Daily Archive : Saturday September 14, 2013


    Elk Grove High School Marching Band member Michael Bravos plays the gong and bass drum during the 35th annual Lancer Joust Marching Band Competition at Lake Park High School in Roselle.

    Prospect High School wins Midwest band contest

    In what is becoming an annual tradition, Prospect High School Marching Knights took first-place honors among a field of 24 Midwest bands at Saturday's 35th annual Lancer Joust Marching Band Competition at Lake Park High School, in Roselle. Prospect also was honored with the competition's Best Music and Best Visual Performance awards. While Wheeling won best General Effect.

    Jackie Cleveland , 7, from the HoChunk Nation in Wisconsin dances in the tiny tots dance for the people Saturday at the 60th annual Chicago Pow Wow at Busse Woods.

    American Indian Pow Wow celebrates culture at Busse Woods

    As the last remaining founder of the American Indian Center of Chicago, Susan Power welcomed a crowd of several thousand at Saturday's 60th Annual American Indian Center Pow Wow in Busse Wood Forest Preserve in Elk Grove. Power has been to every one.

    Marcelino Vargas

    Round Lake Park man faces drug charges

    The watchful eye of the “patron saint of drug dealers” was no match for the powerful nose of one of Lake County's best drug-sniffing canines. A Round Lake Beach man faces a series of felony drug charges stemming from a Friday night traffic stop in Round Lake Park.


    U.N. climate report warns of rising sea levels

    The latest draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) task force said heat waves caused by human activities have very likely been increasing in some parts of the world.

    Former musician and coal miner Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez has died at age 112.

    World’s oldest man dies in N.Y. at age 112

    Nicknamed “Shorty,” Sanchez-Blazquez became the world’s oldest man when Jiroemon Kimura died in June at age 116.

    Portraits of two men are on display as people pray Saturday for three Christian men killed by gunmen in the predominately Christian village of Maaloula during a service at the al-Zaytoun Roman Catholic Church, Damascus, Syria.

    Syrian rebels say agreement lets Assad off hook

    Syrian rebels said Saturday that the U.S.-Russian deal for Syria to relinquish its chemical weapons leaves the regime unpunished for allegedly carrying out a chemical attack last month, while Syrian President Bashar Assad exudes a new confidence in its aftermath.


    US-Russia reach agreement on Syria weapons

    After days of intense negotiations, the United States and Russia reached agreement Saturday on a framework to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons by mid-2014 and impose U.N. penalties if the Assad government fails to comply. The deal, announced by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva, includes what Kerry called "a shared assessment" of...

    Ray Dolby

    Notable deaths last week

    Ray Dolby, inventor of the Dolby sound for the music industry; Robert Taylor, inventor of SoftSoap; and local radio personality Don Wade were among the persons of note who died last week.


    Two children found dead in hotel room

    Two children have been found dead in an Orange County hotel room after police say an apparently suicidal woman made remarks that led authorities to them.

    A man walks through a flooded street Friday during heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Ingrid in the Gulf port city of Veracruz, Mexico.

    Hurricane Ingrid forms off Mexico

    Ingrid became the second hurricane of the Atlantic storm season off Mexico on Saturday, while Tropical Storm Manuel threatened to cause flash floods and mudslides on the opposite side of the country.

    Regional Transportation Authority Board Chairman John S. Gates Jr. is seeking reforms to Metra, Pace and the CTA, but his ideas have come under fire.

    Metra, Pace and the CTA waste money, RTA chief says

    RTA Chairman John S. Gates hopes a state panel will hear his calls for more oversight of Metra, Pace and the CTA. His latest plan calls for consolidating purchasing, arguing it will save money. But Pace officials counter Gates got his facts wrong.

    Some people in St. Charles would like the open space on the east side of the First Street redevelopment project to remain open, rather than become the next phase of the project.

    St. Charles’ First Street project still a hot topic

    Lots of readers are still weighing in on changing something around their towns with a snap of their finger, reports Dave Heun. St. Charles' First Street Development remains at the forefront of some people's concerns.

    Hugh Cole of Wilmette, foreground, looks at a display of historic windmill artifacts on Saturday at the Batavia Public Library. Next to him is Dick Riseling, a Batavia native who now lives in New York. Both men attended a ceremony that designated Batavia’s windmill collection as an engineering landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

    Batavia’s windmills named engineering landmark

    Batavia has always known its windmills were special, but now the whole world knows, too. The town’s 17 authentically reconstructed windmills were designated as a landmark of engineering history by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in a ceremony held Saturday morning at the Batavia Public Library.

    The Naperville Art League’s annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair in Naperville brought lots of people on Saturday to downtown Naperville. The fair features works by 135 artists.

    Attendees praise Naperville art fair

    Gloria Henderson has bought numerous items at art fair over the years, so her policy on Saturday while perusing the Riverwalk Fine Art Fair in Naperville was simple. “I’ll only buy it if it’s something I can’t live without.” The 28th annual fair, organized by the Naperville Art League, features 135 artists who work in photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, metal, glass and much more.

    Striking teachers camp out at the Monument to the Revolution in Mexico City, early Saturday. Some teachers protesting President Enrique Pena Nieto’s education reforms reassembled at this monument after they were kicked out of the city’s main Zocalo plaza by riot police on Friday.

    Mexico police arrest 31 on eve of indpendence ceremony

    The Pena Nieto administration ordered the square cleared in time for tomorrow’s Independence Day “grito,” or shout, traditionally given from the national palace to spectators in the Zocalo.

    Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, left, and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu shake hands Saturday in front of the media during a news conference after talks on security and terror threats in the mideast region, in Istanbul, Turkey.

    Canada, Turkey officials say Syria plan won’t work

    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who joined Baird at a news conference Saturday in Istanbul, also expressed skepticism, saying that Assad was playing for time while continuing to commit atrocities.

    George Zimmerman enters the Seminole County Courthouse, in Sanford, Fla., during his trial on second degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

    Trial over, spotlight stays on Zimmerman

    Whether they think that he got away with murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin or that he was just a brave neighborhood watch volunteer “standing his ground,” many Americans can’t seem to get enough of George Zimmerman. And he can’t seem to stop giving it to them.


    2 teens linked to Elgin burglary
    Elgin police arrested two teenagers following the report of a residential burglary

    The Gridiron Alliance charity, founded in the wake of Rob Komosa’s catastrophic injury during a Rolling Meadows High School football practice, is trying to find a new home for Komosa’s high-tech wheelchairs and van. Komosa, being strapped into his wheelchair here by his mother, Barbara, in 2009, died on March 16 of breathing complications.

    Charity seeks new home for Komosa’s wheelchairs
    The family of paralyzed football player Rob Komosa, who died early this year at age 30, is looking to find a new home for his high-tech wheelchairs.

    Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attend Friday prayers at the Sadr City neighborhood in Baghdad, Iraq.

    Funeral bombing, other attacks kill 25 in Iraq

    BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber attacked a funeral Saturday in northern Iraq attended by members of an ethnic minority, part of a series of assaults that killed at least 25 across the country, officials said.

    Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, is taken from the Centre County Courthouse by Centre County Sheriff Denny Nau, left, and a deputy, after being sentenced in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky's challenge to his child molestation conviction goes before a state appeals court on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, as the former Penn State assistant football coach seeks to overturn a sentence that could keep him behind bars for life.

    Sandusky's bid for new trial going to court in Pa.

    Jerry Sandusky's challenge to his child molestation conviction goes before a state appeals court on Tuesday, as the former Penn State assistant football coach seeks to overturn a sentence that could keep him behind bars for life.

    Officials work the scene of an overturned Greyhound bus on interstate I-75 in Liberty Township, Ohio on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Authorities say that at least 34 people have been hurt, with injuries ranging from minor to severe.

    Bus overturns in southwest Ohio; 34 injured

    A Greyhound bus drove off an interstate highway in southwest Ohio early Saturday, struck a tree and a fence and flipped on its side before sliding to a stop in a cornfield, injuring 34 people. None of the injuries was considered life-threatening, though several people were trapped and had to be extricated by firefighters and paramedics, the state highway patrol said in a statement.


    Ill. EPA removes 60 tons of tires from Will County

    Illinois officials say they removed more than 60 tons of waste tires from Will County earlier this month.


    U. of Illinois considers firing professor

    University of Illinois trustees are expected later this month to consider the rare step of stripping a professor of tenure and firing him.


    Chicago says taxi medallion auction to raise $18M

    Starting next week, the city of Chicago will begin offering 50 taxicab medallions in an auction expected to raise $18 million.


