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  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will allow investors to buy actual pieces of real players — namely, rights to 20 percent of the player's lifetime earnings (including licensing and product endorsement deals). The firm told The New York Times in October that it will soon stage an “IPO” for budding NFL star Arian Foster and hopes to sign up many more athletes, plus singers and actors similarly early in their careers. (On the other hand, Fantex's lawyers drew up a 37-page list of potential investment risks, such as injuries, slumps and scandals — and the fact that the stock will trade only on Fantex's private exchange.)
  • The ceiling's the limit

    The ceiling's the limit
    There's the Sistine Chapel with its ceiling decorated by Michelangelo. There are the frescoes painted by Raphael. And now there are images by photographer and artist Kerry Swank. Swank, 54, of Laguna Beach, learned from the Vatican that two of her...

    Cupich calls Obama action on immigration a 'first step'

    Cupich calls Obama action on immigration a 'first step'
    Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich on Wednesday praised President Barack Obama's executive action last week that could protect millions of immigrants from deportation. Cupich, who met privately with the president Tuesday in Chicago, said the Archdiocesan...

    Giving thanks for spiritual leaders

    This Thanksgiving I feel especially grateful. The presence of Archbishop Blase Cupich gives many Chicago Catholics new hope. We pray that he will reach out and draw us back together. Although we grew up memorizing the Baltimore Catechism, most...

    Sri Lanka's Catholic Church urges government not to use pope's visit to help election campaign

    Sri Lanka's Catholic Church has urged the government not to use a forthcoming visit by Pope Francis to help its re-election campaign after media reported posters had appeared depicting the pontiff blessing President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa is...