Thursday, March 17, 2011

In Your Morning Newsfeed: A Local Man Missing in Japan, RIP, Jim Tyree, the Simpsons Home in Real Life, Chad Ochocinco: Soccer Player, and the Latest in Japan

Posted By on 03.17.11 at 09:31 AM

A Chicago man teaching English in the Japanese city of Sendai - one of the cities hit worst by the tsunami - has been missing since the disaster struck. (Tribune)

There are big plans for West Lakeview - but do a public walkway under the el and a traffic circle at Belmont/Lincoln/Ashland make any sense at all? (Tribune)

Jim Tyree, one of Chicago's business giants and the man who saved the Sun-Times, died yesterday. He was battling pancreatic cancer. (Sun-Times) Michael Miner has a tribute (Reader).

Chad Ochocinco (or is he back to Johnson?) wants to play professional soccer in the MLS. Imagine the goal celebration dances! (Kansas City Star)

Four New York Times reporters are missing in Libya. Two of them have been kidnapped before, including Stephen Farrell, who was abducted by the Taliban in 2009. (NY Times)

Meanwhile, Bahrain continues its violent crackdown on dissenters and protesters. (Independent)

The radiation situation remains dire in Japan. (NY Times)

Cheap food may be a thing of the past. At least there's always fourthmeal. (Tribune)


Here it is: The real-life 742 Evergreen Terrace, aka The Simpsons' home, in Las Vegas. (Curbed Chicago)

But Scottie Pippen's stuff! (YoChicago)

Here's a real nice story about how a group of LA Clippers players chipped in to buy their coach cancer treatment. They did it because the Clippers refused to pay. (via Yahoo's Ball Don't Lie)

And our old friend Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, is back messin' with the media. This time he asked the Washington Post to remove the word "Redskins" from its blog covering the, well, the Redskins. (via Yahoo's Shutdown Corner)

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