Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)

The Daily Herald is a daily newspaper both owned and published by Paddock Publications, Inc. First published in 1872, the Daily Herald is headquartered in Arlington Heights, Ill.The third largest newspaper in Illinois, the Daily Herald serves an area of about 1,300 square miles that includes Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties. The largest suburban newspaper in the Chicago area, the Daily Herald covers local and national news, as well as neighborhood and community events in the more than 90 communities it serves. Family owned and operated by the Paddocks for four generations, the Daily Herald started expanding in the late 1960s, growing from a weekly paper to five days a week and, finally, daily in 1981. It expanded its coverage area in the late 1980s and since 2000 has experiencd a growth in circulation of almost 20 percent in the suburban Chicago market. In 2010, the Daily Herald received a total of seven awards from the Inland Press Association's national journalism competition. Three of the awards were first place prizes in the areas of community leadership, explanatory journalism in the large-newspaper category (circulation over 75,000), and sports photography. In 2002, reporter Rukmini Callimachi was a finalist for the AP Managing Editors (APME) International Perspective Awards for a story and photographs that told about the lives of area immigrants through their own words. John Lampinen is Senior Vice President/Editor and Daniel E. Baumann is the Publisher.

Articles from April 11, 2004

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Acevedo Homers in VH Loss
Byline: Irv Solomon Daily Herald Correspondent At any level of baseball, good defense, clutch hitting and good pitching will win games. Unfortunately for Vernon Hills, it didn't get any of those in a 12-2 pounding by host Maine West in a nonconference...
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Addison Trail Tips Hosts at Meadows Invite
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent Addison Trail's best boys volleyball start in the last four seasons got even better with a 5-0 sweep for the championship in Saturday's Rolling Meadows Invitational. The accomplishment was even...
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All You Need to Create High School Map Was Learned in Kindergarten
Byline: Chris Bailey They truly believe their own babble, that much is apparent. Making the rest of us idiots in their minds, of course. No, this week it wasn't now-infamous school board President Karen Carney telling those who disagreed with...
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A Seventh-Heaven Day for Grant
Byline: Tom Kupfer Daily Herald Correspondent When Pam Staton and Amy LeJeune distanced themselves from the 800-meter pack before the first lap was completed, you could take it for granted that someone from Grant was going to win. But it took...
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Barbara Ann Scott
Barbara Ann Scott of Naperville A service celebrating the life of Barbara Ann Scott (nee Dyer), 71, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the Christ Church of Oakbrook, 31st and York Road, Oakbrook, (630)654-1882. Born June 26, 1932, in Louisville,...
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Barrington Wins at H-F in Fine Form Already, Confident Fillies Come from Behind in Triumph
Byline: Michael Eaken Daily Herald Correspondent The season may have changed and the sport is a bit different, but the results remained the same. Barrington, exhibiting the same confidence it showed in a state championship cross country season...
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Bartlett Tops SCN for 3rd in Flyers Classic
Byline: Kurt Steidl Daily Herald Correspondent It was the third-place game of the 2004 Schaumburg Flyers High School Baseball Classic, but Saturday's contest between Bartlett and St. Charles North could also be seen as a preview of Upstate Eight...
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BC Falls to Hononegah; St. Edward Ties Freeport
Byline: Matt Stacionis Daily Herald Correspondent Burlington Central girls soccer coach Josh Adler likes to put Rockton Hononegah on his team's schedule every year. Not only does he get a chance to catch up with his old high school assistant...
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Blessing of Easter Baskets a Tradition at St. Peter
Byline: David Sharos Daily Herald Correspondent The Easter season brings blessings of many kinds, even for the things we eat and drink. St. Peter Catholic Church in Geneva was the scene of a special holiday service Saturday as parishioners began...
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Bose Knows Knee Is Fine after Pitching Gem
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent Stevenson senior Jim Bose did not look like a pitcher who underwent a pair of arthroscopic surgeries on his left knee in the last six months. Bose provided Stevenson a strong 5-plus innings in its...
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Boys Tempting Girls to Drink Whiskey, Speeding Cars, Made News in 1904
Byline: Jerry Turnquist Some problems never seem to go away. A century ago area police were kept busy with underage drinking, burglaries, and loitering. Two men made headlines with their new inventions, a Fox Valley town voted to stay "wet,"...
