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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally reinstates M...

I hope the Chicago Bears will soon be added to the list of "not interested" teams.  (Jul 27, 2009 | post #102)

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President Barack Obama shows poor form

I read elsewhere that Obama was probably hampered by the bullet-proof vest he has to wear. Works for me!  (Jul 16, 2009 | post #5)

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Michael Jackson may be turning point for TMZ

Yeah, and its scoops about OJ and other stories were going to make the National Enquirer legit, too. Not gonna happen, IMHO.  (Jun 28, 2009 | post #32)

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Pizza man: Injured driver likes his tip: $16,000

What a great, heartwarming story. Kudos all around. And I agree with the comment about sticking your head in a bucket of water if your heart is that cold that you can't see the humanity in this tale.  (Jun 10, 2009 | post #95)

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Pizza attack: After assault on pizza deliverer, neighborl...

What a heartwarming story. I'm glad the pizza fellow wasn't hurt worse, and that so many came to his aid.  (Jun 9, 2009 | post #14)

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Cubs usher goes the distance -- 600 miles round trip -- f...

What a nice human interest story. And hey, he takes public transportation, which would be going his way whether he was on board or not, for all you negative nellies!  (Jun 7, 2009 | post #10)

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Derrick Rose the target of Memphis NCAA proble

You are absolutely right. Great post.  (May 29, 2009 | post #56)

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Global Campus employees got bonuses despite program's str...

"Global Campus 2.0?" I hope whoever came up with that =brilliant= new name for the program gets a huge bonus -- not!  (May 22, 2009 | post #11)

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Autism drug Lupron: 'Miracle drug' called junk science

I really feel for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder, as well as for the kids themselves. And I know they are searching for anything to make their child better. But this treatment just doesn't smell right. It sounds like a modern-day version of the doctor in "Charlatan, " who treated lack of virility in men by inserting goat testicles into their nether regions. This was back in the '20s and '30s. Sounds like more snake oil to me!  (May 22, 2009 | post #156)

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Orchestras battling the recession need a bold new busines...

Are you saying that the CSO musicians who play in Park Ridge check their talent at the steps of City Hall when they are playing for the PR Fine Arts Orchestra? I would hope not! And like one of the other posters said, it's an alternative. Would you rather there be silence on Friday nights? The board of the PRFAS is putting out a FREE way for people to get exposed to classical music, and Barbars Schubert is very talented as a conductor. Disclaimer: I used to be on the board, so go ahead and accuse me of being prejudiced in this regard.  (May 19, 2009 | post #18)

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Orchestras battling the recession need a bold new busines...

Ticket prices weren't mentioned, but let me put in a plug for FREE performances on Friday nights in the summer in Park Ridge of the Fine Arts Society Orchestra, which features a lot of musicians from the CSO and other fine orchestras around. I don't remember what they are paid for performance, but thanks to the generosity of donors, the price of admission is absolutely right during these times! You can find out the 2009 schedule at  (May 17, 2009 | post #2)

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Snowball dances way into scientific papers

That bird definitely has more rhythm than I do on the dance floor! Way to go, Snowball!  (May 16, 2009 | post #6)

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Jay Leno brings comedy show to boost morale in Ohio regio...

>>Leno made no specific mention of Wilmington and the layoffs during the show. He quickly launched into his stand-up routine, joking about President Barack Obama, sex, marriage, movies, family and other topics at a machine-gun clip.<< While it was nice of him to make this gesture, he could have strayed from the script for at least a joke or two that the good folks of Wilmington could relate to, dontcha think? He did the same thing at a paid gig for employees of CNA Insurance (the big red building in the Loop). He was hired at God-only-knows what cost to entertain employees at a private event at Grant Park right before the Taste opened on the occasion of CNA's 100th anniversary back around 1994 or so. I was there with my husband, who worked for CNA at the time, and Leno didn't tell one single joke that had anything to do with the company, or Chicago, for that matter. He has one shtick, and he's shticking to it, I suppose.  (May 10, 2009 | post #1)

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Reader survey of stories roils Tribune newsroom

Whoa. Bad idea all around.Totally appalling to this former ink-stained wretch.  (Apr 30, 2009 | post #31)

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North Carolina rolls past Michigan State 89-72 to win the...

Well, with a moniker like "Tar Heel Fan," you can guess who I was pulling for! Way to go, Heels1  (Apr 7, 2009 | post #18)

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