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  • PASSINGS: Charles Wyly, Cornelius 'Corny' Cole, Billy Grammer

    PASSINGS: Charles Wyly, Cornelius 'Corny' Cole, Billy Grammer
    Charles Wyly Texas billionaire and philanthropist Charles Wyly, 77, a Texas billionaire and philanthropist whose family donated millions of dollars to Republican causes and Dallas arts projects, died Sunday after a car accident in western Colorado,...
  • Where's the consistency, NHL?

    Where's the consistency, NHL?
    Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw hit a goalie. It was obvious and potentially concussive. The NHL said it was cracking down on hits involving the head. He deserved a suspension. Nashville’s Shea Weber rammed a player’s head into the glass...
  • NFL draft preview: Wide receivers

    NFL draft preview: Wide receivers
    Seventh in a series exploring the April 26-28 NFL draft. Next: Cornerbacks. This is a deep group of wide receivers. There are considerably more draftable players than at any other position. As a result, the order in which they are taken will depend as...
  • Only one end zone to be used at Wrigley game

    Only one end zone to be used at Wrigley game
    Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald dropped a clue Friday morning that the gridiron layout for Saturday's game at Wrigley Field would not work. During an interview on the "Dan Patrick Show," Fitzgerald said player safety was "our No. 1 concern. It...
  • Cases shed light on lapses in sexual assault reporting at Marquette

    Cases shed light on lapses in sexual assault reporting at Marquette
    MILWAUKEE — On a chilly Sunday morning, a 19-year-old Marquette University student walked into the campus security office and tearfully reported being raped by an athlete just hours earlier. She says two of the officers on duty that February day...
  • Paper or plastic?

    Paper or plastic?
    Conscientious consumers going about their busy days eating, working, shopping and cooking are faced with many little decisions that can have a cumulative impact on the environment or their health. We like to believe we're making the best choices, but...
  • Concert news: Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Wye Oak, Zac Brown Band, High Zero concert

    Concert news: Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Wye Oak, Zac Brown Band, High Zero concert
    For some people, the concert news of the day has already run, and no one's gonna top it. They'll read these names below and say, Are any of these guys VAN HALEN??? Do they wear shiny leather pants and vaguely Middle Eastern scarves and a pinstripe vest...
  • Writer David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Homicide,' wins 2010 MacArthur 'genius' award

    Writer David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Homicide,' wins 2010 MacArthur 'genius' award
    Baltimorean David Simon, whose groundbreaking television series "The Wire" examined the institutions of his hometown with a passionate and unsparing eye, today won a 2010 MacArthur "genius" award. The 50-year-old Simon is one of only a few people ever to...
  • Alison Krauss steps out of pain and onto 'Paper Airplane'

    Alison Krauss steps out of pain and onto 'Paper Airplane'
    — The private, videotaped performance of six songs from "Paper Airplane," released last Tuesday, has wrapped and the invited audience has left the main room at Oceanway Studios. Alison Krauss & Union Station are in the midst of the still-photo and...
  • Quincy Jones' long and restless song

    Quincy Jones' long and restless song
    It had been a long night — a concert, a reunion with an old friend, a midnight meal — but as the clock ticked past 2 a.m. Quincy Jones sat in a rare state of silence in his estate at the very top of Bel-Air. The man they call Q nodded at the...
  • Kevin McCarthy dies at 96; prolific actor best known for 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers'

    Kevin McCarthy dies at 96; prolific actor best known for 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers'
    Kevin McCarthy, the veteran stage and screen actor best known for his starring role as the panicked doctor who tried to warn the world about the alien "pod people" who were taking over in the 1956 science-fiction suspense classic "Invasion of the Body...