    Reputed street gang member sentenced

    A Chicago judge has sentenced a reputed street-gang member to 70 years in prison for killing a rival n 2010.

    Media surround lawyer Catalin Dancu who stands in a court in Bucharest wearing his sneakers Tuesday Sept 10 2013. A judge fined Dancu 5,000 lei ($1482 ) Tuesday for flouting dress regulations and for arriving late at the trial of four Romanians who are being tried over the theft of seven paintings, causing the case to be suspended. Dancu says he has apologized for being late, due to another case, but would contest the sneaker ruling.

    Odd news: Superheroes rescue cat, lawyer busted for wearing sneakers

    This week's odd news column features am attorney fined for wearing blue tennis shoes, mice invading the senate and two superheroes rescuing a cat from a fire.

    Washington Street from Cedar Lake Road to Hainesville Road will close for 60 days beginning Tuesday for road improvements.

    Round Lake area’s Washington Street work to begin in earnest Tuesday

    Washington Street from Cedar Lake Road to Hainesville Road in Round Lake and Round Lake Park will closed for 60 days beginning Tuesday as part of an $8.5 million widening and improvement. “Rather than doing nothing until next year, this way we can get something built," said Glenn Petko, engineer of construction for the Lake County Division of Transporation.

    Batavia residents Ryan Pawlowski, left, and Andrew Martinez created and built The Wifflot, a Wiffle ball field complete with a fence, scoreboard, outfield advertising and an American Flag. The recently completed summer season drew 2,151 visitors.

    Summer season a good one for Batavia teens’ Wiffle ball league

    Two Batavia entrepreneurs drew 2,151 visitors this summer to their regulation Wiffle ball field, The Wifflot, surpassing their goal of 1,500. Andy Martinez and Ryan Pawlowski plan to start the 2014 season two months earlier and build first- and third-base line fences for more advertising and to further enhance the big-league feel. “We’re definitely proud of the numbers we had for this year,” Ryan...

    The Naperville Park District will be giving the Naper Settlement $25,000 toward the estimated $450,000 cost of the Fort Payne Learning Playscape to fund construction of a splash pad.

    Collaboration forms around Naperville learning playscape

    A haven for the littlest learners at Naper Settlement is on its way. Designs have come together and collaborations are forming around the Fort Payne Learning Playscape to be built on the south end of the settlement’s property for kids ages 3 to 7. “The playscape is to reach our youngest visitors, our preschoolers,” settlement spokeswoman Donna DeFalco said.

    Members of the undefeated 1988 Hoffman Estates High School football team supported the current team both in person at their first home game on Sept. 6 and financially with $9,100 in donations they gathered to help the team purchase wellness and monitoring equipment.

    Undefeated 1988 Hoffman High team gets behind 2013 squad

    The undefeated 1988 varsity football team from Hoffman Estates High School has teamed up 25 years later to provide funding to the current football team in an attempt to reverse the more recent legacy, which has seen the school win only a handful of games in the last decade. “I think it’s almost incumbent upon us to give a little bit back to put those students in a position that we were in,” said...

    Paul Valade/pvalade@dailyherald.com ¬ A temporary sign sits along Riverwoods Road just north of Everett Road near Mettawa alerting drivers of upcoming road closures. The BMW Championship tournament takes place at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest the week of Sept. 9-15.

    Bears, Illini, BMW golf, Riot Fest: How to avoid the traffic

    It’s a punk-rock, golf championship, Bears, Sox, Illinii. racing-palooza of a weekend. What could possibly go wrong with the traffic? Here’s how to get around with all the football, baseball, Geico 400 NASCAR race and Riot Fest planned.


    Mundelein plans cultural festival

    A variety of Mundelein agencies and groups will host the One World cultural festival on Sept. 21. The festival will run from noon to 5 p.m. at the Metra station, 205 N. Archer Ave. Admission is free.



    St. Francis wins Crossroads Classic

    No. 1 St. Francis beat Indianapolis Bishop Chatard 25-22, 26-24 to win the Crossroads Classic tournament in Effingham on Saturday.St. Francis (12-1), which went 5-0 over the two-day, 24-team tournament, was led by tournament Most Valuable Player Molly Haggerty. Spartans Maddie Haggerty and Sam Dubiel also made the all-tournament team.On Saturday the Spartans beat Belleville Althoff 25-16, 25-16, then Lexington Henry Clay 25-14, 25-15 before defeating Bishop Chatard in a matchup of the defending Class 3A state champions from Illinois and Indiana.It is St. Francis’ fourth championship at Effingham, joining first-place finishes from 2006, 2007 and 2009.“This is a big one,” St. Francis coach Peg Kopec said. “Bishop Chatard ran a very very quick offense and we had not seen that this year. It was exciting for us to win this, and it was very close.”No. 6 Glenbard West (12-2) took third place in its first year going to Effingham. After a 2-0 finish in pool play, the Hilltoppers beat Champaign Centennial 28-26, 23-25, 25-23, then lost to Bishop Chatard 25-23, 25-21 before topping Henry Clay 21-25, 25-8, 25-20 in the third-place match. Glenbard West’s Natalie Schilling and Meg DeMaar both made the all-tournament team.Naperville Central (4-4) took second in the Bronze bracket. On Saturday the Redhawks beat Tri-County 25-16, 25-12 and Owensboro Catholic 25-9, 13-25, 15-11 before losing to Whitney Young 25-22, 25-23.Aurora Christian Invite:Glenbard South (17-2) went 5-0 to win the Aurora Christian Invite. Tarah Valdez had 30 kills, Kenzie Watterson 28 and Sydney Bauman 20. Alex LaPonte set 84 assists. The Raiders beat McHenry, Harvard, Hampshire, Aurora Christian and Woodstock.West Chicago Invite:West Chicago beat Dundee-Crown 25-23, 25-16 in the championship match of the West Chicago Invite. The Wildcats, 4-1 at their tournament, lost to Dundee-Crown in Friday pool play but won the rematch after beating Larking 25-22, 25-23 in the semifinals.


    Win puts Fire in playoff position

    Mike Magee was rushed into the Chicago Fire’s postgame locker room Saturday night, coach’s orders.

    Washington’s Jesse Callier outruns the Illinois defense during the second half Saturday night at Soldier Field.

    Trip to Soldier Field not all a loss for Illini

    The defense still needs plenty of work, but Illinois put on a decent show Saturday at Soldier Field before losing to No. 19 Washington 34-24. The trip north helped serve as a reminder that Illini football is out to change some minds about the direction of the program.

    St. Charles East’s No. 1 singles player Sarah Church returns a shot at the Saints’ invitational Saturday.

    Naperville C. repeats title at St. Charles E.

    Batavia girls tennis coach Brad Nelson didn’t know exactly what to expect prior to Saturday’s St. Charles East-Mary Carlson Invitational. “We had some question marks coming in,” said Nelson. “We lost our (No.) 1 singles player to graduation and our (No.) 2 singles player, (Liza) Fruendt, is concentrating on basketball this year. Then one of our doubles players hurt her ankle last week and is on crutches.” Perhaps that is why Nelson couldn’t hide his feelings after watching the Bulldogs earn a second-place finish (51 points) in the 8-team tournament.


    Saturday’s girls volleyball scoreboard
    High school varsity results from Saturday's girls volleyball matches, as reported to the Daily Herald.


    Saturday’s girls tennis scoreboard
    High school varsity results from Saturday's girls tennis meets, as reported to the Daily Herald.


    Saturday’s girls swimming scoreboard
    High school varsity results from Saturday's girls swimming meets, as reported to the Daily Herald.


    Saturday’s girls cross country scoreboard
    High school varsity results from Saturday's girls cross country meets, as reported to the Daily Herald.


    Saturday’s boys soccer scoreboard
    High school varsity results of Saturday's boys soccer matches, as reported to the Daily Herald.


    Saturday’s boys golf scoreboard
    High school varsity results from Saturday's boys golf meets, as reported to the Daily Herald.


    Saturday’s boys cross country scoreboard
    High school varsity results from Saturday's boys cross country meets, as reported to the Daily Herald.

    Notre Dame wide receiver DaVaris Daniels (10) attempts to pull in a catch in the end zone as he’s defended by Purdue cornerbacks Antoine Lewis, right, and Ricardo Allen during the second half of an NCAA college football game in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. The pass was incomplete.

