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  • Crime & Punishment: Man steals $278 worth of gum

    Crime & Punishment: Man steals $278 worth of gum
    In two separate incidents, thieves in Fairfield allegedly got away with hauls that are valuable on paper, though it's unlikely they'd be able to use the entire amount of what they stole, and the resale value of such items is questionable. Marvin Hampton reportedly walked out of a Stop and Shop with $278 in unpaid-for gum, a score that was apparently worth telling a store employee "You better back up or I will shoot you" over. (Police later caught up with the 50-year-old suspect.) The Fairfield Citizen also reports that someone took everything from a display table in the downtown Victoria's Secret store, slipping out with $600 in lace panties and thongs.
  • Obama's ripple effect on Chicago

    IMMEDIATE IMPACT Tourism: The Land of Lincoln will enjoy another "presidential halo effect" on its tourism industry, observers say. The Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau predicts increased interest in South Side areas tied to Obama and in...

    Review review: The queen mother, a Nobel laureate and Robert Altman

     
    This week our daily reviewed were royal, revolutionary, copyright-y, post-Nobel-laureate-y and about a revolutionary Oscar-winner. Here's a taste. Of William Shawcross’ "The Queen Mother: The Official Biography," Patt Morrison writes: Queen Elizabeth...

    Championing reviews this week: Magic Johnson and Larry Bird; China and the U.S. economy; J.M. Barrie and more

     
    It is, reviewer David Davis writes, nearly impossible to find two opposing superstars whose sports careers became as linked as Larry Bird's and Magic Johnson's. In 1979, when Bird was a college senior and Johnson a junior, they led their...

    Reviews this week: not just Palin and Agassi

     
    This week, there were some small books competing for attention against some blockbusters. Andre Agassi's memoir, "Open," is charming everyone, including our reviewer David Davis: This literate and absorbing book is, as the title baldly states, Agassi's...