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Democratic National Convention (1968)

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  • AT PEACE, AT LAST: AFTER 11 YEARS AND AN EMOTIONAL PARADE, VIETNAM VETS FINALLY FEEL WELCOME

    AT PEACE, AT LAST: AFTER 11 YEARS AND AN EMOTIONAL PARADE, VIETNAM VETS FINALLY FEEL WELCOME
    This story by William Mullen orginally ran in the Aug. 17, 1986, Tribune Sunday Magazine.    At 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 13, three men left the entrance to Navy Pier and began moving west along Grand Avenue. The three were old soldiers, the point men...
  • Review: 'Cronkite' by Douglas Brinkley is occasionally critical

    Review: 'Cronkite' by Douglas Brinkley is occasionally critical
    -------------------- Cronkite Douglas Brinkley Harper: 820 pp., $34.99 -------------------- Walter Cronkite was not inclined to introspection, and historian Douglas Brinkley emulates his subject in this thorough biography of the news broadcaster who in...
  • Charles Osborne Fisher

    Charles Osborne Fisher
    Charles Osborne Fisher, a World War II veteran and prominent Carroll County attorney whose legal career spanned more than six decades, died Friday at his Westminster home from complications of a broken hip. He was 95. "Charles was a real gentleman and...
  • George McGovern dies at 90; liberal standard-bearer against Nixon in '72

    George McGovern dies at 90; liberal standard-bearer against Nixon in '72
    George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90. McGovern died Sunday morning while...
  • Take Five: Hello, Mrs. Malaprop, Wherever You Are

    Writers love words just like chefs love food.  We spend hours tinkering with verbs, nouns and adjectives within all types of techniques and combinations to keep the eyes of our readers glued to the copy we create. We infuse our writing with clever,...
  • 'Bad Moon Rising' baseball exhibit on display at Burbank Central Library

    Pits and pieces from the local sports scene. Library to display exhibition of baseball memorabilia: The Baseball Reliquary presents "Bad Moon Rising: Baseball and the Summer of '68," an exhibition chronicling the extraordinary baseball season of 1968,...
  • Baseball and unrest explored in exhibition at library

    Baseball and unrest explored in exhibition at library
    Terry Cannon grew up in Detroit rooting for his hometown Tigers. Cannon is the executive director of the Baseball Reliquary, a Pasadena-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of American art and culture through the context of...
  • Emanuel admits he erred on describing G8, NATO parade rules as temporary

    Emanuel admits he erred on describing G8, NATO parade rules as temporary
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he erred last month when he said tighter protest rules and higher fines for thwarting police would be temporary measures designed just for a pair of spring meetings of international leaders in Chicago."I misspoke, and I...
  • PASSINGS: Michael Davis, Dick Anthony Williams, Ric Waite

    PASSINGS: Michael Davis, Dick Anthony Williams, Ric Waite
    Michael Davis Bassist for rock band MC5 Michael Davis, 68, the bassist of influential late 1960s rock band MC5, died Friday of liver failure at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, Calif., said his wife, Angela Davis. The Motor City Five, later known as MC5,...
  • 'Hog butcher for the world'

    'Hog butcher for the world'
    The shuttering of the Union Stock Yard and Transit Co. on July 30, 1971, didn't mark the end of Chicago's role as "hog butcher for the world." That came a year earlier, when "hog alley" closed, a victim of the stockyards' long descent from years of...
  • G-8 is pulled from Chicago — but NATO, security concerns and global spotlight stay

    G-8 is pulled from Chicago — but NATO, security concerns and global spotlight stay
    Chicago's star turn on the world stage was cut in half Monday after President Barack Obama made a surprise shift of the May G-8 international summit from his hometown to Camp David. The full complement of downtown security concerns remains however....