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  • John Kass at scene of angry Athens protest

    John Kass at scene of angry Athens protest
    ATHENS -- It all started Wednesday morning when a man in Constitution Square reportedly shouted that he didn't want to leave his children in debt and then fatally shot himself in the head. The man, a 77-year-old retired pharmacist, instantly became a...
  • Why Kass is in Greece

    Why Kass is in Greece
    There’s no doubt that Chicago is a world-class city. Through events such as the upcoming NATO summit, Chicago influences global affairs. And Chicago is influenced by international developments as well. You only need to stop at the gas station to see...
  • In Greece, books beat rocks

    In Greece, books  beat rocks
    ATHENS, Greece — It is easy to throw a rock, and there have been plenty thrown here lately, a common ritual, almost not newsworthy, with the anarchists and hooligans smashing big pieces of marble and throwing the chunks at police, at the government,...
  • Greek PM Will Step Down if Bailout Deal Approved

    Greek PM Will Step Down if Bailout Deal Approved
    ATHENS, Greece -- Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will step down as his government's leader, the country's president announced Sunday night -- agreeing to do so on the condition that the controversial 130 billion euro bailout deal is approved. The...
  • Calhoun County Student Charged In Sexual Conduct Investigation

    Calhoun County Student Charged In Sexual Conduct Investigation
    An Athens Area Schools high school student has been expelled amid allegations of inappropriate contact with a younger student earlier this month. Seventeen year old Justin Logan was suspended from the Athens school at first, but eventually expelled....
  • Book review: 'The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories' by Don DeLillo

    Book review: 'The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories' by Don DeLillo
    It's impossible not to get a sense of déjà vu reading "The Angel Esmeralda," the first book of short stories in Don DeLillo's 40-year career. The themes here are echoes — of one another, yes, but even more, of the issues that have defined DeLillo'...
  • Free Music! A sweet tune from Gospel Music

    Free Music! A sweet tune from Gospel Music
    First, just to be clear, Gospel Music in this case has nothng to do with gospel music. It's the name of an indie-pop band from Jacksonville, Florida. Owen Holmes, known as bassist for Black Kids, records under that name. Today's free tune comes from...
  • Cops: Drunk Driver Plows into Good Samaritan Helping Students with Tire

    Cops: Drunk Driver Plows into Good Samaritan Helping Students with Tire
    WEST ATHENS, Calif. (KTLA) -- Five people were injured early Thursday morning when a suspected drunk driver plowed into a pair of cars on the side of the freeway in West Athens. The accident happened around 2:15 a.m. on the southbound 110 Freeway, at the...
  • Greek PM Seeks Backing For Reforms, Debt Deal Near

    Greek PM Seeks Backing For Reforms, Debt Deal Near
    ATHENS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Lucas Papademos sought backing on Sunday from leading Greek party leaders for painful and unpopular reforms that the near-bankrupt country must negotiate now that a long-awaited debt relief deal seems almost secured....
  • Amid clashes, Greek Parliament approves austerity measures

    Amid clashes, Greek Parliament approves austerity measures
    Lawmakers in Greece voted early Monday to approve another round of austerity measures, sought in return for a new eurozone bailout of the debt-stricken country. As lawmakers debated, police turned tear gas and stun grenades on protesters outside Greece's...
  • Greek Lawmakers Approve Austerity Bill As Athens Burns

    Greek Lawmakers Approve Austerity Bill As Athens Burns
    ATHENS (Reuters) - The Greek parliament approved a deeply unpopular austerity bill to secure a second EU/IMF bailout and avoid national bankruptcy, as buildings burned across central Athens and violence spread around the country. Cinemas, cafes, shops...