Daily Archive : Saturday September 21, 2013


    Three-year-old Clara Keith and mom, Rebecca, of Barrington, sway to the music of the Vertical Church Band Saturday at Harvest Bible Chapel's 25th anniversary celebration at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg.

    Harvest Bible worship marks 25 years of ministry worldwide

    Dave and Peggy Shumway of Palatine took a large sticker and placed it on the large board under the year 2007. That was the year the couple joined the Harvest Bible Chapel seeking new direction.They were among hundreds of other Harvest Bible Chapel members who gathered Saturday at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg to mark the global church's 25th anniversary under its founder and leader, Pastor James...

    The Waubonsie Valley Marching Warriors perform Saturday during the annual Chicagoland Marching Band Festival at Wheeling High School.

    Images: Chicagoland Marching Band Festival
    The Annual Chicagoland Marching Band Festival at Wheeling High School on Saturday featured many suburban schools including Waubonsie Valley, Rollling Meadows, Marian Catholic, Warren Township, Elk Grove, Hersey and Wheeling.


    Mundelein pedestrian struck by car hospitalized

    A pedestrian was struck by a car while crossing the road Friday night in the 1500 block of South Lake Street north of Route 60 in Mundelein, a fire official said Saturday.

    Afghans celebrate International Peace Day Saturday at a women-only park in Kabul, Afghanistan. The park opened for men to join in celebrating the special occasion, while the Afghan government struggles to find ways to bring peace in the war-thorn country.

    Three U.S. troops killed in Afghan insider attack

    An Afghan wearing a security forces uniform turned his weapon against U.S. troops Saturday, killing three in eastern Afghanistan, officials said, in another apparent attack by a member of the Afghan forces against their international allies.


    Town-hall meeting in Elgin draws sparse crowd

    People got the chance to hear about upcoming health care insurance requirements and attend an Elgin town-hall meeting on Saturday during a daylong event organized by Elgin resident Linda Givilancz, an insurance agent and broker.

    A rescue worker helps a child outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, after gunmen threw grenades and opened fire during an attack that left multiple dead and dozens wounded. A witness to the attacks on the upscale shopping mall says that gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave and that non-Muslims would be targeted. (AP Photo/Riccardo Gangale)

    39 dead in Kenya mall attack; hostages still held

    Terrified shoppers huddled in back hallways and prayed they would not be found by the Islamic extremist gunmen lobbing grenades and firing assault rifles inside Nairobi's top mall Saturday. When the way appeared clear, crying mothers clutching small children and blood-splattered men sprinted out of the four-story mall. At least 39 people were killed and more than 150 wounded in the assault,...

    Hanna Christian, left, and Meredith Brown, both 8½and from Batavia, explore the interactive artwork of Eric Nye of Des Plaines at the Art in Your Eye festival Saturday in Batavia. Nye, who has been doing mixed media art for 15 years, uses images, paints and other media to create different scenes.

    Batavia festival has art for everyone

    As children grow up, lots of things change — clothes, shoes, haircuts ... even their taste in art. Batavia resident Sandra Burke, who attends the Art in Your Eye fine art show and festival every year, bought three matted painting reproductions at the fair Saturday in Batavia. Burke’s kids, Evan, 6, and 4-year-old twins, Ethan and Meghan, got to pick one piece each. “We painted the playroom and...

    A guardrail hangs away from a closed canyon road Friday, where some local residents are allowed to drive with caution, and which is washed out in places by recent flooding, up Boulder Canyon, west of Boulder, Colo.

    Roads in Colorado reopen as waters recede

    ore highways in northern Colorado that were cut off because of destructive flooding last week are being reopened, helping reduce the number of people in need of emergency shelters and, transportation officials hope, reducing traffic congestion in heavily populated areas along the Front Range. “I think for a lot of people it’s not returning to normal, per se, but it’s starting to get there with...

    Bert Hoddinott Jr., 80, of St. Charles is a former graphic designer and has painted, drawn and crafted wooden carvings since he was a child. Though he has never shown his extensive collection of work in a gallery, he recently published a book of his work.

    St. Charles man gets into publishing with first coffee-table book

    Bert Hoddinott Jr. of St. Charles has been painting and drawing for 75 years. His son persuaded him to put his work, which had never displayed publically, in a coffee-table book. “My wife thinks I am a great artist,” Hoddinott said. “I consider myself a Sunday painter, someone with a hobby.”

    Donald O. Palmer

    Man charged in Waukegan standoff

    Waukegan police said Saturday that Donald O. Palmer was charged with several counts related to firearms after a gas was emitted to force an end of a standoff with police late Friday. Palmer, 37, was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, unlawful possession of firearm ammunition by a felon, unlawful possession of a...


    Mt. Prospect bans groundwater wells by Busse Car Wash

    The Mount Prospect Village Board last week passed a ban on groundwater wells in the vicinity of the Busse Car Wash property at 113 E. Prospect Ave. According to village documents, the ordinance was drafted at the request of co-owner Mark Busse, who would then be able to obtain a No Further Remediation Letter from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Then, no further cleanup would be...

    Ken Norton, left, and heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali trade right punches in the late rounds of their title fight in New York’s Yankee Stadium.

    Notable deaths last week

    Heavyweight boxer Ken Norton, Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, Toyota chairman Eiji Toyoda among people of note who have recently passed away.


    Car slams into cyclists, killing 2

    The crash happened on a two-lane bridge in Hampton at about 8:30 a.m., just after the start of the 40th annual Granite State Wheelmen Tri-State Seacoast Century ride.

    FILE- In this Sept. 4, 2013, file photo, Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, right, greets Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio at the Staten Island ferry terminal in New York. Lhota, the Republican nominee for mayor, faces long odds, down 40 points in the polls to de Blasio. One pundit says Lhota has little chance to win ìunless thereís a disaster.î (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    Republican Lhota happy to play underdog in NYC mayor’s race

    Overall, Joe Lhota has trailed de Blasio 65 to 22 percent. But Lhota is convinced that voters will be wary of Bill de Blasio’s liberalism and opt for “the executive-level leadership” that he believes defines his professional life.

    People walk past election campaign posters Friday of different parties, in Irbil, Iraq, a day ahead of the self-ruled northern Kurdish region’s fourth election for local parliament since 1992.

    Car bomb kills 54 at funeral, Iraq officials say
    A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car near a funeral tent packed with mourners and another bomber on foot blew himself up nearby in a Shiite part of Baghdad early Saturday evening, the deadliest assault in a day of attacks that claimed at least 65 lives in Iraq.


    Russia says North Korea fired shots in the path of Russian boat
    A Russian fishing boat was in the line of shots fired by a North Korean navy ship in the Sea of Japan, where it was then detained and searched before continuing its journey, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said. No one was hurt and the ship was not damaged in the incident, which took place yesterday, the ministry said in a statement on its website today.

    Associated Press Samina Mohammad, who oversees the youth program forwards texted questions to the imam, during a youth group meeting at a mosque, Friday, Sept. 6, in Anaheim, Calif. American Born Imams are rare, 85 percent of full time, paid imams in the U.S. are foreign-born. But, the demand for them is huge as concern grows about young Muslim Americans straying from a faith they no longer find relevant.

    Demand for US-born imams up in American mosques
    Mustafa Umar, an imam in Southern California, is popular with the Muslim teenagers who attend his mosque. They pepper him with questions about sensitive topics like marijuana use, dating and pornography. Umar, 31, is a serious Islamic scholar who has studied the Quran in the Middle East, Europe and India — but he’s also a native Californian. That pedigree is rare — 85 percent of fulltime, paid...

