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With Valentine's Day still fresh in our minds, thoughts naturally turn to retired Army Gen. John T. Thompson of Newport, Ky., who helped give America one of its most vivid memories of that holiday. After serving in two wars, Thompson saw a need for a...
Tags: Holidays, Organized Crime, Valentine's Day
If there's one surefire way for a lowly Chicago alderman to surpass the worldwide fame of Michael Jordan and Al Capone, it's this: All the alderman has to do is help drive the Chicago Cubs out of town into the waiting, trembling arms of suburban...
MEXICO CITY -- Intense gun battles were reported late Thursday in a remote jungle region of northern Guatemala where Mexico's top drug lord, Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman, is known to operate. The firefights involved a convoy carrying suspected...
Tags: Mexico, Guatemala, Armed Conflicts
firstname.lastname@example.orgThere were eight teams of fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders, each armed with a large pad of paper, a marker and everything they could remember about 20 books they had read. Finalists who had been reading and practicing since November faced one another in...
The assassinated Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, who died 80 years ago this week, is often portrayed by official histories as just an innocent victim of bad luck and bad aim. But Chicagoans don't believe in coincidences, not even us chumbolones,...
L.A. NOWLos Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez's decision to relieve Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of all public duties over his mishandling of clergy sex abuse of children decades ago does not go far enough, some abuse victim advocates said Friday. David Clohessy,......
Margaret and Louis Chatey are turning pears and apples from Ledyard and Middlefield into award-winning brandy in a barn off an Ashford country lane. Over in East Hartford, Adam von Gootkin is hunting for Connecticut corn he can transform into what he...
One hundred and one years ago, D.W. Griffith gave us "The Musketeers of Pig Alley," often credited as the first gangster film, and once sound came in, nothing hooked movie audiences during the early 1930s more reliably than Edward G. Robinson or James...
The Hartford CourantLast Sunday, our church honored the peace candle of Advent; but the events in Newtown nine days ago make us wonder whether we'll ever experience such peace. There is little comfort we can offer those families that will replace their sorrow and the...
It's hard to resist Los Angeles-based films noir -- "Chinatown," "Kiss Me Deadly," "The Big Sleep" being only a few of the best -- but "Gangster Squad" is a bit more resistible than most. Director Ruben Fleischer and screenwriter Will Beall have morphed...
For RedEyeIf there's something Chicago and Russia have in common, it might be the January forecasts. Enter a cure for the tundra-like weather: Red Square Russian Bathhouse (1914 W. Division St., 773-227-2284), housed in the historic building that used to be...
Tags: L2O, Dining and Drinking, Russia, Jesse Jackson, Restaurants
Channel Guide MagazineTerence Winter wound the spring tight in Season 3 of Boardwalk Empire, each violent twist seeing a piece of Nucky Thompson’s East Coast criminal syndicate fall away and leaving the Atlantic City boss seemingly alone, friendless and on the lam from...
Feb 16, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
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