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  • More recordings played at NATO 3 trial

    More recordings played at NATO 3 trial
    Lawyers for the so-called NATO 3 got their first crack at cross-examining the first of two undercover Chicago police officers Thursday after Cook County prosecutors finished playing more than 50 undercover recordings that form the backbone of their case....
  • 'Don't block intersection' road markings: Good for the Lehigh Valley?

    Q: I know the mess at the intersection of Route 22 and MacArthur Road is only temporary because of the construction, but I see a lot of intersections being blocked there and elsewhere (including in New York City). Recently I was in Ireland, where two...
  • Docs explain why James Bond prefers his martinis 'shaken, not stirred'

    Docs explain why James Bond prefers his martinis 'shaken, not stirred'
    Scientists know that the best way to make a vodka martini is to mix the ingredients with a thin wooden spoon -- it combines the ingredients effectively without raising the drink’s temperature the way a metal stirrer would. So why would James Bond,...
  • Neighbors at wit's end over unfinished rehab of house

    Neighbors at wit's end over unfinished rehab of house
    Q: I live in a well-kept, desirable neighborhood with median prices for houses around $300,000. In December 2011, a neighbor hired a contractor to replace windows and siding and do other work. By January 2012, all of the siding was removed and some...
  • The French are scandalized by a president's affair? How American!

    The French are scandalized by a president's affair? How American!
    It’s a sad day in France when the unmarried president spends the night with a woman who is not his girlfriend and sparks a national furor. Last week — as you have undoubtedly heard —a salacious news story broke in the French press:...
  • '24′ Creatives Discuss Movie Possibility, 'Live Another Day' Details

    Kiefer Sutherland wasn't afraid to admit he's "terrified" to begin production on Fox's "24" event series, "24: Live Another Day." The actor told journos at the Fox TCA session for the program, "I'm very nervous. Without patting ourselves on the back so...
  • Bidding farewell to technologies of yore

    Bidding farewell to technologies of yore
    Dear PalmPilot, I bet you didn't expect to hear from me. Or, really, to still exist. But there you are at the back of my desk, plugged into your cradle, fully charged and ready to spring into service in case it's ever 2006 again. I forgot to...
  • 'Jihad Jane' sentenced to 10 years on terrorism charges

    'Jihad Jane' sentenced to 10 years on terrorism charges
    PHILADELPHIA — The woman who dubbed herself "Jihad Jane" was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Monday for a range of terrorism offenses, including conspiring to kill a Swedish cartoonist who had depicted the prophet Muhammad as a dog....
  • River tragedy: 'Hurry, my friend is dying'

    River tragedy: 'Hurry, my friend is dying'
    Jose Cuevas was taking a stroll with his roommate on the Chicago Riverwalk after catching a late-night movie when he heard faint screams. “Help, help, help!'' Cuevas said he heard a male voice cry out in the darkness. Cuevas asked him where he...
  • New Beatles books out

    New Beatles books out
    I was in seventh grade when I began poring over Beatles books. That was shortly after I’d gotten the “Red” and “Blue” double-record compilations and started methodically, obsessively buying album after album, hoping...
  • 'Wolf of Wall Street' Breaks F-Word Record

    Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" is all about excess. From orgies on a plane to cocaine and cash (or "fun coupons" as Leonardo DiCaprio's character calls them), the financial drama thrives in taking it up a notch. So it should be no surprise...
  • Bulwer-Lytton Last Chance

     
    I find it always takes a couple of weeks to get blog readers back after a vacation. They get out of the habit of checking your space every day. So I decided to use today's post to follow up on......