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  • Ghosts soar in William Vollmann's hefty 'Last Stories'

    Ghosts soar in William Vollmann's hefty 'Last Stories'
    It has been a season of giants in the arts. In New York, Jeff Koons' "Split-Rocker," a 37-foot-tall foliage sculpture of a rocking horse made up of 50,000 flowering plants, has given Kara Walker's sphinx, a 35-foot-tall sculpture made of an estimated 40...
  • FOI Advocate: Malloy Administration Should Push Charter Group On Public Disclosure

     FOI Advocate: Malloy Administration Should Push Charter Group On Public Disclosure
    The president of the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information is blasting an embattled Hartford charter school group for refusing to release information to the public about its taxpayer-funded operations – adding that the Malloy...
  • Use it or lose it

    Use it or lose it
    Credit Gov. Pat Quinn for putting a stop last week to a seedy little money grab by officials at the College of DuPage. Before this episode heads to the dust bin, it's worth a few minutes to examine what it says about the use and abuse of tax dollars....
  • Deportation data won't dispel rumors drawing migrant minors to U.S.

    Deportation data won't dispel rumors drawing migrant minors to U.S.
    President Obama and his aides have repeatedly sought to dispel the rumors driving thousands of children and teens from Central America to cross the U.S. border each month with the expectation they will be given a permiso and allowed to stay. But under...
  • Curt Gentry dies at 83; California historian co-wrote 'Helter Skelter'

    Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
  • Hampton City Schools administrator raises total $30,000

    Hampton City Schools administrator raises total $30,000
    HAMPTON — Several Hampton City Schools administrators quietly received about $30,000 in raises last month, according to documents received Tuesday by the Daily Press. The raises came after the school division made drastic cuts to balance its...
  • Ferguson chief says officer didn't know Michael Brown was suspect in robbery

    FERGUSON, Mo. The officer who shot Ferguson teen Michael Brown stopped Brown and another teen because they were walking in the street, not because of a robbery a few minutes earlier, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said Friday afternoon. Jackson said...
  • Blogger sues CTA for documents related to Ventra contract

    Blogger sues CTA for documents related to Ventra contract
    A blogger sued the CTA on Wednesday to obtain copies of the losing bids and other documents related to the transit agency awarding an almost half-billion-dollar contract in 2011 for the new Ventra fare-collection system. Jason Prechtel filed the lawsuit...
  • Hampton's urban farmers receiving tax breaks

    Hampton's urban farmers receiving tax breaks
    On a sunny June morning, the cattle at Willow Oak Farm nearly broke into a gallop as breakfast arrived on a flatbed wagon. Roughly two dozen cows nosed for position around Thomas "Tommy" Thompson as he spread bales of hay from the wagon onto the...
  • 'Curiosity's Cats' editor recounts Mad Bomber research

    'Curiosity's Cats' editor recounts Mad Bomber research
    "I have let loose enough information in my letters it seems to isolate a grain of sand in a bucket." — From an anonymous letter George Metesky sent to a newspaper in 1956 As editor of "Curiosity's Cats: Writers on Research," I had asked...
  • UConn Foundation Sets Fundraising Record: $81.4 Million

    UConn Foundation Sets Fundraising Record: $81.4 Million
    STORRS — The University of Connecticut Foundation had its best fundraising year ever, bringing in more than $81 million in new gifts and commitments in the fiscal year that ended on June 30. The $81.4 million raised represents a sharp increase...