    No. 21 Notre Dame rallies late, beats Purdue

    DaVaris Daniels made touchdown catches on two successive Notre Dame plays in the fourth quarter, and Bennett Jackson followed that flurry with a 34-yard interception return to lead No. 21 Notre Dame past Purdue 31-24 on Saturday night. The Fighting Irish (2-1) were led by quarterback Tommy Rees, who was 20 of 33 for 309 yards and those two TD passes. Notre Dame has won six straight in a series that has been played every year since 1946.

    Chicago Sky guard Elena Delle Donne (11) protects the ball against Minnesota Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson (32) in the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Minneapolis.

    Sky drop final regular-season game to Minnesota

    MINNEAPOLIS — Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen made sure the Minnesota Lynx secured home-court advantage throughout the WNBA playoffs.Moore had 22 points and 11 rebounds and the Lynx beat the Chicago Sky 79-66 Saturday night in the final regular-season game for both teams. The Sky would have gotten the home-court advantage with a win.Whalen added 23 points and Seimone Augustus had 14 for the Lynx (26-8), who have won eight of nine. Minnesota finished the season 15-2 at home. Rebekkah Brunson grabbed 10 rebounds.“We’re really proud of what we’ve done and definitely enjoying it tonight,” Moore said. “I think we’re anxious to get (the playoffs) going.”They Lynx won the league crown in 2011 and lost to Indiana in the finals last year. They will face Seattle — a team they went 4-0 against this year — in the first round of the playoffs beginning Friday.“Our record says we’re the best team in the league,” coach Cheryl Reeve said. “No one else can say if they win their home games they win the WNBA championship.”Sylvia Fowles led Chicago with 17 points and 11 rebounds and Elena Delle Donne had 14 points. The Sky (24-10) lost for just the second time in 11 games and will be the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.Reaching the postseason for the first time in its eight-year history, Chicago will face either Indiana or Washington in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Fever and Mystics have identical records entering their season finales Sunday.“We’re still confident. We’re proud of what we accomplished this season, but we just couldn’t get it done tonight” said Sky guard Epiphanny Price, who finished with 10 points.Courtney Vandersloot scored six points during an 11-4 run in the third quarter that got the Sky within six points, but Augustus made a long jumper and Moore and Whalen hit 3-pointers to give Minnesota a 67-53 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Whalen’s 3 was her first of the season.“We knew what was at stake, we play that way every night,” Moore said. “I don’t think it’s anything different for us to play with a sense of urgency.”Chicago got within 71-61 midway through the fourth, but Augustus scored four straight and Rachel Jarry hit a jumper to put the Lynx in front by 16.“Obviously, it isn’t the end result we were looking for,” Delle Donne said. “We were able to make a run, but we couldn’t hold them off. They have some great players and some really good weapons that will step up at any point. ... They were on tonight.”Moore had 13 points, including three 3-pointers, as the Lynx took a 22-19 lead after one quarter.Whalen scored nine straight points early in the second quarter, including a fast-break layup and a layup off an inbounds pass — both on feeds from Moore — to give the Lynx a 35-22 cushion. Her layup with 2:11 left in the first half gave the Lynx a 45-30 lead, but Chicago scored the final four points of the quarter to get within 11.“Chicago is a great team, they have a lot of fight,” Whalen said. “We just tried to get a good lead going into halftime.”Back-to-back layups by Fowles got Chicago within 49-42 midway through the third quarter, but the Lynx countered with six straight points — two on a Whalen fast-break layup from Moore — to increase the lead to 13.

    White Sox starting pitcher Andre Rienzo, who gave up 2 home runs in a 5-run fourth inning Saturday night, might be running out of gas.

    For White Sox, it’s nothing but bad

    The White Sox lost their 11th straight game to the Cleveland Indians Saturday night, 8-1 at U.S. Cellular Field. If the Sox finish out the season at 4-10, they'll lose 100 games for the first time since 1970.

    Pittsburgh Pirates’ Marlon Byrd, right, rounds the bases in front of Chicago Cubs’ Darwin Barney after hitting a home run in the seventh inning of the baseball game on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won 2-1.

    Byrd helps Pirates sink Cubs

    Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings and got home run help from Marlon Byrd and Jose Tabata, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Cubs 2-1 Saturday night. The Pirates have won five of six. They began the day one game behind St. Louis for the NL Central lead.

    Ohio State’s Devin Smith (9) celebrates with quarterback Kenny Guiton (13) and Corey Linsley (71) after Smith scored a touchdown against California during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Berkeley, Calif.

    Guiton leads No. 4 Ohio St. past Cal

    BERKELEY, Calif. — Kenny Guiton threw three of his four touchdown passes in the first six minutes of his first career start and No. 4 Ohio State rolled to its 15th straight victory, 52-34 over California on Saturday.Guiton, a fifth-year senior, got the start in place of injured Braxton Miller and there was no drop-off in performance for the Buckeyes (3-0). Guiton connected with Devin Smith on a 90-yard pass on Ohio State’s second offensive play for the longest play from scrimmage in school history. He added a 47-yard touchdown to Smith and a 1-yarder to Chris Fields on fourth-and-goal as Ohio State jumped out to a 21-0 lead over the Golden Bears (1-2) less than halfway through the first quarter.Guiton completed 21 of 32 passes for 276 yards and added 92 yards rushing to lead the Buckeyes. Jordan Hall added 168 yards on the ground and three touchdowns as Ohio State extended the longest winning streak in major college football by outgunning the Bears in a high-paced offensive game.With both teams running no-huddle offenses for much of the game, the defenses were scrambling as the teams combined for 86 points, 11 touchdowns and 1,111 total yards on 177 plays.Cal’s prolific freshman quarterback Jared Goff just missed his third straight 400-yard game to begin his career, going 31 for 53 for 371 yards with three touchdowns. But he also lost a fumble and threw an interception in the first quarter to put the Bears in an early hole they could never escape.But Goff got little help from the running game or defense. Brendan Bigelow, who rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns on four carries last year against Ohio State was held to 39 yards on 11 carries in the rematch.Cal’s injury-ravaged defense has allowed at least 500 yards every game this season under first-year coach Sonny Dykes and even the opportunity to face a backup quarterback in Guiton couldn’t change that pattern.Guiton had thrown just 26 career passes before stepping in during the first quarter last week against San Diego State when Miller left with a sprained left knee. Miller practiced sparingly this week but was unable to play in the game, giving Guiton his long-awaited shot as a starter.He was ready and on his second play found Smith behind safety Damariay Drew for the 90-yard play that delighted the thousands of scarlet-clad fans who made up nearly half of the crowd at Memorial Stadium.That started an action-packed opening quarter that featured 38 points, three turnovers and 445 yards of offense between the two teams.Despite that fast start, the Buckeyes only led 31-20 at the half as Goff threw a pair of TD passes and Dykes pulled out all the stops. On fourth-and-8 late in the half, Dykes appeared to send the punting unit out. But Goff, who wears the same number as punter Cole Leininger, lined up in punt formation and threw an 11-yard pass to Caleb Coleman that set up Vincenzo D’Amato’s 43-yard field goal on the final play of the half.


    Gattone tops field in St. Viator invite

    St. Viator senior and Illinois recruit Dana Gattone shot a 71 to earn medalist honors on Saturday in her own’s school invite held at the Deerfield.The next top tree scorers belonged to Taylor Gentzkow (77), Isabelle Kane (78) and Nicole Wetoska (78) of Loyola, which won the invite with a score of 315.


    A first as Lakes takes own tourney title

    Lakes’ girls volleyball team made team history Saturday.The Eagles won their ninth annual invite for the first time by going 5-0.Grayslake Central (4-1) finished second, while Grayslake North (3-2) was third. Antioch (2-3) settled for fourth in the six-team field.Megan Behrendt totaled 29 kills and 47 digs to lead Lakes. McKenna Lahr added 24 kills for the Eagles, while Haley Halberg contributed 13 kills, 7 blocks and 5 aces. Aly Bathery added 46 digs, Maddie Demo dished out 80 assists, and Morgan Phillips served 11 aces.


    Morales leads Wauconda victory

    Boys soccerWauconda 3, Crystal Lake Central 2: Brandon Morales scored twice, and Jake Sullivan assisted on all three tallies for the Bulldogs.Gio Marquez also scored for Wauconda.Grant 1, Prairie Ridge 1: Tim Oehrlein’s second-half goal allowed visiting Grant to pull out a 1-1 tie in nonconference action.Grant keeper Nick Heidenthal made 9 saves.