    A stray dog is seen in southwest Detroit, Saturday, Sept. 21. Volunteers will be out Saturday and Sunday in an attempt to count the number of strays as part of an Internet documentary series. It also is seen as a first step in finding a way to humanely deal with what has become a disease and safety risk for residents as the strays breed, increasing their population even as the city’s population falls.

    Survey attempts to number Detroit’s stray dogs
    On Saturday and Sunday, volunteers will scour Detroit in an attempt to count the number of strays as part of an Internet documentary series. It also is seen as a first step in finding a way to humanely deal with what has become a disease and safety risk for residents as the strays breed, increasing their population even as the city’s population falls.

    A Sri Lankan police officer stands guard as ethnic Tamils women arrive to cast their vote at a polling station during the northern provincial council election in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Sept. 21. Ethnic Tamil voters in Sri Lanka’s war-ravaged north went to the polls Saturday to form their first functioning provincial government, hoping it is the first step toward wider regional autonomy after decades of peaceful struggle and a bloody civil war.

    War-scarred Sri Lankan Tamils see hope in election
    Ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka’s war-ravaged north voted Saturday to form their first functioning provincial government, hoping it is the first step toward wider regional autonomy and a cornerstone to prevent another cycle of violence. Tamils fought for self-rule for more than six decades after the country gained independence, first through a peaceful struggle and then a bloody civil war, but failed.


    Obama to GOP: End brinkmanship on budget, debt

    President Barack Obama is appealing to the public anew to pressure Congress to stop undermining his health care law through measures that would threaten a government shutdown or a default on the government’s debts.

    In this July 24 file photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cruz says he will fight ‘with every breath’ to stop the 2010 health care law from taking effect, even if it means shutting down segments of the federal government. There is a clear divide forming in the emerging field of potential 2016 presidential candidates, between those say they are making a stand on principle, willing to oppose the law at all costs, and those taking what they call a pragmatic approach, accepting grudgingly the measure as law, and moving forward.

    Cruz, Lee plan on ‘Obamacare’ unnerves some in GOP

    Ted Cruz and Mike Lee stand as the Senate’s dynamic duo for conservatives, crusading against President Barack Obama’s health care law. But at the same time they’ve infuriated many congressional Republicans with a tactic they consider futile, self-serving and detrimental to the party’s political hopes in 2014.

    Associated Press/File photo/Nov. 21, 2010 Cardinal Mauro Piacenza walks past Pope Benedict XVI after receiving Cardinal’s ring during a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican. Pope Francis on Saturday effectively demoted a highly conservative Italian cardinal who led the Vatican’s department on clergy, while keeping in place a German prelate who wages the Catholic church’s crackdown on liberal U.S. nuns and helps craft its sex-abuse response. Francis removed Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, with a reputation for being highly traditional on matters of liturgy and the question of priestly celibacy, from the important post of prefect of the congregation for clergy. Piacenza had only held that post since 2010, when he was appointed by Francis’ predecessor, Benedict XVI, whose retro tastes in papal vestments and preference for traditional ceremonies found a supporter in the Italian prelate.

    Pope keeps cleric who leads nun crackdown in job
    Pope Francis on Saturday effectively demoted a highly conservative Italian cardinal who led the Vatican’s department on clergy, while keeping in place a German prelate who wages the Catholic church’s crackdown on liberal U.S. nuns and helps craft its sex-abuse response.


    Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger to be great-grandfather

    Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, 70, is set to become a great-grandfather as the British rock group contemplates another global tour, according to the Mirror.

    Strong waves hit students and volunteers joining the international coastal cleanup day at the polluted Manila bay, Philippines on Saturday Sept. 21. Usagi, the most powerful typhoon of the year swept through the Luzon Strait separating the Philippines and Taiwan on Saturday, battering island communities and dumping rain as it eyed landfall in Hong Kong.

    Typhoon hits Taiwan, Philippines, nears Hong Kong

    The most powerful typhoon of the year swept through the Luzon Strait separating the Philippines and Taiwan on Saturday, Sept. 21, battering island communities with heavy rains and strong winds as it headed straight for Hong Kong. At least two people were killed in the Philippines, and two others were missing.

    A security officer helps a wounded woman outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday, Sept. 21, after gunmen threw grenades and opened fire during an attack that left multiple dead bodies and dozens wounded. A witness to the attacks on the upscale shopping mall says that gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave and that non-Muslims would be targeted.

    Witness: Kenya mall attackers target non-Muslims

    Gunmen threw grenades and opened fire Saturday, Sept. 21, killing at least 10 people in an attack targeting non-Muslims at an upscale mall in Kenya's capital that was hosting a children's day event, witnesses said. A local hospital was overwhelmed with the number of wounded being brought in hours after the attack, so they had to divert them to a second facility.

    A security officer helps a wounded woman outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday, Sept. 21, after gunmen threw grenades and opened fire during an attack that left multiple dead bodies and dozens wounded. A witness to the attacks on the upscale shopping mall says that gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave and that non-Muslims would be targeted.

    Kenya attackers targeting non-Muslims
    A witness to the attacks at Nairobi’s upscale mall says that gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave and that non-Muslims would be targeted. Elijah Kamau said Saturday that attackers with AK-47s and grenades made the statement about Muslims as they began their attack at the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya’s capital around midday. Gunmen threw grenades and opened fire during the attack.

    Robert Fieseler

    Naperville cops react to councilman’s criticism

    Naperville’s police union has taken exception to criticism from a city council member regarding behavior that prompted the recent $430,000 settlement of an excessive force civil suit. In a statement, Naperville Fraternal Order of Police President Vince Clark said council member Robert’s Fieseler’s claim that “police have been overreaching” was both “offensive and ironic.”

    Groot Industries Inc. is proposing a waste transfer facility for Route 120 and Porter Drive in Round Lake Park.

    10-hour Round Lake Park garbage station hearing is Monday

    Public input on a proposed waste transfer facility in Round Lake Park is scheduled to begin Monday. Considerable interest is expected as the village has booked 15 dates through mid-October to accommodate anyone who wants to weigh in. “We have to decide if Groot is meeting all the criteria,” said Mayor Linda Lucassen. “It’s just like a jury; you have to listen to all the evidence.”

    Volunteers Don Wells of Roselle and Bill Glisson of Batavia reflect on their night spent with “The Wall That Heals” in Elgin. Both men planned to return and work overnight Friday.

    Volunteers guard veterans memorial overnight in Elgin

    In the stillness of the night, volunteer guards Don Wells and Bill Glisson had plenty of time overnight to take in the full, emotional impact of the legacy of the Vietnam War. “It’s kind of eerie but sad,” Wells, of Roselle, said before the sun was up early Friday morning, referring to “The Wall That Heals,” a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

    Polio survivor Ayuba Gufwan tells Amanda Hegel, 11, who is in the fifth grade at Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary in Arlington Heights, about how he started Wheelchairs for Nigeria.

    Nigerian polio survivor explains his charity work to Arlington Hts. students

    Nigerian polio survivor Ayuba Gufwan, who started the charity Wheelchairs for Nigeria, spoke Friday with the fifth-grade class at Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School in Arlington Heights about his life and his work. He has a personal connection to the school through its former principal and namesake, Mary Stitt, now almost 90. See the video.

    Iranian President Hasan Rouhani speaks during an interview with state television at the presidency in Tehran, Iran.

