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  • Mind games

    Mind games
    Thomas Harris has a lot to answer for. Before he created Hannibal Lecter, the mere idea of a multiple murderer was enough to scare people into locking their doors and avoiding anyone remotely suspicious. Seemingly ordinary, many serial killers lived...
  • Commutation for George Ryan?

    (WGN-AM)- A lawyer for George Ryan says he'll ask President Barack Obama to commute the former governor's more than six-year sentence. Ryan's attorney, former Gov. Jim Thompson, says he'll present a petition to Obama while keeping in mind the president...
  • Gibson still carving out his corner of cyberspace

    VANCOUVER, Canada -- Back then, it didn't seem like a great career move. "I don't think anyone told me that I was crazy," William Gibson recalled last week, sitting on the leafy patio of a Creole restaurant near his home. "But they didn't read science...
  • Bad PR for officers claims wrong man

    What do you talk about when you're driving your son to prison? Picture yourself on that highway, cutting through cornfields under blue Iowa skies, your son next to you in the quiet car, your boy about to begin a 5-year sentence for defending himself with...
  • Virginia Tech statistics

    Sport-by-sport Women's soccer ++++++++++++++++++++ || || ACC || ALL || || UNC || 37-2-0 || 89-7-4 || || Florida State || 24-9-6 || 68-19-11 || || Virginia || 24-10-5 || 60-21-11 || || BC || 14-11-5 || 36-18-9 || || Wake Forest || 20-16-3 || 48-29-7...
  • NBC's Dick Ebersol gets Lifetime Achievement Emmy

     
    Congratulations to NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol, who was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th annual Sports Emmy Awards Monday night. Ebersol received the award in a ceremony featuring from Muhammad Ali and the commissioners/CEOs of...
  • The Morning Fix: Ticketmaster and Live Nation newlyweds. Viacom and CBS, still broken up. A Simon-Simon-Tommy love triangle.

     
    After the coffee. Before fishing out the umbrella ... again! Ticketmaster and Live Nation get DOJ green light. The Justice Department approved the controversial merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation, a marriage that brings together the biggest...
  • Blagojevich trial transcripts for Monday, plain text version

     
    Plain text versions of the transcripts for the surveillance tapes played today, the first day of the defense case. In the order they were recorded: DATE: 11/11/2008 SPEAKERS: ROBERT BLAGOJEVICH BABU PATEL R. BLAGOJEVICH Let me, can I say this,......
  • Politics as usual, I guess

     
    The Daily Herald's Burt Constable has a tale to tell... All of that righteous "I didn't let you down," "working hard for the people of Illinois" and fighting "for the right to be able to do your job" bluster that......
  • Kirk Officially Announces Senate Run

    (WGN-AM)- Five-term North Shore Rep. Mark Kirk formally announced his bid for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate today, billing himself as an independent who wants to lead others who are "not afraid to stand alone" against the corruption that...
  • State Farm stays in Florida, but we all could pay more

    State Farm won't pull out of Florida after all. But homeowners shouldn't rejoice just yet. The insurance giant will raise residential-property premiums by 14.8 percent. Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said Wednesday that an agreement...