    Mundelein wins Antioch invite

    Boys golfAntioch invite: At Spring Valley Country Club in Salem, Wis., Mundelein shot a winning 296, while host Antioch’s 324 was good for second.Mundelein was led by freshman Ryan Magee and senior Derek Parola, both of whom shot a 73. Brey Cigelnik carded a 74 for the Mustangs, and freshman Tyler White added a 75.Kyle Thode led Antioch with a 76.


    Ruiz finishes strong, helps Grayslake Central to title

    Grayslake Central sophomore Raquel Ruiz was battling fatigue, knee pain and a dire situation where Wheeling’s Goscia Markiewicz held double match point for the No. 2 singles championship match Saturday afternoon. But Ruiz never quit battling in her third match of the Grayslake Central/North girls tennis invitational. She overcame all the obstacles to win the title 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 10-8 and help the Rams win the team championship 29-25 over Wheeling.


    Boomers take series lead

    The Schaumburg Boomers scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday night to steal a 6-5 victory from the Lake Erie Crushers in the opening game of the Frontier League championship series.

    Illinois’ Mike Svetina (34) misses the tackle as Washington’s Bishop Sankey heads upfield during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Chicago.

    Illini lose to Washington at Soldier Field

    Keith Price threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns, Bishop Sankey ran for a career-high 208 yards and No. 19 Washington got a rare road win, beating Illinois 34-24 at Soldier Field on Saturday. Josh Shirley added three sacks, and the Huskies came out on top after dropping seven of nine away from home. They hadn’t won on the road outside the Pac-12 since beating Syracuse in 2007.


    Blackhawks’ Smith scraps with Keith in scrimmage

    Ben Smith says he will do anything to make the Blackhawks’ roster. On Saturday, he proved it by fighting Duncan Keith.The scrap came late in the day’s second scrimmage in front of a sold out crowd at Notre Dame’s Compton Family Ice Arena.


    St. Viator, Elk Grove home in on successful tourney efforts

    It was a homecoming of sorts for Elk Grove girls volleyball coach Stephanie Kezios. And for St. Viator, well, the Lions made themselves right at home in Chicago, winning three matches before falling in the championship match of the Resurrection Invite on Saturday.

    Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.

    Kyle Busch dominates to win at Chicagoland

    Just when it appeared Kyle Busch couldn’t be any stronger in a Nationwide Series race, he broke the record for most laps led on a 1.5-mile track in a Nationwide race in winning the Dollar General 300 race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet on Saturday.


    IC Catholic Prep extends streak over ACC to 15 straight

    Aurora Central Catholic appeared primed to turn the tide against nemesis IC Catholic Prep. Instead it turned over the football.


    St. Charles East claims title at Prairie Ridge

    If the girls volleyball programs that took part in Saturday’s Prairire Ridge Invite lined up the state trophies they’ve won since 2000 alone, the hardware would stretch from sideline to sideline. Cary-Grove, St. Charles East, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge and Barrington have won 14 state trophies combined over the past 13 years, including 3 state titles and seven runner-up finishes. After 5 matches of round-robin play over seven hours, St. Charles East stood above a field of state powers. The Saints finished 4-1, as did Crystal Lake Central and Prairie Ridge, but St. Charles East won the invite title based on best winning percentage. The Saints won 9 of 11 sets. Prairie Ridge won 9 of 13 sets to place second and CL Central won 8 of 13 to take third.


    Dundee-Crown 2nd at West Chicago

    Dundee-Crown’s girls volleyball team finished 4-1 and in second place at the West Chicago tournament Saturday. The Chargers beat West Chicago, Fenton, Kaneland and Rockford Lutheran before falling to West Chicago in the championship match 25-23, 25-16.Leading D-C (8-6) in the tournament were Emily Michalski (12 kills, 9 blocks), Frankie Cavallaro (11 kills, 38 assists, 7 aces), Ashley Raby (9 kills, 5 blocks), Kiana Mays (8 kills), Kailey Moll (7 kills, 13 blocks), Lauren Lococo (6 kills, 10 digs), Kaylee Sommers (14 digs, 3 aces), Franki Scarpelli (10 digs) and Payton DeLuga (9 digs).Larkin 4th: Larkin took fourth place at the West Chicago tournament, beating Bartlett, Elgin and Rockford Lutheran before losing to West Chicago in the semifinals and then to Rockford Lutheran 21-25, 25-14, 25-20 in the third-place match. Olivia Kofie (47 kills, 9 aces, 29 digs), Brianna Stewart (38 kills, 3 aces, 12 assists, 6 blocks, 35 digs), Natalie Kofie (9 kills, 83 assists, 17 digs), Mia Gill (8 aces, 36 digs), Paige Grantham (6 blocks, 7 aces, 6 kills), Alyssa McGhee (3 aces, 2 kills, 7 assists, 12 digs) and Alexis Price (13 kills, 2 aces, 6 digs) led the Royals.At Aurora Christian: Hampshire went 3-2 at the Aurora Christian tournament, beating Harvard, Woodstock and Aurora Christian but losing to Homewood-Flossmoor and Glenbard South. Aaron Foss (22 kills, 27 digs, 6 aces), Kayla Kienzler (10 aces, 12 kills, 9 digs), Julianna Gass (44 digs, 7 aces), Jen Moerke (13 digs) and Sara Finn (18 digs) led the Whip-Purs. Brittany Laffin added 18 assists and 5 aces while Val Wozniak had 11 assists.


    Warren doubles its pleasure, wins at Buffalo Grove

    Teams gathered together at the Buffalo Grove Invitational on Saturday to get a taste of an eventual girls tennis state tournament site. Doubles took place at Buffalo Grove, while the singles were played at Wheeling. After it was said and done, Warren took home the BG Invite plaque, posting 42 points to edge out York (40). Maine South finished in third with 31 points. Area teams Hersey and Buffalo Grove competed as well to take fourth and fifth place, respectively, at 28 and 25 points.


    Boys soccer/Fox Valley roundup

    Streamwood 2, WW South 0: The Sabres got an own goal and then Nestor Ascencio fed Brian Benitiz for an insurance tally in the first round of the Pepsi Showdown. Phil Lewy and Sergio Blanco each had 2 saves in goal for their third shutout in a row. Streamwood (6-1) will take on either Morton or Loyola in the second round on Tuesday at a place and time to be announced Sunday morning. The Sabres are the No. 11 seed in the 32-team tournament.Huntley 2, West Chicago 1: No. 3 seed Huntley got a goal in the 68th minute from Jacob Rys off an assist from Travis Walsh to get past West Chicago in the Pepsi Showdown opener. Niki Mihalopolous scored Huntley’s first goal unassisted in the 29th minute. Tommy Helm made 4 saves in goal for the Red Raiders (8-0-1), who play Lake Zurich in the second round Tuesday at a place and time to be determined.Harvest Christian 3, Paw Paw 1: Sergio Velazquez, Raphael DeSouza and Aaron Park scored goals for the Lions (3-0) in their nonconference win. Noah Fox made 3 saves in goal.Rolling Meadows 3, CL South 0: Gus Alvarez had 7 saves in the net but the Gators (3-4-2) couldn’t find the back on the other end in this nonconference setback.Round Lake 6, Elgin 3: Eduardo Zavala scored a hat trick and Flavio Jaimes made 17 saves for the Maroons in this nonconference loss.Newark 5, Elgin Academy 2: Alex Garcia and Jumel Julien scored goals for the Hilltoppers (1-3) in this nonconference loss. Jonathan Shen made 3 saves in goal for EA.

    Jim Furyk tees off on the ninth hole during the third round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest on Friday. He followed up his 59 on Friday with a 69 Saturday, good for a 1-shot lead.

    Furyk stays steady, keeps lead at BMW

    Jim Furyk knew it wasn’t going to be easy. After all, how in the world do you follow up a round of 59? He knew early on he had his work cut out for him. As early as Friday night, in fact. Just minutes after his record-tying round had ended, Furyk admitted he already was thinking ahead to Saturday’s third round.


    An OT winner for Shadrick, Lake Zurich

    One chip shot, one golden goal. It all stemmed from leg of Scott Shadrick, who scored the game-winning goal and then was surrounded by thrilled teammates in the aftermath of sudden victory. Shadrick lifted No. 14 seed Lake Zurich to victory in a 10th Annual Pepsi Showdown tournament opener over No. 19 seed Plainfield East 1-0 in double overtime in Lyons on Saturday afternoon.


    Hinsdale Central, Buffalo Grove 1-2 in Peoria

    Senior Billy Magnesen (14:36) finished second individually at the First to the Finish Invite at Detweiller Park in Peoria on Saturday, powering Hinsdale Central to a dominating performance in winning the title with 60 points in the 45-team field.


