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  • Lots of smoke, noise — but not much action on diesel engine idling

    Lots of smoke, noise — but not much action on diesel engine idling
    As fans left Wrigley Field after a late-season Cubs loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, they were greeted by clouds of noxious diesel exhaust from charter buses idling outside the ballpark, some for nearly an hour. On another fall afternoon, three tour...
  • Kenneth Reiner dies at 95; industrialist built landmark Silvertop home

    Kenneth Reiner dies at 95; industrialist built landmark Silvertop home
    Kenneth Reiner made a fortune in Los Angeles in the 1940s and '50s designing and manufacturing two ingenious products: self-locking aircraft nuts and spring-loaded ladies' hair clips. He brought the same inventiveness to a personal project he launched in...
  • Barney Rosset dies at 89; publisher fought censorship

    Barney Rosset, the renegade founder of Grove Press who fought groundbreaking legal battles against censorship and introduced American readers to such provocative writers as Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco and Jean Genet, died Tuesday in...
  • TB in elephants called 'a gray area'

    TB in elephants called 'a gray area'
    An animal-rights group contends that an elephant performing in Baltimore with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus poses a health risk to the public because she has tested positive for tuberculosis, but circus and government health officials...
  • Lollapalooza at 20: Highlights, lowlights, revolution and evolution

    Lollapalooza at 20: Highlights, lowlights, revolution and evolution
    Lollapalooza wasn’t built to last two years, let alone intended to be around long enough to celebrate a 20th anniversary Aug. 5-7 in Grant Park. “I haven’t said this before, but after the first year, I went on my merry way, thinking...
  • New York to release teachers' ratings

    The New York City school system announced Wednesday that it will release ratings for nearly 12,000 teachers based on student test scores, potentially giving the public an unprecedented window into the effectiveness of instructors at the nation's largest...
  • N.Y. union seeks to curb teacher data

    The New York City teachers union argued Wednesday before the state Supreme Court that the nation's largest school district should not follow through with its plan to disclose evaluation information about some 12,000 teachers by name, saying it could do...
  • Open records laws helps make database possible

    Open records laws helps make database possible
    Under Indiana’s open records laws, local government agencies are required to provide information about their employees, the positions they hold and how much they are paid. Starting in January, The Tribune has used the Freedom of Information Act and...
  • DVD pirates running rampant in China

    DVD pirates running rampant in China
    Poking around a pirate DVD shop down the block from the Apple Store in central Beijing one recent afternoon on her lunch break, Zhou Xin eyed the floor-to-ceiling selection of Oscar-nominated films, indie flicks and B-movies such as "Nude Nuns With Big...
  • Sheriff's Dept. Won't Charge The Game for "Phone Mob" Tweet

    Sheriff's Dept. Won't Charge The Game for "Phone Mob" Tweet
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department has dropped its investigation into a mishap involving the Twitter account of rapper The Game, which led to hundreds of phone calls to the agency, overwhelming its phone system. The...
  • Struggles of 'City of Life and Death'

    Struggles of 'City of Life and Death'
    Among the most painful chapters in modern Chinese history is Japan's 1937 invasion of Nanjing. Hundreds of thousands were killed, countless women were raped, and soldiers and civilians alike suffered unspeakable brutalities. So when Chinese writer-...