Pardon me, but my head is mired in a thick cloud. I'm rubbing my eyes frantically, praying they come back into focus. I may be dealing with a sinus infection here, or something more serious. I still can't for the life of me figure out how Illinois beat Arizona 90-89 in overtime on Saturday night to advance to the Final Four of the NCAA championship.
As the indoor tennis season nears completion, and we anticipate the glories of outdoor tennis, Miss Manners would like to take this opportunity to remind us all of the good conduct and gentility that characterizes the sport of tennis.
The River Forest Rapids U12 girls' soccer team placed first in the Darien Sportsplex Traveling Youth Soccer League for the 2005 winter season. Playing in the upper division of the league, the Rapids faced teams from Chicago, Darien, Downers Grove, Orland Park and Hinsdale.
The events leading up to the discovery of glass more than 1,000 years ago remain shrouded in mystery. One of the more colorful tales involves shipwrecked sailors at night on a beach. After hungrily cleaning fish bones of their meat, they threw them into a roaring fire. As the sailors slept, the combination of bones and sand mixed with the high temperature produced a large piece of glass covering the spot where the fire had been.
Editor's note: Due to limited space, we just couldn't fit in all the election letters we've received over the last several months. The following list includes the names of letter writers and the candidates they support.
In the upcoming election for Village Board President and Trustees, I strongly urge my fellow Oak Parkers to cast their votes for the group that has a positive vision for the future of our village: the Oak Park First slate of Diana Carpenter, Mas Takiguchi, Dorothy Reid, and Ray Barbosa.
My husband and I have lived in Oak Park all of our lives, as did our parents and grandparents. In the 1930s when the population was over 60,000, my grandfather, Charles E. Gawne, served as a trustee, receiving more than 20,000 votes.