many Sox operatives in many capacities past and present, Ventura doesn't try to give the impression he invented the game. He's just, well, different.


    Boomers’ rally falls short

    :For the second straight game, a Schaumburg Boomers late rally comes up short as the visiting Washington Wild Things stranded Mike Valadez at third base en route to an 8-7 victory Sunday.

    The Cardinals’ Rafael Furcal celebrates with David Freese after their 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday in St. Louis. Freese scored the winning run on a single hit by Furcal.

    Cardinals come back to beat Marlins 5-4

    Rafael Furcal capped a three-run ninth-inning rally with a two-run, bases-loaded single off Heath Bell that gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.

    Na Yeon Choi watches her tee shot on the 13th hole during the final round of the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament Sunday in Kohler, Wis.

    Na Yeon Choi wins U.S. Women’s Open

    Na Yeon Choi survived a triple bogey and a few more shaky moments on the back nine Sunday to win the U.S. Women's Open at Blackwolf Run. It's the first major and sixth career LPGA Tour victory for the 24-year-old South Korean star, who came into the tournament ranked fifth in the world.

    The Angels’ Brad Mills threw 88 pitches on three days’ rest with six strikeouts and no walks at home Sunday against Baltimore.

    Angels dispatch Orioles 6-0

    Brad Mills pitched five innings of three-hit ball in a spot start for the injured Dan Haren after getting called up from the minors, and the Los Angels Angels got home runs from Albert Pujols, Erick Aybar, Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo in a 6-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.


    Cougars get clobbered by Timber Rattlers

    Catcher Cameron Garfield provided plenty of offense to back Chad Pierce in the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers' 10-0 victory over the Kane County Cougars on Sunday afternoon at Fox Cities Stadium.

    White Sox relief pitcher Brian Omogrosso wipes his face after Toronto’s Jeff Mathis hit a solo home run during the fourth inning Sunday in Chicago.

    Blue Jays go deep four times in win over Sox

    Colby Rasmus hit one of four Blue Jays homers and had three RBIs to help Toronto end the Chicago White Sox's five-game winning streak with an 11-9 victory Sunday. The first-place White Sox go to the All-Star break with a 47-38 record and a three-game lead in the AL Central.

    The improved defense of the Cubs is one of the positive signs that broadcaster Len Kasper sees with this year’s team. More quality at-bats is an area that needs improvement, Kasper says.

    Kasper: Despite Cubs’ record, there are positive signs

    In his weekly baseball column, Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper assesses the team's performance in the first half of the season, discusses the likelihood of Ryan Dempster being traded, his enthusiasm for Anthony Rizzo, and whether home-field advantage should be at stake in the annual All-Star Game. Check out his answers in his column.


    Sox’ Konerko on All-Star Game: It’s all good

    The White Sox need Paul Konerko, Adam Dunn, Chris Sale and Jake Peavy to get as much rest as possible before the second half of the season resumes Friday at Kansas City. The foursome is going to the All-Star Game instead of the couch, and they are looking forward to Tuesday night's event. Peavy was a late all-star add Sunday.

    Milwaukee’s Nyjer Morgan, right, is greeted by Rickie Weeks after scoring the go-ahead run on a bases-loaded single by Corey Hart in the 10th inning Sunday in Houston.

    Brewers notch 5-3 win over Astros in 10 innings

    Corey Hart drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the 10th inning, and Rickie Weeks' third hit added an insurance run to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 5-3 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday.

    Miami manager Ozzie Guillen predicts Giancarlo Stanton will be out four to six weeks after having knee surgery on Sunday.

    Stanton undergoes knee surgery

    Giancarlo Stanton, the Miami Marlins' lone All-Star, is recovering after undergoing arthroscopic right knee surgery. Manager Ozzie Guillen says Sunday's procedure went well. The Marlins say the 22-year-old Stanton is expected to be out for four to six weeks.


    Keane scores twice in Galaxy’s win over Fire

    Robbie Keane scored two goals on his 32nd birthday and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the Chicago Fire 2-0 on Sunday in Bridgeview. Keane's second multigoal game of the season helped the Galaxy snap a two-match losing streak, and extended the Fire's winless streak to two games (0-1-1).