    U.S., Iran stir diplomatic waters

    As part of the effort to cast a promising outlook on Iranian diplomacy, Hasan Rouhani touted his commitment to “constructive engagement” in a column published Friday in The Washington Post. He wrote that nations spend a lot of time, perhaps too much, discussing what they don’t want rather than what they do want.

    Veterinarian Andres Rodriguez feeds milk Thursday to quadruplet calves born on the state-owned dairy farm in Picadura, Cuba.

    Have a cow, man. And another, and another...

    According to U.S. and European experts, the odds of delivering live quadruplet calves are one in 11 million births.


    Libertyville’s Billy Knutson follows his chip shot on No. 6 at Wheeling’s Invitational held at Chevy Chase Golf Club in Wheeling on Saturday.

    Score one for the North Shore at Wheeling Invitational

    It happens at almost every boys golf tournament, especially the more prestigious ones such as Saturday’s Wheeling Wildcat Invitational. Weekend warrior golfers on their way to the first tee pass by the tourney scorer’s table and are surprised to see they’ll have to be sharing the course with a bunch of high schoolers. Then they look at the scores on the leader board, and jaws drop. That was the case again at Chevy Chase, where St. Viator junior Nick Carlson shot 75, good for seventh place individually in a meet that was dominated by low marks from North Shore schools. Glenbrook North (298) won the team trophy, besting second-place Lake Forest (302) while Highland Park’s Brian Ohr was individual medalist with a 3-under par 69.


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

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger rolls out against the Cincinnati Bengals in the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

    Big Ben will be main focus for Bears

    The Steelers have dealt with numerous problems and personnel losses while stumbling to the first 0-2 start under coach Mike Tomlin, but they still have quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who will be the focus of the Bears' defense tonight at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.


    N. Illinois squeaks past EIU

    A matchup of two impressive quarterbacks lived up to its billing Saturday as Eastern Illinois' Jimmy Garoppolo and Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch combined for nearly 900 yards of offense. NIU rallied from an early 20-0 deficit to win a 43-39 shootout in DeKalb.

    UNLV lineman Sonny Sanitoa sacks Western Illinois quarterback Trenton Norvell in the first quarter of Saturday night’s game in Las Vegas.

    UNLV takes down WIU 38-7

    Caleb Herring threw for 140 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another 57 to lead UNLV to a 38-7 win over Western Illinois Saturday night in Las Vegas.


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

    Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint runs for 35 yards to score a touchdown during the second half of Saturday night’s game against Connecticut at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.

    No. 15 Michigan dodges upset, beats UConn 24-21

    Fitzgerald Toussaint ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns, Desmond Morgan made a one-handed interception in the fourth quarter that swung the game Michigan’s way and the 15th-ranked Wolverines dodged another upset with a 24-21 victory against Connecticut on Saturday night.

    Southern Illinois defenders Boo Rodgers, top, and Leonard Garron bring down Southeast Missouri quarterback Kyle Snyder (12) during the second quarter of Saturday’s game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. SIU won 36-19.

    SIU beats rival SE Missouri 36-19

    Malcolm Agnew ran for 127 yards and a touchdown to lead Southern Illinois past rival Southeast Missouri 36-19 on Saturday, in the first football game at the new Busch Stadium.


    ISU turns back Abilene Christian 31-17

    Collin Keoshian scored on a 3-yard run to cap a 91-yard drive midway through the fourth quarter as Illinois State christened its remodeled stadium by holding off Abilene Christian 31-17 Saturday night.


    North Shore Country Day edges Christian Liberty

    Call it progress made, but the first victory of the season was still a near-miss.Christian Liberty Academy’s football team came up short against host North Shore Country Day on Saturday, falling 16-12 in Northeastern Athletic Conference play.It was by far the most competitive game of the season for the Chargers (0-4), who scored their first points this fall.North Shore Country Day improved to 1-3.


    Blackhawks’ Raanta gains valuable experience

    Blackhawks rookie goalie Antti Raanta likely will be headed to Rockford soon, but he’ll always have the memory of facing and beating Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals 5-4 in a shootout Friday in his first NHL game.

    Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy, right, battles Red Wings center Riley Sheahan for the puck during the preseason opener last week.

    Blackhawks’ Leddy looking for fast start

    Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy has some additional motivation for the start of this season. After being invited to his first U.S. Olympic orientation camp last month, Leddy wants a spot on that team and will need to play well over the first three months of the season to get one.

    Missouri’s James Franklin escapes the grasp of Indiana’s David Cooper during the second half of Saturday night’s game in Bloomington, Ind.

    Missouri offense beats up Hoosiers 45-28

    James Franklin threw for 343 yards and two touchdowns, and defensive end Kony Ealy returned an interception 49 yards for a score to lead Missouri past Indiana 45-28 on Saturday night.


    Fire falls to Crew 3-0

    Dominic Oduro gave Columbus the early lead, Federico Higuain converted a penalty kick to in the second half and the Crew cruised to a 3-0 victory over the short-handed Chicago Fire on Saturday night. Chicago dropped from fifth into a tie for sixth with Philadelphia at 39 points.


    Runner-up finish for Hersey at home

    Hersey’s girls volleyball team took second place in its own six-team invite, falling to Lake Zurich in the championship. The Huskies had won all four of their matches in two sets before the Bears took the title match 25-20, 25-22 at the Carter Gymnasium in Arlington Heights. Defending Mid-Suburban League champion Hersey, which evened its overall record to 8-8, was led on attack by sophomore Liz Fuerst (31 kills), junior Courtney Stedman (31), junior Kelly Hill (22), junior Gabri Olhava (17), sophomore Katie Rozanki (13) and junior Caity Strozewski (10).

    The Tigers’ Andy Dirks, right, is congratulated for his three-run home run by Victor Martinez during the ninth inning Saturday night against the White Sox in Detroit.

    Sox blow 6-run lead, lose to Tigers in 12th

    The Detroit Tigers tied the game with an astonishing six-run rally in the ninth inning, then beat the Chicago White Sox 7-6 on Saturday night when Omar Infante hit an infield single with the bases loaded in the 12th. Infante’s grounder deflected off the glove of reliever Jacob Petricka (1-1) with one out, and the Tigers spilled onto the field with Comerica Park in a frenzy.


    Northern Illinois outlasts EIU 43-39

    Jordan Lynch accounted for 424 yards of offense in the air and on the ground as Northern Illinois overcame six touchdown passes by Jimmy Garoppolo to pull out a 43-39 victory on Saturday night. Garoppolo, with 450 yards on 34-of-49 passing, tied Tony Romo’s school career record of 85 TD throws.


    Young Mundelein in fine form at Steeple Chase

    Mundelein’s freshman trio was at it again Saturday. Ryan Magee and Tyler White each shot a 75, with Magee earning medalist honors on a tiebreaker, and Brett Parola fired a 77, as the Mustangs won their own invite at Steeple Chase Golf Club. Mundelein’s 304 was 7 strokes better than runner-up Huntley (311).


    Lake Zurich goes 5-0 at Hersey

    Lake Zurich’s girls volleyball team continued its hot start to the season Saturday, getting contributions from several players in capturing the Hersey tournament with a 5-0 record. Lake Zurich (15-2) did not lose a set.


    Friendly playoff payoff for Prospect’s Scaccia, Caporusso

    Early in the season, Ally Scaccia lost in a playoff for the championship of the Prospect Invite. Saturday at the Rockford Invite, the Prospect senior got another chance to win a tournament through a playoff at the Ingersoll Golf Course. This time, she wasn’t even all that worried about winning. That’s because she was playing her teammate Noreen Caporusso. “We were laughing the whole time,” said Scaccia, who sank a 5-foot putt on the second playoff hole to claim her first invite championship of her high school career.