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Branching out Don't Let the Flowering Crabs Grab Up All the Glory. These Less Familiar Trees Also Offer Spectacular Bloom
Byline: Jan Riggenbach Daily Herald correspondent Some of nature's most fabulous flowers are so abundant, they literally grow on trees. With their magnificent flower power, trees such as redbuds and crab apples create a huge impact. But why stop...
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Brother Rice Stings Bartlett in Semis
Byline: Bill Esbrook Daily Herald Correspondent A 6-run first inning by Brother Rice sunk Bartlett Saturday afternoon as the Hawks lost 12-2 in the semi-finals of the Schaumburg Flyers Baseball Classic at Alexian Field. Bartlett starter Matt...
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Buehrle, Sox Gaining Momentum
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer NEW YORK - It might be time to cut the White Sox' pitching staff some slack. Maligned throughout spring training as a glaring weak spot, the Sox' collection of arms has completely turned it around...
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By the People, for the People Township Governments Do Plenty, and Tuesday You Can Play a Role
Byline: Naomi Dillon Daily Herald Staff Writer The annual toy drive is a slam-dunk in the feel good department for Hanover Township officials. In the December holiday season, the campaign placed about 800 donated toys in the hands of needy children....
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Carnegie Helped Create Waukegan's First Library
Byline: Diana Dretske The first publicly supported municipal library in the United States was the Boston Public Library, established in 1848. Many communities, including Waukegan, had "reading rooms" and library associations beginning as early as...
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Celebrate Easter! Because the Tomb Really Is Empty
Byline: Don Lindman Three teen-agers were in line in front of me at a frozen custard stand on a balmy Easter morning in Oakland, Calif. In the midst of their somewhat pointless conversation, one of them turned to the other two and said, "Hey, did...
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Chicago's Papers Serve Hispanic Readers in a Variety of Methods
Byline: Jamie Freed Medill News Service Chicago has the nation's fourth-largest Spanish-language media market, ranking above such Hispanic hotspots as Houston, Dallas and Phoenix. Spanish newspapers such as Tribune Co.' s daily tabloid Hoy and...
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College Brings Easter to Villa Park
Byline: Kat Zeman Daily Herald Staff Writer In Mexico, bunnies don't deliver eggs. But Christina Gutierrez was willing to accept that it happened Saturday in Villa Park. "This is new for me," the 14-year-old said. "I come from Mexico and they...
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Cougar General Manager Is Team's Biggest Fan Baseball Not a Slow Game for Eight-Year Veteran of Popular Minor League Club
Byline: Alicia Fabbre Daily Herald Correspondent Before the first pitch is thrown Monday, Kane County Cougars general manager Jeff Sedivy will be out in the parking lot or in the stands welcoming fans. During the game, he'll probably drop by...
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Davis Not High on Ex-Teammate Carter
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer The Bulls will try to trade for an established star sometime in the near future. If Toronto's Vince Carter ever becomes available on the trade market, former teammate Antonio Davis didn't exactly offer...
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Double Trouble Naperville Central No Match for Glenbard South Pitchers
Byline: Brian Shields Daily Herald Correspondent Shannon Roney was not going to be outdone on the mound by Glenbard South teammate Leslie Patsavas on Saturday against Naperville Central. Patsavas had held the upstart Redhawks to 2 hits in Glenbard...
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Editorials
One man's powerful call for inclusion John Brennan is a wonder. Brennan, the chairman of the Mount Prospect Community Relations Commission, is probably more in touch than anyone with the implications for our way of life of the changes taking place...
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Editorials
Dreadful park district probe lessons It isn't just one thing that led up to a recreation management train wreck at the Naperville Park District that taxpayers can only look upon with appalling disbelief. There has been a series of management...
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Editorials
Laudable effort to bolster housing The condition and quality of any municipality's housing stock speak volumes about the town. Attractive and well-maintained homes attract new residents, bolster property values and tell visitors that this is...