    Poland’s Piotr Nowakowski spikes the ball against David Lee of the U.S. during the 2012 FIVB World League Volleyball final match Sunday in Sofia, Bulgaria.

    Poland downs U.S. in World League volleyball final

    Poland beat the United States 25-17, 26-24, 25-20 on Sunday to win its first gold medal in the World League volleyball finals. The Americans were looking for a repeat of 2008 when they won the World League and Olympic titles.

    The Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen, right, celebrates with teammate Casey McGhee after hitting a two-run home run off San Francisco pitcher Tim Lincecum during the first inning Sunday in Pittsburgh.

    Pirates stay hot, beat Giants 13-2

    Andrew McCutchen hit two home runs, Neil Walker homered among his five hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates entered the All-Star break in sole possession of first place following a 13-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

    Tampa Bay’s Carlos Pena slides into third with an RBI triple as the throw eludes Indians third baseman Jack Hannahan in the ninth inning Sunday in Cleveland.

    Rays get to Perez, beat Indians 7-6

    All-Star Chris Perez blew his first save since opening day and the Tampa Bay Rays scored three runs in the ninth inning to beat the Cleveland Indians 7-6 Sunday.

    Colorado Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez jumps to bare-hand a ball off the wall hit by the Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman on Sunday in Washington.

    Rockies rally past Nationals 4-3

    Jordan Pacheco doubled and scored the tiebreaking run on a ninth-inning wild pitch by Tyler Clippard, giving the Colorado Rockies a 4-3 comeback victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

    Atlanta second baseman Dan Uggla throws to first after forcing out the Phillies’ Carlos Ruiz at second on a double play in the sixth inning Sunday in Philadelphia.

    McCann, Uggla lead Braves over Phillies

    Brian McCann homered for the third straight game in the series and Dan Uggla hit a two-run shot to lead the Atlanta Braves to a three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-3 win on Sunday.


    AP source: Hornets, Magic swapping Ayon, Anderson

    A person familiar with the deal says Orlando has agreed to a sign-and-trade sending restricted free agent forward Ryan Anderson to New Orleans in exchange for forward Gustavo Ayon.

    The Tigers’ Jhonny Peralta crosses home plate after hitting a two-run home run against the Kansas City in the second inning Sunday in Detroit.

    Tigers overpower Royals, 7-1

    Delmon Young homered for the fourth consecutive game, Prince Fielder hit a three-run shot and Jhonny Peralta homered and drove in three runs in the Detroit Tigers 7-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday to complete a sweep of the three-game weekend series.

    Cubs starter Ryan Dempster has won four in a row after an 18-start winless streak dating back to Aug. 11. He struck out four and walked none Sunday in a 7-0 road victory over the Mets.

    Dempster runs scoreless streak to 27 innings

    Ryan Dempster extended his scoreless innings streak to 27 in his first start in three weeks, Starlin Castro hit a three-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 7-0 Sunday. Dempster (4-3) was activated from the disabled list, then pitched five innings of four-hit ball in his first outing since June 15. His lengthy string of zeros is the Cubs' best for a starter since Ken Holtzman went 27 innings in 1971.

    Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates with the trophy Sunday after winning the men’s singles final against Andy Murray of Britain at Wimbledon.

    Federer wins record-tying 7th Wimbledon

    Once the Centre Court roof was closed, nothing could stop Roger Federer from winning his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title. The 30-year-old Federer finally equaled Pete Sampras' record at the All England Club, and won his 17th Grand Slam title overall, by beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 Sunday.

    Team director Marc Madiot, left, celebrates in his car as Thibaut Pinot of France crosses the finish line Sunday to win the eighth stage of the Tour de France.

    8th stage goes to Pinot in Tour de France

    Thibaut Pinot gave France its first stage victory in the Tour de France on Sunday while Bradley Wiggins of Britain kept the overall lead as the race entered Switzerland.


    Chicago Fire scouting report
    Orrin Schwarz provides his scouting report of the Chicago Fire vs. Los Angeles Galaxy at 2 p.m. Sunday at Toyota Park.