    Prospect makes the grade at Lincoln-Way West

    In the college events meet hosted by Lincoln-Way West on Saturday, Prospect’s girls swimming and diving squad turned out to be the big team on campus. The Knights amassed 905 points to top runner-up Homewood-Flossmoor (871) and four more squads for the team championship.


    Benet tourney streak still going

    Just prior to the start of Saturday’s title match of the Wheaton Classic, it looked for a moment like defending champion Benet might have to play without its starting setter.

    Henrik Stenson eyes his putt on the sixth hole Saturday at the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

    Stenson takes 4-shot lead into Sunday at East Lake

    Stepping in from rain that ruined his rhythm and the back end of his round, Henrik Stenson was more interested in looking forward at the Tour Championship. He still had a four-shot lead. He was one round from capturing two trophies worth $11.44 million, including the FedEx Cup.

    Metea Valley’s Amanda Burson wins the 100-yard freestyle, during the girls swimming’s Wildcat Invite at West Chicago High School.

    Metea Valley sophomores go to the head of the class

    It’s become apparent that the Metea Valley girls swimming team has two of the better freestyle sprinters in the state in sophomores Amanda Burson and Madeline Sandberg.


    Crystal Lake South 2nd at Asics

    The Crystal Lake South girls volleyball team continued its strong season this weekend with a second-place finish at the prestigious Asics Preview Tournament in Chicago.The Gators went 4-1 in the tournament, beating Fenwick, Chicago Christian, the Mother McAuley JV and Lyons before losing in 3 sets to Lincoln-Way Central.Leading CL South (14-2) in the tournament were Nicole Slimko (15 blocks, 30 kills), Cassy Sivesind (113 assists), Avalon Nero (8 blocks, 40 kills, 19 digs), Carly Nolan (35 digs, 57 kills) and Hannah Wilson (52 digs).At Westminster Christian: Elgin went 4-1 at the Westminster tournament, beating U-High, IMSA, Mooseheart and Ottawa Marquette and losing to the host Warriors. Tanya Welch (12 aces, 13 digs, 77 assists), Melanie Berg (36 kills), Abby Pierre-Louis (31 kills), Emma Sirridge (10 aces, 7 blocks) and Jessica Ramirez (8 kills, 17 blocks) led the Maroons.The host Warriors took third place at the tournament., also going 4-1. They beat Mooseheart, IMSA, Elgin and Woodstock North and lost to U-High. Leading Westminster (11-3-3) for the day were Claire Speweik (9 aces, 36 kills, 34 assists), Courtney Gnan (15 aces, 25 kills), Savannah Dutcher (3 aces, 18 kills, 15 blocks), Christina Cusumano (5 aces, 13 kills) and Emma Kovachevich (5 aces, 35 assists).Elgin Academy was 0-4 in the tournament, losing to Ottawa Marquette, Woodstock North, Kirkland Hiawatha and Waukegan. Kaitlyn Pearson (24 kills, 4 blocks, 5 digs, 4 aces), Olivia Oberdorf (25 digs) and Maggie Veltri (23 assists, 5 aces) led the Hilltoppers.At Vernon Hills: Jacobs finished second in the Vernon Hills tournament, beating Chicago Jones, Vernon Hills, the Libertyville JV and Buffalo Grove and losing to Glenbard North. Kassie Kasper (5 kills, 8 assists, 7 aces, 30 digs), Ester Onate (9 aces), Bridget Wallenberger (16 blocks, 28 kills), Mackie Traub (67 assists, 6 aces, 22 digs, 7 kills), Allie Campbell (12 kills), Jenna Bilgrien (15 kills, 17 digs, 5 blocks) and Kyla Fitzsimmons (23 kills, 7 aces, 6 digs, 5 blocks) led the Golden Eagles (9-7).At Maine East: South Elgin went 3-2 at the Maine East Invite, beating Addison Trail, Deerfield and Oak Forest and losing to Maine West and Stagg. Leading the Storm (9-7) were Katie Innis (31 digs, 10 aces), Renee Rush (32 kills), Adriana Loiacano (55 assists) and Ashley Oandasan (22 kills, 38 blocks).At St. Viator: Larkin, playing without starting middle Paige Grantham (ACT), went 2-3 at the St. Viator tournament. Leading the Royals (12-10) in the tournament were Olicia Kofie (10 aces, 27 kills, 3 blocks, 20 digs), Brianna Stewart (9 aces, 34 kills, 9 assists, 4 blocks, 38 digs), Alyssa McGhee (4 kills, 39 assists, 24 digs), Natalie Kofie (6 kills, 33 assists, 7 digs), Mia Gill (5 aces, 19 digs), Alexis Price (2 aces, 13 kills, 9 digs) and Danielle Newquist (9 kills, 10 digs).At Glenbard West: Streamwood was 1-4 at the Glenbard West tournament, beating Morton but losing to Glenbard West, Fremd, Lake Park and Northside Prep. Hannah McGlone had 35 kills to lead the Sabres (7-12).


    Boys soccer/Fox Valley roundup

    Dundee-Crown still unbeaten: The Chargers were denied a chance to play for the Indian Cup championship at Hononegah Saturday but they did come away from the tournament still unbeaten. After beating Champaign Centennial 1-0, D-C tied host Hononegah, 0-0, but the Indians advanced to the title game based on goal differential in the tournament. William Campos scored the Chargers’ goal off an assist from Salvador Rodriguez in the win over Champaign and Jose Gonzalez made 4 saves in goal. He then stopped 5 shots against Hononegah but D-C (11-0-1) couldn’t find the back of the net either.CL South falls twice: At the Hononegah tournament, the Gators (5-6-3) fell to Springfield 4-0 and to Rockford Guilford 4-2. Ryan Russmann scored both goals in the loss to Guilford. Gus Alvarez made 7 saves and Dalton Kause had 2 in the two games.Jacobs splits: The Golden Eagles lost to host Hononegah 3-1 and beat Champaign Centennial 2-1 in the Indian Cup Tournament at Hononegah. Jake Blankenship and Konrad Wasliewski scored in the win over Champaign. Nick Voss had Jacobs’ goal in its loss to Hononegah.Larkin 1, Chicago Kelly 0: Josh Garcia scored the game’s only goal in the second half as the Royals (5-2-3) won in the Pepsi Showdown. Leo Perez had 5 saves for Larkin.Streamwood 7, Loyola 0: Nestor Ascencio had a goal and 3 assists and Jasminko Dizdarevic scored a hat trick to lead the Sabres to a Pepsi Showdown win. Alex Moreno, Blerim Shabani, Donnie Sosa and Brandon Malpartida each scored once for Streamwood (8-2). Sergio Blanco made 3 saves in goal for the Sabres.Northridge Prep 1, Westminster Christian 0: Alex Wojcic had 6 saves in goal for the Warriors (5-5) in this nonconference loss.

    Pat Pistorio

    South Elgin notches first win for Pistorio

    The nearly 10 weeks since Pat Pistorio was hired as the second head football coach in South Elgin’s brief history have been filled with long days for his players, his staff and the coach himself. All of which made Saturday’s 48-20 victory over visiting East Aurora a rewarding experience for everyone clad in silver and red, particularly after 3 losses to open the season. “They really needed that,” Pistorio said of his players and coaches, “It was something that was well deserved. There’s been lots of hard work, lots of 6 a.m. practices. We really push these kids whether it’s study table or lifting after practice. We’re here until 7:30, 8 o’clock every night with these kids. They’re buying in. I’m very happy to see some success finally.”


