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Columbus Day

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  • Hispanic Heritage Month: How an intern helped make it happen

    Hispanic Heritage Month: How an intern helped make it happen
    The assignment seemed perfect for me. I was a Mexican American college student in Washington and was asked to get cosponsors for a bill that would create a month-long observance honoring the achievements of Latinos — National Hispanic Heritage...
  • Take the Points: College Football Week 3 Picks

    Take the Points: College Football Week 3 Picks
    This morning, as I’m sitting at my desk, sipping a Starbucks Pumpkin Latte and trying to write the intro to this column, there’s one thing that keeps going through my mind: Hype. My coffee has a giant cardboard sleeve announcing the 10th...
  • Eschew on this: The grand marshal of world-weariness says it’s OK to hate parades and stay home

     
    Friday's print column Chicago’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at noon Saturday from the intersection of Balbo and Columbus Drives in Grant Park and head north about half a mile to Monroe Drive. You couldn’t pay me......
  • Brown takes prison message on the road

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown took his campaign against federal oversight of prisons on the road Tuesday, telling reporters in Los Angeles that further reductions in incarceration would risk public safety. “We already have reduced our prisons 43,000.”...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: House, Senate working on small games bill.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Today is Columbus Day, so we hope you're observing this celebration of western imperialism in a culturally sensitive and appropriate way. As any schoolkid will tell you, directionally challenged Italian sailor...
  • Mail ballots go out starting Tuesday

     
    Elections officials will begin sending out mail ballots Tuesday. The last day to register to vote is Oct. 22 and the deadline for requesting a mail ballot is Oct. 30 for those wishing to vote in the Nov. 6 election....
  • Democrats allege Long broke campaign rules

     
    UPDATE 3 PM — ADDS LONG'S RESPONSE WASHINGTON — Orange County Democrats are accusing Republican congressional candidate Todd Long of misusing campaign funds — specifically restrictions on using campaign cash for personal debts — in...
  • Trip Guide To Martha's Vineyard

    Trip Guide To Martha's Vineyard
    >>For a complete list of ferry operators, special events, bike paths, public beaches, adventure outfitters, walking tours, and lodging and dining promotions, go to mvy.com. >>Use the bus. The Martha's Vineyard Transit Authority sells daily bus passes...
  • Maria G. Zannino, funeral director

    Maria G. Zannino, funeral director
    Maria G. Zannino, a longtime Highlandtown funeral director who played a prominent role in numerous Italian social and cultural organizations, died Saturday from complications of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 80. "Maria was so...
  • Jerry Brown calls on feds to relinquish hold on state prisons

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown said the job of reducing the state’s prison population and improving its healthcare system “is now complete” and asked a federal court to relinquish control of the state’s prisons....
  • Chicago schools consider unified calendar

    Chicago schools consider unified calendar
    Chicago Public Schools students would be on the same calendar in the coming year, one that begins Aug. 26 — at least a week before most students now start school — and ends June 10, under a proposal the Board of Education will vote on...