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  • New York hires students to sting cabbies for refusing fares

     
    Since September, college students have been posing as taxi riders to catch drivers who refuse to take them to neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and parts of northern Manhattan -- all places it might be difficult to land a return fare to...
  • Compromise proposal: Microphones in the courtroom

     
    Ameet Sachdev's Chicago Law column this morning reports that Cook County Judge Charles Burns has barred reporters from tweeting in court during the trial of William Balfour. Balfour is charged with murdering three family members of singer and actress...
  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
  • Get Wet, Lose Weight

    Get Wet, Lose Weight
    Two years ago, I wrote a health column for the overweight, sedentary, stiff in the joints, anti-exercise, keep-my-hair-dry crowd. Get yourself into a pool, watch your blood pressure come down, feel your joints relax and enjoy life again. Two years ago,...
  • 9 New Lawsuits Filed Over Kleen Energy Plant Explosion

    The owners and general contractor at the Kleen Energy power plant ignored basic safety precautions before the February blast that killed six workers and injured several dozen more, a group of lawyers said Thursday as they announced nine new lawsuits...
  • George Washington, in war and peace

    George Washington, in war and peace
    Washington A Life Ron Chernow Penguin Press: 906 pp., $40 On Dec. 14, 1799, an ominous, fog-like gloom hung over Mount Vernon. Sixty-seven-year-old George Washington was dying. The ex-president, his doctors believed, was suffering from "quinsy" (a...
  • "Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America" by Jack Rakove

    "Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America" by Jack Rakove
    "Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America" By Jack Rakove Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 496 pp., $30 Reviewed By Kirk Davis Swinehart for the Chicago Tribune Since the end of the American Revolution, in 1783, historians of varying...
  • Kleen Energy Blast Victim's Widow Testifies

    Kleen Energy Blast Victim's Widow Testifies
    The widow hushed the packed chamber and veteran safety officials jolted it as a congressional subcommittee investigating the deadly natural gas explosion at the Kleen Energy power plant Feb. 7 heard testimony Monday at city hall. "I find it bizarre...
  • Special Report: Hartford's Vicious Cycle Of Fires And Blight

    Special Report: Hartford's Vicious Cycle Of Fires And Blight
    After fire hit Joseph Palenza's multifamily building at 479-481 Farmington Ave. last month, city inspectors made a troubling discovery. So many electrical hazards had accumulated over time — extension cords plugged into light sockets; loose or...
  • O'Brien on priest sexual abuse: Making sure it doesn't happen again

    O'Brien on priest sexual abuse: Making sure it doesn't happen again
    Often, when the Catholic Church's sexual abuse crisis is discussed, some defender of the church will accurately point out that no other institution has done more to study itself and to create safeguards that protect children in the area of sexual abuse....
  • New report on priestly abuse: A priest's view

    New report on priestly abuse: A priest's view
    By and large, priests don’t molest because they are gay, or because the Catholic Church requires priests not to marry. Nor did the problem stem from changes in seminaries after Vatican II. What, then? Those reasons are more elusive, a fact that...