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  • Parade magazine gets a new owner

    Parade magazine gets a new owner
    Parade magazine, a longtime Sunday supplement in the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and more than 700 other newspapers, is getting a new owner.
  • Frank N. Popp, master watch repairman, dies at 90

    When Frank N. Popp returned to civilian life after World War II, he went back to his family's home on the Northwest Side and began looking for a job. "All he knew is that he was good with his hands and had an eye for detail," said his son, Fred. The...

    Quit 16-inch softball, and your fingers will thank you

     Quit 16-inch softball, and your fingers will thank you
    I was sitting in a bar recently with a guy named Nate. A cast covered his right hand and stretched about halfway up his forearm, forcing Nate to drink beer as a lefty. Fortunately, he was getting good at it. As he sipped, he explained the origins of the...

    Thank you, Montgomery Ward

    Thank you, Montgomery Ward
    On a summer day, thousands flock to Chicago's beaches, cast a fishing line into its harbors and play softball in Grant Park, oblivious to their indebtedness to A. Montgomery Ward, who fought to keep developers' hands off the city's lakefront. Few...

    Renaming the Circle -- a loopy idea

     
    I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle. Byrne, now 80, Chicago's only female mayor, served from 1979 to 1983, but never had her name slapped on...