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Friday, March 18, 2011

In Your Morning Newsfeed: Tough Times at the Sun-Times, Radiation at O'Hare, Inappropriate License Plate, The Worst Song Ever, and More

Posted By on 03.18.11 at 09:29 AM

It's been a tough week at the Sun-Times. First its patron, Jim Tyree passes away. And a day later, layoffs are announced. Executives say they were planned, and are unrelated to Tyree's death. (Tribune)

Passengers at O'Hare are testing positive for radiation, but the risk is minimal. (ABC7)

Those crazy kids at the University of Chicago have set up a no-strings-attached online hook-up site. (Tribune)

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Meet the men and women who screen Illinois vanity plates for inappropriate phrases. (Sun-Times)

The Northwestern professor behind the Medill Innocence project is clashing with the university over legal matters and accusations he withheld information from prosecutors. (Tribune)

Costco: Now selling wedding dresses. (Tribune)

What budget crisis? Mayor Daley is backing high-speed trains to O'Hare. (Sun-Times)

The United Nations has passed a resolution allowing its members to use force in Libya. Meanwhile, dictator Moammar Gadhaffi vows to "get crazy" if foreign forces intervene. (Guardian)

Libya says it will release the New York Times reporters it captured this week. (NY Times)

The latest on the Japanese nuclear crisis:
Japanese officials are mulling burying the damaged nuclear facilities. (Reuters)

A Q&A in layman's terms about what's happening in Japan, and what the major issues actually are. (NY Times)

This song is being billed as the worst ever (Gawker TV). But the Bob Dylan version isn't that bad!

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