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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Earl Rogers and L.A.'s Picketing Ban

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo Attorney Earl Rogers, who drafted L.A.’s ban on picketing and defended Clarence Darrow on charges of attempting to bribe jurors in the trial of the McNamara brothers in The Times bombing. July 16-19, 1910: While we were...
  • PBS sets John Lennon profile, modern-day Sherlock, Ken Burns’ ‘Tenth Inning’

     
    PBS today announced premiere dates for fall programming. “American Masters” will look at the last decade of John Lennon's life. The program, with the working title “John Lennon — New York City,” will air Nov. 22, shortly...
  • Question of the day: Is Tennessee making too big a deal over the USC hiring of Kennedy Pola? [Updated]

     
    Reporters from around Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic. Check back throughout the day for more responses, and feel free to leave a comment of your own. Joseph Schwerdt, South Florida Sun-Sentinel A lawsuit? Really? A breach of contract......
  • On Assignment

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo Clarence Darrow addresses the jury during his 1912 trial in Los Angeles on charges of attempting to bribe jurors while defending the McNamara brothers in the 1910 bombing of The Times. [Update: This photo was published in...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Part 2: A career teetering on a bottle

    In the early 1980s, Dick Cunningham and his fellow lawyers at the State Appellate Defender's Office had a tradition called Thursday Night Drinking. They would leave their offices in the New World Building -- a place with cheap rents, mice and the...