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The top 10 stories of 2011 included limitations on skateboarders; an arrest for alleged rapes and sexual assaults; flood recovery; Marine Life Protection Act implementation delay in Laguna; the Heisler Park renovation; the Resource Center pulling out from...
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Change of SubjectUnder the above subject heading my former colleague Richard Longworth, now a Senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, writes in an email: I was struck by the festive Christmas illumination now lighting the dome of the top......
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World NowThe mayors of Modiin, a mixed religious-secular city, and the adjacent Modiin-Ilit, an ultra-Orthdox settlement located just over the West Bank's Green Line, are threatening to ban one another’s residents from entering their respective parks,...
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The Religion WorldReligion News Service reporter Chris Lisee writes about a new study that suggests megachurch services create a spiritual “high”: Maybe religion really is the opiate of the masses – just not the way Karl Marx imagined. A University of...
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra does a thorough job bringing to local attention gifted young conductors who are creating a stir in the podium world. The latest to make his debut on the subscription series is Vasily Petrenko, the 36-year-old chief conductor...
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As a child in Hebrew school, I was taught the story of the Hanukkah miracle: When the Jews in the land of Israel defeated the foreigners, the priests seeking to rekindle the temple's eternal light found enough ritually pure oil for only one day....
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Allie Marie Burden Plummer, 98, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. She was born May 22, 1914, in Fordsville, Ky., to the late Mary Dora Wiloughby and Jeff E. Burden, and was the wife of the late James Plummer. Mrs. Plummer was a faithful member...
Numerous novels and nonfiction books depict aspects of deception, trickery and illusion. Here are a few samples of books that debunk the idea that "what you see is what you get." "Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil" by Tom...
It's an unlikely setting for a religious ritual, behind a busy grocery store parking lot and nearly underneath a rumbling expressway. But this stretch of the Jones Falls — the stream rather than the highway that takes its name — provided...
“The Reason for Reason”, an exhibit of paintings by Beena Azeem, will open at Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave. in Hartford, with a reception on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit will run until Friday, Oct....
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