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  • Scott Cameron dies at 76; managed the careers of blues greats

    Scott Cameron dies at 76; managed the careers of blues greats
    Scott Cameron managed the careers of blues greats Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and others in the 1970s and 1980s in what should have been a boom time for the artists. White rock bands — including the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and the Doors...
  • Student who aided girl who had seizure, Special Olympics bowler honored

    Student who aided girl who had seizure, Special Olympics bowler honored
    The School District U46 Board awarded certificates of achievement during their meeting Monday to a teenager who helped a girl who had a seizure, his coach and a Special Olympics athlete. Andrew Wilson, a sophomore at Streamwood High School, was...
  • Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence?

    Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence?
    Computers have beaten humans at chess and "Jeopardy!," and now they can master old Atari games such as "Space Invaders" or "Breakout" without knowing anything about their rules or strategies. Playing Atari 2600 games from the 1980s may seem a bit...
  • HAL wins: Computer program bests humans at 'Space Invaders'

    HAL wins: Computer program bests humans at 'Space Invaders'
    Computers already have bested human champions in "Jeopardy!" and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone on to master an entirely new level: "Space Invaders." Google scientists have cooked up software that can do better than humans on dozens...
  • Oily chess game continues with BP strike

    Oily chess game continues with BP strike
    A union contractor tradesman who's working inside the BP Whiting refinery plant has joined dozens of other workers who've contacted me since United Steelworkers union members joined a national strike on Feb. 7. The tradesman is not a member of USW and...
  • Streamwood High student gives CPR to girl at poolside

    Streamwood High student gives CPR to girl at poolside
    A drum solo was going through Andrew Wilson's head Friday as he gave CPR to a 7-year-old girl. That is what his instructors at the Elgin Police Department, as a part of his Elgin Explorer's training, taught him and his classmates to do while giving...
  • Citrus Cove student takes top honors in chess

    Citrus Cove student takes top honors in chess
    Boynton Beach's Maya Behura, 7, a second-grader at Citrus Cove Elementary School tied for second place (in the second grade category) in the National K-12 Chess Championship that took place last December in Orlando. Maya also was the highest finishing...
  • Protecting kids from measles -- and scientifically inept politicians

    Protecting kids from measles -- and scientifically inept politicians
    To the editor: It has been reported that Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey believes parents should have some choice about vaccinating their children and that Rep. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) believes vaccines should be voluntary. Both of these statements by...
  • Sundance 2015: Fitness and money in rom-com get 'Results'

    Sundance 2015: Fitness and money in rom-com get 'Results'
    Writer-director Andrew Bujalski has been one of the leading figures of the micro-budget independent film scene for more than a decade. From his early films “Funny Ha Ha” and “Mutual Appreciation” to the mini-masterpiece of “...
  • South Florida theater awards announce nominations

    South Florida theater awards announce nominations
    The nominations for the 39th annual Carbonell Awards for excellence in South Florida theater were announced today. Theatrical companies in Miami-Dade County eaned the most, with a total of 50 nods. Palm Beach County came in second with 44 and Broward...
  • Ralph V. Marchetti

    Ralph V. Marchetti
    Ralph V. Marchetti, a veteran city public schools educator who was also a familiar presence at Camden Yards, where he served as an usher for two decades, died Dec. 18 at his Overlea home of heart failure. He was 65. "Ralph was among the kindest and most...