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  • Rafael Palmeiro falls off Hall of Fame ballot; Mike Mussina receives 20.3 percent of vote

    Rafael Palmeiro falls off Hall of Fame ballot; Mike Mussina receives 20.3 percent of vote
    While the National Baseball Hall of Fame was announcing Wednesday that three players in their first year of eligibility — pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas — had been elected by the writers' association in the...
  • Sherlock Holmes rescued from a dastardly foe: the copyright law

    Sherlock Holmes rescued from a dastardly foe: the copyright law
    As we all get ready for the premiere later this month of Season 3 of the BBC's superb "Sherlock" on PBS (I know I am), we should pause to give thanks to a Chicago federal judge who saved the world's greatest fictional detective from the pitiless...
  • Jahi McMath: Expert criticizes keeping girl on ventilator

    Medical ethicists are criticizing the unnamed facility that agreed to keep the body of 13-year-old Jahi McMath on a ventilator after transferring her from an Oakland hospital, saying it will only delay the inevitable while potentially causing long-term...
  • Coaches poll will continue in new College Football Playoff

    The American Football Coaches Assn. announced Monday at its annual convention in Indianapolis that the coaches college football poll will continue in the new College Football Playoff. The poll will go on despite having no role in choosing the champion...
  • Colorado replaces marker 420 with 419.99 to foil 'weed enthusiasts'

    Colorado replaces marker 420 with 419.99 to foil 'weed enthusiasts'
    This week, Colorado replaced mile marker 420 after it was repeatedly stolen following the state’s legalization of marijuana. Why? Could be because 420 is pop-culture code for cannabis. The Colorado Department of Transportation assumed it was being...
  • Jahi McMath: Family of brain-dead girl keeping out of public view

    Jahi McMath: Family of brain-dead girl keeping out of public view
    After waging a public battle to keep brain-dead Jahi McMath on a ventilator and then transfer her body to an undisclosed facility, the 13-year-old girl's family has chosen to lie low and "heal up," their attorney said. "The family is seeking to focus...
  • Killed for texting in Florida: What in the wired world is going on?

    Forget it, Jake, it’s Florida. That may be as good an explanation as any to explain the fatal shooting of a (texting) man at a movie theater in Wesley Chapel, Fla., on Monday. But is it really that simple, that random, that inane? Details are...
  • Movie makes secret writing public, for fun

    Movie makes secret writing public, for fun
    Chicago's live-lit scene is a robust one, with storytelling events filling up the calendar every month. They're cheap to produce, and I suspect they tap into a desire among audiences to experience something without a screen of one sort or another...
  • Spring Training 2014: 10 games worth catching this spring

    Spring Training 2014: 10 games worth catching this spring
    The unfamiliar and unwanted chill in the Florida air will soon subside, and that means one thing -- it's time for spring training baseball in the Sunshine State.  Pitchers and catchers begin reporting for Grapefruit League teams in the second week of...
  • What to do if you're affected by the Target breach

    What to do if you're affected by the Target breach
    Betsy Marmon, of Gloucester, rarely shops at Target. As it turns out, she did shop at the chain during the holiday season when hackers accessed the personal information of more than 70 million shoppers. On Thursday, Marmon said she was notified by her...
  • 'Ride Along' to drive to top. Analyzing Oscar nominations.

    'Ride Along' to drive to top. Analyzing Oscar nominations.
    After the coffee. Before beating this slightly sore throat into submission. The Skinny: My colleague is on injured reserve with a bad cold and now my throat is bothering me. So I'm guzzling down meds because I'm not spending this weekend at home...