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10 stories you may have missed this weekend

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  • Jeff Miller of Schaumburg is a United flight 232 survivor. He talks in his office about what he experienced that day and how he thinks about it everyday but suffers from no post-tramatic occurrences.

       Jeff Miller of Schaumburg is a United flight 232 survivor. He talks in his office about what he experienced that day and how he thinks about it everyday but suffers from no post-tramatic occurrences.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
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1. Twenty five years ago, a United Airlines DC-10 careened down a Sioux City, Iowa, runway in a fiery crash that killed 112 passengers. Miraculously, 184 survived, and some of them shared their stories with the Daily Herald's Marni Pyke.

2. Donna Stout admits it's a surprise that she was down in Houston this weekend competing for a medal in a national swimming competition. And why wouldn't it be? After all, not too long ago the Batavia wife and mother was at death's door and in need of a heart transplant.

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3. The mystery over a group of wedding photos found Memorial Day weekend along a an Arlington Heights road has been solved. Ann Langrill of Glenview said she was shocked when she saw pictures of her and her husband, Richard, on the television news after the Daily Herald initially reported the story.

4. A Geneva man is in the Kane County jail facing charges he killed his wife last weekend and left her body along railroad tracks near the couple's home. It was Geneva's first homicide in nearly 40 years, authorities say.

5. Let's face it: teens often make for terrible drivers. Two Naperville men are trying to change that with their book that compiles tips about driving in poor conditions, parking, vehicle maintenance, surviving the unexpected and even navigating the court system.

6. An 89-year-old Arlington Heights man reported missing since Friday was found safe early Sunday morning in Southwest suburban Lockport. Police say Joseph McMahon seemed confused, but otherwise healthy.

7. Nearly 50 brewers and hundreds of connoisseurs put the "beer" in Barrington on Saturday for the 11th annual Barrington Brew Fest. The event was expected to raise about $60,000 for the Barrington Area Council on Aging.

8. The performances by the top 15 contestants in this year's Suburban Chicago's Got Talent competition impressed guest judge Ron Onesti so much that he wondered aloud what was in the local drinking water.

9. A day on the Fox River nearly turned deadly Saturday for a kayaker. Fortunately, an onlooker was able to help the man make it to shore after his kayak flipped over, Aurora fire officials said.

10. A teenage boy was lucky to escape with minor injuries Saturday when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Lake in the Hills as crowds exited nearby Rockin' Ribfest. Police say heavy rains causing low visibility for the driver might have factored into the crash.

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