    Baez, Cougars win 5-1

    GRAND CHUTE, Wis. — Angel Baez put together his third consecutive victory as the Kane County Cougars cracked the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 5-1 on Saturday night at Fox Cities Stadium.Baez (4-2) worked 6 innings while limiting Wisconsin to a run on 4 hits. Cameron Garfield homered for the only Wisconsin run in the bottom of the fourth. By that point, the Cougars (44-42, 10-6) were carrying a 3-0 lead.Baez walked just one while striking out five in his 6 innings. He was given some insurance by Alex Llanos in the top of the sixth as Llanos drilled a 2-run homer off the foul pole in left to make it 5-1. Rudy Brown replaced Baez in the seventh with a perfect inning. Andrew Triggs retired all six men he faced to finish the contest.Wild Things 7, Boomers 5:With a run already across in the ninth inning, the Schaumburg Boomers got the tying run to the plate but could not get any closer as they fell to the Washington Wild Things.Chad Mozingo led off the home half of the ninth with a triple to the right-field corner and scored a batter later on a Nate Baumann’s single, but the Boomers would get no closer.Manager Jamie Bennett chose six more Boomers to join him in Normal for the Frontier League All-Star Game on Wednesday, raising the number of Boomers representatives to 10.Joining the all-star staff are bench coach Mike Kashirsky, hitting coach C.J. Thieleke, pitching coach Paul Kubon and trainer Scott Waehler. Bennett also added Schaumburg outfielders Sean Mahley and Chad Mozingo.Racers 3, Bandits 2:


    Boomers fall 7-5 to Washington

    With a run already across in the ninth inning, the Schaumburg Boomers got the tying run to the plate but could not get any closer as they fell to the Washington Wild Things 7-5 Saturday night.Chad Mozingo led off the home half of the ninth with a triple to the right-field corner and scored a batter later on a Nate Baumann’s single, but the Boomers would get no closer.Chris Smith picked up his fourth win and Orlando Santos collected his first save for Washington after allowing a run on 3 hits over the game’s final two innings.All-star pitcher Cameron Roth allowed 4 runs in the first 2 innings after the visitors collected 3 doubles and an RBI single.6 more all-stars:Manager Jamie Bennett chose six more Schaumburg Boomers to join him in Normal for the 2012 Frontier League All-Star Game on Wednesday, raising the number of Boomers representatives to 10.Having managed the Boomers to first place in the West Division, Bennett earned the opportunity to manage the all-star squad and name the final four players and coaching staff. Joining the all-star staff are bench coach Mike Kashirsky, hitting coach C.J. Thieleke, pitching coach Paul Kubon and trainer Scott Waehler.Bennett also added Schaumburg outfielders Sean Mahley and Chad Mozingo to the all-star squad after both excelled during the first half of their Frontier League debut seasons.Mahley is batting .281 with 2 home runs and 24 RBI on the year. Mozingo is batting .293 with 3 home runs and 24 RBI on the season. The additions of Mahley, Mozingo, and the coaching staff give the Boomers a total of 10 all-star representatives, joining three other Boomers who were voted into the game, third baseman Frank Pfister, pitcher Cameron Roth, and closer Patrick Mincey.Roster moves:In a pair of separate moves Saturday, the Schaumburg Boomers placed RHP Tyler Watkins on the retired list and signed free agent LHP Sam Robinson. Robinson, 22, was a 32nd round selection of the Texas Rangers after a stellar senior season at University of Miami in 2011.


    Harley-Davidson representative Dana Wilke, left, smiles as Nancy Dilley, 68, of Overland Park, Kan., learns the basics while test riding a motorcycle in New York on June 13. Harley-Davidson, based in Milwaukee, is the market leader in sales to women. The company travels around the country offering training and safety tips for women.

    Women and motorcycles: Female ridership on the rise

    The number of female motorcycle operators in the U.S. has increased slowly to about 7.2 million of about 27 million overall in 2009, according to the latest survey by the Motorcycle Industry Council. About 1 in 10 owners are women, said Cam Arnold, a vice president for the trade group. "I hate riding on the back of a bike," Arnold said. "It's a lot more fun being in control."

