| Jan 21, 2011
A Midtown Sacramento man who put a Nazi flag in his front window for the world to see has now taken it down.
The man put up the flag as part of a feud with his neighbor; he says he didn't want her renting out her house.
"We live in horror with him as...
| Jan 30, 2011
Back in December, I wrote about predictions for the coming year, and here we are only three weeks into January and already two have come true.
What's funny was one was tongue-in-cheek and the other serious. As a joke, I said the Burbank Leader and...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 7:35 PM
A scathing report released today called the botched Riley Fox murder investigation an “unguided missile,” detailing major mistakes and recommending sweeping changes in the Will County Sheriff’s Office.
Meetings among investigators...
| Jan 30, 2011
Kudos to the League of Women Voters Glendale/Burbank for hosting an excellent candidates forum that actually dealt with many of the issues Burbank residents are concerned with ("Council hopefuls plead their case," Jan. 22). If you didn't get a chance to...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 1:23 PM
Judging the fairness of Paul Wheeler's exit as Lafayette High's football coach is impossible.
But judging Williamsburg-James City County Schools is not.
Administrators and/or their lawyers are dodging, an understandable but frustrating stance to nosy...
| Jan 27, 2011
In the wake of the Jan. 8 shootings in Tucson, the Arizona state legislature has passed emergency legislation to prevent the Westboro Baptist Church from picketing victims' funerals, including that of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green. The church's...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 3:05 PM
In the Chicago Tribune this week, you’ll find another story about lead in water. It’s an update on a previous story that explained how regulators are worried that current testing methods inaccurately screen for lead -- a toxic metal that is...
| Sep 18, 2011
Early this year, as street protests began spreading across the Arab world, a young Internet expert from Germany, Katrin Verclas, asked Egyptian democracy activists what kind of technology they needed most. More laptop computers? Better access to the Web?...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 4:32 PM
In today's edition of the Friday Files, we're looking at everything from pension reform in Tallahassee to health care in Ethiopia.
Let's start with the pensions and salaries, where Gov. Rick Scott wants to shake things up.
Some of that is sorely needed....
| Feb 1, 2011
Here in America we all have freedom of speech, even Packers fans.
But, as the controversy surrounding John C. Stone -- the Chicago-area car salesman who was fired for wearing a Green Bay tie -- so abundantly illustrates, flaunting your personal...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 1:30 PM
Thursday, June 16, 5 – 8 p.m., Bridgeport Public Library, Black Rock Branch
2705 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, (203) 337-9676, www.bportlibrary.org
A gay emcee. It sounds like an oxymoron given the ultra-masculine and often-homophobic...