    Ko champ: BG sophomore first at Detweiller

    Buffalo Grove sophomore Kaitlyn Ko ran to the individual title in 17:00 at the First to the Finish Invitational at Detweiller Park in Peoria on Saturday. Ko took first the previous weekend at the Fenton Invitational, and she continued to roll on Saturday, defeating Hinsdale Central freshman Alexa Haff (17:02) and Jacobs junior Lauren Van Vlierbergen (17:07). Defending Class 3A state champions Naperville North showed no signs of slowing down, dominating the 27-team meet with an impressive 35 points. The Huskies had five runners in the top 13 to easily top Hinsdale Central (81 points), Naperville Central (151), Wheaton Warrenville South (186), and Barrington (195).Naperville North is tied with Glenbard West for the top spot in the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Poll. Sophomore Katie Shannon (17:32), junior Elly DeTurris (17:40), senior Maria McDaniel (17:42), and freshman Claire Hamilton (17:47) went 4-7 for the Huskies. Sophomore Ella Guppy (18:06) completed the scoring for Naperville North by taking 13th place.Senior Caroline Reynolds (17:59) secured 10th place in powering Barrington’s fifth-place finish.Junior Ayako Higuchi (17:59) took 11th place in pacing Fremd to 14th place. Buffalo Grove took 15th place.

    Jim Furyk walks over the bridge on the 18th hole during the third-round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest Saturday.

    Images: Saturday at the BMW Championship
    Images from Saturday's third round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms in Lake Forest.


    Herrera’s 4-goal effort leads Maine West

    Nelson Herrera knocked in 4 goals as Alonso Guerrero added a goal and 3 assists as host Maine West defeated Northridge Prep 6-2 on Saturday afternoon in nonconference play. Maine West improved to 6-3-1 this season.Hoffman Estates 2, York 1: The host Hawks scored twice in the second half to pick up a nonconference goal. Mynor Sarti had the first goal, unassisted, and Mark Hauser had the second, with an assist from Misael Vargas.St. Viator 5, Oswego 0: Ethan Wolf scored the first 2 goals for the Lions, both times assisted by Kevin McMahon, as St. Viator earned a shutout win. Spencer Moore also had a goal and an assist for the Lions.Rolling Meadows 3, CL South 0: Kou Glaser, Sal D’Acquisto and Mike D’Acquisto scored to help the host Mustangs to a nonconference victory.

    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler made it through the opener without being sacked, but the offensive line has another challenge Sunday in Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, a longtime foe of Cutler.

    Bears’ Cutler faces Vikings’ Allen yet again

    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and Vikings defensive end Jared Allen renew acquaintances today at Soldier Field in a personal rivalry that goes back to 2007 and the AFC West, when Cutler was with the Broncos and Allen was with the Chiefs.

    Mackenzie Hornstra of Neuqua Valley swims in the 200IM Relay during the Neuqua Valley girls swimming invitational Saturday.

    Rebuilding not needed at Neuqua Valley

    In his first year as Neuqua Valley girls swimming coach Jason Niforatos is concentrating mostly on sharpening the skills of the swimmers on his relatively inexperienced team. If the Wildcats win that’s nice, but that’s not where the emphasis is.


    Prospect wins Zion-Benton Invite

    Prospect’s boys golf team herded together a winning effort on Saturday at Shepherd’s Crook Colf Course. The Knights shot 314 to take top team honors in the 19-team invitational hosted by Zion-Benton. Lake Forest was 1 stroke behind in second place, and St. Viator shot 319 to take third. Senior Josh Johnson had the top Prospect finish, earning the sixth-place medal after shooting 77 on the par 71 layout.


    Prospect takes 2nd at St. Viator Invite

    St. Ignatius took top honors in the 10-team girls swimming invitational hosted by St. Viator on Saturday, with Prospect close behind in a second-place team finish. Ignatius won with 347 and Prospect finished at 307, just ahead of Huntley (293) and St. Viator (290).

    Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) collects himself after getting hit during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in College Station, Texas.

    Manziel’s heroics can’t stop Alabama

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas — AJ McCarron nearly matched Johnny Manziel with four touchdown passes and Vinnie Sunseri returned an interception 73 yards for a score, sidestepping Johnny Football on the way to the end zone, as No. 1 Alabama paid back No. 6 Texas A&M with a 49-42 victory Saturday.Alabama (2-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) spotted the Aggies (2-1, 0-1) a 14-0 lead, shades of last season when A&M jumped out to a 20-0 lead in Tuscaloosa on the way to victory that all but won the Heisman for Manziel.McCarron and the Tide didn’t take as long to respond this time, ripping off the next 35 points. Manziel was his spectacular self, throwing for a career-high 464 yards and five TDs. But Alabama’s best defense was its offense. The Tide gained 568 yards and kept Manziel on the bench with a couple of long drives.

    Steve Lundy/slundy@dailyherald.com Tiger Woods tees off on the first tee during the third-round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest Saturday.

    Woods still steamed about ‘oscillated’ incident

    Despite firing a 66 on Saturday to put himself right in the hunt at the BMW Championship, Tiger Woods was still a little miffed that he wasn’t sitting at 11-under instead heading into Sunday’s final round.

    Jim Furyk jokes with his caddy on the 18th hole during the third-round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest Saturday.

    Furyk takes 1-shot lead at BMW Championship

    Jim Furyk put his 59 behind him with a round that was 10 shots higher Saturday in the BMW Championship in Lake Forest. Now all he wants is a trophy. Furyk recovered from a sluggish start with three birdies in a five-hole stretch around the turn. A three-putt bogey from 30 feet on the par-5 18th forced him to settle for a 2-under 69 and a one-shot lead over Steve Stricker.

    Wheeling’s Michael Hernandez (15) celebrates a goal with teammate Luis Herrera after a nice joint effort as Jacobs’ Marcus Inglisa feels the sting in the first period at Wheeling on Saturday.

    Wheeling digs in, jolts Jacobs

    High-flying Wheeling marched past an inexperienced squad from Jacobs in a boys soccer breakfast special matchup Saturday in Wheeling. The Wildcats extended their terrific record to 8-0-1 after a 7-0 triumph. The visting Golden Eagles (3-3-1) saw their foes take control with 3 goals in quick succession during the first quarter-hour. “We feel we have the players to be able to attack with the best of them, but what we are most proud of this season is our defense,” said Wheeling coach Ed Uhrik, whose back line, led by senior Nate Laude, has conceded just 1 goal (to Warren) thus far. Each of Wheeling’s wins has been by shutout.

    Steve Stricker reacts after missing a birdie putt on the 16th hole during the third-round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest on Saturday.

    For Stricker, less proves to be much more

    Play less, but play better — seeking more family time, Stricker slashed his PGA Tour schedule almost in half. But that didn’t reduce his skill level. On Saturday the University of Illinois alum from Madison, Wis., posted a 7-under-par 64 at Conway Farms to move into second place in the BMW Championship.

    Larkin’s Kemmerin Blalark presents the Town Jug to his teamates Friday night after the Royals beat Elgin 46-28 at Memorial Field.

    Three weeks down, it’s pedal to the metal time

    Week 3 of the high school football season is in the books. A third of the way to the postseason and some interesting storylines are developing around the Fox Valley. The biggest headline going into Week 4 belongs to Vito Andriola and his Dundee-Crown Chargers. D-C started Andriola’s second season at the helm last fall 2-0 and then fell off the map, finishing 3-6. But on Friday night at the D-C Bowl, the Chargers took a major step forward when they hung on for a 14-13 win over Crystal Lake South, quite possibly D-C’s most quality win on the football field in 10 years or more. It’s been 20 years since a Dundee-Crown football team started a season 3-0.

    Distinguished Northern Illinois University members, including baseball players from the conference championship teams in 1950-51, pose during a reunion this past week.

    These NIU baseball greats still reign

    Nothing was going to spoil a day at Bittersweet Golf Club for Bill Eiserman, Grant Cummings, Frank Marino, Larry Leon, Jack Brumm, Jim McKinzie and Dick Giudici. After all they were baseball teammates for NIU more than half a century ago, and for 43 years they’ve been getting together annually for a reunion.

    Second-place finisher Nolan McKenna of Wheaton Warrenville South runs during the Wauconda cross country invitational at Lakewood Forest Preserve on Saturday.

