Chicago Reader | Issue Archives | Aug 19, 2004
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  • Aug 19-25, 2004
  • Vol. 33, No. 47

News & Politics

  • Our Town
  • The Bad Earth

    Those garden-grown veggies may look wholesome, but a Northwestern study says they might be loaded with lead.
  • Miscellany
  • The Fastest Girl in the World

    Betty Robinson was discovered when a coach saw her running for the train. Four months later she won the first Olympic gold medal in women's track. Then she mangled her leg in a horrifying plane crash. Think that slowed her down?
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  • Sports
  • It'll Take More Than Nomar

    Team chemistry in baseball is intangible and unpredictable, and after the picking up Garciaparra the Cubs have performed erratically.

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant Review
  • In Business

    It's a Small Hood After All: Worlds collide over lattes and laptops at a new Ukrainian Village cafe.

Columns & Opinion

Arts & Culture

  • Culture Club
  • The Nightclub Next Door

    Some new Boys Town condo owners want Circuit shut down because it's too loud. Their neighbors Mike Swingler, Steven heintz, and Ben Scheie say the noise comes with the territory.



  • Night Spies

    We are at Sak's Ukrainian Village Restaurant.