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  • The bombing of the L.A. Times

    On the morning of Oct. 1, 1910, shortly after 1 a.m., a series of explosions rocked the Los Angeles Times building. An entire six-floor wing of the stone structure was thrown free of its foundation. Then all at once the building's south wall, the Broadway...
  • Oakland: No small plans on South Side for Granite

    Oakland: No small plans on South Side for Granite
    Joseph Williams, chairman of The Granite Cos. Inc., would be doing a lot if he completes his plan to build 3,000 units of housing plus 300,000 square feet of retail space and offices and 200,000 square feet of arts, educational and recreational facilities...
  • Alternate ZIPs

    Some residential communities are so trendy their ZIP codes are well known and real estate agents are battle-scarred from bidding wars. Others, not so much. In the Chicago area, there are myriad neighborhoods, subdivisions and suburbs that are great places...
  • "Democracy's Prisoner," by Ernest Freeberg

    It all sounds so familiar: a foreign war, an unpopular president, high-minded vows to spread democracy abroad and a dubious law to restrict liberties at home. Add to that scenario vast inequalities in wealth, high Immigration rates, scant regard for...
  • Global warming: a modern 'Monkey Trial'?

     
    By Jim Tankersley Cast your mind back to high school history class and you may recall a watershed American courtroom drama, a 1925 case against a Tennessee biology teacher that gripped the nation by pitting Darwin's evolution theory against Biblical......
  • Senate GOP leader investigating California Science Center's cancellation of anti-Darwin film

     
    The case of the canceled anti-Darwin film is evolving in a potentially unpleasant way for the California Science Center. It's already facing a lawsuit for alleged fraud and 1st Amendment violations from the American Freedom Alliance, an L.A. think tank......
  • Summer deal available at Don CeSar Beach Resort, St. Pete Beach

     
    It's known as Florida’s legendary “Pink Palace,” and now the Don CeSar Beach Resort is welcoming guests to stay and play during Summerfest 2010. Book a three-night minimum getaway, from now until September 30 at Loews Bes...
  • Paul Harvey dies at 90; radio personality known for his distinctive delivery

    Paul Harvey dies at 90; radio personality known for his distinctive delivery
    Paul Harvey, who was long considered the most-listened-to radio broadcaster in the world and whose distinctive delivery and daily mix of news, commentary and human interest stories informed and entertained a national radio audience for nearly 60 years,...
  • Garden smarts for free

    Wish you could get a little more gardening know-how under your belt, but feel reluctant to part with your hard-earned cash to do so? Save your budget for spring planting. We went looking around the Chicago area and found that there's a lot of garden...
  • Struck by the power of a story well told

    Two South Africans, desperate to escape the impoverished futility of their lives, break into the home of an aging academic who walks in on them as they're ransacking the place for money. A pair of wealthy scions with off-the-charts IQs and a perverse...
  • Mike Thomas: Is FCAT a failure? No

    Now I know how Clarence Darrow felt during the Scopes Monkey Trial. That's what it's like debating people who oppose Florida's education reforms. No amount of evidence will convince them because it violates their belief system. Accepting that...