    Lane takes the lead at Wauconda

    There was some great competition at the team and individual level among boys cross country competitors Saturday morning at the Wauconda Invitational. The team battle for first place was a classic, with Lane Tech holding off a late surge by Wheaton Warrenville South to take home first place in the 23-team meet. Lane finished at 47 points, just ahead of WW South’s 53 on the slightly under 3-mile Lakewood Forest Preserve course.

    Michigan State receivers Andrew Sims Jr., center, Aaron Burbridge (16) and Keith Mumphery (25) celebrate Sims’ touchdown during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Youngstown State, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in East Lansing, Mich.

    Michigan State routs Youngstown State

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — Connor Cook threw four touchdown passes in the first half, and the Michigan State offense finally looked smooth in a 55-17 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday.Cook went 15 of 22 for 202 yards before being replaced by Tyler O’Connor early in the third quarter.Michigan State (3-0) needed one of its quarterbacks to show progress after the defense accounted for four of the team’s six touchdowns in the first two games. Cook looked sharp, albeit against an opponent from the Football Championship Subdivision, and now the Spartans can prepare to play Notre Dame next weekend.Kurt Hess was 11 of 27 for 121 yards and a touchdown for Youngstown State (2-1).Cook, O’Connor and Andrew Maxwell shared the quarterbacking duties in Michigan State’s first two games, and none of them overwhelmed. Before the Spartans’ first offensive possession Saturday, some fans were already chanting for freshman quarterback Damion Terry, who hasn’t played yet and can still redshirt.Terry wasn’t needed Saturday. Cook started and led Michigan State to a 35-10 halftime lead.Cook’s first drive didn’t require much — the Spartans took over at the Youngstown State 24-yard line after a punt and a penalty on the Penguins. Jeremy Langford’s 3-yard touchdown run opened the scoring.After a Youngstown State field goal, Cook threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Andre Sims. Later in the first quarter, Cook faked handoffs to two different teammates on one play before finding Trevon Pendleton for a 12-yard touchdown.Shilique Calhoun, the Michigan State defensive end who already has three touchdowns this year, didn’t score any Saturday, but he did have a sack and a fumble recovery in the first half. The latter was immediately followed by Cook’s 24-yard TD pass to Macgarrett Kings that made it 28-10.Cook added a 17-yard scoring pass to Bennie Fowler with 1:50 remaining in the second quarter.It’s hard to say how much of a step forward this was for Michigan State, which finished with 547 yards of offense. Youngstown State is one of the better teams in the FCS, and the Penguins beat Pittsburgh last season. But the real test for the Spartans comes next weekend at Notre Dame.Nick Hill rushed for 83 yards on nine carries for Michigan State, including a 35-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Langford added a 2-yard scoring run that made it 49-10.Martin Ruiz ran for a 5-yard touchdown in the second quarter for Youngstown State, and he caught a 34-yard TD pass from Hess in the third.Michigan State equaled its highest-scoring game since a 61-14 victory over Illinois in 2005. The Spartans have now scored 55 points three times since then.


    Dundee-Crown blanks Bartlett, stays unbeaten

    Defending their home field and an undefeated record, the Dundee-Crown Chargers boys soccer team came out on the attack against visiting nonconference foe Bartlett. Although they didn’t match their scoring output of their previous two games this week, the Chargers came away with a 2-0 victory behind 2 Eduardo Arellano goals on Saturday.

    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) was selected again to be one of five captains on the team. Head coach Marc Trestman calls Cutler a key leader.

    Trestman not surprised by Cutler’s leadership

    The leadership of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been debated in the past, but coach Marc Trestman believes he deserves his status as one of the team's five captains.


    Burlington Central boosters set Frazier golf outing

    The Burlington Central Athletic Booster Club will host the 11th Annual Jacob L. Frazier Memorial Golf Outing fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 19. at Blackstone Golf Club in Marengo. There will be a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m.


    Jacobs’ Buttolph has one goal in mind

    Jacobs senior Rachel Buttolph has one individual goal this season — getting to the girls tennis state tournament. Buttolph missed out advancing to last year’s meet by a match. That has her plenty motivated. About a month away from sectionals, Buttolph played a “decent” three matches Saturday to help the Golden Eagles finish third at the Dundee-Crown Invitational.

    NASCAR fans take photos of Brad Keselowski's car while Brad Keselowski drives his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    NASCAR seeks to restore credibility after scandal

    NASCAR took the first step toward restoring its credibility Saturday by telling its teams to give 100 percent at all times. Teams were also told attempts to “artificially alter” a race will face severe punishment and examples were given as to what will be prohibited going forward.

    Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner (98) kneels on the field after fumbling the ball as Akron defenders celebrating the recovery in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

    No. 11 Michigan beats Akron 28-24, avoids upset

    Fitzgerald Toussaint scored a go-ahead, 2-yard touchdown with 2:49 left and No. 11 Michigan made a desperately needed stop on the final play to hold on for a 28-24 victory over Akron on Saturday. College football's winningest program avoided getting upset at home — as it did against Appalachian State and Toledo — by a Mid-American Conference team that hasn't won a road game in nearly five years and was expected to lose by more than five touchdowns.

    Cary-Grove's Talia Duzey heads toward a fourth-place individual finish, helping the Trojans to the team title during the Wauconda cross country invitational at Lakewood Forest Preserve on Saturday.

    Cary-Grove edges Lake Zurich for Wauconda title

    The battle for first place went down to the wire between three girls cross country teams Saturday morning at the Wauconda Invitational. And when all was said and done, it was Cary-Grove (88 points) that barely held off runner-up Lake Zurich (92 points) and third-place Crystal Lake Central (97 points) for the championship of the 14-team meet at Lakewood Forest Preserve.

    Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods shake hands on the first tee during the third-round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest Saturday. The two were all business and left whatever bad blood that remains between the two behind them.

    Garcia, Woods all business at BMW; Kuchar fires 61

    If the thousands of fans ringing the first tee box and lined up five-deep along both sides of the fairway were expecting to see some fireworks prior to the much-anticipated Saturday morning pairing of Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms, well, they had to be a little disappointed.


    Grand effort from Glenbard West’s Graham

    Sophomore Lindsay Graham has gone from East to West, and changed from red-and-black to green-and-white, but the results are still the same. Last year Graham made all-state, finishing 20th in Class 3A for Glenbard East. She transferred to Glenbard West this year and has picked up right where she left off. On Saturday, Graham pulled away in the final mile to secure the title in (17:08) leading Glenbard West to the team title with 45 points at the 39th annual Lake Park Harvey Braus Invitational in Roselle.

    UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley (17) pays homage to teammate Nick Pasquale (36) who was killed earlier in the week, after UCLA beat Nebraska 41-21 in an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    No. 16 Bruins rally to beat No. 23 Huskers 41-21

    Brett Hundley threw three touchdown passes in the third quarter and No. 16 UCLA came back from an 18-point deficit to defeat No. 23 Nebraska 41-21 in a monumental Cornhusker collapse at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.The Huskers (2-1), wearing alternate black jerseys instead of their traditional home red, looked to be in total control the first half.

    Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Alan Baxter (45) had two sacks in the NFL preseason against Kansas City. The former Buffalo Grove standout is now on the team’s practice squad.

    NFL tracker: Profiling BG’s Alan Baxter

    Former Northern Illinois and Buffalo Grove standout Alan Baxter has made the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad as a rookie. Now, he works to hone his skills at his new position of outside linebacker.

    Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill walks the sidelines during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Western Illinois in Minneapolis, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Epileptic Minnesota coach carted off at halftime

    Minnesota coach Jerry Kill suffered another game-day seizure, at halftime while the Gophers were playing Western Illinois on Saturday, and was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.The university said Kill was resting comfortably, after he was taken away on a stretcher following his latest episode.

    Batavia gets ready to take the field Friday at Geneva.

    Tri-Cities rivalry night delivers once again

    Every year for us sports writer types in the Tri-Cities there’s not much better on the prep sports calendar than the Batavia-Geneva and St. Charles East-St. Charles North games. That’s true for any sport but especially football (and I’ve got a soft spot for the boys and girls basketball matchups as well). Unfortunately the past few years the Upstate Eight Conference has scheduled those two rivalry football games for the same night. Which for me turns it from one of the best nights of the year into a struggle trying to decide which game to see.


    Hoffman’s Thomas on top; Lake Park win Braus Invitational

    Billy Thomas is off to a blazing start. The Hoffman Estates senior set a course-record time (15:04) in winning the Fenton Invitational last Saturday, and he didn’t slow down on Saturday at Lake Park. Thomas battled Plainfield East junior Joseph Suarez for the first 2 miles, and then got separation in the final mile in cruising to the title in an impressive 14:38 at the Lake Park Harvey Braus Invitational in Roselle. Suarez (14:51), who finished 19th in Class 3A last season, took second, with Bartlett senior Dan Cotton (15:07) edging St. Charles East senior Max Rowland (15:08) for third. Host Lake Park placed five runners in the top 22 in holding off a strong challenge from St. Charles East to win the team title with 59 points.


