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Tuesday action at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.
Five US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

...Jennie Swartz. His family was suffering a "double hit" of grief, Toppen's sister, Amanda Gralewski, told the Chicago Sun-Times.A cousin said military representatives went to the home of Justin Helton's parents in Beaver, Ohio, early...
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Te'o mentioned 'girlfriend' twice recently

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Not once but twice after he supposedly discovered his online girlfriend of three years never even existed, Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te'o perpetuated the heartbreaking story about her death.
Staying the good course

For years Sidney Harris of the Chicago Sun Times was my favorite newspaper columnist. In one of his columns he wrote about walking with a friend along a street in downtown Chicago...
Best bets

For the undecided and impulsive, you can still head up to Haines for the Southeast Alaska State Fair. There's room on the two ferries leaving Saturday morning. The 7 a.m. ferry has room for foot traffic while the ship leaving at 11:30 can take vehicles.
Corruption gets a break

...executives Jeffrey Skilling of Enron Corp. and Conrad Black of Hollinger International Inc., former parent of the Chicago Sun-Times. Lower court judges will have their hands full sorting out those convictions in light of Thursday's ruling...
Morris Publishing Group to file prepackaged bankruptcy intention shortly thereafter. They include The Tribune Co. in Chicago, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, the Chicago Sun-Times and the owners of Philadelphia's two daily newspapers. The Associated Press reported that at least a dozen...

...struggle with colon cancer. Fanning got her start in journalism when she married the former editor and publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times in 1950. She delved into the business in earnest when she bought the Anchorage Daily News in 1967 with her second...
Kindness nourishes the soul

I was in the Seattle airport last month in a hurry to meet a friend. On my way to the south concourse where the TWA flight was to arrive, I was stopped at the top of an escalator. The reason I was stopped was that there was an elderly foreign woman trying to make her way up the "down" escalator.
'Whale Rider,' 'Winged Migration' play downtown

...transcendent one, inspired and inspiring, and we realize how special this movie really is," wrote Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times. "So many films by and about teenagers are mired in vulgarity and stupidity; this one, like its heroine...
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