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Editorials
How much do we know of others? Small town residents tend to claim, with some credibility, that their relationships are closer, more personal, more meaningful. And there's little doubt small towns can offer a congenial atmosphere dramatically...
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Egg Hunt Draws Many to First Baptist
Byline: David Sharos Daily Herald Correspondent In a child's mind, it wouldn't be Easter without a good old- fashioned egg hunt. On Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Geneva, kids from throughout the area got the chance to go on the prowl...
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Elburn Seniors Club Has Fun on Its Agenda
Byline: Rachel Baruch Yackley Daily Herald Correspondent Although it's called Elburn Seniors, any interested adult is always welcome, regardless of age, and no matter where you live. For the most part, this is a social club which gets together...
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Elgin Parties like It's 2547
Byline: Kara Spak Daily Herald Staff Writer Sabbai-dee pee mai, Elgin! Area residents welcomed the Lao New Year 2547 Saturday with that traditional greeting at the Hemmens Cultural Center. The performing arts venue was transformed into a Laotian...
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Elk Grove Wins Two
Byline: Joe Aguilar Daily Herald Sports Writer The defending Mid-Suburban East champs finished a busy week on a high note with wins over Mundelein (4-3) and Stevenson (10-2) at the Barrington quad. "To come out of this week 3-2 and with our losses...
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Engel Sisters Stymie D-C St. Charles North Dumps Chargers 5- 1; Huntley Gains Split of DH with Marengo
Byline: Christine Bolin Daily Herald Sports Writer Whether it was Melissa Engel or Christy Engel in the pitchers' circle, the sisters from St. Charles North got the job done against Dundee-Crown. The pitching duo combined for 7 strikeouts in...
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Explore the Lewis and Clark Connection in St. Charles, Mo
Byline: Mike Michaelson Geographically, St. Charles, Mo., is more or less a suburb of St. Louis, just about 35 miles from the famous Arch, only eight miles from Lambert International Airport. Yet, with its cobblestone streets lined with eateries...
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Extra Motivation MacTaggart, Glenbard South Impress Defending State Champ
Byline: David Oberhelman Daily Herald Sports Writer Eric MacTaggart lost his breakfast. Then he won his race. Having eaten an energy bar earlier Saturday morning, not a normal race-day ritual, Glenbard South's ace distance runner was vomiting...
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Family Finds Fulfillment Helping out Meals on Wheels Program
Byline: Lyn J. Kearns Daily Herald Correspondent Shopping for groceries can be a real chore. You have to weave through crowded aisles, get bumped by shopping carts piloted by crabby shoppers, wait in long lines at the checkout counter and have...
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Fiddle Me This Geneva Strings Students Work with Composer
Byline: Beth Bales Geneva will celebrate a world premiere Tuesday. The fiddle tune "Cookin' Cabbages" has been written and arranged for the Geneva School District's string program. On Tuesday, every string player in the district, in elementary,...
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For Openers, Baseball's Hot
Byline: Kim Mikus Baseball fever is revving up and retailers are playing on fans' optimism. With the Cubs and Sox home openers coming this week, merchandise sporting Chicago team logos is hot. Products, including jerseys and hats, are finding...
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Franco Gets to Farnsworth to Spoil Mitre's Solid Night
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer ATLANTA - Julio Franco has been in professional baseball for 27 years, or about as long as Kyle Farnsworth has been on the planet. Saturday night at Turner Field, age and experience won out over...
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From the Armed Services
- Air Force Airman Robert M. Juarez has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Juarez, the son of Gustavo and Sandi Juarez of Aurora, is a 2002 graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School. - Navy Reserve...
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Geneva's Day Full of New Personal Bests
Byline: Kevin Johnson Daily Herald Correspondent When it doesn't snow at the annual Holmes Invitational girls track meet hosted by Kaneland, the coaches are happy. On Saturday, Wheaton Warrenville South's Rob Harvey was especially happy. The...
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Get Sterling Service, Wale of a Deal across the Pond
Byline: Gail Todd Imagine you're seated at 35,000 feet winging your way to Manchester, England. You've already adjusted the lumbar support lever on your coach seat and reclined your seatback without landing in the lap of the person behind you. The...