    Extra effort once again, but Lane stops Libertyville

    It was another battle for Libertyville’s boys soccer team, as a second straight game took the Wildcats into overtime. It turned out to be too much for the Wildcats, as eighth-seeded Lane Tech got past No. 5 Libertyville 1-0 in 2OTs Saturday afternon in the semifinals of the 10th Annual Pepsi Showdown at Lyons Township. Lane Tech (10-1-1) earned the opportunity to play No. 4 Morton (8-1) in the championship game Sept. 29 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview.


    Palatine powers up in Peoria

    Palatine’s girls cross country team is off to a flying start. The Pirates offered a strong pack in storming to the Richards Springs Invitational title with 94 points, outdistancing New Trier (140 points) and Glenbard West (159 points) in the 58-team field. Palatine won the Hinsdale Central Invite two weeks ago and showed no signs of slowing down on Saturday, placing five runners in the top 26 with an impressive 7-second split at Detweiller Park in Peoria.


    Rodriguez, Hersey third at Detweiller

    Junior David Rodriguez (14:40) took third individually in leading Hersey’s boys cross country team to a third-place team finish with 157 points at the Richards Springs Invitational at Detweiller Park in Peoria.

    Michigan State running back Jeremy Langford, left, battles with Notre Dame cornerback Bennett Jackson to pick up yardage during the first half Saturday’s in South Bend, Ind.

    No. 22 Notre Dame downs Michigan State 17-13

    Notre Dame took advantage of a trick play that backfired, as well as four pass interference calls and a holding penalty that kept drives alive, to defeat Michigan State for the third straight time. The mistakes led to all of Notre Dame's points in the 17-13 victory, including two on the game-winning drive after a pass by Michigan State receiver R.J. Shelton led to an interception by safety Matthias Farley, setting up the go-ahead touchdown.

    Wauconda’s Josh Anderson hauls in a pass play despite pressure from North Chicago’s Brandon Coofer in the second quarter for major yardage at North Chicago on Saturday.

    Shead, North Chicago edge Wauconda

    An achy ankle, which has failed to keep him off the field, wasn’t going to keep Arnold Shead down. Nor was a celebratory, leaping chest bump from a teammate that was delivered exuberantly enough to knock the North Chicago football star off his cleats. It was the day after his 18th birthday, after all. And crushing defeats in back-to-back weeks wasn’t an option. So Shead mustered up the moxie and will, and willed his Warhawks to victory, 10-3 over previously undefeated Wauconda.


    DiBlasi, Cary-Grove on fire at Dundee-Crown invite

    It’s almost scary how good Brandon DiBlasi’s score could have been. Even with a triple bogey on his final hole, the Cary-Grove golfer carved out a nifty 3-under par 68 to take individual honors at Saturday’s 40th annual Dundee-Crown Charger Classic held at Randall Oaks Golf Course. DiBlasi’s 18-hole round included 6 birdies and 24 putts, He was 1 stroke from setting the invitational record set by Fremd’s Jamie Drost, who carded a 67 last season. Drost shot a 71 during Saturday’s round.


    Elk Grove freshman Vujanic shines at invite

    Elk Grove hosted its annual Sara Jackson Tennis Invite Saturday morning. Unlike traditional weekend tournaments, Elk Grove’s invitational doesn’t play the third and fourth doubles teams. The invite had a second flight at Maine West. After everything transpired, Jacobs would notch a victory in the tournament posting 21 points. Grayslake Central was second with 17 points and Timothy Christian recorded 15 points for third place. Area teams Maine West, Wheeling and Elk Grove were all participants in the day’s competition. Elk Grove finished in fourth with 14 points, while Wheeling (11 points) and Maine West (7 points) finished fifth and sixth respectively.

    Cubs manager Dale Sveum has received no vote of confidence from his bosses.

    Epstein message was to Cubs players, too

    The Cubs’ record wouldn’t be any better the last two years with John McGraw at the helm, and Theo Epstein has said from the beginning that Dale Sveum wouldn’t be judged on winning percentage. The problem is Sveum’s biggest responsibility the last two years was overseeing the development of Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo and Jeff Samardzija, and that hasn’t gone well.

    Anthony Rizzo celebrates with Nate Schierholtz after Rizzo scored on Schierholtz’s sacrifice fly to cap the Cubs’ 3-run eighth inning Saturday at Wrigley Field.

    Cubs’ Strop looks good as he picks up save

    Bygones were bygones between the Cubs and closer Kevin Gregg as Gregg apologized for critical comments he made Friday. The Cubs kept Gregg on the team. Pedro Strop then earned the save in Saturday's 3-1 victory over the Braves, striking out the side in the ninth inning.

    Shortstop Javier Baez was at Wrigley Field on Saturday to be honored as the Cubs’ minor-league player of the year.

    A peek at Cubs’ future always refreshing

    The Cubs brought their minor-league player and pitcher of the year to Wrigley Field Saturday. Shortstop Javier Baez tore it up at two levels and may force the Cubs' hand next year. The question is where to play him. Pitcher Kyle Hendricks has been an eye-opener since the Cubs got him from Texas in July 2012.


    Fenton gives up nothing

    Fenton jumped on Rich East early and continued on to win 31-0 on Saturday in Park Forest.

    Batavia's Rourke Mullins and Jordan Zwart celebrate a touchdown against Streamwood Saturday at Millennium Field in Streamwood.

    Batavia bowls over Streamwood

    Glenbard North, Richards and archrival Geneva had the Batavia football team at fever pitch the first three weeks of the season. The Bulldogs showed no letdown in their Week 4 game Saturday at Streamwood. Scoring 7 first-half touchdowns, 4 by tailback Anthony Scaccia, Batavia rolled to a 56-14 win over host Streamwood in Upstate Eight Conference River Division play at Millennium Field. “We knew that the atmosphere was going to be different, we knew that the crowd was going to be little different and it didn't have the same kind of energy like the first three games,” said Batavia quarterback Micah Coffey, who completed 12 of 14 passes including all 8 second-quarter attempts, for 202 yards and 5 touchdowns all in the first half.


    Weber, Niesel lead Burlington C. to title at ACC

    Burlington Central senior Matt Weber defeated teammate Austin Niesel on the first playoff hole to win the individual title and their matching 1-over par 72s led the Rockets to the team championship Saturday at the Aurora Central Catholic Invitational. The tournament was played at Phillips Park in Aurora, the same course many of the teams participating Saturday, including the Rockets, will play on in the Class 2A regional Oct. 8. Andrew Sherman shot an 83 and Jacob Ledbuhr added an 84 for BC, which shot a 311.


    Glenbard South ready to move into MSC after another win

    You can't call a 4-0 start torturous, but waiting for Week 5 hasn't been easy for Glenbard South's football team. Now that the Raiders are perfect through four games — thanks to Saturday's 29-12 nonconference victory over Rich South in Richton Park — they can fully focus on reclaiming the Metro Suburban Conference title.


