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  • Chicago's Evans gets first World Cup bobsled medal

    Chicago's Evans gets first World Cup bobsled medal
    Chicagoan Aja Evans, in her rookie season as a bobsled pusher, earned her first World Cup medal Friday in Igls, Austria. With the fastest time of the 20 sleds in the second run, Evans and driver Jazmine Fenlator took third overall , just five-hundredths...
  • Palos Hills bobsledder in world medal contention

    Palos Hills bobsledder in world medal contention
    Bobsled pusher Katie Eberling of Palos Hills is in position to win a second straight medal at the World Championships. Eberling, a volleyball player at Western Michigan who took up the sport barely two years ago, and driver Elana Meyers stand third...
  • Big-screen blind spot: 'Cool Runnings'

    Big-screen blind spot: 'Cool Runnings'
    Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In 'Big-screen blind spot,' we sit down with those 'classic' movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment. Confession: Until last week, I hadn't...
  • Boston bombing links underscore Sochi Olympic security concerns

    Boston bombing links underscore Sochi Olympic security concerns
    After two trips to the 2014 Sochi Olympic bobsled venue over the past two winters, sled pusher Katie Eberling of Palos Hills said she is not worried about returning or having family members travel there because of links between the prime suspects in...
  • On thin ice

    On thin ice
    Before they began practice one recent morning in Salt Lake City, Olympic bronze medalist Lana Gehring of Glenview and four other elite speedskaters had to assemble protective pads around the walls of a municipal rink. Working in tandem, the skaters...
  • Chicago bobsledder Evans in silver finish

    Chicago bobsledder Evans in silver finish
    Aja Evans ended her rookie year as a bobsled pusher with her best World Cup finish. The Chicagoan did it Friday on the 2014 Winter Olympic track in a manner that bodes well for the chances of whichever sled she might push in Sochi, Russia, next winter....
  • Disneyland's retooled Matterhorn ride a cool blast

    Disneyland's retooled Matterhorn ride a cool blast
    ANAHEIM, Calif. - Steps away from the honking traffic jam of humanity crushing into the grand opening of Cars Land last week, Disneyland quietly welcomed back one of its icons - the Matterhorn Bobsleds. The Swiss Alps-themed ride was the park's first...
  • Roller Coaster Capital: Cedar Point or Magic Mountain?

    Roller Coaster Capital: Cedar Point or Magic Mountain?
    Cedar Point and Six Flags Magic Mountain have been battling over the coveted title of Roller Coaster Capital of the World for years. The two parks were tied, with a record 17 roller coasters apiece, until the Six Flags amusement park in Valencia added...
  • Flying Turns roller coaster: Will we ever get to ride this replica of a relic?

    Flying Turns roller coaster:  Will we ever get to ride this replica of a relic?
    Reporting from Knoebels in Elysburg, Pa.-- Over the last five summers, the most anticipated roller coaster hasn’t been a towering, looping speed demon but rather a slow, squat and serpentine 1930s-era replica that disappeared from the amusement...
  • Philip Hersh: Women ski jumpers take foggy leap of faith toward Olympics

     
    The fog in Oslo, Norway was so thick Friday that spectators at the bottom of the windswept ski-jump hill at the World Nordic Ski Championships could see little more than the moment the women athletes skied through the finish area.......
  • 'Balanced budget' bill looks unstable to me

     
    The symbolic bill passes: The revised Republican plan passed on Friday includes tougher requirements on Congress to pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution and send it to the states for ratification, a long-time core demand of conservative...
  • 'BBA' still on the table

     
    From page 27 of the 74-page The debt-ceiling bill (.pdf): SEC. 201. VOTE ON THE BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT. After September 30, 2011, and not later than December 31, 2011, the House of Representatives and Senate, respectively, shall vote on passage......