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FrameworkBy Anne-Marie Garcia, Associated Press HAVANA — A French daredevil who has scaled some of the world's tallest buildings conquered Cuba's famous Habana Libre hotel on Monday without ropes or a safety net — climbing to the top in about half an...
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Mark Steven Kirk, the Illinois Republican who suffered a stroke in January, plans to return to the Senate floor Jan. 3, the first day of the new Congress, Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) said Thursday. A Senate official, who...
Culture MonsterBreaking a taboo: The Israel Chamber Orchestra is set to play at Germany's Bayreuth Festival of Wagnerian music. (Agence France-Presse) Tug of war: The current owners of the Willis Tower in Chicago are in a legal battle with the former......
Bruce Graham, the hard-driving architect of the Willis Tower, once the world's tallest building, and the John Hancock Center, the X-braced giant that became a symbol of Chicago's industrial might, has died. He was 84. Graham died Saturday at his home...
Brand XHere's a wild idea: relate your organization's fundraiser to your members' interests. All too often, nonprofits default to bland, overpriced banquets in order to raise cash. Nicole Ring, the assistant director of development at the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA,...
Monster Mash: Autry president to retire; Einstein's theory of relativity goes public; LuPone's ballet debutCulture Monster--Bidding farewell: John L. Gray, president of the Autry National Center of the American West, will announce his retirement today. (Los Angeles Times) --Scientific treasure: The original 46-page manuscript of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity...
TRIBUNE REPORTERFairmont Scottsdale Princess This large spread manages to be an astounding desert resort without screaming, "Aren't we an astounding desert resort?" Take the spa, called Willow Stream. Remarkable. Inspired by the Grand Canyon and its Havasu Falls,...
Chicago Tribune ReporterIt's been a long time since cowboys parked their ponies on Main Street in what was once proudly marketed as the West's Most Western Town. Today's Scottsdale is two P.F. Chang's, two California Pizza Kitchens and two Merrill Lynch offices. It is art...
Chicago TribuneTravel + Leisure magazine choices based on modern, environmentally tuned design: California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco Nationals Park, Washington Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns Restaurant,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt was not the most spectacular domestic terrorism plot since the Sept. 11 attacks, and certainly not the best-known. But no other case posed such a real and immediate threat as the audacious scheme to attack more than a dozen military centers,...
If you haven't been following our Dust-Up on China engagement with Joseph Farah and Andrés Martinez, here's a sample from Tuesday's exchange. Said Farah: I'm a fan of imports from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. I think most Americans are. These countries...
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