    Despite another loss, Westminster Christian encouraged

    Searching for its first victory as a varsity football program, Westminster Christian received a shot of adrenaline right before halftime Saturday after DeShawn Bloom's 4-yard touchdown run sliced Hiawatha's lead to 14-13. “They're a first-year program looking for their first victory,” said Hiawatha coach Sean Donnelly. “My biggest fear was that if we kept them in the game bad things happen.” Unfortunately for the Warriors (0-4, 0-4), most of the bad things that happened in the second half went against them. Hiawatha (3-1, 3-1) scored touchdowns on its first 3 offensive possessions of the second half and pulled away for a 40-27 Northeastern Athletic Conference triumph in Elgin.

    Penn State running back Zach Zwinak tries to elude Kent State defensive lineman Roosevelt Nix in the first half of Saturday’s game in State College, Pa.

    Zwinak scores 3 TDs as Penn State shuts out Kent State

    Zach Zwinak had 65 yards rushing and scored three times for the second straight week in leading the Nittany Lions (3-1) to a 34-0 win over the Kent State Golden Flashes. All three of Zwinak’s scores came from inside 2 yards for Penn State, which bounced back from a 34-31 loss to Central Florida.

    Nebraska wide receiver Sam Burtch, top, catches a touchdown pass over South Dakota State defensive back Jake Gentile in the first half of Saturday’s game in Lincoln, Neb.

    Nebraska routs Jackrabbits 59-20 without Martinez

    Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Ron Kellogg III combined to pass for 305 yards, Ameer Abdullah ran for a career-high 139 yards and Nebraska shook off South Dakota State in the second quarter in a 59-20 victory Saturday. Armstrong got the start in place of the injured Taylor Martinez, but playing time was evenly split between the redshirt freshman and Kellogg.

    Karen Shelton, left, and her sister Sue Schrader, both of Lincoln, Neb., wear shirts in support of Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini on Saturday outside of Memorial Stadium before game between South Dakota State and Nebraska.

    Pelini draws mix of support, rebuke from fans

    Longtime Nebraska football fans Karen Shelton and Sue Schrader arrived at Memorial Stadium eager to show their support Saturday for embattled coach Bo Pelini. The sisters wore matching T-shirts proclaiming “I’m a BOliever.” The loyalty of Cornhuskers fans was tested after 2-year-old audio of Pelini’s expletive-filled rant against fans was leaked to the Deadspin.com sports website on Monday.

    Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon (25) celebrates his touchdown run with teammate Sam Arneson (49) during the first half of Saturday’s game against Purdue in Madison.

    No. 24 Wisconsin tramples Purdue 41-10

    Melvin Gordon ran for three touchdowns, James White added 145 yards and a 70-yard score, and No. 24 Wisconsin opened Big Ten play with a 41-10 win Saturday over Purdue. Wisconsin moved on nicely from last week’s stunning 32-30 loss to Arizona State, after officials mishandled the final seconds to deprive the Badgers of a game-winning field-goal try.

    Northwestern cornerback Matthew Harris runs with the ball past Maine wide receiver Arthur Williams (89) during the second half of Saturday’s game in Evanston.

    Defense preserves win for Northwestern

    Northwestern improved to 4-0 as it wrapped up its non-conference slate, but this was not the consistent, steady performance coach Pat Fitzgerald was looking for heading into the Big Ten season. If not for the interception returns for scores, Maine (3-1) very well could have been shooting for an upset down the stretch.

    The Cubs’ Dioner Navarro singles to score Donnie Murphy during the eighth inning of Saturday’s home game against the Braves.

    Cubs score 3 in 8th, rally past Braves 3-1

    Dioner Navarro hit a tiebreaking single in a three-run eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat Atlanta 3-1 Saturday to keep the Braves on the brink of the NL East championship. Atlanta’s magic number remained at one to clinch its first division title since 2005. Second-place Washington hosted Miami later Saturday.


    White Sox get minor leaguer in deal with Rays

    The Chicago White Sox have acquired minor league pitcher Frank De Los Santos in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays will receive cash or a player to be named.

    Mooseheart’s Wal Khat nears the finish to take fourth place at the Kaneland Invitational cross country meet in Elburn on Saturday, September 21. Glenbard West’s Paul Christian, left, came from behind to take third place.

    Glenbard West enjoys latest trip to Eddington

    In the early going of the cross country season Glenbard West has dealt with more than its share of injuries and illness, but it looks like there’s better days ahead right around the corner. Glenbard West finished second to Crystal Lake Central on Saturday at the Eddington Invitational hosted by Kaneland at Elburn Woods. The Hilltoppers scored 53 points to finish 12 behind the Tigers.

    Above: Kaneland’s Brianna Bower took fifth place Saturday. Below: Rosary’s Madison Ronzone was first for the Royals and 15th overall.

    Geneva claims Eddington title

    For a girls cross country team still not at 100 percent, Geneva sure is making it look like big things are coming this fall. The Vikings placed the seventh, eighth and ninth runners into the chute Saturday at Elburn Woods, leading the way to the team championship at the annual Eddington Invitational. Geneva scored 64 points to beat the 17-team field. Crystal Lake Central (79), Kaneland (122), Rosary (128) and Belvidere North (131) rounded out the top five.


    Burlington C. grad Holthus sets NU kills record

    Stephanie Holthus' 24 kills set a Northwestern volleyball record for the most in a three-set match as the Wildcats dominated the Miami University RedHawks, 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-15), at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston Friday night. The ‘Cats also topped South Florida earlier in the day, 3-2, to open the Wildcat Classic.

    Wauconda’s Josh Anderson is tackled by Tazari Bryant for short yardage in the first half of varsity football at North Chicago High School on Saturday.

    Images: North Chicago vs. Wauconda football
    The North Chicago Warhawks hosted the Wauconda Bulldogs for football action on Saturday, Sept. 21.


    Buffalo Grove scores a win against Hoffman Estates

    Quick goals in succession from Zach Masciopinto and Nick Pilli was all an air-tight Buffalo Grove needed as the Bison earned 2-0 Mid-Suburban League boys soccer victory Saturday over Hoffman Estates on the turf at Grant Blaney Stadium.

    Streamwood’s Lance Roberts, 82, works upfield during Batavia at Streamwood football Saturday at Millennium Field at Streamwood High School.

    Images: Batavia vs. Streamwood football
    Streamwood hosted Batavia in football action Saturday afternoon at Millienium Field in Streamwood.

    Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith, top, catches a touchdown pass over Florida A&M cornerback Patrick Aiken during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Ohio State rolls over FAMU 76-0

    After a 76-0 victory over outmanned and overmatched Florida A&M, Urban Meyer couldn’t say for certain that his Ohio State team got a lot out of its meek non-conference schedule.“Obviously, at midnight next week, we’ll know,” the coach of No. 4 Ohio State said, referring to the Big Ten opener on Saturday against No. 24 Wisconsin. “Are we prepared? I like to think we are.”


    Evanston, MSL teams out in front at Warren

    With three teams in the top four places, it was a pretty great day for Mid-Suburban League girls cross country teams Saturday morning at the 21-team Warren Invitational. Evanston managed to hold off Fremd 94-105 for the championship of the 2.98-mile race on the grounds of the O’Plaine campus followed by MSL rivals Buffalo Grove (110 points) in third and Rolling Meadows (142 points) in fourth.


    It all adds up in Warren’s favor

    The final results could not have been much closer for the host Blue Devils Saturday morning at the 19-team Warren Invitational. But when the final results were tabulated, it was in fact the Blue Devils who would hoist the championship trophy as Warren nipped Glenbrook South 59-61 for the title. Led by sophomore Dustin Macuiba’s third-place finish on the 2.98-mile O’Plaine campus course, the Blue Devils’ top trio was outstanding with senior Marcus Shamberg in sixth and senior Adam Shurson in ninth to help give Warren the team crown for the second straight year.