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Glenbard West Hitters, Pitchers Rally for Win
Byline: Kevin Schmit Daily Herald Sports Writer It takes more than hitting to sustain a rally. As Glenbard West got its bats going Saturday at Hinsdale Central, pitchers Josh Haas and Brian Williams held the Red Devils at bay. The combination...
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'Great' Experience despite Losses SCN Takes 4th at Flyers Classic, Loses to Saxons, Bartlett
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer There was a striking difference to Schaumburg's seventh-inning offense Saturday afternoon. Rob Zavila's RBI single was the Saxons' only hit in the first 6 innings off St. Charles North starter...
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Guillen's Faith in Harris Pays Big Dividends
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer NEW YORK - After going hitless in his first 7 at-bats, many White Sox fans were ready to dump Willie Harris and put Juan Uribe at the top of the batting order. Manager Ozzie Guillen had other ideas....
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He Likes It! Hey Jarrod! Lake in the Hills Boy to Appear on Boxes of Life Cereal
Byline: Scott Ray Daily Herald Staff Writer There have been sightings in portions of Kentucky and Missouri, but it will still be a few more weeks before 6-year-old Jerrod Kalinsky will be able to sit down and have breakfast with himself. Kalinsky,...
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Help around the House New Products, Technology Make the Home More Accessible and Tasks Easier for People with Disabilities
Byline: Jean Murphy Daily Herald Correspondent Simple tasks taken for granted by most of us can be real challenges when a person has severe arthritis or a physical disability. Reaching for a glass in a cabinet, getting up from the couch or even...
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Home Sweeter Home
Byline: Alicia Fabbre Daily Herald Correspondent For years it's been the top complaint at Elfstrom Stadium. The dust on dry days. The mud on wet days. And don't forget that flying gravel. But this year Kane County Cougars fans can finally say...
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Hosts Deny Broncos at Prospect
Byline: Jeff Newton Daily Herald Correspondent Prospect's boys track team figured its best competition would come from Barrington at the 12th annual Prospect Relays. Barrington, meanwhile, figured its toughest foe would be the host Knights. ...
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Illinois' Misdeeds: 'Regret' or Teach?
Byline: Sara Burnett Daily Herald Staff Writer At times, we have not been very nice. In 1846, Illinois expelled some 20,000 Mormons from downstate Nauvoo, an act for which the General Assembly issued a statement of "official regret" last week....
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Impulse Buying of Exotic Animals Not Best Idea
Byline: Mary Hayashi Spring and Easter are the traditional times of year parents must resist the temptation to buy a child a pet that may not be wanted or cared for after the novelty wears off. Baby chicks and baby bunnies are cute, but they...
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Inside & Out
See butterflies and birds in your yard Today is Easter Sunday, a day we traditionally celebrate rebirth and spring. In honor of the season, the Morton Arboretum has a great spring event planned Friday and Saturday. The speaker is Kenn Kaufman,...
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Introduce the Kids to Santa Fe
Byline: Jacky Runice Daily Herald Correspondent Don't want to suffer the effects of ride-arrhea after day two of a family theme-park vacation in the hot summer sun? Prevention is better than the cure: turn your steering wheel west for Santa Fe family...
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It's Only Natural That Residents Want to Protect Their Properties
Byline: Kurt Gessler I have a great deal of sympathy, really even empathy, for the residents who live in the wake of the proposed regional water park off Kirk Road in St. Charles. My house in Yorkville backs up to Blackberry Creek and is adjacent...
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Jacobs' Vierneisel Gets Start, N.Y. Trips Up Team Chicago
Byline: Jon Greenberg Daily Herald Correspondent With time winding down and the game on the line, Shaun Pruitt and Eric Vierneisel found themselves in an unfamiliar place Saturday - on the bench. The pair, who started for Team Chicago in the...
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Joyful Reunions Reservists Return from Afghanistan
Byline: Rob Olmstead Daily Herald Staff Writer Sgt. Lucas Reilly of Naperville likes the fact he'll be home for Easter. But what he likes even better is the fact he'll be home in time for his wedding in two weeks. "When we picked the date, we...
