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  • Death in Miami

     
    One magazine, October 1954 In August 1954, a couple parking at a North Miami “lovers lane” found the body of a 27-year-old man in a pool of blood. About 500 yards away, police located a 1950 convertible with blood spatters......
  • Expert testimony

     
    The NYTPicker blog writes, "It's True: Spaghetti Tacos `Expert,' Prof. Robert Thompson, Has Now Been Interviewed By 78 Different NYT Reporters." But before there was Robert Thompson, there was Bernard Beck: Eureka! A man with the answers By Eric Zorn,.......
  • In Mexico, Times report on network's use of blackface renews racism debate

     
    Mexicans, it turns out, just don't see caricatures of Africans or black people as inherently racist, bringing to mind the flap in 2005 over a historic comic book character named Memin Pinguin, beloved by Mexicans but reviled in the U.S. for his...
  • Dayton Literary Peace Prize recipients announced

    Dayton Literary Peace Prize recipients announced
    It can be easy to get lost in the world of literary prizes, nominations and general accolades that are embedded on the cover of favored books - but the Dayton Literary Peace Prize is unique. The Dayton prize is the only award to consistently recognize...
  • Captured: Damenique Beasley: Trying to high-tail it from police gets fugitive tasered

    Captured: Damenique Beasley: Trying to high-tail it from police gets fugitive tasered
    UPDATE: Pierce County and Tri-City Crime Stoppers tell us Damenique Beasley was arrested over the weekend at a motel in Kennewick. Tri-City Crime Stoppers say as an officer approached Beasley’s upstairs motel room, he walked out onto the landing,...
  • Daley basks in praise at his last City Council meeting

    Daley basks in praise at his last City Council meeting
    Chicago aldermen spent hours Wednesday offering homages to the departing Mayor Richard Daley, lauding his civic passion, political guts and even his my-way-or-the-highway tendencies. The abundant praise from all but a few City Council members was...
  • Jane Addams biographer feels bond with the social reformer

    Jane Addams biographer feels bond with the social reformer
    The relationship of biographer and subject is a complicated one, especially when it spans more than two decades. Biographer Louise W. Knight began her study of Jane Addams when she encountered Addams' memoir, “Twenty Years at Hull House,” in a...
  • "Jane Addams: Spirit in Action" by Louise W. Knight

    "Jane Addams: Spirit in Action" by Louise W. Knight
    "Jane Addams: Spirit in Action" By Louise W. Knight W. W. Norton & Company, 352 pages, $28.95 After the Daughters of the American Revolution revoked Jane Addams’ membership because of her opposition to World War I, she joked, “I had supposed...
  • Spencer Moore to speak at crime summit

    Spencer Moore to speak at crime summit
    The first of two meetings of a city crime summit is taking place Tuesday at the Indianapolis Urban League. The Ten Point Coalition, which is sponsoring the event, promises specific answers and will talk about specifics strategies on how to curb...
  • Council candidates plead their case

    GLENDALE — Six candidates vying for two City Council seats in the April 5 election discussed their plans during a forum Thursday to reform the budget, stimulate business and repair race relations in the city. Candidates Rafi Manoukian, Mike Mohill,...
  • In Theory: Can Muslims shake off a negative image?

    Q. As Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan, a new survey shows that American Muslims are happier than ever. A Gallup study found that 60% of Muslim Americans surveyed reported they were “thriving,” slightly higher than...
  • SEEN ON TV: October 17 - October 23

    OCTOBER 23 - Click here for a link to The Gift of Time cookbook. OCTOBER 21 - Click here for more information about Halloween Costume shopping ideas from Children's Orchard. - Click here for more information on Jamie's Wish and the KU-KSU tailgate...