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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.)
  • Capital gains mean church losses in new German tax twist

    (Reuters) - A change in Germany's capital gains tax has prompted an exodus from its Catholic and Protestant churches this year as thousands of registered members quit their parishes rather than pay the money. Dioceses in both churches have reported in...

    2014 master football schedule

    2014 master football schedule
    WEEK 1 Games at 7:30 unless noted Friday, Aug. 29 Chicago Public-Inter City 2 Hirsch at Gage Park, 4:15 Kelly at Farragut, 4:15 Kennedy at Bronzeville, 4:15 Northeastern Athletic Mooseheart at Hiawatha, 7 Rockford Christian Life at...

    In Theory: On the question of martyrdom

    Pope Francis this month visited Seoul, South Korea, where he beatified 124 Korean martyrs, Catholics who were killed in the 18th and 19th centuries for standing up for their religion when the Joseon Dynasty was bent on bringing a halt to Western influence...

    Former papal diplomat could face trial in Dominican Republic: Vatican

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A former Polish archbishop and papal diplomat who was defrocked after allegations of paying children for sexual acts has lost his diplomatic immunity and could be tried in the Dominican Republic, the Vatican said. In a...