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  • Medicare to Help With Screening for HIV

    Medicare to Help With Screening for HIV
    Once a disease of the young, HIV has made its way into the lives of older Americans. People with the virus are living longer, while some are contracting it later in life. There have been efforts to fight it: safe sex classes in senior housing, condom...
  • Jonathan Eig's 'Get Capone' aims to go beyond stereotypes

    Jonathan Eig's 'Get Capone' aims to go beyond stereotypes
    “Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster” By Jonathan EigSimon and Schuster, 480 pages, $28 Reviewed by Noah Isackson, Special to the Tribune Finding a new way to tell a familiar story is a formidable...
  • The first All-Star game

    While the "Century of Progress" World's Fair was in full swing, anevent occurred on this day that changed baseball history: the first All-Star game. A few months earlier, Chicago Mayor Edward J. Kelly had gone to Col. Robert R. McCormick, publisher of the...
  • Rutan and Branson make a giant leap for space tourism

    Rutan and Branson make a giant leap for space tourism
    On a wind-tossed desert night, the dream of space pioneers Richard Branson and Burt Rutan to bring space flight to everyone -- at least everyone who can afford it -- drew closer to reality when the pair unveiled the world's first commercial passenger...
  • Emotional struggles detailed in essays

    Well before his murderous rampage at Northern Illinois University, Steven Kazmierczak described himself as a victim who had overcome hard times. In graduate school applications, reviewed exclusively by the Chicago Tribune, Kazmierczak wrote that his...
  • The auto industry hits home for American families

    The auto industry hits home for American families
    We baby-booming native Detroiters grew up with a ranking system. On the playgrounds at recess, GM was No. 1, Ford was No. 2, Chrysler was No. 3 and American Motors wasn't really worth the effort it took to insult the poor kid whose dad worked there (sorry...
  • The Darfur deception

    The Sept. 29 killing of 10 African Union peacekeepers in south Darfur by a splinter faction of one of the main anti-Sudanese government insurgent groups was shocking -- but especially so to those who have only followed the Darfur tragedy through the...
  • The bard of Sin City's last hand

    Driving me around Las Vegas almost a decade ago, zydeco music blaring from his car stereo, Hal Rothman promised me he'd leave town when its population hit 2 million. He didn't make it. Fast-growing Clark County is closing in on 1.7 million, but Rothman...
  • 'Well Enough Alone' by Jennifer Traig

    'Well Enough Alone' by Jennifer Traig
    Well Enough Alone A Cultural History of My Hypochondria Jennifer Traig Riverhead Books: 258 pp., $23.95 By the end of "Devil in the Details," Jennifer Traig's 2004 memoir of her obsessive-compulsive childhood, she was liberated from the need to lather...
  • 'Democracy's Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent' by Ernest Freeberg

    'Democracy's Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent' by Ernest Freeberg
    Democracy's Prisoner Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent Ernest Freeberg Harvard University Press: 380 pp., $29.95 It all sounds so familiar: a foreign war, an unpopular president, high-minded vows to spread democracy abroad and...
  • Eddie Logan dies at 98; Santa Anita Park shoe shiner

    Eddie Logan dies at 98; Santa Anita Park shoe shiner
    Eddie Logan, who ran a shoeshine stand at Santa Anita Park from the day the horse racing track opened in 1934 until a few weeks ago, died Saturday. He was 98. Logan, who in his younger years was a boxer as well as a baseball player in the Negro Leagues,...