Halo Reach Possibly Adding 250 Gamerscore

Halo Reach will have DLC! Oh… you knew that. Actually, short of those who don’t follow gaming and have never played Halo, we all knew that.

On par with Halo 3, not only will Reach be gaining new DLC at some point, new achievements are coming down the pipe. A little slip-up (or maybe hype builder) on Bungie’s October Reach update post shows a dash with a clear listing of 1250 achievement points, up from the usual 1000. Halo 3, along with Gears of War 2, ended up with 1750 points, so it would hardly be a surprise to see even more tossed on the top.

To be clear, this doesn’t necessarily mean DLC is due for October; this is merely a post about the update. Maybe something they’re including there is boosting the achievements. That said, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have a little DLC, the meager number of maps on the disc a little disappointing, especially when many are confined to specific modes (and more are remakes). Early DLC is usually frowned upon, but this may be a case where it helps.

Lake Zurich business owner lets her career go to the dogs.(Business)

Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) September 7, 2001 Byline: Kim Mikus The owner of a new Lake Zurich business traded her computer for dog treats.

Wendy Lettvin launched a canine bakery and boutique where she is able to spend her days with “man’s best friend.” The 50-year-old woman was doing secretarial work in the medical field when she decided it was time for a change.

She opened Tail-Waggers by Wendy at 9 S. Old Rand Road in downtown Lake Zurich.

The entrepreneur did not enjoy working on the computer and vowed not to have a keyboard in her bakery where she prepares natural homemade treats for dogs.

The shop, where dogs are welcome, is filled with treats, popcorn, buckwheat bon-bons, ice cream cones for dogs.

Her business idea began when she started baking for her own dogs, a pair of German wirehair pointers named Chance and Brie. She brought the treats for members of her bowling league to give to their pets who loved the snacks. Friends told Lettvin that she should start her own business. this web site homemade dog treats

She started slowly in her Buffalo Grove home. When business started to boom, she and her husband decided it was time to open a store.

“My husband has been very supportive,” Lettvin said. He says that he hasn’t seen a dog that doesn’t eat her homemade cookies. Her husband, Howard, works as a commodity broker during the day and helps out at the shop in the evenings.

Lettvin’s dogs taste test all the products at the shop that opened at the end of July. The business owner says Chance is a picky eater, adding that if he doesn’t like the homemade product, she doesn’t sell that selection. She also runs the recipes by veterinarians for their approval before putting them on the sales floor.

A 12-ounce bag of treats sells for $4.99. Shoppers can also purchase items separately. Gift baskets are available at the shop that also features collectibles and gifts with a dog theme. Catering services are also provided.

Dogs are welcome at the new shop where Lettvin’s dogs keep her company.

Another highlight at the business is dog parties held on Sundays. Dog owners can arrange a 1 -hour party where everything from appetizers to desserts are served for the fluffy friends. Games and movies are also provided. The cost is $12.95 per dog.

Summer hours for the business are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call (847) 726-8866.

Just glass: Pam’s Glassworks in Long Grove is hosting a Peggy Karr Trunk Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

A representative from the studio will visit the shop at 215 Robert Parker Coffin Road to describe the company’s process of creating the distinctive, colorful, handmade glasswork.

A limited edition Calla Lily ornament, available only during the event will be given free with a $75 purchase of Peggy Karr Glass.

The show will highlight the new holiday designs of plates and bowls for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, including the 2001 Turkey Platter. go to web site homemade dog treats

The shop, at Mill Pond, features stained glass, lamps and gifts and custom glass work. For more information, call (847) 634-6555.

Taxing issue: An upcoming workshop will address Illinois sales tax issues affecting small business owners.

The session takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 17 in Room C002 at the College of Lake County’s Grayslake campus Representatives from the Illinois Department of Revenue will present the program, sponsored by CLC’s Small Business Development Center. They will provide information on the different aspects of retailers’ occupation tax, use tax and service tax and how these taxes impact small businesses.

The cost is $15 per person. To register, call (847) 432-2033.

– Kim Mikus’ column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. She can be reached at (847) 427-4567 or at Kmikus@@dailyherald.com.