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Kaneland Making Comebacks Look Routine
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick Daily Herald Sports Writer Kaneland's baseball team has shown an early-season trend: "In all of our games we've fallen behind and fought back," Knights coach John Pavlak said. For the third time in as many outings, Kaneland...
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Kaneland Middle PTO Plans Party to Raise Money
Byline: Denise Perry Donavin Kaneland's stepchild is having a ball. Well, a dinner dance. The Kaneland Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization will present its first "Fund the Future" dinner dance and auction at 5 p.m. May 1 at the Fisherman's...
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Kids on Prowl for Treats Egg Hunt Draws Easter Bunny, Other Favorites
Byline: Gwen H. Jader Daily Herald Correspondent Posing for a photo with the Easter Bunny was the highlight of the great egg hunt for 3-year-old Lauren Boss of Grayslake. Steven Boss, Lauren's 8-year-old brother, was more interested in collecting...
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Kids Storm Frontier Park for Naperville's Egg Hunt
Byline: Kat Zeman Daily Herald Staff Writer Hunting for eggs is not an easy sport. But 8-year-old Michael Giere had the right idea. Spy your prey. Locate a clear path. Avoid the stampede. The Naperville boy clearly was ahead of the game. ...
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Landlord Has Options in Seeking Back Rent
Byline: Tom Resnick Q. I had a tenant that was not paying his rent so I filed to have him evicted from the apartment. At the time he left, he owed me about $4,000. The order I have from the court states that I have a judgment against him for $3,950...
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Larkin Badminton Team Wins 3rd Straight Crown
Byline: Daily Herald Report Larkin's badminton team got itself a 3-peat Saturday. At the 7th annual Larkin Invite, host Larkin took first for the third consecutive year. The Royals posted 4 first-place finishes and 2 second-place finishes to...
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Less Hodge Invite All about Attitude - and T-Shirts
Byline: Eric Browning Daily Herald Correspondent Rather than team trophies and gold medals, the Batavia Les Hodge Invite offered something different for its top competitors - T- shirts. Batavia coach Dennis Piron said his meet's concept is based...
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Libraries Still Have to Adapt to Fit Today's 'Digital Natives'
Byline: Sarah Long Kids are so different today. I bet every age of adults says that about the young people of their time, but kids today really are different from the kids of any other age. According to Marc Prensky, a well-known designer...
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Little Gestures Mean a Lot in Japan
Byline: Jane Lasky Business Travel Report I had quite a time buying a little clock in Tokyo last year. At a small kiosk in Shinjuku I found one I wanted sitting among about a thousand others in a showcase. After trying to communicate my choice...
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Longtime Easter Dance Tradition Returns to Hampshire
Byline: Jennifer Patterson Daily Herald Correspondent Years ago in Hampshire, Easter celebrations consisted of more than a special service at church, an egg hunt and a table loaded with ham and all the trimmings. Because when all the Sunday remembrance...
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Mitz Shakes Pain to Win 400 Crown
Byline: Dave Hess Daily Herald Correspondent Brian Mitz simply ignored the pain. The Cary-Grove junior, battling back spasms, was still able to win the 400-meter dash in a time of 52.50 at Saturday's Al Bohrer Invitational held at Cary-Grove...
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Movers and Shakers
Byline: Norrine Twohey Daily Herald Staff Writer Elk Grove Village resident and attorney Ralph J. Schumann, was re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association headquartered in Arlington Heights. Schumann, who...
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Movie Has Helped Churches Sell Jesus
Byline: Kara Spak Daily Herald Staff Writer When Rev. Ed Doepel saw "The Passion of the Christ," he believed he was watching the truth packaged as a "golden opportunity" for proselytizing. The senior pastor at Naperville's Crossroads Community...
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Mustangs, Patriots Go 0-2 at Barrington
Byline: Joe Aguilar Daily Herald Sports Writer H2 ... Oh. Oh, what a wise, refreshing decision Barrington sophomore third baseman Holly Heinemann, also known as "H2," made in the bottom of the seventh inning against Mundelein on Saturday. It...
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Naperville May Get Tougher on Towing Some Downtown Areas Could Become Tow Zones
Byline: Sarah McCammon Daily Herald Staff Writer If you park your car illegally in parts of downtown Naperville, you soon may find yourself walking home. Naperville's Transportation Advisory Board voted Saturday to recommend the city convert...