    Chicago Sky rookie Elena Delle Donne, right, had 20 points against the Fever in Game 1, but it wasn't enough to get the win. The Sky faces elimination in Game 2 Sunday at Indianapolis, where the Sky is 2-15 alltime.

    Can Sky rebound against Fever?

    The Chicago Sky is facing elimination from the playoffs Sunday in Indianapolis against the defending champion Indiana Fever. Watch the game live at 2 p.m. on ESPN2. Patricia Babcock McGraw has more in her scouting report.

    Iowa’s Kevonte Martin-Manley celebrates after returning a punt 63-yards for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Western Michigan, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in Iowa City, Iowa. Martin-Manley returned two punts for touchdowns in the game as Iowa won 59-3.

    Hawkeyes roll past Western Michigan 59-3

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — Kevonte Martin-Manley returned back-to-back punts for touchdowns; B.J. Lowery returned a pair of interceptions for TDs and Iowa rolled past Western Michigan 59-3 on Saturday.The Hawkeyes (3-1) now enter Big Ten play with a three-game winning streak, their longest since 2010. Martin-Manley scored on returns of 83 and 63 yards early in the second quarter as Iowa jumped out to a 38-3 halftime lead. Lowery took back picks for 35 and 13-yard TDs for Iowa, which scored its most points since it had 62 against Northwestern in 2002. Tyler Van Tubbergen had 114 yards passing for the Broncos (0-4). At times earlier this season, Martin-Manley appeared far more willing to settle for a fair catch than to try to make a play. Martin-Manley’s new-found aggressiveness paid off with the best afternoon an Iowa returner has ever had. Martin-Manley beat roughly a half-dozen Broncos up the left sideline to put Iowa ahead 17-0. Western Michigan punter J. Schroeder then drilled a low liner to Martin-Manley, who caught it near the left hash marks, hit stride just after midfield and sprinted 63 yards into the end zone just 59 seconds later.Martin Manley was just the third player in Big Ten history with two punt returns for TDs in the same game and the first in 30 years.Lowery made a spectacular one-handed interception to help preserve last week’s win over Iowa State.That pick was nothing compared to his performance against the Broncos.Lowery intercepted Van Tubbergen in traffic and raced 35 yards for a touchdown to close out the first half — Iowa’s best since it scored 49 in a 56-0 win over Ball State in 2005. That was enough for Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck to bench Van Tubbergen in favor of Zach Terrell to start the second halfBut Terrell’s first pass was a perfect throw to the chest of Lowery, who happily took it 13 yards for a touchdown. The day would only get better for the resurgent Hawkeyes.Damond Powell, the speedy junior college transfer that many have viewed as the vertical threat Iowa has been searching for, broke free for a 29-yard TD and a 52-3 Iowa lead.Rudock was done for the day after attempting just 15 passes, completing 10 for 134 yards and two TDs. Workhorse running back and Stevenson alumni and Buffalo Grove native Mark Weisman only had 10 carries — as Martin-Manley and Lowery keyed Iowa’s first laugher in years.Jordan Canzeri and Jacob Hillyer also had touchdowns for the Hawkeyes.

    Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner (7) carries the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against San Jose State in Minneapolis, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Leidner leads Minnesota to 43-24 win over SJSU

    Quarterback Mitch Leidner rushed for 151 yards and four touchdowns to lift Minnesota to a 43-24 victory over San Jose State on Saturday. Leidner was filling in for injured starter Philip Nelson, who was out with a bad hamstring. He also passed for 71 yards as the Golden Gophers improved to 4-0.


    Technical difficulties interrupts some football videos

    Several high school football games Friday night that were listed on football.dailyherald.com as “watch live” games with video from High School Cube met with technical difficulties and were either interrupted or not broadcast. High School Cube has assured the Daily Herald it is working diligently to solve the issue.



    Harvard launches $6.5 billion capital campaign

    If it does so, the campaign would surpass a five-year, $6.2 billion campaign by Stanford University that ended last year. Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania have completed multiyear fundraising campaigns that netted $3.9 billion and $3.5 billion, respectively. Harvard’s endowment at the end of the last fiscal year was $30.7 billion.

    An iPhone with iOS 7 software, left, is displayed next to an iPhone with the older iOS 6 operating system, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 in New York. Much of the new iOS 7 software is about cosmetic changes. The three-dimensional magazine rack in the Newsstand app is gone, for instance.

    Review: New iOS software has features to discover

    Many of the changes in Apple’s operating system for mobile devices are cosmetic. Gone are three-dimensional icons that mimic real-world counterparts, such as a magazine rack for the Newsstand app. They are replaced by larger, two-dimensional icons sporting abstract designs and pastel colors. Apple also extended that new look to many of its apps. In Maps, the green boxes are replaced with solid white across the top.

    An iPhone with iOS 7 software displays the new look of the Control Center in New York. Much of the new iOS 7 software is about cosmetic changes.

    Tech Tips: Some tricks with new iOS 7, iPhones

    Apple’s new iPhones and iOS 7 operating system for mobile devices are packed with new features, although not of all them are readily apparent. I’ve had a chance to learn a few tricks in the week I spent with both the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S, which come with iOS 7 installed.


    Ex-Soviet programmers take on India in $48 billion market

    A slew of companies are building on engineering expertise grounded in the Soviet era to challenge Indian programming giants. Programmers from central and eastern Europe are “known for being very creative and capable of solving the most difficult programming problems.”


    Gates was Zuckerburg’s childhood hero

    As a child, Mark Zuckerberg idolized Microsoft CEO Bill Gates. "When I was growing up, Microsoft had this great mission: to put a computer on every desktop, in every office” and home, he said.


    Facebook news feed redefines personal relationships

    In the time before news feed, the Web was a strange, quiet, and probably very lonely place. I say “probably” because I can barely remember the way things worked back then. Is all this Facebook crushing intimacy good or bad for the world? None of us can say for sure yet.

    Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., speaks during a product announcement in California, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. 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 seeds future of wearable payment products in iPhone

    A new motion-sensor chip inside Apple's iPhone 5s lays the groundwork for wearable-computing products, while a fingerprint sensor opens more opportunities to make the smartphone a tool for making purchases at stores.

    Twitter Inc.’s market debut will be the most anticipated initial public offering since Facebook Inc. listed last year, and the microblogging service is making sure to avoid some of its rival’s pitfalls.

    Twitter learns from Facebook’s IPO follies

    Twitter is so deeply ingrained in the cultural conversation that its initial public offering is likely to be a hot topic on its trend-setting service for the next few months. Its stock market debut is also likely to be the most scrutinized coming-out party since Facebook went public in May 2012 and promptly flopped. Facebook’s follies made an impression on its social networking rival. Here are four signs of the Facebook influence on Twitter.

    The digital revolution is now chipping away at a millennia-old barrier: The Jewish Sabbath.

    Digital revolution chips away at Jewish Sabbath rules

    Only the most traditional interpret Judaism’s prohibition on working, or creating, on the Sabbath as prohibiting such activities as flicking a light switch, heating up the oven or driving a car between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday. But the digital revolution is now chipping away at a millennia-old barrier: The Jewish Sabbath.

    The Roamio comes in three versions. The 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. There's also a $400 version, the Plus, with the same six tuners but a 150-hour capacity, and a $200, four-tuner model that stores 75 hours and lacks some advanced features.