    House Ways and Means Oversight subcommittee Chairman Rep. Charles Boustany, a Louisiana Republican, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Supreme Court's decision to uphold most of President Barack Obama's health care law puts the Internal Revenue Service at the center of the debate, renewing questions about whether the agency is capable of policing the health care decisions of millions of Americans while also collecting the taxes needed to fund the federal government.

    The tax man cometh to police you on health care

    The Supreme Court's decision to uphold most of President Barack Obama's health care law will come home to roost for most taxpayers in about 2½ years, when they'll have to start providing proof on their tax returns that they have health insurance. Under the law, the IRS will provide tax breaks and incentives to help pay for health insurance and impose penalties on some people who don't buy coverage and on some businesses that don't offer it to employees.

    The Supreme Court's big health care decision means 30 million or more uninsured Americans are soon going to have coverage? It's far from that simple. The ruling points a way forward for millions who can't get affordable coverage because they've been sick, self-employed or otherwise shut out of insurance plans that most Americans get in the workplace. But the path is clouded for millions more: the people on the bottom rungs of the economic ladder who are expected to be reached by a major expansion of Medicaid.

    2 paths forward for uninsured, 1 clouded by ruling

    Really? The Supreme Court's big health care decision means 30 million or more uninsured Americans are soon going to have coverage? It's far from that simple. The ruling does point a way forward for millions who can't get affordable coverage because they've been sick, they're self-employed or they are otherwise shut out of the insurance plans that most Americans get in the workplace. But the path is clouded for millions more: the people on the bottom rungs of the economic ladder who are supposed to be reached by a major expansion of Medicaid.

    A customer holds Webroot's SecureAnywhere Complete 2012 software for computer security at Best Buy in Mountain View, Calif. Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands of Americans may lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago. The warnings about the Internet problem have been splashed across Facebook and Google. Internet service providers have sent notices, and the FBI set up a special website.

    Click it: Remember to check computer for malware

    Internet users scanning their Twitter feeds or Facebook accounts Sunday might want to add one more quick click to check their computer for malware. Thousands of people around the country whose computers were infected with malicious software more than a year ago faced the possibility of not being able to get online after 11 p.m. Central Time.

    University of Illinois President Michael Hogan was forced out of the University of Illinois after less than two years on the job.

    Big rewards, less job security for college leaders

    Helicopter parents, impatient trustees, overworked professors, entitled athletics boosters and deeply partisan lawmakers with little cash to spare. It's enough to make people wonder why anyone would want the job of college president. When it comes to running the 21st century American university, the men and women in the president's office are increasingly on high alert that their stays at the top could prove short.

    Bob Clifford, vice president of sales at Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village, discusses parts that the company produces for road graders.

    Manufacturing making slow resurgence in the suburbs

    Manufacturing, an industry long presumed dead or gone overseas, never to return, is making a a resurgence in the Chicago suburbs. "Over the last few years, manufacturing in this country has been having a bit of a Renaissance," Acme Industries CEO Warren Young said.

    As we celebrate the 236th anniversary of America's independence, it's a good time to reflect on all the things that make the United States the greatest country in the world. Like, for instance . . . well . . . hmm. Cheese. No one churns out pressed milk curds like we do. (Well, unless you count the European Union's 27 members as a single entity, but let's not.) Here's to you, Wisconsin.

    U.S.: 47th in freedom, 1st in cheese production

    As we celebrate the 236th anniversary of America's independence, it's a good time to reflect on all the things that make the United States the greatest country in the world. Like, for instance . . . well . . . hmm. Cheese. No one churns out pressed milk curds like we do. (Well, unless you count the European Union's 27 members as a single entity, but let's not.) Here's to you, Wisconsin.

    It’s easy to overlook what’s important when it comes to saving money. Many people would sooner clip a toothpaste coupon than review their retirement accounts to assess whether they can minimize investment fees. Consider the potential savings from choosing low-cost investments and having the good fortune to participate in a 401(k) plan that charges relatively low administrative fees.