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Nemeth's Cannon Shot Lifts Devils to Title
Byline: Rusty Silber Daily Herald Correspondent Warren coach Jeff Knouse has given defender Laura Nemeth the nickname "Cannon." There's a good reason for that, too. Nemeth launched a picture-perfect shot from 40 yards out Saturday, lifting...
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New Homes May Lure Some Young Families to Belgium Town Area
Byline: Dave Heun It's not exactly a total revitalization of St. Charles' west side Belgium Town neighborhood along Dean Street, but new homes are popping up in a section of the city long known for its blue-collar immigrants and the Moline Malleable...
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Night of Firsts for Champion Geneva
Byline: Darryl Mellema Daily Herald Correspondent Geneva's girls soccer program has accomplished many things over the years. But a unique trio of converging good happenings came together on Saturday: The Vikings defeated St. Charles East for...
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Official Kept Quiet on Past Mail Fraud Conviction Never Came Up When Des Plaines Hired Him
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer William J. Schneider Jr. said he never tried to hide his felony conviction in the four years he's been Des Plaines' assistant city manager and economic development director. But it wasn't something...
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On Stage and off . . . Stratford Is Scripted for Visitors
Byline: Mike Michaelson Daily Herald Correspondent Although the play most definitely is the thing at the Stratford Festival of Canada in southwest Ontario, it is not the only thing. Far from it. For a city of just under 30,000, Stratford is...
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Organic Farming Takes Root
Byline: David Dolan Medill News Service When a cow infected with BSE, or mad cow disease, was discovered in Washington state in December, Jim Moore, who sells grass-fed beef from his family's organic farm in Watseka, Ill., got the message. "With...
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Pageant Lets Girls Be Stars of Stage
Byline: Kara Spak Daily Herald Staff Writer Samantha Amundsen is a 5-year-old from Cary whose hobbies include dressing up and being the center of attention. That made her a natural to join 10 other little girls in prancing and dancing across...
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Perennial Favorites Come to the Rescue in Spring
Byline: Jan Riggenbach Looking for some inexpensive plants to fill your outdoor containers? Chances are you can find some good candidates right in your own garden. Last April, with company coming and no time to shop, I needed a quick fix for...
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Plants Must Slowly Adapt to Outdoors
Q. I kept several potted hibiscus and geranium plants in my basement during the winter. They have new leaves and look good. I would like to put them outdoors again this spring. Can I put them on an enclosed unheated porch now until it warms up? When...
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Points Add Up in Hotel-Loyalty Program
Byline: George Hobica and Kim Liang Tan Daily Herald Correspondents Cendant Corp.' s new loyalty program, TripRewards, allows leisure travelers to earn points or airline miles quickly, just like frequent business travelers. With nine chains,...
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Police Seeking Woman Last Seen in Batavia
Byline: Veronica Gonzalez Daily Herald Staff Writer Batavia police were searching for a 49-year-old woman who disappeared from Batavia Thursday and may have met with foul play, investigators said Saturday. They're also searching for a man believed...
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Politics in the PTOs Watchdogs Say You Should Be Told When Money Aids Tax Efforts
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer Noticing a parent-teacher group's cookie-dough sale at a local school, you decide to make a purchase. What you might not know is whether some of the proceeds are destined for a committee campaigning...
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Pruitt Scores 10 in All-Star Shootout
Byline: Jon Greenberg Daily Herald Correspondent With time winding down and the game on the line, Shaun Pruitt and Eric Vierneisel found themselves in an unfamiliar place Saturday - on the bench. The pair, who started for Team Chicago in the...
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Richard A. Burkett
Richard A. Burkett Funeral services for Richard A. Burkett, 79, of Pennsylvania, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel at the Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, Bell and E. Church Streets, Ligonier, Pa. The Rev. David A. Bell will officiate....
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Saxons Just Miss Flyers Title
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer Schaumburg didn't come up short in the drama department in the fourth annual Schaumburg Flyers Baseball Classic. The Saxons were inches away from a third straight 1-run tournament victory decided...