    DeLorean cars parked Tuesday outside The DeLorean Motor Company in Huntington Beach, Calif. The cars were made from 1981-83 and were known for their stainless steel body and gull-wing doors.

    DeLoreans getting ‘Back to the Future’ makeovers

    “I’ve grown up around DeLoreans my entire life. I was dropped off to kindergarten in the actual ‘Back to the Future’ car. A DeLorean was my first car at age 16,” said Cameron Wynne, DeLorean Motor Co. general manager. “‘Back to the Future’ has been a huge part of the business. The car is so well known from a 90-year-old person to a 4-year-old because of that movie. That shows how timeless the car and the brand is.”

    Lehman Brothers world headquarters in New York, the day the 158-year-old investment bank, choked by the credit crisis and falling real estate values, filed for bankruptcy.

    Obama to use Lehman anniversary to cite progress

    The president's message to the GOP: don’t oppose raising the nation’s debt limit, don’t threaten to close down the government in a budget fight, and don’t push to delay the health care law or starve it of federal money.

    A C.S.X. train loaded with coal winds its way into the mountains near the New River at Cotton Hill in Fayette County, W.Va. For decades, coal from West Virginia’s vast deposits was mined and hauled off without leaving behind the benefit of a lasting trust fund financed by the state’s best-known commodity.

    W. Virginia won’t let natural gas go route of coal industry

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For decades, coal from West Virginia’s vast deposits was mined, loaded on rail cars and hauled off without leaving behind a lasting trust fund financed by the state’s best-known commodity. Big coal’s days are waning, but now a new bonanza in the natural gas fields has state leaders working to ensure history doesn’t repeat itself.West Virginia’s Senate president, Jeff Kessler, is pushing to create an oil and natural gas trust fund to support core government functions decades from now. His goal: a cushion of funds long after the gas is depleted to buoy an Appalachian mountain state chronically vexed by poverty, high joblessness, and cycles of boom and bust.The Democratic Senate leader said the previous generation missed out on creating a permanent fund based on coal severance tax revenues. Current residents, he said, should be prudent and set aside a part of the revenue from the extraction of natural gas to benefit future generations.“Had we had the good sense to put a few cents aside of every ton of coal ... that has come out of our ground, we’d probably be the richest state in the Union instead of in many respects the poorest,” Kessler said.Indeed, supporters say the future health and welfare of the state is, to some extent, at stake. West Virginia consistently has ranked among the states with the lowest life expectancy while grappling with problems of obesity, education and drug abuse.“This is really about protecting the long-term fiscal health of the state,” said Ted Boettner, executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. “Without a plan for the future, we’re likely to continue to experience a lack of economic diversity, cycles of boom and bust and poor economic outcomes.”Kessler’s isn’t a new concept. Other states with abundant natural resources have set up legacy funds as Alaska voters did in 1976 with a constitutional amendment creating the Alaska Permanent Fund to protect a portion of that state’s oil wealth for future generations. That vote came amid construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline and the fund is now worth billions.Kessler is still crafting his Future Fund proposal for the 2014 legislative session that opens in January. He said he’s leaning toward presenting it as a proposed constitutional amendment. His call for a trust fund would go on next year’s ballot for voters to decide if it clears the Legislature.His proposed endowment would be built with a portion of oil and natural gas severance tax collections. Severance taxes, including those on coal and other natural resources, are a big part of the state budget. They contributed an estimated $462 million, or 11 percent, to total general tax revenues in the fiscal year that ended in June.The trust could not be tapped for a specified number of years and would be limited to supporting a few needs including education, economic development or tax relief once it became accessible.Kessler said constitutional protections would lock down the fund from lawmakers and interest groups tempted to pry it open prematurely to spend money elsewhere. “I don’t want it to be willy nilly, people using it for pet projects,” he said.He notes that places such as Alaska are already benefiting handsomely from their funds.Supported by about 30 percent of all mineral royalties the state receives, the Alaska Permanent Fund is invested in a broad portfolio and recently had an unaudited market value of $46.6 billion. Dividends, coming from investment profits, are paid each year to most Alaskans. Last year, the payment amounted to $878 per person. Principal can’t be spent.Then there is North Dakota. Kessler recently led a group of West Virginia lawmakers there to study state’s legacy fund.

    Oyster cultivator Don Merry pours oyster seed onto the bow of his boat Thursday on Duxbury Bay in Duxbury, Mass.

    Outbreak roils state’s oyster industry

    The bacterium causes gastrointestinal problems, including vomiting and cramping, but the illness is generally severe only in people with weakened immune systems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the U.S. has about 4,500 cases of Vibrio infection annually.

    The Any.Do app lets you set up lists for “today,” “tomorrow,” “upcoming” and “someday.”

    App Reviews: Any.do, StudyBlue

    There are dozens of to-do-list apps out there, but Any.do stands out for hitting the delicate balance between clean and robust so that it’s easy to set up lists organized the way you want without too much clutter. The StudyBlue works with schools to let students organize their notes and make study guides for specific classes.

    The new Apple Inc. iPhone 5C sit on display Tuesday during a product announcement in Cupertino, California, U.S. Apple Inc. announced two new iPhones including one with lower prices and more color options, in a strategy shift by Cook to reach a broader range of customers around the world.

    The cheap iPhone that wasn’t

    At the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., CEO Tim Cook did unveil two new iPhones rather than just one. But neither of these phones is the cheap iPhone that people had been predicting. Indeed, Apple didn’t really change its pricing strategy in any meaningful way. Across the globe, it will still be charging the same for its phones as it always has.

    This image provided by TiVo Inc. shows a TiVo Roamio DVR, one of the companies new digital video recorders.

    Review: TiVo puts tv everywhere with do-it-all Roamio

    The Roamio comes in three versions. I tested the top-of- the-line Pro model, which costs $600, can record up to six programs at one time and stores a whopping 450 hours of high- definition digital video. The Roamio allowed me to view all my Comcast channels, including on-demand programs and movies, through a TiVo interface that’s much more attractive and useful than the cable company’s grid-like programming guide. TiVo has also upgraded the hardware from its previous version, making its performance zippier.


    iPad-toting doctors fuel publisher profits as paper fades

    The shift from paper to tablets has also been a boon for Wolters Kluwer and Reed Elsevier, academic-journal publishers that trace their roots to the 19th century. Both now employ more technology staffers than editors as doctors trade in dusty volumes of “Gray’s Anatomy” for digital tools such as UpToDate, an online medical encyclopedia from Wolters Kluwer or a similar product from Reed Elsevier called ClinicalKey.


    Wal-Mart will accept smartphones for trade-In at U.S. stores

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, later this month will let U.S. customers trade in their smartphones for credit toward new ones. The chain will offer a $300 credit for Apple iPhone 5 handsets and $175 for Samsung Galaxy SIII phones, among other deals, the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company said today in a statement. The program will start Sept. 21 in 3,600 Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores.

    Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., speaks Tuesday during a product announcement in Cupertino, California. Apple Inc. announced two new iPhones including one with lower prices and more color options, in a strategy shift by Cook to reach a broader range of customers around the world.

    Apple iPhone models reflect shift from pioneer to emulator

    The devices underscore the new normal in the $280 billion smartphone industry, as the novelty of Internet-connected handsets wears out and the gadgets share many of the same basic features. Facing increasing competition from rivals such as Samsung Electronics Co. that offer mobile phones in different styles and prices, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook is following suit and expanding his company’s own lineup.


    Yahoo tunes into mobile video with new application

    Yahoo is auditioning for a bigger role on iPhones and iPads with the release of its first mobile application tailored for watching video on touch-control screens. The app, called Yahoo Screen, is set up to make the experience of sifting through video on smartphones and tablet computers more like channel surfing on a television.

    The new Apple Inc. iPhone 5C sit on display Tuesday during a product announcement in Cupertino, California, U.S. Apple Inc. announced two new iPhones including one with lower prices and more color options, in a strategy shift by Cook to reach a broader range of customers around the world.

    Review: Slick iOS 7 shines on Apple’s new iPhones

    One of the best things about Apple’s latest iPhones is the slick new iOS 7 software that runs the devices. But that souped-up operating system could end up hurting sales because the free software upgrade will also work on iPhones released since 2010, giving owners of the older models less incentive to buy Apple’s newest products.

