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  • Quality, condition drive value on vintage chairs

    Q: I was given these two chairs and I know nothing about them. One has a small brass plate on the seat underside, reading "Pittsburgh." Any info? A: Seen in a photo showing one chair, the reader has mass production side chairs. Most likely, they were...
  • Play or defend?

    With Tannah Hirsch and Bob Jones Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH S-Q J 10 8 H-3 2 D-Q 10 6 4 C-A K J WEST EAST S-7 4 3 S-A K 9 6 2 H-K 9 5 4 H-Void D-3 2 D-A J 9 5 C-8 4 3 2 C-10 9 7 5 SOUTH S-5 H-A Q J 10 8 7 6 D-K 8 7 C-Q 6 The...
  • Bankruptcy cancels Westport auction for a second time

    Bankruptcy cancels Westport auction for a second time
    Developer Patrick Turner got more time to find an investor for his ambitious Westport waterfront project after a creditor filed an involuntary bankruptcy petition Friday against a company that owns part of the property, blocking a scheduled foreclosure...
  • Bear Tie Ball a wild time

    Bear Tie Ball a wild time
    The Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation celebrated the 21st anniversary of its Bear Tie Ball with more than 600 in attendance March 8 at the UIC Forum. Themed "Into the Wild, A Road to the Cure," this black-tie event raised funds to support...
  • Reform-Minded Mexico Opens Way for New Telecom Players

    Mexico's Federal Institute of Telecommunications, Ifetel, which assumed oversight of the country's $30 billion telecommunications industry last September, is busy making moves that could reshape the country's TV, cable and telco businesses -- and open...
  • Hollywood Museum exhibits Marlene Dietrich auction items

    Hollywood Museum exhibits Marlene Dietrich auction items
    A 1955 letter to Marlene Dietrich from Ernest Hemingway, which begins with the author referring to the legendary actress as "Dearest Kraut," one of Dietrich's blue and black double breasted tuxedos, a late 19th-century Swiss cylinder music box, several of...
  • Homecoming Project sponsoring stiletto dinner, fashion show

    The Homecoming Project Inc.'s 5th Annual Stiletto Dinner & Fashion Show is scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. at Water's Edge Event Center. 4685 Millennium Drive, Belcamp. The Homecoming Project Inc. is an eight-bed, female-only recovery facility in Bel...
  • He dreams of famed roller coaster's return

    He dreams of famed roller coaster's return
    Larry Osterhoudt lives alone in the Downey house where he grew up, a neat, single-story that still wears the same faded pink and white lace curtains with a kind of quiet pride. An elaborate Lionel train set takes up much of a bedroom-turned-office,...
  • Feds: 'We used everything' to catch family shoplifting ring

    Feds: 'We used everything' to catch family shoplifting ring
    The suburban Chicago family stole with startling efficiency from toy stores, booksellers and coffee shops from Maryland to Texas, its matriarch often dressed in a bulky black dress outfitted with compartments for stuffing large merchandise, federal...
  • Alpacas rescued from starvation after boom goes bust

    Alpacas rescued from starvation after boom goes bust
    Here, at the large-animal hospital at Oregon State University, in stalls with wood shavings on the ground, are the alpacas that look at you with those innocent eyes. They evoke even more sympathy from observers who know what they've gone through....
  • Poly Culture Shares Soar in Trading Debut

    HONG KONG - Shares in Chinese auction house and multiplex owner Poly Culture got off to a blistering start in initial trading Thursday on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The issuers set the price at HK$33, at the higher end of the indicated range, but...