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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 21, 2005, Arlington Heights, Illinois Food sizing up sides its not big picture Jig Northwest focus All about tile Turkey Dally Herald Back Page magically delicious Harry stops at the Box office a monday november 21, 2005 paddock Plim 1 a11 so 134111 Yik one. 38 a six so cons 500 bears 13 panthers 3 inching toward Ideal class sizes school officials say it Mill be nearly impossible to get 15 kills in each class by Matt arado daily Herald staff writer the key question in the debate about class sizes in suburban elementary schools sounds like a variation on the limbo stick game. How Low should you go in general parents teachers administrators and school Board members agree that class sizes in elementary schools should be kept As Low As possible. But when the discussion moves to specific numbers parents sometimes feel that policy makers Arentt As committed to die idea As they should be. In mount Prospect elementary District 57, for example parents were angry when the school Board approved a staffing plan in March that increased the average size of a fourth Grade class from 23.4 students to 27.8 students even though the new size was still within District guidelines. Similarly in Palatine township elementary District 15, parents and teachers were frustrated when the average class size in that District Rose from 24.6 students to about 28 students this school year. At the heart of parents concerns in both cases was the common sense belief that smaller classes allow teachers to devote More personal attention see class on Page 4 bears linebacker Lance Briggs celebrates the bears sixth straight win sunday. The first place bears Are 7-3. Bears defense a love is my things when dealing with dementia the Rev. Mary Jane Leewis Kirk Winchester House chaplain Center believes love from caregivers and a religious Faith can bring Comfort to those with alzheimer a disease and other dementia. Takes control the bears defense propelled the team to another Victory sunday. Sceptics thought the bears would have difficulty with the Carolina panthers High scoring offence. The defense had 8 sacks and Nate Vasher had 2 interceptions in the bears sixth straight Victory. A this was a Good 7-2 Carolina football team that everybody projected to be in the super bowl and they just got dominated a Vasher said. It was the fifth game this season the bears defense kept in sports a a jittery Carolina a a helps out bears. A defensive end Alex Brown seemed to dominate the line. An opponent out of the end zone. Quarterback Kyle Orton was 15 of 26, and threw the Days Lone touchdown to former Panther Muhsin Muhammad. See Complete coverage in sports. Bush reconsiders View of War critics president Bush associated press Beijing a after fiercely defending his Iraq policy across Asia president Bush abruptly toned Down his attack on War critics sunday and said there was nothing unpatriotic about opposing his strategy. A people should feel comfortable about expressing their opinions about Iraq a Bush said three Days after agreeing with vice president Dick Cheney that the critics were the president also praised Pennsylvania Democrat rep. John Murtha As a a Fine Many and a Strong supporter of the military despite the congressman Scall for troop withdrawal As soon As possible. Bush brought up the growing Iraq debate when he met reporters after inconclusive talks with president he Jintao about friction in relations. Bush ran into stiff resistance from the chinese to his Call for expanding religious Freedom and human rights. He also reported no breakthroughs toward reducing China a massive Trade surplus overhauling its currency system or protecting intellectual property rights. The president took satisfaction simply in the fact that he mentioned human rights when the two leaders made joint statements to the press. A those Page 2 a . Investigates report of Al Zarqa in a death in gun Battle Page 13 a Villa Park Soldier killed in ambush in Iraq. Who watch China closely would say that maybe a decade ago a Leader have uttered those comments a Bush said. A the talked about Secretary of state con Dole Ezza Rice complained that a a we be certainly not seen the Progress that we would expect on a months old . Request for action by China on specific human rights cases. Bush said the . Had presented a list of a dissidents that we believe Are unfairly China was the most anticipated Stop on Bush a we Klong visit which has included Japan and South Korea. Bush flies Home on monday after a four hour Stop in Mongolia the first Ever by an american president. The Brief visit is a Reward for Mongolia a Pursuit of democracy and support for the . Fight against terrorism. In a country where die practice of religion is harshly restricted Bush worshipped at a Church and complimented the preacher on her Sermon. He went Mountain Bike Riding with six Young athletes vying for spots on China a olympic team. A How do you say take it easy on the old Man a a Bush joked. A when people sense their life is out of control they often turn to god or a higher presence As the one who has ultimate control. Turning the fear Over to this higher Power works to Lessen anxiety and stress a two things that aggravate the symptoms of dementia. This is especially effective in the Early stages of die Stephen g. Post professor of bioethics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland How Faith helps fight dementia Story and photos by Vincent Pierri As die Rev. Mary Jane d. Leewis Kirk prepares the bread and wine Sadie who is �?o90-something,�?� plays a near perfect rendition of a by Itiat a Friend we have in Jesus on an old piano. Its the monthly communion service for residents with dementia at Winchester House nursing Home in Libertyville. Arranged in a Circle 16 women and one Man sing along Widi Sadie a not quite in tune but definitely with heart. A the mormon Tabernacle choir we re not a quips Leewis Kirk winking at an aide. About Halfway through the service one of the women Springs from her seat As if she was late for an appointment. Holding a baby doll Diree plastic spoons and a Fork she leaves the Circle for no apparent reason. Leewis Kirk Calls to her. A come on Back Martha my love. We re going to read from Matthews unfazed by the departure Leewis Kirk an ordained Episcopalian minister pushes ahead with the service believing Reli with diminishing capacity for rational thought dementia patients need to a a feel god says the Rev. Mary Jane Leewis Kirk. The chaplain at Winchester House right blesses a resident after distributing communion. Pious rituals like this give residents dignity and Hope in the midst of their suffering. She a not alone in that belief. Experts say spiritual expression reduces anxiety provides coping skills and gives patients a sense of Hope. They say religion needs to play a bigger role in the lives of the afflicted and their caregivers. A study released in april by the Minnesota based american Academy of neurology concluded that spirituality and the practice of religion might actually delay the progression of alzheimer a disease. The first of its kind research found tangible evidence that a patients with higher Levels of spirituality have a significantly slower Advance of set alzheimer son Page 5 weather still in the 40s Breezy High of 44. See the Back of business. Health amp fitness watch that Waistline Here Sio tips to help you keep the Holiday weight gain to a minimum. Section 3. Big picture Are our schools Safe i he government say s school crime hits been Cut in half Over to years. Page 8. Sports raging bulls the Lack of height did no to Hurt the bulls when they played Phil Jackson a hikers. Section 2. Index Horoscope 3-6 lottery 1-14 in Sec 7 shrines 3-7 comics set 5 obituaries 4-4 by put seed buzzes Sec 5 weather 4-6 Senate i or 6-h help minted Sec 6 television 3-6 8458 00123 o business tech ail grown up Microsoft learns f rom die past with its latest creation Box 360. What has changed a and More Why Section 1

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