    TiVo puts TV everywhere with Roamio

    You can get a digital video recorder from your cable company. Want to watch something on Netflix or Hulu Plus? There's Apple TV, or Roku. And SlingBox lets you access your home TV service from anywhere over the Internet. Now there's a single device that does all of the above: the Roamio, from DVR pioneer TiVo.

    The new iPhone 5s sits atop the model that precedes it on Friday, the day of its release, at a Best Buy in Atlanta, Friday.

    Sen. Franken concerned about Apple’s fingerprint technology

    “Let me put it this way: if hackers get a hold of your thumbprint, they could use it to identify and impersonate you for the rest of your life,” the Minnesota Democrat said in a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

    Associated Press/April 19, 2013 Penguins from SeaWorld are escorted by their handlers on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the company’s IPO, in New York.

    Burst of IPOs follows market gains

    There have been 140 initial public offerings of stock this year, up 46 percent from the same time in 2012, according to IPO tracking firm Renaissance Capital. Of the eight companies that went public this week, two —cybersecurity software maker FireEye and technology advertising company RocketFuel — nearly doubled in value Friday.

Life & Entertainment

    Beef-A-Rama in Minoqua, Wis., is a carnivore's delight.

    On the road: Here's the beef

    Do you know someone who sees a rump roast as a thing of beauty? Minocqua's 49th annual Beef-A-Rama celebrates beef in all of its cuts. Also, Design Harvest, Chicago's annual street festival celebrating design, offers tents and courtyards filled with modern, vintage and handmade furniture and home accessories.

    Comprehensive lifestyle changes, including more fruit and vegetables as well as meditation and yoga, were shown to reverse signs of aging at the cellular level for the first time in a study published.

    Secret to staying young not in magic pill

    The fountain of youth may simply be a healthy diet and reduced stress after all, not a magic pill or expensive cosmetics. Comprehensive lifestyle changes, including more fruit and vegetables as well as meditation and yoga, were shown to reverse signs of aging at the cellular level for the first time in a study published.

    Grammy Award-winning R&B and former Broadway star Stephanie Mills is set to perform at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville on Saturday, Sept. 21.

    Weekend picks: Broadway star graces NCC stage

    former Broadway star Stephanie Mills (“The Wiz”) sings in concert Saturday at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall. See the newest cast members of the Australian kids band The Wiggles in the show “Taking Off! Live in Concert” Saturday at the Rosemont Theatre. Ben Vereen dances into the Raue Center in Crystal Lake Saturday.

    “The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler” by Ben Urwand

    ‘Collaboration’ looks at Nazis influence on Hollywood

    Using the loaded word “collaboration” to link Adolf Hitler and Hollywood may be interpreted by readers as a charge that the movie industry aided America’s enemy. Author Ben Urwand points to the term in correspondence from the period, but he fails to back up the premise inherent in the title of his book exploring the ways some U.S. studios bent to the will of Nazi Germany.

    Take in fall foliage on Highway 7 along the Buffalo River in Pruitt, Ark. The changing leaves of state’s hickory, oak and sweet gum trees lure thousands of visitors every fall.

    Changing colors lure visitors to Arkansas

    Arkansas may be best-known for Bill Clinton and Wal-Mart. But come autumn, the state gets attention for something else: stunning foliage. The brilliant yellow and red leaves of hickory, oak and sweet gum trees lure thousands of visitors to this part of the world every fall, and this year is expected to be no exception.

    Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) tests Tony Stark's mettle in the amazing "Iron Man 3."

    DVD previews: ‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘Room 237’

    Tony Stark takes on the bad guys in "Iron Man 3," Terence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave charm in what could have been a manipulative emotional tale in "Unfinished Song" and Kubrick's "The Shining" gets a closer look in "Room 237," all out on DVD Tuesday.

    Oak pressed-back dining-room chairs made circa 1910.

    Green paint aside, these old chairs are quite nice

    Q. This chair belonged to my grandmother, who was born in 1893. I remember seeing it in her house since the 1960s. There are actually two chairs, and I think someone tried to refinish them at one time. I am wondering if they are worth keeping.

    The kitchen features a wall of windows to create a bright, light environment.

    Listing of the week

    This magnificent brick, stone and stucco home with a cedar-shake roof in the Braymore Hills of Inverness subdivision was built using the most modern methods of construction and highest levels of craftsmanship by Integrity Homes of Wauconda, a well-known custom builder in the communities of Barrington, Inverness, Kildeer and Long Grove since 1998.


    In many cases, an appraisal before listing is unnecessary

    Q. Our development has townhouses and patio homes. Some have added porches. My question: Is it wise to have a bank appraisal before putting one’s home on the market?


    Condo boards must follow theses rules in budget preparation

    It’s budget preparation and adoption time for many associations. Here are some questions and answers that should help get through the process.


    Is the “too big to fail” problem too big to solve?

    There seems to be almost universal consensus that using public funds to protect large institutions from failure, commonly called “bailout,” is bad policy. There is nothing like a consensus, however, on what should be done about it, and execution seems to be floundering. Three approaches have emerged, only one of which has much chance of being successful.


    Suburban home sales up 28 percent in August
    Sales of single-family, detached homes in suburban Chicago increased 28 percent in August compared with the same period a year ago, according to statistics released by the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors.


    A question about crawl space foundation vents

    Q. My house has four crawl space foundation vents that have flaps that can be opened or closed. The furnace people said to keep the vents closed all the time. The exterminators who do annual inspections say the vents should be open. What is the right thing to do?

    Theresa and Mike Corcoran called for their dog Bailey while hanging out on the front porch with their daughter Maddie.

    Front porches make a huge comeback in the Midwest

    In suburbs across the country, homeowners are turning away from the garage-dominated facades of the stereotypical neighborhood and embracing the old-fashioned front porch. U.S. Census Bureau figures show that 63 percent of the houses built in the Midwest last year had porches, up 50 percent since 1992.



    The Soapbox

    Daily Herald editors offer thoughts on suburban topics from a memorable sports season to a lifesaving police officer.


    Don’t support the suppliers of gases
    A Carpentersville letter to the editor: I’m guessing that this resolution to our Mid East problems has been kicked around, but would probably cost our illustrious military-industrial industry some distress.


    Thoughtful couple returned lost dog
    A Lake Zurich letter to the editor: I live in Lake Zurich, and about 9 p.m. on a recent night, my beagle broke off her leash in the back yard and wandered into the wetlands behind my property.


    Aurora’s not Podunk with its theater
    An Aurora letter to the editor: I caught the Sunday, Sept. 14 evening performance of “In The Heights” at the Paramount Art Centre in Aurora and once again was awed by its Broadway-like excellence in terms of story, characterizations and overall production. However, as we were leaving the theater, I heard one patron snidely comment that she had seen high school productions that were better.


    GOP has its priorities misplaced
    A Lombard letter to the editor: I guess House Republicans would rather subsidize large corporations like the oil companies who are making record profits, companies that outsource their factories and rich people than subsidize Americans living in poverty, many of whom are children, elderly, and people working at minimum wage jobs.


    And nonchemical weapons are OK?
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: Murder is clearly reprehensible no matter the means. Why is mass killing using nonchemical weapons apparently less horrific and even acceptable?


    Parade was amazing, right down to the milk
    An Addison letter to the editor: I wanted to a take a moment and give you some feedback on Septemberfest parade which I attended. I am currently a resident from Addison and I have been attending the Bloomingdale parade for several years now. I must say that this year the parade was exceptional the music and the food was amazing.


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