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Q: My cat gets the hiccups and sometimes belches. I've always had a cat, but this is my first male, and he's a sweetheart. Do male cats in particular get hiccups? What should I do about it? — E.R., Cyberspace A: "In my 42-year career as a...
Hiccups What they are: Involuntary, intermittent, spasmodic contractions of the diaphragm, followed by a sudden closure of the epiglottis (the cartilage protecting the vocal cords), which makes the hiccup sound. They have no known function, but they...
Boy, what a week for me to take off. Just my luck, it turned out to be one of the most amazing news weeks of the year. Joe Paterno is fired, the Earth is nearly hit by an asteroid and ... and ... (54 seconds go by) sorry, I just can’t seem to put my...
Tags: Joe Paterno, Herman Cain, Television, Rick Perry, Entertainment
RedEye movie critic*1/2 (out of four) To say that this Chicago-set drama takes a long time to get going inaccurately implies that it ever gets going. Practically everyone thinks that Joe May (Dennis Farina) is dead. He's not, but he sure moseys slowly from hiccup to...
Tags: Dennis Farina
New show means new changes...and with the changes comes viewer comments. Some love it, some are making us their new "choice", some dislike it...and some say we're trying to be too much like Good Day. With that said, we're not trying to be (or even beat)...
AP National WriterThere is still some fine-tuning to be done, but electronic voting worked well in most of the midterm elections -- even with one-third of American voters facing ballot machines they'd never used before. In Oregon, a problem that bogged down other...
Tags: Cook County, Gaming, Referenda, Voting Machines, Entertainment
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic3 stars (out of 4) In "Hukkle," an old country man with a face like a gargoyle starts hiccupping in the first few minutes, sitting by the roadside and watching bizarre things pass. That, in a way, is the key to the movie. "Hukkle," an invented word, is...
It's not unusual for Amy Gerstler to trip down the street from her house to mine bearing gifts: a ripe avocado, a jar of martini olives, an article of interest, a plastic Cupid the length of my thumbnail. Today, she meets me outside with a book she...
Tags: Cole Porter, Poetry, Crime, Law and Justice, Robert Bly, Crimes
I just got back from a week in New Mexico, and that usually means, by rough calculation, having consumed approximately 21 meals based on chile, most of it green. That's not including snacks. This time the number was far lower. And for the first time I can...
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