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  • Clearing the air on Metra pollution

    Clearing the air on Metra pollution
    Metra says it doesn't have enough money to replace its oldest, dirtiest locomotives, but U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Monday nudged the transit agency to find ways to clear the air in Chicago's soot-choked rail stations and inside the train cars that carry...
  • Lots of smoke, noise — but not much action on diesel engine idling

    Lots of smoke, noise — but not much action on diesel engine idling
    As fans left Wrigley Field after a late-season Cubs loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, they were greeted by clouds of noxious diesel exhaust from charter buses idling outside the ballpark, some for nearly an hour. On another fall afternoon, three tour...
  • City to test water for pollutant at urging of EPA

    Chicago will begin routine testing for hexavalent chromium after a recent study found worrisome levels of the cancer-causing metal in tap water pumped to 7 million people in the city and suburbs. City officials announced the additional testing Tuesday,...
  • Hot Property: Kaley Cuoco selling in Sherman Oaks

    Hot Property: Kaley Cuoco selling in Sherman Oaks
    Actress Kaley Cuoco, who plays the neighbor of two socially inept physicists on "The Big Bang Theory," has listed her Sherman Oaks home at $949,000. The gated Spanish-style house was built in 1937 but has been updated. Features include distressed...
  • PASSINGS: Murray Rose, Tippy Dye, Garry Walberg

    Murray Rose Swimmer won Olympic gold medals Murray Rose, 73, a four-time Olympic gold medal swimmer from Australia who also competed at USC while studying acting in the late '50s, died Sunday in Sydney of leukemia, Swimming Australia said. Rose...
  • PASSINGS: Howard B. Schow

    Howard B. Schow Manager of Vanguard mutual funds Howard B. Schow, 84, a well-regarded manager of Vanguard mutual funds such as the $30.1-billion Vanguard Primecap, died of natural causes April 8 at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, said Joel P. Fried,...
  • Paper or plastic?

    Paper or plastic?
    Conscientious consumers going about their busy days eating, working, shopping and cooking are faced with many little decisions that can have a cumulative impact on the environment or their health. We like to believe we're making the best choices, but...
  • Dora Saint dies at 98; author of Miss Read novels

    Dora Saint, a prolific and gentle chronicler of English village life who wrote a popular series of novels under the pen name Miss Read, died April 7 at her home in Great Shefford, west of London, British media reported. She was 98. Attention to the small...
  • Cathie Wright dies at 82; former assemblywoman and state senator

    Cathie Wright dies at 82; former assemblywoman and state senator
    A cardboard elephant in Cathie Wright's Sacramento office during her 20 years in the Assembly and state Senate from 1980 to 2000 summed up the Simi Valley Republican's sense of statecraft: "It's Better to Be a Stomper, Than a Stompee." "I'm tenacious, I'...
  • Rich Saul dies at 64; played center on the L.A. Rams

    Rich Saul dies at 64; played center on the L.A. Rams
    Whenever he hunkered over the football, as he did for 12 seasons as center for the Los Angeles Rams, Rich Saul had a way of being not only ferocious but folksy. "Rich would get down over the ball, and there's the nose guard, and Rich is talking to him,...
  • Alfred Balk dies at 80; journalist

    Alfred Balk dies at 80; journalist
    Alfred Balk, a longtime journalist who was a former editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, died Thursday of cancer at his home in Huntley, Ill., his family said. He was 80. He was editor of the Columbia Journalism Review from 1969 to 1973 and founding...
  • Charles I. Schneider dies at 89; former Times Mirror executive

    Charles I. Schneider dies at 89; former Times Mirror executive
    Charles I. Schneider, a former president and board chairman of the Music Center Operating Co. who served as an executive with Times Mirror Co., died Sunday of age-related causes at his Beverly Hills home, his family said. He was 89. At the Music Center...