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Chicago Tribune reporterHalf a century ago, the unthinkable became all too thinkable as the Soviet Union and the United States engaged in a game of chicken, played with nuclear bombs. On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy went on television to announce that the Soviet...
Tribune staff reporterAmy Francetic was at a child's birthday party in 2004 when she decided it was time to leave Silicon Valley. "I was sitting there listening to 6-year-olds talk about IPOs and whose house was bigger and how much a wedding dress cost," she said. By...
Internet-centered technology has advanced to the point that smartphone apps and e-commerce sites seemingly sprout overnight. Indeed, many can be built inexpensively from off-the-shelf software in weeks. Scientific breakthroughs, however, often require...
Clout StreetPerhaps spurred by the excitement of being out in public for a rare joint appearance, Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested Friday that they are “very close” to an agreement to expand gambling in Illinois and bring a casino to...
Though known primarily as an author, Ray Bradbury had a fixation with Hollywood. It was inevitable that his skills as a science fiction writer would eventually land him work in the movies. His first gig was with Universal Pictures in the early 1950s,...
He gets around, that George Washington. Spit crisp and slick from the ATM, he slides in and out of wallets, waiters' aprons, beggars' coffee cups, deli cash registers, the pockets of teens' jeans. Countless anonymous fingers have fondled that buck of...
Lurking beneath the surface of the West Branch of the DuPage River are the remnants of radioactive contamination left behind by a factory that was shuttered almost four decades ago. The Rare Earths Facility in West Chicago not only was a major employer...
Imperial Valley Press Staff WriterLocal residents got their chance to comment on solar energy zones that are set to take hold in various areas throughout the state and nation. The Bureau of Land Management had originally chosen 24 solar energy zones, but after more study, it was narrowed...
Fikile and Karen Guralnick Leonard and Ann Guralnick, of Columbia, announce the marriage of their daughter, Karen Ann Guralnick, to Fikile Richard Brushett, son of Stephen Brushett and Refiloe Bam, of Silver Spring, on June 25, 2011. The bride is a...
Jonathan and Kelly Caplan Paules and Kathleen Gibson, of Lewisburg, Pa., announce the marriage of their daughter, Kelly Lynn Gibson, to Jonathan Lee Caplan, son of Howard and Diane Caplan, of Columbia, on May 22, 2011. The bride is a 1987 graduate...
Tribune staff reporterUniversities were not always the engines of research and discovery," says Robert Rosenberg, associate vice president of communications at the University of Chicago. "World War II changed all that." Rosenberg says there was an exodus of scientists out of...
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