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Schaumburg Woman Is Killed in Collision
Byline: Veronica Gonzalez Daily Herald Staff Writer An 88-year-old Schaumburg woman driving home from the beauty salon died after a car hit her while she turned left in an intersection, police said Saturday. The woman, Josephine Prete, was turning...
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Seeking Surprise Trip for Scuba-Diving Spouse
Byline: Madelyn Merwin Q. I am trying to decide if the Bahamas (Nassau) will be a good place to go for a surprise vacation I'm planning for my husband. We've previously gone to Grand Cayman and loved it. I was trying to come up with something different...
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Sequoits Pull off Sweep of Rams
Byline: Andy Pruski Daily Herald Correspondent Antioch softball's team had a flair for the dramatic in the second game of its nonconference doubleheader against Grayslake on Saturday. The visiting Sequoits waited until the final inning to score...
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Spring Carnival Will Enliven Mall
Byline: Kim Mikus Daily Herald Business Writer Spring is in the air at Charlestowne Mall. Last week, Kids Club members made their own felt baby chicks in the egg craft project at the St. Charles mall. Children tucked the chicks into half an artificial...
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Tamillo Pitches in as Maine W. Sweeps
Byline: Irv Solomon Daily Herald Correspondent At any level of baseball, good defense, clutch hitting and good pitching will win games. Vernon Hills didn't get any of those in a 12-2 pounding by host Maine West in the first game of a nonconference...
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The Briefs
Harper to host career fair April 20 Career Expo 2004, a free career information fair, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 20 at Wellness and Sports Center, Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine. Students can talk with representatives...
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The Briefs
Carnival returns to Meadowdale The Spring Carnival returns to the Meadowdale Shopping Center in Carpentersville starting Thursday through April 25. There will be carnival rides for all ages, games, and food. There will be specials for $1.50 per...
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The Briefs
Honor your mom in the Daily Herald Why is your mom the best? Show your love for her with a poem, essay or picture and it might get printed in the Daily Herald. Send it to the Daily Herald and your tribute might run in the Neighbor section around...
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The Briefs
Lunch with a cop this week in LITH The Lake in the Hills Police Department will hold the final Lunch with a Cop on Friday. The lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lake in the Hills Police Department Safety Education Center, 1109 Crystal...
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The Field Is Dreamy, but Glenbard East Falls to New Trier
Byline: Daily Herald Reports New Trier likes playing at Elfstrom Stadium, and the way things are going the Trevians might just return there in June for the Class AA Elite Eight. On Saturday the highly regarded Trevians (6-1) returned to Geneva...
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The Public Record
A compilation of DuPage County circuit court proceedings of March 5-11. Felonies Richard P. Abbinante, 46, 755 E. Irving Park Road, Roselle. Driving under the influence of alcohol: guilty; court costs/fines, $625. Driving while blood alcohol...
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These Windows Can Talk Stained Glass Often Tells Bible Stories
Byline: Kat Zeman Daily Herald Staff Writer Maybe walls can't talk. But church windows certainly can. The language of stain glass has always been a cryptic mystery. Perhaps it's the way it captures light and glows from within. Some say it...
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Too Many Can Relate to This Pain
Byline: Mike Imrem Golfer Tom Watson was never more profound than when he said, "Damn this disease ... damn it." He meant amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, which last week claimed Watson's longtime caddie, Bruce Edwards. Many people have...
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Tornadoes Always a Threat to Strike Terror on the Suburban Terra Firma
Byline: John Zimmerman Aug. 28, 1990 was a hot, sticky day, and my wife thought it would be nice to take my then-small children to the water park in Rockford. When they got there, they didn't realize they would not just be in the pool, but underneath...
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Tour Visits Dublin on Bloomsday
Literary and scholarly travelers are in luck this year, as more tour companies and universities are offering learning tours. One literary-travel option focuses on James Joyce's "Ulysses," which tells the tale of a day in the life of Leopold Bloom...
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Uh, Oh - Another Achilles Acting Up
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer ATLANTA - The Cubs are treating an Achilles' tendon problem of a guy named Mark. Mark Prior? Yes, but you can add Mark Grudzielanek to the short list of those needing footwork. Grudzielanek did not...
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