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The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, summoning business leaders to the White House this morning to rally support for his $825-billion economic stimulus plan, made a public appeal for rapid congressional approval of the package. "When it comes to...
The Swampby Mark Silva The president's day starts with a prayer and closes with a joke - but in between, the president will be promoting the "importance of fatherhood.'' President Barack Obama's public day starts at the Esperanza National Hispanic Prayer......
Seven straight road games representing the roughest part of Chicago State's Great Westward Ho of a schedule had taken the Cougars' men's basketball team from Oregon to Texas to Ohio to Las Vegas and, finally, New Jersey. On the bumpy flight home after a...
Vincent Garrett was a terrific player at Marshall, but 6-foot-5 centers usually don't make successful Division I players. Thanks to two successful seasons at Lee College in Texas, Garrett will be a small forward in the Big East next winter. Garrett...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — During a timeout with 33 seconds left in regulation in Notre Dame's 82-78 overtime victory over DePaul on Wednesday night, coach Mike Brey noticed an unwelcome guest in the Irish huddle: self-pity. It took a seat between fatigue...
One day as Mark Aguirre was taking the L from his West Side home to DePaul for another recruiting visit that included a Cubs game, the feeling hit him. Aguirre still struggles to describe the sensation now, almost 35 years later. "I just suddenly...
Virginia Tech's most recent basketball coaching search lasted more than three weeks. The program can't afford a similar delay this time. Not to suggest athletic director Jim Weaver repeat his two-day quest of 1999. That appeared impulsive, and the...
Chopping Block - Seminoles Blog - Orlando SentinelThat audible sigh of relief you just heard was college basketball fans across the country finally breathing easy and saying the following: “Finally.” Finally, non-conference play has concluded for most teams and league play is set to begin...
Change of SubjectUpdate: Here's the playlist from last Saturday's "Sweet Folk Chicago" 7-8 p.m. WFMT FM 98.7. I was the guest host and played musical requests submitted by commenters here at Change of Subject. 1. Wendy C: Steve Goodman: City of New......
Pop & HissAll too often, a record from a famous actor can inspire cynicism in a music critic, a knee-jerk post-traumatic reaction from too many grisly attempts (anyone remember “Mr. T’s Commandments”?). Thankfully, the second album from noted...
L.A. NOWOrange County cop murder case: Two men who served prison sentences for the attempted murder of an Orange County sheriff's sergeant three decades ago cannot be tried for murder after the paralyzed ex-cop died of his injuries last year, a court of appeal...
L.A. NOWTwo men who served prison sentences for the attempted murder of an Orange County sheriff's deputy three decades ago have been charged with his murder after the paralyzed ex-cop died of his injuries, authorities said Friday....
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