    4 key items to look for in new 401(k) disclosures

    It's easy to overlook what's important when it comes to saving money. Many people would sooner clip a toothpaste coupon than review their retirement accounts to assess whether they can minimize investment fees. Consider the potential savings from choosing low-cost investments and having the good fortune to participate in a 401(k) plan that charges relatively low administrative fees.

    For every piece of luggage, tip porters $1 in the U.S. or 1 euro in Europe.

    10 tips for tipping overseas

    To tip or not to tip? It's probably not the first concern on travelers' minds when they set out on an international vacation, yet it's an issue that presents itself early and often. Taking a cab to the airport? Checking in luggage with the skycap? Dining at a brasserie in Belgium? Booking a guided tour of the Australian outback? All are scenarios that, depending on local customs, may call for leaving a tip.


    When 'you look so young!' gets old

    : I am a 37-year-old woman and a partner in a professional services firm. My problem, which is really only a problem in this context, is that I look at least 10 years younger than my age. Since my industry values experience above nearly everything else, I am constantly worried that my appearance conveys a lack thereof. I have tried dressing up, dressing down, more makeup, less makeup, different glasses, contact lenses — nothing works.

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    Leon L. Bean, left, stands in snowshoes with his brothers Otho, center, and Guy in 1923. Leon Gorman, L.L.'s grandson, said he was told that his grandfather was born Leon Linwood Bean and that his name somehow morphed into Leon Leonwood Bean.

    One L of a name: L.L. Bean's initials get scrutiny

    He's arguably Maine's best-known native son, right up there with Civil War general Joshua Chamberlain, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and horror writer Stephen King. To his customers, he was simply known as "L.L." But as outdoors outfitter L.L. Bean celebrates its 100th anniversary, it's still not 100 percent clear what the famous founder's initials stood for. Was it Leon Leonwood Bean, as the company claimed for decades, or was it Leon Linwood Bean, as his grandson suggests?

    For many parents, home birth is a transcendent experience. Yet as the number of such births grows, so does the number of tragedies and critics.

    How dangerous is home birth?

    So far this year women have learned that we can't have it all: We can't breast-feed past infancy without some idiot calling it pedophilia; we can't work a top political job in D.C. and raise a well-adjusted teen-ager in New Jersey. And we can't have a candle-lit home birth that isn't also dangerous, according to Michelle Goldberg at the Daily Beast. For a long time home birth was too fringe to get caught in this parenting no-fly zone, but lately it's been fitting quite nicely into the mommy war media narrative.

    In this image made off North Korea’s KRT video footage, performers dressed as Disney characters during a show Friday in Pyongyang, North Korea.

    Mickey Mouse takes N. Korean stage in show for Kim

    Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh took the stage in North Korea during a concert for new leader Kim Jong Un, in an unusual performance featuring Disney characters. Performers dressed as Minnie Mouse, Tigger and others danced and pranced as footage from "Snow White," "Dumbo," "Beauty and the Beast" and other Disney movies played on a massive backdrop, according to still photos shown on state TV.


    Marketer who helped start Seventeen dies in NYC

    A pioneering marketing executive who helped start Seventeen magazine in 1944 has died at age 92. Estelle Ellis Rubinstein died July 1 at her home in Manhattan after battling lung cancer.

    Even a radioactive creature as big as a bear, let alone a spider, wouldn’t have enough radioactivity in its venom or saliva to pose a health risk. And, for sure, you would not turn into Spider-Man with cool super powers.

    Could a radioactive bite really create a Spider-Man?

