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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Professor's quest reveals LBJ vendetta against George Hamilton

    PHILADELPHIA For a few months in 1966, the budding romance between film star George Hamilton and Lynda Bird Johnson, daughter of the 36th president, was the talk of Washington. Gossip columnists followed their every move as Hamilton squired her around...
  • Internet controversy costs Orland library $125,000 in legal bills

    Internet controversy costs Orland library $125,000 in legal bills
    An 11-month dispute over the Orland Park Public Library's Internet access policy has cost the library more than $125,000 in legal fees and resulted in several calls to police to help resolve accusations between critics and library officials, records show....
  • Photos of alleged 9/11 '20th hijacker' can stay classified: court

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday said photos of a Saudi national imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay who U.S. officials have said intended to be the "20th hijacker" in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks should stay classified, in the interest of...
  • Some Pennsylvania counties not receiving data on crude oil trains

    WASHINGTON Two counties in Pennsylvania that hug rail lines used to transport large volumes of crude oil have not been notified about the cargo, in spite of a May requirement from the U.S. Department of Transportation that states share that information...
  • Privilege, Secrecy Mark CT's Education Insiders

    Privilege, Secrecy Mark CT's Education Insiders
    The start of a school year wafts in on a cloud of optimism and high hopes. You know something important is happening when the state relaxes its sales tax so new clothes are a trifle less expensive. Backpacks fly off the shelves. Reading lists and game...
  • A censure for speaking out

    A censure for speaking out
    If you serve on the College of DuPage board of trustees, your responsibilities include overseeing the finances and guiding the future of the Glen Ellyn-based community college. You're also expected to sit down and shut up. The COD board recently...
  • School district hired man in sex offender treatment

    School district hired man in sex offender treatment
    A suburban man recently arrested on child pornography charges worked for years at a middle school even after he had been ordered to get sex offender treatment, a Tribune review of district and court records shows. The school district's hiring decision...
  • Oakwood Hills hall reopens amid power plant fight

     Oakwood Hills hall reopens amid power plant fight
    A suburban Village Hall that closed its doors after an alleged threat over a proposed power plant will reopen Sept. 2 with new security measures, authorities said Tuesday. The reopening won't quell outrage from some residents over the power plant...
  • Ruling allows for release of audio tape of District 181 meeting

    Ruling allows for release of audio tape of District 181 meeting
    Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills School District 181 should not have denied a former school board member access to an audio tape of a meeting, the Illinois attorney general's office ruled this week. The ruling stems from a Freedom of Information Act request...
  • 'I'm dying,' jogger gasped after dogs attacked

    The jogger who was mauled to death in July by two large dogs on a rural road in Michigan was bitten at least eight times and knew, as he lay bleeding in a ditch, that he was dying, even as frantic neighbors tried to save him. Craig Sytsma, 46, had run...
  • Companies that hire disabled ordered to pay back wages

    The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered Pennsylvania organizations to pay $118,000 in back wages to workers with disabilities since 2011, according to records PublicSource obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. The workers, who mostly...
  • ODU uses high-tech GPS device as training tool

    ODU uses high-tech GPS device as training tool
    NORFOLK — Ryan Martin, Old Dominion's Director of Sports Performance, is a serious and relentlessly curious advocate for athletes' health and well being. When an uncommon spate of pulls and tears sidelined ODU football players a couple of years...