    A Chinese man uses a non-Apple branded mobile phone Thursday outside a store with iPhone advertisements in Beijing. Many Chinese gadget lovers responded with a shrug when Apple Inc. unveiled two its new iPhone 5 this week. Today’s market is glutted with alternatives from Samsung to bargain-priced local brands.

    iPhone faces challenge in crowded Chinese market

    The iPhone’s magic as China’s must-have smartphone is eroding. Last year, eager buyers in Beijing waited overnight in freezing weather to buy the iPhone 4S. Pressure to get it — and the profit to be made by reselling scarce phones — prompted some to pelt the store with eggs when Apple, worried about the size of the crowd, postponed opening. Just 18 months later, many Chinese gadget lovers responded with a shrug this week when Apple Inc. unveiled two new versions of the iPhone 5.

    Philip Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple Inc., introduces a new iPhone 5S during a product announcement in Cupertino, Calif. Apple Inc. announced two new iPhones including one with lower prices and more color options, in a strategy shift by Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook to reach a broader range of customers around the world.

    Apple’s cheap iPhone seen helping crack subsidy-shy Europe

    While the cheaper of Apple Inc.’s new iPhones has disappointed critics who say it’s not priced low enough, in Europe it may still help carriers achieve what’s become rare in a region where wireless devices outnumber people: finding new customers. The iPhones introduced this week are also finally compatible with more of Europe’s high-speed, fourth-generation networks, addressing one of the big letdowns of the last model, whose 4G capability was only supported by a few carriers.

    A worker removes leaves as nectarines get sorted for packaging at Eastern ProPak Farmers Cooperative in Glassboro, N.J. The U.N. food agency said Wednesday that one-third of all food produced in the world gets wasted, amounting to a loss of $750 billion a year.

    Charities decry food stamp cuts pushed by Republicans

    Almost 48 million people in 23 million U.S. households relied on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the official name for food stamps, the largest of the nutrition programs.

Life & Entertainment

    Brad Pitt stars in the thriller “World War Z.”

    DVD previews: ‘World War Z,’ ‘Disconnect’

    The zombie thriller "World War Z" starring Brad Pitt, and the drama "Disconnect" are coming out on DVD.

    Hilton Santos da Cruz Jr. practices during a “passinho,” or “little step,” session at a makeshift dance studio in the Borel favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    ‘Little step’ dance takes over Brazil slums

    Sunlight seeps through holes in the roof, illuminating the graffiti-covered walls of an abandoned building where kids created a makeshift dance studio in Rio de Janeiro’s Borel shantytown. Beads of sweat form on the young dancers’ foreheads, then plop onto a dusty concrete floor as the teens glide and pop, shake and dip in a dance form called “passinho,” or “little step.” Passinho has been around for years, but it recently began spreading through social media, with dancers posting videos of their moves on YouTube and Facebook

    Former cast member Jonathan Banks, left, and current cast member Bob Odenkirk, from “Breaking Bad,” on the red carpet at a premiere screening to celebrate the final episodes in Los Angeles.

    ‘Breaking Bad’ auction to benefit charity

    Memorabilia from the AMC hit television series “Breaking Bad” is scheduled to be auctioned to benefit Albuquerque-area Goodwill stores after the nonprofit helped with production. Goodwill Industries of New Mexico is holding the event Saturday and will sell props such as mock Drug Enforcement Administration hats and certificates used by the characters from the show, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

    The Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York.

    Marc Jacobs puts on hot fashion show

    Marc Jacobs closed New York Fashion Week on with a memorable show, for sure. He put on a stifling parade of dripping hot models against a decaying beach backdrop in an armory that felt like a billion degrees. Catwalkers, including Cara Delevingne, wore high-necked wool and lace numbers decorated with tassels and beads on a boardwalk above black sand strewn with garbage and an abandoned bus. Jacobs puts a lot of thought into the production of his shows and gives the audience only a quick look at the clothes with a fast pace, dim lights and a complicated runway design.

    Dr. Jeffrey Gordon and graduate student Vanessa Ridaura of Washington University in St. Louis example samples of gut bacteria taken from fat or lean people. Their research transplanted human intestinal microbes into germ-free mice and found certain bugs may help fight obesity.

    Right bacteria might help fight obesity

    Call it a hidden ally: The right germs just might be able to help fight fat. Different kinds of bacteria that live inside the gut can help spur obesity or protect against it, say scientists at Washington University in St. Louis who transplanted intestinal germs from fat or lean people into mice and watched the rodents change.And what they ate determined whether the good germs could move in and do their job.

    The Morton Arboretum in Lisle opens up to owners and their dogs for one day only as part of the Tails on the Trails event on Saturday, Sept. 14.

    Weekend picks: Morton's Tails on Trails is back for one day

    The Tails on the Trails event only happens once a year at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, so bring your well-behaved dogs for a special outdoor walk Saturday. See more than 60 Disney charactersat “Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic” at the United Center. Experience Lake Zurich's first “Rock The Block” block party and street dance Saturday.

    “Amazing Grace” by George Jones

    Hymns populate posthumous George Jones album

    The first release of George Jones music following his death in April features the legendary singer on a collection of traditional hymns. Largely recorded in 2002, “Amazing Grace” finds Jones in full voice and backed by the subtle orchestrations of producer Billy Sherrill, who recorded many of Jones' classic hits in the 1970s and '80s.

    Tony Eiguren, left, owner of the Basque Market, serves a plate of paella to a lunch customer in Boise, Idaho.

    5 free things to see and do in Boise

    Boise has long been dubbed the “City of Trees,” a nickname that always catches newcomers by surprise given the city’s high-desert climate and summers with little or no rain. But a hike into the foothills or a short drive up the road to the local ski hill makes it abundantly clear why the moniker fits, as a lush, green canopy stretches from downtown west across the valley floor.

    To put your walls to a practical purpose, track your child's growth with Simple Shapes' Growth Chart Numbers.

    Child's 'theme' bedroom too easily outgrown

    Children's bedrooms are becoming more sophisticated. Plastic furniture in primary colors is no more, as parents shift to furnishings that grow with their kids. Gerri Panebianco, a co-owner of California children's design firm Little Crown Interiors, agrees that “theme rooms are on the decline.”


    Streamline for underwater mortgage

    Q. We are feeling trapped by our underwater mortgage. It’s at 6.5 percent, and we can’t refinance for a lower rate because we owe a little more than the house is worth. We have good jobs, good credit and some cash for closing costs. Is there any way we can take advantage of the low rates before they start going up?


    New owner not responsible to pay prior owner’s unpaid assessments

    Q. The closing of a unit in our association occurred without the board’s knowledge, and without the seller requesting an assessment status letter. There were unpaid assessments due and owing by the prior owner at the time of closing. Usually, the seller requests an assessment status letter from us, and this has not happened to our association before. Is the new owner responsible for the prior owner’s unpaid assessments?



    The Soapbox

    Daily Herald editors reflect on a range of topics from a Glendale Heights rehab project to a Wheeling discrimination lawsuit.


    Would opinions differ if Bush were president?
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Isn’t it amazing how hawks become doves and doves become hawks in our crazy world of politics? I would venture to bet that if Bush were still president there would be an almost 180-degree reversal of people’s opinions on what the country should do with Syria.


    RTA appointees should stick to regional goals
    A McHenry County letter to the editor: If my colleagues don’t see the value of the RTA, and aren’t willing to be the leaders this public transit system needs, they should step aside to make room for new directors who care about mass transit and value the RTA’s role in the region. I would also suggest we find members from the city who will meet their fiduciary duty to serve on a regional board with regional goals.


    Ownership of immigration needed
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: Republican members of the U.S. House, including our Congressman Peter Roskam, should work hard to accomplish comprehensive immigration reform. As a Republican voter and business-owner in Wheaton, I feel that we need to take ownership of this issue.


    Why don’t Saudis, others step up?
    A Naperville letter to the editor: I do not support the proposed resolution to strategically strike Syrian. In order to send a message to Assad that we will not tolerate the use of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), the Obama administration wants the Congress to pass this into law.


    Insticts tell us: beware of Syria
    A Geneva letter to the editor: A nation’s behavior is simular to that of a person. The Seven Deadly Sins of Pride, Greed, Gluttony, Sloth, Lust, Envy, Wrath, apply to both an individual as well as his country. It appears our tendency to enter warfare is usually due to our inability to avoid the most deadly, particularly Pride.


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