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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • 50 years ago, a local man rode into history as a Freedom Rider in the Jim Crow South

    50 years ago, a local man rode into history as a Freedom Rider in the Jim Crow South
    Sometimes I'll tackle a white-hot topic in this space that inspires readers to become writers. Amid the slings and arrows of rejoinder, some gracious letter-writer might offer an attaboy for my "courage." And I smile. But not for the reason you...
  • Lake Shore Drive seeking road to the future

    Lake Shore Drive seeking road to the future
    North Lake Shore Drive is a mess for many of the quarter-million drivers, bus passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists who use it each day, according to new research from city and state transportation officials who are planning an overhaul of the aging...
  • Renting a car for your European trip

    Renting a car for your European trip
    Even with Europe's super-efficient public transportation system, there are times when it makes sense to rent a car. Having your own wheels is ideal for getting to more remote or rural places (that aren't covered as well by public transportation): England'...
  • Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat

    Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat
    When I first visited Dock & Dine, a notable waterfront restaurant in Old Saybrook, I was struck by its extreme exposure to Long Island Sound, the fury of river flooding, coastal storms and shifting sands. It leans into the nor'easters coming off the Sound...
  • Fighting season for Brown, lawmakers

    SACRAMENTO — High-stakes bargaining is about to begin in California's Capitol. As the weather heats up in Sacramento every year, so does the intensity. There'll be bartering over wonky programs and policies that for most citizens would be...
  • Seniors on the Go: Airline safety -- where are we?

    Seniors on the Go: Airline safety -- where are we?
    "How safe is air travel?" The relentless media obsession with the mystery of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 again focuses attention on the broad question of airline safety. And despite the apparent tragic fate of the flight 370 passengers, last week's...
  • Excitement still cranked all the way up for IronPigs

    Excitement still cranked all the way up for IronPigs
    Koyie Hill's head stopped spinning long ago. At age 35, the catcher is old enough to understand any comparison of his career to that of the infamous Crash Davis, even if it's a stretch. Maikel Franco's head, by comparison, was recently placed on a...
  • Could FedEx traffic improvements make dangerous bus stop safer?

    Q: I've read that road widening and other traffic improvements related to the proposed FedEx Ground project in Allen Township will cost an estimated $40 million. This makes me wonder if anyone has considered, or cares about, dedicating a piece of land for...
  • Review: 'A Man Called Destruction' by Holly George-Warren

    Review: 'A Man Called Destruction' by Holly George-Warren
    In 1993, I persuaded the Tribune's then-arts editor to send me to Columbia, Mo., to report on the first show in almost 20 years of a cult band that loomed huge for those of us under its spell. Two University of Missouri undergrads had phoned the ever-...
  • Advocate shows autistic people how to have safe encounters with police

    Advocate shows autistic people how to have safe encounters with police
    Emily Iland spent decades advocating for her 30-year-old son, who has autism, his own apartment, a college degree and an accounting career. Now, as part of the Autism Society of Los Angeles, Iland is trying to make sure young people like him, pushing...
  • After Martin Kaymer's 65, expect U.S. Open course to toughen up

     After Martin Kaymer's 65, expect U.S. Open course to toughen up
    All those red numbers atop the scoreboard after Thursday's first round do not bode well for golfers in this year's U.S. Open. Especially for poor Martin Kaymer, the German who won the 2010 PGA and who did the unthinkable here. He dismantled a U.S....