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  • Islands Of The Sound

    Islands Of The Sound
    Most everyone's heard the one about how Tom Thumb of Barnum & Bailey's Circus stayed in a house on the Thimble Islands, or about how Captain Kidd is rumored to have buried treasures there. But how many know about the Thimble Island named Mother-In-Law,...
  • Tribune endorsement: Barack Obama for president

    Tribune endorsement: Barack Obama for president
    However this election turns out, it will dramatically advance America's slow progress toward equality and inclusion. It took Abraham Lincoln's extraordinary courage in the Civil War to get us here. It took an epic battle to secure women the right to vote....
  • President Taft Drove an Electric Car

     
    Most of the time, press releases are pretty boring and not great fodder for a blog ??? especially press releases from insurance companies. But not one we came across a few minutes ago, from Hagerty Insurance. The company specializes in......
  • Voter turnout best in a long time

     
    by Frank James Curtis Gans, director of the Center for the Study of the American Electorate at American University, warned early on Election Day that figuring out just how many of the eligible voters went to the polls wouldn't be......
  • Barack Obama doesn't like ambiguity on college grid

     
    Barack Obama lobbied for a college football playoff on "Monday Night Football" the day before he was elected President. He hasn't backed off now that he has actual power. Here he is on the subject in an interview "60 Minutes"......
  • Into the deep freeze... single digits Friday night

     
    Forecasters out at Sterling are warning of bitter cold by the end of this week as cold air from the Yukon rolls in. They foresee temperatures in the single digits in parts of the Baltimore region by Friday night or Saturday......
  • Obama's not-so-special gift to top Brit

     
    British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) by Frank James The British media (all right, two newspapers, the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph) are upset on behalf of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown,........
  • Police Raid Chinatown Gambling Operation

     
    Oct. 6, 1909: Police officers cross the roofs of buildings, using a ladder to span alleys, to raid a lottery operation in Chinatown. I suspect the Sgt. Sebastian mentioned in the story is future Police Chief and Mayor Charles E. ???Charlie??? Sebastian....
  • President Visits L.A.!

     
    Over the years, Edmund Waller ???Ted??? Gale drew many variations on ???Miss Los Angeles??? before adopting the best known version, a Latina. Above, here she is in 1909, welcoming President Taft. At right, Miss Los Angeles, Feb. 26, 1920 l Although this...
  • President Taft Has a Bully Time in Los Angeles

     
    Oct. 12, 1909: President Taft has a bully time in Los Angeles. Oct. 12, 1909: Fire breaks out at 143 N. Gless in ???Little Russia.??? "Eighteen complaints have been filed against members of the Russian colony because of their noisy manner of worship and...
  • Women Postpone Thanksgiving Dinner to Meet Militant Feminist!

     
    Portraits of Chicago women who deserted their families on Thanksgiving. Oh, the scandal!! "We will not stone our legislators. We will not horsewhip them in the streets. We will not break up their homes, nor drop stones through their roof to interrupt...