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  • Parole Board Must Reverse Cop Killer's Release

    Parole Board Must Reverse Cop Killer's Release
    Plainville police officer and Vietnam veteran Robert Holcomb was executed by Gary Castonguay while investigating a burglary on the evening of Nov. 21, 1977. Four bullets entered 28-year-old Officer Holcomb's body as he chased 33-year-old Castonguay, a...
  • Presidential presentations

    In preparation for Presidents' Day, second-graders at Sward Elementary School in Oak Lawn recently learned about presidents, as they were asked to complete research projects on a specific president, according to a release from Oak Lawn-Hometown School...
  • Is President Obama America's Nero?

    Is President Obama America's Nero?
    President Theodore Roosevelt said, “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly (and incessantly) and carries a twig. Like Nero of ancient Rome, Obama fiddles, takes selfies and...
  • Revealing author to speak at Festival of the Arts Boca

    Revealing author to speak at Festival of the Arts Boca
    Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lucinda Franks can't quite get over how the story of her May-December marriage to New York legal eagle Robert Morgenthau has been reviewed, mostly glowingly. "This is my fourth book and I never had a book...
  • History mugged in recent Pullman coverage

     History mugged in recent Pullman coverage
    If, as they say, truth is the first victim of war, then Chicago has demonstrated a corollary: During a hard-fought mayoral election, history takes a mugging. President Barack Obama's recent visit occasioned a refashioning of local lore into a...
  • Can the Democratic Party fix its "white voter" problem?

    Can the Democratic Party fix its "white voter" problem?
    While talking to black and white Republicans recently about the Grand Old Party's outreach efforts to voters of color, I wondered: What are Democrats doing to reach working-class whites? Much has been said and written — some of it by me —...
  • Almanac

    Feb. 26, 1915 Letter from the Editor: Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 12 To The Star: On account of too much "business" going on here our boat trip down the Indian river is being postponed from time to time, but we hope it is now not far in advance. The...
  • Maddonna and Young: A presidential campaign history lesson for Romney

    Maddonna and Young: A presidential campaign history lesson for Romney
    Much chatter amid even more controversy has met the news that Mitt Romney may be running again for president. Whether he should or shouldn't, whether he will or won't are questions to be answered over the next several months. But we don't have to wait...
  • Reies Lopez Tijerina dies at 88; Chicano rights movement leader

     Reies Lopez Tijerina dies at 88; Chicano rights movement leader
    On June 5, 1967, a group of armed men, led by fiery preacher Reies Lopez Tijerina, arrived at the county courthouse in the small New Mexico community of Tierra Amarilla. They were there to free prisoners who were arrested in a land grant dispute and to...
  • 'Annie' demonstrates its durability at the Hippodrome

    'Annie' demonstrates its durability at the Hippodrome
    There's nothing like a little orphan to combat a Depression. Hollywood pushed that concept hard with Shirley Temple movies. Broadway seconded the notion with "Annie," the much-loved, much-traveled musical that is back in Baltimore, flashing enough smiles...
  • With State of the Union, Obama sets agenda ... for 2016 election

    Few if any of the domestic policy proposals President Obama talked about in his sixth State of the Union speech stand much chance of landing on his desk to be signed into law, but they've already begun to have an impact in another arena: shaping the...