    “The Amazing Spider-Man,” which retells the origins of Marvel’s wall-crawling superhero, hits theaters this week. In the comic, a bite from a radioactive spider gives Peter Parker strength, agility and — in some versions of the story — the ability to shoot webbing out of his wrist. What really happens to someone bitten by a radioactive spider?Not much. Or rather, not much aside from the usual symptoms of being fanged by an arachnid: itching, redness, soreness, and sometimes — depending on the type of spider — more serious symptoms, including unconsciousness or death. The radioactivity, though, would be irrelevant.he world is awash in radiation. We’re exposed to about 3 millisieverts of it a year, mostly from the sun and naturally occurring radioactive gases like radon. That’s not counting doses from medical procedures such as CT scans (6 mSv), mammograms (.4 mSv), or X-rays (.1 mSv); from airline travel (.01 mSv); or from smoking (53 mSv per year). The amount of radiation contained in the venom from a single spider bite would likely fall between .00003 and .000003 mSv_an inconsequential dose, about as much radiation as you’d absorb from eating a banana, which contains the radioactive isotope Potassium-40.Radioactive creatures do exist, notably in the forests surrounding the damaged Chernobyl nuclear reactor in the Ukraine, as well as in Sweden and Finland, where plumes of radiation fell after the 1986 disaster. (Being irradiated, or exposed to radiation, is not the same as being radioactive, which means that your body contains radioactive matter.) But even a large radioactive creature, such as a wolf or bear, wouldn’t have enough radioactivity in its venom or saliva to pose a health risk (although the bite itself could still be deadly).Even more common than radioactive animals are radioactive plants, which absorb nuclear fallout from the air or polluted groundwater. Though an insect bite won’t give you radiation poisoning, consuming too many compromised flora and fauna will. In Belarus and the Ukraine, contaminated cows and steers eat “clean” hay until the concentration of hazardous isotopes in their bodies dips below the safety threshold. And a population of Swedish roe deer recently alarmed hunters when they showed above-average levels of radiation after feeding on especially radiation-concentrating mushrooms.Radioactive animals exhibit a higher than usual rate of birth abnormalities; birds near Chernobyl have been shown to have smaller brains, and insects there are frequently born discolored. Still, even the most potent radioactive isotopes (unstable forms of strontium, plutonium, cesium, and iodine) are not capable of causing Marvel-grade mutations, as radiation proves far better at killing cells than at transfiguring them in some useful way.Reports of people being bitten by radioactive animals are few and far-between. Several years back, however, a man working to clean up the Chernobyl grounds was attacked by a radioactive stray dog. He was immediately hospitalized — for rabies.Ÿ Got a question about today’s news? ask_the_explainer@yahoo.com.

    American film director Oliver Stone talks with students at an international school as part of a one-day visit to promote world peace in Bangkok on Jan. 25, 2010.

    Oliver Stone’s 5 favorite strong women in movies

    Oliver Stone's latest film, the violent drug thriller "Savages," has a couple of formidable females at its center: Salma Hayek as the stylish, ruthless leader of a Mexican drug cartel and Blake Lively as an Orange County princess who must find a resourcefulness she never knew she had. In that spirit, Stone was kind enough to pick five of his favorite examples of strong women throughout film history.

    Watch authentic Civil War battle re-enactments at the annual Civil War Days at the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda.

    Sunday picks: Step back in time at Civil War Days

    Step back in time at the annual Civil War Days at the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda. Ancient Chinese music and dance are showcased on a lavish scale when the Shen Yun Performing Arts returns to the Civic Opera House in Chicago. Acclaimed Chicago-based rock band Wilco will headline a special show at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark (home of the Kane County Cougars) in Geneva.

    A life-size statue of the late Nobel Prize laureate William Faulkner sits in front of the Oxford, Miss., City Hall in the shadow of the county courthouse.

    Miss. town honors William Faulkner 50 years after death

    Five decades after his death, William Faulkner still draws literary pilgrims to his Mississippi hometown, the "little postage stamp of native soil" he made famous through his novels. Oxford inspired the fictional town of Jefferson that was a frequent setting for his stories, and it commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Nobel laureate's death last week with several events that included a tag-team reading of his novel, "The Reivers."

    “The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time,” is a new interactive exhibition at the Adler Planetarium.

    On the road: Explore the universe

    How big is the universe? Where did it come from and are we alone in this colossal space stew? Explore possible answers to these questions and more in a new, interactive exhibit, "The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time," at the Adler Planetarium. There's also Bastille Days, a free four-day French-themed celebration returning to downtown Milwaukee's Cathedral Square Park.

