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  • Question of the day: Is Bud Selig softening his stance on Pete Rose? [Updated]

     
    Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is allowing the Cincinnati Reds to honor Pete Rose on Sunday. Tribune Co. writers offer their insights on Selig's decision. Should Pete Rose be in the baseball Hall of Fame?online surveys Lance Pugmire, Los.......
  • Photos: Five days to go for Mexico's bicentennial

     
    Above, the countdown to Mexico's independence bicentennial, showing just five days to go Friday afternoon near the Zocalo square in downtown Mexico City. It's almost hard to believe. The bicentennial clock was inaugurated at 11 p.m. on Sept. 15, 2008,...
  • Jimmy Fallon makes room for Broadway musicals on NBC's 'Late Night'

     
    It's one of the unspoken laws of the late-night talk-show circuit -- guest celebrities agree to put in an appearance on the comedy couch in exchange for air time to promote their latest movie, album, TV show, book or whatever.......
  • Monster Mash: Liberace Museum in Vegas to close; British Museum gets windfall donation

     
    -- All that glitters: The Liberace Museum in Las Vegas has announced plans to close in October due to financial difficulties. (Las Vegas Review-Journal) -- Windfall: The British Museum in London has received a $38.6-million donation from Lord Sainsbury,...
  • United Arts announces new director of development

     
    United Arts of Central Florida has announced the appointment of Laura A. Heiselman as its director of development. Heiselman received a bachelor of science degree in social sciences from Florida State University with specializations in political science...
  • SAUDI ARABIA: Gay diplomat in Los Angeles may have a case, but little support in the Arab world

     
    Damage control in the digital age can be a challenge, especially when you're ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia and one of your diplomats just applied for asylum in the United States on the grounds that he's gay and friends with a Jewish......
  • Bill Segal’s sad pandering on gay rights.

     
              After sitting on the county commission for six years, oblivious to the issue of gay bias, Bill Segal suddenly has decided the issue is so urgent that Mayor Rich Crotty must rush it onto the agenda pront...
  • Gay Saudi diplomat seeking asylum tells reporters 'life is in great danger'

     
    In a public plea for help, a Los Angeles-based Saudi diplomat said he is seeking asylum because he believes his life would be in danger if he were forced to return to his country. The diplomat, who gave his name......
  • Venice homeless issues to be discussed at town hall meeting

     
    New and ongoing programs to prevent people from living on the streets or in their vehicles will be the topic of a town hall meeting in Venice on Sept. 23. Councilman Bill Rosendahl will moderate the forum from 7 to......
  • Penelope Cruz is pregnant — halfway done, as a matter of fact

     
    Yes, fans of beautiful babies, Penelope Cruz is indeed pregnant. Four and a half months along, actually, reps for the mother-to-be and her husband, Javier Bardem, have confirmed to People. Rumors of a baby on board have been bubbling — and shot down —...
  • 'Real World New Orleans' wraps up

     
    BOFF is back to recap the finale of Real World New Orleans. Take it away, BOFF, and thanks again!: It's time for the season finale of MTV's "The Real World" and the previews indicate the return of the recently ousted......