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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.)
  • Wanted: Papal visit volunteers

    Wanted: Papal visit volunteers
    Volunteering at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia this fall won't necessarily improve your chances of a close encounter with Pope Francis, but it couldn't hurt. If you're 18 or older and willing to share your time and talents — and...

    Daily Southtown Local Scoreboard for Sunday, May 3

    SUNDAY'S RESULTTS LOCAL COLLEGES WOMEN'S GOLF NCAA DIVISION II EAST SUPER REGIONAL NO. 1, at Cog Hill No. 2, Lemont First round Teams: Indianapolis 312, Missouri-St. Louis 315, Drury (Mo.) 316, Northwood (Mich.) 316, Grand Valley State (Mich.)...

    Boy, 12, and off-duty cop among wounded in dozens of shootings in Chicago

    Boy, 12, and off-duty cop among wounded in dozens of shootings in Chicago
    A 12-year-old boy wounded in the hand in Rogers Park and an off-duty police officer hit in an exchange of gunfire with robbers were among dozens of shootings over the weekend in Chicago that killed five people and injured 31 others. The boy was in the...

    Daily Southtown Local Scoreboard for Saturday, May 2

    SATURDAY'S RESULTS HIGH SCHOOLS BASEBALL Ag. Science 13, Thornridge 5 Andrew 11, Stagg 10 Beecher 14-4, Crete-Monee 13-13 Brother Rice 8, Loyola 5 De La Salle 8, St. Ignatius 3 Joliet West 8, Chicago Christian 4 Lincoln-Way West 8,...