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  • Christina Aguilera is selling her Beverly Hills mansion

    Christina Aguilera is selling her Beverly Hills mansion
    Christina Aguilera has put her 11,500-square-foot gated mansion in Beverly Hills on the market at $13.5 million. Set on nearly two-thirds of an acre, the Mediterranean-style home has a grand foyer with a sweeping staircase, a fanciful children's room,...
  • Famished for Fiction

    Famished for Fiction
    Famished for Fiction Our club has been meeting for three years and comprises fifth- and sixth-graders at the Melzer School in Morton Grove. We meet monthly over the lunch and recess periods, which is about 55 minutes. This year the club became so...
  • The Geezer book club

    The Geezer book club
    The Geezer book club The club began in 1997 when seven men, after 40 years of friendship, realized their conversations had fallen into a rut. Now, when everyone is vertical, ambulatory and in town, there are 11 of us with an average age of 80. Our...
  • Princess-to-be Kate Middleton has Maryland family ties

    Princess-to-be Kate Middleton has Maryland family ties
    Soon-to-be princess Kate Middleton has a few prominent Marylanders — and American celebrities — in her family tree. Middleton, a commoner who marries Prince William on Friday, is a distant cousin of "The Star-Spangled Banner" author Francis...
  • Former Upton Sinclair home in Monrovia is for sale

    Former Upton Sinclair home in Monrovia is for sale
    The house that social reformer and novelist Upton Sinclair lived in during the 1940s through the '60s has come on the market in Monrovia at $1.5 million. Built in 1923, the Spanish Colonial Revival-style residence is listed on the National Register of...
  • Education Matters: History often repeats itself

    Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a...
  • Partisan rhetoric inflames college board race

    A political campaign focused on a troubled community college construction program has suddenly veered into a noisy side battle with cries of censorship, stealth candidates and "tea party" takeover. Scott Svonkin, a senior advisor to L.A. County Sheriff...
  • Astral Weeks: A sci-fi master's beginnings

    Astral Weeks: A sci-fi master's beginnings
    "I am submitting the enclosed short story 'LIFE-LINE' for either 'Astounding' or 'Unknown,'" Robert A. Heinlein wrote to editor John Campbell in 1939, "because I am not sure which policy it fits the better." The former magazine published science fiction,...
  • The poetry of discussion

    The poetry of discussion
    Our story Our Sulzer Regional Library Great Books Discussion Group has been meeting for more than 30 years. Annually, we pick a theme to guide our book selections and discussions. This year's theme is morality. Last year we read books dealing with...
  • Don't be agast (or even aghast)! Tribune once trifled with standard spelling

    Don't be agast (or even aghast)! Tribune once trifled with standard spelling
    For more than 40 years, the Tribune crusaded against an "unspeakable offense," a "monster cruelty": English spelling. From Jan. 28, 1934, to Sept. 28, 1975, the newspaper adopted a system of simplified spelling, a cause dearly felt by publisher Col....
  • Musician's design hits right notes [Corrected]

    For University High School, money does grow on trees. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version incorrectly stated the number of votes Lisa Xie's design got. It was 445, not 445,000. -------------------- At least, it does now since a...