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  • 50 SHOWS FOR FALL

    50 SHOWS FOR FALL
    As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town. BIG DEALS...
  • Burns' 'Prohibition' looks at the fruits of forbidding alcohol

    Burns' 'Prohibition' looks at the fruits of forbidding alcohol
    Whether it's banning certain light bulbs or transfats or salt or smoking or plastic grocery bags, someone decides that a legal substance or activity is not good for people or society and should be severely limited or banned. Spearheading each of these...
  • Kokomo ranked on 'safest cities' list

    Kokomo ranked on 'safest cities' list
    The City of Kokomo was ranked in the top 50 on a list of the 405 safest places to live in the United States. According to CQ Press’ annual report, City Crime Rankings for 2011-2012, Kokomo ranked at number 45.   The rankings were based on the...
  • The world will end Saturday — or not

    The world will end Saturday — or not
    Al Allen believed the world would end in 1994. It didn't. He was disappointed. This time, he's more certain that Judgment Day will arrive at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21. "There is so much more information in the Bible since 1994. This thing is a certainty....
  • City Hall backs off again on fines for street protesters

    City Hall backs off again on fines for street protesters
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today backed off a plan to increase fines for resisting arrest during this spring's G-8 and NATO conferences after aldermen and protesters expressed concerns that it would curb free speech. "We decided to pull that off the table,"...
  • Mayor backs down on new protest fines

    Mayor backs down on new protest fines
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday backed off a plan to increase fines for resisting arrest, his latest retreat in the face of complaints from aldermen and protesters that he is trying to muzzle free speech during the May summits of world leaders. Satisfied...
  • Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's G-8, NATO protest crackdown

    Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's G-8, NATO protest crackdown
    The Chicago City Council today easily approved measures to tighten parade rules, increase fines and give Mayor Rahm Emanuel power to spend money on a pair of May summits of world leaders. Dozens of protesters concerned about what they say are the mayor&...
  • PASSINGS

    Donald G. Jones Mentor to a young Hillary Rodham Donald G. Jones, 78, a professor at Drew University in Madison, N.J., and Methodist minister who was an early spiritual mentor to Hillary Rodham Clinton, died Thursday of natural causes in Morristown, N....
  • Remembering Ruben Salazar

    Remembering Ruben Salazar
    Ruben Salazar, a former Times staff writer and columnist, died covering the 1970 East L.A. riots. His friend and fellow writer Enrique Hank Lopez remembered what Salazar said only weeks before his death: "In all candor, gentlemen, I can't say I'm entirely...
  • Post-Obama race relations: Most hopeful

     
    by Mark Silva With the election of Barack Obama, the first African American to serve as president, an overwhelming majority of Americans believed that race relations in the United States would improve. Most still do. But only 41 percent of......
  • Christmas 1608

     
    "The General Historie of Virginia, New England and the Summer Islands," on display at the Huntington Library. "Sleeping in his boat, accidentallie one fired his powder bag, which tore the flesh from his body and thighes, nine or ten inches square in a...
  • M.L. King's 'dream' fulfilled, many say

     
    by Mark Silva Today, as a nation marks the birthday of the late Rev. Martin Luther King. Jr, -- who voiced "a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed:......