    Kids make their own garden to grow and watch the ecosystem from a bug's-eye view as part of the Summer Brain Games program at the Museum of Science and Industry.

    MSI combats summer brain drain with science games

    What kid doesn't enjoy a break from school during summer vacation? But parents and teachers have been constantly trying to find a middle ground where summer can be a time to relax and an opportunity to keep learning. The Museum of Science and Industry is here to help with its new eight-week Summer Brain Games program consisting of fun, free weekly activities to keep kids learning about science.

    Here's an example of what awaits visitors at Tranquility Trails on the Bull Valley garden walk.

    Bull Valley gardens open for a rare peek by visitors for one day

    It only comes around once every decade, so you won't want to miss the Bull Valley Garden Club's walk on Saturday, July 14. Six gardens in this sprawling rural town of hills, fens and conservationists unfold their beauties, and volunteers will be happy to answer questions and impart gardening information.


    Oil debate continues on change intervals

    Q. I'm a regular reader of your column and typically enjoy its content. But I believe you "missed the boat" regarding your cautionary response a reader who recently requested your opinion on synthetic vs. regular oil.


    Tax appeals process can vary from one locality to the next

    Q. I am a relatively new landlord who owns four rental homes. Each of the homes is in the same neighborhood with the same number of bedrooms and bathrooms. The homes are very similar in all respects, except one big difference: property taxes.

    Cast-iron, apron front kitchen sinks can be a nice choice since most cast-iron plumbing fixtures contain recycled materials. Some manufacturers have expanded color choices to include more natural colors.

    Styles and colors recommended for a ‘green’ kitchen

    The latest trend I have seen over the past few years is that kitchens are going natural and using more recycled materials. With that in mind, cast-iron kitchen sinks can be a nice choice since most cast-iron plumbing fixtures contain recycled materials.


    Having cold feet is a warning sign for couples

    Thirteen years ago, I was engaged to a wonderful man, "Ed," who was a giver, and I was a taker. I did love him, and we had wonderful times together. On the outside and from his point of view, everything was going fine. However, I did not feel that way.



    Editorial: Duckworth, Walsh and the politics of gotcha

    Campaign strategy is behind the uproar between Rep. Joe Walsh and his opponent Tammy Duckworth over whether Walsh did or didn't insult veterans, a Daily Herald editorial says.


    Back in the USA

    Columnist Susan Estrich: For many people, the Fourth of July is just a day off, a day for a barbecue or maybe a day for your kids to roll their eyes as their mom describes her old blue Columbia bike. But for me, it will always be more.


    The imperial presidency revisited

    Columnist Charles Krauthammer: President Obama adopts a policy of major non-enforcement of the immigration law and promulgates it unilaterally, while his Justice Department claims the right to invalidate state laws that might in some way impinge on that very non-enforcement.


    More than dialogue needed by Catholics
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Dialogue led to the current health care legislation, with the government promising to respect religious institutions. That promise was broken.


    As Christianity goes, so goes government
    A Lake in the Hills letter to the editor: Jedediah Morse said, "Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government, and all the blessings which flow from them, must fall with them." These words are my sentiments exactly. May God make straight our path of the United States for His glory. Not a nation above God, but one nation humbled and under God.


    Ethics law would bring taxes down
    A West Dundee letter to the editor: Recently, I received my property tax bill, and like everyone else, I was shocked and disgusted by the fact that my property values had gone done by 30 percent and my taxes are going up, as in Kane County. We pay some of the highest taxes in not only Illinois, but the rest of the country.


    Warrenville unfairly portrayed in article
    A Warrenville letter to the editor: I appreciate your recent article on the report, Corruption in the suburbs. In his article, Jake Griffin highlighted former Warrenville Alderman Christopher Halley as, "among the list of wrongdoing(s)" despite the fact that the report has him listed only in the roster and makes no mention of Warrenville in the six categories of corruption-related convictions.


    To judges go the leftovers; a Ribfest retrospective

    DuPage Editor Jim Davis' retrospective on serving as a rib judge at Naperville's Ribfest: Backbreaking work, but someone's gotta belly up to the pork bar.


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